List of The Book and the Sword characters
- Chen Jialuo (traditional Chinese: 陳家洛; simplified Chinese: 陈家洛; Mandarin Pinyin: Chén Jiāluò; Jyutping: Can4 Gaa1-lok3) is the protagonist of the novel and the chief of the Red Flower Society.
- Huoqingtong (Chinese: 霍青桐; Mandarin Pinyin: Huòqīngtóng; Jyutping: Fok3-cing1-tung4) is Muzhuolun's older daughter. She falls in love with Chen Jialuo when he helps her tribe recover the Quran that was stolen from them. She is a martial arts expert and a resourceful military tactician.
- Kasili (traditional Chinese: 喀絲麗; simplified Chinese: 喀丝丽; Mandarin Pinyin: Kǎsīlì; Jyutping: Haak3-si1-lai6), also known as Princess Fragrance (Chinese: 香香公主; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiāngxiāng Gōngzhǔ; Jyutping: Hoeng1-hoeng1 Gung1-zyu2), is Huoqingtong's younger sister. She meets Chen Jialuo and falls in love with him. She is captured by the Qianlong Emperor, who forces her to be his concubine. She agrees but commits suicide to warn Chen when she discovers that the emperor is going back on his word. This character is based on the Fragrant Concubine.
- The Qianlong Emperor (Chinese: 乾隆皇帝; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiánlóng Huángdì; Jyutping: Kin4-lung4 Wong4-dai3) is the ruler of the Qing Dynasty. He is actually Chen Jialuo's elder brother. Shortly after he was born, he was switched places with the Yongzheng Emperor's daughter and was raised as a prince before he eventually inherited the throne.
Red Flower Society
The Red Flower Society (traditional Chinese: 紅花會; simplified Chinese: 红花会; Mandarin Pinyin: Hónghuā Huì; Jyutping: Hung4-faa1 Wui2) is a secret organisation that aims to overthrow the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty and restore Han Chinese rule in China.
- Taoist Wuchen (traditional Chinese: 無塵道長; simplified Chinese: 无尘道长; Mandarin Pinyin: Wúchén Dàozhǎng; Jyutping: Mou4-can4 Dou3-zoeng2), nicknamed "Soul-chasing, Life-taking Sword" (traditional Chinese: 追魂奪命劍; simplified Chinese: 追魂夺命剑; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhuīhún Duómìng Jiàn; Jyutping: Zeoi1-wan4 Dyut6-meng6 Gim3), is the second leader of the society. He is the most powerful of all the leaders in terms of martial arts.
- Zhao Banshan (traditional Chinese: 趙半山; simplified Chinese: 赵半山; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhào Bànshān; Jyutping: Ziu6 Bun3-saan1), nicknamed "Thousand Arms Buddha" (Chinese: 千臂如來; Mandarin Pinyin: Qiānbì Rúlái; Jyutping: Cin1-bei3 Jyu4-loi4), is the third leader of the society.
- Wen Tailai (traditional Chinese: 文泰來; simplified Chinese: 文泰来; Mandarin Pinyin: Wén Tàilái; Jyutping: Man4 Taai3-loi4), nicknamed "Thunderbolt Hand" (Chinese: 奔雷手; Mandarin Pinyin: Bēn Léi Shǒu; Jyutping: Ban1 Leoi4 Sau2), is the fourth leader of the society. At the start of the novel, he is ambushed and captured by forces sent by the Qianlong Emperor. His fellows make several attempts to rescue him before eventually succeeding.
- Chang Hezhi (Chinese: 常赫志; Mandarin Pinyin: Cháng Hèzhì; Jyutping: Soeng4 Haak1-zi3), nicknamed "Black Guard of Impermanence" (traditional Chinese: 黑無常; simplified Chinese: 黑无常; Mandarin Pinyin: Hēi Wúcháng; Jyutping: Haak1 Mou4-soeng4), is the fifth leader of the society. He and his twin brother often disguise themselves as the "Black and White Guards of Impermanence" (黑白無常) in Chinese mythology, who are said to bring the souls of the dead to the Underworld.
