Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, is an ogre-mage hermitage high in the mountains. Shinka means “true fire.”

The glow from within looks inviting, but woe awaits whomever finds out who stokes the fire or what simmers in the pot. (Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep)

"In desperation, Konda sent warriors to parley with the ogre-magi. No one knows whether they were slaughtered at Shinka or if they even reached its bloodstained walls." -Observations of the Kami War (In the Web of War)

"Understanding is not a virtue of the ogre. Do not seek to reason your way into Shinka Keep." -Kiku, Night's Flower (Shinka Gatekeeper)

Before Shinka's walls were built, before the torii at Okina stood, she was there, tall and proud against the sky, and she will be there long after they have fallen into dust. (Ayumi, the Last Visitor)

Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep