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Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:25 pm

(Borrowing the name from TPO Shinjo Kyouka.)

Coming up on days yet to be determined, there will be a side-game in the form of a Tournament of the Empress's Favored, hosted by the Minor Clans Alliance at Kudo. Information is still in development based on what emerged from Secret War and what is being discussed for the upcoming Winter Court: Naishou, but some details are available, the which I give in this and the succeeding few posts.

The Premise
Beginning centuries ago, the Tournament of the Minor Clans serves as a vehicle for recruitment and to foster allies among the Great Clans. Consistently lacking both the military resources and the political influence to ensure their continued survival if they go it alone, most Minor Clans consider it essential to cultivate alliances--and the strength and durability of a Great Clan can make it worth a considerable investment in treasure to gain an alliance with one. Thus, this tournament can play a significant role in the long-term viability of a Minor Clan.

Though the Minor Clans are now firmly allied--not as a single Great Clan, but as a federation of independent and distinct groups--the need for alliances has not diminished. Their ability to coordinate and host an event that allows them to showcase all their best and attract the favorable attention of the Great Clans and to increase their numbers from the willing participants who prove themselves worthy. And this year, for the first time, the tournament will be held in the central stronghold of the Minor Clans Alliance, the swiftly growing small city of Kudo. Events will try horsemanship, kenjutsu, athletics, etiquette, iaijutsu, mathematics, endurance, and hunting before the final, traditional event of retrieving Alliance tokens.
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Re: Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Groups and Families Permitted
Imperial Families
  • Miya
  • Otomo
  • Seppun
Crab
  • Hida
  • Hiruma
  • Kaiu
  • Kuni
  • Toritaka
  • Yasuki
Crane
  • Asahina
  • Daidoji
  • Doji
  • Kakita
  • Yasuki (may attend the Yasuki Courtier school and any associated Paths without the Different School advantage)
Dragon
  • Hitomi Order (IH 214)
  • Hoshi Order (IH 214)
  • Kitsuki
  • Mirumoto
  • Tamori
  • Togashi Order
Lion
  • Akodo
  • Ikoma
  • Kitsu
  • Matsu
Mantis
  • Moshi
  • Tsuruchi
  • Yoritomo
Phoenix
  • Agasha
  • Asako
  • Isawa
  • Shiba
Scorpion
  • Bayushi
  • Shosuro
  • Soshi
  • Yogo (must take Bad Fortune: Yogo Curse or another GM-approved 4+ point disadvantage, which will not count against maximum disadvantage points)
Unicorn
  • Horiuchi
  • Ide
  • Iuchi
  • Moto (must take Bad Fortune: Moto Curse, which will not count against maximum disadvantage points)
  • Shinjo
  • Utaku
Minor Clans
  • Badger/Ichiro
  • Dragonfly/Tonbo
  • Fox/Kitsune
  • Hare/Usagi and Ujina
  • Monkey/None (use Toku family bonus)
  • Ox/None (use Morito family bonus; must take Dark Secret (Kolat), which will not count against maximum disadvantage points)
  • Sparrow/Suzume
  • Tortoise/Kasuga
Ronin
  • Kaeru (IH 275)
  • Tsi (IH 275)
  • Yotsu (IH 275)
  • Unaligned (must take Social Disadvantage: Ronin, which will not count against maximum disadvantage points.
  • Note that members of a ronin family must take Social Advantage: Ronin Family, detailed below)
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Re: Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:34 pm

