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The Uruwashii
Name an Item: Vancouver
Name an Item: Honolulu
Winner's Choice: New Hampshire
Winner's Choice: Puerto Rico
Winner's Choice: Indiana
Winner's Choice: Fort Worth
Winner's Choice: Vermont
World Championships 2010: Love and Madness
World Championships 2010: Kuronada's Destiny
World Championships 2010: Winner's Choice
Winner's Choice: Missouri
Winner's Choice: Colorado
Winner's Choice: Thunder Bay
Winner's Choice: Netherlands
Winner's Choice: Poland
Winner's Choice: Texas
Winner's Choice: Tampa
The Seven Sohei
Winner's Choice: Brazil
Winner's Choice: Reykjavik
Winner's Choice: Bordeaux
Pacific Rim Championship: Hero of the Empire, Part II
Winner's Choice: Brisbane
Winner's Choice: Berkeley
Winner's Choice: Quebec
Winner's Choice: Indiana
Winner's Choice: Logrono
South American Championship: Hero of the Empire, Part I
Name a Follower: MAGECon
Solving the Riddle
Winner's Choice: Granada
Gencon Indianapolis: Wrath of the God-Beast
Gencon Indianapolis: The Final Plague
Gencon Indianapolis: Winner's Choice
Gencon Indianapolis: Name a Follower
Gencon Indianapolis: Clan Dinners
The Jeweled Champions
Winner's Choice: Vancouver
Winner's Choice: Rockville
Winner's Choice: Long Island
Koku Auction: Magecon
Hero of the Pass
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Storyline)
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Map Game)
Kotei 2010: Weeks of the Ronin
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Results)
Lost Traveler Castle
Name a Personality: Sacramento
The Sanctified Ones
Winner's Choice: Kansas City
The Empress' Guard
The Topaz Championship

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The Uruwashii
Top 4: Story Effects:
Barcelona, Spain:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Santiago, Chile:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Portland, Oregon:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Toulouse, France:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Barcelona, Spain:
Lion
Crab
Crane
Lion
30 Players

Santiago, Chile:
Scorpion
Crab


19 Players

Portland, Oregon:
Spider
Dragon
Scorpion
Unicorn
40 Players

Toulouse, France:
Crab
Lion
Crane
Lion
28 Players

Albert Mialet
Oscar Corominas
Eduardo Arco
Fran Lopez



Fernando Lobos
Pablo Trujillo





Andrew Ornatov
Randy Green
Roger Morrison
Michael Tunes



Johann Sliva
Frederic Capbert
Baptiste Bourdeleau
Benoit Sigal


Story Point: Ikoma Otemi or Akodo Senzo will become
an Uruwashii, appointed by Iweko Setai or Bayushi Hisoka.
Glory Points:
Lion: 4
Crab: 2


Story Point: Bayushi Arashii will become
an Uruwashii, appointed by Shosuro Jimen.
Glory Points:
Scorpion: 4
Crab: 2


Story Point: Daigotsu Shimekiri will become
an Uruwashii, appointed by Bayushi Jimen.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XV
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 4 from the Spider
Dragon: 2

Story Point: Hida Ikarukani will become
an Uruwashii, appointed by Miya Shoin.
Glory Points:
Empire: 4 from the Crab
Lion: 2

Note: For each tournament after Gencon, the winner will gain 4 Glory points he may keep for their clan or donate to the Empire or one of two clans announced at the tournament. The second place player will gain 2 Glory points for their clan.

It is common knowledge that the person and the estate of the Empress are protected by the Seppun, a family of eminently honorable warriors and priests who put the defense of the Imperial line above all things, including their lives. The physical security of the Empress aside, the purity and holiness of her home and belongings are the province of the Hidden Guard. The Hidden Guard are extremely few in number, however, and maintaining their vigil over the Empress and her estate is all they can manage under normal circumstances. For this reason, the sensei of the Hidden Guard select from among the Great Clans a number of shugenja, priests chosen for their exceptional piety and purity, to oversee the duties of the Hidden Guard in lands beyond the Imperial holdings.

These specially selected shugenja, known as the Sanctified Ones, are each assigned the holdings of a Great Clan, with another assigned to the lands of the Minor Clan Alliance and one final priest granted dominion over the unaligned lands. Whenever the Empress wishes to travel to or through these lands, the priest tasked with that region travels ahead and ensures that all relevant holdings and estates are properly purified and worthy of the Empress' presence. It is relatively uncommon for the Hidden Guard to assign a priest to watch over the lands of his own clan, but when such an appointment does occur, it is a great honor, for it indicates that the Hidden Guard believe the priest is capable of putting aside his loyalty and bias and serving the Empress above his own family and clan. There are few greater honors bestowed by the Seppun family.

The winner of each of these tournaments may select one currently living and legal shugenja personality from his clan to join the ranks of the Sanctified Ones. In the event that there are no suitable, legal shugenja personalities for such a clan, the winner may supply the name of a new character from the clan's shugenja family in order to create a personality to fulfill the position.


Date and Place: November 27th: Barcelona, Spain; December 4th: Santiago, Chile; December 11th: Portland, Oregon; December 11th: Toulouse, France;
Name an Item: Vancouver
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
Total:
Lion
Scorpion
28 Players
Mitchell Hammond


Card: Satoshi's Dual Warfans [Item]




The winner of this tournament will be able to name an Item in an upcoming set.


Date: November 20th
Place: Vancouver, Ontario
Name an Item: Honolulu
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
Total:
Dragon
Mantis
10 Players
Byron Kamimura
Kerry Iwashita

Card: Nightingale Blade [Item]




The winner of this tournament will be able to name an Item in an upcoming set.


Date: November 14th
Place: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Winner's Choice: New Hampshire
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Mantis
Phoenix
Crane
48 Players
Josh Griffis
Chris Medico
Ben Higgins
Wedge

Story Point: A Crab personality will gain the Friend of Thunder trait.

Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Crab
Mantis: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Friend of [Element]

Date: November 13th
Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Winner's Choice: Puerto Rico
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Unicorn
Crane


13 Players
Juan Sanchez
Anthony Padron



Story Point: A Unicorn personality will gain the Sacrosanct trait.
Card: Shinjo Sanenari
Glory Points:
Unicorn: 2
Crane: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Date: November 13th
Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Winner's Choice: Indiana
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Unicorn
Crane
Scorpion
Crab
26 Players
Markus Horton
Eric Hyneman
Mark Wyrosdick
Chris Quesenberry

Story Point: A Unicorn personality will gain the Imperial trait.
Card: Utaku Mai
Glory Points:
Unicorn: 2
Crane: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Date: November 13th
Place: Evansville, Indiana
Winner's Choice: Fort Worth
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Dragon
Crane
Spider
Phoenix
14 Players
Matt Demand
David Winner
Douglas Dee
Joshua Davis

Story Point: A Dragon personality will gain the Gamekeeper trait.
Card: Kitsuki Horume
Glory Points:
Dragon: 2
Crane: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Gamekeeper

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Date: November 6th
Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Winner's Choice: Vermont
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Mantis
Spider
Unicorn
30 Players
Mark Armitage
Chris Medico
Dan Dineen
Ralph Tropeano

Story Point: A Spider personality will gain the Silk Fever trait.
Card: Daigotsu Shikenuro
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider
Mantis: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Gamekeeper

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Date: November 6th
Place: Fairlee, VT
World Championships 2010: Love and Madness
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
5th:
6th:
7th:
8th:
9th:
10th:
11th:
12th:
13th:
14th:
15th:
16th:
Qualifier 1:
Qualifier 2:
Qualifier 3:
Qualifier 4:
Main Tourney:
Phoenix
Unicorn
Mantis
Spider
Phoenix
Lion
Dragon
Unicorn
Pheonix
Phoenix
Scorpion
Dragon
Crane
Crab
Dragon
Dragon
140 Players
138 Players
105 Players
106 Players
115 Players
Maxime Despretz
Victor Diaz
Nicolas Dewiere
Jorge Perez Cabrejas
Miguel Carcedo
Florent Dolle
David Beke
Bartholomiej Chrobak
Lukas Vogelgsang
Stephen Jones
Ken Curran
Francisco Arredondo
Dave Ruddock
Juan Palomo
Kostas Adamopoulos
Greg Wong





Story Point: A Phoenix hero will slay Agasha Kyoso
Fiction: Love & Madness
Card: Isawa Mitsuko (Experienced)


Glory Points:
Empire: 16 from the Phoenix; 4 from the Mantis
Unicorn: 8
Jigoku: 4 from the Spider
Phoenix: 2
Lion: 2
Dragon: 2
Unicorn: 2
Pheonix: 1
Phoenix: 1
Scorpion: 1
Dragon: 1
Crane: 1
Crab: 1
Dragon: 1
Dragon: 1

Note: The winner of this tournament will earn 16 Glory points, second place will earn 8 Glory points, and third and fourth place will earn 4 Glory points each, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. Fifth through eighth place will earn 2 Glory points each, and ninth to 16th place will earn 1 Glory point each for their clans.

After the tumultuous events of Death at Koten, the mortal and seemingly amnesiac Agasha Kyoso was returned to the Empire of Rokugan, virtually oblivious to all the destruction caused by her foolish and petty arrogance centuries ago. Now, after more than a year of careful debriefing and study by the Phoenix Clan, Kyoso remains in captivity, held because nothing like her has ever existed in the Empire, and even the Empress has remained silent on what her fate should be. She has been a quiet and contemplative prisoner, rarely speaking save when spoken to, and the Phoenix have determined that at present she represents little threat to the Empire.

What has happened before can easily happen again, however.

Never the most stable of individuals, extensive time alone and reading of what her grotesque failures have cost the Empire have shattered Kyoso's mind. She believe that she is destined for pain and suffering, and that her lot is to bring devastation to the Empire. Mad beyond reason, she has determined to repeat the cycle of the past and attempt to find release in death one way or another. Kyoso has planned for months and intends to give her name willingly to another oni in hopes of creating another oni lord, this time one that will either achieve ultimate victory, or be utterly destroyed and release her from her maddened existence. Perhaps, she believe, she can even earn redemption by unleashing her true self against the demon goddess Kali-ma, and in doing so end the threat that faces the Empire.

The Clan played by the winner of this tournament will determine the clan affiliation of the hero who arrays his skill and forces against the madness of Agasha Kyoso. The winner will determine if the hero slays Kyoso to prevent the release of another oni lord, or if he will take the terrible risk of permitting her to succeed. This seems a fool's errand, but the possibility, however remote, that the demon lord can be turned against Kali-ma... would that not be worth any price? The price will be steep indeed, not only in lives and collateral damage, but the very soul of the hero in question.

Date: November 6th-7th
Place: Lyon, France
World Championships 2010: Kuronada's Destiny
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Lion
Scorpion
Scorpion
Scorpion
238 Players
David Attali
David Russell
Alberto Vazquez
Piotr Borakowski
238 Players
Story Point: Kuronada will remain ronin.
Card: Kuronada
Glory Points:
Empire: 8 from the Lion
Scorpion: 8

Note: The winner of this tournament will gain 8 Glory points and the second place player will gain 4 Glory points, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. The third and fourth place players will gain 2 Glory points each for their clans.

The ronin Kuronada, one of the highest ranking officers of the Legion of Two Thousand, is a ronin warrior such as is rarely seen in this history of Rokugan. His victories against the Army of Fire and the Destroyers have been widely reported during this season of war, and his prowess has captured the attention of many. Although his superiors Tamago and Utagawa prefer to avoid the scrutiny of the Great Clans, Kuronada accepts their praise as his due for a duty well performed, and his amenability has not gone unnoticed.

The winning faction of this tournament will extend to Kuronada the opportunity to take the oath of fealty and join their clan. The winner may, if he so chooses, dictate that Kuronada will instead remain a ronin.

