List of The Legend of the Condor Heroes characters
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Guo Jing and Yang Kang's parents
- 3 Seven Freaks of Jiangnan
- 4 Five Greats
- 5 Mongol Empire
- 6 Quanzhen Sect
- 7 Peach Blossom Island
- 8 Iron Palm Sect
- 9 Dali
- 10 Beggars' Sect
- 11 Wanyan Honglie and associates
- 12 Song imperial court
- 13 Xianxia Sect
- 14 Others
- Huang Rong (traditional Chinese: 黃蓉; simplified Chinese: 黄蓉; pinyin: Huáng Róng; Jyutping: Wong4 Jung4)
- Yang Kang (traditional Chinese: 楊康; simplified Chinese: 杨康; pinyin: Yáng Kāng; Jyutping: Joeng4 Hong1)
Guo Jing and Yang Kang's parents
- Guo Xiaotian (traditional Chinese: 郭嘯天; simplified Chinese: 郭啸天; pinyin: Guō Xiàotiān; Jyutping: Gwok3 Siu3-tin1) is Guo Jing's father. He made an agreement with his sworn brother, Yang Tiexin, for their children to become either sworn siblings (if they are of the same sex) or a married couple (if they are of opposite sexes). He is killed by Duan Tiande's men.
- Li Ping (Chinese: 李萍; pinyin: Lǐ Píng; Jyutping: Lei5 Ping4) is Guo Xiaotian's wife and Guo Jing's mother. She survived the raid on Niu Family Village but was captured by Duan Tiande. She manages to escape and settle down in Mongolia, where she gives birth to her son. She remains in Mongolia for the rest of her life and never returned home. She commits suicide to remind her son of his heritage when Genghis Khan tries to force Guo Jing to help him conquer the Song Empire.
- Yang Tiexin (traditional Chinese: 楊鐵心; simplified Chinese: 杨铁心; pinyin: Yáng Tiěxīn; Jyutping: Joeng4 Tit3-sam1) is Yang Kang's father. He specialises in the martial art 'Yang Family Spear' (楊家槍法), which has been passed down for generations in his family. He survived the attack on Niu Family Village, renames himself Mu Yi (Chinese: 穆易; pinyin: Mù Yì; Jyutping: Muk6 Jik6), and adopts Mu Nianci as his daughter. He is reunited with his family later but his son refuses to acknowledge him. He commits suicide with his wife after being cornered by Wanyan Honglie and his men.
- Bao Xiruo (Chinese: 包惜弱; pinyin: Bāo Xīruò; Jyutping: Baau1 Sik1-joek6) is Yang Tiexin's wife and Yang Kang's mother. She is soft-hearted and empathetic, as implied by her name "Xiruo" (lit. "pity the weak"). She survives the raid on Niu Family Village and is saved by Wanyan Honglie, who brings her back to the Jin Empire and marries her. She commits suicide to join Yang Tiexin.
Seven Freaks of Jiangnan
The "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan", also known as the "Jiangnan Qi Guai" (Chinese: 江南七怪; pinyin: Jiāngnán Qī Guài; Jyutping: Gong1-naam4 Cat1 Gwaai3), is a group of seven chivalrous martial artists from Jiangnan. They were Guo Jing's first martial arts teachers. Ke Zhen'e was blinded many years ago in a fight against the "Twin Killers in the Dark Wind". Zhang A'sheng is killed by Chen Xuanfeng while the rest (except Ke Zhen'e) are murdered by Ouyang Feng and Yang Kang later. The seven are:
- Ke Zhen'e (traditional Chinese: 柯鎮惡; simplified Chinese: 柯镇恶; pinyin: Kē Zhèn'è; Jyutping: O1 Zan3-ngok3), nicknamed "Flying Bat" (traditional Chinese: 飛天蝙蝠; simplified Chinese: 飞天蝙蝠; pinyin: Fēitiān Biānfú; Jyutping: Fei1-tin1 Bin1-fuk1), is the oldest among the seven. Even though he is blind, he is highly skilled in using the staff and dart-throwing.
- Zhu Cong (traditional Chinese: 朱聰; simplified Chinese: 朱聪; pinyin: Zhū Cōng; Jyutping: Zyu1 Cung1), nicknamed "Marvellous-Handed Scholar" (traditional Chinese: 妙手書生; simplified Chinese: 妙手书生; pinyin: Miàoshǒu Shūshēng; Jyutping: Miu6-sau2 Syu1-sang1), is the wisest among the seven. He specialises in the art of thieving.
- Han Baoju (traditional Chinese: 韓寶駒; simplified Chinese: 韩宝驹; pinyin: Hán Bǎojū; Jyutping: Hon4 Bou2-keoi1), nicknamed "Horse Deity" (traditional Chinese: 馬王神; simplified Chinese: 马王神; pinyin: Mǎ Wáng Shén; Jyutping: Maa5 Wong4 San4), specialises in horse-riding.
- Nan Xiren (Chinese: 南希仁; pinyin: Nán Xīrén; Jyutping: Naam4 Hei1-yan4), nicknamed "Southern Hill Woodcutter" (Chinese: 南山樵子; pinyin: Nánshān Qiáozǐ; Jyutping: Naam4-saan1 Ciu4-zi2), is a shy individual who taught Guo Jing to use the saber.
