Character Name: Fen Voicecarrier
Physical Appearance and Apparel
Fen has a blue/white skin/scale color and whisker-like barbels longer than most Jinyu’s are, signifying he might be older in age. There are a few locations on his body where there are no scales and there is a pinkish hue to the skin in those spots – scars from various altercations or accidents during training. The most prominent scar on his body is one on his right leg, which look like three long depressions on the front and back, in other words a scratch. There are also smaller depressions on the upper portion of the leg from where the tiger bit him as it held on. His arm-fins have never truly recovered from the altercation he had with his father long ago and remain torn and scarred in places, reducing his speed when swimming underwater as a result. He tends to wear a light robe that is red in coloration and made of silk, although his robe has the symbol of the heavy lotus school embroidered into the back, and a symbol in his belt that identifies him as the second highest rank in the school (Padmava’s second in command, so to speak). The clamp that holds the robe over his shoulder is made out of steel and painted pink, as well as his belt being pink, so that he identifies with the rest of the school despite the red wardrobe.
One other noteworthy quality to Fen is that he has a strong body odor even for a Jinyu, and although he used to try and mask the scent in various ways, he no longer does. And so he smells, especially when his skin isn’t dry and he has been able to swim/bathe.
His height and weight are average of those of Jinyu, perhaps a little thinner and weighting a little less now that age is catching up to him.
Fen is very quiet, and when he does speak, it’s very sharp in tone and intention most of the time. For the most part, his expression is very serious and almost angry looking, although even when he is happy he might be keeping this expression by default. It’s just his facial structure. He is very contrary on purpose, even when speaking with his only superior, Padmava, with whom he has a long and complex father/daugther-like relationship. While she views him as an older brother, he views her as if she were a child as she was when he first dealt with her, and so he is much more paternal. With anyone else that deals with him he is even more frequently contrary and argumentative even if he doesn’t even believe his own argument. Although he’s more likely to put himself out there and actually have a conversation/argument with somebody if he does believe in his argument, and that’s usually the case since he prefers to not speak much. Much of his personality is a struggle against the title/surname he shares with Padmava, Voicecarrier, which he hopes comes off as ironic in his own case. He does not put much value on words.
In short, Fen is a very icy individual and it takes a while for anyone to warm up to him due to his intentionally cold demeanor, particularly with students learning under him. Although he might come off as preferring to intimidate his students due to the way in which he tests them and criticizes them, he has returned to his old philosophy of believing people excel when they’re friends helping each other out rather than competing with each other, which he understands might come off as difficult from himself due to how unfriendly he is. However, he likes to go out of his way, secretly and quietly, to scheme and plot ways to bring people closer together even if that means putting them into a dangerous or chaotic situation that might only be bonding the students out of their shared troubles.
|“||"Aesthetically and emotionally, the pod of eggs you were born into were as precious as pearls. Except for yours, Fen. There was something that got into your sac that clouded it up. When you burst out of it, the foulest odor I ever encountered drifted into the air – and you’ve still got that air about you."||”|
– Fen's Father
This is what Fen’s father told him whenever he gave anyone attitude. Of course, this was nothing but a story. Fen was born in Pearlfin village, from a perfectly healthy egg, and was raised to isolate himself from both the outside world and his internal ambitions much like the rest of the batch. However, growing up in Pearlfin Village, education was a necessary corequisite to physical training, and as isolated as his village was, trade still occurred and a thus basic understanding of Pandaria was expected of everyone. The primary source of outside connection came to the village rather than the village going out into Pandaria, but there was a waterspeaker by the name of Nou who frequently travelled to shrines throughout the land and Fen became very close to him, listening to every word of the stories he had to tell to the villagers. It was Nou, and the tidbits about Pandaria that he learned through his education, that led to a dream of one day leaving the village and travelling as a representative for his people in some way shape or form. However, he did not show signs of being a waterspeaker and instead was grown and conditioned into the category of a warrior. Because of the injuries he had received and the dangers he ran into, Fen believed that if anyone like Nuo were to go out into the world they ought to know how to defend themselves better, as much as he admired him. And so that was his primary reasoning to not resist going down the path that was chosen for him. At least at first.
