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Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Yasuki Binbo » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:07 pm

Just throwing this up for the sake of anyone who wants to know my particular stylings.
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Yasuki Binbo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:46 pm

This is what the Crane did.

Crab

In an effort to assist the Crab and Scorpion with their sacred tasks of defending the Empire from threats of Jigoku and to show appreciation for the Crab's support during court, the Crane offer the following.

Daidoji Soken will be stationed at Pit's Edge Village to assist with resource management regarding the Crane's previously pledged gifts and future mercantile efforts to the benefit of the defenders of the Empire stationed at the Scorpion Wall and to ensure Asahina warding are in place and maintained to protect the location from harm. This warding entails powerful Asahina fetishes that will grant absolute protection for a limited duration once activated. The specifics of where the warding will be placed will be left to those with proper authority and knowledge at the village.
Hiruma Boma will marry Suzume Shindo. The dowry is as follows.
Two Crane students shall attend the Hiruma Scout School.
Three Sparrow students shall attend the Hiruma Scout School.
The Crab shall provide the Sparrow with the services of five Hiruma Scouts for a period of three years.


Unicorn

* The Crane offers the patronage of the Kakita Artisan Academy to Unicorn artisans. This is in order to promote the flourishing of new styles of art, that they may be properly celebrated and take their place in the artistic corpus of the Empire. The effect of this shall be that, for a period of one year, Unicorn artistic endeavours shall be second only to the Crane in quality and prestige.
* The Crane offer six places to Unicorn students at the Kakita Artisan Academy.
* The Unicorn offer six places to Asahina students at the College of Meishodo.
* The Crane offer the services of a Kakita-trained champion to the leaders of the Unicorn Clan, to be employed as they see fit. (NB: CCG Reward)

* One Unicorn shall marry into the Crane. One Crane shall marry into the Unicorn.

* Private clause: The Unicorn have arrange for the Crane a private meeting with the Regent, in order that they may express their support for the Crane initiative on peace in the Colonies. The Crane shall respect the Unicorn's need to remain publicly silent on the matter.
* Private clause: The Unicorn shall decline any requests for marriages or student exchanges involving members of the Otomo family.

• The Iuchi Family are the primary shugenja of the Unicorn Clan. Although they practice Elemental magic, much of it is rooted in meishodo, a gaijin practice of magic based on physical objects, trinkets that embody the magical effect when it is created. Regardless of its source, the magic of the Iuchi is well-known for its ability to transcend time and space; the ultimate expression of this in recent times was the wholesale movement of the Unicorn army to the vicinity of Toshi Ranbo during Moto Chagatai's march to seize the Throne. The Unicorn will accept twelve shugenja from another Clan to be trained in the ways of meishodo and the movement magic of their family. This will provide the receiving clan with a powerful new addition to their repertoire of magical capabilities.



Spider

* The Crane Clan agrees to a stance of neutrality in the war of honor between the Crab Clan and the Spider Clan. They will offer no military aid to either side, directly or indirectly.
* The Crane Clan agrees to a contract for the purchase of ten thousand koku in rice and bulk food staples to supply holdings of the Spider Clan in the Colonies. This food is to be delivered within the next year.
* To foster understanding between the two Clans, six students of the Crane Clan will be enrolled into the Susumu courtier school within the next five years, and six students of the Spider Clan will be enrolled into the Iron Crane dojo within the next five years. All students will meet the necessary approval of each school before acceptance.
* The Crane Clan will ensure the appointment of Susumu Naoru and his wife, Susumu Yuna, to permanent positions within the Imperial bureaucracy to be determined within the next year.
* Gyushi Kageto and Tamori Touya will be appointed to Kosaten Shiro to share the secrets of the Sutingu-Yari with the artisans of the Crane. A member of the Susumu family will accompany them to serve as a bridge between Kageto and the court of Kosaten Shiro

To seal this pact, the Crane Clan and the Spider Clan agree to the following marriages:
* Susumu Asina will marry into the Crane Clan, taking her husband's name. This marriage will be determined within one year's time by the nakodo of the Spider Clan and the Crane Clan. Appropriate dowries will be negotiated at that time.
* A bride befitting his station of the Crane Clan will be promised to Daigotsu Katashi, to swear fealty to the Spider Clan. This marriage will be determined within one year's time by the nakodo of the Spider Clan and the Crane Clan. Appropriate dowries will be negotiated at that time.
* The Spider have agreed to not deal favorably with the Otomo family.



Scorpion

Crane Terms
1. The Crane clan will neither intervene nor take the part of either combatant over the other in the war of honor between the Lion and the Scorpion
2. The Crane clan will provide favorable terms on supplies destined for the Scorpion Wall. Daidoji Soken will personally oversee the requisition and distribution of these materials.
3. The Crane clan will support the Scorpion's receiving the Empress' Blessing for the sake of the Scorpion Wall.

Scorpion terms
1. The Scorpion clan will demobilize their Colonial armies and commit to the process of peace.
2. The Scorpion clan will provide a team of Soshi shugenja to assist the Crane clan in matters of political and magical security


Combined terms
1. The Crane and the Scorpion pledge themselves to a relationship of mutual amity and support with respect to any new conflicts which may arise following the adoption this treaty and pursuant to its terms.
2. Bayushi Hisa will marry Daidoji Sakura, daughter of Daidoji Soken, and join her family.
3. Doji Haruko will marry Bayushi Gendei and join his family.
4. Three places in the Daidoji Iron Warrior School, the Daidoji Scout school, and the Kakita Artisan Academy will be opened for Scorpion students of high standing.
5. Three places in the Soshi shugenja school, the Bayushi Bushi school, and the Painted City Shosuro Acting Academy will be opened for Crane students of high standing.
6. A colloquium of Scorpion and Daidoji tacticians will gather at the Daidoji Training Grounds to exchange ideas and to participate in war games. The effect of this shall be that the Daidoji will instruct the Scorpion in the use of their unique battlefield tactics, focusing on force multipliers and other methods. The Scorpion will assist the Crane in augmenting and developing other strategies not yet witnessed on the battlefield, the better to prepare both armies to face the threats that may arise in the coming years
7. The Scorpion clan and Crane clan pledge to drive the Otomo Family from their position of power, eliminate their pernicious influence and ability to inflict harm on the Iweko Dynasty, and restore them to their proper place as bureaucrats and clerks.
8. A dojo will be opened in which Crane and Scorpion students of the Ancient and Pure Art of Iaijutsu will be able to learn from one another under the guidance of Bayushi Karyudo and Kakita Asamura.



Lion

In honour of the enduring alliance between the Right and Left Hands of the Empress, and the strength it has brought to Her Empire, a treaty of friendship and trust has been forged this winter. The Crane present this treaty to the Throne to be recognized, that the friendship of Crane and Lion may continue to blossom in service to the Empress, and to serve as a reminder that we can all learn something from our friends. Without further delay, the details:

The second son of the virtuous Doji Makoto-ue will train under Akodo tutelage as a ward of the Lion.

The honourable Akodo Dairuko-ue will send her second child to train under the Doji to learn the ways of court.

As a show of solidarity, generosity and sincerity the Lion have agreed to send the second son of Akodo Kano-sama, brother of Akodo Dairuko-ue, to train with Doji masters of court.

We follow here in the footsteps of Champions past: the noble Doji Kuwanon-dono, who studied with the Akodo before becoming Clan Champion, and the honourable Doji Domotai-dono, who likewise trained with the Matsu. As we face the future together, we have no doubt that the wisdom and honour of the Lion shall continue to light the way. Two Akodo in the house of Doji, one Doji in the house of Akodo, learning from the wisdom of the Kami that built Bushido and the culture of the Empire, the Left and Right Hands in unison. Together, we can accomplish great things in peace and harmony. Together, we will faithfully serve the Divine Empress and whomever She in Her wisdom may decree as Her heir.

Crane and Lion jointly state that there are three wars of honor in the land - that between Crab and Spider, that between Lion and Scorpion, and that between Phoenix and Unicorn. These wars are to be conducted by those Clans alone, and none shall receive military aid from either Crane or Lion for the purpose of those conflicts until these matters of honour are resolved. When peace is declared, support may be freely given, to bring healing to one and all.

