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Old 09-12-2014, 05:13 PM
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Obsidian Champions - Chapter 1 to 6 - OOC



The Obsidian Champions

The Eastern Clan

MoonZar Campaign Setting


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Old 09-12-2014, 05:33 PM
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It's fine You guys can open as much topics you want in the tavern. There's no particular arrangement here.

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Old 09-12-2014, 05:41 PM
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I love how "4 or 5" turned into "5 or 6" turned into 7.
Yeah not sure how it happened, let's hope it will be for the best. I think it will help to cover if somehow real life swallow one of the character.

Also the application was very good, I had trouble to cut under 7.

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Dark, Taichi has a wine glass in his profile and Chikichi needs someone to share his Ulanzi (Bamboo wine) with. Since my people's forest borders on the Dwarven mountain range, it's conceivable that our characters may have interacted at some point, either through trade or wandering.

Vanarans have a habit of attaching themselves to humanoids who demonstrate remarkable internal strength, so anyone who is likely to make an impression on him will likely end up with a curious shadow.


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Maghnuis, Chikichi will likely have a strange relationship with Toshi. He is driven by a strong respect for Toshi's force of character and sense of morality, but sensing the opposition to gaijin will force him to keep his distance out of self-preservation. The dance of a dog expecting to be abused, but wanting it to not be true.

Chikichi tends to avoid overtly religious individuals due to a cultural repulsion toward the strict rules they tend to set upon their adherents, but sympathizes with them for their veneration of something larger than themselves. Chikichi's community had a deep reverence for their forest spirits and by greater extension nature as a whole.

Craigthulu, Xiao's burst of emotion will entertain the simian, but a "Holy Man" routine will conflict with that entertainment.

Bloodsamurai, Yoichi will be regarded similarly to Toshi if they uphold similar values, but silence tires Chiki fairly quickly

JKTrickster, Ishimaru's openness and lack of formalities will be refreshing and welcome.

Kaylara, Shura will make Chiki nostalgic for his childhood friend and acts as a curiosity. The Vanarans of his village didn't make a habit of leaving the bamboo forest, so new races, especially those with wings are particularly intriguing.


If anyone has suggestions for how our characters may have interacted, please feel free to share your thoughts.
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Vanarans have a habit of attaching themselves to humanoids who demonstrate remarkable strength, so anyone who is likely to make an impression on him will likely end up with a curious shadow.
Lucky them.

It remind me many chinese movie that talk about old gods such as the monkey king who is some kind of rogue monk.

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Old 09-12-2014, 06:30 PM
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Whoops, I posted that before finishing.

Sun Wukong was a mystical warrior who could perform incredible feats of strength, his rogue-ish features were more of a personality trait.

Curiously, Chikichi is somewhat the opposite. Rogue in talent, good natured in temperament, and certainly unable to perform any feats of strength.
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This should be fun, I should be able to post my character tomorrow night and work on him on Sunday.
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Happy to be here, thank you MoonZar.

Gaijin: If Chikich likes music, Yoichi does play a shamisen sometimes.

Same with everyone really.
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The Kirigawa will be a little put off at the Ape thing, as tho it were a bothersome puppy with no animosity. He will be chased off, fed, and/or ignored at various times in the last week or three. The Samurai's reaction will depend upon whether he is busy, and .whether Chikichi looks hungry. he obviously has not had much experience with any but the normal non humans. Dwarves and Elves are treated as well as the peasants. The PC nonhumans, although not Samurai are obviously of good breeding and training. You observe that although he is kind to anyone he does not have to beat or kill, he seems to respect those of either higher birth or training even more. A skilled craftsman is afforded more time than a carrier of other peoples baggage. A well trained soldier is attended to wit more closely than a thug with a stick or a sword.

The exception to this is any respectful person who is down on their luck. Housewife, beggar or injured cartman, Kirigawa goes out of his way to help these common people.

It becomes apparent that each of you are more than common, whether it is birth, talent or training that makes you so. Consequently, he will have chatted with you, offered you plum wine or a meal at various times.

Mianmo: If you are the Thunder, Kirigawa is the lighting, striking fast and is then gone. He seems amused by your performance which are bigger than life. He is not impressed by your martial abilities, but recognizes that they may yet become substantial.

Shura: This Samurai seems favorably disposed toward you. Wings and beauty make you most obvious as a visitor to this dunghill. Elves seem to maintain a stateliness of station that few among the humans or other races can achieve. He seems to know enough of the history of your Clan to know that they were valuable to the Empire. Although he knows no more about what happened to your people than you reveal, he seems to give you a higher level of respect than any in the town.

Kito, although a youngster, compared to his own 19 years seems to carry himself as befits a Samurai. When the term Waveman is equated by most to mean honorless bandit or mercenary, Kirigawa would never ascribe those characteristics to Kito. Without having learned much of his Clan's position or station, Kirigawa treats him as an honorable Samurai unless he learns otherwise.

A Dwarven Monk is a curiosity. Kirigawa will, when chatting with him, inquire as to what Path he follows. Curiosity and friendliness both seem to drive his inquiries.

Ishimaru: Kirigawa seems to treat you as young high Officer would a senior Ashigaru. There is a respect for your training and experience and the ability to overlook any non deliberate slippage in your protocol skills. Although Kirigawa is obviously of high station, The duskblade would never expect to be dressed down or chastised by him, save it were required in a very formal situation, or if the warrior were deliberately disrespectful of Kirigawa or of some other in his care. The entire village seems to be under his care, but still, it would only be a deliberate affront that would upset him.

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Although you can never track down the original source, most of you have heard a story of Kirigawa's first day in the village. Some tattooed ruffians were accosting a shop keeper that he was speaking with. One of the two mean drew a weapon to threaten the shop owner. Even though it is said that his Katana was turned to the peaceful position within the shop. The miscreants weapon was raised. Both men were cut down. Witnesses never saw the blade move, although one claims he saw the Samurai wipe off the blade on the cloak of the falling gangster before returning it to his saya.

Three days later 4 heads and a hand were found stacked neatly outside this shop. There were no stories to accompany this appearance.

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Kirigawa Toshi is obviously looking for something. As must be each of you, to spend more than a night in this unremarkable village.
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Ill add a post of Shura's thoughts/opinions etc as well, probably on Sunday night. Not much time on weekend to post. If I do, it will be very short
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During the month sojourning in village, Taichi spent as much time working as possible. He accepted no coin for helping, only the occasional meal and sake. It was a time for him to not only get to know the lay of the land, but really be apart of the people he respected the most, the peasantry.

of Kitsu-hime: He finds her grace and beauty daunting. He has never seen a person quite like her, and at first stammered through their conversations very conservatively. Over time he grew less shy and more open, finding her compassion and patience to be her greater traits.

of Kito-san: Of the samurai he has witnessed in his short travels, Kito Yoichi was sadly one of the less common types. He followed the strait and narrow path of bushido, but did not allow it to crush his perception of others. He was a good man, and worthy of the respect Taichi gave him.

if Ishimaru: Taichi tried once to strike up a conversation with Ishimaru, but found it slightly too one-sided. He didn't dislike the man in any sense, but neither did understand him in any way. He didn't know where he stood in this world, and in a region where knowing ones place meant a lot, he found the enigma to be slightly disconcerting. His open statements and honesty were commendable, as was his adaptability to the crowd. Taichi just needed to know him better before he came to a conclusion.

of Kirigawa-san: Kirigawa was the more common example of a samurai, duty to a fault with nobility and honor. He knew exactly where the dirt was, where the clouds floated and where he kept his rice paper at night. Taichi excepted Kirigawa as an inevitable force in the world, and as such, kept polite and slightly formal in their conversations. The dwarf was comfortable under the scrutiny, it happened rather frequently at any rate, and did not deceive or sugar coat his stance.

of Mianmao-nisan: Taichi had always accepted the same thoughts that permeated Xiao's mannerism, that to truly be one with yourself, you had to feel something first. He was glad at his frank, human nature, and was envious of his skills with a flute. He occasionally watched Xiao about the town and temple and judged him to be another good man in a hard world. Taichi considered himself lucky to travel with him.

of Chi-kun: It took only five minutes and one drink for Chikichi and Taichi to become fast friends. He had no qualms at all about this friendly and playful character, noting how much like human children he was at times. He accepted him as a equal, and perhaps even as superior to him, from the very moment he heard the monkey man laugh.
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He will be chased off, fed, and/or ignored at various times in the last week or three.
Fortunately, this ape won't need to be fed and hopefully the masterfully crafted kimono, dastana, and bow will occasionally elicit slightly more humane treatment from time to time. Though the seemingly self-aware tail and infrequent climbing of buildings might tarnish that potential boon. He'll tend to sleep in the nearby forest rather than in a building within the village, gathering food from the forest and fishing in the river if possible. He supplements his diet with rice cakes from locals whenever he swings by.
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Until he makes his "sophistication" known with language, he will be treated kindly, but as a dressed up circus bear rather than a person.

Should his speech indicate more discretion than the average half man in the larger cities, curiosity and respect may replace the kindness mixed with disinterest.
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You may interact together in the prologue as much as you want as well. This is completely sandbox. The Prologue start in the morning and the meeting with Masa is in the night.

I can also open threads if you want to have a 1 on 1 conversation with a PC or NPC that won't follow the main timeline.

My campaign is sandbox, you can really do whatever you want in most circumstance, but try to make decision as a group. I don't exclude group splitting if it necessary to resolve a situation as well.

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Over the month, Shura has used her abilities to help heal the wounded and provided purified food and water for the people.

During that time, she has met everyone in some way or another. Her thoughts of people currently:

Rokkukao, Taichi: Shura's home was high atop the mountains. The clan often worked with the dwarves as they would mine parts of the mountain. She was very accustomed to dwarven company and enjoys her time with Taichi-san. She would often share drink and stories of some of the mining that use to go on in her clan before its destruction.

Tsukino, Chikichi: Shura finds Chikichi very interesting. She had heard of his race of people but never met one. She wondered about the stories of their vast intellect and wisdom. She also feels at ease around him, since they are both 'Different' than regular people of the town and share the same outlooks on life. Perhaps that is why she prefers to be around him.

Kirigawa, Toshi: Shura finds Kirigawa-san ideals, personality, looks, virtually everything that makes up his character nothing shorter than exemplar. She is honored to have met him and feels a bit of humility or shyness when near him. As one of the five princesses of the Kitsu clan, it was not often Shura would feel such things.

Kito, Yoichi: It did not take long for the two of them to start exchanging knowledge of the elements together. With Kito-san good and kind heart combined with knowledge of earth and Shura's abilities with water, the two shugenga's could work together to accomplish many things. It was rare to meet other shugenga and even more so one who is also samurai. She also enjoys his music. If she could trust anyone, she felt that Kito-san would be the best person to share with.

Ishimaru (清多夏): Perhaps he was the least known with his ability to 'blend in' and attempts to not be noticed. Over the month she has heard rumors of him aiding others and helping where he can, she even noticed once his green eyes. However, Shura did not want to upset him in any way by inquiring about his eye color. She wondered why he carried a katana but did not display the usual character of a samurai. Shura will have to make an effort to knowing him.

Mianmo, Xiao: Shura finds Mianmo's outlook on one's self interesting. She has never met a monk quite like him and she enjoys his music and sits to watch the shows he performs. Often she probes him to spin a talk of an old legend or two.

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