Traveling north from the Moon Palace, leads to vast expanses of whispering woods and bamboo forests. The winding paths within the woods are guarded by silent sentinels, spirits connected to the oldest trees that touch the sky, draped in bound cord and hung with tamagushi as offerings to the kami. The villages of the people here are not found on the forest floor, but amongst the heights of the trees, with interconnecting walkways, secret entrances, and the ever circling birds that are the eyes and messengers of its people. These are the lands of the Tanchyo clan. Read More.