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The Bekhai are a tribe of humans and half-beasts(demi-humans) who live peacefully in a village found in the Saint's Tribulations Mountains.

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Rain and Friends

    Falling Rain 
Originally named Rayne, a modern man reincarnated into the body of an unnamed 12 year old slave. Coming to be known as Falling Rain, he needs to learn to quickly adapt to the dangerous and mystical world around him.
  • The Ace: He is seen as this not only due to his skills as a Martial Warrior, but also for his ability to lead, and knowledge of various subjects such as math and herbology.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Rain sometimes doesn't realize how amazing some of his feats really are to others because he keeps comparing himself to his family, friends, or rivals, whom he always seems to think are significantly more impressive.
  • All-Loving Hero: Rain loves his friends and family, and tries to help out those less fortunate than himself at every turn.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: His viewpoint. In his own words in chapter 375:
    “Go back to normal? Misery and despair is normal, at least for people like me. Maybe you’ve forgotten, being a peak Martial Expert and all, but we live in a world filled with pain and suffering. That hopeless resignation you’re feeling? It’s always been there, a dagger hanging above your head or a noose around your neck, and today, you were merely reminded of its existence. There’s no shaking it off, you find a level of despair you can tolerate and call that happiness, because that’s as good as it gets.” Shrugging, I add, “Soldier on or give up, simple as that.”
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He isn't kind or merciful to his enemies, especially defiled and slavers.
  • Broken Ace: Rain has progressed so far on the Martial Path so fast that it is unheard of for those who know his history. He also has a loving family, good friends, loyal subordinates and multiple women he loves who also love him back. Despite all of this, he has a deep-seated sadness and self-loathing that has always followed him and will seemingly never go away.
  • Chick Magnet: Has no less than three women betrothed or expecting to marry him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Rain is infamous for his "appreciation of women", but he always sees them as people, not objects, even if they are slaves.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Rain can't seem to keep himself out of trouble when others are being hurt.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Many people have called him a fool, mainly because of his eccentric actions. Put him in a battle field however, and he'll kill or severely injure his opponents with little mercy.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: To those who call him "The Mother's Chosen Son".
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Rain is often distracted by beautiful women, much to embarrassment and chagrin of his family, and especially his fiances.
  • Fearless Fool: This is how he looks like to others. Although he whines and complains a lot before fighting, once the battle starts, he charges forward with no hesitation and with a smile on his face.
  • Fish out of Water: Rain's ideals from his previous life clash with the less caring world he finds himself in.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He goes from a slave that is already near death, to a fierce warrior that is both respected and feared, to the Legate.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Taken Up to Eleven in universe. Rain will even reattach his limbs in the middle of a fight, gaining him the title of "The Undying Savage".
  • Guile Hero: Rain is known by his friends and family for taking unorthodox methods to achieve victory or reach a goal.
  • The Heart: Rain has the ability to project his aura into a variety of emotions including love and affection.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Averted much to his chagrin, Rain aspires to be this wanting to manipulate Chi from afar to destroy his enemies.
  • Living MacGuffin: As the host of Blobby, he can purify defiled and demons alike.
  • Magnetic Hero: Everyone he takes into his retinue chooses to put faith in him, double so for his variety of pets that he attracts.
  • Making a Splash: Rain awakened the blessing of water.
  • Mutual Envy: He has this with several of his friends.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Starts as this and still has shades as the world unfolds around him, particularly in etiquette.
  • The Paragon: He desires for people to gain knowledge, so that they take what the have learned and pass it on to the next generation, who will build up on that knowledge and pass it on themselves and so on.
  • Rags to Riches: He goes from a slave that has nothing, to a member of the Bekhai, to an Imperial.
  • Red Baron: Rain has several titles, including: The Undying Savage, The Mother's Chosen Son, and Protector and Attendant of the Divine Guardian Turtle. To the Defiled, he is known as the Devourer, for his ability to absorb Spectres into himself.
  • Slasher Smile: Rain is infamous for having a malicious grin that unnerves viewers while in combat. He himself is unaware that he does this.
  • Small Steps Hero: Rain wants to help people he can reach, even if it seems futile in the grand scheme of things.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Rain is often seen as a savage that can easily be outwitted. Those who know him are aware that he is actually quite intelligent, if somewhat naive and ignorant, and know that he is just as good a planner as he is a warrior.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Has had a few, but most notably when Blobby taught him how to shred opposing Auras with his own.
  • Unreliable Narrator: He is the main viewpoint in the story. Because of his misunderstanding of things, we only see a more unbiased view of what he does through other POVs.

