SPOILER: Notes on people and places
Anwan’na District: See Mud District.
Bainiao District: lit. White Bird District; the more respectable area of Jiumeng City
Beimo: lit. Northern Desert
Chijin City: lit. delayed/slow brilliance; Dongzhou’s current capital
Daoying River: lit. Reflection River; separates Bainiao and Anwan’na
Dongzhou: lit. Eastern State, if now split into two “countries”, Northern Hong and Southern Hong. From what I’ve read, it seems Northern Hong is at least partially under Tisu rule, while Southern Hong remains independent.
Jiumeng City: lit. long dream; Tisu’s capital
Moyi: another country
Mud District (Anwan’na District): basically the slums of Jiumeng City
Nanjing: lit. Southern Border
Tisu: one of the countries existing along the Yun Sea. It seems to border Beimo, Nanjing, and what’s left of Dongzhou. It has an emperor ruling over many kings.
Taiyan City: old capital of Dongzhou
Ahbri (Oubuli) An: a poor playwright; Hai Lian’s neighbor
Amber Emperor/Emperor Abale: is a cripple; is also emperor of Tisu
Amber Scorpions: the Amber Emperor’s CIA/assassins
Baihu Gang: the people who raised/trained Hai Lian
Fang Tinglan: a sea captain/general; also of Dongzhou origin
Faluko: sheriff of Jiumeng City; pays HL to assassinate people
Fei Yi: the general of Dongzhou who betrayed his country, ultimately leading to its division
Hai Lian: lit. sea lotus; is an assassin/mercenary/whatever makes money; of Dongzhou origin
Liang King: a prince of Southern Hong; Qin Weiyu’s older brother; used to pick on Qin Weiyu and FTL when they were children
Qin Weiyu: a prince of Southern Hong; lives in Jiumeng City; old friends with Fang Tinglan
Shang Weiji: an assassin who led refugees from Taiyan City during Dongzhou’s civil war. FTL thinks he might have the Hanyin Order, which can help him locate the late Rong treasure hold.
Hai Lian: If I lined up all of Fang Tinglan’s lies, they would wrap all the way around the coastlines.
Fang Tinglan: “I love you” doesn’t count.
Hai Lian: That’s included too.
Fang Tinglan: …
A tale of pirates, assassins, military coups, and loving while fighting unfolds.