Justin Posted February 16, 2002 Share Posted February 16, 2002 This is a fictional diary I created of the father of the famous Uesugi Kenshin. His name is Uesugi Tomooki. It takes place in fuedal Japan, around the year 1530. The whole country was at war. The great clans fought for one thing: Absolute military rule. The fought for the right to be called: Shogun. [b]Things you need to know:[/b] Diamyo: Leader of any one of the great clans. Shogun: Military ruler in Japan. He was the true ruler of Japan, as the emperor in Kyoto was just a figurehead. Ikko-Ikki- Rebels and Ronins. Mutzu: The capital province of the Uesugi lands. Shinano: The key province of the Uesugi lands. Through it, everything in Far Eastern Japan can be easily accessed. [b]That's all you need to know for now.[/b] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 12, 1530 I am Uesugi Tomooki. This is my first entry as diamyo of the Uesugi Clan. My eldest son, Uesugi Tomosada turned 16 one week ago. On the same day that Japan declared war on itself. My nearest neighbor, the Hojo Clan is mounting an army the likes of which I've never seen. Though, I'm on good terms with its leader, Hojo Ujitsuna, I do not trust him. I know him far too well. I saw him execute 40 trusted soldiers for losing 40 pounds of his koku to 25 Ikko-Ikki warrior-monks. An impossible victory to say the least. I fear he will soon attack Shinano; and Shinano is my most prized posession. It is the portal to all that is mine. To counter the Hojo-threat I've selected my finest Taisho to guard all my provinces. For Shinano, I have chosen Yamayoshi Mitsuharu. His military training will be invaluable since he is adjacent to the Hojo, Takeda, and Imagawa clans. For Hida, I've chosen the ever wise Date Masatsuna. For Echigo, Kakizaki Hyogo. For Sado, I've chosen Kaniizumi Nagashige; whose blood runs rampid with hatred towards my western-most neighbors, the Ikko-Ikki. I myself have chosen to remain at my capital province, Mutzu and I have chosen to leave Dewa free from martial-law for now. It is my sincere hope that the diamyo of the Imagawa Clan, Imagawa Yoshimoto, will not begin an eastwardly assault. That will give me ample time to build an insurmountable force to crush the Takeda forces at Kia. Then I will move against the Hojo Clan. Then, all of Japan will be mine. Total war has begun... -Justin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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