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  • Shan Fan

    [[File:697643 | class=media-item-align-center | map_of_shan_fan.png]] It’s been said that California may end up a Chinese state in the end, so great are the numbers of immigrants from across the Pacific still flooding into the Maze. The beacon that …

  • Hsieh Chia Jên

    h2. Summary The leaders of Shan Fan certainly know how to please an audience of exhausted miners desperate for entertainment. They allow a man plenty of leeway. It doesn’t matter here what you smoke or drink, or if you choose to sock one of your …

  • Red Lantern Town

    Of primary interest to the average traveling cowpoke, this is where all of the hooting and hollering of out-of-towners takes place. Here you find your saloons (such as the Jade Pavilion), gambling parlors, opium dens, bordellos, and hotels (the Eight …

  • Stinktown

    Home to slaughterhouses, auction houses, tanneries, and stockyards, Stinktown is the meat capital of the northern Maze. Livestock farmers from all over the territory bring their animals here to be readied for dinner tables. And since this is a Chinese …

  • The Waterfront

    This is where the business of shipping is done. It has warehouses, packing establishments, shipyards, and shipping offices. It’s where the stevedores live. Lots of rough saloons if you want your drinks cheap and your hookers cheaper. If you’re looking to …

  • The Skids

    For every person who strikes it rich in the Maze, there are a dozen who get washed out like water from a sluice mine. Sooner or later they all end up in the Skids. The people here are destitute. The only folks making money in this neighborhood are the …

  • Taeltown

    Tael is Chinese for “big bucks.” Taeltown is the financial district. Look here for banks and the like. This is also the place to live if you’re well-off but not quite wealthy. The sheriff makes sure this place is well-patrolled, seeing as these people pay …

  • Splinterville

    Everybody needs wooden things: wood for ships, shipping crates, fences, fuel, and on and on. Splinterville is the heart of the Maze’s booming lumber industry. Logs are shipped in constantly from the sequoia and redwood forests to the southeast, and less …

  • Prawn Valley

    Finally you have Prawn Valley, which comes out like a pie slice from the harbor and caps the north side of town. Fishing is just as big as farming in Shan Fan. If it’s living in the sea, there’s somebody harvesting it and eating it, and those that harvest …

  • Angelfish Island

    Angelfish Island used to be home to the city’s mining community, but that particular chunk of Maze was worked to the bone years ago. The prospectors have moved on to Sweat Island after prying every last morsel of precious ghost rock from the Angelfish, …

  • Isle of Ghost Tears

    The Isle of Ghost’s Tears is home to no one but a crazy hermit. When the first members of Hsieh Chia Jên arrived in the area, they had a ceremony of thanksgiving to the gods and the spirits of their ancestors. They promised to leave this island pristine, …