Third Mini-Session Doodles.
Up top we’ve got the ancestor that constantly haunts my character, Mayu, thanks to the Haunted disadvantage. Constantly encouraging him to stray the path of the good, honorable lion, in favor of a more pragmatic and caution-to-the-wind lion.
Then we’ve got my first roll of the session. Admittedly, I, the player, was a couple beers in when we started. It wasn’t a scheduled game, we were all just online and free and so I got caught flatfooted. On our journey to another colonel’s fortress, we did some hunting and found some oxen.
These oxen, despite being shoe’d, were pretty wild and had a lot of reservations about coming with us. So I did the only logical thing one can do when approaching 3 wild oxen. I tried diplomacy. I slowly walked towards the calmest one and very plainly explained the advantages of coming with us. Joining General Bao’s army offered the ox a better place in it’s next kharmic cycle. It could serve under Lion banners and bring glory to it’s family. We could outfit it like any other soldier and it could fight in the Emperor’s army. And so on and so forth until I slipped a rope around it’s neck and we took it away.
Admittedly, I lost some honor, but hey, it was pretty great.
Then fast forward to the other doodle. Matsu Homare got herself in deep shit. She basically told one of our superiors that she thinks his son’s a shifty-eyed sun’bitch who made off with our General’s war trophies. Normally, totally fine, but seeing as we had next to no proof and Homare was the only one who felt this way, kinda rubbed this dude the wrong way. Like badly. Like “You’ve challenged my honor and I’m going to hurt you badly”.
So he challenged Homare to a duel til’ the first serious injury and we had an hour to prepare. Being a Matsu Berserker, Homare had literally no experience dueling, so we spent the 1xp point she had left from last session in Iajutsu, and justified it by saying Mayu gave the quickest crash course on how to not totally die in the first 6 seconds of a duel.
Then the duel happened.
And she almost died within the first 7 seconds. She took a huge gash to the throat and only managed to cut the other dude’s leg. She’s alive. Sort of. And that’s where we left off.
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