Date: November 6th-7th
Place: Lyon, France
World Championships 2010: Winner's Choice
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:

2nd:

3rd:

4th:

Total:
Phoenix

Crane

Unicorn

Spider

14 Players
Jean Baptiste
Laroche
Kamil Magda

Andrea Civiera

Justin Walsh


Story Point: A Phoenix personality will gain the Blood of [Hero] trait.
Card: Asako Rikate
Story Point: A Crane personality will gain the Bounty Hunter trait.
Card: Daidoji Ebizo
Story Point: A Unicorn personality will gain the Demon Slayer trait.
Card: Moto Jun-Ni
Story Point: A Spider personality will gain the Dragon Child trait.
Card: Goju Yurishi


Note: The top four players in this tournament will gain 2 Glory points for their clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Gamekeeper

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Demon Slayer

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Blood of [Hero Name]

Date: November 5th
Place: Lyon, France
Winner's Choice: Missouri
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Scorpion
Crane
Crab
Phoenix

Matthew Sherry
John Urbanek



Story Point: A Scorpion will gain the Shadowspawn trait.
Card: Shosuro Hawado
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Scorpion
Crane: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Gamekeeper

Imperial

Poison Fan

Sun-Blessed

Bounty Hunter

Demon Slayer

Dragon Child

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Shadowspawn

Blood of [Hero Name]

Date: October 24th
Place: Rolla, Missouri
Winner's Choice: Colorado
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Unicorn
Lion



Greg Wright
Lon Schlittenhart



Story Point: A Unicorn personality will gain the Moon-Blessed trait.
Card: Moto Ming-Gwok
Glory Points:
Unicorn: 2
Lion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Blood of [Hero Name]

Date: October 23rd
Place: Colorado Springs, CO
Winner's Choice: Thunder Bay
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Mantis
Scorpion
Crane
Crab
19 Players
Eric Gardiner
Myke Clark
Steve Seller
Mike Chichka

Story Point: A Mantis Personality will gain the Half-Naga trait.
Card: Yoritomo Minori
Glory Points:
Mantis: 2
Scorpion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Friend of [Element]

Sacrosanct

Silk Fever

Blood of [Hero Name]

Date: October 23rd
Place: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Winner's Choice: Netherlands
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Lion
Unicorn
Dragon
Crane
16 Players
Bennie Kalf
Thijs Kaars
Faber van Kraanen
Pim Oliekan

Story Point: A Lion Personality will gain the Head Librarian trait.
Card: Kitsu Fukui
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Lion
Unicorn: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Blessed of [Fortune]

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Immortal

Fist of Iron

Date: October 16th
Place: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Winner's Choice: Poland
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Crab
Crab
Lion
35 Players
Przemek Kowalczyk
Michal Michalowski
Adam Radosz
Tomasz Nalepka

Story Point: A Spider personality will gain the Immortal trait.
Card: Goju Sawaki
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider
Crab

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Blessed of [Fortune]

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Immortal

Fist of Iron

Date: October 16th
Place: Szczecin, Poland
Winner's Choice: Texas
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Crab


10 Players
Douglas Dee
Daniel Landrum


10 Players
Story Point: A Spider Personality will gain the Fist of Iron trait.
Card: Daigotsu Miki
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider
Crab: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Blessed of [Fortune]

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Immortal

Fist of Iron

Date: October 16th
Place: Vidor, Texas
Winner's Choice: Tampa
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Mantis
Unicorn
Spider
27 Players
Darrell Haddock
Trevor Valentine
Patrick Vicens
Elizabeth Specht

Story Point: A Crab Personality will gain the Blessed of the Fortune of Persistence trait.
Card: Hida Fujita
Glory Points:
Crab: 2
Mantis: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Blessed of [Fortune]

Bounty Hunter

Dragon Child

Half-Naga

Immortal

Fist of Iron

Date: October 16th
Place: Tampa Bay, Florida
The Seven Sohei
Top 4: Story Effects:
Madrid, Spain:
1st (Glory):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
1st (Theme Deck):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Nuernberg, Germany:
1st (Glory):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
1st (Theme Deck):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:



Green Bay, Wisconsin:
1st (Glory):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
1st (Honor):
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:




Phoenix
Unicorn
Crane
Dragon
Unicorn
Dragon


32 Players


Lion
Phoenix
Scorpion
Unicorn
Mantis
Dragon
Unicorn
Spider
28 Players




Phoenix
Unicorn
Mantis
Phoenix
Phoenix
Spider
Crab
Lion
??




Gustavo Caperan
Ignacio Sanchez
Fausto Rodriguez
Tomas Macho
Fernando Arsuaga
Tomas Macho





Sebastian Neuefeind
Markus Steinbart
Scharwin Farnusch
Christian Boettinger
Christian Reitberger
Michael Muenchsmeier
Christan Boettinger
Joschua Boehm





John Dibattista
AJ Valle
Jonathan Scharrer
Nik Vincent
Nik Vincent
Chris Sharka
Mike Brost
Dan Walters





Story Point: Isawa Tokiko, Shiba Erena, or Shiba Jouta
will return as a monk and a member of the Seven Sohei.
Glory Points:
Phoenix: 4
Unicorn: 2
Crane: 1
Dragon: 1
Honor Points:
Unicorn: 4
Dragon: 2

Story Point: Akodo Rokku will join the Seven Sohei.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XVI
Glory Points:
Lion: 4
Phoenix: 2
Scorpion: 1
Unicorn: 1
Honor Points:
Mantis: 4
Dragon: 2
Unicorn: 1
Spider: 1

Story Point: Isawa Seiga, Asako Makito, or Shiba Hayama
will return as a monk and a member of the Seven Sohei.

Glory Points:
Phoenix: 5
Unicorn: 2
Mantis: 1
Honor Points:
Phoenix: 4
Spider: 2
Crab: 1
Lion: 1

Note: The winner of each tournament will earn 4 Glory points which he may keep for the clan or donate to the Empire or one of two clans announced at the event; second place will gain 2 Glory points; and third and fourth place will earn 1 Glory points each. Each tournament will also host an Honor event; at each Honor event, the winner will gain 4 Honor, second place will earn 2 Honor, and third and fourth place will earn 1 Honor each.

For almost as long as the Empire of Rokugan has existed, so too has the Brotherhood of Shinsei. Wise and introspective, the men and women of the Brotherhood have remained in the background, always striving to find their place in the universe, always seeking to help others find theirs. They have offered their counsel to the samurai and their aid to the common people, seeing the value in all without consideration for birth or caste. When the many wars have come to the Empire, the Brotherhood has remained apart as much as possible, for war is not the natural way of the universe, but rather the way of man, and the role of the monk is to find a different path. Until now.

The war with the Destroyers in the south and with the Army of Fire in the north has galvanized at least a portion of the Brotherhood. Some of the order's more militant sects, incensed with the destruction of many ancient temples both in the north and south, have vowed to not sit idly by and watch while more of the Brotherhood's history and tradition is destroyed, and while the innocent people of Rokugan suffer. Seven of the Brotherhood's most militant sects have chosen from their ranks the finest warriors and teachers among them and sent them forth to be a proactive force within the Empire, both in the defense of its people, and in the destruction of its enemies.

The winner of each tournament in this series may select a list of three living, non-unique personalities who are no longer tournament legal in the L5R CCG tournament environment. These personalities must have originally been aligned with the winning Clan. One of these characters, as selected by the Story Team (as determined by appropriateness), will be chosen as a returning character, now having retired to serve the Brotherhood, and will be a part of the Seven Sohei. Each individual tournament will determine the identity of a monk from one of the following Orders:

- The Brothers of Rebirth, adherents of the Fortune Tsukune.
- The Order of Death, disciples of Emma-O and the Lords of Death.
- The Order of Fire & Thunder, followers of Osano-Wo.
- The Monks of Bishamon, the Fortune of Strength.
- The Temple of Kaimetsu-uo, students of the Mantis Clan's founder.
- The Order of Heroes, tasked with inspiring greatness in others.
- And a Shinsei traditionalist, learned in the ways of the Tao.


Date and Place: October 16th: Madrid, Spain; December 4th: Nuernberg, Germany; December 5th: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Winner's Choice: Brazil
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Spider
Crab
Lion
17 Players
Bruno Hoffman
Harlei Marcelino
Kelson Ramos
Enram Omar

Story Point: A Crab Personality will gain the Jade Hand trait.
Card: Kaiu Iemasa
Glory Points:
Crab: 2
Spider: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: October 9th
Place: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Winner's Choice: Reykjavik
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Dragon
Mantis
Scorpion
Phoenix
12 Players
Andri Erlingsson
Gunnar Traustason
Runar Magnusson
Gunnar Hall
Bergsveinn Johannsson

Story Point: A Spider Personality will gain the Tiger's Claw trait.
Card: Sutigu
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Spider
Dragon: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: October 9th
Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Winner's Choice: Bordeaux
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Scorpion
Scorpion
Unicorn
Scorpion
18 Players
Laurent Simon
Sebastien Kaczmar
Frederic Capbert
Pierre Lescamela

Story Point: A Scorpion Personality will gain the Iron Flower trait.
Card: Soshi Komiko
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Scorpion
Scorpion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: October 2nd
Place: Bordeaux, France
Pacific Rim Championship: Hero of the Empire, Part II
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Lion
Crane
Crab
Dragon
Players
Chris Harvey
Adam Fry
Shane Pheeney
Joseph Italiano
31 Players
Story Point: Ikoma Otemi will be a hero
in the war against the Army of Fire.
Fiction: Heroes of the Empire
Glory Points:
Empire: 8 from the Lion; 4 from the Crane; 2 from the Crab
Dragon: 2
Honor Competition: Points:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Spider
Crane
Mantis
Scorpion
Charles Thorp
Chaedy Ritherdon
Michael Hill
Justin Lee
Honor Points:
Empire: 8 from the Spider; 4 from the Crane
Mantis: 2
Scorpion: 2

Note: The winner of this tournament will gain 8 Glory points and the second place player will gain 4 Glory points, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. The third and fourth place players will gain 2 Glory points each for their clans. The tournament will also host a charity drive event; at this event, the winner will gain 8 Honor, second place will earn 4 Honor, and third and fourth place will earn two Honor each.

As winter looms close by, the battles in the northern and southern reaches of the Empire grow more frantic. The Great Clans are desperate to drive their enemies farther back and gain as much territory as possible before the onset of winter brings the conflict to a halt. Or at least that is what the commanders hope, for no one knows if even winter can halt the inexorable progress of the Destroyers or the Army of Fire. As winter draws ever nearer, however, one hero shall step forward from the ranks to strike a mighty blow for the Empire, driving the enemy before him in a panic and earning the adoration of thousands.

The winner of this tournament may select any one living personality currently aligned with their Clan. That personality will come to the fore as a hero in the battle against the Army of Fire in the northern reaches of Rokugan, and will be celebrated throughout the Empire as one of the greatest heroes of his generation.


Date: September 25th-26th
Place: Brisbane, Australia
Winner's Choice: Brisbane
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Spider
Crab
Mantis
Scorpion
21 Players

Charles Thorp
Shane Pheeney
Michael Hill
Martie Van Der Leest


Story Point: A Spider Personality will gain the
Scion of Fire trait.
Card: Daigotsu Bofana
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 from the Spider
Crab: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Eye of Shadow

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Scion of Fire

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: September 26th
Place: Brisbane, Australia
Winner's Choice: Berkeley
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Scorpion
Phoenix
Dragon
Dragon
24 Players

Doruk Ozaydin
Brian Gerbi
Marc Johnson
Ken Kama


Story Point: A Scorpion Personality will gain
the Eye of Shadow trait.
Card: Shosuro Rin
Glory Points:
Scorpion: 2
Phoenix: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Eye of Shadow

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Moon-Blessed

Scion of Fire

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: September 26th
Place: Berkeley, CA
Winner's Choice: Quebec
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Mantis
Crab
Scorpion
31 Players
Mark Armitage
Steve Simonaitis
John Kline
Aaron Celevsky

Story Point: A Spider Clan player will gain the Master Sensei trait.
Card: Omigawa
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider
Mantis: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Eye of Shadow

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Poison Fan

Master Sensei

Moon-Blessed

Scion of Fire

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: September 25th
Place: Montreal, Quebec
Winner's Choice: Indiana
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Crab



Josh Kolb
Robert Amick



Story Point: A Crab Personality will gain the Enigma trait.
Card: Nijugun
Glory Points:
Crab: 3


Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Enigma

Eye of Shadow

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Legendary

Poison Fan

Master Sensei

Moon-Blessed

Scion of Fire

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: September 18th
Place: Greenwood, Indiana
Winner's Choice: Logrono
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Lion
Dragon
Phoenix
Lion
30 Players
Sergio Garcia
Francisco Gallego
Miguel Castanera
Francisco Lopez

Story Point: A Lion Personality will gain the Legendary trait.

Glory Points:
Lion: 2
Dragon: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Enigma

Eye of Shadow

Head Librarian

Iron Flower

Jade Hand

Legendary

Poison Fan

Master Sensei

Moon-Blessed

Scion of Fire

Sun-Blessed

Tiger's Claw

Date: September 18th
Place: Logrono, Spain
South American Championship: Hero of the Empire, Part I
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Lion
Lion
Crane
Crane
31 Players
Emran Omar
Diego Lastorta
Ariel Alvarez
Emilio Dallochio

Story Point: Akodo Hiroshi will become a hero
in the war against the Destroyers.
Fiction: Heroes of the Empire
Glory Points:
Empire: 8 from the Lion
Lion: 4
Crane: 4
Honor Competition: Points:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Spider
Crane
Lion
Ronin
Frederico Catalan
Ariel Alvarez
Diego Lastorta
Ariel Caccia
Honor Points:
Jigoku: 8 from the Spider
Crane: 4
Lion: 2
Empire: 2

Note: The winner of this tournament will gain 8 Glory points and the second place player will gain 4 Glory points, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. The third and fourth place players will gain 2 Glory points each for their clans. The tournament will also host a charity drive event; at this event, the winner will gain 8 Honor, second place will earn 4 Honor, and third and fourth place will earn two Honor each.

As winter looms close by, the battles in the northern and southern reaches of the Empire grow more frantic. The Great Clans are desperate to drive their enemies farther back and gain as much territory as possible before the onset of winter brings the conflict to a halt. Or at least that is what the commanders hope, for no one knows if even winter can halt the inexorable progress of the Destroyers or the Army of Fire. As winter draws ever nearer, however, one hero shall step forward from the ranks to strike a mighty blow for the Empire, driving the enemy before him in a panic and earning the adoration of thousands.

The winner of this tournament may select any one living personality currently aligned with their Clan. That personality will come to the fore as a hero in the battle against the Destroyers in the southern reaches of Rokugan, and will be celebrated throughout the Empire as one of the greatest heroes of his generation.


Date: September 18
Place: Rosario, Argentina
Name a Follower: MAGECon
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Scorpion
Unicorn
Dragon
13 Players
Dan Jacobson
Adam Carey
AJ Valle
Tom Gustafson

Card: Genji's Students [Follower]

Glory Points:
Crab: 2
Scorpion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

The winner of this tournament will be able to name a Follower in an upcoming set.


Date: September 4th
Place: MAGECon South
Solving the Riddle
Top 4: Story Effects:

Note: The winner of each tournament will earn 8 Glory points; second place will gain 4 Glory points; third and fourth place will earn 2 Glory points each; and fifth through eighth place will earn 1 Glory point each. Each tournament will also host an Honor event; at each Honor event, the winner will gain 8 Honor, second place will earn 4 Honor, and third and fourth place will earn two Honor each.

