Hey all, Why don't we create a wuxia round robin story. So basically here we will create our wuxia story. The characters will be us all here, you can choose to be a hero, heroine, protagonist, antagonist...whatever. Just use your imagination and creativity to create a fun story
I will start... and you guys should participate to write our wuxia round robin story Everybody is encourage to write. Make it fun, make it silly, make it scary...anything you like
Song Dynasty, 1123 AD, West Lake, Hangzhou. It was a sunny summer afternoon. A person sat near the lakeside, playing some sad songs with his or her erhu (Chinese fiddle). That person is a she, or a he? It is unknown. That person dressed in a very simple plain loose white gown, with a wide hat covering his/her head. That person might be a girl, cause those hands looks soft like girls hands. But that fiddler might be a guy, cause that person's shoulders are broad and that person looks taller than average people even when that person was sitting. Who is that person? Nobody knew.
People only knew that this fiddler had been coming and sat at that lakeside, and played erhu there until the sun set since two weeks earlier. After the sunset, that fiddler would leave and leave no trace. Nobody knew where that fiddler came from or where that person go.
It is summer, and peoples enjoyed the beautiful scenery of West Lake, having someone played such sad songs made some people grumbled. Some vendors who sold stuffs on that lakeside tried to drive off that person. Without saying anything, that fiddler just left, and went to another part of the lakeside and continued to play another sad songs. Such annoying person! Or perhaps, that fiddler's life was so miserable? No one can tell.
That fiddler seemed to be absorbed with those sad songs, that the fiddler didn't realize someone was approaching. It's a beautiful young woman in a white gown. She walked slowly and firmly. She's very lovely and graceful, but scary at the same time. Her left hand carry a long sword, and her right hand, carried something that appeared to be someone's head.
That fiddler didn't stopped his/her music until that young woman threw the human head in her hand toward him/her. That head rolled and stop exactly on the fiddler's foot. That human head, looked scary. It's a man's head on fifties with long beard. His protruded eyes showed how shocked he was when a sword slashed his head. The fiddler stopped his/her music.
The young woman calmly spoke : "Andrea, you've been waiting for me for some times, huh? Now I come to you!"
The fiddler didn't reply her. Instead, that fiddler raised his/her head. And surprised by her coming, that fiddler opened up his/her mouth and said : "It's you! Why do you come here? I didn't expect you to come!"
.............to be continued..... Who is that young woman? And who is the fiddler? Is the fiddler - Andrea is a man or a woman? Find next on this thread
Please someone continued
Note : I'm using my name as Andrea here. It's also a coincidence that Andrea can be a male/female's name. I'm not decided yet whether that fiddler should be a male or female
With a scorn laugh, the woman replied :" How dare you tell me that you didn't expect me ?!!! Isn't it you who asked me for Master Liu's head months ago ? Now, I want you to respect your part of the deal : give me my family back and let us live in peace !!"
Andrea looked at Master Liu's head, then at the young woman and suddenly exploded in a thundering laugh, saying : " Your family ?!! Which family ? You're an orphan, did you forget that ?!!! "
The young woman turned pale and repeated : " An orphan ? " She drew her sword and pointed it to Andrea's neck, stammering : " You... You told me that my parents were still alive, that...that I had an elder sister and you forced me to accomplish your vengeance and become an assassin in...in exchange of allowing me to be reunited with my family !! ".
With a sardonic smile, Andrea casually replied " Well, I lied !! That's life ! " The young woman shouted : " No !! I don't believe you !! It's impossible, I can't believe that I killed someone for nothing !! " She assaulted him, but with a surprising velocity, Andrea avoided the sword and, touching a secret button on his erhu, he threw poisonous darts. It was so quick that the young woman couldn't avoid two darts which hurt her in her left arm. Furious, she shouted : " You'll regret it, I promise you as sure as I'm called Siuyu ! And I'll find my family for sure, even if you hide them in an obscure cave !! ", and, as she felt that the poison began to act, she escaped. Andrea laughed again, and he played his erhu again...
While he played his sad songs, Andrea fixed a point at the horizon, thinking : " I can't believe that I still haven't recovered from my injuries and that I can only use weapons instead of my martial arts...Where are you, my beloved ? Please, help me to recover and get my revenge...I hope that Siuyu will understand one day and that she will forgive me...That's too bad that she couldn't avoid the darts..." Finally, he stopped playing and left the lakeside, using a stick to walk because he limped...
