Legends of Rokugan

Mirumoto Miyoto - Downtime and Interlude

Character Interlude and Downtime Roleplay

Mon dragon

This page of the Adventure log is specifically dedicated to the character listed in its title. I will post a beginning story as an interlude or other downtime scenario and we will run the entire thing out through the Obsidian Portal. The affects of story that occur within this Adventure Log will be seen in the game primarily as shifting on the Favor Chart and benefits/penalties to certain aspects of the game.

In order to encourage interaction and self-promotion (meaning: you post something YOU want to have happen and “I” respond instead of the other way around) I will reward anyone who responds out of character to a post with 1 experience. Anyone that responds IN-CHARACTER will receive 3 experience. Note that I will only give this experience bonus after each major interaction; if you simply respond in small ways to the same thing five times you will only get the XP once. :)

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Shosuro Yusuko - Downtime and Interlude

Character Interlude and Downtime Roleplay

Mon scorpion

This page of the Adventure log is specifically dedicated to the character listed in its title. I will post a beginning story as an interlude or other downtime scenario and we will run the entire thing out through the Obsidian Portal. The affects of story that occur within this Adventure Log will be seen in the game primarily as shifting on the Favor Chart and benefits/penalties to certain aspects of the game.

In order to encourage interaction and self-promotion (meaning: you post something YOU want to have happen and “I” respond instead of the other way around) I will reward anyone who responds out of character to a post with 1 experience. Anyone that responds IN-CHARACTER will receive 3 experience. Note that I will only give this experience bonus after each major interaction; if you simply respond in small ways to the same thing five times you will only get the XP once. :)

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Hiruma Shotaku - Downtime and Interlude

Character Interlude and Downtime Roleplay

Mon crab

This page of the Adventure log is specifically dedicated to the character listed in its title. I will post a beginning story as an interlude or other downtime scenario and we will run the entire thing out through the Obsidian Portal. The affects of story that occur within this Adventure Log will be seen in the game primarily as shifting on the Favor Chart and benefits/penalties to certain aspects of the game.

In order to encourage interaction and self-promotion (meaning: you post something YOU want to have happen and “I” respond instead of the other way around) I will reward anyone who responds out of character to a post with 1 experience. Anyone that responds IN-CHARACTER will receive 3 experience. Note that I will only give this experience bonus after each major interaction; if you simply respond in small ways to the same thing five times you will only get the XP once. :)

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Kakita Sasuke - Downtime and Interlude

Character Interlude and Downtime Roleplay

Mon crane

This page of the Adventure log is specifically dedicated to the character listed in its title. I will post a beginning story as an interlude or other downtime scenario and we will run the entire thing out through the Obsidian Portal. The affects of story that occur within this Adventure Log will be seen in the game primarily as shifting on the Favor Chart and benefits/penalties to certain aspects of the game.

In order to encourage interaction and self-promotion (meaning: you post something YOU want to have happen and “I” respond instead of the other way around) I will reward anyone who responds out of character to a post with 1 experience. Anyone that responds IN-CHARACTER will receive 3 experience. Note that I will only give this experience bonus after each major interaction; if you simply respond in small ways to the same thing five times you will only get the XP once. :)

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A Topaz Championship Under the Steel Throne

I will post the backstory for the Topaz in here as soon as I get time. Then I’ll update the other information for Ryoko Owari.

As your characters become more familiar with the city, i will start posting detailed information on the changes of location and NPCs that I have made in Ryoko Owari for ease of reference.

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Downtime

If anyone has any Ryoko Owari Downtime or side “missions” “quests” or otherwise stuffs that can be done out of game, please post something on here or send me a message.

We can take care of:

- Random small rp scenes
- Introductions that don’t require “big scenes”
- Patronage, purchases, etc.

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Mud

All blades speak if you will hear them.

Tadaka saw what others couldn’t perceive. A hair on Ichiro’s nose. Ichirou’s panic. The anger of the young Crane was a familiar taste on his tounge. It had been a decade since he had last fought a Crane but he remembered. He remembered fury and death. But never pain

A look. A look and the Crane was done. A moment, a blink and he had been brought low. Tadaka would remember. He would steel his focus. Tadaka would not make this mistake.

