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SULSA means shaman or magician, with implications comparable to 'black magic practitioner.'

Modern day practitioners of the Korean martial art HWARANG-Do claim lineage to those HWARANG warriors I mentioned, although Hwarangdo mostly dates to the 20th century. In fact, Hwa Rang Do, the supposedly mythical martial art, was developed in the 1960s by Joo Bang Lee and his brother Joo Sang Lee. They claimed that they learned it from a monk in the mountains but had to flee World War II before they could finish their training. The brothers did train under Choi Yong-sool, creator of the Korean martial art of Hapkido.

Joo Bang Lee and his brother claimed that the Sulsa dated back to Korea’s Three Kingdoms period, and that they were ninja-like dark warriors who helped the kingdom of Silla unify the peninsula.

Chaebol behind the Hwarang Initiative decided to take it and expand it. The Sulsa were chosen among the Hwarang who had the right profile for special operations. They made an excellent addition to the Korean Sectorial Army and unified Spec-Ops command. But more than that, they were an opportunity for the Chaebol to train their own experts in espionage. It was all legal, all endorsed by the StateEmpire, and it gave the Chaebol their very own corporate agents for assassination, intelligence gathering, and infiltration.


The implementation of the Hwarang Initiative created new opportunities for the Korean chaebol. In the tumultuous days of the Silla kingdom, the ancient Hwarang boasted an elite group of unique warriors, as shadowy as they were mysterious: the Sulsa (술사). This term meaning “master of techniques” was used to designate those Hwarang who specialized in gathering intelligence, infiltration, assassination, and survival. The Sulsa would infiltrate behind enemy lines and into encampments to gather the precious intelligence that ultimately gave the kingdom of Silla the upper hand and made it the victor of the Three Kingdoms period.

Once the Hwarang Initiative was well underway, chaebol executives realized that they could broaden its scope to train their own Sulsa, choosing the best among the Hwarang who displayed the necessary skills to become part of this elite corps. The Sulsa would make an excellent addition to the StateEmpire Special Operations Command, and more specifically, to the Korean Sectorial Army, thereby increasing the prestige of the corporate contribution to national security. Needless to say, this move disguised an additional opportunity: training their own experts in espionage, in an open and seemingly innocent manner, with no other justification than their commitment to the nation. Blog

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N4

ISC: Reinf: Sulsa Warriors Elite Troop Skirmisher
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 23 11 13 13 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Martial Arts L3, Courage, Dodge(+3), Dodge(+2"), Mimetism(-6), Stealth, Terrain(Total)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Camouflage (1 use), Infiltration Boarding Shotgun, Shock Mines Pistol, AP CC Weapon 34 0
2 Camouflage (1 use), Infiltration Boarding Shotgun Pistol, DA CC Weapon 34 0
3 Camouflage (1 use), Infiltration, Killer Hacking Device, Hacker Submachine Gun Pistol, DA CC Weapon 32 0
4 Camouflage (1 use), Infiltration, Forward Observer Submachine Gun, Shock Mines, Flash Pulse Pistol, DA CC Weapon 31 0
5 Reinf. Boarding Shotgun, Shock Mines Pistol, AP CC Weapon 27 0
6 Reinf. Boarding Shotgun Pistol, DA CC Weapon 27 0
7 Reinf. Killer Hacking Device, Hacker Submachine Gun Pistol, DA CC Weapon 26 0
8 Reinf. Forward Observer Submachine Gun, Shock Mines, Flash Pulse Pistol, DA CC Weapon 25 0

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