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Flavor text appears in the text box of some cards. The small snippet of text it there to convey the the card's relation to the story of the game. Like reminder text, flavor text appears italic an has no rules relevance.

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Name Clan Flavor Text
A New Name crane "With your new name, you leave childhood behind and begin your service to your lord."
A Perfect Cut neutral "The quality of a warrior's skill can be measured in a single stroke." – Book of Sun Tao
Above Question crane "Excuse me, samurai-san, but you must be mistaken! It could not possibly have been her."
Acolyte of Koyane phoenix The fortune of accomplishment expects—and rewards—only excellence.
Adept of Shadows scorpion There are dozens of ways to hide, and only one way to be seen.
Adept of the Waves phoenix Water is flexible and yielding, yet none can withstand the crashing waves.
Admit Defeat crane It is not only a question of defeating one's opponents, but defeating them in such a manner that they know they have been beaten.
Adopted Kin dragon Facing a crisis of children, the Dragon were willing to turn even to the peasantry to find new heirs.
Against the Waves phoenix Water is ever changing. A gentle wave one moment and a torrent of force the next.
Agasha Sumiko Unique dragon "I will not merely record history. I will forge it myself."
Agasha Taiko Unique dragon "How could it be wrong to seek the enlightenment the ise zumi so effortlessly posses, when all work towards Togashi's wisdom?"
Ageless Crone lion "It is good to see you again, Grandmother. You have not aged a day. Ever." – Ikoma Ikehata
Aggressive Moto unicorn Moto can die but cannot yield.
Akodo Kaede Unique lion Heedless of her own fate, Kaede chose. With that choice, a soul was bent and a destiny altered.
Akodo Kage Unique lion "Thank you, sensei. Your wisdom has again guided me to the right path." – Akodo Toturi
Akodo Makoto Unique lion "I am sworn to the Lion. My former husband's acts with the Crane army are none of your concern."
Akodo Toshiro Unique lion "You are the most gifted swordsman of your generation. Why must you waste your time on this cowardly art?" – Akodo Gendo
Akodo Toturi Unique neutral "I fear you are searching for the perfect answer. Sometimes there is none, and you must still make a decision." – Agasha Sumiko
Akodo Toturi (Lion Clan) Unique lion A lion is more than his roar, his mane, his teeth, his heart. A lion is all of these.
Alibi Artist scorpion "No, noble Kitsuki-sama. I was having tea with the daimyo's son at that time."
All and Nothing phoenix "It is what is not."
Ancestral Armory lion "This is the spear of Matsu Okimoto. Do not dishonor his memory."
Ancestral Lands neutral "Our claim on these lands stretches back to the dawn of the Empire."
Ancestral Shrine phoenix The lights shine through to Yomi in the hopes of finding those they once knew.
Apprentice Earthcaller crab "The kami are already angry. It's not difficult to turn their rage to your advantage." – Kuni Yori
Arbiter of Authority crane Yuuhisa immediately regreted asking who had requested the historical records.
Armament Artisan neutral "We rule the Sea of the Sun Goddess by the skill of our sailors and the excellence of our quivers."
Army of the Rising Wave dragon "Stripped by the wave, the wasteland becomes a battlefield." – Togashi Yokuni
Asahina Takako Unique crane "Life is already fleeting. Why waste such precious time with war?"
Asahina Takamori Unique crane "A red sun in the hour of the Hare. Not a bird in the sky. Do you not see that the battle is already won?"
Asako Maezawa Unique phoenix "We all have our roles to play, Tsukune-sama."
Asako Tsuki Unique phoenix “History is fixed, but the future flows.”
Ashigaru Levy lion Ashigaru of the Lion Clan benefit from better training, better equipment, and greater numbers than those of any other clan.
Attendant to the Emperor scorpion "Will that be all?"
Backhanded Compliment scorpion "No one could accuse you of vanity with such a style."
Bayushi Aramoro Unique scorpion "This is for you, Kachiko."
Bayushi Collector scorpion "Your gift to my family is most appreciated."
Bayushi Dairu Unique scorpion "I was honored to stand as your champion, Daisetsu-sama."
Bayushi Kachiko Unique scorpion "Which of us would bid this game to end? We are nearly perfectly matched, but there can only be one victor."
Bayushi Liar scorpion "I sincerily doubt that asking you to trust me will change anything, and yet I ask anyway."
Bayushi Manipulator scorpion "Victory does not always go to the strongest of two opponents." – Bayushi's Lies
Bayushi Shoju Unique scorpion "Believing what is true is only sensible."
Bayushi Shoju (SD) Unique scorpion In one clear moment, Shoju understood his unspoken duty, though the touch of polished emerald would forever tarnish his soul.
Bayushi Yojiro Unique scorpion "If you will not believe a word I say, I may as well tell the truth."
Bayushi's Whisperers Unique scorpion Words traveled fast from city to city: the Emerald Champion was coming to visit.