    Mei Lin 
Daughter of Taduk, friend and fangirl of Rain. She is a talented youth in hunting and healing.
  • Archer Archetype: Subverted. When she does fight, she uses a bow, and to deadly effect. However, she is a kind and sweet person, neither cynical nor arrogant.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is a kind and sweet girl. She is also all for killing all enemies, with little regard for their lives if sparing them will cause trouble later down the line.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: A half Cloud Chaser Hare, Mei Lin comes equipped with rabbit ears and cuteness to spare as noted by characters in universe that are shocked by how comforting and friendly she is.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She has been friends with Rain since he joined the village and grew to love him soon after.
  • The Cutie: Zig-zagged. She is a legitimately sweet and kind person, but is also not naive to some of the realities of life, unlike Rain.
  • Healing Magic Is the Hardest: She is learning to heal at a young age despite it being one of the most difficult Chi manipulation skills.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She fights exclusively with a bow and arrow.
  • Love at First Sight: She has been focused on Rain since she first met him, and has been set on marrying him almost as long.
  • Power Floats: She is very skillful with Lightening, almost floating around instead of running when she wants to.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Zig-zagged. She has been spoiled by both her father and Rain, and is prone to whining when they aren't around. However, she is not naive and her first solution to something bothering them is to kill them, so long as doing so won't have any repercussions.
  • White Mage: Training to be a Healer, and prefers to not fight if possible.

    Sumila 
Daughter of Husolt and Akanai, betrothed and source of information of Rain. Brown eyes, frizzy red-hair, freckles and button nose. She has absurd strength for her size, and isn't afraid to use it when she gets the chance.
  • The Blacksmith: She is capable of making both mundane and spiritual weapons with amazing detail and skill.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and a temper to match, double when you wake her up.
  • Fire Is Red: Sumila has striking red hair, and as a blacksmith is associated with the element.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Sumila has seen her fair share of wounds in combat, including burning the side of her face.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Has made several spring loaded rifles in the shape of bladed weapons after being inspired by Rain.
  • Mutual Envy: She and Rain share this view of each other, and often put the other as a goal to work toward.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Surprises her opponents time and time again with her prodigious strength despite her below average size.
  • Sole Survivor: She is this among Guan Suo's children.
  • Super Strength: She can smash stone, rend metal, and shake buildings with her strength.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Sumila has much more physical power than other people her age. This lets her steamroll opponents using brute force, but has also resulted in her technique suffering from lack of use.
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    Huushal 
Huushal is a Sentinel of the People and a good friend of Rain.
  • Big Guy: He is the most physically intimidating among his circle of friends.
  • BFS: His spiritual weapon.
  • Blood Knight: He loves the thrill of combat.
  • Mutual Envy: Huushal is jealous of Rain's abilities while Rain is jealous of Huushal's good reputation with the Bekhai.
  • My Greatest Failure: Considers the deaths of his roosequin partner and uncle to be this.
  • Out of Focus: He hasn't been seen much after Sanshu. This is because he is training himself by ignoring the whispers of the Spectres. He knows that coming into contact with Rain will cause them to disappear, which he wishes to avoid.
  • Super Strength: Huushal's greatest attribute is his immense strength.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: In the beginning, he was this. He relied almost completely on brute strength and his long weapon to win battles. He has been training in order to become more skilled and a more well rounded warrior.

