Having been born into a family-line of warriors and Imperial guards dating back centuries Hou Xin`s education to follow their footsteps started early.
Weapons Training, ranging from long range weapons to close combat and hand to hand martial arts were as well on the schedule as theoretical lessons in ethics, the art of war, strategy and tactics, and the code and conduct of a warrior.
Highly intelligent, quick witted, determined, tough and eager to study, train and to surpass himself over and over again Hou Xin
proved to be a fast learner and swiftly started to rise through the ranks.
Besides his outstanding fighting skills Hou Xin
also turned out to be an excellent strategist, advisor and orator capable of spinning eloquence or humor into an offhand comment and prone to render grand, moving speeches off the top of his head.
While maintaining his cool, Hou Xin
is rather adept at philosophical and strategical arguments, swiftly seeing the cracks in any opponent's logic without missing a beat in conversation.
After his forced act of self-blinding Hou Xin
worked hard to develop a way to make up for his lost vision in order to maintain his post. With the help of others he learned to utilize his other senses.
Without vision Hou Xin
relies mostly on sound and vibes caused by movement around him to create his own kind of “vision”
Additional concept for some Fantasy Verses:
is able to “detect” auras and thus distinguish non-human/magical beings from each other and of course also from other humans.
– This is either a trait passed down in his family from father to son.
- Or, second scenario: This happened during the breaking of the course, as some sort of “magical remnant”.