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by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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The small desk in Karasu’s room was covered with paper. Letters, reports, missives, petitions…he went through them, some just required him to read, others the use of his seal. Many of them were concerning the fate of Toshi Ranbo, almost as soon as it had been taken by the Legions the age-old dispute...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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

The cold stone chamber was as stoic as any of the Crab, large and cold. The new Voice had found a way of making it her own, however. Along one wall hung two long scrolls, each completed with perfect calligraphy. One held the single word: "History". The other, a different word: "Tomorrow." By each de...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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

Harun received word from Nikako that Koneko had been found, but that she did not wish to see anyone. All Harun could do was convey his apologies and good wishes to her mother. He still did not know what he had done or said that had upset her so. He received word from Kyoumi as well, unmarked but for...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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

Later that day, Harun walked with Hida Nasu on the walls around Kyuden Hida. They walked among the bushi that were on duty who acknowledged them as they passed. Nasu seemed to know many of them personally and it did please them to be known. Harun was growing to like Nasu’s company, but that wasn’t t...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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Harun knew that going to speak Kyoumi would be easier for him than others, which is probably why the ronin Kumo approached him. But he knew he needed to be careful, as much as he didn’t agree with the Crane Clan’s opinion on him, he didn’t want it to reflect badly on her. Fortunately, the art exhibi...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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The next afternoon, Harun dressed carefully. Everyday he had been at Kyuden Hida he was scrutinised, but seeing the nakodo he knew this would be like nothing else he had experienced. Everything about him would be examined. Would it be enough? Would the gift he had obtained be seen worthy? He took it...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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The Crab Clan hosted the official banquet that night. In the past, the Imperial Court would have held multiple banquets, but this had long gone out of favour in times of famine and war. The largest of the barracks was given over to the occasion, the rather tasteful decorations suggested there was an...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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

For the first time since his arrival at Kyuden Hida, Harun entered the castle dojo. And just like everywhere else he had been, Harun’s very appearance caused a sensation. People stared, people whispered to each other. Some with approval and some with suspicion. The attention still irritated Harun, b...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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

After the court was done for the day, Harun quickly went back to his quarters. He opened the chest his mother Yamada gave him and took out a silk bag. He held in his hands for a few moments, unsure whether to give it away. It felt right, but if he gave this away he had only had one… He took it with ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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That evening after a meal, Harun went over the castle trying to find where things were. He found the dojo easily enough, simple to the point of austerity with the smell of sweat that seemed to cling to the tatami mats. He went outside, out onto the walls that made Kyuden Hida impregnable. Below him ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: The Banner of the Shogun - A WC5 Story
Replies: 0
Views: 98

The Banner of the Shogun - A WC5 Story

Otosan Uchi – Spring 1228 The letter came for Kakita Kyoumi in the middle of the night. She did not fully see the messenger, the letter had no signature or chop. It bore just a single line of text. The kite has cut its strings. Kyoumi felt a chill down to her very soul. This news she had long dread...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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The road to Kyuden Hida was crowded. Not just courtiers, making their way south on horseback or palanquin, but traders also taking advantage of such an influx of people on the road. Harun travelled alone, he could have gone with one of the official parties but preferred not to. In his purple and whi...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 47
Views: 5455

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Otosan Uchi, the first Imperial City that had been lost to the taint of Jigoku, then cleansed and then restored once more to be the capital. Harun had visited many times growing up, visiting Kyoumi and Kousuda’s house. And sometimes, rarely, even staying in his father’s quarters in the Imperial Pala...
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: 47
Views: 5455

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: 47
Views: 5455

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: 47
Views: 5455

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: 47
Views: 5455

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: 47
Views: 5455

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: 47
Views: 5455

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....