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Leatherworker Quarter was one of the quarters of Ryoko Owari Toshi.
First residents Edit
The first pleasure section at Ryoko Owari was located in the current Leatherworker Quarter, too close to the Noble Quarter. After the Lion invasion this area was destroyed, and the Governor legislated to conduct those activities onto Teardrop Island, where they could be more readily isolated from the rest of society. The eta settled in the ruins, because the Bridge of the Dragon allowed the leatherworkers to clean the Noble Quarter much more quickly. 
The quarter had a distinctive smell produced by the type of work that named it. The aspect of the area was flat because there were few structures above one story. Their unpaved roads made brown the predominant colour, being the buildings covered with mud. The inhabitants were not allowed to dye their clothes. 
Distribution by profession Edit
The majority of mortuary workers stayed near the cemetery in the Little Shadowlands, the kageshiru kept to the south in the Festering Pit, and the proper leather workers lived in the Dragon's Shadow.  This distinction was largely eliminated by the Shadowlands attack during the Clan War, which decimated most buildings and many inhabitants. 
Shadowed Tower Edit
The Shadowed Tower conspiracy built an underground compound just ourtside the quarter. It became famous in certain circles as a place where the jaded could find entertainment.  The Tower used eta from this quarter as the receptacles for the Taint they drained away from their corrupted shugenja. During the fall of the Tower conspiracy, the loyalist Scorpion executed a large number of corrupted peasants, fostering bitterness in the hearts of many eta that were ostensibly being “rescued.” 
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