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 Post subject: Bet #4: Custody of the Naga
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm 
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The Shakunta, a Chameleon Naga created by Akasha from a part of salvaged soul of Asahina Akusesari has been captured by the Explorers in the Pearl Cave in the Archipelago of Dreams. The Asahina part of her soul has imbued her with prophetic powers not unlike those of Asahina Kamatari. While reluctant to help the Rokugani, she wishes to issue warnings of the meaning only she realises to her slumbering kin across the world.

Even with Yajinden's insight Jama does not fully understand the salience of his hostage, but is willing to give destiny a chance. Whoever puts most political capital to take custody of the Shakunta will receive his approval to do so.


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This is applicable to all active players, and is a straightforward bet - the winner takes all, the losers ar reimbursed with half of their invested VIP. Same-Clan votes are pooled, and they all count as winners and partake in the following decision-making.

If the winner takes custody of Shakunta and goes back to Rokugan, her custodian can have a faction of his Clan (decided between the players and the GM) pulled into the events of partial awakening of the the Naga and ningyo in various spots in Rokugan, becomes their faction's person of contact with the ancient culture, and can potentially forge an alliance with one of Naga bloodlines for the challenges to come. Every VIP invested by the winner in the bet can be re-channeled into post-game goals related to influencing their Clan agenda toward that aim in whatever creative ways can be agreed between the players and the GM, counting double. Or they can be turned into xp for the purpose of Skills and Advantages expanding on their familiarity with the Naga (such as Allies, Forbidden Knowledges, Ranks in Lores or Spellcraft, rare emphases etc. or even Multiple Schools into one of Naga Schools) up to a half of contribution at a ratio of 1 xp per 10 VIP.

If the winner takes custody of Shakunta but travels to the Burning Sands, exposed to the invisible web of Ashalan magic she eventually goes mad. Her custodian can have a faction of his Clan involved into awakening of the Dark Naga in the Ivory Kingdoms, the release of Naar Tebaan and reigniting their old conflict with the Ashalan which will unearth many ancient secrets in its process. They become their faction's focal person in the coming turmoil, drawing the attention of many powerful sahir or otherwise mystically oriented groups of the Burning Sands, for good or ill. They can potentially forge an alliance with one such group to contain the upheaval, influence that faction's future and learn ancient secrets in the process. Every VIP invested by the winner in the bet can be re-channeled into post-game goals related to influencing their Clan agenda toward those aims in whatever creative ways can be agreed between the players and the GM, counting double. Or they can be turned into xp for the purpose of Skills and Advantages expanding on their familiarity with the Naga, Ashalan or the chosen group (such as Allies, Forbidden Knowledges, Ranks in appropriate Skills, Emphases etc. or even Multiple Schools into the school of the chosen faction) up to a half of contribution at a ratio of 1 xp per 10 VIP. One such option is to discover, along the chosen group, the ancient continental pathway back from the Burning Sands to Rokugan, to the Plains Above Evil previously known only to the Naga, that is of crucial strategic importance and can be a game-changer for IH3.

The winner can also simply squeeze Shakunta for knowledge through torture and abuse, then kill her. This allows the whole VIP investment to be dedicated to Naga-relevant Advantages and Skills at a ratio of 1 xp per 10 VIP, but also gives the Dark Fate Disadvantage.

As this is an exercise in convincing Jama, for every 25 VIP invested in the bet 5 more are awarded per level of Devotion of Jama as Ally. Since Yajinden is his delegate in the journey east and Tsugiko his assistant travelling back home and both oversee his interests, for every 50 VIP invested in the bet 5 more are awarded per level of Devotion of Yajinden or Tsugiko as Allies, respectively.

The bet is now open and will run until 30.12.2017. Please note that this is not the only bet for those travelling either direction.



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 Post subject: Re: Bet #4: Custody of the Naga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Results:

Tori returns the Shakunta to the Asahina, becomes the conduit between the Asahina and the Naga and partakes in their partial awakening in Rokugan, establishing relations with one of their Bloodlines!

Tori - 150 - The amount of VIP Tori is reimbursed for the goals involving this is 300, and she can lessen it by down to 160 by taking up to 7 xp for related features. The precise way of realising these goals need to be discussed with the GMs. Once this is resolved, a narrative for the bet resolution will be provided.
Yasuhiro - 99 (reimbursed 50)



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