THE PERIOD

MONKEY begins in 2000 and ends in 2048.
The bulk of the action takes place in 2012.

THE ISLAND

MONKEY is set on an island in a fictitious place called ‘THE BAY OF THUNDER’.The island is divided into 4 districts, North, South, East, and West. These districts are connected to the mainland by 4 bridges. Under each of these bridges are the entrances to a maze of disused tunnels that lies beneath the island’s subway network.
Across the middle of the island, from east to west, is the ‘VALLEY OF ELECTRICITY’.
In the centre of the island is ‘THE GOLD HOTEL’.

THE TIME ZONES

The island has unique and mysterious ‘Time Zones’, three in all. Time Zone 1 manifests itself at the top of the Gold Hotel, in Hotel Room 1,
Time Zone 2 is ‘earthly’ or normal time, on street level.
Time Zone 3 lies beneath the island’s subway network, in the maze of disused tunnels.
The ratio of the time zones is a day to a decade;
i.e. a day in Time Zone 1 is a decade in Time Zone 2,
a day in Time Zone 2 is a decade in Time Zone 3.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE

In addition to the 3 Time Zones, there is a ‘Twilight Zone’. It is an undefined space that is free from any restrictions of linear time. It is contained within the rooftop restaurant of the Gold Hotel, which has no physical access.
From this space, via ‘all-seeing’ security surveillance, events from other time zones can be calibrated and observed sequentially.

MONKEY

Monkey is the first of a new order of immortals created by The Metal Dragon. As a child Monkey witnesses one of Mei’s assassination attempts. Mei abducts the boy and brings him to The Metal Dragon, from whom he learns the secret of long life.

THE METAL DRAGON

The Metal Dragon is one of the last of an old order of immortals. Physically, he appears to be in his fifties and is very distinguished, but ultimately his age is incalculable.The Metal Dragon moves between Time Zone 1 and The Twilight Zone.

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