Temple of Osano-Wo

Photobucket

From Shishinza’s Dossier

The northern portion of Kaigen’s Island rises into a steep ridge of volcanic rock called the Orochi’s Spine. The peak of the Spine, the highest point on the island, soars almost six hundred feet above the water. Construction of a watchtower was begun here shortly after the Mantis claimed the island, but it quickly became clear that more easily-constructed and accessible watchtowers at lower elevations would provide sufficient surveillance of the surrounding waters. The partially constructed tower on the Spine was later taken over by the Order of Osano-Wo, and is now being incorporated into a new shrine to the tempestuous Fortune of Fire and Thunder. The location is ideal; not only does the peak provide an excellent view of the Fire Fountains, but during storms it is often struck by bolts of lightning and shaken by mighty peals of thunder. Construction, however, is slow, as the monks and those assisting them must contend with the same difficulties as the builders of the original watchtower.

Temple of Osano-Wo

Shadowed Autumn Leaves ohyoungmarriner