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This is the conversation page for Kari and Lady Tomoe.

If you would like to read the dialogues of Kari and another survivor, you can find those pages linked on Kari's dialogue master page, in the dialogue master category , or in the Relationships section of any survivor page.



Onna-Bugeisha Training Begins


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Hey lady, that's a cool tatoo that you have.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Thanks child. That's the mark of my clan. We are known as the Onna-Bugeisha. A female warriors clan.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Wow. So cool! At home, only men had the right to go on raids. Women are only allowed to make children and cook.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

The art of war knows no boundaries of gender. But only women can bear a child. That's why we're better than men. But let them believe the contrary, it would be rude otherwise.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Aha! I like your style lady Tomoe!



Kari-Dialogue-Tag

You'll teach me the way of the Onna-Bugeisha?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

I can teach you some moves with the blade. But be warned, a swordswoman without principles is just a vulgar killer. You must sharpen your mind and abide with the code of honor if you want to wield a blade like a knight.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

(Translation: I have to listen to her bullshit while practicing... Okay, I can do it) Of course! I'm already feeling more honorable. You're a great teacher lady Tomoe.



Lesson One: Gi Training.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

So listen closely Kari. The first exercise is to practice your Gi.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Gi? Is it a weird weapon from your land? Or a fight technique?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Aha... No. It's called integrity. A true knight must always do what is right, even it it means a more difficult approach. On the contrary, if the road to the greater good leads to a rougher path that's when the knight's true resolve is tested. Taking the good road is how your practice your Gi. This way of thinking is true for any part of your life, not only combat. Before taking life-changing decisions, you start with little everyday choices.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Geh... I don't see how it will make me stronger in battle. Seems totally lame.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... You'll see. Practicing your Gi is equally important as practicing your sword.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

... I think my Gi is already super strong, father taught me well. It's the sword that is lacking. Maybe we can skip directly to practice?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... I'll test your resolve then. If you pass, I'll teach you a few basic moves. Imagine the situation. Your master promises to award a powerful sword to his best student. The winner will be the one who hits his opponent the most. You fight like a tiger, and hit your opponent twelve times. But your master makes a mistake while counting your hits, and counts fourteen hits, putting you in a good position to win the sword. What will you do?


  • Don't say anything, master is always right.


Kari Dialogue Tag
It's his mistake, not mine... I'm too respectful of my master to annoy him with little details.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag
... You have much to learn Kari.




  • Don't say anything, I need the sword to protect my family.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

If I can win the sword, I'll put it to use for the greater good!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Yes... But the way you acquired it wouldn't be honorable, so your spirit will forever be tainted. It would lead you to your demise, eventually.



  • Tell him his mistake.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag
I guess that I should say that I'd tell him his mistake, but I really don't know why...


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag
Because acquiring the sword this way would be unfair to your other comrades. A sword gained with your own merit will be far more powerful than a sword acquired thanks to treachery. When you master the arts of war, the sword is just a vessel for your spirit power, a mere piece of metal.



Lesson Two: Yuuki Training.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Ready for the next lesson?


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Yes!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Today we'll practice your Yuuki, your Courage.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Yes!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

A true knight doesn't run away in front of difficult tasks. Even what others would consider as "impossible".


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

(Hmmm... He doesn't seem very clever, this "true knight"... But go on...)


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

It doesn't mean that a knight never feels afraid. It's only natural to feel fear in the face of danger. But when a knight is scared, he will try his best to accomplish the task, instead of just freezing or running away from it. You understand?


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I guess... But what if you face an army and you are only ten knights? You fight, and then you die?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Knights are no fools, they use their brains too. If there is a means to escape and fight another day, they'll do it. But imagine, they were to protect their lord during his escape... They'll face the enemy, and a certain death, with a knight's spirit. And fight the enemy with all their might to enable the escape of their lord. It's the way of honor.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Hmm... In the end, they still die.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

But their spirit can rest in peace, and their names will be remembered forever for their greatness. That's the way to live one's life. Everyone dies in the end, you just decide what you do with the time that is allowed to you.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

You're not a merry lot, you knights...


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Not really no. If you want to achieve something in your life, you must be serious about it.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

You're like the exact opposite of my aunt Moira.



Lesson Three: Rei Training


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Today I'll test your Rei.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

(Not again... Please, kill me)


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Imagine the situation: you don't know why, but everytime you go shopping to this particular merchant, he is very rude with you. He doesn't say hello or goodbye, gives you the cold shoulder, he even spat near your foot once. How would you react?


  • I must show strength.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I spit and yell at him in return, I must show strength.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

No... No... Rei is respect. You must show him your kindness, so that maybe one day he'll change. You'll never learn, will you?



