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Scorpion Clan

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Scorpion Clan
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Champion Bayushi Shoju
Families BayushiShosuroSoshiYogo

The Scorpion Clan is a Great Clan led by its Champion Bayushi Shoju and his wife, Bayushi Kachiko.

Description[edit | edit source]

With six terrible words, the Kami Bayushi set his followers in the newly founded Scorpion Clan on a dark and dangerous path. Enemies loomed beyond Rokugan's borders, but they also lurked within them. Bayushi swore to protect the Empire by any means necessary. Where the Code of Bushidō tied the Emperor's Left and Right Hands-the courtiers of the Crane and the mighty legions of the Lion-the Emperor's Underhand could still reach. 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. The weapons of the Scorpion became blackmail and poison and sabotage. The Scorpion dirtied their hands so that others' could remain pure.

Yet in spite of-and perhaps because of-the clan's fearsome reputation, there is none more loyal than a Scorpion. In a clan of deceivers and manipulators, trust is a hard-earned treasure to be cherished and guarded. Such fierce loyalty is a small consolation, at least, given the dangerous but vital role the Scorpion have played in the Empire from the moment their Kami spoke his fateful words: "I will be your villain, Hantei."

While playing the Scorpion Clan, you'll want to make high honor bids in order to draw extra cards and surprise your opponents with potent tricks and traps. Yet you must always maintain your deepest loyalty, lest you lose all honor and the game. Dishonor is also a powerful tool when turned against your foes to keep their skill low and their hopes of beating you in conflict even lower.[1]

Major Families[edit | edit source]

  • Bayushi family: The public face of the Scorpion, they produce most of the bushi and courtiers and are well known as master manipulators.
  • Shosuro family: Entertainers and artists publicly, they provide the majority of the clan's scouts, spies, assassins, and saboteurs.
  • Soshi family: The spiritual center of the clan, they are a family of shugenja specializing in illusions and information gathering.
  • Yogo family: Descended from a Phoenix Clan shugenja, their entire lineage is cursed to betray the one they care about most. Their magic is oriented towards wards and protective charms and they are dedicated to fighting the Shadowlands and its influence.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Cards of the Scorpion Clan
Name Set ID Deck Type
Adept of Shadows Core Set 180 Conflict Character
Ambush Core Set 188 Conflict Event
Bayushi Liar Core Set 95 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Manipulator Core Set 96 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Shoju Unique Core Set 107 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Yunako Unique Core Set 105 Dynasty Character
Blackmail Artist Core Set 98 Dynasty Character
Blackmail Core Set 189 Conflict Event
Calling in Favors Core Set 186 Conflict Event
City of Lies Core Set 108 Dynasty Holding
City of the Open Hand Unique Core Set 6 Stronghold
Court Mask Core Set 182 Conflict Attachment
Favored Niece Core Set 102 Dynasty Character
Fiery Madness Core Set 183 Conflict Attachment
Forged Edict Core Set 184 Conflict Event
I Can Swim Core Set 187 Conflict Event
Secret Cache Core Set 13 Province
Seeker of Air Core Set 214B Role
Shosuro Actress Core Set 103 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Miyako Unique Core Set 104 Dynasty Character
Sinister Soshi Core Set 97 Dynasty Character
Smoke and Mirrors Tears of Amaterasu 18 Conflict Event
Soshi Illusionist Core Set 99 Dynasty Character
Unassuming Yōjimbō Core Set 181 Conflict Character
Way of the Scorpion Core Set 185 Conflict Event
Yogo Hiroue Unique Core Set 106 Dynasty Character
Yogo Outcast Core Set 100 Dynasty Character
Young Rumormonger Core Set 101 Dynasty Character

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