Our Heros.   Posted by Iweko the first.Group: 0
Iweko the first
 GM, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 20:24
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Feel free to post here guys, talk amongst yourselves and decide what you want to play, relationships, etc. There will be a mix of court and war, so no character concept is useless. All of the Clans are available (Including the minor Clans) with the exception of the spider, who are beyond the wall right now. We have a player who is new to L5R, so expect lots of questions (and free to ask as many as you want.) Try to decide on a Clan to play, its okay if theres more than 1, but no more than 3 if possibly (unless you'd like to play a hostage, traitor, etc) Ronin are available. For character creation all 4th edition books are open, although i will be banning the "sage" advantage, i find it to be rather annoying flavor wise.
Base creation rules, plus 50 EXP. If you have anything special you want to do, run it past me, im pretty flexible.
GIJoo
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 20:50
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Howdy folks!  I'm fairly open, it really depends on what everyone else is interested in, and what kind of stories we want to tell.  So what's everyone looking at in terms of concepts?  I'd love to build mine around other players, as I think it adds a bit of realism, other than us simply trusting one another due to "that PC glow".

This message was last edited by the player at 20:51, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

Deacon
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 20:56
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Hiyas all :)

Any strong thoughts on Clans (for or against)?

My only other L5R character was a Lion Bushi, so, it'd be nice to try something different this time around.

Some initial thoughts for me:

1.) A Tsuruchi Shugenja. the idea of a Bounty-Hunter/Priest sort is rather fun. I'm not even sure what, if any, precedent or Schools would favor such a thing... but the idea sounds fun!

2.) A Crane or Scorpion Shugenja/Courtier sort perhaps. A lot like Petyr Baelish from Game of Thrones (the show, I've yet to delve the novels). Could just as easily take a Minor Clan for added flavor.

3.) A Tsuruchi Bounty Hunter -- The Classic broke-my-sword and embraced the bow type.

Just some INITIAL off the cuff of my sleeve ideas. I'm willing to bend and fill niches, and even go back to a classic Bushi if that's what we need/want!

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 20:57, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

MysteriousSamurai
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 21:38
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I am very open to clan also.

I tend to play bushi most often, but I would be willing Shugenja or Courtier to try out something new.

I have always wanted to play a army commander type character and it seems like it would fit this game well. So Crab Kaiu or Lion Ikoma bushi is my starting point but I could end up with something much different.
mickey65
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:21
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Hi. I'm the total newb referred to above. I've played before, just not this system. :)

In discussion with the GM it looks like my character tastes and experience run to Courtiers. I'll read the wiki to see which Clan is most suitable, but my Courtier will operate mostly through building alliances and reinforcing the efforts of others.
Iweko the first
 GM, 3 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:24
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If you like the "building alliances and friends" aspect the crane are a good choice to look at, or the unicorn ide
Iweko the first
 GM, 4 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:28
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As for bushi vs courtier, there will be opportunities for both, so feel free to have a mix in the group. (Conversley, if every one ends up wanting one path or another, I can taylor the game to that)
GIJoo
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:30
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So let's take this in order:

@Deacon
I'm a huge fan of the Tsuruchi personally, so I like your train of thought!  The Wasp Code serves as a great foil to Bushido, so it's always fun to play them.  That said, Tsuruchi don't really have much of a shugenja presence at all.  Those absolute few who do display the ability to commune with the Kami are no doubt trained in one of the three(!) schools that the Mantis have.

The Yoritomo have a school, the Moshi have one, and the Kitsune have one as well.  That said, none of them lend themselves *super* well to the idea of a bounty hunter, except perhaps Kitsune?  Being able to talk with animals/their skills with tracking could actually be quite handy.  So perhaps some intermarriage with your character's parents there to explain it?

A 'basic' archer would also be quite fun!  So really, entirely your call there mate!

@Mysterious
An army commander type samurai really does, as you say, mean Crab or Lion, generally speaking.  Now you could always play something different to surprise everyone, but yes, those are the big two that come to mind anytime I think mass battles.  Personally I prefer Crab, but that's just me.  On a slightly related note... Kaiu = <3 they're just so much fun!

