Tale of Yashima is a free online fantasy story or web serial. It is written by Tara A. Devlin, and is updated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each update is around 1000 words in length.
Synopsis: Tale of Yashima is loosely based on the Sengoku Era of Japan. The power of the shogunate has crashed and the daimyos of Yashima are fighting for the survival of their clans and control of the land. However, they’re not the only ones. Yashima is a land where both man and yokai co-exist, and not always peacefully. As the daimyos are busy with each other the yokai are also planning their next move. The Night Parade is coming, and not everyone is going to survive.
[Tale of Yashima] contains examples of:
- The Baroness: Wada Izue, the so-called Witch of Bijo.
- Named Weapons: The Raikiri, the sword the god Wakenaru discovered as a youth and used to defeat numerous yokai with.
- Samurai: Most of the main characters are samurai.