Beastmaster Matriarch lion "I have always heard that the Lion’s greatest weapon is their pride.” – Ikoma Ikehata
Before the Throne neutral "Your August Imperial Majesty, your humble servant comes before you..."
Beloved Advisor crane "The children would love to see you again."
"So long as our lords maintain peace, I see no reason that could not happen."
Benevolent Ambassador unicorn With compassion and patience, the Ide turn trade into friendship, and friendship into alliance.
Benevolent Host crane Crane generosity often end conflicts before a single blow is struck.
Benten's Touch phoenix "Blessed Benten, Lady of Love and Beauty, shine your radiance upon me. Let my hands work your beauty in the mortal realm and my words spread your grace at all."
Blackmail Artist scorpion "The real art in convincing your mark that you are bound by duty and honor, to expose him. At which point, buying you off becomes this idea."
Bonsai Garden crane "Daily caretaking leads to a life of peace." – Tao of Shinsei
Border Fortress unicorn The first stage of attack. The first line of defense.
Borderlands Defender crab Even when faced with such hardship, the Crab Clan has never wavered, standing steadfast in its duty to protect the southern border of the Empire.
Brash Samurai crane A samurai lives at all times three feet from death.
Bustling Academy phoenix Peace ir far from tranquility when there is so much to learn.
Callow Delegate crane "He already thinks himself so talented... but there is potential there."
Captive Audience unicorn "Now you must hear our demands!"
Cautious Scout crane They told him to be careful, but there was only one way to know for sure.
Censure neutral "I bring word from the Imperial Chancellor."
Challenge on the Fields unicorn "Face me, Shono! Fight me now!" – Matsu Mitsuko
Charge! neutral A samurai must always be ready. Ready to fight. And ready, if need be, to die.
Chikai Order Protector phoenix "I need not understand the Elemental Masters' wisdom, so long as it remains safe with them."
Chrysanthemum Steward scorpion "The Empire cannot survive if it does not have leadership."
Chukan Nobue Unique phoenix When reading and writing proved impossible to her, the daughter of the Chukan daimyō set out to learn from the traditions kept alive by the people of Rokugan.
City of Lies scorpion In Ryokō Owari Toshi, koku could pave any road.
Consumed by Five Fires phoenix "By these fires be cleansed." – Isawa Masahiro
Contingency Plan neutral "The only thing that is certain is that something will go wrong." – Bayushi's Lies
Court Novice scorpion "Each detail you reveal is another tool your opponent will use against you." – Sensei Nagori
Court of Deception scorpion Where the truth lies.
Court of Justice dragon "You will find I am only interested in the truth." – Kitsuki Jusai
Courteous Scheming crane "Why don't we discuss this in private?"
Cunning Magistrate scorpion "Let them fear the law and be better for it."
Curry Favor crane "How could the Crane do any less for our honored allies?"
Daidoji Harrier crane "Victory will be only achieved through preparedness." – Daidoji Uji
Daidoji Kageyu Unique crane "Many thanks for the invitation to your court. I hope to learn many of your ways while I am here."
Daidoji Nerishma Unique crane "It's an ambush! Be ready!"
Daidoji Netsu Unique crane "I am unworthy of the trust you place in me, my lady. I shall endeavor to earn it."
Daidoji Uji Unique crane "I'm proud of what Uji-sama has done with the Iron Cranes. But do they have the will to bear such crimson stains upon their white wings?" – Bayushi Shoju
Deathseeker lion "I shall redeem my name in service to my clan!"
Disguised Protector scorpion Her face might be bare, but she was never without a mask.
Doji Challenger crane "I hope you are prepared to defend your words with steel!"
Doji Fumiki Unique crane She would not even deign to look upon her lessers.
Doji Hotaru Unique crane "Were it not for the rule of kō, we would be trapped in this game for eternity. We are nearly perfectly matched."
Doji Hotaru (JfS) Unique crane "Do you believe that the Emerald Magistrates lie, brother, or that they are simply incompetent!"
Doji Kuwanan Unique crane "I begin to suspect you don't ever care about the truth."
Doji Representative crane "I regret that I must decline your gracious invitation."
Doji Shigeru Unique crane "It is humbling to be mistaken for the beautiful Lady Shike."
Doji Shizue Unique crane "Mukashi mukashi..."
Doji Whisperer crane "Lean closer, that I might tell you something only the willows should hear..."
Duel to the Death crane "So be it." – Kakita Toshimoko
Duty scorpion "I will be your villain, Hantei." – Bayushi
Eager Scout crab The first to fight, the first to die.
Earth Becomes Sky phoenix "I used to look up to the heavens, but the earth seems to have decided it wants that position."
Effective Deception scorpion It would be a matter of time before Kuwanan come searching for his sister's seal. It was Sadako's duty that he find it.
Enigmatic Magistrate dragon "Is it just to uphold an unjust law?"
Enlightened Warrior dragon In heart, air.
In spirit, earth.
In sword, fire.
In body, water.
In mind, void.
Entrenched Position neutral "It would take an entire Moto horde to break through here."
