Ninja Burger PBP - Interlude 9/25/06
For a moment the world goes fuzzy, and you all -- every single one of you -- recalls vividly a story you once heard about a distant relative or ancestor who was, remarkably, in a situation almost identical to the one you are personally in RIGHT NOW.
This moment of clarity and deja vu brings you greater insight, and after taking a moment to reflect on its meaning, you will each gain 5 Honor points, which you must immediately spend on Qualities. You may increase a Poor (-2) Quality to Average, or Average (+0) to Good (+2), or Good (+2) to Expert (+4), or you may take an entirely new Quality at Good (+2), provided that your recollection (which you will post here for this week) is relevant to what you're increasing.
I am doing this now because we've been going for a while and in a real life campaign you'd have been rewarded at least a few times by now. You deserve this. Yes, Wroe gets this too. Everyone does. Including me!
The Dispatcher goes silent for a moment, meditating about a story his grandfather once told him..
...about his ancestor, Sanfordan-san, who invented the world's first eyeglasses while in the middle of a battlefield. Legend said that Sanfordan, a footsoldier, was rushing forward with five other soldiers when an explosion rained fire upon his small group. The bodies of his fallen compatriots saved him from death, and nearly blinded Sanfordan, but when he shook off the bodies he discovered that the sand beneath him had been melted into lenses. He quickly cobbled together a sniper rifle from the fallen weapons of his now-dead compatriots, attached the lenses, and took careful aim at the leader of the enemy army, on a hilltop a mile away. He snarled, pulled the trigger, and fired...
When the enemy leader walked the battlefield hours later, having completely destroyed Sanfordan's army, he came across Sanfordan's body. Beside him lie a twisted, blackened mess of rifle, having exploded from the inside, out. And fused permanently to Sanfordan's now vacant eyes were two lenses of glass. The enemy samurai thought for a moment, then chopped off Sanfordan's head and threw it to the pigs to be eaten. And so the discovery would be lost to time...
...but not to legend!
Yes, the Dispatcher thinks, this is just like that moment! This delivery is going to be a disaster. I can see that clearly now, just like Sanfordan saw clearly through those glasses!
Average [+0] Ninja
Master [+6] Dispatcher
Poor [-2] Astigmatism --> Average  Vision