Achaea Help Files
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"Bah!" he cried. "I should have expected no better from a barely-trained Sentaari initiate. How foolish of me to hope for a challenge." - these were the final words of Lord Odysseus Rani before losing the Tournament of Blades to Catarin deSangre. In later years as Castomira took control of Seleucar, the Shikudo-trained monks of Judgement Mountain were forced to put down their staves and canes. Driven by fear, the Empress sought to disarm those she felt had the power to threaten her reign. In place of the staff, the fighting style of Tekura flourished, and the monks started down a new path that would see their very bodies transformed into deadly weapons for generations and generations to come. Until the sun rose over Judgement Mountain in the month of Chronos during the 742nd year after the fall of the Seleucarian Empire. For centuries the monastery had harboured frictions, muttered arguments between those espousing the honour of holding to the old agreements versus those who believe the whims of a long-dead tyrant should not shackle the ways of the living arts. It was in this autumn month that saw the deliberations come to a terrible head, enlivened by the tragedy of Auldyn, a young initiate. Murdered at the hands of Belin, the young boy took up the initiate's training staff and brutally bludgeoned her to death. Debate raged through the monastery, the once-whispered arguments given loud, vociferous voice. The Grandmaster Kevadrin stood before a gathered crowd, having solicited argument and opinion from all who dared to hold one, and announced that the arts of the Staff, Shikudo, the mastery of balance and extension with the pole, would return to formal training once more. That these would be offered to any monk who proved himself disciplined and a master of the unarmed Tekura style. Though it had taken hundreds of years, Castomira's embargo was finally lifted. Those who successfully demonstrate for the Grandmaster the Krull kata are granted access to the silent grove. Here, an aspirant to the fighting arts of old may pluck a branch from the ancient trees and claim his staff of willow or oak.