@taylor: Ok you get one point, 9 references to go
@ReliusClover: @Shadowchaos: I'll be posting tonight
@VoidShiki: @Masterofdeath: @taylor:@Shadowchaos:
The moment Abyss moved it was the moment Wasp shot him, he went through the floor and the debris protected him from the worst effect of the Midsummer Bullet. The Master of Darkness ran away with the 4 Number following him by running in the building walls and balconies. –He may be fast, but he isn’t smart- Thought to Wasp to herself as she landed just beside the entrance of the dead end. Without even flinching she entered the trap Abyss build to himself and replied what his prey thought to be smart banter with a short quip –Sorry sweetie, but my evening is already booked- before Abyss charged forward she shoot with 8 different guns with blinding fast speed and skill. It was weird that she didn’t aim any of the shots to Abyss. But the reason for that was evident in seconds as the bullets that seemed like small spikes with circles in the back were bouncing one against the other and against the walls forming a high speed cage for the Master of Darkness. –You won’t be going anywhere darling; you’re trapped in my first Bullet Trick, the amazing Pinball Wizard!- Unknown to Abyss the circles in the back were starting to release an undetectable and invisible poison into the air, that eventually would numb his body.
The Tengu troops that rushed against Taylor were dumbfounded, one of them was out cold thanks to Taylor ingenious defense, the others didn’t even got to complete their attack as the powerful sound also affected them, not as hard as it did to their comrade. The three Tengu couldn’t fly, as their inner ear was still affected by Taylor improvised defense. –CAW Human! You’ll pay for this, even without or flight we’ll destroy you CAW!- The one that seemed to be leading them shouted an order in their language and the other two placed themselves behind him in line –You’ll perish dumb ape, we are a legendary unit between Tengu, we three are the Kuro Sansei CAW! And our special technique will destroy you, Guys, CAW! Let’s do the Jetto Kiryu Kogeki!- The three Tengu ran towards Taylor with their spears prepared, the first jumped over him attacking from above while vaulting, the second one rushed besides him and attacked in a cutting motion, while the third did the same only by the opposite side. They were planning to throw a kick-ass posse once they finished attacking, confident that Taylor would be death afterwards.
The Tengu squad leader and his remaining subordinate were as shocked as the rest of their squad as they watched how the body of one of their own bleed on the streets right beside the woman they just attacked. Her speed was incredible, she managed to defeat one of them and avoid the other two attacks. –CAW! You’ll pay for this human! I’ll make you ask for mercy when I’m over with you!- The squad leader roared at Alice, and gestured his soldier to attack while he started to chant and wind started to concentrate in-between his hands, that he hold outwards as If he was holding a sphere in front of him. As his subordinate charged, possibly to a fate similar to his comrade, wind filled the void between both hands and a massive sphere of swirling wind that was barely contained by the Tengu Sargent. As his soldier attacked serving as cannon fodder and decoy, he threw the attack while shouting – Fuushinkui: Tanabota no Sodai- A sphere of pure wind turned into a massive gust of wind that aimed to slam Alice into the ground
Two Tengu patrolled up high in the cityscape, talking in whispers of their own language. Thanks to their Leader alliance with the Gods of Wind and Storm, the Tengu had a very close connection to the Wind Element, more than any other Deity, thus sensing wind currents and such was almost like hearing or eyesight for them. With that said, it was more than obvious that both easily sensed an intruder in the sky and even more the attack and it’s trajectory towards them. With a aerial twirl and roll both of them managed not only to avoid the attack, but also to place themselves facing the attacker. They noticed the Divine origin of the intruder, and even more, his double intruding, one being here when he shouldn’t and other being a divine being from another sphere of influence thus not welcome in the Shinto Deities territory. Only some scholars of the occult know this, but the repression of the Christians in Feudal Japan was mostly responsibility of the Shinto Deities possessing people in the higher seats of power so they could use the human resources to turn the populace against the missionaries. These events escalated into a full fledged war in which most of Deities were exorcised into enclosed domains by Christian Priests helped by the Angels. Thus the Tengu and the entire Shinto pantheon loathes them with intensity. -CAW! Angel, you should leave this place or you’ll die by our hands, we respect the truce between our sides, but stay a minute more and we will destroy you and feed your essence to our Lord Arashi-
