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Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:56:29 AM »
Just wondering if anyone wanted to do a L5R political game, I would use the 4th Edition system.

A little background on Rokugani Empire. The Rokugani Empire is a Clan Structure Empire ruled by the Imperial Government, and the Empress of Rokugan. Under the Imperial Families are the Great Clans of which there are currently 9.

The Crab Clan- Stereotyped as Uncultured Brutes, they are tasked with defending the Empire from the Shadowlands. Constantly at war defending the Great Kaui Wall, they have gone against Rokugani customs to ensure the safety of their lands and the Empire itself. The wall consumes huge numbers of samurai so every Crabs duty to the clan is to give more Samurai for the wall.

The Crane Clan- The Crane are considered the epitome of Rokugani Culture. Known for their strength in the courts, it is unwise to expect an insult to a Crane to go unpunished. To back up their Courtiers the Crane hold the arguably premier Dueling schools which ensures their dominance in the courts. The Crane also have some of the most Fertile lands and do supply rice to other lands.

The Dragon Clan- Enigmatic, The Dragon are not widely understood in the Empire, being looked down upon for their different customs, views and practices. Tasked with watching the Empire, they reside in their mountainous lands and teaching their members to find their own path towards honor and enlightenment. They are currently ruled by the Mirumoto family, who arguable have best Dueling schools and Kenjutsu schools.

The Lion Clan- The Right Hand of the Emperor, they are a very Military very Honor devoted clan. Their rigid high views of Honor are placed on themselves and the other clans, and this leads to rifts between them. Always devoted to the Empress, they are the Army of the Empire.

The Mantis Clan-  Ambitious, the Mantis are the only clan to not have descended from a Kami, instead rising to Great Clan status through their own action. They are the most diverse for families, between the Arrogant Yoritomo, the calm but quirky Tsuruchi, the traditional Moshi, and the secretive Kitsune, they are united not by commonality so much as a purpose. They are known for Commerce and their Navy.

The Phoenix Clan- Pacifists of the Empire they are known for their Shugenja having a Council of Five, which are the five Elemental masters of the Phoenix and seen as the authority on Magic. The Phoenix are known for pressing for alternative solutions to warfare for the other clans, although few have bested the actual clan in war.

The Scorpion Clan- If the Crane are the Left Hand of the Empress, and the Lion are the Right Hand, then the Scorpion are the Underhand. Known for their views on Bushido, thinking that most tenants of it are too idealistic for the real world, save for Loyalty, they are seen as untrustworthy and ever scheming. If a Scorpion offers you a favor very often it comes with a catch or ulterior motive. They are tasked with protecting the Empire from unseen threats, dirtying their honor for the good of the Empire.

The Spider Clan- I will explain this later, I will say if you want to play a Spider you better have a very good explanation.

The Unicorn Clan- The Unicorn are often seen as outsiders of the Empire, coming from the Decendents of the followers of Shinjo who explored outside the Empire. Because of this constant nomadic lifestyle the families of the Unicorn mingled with the Tribes outside the Empire. By the time the Unicorn returned they were vastly different from the rest of the Empire. The Unicorn are known for their Cavalry, Bluntness, and their Compassion.

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[size=0.7em] [tr] [td]1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
A character's clan is their most defining characteristic because each clan has a well-established and distinct set of philosophies, prejudices, and ideals. Whether a character adheres to the stereotypes of his clan or breaks them, one way or the other they will prove very important to his personality.[/td]
[td]2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Just like a character's clan, a character's family is an especially important defining characteristic. The stereotypes of each clan are broad, but individual families within the clan have much more specific, detailed roles and attitudes that further define the identity of the clan and those who serve it. [/td]
[td]3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A COURTIER?
Duty is an essential aspect of every samurai's life, and establishing exactly what manner of duty a character is obligated to perfrom in an important step in breathing life into him or her. Is the character a warrior and soldier, a priest and scholar, or a diplomat and politician? [/td]
[td]4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
Every character should have a rough description in order to give him some sort of life when describing him to others. What is the character's most striking feature? Does his mood come through in his appearance or is he inscrutable? Does he make other feel at ease, or make them uncomfortable? [/td]
[td]5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
Though all samurai are, in theory, solely devoted to fulfilling the wishes of their lord, most have their own foals as well. Some may be simple, such as maintaining the honor of your ancestors, while other may revolve around the recovery of a lost heirloom or the avenging of a slight to your family's honor. [/td] [/tr]
 [tr] [td]6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
Characters should have developed background in order to facilitate roleplaying. This question not only includes the individual's identity, but how that person met the character, why they are so close, and other similar questions. [/td]
[td]7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
Strengths are what others see as respectable or admirable in the character, while weaknesses are what he would struggle to hide from others, lest they look down upon him for his failures. What does the character regard as his strengths and weaknesses, and how does this differ from his actual abilities? [/td]
[td]8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
Although all samurai pay homage to the code, most Clans and families revere certain tenets over others. Which does the character consider the most important and which does he consider inconsequential? Do his views differ from those of his Clan? [/td]
[td]9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HIS CLAN?
Of course all samurai are loyal and devoted servants of the Clan, but that does not mean they do not have their own opinions. Is the character a martial vessel of a pacifistic Clan? Or is he a pacifist in a society of warriors? Does he disagree with the Clan's current enmities and alliances? [/td]
[td]10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
Marriage is very important institution in the Empire of Rokugan. A samurai's spouse is responsible for the managing the estate, and actually wield considerable  political power depending upon the size of their holdings. Was the character's marriage arranged, or is he or she still betrothed? Is it someone the samurai actually met, or a complete stranger? Is there a case of true lover that will interfere with the wedding, or will the samurai embrace duty over the wants of the heart? [/td]
[/tr]
[tr] [td]11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
Most Clans are negatively predisposed against at least one other Clan, most often as a result of conflicts that have endured for decades or even centuries. Is the character one who readily  subscribes to these prejudices or has he developed his own dislikes of other Clans, even allied Clans, based on his own experiences? [/td]
[td]12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
The simplest answer to this question would of course be "The Empress" by very few samurai have the honor to serve the Daughter of Heaven directly, instead serving someone in a long chain of authority that could included the Emerald Champion, The Clan Champions, the family daimyo, the provincial governors, or even the local magistrate. Whom does the character serve immediately, and is that person the one to whom he is the most loyal? [/td]
[td]13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
This could address a wide variety of responses, including material possessions, activities, locations, or almost anything else that could spring to mind. Why does the character revere these things? What significance do they have to his history? [/td]
[td]14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
Since everyone tends to act according to the same protocol and etiquette, minor and inoffensive details of behavior tend to get noticed more frequently. Does the character chew his lip when he is nervous? Perhaps he has a unique greeting that he prefers to use. What does he do with his hands when nothing is going on? [/td]
[td]15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
A true samurai is not supposed to show emotion, but no one is completely disciplined at all times, and everyone demonstrates to some degree of emotion at one point or another. What emotion is the character most likely to display when circumstances arise? What are the things that push him to the edge most easily, and which emotions are the easiest for him to hold in check? [/td]
[/tr]
[tr] [td]16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?
The actions of a subordinate reflect the honor of his superior and in such cases a superior has considerable amount of leeway in dealing with a subordinate. Is the character the sort to demand the subordinates seppuku over even a minor infraction (something that could get the character into significant trouble very quickly), or will he forgive the behavior and attempt to correct it? [/td]
[td]17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIM?
Devotion to one's parents is considered proper behavior for any samurai, but devotion can be offered without any real respect between parent and child. Does the character have a proper relationship with his parents or are they estranged? Was the character's upbringing a source of joy or dismay for his parents? Are they still alive, or were they taken from the character at a younger age? [/td]
[td]18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
Desire is a sin, but ambition tempered by duty is considered acceptable among most in the samurai caste. Bushi often aspire to become military leaders, for example, while courtiers desire nothing more than to rule over others at influential courts. What is the character's ultimate goal and, perhaps more importantly, how far is she willing to go in order to accomplish it?[/td]
[td]19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
Among bushi and courtiers, the levels of religious devotion vary widely. Shugenja are of course religious, but even among their ranks some are more reverent than others. Is the character one to offer frequent prayers and make trips to the temple, or has she dismissed the need for religion and instead embraced the rule of steel in her life? [/td]
[td]20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
This is a very important and intimidating question, but one that should be given consideration. Every samurai lives a few short feet from death, and death is a threat that can rear its head on any day of a samurai’s entire life. What is the character’s destiny? How will he meet his end when the time comes for him to join his ancestors, or to rejoin the universe as part of the Celestial Wheel?[/size] [/td]
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Name
School / Rank

Description / Background

Insight:

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Water  (Strength  / Perception )
Fire (Agility  / Intelligence )
Air  (Reflexes  / Awareness )
Void


Initiative:


TN to be hit:



Wounds: Current -
Healthy (+0):
Nicked (+3):
Grazed (+5):
Hurt (+10):
Injured (+15):
Crippled (+20):
Down (+40):
Out :

Skills:
Skill (Emphasis): Rank – Attribute


School Techniques / Spells

Katas / Kihos

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Heritage

Outfit:

