Friday, September 19, 2008

The Fang Brothers

The Fang Brothers a set of two characters featured within the famed ancient Chinese novel Investiture of the Gods . Fang Da and Fang Er, the Fang Brothers, are Palace Security Guards under the Shang Dynasty. At one point in time following the cruel death of Quuen Jiang, every high ranking official would discuss matters with Prince Yellow Flyinger Tiger -- the Fang Brothers being included. Soon enough, the brothers would spout the words, "''King Zhou is vicious and mindless. He killed his queen, and now he wants to kill his two sons! We are rebelling! We brothers are taking these two princes to East Lu State to seek help.''" Thus, the two brothers charge through the gates each with one prince underneath their arms; no one was able to stop them due to their brute strength. In time, once Yellow Flying Tiger attained the Dragon-Phoenix sword to supposedly subdue the Fang Brothers, he would instead meet up with them and plan their resolved route. Soon enough, it had been decided that Fang Er would go to the Grand Duke of the South and ask for troops to avenge the death of Queen Jiang while Fang Da brought the two young princes to the Grand Duke of the East. Following the success of these tasks, the Fang Brothers would leave in tears and would not be shown again.

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