Denri

Dengri’s Story:

It was said that even the toughest of men roared in laughter when they first saw baby Dengri’s first smile. He was raised to leadership based on a powerful combination of charm and wit: diplomats are swayed by his charisma, and even his troops go to war while singing praises of him.

However, his demeanour changes in the face of battle – Dengri’s efficiency and precision in eliminating those that pose a threat to his lands have caused his joyful citizens to respect him greatly. His ambitious conquests and rapid speed of expansion have caused people to liken him to an eagle. Coupled with his shining personality, Dengri is thus known as the “Golden Eagle”.

Believing that his people, the oldest settlers of this land, have a birthright to rule over the others, Dengri aims to conquer all land to return the lands to the control of their rightful owners – people of the Judi’an Clan.

 

Chaosansi

Chaosansi’s Story:

A wise and respected monk who foresaw the fragmentation of the Old Dynasty, Chaosansi seeks to bring peace and unity to the land – a peace that can only happen when all adopt his beliefs.

To his followers, religion is the only solution: They are fanatical in battle and tireless in their efforts to convert others to their side, for in his lands no one is ever unhappy, and he is universally revered as ‘The Sacred One’.

Chaosansi is one of the most respected leaders in the world: he is usually able to have positive relationships with other warlords and convince others to agree with him. Due to the influences of his childhood spent in the Pungu’or monastery, Chaosansi has a healthy respect for the knowledge of martial arts.

 

Qian

Qian’s Story:

Little is known about Qian and assassins sent to her lands would be returned as ashes in ritualistic urns. Rumors have it that she was a powerful court lady of the Old Dynasty who achieved a dedicated following of warlords and generals at her disposal.

By offering her insider knowledge to ambitious warlords in exchange for favors or monetary gains, Qian played a vital role in the fragmentation of the Old Dynasty. She then took advantage of the chaos to conquer over her own provinces and remove  Jang En from the throne.  Despite being feared by almost all, Qian’s respect towards knowledge and reverence to The Heavenly Eye has allowed her to find camaraderie amongst monks and scholars of the world.

She believes that uniting the provinces will reduce bloodshed which would result in decades of prosperity and windfall.

Khan

Goro’s Story:

Abandoned by his nomad father, Khan Goro grew up in the unforgiving desert environment.

Being a natural leader with great survival instincts, he trained and formed of a resourceful group of bandits who then became well known for their horse-riding skills. Initially raiding other lands for the purposes of survival, Khan Goro’s motivation eventually became a personal quest for glory.

He subsequently eliminated opposing tribes and became the ruler of the lands that was then named the Ye Man Clans. There are stories of his infatuation with Lady Jin –  he has attempted to court her for a very long time and intends to prove his worth by being the ruler of all lands. Love has indeed converted this bloodthirsty boy into an ambitious man.

 

Yulbayar’s Story:

Widely regarded as a happy-go-lucky character with little outstanding talent, Yulbayar is actually well versed in many hobbies. He is extremely adept at hunting and usually offers his loot to anyone whom he interacts with.

With his natural ability to make friends quickly, Yulbayar is well-liked and trusted by all people. However, this does not prevent him from being an efficient and deadly officer. Yulbayar is known to be Khan Goro’s friendlier-looking public representative and they both are are rumored to be the best of friends.

Toshi

Toshi’s Story:

Fabled leader of the Chongkashi Lands, Toshi derives his power from intelligence and cunning. He surrounds himself with only the best and the brightest and has little patience for fools.

Of all the warlords, it is he who places the most emphasis on upholding the Old Imperial Examination tradition, and it is along these results that his society is organised. He also places great emphasis on discovering unique military doctrines and weapons.

His agents trade in secrets and information. His soldiers attack with cunning strategies and diabolical weapons, rather than fighting head on! Toshi believes that knowledge is power, and is not above enlisting the help of others to make his competitors disappear.

Bao Lun

Bao Lun’s Story:

Born to the bloodthirsty chief of the Minpu Tribe, Bao Lun spent his childhood hunting animals (and occasionally trespassers) in the midst of lush forest vegetation. After taking his father’s place, Bao Lun declared that local elephants were best used for military might instead of being mere culinary delights. “Tasteless and without character” he would say of elephant meat, a phrase he would later use to describe the wily mercantile peoples of the Iron Kingdom (Yes, that’s the first warlord you will play as!)

After a series of bloody tribal wars, Bao Lun unified his surrounding lands to form The Minpu Tribes. His desire of maintaining tradition, coupled with his complete distaste for pretentious civilisation have led to his nickname of “the Savage Wild”. Past disagreements with his neighbor in the North and Scholars have fuelled Bao Lun’s desire to rid them off the their existence.

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Lady Jin’s Story:

Growing up in a tribe of noble Nomadic tradesmen that she was adopted into, Jin aimed to prove her worth by providing economic stability and bringing wealth to them. Years of trading have allowed her to master the intricacies of diplomatic relationships and negotiation – thus allowing her to form excellent economic relationships with others.

By making best of her skill and then sharing the benefits with the people of her tribe, Jin managed to rescue her tribespeople out of poverty, thus earning great loyalty from them. A perfectionist by nature, Jin fights battles that are fast to win and near to invade.

She is also highly regarded by leaders of the other lands because of her unwavering character and ability to influence Khan Goro. Yet, some warlords have began to question she is truly as peaceful as she seems: there can be no warlord whose intentions remain so peaceful throughout the years.

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Jang En’s Story:

Crown prince to the once powerful Old Dynasty, Jiang En was raised to the throne upon the death of his father during the Great Fragmentation and took over the remains of his devastated dynasty.

Because of his young age, many rulers regard Jiang En as a puppet ruler and an inexperienced commander, but they may yet underestimate the young “Glorious Son of the Dynasty”, and his determination to restore the glory of his father’s dynasty.

Without revealing his skills, Jiang En has amassed tons of knowledge and respects the power that intellectuals have. Jiang En’s charms are reserved for his citizens: soldiers are loyal and extremely willing to lay down their lives for him.

 

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Iron Zhao’s Story:
Known as kind but deadly, Zhao was a well-liked general prior to the fragmentation of the Old Dynasty. In recognition of his formidable defense and efficiency in battles, Zhao was conferred the title “Duke of a Thousand Spears” by the warlord he served.

He later became the ruler of these mineral rich and fertile lands after his predecessor fell in battle while fighting the Minpu Tribe invasions that were led by Bao Lun. Over the years, other warlords have been amazed by Zhao’s ability to get information and use it to his advantage.

Zhao has a vision of bringing the prosperity of his territory to the whole country, but that can only happen once he has unified all the land…

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