|“||After all, in our numerous simulation battles...even I have lost to him a fair few times. "The Silent Hunter". It is my belief that he is the most terrifying instinctual general.||”|
|Epithet||The Silent Hunter|
Kei Sha was an Instinctual General and Ri Boku's vassal. During king Tou Jou's reign he was considered one of the most important commanders of the Zhao Military. He was known under the moniker "The Silent Hunter".
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Kei Sha was a clean-shaven man whose long black hair ends in two spheres with a chessboard pattern which could be a tribal style in Zhao. He wears an armor under his robe.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Kei Sha had good manners, as seen in his speech and actions. He seemed to enjoy watching his opponents being torn apart by his elaborate traps, However, he will become irritated if the opponent is not lured by the trap and doesn't reveal their characteristics and method of warfare, even to the extent of provoking him to enter the battlefield, As Ri Boku described, his impatience is his weakness, which leads to his death.
He was aiming for the last free seat of Zhao's Three Great Heavens.
History[edit | edit source]
When Keisha was young his village was attacked by bandits & they killed his parents in front of him. After that, he worked & lived in an old weapons shop while winning money from strategy tournaments. One day he defeated one of Ri Boku’s students & Riboku noticing his talent took him in.
Story[edit | edit source]
During the preparations for the war against the state of Yan, Kei Sha was sent to ask Hou Ken to join the Zhao forces. He comments on Houken's limitations in his attempt to surpass Ou Ki's shadow and informs him that he may find his answer on the battlefield. He participated in the battle against Great General Geki Shin and was in charge of the captured Yan soldiers.
Kei Sha was with Ri Boku during his political meeting with Chu prime minister Shun Shin Kun. Months later, Kei Sha led the attack on Bayou, conquering the Qin city at the start of the Coalition war.
On the first day of the Battle of Kankoku Pass, Kei Sha nearly bests Duke Hyou by attacking his rear and dealing significant damage. It was only due Shin and the Hi Shin Unit, who rallied the troops in the rear, that the Duke Hyou Army escaped irreparable damage to their numbers.
On the 15th day of battle, the Qin devised a plan to use Duke Hyou as a bait in order to lure Kei Sha out and pincer him with Hi Shin Unit. However, Kei Sha quickly realized their intentions and swiftly beat a retreat. Following both sides continued brawling, lacking decisive movements.
Kei Sha is seen during strategical meeting with Ri Boku, Kaine and Fu Tei. Ri Boku is worried about the rise of Qin's power and Kei Sha notes that Chu also began to strenghten their military in earnest. He then wonders if Qin has the resolve to break the balance of power in China. They come to the conclusion that it will come down to the political clash between king Ei Sei and Ryo Fui.
When Qin began their invasion of the Koku You region Ri Boku sent Kei Sha along with 40,000 Zhao soldiers to help reinforce the area together with Rigans 30,000 troops. Due to a lack of cities in the area, the success of the battle was depending on taking the five hills.
On the first day of battle, Kan Ki has personally come to Zen Ou and ask him to turn the tables. Thanks to Zen Ou Clan's furious strength, the Qin began to break through Zhao's 20,000 armies. In response, Kei Sha decided to send his soldiers to the center hill as a bait. After that, he launched a flanking attack on the 2nd unit in order to completely cut off Rai Do's reinforcements. This enabled him to isolate Rai Do and Zenou clans and force them to retreat. However, Zenou and Rai Do climbed to the hill and burned all the fortifications that Zhao tried to build.
On the 4th day, the Hi Shin Unit again engaged Ba Tei and Ryuu Tou, while waiting for Kan Ki's orders. Every other location on the battlefield maintained the same stalemate as the day before. This resulted in Kei Sha becoming inpatient and attacking Hi Shin Unit with his elite guards leaving his "web". Shin's men became surrounded between Ba Tei and Ryuu Tou Armies and Kei Sha forces and they've been slowly wipe out. However, it turned out this was all according to Kan Ki's plan and Kei Sha found himself attacked by Zen Ou Clan that broke diagonally through Ki Sui's formations and went for Kei Sha's head. Despite that, Kei Sha managed to escape the clash when saved by Ki Sui who descended from the hill.
