Expanding the World of High Plains Samurai
When our world was ravaged by Chaos’ Wrath, more than our lives and our way of life were lost to the fires of divine anger. Our connection to the wider world became ash and has been so ever since. As our world reaches for a new age with travel from one City to the next more and more possible thanks to developments like the Salvation, we might once again discover secrets long since buried under the sands, snow-covered mountains, and poisonous jungles of this place we call the One Land.
My name is Ali Mai Sang, but around here I am known as the Librarian. The Atlas of the One Land is a collection of new and exciting discoveries made by people like you. Those brave few who seek fortunes and reputation outside the busy streets of the Five Cities and wish to share their findings with others. Explorers, if you will. I have always wanted to explore this world and see it with my own eyes but this is complicated as I have none. Through my qi, I can see words as I touch them and through my liege, General Hoth Kap Sing, I have access to a vast network of travelers, warriors, and monks dedicated to building this Atlas. By unifying all of the One Land’s knowledge, both past and present, we can create a stronger home.
Here you will find a growing collection of new discoveries scattered across the One Land from tales told about qi warriors both infamous and naive. Buried secrets in the vast spaces between the Five Cities, strange creatures from the Wastes, nefarious villains and noble heroes – it is all here. We encourage all residents of the One Land to submit their discoveries. Use your own words or allow us to craft them into stories for you. Or simply engage in what others have found and use them to seek out new adventures and locales to populate your own stories.
The One Land
The clans of Khar’tep believe the Elemental Spirit left them under the care of a guardian spirit, the mountain herself. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) The northern mountain range of the One Land’s border are a spectacular sight and, when you think about it, a constant reminder of hope in an otherwise bleak and […]
Finding a decent place to kill your enemies without suffering from the blinding conditions of Serenity Falls’ sandstorm used to be a problem… until now. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) Duelling can be impossible in the constant sandstorm that engulfs Serenity Falls on a daily basis. One would assume this would help curb the […]
Hidden within the toxic fumes along the outskirts of Rust lies a complex black market where anything is up for sale. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) Rust is notoriously protective of its creations. The same can be said for its citizens but they are treated as cattle more than a resource. In the winding […]
Where else but the Wastes would you find giant burrowing monsters that can fly? by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) There are two main theories behind the appearance of the leviathan. Either they are a physical manifestation and the result of Chaos’ Wrath or they are the very creatures that consumed the Fallen City within […]
A symbol of hope and resurgence in a world torn apart, the Salvation is more than just a train connecting the Five Cities. by Ali Mai Sang (the Librarian) For hundreds of years after Chaos touched the land, there were only two ways to cross the deserts: by foot or by steed. Neither was a guarantee of […]
Symbols of Rust’s technological supremacy and highly sought after by gunrunners, these steampunk marvels can change the course of any skirmish. by Jacob Gray (aka the Faceless Kid) If Rust had a flag, it would feature a warmech standing on a pile of dead heathens (which could be anybody, let’s face it). When the dust […]
A thriving high-class casino in the heart of Yung Zhi catering to those who have spilled blood for money. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) Any business operating in the Pearl – that elite inner circle of Yung Zhi where the rich and powerful mingle – caters to a select clientele. What benefit is there […]
Finding a decent refuge in the midst of Chaos’ Wrath is not something you’ll soon forget. by Chi “Fireball” Zuo The badlands running along the Wastes and between the Five Cities have got a lot of cuts in them – gorges or arroyos. I don’t know what they are, but they look like giant knife […]
Sometimes you find the smallest piece of paradise when you look hard enough… by Chi “Fireball” Zuo You know you’re hitting Monsoon when the Salvation goes over that metal bridge, painted jade in most places. I’ve heard it called Jade Bridge and that ain’t a surprise. It’s pretty distinctive. I mean, there are other suspension […]
One of many way stations positioned along the Salvation’s many routes, this one serves as a trading post for Outcasts, bandits, and businesses within Serenity Falls. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) Every dusty rock has the potential for a shining jewel waiting inside. My jewel, the one that brings me hope despite the harshness […]