Heroes of the Past

My childhood friend, Michi Ichizen, is a troublemaker and constant seeker of adventure. Thanks to him, I was dragged into a cascading chain of events, all because he wanted to be a hero. It involved petty feuds, weird people, ridiculous battles, and so many strange conversations. All I wanted was to finish my homework that night, damn it!

The title cover and the characters in the showcase were drawn by my friend, Kyle. You can find more of the art he's done for the story at:
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The title cover and the characters in the showcase were drawn by my friend, Kyle. You can find more of the art he's done for the story at:
https://www.instagram.com/lanterndragonworks/

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Chapter 1: Volume 1, Chapter 1: Spooky Happenings
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Chapter 2: Volume 1, Interlude A: And So It Begins
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Chapter 3: Volume 1, Chapter 2: A Potential Lead
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Chapter 4: Volume 1, Chapter 3: Brief Introductions
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Chapter 5: Volume 1, Interlude B: Preparations
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Chapter 6: Volume 1, Chapter 4-1: A Bad Feeling
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Chapter 7: Volume 1, Chapter 4-2: Their High School
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Chapter 8: Volume 1, Chapter 5-1: A Gracious Host
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Chapter 9: Volume 1, Chapter 5-2: Awakening
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Chapter 10: Volume 2, Prelude: Recovery
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Chapter 11: Volume 2, Chapter 1-1: Other Heroes?
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Chapter 12: Volume 2, Chapter 1-2: The Plan Moving Forward
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Chapter 13: Volume 2, Chapter 1-3: The Feline And False Archer
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Chapter 14: Volume 2, Chapter 2-1: Preparing For Math Finals
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Chapter 15: Volume 2, Chapter 2-2: Preparing For Math Finals II
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Chapter 16: Volume 2, Chapter 2-3: A Party Invite
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Chapter 17: Volume 2, Chapter 2-4: The Underground Training Center
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Chapter 18: Volume 2, Chapter 2-5: Exhibition Battle Feat. Ichaival
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Chapter 19: Volume 2, Chapter 3-1: Bookstore Encounter
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Chapter 20: Volume 2, Chapter 3-2: Ichizen’s Room
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Chapter 21: Volume 2, Chapter 3-3: Abbreviated Introduction To Heroes
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Chapter 22: Volume 2, Chapter 4-1: Felicity’s Ridiculous House
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Chapter 23: Volume 2, Chapter 4-2: Of Course There’s A Bar In Her House
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Chapter 24: Volume 2, Chapter 4-3: Epic Game Of Pong
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Chapter 25: Volume 2, Chapter 4-4: One Glass After Another
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Chapter 26: Volume 2, Chapter 5-1: Felicity Goes Crazy
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Chapter 27: Volume 2, Chapter 5-2: I Don’t Understand These People
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Chapter 28: Volume 2, Chapter 5-3: The Day After
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Chapter 29: Volume 2, Chapter 6-1: Severed Ties
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Chapter 30: Volume 2, Chapter 6-2: Unrelenting Rage
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Chapter 31: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Conversing With Friends
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Chapter 32: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Flaming Shock
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Chapter 33: Volume 2, Chapter 9: An Icy Battle
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Chapter 34: Volume 2, Chapter 10-1: Catching Up With Chihiro
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Chapter 35: Volume 2, Chapter 10-2: Unexpected Similarities
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Chapter 36: Volume 2, Chapter 11: Starting Point
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Chapter 37: Volume 2, Chapter 12: The Grimoire’s Special Power
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Chapter 38: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Getting To The Fight
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Chapter 39: Volume 2, Interlude A: Their Training
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Chapter 40: Volume 2, Chapter 14-1: Research Couple V. Zhuyu And Ichaival
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Chapter 41: Volume 2, Chapter 14-2: Checkup
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Chapter 42: Volume 2, Interlude B: Third Party Interference
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Chapter 43: Volume 2, Chapter 15-1: Apologize To The Sandwich
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Chapter 44: Volume 2, Chapter 15-2: Back To Normalcy
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Chapter 45: Volume 2, Interlude C: “Potential” Scouting
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Chapter 46: Volume 2, Chapter 16-1: Hack And Slash
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Chapter 47: Volume 2, Chapter 16-2: Umbrella Virus
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Chapter 48: Volume 4, Chapter 16-3: B Button Special
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Chapter 49: Volume 2, Interlude D: Test Battle
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Chapter 50: Volume 2, Chapter 17-1: An Unexpected Visit
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Chapter 51: Volume 2, Chapter 17-2: Graceful And Skillful
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Chapter 52: Volume 2, Postlude: Crossroads Special Investigations Unit
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Chapter 53: Volume 3, Prelude: The Next Step
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Chapter 54: Volume 3, Chapter 1: The Start of An Adventure
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Chapter 55: Volume 3, Chapter 2: Into The Wilderness
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Chapter 56: Volume 3, Chapter 3: Underground Passage
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Chapter 57: Volume 3, Chapter 4: A Magical Clash
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Chapter 58: Volume 3, Chapter 5: Sword Training
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Chapter 59: Volume 3, Chapter 6: The First Boss
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Chapter 60: Volume 3, Interlude A: Their Next Steps
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Chapter 61: Volume 3, Chapter 7: Buying Those Pesky Textbooks
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Chapter 62: Volume 3, Chapter 8: Archery Practice
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Chapter 63: Volume 3, Chapter 9: Battle of Archers
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Chapter 64: Volume 3, Chapter 10: Someone New
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Chapter 65: Volume 3, Chapter 11: Slight Change Of Plans
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Chapter 66: Volume 3, Chapter 12: The Hot Desert
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Chapter 67: Volume 3, Chapter 13: Of Course We Can't Leave Peacefully
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Chapter 68: Volume 3, Chapter 14-1: Shady Recruiting
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Chapter 69: Volume 3, Chapter 14-2: Math Help Again
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Chapter 70: Volume 3, Chapter 15: An Expensive Treat
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Chapter 71: Volume 3, Chapter 16: Reinforcements
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Chapter 72: Volume 3, Chapter 17: Student Lounge Conversations
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Chapter 73: Volume 3, Chapter 18: Doppelgangers
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Chapter 74: Volume 3, Chapter 19: Kisai's Lessons
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Chapter 75: Volume 3, Interlude B: Restaurant Fight Aftermath
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Chapter 76: Volume 3, Chapter 20: Clash Of The Best
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Chapter 77: Volume 3, Chapter 21: Felicity's Curiosity
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Chapter 78: Volume 3, Chapter 22: Broken Magic Flow
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Chapter 79: Volume 3, Chapter 23: Kuan Joins The Party
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Chapter 80: Volume 3, Chapter 24: Third Party Interference
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Chapter 81: Volume 3, Postlude: Where It All Began
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Chapter 82: Volume 4, Prelude: Her Arrival
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Chapter 83: Volume 4, Chapter 1: Sica’s Jessica Staccato
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Chapter 84: Volume 4, Chapter 2: A Hysterical Opponent
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Chapter 85: Volume 4, Chapter 3: Down Time
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Chapter 86: Volume 4, Chapter 4: The Crossroads
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Chapter 87: Volume 4, Chapter 5: Showdown With A Ram?
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Chapter 88: Volume 4, Chapter 6-1: Winter Quarter Midterm II
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Chapter 89: Volume 4, Chapter 6-2: Winter Quarter Midterm II
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Chapter 90: Volume 4, Interlude A: Big Plans
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Chapter 91: Volume 4, Chapter 7: An Unexpected Hero
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Chapter 92: Volume 4, Chapter 8-1: Mantan Connection
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Chapter 93: Volume 4, Chapter 8-2: Mantan Connection
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Chapter 94: Volume 4, Interlude B: Nefarious Plans
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Chapter 95: Volume 4, Chapter 9: What Finals?
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Chapter 96: Volume 4, Interlude C: Getting A Lead
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Chapter 97: Volume 4, Chapter 10: Winter Quarter 2016 Finals Week
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Chapter 98: Volume 4, Chapter 11: Winter Quarter 2016 Finals Wind Down
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Chapter 99: Volume 4, Interlude D: Things To Come
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Chapter 100: Volume 4, Chapter 12: Orientation
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Chapter 101: Volume 4, Chapter 13: Orientation Aftermath
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Chapter 102: Volume 4, Chapter 14: Battles of the Past I feat. Ichaival, Jen, Tess, and Kyoi
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Chapter 103: Volume 4, Chapter 15: Battles of the Past II feat. Shui and Xi
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Chapter 104: Volume 4, Chapter 16: The Sister (I)
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Chapter 105: Volume 4, Chapter 17: The Sister (II)
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Chapter 106: Volume 4, Interlude E: Impromptu Training
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Chapter 107: Volume 4, Chapter 18: Ichaival v. Bartholomew Round 2
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Chapter 108: Volume 4, Chapter 19: KO
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Chapter 109: Volume 4, Chapter 20: A Fresh Start and Familiar Faces
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Chapter 110: Volume 4, Chapter 21: High School Cooking Club (Pilot I)
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Chapter 111: Volume 4, Chapter 22: High School Cooking Club (Pilot II)
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Chapter 112: Volume 4, Chapter 23: I’m a Cooking Genius?
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Chapter 113: Volume 4, Chapter 24: Cooking Competition Logistics
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Chapter 114: Volume 4, Chapter 25: Long's Kindness
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Chapter 115: Volume 4, Postlude: Good Progress
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Chapter 116: Volume 5, Chapter 1: Make a Decision
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Chapter 117: Volume 5, Chapter 2: New Teams
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Chapter 118: Volume 5, Chapter 3: It's the Beach!
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Chapter 119: Volume 5, Chapter 4: Tea Break
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Chapter 120: Volume 5, Chapter 5: Consecutive Mind Dives
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Chapter 121: Volume 5, Chapter 6: Last Minute Visit
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Chapter 122: Volume 5, Chapter 7: Morning Preparations
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Chapter 123: Volume 5, Chapter 8: Jump the Time (I)
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Chapter 124: Volume 5, Chapter 9: Jump the Time (II)
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Chapter 125: Volume 5, Chapter 10: Jump the Time (III)
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Chapter 126: Volume 5, Interlude: A Look Into Their Lives
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Chapter 127: Volume 5, Chapter 11: Jump The Time (IV)
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Chapter 128: Volume 5, Chapter 12: Jump The Time (V)
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Chapter 129: Volume 5, Interlude B: An Uncertain Future
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Chapter 130: Volume 5, Chapter 13: A Decisive Showdown (I)
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Chapter 131: Volume 5, Chapter 14: A Decisive Showdown (II)
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Chapter 132: Volume 5, Interlude C: An Underground Battle
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Chapter 133: Volume 5, Chapter 15: An Interesting Start to Spring Quarter
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Chapter 134: Volume 5, Chapter 16: A Slithery Fight
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Chapter 135: Volume 5, Interlude D: Visitors in the Snow
Author
GenreActionAdventureFantasySlice of Life
UpdatedMay 24, 2022
Chapters135
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count290,317
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