[Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:01 am

At some point after the Emerald Champion matter had been either resolved or tabled but before her player lost the ability to actually post here, Daigotsu Yukari, Spider Bushi and Honorary Zogeki, ascended the Dais.

"This has been a gratifying season for the Spider of Otosan Uchi. We have forged new ties."

This with a nod to the Zogeki delegation... and sidelong glance at the Scorpion, which would be missed if anyone blinked.

"We have reinforced existing relationships."

A polite nod to the Crane, the Mantis, the Phoenix, and the Unicorn, each in turn.

"Even with those with whom we have had conflicts in the past, common purpose has been found."

Respectful attention to the Lion and Crab.

"We have welcomed the Yotsu family into our ranks, adding their long and honorable history to our own. For such a young Clan, it might be forgiven if we allowed this winter's results to go to our heads."

She paused.

"But of course, more, much more, remains to be done. The rebuilding of Otosan Uchi must continue. The construction of the library proposed by the Lion must begin. Our waterfront must be secured."

A faint smile pierced her On.

"And of course, there's the matter of the wider Empire. Our army is small, even with the addition of the valorous Yotsu, but it is undaunted. We showed our resolve once before at the River Sun, when we had nothing to lose, and were fighting simply for survival, for breathing room. Imagine testing it now, when we will be fighting for the future."

She bowed to the Throne, then to the assembled samurai, the Rinjin of Zogeku, then to the Throne again.

"Our future."
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:38 am

When the time is right, Kakita Kyoumi, throwing a small glance over her shoulder to Doji Arami and seeing his encouraging expression, approaches the dais and bows deeply in full kawtau to the Emperor and to the Chosen. Then she stands, turns, and bows to the assembled delegates that stand before her. She holds the bow for a full three seconds before she begins to speak.

"Through honor, kindness. Through kindness, honor. From the smallest to the greatest, we share in the creation of the Empire. And it is with joy that the Crane Clan bring assembled these gifts to offer the clans of the Empire."

She gestures, and a large jade pot is brought forward, one for each clan and one for the Rinjin of Zogeku. Only for the Onyx is no pot provided, but it is not likely that one should be expected there. In each pot is a large, healthy, vital growing green plant, heavy with beanpods. Beside each pot is laid a scroll, and extensive packets of paper, careful sets of growing instructions.

"These," she gestures. "Are adzuki plants. They grow a fast growing variety of adzuki beans, a good source of nutrition, and the major ingredient of daifuku. Included are instructions for growing them properly without taint of any kind. This variety grows very swiftly. Included also is a scroll that will bring them immediately to flower, shortening their growing time immensely. Also there are extensive copies of calculations and recommendations for temporarily stretching supplies, finding ideal locations for such crops to grow, and how to seed and prepare the ground to allow these crops to grow broadly without contamination."

She bows to Doji Arami. "These researches and calculations brought together the contributions of many, samurai and heimen, wise in their understanding of these topics. They have been brought together under the auspices of the Imperial Agriculturalist, Doji Arami, and are offered now to you for the betterment of your people. May they be a sign of good tidings for many in these troubled times."

She gestures for the pots to be distributed. The Cranes' first gift.
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:47 am

With another gesture, those that brought in the pots return. This time, it takes quite a large number of trips, for it quickly becomes apparent that what has been brought is a significant number of pieces of art of many styles and types. The artwork is sorted into piles, a pile each for each of the clans: Lion, Dragon, Unicorn, Crab, Scorpion, and, smaller, but present, piles from the Mantis and from the Emerald Spider. Each piece is tagged and labeled.

Kyoumi bows to the assembled clans again.

"Unfortunately, in times of war and chaos, much of our culture that should be treasured becomes lost. It finds its way through many hands, and comes to rest where it should not. This cannot truly be called a gift, but perhaps, better, called a fulfillment of our duty. Here in Dragon Lands, some such lost treasures became washed up, like driftwood upon the sea shore. In fulfillment of our ancient mandate, the Crane were able to discover and identify such lost treasures and recognize their value. We have secured and labeled them for their origin and artist as best we can, and here we provide them back to their true owners to be kept safe for future generations to enjoy and know what went before."

She bows and offers the clans the artworks and treasures that had been lost to their true owners again.

To retrieve the lost culture of the Empire. The Crane's second gift.
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 am

After that gift is given, she says,

"We wish to take this moment to give our deep thanks to those assembled here.

The Lion who have long stood by our side in endless fight, ever a northstar of leadership for the clans.

The Crab, no less sturdy, who have been a bastion of support and strength at every turn.

To the Phoenix, who have long been our allies, and yet made themselves completely anew to be more pleasing to the heavens and lead us to renewal, and yet stayed our allies to in a constant when all else has changed.

To the Unicorn, who have brought to us renewed hope and determination, a place to start, and shown determination in finding new answers to the problems that beset us all.

To the Mantis for their energy and enthusiasm, for their historic defense of our shores, and for their willingness to find a new mandate from within. May your new leadership lead you down paths of honor to glory.

For the Emerald Spider, you have so many talents that have served the Empire well, and you have been unfailing in your use of them for the sake of others. Thank you for bringing them to all, and for standing as staunch allies.

