The Guin Saga
Second volume for this nice series. Check it out, it's really cool.
Scanlation available from Gantz Waiting Room.
Another series I enjoy working on.
Story & Characters
The Parros royalty is annihilated by the emerging nation of Mongaul. As the princely twins Rinda and her brother Remus escape to the forest, they are cornered by the Mongauli soldiers in pursuit. The siblings almost lose all hope when a muscular, leopard-headed man named Guin shows up and promptly rescues them.
The three companions make their way out of the bordering forest in one night, but they end up captured again by the Mongauli reinforcements. They plan to escape, but the fortress their balefully named captor - the Black Count - commands is impregnable.
A leopard-headed warrior. His past is a complete mystery, as the only things he remembers are his name and the word "Aura".
A whiny little bitch
Nah, let's do that again...[tn: The above is obviously not meant to figure in the actual character sheet.]
The rightful heir to the Holy Kingdom of Parros. A fainthearted boy, he constantly hides in the shadow of his sister, who truly embodies the spirit of the royal house.[tn: I wasn't so far off,actually. :hahaha:]
Princess of the devastated country of Parros. A beautiful girl, her younger brother and herself are known as the Twin Jewels of Parros. She is also possessed of potent foresight abilities.
The Black Count governing the Staforos stronghold. Stricken by an incurable disease, his entire body is covered in armor.
A mercenary who worked for the Mongauli, but ended up imprisoned for his insubordination. Styles himself the Crimson Mercenary.
Van: Leopard-man!!//When this hourglass has run out three time, you'll be given a dagger./Twice more, and you'll have longsword.
Dudes: The great ape of Gaboor was able to shrug off a hundred arrow like nothing./Indeed. But look the leopard-man is made of steel. Just look at him.
Van: Think again...
Dudes: The leopard-man's breathing is laborious, as one would expect./Well... The great ape is not doing much better.
Van: Uuuuh?/What are you doing.//Fight!!
Van: What's the matter?/Stand!!//Fight
Dudes: Aaaah/Watch out
Oro: Take this
Voice: Truly/he is reminiscent of the mythical Silenus/the leopard-man who once caught lightning.
Dudes: YEEEEAAAAAAAAHH/Well done, leopard-man!!
Van: Mhhhh...//Accursed fool!/I demand to know whoever threw that sword!!
Dudes: With all due respect, Count.../The leopard-man fought well, so it doesn't really change...
Van: Silence/I expected him to defeat Grey Ape with his bare hands!!//I didn't even want to throw him a dagger in the first place!!
Guy: Lord Count...
Oro: I did it.
Van: ......../You worthless idiot.//Captain!! I want this man thrown into a cell/and punished exemplarily...//Better yet...//Give him a sword...
Van: Should you triumph over the leopard-man, the seat of Captain of the Fifth Company will be yours.
Dude: Count!!//Why would you pit Oro of Tollas/against the warrior who managed to cut down the great ape of Gaboor?!
Van: Heh heh heh./The leopard-man is weakened, is he not?//Entertain me, Oro. Whatever your name is.
Van: Hahahahaha!!//Now!! Lower the stairs!!
Guin: Release the Parros twins/or I snap this fortress' leader's neck.
Dude: Don't do this!!
Guin: Oro of Tollas, was it?//Your kindness won't be forgotten.
Van: Heh heh heh...
Guin: What's so funny?!!
Van: Have you even considered what would happen should you snap my neck | and the mask that isolates me from the rest of the world break apart?//Whatever caused my illness will spread out/and contaminate everybody here with the living rot.
Guin: Whether your mask breaks or not, we will never know until we've tried!!
Guin: Stay where you are!!
Guin: !!//(Wha...//What was this feeling?!)
Van: What's wrong?/Are you having second thoughts?//Don't move a muscle./Lest I expose the curse that is within my flesh to the air...
Dude: Lo... Lord Count!!/Have mercy!!
Van: Well...//The sight of such a perfect body assailed by corruption might prove entertaining.
Van: What are you doing?/Seize the leopard-man.
Van: Wash away the blood. Tend to his wounds. Feed him and have him get some rest.
Van: So that he can meet the man of Tollas in a contest sometime later.//As for this kind-hearted fool/I shall leave his punishment at the Captain's discretion.
Van: Take them away!!
Oro: ........//You really are an awesome fighter.//I couldn't just watch you get killed and do nothing. I wouldn't be worthy of wearing a sword otherwise.
Guin: (Black Count Vanon...//What in the world did I see........?)
