OOC 3.   Posted by Kaze no Kage.Group: 0
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1403 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 05:26
OOC 3
Because apparently the last one was getting full
Kedo
 player, 644 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 11:23
OOC 3

 And hopefully, so will this one, good to hear from you, boss!
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 63 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 13:15
OOC 3
The menagerie that is Shoji - charter, pets and yojimbo alike - are here and eager!
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 694 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 14:04
OOC 3
Present, present, and present!
Asahina Byako
 player, 89 posts
 Crane diplomat
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 21:55
OOC 3
Camping this week, but almost done; so mostly here. Good to see you back!
Isawa Shema
 player, 22 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Sat 9 Jul 2016
at 00:17
OOC 3
Shiba/Isawa contingent is here.
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 695 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 20:32
OOC 3
I believe Sakura and Kenshin are on their own for now. Separately of course....
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1407 posts
Sat 6 Aug 2016
at 03:37
OOC 3
for Kedo:
https://www.facebook.com/Kendo...os/1174579202595049/
Kedo
 player, 646 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sat 6 Aug 2016
at 04:18
OOC 3

 Very cool - notice the amount of work needed to turn crappy iron sand into usable metal and how many different specialists were involved at different stages of the process. I strongly suspect that I wouldn't have been able to manage the sharpening-over-water bit without losing fingers, even assuming I'd gotten that far with eyebrows remaining. ^_^
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1408 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 00:54
OOC 3
Oh hey, it's that time again! Our Christmas Trivia Quiz, a little late this year because 2016 has been terrible. But Star Wars themed in honor of Rogue One. Spoiler free (of course) because I don't want to ruin anyone's enjoyment of the movie (but also because I have not seen it yet).

Awards are as follows:
One correct answer = 1xp
Two correct answers = 3xp
(partial answers will be given partial credit)

I've eliminated the spoiler rewards because no one ever wants them ^_^

1) Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso, had a very versatile acting career prior to Rogue One. Name three dead novelists associated with parts she has played in the past and what her roles were.

2) the Darth Vader breathing sound is a practical effect. How was it achieved?

3) Mon Mothma is best known for saying, "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." What was that information and how accurate was it?

4) Both Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin had lives prior to the Death Star. Under what circumstances and on what planet did they meet?

5) Which character has appeared in exactly seven (no more and no fewer) Star Wars films shown in theaters? (not counting Rogue One, of course)

6) Including the now non-canon EU novels, how many origin stories are there for the Death Star and when were they introduced?

7) Which character, originally created for the SW EU was recently confirmed as canon, what canon work includes him, and what were his (non-canon) last words?

8) Under what circumstances was the name Antilles first mentioned (from a real world perspective)?

9) In what other Sci-fi franchise film does a character from SW make a cameo appearance?

10) During the Death Star run, Luke Skywalker's call sign is most famously Red 5. But different adaptations give him different call signs. What other call signs does he have and where can you find them?

Final answers will not be accepted after January 20.
Asahina Byako
 player, 92 posts
 Crane diplomat
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 21:23
OOC 3
Answers
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 696 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 03:56
OOC 3
For all three of us. Because I'm feeling lazy. ;p

Lot of dead playwrights on that list ...
Kedo
 player, 647 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 07:14
OOC 3

 Here too...
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 65 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Thu 19 Jan 2017
at 19:35
OOC 3
Perfect score!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1409 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2017
at 04:03
OOC 3
These are the answers that I had in mind when I wrote the questions, but if you have a correct answer that is not one that I had in mind, you still get credit. I know thatís how things have been before, but it never hurts to say so again.

Iíll have awards up tomorrow after reviewing peopleís answers.

1) Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso, had a very versatile acting career prior to Rogue One. Name three dead novelists associated with parts she has played in the past and what her roles were.

