History

Fu Manchu's Fortress was an ancient castle located in the mountains of Henan, China. It was Fu Manchu's primary base of operations as well as the proving grounds for Fu's elite Si-Fan assassins.[1][2] The fortress was built on a mountain, had high walls, and was surrounded by a moat, filled with crocodiles.[3][4][2] Within the multi-level fortress were the private chambers of Fu Manchu, and individual quarters for his daughter Fah Lo Suee, Ducharme, and Chi. In the center was the Council of Seven meeting chamber and surrounding it were the Si-Fan quarters.[4]

The fortress also had a chemistry lab, a biogenetics lab, a weapons development chamber, an armory, hydroponic farms, elixir baths, dungeons, and animal cages. The fortress sub-level was honeycombed with tunnels, caverns, grottos, etc. Crossing the moat was a bridge and two hidden underground tunnels. Beyond the moat was the martial arts training yard and the gardens. In addition to the Si-Fan guards, the high walls, reinforced doors, and other defensive measures, the fortress also had trap doors for the unwary to fall through.[5][3][4]

Residents

Fu Manchu, Fah Lo Suee, Ducharme, Shang-Chi

Notes

In Shang-Chi #2 the fortress was stated to be in Hunan Province (not Honan/Henan) and was depicted atop a sandstone pillar like those in the Wulingyuan region.

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