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The Man Who Sleeps Among Demons

Also known as Ma Shou, the man who set out to improve his station in life by conspiring to assassinate an imperial officer of the court of Sheng Fan.



Disgruntled and feeling overlooked as a competent mystic of fire, Ma Shou sought to gain fame through association and alliance with a veritable anarchist who disagrees with the current dynasty. Any story involving an empire at war may be familiar with an individual like Ma Shou. However, this is no rebel with an honorable cause. This is a disgruntled, vain, and in many ways lazy man, who thought that he would take a short cut to greatness.  This is a character, who when I first met him, I didn't believe would carry himself very far. I mean, he was standing against the hero of the story--one of the Empire's most brilliant men and an accomplished mystic of the winds, who was on a mission on behalf of his oath-sister, who also happened to be the Empress. I presumed that Ma Shou was going to die, or that he was going to realize the u…