Fen had always been a quiet and focused child growing up, but as he reached his adolescence and began his warrior training, he began to make friends with both established warriors and his fellow trainees. These friendships did not last long. When they were kicking back and relaxing during the chance times they were able to, topics were introduced that Fen felt uncomfortable discussing. He stayed quiet at first, but eventually the friends prodded at him until he admitted to them the things he kept to himself: he had his own unique ideas about subjects that threw everyone off, but most importantly, he wanted to leave the village and see the world. There were where, what, whens, and who asked of Fen, but the most off putting was his answer to the why: he didn’t like life in the village, and the way in which his own people lived. He lost his friends here, as well as drawing heavy criticism from everyone in the village, but it also pushed him to actually have a game plan should he one day find the chance to leave – Nuo spoke of a monastery of monks that accepted people of all walks of life, and this place was a goal he kept to himself in fear of further social torture. When he turned fifteen he reached an age when a boy could be considered a man, given success in trials set before him and the approvals of the water. His trial was to hunt down a beast on his own, and then work with a team to take down a larger selection of beasts as assessments of his power as an individual and as a team player. He succeeded in this trial without a single scratch, but when it came the time for one of the elders to speak to the waters for final approval, Fen was the only one who supposedly wasn’t spoken of at all – apparently the waters gave no indication of his future as a warrior, at least according to this specific waterspeaker, who had previously learned about Fen’s ambitions that were quickly shut down by his former friends, so despite his position this elder decided to hear only the things that it wanted to hear – not about the other future the waters vaguely spoke of for the young man.
A year later, Fen was given another chance at adulthood and once again becoming a warrior, and he had to go through the assessments once again – this time he excelled and came through as the leader of the team during the team assessment, and was the fastest to finish his individual assessment. It was Nou’s turn to be the waterspeaker for this group of boys, but he arrived a day late, with a one-armed Pandaren child to everyone’s bewilderment. To Fen, his hero had returned and he didn’t even know what to think. Nou was the most objective waterspeaker there was when it came to this group and the waters gave him additional information: the Pandaren child was destined to find herself growing up in the Tian Monastery but it wasn’t Nou himself who would be responsible for getting her there and watching over her – the waters finally revealed to him that it was Fen who was to take up the task, to the anger and frustration of everyone in the village who knew Fen.
Just because Nou held a position of respect as one of the elders and a well attuned waterspeaker, and just because Fen excelled at all tasks expected of a warrior – having turned a team who disliked him into his own followers during the assessment, didn’t mean the other elders were just going to let another elder stumble on in and speak clearly and with authority because of what Nou called his ‘water clarity’. It took an entire month for them to decide on what to do with this Pandaren, and voted to have the next Pandaren they traded with take Padmava to the monastery for them. Unfortunatly, the next Pandaren trading party declined, not headed in the direction, and so in frustration they went back to the roundtable. During this month, Fen was careful to express his knowledge of Pandaria, the Pandaren, and what little language he knew without any mistake, and as a result the other elders gave in to the prophesy that Fen would be the one who took her to the monastery but ignored the bit about him watching over her –instead telling him that he must come back so that he could finally be deemed a man and a warrior of the village, they promised it of him.
Fen put up a façade in his reaction: a smile, a humble statement of being grateful for them looking past his previous ambitions, and telling them he couldn’t wait for the ceremony when he got back. Of course, Fen had other plans and the only one who knew it and could see right through it was Nou, but the elder was the truly humble one in the situation and didn’t say a word beyond the look of understanding he gave Fen on the morning he was to leave and take the child to the Monastery.
It was that look that Nou gave him that kept Fen going on this journey – first stepping into it, he thought it was going to be an easy one, but the path to the monastery proved troublesome. Taking care of a baby was something he was entirely foreign to and hadn’t previously learned about, so he had to struggle to also take care of Padmava as he travelled through the wilderness with her, often giving her the wrong food with bad consequences half a day later. And defending himself was easy at first, until this baby became altogether irritable and caused him to be so as well. When he was making his way through the Jade Forest, Fen woke up to a tiger sniffing at the baby that laid beside him asleep – the tiger chose Fen as a potential meal instead and jumped him before he could reach for his weapon to protect himself, and lost a chunk out of his leg as a result. He managed to kill the beast, but he would carry the scar around for a long time. The wound and constant stress made him feel very weak and prepared to turn around and give up, but he kept going knowing that his fears had no worth because the waters have already spoken of his survival. When Fen arrived to the monastery, the monks there were a lot less receptive to taking and raising the weak, one armed child that he carried into its grounds. They told Fen that it was his responsibility, and not theirs, but when Fen tried to explain himself he didn’t know enough of the language to do so, and so it was assumed that his primary reason for being there was to become a monk and the baby was just a burden thrown on him for some odd reason. And thus began the most difficult time in his life – trying to learn a new language, take care of a weak baby and somehow successfully raise her into childhood, all the while being driven near insane by the weird and unfathomable tests he was put through as a monk in training. By the time he learned how to explain everything and that he didn’t come to the monastery to become a monk, he had become so used to the hardship that he didn’t even speak of it and just carried on with the struggles of raising this child.
