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by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

In the days that followed, Harun tried to occupied himself. Practicing in the dojo, riding and spending some time in the castle library when the weather was too bad. He sat with Saigou in the evenings and they talked of other things. Happier things. Saigou shared a few stories, including some about ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Harun rode east in the pouring rain. This and the fact his wound wasn’t completely healed slowed his progress considerably. He stayed in villages, hopefully avoiding any samurai that would ask too many questions. Finally, on a dreary wet night, he came to the gates of Rokugan Yogasha Shiro. A guard ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

[div align="left"]Harun walked back to the Takano camp, anger rising from like a wave. His father, he didn’t understand. By doing what he did, Harun had saved all of those people but he got no gratitude or recognition from the Crane. This was a war after all, Shimekiri an enemy commander he had deal...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

They were quiet on the way back, Harun’s presence on the boat did cause a few curious stares among the Mantis but no questions. Kenji helped Harun walk, supporting the Kakita’s weight right up until they got to the Emerald Champion’s tent. Senzo quickly let them in, finding the healing supplies and ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Okay, this is a very special chapter that my writer and I have discussed and worked on for basically years. It is why this story was written. This is such a seminal moment in Harun's life and his destiny takes a complete turn from this point onwards. Special shout out to Troy Graham, who's Shimekiri...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

As the boats entered Toshi Ranbo, the arrows and missiles actually lessened. This was due to the debris piled up either side on the banks of the river and floating in the water. Debris...and bodies. It became more and more difficult for the boats to proceed through the city without hitting anything....
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

On both sides of the banks of the Firefly River, Legion and Unicorn archers firing up at the Onyx on the wall with bushi and ashigaru guarding them. They were not just there to throw the Onyx off the walls, but to also draw their fire. Behind them, further upriver, a low fog began to form, covering ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

The Phoenix camp usually had a communal atmosphere, centred around the clearing between the tents. This made sense of course as many of the Isawa had come from the Shinyoake Mura, but when other Isawa had joined them they had been welcomed to the fold. But this morning was different, the atmosphere ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Takano Unit was up before dawn, roused by the sound of the gong. Harun was awake after not much sleep but his head perfectly clear. He donned his armour with Ikoma Yasutaka’s assistance and then Harun helped Yasutaka into his. Alone in his tent for a few moment, Harun kneeled before his daisho, pray...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Harun spent his evening re-strapping his armour, the mundane and repetitive task helped keep his mind and hands busy. There came a call from the door of his tend. “Kakita-Chui, you have a visitor,” called out someone. Harun looked up to see Doji Kouta standing there. “Kouta!” Harun stood up and bowe...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Takaro Unit consisted of five squadrons of twenty samurai, ashigaru and shugenja. Kyoujin, of course, now led by Utaku Kenji, Ranshu, with Daidoji Akemi as Gunso as well as Kuroda, Suna and Ishiiki. The reorganisation helped to improve morale a little, some evenings from his tent, Harun could hear t...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

The blow of Arahime’s death had left a change with Harun. He carried on his duties as Gunso of Kyoujin Platoon, perhaps even with greater diligence, but he kept himself very much apart from the other soldiers. He was less inclined to join them for drinks and stories around the fire. He did not say w...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Found this awesome picture of Shimekiri. It was done by the guy who made him.

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by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Akodo Ryoichi was cremated with the full honours of the Lion Clan. His bones and daisho were taken back to be enshrined in the Hall of Ancestors. And things returned to normal at the siege camp, or tried to. Karasu did his best to keep moving forward. There was still much to be done before they coul...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Harun watched the duelling circle being prepared by a shugenja, a Kakita sensei standing by. His head was spinning, thoughts moving fast. He wanted to believe that Ryoichi would win, that Shimekiri would be killed and that even perhaps the battle would be over today. But he didn’t think that would h...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

The next day, Harun took the time to see those of his men who were in the infirmary. There were several tents for the tending of the wounded throughout the siege camp, staffed by shugenja as well as monks. Yoritomo Osu was there, sitting up but looking rather pale. He swore to Harun that he soon wou...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

In the lands of the Dragon Clan was Shinyoake Mura, a village that stood in the shadow of the Jurojin’s Sanctum temple. A small village, nothing quite remarkable about it other than the facts that those who lived in it wore the saffron coloured robes of the Phoenix Clan. For it was here, in the mids...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 35
Views: 4730

Re: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story

Three days later, Harun was fighting in the fringes on the north side of Oiku. Things had gotten a little more manageable, the Onyx numbers seemed to be slacking. Though everyone knew that this was probably due to the Onyx keeping resources in reserve back at Toshi Ranbo. Still, it only made things ...