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Gift of the Emperor

Regions
Events
Holdings
Personalities: Crab
Crane
Dragon
Lion
Mantis
Ratling
Phoenix
Scorpion
Spider
Unicorn
Shadowlands

Actions
Followers
Items
Spells
Strongholds:
City of Tears
6PS
4GP
6HR
Equipping Spells is a Battle/Open action for you.
After the resolution of an Equip Battle action you took, you may take an additional Battle action from the Spell it attached.
Once a City of Blood, now rebuilt grander than ever. Truly, rebirth is the path of the Phoenix.
Fixed

Seven Fold Palace
6PS
4GP
6HR
Political
Open: Even if this card is bowed, target your Personality with 1 or higher Personal Honor: Take the Imperial Favor.
As delicate and majestic as origami, containing the true strength of the Crane within.
Fixed

Shattered Peaks Castle
8PS
4GP
3HR
Battle/Open: Even if this card is bowed: Straighten your target unit.
A Shadowlands assault shattered the mountain around it, but the Crab never faltered.
Fixed



Dynasty Cards: Fate Cards:
Regions

Open Shore Market
Market
Battle/Open: Bow this card: Attach a target attachment from your hand to your target Personality.
"Anything you want can be found for a price. If time is of the essence, however, you might consider bringing all the koku you can muster." -Yoritomo Buntaro
Common

Public Garden
This card does not count against the number of Regions a province can attach.
Battle: Move home your target unit at this province's battlefield: Give this province +3 strength.
"This new Empire shall exist as more than a mere battlefield." -Miya Shoin
Rare

Temple of Tsukune
Temple
After a Personality enters play from this province: Bow him.
Reaction: After a non-Personality card (including this one) enters play from this province: Refill this province face-up.
The Order of Rebirth is devoted to the Fortune of Tsukune, and they offer their aid to all who wish to better themselves.
Uncommon

Traveling Peddler
Singular
Bow this card: Produce 2 Gold.
Limited: Bow this card and pay 3 Gold: Draw a card.
"Yes, yes, I have just what you need. Just... just let me catch my breath a moment... I have it right here."
Rare


Events

Winter's Embrace
Winter
Until your second turn from now begins, all provinces have +3 strength.
"Some call it a curse, others a blessing. It traps one in one's home, and yet protects one's home from all who would attack." -Asako Bairei
Rare

Winter Solstice
Winter
Until your next turn begins, your Holdings now in play produce one additional Gold when they bow to produce Gold.
"War never truly stops trade. During the long winter months, its continuation is a bit more obvious." -Naoharu
Rare

Word of Heaven
Until your second turn from now begins, Reactions have the additional cost "Bow one of your Personalities or Followers."
The Emperor's word is the Word of Heaven, too pure to be heard by the masses.
Uncommon


Holdings

House of Exotic Goods
2G Bow this card: Produce 2 Gold.
Limited: Destroy this card: Put one or more face-up cards in your provinces at the bottom of your deck (and refill the provinces). Turn all cards in your provinces face-up.
"Come in, my friend! I guarantee I have something you have never seen before!"
Common

Revered Sensei
2G
Retainer - Singular
Bow this card: Produce 2 Gold.
To sit at the feet of an elder sensei is an honor most young samurai will never know.
Uncommon

War Encampment
2G
Bow this card: Produce 2 Gold, or 4 Gold when paying to bring an Item or Spell into play from your hand.
"There is no limit to what can be achieved when the Emperor's wishes are made clear to his people." -Kitsu Dejiko, Commander of the First Imperial Legion
Common


Personalities: Unaligned

Kincho the Sixth
2F
2C
4HR
3G
1PH
Inkeeper of the House of the Blue Tanuki
Battle: Even if Kincho is home: Straighten all Followers attached to a target Commander or Tactician.
"I have never seen him without a smile, save the day that merchant told him the sake shipment would be delayed. That... was unpleasant." -Kuri the Smuggler
Common

Malevolent Kappa
3F
3C
-HR
4G
1PH
Nonhuman - Kappa
This card has +2F/+1C while opposing a Samurai.
"Wretched river spirits! More mischievous than a kitsune, and more dangerous than a goblin. I would hunt them all if they were not so resilient!" -Shiba Raiden
Common

Oishi
6F
4C
-HR
9G
2PH
Ronin - Samurai - Duelist - Unique
Reaction: After Oishi enters play from a province: Create a 2F/2C/2PH Ronin Samurai Personality.
Iaijutsu Battle: Discard a card: Target an enemy card without attachments. Destroy it if its Force is less than or equal to the discarded card's Focus Value plus 1.
"Be watchful, Chikara. Learn from all you see."
Rare


Personalities: Crab

Hida Hikita
5F
3C
0HR
8G
2PH
Crab Clan - Samurai - Commander
Battle: Bow your target Follower: Reduce the Force of a target enemy card to 0.
"Too old? You insolent child. I have seen entire armies ground to dust, and demons the size of cities brought to ruin. This Army of Fire is nothing, and I will see them scattered on the winds like ash."
Rare

Hida Rohitsu
4F
3C
0HR
7G
1PH
Crab Clan - Samurai - Scout
Battle: Bow Rohitsu unless you targeted the current battlefield's province with a Recon action this turn: A target card in the enemy army may not use its base abilities.
"I have fought in the mountains all my life. What does it matter which mountains and what fools I kill?"
Common

