L5R RPG : The Shadow of Hoken

Group 2 - Session 3
Tori Ansatsu Jiken

The days following the attack by the tainted Mantis were spent in meditation and preparation. While Akodo-sama rested from the rigors of the previous days’ battles, the other Great Clan representatives discussed strategies, and consulted Kuni Kaizen’s wisdom about the Shadowlands and what dangers they might face within Kitsune Mori Mura. Doji-sama met with the Fox Clan representatives to reassure them of the Crane Clan’s support, reminding them that the movement of Lion troops was only at the behest and allowance of the Crane.

The day before the tournament was set to begin, the Great Clan representatives left Kitsu Kibou-sama in the capable hands of the others who would stay behind to protect the Great Clans’ interests at the Tournament of the Emperor’s Chosen. Rather than enter the forest, Bayushi –san opted to remain behind Phoenix Clansman, Isawa Tetsuya, would venture into the forest in his stead.

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Group 2 - Adventure Log 2
Session 1/23/11

Resuming the night of the previous game (5 days before the tournament) the representatives from the Great Clans met with the Lion Clan representative, Akodo Daisuke, and the Dragon Clan representative, Hoshi Kozo. Ultimately, a consensus was reached on how to best handle the newly-arrived Dragon Clan bodies that had been expelled from the forest. During the inspection, Hoshi-san illustrated his enlightened lack of concern with social norms by closely inspecting the bodies and collecting some of the strange mushrooms.

In the meantime, Akodo-sama spoke with the town marshal to further discuss the future plans for the the young ward, Kitsu Kibou. Previously, Doji-sama had convinced Ikoma-san to evict Kitsu-sama for the safety of the town, but was readily convinced the best course of action would be to house all of the Lion Clan representatives under one roof at Ikoma-san’s home.

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Group 2 - Adventure Log #1
Session 1/17/2011

Game 1 Minutes: (5 days before the tournament)
- Party met up in Meidouchi with Miya Shintarou and Daidoji Akaji. Light information gathering, but relatively uneventful.
- The party leaves for Kitsune Mori Mura to investigate Agasha Nangen’s involvement in an alleged murder ring, and arrives 1 day later.

-Kitsu Kibou is seen in the village giving a lighthearted form of entertainment to villagers who have been going through tough times. Karl frowns on the display of magic, and Charlie jumps on the opportunity to flirt (collect intel).
-Charlie seeks an appointment with Doji Nire, and finds him to be a wealthy and unsympathetic traditionalist. Nire holds Nangen in high regard.
-Josh investigates the deaths, and finds that villagers have been the primary target, rather than visitors. The deaths which occur in town have resulted in bodies missing from the mortuary.
-Conversely deaths in the forest have turned up with bodies covered in tiny white capped mushrooms.

-Moto Xian believes that Kitsu Kibou has attempted to mend differences with his family and Tsuno, and unknowingly opened an unstable rift to the Toshigoku. He requests that Charlie speak to Ikoma Kousuke, the acting marshal to find the truth.
-Chuuda Aoiko, from the eradicated Snake Clan, was available to translate Moto Xian.
-Ikoma Kousuke agrees to evict Kitsu Kibou for the betterment of the village, and places Charlie as acting marshal. The Lion also informs Charlie that Agasha Nangen has been dead for over six years.
-Karl communes with air spirits to find that Nangen is heading into the forest. Josh communes with water to see Nangen drinking from the fountain.
-Investigation of Nangen’s house shows a building whose roof has decayed, and has various plants which are typically from the depths of Shinomen Forest. Chuuda Aoiko is brought to identify them, but she ends up taking samples for herself.
-Karl and Josh take Aoiko to the undertaker’s to examine a mushroom covered body reportedly delivered by Agasha Nangen just this morning. The Chuuda places her pipe on the mushrooms, and the pipe bends as if it were a live twig. She claims that the mushrooms are an evolved form of fungus that she has never seen before.

-Two Dragon Clan bodies arrive fresh from the forest, covered in tiny mushrooms. The party plans to return the bodies to the forest and go on overwatch, to see if anything will happen to them.

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