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This merchant city by the sea is enclosed by great ivory walls which were used to hold the desert storms at bay. This outpost resides outside of the Diamond Maelstrom and is often visited by travelers seeking supplies to go into the Diamond Maelstrom. With the storm finally subdued after three decades, commerce here has increased exponentially as curious travelers explore the desert terrain and seek a rumored subterranean hidden village!

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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:24 pm

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"The sixth chakra is Ajna and is located in the center of the forehead.” Due to its location and appearance it is often called the third eye. “It deals with insight and is blocked by illusion.” Hakuren then transforms into an unearthly entity. She was still human in form and yet she seems otherworldly all the same. She was beautiful and majestic and yet she would likely inspire fear into those around her. Flawless was her skin but pale as death itself. Gorgeous fabrics of black and purple adorn her skin and she held a mighty weapon with the same colors. “The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one in the same.” Even her voice was different in this form as it now was both firm and regal. “Even mortals and the divine are merely players in the play we call life. We both are capable of love and loss.” Hakuren spoke as an emissary of the Night Mother.

Hakuren glares at Jashin as the Night Mother has no love towards the dark god. “I will see your plans fall apart Dark One for what you have done to me.” This deity that Hakuren now serves was not always a goddess of death as she is now. The Night Mother was once a daughter of a harvest goddess. She was a being of life and now thanks to Jashin she was a entity of death. Her mother only wanted a son. But when the harvest goddess made a mortal boy into a god, the gods of death such as Jashin called her a thief. Her harvest mother was forced to pay compensation and the Night Mother was the price. “Life and death are merely to halves of the same coin in my eyes.”
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:16 pm

Jashin shrank back, not out of fear but because his avatar was inadequate and he was actively being pushed on two fronts. Without a mortal vessel to do his will he was incapable of truly harming an avatar of Hakuren's potential. Tatumas set a black mark upon his forehead and spoke rather eloquently in an ancient tongue known as Sansunni. The Kazekage or Steward Sousuke would have heard him quite clearly say "Lord Jashin you and I are no longer fettered and I will no longer offer souls as compensation for our deal. I revoke our clause and end my ties to be your servant as you twisted our bargain to take the soul of my beloved."

Black lightning spilled forth from Tatumas's body as his immortality was reclaimed by Jashin while above in the temple's gambling parlor a tiny doll of a girl transformed into a beautiful young woman as another porcelain battle doll formed upon the floor covered from head to toe in archaic seals . Black flames spiralled out from the battle doll engulfing all the remaining undead as their remnants were forcefully reclaimed by Jashin as well.

Content with the chaos and suffering he had helped perpetuate over the long centuries Jashin smiled a sinister smile at the Night Mother infused Hakuren before bowing gently and fading into dark black smoke. Leaving the broken sorceror, Tatumas all but empty.

Tatmuas stood on shakey legs as his life force began to ebb. With a faint haunted smile he nodded to Hakuren. "She is free, hurry and get all the treasures and her companions out of this temple before I fade away. Once I am gone so is this temple."


Maru and Danudee soon found themselves standing in the center of a gambling parlor filled with black cinders and strange women. Danudee picked up the ancient princess and tossed the battle doll to Maru and Pandora as he hastily ran for the exit with the remaining estranged women on Danudee's and Maru's heels in their heels. The gambling den began to crumble as Hakuren found she could easily escape via an adjacent stair case that opened from the wall as Jashin retreated with his bounty of souls.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:45 pm


'Hm?’ Maru watched as the remaining of the undead that were closing in suddenly stop, then bursted into black flames. The rogue still having his weapons drawn was still vigilant, Pandora remained behind him so he could protect her but as the last of the zombies burned away the rogue then eased then looked back at Pandora and gave her a thumbs up. “We're okay, you're safe.” the rogue said, so he thought… The ground began to rumble then Maru's eyes shot open. He didn't know what was happening now but when he saw that the place was beginning to crumble he already knew they had to get out of there or they'll be toast. The Danudee tossed Maru a doll, the rogue caught it then tucked it under his armpit grabbed Pandora's hand then began to run towards the exit with the remaining women running behind him and Danudee. The rogue was pretty confused but he later realized that it was probably because of this Jashinist guy giving up his soul.