Hida Tatsuma
5F
3C
0HR
8G
3PH
Crab Clan - Samurai - Hero
Tatsuma has a Force bonus equal to his Personal Honor while he is the only Pesronality in an army.
"Long has the Wall been silent, but it will not be so forever. When the demons return, they shall find me waiting."
Rare

Hida Togeriso
3F
3C
-HR
7G
2PH
Crab Clan - Samurai - Lorekeeper
Limited: Show a random card in another player's hand. Togeriso gains a Force bonus equal to its Focus Value.
"I would prefer a simple conversation, but if you insist, we can do battle first. Then I will talk to your unconscious body."
Uncommon

Hida Yumiya
7F
2C
-HR
10G
0PH
Crab Clan - Shadowlands - Berserker - Damned
Personalities and Followers without Shadowlands have -1F while opposing Yumiya.
"Let the war end. I wish to return to the Wall. I am not worthy to fight samurai, not even Crane."
Uncommon

Kaiu Kyoka
6F
3C
0HR
9G
2PH
Crab Clan - Samurai - Commander - Unique
Battle: Bow or move home your target Crab Clan Personality: Straighten your target unit.
"We are to hold the line, but advance no further. Lord Kuon will arrive within two days time."
Fixed

Kuni Sagara
3F
3C
-HR
6G
0PH
Crab Clan - Shugenja
Sagara attaches Maho Spells paying 1 less Gold.
"I am no traitor, nor am I a fool. I simply prefer to keep my options open. Who knows what circumstances the future holds?"
Common


Personalities: Crane

Daidoji Murata
2F
3C
0HR
6G
2PH
Crane Clan - Samurai - Scout
Recon Open: Target two provinces. During battles at their battlefields, actions may not be taken before the Defender's first chance to take a Battle action or pass.
"Sleep well, my lady. There will be no treachery tonight. This much I swear."
Uncommon

Daidoji Reita
2F
3C
6HR
7G
3PH
Crane Clan - Samurai - Scout
Recon Open: Target your province. Defending Personalities have +1F while at its battlefield. Your other provinces gain +2 strength.
"Their deaths are a mercy, but I will enjoy them nevertheless."
Rare

Doji Hariya
3F
4C
6HR
7G
4PH
Crane Clan - Samurai - Artisan - Kensai
Limited: Discard a card: Create a +2F Weapon and attach it to Hariya.
"I will not limit myself to the duel. I will master all aspects of the blade, and in doing so, I will master myself."
Rare

Doji Numata
3F
4C
6HR
8G
3PH
Crane Clan - Samurai - Magistrate - Governor
Battle: Bow a target enemy dishonorable Personality. Increase or decrease the strength of this battlefield's province by Numata's Personal Honor.
"I oversee taxes, regulate merchants, and appoint city guards. My duty is not glorious, but I serve the Emperor as much as any other samurai."
Common

Doji Odaka
0F
2C
6HR
7G
4PH
Crane Clan - Courtier - Imperial - Unique
Political Open: Discard the Imeperial Favor: Bow a target Personality with lower Personal Honor than Odaka.
"Before you begin, Lord Kuon," Domotai interrupted, "my magistrates have discovered something relevant that may interest you."
Fixed

Kakita Omori
1F
2C
6HR
4G
3PH
Crane Clan - Artisan
"A Lion or Crab would say that I have wasted my life in pursuit of art. I say they have wasted theirs spilling blood. My art will live on, but their glory ends with death."
Common

Kakita Tashima
2F
4C
6HR
8G
3PH
Crane Clan - Samurai - Duelist
Takashima has +1C during the resolution of any duel he is in.
"We may be at peace in the morning, my Hida friend, but I find I am not a morning person."
Uncommon


Personalities: Dragon

Kitsuki Kenichi
3F
4C
5HR
7G
3PH
Dragon Clan - Samurai - Magistrate
Open: A target dishonorable Personality has a minimum Chi of 1. Give him -2F/-2C.
"It is likely the reinforcements will not be sufficient," he said. "We must be prepared for the Northern Watchtowers to fall, my lady."
Common

Kitsuki Tsuboko
4F
3C
4HR
7G
2PH
Dragon Clan - Samurai - Duelist - Justicar
Reaction: Before Focus Effects resolve in a duel involving Tsuboko: All Focus Effects in that duel are negated.
"Fusami's students are among our most dangerous soldiers," Iweko said. "See to it she is given only the finest warriors to train."
Uncommon

Mirumoto Ishino
4F
3C
0HR
7G
4PH
Dragon Clan - Samurai - Kensai
Battle: Discard a card from your hand: Reduce a target enemy Personality's Force by the discarded card's Focus Value. Draw a card. If you discarded a Weapon, bow the target.
"He has all of his cousin's rage, and none of Kenzo's restraint." -Mirumoto Kei
Rare

Mirumoto Kuroki
2F
3C
5HR
5G
2PH
Dragon Clan - Samurai - Cavalry
Battle: Bow Kuroki: Ranged 3 Attack.
The Dragon cavalry appeared from nowhere, raining death down upon the flaming legion and keeping well out of reach. In moments, the ground was covered in smoldering corpses.
Common

Mirumoto Takehiro
2F
4C
2HR
7G
2PH
Dragon Clan - Samurai - Tactician
Battle: Target an enemy Personality. Neither Takehiro nor the targeted Personality may perform actions until this battle ends.
The Dragon encampment burst into flames without warning. "Infiltrators!" the commander shouted. "Fall back!"
Uncommon

