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 physical 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 Summon: Herah finds herself summoned to participate in Recompense as she was laying bed, so she appeared in only her pants and a bra.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Herah and her mother are examples of this since curses seem to have been interwoven into their standard manner of speech.