Author: Agatha Christie, Jones played Robina Redmond in the Doctor Who episode the Unicorn and the Wasp
Author: Charles Dickens, Jones played Nelly in the Charles Dickens biopic The Invisible Woman
Author: Jane Austen, Jones played Catherine Moreland in the 2007 adaptation of Northanger Abbey

2) the Darth Vader breathing sound is a practical effect. How was it achieved?

Scuba mask

3) Mon Mothma is best known for saying, "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." What was that information and how accurate was it?

The Emperor himself would be visiting the second Death Star. While accurate, it was a trap.

4) Both Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin had lives prior to the Death Star. Under what circumstances and on what planet did they meet?

Then Captain Tarkin was captured and taken by the separatist forces to the planet of Lola Sayu where Anakin was sent to rescue him.

5) Which character has appeared in exactly seven (no more and no fewer) Star Wars films shown in theaters? (not counting Rogue One, of course)

Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker appeared in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi

6) Including the now non-canon EU novels, how many origin stories are there for the Death Star and when were they introduced?

Four: Death Star (novel), Attack of the Clones (film), Jedi Search (novel), Rogue One (film)

7) Which character, originally created for the SW EU was recently confirmed as canon, what canon work includes him, and what were his (non-canon) last words?

Grand Admiral Thrawn, Star Wars Rebels, ďbut it was so...artfully done.Ē

8) Under what circumstances was the name Antilles first mentioned (from a real world perspective)?

Captain Antilles was the captain of Princess Leiaís blockade runner.

9) In what other Sci-fi franchise film does a character from SW make a cameo appearance?

R2-D2 makes a cameo appearance in Star Trek (2009)

10) During the Death Star run, Luke Skywalker's call sign is most famously Red 5. But different adaptations give him different call signs. What other call signs does he have and where can you find them?

In the novelization, Lukeís call sign is Blue 5
In the Star Wars Storybook, Lukeís call sign is Gold 5
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 697 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Tue 14 Mar 2017
at 15:36
OOC 3
Hey boss, about the XP: I'm seeing two sets. Do I get both, or just one of them? The first seems a bit high, but I'll take it! ;p
Asahina Byako
 player, 93 posts
 Crane diplomat
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 21:12
OOC 3
Looks around... "Anyone out there?" ;)
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 698 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 21:25
OOC 3
*Looks around*

The Nothing swallowed them?
Asahina Byako
 player, 94 posts
 Crane diplomat
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 21:32
OOC 3
Perhaps... only us spirits left, I guess?
Kedo
 player, 648 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 23:14
OOC 3

 Hmmm, maybe the princess needs a new name?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1411 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 13:06
OOC 3
Yup, got eaten by the Nothing. More seriously, I have two days before summer (still a teacher, and the end of year is ... busy) and my spouse is headed in for surgery (not an emergency, relatively routine). I'm still alive though, just...exhaused.
Asahina Byako
 player, 95 posts
 Crane diplomat
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 15:53
OOC 3
Ah, sweet! Still alive. :) You must not have gotten hit with as much snow as we did; my kid is still in school (nominally, if not mentally) until the 14th. :D
Kedo
 player, 649 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 15:53
OOC 3

 But you are here, and much loved for it!  When you can boss, when you can. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 1 post
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:57
OOC 3
Hello Mina-san, I am the new kid on the block.

Please treat me well.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1413 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 01:43
OOC 3
Yay! Feel free to introduce yourself in:

link to a message in this game

since you're a Dragon and that's where the Dragon are (unless you've decided you're going somewhere else ^_^)
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 2 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:24
OOC 3
I do wonder if she is truly welcome in the Dragon camp, considering some of her past.  But what the heck.  I don't see another suitable place for her to be, ne?
Daidoji Kasumi
 player, 87 posts
 Beautiful and Deadly
 Twin of Daidoji Sakura
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 02:35
OOC 3
Please pardon the delay -- Have to remember what the big plan was ... *lol*
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1415 posts
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 04:39
OOC 3
sorry!
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 67 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 19:06
OOC 3
"Beholder"?

Or

"Bee-holder"?

