L5R Rings of Fate Campaign

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Winter Break

I figured I might as well be the one to test this out.

Recap of information known to the entire party:

Matsu Kana and Bayushi Bakuryu went to Otashan Uchi and fought a tunnelling Oni who was killing off the nezumi.

Kakita Hotsuma fought in a a duel to the death with the new Tortoise Daimyo, and won.

Isawa Akira (along with Hotsuma, Rika, and Ayame) investigated the murder of the former Tortoise Daimyo

Neichiwai (who has yet to add his character…) Got married, became Mantis, trained Ide Otojiro, made Ide Otojiro a Hare clan, and then ordered his death.

Crystal Sword

Intriqing story thus far man! Keep it up!

Two Oni Comment

Very interesting, is this your own story?

Caught up?

Hey Arc! You guys finished your side of the adventure, right?

Back together!

Sniff! We’re all back together again! Wait, didn’t Neichiwei and Bakuryu just take off? DAMNIT!!

Bakuryu's Diary - January 10, 2009
Gameplay Summary

The party headed South. We went to Shiro Akodo, one of the Lion’s greatest fortresses. We headed in, I in full Mon and Mempo, to try and persuade the Lion clan to lend us forces. We got 150. Somasadai explained to Akodo Shigetoshi what happened in Tortoise lands: the usurpation and dispute over the daimyo position. Our goal is . We moved on to Kosaten Shiro, where I remained in monless dressings and kept a low profile.

After Hotsuma managed to get us 150 Daidoji warriors, Kana, Somasadai, Kazuma, and I chose to return to Lion Clan Holdings, as I am uncomfortable around that many Crane, and Kana needed to engage in further training. While practicing in the yard with my Scimitar, I gain a level of attention based off the misapprehension (which I do not correct) that I killed a Unicorn to capture my scimitar. I accept the respect and train with many young warriors, each of us using the experience to learn to combat the others’ weapon of choice. My cooperation ends up being so influential that they recast several boken as scimitar shaped staves.

Meanwhile, Kazuma’s multi-weapon training leads him into a scrum-like competition amongst the Lion with a wager of a “shot” of sake for each foot lost. Sadly, Kazuma’s side loses, and Kazuma finds himself under the table. Kana races to catch up with his training in the arts of siege. On the final day, Kazuma aided the training warriors by casting spells on some of the trainees during their scrimish, so as to simulate the presence of Shugenja in combat.

Kana’s Journal

I write this entry with a lighter heart. It is early evening and I have just finished some engineering training with the Akodo. Bakuru trains with some of my fellow Matsu, who he has quite impressed with his skill with a scimitar. Neichiwai’s son Azuma has found his own place in the training yard. When I had heard Azuma was casting spells on the Matsu I assummed I was going to have to explain some things. Comming to find he is helping my clan train. So now I sit here with a smile watching his little show. If only all of our group could find the same peace. Akira, now going by Kazambi, now Ronin is a shadow of himself. It will take time for those kinds of wounds to the spirit to cleanse, how well I know that. I think I may have unknowingly been avoiding him as well. I feel… unclean aound him sometimes. I know that he fights it, and I know he did it to save lives, but still he has the taint inside him. The one that could probably help him the most Azuma understandably wants nothing to do with the man who killed his father. Kakita Hotsuma who has taken to looking like a ronin after Bayushi Ayame announced her engagement. I knew there was a romance there, but neither wishes to speak of it. The Crane, who I had thought I was finally started to understand slapped away the hand I offered in friendship. I will not make that mistake again. Still a battle is looming at the Tortoise clan holdings, and I march with the forces of Somesai Dai to help take back her clan. I can’t help but becoming excited at the prospect. I understand of course that bloodshed should be avoided, but I can’t help secretly wanting it to come down to strength of arms. Ha! I am a Matsu after all! Somesai Dai continues to be an enigma to me. Regent of her clan, very persuasive in the courts, yet she came to me for help. I bear no great weight with my clan. She also continues to let me train her with a blade. At first it was a way for me to allow her some focus, but she seems to have taken my teachings to heart. And tough I told her she could find a superior teacher here in Shiro Akodo, she declines and continues her training with me. I am grateful that those I call my friends were able to become so comfortable in a place I could call home. Indeed, it’s been a good week.

