Uranami Onsen

Luxury Onsen/Sento, Izakaya & Ryokan

Uranami Onsen by the Sea is a full board ryokan
with luxury onsen & sento, izakaya, general wellness & saunas.
Mateus Server. Mist || W15//P5
We are not an ERP FC.

OPEN HOURS
Sunrise to Midnight
(May be staffed by Namazu)

SOCIAL EVENTS (w15/p5) (PACIFIC)
Big One Botanicals Flower Hour: 8p Pacific 1st Fri.
Monthly-Special Event: 8pm 2nd Fri.
Kyabakura: 8pm Pacific 3rd & 5th Fri.
Uranami-on-Location: 8pm 4th Fri.

LOUNGE EVENTS (w15/p6) (PACIFIC)
Karaoke Night: 6pm 2nd Mon.

COMMUNITY EVENTS (PACIFIC )
Hydaelyn Street Faire (Seasonal)
March 30th 7pm
Mateus
Lavender Beds
Amethyst Shallows & Dappled Stalls

Note:
Monthly Special Event & On-the-Road
Are typically the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Dates may shift

About the Onsen

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Uranami Onsen prides itself on being a professional, and traditional onsen while also providing a relaxed environment for our company members and clients. We provide general wellness in the form of our botanicals, shiatsu, acupuncture, divinity, physical healing, mental-clarity, dry & wet saunas, and other forms of body & mind wellness. Entertainment is also provided in our establishment, such as geisha, bards, dancers, tea ceremony, etc.

ABOUT THE ONSEN

Server: Mateus || FFXIV Free Company
Location: Mist; Ward 15, Plot 5
IC Linkshell: Uranami Onsen IC-LP
OOC Linkshell: Uranami Onsen
Public Discord: Uranami Onsen Public Discord
Hours: Sunrise til Midnight

SOCIALS & COMMUNITY EVENTS (PACIFIC)
Big One Botanicals: 1st Friday 8:00pm Pacific
Special Socials: 2nd Friday 8:00pm Pacific
Kyabakura: 3rd & 5th Friday 8:00pm Pacific
Uranami-on-Location: 4th Friday 8:00pm Pacific

LOUNGE EVENTS (w15/p6) (PACIFIC)

Karaoke Night: 6pm 2nd Mon.

COMMUNITY EVENTS (PACIFIC )
Hydaelyn Street Faire (Seasonal): March 30th 4pm PST // 7pm EST
Mateus, Lavender Beds, Amethyst Shallows & Dappled Stalls

Hours: Sunrise til Midnight

Pricing: General Public Use: [ReasonableRate]. Unlimited Time. Includes one (1) beverage & one (1) meal.
Private Onsen Use: Discussed individually based on time

No exchange of OOC gil required. If you wish to tip your server you are welcome to do so. We are not an ERP-Facility, please do not request such services.*

WHAT IS AN ONSEN OR SENTO?:

An Onsen or Sento is an outdoor or indoor hotspring often attached to a Ryokan; a bed and breakfast inn. Guests may take use of either public or private bathing within our facility. Onsen are traditionally outdoor hotsprings while Sento are indoor hotsprings. Both are a place of social enjoyment where people come to relax and heal. Please consider & follow all rules when visiting Uranami Onsen. We hope you enjoy your stay and our amenities.

If you have any further questions please contact the individuals below.

Contact: Udesh Matsuo/Cho Kutsuki (Fox#5907) || Kosei Matsuo/Ira'to Zeerrha || Oswin Mercer || Suki Kotaro || Tsulyren I-yuurei

Services

BATH HOUSE
All Inclusive: Includes drink, meal, & unlimited facilities.
By the Hour: Sento & Onsen services by the hour.
Dojo Use: Use of training quarters by the hour.
Onsen (Outdoor): Use of the outdoor onsen only.
Private Use: Private usage of the facilities. (Parties, Corporate meetings, VIP room, etc.)
Ryokan (Innrooms): Bed & breakfast innroom usage.
Sauna Use: Dry & went sauna usasge only.

ADD-ONS
Bath Salts: Hingan (Matcha), Sakura (Cherry Petal), Volcanic (Earthen) or Uranami (UO's Special Blend)
Bath Bombs: Carnelian (Love Life), Citrine (Wealth), Danburite (Enlightenment), Hematite (Protection), Lapis Lazuli (Aether), Malachite (Physical Healing), Sapphire (Warding), Spinel (Revitalization), or Sunstone (Mind Healing). Named & colored after their respective gemstones!
Soaps: Beeswax (Lavender), Namazu (Namazu-Shaped), Shea Butter (Moisturizing), Uranami (Ocean)
Ointments & Salves: Fogweed Oil (Healing Oil), Hingan Herb Satchel (Healing herb blend), La Noscean Breeze (Sea-scented healing potion), Uranami Waters (UO's Special Healing Blend), Uranami Hand-Towel (Cute namazon-kamon embroidered.)