In May 2008 and July 2009, L5R players raised approximately $12,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer in the first two Solving the Riddle Global Charity Events. In September 2010, we will once again have the chance to demonstrate our dedication to helping others by raising donations to fund pancreatic cancer research and patient support. Once more, players from all nine Clans of Rokugan will unite to help Solve the Riddle of this scourge - and earn points for their clan in the Empire's Glory mega-game!

All proceeds from Solving the Riddle will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a non-profit organization committed to a comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer. The organization funds direct research grants, advocates for additional research funding from governmental organizations, produces educational and awareness raising programs, and provides direct support to patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Solving the Riddle events may be run in your local Stronghold Store, or anywhere that Legend of the Five Rings players want to unite in the spirit of charity. A Solving the Riddle event may use the constructed, sealed deck, or draft formats. Anyone, whether or not they attend a tournament, is also welcome to make an independent donation through Solving the Riddle. Players may pledge these donations to a particular clan, and that donation will count towards that clan's overall total.

At the end of the tournament series, each clan's overall donations will be ranked in descending order. The clan that has donated the most money will earn nine Honor points, the second most will gain eight Honor points, and so on, such that the clan that has donated the least will receive one Honor point.

In addition, the winner of the the tournament which brings in the highest number of donations will receive a Personality of their clan with an appropriate keywerd. Although Winner's Choice or Level 10 events may be run to benefit Solving the Riddle, the winners of these tournaments are not eligible to receive the Personality.

Date and Place: September 4: Londonderry, N.H.; September 11: Kalamazoo, MI, Sheffield, England, Lawrenceville, GA; September 12: Athens, Greece; September 18: Vancouver, B.C., Randolph, N.J.; September 25: Barcelona, Spain; September 26: Athens, Greece
Winner's Choice: Granada
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Dragon
Scorpion
Lion
Scorpion
29 Players
Juan Martinez
Jesus Garcia
Francisco Escanez
Raul Galan

Story Point: A Dragon Personality will gain the Empty Hand trait.
Card: Togashi Hizume
Glory Points:
Dragon: 2
Scorpion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Date: August 4th
Place: Granada, Spain
Gencon Indianapolis: Wrath of the God-Beast
Top 16: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
5th:
6th:
7th:
8th:
9th:
10th:
11th:
12th:
13th:
14th:
15th:
16th:
Qualifier 1:
Qualifier 2:
Main Tourney:
Spider
Dragon
Dragon
Crab
Mantis
Mantis
Lion
Lion
Phoenix
Dragon
Spider
Phoenix
Lion
Crab
Phoenix
Lion
195 Players
143 Players
109 Players
Roby Swann
Greg Wong
Case Kiyonaga
Feargal Fanning
Trevor Valentine
Eric Gardiner
Lon Schlittenhart
Danny Swartz
Chris Dornan
Howard Hooven
Mark Armitage
Jean-Pierre Lacroute
James Collins
Eric Welsh
David Brereton
Paul Kalhorn



Story Point: Gakku will lead the charge against the God-Beast.
Fiction: Wrath of the God-Beast, Part I; Part II
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XI
Fiction: Scars






Glory Points:
Jigoku: 16 from the Spider
Empire: 12 from Dragon, 4 from Crab
Mantis: 4
Lion: 6
Phoenix: 3
Dragon: 1
Spider: 1
Crab: 1
Top of Clan (Based on Swiss): Story Effects:
Crab:
Crane:
Dragon:
Lion:
Mantis:
Phoenix:
Scorpion:
Spider:
Unicorn:
Feargal Fanning
Scott Rixson
Case Kiyonaga
James Collins
Trevor Valentine
Chris Dornan
Bob Martin
Roby Swann
Bryan Murphy
Story Point: Hida Fubatsu will join the charge.
Story Point: Kakita Kensho-in will join the charge.
Story Point: Mirumoto Kenzo will join the charge.
Story Point: Matsu Benika will join the charge.
Story Point: Kitsune Mizuru will join the charge.
Story Point: Isawa Nakajima will join the charge.
Story Point: Yogo Rieko will join the charge.
Story Point: Daigotsu Shimekiri will join the charge.
Story Point: Horiuchi Nobane will join the charge.
Featured Matches: Story Effects:
Round 2:
1st:
2nd:
Round 4:
1st:
2nd:
Round 6:
1st:
2nd:

Mantis
Spider

Dragon
Scorpion

Phoenix
Lion

Steven Simonaitis
Justin Swentzel

Antonio Gonzalez
David Russell

David Brereton
Nick Jones

Story Point: Tsuruchi Shisuken will spare Daigotsu Harushi's life.
Fiction: Wrath of the God-Beast, Part I Part II

Story Point: Togashi Osawa will lead the Shadow Blades.


Story Point: Agasha Gifu and an unnamed Lion will attack the god-beast.


Note: The winner of this tournament will earn 16 Glory points, second place will earn 8 Glory points, and third and fourth place will earn 4 Glory points each, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. Fifth through eighth place will earn 2 Glory points each, and ninth to 16th place will earn 1 Glory point each for their clans.

As spring fades to summer and the heat of the Jade Sun sears the blood from the southern battlefields, the dark gaijin god Kali-ma looks upon the resilience and determination of Rokugan, and she knows an infernal rage the likes of which mankind has never experienced. Enraged at the temerity of the samurai who stand against her, the Destroyer commands her subordinates to release her greatest weapon, that ultimate devastation might be visited upon this wretched Empire that refuses to bend before her rightful domination.

The god-beast of Kali-ma comes forth, and Rokugan shall be scarred forever.

The ultimate weapon of mass destruction, the god-beast's origins are uncertain. Whispers among the Mantis and Unicorn indicate that it might once have been a god of the Ivory Kingdoms, the distant birthplace of Kali-ma's forces. If it was once a god, however, the beast has been broken and remade in its master's image. Bestial, nearly mindless, but powerful beyond reckoning, the god-beast's impossibly massive form towers above the Empress' armies and lays waste to all in its path. It is a weapon that cannot be defeated, a god that can never be denied by mortal hands.

Yet this is Rokugan, and more than one god has fallen upon its soil. Fortune favors the mortal man, not the forgotten gods, and victory shall come, even if at a cost too great to imagine.

The winner of this tournament may select any one living, currently legal personality affiliated with his faction. That hero shall be the one to lead the forces of the Empire in the final battle against the god-beast, to slay the thing that cannot be slain, to end the threat that should, by all rights, bring an entire Empire to ruination.

Featured Matches:
During the battle, certain samurai's deeds will be highlighted. In the second, fourth, and sixth rounds of the main tournament, a pair of players will be chosen, and their game will be featured, deciding the actions of samurai from their clan during the battle against the god beast.

Round 2: Mantis vs. Spider
Allies long ago, the Mantis and Spider have long since turned against one another, with the murder of Moshi Amika and others an eternal obstacle to any attempt to cooperate. This battle includes one samurai from each clan, who encountered one another on the night of Amika's murder. The two players will choose which samurai are involved, and the winner of this match will determine if the personality affiliated with his clan chooses to kill his rival, or turn against the god-beast.

Round 4: Dragon vs. Scorpion
The Dragon and Scorpion stand together against the devastating power of the god-beast. The winner of this match will determine the identity of one officer from his clan assigned to the battle, while the defeated opponent may choose the name of his clan's military unit assigned to assist the allied officer.

Round 6: Lion vs. Phoenix
Rivals as often as allies, the Lion and Phoenix have a sordid history, but both understand duty very well. The winner of this match may choose one bushi or shugenja to make a strike against the god-beast. The defeated opponent may choose the opposite personality type to work with the winner's choice in this successful attack.

Top of Clan:

Top of Clan players will be able to elect one personality from their Clan (from the list below) who will accompany the personality chosen by the winner to slay the god-beast.

The god-beast is blasphemy given flesh, and a samurai shall not suffer such a thing to exist in the lands of the Divine Empress.

Top of Clan Personality Choices:


Crab
Hida Fubatsu
Hida Sozen
Hiruma Hidora

Crane:
Daidoji Yaichiro
Doji Midoru
Kakita Kensho-in

Dragon:
Kitsuki Yodo
Mirumoto Kenzo
Togashi Nakahara

Lion:
Akodo Sadahige
Matsu Benika
Matsu Fumiyo

Mantis:
Kitsune Mizuru
Moshi Awako
Tsuruchi Mochisa

Phoenix:
Asako Katashi
Isawa Nakajima
Shiba Rae

Scorpion:
Bayushi Hirose
Shosuro Nitsu
Yogo Rieko

Spider:
Daigotsu Hotako
Daigotsu Shimekiri
Tetsuo

Unicorn:
Horiuchi Nobane
Moto Akikazu
Shinjo Yamauchi


Date: August 7th-8th
Place: Gencon Indianapolis, Indiana
Gencon Indianapolis: The Final Plague
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Scorpion
Dragon
Scorpion
Dragon
118 Players
Adam Carey
Joshua Lindsey
Jesse Gibson
Ian Cameron

Story Point: The Scorpion will lead a military strike
into the heart of the undead army.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XI
Fiction: The March
Glory Points:
Scorpion: 10
Dragon: 6

Note: The winner of this tournament will gain 8 Glory points and the second place player will gain 4 Glory points, which they may keep for their clans or donate to the Empire. The third and fourth place players will gain 2 Glory points each for their clans.

Following the fires of Ryoko Owari and the events that followed, the dire threat posed by the plague that has been ravaging the Empire has lessened considerably. The dead walk with much less frequency, and far fewer succumb to the mysterious illness than before. Many attribute the changes to the work of the Jade Champion, among others, but some wonder what took place in the City of Lies that might have caused such a thing. Most, however, simply rejoice that it no longer seems their death is imminent.

Despite the improvements, however, a serious threat remains. While the plague-dead no longer seem to move across the Empire with a sense of purpose, there remains a region completely blighted by their presence, threatened by a force of the dead so vast that it could rightly be called an army. And though they are mindless, there sits at their head a figure that is somehow different than the others. Somehow more cunning, more sinister, and infinitely more deadly.

The winner of this tournament will determine the clan that will lead a precise military strike into the heart of the undead army, seeking its head and destroying it in hopes of ending the threat it poses. The threat is vast and layered, however, for even if the dead do not claim the heroes, then the plague surely will.


Date: August 7th-8th
Place: Gencon Indianapolis, Indiana
Gencon Indianapolis: Winner's Choice
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:







Mantis
Phoenix
Dragon
Mantis
61 Players







Dennis Dreischmeyer
Chris Dornan
Case Kiyonaga
Josh Cook








Story Point: A Mantis Personality will gain the Captain of the Third Kama trait.
Story Point: A Phoenix Personality will gain the Villain trait.
Story Point: A Dragon Personality will gain the Master of the Blade trait.
Story Point: A Mantis Personality will gain the Prophet trait.
Card: Yoritomo Emoto
Card:
Card: Mirumoto Houken
Card: En'you
Glory Points:
Mantis: 4
Phoenix: 2
Dragon: 2

Note: The top four players in this tournament will gain 2 Glory points for their clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. In this Winner's Choice tournament, in place order, each of the top four may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Villain - Who doesn't love to root for the villain?

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Captain of the [Ship Name]

Master of the Blade

Prophet

Date: August 6th
Place: Gencon Indianapolis, Indiana
Gencon Indianapolis: Name a Follower
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Mantis
Lion
Mantis
Phoenix
20 Players
Eric Gardiner
Aaron Barto
Steve Simonaitis
Mark Stevenson

Card: Champion of Thunder [Follower]





Note: This was an invitational tournament for players who were pre-qualified for the main tournament at Gencon Indianapolis. It was held in a new world cup-style tournament format.

The winner of this tournament will be able to name a Follower in an upcoming set.


Date: August 7th-8th
Place: Gencon Indianapolis, Indiana
Gencon Indianapolis: Clan Dinners
Clan: Story Effects:
Crab:

Crane:
Dragon:
Lion:
Mantis:
Phoenix:
Scorpion:
Spider:
Unicorn:
Ronin:
Story Point: Hida Iseki will return to the story.
Fiction: Flesh of the Demon
Story Point: Kakita Nakazo will return to the story.
Story Point: Tamori Emina will return to the story.
Story Point: Ikoma Noda will return to the story..
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XIII
Story Point: Tsuruchi Arishia will return to the story.
Story Point: Isawa Toshiji will return to the story.
Story Point: Shosuro Oniji will return to the story..
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XVI
Story Point: Kokujin Akae will return to the story.
Story Point: Utaku Qsi-Tsing will return to the story.
Story Point: Nagisa will return to the story.

At each of the clan dinners at GenCon, attendees will be able to vote on one personality from their faction to return to the game. These personalities are currently no longer legal and have had very little or no story time. The personality selected will return in the story and may return in card form as well.