By the time Padmava reached the age where she could begin displaying her aptitude to become a monk, which was proven in the form of her beating up a training grounds bully her age despite her weakness and lack of both arms, other monks took interest in helping Fen raise the child. Padmava and Fen had a lot of trouble, with her being a difficult child and Fen not exactly being the fatherly type, her first ten years of life were odd to say the least. Despite this, Fen didn’t feel put-off enough to just hand her over to everyone else, and still remained a strong presence in her life and often the one to make the big decisions for her even in the face of his own superiors. It is for this reason that he knew that this was somebody he would indeed be looking after for the rest of his own life. That being said, all this help gave him the chance to more intensely train himself to be a better monk and yet there was this confusing blank space in his life now that all the time was freed up, but with the help of his least favorite master he had to deal with, a Hozen to his own disbelief ever since he got there, he was thrown into a philosophical and to a smaller extent existential crises due to actually being thankful and receptive of a Hozen.
Another few years went by and Fen further struggled with raising Padmava – she was an adolescent now and he was critical of how she was being treated as prodigal just because she was deformed, and they had a first of what would be many falling outs because of this. Furthermore, she was worrying him and everyone else yet again because she was reaching the age of Pandaren physical adulthood and she was still the size of a young adolescent, and the masters eventually just took advantage of this to use her as an example for other monks in training her age, because she was obviously born with some type of illness and she just kept going and excelling despite it. And then Fen called one of the masters out on it – one of the largest and most imposing masters to boot. As friendless and harsh as he had always been, Fen quickly earned disapproval of many people in the monastery due to the words he gave the master, and this angered the master enough to challenge Fen to a duel, which he inevitably lost. For a good month or two, Fen was degrading as a monk and constantly failing in his training challenges, and was threatened to be asked to leave if he kept it up. It wasn’t until Padmava realized Fen’s intentions in all of this and took his side in the criticism of how she was being treated that he was once again respected – because this just further impressed her superiors. The master that defeated him in a duel apologized to Fen for the previous altercation and dispute, but all of it left a bad taste in Fen’s mouth despite regaining his respect from his peers because it was yet again stemming from people giving Padmava preferential treatment because by default she was viewed as the overcoming underdog. Himself and his adoptive daughter became close again, and he got back on track with not actually failing all his challenges, but at the end of the day he often found himself in pits of depression and forming a personality that made it even more difficult to make friends – an avoidant one. To further rub salt in the wounds, Nou gave his first visit in over ten years and Fen was given words of severe disapproval for his not returning despite Nou not caring about the decision himself, and that his own parents no longer considered him one of his own and gave Nou the message to tell him to stay in the monastery and not come back ever again. Despite this, Nou comforted Fen by telling him one day he’d reunite and recover his broken relationship with the village, but Fen was altogether disheartened that he continues to hold an unpleasant and unhelpful position in his old home despite having made the decision that caused the disdain over ten years ago. The strength of the grudge impressed him, scared him, and altogether broke him down shortly after Nou headed back there with his messages of sorrow to his parents and his village.
The interaction he had with Nou threw him into a pit that just got deeper and deeper as he used training as a way to ignore his emptiness and try to fill it and bury himself in his own discipline. Years passed by and he watched his dear Padmava overpass him despite being much younger than him, was given his first opportunities become a teacher himself, and occasionally leave the monastery to make short trips with masters and finally see some of the world he forgot he wanted to learn more about. He became friendly with many people but due to his avoidant personality never truly a friend, at least not in his own point of view. At the same time as Padmava was, he was offered to travel even further with her and other monks but declined knowing the locations were too unsafe due to lack of water in some locations. Often being gone for months on end for years and years, Padmava unintentionally abandoned Fen as the only person he ever felt could receive his words without hesitation or judgment. This reopened that hole of emptiness he buried himself in, and instead of seeing it as a challenge to find a way to climb out of, he defaulted on aggressively training, meditating, and physically conditioning himself, along with teaching full time while being a student himself (but this is how it is as a monk throughout his or her life).
