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Yo Tan Wa
Chinese Yang Duan He
Kanji 楊端和
Romaji Yoo Tan Wa
Epithet Lord of Death
Mountain King
Biographical Information
Marital Status Single
Age late 30s to early 40s
Gender Female
Eyes Blue
Hair Orange
Skin Pale
Relatives Unknown
State Qin
Residence Chouga
Location Ryouyou
Birth Place Chouga
Professional Information
Classification Mountain King
Army Commander
Occupation King
Affiliates Yo Tan Wa Army
Chouga Tribe
Ei Sei Faction
Qin Military
Military Rank Great General
Political Position Mountain King

Da Shang Zhao of Qin

Equipment Dual Swords
Japanese VA Sonozaki Mie
Manga Debut Chapter 20
Anime Debut Episode 7 Mentioned
Episode 8
It is all due to existence of the woman named Yo Tan Wa. Feared in the Mountain Realms as the "Lord of Death", as well as adored as their queen.


Yo Tan Wa, is the King of Qin’s Mountain Tribes, is the leader of the Confederation of Xirong mountain tribes as well as a member of the Six Great Generals of Qin. She is known in the mountain realms as the Lord of Death. After the Coalition War, she was also rewarded with the title of Da Shang Zhao of Qin.


Yo Tan Wa is an average sized, extremely beautiful, young woman with light-red hair and blue eyes, She wears long robes with various animal furs on top and is often seen wearing an intimidating mask with large fangs and horns on top, covering her whole face, Like most of the mountain folks, she also has tattoos on her face, one on her forehead, looking like a dot in a parenthesis, and two dots underneath each eye. Unlike most of her tribesmen, she has occasionally worn a cuirass of armor.


Although the mountain people are considered a savage tribe, Yo Tan Wa seems to be quite open-minded, as she was willing to listen to Sei's offer and reason with him.

Despite being a woman, she is very well respected by the other mountain people who obey her every order, That is the result of her strong will and her dominant personality as both a political and military leader.

However, while on the battlefield, she is shown to be aggressive, often ordering her troops to kill all the enemies and ruthlessly charging in herself.


  1. To unite the mountain tribes.
  2. Broaden the mountain world horizons, either through war or peace.


Yo Tan Wa became the king of the Chouga tribe at a relatively young age. As she was guided by the Chouga Elders, who showed her the territory of her domain, the idea of uniting all the mountain tribes under her rule was born in her mind.

At some point in the past, during a campaign, she met a young Ba Jio, who was then living like a savage beast, acting on instinct and feeding on human flesh. Yo Tan Wa was intrigued by his raw strength and decided to take him in and help him adapt to civilization.


Sei Kyou's Rebellion Arc[]

When Ei Sei first met Yo Tan Wa, she was an imposing figure, wearing a mask and sitting on a throne guarded by snarling wolves. Her distorted voice successfully hides the fact that she was a woman, something that shocked the others (and brought a blush to Heki's face) later. At first, Yo Tan Wa was determined to pass judgment on Ei Sei for the terrible betrayal that happened 400 years ago when the mountain people tried to forge an alliance with the Qin "plain dwellers", but she was willing to negotiate with Sei when he offered to renew their alliance and revealed his dream of uniting China. It turned out that she, too, shared a vision of a united mountain tribes' faction that would be in peaceful terms with Qin in order to broaden their horizons.

When Shin made his appearance in the throne room and yelled at the crowd to forget about the past in order to make future dreams come true, Yo Tan Wa's opinion was changed and she agreed to an alliance with Ei Sei. She led an army of 3,000 strong to help Sei reclaim his throne, overthrowing his brother's rebellion.

During the battle, Yo Tan Wa herself was managing her army acting as both the strategist and general and commanding from the front line. She demonstrated her fighting skills by confronting and killing many worthy opponents with relative ease.

Training Arc[]

After she returned to the Mountain Realm from the Sei Kyou Rebellion. Yo Tan Wa lead her Army to defeat all their rivals tribe after tribe. Doing that resulted in her influence steadily increasing in size which put most of the mountain lands to the west of Qin under her control.