I'm a dork.

quote:
Please pardon the delay -- Have to remember what the big plan was ... *lol*

Hah.  Shame on you for having a plan!  Things are much easier when you don't plan.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 19:07, Mon 17 July 2017.

Daidoji Kasumi
 player, 88 posts
 Beautiful and Deadly
 Twin of Daidoji Sakura
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 19:09
OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 28):

That was not a complaint about the timing, sorry. I have three possible "plots" (none are particularly bad) and I can't remember which one(s) I was up to ... *lol*
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 5 posts
 Shugenja
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 23:35
Re: OOC 3
Kitsune Shoji:
"Beholder"?

Or

"Bee-holder"?

I'm a dork.


I actually wrote that pun in originally, then thought better of it!
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 699 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 22:29
Re: OOC 3
FINALLY REMEMBERED WHAT I"M UP TO!!!

Sorry for the shouting ... *lol*
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1416 posts
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 05:45
Re: OOC 3
Kitsune Shoji:
quote:
Please pardon the delay -- Have to remember what the big plan was ... *lol*

Hah.  Shame on you for having a plan!  Things are much easier when you don't plan.

That is *not* how you usually do things ^_^
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 69 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 20:17
Re: OOC 3
Kaze no Kage:
Kitsune Shoji:
quote:
Please pardon the delay -- Have to remember what the big plan was ... *lol*

Hah.  Shame on you for having a plan!  Things are much easier when you don't plan.

That is *not* how you usually do things ^_^


No, not usually.  I'm generally incapable of not thinking three steps ahead, and then wondering why I overlook details on steps one and two.  I should follow my own advice!
Moto Dayu
 player, 1 post
 Unicorn Samurai
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 04:36
Re: OOC 3
Hello, new player joining the game.  Say hello to Moto Dayu of the Unicorn.  I noticed a tremendous lack of horses in the game and so decided to fix that.   On a more serious note, it has been a while since I last played L5R and I am glad to get a chance back in it.  Though I am going to have to remind myself that this is back at the beginning of Toturi I as I really started during the time of Toturi III.

Please feel free to join Dayu for some steak and kumis!
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 15 posts
 Shugenja
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 13:19
Re: OOC 3
I have had time issues myself!

Welcome, I play sad, bashful.. no hold on, I play an Agasha Shugenja.

I have been playing in the land of 4th Ed for some time myself, and in parts forward of 1170 (Iweko I, Light of Heaven, the Dragon Emperor) so I am having adjustment issues as well.
Kedo
 player, 654 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 16:02
Re: OOC 3

 While I'm still mentally caught at the end of the thousand years of peace before ask the bloody stupid monster of the week tournament stuff.

 Welcome aboard!
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 71 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 16:48
Re: OOC 3
Welcome!

I know nothing - at least nothing that has to do with the meta-arcs.  I just try to focus on the characters in the game.

That being said, that's a challenge too since about 4000 posts of the game happened before I joined.  So when in doubt I just credit Kedo with being awesome and move on. ;)
Kedo
 player, 655 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 16:50
Re: OOC 3

 I would say that this is unsupported idolatry until I look back at what the die roller has done to me. As an Englishman, this makes me deeply uncomfortable. ^_^
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 72 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 16:54
Re: OOC 3
Recognized!  Which, as an American sadist (well, maybe not really) is why I continue to tease.

And 'cause you have your own Ikoma historian that supports my theories... not-so-fakenews.  ^_^
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 76 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 21:47
Re: OOC 3
Ack.  I'm out of it... missing PMs, posting in the wrong location, sheesh.  Someone needs to go through RPOL training.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1425 posts
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 22:29
Re: OOC 3
You didn't miss the PM, I misspelled Kitsune, so you couldn't see it. That's all me.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 77 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 22:41
Re: OOC 3
I made edits to the moved post.  Hopefully its still coherent!