Fair Accord crab "So long as there is the light of 'I want to make a deal,' even the most painful negotiations will eventually pay off." – Yasuki Taka, the Wily Trader
Fan of Command lion "In the chaos of war, the chain of command unites the valor of samurai." – Akodo's Leadership
Favor of the Kami phoenix “Like air, invisible.
Like water, formless.
Like earth, unchanging.
Like fire, powerful.”
– Isawa’s
Favored Niece scorpion Not once in her life she needed to ask twice.
Fawning Diplomat scorpion Flattery is the currency of the court.
Feral Ningyo phoenix The sea's embrace is cold and sharp.
Fertile Fields neutral "Inari-no-Kami smiles upon these lands." – Aiko, priestress of Inari.
Festival for the Fortunes crane Wisteria blooms
Prayers fly on colored streamers
Armies march to war
Fiery Madness scorpion They had considered every possible vulnerability save one.
Fight On crab "If we rest, the entire Empire falls."
Fine Katana neutral Immortal steel waits
Venerated divine blade
The fires of the soul
Fire Tensai Acolyte phoenix "I had barely bowed my head before the trees began to burn. What has drawn so many fire kami to this place?"
Fire Tensai Initiate phoenix "Can you coax the mind from wandering and keep to the original oneness?" – Tao of Shinsei
Flooded Waste crab Where none survive to cremate the fallen, rot and corruption reign.
For Greater Glory lion "Our names shall never be forgotten!"
Forgotten Library phoenix Truth cannot be lost, only forgotten.
Formal Invitation crane "It would be an honor if you would join us."
Funeral Pyre crab "We speed our fallen to Meido, that they do not rise again."
Fū Sui Disciple crane "The energies of Sun and Moon, of the Five Elements—all must be balanced."
Gaijin Customs unicorn "They stood, unmoving, each unsure how to proceed."
Gallant Quartermaster crab "Doom descended on our brothers and sisters on the Wall. I will not wait for help to come when my own stores could mean the difference between life or death.
Gift of Amaterasu phoenix "Even the Fortunes must recognize greatness."
Gifted Tactician lion "If you are fighting only the present battle, you have already lost the war." – Kitsu Motso
Glorious Victory lion "If we should be victorious, it is because the heavens will it."
Goblin Sneak neutral "Goblins? Impossible. Goblins have never been spotted this far from the Wall."
Golden Plains Raider unicorn "Better this town be left abandoned than run by despots."
Graceful Guardian crane "Victory without honor is no victory at all."
Greater Understanding dragon "Does an enlightened person fall under the law of cause and effect?"
Guard Duty lion "But mother," said the young Lion, "how am I to find glory if I remain behind?"
"You will find honor," said his mother. "And a Lion requires nothing more." – Ikoma's Chronicles
Guest of Honor crane "You wouldn't want to disgrace yourself in front of our distinguised guest, would you?"
Guidance of the Ancestors lion "Oh blessed ancestors, hear my prayer! May the strength of your honor guide my steps and lead me to righteousness!"
Hand to Hand lion "On the battlefield, all actions are honorable." – Akodo's Leadership
Haughty Magistrate phoenix "There is the Tao and there is the Law. Both are the same under Heaven."
Heartless Intimidator scorpion "A beautiful knife, isn't it?"
Height of Fashion crane The tides of fashion ebb and flow.
Stay ahead of them, or sink beneath
the waves of obscurity.
Heroic Resolve lion So long as he never lost his feet, he would never stop fighting.
Hida Kisada Unique crab "What need have I of glory to defend this wall?"
Hida O-Ushi Unique crab "Empty words are the coward's way."
Hida Sugi Unique crab "I knew there was much to Rokugan that we must defend. I never realized how much of it was beautiful."
Hida Tsuru Unique crab "We cannot simply hide on our wall and wait."
Hiruma Kogoe Unique crab "Assume anything we see is probably dangerous."
Hiruma Skirmisher crab "My lord, I bring grave findings from beyond the Wall."
Hiruma Yōjimbō crab Enemies learned quickly: it was never wise to give her a reason to draw that awful blade.
Hitsu-do Disciple dragon "You expect me to fear some unarmed woman?" – Hatsuichi the rōnin
Hurricane Punch dragon "Strike with one thousand fists and you need deliver only a single blow."
I Can Swim scorpion "But scorpion! Now we will both die!"
Ide Negotiator unicorn His eyes betrayed him, as the eyes of the sultan had in Safa Silib.
Ide Ryōma Unique unicorn "Have you already become a Nehiri, Ryōma-san?" – Utaku Yumino
Ide Tadaji Unique unicorn "Without a worthy opponent, victory is meaningless."
Ignoble Enforcers scorpion "I would trust them with my life. I would not trust them with yours."
Ikebana Artisan crane "The art is in the flowers chosen, not merely position."
Ikoma Anakazu Unique lion "You dishonor yourself and your clan with this rejection, Mistress of the Impetuous Winds."
