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    The House of Cherry Blossoms
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    Archery, cooking, the Snow Goblin martial arts, calligraphy, dancing, restoration, aegis and battle magic, peace and serenity.

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  1. My Gift To You

    A large poster is hung outside the Inn. Written in black ink flecked with motes of gold on thick pink paper, the precise shade of a cherry blossom in May, it reads thusly: Residents of Pinedale, Greetings. It has been made known to us that some of you are departing soon to represent Pinedale in some sort of competition. As many of you know, the Koshaku Iga Shinzen is a degenerate gambler, and he has bet heavily on the outcome of these Xin Yun Dong Hui, these "Blood Games". We ourselves know little about the games, but in a show of support for the Lord Iga, we have instructed our servant Chang Tzu to accompany you with a great cache of swords and other armaments, since subsequent to the sale of Omar's Hammer to Master Castigus he is without task. He will be supporting the competitors of Pinedale with his meager healing magics and magical production skills. Seek him out if you need his aid. Hao yun, yi lu ping an. Gong Wei Xingfeng Daimyo of the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa
  2. Second Notice from McFathom

    The Gong approaches, beneath a parasol Septon Maeve, I assure they have already been fed and watered as appropriate. McFathom, I assume that with the work provided by the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa, the ceaseless racket of sawing and hammering can come to a speedy end. The incessant noise disturbs our tranquility. Did not the Master once say, "The superior Goblin, having obtained their confidence, may then impose labors on his people. If he have not gained their confidence, they will think that he is oppressing them. Having obtained the confidence of his prince, one may then remonstrate with him. If he have not gained his confidence, the prince will think that he is vilifying him."
  3. Posted Conspicuously About Town

    To all who shall see these presents, greetings. Know ye that we now place special trust and confidence in Koshaku Iga Shinzen, and do therefore publicly and completely release him from any and all obligations and vassalage to Clan Wei, the Great Clan of Impressive Might, Third House of the Kingdom of Gersh. We do this as a gift to our friend, as a token of our esteem for him and his loyal service, and do so under no duress and with no malice aforethought. Koshaku Iga, 119th Lord of your house, may you stay always upon the gray path, honoring the ancestors, and treasuring your friends. Gong Wei Xingfeng Daimyo of the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa
  4. Gathering

    Gong Wei approaches from the direction of the pagoda. He moves to the group, and speaks The superior man in everything considers righteousness to be essential. He performs it according to the rules of propriety. He brings it forth in humility. He completes it with sincerity. He is distressed by his want of ability. He is not distressed by men's not knowing him. He dislikes the thought of his name not being mentioned after his death. What the superior man seeks, is in himself. What the mean man seeks, is in others. The superior man is dignified, but does not wrangle. He is sociable, but not a partisan. The superior man does not promote a man simply on account of his words, nor does he put aside good words because of the man. The Master was once asked, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" And the Master did reply, "Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." For the doctrine of my Master is to be true to the principles of goodness, truth and filial piety, and the benevolent exercise of them to others, this and nothing more. Truly did Forgelighter Ajax Thorgrim embody this doctrine. The Gong bows his head a moment, then walks to stand with Elder Daizo and Lord Villaterra
  5. A Message from the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa

    Greetings to all known to us, and to those also, good wishes. Health and prosperity, honor and good tidings, to you and your clan. It has been made known to those of us in the House of Cherry Blossoms that there is fast approaching a Harvest Festival. In Gersh, a celebration is held at a similar time, though ours is to herald the coming of the winter's snow and ice. Apparently for all peoples, the autumn is a propitious time. In recognition of our people's shared time of celebration, the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa will offer several festive gestures to the folk of Pinedale. First, for the dual purposes of camaraderie and to honor the memory of Master Malakai Durath, we will offer games of Three Dragon Ante throughout the day. Said games will be held within Omar's Hammer, and the players will eat and drink gratis, as they say in Civenopolis. Second, I will personally lead all interested festival-goers in a Quan Gu, a traditional Gershian drum circle for meditation and contemplation, within our pagoda. We will burn the sweet incense and make rhythms together. If you possess a drum, or other percussive instrument, please consider attending. When all is in alignment, the experience is... most peaceful and transcendental. Finally, the Tuq vo' Ying Hwa will bestow, upon those that are known to us, gifts. Please feel no pressure to return the gesture, since as part of our noble duties it is appropriate that we give such gifts, and as well it is wholly appropriate that those friends we find worthy of gifts accept them in good cheer, with no obligation attached. Tuq vo' Ying Hwa looks forward to this time of celebration and good cheer, and wishes to put the dark days of summer behind us. Noble dead, honored. Quan Gu brings serenity. Gifts, to show our love.
  6. Lament for Master Malakai Durath

    The Zhuhao listens intently to the Iga's poetry, then answers: Honor, bravery? Like drinking tea with chopsticks Ignorance abounds. Treachery by night, Good men abandoned to death. And now, they are angry? Even a child knows What is honor, what is not. Too late for the dead...
  7. Wanted! Skilled Craftsmen.

