Meta Check – Athens

Meta Check – Athens

This weekend is the first Greek Kotei. The players in Greece have been an important feature of the European player base for over 20 years and have a well-earned reputation for creativity and innovation.

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Updates as we get them.https://thelotuspavilion.com/tournaments/3972

60 players in total (give or take some drops) with a decent spread across all clans.

At the end of the swiss 6 players qualified. The top finisher Luiz with Scorpion was the only player undefeated.

  • Luiz Bretas – Scorpion – City of the Open Hand – Seeker of Air
  • Vasilis Kir. – Phoenix – Keeper of Air
  • Erik Baalhuis Shogun – Crane – Seeker of Fire
  • Giwrgos Zoumpourlis – Phoenix – Seeker of Air
  • Stefanos Michalakis – Phoenix – Kyūden Isawa – Seeker of Air
  • Panagiotis Xanthopoulos – Crab – Keeper of Water

Updated. Looks like they’re padding out the cut to top 8. Hopefully we’ll see this as the consistent approach in future as it’s nice to have a full bracket.

  • Konstantinos Christakis – Scorpion
  • Akis Chotemis – Scorpion

Not qualifying for the cut, but still Hatamoto are

  • Nikos Androulakis – Dragon
  • Alexis Chionis – Unicorn
  • Marios Bounakis – Lion

More as we get it!


Day 2

Current situation:

Congrats to Panos for his win with Crab!

We also had a side event which is worth mentioning. Save up on Lotus Pavilion here. There were two undefeated players, Alexis Chonis playing Unicorn and Papadakis Giorgos playing Crane. Notably, Alexis was top Unicorn the day before but today had a different deck!

Decklists once we find them

Panagiotis Xanthopoulos Winning Crab Deck
Link
Athens Kotei Champion Decklist
By: Notfragile

Shiro Nishiyama (Core)
Keeper of Water
Flooded Waste (The Ebb and Flow)
Manicured Garden (Core)
Meditations on the Tao (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (31)
2 Hida Guardian (Core)
3 Kaiu Envoy (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Shrewd Yasuki (Core)
3 Vanguard Warrior (Core)
3 Borderlands Defender (Core)
2 Hida Yakamo (Children of the Empire)
3 Kaiu Shuichi (Core)
3 Miya Satoshi (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
3 Steadfast Witch Hunter (Core)
3 Hida Kisada (Core)

Holding (9)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Iron Mine (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Karada District (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Kuni Laboratory (All and Nothing)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (15)
2 Fine Katana (Core)
3 Ornate Fan (Core)
2 Reprieve (Core)
3 Spyglass (Core)
2 Talisman of the Sun (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
3 Watch Commander (Core)

Character (6)
3 Hiruma Skirmisher (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Iuchi Wayfinder (Core)

Event (19)
1 Assassination (Core)
3 Banzai! (Core)
1 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
2 Defend Your Honor (Children of the Empire)
3 Rebuild (Core)
3 Fight On (The Ebb and Flow)
2 The Mountain Does Not Fall (Core)
1 Way of the Crab (Core)

Luiz Bretas' Second place Scorpion deck
Link
2nd at Athens – Crane is the best
By: LGB

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Seeker of Air
Manicured Garden (Core)
Rally to the Cause (Core)
Secret Cache (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (34)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
3 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
1 Sinister Soshi (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Loyal Challenger (Children of the Empire)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Soshi Illusionist (Core)
2 Soshi Shadowshaper (Breath of the Kami)
2 Favored Niece (Core)
3 Fawning Diplomat (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Shosuro Actress (Core)
2 Ignoble Enforcers (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Hantei XXXVIII (Children of the Empire)

Holding (6)
1 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 (5)
2 Cloud the Mind (Core)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (8)
2 Meek Informant (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Bayushi Collector (Underhand of the Emperor)
1 Kami Unleashed (Disciples of the Void)
2 Cunning Magistrate (Fate Has No Secrets)
1 Yogo Kikuyo (Disciples of the Void)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (28)
3 Assassination (Core)
3 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
3 Calling in Favors (Core)
1 Kirei-ko (Children of the Empire)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)
3 A Fate Worse Than Death (Fate Has No Secrets)

