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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2010, 11:11:20 AM »
Her head bowed in sorry, Mithlomwen said a silent prayer that both Kurzyk and the powers that be forgive her for her mistake.  "I am sorry."  She said softly, moving to stand by the window and stare out unseeingly at the scenery below. 

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2010, 11:15:59 AM »
"I'm sorry that we couldn't save you, Kurzyk." she whispered quietly from the balcony. As she felt her eyes well up with tears, she turned to her room, allowing her the privacy and quiet that she wished to mourn the death of a friend.

Offline Imogen

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2010, 12:24:13 PM »
Imogen bowed her head. "Kurzyk, you were a noble man and we have been blinded. Whether by random fate or treacherous intent shall remain to be seen. Rest in honor, Lord, and know you death will not have been in vain." She retreated and walked down the path towards the Lotus garden where she knelt by the pond and offered a floating candle to help Kurzyk's soul find its way home.

Offline LadySky

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2010, 12:40:50 PM »
Pain and sadness made her chest ache as she stared unseeingly at Minister Kurzyk's slain body. Living at court one learned quickly to accept death but no matter how much she saw she could not ever grow accustomed. Desire to live in peace on the countryside burned within her but she knew that until the true spies were located she had to remain and do her duty.

Hanging her head LadySky retreated to her private rooms, a long night of reflection ahead of her.

Offline FallenAngelNajdan

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2010, 03:24:11 PM »
He looked over what has happened. He could do nothing more but look down at his feet. The vote had made a mistake and killed one of the people trying to better this country. He looked around to see the faces of the people, looking for someone that seemed different, looking for the spies.

"I am sorry Kurzyk. These are hard times, and I will remember your sacrifice. I will find out who the spies are, and make sure your death is added to there list of crimes."


Offline Remiel

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2010, 11:59:05 PM »
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"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

Remiel donned appropriate attire of mourning in honor of Councilor Kurzyk, who had been a trusted and loyal servant of the Empire.  Although the Wolves had acted on the will of the Council, they had nevertheless spilled innocent blood, and thus suffered a stain on their souls.  As, too, did those who voted to condemn him.   At least Kurzyk was being buried in the traditional fashion, as appropriate to a dutiful and honorable soldier.  As the priests chanted their prayers to lift his spirit to Heaven, and as the mourners wailed,  Remiel quietly said:

"Kurzyk has fallen.
The sun will hide its visage.
A cold wind now blows."

Offline Kyrsa

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2010, 03:59:54 AM »
After saying a small prayer over the loss of Kurzyk, a loyal companion, Kyrsa retreated for the night.  She used her time to contemplate the direction they were taking.  The blindness of the court surprised and shocked her to the core, and she was no exception.  She prayed that they would all learn from this mistake, that Kurzyk’s death would have some meaning in the nights to come.   

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2010, 04:03:57 AM »
Afraid to show her face at Kurzyk's memorial service Xandi waited until all had floated their candles before she went to float a candle for the loss of Kurzyk. Blaming herself she despaired at what had happened.

Tears streaming down her face she realized that there really was no way of knowing who the Wei Spies were. The distress this brought to her was immeasurable. She prayed that before her death at least she could help take out some of the spies, it was the least she could do in the name of Kurzyk.

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 1]
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2010, 07:27:46 AM »
Ayme watched the procession on the water, her emerald gaze troubled, a frown marring her pale features.  She'd thought for sure she knew it was Kurzyk but now...
 
if it wasn't Kurzyk...then who?  She thought as her eyes grew unfocused, her vision turned inward.  She crossed her arms in front of her as though catching a chill and wobbled slightly, then looked out at the assembly, gauging their reactions to the death. 

Offline CaeliTopic starter

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2010, 02:39:56 PM »
Though unease and tension were thick at the Court, sleep was not something that could be avoided, as dusk fell and the stars came out in the sky. The innocent courtiers of the Imperial Court could only blame themselves for their mistake; and they hoped that, with Kurzyk gone, the Wei spies might lay low for a few days before striking again.

Unfortunately, the next morning dawned with another servant's horrified wail. Everyone clustered around one of rooms in the Palace, holding their breaths as doctors and servants slipped in and out. Finally, though, four imperial guards emerged with Beguile's Mistress.

It seemed that the Wei spies, far from wishing to lay low, had decided that time was of the essence, and had struck again.


  • aymelekT
  • Beguile's Mistress - Courtier, killed by Wei spies
  • FallenAngelNajdan
  • Iejir
  • Imogen
  • Kurzyk - Courtier, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind
  • Kyrsa
  • LadySky
  • Mithlomwen
  • Remiel
  • Ryven
  • Saffron
  • Stattick
  • Valerian
  • Xandi

There are 5 Courtiers, 1 Dragon General, 1 Minister of the Royal Archives, 1 Minister of the Treasury, 3 Wei Spies, and 2 Royal Twins remaining.


The second day has begun. Good luck, everyone. :-)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010, 03:01:00 PM by Caeli »

Offline FallenAngelNajdan

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2010, 03:20:38 PM »
As soon as he heard about the death of another one of the Courtier's, he knew that the Wei spies are on the move.

