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The Far Shore Mods ([personal profile] godsoffortune) wrote2016-01-14 12:28 pm


'Unseen by others. Living in people’s blind spots… they are ayakashi.
They are everywhere. From those that hide to those that can fly.
I’ve even seen ones that ride on people’s shoulders. Big and small, there are all kinds,
but they are all the deceased, the residents of the other world.
They cannot be seen by people like us who live in this world. Even though they are so close by.
The only ones that can see them are animals and children.
And those like me who stand on the border of this world and the other world, people of the boundary.
They like depressing atmospheres. They call it gloom.
If they gather around you, you fall into a whirlpool of depression.'

Map of the Far Shore

The Near Shore
The Near Shore is the realm of the living. It is, essentially, modern day Japan in all its glory.


KINYOBI (Friday)
Cat Café: Calico
    A popular two-floor cat café. The top floor hosts a video game area along with a great many cats, and the lower floor has yet more cats and a café area for food and drinks. Snacks for the cats can also be purchased.

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Convenience Store
    Every town has one! Come here when you need to get your snack on or you've dropped your toothbrush in the toilet.
Garden Center
    A large garden center that sells plants such as flowers and vegetables, along with gardening supplies and equipment.

Kofuku's Shop
    A simple outdoor shop that sells food and drinks. Plus, who doesn't like helping out the god of poverty a little bit, right?
    There are plenty of schools around and about. Schools are an unfortunately great place for ayakashi to prey on, since there is so much negative energy there, especially around exam season. Hopefully you're not too close to any school-aged kids!
Sparkle Motion
    A combination talent agency and dance studio located in downtown Tokyo. The first floor has private practice rooms and an office, and the second floor is entirely dedicated to a large dance hall.

The Far Shore
The Far Shore is the realm of gods and spirits. It is an ever-changing expanse inhabited by the gods and made up almost entirely of their homes.

Frequent Sights
the landscape and places of interest

Abandoned Temples
    There are a large number of abandoned temples scattered throughout the Far Shore, left behind by gods long forgotten or simply just missing in action. Most of them can be found far to the west in the obscure gods' territory, remnants of forgotten deities, but a few are sprinkled throughout the minor gods' neighborhoods to the north and south as well. These temples are often overgrown, dusty, and cluttered, but they are free for anyone to explore or fix up to their heart's content.
The Forest
    The dark forest appears randomly, throughout the Far Shore, without warning. There is no rhyme or reason to its appearances and often it is nowhere to be found when someone searches for it. There is a foreboding atmosphere all throughout the forest and no light pierces far into its depths. Tortured screams and moans can be heard as you pass through. Sometimes shinki are known to disappear inside and never return. Legends say that it is a graveyard for gods long forgotten, but nothing confirms what actually makes these woods the way they are.

Northeast District Temples
the homes of the minor gods

The Northeastern district is humble, but not rural. Although small roads may be unpaved, the main roads are paved with cobblestone and run beside small ditches to channel away any rain that would otherwise puddle on the roads. Areas between temples are planted with maple and pine trees and adorned with the occasional decorative boulder; the leaves are kept raked and the grass trimmed.

It is convenient to the Main Office, which is to the north of the Meeting Hall and easily accessible by a bridge across the river.

Nuada Airgetlám's Hollow

Southeast District Temples
the homes of the minor gods

The Southeastern district is humble, but not rural. Although some minor roads may be unpaved, the major roads are paved with smooth cobblestones, and often run beside canals lined with willows and cherry trees, where koi splash in the water. The areas between temples is planted with hydrangea and azaleas and cared for, and the grass is kept trimmed.

This district is convenient to the library, which is just east of it and accessible by a bridge across the river. It's also relatively close to the Meeting Hall.

Henir's Time and Space
Inanna's Home
    A two story courtyard house that is clearly Middle Eastern in design but also bares a striking resemblance to a medieval castle. It's now large enough to house at least a dozen shinki, especially if they want to stake out a claim on the roof or re-purpose one of the non-bedroom rooms. The entry point from the Near Shore is a stone circle at the head of a path to the front door. The front and back entry halls are S-shaped for privacy and lead to a large interior courtyard. The courtyard is open to the sky and is mostly tiled with plenty of seating but does also have some planted ares (including a couple trees).

    From the courtyard, one can access all of the other rooms in the house, or the two sets of stairs which led to the second level. A balcony wraps around all four walls of the courtyard to allow access to the rooms on the second level. Another set of stairs tucked away in a corner of the second level lead to the roof. Most of the rooms on the second level also have an exterior balcony.

    The image of an eight-pointed star appears prominently through the house, most notably in the stone circle at the entrance, above the front door, and in the shape of a large fountain in the middle of the courtyard.

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Lakshmi's Temple
    Lakshmi is associated with both beauty and wealth, and the temple dedicated in her name certainly reflects both of these aspects in equal measure. Much of the original architecture and decorations have been left intact by its current resident, despite not sharing his patron's gender. The structure itself is an ornate palace made entirely of gold, with elaborate archways and windows studded with glistening jewels in nearly every color. The halls inside are decorated with intricately woven tapestries, statues of Lakshmi and her husband Vishnu, and lotus-themed imagery. The central chamber is less ostentatious, sparsely but tastefully adorned with pastel silk drapery to create a welcoming atmosphere for those seeking an audience. The floor is currently mostly covered with plush pillows, and is a comfortable place to relax.

    In the rear of the temple, there is a magnificent garden with outdoor bathing pools filled with pristine, crystalline waters infused with amrita and said to have healing properties. The water cannot heal physical wounds, but is capable of washing away mild cases of blight. In general, the baths leave guests feeling relaxed and refreshed, and the water keeps the skin of those who bathe there youthful and soft to the touch. Owing to the goddess' divine origins, there are also lotus flowers blooming in each of the pools, and a sweet scent permeates the air around them. Perhaps as a nod to the current Lakshmi's power, the temple itself as well as the grounds surrounding it are always perfectly and spotlessly clean and pure - not a single thing out of place or a speck of dust or dirt to be found.

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Mielikki's Lodge
    Hiyoko is moving up in the world and the lodge is now a beautiful manor crafted from logs and stone. There are large windows, gorgeous landscaping in the front, and an attached sauna. There are still a few acres of land in the back where one might find elk, wood grouses, or bears roaming around. The bears are sacred to Mielikki and Hiyoko has elected to continue that tradition so it's not uncommon to find some of them in or near the house. Hiyoko has asked them to try to 'act fancier' now that they live in a nice neighborhood, so sometimes they will don hats or bow ties.

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Northwest District Temples
the homes of the very minor gods

The Northwestern District is more rural. Most roads here are unpaved, and the spaces between temple grounds are filled with shrubs, weeds, and small trees growing wild. Small animal spirits are frequently seen around the Northwestern district, roaming free from the well-tended public park at its southwestern corner. The mysterious forest has been known to appear in this district.