Meanwhile at ground level, the Mangetsu troops led by Demon and Beetle started facing the defensive formations of the Yakuza Alliance led by Falken Degiraz and his makeshift group of mercenaries in the field and Shogun and Tsukiyama from the HQ. The battle ignited the Shinjuku area with both sides battling fiercely. Kuro-san could calculate and plan, yet even he knew that the human factor can sometimes be immensurable, and the easy fight he had planned was getting longer as the Yakuza fought with the ferocity of a hundred armies. But that’s why the Underworld Emperor bought the services of the Numbers. Demon destroyed fortifications with his blaster and reaped lives with his sword by the dozen. Beetle cut down any foe, and even the most expert swordsmen in the Yakuza faction fell under his particle beam sword. Falken was facing a crowd of Iron Eagles Mercenaries armed with his two trusted guns Ray and Aznable. And while the fight ensued, Vampire kept his silent approach of towards the New Dawn Camp and the Silhouette of Arashi the Dai-Tengu was starting to appear in the Omyo magic circle created by the New Dawn priest as Amateru cheered on and his brother sipped his tea with calm.
@ReliusClover: He made a anime pop culture reference... and more than anything I liked how he phrased it rather than the reference itself, I'm more of a Fate/Zero fan than a Fate/ Stay Night
@SamJaz: I just made the floor before this one so I'll pass until somebody else haves their pick
@VoidShiki: @Masterofdeath: @taylor:
Near the East rim of what was about to turn into a battlefield, a flock of Tengu moved in perfect synchrony through the air, summoning gust of cutting wind that slowly started damaging the city, cutting buildings in half. The Tengu carried Kamaitachi Spirits with them that allowed that feats of slicing, cutting through concrete and brick as if they were cutting through wood. The servants of Arashi were looking human flesh to cut, as their forced imprisonment in their leader domain by a Shinto Priest that exorcised them from the woods they used to inhabit had filled their hearts with rage and hate for the humans –CAW I can smell some humans CAW- One of the squad leaders shouted to his men –CAW Come on ya guys! Let’s roll and cut them nice CAW!- The rest of the Tengu agreed with a powerful roar and split into two teams. One with the leader, Fuuzaki, found a woman with a peculiar atmosphere around her, yet frenzied for the opportunity the three Tengu attacked at the same time –CAW Human Flesh! CAW We want to kill ya and eat yer flesh CAW!- Using their Kamaitachi infused pole arms they went for the kill moving as fast as a falcon in free-fall. The other group, conformed by 4 Tengu found a strange young man with a blank expression in his face shouting to nobody about saving the trees. The Tengu knew that “saving the environment” was their mission, yet Arashi told them to keep that charade until he was fully summoned, then they would turn against New Dawn and slaughter anything in their place. The four Tengu went directly for the kills launching a barrage of Cutting Wind attacks while going –CAW!-
Tobias Triene was one of the mercenaries that were hired by Kuro-san, he and his troupe, The Iron Eagles. In this particular operation he was placed as field leader and to his chagrin he was not only in charge of leading the troops but also of being the connection between the foot soldiers and the Numbers. Anyone that was worked as Mercenary for enough time knew about the Numbers and the legends that surrounded them. Tobias was scared of his responsibilities with the mythical mercenaries, yet he did his job the best he could. In this particular occasion he grew near to the two Numbers left with the foot soldiers, Demon and Beetle, as one of the surveillance equipment’s picked up an energy spike in the vicinity. – Sorry to bother you, but our equipment picked an energy spike 50 mts into that block, as the energy is of unknown nature for our scanners I have to take this information with you, according to my orders- Demon looked at the man and grinned – Worry not Mortal! Our comrade in arms is already on it- The Armor Clad Number was referring to Wasp, that thanks to her equipment managed to locate the source of the energy and was already on the move. With her goggles on and activated, Northern Wasp could notice any changes in energy currents, mystical or technological, as well she could plant small, almost undetectable darts with cams incorporated that she could access from the goggles HUB, she called them Wasp Eyes. With ease the lethal Russian enforcer got to Abyss location and without making almost any sound, and the optical camouflage of her suit active, she slipped into the building.