Ikoma Ikehata Unique lion "I like to think of myself as the 'mane' event."
Ikoma Kiyono Unique lion "It is as if she has told us each a unique tale, yet the words in the telling are old the same." – Miya Matsuo
Ikoma Orator lion "I could go on for hours! And I will!"
Ikoma Prodigy lion She was destined to follow the of her ancestors, the path of the true Go sage.
Ikoma Reservist lion "Take arms! The Unicorn are at our door!"
Ikoma Ujiaki Unique lion "I remember."
Illustrious Plagiarist scorpion “All good artists borrow. I am a great artist.”
Imperial Librarian neutral "Only the most esteemed of samurai may use this library."
Implacable Magistrate lion "A failure before the law is a failure of honor."
Impulsive Novice dragon "You clearly have not seen what I can do."
In Defense of Rokugan crab "Give her a proper funeral, with all honors. She honored her family, and served her daimyō well." – Hida Kisada
Inquisitive Ishika phoenix "There was something formless before the universe was born. Serene. Empty. Infinite." – from the scrolls of Starry Heaven Sanctuary
Insolent Outcast neutral "I could defeat any samurai who think themselves great just because of which clan they serve."
Insult to Injury crane "Surely, your blade must have been caught in its sheath for your draw to have been so slow."
Intimidating Hida crab "Is that all you've got?"
Invoke the Divine phoenix "No longer will your disrespect go ignored, either by me or by the kami of this place."
Isawa Heiko Unique phoenix "How can you not find beauty in water's frozen crystal?"
Isawa Kaede Unique phoenix "All fates are one."
Isawa Masahiro Unique phoenix "The kami are my allies. How can you hope to stand against me?"
Isawa Tadaka Unique phoenix “As a mountain’s roots run deep, I shall not be moved.”
Isawa Ujina Unique phoenix Had she killed him? But there was no blood on the ninjatō's blade. Nor was there a body… He was gone–whoever he was.
Isawa Uona Unique phoenix "We cannot always see that which guides our way."
Ishiken Initiate phoenix The void is nothing.
The void is everything.
Issue a Challenge crane "If your skill with a blade is even half of what you have boasted, you will face me alone like a true samurai."
Itinerant Philosopher dragon "A student must learn every falsehood before they can learn the truth."
Iuchi Daiyu Unique unicorn Even the greatest amount of love for his firstborn daughter could not hinder his duty to the Emperor.
Iuchi Farseer unicorn The water kami agreed to travel with her, to share in the wonder of discovery, and to show here they might yet go.
Iuchi Shahai Unique unicorn "I locked my heart away, my prince. I left it behind, that none could see it break."
Iuchi Wayfinder unicorn Chase the sun. Discover the world.
Ivory Kingdoms Unicorn neutral "Fat, stupid, and ugly. A perfect unicorn!" – Caliph Harun
Iwasaki Pupil crane "Remember that with you, there are no samurai. There are only men and women in need of a compassionate friend and a listening ear."
Jade Masterpiece Unique dragon "Beauty? Enlightenment? A tragic waste of jade? What do you see?" – Kitsuki Yaruma
Jewel of the Khamasīn unicorn A tempest of sand and hate striving for liberation.
Kabuki Hero crane "As a tear dew on a fallen leaf – as a glimmer of moonlight on a still lake – such is the impermanence of this life." – Asahina Ichikawa
Kaito Kosori Unique phoenix "An arrow, once loosed, cannot be recalled."
Kaito Nobukai Unique phoenix "The art of archery is the art of letting go."
Kaiu Inventor crab "It will work...eventually."
Kakita Favorite crane "They will forget your name when they hear of mine."
Kakita Kaezin Unique crane "For the coward, there is no life.
For the hero, there is no death."
Kakita Ryoku Unique crane From the virtue of her writing, gossip about the former Imperial Advisor inevitably becomes reverent praise.
Kakita Yoshi Unique crane "I will not forget."
Karmic Twist phoenix "This is not my fate; it is ours."
Kirei-ko scorpion The deadliest poison produces the most beautiful shade.
Kitsuki Counselor dragon "What is there to learn from a book that cannot be taught by a flower?"
Kitsuki Jusai Unique dragon Rumors tell of a master duelist who has hung up his sword, unwilling to draw steel until he can find his disgraced father and complete the challenge cut short by circumstance.
Kitsuki Kāgi Unique dragon "If only Doji-sama's records were not as frustratingly secretive as he was while he was alive…"
Kitsuki Shomon Unique dragon "Governor Hyobu, on my honor, I shall share the fate of any student who uses my teachings to transgress."
Kitsuki Yaruma Unique dragon "One cannot send the mountains to the Emperor, but one can send an artist."
Kitsuki's Method dragon Every detail, no matter how small, carries its own implications of the truth.
Kudaka Unique neutral "It's tradition, this, just askin' the kami for their aid."
Kuni Ritsuko Unique crab “The kami of earth abhor corruption even more than we do. Their aid is ours for the asking.”
