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Shou Lung Wildspace Junk Community

The Shou Lung wildspace junk community is made up of mostly retired adventurers and their families that can not assimilate back into the rigid government controlled society. They assembled their families, retainers and followers and set forth for the freedom of wildspace. They settled near the Rock of Bral, but because of the existing Shou community they decided to form their own. The community was started when they bought their first junk ships paid for by their adventuring money. When they have enough ships to they moved their families into the community. As the years pass their community grew and a few more people joined the community. They screen the new prospect to be sure they are not criminals because even with the community's love for freedom, they are also still loyal Shou citizens. There are some non-Shou that was allowed to join, but with the provision that all rules and laws must be followed and the person is not a criminal.

The community is lead by Xu Ping (hm LG F15) and have lead this community for the last 10 years. The Group elects their High Elder every year and can re-elect the same person if they believed he is still capable of leading the community. Xu Ping also acts as the High Admiral for the group's fleet of ships. He coordinates the movement of the fleet from the various farming asteroids and The Rock of Bral. Because of mutual defense pact with Bral, they are obligated to help in the defense of Bral and it's terretories. In return Bral is obligated to help defend the community if it is in danger. Xu Ping is an excellent wildspace tactician and have twarted many pirates and bandit attacks on the small community. They have captured a few of the pirates vessels and turned over the bandits to the proper officials.

A Council of Elders also helps in the decisions made on behalf of the community. There are twelve elders and they are choosen from the eldest of the community and the community's heroes. The council is convened on matters concerning the whole community, new members and accepting job offers. They prioritize which expenses, supplies, materials and tools are needed most to maximize the community's gains. They also has to approve members who joins or create an adventuring group. They also have to approve any negotiated settlements on foreign trades. Some of the members of the council are Mother Sian (hf LG M3), Ann Lee (hf NG F10) and Sifu Xiao Ming (hm LG Mk20).

The Elder Scribe is Shao Shen (hf LN M10) and she is responsible for all the record keeping in the community. She is responsible for correspondence with the Bral's Shou community and any members who are outside the group. She is also responsible for the timely arrival of supplies from Bral and other ports to the community. She and a group of people would travel to Bral to sell the group's small cottage industry products, as well as to shop for items needed by the community.

"Have you had tea yet?" They served Pale Jade and Dragon's Eye tea both are green tea from Shou Lung. The community's staple consist mostly of rice, vegetables, legumes, nuts, fruits and tea. When the price is right fish, seafood, meats, poultry, beer and wine also shows up on the families dining table. The majority of the rice, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables are bartered from the asteroids farm in exchange for farm work. Spices and other staples are brought from Bral. When a hunting group catches any edible wildspace animal or gathered any food from the surrounding asteroids, the food is shared between the community.

There are 30 Junk ships, 1 Dragon Ship, 2 Tradesman and 1 Eelship in the fleet. They are armed, rigged, helmed and crewed in mixed fashion. The junks are mostly owned by the family living on them. Some of the junks are co-owned by the whole community and these special junks are maintained and crewed by the community as a whole.

THE FLEET
1) Cherry Blossom (Junk) - Liao family
2) Nightingale (Junk) - Xu family
3) Lotus Seed (Junk) - Jan family
4) Mariposa (Junk)
-) Golden Pheasant - Communal Tavern
-) Glowing Ember - Blacksmith shop
-) Dark Water - Visitor's Accomodations
-) Blue Ginger - Bakery
-) Learning Tree - School and library

Dragon Ship
Ship TypeMedium Warship
Built ByShou Lung Humans Of Toril
Used Primarily ByShou Lung Junk Community
Tonnage45 Tons
Hull Points45
Crew20/45
Maneuverability ClassD
Landing-LandNo
Landing-WaterYes
Armor Rating5
Saves AsThick Wood
Power TypeMajor Helm, Minor Helm
Ship's RatingAs Per Helmsman
Standard Armament2 Medium Ballista (Forward) - Crew: 2
Cargo22 Tons
Keel Length150'
Beam Length20'





Celestial Dragon


Temple Deck
1) Kitchen
2) Pantry
3) Head
4) Storage
5) Sail Lockers
6) Companionway
7) Shrine To The Path & Way
8) Ballista
9) Dome Over Bridge & Helm


Crew Deck
1) Bridge &Helm
2) Companionway
3) Officer's Quarters
4) Storage
5) Crew Quarters
6) Storage
7) Storage
8) Crew Quarters
9) Crew Quarters
10 Recorder's Quarters
11) Recorder's Library & Chart Room



Drill Deck
1) Armory
2) Parade Deck & Communal Galley
3) Open To Shrine Below


Scout's Deck/Meditation Deck
1) Forward Lookout
2) Captain's Quarters

A modified Dragonship used as a townhall and temple by the junk community. Added features are a Magical Spring Well (providing clean drinking water for the community), a magical bonsai miniature forest (cleans the air for the dragonship and the junk community when lashed together), and Meditation Sandbox. A High Priest Sun Xi (15th level cleric) is the religious head of the community. He is helped by 3 priest (1x 10th level, 1x 8th level and 1x 6 level clerics) and 6 acolytes (1st-3rd level clerics). The rest of the crew are provided by the junk community and the priest man the helm for some of the junk ship when needed.



