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Kyou Kai
Chinese Qiang Lei
Kanji 羌瘣
Biographical Information
Marital Status Single
Age 25 (Zhao's Retaliation Arc)

24 ((Battle of Eikyuu Arc)
23 (Zhao Crisis, War of the Three States, and Shiyuu Conflict Arcs)
22 (Western Zhao Invasion Arc)
21 (Koku You Campaign and Bureaucrats Job Arcs)
20 (State of Ai Arc)
19 (Conspiracy in the Court and Fire Dragons of Wei Arcs)
18 (Kyou Kai's Revenge Arc)
17 (Coalition Invasion Arc)
16 (Sanyou Campaign Arc)
15 (Alliance Arc)
14 (Battle of Bayou Arc)
13 (Keiyou Campaign and Assassination Arcs)

Gender Female
Eyes Green
Hair Black
Skin Pale White
Relatives Kyou Shou(Adopted Older Sister)

Kyou Shiki(Adopted Little Sister)
Kyou Rei (Adopted Little Sister)

State Qin
Residence Fuuri, Qin
Location With the Hi Shin Army, Zhao
Professional Information
Classification Unit Commander
Shiyuu Candidate (Formerly)
Occupation Soldier
Affiliates Hi Shin Army
Kyou Kai Unit
Qin Military
Kyou Tribe
Clan Shiyuu
Military Rank 5000-Man Commander
Equipment Ryoku Sui
Japanese VA Yōko Hikasa
Manga Debut Chapter 49
Anime Debut Episode 17
Game Debut Kingdom: Ikkitousen No Tsurugi!
O ancient darkness...primordial flame, what is it that lies...within your eyes? O bright light that splits the Heavens, rumbling tremors that shake the Earth, what pulse beats...within your ears? Man walks adrift, a vessel of the Earth. I dance for thee, O God of Lightning! Ah...Ryoku Sui...Let blood boil over!

—Kyou Kai's Dance Pray, Chapter 621: Caller

Kyou Kai is a 5000-Man Commander and a lieutenant in the Hi Shin Army, in which she considers herself, and her unit, bound to. Kyou Kai is also a former member of the legendary assassin Clan Shiyuu. She left the clan when she was 13 years old since she was determined to avenge the death of her older sister, Kyou Shou, who was killed by Yuu Ren in the Clan Shiyuu's ritual. After defeating and killing Yuu Ren and attainting her revenge, she has since dedicated herself to becoming a Great General of Qin.


Kyou Kai first appeared as a short 13 year girl with a petite looking appearance and large jade green eyes with shoulder-length hair. Two strands of her hair fall on each side of her face with her bangs reaching eye level whenever she took her headband off tied into a ponytail with a ribbon and carries her exquisitely beautiful jade green and ruby embodied Chinese Jian sword known as Ryoku Sui on her back. By the end of the two year time skip after the Coalition Invasion Arc and her return to the Hi Shin Unit, Kyou Kai's hairstyle subtle changed with two thick strands of hair overlapping her headband and her becoming even more beautiful. In terms of clothing, Kyou Kai wears a white scarf and dons red and white clothing with sleeves longer than her arms and a white headband with two red markings symbols of her tribe.


She has a quiet personality, saying little unless she is giving advice. Others who have seen her inhuman talent with the sword have called her a monster as she cuts down her opponents with ease. She has grown warmer towards her comrades following the completion of her quest to avenge her sister. Kyou Kai holds disdain for those who are clueless of the Shiyuu.


  1. Avenge Shou's death (achieved in Chapter 363)
  2. Becoming a Great General (Ongoing)
  3. To have Shin's children (Unknown after founding out how babies were made.)


