In the world of Shadowfist, the art of Chinese geomancy, or Feng Shui, is real. So very real, in fact, that control of the world does not depend on military might or political pull but on control of major Feng Shui sites, those physical locations that channel the greatest amount of Chi, the energy of life. If you have more personal Chi than your opposition then "everything goes your way," statistically speaking. If you have enough Chi, then you can see portals to the Netherworld, an alternate dimension that connects the various Junctions in time. Finally, if you and your faction manage to seize enough sites in a past juncture, you can take control of the planet and dramatically alter all subsequent junctures. Of course, those who already control the past and the future are all trying to do the same. That's where things get interesting.