Battle of Bayou Arc[]

During the Battle of Bayou, Yo Tan Wa visited Ei Sei to warn him about her dealings with the Horsemen Tribes. She, first, informed her allies about her feats so far and her progress in her attempts to unite the mountain tribes. Yo Tan Wa personally leading her forces continued to defeat their rivals, tribe after tribe, and with that, her influence had steadily increased in size. As of now, most of the mountain lands to the west of Qin had fallen under her control.

As Yo Tan Wa followed the mountain range north they started picking fights with the Xiongnu horsemen tribes that had long threatened Qin's northern borders and ultimately, she led an army of 80,000 to confront them head-on. However, by the time she arrived at their lands, an army of 100,000 tribesmen had already been massacred, most likely by a Zhao army. She then expressed her fear by the fact that such a huge battle was kept a secret because that army was about to make a surprise attack on the Qin army at Bayou.

Coalition Invasion Arc[]

During the Coalition invasion in Qin, Yo Tan Wa was leading her army against one of her biggest rival tribes, the large Kabanko faction to the north. However, when she was informed about Sei's desperate plea for assistance, she decided to postpone her own battle and lead her army to the city of Sai.

During the Battle of Sai Yo Tan Wa personally led an army of 30,000 warriors in a surprise attack against the Ri Boku Army western front with great speed. Commander Fu Tei led his unit to confront them head-on, in an attempt to stop their rapid advance, but after slashing through some soldiers he struggled to reach their main forces.

Great General Hou Ken set off to confront Yo Tan Wa, in order to stop her advance. The queen was also intrigued by his presence and wanted to fight him too, but at that point, Shin appeared and asked her to leave this opponent to him.

When the battle finally ended with the Zhao's retreat, the Qin forces stood as the undisputed victors. King Ei Sei knew that Yo Tan Wa's contribution to this battle was most crucial and so he expressed his utter gratitude for her valuable help. After celebrating their victory, Yo Tan Wa and her army left Sai immediately, as they were to resume their own campaign.

Koku You Campaign Arc[]

She acted the first time as a general of the Qin kingdom and sieged a Wei city for Ei Sei. Her army was able to easily take the city and when Hi Shin Unit arrives she welcomes them.

Western Zhao Invasion Arc[]

She was placed as the general of the second army of the western Zhao attack army. Along with Kan Ki who leads the first army, they were placed under General Ou Sen who acts as the commander of the third army as well as the supreme commander. She was selected as one of three generals to invade Gyou.

Battle of Ryouyou[]

She led her army into battle against Rozo and Shun Sui Ju. She divided her men into 3 armies and reserved Enpo as the besieger of Ryouyou while she acts like a bait to lure the Zhao and Quanrong to a trap.

Zhao Crisis Arc[]

Battle of Eikyuu Arc[]

Yo Tan Wa was selected as one of the new Six Great Generals when the system was revived. After that she returned to Zhao frontlines and continued to fight.

Zhao's Retaliation Arc[]

During the invasion her job is to keep the two forts of Heiyou and Bujou while Ou Sen and Kan Ki attack the northern region of Zhao.


Strength 95
Leadership 100
Intelligence 96
Experience S
The enemies shall die to her beauty

Strength 95
Leadership 99
Intelligence 96
Experience S
The enemies shall die to her beauty

Strength 95
Leadership 99
Intelligence 95
Experience A
Beauty 100

Strength 95
Leadership 99
Intelligence 95
Beauty 100

As the member of Six Great Generals of Qin and king of Xirong, Yo Tan Wa is one of the most talented military commanders of her era.

Physical Abilities[]

Yo Tan Wa's sword skill as she blitzes through the Quanrong like a speeding bullet.

