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by Ide Yoshiya
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Bounties 2015
Replies: 52
Views: 13477

Re: Unicorn Bounties 2015

Ryofu wrote:with kanpeki going to lay the smackdown on seiken and become emperor in onyx, do we really want a unicorn to marry seiken?
From a storyline standpoint, our choices shouldn't depend on future knowledge our clan's people would not have. "Smart decisions make poor storytelling," and all that.
by Ide Yoshiya
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Bounties 2015
Replies: 52
Views: 13477

Re: Unicorn Bounties 2015

After giving it some thought, if it were up to me to choose from the Unicorn I would probably pick Sakiko as I believe she personifies the compassion and freedom that the Unicorn stands for. And compassion is something that any ruler should possess. And she ain't half bad lookin either. Her Destine...
by Ide Yoshiya
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Bounties 2015
Replies: 52
Views: 13477

Re: Unicorn Bounties 2015

Kakita Kae has something like a $700 bounty for the bride event at this point, and TBH I really hope she wins because Gio is such a cool person. It's also no small part of the reason I'd like to see the Crane ally with us. ;)

See? There's a method to my madness, I swear!
by Ide Yoshiya
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RE

Just as a technical point, while it is important that we cherish our heritage, barbarian is not a term we Ide are comfortable associating with the Unicorn. Our clan is as much as part of Rokugan as are the other clans, great and small, and it is the Ide family's duty to make them see this. The more ...
by Ide Yoshiya
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RE

RavenSoul wrote:Well, I believe the main goal here was to see what we would want to do BEFORE know how the whole thing finishes. Our attitude towards Kampeki's rebellion initially seems important. Or maybe not.
True, knowing too much might lead to the clans making smarter decisions. :p
by Ide Yoshiya
Sat May 30, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RE

Do we know how the official vote will work? Is it going to be a flat, one-vote decision, or will we be able to rank the choices in order of our preference, so that failing our first-place choice we can at least contribute against our last-place choice?
by Ide Yoshiya
Sat May 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

But short of directly plagiarizing your write-up, as a Unicorn player who would very much like to see this alliance happen, how should I proceed?
by Ide Yoshiya
Sat May 30, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RE

What about the "Alliance of the Sisters" path? There is clearly a preference for player-created paths, and it would be nice to see this "sub-path" represented.
by Ide Yoshiya
Thu May 28, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

Additional Component - the Alliance of the Sisters: From before the Dawn of the Empire, Doji and Shinjo shared a special bond, a bond reaffirmed by Crane support for the recognition of Shinjo’s Clan on their return from centuries of wandering. Despite tension and misunderstanding, the friendship be...
by Ide Yoshiya
Thu May 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RE

Not sure how this could be avoided, but does the poll currently allow votes by non-Unicorn who visit here? (No, I am not planning to launch a campaign of Crane emissaries screwing up the tally; just curious if this situation is being taken into account.)
by Ide Yoshiya
Tue May 26, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Story Paths
Replies: 111
Views: 18126

Re: Unicorn Story Paths

The Open hand,Open Road is great and involves the Ide which is a really really nice spin on Assemble Your Forces and Do Your Duty. I think it rounds it off much more neatly. Failing my favorite, a Path 2 alliance with the Crane, I have to say I wouldn't mind an Ide-friendly Alternate Path. 8-) I wi...
by Ide Yoshiya
Tue May 26, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths !RESET!
Replies: 96
Views: 18010

Re: Unicorn Path options, including player created paths

I favor an alliance path. The times ahead will be trying, and the clan that chooses to stand alone will undoubtedly fall, while those that stand together will find strength in one another. We are indeed the clan of Compassion, and working to strengthen the heimin is a noble pursuit towards that end....
by Ide Yoshiya
Tue May 26, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: A path idea
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: A path idea

Then definitely vote Path 2 here, to show the rest of the clan where you stand!
by Ide Yoshiya
Fri May 15, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

I was initially going to reply to you by pointing out that Unicorn don't have radios, but even if we did have radios, they wouldn't be enough to coordinate that! We don't have that many armies. We can't coordinate that many armies. Even if we did, dividing our forces enough to do that is just beggi...
by Ide Yoshiya
Thu May 14, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

For twelve centuries, the Crane have tended to the fabric of the Empire, the subtle web of tradition, culture, etiquette and diplomatic ties that keep it functioning as a united entity rather than splintering into a hundred warring barbarian fiefdoms. Division is weakness. Unity is strength. The Id...
by Ide Yoshiya
Tue May 12, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

What are the potential downsides to getting the Yobanjin involved?
by Ide Yoshiya
Mon May 11, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

AS of this moment, we hold the Ki-Rin's Path. Per Imperial Decree, the travel permissions of Tainted individuals are exclusively one-way. So we can expect that if Kanpeki pulls the forces from the Jungles, we'll see conflict as they attempt to take the path. That might be the way we first get infor...
by Ide Yoshiya
Mon May 11, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Unicorn Story Paths
Replies: 111
Views: 18126

Re: Unicorn Story Paths

A possible alternate path occurred to me today when discussing the Crane's third option and how it relates to our potential alliance with them. Divide and Conquer The Unicorn's military strength has always been in the mobility of its forces. As Daigotsu Kanpeki makes his move to claim the Emperor's ...
by Ide Yoshiya
Mon May 11, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

"Poor decisions make good storytelling." And I'm not even advocating the idea of trapping Kanpeki. Just his supporters. 8-)
by Ide Yoshiya
Mon May 11, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors
Replies: 110
Views: 15756

Re: Story Paths: Hearing the Ambassadors

Speaking of mobility, what is the relative strength of the Unicorn, Mantis, and Spider militaries in the Colonies at this time? Depending on the situation, we might be in a good position to prevent Spider forces loyal to Kanpeki from returning to Rokugan.