@Mickey
Every clan has courtiers, and they all do a great job, albeit in their own way.  Don't be fooled into thinking that only the Scorpion/Crane do courtiers well.  My personal favorite are from the Crab.  Read up on the Yasuki, they're just far too fun!

----

As I see it, we potentially have a Crab or Lion and a Mantis.  At first glance Crab/Mantis seems like an easy pairing as the two clans stem from the same place and have always been extremely close.

Now, fair warning, having Crab in the mix means that we can expect the Shadowlands to be a part of whatever story we eventually end up telling.  Not that they'd dominate it, but it will no doubt come up.  Personally I'm quite alright with it, it's not L5R if the Shadowlands doesn't pop up everyone now and again, but I wanted to make sure everyone realized the potential implications is all.
Anachronist
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:30
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Hey guys,

Still in the newer side of L5R, I will likely try to play a character involved with the less savory aspects of warfare, potentially somebody involved with Ninja if permitted.
Deacon
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:31
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http://l5r.wikia.com/wiki/Tsuruchi_Shugenja

Precedent exists! I'm really liking this idea, provided it's not a conflict for anyone else?
Anachronist
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:36
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Or Shinobi I should say, I seem to recall ni ja having some pretty serious negative connotations
GIJoo
 player, 3 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:44
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@Anachronist
Surely you kid my friend, or perhaps you've had too much sake?  Everyone knows there's no such thing as Ninja!  As an aside, if you're trying to play a 'ninja', then that means you're a Scorpion, period.  As long as you're prepared to have literally nobody else trust you, and are ok with that, then more power to you!

However if you're looking to deal with criminals and the underbelly of Rokugan, that's another story entirely!  Take a look at the Tortoise clan if that's the case, they're another clan that's just absolutely amazing.

If you're interested in hit and run guerrilla warfare type stuff, then take a look at the Daidoji, that's very much their shtick.  That and they'd fit in nicely with the Crab/Mantis thing we've got going on.  They're literally the only Crane that the Crab respect, and the family/clan have become very close over the years.

@Deacon
Well, yes... and no.  Thankfully I have my copy of the book (Magic of Rokugan is for an older edition), so let me tell you what it says!  "This is less a style of magic than an application of it.... This scruffy ronin and his two students passed on a style of investigation that relied heavily upon the kami, allowing the Wasp to track their prey with great speed and accuracy."

So it's more how the magic is used, as opposed to them doing something entirely new (like the Agasha for example).  My advice would be then to take one of the Mantis schools as a base and go from there, simply focusing your attention of investigation magic.  Again, I think the Kitsune might be a good fit.  Earth has some cool tracking magic, and then it's fairly easy to branch out into some water/air magic to help out as well.  And since they're a part of the Mantis, you could easily be trained in their school, just employing the magic in a very Tsuruchi manner.

Oh and a caveat, just remember, whatever the kami say won't hold up in court.  But Rokugani court is a travesty of justice to begin with, so eh?

This message was last edited by the player at 22:46, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

Iweko the first
 GM, 5 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:51
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If you want to play a shinobi you aren't only limited to the scorpion. They certainly do it best, but almost all clans have a spy network of some kind, but it is a grave insult to mention it in public.
Deacon
 player, 3 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:59
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Sweet, saved me some time ;-)

That makes things even easier, no need to research any off-the wall Schools. Straight up MANTIS training. I definitely looked at the Kitsune school on the wiki earlier (surfing from my phone), and that does sound like an interesting angle! IIRC the other schools were more weather/thunder based... so, I think it may be the winner.
MysteriousSamurai
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 22:59
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I figure all clans have army commanders. It's just the Lion and Crab have the most famous ones. I am totally fine with playing a commander from a different clan.
GIJoo
 player, 4 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:03
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@Ninja stuffs
Every clan has a spy network, certainly.  Shoot, you could argue that most courtier classes can and do fulfill the role.  But if he's looking for something with actual mechanics for a sneaky-stabby types, it's hands down the Scorpion.  I mean the Scorpion literally cultivated the myth of the ninja (go read up on them, it's hillarious, they're not what you think) and actively train the closest thing to ninja as we think of them (Shosuro Infiltrators and Soshi Shugenja).  But again, there are ways to do a 'sneaky' character, albeit with other clans.  Again, the Tortoise clan and the Daidoji family come to mind as prime examples.