Togashi Nakahara
5F
3C
0HR
9G
2PH
Dragon Clan - Monk - Tattooed - Unique
Battle: Look at the top 5 cards of your Fate Deck. Show one of them that is a Kiho or Tattoo card with a Battle ability. Put it in your hand. Put the remaining cards back on top of the deck in any order. You may take an additional action to play the shown card for one of its Battle abilites.
"I do not fear the fire's embrace."
Rare

Togashi Osawa
4F
3C
3HR
7G
1PH
Dragon Clan - Monk - Tattooed
Open: Even if Osawa is bowed: Straighten him.
"My Champion's orders are clear, Mantis," Osawa said sadly. "Each time one of your clan enters our lands without permission, we will burn one of your cities to the ground."
Uncommon


Personalities: Lion

Akodo Hiroshi
2F
3C
7HR
6G
3PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Tactician - Gunso
Battle: Attach your target discarded Follower to a target Personality in Hiroshi's army.
"I need war to fuel my Lion's heart. If it is barbarians I must kill for honor and glory, so be it."
Uncommon

Akodo Yanagi
4F
3C
7HR
7G
2PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Hero
Battle: If the enemy side has more units than your side at this battlefield: Give Yanagi +5F.
A woman of uncommon skill and daring, she has survived countless battles and turned defeat into victory. Among the rank and file of the Lion, she is legend.
Common

Ikoma Hagio
3F
3C
7HR
6G
3PH
Lion Clan - Samurai
Hagio has +1F while attacking.
Reaction: Even if Hagio is bowed, before battle resolution, if he is at the current battlefield: Straighten him.
"Korin's second son is little like his father, quick-tempered and unapologetic, but he is a Lion to his core. He will serve the clan well." -Akodo Shigetoshi
Rare

Ikoma Tomoi
4F
3C
7HR
7G
3PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Cavalry - Warden - Unique
Battle: If any enemy units are at the current battlefield: Move your target Personality there. You may discard a Bushido Virtue card; if you do, straighten him.
"News from the Emperor's court! We are to secure our northern border while the Akodo and Matsu begin preparing to march!"
Rare

Matsu Ishigaki
2F
3C
5HR
5G
2PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Commander
"Supplies and relief for the Unicorn? A likely story. The Empire will not tolerate your meddling any longer, Phoenix."
Common

Matsu Misato
3F
3C
10HR
6G
3PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Paragon
Battle: Bow Misato: Ranged 3 Attack with +1 strength for every 10 points of Family Honor you have.
"I prefer to face my foes with steel, but if they are too cowardly to approach, then they are unworthy to die on my blade."
Rare

Matsu Naomasa
3F
4C
7HR
7G
3PH
Lion Clan - Samurai - Paragon
Reaction: After one of your Bushido Virtue actions targets Naomasa: Gain 2 Honor.
"Be cautious, Scorpion," she warned. "You may be the Emperor's hosts, but your actions are not without consequence."
Uncommon


Personalities: Mantis

Kitsune Ando
3F
3C
-HR
6G
2PH
Mantis Clan - Samurai - Scout
Battle: If the current battlefield was targeted by a Recon action this turn: Destroy a target enemy attachment.
"The time for games has ended," Saburo warned. "It comes for the prophet now, and only we can stop it."
Uncommon

Moshi Awako
3F
3C
-HR
7G
2PH
Mantis Clan - Thunder - Shugenja - Fist of Osano-Wo
Ranged Attacks from Thunder actions Awako performs may target Personalities with attached Followers.
Battle: Ranged 2 Attack.
"We carry the favor of Thunder. Stand aside or face the storm's wrath."
Rare

Moshi Nakata
5F
3C
0HR
8G
3PH
Mantis Clan - Samurai - Naval - Commander - Unique
While Nakata is at the current battlefield, Ranged Attacks from your actions have +1 strength.
"Lord Naizen commands all trade north of Rokugan be halted immediately. Something in the northern mountains is amiss."
Rare

Sakarah
2F
2C
-HR
4G
1PH
Mantis Clan - Nonhuman - Ningyo - Naval
"You humans call it Thunder. We call it an avatar of the Spawn-Father. Names mean nothing. Its power must be recognized, however."
Common

Tsuruchi Onaka
2F
4C
0HR
7G
2PH
Mantis Clan - Samurai - Magistrate - Accuser
Will not be controlled by a Scorpion Clan player.
Open: Bow Onaka: Dishonor a target honorable Personality with lower Personal Honor than Onaka's Chi. Rehonor the Personality before the end of this turn.
"Tell me all you know of Noritoshi and Jimen."
Common

Yoritomo Kisho
4F
3C
0HR
8G
1PH
Mantis Clan - Samurai - Gunso
Battle: Ranged 3 Attack with +1 strength for each Follower in Kisho's army.
"It is not enough to best your enemy in battle. He must be humiliated if he is truly to be defeated."
Uncommon

Yoritomo Sunagawa
4F
3C
2HR
8G
2PH
Mantis Clan - Samurai - Naval - Tactician - Commander
Battle: Bow your target Follower: Ranged Attack with strength equal to the Follower's Force +2.
"You pirates dare raid a Mantis ship? My ship? You must all be mad!"
Rare


Personalities: Naga



Personalities: Phoenix

Asako Kanta
0F
2C
5HR
5G
2PH
Phoenix Clan - Courtier
Political Open: Straighten a target Temple.
"The Phoenix have little need for assistance, my lords, but if you wish to defend the sacred temples that are open to all, then surely we will not stand in your way."
Uncommon