Kuni Yori Unique crab "I know our enemy."
Let Go dragon The material world is but a distraction.
Levy crab "Every clan must aid in the defence of Rokugan."
Liar's Mask scorpion "The face is the first traitor." – Bayushi's Lies
Licensed Quarter scorpion With promises of fine wine, awaiting riches, and beautiful entertainment, Ryokō Owari Toshi can break even the most stouthearted of samurai.
Lion's Pride Brawler lion "Let me put it another way."
Magistrate Station crane “We cannot be cruel, but taxes must be paid. The poor harvest has put everyone on edge.”
Maker of Keepsakes crane No two of her brushes are the same, each carved with a distinct grace that suits the kami dwelling within.
Manicured Garden neutral The perfect garden maintains all five elements in harmony.
Mantis Seafarer neutral "Nothing compares with a fresh sea breeze."
Mantis Tenkinja neutral "None exist in the whole of the Emerald Empire who are as talented as they." – Yoritomo
Marauding Oni neutral "No price could be too high for victory."
Market of Kaze-no-Kami neutral The Daidoji learned long ago that the marketplace was merely another battlefield for them to master.
Master Alchemist dragon "The secrets of the elements are not kept by the kami alone."
Master of Gisei Toshi phoenix There are strict rules regarding the behavior of guests. There have never been any guests.
Master of the Swift Waves unicorn "When I call upon you, you will answer."
Matsu Berserker lion When the rage come forth, none could stand against them.
Matsu Gohei Unique lion "Why'd you want to fight me when you'd do such a bad job of it?"
Matsu Mitsuko Unique lion "You are a Unicorn without honor, just like your mother! You will fight me!"
Matsu Swiftspear lion "One does not achieve victory by holding forces in reserve." – Akodo's Leadership
Matsu Tsuko Unique lion "We take what we want by strength of honor, or not at all."
Meditations on the Tao neutral "Appreciation of beauty is the beginning of wisdom." – Tao of Shinsei
Meek Informant scorpion Samurai seldom notice peasants.
Peasants always notice samurai.
Meishōdō Wielder unicorn "I know the kami's Name. I can bend it to my will."
Midnight Prowler scorpion Those who know Ryokō Owari Toshi know not to stay out after nightfall.
Mirumoto Daishō dragon "When your opponent sees but a single blade, you have achieved victory." – Mirumoto's Niten
Mirumoto Hitomi Unique dragon Had there been a time when Hitomi smiled? Perhaps before her brother had died, but rarely since then…
Mirumoto Prodigy dragon Each new opponent showed her more of herself.
Miwaku Kabe Guard lion "This wall is as unassailable as the honor of the Lion."
Miya Mystic neutral "Most of my family speak to the citizens of the Empire. I speak to the kami of the land itself."
Miya Satoshi Unique neutral "You who would speak to the Son of Heaven would do well to speak first to me."
Moment of Perfect Beauty crane "Its pattern will never appear again" – Shinsei
Mono no Aware neutral Autum's voice falters
Visions of days together
Fade with the new snow
Moto Chagatai Unique unicorn "Where is it written that the Khan of Khans must always be a Shinjo?"
Moto Horde unicorn Felled by swords or trampled by hooves: to face them was to face death.
Moto Juro Unique unicorn "I will follow you, and they will follow me. Even to Jigoku itself."
Moto Nergüi Unique unicorn "Honor is for those with no deeds to their name."
Moto Outrider unicorn "Lands won on horseback ought to be ruled from horseback."
Moto Youth unicorn Strike your enemies with such speed they cannot think to strike back.
Naive Student phoenix "Your first lesson is to realize the facts alone cannot sway the soul." – Asako Hayate
Natural Negotiator unicorn "Beware the Ide with empty hands." – Ujik proverb
Noble Sacrifice crane There was no greater honor.
Obstinate Recruit lion Others might question his pride, assuming it would be his downfall. For him, it was a source of strength.
Oracle of Stone phoenix Pray it does not foretell disaster.
Ornate Fan neutral At times, the ornamentation is the point. At others, it is merely a distraction.
Otomo Courtier neutral "I speak with the voice of the Son of Heaven"
Outflank unicorn "Do not follow the roads your foe lays out for you. Blaze your own." – from the tactics of Shinjo Khulan Khan
Pacifism phoenix A peaceful environment leads to a peaceful mind.
Pacifist Philosopher phoenix “Use your sword. You will only prove me correct.”
Perfect Land Ethos neutral "Shoshi ni kie."
– chant of the Perfect Land Sect
Persuasive Counselor lion "You must not take offense at my words. Did your Bayushi not name himself a villain?"
Petal Village Estate scorpion For Imperial bureaucrats who cannot live in Otosan Uchi, a beautiful estate in one of the surrounding Petal Villages touts their noble station.
Pit Trap crab "My apologies, samurai-san. That pit was intended for goblins." – Kaiu Shuichi
Prayers to Ebisu neutral While some wish for glory, most simply desire comfort.