Timeline... when is the next contest?  Is it one contest per day?  Or a morning/afternoon thing?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1426 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 00:26
Re: OOC 3
Ummm, it's supposed to be 3 contests per day, but time got a little skewed because I'm a flake. Also, I did a poor job of representing the time. So...maybe two events per day? Assuming y'all don't cram more awesomeness in between events?
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 700 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 00:50
Re: OOC 3
Eh.

Kenshin is in all of them, but isn't doing much between events; Kasumi is in one of them, but will probably bow out after (if) she faces Kedo (since that is her only reason for entering); and Sakura is in none of them (but will freak when she finds out Kasumi has entered even one of them ....

Until the Void Mage and/or "special character(s)" run into the twins ... I don't think it really matters to me.

(Cue Bohemian Rhapsody ...).
Kedo
 player, 658 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 03:01
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 44):

 One morning, one afternoon works... Since I have long since lost track of many of the things that are going on and only remembered I was supposed to manipulate things for the Dragonfly like, two posts ago. ^_^
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1427 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:26
Re: OOC 3
If it makes you feel better, I didn't remember you were supposed to manipulate things for the Tonbo until you mentioned it just now XD
Kedo
 player, 659 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 07:34
Re: OOC 3

 That's why I did up the Commonplace Book of Yasuki Rin for the other game, just so I had a small chance of keeping track. I might need to do one here too. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 20 posts
 Shugenja
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 13:08
Re: OOC 3
A good idea for many games.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1429 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 02:13
Re: OOC 3
So if anyone wants a private journal thread, let me know. It can be public if you want too.
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 21 posts
 Shugenja
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 12:07
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 50):

Sounds fun to me, and public is fine.
Asahina Byako
 player, 110 posts
 Crane diplomat
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 15:45
Re: OOC 3
Updated my previous post (making introductions), because I wasn't paying close enough attention to names and got mixed up. :P

Same spirit, though.
Kedo
 player, 660 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 18:06
Re: OOC 3

 I think I'm waiting on my Ikoma companion... But the tangle of names isn't easy for me to resolve. Smaller tangles, might be in order. I only came by the dragon camp to scheme indecently and suddenly everyone and their dog (well, fox) is here! ^_^
Asahina Byako
 player, 111 posts
 Crane diplomat
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 18:31
Re: OOC 3
Well, you brought me there; you said it'd be a great place for me to learn about theology/philosophy!

Now I'm staying for the goat. :)
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 22 posts
 Shugenja
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 01:15
Re: OOC 3
Sorry!

Am Dragon!
Kedo
 player, 661 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 15:58
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Asahina Byako (msg # 54):

 Well can you think of a clan more likely to forget what they're doing in the middle of a sentence to argue theology than The Dragon? ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 23 posts
 Shugenja
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 20:15
Re: OOC 3
Kedo:
Well can you think of a clan more likely to forget what they're doing in the middle of a sentence to argue theology than The Dragon? ^_^


I don't know what you mean by that, is that not a normal thing to take a moment to ponder the kami and their influence in your everyday life?
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 701 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 22:10
Re: OOC 3
Kedo:
In reply to Asahina Byako (msg # 54):

 Well can you think of a clan more likely to forget what they're doing in the middle of a sentence to argue theology than The Dragon? ^_^


The Scorpion Clan -- when it fits their mission. ;p
Kedo
 player, 662 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 06:47
Re: OOC 3

 Actually boss, I'm pretty sure I'm waiting on the Kitsuki chap to reply before I get free of that conversation to handle the next one. Although there's so many people suddenly materialising in the Dragon Camp I'm not actually sure. ^_^
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 86 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 15:58
Re: OOC 3
Hmmmm.

So I don't *entirely* remember my goal for setting up the Fox dinner other than the fact that he had already invited Naomi and Kenshin and it just seemed fun and hospitable to add people.  Also, it seemed like a fun way for the champ of the Badger test *strutting* to give back.

A couple of quick timeline questions:
Where are we in time?  'Cause I forget.
And, is there another test yet today?
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 26 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 16:29
Re: OOC 3
Personally I am lost... I did a called for roll but PM'd it and I guess I got stuck in waiting for the reply since before Christmas...

I suppose my character is headed for Dragon dinner, and I don't know of any other threads for her.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 87 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 17:38
Re: OOC 3
Hah!  Its the Fox dinner, and you accepted.  I'm holding you to it! ^_^

Not sure if it helps, but you might have gotten the results in the last post - Kaze no Kage is sneaky in the use of "Secret to:" so you may have gotten different information in the post than what the rest of us got.

Crafty GM.
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 27 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 19:35
Re: OOC 3
Kitsune Shoji:
Hah!  Its the Fox dinner, and you accepted.  I'm holding you to it! ^_^

Not sure if it helps, but you might have gotten the results in the last post - Kaze no Kage is sneaky in the use of "Secret to:" so you may have gotten different information in the post than what the rest of us got.

Crafty GM.



No private messages to Ms Agasha =(

Fox.. argh.  Tree roots, dead mice and bark.
Are the Kitsune part of the Mantis yet in this timeline?  I know it happens roughly in this period.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 88 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 19:46
Re: OOC 3
quote:
No private messages to Ms Agasha =(


Just 'cause you didn't get a 'private' message doesn't mean you didn't get a 'secret' one. ^_^

"private to:" but "secret to:"... meaning you don't see that its marked out special for you.  Looks like regular text, but its possible only you can see it.  There is no way to tell who sees it.

/help/?t=help&page=post
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 29 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 19:49
Re: OOC 3
Ah.

Well I reposted, just in case, and added an investigation roll.  I realized my roll was not impressive so I might not have gotten anything.

And I finally posted the reply I have been holding.

I'd LOVE to get more involved with this game, somehow.

I have a pillow book thread, any good ideas what to do with it?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1445 posts
Thu 1 Feb 2018
at 03:48
Re: OOC 3
Ah! sorry! I'm terrible! I'll post it to you ASAP
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1447 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 01:28
Re: OOC 3
I ain't dead!
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 703 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 02:00
Re: OOC 3
Is this dinner thread the same one the Twins and Kenshin are going to? I think so, but ...
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1451 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 02:09
Re: OOC 3
nope, they have a different one ^_^ just posted
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 30 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 14:55
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 69):

Goodness... I shouldn't be posting to that Sakura one, yes?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1453 posts
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 03:35
Re: OOC 3
Nope ^_^ though if you want to continue posting in the Dragons thread, you can post there too

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:37, Wed 21 Mar 2018.

Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 80 posts
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 17:44
Re: OOC 3
Hmm, I forgot how interesting this character was, any chance I can slip back into the game?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1454 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 03:27
Re: OOC 3
why yes, yes you can ^_^ we're currently in the beginning of the Tournament of the Emperor's Favored (only the Test of the Badger has been done), do you have any thoughts on a point of entry?
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 81 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 15:00
Re: OOC 3
Well, Sumiko is quite diverse in her skill set so she could do quite well in the tournament?

This message was last edited by the player at 15:45, Thu 22 Mar 2018.

Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1456 posts
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 04:50
Re: OOC 3
Almost certainly ^_^ here are the tests, feel free to pick and choose which you want to enter.

Kaze no Kage:
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.

Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 82 posts
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 12:52
Re: OOC 3
Well, I would think that I should compete in all of them?  I am not awesome in everything but I am ok in a lot of things.

Is there a thread I should jump into?

This message was last edited by the player at 12:54, Fri 23 Mar 2018.

Agasha Masuyo
 player, 36 posts
 Shugenja
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 13:11
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Shosuro Sumiko (msg # 76):

I wonder if you could crash a dinner party?
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 356 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 16:18
Re: OOC 3
Sorry for not postingó Iím completely lost. I thought Kitsune-San invited us to dinner; I donít have the faintest idea what any of us should be doing right now...
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 89 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 22:03
Re: OOC 3
Sorry for not posting... working on that.