Unlike the central and eastern districts, distance and terrain can be flexible in the western districts. New temples might appear between two temples that had been next-door neighbors before, and terrain can shift outside of temple grounds, as well. Abandoned temples can be found in this district.

The Park
    A well-maintained park that is home to numerous spirits of deceased animals. Some of them might be pets, some might be easily tamed, but some of them are wild animals that are just happy to be in such a peaceful, calm place. An ethereal aura of peacefulness pervades the park. It's a great place to have a quiet walk and some time to think and calm down.
Neptune's Temple
    Neptune's Compound

    Situated on a beach, the home of this god rests easily between olive and pine trees, this place evokes more of a feeling of a coastline in the Northern United States than Rome. The main house of Neptune is welcoming and open, large windows allowing a peek into the living room and kitchen so one always knows if someone is home. Inside the home is an aquarium filled with colorful fish and seahorses. There is a bridge behind this house that leads to a wooden tunnel, which opens up to a lake hidden on the property. It is surrounded by two smaller homes for shinki, and the private quarters for the god himself. The way to tell them apart is that the god's home has a large statue of a trident behind it, whereas the shinki's quarters each have a statue of a large black dog to guard them. What stands out the most on the property is the barn and a wide open field that is clearly meant to accommodate horses. An unused forge rests near the barn, a variety of weapons scattered about. A bit of a walk from that is a small, well tended garden.

    The water in the compound sans the beach is of the highest quality of fresh water, though the source is unknown. A small well lies beside the main house and is the only area that one can receive holy water from. There is a plaque that reads that visitors are allowed to take freely from it. There are signs along the beach that warn of a dangerous undertow and several 'no fishing' signs are scattered wherever there is fish to be seen. Stormy weather is quite frequent in late summer and fall, and it's rather breezy the rest of the year.

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Southwest District Temples
the homes of the very minor gods

The Southwestern District is more rural. Most roads here are unpaved, and the spaces between temple grounds are filled with shrubs, bushes, and weeds growing wild, as well as occasional rice fields. Some spirit beings can be found wandering the streets or living in the wild areas between temples here. The mysterious forest has been known to appear in this district.

Unlike the central and eastern districts, distance and terrain can be flexible in the western districts. New temples might appear between two temples that had been next-door neighbors before, and terrain can shift outside of temple grounds, as well. Abandoned temples can be found in this district.

Home of Orihime
Fields of Hikoboshi (The Far Far Shore)
    Across the Milky Way River from Orihime's home is an expanse of rural fields, where Hikoboshi spends most of the year looking after the heavenly flocks. He can often be seen in the distance by residents of the Southwestern and Southeastern districts, although the river is wide and treacherous, and cannot safely be crossed outside of the Tanabata season.

Central District Temples
the homes of the major gods

The Central District is prosperous, well-maintained and immaculately landscaped. Moss gardens, sculpted cherry, pine and maple trees, water gardens and bright flowers in every season fill the Central District between temple plots. All the roads here are paved with smooth cobblestone and run alongside canals that drain away any rainwater before it can puddle on the roads; the canals are lined with weeping willow and home to schools of brightly colored koi that will come to the surface for treats, and sometimes recite haiku if they appreciate the food.

Stray spirits avoid the Central District, and ayakashi are never seen there.

Bishamon's Temple
Ebisu's Temple
    As the God of Fortune who looks after money and the economy, Ebisu resides in a temple that resembles a fancy high-rise skyscraper in a financial district. Mirrored glass and chrome feature heavily in the exteriors, and the interiors are crammed with high technology to allow Ebisu to closely monitor Japan's economy and decorated in an expensive but slightly impersonal style.

Nekhbet's Temple
    A house built into a hill, the surface level is quite large, with several broad windows to let the sun and moon in over the day, and an oddly sweet smell about it that's difficult to identify. As well as the more visible living rooms and meeting areas, the upper floor goes well back into the hill and a curved staircase goes up around the higher parts of it, containing the main bedrooms with smaller, concealed windows around their edges. The interior walls are rammed earth, giving a very underground feel despite the ample light, and though the furniture is rather basic and practical, it has a certain comfort to it. For those who want a little more privacy, there is a lower floor of the temple that lies underground, with any natural light coming in through other concealed windows, and a now-protected hidden exit that comes out on the other side of the hill. Those who come to the temple with ill intent are likely to feel a great unease, like one might get if they knew the residents were aware of that intent and prepared for it, but those who come openly seeking help or shelter will be welcomed.

    Immediately to the right of the hill's front is a large garden, bordered by trees and thick flower growth so it's impossible to see into from anywhere but the one path in. This is the location of Shun's shrine that he uses to teleport - from the opening into the garden, there's a straight stone path that leads to it, flanked by two long, shallow pools which serve as his blessed water source. It's also populated by about two dozen vultures of two different species, griffon and lappet-faced, which are reasonably sociable to people who mean no harm. Surrounding all of this is a huge amount of flowering plants, which anyone particularly familiar with flower language may notice are all associated with death or mourning in some way. After the move, two exits have appeared at the far end of this garden that lead on to another, even larger area, with rose arches, chrysanthemum gardens, and various other more striking arrangements of mourning flowers. There is also a seating area in this section, and a large, impenetrable wall of greenery surrounds both it and the neighbouring small hot spring, also serving to divide both areas. The spring is only accessible through a path from the lower floor of Shun's temple.

    After his temple move, both the grounds and garden are lit at night by stone lanterns like one might find at a shrine or cemetery. There is no physical border around his temple ground, but if one looks closely, they may notice marking stones placed at intervals around the radius.

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Suijin's Temple
    The temple of the Goddess of Water, one of Amaterasu's closest advisers.

    Upon approach, the first thing one will see is a simple stone shinto gate flanked by two long ponds. On the other side of the ponds are several pine trees, screening what is beyond from the view of a passer-by.

    Should one be allowed to enter past the gate, following the smooth pathway of river stone leads to a vast green area. Pines and sakura trees (of the variety yaezakura, which have double flowers) grow around the building in a manner that looks both natural and artful. Also in the garden is an outbuilding used for tea ceremonies and a small koi pond.

    Beyond the building is the joining of the two rivers flowing through Takagamahara.

    Suijin's home itself is completely traditional Japanese in style. However beneath the surface many modern human conveniences can be found. Although the weather in Takagamahara is always perfect it does have seasons, and so she is rather fond of the electric kotatsu table she brought up from the Near Shore.

    As Suijin and her shinki are working on the Near Shore so much of the time, her home is relatively small to keep housekeeping to a minimum.

Fuujin's Temple
    The temple of the God of Wind, one of Amaterasu's closest advisers.
Raijin's Temple
    The temple of the God of Storms, one of Amaterasu's closest advisers.