Personality Choices:


Crab
Hida Haruo
Hida Iseki
Hiruma Hiroji

Crane:
Daidoji Gudeta
Doji Sabaru
Kakita Nakazo

Dragon:
Kitsuki Hakahime
Mirumoto Yuichi
Tamori Emina

Lion:
Akodo Kobi
Ikoma Noda
Kitsu Ineko

Mantis:
Kitsune Tsutaro
Tsuruchi Arishia
Yoritomo Ietsuna

Phoenix:
Agasha Kushojin
Isawa Chinatsu
Isawa Toshiji

Scorpion:
Bayushi Takaharu
Bayushi Utamaro
Shosuro Oniji

Spider:
Chuda Isoruko
Daigotsu Makishi
Kokujin Akae

Unicorn:
Iuchi Najato
Shinjo Suboto
Utaku Qsi-Tsing

Ronin:
Yotsu Dagurasu
Junji
Nagisa
Kiyomi


Date: August 7th-8th
Place: Gencon Indianapolis, Indiana
The Jeweled Champions
Top 4: Story Effects:
Greece (Amethyst):
1st (Glory):
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Philippines (Turquoise):
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Luxembourg (Ruby):
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California (Emerald):
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Massachusetts (Obsidian):
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Chile (Onyx):
1st (Glory):
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Spain (Jade):
1st (Glory):
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Illinois (Topaz):
1st (Glory):
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Unicorn
Crane
Spider
Mantis
Dragon
Phoenix
Spider
Dragon
Unicorn
Dragon
Crane
Scorpion
47 Players


Lion
Scorpion
Scorpion
Crab
Crane
Dragon
Crab
Spider
Crane
Spider
Spider
Crane
54 Players


Crab
Scorpion
Spider
Ronin
Dragon
Phoenix
Crane
Unicorn
Dragon
Scorpion
Phoenix
Scorpion
101 Players


Spider
Scorpion
Spider
Spider
Spider
Unicorn
Phoenix
Crane
Mantis
Dragon
Crane
Spider
89 Players


Lion
Spider
Mantis
Spider
Mantis
Spider
Crab
Dragon
Spider
Spider
Crane
Spider
87 Players


Scorpion
Crane
Scorpion
Phoenix
Crane
Crab
Lion
Scorpion
Scorpion
Scorpion
Crane

?? Players


Scorpion
Crab
Lion
Crane
Crab
Phoenix
Crab
Crane
Unicorn
Scorpion
Lion
Mantis
101 Players


Crab
Spider
Unicorn
Dragon
Lion
Crane
Spider
Scorpion
Spider
Crane
Crane
Spider
Players

Petros Meletakos
Pavlos Toufidis
Tolis Koutsikos
Alex Chionis
George Babouris
Alex Konstantidis
Kostas Fotis
Robert Almgren
Harris Siozos
Michael Iakovides
August Arsenis
Chris Oldgeorge



Edwin Penafuerte
Jordan Uy
Bajie Lumanglas
Derick Sibug
Mark Kwek
Mark Saracanlao
Raymond Concepcion
Ashley Hipol
Daryl Sian
Christian Deles
Charlie De La Rosa
Mark Kwek



Frederic Dacquin
Pierre Verbanck
Gael Schmidt Cleach
Dario Perri
Anthony Pierre
Stephen Jones
Pim Oliekan
Florent Fournol
Anthony Pierre
Jonathan Limouzineau
Antoine Franqueville Roy
Stephane Tetart



Andrew Ornatov
Doruk Ozaydin
Case Kiyonaga
Jason Marliss
Leon Phillips
Joseph Jumale
Brian Gerbi
Matt Rives
Rustin Saul
Jim Chin
Amanda Lau
Andrew Ornatov



Tim Wells
Case Kiyonaga
Steven Simonaitis
Tory Graham
Chris Medico
Andrew Ornatov
Joshua Griffis
Kevin Christopher
Chris Root
Mark Armitage
Danny Crane
Andrew Ornatov



Fernando Lobos
Ariel Alvares
Walbert Ibarra
Alberto Conejeros
Gabriel Gallegos
Pablo Quinteros
Nicolas Quinones
Matias Pena
Fernando Lobos
Daniel Guitierrez
Gabriel Gallegos




Ferran Villegas
Juan Palomo
Albert Mialet
Pedro Rebolledo
Adrian Aragon
Juan Berian
Miguel Carcedo
Agustin Lozano
Fernando Piqueras
Abraham Arce
Fran Lopez
Jorge Saez



Dan Jacobson
Douglas Dee
Matt Butterfield
Paul Ashman
Dan Walters
Chris Nicoll
Mark Armitage
Bob Martin
Stephanie Dane
Giovanni Aviles
Jeff Valade
Andrew Ornatov

Story Point: A Unicorn Personality will advise the Amethyst Champion.
Card: Utaku Tairu (Experienced)
Glory Points:
Unicorn: 8
Crane: 4
Spider: 3
Mantis: 2
Dragon: 2
Phoenix: 1
Honor Points (Charity Drive):
Empire: 8 from the Unicorn
Dragon: 4
Crane: 2
Scorpion: 2

Story Point: Matsu Kasei will become the Turquoise Champion.
Card: Matsu Kasei


Glory Points:
Crane: 8 from the Lion
Scorpion: 6
Empire: 3 from the Crab, 1 from the Crane
Spider: 1
Dragon: 1
Honor Points:
Empire: 10 from the Crane
Spider: 6


Story Point: Hida Mochitoko will advise the Ruby Champion.
Card: Hida Mochitoko (Experienced)
Glory Points:
Crab: 8
Empire: 4 from the Scorpion, 2 from the Ronin, 1 from the Unicorn
Spider: 2
Dragon: 1
Phoenix: 1
Crane: 1
Honor Points:
Dragon: 8
Empire: 4 from the Scorpion
Phoenix: 2
Scorpion: 2

Story Point: A Spider character will advise the Emerald Champion.
Fiction: Questions of Loyalty
Card: Fukuzo
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 13 from the Spider
Scorpion: 4



Honor Points:
Mantis: 8
Dragon: 4
Crane: 2
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider

Story Point: Daigotsu Hotako will remain the Obsidian Champion.
Fiction: Questions of Loyalty
Card: Daigotsu Hotako (Experienced 3)
Glory Points:
Empire: 8 from the Lion, 1 from the Crab, 1 from the Dragon
Jigoku: 7 from the Spider
Mantis: 3


Honor Points:
Jigoku: 7
Empire: 1 from the Crane



Story Point: Takasho will become the Onyx Champion.
Fiction: Challenges
Card: Takasho
Glory Points:
Scorpion: 11
Crane: 5
Phoenix: 2
Crab: 1
Empire: 1 from the Lion

Honor Points:
Scorpion: 12
Empire: 2 from the Crane

Story Point: Soshi Yoshihara will advise the Jade Champion.
Glory Points:
Scorpion: 8
Crab: 6
Empire: 2 from the Lion, 2 from the Crane
Crane: 1
Phoenix: 1

Honor Points:
Unicorn: 8
Scorpion: 4
Lion: 2
Mantis: 2


Story Point: Kaiu Onizuka will be the Topaz Champion.
Glory Points:
Empire: 8 from the Crab, 2 from the Unicorn,
2 from the Dragon, 1 from the Lion,
1 from the Scorpion
Jigoku: 5 from the Spider
Crane: 1

Honor Points:
Empire: 8 from the Spider, 4 from the Crane,
2 from the Crane
Jigoku: 2 from the Spider


Note: The winner of each tournament will earn 8 Glory points; second place will gain 4 Glory points; third and fourth place will earn 2 Glory points each; and fifth through eighth place will earn 1 Glory point each. Each tournament will also host an Honor event; at each Honor event, the winner will gain 8 Honor, second place will earn 4 Honor, and third and fourth place will earn two Honor each.

All players who earn Glory and Honor may donate their points to the Empire or keep them for their clan. The top player at each tournament will also have the choice to donate their point to one specific clan.

In the Empire of Rokugan, there are two groups of samurai who are exalted above all others. The first is the collection of individuals known as the Emperor's Chosen, men and women chosen directly by the Emperor or Empress to serve the throne directly, including the Imperial Advisor, the Imperial Chancellor, the Shogun, the Voice of the Emperor, and the Imperial Treasurer. The other such group is the Jeweled Champions, a group of samurai who ascend to the highest levels of society through achievement, typically by succeeding at a great tournament held among the most gifted individuals in the whole of Rokugan. These individuals include the Emerald Champion, the Jade Champion, the Amethyst Champion, the Ruby Champion, and the Topaz Champion. The Jeweled Champions, while generally less influential than the Emperor's Chosen, are somewhat more glamorous to the average samurai, for the potential to achieve such a position is something that any individual can dream of for himself.

Among the Jeweled Champions, the Emerald and Jade Champions are lifetime appointments determined by the results of massive tournaments. The Amethyst Championship is likewise a lifetime appointment, although that position is filled at the discretion of the Imperial families, who select the most prominent courtier of a generation. The Ruby Champion is selected by the Emerald Champion from a number of applicants, and serves at the Emerald Champion's discretion. The Topaz Champion is the most gifted young samurai of a generation, selected at a grueling gempukku tournament and serving for a period of one year.

Or at least, this is how it has been until now.

The Divine Empress, in her infinite wisdom, recognizes the difficulty that samurai possess in refraining from war with their enemies. Is it not the duty and nature of a samurai to seek war? In light of this, the Child of Heaven has ordered the Emerald, Jade, Amethyst, and Ruby Champions to hold their respective tournaments on an annual basis, not to replace the Champions, but to give the samurai of the Empire an outlet for their competitive natures, and to provide opportunities for advancement. Each year, each of the Champions (save the Topaz) will hold a tournament of the sort normally used to fill the position, and the winner of these tournaments will become favored vassals of the Champions. The Jade Champion, for example, will oversee the Jade Championship each year, and from that tournament the winner shall join the Jade Champion as one of his advisors and agents in use throughout the Empire. In this manner, the Empress fosters positive outlets for inter-clan rivalries and encourages cooperation between the clans.

In addition to these positions, based upon her desire to continue sponsoring the sophistication and refinement so often neglected among the samurai caste, the Empress has created a new position, the Turquoise Champion, to be determined on an annual basis in a competition to identify the greatest artisan in the Empire. The Turquoise Champion, once identified, will have one year to sponsor art and beauty throughout the land in whatever manner suited to the artisan in question, then surrender his title to his successor the following year, although an individual Champion is free to defend his position in the competition as he sees fit.

As is so often the case, the Lost mirror their pure counterparts in the Empire with tournaments of their own. The insidious Obsidian Champion, greatest warrior and champion of Shourido, and the malevolent Onyx Champion, the most powerful of all the Lost's blood sorcerers, likewise have been commanded by their dark lord Daigotsu to hold an annual tournament. Unlike the Empire, however, the Obsidian Champion and Onyx Champion hold their tournaments to see if it is possible to defend their title and retain their position. All among the Lost who hunger for power and influence are free to try and take the positions by force, if they so desire.


Date and Place:
Amethyst: July 10-11, 2010, Loutraki, Greece
Turquoise: August 28, 2010, Manila, Philippines
Ruby: September 18-19, 2010, Luxembourg
Emerald: October 2, 2010, Sacramento, CA
Obsidian: October 16, 2010, Feeding Hills, MA
Onyx: November 2010, Santiago, Chile
Jade: December 2010, Spain
Topaz: January 1, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
Winner's Choice: Vancouver
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Spider
Lion
Crane
Phoenix
44 Players
Andrew Ornatov
Jonas Solberg
Nathan Flaming
Chris Cappelletti
Total:
Story Point: A Spider Personality will gain the Vicious trait.
Card: Chuda Kiuchi
Glory Points:
Jigoku: 2 (Donated by the Spider Clan)
Lion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. Each time a Winner's Choice tournament is held, the winner may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen by a winner, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Villain - Who doesn't love to root for the villain?

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Vicious

Captain of the [Ship Name]

Master of the Blade

Prophet

Unbreakable

Date: July 24
Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Winner's Choice: Rockville
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Dragon
Mantis
Unicorn
Crane
41 Players
Barry Kunz
Chris Medico
Josh Jonas
David Winner

Story Point: A Dragon Clan Personality will receive the Unbreakable trait.
Card: Mirumoto Inokuchi
Glory Points:
Dragon: 2
Mantis: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. Each time a Winner's Choice tournament is held, the winner may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen by a winner, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Villain - Who doesn't love to root for the villain?

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Vicious

Captain of the [Ship Name]

Master of the Blade

Prophet

Unbreakable


Date: July 24
Place: Rockville, MD
Winner's Choice: Long Island
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Dragon
Scorpion
Crab
Dragon
19 Players

Kevin Christopher
Matt Rose
Josh Griffis
Chris Torres


Story Point: A Dragon Clan Personality will gain the
Scourge of the Scorpion Clan trait.
Card: Kitsuki Fujimura
Glory Points:
Empire: 2 (Donated by the Dragon Clan)
Scorpion: 1

Note: The winner of a tournament will gain 2 Glory points he may keep for his clan or donate to the Empire. The second place player will gain 1 Glory point for his clan.

This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. Each time a Winner's Choice tournament is held, the winner may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen by a winner, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Villain - Who doesn't love to root for the villain?

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Vicious

Captain of the [Ship Name]

Master of the Blade

Prophet

Scourge of the [Clan Name]

Unbreakable


Date: July 10
Place: West Babylon, NY
Koku Auction: Magecon
Results Story Effects:
Winners:
Jeff Williamson
Yasuki Dokansuto

Attendees of MageCon South will be able to bid koku in order to name a personality to be printed in an upcoming set.


Date: April 24
Place: MageCon South, South Sioux City, Nebraska
Hero of the Pass
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:


In an Empire besieged upon two sides by enemies from foreign lands, and ravaged from within by a terrible plague, the security of Rokugan is the foremost concern of the Divine Empress and her servants among the Great Clans. With patrols from the Army of Fire having been seen attacking the Crab lines from the rear on the southern front, and isolated reports of individual Destroyers being found far from the front lines in the south, concern regarding enemies afoot within the Empire itself has been mounting among the Emperor's Chosen. The Shogun has commanded that the passes through the Spine of the World Mountains be secured against the possibility of enemy troop movement, ensuring that both battles be conducted in isolation without the possibility of further enemy collaboration.

