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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Duty's Cost   
    Hmm, can't say I'm particularly pleased with this turn of events. But at least Tadaka has an Asako and a nezumi around to keep his head on straight. Depending on how this plays out I might have some good things to say about the Phoenix.
    Well the Kuni have a fairly good track record of not letting the Damned lose their souls. Granted a Phoenix is wielding the blade this time, so... we'll see.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Shadrack in New Fiction - Daidoji   
    One could argue that any proper samurai would gladly give their life to deny their enemies a foothold in their Clan's territory.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from HirumaShigure in Lion & Unicorn 2020 Clan Letters   
    Well if we want to bring history into it then Matsu Itagi's time as Champion saw numerous military successes, but because he lack the political influence to turn those successes into actual gains it ended up being a lot of fighting for the sake of fighting.
    And then he got himself killed by trying to invade the Shadowlands.
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    shineyorkboy reacted to KRKappel in New Fiction - Heart of the Mountain   
    Glad you all enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun writing Yoritomo, Linmei, and Kudaka, and that you've all picked up on some of the stuff I worked hard to make work on the page is really gratifying! Thanks so much for reading
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from KRKappel in New Fiction - Heart of the Mountain   
    So, when Yoritomo grabbed the big red jewel did anyone else imagine a voice calling out "YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE FORBIDDEN TREASURE!"?
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Diogo Salazar in A Discerning Eye and an Unyielding Resolve   
    Satoshi was revealed as Kolat in one of the RPG modules (I'm not sure which one). I'm don't believe it's been established that Satoshi was personally responsible for Satsume's death, but it was established in this module https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/54/5d/545d40f0-3e88-406a-ab00-fecd7cea0875/l5r01dlc_adventurecompressed.pdf that Satsume was in contact with a member of the Kolat in the capital who he saw as a peer (which Satoshi would qualify for) and that they had him killed once they became convinced he couldn't be converted to their cause.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Mangod in A Discerning Eye and an Unyielding Resolve   
    The thing is if Shoju were going to have the Emperor killed it really doesn't really make sense for him to go to the extra effort of using the Emperor's sword to do it. He could just have him poisoned in a way that would look like natural causes. And, as Toturi has thought to himself, it doesn't make sense for Shoju to kill the Emperor before his edict naming Shoju regent is announced.
    Really the whole situation is too sloppy to have been preplanned. But I suppose you could say there's enough anti-Scorpion bias to cause people to overlook some of the logic.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in Lion & Unicorn 2020 Clan Letters   
    War is a marathon, not a sprint.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Kakita Jack in Lion & Unicorn 2020 Clan Letters   
    War is a marathon, not a sprint.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Diogo Salazar in Lion & Unicorn 2020 Clan Letters   
    War is a marathon, not a sprint.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Mangod in New Fiction - Heart of the Mountain   
    So, when Yoritomo grabbed the big red jewel did anyone else imagine a voice calling out "YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE FORBIDDEN TREASURE!"?
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Diogo Salazar in New Fiction - Heart of the Mountain   
    So, when Yoritomo grabbed the big red jewel did anyone else imagine a voice calling out "YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE FORBIDDEN TREASURE!"?
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Courtly Nets and Hidden Snares   
    I think you're overestimating how much power Shoju actually has. Imperial authority has always balanced on a knife's edge of letting the Clans do what they want enough that they don't question it but not so much that they start thinking they can ignore it. And now Shoju's effectively shown that his regime's powerless to yank the Lion's leash. Plus you have a coalition of Clans forming in opposition to the throne in exactly the way the Otomo have been trying to prevent since the time of the Gozoku.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Courtly Nets and Hidden Snares   
    A Kolat does not want to 'just' cause chaos. Chaos is but a tool. Just as a forest fire clears away dead brush to allow new growth so too does momentary chaos allow steps to be taken toward the grand objective of replacing the rotten husk of society with the true, perfect order.
    Also, what less enlightened minds might view as chaos is in reality the result of centuries of planning to ensure that all the little dominoes are placed just right so that when you finally decide to knock them over they each fall precisely where you intend them to.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Truth and Lies - new Fiction   
    I suppose that depends on what they mean by 'set this right.' If they're just aiming to bring stability to the Empire then the Crane Clan Champion working with the Imperial Advisor and wife of the Regent have a lot of influence to throw around.
    Upon consideration I really like where this series of fictions. They get a prestige boost from aiding in the defense of an Imperial holding, they defame the Lion by getting an Emerald Magistrate to imply that such aid is necessary, and they've got a great jumping off point for operations against the Lion's rear areas come the spring.
    I'm a bit mixed on the Hotaru/Kachiko situation. Personally I would have kept the confession just to ensure Kachiko's good behavior, but I can see the good will built by burning it as being valuable too.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Diogo Salazar in Truth and Lies - new Fiction   
    I suppose that depends on what they mean by 'set this right.' If they're just aiming to bring stability to the Empire then the Crane Clan Champion working with the Imperial Advisor and wife of the Regent have a lot of influence to throw around.
    Upon consideration I really like where this series of fictions. They get a prestige boost from aiding in the defense of an Imperial holding, they defame the Lion by getting an Emerald Magistrate to imply that such aid is necessary, and they've got a great jumping off point for operations against the Lion's rear areas come the spring.
    I'm a bit mixed on the Hotaru/Kachiko situation. Personally I would have kept the confession just to ensure Kachiko's good behavior, but I can see the good will built by burning it as being valuable too.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in The Eternal Knot - Dragon Novella   
    Considering Mitsu says he'll have to wear Yokuni's armor after he inherits and in the the old lore there was a belief that wearing your ancestor's armor could allow their spirit to influence your thoughts I figure that's how Togashi possesses his host bodies this time around.
    Also, given how Kazue's power actually works I'm kind of confused how the Mirumoto Daimyo thought she could be used to mass brainwash the PLS into not being heretics anymore.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Diogo Salazar in The Art of Matchmaking - New Fic   
    Can you? Last I checked the Phoenix couldn't magic there way out of a wet paper bag.
    Plus, doesn't that go against that whole 'pacifist' thing you guys are always going on about.
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    shineyorkboy reacted to Doji Hyōkin in Violence Behind Courtliness - New Fiction   
    Sure bae, I drove you to contemplate jigai so that I could provoke conflict with the Unicorn.  But on the plus side I've got my war, you're still alive, and we're still married! Wins all around.
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    shineyorkboy reacted to Diogo Salazar in The Art of Matchmaking - New Fic   
    I second this motion 😂
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    shineyorkboy reacted to KakitaKaori in The Art of Matchmaking - New Fic   
    Oh certainly.   But that's the nature of the current chaos, eh? Kind of a perfect storm.

    I blame the Phoenix. 😉
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Kakita Jack in Bloody Harvest   
    Ha ha ha.
    Oh, wait, you're serious? Let me laugh ever harder.
    HA HA HA.
    Samurai showing human decency. The things some people come up with.
     
    Let's not forget that these are peasants we're talking about. They're basically chattel. They can be killed at any time for any reason or no reason at all and the only ramifications one would face would be due to the potential lost tax revenue which isn't applicable in this case. Really I think Kamoko is being a bit overly indulgent for even suggesting a peasant is even capable of engaging in honorable combat.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Bloody Harvest   
    https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/99/48/9948e77a-a1bc-4b99-a6e8-2db7358b9575/bloody_harvest.pdf
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from 987654321 in The Cornered Lion - New L5R Fiction Story Discussion   
    *eye twitch*
    That seems like a rather plot critical piece of information to hide behind a paywall, but fine.
    By saying 'Truly, this is the suijindai.' you imply that if it weren't for this supernatural force Tsuko and her generals wouldn't have behaved badly. I fail to see how this does anything other than reinforce my assertion that you are merely using the suijindai as a convenient political scapegoat.
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    shineyorkboy got a reaction from phillos in A game of promises   
    I doubt it considering this is the payoff for that Clan choice player decision and I doubt they'd base the novella around something so... variable.
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