continues to be a fun read ... rather naive question (I'm badly behind with EU having not played a game since IN), is the characterisation in the thread coming out of the game or is it your narrative structure?
Based on CatKnight's earlier works, I believe the characters are developed based on the game's ADM scores (well, the rulers, at least), while he uses events the game throws at him to further flesh them out.
As far as the updates go, I approve of the latest's title. And that Geisha scene was memorable. Heavily reminds me of a cutscene in the original Shogun: Total War.
It seems that, even with mediocre Daimyo, the Taira clan's future is very bright. One wonders what they could achieve with a competent leader...