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In Avalia 6 days ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City
Interactions: Bellona @Potter
BGM: N/A






Kuroi raised his eyebrow in curiosity (although due to the mask that covered his face, this could not be seen). The vulpine understood that times were dire and this human was at risk of being captured and killed, if not worse if discovered. From what he interpreted, it seemed that the young woman seemed most eager to interact with him for the sake of his skills. Understandable, but all too convenient for a sudden show of friendliness. He let out a sigh as he slowly responded, "Seeing as you're not from this world, and of course, Roshmi City, I am the son of a once-famous duelist who's wife was in charge of training the city's special forces in hand-to-hand and weapon combat. I'm able to use mostly any weapon given to me and adapt to whatever is in my surroundings. Knifework, grappling, swordsmanship, takedowns, and striking, I'm pretty well versed in them all." He shrugged. "Additionally, I can be quite stealthy if need-be and have had a little bit of experience when it comes to reconnaissance a couple of times."

Once he finished, the vulpine drew his fan, opening it with a flick of his wrist before covering the lower half of the mask with it. "I'm quite fond of the bladed fan over knives. Although a bit awkward at first, they can actually be used to block against smaller weapons and have the same utility as any combat-oriented knife."

Almost as quickly as he drew his weapon, he closed it and hung it at his waist again, "Does that answer your question, Miss Belle? Or is there anything else you wish to know?" He asked, tilting his head at her as his ears twitched.
In Avalia 19 days ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City
Interactions: Bellona @Potter
BGM: N/A






Kuroi felt eyes fall on him as he sat there in his meditative state. The ears atop his head twitched and turned in the direction of Belladonna as if having heard her footsteps move towards the way they came from a week ago. His eyes open and met with the young girl's for a minute, catching her silent indication that she wished to go to the world above once again. The vulpine followed her gaze and soon began to follow her after she disappeared alongside her companion. His footsteps were quiet as he inconspicuously made his way above, making sure no eyes set themselves on him for longer than necessary. As he arrived at the surface, he felt the sunlight strike him and fresh air bless his lungs. Letting out a happy exhale, Kuroi walked forth, his arms spread out slightly from his body as if to enjoy the city ambiance and the fresh air he had longed for.

It didn't take the vulpine much time to catch the scent of the human girl again. He pressed forward, quickly but silently until he arrived at Belladonna's group. He crept up behind her and looked over her shoulder at the flyer advertising the ball, raising his eyebrow.

"A ball...? Not the best of times to celebrate anything." He says softly as if to announce his presence.
In Avalia 26 days ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Ra Monde
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers, Bellona @Potter, & Baraian @Dezuel
BGM: N/A






Week Summary


Ever since his voluntary encounter with the Dark Elf, faun, and the human, Kuroi had calmly resided within Ra Monde, causing no trouble for anyone. His mornings were spent reading whatever he could get his hands on whereas his afternoons consisted of training by himself - kata, shadowing, and tending to his tools and weapons. His eyes came upon the faun and the human multiple times throughout the week (after all, it was hard not to encounter the same people in an encampment of no more than a few hundred) but decided not to approach either, especially after such a dramatic first meeting a few days ago. Normally, he would have taken time to talk to the people he had just met, but the tension that emanated from the human girl and the anxiety from the faun had him presume it would be better if he kept his distance for a while. Instead, he filled his evenings and all forms of socialization teaching the youth and old alike in the encampment, having started a small training group or so under the supervision of the guards.

Halfway through the week, Kuroi had already assembled a group of four or five male youths and had them train with whatever weapons they had on them as well as their fists and feet. Evening after evening, Kuroi emphasized the need for pressure testing and trained his temporary students in engagement strategies, basic knife work, and how to handle oneself without a weapon on them. There were times when Kuroi considered inviting the faun to train with the group he had put together but left him to his own accords instead. As night fell (or at least, when Kuroi assumed it did), Kuroi would stalk the Dark Elf who had led him here from afar, examining his mannerisms and any subtle actions that would give away any sort of machinations he may have had in mind. Although he did not resort to eavesdropping or outright espionage, the vulpine kept a close look on the leader of the Golden Death throughout the week, not wanting to be caught by surprise in case any plans were put into action.

