Re: [SCA-JML] Re: New to SCA and need some assistance
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
>Sorry, but it really doesn't work that well from a Japanese point of
> As the SCA assumes we are all in some way nobility, would it be too
> much to assume a (somewhat) high rank and thus keeping in tact the
> story of escaping to the mountains after being on the unfortunate
> side of a battle?
You might try to go for something rather different involving surviving
a battle and taking Buddhist vows similar to the fellow that kills
Atsumori, but that would put you in mainstream Buddhism, it would
not have you be part of the yamabushi cult. Regardless, the most
typical reason for folks to abandon life and take to the mountains
involves some sort of penance in a Buddhist sense. It has little to do
with escape unless you decide to be a bandit for some reason or other.
Basically, you will find four types in the mountains: bandits, hermits,
rustic peasants, and to some extent yamabushi. The problem with
yamabushi though is that they don't actually take refuge in the
They actually make pilgrimages into the mountains. The cult exists
I recall seeing at least on one occasion a group of such pilgrims in the
Your Humble Servant
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