|Epithet||Ten Bows of China|
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Sou Gen had long hair, long eyebrows and a goatee. He was wearing robes and had a long feather in his hair. He also wore a bracer on his left arm and carried his quiver on his lower back.
History[edit | edit source]
Sou Gen wanted to challenge Bashuri of Wei, so he left his family and headed to battlefield to join the Qin military. He was drafted to the Duke Hyou Army. When his sons objected due to a lack of a steady food supply, he dismissed their concerns by reminding them they could still hunt with their bows.
During a battle, Sou Gen had an archer duel with Duke Haku of Wei, a man considered to be one of the Ten Bows of China. With Sou Gen's sixth arrow, he pierced the right eye of Duke Haku. From that shot, Sou Gen was recognized as one of the Ten Bows of China.
Following that event Duke Hyou appointed Sou Gen to create and lead the special Sou Kyuu (Azure Bows) Unit. A roaming force comprised solely of mounted archers which lead the Duke Hyou army to many victory. The Azure Bows unit killed many enemy officers and saved many allies during Sou Gen's short period in the army.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
As one of the former Ten Bows of China, and to defeat one of the Ten Bows, there's no doubt that he was the best archer in Qin and one of the best of all the Ten Bows.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
He killed Duke Haku, one of the Ten Bows, in a archery duel. For this he was awarded and tasked to create and lead a special mounted archery unit. He was one of the higher ups in the army of great general Duke Hyou.
While being famous within the Duke Hyou Army and acknowledged as one of the Ten Bows of China for defeating Duke Haku, his military career was cut short with the majority of those outside the Duke Hyou Army unaware of his achievements; including his sons. This changed once his sons enlisted into the Hi Shin Unit and encountered former members of the Duke Hyou Army.