Updated: Jan. 13, 6:53 p.m.
To the north of the Lost Islands of Dioz, the Ghost Shadow Clan has made a home on the large island of Senysoka, building a great complex known as Kimurachi Temple. Visitors are permitted, although they must remain within the District of Impurity so as not to disturb the array of ancestral spirits the clan brought with them from their Imperial headquarters. Nearly every day is a holy day of some sort amongst the Ghost Shadow Clan, who remain in close contact with long-dead spirits, propitiating and cajoling them with rituals and sheer force of will.
The clan is massive, with thousands of members forming a small city around the temple. They are organized into a multitude of ritual cadres, all with very specific responsibilities on each of the clan’s holy days. To an outsider, their activities seem senseless, almost random, but there is no denying that anyone who interferes in the clan’s business soon finds themselves beset with problems — bad weather, insanity, poison, angry dinosaurs and rebellious crews are only some of the terrors that have been laid at the feet of the clan’s vengeance on those who offend them.
The clan, of course, says nothing about the misfortunes of those who try their patience. And yet, the persistent rumours of the clan’s vast wealth continues to tempt the foolhardy. Kimurachi Temple is one of the few settlements in the Lost Islands that does not pay tribute to Countess Orczaza of Dioz, but the Countess has never pressed the issue.