WELLNESS
Acupuncture: Traditional Hingan & Yanxian needle-medicine.
Crystal & Divinity: Readings via bone, card, crystal, rune, etc.
General Healing: Aetheric healing & physical chirugeon.
Herbal Relaxation: Healing methods via herbs.
Reiki: Chakra healing & palm readings.
Shiatsu Massage:Traditional Hingan body massage.
Spa-Facials:Facial spa-treatments.
Stone Massage: Cooled or heated stone massage.

Absolutely no ERP services available.

Onsen Rules

ONSEN USE & RULES

General Sign In: When attending to Uranami Onsen, please check in with the front desk for instructions. There is no limit of time spent in the public bath. Our resident namazu staff can easily inform you of our rules and assist you where you may need assistance.

Reservation Sign In: Please sign in at the front desk for access to the wellness room or private sento rooms, these may be booked for one (1) hour slots and are first come first serve.

Hours: Sunrise til Midnight. Namazu-staffing during non-Social Hours.

Pricing:
General Public Use: [Reasonable Rate]. Unlimited Time. Includes one (1) beverage & one (1) meal.
Private Onsen Use: Discussed individually based on time.
No exchange of OOC gil required. If you wish to tip your server you are welcome to do so.

Suggested Use: After washing, we first suggest that guests enjoy a time in our hot-wood sauna, applying a salt scrub that is provided to your skin. Once you are finished take some time within our cold spa, enjoying the cold dynamic. After you have relaxed within our cold spa finish off with a long soak in our hot spring!

Bath Temperatures: Our dry Sauna is set at 60°C (140°F). Our Hot baths range from 34°C - 41°C (100-110°F) Our cool/cold baths range from 20°c-30°c (68°-86°F)

Salt: There is salt provided to you to apply to your skin when enjoying our sauna room.

Water & Tea: Water and Green Tea are provided to you at no additional charge. Please enjoy and stay hydrated. Please dispose of cups after use.

Mixed Baths: Nudity is only allowed in private or gendered sento. Uranami Onsen denizens that participate in Mixed Baths absolutely MUST wear bathing suits or yugi; which are garments that are designed for bathing. There is no exception to this rule.

Showering: Before entering an onsen, each guest is expected to wash and thoroughly rinse themselves before joining the hot-baths. There are bathing stations which you may use, including stools, buckets and toiletries. Please feel free to use the amenities. Make sure you completely rid yourself of dirt and soap before entering the spring.

Concerning Swimwear: Swimwear is required during Mixed Bath sessions regardless if in public baths or in private sento rooms. During same-sex bathing; a swimsuit is optional.

Towels: Guests are allowed to bring a small towel with them into the onsen, please only use the provided handtowels. You are welcome to use these as a small cover between the bath and spa if you so choose. Further we encourage spa-goers to place their damp hand towel on their head as it is quite comfortable! Large towels are only used to drape around you from the hanger in the onsen to the changing area.

The Ryokan: If you would like to rent a room in our ryokan (bed & breakfast) please see an attendant before you depart for the evening. Payment must be made up front and does include a breakfast meal.

Smoking: Is only permitted during our "Flower Hour" night and may only be with our product. If you have personal cigarettes, cigars, or fogweed; it must be partaken of in our izakaya at all times.

Sexual Activities: Are absolutely prohibited in any part of Uranami Onsen, private or public. Please be aware this is your only warning. Should any member of staff find a guest participating in such actions you will be asked to leave and will be escorted from the premises. (OOC Note: We are not an ERP facility/free company.)

Safety: Please do not submerse your head into the spa. Horseplay and Running in the bath are absolutely not allowed. Do not splash, disturb other spa-goers or create exceptional noise. Social chatter is welcomed and encouraged! Should you begin to feel dizzy or light headed please consider taking a break. It is easy to get overwhelmed or overheated and black out if you are not used to the warmth and minerals in our baths.

IZAKAYA RULES

  • Respect the staff

  • Do not be belligerent

  • Pay your tab

  • No fights

  • No slamming tankards on the tables

  • You may be removed for any inappropriate behavior

The Big One Botanicals

VISITING THE BOTANICALS

Server: Mateus
Location: Mist (Uranami Onsen, 3rd floor) w15/p5
Hours: Flower Hour 1st Friday of the Month: 8:00pm Pacific
Notice: Herb may only be purchased & partaken at the above date & time.

The Big One Botanicals is an Apothecary & Herbery including flowers, edibles, smokeables, a Fogweed Izakaya (bar) & Fogweed-infused Sento (traditional far-eastern-style communal bath).

Please read all rules & etiquette as patrons are expected to understand them in full.

Pricing: Prices are dependent upon strain & amount and may range from reasonable to luxury. Use of Sento: Use of the infused bath is reasonably rated.

No exchange of OOC gil required. If you wish to tip your server you are welcome to do so.

HOW TO ORDER

A Note: The Botanicals are only open the 1st Friday of the month and any ordering & purchasing must be done then.

Ordering: When entering the establishment, please take a menu from the counter and take a few moments to consider what you may wish to purchase. Once you have decided please speak with one of our bud-tenders behind the counter.