Asako Serizawa
2F
4C
6HR
7G
3PH
Phoenix Clan - Void - Shugenja - Inquisitor - Magistrate
Open: Bow Serizawa: Give -4F to a target Personality with lower Personal Honor than Serizawa's Chi.
"Perhaps we should investigate the possible link between these barbarians and the Dark Oracle of Fire. Nokatsu's death was but the first."
Rare

Asako Suda
4F
3C
0HR
7G
3PH
Phoenix Clan - Void - Monk
Battle: Discard a Kiho card or Spell: Bow a target enemy card.
"The universe holds wonders we cannot begin to imagine! How can we discover its secrets if we are forever consumed by war?"
Rare

Isawa Yutako
3F
2C
4HR
6G
2PH
Phoenix Clan - Water - Shugenja - Cavalry
"Bring these men that have plagued our Dragon allies so badly. I will quench their flames and their passion for war, and send them rushing into the mountains from which tehy came."
Common

Shiba Ikokawa
3F
5C
6HR
8G
4PH
Phoenix Clan - Fire - Shugenja - Duelist - Unique - Legion of Flame
Battle: Bow a target enemy Personality with lower Chi. You may discard a card: if you do, the enemy leader chooses and destroys one of the Personality's attachments.
"You bring fire? Against the Phoenix? Is this some manner of joke?"
Fixed

Shiba Raiden
4F
3C
6HR
7G
3PH
Phoenix Clan - Samurai - Gunso - Yojimbo - Legion of Flame
Battle: Bow or straighten a target Personality whose Force is different from his own base Force.
"Fire burns within him, yearning for freedom. His path will be a violent one, I fear." - Isawa Ochiai
Uncommon

Shiba Shigenobu
3F
3C
4HR
7G
3PH
Phoenix Clan - Samurai - Imperial - Magistrate
Limited: Dishonor a target Persoanlity with lower Personal Honor than the number of Imperial Personalities you control. If this dishonored him, gain 1 Honor.
"Seppun Katsura is my senseik, and Seppun Tashime my lord. I will fail neither of them."
Uncommon


Personalities: Ratling



Personalities: Scorpion

Bayushi Hirose
4F
4C
0HR
8G
2PH
Scorpion Clan - Samurai - Magistrate
Political Battle: Bow a target dishonorable Personality. His controller loses 2 Honor.
"If you possess a secret of any kind, somewhere there is a Scorpion who knows it, or who will seek it until he or you are dead." -Moto Chen
Rare

Bayushi Ishikura
4F
3C
-HR
7G
1PH
Scorpion Clan - Samurai - Kensai - Commander - Bitter Lies - Unique
Your other Personalities with a keyword that includes "Bitter Lies" have +1F.
Battle: Bow Ishikura or one of his Weapons: Destroy a target enemy Follower or Personality with lower Chi than Ishikura and without a Weapon or Armor attached.
"I need no poison or stealth. You will see me coming with your eyes wide open, and still you will not be able to stop me."
Rare

Bayushi Shigeru
3F
2C
0HR
6G
2PH
Scorpion Clan - Courtier - Samurai
Political Reaction: After Shigeru enters play: A target player loses 1 Honor.
"An ambassador from the Badger Clan?" the courtier scoffed. "No such invitation was extended! This is a civilized court, after all."
Rare

Shosuro Nitsu
4F
3C
-HR
8G
0PH
Scorpion Clan - Ninja
Battle: Give one or two target enemy Pesronalities one -1F Poison token each. You may move Nitsu home.
"It is not a personal matter. You have simply seen things you should not have. I take no pleasure in your deaths."
Common

Shosuro Takagi
3F
3C
1HR
7G
2PH
Scorpion Clan - Samurai - Magistrate - Yojimbo
Reaction: After another player's Battle action targets a Courtier at Takagi's location: That player loses 2 Honor.
After the rash of assassinations the previous summer, the Scorpion took no chances in securing the Emperor's protection. No inch of the castle was left unsecured.
Uncommon

Soshi Mayumi
2F
3C
-HR
5G
1PH
Scorpion Clan - Shugenja
The Scorpion protect the Empror's lands, as do the Lion, and his honor, as do the Crane. But they also protect his secrets, a burden no other clan could bear.
Common

Yogo Fujitani
2F
3C
0HR
7G
5PH
Scorpion Clan - Nonhuman - Foxwife - Courtier
After Fujitani is destroyed: Lose 5 Honor.
"Time spent among your people changed my sister forever, and I must know why. They called her Snowflake."
Uncommon


Personalities: Spider

Daigotsu Buroki
5F
2C
-HR
8G
1PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Samurai - Paragon - Dark Stone
After Buroki enters play: Lose 4 Honor.
Fear Battle: Target a unit. Bow each Follower in it with 3 or lower Force. You may discard a Dark Virtue card; if you do, destroy all bowed Followers in the unit.
"Some have not lost their talent for brutality." -Michio
Rare

Daigotsu Churo
4F
3C
-HR
7G
0PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Undead - Samurai
After Churo enters play: Lose 4 Honor.
Reaction: After an action targets Churo: Either negate the action's effects that bow Churo or negate the action's effects that move Churo.
"I am no mindless beast, but I shall feast on your flesh just the same."
Common