- Chang Bozhi (Chinese: 常伯志; Mandarin Pinyin: Cháng Bózhì; Jyutping: Soeng4 Baak3-zi3), nicknamed "White Guard of Impermanence" (traditional Chinese: 白無常; simplified Chinese: 白无常; Mandarin Pinyin: Bái Wúcháng; Jyutping: Baak6 Mou4-soeng4), is Chang Hezhi's twin brother. He is the sixth leader of the society.
- Xu Tianhong (Chinese: 徐天宏; Mandarin Pinyin: Xú Tiānhóng; Jyutping: Ceoi4 Tin1-wang4), nicknamed "Military Zhuge" (traditional Chinese: 武諸葛; simplified Chinese: 武诸葛; Mandarin Pinyin: Wǔ Zhūgě; Jyutping: Mou5 Zyu1-got3), is the seventh leader of the society. He serves as the society's de facto strategist and plans all their missions and activities, and is hence nicknamed "Military Zhuge" after Zhuge Liang. He was originally at odds with Zhou Qi and often argues with her, but eventually falls in love with her and marries her after they brave danger together.
- Yang Chengxie (traditional Chinese: 楊成協; simplified Chinese: 杨成协; Mandarin Pinyin: Yáng Chéngxié; Jyutping: Joeng4 Sing4-hip6), nicknamed "Iron Pagoda" (traditional Chinese: 鐵塔; simplified Chinese: 铁塔; Mandarin Pinyin: Tié Tǎ; Jyutping: Tit3 Taap3), is the eighth leader of the society.
- Wei Chunhua (traditional Chinese: 衛春華; simplified Chinese: 卫春华; Mandarin Pinyin: Wèi Chūnhuá; Jyutping: Wai6 Ceon1-waa4), nicknamed "Nine Lives Colourful Leopard" (traditional Chinese: 九命錦豹子; simplified Chinese: 九命锦豹子; Mandarin Pinyin: Jǐumìng Jǐn Bàozǐ; Jyutping: Gau2-meng6 Gam2 Paau3-zi2), is the ninth leader of the society.
- Zhang Jin (traditional Chinese: 章進; simplified Chinese: 章进; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Jìn; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Zeon3), nicknamed "Rock Daring" (traditional Chinese: 石敢當; simplified Chinese: 石敢当; Mandarin Pinyin: Shí Gǎn Dāng; Jyutping: Sek6 Gam2 Dong1), is the tenth leader of the society. He is a hunchback. He is killed in the battle in the palace at the end of the novel.
- Luo Bing (traditional Chinese: 駱冰; simplified Chinese: 骆冰; Mandarin Pinyin: Luò Bīng; Jyutping: Lok3 Bing1), nicknamed "Mandarin Ducks Saber" (traditional Chinese: 鴛鴦刀; simplified Chinese: 鸳鸯刀; Mandarin Pinyin: Yuānyāng Dāo; Jyutping: Jyun1-joeng1 Dou1), is Wen Tailai's wife and the 11th leader of the society.
- Shi Shuangying (traditional Chinese: 石雙英; simplified Chinese: 石双英; Mandarin Pinyin: Shí Shuāngyīng; Jyutping: Sek6 Soeng1-jing1), nicknamed "Ghosts Worry When They See Me" (traditional Chinese: 鬼見愁; simplified Chinese: 鬼见愁; Mandarin Pinyin: Guǐ Jiàn Chóu; Jyutping: Gwai2 Gin3 Sau4), is the 12th leader of the society.
