In the service of the Omo.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 115 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 18:11
In the service of the Omo
Tanaka bids the visitors farewell,when Akira gathers his entourage.
"Peace."
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 850 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 21:50
In the service of the Omo
Chou-Zhen bows deeply to Akira Aku No as he leaves the Omo's audience, and follows the others out of the room.  His demeanor does not change from what it was, but he keeps his silence.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 720 posts
 Spellsword
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 09:27
In the service of the Omo
Ales bows a respectable, if perfunctory depth, as  Akira passes by. Otherwise, he quietly begins to chant. Once he is finished, cherry blossom petals seem to Cascade from the sky over Sakemoko-san s manor.

Ales intends it as a tribute to the Omo, but if Akira believes it a tribute to him, he will let the fallen leader believe that.

(Ooc: Perfect Illusion roll passes.)
Sakemoko
 NPC, 80 posts
 Retired guildmaster
 from Sahud
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 19:25
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 723):

The Omo bows to Ales, for his display, and arraying the documents in front of him, rubs his hands.
"I am going to need to start repairing the tenements. I will need that rice quickly in order to placate the tenants over the increased rent.  This feud being ended, tomorrow should be fortuitous. Furawa, if you could consult the oracle for us, I would be pleased."
Yoshimura Fuwara
 NPC, 24 posts
 Sahudese
 Wu Jen
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 19:35
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Sakemoko (msg # 724):

The wise man draws yarrow stalks from a jar repeatedly before consiulting the Classic of Changes.
"Ji’an, changing to Jian. The hexagram of Development becomes that of Obstruction.
Hu Gua; a hidden influence: preparation is key, Zong Gua, the underlying cause is Propriety, for the Subordinate. The action will take as long as it needs,and cannot be hurried.
Success comes when you pull your nature forward without pushing yourself into the world.
For the benefit of the roses, we water the thorns too.

Like a tree nourished by the sun and rain, we may look to the outer world for elements that nourish us, but we do not look to others for answers about who we are.The lines refer to the Geese which symbolize a connection between our organic and spiritual nature demonstrated in grace and dignity. They walk on land, float in water and soar through the sky revealing how following instinct and relying on surrounding elements to uplift us, we always arrive exactly where we need to be. Good Fortune.
Before completion, prepare, and also accommodate the opposition. It would seem that the Omo has done both of these things...
Adversity is how life unleashes your excellence from within.
Danger, opportunity and the cracking of ice. This path of closed eyes ~ fulfillment falls like rain. Keep Still to observe change. The only real blockage is unwillingness to change"

Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 853 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 23:21
In the service of the Omo
Chou-Zhen's queue twitches as he listens to the reading from the great book.  At the conclusion, he shakes his head.

"I can never understand such readings, but I will go where the Omo wishes, and do as he commands."

Chye Isuel
 player, 1448 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 14:12
In the service of the Omo
Chye is eager to meet the other Sahudese in the village. He's always happy to meet his people, when he's far from home, and when Sahudese are far from home, there is usually someone who needs help, or oppressors, giving them a hard time.
Iskander
 player, 1606 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 14:16
In the service of the Omo
Iskander watched and listened to the augury being performed, with interest. He would like to study such a tome, sometime.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 723 posts
 Spellsword
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 23:36
In the service of the Omo
Ales bows towards Sakemoko and offers his aid in fulfilling the next set of tasks. As he listens to the augury, Ales meditated on its meaning and draws on his knowledge of the occult and thaumology to get a clearer message on what the Oracle might mean.

(Ooc: meditation, occultism, and thaumology rolls all passed.)
Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 116 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 23:42
In the service of the Omo
Being a poet, Tanaka found the augury inspirational, and suspected a celebration would follow soon...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1450 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 11 Apr 2019
at 17:45
In the service of the Omo
"Fortune, smile upon us!"
Narrator
 GM, 6175 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 11 Apr 2019
at 23:46
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 729):

Some of the reading may refer to the Omo having waited for his rival to reveal himself, and he was prepared for any interaction.

The second part involves letting your instincts guide you, and not trying to force an issue.
Iskander
 player, 1607 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Sat 13 Apr 2019
at 18:57
In the service of the Omo
"Excelsior!"
Ales Konstantin
 player, 729 posts
 Spellsword
Sat 13 Apr 2019
at 20:07
In the service of the Omo
Having gained a few insights into the augury, Ales waits patiently for the Omo to issue instructions.
Sakemoko
 NPC, 81 posts
 Retired guildmaster
 from Sahud
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 20:18
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 734):

"Prepare yourselves for a journey to the south.  You leave on the morrow."
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 855 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 23:23
In the service of the Omo
Chou-Zhen bows deeply to the Omo, then quietly leaves the room.  After a short time in his quarters, he slips out of the palace to take care of some personal business.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 730 posts
 Spellsword
Wed 17 Apr 2019
at 10:31
In the service of the Omo
"As you wish", Ales said bowing. " Your lordship, before we go, is there any extra paut that I may use to assist us on the mission? I know you have been extremely generous already, but I just wish to be ready for all circumstances to better assist you and my fellow travelers."
Sakemoko
 NPC, 82 posts
 Retired guildmaster
 from Sahud
Wed 17 Apr 2019
at 19:23
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 737):
In addition to the laborers, the wagons, the gifts/trade goods/payment for those to the south, and baskets and rations for the laborers, you are also provided with two vials of healing potions and two of paut.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 731 posts
 Spellsword
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 06:01
In the service of the Omo
While waiting for departure time, Ales slips away to Sakemoko's massive Library. He takes some hours to study the Sahudese culture, history, geography, and mythology in preparation for the upcoming trip, as Ales has never been to Sahud before.

(Ooc: 01:58, Today: Ales Konstantin rolled 10 using 3d6.  Research 12, to study Sahudese culture, literature, etc. Penalty of -1 to read from accented level in Sahudese already accounted for in roll.)
Chye Isuel
 player, 1455 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 17:55
In the service of the Omo
Chye restocks his quiver to replace lost arrows from the last battle, purchases an appropiately camouflaged hooded cloak to serve him on the road, and packs additional, personal snacks and drink (because he's a glutton.) He also stores a good deal of his money with the Omo, believing in the safety and thinking it wise not to carry so much on him.
"Your servant Chye, wishes to store his money in your keeping while away, Omo-sama."
*$1,500*

This message was last edited by the player at 18:16, Thu 18 Apr 2019.

Iskander
 player, 1608 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 20:11
In the service of the Omo
"I would like to store in your keeping $1,000, My Lord."
Iskander Likewise gets a camo cloak for the road, and to serve as a blanket.
OOC He'll do that won't he? like give us a writ, or token or something. Seems like it would be a good arrangement to have..

This message was last edited by the player at 20:20, Thu 18 Apr 2019.

Narrator
 GM, 6210 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 21:26
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Iskander (msg # 741):

Yes, your patron can bank for you. Basic cost of living ($150) will see to restocking, repairs and equipment upkeep. As patron he sees to most of that. Still gotta refresh ammo tho.

Ales can spend a little  (1pt) on cultural familiarity, which will allow defaults to function within the culture.
Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 117 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 05:10
In the service of the Omo
Tanaka will store $500 with the Omo, and make purchases necessary for the trip.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 734 posts
 Spellsword
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 07:50
In the service of the Omo
(Ooc: Must I spend that point now or can I wait and acquire that at next time you award CPs?)
Narrator
 GM, 6224 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 18:52
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 744):

You can wait until next time.

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