Other Bonds of Fate (L5R Fifth Edition) - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Recruiting, Solos and Open Gaming > Advertisements > Games Seeking Players
twitter facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-25-2020, 11:49 PM
MaximumUnicorn's Avatar
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn is offline
Pastel Goth Ki-Rin
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 02-27-2020
RPXP: 1999
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn
Posts: 731
Bonds of Fate (L5R Fifth Edition)

Game NameBonds of Fate (L5R Fifth Edition)
Game SystemOther Roleplaying Games
ThemeMystery and Adventure Rokugan
FlavourGreen tea and miso. Oh, and cool samurai action.
Plot SummaryIn Rokugan, Fate is a fickle mistress. It transcends class and Clan, from the lowest heinen to the Emperor themselves. Every person in Rokugan bears a destiny of some type, wheather it be to be the next savior heroes of legend or if it is simply to be the village baker. Many have no idea what their destiny may be, but all samurai try to meet this unexpected fate with honor and dignity.

It is this ever-fickle Fate that has brought you all together, at the wedding of Iuchi Aseo, son of daimyo Iuchi Barashi, and Toritaka Hamako, daughter of the prvincial Crab damiyo Toritaka Shippou. Barashi-sama is a healer of great renown, and has racked up a great number of favors from various lords across the Empire. It is your solemn duty to represent your lord at this wedding to pay off that debt, and be of service to Barashi-sama in any way that may make this wedding go smoothly.


ApplicationGreeting, noble samurai. From the Clan of the Ki-Rin, your humble Storyteller MaximumUnicorn has rode forth to present a game that is seeking players.

Towards this end, I have decided to work on taking a pre-written campaign and adapting it for the new Legend of the FIve Rings Fifth Edition rules.

The aplication process is simple, all I need is the following:

Name
Clan
Personality
Description
Background


And also please fill in the 20 Questions tab on the sheet here. (It's a Google Doc, so you will need to copy the document and then make edits to that copy).

All Fifth Edition (Fantasy Flight Games) rulebooks and PDFs are allowed, so if you want to make a Mantis or a Deer or even a Kitsune Impersonator feel free.
(TIP: Making a Unicorn will not earn you any bonus points. While they are my favorite of the Great Clans, my one true love is the Sparrow who do not have rules yet)

Currently I am looking for 1/week posting, maybe 2/week if we are all feeling spicy and the planets align. No current cutoff date. FINAL DATE: Feb. 14 at 11:59 PM EST

Last edited by MaximumUnicorn; 02-12-2020 at 03:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-26-2020, 08:20 AM
WidowsBane WidowsBane is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-28-2020
RPXP: 178
WidowsBane WidowsBane
Posts: 26
Good day, I haven't played 5th Edition for quite some time but would love to dust the books off and give your campaign a shot. I'll work on a character in the morning.

Do we simply post them here? Or would you prefer we PM them to you initially?

Regards, WidowsBane.

Edit: I've submitted a post, it still needs to be approved but hopefully it will be. I've decided to play Kaiu Katsura, a rather pragmatic woman who has been sent away from her home lands despite her request not to.

Last edited by WidowsBane; 01-27-2020 at 04:22 AM. Reason: Added in update.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2020, 11:48 AM
Elanir's Avatar
Elanir Elanir is offline
Very Old Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 04-02-2020
RPXP: 3563
Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir
Posts: 794
A Legend of the 5 Rings game - exciting! Since they are relatively rare there are sure to be a great many who will be interested in joining.

I have bought the books because I find the setting incredibly interesting (not to mention that the artwork is excellent), but haven‘t played a game yet in Rokugan, making me somewhat of a newbie. If you don‘t mind it, I would love creating a character for you to consider.

Just one question: would you accept a character belonging to one of the imperial families? If not, I will probably go for a Crane, but I always wanted to play a (very, very distant) relative of the Emperor.
__________________
I have taken the Oath of Sangus
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2020, 03:34 PM
MaximumUnicorn's Avatar
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn is offline
Pastel Goth Ki-Rin
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 02-27-2020
RPXP: 1999
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn
Posts: 731
Widowsbane: Please post it here, that's what this thread is for.

