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Shanghai is a location on the world map. An encounter here will likely improve Lore.

Mentioned Places and Institutions

  • Green Gang
  • Shanghai Museum

Mentioned Residents

  • Chu Min
  • Lin Tang-Yu, crime lord
  • Mu Hsien, occult scholar

Real World Location

Shanghai is a city in China, the most populous city in the world, and the world's busiest port.

Notes

Location Encounters

ID # Expansion Encounter
1 01Core You search through old copies of The Shanghai Courier to find strange or unexplained stories (Observation). If you pass, you discover a pattern of arcane activity in the city; improve Lore. If you fail, lose Sanity 1 Sanity as no pattern emerges from all this horror.
2 01Core If you can convince Chu Min to help, he will use New China's vast resources to provide you with any sort of instruction you require (Influence). If you pass, improve 1 skill of your choice. If you fail, lose Health 1 Health as his men force you out onto the street.
3 01Core The shrine holds an abundance of ancient relics. Improve Lore. Your eye catches strange figures written on the ceiling. You find it hard to look away (Will). If you fail, the writing seems to move on its own; gain a Hallucinations Condition.
4 01Core The Shanghai Museum recommends you speak to Mu Hsien, a preeminent scholar of the occult. You send him a message that you hope will convince him to help (Influence). If you pass, improve Lore as he shares his wealth of knowledge.
5 01Core The decadent crime lord, Lin Tang-Yu, offers, you access to his library of occult treasures in exchange for information. You may spend 1 Clue to improve Lore.
6 01Core You break into a warehouse filled with ancient wonders and learn much by studying its content. Improve Lore. You must remain silent to avoid being caught (Observation). If you fail, they question you for days; become Delayed.
7 01Core The old man offers to make tea for you. You see him mix in a strange, green powder that he calls "tyuk". You may become Delayed to wait for it to brew. If you become Delayed, the tyuk seems to heighten all of your senses; improve 1 skill of your choice.
8 01Core You spot an odd, fish-like man pull a young monk underwater![1] You dive in to rescue him, holding your breath as long as you can (Strength). If you pass, the grateful monk prays over you; gain a Blessed Condition. If you fail, you are implicated in his disappearance; gain a Detained Condition.
9 02
Forsaken Lore
You try to persuade a collector of Chinese antiquities to let you see the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan[2] (Influence). If you pass, the scrolls prove instructive; improve Lore. If you fail, the collector tricks you; discard 1 Artifact or 1 Trinket Asset.
10 02
Forsaken Lore
The Green Gang has hidden 200-years worth of stolen treasures in a vault.[3] Despite the risk, you try to break in (Observation). If you pass, you discover several magical texts; improve Lore. If you fail, you are caught and punished without mercy; lose Health 1 Health and gain an Internal Injury Condition.
11 02
Forsaken Lore
A Taoist priest teaches you his esoteric skills; improve Lore. He requests that in return, you help him combat the jiangshi (Strength-2). If you pass, you return the hopping corpses to their graves; recover Sanity 2 Sanity. If you fail, they steal some of your life force; lose Health 1 Health and Sanity 1 Sanity.
12 02
Forsaken Lore
The Shanghai Museum asks for your help in cataloging a recent donation. You may become Delayed to help them. If you become Delayed, you find lost chapters from the book Zi Bu Yu that provide you with many stories of the supernatural[4]; improve Lore.
13 02
Forsaken Lore
A man with a loudly ticking watch offers to help you in exchange for spying on the Communist Party. You may gain a Dark Pact Condition to improve 1 skill of your choice. If you do not gain the Condition, the well-dressed man warns you that he's always watching; gain a Paranoia Condition.
14 02
Forsaken Lore
An old man offers to tattoo a symbol on the palm of you hand for good luck. You accept, but the pain is overwhelming (Will-1). If you pass, improve 1 skill of your choice. If you fail, you pass out and lose your memories; lose Health 1 Health and gain an Amnesia Condition.
15 02
Forsaken Lore
As you sleep, you are drawn into the realm of dreams by the Monkey King. He tells you that a fish demon has trapped him there. You must focus to return to your body (Will-1). If you pass, the Monkey King gives you a gift; improve 1 skill of your choice. If you fail, you cannot return home; gain a Lost in Time and Space Condition.
16 02
Forsaken Lore
Investigating an altar to the great dragon Yinglong[5], you are attacked by serpent people. The only way to defend against them is to perform a powerful magical sacrifice. Lose Health 1 Health and gain a Poisoned Condition unless you discard 1 Spell.

References

  1. Deep One Hybrid
  2. For more information about this, see the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan page on the H.P. Lovecraft Wiki.
  3. For more information about this, see the Green Gang page on Wikipedia.
  4. For more information about this, see the What the Master Would Not Discuss page on Wikipedia.
  5. For more information about this, see the Yinglong page on Wikipedia.
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