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The Land of Dragons

The Land of Dragons KHII

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Kana/Kanji ザ・ランド・オブ・ドラゴン
Romaji Za Rando obu Doragon
French Terre des Dragons
German Das Land der Drachen
Spanish Tierra de Dragones
Italian Terra dei Dragoni
Games Kingdom Hearts II

Allies Mulan/Ping
Origin Mulan (1998)
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The Land of Dragons is a world in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix based on the 1998 Disney film Mulan. The world is in fact located in old China, mentioned by several of the world-specific characters, notably Mulan and The Emperor. The world is one of the first Disney-based worlds that is unlocked in the game, after Sora clears Hollow Bastion for the first time.

Setting and areas

Sora and company enter at the tranquil Bamboo Grove, and have a reunion with Mushu here. This reunion takes them to the Encampment, where a division of China's army trains and lives. Their missions send them to the nearby Checkpoint, a set of gates near a beautiful waterfall and stream; the area serves as a sort of crossroads where the world's paths intersect.

Going left takes the party to Mountain Trail, a twisting and curvy path full of ledges, dead ends, and treacherous Heartless. Clearing out the boulders blocking the way allows the army to enter the Village, an abandoned Chinese village near the edge of battle that also holds the world's Moogle shop. Several warriors can be found here to tell Sora about the world and how other soldiers' despair turned them into Heartless. Off of the main path is the Village Cave, where a clever trap is laid for Sora and his friends; continuing on the main path takes the party to the Ridge overlooking a beautiful valley below. Continuing up the path takes them to the final area, the Summit of the mountain, where many major encounters take place.

Going right at the Checkpoint takes the group to the Palace; they arrive in Imperial Square, a wide-open area that plays host to a number of enemies and a boss battle. Continuing up the stairs takes them to the Palace Gate, where one of the world's boss battles take place. At the end of their second visit, Sora and his party are granted access to the palace itself; entering the Gate leads them to the Antechamber, and from there the Throne Room, headquarters of the Emperor.


Between Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts

Prior to the events of Kingdom Hearts, The Land of Dragons was destroyed by the Heartless, though Mushu survived the destruction of his world and became a summon gem. After Sora defeat's Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, and seals Kingdom Hearts the world was eventually restored and returned to the Realm of Light.

Kingdom Hearts II

First visit

The Land of Dragons (Art) KHII

Artwork of the Village

Sora, Donald, and Goofy encounter their old friend and Summon, Mushu, guarding and guiding a young soldier-to-be, Mulan, disguised as a boy named Ping. The group makes their way to a nearby army encampment, where they persuade the general, Li Shang, to allow them to join after some training. Unfortunately, Ping's attempts to prove himself cause problems for the army and Sora's party, and when Ping is unmasked as Mulan, things get more complicated still.

Li Shang, outraged by Mulan's gender, kicks Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mulan out of the army. When Mulan discovers Shan-Yu is still alive after the avalanche she had caused, she goes to warn Li Shang. Li Shang refuses to believe Mulan, Sora, Donald, and Goofy at first, but when Hayabusa is spotted soaring above the palace, Li Shang realizes he was wrong and guards the Emperor while Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mulan eliminate Shan-Yu once and for all. The Emperor presents Mulan with Shan-Yu's sword as proof of her bravery, and it reveals itself to be a gateway to another world.

Second visit

When Sora returns, he finds Mulan searching for a man in a black coat. Sora, Mulan, Donald, and Goofy follow the man up to the Summit, where they fight a swarm of Rapid Thruster Heartless and Sora faces the Mysterious Man, whom Sora believes to be Riku after seeing his weapon. After the fight the man disappears. Mulan, Donald, Goofy, and Sora go back down the mountain to see the enormous Storm Rider fly towards the Imperial City.

They rush to the Imperial Square to find that everything is fine, though the door to the Palace is locked. Mulan, Donald, Goofy, and Sora sneak in through a window, only to find a man in a black coat at the door to the throne room. Sora asks the man if he is Riku, only for him to be revealed as Xigbar. Inside the Throne Room, the Emperor tells them that the other black-coated man came to warn them of the danger of the Heartless, and the team rushes out to the Imperial Square to defeat it.