Schools and Paths Permitted
Imperials
  • Miya Shisha
  • Otomo Seiyaku
  • Seppun Miharu
  • Seppun Shugenja
  • Imperial Influencers (SaF 210)
  • Imperial Observers (SaF 211)
  • Imperial Scion (EE 79)
  • Otomo Bureaucrats (BoE 203)
  • The Rising Sun (SaF 210)
  • Satoshi’s Legacy (SoE 241)
  • Seppun Astrologers (BoW 179)
  • Seppun Hidden Guard (SoE 241)
Crab
  • Hida Bushi
  • Hida Pragmatist (EE 247)
  • Hiruma Bushi
  • Hiruma Scouts (IH 147)
  • Kaiu Engineer (GC 39)
  • Kuni Shugenja
  • Kuni Witch-Hunter (GC 40)
  • Yasuki Courtier
  • Toritaka Bushi
  • Defender of the Wall*
  • Crab Berserker
  • Crab Defender (BoA 171)
  • Crab Knife-Fighter (BoF 177)
  • Crab Sumai Wrestler (BoE 191)
  • Falcon's Strike (BoA 172)
  • Hiruma Slayers (BoE 191)
  • Hiruma Snipers (BoA 172)
  • Hiruma Yojimbo (Strong 44)
  • Kaiu Siegemaster (BoE 192)
  • Kuni Crystal Masters (BoE 195)
  • Oni Slayer
  • Student of Hitsu-Do (BoF 179)
  • The Severed Hand (BoE 202)
  • Tsuru's Legion (SaF 202)
  • Toritaka Exorcist (GC 41)
  • Yasuki Enforcer (Strong 44)
  • Yasuki Extortionist (BoE 202)
  • Yasuki Taskmasters (SaF 203).
Crane
  • Asahina Shugenja
  • Doji Iron Warrior
  • Daidoji Scout (GC 70)
  • Doji Courtier
  • Doji Magistrate (EE 170)
  • Kakita Artisans (GC 71)
  • Kakita Bushi
  • Daidoji Harriers (IH 179)
  • Kakita Master Artisans (GC 73)
  • Kenshinzen
  • The Children of Doji (SaF 204)
  • Asahina Archers (BoA 171)
  • Asahina Artisans (BoA 180)
  • Asahina Fetishist
  • Asahina Fire Sculptors (BoF 180)
  • Crane Elite Spearmen (Strong 134)
  • Daidoji Heavy Regulars (BoE 192)
  • Daidoji Spymasters (BoW 185)
  • Daidoji Trading Council (BoA 177)
  • Doji Apologist (SaF 203)
  • Doji Innocents (BoA 177)
  • Doji Warrior-Poet (Strong 135)
  • Empress Guard*
  • Kakita Jesters (GC 73)
  • Sisters of the Sacred Light (BoA 182)
  • Student of Mizu-Do (BoW 178)
Dragon
  • Hitomi Kikage Zumi (IH 215)
  • Hoshi Tsurui Zumi (IH 214)
  • Kitsuki Investigator
  • Mirumoto Bushi
  • Mirumoto Taoist Swordsman (EE 221)
  • Tamori Shugenja
  • Togashi Tattooed Order
  • Mirumoto Master Sensei (GC 101)
  • Swordmasters
  • Tamori Mountain Master (GC 102)
  • Dragon's Flame (GC 103)
  • Hojatsu's Legacy (BoF 117)
  • Kitsuki Debater (GC 103)
  • Kitsuki Justicar (IH 148)
  • Kitsuki's Eye (BoW 186)
  • Mirumoto Mountaineer
  • Mirumoto Sentinel (Strong 108)
  • Student of Hitsu-Do (BoF 179)
  • Tamori Warrior Priest
  • Tamori Weaponsmiths (BoE 195)
  • Togashi Defender (GC 103)
  • The Dragon's Wind (SaF 205)
  • The Transcendent Brotherhood (BoF 181)
  • Water Hammer Smith (Strong 108)
Lion
  • Akodo Bushi
  • Ikoma Bard
  • Ikoma Lion's Shadow (EE 109)
  • Kitsu Shugenja
  • Lion Elite Spearmen (Naishou 8)
  • Matsu Beastmasters (GC 136)
  • Matsu Berserker
  • Akodo Tactical Master (GC 138)
  • The Lion's Pride
  • Kitsu Sodan-Senzo (IH 241)
  • Akodo Kensai (GC 139)
  • Akodo Siege Strategist (BoE 193)
  • Bishamon's Chosen
  • Disciples of the River (BoW 178)
  • Ikoma Historians (BoF 190)
  • Ikoma Orators (SaF 205)
  • Ikoma Scrappers (SaF 206)
  • Ikoma Warden (Strong 135)
  • Kitsu Spirit Legions (BoA 180)
  • Lion Paragon (GC 140)
  • Lion Scout (GC 140)
  • Lion Tacticians (SaF 205)
  • Lioness Legion (Strong 135)
