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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.


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[]

  • 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 of the Scorpion Clan

Name Set ID Deck Type
A Fate Worse Than Death Fate Has No Secrets 98 Conflict Event
Shosuro Actress Core Set 103 Dynasty Character
Shameless Gossip For the Empire 11 Dynasty Character
Shape the Flesh Honor in Flames 42 Conflict Attachment
Shepherd of Visages Clan War 50 Dynasty Character
Shiro Yogo Unique Under Fu Leng's Shadow 75 Stronghold
Shoju's Diviner Honor in Flames 33 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Actor Clan War 51 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Deceiver Coils of Power 96 Dynasty Character
Shadow Step The Temptation of the Scorpion 84 Conflict Event
Shosuro Denmaru Unique The Emperor's Legion 17 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Hametsu Unique Children of the Empire 35 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Hyobu Unique Warriors of the Wind 16 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Ibuki Unique Justice for Satsume 57 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Miyako Unique Core Set 104 Dynasty Character
Shosuro Miyako Unique Justice for Satsume 65 Conflict Character
Shosuro Sadako Unique All and Nothing 96 Conflict Character
Shadowed Alleyway Clan War 18 Province
Shadow Stalker Campaigns of Conquest 82 Dynasty Character
Silent Enforcer Under Fu Leng's Shadow 91 Dynasty Character
Opium Wastrel Underhand of the Emperor 18 Conflict Character
Meek Informant Tears of Amaterasu 17 Conflict Character
Messenger of Misfortune Honor in Flames 41 Conflict Character
Midnight Prowler Children of the Empire 32 Dynasty Character
Misinformation Into the Forbidden City 57 Conflict Event
Miyako's Undertaking Children of the Empire 72 Conflict Event
Oni Mask Meditations on the Ephemeral 117 Conflict Attachment
Open Window Campaigns of Conquest 83 Dynasty Holding
Palace Guard A Champion's Foresight 100 Dynasty Character
Seven Stings Keep Unique Spreading Shadows 25 Stronghold
Paralyzing Delicacy Rokugan at War 21 Conflict Event
Petal Village Estate A Champion's Foresight 101 Dynasty Holding
Reclusive Zokujin Elements Unbound 109 Dynasty Character
Sake House Confidant Meditations on the Ephemeral 109 Dynasty Character
Seal of the Scorpion For Honor and Glory 38 Conflict Attachment
Secret Cache Core Set 13 Province
Seize the Mind A Crimson Offering 64 Conflict Event
Shosuro Takao Unique Underhand of the Emperor 5 Dynasty Character
Silent Ones Monastery Unique In Pursuit of Truth 50 Province
Master Whisperer Clan War 53 Dynasty Character
Way of the Scorpion Core Set 185 Conflict Event
Unassuming Yōjimbō Core Set 181 Conflict Character
Unbridled Ambition Atonement 116 Province
Underhanded Samurai Peace at Any Cost 120 Dynasty Character
Unmask Children of the Empire 71 Conflict Event
Unspoken Etiquette The Children of Heaven 86 Conflict Event
Vice Proprietor Clan War 52 Dynasty Character
Way With Words In Pursuit of Truth 69 Conflict Attachment
Web of Lies Elements Unbound 103 Province
Thunder Guard Elite Spreading Shadows 37 Dynasty Character
Yogo Asami Unique Defenders of Rokugan 21 Dynasty Character
Yogo Hiroue Unique Core Set 106 Dynasty Character
Yogo Junzo Unique The Temptation of the Scorpion 73 Dynasty Character
Yogo Kikuyo Unique Disciples of the Void 25 Conflict Character
Yogo Outcast Core Set 100 Dynasty Character
Yogo Paramour A Crimson Offering 54 Dynasty Character
Yogo Preserver Bonds of Blood 30 Dynasty Character
Toshi Ranbo Unique For the Empire 1 Province
The Skin of Fu Leng The Temptation of the Scorpion 83 Conflict Attachment
Sinister Peacekeeper Twisted Loyalties 11 Dynasty Character
Soshi Shadowshaper Breath of the Kami 9 Dynasty Character
Sinister Soshi Core Set 97 Dynasty Character
Smoke and Mirrors Tears of Amaterasu 18 Conflict Event
Social Puppeteer Children of the Empire 34 Dynasty Character
Softskin Bonds of Blood 43 Conflict Attachment
Soshi Aoi Unique Underhand of the Emperor 7 Dynasty Character
Soshi Diviner As Honor Demands 112 Conflict Character
Soshi Illusionist Core Set 99 Dynasty Character
Soshi Shiori Unique The Fires Within 49 Dynasty Character
The Scorpion Clan Coup Twisted Loyalties 1 Province
Soshi's Memory Under Fu Leng's Shadow 112 Conflict Event
Stoke Insurrection As Honor Demands 113 Conflict Event
Stolen Breath Underhand of the Emperor 21 Conflict Attachment
Stolen Secrets Underhand of the Emperor 25 Conflict Event
Subterfuge Peace at Any Cost 129 Conflict Event
Suffer the Consequences Spreading Shadows 47 Conflict Event
