- Face-up artist(s):
- Company Default
- Date of acquisition:
- August 22, 2017
- via Alice's Collections
- Reason for choice:
- That smirk!
- Best Points:
- He's beautifully made, with smooth resin, and so far a great poser. His face-up is gorgeous, and his expression a little unusual for a YoSD.
- Worst Points:
- Hands are a little bland.☾ A Story ☾
When he woke up, he was alone. He had a vague sense of where he was – he knew he was in the mountains, and he could see that he was by a roadside shrine in the woods. And he knew that the sun glaring down on him from the west with a baleful red eye was called Amaterasu. Beyond that, nothing.
He stayed in the woods a while, roaming ever closer to the curious sights and smells of the human village. And they came closer to him, too, though never on purpose. The first person to come to close to the shrine, he killed, and took their clothes. Then he ate their flesh and used their bones to feed his fire.
“You shouldn't be here,” a voice said from the shadows of the trees, and a creature stepped into the firelight. It was dressed in clothes similar to his new ones, though its face was like the innumerable crows that lived on the mountainside. “You are too young to be on your own. You must return with me to Kuramazan.”
“What are you?” he asked, since the creature seemed to recognize him.
“I am a tengu,” it replied. “As, it seems, are you.”
He didn't think that was right, but he wasn't about to argue. He was curious, and he let the tengu lead him to wherever this Kuramazan was. Once there, he was introduced to the tengu elders. One of them, Soujoubo, looked at him with cold eyes.
“You are not a tengu,” Soujoubo said, so that no one else could hear. “But we will raise you as one.”
He was fine with that for a while. He learned the tengu's tricks and techniques and he was given a fan made of magical leaves as a gift, like the other tengu. He restrained himself but all knew he was troublesome, even more so than the rest of the young tengu. Then, when it came time that he felt he had nothing else to learn, he left Kuramazan to wander among the humans. There, he enjoyed everything the tengu had forbidden him – food, theft, flirting. He took what he wanted when he wanted it, and no one could stop him. Eras passed by – human emperors, human leaders, human wars. Genpei, Jokyu, Genkou, Onin and the Seven Years filled the fields with the dead. Youkai continued to rule from the shadows.
Then one day, while poaching yaki dango among the capitol's street vendors, he came across an inn that it appeared no human could see. Curious, he approached it.
Inside, it was warm and safe. The air smelled of green tea, and sulphur from the hot springs. The lady who greeted him was a cat, with white fur and bright green, sparkling eyes. She introduced herself as Fuyu.
“What's your name, darlin'?” she asked. He had no answer to give. “Fair enough. Plenty of them that come here ain't got a name. Wash your feet and come in.”
He didn't wash his feet, but entered anyway.
- Head Sculpt:
- Normal Pink
- Male Default
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