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 Post subject: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:49 pm 
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A boat under the flag with the Imperial Chrysanthemum emblazoned on it is heading toward the ominously armed foreign warship blocking the passage to the west of the island, sporting purple sails and a green/purple flag with a white horned horse on it. Envoys sent by Hantei Jama with an escort of Teppodoka are about to approach...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Zabieru was the obvious choice to lead the embassy with the Unicorn. Not only was he one of the captains of the expedition but also he spoke their language fluently, having developed over the years a healthy trade relationship with the Tarkhanate and earning the name of "Dalai Pasha" among them.

He was dressed in rokugani clothes, though there was a clear Merenese inspiration to their cut and design.


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Hinami was selected by Hantei Jama to be one of his representatives to these strange gaijin. She decided to wear her purple white silk furisode. She was a bit hurt from yesterday's storm but she tried to not show any sign of pain and she was a bit worried about her sister, since she has not recieved any news if she was alright. Many sailors were lost, as some samurai, claimed by Suitengu-no-kami.

Surely she is fine... She tried to think.



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 Post subject: Re: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:00 pm 
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The port of the ship before them soon got busy with Mamluk musketmen. The armoured figure among them Zabieru could distinguish was probably the man he had heard about but had never met in person, the successor of Messud al-Maut as the commander of the Mamluks in Little Aqahba.



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 Post subject: Re: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
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Hinami looks around, fanning herself to cool herself but also to cover her lips. So many savages, this was beyond what she had imagined. This scene was quite shocking and disturbing for an Imperial princess but she was here as an envoy of the Divine Emperor, she will not fail.

'' So many gaijin...'' she whispered to the 'semi-gaijin' to her side.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:39 pm 
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The privateer eyed the mamluks with curiosity; he had considered dabbling into slavery and he knew he'd always find good deals in the ports of the Tarkhanate but for all his faults slavery had never been his cup of tea. There was something about robbing a person of their freedom that just did not sit well with the man and the times he had traded in such markets he had had to find moral solace in the nearest brothel.

The Seppun's words made him turn "Well," he smiled. "We are the gaijin here Seppun-san."

He noticed the grizzled veteran and immediately knew who it was. Fuad al-Muat.

"As-salaam 'alaykum," he greeted in the tongue of the tribes of Hanif as he approached the soldier.



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 Post subject: Re: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
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"Alaikum assalaam." The grizzled warrior eyed the arrivals with scrutiny as he called back. There were like three dozens of musketmen near-targeting them as they approached the warship. "Shinjauhu akbar. Explain this intrusion. Who are you."



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Hinami felt insulted by the Tortoise's comment but before she was able to say anything, they were hailed by what appeared to be the commander of these gaijin. Of course she could not understand their barbaric language, so she kept looking around, while fanning herself.

She will let the Tortoise to do the talking, for now...



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 Post subject: Re: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
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"I did not think I had been out for so long," he let a chuckle. "Among the Tarkhanate I am know as either Baba Xabier or Dalai Pasha. But in this island I am known as Xabier Arrigorrigakoa." he then motioned to the woman next to him, a sly smile surfacing. "And this is Seppun Hinami, member of the Imperial Families of Rokugan, which takes me to the next point."

"I come here representing the expedition of the Empire of Rokugan in the capacity of captain of the flagship, Amateratsu's Grace," he motioned to his vessel. "We intend to dock in order to conduct trade, perform the necessary repairs and, well, enjoy all the good things that Turtle Mountain Island has to offer."




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'' ... ''

The only thing that Hinami understood from all that gibberish was her name...she was introduced to the gaijin commander? At least it looks like that just happened. She bowed very slightly to the gaijin, just in case.



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 Post subject: Re: First Contact: the Unicorn [LM4]
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"I see troops. Not impressive, but intent matters. Why do you bring them?" Fuad had processed the words without commenting, and asked about what interested him most. "And where is your loyalty? With the Eastern Empire or Al-Marun? Certainly not with the Khans. Your names mean nothing to me." Fuad looked at the girl for a moment, then nodded. "Gaun najj awah."



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[On phone, all conversation is in Mekhen]

The harsh words made Zabieru "I see the bluntness of the Mamluks has not disappeared during my absence," he wiped a tear. "I had heard of you Fuad but the tales do not properly concentrating you in the flesh."

"But in these times do you really wonder why we carry troops?" he shrugged. "Many pirates plague the ocean. Not carrying troops is begging to be attacked."

"But regardless, the objective of this expedition is broaden the horizon of the Eastern Empire and establish relationships with other nations as well as discovering and charting the world we live in."



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Fuad thought, then finally nodded.

"Two ships can pass. You are responsible. If any causes trouble, I hold you responsible. If all is right, more can pass. We welcome contact with the Eastern Empire, but you must behave. If you don't, blood will be spilled. The Unicorn tolerate not those who speak nicely but carry a backstabbing knife at their back. We had such enemies. They are dead or enslaved."



