Journal of Miyara Kyosuke (5)
It has been some time since my last journal
entry. Many things have happened that have given me cause for
thought, and it is not easy to put them down here. I may stray
from the order of events, but that is not important.
The journey was long but not hard. More travel
through barbarian lands, more tedium, more disgust. I do not feel
it is necessary to relate the details in light of what has followed.
My search is done -- I have found the master
Og. He is dead. This is a most unpleasant surprise, for now
I cannot study under him to become a master myself. I shall have
to undertake my own training. These lands, where the barbarians
have such a primitive sense of humor, are good training grounds for
clown fighting. While refinement will have to be based on my
personal self awareness, the techniques can be practiced often with
these aggressive idiots.
The most interesting development is that Og was
wearing a robe with the symbol of my teacher. This shows that
what is call Clown Fighting is not a barbaric art, but a refined and
honorable art that I have no shame in pursuing. My teacher may
even have taught Og himself, and withheld that from me so that I could
develop it myself. Such learning through experience, and
realisation of self through inner self teaching is inherently
honorable. My task now is to master this art of Clown Fighting,
build on it as my teacher would wish, and bring it back to Nippon to
teach to Miyara students.
Of course we have fought. We have fought
ogres, who were holding prisoner some other strange barbarians. I
will detail those later, when I return to regular journalling.
Perhaps I should even find their names, as it would be less confusing
for readers of this journal. We shall see.
After the rescue of the new barbarians, we then
returned to the ogre complex. Apparently we were to retrieve some
items which had been left behind. The complex turned out to be
obviously not built by the ogres themselves, but by some other race
long before, probably dwarves. There are secrets in here which
the barbarians are no doubt unable to learn, but will remain mysteries.
Hidden in the complex we did find the new
barbarians' equipment, except for their weapons and some other critical
items. The barbarians also looted various other things that were
found in here.
A matter of great importance has, however, come to
light. The item which Shishei Godanji sought, and which Miyara
must now retrieve, may be nearby. Apparently it is some sort of
dragon statue, and lies within what the ogres have called a goblin
warren. I must of course assist her.