"Lord Majima...your daughter has escaped the city, we've tried to track her, but it seems she may have been aided by someone."
"This has become an annoyance as of late...Her power is my key to finally conquering Echigo...do you have plans on getting her back?"
"no sir..we've only just go the reports but I will persona-GEEEEUAAAGH!"
"Then you are of no use to me."
Duro Town, a lively and small settlement compared to the larger towns was filled with many travelers and adventurers, sometimes the odd bandit group would wander in, mainly to stay for night. Most people know this town by the Mayor, and his violent Bodyguard, Alka Saika, The Beast Scourge of the Saika Clan. His rage would become the talk of the town when someone tried to challenge the Mayor, a challenge issued by the Mayor himself, offering a large lump of gold(over 10,000 Eyos worth of gold). Aside from this the Town was a popular gambler's den as well.
A young man with short, spiked hair walked through the gates, a much larger man behind, and another, shorter man. The young man in question was the young clanless Bushido Warrior, Shio Fudamara, Part of the Clanless groups that are spread out across Echigo. Shio was a talented Warrior, preferring the use of his Golden Katana, "Fortune's Favourite" a seemingly indestructible Blade and the only keepsake from his parents. The two other men were Bohma and Gohma, brothers and freinds to Shio. they had set forth on an adventure, an adventure of thrills and wealth or they hoped so, but they have found that this journey of theirs is a tough and harrowing one, especially with no destination or goal.
"You see that restaurant?...let's grab a bite to eat yeah?" Bohma retorted, his eyes bigger than his stomach. "Geez brother, don't think with your stomach all the god damn time!" Gohma scolded him. "Actually I'm hungry too... we might as well, after all, I'll need my strength to beat Alka." Shio proclaimed, taken out a flyer from his pocket and giving it to Gohma. "OOOH! the prize is definitely grand! but are you sure this a good idea boss?" Shio just smirked, giving Gohma a thumbs up.
The restaurant was near empty, aside from a few shady looking characters. Shio payed no mind to them, but a young girl did catch his eye, looking at her before sitting down. "Who was that?"