Art by Alan Gutierrez
In the year 2028, the events of the Festival are 23 years behind the
Hime. They have become adults and gone out into the world, taking
on jobs and some of them have children. Most have tried to live a
normal life; some have wounds that still haven't fully healed.
But the next generation does not know the events of the Festival, only
that their family has a secret and that for some reason, their parents
keep checking their bodies for...something. That some shadow lies
over the past.
And they want to know the truth, whatever that may take.
The Next Generation:
- Harada Erica--Adopted
Daughter of Chie and Aoi. Highly intelligent and academically
inclined. She loves to cook for her friends and new family, but
along with Kasumi has the least ability to fight. *Does Not Appear Until
- Kurauchi Kasumi--Daughter
of Akane and Kazuya. A gentle, kind woman with a knack for
attracting the wrong sort of man and a bigger knack for running (she's
on the track team). She is a comforter and a helper, not a
fighter. But she may not have much choice.
- Munakata Natasha--Daughter
of Shiho and ?. Beautiful, charismatic, athletic, and musical, a
skilled fighter, but also has the least common sense and is most likely
to have her plans blow up in her face.
- Sanada Shinichiro--Son of
Ishigami Wateru and Sanada Yukariko--A good seven years older than the
main group of younger folk, he lives in Hokkaido and teaches Art and
Math and Archery while trying to come to terms with being powerless in
a family of super-people *Does Not Appear Until
- Suguira Dan--Son of
Professor Sakeda and Midori. Intelligent and very skilled in the
humanities; do not ask him to do math. He's especially good with
languages, history, and archaeology. He's a skilled shot with a
gun and very strong.
- Tate Crystal--Daughter of
Yuuichi and Mai. The most determined to know the truth; an expert
swordswoman and snoop; not so expert in academics. Resembles her
mother with blonde hair.
- Tokiha Shun--Son of
Takumi and Akira. Androgynous and prone to cross-dressing for
pranks and generally amusing himself. He solves his difficulties
through cunning and knowing how to fool people and press their
buttons. When that doesn't work, it's martial arts time.
Natasha (with Rapier), Erica (with phone), Dan (with whip), Shun and
Kagami (down on the steps together), Kasumi (in dress), and Crystal
(with Shinai) at Rosewood.
Art by Alan Gutierez
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