Kakita Shiro wrote:
Doji Satevis wrote:Is it that you want the links to other posts where we've made the proposal(s), or do you prefer that we copy the text body into a post here in this thread, or both?
Copy the text if you've already proposed one. We should keep it in once place for ease of reference.
Thank ye kind.
To that effect, copied over from the thread about our Paths, two possibilities for a fourth (because I choose to hedge bets if an alliance fails):1) Proposing an alliance with the Unicorn
. Save the peasantry, artisans, culture (tangible and non-) and artworks of both Clans -- from all Clans, if we can -- using Crane influence and tangible resources and Unicorn man- and horsepower. The Asahina have defensive and healing magics; use them, and use them broadly and fairly. Further I would suggest ignoring the notion of funnelling to the Colonies (madness!) and suggest defensive bulwarks in Crane lands, where the Daidoji know the terrain to best advantage and where croplands to support the influx of people may be preserved. That said, twin bulwarks in both Clan territories would work even better; I am unfamiliar with the Unicorn territories, and unwilling to speculate on their behalf without that knowledge. Further notions on Crane involvement here; well, see below and add portions as desired.
This is the same proposal, essentially, that I floated in a separate thread last month.2) The Safehold.
Should alliance fail, we should do that very same thing to the best of our ability -- alone. Gather the arts, the literature, all the creations of the Empire. Call the people of Rokugan in; shelter, support them. Be prepared to call in every favour, every alliance; declare the lands of the Crane a neutal ground, where those of other Clans, even Spider who reject Kanpeki's madness, may find shelter and look for allies with the aid of the Doji. Send our duelists and magistrates as roving protectors, set the Daidoji to peppering our borders with ambushes for those who act with hostile intent, the Asahina to soothe.
And if the Crane were to fall under the onslaught of so much? We would fall as Crane, honourable, alliance-forming, guardians of the culture we created and the people we have guided for so long.