The Righteous Outlaws
Tea Master Houzhou
Player Characters (See above)
King Iron Beard
Li Sou Chao (Witch of Zhaoze Zhou)
The Golden Way
Iron God Meng
Relentless Corpse Sect
Relentless Corpse Queen
Da Mei Mei
Temple of the Jade Mercies
Abbot Wei Zhao
Bone Breaking Sect
Destroyed and taken over by Drunken Hero Kang
The Golden Corpse Alliance
This is a unified group: Relentless Corpse Sect and the Golden Way combined their interests. Relentless Corpse Queen and Iron God Meng are joint chiefs of the sect, and below them are the player characters via Crocodile Sect.
SessionBao Yang awoke in a jail cell, imprisoned by Iron God Meng (who had just soundly defeated him in combat). Recognizing that Meng's skills were superior, he convinced Iron God Meng to take him as a disciple. He promised to be loyal and Iron God Meng agreed to the arrangement. He also proposed an alliance between Meng and Corpse Queen, which they would hammer out later. Between the two of them, Bao Yang figured they could control the martial world.
Hidden Arrow, Shen Chun, Wei Ruomei and Li Sou Chao returned from the Hanging Valley of the Dead with the Ding Vessel of Yu and brought it to the House of Paper Shadows, where they were told Bone Breaker's body was awaiting resurrection. They entered the structure, an earthen round house with mazes of rooms and paper walls inside. A man greeted them, said his name was Shisan and he brought them to a private chamber where they could rest. He then took the Ding Vessel and said he'd perform the ritual himself.
Several hours later, Fearless Cat entered their room. It became clear in the course of conversation that she, not Bone Breaker, had been resurrected, and that something about her personality had been changed by the process. She ate with them and instructed the group to find her son (who had been secreted away by Abbot Firebrand).
They departed and joined with Bao Yang at Crocodile Sect Headquarters where the party exchanged news. They had heard rumors that Chao Feng went to Bone Breaking Fortress to retake their sect but was easily fended off by the usurper, Kang. However their information network told them that he had somehow managed to take the Immortal Killing Sword from them (this information was passed by someone still inside Bone Breaking sect and not Chao Feng himself).
The next day they went north to Relentless Corpse Caverns and agreed to become Relentless corpse queen's subordinates (jointly under Iron God Meng). She was pleased with the arrangement and told them to arrange a meeting on a boat between her and Iron God Meng so the alliance they had discussed could be cemented.
From there they went to Xuanlu to obtain an audience with Queen Ai Nu. The Temple of Jade Mercies (a kind of subsidiary of Crocodile Sect) was having trouble operating in Hai'an. They had to bribe their way in, but got an audience and the queen was amenable provided the party agreed to work with her as she needed, for any task that might arise.
They then went north again to have the meeting between Relentless Corpse Queen and Meng. They secured a boat and the two met for some time. They agreed to call themselves the Golden Corpse Alliance and made the party their sub chiefs. They decided they would control the martial world from the shadows as a kind of invisible empire. The details were fuzzy but the goal was clear.
Iron God Meng then appointed the party with a task. He had heard rumors that Master Guan had departed from his villa in Li Fan, taking his family to the Banyan to live in seclusion. According to the rumors, Guan left all his worldly belongings at his villa in the Yellow Forest, including the Bow of Gushan. He asked them to go and find what objects they could before others reached the villa.
This is where the session ended.
*This is a sect that the party helped overtake, they killed the leader, White Haired Crocodile and established Crocodile Sect Headquarters as their base. It is part of the Golden Corpse Alliance