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Aunt Wu's

The staff of a new dim sum restaurant in the valley, they take in a severely wounded Tai Lung and secretly nurse him back to health.

Wu Lien

Jiao Dalang

Yu Su Lin

Tian Mei Xing

The Jiao Clan

A clan of Amur tigers who have terrorized the empire for years, and now have their eyes set on the Valley of Peace.


Jiao Shen

Jiao Shang

Jiao Xiang

  • The Berserker: Thanks to Koshchei, he started drinking, then using drugs.

Jiao Huang

  • Would Hurt a Child: Threatens a baby rabbit in front of the Valley to announce his family's impending invasion.


Jiao Feng

  • Archer Archetype: Best archer in the Jiao clan, shown up only by Dalang's skill with knives.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Uses some of Huang's poison on his arrows after Huang's death.

Jiao Chang and Jiao Ang

Ming Hua





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Asmodei Koshchei

  • Seldom-Seen Species: Amur leopards in real life are critically endangered, with less than 30 individuals still alive in the wild.


The Half Dozen

Six wolves who join Koshchei after he kills their previous employer.

  • Genius Bruiser: Tan Lan is apparently pretty good at using math for combat purposes.
  • Weapon of Choice: Knives for Yu Wang, and throwing stars and rope dart for Tan Lan.

Captain Zang Deshi

Cadet Hu Quon

The Wu Sisters

Captain Altai

Master Sun Bear

  • Badass Grandpa: Over a thousand years old, abbot of the Phoenix Temple and can kick anyone's ass, any time.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Drank from a spring of "longer-lasting life" - he may be old, but he's still mortal.

Little Brother

  • The Silent Bob: The death of his family traumatized him so much he refuses to speak and only uses pantomime.

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