During the era of the Elves, Ottova became a devil, killing lots of people. The high priest of the Elves asked for the power of the gods, and chanted the mantras to call for the Eight Peaks. This resulted in major continental shifts: the bottom of the northern sea began to erupt with magma, forming a few connecting volcanoes. Those volcanoes became the earliest form of Sakurajima. Before the War era, those who were sensitive enough to notice the turbulence to occur had moved to and settled on this island, becoming the first generation of Sakurajima Islanders. They have stayed and multiplied ever since.
Sakurajima was originally a one-piece volcanic island. Later, due to the rising sea levels, part of the low-lying ground was submerged, and eventually formed the present North and South Islands. The southern islands are called by the locals "Shinohara " and the northern islands are called "Yellow Spring". At present, there is still a stable, but active volcano on Sakurajima. Over the years, it has become an indispensable source of energy for the islanders.
Initially, Sakurajima traded with Gloriville and Palata, but after the intensification of the conflict between Gloriville and Palata, Sakurajima declared neutrality to avoid taking sides. However, even after the conflict between Gloriville and Palata had long ended, Sakurajima has yet to resume contact with them.
Originally, it functioned the same way as Yuejian Platform in Shinohara of the North Island, a place for the islanders to worship Snake god. Due to the Roshomon influence, however, islanders no longer dare to come here to hold any ceremonies. Years past, no one ever comes at all.
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This is the main living area for Shinohara islanders. Residents highly respect the current island owner. They however dislike and reject outsiders. Rumors are often heard that sea explorers from Gloriville go missing in this area.
Sakurajima South Island - a landmark in the Shinohara area. It was actually transformed over the years from a giant tree. The early legend had it that a young soul that had been sealed inside the giant tree almost escaped and caused a disaster. He was later re-sealed in the tree by a girl wearing exotic clothes. In the end, however, the soul was released with help of external forces. It later merged with Fallens and disappeared to nowhere. That giant tree has become Roshomon, taken by the islanders a spot for washing away any evilness. After transforming from a giant tree to Roshomon, its inside is filled with blood-like fluid that continues to flow out, converging on the ground as springs, and eventually into the sea. All the living organisms in that sea area, from the influence of this liquid, have gone extinct.
Sakurajima North Island - a landmark in the Yellow Spring area. During the time when Sakurajima still had communications with the outside world, this was where the island owner lived. After Wangli year 513, the island was cut off from the rest of the world. People in other regions don’t know much about Sakurajima anymore, or do they ever know that the inhabitants in Wisteria are no longer humans.
Yuejian Platform is used for worshipping the moon god in the Yellow Spring area. Island owners over the generations would sing and dance with the islanders and offered tribute to the moon god for prosperity and peace. Although Sakurajima has undergone earth-shaking changes, today this Yuejian Platform tradition continues to exist in a different form.
Fuego Town is named so for its huge active volcano. In the past, the volcano had at least erupted a dozen times. In order to be able to observe and evacuate neighboring islanders in time, a former island owner sent a group here to permanently station and study the place. After decades of time past, the missions remain for generations. The group has grown and the area has escalated to be a town. All the group leaders so far have also been the town mayors.