What an unfortunate situation, but at least now that Pandora was free and that either him or the Danudee had the doll that Hakuren was looking for that they pretty much completed the mission they set out to do didn't they? This battle doll that he had was probably what she was talking about or that doll that Danudee had, not to mention he had enough money that he wouldn't have to steal as much as he did ever again but that probably should be the last thing on his mind, first things first he had to make sure he got out of this place in one piece. The rogue dipped to the side to dodge a piece off fallen roof, then looked behind him to make sure everyone was okay, all he could hope for as that there wasn't anyone else that they left behind.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:12 pm

“No” Tatumas had warned Hakuren of what is to happen to the temple and told her to leave quickly. However she will not run for the ritual they started is not over yet. “Ties of servitude have been cut, but he still has claim on your soul. We must finish what we started.” Tatumas may have given up his immortality but Hakuren did not. Should the temple crash a crumble, she will survive. Hakuren can and will see this to the end. “The last and final chakra is Sahasrara the thousand-petaled lotus. It is located at the crown of your head.” Hakuren points directly at the spot Tatumas chakra would be. “It deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachment. Meditate on what attaches you to this world and let it flow out of you.” After completing this task Hakuren would return to her normal form and attempt to run up the stairway. If Tatumas was still alive she would telepathic give him one last words of wisdom. ‘Let loose your earthly tether. Enter the void. Empty, and become wind.’
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 am

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Tatumas had already given up on his earthly connections over hundreds of years ago having dedicated himself to keeping the soul of one who did not love him out of the hands of Jashin. A soft sigh could be heard as a massive pillar of crimson energy exploded from the original magic circle Tatumas had made long ago to transform himself into what he believed was Lady Shishiden's ideal man. A small black gem emerged from the crown of his forehead. Within that gem was all that remained of Tatumas's broken soul. As his once immortal body turned to dust all that remained in the center of the rubble was one perfect black gemstone, the size of a child's fist. It was smooth and rounded but oval in shape. As Hakuren spoke her final words of wisdom the remainder of the temple collapsed. Oddly enough she found herself untouched. As she emerged from the stairwell as it filled with sand. Maru, Danudee, Pandora aka PanuPanu, and several other women waited just outside of the rubble.

Maru held the hand of a beautiful red headed woman. Danudee carried a small dark haired girl whom was obviously Tatumas's beloved from his words and the pictures from his chamber. An oddly made and intricately runed doll was in Maru's other hand.

Oddly the area began to grow extremely dark and cold as a new threat stepped forth. A large, robust man in a black cloak wielding a massive sword sat upon some rubble before all of them. He pointed at Hakuren then Maru and motioned for them to come over to him. He did not look like the type of man to take "No" for an answer.

Danudee tried to draw his pistols but found his weapons of choice cut in half just as he reached for them. This swordsman was the real deal, now the only question was who was this swordsman and how would everyone stay alive?
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:34 pm

Maru, Pandora, The Danudee, Hakuren and the lovely ladies made it out of the crumbling gambling den in one piece. Once the rogue was safely he began to pant, trying to catch his breath for a good moment Maru pumped his fist in the air in victory. “We made it!” He exclaimed, as he celebrated the masked rogue decided to study the battle doll in his hands for a moment to studied it for a moment. It was a cute small blonde girl doll that looked to be made from the finest rubber, the doll wore mostly red with a small golden wind-up key tied against her stomach with a red ribbon. The rogue being curious as he was took the wind up key to look at it from all angles, as expected it was indeed made from gold. He even bit the key to test of it would bend and it didn't! Putting his key in his pocket he gave Hakuren a thumbs up about to tell her that the doll rescue mission was a success… but then he felt another threat appear.

He snapped his head to look at whatever approached them as the atmosphere got noticeably darker. A tall cloaked man sitting upon the rubble of the once great gambling den, sword in hand. He seemingly wanted either Hakuren or him to step over, the Danudee's decision to attack him only lead to his weapon being sliced in half. He would've killed them or just attacked them if he really wanted to so clearly the guy either wanted to face one of them Mono a Mono or he had some words for them. Turning to the group he raised his free hand then announced. “Okay I'll be the one going to talk with him, you guys just keep back and DON'T interfere no matter what! Okay? Okay.” He stated, then he began to approach the man, taking his steps with caution. “Ooookay you got me, I'm coming over.” announced the rogue to the mysterious man. He honestly didn't really care since he had immortality from the black pearl but he didn't know if the immortality time ran out since… they weren't in the casino anymore.

