Sources of Inspirations
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Movies

Movies that inspired the creation of Suwarnabumi, and they might help put you in the mindset for a Suwarnabumi adventure. The following is just a small fragment of stories used in this campaign setting:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curse of the Golden Flower
Hero
House of Flying Daggers
Legend of the Evil Lake
Musa
Nomad
Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam
Sword in the Moon
The Emperor and the Assassin
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Legend of the Red Dragon
The Myth
The Tai-Chi Master
The Warrior
Waris Jari Hantu
Warriors of Heaven and Earth

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Books

An Anthology of Chinese Short Short Stories
Ancient Chinese Fables
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ballad of Mulan
Chinese Beliefs and Practices in Southeast Asia
Dream Cycle
Dune
Hikayat Hang Tuah
Hinilawod
In the Realm of the Gods
Journey to the West
Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth
Malay Magic
Mythology of Asia and the Far East
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Shahnameh
Shamansim: An Expanded View of Reality
Silappatikaram
Tao Teh Ching
The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia
The Looking Glass Wars
The Seen and Unseen Worlds in Java
Two Worlds of Islam
Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia

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Roleplaying Games

Legend of the Five Rings
Mahasarpa
Mindshadows
Planescape Campaign Setting
Qin: The Warring States

China

Stories

  • The Monkey King retold by Aaron Shepard from The Journey to the West. After gaining both immortality and magic powers, monkey challenges Heaven itself.
  • Lady White Snake retold by Aaron Shepard. When a virtuous snake takes on human form and marries for love, her husband has no idea of her origin.

Malaysia

Stories

Folklore

Language

Mythologies

Here is a short list of where many of the creatures are taken from.

Arabian

Ghul

Chinese

Foo Dog
Fox Demon
Hungry Ghost
Jiang Shi
Terracotta Warrior
Water Monkey

Hindu

Acheri
Apsara
Baital
Bhuta
Devata
Gandharva
Garuda
Kinnara
Pishacha
Raksasa

Iranian

Huma
Manticore
Roc

Malaysian

Bunian
Hantu demon
Gerjis
Jentayu
Langsuir
Mawas
Nagas
Pelesit
Penanggalan
Penyakit
Polong
Toyol
Werecrocodile
Weretiger

Philippine

Aswang
Bajang
Kapre
Omayan
Sirena and Siyokoy
Tikbalang
Tiyanak

Tibetan

Mighoi

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