Temple of Suitengu

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From Shishinza’s Dossier

The Temple of Suitengu, Fortune of the Sea, sits on a point overlooking the entrance to the Bay of Thunder. It is often crowded with sailors seeking the blessing and protection of the Fortune before they put to sea. The shrine is also the site of a ritual unique to Broken Wave City. After seawater is purified into fresh drinking water by those Moshi shugenja assigned to the task throughout the city, the salt that remains behind is brought here. Once per week, this salt is poured back into the sea in an elaborate ceremony by the priests of Suitengu, thanking the Fortune for the water taken from his realm. The tall pagoda of the temple is supported by a single timber from the Isawa Mori. The tower sways in the wind much like a ship at sea, and is hardly disturbed even in the strongest of earthquakes. Despite being very close to the Fisherman’s Quarter, the temple is spoken of as being outside that district so as not to accidentally offend the Fortune.

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Temple of Suitengu

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