Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kimori Family Clan Update

Arrein Kimori has joined the family, he's the property of Kyoshi. Nonetheless, give him a very warm welcome into the family and behold his exciting tale of how it came to pass:



Flames sparked into being as a match was lit. With precision it moved to the end of the cigar. A few second later smoke started to rise up towards the ceiling of the casino. Arrein O' Pianos grinned at the lady across the table. Her black hair was elegantly pinned up and contrasted with her white outfit. The white silk gloves firmly held the cards, while her agatean eyes looked back over them at the thief.

"I raise once more. 40 Genuan ducats." He tossed some coins on the growing pile at the center of the table.

She smiled politely and nudged the man standing next to her, who started shoving the right amount of coins towards the pile for her.

"You know," he took a sip from his beer, "today is my lucky day. Which means, I am going to get lucky..." He smiled a vile smile at her.

"You are starting to run out of coins, mister O'Pianos," said the girl.

"I could always get some new ones. Money is the least of *my* worries." His eyes locked with her. "If you know what I mean." He winked.

She chuckled. "I'm a Pishe priest, darling. My fate is in her hands. The stakes have been set, it's time to call the cards."

He grinned widely and displayed the cards in front of him. They were indeed a magnificant set. He leaned back. "So, what time do you..."

She lowered her hand and her cards were pressed on top of his. "I believe this combination is 1 point higher than yours, isn't it?" He blinked.

"That can't be.... impossible," he muttered.

"What is impossible, mister O'Pianos?" she politely asked.

"The cards... I..." he stuttered.

"...counted them," she finished his sentence. "And you also hid three of them in your left sleeve, another in your jacket and I saw an ace tugged away in your collar, mister O'Pianos. Is there anything you wish to explain to these fine genuan gentlemen in suits who have been so keen to observe us and ensured that everyone at the table followed the same rules?"

There was a stunned silence at the other side of the table.

"Excellent. Then you are now mine. Shut your mouth, stand up and follow me." As she spoke, she rose from her chair. "Please put the money on my account," she told the dealer. She left the table, but after a few feet turned towards Arrein again. "Come along now."

The thief grumbled and followed her example, keeping an eye on the 'genuan gentlemen' as he did so. Options of escape seemed few if none and appearantly he lost more today than just a few coins.

"Are you coming or not?" asked Kyoshi impatiently as she waited for the trickster. She tapped her foot as he approached.

"Right, where to milady?" The sarcasm was kept close with its razor sharpness for entertaining purposes.

"Well mister Arrein, I own you now. I will break you and then reforge you as I see fit." She paused. "Into a true Kimori."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Permalights

Recently we discussed permalights and the idea popped up to get one that reflects the family for each member.

Currently there are two shops we have our eyes on that can deliver customable rings:
  1. An elegant jewellery store at the Middle of Diamond Crescent in Genua.
  2. The jewel shop on the east end of Pearl Path in the Imperial district of Bes Pelargic near the river.
Examples:

This is an elegant friendship ring set with a flawless emerald adorning a sapient pearwood band. The workmanship is impeccable and the whole ring is an exquisite example of Genuan handiwork. The band is tooled all the way around with intricate patterns and swirls that lend a heavily ornamented appeal to the whole. It looks very expensive, and undoubtedly was designed with great love and consideration for a very special person.

A fine silver ring, this bezel-set ring has been sculpted into a simple prong setting. The ring holds a large emerald that has been carefully cut into a multi-faceted finish. Glittering gently in the light, the emerald shines subtly, casting faint shadows of its hue on the silver setting that surrounds it.


I would like to request the familymembers to play around with the custom options for a bit and if they find a good combo, to mudmail these to our kitten Kyoshi.

There are two rules though:
  • The ring must symbolize the family;
  • There is a preference for the familycolour: green.

The combination that reflects our family best, will be used as the basis for our permalights.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kimori Airlines

Are you in need of a taxi? Looking for a quick trip to the other side of the Disc? Are you looking for a vacation or for excitement at exotic places?

Do not despair, for you can now fly with Kimori Airlines! A comfortable group of Taxi members who specialize in foreign places. Quite a few members of the Kimori family have specialized themselves in the travel over great distances and now you can do profit from that specialization through travel with a certain amount of luxury, coolness, speed or simply laidbackness.

The majority of Kimori Airlines is ready to go! Just signal your nearest active taxi with a polite request and hop aboard!

Kimori Airlines
360 degrees to anywhere


Check out these profiles of our flight attendants:

Carasel, Kyoshi, Laule and Llia.

