It's been hundreds of years since the technology started to rise in the Luminous Star Earth. The already powerful clans becomes more powerful, while the weak becomes weaker. It is inevitable as it is the rule of the world, the powerful are the nobles and the weakest are the commoners. But there are certain people that maintain the balance of both side, they are the STAR sect. The most powerful sect, they are the symbol fairness and justice.
The Star sect is divided into two palace: Star Justice and Star Peace.
The Star Justice palace requires youths that believes in justice, they shall seek for true evidence and rely their judgements purely on the evidence. They need to be strong in order to face brutal enemies, smart to find out the enemies scheme and courageous to face each unknown obstacles.
The Star peace palace maintains the order of the world, they seek for equality and equity. Fairness is what maintains the peace, balancing the power is what prevents war. The members must be fair, someone who is not biased to anyone and remains neutral no matter what ciscumstances can happens. Skilled
The members of the palace can only be recruited by passing a trial under the age of 25 but at least 15 years old. The already member of the sect can nominate their children. One member, one child if both of the parents are members they can only nominate 2 children at most.
There is a mystery happening every year on the trial. The youths with more potential or the one considered black horses, disappears on the thin air with no clues at all. It was first believed that they were murdered by the other participants due to jealousy, but it was soon changed when the disappearance happens every year on the same date and time.
Every 10 years, the Star sect organized an event in order to recruit from the nobles and commoners in the sect. It is a survival show aired whole over the world. Only people below 25 years old can participate. They need to pass certain trials in which will determine if they are qualified to enter the sect and be a member of it.
Riki's dream is to follow his beliefs that only justice can bring peace to the world, so in order to achieve his dream he participate on the survival to be part of the Star sect. As he was researching what are the tips in order to be chosen as a member when he was 12 he came across a thread on a forum which is entitled "Tips on how to be chosen as member of Star sect only for 30 gold coins". As an innocent child that time he actually paid and read through the thread.
The tips were:
-Be talented and practice a star martial art only for 100 gold coins, for personal consultation please go to the abandoned building behind the Star School Academy.
Riki at that time only thinks on how to attend the sect no matter what happens, 'It only cost 100 gold coins, my parents gives me about 10,000 gold coins per month so it is actually a bargain' he thought as he goes to the abandoned building.
As he walk through the building, he puts on his unplug headset. He believes that by putting it on no one will talk to him.
Suddenly the lights are turned on and a *boom* was heard together with a smoke effect at the center of the building.
"*Cough* *cough* Welcome dear costumer! What are you here for?" Said a weird man dress as a clown. "Oh, a new costumer and a child one. Young man, as long as you pay I can give you any information that you want." He took off his hat, acting like a gentleman he said "Payment, per favore"
Not minding all the effects, Riki took the 100 gold coins he already prepared before from his bag and put on the cap of the man.
"You are quite sensible young man. Now that you have paid, what do you want to know?" Ask the clown man.
"I want to know the tips on how to be a member of the Star sect." Riki said to the man.
"The Star sect I see." The clown man seems to have answered the questions for many times that he already memorize an answer for it. "They will have a survival show in 5 years. No one actually knows that the Star sect only allows does who practice a star martial art to participate the survival show. They share 10 Star martial arts in total through every means that they find, on the previous event they dare to actually put a star martial art on a comic book! 3 years from now, there is a preliminary where they cross out people who don't practice those martial arts." The man put on a sly smile on his face, "If you want to learn a star martial, I have on me Moonstar martial art. You just need to pay 1000 gold coins."
"Okay I buy it." Riki didn't even think twice when the man proposed to sell the martial art.
'A pampered brat' the clown man said to himself as he accept 1000 gold coins from Riki. "Okay, I will teach you for a month about Moonstar martial art. We will have about 3 session a week, I will not repeat a lesson as it will be in your hands if you are fated to learn the martial art or not. By the way, what's your name? You can call me Pier."
"My name is Riki." As soon as he introduced himself, he turn back and go outside the building.
"What a cold pampered boy." The clown suddenly disappeared on spot.
From then on Riki comes to the building every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He earnestly learn about the martial art, he even prepared notebook and ballpen as of attending a class. The once empty notebook was filled with notes and drawings about the martial art.
"Riki, I thought you were like those cool and cold people. But you are just an introvert person." After saying so, Mr. Pier laughed about it. This is the second week he is teaching Riki. "Teaching you this two weeks was quite a battle, you only talk unless I ask you something. Why do you talk so little, Riki?"
"If I need to talk, I talk. If not, I will not." Riki said as if stating a fact.
"I'm quite curious about this beliefs of yours that justice brings peace. Where did you learn it?" Mr. Pier ask to Riki.
"When I was a child I read a comic about a hero who wants to bring peace on his hometown." Riki briefly said.
"What kind of comic is that? I never thought you read something like that, don't you think that person is a lunatic? Look at our world, even if there is the Star sect maintaining the balance, there is no peace at all between commoners and nobles." Mr. Prier mockingly said. "Riki, I hope you realize that dream of yours."
"I will certainly achieve what I want to achieve, Mr. Pier."
"I already thought all about the Moonstar martial art, I thought I would need a whole month to do so but I never thought that you would achieve the apprentice stage in only about a week. You are the first one who I thought to achieve such things, as a reward I will share an information to you. 3 years from now on August 03, the preliminary start on this building. I expect many things on you Riki" Mr. Pier vanished from where he is leaving only a book in his place entitled 'Burning Star martial art'.
Riki picked up the book and left the building.
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