Rogues Gallery

Cave Diving

* Meanwhile, Yoshi off to the NW? Another item from the old dynasty.
* Hiba the bandit leader has it.
* 9 Fingers want him…offer reward!
* Yoshi scouted.
* Red Wolves (army) hit the bandits hard. Indentified key caves, likely lair

* Yoshi stealth roll 16. “mother fucking ninja today!”
* We have Magumi and DDTs (need cover fire). 2 big sticks and 2 bows
* 2 devices… Banish (bag of soybeans) and helmet Darksight)
* 2 caves, one heavily guarded
* We approach the caves as “simple pilgrims”
* Guy comes out, wants toll, 100 bu each (ouch!)
* The impasse results in hostilities
* Yoshi cuts him down without a thought. We enter. The first cave. Second cave appears to be a stable.
* In the first cave, 2 men. They send one to check on a noise, Yoshi cuts him down(first strike)
* Yamato Barrier the other exit (thorns)
* Yoshi rushes in and kills.
* Clearly a little guard room. 21 bu.
* T junction, come upon horses (right).Two guys grooming the horses (5)
* Yoshi Sweeps them. Horses stampede
* 3 guys nearby in a storage area.
* Yoshi rushed up to to sweeps 2 of them
* 3 rd guy, with init, yells out. Yoshi engages. Yamato kills him.

* More come in from the various directions
* An archer shoots at at Yoshi, shakes. Archers counter and killed.
* Brutes from the side.
* Another archer shoots Yoshi,soaks
* 2 run up.yamato shoots one, shakes. Yoshi first strike fails.
* Yoshi kills one
* Magumi kills the one doing an agility trick
* Next round, my guys pretty ineffective this round
* Yoshi kills a fleeing
* Mop up.
* We continue our sweep

* Big area, deserted. Except it’s not. Both Yoshi and Yamato shake from arrows.
* Yoshi charges, tripwire triggers crossbows. Shakes but overcomes it.
* more around the corner
* Yoshi kills a armored guy that rushed up. Yamato shakes the two archers. Everyone comes up. Megume Deflection
* Yamato kills 3, archers kills one. Megume raises Fighting. Yoshi hits armor guy, but he soaks.

* Very large man steps down into back of cave.
* They rush up,baseball at guy killed
* Flurry of arrows, Yamato hits big guy Shakes)
* Yamato hits against Hiba, 1 wound and shaken
* Ninjas!
* Play a card that avoids the Drop, but still Two wounds after the soak.
* Next round, kill the ninja, keep Yoshi fighting up. Yoshi clears a path to Hiba.
* next round, Yamato joker. Put a wound on Hiba (2 hits, needed that joker). Megume deflection, still a hit by the big guy. 2 wounds
* Big hit on Hiba, finishes him. Yoshi mops
* Rest surrender
* Other ninja flees.

XP 45, Rep 30

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The Nine Fingers Fan

Nizumiiru… One of the 3

* Meet the other pcs for the night. Rory’s first session.
* Digger . Ninja. Katso
* Big dog. Samurai. tree trunk
* Rory. Samurai. Something dragon
* Yoshi is stoned on a experimental sake
* Go to Inan. Fed ex. A warfan from the previous dynasty
* Arata is the contact
* go by warhorse and wagon.
* Streetwise, rory gets multiple raises. Used to be in the military.has raised the black-market in this area. Raised failed since they were always tipped off. Run by 9 fingers (yakuza). Tough guys.
* We might separate the samurai from ninja and ganzo.
* Magist hanario. Woman, here because she spoke out, but is still favored by the lord.
* In the market, we notice that there is Arata. Missing
* The samurai visit the magistrate, they seem to have more honor than locals.
* She has not heard of Arata.
* They set up shop there.
* Back at the market, streetwise. They have heard of him, but not for a few weeks. He is from the other side of the mountains.
* Samauri in the market. Someone tries to cut their purse (caught). 7 year old. Missing left pinkie. Now, a duel…but it dissipates. The ninja tracks the 9 fingers in he crowd. There is a particular stall selling drugs.
* Night passes.

* The sake wagon…

* Next morning. At the inn, Nobo. We are off.
* To a house. Very nervous. An older woman. Arata, been in a fight. Special sake heals some. 9 fingers stole it. Do you have any enemies? None immediately.
* Big dog wins the sparing over Rory.
* We plot. Initial stake to understand their escape patterns. Rory back trying to fix the local samauri
* She will not let those two weak samurai fight for us. Political reasons
* 9 fingers basically hang at the sake house. One guy goes into the foothills
* Yamato makes an attachment to the rail gun the fires out a net ( Gadgeteer)
* The samauri will go to the stall and shake things up.

