Meta Check – Bologna Kotei

Meta Check – Bologna Kotei

This Kotei at Bologna is the last in the season and will determine which clan hosts Winter Court this year and also which clan is awarded the story prize of guarding the Emperor’s sword Kunshu.


The event is up on Lotus Pavilion here. Attendance was poor for this event with a total of 26 players, nonetheless, 7 players enter into the event as Hatamoto presumably battling for the top of clan title and the free flight and accommodation at Winter Court.


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At the end of day 1, 6 players had only 1 game loss. Due to the small size of the event, the TO (wisely) opted for only 5 rounds and cut to top 8.

  • Norbert Vincze – Scorpion (Hatamoto)
  • Alessandro Apicella – Crane (Hatamoto)
  • Pietro Sebastiano Monari – Scorpion
  • Terék Milán – Unicorn (Hatamoto)
  • Marios Bounakis – Lion (Hatamoto)
  • John Papadakis – Unicorn
  • Daniel Correas – Crab (Hatamoto)
  • Lorenzo Becchetti – Crane

That leaves Dragon, and Phoenix Hatamoto who didn’t qualify for day 2.

  • Ákos Hirt – Phoenix (Hatamoto)
  • Michele Carrieri – Dragon (Hatamoto)

Day 2 bracket is up here and the finals are currently under way.

Congrats to Pietro on winning the last Kotei of the season for the Scorpion!

Pietro's - Winner - Scorpion
Bologna Kotei Champion – Pietro Sebastiano Monari
By: Rob

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Keeper of Air
Abandoning Honor (The Fires Within)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Secret Cache (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (32)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
2 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
3 Court Novice (Tainted Lands)
2 Sinister Soshi (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
2 Loyal Challenger (Children of the Empire)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
2 Shameless Gossip (For the Empire)
2 Favored Niece (Core)
3 Fawning Diplomat (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Hantei Sotorii (For the Empire)

Holding (8)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
1 Hidden Moon Dōjō (The Ebb and Flow)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (41)
Attachment (3)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (7)
1 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
2 Seeker of Knowledge (Core)
2 Cunning Magistrate (Fate Has No Secrets)
1 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (31)
1 All and Nothing (All and Nothing)
2 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
1 Banzai! (Core)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
1 Kirei-ko (Children of the Empire)
1 Maze of Illusion (Breath of the Kami)
3 Display of Power (Core)
2 I Can Swim (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Marios - Top 2 - Lion
Bologna kotei top 2 – Marios Bounakis
By: Rob

Yōjin no Shiro (Core)
Support of the Scorpion
Dishonorable Assault (Bonds of Blood)
Entrenched Position (Core)
Manicured Garden (Core)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Shameful Display (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (33)
2 Obstinate Recruit (Core)
3 Ikoma Prodigy (Core)
3 Matsu Berserker (Core)
2 Tactician’s Apprentice (All and Nothing)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
2 Venerable Historian (Core)
1 Akodo Zentarō (For the Empire)
3 Ikoma Ikehata (The Fires Within)
1 Implacable Magistrate (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Kitsu Spiritcaller (Core)
3 Lion’s Pride Brawler (Core)
3 Akodo Kaede (Bonds of Blood)
1 Honored General (Core)
3 Akodo Toturi (Core)
1 Ikoma Ujiaki (For Honor and Glory)

Holding (7)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (41)
Attachment (7)
3 Ornate Fan (Core)
2 Cloud the Mind (Core)
2 Finger of Jade (Tears of Amaterasu)

Character (9)
2 Ageless Crone (Into the Forbidden City)
2 Bayushi Collector (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)
1 Yogo Kikuyo (Disciples of the Void)

Event (25)
2 A Legion of One (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Assassination (Core)
2 Banzai! (Core)
1 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Ready for Battle (Core)
2 Way of the Lion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
1 Peasant’s Advice (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Strength in Numbers (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Daniel - Top 4 - Crab
Bologna kotei top 4 – Daniel Correas
By: Rob

Shiro Nishiyama (Core)
Keeper of Air
Manicured Garden (Core)
Meditations on the Tao (Core)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (29)
3 Hida Guardian (Core)
3 Kaiu Envoy (Core)
3 Third Tower Guard (Breath of the Kami)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Shrewd Yasuki (Core)
3 Vanguard Warrior (Core)
3 Yasuki Oguri (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Hida Yakamo (Children of the Empire)
3 Miya Satoshi (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
3 Yasuki Broker (Elements Unbound)

