Dramatis Personae

Bayushi Shinichiro
3F 4C
Scorpion Clan * Samurai * Duelist * Magistrate * Topaz Champion
Ninja Limited: Add Ninja to Shinichiro. Lose 1 Honor.
Battle: Target a Personality with Personal Honor lower than or equal to Shinichiro’s Chi: Bow the Personality. If he is dishonorable, or Shinichiro is a Ninja, his controller loses 2 Honor.
“A soul of promise may take many forms.”

Utaku Aeko
5F 2C
Unicorn Clan * Samurai * Cavalry * Magistrate * Battle Maiden * Paragon
Fear Battle: Target a Personality with Personal Honor lower than Aeko’s Personal Honor: Move him home. You may destroy one of his attachments.
“Compassion. Courage. Courtesy. Duty. Honesty. Honor. Sincerity. To you these are just words. To me they are the foundation of a worthwhile life.”

Mirumoto Tetsuya
3F 3C
Dragon Clan * Samurai * Kensai * Duelist
Tetsuya may not perform Political actions.
Iaijutsu Battle: Bow or destroy one of Tetsuya’s weapons: Bow target opposing card without attachments. If Tetsuya has two weapons attached, negate it’s straightening until the resolution of this battle.
“A blade wastes few words.”

Tamori Tokei
2F 4C
Dragon Clan * Earth * Shugenja * Tattooed * Tactician
Tokei has +2F while defending.
Battle/Open: Bow or destroy one of Tokei’s spells: He gives an alchemical potion to an ally. Target a Personality: give him three +1F Fire tokens.
“What’s in the flask?” “Wind, fire, all kinds of things.”

Matsu Ai
3F 2C
Lion Clan * Water * Shugenja * Blessed of Bishamon
Battle: Ai proves her might. Melee 2 Attck with +2 strength if Ai has a weapon or spell attached. If this destroys a card: Give all Ancestors +2F and gain 1 honor.
“It’s not like they teach you. Honor and duty can be made meaningless against brute strength. So I use my strength to keep that from occuring.”
Yoritomo Tomino
2F 2C
Mantis Clan * Courtier * Naval * Bureaucrat * Bully * Gusai
After Tomino enters play you may remove a card in your hand from the game. If you do not: Dishonor Tomino.
Political Battle: Target an honorable personality: Bow him. You may move Tomino home. You may take an additional Battle action.
“They are still more than mere words, Utaku-san, they are targets.”

Yoritomo Ryurai
3F 2C
Mantis Clan * Samurai * Naval * Kensai * Hero
Limited: Ryurai drills his men. Bow Ryurai or one of his weapons. Give all Followers in Ryurai’s Unit one +1 Force token. This ability may be used multiple times per turn.
“I am ashamed to call the Third Storm my brothers. I will show them the correct path.”

Daidoji Jin
3F 5C
Crane Clan * Samurai * Yojimbo * Duelist
Battle: Bow Jin and prevented his straightening: Target Samurai, Courtier, or Shugenja Personality gains +3F +3c and will not bow until this battle’s resolution. If the Target Personality is destroyed during the battle or at its resolution, Dishonor Jin.
“Our fates are bound, but like bound bamboo, we are stronger for it.”

Dramatis Personae Experienced

Utaku Aeko
8F 2C
Unicorn Clan * Experienced * Samurai * Cavalry * Shadowlands
Lose 4 Honor.
Aeko can not be targeted by Fear actions.
Whenever Utaku Aeko is destroyed by an opponent’s action or by Battle Resolution while she has at least 1F: return her to play with a -1F Token.
“I’ll have your head, one way or the other.”

Session Cards

Drain the Soul
Maho, Experienced
Maho Open: Bow this Shugenja; Bow Target Personality with less Chi. Give the Target a number of -1 Chi tokens equal to the difference between that Personality’s Chi and the Performing Shugenja’s Chi. Give this Shugenja a number of +1 Chi tokens equal to the same amount.
“What strength was yours Tamori, now is mine!”

Well Laid Plans
Tactical Limited: Bow your Performing Tactician; Give up to three target Personalities +2 Force. This Force increase will not be negated.
Battle: Bow your Samurai Personality; Bow Target Enemy Personality. If your Performing Samurai is a Tactician; Negate the Target’s straightening until the Resolution of the Current Battle.
“Like so many streams, well laid plans flow together, ever moving both momentously and inexorably towards an ocean of victory and of glory.”
3 FV

By Sea At Dawn
Limited: Give Target Samurai Personality Naval. If the Targeted Personality is a Tactician, you may give two other Samurai personalites Naval as well.
Tactical Battle: Move your Tactician Personality to the Current Battlefield.
“Suffer not a single Serpent to survive the coming storm.” – Susumu Hotako

Untimely Betrayal
Battle: Target an enemy Personality without attachments or Loyal and pay Gold equal to it’s Gold Cost plus its Personal Honor; Give the Personality +2 Force and gain Control of it. Lose 5 Honor.
“Kill the Emerald Magistrate and his yoriki. Leave no one alive who has seen my art.” – Susumu Mogai

Tomb of Jade
5 GC
Jade, Earth, Experienced
Battle: Bow this Shugenja and destroy this spell; Destroy Target Shadowlands Personality. If this Shugenja is Earth you may return Tomb of Jade to your hand after the resolution of this Battle.
“Drown the impure in Purity.” – Kuni Daimitsuujianobukatsu
3 FV

Kaomasen no Oni
4F 2C
Shadowlands * Nonhuman * Oni * Maho * Ninja
After Kaomasen enters play lose 3 Honor.
Kaomasen can not be the Target of an opponent’s action until it has performed an Action.
Battle: Kaomasen no Oni reveals itself amid the enemies ranks. Melee 4 attack.
“Have you ever thought you saw a monster in your peripheral vision, but when you turned to see, it was a normal man? I can assure you it was no normal man, Magistrate-sama.”

Make Them Submit, Make Them Break
Maho Battle: Bow your performing Maho Personality. Target an enemy Human Personality without followers: create a Personality named Oni no (Target’s name) with the Force, Chi, abilities and Keywords (except for Clan Alignments and Loyal) of the Target Personality at the current battlefield under your control. That Personality gains Shadowlands, Nonhuman, and Oni. The targeted Personality gains Oni Marked. If that Oni Marked Personality is ever destroyed, give your Oni Personality three +1F +1C tokens.
The Master of Pain has an extraordinary talent for twisting a man’s mind into wanting that which is worst for him.


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