Daigotsu Minoko
4F
2C
-HR
7G
1PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Samurai - Duelist - Obsidian Claw
After Minoko enters play: Lose 3 Honor.
After Minoko challenges a Personality: That Personality loses Duelist.
"Steel against obsidian. Are you so sure you know the outcome already?"
Uncommon

Daigotsu Yuhmi
6F
3C
-HR
9G
0PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Samurai - Nonhuman - Infiltrator - Unique
After Yuhmi enters play: Lose 5 Honor.
Fear Battle: Target an enemy Follower. Bow each Follower and Personality with 4 or lower Force in its unit. Destroy the targeted Follower.
"No one knows his secrets. Not even me." -Daigotsu
Rare

Daigotsu Zenshi
4F
3C
-HR
7G
0PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Undead - Samurai
After Zenshi enters play: Lose 4 Honor.
Battle: Give each Undead card in Zenshi's army +1F.
"Fleshless, mindless filth! Obey me! Leave nothing alive to tell the tale!"
Rare

Goju Asagi
3F
4C
-HR
6G
0PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Ninja - Assassin
"Unleash your beasts if you wish, Dragon," Daigotsu said. "I fear they will have little opportunity to slay this new Emperor."
Common

Hongo
3F
3C
-HR
5G
0PH
Spider Clan - Shadowlands - Monk - Kensai
After Hongo enters play: Lose 2 Honor.
Battle: Attach a target Weapon from your hand to Hongo.
"The Spider may be in hiding, but a monk travels where he wishes, and few have the courage to question a sohei."
Uncommon


Personalities: Unicorn

Iuchi Hotaru
3F
3C
4HR
8G
2PH
Unicorn Clan - Water - Shugenja - Cavalry
Hotaru has Tactician while he has a spell attached.
"I will wash away the Scorpion's sins in a wave of vengeance and purification."
Rare

Moto Juncheng
4F
1C
-HR
7G
1PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Cavalry
"I fear no Scorpion, no barbarian, nor even a wrathful Emperor. I fear only a life of boredom, and I will have none of it."
Common

Moto Xiao
5F
2C
-HR
9G
1PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Cavalry - Commander - Unique
Followers in Xiao's army have +1F.
Battle/Open: Straighten all Followers in a target unit.
"It has been far too long since I killed a man in the northern steppes. Ride, men! Ride to the mountains!"
Rare

Shinjo Ki-Chang
4F
4C
0HR
8G
3PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Cavalry - Commander
Battle: Even if Ki-Chang is not at the current battlefield, if any enemy units are there: Move your target Personality with a Follower there.
"The day of our redemption is at hand, brothers. Glorious service to the new Emperor will erase all our fathers' crimes!"
Rare

Shinjo Ming-li
5F
3C
4HR
8G
2PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Kensai
Battle: Bow a target enemy Personality without attachments. Destroy him if Ming-li has a Weapon and higher Force.
"Young? Perhaps I am. War is my craft all the same, and one day they will remember me as a master."
Uncommon

Shinjo Shinlao
4F
3C
-HR
8G
2PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Cavalry - Scout
Recon Open: Target two of another player's provinces: Give them -1 strength.
"I know the northern paths, my Khan. I have traveled them all my life."
"Very good," Chen replied. "You will ride at teh front of my armies."

Common

Utaku Yumiko
3F
3C
4HR
8G
3PH
Unicorn Clan - Samurai - Cavalry - Battle Maiden
Fear Battle: Give -1F to all Personalities and Followers opposing Yumiko.
"I am the sight that will usher your soul to the next world."
Uncommon


Personalities: Shadowlands

Akaru no Oni
6F
3C
-HR
7G
0PH
Shadowlands - Oni - Nonhuman
After this card enters play: Lose 5 Honor.
Limited: Bow a target unit with total Gold Cost less than or equal to the Gold Production of its controller's Stronghold plus 2.
"Never enter one's layer. Burn it from without. Enter its lair and your time in this world has come to an end." -Kuni Kiyoshi
Common

Furu no Oni
11F
4C
-HR
12G
0PH
Shadowlands - Nonhuman - Oni
Furu no Oni costs 1 less Gold to bring into play for each province destroyed this game.
After Furu no Oni enters play: Lose 6 Honor.
Battle: Bow a target card in the enemy army.
"A serpent of fire and thorn, born from blackened, molten earth. An accursed beast best killed from afar." -Hiruma Aki
Rare

Mokku
3F
1C
-HR
3G
0PH
Shadowlands - Nonhuman - Goblin
After Mokku enters play: Lose 3 Honor.
Fire Battle: Destroy your target Goblin: Destroy a target enemy Follower.
"Who is brave enough to receive sacrament? Who strong enough to bear the pain of magic mud?"
Common

Shukku
3F
2C
-HR
4G
0PH
Shadowlands - Nonhuman - Goblin - Berserker
After Shukku enters play: Lose 3 Honor.
Fear Battle: Destroy Shukku: Give -4F to a target enemy Follower or Personality without attachments. If its Force is now 0, destroy it.
"Pokku very wise. As long as he let me kill more samurai, I follow him wherever he wish."
Uncommon

Actions

A Game of Sadane
0G
Political
Battle: Dishonor your target unbowed Personality: Dishonor your target unbowed Personality: Dishonor a target Personality opposing him. After the next resolution of an action that was performed by a dishonorable Personality at this battlefield, bow that Personality.
"Your kimono is most lovely. My grandmother had one like it when she was your age, I believe."
3Fo
Common