These children fighting in the mud. It never rained in Tsuma but there was always mud. The tournament was a farce. An idiot-king demanding of his subjects.

Many years had passed since he sold himself to the Crane. (TRAITOR!) His soul still burned to wear the colors of the Mantis. He burned for Hoketuhime. But above all, he burned for War.

Peace had never been kind to Tadaka-san. Peace was killing him.The simple bastard on the throne galled him. He knew he could shatter this so-called empire in a week. He had taken the throne from the Usurper and his blade had brought low the Dark God.

But to what end? Tadaka had cast aside his aspirations for the Seat of Heaven at the Day of Thunder. The Little Man had shown him the path he walked, the path of Slaughter.

War was brewing again. He could feel it through the vibration of Eikoto. Tadaka would find the Enemy. He would find his War. He would see Hoketuhime in the feilds of Yomi. Blood would flow.

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Jin
_Compassion_

Ichiro watched Shosuro Yusuko conduct her trial of political acumen. While her performance seemed a bit shaky, the Scorpion’s resolve did not. Ichiro tried to recall everything his surrogate father, Atari, had ever mentioned about Scorpions and their devious machinations. It was surprisingly little, although the one thing that came to the young Crane’s mind as he observed his necessary evil was “The best mask is the one not worn.” The intimation was that there was always an ulterior motive. Whether it was one with any real purpose or not, it was there all the same. Ichiro could find no trace of deception in Yasuko’s revelations, but it didn’t mean he believed all or even part of it.

“I just can’t take the chance.” , he thought to himself.

Since the Topaz Championship started, Ichiro felt himself the target of one plot after another. The attack in the alley. The jade tea. The rumors about…Tokume.

She was the one person Ichiro truly felt did not associate with him for some sort of gain. edThere was a certain beauty in the honest simplicity of her soul. She was Wolf Clan, a newly formed minor clan filled with wave-men, criminals, and the cast-offs of the Great Clans. In that, Ichiro saw an unshaven block ready for the sculpter’s blade. Tokume and the Wolf Clan could write their own future using whatever broad strokes they wished. Ichiro sulked momentarily as he reflected on the life that was pre-designated for him. Even this contest was a scripted opportunity for Ichiro, one that should have gone to another. Tokume treated him with kindness and sincerity, and for that Ichiro would do whatever he could for her. She called to his Jin, his compassion, and he resolved listening to the sugar-sour voice of Yasuko that he would…

It struck him.

All that had happened in the last two days had nothing to do with himself.

“My brother…The Crane Champion.”

Turning from Yasuko as she made her closing argument, Ichiro’s glance chanced upon Tokume. Her smile was soft and far sweeter than he had remembered it that morning.

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Into the Fire

“Just wrap it, find my uncle!” Mirumoto Ichirou screamed to the Asahina healers tending to him.

Ichirou was angry. These so called samurai were filth. He had been in the city of Tsuma for just less than two days. Already he had been propositioned for an assassination and been assaulted by criminals.

But still, Ichirou had his charge. He was to win the Test of the Topaz Champion. And none so far had challenged him. The weapons test had been a farce. Nothing so much as a common bloodsport. Ichirou had beaten the Otomo handily but Otadaka had awarded Kuizuku the point.

No matter Ichirou would overcome everyone in the iaijutsu tournament. And he must maintain his On as an example for his brothers.

The artisan test now concerned him and tge plan must be changed. Father will not be happy, but the Emperor would not accept a poetry reading. No matter how fine.

There was a Yasuki in the tournament. Doubtless one of his family would find what he needed. Ichirou had seen hawks flying in tge training fields yesterday.

These worms know nothing of Bushido.

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The Emerald Champion (Player Created)

The Emerald Champion (Player Controlled Content)

Emerald champion

This is a test of the Player Controlled Content Broadcast System.

It is very likely that within a short amount of game time, the current Emerald Champion will no longer be in the position and the vital role will be vacant. I have discussed with the players previously about the idea of wanting to have more player input on the parts of the Meta-Plot that I do not immediately need to be in control of and this will be our first opportunity to test out the idea.

In order for this to function, I am going to request that all players make 1 or 2 suggestions for ANY NPC (not their current character!) to step up and be invited to the Test of the Emerald Champion. I will also provide a few NPCs that I think would be good/interesting for the position as well. If you like one of my choices, you can “take it” by telling me you want it and I will change it to “you choice” (see below for why this is important).