Siuyu knew that the more she was running, the more the poison had chances to reach her heart, but she didn't care dying, thinking : " I probably killed an innocent, so, it's better that I die in order to expiate for this murder..." She suddenly stopped running, whispering : " But if I die, how will I be able to find my family and get revenge on this damned musician ?!!!". She sat near a tree and began to regulate her breath, but the poison was strong and she finally fainted.
The young swordsman walked rapidly, thinking : " I'm so happy to return home and see my father ! Hey, what's that ?!!". A young girl was lying on the ground and he ran near the tree. He took her pulse and, seeing the darts which were still in her arm, he said " She has been poisoned !! " He took off the darts and, searching in his clothes, he took a small flask. He opened Siuyu's mouth and poured a small quantity of a white powder. Then, he took her in his arms and walked quickly, looking for a place to rest. He finally discovered an old temple and he layed Siuyu on the ground and sat near her. He became worried when he suddenly realized that she had fever and he dampened handkerchief and placed it on her forehead.
Two days later, Siuyu finally opened her eyes and she discovered an unknown man asleep near her, holding her hand.
Note : the rest tomorrow, it's time to go to bed !!
As English isn't my first language, if I make syntax or grammatical mistakes, correct me, please, thank you.
She retired her hand quickly and the swordsman immediately opened his eyes. With a big smile, he exclaimed : " I'm glad to see that you're finally awaken ! I must admit that I was worrying about your health during these two days ! " " You mean that it's been two days since... " She looked at her arm and saw that she had a bandage and she asked : " Is it you who..." "Yes, I found you under tree, you had fainted, and when I saw the poisonous darts, I immediately gave you an antidote, but you were feverish and I had to tear your sleeve and I discovered that your wound was infected, so, I had to make an incision in order to let the bad blood getting out..." " Thank you for your help." "How do you feel, Miss ? " "Well...I'm hungry and thirsty..." He laughed and answered " I'm not surprised at all !!! ". He searched in his bag and gave her the last bread he had in his provisions. She took it and asked " And you ? " "DOn't worry about me, it won't be the first meal that I miss..." She cut the bread in two parts and gave him one. They exchange a shy smile and they ate.
The swordsman suddenly asked : " What's your name, Miss ? " " Liang Siuyu ". " Liang ? Are you a member of the well known Liang clan ? " Her heart went faster while she thought : "He knows my family !! " and she answered " I don't know. I'm an orphan, and all that I know is that my name is Liang. Do you know this family ? " "Of course I know it, my father was the main man of the family head !! " " Please, tell me all what you know !! " " Well, all what I know, I learnt it through my father's sayings because I was to small when the tragedy happened... The Liang family was a very well known family of musicians and experts in martial arts and they were the target of numerous other martial arts families who wanted to become more famous than them. One day, the clan was attacked by a lot of assassins and the chief of the family asked my father to save his wife and his two daughters with his own men. Unfortunately, all my father's men were killed and, though he fought with rage, he was so wounded that he fainted. When he finally awaked, he discovered that Mrs Liang and her elder daughter had vanished and that the baby daughter was almost dead. He took the baby to the village and found someone who agreed to take care of her. I don't know if the baby survived, nor the name of the family who took care of her..." Very touched, Liang Siuyu asked with difficulty : " And... What's your name ? " " My name is Liu Han Wei, I'm on my way to return home and see my father Liu Si Hua ".
Siuyu had a sob and hid her face in her hands. Surprised, Liu Han Wei asked her : " What happened, Miss Liang ? Why are you crying ? " "Your...Your father is dead." He jumped and repeated : " What did you say ? !!! How do you know that my father is dead ? " " Because...Because it's me who killed him...Oh, I'm so sorry and I feel so guilty !!! " Without a word, he drew his sword and attacked her with rage with the only idea in mind of getting revenge for his father. Siuyu only blocked all his attacks without drawing her sword and she cried : "Please, let me explain you what happened and you'll kill me after if you want ! ".
He stood on guard and invited her to speak with a hand gesture and she explained : " Months ago, I met a musician who told me that I had a family but that he had imprisoned my mother, my father and my elder sister and that he would allowed me to reunite with them only if I helped him to get revenge on a bad guy. He asked me to bring him Master Liu's head to the lakeside when I'll kill him...I...Of course, I didn't want to kill anybody, but...He threatened me to kill all my family members and he showed me a finger, telling me that it was my mother's finger, so...I looked for Master Liu and...and...It was a loyal fight, I didn't kill him by treachery..." She knelt down and cried again : " Please, believe me, I didn't want to kill him, I only wanted to find my family. Forgive me and I'll help you to find why this guy has asked me to kill your father. I'll help you to get your revenge, and then, I'll let you kill me without any regret...".