Present Time


After the week was over, Kuroi found himself gathering around the pavilion where Baraian spoke over to the residents of the encampment, filling them with rebellious and encouraging words. The vulpine did find merit in the Dark Elf's words but had already silently withdrawn himself from any planned bloodshed that would take place in the streets. He had a status and a prestigious family name to uphold, any sort of actions of a rebellious nature coming him would be silent and subtle. Like mostly everyone else, Kuroi despised the overlord Alkenroth, but he was not ready to throw away his life, honor, and his family so freely. Surely, there were many others (and most likely little to none within Ra Monde) who took a similar stance on such socio-political matters.

As soon as Baraian finished speaking, his eyes fell onto the human girl who stepped up onto the pavilion, watching her be crowned the leader of the Golden Death in front of its supporters. Although cheering and clapping may have suddenly surrounded him, Kuroi was unmoved by such matters. His steely glare did not soften as he merely looked forth at the Dark Elf and the young girl who had been forced into a position of leadership.

What are you planning, Baraian...? Kuroi thought to himself, his eyes not leaving either of his focuses.

With a hefty sigh, Kuroi turned around and walked past the men he had been training throughout the week, "Training is canceled. I require time for...reflection..." said the duelist, being the first to leave the crowd.

Were it not for his prestige in the world above, the vulpine's mannerisms could not be mistaken for someone who had no wish to taint their fame. To the more perceptive individuals, he already imagined that him taking his early leave from the speech gave off at least a slight aura of disagreement. Kuroi returned to the tent that had been assigned to him and sat down in front of it, closing his eyes as he began to ponder on the matter and everything that had just been announced.
In Avalia 1 mo ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City Marketplace
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers, Bellona @Potter, & Baraian @Dezuel
BGM: N/A






Kuroi listened to the man, ceasing any verbal or physical response until he finished his rather pretentious-sounding (albeit informative) speech. The vulpine looked at the dark elf before glancing back at the human and the other Demihuman. After taking in their appearance and scents once more, Kuroi set off behind the dark elf, making sure to keep a few meters behind him as he led them to the so-called safe haven. As they walked into the slums of the city, Kuroi met the passing glances of the street urchins and wanna-be thugs with a gaze of his own.

Upon arriving at the house, Kuroi merely looked at Baraian and acknowledged his words with a simple nod before sitting on the ground and closing his eyes as to meditate to pass the time. He didn't seem to be in a talkative mood.




Once night fell, Kuroi opened his eyes and stood up before following Baraian close behind yet again. The vulpine pondered about the current situation and would await him in the near future as he was led towards the mausoleums, eyeing the dark elf rather suspiciously. Seeing as Kuroi had already come this far, he merely followed the dark elf down the stairs once the passage had opened and into the encampment within the Temple. Seeing as there was nothing else to do until talked to, the vulpine picked a rather comfortable-looking corner, sat down, and merely stalked from afar, keeping a close eye on everyone, especially the dark elf who had led him to this place and those who tread near him.
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City Marketplace
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers, Bellona @Potter, & Baraian @Dezuel
BGM: N/A






Kuroi stayed silent, looking at the dark elf up and down. "And what is so invaluable that must be shown to a vulpine, a faun, and a human involved in this mess? What if I were to find myself at arrow point by the time we arrive at said temple, hm?" He asks, slowly lowering his fans. He flicked his wrist towards himself softly before hanging it from where it once was; Kuroi now only held one metal fan for protection's sake. "And if not me, how can I trust you won't slay the faun and the human? You pique my curiosity but surely there is some catch if you feel so inclined to reveal something to us all, no?"

The vulpine sighed and looked at the dark elf who attempted to pass him. He merely turned around to face the same direction he was and walked towards him, "We shall see if your intentions or true or that of a strategic coward, then."

He glanced over at the faun and the human, shaking his head as he motioned towards them, "I'm afraid you two don't have much of a choice. Better to follow a dangerous individual than risk becoming his next target, I suppose. Although, I'll make sure our new friend here doesn't lay a hand on either of you." He glares back at dark elf, still keeping ahold of his metal fan.
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City Marketplace
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers, Bellona @Potter, & Baraian @Dezuel
BGM: N/A






"You're telling me a human who was on his death bed already was a threat? I didn't know paranoia could take over a man who handles himself so calmly." Kuroi said, using his free hand to slip underneath his haori and draw his other metallic fan. He opened the other one and closed the one that he had used to cover his face, pointing the tip at him as he now used the other fan to cover his face. "The biggest issue I have here is that you dare down a man, regardless of what he is, that is already wounded. In a place of healing, no less. Do not even accuse me of not following the law, I've already turned in a man's head myself." Kuroi continued, letting his half-lie be heard throughout the room.