Crane and Lion stand stand together in support of the principle that the inheritance of the Throne is for the Throne alone to decide. We call upon all those who would take up arms in an attempt to influence the succession to stand down, and recognise that such matters are the purview of the Child of Heaven alone. The Left and Right Hands stand together for a united Empire, and any who would seek to sunder that unity shall find both Hands united in service to the Throne, no matter who sits upon it.

In the spirit of unity shown between the Left and RIght Hands, three Akodo will be sent to learn the ways of of Doji-no-Kami, to better serve their families on the the battlefield of court.

In the spirit of unity between the Right and Left Hands, three Doji will be sent to learn the ways of Akodo-no-Kami, to better serve their families on the battlefield of war.

In this way, both sword and fan may continue to be wielded with skill and grace.

Three Ikoma will be allowed to attend the Kakita Artisan School, to bring culture and high art home to the Lion lands.
Three Kakita will be allowed to attend the Ikoma Bard School, to bring stories and history home to the Crane lands.

The Lion shall offer favorable trade with the Crane in matters of copper, to ensure that temples are given due respect.
The Crane shall offer favorable trade with the Lion in matters of silk, to ensure that samurai are given proper rainment.

The Lion shall grant a reduction in tolls to the merchant patrons of the Daidoji Trading Council for trade passing through Lion lands. In this way, the bonds of friendship shall be deepened.
The Crane shall grant favourable terms on supplies destined for Lion forces deployed against the Yodotai and other gaijin threats to the north. In this way, the Empire's frontiers shall be made stronger against threats from without.

One Lion shall be married into the Crane clan.
One Crane shall be married into the Lion clan.

Should further marriages between Crane and Lion be contracted before the end of Winter Court in this, the 29th year of the reign of Iweko I, the Lion pledge to marry one Lion into the Crane for every Crane married into the Lion. The Crane likewise pledge to marry one Crane into the Lion for every Lion married into the Crane.

The brides and grooms of these marriages, and all associated arrangements, shall be agreed upon by the nakodo of their respective Clans within a period of one year.

Important marriage contract attached

To the honourable Imperial Nakodo, Doji Nishikawa-sama,

As the Lion nakodo for this season's Winter Court, I and Asahina Umeko, nakodo of the Crane delegation, have negotiated the marriage of Matsu Chizuki, Daimyo of the Matsu Family and Daidoji Reiji of the Crane. On behalf of our delegations, I and Asahina Umeko have agreed to the following terms:

Daidoji Reiji shall marry into the Lion Clan, taking his wife’s name in accordance with tradition.

Matters of dowry are to be settled by the respective families with an imperial nakodo's involvement, as is traditional.

Due to the ongoing nature of the Lion-Scorpion War, this marriage is to be completed on the final day of Winter Court, that they may return to her home as one soul before she marches to war. While she is away, he will be trained in matters of attending a household by Lion staff while her uncle, Matsu Mamoru, serves as regent.

We most humbly request the approval of the honourable Imperial Nakodo’s Office for these arrangements, that the bonds of friendship between our Clans may be strengthened by matrimony.

May the ancestors ever watch over your path,
Ikoma Aimi, nakodo of the Lion delegation
[personal chop]
Asahina Umeko, karo and nakodo of the Crane delegation
[personal chop]



Mantis

We give:
- Support for lifting the ban on innovation in shipbuilding
- Coastal Crane estates by the Crab border near Friendly Traveler Village, in the form of a dowry accompanying the marriage of Lady Daidoji Masami to Lord Yoritomo Isamu.
-The shipwrights of the Mantis and the Crane shall co-operate in the design, testing and manufacture of new ships in accordance with the Regent's decree

They give:
- Agreement to make no deals with the Otomo
- Agreement to work for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Colonies

- The Colonial holding of Lakeside Estates and all of its attendant lands, in the form of a dowry accompanying the marriage of Lady Tsuruchi Akane to Lord Doji Hiroshi

We both exchange:
- Lady Daidoji Masmi marries Lord Yoritomo Isamu, joining the Mantis.
- Lady Tsuruchi Akane marries Lord Doji Hiroshi, joining the Crane.
- The Daidoji and Doji families will accept three students each from the Yoritomo and Tsuruchi families, to nurture and teach in their ways until such time as those children should come of age, whereupon they shall return to the Mantis.
- The Yoritomo and Tsuruchi families will accept three students each from the Daidoji and Doji families, to nurture and raise in their way until such time as those children should come of age, whereupon they shall return to the Crane.
- The shipwrights of the Mantis and the Crane shall co-operate in the design, testing and manufacture of new ships in accordance with the Regent's decree


Phoenix

In recognition of the historic ties between our Clans, and in the hope that together we may build a brighter future for the Empire, the Crane and Phoenix Clans have agreed to the following terms.