Han Wei scrutinized her and then he put away his sword and said : " Alright, lead me to this musician, I want to know the truth !! ". She got back in her feet and they got out of the temple, taking the direction of the lakeside...
When they arrived near the lakeside, no music could be heard ; they exchanged a quick look and Liu Han Wei exclaimed : " Where is he ? If you lied to me, be assured that you'll regret it !! ". She stammered : " I... I don't know. He had told me that he stayed in this place every day ! I don't understand why he isn't here today ! ". They saw the tea seller and Han Wei asked her : " Can you tell me where the musician is, please ? " " Sorry, I don't know where he is. It's been two days since we last saw him...But perhaps I can help you, come with me." Pushing Liang Siuyu in front of him, Liu Han Wei followed the old woman and she lead them to an abandoned temple near the lakeside and invited them to enter it, saying : "When I saw him two days ago, he asked me to take care of the...of the head because someone would surely come to see it..." Once again, Han Wei and Siuyu exchanged a quick look and they went in the temple. Master Liu's head was placed on an altar with some candles and offerings. The old woman left them and Han Wei fell on his knees, imitated by Siyuyu, who couldn't help crying, while he exclaimed : " Father ! I'm so sorry to haven't been with you when this...murderer came to see you !! Please forgive me, father !! " Suddenly, he jumped on his feet, whispering : " That's strange ! " Siuyu saw him come near the head and she heard him exclaiming : " But...It isn't my father !! " She ran to the altar and asked him: " Are you sure ?!! Then, if it's not your father, who did I kill ?!!". " My father had a mole on the right cheek, and this guy doesn't have it !! " He touched the face of the head, and retired a skin made mask, revealing the face of an old man. Liu Han Wei asked : " Do you know this man ? " " No, I don't. And you, do you know him? " " I don't know him either. Who can he be ? " Falling on her knees, Siuyu exclaimed : " I'm so glad that it's not you father that I killed !! " He helped her to arise and said : " I wonder who is this guy and what he was doing at home in place of my father...What is this all about ? !! " As she was about to leave the temple, he took her hand and said : " Where are you going ? " " I'm going to the police to tell them that I killed someone. " " No, you can't do that !" " Why ? " "They'll kill you !! Don't you want to know who has forced you to kill this man and if you have a family before telling the police that you killed someone ? " " Yes, but...I don't know where to look for the musician and...and I don't even know if I'm really the Liang's family 's daughter ! " " The only way to know it, is to come with me and see my father.He surely will be able to help you, and I want to know who is plotting against my family too. " She scutinized him and asked " Aren't you angry with me anymore ? " " Of course not ! I want to help you. " She thanked him and they left the temple, taking the direction of the Liu's village...
That day after sunset, the fiddler walked slowly with his stick toward an abandoned Ten Thousand Pines Mansion. The mansion was suddenly abandoned by Cai family four years ago. Nobody knew what happened. Cai family was a rich respectable family in Hangzhou. They were generous and loved by the local peoples. But then in one night, the whole family left the house without any notice. Seven family members and twenty three servants and maids, were all disappeared in one night. They only brought with them valuable items, the rest were left behind the mansion.
Some robbers and thieves then intended to loot the mansion. But those who tried to entered the mansion, were all died tragically in the courtyard. They were all had something in common : shocked expression. No wounded or scars on their body. They were all died because they were shocked. Shocked of what? Nobody knew. Some people said there's an evil spirit who haunted the house, and that the evil spirit was the one who responsible for the disappearance of Cai family. Was it true? Nobody knew.
Some people saw the sad fiddler entered the mansion. Some of the good men warned him not to enter the haunted mansion. But the fiddler said that he was a family friend of Cai. He wanted to pay respect to Cai ancestors altars in the mansion. Some of cynical people just sneered. And they expected to see a dead body in front of the courtyard the next morning.
That night, after midnight, somebody came out from the mansion. It was not the limped fiddler. It's a girl with a long hair and a happy face who carried a fiddle and walked slowly left the mansion.
Kaifeng. Noon time.
