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The Akunanse Letters - Amavi


The dead are not under the earth.
They are in the fire that is dying;
They are in the grasses that weep; 
They are in the whimpering rocks;
They are in the forest; they are in the house.
The dead are not dead.
-Amavi, Akunanse


Amavi
Akunanse
8 capacity
Presence, Protean, superior Abombwe, superior Animalism, superior Fortitude
+1 bleed
Laibon
Group 4



The Akunanse can pursue many strategies.  Amavi is built to bring out the best 
in our ability to bleed our prey out of the game.  With all three of the in-clan 
skills at superior and a built in +1 bleed, she will be the focus of this first 
letter and the first deck.  As the clan does not possess any bleed disciplines 
across a wide range of vampires (with only Amavi and Nkule Galadima having presence, 
and no Akunanse having dominate), Computer Hacking will be our bleed action of 
preference, with Force of Will being our only other bleed action option.  
To suplement Computer Hacking, and to give the appearance of a slower deck, 
bleed retainers and equipment will be added to give the deck a long reach, 
and a powerful end game.  There are a number of permanent bleed options that 
must be considered when building the best Akunanse bleed deck.  

First is the retainer group:
J.S. Simmons, Esq.
Robert Carter
Tasha Morgan

The second is master card based:
Ancestor Spirit
Legendary Vampire

The third is equipment based:
Eye of Hazimel
Inveraray, Scotland
Kduva's Mask
Laptop Computer
Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
Seal of Veddartha
Stolen Police Cruiser

The last is action based:
Tier of Souls

Some of these will be removed based upon their large or repeating costs.  Robert 
Carter and Eye of Hazimel will not go in the primary version of this deck.  
Their continuous costs are prohibitive in a deck that is not dedicated to 
regaining blood and pool, and we will be focusing on bleeding in this version.  

Some of these will not go into the deck because of the extra actions required 
to set them up.  Stolen Police Cruiser and Inveraray, Scotland will not appear 
in the first version of the deck inspite of our clans facility with Fortitude 
and ability to Freak Drive.

Predator's Mastery is our only action modifier that can add to the amount of our 
bleed.  This card will make up a significant portion of our deck.  Predator's 
Transformation is our primary stealth card, giving our actions 1 stealth when 
they are announced.  It will be used in moderation, as the block fails options 
of Predator's Mastery and Devil-Channel: Throat will allow us bleed a little more 
responsibly, when our prey has bleed bounce.  The key to our bleeding responsibly 
will be to delicately inform our grand-prey that they will need to keep a vampire 
at least the age of our oldest vampire untapped or available to block.  This may 
not be possible for them, and we will take it into consideration when building 
the deck.

The Akunanse do not have access to pool regaining actions or actions that put 
counters on uncontrolled vampires.  This will cause us to be very careful with 
our pool, and we will avoid the nine and ten capacity vampires in the bleed deck.  
We will drop Meno Ngari, as his inferior level of Abombwe will not help us in our 
primary concern, bleeding, and our other vampires will also be better defenders.  
This leaves us with 8 different Akunanse vampires.  We will have three copies of 
Amavi, because she is the focus of this first deck, and we will duplicate Nkule 
Galadima and Uchenna, as their capacity will work very well with our action modifer 
block fails cards.  

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 18, Max: 32, Avg: 6.50)
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3  Amavi           pre pro ABO ANI FOR  8,  Akunanse:4
1  Dolie           abo ani              3,  Akunanse:4
1  Hasani          for ABO              4,  Akunanse:4
1  Jubal           for pot ABO ANI      6,  Akunanse:4
1  Kikiyaon        abo ani FOR          5,  Akunanse:4
2  Nkule Galadima  ani aus pre ABO FOR  8,  Akunanse:4, magaji
1  Sanjo           abo chi ANI FOR      6,  Akunanse:3
2  Uchenna         ABO ANI FOR          7,  Akunanse:4, magaji

Three of our distinct vampires are eligible targets for Legendary Vampire out of 
the box, and Sanjo can also receive it if he gets Abombwe as a trifle immediately 
before.  This is a definite include.  All but 2 members of our crypt can be targetted 
by Ancestor Spirit, so it is another definite.  Three members of our crypt can benefit 
from Abombwe, and the difference between basic and superior is significant for the 
cards we are using, so we will add five copies to the deck to ensure we get them 
early.  As we plan to acquire permanent bleed modifiers, a copy of Heidelburg Castle, 
Germany will need to make an appearance so that we get the most bang for our actions.  
Pool gain / regain will be an issue, so Blood Dolls and our Jungle Hunting Ground will 
make appearances as well.  As all of our vampires are Laibon, Mbare Market, Harare 
will go in as well to help us for the long term.  We do not have access to bleed 
bounce, so 2 copies of Major Boon will help defend our pool.  Fame should always 
be on our prey's vampires and not our own, so we will include one to contest or 
protect our vampires.