Elanir: Go for it! The Imperial Families are always fun, and this campaign should be a good introduction.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2020, 10:31 PM
WidowsBane WidowsBane is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-28-2020
RPXP: 178
WidowsBane WidowsBane
Posts: 26
Kaiu Katsura

Name: Kaiu Katsura

Clan: Crab

Personality:
A calm woman who finds solace in strategy and soothing words. Even stone can be overcome, it just takes time and inventive solutions.

Description: Dark haired, medium complexion, dark brown eyes. And while far from ugly, she cannot compare to that of Crane maidens. Her time both in combat and in front of the forge has eroded the small waist of her youth and smooth skin. She tried her best to remain 'soft-looking', in the hopes of finding a suitable husband, but being a Crab means she has to do certain tasks that go against such physical ideals.

Background: Growing up in the Yoake Province of Crab Lands, Katsura's family housed within Kaiu Shiro and she attended the Kaiu Engineering School. It was a relatively simple life to begin with, rarely leaving the safety of the Castle, and always travelling with a guard of some sort. Her mornings were filled with assisting her mother, studying texts and observing how Master Smiths created such masterpieces. During the middle of the day, she would deliver lunch to her father and brother at the Daishiki's Anvil Dojo where her younger brother trained. The rest of the day would see her return to the dojo, before they all returned home in the evening. This continued for many years, until she passed her gempukku. She took on the mantle of Apprentice Smith at this time, and studied under the tutelage of her mother. Her father had transferred to the Hiruma Scouts, and her brother, mere months younger but much less mature worked close by, running messages along the Wall. Life existed in such a way, until the fateful night that saw everything change.

 

Last edited by WidowsBane; 01-29-2020 at 12:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2020, 11:19 PM
Marshmallow's Avatar
Marshmallow Marshmallow is offline
Salted, not sweetened.
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 04-01-2020
RPXP: 2057
Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow
Posts: 1,312
I'm... Interested, but completely inexperienced with L5R.


Last edited by Marshmallow; 01-26-2020 at 11:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2020, 02:37 AM
SalmonMax's Avatar
SalmonMax SalmonMax is offline
Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 04-01-2020
RPXP: 1628
SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax SalmonMax
Posts: 1,148
right-aligned image
Name: Shosuro Kamiko
Clan: Scorpion
Personality: Calm, Demure, Polite; Shrewd, Calculating, Ambitious
Description: Kamiko is tall and slim and graceful, with all the elegance of a courtier at her command when she desires it. Though her features are comely and Rokugani, her blue eyes are a sign of her mixed heritage; a mark of the shame that stains her honor despite her best efforts. Though such eyes are not unusual in some clans, among the Scorpions it sets her apart. Even so, she shies away from masks that hide those eyes, requiring herself to meet this challenge face to face.

Background: Kamiko's father hosted an expedition of gaijin once upon a time. Intrepid explorers seeking to open a trade route. The leader of that expedition was a formidable woman who impressed him greatly despite her barbarian ways...not the least of which with the adroitness with which she learned Rokugani culture. Unmarried at the time, he finally took this gaijin as his wife, causing no small scandal, even with the official explanation that it was to cement this new trade, which enriched him and his household greatly while it lasted.

Her mother passed when Kamiko was still fairly young, a victim of evil magic, leaving stories of faraway lands, memories of that liquid language, and blue eyes that forever set Kamiko apart from other Scorpions.

She was loved well by her father...even pampered...but that her efforts to gain approval or notice have often been overlooked. Kamiko is not taken seriously by many; her successes as like to be attributed to luck or support by others. On the flip side, when she falters or fails, it's often not held against her...it's simply the inevitable consequence of her mixed blood. The poor dear simply can't be expected to do better.

Kamiko is driven therefore to prove this wrong. Her ambition has the aim of shattering this barrier. Accomplishments that cannot be denied. Successes that will earn her respect and acknowledgement. She is prepared to use any tool at her disposal, exploit any weakness, to achieve this goal. She isn't concerned about gaining recognition for her talents and abilities...in fact, she'd just as rather her specific skills remain largely unknown so as to deny enemies easy opportunities to predict her. Kamiko wants to be known for WHAT she does, not how she does it.

It was by virtue of her family's funds, and her own perseverance that she became a Soshi Shugenja, despite her long talent with hearing the voices of spirits. She often felt that the spirit of her mother was among them, bound to her by something she didn't understand, but wished to.

 

Last edited by SalmonMax; 02-12-2020 at 02:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-28-2020, 09:46 AM
Kerchunk's Avatar
Kerchunk Kerchunk is offline
Semper Fi
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-24-2020
RPXP: 757
Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk
Posts: 550
WIP

Yasuke
left-aligned image
Name: Yasuke
Clan: Dragon
Personality: After years of training at the Togashi monastery, Yasuke has attained a level of calm that he's never had before in his life. During his day-to-day activities he is serene and well-mannered. He can be polite and cordial in a way that was never expected of him as a member of the Crab Clan. However, during times of physical stress - in combat or chasing an adversary, for example - his calm veneer shatters and the repressed warrior rises to the surface.
Description: The first thing that an observer sees is the vestments and tattoos of the Togashi Order. They might comment to a friend though, that that Dragon looks more like a Crab. He has the broad shoulders and measured gait of someone accustomed to wearing heavy armor. He also has the distant stare of a warrior who has seen the horrors of the Shadowlands and, in all liklihood, watched friends die there.

Background: Hida Yasuke was born into the Hida family of the Crab Clan. As the first born, his father poured everything into his upbringing and despite a childhood illness that briefly gave his parents a scare, he grew up strong and healthy. In his training he was well-known for his perseverence. During the infamous armor trials of the Crab Clan, he was always the last to quit, the image of his stern father driving him on. Tall and strong, his presence in the Hida battle lines was always a welcome sight to his fellows. He easily wore the heaviest armor and had a ferocious reputation with the otsuchi. However, he constantly questioned the neverending strife against the Shadowlands and detested the corrupt Imperial bureaucracy. His superiors considered it a sign of battle fatigue and rotated him out of the ranks temporarily.

While escorting Clan merchants into the interior of Rokugan, Yasuke met a Togashi monk who invited him to embrace the monastic way of life. Yasuke left the merchants then and there to begin the ordeals that would make him a member of the Tattooed Order. He learned that they too were hampered by the Imperial bureaucracy, albiet not to the extent that his old clan was. As he trained, for years he neglected to write to his family, leaving them in the dark about his fate. The path to enlightenment, though, cannot be walked with baggage from your old life. Yasuke finally relented and sent a letter home. He imagined apocalyptic rage from his father culminating with his excommunication from the family and clan.
right-aligned image



What happened was the furthest thing from that. Two months after sending off his letter, Yasuke was visited by his youngest brother. The young man brought Yasuke the Earth Sword. It was his family's greatest heirloom, a chokuto from generations past that signified leadership within the family. Yasuke's father was telling him that he was still the firstborn son and there may have been the implication that Yasuke's father did not expect to live long. Yasuke wasn't sure because the messenger, his youngest brother, refused to talk about it. They spent a pleasant week together but the boy refused to talk about their father or what had transpired to cause this response to his letter. With the catharsis of knowing that he was forgiven by his family, he made great strides in his training.

Now that Yasuke has learned the fundamentals of the Order, his master has sent him back into the world for a time to refine what he has learned and to reconcile the negative emotions that assail him. The fledgling monk still reviles the corrupt Imperial bureaucracy and holds onto the often crude ways of the Crab Clan. His master knows that these temperaments cannot be conquered within the walls of a secluded monastery. While he would love nothing more than to spend his time in nature, meditating, Yasuke's duty compels him to be around people... often the people he finds the most despicable. Like the monk who found him years ago, Yasuke is to be an ambassador to all of Rokugan. How he conducts himself will influence how many view the Tattooed Order.

Yasuke's first assignment has been to assist a fellow Dragon, Investigator Kho. Despite his unusual name, Kho is an honored member of the Dragon Clan and a superb magistrate. He recently petitioned the Clan for clerical assistance as his workload was becoming excessive. The timing couldn't have been better. The petition was forwarded to the Togashi Order and Yasuke was dispatched immediately. While the young monk would prefer to be spending his time at the monastery, he is also eager to perform for his Order.

Conflicts:
  1. Members of the Crab Clan who recognize him may not be as forgiving as his family for leaving to become a monk.
  2. From his time as a Crab soldier, he was with a group that had a bad encounter with members of the Crane clan.
  3. Even though he has some training in it, he is disdainful of Courtesy and it shows.
  4. He just doesn't get along with bureaucrats. But he's tryin', Ringo. He's tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.


 
__________________
Onomatopoeia FTW!

Last edited by Kerchunk; 01-31-2020 at 08:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-28-2020, 02:10 PM
Ysolde's Avatar
Ysolde Ysolde is offline
Pony Princess
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-26-2020
RPXP: 13354
Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde Ysolde
Posts: 7,410
Name: Kasumi Ashahina

Clan: Crane

Personality: Yamato Nadeshiko, the flower of rokugani womanhood. Kasumi is kind, gentler, and polite. She wields the softest of power with the skill to move mountains. Those who meet her speak of her eloquence and wise words and few ever realize how much she has guided their actions through gentle requests and politeness.

Description: Long black hair often pulled up into proper braids and coiffures. She is tall and willowy with a graceful figure. Her amber brown eyes almost shine with an inner light and her pupils are always small making them seem wider and more open due to her blindness.

Background: First daughter to her parents Kasumi was born blind, and while at first this seemed like a dreadful thing she was able to get around and perform nearly any task that her parents might ask. When her younger brother came she was able to care for him and then as she grew older she learned all there was to being a proper Noble daughter. At 14 she won distinction at the Festival of Beauty and so she was taken in by Eribusu mistress of the Nihona Chaya.

At the Chaya Kasumi learned the are of tea making and diplomacy. She would also meet girls from other families and people from all over Rokugan. These meetings reinforced Kasumi's teachings and bound her to the ideal of peace throughout the realm. She has come to this weding as a representative of her family and a delegate of peace. She intends to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that as many clans, as she can convince, make peace or further gain ties to one another to ensure peace and tranquility.

 
__________________
The Sleeping Goddess continues her slumber. Once day she may awaken...

Last edited by Ysolde; 01-28-2020 at 02:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-29-2020, 12:27 AM
WidowsBane WidowsBane is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-28-2020
RPXP: 178
WidowsBane WidowsBane
Posts: 26
Hoepfully mine should be okay. If not just let me know. Also, I'm just curious, what dice roller do we use?

By the way, what are your thoughts on characters having crafted their own equipment. I'm not wanting to improve the damage or deadliness of my weaponry, but having crafted it as part of my gempukku challenge (even if its just standard quality) would be nice.

And since this is for a wedding, would I be allowed to roll to craft something as a present? Depending on how much notice our Clans would have received, I could think up a couple of options that won't be crazy?

Last edited by WidowsBane; 01-29-2020 at 05:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-29-2020, 06:32 PM
Elanir's Avatar
Elanir Elanir is offline
Very Old Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 04-02-2020
RPXP: 3563
Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir Elanir
Posts: 794
Miya Kosuke
right-aligned image

Name: Miya Kosuke (obedient herald)

Clan: Miya (Imperial Families)

Personality: Miya Kosuke is a gentle and idealistic soul believing in goodness, cooperation and harmony. Despite being distantly related to the imperial line, he dislikes ordering others around, instead trying to win them over with a kind word, a clever joke and his friendly smile. He tries to always remain calm and objective and at the same time aware of the pain and needs of others.

Description: Being the protector of his own family as well as the heir of his famous uncle, Daichi, a high-ranking official of the Miya family, Kosuke attempts to look the part, aware that his appearance, the quality of his clothes and his manners are expected to meet certain standards. His hair is of medium length so that he is able to bind it in a topknot, while his mustache is always neatly trimmed. Though he travels a lot, bringing the Emperor’s commands and edicts even to the most distant corners of the Empire, Kosuke makes sure that his faithful retainer, Hiraku, keeps his clothes clean and presentable at all times. One wouldn’t expect less from the Emperor’s herald after all. Though enjoying the finer things in life, his journeys allow Kosuke’s body to remain lean and nimble even though he doesn’t train as much as most other samurai.

Background: Though still young and untried, Miya Kosuke has found himself in the role of protector of his mother and four younger siblings after his father, Jiro, passed away as a result of an illness. At the same time, his childless uncle, Daichi, has chosen him to become his heir and head of this particular branch of the Miya family after his death. To an observer young Kosuke seems to effortlessly serve the Emperor, the tenets of Bushido and his family at the same time, though the truth is a different one. His late father’s generosity has seriously diminished the family’s wealth, forcing the young samurai to go to great lengths to maintain the standards that are expected of him. Kosuke’s other great worry is finding a proper husband for his three sisters, Natsuko, Shiori and Yua, and a respectable mentor for his child brother, Kazuki. In this he has the support and wise advice of his mother, Kimiko.

The skills he has learnt from his father and uncle and his honest, friendly and charming manner make Kosuke welcome in every part of the Empire, from the huts of peasants to the imperial palace and everything inbetween. The young man constantly attempts to do the Emperor’s bidding, remain honorable, support his family and make his uncle proud of him, though he fears that a day will come when his different goals and priorities will clash.


 


 
__________________
I have taken the Oath of Sangus

Last edited by Elanir; 02-02-2020 at 08:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-30-2020, 11:18 PM
MaximumUnicorn's Avatar
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn is offline
Pastel Goth Ki-Rin
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 02-27-2020
RPXP: 1999
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn
Posts: 731
Marshmallow: I'm just going to nod my head yes a few times.

WidowsBane: Why the site dice roller, my good ****! Don't roll dice in this thread though. Seriously, don't. Go here to do that instead.

As far as crafting a wedding present, if it makes sense for your character to do so then go right ahead (and as a member of the Kaiu family it sure does). You could likewise write a poem or offer some other gift. I'll give y'all carte blanche on the cost of such a thing as long as you stay within the realms of reasonability.

Crafting equipment now, that's a whole nother kettle of fish. Such work is often looked at as beneath you noble samurai. Still though, if the background and choices made during the 20 Questions support such a thing we could discuss it in more detail in the leadup to the game start. The Oriole Clan isn't in 5e yet, so I'm not worried about that being abused to bad.

Last edited by MaximumUnicorn; 01-30-2020 at 11:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-30-2020, 11:18 PM
mjb's Avatar
mjb mjb is online now
Catch Phrase
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 04-02-2020
RPXP: 2370
mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb mjb
Posts: 4,042
I tried to get into a L5R game a while back but the GM went AWOL. I'll try to get a character up sometime this weekend
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-31-2020, 02:19 AM
WidowsBane WidowsBane is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 03-28-2020
RPXP: 178
WidowsBane WidowsBane
Posts: 26
My bad. I wasn't sure if it used the new dice or not. I'm still learning what the different sides mean.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-31-2020, 03:47 AM
MaximumUnicorn's Avatar
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn is offline
Pastel Goth Ki-Rin
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: 02-27-2020
RPXP: 1999
MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn MaximumUnicorn
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by WidowsBane View Post
My bad. I wasn't sure if it used the new dice or not. I'm still learning what the different sides mean.
OH! That! Yeah, no we will just be using the conversion chart in the CRB with d6s and d10s.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2020, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB