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|The Mighty; Anzu Enkei: The Ribbon Bearer|
|Topic Started: 11 Jul 2007, 06:19 PM (400 Views)|
|lankree||11 Jul 2007, 06:19 PM Post #1|
Hero in Training
So, I've been working on this story for about a year now, I'm still very, very undeveloped as far as dialogue and characterization for a bunch of characters. I've basically got history at this point for a lot of the secondary characters who don't change over the course of the story. The primary players are still very, rough.
The story is called "The Mighty" and it follows Anzu Enkei, the female protagonist, and the 3-Diamond World Order. The story, I hope, will be unique in that perspective is considerably different than most action stories. Usually in action stories, the protagonist is an underdog who over time overcomes incredible odds to become the strongest. Anzu's tale, the story of The Mighty, follows Anzu as she and others around her are slowly being replaced by the next generation of talented persons. Most people are prepared for the transition from what could be likened to Greek Sacred Time to Greek Profane Time, however Anzu was one of the last members in her class to come into power, so moving out of that powerful position is an incredibly frightening idea. All her training, discipline, her desire to maintain her place in history are all questioned as someone she trained calls a claim to the title that she holds and is entitled to for another sixteen years.
The title she holds is "Brave", it's official responsibility is to "defend" and it is apart of the Sangyokuji, meaning Three Seals, who are the ruling bodies for most of the lands in the four countries that make up the world. Anzu actually holds the lowest ranked position in the Sangyokuji, but it is the most sought after poisition.
Before trying to explain why that is, first the 3-Diamond World Order needs to be understood.
[200 years ago] The long war ends
[180 years ago] Rule of Ten becomes wicked
[150 years ago] Tsuyoi and Yoshi*tsune are born
Tsuyoi and Yoshi*tsune are given Julia’s Favor
[120 years ago] Hunt is born
Bara is born
Hunt is given Julia’s Favor
[90 years ago] The wars begin - Tsukinowa is born
[75 years ago] Anko Coral is born – Bara dies
[70 years ago] Only Saadonikkusu hasn’t been captured – Gate is born
[55 years ago] Aoiwatasu is born – Coral rejects Julia’s Favor
[50 years ago] Creation of Joketsu – Anko Coral’s suggestion – Sakuru is born
Yoshi*tsune creates living weapons
Gate is defeated by Tsukinowa and Hunt – Hunt adopts Taisetsuhi
Saadonikkusu is split by Anko Coral
Anko Coral recognizes her spirit animal
[45 years ago]Creation of Magnificent, Brave, Master, Esu and the Chronicles
Yoshi*tsune and Tsuyoi back off from authority
Hunt recognizes her spirit animal
Tsuyoi leads the Fox Den with Shuin and Taisetsuhi Enkei and Youin and Ouko Hankei
[31 years ago] Kouchi is born
[30 years ago] Ganmen, Eiheimaru, Rikyuunezumi, and Seijin are born
Guardian, Ample, and Matori are born
[25 years ago] Death of Anko Coral – Kentetsu is born
[24 years ago] Tsuyoi becomes Brave (Draws the short straw against Yoshi*tsune) leaving Fox Den to Taisetsuhi and Ouko – Anzu and Momo are born
[22 years ago] Might is born
Makutane and Kikyuu are born
[20 years ago] Sara and Kiotsukeru are born
[18 years ago] Ganmen and Rikyuunezumi begin formal training – Miranda is born
The Raid on Yaboyou – Momo decides to become Brave
Guardian and Matori begin formal training
[16 years ago] Kouchi and Eiheimaru begin formal training – Hakutou is born – Momo dies
Heiki and Kyuudou are born
[14 years ago] Guardian, Ganmen and Matori become head instructors – Aquamarine is born
Hunt adopts Miranda – Tsukinowa dies of old age
Kouchi begins working on Hiretsukan
[12 years ago] Eiheimaru becomes an instructor - Anzu and Ample begin formal training – Sakuru approaches Anzu
Guardian is widowed
[10 years ago] Tsuyoi takes Anzu under his wing – Might and Kiotsukeru begin training
[8 years ago] Kouchi and Eiheimaru get married
Anzu & Ample finish training at Magnificent – Ample (Guardian’s top student) is selected to become a part of Uzume over Anzu (Matori’s top student) – Anzu becomes an instructor
Miranda begins formal training
Kouchi finishes Hiretsukan
[6 years ago] Togiishi is born – Might finishes training
Anzu steals Hiretsukan – gains Kashushiryuu
Eiheimaru dies – Ganmen gets scar
Anzu becomes a candidate – Uzume Disbands
Shuin and Youin betray Magnificent – Matori leaves – Miranda finishes training
Rikyuunezumi becomes Weaponsmith
Sekihitsu and Ama take their part in the generational battle – Kiotsukeru finishes training
[4 years ago] Anzu becomes Brave – Sakuru becomes active – Seduces Peridot
Tsuyoi returns to Fox Den – Taisetsuhi becomes an advisor – Peridot destroys Taikohoshi
Aoiwatasu leaves Magnificent – Miranda becomes head of training
Kikyuu is kicked out of Akari
Might recognizes his spirit animal – Ample leaves Magnificent
[3 years ago] Guardian is assigned to Rekishi – Tsuyoi takes on Kiotsukeru
Might becomes Anzu’s Shuushinkan
Sara gets engaged
[2 years ago] Breathe Water is compromised – Sakuru seduces Ample
Aquamarine recognizes her spirit animal - Aquamarine is appointed
Sakuru seduces Rikyuunezumi - Rikyuunezumi leaves Magnificent – Kouchi becomes Weaponsmith for Magnificent
[1 year ago] Anzu kills Aaku of White Summit
Explaining everything in that Timeline would be an impossible task at this point, but what needs to be understood are the first 155 of the recorded history was a time of great strife, war and rise of heroes.
The people featured in this image are responsible for shaping the world as it exists today. From Left to Right: Julia, Rekishi, Rebecca, Master Hunt, Anko Coral, Yoshi*stune Emono, Tsukinowa Jyuugo, and Tsuyoi Sasuga. All of them legends or legendary for their roles in establishing the 3-Diamond World Order. Each of them will be explored in detail over time, but right now, what should be remembered is that these people fought great equals, friends, enemies, and created a ruling power that satisfied the weak and enabled the strong to protect. The three women on the left are a totally different category than those in the other groups, what makes them so special will be revealed in time. Of those of the Old World Strength, as they are collectively referred to as, Anko Coral and Tsukinowa are deceased.
|lankree||15 Jul 2007, 10:21 AM Post #2|
Hero in Training
Introducing the heroine: Anzu
Name: Anzu Enkei (杏 円形)
Meaning: Apricot Circle
Birthday: January 4
Blood type: A
Hair color: Green (grey)
Eye color: blue on blue
Birthplace: Yaboyou via Magnificent of Guard
Favorite Food: salmon, cucumber, and avocado
Least Favorite food: spicy foods and nuts
Favorite Phrase: Consideration
Likes: training, eating with friends, discipline, full moon nights
Dislikes: Kouchi, unfocused power
Spirit Animal: Dragon
Masters in Study: Fox Den, Magnificent
Favorite color: blue-green
Family: Shuin (father, deceased), Taisetsuhi (mother), Kouchi (sister), Togiishi (nephew), Hakutou (sister, deceased)
Matori Hankei, Shuin Enkei, Youin Hankei, Anzu Enkei
Guardian Lockstead, Matori Hankei, Tsuyoi Sasuga, Anzu Enkei
Might Anko, Sara Maito, Seijin Meishou, Anzu Enkei
Squad #1: Sara Maito, Zak Cost, Anzu Enkei
Enkei ryu ougi: Seizou - Enkei style: Sacred Sign (defensive)
Sendo no Kou - Seasons of Death
_____Natsu (summer) - Shunkou– Instant Light
_____Haru (spring) - Geten Hougeki– Rage of the Land/Worldly Destruction
_____Aki (fall) – Fuyowakashu – The Collection of Wind-Blown Leaves
_____Fuyu (winter) – Shiva zen rinbu– Dance before Shiva
Tarenken – rapid fire punch technique
Shosenryu Nagashi (Dragon Rising Flash Current) – a sharp straight punch that unleashes a lightning charged dragon
Tetsukazagumoryu (Steal Windmill Dragon Cloud) – a dragon illusion mist creates a web for the dragon to swallow its opponents – really Anzu doing a rising cleaving technique
Senkaishouryu – (Revolving Palm Dragon) – intense over head strike splinters the world
Soushouryu (Twin Rising Dragon) – Anzu creates a clone of herself
Kashushiryuu (Fire Seed Dragon) – a fire dragon erupts from Anzu’s mouth
Sanesu (Tri-ACE) - 3 dragon attack
Anzu is a member of the Sangyokuji, holding the title of Brave. She does a lot of work that isn't understood by most people, often mis-attributed to simple peace keeping between the cities of the four world countries: Guard, West, Wood and Julia. What she actually does is only known by Master Hunt, Tsuyoi (who previously held the position), Anzu and Julia, Rebecca, and Rekishi, who are akin to goddesses in their culture. What Anzu actually does shouldn't be revealed at this point, because these sections of for basic background information about the story. Since the citizens in her world don't know, you can't know either.
Anzu's name originates from her hometown Yaboyou via Magnificent of Guard. You'll notice that in this world the identification of locations is very unique. Whenever a place is talked about, it is always in reference to the capital city and the country it is located in. Yaboyou is the town Anzu was born in, the capital city is Magnificent and the country is Guard.
Cites of the World
Via Juzudama of Julia
Komugimura (wheat town)
Via Rebecca on Mt Lobo of Wood
Aikawarazu (slow moving town)
Nagaoka (long hill)
Via Second Cross of West
Anzu's hometown is a farming country where most of the worlds fruits, vegetables and grains are produced. Anzu's name means Apricot Circle, after the Apricot Circle Festival that is hosted yearly to celebrate the harvest of the highest money making food that Yaboyou produces: Apricot. Because of the great production of fruit made in Yaboyou and the neighboring Shosaibaijo , most families follow a naming tradition. The second born, and all children proceeding are generally named after a fruit. Anzu is the second child of three, her older sister is Kouchi, who's name means Craftsmen, and her younger sister is named Hakutou (called Momo), whose name means Peach. You may have noted from the time line and Anzu's family description that Momo is dead. She died of a rare childhood disease known as Black Knot that kills generally 1 out of 100 children a year. Anzu's father, Shuin, is also diseased, but I'll get to that when I introduce another character, Matori.
Anzu is an extremely hard working person. She believes in above all things that people never stop growing, or rather they should never be satisfied with their ability and always seek to improve. As a little girl she studied weaponry with the two most common weapons used in Guard: the small fan and the broad-spear, but found she didn't like either of them and went most of her life without a specialized weapon. Anzu is generally very respectful and would rather not kill anyone when solving conflicts, but there are exceptions and Anzu will not hesitate to kill an opponent if she believes their existence is a threat to the 3-Diamond World Order.
Anzu has a very rough relationship with her sister, Kouchi who is apart of the War Cloud Council that governs the country of Guard. Once Anzu had an unshakable admiration for her older sister, but their relationship changed when Kouchi married a man that Anzu loved. To get back at her sister, she stole Kouchi's masterpiece as a weaponsmith, the Hirestukan (literally: Bastard), which she would learn to master and use as her weapon. The first time she actually wielded Hirestukan, she broke both her arms. I'll get into more detail of the uniqueness of Hirestukan when I introduce Kouchi.
If I had to liken her character to any famous existing character, I'd call her a female Kurosaki Ichigo, except that she is never boisterous. She plans her actions out very carefully.
As a warrior, Anzu underwent training at Knight's Hall, the center of Magnificent and Guard as a society. She was trained under many masters, as is common for training at Knight's Hall, excelling in brute force and quick paced attacks. She would eventually become a teacher after she graduated. During her time as a teacher she discovered her Spirit Animal.
A Spirit Animal is an animal that a person's style has an affinity for. They include hares, phoenixes, dogs, tortoises, snakes, tigers, foxes, wolves and many other animals. Not everyone can recognize their Spirit Animals and this ability to find one's Spirit Animal is often used to seperate the Elite from the average or unexceptional. She uses several different dragons in her skills including Kashushiryuu, the Fire Seed Dragon, the dragon that has the most history with her. This attack isn't her strongest, but it is her favorite, because it was the first technique she developed after recognizing her Spirit Animal.
Anzu's Sanesu is a special technqiue only known to those who carry the title Brave and as such only 3 have ever existed: Genesu (Primary Ace), used by the first Brave Anko Coral, Niesu (Bi-Ace), used by the second Brave Tsuyoi Sasuga, and Sanesu (Tri-Ace), used by the third Brave Anzu Enkei.
What Esu is and how one learns it is very complicated and I won't go into it right now, but something I can say is that the only way to become Brave officially is to create an Esu more powerful than the preceding Esu. Thus Tsuyoi's Niesu is greater than Anko Coral's Genesu, and Anzu's Sanesu is greater than Niesu.
Anzu spends a lot of her time traveling performing missions handed to her by Master Hunt. She generally travels with her companions: Anko Might and Sara Maito. During the course of the story she will gain other companions, including Seijin Meishou, who will become a very important person later on.
Anzu is confident in her own abilities, but isn't confident when she measures herself to other people in certain instances. She thinks she pales in comparison as a women to her sister, Kouchi, and that her potential is no match for Might's. However, only one person is aware of this outside of Anzu and that is Sara Maito, one of her companions.
It is very difficult to make Anzu to lose her composure. There have been only four people who have: Anko Might, Matori Hankei, Kouchi Sasuga and Senkei Tadashii. Senkei Tadashii got a reaction from Anzu by calling her "fatty" during a fight. (That did not end well for Senkei ^^)
That's the basic outline of Anzu. Just a quick note, under hair color and eye color you'll notice something a bit weird. Anzu's hair is actually gray, but she dyes it green to commemorate Kouchi's dead husband. Her eyes are listed as Blue on Blue, this is a very unique condition only found in her father's lineage where all parts of the eyes are blue. Anyone who knew Anzu's father would know by looking at her that she's his daughter.
I can tell you there is much, much more to Anzu than I've posted here, but a lot of her character is tied very intimately with the story, especially the later parts, I'm trying not to give it all way.
Next characters will be either Master Hunt and Aquamarine or Might.
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