An Imperial Marriage
0G
Imperial - Political
Limited: Target your unbowed Courtier: A target Personality permanently gains Imperial and the ability, "Limited: Take the Imperial Favor."
"An Otomo, Miya, or Seppun has no greater value than as a spouse." -Bayushi Paneki
4Fo
Uncommon

Buoyed by the Kami
0G
Kiho - Water
Battle: If any enemy units are at the current battlefield, target your unbowed Monk or Shugenja: Move him there. If he has the Water keyword, you may target another of your units and move it there. If it moved, straighten it.
"There is no more glorious experience in life!"
3Fo
Uncommon

Certain Death
0G
Open: Pay Gold equal to the attachment's Gold Cost minus 3: Destroy another player's target attachment.
"This could be my masterpiece. If the ogres will not bend their knee, then I will shape them into something that will." -Omoni
2Fo
Common

Deadly Orders
0G
Battle: Target your Commander: Give your target Follower a Force bonus equal to twice its current Force. After this battle's resolution, destroy the Follower.
"It does not matter what the creature is! We must destroy it! That is all that matters!"
2Fo
Common

Discreet Retreat
0G
Political
Battle: Move your target Courtier home: Give a target Personality +4F or -4F.
"Lady Domotai bid me bring her word to you at the front, commander. I will await your convenience back at the encampment."
4Fo
Rare

Endless Road
0G
Terrain
Battle: After the resolution of any action that moved one or more units, straighten them.
The Emperor's first winter was an exceptionally mild one. Many took it as a fortuitous omen, and a sign of a peaceful reign. They could not have known what was to come.
1Fo
Common

Eradicate All Doubt
0G
Battle: Straighten a target bowed Personality, and target another Personality in the same army. If this straightened the bowed Personality, reduce the other Personality's Force to 0.
"Sureness is strength. Certainty of purpose is assurance of victory."
3Fo
Uncommon

First-Hand Account
0G
Reaction: After battle resolution, if you destroyed any enemy units or a province in that resolution: Give each Personality and Follower in your army a +1F Victory token.
"Yes, I spent two seasons stationed in the Dragon lands, near the northern border. Tell Shigetoshi-sama that my formal recommendation for troop placement is as follows..."
4Fo
Common

Fluid Formation
0G
Battle: Target your Tactician: Target one or more of your Followers. Straighten each targeted Follower. You may transfer any number of the targeted Followers to any of your Personalities in your current army.
"Let us see how these barbarians respond to the full might of the Lion!" -Akodo Shigetoshi
4Fo
Uncommon

Hasty Exit
0G
Ninja
Battle: Move one or more target unbowed Ninja Personalities with no non-Ninja Personalities with no non-Ninja Followersfrom the current battlefield to another battlefield.
"Do not tarry when your task is complete," the Shadow Dragon said. "I do so hate dawdling."
1Fo
Uncommon

I Carry Two Blades!
0G
Reaction: After one of your Weapons is destroyed, target a non-Unique Weapon in your hand or discard pile: Attach it to your target Personality, paying 4 less Gold.
"Unfortunately for you, my last opponent had no more need of his when we were finished!"
4Fo
Common

Imperial Decree
0G
Political - Imperial
Battle: You may discard the Imperial Favor: Move a target enemy Personality home. If you paid this action's optional cost, gain 2 Honor.
"The first formal decree of the Emperor is this: all wars between the Great Clans will end within one week, and an accord will be submitted to the Imperial Palace."
2Fo
Common

Incredible Resilience
0G
Unique
Reaction: After the resolution of an enemy player's Battle action that targeted one of your Personalities: The player chooses and bows one of his unbowed Personalities at the current battlefield.
"If these are the best that can be sent against me, I scarcely see the point.".
1Fo
Rare

Inexplicable Challenge
0G
Political
Battle: Target your Courtier at any location: Bow a target enemy card without attachments. Choose a player, who either gains or loses 2 Honor.
"Here, bushi! If you must take a life, then take mine if it will quench your bloodlust!"
2Fo
Rare

Mounting a Defense
0G
Limited: Target your Commander Personality: Show the top 4 cards of your Dynasty deck. Discard a card from one of your provinces and refill it face-up with one of the shown cards. Put the remaining shown cards on the bottom of your deck in any order.
"The Emperor's lands will not be invaded. Not while we Lion draw breath." -Akodo Shigetoshi
3Fo
Rare

Ogre Savagery
0G
Fear
Battle: Target your unbowed Nonhuman Shadowlands Personality: Bow a target enemy Personality.
"Do you think me some mindless beast? Some slavering demon from the pit? You should be so fortunate, humans!"
0Fo
Common

Paths of Honor & Glory
0G
Bushido Virtue - Dark Virtue
Open: Straighten a target Samurai.
Battle: Bow a target Samurai without attachments.
"Two paths exist, one light and one dark. The light path has ever been the greater, but the dark path gains new adherents each day." -Asahina Hira
4Fo
Rare

Power Corrupting
4G
Kiho - Maho
Open: Target your unbowed Shugenja and destroy another of your target Personalities: Create a 7F/4C Shadowlands - Nonhuman - Oni Personality. Lose 3 Honor. Your Shugenja permanently gains Shadowlands.
"We failed to gain the throne, perhaps, but we gained much all the same." -Chuda Mishime
2Fo
Rare

Pragmatism
0G
Battle: Target your unbowed dishonorable Samurai Personality: Bow a target enemy card. You may move its unit home. Lose 5 Honor.
"I had no need to kill you. You were simply in the way. In the next life, do not be so foolish."
1Fo
Rare

Riding the Clouds
0G
Air - Kiho
Battle/Open: Target your Monk: Straighten him. He does not contribute Force during battle resolutions this turn.
"How can you bring word to the general through such resistance?"
The monk laughed. "It is not so difficult!"