Winners in this tournament series will earn victory points for their clan. The faction claiming the most victory points in this event will determine the clan affiliation of the young hero chosen from the Imperial Legions to command the forces sent to secure the Iuchi, Seikitsu, and Shamate passes through the Spine of the World Mountains. Such an important duty will surely herald a meteoric rise through the ranks for any hero chosen for such a task.

In addition, tournament winners at those stores which have reached level 7 or higher will have an additional vote to determine the second in command of the forces closing the passes:

Akodo Sadahige, the Braggart
Kakita Idzuki, the Magistrate
Bayushi Tsimaru, the Killer
Hisao, the Noble Ronin


Date: April, 2010
Place: Global Storyline Event
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Storyline)
In the late winter of 1172, the second year of the reign of Empress Iweko I, the Empire of Rokugan will become mired in the terrible conflict known as the Plague War. With a mysterious plague of unknown origin ravaging the countryside and war on two fronts, the Empire is besieged as perhaps never before. The plague leaves in its wake not only death and devastation, but legions of undead returned to a horrible, blasphemous semblance of life by its terrible touch. Taken by itself, this would be among the most insidious threats the Empire has ever faced, one in which those who are loyal and honorable men can be taken from the service of their clan and Empress and turned against their brothers with no control over their own actions. Unfortunately, the plague itself is far from the only threat facing Rokugan.

In the southern provinces, the great Carpenter Wall has been overrun by a seemingly endless series of iron-clad enemies of apparent gaijin origin. Known only as the Destroyers, these enigmatic individuals are led by bestial demons of a type never before seen in the Shadowlands. Led by a seemingly indestructible rakshasa and lorded over by a horned nightmare that may be a god made flesh. In the north, the second Army of Fire descends from the steppes to infiltrate the Northern Wall Mountains and lay siege to the holdings of the Dragon, Phoenix, Badger, and Ox clans. Smaller, deadlier, and more cunning than before, the Dark Oracle of Fire's minions use guile and tactics where before they used only brute force and relentless assault.

The convergence of these three threats at one time can be no coincidence, and many in the Empire suspect a common origin for them. Some believe that the dark god of the Destroyer Horde is responsible, while others blame the Dark Oracle of Fire or the mysterious figure known only as the Ebon Daughter. Whatever the origin of the threats, however, one thing is clear: the Great Clans dare not ignore any of the threats potentially facing them at this crucial point in the reign of the Iweko Dynasty.

During the Plague War, the lords and generals of the Great Clans will be faced with threats that can arise seemingly from nowhere, striking deep into the heart of their lands and soul and then fade into nothing. As threats and crises arise, the lords of the clans will be forced to assess the threats against them and respond accordingly, hoping against hope that they can extinguish one fire before another arises to consume them.

At the Kotei events Glory will be awarded to the top four players in the tournament, and Honor will be awarded to the top four winners of whatever side event that Kotei is hosting. The tournament winner will have the opportunity to choose a character from the clan who will appear in a story telling how the glory was won. Both the top tournament winner and the top side event winner will face a choice: keep the Honor or Glory for the clan, give the Honor or Glory to one of two clans revealed at the start of the Kotei, or give it to Rokugan. (Or, if Spider wins, possibly give it to Jigoku instead.) If the players keep the Glory or Honor, the full points are counted for the clan they represented. If they choose to give the points away - whether to one of the two clans named at the start of the Kotei, or to the Empire (or Jigoku) - then the clan will receive half the value in Strategic points. The second through fourth place players in both the Honor and Glory contests must award their points to their clans
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Map Game)
Clan Glory Honor
Empire 22 78
Unicorn 6 24
Mantis 3 25
Phoenix 1 27
Dragon 5 19
Scorpion 0 21
Lion 0 16
Crab 0 11
Crane 1 7
Spider 0 0
Unresolved 0 30


Threat Glory Honor Resolved
Threats against the Empire are bolded.
Turn 1:
Centuriae (Crab 2)
Centuriae (Mantis 2)
Centuriae (P29)
Scouting Party (Dragon 2)
Scouting Party (Phoenix 1)
Scouting Party (P1)
Plague Outbreak (Crane 2)
Plague Outbreak (Scorpion 1)
Plague Outbreak (P21)
Bandit Attack (Lion 2)
Bandit Attack (Spider 3)
Peasant Uprising (Unicorn 2)
Earthquake (P17)
Wildfire (P20)
Flash Flood (P37)
Bandit Force (P27)
Rampaging Oni (P30)
Yobanjin Wyrm (P4)

Turn 2:
Centuriae (P40)
Centuriae (P41)
Scouting Party (P3)
Scouting Party (P5)
Outbreak (P26)
Outbreak (P28)
Plague Refugees (P11)
Plague Refugees (P32)
Peasant Uprising (P16)
Cohort (P29)
Skirmishers (P1)
Peasant Army (P14)
Captured Imperial (P19)
Portal to Toshigoku (P33)
Rampaging Oni (P30)
Yobanjin Wyrm (P4)

Turn 3:
War Refugees (P38)
Unproven Allegations (Phoenix 3)
Unproven Allegations (Scorpion 2)
Unproven Allegations (Spider 2)
Insurrection (Crane 3)
Insurrection (Lion 3)
Insurrection (Unicorn 1)
Advance Units (Crab 1)
Advance Units (Dragon 3)
Advance Units (Mantis 1)
Plague Outbreak (P11)
Scouting Party (P9)
Centuriae (P23)
Infection (P32)
Lesser Oni (P24)
Yobanjin Wyrm (P2)
Portal to Gaki-do (P20)
Captured Imperial (P19)
Portal to Toshigoku (P33)

Turn 4:
Unproven Allegations (Scorpion 2)
Insurrection (Lion 3)
Advance Units (Crab 1)
Scouting Party (P12)
Centuriae (P31)
Outbreak (P28)
War Refugees (P6)
Scouting Party (P10)
Centuriae (P36)
Infection (P11)
Earthquake (P8)
Flash Flood (P18)
Peasant Army (P16)
Yobanjin Wyrm (P2)
Portal to Gaki-do (P25)
Portal to Sakkaku (P35)
Rampaging Oni (P39)

Turn 5:
Unproven Allegations (Scorpion 2)
Plague Outbreak (Scorpion 3)
Plague Outbreak (P27)
Bandit Attack (P8)
Peasant Uprising (P18)
War Refugees (P5)
War Refugees (P22)
Centuriae (Crab 2)
Scouting Party (Phoenix 2)
Skirmishers (P10)
Wildfire (P13)
Hunting the Ronin Son (P14)
Cohort (P31)
Cohort (P36)
War Band (P12)
Portal to Gaki-Do (P30)
Portal to Sakkaku (P35)

Turn 6:
Scouting Party (Spider 2)
Plague Outbreak (Mantis 3)
Centuriae (Crane 2)
Centuriae (P7)
Centuriae (P42)
Plague Refugees (P33)
Infection (Scorpion 3)
Bandit Force (P5)
Peasant Army (P22)
Rumor Mongering (Dragon 2)
Scorch the Earth (Unicorn 2)
Old Rivalries (Lion 2)
War Band (P10)
Legion (P31)
Pandemic (P27)

Turn 7:
Plague Outbreak (Dragon 1)
Scouting Party (Lion 3)
Centuriae (Unicorn 1)
Plague Outbreak (P37)
Cohort (P42)
Infection (P34)
Old Rivalries (Lion 2)
Old Rivalries (Crane 1)
Scorch the Earth (Spider 3)
Rumor Mongering (Mantis 2)
Pandemic (P28)
Portal to Sakkaku (P15)

Turn 8:
Plague Outbreak (P18)
Scouting Party (P4)
Centuriae (P19)
War Refugees (P16)
Plague Refugees (P38)
Bandit Force (P21)
Lesser Oni (P24)
Old Rivalries (Phoenix 2)
Scorch the Earth (Crab 3)
Rumor Mongering (Scorpion 1)
Captured Imperial (P26)
Portal to Sakkaku (P15)

Turn 9:
Infection (P18)
Skirmishers (P4)
Cohort (P19)
Battle at the Palace of Breaking Dawn (P14)
War Refugees (P6)
Scouting Party (P8)
Wildfire (P13)
Peasant Army (P17)
Plague Outbreak (P22)
Plague Refugees (P23)
Centuriae (P31)


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Points dedicated to the Empire are bolded.

W1: Resolved by Amoro's Legion
W1: Resolved by Mukami's Legion
Evolving to Cohort
W1: Resolved by Mirumoto Elite Guard
W1: Resolved by Legion of Flame
Evolving to Skirmishers
W1: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes
W1: Resolved by Shadow Blades
W2: Resolved by Inquisitors
W1: Resolved by Lioness' Legion
W1: Resolved by Order of the Spider
W1: Resolved by Shinjo Scouts
W2: Resolved by Ikoma Wardens, Bayushi Elite Guard
W2: Resolved by Dark Wind, Khol Regulars
W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers, Storm Riders
W2: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Justicars
Two-turn threat
Two-turn threat


W1: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
W1: Resolved by Storm Riders
W1: Resolved by Ikoma Wardens
W2: Resolved by Justicars
W1: Resolved by Shadow Blades
W2: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard
Unresolved
Unresolved
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Mukami's Legion
W2: Resolved by Lioness' Legion, Shinjo Scouts
Unresolved
Two-turn threat
Two-turn threat
W1: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Mirumoto Elite Guard
W1: Resolved by Legion of Flame, Order of the Spider, Khol Regulars


W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
W2: Resolved by Legion of Flame
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Dark Wind
W2: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Shinjo Scouts
Unresolved
W1: Resolved by Mirumoto Elite Guard
W2: Resolved by Storm Riders
Evolving to Infection
Unresolved
W1: Resolved by Lioness Legion
W2: Resolved by Justicars, Ikoma Wardens
W1: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Mukami's Legion, Khol Regulars
Two-turn threat
Two-turn threat
W1: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes, Order of the Spider
W1: Resolved by Inquisitors, Shadow Blades


Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Lioness Legion
W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
Evolving to War Band
Evolving to Cohort
W1: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard
Unresolved
Evolving to Skirmishers
Evolving to Cohort
W2: Resolved by Legion of Flame, Shadow Blades
Unresolved
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Dark Wind, Khol Regulars
W2: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Amoro's Legion, Order of the Spider
W1: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes, Inquisitors, Ikoma Warden, Shinjo Scouts
Two-turn threat
W1: Resolved by Mukami's Legion, Mirumoto Elite Guard


W1: Resolved by Shadow Blades
Evolving to Infection
Evolving to Pandemic
Unresolved
Unresolved
Unresolved
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Amoro's Legion
W2: Resolved by Legion of Flame
Evolving to War Band
W1: Resolved by Storm Riders, Lady Doji's Eyes
W1: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers, Justicars, Ikoma Wardens
Evolving to Legion
W2: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Order of the Spider
W2: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard, Lioness Legion
W1: Resolved by Inquisitors, Dark Wind, Shinjo Scouts
W2: Resolved by Mukami's Legion, Mirumoto Elite Guard


W2: Resolved by Shinjo Scouts
W2: Resolved by Storm Riders
W2: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes
W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
Evolving to Cohort
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard, Justicars
Unresolved
W1: Resolved by Mukami's Legion
W1: Resolved by Mirumoto Elite Guard, Shadow Blades
W1: Resolved by Khol Regulars, Lioness Legion
Unresolved
W1: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Legion of Flame
W1: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Order of the Spider
Unresolved


W2: Resolved by Justicars
W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
W2: Resolved by Khol Regulars
W1: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard
W2: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Order of the Spider
W2: Resolved by Inquisitors, Shadow Blades
W2: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Lioness Legion
W2: Resolved by Mukami's Legion
W1: Resolved by Shinjo Scouts, Mirumoto Elite Guard
W1: Resolved by Legion of Flame, Storm Riders
W1: Resolved by Lady Doji Eyes, Ikoma Wardens, Dark Wind
Two-turn threat


Evolving to Infection
Evolving to Skirmishers
Evolving to Cohort
W2: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers
W1: Resolved by Lady Doji's Eyes
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Legion of Flame, Ikoma Wardens, Khol Regulars
W1: Resolved by Mukami's Legion
W1: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Justicars
W2: Resolved by Shadow Blades, Storm Riders
W1: Resolved by Dark Wind, Shinjo Scouts
W2: Resolved by Iron Warriors, Mirumoto Elite Guard, Lioness' Legion


W1: Resolved by Storm Riders, Lady Doji's Eyes
W2: Resolved by Legion of Flame, Mirumoto Elite Guard)
W2: Resolved by Amoro's Legion, Iron Warriors
W1: Resolved by Hiruma Stalkers, Justicars, Ikoma Wardens, Order of the Spider
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Lioness' Legion
W2: Resolved by Dark Wind, Shinjo Scouts
W1: Resolved by Inquisitors, Khol Regulars
W1: Resolved by Shadow Blades
Unresolved
W2: Resolved by Bayushi Elite Guard


The Plague War Map has 69 provinces, each having a code name associated to them. Provinces marked as P1, etc., are called Other Provinces. Provinces not marked as P1, etc., are called Home Provinces. Each Clan in the Game has 3 Home Provinces, which use the usual nomenclature for the Clans (CB for Crab, CN for Crane, DG for Dragon, LN for Lion, MN for Mantis, PX for Phoenix, SC for Scorpion, SP for Spider and UN for Unicorn).

Each week of the Kotei season, Imperial Assembly will be able to vote on their move for that turn. They will have the option of moving a single unit to a different province and of engaging a Threat - the Plague, the army of the Destroyers, the Army of Dark Fire, or other assorted challenges.

