Children of the Empire

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Children of the Empire
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Product Code L5C16
Release Date 2019-02-14 [1]
Previous Underhand of the Emperor
Next Warriors of the Wind
Cycle Premium Expansions

Children of the Empire is the first Premium Expansion and contains three copies of seventy-six new cards, plus one copy of six new cards. [2]

Promotional cards with full extended art were released with the Children of the Empire icon CotE icon.

Cards[edit | edit source]

ID Name Clan Deck Type Traits Text Box
45 Akodo Toturi Unique neutral Dynasty Character Bushi. Champion. Imperial. Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating, if you have the Imperial Favor – each player cannot play cards from his or her hand until the end of the conflict.
53 Iaijutsu Master crane Conflict Attachment Skill. Attach to a Duelist character.
Reaction: After honor dials are revealed during a duel in which attached character is participating – increase or decrease the value of your bid by 1 (to a minimum of 0).
44 Righteous Magistrate neutral Dynasty Character Courtier. Imperial. Magistrate. Keeper role only.
While this character is defending, players cannot gain or lose honor.
78 Unveiled Destiny neutral Conflict Attachment Weapon. Seeker role only.
Reaction: While attached character is attacking, the contested ring gains the element of your role. (If attached character wins the conflict as an attacker, you may choose which of its ring effects to resolve.)
47 Miya Library neutral Dynasty Holding Imperial. Library. Limit 1 per deck.
Action: Look at the top 4 cards of your dynasty deck. You may choose an Imperial character from among them and switch it with this card (faceup). Put the cards back on top in any order.
4 Temple of the Dragons neutral Province Temple. Reaction: After this province is revealed – resolve the contested ring's effects as if you were the attacking player.
42 Seppun Hidden Guard neutral Dynasty Character Bushi. Imperial. Yōjimbō. Interrupt: When the effects of a character ability that targets a unique character you control would initiate, sacrifice this character – cancel those effects. The player who initiated that ability discards 1 random card from his or her hand.
54 Storied Defeat crane Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, choose a character that has lost a duel during this conflict – bow that character. You may spend 1 fate to dishonor that character.
17 Prudent Challenger dragon Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. Courtesy. (When this character leaves play, gain 1 fate.)
Action: During a conflcit, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. Choose an attachment attached to the duel's loser and discard it.
2 Illustrious Forge neutral Province Reaction: After this province is revealed – search the top 5 cards of your conflict deck for an attachment and put it into play attached to a character you control. Shuffle.
46 Hantei XXXVIII Unique neutral Dynasty Character Imperial. Emperor. Mythic. No attachments. If an opponent has the Imperial Favor, discard this character.
Action: During a conflict, choose a participating character — bow that character.
Interrupt: When an opponent triggers an ability that chooses 1 or more targets — you choose thoseat targets instead.
20 Mirumoto Dōjō dragon Dynasty Holding Dōjō. Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. Move 1 fate from the duel's loser to its owner's fate pool. If the duel's winner is a Duelist, discard that fate instead.
15 Kakita Dōjō crane Dynasty Holding Dōjō. Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. Until the end of the conflict, the duel's loser cannot trigger its abilities. If the duel's winner is a Duelist, bow the duel's loser as well.
14 Kakita Toshimoko Unique crane Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. Interrupt: When this character would lose a conflict, initiate a military duel against a character your opponent controls of his or her choice — resolve the duel. If this character wins, instead of resolving the conflict as normal, both players count 0 total skill in the conflict. (Return the contested ring to te unclaimed ring pool. The conflict has no winner.)
81 Warm Welcome neutral Conflict Event Play only if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.
Action: Choose a card in your conflict discard pile – play that card as if it were in your hand. If that card is an event, put it on the bottom of your conflict deck.
51 Smuggling Deal crab Conflict Event Action: Give an opponent 1 honor and choose an ability on a character you control – you may trigger that ability an additional time this round (or specified period).
61 True Strike Kenjutsu lion Conflict Attachment Technique. Attached character gains: Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel, using each character's base military instead of their total military skill for this duel. Bow the duel's loser.
