Shadowed Autumn Leaves
From Shishinza’s Dossier
The Civic Hall, which houses the local courts, prison, and the private home of the Chief Magistrate, Tsuruchi Takamasa, lies on the borders of the Old Quarter and the Holy Quarter. It is built from the local volcanic stone, and as such, is somewhat bleak in appearance. In true Mantis form, however, Takamasa’s son, Tsuruchi Masamoto, a patron of the arts, often holds contests for sculpture, gardening, and other arts and then displays the winners within or around the premises. Many a coral Fortune, stone ancestor, or marble yorei stand watch over the Civic Hall in Broken Wave City, though it is Takamasa’s stony glare that frightens most.