    Adujan/Du Min Yan 
Adujan is an orphan and a Sentinel of the People. She is a friend, and later fiance, of Rain.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Rain.
  • Blow You Away: Adujan awakens to the element of wind.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Her second Spiritual Weapon is a Battle Hand Fan that helps her use the wind as a weapon.
  • Determinator: Everything she has, she had to earn with unrelenting effort.
  • Happily Adopted: Officially adopted by Du Min Gyu, which brought her to tears of joy.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: After being mistaken as a boy by Rain, Adujan has taken to trying to be as seductive as possible, to bring up her self-esteem as a woman. It works, and several men throughout the story make note of her seductiveness, including Rain.
  • Horned Humanoid: She is a half deer.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sometimes called Yan by her close friends and Yan-Yan by Mei Lin.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Her pragmatic and plain appearance originally led Rain to think she was a man. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She specializes in hitting fast and hard in combat.
  • Mutual Envy: She suffers this with Rain, due to him being fortunate enough to have a loving family and many luck encounters, from her perspective. He sees her as being fortunate, being able to becoming more skillful despite being on her own at first. She stops being envious after realizing how hard Rain works to become stronger.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Adujan was raised in the village orphanage, and puts most of her earnings towards her fellow orphans.
  • Shield Bash: She is fond of doing this with her shield's spikes.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Her spiritual weapon is a shield surrounded by spikes that can be thrown to cleave metal and flesh from a distance.

    Li Song 
Li Song is a slave that ended up in the possession of Rain. She is later adopted into Sumila's family as her sister.
  • Bandage Wince: When Sumila tried to treat her burned cheek.
  • Beautiful Slave Girl: She is a very beautiful woman, and wishes she was plain to avoid men's attentions.
  • Born into Slavery: Li Song comes from a line of slaves whose parent Ancestral Beast is also a slave.
  • Broken Bird: Starts off this way but is slowly regaining hope due to the efforts of Sumila and her family.
  • Character Development: She went from a slave who can barely think for herself, to a much more confidant young woman who knows she has a family that loves her.
  • Facial Horror: When her cheek is burned through by demonic ichor.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Her slave oaths prevent her from self harm or suicide.
  • Restraining Bolt: Li Song is bound to whoever holds her amulet, if she moves more than five kilometers away from her current master she will die.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: She doesn't understand how to act at first around people who love and don't treat her as a slave because she was never shown love before becoming a part of The Bekhai.

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Rain's Immediate and Extended Family

    Baatar 
Baatar is the father of Rain. He is also the founder and leader of the Iron Banner Mercenary Company.
  • Blood Knight: He loves a good fight.
  • A Father to His Men: Bataar cares deeply for those under his command.
  • Happily Married: To Sarnai.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He uses a short sword as his spiritual weapon, the Blood Drinking Fang.
  • Noble Wolf: Baatar, a half-wolf, is quite heroic in nature, willing to lay down life and limb for the empire and its people.
  • Papa Wolf: Both literally and figuratively as he is both a wolf half beast and very protective of his family.
  • Slasher Smile: He doesn't mean to, but his smile often scares people who don't know him well.
  • So Proud of You: He is very proud of Rain's accomplishments, and makes sure to let Rain know it.
  • The Strategist: Baatar has been noted as being a genius in strategy.

    Alsantset 
Alsantset is the sister of Rain, wife of Charok, and mother of Tate and Tali.

    Charok 
Charok is the brother of Rain, husband of Alsantset, and father of Tate and Tali.
  • Almighty Janitor: He is technically just a cook. However, he is still above-average when it comes to Martial Warriors in the Empire.
  • Dreadful Musician: He is noted to be as bad at singing as he is good at cooking.
  • Happily Married: To Alsantset.
  • House Husband: He takes care of the house and watching over the twins while his wife is off fighting in the war.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Charok is noted by Li Song to be a powerful warrior; by the Bekhai's standards, he is only average.
  • Real Men Cook: Charok was the designated cook while he was with the Iron Banner Mercenary Company. After his tenure is over, he works in a restaurant.
  • Supreme Chef: All who have eaten his cooking have praised it for its taste.

    Taduk 
Taduk is the father of Mei Lin and the teacher of Rain.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is rather eccentric, but is also regarded as the greatest Healer in the North, if not the whole empire.
  • Doting Parent: He loves his daughter to pieces and is willing and eager to praise her at any given moment.
  • Healing Hands: Taduk is famed for his skill with Healing.
  • Healing Magic Is the Hardest: He is a master of Healing, which is considered to be the most difficult Chi manipulation skill.
  • Hidden Badass: He is much more powerful than he lets on, with someone who has witnessed a fraction of his martial skill being completely awed at his capabilities.
  • The Medic: In addition to his skill with Healing, Taduk is known for his herbal medicines. He specifically makes them as cheap as possible so that the masses can have medicine.
  • Red Baron: He is famed as the Medical Saint, possibly the greatest Healer in the Empire.

