Takishiro of the Osano-Wo wrote:
Taki nods to the others. "Of course, Ryuk-sama. I simply meant to prepare the pyre. What do we do with the body in the meantime? We do not wish to have a passer-by defile it." He furrows his brow. Ugh. Some monk I am. Can't even keep a body safe, but I can kick someone if they touch it, I guess...
"Please nothing so formal as 'sama.' Just Ryuk. In the meantime, the body must be purified. Both physically and spiritually. Clean water and prayers should suffice."
"I do not recommend the body be dragged the length of Lion lands though. This is a shrine and her vigil can be done here."
"Let us observe the customary funeral rites and wait four days before cremating the honored dead. In the meantime, it is important to inform the Lion authorities immediately of the Crane's death lest we be accused of her death. I recommend that the body remain here lest we transgress acceptable societal boundaries."
"Judging from the fact that the beast from the spear, I suspect that our 'hunter' is not trained."
Ryuk moves to inspect the spear to see if it is well-made or just a make-shift one. He then turns to Hikonaga and bows, "I apologize for not introducing myself. A samurai must observe the courtesies, yes? I am Ryuk. And you are?"
Ryuk appears outside and surveys the scene.
How many are within 10 feet of the kumo? weather is stormy, right?
He then draws his sword, its point directed into the sky.
"Oh Fortune of Fire and Thunder, strike down the evil one!"
TN 5; raise 2 times to raise damage by 1k0
spellcasting roll for Fury of Osano Wo: 1d10 ⇒ 3
spellcasting roll total 24
7k2, if stormy
damage for fury of osano wo: 1d10 ⇒ 2
total damage 15
A young man wearing sturdy yet faded clothes arrives at the shrine. The lack of clan heraldry and the daisho he wears proclaim that he is ronin. But there is something odd about him. He removes his jingasa and you know what it is. His right eye is blue while the other is not.
He takes his katana into his right hand -- a signal that he does not intend violence -- and makes a respectful nod in the direction of the people gathered there.
He looks for the nearest monk and he bows before him.
"Ohayo. I am Ryuk. My parents were samurai and I wish to offer prayers in their name."
Ryuk grasps the sword and it feels natural, like a lost limb reattached. He makes a few practice swings.
From here on out I will play Ryuk less like an innocent but more like a man suddenly aware how vast the gap of what he is and what he could be. In this regard, I will improve Ryuk's Intelligence and Fellowship to the MAX before accepting Templar Calix training.
Vincent Sepheris wrote:
Ryuk follows closely behind Vincent.
Ryuk then moves to close the door behind them to delay any pursuers.