The Way

Spirit of Bushido 13 - Winter Court: Kyuden Gotei

“Cut off the right arm and the left will be wholly occupied trying to stop the flow of blood.” – Little Truths

Month of Hida through Ryoshun, 1138 (Winter) Winter comes to the Empire and in the Court of the Mantis the season of political maneuvering begins in a uniquely Mantis way.

Spirit of Bushido 12 - Cold Hands, Stone Heart

“Evil spirits are the result of an impure life. Live your life with certainty and justice and you will be free of fortune’s curse.” – The Tao of Shinsei

Month of Bayushi, 1138 (Fall) – There is no greater wrath than that of a woman betrayed.

Spirit of Bushido 11 - Twisted Fate

The first generation of Toku children are ready to start seizing their destiny – but something else may be seizing it first…

Spirit of Bushido 10 - Hidden from the Empire

“There is no greater strength, no greater resource, than those who share your bloodline.” – Leadership

Month of Akodo, 1138 (Early Summer) – A direct command from the Emperor will have repercussions throughout the Empire.

+6 XP
All PCs lose -1 point of Glory for inactivity.
All PCs lose -2 Honor for disguising themselves.
All PCs gain +4 Honor for obeying orders from the Emperor.
Hiroshi loses -2 Honor for using a Low Skill.
Hiroshi gains +4 Honor for obeying an order despite personal misgivings.
All PCs gain +4 Honor for giving a truthful report at personal expense.
All PCs gain a favor from the Akodo family.

Spirit of Bushido 9 - Blackened Honor

“Shinsei said, ‘Who binds you?’ The Emperor said, ‘No one binds me – I am the Emperor.’ ‘A contradiction in itself.’ said the monk with a smile.” – The Tao of Shinsei

Month of Hantei, 1138 (Late Spring) – A death in the Scorpion lands brings to light questions on the Empire’s future…

Spirit of Bushido 8 - The Final Breath

“True samurai must keep constantly in mind, by day and night, the fact that they must die.” – Kakita Rensei

Month of the Moon, 1138 (Spring) – An aging samurai dreams of past battles and lost glory. His son asks you to accompany his father on one last mission… one from which no one may return.

Spirit of Bushido 7 - Delicate Negotiations

“Those who render their enemy helpless without combat are triumphant.” – Book of Sun Tao

Month of the Sun, 1138 (Spring) – When influential courtiers clash, all others are but stones on a go board.

+6 XP
Doji Kiten gains +2 Status
Doji Kiten gains +4 Honor for facing a superior foe in the name of his family.
Akodo Iwao gains +2 Honor for showing kindness to a rival.

Spirit of Bushido 6 - Fire and Water

“The elements are not the means to an end. They are the beginning, and the end.” – The Tao of Shinsei

Month of the Moon, 1138 (Spring) – Sometimes, there isn’t a right choice.

+6 XP

Spirit of Bushido 5 - Winter Court: Shiro Sano Akodo

“Even in times of peace, a samurai always carries swords.” Akodo, Leadership

Month of Hida through Ryoshun, 1137 (Winter) – Winter is the season of intrigue and politics as samurai assemble in the great courts of Rokugan, and an invitation to the Imperial Winter Court is an honor none can pass up.

Spirit of Bushido 4 - Walk Through the Mountains

“First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.” – Donovan

Month of Bayushi, 1137 (Early Fall) – The hearts of men are easily swayed into performing dark deeds, when what once was filled with honor is now fueled by vengeance and despair.


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