The martial artist could already feel the tension rising, and his eyes immediately scanned over the person who had the audacity to down an already downed man. "The least you could have done was wait until the man was able-bodied again before killing him! Although, judging by your attire, I expect very little from you." mocked the vulpine, taking a single step towards the group. He opened his fan again and used it to cover up his face whilst the other went down over his abdomen - it was clear that Kuroi's flamboyant behavior at this moment was meant to be provocative towards the dark elf. Surely no one could fight from such an open, flashy position.

"Draw your weapon against me right now and I promise you that my fans will be quicker than any sort of attack you can concoct with your blade and footwork."

Once more, Kuroi closed one of his fans and pointed it at the dark elf, "I'll repeat myself once more. Why down an already downed man? What ulterior forces are at play here, coward?"

Confidence emanated from the metal-feathered vulpine. His body language and words were made to provoke a man whom he had already decided a coward. All Kuroi wanted now was answers, and he was most definitely ready to defend himself if needed.
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City Marketplace
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers, Bellona @Potter, & Baraian @Dezuel
BGM: N/A






Kuroi's eyes immediately shot up to the dark elf who had passed by him, keeping a close eye on him as he strode into the infirmary. Although he didn't have a full view of what occurred within, he had a very good idea of what the faun and human girl were tending in there, or rather who. He heard the wooden doors open and soon caught sight of the dark elf from the bench he was still sitting on. The individual who had passed him and was now inside the infirmary. Something struck the vulpine as rather odd, the sudden appearance of the man and the way he presented himself led his intuition to believe that the situation would turn out to be quite dire. Kuroi stood up and began walking towards the entrance of the infirmary just seconds before a dagger was sent into the wounded human's torso. The scent of fresh blood filled Kuroi's nostrils as he moved quickly towards the entrance, his left hands feeling his upper thighs for some reason or another.

The vulpine arrived at the entrance of the infirmary and, in a passive manner, flicked out his face and positioned it in front of the lower half of his mask. Feigning femininity, he walked towards the two guards and glanced at the both of them through the holes of his mask. "Could the winner of the tournament from the night prior inspect those who had lost a bit too much during the event?"

The dark elf guards looked at each other curiously before looking at Kuroi up and down. It wasn't long until the guards realized who stood before them and opened the wooden door for him, allowing him entry. The Demihuman waited until the doors closed behind him until he walked towards the group of four that reeked of freshly drawn blood. "Intriguing to see that such a mysterious man would appear in these strange times. Although I suppose strange faces reveal themselves when strange happenings come to eye."

With graceful motion, Kuroi spread his right arm out, revealing the lower half of his mask before he dropped himself down into a bow. "May I ask why a dark elf draws blood in a place meant for healing? Surely there must be some reason for such actions..." Kuroi said, rising as he angled his metal fan in such a manner that let the edge glint, revealing its sharpness.
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City Marketplace
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers & Bellona @Potter
BGM: N/A






Kuroi kept a close eye on the human and the faun, making sure they didn't stray too far from his sight. As curious as he was though, he had a few purchases he needed to make before he set off from his journey. The vulpine sniffed the air for a bit, doing his best to single out the scents of the human and the faun. Although the latter was harder to detect amongst the collective scents of Demihumans, the human was much easier to identify, thus he would definitely keep her scent in mind. Looking at them through the heads of the crowd once more, Kuroi quickly navigated his way past the street vendors and into the nearby potion shop, grabbing his small pouch of Amas.

"Hello? Potion seller? I require your strongest potions." Kuroi said, looking forth at the cat behind the counter. The vulpine dropped his small pouch of money on the counter and continued, "I need a potion that can cure illnesses and poisons, two that will help me tank through any magical spells if I'm forced to fight, and then six potions that can heal my wounds and rejuvenate me; three stronger than the others."

Kuroi had made it a point to always wear a mask when entering the cat's shop. Although one couldn't blame Gofra for believing Kuroi to be more feminine than he really was, it definitely was something the vulpine wasn't fond of (especially if the said shopkeeper was known for attempting to woo his female customers). After all, what problem was there with looking pretty despite being masculine? It was merely his culture!

