The Era of the Mountain Prince
High Pine Vale
Haipain is a small fertile valley that rests in the spine of the world mountains, between the lands of the Lion and the Scorpion. It takes its name from the tall trees that dot the approach into its fields. Isolated and out of the way, it is not a major trade route or an important military point. The area is fertile enough to support three companies, but moving the rice out is quite difficult, due to treacherous roads.
The Lion siezed it from the Scorpion during the Scorpion Clan Coup, as they feared the castle there may have been a strong hold for the conspiracy. They razed it, and replaced it with a Matsu Barracks.
The valley now contains a small village, a temple to bishamon, and the squat, imposing Matsu defensive structure. In 1172, to thank him for returning the Lion Clan Standard, Akodo Shigetoshi gave the lands to Buyushi Tosen