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
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 […]
A massive earth elemental wanders the Wastes crushing those who would stir the chaotic energies of its homeland. by Ali May Sang (the Librarian) When I first spotted the gargantuan elemental known only as Titan, it was tending to a rolling field of screaming violets over a mile wide. With soothing motions and its deep […]
The bounty hunter who took down Ho Sun and Black Scorpion (or so it is told) tells her own origin story.. by Chi “Fireball” Zuo What does it matter where I came from? It matters what I can do, right? Okay, fine, you’ve been straight with me so I’ll be straight with you. My parents […]
The mortal enemies of Monsoon, this breed of catlike humanoids thrives in the toxic jungles surrounding the ancient ruins. by Ali May Sang Unlike many of the strange manifestations brought on by Chaos’ infection, hybrids have existed for generations long before that fateful day. The catar are perhaps renowned as teachers of the first samurai […]
The scourge of the One Land and the source of its qi. from High Plains Samurai: Legends Life in the One Land revolves around the Wastes; not only as the heart of the continent but as a blight on the whole world. Sand storms created by its slicing winds hurdle past its borders without warning, […]
Forced underground by their own pollution, Rust has become a beacon of hope and a bastion of disease. from High Plains Samurai: Legends Tall spires of scrap metal pierce the horizon in this pocket of the One Land ripe with strong electrical currents as bolts of lightning bounce from one tower to the next. […]
Home of nomadic clans scattered across the northern mountains, they are a people both united by cause and divided by stone. from High Plains Samurai: Legends There is a reason why the Five Cities have not turned to outright war due to so many harsh words and threats exchanged between them. When it comes […]