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  • Peasant

    Your typical peasant, they are effectively identical in all the lands of Tales of Wuxia. This particular peasant example can be a laborer of many sorts: including a trapper, farmer, or fisherman.

  • Merchant

    A generic merchant that can be found anywhere in Asia. Merchants are looked down upon as being less even peasants because they dirty themselves with money. The common-man believes that administrators are of the highest social standing, then warriors, then …

  • Storyteller

    These people are often travelers, though some stay in one place their entire lives. They may work in the streets, in tea houses, or as servants to administrators. They specialize in telling stories and playing music, the two going hand in hand in most of …

  • Village Elder

    Village Elders are a small community’s priest, healer, soothsayer, and you have lived a long time and seen a lot. Your native intelligence has grown into sound judgment; even people who think you’re “unworldly” seek out your advice. They heal work …

  • Magistrate

    Magistrates are the heads of the local constables and city guards, they also are the judges of criminals, and finally they are responsible for reporting the goings on of import to the central government. They are still considered 'minor' officials, but …

  • Scholar

    Scholars are those who have passed the grueling state exams. Those who don't go into the administration directly in a role like the magistrates spend their time teaching the would be scholars trying to take the exams and talking theory with other scholars …

  • Bandit

    Bandits stalk the wilderness between city, preying on merchants and travelers. Bandit leaders are often corrupted Xia martial artists and are smart enough to pay off local officials, keeping them out of official trouble.

  • Jia Hongsheng

    Jia Hongsheng is the master of [[School of Heavenly Reach | Xuéxiào hé duàn de tiān]], the School of Heavenly Reach. He is well respected in the Xia community, though fairly reclusive with his school being in the literal middle of no where.

  • Belligerent Drunk

    Some people simply can’t handle their liquor. Some get angry when inebriated and decide to throw a punch without provocation or consideration of the odds. Usually they also have quite the mouth on them.

  • Raconteur

    This loudmouth is willing to tell a story or a bad joke at the drop of a hat. The question is . . . does he have anything worth paying attention to, or is he just a waste of time? Unlike a storyteller, the raconteur isn’t looking for tips, just for …

  • Crooked Gambler

    No small number of gamblers believes the goddess of Fortune helps those who help themselves. Loaded dice and marked cards are the tools of the trade for these people, but sometimes they depend on the distraction of a low-cut blouse to enable them to grab …

  • Adult Cutpurse

    Cutpurses depend on skill and nerve, but they are not above using a serving girl as a (sometimes willing, sometimes unwitting) accomplice. They work best in teams – one providing distraction, and one doing the cutting.

  • Child Cutpurse

    Cutpurses depend on skill and nerve, but some rely instead on being young and looking innocent. They often work in teams – some providing a distraction, and others doing the cutting.

  • Scullery boy

    Scullery boys help in the kitchen, haul what needs to be hauled, and are the general lads of all work about the tea house. People who need small errands run can throw them a penny or two for most simple requests.

  • Unattractive Serving Woman

    They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and temperaments. Some may be working with criminal elements that frequent the tavern. They tend to be surly and downright scary, so customers leave them alone.

  • Humorous Drunk

    Occasionally one encounters a stumbling, nearly incoherent sot whose antics sometimes prove a pleasant diversion. The person is everybody’s friend! He buys drinks for everyone at least a few times per week, so the regulars won’t tolerate people harassing …

  • Fop

    A fellow of nobility, usually the son of some important noble, who just likes to get away from it all and enjoy himself among the common rabble. He uses his modest Disguise skill, even though he is incapable of disguise and in denial about it, with a …

  • Young Tough

    This fellow hangs out at the tavern hoping to get the chance to prove he is a man by pummeling a helpless drunk or peasant to jelly. His fighting skills are subpar, but he is a legend in his own mind. He fantasizes about being noticed by a comely girl …

  • Common Thief

    Common thieves operate without much in the way of skill or finesse. The usual mode of operation is to follow an inebriated patron or traveler to some place where there are no witnesses (any dark spot will do), overpower him, and make off with his …