* Big dog opens with a decapitation
* Yamato drops one.
* The armor of the samauri protects them as they cut up the 9 fingers.
* Yamato takes another down. Ninija sneaks.
* Some guy joins the fight on our side
* Yamato kills yet another…
* Ninja shirking… Hits And shakes
* Rory kills his.
* Big captures the last.
* Satoshi .. He hates the thieves. They take half.
* Interrogation
* Fan with Sorro
* Also a set of caves to stash loot.

* To the caves.
* Ambush, they miss badly. Yamato draws a 2 of clubs and a Joker :) one dead ambusher.
* Big charges into the cave. Shakes one
* they fire ineffectiely
* Ninja moves up to shirking, no effect.
* rory steps into e heart of the fray. They in both have first strike. Armor protects. Shakes one
* Yamato steps up and hits. The Void finishes him off (Eeeevil)
* More deeper in the cave.
* Big dog slices one up
* Then draws joker…big hit, shakes
* Yamato finishes him off.
* Enemy ineffective

* Then a big ass Oni shows up
* He sweeps his guys and our samauri
* Skewers big dog 8 wounds. Dead. But action card … Clone
* ninja kills lackey
* Yamato uses the net on the Oni. Raise!
* Ninja on hold
* Rory wild attacks, 17 damage, 1 wound
* Clone pops up and does 21 damage…soaks 1 wound. 2 total
* With a Bennie, the ONI breaks free to attack…but a card stuns everyone. Ninja
* Yamato . Still shaken and no bennies
* Rory, same.
* Ninja, called shot. +2 damage… Still absorbed
* Big. Still shaken… Bennie..sucks damage
* ONI on the rampage…sweeps with a raise… Big shake and wound, rory same
* Samauri still Got off shaken, but not act
* ONI hits, rory takes a shake
* Yamato hits, but not beat toughness
* Ninja agility trick…success
* Big wild attacks… Shakes
* Yamato called shot and kills!

And we get the war fan.

XP 40 Rep 27

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Sake Ninjas and Another Duel

* Yusuke … Sake merchant we took to makita.
* Still cooled and icy, 2" of snow. He needs to get back.
* Back into the yami mountains.
*

On the way.

* A bandit wants our goods…
* Megumi breaks some guys arm that trying to steal the sake
* Archer pops out and shoots Yoshi as he closes with the leader
* Yow is first strike training kills the Face
* Yamato brings up a thorn wall, then shoots the archer.
* Yoshi kills the throned bandit

Someone stealing the sake unseen! Chase rules

* Megumi calls upon the spirits to slow the ninjas (lower trait)
* Ninjas pull a Trick. Yamato -2 on next agility. Miss Yoshi with shurikin
* Extras race ahead, but miss with a bow.
* Ninja falls into a snowbank (obstacle), shakes him
* Yoshi chases ninja into the same snowbank and landed on ninja
* Extras close in to chop them up. Shakes one
* Yamato takes a wild shot, Yoshi whips an axe into snow
* Yamato finds a good spot and barriers one…the raise takes him out of the race (fenced him in)
* Megumi boosts Yoshi trait. Yoshi throws his axe (picked it up along the way). Kills him
* Sake recovered. One captured ninja. Kill him (defiant)

A small inn on the trail.

* Yusuke claims it’s a nice place, but looks ramshakle.
* Interlude
* Yoshi – tragedy .. Bodyguard to what’s her name. Sachiko. She was kniving, obey the lady the lord of the new household. Conflicted, duels, and insult. Had to work against the lord. Questioned the code. Now outside the code, desired to re establish old ways
* Yamato – desire. Blend technology and sake .. A kaki run on sake
* Rest of trip in cool weather.

1000 bu
Plus 2000 bu necklace.

Going back there in the spring, festival (says yusuke). Drunken warrior festival.

Back in The Capital

* Monkey is back! Playfully lifts my rail gun as a joke.
* The main Wise Guy, The Voice of the Three. Wants to hear Yoshi tale. To the old tea house
* Tolds about the sword. Fugiwara was captured and held at Isei. Fugi was high up in the lord that attacked Yoshi’s lord. Word is he committed attrocities.
* Isei . The West Prison. Always 100 prisoners. Keeps worst 100. Always send 10 of for sacrifice to Hinote Shima to keep peace and prosperity for the Empire. (throw them into a volcano). About 200 guards, and 40 support. Prison is 5 levels, 20 prisoners each level,1 guard. Only one escape a few years ago.
* So, either tongue cut out or cumbersome mask.
*

Common knowledge/ defining interests.

* +2 to home, 0 one other, rest at -2

Isei. Late march is when he would be moved. going now (cool weather)

* Plan: special sake to give Yoshi Silver Tongue
* (use Gagetter, boost trait, and some creative macguiver. Raise gives d6+2.)
* Void walkers…black with red trim. Probably escorting a new prisoner there. Moving fast.
* High security
* “we come bearing a gift and a request of the warden.” come back tomorrow due to the prison exchange.
* Broken table inn.
* Not unheard of a duel, but rare now under the Iron Dynasty
* Warden Ichinoka
* Death: ninja that attacked Lord general during the war.

