Mercurian of Creation in service to War
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
Carl Douglas, "Kung Fu Fighting"
Corporeal plane: A 6 foot tall Asian male of approximately 30
years old. Friendly face, wise eyes. Dressed well.
Thanh Sung was sent to the East by Eli when the great dynasties there
had formed. His task was to stimulate creativity in these fascinating
new forms of government, and to acquire the skills created by these
people. When investigating all facets of dynastic life, at first Thanh
was abhorred by the rudimentary martial skills being developed.
Suspecting demonic intervention, he travelled to early Shaolin to investigate.
There he found a center of peace and learning, dedicated to lifting
martial arts to a higher form by creating new stances and techniques.
Intrigued, he decided to focus upon acquiring these skills and stimulate
the development of martial arts.
This continued with few interruptions throughout the centuries. After
the first couple of centuries, more and more Malakians and Angels of War began
seeking out sensei to acquire the fighting skills. Some of these came to
Thanh. Thanh was at first reluctant, but decided to help them out, leading
them to masters who stimulated creativity in their students and focussed
on the philosophy behind the martial arts as much as the skills
themselves. Thanh has even trained the occaisional Angel, but has
learned to leave this task to humans -- which helps avoid frictions
Recently, Thanh became intrigued by the combination of martial arts
and cinema. Eli's last relayed command to him was to investigate this
aspect, as it stimulated both artforms into creating new and exciting
possibilities. He started by getting a young street kid interested in
martial arts and cinema. Thanh took great care in carefully pushing this
Bruce Lee kid towards his grand goal, but the results even stunned Thanh.
He took the cinematographic world and the martial arts world by storm.
After Bruce's untimely death, Thanh withdrew into contemplation for a
few decades. When he emerged, he decided to become more actively
involved in this blend of cinema and martial arts. The rise of Asian
cinema almost kept him in the East. However, the movie "The Matrix"
blasted through his awareness with unprecedented joy. Here was the
culmination of martial arts and cinema! This was an expression of
creativity so profound, it was not merely an extension of previous
achievements, it was a new and creative artform!
Thanh therefore decided to go to the West and, at least for a few
years, shift his attentions to Hollywood. As all Angels, the rumours of
L.A. had also reached him, which led him to take extra precautions
before journeying there. After all, there was no hurry.
Thanh started by exposing his vessel more and more, and becoming an
actor in first minor and and then major Asian movies. The movies were
well-received in the West as well as in the East, and after a decade or
so, Thanh's vessel had garnered enough reputation to be believable as
making the switch to Hollywood.
After Eli's disappearance, Thanh was assigned to Michael. Until now,
his role has not changed much -- a bit more activity in unraveling demon
schemes was desired, but not much more.
Thanh's main vessel is a kung-fu martial arts expert, with a
easy-going and relaxed nature -- exhuming the eastern peaceful approach
to martial arts, as it were. Thanh prefers to solve issues without
fighting, but he is finding out that his vessel's reputation is making
this harder for him. There are times when he thinks about learning the
Song of Peace, but as always, this seems distasteful. If his peaceful
intentions are met by hostility, so be it. Do not seek out a fight, but
do not avoid one either. Michael might even like that.
What's so civil about war anyway?
Guns n' Roses, "Civil War"