In order to move and engage Threats in the map's provinces, each clan will be given eight Resource Points each turn, which lasts for two weeks. That number can be increased based on events in the previous turn's Koteis, or for resting a unit for a week. If your clan has Resources Points left at the end of a turn, they carry over to the next turn.

Basic resource allowance per turn: 8 Resource Points
Meet attendance number for Kotei the previous turn (based on Imperial Assembly membership): +1 Resource Point
Clan has given Points to a Clan, the Empire, or Jigoku the previous turn: +2 Resource Points
The selected unit neither moved nor engaged the previous week: +1

The engagement status of a unit is active for the entire turn at that location, so a unit that moved on the first week of a turn and engaged a threat will remain engaged to that same threat if it's still on the map the following week. The cost of engaging each Threat is noted on that Threat's card on the Plague War Map.

Moving Units around the map uses Resource Points:
Move from any Province to any of your Home Province: 1 Resource Point
Move from any of your Home Provinces to any Other Province: 2 Resource Points
Move from any Other Province to any Other Province: 3 Resource Points

Each Clan has two units, each starting in a Home Province. Each unit has a military and influence value, which determine how well it can resolve Threats.

When a Threat is resolved, it will generate a number of reward points, which will go either to the clan or to the empire, depending on the type of Threat. Rewards from Clan Heartland Threats may be given to either the clan or the empire, while those from For the Empire Threats must be given to the Empire. Members of the Spider Clan may also award those points to Jigoku.

The complete rules for the Plague War map are available here
Kotei 2010: Weeks of the Ronin
Threat: Resolved by: Results:
Hunting the Ronin Son


Battle at the Palace of the Breaking Dawn



Hiruma Stalkers (Crab)
Justicars (Dragon)
Ikoma Wardens (Lion)
Hiruma Stalkers (Crab)
Justicars (Dragon)
Ikoma Wardens (Lion)
Order of the Spider (Spider)
Story Point: The Crab, Lion, and Dragon will stop Karatsu
and will rescue the Legionnaires.
Story Point: Former Crab, Lion, and Dragon samurai will join
The Legion of Two Thousand
Story Point: The Crab, Lion, Dragon, and Spider will save
the Palace of the Breaking Dawn from Karatsu's army.
Card: Palace of the Breaking Dawn


Week 5 Challenge: Decades ago, a samurai cast out and forgotten by his clan grew weary of the Empire, and ascended into the most remote portions of the unaligned Great Northern Mountains. There, he discovered others like himself, men and women who had left the Empire behind to forge their own private existence, free from oppression by others. A powerful shugenja and a charismatic leader, the samurai brought all these people together and forged a city of his own, deep within the hidden recesses of the mountains. Slowly, others trickled into the mountains, and the city grew.

By the time the people there realized their lord was a madman, it was too late.

Throughout his years as a tyrant, that man called Karatsu has never been denied. Even the elements bend to his will. Now that a force from beyond Rokugan's borders threatens his reign, Karatsu struggles to maintain control of his tiny empire. There is but one man who knows enough about the city's location, its defenses, and the spells that keep it hidden from the outside world, that could threaten all Karatsu has built. Only one man can threaten him.

His only son, who abandoned him years ago.

For the first time in twenty years, Karatsu the Tyrant walks among the Empire once more, seeking the death of his son. And he will destroy anyone or anything that gets in his way, even if he must seal a pact with the Dark Oracle of Fire himself to protect that which is his.

For the duration of Turn 5, the Kotei Interactive Map will feature a Threat called "Hunting the Ronin Son". This Threat will represent the attempt of Karatsu the Tyrant to locate his son, the ronin known in Rokugan as Kuronada: As a small contingent of the Legion of the Two Thousand performs their duty to the Empire, they are ambushed by Karatsu himself.

Should the Threat be resolved succesfully, the clans resolving it will come in time to the rescue of the Legionnaires. Karatsu will not discover the exact location of the Palace of the Breaking Dawn and only minor casualties will be inflicted on the Legion detachment. In addition to that, the clans involved will see one of their former clansman turned ronin join the Legion of the Two Thousand.

Should the Threat not be resolved, however, Karatsu will decimate the Legion detachment and learn the precise location of the Palace of the Breaking Dawn, and valuable information on its defenses.

The fate of the Legion of the Two Thousand Lieutenant and the Ronin rest in your hands!


Week 9 Challenge: The Palace of the Breaking Dawn is the headquarters for the present incarnation of the Legion of Two Thousand, a ronin organization that has already proved itself a powerful force for good in the modern Empire. It is from here that the noble warriors known as Utagawa and Tamago guide their forces in the war against the Empire's enemies, calling upon the incredible talents of the officers under their command, such as the diverse skills of the man who calls himself Kuronada. But Kuronada's service is not without a price.

The madman Karatsu, tyrant of the hidden city and willing if begrudging ally of the Dark Oracle of Fire, has come to cleanse the world of what he perceives as his failure of a son. Kuronada alone possesses the knowledge to present a threat to Karatsu, and the madman will not endure such a threat to exist. Earlier in the war, he tested the might of the Legion and found them wanting, but was driven back by the intervention of Great Clan forces. Since that time, he has laid low and waited, watching. Now he knows the location of the Palace of the Breaking Dawn, and he will see the Legion and his son ushered from the mortal realm by his hand.

L5R players, the fate of the Ronin Stronghold, the Palace of Breaking Dawn, is in your hands! Foiling Karatsu a first time as he was Hunting for his Ronin Son made the Clans aware of the threat he represents to the group called the Legion of the Two Thousand but also to the Empire, due to the blasphemous pact he made with the traitor Tamori Chosai. The threat can end now, or be allowed to roam free.

If the Battle at the Palace of Breaking Dawn Threat is resolved, a force of Great Clans samurai (originating from the Clans that resolved the Threat) will arrive in time and foil Karatsu's vengeance, dealing a blow to the forces of the invader by helping Kuronada eliminate one of their powerful surprise allies. In addition to that, the Palace of the Breaking Dawn's legality will be extended until the end of the Celestial arc.

If the Threat is not resolved, Karatsu will burn the Palace to the ground, taking a huge logistical and human toll on the Legion of the Two Thousand as the legionnaires will fight till death to protect their headquarters. While Kuronada himself will not perish, he will have his secret exposed and Karatsu will remain a thorn in the Legion's side during the struggle against the invader, undermining the Ronin's effort in helping the Empire, and causing a dangerous distraction from within the Empire.

As it was the case for Turn 5, Turn 9 will be a Ronin Turn. Every point earned by Ronin players during the last 3 Kotei tournaments of the 2010 season, will count as double and still be granted to the Empire.

So take your Palace of the Breaking Dawn decks and place well at one of those Kotei (either in the Kotei itself or its associated Honor Event) to help the Legion of Two Thousand have a place they can call home in the Empire!
Kotei 2010: The Plague War (Results)
Story Effects:
Week 1: March 6-7 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part I
Week 2: March 13-14 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part II
Week 3: March 20-21 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part III
Week 4: March 27-28 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part IV
Week 5: April 3-4 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part V
Week 6: April 10-11 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part VI
Week 7: April 17-18 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part VII
Week 8: April 23-24 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part VIII
Week 9: May 1-2 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part IX
Week 10: May 8-9 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part X
Week 11: May 15-16 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XI
Week 12: May 22-23 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XII
Week 13: May 29-30 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XIII
Week 14: June 5-6 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XIV
Week 15: June 12-13 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XV
Week 16: June 19-20 Fiction: State of the Empire, Part XVI
Week 17: June 26-27 Fiction: State of the Empire, Conclusion


Clan Glory Honor Glory to the Empire/Jigoku Honor to the Empire/Jigoku
Dragon 70 84 22 11
Lion 57 35 26 15
Unicorn 41 68 5 7
Mantis 46 67 2 15
Crab 58 44 18 30
Phoenix 47 67 6 10
Crane 34 53 8 76
Spider 30 36 13/16 67/4
Scorpion 16 46 1 10
Ronin 0 0 0 11
Empire 78 205 - -
Jigoku 16 4 - -