@Deacon
Glad to be of service sir!  Been playing L5R for a long time, it's hands down one of my favorite systems/settings, so I'm just glad to pass a little bit of that on!

@Mysterious
Oh I absolutely agree!  They're the ones who actively train the most/see the most conflict (Crab, hands down), so it only makes sense!  It honestly depends on what you want to do mate/what you have envisioned for your character.  However it seems like we have a Mantis, so a Crab would fit nicely, but you by no means must play one.  Again, I'm just partial to the Kaiu, because they're bloody awesome.
Brotherfrancis
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:10
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Heya all, new arrival here.

Regarding characters..
I'm open to ideas if it would make things easier for the group, but id like to play a lion bushi if i can. Specifically a soft hearted lion bushi :P

This message was last edited by the player at 23:10, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

GIJoo
 player, 5 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:17
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@More ninja stuff
Another example for a 'ninja' style character would be the Hiruma scouts.  So really mate, it all depends on the flavor you're looking for, and of course, what fits in best with the group.

@Brother
A soft-hearted Lion bushi?  O.o;;  Sounds like a very interesting character mate!

So it sounds like we're all over the place in terms of clans here folks.  Correct me if I'm wrong, we need to narrow it down to 3 at most, yes?  We also need to make sure that they all fit together relatively well/are all on the same side(ish), because correct me if I'm wrong, there's some Clan War style conflict brewing.  So if we've got 6 samurai all from different clan, then that'll get messy quick.
Iweko the first
 GM, 6 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:20
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3 great clans at most, unless the odd man out wants to be a traitor, hostage, etc. Minor clans do not contribute to the 3 clan limit. Neither do ronin or monks
GIJoo
 player, 6 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:29
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Gotcha.

Well then we've already got Mantis locked down, with the Lion looking like our potential second one.  Keep that in mind folks!  If nobody speaks up, I'm going to go ahead and claim our third as Dragon.  Easy enough to explain a Dragon samurai or two wandering around Rokugan, they kind of do their own thing anyhow.  But if there's something that you just *have* to play that you won't be able to if our third is Dragon, let me know and I can change my mind.

@Iweko
Are you alright if players end up on opposite sides, or is that something you're trying to avoid at all costs?  In a Clan Wars-esque game, there's a very real chance that not everyone ends up agreeing and players splinter off.  No complaints here mind you, one of my favorite games of L5R ever had the players divided up into two different camps (their choice, not the GMs intention).

This message was last edited by the player at 23:31, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

Iweko the first
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:31
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I'm going to keep everyone on the same side at first, at least until I see how everyone's playstyle meshes. Once we've got a better idea of the group and everyone's interests, a schism may ormay not be in our future
Sofia
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:44
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I would like to play a Lion bushi too because it is the one that fits the character i have in my head the most, tough i am open to play other stuff if we have to accommodate for group shaping, since there are other bushi flavors in other clans that cold potentially do the trick.

Also, hi.
mickey65
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:46
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I've looked at the Wiki and don't like any of the major clans, so I'll look at the Minor Clans later.
GIJoo
 player, 7 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:49
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@Sofia
Howdy there!  Well it sounds like Lion is for sure our second clan then!

@Mickey,
what exactly are you looking for?  Might be able to save you some time/point you in the right direction.

So again, I'm looking at the Dragon unless someone runs up screaming "No, my concept absolutely requires X clan!", at which point I'm sure we can work something out.  I'll no doubt end up playing a shugenja of some sort, Tamori of course being my first choice.
Deacon
 player, 4 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:51
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Mantis opens up a LOT of possibilities with all of the Minor Houses that were assembled into it's forging... Just more fodder :)

Pretty sure that my character will still think of himself as more Wasp than Mantis, save when it's convenient. ;-)

Do we have a date for this game's kick off? (Just to know what's "history" and such)


GIJoo I may end up PM-ing you as I work out my character for advice then (for advice and to ensure we're not stepping on each other's toes)
Iweko the first
 GM, 8 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:53
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Feel free to play dragon. One of the great parts of GMing L5R is that even characters with a hate on for eachother can be forced to work together with the simple phrase :your daimyo commands it"
GIJoo
 player, 8 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:55
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@Deacon
I absolutely adore the Wasp, so I understand the desire completely.  And yes, the Mantis really do open up a lot of doors.  Plus they're just fun!