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Hinami turn to look at the tortoise, her fan covered her lips '' What did he said?'' She asked.



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He pondered "The shops are in need of repairs, we were struck by a particularly strong squall," he commented. "Allow all. I've seen the mamluks in action. Fiersome sight. Not one I would want to suffer."

"I will keep them in check and if any affects the peace I will offer them to the Sea," he chuckled. "Lets not forget I have lived almost all my life here as did my mother and father."

He seemed to be focusing on the man for now, though he did gesture the princess to wait.



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"You have my words before you. Two, perhaps more later. The Unicorn can dispatch any and all, but I protect peace by forethought." Fuad paused. "I forget nothing about you because I remember nothing about you. You are not of Little Aqahba. I asked you who you are loyal to and you said nothing. For matters that do not concern me, deal with Wali Al-Meriyah*. He will not cross me though."

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He smile at the mamluk. The negotiations had reached its conclusion and trying to obtain anything more would invariably lead to unnecessary friction. "You would have made an incredible merchant Faud," he smiled. "On behalf of His Majesty, the Prince Heir of the Eastern Empire, I accept your conditions. My friendship and happiness befall the both of us."

He turned to Hinami. "They have allowed us to enter," he smiled. "Two vessels at first, followed by the rest once they know we are not here to cause trouble."



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Fuad allowed himself a small, vicious smile.

"I am a merchant of sorts, Si Al-Maruni. My wares are life and death."

His gaze moved to looked at the princess with wry curiosity. He had tried to greet her in her language but apparently it was not good enough for her to respond.



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The fact that she had to leave such important negotiations to this half-gaijin, irritated Hinami. It was an insult to her person, she was below a tortoise? a minor claner? That was something Hinami could not accept.

'' Hantei-denka will never accept such treatment. They have to let pass all the ships now, Muhaki-san. '' and yes she used -san on purpose. She then looked intently at the gaijin commander. '' Translate what I'm about to say, Muhaki-san'' She ordered to the tortoise while she fanned herself quickly and then closed her fan with a loud crack. She was not just a little princess, she was a Otomo trained courtier kuge. Again, she bowed to the gaijin commander, this time lower. Maybe non-verbal communication could help her here.

She pointed at herself with her fan.

'' I'm Seppun Hinami, daughter of Seppun Kentoshi-dono, daimyo of the Seppun imperial family and commander of the Divine Emperor's personal guard. Here do i stand before you as an envoy of the most Divine Emperor, Hantei XI, long may he reign, who in all his glory and wisdom decided to open our borders to other peoples and to explore the strange and unknown lands beyond the vast waters of the ocean.'' The young Seppun moved her hands in a non hostile way.

a pause. She pointed her fan to the gaijin musketeers that were pointing at them.

'' I can sense that you are suspicious of our intentions, commander-san, and I cannot blame you about that. But the Son of Heaven's second son, the admiral of this fleet and our most beloved prince, Hantei Jama-no-kimi, came here personally to guarantee that his divine father's vision for the future of the people of Rokugan can be achieved.''

another pause. This time she pointed the fan to herself, while her other hand pointed to the their fleet.

'' Thus, you should not worry about the security of your own people, the Son of Heavens' vision is one of peace and understanding between our people and the peoples beyond the seas. Prosperity and trade is what he brings to you. Knowledge and culture is what he decided to exchange with your people, commander-san. To seek a better future that benefit us all.'' Her beautiful voice has a soothing tone.

''As a humble and direct servant of the glorious Hantei dynasty, I Seppun Hinami, can assure you, that we don't have ill intentions to you or your people.'' She finished her little speech with another bow, lower this time. Maybe her words could achieve that the rest of the ships pass or at least leave a better impression with these gaijin people even if they don't understand what she is trying to say...



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"Is there any other kind?" he laughed before turning towards the Imperial, his eyes losing any warmth as her words came out.

"-sama," he cooed softly "Muhaki-sama. Unless Seppun-san is implying that the Imperial Heir, Hantei Jama-no-Kimi erred when he made me into the captain of his flagship," he laughed with his mouth alone as his eyes still betrayed his heartless nature. "But I am sure you just misspoke, after all, we've been through a lot to reach this point. Do not worry. I forgive you."

"Now," he continued with clear condescension in his tone. "Do you know what the Tarkhanate is? Of course, you don't. Well, they also do not know or care, who we are or who leads us. At least not yet," it was as if he was speaking with a toddler. "That is what I want to do. I want these people to know who Hantei Jama-no-kimi is and I want them to eventually respect, and fear, His name. Then maybe your invaluable advice might have some weight. Until then," he smiled as he finished his sentence letting Hinami draw conclusions as she wished.

He turned to the man, "my aide agrees with me and wished me to extend her humble praise to be in front of such a fine example of martial virtue."



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