Prodigy of the Waves phoenix "To adapt and flow around any problem, this is the lesson of water." – Isawa's Elements
Purity of Spirit phoenix "One masters war by embracing peace." – Tao of Shinsei
Reader of Omens phoenix “I have never seen the birds this aggressive before...”
Ready for Battle lion "We are prepared to pay any price."
Reclusive Zokujin scorpion To see a Zokujin is a sign of great significance—the excitement of a myth sighted, and the dread of what drove it to the surface.
Reprieve crab There is one more thing that must be done.
Retreat neutral "The astute warrior who lives reaps three victories over the foolish warrior who dies." – Book of Sun Tao
Ride Them Down unicorn "We will bring the war to the Lion." – Moto Juro
Righteous Magistrate neutral Her gaze silences dissent.
Ring of Binding unicorn "For the next thousand days and a day, may you contemplate the suffering you have wrought upon the lives of innocents."
Roving Michibiku phoenix "The truth of the world can be found sitting at the riverside. The river never begins, the river never ends. All of life is like the river, lessons never begin and lessons never end." – Tao of Shinsei
Saadiyah al-Mozedu Unique unicorn "When I turned sixteen I vowed to escape or to die in the attempt, thereby to free my father to act against the caliph's tyranny."
Sadane Student crane "How adorable that you would wear something your little brother made for you."
Sake House Confidant scorpion “Would you like to concede?”
Savvy Politician crane For each of her accomplishments, she defended the praised to those around her, and in this manner their loyalty was secured.
Scene of the Crime dragon "See where the latch was splintered – this was not the work of shinobi, as they would have us believe."
Seal of the Crab crab In the name of Lord Hida Kisada, Defender of the Wall
Seal of the Crane crane In the name of her Elegance, Lady Doji Hotaru, Trusted Left Hand of the Emperor, Beautiful Mistress of the Arts, Skillful Daimyō‏‎ of the Doji, and Indomitable Champion of the Crane Clan.
Seal of the Dragon dragon In the name of Togashi Yokuni, the Enlightened, Master of the High House of Light, and Champion of the Dragon Clan
Seal of the Lion lion In the name of His Excellency, the Right Hand of the Emperor, High General, Champion of the Lion, and Daimyō of the Akodo, Toturi, son of Daio, son of Kozue, daughter of Yokutsune...
Seal of the Phoenix phoenix In the name of Lady Shiba Tsukune, the Soul of Shiba, Protector of the Council, Keeper of the Tao, Daimyō of the Shiba, and Champion of the Phoenix Clan.
Seal of the Scorpion scorpion In the name of Lord Bayushi Shoju, the Most Dutiful, Master of Secrets, among other titles known and unknown, Daimyō of the Bayushi, and the Champion of the Scorpion Clan
Seal of the Unicorn unicorn In the name of Lady Shinjo Altansarnai, Seeker of the Setting Sun, Khan of Khans, Mistress of the Five Winds, Daimyo of the Shinjo, and the Champion of the Unicorn Clan
Seeker of Enlightenment dragon "What is not wisdom?"
Sententious Poet crane "Please allow me to finish your composition. Your words inspire me towards the battle chants of the Moto."
Seppun Guardsman neutral "Our cousins, the Otomo, secure the Empire. We secure the Emperor."
Seppun Ishikawa Unique neutral "You are not worthy of her, Toturi-sama."
Seppun Truthseeker neutral "The number of Scorpions in our Emperor's counsel concerns me. I am certain they do not operate without an agenda."
Serene Warrior phoenix The real battle is fought against one's self.
Severed From the Stream phoenix "There is no place for you, not even the Void."
Shameless Gossip scorpion "I understand it was Seijuro-sama who was seen leaving the commander's battle tent when dawn broke."
Sharpen the Mind lion Even in peace, the warrior's mind cannot rest.
Sharpened Tsuruhashi crab The builder's ax makes no distinction between wood or skull.
Shiba Peacemaker phoenix A lifetime of peace is worth a moment of war.
Shiba Tetsu Unique phoenix “All that matters is that I serve my clan as best I am able.”
Shiba Tsukune Unique phoenix "I will do my best."
Shiksha Scout unicorn "We have seen much that is strange from the world. That our allies might be called strange is merely a compliment." – Shinjo Altansarnai
Shinjo Altansarnai Unique unicorn "This steed will not be broken to rein and saddle, nor will I compromise my clan in the name of peace."
Shinjo Ambusher unicorn "Entering an unfamiliar forest was your first mistake."
Shinjo Gunsō unicorn "March divided. Attack united." – from the tactics of Shinjo Khulan Khan
Shinjo Haruko Unique unicorn "I will forge my own destiny, and I do not need some treaty to do it."
Shinjo Outrider unicorn "I'm on my way."
Shinjo Saddle unicorn Among the Unicorn, one inherits more than just a daishō.
Shinjo Scout unicorn “The Scorpion have eyes in every court. We have eyes everywhere else.”
