Historic Fiction · Erotica · Action · Interracial · Slight Age-Difference
History Summary & Story SettingF
or 220 years, Japan sustained an isolationist stance
while political controversy continued to create friction within its people. It all changed when American Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry appeared and bombarded buildings within the harbor of Edo Bay, demanding negotiations. Appointed government officials failed to reach a consensus between the Emperor, the Shogunate, and the foreigners and a compromise was reached resulting in the Treaty of Peace and Amity. Nevertheless, more political turmoil ensued and slowly bled into a national debate over government policy, public criticism, and violence. By no means helping stabilize Japan, it's economic and social status was drastically threatened and many peasant uprisings plagued the nation. Essentially, Japan faced a fundamental precipice of change. On June 2, 1859, the Port of Yokohama
was opened and quickly became the base for foreign trade in Japan. The low-lying district of Kannai, a residential district surrounded by a moat, became occupied by foreigners treated with extraterritorial status. Friction between foreigners and local samurai become so tense that assaults and murders take place, such as the case of Russian sailors and collaborating Japanese on August 26.
This story will start on October 13, 1859, the date of the United States Navy official establishment in 1775 at Yokohama's Kannai district. It will revolve around two main characters before, during and after the Boshin War. A stationed twenty-nine-year-old Lieutenant Commander of the United States Navy helping the Japanese adapt to Western naval technologies and a seventeen-year-old
newlywed to a drunkard, abusive bureaucrat. When she's getting a public beating for not being the ideal wife
, he interferes and fights off the bureaucrat. As a result, they are both targetted for assassination and have to work together in order to survive. When the tension becomes too much and his commanding officer gets involved, they end up meeting with a daimyo for added support and get whisked into a dangerous game of political intrigue.
What to Expect
- A story-rich, long term roleplay with an interracial relationship of slight age-difference.
- A relative amount of historic accuracy to capture the atmosphere of the Bakumatsu Era and late 19th Century.
- The inclusion of NPC's and drama to mix into action and romantic scenes.
- Communication and discussion about the storyboard of each 'chapter' of the story.
- Assistance to create your character to fit within relative parameters for historic reference.
- One to Two posts per week on average (subject to change with life developments).
Thomas E. GreeneAge:
Lieutenant Commander of United States NavyHeight:
6'1" (185.9 cm)Weight:
196 lbs (88.9 kg)
Thomas Greene was born on August 27, 1830, as a fraternal twin of a large plantation owner in Mississippi. Alongside his older brother and twin sister, his early life mainly consisted of being raised on the plantation which left him isolated from neighbors. He learned of other places through his studies under a private tutor from the north, prompting his desire to travel after finding out his brother would inherit the plantation. At the age of seventeen, he traveled beside his tutor north and enrolled into the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During his years at sea during tutoring, he served as a Master-of-Arms aboard the USS Mississippi
in the Mediterranean Sea.
In 1852, Thomas graduated as an Ensign and remained stationed on the Mississipp
i as a division officer. For the next two years, he sailed under Commodore Matthew C. Perry to Japan and befriended Lieutenant Commander, Johnathan G. Reyes. After the Treaty of Peace and Amity was signed and they returned to the United Sates in 1855, he surpassed all the prerequisites for examination and earned a promotion to Lieutenant. For the next six months, he stayed ashore while learning the necessary skills to command on a small warship, the newly commissioned USS Rogue
. After the ship's completion, Thomas was deployed out to the Chinese coast in order to support the East Indian Squadron during the Second Opium War.
Together with newly appointed Captain Johnathan G. Reyes, Thomas, and the USS Rogue
went sent out to patrol known Chinese pirate routes after receiving word about the results of the Battle of Ty-ho Bay. Rogue
would see it's first taste of combat when they entered the Bohai Bay on October 12th, 1855 after an American vessel was sunk by the Oi Jia Pirates. As the approached the mouth of the Huang He River, they spotted three junks with armaments accompanied by a single lorcha. Rogue
set anchor two miles and Thomas sailed closer with its cutter for a closer look. When they were spotted by those onboard the junks, they began to immediately open fire while starting to move. Fortunately, the shots were not well aimed and Thomas managed to get the cutter in close-quarters and board one of the junks while they waited for Rogue
Onboard the Chinese junk, Thomas cut through the pirates alongside his men where they came face-to-face with its leader, Oi Jia. She proved to be ferocious in battle and fought them off long enough for her to abandon ship with the pirates' flag in hand and transfer to another. With Oi Jia making a retreat down the Huang He River, Rogue
closed in on the other vessels. Using the overtaken junk's cannons to further suppress the pirate, Thomas and Captain Reyes led through crew to victory without a single injury or casualty. However, they found a handful of Americans had integrated into the pirate crew and were questioned. With Oi Jia trapped within the Huang He River, for the time being, Rogue sent a despatch boat to Shanghai to report.
For the next three years, the USS Rogue
continued to have skirmishes with pirates and support allied forces during the Second Opium War. On November 18th, 1858, they docked and stationed at Shimoda, Shizuoka and Thomas met with Consul Townsend Harris and his translator, Henry Heusken. At this time, he was under review for his actions against the pirates during naval warfare and received his promotion to Lieutenant Commander. Using the resources available to him, Thomas began to study the Japanese language in order to assist production and communication between the Navy and the government. He also took the time to write to his family and catch up on things, letting them know all about his naval achievements. On June 2, 1859, Thomas was relocated to Port of Yokohama where he decided to purchase a lot of land in Kannai.