Honour:
Glory:
Status:
Taint:

XP Spent:

1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
A character's clan is their most defining characteristic because each clan has a well-established and distinct set of philosophies, prejudices, and ideals. Whether a character adheres to the stereotypes of his clan or breaks them, one way or the other they will prove very important to his personality.
2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Just like a character's clan, a character's family is an especially important defining characteristic. The stereotypes of each clan are broad, but individual families within the clan have much more specific, detailed roles and attitudes that further define the identity of the clan and those who serve it.
3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A COURTIER?
Duty is an essential aspect of every samurai's life, and establishing exactly what manner of duty a character is obligated to perfrom in an important step in breathing life into him or her. Is the character a warrior and soldier, a priest and scholar, or a diplomat and politician?
4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
Every character should have a rough description in order to give him some sort of life when describing him to others. What is the character's most striking feature? Does his mood come through in his appearance or is he inscrutable? Does he make other feel at ease, or make them uncomfortable?
5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
Though all samurai are, in theory, solely devoted to fulfilling the wishes of their lord, most have their own foals as well. Some may be simple, such as maintaining the honor of your ancestors, while other may revolve around the recovery of a lost heirloom or the avenging of a slight to your family's honor.
6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
Characters should have developed background in order to facilitate roleplaying. This question not only includes the individual's identity, but how that person met the character, why they are so close, and other similar questions.
7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
Strengths are what others see as respectable or admirable in the character, while weaknesses are what he would struggle to hide from others, lest they look down upon him for his failures. What does the character regard as his strengths and weaknesses, and how does this differ from his actual abilities?
8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
Although all samurai pay homage to the code, most Clans and families revere certain tenets over others. Which does the character consider the most important and which does he consider inconsequential? Do his views differ from those of his Clan?
9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HIS CLAN?
Of course all samurai are loyal and devoted servants of the Clan, but that does not mean they do not have their own opinions. Is the character a martial vessel of a pacifistic Clan? Or is he a pacifist in a society of warriors? Does he disagree with the Clan's current enmities and alliances?
10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
Marriage is very important institution in the Empire of Rokugan. A samurai's spouse is responsible for the managing the estate, and actually wield considerable  political power depending upon the size of their holdings. Was the character's marriage arranged, or is he or she still betrothed? Is it someone the samurai actually met, or a complete stranger? Is there a case of true lover that will interfere with the wedding, or will the samurai embrace duty over the wants of the heart?
11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
Most Clans are negatively predisposed against at least one other Clan, most often as a result of conflicts that have endured for decades or even centuries. Is the character one who readily  subscribes to these prejudices or has he developed his own dislikes of other Clans, even allied Clans, based on his own experiences?
12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
The simplest answer to this question would of course be "The Empress" by very few samurai have the honor to serve the Daughter of Heaven directly, instead serving someone in a long chain of authority that could included the Emerald Champion, The Clan Champions, the family daimyo, the provincial governors, or even the local magistrate. Whom does the character serve immediately, and is that person the one to whom he is the most loyal?
13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
This could address a wide variety of responses, including material possessions, activities, locations, or almost anything else that could spring to mind. Why does the character revere these things? What significance do they have to his history?
14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
Since everyone tends to act according to the same protocol and etiquette, minor and inoffensive details of behavior tend to get noticed more frequently. Does the character chew his lip when he is nervous? Perhaps he has a unique greeting that he prefers to use. What does he do with his hands when nothing is going on?
15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
A true samurai is not supposed to show emotion, but no one is completely disciplined at all times, and everyone demonstrates to some degree of emotion at one point or another. What emotion is the character most likely to display when circumstances arise? What are the things that push him to the edge most easily, and which emotions are the easiest for him to hold in check?
16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?
The actions of a subordinate reflect the honor of his superior and in such cases a superior has considerable amount of leeway in dealing with a subordinate. Is the character the sort to demand the subordinates seppuku over even a minor infraction (something that could get the character into significant trouble very quickly), or will he forgive the behavior and attempt to correct it?
17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIM?
Devotion to one's parents is considered proper behavior for any samurai, but devotion can be offered without any real respect between parent and child. Does the character have a proper relationship with his parents or are they estranged? Was the character's upbringing a source of joy or dismay for his parents? Are they still alive, or were they taken from the character at a younger age?
18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
Desire is a sin, but ambition tempered by duty is considered acceptable among most in the samurai caste. Bushi often aspire to become military leaders, for example, while courtiers desire nothing more than to rule over others at influential courts. What is the character's ultimate goal and, perhaps more importantly, how far is she willing to go in order to accomplish it?
19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
Among bushi and courtiers, the levels of religious devotion vary widely. Shugenja are of course religious, but even among their ranks some are more reverent than others. Is the character one to offer frequent prayers and make trips to the temple, or has she dismissed the need for religion and instead embraced the rule of steel in her life?
20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
This is a very important and intimidating question, but one that should be given consideration. Every samurai lives a few short feet from death, and death is a threat that can rear its head on any day of a samurai’s entire life. What is the character’s destiny? How will he meet his end when the time comes for him to join his ancestors, or to rejoin the universe as part of the Celestial Wheel?[/size]
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 06:03:14 AM by BraveEarth »

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 04:03:36 AM »
So we would be playing mostly courtiers and such? 

Offline BigBuckBob

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 04:24:22 AM »
Want.

Kakita Duelist.

Now, how might I bribe you?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 04:43:06 AM »
Bribing is more a  Yoritomo thing. And yes for the most part, although I'm willing to hear alternatives to a political game. I just thought that with all the encouraged socialization and conflict it would lead to a more active game than say a Imperial Legionnaire, or Magistrate game. Although yojimbo are also a viable option for people.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 04:52:56 AM »
I wouldn't mind playing a Doji courtier if Big Buck would like to be my duelist.  :: smiles sweetly::

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 11:51:48 AM »
Would the Imperial Families be open or the Dragonfly Clan courtiers be open. If not i can try my hand at a shousiro.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 01:49:16 PM »
*waves to Bob* 

Darn, beat me too both the school and the girl.  ;)

I'd like to play a Yojimbo as well, if anyone would like one.  :) 

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 06:00:38 PM »
I don't believe that the Dragon Fly have a Courtier school. persay, and I don't like the idea of having an option for much higher status Samurai. I was looking over the Book of the Void in the Core looking for a good reason for political groups. Mostly due to my idea feeling like it would exclude Shugenjap. I like the idea of the group being agents of the Imperial Herald as Shikken.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 08:42:32 PM »
What date would this be set?

And what do you have for a general idea of the plot?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 09:03:42 PM »
I like 1174 So we have the Empire post War recovering so the party will be working on relations between the Clans, making sure that the Spider are keeping their end of the Bargain Iweko did with Daigotsu. And  there is the building of the Second Kaiu Wall in Scorpion lands... So there is a lot to go with. :)
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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 03:17:39 PM »
I'm not familiar with that part of the timeline. Most of the games I've played have been pre Clan War.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:27 PM »

Offline BigBuckBob

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 10:38:34 PM »
I was always banned from winter court.

High honor. High glory. But moto, so no high profile social interactions.

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 06:45:31 AM »
Hmm well i was thinking a Dragonfly Married into the Kitsuki Family and go for the Alternate Path Kitsuki Debater. Also to be assigned to the Dragon Delegation to help regulate those who have audiences with the dragon clan representatives.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 05:51:48 PM »
That won't do, your idea puts you at Insight Rank 3 which will be a ways before getting to that in game. And given that the party will be under the Imperial Herald, Miya Shoin your idea puts them away from the rest and bound to Dragon Lands.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2013, 02:18:23 PM »
I am interested in playing. Perhaps a Lion yojimbo of somesort. Or a Doji courtier but there seems to be one already in the party xD

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 10:33:35 PM »
There are no restrictions on repeating clans. Don't worry.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 01:32:15 PM »
I didn't realize this thread had been formed! I'd be very interested in joining in, depending on how technical the rules are. :-)

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 04:09:10 PM »
So would you mind a Tortoise clan courtier

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2013, 08:18:07 PM »
On the fence about it. Justification?

Songbird, Just going on the 4th Edition Rules, Given that it's going to be a predominantly political social game the majority of rolling would be skill use which isn't too complex. There will be some combat depending on how many Bushi we have but it will be a rarity. Also should be noted that skill rolls for dialogue will be rare unless you don't know what to say. Creativity encouraged you know.
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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 05:19:48 AM »
Is interested, I would like a scorpion, but would rather PM on details. :)

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 11:03:20 PM »
Very interested! I can play a Shugenja/Courtier. Do you use the L5RCM program? It'd make it easier for (me/us) to give you our sheets that way.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 11:22:34 PM »
I  just discovered that today. I don't know the sizes that it puts it out on, and You'll all start on Rank 1 so that could be interesting but you do know how Multiple schools work right? I  apologize

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 11:26:27 PM »
Yes, I do. I've also got the 4th Edition PDF, so when I make my character I'll certainly look at it again.

So, would you like me (and possibly others) to send you the file when we're done making the characters? It's sorta dependent on your willingness to give an E-Mail or Skype or something else to use to give 'em to you. If you don't want the file, then I can just PM you the sheet info instead. I only suggested it because it could be a little more convenient.

Also, thinking back, I think I'll play a Courtier instead. Trying to dual-purpose in L5R is an invitation for death to have a party on your PC's corpse.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 11:28:56 PM »
Still here and interested in making that Doji courtier.  Just kidna poking my head in.

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 11:59:20 PM »
*Pops in, being pushed by Pumpkin.*

Would a Miya Herald be welcome?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2013, 12:48:38 AM »
Miya Herald Doesn't seem too OP although I should look at it when I am a bit more sober than in my current state. BUt consider it a tentative yes. The reason I ruled against the Otomo Courtier is that they they are much more powered with dealing with Great Clan samurai and I think they would hog the spotlight.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 03:24:01 PM »
Will you be making an OOC thread where we can submit characters, or would you like it via PM?

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2013, 06:48:30 PM »
I have been thinking, and I got a character concept of crane Yojimpo whos dream is to become a member of the empress guard.

An idealistic young Daidoji woman who seeks to make enough of a name for herself.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2013, 11:30:26 PM »
I'm torn between playing a Crane Courtier or a Scorpion Courtier. It's hard to choose one over the other. ::)

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2013, 11:40:39 PM »
Yes.  Interest.  Will have stuff tomorrow.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2013, 12:20:02 AM »
OOC Threads do not go up until the first post of the game has been made in my opinion. I will be putting up a coded Character sheet for everyone by this morning. Feel free to post your characters in here. We're all adults so I don't think we have to worry about metagaming being a problem. :)

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 01:11:30 AM »
So are we going as a group to accomplish a goal or is this more sandbox?  Just wondering if we should all sort of work to have our characters compliment each other and work their histories together.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2013, 01:17:45 AM »
Accomplishing a goal is the Raison d'etre so complimenting will be nice but since you're all being curtailed into this by the Imperial Advisor histories interlinking is less important.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 01:30:54 AM »
Well, I know that Buck will be playing a Kakita duelist.  That works well with the notion I have for a Doji courtier that will be walking the line of honorable appearance and necessary dealings.  I also know Delusions was talking about a Daidoji yojimbo which would also be good since the duelist is more about answering challenges of honor, while the yojimbo is for more down in the dirt work.  I am curious if the Daidoji would also be taking up the Daidoji reputation for less savory things as this would lend a different aspect for the group as well.

Also Marie, have you looked at the Mantis courtier?  If Brave wants more Major Clan involvement then that courtier school might be similar enough to the Tortoise.

Songbird, I think we are lacking a Scorpion Courtier.  Honestly it could be funny if we could play our courtiers as "good cop, bad cop."  The Scorpion almost manufacturing problems that my Doji could come in suddenly with a perfect solution.

Fiver are you still interested in shugenja?  I don't think anyone else has shown an interest in that yet.

As for the Herald..well..we can always use a member of the Imperial family.

If I didn't include anyone in my suggestions and inquiries it wasn't to be malicious.  Trying to kind of start up the talk and complimenting of each other.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013, 01:37:50 AM »
Fiver are you still interested in shugenja?  I don't think anyone else has shown an interest in that yet.

Oh? I hadn't noticed. I had kind of settled on Courtier, but I'll switch it to Shugenja in that case. I've been kind of craving that sort of character, since I've done it only once before.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2013, 01:53:18 AM »
Yeah a Daidoji Scout or a Tsuruchi  would be more than welcome for Low Honor Get things done character

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2013, 01:56:38 AM »
Oh no hun, if you are craving the courtier than please do so! 

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013, 02:13:57 AM »
Courtiers are always welcome in this game. :)

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2013, 08:01:10 AM »
Well, I know that Buck will be playing a Kakita duelist.  That works well with the notion I have for a Doji courtier that will be walking the line of honorable appearance and necessary dealings.  I also know Delusions was talking about a Daidoji yojimbo which would also be good since the duelist is more about answering challenges of honor, while the yojimbo is for more down in the dirt work.  I am curious if the Daidoji would also be taking up the Daidoji reputation for less savory things as this would lend a different aspect for the group as well.
Actually, I have an idea for an Artisan with ranks of Perceived Honor who would take up some of the less-than-scrupulous work, ferreting out secrets and such whilst being your peaceful, harmless little gift factory.  Though I may go with a Doji Magistrate with similar traits instead.

Remember, you don't need to come from a low-honor school/clan to be a skulduggerous bitch. :P

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2013, 11:52:19 AM »
I was actually thinking that last night, about having a Kakita artisan with the group and how useful that might be.  As for a low-honor school, not required no but certain ones give nice bonuses.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2013, 11:59:17 AM »
Songbird, I think we are lacking a Scorpion Courtier.  Honestly it could be funny if we could play our courtiers as "good cop, bad cop."  The Scorpion almost manufacturing problems that my Doji could come in suddenly with a perfect solution.

LOL! That's an awesome idea! :D Scorpion Courtier it is, then! ;D

B.E. - Would the players be able to control any of the NPCs, or would they be strictly under your control? I'm thinking that my Scorpion Courtier would have a lot of contacts within the Scorpion Clan.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2013, 12:05:58 PM »
We could set it up so that the pair were setup as hostages together?  Perhaps spent some time in the loving care of the Crab or Unicorn Clan together?  So both being from Clans so refined and also so bent on manipulation, maybe they learned to pool their skill together and tug strings at their foreign court and protect one another.  Not sure if that works with the storyline BraveEarth has envisioned.

Was thinking too, if Delusion wanted to focus on the idealistic nature of her Daidoji she could be used as influence over the military.  Idealistic, honorable, beautiful warrior...brings much glory and useful pressure for whoever's retinue she is in.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 01:26:17 PM by Pumpkin Seeds »

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2013, 02:47:57 PM »
We could set it up so that the pair were setup as hostages together?  Perhaps spent some time in the loving care of the Crab or Unicorn Clan together?  So both being from Clans so refined and also so bent on manipulation, maybe they learned to pool their skill together and tug strings at their foreign court and protect one another.  Not sure if that works with the storyline BraveEarth has envisioned.

Was thinking too, if Delusion wanted to focus on the idealistic nature of her Daidoji she could be used as influence over the military.  Idealistic, honorable, beautiful warrior...brings much glory and useful pressure for whoever's retinue she is in.
Pretty much what I enviosened. Was thinking that her mother could have been a scorpion Junshin who had married off to Crane as an embarrasment.

Anyway, anyone wants a Yojimbo to trail them 24/7?

Was thinking of getting Rumor-monger disadvantage (:P) but decided against it.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2013, 02:57:45 PM »
Always a fan of L5R, but not sure what is desired.  Anyone have a list of what Clans/roles we have so far, and how we look on gender?  At the moment I am thinking of a shugenja.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 03:21:04 PM by kckolbe »

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2013, 03:35:09 PM »
Name Isawa Jubei
School / Rank Isawa Shugenja School Rank 1

Description / Background (Most of it is answered in the 20 questions at the bottom of this post.)

Isawa Jubei was born in the Phoenix capital, and grew up being trained as a Shugenja. He is an average-sized young man, favoring a lean runner's build over the built-up bushi. He has dark hair, the beginnings of a goatee, and brown eyes. He suffers from epilepsy, and is strangely ashamed of its effect on him. Growing up with the condition has led him to be slightly more sheltered, fostering two traits that make Jubei into an individual rather than "another phoenix Shugenja." He is idealistic ─ believing the best in everyone, with few exceptions, and easily trusts others. He is also cautious, patient, and thinks about what he's going to say before he says it.

Insight: 122 (Rank 1)

Earth 2  (2/3)
Water 2 (2/2)
Fire 2 (2/4)
Air  3 (3/3)
Void 2


Initiative: Base: 4k3


TN to be hit: 20



Wounds: Current -
Healthy (+0): 10 (0)
Nicked (+3): 4 (0)
Grazed (+5): 4 (0)
Hurt (+10): 4 (0)
Injured (+15): 4 (0)
Crippled (+20): 4 (0)
Down (+40): 4 (0)
Out : 4 (0)

Skills:
Skill (Emphasis): Rank – Attribute
Meditation: 2 ─ Void
Calligraphy (Cipher): 1 ─ Intelligence
Lore (Theology): 1 ─ Intelligence
Lore (Spirit Realms): 1 ─ Intelligence
Investigation: 1 ─ Perception
Kyujutsu: 2 ─ Reflexes
Sincerity: 1 ─ Awareness


School Techniques / Spells
TECHNIQUES
Isawa's Gift

SPELLS (Water Affinity)
Commune (All Rings) Mastery 1
Sense (All Rings) Mastery 1
Summon (All Rings) Mastery 1
Bo of Water (Water Ring) Mastery 1
Reflections of Pan-Ku (Water Ring) Mastery 1
Path to Inner Peace (Water Ring) Mastery 1
By the Light of the Moon (Air Ring) Mastery 1
Tempest of Air (Air Ring) Mastery 1
Extinguish (Fire Ring) Mastery 1
Armor of Earth (Earth Ring) Mastery 1

Katas / Kihos

Advantages: Wealthy

Disadvantages: Unlucky (Rank 2); Epilepsy; Idealistic

Heritage

Outfit: (Owns 3 Kimonos; 2 Kataginu; 3 Hakama; 2 Haori; 1 Straw Hat; is rarely seen without his fan, with a black field decorated by sakura flowers)

Honour: 4.5
Glory: 1
Status: 1
Taint: 0

XP Spent: 50/40 (10 points in Disads)

1. The Phoenix2. Isawa 3. Shugenja 4. Jubei has dark hair in the Samurai style, and is seemingly constantly at ease and smiling. Jubei talks very little, but when he speaks it's obvious he has thought it through extensively. 5. Jubei is motivated by his want for recognition as a samurai.
6. Jubei trusts very easily, but of all others he trusts his Daimyo the most. 7. Jubei believes his strength lies in his patience and ability to plan ahead. He feels that his weakness is that he is a poor fighter. (His stats and skills reflect his poor fighting ability. He is a strong Water caster, dabbling in Air.) 8. Jubei believes Sincerity the most important tenet of Bushido, but often has trouble discerning courage from naivete.9. Jubei trusts his Daimyo the most out of all others, and subscribes to his Daimyo's opinion (at least in public) in all things.10. Jubei is, as yet, unmarried, and with no arrangements made.
11. Jubei looks down on the Scorpion, believing them to violate his favorite tenet of Sincerity. 12. Jubei would answer that his Daimyo deserves his loyalty.13. Jubei's favorite things are stories, including histories of the Empire. He also adores music in all its forms. Jubei dislikes blood, though, and the feelings that precede his epileptic seizures. 14. Jubei touches his nose when he's uncomfortable, and talks even less when he's angry or terse. Most often, he idly rubs his right thumb on his right index finger, increasing the speed of this motion as he becomes anxious or afraid. 15. Jubei is rather emotional for a samurai, yet quite reserved in his interactions. He has been described as "A cautious idealist." He is quick to smile and laugh, and angered by rudeness, aggressive behavior, or lying.
16. Jubei is forgiving, and understanding, but doles out punishments as needed, feeling it a part of his duty as a leader. He subscribes to a "praise in public, punish in private" attitude, however. 17. Jubei is distant with his father, and familiar with his mother. His father thinks he's young, and a fool, and waits for a time when Jubei will become more like him: paranoid, cynical, and methodical. His mother feels similarly, but appreciates her son's idealism and drive for success. Both are confused by him, and are still easily frightened by his seizures.  18. Jubei intends to become Champion of the Void19. Jubei attends to his religion like duty, and unadmittedly likes Air Kami more than others. 20. Jubei will avoid death, but that does not mean he will submit to cowardice. He views death almost as a failure to fulfill his duty to self, clan, and empire. When his time comes, he will fight it, but come without hesitation if it means successfully fulfilling his duty.[/size]
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 05:45:00 PM by Fiver214 »

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »
Double-post, but let me know if something needs to be fixed. Was strangely unsure about what to put for "Heritage". Do you mean his parents, or his ancestors, or his family?

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2013, 04:54:18 PM »
You can't take void spells unless you take Ishiken-do and you don't have a listed affinity.  You can take second-level spells of your affinity.

Anyways, for Kakita Artisan, would you be willing to either rule that Perform: Storytelling covers story writing as well, or allow Artisan: Writing to be added to the Kakita Artisan list of options?  I'd like to live the rockstar double life of a celebrity pillowbook artist/secret agent. :P

Also, for a Servant, would you allow Calligraphy as the Artisan skill for an Artisan?  I need someone to write pretty to spread my pillowbooks.
Always a fan of L5R, but not sure what is desired.  Anyone have a list of what Clans/roles we have so far, and how we look on gender?  At the moment I am thinking of a shugenja.
This game is shaping up to be positively Cranetastic, to the point it's shorter to list the Crane schools we don't have.

Asahina Shugenja, Daidoji Scout (though this one, we should probably keep that way), Doji Magistrate.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 05:01:50 PM by Katina Tarask »

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2013, 05:33:08 PM »
You can't take void spells unless you take Ishiken-do and you don't have a listed affinity.  You can take second-level spells of your affinity.

Anyways, for Kakita Artisan, would you be willing to either rule that Perform: Storytelling covers story writing as well, or allow Artisan: Writing to be added to the Kakita Artisan list of options?  I'd like to live the rockstar double life of a celebrity pillowbook artist/secret agent. :P



Funnily enough, I was planning on takin 2 ranks in writing for my Daidoji, so she can write a pillow book about all the juicy lives of her charges.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »
You can't take void spells unless you take Ishiken-do and you don't have a listed affinity.  You can take second-level spells of your affinity.

Woops. Fixed. Never saw the rule for Void, but it's meh. Added affinity (which is water) but I'm purposely choosing not to take any higher mastery for the affinity quite yet.

Thanks for catchin' it.

I think so far we have something like 2-3 Crane, with one being a duelist. A Phoenix shugenja, and two undecideds? Not entirely sure on that count though.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 05:47:44 PM by Fiver214 »

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 05:50:46 PM »
I don't mind Doji magistrates, but is the story supposed to center around Crane or are other Clans equally welcome?

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 05:56:56 PM »
Woops. Fixed. Never saw the rule for Void, but it's meh. Added affinity (which is water) but I'm purposely choosing not to take any higher mastery for the affinity quite yet.
That rule for void spells is in a really obscure place.
Quote


I think so far we have something like 2-3 Crane, with one being a duelist. A Phoenix shugenja, and two undecideds? Not entirely sure on that count though.

4 Cranes actually.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2013, 06:05:00 PM »
I don't mind Doji magistrates, but is the story supposed to center around Crane or are other Clans equally welcome?

All clans are welcome. Crane seems to be more popular is all.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2013, 06:25:43 PM »
I don't mind Doji magistrates, but is the story supposed to center around Crane or are other Clans equally welcome?
It's probably going to be centered around the Crane simply by virtue of numbers at this point.  Probably best to embrace it.  You will be assimilated by the Crane.  Your martial and artistic distinctiveness will be added to our own...

Wait, no, that's the Mantis.
Funnily enough, I was planning on takin 2 ranks in writing for my Daidoji, so she can write a pillow book about all the juicy lives of her charges.
So that begs the question, are we writing partners or rivals in crime?

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »
Thanks.  I might play another Clan but my char will have Crane heritage.  Fiver, what element is your shugenja?

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2013, 06:49:08 PM »
There's also the option of being married into the Crane.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2013, 06:51:25 PM »
So that begs the question, are we writing partners or rivals in crime?

Well surely not rivals as my poor simple Bushi would stand no chance.

No I am entertaining idea of my character being a fan instead :P

By the way, which board will this game end up in?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2013, 08:30:00 PM »
LOL! That's an awesome idea! :D Scorpion Courtier it is, then! ;D

B.E. - Would the players be able to control any of the NPCs, or would they be strictly under your control? I'm thinking that my Scorpion Courtier would have a lot of contacts within the Scorpion Clan.

Potentially OP in execution... I would say depends on your Allies advantages.

We could set it up so that the pair were setup as hostages together?  Perhaps spent some time in the loving care of the Crab or Unicorn Clan together?  So both being from Clans so refined and also so bent on manipulation, maybe they learned to pool their skill together and tug strings at their foreign court and protect one another.  Not sure if that works with the storyline BraveEarth has envisioned.

Was thinking too, if Delusion wanted to focus on the idealistic nature of her Daidoji she could be used as influence over the military.  Idealistic, honorable, beautiful warrior...brings much glory and useful pressure for whoever's retinue she is in.

Totally not what I was thinking but this is interesting.


Double-post, but let me know if something needs to be fixed. Was strangely unsure about what to put for "Heritage". Do you mean his parents, or his ancestors, or his family?

Heritage Tables from the Great clans books if you don't have that just post 2 d10 rolls.

I don't mind Doji magistrates, but is the story supposed to center around Crane or are other Clans equally welcome?


Story will not be centered around the Crane the first thing the party will be doing is 'ensuring' the Kaui get what is needed for the Scorpion Wall.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »
Well, I could always play a Crab if you want someone to represent them, though I was thinking of a Kitsu shugenja. 

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2013, 08:36:36 PM »
Made the roll using E's dicebot. 1 and 10 [total of 11].

Also, my character's a Water Affinity. It's shown in the Spells area of his sheet.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2013, 08:47:02 PM »
Oh, thought he was air.  No sense in us both being water shugenjas.  In that case, I will go with a Komori Shugenja and show the minor clans a little love.  They are a brand new Clan, so maybe the Crane are making an attempt at any easy alliance by including them.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2013, 08:56:59 PM »
Oh, thought he was air.  No sense in us both being water shugenjas.  In that case, I will go with a Komori Shugenja and show the minor clans a little love.  They are a brand new Clan, so maybe the Crane are making an attempt at any easy alliance by including them.

