[Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

The Children of the Ki-Rin have opted to spare their hosts too crowded a castle and have set a small camp of several yurts encircling Moto Chinua's personal Chomchog tent. On the day of their arrival, a servant of the Dragon lord gifts the Unicorn a pair of small statues. One is Bishamon, carved in wood. The other, Ebisu, forged in steel. Lord Chinua has left the pair on display in the heart of camp.
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:29 pm

Kaiu Oda wrote:"When last we met the Mantis, Phoenix, and Spider expressed interest in joining an Alliance formed to oppose the forces of darkness. Given how effective coordination of our respective forces will be vital to any plan to free our homeland from this menace I believe such unity is needed now more than ever."

He produces three copies of a document and hands them to the representatives of each of those Clans.

"These contain the pertinent terms of that Alliance."

The Shogun is that alliance. There is no need for such a document. Everyone here is beholden to the supreme general in military matters. Such a shame the Lion approved this, but let us hope the clan's ability to cooperate has vastly improved.

Still, Kazusa says nothing. It is not her place. There is no purpose for an alliance that makes the Shogun the supreme commander, but still gives autonomy to the others, then leaves "the Crane" as the representative of it.

Name one who will serve, leave the rest out of it.

Yoritomo Mei wrote:Mei doesn't dare to answer for her Lord about the Alliance, once he was present. Instead, she offers more questions.
"There are more detailed maps, that can be requisitioned independently as needed. As to terrain pertaining to the Mantis' interests. I will say the mountainous terrain around Kyuden Ashinagibachi remains largely unchanged, but the provinces of the Kitsune are a twisted hellscape, warped by the return of the Walking Horror of Fu Leng."

Kazusa actually makes a sign against evil, as if it were an everyday expression to her.

"This creature is an opponent of the Crane, together with Daigotsu Bofana the Dark Fire, Tsukuro the Cursed and Genso the Demon who walks as a Samurai, they form the south eastern front. However these creatures seem more interested in desecration of the land and humiliation of those who have failed to defy them. Only Tsukuro is wholly intent on unending aggression." She doesn't spare the Crane in the room any particular look when commenting on that.
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Kitsune Konjo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:19 am

At the mention of his family's Ancestral lands, a growl can be heard coming from the chest of Kitsune Konjō by those with the ears to hear it.

Strangely, his jaw is set and his lips are pressed into a thin white line.
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Utaku Yamada » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:30 am

"What about the Unicorn?" asked Yamada. "What can you tell us about the state of our lands?"
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Doji Arami » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:33 am

Nor does the Crane in the room spare a look to the Scorpion pronouncing these evils. He does, however, ask one question.

"What can be done about these enemies based on your intelligence, Soshi-san?"
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Utaku Yamada wrote:"What about the Unicorn?" asked Yamada. "What can you tell us about the state of our lands?"

"The northwest, Utaku-san is held by Moto Daigoro. He conducts himself as if he were still samurai, his tainted madness has projected across the entire territory. He ruins the land, kills the people, but all the while speaks of his obligations and justifies any slaughter he wishes. He is closely watched by Kanpeki-sama's legions, however, as many believe his ambitions outweigh his loyalty to the Throne, and that he sees himself as a more competent commander than even the Onyx Emperor."

She motions to Seikitsu pass. "Though here is a force commanded by Suiteru no Oni, as it has engaged the Naga, it is as well guards the pass for Daigoro and Nitoshi. We Scorpion believe it is an action to safeguard against our clan, should we ever think to betray Kanepki-sama."

Doji Arami wrote:"What can be done about these enemies based on your intelligence, Soshi-san?"

"Each of these enemies can be fought more than one way, Doji-san", she says. "The Walking Horror revels in ruin, as does Genso. Only Tsukuro is directly applying pressure, and he will respond with full force against any counter to his attacks as he knows you do not have the men to damage his flank while engaging him. However, should a strong counter be shown, it will take time for him to send word to the rest of his legions for reinforcements, and longer still to call on Gohei and Genso. There is no way to be certain that they will respond at all unless Kanpeki-sama orders them to. However...", she smiles. "If given enough time, my clan might convince the others that waiting for Tsukuro to fail would be beneficial to them."
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Shiba Michio » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:50 pm

Soshi Kazusa wrote:
Utaku Yamada wrote:"What about the Unicorn?" asked Yamada. "What can you tell us about the state of our lands?"

"The northwest, Utaku-san is held by Moto Daigoro. He conducts himself as if he were still samurai, his tainted madness has projected across the entire territory. He ruins the land, kills the people, but all the while speaks of his obligations and justifies any slaughter he wishes. He is closely watched by Kanpeki-sama's legions, however, as many believe his ambitions outweigh his loyalty to the Throne, and that he sees himself as a more competent commander than even the Onyx Emperor."

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"If given enough time, my clan might convince the others that waiting for Tsukuro to fail would be beneficial to them."


"Is he? Or is he simply overconfident? If he is not, who other than the Onyx Emperor holds the most respect?"
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:05 am

Shiba Michio wrote:"Is he? Or is he simply overconfident? If he is not, who other than the Onyx Emperor holds the most respect?"

"Other than Kanpeki-sama, the most capable commander in strategy is Daigotsu Endo. He commands the 5th army, a multi-legion force stationed along the crab front. He is a long time servant of the Emperor and is well trusted by him."

"As to Daigoro-sama.and his ability, he drove the Unicorn from their homeland." She motioned to that territory. "His forces are mobile, his mounts do not need to graze, his soldiers need no rest, no food and are stronger than any normal soldier. He uses them ruthlessly."
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Utaku Yamada » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:06 am

Yamada frowned at the map but said nothing. The Dark Moto, the worst traitors, and they were her kin.
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Shiba Michio » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:19 am

Soshi Kazusa wrote:
Shiba Michio wrote:"As to Daigoro-sama.and his ability, he drove the Unicorn from their homeland." She motioned to that territory. "His forces are mobile, his mounts do not need to graze, his soldiers need no rest, no food and are stronger than any normal soldier. He uses them ruthlessly."


"Pride and ambition are the magic you work with, Soshi-san. There is an opening there, but not one we can exploit so long as the balance of forces is as it stands."

Michio considers. "Doji-sama, with all of the resources you now have at your disposal, with all of the materials gathered, how long can we last?"
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Re: [Day 24 EE] Starting stratagems

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:31 am

Yamada looks around at the others, seeing if anyone has any more questions before they can move on to talk to each other.

[OOC: Trying to not get this thread to lag too much as I think a lot of people want to make agreements]
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