Notable Warriors of Peace
Huang Ju-Long: 8th Captain, Master of Cavalry, The Flying Captain
Both a legend & oddity amongst the taciturn sons of the XVIIth Legion, Captain, or Duizhu, to use the original Han title, Huang Ju-Long is a warrior renowned throughout the Legion Astartes for his skill-at-arms and prodigious roll of honour, while not tactically astute, his prowess in combat is such that he is seen as one of the best duellists in mounted combat. Unlike his brother-legionnaires Huang is known to be exceptionally battle-hungry, relishing in the brutal thrill of war and delights in leading Squadrons of Jetbikes in devastating strikes from the heavens, driving the enemy before them like the storied horsemen of yore. But it is the challenge of single combat that truly sets his blood afire, Huang's warrior pride burns fiercely, and he will never pass up a challenge, regardless of how inadvisable it might be.
However, Captain Ju-Long's reputation is not all honours and accolades, as those who have had the dubious pleasure of being in his presence can often attest. Amongst a Legion known for the serenity and logical mindset of its soldiers Huang is possessed of a fiery, almost arrogant demeanour, openly boastful and often expressing contempt for those he deems lacking in some form or another. While those who do meet his lofty expectations, he treats with all respect befitting an equal, it is often only grudgingly so, and such individuals are often few and far between.
Wang's caustic demeanour is such that even the Jade General cannot stand his presence long, and were it not for his unrivalled tally of victories and mystifying habit of prevailing against impossible odds through sheer audacity Huang would surely have been stripped of his command, banished or both. Fortunately for the young Captain his skill and luck has held thus far and he continues to accumulate success and glory in equal measure, but time will tell if his prosperity will last or if the coming wars will see his rising star snuffed out...
Lord Chancellor Zhukelion: Equerry to the Primarch, The Bronze General, The Sleeping Dragon
Even as an initiate, Zhukelion showed great promise; his uncanny intellect and natural leadership ability allowed him to climb the ranks quickly, until he left behind his status of Centurion and became an Iron Monk. Many thought his rise would end there. But after serving as a monk for many years, the Jade General took notice of his wisdom and talents and personally elevated him to become his equerry and, later, supreme commander of the legion. As a follower of the ancient ways of Han, his tactics are oft unconventional, yet he is one of the great strategic geniuses of the 31st millennium.
Captain Shao Ziruan: The Yellow Ox
Shao Ziruan came from Han, and served under the Jade General willingly before the coming of the Emperor. Once raised to become a legionary, he distinguished himself as a diligent and dependable Astartes, soon becoming an officer and finding his natural talents for command. It was this dependability that made Shao Ziruan the logical choice for the Jade General to choose as the head of his honour guard, and one whose sound advice the General can always rely on.
He is extremely close to Shao Jian, having been trained by him and served alongside him on several occasions, and the two consider each other sworn brothers.
Qua Feng: 3rd Captain of the Warriors of Peace, King of the Southern Wind
When the Jade General was uniting the world of Han, Qua Feng was the child-emperor of a small kingdom renowned for its archers and crossbowmen. He pledged his allegiance to the General's cause and became an invaluable and loyal ally. When the Emperor came, Feng relinquished his titles and kingdom and became a humble follower of the Still Path, eventually rising back to prominence as a Praetor.
Taskmaster Zhen: Lord Preceptor, Master of Initiation
It is said that the only thing a Warrior of Peace fears is Taskmaster Zhen. One of the oldest members of the legion, Zhen has personally overseen the ascendance of thousands of initiates, and is infamous for his gruelling methods of training, even by Astartes standards. Yet the mark of a Warrior trained by Zhen is easy to discern: they are possessed of a cold discipline, and under his watch, will not be found wanting.
Along the Tigers under the command of Juan Zu, one stands out for his age and unfailing service. Cheng is one of the last of the Terran veterans among the Warriors, who remembers the days of the Imperial Light. With old eyes, he has seen the birth of the Imperium, the dawn of the Great Crusade, and much more. Through it all, he has maintained a phlegmatic spirit unrelenting in his concern for the small details that elude those aiming for glory.
Armed with a power spear, Cheng has climbed the ranks at an unhurried pace that has seen him outlast countless others who blazed bright and short. It was in Zu’s Service that he found the greatest satisfaction. Serving as his right hand, Cheng balanced out his superior’s audacity with reliability, zeal with cool logic. This combination of talent and energy had proven a great benefit to the Great Crusade and would be a boon to Loyalists in the war to come.
And here's the breakdown of the high-ranking Warriors of Peace.
Primarch: The Jade General
Equerry: Lord Chancellor Zhukelion
First Captains: Xian Yun and Xian Dong
Second Captain: Liu Gutir
Third Captain: Qua Feng
Fourth Captain: Shao Jian
Eighth Captain: Huang Ju-Long
High Chaplain: Duan Wong
Chief Apothecary: Xu Chun
Master of the Forge: Xun Hia
Chief Vigilator: Zhang Yin
Captain of the Golden Mountains: Shao Ziruan
Edited by TrajantheGreat, 15 March 2021 - 06:39 PM.