Mantis
  • Mantis Brawler (GC 165)
  • Moshi Shugenja
  • Tsuruchi Archer
  • Tsuruchi Bounty Hunter (GC 167)
  • Yoritomo Bushi
  • Yoritomo Courtier
  • Yoritomo Shugenja (GC 168)
  • Kobune Captain (EE 143)
  • Storm Riders
  • Cliff's Edge Student (BoW 176)
  • College of Clarity (BoF 181)
  • Mantis Master Bowman (BoA 173)
  • Mantis Navigator
  • Mantis Orochi Riders (SaF 206)
  • Mantis Whirlwind Fighter (BoF 178)
  • Moshi Guardian of the Sun (GC 169)
  • Sisters of the Sacred Light (BoA 182)
  • Three Man Alliance Soldier (IH 149)
  • Tsuruchi Swordsman (Strong 25)
  • Yoritomo Emissaries (BoE 202)
  • Yoritomo Scoundrel
  • Yoritomo Sculptors (BoE 202)
Phoenix
  • Agasha Shugenja
  • Asako Henshin (GC 199)
  • Asako Loremaster
  • Isawa Shugenja
  • Shiba Artisan (EE 122)
  • Shiba Bushi
  • Asako Inquisitors (GC 200)
  • Dragon Channeler (BoV 184)
  • Elemental Guard
  • Acolytes of Snow (BoW 179)
  • Agasha Alchemists (BoF 182)
  • Asako Mediators (SaF 207)
  • Asako Philosopher (Strong 76)
  • Asako Scholars (BoF 190)
  • Elemental Legions (GC 101)
  • Inferno Guard (BoF 182)
  • Isawa Temple Guardians (BoE 196)
  • Isawa Tensai
  • Kawaru Sages (BoW 179)
  • Mist Legion (BoA 180)
  • Order of Chikai (GC 202)*
  • Provincial Guard (Strong 76)
  • Shiba Advisors (SaF 206)
  • Shiba Armorsmiths (BoE 193)
  • Shiba Illusionist (BoA 181)
  • Shiba Yojimbo
  • Sisters of the Sacred Light (BoA 182)
  • Student of Hitsu-Do (BoF 179)
Scorpion
  • Bayushi Bushi
  • Bayushi Courtier
  • Shosuro Actor (GC 227)*
  • Shosuro Infiltrator
  • Soshi Magistrate (EE 171)
  • Yogo Wardmaster (GC 229)
  • Scorpion Instigator
  • Scorpion Saboteurs (IH 179)
  • Bayushi Distracters (SaF 207)
  • Bitter Lies Swordsman
  • Kuroiban (GC 230)
  • Saigo's Blades (BoA 173)
  • Scorpion Elite Guard (SaF 208)
  • Scorpion Loyalists (IH 148)
  • Scorpion Maskmakers (IA 97)
  • Scorpion Weaponmaster (Strong 152)
  • Shadow Blades (Strong 153)
  • Shadow Hunter
  • Shosuro Assassins (BoF 178)
  • Shosuro Defilers (BoA 178)
  • Soshi Deceiver (BoA 182)
  • The Fading Shadows (BoV 183)
  • The Scorpion's Tail (BoW 177)
Unicorn
  • Horiuchi Shugenja (GC 257)
  • Ide Emissary
  • Iuchi Shugenja
  • Moto Bushi
  • Moto Vindicator (GC 258)
  • Shinjo Bushi (EE 31)
  • Utaku Battle Maiden
  • Utaku Mounted Infantry (IH 2 168)
  • The White Guard
  • Calm Heart Duelist (Strong 60)
  • Ide Caravan Master (Strong 61)
  • Ide Trader (GC 259)
  • Iuchi Courier (BoE 197)
  • Hand of Peace (BoA 178)
  • Iuchi Traveler
  • Moto Fanatic (GC 260)
  • Shinjo Magistrate (SaF 209)
  • Shinjo Scout
  • Unicorn Bariqu Wrestler (BoE 193)
  • Unicorn War-Dog Master (SaF 209)
  • Utaku Horse Master (GC 260)
  • Yomanri Archer (BoA 173)
Minor Clans
  • Ichiro Bushi (Badger)
  • Kasuga Smuggler (Tortoise)
  • Kitsune Shugenja (Fox)
  • Ox (Morito) Bushi (Ox)
  • Suzume Bushi (Sparrow)
  • Monkey (Toku) Bushi (Monkey)
  • Monkey (Fuzake) Shugenja (Monkey, SoE 238)
  • Tonbo Shugenja (Dragonfly)
  • Usagi Bushi (Hare, replace Lore: Maho with Lore: Kolat in list of school skills)
  • Minor Clan Defender (EE 63)
  • Children of Chikushudo (Fox, BoE 196)
  • Dragonfly Advisor (SoE 237)
  • Guardian of the Hidden Temple (Ox, EotE 49)
  • Ichiro Pass Warden (Badger, SoE 237)
