My friend Annie has always been a source of inspiration for my travels around the grid. I don’t know how she does it, but she always finds the nicest and unusual places.
This time she drop me a LM for Soyokaze.
Soyokaze is a Japanese medieval roleplay island and the home of the Clan with the same name (which means “gentle wind”).
The village is carefully and beautifully build. Stores aligned along the river that crosses the island. Temples, the amazing dojo and the homes of the clan members can be seen among waterfalls and luxurious vegetation that goes up the stone hills.
I was fortune enough to meet the builder and owner of the island, DomoKun Giotto, who gently gave me a tour and showed me the Bushido Challenge, which will open to the public tomorrow, Friday 19th December. Arigatoo DomoKun-San for all your kindness and patience!
As most of you probably know, the Bushido is the Samurai Code of conduct (read more here) and its 7 basic principles are the gi (justice and morality), yu (courage), jin (benevolence), rei (respect), makoto (sincerity), meiyo (honour) and shugi (loyalty).
In this challenge you have to apply your efforts and skills (hint: bring a friend) to succeed in all the quests and free Princess Ayuki.
You have to go through all the gates, each marked with one of the 7 Bushido principles and finish the quests. From getting through walls of laser beams to finding Po the lost monkey, or building stairs, you are bound to spend a couple of hours of fun and mind challenging riddles.
Go through the tunnels and gokouun o inorimasu (good luck) in finding the princess. Remember that things can only be achieved with patience and effort.
At the end of each quest there is a treasure chest which will give you a piece of the final prize, a gorgeous Samurai armour with lots of special effects.