Loosely based on Dong Zhuo. A northern warlord who, through his military might and shrewd advisors, managed to win favour within the Imperial Court. Would play a hand in the death of the emperor who would gradually fall ill.
- Won his influence through participating in a war against a religious uprising. Instead of just pursuing the zealots and militias, his forces would attack settlements. One such settlement, a monastery, was attacked. It’s citizens were raped, tortured, and forced to kill each other among other unspeakable acts.
- A general intercepts him on his return,
- Is ultimately pushed all the way back to a fortress he had previous razed to show an example to his enemies. His men put up a feeble defence, manning the charred walls. Deserters face. Knowing the enemy army was soon approaching, some kill civilians to get their clothes and blend in with the non-soldiers.