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Shang Mu is on the Brink of an energy crisis. With the stone in our hands, we could have solved it overnight!
- Zao, explaining to Team Lilac why he stole the Kingdom Stone

Shang Mu is one of the three major kingdoms of Avalice, and is ruled by Mayor Zao, whose propaganda covers the streets. Shang Mu first began as a modest port city, but thanks to Zao's administration, the city grew into a sprawling metropolis, making the rest of Avalice look like the Stone Age. There are strong implications that Zao had gained his position of power through means that are considered less-than-democratic, such as bribery or rigging the election. However, his cleverness may also be the reason why Shang Mu has grown into the most advanced nation on Avalice.


During the events of Freedom Planet, Shang Mu is met with an energy crisis, in which Zao becomes desperate to avert in order to preserve his city's power and assure his chances for re-election. He starts by hiring Spade, a member of the Red Scarves, to steal the Kingdom Stone, only to be framed for the murder of the Shuigang's King, followed by an attack on Shang Mu by the Sky Battalion.

In the 3 years after Lord Brevon's defeat, Shang Mu became far more advanced, as if becoming a futuristic city that makes the rest of Avalice look like the Stone Age. It also fell under the protection of Captain Kalaw, the Red Wing of Justice who also the became the reigning champion of the city's Battlesphere.

Notable Locations

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Relevant topics on
Planet Avalice
Avalice
AvaliciansDragons
The Three Kingdoms
Shang Tu
Royal Palace
Shenlin ParkAvian Museum
Ancient TempleJade Creek
Red Scarves Hideout
Shang Mu
City Hall
Phoenix HighwayZao Land
Commercial DistrictBattlesphere
Academy
Shuigang
Palace
Valley Region
Dragon ValleyLilac's Treehouse
Northern PlateauJiang River
The Southern Islands
Parusa
Shang Mu City Hall
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Dining Hall
Airship Docks
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Commercial District
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Zao's Shopping Paradise
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Waterfront
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Shang Mu Academy
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Zao Land
The Battlesphere
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Red Scarves Hideout
Globe Opera

Citizens

Resident Name
Balthazar
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Ben
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Biggs
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Blake
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Claire
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Igor
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Jeffery
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Kalaw
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Kevin
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Kiki
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Lindsay
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Maria Notte
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Ming
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Naomi
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Rebecca
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Root Beer
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West
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Ying
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Zao
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Trivia

  • The name "Shang Mu" comes from Chinese (上木), meaning "up", "top", or "upper" and "wood" or "forest", so perhaps a loose translation could be "on wood" or "on the forest".
  • One of Zao's posters reads "YOU can do it | Vote for proposal 32".
  • A poster seen in Fortune Night shows a cameo image of Neige the Cat (labeled as "雪猫" or "Snow Cat"), a character of R-no71, who did character art for Freedom Planet.
  • It seems likely that red is the national color of Shang Mu.
  • The buildings and cultures of Shang Mu resembles that of China and Japan.

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