Absolutely!  However trust me when I say this, the shugenja schools are very different, and I have no doubt that we'll be very different characters.  Still, I'm more than willing to talk about it, so drop me a line!

@The powers that be
Oh no, for sure!  Thankfully the Dragon are fairly... easy going, and don't have 'beef' with any other clan so to speak.  So it wouldn't be entirely unheard of to have one just traveling the empire doing his own thing.  It's pretty much the only clan that can get away with it.
Iweko the first
 GM, 9 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:02
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The game takes place roughly 150 years after the failed spider coup. They were kicked from the empire, and then the iweko dynasty ruled for 150 years until an unnamed assassin used multiple gaijin pepper charges to destroy the imperial palace, ending the iweko dynasty. Now the empire is in turmoil, every clan vying for power
MysteriousSamurai
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:24
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Sofia and Brother do you know what lion family and school you will select?
Sofia
 player, 2 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:45
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My idea was to be a Matsu.
Brotherfrancis
 player, 2 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:47
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Akodo family and akodo bushi school.

So on paper a combat character..Were it not for being soft hearted :P
laderoda
 player, 1 post
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 01:49
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Hi all. Just added to the group. Experienced L5R player here. Looks like we've got 3 clans--Mantis, Lion and Dragon? Interesting possibilities among them all. I'm leaning toward a Lion,an Ikoma omoidasu, a courtier who's a combination bard/historian/diplomat and, in this guy's case, is kinda obnoxiously honorable and brash about it (really, that's pretty much all omoidasu.

Comments/thoughts?
GIJoo
 player, 9 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 02:20
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Looks like we've got ourselves a big ol' Lion contingent eh?  Nothing wrong with that!

Dragon is where I'm leaning, but like I said, if someone absolutely must play a clan not listed, I'm happy to work with them.
mickey65
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 02:25
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As I told the GM, I'm having surgery on Tuesday and can't post for a few days afterwards.

I was counting on this game having a much slower posting pace, so I'm seriously overwhelmed right now.

Maybe it would be best to park me until I've had a few days to recover from the surgery, have scared up a copy of the rulebook, and have read enough of it to create a character. Alternatively, the GM can kick me and I can send in a fresh RTJ once I'm ready, if the game is still recruiting then.
Anachronist
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 04:26
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So it sounds like so far we are at

Dragon - 1
Lion - 4
Mantis - 1

And the idea is to start off with everybody cooperative?
Anachronist
 player, 4 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 05:26
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I think I'm leaning towards a wild eyed Yoritomo bushi, with an eye towards becoming a Kobune Captain some day.

That should give us some more of a Mantis presence, provide some company for our Shugenja and provide a very different feel  to counterbalance our honored Lion characters.
GIJoo
 player, 10 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 10:19
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You know what?  If we're going to have such a Mantis presence, I might just steal Deacon's idea of a Tsuruchi bushi.  It'll add some range to our ranks, plus it'll open up our third clan slot to anyone who wants to do something with it.  Besides, now we have the makings of our own crew of a kobune/bounty hunting posse!

This message was last edited by the player at 10:40, Mon 21 Aug 2017.

Anachronist
 player, 5 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 13:32
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I like it!

More than happy to work with you both on filling critical needs and establishing some shared background if you are so inclined.
Deacon
 player, 5 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 14:35
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Yessss.
Anachronist
 player, 6 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 14:52
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Excellent! This is shaping up well.

