The End Of An Era
Shiro Giji was a fourth-century Crane castle that stood for barely a year before it was burned to the ground by the crazed ronin, Asuka. For centuries a small shrine dedicated to those who died in the fire stood on the spot. In the wake of the Clan War, with rebuilding happening across the Empire, Lord Asahina Hideaki used Clan funds to rebuild this brief, but proud construct. Now Shiro Giji, freshly restored, is a place of true beauty, standing only three hours travel from Water Music Village.
Water Music Village is a small village built near a particularly beautiful waterfall. Kakita Saigyu, a poet who lived during the reign of Hantei XXXI recorded in his journals his admiration for the simple beauty of the waterfall, and ever since there has been a steady trickle of travelers to look at it. Some artists choose to stay in the village, and over the years the small village has grown into a place renowned for its artists commune, where artists and poets from across the Empire settle to ponder the beauties and tragedies of life.The town boasts two inns and a variety of other amenities. Now that it is so close to the recently rebuilt Shiro Giji, the town has began to expand due to the requirements of the nearby Samurai.