daigotsu cielago wrote:
i'm 100% doing this. i regretted not doing the last winter court something fierce, so this time around i'm gonna make the effort. i think both of my ideas from last time around (a scion of daigotsu shimekiri, and a devout philosopher-priest to daigotsu) still work, with some adapting.
Muh Evil, Jigoku lovin, friend!
Let us remind the lesser clans of the Emperor's true strength!
As for my own character ideas...
Since I was a Unicorn last time and denied my rightful place as a Spider I hope to make the Spider delegation this year.
My game plan is three fold.
1) Play a Susumu, the real deal. Get all of the power and slyness of the Emperor's chosen courtiers and get all of the potential to abuse the school to its full potential. Or maybe I wont be tainted, I'll have to think about it. Either I will play a new Susumu or, if allowed, bring Susumu Doburu back from the colonies and make a more interesting side to the game, a Susumu that isnt tainted yet, but VERY powerful due to his economic ties to the Spider's colonial holdings and bearing the Emperor's personal trust, whatever that entails. It would be fun to see the transition the Ide went through over the 17 years and explore the full idea of what the life of a courtier in the Spider clan really has become over the time frame. A different, possibly broken, possibly cruel, transformation of the pacifist that left winter court all those years ago. What does Shourido do to a man over this time, what "games" has the Susumu family been up to this whole time? I would love to figure that out... you know... seeing as they are my favorite family, and deck, in L5R
Indeed a courtier like Doburu could easily find some value in Shiabatsu's "spider clan". Indeed he might event find some friends among them. More merciful to the petty turncoats then my second option.
My second option... should the need arise...
2) Play a true blue Daigotsu Bushi, a chosen hand of the Obsidian order and the true face of Shourido's dark power. I'm gunna be tainted and I'm gunna be able to enjoy all the perks that come of the Daigotsu Bushi School. Its going to be glorious. Let all who DARE challenge the Obsidian throne fall to his bloody blade.
3) My third option is a Kokujin Monk, because holy shit, I want to just fuck with people by that point...