- Jiang Sigen (traditional Chinese: 蔣四根; simplified Chinese: 蒋四根; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiǎng Sìgēn; Jyutping: Zoeng2 Sei3-gan1), nicknamed "Copper-headed Crocodile" (traditional Chinese: 銅頭鱷魚; simplified Chinese: 铜头鳄鱼; Mandarin Pinyin: Tóngtóu Èyú; Jyutping: Tung4-tau4 Ngok6-jyu4), is the 13th leader of the society.
- Yu Yutong (traditional Chinese: 余魚同; simplified Chinese: 余鱼同; Mandarin Pinyin: Yú Yútóng; Jyutping: Jyu4 Jyu4-tung4), nicknamed "Golden Flute Scholar" (Chinese: 金笛秀才; Mandarin Pinyin: Jīndí Xìucái; Jyutping: Gam1-dek6 Sau3-coi4), is the 14th leader of the society. He has a crush on Wen Tailai's wife Luo Bing, and when she was feeling down after her husband was captured, he tries to comfort her and confesses his love to her, but she immediately rejects him and scolds him for having such immoral thoughts, causing him to feel ashamed of himself. At the same time, Yu Yutong is also aware that Li Yuanzhi has romantic feelings for him but he has been treating her coldly all this while because he still maintains his crush on Luo Bing. In the middle of the novel, he feels guilty for having hurt both Luo Bing and Li Yuanzhi emotionally, and tries to become a Buddhist monk to escape from vicissitudes of life. However, when he learns that the society is in trouble, he decides to return to secular life to help them. With help from his fellows, he eventually accepts Li Yuanzhi's love and marries her.
- Xinyan (traditional Chinese: 心硯; simplified Chinese: 心砚; Mandarin Pinyin: Xīnyàn; Jyutping: Sam1-jin6) is Chen Jialuo's page. Chen later appoints him as the 15th leader of the society.
- Yu Wanting (traditional Chinese: 于萬亭; simplified Chinese: 于万亭; Mandarin Pinyin: Yú Wàntíng; Jyutping: Jyu4 Maan6-ting4) is Chen Jialuo's godfather and predecessor as chief of the society. He is only mentioned by name in the novel as he has died before the beginning of the novel.
- Zhang Zhaozhong (traditional Chinese: 張昭重; simplified Chinese: 张昭重; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Zhāozhòng; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Ziu1-zung6), nicknamed "Fiery Hand Judge" (Chinese: 火手判官; Mandarin Pinyin: Huóshǒu Pànguān; Jyutping: Fo2-sau2 Pun3-gun1), is one of the antagonists in the novel. He is tempted by wealth and fame, and decides to leave Wudang and serve the Qing government. He becomes a trusted henchman of the Qianlong Emperor and executes his lord's orders ruthlessly. He is defeated by Chen Jialuo and his companions in the middle of the story and taken back to Wudang by Ma Zhen for rehabilitation. He murders Ma Zhen later and escapes from Wudang to rejoin Qing forces. He is eventually defeated by Chen Jialuo in northwestern China and killed by ravenous wolves.
- Ma Zhen (traditional Chinese: 馬真; simplified Chinese: 马真; Mandarin Pinyin: Mǎ Zhēn; Jyutping: Maa5 Zan1) is the leader of Wudang and the senior of Lu Feiqing and Zhang Zhaozhong. He is also Yu Yutong's teacher. When Zhang Zhaozhong was defeated by Chen Jialuo and his friends in the middle of the novel, he pleads with them to spare Zhang's life, promising that he will reform his junior. However, Zhang murders him later and escapes from Wudang.
- Lu Feiqing (traditional Chinese: 陸菲青; simplified Chinese: 陆菲青; Mandarin Pinyin: Lù Fēiqīng; Jyutping: Luk6 Fei1-cing1) is Ma Zhen's junior and Zhang Zhaozhong's senior. To evade from his enemies, he disguises himself as a scholar and becomes a private tutor to Li Yuanzhi. By chance, Li discovers his skill in dart throwing and learns that he is actually a Wudang swordsman. He agrees to teach Li martial arts after she keeps pestering him. He becomes a key ally of the Red Flower Society.