In celebration of the both Clans' contributions to the artistic traditions of the Empire, the Crane and Phoenix shall jointly sponsor an exhibition of art and culture to take place this summer in Shinden Asahina. A second such exhibition shall be held the year after in Nikesake. Circumstances permitting, this joint exhibition and exchange of hosting shall continue thereafter.

In the interests of promoting harmony and understanding, a joint advisory body of courtiers from the Doji and Asako schools shall be formed, available to be consulted in the future whenever either Clan has need to disseminate volatile information to another party or the Empire at large.

In recognition of our long friendship with both Phoenix and Unicorn, the Crane extend an open offer to host peace talks between both Clans whenever they may be desired, and to offer whatever mediation both parties may request. The Crane recognise the legitimate grievance of the Unicorn, as reflected in the Divine Empress' sanctioning of this war, and shall not intervene on behalf of either side. It is our sincerest hope, however, that once honour is satisfied, harmony and understanding may be speedily restored.

The Phoenix shall provide the Crane with favourable terms on the trade of timber.
The Crane shall provide the Phoenix with favourable terms on the trade of rice.

To seal this agreement, the Crane and the Phoenix have agreed to the following marriages:

A suitable Crane bride shall be found to marry Shiba Kosedo, joining his family.
One Phoenix shall marry into the Crane.

The identities of the parties involved in these marriages shall be agreed upon by the nakodo of the Crane and Phoenix clans within a period of not more than one year.
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Yasuki Binbo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:38 pm

Bayushi Akai wrote:
Yasuki Binbo wrote:
Just remember that when the Scorpion decide that no bureaucracy means the can wipe the Sparrow off the map.

Why would the Scorpion care one whit about the Sparrow? I can't think of a group they'd care about less.


You mean other than the fact that nearly every other arc you try and remove the Minor Clans that are nearby. The Scorpion are the reason for the Three Man Alliance to begin with. You almost wiped out the hare.Tried to have the Sparrow declared unfit for our duties back in the destroyer wars. The Scorpion have been the most anti minor clan faction since the games beginning and now you have Big brother Crab backing you up and Seikans lack of governance.
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Bayushi Akai » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:53 pm

The Scorpion certainly dislike the Minor Clans, other than the Monkey and Ox, but the Sparrow are basically beneath notice as a Clan. The main thing they've done in recent history is be a hiding place for the Spider, and the Empress didn't see fit to have them disbanded for that so there's no reason for the Scorpion to care. And with the Crab being massively in favour the rebuilding of the Boar, I doubt they would approve of any action against the MCA. Even if the Scorpion were given free reign by Seiken to do whatever they want I can't see wiping out the Sparrow or Tortoise or Hare making it onto a shortlist of objectives.

Kitaiko did attend one meeting with the MCA at WC, and it reminded her that the MCA aren't worth the bother since it ended up being a waste of everyone's time. That was mostly due to some OOC confusion and it didn't affect any of her later decisions, but it helped reinforce a traditional Scorpion bias.


I personally love the Minor Clans, and I really hope that they don't all get eaten up by the Mantis or Crab. They add a nice dash of diversity, as well as serving as a great example of the possible rewards available for truly spectacular service to the Empire.
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Yasuki Binbo » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:08 am

Yeah odds are the MCA will probably get eaten up as part of a prize for the fall koteis.
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Boogiepop » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:25 am

Yasuki Binbo wrote:Yeah odds are the MCA will probably get eaten up as part of a prize for the fall koteis.


...I really hope not. :thumbdown:
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Re: Suzume Shindo WC4 AMA

Postby Yasuki Binbo » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:30 am

Well we were told that unless we did something amazing the Minor clans were not going to be in the story that much. So Kasuga Aizawa, Komori Miyano, Heichi Tochiko, and Heichi Tadama will get something.
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