Directed at kckolbe, but for anyone really: don't be afraid to contact me via one of the IM services I've displayed on E. If I'm online, I'm usually free to talk.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2013, 09:00:49 PM »
I think you missed my questions, Brave.
Anyways, for Kakita Artisan, would you be willing to either rule that Perform: Storytelling covers story writing as well, or allow Artisan: Writing to be added to the Kakita Artisan list of options?  I'd like to live the rockstar double life of a celebrity pillowbook artist/secret agent. :P

Also, for a Servant, would you allow Calligraphy as the Artisan skill for an Artisan?  I need someone to write pretty to spread my pillowbooks.
Oh, thought he was air.  No sense in us both being water shugenjas.  In that case, I will go with a Komori Shugenja and show the minor clans a little love.  They are a brand new Clan, so maybe the Crane are making an attempt at any easy alliance by including them.
The Asahina are air! :P

(And I think Brave wants to focus on the great clans.)

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2013, 09:18:33 PM »
Okay.  Gonna go a simpler route and just play a Unicorn courtier.  He will have a focus on games, and am still fleshing out the rest.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2013, 09:22:50 PM »
That seems less simple. ^^U

Anyways, 10, 7.  +1 Investigation, Contrary.

Is that applied at the beginning or at the end?

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2013, 09:48:39 PM »
Delusion have you given thought to an Ikoma bard?

Also, a Crab courtier or a Mantis might be better Kckolbe.  I do not think we have anyone really representing the commerce area of politics just yet.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 09:51:32 PM by Pumpkin Seeds »

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2013, 09:54:47 PM »
The Ide are as commercial as either.  Particularly the... Caravan Master, I believe, from Strongholds of the Empire.  It's a rank 1 path, meaning it can be taken at creation.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2013, 09:56:12 PM »
Yes...but they smell like horses and wear animal skin.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2013, 10:01:53 PM »
We shall be sure to give the poor barbarian a proper bath and a decent pair of clothes.

(Or, if the Ide be a gentleman, instruct a male peasant to give the poor barbarian a proper bath, and put him in a decent pair of clothes.)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 10:02:55 PM by Katina Tarask »

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2013, 10:04:37 PM »
~gasps at Pumpkin Seeds~  I can make him a little more commerce friendly.  I gave him Int 3, Commerce 1 and Daikoku's Blessing (+1k1 to commerce rolls).  Would that work?  Aside from that, he is an adequate courtier, decent at various forms of showing off, and a capable performer of tea ceremonies, so at least he can help recharge void points.

And Katina, the path is rank 2.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2013, 10:06:16 PM »
There IS a rank 1 path somewhere to that effect.  Let me find it.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2013, 10:07:37 PM »
My shugenja is laughably unsuited to court life. I'm gonna have so much fun roleplaying this guy as the wide-eyed idealist, innocently thinking no one is lying to him.

Or should I change him?

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2013, 10:09:02 PM »
With the Scorpion and the Crane courtiers there, we can field most of your courtier needs.  Commerce though makes the world go round.  We also do need military pressure since an agreement without consequences is worthless.  Unicorn have a lovely reputation for martial prowess.

I am thinking of making Doji Kiyomi's husband be an affluent Kakita artisan.  I was wondering if you wanted to link the characters in that fashion Katina?

Kiyomi would love to meet him and guide him through court.  Perhaps a few words and she could see someone with his forthright idealism move onto the Elemental Council (hope I got that one right).  Always can use friends in high places with the spirits :P
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 10:10:43 PM by Pumpkin Seeds »

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »
Daidoji and Kakita cover military pretty well.

And I'm looking at Ide Caravan Master on page 61 of Strongholds of the Empire.  It is rank 1, requiring Commerce 2.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2013, 10:11:39 PM »
Not really.  People don't fear the Crane military as much as their courtiers.  People fear the Unicorn, the Crab and the Lion military.  We don't actually want to start a war, but no reason we cannot make someone think we are willing to do so.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #75 on: March 11, 2013, 10:16:04 PM »
We can subtly suggest that someone may or may not remember a certain Daidoji organization's methods.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2013, 10:16:43 PM »
Start a war, not an inquisition!

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2013, 10:18:32 PM »
Inquisition?  Nonsense, we're not allying ourselves with the Kuni or anything.  Though the possibility that there may be some Harriers left is quite scary.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #78 on: March 11, 2013, 10:18:59 PM »
Thanks Katina.  I will go with that path.  Unfortunately, that means my char can't say whatever he wants and get away with it, but commerce could come in handy.  With that AND Daikoku's Blessing, he would have a commerce roll of 7k5. 

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #79 on: March 11, 2013, 10:20:05 PM »
Very nice.  You can make sure to get me the finest kimono at the best price.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2013, 10:21:23 PM »
Maybe if he gets to watch her try it on.  ~grins~

By the way, thanks to everyone who weighed in and helped me figure out which way to go with him.  I was worried that he would be useless, and am glad he will have at least one function.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2013, 10:28:51 PM »
*Thwacks the Unicorn with a fan.*

"Manners, Ide-san."
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 11:11:22 PM by Katina Tarask »

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2013, 10:56:03 PM »
Come now Kakita-san.  He is only a barbarian and knows little better.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2013, 11:01:49 PM »
This will be fun.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2013, 11:13:35 PM »
Indeed, Pumpkin-san.  A barbarian to be taught, in much the same way his kind teaches those dogs they are so fond of.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2013, 11:23:55 PM »
A fan snaps out suddenly with a beautiful display of a simple tree whose branches reach outward to the setting sun.  Beneath the tree a lone crane stands basking in the glory of the sun's majesty while awaiting the cool breeze of the moon's arrival.  Though painted in the soft colors of white and blue, the glory of the sun is given over toward the colors of a passionate end.  Eyes painted and demure peer at the Unicorn over the edge of the fan.  A slight gesture is given as if cooling herself from the warm weather.

"So harsh my friend.  Do be mindful that some dogs are best brought to heel with other methods.  Come along now we will miss the night's festivities."

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2013, 11:41:27 PM »
How are we handing Heritage rolls?

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2013, 11:43:11 PM »
The walk begins as the artist admires her handiwork in the magnificent fan before unfolding her own sister fan in a slower, more deliberate action.  Made immediately after the one her companion bears, this one is of the rising sun gathers its light at the edges, shining down on a slumbering crane about to stir.  This folded piece of paper forms an impenetrable barrier of manners behind which comes the conspiratorial tone of the gossip.

"It pleases me that you favor my gift, though I must insist on my methods.  At worst, I break the beast, but he is still useful.  The softer approach may end with our poor hound full of himself.  Or perhaps my dear Doji-san full of himself.  Night's festivities indeed."

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2013, 03:09:22 AM »
Made the roll using E's dicebot. 1 and 10 [total of 11].

Also, my character's a Water Affinity. It's shown in the Spells area of his sheet.

While researching powerful new magics, your ancestor disappeared in a l ash of light, taking his notes with him. The Kitsu
have determined his soul never made it to Meido. No one has been able to duplicate his work or determine where he has gone.
Your family is obsessed with hunting for him; you gain the Consumed by Knowledge Disadvantage

That seems less simple. ^^U

Anyways, 10, 7.  +1 Investigation, Contrary.

Is that applied at the beginning or at the end?
Unicorn Right?

Your ancestor was a highly successful merchant in foreign lands. You inherited a strange artifact from him, but no one has
any idea what it does.

How are we handing Heritage rolls?

If you have the Heritage Tables in The Great Clans book you can do them yourself I'm merely helping those that do not have access.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2013, 03:17:11 AM »
You can't take void spells unless you take Ishiken-do and you don't have a listed affinity.  You can take second-level spells of your affinity.

Anyways, for Kakita Artisan, would you be willing to either rule that Perform: Storytelling covers story writing as well, or allow Artisan: Writing to be added to the Kakita Artisan list of options?  I'd like to live the rockstar double life of a celebrity pillowbook artist/secret agent. :P

Also, for a Servant, would you allow Calligraphy as the Artisan skill for an Artisan?  I need someone to write pretty to spread my pillowbooks.This game is shaping up to be positively Cranetastic, to the point it's shorter to list the Crane schools we don't have.

Asahina Shugenja, Daidoji Scout (though this one, we should probably keep that way), Doji Magistrate.

If you want a writer I would suggest a combination of Artisan Poetry, Perform: Oratory and Perform: Storytelling. But I would allow Poetry to include writing.  As for Servants as long as you aren't trying to get them to be breaking ciphers I see no problem with that.


I will say we are lacking Bushi and I kind of wanted to see (not expecting just wanted) a Mantis, or Crab.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2013, 06:09:08 AM »
I got a weird heritage result.  "7, 10 Your ancestor met a jinn while wandering the Burning Sands. They had a long and fruitful affair. You occasionally have
strange urges and odd dreams…"

I am also willing to modify him slightly to allow him to take up more of a bushi role as we progress.  He is very moldable.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 06:34:50 AM by kckolbe »

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2013, 08:30:16 AM »
Do we have to roll Heritage? I hate to be this blunt, but it is the second worst character creation system I have ever seen. The worst was of course FATAL and even that one didn't have random rolls affect characters personality IIRC.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2013, 10:23:52 AM »
Unicorn Right?