Purchasing: Once you have informed the bud-tender of your products, please make your way to the register. Once you have paid in gil or koban you may pick up your items or have them brought to you in the lounge downstairs.

Need Assistance?: Our herb-keepers will give suggestions should you need any help! Is it your first time with us? Never-fear, those behind the counter will certainly help you out whether you're a first-time client or a veteran.

The Big One Botanicals Stock

During your stay at our establishment, you will find that we have the finest flowers & spirits from Hingashi & Yanxia. Should you have any questions or need any assistance please do not hesitate to speak any of our herb-keeps! Please read our "How to Order" article below before ordering.

HOW TO ORDER
So you want to enjoy an evening of herb & bliss? Well here's how you order from us!

Step 1: Grab a menu! If you're reading this... Well... You're already there!

Step 2: Decide between your options! Beverages & Fare or Stock & Strains.

Step 3: Visit our Herb-Keep on the third floor. Need help? Our Flower-Tenders will help you to their fullest. Need a recommendation? Read on!

Step 4: Focus, Relaxation, Hybrid? Choose your strain!
Focus: Uplifting & invigorating. These herbs will give you just the spark you need for creativity.
Relaxation: Calming & tranquil. These herbs will calm your inner tsunami.
Hybrid: Uplifting & calming. Need a little of both? These are hybrids of both fogweed types!

Step 5: Choose a strain! Once you have decided your chosen fogweed 'type'; you can choose one of our many strains. Please read their description & flavor profiles to ensure that you have your preferred bud.

Step 6: Checkout. After you have ordered your herb, please proceed to the check out. Here you can pay in gil or koban. Once purchased you may enjoy your product in our lounge or downstairs in our baths!

Ask us about our monthly strain in our medicinal baths!

OUR PRODUCTS
Below you can find a short selection of our menu. See our full menu below for full details!

Strains & Stock
Capsules || Flowers || Leaves (for tea) || Oils || Pre-roll || Topicals || Resin || Rosin || Salves || Shisha || Tinctures

Accessories
Ashtrays || Flints || Grinders || Kiseru || Pipes || Rolling papers || Shisa-pipes || Storage boxes || Water-pipes

Beverages & Fare
Ale || Cocktails || Coffee || Tea || Candies || Pastries || Savory Treats

Specials
For our Flower Hour Special we have predetermined strains in our beverage & fare! These rotate out each moth, so be sure to stop by! Our herb strain within our baths when entering the bathhouse are as follows:
Calm; Right. Focus: Left.

Ask About Our "BIG ONE" Pre-roll!

STOCK & STRAINS

Focus Dominant
Aether Current: Extremely uplifting almost like traveling between aetherytes. Quite a rush. Notes: Sweet Pear
Dancing Namazu: Get ready to get down like a namazu! Dance your fishy tail off w/ this herb. Notes: Black Tea
Namai Fire Opal: Alert & attentative, this herb is like a refreshing morning in Namai. Notes: Persimmon & Citrus
Inner Beast: This herb awakens the feral, inner beast & leaves the user feeling hyper alert. Notes: Coffee & Musk
The Ruby Price: Everything has a price, including this herb. Very strong immediate rush. Notes: Tropical & Cherry
Samurai Shoha: Sensations of deep-focus meditation. Akin to that of its samurai namesake. Notes: Earthy Sage
Steppe Spice: Nostalgic of cooking-spices from the Steppe. Great for getting work done. Notes: Spice & Tobacco

Relaxation Dominant
Dairyu Moon Gate: Our strongest relaxation herb. It will send you to the moon but not back! Notes: Sweet Cream
Dream Within: A dream within a dream, this herb will leave you in a heady euphoria. Notes: Lavender & Peach
Fairy's Kiss: Delicate & giggly, it will leave you w/ an overall peaceful bliss. Notes: Honey & Black Tea
Heaven on High: Like Heaven-on-Eorzea, you will feel like you're walking on air. Notes: Rose & White Tea
Prism Lake: Psychedelic-dream best describes this herb. Very other-worldly. Notes: Violet & Woody
Sleeping Dragon: An insomniac's choice, best to leave sleeping dragons lie. Notes: Smoky & Tobacco
Windtea Dream: A delicate aroma of windtea. Very pleasing & soothing. Notes: Cream & Windtea

Hybrids
Ara Ara: Alert & arousing, a favorite sensual treat. Notes Earthy Spice & Mango
The Drunken Toad: Heavy herb that leaves you a bit peckish! Notes: Hoppy & Peppery
Medica II: Nice, rounded bliss; known to sooth hurts. Notes: Chamomile & Nutmeg
The Night Witch: Sensuous & silky, like your favorite wench. Notes: Apples & Musk
Onamazu: Uplifting & relaxing. It leaves you with a big creative & euphoric state. Notes: Peach & Pineapple
Savvy Pirate: Bawdy sort of sensations & oddly... talkative! Notes: Orange & Spice
Sexy Ninja: Sultry herb that sneaks up on you, becareful! Notes: Sweet & Spicey
Sultana Snacks: Earthy & sweet reminiscent of cookies. Notes: Roasted Cacoa
Rolanberry Mochi: Sweet & delicate, perfect for novices. Notes: Rolanberry & Vanilla

BEVERAGES & FARE (All items are infused with one of two herbs of the month! Please ask!)

