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Topic Subject: Date clan overview
posted 03-29-11 04:18 PM EDT (US)   

We are the Date. We are masters of battle and all fear us. You may find our unforgiving warriors in the northen reaches of Japan.
We are a fierce people who love to be the first to strike, not the first struck. We train our men in a way so they kill many in a deadly charge.

Our people specialise in wielding the No-Dachi. And the samurai we train for this weapon are by far the best of their kind found in Japan.

Civil war has broken out in our lands, and he who once ruled now stalks the land in shame; Our old Diamyo, Tanemune, was dethroned by his eldest son Harumune. Tanemune tried to marry one of his other sons to the Uesugi clan for an alliance. Harumune protected his brother and, backed by many warriors and retainers, took the crown for himself. But Tanemune still lives, it is up to you to kill him and the rebels who stand by him.

Yoshinori is gratefull for the help of his brother and is very loyal to him. He must prove his loyalties and rid of the rebels from our lands.

Our lands
Our Diamyo rules from our home province of Iwate. And what a province it is! Thanks to the sword school found here, men can learn the way of the warrior and train with the deadly katana. These samurai must be given the best weapons possible, the blacksmith here works hard to make weapons and armour worthy for our Katana samurai.

Iwate is a nice place.There a mountains, trees, flowers, water. A river runs to the Eastern Tohoku sea from the mountains found here. To the north there is a majestic bay, the Aomori bay. Iwate is pretty, but does not have the resources we need to go a-conquering!

Currently from the south we trade with the Hatakeyama. We are friendly with these people, but the iron mines they own would look nice with our banners on them. It may not be in our direct interests, but these mines should not be forgotten, as we need iron to forge the weapons that make us so deadly.

Below Miyagi, there are thick woods providing wood far superior to any other found. We could use this wood as a weapon for our navy.

To the west we are at war with the Mogami. They fear us, and it's only a matter of time before they bow down to us. Once we take their province of Ugo we will have access to the superior stone found in the mountains.

There is a trading post to the north, in the Tsugaru Straights. We should send some merchant ships to collect the resources found there and bring them back to Iwate.

We are a people neither hard nor easy to command. The initial challenge given to you is normal, as there are no inmediate threats.
There is a long path to Kyoto and becoming Shogun, commander. Use your skills and our bravery to lead our people to victory!

For further information about the Date clan, please read Faction History: Date Clan by our wonderfull Terikel Grayhair, or Perhaps The Date Clan on Very Hard, by Sir Lenardius VII.
(You can take this bit out when you put it on the site or change it or whatever)

[This message has been edited by Liam_the_Spartan (edited 04-08-2011 @ 05:44 PM).]

posted 03-30-11 06:47 AM EDT (US)     1 / 17  
Hi Liam!

Thanks for taking the time to write us an article! I've given it a quick read over but am at work at the moment, so I can go over it again later. It all looks very good though, a nice overview, enough information in there to get a general idea of what the Clan is all about.

Are you planning on writing any more like this?

A f t y


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posted 03-30-11 11:32 AM EDT (US)     2 / 17  
Yes, I want to write some more. I am currently trying to make one for the Chesokabe.

[This message has been edited by Liam_the_Spartan (edited 04-04-2011 @ 01:36 PM).]

posted 04-05-11 02:36 AM EDT (US)     3 / 17  
Do you perhaps have larger versions of the screenshots you included? The ones in the guide right now are too small to use on the site.

posted 04-05-11 05:01 PM EDT (US)     4 / 17  
Done. Are the sizes alright now? THey are 400 Pixels in width and 200-something in height.
posted 04-05-11 05:13 PM EDT (US)     5 / 17  
That's better, but do you have a non-resized version for visitors to see everything a bit more clearly?

posted 04-06-11 12:19 PM EDT (US)     6 / 17  
Not really, I could do it now though. So you want the same ones as on there already but smaller? How much smaller?
posted 04-06-11 03:47 PM EDT (US)     7 / 17  
What I need is the screenshots on full resolution, so the same size as your screen when playing the game. No resizing, just straight as you took them. Photobucket can generate thumbnail code for you to use in the forum post while our systems do the same for the site.

The reason I want the full-sized pictures is so that visitors can see the image more clearly if they want to. We'll have thumbnails in the article that, when clicked on, open a larger version of the same image.

posted 04-06-11 03:56 PM EDT (US)     8 / 17  
Okay, so the ones straight off Steam? So that would be the huge ones. I will do it tommorow. I would do it now but it's my bedtime. Jk, I'm just really tired.

[This message has been edited by Liam_the_Spartan (edited 04-06-2011 @ 03:59 PM).]

posted 04-06-11 04:10 PM EDT (US)     9 / 17  
Okay, so the ones straight off Steam? So that would be the huge ones.
Exactly, and thanks for your effort.

posted 04-07-11 04:06 PM EDT (US)     10 / 17  
There may be just a slight delay; I had a tidy up of my screenshots on steam and I may have accidentaly deleted a few of them. I just took them again and they should be on here tommorow.
posted 04-08-11 05:55 PM EDT (US)     11 / 17  
Okay, I have put new screenshots on (Almost the same as before though) on both this thread and Chosokabe overview.

I found a nice one to put at the end

Now what do I have to do? I have the full resolution screenshots on photobucket. Sorry if I'm being a pain or anything
posted 04-09-11 04:26 AM EDT (US)     12 / 17  
If you could post the links to the full-size screenshots here that'd be all I need.

posted 04-09-11 05:51 AM EDT (US)     13 / 17  
posted 04-09-11 08:33 AM EDT (US)     14 / 17  
Excellent, I'll get right on it.

posted 04-10-11 03:46 PM EDT (US)     15 / 17  
Now published on the site:

posted 04-10-11 04:08 PM EDT (US)     16 / 17  
YAY! My first article!

I noticed you moved the screenshots around and left one out. I guess there were too many?
posted 04-10-11 04:36 PM EDT (US)     17 / 17  
I noticed you moved the screenshots around and left one out. I guess there were too many?
I did, but not on purpose Should be all good now.

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