Your ancestor was a highly successful merchant in foreign lands. You inherited a strange artifact from him, but no one has
any idea what it does.
No.  Crane.  And I told you what it does; +1 Investigation, Contrary.  Does that +1 apply at the beginning or the end?

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2013, 11:22:14 AM »
By the way, as I was considering my character's weaknesses, I thought of a disadvantage that I am not sure how to handle mechanically.  I would like him to be easier to read, as his facial expressions give him away.  I was thinking of a disadvantage called Easy Read, and gives opponents +1k1 to determine desires and such.  Would that sound good for a 2 point disadvantage?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2013, 03:39:04 PM »
No.  Crane.  And I told you what it does; +1 Investigation, Contrary.  Does that +1 apply at the beginning or the end?
End for the Contray Disadvantage beginning for the Rank

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2013, 03:55:25 PM »
Do we have to roll Heritage? I hate to be this blunt, but it is the second worst character creation system I have ever seen. The worst was of course FATAL and even that one didn't have random rolls affect characters personality IIRC.

You do have to in this game. I don't understand what you mean by a bad character gen. The Heritage Tables are a gamble yes. If you are really displeased then you can re roll once. Throwing a bit of random into a very unrandom character creation won't kill everything.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #96 on: March 12, 2013, 04:53:37 PM »
You do have to in this game. I don't understand what you mean by a bad character gen. The Heritage Tables are a gamble yes. If you are really displeased then you can re roll once. Throwing a bit of random into a very unrandom character creation won't kill everything.

Well bit of randomness isn't bad. What I dislike is when character personality can be determinated randomly. Besides some of those (most actually) have really flimsy logic.

Anyway I rolled 6 and 5 which allows me to buy precise memory for 2 less points, which I won't take anyway so it doesn't matter really.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #97 on: March 12, 2013, 05:09:00 PM »
Well, you dodged a bullet there.  Good job. 

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #98 on: March 12, 2013, 05:15:56 PM »
Well, you dodged a bullet there.  Good job.

Heavy armour is usefull!

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #99 on: March 12, 2013, 05:46:55 PM »
Are there any GM advised purchases for Allies and/or Darling of the Court?

Such as any particular groups you would recommend or advise us to be familiar with dealing with in your game?

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2013, 06:23:43 PM »
Also, what do you think about Secret Lover disadvantage?

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2013, 07:15:27 PM »
And on Pumpkin's note, where are we starting and what are we doing beyond "politics?"

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2013, 08:42:34 PM »
Pumpkin I thought about it long and hard for the initial task I'm going to say Crane, Crab, Mantis and Scorpion.

Delusions, It's absolutely frightening. Think of it like an extremely jealous stalker who you aren't aware of but is always watching you.

Katina Tarask, you will be starting in the Imperial City Toshi Ranbo all your characters have received summons from the Imperial Herald and Miya Daimyo Shoin. There he will denote the first task you will help the Empire in its ongoing reconstruction.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 03:54:27 AM by BraveEarth »

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2013, 02:48:23 AM »
Letting you all know I'll be gone starting Wednesday (3/13) on until Monday-ish (3/18). I'll be gone because I'll be out of town, not because I lost interest. If the roleplay starts before I'm back, I'll just catch up so no worries.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #104 on: March 13, 2013, 06:41:38 AM »
  I'll bring in a Hiruma scout if I'm not too late?

  I'm very open to sugestions and requests, but my first thought is a severe, professional woman with a secret weakenss for romantic pillow books.  :) 

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #105 on: March 13, 2013, 06:54:46 AM »
Okay so would a Shiba Bushi be welcomed in this crew?

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2013, 08:07:08 AM »

Delusions, It's absolutely frightening. Think of it like an extremely jealous stalker who you aren't aware of but is always watching you.



Oh I what it does. I was just asking if its ok for me to take it. And wether you want to choose/design/run that npc etc? ^^

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2013, 11:37:24 AM »
I have a couple of versions of my character done, basically depends on whether or not anything other than commerce is *needed* from him.  I can make him a passable archer or make him able to do tea ceremonies, or just start him off with less points and let him develop quickly.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2013, 04:36:13 PM »
Pumpkin or Katina, since you are both Crane non-bushi, would either of you want a Yojimbo?

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2013, 04:45:01 PM »
Well figured we would all be together as a retinue.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
That works for me aswell.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2013, 05:10:59 PM »
In all honesty I would love if each courtier could at least have working ties to all non-courtier characters.  Since this is mainly a political game this would serve to give each character at least someone with interest in their political survival that can handle things, as well as giving the courtiers people that can ensure their physical well being.  Also this gives meaning for everyone being there as they are accompanying a courtier and also each of the courtiers should have a working familiarity with each other.

Hope that makes sense cause it sounded better in my head.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2013, 07:59:09 PM »
Name Iuchi Liang
School / Rank Ide Emissary Rank 1 (Ide Trader Path)

Description / Background

Insight: 128

Earth  2 (Stamina  / Willpower )
Water  2 (Strength  / Perception )
Fire 2 (Agility 2 / Intelligence 3)
Air  3 (Reflexes 3 / Awareness 3) 12
Void 2


Initiative: 4k3


TN to be hit: 20
Attack roll w/Weapon: 6k3, reroll 1s


Wounds: Current -
Healthy (+0): 10
Nicked (+3): 14
Grazed (+5): 18
Hurt (+10): 22
Injured (+15): 26
Crippled (+20): 30
Down (+40): 34
Out : 38

Skills:
Skill (Emphasis): Rank – Attribute
Calligraphy: 1 - Awareness
Commerce: 3 - Intelligence 6
Courtier: 2 - Awareness 2
Etiquette (Conversation): 1 - Awareness
Horsemanship: 2 - Agility 2
Sincerity (Honesty): 1 - Awareness
Kyujutsu 3 (Yumi): - Reflexes 8

Games-Go: 1 - Intelligence 1
Artisan: Painting: 1 - Awareness 1
Athletics 1 - Strength 1
Craft: Bowyer 1 - Intelligence 1
Investigation 1 - Perception 1

School Techniques / Spells
Technique: A true master of the caravan path can forge lasting bonds
with his customers, and has reaped the rewards of his travels.
You gain a bonus of +1k1 on all Commerce Skill Rolls.
You also gain this bonus on all Social Skill Rolls made
with your customers. You gain one level of the Wealthy
Advantage and one instance of the Way of the Land Advantage
for free.

Katas / Kihos

Advantages: Wealthy 2 (0), Way of the Land (City of the Rich Frog) (0), Daikoku's Blessing (4), Ancestor: Shinjo (8), Luck (3)

Disadvantages: Compulsion (Competition) (2), Gaijin Name (2), Can't Lie (2), Easy Read (1k0 penalty to all social rolls, and others are able to read his expressions more easily than most (4)

Heritage7, 10 Your ancestor met a jinn while wandering the Burning Sands. They had a long and fruitful affair. You occasionally have
strange urges and odd dreams…  (From BraveEarth)"Well I'm thinking sorts of dreams between really erotic yet utterworldly and the sort of again near prophetic but kind of metaphorical dreams Also maybe dreams of indentured servitude"

Outfit: Extravagant Clothing, Wakizashi, Yumi, Calligraphy Set, Traveling Pack, 4 koku
Traveling Pack: Miniature go set, set of dice, small knife, tea set, tatami mat, bottle of sake, coin purse, week's rations, spare kimono and sandals, bottle of water
Other: Bowyer's kit (2 bu), Quiver (20 zeni), 10 Willow Leaf Arrows (2 koku), 2 Flesh Cutter Arrows (2 koku) 10 Armor Piercing Arrows (4 koku), 2 Humming Bulb Arrows (2 koku), 2 Rope Cutter Arrows (6 bu)

Honour: 5.5
Glory: 1.0
Status: 1.0
Taint: 0.0

XP Spent: 40

1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Unicorn.
2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Iuchi.
3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A COURTIER?
Courtier.
4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
His build is what one would expect of a courtier.  He is unimposing in build, of average height, and has calm eyes.  He has a childlike smile.
5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
He has none.  There are things he would like to do, such as see the Kaeru back with the Unicorn or at least on their own.  He would like to maybe be a high-ranking magistrate one day.  Nothing really drives him, though.
6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
There isn't a one person.  He is generally quite trusting, though, provided there is no reason for suspicion.  He tends to give benefit of the doubt.
7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
He is very positive, and, for a courtier, at least, courageous without being too confident.  Either that or his skills with commerce.  His weakness might be that he is quite average, perhaps even less than average, for a samurai, since skill at commerce is not celebrated.  Also, he sometimes fails to understand the true gravity of some situations.
8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
He places the most stock in honesty, which is something many of his school also believe.  He has trouble with courtesy at times, at it seems to conflict with honesty.
9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HIS CLAN?
Liang is proud to be part of one of, if not the most, versatile Clans in Rokugan.  They have it all, and he finds that wonderful.  He tries to be versatile as well.
10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
No OOC plans for marriage, but willing to discuss if another player is interested.
11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
He bears the Lion some resentment for taking the Kaeru's status away from them.
12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
He is most loyal to the Unicorn
13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
He loves competition above all else, whether it be a game of go, or artistic expression, or even sparring.  His least favorite thing might be being stuck doing any one thing (maybe other than competing) for long periods of time.
14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
His facial expressions give him away frequently, and sometimes he daydreams.
15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
He is able to withhold judgement in most cases, as he is a naturally kind man.  However, he generally tends to give away about everything else.
16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?
If anything, he is too lenient.
17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIM?
   (Waiting for another player to coordinate parentage)                                                     
18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
He has no overarching ambition.  He would like to be a magistrate, maybe even Amethyst Champion, but this is a dream more than driving motivator
19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
He makes a token effort toward religion, but it is not very important to him and his faith has not been tested.  He believes that he believes though.
20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
Likely in combat that is more serious than he thinks.  He will make a foolish mistake against a superior foe.[/size]
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 05:51:24 PM by kckolbe »

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #113 on: March 14, 2013, 07:15:42 AM »
Strike my last. I got sick, so I'll be here.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2013, 08:07:49 AM »
  Hey, brave.  :)  Before I finish off Natsuke, may I have an ancestor's roll? 