    Greetings to you as well, sir. I fear I do not know your name or salutation, and for that I apologize. The Tuq vo' Ying Hwa is always seeking skilled artisans to beautify our abode and persons. Would you prefer to work out arrangements here, or via post [ooc: private messages]? We should like to take delivery of any items we commission through you promptly at our next meeting, if indeed such arrangements are made satisfactorily to both parties.
  8. Wanted! Skilled Craftsmen.

    I am seeking an artisan. I desire to have certain items crafted, and imbued with certain properties. If you possess such skills, in any measure, please contact me.
  9. Notice Posted About Town

    This position has yet to be filled...
  10. News from the Winter Gathering

    The Zhuhao appears, looking fine in his silk robes and glowing cloak. He is immediately recognizable, however his countenance is somewhat changed. Gone is the long crooked nose, dropped off in an icy molting. In its place, it appears that a small, yet dangerous-looking pair of gleaming horns have sprouted from the Zhuhao's skull. When he speaks, it is clear that his teeth have also changed, becoming longer, sharper, more... bestial. His smile is chilling, and the former mellifluousness of his voice has become clipped and terse. The overall effect is... predatory. What happens amongst your betters is the business of your betters, and no one else, little elf. One such as you should not presume to question, or even comment on, the comings and goings of one such as Elder Daizo, Speaker-to-Ancestors. To do so is like a snow toad questioning an ice pike on the consistency and palatability of its last meal. Remember: the turtle that sticks its head out too far often loses it.
  11. Posted on the Outside and Inside of the Inn.

    The Zhuhao eyes Alia sidelong, and speaks softly, Birds with sharp eyes see, worms and grubs down in the dirt. Which one would you be? All men make a choice: honor or depravity. Hear your inner voice.
  12. Posted on the Outside and Inside of the Inn.

    Master Scyriss, the Master himself admits his shortcomings. Did not the Master once say, "The way of the superior man is threefold, but I am not equal to it. Virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear." Only you can examine yourself; the words of others are but the rustling of leaves in an autumn wind. When you can look inside yourself and have no fear, then, you have become the superior man. But I caution you, even the rustling of leaves can grow tedious. Were we not having a scholarly discussion, and hence be outside the protections of teacher and student, I might take offense at your words. For did not the master also teach that respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes timidity; boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination; straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.
  13. Posted on the Outside and Inside of the Inn.

    Master Scyriss, did not the Master also once say, "The wise are free from perplexities; the virtuous from anxiety; and the bold from fear."
  14. Posted on the Outside and Inside of the Inn.

    As this is a matter much discussed in The Fissure, I will impart to you the words of the Master. Heed them, and learn them. If one cannot grasp the meanings, one should seek me out; it is the duty of all adherents to spread understanding. The Master said, "'It is according to the rules of propriety,' they say. -- 'It is according to the rules of propriety,' they say. Are gems and silk all that is meant by propriety? 'It is music,' they say. -- 'It is music,' they say. Are hers and drums all that is meant by music? He who puts on an appearance of stern firmness, while inwardly he is weak, is like one of the small, mean people; -- yea, is he not like the thief who breaks through, or climbs over, a wall?" You good, careful people of the village are the thieves of virtue! To tell, as we go along, what we have heard on the way, is to cast away our virtue. There are those mean creatures! How impossible it is along with them to serve one's prince! While they have not got their aims, their anxiety is how to get them. When they have got them, their anxiety is lest they should lose them. When they are anxious lest such things should be lost, there is nothing to which they will not proceed. The Master said, "Anciently, men had three failings, which now perhaps are not to be found: The high-mindedness of antiquity showed itself in a disregard of small things; the high-mindedness of the present day shows itself in wild license. The stern dignity of antiquity showed itself in grave reserve; the stern dignity of the present day shows itself in quarrelsome perverseness. The stupidity of antiquity showed itself in straightforwardness; the stupidity of the present day shows itself in sheer deceit." The Master said, "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with virtue." The Master said, "I hate the manner in which purple takes away the luster of vermilion. I hate the way in which the songs of Chang confound the music of the Ya. I hate those who with their sharp mouths overthrow kingdoms and families." The Master said, "I would prefer not speaking." Tsze-kung said, "If you, Master, do not speak, what shall we, your disciples, have to record?" The Master said, "Does Heaven speak? The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?" Do you understand?
  15. Posted on the Outside and Inside of the Inn.

    Did not the Master once say, "Riches and honors are what men desire. If they cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not be held. Poverty and meanness are what men dislike. If they cannot be avoided in the proper way, they should not be avoided." Let me ask you, if a superior man abandon virtue, how can he fulfill the requirements of that name?