OOC 2.   Posted by Kaze no Kage.Group: 0
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 604 posts
Tue 3 Nov 2009
at 03:07
Re: OOC 2
Hey all,

We've reached the end of events for the day, does anyone have any last minute things they want to accomplish?  What do people want to start on the next day?
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 80 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Tue 3 Nov 2009
at 03:22
Re: OOC 2
I'm good.
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 441 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Tue 3 Nov 2009
at 03:23
Re: OOC 2
Well, that kinda depends on what Sakura finds out from the garrison and if her little speech works ...
Kedo
 player, 297 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Tue 3 Nov 2009
at 03:29
Re: OOC 2

 Well, I for one would like to see Sakuras reaction to finding out just why our Daidoji friend went a-wandering... If only so's I know why I'm getting fireballed later on. ^_^

 For my own part, my vague hope of going to see a smith has been mildly derailed by my being recruited to form part of a pack of bold youngsters who look set to cause all kinds of trouble, but since I'd likely have trouble talking to Crane smiths until I have a bit of reputation under my belt anyway, that's likely no bad thing.

 I'll probably hope to start off with a chance to visit my new friends dad though - ex-crab smiths working in crane cities are bound to know something about steel and might just be more sympathetic to a student than most.
Miya Momoko
 player, 17 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Tue 3 Nov 2009
at 08:19
Re: OOC 2
I'm ready to begin a new day :)
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 605 posts
Wed 4 Nov 2009
at 04:28
Re: OOC 2
Those of you who are ready to move on (except for Kedo, since he's got an appointment with a man regarding steel ^_^) tell me where you'd like to start out and where you'd like to go (you may not end up there--as Kedo and Sakura can tell you) but then I'll have an idea about how to get you where we're going ^_^
Miya Momoko
 player, 18 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Wed 4 Nov 2009
at 08:42
Re: OOC 2
Am i goiung to be some sort of voice of the Imoperial families or something???  I dunno where, but im sure Momoko has more of an idea :)
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 443 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 01:12
Re: OOC 2
Depending on the answer from the Commander, Sakura needs to look over the new scrolls ... and some plotting.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 81 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 01:13
Re: OOC 2
*bows*

Well, assuming that it's alright with Miya-Sama, Shinobu-Chan and myself would like to escort her to visit the Crane tomorrow. That should give both of us enough time to prepare ...
Miya Momoko
 player, 19 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 08:06
Re: OOC 2
prepare????

Oh dear...
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 1 post
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 08:45
Re: OOC 2
Hello there.
I've adopted Daidoji Kumi, with a few changes, it must be said. I look forward to contributing to the general mayhem!
Miya Momoko
 player, 20 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 08:49
Re: OOC 2
Welcome Kumi - im a nube to the game myself :)
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 2 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 09:35
Re: OOC 2
good to meet you Miya-san.
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 3 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 09:39
Re: OOC 2
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg #10):

Kumi will pretty much be wherever Sakura is come morning.
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 444 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Thu 5 Nov 2009
at 14:04
Re: OOC 2
Welcome!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 611 posts
Sun 8 Nov 2009
at 08:20
Re: OOC 2
xp tomorrow sometime
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 5 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 08:16
Re: OOC 2
*poke*
Did this game die suddenly, or something?
Kedo
 player, 299 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 11:58
Re: OOC 2

 I hope not, but I think The Boss is having RL issues - he's been pretty reliable all these years though, so I'm sticking around to wait for 'im. ^_^
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 614 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 18:45
Re: OOC 2
sorry about the silence guys :-( I've been meaning to post, but the trimester just ended and I had parent teacher conferences and progress reports to get done :-( I just haven't had much time
Miya Momoko
 player, 22 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 20:44
Re: OOC 2
no problem - just been letting my words hang out, lol
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 6 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 21:10
Re: OOC 2
good to hear that you've not forgotten us.
Sorry for the lack of faith.
Miya Momoko
 player, 24 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Sat 21 Nov 2009
at 23:40
Re: OOC 2
Daidoji  Kumi... how mean :(

lol
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 8 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Sun 22 Nov 2009
at 16:12
Re: OOC 2
Well, she is heartless. And war is considered Glorious in Rokugan. And if the heimin and the hinin disagree, well, by the celestial hierarchy they don't even count as real people, so who cares?

Life is cheap in Rokugan, since so long as you behave appropriately to your station you'll just be reincarnated anyway. The cycle of rebirth is only ended if you do something so terrible you end up in Jigoku, or something so great that you wind up in Yomi.

Disputes are commonly settled by fighting, with victory being interpreted as bestowing the mandate of Tengoku. The extension of this into war is what makes the Crane so formidable in combat are the duelists who challenge the leaders of enemy units, winning easily, thus neutralising the whole unit, who have been shown that the Heavens support the Crane.

Perversely, Momoku's desire for peace, while a fine example of Jin (compassion), could readily be interpreted as a fear of death (and thus insufficient Yu, courage), and indeed has by Kumi, who has little interest in Jin. Worse yet, it might be interpreted as a lack of faith in the teachings of the Kakita school, a grave insult to the school that has been so gracious as to train an outsider. Kumi is pretty much expecting the other Kakita duelists to challenge Momoku, and if they don't she might do so herself (probably suicidal, considering Kumi is a soldier, not a duelist), or at the very least consider them as dishonourable as Momoku herself.
Miya Momoko
 player, 26 posts
 Crane Hostage
 Kakita Trained...
Sun 22 Nov 2009
at 16:19
Re: OOC 2
ahhhh

correct - save for the fact that she is a Miya, part of a family dedicated to peace.  They are bloodless, and popular, and hold a small amount of sway.  Had Momoko been an Otomo, things might be different, but as a Miya, and with her ancestors watching her, she feels she has to endevour to save lives.

I refer you to the second paragraph on p71 detailing the Miya family... where the principles of mercy and peace hold more sway than the other tenets of bushido.

But I do like it when you make those posts - you make her seem almost angelic! lol
Daidoji Kumi
 player, 9 posts
 Daidoji Sakura's yojimbo
 Who do I need to kill?
Sun 22 Nov 2009
at 18:07
Re: OOC 2
I quite understand where Momoko is coming from. But Kumi is a Daidoji, and a particularly merciless one at that. So far as she is concerned Jin is the least worthy of the tenets of Bushido, and so far as she has any interest in Bushido at all, Chugo trumps all others.
My OOC posts have been from that point of view. I hope I haven't caused any offence.