The Laws of Kimori

I. The First Law

All for one and one for all. A Kimori looks out for his fellow Kimori. It is a right as it is a duty. Being a Kimori means something, take to it with care.
  1. No actions may be taken that damage the First Law. This includes actions of malicious intent from one Kimori to the other.
  2. The First Law applies to all members of Kimori, unless the member broke the First Law.

II. The Traditions

1. The Tattoo

All Kimori have dark blue tribal markings as a tattoo. The location varies. The tattoo is received at
  • The Initiation Ritual of Return. In which the Kimori celebrate the return of their lost family;
  • The Celebration of Ascendance. In which they celebrate the coming of age of a Kimori child;
  • The Acquisition of Honour. In which they embrace spouses as if they were one of their own.
2. Marriage

When marrying, the Kimori name is always the dominant one. Spouses marry into the family and must accept the Kimori name. The spouse will then acquire honour and be treated like any other Kimori.
  • Refusal is considered a disgrace and insult to the family. The spouse will be rejected as suitable material.
  • For a Kimori to denounce their Kimori name and take upon the name of another, is considered a breach of the First Law and should be dealt to accordingly.

3. The Initiation Ritual of Return

Any Kimori returning to the fold must be tested first. He or she must talk to the head of the family and as many other Kimori as possible. The claim will then be tested. If he/she speaks the truth, they pass and return. If they fail, their soul is cursed for all eternity.

4. Magical Family Channel

Kimori only. If they don't have the last name, they can't have acces to it. This includes the entire spectrum of banned, ex-kimori and alternative version and what not.

III. The Council

The council consists out of the following members and has several tasks:

Members:
  • Honourable Tiger of the Leaf (Head of the family)
  • Evergreen Little Kitten (Administration)
  • Bonsai Sensei (Advice, Archive)
  • Keeper of the Rake (Finance)

Tasks:
  1. Shape traditions and laws
  2. Judge these laws
  3. Punish whenever these laws are broken
When the council gathers, this must be announced at least a week before hand. All Kimori's may participate at the councils, but the decision remains with the council.

In case of a draw in any matter, the head of the family decides.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kimori Family Clan Update





Greetings beloved Kimori,

Today my lovely kitten Kyoshi has finished her three month research in the Ephebian Religious Library. Although she found a pile of new manuscripts on Pishe, she also encountered several documents indicating a younger sister of my father had travelled to Ephebia. The young priest went there to enrich herself. We are not entirely sure what happened at the time, but we did track down her daughter. None other than Llia Kimori.

With much love and happiness we have welcomed her back into the fold.

Cuddles and hugs for our Llia Kimori, cousin of Kyoshi, Ekki, Yva, Laule, Yossarianna, Oli, Eliza, Taiki, Myr and Azile. Neice of Keiichi and Ikke. Aunty to Uhr, Aremen, Carasel and Hidan.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Determination

“Raaaargh!!” The flesh parted and the cloth ripped as several inches of forged steel burst forth out of Ilik’s back. The body went lifeless and sagged down to the earth. A black leather boot planted itself against Ilik’s chest and pushed the blade free. The gauntlet firmly holding onto it was dark green.


Uhr grinned and resheated his heavy sword. Taiki looked at the corpse and spat on it. “Filth. That was the last time you underestimated us.”


The mercenary seemed older, tougher. The blood had been splattered across his armour, that lost its shine long ago. Claw marks were etched into it here and there. It looked worn. As worn as the face that accompanied it. Additional scars now cleaved the tribal markings that adorned it.


Laule hummed as he healed the last of Taiki’s wounds. He nodded approvingly. “Pishe, will wash away the sin with her rain and the fertile soil will spring flowers to blossom!” Oli muttered under his breath as he removed Ilik’s possessions. “If not the flowers, then my wallet.”


Taiki tossed a piece of bloodied cloth away and inspected his now clean katana. Behind him Oli rose up. “All done.”


He nodded. “Onward then,” he spoke, “to let the world know we have returned.”


Witnesses later reported they had seen them run down Short Street, weapons drawn and determination set:


For Kimori!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Taxi Service

Quite a few Kimori have a job as taxi. They united themselves in what's often called "Kimori Airlines".

Some of them have listed their locations, prices and transportation capacity here.

Current listed Kimori taxi's: Kyoshi and Laule.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kimori Family Clan Update

Update of the tree. Uhr Kimori is the brother of Aremen, the brother-in-law of Kari, son of Eliza and Aferon, Nephew of Taiki, Myr and Azile. He's also the cousin of Carasel.


Uhr is very thrilled to be back in the folds of the family. His response to it clearly showing blood relation to the other warriors in our family:

Uhr says 'Uhr has kitty?'