After escaping the death trap Kei Sha realized Kan Ki's weakness and decided to return to his HQ. However, Shin chased after Kei Sha. Thanks to Na Ki's assistance he was able to catch up to Silent Hunter and killed him after a brief duel. In his final moments, Kei Sha realized Shin had grown more then he anticipated and later expressed regret that he wasn't able to pay his debt to his lord, Ri Boku.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Instinctive type: hunter|
A trusted subordinate and vassal of Ri Boku, Kei Sha is a peculiar instinctive general that was said to be the closest to take the final seat of the Three Great Heavens. At the time of his death, he was considered one of the five most important figureheads in the Zhao Military.
Tactical Abilities[edit | edit source]
With a high attribute of tactical knowledge, he is likened to a spider who weaves a web of fluid strategy to entangle and ensnare his opponents. His instinctive skills allowed him to defeat in simulation battles many strategists including Ri Boku himself at few occasions. Ri Boku later commented that even for him defeating Kei Sha in a live battle would not be an easy task.
To date, Kei Sha is the instinctual general with the highest attribute in the knowledge of war besides Ren Pa that in itself does not count for the strength of his own intuition. Duke Hyou remarked that despite the kinds of precarious situations he puts himself in or the strength of his offense, Kei Sha proved to be an elusive opponent. During the Battle of Kankoku Pass, he was able to effectively lead Duke Hyou into a trap and strike the rear of his army, nearly defeating him. When Qin devised a plan to use Duke Hyou as a bait in order to lure Kei Sha out and pincer him with Hi Shin Unit, he quickly realized their intentions and swiftly beat a retreat.
On the first day of the Battle of Koku You Hill, he decided to send his soldiers to the center hill as a bait. After that, he launched a flanking attack on the 2nd unit in order to completely cut off Rai Do's reinforcements. This enabled him to isolate Rai Do and Zenou units and force them to retreat - something that was even outside of Kan Ki's calculations. Later he was even able to figure out Kan Ki's weakness, however, due to his death at the hands of Shin, he wasn't able to use this information in battle.
Leadership[edit | edit source]
Kei Sha was noted to be a great leader who was even able to gain the loyalty of a lone wolf like Gaku Ei. With simple words of praise, he could inspire his men to endure the most brutal of battlefields. After his death, the remnants of his army would go berserk in order to avenge their master, which indicates the strong connection he had with his soldiers.
Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]
Kei Sha also proved himself to be a talented warrior and frontline general. He's able to lead the charge of his elite army in order to pincer Hi Shin Unit which led to the death of many of its soldiers. It was suggested that this move would completely wipe them out if not Zen Ou's counterattack. Later he was a challenge for Shin in their brief duel, showing surprising strength and precision when wielding his sword. However, he wasn't good enough to defeat the young commander and their clash ultimately ended in Kei Sha's death.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Manga[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kei Sha is based on a real historical general Qing She. However, there seem to be several differences between him and his historical counterpart. 
- Ri Boku gave him the moniker "The Silent Hunter" for his ability to entrap any opponent on the battlefield.
- As reveled in an Omake, Kei Sha was an orphan before Ri Boku took him under his wing.
References[edit | edit source]
- Chapter 274 page 6
- Chapter 251 page 11
- Chapter 253 page 10
- Chapter 472 page 13
- Chapter 318 page 11
- Chapter 402
- Chapter 449 page 14
- Chapter 472 page 5
- Chapter 274 page 5
- Chapter 466 page 12
- Chapter 274 page 13
- Chapter 318 page 11
- Chapter 449 page 14
- Chapter 449 page 18
- Chapter 468 page 14
- Chapter 560 page 15
- Chapter 557 page 4
- Chapter 446 page 3
- Chapter 472 page 15