- Tianhong (Chinese: 天虹; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiānhóng; Jyutping: Tin1-hung4) is the abbot of Shaolin. He sparred with Chen Jialuo once when the latter visited Shaolin. He is killed when the Qing soldiers burn down Shaolin Monastery.
- Tianjing (traditional Chinese: 天鏡; simplified Chinese: 天镜; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiānjìng; Jyutping: Tin1-geng3) is Tianhong's junior. He also sparred with Chen Jialuo.
- Dachi (traditional Chinese: 大癡; simplified Chinese: 大痴; Mandarin Pinyin: Dàchī; Jyutping: Daai6-ci), Dadian (traditional Chinese: 大癲; simplified Chinese: 大癫; Mandarin Pinyin: Dàdiān; Jyutping: Daai6-din1) and Daku (Chinese: 大苦; Mandarin Pinyin: Dàkǔ; Jyutping: Daai6-fu2) are three Shaolin monks who sparred with Chen Jialuo.
- Fuk'anggan (Chinese: 福康安; Mandarin Pinyin: Fúkāng'ān; Jyutping: Fuk1-hong1-on1) is a military general. He is actually an illegitimate son of the Qianlong Emperor and he resembles his uncle Chen Jialuo in appearance. The emperor appoints him as chief of the security forces in the capital Beijing. In the final battle at the palace, he is captured by the Red Flower Society's members, who use him as a hostage to force the emperor to come to a truce with them.
- Bai Zhen (Chinese: 白振; Mandarin Pinyin: Bái Zhèn; Jyutping: Baak6 Zan3), nicknamed "Golden Claw Iron Hook" (traditional Chinese: 金爪鐵鉤; simplified Chinese: 金爪铁钩; Mandarin Pinyin: Jīnzhǎo Tiěgōu; Jyutping: Gam1-zaau2 Tit3-ngau1), is the Qianlong Emperor's chief bodyguard and top henchman. He was originally a jianghu martial artist from the Songyang Sect (嵩陽派).
- Li Kexiu (Chinese: 李可秀; Mandarin Pinyin: Lí Kěxìu; Jyutping: Lei5 Ho2-sau3) is the tidu (提督; equivalent of a captain general) of Zhejiang. He is Li Yuanzhi's father.
- Zhaohui (Chinese: 兆惠; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhàohuì; Jyutping: Siu6-wai6) is a military general leading a Qing army garrisoned in northwestern China. A calculative, ruthless and experienced military commander, he uses tough means to enforce discipline in his army. He attacks the Islamic tribes and annihilates them.
- Heshen (Chinese: 和珅; Mandarin Pinyin: Héshēn; Jyutping: Wo4-san1) is a high-ranking aristocrat and a close aide of the Qianlong Emperor.
- Ji Yun (traditional Chinese: 紀昀; simplified Chinese: 纪昀; Mandarin Pinyin: Jì Yún; Jyutping: Gei2 Wan4)
- Zheng Xie (traditional Chinese: 鄭燮; simplified Chinese: 郑燮; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhèng Xiè; Jyutping: Zeng6 Sit3)
Scholars, poets and artists
- Yuan Mei (Chinese: 袁枚; Mandarin Pinyin: Yuán Méi; Jyutping: Jyun4 Mui4)
- Shen Deqian (traditional Chinese: 沈德潛; simplified Chinese: 沈德潜; Mandarin Pinyin: Shěn Déqiǎn; Jyutping: Sam2 Dak1-cim4)
- Zhao Yi (traditional Chinese: 趙翼; simplified Chinese: 赵翼; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhào Yì; Jyutping: Ziu6 Jik6)
- Jiang Shiquan (traditional Chinese: 蔣士銓; simplified Chinese: 蒋士铨; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiǎng Shìquán; Jyutping: Zoeng2 Si6-cyun4)
- Li E (traditional Chinese: 厲鶚; simplified Chinese: 厉鹗; Mandarin Pinyin: Lì È; Jyutping: Lai6 Ngok6)
Allies and associates of the Red Flower Society
Iron Courage Manor
Iron Courage Manor (traditional Chinese: 鐵膽莊; simplified Chinese: 铁胆庄; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiédǎn Zhuāng; Jyutping: Tit3-daam2 Zong1) is a manor owned by Zhou Zhongying. He and his family lived there until the manor was destroyed by fire.
