HSSB Glossary

Glossary

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Artifact – These are the magical weapons and armors of the Eight Extremities World. They exist above the ‘mortal tools’ of the ordinary world.  Their creation requires a martial warrior versed in artifact refinement. From least powerful to most powerful: mortal tools (these don’t even count), demi artifact, artifact, spirit artifact, sacred artifact, divine artifact.

Assignment Hall – People can go there to pick up missions or tasks. They exist in a lot of wuxia and xuanhuan fiction. Missions can be complete for money and cultivation resources from the sect.

Azure Dragon Sleeve – This is Yan Zhaoge’s signature sword style.  Actually it is the self created signature sword style of the former owner of Yan Zhaoge’s body.  It’s full name translated from Chinese is “Azure Dragon in Sleeve” but that name was too long so I cut out the ‘in’ part.  It’s a very poser-esque style where he basically does a quick draw from within his sleeve by swinging his arm… somehow… don’t ask me how it works.  He can even quick draw from both sleeves at the same time to attack duel-wielding so it’s not like he uses one arm to draw his sword from the sheath in his other hand, the sword comes from his sleeve of the same hand.  This style is best for surprise attacks and acting cool.

Broad Creed Mountain – This is the sect of the main character. As one of the six Holy Grounds, its home territory is the Heaven Territory.

Crystal Furnace – These are used for artifact refinement.  There is the external crystal furnace, which is the widespread modern variant.  And there is the internal crystal furnace, which is the superior ancient variant that was lost during the Great Cataclysm.  There is also a method of improvement the internal crystal furnace called the ‘internal crystal furnace reinforcement technique’.

Divine Palace – This is an extraordinary martial organization of the past.  Yan Zhaoge was a member of this place and works in its book storage building.  Basically almost any relic or skill book from this place would be a priceless treasure.  The martial arts collected there were best from an era of peak prosperity.  Yan Zhaoge being the cheat character that he is, has tons of these books memorized or imprinted on his soul by an unknown mechanism.

Dragon Sealing Abyss – This is an extremely long and extremely deep rift valley surrounded on both sides by mountains.  It is one of the cracks that extend from the Underworld, formerly known as Earth Territory.

East Heaven Region – This is one of five regions in the Heaven Territory.

Eastern Tang Kingdom – This is one of the three kingdom in the East Heaven Region.  It borders Sun Saint Territory.

Eight Extremities World – This is a world full of martial warrior cultivation, spiritual treasures, and fantastic creatures.  The world is divided into 8 territories.  So far it appears these territories and their placement seem to be based on the Bagua, so the territory names should match the eight trigrams of the I Ching.

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The eight territories should be Heaven, Wind, Water, Mountain, Earth, Thunder, Fire, and Lake.

 

 

 

 

Five Spirit Flags – This is a sect that was destroyed by Yan Zhaoge’s father.  Its remnants are too weak to go after Yan Zhaoge’s father so they tend to go after Yan Zhaoge himself instead.

Great Cataclysm – Some mysterious disaster that ended an era, destroyed the Divine Palace and killed Yan Zhaoge the first time.  Yan Zhaoge is working hard to figure out what happened.

Holy Grounds – Holy Ground is the title given to the strongest martial warrior organizations.  In the Eight Extremities World, martial powers are ranked from strongest to weakest: Holy Grounds, First Class Powers, Second Class Power, Third Class Powers, and Unacknowledged Powers.  A Holy Ground is required to govern at least one entire territory and have someone equivalent to a martial god serving as their sect leader or grand elder.  Currently, there are 6 Holy Grounds who hold Heaven, Water, Mountain, Thunder, Fire, and Lake territories respectively.  The Holy Grounds of Wind and Earth territories were destroyed in the past.

Martial Warrior – These are people who pursue the martial dao/martial way.  They are divided into several major realms.  Martial Artist < Martial Scholar < Martial Grandmaster < Martial Saint < Martial God.  Each of the major realms contain many minor realms.  Generally they are made of 4 stage – 3 large and 1 small.  The large stages each have 3 phases – initial, middle, late.  Thus there are a total of 10 levels or minor realms in each major realm.  The last level of each major realm is also the last stage and thus the most difficult bottleneck to overcome.

Punishment Hall – People from this place are not very nice.  They enforce punishments.  You can think of them as the sect’s police officers, internal security, judicial system, jailers, and executioners.

Sun Saint Sect – This is one of the six Holy Grounds, which just so happens to border Broad Creed Mountain.  It is currently reputed to be the strongest Holy Ground, though no one else will admit that.

Underworld – The underworld is a place that is pretty much a wasteland, hell on earth.  It used to be Earth Territory until it become the world’s biggest danger zone.

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