For the Rinjin of Zogeku, as you forge for yourself a new world, we thank you for coming to us as neighbors, willing to heal the land and defeat the enemies that we face despite the distances between us. May the daughter of emerald and ivory grow in strength and honor always.

For the Dragon, our hosts, thank you for bringing us together as one.

And for the Scorpion and Ambassadors of the Onyx Empire, we thank you for the gift of Perspective that you have offered. We shall do our best to understand."

She gives a final bow to all, a kawtau to the dais, and retreats back into the crowd.
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Doji Arami » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:46 am

Fragrance and resplendence arrive at the dais. Manners perfect, Doji Arami bows before the Emperor and his Chosen.

Kakita Kyoumi offered what only the Crane can truly give - the perfect gift. He himself only speaks these words to reaffirm the virtue in which it was given.

"Through honor, kindness. Through kindness, honor."

In behalf of the villagers whose lives had grown better through the benevolence of those they serve, and of the Last Legion and its peasant general who had trusted in the samurai, he bows once more, and departs from the dais.
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Bayushi Onasugamiso » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 am

When most of the clans have presented their final statements for this court, Bayushi Onasugamiso walks to the dais. The courtier bows low. Her forehead touches the floor in front of the Emperor of Rokugan and his Chosen. When she is given permission to speak, she raises and takes her mask off. She places it carefully on her side and observes the court for a moment. Her eyes fall on Yamada for a brief moment and can't help but wonder if she knows what she has caused. She then nods to Gozato, Kyoumi and Zetsubou before turning towards Iweko II. She keeps her eyes to the floor and speaks.

"Yesterday, the Scorpion failed like no other time in the past 16 years. We allowed secrets to be spilled in public. We trusted the wrong samurai to carry the burden of knowledge of what the Underhand has been doing in your name, glorious Son of Heavens. It was not a matter that was taken lightly. It was not a problem that was not fixed."

"Our brothers and sisters demanded deeds instead of words, Valiant Defender of Ningen do. They wanted reports on what the Underhand has been doing. They doubt us and thus we have no other option but to lay the bare truth in front of your feet so that the clans can see it. Forgive us, Child of Heaven. Not just the Scorpion, but everyone, for the next words that will reach your blessed ears."

"Daigotsu Onita is no more."

"Kokujin Kaneda is no more."

"Susumu Ketsueki is no more."

"Daigotsu Kendo is no more." She proclaims.

"Anyone who leaves this court and speaks up will be no more. Until, Lord Nitoshi of the Bayushi delivers divine justice against the one who calls himself Hantei, anyone who chooses to stand between the Scorpion and the delivery of Shoju's promise will be no more."

Th Scorpion prostrates herself once more towards Emperor Iweko II and turns to the rest of the court.

"This is a Bayushi's little truth. Trust us or not, brothers or sisters. It matters not. The promise will be delivered."

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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Yasuki Makoto » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:14 am

The Chosen do not debate, but simply look to the Emperor, who nods, ever so slightly. The Advisor looks to the Voice, but it would seem he is lost, whether to the Void or simply to thought is unknown. Therefore, Yasuki Makoto is the one to once again rise, giving the last address of Court.

"Moshi Janisha-san. You stand before the Emperor of Rokugan, and offer your fealty as Champion of the Mantis Clan, and in his wisdom, the Son of Heaven chooses to accept that fealty. Rise, Champion, and let all who would join the ranks of the Mantis do the same. Your Clan is ever our servants beneath Heaven, and the Throne recognizes your service with open arms.

The Emerald Champion is not chosen by the words of the many, no matter how impassioned those words may be. By the eternal traditions of our ancestors, only through victory in battle at a sanctioned Tournament can the Champion rise. And in one year, we shall have such a tournament, the Championship in Winter.

Until such a time, however, the Empire has gone long enough without the true head of the Emperor's Emerald Magistrates. To this purpose, Kakita Karasu-san shall serve as the Emerald Champion, with all of the duties and garnishments of the office, until the Championship has been held. At such a time, Kakita-san will step down and participate in the Tournament alongside his fellow candidates in defense of his office.

Until then, however, the mantle of Emerald Champion falls to you, Kakita-san. It is a great honor, and a greater burden than any can know. Serve well, serve honorably, and the Empire will remember your name."
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:21 am

Karasu approches the dais and Kowtows. He speaks from that position so that he can be heard.

"Thank you, oh Son of Heaven, for this chance to serve you."
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Moshi Janisha » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:40 am

Janisha bows once more, "Thank you for giving me the privilege to be Samurai once more, and allowing me to serve you and the Celestial Heavens as my duty calls me to. May all of Ningen-do hear of Iweko-Tenno's compassion and mercy."

Observing all appropriate humility, bowing to the Chosen, to the Mantis, then the other representatives at Court, and finally to the Chosen once more, she leaves the dais.'
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Re: [Day 29, Late Morning] Closing words

Postby Yoritomo Waito » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:41 pm

Moshi Janisha wrote:Observing all appropriate humility, bowing to the Chosen, to the Mantis, then the other representatives at Court, and finally to the Chosen once more, she leaves the dais.'


Midori follows along behind. "See, it was not so difficult, my lady," he whispers. "A courageous showing worthy of any Champion. You do scrub up rather nice, after all."
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