- Zhou Zhongying (Chinese: 周仲英; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōu Zhòngyīng; Jyutping: Zau1 Zung6-jing1) is the master of the manor and a reputable martial artist in the jianghu. He kills his only son in anger after learning that the boy has disgraced him, but he deeply regrets later and tries to hide his remorse to contain his pride. He becomes a close ally of the Red Flower Society and intends to let his son-in-law Xu Tianhong become his successor because he has already lost his only son.
- Zhou Zhongying's wife is the mother of Zhou Qi and Zhou Yingjie. She resents her husband and leaves him after he killed their son in anger. Zhou Zhongying deeply regrets his action later and tries to patch up with his wife again. With help from Zhou Qi and the Red Flower Society, the Zhou couple eventually reconcile with each other.
- Zhou Qi (traditional Chinese: 周綺; simplified Chinese: 周绮; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōu Qí; Jyutping: Zau1 Ji2) is Zhou Zhongying's daughter. She was originally at odds with Xu Tianhong and often bickers and argues with him. The two of them forge close ties after braving danger and narrowly escaping death together, and are married eventually.
- Zhou Yingjie (traditional Chinese: 周英傑; simplified Chinese: 周英杰; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōu Yīngjié; Jyutping: Zau1 Jing1-git6) is Zhou Zhongying's 10-year-old son. Zhang Zhaozhong taunts him when he refuses to reveal Wen Tailai's hiding place. The indignant boy responds to the insults and unsuspectingly spills the beans. Wen Tailai and Luo Bing have no choice but to come out and fight with Zhang Zhaozhong and his men. They are outnumbered and Wen is injured and captured. Zhou Zhongying was not at home when these events took place. When he returns later and learns that his son had disgraced him by (unintentionally) betraying a fellow martial artist, he is so overwhelmed by fury that he kills his son.
- Li Yuanzhi (Chinese: 李沅芷; Mandarin Pinyin: Lǐ Yuánzhí; Jyutping: Lei5 Jyun4-zi2) is Li Kexiu's daughter and Lu Feiqing's student. She develops romantic feelings for Yu Yutong but he often gives her the cold shoulder as he has a crush on Luo Bing. Towards the end of the novel, Yu Yutong finally accepts her love and they are married.
- Yuan Shixiao (Chinese: 袁士宵; Mandarin Pinyin: Yuán Shìxiāo; Jyutping: Jyun4 Si6-siu1), nicknamed "Eccentric Hero of the Heavenly Pool" (traditional Chinese: 天池怪俠; simplified Chinese: 天池怪侠; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiānchí Guàixiá; Jyutping: Tin1-ci4 Gwaai3-hap6), is an eccentric martial artist living on Mount Heaven. He teaches Chen Jialuo martial arts and imparts his famous skill "Hundred Flowers Fist" (百花錯拳) to Chen. He has a crush on Guan Mingmei and has never given up on her even after she married Chen Zhengde. He often bickers and argues with her husband.
- The "Twin Eagles of Mount Heaven" (traditional Chinese: 天山雙鷹; simplified Chinese: 天山双鹰; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiānshān Shuāngyīng; Jyutping: Tin1-saan1 Soeng1-jing1) are a couple living on Mount Heaven. They once came to Hangzhou and attempted to assassinate the Qianlong Emperor.