26 Fire Tensai Acolyte phoenix Dynasty Character Shugenja. Fire. This character cannot be declared as an attacker except during fire conflicts.
43 Humble Magistrate neutral Dynasty Character Courtier. Imperial. Magistrate. Seeker role only.
While this character is attacking, each character with printed cost 4 or higher does not count its skill towards the resolution of this conflict.
79 Defend Your Honor neutral Conflict Event Keeper role only.
Interrupt: When the effects of an opponent's event would initiate during a conflict, initiate a military duel against a character your opponent controls of his or her choice – resolve the duel. If your character is the duel's winner, cancel those effects.
70 Kirei-ko scorpion Conflict Event Reaction: After a character your opponents control triggers an ability – bow that character.
33 Attendant to the Emperor scorpion Dynasty Character Courtier. Imperial.
56 Civil Discourse crane Conflict Event Earth role only.
During a conflict, initiate a Political duel against a character your opponent controls of his or her choice – resolve the duel. Until the end of the conflict, the duel's loser gains: "Increase the cost to play each card in your hand by 1."
49 Guardian of Virtue crab Conflict Character Bushi. Air role only.
Composure — This character does not bow as a result of conflict resolution in conflicts in which it is defending. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
16 Kitsuki Counselor dragon Dynasty Character Courtier. Composure — This character gets +1military and +1Political. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
77 Kujira's Hireling neutral Conflict Character Bushi. Rōnin. Action: Spend 1 fate and select one – this character gets +1military and +1Political until the end of the phase, or this character gets -1military and -1Political until the end of the phase. Any player may trigger this ability. (Unlimited.)
36 Outskirsts Sentry unicorn Dynasty Character Bushi. Scout. Reaction: After a character is moved to the conflict in which this character is participating, choose a participating character – honor that character.
82 Prayers to Ebisu neutral Conflict Event Action: Each player with 19 or more honor loses 4 honor. Each player with 6 or fewer honor gains 4 honor. Draw 1 card.
57 Solitary Strength dragon Conflict Attachment Air role only.
If attached character is participating in a conflict with 1 or more other characters you control, discard this attachment.
Reaction: After attached character wins a conflict – gain 1 honor.
11 Ichigenkin Soloist crane Dynasty Character Courtier. Composure — This character cannot be chosen as the target of an opponent's triggered ability. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
5 Vassal Fields neutral Province Action: During a conflict at this province – your opponent loses 1 fate.
76 Leniency unicorn Conflict Event Air role only.
Interrupt: When you would resolve a ring effect, choose a character with printed cost 2 or lower in your provinces – instead of resolving the ring effect, put that character into play.
13 Paragon of Grace crane Dynasty Character Bushi. Courtier. Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating on your side alone – your opponent chooses and discards 1 card from his or her hand. If this character is honored, that card is chosen at random instead.
48 Proving Ground neutral Dynasty Holding Dōjō. Reaction: After a character you control wins a duel – draw 1 card. (Limit twice per round.)
67 Severed From the Stream phoenix Conflict Event Spell. Void. Action: Perform a glory count. The player who loses the glory count returns all rings in his or her claimed ring pool to the unclaimed ring pool.
73 Shinjo Ambusher unicorn Conflict Character Bushi. Cavalry. Reaction: After you play this character into a conflict – the attacked province cannot trigger its abilities this conflict.
8 Siege Captain crab Dynasty Character Bushi. Commander. Engineer.
25 Tactician's Camp lion Dynasty Holding Battlefield. Each honored character you control gets +1 military.
71 Unmask scorpion Conflict Event Void role only.
Action: During a conflict, if the bid on your honor dial is higher than your opponent's, choose a participating character – discard that character's status token and set its skills to their printed values until the end of the conflict. Its controller gains 2 honor.
50 Honed Nodachi crab Conflict Attachment Weapon. Attach to a Bushi character. Restricted.
Reaction: After attached character wins a military conflict, remove 1 fate from attached character. Your opponent chooses a participating character he or she controls – discard that character.
