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Literature / Battle is an Art

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Recompense is essentially a way for me to entertain myself.

Recompense Shall Be Paid
Battle is an Art is a web serial by Thomas Loud that follows Herah, a human-dragon hybrid that can turn her art into reality and breath fire.

Battle is an Art focuses on a young Cendreux by the name of Herah, who is forced into an event called Recompense that is meant to be a twisted repayment to her Maker Norwe, a God-like entity that seeks to be entertained by watching over Recompense. To spice things up, the losers of Recompense get their universe destroyed while the winner(s) gets a wish from Norwe.

The serial began some time in February 2018, is still being written, and is currently in its first arc.

Spoiler Warning: A few tropes might get over key details in the story, you have been warned.

This series provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Herah shows herself to be extremely physically capable in her first chapter by resoundingly defeating and humiliating her teacher Rose.
  • Action Prologue: Most of the first chapter, Getting the Idea, is a fight scene between Herah and Rose.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first few lines of Battle is an Art, tell of Herah's five simple wants in life.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Herah fights a group of Oni, who destroyed her clothing in an explosion, then got into another fight in the same chapter with her teammate Alex.
  • Inconvenient Summons: Herah finds herself summoned to participate in Recompense as she was laying bed naked after having her pencil pal Jeffery erase them off.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank:Before her battle with Moon, Herah had her arm cut off. Her arm precedes to gush blood for the rest of the fight, even being described as a geyser at one point.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Herah and her mother are almost always cursing up a storm, Herah especially when hurt, which happens quite often.