Remus: (He deceived me)
Ish: See you, kid.
Remus: (He was only pretending to want to escape with us)//Aaayyeh.
Remus: (I want to go back)
Remus: (Why.../why didn't we foresee the Mongauli invasion?)
Remus: Father!! | Mother!!
Servants: You can't look back.//This way!!
Remus: Ja... Janus' Tower?!
Servants: Stay put!!
Dudes: There they are!!/Take the heads of the Parros heirs!!
Servant: Don't move./You mustn't.
Servant: Remus-sama. Rinda-sama!!/May the warrior's fortune smile upon you!!
Servant: ...The... coordination... | a malfunction...//Janus have mercy.
Remus: (Everyone is dead//Soon it'll be our turn...)
Guin: I'm back./Prince.
Guin: Don't cry, child./I won't die so easily.
Remus: Aaah./He's massive. A real mountain...
Rinda: ...Help... me...
Remus: I... I know that voice!
Remus: Ri... Rinda?!
Rinda: Uuugh!!/(That rotten smell!!//Those bandages...//It... it can't be.)
Rinda: (Vanon?!)/N... No!! | Stay away!!//?!
Dudes: Who bet on the leopard-man?
Dudes: Never thought a creature like him could ever exist./He's Silenus' spitting image!!//Indeed!! And he fought well!!/I may have lost my bet, but but no matter.//Really? These are two different things, you know./Hah hah hah.
Dude: Attack./We're under attack
Rinda: ?!/He's gone!!//........//Foul stench... Hideous appearance...//Does that mean...)
Rinda: (Am I infected by the Black Death too?!)//No no no!!/It was probably not him.
Dude: Attack./The Semu are attacking.
Dude: A raid.
Dude: It's a raid.
Rinda: So the Staforos stronghold/was really doomed!
Rinda: Suni!! Wake up!!//Suni!!
Remus: I could hear Rinda/She was asking for help!!
Guin: Sympathetic connection?!
Remus: We have to go save her, quickly!!
Dude: Attack!!/The Semu clan is raiding us!!
Dude: Attaaaack!!/The Semu are here!!//Attaaack!!
Dude: Don't let them get inside!!
Dude: Damn it!! There's no end to them!!
Dude: Call for reinforcements!!//The Semu clan has infested the courtyard!!//Ask the Sixth Company for reinforcements!!//Reinforcements?! You can't be serious!!//Can't you see?!!
Dude: We need more stones/Archers hurry.
Dude: I can't believe it!!/Did they ever attack in such large numbers before?!//Hold steady!!*YEEAAAAAAAH*
Dude: No raid has ever been successful before!!//Ugh./Here they come!!
Dude: We'll protect this place to the last/for the greatest glory of Mongaul's warriors!!
Guys: Let us out./Let us out please.//I don't want the Semu to skin me alive!!//Guardian!!
Remus: Let us out!!/Let us out of here!!
Guin: Stand aside, Prince.
Dudes: At this rate this place will be the next to fall!!//I'll go see the Count to request orders.//Hey, you. Protect this place until I return.
Oro: Aye, Captain!!
Guys: Guardian, let me out!!/I'll fight those damn monkeys with you!!//Let me ooout./Help me please.
Guard: Don't bother!!/I've received no such orders from the Count.
Guard: Whoaaa//Wha.../(Such physical strength. It's ridiculous)//Wait. I'll open the doors.
Guin: Hey. Give me a sword./I'm gonna fight the apes.
Guard: No can do./You people are to be taken to safety. Orders from the Count.
Guin: Taken to that gloomy monster?! | Don't make me laugh!!
Guards: Silence. Who are you to call people that?!!
Guin: Watch ou... !!
Dudes: The.../The Semu
Guard: Spare me.../Please spare me...
Guin: This way!!
Apes: Rihlala./Mulu Strato!
Dude: The front gate.../To the front gaaaate
Oro: I guess this is the end/Staforos is done for.
Oro: The dungeon tower.//..........
Dude: Lord Count!!/My master!!
Van: What is it?
Dude: We have a problem!!/The Semu clan has launched a large-scale offensive against us!!
Van: I am aware.
Dude: The Second, Third and Fifth Company are down to the last man. The others have been severely hurt./It's only a matter of time before the front gate is taken!!//Count!!/What are your orders?!!
Van: The gate? Taken?/Does it matter?
Van: Whether the gate is taken or not it doesn't matter to me./If the apes really want this one fortress so badly, let them have it.
Van: Just leave the fate of this stronghold/between the hands of Jahn the Thread Maker.