I just did some looking back, and I think this confusion might be my fault.  Sorry.

"Test of Badger", around msg 32 Shoji did invite Kenshin to dinner - but it was to have dinner with him, Doji Naomi and Doji Iwao.

Then, later I think I convoluted the details and it somehow became "Party at Shoji's!"

Anyway, blame this on me.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 91 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 02:22
Re: OOC 3
@sumiko
Welcome back!  Happy to have you join my thread.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 357 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 02:24
Re: OOC 3
I'm trying to remember ... were you (professionally) involved with Kenshin?
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 92 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 02:40
Re: OOC 3
I don't think so?

I think there only major recent interaction was that Kenshin was kind enough to give Shoji a public Iaijutsu lesson.  See "Volume 2, Interlude - Training". He was inviting Kenshin to dinner as a thank you, if I remember correctly.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 359 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 03:55
Re: OOC 3
Ah, sorry Shoji! I was actually asking Shosuro-San!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1457 posts
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 21:06
Re: OOC 3
I think the confusion with the dinners is my fault! I thought Sakura was taking Kenshin to an information gathering dinner with Iwao (who she causght making unpleasant faces at Kedo)
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 83 posts
Sun 25 Mar 2018
at 02:14
Re: OOC 3
I don't remember back far enough to recall any interactions I may have had with characters.  I will post in the dinner thread....:)
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 360 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Sun 25 Mar 2018
at 18:40
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 84):

Soooo .... should I move Kenshin to Shoji's dinner? Or leave him where he is?
Kedo
 player, 670 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Mon 26 Mar 2018
at 05:05
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Shosuro Sumiko (msg # 85):

 This is my recurring problem. ^_^
Kitsune Daichi
 player, 27 posts
 Duty.
 Family.
Mon 26 Mar 2018
at 22:54
Re: OOC 3
Oooh... stuff?!

Kaze no Kage:
Badger: A heavy weapon bearing the Badger mon, and unlimited access to training with the Ichiro sensei in all Badger dojo.


Does that mean there is an actual prize?  Does Daichi get a big, heavy hammer/stick?
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 86 posts
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 00:20
Re: OOC 3
So, um, I might be entirely wrong here but all samurai have the right to wear daisho don't they?  I know that many Shujenja choose not to because wearing a katana basically says that you know how to use it, but they still can?
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 40 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 01:22
Re: OOC 3
It was probably improper for her to speak of it.

OR... she might be full of crap.

OR... She's crazy

OR... to be honest, you aren't allowed to duel without your lord's permission.  She might simply be forbidden from Iajitsu dueling, or something like that, and is stretching it a bit to say she isn't allowed to wear a katana.. because if you do, that means you can be challenged to an Iajitsu duel, possibly.  Make sense?
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 87 posts
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 01:53
Re: OOC 3
Yep, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't mistaken in what I thought....lol
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 94 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 04:54
Re: OOC 3
Oops.  An edit.  I hadn't realized that Masuyo posted a few minutes before I did for Shoji.
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 91 posts
Fri 4 May 2018
at 00:47
Re: OOC 3
Dangit posted in the wrong thread....
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 49 posts
 Shugenja
Sun 27 May 2018
at 06:16
Re: OOC 3
5000 posts!
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 53 posts
 Shugenja
Thu 7 Jun 2018
at 14:43
Re: OOC 3
Sorry I took so long to reply.

I hope my post is enjoyable.  =)

Too bad none of the contests are Duel Arcane this time around.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1464 posts
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 04:17
Re: OOC 3
Please welcome Ikoma Shiro who is totally new to l5r, both the setting and the system
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 1 post
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 04:21
Re: OOC 3
Hello
Asahina Byako
 player, 122 posts
 Crane diplomat
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 15:20
Re: OOC 3
Welcome! Always good to  have some fresh mea new players! ;)
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 54 posts
 Shugenja
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 15:55
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Asahina Byako (msg # 98):

Welcome!
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 2 posts
Fri 13 Jul 2018
at 17:43
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Agasha Masuyo (msg # 99):

Thank you!
Daidoji Kasumi
 player, 102 posts
 Beautiful and Deadly
 Twin of Daidoji Sakura
Sat 14 Jul 2018
at 03:43
Re: OOC 3
Welcome from the three of us.
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 3 posts
Sat 14 Jul 2018
at 03:44
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Daidoji Kasumi (msg # 101):

Thanks
Kedo
 player, 678 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sat 14 Jul 2018
at 17:22
Re: OOC 3

 Indeed, greetings!