Alcohol
Absinthe || Ale || Brandy || Rum || Sake || Lominsan Red || Lominsan White

Non-Alcoholic
Coffee || Cream Tea || Juice || Pop || Tea

Snacks
Breaker Brownies: Triple chocolate brownies w/ cacoa chips, extra gooey!
Bzz Bzz Honey Sticks: A sticky, sweet honey-treat in thin sticks. Flavor: Honey, Lavender, or Rolanberry.
Captain's Mixed Nuts: Nuts for nuts? These are perfect with one of our ales!
Crunchy Pretzels: Salty & crispy these pretzels have a kick in the pants.
Decadent Bonbons: Multi-flavored sweet bonbons, a fruity, chewy delight.
Flaming Dodo Bites: Comes in mild, medium, spicy or lava! Choose wisely.
Over Stuffed Peppers: See spice level above. Choice of meat or tofu.
Steppe Jerky: Savory, spicy jerky. Auroch, dodo or local fish!
Stone-Oven Pizza: Thin, crispy pizza with choice of toppings. Ex. Cheese, Bacon, Sausage, All Meat or Veggie.

Cal & Events

Do you have an event you'd need vendors for? Look no further! Here you may find our upcoming events we are vendoring or involving our FC as an organization with! If you would like to see us at one of your events, likewise feel free to shoot a member of staff a message!

Onsen Staff

Uranami Onsen only hires the most dedicated and skilled staff for our establishment. Should you need of any help please contact any of our employees. They are more than happy to assist in any way possible whether it be on a social night or casual visit to the Onsen. Should you require specific assistance from an individual; please see the roster below. We hope you enjoy your stay with us and thank you for your kind patronage.

West Koshu Trading Co.

Who We Are: West Koshu Trading Co.
West Koshu Trading Company is a crime syndicate (yakuza) with a strong focus on trade & privateering. We primarily involve ourselves in criminal trade activities in the form of luxury salts, minerals, herb, art, & other lucrative goods, sokaiya (business extortion), tax evasion, racketeering, etc. Should you wish further information concerning our company, please read the West Koshu related tabs. Our syndicate dealings are on the more traditional-Hingan side and we uphold respect and honor. We have a legitimate business front, Uranami Onsen, that works out of the Mist.

Our Story:
West Koshu Trading Company evolved from the Arashi-gumi; an honor-bound yakuza. While the Arashi-gumi is our past; many of our beliefs and goals remain the same. However, now that our trade lines have been secured and the subsequent war extinguished between the Empire and the Far East, we have expanded our horizons from a small yakuza family to a semi-legitimate Lominsan & Hingan trade & privateering syndicate. Our souls still burn bright despite the calm seas and our ire now turns to other threats within our community. Fair skies and sparkling waves have ushered in a new era for West Koshu Trading Co. and its yakuza family, the Koshu-kai. Now under new leadership of Udesh & Kosei Matsuo, the future seems ever bright. Familiar faces remain in other aspects of the family through business & trade. Uranami Onsen is and has always been our home.

How Can I Join?:
To join West Koshu Trading Co.; one must apply and interview through our hiring manager Mina (How to Join Tab). Once you have placed your application in, we will look over the application and contact you should it fit our free company.

If I am Approved?:
Once you have been accepted into the free company; you will be expected to undergo mentorship from one of our Kyodai. Mentorship lasts approximately one (1) month, no less. During this time; you will learn what it is to be a a part of West Koshu Trading Co. Once one (1) month has passed; you will be expected to undergo an evaluation conducted by one of our leadership.

West Koshu Affiliates & Subsidiaries

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Ethics & Principles

Loyalty unto the Koshu-Kai: Loyalty unto the Koshu-kai is above all. In all aspects of our waking-lives the family comes before all. This includes the Oyabun. A father cannot lead a family that he does not have, as such; the needs of the many come before the needs of the few. The nail that sticks up above others, is hammered down. It is the way of the Koshu-kai and of Hingan society; as such respect is required at its utmost.

Respect the Elder-Circle:
Respect the Oyabun & Gashira. Do not insult or otherwise disrespect your employers’ and their ranking file. Infractions will occur should insult be given. There is an absolute no-tolerance for inappropriate behaviors and consequences will incur.

Respect the Chain-of-Command:
It is expected of all Kyodai and Shatei to follow the chain-of-command. Should you have a concern or grievance, it is expected of you to speak with your immediate Gashira before broaching the Oyabun of the family.

