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Card Overview

Name: Great Wall of China
Card Type: Mystic Ruins Encounter
Location: Shanghai
Variants: 5

Encounter Details

ID # Initial Encounter Pass Encounter Fail Encounter
1 A stranger stands outside Jiayuguan and asks for your permission to pass. You remember that this place was once called the Gate of the Demons. Resolve the pass effect to forbid him to enter; or resolve the fail effect to allow him to pass. The man grows angry and tries to force his way past you (Strength - 1). If you pass, the strange man says his kin will not bother you further; close 1 Gate of your choice on any space. If you fail, you see his true form; a Monster ambushes you! After he goes by, you hunt him down (Observation - 1). If you pass, he offers to use his magic in exchange for his freedom; move the Omen to any space of the track without advancing Doom. If you fail, you fear he is hunting you; gain a Paranoia Condition.
2 At the Temple of Lady Meng Jiang, you carefully study the couplet hanging from the columns. You believe a careful analysis will reveal a deeper meaning (Lore). The spirit of Lady Meng Jiang manifests and helps you in your quest. Close 1 Gate of your choice on any space. In her presence you are overwhelmed by her terrible sorrow (Will). If you fail, her heartbreaking story shakes you; lose 2 Sanity. You ask a young, sad-looking woman to help you with the translation (Influence). If you pass, she is able to help you; close 1 Gate of your choice on any space. If you fail, she begins to cry and the walls collapse around you; lose 2 Health.
3 It is said that the wall was built in part to defend against a cult of undying Cthulhu worshipers who reside in the mountains of China. You search this legendary area for signs of the cult (Observation). You find a hidden temple! Gain 1 Relic Unique Asset. You try to purge the evil from this place (Lore - 1). If you pass, you have done a great service; gain 1 Boon Condition. If you fail, you awaken a guardian; a Monster ambushes you! The cult floods your mind with horrific images! Lose 1 Sanity. The nightmares continue for weeks (Will). If you pass, the dreams guide you to a treasure; gain 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, you can no longer sleep; lose 1 Health.
4 Untold numbers of laborers died during the centuries of construction of these walls and their lingering souls can be harnessed by someone with the proper arcane skill (Lore - 1). You seek the aid of the dead (Influence). If you pass, the many ghosts of the area move time and space for you; move the Omen to any space of the track without advancing Doom. If you fail, the spirits pronounce your doom; gain 1 Bane Condition. You are possessed! Gain an Amnesia Condition. When you recover, you look around (Observation). If you pass, you find arcane runes on the wall; you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, lose 1 Sanity.
5 Qin SHi Huang ordered the construction of a wall not just to defend his empire, but also as a safe place to hide important treasures. You search the masonry for entrances to hidden chambers (Observation - 1). You succeed! Gain 1 Relic Unique Asset and you find arcane words left by Xu Fu (Lore - 1). If you pass, you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, your memories disappear; gain an Amnesia Condition. Several of the stones collapse on you (Strength - 1). If you pass, you find a treasure has been revealed; gain 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, you are badly hurt; gain a Head Injury Condition.

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