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Since the 17th century, the rulers of the emerging Western powers have looked enviously towards the East at cultures and empires far older and wiser than their own. The East is rich with gold, jewels, spices, silk and a thousand other commodities that promise wealth and power to those who possess them. Although dismissive of these greedy upstarts, the great civilisations of the East have belatedly started to realise the threat they pose. Underestimating the white man led to the conquest of the entire Indian sub-continent and the subjugation of its rulers and their people. Many of the Spice Islands have already fallen into the hands of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, while the Russians press into the Himalayas and Manchuria, and the Americans look to spread their influence across the great Pacific Ocean.

China, the greatest empire the world had ever known, is weak and divided after a series of humiliating defeats in the Opium Wars, and the divine Empress’ court harbours many who deeply resent the westerners who inflicted and now take advantage of these losses. Japan, on the other hand, has embraced the West with open arms. After centuries of isolation the Japanese now march forwards and accept technologies that, a few decades before, would have been regarded as witchcraft. Possessed of the East’s most modern army, Japan now looks avariciously towards its neighbours.

The next decade will decide whether the ancient empires of the East survive or are washed away, and every one of the Great Powers wants their slice.
New Adventuring Companies
- Indian Army Company
- The Sikh Khalsa
- Pathan Tribesmen
- The cult of Kali (the Thuggee)
- The Ghurkhas
- The Society of Righteous Harmony (the Boxers)
- The Shaolin Temple
- Pirates of the South China Sea
- The New Khanate (Mongolians)
- The Kempeitai  (Japanese Intelligence)
- The 1,000 Ronin (Samurai traditionalists)
- The White Crane Society (Yakuza)
- Ninja Clan
Western Powers
- Royal Navy Landing Party
- The East India Company

New Landscapes
- Jungle Temple
- India’s teeming cities
- The Red Fort
- Pathan Village
- The Forbidden City, Peking
- The Plantation
- Bangkok Water Market
- Japanese Castle
- Aboard a Battleship
- Gunboats
- Ship-to-ship

New Technology, Talents & Mysterious Powers
- Katana
- Chinese Rocket Battery

Note: This digital edition includes the PDF and ePub versions of the book.

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