Wan City General Roleplay

Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby In Ferro Veritas » 30 Jan 2017, 20:25

XY & Mat
Sometimes Shi Jie cursed his eloquence. If he had just started the conversion with something like, you big strong man, but how you use brain to rule?, there probably wouldn't have been any confusion. Instead, they now found themselves in a position where he had to reply to Liu Shentong's new-found fortitude with you kind of missed the point, friend.

"So you're willing to lead men," Shi Jie said, sounding for all the world like he was putting forth the least possible effort to sound conciliatory. "I have never doubted that. The character 'war' is probably engraved into every bone in your spine. But in battle, things are clear. There's a clearly-defined enemy and you go kill him. A city in time of war is nothing like that. If you take up the mantle of warlord, however you decide to style yourself, you must do so with the understanding that your enemies will not all line up in serried ranks and point spears at you.

"Your enemies will come in the form of assassins and spies, yes, but also in the form of civil officials with no respect for your authority. Cai here could probably tell you who is likely to pose trouble, but even Cai cannot know every official in the city well enough to present a comprehensive list. Who knows what sorts of private citizens will object to you, either because of sympathies for the rebels or disdain for your family? Had I decided to back the rebels, there would have been precious little indication. A warlord must know how to govern, not merely fight. And he must know how to find men of talent. Cai here, for all his many faults, is a good start. But you must surround yourself with wise men and talented commanders, for no warlord can do everything on his own, regardless of how valiantly he may try."
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Mat » 31 Jan 2017, 02:04

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"It is my hope that potential opponents can be made into allies provided their advice is treated with the value it deserves. I have no intention of governing this city without relying upon the knowledge and experience of men such as Venerable Cai and Master Wai. I am also aware of much untapped talent within the military sector which I believe I can effectively utilize during this time - officers with skillsets that I can trust to command effectively."

"We do not have the luxury to question the authority of the next Magistrate, no matter who he may be. Rebel sympathizers must be put down hard. People are free to think however they wish, but open dissension and rabble rousing cannot be tolerated during a time of peace, much less a time of war."

"Do you know of any men in the city who can be relied upon for wise counsel during a time like this? Men who may have been possibly overlooked by the previous administration?
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Dong Zhou » 31 Jan 2017, 07:55

Guards

From the contest, the group of guards headed towards the centre of Wan following Li Jun. The group got a few stares, having someone bound like Song was always going to attract attention, but they got no trouble. A group of armed senior guards walking through town did tend to have the effect that there was no stealing, arson, murder, public indecency until after the guards were safely gone.

In short order, they arrived at the designated tavern, a respectable enough place were unlikely to find trouble but cheap enough for their wages, a small fireplace providing enough heat for the winter and a quiet atmosphere. Li Jun quickly found them a table near a corner and then began to untie Song from his bonds, slipping the restraint back into her robe. Once the group had ordered their food, in Li Jun's case just some sweet wine, she looked at the group. A wandering healer, a young eager guard, the returning spy, the old hand and herself, she wasn't sure this was quite the group she would have imagined as leading guards when she was a young girl but a group of stern faced figures would probably be less fun.

Li Jun decided to draw on the one thing that drew them all together.


"So what made all of you decide to be a guard? Some of you could get more elsewhere I would imagine. "
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby matheusbrc » 31 Jan 2017, 12:49

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"That's an interesting question, captain. Unfortunately, I have no great story to tell. Wandering around, offering aid to people and city-states... That is what we do. I'm a disciple of Cheng Bao, the actual head-master of the Wàn Yǎn Dào."

Ju-long gestured, trying to catch the attention of a waiter.

"The news of a city in distress reached our temple. And I'm the one who volunteered."
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby UnholyBlade » 31 Jan 2017, 17:00

The Guarded Ones

Ren ordered himself some dumplings and some water. They had always been a favorite meal of his and he had not ever been too keen on alcohol. He had seen the negative effects it could have on people, and he had little inclination to give it more than a cursory thought. He took his bow off his back as he sat down and leaned it against the wall aside from the table. His breastplate clanked as he leaned back against the wall and folded his arms across his chest.