Strength 96 + extra large α
Leadership 86
Intelligence 89
Experience A
Tends to be quite unreasonable

Strength 96 + extra large α
Leadership 85
Intelligence 88
Experience B
Hidden phrase: I'm starving

Strength 95 + large α
Leadership 80
Intelligence 87
Experience C
I dance cool lines with Ryokusui

Strength 94 + large α
Leadership 80
Knowledge 87
Endurance: somewhat lacking

Strength Unknown
Leadership Unknown
Knowledge Unknown

Kyou Kai was noted to be an incredibly talented commander with the same qualities as the previous generation of Six Great Generals.[1] She is a prodigy warrior and assassin even amongst the legendary Clan Shiyuu and was the one to likely obtain the Shiyuu title if she took part in the ritual.[2]

Physical Abilities[]

Kyou Kai exchanging blows with Hou Ken during their second duel.

Master Swordswoman: Kyou Kai is a dangerously fearsome master swordswoman whose skill is said to be "beyond human".[3] She is strong enough to kill multiple opponents within a single stroke of blade, splitting them in half and was shown to take down masses of enemies on the battlefield. Despite this, she exhibits total control over her strength as she skillfully cut Shin's clothes intentionally during their fight without causing him to bleed and knocks him down with a heavy stroke. This shows the clear skill difference as Shin is bigger than her yet she can deliver powerful attacks that are at odds with her size. Furthermore, she continued to prove her superiority over Shin in numerous sparing matches. She also believed herself to be capable of slaying general Gyou’un in a ground fight.[4]

  • Mist Technique: A special move taught in a Kyou Tribe where the user delivers a barrage of slashes from different angles to overwhelm her opponent. Kyou Kai taught this technique to Shiki.[5] [6]

Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Besides her status as a master sword wielder, Kyou Kai is also proficient in unarmed combat. She first demonstrated her skills when she crippled two thugs for their food during her journey for vengeance and frequently "disciplines" Shin whenever the need arise. She is also knowledgeable in disarming martial arts as she taught Kou and other Hi Shin soldiers joint locks.[7]

Immense Agility: She shows tremendous agility and balance by effortlessly dodging enemy attacks and balancing her entire body on Shin's blade.[8] Her speed is so such vast that she can kill people before they even notice that they had been struck. She was also shown to keep up and even outpace powerful opponents like Yuu Ren and Hou Ken.

Immense Strength: Despite her delicate feature, Kyou Kai is a walking powerhouse as she can cut through multiple grown men in half with a single swing of her sword.[9][10] She could also easily pierce through Clan Kakuriki's layer of hardened chi that was said to be impervious to all forms of blades.[11] And during the Hi Shin Unit's strength competition tournament, she was able to easily beat Shin in arm wrestling making her the defacto physically the strongest member of the entire unit at the time.[12]

Enhanced Healing Rate: Similarly to Ri Shin, Kyou Kai was noted to have a superhuman healing rate.[13] After being seriously wounded by Ryuu Tou and falling several meters to the ground she was able to recover fast enough to be back on the battlefield the next day, despite only having basic medical treatment (although it was noted that the wound didn't heal completely)[14].

Chi Manipulation: Thanks to a lifetime of Shiyuu training, she displays accurate breath control that allows her to manipulate her Chi for a variety effects like enhancing her physical abilities[15] Her weakness is her short stamina as seen in the assassination attempt and the Battle at Dakan Plains. Opponents that can survive until she runs out of breath can quickly turn the fight in their favor so fighting alongside comrades can give some protection if this were to happen. Kyou Kai can somewhat compensate for it with short breaks on the battlefield, during which she is guarded by her personal soldiers.[16] She can also manipulate Chi of other people for medical purposes as shown when she helped to calm down Shin's fever after their fight.[17]