And then we found out Taiki and Myr's older brother was still alive. Retired and living in Pumpkin town, but alive nonetheless. His name is Azile Kimori and he spends his days painting model birdcages and enjoying light rainfall. A warm welcome for him as well.

Azile Kimori is the brother of Myr, Taiki and Eliza. The uncle of Hidan, Carasel, Uhr and Aremen and cousin of Oli, Yossarianna, Laule, Yva, Ekki and Kyoshi. He's the nephew of Ikke and Keiichi.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Once more, with footnotes

Uhr Kimori has refound his way to the family. He could have certainly found us quicker, if he would have been able to read the address. That aside, give him a warm welcome. Update of family tree will follow. But for now a log from the family channel, explaining a few things here and there:



(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: uhr who are you related to? im trying to work it all out:)

Uhr Kimori gets a scrawny tabby cat from a club control room.
The ice blue moon dragon looks disgusted at the scrawny tabby cat.

(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: The ice blue moon dragon looks disgusted at the scrawny tabby cat.
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori is Uhr's uncle.
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Going to be Eliza's son.
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: so he's my bad?
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: dad! :)
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori grins
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: nah, wrong side of the tree
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: he's my MUM???
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KtU9uosnJuA/SsTqztlBPjI/AAAAAAAAACU/bilU_p6z6Sk/s1600-h/kimori+family+tree+v3.PNG
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori cackles
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Yes, Corvid.
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: very confused:)
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: hush
(Kimori Clan) Dolk Womblesworth: rofl
(Kimori Clan) Kari Kimori: amazing how these relatives turn up. All those years spent thinking you were the result of an immaculate conception, and then all of a sudden a dad pops up from nowhere. :p
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori laughs so hard he's actually splits his side
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: thats barbarians for you
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Uhr is Aremen's brother, Eliza's son, Kari's brother-in-law, nephew of Taiki, Myr and Azile. Cousin to Carasel and Hidan
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Might want to write that down Uhr ;)
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori cant write
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori pastes a sticker on uhr's forehead
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori grin
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Our family has five branches
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: so wait up a sec, Kari and Carasel are my? niece and newphew type folks?
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: No. I'll explain
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Our ancestors had 4 children
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori apologies profusely
(Kimori Clan) Dolk Womblesworth: Isn't there a rather good picture somewhere?
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: its always the same, as soon as family gets involved, things get needlesly complicated
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: kimori_clan so wait up a sec, Kari is my?
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori: sorry again!
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Corvid: master
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: i looked at it couldent see uhr:)
(Kimori Clan) Kari Kimori rofls
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Taiki's father, Laule's father and and a twin (Ikke and Keiichi)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Taiki's father had several children. Some born in Agatea and some born in Morpork (they moved)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Azile (Agatea), Myr, Taiki and Eliza (Morpork) are four known names. A fifth elder sister is dead but had a child (hidan)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Taiki has a child (Carasel) and Eliza is married (to Aferon) and had two children: Aremen (married to Kari) and Uhr
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: dont forget the gennuan side:)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Laule's father went to Genua and had three children: Oli, Yossarianna and Laule
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: yay you read my mind:)
(Kimori Clan) Corvid Kimori pokes Laule and continues to listen
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: sorry, got disconnected
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: have to start again:)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Ikke and Keiichi got separated at birth. Keiichi was adopted by the Djelians and forms our Djelian branch. Ikke - his twin brother- ended up in Morpork as well and had four children. Yva, a twin (Kyoshi and Ekki) and Corvid.
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: He can read the history
(Kimori Clan) Azile Kimori emigrated to Pumpkin Town when he retired btw. He is doing fine painting model birdcages and enjoying light rainfall.
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: issnt there a way to catchup the last messages?
(Kimori Clan) Kari Kimori: 'kimori_clan history'
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: So, any questions?
(Kimori Clan) Uhr Kimori: nope
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: Good
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: can we set up relationships with thouse who arnt cousens, i have carasel as student, but how can i make relationship with uhr?
(Kimori Clan) Kari Kimori needs to set up relationships with, well, pretty much everyone.
(Kimori Clan) Laule Kimori: ok that sounds like a plan:)
(Kimori Clan) Taiki Kimori: :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kimori Family Clan Update


For those who were too blind to notice: we're back. Officially. And we ain't leaving this time.
So tremble and despair for we are Kimori. *ahem*


I bring thee a new update. It's been quite some time.

New are: Aremen Kimori, Kari Kimori, Laule Kimori, Carasel Kimori and Corvid Kimori.

Give them a warm welcome to the family and do not forget to update those relationship links!