Yue Fei ---------------[ Basic Info ]---------------- Name: Yue Fei (1103-1142) Allegiance: End Age: 39 Time Period of Origin: Southern Song dynasty (960-1279) National Origin: China Top Skill: Leadership Worst Skill: Bad Temper Power: Flight The power allows Yui Fei to levitate and take flight at will as his name roughly translates to "flying moon" and tales of his deeds on the battlefield give way to legends of how he moved around the battlefield with such speed as if he flew. Weapons/Equipment Weapon: Qiang (Chinese Spear) Items: 1 small bottle of ink, 1 small writing brush and 4 pieces of parchment ----------------[ Backstory ]---------------- Yue Fei (1103-1142) Main Point Summary Yue Fei was a Chinese military general and hero, who through the ranks from Private to Overall Commander of Imperial Forces. Yue Fei possessed supernatural talent as at a young age as he was able to draw heavy bows and could shoot with his left and right hands in addition to being trained in the use of nearly every other weapon used during the time period in his region. During his 20 year career Yue Fei personally fought in 126 battles, never lost a single engagement, and even invented a half-dozen styles of boxing and martial arts. His rising reputation as a military leader made him the general of the largest army near the Central Yangtze. On January 27, 1142, Yue was betrayed by his own government, imprisoned as a traitor and poisoned to death after being accused of false charges. "You who have been cast away. Come to me." "I gave my country undying loyalty...all that I received in the end was betrayal." Additional Info Yue was born into a poor tenant farmer's family in Tangyin Country, Anyang prefecture, Henan province. Yue Fei's father used his family's plot of land for humanitarian efforts, but after it was destroyed in the flood, the young Yue Fei was forced to help his father toil in the fields to survive. Yue received most of his primary education from his father. In 1122 Yue joined the army. At an early age Yue Fei was trained with and excelled at the use of just about every martial weapon used in China during the time period known as the “Eighteen Weapons of War” which were as follows; bow, crossbow, spear, single-edged sword, double-edged sword, ancient style spear, shield, axe, greataxe, dagger halberd, iron whip, bar mace, pole pick, staff, trident, harrow, rope and barehanded. He only got better with age. Yue Fei’s Tattoo: Upon his back rests a tattoo of traditional Chinese characters that translate to “serve the country with the utmost loyalty.” There is now a large “X” shaped slash scar overlapping the tattoo. Yue Fei’s methods of deploying an army: Careful selection, Careful training, Justice in rewards and punishments, Clear orders, Strict discipline and Close fellowship with his men. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ William Wallace ---------------[ Basic Info ]---------------- Name: William Wallace (1270-1305) Allegiance: End Age: 35 Time Period of Origin: Late 13th and early 14th centuries (Wars of Scottish Independence) National Origin: Scotland/Scottish Top Skill: Swordsmanship Worst Skill: Persuasion Power: Unnatural Constitution Before receiving the grace of death tales say that William Wallace lived through every second of his torture up till he was drawn and quartered. This meaning that he stayed conscious after being dragged at a horses heels, hanged, emasculated and eviscerated before finally dying from beheading. Such a feat being nothing short of a fable to most. The power representing Wallace's greater ability to take punishment and keep going, probably more angry at the guy who just put a spear tip in him than previously a moment ago. Weapons/Equipment Weapon: Scottish Claymore Items: 6 small simple stones ----------------[ Backstory ]---------------- William Wallace (1270-1305) Main Point SummarySir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. In August 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston, near Glasgow as he was betrayed by a fellow Scottish knight and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians. The entire capture occurring through deceit as despite William Wallace being given safe conduct letters, the promises were violated anyways. "You who have been cast away. Come to me." "All I wanted was for ma people to be free...now they'll get the same freedom I received on tha day I died." Additional Info Battle of Stirling Bridge Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) On 11 September 1297, an army jointly led by Wallace and Andrew Moray won the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Although vastly outnumbered, the Scottish army routed the English army. The feudal English army of 3,000 cavalry and 8,000 to 10,000 infantry met disaster as they crossed over to the north side of the river. The narrowness of the bridge prevented many soldiers from crossing together (possibly as few as three men abreast), so, while the English soldiers crossed, the Scots held back until half of them had passed and then killed the English as quickly as they could cross. The infantry were sent on first, followed by heavy cavalry. The Scots' schiltron formations forced the infantry back into the advancing cavalry. A pivotal charge, led by one of Wallace's captains, caused some of the English soldiers to retreat as others pushed forward, and under the overwhelming weight, the bridge collapsed and many English soldiers drowned. Thus, the Scots won a significant victory, boosting the confidence of their army. Hugh Cressingham, Edward's treasurer in Scotland, died in the fighting and it is reputed that his body was subsequently flayed and the skin cut into small pieces as tokens of the victory. The Lanercost Chronicle records that Wallace had "a broad strip [of Cressingham’s skin] ... taken from the head to the heel, to make therewith a baldrick for his sword". After the battle, Moray and Wallace assumed the title of Guardians of the Kingdom of Scotland on behalf of King John Balliol. Moray died of wounds suffered on the battlefield sometime in late 1297. The type of engagement conducted by Wallace was characterized by opportunistic tactics and the strategic use of terrain. This was in stark contrast to the contemporary views on chivalric warfare which were characterized by strength of arms and knightly combat. Therefore, the battle embittered relations between the two antagonistic nations, whilst also perhaps providing a new departure in the type of warfare which England had hitherto employed.