Also called the markets and the gates, the Leaf district is where the most commerce in Wa occurs. Where other districts offer specialized wares, anything may be purchased in the Leaf district (though it is generally conceeded that the specialized districts offer much higher quality items). It is also the first place seen by outsiders to the Five Fold City. The commerce combined with comming and going of new faces each day has made the Leaf district the prime criminal territory in Wa, with the district being an ever-shifting patchwork of territory for various Theives Guilds and other criminal concerns. It is also in the Leaf district, however, that the Beast Court dwells. Not quite a Theif Guild, not entirely an enthic community the Beast Court is perhaps the most stable power in the Leaf district.
The largest rivals of the Beast Court in Wa are the Jie Mei. The two groups often compete for territory and buissiness interests, with tensions often over-boiling. This often allows smaller groups to step into fault lines and seize power over small areas, such as the Three Monks did on Rashomon Street.