tamori_shosei at vend-a-monkey.com
Mon Nov 11 08:21:18 EST 2002
At 08:09 AM 11/11/2002,, you wrote:
>The Bloodspeakers have always been ruled by the shadowlands it is only
>recently that they are the rulers and not the rulees. Dont give me this B.S.
>about how the taint can help you.
Did I ever say the taint can help you?
As for the bloodspeakers, not really. From what I understand, the source
of all taint is the touch of Jigoku. The place where the majority of the
taint is concentrated is in the area of land known as the
Shadowlands. Living in the shadowlands are a large group of bakemono,
trolls, ogres, tainted humans, and former denizens of Jigoku (oni and the
like). This group is what we generally refer to as "The Shadowlands". At
the moment it is led by Daigotsu. In the past, it has been led by Kuni
Yori, Yogo Junzo, and Fu Leng. Their control over the everyday member of
the Shadowlands is not necessarily absolute, however... it's entirely
possible for a tainted personality to go off on their own. However, most
of the members of the Shadowlands have the approximate same
goal: corruption of Rokugan and expansion of the Shadowlands.
The bloodspeakers were a cult created by (?) Iuchiban. Basically, they
practice maho in secret. Maho is not the taint, although it may lead to
the taint. From what I understand, Maho is a different way of accessing
Jigoku's power, through the sacrifice of innocents. The bloodspeakers have
no connection to the main body of the Shadowlands, other than the fact that
they are led at the moment by Shahai. In the past, when Shahai did not sit
at Daigotsu's right hand, I think the bloodspeakers were fairly
independent. They draw their power from the same source as the
Shadowlands, and they will ultimately fall under Jigoku's sway, same as the
denizens of the Shadowlands, but they aren't politically affiliated with
the Shadowlands. I hope this was comprehensible, and I may have gotten a
few facts wrong, but I'm fairly sure that the gist of it is correct.
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