With supreme stealth she clawed into the ceiling over Abyss and with the armor sticking her back, after shifting a little, to the concrete she took two of her guns and already aimed them at Abyss. Her camouflage de-activated and she cleared her throat –Hello Darling, how’re you doing? Mmh… You don’t look half-bad- She winked, and before Abyss could make a move she continued –Do me a favor and don’t move, I wouldn’t want to ruin your pretty face by torturing your ass.- Abyss didn’t knew about it, but all the weapons of Wasp where in some manner poisonous, each with a different and terrible effects – So honey, why are you here trying to ruin our show? Be quick I don’t have all day-. Meanwhile Vampire moved from shadow to shadow, turning himself into mist to go through buildings. In the apex of the night his powers were larger and more powerful, and he knew exactly how to use them to stay undetected as he moved towards the scent of human blood, probably coming from the New Dawn HQ.
A man in front of a chessboard, a emotionless mask to hide his sorrow, black hair and black coat. Kuro-san was alone; he always was, since he started his crusade to become the most powerful men in the world. But maybe that was how anybody that only searched for power and influence would have to be. No friends or family, nobody but his right hand knew about his real face or personality. He just used masks to face the world. The gentle smile of Usso Namae, a Japanese entrepreneur and Billionaire owner of Garyuu Zaibatsu, a multi-national company that had links to every field, medicine, engineering, architecture and many more. Name it and possibly Garyuu was doing it, yet that amount of power wasn’t what Kuro-san looked for, he wanted total dominion over everything, maybe even over life and death. He was an enigmatic figure that started creeping his way over the whole Japanese criminal underworld, conquering Osaka after making a pact with the Aoki Minato, the self-named God of Gambling.
From that point on his fame and influence extended through the islands, and now the last remnants of the old criminal gangs held Tokyo as a fortress. Kuro-san was already being called the Yakuza Emperor, or the Lord of the Underworld, some even compared him to Oda Nobunaga. But most of them didn’t understood the real reach of Kuro-san, he knew the old ways and despised them, he knew that behaving like a Yakuza wouldn’t give him the power he needed, so he developed a more efficient criminal empire, one only known to the high tiers of the criminal underworld. There wasn’t a Mangetsu HQ, or Mangetsu members, his gang was akin to a empire, conquering the other gangs and joining them in but allowing them to keep their name, so for the authorities there wasn’t a change of management. The ones that reached to some partial truth were bought by Mangetsu or vanished from the face of Earth.
Kuro-san was finally preparing to take over Tokyo and thus conquering all Japan. The wheels had been put in motion for six months, slowly undermining the Sangumi Yakuza Alliance resources and members and setting up the crisis simulacrum about a nuclear blast of Tokyo, to get the streets cleaned from bystanders. He may be a heartless monster but Killing bystanders for fun wasn’t something he wanted to do, he was cold and calculating each thing he did was part of a bigger scheme. His troops were already on-route, he didn’t even need to be there each of them knew exactly what to do and where to attack. He was calculating that the battle would take two hours and the cleanup 3. He could stretch those five hours to a total of 12 if needed. He had a secondary plan prepared if anything strange comes out.
