So what have I been doing recently? Writing things. Lots of things. Not as many things as Jason Enos though. I managed to get some testing of the Ito Clan things this week and was quite impressed by the results. That midline on the table is a such a dangerzone.
I’ve put together a draft of the power structures and organisations of the Jwar Isles. It’s very interesting to see where individual characters intersect with rules and lore. For instance, Hagane and Itsunagi went to the same koryu (sword school), which only accepts left-handed students and is also why they both use dual katanas.
The setting timeline is still quite jumbled, but it’s getting there. The most accurate history comes concerns the Takashi and Ito families; the other factions have fairly abstract event timings. A lot of recent events have no order to them. There's also a lot of different sources for the information, from store blurbs to tidbits from the short stories. Here's Minato Jung's background from Rise of the Kage, combined with his blurb from the store:
Although trained in the ways of the Samurai, Minato was always destined to follow his own unique path. A brute of a man, more at home in a water house than the courts. His body tells the stories of countless battles, wearing each scar proudly as a mark of honour to his physical prowess. That is not to say that he is all brawn, a cunning and clever leader, hiding from the Prefecture in plain sight. In battle he wields his trademark anchor, launching it through the air making it appear as light as a Tengu feather. Those unlucky enough to be caught by his attentions sent sprawling, dazed and disorientated.