Shen Chun/Crazed Raksha
Disciples of the Sect:
Red Eagle (Little Bai)
Mount Dao/Biggest Sister (Little Bai)
Filial Cricket (Little Bai)
Dim-Witted Chen (Shen Chun)
The Righteous Outlaws
Tea Master Houzhou
Stone Palace Sect (Also called Golden Way)
A gambling hall and criminal network in Yun Hu. Currently under control of party, with Weeping Lotus managing it. They've absorbed many other sects into this organization including Crocodile Sect, Blades of the Weeping Lotus, Temple of the Jade Mercies, Relentless Corpse Sect and more. Recently they joined with Relentless Corpse again when Shen Chun arranged a marriage with their leader Da Mei Mei.
Shen Chun (King)
Da Mei Mei (Queen)
Weeping Lotus (Right Vanguard)
Gu (Head Chef)
Scholar Shen (a scholar who has been writing a story about Little Bai's life)
Criminal network in Yun Hu
Relentless Corpse Sect
Da Mei Mei
Temple of the Jade Mercies (see Stone Palace)
Abbot Wei Zhao
Southern Hill Sect
Green Mantis (Dead but important)
Twin-Fisted Eagle Sect
Twin Fisted Eagle
Bone Breaking Sect
Destroyed and taken over by Drunken Hero Kang
Glorious Death Cult
Led by Supreme Master Tung, who says he is a god of death
YUN HUShen Chun reached Yun Hu and went to speak with Da Mei Mei. On his way, he noticed that the skies in the far north were a deep crimson red.
As he traveled through the city he saw posters addressing the martial world with an image of Kang (leader of Bone Breaking Sect) on them. They read:
As the chief of the martial world, I have decided to improve and fund the tournament Stone Palace desired to hold. They did an admirable job, but this is a very special occasion, as I will personally be competing myself. The competition will be held on the same day but at the Embroidered Platform in Daolu, where Sunan himself competed against the deplorable Iron Awl Hu. The master of the venue has offered much coveted Chariot of Mao Mei as a prize to the victor the Golden Elimination Rounds. Those who perform admirably in the Golden Elimination Rounds will be given an opportunity to challenge me in a drinking contest, and to the victor of this match will go the Phoenix Crown of Bao and the Wind Sabre of Sunan. Whoever wins these can be the new Chief of the Martial World. Afterall, I have led you through these glorious times, but I long to return to Infinite Sky Realm and should like to find a worthy successor.Stone Palace Sect had been organizing a tournament they planned to host and challenged Kang to attend This was clearly a ploy on his part to undermine their efforts.
Shen Chun continued on to Stone Palace Headquarters. When he spoke with Da Mei Mei she informed him that she was pregnant. He then informed her about the death of Silent Dagger and other developments in Dee.
Shen Chun requested Corpse Venom so he could use it on some of the sect leaders in Dee. Da Mei Mei expressed concern and decided to give him three doses. She was worried about the unknowns. After the conversation, Shen Chun sent a message to Bronze Master about the tournament.
After speaking with Da Mei Mei, Shen Chun went to the Gambling Hall in Yun Hu. He asked for updates from Weeping Lotus and inquired if there was anything the sect could do for him. Weeping Lotus was content and said he believed their recruitment efforts would increase (something they had trouble with in the past due to their bad reputation).
During the discussion Shen Chun learned that Weeping Lotus' family had been killed many years ago.
He then went to Accountant Feng and spoke with him. Shen Chun offered to hire a matchmaker to help him find a wife.
After tending to sect matters he travelled back to Dee and became making preparations with Murder to poison the Iron Kings.
Granny Ox Tail came out in the morning and told Ong he looked like a Sun Mai Monk, that he should shave his hair and grow a beard. She then asked "who is Gushan?"
He told her that Gushan was the hair cut from the Enlightened Goddess.
"This is not the correct answer answer," She said. Then she began instructing him in her Hand of the Ox Tail technique. First she explained that her Kung Fu was extremely unorthodox and posed great risk to the user. Once Ong accepted this risk, she vowed to refrain from eating human flesh during his training.
Ong mastered Hand of the Ox Tail. He thrust out his arms and blade-like ridges formed along his forearms.
Satisfied, Granny Ox Tail took him to the cliffs near her cave and they walked for some time. Then she pointed across the valley to a neighboring peak that spiraled high into the clouds.
"That is Mount Mei," She said. "Beneath the peak is a city. I want you to kill the queen and torture the king, then make way for my arrival as the new ruler."
Ong nodded and asked some clarifying questions. She explained that the easiest way to reach the city was across the Batong Bridge. But she warned him to bring food, as the bridge would waste him away if he didn't eat constantly while crossing.
Ong then found his companions and they went to the City of the Spiral Crown by crossing the Batong Bridge. It was lined with statues of massive bellies with open mouths. They are as they crossed but still felt depleted and weak by the time they reached the other side (several miles away). Approaching the city they saw fields of snake bean and indigo groves. The city itself rested before a lake, with many spiral capped domes and beyond it was a the rising peak. However despite its height, the area was humid and hot. They came upon a market where dyes and colorful fabrics were being sold. It appeared to be something of a trade hub.
Conversation proved difficult as the people didn't speak. So they had to communicate with people by writing in Singh. Eventually they found the Majestic Inn and were given rooms. Jagged Dagger gambled with the locals and won the equivalent of three hundred spades.
They spoke with the proprietor, a tall woman named Chomkwan who was able to speak. Ong asked why the people didn't speak and she told him that they had their tongues removed as children.
"Why do they do that?" Min asked.
"Words can be evil, this way they do not speak any evil."
They also asked about the queen and were told her name was Queen Su Qian.
"How do the people feel under her reign?"
"She stays out of our affairs for the most part."
"I have some information and would like to speak with her."
"You can seek an audience by going to the palace."
Ong rested as he was still feeling tired after crossing Batong Bridge. Qui, Min and Jagged Blade considered what items in the market would be worth stealing. They considered taking bolts of purple fabric, but decided the value wasn't high enough.
This is where the session ended.