So we are now at:

Lion - 4

Mantis - 3
- Tsuruchi Bushi (Bounty Hunter?)
- Shugenja
- Yoritomo Bushi (Aspiring Kobune Capt)
Brotherfrancis
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 17:01
Re: Our Heros
GIJoo:
Looks like we've got ourselves a big ol' Lion contingent eh?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_OkJ492ceU

Beware the lion's roar! >:O
Iweko the first
 GM, 10 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 17:41
Re: Our Heros
So, we've decided the clans. Each of you get a character concept, background, and mechanics (base +50 exp) and private message me them. Unless there's any glaring problems I'll most likely give you the go ahead. "Sage advantage" is banned, no limits on advantages/disadvantages (But any you take WILL come up) once everyone has checked in, I will post the opening scene
MysteriousSamurai
 player, 4 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 00:09
Re: Our Heros
My Lion bothers and sisters. If we all pitch in 5 points we can get the shared Gentry background and be responsible for town in Lion lands. It ties us all together right away and gives us a common goal.

Any takers or thoughts on this idea?
laderoda
 player, 2 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 00:32
Re: Our Heros
In reply to MysteriousSamurai (msg # 43):

Fair enough, but we'd also have a duty regarding that town. We'd have to ensure it was overseen properly, laws upheld, justice administered, taxes collected, etc. Not sure how that would impact on our good GM's plans.

What if we all served together in the same Legion of the Lion army? Maybe fought together? That gives us a shared history and some pre-game bonding, without costing points or saddling us with a duty that has to be performed and might get in the way of the GM's game (of course, he might want to weigh in on this...maybe us looking after a town fits in with his plans perfectly!?)
Sofia
 player, 3 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 01:00
Re: Our Heros
Just a heads up though, my good Lion wont be a veteran nor hold lands/such responsibilities, so don't count on me for any such pies. Feel free to eat them though, not like these things have to include everybody.
Iweko the first
 GM, 11 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 01:52
Re: Our Heros
I wouldn't recommend picking up gentry, as the war effort will have you travelling the empire (at least at first). Essentially the lion (along with their well paid mantis friends) will be seeing to a possible alliance with the crane against the scorpion. This being the shattered empire era, who knows how that will go
Deacon
 player, 6 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 20:27
Re: Our Heros
Iweko the first:
So, we've decided the clans. Each of you get a character concept, background, and mechanics (base +50 exp) and private message me them. Unless there's any glaring problems I'll most likely give you the go ahead. "Sage advantage" is banned, no limits on advantages/disadvantages (But any you take WILL come up) once everyone has checked in, I will post the opening scene



Is that 50xp in addition to the 40xp in Step 3 of character creation... or in lieu of?
GIJoo
 player, 11 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 20:30
Re: Our Heros
Addition is my understanding.
Deacon
 player, 7 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 20:45
Re: Our Heros
I prefer that interpretation, but wanted to be sure. :-p
laderoda
 player, 3 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 20:48
Re: Our Heros
Our GM said "Base creation rules, plus 50 EXP" (my emphasis on the plus). So that would be 50 in addition to the 40 the book gives you.
Sofia
 player, 4 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 20:49
Re: Our Heros
I finished my sheet and got the green light for it with 90 XP (40+50), so i think it is pretty safe to assume that is the case.
Iweko the first
 GM, 12 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 01:35
Re: Our Heros
Yes, it is in addition to the base 40
Matsu Yuuko
 player, 5 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 17:10
Re: Our Heros
What is exactly the situation at the lion thread? Is there any of us other than Daichi around or being addressed? I think once all the other Lions are done with their characters we should try to make some ties around so things are just flow organically in the IC. I can only presume that Daishi has some short of rank/authority here from what i read in the thread, but that is about it, on my part, i designed my lion to be pretty much a nobody rank and file bushi.
Ikoma Daichi
 player, 4 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 17:53
Re: Our Heros
In reply to Matsu Yuuko (msg # 53):

