Supporting Cast:
Male Pattern Initiates

In the Hong Kong Amber tradition, all characters look like Hong Kong or Hollywood movie/music celebrities.


Dworkin stole the Eye of the Serpent and inscribed the Pattern with it, thus created Hong Kong as a opposite of the Studios of Chaos. His first student was Oberon. Later on, he sponsored Fiona and Brand Sik.

He later disappeared and left Hong Kong to Oberon. He showed up from time to time, and was for a while thought murdered, possibly by Dara Sawall. There is a mysterious gardener who helped Mhei-Li with her temple, though, who could well be Dworkin. All in all, the younger Initiates have given up on understanding or locating him.

Oberon King

Oberon is the former Ruler of Hong Kong. As far as anyone knows, he has three sons, Benedict, Eric and Corwin, and one daughter, Titania.

He disappeared some centuries ago and left Hong Kong to his sons. When he was found some time ago he had developed multiple personalities, and there was some suspicions that he was controlled by Bances with the Eye of the Serpent. These personalites were instances of himself in time, and the one that is in contact with Hong Kong now still thinks it is some thousand years ago.

He was not interested in taking back Hong Kong but preferred to stay in his shadow, Seven Citadels, together with Titania.

Eric King

Eric is Chief of the Hong Kong Police.
He has always been at odds with Benedict, and their enmity grew even worse when Benedict shot and wounded him almost fatally during the the Bank of Hong Kong incident.

Eric is currently hiding out in Oberon's shadow, still officially the Chief of Police, but with Random as appointed Chief. He has almost recovered from his injuries, but still has to use a wheelchair.

His hand is seen behind much of the recent insurgences against Benedict.

Benedict King

Benedict controls all the tongs in Hong Kong. He is a fierce and ruthless warrior, and the most feared man in Hong Kong.

He was opposed to Corwin running for Mayor, and did his best to hinder it. The election was plagued with intrigue and strife, and on the election day Benedict decided to show his hand openly and called in a favour from Keiko, who reduced the two polling places to one, the Bank of Hong Kong. Everything culminated there, and Benedict shot Rhiannon and Eric in the fray. Keiko then decided that Benedict was in the wrong, and with Brand's help she saw to that the election was fair. Corwin won. Not that this helped in the long run.

Benedict is the mayor of Hong Kong now, and the times are changing. Gambling and prostitution are now legal, but the narcotics laws are harsher than before.

Corwin King

Corwin was sponsored by Oberon and later sponsored Deirdre, his ex-fiancee. He disappeared for a long time, thought to have been lost in the Palace of the Celestial Dragon, but returned and decided to run for Mayor.

Benedict interfered, and still Corwin won the election - but on the day of the inauguration Corwin handed the Mayorship to his brother. Nobody knows exactly why, but "spineless" and "blackmail" are two words frequently used when people are discussing the situation.

He is currently holed up in Oberon's Shadow Seven Citadels, and probably involved in the guerilla was against Benedict.

Random Huang Fu

Random is one of Eric's officers, and sponsored by his friend Corwin.

He is well known for his successes in law enforcement, as well as for the heavy price the city pays in collateral damage every time one of these successes is achieved. He disdains regulations and rules, but the rest of the force leave him alone as long as he gets results.

Random is currently acting Chief of the Police. This he handles by letting the people at the office take care of all the paper work, so he can keep on doing what he likes most - hands-on law enforcement.

Bleys Sik

Bleys is sponsored by his cousin Fiona, but seems unnaturally levelheaded considering this. He is adept in all skills, but a master of none. He has sponsored Rhiannon.

He used to be the boss of Eric's Triad Bureau, and went on to become the Chief of Hong Kong Intelligence. When he sustained grave injuries from a fight with Borel, his apprentice Rhiannon took over. After Benedict's ascent to power Gerard got the post, and Bleys is now fighting a guerilla war against Benedict together with Eric and Corwin.

Brand Sik

Brand was sponsored by Dworkin, and inherited his place as Guardian of the Pattern. He lives in the Po Lin Monastery, and spends most of his time tinkering with different kinds of constructs and magical objects. He is a trump artist and a smith, and consummately skillful in all of his endeavours.

He has reached an uneasy balance with Julian after Julian tried to invade Po Lin to protect it when Hong Kong was under attack from Chaos.

Rumours have it that despite several attempts, noone had yet succeeded to take him out on a date - until Keiko put her devious mind to it.

Julian Lam

Julian is sponsored by his half-sister Dierdre. He controls the New Territories (China), which he keeps technologically frozen in time. He is a very skillful warrior. None of his attacks, though, are as dangerous as his puppy dog eyes.

Julian sponsored Kyria Xiao, who inherited all of his cheerful and violent ways.

When Hong Kong was under attack, Julian took most of his forces and launched a full scale assault on the Po Lin monastery, to "protect" it. Brand, naturally, did not like this at all, but they since have decided upon a compromise. Julian guards Po Lin and quarters his men there, but Brand is still its master.

Gerard Li

Gerard is one of Eric's lieutenants, and sponsored by him. Lately he has been named Chief of Hong Kong Intelligence, a job for shich he is eminently unsuitable. (Something that Benedict no doubt heartily approves of.)

Gerard is not very bright, but he is an honest man, one of the very few.

Caine Ng

"Mad Dog" Caine was Benedict's right hand man, and he is sponsored by him. He's ruthless and very dangerous. He is the sponsor for Lung-san.

People thought he had died after he had a small disagreement with Lung-san, who put a couple of bullets in him and burned the body, and then took over his place.

He turned up some months later, trying to rob the bank of Hong Kong with a cadre of Shadowdwellers. Noone knows whether he is still Benedict's man, or if, as some rumours suggest, he has turned to Hollywood.