 Now we just need to give you things to be greeted into... Unfortunately, we've sort of stalled out at a dinner party wherein we've all said nice things but I don't think very much is going to happen and I'm not sure I remember what my agenda was - well, beyond getting a well-respected Lion into close proximity to some folks or other, who I don't entirely recall either. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 55 posts
 Shugenja
Sat 14 Jul 2018
at 23:44
Re: OOC 3
I made a decent sized post to the dinner party as last....

Was it bad?
Kedo
 player, 679 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 01:09
Re: OOC 3

 No, not at all! It was just rather heavy on magic and magical theory, which the significantly lower-status hitty-stick-man in grey has very little to do with or say about. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 56 posts
 Shugenja
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 01:55
Re: OOC 3
Applause is welcome?  =P

Do I need to continue something?
Kedo
 player, 680 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 02:00
Re: OOC 3

 I don't think so... Kedo just really isn't sure quite why he's here, beyond his having arranged for the Lion storyteller he was with to meet some people that I can't quite recall - his original agenda, or rather my agenda for him was to get to visit the Dragon Encampment and maybe fudge around the edges of actually increasing his school rank since he's gained a hell of a lot of experience since he started out... And then something happened and now we're all here and I'm not sure why either.

 What we need are some more ninjas, but the problem with the games is that that just ain't gonna happen. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 57 posts
 Shugenja
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 02:09
Re: OOC 3
I guess post such so we can get it moving again?

Not sure what happened, but I would love to get things going again.
Kedo
 player, 681 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 02:16
Re: OOC 3

 Believe it or not, I've gone to do so about a dozen times in the last month and every time I just don't have anything to say. Which as the GM'll likely observe, isn't common with me. ^_^
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 58 posts
 Shugenja
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 03:47
Re: OOC 3
Should I just remove the post then?

I can give an example of what I would post though:


Miyaki claps softly, politely.

"Not sure what I just saw, but it was interesting, thank you for your demonstration Agasha-san."

This message was last edited by the player at 03:49, Sun 15 July 2018.

Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1465 posts
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 04:13
Re: OOC 3
our family had a baby on June 12, so I've been a little brain dead, sorry. I'm working on it!
Kedo
 player, 682 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 04:19
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Agasha Masuyo (msg # 110):

 No, your post is great, I just... got nothin' that's all!

 And congratulations Kaze!
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 102 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 16 Jul 2018
at 22:37
Re: OOC 3
As far as the party you can blame me.  That was my ask - a chance to host!  The Tournament of the Emporer's Favored is something about trying to give the minor clans a chance to make friends - and I thought it might be a fine chance to get the PCs together and converse/plot on each other's side-plots, goals.

Also, I thought it a good chance to get a couple of drinks into Mr. Yuudai, and Shoji meant to invite the Dragonfly as well since well... they need something.  But I might have forgotten?

I'll make a stab at a post.
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 4 posts
Mon 16 Jul 2018
at 22:49
Re: OOC 3
I am out of town from Wednesday to Monday without internet.
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 59 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 01:11
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Ikoma Shiro (msg # 114):

I will be out of pocket Wed-Wed
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 95 posts
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 16:20
Re: OOC 3
So, um, are we moving to the competition?   LOL
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 62 posts
 Shugenja
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 16:45
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Shosuro Sumiko (msg # 116):

Love some RP =)
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 9 posts
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 17:06
Re: OOC 3
I'm here
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 706 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 17:10
Re: OOC 3
Here (x3) though, depending on the competition, thereís probably only one competing.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:10, Mon 22 Oct 2018.