Years passed by and by the time Padmava was in her late 20s and Fen in his early 40s, he received a message from the village summoning both himself and Padmava to visit the elders. The letter advised Fen to bring Padmava to the village but to stay out of it for the sake of avoiding conflicts, as her birth parents finally contacted the village in a casual interest of knowing if they knew whatever happened to that child of theirs. When they returned to the village, all hell broke loose when Fen tried to enter with her despite the orders the warriors had not to let him in with her, and they had an altercation that ended with Fen completely shattering one of the warrior’s arms and having his own arm-fins ripped and severely torn in places. To make the matter more confusing, he later learned that these were not real orders that the warrior was given and that when the mask came off, Fen learned that the warrior he severely injured was his own father, acting on his animosity he held onto for a very long time. Needless to say, Padmava watched this all happened and decided for herself that despite her distaste of what her birth parents did to her, she wouldn’t feel that hateful about her situation – because that got very ugly. Concerned about Fen, who was given poor medical treatment and legitimate orders to stay out of the village for the time being, she made her reunion with her parents quick at under just a few hours, and left back for the monastery with Fen.
By the time Fen was helped back to the monastery with his injuries, the scars had set in and there was nothing to do about them – both the physical and emotional ones. He transferred his despair and anger into becoming an entirely new monk and developed new teachings that the monastery had never taught before – his students, if they volunteered and were courageous enough to do it, were to intentionally injure themselves somehow and continue intensive training with these injuries until they healed, and once they healed they were to get another injury and repeat the process until something was taken from these very long-term and physically demanding exercises. Even Padmava, who was slightly above rank of Fen, attended these classes and injured herself despite her weakness. She both saw and didn’t see the purpose of the training, but most importantly became worried for Fen because she realized what these teachings were stemming from – his own relationship with his parents was not completely gone and broken while she was trying to repair her own through very awkward and to her, angering letters with her parents, as in the writing the parents would constantly express a lack of understanding of what they did to her and claimed they made her who she was. She soon fell victim to her own demons and endured a two year long battle with the sha that inhabited her.
While she was still enduring this battle, Fen received another letter from the village, this time signed very largely and sloppily from Nou, that he and Padmava were being summoned to the village again, and this time it very clearly stated that Fen was allowed into the village to meet with him, albeit not allowed to be in arms reach of his father – it was also clearly stated that the man has held onto his grudge very well since his arm never wholly recovered from the incident. Either way, Fen pulled himself out of resisting the summon for the sake of Nou, and for the sake of giving Padmava something apparently important to do so that she might get rid of the sha she was battling inside of herself. There was a new prophesy Nou had regarding them both, but he left it at that. When they arrived to the village, they realized why Nou left it at that – he was actually summoning them because he was in the process of dying and he didn’t get the opportunity to tell them about this prophesy a few years ago. The prophesy was that Fen and Padmava were to die on the same day in the future, in distant waters, among their family. Despite the grimness and nebulousness of the prophesy, Nou also let them know that when the waters addressed them as being father and daughter, so he blessed them both with the surname Voicecarrier. Lastly, he asked them as his last favor that they take care of each other, because (humorously, in front of the whole village) he said that both of their birth families failed to take care of them. He said no more to them, addressed a few others in the village who sat beside him, and then died that night.
Fen and Padmava left the village the following morning and arrived to the monastery safely a few days later, despite them both being haunted and quiet. Fen noticed that she was distraught over the prophesy because it meant that he was probably dying of old age but she would be dying at a young age, most likely due to the defects she was born with. He sat her down and demanded over her that she always come to him when she needed help because he didn’t want her to not have a father the way he did. As she was quietly nodding her head in response to all of what Fen was telling her, Fen could feel in his gut that she didn’t see him as her father as much as he saw her as his own daughter based on her expression and silence. Despite these feelings, Fen left her alone and encouraged her to resume training to help shake off both the sha and the prophesies that were haunting her, and resumed training himself. The following morning, Fen woke up to found out Padmava had packed a number of things and left the monastery.