Respect your Fellow Brothers:
Treat your fellow Kyodai and Shatei with respect not doing so breaks our brotherly bonds. Infighting and disharmony is strictly forbidden and will result in sharp penalties for all those involved. Clients are the lifeblood of the company, do not treat them as lesser. Without our honored patrons; we do not exist.

Live no Half-Lives: Once you have become 'Shatei', you leave your past life at the door. Individuals may not live 'half-lives'. You are either Koshu-kai, or you are not. You are a civillian or you are yakuza. We are not mercenaries, we are not common criminals, we are yakuza. We expect honor and respect from our family unto the family itself, the Oyabun, the Gashira and to the common folk. As such, we expect you to be yakuza and all that it entails. You wear our kamon, you don our irezumi, you drink our sake.

Insubordination is Not Tolerated.:
Disrespect & insubordination during a mission can cause confusion at the very least or may get someone seriously injured or killed. If you are given an order it is expected to be followed. Any disapproval may be met after a mission-briefing in private. Insubordination is defined as; "Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying an order of one's superior. Refusing to perform an action that is unethical or illegal is not insubordination; neither is refusing to perform an action that is not within the scope of authority of the person issuing the order."

No Quarter for Malevolence:
Be it man, beast-folk or spirit, there is no succor, no reform for those who are truly lost. A malevolent soul is a dangerous soul. Creatures who are irreversibly corrupt are not given mercy, save a quick return to the lifestream. Sympathy for such beings endangers our family and the Star at large. We will not tolerate any sort of threat to innocent lives. The unrighteous shall not be suffered to live for harming innocent lives.

Absolutely NO Petty Acts of Crime, 'Human' Trafficking, & Wanton Murder:
Do not steal, commit robbery, shoplifting, trespassing, wantonly murder, participate in 'human' trafficking, or harm innocent civilians. We are better than this. Petty crime draws unwanted attention to our family and will not be tolerated.

Indecent Acts & Cowardice:
Do not participate in indecent acts of any kind. Cowardice will be met with severe penalties. Honor above all.
(Do not participate in public erp, gratuitous indecent behaviors, or underage acts with minors. You wear our FC's tag. Do so proudly.)

No Substance Abuse:
Do not partake of substances such as somnus, milkroot, or other highly-addictive drugs. These substances cloud the mind and endanger our family. Any use of these substances while on mission will result with sharp penalties and an order to return home.

Offer Succor to Those in Need:
We are to provide succor & aide to those who are in need. The innocent among both Eorzea and Othard are welcome to find shelter among us.

Uphold Honor Always:
When you become an initiate of our family, you are expected to uphold honor and these rules. You wear our name as your’s, do not sully it. Should you dishonor the company you acknowledge that punishments may ensue.

Infractions:
Infractions may range from a sharp word, demotion, given-tasks, penance in some form or more serious punishments such as privileges removed, firing from the establishment, yubitsume, permanent-exile, or worse, depending on severity.

Yubitsume: -Yubitsume, otherwise known as “finger shortening” is a hingan ritual that is intended for those in violation of incredibly serious ‘crimes’. It is a ritual that expects the violator to atone for their offenses. It is said to “show sincere apology and remorse”. These acts are to be expected without the demand of the Oyabun.

As explained on yakuzahistory;

Under the yakuza code there are two general forms of yubitsume. The first is shinu yubi, or “dead finger”, which is performed when a yakuza commits some sort of offense. The offender severs his finger with a tanto (a Japanese short sword) and offers it to his oyabun (boss) wrapped in a white napkin and placed in a box as payment for said offense. The second is iki yubi, or “living finger”, which is performed to avoid a conflict. In this scenario, the yakuza severing his finger is usually not responsible for the offense committed, and is offering his own finger as a means of conflict resolution. Since the direct offender does not offer the iki yubi, it is seen as a form of extreme and sincere loyalty.

Source for Yubitsume:
Q'nakareh Yhisa & Yakuza History

Syndicate Ranks

OYABUN: Udesh Matsuo & Kosei Matsuo are the "Oyabun" (father) of the Koshu-kai. While many Hingan-syndicates (yakuza) only have a single Oyabun, the syndicate members answer unto two. Their primary function is to oversee the family as a whole and act as strong fatherly figures to the "Kobun" (children) of the family.

KOMON: Immediate advisors to Udesh & Kosei Matsuo. Each individual specializes over a specific section of the West Koshu Trading Co. and are treated as equals to ensure that no single individual has the complete and utter control of the business and syndicate. Their tasks involve managing the company and its subsidiaries, high-level decision making, networking, company's health, research, trade, and finalizing business deals.

GASHIRA:
The eldest Kobun of the family. These individuals act as a council beneath the Oyabun; ensuring the day to day upkeep within the Koshu-kai. Oswin Mercer, Suki Kotaro, Tsulyren I-yuurei are the current Gashira of the company. The Gashira meet out rules and disciplinary actions. In addition to these tasks; the Gashira lead and organize missions and tasks for the Kyodai & Shatei. These individuals also have an active part within the mentorship of both Kyodai and Shatei; and often perform Kyodai-Assessments.