Keeping at a good distance, the rogue stopped. Standing there for a moment with the doll held close to him figuring that it would protect him Maru cleared his throat. “Uhhh I had no involvement in destroying this casino Mr Cloak, if you wanna be mad at someone uhhh….” He thought of who would be a good person to put the blame on. “Blame the Anbu?” Truth be told he didn't know what the guy wanted, he just assumed that it was that he was the owner and was about to give them hell for destroying the place but what the guy was really here for was a mystery...

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Sat May 04, 2019 9:16 pm

After Hakuren got herself a pair of glasses she began her experiments with the artifact. The glasses seems to have improved her sensory link, but the question was by how much. Akazukin was somewhere in Soon Haven likely outside the normal zone for the link at the time. For her first experiment she would try to see if she can create a sensory link with Akazukin. She found she could even see through Akakuzin's eyes but she could not feel their body or presence like the pets that were within five hundred meters. When Hakuren overcharged her artifact her sensory network was pristine. It was as if she had found the perfect antennae for her radio and she could now tune in to any station and hear perfectly without static or a time delay. She literally saw and felt things through others as if she were sensing it herself in real time without any delay it all. However Sensory Link shares awareness between two partners and thus a door once open can be traversed from either direction.

Akazukin could see everything that was going on. The game that Maru was play with Lady Shinzen and all the memories that lead up to that point. Akazukin found it interesting that they would give out living artifacts like that. It almost makes her wish she stayed and played herself. Akazukin walks back towards the Casino and continues to watch and continues to learn. She saw Hakuren try to work a deal with Danudee. Through him see could see that not all people that pay the game were aware of the power they held or at least not all could use them. She listens to the host talk about the princesses, Tatumas and the games that went on there. Akazukin was starting to think Hakuren was getting a little over her head, but she will continue to simple observe for now.

Instead of immediately entering the temple to help her friend when she does not desire aid, she opps for a different path. The were multiple games that have been played in this temple and not all failed the tournament with loss of life or loosing the gifted artifact. Some gamblers quit while they are ahead and don’t come back for another round. To those who could not use chakra the items were nothing but antique, which is was in a pawn shop looking at old trinkets. She allowed her chakra to flow into quite a few items, before finally came across one that seems to feed on it. She purchases it and even goes to change into it with the restroom of nearby restaurant.

The man said that all of Princess Shishidou’s family and servants became minor artifacts, toys, and jewelry. These souls of the original sacrifice are lost to time but their likenesses remain. Each will cling to what they most resembled in life and carry that dark power. Akazukin knows what Lord Shishidou said, but felt like this was a little on the nose. Between Family and servant, there was little doubt as to what side this poor soul fell on. Akazukin has to wonder what kind of dark power to a simple maid bestow.

Akakuzin knows from Hakuren’s memories that both Hakuren and Maru was able to truly awaken by giving the artifacts an exorbitant amount of power. As the man said there can only be equivalent exchange, an eye for an eye. A soul for a soul. Blood for blood. Simply just giving spare chakra is not enough. She must forge a pack by going all the way. “I awaken you spirit and invite you to serve me as your new master!” Akazukin not only gives the artifact all her chakra reserves but also most of her life force into feeding the maid outfit. The act nearly knocks her out do to health loss. With the remain life force she uses a Rewind jutsu she reverts her body back into top form. And similar to Maru she too could see the spirit that resided in her artifact.

The spirit was a shy character to be sure as kept avoiding eye contact was Akazukin. She also seems either unwilling or unable to talk for despite whatever Akazukin says she remains silent and only answer in facial expressions. Akazukin has become quite the gambler and has learned to read people to an extent, but it was hard to get a beat on her. “So what powers do you bestow?” The maid does not answer but merely glances at the mirror. Akazukin follows her gaze and sees herself in the mirror with several weak point highlighted. This was an Eagle Vision jutsu in effect. As a servant she plays a support roll and stricting specializes in buffing jutsu which she uses on her master.

She then checks in on Hakuren and it seems like she successfully took this Tatumas fellow but it seems this somehow made the building no longer structurally stable. Akazukin rushes to the casino as fast as her feet could carry her and fortunately she gets there in time to see Hakuren was coming out of the casino safe and sound. Hakuren seems a little worse for wears and faints into Akazukin’s arms. Maru informs Hakuren and Akazukin the mission was a success with a simple thumbs up. That was good news however it seems that things were not over quite yet. A large, robust man in a black cloak wielding a massive sword sat upon some rubble before all of them.

