The Agasha who left.
bowman_rob at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 2 23:09:07 EST 2000
It takes a big man to take all the hits you did and post this email. I for
one will welcome you back, Welcome home brother... <bow>.
Rob- Mirumoto Shokan
>From: "Jared Devlin-Scherer" <hinoryu at mediaone.net>
>Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 17:45:59 -0500
>We, the Agasha, thought Hitomi was corrupt. That is why we left. We did
>not leave to join the Phoenix, or to run from a new leader. We left
>of the "corruption" that seemed to infest our former clan. We were afraid,
>and apparently we were wrong. We left because the honor of the Dragon
>seemed to have fallen, but we were mistaken (go HDM!!!). I WAS WRONG IN
>LEAVING THE DRAGON CLAN. And now I have politely asked to rejoin, and I
>have gotton rebuked because my clan is infested with bloodspeakers. I have
>some more comments on this issue but I will let it die. My opinions on
>purity and corruption are not important.
> Pukku-san, you did not make the same mistake I did. You saw through
>the truth. You are wiser than me in every respect. Your work for the
>Dragon is renowned, and I thank you. But the reason we left was not
>of loyalty it was because we thought Hitomi was corrupt, but we were wrong.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Stephen Muray" <smuray at nac.net>
>To: <dragon at michonline.com>
>Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 3:11 AM
>Subject: Re: The Agasha who left.
> > Joe Fulgham wrote:
> > >
> > > Not all the Agasha left. I was once Agasha Pukku, but have now
> > > Hitomi's name as she asked. Perhaps I shall be an Agasha again one
> > > perhaps not. Agasha Tamori has also stayed with Lady Hitomi.
> > >
> > > Was taking Hitomi's name such a horrible thing? She said "Swear to
> > > leave, or die." Togashi told me to follower her, so I did as My Lady
> > > commanded, and took her name. If the rest of the clan had done as you
> > > your bretheren did, the Empire would be in ruins, the evil of
> > > would still be in the sky, and who knows how strong the Shadow would
> > Pukku speaks the truth. Hitomi is the key to defeating the Living
> > Darkness.
> > > We of the Dragon value the individual path. To say you had to leave
> > > because the other Agasha left is to deny that belief, and to deny your
> > > heritage.
> > >
> > > > I will admit it, I disliked Hitomi, I
> > > > hated the things she stood for.
> > >
> > > You hated defending the Empire from a threat they didn't know of and
> > > following Lord Togashi's commands? How very odd. Perhaps you should
> > > with the Phoenix.
> > As I saw it from the outside, Hitomi stood for loyalty and trust in
> > one's lord. As a Scorpion, I admire those willing to stand by her side,
> > just as we stood by Kachiko's side throughout the Clan War.
> > > > But now Lord Hoshi holds the mantle and he
> > > > is a man I can follow.
> > >
> > > Because he does not risk? Because you do not put yourself in a
> > > position when you defend him? Togashi himself told you that Hitomi
> > > next Clan Champion, and you left. Do not try to pretty the knee-jerk
> > > cowardice of a large amount of Agasha with diatribes on honor, and "a
> > > can follow". Hitomi saved the Empire, and perhaps the world. If that
> > > not someone you can follow, you should not be in this clan.
> > >
> > > Don't get me wrong, I do not hate the Agasha. I hate what they
> > > I hate their pride in fleeing a difficult situation. If they wish to
> > > to the Dragon, I welcome them back, but I do want to hear them say one
> > > first: "We were wrong to leave." Without that, you will get no
> > > from me.
> > You are more forgiving than our clan. Aramasu, a similar case, would be
> > welcomed with a smile and a dagger if he were lucky. It's likely
> > though, that he wouldn't be quite that lucky.
> > What would the Crane say if the Yasuki came to them asking to be
> > permitted to return? What would the Crab say?
> > And if the Yasuki or Agasha did return to their home clans, are they
> > going to flee the clan the next time things get difficult?
> > Bayushi Murai
> > Scorpion Clan Poet
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