Shadowed Autumn Leaves
From Shishinza’s Dossier
Unfortunately, there is little an esteemed Emerald Magistrate can do to calm the rising tensions between two Great Clans. Despite their enmity at the national level, within Broken Wave City, the Mantis and Phoenix are often quite close. They serve together in the Watch, and celebrate festivals together. They have fallen for the charms of Broken Wave City, and, despite what the Mantis might wish, the Phoenix are important for the stability and well-being of the city. The Clan of Shiba possesses the magical knowledge that the Mantis use for water purification, the Phoenix import many ken-o of drinking water, rice, millet, and timber, all of which is ravenously consumed by the city by the ship-full. It is most fortunate that the Decree of Peace has prevented open warfare, for protracted conflict between the Mantis and Phoenix could be ruinous for Koware Nami Toshi. A keen eye should be on keeping the two Clan’s relations genial, or at least civil, as further confrontation could easily be construed as a frustration of social order.