  • Kawaru Sages (Dragonfly, BoW 179)
  • Kitsune Artisan (Fox, Strong 25)
  • Kitsune Ranger (Fox, replaces any Minor Clan Bushi 2, GC 170)
  • Minor Clan Alliance Diplomat (Strong 169)
  • Suzume Storyteller (Sparrow, SoE 238)
  • Three Man Alliance Soldier (Sparrow, IH 149)
  • Tortoise Guard (IH 97)
  • Tortoise Killer (IH 239)
  • Ujina Skirmishers (Hare, BoF 178)
Ronin
  • Dutiful Disciple (EotE 205)
  • Ronin Order (EotE 205)
  • Self-Taught Shugenja (EotE 205)
  • Tsi Smith (Tsi only)
  • Void Mystic (BoV 183)
  • Disciples of Sun Tao (SoE 234)
  • Legion of Two Thousand (SoE 233)
  • Disciples of Sun Tao
  • Forest Killers
  • Tawagoto's Army
  • Tengoku's Justice*
  • The Tessen
  • Claws of the Wolf (EotE 200)
  • East Wind (EotE 200)
  • Eyes of Nanashi (EotE 200)
  • Fireman Gang Lord (Strong 169)
  • Ghost of the Forest (BoV 195)
  • Guards' Wrath (Strong 168)
  • Master of Games (BoA 180)
  • Moonless Riders (EotE 201)
  • Silent Blades (EotE 201)
  • Hidden Sword (EotE 202)
  • Machi-Kanshisha (Kaeru only
  • EotE 202)
  • Order of Isashi (SoE 234)
  • Scales of the Carp (BoW 186)
  • Serpents of Sanada (EotE 202)
  • Silken Promises Geisha (Status becomes -1)(BoA 179)
  • Unbroken (IH 202)
  • Order of the Five Weapons (SoE 235)
  • Seven Waves Mercenaries (EotE 203)
  • Sword of Yotsu (Yotsu only
  • EotE 203)
  • Weavers (EotE 203)
  • Iron Gauntlet Brotherhood (EotE
  • 204)
  • Shadowed Steel (EotE 204)
  • Taoist Archer (BoA 174)
  • Wolf Legion (EotE 204)
Schools and paths marked * require GM permission.
Others might be available by GM permission; check before building.
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Re: Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm

Some Introductory Special Notes
More information will be forthcoming, including scheduling and fuller character-building details. Returning characters will be welcome, as will new ones--and it will *not* be a barely-past-gempukku game.

Some things will be carried over from earlier Naishou games; the universe will continue to work the same way as players have come to expect. There are going to be some changes, though, based on player suggestions. We're trying something out to make money matter more, for instance, and more events will affect and be affected by Status, Glory, and Honor. There are some opportunities for IC cheating, as well, for those who are looking for a more dastardly way to go about doing things. And events are being constructed to try to streamline engagement (where they can be; it's not always the case that they can) and to be open to many.

Again, some of what will happen will be experimental; bear with us as I and the other GMs try things out. We're trying to make things better for our players; we hope you'll like what comes.
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Re: Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:30 pm

We're looking at starting in early June.
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Re: Tournament of Naishou's Favored- A Naishou Side-Game

Post by Fukurokujin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 pm

And the game is live!

http://shadowsovernaishou.com/kudo/index.php

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