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"I gave you everything. This darkness is the light."



Full Name: Daniel "Danny Dragon" Lung
Apparent Age: Early 30s
Occupation: (Reformed) Criminal / Mao Shan Sorcerer
Sphere: Shen
Demeanor: Bon Vivant
Flaws of Note: Otherworldly Taint (silver colored eyes)

Plot Hooks

Danny is native to and a familiar face in Chinatown, serving as the manager of the Wing Kong Exchange, a hub for import from and export to the Orient - art, curios, and other cultural items of value, as well as technology, clothing, and other more mundane merchandise.

You scour these Chinatowns of the mind, translating them like sutras Xuan Zhang fetched from India, testing ways return might be possible against these homesick inventions, trace the traveller's alien steps across borders, and in between discover how transit has a way of lasting, the way these Chinatowns grew out of not knowing whether to return or to stay, and then became home.

To those with Occult 3+, Danny is known as one of Chinatown's pre-eminent Taoist sorcerers, and a keeper of and agent for the Ancestors that dwell in the local Yellow Springs.

Mao Shan Sorcery is intended to be practiced to benefit the public but there will always be some bad eggs that abuse their knowledge by casting spells and commanding ghosts/spirits/demons to harm people. Keeping ghosts/spirits is what Taoist Masters are taught and can do. Ghosts Keeping is a way to seek them as spiritual servants to help out during Taoist Sorcery. Whether Mao Shan sorcery is considered White Magic or Black Magic will depend on the intentions of the Mao Shan master.

Those with Streetwise would know Danny as a former agent of Chinatown's Wing Kong triad. He was one of their hit men once upon a time, then disappeared, surrounded by rumors of his untimely demise, before reappearing on the scene suddenly. He now seems to have retired and serves as a bureaucrat or functionary for the triad, rather than as an active soldier.

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.

The Middle Kingdom

Demon "Never trust a Yama King. He has a hundred motives for anything he does ... Ninety-nine of them, at least, are malevolent."
Hsien "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit."
Kuei-Jin "There are 12,800 hells located under the earth – eight dark hells, eight cold hells and 84,000 miscellaneous hells located at the edge of the universe. The Kuei-Jin bring a piece of each hell back to the Middle Kingdom with them."
Beast Courts "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit."
Chi'n Ta "They have no gods. They work magic, and think they are gods themselves. But they are not. And when they die, they become dust and bone, and their ghosts whine on the wind a little while till the wind blows them away. They do not have immortal souls."
The Yellow Springs "The souls of the deceased endure after death and must be kept happy by offerings and honor. If a spirit is not kept happy, perhaps because it had a bad death, an improper burial or has no descendants to perform the proper rituals, it becomes a hungry ghost."




"Baby, let’s drive into the night/Just get up and go, leave our worlds behind/It’s so easy if you just say that you might/Just get up and go, leave it all behind"


"I've got the world down my back, but I don't seem to care."



"Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist."



"Steadily emerging with grace"




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