At first, Fen shrugged Padmava leaving off as her going into the wilderness to meditate on what she had just learned – he knew her to deal with things this way, but she usually never went alone. A couple of weeks went by and everyone became very concerned for her, searching and sending out messages for her whereabouts only to receive no information. And then, years passed by and they gave up on her returning. However broken Fen felt by this and the death of the man he felt was more of a father to him than his own, he made it a ritual to climb the nearest mountain on clear days and survey the lands for her. Even more years passed, and Fen felt betrayed and that he lost somebody yet again. In response to the loss, he made it his new mission to take time away from what was primarily teaching at that point, in order to visit and communicate with his village. In the case of some of his egg brothers and sisters, he was able to form a decent relationship with them and even Padmava’s parents through mail (unfortunately for him, he learned they didn’t know where she was either), but he was avoided by his father every time they crossed paths even though that is the relationship he was most interested in rekindling before it was too late. The man was aging and couldn’t fight back when Fen had to physically stop him in his tracks to actually talk to him, but his father gave him the silent treatment after a straightforward, “You are no longer family, you are not my son, Voicecarrier. Leave me be.” And so he did, and in reaction to the rejection, left the entire village be.
He returned to the monastery, fully defeated, and at this point went out of his way to talk to his most friendly master because he needed somebody to talk to, that he could no longer internalize all of the loss. The old Pandaren told him that he should always see him as somebody he could talk to and that he needed to do so, because internalizing is according to him Fen’s worst enemy. The lightbulb shined and the Pandaren gave Fen some concrete advice after listening to the Jinyu’s personal grievances: he needed to learn how to make friends and he should try doing so by inviting somebody or some people over to his room for brew and conversation. Of course, since the master was also trying to help his own younger brother out by finding somebody to test his new brews that ‘actually had taste and isn’t just his big brother trying to be nice by lying about bad brews’. It was a deal, at least to Fen. And the master got a lot of feedback: except for one particular brew all of it was terrible. Yes, this meant Fen finally pushed himself to do as he was told and make friends. In the process, he learned that his own avoidance stemmed from disinterest and having been emotionally desensitized from too much training and meditating, and that he saw it in a lot of people his age or older – it was hard to befriend them. And so he focused on befriending his own students and learned that people progressed much faster when they viewed each other as family and not as competition.
Nine years after she left the monastery, years after Fen overcame his avoidant personality, Padmava returned out of nowhere one day. Fen was shaken, but altogether relieved to find out that she was still alive, and told her that despite how upset her absence made him, she was very much welcomed back. She and Fen had a long heart to heart, and that conversation led Fen to fully feel convinced that she was completely heartbroken: she had been a hermit for years, fell in love, and the relationship fell apart due to her inability to conceive a child – all with her lover having killed himself. She also visited the village and learned about Fen having abandoned all hope of belonging to them despite them not actually feeling that way aside from his father, and knew that this was putting Fen through a lot of pain on top of her absence. Furthermore, she had bad news: Fen’s mother had passed away and his father was going senile – but the only thing the man could remember were the names of his children and how much he still hated and was ashamed of one of them. She apologized to Fen after telling him this, and he was sincerely open and appreciative of her telling him this, but after a silent minute he broke into tears and shivers, and Padmava had to leave him be to have his moment.
In reality, Padmava felt guilty for having told Fen about his parents and her own troubles, and even more so for making a man she never thought she’d see cry break into tears. Fen gave her smiling and warmth the next few days, but emotionally he was breaking down in reaction over all of this and suddenly he found it difficult to invite friends over to his room, or if he did, difficult to actually talk to them sincerely. This effort ended altogether, along with his insistence to keep friendships active among his students. He formally ended teaching classes less than a week later, and resumed a more intensive training alongside Padmava with the best masters the monastery had to offer, but she avoided him rather than him avoiding her like he usually does with people, so for him that meant she was just having a difficult time processing an emotional relationship outside of her relentless training. He patiently helped her when she needed help, which was rarely, and waited for her to come back around to her old friendly self he remembered, but it took two years and the death of Fen’s birth father before they would be able to have heart to hearts like they used to.
Padmava and Fen returned to treating each other like family and having an open dialogue for a solid year until Padmava received news that both of her parents had died within the same month: one from heart troubles, and the other from heartbreak. The sha returned to haunt her because of this, and in reaction she packed up her things and left the monastery for more soul searching – but unlike last time Fen caught her in the act of packing her things and tried to stop her before leaving. She stopped, and he tried to talk her out of it, reminding her what soulsearching cost her the last time. She kindly told him not to worry even if she were gone for a long time, that she knew what she was doing, and that she wasn’t going to be convinced to stay around. In reaction to this, Fen berated her and reminded her that she’s going to die when he does so she doesn’t have all the time in the world like the other Pandaren do in comparison, called her a fool for throwing away years she could spend climbing the ladder to the status of master she might be able to achieve during her lifetime. She said nothing in response, and left.
