Can we get some examples? The only one I know of was Naishi's plan to assassinate the tortoise if Atsushi died...
Susumu Naoru had about a half-dozen irons in the fire, as did Daigotsu Kurogane. Unfortunately, the former quit around the time as Daigotsu Mori's courtsplosion, and the latter died. We were the three biggest schemers, and I think Naoru's player got burned OOCly because he did not see what Mori said as being wrong.
Naoru's big scheming was using the Crane and the Otomo against one another to try to play them both and wind up in a place where both were relying on him to betray the other, and then keep them in our pockets. He had other things in motion, but I cannot remember what.
And to be fair to the biggest anti-Taint Spider Clan member we had, Daigotsu Geiko was WRITTEN as being vehemently anti-Taint and unwillingly pressed into the service of the Spider Clan. So, his player kept fairly close to his character history.
As for my own schemes... I put a Gyushi shugenja as a permanent guest of the Boar Clan (with full knowledge on what's ACTUALLY in those mountains), got us East Hub Village through an entirely tangental manipulation (I mentioned to the Crane that we might take that as a stepping stone to Otosan Uchi, if only the Mantis would give it to us, and then... well...), created the Progressive Alliance SOLELY to get three of our Trade Pacts passed the dais in one go, and had Naishi not been disappeared at the end? I would have used my leverage on the Crane to get Suzume Shindo named as the betrothed of Susumu Kuroko's bodyguard, who was about as evil as you could passably get in the Spider Clan without actually being Tainted by something.
I also made one of Susumu Takada's sworn enemies an active ally of the Spider Clan, but due to that player doing what they did... I really doubt that we will ever see that mentioned.
The only WTF moment I dislike from the spider delegation was trying to ally with the scorpion against the goju as that was completely against what most spiders actually wanted.
This was entirely Daigotsu Mori. He wanted to break up the Pincer Alliance by "giving the Scorpion Clan a better offer". He claimed to have orders from the Big K himself to try to get us out of the alliance with the Shadow Dragon. There were many people in the delegation who strenuously objected to this, but Mori's player made it his purpose to make this happen. And we did not want to be a dick to him.
Until the Courtsplosion. But both Takada's player and I were AFK that weekend, which is part of why it went as nuclear as it did.
Since we were on the topic, I heard a rumor that the Spider could have a goju assassinate a player as a clan resourse. Is that true and if so why did characters like Yatsuki Tono survive to the end of WC with such a powerful ability... Unless it was used and I didn't know about it.
An early gank of Tono could have changed the entire face of the overall spider's performance this court. It's just something I was wondering.
If we had had this, we would not have killed Tono. We would have killed Aizawa.
That was, actually, supposed to be Mori's other purpose in our delegation. Takada was going to use him as a one use assassin at some point, but then the Courtsplosion happened, and this all got mucked up.