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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.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

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

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

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 »