Family Name: Tian
Given Name: Yao
Style Meaning: Restrained Design
Aliases: Lion of Jizhou
Weapon: Longsword ('Warfare'), Longbow ('Restraint')
Appearance: Tian Yao has the look of a refined general, yet can fight like a beast. He stands at a towering 6'8", with a muscular build to accompany the height. A pair of sulphur eyes and somewhat-tanned skin, he completes the look with silky black hair that, when un-hairbunned, will extend just below his shoulder blades. In battle situations and while going around China, he will be present in a custom-made suit of armor from Qingzhou, along with a regal headdress-and-hairbun, due to an ironic philosophy regarding helmets. In casual and civil settings, he may appear in 'battle robes' from Jizhou, one passed down from his father, wearing the headdress still. At all times, his longsword is with him, usually in his sash, and he carries his bow when present in his armor.
History: In short, Tian Yao was born originally in Henei, Sizhou, near the capital. However, his family moved from the city and into the northern area of Jizhou, in the city of Nanpi. He was raised and trained in that city by, for the most part, his father Tian Ling, since his mother would leave him on accusations of sleeping with another woman, and the rest of the family went in other directions, minus his uncle. His father was a fine warrior, and passed on everything he knew to Yao. Leaving his home at the age of 19, considered a man in his family, he began to travel the Hebei region of China for seven years. Soon, he heard of a rising kingdom that people had come to know as 'Wu', and it was in the Southwest, present in the lands of Jiangdong. Deciding that his skills would do well in Wu, he left for its capital, and enlisted in the armies.