I need every player to suggest a good, random way for us to determine who the winner is (no playing cards; it wouldn’t be fair or balanced).

Whoever suggested the winner will be responsible for coming up with some backstory for how that NPC succeeded against his opponents, some detail about the NPC (as much or as little as you like), and some detail about how that NPC will function in the role. For example, if my Scoprion choice: Bayushi Kwanchai, wins, it will likely be emphasized that he relies entirely upon luck and wild abandon in his style. I will draw up a backstory as to how he succeeded and, given the current political climate in the game (the Scorpion are ascendant in the courts and favored) he will likely be a pawn of the Scorpion Champion and/or Shosuro Furuyari or pulled between the two.

A Karma point will be awarded to the Player who wins the choice IF, and only IF, they write up a detailed backstory and forward planning information.

Without further ado, the current suggestions:

The Emerald Championship Contestants

CRAB
None as yet

CRANE
(Chris Hand) Yasuki (Daidoji) Hachi – manipulated into the role by Hantei Hoketuhime, Imperial Consort

SCORPION
(Bobby Turman) Bayushi Kwanchai – Dark Sword of Bitter Lies
(Bobby Turman) Bayushi Sunetra – Student of Bayushi Yojiro

UNICORN
(Chris Hand) Shinjo Usuia – current First Magistrate (the hatamoto to the Emerald Champion) placed there in part by Atari and Isawa Ujina-uo during the Winter Court prior to the Scorpion Clan Coup
(Jason Weeks) Shinjo Shono
(Jason Weeks) Horiuchi Senai

IMPERIAL, MINOR CLAN, OTHER
(Kyle Carroll) Toturi Dairya (“Smile” – I forget his real name) (Wolf) – Duelist from Toturi’s Army
(Kyle Carroll) Yoritomo Tako (1st son of Matsu Tadaka – brother to Matsu Shotaku of the Lion)

GM Suggestion for Randomness:
Find a way to randomly roll for the Top 4 then roll randomly between the Top 4, then Top 2.

Considering brackets with rolls for the Showdown.

The Brackets

The Brackets were randomly determined (I had some people throw out numbers as they were sitting around the table – Jenn and Lindsey participated).

For anyone that is not aware of how I am doing this system, I will reiterate below. Each Contestant chosen has their player’s name beside it. Remember that the winner will be responsible for writing up the story about how that person won and what they will do in the game given the overall story. I eliminated two of my choices to make the bracket have 8 people.

Each player is given 20k20 for each character they have chosen. You will assign the dice breakdown for each round before rolling and unaware of other player’s choice of amount of dice. The GM controlled players (Usuia and Hachi) will use 6k6 Round 1, 7k7 Round 2, 7k7 Round 3.

Each person will roll anonymously and I will list the breakdown after the fact. 10’s explode, no one gets Emphases (no rerolling 1’s).

Contestants (Player)
Bayushi Kwanchai (Bobby)
Bayushi Sunetra (Bobby)
Yasuki (Daidoji) Hachi (Chris)
Shinjo Usuia (Chris)
Shinjo Shono (Jason)
Horiuchi Senai (Jason)
Toturi Dairya “Smile” (Kyle)
Yoritomo Tako (Kyle)

Round 1
—> Horiuchi Senai vs. Bayushi Sunetra (Roll: ## vs. ##)
—> Toturi Dairya vs. Bayushi Kwanchai (Roll: ## vs. ##)
—> Yoritomo Tako vs. Shinjo Shono (Roll: ## vs. ##)
—> Shinjo Usuia vs. Yasuki Hachi (Roll: ## vs. ##)

Round 2
—> (Senai/Sunetra) vs. (Dairya/Kwanchai) (Roll: ## vs. ##)
—> (Tako/Shono) vs. (Usuia/Hachi) (Roll: ## vs. ##)

Round 3
—> (Senai/Sunetra/Dairya/Kwanchai) vs. (Tako/Shono/Usuia/Hachi) (Roll: ## vs. ##)

Roger baker   emerald champion

Apparently, when you Google Emerald Champion, this guy (Mr. Roger Baker) shows up as well. Food for thought.

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