Age of Emperors
The Shinomen Mori is the largest and densest forest in the entire Empire. It borders the nothern Crab lands, western Scorpion lands, and southern Unicorn lands. Many square-miles of this forest have never been explored and it holds secrets that have never been uncovered.
The Dark Moto were tracked here where they used the cover of the forest to meet with cloaked men in order to seal an alliance. Isawa Hiraku and Koan became lost trying to follow the cloaked men, who vanished into the forest. They encountered a spirit who trapped them in a dream world, but their deals with an Oni helped to uncover the way out.