4Fo
Common

Shisa Infestation
0G
Unique
Open: Permanently increase or decrease the strength of all provinces by 1.
Shisa are mischievous, but not evil. They can either serve as guardians, or vandals, and can change their affiliation multiple times in the span of an afternoon.
1Fo
Rare

Siege Tactics
0G
Siege
Battle: Give your target opposed Personality +1F for each province that has been destroyed this game.
Battle: If any enemy units are at the current battlefield: Move your target Personality at another battlefield to the current battlefield.
"The Emperor commands peace," Kuon said. "It is peace the Crab shall deliver."
2Fo
Common

Spin the Karmic Wheel
0G
Kiho
Reaction: After an action targets one of your Personalities, target your Monk: The action's effects that would destroy your Personality shuffle him into your Dynasty deck instead.
"Perhaps you will find victory in your next life."
2Fo
Common

Split the Reed
0G
Battle: Target your Kensai Personality: Destroy a target enemy attachment. If your Kensai now has a Weapon attached, you may take an additional Battle action.
"Yes, I desire peace. So much so that I would kill to achieve it, if need be."
3Fo
Uncommon

Strength of the Dead
0G
Maho - Kiho
Battle: Target your unbowed Monk or Shugenja: He gains a Force bonus equal to the Force of a target dead Personailty. Lose 2 Honor.
"The wanyudo is a reincarnated tyrant, a madman who must inflict pain and death even after his own life has ended." -Kuni Kiyoshi
3Fo
Common

Subtle Corruption
0G
Limited: Target a face-up Personality in your province. Reduce any Honor loss from his card for entering play by 4.
Fear Battle: Bow all Followers with a Force of 4 or lower in a target unit.
"No, my lord. We found nothing of any consequence within the Shinomen Mori. The reports were in error.
3Fo
Uncommon

The Call of Battle
0G
Thunder
Open: Target your Personality: You may assign him even if he is bowed. After the next time this turn he assigns, straighten his unit.
"Tomorrow there may be peace, but that does not matter. What matters now is that my lord has need of my blade."
3Fo
Common

The Sea's Lightning
0G
Thunder
Battle: Target your opposed Naval Personality: This battle's resolution does not bow your Personalities.
"It seems your papers are not in order, my friends! I am afraid we must confiscate your cargo to spare you the dishonor of transporting it illegally!"
1Fo
Uncommon

Unexpected Arrival
0G
Battle: If any enemy units are at the current battlefield: Target a Personality in one of your provinces. Bring him into play at the current battlefield, paying 2 less Gold and ignoring his Honor Requirement.
"Whether in court or on the battlefield, the Scorpion rarely attack in an expected manner." -Akodo's Leadership
2Fo
Rare

Unpredictable Strategy
0G
Battle: Target a unit, and another unit controlled by the same player at any other location. Switch the two units' locations. Straighten them if they moved.
"The ones you are looking for are not here, Scorpion. I thought we might resolve this matter ourselves."
2Fo
Rare

Word of Fire
0G
Fire - Kiho
Battle: Target your unbowed Monk or Shugenja Personality: Reduce a target enemy card's Force by your Personality's Chi. If your Personality has the Fire keyword, bow the targeted enemy card.
"It is possible, my Emperor, that this Army of Fire may have advance agents already within the Empire," the Badger ambassador said grimly.
2Fo
Rare

Wrath of the Elements
0G
Battle: Bow one of your Spells in your current army: Ranged 4 Attack that may target a Personality with attached Followers.
"If even a Dark Oracle imagines that the Phoenix will be easily defeated, then even the pawns of Jigoku will learn something this day." -Isawa Mizuhiko
1Fo
Common


Followers

Cavalry Officer
3F
0C
0HR
5G
Cavalry
Reaction: After this card enters play: Create a 1F Cavalry Follower and attach it to a target Personality without Followers.
"The left flank, my lord. It needs cavalry reinforcement immediately or it will break."
1Fo
Common

Death Ravagers
5F
0C
0HR
4G
Oni - Shadowlands
Will only attach to an Oni.
After this card enters play: Lose 4 Honor.
Before the end of your End Phase, if this unit was not in an attacking army this turn: Destroy this card.
"Lesser oni spawn that hunt in packs. Clever demons are the worst kind." -Hiruma Todori
0Fo
Uncommon

Imperial Elite Guard
4F
0C
2HR
7G
Imperial
Battle: Destroy a target enemy card without attachments.
"Too many times in history has our family failed," Seppun Katsura told them. "If this Emperor dies, it will be only because there is not a single Seppun left alive to protect him."
2Fo
Common

Legion of Death
4F
0C
0HR
5G
Shadowlands - Undead - Unique
After this card enters play: Lose 4 Honor.
Fear Battle: Bow a target enemy Personality with lower Force than the number of Shadowlands cards in your current army.
"Easily created, loyal to a fault, and they never get tired. Honestly, it is a miracle the Empire still stands." -Hida Benjiro
1Fo
Rare