Junk
Ship TypeGroundling Craft
Built ByShou Lung Humans Of Toril
Used Primarily ByShou Lung Junk Community
Tonnage20 Tons
Hull Points20
Crew4/20
Maneuverability ClassF
Landing-LandNo
Landing-WaterYes
Armor Rating9
Saves AsLight Wood
Power TypeMajor Helm, Minor Helm, Spell Engine Helm
Ship's RatingAs Per Helmsman -1, SR 1/Hour Per Charge Used (1 Charge/Additional SR Per Turn - SR 9 Max)
Standard ArmamentNone
2 Light Ballista (1 Forward, 1 Aft) - Crew: 1 each
1 Bombard (Aft) - Crew: 3
Cargo14 Tons
Keel Length75'
Beam Length30'



Large Junk (Sea Going Junk)



Medium Junk



Small Junk

Each junk is owned and home to the families living in the community. Each ship is unique in it's design, configuration, helm, crew and weaponry on board. Special purpose ships are also owned collectively by the junk community. The "Golden Pheasant" is the communal tavern. The "Glowing Ember" has the community's only forge on a ceramic tile deck and work/repair shops. The "Blue Ginger" has the community's only baking oven. "Dark Water" is reserved for people visiting the community (visiting Shou Lung dignataries and Imperial officials are housed in Bral's best hotels at the community's expense). The "Learning Tree" is the ship housing the community's school and library.


Tradesman (Fish Ship)
Ship TypeSmall Trader
Built ByHumans
Used Primarily ByShou Lung Junk Community
Tonnage25 Tons
Hull Points25
Crew10/25
Maneuverability ClassD
Landing-LandNo
Landing-WaterNo
Armor Rating5
Saves AsThick Wood
Power TypeMinor Helm
Ship's RatingAs Per Helmsman
Standard Armament1 Light Catapult (Forward) - Crew: 1
1 Medium Ballista (Aft) - Crew: 2
Cargo13 Tons
Keel Length120'
Beam Length30'

The Tradesmans are used to haul supplies from Bral to the community. They also haul to Bral the products produced by the community's small cottage industry. The "Sunfish" (Minor Helm) and the "Moon Dancer" (Minor Helm) were captured from pirates that attacked the junk community. They also bring to and back from the farming asteroids the workers when they are not hauling supplies. The ships crewed by junk community residents are also leased to the honorable trade houses to carry cargo inside the crystal sphere.


Eel Ship
Ship TypeSmall Trader
Built ByEarly Humans Or Insectoid Race
Used Primarily ByShou Lung Junk Community
Tonnage20 Tons
Hull Points20
Crew4/20
Maneuverability ClassC
Landing-LandNo
Landing-WaterYes
Armor Rating6
Saves AsThin Wood
Power TypeFurnace (15%), Major Helm Or Minor Helm (85%), Spell Engine Helm
Ship's Rating2 (Furnace), As Per Helmsman, SR 1/Hour Per Charge Used (1 Charge/Additional SR Per Turn - SR 9 Max)
Standard Armament1 Medium Ballista (Forward) - Crew: 2
1 Medium Catapult (Aft) - Crew: 3
Cargo8 Tons
Keel Length110'
Beam Length15'





The "Moray" is used for fishing and scavver hunting among the asteroids. It also double as a shuttle and small cargo ship to Bral and farming asteroids for the community. They also haul crews that gather space ice for fresh water when the well is low, gathering firewood from nearby asteroids, and mining easily reached minerals and ores. They also sometimes hunt for games in the nearby asteroids.


Sampan
Ship TypeBoat
Built ByHumans
Used Primarily ByShou Lung Junk Community
TonnageN/A
Hull Points1 (8 HP)
Crew1/2
Maneuverability ClassF
Landing-LandNo
Landing-WaterYes
Armor Rating5
Saves AsThin Wood
Power TypeOar, Magical Oar, Rudder Of Propulsion
Ship's Rating1 SR Or Per Item's Rating
Standard ArmamentNone
Cargo500 Pounds
Keel Length25'
Beam Length10'



Sampans are used to traverse nearby space between the junk community to nearby farming asteroids. Magically propelled craft can travel longer distances, but are restricted by the air it carries on how far it can travel.



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