4. Clan Wars Part 4. Undercooked Spaghetti

Episode 4 Sources and References

Cards

  • Kolat

    • Akodo Kage – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Akodo Kage (experienced) – “—” *Anvil of Despair*)
    • Akodo Kage – “The Lion are sworn to protect the Emperor, and when the Last Akodo falls, so shall the last Hantei.” – The Return of the Seven Thunders, Part I *(Emerald Edition)*
    • Akodo Kage – “With Toturi’s banishment, he is the last of the Akodo line. And when the last Akodo falls, so falls the last Hantei.” *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Clan Heartland – “Hoturi’s Clan has a single fortress left, and a few thousand men to hold it.” – Akodo Kage *(Crimson and Jade)*
    • Corrupted Copper Mine – “Not even Akodo Kage could foresee the tragedy that would befall Rokugan’s most honorable samurai.” *(Crimson and Jade)*
    • Kolat Assassin – “A silent, painful, honorless death awaits those who do not know the secrets of shadows.” *(Imperial edition)*
    • Kolat Infiltrator – “A name even the ninja of the Empire feared.” *(Imperial edition)*
    • Kolat Infiltrator – “But I was certain Lord Doji’s gift was in my pouch! Where can it be?” – A courtier’s last words *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Kolat Master – “—” *(Imperial edition)*
    • Kolat Servant – “—” *(Imperial edition)*
    • Kolat Oyabun – “My most trusted advisor pulled the knife from my side and smiled. ‘You will never even know why,’ he said as he slipped into the shadows.” *(Shadowlands)*
    • Kolat Saboteur – “—” *(Forbidden Knowledge)*
    • Kolat Whisperer – “—” *(Forbidden Knowledge)*
    • Kolat Instigator – “—” *(Anvil of Despair)*
    • Kolat Interference – “—” *(Anvil of Despair)*
    • Kolat Bodyguard – “—” *(Crimson and Jade)*
    • Kolat’s Favor – “All of this sabotage, and yet the Phoenix is free from such misfortune. What does that suggest to you, Lord Hida?” – Akodo Kage *(Crimson and Jade)*
    • Kolat Spy – “If we continue like dogs, barking and biting each other’s heels, we will die like dogs.” – Otaku Kamoko (Time of the Void)
    • Ninja Stronghold – “They are nothing more than an excuse for incompetent bodyguards and peasant superstition. There are no ninja, and I will hear nothing more on the matter.” – Akodo Kage” *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Personal Champion – “Kolat filth! If you even try to touch him, I will kill you.” – Koji Iname *(Imperial Edition)*
  • Oracles

    • Dark Oracle of Air – “Dark winds can blind your eyes to your goal…” *(Shadowlands)*
    • Dark Oracle of Earth – “…corrupted foundations can cause houses to fall…” *(Shadowlands)*
    • Dark Oracle of Fire – “…Fires of fury can burn courage from you soul…” *(Shadowlands)*
    • Dark Oracle of Water – “…and even salvation fails when the black tide swallows all.” *(Shadowlands)*
    • Look Into the Void – “The Oracle of Void is nowhere to be found. But then, the Dark Oracles are also incomplete…” – Isawa Kaede *(Emerald Edition)*
    • Oracle of Earth – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Oracle of Earth – “Mine is the way of the mountain, unmovable and sure…” *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Oracle of Fire – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Oracle of Fire – “…my way is the flame, uncertain but pure…” *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Oracle of the Void – “—” *(Time of the Void)*
    • Oracle of Water – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Oracle of Water – “…Mine is the way of the ocean, unfathomable and unforseen…” *(Obsidian Edition)*
    • Oracle of Wind – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Oracle of Wind – “…mine is the way of the willow, subtle and serene.” *(Obsidian Edition)*
  • (Elemental) Dragons

    • Air Dragon – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Dragon of Fire – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Earth Dragon – “It rose up from the earth itself, and the bushi fell back in awe as its talons fell upon us.” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Void Dragon – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
    • Water Dragon – “—” *(Imperial Edition)*
  • Elemental Terrors

  • Black Scrolls

    • A Black Scroll is Opened – “Deep in the heart of the Shadowlands, Junzo opens another scroll, and the souls of all of Rokugan’s shugenja shudder.” *(Forbidden Knowledge)*
    • Black Wind from the Soul – The Phoenix opened four scrolls, seeking forbidden knowledge that might aid them against Fu Leng. Their souls were the price for their discovery. Isawa Tadaka was the first to pay, summoning an oni and torturing it with the power granted by the third scroll. (Siege: Clan War)
    • Evil Ward – “Ancient scrolls have protected the Phoenix against the terrors of the Shadowlands, but what shall protect us?” – Kakita Yokune (Shadowlands)
    • The Iron Citadel – Born of the second scroll’s dark power, this fortress became the gathering place for Junzo’s army, an unspeakable horde of walking dead, monstrous oni, and hopelessly Tainted mortals. (Siege: Clan War)
    • A Terrible Oath – Kuni Yori completed his betrayal by using the tenth scroll to sacrifice Hida Sukune, younger son of the Great Bear. The atrocity granted his soldiers great power, but the cost was irredeemable corruption. (Siege: Clan War)
    • Touch of Fu Leng – Kuni Yori used the eighth scroll to raise an army of undead for the Crab warrior Hida Amoro. The Kuni believed his knowledge of the Shadowlands would let him use the scroll safely. The Taint soon proved him wrong. (Siege: Clan War)
    • An Untold Cost – “It’s as if the scrolls were giving that lifeforce to another. But who could it be?” *(Forbidden Knowledge)*
    • The Walking Horror of Fu Leng – Before the Clan War even began, the Fox lord Kitsune Gohei opened the fourth scroll in search of immortality. It did make him immortal, but the price was his humanity. His daughter Ryosei would hunt him for years, trying to purge the shame of his existence. (Siege: Clan War)
    • The Wasting Disease – Yogo Junzo opened the first scroll, spreading a foul plague across the Empire. Thousands died, wiping out the Hantei heirs and sickening the Emperor himself. Thus the Clan War became inevitable. (Siege: Clan War)
    • Yogo Junzo – “The guardian of the first Black Scroll has fallen prey to its corruptive power. Now he searches for the remaining scrolls…but for what purpose?” *(*Emerald Edition)

Tournaments/Votes

  • Imperial Herald Vote, 1996

    • Akodo Kage named as Kolat Master- For centuries, theirs has been an unknown power in Rokugan. All of that will change here. The Kolat will reveal their “most dreaded weapon” - one of the Clans has a Kolat Master in their midst.

Fictions

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