Kuang Shi

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Kuang Shi was the name given to soulless zombies in Southern China. The current incarnation of the Kuang Shi are quite similar, political or reoffending prisoners who disappear from the jails of the Celestial Guard to endure a deep brainwashing process, being reduced to mere human shells repeating the Information Ministry’s propaganda.

The Kuang Shi are condemned to a delayed death sentence that is most useful for the system. The judicial specialists turn them into resolute soldiers who are capable of sacrificing their lives for he who they once most despised, the Emperor. In this way, the Son of Heaven gives them the chance to become loyal subjects and redeem their mistakes by giving their life for him. After the process of “political teaching” and training, they are loaded with incendiary explosives, provided with a cheap Chain Rifle and assigned a target. Their explosives are equipped with a remote activation control. The Celestial Guard responsible for watching them carries a control device allowing him to detonate them whenever he wants. If a soldier falls, the explosives go off automatically. If the Kuang Shi go out of control or withdraw, the detonation device is also activated. As can be supposed, they don’t usually survive their missions. However, a Kuang Shi’s death is usually a cause for joy amongst other Yu Jing troops, as it doesn’t just mean there is one less traitor, but also that, when exploding, he may have taken a good number of enemies with him.


The Kuang Shi are a controversial penal unit named after the zombies of legend derived from South Pacific myth. While there are relatively few of them within the operations of the StateEmpire Army, their reputation is heavily publicised and well known, which perhaps over-exaggerates their presence in the popular imagination compared to their real numbers.

Culled from the dungeons of Zı˘jincheng and the prisons of the Celestial Guard, these unfor�unates are political prisoners, Corporate saboteurs, seditionists, and traitors. Most are repeat offenders, having been given numerous chances to re-educate and rehabilitate, refusing to do. There are even a few members of the Wú Míng who continued their murderous ways off the battlefield, earning them condemnation.

The purpose of the Kuang Shi is simple. They are given a target, a chain gun or similar weapon capable of supporting their way to that target, and an explosive-laden backpack that is enabled with a remote trigger. A handler observes the progress of the Kuang Shi soldier as it moves to its target, tracking it via network and satellite, and when the Kuang Shi is close enough, its trigger is activated and the target and the soldier are blown to pieces. The use of the Kuang Shi is often reported by State Media, broadcast over Maya with great applause; another traitor is dead.

Training of the Kuang Shi differs significantly from the Wú Míng and other units. Traditional physical conditioning is minimal, with individual advanced operant conditioning taking precedent. The integrated networks and sensory inputs of a Kuang Shi are altered and subdermal sensory stim�ulators are implanted throughout the body in crude, cheap lattices that provide painful and pleasant stimulation. Using a modified HUD, a Kuang Shi is trained to rapidly pursue paths that are plotted for them, rarely given agency to select their own paths. When they deviate from the paths, they are punished. When they succeed, they receive pleasure. Their handlers often begin their careers as animal handlers, zookeepers, psychologists, and teachers of all variety, and frequently have fallen in their own right. Their personal failures forcing them to work as suicide coaches. squad-based training emphasising teamwork and

Profile

N4

ISC: Kuang Shi Line Troop Light Infantry
Fury: Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: No Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 11 12 13 0 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Courage, Explode, Dogged, Impetuous
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Chain Rifle Pistol, CC Weapon 5 0
2 Boarding Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 12 0
ISC: Celestial Guard Monitor Light Infantry
Fury: Not Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 11 12 13 0 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Dodge(+1")
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenade Launcher CC Weapon, Pistol 13 0.5

N3

Retired
ISC: Kuang Shi Light Infantry
Fury: Extremely Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 11 12 13 0 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Biolocator, Explode L1, V: Dogged
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Chain Rifle Chain Rifle Pistol, Knife 5 0
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun Pistol, Knife 11 0

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