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The Wisdom the Grows over the Passage of Years, more commonly known as Wisdom, is a small village midway between Tranquility and Kyuden Isawa. Unlike the other villages along the trade road, Wisdom is surrounded by a dense bamboo forest, with the various buildings snuggled amongst the groves.
Wisdom is a very peaceful place, and even during the worst of the Clan War, when Lion marauders raided through Phoenix lands, the village survived unscathed. It is overseen by a senile old Isawa warrior and his exuberant grandson.
Other than its place as a stopover for merchants, Wisdom’s claim to fame is the Shrine of the Bamboo Princess, reputedly the actual location of the popular fairy tale. The shrine is located in the heart of the bamboo grove, overseen by a young priestess.