Yokai


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Yokai


"(meaning"fishy", "mysterious", or "implausible") are a class of Obake and bakemono (sometimes obakemono) are a class of monster or spirit in Japanese folklore. Literally, the terms mean a thing that changes, referring to a state of transformation or shape shifting.
obake, creatures in Japanese folklore ranging from the evil Oni (?, Oni?) are creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre.
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The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu, and the Edo bakufu, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city of Edo, now Tokyo. The Tokugawa shogunate ruled from Edo Castle from 1603 until 1868, when it was abolished during the Meiji Restoration.
Our story takes place in this period. Unlike the general picture we find ourselves in a small village in the mountains in the middle of Japan. Cut of from civilisation and any link to the outside resides the small village of Shioku. Many tales are woven around this place. One is that no army could ever get their men to even find the place rather take it under some kind of control. Another one goes that the village holds the kimon the gateway to the land of dead.

A short resumé of what happened until now

A convoy, never been heard of ever after, was travelling between two major cities in Japan (more or less nobunaga time). When a chimera attacked a group escorting these were shifted onto another plane of existence without spacial or time references. As each individual decided if it belonged to light or darkness they awoke in the midst of a cave situated in some sort of malign material world, soon to be discovered as realm where a goddess with name of Khali seems to reign.

Paths split due to mistrust. One of them, Mason, met two other travellers from the plane of limbo and Fearun a strange frog creture and an elf. The frogman, a spiritualist named Cado, had managed to live in this seemingly plane of death for a while now. Jerson, the scholar elf, had as his memory his own demise before waking up in this place.
While this happened the other group struggled with survival to prevail over this unknown place as members slowly fell into a comatose state. In the end only two remained. Yuuki a warrior destined to bind the vestiges of other aeons to him and Arfur a valiant cleric who's dedication to his god was in itself an accomplishment in this place.

Eventually all of them found each other once more in the strange villa of an aristocrat English gentlemen named Jonathan. Agreeing to full fill two deeds in exchange for wealth and a possible escape of this plane of death they ventured back into the village they had previously passed, ridding themselves of sleep and the fallen companions amongst them, now with the goal to retrieve both a mystic bell from the very bottom of a well and a legendary scroll from behind the walls of a monastery.

At the appearance of a fiendish demon at the very well they were looking for the party once more splits up entwine. Cado and Mason in search of the bell find themselves now among a perilous dungeon with bizarre rooms and events around every corner. Yuuki, Arfur and Jerson still stand at the very edge of the well in pouring rain trying to find some answers out of the mouth of a red haired faery, who decided to show after a long fight against the minions of the demon who loosing interest vanished.

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