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Unicorn Clan
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Champion Shinjo Altansarnai
Families ShinjoMotoUtakuIdeIuchi

The Unicorn Clan is a Great Clan led by its Champion Shinjo Altansarnai.


For 800 years, the Ki-Rin Clan journeyed beyond Rokugan's borders, in search of external threats to the Emerald Empire. In these foreign lands, the clan learned to adapt, to do whatever it took to survive. The clan eventually returned to Rokugan, rechristened as the Unicorn Clan, its members speaking foreign tongues, wielding strange weapons, and drawing upon the kami using sorcery known as meishōdō.

The Unicorn's return was greeted as a barbarian invasion, carving a place in Rokugani society by breaking through the defenses mounted by the Crab and Lion clans. Reintegration has not been without difficulty, but there are lights in the darkness. An ancient treaty with the Crane was honored, providing the Unicorn a strong ally within the Empire. The Phoenix watch Unicorn magic with equal parts interest and concern. The Dragon perceive the wisdom of Shinjo's children, the Scorpion see the advantage in a pliable ally, and all Rokugan marvels at the speed and might of their magnificent steeds. Perhaps they are, finally, where they belong.

The Unicorn are an aggressive, practical, and nomadic clan that has mastered the arts of mobility and warfare. You must use the clan's powerful cavalry characters to outmaneuver your opponent during conflicts, bringing your characters into and out of conflict to keep your opponent on edge. The Unicorn are strongest when they are first to act, and much more comfortable attacking than defending, so be sure to play aggressively and get to your opponent before they get to you.[1]

Major Families[]

  • Shinjo family: Humble and optimistic by samurai standards, they have a strong sense of independence and care little for the subtleties of court life.
  • Moto family: Originally descended from nomadic barbarians in the Burning Sands, they maintain the foreign influences and avoid civilized life as much as possible.
  • Utaku family: A matriarchal family, their battle maidens are the most elite cavalry in the Empire.
  • Ide family: Patient diplomats who negotiated with foreigners during their travels, they have taken to their role as courtiers responsible for smoothing the integration of the Unicorn Clan into the Empire.
  • Iuchi family: Adaptable shugenja who wield strange foreign magics.


