The Nezumi Empire
Storm Fur Clan
Ruled by: The Sifu Family
Home: Scholar Blossom, the Red City
The rocky southern coast of the Empire is inhabited by the Storm Furs – inquisitive mice that value intellect and reason above all else. Scholarly pursuits are of the highest concern in Storm Fur territory, producing some of the Empire’s finest teachers, archivists, writers and researchers. Although one would think their dedication to knowledge would make Storm Furs dry and boring, they are in fact great hedonists, valuing poetry and sake as much as they value a well-researched invention. Storm Furs pride themselves on being as expansive in knowledge as the vast winds that circulate the Empire, and as prone to sudden revelry and passion like a sudden storm.
The Sifu family leads the Storm Furs from Scholar Blossom, a massive cherry tree that resides amongst a grove that flowers a vibrant red and pink in the Spring (hence the nickname of the Red City). Mice and supplies make their way up into the boughs of Scholar Blossom via a series of lifts made of ropes and leaves that act as sails.