Holding (11)
3 Funeral Pyre (Core)
3 Iron Mine (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Karada District (Tears of Amaterasu)
3 Kuni Laboratory (All and Nothing)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (3)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (10)
2 Hiruma Skirmisher (Into the Forbidden City)
2 Nezumi Infiltrator (The Ebb and Flow)
2 Stoic Gunsō (Core)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)
2 Warden of the Damned (Justice for Satsume)

Event (27)
2 Assassination (Core)
3 Banzai! (Core)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 Defend Your Honor (Children of the Empire)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Rebuild (Core)
2 Spreading the Darkness (Tainted Lands)
1 In Defense of Rokugan (Children of the Empire)
2 Kirei-ko (Children of the Empire)
3 Way of the Crab (Core)
2 Prayers to Ebisu (Children of the Empire)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Lorenzo - Top 4 - Crane
Bologna kotei top 4 – Lorenzo Bechetti
By: Rob

Kyūden Kakita (Masters of the Court)
Keeper of Air
Magistrate Station (Elements Unbound)
Manicured Garden (Core)
Rally to the Cause (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (33)
3 Callow Delegate (All and Nothing)
2 Doji Whisperer (Core)
3 Brash Samurai (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Doji Challenger (Core)
2 Kakita Kaezin (Core)
3 Paragon of Grace (Children of the Empire)
3 Asahina Takamori (Masters of the Court)
3 Guest of Honor (Core)
2 Kakita Toshimoko (Children of the Empire)
3 Daidoji Uji (Masters of the Court)
3 Kakita Yoshi (Into the Forbidden City)

Holding (7)
2 Esteemed Tea House (For the Empire)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Kakita Dōjō (Children of the Empire)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (10)
1 Daimyō’s Gunbai (Masters of the Court)
2 Fine Katana (Core)
2 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Favored Mount (Core)
2 Talisman of the Sun (Meditations on the Ephemeral)

Character (4)
2 Iuchi Wayfinder (Core)
2 Political Rival (Core)

Event (26)
1 Assassination (Core)
2 Banzai! (Core)
3 Court Games (Core)
2 Defend Your Honor (Children of the Empire)
3 For Shame! (Core)
2 Gossip (Masters of the Court)
3 Voice of Honor (Core)
3 Way of the Crane (Core)
2 Gaijin Customs (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

John - Top 8 - Unicorn
Bologna kotei top 8 – John Papadakis
By: Rob

Hisu Mori Toride (Elements Unbound)
Keeper of Earth
Gateway to Meido (For the Empire)
Khan’s Ordu (Warriors of the Wind)
Manicured Garden (Core)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (32)
3 Battle Maiden Recruit (The Fires Within)
3 Moto Youth (Core)
3 Utaku Infantry (Core)
3 Border Rider (Core)
3 Honest Challenger (Children of the Empire)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Shinjo Gunsō (Justice for Satsume)
3 Shinjo Trailblazer (Warriors of the Wind)
2 Moto Nergüi (Disciples of the Void)
2 Utaku Tetsuko (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Shinjo Kyōra (For the Empire)
2 Shinjo Shono (Breath of the Kami)

Holding (8)
1 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Shiotome Encampment (Breath of the Kami)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Windswept Yurt (Tears of Amaterasu)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (8)
3 Curved Blade (Warriors of the Wind)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
2 Talisman of the Sun (Meditations on the Ephemeral)

Character (10)
3 Hiruma Skirmisher (Into the Forbidden City)
2 Iuchi Wayfinder (Core)
3 Shinjo Ambusher (Children of the Empire)
2 Shinomen Wayfinders (Warriors of the Wind)

Event (22)
3 Banzai! (Core)
3 Captive Audience (Core)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Rebuild (Core)
3 Spoils of War (Warriors of the Wind)
3 Ujik Tactics (Justice for Satsume)
2 Unfulfilled Duty (Bonds of Blood)
3 Cavalry Reserves (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Norbert - Top 8 - Scorpion
Bologna kotei top 8 – Norbert Vincze
By: Rob

