Well, my Campaign Pitch for Rokugan SRIU was accepted and we played out first game.
The characters are:
Akodo Akina, subtle Lioness trained by the Ikoma . . . who is caught in a love triangle. (Lion’s Shadow 2. Played by T.)
Bayushi Kaeru, a Soshi trained Scorpion shugenja . . . who is both truthful and unpretty. She wears a frog mask and is very withdrawn. (Soshi shugenja 2, Played by L.)
Hida Kenta, a large Hida-trained Crab warrior . . . who is a coward. Presents himself as a traditional Crab, full of bluster and ready for combat. (Hida bushi 1, Played by J2.)
and Wuya, a pipe-smoking older ronin woman assigned by the Magistrate, as there are certain tasks that only a ronin can do. (NPC, as there are certain things that only a ronin can do . . .)
The episode starts in Otosan Utchi, the capital with the newly appointing yoriki receiving their jitte of office and first mission. It then flashes back to Yesterday, with each of the characters (except the ronin) meeting with their new boss, the Imperial Magistrate Doji Akira. To each, he explains that their problems are known to him but do not need to be known and that he expects them to do their very best as his yoriki and for the Empire. He gives them each a chance to ask questions, but few are made.
The task they are sent on takes them three days north to the Northern Way Shukueki (post station) where small items have been disappearing from the guests of the Honjin (Imperial sponsored inn) and the overseer, Yasuki Nabukiko, has had to execute four valuable servants to deal with the complaints of guests. The Hida is placed in charge of the mission. Read the rest of this entry »