  • Chen Baoguo

    Chen Baoguo was once a wandering Xia who spent time with the imperial army, but as he grew older he started to want to settle down. About then is when he first meet [[:jia-hongsheng | Jia Hongsheng]]. Hongsheng wanted to build a school to teach his arts …

  • Constable

    Constables are the enforcers of the magistrates will. They are also the closest thing to a city guard force you will see in China. Any city large enough to have a magistrate will have at least a half dozen constables, sometimes as many as 10 times that, …

  • Courtesan

    Courtesans come in two 'flavors' with similar skills. They are either 'Working Women' or 'Concubines', both need the same skills to succeed and both are usually 'sold' into their positions. In fact many 'Working Women' aspire to become concubines. …

  • Doctor

    Having limited access to healing magic, the Chinese must turn to doctors for treatment of injuries. For this they fit somewhere between peasants and scholars in the order of things, though officially considered neither. Most wield considerable skill in …

  • Vengeful Courtesan

    Venegeful Courtesan are not specifically evil, however the are prepared to kill to acquire power. Many Courtesans in Chinese history fit this type, using their wiles to ensnare influential men while using their lethal and political skills to destroy …

  • Assassin

    While not the classic Asian Lin Kuei or Ninja, these are specialists in death dealing to their victims. They lack the cinematic skills of their more well known brethren, but are far more common. They are also much cheaper to hire and what most secret …

  • Wu Chun

    Wu Chun wanted to learn martial arts from a young age when she meet a roaming Xia warrior, but she is from a Bai minority in the Yunnan province and had no local masters to turn to. Eventually she heard of the [[School of Heavenly Reach | School of …

  • Imperial Soldier

    These soldiers are China’s heavy infantry; Chinese strategy and tactics rely primarily on their skills. Soldiers rigorously train for military duties, but also serve in administrative and law enforcement roles when needed. Most also have craft skills as …

  • Actor

    Chinese Stage Actors must be very diverse in what they can do: Dancing, Singing, Reciting Poetry, and Stage Combat are all common. Also it should be noted that women didn't usually perform these jobs, they may be dancers or acrobats, but stage actors were …

  • Martial Arts Student

    Martial Arts students can be found all over China. The style they learn may be different, but the concept is the same.

  • Emperor Zhaozong

    Emperor Zhaozong (Chinese: 唐昭宗) is the 19th emperor of the great Chinese empire. Zhaozong is the seventh son of Emperor Yizong. Emperor Zhaozong ascended the throne at the age of 13 after his father was murdered by an assassin. It has been a number of …

  • Empress Chin Tsi-Ang

    Chin Tsi-ang (simplified Chinese: 钱似莺; traditional Chinese: 錢似鶯; pinyin: Qián Sìyīng) was a incredibly beautiful woman born to a powerful Scholar and the governor of Beijing. When [[:emperor-zhaozong | Emperor Zhaozong]] took power, her father offered her …

  • Zhu Huang

    He was born the youngest of three sons, Quanyu, Cun and Wen, his father, Zhu Cheng, an instructor in the Five Classics in Dangshan County, Songzhou. There was also a sister who married one Yuan Xiangxian of Xiayi, Songzhou, whose father and grandfather …

  • Pirate Boarder

    A sailing vessel has huge need for muscle power to raise anchors, hoist sails, load cargo, and handle the guns. The boarders (or 'lang') are therefore a combination of fearsome fighters who lead the attack on a prize, and active (albeit unskilled) members …

  • Pirate Seaman

    Most of the sailors who crewed pirate vessels were skilled seamen, many of whom had been at sea since birth. If not born into a pirate family, many seamen came from fisher families along the coasts or rivers. They would raise and lower the mainsail, main …

  • Cheung Po Tsai

    Cheung Po Tsai, or 'Cheung Po the Kid', is a famous pirate operating around Hong Kong and in the South China Sea. He was a son of a Tanka fisherman who lived in Xinhui of Jiangmen but was kidnapped by the pirate Cheng I and his wife Ching Shih when he was …

  • Ching Shih

    Ching Shih successfully engaged in illicit activities throughout her life, and therefore little is known about her early life, including her birth name and precise date of birth. She was working as a prostitute on one of Canton's floating brothels until …