World

Someone brought to my attention that I had made a fair amount of place names without having a catalog of them for readers to reference. This page will include the names of cities and towns, and geographic names like mountains and rivers.  The sect that controls each entry will also be included. As information about a place is revealed in the story, the entries will be updated.

Cities and Towns

Shuangwan (雙弯) Village: Lin sect. The village closest to where Lian Zhidiao awakened after transmigrating. It straddles a bend in the river, with bridges leading north and east.

Sancha (三垞) Town: Lin sect. This town sited between three hills is a common stop for river travel within Lin sect lands, and the Green Highway runs near it to the South. Thus Sancha Town sees a fair amount of both overland and water travel.

Fenfang (芬芳) City: The administrative capital of the Lin sect lands, home to the Great Jade Beast Qinghu. The Lin school is on eight limestone peaks not far from the city itself.

Xuefeng (雪峰) City: The administrative capital of the Yue sect lands, near the base of Xuefeng Mountain. A significant human settlement in the north, it also serves as a fortress. Despite the lack of protection, satellite villages have popped up outside the demon-warded walls as decades have gone by without a full-scale assault on the city itself.

Shengmen (聖門) City: The administrative capital of the Yuan sect in name only; the Yuan academy itself is further west, closer to the high steppes. The center of the cultivating world, due to the presence of the Sacred Gate to the Hidden Realm.

Rivers

Qingxie (青瀉)  River: Yue and Wa sect. This mighty river has its headwaters in the eastern Xiongji Mountains. It waters the western rice fields of the Wa sect before disappearing into the northern bogs.

Caifeng (裁縫) River: Wa sect. Named for a bloody event in the river’s past, the Tailor’s River forms the southern boundary between the Wa sect lands and the Lin and Yuan territories to the south. It gets most of its flow volume as a distributary of the Qingxie.

Sanma (三馬) River: This fast-moving river drains the western arm of the Xiongji Mountains. The headwaters may lie beyond the Paling, but no human settlements exist that far north or west. Where it joins with the Cangta, the newly formed river takes the Sanma name.

Cangta (蒼塔) River: A slower river that flows down from the north and drains part of the eastern Xiongji Mountains. (The seaward side of the Xiongji Mountains are drained by the Qingxie.) However, this appears to be only a fraction of its source flow, as the headwaters lie much further north, beyond the bluestone pillar that marks the southernmost reach of the Yao.