Bodhisattva Quest (Attempt 2) DM 2013/10/02 (Wed) 14:07 No. 36801 [Reply] ▼
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The decision to help all beings achieve enlightenment and happiness is the meaning of being a Bodhisattva. This can take many forms, and may happen in life, or happen after choosing to descend from heaven to help others.
"Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them."
Senses, something alien after a thousand years, scents of a forest, the feeling of the hard ground around you, it’s overwhelming.
The sun is bright, even behind closed eyes. You pull on the ground and hoist yourself to a sitting position finally opening your eyes.
White… a white path seemingly going on for miles, with the faint outline of a building in the distance shadowed by the morning sun. Where are you?
A snap, you clutch your head in pain, memories coming to bear all at once in your brain, you see them, fighting for your attention, a war, a journey, a decision, too vague to make out amidst the pain, but one thing stands out as the memories fade, the reason you descended.
You remember now, your sister, Byakuren. So distraught by your death she sought power, immortality with the help of youkai, little more than animals. All creatures have a path in life and should be respected, and youkai are no different, there are those who are good, and those that must be destroyed, but your sister has placed preference.
To work with youkai over man is the very antithesis of your teachings.
You used your magic’s to help the weak, those who should walk the path to enlightenment, not unopposed, but safe, and when it came time, your sister learned as well. It appears she has grown drunk on the power, or perhaps merely blinded with grief, you must help her.
But first you must find her, a quick glance shows the path is made out of ornate stone, marked by lanterns of the same material, it’s well worn and appears to be traveled frequently, behind the path goes on around a corner, but you can see smoke in the distance, a village perhaps?
Around you sits a forest, thick, and undisturbed.
Where are you going?
 Make your way towards the building.
 Head towards the smoke.
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