The ancient sages said, "Do not despise the snake for having ho horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon?". So may one just man become an army. Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, at the time of the Sung dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government. These men riding are outlaws, heroes who have been driven to live in the water margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a price on his head, in a world very different from our own. The story starts in legend even then, for our heroes, it was said, were perhaps, the souls reborn of other, earlier knights.
9. A Dutiful Son and the Love of a Brother Is this not the test of a philosophy, that it should withstand the worst? For what is black without white, Yin without Yang, or good without evil to measure it against? 10. Escape is Not Freedom Wisdom, like gold, may be found anywhere. Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor. It is people, not things, that are decisive. Only lies need to be imposed by force - the truth defends itself.