Black marble faced tower

* Wardens house off to the side.
* Servant is Old Ways guy
* Warden, heavy set in late 50s. Balding. 2 women sitting near by. Probably not really gisha
* Guy is sympathetic to the cause…but nuetral
* convince roll….1,1. Turned into a Social Conflict
* Warden: why should I do this… Voidwalkers.
* Yoshi: honor. 3 successes)
* W:paperwork
* Y: get rid of empire enemy, tie
* W: hassle.
* Y: honor. Big rolls, Bennie pushes it over. Agrees, but favor.

The duel.

* He choose the mask.
* Fugi lunges, First Strike. Dude has parry 9, armor value of 5. Play “you shall not pass” Shakes/wound/ spend Bennie to soak
* fugi misses (completing action)
* Yoshi attacks, raise. big damage, 3 wounds.. Soaks one.
* Fugi fails spirit ,spends last Bennie to act. Hits, 3 wounds…soaks 2, card bonus drops.
* Yoshi comes off shaken, wins init by suite.
* Yoshi hits, 42 damage! Another decapitation

XP 35, rep 25
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Our Reknown Grows
I'm here for someones head...

oshi, from watanabi, from the islands

3 Sages – our aligence

* In the capital.
* In the sake house, doing intense research
* In walks Red Wolves (boo)
* He is asking about us.
* Lt susamu… Out buddy from the adventure deck. Wants to meet. Upscale place.
* At the meeting.
* Private room, other army officers. Gesha serve and entertain.
* He is returning a “favor”
* Lt susamu is of the “new old ways” … Honor is fine up to a point of convience.
* Mountains to the north miyamakori monastery. He saw dishuko. He is the guy that opened the gates that led to Yoshi’s lord death.
* Serving as master of arms.
* Warrior monk monastery
* Discussion on why monks are in mountains.
* After paying back the dishonor, Yoshi might become a monk after thing.
* Yamato misses the subtle hint to leave (hard of hearing)

On the road.

* Yami mrs … Bblack mount range of the north
* Megumi, and Jho and Ichirho
* 50 miles…
* It’s December …damn, it’s cold! And snowy… 5"
* After killingthis guy, the premier sake maker is just up the way
* random encounter…black bear…winter coat!
* Yoshi tries to scare it off (intimidate).fails (very hungry) roads back… No effect. It decides to walk off.
* close to mountains…gets much worse.
* Extra was leading us…“I thought you knew where you were going”
* Sooooo cold….
* Mikita…sake family

We arrive. Yoshi states his intentions. Bluntly

* 2 statues of a white haired woman. Relative the founder…but still odd and out of place. Megume notes that the abbot tried to scale a mountain and found succor in a cave and dreams of his grandmother.
* they bring refreshments
* Abbott quiamato will want to see us.
* Kasunari is the master at arms

Meeting w/ Abbot

* Timing fits for this master of arms to be Dishuku
* He is from the south and is not doing well
* stop to order ’Za
* sleep in a cave (monk cells)
* Another statue of the woman. All poses different. This one praying. Yamato investigates, nothing interesting.
* “am I to understand there are no side dishes?” damn monks
*

Next day

* Merchant oYusuki. Interested in makita. Yes. Saki deal. The bigger influence is the region the rice is grown.
* People eyeing Yoshi, but his foreign armor is almost s disguise. He sees his man…
* “Oh, it’s on!”
* Opening agility rolls… 11 vs 10, Yoshi springs
* A hard hit that he barely deflects. Dish counters. Minor wound
* Next round, a mean less exchange
* Then dual dueces. Yoshi keeps init and cuts into weak point due to dish overextending(wild attack). 2 wounds. Counter is ineffective.
* Next round. Dish has init. Misses. “finish him” 44 (3 aces on a d12).
* Cuts his head off!
* Sake fixes him off.
* + 2 to rep.
* Monks…they always thought something was up with that guy. Undisciplined
* loot. Armor is heavy.

Abbott

* Awkward sit. Proven case with blade, but no one to train the monks.
* “a bit of sake usually reveals most secrets”
* Leave after the storm.

Monk says something interesting is dish’s place. Shikato

* Has lords combo katana/wash on wall. give chr bonus to those that know blades
* Wooden box wrapped in silk. Pearl necklace. Megumi thinks there is untapped magic in that pearl.
* Healing potion, 2 wound
* Yoshi is well loved here now.

