Loki100: Well that would be a possibility if this wasn't feudal Japan. I doubt they have ever heard of Glasgow in this time period and area.
Dadarian: Thank you good luck with yours as well.
Chapter Three: Little Happens worth noting.
Oh so my master of the guard is going is going off to see those ninjas again. What do you mean you will not take my Son hasn't he already met the Ninjas. Oh these are different Ninjas don't they have like meeting to discuss contacts at any time to know who to trust. I guess not then, You're using this as a chance to extort more money off me aren't you. I Guess it is working take another ten gold then for your troubles then. He better get better at this intrigue stuff though.
We also finished the Toll booth so now we can charge the three people who use our non-existent road system extortionate amounts to travel around the country. We start on a courthouse to make them pay the toll even if they don't want too.
Oh goodie I've got a new replacement son. hang on what do you mean he's inbred his brother from the same mother wasn't but then again he did die rather quickly didn't he. Oh well I'll dump him on some land when I've some to give out. I'm estimating around 29813 I'll have more land at this rate. The sea might have dried up by then. I decide to marry him off to a Nagao girl to try and convince them I'm uber cool and worthy of being the Next Shogun. There Not convinced apparently.
My son has clearly learned some more uses of his growing cunning including the one that says that whatever is honourable is not a good Idea for a Plotting Genius planning to take over the world or at least Japan. In other News having been disappointed by the Fight put up by there Onin War enemies the Ouchi have decided to fight each other to get a better fight as when your looking for the ultimate fight who better to fight than yourselves.
Having built a courthouse and filled it with bloodsucking lawyers to rip off as many people as possible by suing them for nonsense reasons like wearing a random colour hat or going outside at the wrong time of day or briefly stopping for a breather while working on the farms. Now we begin working on a road system that we can actually toll people for using.
My son it seems is becoming so cunning that he could be said to be more cunning than a extra cunning fox with a degree in cunning form the cunningville university of Uber cunning who has taken drugs designed to make them more cunning. At least that's what the court Propagandists are saying to visitors to the court. These boasts are clearly part true if even one nineteenth of the tales are true.
It turns out that not only is my master of the guard great at fleecing money off me some ninjas have gone and taught my son to do it as well. I got suspicious after My master of the guard told me he want to take him to another set of Ninjas but this time in China so they needed money to take a boat there to meet with them. I then promptly spot him sneaking around the castle trying not to be noticed. I then found most of the Money I'd given him to see Chinese Ninjas in his room and figured that at least my master of the guard was doing his job well enough.
It now seems my son has been convinced that honour is a thing that only old nobles and weak leaders worry about and that strong leaders need not worry about there honour being tainted as they can convince less lords to do stuff for them and then take the blame for all of it even if they did nothing. I don't know why I never thought of this it's a great Idea.
I now have a second daughter as well who I married off to the heir of someone very important and in no way did I betroth her to the heir of a minor land owner who's the vassal of a clan on what looks like the losing side of a civil war. Nope never did that.
I now seems that my son has finished his education and has become so good that he can use ancient Ninja techniques to hid in plain sight without anyone noticing him. I've had to have words with him after this resulted in several people become injured after walking into him and still not realising he was there. While this isn't good the fact he has learnt such a move fills me with pride.
He rather swiftly comes out with his first son from one of his four wifes taking just fourteen months to produce a heir. Nope nothing at all unusual with that. This time I being utterly serious.
He then gets a second son 6 months later by a different wife which isn't strange at all. He then decides to name him after his me. Let's hope he turns out better than I did as I have rubbish stats.
The stupid and Idiotic...wait I mean wise and intelligent leader of the Uesugi has decided in all his stupid....I mean wisdom to attack the Northern Clan of Mogami despite the Fact they can will only get one province. If he's so wise why doesn't he know that attacking such a small nation while it's already under attack and has lots of mountains in the way is not a good idea.
Well we finished the Road network so now our lawyers can move around twice as quick and so do twice as many cases making lots of extra cash for us. We then start building a Windmill which sound like some sort of torture device which we can use to extract money from rich people.
My son now gets a daughter. There is nothing else interesting to say about this fairly random event So I'll just say nothing else about this unless it leads on to something far more interesting that has a major impact on the the course of this AAR in the nearby future.
Big News the main part of the Onin war is over as the Hosokawa is defeated and they all flee to my court apparently after flipping a coin toss between me In Izu Province or Inuits in Siberia which is somewhere to the north of us I think over the sea and far away. Also the Yamana decide they have had enough of fighting for now and the remainder of the Onin war will likely be won by what's left of Hosokawa's allies in the east as Toki are attacked from all sides and defeated leaving little left to oppose their attacks.
My son gets yet another daughter. It looks like he's churning them out like rabbits. Well maybe just a bit slower and in slightly smaller numbers.
Right also the last of the Free Ashikaga are defeated leaving me as the last hope for the Ashikaga Shogunate to be restored to it's former power. No pressure then.
It also appears that the Uesugi Clan leader has had lessons in redistributing Blame to other People as he has made my vassal blame me for not paying him for the Supposedly untrained peasants I neither raised, Ordered Him to raise or actually saw in Battle. Thanks a lot Uesugi.
Another Daughter is born to my son giving more credence to the crackpot theory that he has rabbit genes in him which are boosting his reproductive capabilities. Whatever these Genes are they sound like an item of Clothing to me.
Then It turns out that the Vassal who didn't like me for not rewarding him for the warriors I never used has died off and now his Son has come along to join the party and that's one less person I have to kill off to get the land to return to me.
I then reach a crisis Point. My banks are all full and unless I get more land to build more banks on I'll soon have nowhere to store all my cash and I'll be vulnerable to having it stolen by every man and his dog. So I ask for more land to build more banks to hold more money so I can gather more money. the Uesugi Leader laughs at my letter telling me to use wasteland to build extra banks to hold money. I was this close to getting more land for me and I blew it. Better Luck next time.
It appears news of my overly full banks holding my money has gotten to my construction workers who have decided to reduce the burden by fleecing me of my cash. I wonder I my son or my master of the Guard has been teaching them. They refuse to work it a light rain shower until they are paid more cash or the rain stops. I figure I might as well spend cash on something.
Right I then Play to the End of the year with nothing else of Note Occurring.