"I joined the Empire formally after reinforcements from the capital took the city back from the Yellow Turbans. My father had prepared me beforehand, and we joined the assault when troops finally came. He died during the assault, but I've been a part of the guard ever since."
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Mal Tijie » 31 Jan 2017, 19:36

Ma Zang got some wine and started to drink. He listened to the others give their reasons and nodded as each one finished. Setting down his drink, he cleared his throat and spoke with much vigor.

I come from a small village to the south, and I have long watched and admired the soldiers passing through. When I heard of the oncoming rebels, I knew I had to offer myself to defend our great empire from these villainous dogs!

Zang finished his brief story and went back to sipping his wine.
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby LukeYB » 01 Feb 2017, 12:59

Dong Zhou wrote:Li Jun was more used to the chase and knew when to barge someone over in the course of the chase, carefully avoiding going too fast that she could see where she was going and could keep her footing. Her expirence, the numbers closing in, the likelihood that she knew the backstreets better then a merchant would, all was in her favour as she closed the gap. Merchant going into crowded market place on other hand was making her job harder....

The shout from the guard who had spotted the merchant helped spook the merchant and of course, focused Li Jun onto the target. Using the crowd to hide herself a little, she timed her charge carefully so she ploughed into the merchant thief with full force, sending him flying into a wall. While he was dazed, she sat on top of him as a revenge for what had happened earlier.

By time the minister turned up, she would see Li Jun just starting to get up as rest of guards turned up, Li Jun looking rather pleased with herself. On seeing Wei Be, she flashed him a tired grin.


"Your not about t confess to being a criminal mastermind are you? Only I'm a bit tired of running today."


The merchant was done for. He had been caught and now his limpless body sagged under the weight of the guard, only showing life by a feeble groan. Wai Be arrived on the scene in astonishment, clasping his hands together as a jubilant grin pierced through his stoic features. "Oh wonderful! Good show, Captain Li!" He moved forward to help Li Jun back to her feet and allowed her to steady herself. A ripple of applause and a few cries of adulation came from passers-by as the guards dragged the merchant to his feet and away from the scene. The market, as markets everywhere do, continued on as if nothing happened.

"I feel I must apologise," Be suddenly said in a sheepish fashion. "Firstly, for letting him slip away when he was so close to me. But secondly, for allowing a crooked peddlar like him to be doing business here in the first place. Despite the City Guard once more living up to its reputation, I still hope you can forgive me?"
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Calistoknight » 01 Feb 2017, 23:01

Vartonn wrote:[Open RP] - Lady Pu Cele's Pub, the Morning after the Morning of Many Magistrates

The guard slammed hist fist on the counter. This time, there was no regard for the cups, though they remained upright through some blessing of fate. Jia Chun nearly shouted in anger when the previous magistrate was mentioned. "Vultures would shy away from that rat's corpse for fear of catching the plague!" He took a breath, to calm down, to little avail. The other patrons had taken note of his outburst. "PREVIOUS MAGISTRATE'S NAME, ten thousand rebels are less of a curse than one of him!" The other patrons echoed his sentiment by cursing the magistrate in their own way. The cushioned man calmed down. "In the end I have a hard time trusting the civil officials because of this." The man slumped and sighed. "And the captain insists on communicating to us only through that old man, I forget what his name was... Surely the captain could delegate the his duties to someone for half a day or two and do the rounds around the city, reassure the populace." Jia Chun stood up suddenly and pumped his fist in the air. His tone had changed to a more encouraging one. "If he is to be this city's guardian, he should make a show of it!"


Xu Bao let out a look of surprise and then had to chuckle a bit at the other man's out burst. He scooped up his cup to save it in case there was a follow up and raised it in a sort of half toast in agreement on the sentiments about the previous magistrate. "I have to agree with you, the sooner the Captain appears in public to be sworn in as Magistrate the better for all of us. But perhaps it's due to the fact that there was some opposition. I saw some nobles, civil servants and others I did not know make some grabs for powers. I suppose the only way we'd be able to find out is if one was to go and talk to Captain Liu. Politics isn't really the place for a blacksmith so I'd rather stay out of it. He took another swig of his wine and slammed it down.