Remus: Rindaaaa//Rinda!!/Where are you?!
Guin: Prince./Anything yet?!
Remus: She isn't on this floor, apparently!!
Guin: Alright!! To the next one!!
Guin: Find her, Prince!!
Remus: Guin//She isn't there either!!
Guin: ........//It's pretty quiet outside. Strange./If this castle falls, our escape will only get that much harder...
Guin: Don't look so down./Come on, next.
Guin: This is top floor!!
Guin: The last room, eh...
Remus: ........//(If she isn't there........)//Hm Hm//Hufff
Remus: Rinda!!/Rinda, are you there?!!
Rinda: Re...//Remus... Remus!!
Guin: Prince! Use the keys,quickly.
Remus: Ah... Yes.
Remus: Not... not that one.
Guin: Prince!! Open the door and get inside. Hurry!!
Guin: Prince!!//Take cover
Guin: Oro of Tollas.
Remus: It's open!!
Guin: This is the second time you save me.
Oro: Haa/Haa/Can't have a warrior of your caliber die in a place like this...//It's only a matter of time before this castle falls.../Quickly
Guin: Oro of Tollas!!/Hang in there!!
Oro: You'd better... get away, and fast...//The gate has been taken......./Haa/Haa/The tower must be crawling with them, by now.
Guin: Don't talk too much/I'm gonna save you, this time around.
Oro: There's... nothing more... you can do for me...
Oro: All my friends are dead.../May Jahn be cursed a hundred times for the outrageous fate he bestowed upon my castle.
Guin: Anything you want me to do?
Oro: Should you... ever need any help in Tollas... | Stop by the Smoke and Pipe Inn.../My father, Gotaro runs it. He's a good man. He'll want to know that his son is dead.
Oro: You really are... a formidable warrior...//If I hadn't... tossed you my sword back then.../...I wouldn't be worthy of calling myself a Mongauli warrior.
Guin: You're a hero./Oro of Tollas
Guin: With the sword of a hero/I will take a tenner Semu heads.
Rinda: Suni!!/Tell them we're on the same side!!
Suni: Niiiya. Tamkanaaa
Guin: !//The twins!!
Guin: Lock the door!!
Guin: !/A Semu?!
Rinda: She's different!!/She's not a bad guy!!//Suni!! Tell the other Semu we aren't their enemies!!
Guin: She's from the Raku tribe. The ones outside aren't friends of her people./They're enemies, from the Karoi tribe.
Remus: Guin!! You can understand the Semu tongue!!
Guin: Hum.../Apparently yes, I can.
Apes: Aayy ayy ayyy/Aaaaaaah
Guin: Karoi tribesmen torture and eat their war prisoners in sacrifice tot heir gods.
Rinda: Guin./Should this door break, please put Remusa and I to the sword...
Guin: You are a born Queen.//But now is not your time.
Guin: As long as the faintest glimmer of hope remains/Better yet: as long as you still draw breath//You must have faith./You must fight.
Guin: That is the true meaning of honor.
Guin: Stand back.
Guin: Is everything alright?
Remus: Uh-huh...//I felt like I was floating. In midair. Right before we landed...
Rinda: Yes. I felt it too!!//For a second, we weighed nothing...
Remus: Where... where does this passageway lead to?/Outside the castle, I hope.
Rinda: ........//This is the way to our survival. I can see it./However
Rinda: I can also sense great evil. Abhorrent evil...........
Guin: We continue. There is no other choice./Stay close to me, everyone.//There's a foul stench in the air.../Like mold. Or rot........
Guin: I can also smell blood.//I can't hear any Semu voice. Nor the sound of battle.../We must be pretty far underground...
Remus: I can barely breathe.../Haa/And my head weighs a ton
Remus: What was that?!
Guin: The miasma is stirring./It could be worse, I suppose. At least we aren't trapped inside one of the Evil God Dohl's magic barriers...
Remus: My head feels heavy...//Guin... I can't
Guin: If you don't want to die here, keep walking.
Remus: Gu... Guin!!//It can't be./All those bleached bones. They're...!!
Remus: Sacrifices.../Victims of the Black Count Vanon.
Van: You are correct...
Van: Stopping the progression of my illness/requires the warmth of lifeblood and fresh meat.
Guin: He who drains his victims' blood to the last drop./Cutting up their flesh and applying it to his own diseased body.//The Black Count Vanon.
Van: Staforos has fallen./The time has come to unleash my curse upon the world.
[Guin Saga (2). The End.]