Today, the shogunate rules the whole country and holds great power in its hands.
Under the rule of the shogunate, each station city will be governed by a noble family to maintain the operation and order of the station city, and even to repel the incoming Kabane.
Aragane station also has its own governor.
That’s the Yomogawa clan.
Martial gathering is an informal contest organized by Yomogawa clan.
Why is it informal?
Because the main purpose of this contest is to let the bushis in Aragane station have a way to vent.
Without decisive means to deal with Kabane, the bushi stationed in Aragane station live every day with the fear of getting killed by Kabane or get infected and assimilation at any time into Kabane.
Even Houri knew about this, and Yomogawa clan, who was in charge of the Aragane station, could not have been unaware of it.
In this case, if bushi keeps being nervous while defending the city, it will definitely cause great problems in the end.
To this end, Kensho of Yomogawa Clan decided, on the advice of the counselors, to hold a contest every ten days, so that the subordinate bushis could compete and vent appropriately.
“Something like this happens?”
Learned from a passerby the whole thing, Houri is somewhat astonished.
After all, this is something not found in the original work.
However, when one thinks about it, under the threat of the fact that one may die at any time, then something bad may really happen if there are no such means for venting.
No mention in the original work does not mean that no such thing happened.
“Looks like foresight can only go so far. There is no way to understand all the details by just seeing things on the screen.”
When Houri sighed with emotion, on the simple stage, two bushi were confronting each other.
Looking at the two bushi facing each other on the stage, Houri’s brow raised.
Because Houri recognizes these two.
From original work.
“Beat him! Kurusu!”
“Don’t lose to Kurusu! Kibito!”
Under the cheers of the surrounding bushis, both bushi on the stage held katana in their hands, monitoring and confronting each other.
On the left is a bushi wearing a blue and black dress in a somewhat strict manner, with his body giving off a serious temperament.
This bushi is none other than Kurusu the one that gets cheered on –Konochi Kurusu.
On the right is a bushi with light-skinned armor in advanced age.
This bushi is Kibito the one that got cheered on -Araka Kibito.
These two men are bushi serving Yomogawa Clan who manages Aragane station. They are also very active in original work, and accompany the protagonist over several life and death crisis.
So, Houri knows them.
“I didn’t expect it to be them.”
Houri set his sights directly on Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito.
At this moment, both Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito are holding sharp katanas, their blades are against each other, with expressions full of seriousness and harshness, as if they are facing the biggest rivals in their lives, ignoring all the cheers around and focus completely on their opponent.
Compared with the bushis that lost in frantic enthusiasm and constantly cheering, like enthusiastic audiences, the two people feel like a real bushi, with a totally different feeling.
And these two distinctive bushi, the next moment, moved almost simultaneously.
With the sound of two neat low shouts, Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito suddenly stepped on the ground and rushed towards each other.
It’s clearly just a simple step, but the two of them shot like off-string arrows. In one step, the distance between them was erased and they met in the center of the stage.
The sharp katana struck through the air and the sound was clear and audible.
The eyes of the two bushi who met in the center of the stage changed from serious to sharp, facing each other, suddenly waved the weapon in their hand.
In the crisp steel clash sound, katana and katana collided heavily.
It was also at this moment that Konochi Kurusu suddenly slanted the katana in his hands, friction against Araka Kibito katana, keep close to the edge of Araka Kibito’s blade, and do a cross-cut to the neck of Araka Kibito.
Araka Kibito’s face changed slightly, he quickly retreated, almost retreating a few meters away, dodging the merciless strike almost dangerously.
However, at the same time, Konochi Kurusu put forth strength on his feet, directly toward the fleeing Araka Kibito.
Araka Kibito’s eyes opened wide, and the speed of his katana soared to the extreme and slashed down against Konochi Kurusu who was coming.
Seeing this, Konochi Kurusu’s face was cold, he raised his weapon without showing any weakness and meet with the attack.
The two bushi with one advancing while one retreating, were forced together again.
clank clank clank-!
In a split second, endless crisp sword clashes sound resounded through the surrounding.
Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito waved their swords at each other at a dizzying speed, causing sharp weapons to collide with each other, evoking spark after spark.
“It is indeed the bushi that belongs to the elite among us!”
The fierce sword fights made the spectating bushi cheer one after another.
Even Houri’s eyes were slightly bright, nodding his head inwardly.
Both Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito are worthy of the name of bushi.
That wonderful confrontation and sword strike, can have a guarantee of winning even if it is against Kabane?
At least, in terms of strength, Houri is completely inferior to the two bushi on the stage.
Moreover, Houri knew that the two bushis on the stage actually being lenient.
After all, the two are just trying to compete and aren’t planning a real fight.
“It’s really amazing they can fight to this extent while being lenient.”
With such a feeling in Houri’s mind, the situation on the stage changed again.
“Hah!” Konochi Kurusu roared suddenly, the speed of the katana in his hand suddenly increased by a grade, and slashed at an amazing speed.
“Wha…?!” Araka Kibito was taken aback, but only had time to respond, and the sharp katana comes slashing.
Under a loud clash sound, a katana flew into the air.