Western District Temples
the homes of the new and obscure gods

The Western District is in frequent flux. Distances and landscapes shift overnight, and abandoned temples can be found scattered all over the district. Unlike the rural areas of the Northwest and Southwest districts, the Western district is sometimes entirely wild outside temple grounds: forests, mountains and rivers can intrude between and around the temples of the new and obscure old gods. As the most distant area from the protection of the Heavens, this district has the least claim upon their protection and order, and especially since the changes wrought by the disappearances of old gods and appearances of the new, ayakashi have (rarely) been seen here.

Abandoned Temple School
Aditi's Temple
    Atop a tall, sparsely vegetated hill sits the temple of Aditi. Made from white stone, the building focuses on one large, central room in the shape of a circle. The room doesn't have much in the way of furniture, instead there is a pile of cushions and rugs in the middle to relax on. The room lacks a ceiling and at night offers an unbeatable view of the stars. Smaller rooms attach to this central room, a modest amount of bedrooms and other necessities. Across the entire temple there isn't much in the way of walls between the pillars. Instead heavy curtains and richly decorated tapestries offer some privacy, though the goal seems to be to keep the inhabitants open to the heavens. The few walls there are have intricate paintings of Aditi and her children.

    Outside there's a rather ferocious looking rooster and a brood of hens. There's a chicken coop by the bottom of the hill, but they seem to wander freely around the grounds. By the back of the building, there's an old water pump that dispenses holy water and is always flowing. The water fills a pond before running down the hill where it's worn a creek into the ground. The winding dirt path leading up the hill towards the temple crosses over the creek at one point, but there's a helpful stone in the middle at that point to help visitors jump across.
Aidos's Dorms
    Surrounding the dorms is a moat of purified water. There is a well maintained wooden bridge that leads directly to the entrance. A large-scale dormitory with five floors. It's large and luxurious, with top class amenities. The first floor is a shared area, dining, bath, and laundry are found here. Every floor beside the first has eight bedrooms, four in each wing.

    Each bedroom comes with an AC unit, bathroom, refrigerator and closet. They also come with a desk, chair, bed. Every room has a veranda.

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Apollo’s Celeb Paradise (CelePara)
    Apollo’s home on the Far Shore combines extensive private rooms with a glitzy shopping mall/amusement park on the interior. From the exterior, however, it looks like a giant purple Disney castle, around which flowers bloom in profusion. Goats also graze on the lawn.

    As befits a god of performance, there’s no shortage of ballrooms and event halls in this temple. One room in particular sports a throne around which multiple video cameras have been mounted. The same emblem, a gold sword atop a heart, can be found emblazoned on various drapes throughout the place.

    Apollo’s private quarters are done up similarly to the public areas: rich purple carpets and no shortage of plush sofas and chairs on which to repose while…watching TV. Lots of TV. Every room has a drop-down, full-size screen. The inmost room contains a few small tables on which Apollo keeps her dolls and stage model.

    Also, towards the basement, there’s this weird cathedral-like room entirely full of red lilies that the god in residence insists on calling “casablancas” despite casablanca lilies being white.

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Averruncus' Island
    The area around Averruncus' temple is rather unique, in that the temple itself is situated on a small island encircled by a not-so-small lake. Passage from the shore to the island is permitted by way of a high-arching stone bridge that appears to be held in place by its own architecture and gravity, as there are no obvious supports. The area both immediately surrounding the lake and the island itself are lush and green, but the palm trees don't feel...particularly Roman.

    The temple itself is, on the outside, built in the classic Roman style, traditional columns and all - but the capricious dichotomy of its god demonstrates itself vividly in the state of the structure. The lefthand side of the temple (as seen when looking at it from the front) is in beautiful condition, white marble gleaming in the warm sunlight of its surroundings. The righthand side, however, is a ruin, looking as though either thousands of years or some great catastrophe - or both - have taken their toll on it. And somehow, the sunlight never seems to strike the right side properly; the ruined portions of the temple seem to exist only in a perpetual overcast gloom.

    The interior of the temple is much more modern, in those rooms which are finished, and perfectly comfortable with most of the amenities one might expect in a high-class facility - though there's a somewhat tropical hint to the decor. But only some of the rooms in the temple - and there seems to be no rhyme or reason in their placement - have received this treatment. Exactly half the rooms in the temple are overcast ruins to match the dark and destroyed half of the exterior; passing between rooms in the temple can feel like entering another world, or traveling forward (or backwards) centuries in time. There's no logical correlation between whether the rooms are on the side of the temple that appear to be ruined from the outside or not.
The Baron's Manor
    As befitting his god's origins, Ronald has been given a plantation house. It's a modest sized dwelling; white painted walls, two floors and a porch with a decently sized yard. There are more rooms than a party of three would need: three bedrooms, a living room, a library and a decent sized kitchen. Out back is what looks to be a river. Where it leads, no one really knows nor have they chosen to find out. Same with the forest that stands on the other side of the river. The entire lot is picturesque. Like a pleasant moderately sized manor out of an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. From the outside, at least.

    If one were to step inside, one would feel something not quite right. Those psychically sensitive would be particularly aware of this... wrongness. It's all too foreboding sometimes, all too cold and chilly if you enter uninvited. There's the distict scent of tobacco and rum which residents can't explain and have figured as part of the house. There's also the peculiar feeling of being watched wherever you go. Maybe it's just your imagination but you may see shadows on the wall that go away when you blink. It's that feeling that tends to remind you that this is the temple of the Loa of the Dead, after all.

    And what's with the creepy dead tree that stands in the front yard? It's got bottles hanging from its branches.

Chiyou's Temple
    A large, two-floor wood-framed building constructed in the Korean style, set in manicured but minimally landscaped grounds. A wide pond and a small summerhouse bordered by ferns and overhung by trees can be found at the rear of the building.

    The interiors are very much in harmony with the outside, with wooden floors and sliding screen walls, latticed windows that are impossible to see out of if they're not actually open and low furniture that might pass for antique if it looked a little less new. To modern eyes it would appear to be uncomfortably archaic in materials, design and furnishing, lacking electrical lighting and any form of heating that doesn't involve setting something alight first. Aside from indoor plumbing in the bathroom and kitchen, a handful of modern appliances tucked discreetly behind paneling and the occasional electrical socket, there is very little in the home that could not have come from some kind of living museum dedicated to Bringing the Past to Life.

