‘J’ is for ‘Jangs the Sphere.’ You won’t find him in any history books, because he helped author most of them. He helped steal the printing press, then eliminate its inventors so that it would seem like it was The Golden Emperor’s work. He then ordered every book they pressed be about the royal couple. That was his Monday.
Jangs the Sphere was, to put it impolitely, The Golden Emperor’s P.R. ninja. He had infinite resources to assure that the public never saw any flaw in The Golden Emperor’s work, from silencing famines to eradicating terrorists. And when he eradicated terrorists, he typically eradicated everyone who knew them. It was the best way to keep one version of a story in public. The portly diplomat was so good at his job that he had only one rival: The Jade Empress’s P.R. ninja.
It’s been wiped from history, but the royal couple never liked each other, and constantly sought to undermine their spouse in order to raise themselves up. The Jade Empress employed Chuan-Ro, an all-chemist and poet, to do most of her assassinations and smear jobs. Jangs and Chuan-Ro spent most of their time undoing each others sabotage in a unilateral game of Spy Vs. Spy. More tragic, then, that the two were utterly smitten with each other, and forbidden to ever court. The few people who know Jangs and Chuan-Ro existed think they may have spent their final years together before being eliminated by their successors, but no one can confirm. After all, there’s not a word of written history about them.