Samurai Quarter

The district is surprisingly large, given Naishou Province's status as a relative backwater. Despite this, with the arrival of Miya Ansho and everyone looking to curry favor with him, the samurai quarter is now overcrowded. Jockeying for a larger or better-situated house could be a full-time occupation for many samurai here and just getting around the district can be a challenge. It is often quicker to walk to the river, take the steps carved into the modest granite cliffside, and flag down a water taxi to take you elsewhere in the district or down into another part of the city.

Defences

A chest high stone wall that is kept in good repair and a single gate mark the quarter's defenses. There are normally just 2 samurai guards at the gate.

Infrastructure

The quarter contains temples to the Seven Fortunes and Thousand Fortunes, inns, tea houses, restaurants, and the Lonely Pearl geisha house.

Architecture

The quarter is a mix of styles, reflecting its organic growth over the last thousand plus years. Parts of it are in disrepair while other parts are prospering.

Geography

The quarter is built on a rocky promontory on the east bank of the Itochu River and separates the Governor's Palace from the Merchant District.

Type
District
Location under
Toshi No Naishou