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Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

This merchant city by the sea is enclosed by great ivory walls which were used to hold the desert storms at bay. This outpost resides outside of the Diamond Maelstrom and is often visited by travelers seeking supplies to go into the Diamond Maelstrom. With the storm finally subdued after three decades, commerce here has increased exponentially as curious travelers explore the desert terrain and seek a rumored subterranean hidden village!

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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm

Hakuren looks at the chart and confirms what Dandee says to be true. Unfortunately doing this also proves her little story before to be false. “Oh, so that’s how this tournament works.” Maru exclaims the obvious to her, “He might be a loud mouth, but he has a point. Your memories carry little value and the second deal is no longer appealing. However, do not get to discouraged; I just need to think things over. I will get back to you when I can think of an appropriate arrangement.” So far she has been coming up with deals from on top of her head and that hasn’t been doing so well for her. She would need to give this some thought, but in the meantime there was betting going on.

She was curious just how this gambling a part of one soul works. Who receives this stuff? The form of bets vary and multiple people can win at one time. When the bets are all in monetary values, distribution amongst the wins is simple. Hakuren has no idea how this would work and decides to sit out from this round of betting. She was going to watch personally how things would play out, but nature was calling. Walking over to one of the servers and speaking in a real hushed tone, “Excuse me, can you direct me to the little girl’s room?” She will have her rodent friend spy for her while she takes care of business.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:23 am

ooc: Danudee is not some super gambler or super sleuth he doesn't really notice that you contradicted your claims of being fully blind although some part of him does he is oblivious and only sees a magical girl. On his part Danudee is an extremely lucky and very gifted person with exceptionally honest intentions and desires. In other words he is just a really lucky and really nice guy. Feel free to interpret that however your character would... now onto the RP

Hakuren was able to get the attention of one of the elder servers whom escorted her to a restroom and quickly resumed his duties amongst the crowds. Other games of chance based on chess, black-jack, shogi, pokemon, beyblades, dueling monster cards. Already several players had lost their souls and were essentially soul-less remnants of themselves. Walking husks of these fromer gamblers were carefully escorted to a chamber where they could be laid to rest inside of a coffin of their choosing as some of their mental ability remained although as their body reacted to losing its soul like a toy without a battery in place they all slowly died. Two players had survived losing their souls and Danudee was one of them, actually managing to win his soul back before his body faced true death. The other was playing for fun elsewhere at the moment.

Hakuren's rat did not have a good vantage point to see what was going on while she was in the "lew" but it did manage to hear that Maru was doing exceptionally well against the bloody queen, most guys would have died on the first draw.

Hakuren would also discover that her eye was constantly drawing chakra from her in a minor maintainable fashion which allowed her to see.

The Dealer allowed Maru to pick two cards from the deck and his actions shined through he drew two more infamous black diamond cards. Maru Drew the Black Diamond Ten card first to the astonishment of all the viewers and the eager smiles of all the people whom had bet on him to win. Others froze and held their breath as Maru himself picked up another face down card and it was the black nine of diamonds. Lady Shinezen smiled evilly believing she had won as her gift of galvanization allowed her to electromagnetically pull the royal card she needed until she noticed the dealer looking at Maru. Maru had one more card to turn over and he already had a black diamond straight flush. The second rarest gameplay in Konoha draw. As she pulled her fourth queen from the deck she soon felt weary as her soul began to leave her left arm and thanks to the bets of other players she lost some of her soul in her right shoulder and her left lung. Chichen whom was Hakuren's next opponent by name pull dropped dead instantly as three wagers came to pass along with her own. Her body turned to dust before it could be preserved but Lady Chichen did have a recovery clause and soon her body re formed inside a special casket where her lover might keep her body for all time.

Mistress Pandora stopped being a toon and became more and more real. She was so happy and Maru had not even used her powers yet.

