May the Emperor Live Ten Thousand Years

Welcome to Jade, and to the Penglai Empire

The parent page is on the Road To Amber wiki, at

This page is to expand what is written there, rather than to copy it out, so if you have not read it, please do so. Then read about the player-defined setting. Please be aware that some of this information is not available to those without Jade Lore. Some, like the behaviour of the Lords of Penglai towards everybody else, is tolerably obvious. Other things are secret, here for OOC information only.


Shadow Empire

The map to the right is reproduced from the parent page. Penglai is the centre of a network of many many gates.

The Worlds that have been named in play, in the Penglai Empire, are as follows:

The Glorious Auspicious Perfect Residence of Penglai
Len Shu
Shu-Fen Prefecture
The Jade Steppes

All of these worlds have certain things in common: the Gates that link them, the Bureaucracy that ties them up in red tape, and the Penglai Lords who oversee them. In some cases they still have a certain degree of autonomy, but all of them are subject to Penglai Law.

Amber and the GC

In addition, Penglai is glad to treat Amber with a certain degree of respect. The rest of the Golden Circle is treated as per individual agreement, or by thickly-applied hauteur.


Sometimes it is not safe to speak clearly, sometimes, no ordinary words will do for a situation. Speaking in Formal Court Language with Epithets is an art form. It is this which makes Penglai Poetry so famed and so difficult to translate.

Prop and Propco

Shao is the propco for Jade and thus Penglai, and can be contacted by +mail in-game. Jade is '+prop 21'.

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