- Everyone gained 4xp, xp count of 93.
- Mid Autumn (Month of the Dog)
Tonbo Suzume returned to her clan’s lands to meet with the other Dragonfly.
Meanwhile Hoshi Ryojiro met with the lords of Gentle Slope Farms and High Slope Farms. The lord of the first line of defense (Gentle Slope Farms) are all honored to have been given the positions they have been, these lords are: Kitsuki Dorei, Kitsuki Shiyounin, Kitsuki Kerai and Mirumoto Tou.
He later met with the lords of high slope farms: Kitsuki Riku, Kitsuki Rikujou and Mirumoto Rando. He found that Rikujou’s experience in court may be necessary in the future and he had Jitsuna create a link with her, should she need political aid during the winter months. Realizing that Riku was both young and beautiful, she needs to be married off since her husband died so early. Ryojiro invited her to the Mirumoto Winter Court and she accepted. Rando offered to watch her fortress for her and hold it in her name while she is gone, but Riku declined that offer.
Mirumoto Kinji met with one of the lords of High Slopes and arranged to teach Rando’s youngest son.
Isawa Nozomi spent time aiding Shiba Niban with understanding the elements of air. He started to take grasp of them, and have begun to find his balance once more.
Meanwhile Kitsuki Rokuro took on a bounty from Kitsuki Mizuochi, as a test of his skill to end a hunt for a fugitive for the Justicars. He found that the Phoenix had sent out a bounty of a man they declared was using dangerous magic. They went out of their way to not say blood magic, which would be more nominal. Nozomi was able to look at the bounty and discovered that the Voice of the Council arranged for this bounty and not the Champion or the Elemental Council. Rokuro then questioned Kitsuki Suko who thought he saw a man matching the description of the hunted while on patrol, but couldn’t follow due to a swarm of quail.
Rokuro then enlisted the aid of Agasha Meiling and the other members of the city to hunt down Garandu. They then followed his path into the southern woodlands, and were attacked by birds who stole their food and water, a tiger who stalked them, and mice who ate their sandal lacings.
While camping, Agasha Nyokazu had kept looking for an animal spirit and found that one was near by. He went out and discovered a Spirit of Chikushudo, a Ki-rin. The spirit made a deal to meet three times more with the group (Nozomi and Rokuro by extension who were present) so long as they didn’t tell Kinji. He was then brought Kinji’s sandals and he licked them and they were returned to him.
The next day they met Garandu, who was surrounded by a pack of wolves, and after a brief talk they came to know that he was a ronin, who swore fealty to the Phoenix. He attempted to learn how to become a void shugenja, and this disturbed the Voice of the Elemental Council, and as such ordered him imprisoned. Fearful, the former ronin fled, and took back his scrolls (which he had donated). The samurai took him back, offering him perhaps a chance to survive this. Togashi Mitsu offered to allow him to climb to the High House of Light which would mean he had died, in a sense. Some thought he should do to the Agasha family. Some thought he should be hidden form the Phoenix, but all though the spell scrolls should be returned.
They arrived back home, and things ended with Kinji putting on his sandals to find that hair grew on the soles of his feet.