Asahina Byako
 player, 123 posts
 Crane diplomat
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 19:17
Re: OOC 3
:) - Apparently a smiley face is not meaningful.
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 105 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 20:55
Re: OOC 3
I'm here too (x2).
Kedo
 player, 684 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 03:46
Re: OOC 3

 I never go far away.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1470 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 02:48
Re: OOC 3
I ain't dead! I may not be able to post tonight, since I have to catch up on posts, but I think I'll be able to get back into the swing of things this week (right in time for holiday travel days, but hopefully it'll all work out!)
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 63 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 03:55
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 123):

Groovy.
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 96 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 04:41
Re: OOC 3
Wewt!
Kedo
 player, 685 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 05:21
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 123):

 Wooooo!
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 10 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 05:23
Re: OOC 3
Whoo
Asahina Byako
 player, 124 posts
 Crane diplomat
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 16:29
Re: OOC 3
Me three... er glad to see that those necromantic rituals finally paid off!
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 106 posts
 No animal could ever
 be so cruel as man.
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 17:33
Re: OOC 3
Ready!
Daidoji Kasumi
 player, 103 posts
 Beautiful and Deadly
 Twin of Daidoji Sakura
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 04:20
Re: OOC 3
Watches silently from the shadows ...
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 11 posts
Tue 29 Jan 2019
at 23:04
Re: OOC 3
everyone here
Asahina Byako
 player, 125 posts
 Crane diplomat
Tue 29 Jan 2019
at 23:55
Re: OOC 3
Hai. Junbi ga dekite matte iru!
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 97 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 02:05
Re: OOC 3
*Munches noodles in the corner and nods*
Kedo
 player, 686 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 02:14
Re: OOC 3

 *Folds paper*
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 707 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 02:46
Re: OOC 3
*six thumbs up*
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 708 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 04:26
Re: OOC 3
I think the "delete limit" is six months, so ... *ping*. *grins*
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 64 posts
 Shugenja
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 04:57
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Daidoji Sakura (msg # 136):

Good work!
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 12 posts
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 15:37
Re: OOC 3
Hi
Kedo
 player, 687 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 02:27
Re: OOC 3

 Wavewavewave!
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 98 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 04:55
Re: OOC 3
Still here
Asahina Byako
 player, 126 posts
 Crane diplomat
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 16:54
Re: OOC 3
Yep, still here as well. :)
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 13 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 17:37
Re: OOC 3
Same
Isawa Shema
 player, 23 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 17:16
Re: OOC 3
I don't want to start into Maho if I don't have to, but if what we need is more necromancy, I may be able to figure something out.  Maybe in concert with the Cranes.
Asahina Byako
 player, 127 posts
 Crane diplomat
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 16:00
Re: OOC 3
Uh.... I'm not a shugenja, so I'll, uh, have to just sit out the Maho! ;)
Agasha Masuyo
 player, 65 posts
 Shugenja
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 16:20
Re: OOC 3
Isawa Shema:
I don't want to start into Maho if I don't have to, but if what we need is more necromancy, I may be able to figure something out.  Maybe in concert with the Cranes.


Ooooh we have some maho to.. er.. entertain?
Shosuro Sumiko
 player, 99 posts
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 16:55
Re: OOC 3
Oooo, activity, and nefarious activity at that!  *Scribbles notes down about said nefariousness* please, continue....lol
Isawa Shema
 player, 24 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 17:06
Re: OOC 3
Anyone PM'd or RMailed the storyteller?
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 709 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 19:49
Re: OOC 3
"Not I" said the little red hen ... and the other two as well.
Kedo
 player, 688 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 20:02
Re: OOC 3

 Nope.
Ikoma Shiro
 player, 14 posts
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 20:08
Re: OOC 3
I sent a PM earlier today