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The Bakumatsu started with the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's black ships to Japan on July 8, 1853. Perry's objective was to incite Japan, through force if necessary, to open its borders to trade with the United States of America. In reaction to the arrival of those black ships which would end a 220 years isolationist policy, the country was divided. The pro-imperialist Ishin Shishi (nationalist patriots) fought to return political power to the Emperor of Japan, while the shogunate forces, including the elite Shinsengumi (newly selected corps) swordsmen, fought for the Tokugawa shogunate to keep its position. The country is currently embroiled with the Boshin Wars which is taring apart the men, and women of the country of Japan. Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the current head of the Tokugawa Shogunate has to prepare itself as citizens rush towards the aid of the Imperial Court assisting Prince Komatsu, and others in their attempts to overthrow the current government. With Kyoto burning in near constant warfare as assassins, and samurai rise up. Corruption in, and outside the court due to purges, and reckless officials forced the creation of a new group. The Shinsengumi, a police force made up of highly skilled samurai, and former Ronin.

With the details of the Satcho Alliance ironed out it is clear was is inevitable with the enemy being assisted by the British the task before the Shinsengumi is to stabilize the nation as much as possible...less their Empire burn, and their Emperor overthrown. Will the Meiji succeed, or will the proud Samurai reign supreme.

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1. All Standard roleplay rules are in effect.
2. I am allowed to decline something, or reject it for any reason.
3. Certain styles such as Kenshin's own are not allowed for sake of continuity and balance.
4. No character is to be on the tier of Kenshin's master everyone must be a skilled samurai of some sort renown, or skill but not utterly above everyone else until the rp develops further.
5. Foreigners are not allowed unless discussed.
6. Ninja may be considered but the Shinsengumi are traditionally samurai.
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Alright I mostly made my character decide to make him a pseudo foreigner but I can easily change that if you guys want. He uses twin swords, which he got his nickname from.
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@vancexentan I don't have an issue with him at all.
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Kenshin was a cool series. So we take it we make characters for the Samurai 4lyfe faction?

Can we get Juppongatana kind of weird?
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@vancexentan My character is ultimately done but I'm iffy on if his history fits in with the story. Let me know what you think.
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@AtomicNut We're supposed to be Shinsengumi you may be as you choose to be but you're still a police officer essentially. Mass murdering psychos are less likely to be officially sponsored by the Shogunate, or officials.

@RennyThe only real question I have is how his father reached manslayer status. Was there any conflict that would warrant that type of title that happened in the boshin wars.
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@AtomicNut We're supposed to be Shinsengumi you may be as you choose to be but you're still a police officer essentially. Mass murdering psychos are less likely to be officially sponsored by the Shogunate, or officials.

@RennyThe only real question I have is how his father reached manslayer status. Was there any conflict that would warrant that type of title that happened in the boshin wars.


I meant in terms of gizmos and themes, not psychotic personalities.
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@AtomicNutI'd prefer to be standard in most regards remember we're starting 10 years from the start of Kenshin technology is still rather poor in Japan.
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@vancexentan I was under the impression that being a hitokiri was a occupation. If hired by an official and tasked with eliminating their enemies and continuously successful at said job, then it was eventually a given that one's name would spread. Features or skills of said swordsman would leave impression, tales would be spun, and of course others hitokiris would recognize one's ability to complete the job. Manslayers (hitokiris) are rare but I can't honestly think of any prominent conflicts to speak about that could give Tomonaga the title. Just thought it would be a cool backstory for Nagatoki.

If you know any, I'd appreciate the help.
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It appears to be a title unless I'm misunderstanding it

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Hitokiri_o…

It was a title given to a select group for their ability, or reputation for murdering others.

Edit: However I'm willing to let it slide since more people in kenshin's period seem to have it including Saito.
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@vancexentan I see where the confusion came from on my part. I looked here kenshin.fandom.com/wiki/Hitokiri lol.

Anyway, thank you for letting it slide. He's done by the way.
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@RennyAlright I'll accept the character.
1x Thank Thank
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@AtomicNutShe should already be a Shinsengumi at this point unless she's just joining into the squad commanded by Fujimaru. Onna-Bugeisha would be a title, or a nickname. A rank should be investigator, or assassin since she has no experience in the Shinsengumi at this point then she'd be on the lower ends and not a corporal.
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@AtomicNutShe should already be a Shinsengumi at this point unless she's just joining into the squad commanded by Fujimaru. Onna-Bugeisha would be a title, or a nickname. A rank should be investigator, or assassin since she has no experience in the Shinsengumi at this point then she'd be on the lower ends and not a corporal.


Both options are tempting for different reasons. Expecting a grizzled Sword Tester only to find a purdy gal is bound to be funny... what to do...
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Alright I think that the character is fair however how would her having the rank of troop captain effect this roleplay? That would mean she would have her own squad.
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Alright I think that the character is fair however how would her having the rank of troop captain effect this roleplay? That would mean she would have her own squad.


Haruka-Onee-san~

On a side note, I finally decided to go with Akeno being a fresh recruit, so that people can question where is her father. Sheet has been modified.
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