  • Life Sharing Technique: by enchanting a special song, Kyou Kai can open her Chi pathway, connect it to another person, and share her life energy as shown when she brought Shin back to life. By offering half of the users' lifespan the technique will give a one in two chance of reviving a person who just died.[18] Reviving a person who is already deep within the world of darkness will give one in ten chance under the same circumstances.[19] After using it on Shin, Kyou Kai's lifespan has been shortened and thus she is incapable of using it the second time. It was also noted that some of her other techniques became much weaker or no longer possible to use.[20]
  • Chi Sense: Kyou Kai demonstrated the ability to sense the appearance of enemies such as Hou Ken and even to determine the nature of their Chi.[21]
  • Priestess Dance: Noted by the elders of the Shiyuu Clan to be the most talented practitioner of the Priestess Dance of her generation, Kyou Kai has demonstrated the mastery over the Shiyuu techniques on multiple occasions.[22] Before challenging Yuu Ren, she single-handedly slew multiple highly skilled Shiyuu assassins who were also using the Priestess Dance, proving her vastly superior mastery of the same technique. During her battle with Yuu Ren, she showed the ability to use a different form of the Priestess Dance by using her worldly attachments (her bond with the HSU) in order to anchor herself to the world and come back from even the deepest depths of the dance. This allowed her to break the "Hakuryou/Soul Territory" Taboo without dying. Doing so enabled her to reach a level that surpassed even Yuu Ren who has completed the Shiyuu ritual. When Kyou Kai uses her Priestess Dance, the movements around her start getting slower and slower, until, at the very end, when even the flying insects are completely still.[23]

Master Assassin: As the prodigy of the strongest assassin clan in China, Kyou Kai received strict training in the art of assassination. Kyo Kai's ability to hide her presence is such advanced that she can even sneak behind assassins from other clans and break into various highly secured places such as Ryuu Tou's base camp.[24][25]

  • Sound Muffling Technique: A special assassination technique used to hide the sound of one's footsteps.[26]

Master Healer: As a member of Shiyuu Clan, Kyou Kai received education in medical techniques and herbs. She is capable of producing a special medicine that can speed up the healing process.[27] The medicine was shown to heal even very serious injuries when used on Shin and Ou Hon.


It was noted that Kyou Kai's men have exceptionally high morale when she is around.[28] She is also capable of rallying them with a simple speech before an important clash.[29]

Tactical Abilities[]

Kyou Kai is naturally talented at strategy and can easily think up of solutions to battlefield problems despite never having any formal training. As such, she was the primary strategist of the Hi Shin Unit prior to Ka Ryo Ten's arrival. She was even able to invent her own unique anti-cavalry tactic known as Gouriki. During the Sanyou Campaign, Kyou Kai was the first person to figure out Gen Pou's sound communication and created a plan to interfere with it by making similar sounds.[30] During Gyou Campaign, she was also the first person to comprehend the purpose behind Ou Sen's "Locusts" strategy.[31] When pressured by Gyou'un Army she set up two anchor points on the sides in order to funnel the enemy straight down the middle and push them back in one swoop with infantry.[32] This allowed her to hold the position and prevent a large portion of the Hi Shin Unit from being wiped out.



  • Like Yo Tan Wa and many other female characters, Kyou Kai was historically a man. Qiang Lei was a Qin general tasked to defeat Zhao alongside Yang Duan He and Huan Yi.
  • Prior to announcing her intent to have Shin's children, Kyou Kai was falsely taught by her sister Shou that babies are made when a man and a woman team up, climb a mountain, and make something explode. But Ten quickly explained to her how babies are really made. Afterward, she couldn’t face or even be near Shin for a while.
  • The third volume of the guidebook released after her duel with Yuu Ren added +特大α to her STR stat which is distinct from the +α of Yuu Ren and her late sister. This indicates that Kyou Kai's Priestess Dance has improved compared to before. (means large and 特大 means extra large)
  • Shown in Chapter 462, Kyou Kai has a super-fast regeneration rate like Shin.


  1. Chapter 550 Page 12
  2. Chapter 358 Page 6
  3. Chapter 452 Page 11
  4. Chapter 584 Page 6
  5. Chapter 667 Page 8
  6. Chapter 668 Page 6-8
  7. Volume 28 Omake
  8. Chapter 87 Page 18
  9. Chapter 469 Page 17
  10. Chapter 549 Page 5
  11. Chapter 85 Page 10
  12. Volume 19 Omake
  13. Chapter 462 Page 10
  14. Chapter 470 Page 5
  15. Volume 19 Omake.
  16. Chapter 549 Page 6
  17. Chapter 92 Page 12
  18. Chapter 630 Page 16
  19. Chapter 630 Page 17
  20. Chapter 632 Page 10
  21. Chapter 137 Page 17
  22. Chapter 141 Page 9
  23. Chapter 359 Page 10
  24. Chapter 83 Page 7
  25. Chapter 452 Page 8
  26. Chapter 665 Page 11
  27. Chapter 223 Page 8
  28. Chapter 548 Page 17
  29. Chapter 548 Page 20
  30. Chapter 208 Page 6
  31. Chapter 515 Page 16
  32. Chapter 548 Page 14-15

