:: casts a spell of Resurrection::
I have a desire to run a Legend of the Five Rings game 4th edition set during the year 384, placing the game just before the First Yasuki War and also during the initial stages of the Gozoku Conspiracy. My original intent has been to involve the characters with the Yasuki Family and Crane Clan’s discussions that lead to their split. This would of course also happen during the time of some fighting between Crane and Crab.
The themes I would like to approach here are ones of political maneuvering, subterfuge, paranoia and dynasty building. This, to me, is a time of great change as the Empire is beginning. So I would want to build on these concepts. What I’d like feedback about is what people would be interested in playing. Some of the ideas I’ve had are as follows.
Scorpion Acting Troupe – Group of Scorpions acting as an escort to an acting company or troupe, but really they are there to carry out the will of the Scorpion Clan.
Magistrates – Investigation and uncovering the truth to safeguard the Emperor…or the Conspiracy
Soldiers – Fighting on one side of the war or the other, their rank and abilities giving them pull inside the political world.
I am not limiting myself to these ideas, but just throwing them out there for review. So does anyone have any input for me as I attempt to build a L5R game in this time period and with these themes?