Cards of the Unicorn Clan

Name Set ID Deck Type
Adorned Barcha For the Empire 21 Conflict Attachment
Shinjo Gunsō Justice for Satsume 58 Dynasty Character
Shadow Steed Honor in Flames 43 Conflict Attachment
Shiksha Scout The Fires Within 57 Conflict Character
Shinjo Altansarnai Unique Core Set 121 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Altansarnai (AHD) Unique As Honor Demands 105 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Altansarnai (PaP) Unique Print and Play D07 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Ambusher Children of the Empire 73 Conflict Character
Shinjo Haruko Unique Masters of the Court 26 Conflict Character
Seal of the Unicorn Meditations on the Ephemeral 118 Conflict Attachment
Shinjo Kyōra Unique For the Empire 12 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Outrider Core Set 114 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Saddle For Honor and Glory 39 Conflict Attachment
Shinjo Scout Meditations on the Ephemeral 111 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Shono Unique Breath of the Kami 11 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Tatsuo Unique Core Set 120 Dynasty Character
Shinjo Trailblazer Warriors of the Wind 6 Dynasty Character
Seasoned Patroller Under Fu Leng's Shadow 93 Dynasty Character
Scouted Terrain Rokugan at War 23 Conflict Event
Shinomen Wayfinders Warriors of the Wind 19 Conflict Character
Press of Battle Tainted Lands 39 Conflict Event
Natural Negotiator The Children of Heaven 87 Conflict Attachment
Never Yield Spreading Shadows 48 Conflict Event
Nimble Noyan Honor in Flames 34 Dynasty Character
Open Field Skirmisher Coils of Power 98 Dynasty Character
Outflank A Champion's Foresight 110 Conflict Event
Outskirsts Sentry Children of the Empire 36 Dynasty Character
Overrun Coils of Power 108 Conflict Event
Reckless Avenger Under Fu Leng's Shadow 92 Dynasty Character
Scholar of Old Rempet In Pursuit of Truth 60 Dynasty Character
Reserve Tents Honor in Flames 35 Dynasty Holding
Ride On Peace at Any Cost 130 Conflict Event
Ride Them Down Fate Has No Secrets 99 Conflict Event
Ride at Dawn Campaigns of Conquest 84 Dynasty Event
Ring of Binding Warriors of the Wind 21 Conflict Attachment
Saadiyah al-Mozedu Unique Warriors of the Wind 8 Dynasty Character
Scarlet Sabre Under Fu Leng's Shadow 114 Conflict Attachment
Shinjo Yasamura Unique Defenders of Rokugan 22 Dynasty Character
Shiotome Encampment Breath of the Kami 12 Dynasty Holding
Moto Stables Spreading Shadows 40 Dynasty Holding
Way Station Trader Clan War 58 Dynasty Character
Utaku Tetsuko Unique Underhand of the Emperor 16 Dynasty Character
Utaku Yumino Unique Core Set 118 Dynasty Character
Visiting Advisor Warriors of the Wind 18 Conflict Character
War Dog Master Into the Forbidden City 49 Dynasty Character
Warrior Poet Core Set 117 Dynasty Character
Warriors of the Wind Warriors of the Wind 25 Conflict Event
Way of the Open Hand Clan War 89 Conflict Event
Utaku Mediator The Chrysanthemum Throne 71 Dynasty Character
Way of the Unicorn Core Set 198 Conflict Event
Wayfarer's Camp Justice for Satsume 59 Dynasty Holding
White Horde Vanguard Rokugan at War 13 Dynasty Character
Wild Stallion Warriors of the Wind 4 Dynasty Character
Wind's Path Unique Spreading Shadows 29 Province
Windswept Yurt Tears of Amaterasu 11 Dynasty Holding
Worldly Shiotome Atonement 126 Dynasty Character
Utaku Rumaru Unique Bonds of Blood 32 Dynasty Character
Utaku Kamoko Unique Children of the Empire 40 Dynasty Character
Shiotome Heroine Children of the Empire 39 Dynasty Character
Swift Magistrate Tears of Amaterasu 10 Dynasty Character
Shiro Shinjo Unique Warriors of the Wind 1 Stronghold
Sneaky Shinjo Tainted Lands 30 Dynasty Character
Speak to the Heart Warriors of the Wind 23 Conflict Event
Speak to the Heart (PaP) Print and Play - Conflict Event
Spoils of War Warriors of the Wind 24 Conflict Event
Spyglass Core Set 193 Conflict Attachment
Steed of the Steppes Campaigns of Conquest 92 Conflict Attachment
Talisman of the Sun Unique Meditations on the Ephemeral 119 Conflict Attachment
Utaku Infantry Core Set 110 Dynasty Character
The Western Wind The Temptation of the Scorpion 85 Conflict Event
Twilight Rider Spreading Shadows 39 Dynasty Character
Ujik Tactics Justice for Satsume 66 Conflict Event
Unfulfilled Duty Bonds of Blood 44 Conflict Event
Unleash the Djinn Elements Unbound 120 Conflict Event
