Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Breaking an opponent's Stronghold is one of the three victory conditions of the game.
"At the beginning of the game, a card from the top of your dynasty deck is placed on top of each of the four province cards between your [Dynasty deck and your Conflict deck], while the fifth province hosts your stronghold.
Breaking enemy provinces moves you directly closer to victory in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. Though your opponents can still play new cards from their broken provinces, if you break three of your opponent’s four provinces, you will be allowed to declare conflicts against their stronghold.
A clan’s stronghold is the seat of its power, providing your supply of fate, determining your starting honor, and offering a powerful ability that can be used throughout the game. Underneath your stronghold, you’ll place a fifth province card at the beginning of the game, like the four province cards that you’ve placed between your dynasty deck and your conflict deck. Your opponent’s stronghold will be the site of a dramatic final conflict, and whether that takes the form of a military siege or a measured political negotiation is up to you. Either way, if you can break your opponent’s stronghold province (after breaking three of his other provinces), you immediately win the game."
Cards[edit | edit source]
|City of the Open Hand||City.||+1||10||+7||10||Action: If you are less honorable than an opponent, bow this stronghold – take 1 honor from that player.|
|Golden Plains Outpost||Outpost.||+0||10||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold. Choose a Cavalry character you control – move it to that conflict.|
|Hisu Mori Toride (Lion Clan)||Fort.||+2||11||+7||9||Reaction: After you win a conflict by 5 or more skill, bow this stronghold and sacrifice a (friendly) Bushi character – you may declare an additional conflict this phase.|
|Hisu Mori Toride (Unicorn Clan)||Fort.||+1||11||+7||10||Reaction: After you win a conflict with more participating characters than your opponent, bow this stronghold and sacrifice a (friendly) Cavalry character – you may declare an additional conflict this phase.|
|Isawa Mori Seidō||Shrine.||+2||11||+7||10||Action: Bow this stronghold, choose a character – that character gets +2 glory until the end of the phase.|
|Kyūden Bayushi||Palace.||+2||9||+7||9||Action: Bow this stronghold and choose a dishonored character you control – ready that character. If you have 6 or fewer honor, that character gets +1 and +1 until the end of the phase.|
|Kyūden Isawa||Library. Palace.||+1||11||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – play a Spell event from your conflict discard pile as if it were in your hand. Remove that spell from the game.|
|Kyūden Kakita||Palace.||+1||11||+7||9||Reaction: After a duel resolves, bow this strnghold and choose a character you control which was involved in the duel – honor that character.|
|Mountain's Anvil Castle||Castle.||+2||11||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold. Choose a participating character with 1 or more attachments on it – until the end of the conflict, that character gets +1 and +1 (+2 and +2 instead if it has 2 or more attachments on it).|
|Shiro Nishiyama||Castle.||+3||10||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – each defending character you control gets +1 and +1 until the end of the conflict.|
|Shiro Shinjo||Castle.||+1||10||+6||10||Reaction: After you collect fate during the dynasty phase, choose an opponent and bow this stronghold – gain 1 fate for each faceup non-stronghold province controlled by that player.|
|Shizuka Toshi||City.||+2||11||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold, choose a participating character with skill 2 or lower – bow that character.|
|Yōjin no Shiro||Castle.||+2||12||+7||10||Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – each attacking character you control gets +1 until the end of the conflict.|
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