Skull & Shackles
Genzei, the City of Lanterns, is the capital of the Ushinawa Isles. It was established nearly 2 centuries ago, when samurai patriarch Tanagowu Useme conquered the islands. The fiercely independent samurai and his rowdy followers fought the murderous kuru natives who populated the stony Ghol-Gan ruins that dotted the island. The bloody fighting last one month and at the end every kuru was put to the sword. The warriors and the Tian-Min sailors and servants who accompanied them established the newly limestone town of Genzei. The settlers went to great effort to erase any signs of the original Ghol-Gan builders, painting over the depictions of cannibalism and bloody alien rituals and removing the limestone carvings portraying their ravenous gods.
Although the isles boast great independence, rumors have been circulating that their ruler, Shogun Tanagowu Heigo, was recently deposed by a clan of unknown origin.