The Imperial Capital, Otosan Uchi is also known as the Shining City. The largest city in Rokugan, it is the site of the Imperial Palace, the Otomo libraries. The capital was founded near to the place where the Kami fell to earth. For eleven centuries it was the home of the Hantei Dynasty and had remained invoilate until the battle of White Stag against gaijin from a distant land. For centuries afterwards, the capital was defended by the Imperial Legions and the Lion Clan. Then came the period of unrest caused by the Scorpion Coup and the Clan War. Otosan Uchi was assaulted not once, but three times. Every time the city has been wounded but has stood. Now however, the city is under a dark cloud. With Kisada I on the Throne, the city has become a haven for the dishonourable and the Lost. Shadowlands Taint now suffuses the once holy city. Entry and exit from the city is controlled by the Seppun, who hold true to their oaths of fealty to the Emperor.