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Myth Weavers is pleased to announce the Dungeons & Dragons Create a Villain Contest! Members may create a villain using any edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and the final entries will be voted on by the community.
First place wins a new copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Players Handbook!
The contest runs from July 1 to July 31, and voting will then run from August 1 through August 7. The winner will be announced on August 8 and contacted via PM. Contest details and directions may be found HERE!
Under the shadow of a tree, a grandmother sings for the children around:
Hundreds years ago lived a man, called Sachiban,
He was old and poor, sick and blind, useless and short,
A fisherman in the land of the Phoenix clan.
However he was pious, prayed fortunes and kami.
When the good Emperor Hantei came with his high court,
To pray Isora, repel storms and tsunami,
He was there too, burning incense all by the port.
To take the noble to the sea, a barge came in,
For it would sail to one sandbar to place offerings.
When the court embarked, the festival could begin.
Although still blind old Sachiban watched them all go.
By the sandbar they left rice, fruits and many things.
Right on the spot Shinsei appeared to the old crow.
No longer blind, he looked around and saw a fin.
Old Sachiban was sure of that: a whale it was.
At once he ran reached the port's bell and rang it loud.
His feeble arms, raised the alarm without a pause.
The whale raised, slammed, but missed the barge now out of reach.
Because Sachiban had saved his life Hantei vowed,
To give the valorous man the shore, reef and beach.
But the Emperor waited before speaking aloud.
She hesitates for a second and pauses. "Oh, and the rest has been lost to the ages, sons. I can't remember the lyrcis. But I know the story! The good Emperor Hantei waited too much, and before reaching the port, courtiers' lies and rants had changed his mind. He was generous, but the court didn't share his virtue."
The grandmother coughs and goes on.
"He thus proclaimed, influenced by his entourage, that when the 1000th whale crosses the strait, Sachiban will be granted the privilege of founding the Whale Clan. A decree was written on the spot that bears the Imperial seal...
However as you all know well, sons, whales are rare. The one is Sachiban's song was perhaps the first in centuries!
Fortunately in the good Emperor's entourage was a benevolent shisha of the Miya family. He felt sympathy for Sachiban and remained in the village long after the departure of the court, and after him his son, and the son of this son, up to this day. You know, it is the old man in the strange tea pavilion built on the beach. Do you know his duty? He is counting whales, as was doing his father before him, and his grandfather, and his whole lineage since Sachiban. And believe it or not, the 1000th crossed the strait in the morning!"
The children gathered around the grandmother couldn't imagine the repercussions...
I'd be interested in playing, but I'm fairly new to Legend of the Five Rings. I've played it in two tabletop sessions, but I'm not sure if that was third or fourth edition. Would you be willing to teach a new player the ropes?