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Cnoc Áine
    Áine's Temple sits atop a high mountain, a stone staircase leading up the steep slope to end at high gate allowing access through the wall that surrounds the temple. Despite the Irish nature of the original goddess, the sprawling Temple Complex has a distinctly Korean flair to it, the location being a mirror to the castle Yona grew up in, which had once been the dwelling of an ancient dragon god who'd descended from the heavens to live among the humans. Color themes of red, gold and jade are predominant in the buildings clustered around a wide courtyard. Everything is made up of bright, vibrant hues and speak of much devotion and careful tending. The buildings are all connected by arched pathways and corridors and pavilions, the roof overhead a gleaming crimson. There are scattered gardens and pools and an orchard tucked between the buildings, the weather always seeming to reflect a warm summer day within the protection of the walls. A herd of horses roam freely on the grounds, their coats reddish in hue and while friendly, they are noticeably skittish around strangers.

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Dali's Temple
    To the naked eye, the temple might seem to be a ruin or a palace that has long been forgotten. Trees wrap around the stone structure as if they are intent on melding with it, yet, upon closer inspection, one may notice that the pillars and the roof are well-intact and sturdy. Once one passes the first wall of "ruins", they will follow a long, columned corridor to a large, solitary tower. The tower is octagonal in shape and very wide. Trees encircle the base except for the path leading directly to the large wooden front doors. Scenes of hunting are carved in stone and wood within and there are large statues of an oftentimes merry-looking goddess tending to the animals of the farm and forest - though there are depictions of her passing judgement on those who have wronged her or gone against her orders. Needless to say, the animals - particularly the dogs - are loyal to their mistress. In the main temple area - located at the center on the ground floor of the tower - there is a wide pool for cleansing and bathing and an altar to offer up sacrifices. Three hearths burn with merry fires, warming the space even in the coldest months of the year. On the second floor, there is a large, elegant area to dine on the gifts of nature. There is always fruit, vegetables, grains and meat to be had for those who are hungry. The rest of the floors are composed of studies - the goddess enjoys her books - and bedrooms. Each bedroom is unique in that each one represents a different animal. The wolf room will always be reserved for the goddess herself.

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Double Cross
    ‘Double Cross’ is a bar that also proudly serves as a cafe/coffeehouse during the day before the night comes and the people want a drink.

Stables of Epona
    Epona's temple is located a bit away from others, with extensive grounds that includes both fields and forest, with a mountain beyond it. High walls stretches around the temple and the buildings that belong to it. The first building you meet once passing through the big gate is a tall, white one-story building with red pillars surrounding it. Inside it is a big stone statue of the original Epona and two horses, and plenty of mosaics.

    Beyond that building and the small forest behind it, is the main building. It doesn't look like it suits the style of a Gallo-Roman temple, and instead is similar to a British farmhouse, with stone walls and thatched roofs. The sunlight reaches far into the rooms and it's bright, thanks to the big windows and white walls.

    There are gardens full of flowers around the buildings, but more importantly is the stables, where there are several different kinds of horses. Around the grounds there are also plenty of dogs and cats.

    Deep below the ground stretches catacombs all over the temple grounds, many images carved into the walls, or painted to them, with secret rooms and corridor nooks that contain pillows. There is more than one pool on the grounds, and one is underground, and there's also a gun range.

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Eros' Castle
    Like something pulled straight from a fairy tale fantasy, Eros' Castle embodies romanticism, passion and, of course, love of the highest caliber. Elegant and refined, the large estate holds several green acres, a majority of which occupied by blooming gardens, a crystal clear pond, and decorated topiary. The castle grounds seem pleasantly inviting to any visitor and all who step through the illustrious golden gates feel warmth and acceptance, as if there's always a summer breeze's embrace billowing through the trees. But not just any trees. Cherry blossom trees stretching far and wide also pave way to the castle's inner court and though they cover the cobblestone in little pink and white petals, somehow the blossoms manage to stay full and in eternal bloom. Rarely will anyone feel hatred, disgust, or general dislike here.

    Inside the castle is every bit as regal and lovely as the outdoors with marble flooring, spiral staircases, a grand ballroom and over 30 bedrooms large enough to accommodate any guest and their partners (this is the home of the God of Love, after all). But love isn't always about emotion. It's also about being physical... In top physical condition, that is! The lower floors of the castle are therefore an exercise junkie's dream with a large gymnasium full of any and all state of the art workout equipment as well as an Olympic and recreational swimming pool, complete with a hot tub full of holy water to soothe those aching muscles (and persistent blight). How romantic~ With more than enough space to chase your lover through the halls and gardens, surely there's no better place to fall in love. ♥

    More detailed information+photos can be found here.

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Gegute's library
    A library filled with the world's information, and a place to study. Each area is divided up by subject, everything is in big print so it's easy to find whatever you need. There are plenty of tables and chairs for people to use, and quiet areas for people who might want to take a nap. The library is normally quiet and filled with people studying for exams, with the god helping anyone who needs it.

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Hachiman's Shrine
    Up in the lushly-forested hills overlooking the sea, there's a single smooth path, paved with smooth stones, just wide enough that someone might be able to manage it on horseback. At the top of that hill stands a simple wooden torii gate. Passing through the gate, visitors find themselves in a large, lush Japanese garden containing a compound of several moderately-sized buildings, all constructed in the traditional manner, with wooden framing and sliding rice-paper doors. Near the gate is a stable, currently standing empty, and just a little bit further in is a simple Shinto-style shrine building with a wide, roped-in strip of sand out in front of it. On the far side of the large pond, tucked away in the garden for a little more privacy, there are a few more buildings -- a sprawling one-story house with a kitchen and a number of rooms for sleeping in, a small storage outbuilding nearby, a little tearoom set off by itself in the garden, and a large training dojo with an open-air hot spring behind it. The furnishings in all of the buildings are simple and traditional, to the point of being a little bit on the minimalistic side, but many rooms do at least contain some nice calligraphy, or small vases with seasonal flower arrangements in them.

    Though Hachiman is a warrior god, a proper samurai has to be more than just a fighter, doesn't he? His shrine's complex is a serene place, and he can often be found on one of the verandas with his pipe, a warm pot of tea, and a calligraphy brush.

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    Hades Temple is located deep in the woods. The entrance seems to lie in ruins, but the open gates lead to the mouth of Hell. The red passageway moves underground where a river blocks access to the Inner Temple. At the mouth of the river, a mysterious black hooded figure will ferry any who wish to enter Hades domain at the cost of a single strand of hair that turns into a gold coin on contact with his shadowy hand. The river opens into a large underground lake with waterfalls feeding it constantly and at its center lies Hades Inner Temple. At the entrance, a 10 ft three-headed dog guards the entrance. The demon hound of Hell is a puppy and its body made from silver rose vines. Ceberus allows access to any who come with benign intent and will escort the trespasser to the Throne Room. Beyond the Throne Room no one is allowed unless invited. A set of stairs allows access to the other towers one of which houses living quarters and the the tower closest to the waterfall houses Hades own chambers.

