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Authors: Tim Akers, Mark Cenczyk, Ben Chessell, Chris Howard, James A. Moore
Additional Writing: Allen Tower, Richard E. Dansky
Storyteller Game System: Mark Rein•Hagen
Developer: Richard E. Dansky
Editor:[ Ronni Radner
Vice President in charge of production Richard Thomas
Art Direction: Aileen E. Miles, Lawrence Snelly
Artists: Mike Danza, Fred Hooper, Leif Jones, Brian LeBlanc, Heather McKinney, Andrew Ritchie, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook
Border Design: John Cobb
Cover Design: Aileen E. Miles
Layout & Typesetting: Katie McCaskill
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 1995
Pages: 118
Year: 1995
Publication #: WW6012
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-617-X
Price: $15.00

Dark Kingdom of Jade Adventures is a splatbook for Wraith: The Oblivion that expands on WTO: Dark Kingdom of Jade (book) Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip by detailing Yu Huang's holdings outside the Yellow Springs and the constant resentment of his rule by their native peoples.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

All is Well Within the Yellow Springs
Renegades ride a ghost ship across the Sea of Japan, wreaking bloody havoc on Imperial slavers. On the Spectre-haunted streets of Hiroshima, a deadly race is run for the ultimate weapon in the wars of the dead. In the heart of the Tempest, souls twisted into the guise of beasts roam the gardens of the Emperor's Menagerie. A mirror holds the key to escape from Hell, but a demon holds the mirror.
From the Heart of Hell to the Mekong Delta, Nowhere is Safe
Dark Kingdom of Jade Adventures explores the Jade Emperor's domains, where all is not as peaceful as the Emperor is told. Containing both settings and stories for Jade Kingdom chronicles, Dark Kingdom of Jade Adventures expands upon the original Dark Kingdom of Jade.

IntroductionEdit

Notes on the book's subject matter, a quick outline of each chapter, and a Lexicon of Yellow Springs terms.

Part I: Places To GoEdit

The Odyssey of the Prince Alexsei: Flagship of the Tsushima Floating RenegadesEdit

A relic Russian battleship serves as the headquarters for the Tsushima Floating Renegades, an international group of wraiths who traverse the Tempest and seek to undermine the authority of Yu Huang by attacking his Reaper ships, sent to mine "white jade" in the non-Chinese territories of the Dark Kingdom of Jade.

Bangkok: The House of the Fallen SunEdit

A brothel in Bangkok, the House of the Fallen Sun has long been a sight of death, slavery, and treachery. The rumors of it being haunted are not far from the truth, as many who met there end there remain, although the patrons they now serve are wraiths. However, there is more to its cursed nature than appears, thanks to the meddling Tremere brothers who once owned it; their experiements created a nihil in the attic.

The Well of Night: The Jade PalaceEdit

The Jade Palace is the home of Yu Huang and the center of the Yellow Springs empire. It is supposed to be a representation of Yu Huang's divine power, but many who visit find it more disturbing than inspiring.

Part II: Things To DoEdit

A Hope in Hell, or The Mask and the MirrorEdit

A piece of a valuable artifact mirror that once belonged to Yu Huang's former masterbuilder has fallen into the hands of a group imprisoned in Hell. If the other pieces are assembled, it might mean escape...or Oblivion.

A Voice in the Wilderness: The Lost LegionEdit

Stygian soldiers stranded in the Yellow Springs have formed a "Lost Legion" for survival and to erode the hold of Yu Huang in Southeast Asia. Their ultimate goal, of which they speak with almost religious fervor, is to destroy Yu Huang himself. In order to establish a Haunt in Saigon, they hold a contest of warriors. However, there's nothing to stop the Lost Legion from disposing of the victors once they achieve their goal.

In the House of Pika DonEdit

Hiroshima is a sight of absolute terror in the Shadowlands, thanks to a massive nihil caused by the atomic bomb dropped there in 1945 and the presence of a Malfean, Pika Don, drawn to the city by the horrors within. Why would anyone venture into this Spectral stronghold? Well, rumor has it that the bomb is now a relic, and it's hidden somewhere in the city...

Background InformationEdit

Though it has no official designation, many fans consider both this book and WTO: Dark Kingdom of Jade (book) Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip to fit into the Year of the Lotus theme that occurred three years later in 1998.

The scenario of a relic version of Little Boy surviving somewhere in Hiroshima was later proven to be true beyond a doubt. See: Sixth Great Maelstrom.

Memorable QuotesEdit

CharactersEdit

  • Yu Huang - Emperor of the Yellow Springs and a hell of a guy.
  • Li Gao - Brown-nosing Judge of the Dead.
  • Fan Wushang - Yu Huang's most trusted advisor.
  • Herr Holbein - Stygian ambassador to the Yellow Springs.
  • Lei-Zu - The original ruler of the Yellow Springs, now one of Yu Huang's courtesans.
  • Chan - Court jester, who is more wily than he lets on.
  • Yuan-Shen - Yu Huang's master builder, who was responsible for the construction of Hell.
  • Pika Don - Malfean master of Hiroshima.

ReferencesEdit

Eunuch, Feng Tu, Fist of Nippon, Immortal Guard, Jade (WTO), Jade Palace, Kuei, Kuei-go, Ti Yu, White jade

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