The Fall of the Sapphire Throne
Pale Oak's Bark
This mystic component can be only extracted from the bark of the great white oak tree that rests on the courtyard of the Aojiroi Oku Shiro fortress (Pale Oak Castle)
The gigantic oak exuded an aura of mystery and majesty, seeming somehow more real than its surroundings, as it truly bore the blessings of the Hantei’s spirit. The bark could be distilled into a powerful healing broth by anyone with any skill with herbs.
The castle was built when Hantei XVII broke tradition and asked on his deathbed to be buried on the plains where his wife had been born. From his ashes a great white oak tree grew, and the castle was built around it to protect it. Many believe the bark of the tree had healing powers.