He remember who she had voted for the day before, and even if there was many other people in that vote with her, it could still mean something. Sitting in his chair, he spot up to the court.

"Yesterdays vote killed one of our own people. But in the end, he knew that his death was needed, a unfortunate but needed action. But today let me be the first to cast a vote. I am voting for Xandi. My thoughts about how quick she was to give her vote yesterday, have only gotten stronger with the death of  Beguile's Mistress. Yesterday she voted for Xandi, and today she is dead."

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2010, 03:37:42 PM »
After hearing of Beguile's untimely death, it only reinforced the deep feeling he had already felt.  A great divide had separated the court, and now actions were picking up where words had failed.  Given Kurzyk's death before, which he had had a part in bringing about, Ryven thought it best to cast his vote away from the others as to give him time to think and not succumb to the pressure of the pack.  The last thing they needed was a second wrongful death.

"Imogen." He simply said before tending his robe.

Offline LadySky

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2010, 03:43:14 PM »
Once again she sat silent by the pond, praying for her thoughts to settle so that she could make a better choice.

"After the pain of yesterday I cannot agree to vote for Xandi. I believe both she and Kurzyk were innocent, votes were all to easily placed on them both with too much haste. I cast my vote for Kyrsa and await a better choice to come along. Jumping on one victim swiftly will not aid us this day." after speaking she sat silent once again, pondering over the various choices and trying to recall whom she had suspected and whom she might be able to trust.

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2010, 03:56:36 PM »
Her eyes red from a long night with little sleep Kyrsa rubbed the bridge of her nose, trying to ease the ache that was more in her heart than her head.  She took a moment to glance at everyone, thinking long about all she had learned and what others had said. 

"My vote yesterday was too hasty, many of the votes yesterday were.  I no longer believe that Xandi is working against this court.  I pray that my vote will not condemn another innocent to Kurzyk's fate.  For now my vote lies with Imogen,"

Offline Valerian

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2010, 04:13:08 PM »
"Sadly, we have very little choice but to be hasty," Val said, sadly.  "The Wei Spies act with speed, and force us to do so as well, before we have a chance to learn anything, or even take the time to mourn those we have lost.  We must hope that good fortune will help guide us through these dark times.  For now, I can only guess that LadySky may be one of the guilty ones, and hope that today we will all choose better."

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2010, 06:05:35 PM »
Saffron stepped forward a little, listening to the different opinions of the people. She pondered it over for several moments, before nodding along with Valerian. "We have lost two, already, and I too am suspicious of LadySky. Kurzyk and Beguile were both friends of mine, and I wish to see those who are the cause of our despair pay for what they have done to our innocent friends. They have torn up our community, and this is not acceptable to me. I only pray for the day that we can live together as friends again."

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2010, 06:53:42 AM »
"Beguile deserved a better fate than this horrible death by treachery." Imogen tapped her fan against her right hand and closed it. She sighed and shook her head at Kyrsa. "Although I strive for perfection, I am loyal and fair, but I do have flaws." She confessed. "I am a bit upset with your sudden turning towards me. It is true I spoke up against your choice of lady Xandi and pointed out your reasoning was thin."

"At least you have reconsidered and we agree on the innocence of one; For that I am grateful. But I cannot help but wonder if your accusations are random or guided by wicked intent, Lady Kyrsa."

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2010, 07:13:34 AM »
I am afraid to speak in the court today. I was so wrong about Kyrzyk, and I still am confused by the events of yesterday. I hope that my choice today is more accurate. I think that I will try and vote my conscience, I find it hard to believe that FallenAngelNajdan is innocent especially since he seems so sure that I am guilty, even after so many were convinced that I am not.

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2010, 08:26:27 AM »
Mithlomwen had to wonder which ones among them could be guilty of such treachery.  She glanced around the room, still so uncertain as to who could be the culprits.  With a heavy sigh, and a heavy heart she pointed her finger toward Lady Sky and could only hope that this time another innocent was not lost.

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Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2010, 10:26:33 AM »
Stattick stumbles in, looking disheveled, and obviously still in the same black with red trim Han Fu as the previous day. His hair is uncombed, and his eyes are red and watery. A faint smell of plum wine lingers to him.

He unceremoniously plops down next to a scribe, and asks how the voting and mood of the court is, this miserable day. Getting his answer, he says aloud to the empty space between everyone, "Kurzyk, I hope you can forgive me. I know that I said that I was unsure of your guilt, but my vote helped to put you in an early grave. I don't know if you can enjoy it where you are, but I left half a bottle of wine at your grave...

"As to the rest of us. Well then... I suppose we must do what we must do. I'm half a mind to walk away from this whole mess, but I'm sure that it would find me dead if I tried. I still don't know which of you, my old friends, to trust or to name traitor." He looks hard at Xandi, but seems to see something in her countenance, and he just shakes his head. "I don't know."

He looks around again, trying to size each of his fellow courtesans up with drunken, watery eyes. "I suppose I will throw my lot in with those that think that LadySky might have something to do with this."

