As a disconnected rabble of undead, tainted samurai, goblins, ogres, oni, and other monstrosities, the Shadowlands forces have no stronghold to rally around and defend. They are united only by the might of a single warlord, who forms the centerpiece of their armies in the game. There are three distinct warlords included in Under Fu Leng's Shadow, represented by double-sided cards with tweaked abilities to reflect the cooperative variant or the challenge variant.
As the replacement for the stronghold, the warlord determines how much fate the Shadowlands will generate each round. Warlord isn't always in play as a character, but its abilities are always active and the player can use them to shape the battlefield even when the warlord is out-of-play.
|Akuma no Oni||Oni. Champion.||5||7||2||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Action: Choose a character. Its controller selects one – either remove all fate from that character or you may declare an additional conflict this phase.
|Akuma no Oni (coop)||Oni. Champion.||5||7||2||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Reaction: After you collect fate in the dynasty phase, each opponent chooses a non- character with three or lower skill – bow each chosen character.
|Atsuko the Calamitous||Oni. Champion.||5||2||7||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Reaction: Choose an opponent to select one – either that player sacrifices a character, or you play a character from your dynasty discard pile as if it were in your hand, reducing its cost by 2.
|Atsuko the Calamitous (coop)||Oni. Champion.||5||2||7||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Reaction: After you collect fate in the dynasty phase – remove 2 random cards in each opponent's dynasty discard pile from the game. Bow each character in play with the same name as a card removed from the game this way.
|The Obsidian Flower||Oni. Champion.||5||4||4||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Action: Choose a tainted character an opponent controls. Its controller selects one – either each opponent loses 2 honor, or you gain control of the chosen character and it gains a clan symbol.
|The Obsidian Flower (coop)||Oni. Champion.||5||4||4||0||Corrupted. No non- attachments.|
Reaction: After you collect fate in the dynasty phase – each opponent taints a character they control.