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Hebe's Temple
    Hebe's temple is a pavilion with three levels. The ground level has homey stone walls and ancient living quarters comfortable for the pre-industrial dweller, with bedrooms and a fireplace for cooking.

    The two upper levels are more ornate, plated with gold leaf. Impressions of a long dragon wind all the way across, best seen when the sunlight hits just right. The rooms of the upper levels are lavish, with sweet-smelling incense and silk hangings and soft furniture. A balcony wraps around both upper levels.

    The entrance is guarded by a golden statue of a dragon.

    It probably looks familiar if you've been to Kyoto.

    A long and winding path leads to a tall gate in a stone wall. Through that gate, sitting on top of a hill, is a huge mead hall that seems perpetually covered in snow. Inside, the sparse decorations are somber and an air of melancholy hangs in the area. There always seems to be a chill in the air, and at night the howling of wolves can be heard outside. They sound hungry.

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Temple of Honoka Kousaka
    Atop a tall staircase sits Honoka's shrine -- at first glance, it's a simple Shinto temple but anyone familiar with it will recognize it as the Kanda Shrine in Akihabara, Tokyo.

    Huitzilpochtli's temple is a sprawling marble complex high up on a hill, sprawled in a clearing above a forest. It's a long walk up a set of carved, intricate, white stone stairs before you reach the very entrance of the temple, which is bedecked with a dark red arch where the face of an Aztec sun stone stares down at anyone who enters.

    The grounds of the temple themselves are vast, decked with lush greenery. Vines clamber up the square pillars that surround the main building of the temple, and there's a creek that winds through the property, leading to a small pond somewhere near the center. Each pillar of the temple is adorned with the very same sun stone, and a walk through the main courtyard of the palace leads you to a massive, open air room.

    Inside this open air room is a floor veined with gold, leading straight up to an intricate, massive golden throne. Tributes to Hutzilpochtli are placed in the seat of the throne, and are collected by the god himself on a regular basis. Besides that, the temple seems to be molding to its new resident, and the rooms surrounding the courtyard have formed to become more modern, including a large, spacious kitchen, a living area, and five bedrooms. Most notably of those that have appeared is a bedroom with a little sign on the door that says ace's room.

    Since the entrance of a new occupant, only one thing has really changed: there's a mound of dirt in the courtyard, raised up for just the right height to play baseball on.

    ~ ~
    Staying true to the original Idaten's heritage of being a Chinese General and a God of the Kitchen and a Protector of Monasteries and Monks, his temple is designed in a fashion similar to other Chinese temples. Red and Gold as Dominate colors and nestled in the back yard there is a large Zen garden complete with a statues of the whole Iida family.

    Inside the Idaten's temple there are several rooms complete with everything needed to live comfortably in the modern world, all with simplistic styling best suited for a monk. The biggest room within the temple is the kitchen- the kitchen is Huuuge. There is a large stone oven fireplace, stainless steel double dutch oven, two refrigerators always filled with food, and not just regular seating but large and plush couches meant for socializing and having a good time.

    Yet... Despite underneath the Idaten temple there is a secret level that is ideal to any Superhero. The Hall of Ingenium~! All along the walls there are statues of the whole Iida family, complete with copies of their Pro hero Suits and Awards that the Iida family had earned. Right dab in the middle of the room stands a computer geek's day dream. There's several high speed computers and towers and monitors trained to scroll through the world aimed at catching the prayers meant for him.

    ~ ~
Inanna's home
    A two story home that is clearly Middle Eastern in design but still bares a striking resemblance to a medieval castle. It's only large enough to house the god and a handful of shinki, unless they want to stake out a claim on the roof. The front and back entrances lead to an interior courtyard, from which all the other rooms and the second story can be accessed. The image of an eight-pointed star appears prominently throughout the house, most notably above the front entrance and in the shape of the fountain in the courtyard.

    ~ ~ ~
Temple of Iron Crutch Li
    The temple is situated on a lot that looks, from the front, rather narrow. Built of fired brick, two stories tall, with a plain balcony on the second story and a ten-foot brick wall that runs back around the lot, it resembles nothing so much as a small-town shop.

    Those who enter through the front door, however, will find that the building is surprisingly airy and well-decorated inside. The back of the temple is brightly painted, ornate, and opens onto an immaculately groomed meditation garden with a large fishpond containing multiple miniature islands. Every plant in the meditation garden has some sort of culinary or medicinal use.

    The living quarters are on the second story of the temple building; the rooms are on the small side, but there are enough to accommodate dozens of residents, and the downstairs area contains not only a suitably sized kitchen, dining room, and meditation area, but also a large workroom packed with what looks like alchemical equipment and racks upon racks of carefully labeled dried herbs, insects, fungus, and other useful ingredients.

Izanagi Jingu
    Unlike its original namesake, this iteration of Izanagi's shrine is reminiscent of a Japanese minka. A multilevel home, there's a serene and almost private atmosphere before you enter, where it's spacious, welcoming, and well lit. Inside are a handful of tatami rooms for free use, a comfortable and large living room, a quiet room/study, multiple bedrooms for residents and guests, and each floor has a spacious bathroom (complete with modern soaking tub). But once you get past the genkan, it's obvious that the one area that takes up the most space is the kitchen - found on the first floor and the core to the temple, where the stairs are located, the kitchen and dining area were notably built to house a lot of traffic, between storage space, bar seating, lounging space, a long table, and even extra seating and a table in an roomy alcove that looks out into the yard.

    Said yard can be accessed via multiple points on the first floor (the dining space, master bedroom, and a couple of the tatami rooms) where it partially wraps around the space, and is another area that is obviously intended to be used as a person sees fit - either for socialization or a quiet spot, depending on whether you stay in the lounge area or go into the small garden. There's often a faint trace of fog in cooler weather surrounding the house, which hovers at the edges of the yard.

    ... there are also, frequently, cats that come and go. Don't mind them.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Kali's Palace
    Where the earth blackens and dunes of ebony sand swell, one may find the palace of Kali. It stands tall and stark beside the landscape, towers of gold and red surrounded by glittering water and vegetation. A mysterious and inviting sight - if one can brave crossing the small desert to approach it; for, strewn without, are the corpses of hellish creatures and men alike. Some fresh, others decaying and partially concealed within the sands. Nearer to the walls, thin and towering pikes leave their decapitated heads on display.

    Fortunately, for the inhabitants, such ghastliness is barred from sight. Not only does its walls protect from the outside world, but within is an oasis, extravagantly made and catering to all worldly pleasures. Comfort and entertainment suited to any taste may be found here, regardless of one's background. The only notable wildlife are serpents, jackals, and a single tiger - all of which seem to be unusually benevolent.

The Shrine of Kshitigarbha's Vow
    Leading down into a small but lush valley, there is a walkway adorned with lanterns and jizo statues. In the center of the valley, there is still lots of greenery, but of note is the statue there, representing the descent into Hell that is more about what someone will feel like when they come out of it -- the beauty of the Far Shore and Near Shore by comparison.

