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    Lightbulb Dramatis Personae: The Sword And The Exquisiteness + Legendary Siblings

    As said before I will jot down a character list. Ever time a new character will make his or her first appearance I shall make a small addendum in this thread.

    YU PEIYU: The hero of this novel, he is a handsome young man. He is in search of the mastermind who is responsible for the death of his father, Yu Fanghe. His martial arts are very good, like his father he belongs to the Xiantian Wuji (Congenital no extreme) School. He has a long and difficult quest ahead of him.

    YU FANGHE:The father of Yu Peiyu, he is famous for his benevolence and gentleness.
    He is also the leader of Xiantian Wuji School. Unfortunately he was murdered and replaced.

    LIN DAIYU: The fiancee of Yu Peiyu, she is a very strong and intelligent girl. And is helping Yu Peiyu secretly. She is also the daughter of the hero Lin Shoujuan aka The Flowered Chestnut Sword. She is also proclaimed to be the most beautiful woman of Wulin at the time.

    HONG LIANHUA: The young leader of the Beggars Association, he is a good friend of Yu Peiyu and is helping him to uncover the truth of the evil mastermind. He is a very intelligent man with very good martial arts.
    He is secretly in love with Lin Daiyu.

    JIN YANZI (Golden Swallow): A beautiful young girl who is in love with Yu Peiyu. She is famous heroine in Wulin. She is a straightforward girl when she's mad with someone she will scold that person. If she is in love with someone she will say it directly to him.

    THE YOUNG MASTER OF THE DIVINE SABRE: He is in love with Jin Yanzi and is quite obnoxious. Also he follows her around and is unaware of the fact that she can't stand him.

    ABBOT TIANYUN: He is the leader of the Shaolin School. For a few times in a row he became the chancellor of Wulin. However he had no desire to lead Wulin again. He is an enlightened Buddhist monk with excellent martial arts. Also he's highly respected by everyone in Wulin.

    REVEREND CHUCHEN: The leader of Wudang School. He is the brother of Xu Shuzhen (leader of Huashan). He's highly respected in Wulin and has superior martial arts.

    XU SHUZHEN: aka The Lotus Fairy. She is the younger sister of reverend Chuchen and she is the present leader of Huashan School.
    Her art of levitation is praised throughout the realm. She is also a Taoist priestess.
    *She is one of the most famous leaders of the Huashan School in the Gu Long universe.
    Even in the Chu Liuxiang novels her name was mentioned.

    JUE QINGZI: The leader of Kongtong school, he is a Taoist priest but lacks the temper and grandeur a true Taoist priest should have. He is quite petty but because of his martial arts no one would like to offend him. Not a pleasant character but also not too intelligent.

    YU XUAN: The leader of the Hainan School, he loves to drink. And is quite fat but his swordsmanship and martial arts are said to be unmatched in the southern regions of China.

    MADAME HAITANG: The leader of the Baihua (100 flowers) Association. A rather mysterious woman but ever so enchanting. Although no one knows how good her martial arts is but nobody would dream of offending her. She loves to hear compliments about her beauty and is very cunning.

    REVEREND TIANGANG: The leader of Kunlun School. He is an enlightened Taoist priest with superior martial arts. He is also very sharp and wise. He is also the teacher of Yu Peiyu, however he too dies at the hand of the evil mastermind.

    XIE TIANBI: he is the young leader of the Diancang school. He is also a good friend of Hong Lianhua. But somehow he has been replaced by an imposter and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

    MEI SIMANG: an elder of the Beggars Association. He is an expert in controlling and using snakes. He is the confidant of Hong Lianhua and is very loyal to Hong Lianhua and the Beggars Association.

    (FAKES)WANG YULUO, XIMEN FENG, LIN SHOUJUAN, SHEN YINQIANG, DRAGONKING OF TAIHU: These WERE famous martial arts experts in the realm but all of them were killed and replaced by imposters. Except for a few people in the realms nobody knows that the present group are imposters. They are lackeys of the evil mastermind.

    -THE FAKE YU FANGHE: He is the replacement of the real Yu Fanghe and has successfully become the new chancellor of Wulin.
    He is in cahoots with the evil mastermind.
    Some of the 13 and later on 14 Great Schools (including Xiantian Wuji) are not mentioned and their leaders unknown. Later on there will be a few Wulin dignitaries making an apperance but I'm not sure whether they and their school belong to the 14 Great schools.
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    ZHONG JING: She is a student of Xu Shuzhen. She is quite young but knows a lot of Wulin history.

    YANG JUNBI: He is Diancang disciple. He is rather rude and rash. And he is very arrogant for the fact that he is a Diancang disciple.

