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  • Hikuru Session One

    Curtains Raise

    Act I, Scene I, House of Fallen Blossoms, an Inn, Jumana

    You have gathered in the House of Fallen Blossoms - a well appointed inn in a respectable part of Jumana. Close enough to the docks to be convenient for captains and …

  • The Furishouhou

    DM: Curtain Raises; Act I, Scene II, The Furishouhou

    Preparations to make way progress rapidly, the crew are practiced and sure of themselves aboard the ship

    Provisions are hauled up and stowed in short order, all seems well in hand.

    The …

  • Hikuru Session Three

    h6. DM: The wreck falls swiftly behind as the Furishouhou lays on sail again. Twilight is falling as the mainland is sighted and lamps have been set on the yardarms as the ship works its way down the broad channels through the outer sandbars. The air is …

  • Cold Servant

    Gray painted Shore, in still mist waits Cold servant ~ ~ ~ The winter sun shone dimly on the bay. Gentle shores, shrouded in mists rose from the waters. A drum boomed rang from a shrine somewhere back from the shore. The ancient lizardman rose …

  • No Lords Wa

    Pure water under sky, yet why No Lords Wa? ~~~ "My lords wa is disturbed." The soft spoken councillor stated the obvious. The daimyo's knuckles stood white on the hilt of his katana as he stood on the walkway through the gardens at the top of his …

  • Five Tiger House

    DM: Curtain Rises Han, Toshi and Metsubou are walking back from the House of Splendours through the night streets of Fallen Harp Bay. The patch of light and revellery that was the serving tent gives way to flickering lanterns hung from the occassional …

  • Goro Meets The Mokudai

    Meanwhile, Goro;
    Goro: Which ever servant it is who has come to wake me will find me already awake in meditation before my weapon, the room neatly put away as if I never slept
    DM: So they leave the tray of food, kneel, bow, inform you of the …

  • At the Sign of the Triangle

    DM Curtains Raise.

    DM Standing outside the Four Seasons Trading and Ship Outfitters' the sun has burnt off the mists in the bay. The bustle of the town has slowed a little as those who can seek the shelter of indoors or shade. Its sticky and the …

  • Dusk Gathers in Fallen Harp Bay

    Prologue Ren:

    DM: Ok, so last you were seen by the group, you dashed past on your way to the ship. After you dissappeared over the horizon, you went back to the Furishouhou which is sitting at anchor. Two awnings have been set up, fore and aft. Some …

  • An Introduction To Hikuru

    You wish to know of the beginning of things? Well let us start in the seas for the tides have no beginning or end. Many, many years ago the Grand Padishate of the Marids stretched across this world and many others according to legend. The Court of …

  • The Delta Cities

    The major powers along the Sea of Storms are the huge cities of the Empire on the delta along the south western shores. Theses are large states that gather vast amounts of crops from the fertile delta behind them which goes to support these centres of …

  • Toshi no Inazumi

    Toshi no Inazumi is a seaport at the Otsu River delta downstream from the heartland. Toshi no Inazumi is probably the richest smuggler's port in Hikuru, not the closest to the capital, but the nearest held by the River Reed. The capital offers enough …

  • Shiryo no Kinu

    Shiryo no Kinu lies on the forested plains at the back of the Otsukawa delta, where the Otsukawa meets the sea. Blessed with a large and sheltered natural harbor and a nearby source of excellent timber, Shiryo no Kinu has become the largest shipbuilding …

  • Great Sheaf Cities

    Far from the Sea of Storms along the southern edge of Hikuru, these are the next great set of trading ports - the gateways to the Shogunate. Reputed to be even more accepting than the Delta cities they trade mostly with the Western Dynasties.

  • Shiryo no Tsyuden

    Shiryo no Tsyuden is the port city that commands the entrance to the Imperial heartlands. Located on the eastern coast of the Empire, Shiryo no Tsyuden is one of Hikuru's principal port cities. The city is built into the hills surrounding a natural …

  • Kyuden Taira

    Kyuden Taira is the last major outpost of the Empire in the islands. A stronghold, if not the heart of the Stone Circle Faction, the defenders of the Empire. Ships from Kyuden Taira roam as far north as Pueia and down to the Shogunate hunting pirates and …

  • Qafayah

    Qafayah once a centre of power under the ancient Padishate it has long declined, similar in culture to the free isles but tracing a line directly from the Marids rather than through the evil Yikaria. Without great resources itself, Qafayah has become …

  • Kaorliath Kinu Toshi

    Kaorliath Kinu Toshi is located on a humid river delta next to Shibinuma the swamps which stretch east and fade into the seas. It is the center of silk production in Hikuru and has trades with the Free Isles because of the silk business which is done …

  • A Pinch of History

    "You wish to know of the beginning of things? Well let us start in the seas for the tides have no beginning or end. Many, many years ago the Grand Padishate of the Marids stretched across this world and many others according to legend. The Court of …

  • Races of Hikuru

    There are three main cultures PC's can be from - an oriental adventures type culture which dominates the single large continent that makes up most of the known world. - an arabian adventures type culture which occupies the many islands off the eastern …

  • Faith on Hikuru

    The local culture is divided into three major outlooks/faiths. From the OA culture you have the '8 million gods' - which is more mystical and generally based on 'all things are part of the grand scheme, even that rock has a spirit' - this is where the …

  • Factions of the Empire,

    Political powerblocs of the Empire, as described by Learned Elder Shapstoth of the House of Ravens to a new class of hatchlings in Jumana: Imagine a family that was very old, that had lived in a house for a very long time. Sons and daughters, grandsons …

  • Jumana, City of the Rains

    A long history stretches back to the Padishate, where the natural harbors of the city drew surface dwellers to trade with the aquatics that have always farmed the rich pearl beds nearby. Today seven factions vie for power in the city. The Monsoon …

  • Imperial Factions

    River Reed Progressives, believe in enhancing trade and adopting ideas and cultural practices from outside. Strong ties to the Western Shogunate. Core support from the homelands and the delta cities. Stone Circle Faction Hardline hawks. Yikaria …

  • Factions of the Shogunate

    Ivy Ring Once Stone Circle - takes its name from the defense district that forms its core. Very orthodox, even more prickly about honor than usual in the Empire. Dedicated to maintaining defenses against the elves in their forests. Poor relations with …