The Harsh Cry of the Heron Setting & Symbolism

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The Three Countries

The Three Countries are the three provinces that split the Island realm and are united under the current leadership of the Otori clan through Lord Takeo. They broadly have a medievalist Japanese flavor, but with elements of fantasy melded in. The Three countries are banded by the Heavens Mountains, over which lies the Free City of Akashi and the port that leads to the city of the Emperor.

The Hidden

The Hidden are a secretive cult that believes in a monotheistic god into which Takeo was born before he was taken away as a young child. They re-emerge in the figure of Mada,ren Takeo's long lost sister, as Takeo wonders what to do with her and the similarity between the Hidden's beliefs and that of the foreigners' 'Deus'.

The Kirin

The kirin is a creature from ancient Japanese folklore which is 'discovered' in the...

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