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by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

The Black Hand had been here for several days, so far undiscovered. A deserted hamlet on the borders of Dragon lands. Famine and war had not just left the village abandoned, but in a bad state of repair. But it was suitable for their purposes, until they moved on again. The followers were scattered ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Sorry about the delay, here's an update. ------ It was the next afternoon when Harun returned to the Crane embassy. A shugenja attended to him at the Arashi barracks before he left, but not before he had seen Seiho whisked away on a stretcher. After asking for Arahime, Harun went to the garden watch...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

The tenement building where the Spider were gathering was three stories high and had several entrances on the ground floor. This was the place’s strength—and also its weakness. As the moon rose over the Second City, the Arashi bushi took up their positions. Harun waited in a doorway for Seiho’s sign...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

The night was awash with stars, but Arahime couldn’t see them. She stormed out of the palace of the Warlord of Zogeku, anger and humiliation burning in her veins. Four Zogeku palace guards, from those who had accompanied her and Harun to the palace, were left scrambling in her wake, hastily grabbing...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story

Every summer, Kakita Kyoumi and Kousuda tried to spend a few weeks in their house by the seashore. The house was old and weathered, but built well and solid with a large porch facing the sea that could be completely opened to let the sea breeze into the house. It was also less than a day’s ride from...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story

A little story that is very Crane starring Doji Arami. I’ll start posting it here, hope you enjoy. ——— Kyuden Doji, Spring 1238 Doji Tsubaki sat in the tea house in the gardens at Kyuden Doji, preparing the tea implements. The kettle, the tea bowl, whisk, scoop, cloth…all of them decorated in one wa...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Perfection and Grace - A WC5 Story

A little story that is very Crane starring Doji Arami. I’ll start posting it here, hope you enjoy. ——— Kyuden Doji, Spring 1238 Doji Tsubaki sat in the tea house in the gardens at Kyuden Doji, preparing the tea implements. The kettle, the tea bowl, whisk, scoop, cloth…all of them decorated in one wa...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

The interior courtyard of the Crane Embassy was a quiet garden. It served primarily as a stone garden, the better to withstand abuse from the heavy monsoon rains. Some trees grew freely, but most of the plants stood in many pots of various sizes and shapes, clustered as if they were a natural garden...
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Asahina Masami was pleasant and friendly, she chatted with Harun as she tended to his leg, healing and binding the wound. Another scar to add to the many that were all over him. When she left, Harun settled quietly for a long time in the bath. His body was tired but his mind was full and whirling. A...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story

An abandoned fishing village by the river was to be Majid’s new home. The inhabitants were gone, victims of the cult of Kali-Ma and no one had returned. Isolated, it was perfect for what they needed. The isolation was key, the lack of people around made it easier for Majid to concentrate. But there ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Much research has gone into this chapter, enjoy! The sun had not yet set, but the day was cooling and the sun was low in the sky when Arahime approached the Ivinda district of the city. The houses there were of stone, like many others, built to resist the rains. Tile-roofed balconies encroached on t...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Arahime trailed up the steps to the Embassy, leaving Harun behind as he passed through the building's great gates. She left the parasol with the servants of the Embassy, asking in flawless Ivindi for a meal to be sent to her room. She slid the door shut behind her and sank to the ground. Her side hu...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story

Journey’s End Keep, 1204 “He scares the other children,” said Shinjo Min-Hee. “He’s just a boy, Shinjo-ue,” said Ide Hateru. Min-Hee frowned. It had been three years since the Unicorn lands had fallen to the forces of Daigotsu Kanpeki, one year since the Unicorn had arrived at Journey’s End Keep in ...
by Utaku_Yamada
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story
Replies: 2
Views: 173

The Sound of the Bells - WC5 Story

This is just a little side story I am doing about Moto Majid, his origins and how he came to be trained in the Void. It was a lot of fun to explore the nature of Void magic and training. And there will be more to follow after this part. The Sound of the Bells Unicorn Lands, 1201 They came north, fir...
by Utaku_Yamada
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Dawn was just cracking the eastern horizon as Arahime walked down the steps from the Embassy to the street to find Harun waiting for her. She was dressed in a cool, lightweight summer kimono of royal blue, with a yellow and white sash that extended from shoulder to her hip over her narrow white obi....
by Utaku_Yamada
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story
Replies: 9
Views: 387

To Touch the Sky - WC5 Story

Second City, Zogeku – Summer 1236 The first ship from the Empire at the end of the summer had long been a cause for excitement in Second City. After the long heat and pounding monsoons had driven all the inhabitants of the city inside, the first round-bellied kobune brought news, tradegoods, and vi...
by Utaku_Yamada
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 62
Views: 8526

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

The next day, they continued to search for any sign of the bandits that had raided the village. In the forest, they discovered a tree that had had some of the bark cut off with a knife, then another not far beyond. They followed the trail to a clearing where the bodies of the bandits laid, their thr...
by Utaku_Yamada
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 62
Views: 8526

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

Spring went into summer without any word, even from the letters and dispatches Harun got. Harun tried not to worry, tell himself it might take a long time for Arahime to leave the jungle, and longer still for word to reach Rokugan from Zogeku, but it was difficult. One afternoon, one of the bushi ca...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 62
Views: 8526

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

It took Harun the better part of a week to get out of Crab lands completely, the road was improving and he could set a good pace. At the border into Crane lands, he presented his travelling papers. These authorised him to be travelling in armour and were authorised with Karasu’s own chop. He got a f...
by Utaku_Yamada
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Artisan's District
Topic: L5R - The Duty of War - A Post Winter Court 5 story
Replies: 62
Views: 8526

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

The walls of Kyuden Hida seemed an unlikely place for the Susumu Shibatsu to take a leisurely stroll, but he was there with a purpose. Kakita Harun had made himself scarce since that display in the dojo. He had not been seen in the dojo since, and rarer still around the castle. Shibatsu sought him o...