Legend of the Five Rings – Journey to The West Session 1

The winter sun is rising over Morning Glory Castle, one of the most beautiful, remote castles in the Okagun province. The Empress is holding court, and onto our stage walks Akasko Tripitaka. A storyteller, a historian, a peaceful monk: he is about to be sent on a journey to uncover the secrets of the Lying Darkness, a great threat to the Empire.

In his journey he will be joined by two incredibly rambunctious near-demigods. Can the strange trio work together to save the Empire?

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Legend of the Five Rings – Journey to The West Session 2

When we last left our trio of “heroes,” they were leaving the village of Clearwater. They continue to track their guide West.

On the journey, the trio tell each other tall tales and blatant lies in order to stave off the boredom. Eventually, they reach a crossroads upon a vast plain.

They will travel to the Crab Lands, following the Shadowlands tainted hermit.

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Legend of the Five Rings – Journey to The West Session 3

The Monkey King is surrounded by what could possibly be hundreds of enemies with swords drawn. His first method of defense? To punch the cave wall he’s trapped next to and bring down a rain of stalactites upon his enemies.

He succeeds in hurting his hand.

The beginning of the journey continues! Will our intrepid and mostly crazy heroes survive the deadly confrontation and regain their road west? Or will they be struck down before their time?

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Legend of the Five Rings – Writ of Justice (Part 1)

A group of magistrates are called to The Gentle Blossom by nobleman Otomo Soujin, whose son Kokari has been kidnapped by the local Yakuza thugs for a huge ransom.  With no way to bring the police in on this issue, he called in enforcers that the criminals will not immediately recognize.

Note: The first twenty minutes of this recording were lost as a result of issues in our first attempts to use Google Hangouts for recording.  There is a recap by Axe included in the beginning.

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Legend of the Five Rings – Writ of Justice (Part 2)

The magistrates have managed the rescue of the young Otomo and broken up a local poppy operation.  However justice calls, and they now head to the small town of Battle’s Respite, greeted by large plumes of smoke.  Just another day in the life.

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