Lady Shinezen invoked her black butler and her shoulder and lung were returned to her on borrowed time against the gamblers whom had wagered against her. Things were definitely changing as tournament members dropped like swatted flies and the roster had to be rearranged to suit the games at hand.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:14 pm


Maru waited, he was pretty confident in himself and the lady in front of him seemed to act as if she already won. The young mercenary looked around, seeing people just falling out dropping like flies with their skins turning purple. Maru looked in shock but of course Pandora kept him cool, using her abilities to know that he did the right thing and in his hand it revealed that he had a black nine and a black ten! The rogue began to laugh, knowing that he already won because they were playing by Konoha’s rules so Mrs. Dragon Lady was playing herself by getting those royal cards. Still he had another face down card, he wondered what it was but it didn't matter since he pretty much won this hand. So he decided to stay with his hand, not picking any more cards his hand around Pandora's waist as he gave Lady Shinezen a cocky smile watching her face go from that evil grin to actually weary.

Honestly, he didn't know what would happen if she would give up but he might as well go all in and change his bet since he clearly had won. “Hey dealer, forget about what I said about betting my leg.” Maru said confidently. “I wanna go all in and bet my entire soul! Plus-” he took off his top hat then gave it to Pandora to dump a huge potato sack full of stolen jewelry from Tea Country he kept on him fell out of his top hat like magic. “These jewels! I'm all in!” Already knowing what was would be his mistakes and what would be his downfall from Pandora, if she was this happy then he already won so best make Lady Shinezen give up while it was early, besides the odds are stacked against her anyway since Maru increased his bet to the maximum. But now he was beginning to wonder what was his last card anyway… and what.

Pandora sort of guided him, letting him know what he should've done and what he should've have done. Giving him vague views on fate, it was then that Maru began to actually wonder what else could he use Pandora for.. Perhaps as the tournament continues, hell learn more about her origin. But then it came to him.... Who would be Hakuren's opponent since these people are just dropping like flies? From people dying all around him, there probably won't be anyone left for Hakuren to face. Well for the exception of him but they wouldn't make them battle off with eachother since they came in together so maybe they would declare them the new champions!
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:29 pm

In the beginning Hakuren was putting on a show for the host of the game. She sabotages an opponent, aided a friend in his game and made deals with other players. Hakuren has created an impression that she is invested in the games. Nothing could be further from the truth… well perhaps she was a little interested in the games. What Hakuren was really interested in was what was going on backstage. There was a purpose to these games and she could almost sense a person pulling at strings. Hakuren was curious what was the true objective to this tournament.

The artifacts were interesting as they had their own souls within them. Each of the artifact also seems to be connected to Lord Shishiden’s daughter for as people feed their chakra to the artifacts, she got stronger and healthier. Now people we losing their souls in the games, which makes Hakuren wonder just where does the souls from the artifacts come from. The games were clearly not for simply entertainment purposes. There was a deeper meaning, but it will take a bit of snooping to figure it out. Fortunately espionage was her forte.

Soon after entering the room Hakuren could notice there were ten exits with half of them being hidden. Hakuren had the mouse survey the room and take note of these exits. She assumes some of these exits were hidden for a reason, perhaps leading to some secrets. From within the stall she has her little mouse enter one of these hidden exits she noticed to see what is beyond them.

Now for the next part of her plan; to make a clone to play in her place. To a true shinobi, literally anything can be used as a weapon. There are those who have said that Hakuren was quite the puppeteer, however she doesn’t use something as crude as marionettes of clay or wood. Hakuren uses living puppets, animals, with her sensory link as the strings. The bird she took with her transforms into a clone. Hakuren gives the clone the emerald brooch she stole, “Take this you may want to use it during your game. Use it for yourself or bet with it I do not care.” The clone nods, leaves the restroom and returns to the room.

The clone would walk up the Dandee with a confused look, “What the hell did I miss? I leave for a moment and the chart is getting changed.” With any luck nobody would even notice the difference and Hakuren can enact her plans form a safe area.
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