Dude • Draw 1 • Influence 1 • Cost 3 • Upkeep 1
Shaman 2

Once per turn, Kabeda can use a Noon ability on an unbooted Totem in an adjacent location.

"When I first arrived, I was overwhelmed by the spiritual conflict and decay here. Then, I actually saw Gomorra."
First Peoples • Ramon Puasa Jr. • Dirty Deeds #6
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Notable Ruling:

  • If a Totem's ability refers to "this location", it means Kabeda's location. Source

After noting the ruling above it's easy to see why she can be an essential part of a totem deck. She's a cheap and low maintenance starting dude who brings a nice shaman skill on her own. But, because of the ruling and her ability she is able to mobilize totems that would otherwise be easy to counter or avoid outright.

For example, Kabeda Hakurei is capable of producing call-outs at Town Square or any in-town deed while in Town Square using Mother Bear's Rage. She can also activate Silver Pheasant's Bounty from an adjacent deed booting her location instead of the deed Silver Pheasant's Bounty was originally attached to. Or use Red Horse's Tail to boot opponents in Town Square. This sets her up as quite powerful if you can keep her in Town Square. It's also worth noting that her ability doesn't require booting so pairing this ability with a Spirit like Strength of the Ancestors makes her a great Town Square camper.