Master Swordswoman: Yo Tan Wa is easily the most powerful and skilled swordswoman in the entire mountain realm. Her dueling skills are so great she easily defeated strong warriors like a young feral Bajio during their first meeting, Shunmen the Bird Fang Tribe's best swordsman, and the eldest brother of the Quanrong king, Goba in mere seconds. With her sword skills alone, she can quickly and effortlessly dispose of foot and mounted soldiers, who make the fatal mistake to underestimate her just because she is a woman. Handling both the major fighting and strategical maneuvers of the army, managing this way to keep her army's morale high at all times as she leads them from the front.

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: While it's rarely shown, Yo Tan Wa is also proficient in unarmed combat. She was able to knock out the Ragi Chieftain with one punch to punish him for insubordination.[1]


Yo Tan Wa's confidence in her own skills as she leads her army from the front lines, is the Lord of Death's greatest asset. With a passionate speech, she can create an amazing explosion of morale in her army which may also result in crushing the morale of her opponents. She is adored by her tribes to the point where they can even go on suicide charges if she orders them to do so. With only 50,000 tribesmen she was able to stop 90,000 strong Zhao soldiers and it was noted that the moment they have challenged her mountain troops "fight as men possessed". With a leadership stat of 100, Yo Tan Wa is one of the greatest leaders in the series.

Tactical Abilities[]

Yo Tan Wa's tactics revolve around using herself as a bait (often at the risk of her own life) while leaving the important missions to her commanders. She used this strategy in order to lure out most of Quan Rong and Zhao forces away from Ryouyou leaving it almost defenseless while having the Enshu Tribe climb up the walls in order to capture the city. In addition this allowed her to lure out the Quan Rong King Rozo and spread out his forces giving her army a chance to kill him. She also demonstrated the "Danai and Manai" tactic, which revolves around launching a faint attack that knocks on and shakes the wall of enemies and sending a real attack right after to deal with heavy damage.

The Lord of Death possesses a great talent for siege battles as seen when she took Wei's impregnable fortress of Enshi in a day. And further demonstrated her skills as she correctly estimated the time needed to take down Retsubi and siege it with less than half the time given by general Ou Sen. Later on, she was one of few people that realized the existence of a trap within the city.


Apart from her skills as a military commander, Yo Tan Wa is a gifted political leader as well. As king of the mountain tribes, she has managed to unite many different factions into one strong faction, which she personally controls. As a Da Shang Zhao, she also holds vast political power given from the Qin's court.


# Against Status Start in chapter End in chapter
1 vs.Bajio Win Chapter 39 Chapter 39
2 vs. Shunmen Win Chapter 107 Chapter 107
3 vs. Goba Win Chapter 566 Chapter 566


Momentum can be a crucial element in winning a battle. However, to achieve victory with the only momentum is something that is limited to small-scale guerrilla warfare.

(Chapter 25, page 8)

Look there. Our enemies hide atop their walls, chirping like small birds. To call something like that a warcry is laughable! What sound does a real warcry make!? What does a true warriors roar sound like!?

(Chapter 505, page 13)


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Yo Tan Wa's portrait in the colored gallery.
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Yo Tan Wa on volume 3 cover
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Yo Tan Wa on volume 47 cover
Yo Tan Wa on chapter 566 cover
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A young Yo Tan Wa meets Bajio
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Yo Tan Wa standing over a defeated Shunmen.
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Yo Tan Wa meets with Ei Sei
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Yo Tan Wa leads her united army
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Leading her Yo Tan Wa Army to save Sai
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Yo Tan Wa being thanked by Ei Sei
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Yo Tan Wa vs Goba
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Yo Tan Wa kills and beheads Goba.

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Yo Tan Wa's character design anime S1
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S3 character design
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Young Yo Tan Wa
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Yo Tan Wa and Bajio's first meeting


  • Yo Tan Wa is based on a real Qin general Yang Duan He.
  • Like Kyou Kai, she was actually a man in the true history of ancient China. There are also no evidence of him being mountain king.
  • Yo Tan Wa is a mean and bossy drunk.


  1. Chapter 552 Page 5

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