"But damnit, if I have too I'll drag the Captain to the civil offices just to get this done so we can start getting things moving. I know my family, neighbors and myself are worried and the longer no ones in charge the longer things are going to stay the same"
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Dong Zhou » 02 Feb 2017, 07:56

Guards

Li Jun had no idea who Cheng Bao was but had no wish to admit that, she gave a commiserative nod to Dai Ren over his father, she could understand all their reasons.

"I joined becuase I had come of age and had little prospects, I was pretty handy in a fight and the guards offer regular wages. Not the most noble of goals but I am good at the job, I like the sense of order it brings and it is a career I can do well in. I lack the skills for a trade or a civil post. Not sure what I would do if I wasn't a guard."

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Li Jun welcomed the hand up and the chance to steady herself and she brushed herself down, she had got a fair bit of dust, blatantly ignoring the passers by. As Wai apologized, she shook her head.

"Your not a guard, I do not expect you to have a guards instincts just like you would not expect me to write a wonderful essay. Besides, I'm the one here built for a chase, it was best I go after him."

Li Jun leant in close so merchants hopefully couldn't hear her next point.

"It is a question of how many merchants are cheating the laws in some ways, we can never catch them all. We try our best but it is usually when something like this happens, or the civil servants find something too dodgy in their taxes, that we find anything out. So don't worry about it."
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby matheusbrc » 02 Feb 2017, 12:25

Les Gardes

Taking a soup, while listening to his colleagues, a sense of satisfaction arises in Ju-long, coming from that camaraderie that rises on those about to go to war.

"It seems that somehow life brought us all here. Who is walked, the road or us?"

He scans the table, trying to peer into the deep feelings of the other guards.

"How much are you willing to give in this conflict against the rebels?"
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby LukeYB » 02 Feb 2017, 15:07

Dong Zhou wrote:Li Jun welcomed the hand up and the chance to steady herself and she brushed herself down, she had got a fair bit of dust, blatantly ignoring the passers by. As Wai apologized, she shook her head.

"Your not a guard, I do not expect you to have a guards instincts just like you would not expect me to write a wonderful essay. Besides, I'm the one here built for a chase, it was best I go after him."

Li Jun leant in close so merchants hopefully couldn't hear her next point.

"It is a question of how many merchants are cheating the laws in some ways, we can never catch them all. We try our best but it is usually when something like this happens, or the civil servants find something too dodgy in their taxes, that we find anything out. So don't worry about it."


"Yes, well," Be replied solemnly. "Somebody has to take responsibility and that is a burden I have knowingly accepted." He gave a half-smile before checking around their vicinity for any other disturbances. Brightening up, he gave a brief chuckle and continued speaking with Jun in a more relaxed manner.

"Still, looks like business as usual for the rest of the market. It certainly is a fine day for it!" He gestured to the blues skies - not representing the chaotic undertone of the city's mood. "I hope I am not out of line here, Captain Li, but would you care for a walk? I am not needed at the main hall for a few hours and the exercise will do me good - and more importantly, I'd relish the chance to get to know one of our fine guard captains better. Of course, I completely understand if your duties prevent you. We can simply postpone until a more suitable time,"
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Dong Zhou » 03 Feb 2017, 07:00

OC: Will respond to guards tomorrow

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Li Jun glanced to the sky, it was a good winter's day but it was winter and she knew have the burst of exercise, she would feel the cold as her body wound down. So a walk would help keep her warm but she was clearly wary at a civil servant wanting to get to know her better. Was this a power-play? Did he have something he wished her to turn a blind eye too? Rich men never wanted to know the guards in a good way.

With a sceptical look, she nodded at Wai's request.


"What do you wish to know about me?"
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Mal Tijie » 03 Feb 2017, 11:45

Guards

How much was Ma Zang willing to give? He thought for a second before responding, with fire in his eye.

I will sacrifice anything I need to defend my city and empire! Even if it be my own life! I would rather die than see those rebels take the city!

