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5 hours ago, Nheko said:

Do you know when does the events from We Strike First by Lisa Farrell occur?

Based on Usagi Shun's report:

“What news?” Tsukiko asked.

Shun glanced up, a glint of humor in her eyes, and Tsukiko realized she had let her impatience show. There was no shame in that. She had waited long enough; Shun had been gone almost a month.

“The Crab have been forced to call upon local lords to reinforce their troops on the Wall,” Shun said. “This leaves many minor lords unable to spare bushi to protect the villages in their domains.”

“So their territory is vulnerable,” Tsukiko said. “That could be a terrible temptation for other clans.”

“A great temptation,” Shun agreed, “though the Great Clans have larger concerns at the capital.”

“Everything remains unsettled?”

“The regent struggles against political opposition that claims his position is illegitimate. Skirmishes among the Osari Plains have escalated with so many magistrates attempting to maintain order in the capital, but the Great Clans fight among themselves. Any troubles this far from Otosan Uchi are beneath their notice for the moment.”

For there to be a regency it must be more-or-less current; the Regency is announced during Behind The Empty Throne, and the 'political opposition' is presumably coming from Kakita Yoshi after Wind Through Falling Leaves.

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Yes...It's pretty late in the season. I put it around October Week 3 for these reasons:

1) Word of the death of the Emperor has spread and clan war has blow up across the Emperor (as described above).

2) Rice is still being harvested (presumably a second harvest)  so it's not past them into winter.

You can fit this into everything else using this if you  like:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wEhIccleYFIsL_C0zKAV3gk4U7XIcjNXokEsuMBbBZM/edit#gid=0

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On 2/17/2020 at 7:41 AM, Magnus Grendel said:

Based on Usagi Shun's report:

“What news?” Tsukiko asked.

Shun glanced up, a glint of humor in her eyes, and Tsukiko realized she had let her impatience show. There was no shame in that. She had waited long enough; Shun had been gone almost a month.

“The Crab have been forced to call upon local lords to reinforce their troops on the Wall,” Shun said. “This leaves many minor lords unable to spare bushi to protect the villages in their domains.”

“So their territory is vulnerable,” Tsukiko said. “That could be a terrible temptation for other clans.”

“A great temptation,” Shun agreed, “though the Great Clans have larger concerns at the capital.”

“Everything remains unsettled?”

“The regent struggles against political opposition that claims his position is illegitimate. Skirmishes among the Osari Plains have escalated with so many magistrates attempting to maintain order in the capital, but the Great Clans fight among themselves. Any troubles this far from Otosan Uchi are beneath their notice for the moment.”

For there to be a regency it must be more-or-less current; the Regency is announced during Behind The Empty Throne, and the 'political opposition' is presumably coming from Kakita Yoshi after Wind Through Falling Leaves.

After getting to the end of that fiction, I found that this conversation makes much more sense if you just put a silent "We strike first." at the end of each comment by the two of them.

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