- Mar 28, 2009
Head Elder: Satake
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
The Oniwaban were the personal ninjas of the Shogun. They were used to spy on the enemies of Japan and on Daimyo whose loyalties were questionable. They worked in security and espionage. If you choose to accept, you will be able to have eyes and ears across Japan to detect traitors and bring them to justice, as well as gain valuable intelligence from the enemies of Japan abroad (In OTL, the Oniwaban infiltrated the United States to spy on the Americans). Do you wish to accept this position?
Option A. Yes! I will serve as the leader of the spy network. I will hunt down all traitors to the Shogun and bring them to justice (Grants Oniwaban-Leader Bonus).
Option B. No! Japan is at peace, and everyone knows that betraying the Shogun will be punishable by death. I will strengthen my resolve to stay in the Roju and keep traditions alive (Grants Determined Daimyo Bonus).
Ability: Does not grant bonus voting power, but gives the owner of the bonus the ability to attempt to make private posts public (Chance of success based on dice roll), and can spy on enemy nations (If dice favors you, you will be able to lift the fog of war off of the targeted nation and get details about their armies, navies, and leaders)
Duration: Until revoked by the Shogun, character dies, or westernization.
I find it quite curious indeed that the Tairo is ignoring the advice of his own handpicked advisors. Why in the name of the Kami would he appoint Lord Uesugi as Minister of the Interior and then vote against the new minister's first piece of well-intentioned advice? Perhaps, though of course he does not show it and would not dare to admit it, he is still resentful of campaigns conducted in Uesugi's name by other misguided individuals in the past, or jealous of Uesugi's popularity in other parts of the country and views him as a potential threat?
I do not believe that Lord Uesugi's proposals will help defend this nation against the Dutch or other hostile Nanban powers, so I do not view it as a priority at this point in time. Nevertheless, it is a good piece of legislation whether the misguided fools who surround and mislead the Shogun see that or not, and thus I am honour-bound to support it.
The Japanese Naval Self Strengthening Act: Yes
Iron Horse Decree: Yes
[Not a boring reactionary]
-- Hosokawa-dono, Lord of Higo and Roju of Kyushu
Hosokawa-san, I must say that I do find your insistence of my own ill will to be disturbing- surely there is such a thing as reason behind my actions, as I would hope that you see. Daimyo Uesugi is a competent man, but to proceed forward so soon after such major developments would be foolhardy. As though a great wave crashes on a calm beach, we must have time to prepare before it comes once more? I can assure that I live to serve Nippon as an advisor to the Shogun- if my own power was the natural reward, would it not be understood that I could simply advise the appointment of the members of the Roju in the sense that [you all] might support my intentions (and, as an effect, the Shogun's intentions) in the future?
10th Lord of Kubota