    ~ ~ ~
Kuraokami’s Dwelling
    Kuraokami’s Dwelling is settled high on top of a snowy mountain, but below it is a forest with a single flight of stairs leading up to the temple. At the entrance of the stairs, there’s a gate guarded by Chinese dragon statues with eyes that can give off a faint glow if people try to enter without permission. The sounds of thunder above doesn’t help with the welcoming committee either. At the top past the stairs, there lies a Japanese estate with multiple rooms and a vast garden that overlooks the edge of the mountain. The rooms themselves are huge, plenty of room for anyone who wishes to stay over. However, there is one particular room that serves as Kuraokami’s main room and is usually closed off to anyone who tries to force their way in. Despite the snowy mountain its placed on top of, the estate itself is always in a state of early spring with flowers budding; however, there’s a ladder hidden in a particular room that will lead down to an underground cave and anyone who dares to enter it will find themselves freezing at a rapid rate. This room is Kuraokami’s personal training area.

    ~ ~
Laumė's Temple
    Betwixt the trees lies a humble woodland temple painted by the natural colors of earth. A simple design built of wood and stone fits easily into a clearing surrounded by tall, healthy trees with lush foliage. Natural, vibrant sun filters in during the day and at night a cool air blows through the trees; creating natural, soothing music. Outside the temple's walls is both a vivacious garden filled with pure white flowers and a clear stream, in the presence of which visitors can clear their minds.

    ~ ~
Loki's Hollow
    Hidden inside a cavernous, snow-capped mountain area, Loki's temple is little more than an alcove set into a cave wall. There is a small waypost a few yards away to get the attention of patrons, but that's not where prayers are spoken. That's in the cave recess, just deep enough into the mountain face to keep away from prying eyes. Future shrine growth will be deeper into the mountainside.

Nanshe's Shelter
    A high stone wall surrounds the base of a high hill or small mountain, but the gate always stands open and welcoming, the sternness of the imposing fortification softened by lush vines and brightly-hued blossoms. A wide stone staircase leads upwards, bright arches guiding guests to the top. The hillside opens up there, covered with flowering trees and azalea bushes offering an idyllic landscape to relax and seek shelter.

    The Temple itself is a large shrine nestled at the top, built beside a wide lake. It is often decorated with colorful banners to draw the eye and on random occasions, a bustling market can be found set up around it, doing business on the grounds and selling delicacies and trinkets from all over the world. But even if the Shrine is quiet and empty, should seekers slip inside the building, they might find a table laid out with a warm meal or a place to rest set up nearby, as if someone anticipated whatever the guest might need most.

    The lake itself is packed full of freshwater fish, fat and lazy around the shrine but larger and more reclusive the deeper out you venture. Pelicans can often be found perched around the wooden walkway and dock, surprisingly docile and watchful of anyone who comes to fish in their waters. In fact, fish and pelicans seem to be a reoccurring theme about the shrine, since there are statues of both nestled about here and there on the grounds.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Neith’s Temple
    A rather large estate sized temple that belongs to the Egyptian Goddess, Neith . It stands out against the greenry with its colorful patterns. Inside the floors are either smooth stone or patternized reflective shiny tile. Brightly colored walls and high vaulted ceilings greet visitors upon entry. The Entrance opens up to a large room that is filled with various large comfy chairs and brightly colored cushions to sit. Bean bags have been recently added! From there the rest of the home is large and maze like. The main room is lined with eight different open hallways. These hallways can lead to extra rooms, to the kitchen, bathroom and other important places. But it’s easy to get lost if you’re new and don’t know your way around… welll Almost every path will inevitably lead back to it’s beginning as if it were a complete circle. There’s also a pool!

    Njord's temple is a large, resort-like estate situated on the coast. With a Bahamian architecture and light and classic luxury throughout the interior, the main building boasts an open layout with a huge gourmet kitchen overlooking the gathering area. One wing holds a personal day spa with a massage station, hair salon, make-up bar, and manicure and pedicure station. The other wing has a library lined with bookshelves which offers a cozy reading nook in a sunlit window seat. A set of hammocks and hanging chairs are among the trees in the rear lawn off this wing of the house. An infinity pool sits in the backyard as well, mere steps from the beach. There is also a bungalow here with a napping room, map-drawing room, and rooftop observatory for stargazing.

    The entire upstairs is the master suite, with the bedchamber facing the ocean. Multiple sliding glass doors to the wraparound terrace allow a seaside breeze inside. One private balcony off the master bath has a hot tub with ocean views, while a matching one off the master foyer has a sitting area. The closet is simply massive, and it is well-stocked with drawers, shelves, racks and carousels.

    The front patio on the main level can be screened-in or open to the pool and its inset fire pit thanks to automated retractable panels. Similar panels line the front of the pool house, which has its own kitchen and outdoor grilling area. The front of the home also holds a mikan grove, a tree house, a tennis court, two guest houses, and-- most notably-- a miniature water park with two slides, a lazy river ride, walkover bridges, sunbathing areas and a mock beach side entrance complete with sand.

    Hey, what did you expect from a god of wealth?

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Odin's Temple
    Unlike the temples of old, Odin's new temple isn't very large and open and is surprisingly warm. It is still made of stone and wood and built in a Nordic style, but apart from a throne room in the very front of the building, the temple resembles a stone mansion more than a place of worship. There is a large library, several bedrooms, and one room devoted entirely to the study of the night sky. The front yard is almost entirely roses, all carefully pruned and maintained. In the back, beyond the tall stone fence, is a small vegetable garden.

    ~ ~ ~
    Within the forest, there is a concrete bridge that goes across the river. What looks like an abandoned building covered in overgrown plants stands on the other side. It is a two-story structure with an accessible rooftop. Two, white, wooden doors serve as the entrance, the only part of the exterior that doesn’t look untouched. The inside and backside of the temple is much more open to the elements, consisting of concrete walls and wooden floors. The interior has also been overtaken by vines and other small trees and plants spilling over the sides of the upper floor. The common rooms such as the living room and dining area are open spaces, while the kitchen and other shared spaces have beaded curtains hanging in the doorway.

    Bedrooms are more private and have wooden doors. While unoccupied, they are overrun by foliage, but when a shinki moves in, the amount decreases enough to make it livable.

    The roof is covered in wooden planks. There are couches and chairs where people can stay to soak up some sun or to enjoy the breeze. This is also where laundry can be set out to dry.

    ~ ~ ~ ~
    Some distance into the woods, in a clearing there is a large manor surrounded by a stone wall hedged in crimson rosebushes. A pathway of stones that leads all the way to the door of the Manor but forks that lead off to other places - a gazebo on a gently sloping hill and a plant nursery adjoining a tool shed. A small hedge maze that houses a stone bench encircling a water fountain, and a single pomegranate tree. Often there are birds, bees, ladybugs in the gardens - along with the occasional other woodland animal if they manage to get past the fence.