The troops were ready, squads of highly trained and highly equipped men and women ready to attack, mostly as foot soldiers, some in vehicles. Kuro-san planned to use them in a blitzkrieg like attack cutting the perimeter and destroying the enemy vehicles. He knew that with only this troops he could win, but he wanted them to despair and he wanted the word to spill out to the other criminal organizations across the world, if you put in Mangetsu’s path you’ll be exterminated. For that purpose he hired the Numbers a group of elite mercenaries of equal enigmatic nature as his, a group that only worked for an organization even more secret than Mangetsu, a group called the Altar of Bullets, said to be the driving force behind any conflicts since the introduction of gunpowder in Europe.
This was the 4th Generation of Numbers all of them known by a number, marking their status in the group and a codename that reveled something about them and their origin. They stood out in between the Regular troops dressed in midnight black body armor. There were Four numbers, 5, 4, 3 and 2, as the 1 Number was anybody that could defeat the other 4 in a row without killing them. Lots of numbers died trying to take the spot and this generation decided to leave the 1st position vacant. Even so the 2 served as the field leader, yet his orders were, unless he threatens the others, mere suggestions. This generation was relatively knew as the others lasted almost 50 years this was only 5 years old, yet they were still as deadly as the others as hundreds of men and women found out.
5th is Eastern Beetle, a man covered in a high tech armor carrying a particle beam sword, he was silent and only some guttural growls could be heard coming from behind the mask. 4th is Northern Wasp, a female in a tight outfit with an armor on top, carrying and arsenal of custom fire-arms. 3rd is Southern Demon, a man in a demoniac armor carrying a massive heat blade and some kind of blaster gun. 2nd is Western Vampire, a man dressed like a cowboy with pale bluish skin and a long white beard carrying a small gun. Vampire was member of the last generation of numbers and the others feared him as their first mission was too find him as he hid from the world deep inside a mountain range in a lost corner of Eastern Europe. Most of the others are scared by the things they saw in Vampire’s Domain.
-I think is time for use to cut loose don’t ya think?- Wasp talked with upbeat tone, she was the most “human” member of the current Numbers and she usually tried to lighten up the mood – I never restrain myself, I only need more enemies to feed my blade!- Demon roared with thundering voice while waving his massive heat sword. Most of the Mangetsu troops were shivering in fear by hearing the Numbers talk. –You’re no fun Demon! Maybe I can have some fun with Beetle instead!- Wasp talked while getting near to Beetle and grabbing his arm –What do you say Beetle, wanna take that armor out and have some fun? Maybe there is some love hotel open or if not we can go to that alley.- Wasp talked in a sultry voice and Beetle back off gesturing with both hands that he wouldn’t like that. The only female Number was dying to know what was under Beetle’s armor. She loved secrets as much as she loved a good fight.
-Silence- Vampire word charged with what could be described as Predatory Instinct, made the whole group stop goofing around. Without even looking at them Vampire kept talking – Beetle you help the foot soldiers in the ground, Wasp take the rooftops and exterminate any bystander or observer. Demon you are the shock troop, take the war to their elite units. I’ll investigate the East flank, I can sense something strange there.- All of them nodded, even Demon battle-crazed face show a hint of fear as he agreed to Vampire Orders. All of them started to move out as the clock reached midnight. The troopers moved first followed by Beetle and Demon. Wasp climbed to a building and gestured goodbye with an upbeat face and Vampire calmly walk to the left of the battlefield going to investigate.