KYODAI:
Hingan for 'Elder Brother' Kyodai are the senior members and enforcers of the company. Those within this rank have completed their mentorship. In addition to acting as the Aniki (Elder Brother) and Ane (Elder Sister) enforcers, they mentor and protect the Shatei and Battei during missions. They may lead or head-up specific missions should they be given prior confirmation from the company's management and leaders.

BECOMING KYODAI:
You will learn what it is to be a Kyodai for the West Koshu Trading Company during your probation. During your tenure as a Shatei you and your character will be expected to learn what it means to be a member of the West Koshu Trading Co. and all that entails. Once at least two (2) months have passed (depending upon character-development); you will be expected to undergo an evaluation known as a "Kyodai Exam", conducted by one of our leadership.

This includes, but not is limited to; indepth detailing of what we are, expectations of the brothers in the organization, its history, our code of ethics, combat & defense, accompanying their brothers on various missions, Eorzean & Hingan laws, among other things. Tenure alone does not a Kyodai, make. Once a Shatei is deemed fit by the acting Oyabun they may proceed to Kyodai. This said a Shatei is expected to perform the following:

The below may be altered or changed by officers at any time.

KYODAI REQUIREMENTS

  • Abide by the West Koshu's Code of Ethics

  • Must be an active member of West Koshu

  • Must have been with the family for at least 3 months

  • Must have attended no less than 4 Social Events

  • Must have attended no less than 4 DMed Events

  • Must have a clear understanding of being Koshu-kai

  • Must have combat & defense training

  • Must have Koshu-kai irezumi

  • Must have partaken in sakazuki

  • Cannot have a current infraction

  • Are required to take the Kyodai-Assessment

  • Are expected to help with the IC & OOC recruitment

KYODAI EXAMS
The Shatei's process to become Kyodai; requires two 'assessments' or 'exams'. It is expected of every potential Shatei to understand what it means to be a productive member by the end of their tenure as Shatei. As such, the Shatei must show a competent proficiency in both a practical & written exam.

Practical Exam
The Kyodai 'practical assessment' involves 1 task and is 'public' to the family Unlike like the written portion; the 'practical exam' is administered by a Gashira chosen by the Oyabun. The one administering the test must receive approval of their exam by the Oyabun of the family. While each of these are individual; they are required to fill several goal-posts.

The 'practical assessment' must fulfill the following 5 objectives.:
1. Combat proficiency
2. Ability to work within a team
3. Ability to follow orders
4. Ability to lead
5. Juhin chosen-objective

Written Exam
1. Eorzean and Hingan rule of the land section.
2. A short, personal 'essay'.

This may include their thoughts upon the Koshu-kai code and how they incorporate it into their life, what they have learned since joining, and where they see themselves going from their current position, etc.

This exam is prepared and reviewed by the Oyabun, and is administered by the Gashira. Tests rotate and change as needed; preventing unfair cheating on exams. ICly they are not open-book exams.


Only those members who meet the above criteria are accepted as Kyodai. The practical assessment is required to be roleplayed through and may not be a short story, unlike the written-portion. As such, it is important to understand that these tasks are individual and may change as the wind seems wont to do.

Regardless of whom creates the assessments; they are approved by the Oyabun before they are assigned. These tasks must be completed within one (1) OOC month.

Congrats! You are a Kyodai!

Should your character pass both the practical & written portion of the assessments, you will partake of a private ceremony with the Oyabun; you've earned this.

SHATEI:
These individuals are the 'Little Brothers' of the syndicate. Those who are within this rank have not completed their "Kyodai Assessment" and must complete it before moving onto the next rank: Kyodai. The majority of the rank & file of the Koshu-kai, are of this rank. Their task during this time is to learn what it is to be a member of the syndicate and must complete their practical & written exam.

BECOMING SHATEI:
To become a full member of the Koshu-kai (West Koshu Trading Co.) characters are required to be an active member of the Company for a full month as a probationary-member. During their time as Battei it is advised to introduce and get to know other individuals within the Company, as they are our peers. Once your character has proven themselves (passed the one month probation and given confirmation by the acting Officers), then and only then will they be welcomed within as a full member as a Shatei or "Ototo" (Little Brother) / "Imoto" (Little Sister).

SHATEI REQUIREMENTS

  • Abide & understand the West Koshu Code of Ethics

  • Attend their Sakazuki Ceremony

  • Receive their Irezumi

  • Cannot have a current infraction

  • Must have attended at least 2 DMed Events

  • Must be in the process of learning to protect & defend themselves

Congrats! You are a Shatei!
Should your character meet all of the requirements above, you will be granted the title of "Shatei" and a small party welcoming your character into the the company will be held within our VIP room of the Onsen. Take a load of, drink some sake and party the night away; you've earned it.

BATTEI: These individuals are the apprentices, interns, and probationary members of the Company. A fledgling member must be Battei for no less than one (1) OOC month. It is during this time that Battei are to introduce their characters, get to know their peers and learn the basics of what it means to be Koshu-kai.