    BAIHE (White crane): He is the head pupil of reverend Tiangang. He is leading his fellow martial arts brothers to pursue Yu Peiyu. The Kunlun disciples believe that Yu Peiyu is responsible for the death of reverend Tiangang. They want Yu Peiyu to be executed.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">XU SHUZHEN: aka The Lotus Fairy. She is the younger sister of reverend Chuchen and she is the present leader of Huashan School.
    Her art of levitation is praised throughout the realm. She is also a Taoist priestess.
    *She is one of the most famous leaders of the Huashan School in the Gu Long universe.
    Even in the Chu Liuxiang novels her name was mentioned.</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Where was she mentioned? I also thought she sounded familiar but when I checked up on it in CLH: Legend of the Bat, it seemed like it was a different "Fairy". Unless I misread..

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    JI ZANGHUA: He is the lord of Murder Manor.
    He is a mad midget who is obsessed with death. Everyone who enters his manor can be killed by him or betrayed by him. He also has a very strange relationship with his wife and daughters.

    MADAME JI: She is lady of the manor and wife of Ji Zanghua. She is very pretty.
    She does not love her husband in fact she hates him. She is waiting for her lover to return. And because her lover suddenly left many years ago without a word, she has gone a bit insane.

    JI LINGFENG: She is the eldest daugther of Ji Zanghua and Madame Ji. Although whether she really is the daughter of Ji Zanghua is questionable. She depises Ji Zanghua and hates her mother.
    She is like her mother very pretty but she is really mysterious and cold. Her motives are also everything but clear.

    JI LINGYAN: She is the twin sister of Ji Lingfeng. She is mentally handicapped and thinks she is a bird and talks to birds all the time. She is the most innocent member of the entire Ji family.

    (THE REAL) XIE TIANBI: The leader of the Diancang School who was saved by Ji Lingfeng. He is also a victim of the evil mastermind.
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    JI KUQING: The father of Ji Zanghua. He is a remarkably smart and crafty. Everyone thought he went to repent for his deeds when he reached 50 years old. However Yu Peiyu found out that there was more to it than meets the eye.
    Whether he is alive or dead he is full of surprises.
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    OLD MAN GAO:He is a mysterious old hero who went undercover in Murder Manor to investigate Ji Kuqing. He has successfully managed to combine the art of disguise with medical science.
    He has successfully altered Yu Peiyu's face.
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    TANG WUSHUANG: His nickname is the Unparalleled Old Man. He is the leader of the famous Tang clan of Sichuan province.
    The Tang clan has been famous and respected for their poisonous secretive weaponry for hundreds of years. It is said that their skill in the secretive weaponry is also unmatched in the realm. Tang Wushuang is also a renowned for being the best secretive weapon expert of the realm.
    He is also the leading figure of the Wulin in the Sichuan province.


    To Tigerwong: Tang clan is really Gu Long's own special martial arts school/family.
    The Tang clan appears in a number of novels by him.
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    Yeah, I know. One of Gu Long's unique creations that first made an appearance in his 2nd novel - "Eerie Moon, Evil Star".

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    THE THREE MAGNIFICENT FLOWER LADIES:

    GOLDEN BLOSSOM: She is the eldest sister of the three ladies. She is in love with a son of Tang Wushuang. Unfortunately Tang Wushuang forbade his son to see her, so she and her two other sister try to force Tang Wushuang to acknowledge her.
    She is very beautiful and intelligent. She is also the eldest daughter of the leader of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect.

    SILVER BLOSSOM: She is the second daughter of the leader of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect. She looks very sexy and seductive. But she is also the most vicious sister of the three. She has lots of lovers and often uses her beauty to play them out against each other. She fell in love with Yu Peiyu but Yu Peiyu doesn't like her so she hates Yu Peiyu very much.

    IRON BLOSSOM: She is the third daughter of the leader of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect. She looks very innocent and sweet but she can be quite ruthless. She also falls in love with Yu Peiyu and Golden Blossom also hopes Yu Peiyu will take her little sister as his wife. Unfortunately Yu Peiyu doesn't love her. But unlike her second sister she won't hate him for it and she secretly hopes that one day Yu Peiyu will come and take her as his wife.
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    GUO PIANXIAN:elder of the Beggars Association. He is a very sly man and has learnt hypnotism as well as several different styles of martial arts. The old leader of the Beggars Association couldn't prove his crimes so he banned him. Now Guo Pianxian has returned and is up to no good.
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    THE FOUR BEASTS: rogues who rob, steal, kill and rape. Hated and feared by many people.

    THE BLACK PANTHER QIN BIAO: he is the leader of the four beasts. An infamous robber his face is filled with scars.

    THE RED TIGER ZHAO GANG: he is big, fat man who is an utter boar.

    GREYWOLF: he is very skinny and looks very indifferent but is quite lethal.