Meanwhile in the Sangumi HQ preparation for war was being made hastily and untidily. Yakuza run from place to place contacting other criminal families in the city like the Italian Mafia and the Russia Mobsters hoping to get more men than Kuro-san forces. The leader of the Alliance, Yamato Tenkaidan, mostly known as Shogun by his men, was in the main room of the building they’re using as war room. He was accompanied by his second in command Tsukiyama and a man not from the Clan. Wearing a complete black outfit with details in red and silver he was sitting against a wall. He carried a coffin besides him and two gigantic pistols. Shogun and Tsukiyama were placing the troops in position thanks to their cellphones and using a map. The mysterious man in Black was drinking from a canteen with a grim grin in his face. – We need to strike first and strike hard!- Shogun roared as he hit the table with his fist – We can’t leave this young bastard to get hold of our domain!-
Tsukiyama tried to calm him down when the man in the black outfit stood up – Kuro-san is on the move and he is sending the big guns. I better move to the rendezvous point with your other hired guys.- With ease he lifted the coffin and hanged it in his back with the help of some straps and left the place – Good luck Falken Degiraz! You’ll need it- Shouted Tsukiyama as the door closed. Shogun hoped this was enough, but what he didn’t know is that Falken loyalty lied where the money was and the Sangumi were short on funds. Tsukiyama already knew about Falken agenda, as he was the one who hired him. Under his disguise, Tsukiyama was truthfully Tsukimori-san Kuro-san right hand man. Thanks to the ShinkaLABS of Garyuu tech he had a perfect disguise of the real Tsukiyama, dead for almost 3 months. Falken mission was to get the hired guns, people of skill and power beyond humanity that answered the call of the Yakuza Alliance to work for them in this battle, to do some damage to the Yakuza strong points without them knowing. Falken got there and didn’t saw any known face. –Let’s go people we have a battle to win-
Near a small temple to the East of Tokyo, a group of men dressed in traditional clothing chanted around a fire. One of them lead the chants as they summoned Arashi Daitengu, a powerful deity known as The Wind that Changes the World. As they brought the slumbering deity into this plane of existence summoning from his domain hidden over Tokyo dozens of this deity servants, the Tengu started surrounding the circle of monks. –Come on brothers! Bring Lord Arashi to this world so we can bring this era of technological corruption to its end! Let’s bring the storm to wash the sins of humanity.- The leader of the chant, the Monk Amateru waved his arms in a grand gesture. From the temple stairs a young man, the leader of the sect watched how his brother summoned the Tengu. The leader, Karasu instructed the Servants that started flying towards downtown destroying buildings with razor winds and planting new trees and plants everywhere, 30 minutes more and Arashi would rain change over this city.
Appearance Age: 45
Faction: Lawful Evil
Group Affiliation: Mangetsu
Original Name: ??????
Known Aliases: The Yakuza Emperor, The Cunning Kingpin, the Leader of Mangetsu, the Underworld Overlord, Usso Namae
Avatar Appearance: Kaiki Deishu (Nisemonogatari)
Origin of Power: None
Signature Moves: Send in Falken, Send in the Numbers, Manipulation Carnival
Mini Bio: Kuro-san was a petty criminal in his youth, that after a traumatic event decided to change his life, and afer vanishing from the world for years he started a criminal empire bigger than anybody else...
This is as basic as you get, a gang war is about to start in Tokyo, the old Yakuza clans remaining in the city, Aoitora, Midoriryu and Akaikarasu have formed an alliance against the new most powerful gang, Mangetsu, that only recently started to extend from Osaka, outmatching the other country yakuza thanks to their total control over the docks of Osaka, allowing them to get revenue from anything that goes through customs. Mangetsu led by the enigmatic Kuro-san has employed a lethal group of mercenaries known as the Numbers, and plans to attack Tokyo during an evacuation exercise in which most of the city downtown will be closed during the night. Empty streets and two warring factions of criminals, the perfect recipe to dye the streets red and for the Gods of Death to run free through the city.
In their desperation the Triumvirate of Clans, using the name Sangumi, decided to hire anybody that could serve to stop the threat and would pay enormous quantities of money. But both sides are ignorant of a third faction led by a sect called New Dawn, which wants to rebirth nature into the cold heart of the city and they’re going to take advantage of the situation to use rituals to summon old Shinto deities to destroy the city and bring back nature. Old Yakuza, New Yakuza and Japanese minor Deities, what could possibly go wrong?
Characters can enter as:
1) Hired by Mangetsu
2) Hired by the Yakuza
3) Law enforcement officials or "bounty hunters"
4) Pro or Anti New Dawn
5) Accidentally stumbling upon the place
Any questions about the NPC involvement and about characters you want to include for your own character stroyline please send me a PM