The Imperial Shrine is a small religious structure, built in the reign of Emperor Kyurili I. Built as the Imperial Family's personal chapel on the Solemn Isle, the Shrine was constructed of porphyry and veined jadeite, standing barely 20 feet tall, and scarcely more than that in length and width. Despite its small size, however, it was incredibly beautiful; Kyurili had ordered its ceiling to be paneled with extremely thin-cut, translucent stone, suffusing the statues and mosaics within with a gentle, golden light. A pool outside offered a place of peaceful contemplation, while nearby fountains in the gardens made for a soothing atmosphere.
The Shrine and its attendant pools and gardens have been a favorite haunt of emperors for hundreds of years since the reign of Kyurili.