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Shō Shin's Tonfa

Origin

Shō Shin

Type

Tonfa

Effects

Subjects gain desire to congregate together under user’s preferred system of organization

Downsides

Some denizens turn into wares

Activation

Continuous contact with a locus of governmental reign

Collected by

Warehouse 10

Section

Armerie-M15T8

Aisle

743219-1749

Shelf

408973-4797-199

Date of Collection

1578

[Source]


OriginEdit

King of the Ryukyu Kingdom from 1477-1526, Shō Shin founded the empire’s fledgling government. During the transition to a centralized power, many of the aji, rulers of small pockets of land, gradually lost their power. To prevent an uprising and solidify his control, he collected all the weapons for the common defense and ordered the aji to relocate to the capital, Shuri. All the feudal lords were split up into separate districts based upon region, which made them feel there were communities to rely upon instead of their ancestral lands, becoming a class in their own right. While royal adjuncts served in the absence of the aji, Shuri became a center for economic and artistic growth on Okinawa. Artisans, goods and religious practices were introduced from as faraway as Southeast Asia. Although urbanization allowed the new middle class of merchants, craftsmen and traders to prosper, the country farmers and fishermen still remained poor.

EffectsEdit

Leaving it in continual contact with a focal point of district or national administration will affect all the area it oversees. The majority of people within the borders will feel the uncontrollable urge to regroup and arrange themselves according to the activator’s preferences, whether for better or worse. Has been none to transform people over time into objects like pottery, devotional articles and silk cloth.