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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chu Jung

Creator: Eric Turowski
Raymond Siu
Lily Wing
Harry Marsden
Professor Black
Matt Bingham

From out of the mist of time to the fog of San Francisco streets, a visage appears to strike fear into evil hearts …
Chu-Jung: His face was utterly blank, with empty eyes. A long black cloak, lined with silver silk, and with many cleverly hidden pockets. Between the cover and silk were scales of armor. Scales and links of bronze and steel hung together in a complex net, as flexible as heavy leather, as intricate as clockworks. Catches disguised as decorations on the paldrons and gorget held the garment together. The collar concealed a hood that almost completely covered his head. The yoke hid armored shoulders. He slipped into the cloak, and tied a bronzed-bound wooden sword under his left arm. The mask was of red and black lacquer. He had smashed up crime syndicates at Oxford and in Chicago’s Chinatown. Now he was in San Francisco’s Chinatown to do the same thing.
Raymond Siu is American-Chinese. He is tall for his race.  Worked as a stage magician while attending the university at Oxford. Trained in the ancient fighting technique of Chu-Jung, named after the Chinese Lord of Fire – the god who kept order on Earth. He is employed in San Francisco’s Cultural Museum.
He lives in a small apartment in a Chinese flat. The courtyard consist of a maze of alleyways, the majority of which were not accessible from any of the main streets. He could hear the cluck and scratch of penned chickens around the corner.
Lily Wing is a famous archeologist and cartographer. She has traveled to Egypt, Greece, and other parts of the world in her studies. Her hair is elaborately piled atop her head and fastened with a gold butterfly pin, her smooth shoulders revealed by a low-cut evening gown. She is employed in the Asian exhibition at the museum.
Harry Marsden is the Chief of Police, the police official in the series.
Professor Black is Head of the San Francisco Cultural Museum.
Matt Bingham is the assistant director of the Northern European Exhibition Department, and is a racist.
There has been one story so far, “The Face of Chu Jung, published in TALES OF MASKS & MAYHEM V #3.

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