- Chen Zhengde (traditional Chinese: 陳正德; simplified Chinese: 陈正德; Mandarin Pinyin: Chén Zhèngdé; Jyutping: Can4 Zing3-dak1), nicknamed "Bald Vulture" (traditional Chinese: 禿鷲; simplified Chinese: 秃鹫; Mandarin Pinyin: Tū Jìu; Jyutping: Tuk1 Zau6).
- Guan Mingmei (traditional Chinese: 關明梅; simplified Chinese: 关明梅; Mandarin Pinyin: Guān Míngméi; Jyutping: Gwaan1 Ming4-mui4), nicknamed "Snow Condor" (traditional Chinese: 雪鵰; simplified Chinese: 雪雕; Mandarin Pinyin: Xuě Diāo; Jyutping: Syut3 Diu1), is Chen Zhengde's wife and Huoqingtong's teacher.
- Muzhuolun (traditional Chinese: 木卓倫; simplified Chinese: 木卓伦; Mandarin Pinyin: Mùzhuólún; Jyutping: Muk6-zoek3-leon4) is the chief of the Islamic tribe and the father of Huoqingtong and Kasili.
- Huo'ayi (Chinese: 霍阿伊; Mandarin Pinyin: Huò'āyī; Jyutping: Fok3-aa3-ji1) is Muzhuolun's son and an elder brother of Huoqingtong and Kasili.
- The "Six Devils of Guandong" (traditional Chinese: 關東六魔; simplified Chinese: 关东六魔; Mandarin Pinyin: Guāndōng Lìumó; Jyutping: Gwaan1-dung1 Luk6-mo1) is a group of six martial artists from Guandong (Manchuria). They are hired by Bai Zhen to carry out the Qianlong Emperor's secret order to eliminate the Red Flower Society.
- Teng Yilei (Chinese: 滕一雷; Mandarin Pinyin: Téng Yīléi; Jyutping: Tang4 Jat1-leoi4) is the most fearsome of the six. He is determined to slay any enemy at the expense of his own life.
- Gu Jinbiao (traditional Chinese: 顧金標; simplified Chinese: 顾金标; Mandarin Pinyin: Gù Jīnbiāo; Jyutping: Gu3 Gam1-biu1) is a former bandit. His movements cannot be traced and he appears unpredictably.
- Jiao Wenqi (Chinese: 焦文期; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiāo Wénqī; Jyutping: Ziu1 Man4-kei4) was killed by Lu Feiqing. His fellows mistakenly think that the Red Flower Society is responsible for his death and they start seeking vengeance on the society.
- Hahetai (Chinese: 哈合台; Mandarin Pinyin: Hāhétái; Jyutping: Haa1-hap6-toi4) is a former shepherd from Mongolia.
- Yan Shizhang (traditional Chinese: 閻世章; simplified Chinese: 阎世章; Mandarin Pinyin: Yán Shìzhāng; Jyutping: Jim4 Sai3-zoeng1) is killed by Huoqingtong.
- Yan Shikui (traditional Chinese: 閻世魁; simplified Chinese: 阎世魁; Mandarin Pinyin: Yán Shìkuí; Jyutping: Jim4 Sai3-fui1) is Yan Shizhang's younger brother. He is killed by Huoqingtong when the Islamic tribesmen and the Red Flower Society team up to attack Yan Shikui's convoy to take back the Quran.
- Luo Yuantong (traditional Chinese: 駱元通; simplified Chinese: 骆元通; Mandarin Pinyin: Luò Yuántōng; Jyutping: Lok3 Jyun4-tung1), nicknamed "Holy Saber" (Chinese: 神刀; Mandarin Pinyin: Shén Dāo; Jyutping: San4 Dou1), is Luo Bing's father.
- Bei Renlong (traditional Chinese: 貝人龍; simplified Chinese: 贝人龙; Mandarin Pinyin: Bèi Rénlóng; Jyutping: Bui3 Jan4-lung4) is a martial artist nicknamed "Jade Judge" (Chinese: 玉判官; Mandarin Pinyin: Yù Pànguān; Jyutping: Juk6 Pun3-gun1).