Moonless Riders
4F
0C
3HR
6G
Cavalry - Unique
Battle: Bow a target enemy Infantry Personality.
"They are wave men operating out of Nanashi Mura. I find the use of such forces unpleasant, but there are no finer or quicker scouts in the Emperor when the battlefield is shrouded in darkness." -Toturi Shigekawa
2Fo
Rare

Ronin Brotherhood
4F
0C
0HR
7G
Ronin
Battle: Ranged 4 Attack.
Battle: Ranged 3 Attack.
Battle: Move this unit home.
"They fight not just for money, but for honor, and for one another. Three generations of warriors deserve respect, even if they are ronin." -Matsu Kenji
3Fo
Rare

Utaku Elite Guard
1F
0C
3HR
3G
Cavalry - Battle Maiden
Battle Maidens in this army have +1F while attacking.
Legion upon legion of fools have died thinking that a battle maiden without a horse was no threat.
2Fo
Uncommon


Items

Armor of the Heavens
+3F
+0C
4G
Armor - Imperial
Political Reaction: After another player targets this Personality with an action: Either gain 2 Honor, or ahve the other player lose 2 Honor.
"It was crafted for the Emperor by the Fortune of Steel himself. Surely no more perfect suit of armor has ever existed in the mortal realm." -Miya Shoin
4Fo
Rare

Armor of the Ryu
+3F
+0C
4G
Armor - Unique
This Personality has Cavalry.
Battle: If any enemy units are at the current battlefield: Move this Personality home or to the current battlefield.
A new and divine dynasty has returned the favor of the Heavens to mankind. Those fortunate enough to receive their blessings are changed forever by it.
4Fo
Rare

Balanced Yari
+1F
+1C
3G
Weapon
Battle resolution does not bow cards in this unit.
"Most samurai favor the katana, but there are a multitude of weapons to choose from. Some offer unique advantages often overlooked." -Shiba Tsukimi
2Fo
Common

Chrysanthemum Blossom
+0F
+0C
1G
Imperial
Reaction: After this Personality assigns: Give him a +1F token and gain 1 Honor.
"It is the Emperor's symbol and a popular gift between young lovers. I fear this war in the north will deflower every garden in the Empire." -Doji Domotai
4Fo
Common

Five Harmonies Blend
+0F
+0C
0G
Battle: Destroy this card: Straighten this Personality.
The greatest artisans, most skilled courtiers, most influential merchants, and a multitude of others assembled in the Scorpion lands, hoping to gain the Emperor's notice.
3Fo
Uncommon

Fubatsu No-Dachi
+4F
+1C
6G
Weapon - Unique
Battle: Bow this card: Destroy a target card in the enemy army without attachments and with a Gold Cost of 6 or less.
"This youngster is making quite a name for himself. Where did this sudden explosion of skill come from, I wonder?" -Kaiu Genji
4Fo
Rare

Layered Plates
+5F
+0C
7G
Armor
Negate effects that move this unit to a battlefield.
Reaction: Before this Personality is destroyed, destroy this card: Negate that destruction of the Personality.
"Highly effective in protecting the warrior beneath, but very limiting in terms of movement and reaction speed. A necessary trade-off, from time to time." -Daidoji Kikaze
3Fo
Rare

Oyumi
+2F
+0C
3G
Weapon
Battle: Ranged 3 Attack.
Battle: Discard this card from your hand and pay 3 Gold: Ranged 3 Attack.
"A disgusting weapon, used only by peasants and bandits. A true samurai is not tempted by such toys." -Akodo Shigetoshi
3Fo
Rare


Spells

Might of the Shadowlands
1G
Maho - Singular
Battle: Even if this card is not at the current battlefield: Target one or more Shadowlands cards at the current battlefield. Give each target +1F, or +2F if it is Undead. Lose 3 Honor.
"Fire coursed over the ranks of the dead, but they only grew stronger from it.
3Fo
Uncommon

Piercing the Heavens
2G
Air
Limited: Bow this Spell: Discard a card from one of your provinces, refilling the province face-up.
Throughout the Empire, shrines and temples swelled with attendants. Proof that the Heavens favored those who were worthy inspired tens of thousands to seek their blessings.
3Fo
Uncommon

Scouring Flood
2G
Water
This Personality has +2F.
Battle: Bow this card: Move a target defending Personality home.
"A threat from the north, you say? An Army of Fire?" Bairei frowned. "I fear it sounds familiar."
3Fo
Common

Seeking the Ancestors
3G
Void
Limited: Bow this Shugenja, or bow this Spell if this Shugenja has the Void keyword, and discard a face-up card from one of your provinces: Show the top card of your Fate deck. Put it in your hand if its Focus value is lower than this Shugenja's Chi.
Not only the Lion consult their ancestors.
2Fo
Uncommon

Servitors of Stone
0G
Earth
Battle: Bow this card: Straighten a target card in this Shugenja's army.
"They free one from menial tasks, that one might more fully concentrate on matters of greater importance. Including courtship... or war." -Isawa Emori
3Fo
Uncommon

The Winds' Favor
4G
Air
Open: Bow this Shugenja: Target a Personality. After the next time this turn he assigns to attack you, gain 2 Honor and straighten this Shugenja.
"Turn your blade away, samurai. You cannot win the day. The kami will not permit it."
4Fo
Rare

Thunder's Favor
3G
Thunder
Battle: Bow this card: Ranged 4 Attack, or Ranged 6 Attack if this Shugenja has the Thunder keyword.
"I have heard rumors about the Mantis shugenja," Daigo said. "I want facts, not uncertainties."
2Fo
Uncommon