The Great Zodiac Race
The Jade emperor invited the animals in his land to a race that will determine the 12 year Chinese zodiac cycle. This story is about the one who placed first in this race. The year 2020 is one of the years that celebrate his position in the Zodiac.
Like a rodent The Mouse/Rat stays with many of his kin. The second story house is a room specifically made for the children, where you as the mouse/rat player resides. Your parents stay in the main building and are in charge of assigning the chores. Anytime it's time to eat they ring the bell, it's quite an event!
Next Target is the Alley market!
The alley market is where you register for the Race! The main building is an apothecary and dried goods shop that has been turned into one of the registration points for the race as ordered by the emperor.
The poor merchant of the shop wasn't given much prior notice and he had to quickly shove all his goods on the second floor and the back to make room for the administration office and the waiting area. He did his best cleaning and decorating as best he could, after all it's a great honour to serve the emperor!
The Royal Bridge Overlook
The last location concept is a bridge with a small palace on top. It's the finish line for the race because you can observe the river from there. The Jade emperor occupies this palace to observe the animals approaching the shore in luxury and comfort.