The swordsman makes a demand to have an audience with Maru and Hakuren, however her friend was not in any condition to be seeing anyone right now. Hakuren did her part of the job taking care of Tatumas and thus it was Maru’s torn to step up onto the plate. Just like Danudee she too drew here guns to support Maru if necessary, but unlike Danudee she was able to use her temperal jutsu to instantly return her gun back to their proper condition. Should he try that again she would reflexively use Chronostasis to delay his attack.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Sat May 11, 2019 4:10 am

The swordsman sighed as one of the targets he was sent to claim was out of commission. Even as an apparent friend or ally stepped forth to take up the mantle of the fallen meddler. The well dressed gambler stepped forth thinking that he could take up the entire effort but Ojaku had received a vision from his Lord. Lord Jashin required two souls to compensate the loss of his gambling den. Five women cowered behind Danudee and his destroyed pistols.

"Since the other girl is unable to play you two will have to due. My Lord and God Jashin requires two souls in compensation for the loss of his gambling den. Preferably yours and that unconscious waif's, but he did not specify and I am not picky so feel free to kill someone in Lord Jashin's name or simply die by my hand or give up your soul in bargain. I don't care but TWO SOULS WILL BELONG TO JASHIN BY THE TIME I FINISH CLEANING MY SWORD!! You have three, maybe four minutes then I kill you both no questions asked and present your heads to my master in devout prayer. I will wait no longer than the time it takes me to clean my sword."
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Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Jashin requires two souls in compensation for the loss of his gambling den. This man wanted blood to be shed for his lord not because Tatumas broke the contract, not because the princess was saved, but because this stupid building was reduced to rubble. He’s demanding such sacrifice over wood and stone. Akazukin laughs in a way that some people would likely question her sanity. The women behind Dandee tremble thinking that she may start shooting them at random for Akazukin’s laugh makes it seem like the request was simple to her. “No, I think not. There will be no need for any such slaughter today.” Akazukin walks up to the dark figure guns in hand. She shows no fear as she was confident in her actions. A sly smile could be seen on her face as she approaches the man.

She could only imagine what the swordsman must think of this. Does this woman really believe she can best me? Has she not seen how quickly I disarmed that man? That smile; does she have some sort of trick up her sleeve?

Standing just a couple of feet in front of him she lifts her musket a points it straight at him. “Stand up.” It would appear that she was indeed challenging him to some sort of duel, but would he agree to participate or would he remain sitting there cleaning his blade. The barrel of the gun seems to glow as she focuses quite a bit of chakra into her weapon. The clock in her one eye was spinning backwards like crazy. Whatever she is about to do was bound to be impressive. “Get off the rubble and out of the way, so I can repair the damage that was done.” He had to think she was joking. This place was raised to the ground; it completely collapsed. Not even Pandora with all her temporal power could rewind this destruction. There was no way this woman could possibly pull of such a feat.

If he humors her she would fire her gun straight at the wreckage. Combining the powers of her Tokeigan with her World Shatter jutsu, she does the unbelievable. Stone, sand and wood begins to move in mysterious ways. If the swordsmen did not humor her and remained sitting, he would find the rubble flying away without him. It was like watching the great collapse in reverse. Beams standing back up and walls coming back together. In a minute the casino and gambling den would be whole once more.
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Thu May 16, 2019 10:43 am

The dark swordsman begrudgingly got up from his seat upon some rubble and walked to a shady point near some boxes which he set up like a table to resume cleaning his blade. He admired the girl's spirit for believing that she was strong enough to simply pull at the fabric of time and space but she was missing two key things that maintained the structure of the temple turned casino and she would soon figure that out. With a flicker of ninjutsu and alot of chakra the Temple turned Casino was remade but immediately began to crack and shudder.

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"That is a really nice trick and you could've pulled it off if you had a soul or two to sacrifice to maintain the structure. What you fail to understand is Lord Jashin is the Righteous God of Merciless Slaughter, Suffering, Murder, and unnatural death by horrible often Jashin influenced accidents. This structure requires souls to sustain itself. Good try though kid... so how about you Mister? You ready to give up your soul or someone else's. I wager she can keep the temple in tact for 7 minutes before she runs out of chakra. How about you sacrifice two souls for yourself and your friends in seven minutes or less or I come after your souls on my own. Whaddya say?"