For the next six years, Fen heard nothing from Padmava and while she climbed mountains and hills with a shaman to connect herself with the world, he isolated himself within the monastery and climbed ranks with his old attitude of suppressing his anguish with discipline. As much as he claimed he was over Padmava leaving again, he must have been suppressing a lot of anguish since he was climbing ranks at three times the speed he used to. He lost all of his friends during those years, which went by quickly, even though he became close to the old master and his (still bad a brewing) brewmasting brother, becoming the dojo-cho of the classes he was teaching – which was strictly traditional compared to the classes other masters. When Padmava returned, she returned with the sad news that a newfound teacher of hers had died, but that she had learned a lot from her soulsearching, telling Fen that she listened to what he had to say and made sure those years hadn’t gone to waste. But that reunion of their’s was riddled with anger from Fen’s side, he held it in and just blankly received her stories, saying as little about his recent years as he could despite having impressively outranked her by a long shot finally.
Fen left the monastery with little notice a few days after Padmava returned and left a brief note about his intentions to leave the monastery permanently, claiming to have learned all that he could and that it was time for him to take the teachings to the village and start training people there. When he tried to, there was some interest and good reception at first – at this point, a lot of the elders who disapproved of him in his youth had passed at this point, and the social climate of the village had changed, but due to a lack of bureaucracy between the monastery and the village and opening up things like visitations to the monastery by his Jinyu students, his school fell apart and gained less and less students as the months passed by. Just as those months passed by, Padmava did as well, still to poor reception and stubbornness from Fen, who finally admitted he didn’t want to associate with her anymore. However, with the help of one of his brood brothers and the old master Fen used to train and teach under, he was able to get drunk enough to pass out one night and was carried back to the monastery in a cage – viewed as a prank to most involved, as an extreme violation of his personal space when he woke up behind its bars on the journey back. He protested, cursed everyone involved, and refused to train at the monastery when he got back, but they all sat him down and apologized for acting mischievously and casual when he was legitimately going through an emotional breakdown, with all of the monastery denouncing those involved in doing this to Fen. But with good eye contact and continuing to block the door despite other people nearly stepping in to let Fen leave, the old master and Padmava were able to sit down and have a serious talk with Fen about everything that he was angry about, and pleaded for him to stay. It didn’t work, and just as Fen was allowed to walk out of the door Padmava accused him of having become his own father after he told her not to talk to him again back in the village.
…needless to say, Fen didn’t want to become his father and decided to take a few days into the wilderness to meditate on everything while Padmava and the old master got punished by the monastery for the way they handled Fen, taking away what privileges they could from one of their fellow masters and one of their most respected students. To everyone’s surprise, Fen decided to resume training at the monastery but held his head down low and avoided talking to everyone for a good few months. He tried his best to be fatherly towards Padmava so that he didn’t become what she accused him of having become, but the shame and embarrassment revolving them capturing him and bringing him back to the monastery kept a rift between him, Padmava, and his old master for a few years until Padmava caused a controversy by being one of the youngest monks to be up for consideration of a master status. He took her side and became her cheerleader through this process, truly understanding that despite her being the subject of favoritism and special treatment, she worked hard and often against that treatment and continued to do so at that time. With the disapproval of many, she not only became a master instructor but formed her own school, causing a large stir and rifts between members of the monastery. Fen sided with those against the school half of the time and yet he joined The Heavy Lotus despite that, just for the sake of supporting Padmava in her efforts when he noticed nobody else was giving her support, and noticed looks of uncertainty in her eyes and attitude at times. For the next eight years, he would practice and teach the classes within her school while never taking part in the drunk fights that the school was known for, although taking part in the disabled fights and figuring out new ways for her to train her students. By the time the mists of Pandaria faded and the rest of Azeroth was introduced to the continent, Padmava declared Fen the second master of her school after herself, and decided to allow him to carry her school into Alliance territory while she tried to remain neutral for the sake of bringing the school to everyone. He now bounces back and forth between neutral territory and Alliance cities in his attempt to spread the school where he wants to see it, but fears that many races of the Horde are up to no good and distances himself from being truly friendly and open to Horde members of the school. Despite this, he’s working on becoming more accepting, it’s just taking a while for the stubborn old fish.