The Holy Quarter

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From Shishinza’s Dossier

Located on the highland just north of the Old Quarter, many of the Holy Quarter’s taller shrines and temples are visible throughout the city. Although many of the buildings in this part of the city are, indeed, shrines and temples, not all are strictly holy structures. It is here that each of the Mantis families maintains their dojo and related facilities; accordingly, many of the buildings in the Holy Quarter are places of study, practice, and learning, rather than of prayer. This has proven to be quite beneficial, insofar as the priests and monks of the temples can be closely involved in the education of the samurai of the city. While the Old Quarter is host to many beautiful buildings, gardens and works of art, they are generally hidden behind tall private walls. The Holy Quarter, by contrast, does not hide its marvels, instead opting for them to be unobfuscated for all eyes on Kaigen’s Island to see.

The Holy Quarter

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