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The Hadiat al-Arjuanii Mosque, or more colloquially the Purple Mosque, is one of the newer fixtures among Kameyama Jima's jewels. Constructed over many long years by the growing flock of Iuchi Masahin's faithful, newly cut stone was set in foundation and raised above the rows of homes and businesses in Little Aqahba to break across the skyline of the city with its tall minarets. Once the skeleton and bones of the building were set, craftsmen came for faith or coin and helped carve intricate designs into the columns, walls, and ceilings according to the imam's design. A delegation of Unicorn artisans worked metal and glass into frame and pictures before using mortar to set the colourful glass windows into the wall.

The main courtyard is dominated by a reflecting pool. During the day, chairs and tables are brought out so that conversations may be had while enjoying the beauty. By night, these are cleared away so that nothing obstructs the light reflected from the windows. On either side of the courtyard, there are alcoves and doorways into smaller chambers where travellers and supplicants may stay the evening as well as the permanent quarters of those who live to tend the mosque. Across the reflecting pool is a tall chamber with intricate glasswork which serves as the focal point of religious study and practice. The place supports a sizeable, multilingual library that has more than just religious texts. While visitors may enter with prior approval during a service, it is otherwise kept as a private consecrated space during ceremonies for the faithful to the Lost Daughter.

Morning, noon, and evening, light spills through the glass from one side of the courtyard and onto the raised upper levels of the mosque. Any light that streams through the other side continues to cast rays upon the nearby quarter. By night, candles are lit and placed beneath the windows so that faint hues of purple, red, and blue occasionally reflect off low hanging clouds as a beacon of the faith. From dawn till dusk, five times a day, the imam's beautiful voice is carried across the Little Aqahba, inviting the faithful to stop and pray for their Goddess' return.



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