OOC 2.   Posted by Kaze no Kage.Group: 0
Kedo
 player, 587 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 18:40
Re: OOC 2

 Sounds simply ducky to me: plenty of shenanigans, room for Lesson to continue to generate headaches as it stays in view and gets finished... Plus a tournament!
Asahina Byako
 player, 46 posts
 Crane diplomat
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 20:02
Re: OOC 2
ohh, fallout from political snafus. People are bound to be upset!

ie. Yes, sounds great :)
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 313 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 21:23
Re: OOC 2
I loved Lesson! Ah, well ...

What Minor Clans exist and what are the prizes?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1300 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 23:51
Re: OOC 2
The Clans that will be participating and the prizes for their test are as follows:

Badger: A heavy weapon bearing the Badger mon, and unlimited access to training with the Ichiro sensei in all Badger dojo.

Centipede: An elaborate kimono created with the winnerís Clan and Family mon, and a satchel of scrolls for shugenja contestants.

Dragonfly: A private reading with shugenja sensei to divine the winnerís future.

Falcon: An assortment of ward ribbons used to protect the bearer from malicious spirits, an exquisite falcon-themed helmet, and an actual trained hunting falcon.

Fox: An advanced herbalism kit that provides 2 Free Raises to Medicine (Herbalism) skill Rolls and lasts twice as long as the normal item, and a scroll satchel of spells for shugenja winners.

Hare: A scribe to record the tale of the winnerís exploits in an epic play or book. When complete, the winner gains a number of Glory Points equal to the scribeís Storytelling Skill.

Mantis: A sizeable sum of koku, and papers allowing free passage throughout the seas of Rokugan on any Mantis vessel.

Monkey: A fine quality katana with the Monkey mon engraved into the hilt.

Sparrow: An exquisitely rendered copy of the Tao.

Tortoise: A number of legal gaijin trinkets, a small kobune, tortoise-shell armor (value equals 3 x normal price of armor).

Wasp: A Tsuruchi longbow.

Yes, the Falcon, Wasp, Centipede, and Mantis are no longer Minor Clans, but their elevation or absorption happened so recently that their identity as members of the Great Clans hasnít fully sunk in yet.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1304 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 22:53
Re: OOC 2
Posts are up for people who might need some coaxing to the Tournament or need the stakes they're playing for clarified.  I haven't posted anything for the Scorpion or Minor Clan players yet, since their stakes are pretty self explanatory--though I can amend that if you have questions.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 2 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 23:22
Re: OOC 2
Don't see any posts.  Is that intentional?

I noticed I only have access to 0.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1305 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 23:27
Re: OOC 2
Yup, I'm still working on a whole group intro post, but a few people need prologues to transition from Saving Toshi Ranbo to Minor Clan Tournament.
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 678 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 00:11
Re: OOC 2
I see the post, but since it wasn't me that agreed to that ... I'm not entirely sure what to do.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1306 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 00:51
Re: OOC 2
It's just informational--you don't have to justify it to Kuwanan, just inform him.  I just want to know how y'all perceive the various deals that came out of Volume 1--it's been a while, so it's also a refresher.
Otomo Hajime
 player, 102 posts
 Seppun Miharu/Magistrate
 Emerald Magistrate
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 04:49
Re: OOC 2
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 858):

It is possible for someone to enter only certain competitions/tests rather than having to compete in all of the tests?

Does one enter the Tournament as a "whole" or can one sign up for specific events?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1307 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 05:03
Re: OOC 2
Yes, each test is its own, self contained event.  I'm going to rule that you have to enter every test to win the whole thing, but nothing prevents you from just entering the ones you're interested in.
Otomo Hajime
 player, 104 posts
 Seppun Miharu/Magistrate
 Emerald Magistrate
Sat 14 Mar 2015
at 10:07
Re: OOC 2
Important Question... with the "erasure" of much of the recent IC activity... would Hajime know or have met any of the other PCs before the Tournament?

I believe Hajime met/encountered most if not all of the PCs during the recent IC activity (signing up for the Go Tournament, the ninja night attack on the Imperial Quarters, the questioning of the ninja prisoners, the meeting with the Crane Clan Champion)... all of which has now been "erased" I believe?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1312 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2015
at 14:32
Re: OOC 2
Correct, so Hajime would only know them by reputation
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 315 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Tue 17 Mar 2015
at 02:12
Re: OOC 2
Hard to remember all that. *lol* (Bayushi) Shinobu's pregnancy hasn't been announced yet, IIRC; Kenshin no longer has Lesson; and he's back to square one as far as being inducted into the Imperial Legions.

It's possible, however, for Hajime to know Shinobu (when she was Seppun Shinobu) or to have even met Kenshin (he hangs out with more than his fair-share of imperials). At the very least, who she is would be pretty obvious as she'll be the one wearing the Scorpion Kimono with the Seppun Shugenja School Mon on it.

There aren't a whole lot of those floating around ...
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1318 posts
Tue 17 Mar 2015
at 17:27
Re: OOC 2
Not quite square one, he did acquire a reputation in the battle ^_^
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1320 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 04:56
Re: OOC 2
Please welcome Isawa Shema to our group ^_^
Isawa Shema
 player, 1 post
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 05:00
Re: OOC 2
Hi, all.  I'm working on getting a sheet and picture picked out, and hope to be ready to play soon.
Asahina Byako
 player, 49 posts
 Crane diplomat
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 16:04
Re: OOC 2
Welcome
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 681 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 16:07
Re: OOC 2
Isawa ... aKA "my nemesis ". *lol*

Welcome!
Isawa Shema
 player, 2 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 16:38
Re: OOC 2
Oh, man.  I haven't even posted IC yet, and I've already got an enemy... courts are so rough.
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 682 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 16:44
Re: OOC 2
*lol*

No, not an enemy. Sakura & Kasumi have a secret, and some of those pesky Isawa are too close to the truth. That's only an issue if you're an Ishi, but what Isawa PC isn't an Ishi? *lol*
Isawa Shema
 player, 3 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 16:49
Re: OOC 2
It was actually very hard to pass up on the void spells, but I played a Phoenix Fire/Void specialized shugenja/craftsman in a several year long in-person campaign and wanted to do something entirely different from that.

So, I have a water Tensai, with no void spells, and Fire spells severely hampered.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 316 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Tue 24 Mar 2015
at 01:29
Re: OOC 2
So ... for the Grand Prize, does it have to be a specific Samurai or is it a Clan thing? Thinking about entering Kenshin in all of the competitions, in spite of the fact that his skill level for a huge chunk of them is Zero.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1325 posts
Tue 24 Mar 2015
at 01:35
Re: OOC 2
Well, if it works the same as other tournaments, it would be a specific samurai with the authority to appoint underlings
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 317 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 02:10
Re: OOC 2
So I apparently forgot to ask -- what are the skill tests (and relevant skills)?