32 Midnight Prowler scorpion Dynasty Character Bushi. Shinobi. Reaction: After this character wins a military conflict – look at the top 2 cards of your opponent's conflict deck. You may discard 1 of those cards.
12 Courtly Challenger crane Dynasty Character Courtier. Duelist. After this character wins a duel, honor it. After this character loses a duel, dishonor it.
Action: During a conflict, initiate a Political duel – resolve the duel. The controller of the duel's winner draw 2 cards.
60 Karmic Balance dragon Conflict Event Philosophy. Play only if your honor bid is equal to an opponent's.
Action: Each player shuffles his or her hand and conflict discard pile into his or her conflict deck and draws 4 cards. Remove this card from the game.
63 The Fires of Justice lion Conflict Event Void role only.
Reaction: After you win a conflict, your opponent chooses a participating character he or she controls. Select one – remove all fate from that character, or move any amount of fate from your opponent's fate pool onto that character.
9 Hida Yakamo Unique crab Dynasty Character Bushi. Berserker. Duelist. While you are less honorable than an opponent, this character does not bow as a result of a military conflict resolution and cannot lose duels. (This character is not the loser of the duel, but the character of its opponent remains the winner of the duel.)
19 Mirumoto Hitomi Unique dragon Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel against up to two characters your opponent controls — resolve the duel. For each character that loses the duel, its controller must either dishonor or bow it.
72 Miyako's Undertaking scorpion Conflict Event Play only if you have 6 or fewer honor.
Action: During a conflict, choose a non-unique character in your opponent's dynasty discard pile and a participating character you control – until the end of the conflict, your character becomes a copy of the character in your opponent's discard pile.
10 Heavy Ballista crab Dynasty Holding Action: During a military conflict in which you are defending, discard a card from your hand and choose a ready attacking character. That character's controller selects one – bow that character, or remove 1 fate from it.
28 Sage of Gisei Toshi phoenix Dynasty Character Courtier. Scholar. Action: During a conflict, if you are more honorable than your opponent, choose a participating character your opponent controls – move this character home. Then, move that character home.
55 Try Again Tomorrow crane Conflict Event Action: During a conflict in which you control a participating honored Courtier character, choose an attacking character – move that character home.
62 Hand to Hand lion Conflict Event Action: During a military conflict, choose an attachment on a participating character – discard the attachment. Then, your opponent may resolve this ability.
59 Magnificent Triumph dragon Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, chose a character that had won a duel during this conflict – until the end of the conflict, that character gets +2military, +2 Political, and cannot be chosen as the target of opponent's events.
74 Jewel of the Khamasīn unicorn Conflict Attachment Item. Meishōdō. Action: While attached character is attacking, lose 1 honor – reduce the attacked province's province strength by 1 until the end of the conflict (to a minimum of 0). (Unlimited.)
80 Stay Your Hand neutral Conflict Event Interrupt: When a duel that targets a character you control would resolve – cancel the duel.
52 In Defense of Rokugan crab Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, sacrifice a (friendly) defending character and choose an attacking character – set the attacking character's military skill to 0 until the end of the conflict.
68 Subdue the Spirits phoenix Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, if you are more honorable than your opponent – until the end of the conflict, each participating character you control adds its glory to each of its skills. (This applies in addition to any modifiers to the skills of those characters due to being honored or dishonored.)
23 Student of War lion Dynasty Character Bushi. Composure — This character cannot lose fate or be discarded. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
34 Social Puppeteer scorpion Dynasty Character Courtier. Composure — This character must be chosen as a target of an opponent's event, if able. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating – switch honor dials with your opponent until your next honor bid.
58 Mirumoto Daishō dragon Conflict Attachment Weapon. Restricted. Attached character may not have other restricted attachments.
While attached character is dueling, your opponent cannot bid 1 or 5.
37 Honest Challenger unicorn Dynasty Character Bushi. Cavalry. Duelist. Composure — This character gets +2military. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. The controller of the duel's winner moves a character from his or her home area to the conflict.
41 Aspiring Challenger neutral Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. Mantis Clan. Composure — This character gets +2 glory. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. Honor the duel's winner.
