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  1. Kaito Kikaze

    Dreams of Shadow

    Nothing on Kolat Informant anyhow. Let's see if these will work for y'all though... https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469367286596239360/469367324990767105/20180719_145355.jpg (page 1) https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469367286596239360/469367343240314930/20180719_145402.jpg (page 2) https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469367286596239360/469367364643979264/20180719_145409.jpg (page 3) https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469367286596239360/469367393148469248/20180719_145415.jpg (page 4)
  2. Kaito Kikaze

    On the Kolat

    So after (more or less) reading through this, it seems like the logical way to make Kolat a thing (if they truly want to do so in the new lore) would be to not have it originate from Rokugan and have been established for a thousand years. Let's say that, maybe certain Unicorn encountered some interesting gaijin humanist philosophies during their travels abroad. Of course, these philosophies would have nothing to do with the Kami. Perhaps they were reactionary philosophies to the djinn, or other rulers in those foreign parts. When the Unicorn return to Rokugan with all this new shiny knowledge they've acquired, these humanist-enamored philosophers find a culture that feels backwards and quaint compared to what they've experienced. What could be the cause for this? Could it be the long-standing traditions enforced by the Kami who established this little empire and use the Hantei bloodline to maintain their control and dictates? And so a movement of sorts begins, as these Unicorn philosophers - and maybe some more ambitious Rokugani, as well as some truly concerned for the well-being of the empire, and just maybe an extension of the peasantry dissatisfied with the so-called natural order of Kami-inspired culture and their virtual enslavement by the samurai caste - to cast off the Old Ways of the Kami and their empire, and establish a New Order of Man...
  3. Kaito Kikaze

    'New' Official Map

    Oh man...that would be incredible if Middle Earth and Rokugan were two parts of the same world. like you have the wastes to the northeast of Mordor stretching out into the Burning Sands and such, and Mordor's own influence actually stretches into the Shadowlands. The Haradrim are either close neighbors or are themselves the Ivory Kingdoms. Rokugan is actually centered around the lands that humans first originated in, and the tribes remaining when the Kami fell are those who chose not to wander west. What the Rokugani know as Kami are in fact Maiar or Valar who came to dwell among the humans and formed the empire, and the (lowercase) kami are maiar and lesser spirits who had always inhabited those lands.
  4. Can confirm, saw the image myself as well for the Unicorn Stronghold. Unfortunately no link available because word came down from FFG/Discord mods to delete the images.
  5. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    I'm not saying good Unicorn would have done it intentionally. And after this fiction, I do believe there are some genuinely good ones in the bunch. But if there were say, a heretical sect, or cult, or other Bad People within the Unicorn that wanted to disrupt the Soul of the Empire, they could potentially have been releasing djinn in Phoenix lands for decades now as part of an overarching plot to destabilize the empire. Presumably said group won't be too distraught over lost love between the clans, or even potential threats to meishodo practice, since what they're doing already must be kept secret anyhow.
  6. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    The thing to keep in mind is that the records of changes occurring actually indicate this has been going on for a long time now, it's just been gradually increasing. That, to me at least, seems an increased likelihood that the djinn in Phoenix lands are the result of Unicorn pilgrims (who are given free permission to pass through no questions asked!) either intentionally or accidentally bringing these outsider spirits with them.
  7. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    I'm totally fine with Mantis becoming a great clan. Just...don't invade Phoenix lands this time. You can have Crane's lands. lol.
  8. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    ^ What @Schmoozies said. In other words, it has even less merit than Mantis becoming a Great Clan.
  9. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    Oh that, I thought you were talking about the half-sister thing, lol. Friendship with the prince. Hmm. I don't think there's any fiction from the LCG that actually confirms this as a thing. I think so far at least that's just players projecting old lore onto the new story, since in the past there was a connection between Shahai and that timeline's version of Daisetsu, Daigotsu.
  10. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    They don't get very explicit in explaining the circumstances, but it's subtly discussed in "Family Duty" from the Into the Forbidden City pack insert.
  11. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    I don't think she's the Champion's daughter, don't they specify Shahai is the half-sister of her kids? I think Shahai is the Champ's baby daddy's kid by another (out-of-wedlock) relationship. ADD: Suddenly I realize the Unicorn are the ghetto trailer trash of the empire, AND they're spreading these djinn like fleas...no wonder no one likes them, lol.
  12. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    I don't know that it would be more detrimental per se though if it's something being controlled by specific people. Assuming that the guilt can be pinned to a particular Bad Guy or Girl, or an Evil Cult, rather than the clan as a whole.
  13. If he/she is dumb enough to trigger the reaction on their own attackers, sure.
  14. Kaito Kikaze

    Outsiders - Phoenix Fiction

    I've been pondering this myself, and there's a couple of possibilities that came to mind. The first (and potentially more sinister) possibility is that the djinn are in Phoenix lands due to the Unicorn pilgrims traveling to the Ki-rin shrine. They may have simply detached themselves from the Unicorn they were following, spreading like fleas from a dog (no offense intended), or perhaps Someone deliberately released them along the pilgrimage trail... The other possibility is that the djinn are drawn to Phoenix lands because of the density of kami and places of power/shrines there. It seems they are particularly keen to take over the shrines and kick out local kami that are receiving offerings, since the fiction suggests this is quite widespread through Phoenix lands. As the popular spots filled up in our lands, the invading spirits are spreading out beyond our borders to nearby places of power. One more possibility is that the Talisman Kaede saw contains a very powerful djinn lord, or something similar, and although contained (for now), it may be able to influence or direct its fellow invading spirits. Thus it may perceive the Phoenix as a threat, and sent its minions to Phoenix lands to disrupt the local kami and the Phoenix shugenjas' ability to combat whatever plot is afoot. Or since the Talisman contains it, perhaps there is someone using it and the spirit it contains to direct these foul schemes...
  15. Kaito Kikaze

    'New' Official Map

    Never underestimate the fickle needs of the kami. They're old, and old people are very particular about controlling the humidity, temperature, etc. of their environment.
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