Wednesday, 11 March 2015

In Her Majesty's Name Company - The Purple Lotus Tong

The Purple Lotus Tong is a secret arm of the Chinese Boxer movement based in London. Dedicated to bringing chaos and terror to Her Majesty's government by targeting senior officials, government ministers and even the Royal Family, it has rapidly developed a vast criminal network in the East End of the capital by ruthlessly eliminating its rivals.

The Purple Lotus Tong is led by the mysterious Wu Fang. Few, apart from the Tong's top leaders, have ever seen him and lived to tell the tale, but it is rumoured that this cunning leader is a master of ancient Chinese magics.

The beautiful but deadly Peking Li Li runs the day-to-day business of the Tong. She, too, under the tutelage of Wu Fang, has become adept in ancient magics and is also a skilled martial artist. Peking Li Li is ably assisted by the ruthless Big Wong, a brutal warrior with a huge two-handed hammer.

The Purple Lotus Tong can field three types of 'soldier'. The toughest are the Dragon Warriors, martial artists who fight unarmoured, wielding their two-handed swords and halberds with fanatical fervour. The Tong Members are also fanatical but not as well trained, tending to be lightly armoured and relying on pistols and fighting knives. The Boxers are little more than peasants with archaic muskets and knives, but there are a lot of them and they live in terrror of the mysterious Wu Fang and Peking Li Li and so are likely to fight to the death.

And then there are the Yeti. Incredibly rare these formidable beasts are very tough in combat, especially as any injury is likely to send them into a frenzied rage!

Pluck FV SV Speed Cost Talents Equipment
The Mysterious Wu Fang

2+ +2 0 +3 59 Leadership +2
Martial Artist
Mystical Powers (30)
-Dragon's Breath
-Dragon's Wings
Unarmed Martial Artist (+1 FV)

Peking Li Li 3+ +3 0 +1 47 Leadership +1
Mystical Powers (20)
-Dragon's Talons
-Zone of Shadows
Unarmed Martial Artist (+1 FV)

Big Wong 4+ +2 0 0 15 Fanatic Hammer (as Quarterstaff) (+3 FV)

3+ +5 0 0 45 Beserker

Thick Fur (9)
Talons (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Dragon Warrior 4+ +3 0 +2 23 Fanatic
Martial Artist
Unarmed Martial Artist (+1 FV)
Two-Handed Sword (-2 Pluck, +3 FV)
Tong Member 5+ +1 +1 0 16 Fanatic Lined Coat (8)
Fighting Knife (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Boxer 6+ 0 0 0 12

Fighting Knife (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Muzzle-Loading Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)

Here's a Dropbox link to a PDF version of the Company, for anyone who'd like to download it for their games. 

This company borrows heavily from The Black Dragon Tong in the book but I've adapted it so I can add the Inscrutable Tong and Tong Warriors from West Wind Productions. Here are a few more pics!

Figures are North Star Black Dragon Tong, Westwind Tong and Inscrutable Tong and Copplestone Castings Yeti painted for me by the inimitable Matt Slade!

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