BECOMING BATTEI:
To become a Battei; one must apply and interview through our hiring manager Mina (How to Join Tab). Once you submitted your application, we will review it and contact you should it fit our free company. The family's linkpearl will be given upon hiring and the Battei will be given the opportunity to utilize our communal staff inn or 'rent' a room out of the Onsen.

Please Note: We do not hire civilian-only/onsen-exclusive individuals. When joining the Free Company you will be expected to join as a syndicate member. As such, we request that players be absolutely certain that a yakuza-inspired free company suits your character's concept.

Should we accept the application; you will be given the rank of "Shatei" (Little Brother) and expected to undergo mentorship under our Kyodai (Elder Brother).

BATTEI REQUIREMENTS

  • Abide & understand the West Koshu Code of Ethics

  • Introduce their character

  • Attend DMed Social & Social Events

  • Must have been within the FC for one (1) OOC Month

  • Must be an active member within the Company

  • Must attend at least 1 DMed Event & 1 Social event

  • Must attend their Sakazuki Ceremony to pass onto "Shatei" rank

  • Must be in the process of learning to protect & defend themselves

Congrats! You are a Battei!

Should your character pass the probation period they will be welcomed within the FC as a full member. Congrats! We cannot wait to see you at your Sakazuki Ceremony!

Indepth info concerning the West Koshu Ranks may be located here.

WEST KOSHU LOUNGE

The West Koshu Lounge is an upscale lounge & performance
venue with izakaya and far eastern flare.
A West Koshu Trading Co. Subsidiary

Mateus || Mist || w15/p6
Karaoke Night 2nd Monday
6pm Pacific // 9pm Eastern
(Open to the Public)



Please Read our Rules for Karaoke Below!

COCKTAILS

Breaker Waves: Sapphire Gin & Blue Curacao. Garnished w/ orchids & served in a hurricane glass.

Chocolate Mint Lassi: Creme de Cacao & Menthe. Garnished w/ mint and a piece of chocolate. Served in a short glass jar.

Chuhai Highball Cocktail: Yogurt, Rolanberry or Melon Sochu, Pop, & Flavoring. Served in a ramune-bottle.

Doman Brass Monkey: Doman Whiskey, Lime Juice, Egg Whites, Vanilla Syrup, Bitters, Ginsinc & Lucuma Powder. Served in a half-highball glass.

East Meets West: Lominsan Ale served in a High-Ball glass & a Doman Whiskey Shot served in a side-car.

Elysium - Fields of Gold: Champagne, Honey, & Orange Bitters. Garnished w/ honeycomb & served in a half-highball glass.

Ishgardian Sazerac: Ishgardian Cognac, Absinthe, Sugar-Cube, & Lemon Peel. Served in a half-highball glass.

Limsan Lemonade: Limsan Rum & Lemonade made from La Noscean Lemons. Served in a high-ball glass.

Lominsan Sangria: Wineport Red, Local Citrus, Grape, Melon, & Various Seasonal Fruit. Served in a half-decanter.

Mama no Mikuru: Doman Whiskey, Coffee Bitters, Rose Water Syrup, Fig Syrup & Condensed Milk. Served in a half-highball glass.

West of Koshu: Our Strongest Drink. 151 Proof Grain Alcohol, Topped w/ Sweet Bitters, & Set Aflame. Served in a shotglass.

Yakuza no Odori: Genshu, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Blackberry, & Black Currant. Served over ice & garnished w/ La Noscean orange slices. Served in a highball glass.

SPIRITS

Doman Dark Ale || Doman Sochu || Doman Whiskey || Hingan Sake || Hingan Umeshu

Nagxian Rice Wine || Yanxian Grain Alcohol || Yanxian Persimmon Spirits

Ishgardian Brandy || Lominsan Ale || Lominsan Gin || Lominsan Rum || Lominsan Vodka

(NonAlcoholic)
Coffee || Tea || Pop || Sparkling Water

IZAKAYA BITES

Dried Squid || Edamame || Karaage (Bite-Sized Fried Dodo) || Lominsan Crisps

Roasted Seaweed || Sashimi (Catch of the Day) || Yakitori (Auroch, Dodo, Pork or Tofu)

Karaoke Night

Please take the time to read our simple rules below!
It will help us a great deal.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate!
Much love from the staff <3

  • Please be courteous to all staff & guests.

  • 2-3 Songs max, unless otherwise stated.

  • We utilize cytube, you will receive access to add your songs prior to your performance! >LINK<

  • Please sign-up before the event if possible. >LINK<

  • Inappropriate behaviors will result in an immediate removal from the premises. There will be no /roll fights, no questions asked once warned. You will be removed.

FC Rules

Please abide all rules both in-character and out-of-character. Should your character neglect to follow our posted rules; they may be requested to leave the establishment. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding!

FREE COMPANY RULES

• Abide by FFXIV/Square Enix’s TOS. No botting, cheating, hacking, nor links to modding & CMTool/Posing programs allowed.

