Kolat Information Network: Ivory Previews

Kolat_Information_NetworkWelcome to our official previews for Ivory Edition.  We have four cards to reveal to you today, thanks to our man on the inside, L5R Community Manager Seth Anthony.

This first card has a long history within the game and one that saddens us because of the effect it has on the Kolat:

Ivory Edition Final-323

We’d have gotten away with it to if it weren’t for you meddling kids!  Stopping a Ninja, Assassin or Kolat card is great but making them lose 5 honor too hits very hard in this format.  This card has been printed from Imperial through Gold Edition.

Our next preview may not seem like something the Kolat would do (affect wise) but the name certainly applies to our grand schemes:

Ivory Edition Final-362This originally fixed card from the Test of Emerald & Jade Championship set is another card that allows you to commit seppuku but it also rehonors one of your personalities and gains you 2 honor.  With the changes to dishonor and the removal of the rulebook Seppuku action, a meta card like this might be very necessary.

Our next preview is a staple trick of the Kolat:

Ivory Edition Final-353Being a long standing reprint (Honor Bound, Diamond, Lotus, and Emperor), this card is great on attack or on defense.  While it has more draft potential, this card seems like a fine constructed worthy card if we start seeing super units (a unit with a bunch of attachments stacked on it).

Our last preview truly sums up the Kolat (even though the artwork is of a Scorpion):

Ivory Edition Final-326Choices, choices.  Men of Cunning was originally printed in the Dawn of the Empire set and saw extensive play during the Diamond / Lotus arc.  The card nets you something on all fronts.  You either get a card out of your opponent’s hand and draws you a card or you get to bow the targeted personality.  I can see this being used in military (either hits their hand or bows a key personality) and in honor or dishonor control decks (possibly removes meta from their hand or keeps a key personality from assigning to attack).

“There is no escape from the Tiger.”


Yoritomo Arashi

A member of the Mantis Clan, Yoritomo Arashi has been masterful at gathering information for the Silken Sect. The master of information founded The Kolat Informant blog in March of 2011 and The Oni's Eye Podcast in October 2013.