The Kunlun Mountains are a location in China that appear in the episodes, "Fire in the Sky" of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and "A Cold Alliance" of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. It serves as the bases for the Panda King and General Tsao, respectively.
Sly Cooper and the Thievius RaccoonusEditMain article: Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
During the events of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, the Panda King established a massive stronghold in the Kunlun Mountains, which he used to produce explosives and run his extortion business. If the small villages he "protected" didn't pay him, he would destroy them with his powerful fireworks, by creating avalanches that would bury the villages in snow. Sly Cooper traveled to the Kunlun Mountains to face the Panda King and retrieve the fourth part of the Thievius Raccoonus. Once he managed to infiltrate the stronghold, he confronted the Panda King. The two battled, and Sly emerged victorious. The stronghold was abandoned and the innocent villagers enjoyed some time of peace. That is, until General Tsao arrived.
Sly 3: Honor Among ThievesEditMain article: Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
The Panda King meditated in China as a monk after he was defeated by Sly Cooper, and his daughter, Jing King, was kidnapped by General Tsao. The Cooper Gang, which had five members, needed a demolitions expert. They had seen the magnificent fiery art of the Panda King in Sly's earlier fight with him and Bentley suggested that he would be the perfect choice, much to Sly's discontent.
Even though the Panda King was a huge factor in Conner Cooper's death, the Cooper Gang mostly forgave his past transgressions. Panda King said he would only join if Jing King was saved. General Tsao was forcing her to marry him somewhere in the Kunlun Mountains. They went to Tsao's fortress where he employed pig monks, guard tigers and Kung-Fu monkeys as his infantry to protect his palace and his treasury. Bentley and Sly went undercover as Tsao's wedding assistants. Bentley was the wedding planner and Sly was the photographer. Their goal was to uncover inside information on Tsao's wedding.
Meanwhile, Penelope had discovered a signal in the cold waters in China. Murray had to investigate what it was. He found it was a chunk of ice resting in a bay, but the ice was actually the Cooper Van, just frozen. This was a major discovery, the reason being that the last time he had seen the Cooper Van was in Canada, where it was floating on a piece of ice.
During the gang's major heist in China, they managed to save Jing King. Tsao's family temple was also destroyed as Murray and Penelope were stealing the treasure. This angered Tsao, causing him to summon the temple's Stone Dragon to aid him. The beast grabbed Penelope, who was then rescued by Sly. Once the heist was a success, the Panda King officially became a member of the Cooper Gang and joined them on their next journey, which was Blood Bath Bay.
- The Kunlun Mountains is one of two locations that is playable in more than one game in the series. The other one is Paris.
- All of the Panda King's guards were primates, however, three types of them (chimpanzee, gorilla and mandrill guards) were of different species native only to Africa.