Gofra snapped his fingers and gave a proud smile to the duelist, "I have just the thing for you my androgynous friend!" The vendor turned around and quickly collected a variety of potions from a large shelf, making sure to double-check their prices and utility. After a few seconds of confirming he had picked out the elixirs that would interest Kuroi the most, he put them down on the counter and pushed them towards him. "The green potion shall take away any illness that ails you or any poison that one dares inflict upon you! Fourteen Amas!" He said, pushing the potion towards Kuroi again. "These six red potions shall mend your body to be in good shape. The smaller ones shall close flesh wounds and alleviate your pain. The larger ones shall make any nastier wounds you receive go away. 27 Amas for all six of them!"

Kuroi opened his pouch of money, waiting for the total cost of what he wished to buy. He had no trouble spending his former net worth on a variety of potions. After all, he was quite wealthy now.

"And last but not least, I offer you two potions to help resist any conjurer's magic that dare cross your path! Ten amas for both my foxy friend!" He says, giving a small smirk to the masked duelist. "That will be fifty-one Amas in total." He finished.

Kuroi shrugged and merely took out two Amas, one bronze and one platinum. He tied his pouch back onto his belt before putting both of them on the counter and collecting all his potions. "Thank you, Gofra." Kuroi said before putting away his newly-purchased elixirs and exiting the building.

(14 + 10 + 18 + 9 = 51 Amas)

(Green + Black x2 + Large Red x3 + Medium Red x3)




The transaction hadn't taken more than a few minutes, giving Kuroi enough time to spot the human and the faun leaving the marketplace to go towards the infirmary. The vulpine's curiosity had not been sated, and now that he had mostly everything he needed to set off on his journey, he began to follow the faun and the human to their destination. Upon arriving at the building, Kuroi stopped in his tracks, deciding it best not to enter and to merely stalk from outside where his presence would be more natural. He looked around quickly, hoping to find some sort of street vendor where he could purchase a few rations for his journey. Alas, there was no vendor and Kuroi instead decided to sit down on a nearby bench, one conveniently placed so he could look inside the infirmary.
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City
Interactions: Ilan @dreamingflowers & Bellona @Potter
BGM: N/A






The vulpine figured to take the long way out of the city; through the marketplace. He thought it best to look through the merchant stalls and street vendors to stock up on any extra supplies he may need. As he walked down the street, kindly shaking his head at pushy vendors who tried to sell him their wares. His attention turned towards the sudden scent that had filled the air. Kuroi was sure that the other demihumans had detected it. Perhaps they didn't care enough?

Kuroi walked down the street until coming across a young faun and a girl who smelled slightly similar to Grzegorz. Raising an eyebrow, he looked at the two (and anyone else with them) from afar, making sure to keep his distance. This was very problematic. Grzegorz had arrived in Roshmi City with two of his dead companions, and now there was a younger human lass before him? Just how many humans were yanked from their dimension and dropped in Avalia!? It seems that Kuroi wouldn't be able to avoid this sudden influx of humans. Although he certainly didn't plan on turning into an assailant, he wasn't sure if he should attempt to lend a helping hand again. The girl looked quite young and helpless though...

Although, his intuition seemed to refute such thoughts, only encouraging him to be even more on edge. Blending in with the crowd, Kuroi walked up to the nearest stall that people crowded around and began to watch the human girl from afar. He needed time to think on whether or not he should get involved or merely let it go like the rest of the people around him. Kuroi let out a sigh as he turned his head down towards baskets filled with fruits and vegetables, making small talk with the vendor to blend in with the rest of the crowd (as best as he could with a mask on his face, anyway).
In Avalia 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay

Time: Dawn
Location: Roshmi City
Interactions: Dark Elf Guards @Alivefalling
BGM: N/A






Kuroi nodded his head and took the pouch of Amas for his prize. He had decided to take the guard's word without any hesitation, regardless of whether or not it was true. All the vulpine needed now was consolation. After thanking the guards, Kuroi turned around and walked to the bank across the street. His first priority was to deposit the majority of his money into the bank, not wanting to carry around so much money on him at once. It was better to travel humbly and not flash around wealth. That was a good way to become a bandit's target, no?




After depositing the majority of his windfall at the bank, Kuroi was unsure of what to do. He was already packed up and ready to leave the city but something kept him lingering. Perhaps it was the recent unfortunate events that befell him and the corpse of his companion. Or perhaps it was how uneasy Kuroi felt about taking advantage of a corpse in more ways than one. The vulpine reached inside his satchel and took out the red feather that adorned Grzegorz and stared at it for a few seconds before he began to walk down the street he was on.
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