John Mørke wrote:
If a Dragon-Blooded wants into Yu-Shan, he needs a proper sponsor. If the powers that be find the idea of errant Dragon-Blooded distasteful, there's going to be an uproar if you march a bunch of beastmen into the city, to the tune of ten thousand thousand gods throwing explosive cloud furniture and adamant lingerie. Janitorial spirits are going to be mopping up your horde for weeks.
Side note, I hope that Beastmen Hordes are not the sum total of Lunar military combat philosophy anymore.
Or even really a key focus.
A few Lunars having Beastmen hordes? Fine and dandy ; particularly if that trait kinda defines them and the way they look at the world, like Ma Ha Suchi.
... but it being the end-all-be-all of Lunar military theory?
Not only was it kinda stupid, it made those that DID take this hugely extreme form of exotic warfare less special. In effect, what's Ma-Ha's real unique plan if... it's the same plan everybody else has?