He looks down, not waiting for any reactions. From out of his sleeves, he produces a flask, and two small wine cups. He fills both cups, and then passes one to the young scribe. "Here you go. When your mustache grows long and gray, you can tell your children's children of the time you drank with dead man who still walked..."
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 10:28:18 AM by Stattick »

Offline LadySky

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2010, 10:55:52 AM »
LadySky mutters softly as she sits quietly listening by the fountain, "I tell you this now. Voting for me is a mistake. Do not throw away yet another innocent. No proof can be offered but I beseach you, do not make this mistake."

With that said she remains silent.

Offline CaeliTopic starter

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2010, 02:31:58 AM »
Current Vote
The courtier with the most number of votes will
become a target of the Wolves of the Wind, who, lacking
orders from the Emperor, are attempting to eliminate the
last Wei spies by listening to the suspicions within the Court.

  • Kyrsa (4) - Imogen, Mithlomwen, LadySky, Stattick
  • LadySky (4) - Valerian, Saffron, aymelekT, Kyrsa
  • Xandi (3) - FallenAngelNajdan, Iejir, Remiel
  • Iejir (1) - Xandi
  • Imogen (1) - Ryven
  • aymelekT
  • FallenAngelNajdan
  • Mithlomwen
  • Remiel
  • Ryven
  • Saffron
  • Stattick
  • Valerian

Yet To Vote (0):

Ghosts
These individuals are no longer able to serve
the emperor, due to treachery or to unluckiness.
One turn comprises of one day and one night.


  • Loyal Supporters of the Emperor of China
    • Courtiers [2/7]
      • Beguile's Mistress - killed by Wei spies (Night 1)
      • Kurzyk - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 1)
    • Ministers [0/2]
    • The Dragon General [0/1]
    • Royalty: The Loyal Twin [0/1]
  • Traitors
    • Wei Spies [0/3]
    • Royalty: The Traitor Twin [0/1]
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 12:43:38 AM by Caeli »

Offline aymelekT

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2010, 08:41:52 AM »
Aymelek staggers in, dressed in clean clothes but looking quite the worse for weear.  She reached up self consciously to pat her hair and blushed, glancing over to see Stattick in far worse shape than she was.  Glancing over at the scribe, she noted the voting, then glanced around, her dark jade gaze pausing at each member of the assembly. Slumping to sit near Stattick, she looks at him cautiously and sniffs, wrinkling her nose.
 
"Oh Stattick, what on earth is that you're dirnking; it smells horrid!"
 
She waves the air in front of her and sighs, lowering her head in a moment of prayer for those gone before.  Looking up again, she bites her bottom lip and looks around again.
 
"LadySkyseems to have garnered a lot of malevolent feelings from others of the court; I cannot help but agree with them.  My vote goes to her"

Aymelek looked at the woman, then down, clasping her hands on her lap, her gaze drifting out a large window.

Offline Remiel

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2010, 11:04:13 AM »
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Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one: it is merely a question of instituting signs and signals.
- Sun Tzu

Remiel stroked his beard thoughtfully as he considered the other courtiers.  Among them were the spies of General Wei; but who were they?  It was too early to tell; at this point, he had no real suspicions.

Pouring his tea, he looked up and said:

"Sky claims innocence.
I believe she tells the truth.
Xandi seems guilty."

Offline Iejir

Re: The Tiger General's Rebellion [Day 2]
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2010, 03:12:01 PM »
Throughout the entire proceedings on the second day of occurrence Iejir stood within the room upon which they all presided.  His body was leaned back against a pillar and his head bowed.  The irises of his eyes were hidden by closed lids and a fist was clenched tightly at his side, knuckles white.  He listened silently to the new round of accusations being thrown around and once all votes were cast he still yet remained quiet for the passing seconds.

It was then LadySky began to speak in her defense that Iejir lifted his gaze to regard the woman.  After watching her in quiet and listening to her words Iejir slowly nodded.  His actions and his demeanor was more somber now after the death of Kurzyk, an innocent.  However the firm set of his eyes, frustration and anger was still evident in the tightness of his stance, the burn in his eyes.  "LadySky,"  a slow breath was drawn in as Iejir bowed his head slightly to her.

His eyes flicked to the rest of those gathered, "But I am aware that I may be wrong, just as any of us can be wrong."  A hand flicked forward, freeing itself from the covering of the sleeve of a robe before lifting up to the air lightly, "LadySky may indeed be responsible and a traitor, however once again we are simply throwing about accusations without evidence of fact.  Valerian to LadySky, Ryzen to Imogen, the rest of us jumping on a bandwagon or counteraccusing.  I for one do not wish to make another mistake because of an utter and complete guess."

He looked to Xandi and nodded firmly, "Xandi, if you are innocent then I apologize.  However given the fact that you had guessed first and with good reason as to Kurzyk's guilt... you were as it stands, wrong."  Iejir shook his head, "And then this night, Beguile's Mistress falls to the Wei Spies after having voted against you.  A vote that was very close."  The man looked to Xandi, eyes firm and troubled, "I am simply following what little evidence, however vague and unsupported is pointing. I feel this better then pure guesswork."