Kari-Dialogue-Tag

But those rules are so dumb! It's not made for real life! Plus, we don't care anymore, there are no more merchants or whatnot... We are alone, on this stupid island full of dangers!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... The task is difficult, but we mustn't run away from it. We'll fight to make this hell a better place. That's the way of honor.




  • I must show pride.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I'll never go in his damned shop again! I must show pride.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

No... No... Rei is compassion. You must show him your kindness, so that maybe one day he'll change. You'll never learn, will you?



Kari-Dialogue-Tag

But those rules are so dumb! It's not made for real life! Plus, we don't care anymore, there are no more merchants or whatnot... We are alone, on this stupid island full of dangers!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... The task is difficult, but we mustn't run away from it. We'll fight to make this hell a better place. That's the way of honor.




  • I say nothing.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I say nothing, like a coward... That's what you want to hear, right?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

...You're half right. You must not run away from confrontation, but instead retaliate with kindness and comprassion.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

You act like a civilised person, you're polite with him, and so maybe his behaviour toward you will change.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

But you don't have to lower yourself to be as rude as someone who doesn't behave with goodness in his heart.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

That would be childish and you'd dishonour your name.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I understand, master Tomoe.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

(She loosing it... The old hag is becoming crazy.)



Lesson Four: Makoto Training


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

So... Another boring lesson... No swords I presume?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

No swords. Today I'll talk to you about Makoto. Imagine you have a dear friend. He runs to you, breathless, and tells you that he stole an apple from a local merchant. He asks you to tell the guards coming behind him that he was with you the whole time. What would you do?



  • He must share his apple with me.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I won't tell the guards, but he must share his apple with me in compensation!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Tsk tsk tsk... You're both thieves in this case. A knight must always show the purest honesty in both acts and words. You are horribly wrong by choosing this solution, you lie to the authorities, and eat stolen property. You disappoint me Kari, I fear that you won't be able to learn anything from me...



Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I'm trying, you know! You should show me your Rei, I need these lessons more than anything if l am such a mess!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... We'll see...


Kari gains the positive trait Special Trait Icon Makoto Training permanently.



  • Help my dear friend in need.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I am loyal to my friends! He must have a good reason, I'll trust him.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Tsk tsk tsk... You're both thieves in this case. A knight must always show the purest honesty in both acts and words. Even if he's your friend, he has commited a crime, and you can't deliberately lie to the guards to cover such an honorless act. You disappoint me Kari, I fear that you won't be able to learn anything from me...



Kari-Dialogue-Tag

I'm trying, you know! You should show me your Rei, I need these lessons more than anything if l am such a mess!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... We'll see...


Kari gains the positive trait Special Trait Icon Makoto Training permanently.


Lesson Five: Jin Training.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

So, now that I've listened to all your garbage, I can practice the sword?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

No.



Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

And if you call my lessons garbage again, we're done.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Okay, okay, I'm sorry. Go on, bore me to death again


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

...



Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Today's lesson is about your Jin. Something you are clearly lacking, so listen well. A knight is a fearsome warrior in battle, using all his rage to punish his enemies. But in life, a knight must show compassion and kindness to others.

Kari-Dialogue-Tag

(Zzzzzzzzzzzz)


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Like when you meet someone really annoying, disrespectful, dirty, who asks you for help. She deserves your compassion like anyone else, despite her efforts to be the most annoying person on earth.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

That's lame, if it were me I'd just not talk to this person.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

...


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

...?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... (She doesn't get it...)


Bushido Apprentice


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

... You'll teach me the next lesson?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... I'll teach you Meiyo and Chugi, and then that will be the end of our lessons.



Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

What you make of them will be up to you. The most important values of a knight are his Honor and Loyalty. You swear a vow of loyalty to your lord. In our case, it could be to your family. You must always stand by them, even in hard times. Even if you think that they are wrong, you must try to convince them of their mistakes, but in the end you must be faithful and stand by their side.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

... Now you talk like my mom... But I understand... I guess.


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Then you must never compromise your Honor. In our land, when a knight lost a battle, the code said that he should die by his own sword. It's victory, or death. There is no middle ground. Your Honor is something that will live on many years after your physical death. So it must be cherished a lot more than your own life, which is just temporary, a brief moment in time.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

Did you ever lose a battle?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

Nev-... Well... Until the code was broken.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

You broke your own code?


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

It was... A difficult situation. Others around me broke the code, and it reflected on me. There was no honor left in staying and dying.



Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

I have nothing more, I'm just waiting for my physical death, like a lost spirit.


Kari-Dialogue-Tag

But if it was the fault of others, you didn't break the code yourself, so your honor is still safe!


Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

... I don't know... I'm confused, to be honest. Maybe.



Tomoe-Dialogue-Tag

I must meditate on that.



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