Shinjo Trailblazer unicorn "Do you fear what lies beyond your sight?"
Shinomen Wayfinders unicorn "There are strange creatures that lie within Shinomen that are… unlikely to greet us as friends. Stay on your guard." — Shinjo Tatsuo
Shiotome Encampment unicorn "We need not mar the purity of our intentions with mere words."
Shosuro Denmaru Unique scorpion "I fear I can offer nothing of value for your investigation. I generally leave matters of murder in Denmaru's hands." – Shosuro Hyobu
Shosuro Hametsu Unique scorpion Through blackmail, lies, and poison, he schemes to see his sister fall.
Shosuro Hyobu Unique scorpion "We have such pleasure to be enjoyed here. The finest wines. Gardens of rare flowers. The most meticulously trained geisha. All to soothe or calm your senses."
Shosuro Ibuki Unique scorpion "So long as they fear the knife's subtlety, you can trust you will remain safe at court."
Shosuro Sadako Unique scorpion Beneath the mask of the shinobi, nothing.
Shosuro Takao Unique scorpion Yojiro paused, unsure of how to read the next word. The characters read "shadow" and "form," but that introduced a paradox. Shadows had no form.
Shrine Maiden phoenix "My family has protected this shrine for generations, and we shall protect it for generations more."
Siege Captain crab He names each weapon he constructs after a Crab warrior who died bravely in battle, that their spirit might know revenge. And yet as fast as his hands work, the list of names grows faster still.
Silver-Tongued Magistrate crane “A beautiful Empire can only be build upon beautiful laws.”
Smoke and Mirrors scorpion "What was that!?"
Smuggling Deal crab "I never thought I would be outmaneuvered in a deal twice in one day… or that would I find myself grateful on both occasions." – Yasuki Taka
Sneaky Shinjo unicorn "Conceal yourself like the desert viper within the dunes."
Softskin scorpion "I wish you luck in your return to court."
Soshi Aoi Unique scorpion "You are volunteering to show me how to best interpret an old man, Yojiro-san?"
Soshi Illusionist scorpion "People only see what they hope to see."
Soshi Shiori Unique scorpion "The clans cannot strike at what they cannot perceive."
Speak to the Heart unicorn "Let this be a token of good will, that a prosperous future awaits us both."
Spoils of War unicorn "It would be a shame to leave such craftsmanship to rust."
Spreading the Darkness crab "Feast, kansen, upon this offering."
Stay Your Hand neutral "Another time, perhaps."
Steadfast Witch Hunter crab "The Shadowlands Taint can poison any soul. It is my duty to cleanse it from our ranks."
Steward of Law crane "There is no better armor then the editcs of Hantei-no-Kami."
Steward of the Rich Frog lion The City of the Rich Frog receives goods from all over Rokugan for trade. Whether the caretaking of those goods is meant to be overseen by the Lion, the Dragon, or the Unicorn depends upon who you ask.
Stoic Gunsō crab "We are the Wall."
Stoic Magistrate crab "There is no justice. There is just us."
Stolen Breath scorpion "You truly have nothing to say on the matter?"
Storied Defeat crane An honorable lineage, undone by a single stroke.
Student of Esoterica phoenix "Isawa Koutomo writes as if the Yobanjin could invoke without appealing to the kami. Surely this could not be the case!"
Student of War lion Each scar teaches her more than would a library.
Subterranean Guile crab "You'll get used to the smell." – Yasuki Fuzake
Swift Magistrate unicorn "It is our duty to temper the law with compassion."
Tactician's Apprentice lion "Chart us the fastest route through the city. We move at dawn."
Tactician's Camp lion "Lion generals sure do love a surprise… as long as it's planned." – Ikoma Ikehata
Tainted Koku scorpion "Some say greed is an illness. They don’t know how right they are." – Ikoma Ikehata
Tattooed Wanderer dragon It is said that Dragon shugenja and courtier are warriors, their warriors are monks, and their monks are inexplicable.
Teachings of the Elements phoenix "You cannot balance the elements when you are without balance." – Tao of Shinsei
The Art of War lion "Let your enemy see what he wishes to see, so that he will underestimate you." – Akodo's Leadership
The Path of Man phoenix “It is the nature of man to walk the path. It is the nature of man to turn from the path. This is the nature of man.”
– Shinsei’s
Gift, apocryphal
The Perfect Gift crane He had refused twice, but could not bring himself to refuse a third time.
The Spear Rushes Forth crane The Crane lives by the ceaseless vigilance of the Defenders of the Doji.
The Stone of Sorrows Unique dragon There is no sorrow greater than wisdom.
Third Tower Guard crab "Swords will break and spears will shatter, but our courage shall never falter."
Tireless Sōdan Senzo lion "The spirits cannot rest, so why should I?"
Togashi Initiate dragon "What is wisdom?"
Togashi Mendicant dragon “It was but a little I spent to save the kit, but had it cost a Fortune I would not have grudged it.”