    Sarnai 
The wife of Baatar, mother of Alsantset and Rain, and grandmother of Tate and Tali.

    Tate and Tali 
The twin children of Alsantset and Charok. They are also Rain's nephew and niece.

    Akanai 
Wife of Husolt, Mother of Sumila, Chief Provost of the Khishigs, Lieutenant General of the Imperial Defense Forces, Title The Herald of the Storms, Mentor of Bataar, Grand Mentor of Rain.

    Husolt 
Husband of Akanai, Father of Sumila, Blacksmith of the Village.
  • The Big Guy: Is enormous, barrel chested, and a powerhouse in combat much to Akanai's delight.
  • The Blacksmith: Husolt is an accomplished divine blacksmith that can forge spiritual weapons.
  • Eye Scream: Husolt has lost vision in one eye during his first trip to central, and it is now scarred over. He either refuses to heal the wound or the wound cannot be healed. He refuses to talk about it.
  • Simple Staff: He wields a large metal staff in combat as his spiritual weapon.

Khishigs

The militia of the villages of the Saints Tribulations Mountains.
    Tokta 
Vice Provost of the Khishigs.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: How he generally acts. Unless the situation is serious, he'll only do the minimum amount of effort required for his job.
  • The Medic: He serves as the main Healer of the Khishigs.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Taduk, usually over who is the superior Healer.

    Dagen 
A Khishig Rain met during his first foray into war.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He used to have a loving family consisting of a wife and two children. What has been seen implies that they were killed by the Defiled years ago.
  • Drop the Hammer: Dagen's Spiritual Weapon is a warhammer.
  • Second Love: He gets married to Bulat's mother, much to the young man's dismay.

    Argat and Jochi 
A pair of lazy half-monkey brothers.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: The two are noted to be rather talented and could have become Peak Experts long ago. Unfortunately, they are hampered by their lazy nature and tendency to shrug off as much work as they can.

Iron Banner Mercenary Company

Mercenaries who take missions farther than those that would be taken by Khishigs.
    Gerel 
Baatar's second-in-command. He has already retired from the Iron Banner and is engaged to Yuhzen.
  • Bald of Awesome: Bald and one of the Bekhai's best warriors. He later grows out his hair to disprove rumors of being related to the Penitent Brotherhood.
  • The Casanova: It's noted that he sleeps with a lot of women.
  • Ladykiller in Love: He has slept with many women he charmed with his roguish charms, but ended up falling in love and marrying Yuzhen.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Rain bicker constantly, but will always have each others back.

    Ghurda 
One of Huu's mothers.

Others

Roosequins

    Zabu 
Rain's first roosequin. He gave Zabu to Yan as a gift when she left for Central and he was later returned after they reunited.

    Mafu 
Rain's second roosequin. He was originally a wagon quin but was re-purposed as a mount, first by Rain, and later by Zheng Luo.
  • Big Eater: It's noted that he is rather fat for a quin.

Rain's Menagerie

    Auric 
One of the three wildcats that was adopted by Rain. His nickname is Aurie.

    Jimu 
One of the three wildcats that was adopted by Rain. His nickname is Jimjam.

    Sarankho 
One of the three wildcats that was adopted by Rain.

    Banjo and Baloo 
A pair of bear cubs that were adopted by Rain.

    Roc 
The leader of a flock of Laughing Birds that Rain bought in order to harvest feathers.

    Yipi and Kai Yay 
A pair of Laughing Birds that Rain has named.

    Mama Bun 
A bicorn bunny Rain found and adopted along with her litter.
  • Big Eater: She eats way more that her own litter.

    Bun Buns 
Mama Bun's litter. They consist of fifteen bunnies.

    Blackjack 
A Cloud-Chaser Hare Rain adopted.

    Ping Ping 
A giant turtle that has become attached to Rain.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Rain decides to name the giant turtle, that he himself describes as less of a turtle and more of an armored dinosaur, "Ping Ping".
  • Making a Splash: She can utilize water to fight.

    Sir Inky 
An octopus that Rain found in the bay.

    Pong Pong 
A tiny turtle that can utilize Heavenly Energy.

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