[Day 28 LE] Birdseed

A row of storehouses have been converted into guest quarters just north-facing the training grounds. The Crane Clan Occupy the center-left building. Their accommodations are modestly furnished with notable works of art taking up one sliding door wall in the middle. One panel is a painting of Shiro Daidoji, the matching panel reveals a di-glyph, showing a landscape of the Kosaten Province beyond.
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Karasu » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:28 am

"I believe that Kyoumi-San only invited the Scorpion that is a distant cousin of hers but if the Yogo should show up as well I believe that Hitomi-San and I can deal with him in such a way as to make everyone comfortable and have no issues arise."

I'm thinking stuffing him in a box with an angry badger but maybe just a lot of sake in a different building would suffice.

"Working together with Hitomi-San will be good practice for our marriage."
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 am

"The Scorpion referred to.....was not invited. But he has an inordinate amount of interest in myself and my family and it is possible he will come anyway. The concern I was voicing to Karasu-san was fear that he might decide to come anyway. If that were to happen, I prefer that a scene not be made. If you are willing to take on the challenge of....quietly....escorting him, should he show up, to make sure he remains in the bonds of civility, you would have my thanks."
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Isawa Koyo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:43 am

"And mine," Koyo adds. "...Because if your efforts fail, I will insist on escorting Akiko-san directly back to our embassy for her safety."

There, he said it.
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:49 am

Kyoumi's eyes narrow. "There must be an error. I'm certain that you cannot be implying that the Crane and the Mirumoto guardsmen and our hosts are unable to keep their guests safe from a single mad shugenja, while you alone can do better?"
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Isawa Koyo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:42 pm

"I imply nothing, Kakita-san. Ever. It's not in me," Koyo replies tersely. "I would also not describe him as such, but instead as a blasphemer of the highest order, and potentially a practitioner of illegal magic. I have spent several years defending the largest temple to Jurojin in the empire as its Captain of the Guard, and so I understand spiritual threats quite well."

He narrows his eyes to equate Kyoumi's, lips tightly pursed for several seconds before he sighs.

"Call it Isawa arrogance, but I presume to know more about the kami and spiritual security than the Kakita or Mirumoto, families of great martial skill that they are."
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:44 pm

"Then I am certain that you would do the best you can to make sure that all of our guests for our wedding stay safe from such a threat, if we are unable?" Kyoumi asks calmly.
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Karasu » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:48 pm

Karasu sits quietly without comment. Kyoumi had it handled and she was more....diplomatic then he. Karasu looks over to Hitomi.

Good thing arrogance never led to anything bad.
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Isawa Koyo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:52 pm

"Kakita-san, if this is you formally asking me to see to the spiritual safety of you and your guests for the ceremony, I must ask after the Asahina I thought your delegation had brought with you. That, and an expectation of the extent of said protection. I know of only one place in this province that I am personally confident of its security, and I sincerely doubt you wish for your wedding to occur in my living quarters at the Phoenix embassy. Or that you would accede to my casting of spells and wards in the Crane embassy, potentially upon guests."

He looks directly at her, in as grave an expression as he can muster.

"It would take too much preparation, for I will not abide failure in my duties. To my knowledge, my wife and I are the Yogo's only targets. We are certainly the only ones I know have been explicitly threatened."

He glances at Akiko for a moment.

"No. If I detect his presence at the event, I will escort Akiko-san back to the Phoenix embassy with haste."
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Kyoumi considers that for a moment thoughtfully. Recalls the number of times she, without the earthshaking powers of the kami but just a few who like to paint pretty pictures in the air at the sound of her stories, has been terrorized and threatened by the Yogo. Menaced, ambushed, stalked. Her. Her Courtier husband-to-be. Her bushi cousin, his most powerful weapons hidden in a box and out of sight. The discipline they've maintained just to keep from striking out and embarrassing their Dragon hosts. The pride they've had to swallow. Helpless.

And this Isawa was willing to abandon a sacred ritual mid-rite if this man were to simply show up uninvited?

Very well. So be it.

"I am sorry. I had hoped that such rituals were important enough to the kami to be seen through to their completion no matter what the circumstances. A ritual half-done surely cannot be pleasing to the heavens. But I understand perfectly if you feel you cannot fulfill these duties. Asahina Hisato-san would, of course, be my first choice, but since he insists on seclusion and continues to pray for the healing of Doji Yuri, the rest of us simply must make do. Hiroshige-san, do you feel able to fulfill these duties instead?"
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Re: [Day 28 LE] Birdseed

Postby Iuchi Hiroshige » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:29 pm

Hiroshige blinks, having been quietly listening to the preparations being made, not expecting to be addressed.

"I will of course do what I can, but I am no expert in wards or magical defenses. My talents lie in other directions. But I will be there."
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