• Do not harass other players.Do not participate in OOC-Drama. We do not tolerate any sort of bigotry. Hateful behavior, bigotry, calls for violence, etc. are taken seriously and are grounds for removal.

• Discussions of IRL-modern politics, religion, socio-politics not allowed in FC-Chat.

• Follow & read the In-Character rules. If you wish to join the FC you must read & fill out our “How to Join” section.

• Follow IC and OOC Chain of Command. If you have a concern or grievance please go through the Gashira (Officers) first before broaching the Oyabun (FC-Leads). Officers are here to assist the Lead in various matters.

• West Koshu Trading Co. is a Hingan & Lominsan crime syndicate (yakuza) with a strong focus on trade & privateering. We have a legitimate business front, Uranami Onsen, that works out of MIST; w15/p5. Please note we are a "Chaotic-Good" FC and will not tolerate outright-villainous behaviors. If your character is a lawful-aligned character, you may not find what you are looking for with us, apologies in advance.

• An OOC one (1) Month Probation is required for full membership. Application and interviews are done via form with "Mina" our NPC Hiring Manager.

• To become Shatei (Little Brother) for the West Koshu Trading Co., requires completion of our one (1) month probation, sakazuki ceremony, and the implementation of one's irezumi.

• To become a Kyodai (Elder Brother) for the West Koshu Trading Co., requires a mission-based test. This practical-exam is given after the Gashira (Officers) have cleared you for probation. Probation will be discussed on an individual one-to-one level talk with our Gashira (Officers).

• Uranami Onsen is staffed by members of West Koshu Trading Co. and currently we are not hiring for stand-alone Onsen-exclusive positions like attendants or hosts. ie. Your character must be a member of the syndicate. However, members of West Koshu may work as hosts & servers during social hours. We do not PVP/target players or player-run FCs.

• During open-hours at the Onsen, uniforms are required and must be Hingan-style void blue or whatever themed garb there is for the event.

• When applying for a position, please note that your character may NOT be assigned to their preferred role during Social Hours. This depends upon the amount of players able to staff an event. ie. If your character is security they may be placed on wait staff if there are not enough characters that evening or they may be placed on wait staff if there are too many security members that evening and not enough wait staff.

• Be an active and pro-active member. Be a team player. FC Leaders cannot hand-hold people through their roleplay. Put in that which you wish to be returned.

• Activity & DMed Event Attendance is required within this Free Company. While we are very much an IRL-First FC, we have dedicated our time and support to ensure that the FC remains a place for our members to explore their characters. Members must attend 2 General Events a month. This means, a player must make 2 DMed Events or 2 Social Events, or 1 DMed Event & 1 Social Event to remain an "active" member.

• If a player has gone inactive for 1 month without informing staff they will be be dismissed from the company, unless prior arrangements were made.

• IRL & related matters always come first. We understand that IRL may happen and we must reiterate the importance of an individual's health. IRL & a person's IRL and health must come first before the free company's activity. Meaning; if you have to take breaks or a hiatus we do not have qualms with this. We are all busy adults (as an 18+ FC, not erp), so please understand that people have lives beyond the game.

• We are a lore-plausible FC. We do not accept the following: Ascians, Evil-Aligned Individuals, Most-Dalmascans, Half Beast-folk, SinEaters, Voidsent, etc. At this time we are NOT taking characters from the First nor do we accept shard-travel. This may change in the future depending on the path the expacs take us.

• IC actions receive IC consequences. If your character breaks an IC rule, there will be appropriate responses in kind from the Gashira or Oyabun. Do not take this personal OOCly.

• Do not blur IC/OOC lines. Do not godmod/powerplay. Do not make other people uncomfortable, ie. if someone says “stop” oocly- then please abide by their wishes. We are absolutely NOT an ERP Company, we do not offer those sorts of services here.

• If you need further explanation of the general etiquette of rp please check out this informative blog: Rules of Roleplay

DMED EVENTS
• We have four DMed events per month. We request that players try to make at least two those events per month. However, IRL always comes first and we ask that players not exhaust themselves. Should you need to take a hiatus from DMed events, please contact a member of the officer team.

• We use a light dice system & character sheet for our DMed events. These are required to participate in the DMed events. It is a relatively easy system to use and involves a proficient skill, skilled, and weakness attribute set. For more information feel free to check out our documents in the link below.
Heart of the Dice

• These rules may be appended or changed at any time.

How to Join

Please use the form below to apply to our Free Company.
Remember to add your discord # in the appropriate field or we may not be able to locate you.
Sometimes the applications close due to various reasons. If you find it closed please wait till reopening.

Contact

Uranami Onsen Mist: Ward 15, Plot 5
West Koshu Lounge Mist: Ward 15, Plot 6
La Noscea

FC Lead: Fox#5907 (discord)
Udesh Matsuo/Cho Kutsuki
Co-Lead: Kosei Matsuo/Ira'to Zeerrha
OFC: Oswin Mercer
OFC: Suki Kotaro
OFC: Tsulyren I-yuurei