Wow, so far this evening we have had a staff-fighting bear, a kung-fu monkey, a karate dog, and a donkey suicide bomber.
I not quite sure if this is just some weird coincidence or the plot to a new fall sit-com on NBC.
Either way, I good with it…
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.