Bakuryu's Diary - December 6, 2009
Gameplay Summary

Having arrived in the Jade Palace, having met Kuzuma, I headed to the Scorpion Consolate and met with Moshi Suma where I was debriefed. I ratted out the Dragon for holding us hostage during our travels. I ratted out the Unicorn for way-laying me on the highway twice. I informed them about the incident with Niechiwai and the Snake Clan. I informed them of what I knew about the goings on in Tortoise Clan holdings (though ooc I can’t really remember). I did not mention that the Phoenix lost the scroll. I also did not mention the Ronin. We have gotten word that there was a coup at Tortoise Clan holdings, which apparently Kazambai knows a bit about.

We headed north from the Emerald Champion’s palace to Crane lands, Hotsuma staying behind to deal with some business. We meet with a subordinate: Kaiu Jun. Moto Teijo is the head of a collaboration of imperial engineers at the palace. When Hotsuma arrived, he had changed his outfit: he wore brown with jade trimmings, an imperial mon. He had cut his hair shorter. Things between he and Ayame are… rocky.

We have imperial sanction to ride horses upon the roads. Cultural note: it is illegal to ride horses on the roads without that sanction.

NEW XP RULE: standard 6 points per session until further notice.

Matsu Kana's Journal - October 2010

We find ourselves reunited once more. Personally I had training that needed to be done, and my Sensei was gracious in her harsh training. Bakuryu and I are not seeing eye to eye as of late, but perhaps even more concerning is that I seem to be getting along with Kakita Hotsuma. Interesting to saythe least. The man who was Isawa Akira is now called Kazanbai, and he cast some sort of spell to purge himself of the taint. My first reaction to this rash act was one of anger and distust. Kazanbai has pulled away from us, and has said little to me in months. Master Tomorai Ryoko explained to myself and Kakita Hotsuma was this spell was and the intent behind it. Though I am still unsure about the condition of Kazanabi’s soul, I will be willing to allow another the time to attone for his mistakes. After all, I’ve been given that chance.
Well, we’ve selected the next ring. We are going after the Earth Ring. In the Shadowlands. In Fu Leng’s tower no less. I don’t care for the location of this one, but I know my duty. My one fleeting hope is that I will be able to face Neichiwei No Oni, and keep a promise to a fallen comrade. I also hope that the jade will hold out long enough to protect us. After all, I have a big reason to come back now.

November Journal

We head out on our Journey to the Shadowlands, after spending HOURS debating the best route. After Kuni Kazuma adn Kakita Hotsuma finally end their debate we head south toward Otasan Uchii. Fortunately the Jade Shugenja, Master Tomorai, saw merit in myidea about bringing a few Nezumi with us. They are immune to the taint of the Shadowlands, and my thought is that if the worst should fall, at least the rings would be able to return the the Jade Palace. My hope is that Ikrit himself will join us, but he has greater responsiblities now, so I don’t know if that will even be a possibility. We met two patrols of Tortoise clan Samurai on our journey, and though I thought to say something, perhaps it would have been inproper at this time. In the hub village I am able to work the forge a bit. It was not creating works of art, but rather functional things needed in the area. Anything I can do to help my future clan. I have neglected to mention the Ronin that now accompanies us. He is evidently touched by the kami in a way that he sees visions when touching items of importance. I wonder what would happen if he ever touched a Ring. He has a dog that travels with him. I will wait to decide how I feel about that. So far I remain unimpressed by him. He seems to defer to Kakita Hotsuma almost without thought. It was decided that a few of our number would not enter Otasan Uchii. Cowards. We head towards the Shadowlands and they a frightened of a ruined city? Bah. I understand Kazanbai’s reason for not entering. He says he has no wish to go to a place that holds so many personal demons for him. This I understand. Infact I understand it all to well. The Ronin and the Kakita are simply cowards. and to think I had started developing a touch of respect for him. I guess he will always remain a painted fopp. Unable to face true combat. Only in his ordered duels. Anyway the rest of us will head into the city. I am curious to see what the Nezumi have done in my absense.


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