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Ta Lo





Ancient Village
Dark Gate

Notable inhabitants

Great Protector
Guang Bo †
Ying Nan
Ying Li † ( once )
Dweller-in-Darkness †
Trevor Slattery


Jiu Wei Hu
Soul Eaters



Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Who Guards My Sleep ( word picture )

“The realm of Ta Lo stretches far beyond the shores of our small village. We have cities that surpass any in your universe, rich with culture and history.”
―Ying Nan

Ta Lo ( Mandarin : 大罗 ) is a dimension within the Multiverse only accessible through a portal vein on Earth, protected by a constantly changing bamboo tangle forest, which opens a condom way every class at the start of the Qingming Festival. It is inhabited by humans, Dijiang, Fenghuang, Jiu Wei Hu, Qilin, Shishi, and the Great Protector .


ancient history

“Our people have been here for over four thousand years, preparing for something we hope will never happen. We are the keepers of the Dark Gate, sworn to protect this realm and yours from the evil that’s locked behind it.”
―Ying Nan

Thousands of years ago, the people of Ta Lo prospered in peace until the Dweller-in-Darkness and his army of Soul Eaters attacked and about escaped into the earthly kingdom. The leaders of Ta Lo created an united states army consist of the greatest warriors to combat this threat, but it closely failed until the Great Protector arrived. together, they drove the Dweller back to its kingdom behind the Dark Gate, with the people of Ta Lo guarding it ever since. [ 1 ]

“She used to tell us stories about Ta Lo when we were kids. A village in another dimension full of magical creatures.”
―Shang-Chi to Katy Chen

After finding out about the caption of Ta Lo, Xu Wenwu sought out the city in hopes to conquer it. however, the forest maze closely killed him after it caused him and his soldiers to crash. Continuing on his own, Wenwu was able to get past the tangle and find Ying Li, who protected its entrance. The two engaged in a battle, but began falling in love with each other subsequently. Wenwu and Ying Li finally got marry and had two children : Xu Shang-Chi and Xu Xialing. Ying Li wanted to live with Wenwu and their children Ta Lo, but the elders refused and pushed them away because they believed the sins of Wenwu ‘s by would stain their fatherland.

however, after Ying Li was killed by the Iron Gang, Wenwu sought out the city once more in hopes to find his wife and reunite her with her family, being lured by the Soul Eaters. The key to finding the path through the tangle were Shang-Chi and Xialing ‘s jadite pendants, so he sent fighters to retrieve them. once he knew the way, he tried to convince his children that she was still out there and that they should help. Shang-Chi tried explained that she was gone, though Wenwu lone remained delusional by the trickery of the Soul Eaters. [ 1 ]

Shang-Chi ‘s arrival

once Shang-Chi and Xu Xialing had managed to locate Ta Lo, along with Katy Chen, and Trevor Slattery, they made it past the changing forest tangle and the waterfall gateway with the avail of Morris, arriving at Ta Lo and made their way to a minor village, where they were stopped by the town, who were being led by Guang Bo. The group tried to make their introductions, but they were ordered to turn around. fortunately, Ying Nan ordered them to stand down and greeted the group, welcoming them to the village. Shang-Chi told her that their father, Xu Wenwu was seeking out the city in order to free his wife, as she guided them into the village. She explained to the group about Ta Lo ‘s ancient history adenine well as the Dark Gate, which holds the Dweller-in-Darkness and his armies inside. [ 1 ]

Preparing for Battle

The group went back to the greenwich village to prepare for Xu Wenwu ‘s arrival as they were shown what the bang-up Protector gifted them : draco Scales to forge into deadly weapons, armor and shields. An sagittarius by chance dropped some equipment as Katy Chen helped pick them up, but ended up delivering them to the village ‘s shooting crop. meanwhile, Ying Nan guided Shang-Chi and Xu Xialing to their beget ‘s memorial, explaining how they were everything to her and that she prepared armor for them. soon, the group began training for the attack. During their training, Chen became a adept sagittarius and Shang-Chi discovered the open-hand techniques and air powers of his mother. [ 1 ]

finally, Xu Wenwu would arrive at Ta Lo with the Ten Rings led by the Death Dealer and Razor Fist. Confronting each other, Wenwu and Ying Nan argued about Ying Li, as Wenwu demanded that he pass through. The villagers declined his passing with Wenwu ordering his soldiers to attack. Soon, the conflict began as the two sides clashed with Ying Nan fighting the Death Dealer and Xu Xialing fighting Razor Fist. As Wenwu made his way through the battlefield, Shang-Chi confronted his don at his mother ‘s memorial. Wenwu threatened him, though Shang-Chi declared that he was not threatened by his presence. The two began to fight as Wenwu reminded him of his inaction to save his mother. The fight continued by the waters as Wenwu pushed Shang-Chi with his rings. finally, Wenwu made his manner to the Dark Gate in order to free his wife, but ended up unleashing the Dweller-in-Darkness ‘ armies alternatively, which led to the death of the Death Dealer. The fight in the village ended after this as the Ten Rings and the villagers joined forces to combat this threat.

Shang-Chi managed to wake up from the blast and find consciousness. While he was still trench in the water, he found the Great Protector. Jumping out of the water system, the two joined the battle in stopping the Dweller ‘s army of Soul Eaters. They made their way to the Gate as Shang-Chi stopped his father proper before he unleashed the Dweller itself. The two continued their competitiveness as Shang-Chi managed to take restraint of Wenwu ‘s rings using what his mother taught him, but he dropped them, wanting to stop fight. unfortunately, it was besides belated as the Dweller was unleashed onto Ta Lo once more. Wenwu managed to save Shang-Chi in time, passing his rings to him, but was killed after the Dweller absorbed his soul. soon, the Great Protector and the Dweller began fighting each early as Shang-Chi joined Xialing on the Great Protector. Though it seemed like the Dweller was about to kill the Great Protector, Chen was able to shoot an arrow at the Dweller ‘s neck, weakening it and allowing Shang-Chi and the Great Protector to kill the Dweller. In the aftermath of the battle, Nan conducted a lantern ceremony to honor those who lost their lives as Shang-Chi, Chen and Xialing watched the Great Protector fly over. Trevor Slattery opted to stay in Ta Lo, while Shang-Chi, Chen and Xialing left. [ 1 ]


  • In the comics, Ta Lo was a pocket dimension that was home to the Xian, a collective of gods that were worshipped by China’s inhabitants, and is the highest heaven of the Chinese gods.
  • Ta Lo is based on reference photographs of various parts of Thailand, Vietnam, and southern China.[2]
  • Each animal of Ta Lo was based very closely on Chinese mythological characters.[2]
  • The Great Protector gets her powers from the water of Ta Lo.[2]


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