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Card 38: Yakuza Tattoo
Number: 38
Branch: Tomas
Type: Secret
Rarity: Common
Puzzle: No
Clue: Yes
Top Secret: No
Where To Get This Card: The Sword Thief


"SPOILER ALERT! Don't read this until you have finished THE SWORD THIEF by Peter Lerangis! As you know, the Bald Rat had a secret. He hid his Clue in a cave in Korea. The very top Tomas leadership have known about the Clue for years and shared it with their top agents. That's why some of the most deadly yakuza have a small tattoo of a black dot surrounded by a circle--it's the alchemical symbol for  the element, gold."


This card, combined with Card 33, Card 34, Card 35, Card 36, and Card 37, forms the 16th Clue, Gold.