When he finished he realized he was standing, he quickly looked at the others as he slowly, and slightly embarrassedly, sat down.
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby Dorin » 03 Feb 2017, 13:14

((OOC: Open, just to prove I still got mah skillz! And just for something to do in the interim.))

Rebels, in this day and age! Outright revolt against the Son of Heaven and his duly appointed officials and authorities. Well, truth be told the stirrings of unrest had been rumbling for some time now. He'd paid them little heed, something for folk far above his station to consider. His little county post didn't pay much, but it had been enough for him to enjoy some creature comforts. Well, it had more been his association with the local gentry and some wealthier merchants that allowed him such things, but it had been a very comfortable life. The work was tedious, but so far below his skills he could handle the majority of the reports and papers between his breakfast and mid morning tea. That left plenty of time in the day for study, and comfortable little sessions meeting with people of import or not.

The merchants and landowners brought gold, good wine, and would often inform him of choice deals where he could procure lovely little things when he wished it. Farmers brought chickens, or a cut of pork, or sometimes a wife might have baked some extra dumplings just to turn his ear their way. Fortunately, he was a man who craved comfort and food, but not to the point of greed. As long as the floor mat was comfortable and his stomach full, he didn't care for much more in the world. Which was why his little post on the edge of Wan got him out of the Governor's eye and he could play host to people, and keep himself comfortable without the burdens of more stress.

Had been doing it that way for nearly half his life. Starting in that same office when he was but a boy on the cusp of being a man. The comforts of his ability to charm others and prove his skills in keeping the tax revenues flowing had been apparent for a long time. He was of not insignificant girth, and the long road from his little outpost to the city had been a horrible, winding experience. He'd not the stamina of a young man anymore, not that he had the stamina of a young man when he'd been that very thing.

Now the blasted rebels had ensured his post was not safe. They'd likely roll through, steal everything that wasn't nailed down, and burn the rest of it. And for fun probably set the head of every Han official on a pole and use them to decorate the roadside as a tribute to their mission of 'freedom' or whatever it was fools up banners and arms for. Then again, they might be perfectly civil, take all the gold and food, and ignore everything else. Till they hit the city at least.

Better not to chance the matter, and given there was no longer a safe road to the capital, with an army sitting in the way there as well. No choice but to flee to Wan and see if he couldn't be some modest assistance to the Governor and get his comfortable life back ... well, that had been the plan.

The man had grabbed everything of value before the rebels and run for it. Now there was a power vacuum and Ru was only just learning the players. Oh curses be to it all. He'd have drowned his sorrows in wine, but he didn't have the thirst to consume more than a cup or two of that at the time. Anything harder and his stomach would revolt. There was no one to appeal to at the moment for a position of authority, no one with real authority anyway. Factions were forming, but who could say what group had the 'proper' intentions in mind.

With a sigh, the portly man just did what he always did when he was upset. Stuff his cheeks some savory pork buns and keep his head down till the situation either blew over, or the Ancestors were kind enough to point him out a road he could walk.
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Re: Wan City General Roleplay

Postby One Sun Mirror » 03 Feb 2017, 15:01

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A grizzled looking figure atop a sad little pony cantered across the glade. Upon his face, a look of disgruntled irritation. The hairs of his beard were beginning to grow white with age, but Gongsun Ji would stubbornly refuse to grow old. In the traditional sense anyway. His makeshift leather armour was in disrepair and a stout helmet sat askew atop his head. The once proud plume of purple feathers were largely broken off by some unfortunate event.

"South... damned south..." Gongsun Ji muttered to himself.

A little outpost soon loomed ahead on the horizon, where he spied a portly figure seated outside who appeared to be consuming a monumental number of pork buns. As the pony trotted closer, it appeared that the rather large gentleman had tears rolling down his face!

"What could possibly ail you?" Gongsun Ji shot sharply at the teary official. "You have a great deal of food before you, and I daresay this is not the first large meal you've had the pleasure of consuming!"

Awaiting the response of the fellow, Gongsun Ji snapped rudely, "Why are you stuffing your face, boy? Don't you have more important things to do? You wear the garb of an official... what is your post?"
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