- Wang Weiyang (traditional Chinese: 王維揚; simplified Chinese: 王维扬; Mandarin Pinyin: Wáng Wéiyáng; Jyutping: Wong4 Wai4-joeng4), nicknamed "My Might Trembles Heshuo" (Chinese: 威震河朔; Mandarin Pinyin: Wēizhèn Héshuò; Jyutping: Wai1-zan3 Ho4-sok3), is the leader of the Zhenyuan Escort Agency. ("Heshuo" refers to an area north of the Yellow River that includes parts of modern Shanxi, Hebei and Shandong.)
- Han Wenchong (traditional Chinese: 韓文沖; simplified Chinese: 韩文冲; Mandarin Pinyin: Hán Wénchōng; Jyutping: Hon4 Man4-cung1) is a martial artist who owns a swift steed. The horse is stolen by Luo Bing when he stops to take a break.
- Yang Pengju (traditional Chinese: 楊鵬舉; simplified Chinese: 杨鹏举; Mandarin Pinyin: Yáng Péngjǔ; Jyutping: Joeng4 Paang4-geoi2), nicknamed "Golden Wings Brushing Against the Clouds" (traditional Chinese: 摩雲金翅; simplified Chinese: 摩云金翅; Mandarin Pinyin: Móyún Jīnchì; Jyutping: Mo1-wan4 Gam1-ci3), is the leader of the Wuhui Escort Agency.
- Sixth Master Tang (traditional Chinese: 唐六爺; simplified Chinese: 唐六爷; Mandarin Pinyin: Táng Lìuyé; Jyutping: Tong4 Luk6-je4) is a martial artist nicknamed "Candy with Frosted Arsenic" (traditional Chinese: 糖裡砒霜; simplified Chinese: 糖里砒霜; Mandarin Pinyin: Táng Lǐ Pī Shuāng; Jyutping: Tong2 Lei5 Pei1 Soeng1).
- Chu Yuan (traditional Chinese: 褚圓; simplified Chinese: 褚圆; Mandarin Pinyin: Chǔ Yuán; Jyutping: Cyu2 Jyun4) is a martial artist nicknamed "A Reed Crossing the River" (traditional Chinese: 一葦渡江; simplified Chinese: 一苇渡江; Mandarin Pinyin: Yī Wéi Dùjiāng; Jyutping: Jat1 Wai5 Dou6-gong1).
- Luo Xin (traditional Chinese: 羅信; simplified Chinese: 罗信; Mandarin Pinyin: Luó Xìn; Jyutping: Lo4 Seon3) is a martial artist nicknamed "Iron Armed Arhat" (traditional Chinese: 鐵臂羅漢; simplified Chinese: 铁臂罗汉; Mandarin Pinyin: Tiěbì Luóhàn; Jyutping: Tit3-bik3 Lo4-hon3).
- Wu Guodong (traditional Chinese: 吳國棟; simplified Chinese: 吴国栋; Mandarin Pinyin: Wú Guódòng; Jyutping: Ng4 Gwok3-dung3) is a constable from Beijing.
- Yuruyi (Chinese: 玉如意; Mandarin Pinyin: Yùrúyì; Jyutping: Juk6-jyu4-ji3) is a courtesan from Hangzhou. She entertains the Qianlong Emperor during his meeting with Chen Jialuo and seduces him with her charms. Later, she lures Qianlong into a trap and the emperor is captured by the Red Flower Society's members and held hostage in Liuhe Pagoda.
- "Four Tigers of Hulun" (traditional Chinese: 忽倫四虎; simplified Chinese: 忽伦四虎; Mandarin Pinyin: Hūlún Sìhǔ; Jyutping: Fat1-leon4 Sei3-fu2)