The swordsman resumed cleaning his blade nice and slow using a well oiled rag and some broken leather pieces. In his mind he pictured running all three of them through then draining their blood slowly. He was happy to think about the pain and suffering they would endure when they failed.
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Well this guy is pretty friendly, clearly Jashin really wanted something as payment for him losing his gambling den and there was no talking him out of it. Seriously did he legit give us until he cleaned his blade to make a choice. The rogue looked over at Akazukin who seemingly wasn't really interested in killing people in the name of Jashin but would it really be wrong though? The guy gave them the option to either die by his hand, kill someone around here, bargain their souls, they literally had choices! Of course, the woman offered to rebuild the casino and he wasn't sure if this dark figure would actually go for that sort of thing. Maru put his hand on the musket Akazukin was holding to slowly lower it then began to give the dark man some of the ol’ Maru charm. He already told them that her idea wouldn't cut it, after all Jashinist were into the whole murder hobo thing so maybe he could at least convince him with his proposal. “Well I don't think you can actually kill me right now handsome.” the rogue said, raising his hand up to show inky black tendrils from his earth grudge fear. "I mean you can but I'll just come right back so surely if you wanted to kill someone….” the rogue spun then pointed at the Danudee and the women he was around. “They will be your best bet! Plus if you get that doll you can have some weird princess soul who made this casino in the first place!”

Now although Maru was good to some people he was still a mercenary in a world of survival of the fittest, so if there was a way to sacrifice someone else to save himself he didn't really give it much thought. Besides he believed it was a fair trade since he didn't really know those people. However there was a little something that interests him, it was the bargain thing for his soul or souls. Now the rogue took plenty of souls back in the gambling den so it really wouldn't matter to him if he gave up a heart or two. “About the wager? Like what do I get if I like willingly give my heart's I stole away. Clearly we could just like… whack you and go home but like if I'm just getting my life spared then I don't think I'll be interested in just handing over my soul? Got money or something? Need payment for these hearts and they ain't cheap.” Maru made his demands clear, he came to Soons Haven and Wind Country aiming to get rich. Bounty hunting wasn't going to cut it and doing mercenary work. So if he made a good offer then he'll gladly fork over his hearts, he knew there would be plenty more to collect.
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Sat May 18, 2019 3:08 am

The swordsman leveled his blade at Maru and smiled... "You got the right idea, but as I am now I could simply kill you all in the most horrible of ways. Unfortunately, my Lord wants you to make a choice. So you can give me two souls in compensation or I can take your souls on my own. That is all I have for you. Now I do like the thought that you believe I can't kill you. That does sound like fun but I am bound to my Lord's will and can't accept substitutes. You seem to have plenty souls yourself, if I miss my count you possess four which includes your own. That unconscious girl can exist without a soul I wager as she is blessed like me. This spunky girl is fun but I don't think she has anything my lord wants and she did not cost my lord his fun. Mostly that unconscious girl did. SOooO, give me a couple of your souls or give me one of yours and hers and we can call it even. This is your last chance, otherwise I simply take what my Lord Jashin wills and move on. My sword is clean... the casino won't last without Tatumas's soul as the binding glue... so despite her impressive display of ability, that simply won't due. Now, when you are ready to deal simply place your hand on my sword and say I give up a soul to Lord Jashin and your deal is done, or we can do this the fun and bloody way, your choice..." The swordsman held his massive sword level with ease so that they could resign themselves or face him in battle. He was a solid reasonable guy not a maniacal killer unless he needed to be.

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Sat May 18, 2019 11:56 am

Long long ago, a demon fox mystically pulls Akazukin’s soul out of her body and eats the whole thing in one bite. A priest defeats the fox and inspects the body and finds out that her soul was taken from her. Tearing into the fox’s stomach he retrieves the girl’s soul and places it back into the vessel to which it belongs. However her soul was tainted by the experience like a piece of meat marinated in salsa. Her soul practically oozed with the demons dark energy and as it is returned to her body it begins to change her in ways she does not yet understand. This was the source of her temporal strider abilities, but it also had some other effects on her that she was not aware of quite yet.