  Anyone need a Yojimbo? 

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2013, 01:10:58 PM »
I think the Crab should go with the Unicorn delegation.  Also Marie there is a Phoenix shugenja so your Phoenix bushi can ride with them.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #116 on: March 14, 2013, 01:20:41 PM »
Okay so would a Shiba Bushi be welcomed in this crew?


Yupyup. Shugenja here!

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2013, 01:25:10 PM »
Also Fiver, maybe you should be in the Scorpion retinue?  Would be humorous if you had this cheerful and idealistic shugenja right next to the snake next...the bodguard knows how dangerous this is but does the shugenja?

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #118 on: March 14, 2013, 02:55:28 PM »
So, just to see if this is all correct so far, we'll start in 3 groups.

Group 1: Pumpkin Seeds, BigBuckBob, OfDelusions, Katina Tarask

Group 2: Marie Reynolds, Songbird, Fiver214

Group3: kckolbe, Muse

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2013, 05:43:05 PM »
This is what I have thus far.

Name Daidoji Koi
School / Rank
Daidoji Iron Warrior / 1
Description / Background

Insight: 123

Earth  ( 3 / 2 )
Water  (2  / 3 )
Fire (3/ 2 )
Air  (2  / 2 )
Void 2


Initiative: 3k2


TN to be hit: 25
 


Wounds: Current -
Healthy (+0): 10
Nicked (+3): 17
Grazed (+5): 24
Hurt (+10): 31
Injured (+15): 38
Crippled (+20): 45
Down (+40): 52
Out : 59

Skills:
Skill (Emphasis): Rank – Attribute
Kenjutsu (Katana): 4 - Agility
Iajitsu: 3 - Reflexes
Battle: 1 - Perception
Kyujutsu: 2 - Reflexes
Defense: 2 - Reflexes
Investigation (notice): 3 - Perception

Sincerity: 2 - Awareness
Etiquette: 2 - Awareness
Courtier: 2 - Awareness
Artisan(Poetry) 2- Awareness

School Techniques / Spells
Voice of honor:
(Honor-4) to Wounds. +1k0 to all attackrolls in attack stance.
Katas / Kihos

Advantages:
Virtous
Disadvantages:
Idealistic
Bad fortune (secret lover)
Dark fate
2 point Phobia (dogs)
Heritage
Ancestor was a clerk.
Outfit:
Heavy armour is decorated with mixture of black and light blue and is motsly plain apart from the Crane mon on the chest plate. The mask of Kabuto is silvered and resembles face of a beatiful woman.
Her regular outfit is dark blue plain dark blue Hakama over white Kimono. She also has one extra silk kimono (with same color patterns as her armour) she uses for formal occasions.

Traveling pack: Spare Kimono, Chopsticks, Flint and tinder, Blanket, 3 Pillow books (one of which she is writing herself), Ink brush kit, Straw cloak, Week's rations, Lantern, Whet stone. 8 Koku

Weapons, Katana, Wakisashi.
Honour: 7.5
Glory: 1
Status: 1
Taint:
0
XP Spent: 50/40

1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Crane
2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
Daidoji
3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A COURTIER?
Bushi
4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
Koi is of medium height and while she is thin, her body is all sinew. She keeps her hair long and bleaches it white in style of her clan. She has rarely trouble keeping her On. She has Daidoji mon tattod to her wrist as is traditional in the family.
5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
To serve her clan and eventually become member of th Empress Guard, which has been her dream since she was a child
6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
Her mother, a scorpion Junshin hastily married to the Crane.
7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
Apart from her obvious martial strenght, she is she is competent in the ways of the court even if she prefers to remain silent when the clans courtiers are speaking. Also even if she is idealistic, she is not naive.
8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
To Koi, Bushido is everything. To her, the samurai's worth is measured by how he/she follows Bushido. 
9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HIS CLAN?
Koi sees Crane as the more honorable version of Scorpion. However she dislikes the way the clan occasionally acts outside the tenets of Bushido in both its manipulations and its methods of warfare.
10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
Koi is still unmarried but her family has recently hired a mathmaker to find her a husband. She is unhappy about that as she prefers women, but is ready to do her duty and doesn't complain.
11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
She has is distrustful of the scorpion because she knows what her mother wnet through for believing in bushido. Still she knows Junshin exist within the clan and is filling to give them benefit of doubt.
12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
Her clan
13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
Koi likes stories. She is an avid reader and always has atleast one book in her backbag. She hates dogs.
14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
She has habit of staring bit more than most find comfortable. She also keeps a pillow book as a sort of diary.
15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
Koi is usually rather sour and cynical, something which helps her keep her On.
16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?
Failure due to lack of ability can be excused. Failure to follow bushido cannot. She generally gives people second change though.
17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIM?
Koi's mother is proud that she managed to teach her daugther to value Bushido as highly as she does. Her father is more distant and has been posted as Yojimbo to a courtier in Dragon clan's lands for last few years. 
18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
To become part of the Empress Guard.
19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
While she respects and believes in both Fortunes and Shin Tao, she considers Bushido more important than either.
20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
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« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 06:58:54 AM by ofDelusions »

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2013, 06:04:18 PM »
Keep in mind that Idealist is an actual Disadvantage you can take as well.  Also you may want to take an Obligation which you can make toward either my character or Katina's.  I believe that is 5 points there, mixed with 3 from Bad Fortune is 8.  Then can take the 2 points in Phobia for dogs for 10.  Dark Fate is pretty bad, especially for someone that wants to be a guard of the Empress.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #121 on: March 14, 2013, 06:09:29 PM »
Firstly, I have Idealist, I just typed Dark fate twice for some reason. Maybe because Dark fate is awesome. From it you get Xp, many free lives and plot hook!

Could get Obligation to replace either it or Idealist maybe. (Idealist is is pretty bad for someone who uses Honor for both HP and armor when I get the Strenght of the Crane kata.

Edit: also didn't realise you could take Disadvantage like Obligation on other players.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 06:13:38 PM by ofDelusions »

Offline Kokaine

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #122 on: March 14, 2013, 06:12:04 PM »
If there's still room, Pumpkin is helping me work on a concept >.>

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #123 on: March 14, 2013, 06:22:44 PM »
Is that concept Crane? :P

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #124 on: March 14, 2013, 06:23:15 PM »
Phoenix.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #125 on: March 14, 2013, 06:26:32 PM »
Boo!

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #126 on: March 14, 2013, 06:33:10 PM »
There is nothing wrong with Phoenix, and last I remember they were the Crane's favorite Clan.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #127 on: March 14, 2013, 06:36:17 PM »
Yeah nothing wrong in our Gozoku allies.

..I didn't say that.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #128 on: March 14, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
:: thwaps her with a fan:: shhhh

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2013, 06:58:40 PM »
*Rubs her head* Damn forgot my helmet again.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2013, 07:17:08 PM »
*Gives Pumpkin tea.*  You're learning.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2013, 07:21:31 PM »
Courtiers....

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #132 on: March 14, 2013, 08:07:13 PM »
*Brandishes her fan at the bodyguard.*

Mind your place.  Your job is to be quiet, look pretty, and in the event of the attack, to lose your top in a rugged manner whilst keeping us from being harmed.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #133 on: March 14, 2013, 08:15:59 PM »
Losing my top would surely be highly improper.

*Put her fan-proof helm back on.*

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #134 on: March 14, 2013, 09:35:10 PM »
Not if it is both dramatically appropriate and in the line of duty.

*Swats her yojimbo in the tush with her fan for being contrary.*

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2013, 01:14:56 AM »
Huh that was the first Iron Warrior that I've seen that didn't wield a Yari/Polearm. I also have been talking with Swordsman18 who wants to join the game as a Kitsuki. I assume you're grouping the characters from Clans. Unicron, Crane and Phoenix.
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Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #136 on: March 15, 2013, 01:41:56 AM »
Not necessarily.  Mainly grouping them around the courtiers that we have.  Though I do think a head count probably needs to be done so we know who is still with the group.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #137 on: March 15, 2013, 04:02:33 AM »
I was going to do a sound off on Wednesday but I think now could work as well. Everyone still enthusiastic?

