Here is my bounty for the Bride of the Empire
(1) If a Spider player wins the event chooses Daigotsu Anije
as Seiken's bride, he or she will receive $40 (US) from me.
Anije was a very interesting female character when we had little female characters. She is a former Hida bushi who was forced to join the Spider and serve in the Colonies as an extortionist. She was low-level, but I've always wanted to learn more about her story. Seiken despises the Spider (of Kanpeki), but a Hida bushi seems like a suitable spouse, Spider or not.
(2) If a Spider Player wins the Event and chooses Yunmen, the Whisper
as Seiken's bride, he or she will receive $30 (US) from me. She is our liason to the Order of Benten, was chosen by our iown Jason Pere and will teach her tricks to Omigawa. She should have more story.
(3) If corrupted characters are permitted (which I'm not sure of, but Tainted Gahseng was an Empress' Guard, too) and a Spider winner chooses one of the following characters, he or she will receive $20 (US) from me:
• Ninube (Toturi) Kaede; she is a former Empress, a former Toturi and now the Ninube daimyo freed from the Shadow Dragon's slavery. For her to sit on the throne again is an interesting story.
• Kokujin Kuchika, Blood of the Dark Lotus. Her artwork is awesome and I like the Order of the Dark Lotus since I first picked up a Shadowlands Deck in Lotus edition. That's reason enough.
• Daigotsu Sachio, she was the backbone of our Dark Virtue decks in Samurai Edition, has great artwork, but never got the storytime she deserves. Now we can remedy that.
(4) If a Spider (or Mantis
) player wins the event and chooses Yoritomo Aranai
, the Warlord of the Colonies, as Seiken's bride, he or she will receive $20 (US) from me. Aranai should be in her 40s or 50s, and she is currently a Fudoist monk. I realise that if she marries Seiken there must be some politicking behind it, as he probably would need a concubine to receive an heir. But Rokugan has been to much a blunt place as of late, we can use some political intrigue.
(5) If a winner of any clan
chooses a character who is positively connected by blood, via rebirth or student/teacher connection to the following characters (no sworn enemy, nemsis or suchlike), he or she receives $20 (US) from me. Something similar was asked for when Unaliged (Jigoku) won Gen Con. The prize character should be connected to M'rika and this has given us Otomo Suikihime.
• Fu Leng (dead)
• Daigotsu Yajinden
• Daigotsu Shimekiri
• Daigotsu Chaozhu (Naleesh's uncle, 'nuff said)
• Goju Yurishi
• Susumu Akurei (Winter Court 3 working horse for our delegation)
• Yoritomo Aranai (also available for Mantis players)