I'm Daichi. I haven't yet posted into that thread (time constraints...I'll get to it a little later today). I don't think we Lion are a "delegation" per se, and Daichi's Status is currently 1.0, so he doesn't "outrank" any of you; I'd assume we're all just equal-Status "colleagues". I'll get a response posted in that thread, though, and we can go from there.
Iweko the first
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 17:56
Re: Our Heros
All of the lion are being spoken to in the thread, I simply put it from Daichi's point of view because that's what I do. Each scene I tend to pick a character and put at least part of it in their point of view. You guys will get used to my strange ways in time
Ikoma Daichi
 player, 6 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 20:06
Re: Our Heros
Hey, fellow Lion! If anyone has their character ready to go and can post in the Lion thread, please do. Our Mantis brethren have a really cool thread on the go...it would be awesome to get our guys doing some similarly cool stuff!
Brotherfrancis
 player, 4 posts
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 00:15
Re: Our Heros
Well i gave a first draft of my sheet a few days ago and have yet to be okayed so...dunno whats going on there *shrugs* Even my name is still the same :(
Ikoma Ekei
 player, 5 posts
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 00:24
Re: Our Heros
Just got back from a weekend trip. Should be posting tomorrow.
Tsuruchi Dhako
 player, 12 posts
 Wasp
 Shugenja
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 01:45
Re: Our Heros
Hurricane IRMA is headed my way; she should hit PUERTO RICO on Wednesday. Last Summer a MUCH smaller tropical storm knocked out power island wide for two weeks... The local power company is forewarning the same or worse is more than likely. I'll post as able, but if I go radio silent... that'll be why. I'm also the highest ranking military IT on the island, so... it's been an exhausting few days of preps and briefs. Fun!
Akodo Jubei
 player, 8 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 23:32
Re: Our Heros
Speaking as a euro for whom earthquakes, hurricans, tsunamis and what like are unheard of and thus i've never actually encountered one irl...

Good friggin luck :S Stay safe and don't be a hero.
Tsuruchi Haru
 player, 17 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 23:36
Re: Our Heros
Tsuruchi Dhako:
Hurricane IRMA is headed my way; she should hit PUERTO RICO on Wednesday. Last Summer a MUCH smaller tropical storm knocked out power island wide for two weeks... The local power company is forewarning the same or worse is more than likely. I'll post as able, but if I go radio silent... that'll be why. I'm also the highest ranking military IT on the island, so... it's been an exhausting few days of preps and briefs. Fun!


Branch?

Also, stay safe brother.
Ikoma Daichi
 player, 10 posts
Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 18:28
Re: Our Heros
In reply to Akodo Jubei (msg # 60):

Yikes. May the Fortunes be with you my friend. Stay safe!
Iweko the first
 GM, 27 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 13:31
Re: Our Heros
because of the hurricanes some people may not be able to post as much, and im not going to dump them behind unless the stretch goes on for quite a while. as such the game may slow for a while, i just wanted to give everyone a warning. It's not being abandoned, and i will check and post every day still (as needed) but that may not be true for everyone, and thats cool
Yoritomo Ichiro
 player, 13 posts
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 19:17
Re: Our Heros
Hoping I did not lose our Tsuruchi's...
Tsuruchi Haru
 player, 18 posts
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 21:11
Re: Our Heros
Nope, I'm alive, we're just in the third week of classes, so things have been a bit hectic.  Gonna get something up for ya tonight.
Tsuruchi Haru
 player, 20 posts
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 08:55
Re: Our Heros
Or at 0500 after my screaming two month old passed back out finally, whatever.  Anyhow, it's not long, but it serves its purpose to move the plot along.  Apologies mate!  Also, should we just assume we're a man down for now and push things forward?
Akodo Jubei
 player, 18 posts
Sun 24 Sep 2017
at 18:44
Re: Our Heros
Apologies for tardiness in posting, i've been distracted by a slew of good vidya game releases >_<
Tsuruchi Dhako
 player, 14 posts
 Wasp
 Shugenja
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 00:28
Re: Our Heros
Quick check in, found a wifi hotspot.

Hurricane Maria was fun.

PR is still wholly generator power only island wide. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have spotty cell service... I'm Verizon. I have electricity via generator, and running water (non-pottable). Ports are open, but distribution is a nightmare. Lines for everything are insane (people camping overnight in line for gas/groceries). No idea when I'll have commercial power or reliable cell service... but I'll be back as soon as I'm able!