Between Crimson Skies
The Sacred Watch Palace is located at the base of the Mountains of the Seven Thunders at the foot of the mighty Seikitsu sano Yama no Oi that divides the Empire in two. It is the official meeting place for the Lion Clan and sees heavy traffic from Ikoma wardens who constantly patrol the Unicorn and Dragon border.
Though it is the seat of all diplomatic power in the lands of the Lion, it maintains a very spartan and traditional feel largely eschewing many of the more luxurious accoutrement in favor of a more time-honored feel. In many ways the Lion and the Ikoma in particular are the beating heart of the Rokugani, symbolizing in stark terms the defacto way of life to which most people aspire. Though it may not have the lavish flare of many of the other more “cultured” courts, Kyuden Ikoma maintains a quite beauty and refined dignity which flies in the face of the more gauche clan palaces.