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
Shen Chun retrieved the Chariot of Du Qian from the tomb in the south and made his way to Lebdek, where he purchased some horses and headed north back to his sect headquarters. There he managed matters pertaining to the sect and learned from Da Mei Mei that the Yan had taken Li Fan and Hu Qin. He spoke with his astrologer and diviner to decide on potential courses of action. Lingsu, asked permission to head north for his duel with Qui and departed.
Min and Ong set out for the mainland and searched for Qui. Their travels lead them through He Dong where Ong recruited a one-armed farmer named Li as his disciple. He began training Li, who took well and mastered one of his techniques. They went to Xuilan Meadows and learned that Qui was destined for a duel at Chrysanthemum Lake.
Qui arrived at Chrysanthemum Lake for his duel with Iron Clawed Lion. It was clear from the beginning that Iron Clawed Lion was not his match, as he was quite old and weary. Within moments, Qui had him in his clutches and drained his Qi energy, forcing Iron Clawed Lion to submit.
Iron Clawed Lion nodded respectful and told him he admired his kung fu. As he departed, Min and Ong arrived. They discussed what to do. Ong was interested in recruiting Ogre Demons to raise an army. He had acquired an Ogre Demon follower (The Bone General) when they were in the south. The Bone General had recommended he consider raising an army to spread Gushan, as he had experience with the people of Qi Xien and felt they were resistant to new religions with strident points of view. In further discussion, Ong and the Bone General talked about the possibility of releasing the ogres trapped in places like the Four Demon Pagoda.
Therefore, he suggested going to Four Demon Pagoda. Qui had a duel scheduled there with Lingsu.
At the Four Demon Pagoda, they found Lingsu. He and Qui faced one another. Qui attacked, trying to clutch Lingsu with his life draining finger tips, but found Lingsu's Qi energy exploded inside his meridians*. It was a fairly good match, and they traded blows for a time before Lingsu was forced to acknowledge defeat. Lingsu politely conceded and agreed to go with them to into the Four Demon Pagodas.
|FOUR DEMON PAGODAS|
Art by Jackie Musto
The four Demon Pagodas are rising hoodoos in the badlands of Yao, with sects living on their peaks. Stairs wind down to the surface. As they approached the stairs of one of the pagodas, a group of disciples blocked their path. This lead to combat, but Ong shoved most of them aside quite easily.
The party went up the stairs and found a venerable master seated in his hall. He was tired and clearly had no desire to fight the party. He at heaping bowls of food as he spoke and said his name was Long Beard.
Ong asked him to release the demon in his pagoda. Long Beard informed him that the the demon Wuzhi was an ignorant force of deception and would surely contribute to the world's destruction if unleashed. He reminded Ong of the history of the Demon Emperor.
They negotiated and he agreed to join forces with them in their quest for revenge against Thundering Guan (Qui was bent on killing her and brought this up in the discussion). But he asked them to forget about the Ogre Demons in exchange.
Ong was reluctant but asked to meet the other masters and see if an arrangement could be worked out.
One by one they met the others. First they met Master Liu, who berated Long Beard for letting the party push him around. Then they met Master Tunan who belittled Master Liu for striking a terrible deal with the party and accused him of being a fool. Finally they met Master Yuwei, who had lost interest in the world and was on the cusp of releasing the demon himself.
They agreed to join the party, but Master Tunan demanded the party give them more in return than simply refusing to attack their pagodas. He wanted more disciples to help them fend off the Yan. Qui agreed to help them recruit 150 men and they agreed to go to Dee and face Thundering Guan (Master Tunan was so confident he offered to have the masters of the Four Demon Pagoda go alone to take care of her).
They returned to the new headquarters of the Golden Way in Hai'an. There Qui asked Shen Chun to send Da Mei Mei with them. Shen Chun agreed to send her, but left Xiaomin and several others to guard the Chariot and the sect.
This is where the session ended.