You are surrounded.
Around you are the enemies of creation. Fair Folk, twisted by the Wyld. Barbaric Lunars, heart’s blood running down their faces. Their Armies of undead ghosts behind them. A lesser man would flee in terror in front of such a host of enemies.
You just smile and draw your katana.
The ghostly army charges. You easily cut down any that dare approach you. With the instinct of a seasoned warrior you turn and see the Lunar behind you. His caste sign is shining on his forehead.
“Come at me, bro,” you say. The lunar roars and charges….
You jerk awake. For a moment, you are confused about where you are. You look around and realize that you are in History Class.
“You fell asleep again, boy. “ Your teacher towers over you, his feathers ruffled. Your classmates, the various god blooded children who live in Downtown Yu-Shan, giggle and whisper about you.
The owl god picks up the book he dropped on the floor by your desk. “Now that everyone is awake, let us continue our discussion on Shogun…”
There is a knock at the door. “What now?” The owl goes to answer, annoyed at the interruption. “Excuse me for a moment, children. Open your books to page 345 and read the section on Order-Conferring Trade Pattern and its influence on Shogunate Policies today.” The teacher leaves the room and closes the door behind him.
As soon as the door is shut, everyone jumps out of their seats and goes to listen at the door. You try to get close enough to hear, but can’t make much out. Something about “Maidens” and “Miscalculation of” Something Something “Exaltation”.
You don’t get to hear anything else as you get push further away from the door by a stronger god blooded child. “Move out of the way, Mortal.” Pissed, you step away from your asshole classmates.
You stand there for a moment, feeling like an idiot and then realize that this is your chance to make your escape. Yes, you’ll get in trouble, but that has never stopped you before.
Where do you go?
- Be a good boy and wait for your teacher to return…. Ha! Like that is going to happen!
- The open air market near the Gate of the Imperial City. You loved watching the coming and going from Blessed Isle.
- This awesome abandon building you found in the Slums. It has all sort of neat stuff to practice your martial arts moves on.
- Head for the air duct and see if you can listen in on the adults. No one tells you anything, so you have to find out for yourself.
I’m jumping on the bandwagon and starting my own quest thread! This is a concept I’ve been wanting to play around with, but I doubt it will fit in any game. Instead I figured it would make a fun Quest plot line.
Also, feel free to ask any questions and I’ll answer from the point of view of the character.
(You have always lived in Yu-Shan. As for family, you are being raised by a Goddess whom you call “Nanny”. She is the Goddess of Troublesome Children with Good Hearts who takes the form of a Anthromorphic Nanny Goat. She works for the Bureau of Humanity but is on loan to the Bureau of Destiny. For a twelve year old boy, you know a lot about the workings of the Celestial Bureaucracy.
When you ask about your family, she tells you a different story each time. Once your parents might be smugglers who died a horrible death at sea. Another time, you mother was a heroic dragonblood who died saving her brotherhood from anathema. All stories end with the death of your parents and each story ends with her saying “Aren’t I family enough for you?” Tears fill her goat eyes and you feel bad. Usually you go bring her a bouquet of Morning Glories to make her feel better. She likes the taste of those best.