A Wushu Story

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Eight years after her father's still unexplained murder during the Empire of Nyan's last Grand Congress, Zi-Lin receives a marvellous chain-mail body armour as a birthday gift from her father.

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Prologue

Submitted: November 06, 2010

In the Eternal Empire the dead are buried with a tree planted astride their grave. It is a way the living have for the dead to remain a p... Read Chapter

Konchi-Wong

Submitted: January 22, 2012

A few weeks after faking her death, Zi-Lin arrives at the border town of Konchi-Wong, along her way to meet an old friend of her father's who lives in the Mountains outside the Empire. Read Chapter

Husaria

Submitted: January 22, 2012

Husaria is one of the bigger villages on North-Western slopes of the Red Mountains. The town straddles a narrow valley and all streets in... Read Chapter

Joaquim

Submitted: January 22, 2012

Z quickly closes the heavy door behind her to bar the cold air. Inside, on the mats, about twenty kids are playing acrobatics – jumping... Read Chapter

Lu-Shin

Submitted: January 22, 2012

Back in Nyan, Z follows the main road then turns up a few kilometres before Konchi-Wong. The wide road then narrows and winds up and arou... Read Chapter

Konchi-Wong

Submitted: February 07, 2012

“Miss, you’re back?” “Yes.” “How was your pilgrimage?” The inn hostess opens the cabinet with the room keys, “Wou... Read Chapter

The Bookseller Ada

Submitted: February 07, 2012

With the sky full of stars and a light cold breeze blowing, Z traverses the by-now familiar streets to reach the Torch eating house. Insi... Read Chapter

Ada's nephew, Lucky

Submitted: February 07, 2012

A few hours ride north of Konchi-Wong, Ada leads them off the narrow forest path and back onto the main road. “We should be safe by... Read Chapter

The Preacher Lien-Tseng

Submitted: February 07, 2012

  …   “I want to show you something.” Javed unwrapped a cloth to reveal a piece of mail armour. Z put dow... Read Chapter

Joaquim

Submitted: February 07, 2012

Having discovered what happened to her father, Z heads back to her father's old friend, Joaquim, the only man she knows of who knows the martial arts Read Chapter

Quon-Ka

Submitted: February 08, 2012

V makes a final adjustment, then holds his breath and releases the tether. “Not bad, Lieutenant,” his deputy, sergeant Yu-Wan, no... Read Chapter

a Village in the West Plains

Submitted: February 08, 2012

In mid-afternoon, V’s men are lined across the village square in the sun-baked glaze. V himself stands in front of them on the Village ... Read Chapter

a Village in the Mountains

Submitted: February 20, 2012

Here we meet the last of the three main characters, Swan, the raider, who everyone calls X. He is in a small village selling opium to the local beyond words preachers. Read Chapter

The Tall City

Submitted: February 20, 2012

X returns to the Tall City to report on his opium success to his boss, the greatest raider - the Tall Baron himself. Then the two of them with Tohr get completely drunk. Read Chapter

Husaria

Submitted: March 07, 2012

Six months after coming to train swordcraft with Joaquim, Zi-Lin is helping the kids at school for a show during the annual Wine Feast in Husaria. Read Chapter

The Eternal Empire

Submitted: March 18, 2012

Nyan, the Eternal Empire – in the tenth year of Empress Key-Gong’s reign, tempests have been gentle and the droughts sparse; the harv... Read Chapter