    THE WHITE SNAKE LORD: The most handsome one in the group, but he's very despicable and eerie.
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    TANG QI: She is the daughter of Tang Wushuang. For the past few years she has taken over the duties as the leader of the Tang clan from her old father. People in Wulin are saying that she brings bad luck because her three fiancees died before they actually got married to her. In a anger she has sworn never to get married in her life.

    LI PEILING: She is the daughter-in-law of Tang Wushuang and she is a friendly woman who takes good care of her sister-in-laws.

    TANG LIN: She is the youngest daughter of Tang Wushuang, she is very elegant and innocent. But she is suffering from lovesickness.
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    TANG SHOUFANG: he is the fourth disciple of Tang Wushuang, he is a very vigilant man. He takes his duties and responsibilities very serious and expects others to do the same.

    TANG SHOUQING: he is the seventh disciple of Tang Wushuang, he is a friendly man who is amiable. But one should not underestimate him. He too is an good martial artist and is said to be the one of the top martial arts experts of the Tang Clan. His nickname is the Thousand Armed Arhat.
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    ZHU MEI: The Keeper of the Palace of Enchantment, she was proclaimed to be the most beautiful woman in Wulin 30, 40 years ago. Also known to be a ruthless and dangerous woman. But when she fell in love with Dongfang Meiyu she turned over a new leaf. However Dongfang Meiyu betrayed her after she lost her appearances.

    DONGFANG MEIYU: The son of the Dongfang Daming, was said to be a very handsome young man. He was also the husband of Zhu Mei, who was twice his age, after he grew weary of her he decided to betray her. He is cold-blooded monster, who wanted Zhu Mei dead because he feared her.

    DONGFANG DAMING: One of the ten Great Martial Arts Masters in the world 20 years ago. He is also the lord and master of the Sun and Moon Isle and th Nocturne City. He lead a so-called expedition to "rescue" his son, Dongfang Meiyu from Zhu Mei.
    His weapon a pair of Sun and Moon Wheels.

    ZHU LEI'ER: The daughter of Zhu Mei and Dongfang Meiyu, although she still an adoloscent girl she has acquired many skills from her mother. A great user of poison and her mesmerizing skills are not be looked down upon. Although she is young she is at this point the most enchanting and beautiful girl in the story.
    She takes care of her wounded third uncle.
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    MASTER NU (anger): One of the Ten Martial Arts Masters of this time. His martial arts are incredibly high and is very much feared and respected by both orthodox and onorthodox martial artists.
    But the most striking about him is his unbelievable hot temper. He scolds almost everyone for the most little incidents.
    But he is a good man, just a extremely bad-tempered Taoist priest.

    SHIYUN: He is the pupil of master Nu, unlike his teacher he has great patience. He is very polite and elegant. Yu Peiyu even mistook him for a girl when he met him for the first time. Although he may look girlish he is an extremely good martial arts expert.

    TIAN JIYUN: He is the only son of the Divine Dragon Swordsman. He is very arrogant but he learnt many skills from his father. Also a younger generation martial artist who should be treated with caution.
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    I like Taoist Nu. Hope that GL would keep him around until the end.
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    I found Gu Long characters are kinda weird.. most of them.. but it's probably because I don't familiar with GuLong work compares with JY.
    Spring Summer Autumn Winter.
    Pair ducks nest fly together.
    Clemencies. Summer life, feather winter white.
    Green meadow in spring, before the autumn bite.
    Watching the red gown.
    And none else, alone.

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    To eeyore: Some characters of Gu Long are really rather "strange." Even plain mad sometimes, Jin Yong characters are more orthodox compared to them.
    To Goofy: Master Nu is a stayer, well he doesn't die or anything. But he doesn't get much screen time, figures because he isn't the lead.

    FENG SAN: A famous hero with very high martial arts, he even surpasses some of the Ten Martial Arts Masters. Because he has encountered a very unhappy incident in his own life, he has grown weary of men. However he did manage to overhear the plans of Dongfang Daming and came to the help of Zhu Mei. Unfortunately he couldn't save her and he himself was poisoned by granny Hu's venom. He promised Zhu Mei, he would take good care of Zhu Lei'Er.
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    GRANNY HU: There were two of these old grannies, who looked exactly the same. Reason: They were twins. One granny Hu died several years ago at the hands of Dongfang Daming. Both granny Hus were very vicious, cunning and leading experts in usage of poison. Granny Hu was also one of the Ten Martial Arts Masters of this time, because nobody knew they were twins they were extra mysterious and feared.
    These two sisters are responsible for Feng San's present condition.
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    LEI FENG: He is the warden of the Thunderbolt Clan. He is one of the most richest man in the world, but his martial arts are just mediocre. The Thunderbolt clan is not only famous in Wulin for the usage of gunpowder and secretive weapons. But the clan also holds the monopoly of the oil, lamps, flints and such. Over a few generations they acquired lots and lots of money.
    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
    As these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

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