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #138 on: March 15, 2013, 04:02:57 AM »
Doji Courtier here.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #139 on: March 15, 2013, 05:24:47 AM »
1, 2.  :) 

Still here and interested.  This is what I have on Natsuki so far.  I meant to go with the ties to KC.  I've got a LOT of story still to flesh out on her, this is just bare bones.  (Oh, and I didn't realize you had a sheet template for us!) 

Name:      Hiruma Natsuke
Clan:      Crab
Family:   Hiruma
School:   Hiruma Bushi

EXP      40
Insight   130

Air:      2
--Reflexes:      3
--Awareness:   2

Earth:      3
--Stamina:      3
--Willpower      3

Fire:      2
--Agility      3
--Intelligence   2

Water:   2
--Strength      2
--Perception      2

Void:     2/2

Honor:      4.5
Glory:      0
Status:      1
Taint:         0

Advantages:
(1)  Absolute Direction
(2)  Karmic Ties: (KC’s Character)
(3)  Wary

Disadvantages:
--Cursed by the Realm: Gaki’do
--Fascination: Romance
--Haunted
--Lost Love: Daidoji Yasuhiro (Abundant Tranquility)

Skills: 
--Athletics (Strength)         1
--Hunting (Perception)         2
--Kenjutsu (Agility)         3      Katana
--Kyujutsu (Reflexes)         2
--Lore: Shadowlands         1
--Meditation    (Void)         1
--Stealth (Agility)            1

Skills, Other: 
--Battle (Perception)         1
--Courtier (Awareness)         1
--Etiquette (Awareness)         1
--Iaijutsu (Reflexes)         2
--Investigation (Perception)      2
--Jiujutsu               1
--Medicine (Intelligence)         1


Defensnse (Light Armor)      25
--Reduction:      3
Defense: Unarmored      20

Initiative:      4k3

Weapons: 
Righteous Soul Tempered by White Hot Flame (Kaiu Blade)
--Attack Stance:   7k3
--Daamge      5k3
--Special;      Ignore 2 Reduction

Wakasashi

Yumi
--Attack Stance   5k3
--Damage      4k2
--Range      250
--Amo:      20 Willow Leaf, 3 Humming Bulb


TECHNIQUES
RANK 1: TORCH’S FLAME FLICKERS
   The Hiruma learns to focus his strikes even while protecting himself, perfecting the penetrating quality of his blow without sacrificing his defense. While you assume the Attack Stance, you gain a bonus of +1k0 to the total of all attack rolls. You are skilled at survival and can make all food, water, and jade rations last twice as long for a number of people equal to your Hunting Skill Rank. 

Heritage: 
   Your ancestor was a Kaiu craftsman of singular skills.  One of his creations was passed on to you.  Unfortunately he was afflicted with too much Fire and sometimes didn't seem himself.  You gain the Sacred Weapon: Kaiu Blade Advantage for free, but the blade is afflicted with some manner of curse known only to your GM.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #140 on: March 15, 2013, 06:05:56 AM »
Unicorn courtier, side of archery

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #141 on: March 15, 2013, 06:58:21 AM »
Huh that was the first Iron Warrior that I've seen that didn't wield a Yari/Polearm.
Meh, Iron Warrior doesn't provide anything special for Polearms. I prefer swords in general.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #142 on: March 15, 2013, 09:41:23 AM »
Well, there is an ancestor you could take to get a free raise on spears.

And Kakita Artisan still present.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #143 on: March 15, 2013, 11:15:02 AM »
Pumpkin Seed gave me an idea. I'm gonna make a new character as a Kitsu Lion. Big changes coming. I'll edit my character post later on today to reflect those changes. This'll give you guys a military representative.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #144 on: March 15, 2013, 11:17:04 AM »
Glad to hear Fiver.  Kitsu was actually my first choice, so I am glad to see we will have one.  The technique will come in handy.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #145 on: March 15, 2013, 05:00:34 PM »
Look at the coolness pumpkin found me! 



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Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #146 on: March 15, 2013, 06:47:20 PM »
Ohh that's rather awesome. Who's the Artist?

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #147 on: March 15, 2013, 10:07:02 PM »
  I'm not sure.  They're borrowed from Deviant Art.  The top one is signed. 

  When I put these pictures up in Elliuki, I included a link to their original page in the "About" section. 

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #148 on: March 16, 2013, 08:33:59 AM »
After megacon I'll put my shiba
 together

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #149 on: March 16, 2013, 09:16:38 AM »
There will be a Phoenix for you to guard, no worries!

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #150 on: March 16, 2013, 05:05:35 PM »
So, a rules question: can I take that obligation disadvantage on other player (either Katina or Pumpkin)? And if so, which one of the mwould like to take it on?

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #151 on: March 16, 2013, 05:35:40 PM »
I wouldn't mind it as a tie in.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #152 on: March 16, 2013, 05:49:46 PM »
I do believe you can as a tie in though the obligation would probably be more toward their families than to the individual character.  As for which, I don't really know.  Obviously we both benefit from having a guard.  My character will attempt to gain you the greatest possible advantage since you are her acquaintence and then would owe her a favor anyway, so it's kinda up to your preference.  Guard the artist or the courtier.

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #153 on: March 16, 2013, 07:30:34 PM »
The artist will exploit you when the time comes.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #154 on: March 17, 2013, 03:32:45 AM »
So we are gaining a Dragon courtier?

Anyone heard from Songbird?

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #155 on: March 17, 2013, 03:52:49 AM »
I've not heard from Songbird but yes One Dragon Courtier extra Investigation.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #156 on: March 17, 2013, 06:59:21 AM »
How about BBB?  Any update there?

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #157 on: March 17, 2013, 12:19:55 PM »
I'll be making edits to my character sheet when I find time. Got wrapped up in watching the MLG streams: since I can't be there, might as well watch from home. I expect Monday will be the day, sometime in the afternoon.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #158 on: March 17, 2013, 01:29:37 PM »
So my choice is who will abuse me more? Works for me...

Anyway if BBB would be more close with Pumpkin's char (or I'd imagine Dueslist working a lot with Courtier) then I could go with Katina so to say.

Next question then is how did the obligation come to be.

Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #159 on: March 19, 2013, 01:27:48 PM »
I'll be making edits to my character sheet when I find time. Got wrapped up in watching the MLG streams: since I can't be there, might as well watch from home. I expect Monday will be the day, sometime in the afternoon.

I assume MLG is Major League Gaming. I could be assuming wrong but it's a fair guess. I'll be working with our Dragon Courtier on Friday so should see results around that time. Also just letting everyone know that I have been watching this thread and haven't died or contracted the plague.

Offline BigBuckBob

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #160 on: March 19, 2013, 05:53:52 PM »
Sorry, still paying attention.

I think what I worked out with Pumpkin is that she is married to my brother.

And my heritage table came up Ancestor rescued a kidnapped relative. Gain Major Ally from the Crane Clan and 3 points of glory.
So presumably my brother also has such an ally.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Name Kakita Onago
School / Rank Rank 1 Kakita Bushi
Description / Background
Insight:121
Earth2  (Stamina 2 / Willpower 2 )
Water 2 (Strength 2  / Perception 2 )
Fire 2(Agility 3 / Intelligence 2 )
Air 3 (Reflexes 4 / Awareness3 )
Void 2
Initiative:5k4
TN to be hit:25
Wounds: Current -38
Healthy (+0):28
Nicked (+3):24
Grazed (+5):20
Hurt (+10):16
Injured (+15):12
Crippled (+20):8
Down (+40):4
Out :0
Skills:
Skill (Emphasis): Rank – Attribute
Etiquette      1
Tea Ceremony   1
Courtier       1
Kenjutsu       1
Kyujutsu       1
Sincerity      1
Iajutsu(focus) 5
School Techniques / Spells
Katas / Kihos
Advantages:Luck
Disadvantages: Can't Lie / Obligation
Heritage Ancestor rescued a kidnapped relative. Gain Major Ally from the Crane Clan and 3 points of glory.
So presumably my brother also has such an ally.
Outfit:
Honour: 6
Glory: 4
Status: 1
Taint: 0
XP Spent:40
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Offline BraveEarthTopic starter

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #161 on: March 20, 2013, 02:44:01 AM »
And my heritage table came up Ancestor rescued a kidnapped relative. Gain Major Ally from the Crane Clan and 3 points of glory.
So presumably my brother also has such an ally.
Where is this? I'm looking at the Crane Table right now

Offline BigBuckBob

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #162 on: March 20, 2013, 09:44:54 PM »
Looking into it it appears I used an old version of the heritage tables.

Will find my book for correct ones.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #163 on: March 21, 2013, 10:01:59 PM »
I'm steppin' out of this before it really starts. Sorry ya'll, got really busy, and I can keep up with my other obligations, but I'm not sure if I could keep up with one more at this moment.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Legend of the Five Rings Interest thread.
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2013, 03:58:24 PM »
I am going to go ahead and bow out.