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The Legend Of Dako Machi

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Dako Machi (Da-koh Ma-chee) was a twenty year old woman, who played a big roll in the Hokkodian revolution in the late 14th Century.

Many consider her to be the Joan d'Arc or Mulan of Hokkodo.

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Dako was live the typical 14th Century Hokkodian lifestyle, and, as many women her age, she was pushed to learn the ways

of beauty and how to run a good home. and all that she would have done until her country was pushed to the brink of war, with itself.

Our heroin was torn between two thing in the war. Her family or what she believed. Because her uncle Tao was a revolutionist General and her father was a Hokkodian Commander.

Tao was who she believed to be right.

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(Mite (Mee-te) and Kouga (Coo-ga) rice screens. Fun Fact: Mite was actually believed to be a young Samurai. And Kouga was not a Dragon, but a style of fighting.)

Through much pain Dako had decided to side with her uncle Tao.

Over the next seven years the war grew past what any would have believed or hoped.

Filled with lives taken by blade and arrow.

Families torn in half between ideas new and old.

Natural beauty ravaged by war.

Soon places of fun and theater, over run by war camps and outposts.

Children screaming!

Men shouting!

All was too much...

But the thing to turn all tides and causes Dako to be considered a legend!

The thing that happens in the midst of war and strife!

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(Dako's home. unfortunately not still standing today.)

Was one word.

During all panic of war!

a word.

During pain and treachery!

Just a word,

Spoken like fire

In the heat of battle after she had landed a crippling blow to Mite..

Something so persuasive, so cunning, she did not even believe....

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"No"

"What!"

"No!"

"You won't give up!"

"You can't give up!"

"You could be a hero!"

"You could save the people that love you!"

"So join me in taking back the land from those who ravage it, steal our hope, and who are oh so wrong in what they do!"

Mite, With all that was said, chose to side with Dako and the revolutionists.

Because he believed that she would be the only way to unite Hokkodo.

And these words not on any scroll, or set in any stone.

Are passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth alone.

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(A painting of Dako receiving a new record player from General Tao.)

Now with the Grand Tiger Mite and an all consuming confidence Dako and the revolutionists

were able propel them selves through to the palace and take the throne.

to once again bring peace and prosperity to Hokkodo.

(talk about speed ending)

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More Facts!

After the war Dako was 27!

She was also chosen Empress and reined for 33 years!

The latter 30 were considered to be the greatest in Hokkodian history

because of the technological advances in art and agriculture that were made.

I hope you enjoyed this little lesson in history!! Fun although very abridged. and hopefully not too cheesy.

ありがとう!

また来てください!

(Thanks and do come again!)

Replies!

Thanks everyone for the comments!

No this is not Skimbo in disguise.

But I take that as a huge compliment!



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Brilliant job! This is far better than anything I could ever dream of doing!

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Nice, but why do I always get 2 or more notifications when you post new entry? Don't worry I always check for new entrys!

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This was beautiful and one heck of a story, except, I agree with taliz81. The first record player was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. :P

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[quote name='ggamgus' timestamp='1335629359']
This was beautiful and one heck of a story, except, I agree with taliz81. The first record player was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. :P
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[quote name='taliz81' timestamp='1335602620']
Interesting! I didn't know there were any record players in 14th century Japan...
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Here is the clarification.

The photo in question was used by a Hokkodian company to sell there record players in the early to mid 19 hundreds.
The brand of record players was [b][u]Legend[/u][/b] brand. and there motto was.
Dako would use it. Why not you...

The company was later sued for misuse of historical figures.

Truth is. we all make mistakes. that was mine... >.< Sorry.

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[color=#8B4513][font=arial, sans-serif][size=6][center][background=rgb(245, 245, 245)]ありがとう[/background][/center][/size][/font][/color]
a-i-ga-to-e?
What does it mean?

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