|There is One Shou only|
|It is like what it has received|
|proud and full of fire|
|yet wise and cunning.|
|like the Dragon|
The great Empire of Shou Lung is the largest of the many lands that make up Kara Tur. It is a place of learning, culture and government, with a proud history that chronicles nearly three thousand years, spanning the rise and fall of eight great Dynasties and over seventy Emperors. With its extensive history and stable governance, the Empire exerts a mighty influence over its neighbors. It is said that when the Emperor stamps his foot in the Capital, the earth shakes in Koryo?; such is his power. Shou Lung is also a land of many complexities; a land wise in the ways of the world and its sophistications.