Ri Shi

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Ri Shi anime portrait.PNG

Chinese Li Si
Kanji 李斯
Romaji Ri Shii
Epithet Keeper of Legalism
Four Pillars of Ryo Fui (Defunct)
Biographical Information
Status
Alive
Marital Status Single
Gender Male
Eyes Brown
Hair Dark Violet
Skin Brown
State Qin
Residence Kanyou City
Location Kanyou City
Professional Information
Occupation Politician
Affiliates Qin Government
Ryo Fui Faction (Defunct)
Political Position Head of Administration
Media
Japanese VA Aoki Tsuyoshi
Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 96
Anime Debut Episode 16
It doesn't have to be me. Even if you and I die...The law will continue to live on and continue to evolve. For that is what the law is.

—Ri Shi to Shou Bun Kun.

Allow me to pose you a question, Shou Bun Kun. Just What are Laws anyway? Answer me, Shou Bun Kun.

Shou Bun Kun: Laws are to regulate people by ...the use of punishment... 

Ridiculous! Punishment is nothing more than the method and not the true essence of law!

Shou Bun Kun: T..then Just what is law then!? Ri Shi!? 

The law is a wish!! A way to guide both a nation and its people towards the ideal state that one envisions!! After unification...Just what do you hope to happen to all the people living in these lands? How do you wish them to live their lives? What direction do you wish them to take!? Ponder the answer to those questions well!!

—Ri Shi lectures Shou Bun Kun about the essence of the law.

Ri Shi was one of the Four Pillars of Ryo Fui and is the current head of administration and legalism in the State of Qin. He defected to the king's faction in order to create laws for all of China.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

His hair is tied back in a ponytail and has a small mustache.

Personality[edit | edit source]

A quiet man with a no-nonsense nature who speaks mainly about state matters with others. He had no issue ordering the assassination of those who pose a threat to the Ryo Fui Faction.

He seems very strict and is a man that can think big and is willing to deal with difficult tasks. He is able to see little signs and changes in behavior, getting a clear image of the person in front of him.

Story[edit | edit source]

Training Arc[edit | edit source]

Ri Shi makes his first appearance along with the rise of the Ryo Faction.

Sanyou Aftermath Arc[edit | edit source]

Accompanying Shou Hei Kun to the region of Sanyou, Ri Shi is placed in charge of administration and his duty is to ensure the region adheres to Qin laws. Sometime later, he becomes puzzled as to the sudden influx of allies to their faction, he finds out that the Royal Harem has been manipulating things behind the scenes. Thinking over the new information, Ri Shi realizes the dangerous game that Ryo Fui is playing as news of this could destroy him. After killing the informant, he tells Ryo that reliance on the royal harem faction is a double-edged sword for their camp.

At the swearing in of the new chancellors, Ri Shi was expected to be elected as the "Chancellor of the Left" but is angered when the position is given to Sho Bun Kun. Sai Taku tells Ri Shi to be patient as his time will soon come to be a chancellor.

Conspiracy in the Court Arc[edit | edit source]

State of Ai Arc[edit | edit source]

Bureaucrats Job Arc[edit | edit source]

After the failure of the rebellion of Rou Ai, the Ryo Fui Faction lost its power. So it came, that Ri Shi was stripped all of his titles and privileges and was thrown into prison for his crimes against the state. There he returned to his days as a normal legalist and continually wrote up new drafts of the law until Shou Bun Kun came to ask him about the laws that could reign all of China. After listening to his answers and theories on the law, Shou Bun Kun begs Ri Shi to lend the king his strength and knowledge, he accepts the invitation of Shou Bun Kun to join the king's faction.

Western Zhao Invasion Arc[edit | edit source]

After being released, Ri Shi retakes his place in the courts of Qin and Ei Sei pardons him for his past crimes. Later, he notices the distress on Shou Hei Kun's face and questions him on it. He was dispatched in the region past Retsubi, along with many Qin civilians, in order to stabilize it. Because of his previous experience with Sanyou, recent reports have all been about how efficient his operation has been.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

STATS
Strength 55
Leadership 84
Intelligence 91
Experience B
Politics 97
STATS
Strength 55
Leadership 84
Intelligence 90
Experience C
Politics 96


Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • [To Shou Bun Kun] With my position as one of the Pillars now a thing of the past, I have returned to being a simple legalist. And what is there for a legalist to do, but to read and study works of the law...and then, think and draw up drafts of new laws?
  • [ To Shou Bun Kun] I'm not surprised. a government based on the law that will over this entire land. What you speak of is something that touches upon the true essence of Legalism. It is not something that the likes of you would be able to see or comprehend. 

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The only man who rivals Ri Shi in his knowledge of legalism is Kan Pi Shi aka Han Fei also known as Han Fei Zi.
  • Ri Shi is often the straight man of the funny moments within the courts of Qin or his former master, Ryo Fui.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Colored portrait.
Ri Shi Character Design anime S1.PNG
Ri Shi's character design anime S1
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Ri Shi in Anime season 2


Characters
Ai
Royal Palace
Royal Family Rou Ai - Queen Mother

Government Chou Kou - Ko Reki
Generals Current
Han O Ki
Former
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
Han
Great Generals Sei Kai

2000-Man Commanders Formerly
Bakan
Jo
Residence
Leader Jo Elder

Civilian Shuu (Jo)
Qi
Royal Palace
Royal Family Ou Ken
Military
Generals Ganmo
Qin
Royal Family Current
Ei Sei - Queen Mother - Rei - Rui
Former
Boku Kou - Sei Kyou - Sho - Sou Jou

Government Current
Ri Shi - Ryo Fui - Sai Taku - Shi Shi - Shou Hei Kun - Shou Bun Kun
Former
Ketsu Shi

Royal Harem Amin - Chou Kou - Kou - Rou Ai - You
Great Generals Current
Mou Bu - Tou
Former
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
Former
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
Former
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
Wei
Royal Palace
Royal Family Kei Bin
Great Generals Current
Go Hou Mei
Former
Renpa
Seven Fire Dragons:
Current
Gai Mou
Former
Go Kei - Tai Roji - Shi Ei - Rei Ou - Shou Sen - Ba Tou

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

1000-Man Commanders Former
Dou Sei

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

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

Army Commanders Current
Ba Tei - Kin Mou - Gaku Ei - Kai Gou
Former
Ryuu Tou

1000-Man Commander Gou Ran

Strategists Chousou

Commanders Kaine - Fu Tei

Others Gika

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