When they return, Sora asks the Emperor if the man in the black coat said anything else. Captain Shang answers that the man said "Three wise guys would take care of everything". Sora smiles, realizing that Riku really was there. After that, Mulan asks if Captain Shang can have a vacation. The Emperor says that he cannot allow this, but that he can have Mulan work with the captain. Mulan eagerly agrees to this and the story of the Land of Dragons ends.


KH2 icon Name Journal Entry
Mulan (ムーラン Mūran?)
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Mulan (1998)

The only daughter of the distinguished Fa family, Mulan has a hard time acting the way everybody wants her to. She's sure she'll never fit in. But when her aging father was ordered to join the Imperial Army, she sneaked away and risked her life to take his place.

Li Shang (リー・シャン Rī Shan?)
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Mulan (1998)

A talented young officer whose father is a distinguished general in the Imperial Army.

Captain Shang has to train a disorganized group of recruits who've been drafted to help fight the Huns. He sure is a stickler for discipline, so he must have his hands full getting his inexperienced troops into shape.

Mushu (ムーシュー Mūshū?)
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Mulan (1998)

He used to be one of the Fa family guardians, but Mushu's mistakes got him demoted to the lowly job of gong ringer. He hopes to prove himself and win back his place among the other guardians by helping Mulan.

Mushu gave Sora and his friends some valuable help during their last adventure.

The Emperor (皇帝 Kōtei?)
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Mulan (1998)

The Emperor rules China with wisdom that's said to be as vast as the ocean, and with a resolve that's as unshakable as a mountain.

He is deeply grateful to Mulan and Captain Shang for saving China from the Huns.

Yao (ヤオ Yao?)
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Mulan (1998)

One of the men drafted to help defend China from the Hun invasion.

Yao's a compact sort of fellow who likes to brag that he's tougher than anybody else.

Ling (リン Rin?)
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Mulan (1998)

One of the men drafted to help defend China from the Hun invasion.

Ling loves to talk and tell jokes.

Chien Po (チェン・ポー Chen Pō?)
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Mulan (1998)

One of the men drafted to help defend China from the Hun invasion.

Chien Po sure does love a good meal. In fact, he'd probably rather dream about food than glory or adventure.

Shan-Yu (シャン・ユー Shan-Yū?)
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Mulan (1998)

Leader of the Huns. He wants to take over all of China.

Shan-Yu and his enormous army are fearsome fighters who have defeated so


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Aaron, May 19 2011 08:04 PM

I think yaoming means one. However i removed it anyway. Irellevant for the story section.

Vanitas, May 19 2011 05:22 PM

Are you sure Yao means one in Chinese? Im pretty sure its yi

Aaron, May 18 2011 11:20 PM


You're doing really well Razorwind. I've rep'd some of your posts. Keep up the good work:)

Razorwind Keyblade, May 18 2011 05:12 PM

Kingdom Hearts II

Yao is a minor character from the Land of Dragons in Kingdom Hearts II. He is one of the three warriors who joined the Imperial Army of the Land of Dragons, alongside Chein Po and Ling. He is the shortest, both in stature and temper among the three. When Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mulan attempt to join the army, Sora tries to get in line when Yao cuts in front of him. When Sora tells Yao he cut him, Yao punches him in the face, which leads to a massive brawl between himself, Sora, Donald, Chien Po, and Ling. Goofy tries to break it up while Mulan (disguised as a man, Ping) succeds in breaking it up. At first he hated Sora and the gang, but softened up after they saved China from Shan-Yu and the Heartless. Yao is later seen at the Summit carrying a rocket with intentions of killing Shan-Yu. During Shan-Yu's invasion at the Palace, Yao helps Li Shang and the other soldiers protect the Emperor of China. After you defeat Shan-Yu, you can find Yao outside at the entrance of the Village. During the end credits, Yao is shown spying on Mulan and Li Shang with Chien Po and Ling. But the three soldiers are discovered when they fall down, alerting the couple. Yao means "one" (the number) in Chinese.