Kaidan: A Japanese Ghost Story
The islands of Kaidan, though isolated from the world for centuries, are rich in silk and spices. Every year more merchant ships find their way to the port of Gaijinoshima, the only Kaidan port open to foreigners. Rumors abound concerning Kaidan and who is to separate fact from fiction for the potential traveler who find they have reasons to sail that way? For the price of a drink, surely some knowledgeable sailor will share what he knows about the mist-shrouded island empire.
Kaidan: The Preview, written by Jonathan McAnulty, provides a brief overview of the setting of Kaidan, as seen through the eyes of a gaijin sailor. With cartography by Michael Tumey, this introduction gives just a taste of Kaidan, a land rich in history and horror. Kaidan is a “Japanese ghost-story setting.” In Kaidan, the land is filled with malevolent spirits, the dead do not rest easy and the living are trapped in an endless cycle of life from which they can scarcely hope to escape. Drawing inspiration from Japanese history and mythology, Kaidan offers a setting that is at once new and yet quite ancient.
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