Vasilis Kir's Top 4 Phoenix deck
Link
Vasilis Kirlis Kotei Athens list

Kyūden Isawa
Keeper of Air

Manicured Garden Air
Entrenched Position Earth
Meditations on the Tao Fire
Kuroi Mori Void
Midnight Revels Water

Dynasty Deck (42)
Character (33)
2x Adept of the Waves
3x Asako Tsuki
3x Ethereal Dreamer
3x Fushichō
1x Hantei XXXVIII
1x Isawa Atsuko
1x Isawa Kaede
1x Isawa Masahiro
1x Isawa Ujina
3x Isawa Uona
3x Keeper Initiate
2x Miya Satoshi
3x Naive Student
1x Prodigy of the Waves
2x Shiba Tsukune
3x Solemn Scholar
Holding (9)
3x Forgotten Library
3x Imperial Storehouse
1x Kanjo District
2x Secluded Shrine

Conflict Deck (41)
Event (32)
1x A Legion of One //
3x Against the Waves
1x All and Nothing
1x Assassination
2x Banzai!
2x Censure
3x Charge!
1x Clarity of Purpose
2x Court Games
2x Display of Power
3x My Ancestor’s Strength ///// /
2x Spies at Court
2x Strength in Numbers ////
3x Supernatural Storm
1x The Path of Man
3x Walking the Way
Attachment (3)
3x Cloud the Mind
Character (6)
2x Feral Ningyo
1x Seeker of Knowledge
3x Shrine Maiden

Kelfecil Top 4 Scorpion Deck
Link

City of the Open Hand
Seeker of Air
Fertile Fields Air
Secret Cache Air
Entrenched Position Earth
Shameful Display Void
Midnight Revels Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (32)
3x Alibi Artist
3x Bayushi Liar
3x Bayushi Manipulator
3x Blackmail Artist
1x Court Novice
3x Fawning Diplomat
3x Loyal Challenger
1x Midnight Prowler
3x Shosuro Takao
2x Social Puppeteer
3x Soshi Illusionist
2x Soshi Shadowshaper
2x Yogo Outcast
Holding (8)
3x City of Lies
1x Hidden Moon Dōjō
3x Imperial Storehouse
1x The Imperial Palace

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (29)
2x Assassination
2x Calling in Favors
3x Censure
3x Court Games
3x Display of Power ///// ////
1x Duty
3x For Shame!
3x Forged Edict
3x I Can Swim
2x Kirei-ko
1x Maze of Illusion
3x Way of the Scorpion
Attachment (6)
3x Cloud the Mind
1x Fiery Madness
2x Mark of Shame
Character (5)
1x Bayushi Kachiko
2x Opium Wastrel
1x Seeker of Knowledge /
1x Yogo Kikuyo

Shogun Erik's Top 8 Crane deck
Link
Athens Kotei 2019 Erik Baalhuis

Shizuka Toshi
Seeker of Fire

Manicured Garden Air
Entrenched Position Earth
Magistrate Station Fire
Meditations on the Tao Fire
Shameful Display Void

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (30)
3x Brash Samurai
2x Callow Delegate
2x Daidoji Nerishma
3x Doji Challenger
3x Doji Whisperer
3x Guest of Honor
3x Kakita Kaezin
3x Kakita Ryoku
3x Kakita Toshimoko
3x Kakita Yoshi
2x Miya Mystic
Holding (10)
3x Favorable Ground
3x Imperial Storehouse
3x Kakita Dōjō
1x The Imperial Palace

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (23)
1x Admit Defeat
2x Assassination
3x Banzai!
1x Censure
3x Court Games
3x For Shame!
3x Let Go ///// /
1x Noble Sacrifice
3x Voice of Honor
3x Way of the Crane
Attachment (8)
3x Fine Katana
2x Formal Invitation
3x Ornate Fan
Character (9)
3x Ancient Master ///
1x Doji Fumiki
2x Political Rival
3x Steward of Law