Yusuki – to makita

* Parlay into a job. Bu for us!
* Afraid of karasu
* Place holds to the Old Ways
* Yamato will stick out. Yoshi will like, except he is a Ronin.
* Iron in soil give the distinct taste. Must get a sample
* The are , however, interested in my still
* We stay at an inn.
* A drinking contest.

Drinking contest

* Drunk rating. 2 plus half vigor
* Used macguiver to make something to null some of the vigor
* Rules are kinda like combat.
* Various Str of sake
* Yamato gives a heroic attempt and beats their champ, but Yoshi wins. However yamato got 2 rounds for fire dragon sakes (-5).
* +1chr here.

XP to 30
Rep to 20

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Good Times
Time to jump in the way-back machine

Link to pics!

Flashback for Yoshi

* I’m running a Mage. Using showdown rules
* Backstory… Attack on lords castle. Looks grim, so his lord assigned Yoshi to get his wife clear. We are attacked during our flight.
* They have a Mage as well.
* Arrows of mt fuji.. Cast smite with the elemental focus fire.
* Ah, ninjas!
* Fencing ninjas nearly kill my guy!
* Damn ninjas stole one of mikes bennies! (twist of fate)
* Yoshi hassan chops my first target (WC)
* Archers turn and obliterate Mage and set tree on fire.
* Mike: “always kill the Mage, you can mop up the ninjas later…like orcs”
* Me re ninjas. “pajamas really do not stop weapons….”
* My archers avenge me… Kill the ninja in the tree that knocked my Magee out.
* Yoshi escapes.

My flashback… Kikia

* Win: dramatic task to get the kiki running.
* Yoshi charges into the breech.
* I am also running a kensei

Round 1

* Damn archer hits my kaki! Makes job tougher. So far, the line is holding.
* Migagi help on repair, spend Bennie, and 2 successes. My other group kills two and engages the Mage.

Round 2

* Yoshi gets another joker, but 1,1. But an extra is kicking tail
* Migagi almost anticipates my needs (another plus 2). Spend Bennie and 2 successes. So need 1
* Archer hits and shakes. My guys whale on the Mage.
* Yoshi bottles up by the lake.
* Mage comes off shaken, but spell failed.

Round 3

* Initial. We get all clubs (so my gutsy neg 2)
* They get all high cards and joker (and A Bennie)
* Mage gets burst off, but my Kensai does a matrix dodge
* Nasty hit on Yoshi. Was many, soaked to 1
* Yoshi finishes the WC.
* Get the kaki started!
* Ginshu the Mage!

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Silver Willow Pass
All this fuss over a bucket of water

The Further Tales of Yoshi and Yamato!

[ooc note: Playing outside at Casa Adams…nice fall afternoon. Mike made us up some fine chili!]

Since our last adventure, Yamoto has added some special ingrediants to his Saki to increase the potency of his equipement (PPs to 15). Yoshi has been toughening himself to better fight on in combat (Nerves of Steel).

We continued our trek to the Red Temple to deliver the scroll. The Monk Magumi and Jho (“Joe”) still accompany Yoshi and I.

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Return of Shinzu Ginzen
Adventure hooks are easy when Hindrances are Heroic and Curious

Yamato (Ganso) & Yoshi (Ronin)

8/21/2011

The Old Tea House is the scene where once again The Three call upon us for a service. Mizzy (one who may be centuries old) asks us to go to Great Moutain in Sorimizu, to the Red Temple. We are to deliver a scroll to a monk there, wait for answer. An odd task for Kesshi, but the quest for knowledge is a crooked path, as they say.

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The Tanners Brother - Part 2

As the nights pass, the gang war rages across the city of Ptolus. City leaders decry the thugs and hooligan criminals but they keep their head-knockers out of the way. Better to let two monsters fight it out and then come in to take care of the pieces.

Dorrel and Ava were sitting in a small tower above a jewelry shop. The owner, Tavel Wren, was very anxious to not be brought into the fight, so Dorrel and Ava are in disguise. Below them was the small square the locals called the pond as water would remain for days after a rain due to the poor drainage. On the far side of the pond was a group of Killravens, also on neutral territory.

Squinting, Dorrel noticed something odd. “They aren’t a strike team. Most of them are carrying tools. I bet they’re moving their boss again and are ready to reinforce wherever he lands. This might be a real opportunity.”

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Secret of the Stars
Time for a signature move!

Session 1

We find our Kesshi, Yamato the Ganso & Yoshi (Ronin), wandering the streets of Zuiichi, the capital of Iskusa Kokoro, the center of the Empire. The tale told from the point of view of Yamato.

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The Tanners Brother - Part 1

First use of adventure deck
Pact lords w/ killraven
Gang war! We did good, rest not so well.
We rocking in the war. If we would have had a few dwarves, it probably would be over!
Invite back to onyx spider for another tattoo.
Expanded 3rd eye into eye of Horus.
This grants Boost Trait 1/session for 3 rounds.

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