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Keeper of Air
Effective Deception (Justice for Satsume)
Meditations on the Tao (Core)
Rally to the Cause (Core)
Secret Cache (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (32)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
3 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Shameless Gossip (For the Empire)
2 Favored Niece (Core)
2 Shosuro Actress (Core)
3 Bayushi Aramoro (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Shosuro Ibuki (Justice for Satsume)
3 Bayushi Shoju (Core)

Holding (8)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
1 Hidden Moon Dōjō (The Ebb and Flow)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (3)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (6)
1 Bayushi Collector (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
2 Cunning Magistrate (Fate Has No Secrets)
1 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)

Event (31)
2 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Banzai! (Core)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
1 Voice of Honor (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
2 Kirei-ko (Children of the Empire)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)
1 I Can Swim (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Terek - Top 8 - Unicorn
Bologna kotei top 8 – Terek Milan
By: Rob

Hisu Mori Toride (Elements Unbound)
Keeper of Earth
Border Fortress (Tainted Lands)
Endless Plains (Core)
Gateway to Meido (For the Empire)
Khan’s Ordu (Warriors of the Wind)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (35)
3 Battle Maiden Recruit (The Fires Within)
2 Child of the Plains (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Moto Youth (Core)
2 Utaku Infantry (Core)
3 Border Rider (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Shinjo Gunsō (Justice for Satsume)
1 Shinjo Trailblazer (Warriors of the Wind)
3 Young Warrior (Warriors of the Wind)
2 Moto Nergüi (Disciples of the Void)
3 Utaku Tetsuko (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Shinjo Kyōra (For the Empire)
2 Shinjo Shono (Breath of the Kami)
3 Moto Chagatai (Warriors of the Wind)

Holding (5)
3 Shiotome Encampment (Breath of the Kami)
2 Windswept Yurt (Tears of Amaterasu)

Conflict (42)
Attachment (9)
3 Curved Blade (Warriors of the Wind)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
2 Talisman of the Sun (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Adorned Barcha (For the Empire)

Character (7)
2 Iuchi Wayfinder (Core)
3 Shinjo Ambusher (Children of the Empire)
2 Shinomen Wayfinders (Warriors of the Wind)

Event (26)
1 Assassination (Core)
3 Banzai! (Core)
2 Captive Audience (Core)
1 Challenge on the Fields (Children of the Empire)
2 Ready for Battle (Core)
1 Sabotage (Tainted Lands)
3 Spoils of War (Warriors of the Wind)
2 Ujik Tactics (Justice for Satsume)
3 Charge! (Core)
3 Strength in Numbers (Core)
2 Unfulfilled Duty (Bonds of Blood)
3 Cavalry Reserves (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Allessandro - Top 8 - Crane
Bologna kotei top 8 – Allessandro Apicella
By: Rob

Kyūden Kakita (Masters of the Court)
Keeper of Air
Magistrate Station (Elements Unbound)
Manicured Garden (Core)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Shameful Display (Core)
Vassal Fields (Children of the Empire)

Dynasty(40)
Character (31)
2 Callow Delegate (All and Nothing)
3 Iwasaki Pupil (Masters of the Court)
3 Brash Samurai (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
2 Doji Shigeru (Disciples of the Void)
1 Kakita Kaezin (Core)
3 Paragon of Grace (Children of the Empire)
3 Asahina Takamori (Masters of the Court)
3 Guest of Honor (Core)
3 Kakita Toshimoko (Children of the Empire)
3 Daidoji Uji (Masters of the Court)
2 Kakita Yoshi (Into the Forbidden City)

Holding (9)
2 Artisan Academy (Core)
2 Esteemed Tea House (For the Empire)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Kakita Dōjō (Children of the Empire)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (41)
Attachment (9)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
3 Letter from the Daimyō (Masters of the Court)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (6)
2 Doji Fumiki (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Political Rival (Core)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)

Event (26)
1 Assassination (Core)
2 Banzai! (Core)
2 Court Games (Core)
2 Defend Your Honor (Children of the Empire)
3 For Shame! (Core)
2 Spies at Court (Core)
3 Voice of Honor (Core)
3 Way of the Crane (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
1 Duel to the Death (Bonds of Blood)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com


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6 Replies to “Meta Check – Bologna Kotei”

  1. I wanna say thank to Marios Bounakis, the other finalist, who is the most honorable player I have ever met. I ve made a huge mistake in the final, such big he could have claim the victory for himself but he say “do I have to win like this? No! let s play!” A great player, a gret man

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