Alexis Chionis' Top Unicorn 15th place deck
Link

Hisu Mori Toride
Keeper of Fire

Manicured Garden Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Khan’s Ordu Fire
Appealing to the Fortunes Void
Rally to the Cause Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (34)
3x Border Rider
2x Child of the Plains
2x Honest Challenger
1x Iuchi Daiyu
3x Keeper Initiate
3x Minami Kaze Regulars
3x Moto Chagatai
2x Moto Nergüi
3x Moto Youth
1x Shinjo Altansarnai
3x Shinjo Shono
3x Shinjo Trailblazer
3x Utaku Tetsuko
2x Young Warrior
Holding (6)
3x Shiotome Encampment
3x Windswept Yurt

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (26)
3x Banzai!
3x Captive Audience
3x Cavalry Reserves
1x Challenge on the Fields
3x Charge!
1x Defend Your Honor
2x Hand to Hand //
1x I Am Ready
2x Ready for Battle //
3x Spoils of War
3x Strength in Numbers ///// /
1x Unleash the Djinn
Attachment (7)
3x Curved Blade
2x Fine Katana
2x Talisman of the Sun
Character (7)
3x Iuchi Wayfinder
3x Shinjo Ambusher
1x Shinomen Wayfinders

Alexis Chionis' Unicorn Elemental event deck
Link

Shiro Shinjo
Keeper of Fire

Fertile Fields Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Meditations on the Tao Fire
Shameful Display Void
Rally to the Cause Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (34)
3x Aranat
3x Border Rider
2x Giver of Gifts
1x Hantei XXXVIII
3x Iuchi Daiyu
3x Iuchi Farseer
3x Iuchi Shahai
3x Keeper Initiate
3x Kudaka
3x Master of the Swift Waves
3x Meishōdō Wielder
3x Miya Mystic
1x Yoritomo
Holding (6)
1x Favorable Ground
2x Imperial Storehouse
3x Windswept Yurt

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (22)
3x Against the Waves ///
1x Assassination
2x Banzai!
2x Clarity of Purpose ///// /
2x Court Games
2x Gaijin Customs
3x I Am Ready
3x Policy Debate
2x Speak to the Heart
2x Spoils of War
Attachment (13)
3x Cloud the Mind
2x Fine Katana
2x Invocation of Ash
2x Ornate Fan
2x Spyglass
2x Talisman of the Sun
Character (5)
2x Goblin Sneak
3x Shinjo Ambusher

Akodo Hata's top Lion 16th place
Link
Τhe edict experiment – Athens Hatamoto 1.0

Yōjin no Shiro
Support of the Scorpion

Fertile Fields Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Meditations on the Tao Fire
Shameful Display Void
The Art of War Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (33)
3x Akodo Toturi
3x Ikoma Ikehata
3x Ikoma Orator
3x Ikoma Prodigy
3x Kitsu Spiritcaller
3x Lion’s Pride Brawler
3x Matsu Berserker
3x Miya Mystic
3x Obstinate Recruit
3x Tactician’s Apprentice
3x Tireless Sōdan Senzo
Holding (7)
3x Favorable Ground
3x Imperial Storehouse
1x The Imperial Palace

Conflict Deck (41)
Event (21)
1x A Legion of One
1x Assassination
2x Banzai!
2x Calling in Favors ////
2x Court Games
3x For Shame!
3x Forged Edict ///// /
1x Hand to Hand
1x Kirei-ko ///
3x Ready for Battle
1x Strength in Numbers
1x Way of the Lion
Attachment (11)
2x Cloud the Mind
1x Court Mask /
3x Fine Katana
2x Finger of Jade
3x Ornate Fan
Character (9)
2x Ageless Crone
2x Bayushi Collector //
2x Goblin Sneak
2x Ikoma Reservist
1x Yogo Kikuyo //


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14 Replies to “Meta Check – Athens”

  1. Been out since April 26th actually, at least in languages different than english.
    Don’t know about UK distribution however.

  2. Any chance decklists are posted anywhere? Am interested in seeing if anyone made changes in preparation for the upcoming rules references/role changes.

  3. Always stellar work. I followed the brackets of the event though your write up, while being there.

    Also, typo. 👆

  4. Have any of you europeans received the english version of the Master of the Court pack ? I have ordered it in France and I am still waiting.

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