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Chongqing, The Azure City
The Azure City also known as Chongqing city, a grand marvelous city from the East Blue. It is found on the southern part of its island and ruled by the Azure Emperor Dai Yuanjun, whom is believed to be chosen by the city's great guardian deity, Seiryū. Chongqing is a country populated by humans and minks whom lived together in harmony and is reputed to be of a neutral but aggressive nation in terms of political influence. A powerful nation that seems to be at odds with World Government and has shown to be in conflict with them over several areas of the seas surrounding the Azure City. Despite that, a World Government embassy can be found near the Azure Castle for political reasons.
Recently in Chongqing, two new threat has arisen over the past year. The first threat are the Leviathan Pirates, a group of powerful Fishmen that took over the Sunken Dragon City and made it their home. Due to their hatred of the World Government, the pirates have consistently attack mostly World Government ships over the ships from Azure City, and the little to inaction from Dai Yuanjun have cause political tension between Azure City and the World Government to arise. Secondly, the city is under attack by an unknown supernatural force - every night in which undead have arisen from the dead and attacks the citizens of Chongqing.
Due to having two different races populating Chongqing, Emperor Dai have decreed to have a Mink representative with power and authority to ensure racial harmony between both races; as such Fran, the female bunny Mink is declared to be Queen of the Azure City. However the World Government believes Fran to be merely a figurehead, and have tried to undermine the racial harmony in Chongqing several times secretly to weaken the powerful nation from within.
Gongmen Town is the largest portion of the Azure City, where most of the populace resides, it includes the market, the trading hub and even a harbour. This particular town section is the busiest part of the city, even during the time of undead attacks, Gongmen Town remains relatively untouched due to its centralized section of the city. The town is also the connecting section of the city between Liyue Harbor, Chongqing Castle and the Temple of Seiryū. Gomgmen Harbour is where travelers arrives to Chongqing City from the seas.
Liyue Harbour is the eastern part of the Chongqing City, it acts as not just the military harbor of Chongqing City but as the entrance into Chongqing City from land. Leaving Chongqing City into the wilderness would require leaving through Liyue Harbour. Due to its location within Chongqing City, the harbour suffers attacks at night by the undead Jiangshi. Emperor Yuanjun kept most of his military ships near the Harbour due to the Leviathan Pirates appearance. Minks are mostly found working by the docks as Liyue Harbour is well known to have famous restaurants and cooks. Cooking tournaments happens very frequently, the main attraction in the Harbour are essentially the live cooking contests.
Temple of Seiryū
The Temple of Seiryū is located at the western end of Chongqing City, a somewhat secluded area way from Gongmen Town where the citizens of the Azure City can enter its premises and worship Seiryū, the guardian deity of the Azure City. The temple used to have an incident where the previous high priest was found to have dabbled upon necromancy and was quickly exiled from the Azure City. It is now managed by a new High Priest, Jote.
Sunken Dragon City
Used to be the first Azure city, which is called the Dragon City in the past, located on the eastern part of the island. Due to a tidal wave destroying and submerging the city many centuries ago it is now completely abandoned by the people whom went on to rebuild their home further in land, which is now known as Azure City. Up till last year, the sunken city remains to be not just a site of spectacle but also for archeology. But with the appearance of the Leviathan Pirates, a group of extremely powerful Fishmen - the sunken city is now under their territory in which they use it as a home base to terrorize near by ships around the region, especially from the World Government. Despite their active terrorism, King Shark and Queen Orca are said to be somewhat honorable and is willing to fight in a duel in some cases.
The home of the Chinese Martial Arts in Azure City, where it all begins. The ancient monastery are powerful monks that remains secluded to the city life, miles away from the Azure City on the western side of the island. The Shaolin monastery is also the closest point of interest to the Mountain Shrine where Seiryū resides. Given the rich history of martial arts, including weapon-based fighting styles - it is worth trekking the long journey to the monastery for many martial artists and swordsman even from far away places to further improve their crafts. While many Minks and Human students resides in the monastery, it is managed by two grandmasters of the monastery.
Abandoned Eastern Temple
The Eastern Temple has long since been abandoned since ancient times, but the most recent history before it was abandoned is that after the tidal wave has destroyed the Dragon City, many of the dead was moved to the eastern temple which is closest to the Dragon City and buried underneath the temple. However as years goes by through inner turmoil within the island, bandits and outlaws took upon the temple as refuge. Now believed to be inhabited by no one, the people of Azure City did not return to claim the temple due to the close presence of the Leviathan Pirates. But in reality, it now houses a dangerous person in secret, plotting something horrifying against the citizens of Azure City.
The Mountain Temple is located in the mountainous region in the far north, where its exact location is kept in secret by Emperor Yuanjun. This is considered the home of Seiryū, an abandoned temple in the mountain. The journey from Azure City to the Mountain Temple takes 2 weeks of travelling and the entrance to the mountain is difficult to locate without the Emperor's blessing. Even through flying around the region takes very long to find the temple. Usually in order to find Seiryū, the Emperor has to give permission to allow entry, and only through his permission that Seiryū will appear on its own. It is believed that Seiryū presents the worthy a trial of combat and if it is to be Seiryū's satisfaction that it would reward the worthy one.