Archive for February 28th, 2017

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As February ends, let us March on

28 February, 2017

With the start of March, the Equinox and Spring move near.  March gains its name from the Roman month Martius which in turn gains its name from Mars, the Roman god of war who is much more a soldier god than his Greek counterpart, Ares.

So, the theme for March will again be the military and things martial.  As usual, if there is anything in particular you would like to see let me know.  I will try to do something, spell or item, for the Equinox as well.

February, 2017, this journal saw the following posts here:

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Rokugan SRIU Episode 12 “Northern Spirits” (L5R Campaign Report)

28 February, 2017

Having survived the Phoenix Winter Court, making only one (known) enemy, things are looking good for the unit as spring begins to arrive as does Mirumoto Daremo, having traveled up the coast in terrible weather to bring news to the unit and a promotion for Hida Kenta, who is now a nikutai (lowest ranked officer) in the Imperial Magistrate’s Office and officially in command of the unit.

Looking forward to a swift return to the capital, their hopes are dashed as Togashi Shisõ sends them  into the new lands to the North, when an Imperial road has gone missing, except for the Otoku and the Tonbo who are dispatched to deliver some vital messages to the Dragon lands.

Rough terrainThey travel north with the spring thaw, the the edge of Pheonix lands, and the old Empire, and then beyond.  The shugenja notice it almost physically, as if the quality of light shifted, it does not seem dangerous just . . . different.  As they travel further, first through Phoenix managed lands, the lands become less like Rokugan and less Rokuganized.  The older buildings are of a distinctly different architectural style, the peasants do not converse in a proper language and this are just not right, not entirely unfamilair but not proper either.

After some weeks of travel, they cross into Iron Mine Valley, a Lion holding ruled by Matsu Terumoto, where they are met by Ikoma Koji and his patrol who route the unit to the work camp, which is comprised primarily of impressed local peasantry, near to the road way.  They investigate and talk to people about the missing road, a mile stretch of which just vanished one night, was replaced and then -even though it was guarded- vanished again!  No one can explain it and the peasant and none to keen on doing the work again and the local quarry has been exhausted so a new source of stone must be found.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Claimant’s Medallion

28 February, 2017

A familair face“That fellow, the one talking with the Count, he seems awfully familiar but I am sure we have not met,” said Voddick before taking another bite of sausage.

Gollaon looked across the mess hall and did a double take.  “By the Shadowed Path, he is a spitting image of Baron Danballion’s heir, Paxton.  The one that was killed in the Dark Star ambush.”

“You are right and he is carrying the house shield too.  Didn’t Paxton say he was an only child?  A cousin maybe?”

Gollaon studied the man with the Danballion shield.  “Perhaps . . .”

Claimant’s Medallion

These medallions contain a picture or image, changing to match the gender of the wearer, and have a secret compartment to place a twist of hair or other bit of body.

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