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    Since XZ has become Persian Cult leader, do you think she will change the rule about Holy Maiden - allow to marry?
    What other rules is she likely to change?

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    Still thinking of this question over the years. We know that zwj and the rest are stranded on the island. Why didn't xz offer them a ride back to mainland? Possible reasons:
    1. She wanted a clean break with zwj
    2. She did think about it but the idea was rejected by her mum.
    3. and possible reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    Still thinking of this question over the years. We know that zwj and the rest are stranded on the island. Why didn't xz offer them a ride back to mainland? Possible reasons:
    1. She wanted a clean break with zwj
    2. She did think about it but the idea was rejected by her mum.
    3. and possible reasons?
    They weren't stranded yet when Siu Chiu and her retinue left. They got stranded the day after, when Chow Chi Yerk sabotaged them. At the time that Siu Chiu left, Cheung Mo Gei and his group still had a boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    They weren't stranded yet when Siu Chiu and her retinue left. They got stranded the day after, when Chow Chi Yerk sabotaged them. At the time that Siu Chiu left, Cheung Mo Gei and his group still had a boat.
    But isn't it a "small" boat? XZ will know that the sea is rough since she experienced it when travelling in ZM's ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    But isn't it a "small" boat? XZ will know that the sea is rough since she experienced it when travelling in ZM's ship.
    Chiu Mun's larger craft was still nearby, waiting. How do you think Chiu Mun got home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    Chiu Mun's larger craft was still nearby, waiting. How do you think Chiu Mun got home?
    ???. Isn't zm's ship "bombed flat" (I think this happened in the novel too) by the Persians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    Still thinking of this question over the years. We know that zwj and the rest are stranded on the island. Why didn't xz offer them a ride back to mainland? Possible reasons:
    1. She wanted a clean break with zwj
    2. She did think about it but the idea was rejected by her mum.
    3. and possible reasons?
    The other reason is that the Persians wouldn't let them, for fear of ZWJ ambushing them while on the same ship. Besides, I don't think leaving them on the island will pose any danger for them at all. Both XX and ZWJ lived on a stranded island for a long time so they can easily get by until ZM's subordinates find them. The worst case scenario is they stay 1 to 2 years until XX figures out the wind pattern and use the small boat to go back when the sea is calmer.

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    While we're on this topic, among the 4 girls, who has the potential to achieve the highest level of martial arts, provided that they're all given equal training and martial arts manuals?

    I would rank them in this order:

    Zhou Zhi Ruo = Xiao Zhao
    Zhao Min
    Yin Li

    Zhao Min is very smart but, like Huang Rong, has too many other interests that she wouldn't focus solely on training. ZZR has already shown that she can figure things out by herself and make very fast progress, not unlike ZWJ. XZ didn't show much except that Yang Xiao admitted that she's much smarter than his own daughter during the martial arts training. XX also got intrigued by her inner power. If XZ focuses, I think she could be as good as the Yellow Dressed Lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdenResident View Post
    The other reason is that the Persians wouldn't let them, for fear of ZWJ ambushing them while on the same ship. ...
    Good possible reason. But since XZ is their "boss", her authority will over-ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdenResident View Post
    While we're on this topic, among the 4 girls, who has the potential to achieve the highest level of martial arts, provided that they're all given equal training and martial arts manuals?

    I would rank them in this order:

    Zhou Zhi Ruo = Xiao Zhao
    Zhao Min
    Yin Li

    Zhao Min is very smart but, like Huang Rong, has too many other interests that she wouldn't focus solely on training. ZZR has already shown that she can figure things out by herself and make very fast progress, not unlike ZWJ. XZ didn't show much except that Yang Xiao admitted that she's much smarter than his own daughter during the martial arts training. XX also got intrigued by her inner power. If XZ focuses, I think she could be as good as the Yellow Dressed Lady.
    As what you said, ZM has the highest potential. She was very interested, until ZWJ appear?
    Not sure about whether the following make sense:
    1. XZ is more like Wang Yuyan. Like to learn/know but do not practise.
    2. Yin-li has limited access to skills.
    3. So while ZZR may not have highest potential, she will be highly skilled since she has a chance to practise 9 Ying properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    As what you said, ZM has the highest potential. She was very interested, until ZWJ appear?
    Not sure about whether the following make sense:
    1. XZ is more like Wang Yuyan. Like to learn/know but do not practise.
    2. Yin-li has limited access to skills.
    3. So while ZZR may not have highest potential, she will be highly skilled since she has a chance to practise 9 Ying properly.
    XZ had also memorized 乾坤大挪移 which would put her on an equal footing with ZZR. However, her due to her lack of ambition I would rate her as slightly below ZZR in overall potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    As what you said, ZM has the highest potential. She was very interested, until ZWJ appear?
    Not sure about whether the following make sense:
    1. XZ is more like Wang Yuyan. Like to learn/know but do not practise.
    2. Yin-li has limited access to skills.
    3. So while ZZR may not have highest potential, she will be highly skilled since she has a chance to practise 9 Ying properly.
    For ZM, martial arts, like other things, is just a tool for her. At the Wan An pagoda, she stole the sects' moves to understand about China's martial arts in general. Learning a bunch of unrelated moves from different schools does nothing for a beginner like her, not to mention she doesn't even have enough inner power to practice them, like Fan Yao indicated. Then after Wan An, she abandoned training altogether. ZM is too much of a thinker to be a fighter.

    XZ is way too young to assess but she's simple-minded and in Jin Yong's universe, these are typically the people that advance very far in martial arts. I agree though that she has to have the ambition to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    Good possible reason. But since XZ is their "boss", her authority will over-ride?
    Yes, she is her boss but she doesn't have the power to command them just yet. Their ultimate goal is to bring both of XZ and her mother safely back to Persia to complete their mission. However, if she pushes them, they can just kill her and her mother, make up a story and still somewhat complete the mission by bringing back the traitor/fugitive, which is her mother. Even when in Persia, she would still be just a de-facto leader. She would need to do a lot of things to gain actual power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdenResident View Post
    Yes, she is her boss but she doesn't have the power to command them just yet. Their ultimate goal is to bring both of XZ and her mother safely back to Persia to complete their mission. However, if she pushes them, they can just kill her and her mother, make up a story and still somewhat complete the mission by bringing back the traitor/fugitive, which is her mother. Even when in Persia, she would still be just a de-facto leader. She would need to do a lot of things to gain actual power.
    I doubt the Persian Cult elders will kill XZ and her mother. Because the cult is in a mess now without a leader.
    Since XZ is a reluctant leader, I do not think she will go about gaining power. Unless there is a need - e.g. putting her mum in prison and she needs to find ways to save her mum.

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    Prettiest XZ.



    Will like to post this question to Ian: If you were zwj, will you marry this xz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    Prettiest XZ.



    Will like to post this question to Ian: If you were zwj, will you marry this xz?
    I prefer the 2008 Xiao Zhao.

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    2009 XZ has "big" purple eyes. You like girls with "big" eyes?

    Actually, only Jet Li movie XZ is the most active - she seems to be "having fun" and more importantly, she knows some martial arts too.

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