JipangMUCK is intended to be a setting for historical Asian themed fantasy role playing; samurai and ninja, miko and geisha, honor and vengeance. These, with traces of arcane magic behind the stranger things going on, are all a part of what makes its setting. Jipang itself is a small fictional continent, set in 1864 and located somewhere in the pacific ocean around about where Japan is in our world today. Unlike Japan during this time period, however, the people of Jipang are a more open minded lot when it comes to outside people an cultures, having found much to gain from them in recent times. There's more info on theme and history on the homepage, as well as information about the anime/manga series and video games the muck draws inspiration from.