Master [20]
  5x Abombwe
  2x Ancestor Spirit
  5x Blood Doll
  1x Fame
  1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
  1x Jungle Hunting Ground
  2x Legendary Vampire
  2x Major Boon
  1x Mbare Market, Harare

For our actions, we will primarily be recruiting and equipping, but we will have 
4 Computer Hacking and 2 Force of Will to improve our bleed performance.  We will 
include 4 rush actions to help keep minions that might bounce our bleeds empty and 
out of our way.  We would like to include Sense Death, as it is at stealth, and 
requires Animalism, but the younger vampire restriction is likely to trip us up 
when our largest vampires are the ones we want taking the bleed actions.  We will 
avoid Tier of Souls in the first build, as we do not want to defend it.

Action [10]
  4x Computer Hacking
  2x Force of Will
  4x Bum's Rush

We will have one of each of the increased bleed retainers.  We will also put in 
4 copies of Raven Spy to help build our defense.

Retainer [6]
  1x J.S. Simmons, Esq.
  1x Tasha Morgan
  4x Raven Spy

We will start with one of each of the most appropriate equipment cards, and avoid 
duplication.  This will enable us to get the most out of each piece of equipment 
when we transfer it around with Heidelburg Castle.

Equipment [4]
  1x Kduva's Mask
  1x Laptop Computer
  1x Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
  1x Seal of Veddartha

For action modifiers, we will want stealth, unblockability, and plus bleed.  

Action Modifier [20]
  1x Daring the Dawn
  4x Devil-Channel: Throat
  2x Kiss of Ra
  7x Predator's Mastery
  5x Predator's Transformation
  1x Strange Day

At this point, we have dedicated 60 cards to our primary strategy.  The remaining 
thirty cards will be devoted to keeping us in the game long enough to let our 
strategy work.  Carrion Crows and Invoking the Beast have wonderful symmetry.  
When these two are combined with a few Devil-Channel: Hands, our combat package 
will be complete.

Combat [15]
  6x Carrion Crows
  6x Invoking the Beast
  3x Devil-Channel: Hands

Our remaining fifteen cards will go to untap and intercept cards for our defense.  
Predator's Communion fills both needs well, and we will supplement it with Cats' 
Guidance.  Terra Incognita will complete our bleed and bleed bounce defense.

Reaction [15]
  8x Predator's Communion
  4x Cats' Guidance
  3x Terra Incognita


Future letters will explore other strategies open to the Akunanse, and this letter 
will close with a recap of the deck all in one place.



Deck Name : Amavi Shakes Her Money Maker
Author : Wanderer's Counsel
Description : Akunanse Letters - Amavi

Crypt [12 vampires] (Min: 18, Max: 32, Avg: 6.50)
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3x Amavi              8  ABO ANI FOR pre pro         Akunanse:4
2x Nkule Galadima     8  ABO FOR ani aus pre  magaji Akunanse:4
2x Uchenna            7  ABO ANI FOR          magaji Akunanse:4
1x Jubal              6  ABO ANI for pot             Akunanse:4
1x Sanjo              6  ANI FOR abo chi             Akunanse:3
1x Kikiyaon, The      5  FOR abo ani                 Akunanse:4
1x Hasani             4  ABO for                     Akunanse:4
1x Dolie              3  abo ani                     Akunanse:4


Library [90 cards]
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Action [10]
  4x Bum's Rush
  4x Computer Hacking
  2x Force of Will

Action Modifier [15]
  1x Daring the Dawn
  4x Devil-Channel: Throat
  2x Kiss of Ra, The
  7x Predator's Mastery
  1x Strange Day

Action Modifier/Combat [5]
  5x Predator's Transformation

Combat [15]
  6x Carrion Crows
  3x Devil-Channel: Hands
  6x Invoking the Beast

Equipment [4]
  1x Kduva's Mask
  1x Laptop Computer
  1x Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
  1x Seal of Veddartha

Master [20]
  5x Abombwe
  2x Ancestor Spirit
  5x Blood Doll
  1x Fame
  1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
  1x Jungle Hunting Ground
  2x Legendary Vampire
  2x Major Boon
  1x Mbare Market, Harare

Reaction [15]
  4x Cats' Guidance
  8x Predator's Communion
  3x Terra Incognita

Retainer [6]
  1x J. S. Simmons, Esq.
  4x Raven Spy
  1x Tasha Morgan


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