Royal Palace
Royal Family Rou Ai - Queen Mother

Government Chou Kou - Ko Reki
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Han O Ki
Wa Tegi

Commanders Han Roki - Ha Mui - Bu Tai
Royal Palace
Royal Family Formerly
Shou Hei Kun

Government Shun Shin Kun
Great Generals Kan Mei - Ka Rin

Generals Formerly
Rin Bu Kun

1000-Man Commanders Haku Rei - Kou Yoku
Great Generals Sei Kai

2000-Man Commanders Formerly
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Ei Sei - Queen Mother - Rei - Rui
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Government Current
Ri Shi - Ryo Fui - Sai Taku - Shi Shi - Shou Hei Kun - Shou Bun Kun
Ketsu Shi

Royal Harem Amin - Chou Kou - Kou - Rou Ai - You
Great Generals Current
Mou Bu - Tou
Chou Tou - Duke Hyou - Mou Gou

Six Great Generals:
Ko Shou - Kyou - Haku Ki - Ou Ki - Ou Kotsu - Shiba Saku

Generals Current
Do Mon - Heki - Kan Ki - Kan Ou - Ou Sen - Roku O Mi - Ryuu Koku - Shou Kaku
Dou Kin - Ei Bi - En Ka - Koku Gou - Ra Gen - Rin Bou - Ryuu

5000-Man Commanders Ou Hon - Shin

3000-Man Commanders Kyou Kai

2000-Man Commanders Mou Ten

1000-Man Commanders Curent
Hoku Shu - Gaku Rai - Kaku Un - Kan Jou - Ogiko - Ran Dou
Baku Koshin - Jou Han - Kaku Bi - Tai Un

100-Man Commanders Chu Tetsu - Den Ei - Den Yuu - Hai Rou - Kyo Gai - Ryuu Sen

10-Squad Leaders Bi Hei - Ro En - Ryuu Yuu - Seki - Suu Gen - Taku Kei

5-Squad Leaders Former
Batsu Ken - Bi Tou - Bun Ketsu - Hou - Kyou Ji - San Ka - Yuu Gi

Strategists Ka Ryo Ten - Kai Oku - Mou Ki
Mountain Tribe
King Yo Tan Wa

Elders Chouga Elders

Warriors Ba Jio - Fuji - Rankai - Shunmen - Tajifu - Toji
Royal Palace
Royal Family Kei Bin
Great Generals Current
Go Hou Mei
Seven Fire Dragons:
Gai Mou
Go Kei - Tai Roji - Shi Ei - Rei Ou - Shou Sen - Ba Tou

Generals Current
Fuu Haku - Kan Ei
Kyuu Gen - Haku Kisai - Ga Gyuu - Rinko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou

1000-Man Commanders Former
Dou Sei

Strategists Hyou Ki
Great Generals Current
Geki Shin - Gaku Ki
Royal Palace
Royal Family Tou Jou
Great Generals Three Great Heavens
Ri Boku - Hou Ken
Rinshoujou - Ren Pa - Chousha
Gaku Jou

Generals Current
Kou Son Ryuu - Ri Haku - Ki Sui - Ba Nan Ji - Shuu Sui Ju
Man Goku - Shou Mou - Fuu Ki - Rin Ko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou - Kei Sha

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Ba Tei - Kin Mou - Gaku Ei - Kai Gou
Ryuu Tou

1000-Man Commander Gou Ran

Strategists Chousou

Commanders Kaine - Fu Tei

Others Gika

Merchants Former
Ryo Fui - Shi Ka - A Mon - Kou Shou