Akazukin looks exceptionally young for age; she’s an adult but looks like a teenager. It is believed that this is due to the influence of the demon’s corruption. For evidence of her demonic powers one may only need to look at her left eye, the Tokeigan. However this is not the only physical changes as Akazukin would find out later. The gestation period of a fox is only a couple of months and even though the conception was only little while ago, she was developing pretty quickly. Her stomach did not exactly scream pregnancy, but it did look like she was putting on a little weight. The dress she wore earlier hid it well, but the maid outfit was not so flattering on her. Like a fox she was not expecting a single child, but a litter. Four souls that have yet to even experience the world lingered in her body.

A shinobi life is one of sacrifice, but it is a sad day when a mother is forced to give up her own children. “I refuse to kill, but if you must have your souls. I assume your lord is capable of taking life mystically and without bloodshed.” Basically she wanted to know if this Jashin could make two of her children still born without harming the other two or herself. Should the man give her an affirmative, she places a hand on the blade of the swordsman. “Then I give up the soul of two of my unborn children. May they die in the womb and never know the pain or joys of the world.” If the man gives a negative to her question, there is only one other solution she could think of.

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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 pm

The swordsman drove his massive blade into the ground and walked over to the strange young lady whom offered unborn untainted souls instead of slaughter of the unworthy. "Dear young lady you obviously misunderstand the workings of the soul. Your unborn can still survive without a soul. To live without a soul is quite the hardship but it is done everyday. I was battleborn, my mother gave birth to me on the battlefield and rather than have me die from the wound I took for her while still in the womb she pledged my life to Jashin so that I might murder her enemies for all eternity. Bloodshed is required but it is not always so vicious as you imagine. If you want to trade the souls of the unborn their lives are still their own but their souls belong to Jashin. Who knows he may even have a place for them at his hearth. Like me perhaps it is destiny. I will however require blood. Simply make a small cut upon yourself and shed a drop of blood on my sword and speak your pledge and your friend will be free of Jashin's demands. I can do you know better deal than that. Should you wish to simply do battle then I am all too happy to harvest souls through violence but blood is the only necessity in this exchange. I am certain your well dressed friend will offer a soul of his own. You may even sweeten the pot and offer more than he requires Jashin is nothing if not giving. Just as much as he enjoys slaughter he is never above creating more followers of sacrifice. One need not be evil to wield Jashin's power you simply must accept that there must be blood spilled in his name."

The swordsman showed another avenue of his faith by explaining himself and some of his knowledge of souls and their transference. Should either participant touch the sword and offer the blood he would take it and invoke the rites of Jashin and grant Jashin's blessing with or without death as long as blood and souls are offered Jashin will be pleased.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Mon May 20, 2019 7:51 am


Welp they tried didn't they, it was pretty weak that he couldn't like offer something like giving him a casino of his own that is held together by his soul or the like but the fact remained that it was either they willingly give up two souls or he simply takes them. When Akazukin chimmed in to make one final negotiation with the guy by offering up her unborn children which was a little messed up even for Maru's standards! It's a good thing this guy was only interested in the people standing around him, not the poor unborn children. Finally since it seemed like this couldn't be avoided, they ran out of time, and that this guy wasn't offering them nothing but their lives spared Maru just simply decided to just get it over with so this guy could just get lost already. Guess the Kashima casino was going to have to go wait until he actually gets to enjoy the spoils of his riches. “Alright, alright think we stalled long enough.” the rogue said then approached the man, if he had the souls then it didn't really matter if he lost a couple of them but in a way he kinda thought he was cheated since that damn Danudee practically losing to him. Curse that guy and his luck.

Maru put looked back at the unconscious lady and at Pandora then looked back at the dark man then with a sharp glare into the guys face, he lifted his hand to grab a hold of the blade the man was holding then finally the rogue just plainly said. “ I give up two of my souls to YOUR Lord Jashin. There deals made.” He spat, stressing the word YOUR. He didn't know what exactly happened now but with his soul's it should be more than enough to satisfy this murder hobo and the god of the murder hobo's. Maru honestly would've called the man's god Jashin a fake god like this Mother Suna people worship around wind country just to spite the guy however he knew that at least for the most part there was proof of Jashin's existence and if he was still an unbeliever now then maybe he had a little surprise in store for him after all… After all one soul being taken away hurt.. but two? That gotta be pretty painful... Maru quickly ran his hand in the length of the blade to slit his hand, and with a 'Sonofabitch.' he signed away his souls in blood to the mad god of death. Hoping this didn't bite him the behind.
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