Tainted Koku Tainted Lands 38 Conflict Attachment
Maze of Illusion Breath of the Kami 20 Conflict Event
Mark of Shame All and Nothing 97 Conflict Attachment
Acclaimed Geisha House Clan War 54 Dynasty Holding
By Any Means A Champion's Foresight 108 Conflict Event
Bayushi Yunako Unique Core Set 105 Dynasty Character
Bayushi's Whisperers Unique Underhand of the Emperor 10 Dynasty Character
Beautiful Entertainer As Honor Demands 104 Dynasty Character
Betrayed Vision Under Fu Leng's Shadow 113 Conflict Event
Blackmail Core Set 189 Conflict Event
Blackmail Artist Core Set 98 Dynasty Character
Brother's Gift Dōjō Underhand of the Emperor 2 Province
Calling in Favors Core Set 186 Conflict Event
Bayushi Traitor Clan War 84 Conflict Character
Castigated Shoju's Duty 129 Conflict Attachment
Chrysanthemum Steward Shoju's Duty 120 Dynasty Character
City of Lies Core Set 108 Dynasty Holding
City of the Open Hand Unique Core Set 6 Stronghold
Compelling Testimony Clan War 86 Conflict Event
Compromised Secrets Atonement 135 Conflict Attachment
Court Mask Core Set 182 Conflict Attachment
Bayushi Yojiro Unique For Honor and Glory 28 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Shoju (SD) Unique Shoju's Duty 121 Dynasty Character
Court of Deception Underhand of the Emperor 11 Dynasty Holding
Bayushi Aramoro Unique Underhand of the Emperor 8 Dynasty Character
Adept of Shadows Core Set 180 Conflict Character
Alibi Artist Underhand of the Emperor 4 Dynasty Character
Alluring Patron Bonds of Blood 42 Conflict Character
Ambush Core Set 188 Conflict Event
Attendant to the Emperor Children of the Empire 33 Dynasty Character
Back-Alley Hideaway Into the Forbidden City 47 Dynasty Holding
Backhanded Compliment The Chrysanthemum Throne 78 Conflict Event
Bayushi Collector Underhand of the Emperor 19 Conflict Character
Bayushi Shoju Unique Core Set 107 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Dairu Unique Masters of the Court 18 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Gensato Unique Seekers of Wisdom 16 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Kachiko Unique Into the Forbidden City 56 Conflict Character
Bayushi Kachiko (A) Unique Atonement 124 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Kachiko (PaP) Unique Print and Play D06 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Liar Core Set 95 Dynasty Character
Bayushi Manipulator Core Set 96 Dynasty Character
Court Novice Tainted Lands 29 Dynasty Character
Criminal Contacts Clan War 87 Conflict Event
Make an Opening Underhand of the Emperor 24 Conflict Event
Insolent Rival Underhand of the Emperor 6 Dynasty Character
Hidden Moon Dōjō Unique The Ebb and Flow 68 Dynasty Holding
I Can Swim Core Set 187 Conflict Event
Ignoble Enforcers Underhand of the Emperor 9 Dynasty Character
Illustrious Plagiarist Meditations on the Ephemeral 110 Dynasty Character
Imbued With Shadows Clan War 85 Conflict Event
Infiltrator The Fires Within 56 Conflict Attachment
Infiltrator's Tools Children of the Empire 69 Conflict Attachment
Keeper of Earth Core Set 215A Role
Governor's Spy Rokugan at War 12 Dynasty Character
Kirei-ko Children of the Empire 70 Conflict Event
Kunshu Unique Twisted Loyalties 20 Conflict Attachment
Kyūden Bayushi Unique Underhand of the Emperor 1 Stronghold
Liar's Mask Underhand of the Emperor 20 Conflict Attachment
Licensed Quarter The Children of Heaven 78 Dynasty Holding
Loyal Challenger Children of the Empire 31 Dynasty Character
Loyal Oathbreaker Under Fu Leng's Shadow 90 Dynasty Character
Heartless Intimidator Breath of the Kami 10 Dynasty Character
From the Shadows Underhand of the Emperor 23 Conflict Event
Cunning Magistrate Fate Has No Secrets 97 Conflict Character
Duty Underhand of the Emperor 22 Conflict Event
Cursecatcher In Pursuit of Truth 59 Dynasty Character
Deceptive Offer The Ebb and Flow 79 Conflict Event
Disciple of Deception Under Fu Leng's Shadow 89 Dynasty Character
Discourage Pursuit All and Nothing 98 Conflict Event
Disguised Protector The Ebb and Flow 67 Dynasty Character
Dispatch to Nowhere Spreading Shadows 38 Dynasty Event
Display of Loyalty Coils of Power 97 Dynasty Event
Effective Deception Justice for Satsume 46 Province
Forgery Campaigns of Conquest 91 Conflict Event
Emissary of Lies The Children of Heaven 77 Dynasty Character
False Loyalties For the Empire 20 Conflict Event
Favored Niece Core Set 102 Dynasty Character
Fawning Diplomat The Chrysanthemum Throne 70 Dynasty Character
Fiery Madness Core Set 183 Conflict Attachment
Final Whisper Coils of Power 107 Conflict Event
Forged Edict Core Set 184 Conflict Event
Young Rumormonger Core Set 101 Dynasty Character