    Even in the vastness of the manor there is a feeling of warmth and homey coziness. The mixed scents of tea, baking, and unsurprisingly flowers welcomes you. A wide staircase to the right leads to the next floor where the rooms are, to the far left the door leading to the solarium with its glass walls and ceiling. Directly ahead the dining hall and kitchens, just beyond the sitting room.

    There are personalized rooms on the second level under lock and key. All other rooms contain the basics needed though these have two single beds. Everything a person could need or want as a creature comfort is there and readily provided. A place of warmth, beauty, and comfort; at least during the day. As sun sets it becomes a grim, bleak space; flowers wither and die leaving behind an untouched manor encircled by thick walls of thorns and briars.

    ~ ~
Poseidon's Lighthouse
    True to the nature of Poseidon, he resides by the "sea" in a lighthouse with a seaside cottage for the living space. There is a small sandy beach enclosed by rocks and the "ocean" surrounds it. Of course, it's a limited ocean that runs off into a waterfall where the water disappears magically. And though the water runs off, there is no pull to it so that anyone that swims in the salty water won't fall off of his property. The ocean surrounding his home is usually calm unless Poseidon himself is not.

    The inside is cozy and has a sea theme. It's welcoming to whoever wants to find a little seaside R&R.

    The lighthouse works (though the design is more old fashioned than the home) and will serve as a beacon for a safe place if there is any danger.

    ~ ~
Rangda Shrine
    The facade of Rangda's temple is taken up by what looks like an altar, strewn about with stuff and looking noticeably not Indonesian, though the caricature in the center might look like a ink-brush version of a common depiction of Rangda.

    The entrance is to the side, and opens up into a common room; a table and chairs dominate the space in the center, with a couch and bookshelves lining the walls. Beyond that, toward the back of the temple are the bedrooms, a kitchenette, and the staircase to the basement. The basement is a training room that runs the length of the temple, made of sturdy wooden floors and perpetually dim lighting. The bathroom/shower is down here, adjacent to the stairs.

Sakuya-bime's Temple
    The temple resembles a traditional Japanese temple ground atop a hill. Cherry trees line the steps up to the temple and beyond the gate. Anyone who enters the temple grounds will feel a sense of calm and coolness. Those who enter with hostile or dishonest intentions, however, will feel heavy and anxious with the air becoming warm and incredibly humid. Overall, the grounds are aesthetically traditional and simple with plenty of open space. Of note, there is a shrine, a residence building, a purification well, a storage room, and several gardens and springs. The gardens and springs, are designed to look naturally beautiful regardless of the season and in particular, there is an abundance of cherry blossoms given both her name and domain. More info here.

    ~ ~
Temple of Ra
    The temple of Ra takes the form of a bar called HOMRA. The imported English-pub comes fully stocked with wines, beers, and spirits. There's everyday brews and for those with more expensive tastes, there's a row of tasteful bottles behind the counter. The bar offers an ever-changing menu filled with tasty meals and treats for its patrons. In the corner, tucked away from prying eyes, lies a stairwell that leads down to a large basement. The basement contains a large sofa and an old film projector along with a TV for more modern tastes. It offers a large open space where people can hang out and be as loud as they want as the noise won't filter into the bar area. Nestled above the bar are two floors of living quarters. The first contains five bedrooms, each sparsely decorated with a bed, dresser, and closet. There's nothing unique about them aside from the porch that juts out, facing the ocean. The top floor is composed of a spacious flat with wooden floors. This is Ra's personal quarters and therefore made to withstand the god of the sun. His flames won't burn this room. At dawn and sunset, the temple offers a mesmerizing show. The sun's rays hit the god at just the right angles and shoot off like wildfire creating a prism of light that lasts but a few minutes.

    ~ ~ ~ ~
Thanatos' Temple
    At first glance the temple seems nothing more than a lush field of poppies growing over stone castle ruins. It may be completely inhabited save for the 'wildlife' that visit it, which appear to be solely butterflies of assorted shapes and colors. It's somewhat hidden, but if someone was to explore the ruins they will discover what still remain have been converted to an actually decent livable area; with some modern features. Despite still being an old castle the weather stays pleasant all day/year round. For some reason whenever more space is needed another room in the castle magically opens up, or it starts creating more of an elaborate basement underneath.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Wenchang Wang’s Mountains
    Situated in the mountains, there is a quaint-looking dome house with another house attached to it and a small storage house not too far from it. It seems to be located in the middle of nowhere, but there are plenty of wilderness and some forests around the area, too. The house itself is more spacious than the outside, holding some decent-sized rooms that can house at least two people at a time. However, there seems to be a basement leading underground to another more spacious room where it houses the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.

    Outside of the temple and in the surrounding areas, herbal medicine grows, but watch out: there are some dinosaurs in the area that may be lurking around. The dinosaurs can be seen, but don’t worry, they can’t leave the temple grounds for any reason and will end up crashing into an invisible wall to prevent them from leaving.

    ~ ~

The Heavens
The Heavens are the easternmost part of the Far Shore, strictly run by the highest-ranked gods. They 'control' the other gods, host regular meetings, and dole out praise and punishment where necessary.

Main Office
    A simple office not unlike the offices of many places that are common around the Near Shore. Gods can apply for a grant of territory in the Heavens, register their existence as deities or establish new shrines. Shinki can apply to the office for reassignment to a new god. The Main Office can process all of your paperwork and help you establish a new existence in the Heavens, for minimal fees and no more inconvenience than your average morning at the DMV!
Meeting Hall
    This is the place where the gods hold their meetings. All gods are anonymous throughout the meeting so that they can freely voice their opinions without being judged. Head shinki are allowed to come to the meeting hall, but are not allowed to attend the meetings. However, they will be well taken care of while their gods are busy with business.

    Outside of the room where gods hold their meetings, the Meeting Hall is an opulent palace in Edo-era Japanese traditional style. Hallways are floored with polished wood and rooms with wood or tatami. Elegant ink paintings adorn the walls, and windows are latticed. The place is kept patrolled by shinki wearing white adorned with a golden chrysanthemum.
    This library, to the south of the Meeting Hall, is home to every record known to the Heavens. You can find anything here, from historical works to dry records to fictional pieces of art. Even unpublished books can be found if you happen upon the right sections.

    There is a small room in the library that is locked, and no amount of prodding or tinkering will allow anyone inside, though sometimes the shuffling of papers can be heard beyond the door. Although it was once maintained by tiny goblin-like creatures, most of them died during a time-space upheaval and the library is now staffed on a volunteer basis by player characters and Amaterasu's shinki.