31 Loyal Challenger scorpion Dynasty Character Courtier. Duelist. After this character wins a conflict, gain 1 honor. After this character loses a conflict, lose 1 honor.
Action: During a conflict, initiate a Political duel – resolve the duel. Treat the printed text box of the duel's loser as if it were blank (except for Traits) until the end of the conflict.
3 Midnight Revels neutral Province Reaction: After a conflict is declared against this province, choose a character with the highest printed cost among characters in play – bow that character.
65 Unmatched Expertise phoenix Conflict Attachment Technique. Fire role only.
Attached character cannot receive dishonored status tokens.
Forced Reaction: After attached character lose a conflict – discard this attachment.
6 Daring Challenger crab Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. While you are less honorable than an opponent, this character gets +1military.
Action: During a conflcit, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. Put 1 fate on the duel's winner.
35 Shosuro Hametsu Unique scorpion Dynasty Character Daimyō. Shinobi. Action: Lose 1 honor – search your conflict deck for a Poison card, reveal it, and add it to your hand. Shuffle.
7 Yasuki Procurer crab Dynasty Character Courtier. Action: Dishonor this character – reduce the cost of the next attachment or character you play this phase by 1.
66 Gift of Amaterasu phoenix Conflict Event Spell. Fire. Reaction: After you win a conflict by 5 or more skill, chose a character you control – honor that character.
38 Ide Negotiator unicorn Dynasty Character Courtier. Cavalry. Reaction: After you reveal your honor dial – change the bid on your dial to a value 1 higher or lower than its current value (to a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5).
29 Isawa Ujina Unique phoenix Dynasty Character Shugenja. Void. Elemental Master. Forced Reaction: After the void ring is claimed, choose a character with no fate – remove that character from the game. (Unlimited.)
24 Matsu Tsuko Unique lion Dynasty Character Bushi. Berserker. Daimyō. Action: During a conflict in which this character is attacking, if you are more honorable than your opponent – reduce the cost of the next card you play this conflict by 2.
75 Challenge on the Fields unicorn Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel, giving each dueling character +1military for each other participating character controlled by the same player until the end of the duel. Move the duel's loser home.
18 Tranquil Philosopher dragon Dynasty Character Monk. Action: Choose an unclaimed ring – move 1 fate from that ring to another unclaimed ring. Then, gain 1 honor.
64 Glorious Victory lion Conflict Event Reaction: After you break a province during a military conflict – honor each character you control.
22 Ikoma Orator lion Dynasty Character Courtier. While you are more honorable than an opponent, this character gets +2Political.
1 Kiku Matsuri neutral Province Festival. Action: During a conflict at this province, choose a participating character controlled by each player – honor each of those characters.
40 Utaku Kamoko Unique unicorn Dynasty Character Bushi. Cavalry. Battle Maiden. While this character is dishonored, do not substract its glory from its skills.
Reaction: After an opponent breaks one of your provinces, choose and discard a card from your hand – ready and honor this character.
27 Sincere Challenger phoenix Dynasty Character Courtier. Duelist. Composure — This character gets +2Political. (You have composure if your honor bid is lower than an opponent's.)
Action: During a conflict, initiate a Political duel – resolve the duel. The duel's winner is immune to events until the end of the conflict.
39 Shiotome Heroine unicorn Dynasty Character Bushi. Cavalry. Battle Maiden. Reaction: After an opponent gains 1 or more honor through a card effect – ready this character.
69 Infiltrator's Tools scorpion Conflict Attachment Item. Attach to a Shinobi character.
Attached character gains Covert. (When this character attacks, choose one character without covert. That character cannot be declared as a defender.)
21 Honorable Challenger lion Dynasty Character Bushi. Duelist. Pride.
Action: During a conflict, initiate a military duel – resolve the duel. The duel's winner does not bow as a result of this conflict's resolution.
30 Ancestral Shrine phoenix Dynasty Holding Shrine. Action: Return 1 or more rings from your claimed ring pool to the unclaimed ring pool – you gain 1 honor for each ring returned this way.

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