The Enlightenment is a secret society dedicated to uncovering the forgotten history of the Lost Continent of Mu. The continent sunk beneath the waves of the Pacific during humanity’s prehistory; stories of Atlantis or Shangri-la are but echoes of its ancient glory. It is rumored that the leaders of the lost continent were great and powerful sorcerers who had master all the great mysteries.
Hong Shou, is a predominantly Chinese street gang in New York City with ties to the Enlightenment. They are known to the English-speaking residents of NYC as the Red Hand Triad.
Although originally a Chinese gang, the Red Hand Triad is remarkable for its diversification. It has sought to make connections with all of the outcasts in society, particularly among immigrant groups. As a result, a full 30 percent of its members are non-Chinese — it is not uncommon for triad groups to include a mix of Irish, Italian, and other ethnicities.
The Wardens, formally known as the Wardens Against the Twilight of Humanity, are a loosely-knit secret society with offices in Bombay, Cairo, New York, London, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. It is an organization comprised of men and women of action — troubleshooters, adventurers, and mystics — who have sworn an oath to protect the innocent from threats both mundane and magical. Continue reading The Wardens Against the Twilight of Humanity