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by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

The day of the Test of the Emerald Champion arrived, and the entire Imperial court went down to the Imperial Legion barracks. At least, the ones who had enough influence to manage to get seats. Kousuda went to the first day, bringing back the results. Yukari had been eliminated, as had the Phoenix a...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: Mysterious Stranger for 5
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Mysterious Stranger for 5

I have heard this is Moto Juro. I think I’ll have three of him thanks!
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

Ide Toboku, the Ide family damiyo, arrived the next afternoon. She was a woman in her forties, dressed in the Ide fashion of the gaijin-style deel with the fur trimmed hat and glass-beaded jewellery. With her was her daughter Nekome who was a few years older than Yamada, and was very quiet through t...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

The Imperial Winter Court began in earnest, Karasu visited as often as he could which was not as often as he liked. His wife Hitomi came more often though, she had also been at Shiro Mirumoto the previous winter but Yamada had not really met her. She was gentle and quiet and Yamada thought she would...
by Utaku_Yamada
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

When Karasu arrived, it was early evening. Izumi opened the door and she immediately dropped to her knees and pressed her face to the floor as was appropriate for meeting the Emperor’s Champion. When Karasu bid her to rise, she led him into the room and formally introduced him. Everyone rose from th...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

Yamada walked back quickly, her thoughts whirling. Her mind turning back to a year ago, back when it seemed an impossible task to get the Last Legion recognised. The price to get most of the Great Clans on their side was for the Unicorn Clan to support Akodo Kano, who at the time had declared himsel...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: Ide Tadaji
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Ide Tadaji

Is he worth the 4 fate?
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

As autumn went on, Harun continued to thrive. He was a curious baby, content to watch things and grasp things in his reach with his tiny fists. Like the tail of the kite that had been And he was almost always held. By Yamada, by Izumi or Sukine. And by Kyoumi or Kousuda. They said it was good practi...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: Ide Tadaji
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Ide Tadaji

The Ide Damiyo...yeah this kind of hurts.

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Why? Why?
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: My Unicorn cosplay
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: My Unicorn cosplay

Almost finished

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by Utaku_Yamada
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: My Unicorn cosplay
Replies: 2
Views: 140

My Unicorn cosplay

At the moment I’m working on a jinabaori jacket to wear to tournaments. This is a sort of sleeveless vest which high-ranking samurai wore over their armour. Akodo Toturi wears one on his card. So here is what I have so far. Just a preview as the lapels are placed on the jacket, and it will be all ou...
by Utaku_Yamada
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Strategic Discussion
Topic: Card advantage tactics before breaking provinces
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Card advantage tactics before breaking provinces

I still haven’t won a game, but I have found I need to build my force up quite a bit with attackers and then maybe move a bowed card to defend with the stronghold just to avoid the honour hit. Best thing is to have border rider just for that reason, attack with her, bow her at the end, move her in b...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: Child of the Plains
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Child of the Plains

I like it. Another way to go first and break before anything else can happen. :)
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

The month that followed was a bit of a blur to Yamada. Kyoumi, Koko and even Kousuda were constantly urging her to rest. And given Yamada was up through the night feeding Harun, she didn’t have a lot of energy to fight them. Kokoro visited constantly, always with Nibui in tow who was very much subdu...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

The story is about half-way, but I wanted to say I have enjoyed writing it so far. And I've enjoyed looking into this side of Rokugan, a very closed world of women that is definitely there but not talked about. And now, I give you Harun's birth. ----- Kyoumi was with Yamada before even Izumi was out...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

Kyoumi was not inclined to talk on the way back. She walked quickly, her face was set in concentration. When they arrived back at her house, Kyoumi quickly excused herself and retired to her bedroom for the rest of the afternoon, only emerging for the evening meal. It was late when she came out, wea...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

On their walk to Yukari’s sister’s house, Yamada saw more of the city. It was still surprising how much recovery and rebuilding had gone on. For so long the old capital had been abandoned, resettlement was only really possible once the taint was removed from the city for good. It’s like new growth ,...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

The midwife arrived that evening as promised. She was a short woman, solidly built and probably of mid to late forties. She wore a simple brown cotton kimono with her greying black hair pulled back in a no-nonsense bun. Her name was Kokoro, but she insisted Yamada call her Oba, Auntie. Accompanying ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

Kousuda left the next day, and not with a little hesitation. He said he couldn’t be sure how long he would be gone, but he would definitely back by winter in time for the Imperial Court. “And to see the little one,” he promised. “his absence was felt not just by his wife Kyoumi but also by Yamada. K...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: L5R - Birds in their Nests - A Post Winter Court story

Dinner was more relaxed. It seemed as if Kousuda knew something was bothering Kyoumi and did his best to lighten the mood. It worked. Yamada had never doubted the former Ide’s way with words, but this was rather impressive. It wasn’t long until he had them laughing over one of his stories from Medin...