    The new library employees have been working hard to correct the disastrous disorganization caused by the former goblin attendants, but unfortunately, the goblins weren't the only reason for the disorganization. The same library magic that allows unpublished or unique records to have a copy available here also distorts time and space, causing books to appear, disappear and switch places at random. At least the new library workers are gaining a better idea of which books are available, although finding them is still a matter of luck.
Amaterasu's Temple
    Although recently damaged by a severe fire, the dwelling place of Amaterasu is still one of the most beautiful, and unquestionably the largest, temple in the Heavens. It is built, like the Meeting Hall, in the style of a traditional Japanese castle, with expansive gardens and a roof tiled entirely in gilded tiles that reflect the sun. Repairs are ongoing, and white-uniformed shinki can be seen around the temple working hard at repainting, rebuilding and replanting wherever there is visible fire damage.
Sakura Groves
    Groves of blooming cherry trees spread out to the north and south of the Meeting Hall, and these beautiful areas are sometimes used as meeting or celebration places. The grove to the south is badly scorched as a result of a fire, and many trees there have been damaged by storm winds or lightning. The grove to the north retains its unearthly perfection.
The Underworld
the realm of death

The Underworld is the realm of Izanami, mother of the islands of Japan as well as many of the gods and goddesses of the Heavens. She died in childbirth and was abandoned to the realm of the dead by her husband Izanagi once he saw that she had become a rotting corpse. She now rules the land of the dead, commanding legions of ayakashi, and rarely suffers intruders to live... or to leave.

Entrance to the Underworld
Caverns of the Underworld
    The Underworld, as befits its name, is a series of caves, caverns and catacombs, some built of brick and some natural caves, both volcanic and limestone. Water that reeks of death and rot drips and puddles throughout the underworld, and it is filled with powerful and vicious ayakashi and demons. These monsters can smell the presence of a pure soul, either god or shinki, and will track down and attack them. Even if the god or shinki tries to conceal their scent, making eye contact with any of the underworld's monsters will cause them to attack.

Izanami's Throne Room
    A tiled catacomb, gilded and beautiful, with a raised dais at the front of the room where Izanami reclines. Incense burners are set at the edges of the dais, and the room reeks of incense smoke over rotting flesh. Any god or shinki who comes this close will find themselves in the very heart of Izanami's power.

Gods and shinki are more than welcome to open their own businesses on the Near Shore and may add descriptions and photos of their homes on the Far Shore.
All you have to do to be added to the list is reply here using this form:

As gods accumulate followers, they can apply with the Heavens' Main Office to have their temple moved to a neighborhood befitting their current status. All new gods' temples appear in the Western District, which is a place of shifting distances and terrain, far from important Heavenly administrative areas such as the Meeting Hall and the temples of the major gods. When a temple moves, the player is free to change the description of the temple to reflect its new location (for instance, the temple might increase in size or become more opulent, or the landscape might change around the temple.)

To move to a new district, a god must meet or exceed the minimum required follower count for that district and reply to this post using the form below. Temple moves can be done at any time and do not cost followers. If a god falls below the required number of followers for their district, for instance through buying regains, they can still remain where they are, because they had sufficient followers at the time of the move.

Minimum Follower Requirements:
Central District: 50,000 followers
Northeast & Southeast Districts: 10,000 followers
Northwest & Southwest Districts: 5,000 followers
Western District: at least one follower

kokuyoyo: (Apparently I kept telling people I was)

[personal profile] kokuyoyo 2017-09-14 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
A couple of days after the whole shopping center event (August 23 to be exact), Chiksua will finally shuffle back to regularly occupying his war against the hell that is the library. While he's organizing books, however, he will be trying his best to look for books for any of the following subjects:

- anything even close to being similar to the symbols he could make out from the basement altar

- anything to do with humans making altars to gods

- magic that (probably) regular humans can do

- books on incense (to try and identify what was used in the basement)

- Anything on the stores or whatever that owned the supermarket and/or bakery

He will be regularly searching for any of these books from August 23rd to the end of the month (August 30th). I'm not sure if you add a plus to the dice roll for being a stubborn asshole or what, but that's what he'll be doing.

Does he get a +2 to his roll for being a huge nerd library worker... class bonus y/n
kokuyoyo: (Woke up with a squirrel in my bed.)

[personal profile] kokuyoyo 2017-09-18 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
I bet the goblins got a class bonus...

But alright! for more specification...

> God Altars:
1. Chikusa will do a flip through the books on making altars, specifically for anything that bear similarities to the one in the shopping center. Specifically, he's trying to narrow down the origin. Is it Japanese? Greek? A mishmash that takes from various cultures?
2. This is a little more obscure (which Chikusa himself sort of suspects), but he'd be looking for information on if modern machinery is used in the construction of altars (or for any other religious stuff).
3. How do you invite or kick out a god from their altar? Do any of the books address that?

> Human Magic
1. He'll be taking those treatises on onmyodo magic... Will those tell him anything interesting, and/or that he could do himself?

> Incense:
1. Can he make Heaven foot the bill on incense
1. He'll try to make a note of what the top five most and least popular incenses are, and I'll get back to you later on that. That encyclopedia incense will be getting stored away for later.

> Fujisaki Corp:
1. Anything interesting in that pamphlet, or is it all mundane stuff?
2. Turning away from the library, will an internet search on them turn up anything?
nolittlesecret: (8)

moving request!

[personal profile] nolittlesecret 2017-08-31 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Place: [Northwest District]
God's Current Follower Count: 5830
clothes_make_the_man: (Default)

[personal profile] clothes_make_the_man 2017-08-31 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Place: Southeast District
God's Current Follower Count: 23,005
talkbirdytome: (say aaah)

Moving request!

[personal profile] talkbirdytome 2017-09-01 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Place: [Southeast District]
God's Current Follower Count: 11215
declamando: (accepting)

[personal profile] declamando 2017-09-01 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Place: Northeast District
God's Current Follower Count: 14330
shadowrevenger: (pic#10365947)

moving request!

[personal profile] shadowrevenger 2017-09-03 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Place: Southeast District
God's Current Follower Count: 10275
subtract: take pride (I-0021)


[personal profile] subtract 2017-09-06 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Place: Southeast District
God's Current Follower Count: 13275
Edited (1000000 last second edits later) 2017-09-06 03:46 (UTC)
subtract: and as you walk away (I-0139)

Re: Moving!

[personal profile] subtract 2017-09-07 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
when u still find a bunch of typos after multiple edits, cries never write anything at 1am

hello here's a new copy of the description with less of the stench of failure

revolutionfalcon: (through the eyes of birdness)

Moving Request

[personal profile] revolutionfalcon 2017-09-09 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Place: Central District
God's Current Follower Count: 50040 (as of completing this prayer and these seven event investigations)