Temple of Isora

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From Shishinza’s Dossier

Within the heart of the Holy Quarter stands the Temple of Isora, Fortune of the Seashore and wife of Suitengu. Some might find the location of the temple odd, as it is quite far inland, but the story of its founding in that location is odd even more so. Originally when the Mantis had planned to construct Kyuden Kumiko on the northern ridge, the monks dedicated to Isora choose the land directly across the Bay of Thunder from the site of the Temple of Suitengu in order to bless all who entered the port. When Kyuden Kumiko was erected there, however, the monks were forced to move their temple elsewhere. Their second and third locations were again swallowed up by the Mantis, this time for their defensive works. The Friend of Phoenix Watch and the White Spray Watch grew from the lands the monks had coveted. There was quite the scandal as the people of Broken Wave City tried to uncover what hidden vendetta that Yoritomo Okai had against the Fortune of the Seashore. Finally after Okai’s death, three years after the construction of the city began in earnest, the Isora monks were granted a plot of land in the middle of the Holy Quarter, one which was already flattened and soiled and seeded, by Yoritomo Ninsei. Many believe Isora’s fury had called up the storm which killed the former governor, and that Ninsei wished to avoid a similar fate by granting such valuable land to the Fortune’s beleaguered followers.

Temple of Isora

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