- Zhang a'Sheng (traditional Chinese: 張阿生; simplified Chinese: 张阿生; pinyin: Zhāng Ā'shēng; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Aa3-sang1), nicknamed "Laughing Buddha" (traditional Chinese: 笑彌陀; simplified Chinese: 笑弥陀; pinyin: Xiào Mítuó; Jyutping: Siu3 Mei4-to4), is Han Xiaoying's lover. He is slain by Chen Xuanfeng.
- Quan Jinfa (traditional Chinese: 全金發; simplified Chinese: 全金发; pinyin: Quán Jīnfā; Jyutping: Cyun4 Gam1-faat3), nicknamed "Hidden Hero in the Busy City" (traditional Chinese: 鬧市俠隱; simplified Chinese: 闹市侠隐; pinyin: Nàoshì Xiáyǐn; Jyutping: Naau6-si5 Hap6-jan2), specialises in using the spear or lance.
- Han Xiaoying (traditional Chinese: 韓小瑩; simplified Chinese: 韩小莹; pinyin: Hán Xiǎoyíng; Jyutping: Hon4 Siu2-jing4), nicknamed "Yue Maiden Sword" (traditional Chinese: 越女劍; simplified Chinese: 越女剑; pinyin: Yuè Nǚ Jiàn; Jyutping: Jyut6 Neoi5 Gim3), is Zhang A'sheng's lover and the only female among the seven. She taught Guo Jing to use the sword.
- Huang Yaoshi (traditional Chinese: 黃藥師; simplified Chinese: 黄药师; pinyin: Huáng Yàoshī; Jyutping: Wong4 Joek6-si1)
- Ouyang Feng (traditional Chinese: 歐陽鋒; simplified Chinese: 欧阳锋; pinyin: Ōuyáng Fēng; Jyutping: Au1-joeng4 Fung1)
- Reverend Yideng (traditional Chinese: 一燈大師; simplified Chinese: 一灯大师; pinyin: Yīdēng Dàshī; Jyutping: Jat1-dang1 Daai6-si1)
- Wang Chongyang (traditional Chinese: 王重陽; simplified Chinese: 王重阳; pinyin: Wáng Chóngyáng; Jyutping: Wong4 Cung4-joeng4)
- Temüjin (traditional Chinese: 鐵木真; simplified Chinese: 铁木真; pinyin: Tiěmùzhēn; Jyutping: Tit3-muk6-zan1) is an ambitious warlord who unites all the Mongol tribes under his rule and becomes known as Genghis Khan (Chinese: 成吉思汗; pinyin: Chéngjísī Hàn; Jyutping: Sing4-gat1-si1 Hon6). He raises Guo Jing and treats the boy as a surrogate son. At the end of the novel, before his death, he debates with Guo on what constitutes a hero.
- Genghis Khan's children:
- Jochi (Chinese: 朮赤; pinyin: Zhúchì; Jyutping: Seot6-cik3) is the eldest son.
- Chagatai (Chinese: 察合台; pinyin: Cháhétái; Jyutping: Caat3-hap6-toi4) is the second son.
- Ögedei (traditional Chinese: 窩闊台; simplified Chinese: 窝阔台; pinyin: Wōkuòtái; Jyutping: Wo1-fut3-toi4) is the third son.
- Tolui (Chinese: 拖雷; pinyin: Tuōléi; Jyutping: To1-leoi4) is the fourth son. He becomes Guo Jing's anda (安達; sworn brother).
- Huazheng (traditional Chinese: 華箏; simplified Chinese: 华筝; pinyin: Huázhēng; Jyutping: Waa4-zang1) is the Khan's daughter. She was Guo Jing's childhood playmate and has a crush on him but Guo regards her as a younger sister. Her father betroths her to Guo but they are not married eventually. When she discovers that Guo is planning to disobey her father's order to attack the Song Empire, she secretly reports Guo to her father in the hope that Guo will be forced to remain in Mongolia. However, in doing so, she unknowingly brings big trouble to Guo and indirectly causes his mother to commit suicide. Overwhelmed by guilt over what happened to Guo's mother, she leaves home and became a recluse for the rest of her life. Before leaving, she warns Guo that the Mongols are planning to attack Xiangyang.
- Genghis Khan's followers:
- Jebe (Chinese: 哲別; pinyin: Zhébié; Jyutping: Zit3-bit6) is an expert archer from a rival tribe who later becomes one of the Khan's most trusted men. He teaches Guo Jing archery.
- Muqali (traditional Chinese: 木華黎; simplified Chinese: 木华黎; pinyin: Mùhuálí; Jyutping: Muk6-waa4-lai4)
- Chilaun (traditional Chinese: 赤老溫; simplified Chinese: 赤老温; pinyin: Chìlǎowēn; Jyutping: Cik3-lou5-wan1)
- Huduhu (Chinese: 忽都虎; pinyin: Hūdūhǔ; Jyutping: Fat1-dou1-fu2)
- Jelme (Chinese: 者勒米; pinyin: Zhělèmǐ; Jyutping: Ze2-lak6-mai5)
- Borokhula (traditional Chinese: 博爾忽; simplified Chinese: 博尔忽; pinyin: Bóěrhū; