Second Session Doodles.
So we woke up to an intruder in the night and had a pajama-party-investigation. In an effort to figure out who stole one of our General’s trophies, Mayu broke out the ol’ Divination Kit to ask the spirits for a lead. It went sorta like:
Mayu: “Spirits, are we still able to catch this thief?”
Spirits: “Corruption of Blood! A Thousand Years of Darkness upon you!”
Mayu: “…Right. So it’s a tomorrow-problem. Gotcha.”
And we headed back to bed. The next morning we went around town looking for clues, came up with jack, and headed out with our small band of 20 Budoka to go find the most likely culprit.
Then Yamarashi found a bear. It was rummaging through an old peasant house we discovered earlier and Yamarashi figured it’d be a quick and easy way to get a good source of meat.
3 minutes later, the bear had a spear stuck in it, an arrow to the thinkpan, literally tore off most of Yamarashi’s face, gashed a good chunk out of Homare’s chest, and was still pretty keen on making it murder-town. Luckily, I, Mayu, was 50 feet away playing the role of archer. I ended up just calling in the army and the horn-blow alone scared the bear off.
We got ourselves patched up by an enemy who seems to like me and hate the rest of the party.
On the journey to the next destination we came across a village in the flatlands. Figuring it was a good place to restock, we made first contact and one of our scouts got an arrow through the throat. Bandit Town.
So we took a page from Leadership and came back at night when they weren’t ready. It was Mass Battle time.
We rode in on horseback, penal-foot-soldiers at our backs and engaged the enemy. The bandits tried to burn down the wheat and rice just so nobody could have it and I’d be damned if this whole trip was for nothing.
The highlights of the battle from my perspective was when Mayu shot two arrows at once, one-shotting 2 bandits 50 feet away, in pitch black, followed by trampling two more soldiers, and then cutting another couple down from horseback. All in the space of 12 seconds.
Then Yamarashi had a great character moment after the battle when he kicked some peasant woman around for information, and stole the last 33-pounds of un-burned rice from the town so we could feed our army. It’s great because the guy who played Yamarashi was the same guy who played the Living Embodiment of Kindness, Compassion and Brotherhood, Ichiro, in the last game.
Words words words. More doodles to come maybe.