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Sakabato Started by: Meliodass on Oct 22, '23 09:09

While walking by numerous automobile shops, you find a shop that catches your eye. It looks different from all the surrounding buildings, a small wooden establishment with a sliding door. Intrigued, you decide to enter. Inside, you are greeted by a warm atmosphere and a calm music playing in the background. It was a tiny room with neatly placed zabutons surrounding a chabudai. 

A young woman wearing a yukata slides open another door from the inside and comes to greet you in polite Japanese. Later she speaks in English and asks you to sit down. She then brings you a teapot and pours you a cup of Sencha. While you are drinking, you notice the wall opposite to you has Japanese artwork on it. The young lady then places a stack of books in front of you. You open one of them and find pictures of Japanese swords inside. Beside each picture is a short but detailed information about each of the sword. After scanning through what seemed to be a sword catalog, she invites you inside the shop. 

This is a Japanese sword shop. The walls surrounding you are equipped with shelves from the top to the bottom. The swords that you just saw on the catalog were now in front of you, on display, with warm lighting focusing on each of them. You walk closer to the shelves and read the labels:

The katana is a classic Japanese sword characterized by its distinctive appearance, with a curved, slender, single-edged blade, circular or squared guard, and a long grip that can accommodate both hands. It is known for its sharpness and cutting ability.

The wakizashi is a shorter sword with a blade length typically between 12 to 24 inches. It was often worn as a companion to the katana and used in close-quarters combat.

The tanto is a Japanese dagger or short sword with a blade length usually less than 12 inches. It was used for stabbing and cutting in confined spaces.

The nodachi is an exceptionally long two-handed sword with a blade often exceeding 90 cm (35 inches) in length. These swords were used by foot soldiers in ancient Japan.

The odachi is similar to the nodachi but even longer, with a blade length exceeding 100 cm (39 inches). They were often ceremonial and rarely used in battle due to their size.

The yari is a Japanese spear or polearm, featuring a straight or slightly curved blade attached to a shaft. It was a versatile weapon used by samurai and foot soldiers.

The naginata is a Japanese polearm with a curved blade on top, resembling a glaive. It was often used by female warriors known as "onna-bugeisha."

The tessen is a folding fan with metal spokes, which could be used as a concealed weapon by martial artists and warriors for self-defense.

The nagamaki is a type of long-handled sword with a hilt that could be as long as the blade itself. It was primarily a battlefield weapon.

Shikomizue swords are concealed within a cane or walking stick. These were used as a form of self-defense, especially when weapons were not allowed.


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Silentassassin could not help but notice this shop after stopping at a,consulting agency in DT.
He marvels in the absolute beauty. The Japanese music the fountain was,very calming abd tranquil
"He sure down abd even though he dies not drunk it, the tea was delicious.
"I'm trained as master of firearms such as,silenced pistols and sniper rifles but never used blades. Is there a,particular sword you would recommend me for yhe element of surprise? Something I can strike hard and fast with? And if I do pick one would you perhaps give me a few training lessons on effective use of it?"
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While exploring the Japanese sword shop, you notice a heated argument between two customers. It seems that they disagree about the historical significance of a particular sword. The shop owner is not present at the moment.


Your task is to choose the most suitable course of action from the following options:


Option 1: Approach the customers and attempt to mediate the argument, providing information about the historical significance of the sword based on your knowledge.


Option 2: Stay at a distance and observe the situation without intervening, letting the customers resolve their disagreement on their own.


Option 3: Look for the shop owner and inform them about the argument, seeking their assistance in handling the situation.


Option 4: Join the argument, taking sides with one of the customers based on your own perspective on the historical significance of the sword.


Select the option that you believe is the most appropriate way to address the situation. (Send me a mail with your answer)

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Hera entered a little wooden shop tucked between car dealerships. Inside, the atmosphere was quiet and fragrant, a world away from the bustling of the city. A woman in a flowery robe offered tea and then a surprising book full of swords. Pictures of katanas like curved smiles, short tantos hidden in canes, even gracefully curved blades like dancing moons glinted under warm lights.

"Need a new protector?" the woman asked gently. Hera nodded. "Something for someone small, but not scared."

The woman's smile widened. "Wakizashi," she suggested, picking up a short, elegant sword. "Easy to carry, swift in close quarters." Hera hefted it, feeling the cool weight, the satisfying balance. It resonated.

After a few thanks and some negotiation, Hera slipped back into the city confidently with a new companion at her side.

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