Shoshiro's Journal
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Shoshiro’s Bio

I was raised from birth in the Province of T’u Lng, Shou. From as early as I can remember I was being trained to be a ninja for my honored lord. I embraced my training and committed my life to the teachings of my masters with all I could offer. I achieved much and at 16 completed my training. I joined the ranks of my fellow ninjas. We scouted and prepared our clan for war. And in certain situations it became necessary for us to eliminate our enemies. We approached in the night and emerged from the shadows. Often times if you saw me at all it meant you were about to die. I did my job and did it well.

However a day came were I was to assassinate an evil general who was about to attack our clan. I killed the man, but in the process I killed his 7-year-old son. There could be no witnesses. My actions were made public and it was determined that my actions had brought shame to our clan and I was dishonored. I was expelled by my lord until had destroyed enough evil I to cancel out the loss of the innocent boy that I had killed. I have been branded by a mystical tattoo of a burning devil across my back and as I destroy evil creatures it will slowly disappear. When it is no longer there I will be able to return to my people with my honor restored.

I give up my life to do well and will protect those who need protected. However I am not a fool and will not throw away my life if it is not necessary. Ninjas are trained to do what they need to do.

Shoshiro, image (c) Kristin Johnson

Character sheet: Shoshiro Tanaka [Ninja]

Cause of death: accidentally killed by Sanura’s doppelganger’s fireball from a Rod of Wonder.

Posted by Bryon on May 12, 2006, 13:49

Quest for Honor

I have left my region of Shou, because I have no honor. I have failed my lord and will not return until I have regained it or will return via the spirit world. I have joined this group to fight the evil, which dwells beneath Waterdeep. I will protect the group I have joined to the best of my ability and will present my share when we complete this task to my noble lord. I have begun my journey today and my group is a rather interesting mix of beings.

The warrior seems honorable and will fight in any situation, even if it means certain death. I have witnessed him fight outnumbered, to protect the sorcerer from a horde of evil goblins. He was the first to attack the great demon, which attacked us later.

He has made a powerful ally.

The sorcerer seems to have knowledge of arts that were and are a great value to us. His power can be used to achieve much, but for good or evil. This I am not sure. I feel as if he is only here for the money.

That brings me to the bird and the cat. I have little interest in either of them. The cat seems to have come from a world that has no honor and she carries herself accordingly. Her ability to heal people however has great value and she needs to be protected. I have never seen a creature quite like the bird. She is a warrior and yet carries no sword. I too will use my bow whenever I can, but I am no warrior and make no illusions about being one.

I am worried about our current position. I have no idea were in this labyrinth we are and fear that no one else does as well. I am not sure if we are making any progress either. No matter if we succeed, then we succeed. Otherwise I will kill as many demons as possible and die with some of my honor being restored to me.

Posted by Bryon on May 12, 2006, 16:36

The Fine Line Between Courage and Stupidity

There is a fine line between courage and stupidity. Some of us need learn that there is only so much we can do to help the situation around us. We need to rethink some of the situations that we get ourselves into, and try to do, to make things better. We need the look at situations better and see what we can to make things better. We are bullying are way through this dungeon. We need to slow down and look at what we are doing. And maybe that way we won’t have to spend 23 and a half hours resting and 30 minutes actually looking for the prize. I think if we can slow down we can use the skills we have to make things better.

I am however quite pleased with the evil that we are destroying. We have destroyed 2 major demons and have done some serious good. If we can kill demons like that, we can do a lot of good in this world and we can get our honor back. I am not sure what we were supposed to do with the statues, but I think the room with the dead orc and the gold light could have helped us along the way. It might be a good idea for us to go back and look at the room more deeply.

Posted by Bryon on May 19, 2006, 15:04

A Fool’s Death

This week was a little strange for me. We have begun the journey to take this man whose intentions are unclear to me to the north. We have found the journey thus far like any other time with us as a group difficult. I personally have found a reason to be here, a woman in the body of a goddess. I will protect Kanelyth with my life. However this was not the greatest day for us. We were attacked by a group of goblins riding wargs. They were worthy opponents and we may not have defeated them. However a giant monster appeared out of nowhere and began to kill everything in sight. It needed to be drawn off and I knew that I was the only one to do this and survive and this fact was unfortunately proven to me later.

I began to lead it away from the group. I was going to get it far enough away and then disappear. I got away from it just in time to see that little owl attack it. The monster seemed to be just an animal and its death seemed to serve no greater good. I don’t know why the owl attacked, but its resulting death was karmic. I could understand the sorcerer being upset and wanting to avenge his pet, but I had to try my best to keep him alive. However in this I failed. The beast also killed him as well. His death was nothing more than a waste and if he was responsible for the owl attacking than it was deserved as well. Ultimately he was a fool and got the fool’s death, which he deserved.

Posted by Bryon on June 21, 2006, 09:21

I guess we could be a team after all

We seem to be making some progress as a team. It was unfortunate with the loss of Flic, but those of us who remain are getting to be quite effective as a team. I have found myself able to use my abilities to aid the others with theirs as well. This was well illustrated when I used my scouting skills to give up the positions of the skeletons so they could be dispatched with ease.

We seemed to have added another member to our little groups as well and he is of course an oddity to be added to this group of oddities. He is an orc, full-blooded, and yet he seems to be relatively good. He was an aid to me while we tracked down and killed the necromancer who led the attack against us. As we advanced on him the necromancer was using a spell to become invisible. It was too bad for him that he did not have ability to use the invisablity to his avantage. The lighting bolt he cast hurt us both but gave his position away. So I did my best to show him the proper way to use invisablity as I thrust my sword into his heart. So he will be more effective at it…. in his next life.

But I am starting to feel that we belong together. I have found someone that I want to protect. And I will protect her with my life. However as we progress as a team, I worry that what we are protecting is the wrong thing. I worry that this man has evil intentions and will use us to do evil. If this is the case, then he will find himself a lot closer with my blade.

Posted by Bryon on June 26, 2006, 01:02