Kotei
Location
Date Focus
Clans
Recipient
of points
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Madrid, Spain [113 People] 3/6-3/7 Unicorn,
Crab
Unicorn / Matsu Mari Victor Diaz (Lion) Jordi Pereira (Spider) Pablo Garcia (Unicorn) Toni Morcillo (Phoenix)
Rokugan [Theme Deck] Raul Galan (Crab) Francisco Gallego (Dragon) Fernando Arsuaga (Unicorn) Jubal Gutierrez (Crane)
Feeding Hills, MA [92 People] 3/6-3/7 Spider,
Crane
Spider / Mirumoto Bokusui Gilles Labelle (Dragon) Sean James (Dragon) Josh Griffis (Crab) Jon Palmer (Lion)
Mantis [Decorating] Angela Ditillio (Mantis) Joseph Hicks (Mantis) Sara Schloth, et al (Phoenix) Wedge (Ronin)
LaFayette, LA [44 People] 3/6-3/7 Dragon,
Scorpion
Mantis / Yoritomo Tatsuhiko Kyle Christen (Mantis) Tom Gustafson (Phoenix) Andrew Gregorian (Lion) Kaleb Pomeroy (Dragon)
Rokugan [Theme Deck] David Bennett (Crane) Bryn Strahan (Spider) Patrick Lange (Spider) None
Adelaide, Australia [28 People] 3/6-3/7 Lion,
Mantis
Dragon / Mirumoto Hojatsu Joe Italiano (Dragon) John Mertens (Spider) Sam Groom (Crab) Dan Chlebowczyk (Crab)
Crane [Theme Deck] Jethro Poole-Knight (Crane) Mitchell Chapman (Phoenix) Shane Pheeney (Crab) Sam Groom (Crab)
Irvine, CA [94 People] 3/13 Crane,
Spider
Dragon / Togashi Shintaro Joe Frazier (Dragon) Case Kiyonaga (Unicorn) Kellen Walker (Crab) Brandon Bryant (Lion)
Rokugan [Trivia Contest] Joe Bartolick (Mantis) Timothy Dempster (Crane) Adam Gaitaud (Spider) Stephanie Dane (Spider)
Tulsa, OK [74 People] 3/13 Dragon,
Scorpion
Dragon / Akodo Kurogane Douglas Dee (Lion) Steven LaFollette (Crab) Will Stampley (Lion) Grant Huddleston (Dragon)
Scorpion [Costume] TiMar Long (Scorpion) Will Hurtford (Crab) Sarah Chronister (Mantis) Jonathan Wood (Crane)
Dublin, Ireland [36 People] 3/13-14 Phoenix,
Mantis
Dragon / Mirumoto Ishino Aaron Boyhan (Dragon) Axel Laeuger (Mantis) Albert Mialet (Lion) Sergio Garcia (Lion)
Rokugan [Banner] Stuart Wilson (Crab) Peter Tisdall (Unicorn) Sean Frank (Ronin) Brian Mulcahey (Crab)
Paris, France [114 People] 3/13-14 Crab,
Unicorn
Jigoku / Chuda Atsuro Jean Laroche (Spider) Laurent Delpeuch (Dragon) Gael Cleach (Spider) Sebastien Garnung (Dragon)
Unicorn [Theme Deck] Yann Miossec (Unicorn) Remi Cavaille (Unicorn) Johan Huber (Crane) Nicolas Pilven (Scorpion)
Tacoma, Washington [81 People] 3/13-14 Lion,
Phoenix
Jigoku / Gakku Andrew Ornatov (Spider) Dennis Dreischmeyer (Mantis) Michael Tunes (Unicorn) Roland Sakowski (Lion)
Jigoku [Food Donations] Andrew Ornatov (Spider) Bryan Murphy (Unicorn) Adrienne Beck (Crab) Brett Zinyk (Spider)
Szczecin, Poland [81 People] 3/20 Crab,
Crane
Crab / Togashi Kyoshi Lukasz Ziemba (Dragon) Jacek Jachymowski (Crab) Jakub Klusek (Crane) Michal Broekere (Dragon)
Empire [Theme Deck] Rafal Skorupski (Mantis) Marek Mardosewicz (Phoenix) Michal Michalak (Unicorn) Przemek Kowalczyk (Spider)
Kansas City, MI [52 People] 3/20 Phoenix,
Mantis
Crane / Kakita Hideshi Chris Nicoll (Crane) Ryan Wallace (Lion) Nate Warren (Phoenix) Jason Aken (Lion)
Mantis [Origami Contest] Kilian Downey (Mantis) A.J. Valle (Unicorn) James Matthews (Phoenix) Gabe Villagomez (Mantis)
Athens, Greece [60 People] 3/27-28 Scorpion,
Spider
Jigoku / Daigotsu Oki George Baltas (Spider) Alex Chionis (Mantis) Kostas Adamopoulos (Dragon) Panos Georgopoulos (Crab)
Empire [Banner Contest] August Arsenis (Crane) Michael Iakovides (Dragon) Chris Oldgeorge (Scorpion) Jim Giannakis (Phoenix)
Rockville, MD [72 People] 3/27-28 Spider,
Unicorn
Crab / Hida Hebi Eric Welsh (Crab) Josh Jonas (Unicorn) Josh Griffis (Crab) Maarten Van Twisk (Spider)
Empire [Charity Drive] Wes Kreger (Mantis) Matt Tyler (Scorpion) Steve Hykes (Crane) Jeremy Greer (Phoenix)
Las Vegas, NV [61 People] 3/27-28 Dragon,
Crab
Lion / Matsu Kasei Ryan Chiriboga (Lion) Marty Lund (Lion) Ryan Smith (Dragon) Simon Lai (Lion)
Phoenix [Costume] Stewart Chun (Phoenix) Billy Forst (Scorpion) Joseph DeSimone (Spider) James Chatham (Scorpion)
Calgary, Alberta [28 People] 4/3 Crane,
Lion
Unicorn / Utaku Kohana Michael Tunes (Unicorn) Allan Humphrey (Lion) Lee Boswell (Phoenix) Drew Kirkaldy (Crane)
Empire [Costume] Brett Zinyk (Spider) Jeff Actimychuk (Unicorn) None None
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan [25 People] 4/3 Crab,
Mantis
Unicorn / Shinjo Yamauchi Case Kiyonaga (Unicorn) Bryan Murphy (Lion) Michael Tunes (Unicorn) Dave Brereton (Phoenix)
Empire [Theme Deck] Blake McLean (Phoenix) Brett Zinyk (Spider) Bryan Murphy (Lion) None
Ottawa, Ontario [45 People] 4/3 Mantis,
Scorpion
Mantis / Yoritomo Naizen Eric Gardiner (Mantis) Nina Illingworth (Lion) Dan Gosson (Crane) Lucas Twyman (Phoenix)
Empire [Costume] Jim Chatham (Scorpion) Brandonn Smith (Phoenix) John Kline (Crab) Dan Gosson (Crane)
Lille, France [102 People] 4/3 Phoenix,
Unicorn
Empire / Isawa Mitsuko Maxime Despretz (Phoenix) Faber van Kraanen (Crab) Vincent Destombes (Crab) Bruno Molinie (Lion)
Empire [Theme Deck] Dominique Girbal (Spider) Jean Baptiste Masson (Spider) Remi Cavaille (Unicorn) Stephane Tetart (Scorpion)
Barcelona, Spain [125 People] 4/10 Phoenix,
Crane
Phoenix / Shiba Yukihito Gustavo Caperan (Phoenix) Juan Palomo (Crab) Toni Morcillo (Phoenix) Jorge Saez (Mantis)
Dragon [Fiction Contest] Adrian Amoros (Dragon) Ignacio Sanchez (Unicorn) Borja Esteve (Dragon) Antonio Montenegro (Mantis)
Sao Paulo, Brazil [37 People] 4/10 Dragon,
Scorpion
Lion / Akodo Shunori Emran Omar (Lion) Alex Demian (Mantis) Thaigo Costa (Mantis) Mateus Amaral (Spider)
Crab [Theme Deck] Conrado Poke (Crab) Erick Vianna (Scorpion) Carlos Bustamante (Dragon) Juca Santos (Spider)
Columbia, SC [63 People] 4/10 Spider,
Lion
Lion / Ikoma Otemi James Spencer (Lion) Matt Rose (Dragon) Joshua Jonas (Dragon) Norm Albertson (Unicorn)
Empire [Theme Deck] Robert Denton (Crane) Chris Stevenson (Dragon) Donald Hanauer (Dragon) Jeremy Borders (Scorpion)
Green Bay, WI [76 People] 4/10 Unicorn,
Mantis
Lion / Akodo Hiroshi Nick Jones (Lion) AJ Valle (Unicorn) Dan Walters (Lion) Nik Vincent (Unicorn)
Empire [Tanabata Festival] Kristen Markert (Crab) Andrew Buchholtz (Spider) Michael Brost (Crab) Ian McCurdy (Unicorn)
Pretoria, South Africa [15 People] 4/10 Crab,
Phoenix
Empire / Matsu Benika Willem Prins (Lion) J.P. Naude (Spider) Marie Wessels (Dragon) Doud Pretorius (Crane)
Dragon [Costume] Marie Wessels (Dragon) Doud Pretorius (Crane) Ann-Elize van Ellewee (Crane) Greg Barlow (Crane)
Aukland, New Zealand [22 People] 4/11 Crane,
Scorpion
Crab / Hiruma Shigeo K.C. Wong (Crab) Jon Meertens (Lion) Ciaran Brosnan (Lion) Richard Casem (Scorpion)
Lion [Theme Deck] Aaron Wong (Lion) Ganesh Subranian (Lion) Hamish Thompson (Phoenix) Joseph Italiano (Dragon)
Cincinnati, Ohio [72 People] 4/17 Lion,
Crab
Empire / Udo Jordan Summerside (Spider) Anthony Calabrese (Dragon) A.J. Valle (Unicorn) Jon Palmer (Lion)
Empire [Theme Deck] Stephanie Dane (Spider) Aryn Keeney (Mantis) Daniel Habes (Mantis) Jeff Williamson (Crab)
Sheffield, U.K. [81 People] 4/17 Lion,
Unicorn
Unicorn / Moto Kang Andrea Civiera (Unicorn) Jake Cannon (Spider) Rhys Phillips (Lion) Neil Robins (Lion)
Empire [Theme Deck] Bobby Moran (Spider) Lee Maddison (Crane) Justin Parker (Crab) Simon Gill (Mantis)
Karlsruhe, Germany [54 People] 4/17-18 Spider,
Dragon
Dragon / Togashi Nakahara Sebastian Kleiner (Dragon) Faber van Kraanen (Crab) Christian Reitberger (Mantis) Ramon Wolf (Dragon)
Empire [Theme Deck] Claudio Katsarski (Crane) Axel Dirks (Crane) Manuela Mertes (Crab) Juliane Mittasch (Phoenix)
Santiago, Chile [46 People] 4/17-18 Lion,
Dragon
Crab / Hida Kaoru Salomon Hernandez (Crab) Oscar Cooper (Phoenix) Sergio Saavedra (Dragon) Gabriel Robles (Scorpion)
Lion [] Cristian Gallo (Lion) Felipe Ordonez (Scorpion) Mauricio Morales (Crane) Alberto Mora (Ronin)
Orlando, Florida [70 People] 4/17 Crab,
Spider
Mantis / Moshi Takako Trevor Valantine (Mantis) Grant Huddleston (Dragon) Ralph Tropeano (Unicorn) Daniel Hatcher (Crane)
Empire [Charity Drive] Anthony Padron (Crane) Jeff Williams (Spider) Aaron Pennington (Lion) Angel Torres (Spider)
Brisbane, Queensland [28 People] 4/23 Dragon,
Scorpion
Empire / Daigotsu Yuhmi Mik Regalado (Spider) Joseph Italiano (Dragon) Shane Pheeney (Crab) Chris Harvey (Lion)
Empire [Theme Deck] John Pope (Crane) Joseph Italiano (Dragon) Leigh Gregurke (Scorpion) Lee Hughes (Spider)
Maastricht, Netherlands [54 People] 4/24-25 Mantis,
Dragon
Crab / Hida Ikarukani Laurent Lambrechts (Crab) Michael Constant (Spider) Arnaud Petit (Mantis) Frans Smeets (Dragon)
Mantis [Trivia Contest] Damien Maisonneuve (Lion) Niklas Rinn (Crane) Robert Almgren (Dragon) Laurant Lambrechts (Crab)
Moscow, Russia [16 People] 4/24-25 Spider,
Lion
Empire / Kitsuki Suiha Philip Larin (Dragon) Anton Tamarov (Mantis) Oleg Vasin (Crab) Andrey Tretyakov (Crane)
Empire [Sportsman] Oleg Vasin (Crab) Alexei Dobrynin (Lion) Victor Golubev (Lion) Andrei Tretiacov (Crane)
Cibolo, Texas [42 People] 4/24 Phoenix,
Unicorn
Dragon / Togashi Miyoko Matt Demand (Dragon) Nicholas Basey (Lion) Nathan Stone (Spider) John Gianforte (Crab)
Empire [Theme Deck] David Bennett (Crane) Edward Brown (Scorpion) Jeremy Monts (Mantis) Bryn Strahan (Unicorn)
South Sioux City, NE [89 People] 4/24 Unicorn,
Crane
Crane / Shiba Tsukimi Chris Nicoll (Phoenix) Howard Hooven (Dragon) Jesse Anderson (Mantis) Chris Fuchs (Crab)
Empire [Theme Deck] Stefanie Baughcum (Crane) Adrian Lahs (Spider) Jeff Williamson (Crab) Kristin Markert (Crab)
Grove City, PA [59 People] 4/24 Scorpion,
Phoenix
Scorpion / Matsu Fumiyo Aaron Barto (Lion) Josh Jonas (Dragon) Matt Rose (Crane) Kevin Christopher (Dragon)
Empire [Theme Deck] Jeff Valade (Crane) Mark Armitage (Spider) Jon Palmer (Unicorn) Sara Rhodes (Scorpion)
Rosario, Argentina [23 People] 5/1 Unicorn,
Spider
Crane / Kakita Idzuki Ariel Alvarez (Crane) Diego Lastorta (Lion) Jorge Matar (Scorpion) Diego Vergara (Dragon)
Crane [Trivia Contest] Ariel Alvarez (Crane) Diego Vergara (Dragon) Marcos Mendiara (Dragon) Diego Lastorta(Lion)
Dublin, CA [106 People] 5/1 Crane,
Unicorn
Phoenix / Houhou Chris Dornan (Phoenix) Ian Wright (Phoenix) Doruk Ozaydin (Scorpion) Roby Swann (Crab)
Dragon [Theme Deck] Jim Chin (Dragon) Marcos Tunes (Phoenix) Rob Loflin (Unicorn) Thomas Decker (Crane)
St. Paul, MN [73 People] 5/8 Spider,
Scorpion
Empire / Kaiu Kyoka Dan Jacobsen (Crab) Tom Gustafson (Dragon) Joel Martin (Lion) Erik Dahlman (Crane)
Empire [Theme Deck] Troy Graham (Spider) Stefanie Baughcum (Crane) Dan Lennon (Mantis) Josh Anderson (Unicorn)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain [64 People] 5/8-9 Dragon,
Phoenix
Spider / Daigotsu Azuma Jorge Cabrejas (Spider) Sergio Cos Cuesta (Unicorn) Javier Jimenez (Spider) Rogelio Cabezas (Mantis)
Unicorn [Costume] Pablo Rojo (Unicorn) Jose Macia (Spider) Toni Morcillo (Phoenix) Daniel Vidal (Scorpion)
Selangor, Malaysia [18 People] 5/15-16 Crab,
Dragon
Phoenix / Asako Katashi Mohd Adisa Mahadi (Phoenix) Ryan Hui (Mantis) Andyputra Kaddyran (Crab) Jeremy Lai (Mantis)
Phoenix [Costume] Kenji Lee (Phoenix) Raymond Chan (Crane) Onn Yong Siong (Crane) Andyputra Kaddyran (Crab)
Prague, Czech Republic [54 People] 5/15 Scorpion,
Mantis
Jigoku / Master Saleh Przemek Kowalczyk (Spider) Philip Dahlke (Dragon) David Beke (Dragon) Tomasz Gala (Phoenix)
Mantis [Theme Deck] Przemek Preiss (Mantis) Peter Gergely (Dragon) Bartek Chrobak (Unicorn) Remi Cavaille (Unicorn)
Carolina, Puerto Rico [14 People] 5/15 Mantis,
Lion
Empire / Togashi Shiori Francisco Grillo (Dragon) Anthony Santiago (Spider) Anthony Alitto (Dragon) Israel Falcon (Lion)
Dragon [Trivia] David Rodriguez (Dragon) Anthony Alitto (Dragon) Kevin Kennedy (Phoenix) Ivan Rosario (Crab)
Abbotsford, Canada [62 People] 5/22 Crane,
Lion
Crane / Togashi Gato Greg Wong (Dragon) Jonas Solberg (Lion) Andrew Ornatov (Unicorn) Ryan Yee (Lion)
Dragon [Costume] Michael Starhunter (Dragon) Hazel Warde (Crane) Clement Chow (Crane) None
Malmo, Sweden [24 People] 5/22 Crab,
Lion
Mantis / Arjuna Singh Hand De Moel (Mantis) Faber van Kraanen (Phoenix) Bennie Kalf (Lion) Dave Russell (Scorpion)
Dragon [Theme Deck] Lene Jakobsen (Dragon) Michael Iakovides (Dragon) Peter Tisdall (Unicorn) Henrik Johansson (Dragon)
Montgomery, Alabama [52 People] 5/22 Crab,
Phoenix
Phoenix / Tsuruchi Gidayu Trevor Valentine (Mantis) Douglas Dee (Lion) Richard Walling (Spider) Evan Paul (Lion)
Empire [Theme Deck] David Bennet (Crane) Kate Saracon (Spider) Jay Earle (Phoenix) Patrick Lange (Spider)
Aldershot, United Kingdom [55 People] 5/29 Mantis,
Crane
Crane / Doji Bukita Dave Ruddock (Crane) Steve Jones (Phoenix) Steve Chamberlain (Dragon) Darren Hazelden (Crane)
Dragon [Theme Deck] Jim Freeman (Dragon) Lene Jakobsen (Dragon) Nathan Holmes (Crane) Bobby Moran (Spider)
Denver, Colorado [64 People] 5/29 Dragon,
Phoenix
Empire / Shinjo Ki-Chang Drew Allen (Unicorn) Lon Schlittenhart (Lion) Michael Palser (Crane) James Matthews (Phoenix)
Dragon [Theme Deck] Kevin Pohle (Dragon) James Matthews (Phoenix) Chris Norwood (Crane) Greg Wright (Unicorn)
St. Louis, Missouri [75 People] 6/5 Scorpion,
Unicorn
Empire / Ikoma Igawa Evan Paul (Lion) Jesse Anderson (Mantis) Nathan Hendrick (Spider) Josh Kolb (Crab)
Crab [Costume] Kristen Markert (Crab) Jesse Anderson (Mantis) Jim Chatham (Scorpion) Rebecca Hobart (Scorpion)
Grenoble, France [105 People] 6/5-6 Phoenix,
Crane
Crab / Hiruma Toshio Sebastien Bellanger (Crab) Reda Lounis (Phoenix) David Attali (Lion) Laurent Simon (Scorpion)
Empire [Theme Deck] Julien Barthes (Ronin) Jerome Begault (Spider) Franck Perru (Mantis) Remi Cavaille (Unicorn)
Manila, Philippines [87 People] 6/12-13 Phoenix,
Dragon
Crab / Hida Tatsuma Jan Penafuerte (Crab) Alain Hortillosa (Crane) Daniel Ayungo (Crane) Markus Calimquim (Mantis)
Unicorn [Charity Drive] Joanne Gesite (Unicorn) Brian Sio (Dragon) Mike Rabanal (Crab) Chris Deles (Spider)
Anchorage, Alaska [20 People] 6/12-13 Scorpion,
Lion
Empire / Hida Ikarukani Joe Hicks (Crab) Matt Arnold (Unicorn) Jon Crutchfield (Crab) Travis Hood (Crab)
Empire [Charity Drive] Joe DeSimone (Spider) Drew Lanz (Dragon) Andrew Doud (Lion) Henry Eshleman (Phoenix)
Reykjavik, Iceland [16 People] 6/12-13 Spider,
Dragon
Empire / Mirumoto Ishino Robert Almgren (Dragon) Bjorgvin Johansson (Phoenix) Kristleifur Thorsteinsson (Dragon) Rikard Almgren (Dragon)
Empire [Theme Deck] Sigurbjorn Jonsson (Spider) Atli Astvaldsson (Spider) Runar Magnusson (Mantis) Robert Almgren (Dragon)
Chicago, Illinois [104 People] 6/19 Scorpion,
Lion
Scorpion / Togashi Shintaro Jeremy Nagorny (Dragon) Stasinos Karampatsos (Mantis) John Merholtz (Crab) Mike Johnson (Spider)
Empire [Charity Drive] Giovanni Aviles (Crane) Jonathan Roden (Dragon) Stephanie Dane (Spider) Eric Horns (Unicorn)
Nuernberg, Germany [71 People] 6/19-20 Mantis,
Spider
Empire / Daidoji Yuki Ysarion Deichl (Crane) Niklas Rinn (Spider) Benjamin Deinhardt (Phoenix) Lukas Vogelsang (Dragon)
Phoenix [Theme Deck] Juliane Mittasch (Phoenix) Tobias Schleiter (Crane) Thomas Rissen (Spider) Christian Deibler (Phoenix)
Orem, Utah [41 People] 6/26 Crane,
Unicorn
Empire / Matsu Yosa Case Kiyonaga (Lion) Ryan Smith (Phoenix) Michael Tunes (Unicorn) Azver Hussain (Scorpion)
Mantis [Theme Deck] Dennis Dreischmeyer (Mantis) Marcos Tunes (Phoenix) Michael Brost (Crab) Gregory Wright (Unicorn)
Budapest, Hungary [41 People] 6/26-27 Crab,
Mantis
Phoenix / Isawa Takashi Balazs Majlath (Phoenix) Philipp Dahlke (Dragon) Scharwin Farnusch (Scorpion) Aron Negyesi (Phoenix)
Dragon [Theme Deck] David Beke (Dragon) Gabor Leder (Scorpion) Laszlo Bodnar (Mantis) None
Thunder Bay, Ontario [25 People] 6/26 Crab,
Crab / Mirumoto Maisetsu Nick Jones (Dragon) Steve Simonaitis (Mantis) Chris Masdea (Lion) Eric Gardiner (Mantis)
Mantis [Theme Deck] Dane Simpson (Mantis) Jeff Williamson (Crab) None None
Lost Traveler Castle
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Dragon
Dragon
Mantis
Unicorn
44 Players
Malcolm Latvala
David Winner
Kilian Downey
Drew Allen