Togashi Tadakatsu Unique dragon "The ant and the beetle are equal beneath the sun. The beetle and the ant are equal beneath the moon."
Togashi Yokuni Unique dragon "What transpires in our mountains is a mere pebble against the avalanche that is coming."
Togashi Yoshi Unique dragon "If I can provide some solace to those less fortunate, then perhaps I will understand my Champion's wisdom."
Tranquil Philosopher dragon "Enlightenment is the unbent blade of grass amidst a raging storm."
Tranquility dragon You have entered a state in which nothing can harm you.
Trusted Advisor dragon "I would be privileged that you would seek my insights in uncovering the truth of such a bizarre matter."
Truthseeker dragon "I recognized the ink that had been used, as one whose message could be hidden by clever alchemy."
Two-Heavens Technique dragon "One man, one sword, one strike." – Kakita
"Two hands." – Mirumoto
Ujik Tactics unicorn It was only by adopting the tactics of their assailants that the Ki-Rin Clan survived their journey across the Plain of Wind and Stone.
Unspoken Etiquette scorpion No one had informed the Hida visitors that gifts were expected for such an informal visit, but that didn't make their empty hands any less disgraceful.
Untamed Steppe unicorn "We are meant to hunt and ride free, not stay tethered to Khambulak like an ox on a string." – Moto Rurame
Utaku Mediator unicorn "It is difficult to speak clearly to those who have seen so little of the world."
Utaku Tetsuko Unique unicorn Not even her own sons were immune to her judgment. Morito and Tokei now wander Rokugan as mercenaries for daring to break Utaku law.
Valiant Oathkeeper phoenix "If the Isawa cannot be at peace, then of what value is my blade? If I would not die to uphold my oath, then of what value is my word? If you think me faithless, then you know nothing of the Shiba."
Vanguard Warrior crab "You will have the time you need. Use it wisely."
Vassal Fields neutral "New daimyō, same tax."
Venerable Historian lion "Only by looking to the past can we hope to conquer the future."
Vengeful Oathkeeper lion "When a samurai has said he will perform an action, it is as good as done." – Akodo's Leadership
Visiting Advisor unicorn She comes with foreign wisdom and leaves with fresh alliances.
Waning Hostilities neutral "Knowing your advantages does you no good if your enemy is able to keep you from employing them." – Tao of Shinsei
War Dog Master unicorn "If samurai were as loyal as dogs, there would be no need for Bushidō."
Warden of the Damned crab The wardens who attend to the Damned are as ruthless as they are courageous. They must stand ready to cut down the very companions whose humanity they seek to preserve."
Way of the Chrysanthemum neutral As Lady Sun's brilliance illuminates the land, so too does her chosen son radiate peace and prosperity to all Rokugan.
Way of the Crab crab Courage. Duty. Sacrifice.
Way of the Crane crane There is a proper technique for all things.
Way of the Dragon dragon Find your own path.
Way of the Lion lion "War is the most noble pursuit of a samurai. It gives him purpose and brings honor to his ancestors." – Akodo's Leadership
Way of the Phoenix phoenix Master the elements and be reborn.
Way of the Scorpion scorpion To combat the liars, the thieves and the traitors within the Great Clans, Bayushi's followers would have to lie, steal, and cheat in turn.
Way of the Unicorn unicorn One cannot capture the wind.
Web of Lies scorpion "You're sure this is not the home of Bayushi Shuzo?"
Wholeness of the World phoenix "The Master understands that the universe is out of his control. Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him." – Tao of Shinsei
Winds of Change phoenix "You cannot take back your words any more than you can bottle the evening breeze."
Windswept Yurt unicorn "After a week in the saddle, it felt like the Imperial Palace." – Shinjo Yasamura
Written in the Stars dragon "The time has come." – Togashi Mitsu
Yasuki Broker crab “We must make do with what little the Empire can spare.”
Yasuki Fuzake Unique crab When Yasuki Fuzake discovered the Round Ear Nezumi, his gentle stoicism made him strong new allies. His sensei, fierce and stubborn, was not so fortunate.
Yasuki Hikaru Unique crab "As a samurai in service to my clan, I cannot allow you to spread the Taint any further."
Yasuki Procurer crab "Have you considered a blade forged by Kakita Ashidaka to add to your family's heritage?"
Yasuki Taka Unique crab "I find the best use of my mouth is to bargain with it."
Yogo Kikuyo Unique scorpion “Not on my watch.”
Yogo Outcast scorpion Long ago, the Dark Kami himself cursed those carrying the Yogo bloodline to inevitably betray the one they love most.
Yogo Preserver scorpion “Yet surely it cannot be one of my origami moths in the lord’s kitchens—I have never set foot there. Unless you mean to suggest that my origami can fly?”
Yoritomo Unique neutral "Simply saying it does not make it so."
Young Harrier crane To do what we must.
Young Warrior unicorn Utaku women prove early on whether they have the strength and dedication to join the venerated ranks of the shiotome.