Untamed Steppe Bonds of Blood 24 Province
Utaku Battle Steed Warriors of the Wind 22 Conflict Attachment
Moto Youth Core Set 109 Dynasty Character
Moto Outrider Shoju's Duty 123 Dynasty Character
Aggressive Moto Core Set 111 Dynasty Character
Endless Plains Skirmisher Clan War 57 Dynasty Character
Daikyū Under Fu Leng's Shadow 115 Conflict Attachment
Dark Resurrection The Temptation of the Scorpion 86 Conflict Event
Daughter of War Twisted Loyalties 21 Conflict Attachment
Dispatch All and Nothing 99 Conflict Event
Diversionary Maneuver Clan War 90 Conflict Event
Endless Plains Core Set 14 Province
Expert Bartering Clan War 88 Conflict Attachment
Current of the Beryt A Champion's Foresight 109 Conflict Attachment
Favored Mount Core Set 192 Conflict Attachment
Fields of the Wind Clan War 19 Province
Flank the Enemy Atonement 136 Conflict Event
Force of the River The Ebb and Flow 80 Conflict Attachment
Forthright Ide Clan War 59 Dynasty Character
Gaijin Customs The Chrysanthemum Throne 79 Conflict Event
Ganzu Warrior Atonement 125 Dynasty Character
Curved Blade Warriors of the Wind 20 Conflict Attachment
Countryside Trader Rokugan at War 22 Conflict Character
Golden Plains Peace at Any Cost 110 Province
Born in War Core Set 194 Conflict Attachment
Altansarnai's Vanguard Clan War 55 Dynasty Character
Aranat Unique Warriors of the Wind 11 Dynasty Character
Battle Maiden Recruit The Fires Within 50 Dynasty Character
Benevolent Ambassador Bonds of Blood 31 Dynasty Character
Bonds of Blood (card) A Crimson Offering 66 Conflict Event
Border Fortress Tainted Lands 22 Province
Border Rider Core Set 112 Dynasty Character
Breaking In Campaigns of Conquest 72 Province
Command the Tributary A Crimson Offering 65 Conflict Attachment
Breakthrough Core Set 195 Conflict Event
Captive Audience Core Set 196 Conflict Event
Cavalry Reserves Core Set 199 Conflict Event
Challenge on the Fields Children of the Empire 75 Conflict Event
Chasing the Sun Into the Forbidden City 58 Conflict Event
Child of the Plains Into the Forbidden City 48 Dynasty Character
Command By Name As Honor Demands 114 Conflict Event
Giver of Gifts Core Set 115 Dynasty Character
Golden Plains Outpost Unique Core Set 7 Stronghold
Moto Nergüi Unique Disciples of the Void 17 Dynasty Character
Meishōdō Wielder Core Set 113 Dynasty Character
Keeper of Secret Names A Champion's Foresight 102 Dynasty Character
Keeper of Water Core Set 217A Role
Khan's Ordu Warriors of the Wind 2 Province
Khanbulak Benefactor Twisted Loyalties 12 Dynasty Character
Know the Terrain Shoju's Duty 130 Conflict Event
Leniency Children of the Empire 76 Conflict Event
Master of the Swift Waves The Ebb and Flow 69 Dynasty Character
Merchant of Curiosities Clan War 56 Dynasty Character
Jewel of the Khamasīn Children of the Empire 74 Conflict Attachment
Minami Kaze Regulars Elements Unbound 110 Dynasty Character
Moto Ariq Unique The Emperor's Legion 18 Dynasty Character
Moto Beastmaster Under Fu Leng's Shadow 94 Dynasty Character
Moto Chagatai Unique Warriors of the Wind 10 Dynasty Character
Moto Conqueror Peace at Any Cost 121 Dynasty Character
Moto Horde Core Set 119 Dynasty Character
Moto Juro Unique Fate Has No Secrets 89 Dynasty Character
Join the Fray Clan War 91 Conflict Event
Iuchi Wayfinder Core Set 190 Conflict Character
Golden Plains Raider Shoju's Duty 122 Dynasty Character
Ide Ryōma Unique The Children of Heaven 79 Dynasty Character
Higashi Kaze Company Coils of Power 99 Dynasty Character
Hisu Mori Toride (Unicorn Clan) Unique Elements Unbound 101 Stronghold
Honest Challenger Children of the Empire 37 Dynasty Character
Hunting Falcon In Pursuit of Truth 70 Conflict Attachment
I Am Ready Core Set 197 Conflict Event
Ide Messenger Core Set 191 Conflict Character
Ide Negotiator Children of the Empire 38 Dynasty Character
Ide Tadaji Unique For Honor and Glory 29 Dynasty Character
Iuchi Soulweaver The Temptation of the Scorpion 74 Dynasty Character
Ide Trader Core Set 116 Dynasty Character
Invocation of Ash The Fires Within 58 Conflict Attachment
Iuchi Daiyu Unique Warriors of the Wind 9 Dynasty Character
Iuchi Farseer Warriors of the Wind 7 Dynasty Character
Iuchi Rimei Unique Seekers of Wisdom 17 Dynasty Character
Iuchi Shahai Unique All and Nothing 91 Dynasty Character
Iuchi Shahai (ACO) Unique A Crimson Offering 56 Dynasty Character
Young Warrior Warriors of the Wind 5 Dynasty Character