Story Point: A former Dragon Clan ronin will have constructed
Lost Traveler Castle.





Amid the unaligned lands of Rokugan, there stand few true strongholds of honor and law. The Great and Minor Clans secure their borders against all threats, and brave magistrates travel the land in an attempt to protect those who dwell between, but the Empire is vast, and there is much for such servants of order to accomplish. In one tiny corner of Rokugan, however, the hard-working people know that their lot is different, and they look to the tower in the distance with gratitude and pride, knowing that they are blessed by the protection of such valiant warriors as those who dwell within it.

They look to Lost Traveler Castle.

Years ago, a ronin from one of the Great Clans laid the first stones of Lost Traveler Castle, its formation part of the penance that the warrior felt must be paid for the circumstances of his departure from his clan. Although his fervent hope at the time was that his legacy might make a difference for the people of Rokugan in the future, he had no way of knowing that his fate and that of the Legion of Two Thousand would intersect at the castle he created.

The winner of this tournament will determine the former clan affiliation of the ronin who constructed Lost Traveler Castle, and as a result will tie that clan's story into that of the castle and the current activities of the Legion of Two Thousand and their battle against the Destroyer's Horde in modern Rokugan.


Date: March 27th
Place: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Name a Personality: Sacramento
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Crab
Mantis
Crab
Scorpion
49 Players
Alfred Dong
Ohmy Fasudhani
Kellen Walker
Doruk Ozaydin

Card: Hida Yiu






The winner of this tournament will be able to name a Personality in an upcoming set.

Date: February 27th
Place: Sacramento, California
The Sanctified Ones
Top 4: Story Effects:
Pullayup, Washington:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Bordeaux, France:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Montgomery, Alabama:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Stillwater, Oklahoma:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Spider
Crab
Dragon
Mantis
41 Players


Lion
Phoenix
Unicorn
Lion
36 Players


Phoenix
Dragon
Dragon
Dragon
11 Players


Scorpion
Spider
Spider
Dragon
30 Players

Andrew Ornatov
Rob Swan
Mike Petke
Dennis Dreischmeyer



Frederic Capbert
Jean-Baptiste Laroche
Rhida Chelghaf
Pierre-Emmanuel Bureau



Derrick Bedwell
John Ling
Justin Purdy
Chris Stevenson



Doug Dees
Daniel Briscoe
Chris Pepe
Matt Demand

Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XVII
Story Point: A Spider Clan shugenja named M'rika
will join the Sanctified Ones.





Story Point: A Lion Clan shugenja named Kitsu Katsuki
will join the Sanctified Ones.





Story Point: Isawa Takashi will join the Sanctified Ones.






Story Point: Soshi Yoshihara will join the Sanctified Ones.

Glory Points:

Spider: 2

Note: For each tournament after Gencon, the winner will gain 4 Glory points he may keep for their clan or donate to the Empire or one of two clans announced at the tournament. The second place player will gain 2 Glory points for their clan.

It is common knowledge that the person and the estate of the Empress are protected by the Seppun, a family of eminently honorable warriors and priests who put the defense of the Imperial line above all things, including their lives. The physical security of the Empress aside, the purity and holiness of her home and belongings are the province of the Hidden Guard. The Hidden Guard are extremely few in number, however, and maintaining their vigil over the Empress and her estate is all they can manage under normal circumstances. For this reason, the sensei of the Hidden Guard select from among the Great Clans a number of shugenja, priests chosen for their exceptional piety and purity, to oversee the duties of the Hidden Guard in lands beyond the Imperial holdings.

These specially selected shugenja, known as the Sanctified Ones, are each assigned the holdings of a Great Clan, with another assigned to the lands of the Minor Clan Alliance and one final priest granted dominion over the unaligned lands. Whenever the Empress wishes to travel to or through these lands, the priest tasked with that region travels ahead and ensures that all relevant holdings and estates are properly purified and worthy of the Empress' presence. It is relatively uncommon for the Hidden Guard to assign a priest to watch over the lands of his own clan, but when such an appointment does occur, it is a great honor, for it indicates that the Hidden Guard believe the priest is capable of putting aside his loyalty and bias and serving the Empress above his own family and clan. There are few greater honors bestowed by the Seppun family.

The winner of each of these tournaments may select one currently living and legal shugenja personality from his clan to join the ranks of the Sanctified Ones. In the event that there are no suitable, legal shugenja personalities for such a clan, the winner may supply the name of a new character from the clan's shugenja family in order to create a personality to fulfill the position.


Date and Place: February 20th: Pullayup, Washington; February 20th-21st: Bordeaux, France; February 28th: Montgomery, Alabama; September 18th: Stillwater, Oklahoma; October 9th: Dublin, California;
Winner's Choice: Kansas City
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Phoenix
Spider
Crane
Dragon
30 Players
Tom Gustufson
Chris Nicoll
Don Eisele
Ian Cameron
30 Players
Story Point: A Phoenix personality will receive the
Sycophant keyword.
Card: Agasha Kokiden




This will be a Winner's Choice tournament. In a Winner's Choice tournament, the event will be sanctioned for a storyline effect, but no specific result will be determined in advance. Each time a Winner's Choice tournament is held, the winner may select one of the flavor traits listed below, which will then appear on a personality card aligned to the faction used in the tournament in a future expansion. During this season, when a flavor trait has been chosen by a winner, it will be removed from the list. When the list of available traits dwindles down to only a few left, it will be refreshed with all-new traits.

Possible traits:

Villain - Who doesn't love to root for the villain?

Empty Hand

Iron Flower

Poison Fan

Sycophant

Vicious


Date: February 6th
Place: Kansas City, Missouri
The Empress' Guard
Top 4: Story Effects:
Palma de Mallorca:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Paris, France:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Bourgoin Jallieu, France:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Nuernberg, Germany:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Barcelona, Spain:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Sheffield, U.K.:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Chile
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:

Mantis
Unicorn
Phoenix
Phoenix
19 Players


Crab
Scorpion
Mantis
Spider
62 Players


Lion
Scorpion
Crab
Lion
54 Players


Spider
Dragon
Crane
Dragon
32 Players


Lion
Lion
Unicorn
Crab
61 Players


Lion
Lion
Scorpion
Lion
62 Players


Dragon
Dragon
Mantis
Crab
38 Players

Pedro Gil
Joan Ramon
Gabriel Frau
Joan Navarro



Vincent Destombes
Reda Lounis
Frederic Lafaye
Gael Schmidt-Cleach



Jean Laroche
Reda Lounis
Jean Cahuzac
Jean Corbier



Alexander Beckmann
Sebastian Kleiner
Ysarion Deichl
Christian Endres



Sergio Angel


Mael Cousiner



Neil Robbins
Rhys Philips
Eric Hoath
Michael Dickinson



Felipe Araneda





Story Point: Tsuruchi Sanjo will join the Empress's Guard.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XVII
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XV




Story Point: Hida Tatsuma will join the Empress's Guard.






Story Point: Ikoma Tobikuma will join the Empress's Guard.
Fiction: The Dead of Winter, Part II





Story Point: A Spider personality will join the Empress's Guard.






Story Point: Matsu Kasei will join the Empress's Guard.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire XV
Fiction: Chosen By Fate




Story Point: Akodo Kurogane will join the Empress's Guard.
Fiction: The Dead of Winter, Part II
Fiction: Chosen by Fate




Story Point: Kitsuki Yodo will join the Empress's Guard.
Fiction: Scenes from the Empire X





Throughout Rokugan's history, the Empresses of the Empire have been protected by a group of extraordinary warriors hand-selected by the Emperor and his closest advisors. These individuals have been known as the Empress' Guard, and together they have protected the wives and families of countless Emperor's over the course of more than one thousand years. Now a new Empress sits upon the throne, one unlike any other in the Empire's history, and the time as come for a new Empress' Guard to be assembled.

Twelve warriors will be selected from across the Empire, twelve whose honor and prowess are beyond question. Together they will form the most elite protection that encircles the new Divine One, Empress Iweko I. And their names shall be legend. The winner of each of these tournaments may select any one Samurai-legal, currently living personality aligned to their faction. This personality will join the Empress' Guard. These personalities are subject to Story Team approval, but Clan Champions and family daimyo will be automatically excluded.

Date and Place: January 3rd: Palma de Mallorca, Spain; January 23rd-24th: Paris, France; February 6th: Bourgoin Jallieu, France; February 13th: Barcelona, Spain; Nuernberg, Germany; February 20th: Sheffield, United Kingdom; April 17th: Santiago, Chile
The Topaz Championship
Top 4: Story Effects:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
Total:
Dragon
Lion
Phoenix
Phoenix
75 Players
Steven Martino
Jon Palmer
Nik Vincent
James Matthews
75 Players
Story Point: Mirumoto Kalen will be the next Topaz Champion.
Fiction: The Topaz Championship
Card: Mirumoto Kalen




Of all the so-called Jewel Tournaments, the Topaz Championship is perhaps the one most eagerly anticipated. It is held every year, while the others are generally held once a generation, and is open to all who might be chosen by their clans to represent them. The Topaz Championship is held in the small town of Tsuma in the Crane provinces, and there, the finest youth from each Great Clan compete in a series of grueling tests to see who among them is the finest warrior, the most learned scholar, the most skilled orator, and a dozen other accolades. Those who pass the tests before them earn the right to undergo their gempukku ceremony, the sacred ritual where a child is given their daisho and declared a samurai, before the assembled Imperials and Clan Champions. The one who emerges from the tournament victorious over all others is named Topaz Champion, the greatest youth in the Empire, and greatness inevitably follows.

The winner of this tournament will be able to help name a character that will appear as a new personality for their faction in the upcoming year. This character will also appear as the star of the annual Topaz Championship fiction.


Date: January 2nd
Place: Niles, Illinois