The owner of the tavern, Reinafu - was busy serving the guests who ate at her tavern. She was an attractive lady that some of the guests teased her and called her so many times to bring this and that just to be able to see a glimpse of her beautiful face.
Not a lot of people knew that this beautiful attractive tavern owner, was one of the top spy and assassin in jianghu. Her nickname "Bloody Peony" had been thrilling jianghu in these past ten years.
A scholar entered the tavern. He's a scholar, with a jade flute on his hand. He entered the tavern slowly. Yet the killing aura he carried was so thick. Reinafu who was pouring some tea at her guests stunned when she saw who was coming. "Jade Flute - Chef Ying!" she mumbled.
Chef Ying - the scholar smiled and sat on the chair in the corner of the tavern. Reinafu walked toward his table and smiled friendly, "Welcome to my humble tavern, Scholar! What would you like to have?"
Chef Ying : "I want the best wine of Kaifeng, and some of your signature dish."
Reinafu : "Right away, Sir!"
Chef Ying : "I want my food to be served in a golden plate decorated with some peony on it!" He smiled politely and spoked with a deep low voice.
Reinafu : "Golden plate is not cheap. Not to mention, ...peony! I don't know if you can afford it or not."
Chef Ying : "Money is not a problem." He put two taels of gold on the desk. "That's the tips for you. For the food, and wine...you can calculate later!"
Reinafu looked surprise. Two taels of golden for tips? What kind of mission this scholar wanted her to do?
Chef Ying : "I heard that you have ears and eyes everywhere."
Reinafu : "You said so!"
Chef Ying : "I want to know where Liu Si Hua right now!"
Reinafu laughed and shook her head : "Haven't you heard the news that he was killed by a young woman called Siuyiu a month ago?"
Chef Ying : "I knew it. But that's the fake Liu Si Hua. I want to know where is the original Liu Si hua!"
Reinafu shocked and looked at him : "He's fake? Then who was he?"
Chef Ying : "He's a Picking Flower Bandit from Shandong - Ding Lei."
Reinafu : "But...why acknowledge himself as Liu Si Hua if he wasn't?"
Chef Ying : "Sigh! Then you're not as great as your reputation!"
Reinafu : "Watch your mouth! Everybody knows I have a good reputation."
Chef Ying : "Before! Not now! Cause you don't even know that Liu Si Hua who had been roaming in jianghu for this past five years, was a fake Liu Si Hua. The real Liu Si Hua had been disappeared since six years ago!"
Reinafu looked at him and with serious tone said : "Sir, you know all those informations. Why you still need my service? You know better than me about this case! What do you want?"
Chef Ying smiled : "I will tell you later after I eat and rest! Now, could you please serve my food?"
Reinafu looked at him and said nothing.
Kaifeng. Noon time.
Siuyiu and Liu Han Wei walked side by side. They chatted and laughed. After being together for two weeks, they became close friends.
LHW : "Siuyiu, we are in Kaifeng now. I know there's a famous informer and assassin in Kaifeng who opened up a tavern here. I think we can use her service to find out where's my father and where to find Andrea the fiddler.
Siuyiu : "Up to you. Actually I feel so stupid that I just believed what that Andrea bandit said!"
LHW : "You're just being too naive! Jianghu is a tough world. You're too young to know how cruel and complicated Jianghu is."
Siuyiu sighed : "You're right."
LHW : "Let's go!"
The two then entered Reinafu's tavern. She was busy counting her money on the cashier desk.
LHW walked into the cashier desk and gave salute in his fists and said : "Ms. Peony?""
Reinafu looked at LHW lazily and answered : "The answer depends on who you are and how much money you have!"
LHW smiled and passed a tael of gold into her hand and said : "My name is Liu Han Wei from Shanxi Province."
Reinafu face stunned : "You are Liu Si Hua's son?!"
LHW : "Yes I am."
Reinafu looked at him. Her face expressions looked complicated. She looked happy, excited, and confused.
--- to be continued-----------------------
Phew.....come on writers! Use your wildest imagination to continue the story
Wow !! I had thought of something else, but that's interesting and will force me to search a good development to fit your ideas !!
What means jiayou , please ?
Yes. that's the purpose of doing round robin, that the story is done by some peoples. That's how the story plot become interesting and unpredictable
Jiayou literally means : put more oil. It's a word to encourage people to keep up a good work. People also shout jiayou to support their favorite athletes. So when I say jiayou to you, means that I encourage you to continue your writing