puck at holycow.com
Mon Aug 27 18:04:14 EDT 2001
> > You are? Funny how those same Mantis ferried
> > Crane troops to attack
> > Friendly Traveler Village ( see
> > http://l5r.alderac.com/ -> Fiction for the
> > story).
> It merely says that it was Mantis built ships, not
> that it was the Mantis.
"The attack had been unexpected, confirming rumors that the Mantis had been
secretly aiding the Crane. Crane vessels were typically clumsy and crude.
Only with Yoritomo-built ships could the Crane have traveled so far, so
I seriously doubt the Crane *stole* the Mantis ships.
> > But it still wouldn't help, unless that Navy could
> > somehow sail from the
> > sea, across the Phoenix lands to ours. Dragon is
> > land-locked, and backed by
> > mountains and surrounded by enemies (currently).
> Unless my geography is wrong, then some Crab Samurai
> could be sent to the other side of the mountains, and
> have the Samurai climb over them.
The other side of the mountains is Burning Sands. Trust me, you're *very
far away* and we're not accessible by sea. Seriously. Check out
We're the bit surrounded by yellow at the top. You're the blue at the
bottom. You pretty much can't be farther away or more inaccessible.
> The only problem I can see with having the Mantis help
> is if the Scorpion find out. They, after all, don't
> particularly like the Mantis's current Champion.
He's been dealt with. See
But they probably don't like the new Champion either. Poor, poor Mantis.
And as I said before, you can't help us out because you've got your own
war to deal with. We can't help you out because we've got our own war to
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