For the Empire

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For the Empire
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Product Code L5C19
Release Date 2019-06-20 [1]
Previous Masters of the Court
Next Bonds of Blood
Cycle Inheritance Cycle

For the Empire is the first Dynasty Pack of the Inheritance Cycle. [2]

The cover art of this set by Leo Avero is from the card Hantei Sotorii.

Cards[edit | edit source]

ID Name Clan Deck Type Traits Text Box
1 Toshi Ranbo Unique scorpion Province Imperial. This province starts the game faceup and cannot be turned facedown. It cannot be a stronghold province.
Characters played from this province enter play with 1 additional fate on them.
11 Shameless Gossip scorpion Dynasty Character Courtier. Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating, choose two characters controlled by the same player – move one status token from one of those characters to the other.
15 Moment of Perfect Beauty crane Conflict Event Philosophy. Action: During a conflict, if you control more honored participating characters than your opponent – after your opponent's next action opportunity, resolve the conflict as if both players passed consecutively.
20 False Loyalties scorpion Conflict Event Reaction: After an opponent wins a conflict, if he or she is more honorable than you, choose a participating character that opponent controls and a character in that opponent's home – switch those character's locations.
19 Command Respect lion Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, if you have fewer cards in your hand than your opponent – as an additional cost for your opponent to play an event during this conflict, that opponent must give you 1 honor. (Max 1 per conflict.)
3 Gateway to Meido neutral Province Cannot be a stronghold province.
During a conflict at this province, you may play characters from your dynasty discard pile into the conflict as if they were in your hand.
16 Greater Understanding dragon Conflict Attachment Attach to a ring.
Reaction: After fate is placed on attached ring – resolve that ring's effects as if you were the attacking player.
17 Blade of 10,000 Battles lion Conflict Attachment Weapon. Attach to a unique character you control. Limited. Restricted.
Reaction: After attached character wins a conflict, if you are more honorable than your opponent, choose a card in your conflict discard pile – add that card to your hand.
21 Adorned Barcha unicorn Conflict Attachment Gaijin. Weapon. Attach to a unique character you control. Limited. Restricted.
Action: During a military conflict in which attached character is not participating, choose a participating character – bow that character and move attached character to the conflict.
4 Hiruma Signaller crab Dynasty Character Bushi. Scout. Action: During a conflict in which this character is defending, sacrifice this character and choose a character you control – ready that character and move it to the conflict.
2 Scene of the Crime dragon Province Reaction: After this province is revealed – look at your opponent's hand.
8 Magistrate of Reason dragon Dynasty Character Courtier. Magistrate. As an additional cost for your opponent to trigger a character ability during a conflict in which this character is attacking, that opponent must spend 1 fate to an unclaimed ring.
6 Sententious Poet crane Dynasty Character Courtier. Reaction: After your opponent spends fate to play a card during a conflict in which this character is participating – gain 1 fate.
7 Esteemed Tea House crane Dynasty Holding Tea House. Action: During a conflict in which you control a participating Courtier, choose an attachment on a participating character – return that attachment to its owner's hand. That player cannot play copies of that card until the end of the phase.
12 Shinjo Kyōra Unique unicorn Dynasty Character Bushi. Cavalry. Disguised Cavalry.
Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating – switch the contested ring with a ring in the unclaimed ring pool. (The attacking player gains all fate on that ring. Retain the ring's conflict type.)
13 Hantei Sotorii Unique neutral Dynasty Character Bushi. Imperial. Crown Prince. Pride.
Action: During a military conflict in which this character is participating, choose a participating character — that character gets +3 glory until the end of the conflict.
9 Akodo Zentarō Unique lion Dynasty Character Bushi. Commander. Disguised Bushi.
Action: During a conflict in which this character is attacking, choose a non-unique holding in the attacked province – gain control of that holding and move it to one of your unbroken non-stronghold provinces, if able, discarding each other card in that province. Otherwise, discard it.
22 A Perfect Cut neutral Conflict Event Action: During a military conflict, choose a participating Bushi character – that character gets +2 military until the end of the conflict. If it wins the conflict, honor it.
19 Purity of Spirit phoenix Conflict Event Action: During a conflict, choose a participating Bushi character – honor that character. At the end of the conflict, discard any status tokens on it.
10 Shiba Sophist phoenix Dynasty Character Bushi. Scholar. Action: During a conflict in which this character is participating – search the top 5 cards of your conflict deck for a card that shares a Trait with an element of the contested ring, reveal it, and add it to your hand. Shuffle.
5 Fifth Tower Watch crab Dynasty Character Bushi. Army. No attachments except Weapon.
Interrupt: When you sacrifice a character, choose an opponent. That opponent must choose a character he or she controls with lower military skill than the sacrificed character – bow that character.
14 Give No Ground crab Conflict Event Philosophy. Action: During a military conflict, choose a defending character you control – until the end of the conflict, that character gets +2military and cannot have its skills reduced. (This includes by attachments, lasting effects, and status tokens.)

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