Shadowed Autumn Leaves
From Shishinza’s Dossier
This normally reserved Clan has erected a large embassy of white marble, imported at great expense, that literally shines amid the otherwise somber volcanic stone comprising most of the city. It’s lavish-appointments are the envy of many. Depending on whom you ask it is either hovering on the very edge of being pretentious, or fallen from the edge long ago. This display is mainly the doing of the current Phoenix Ambassador, Shiba Sayoko, who harbors a decidedly unsubtle resentment towards the Mantis over the outcome of the War of Fire and Thunder. For their part, the Mantis have carefully avoided making any comment, apparently preferring to let the Phoenix do as they will and simply pretending not to care. I, for one, think they silently hope the Phoenix will bankrupt themselves in their desperate attempts to one up the unrivaled masters of conspicuous wealth.