devour all the living things

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Tsukiyama Shuu (月山 習) - Gourmet

“We are just bags of meat. The weak bow down and the strong devour them. Rather, if you compared them to all living things, it’s humans who have shaved away the most lives. We are different than them.”

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Tsukiyama Shuu: “Isn’t it arrogant to put a price on whether life is ‘higher’ or ‘lower’, Kaneki? We are just bags of meat. The weak bow down and the strong devour them. Rather, if you compared them to all living things, it’s humans who have shaved away the most lives. We are different than them.”

Isn’t it arrogant to put a price on whether life is ‘higher’ or ‘lower’, Kaneki? We are just bags of meat. The weak bow down and the strong devour them. Rather, if you compared them to all living things, it’s humans who have shaved away the most lives. We are different than them
—  Shuu Tsukiyama to Kaneki, TG

MODERN VERSE   :


     Born  long  ago  in  ancient  times  the  Orochi , be  it  demon  or  spirit , arises  every
     three hundred  years  to  walk  the  earth , dwelling  in  a  human  vessel . THE
    CURSED  GREAT  SERPENT
. Avarice . Greed . Pride . Devouring  all  living  things ,
     scorching the land , and  drying  the  seas . Pay  heed  for  the  Orochi  is  the  enemy
     of  mankind . Once  found  it  must  be  hunted  down  and  sealed  away .
                                            —  Donten ni Warau , chapter 26 , pages 6  & 7 ;


The  Orochi  awakens  in  times  of  strife . Its  coming  is  heralded  by  unending  rain , and  the  death  of  its  vessel  brings  the  return  of  the  sun . Soramaru , who already  lost  his  parents  to  the  Fuuma  group , awakens  as  the  vessel  when  he  watches  his  older  brother , Tenka , “ executed “  for  being  the  Orochi’s  vessel  ( a  mistaken  assumption  made  by  the  police ) . The  Kumo  blades  that  he  carries  are  used  by  his  brothers  to  separate  him  from  the  Orochi , and  with  the  help  of  the  Yamainu , an  elite  military  group  tasked  with  the  defeat  of  the  great  serpent , along  with  all  of  Otsu , the  Orochi , and  Fuuma  group  are  defeated .

A  year  has  passed  since  the  awakening  of  the  Orochi ; Soramaru  Kumo , second  son  of  the  Kumo  Shrine , remains  the  fifteenth  head , despite  the  return  of  his  elder  brother . Peace  has  returned  to  the capital  of  the  Shiga  Prefecture . The  shrine , once  dedicated  to  safeguarding  the  secret  of  the  Orochi  as  well  as  defending  Japan  against  its  inevitable  awakening , continues  to  aid  in  the  protection  of  the  city  that  they  adore . This  includes  both  aiding  the  police  with  petty  criminals , as  well  as  guarding  against  more  supernatural  occurrences . 

Soramaru  continues  to  carry  the  Kumo  blades , just  as  he  continues  to  train  under  the  critical  eye  of  his  mentor . The  blades  are  dull , as  they  always  have  been . They  symbolize  Soramaru’s  justice : he  will  fight , he  will  die , but  he  will  not  kill . He’s  become  more  adamant  about  these  beliefs  since  he  felt , and  knew  the  Orochi’s  heart . While  he  tries  not  to  dwell  on  the  things  he  did  as  the  Orochi’s  vessel , his  guilt  ( warranted  or  not )  shows  in  his  refusal  to  truly  hurt  anyone .

Despite  being  only  seventeen , Soramaru  has  taken  on  a  lot  of  responsibilities  of  adulthood . For  Tenka , he  has  become  the  sun  of  Otsu . For  Chuutarou , he  has  become  the  primary  caretaker  of  the  shrine . For  Nishiki , he  has  become  a  teacher . For  the  people  of  Otsu , he  has  become  a  guardian . He  is  in  his  last  year  of  high  school . He  has  no  desire  to  continue  his  education  past  graduation . There  has  been  no  sign  of  the  Fuuma  group  since  the  Orochi’s  defeat . The Condemned  Prison  Gate  has  been  closed . 

( This  is  just  a  rough  sketch  of  the  verse . I’ll  try  finding  a  new  tag  after  school  today ! )

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Long ago, born in ancient times, the Orochibe it a spirit or demonarises every three hundred years to walk the earth, dwelling in a human vessel. The Cursed Serpentavarice, greed, pride, devouring all living things, scorching the earth and drying the seas. Pay heed, for the Orochi is the enemy of mankind. Once found, it must be hunted down and sealed away.

Kumo Tenka, head of the Kumo Shrine, is sentenced to death by hanging.

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