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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.
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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.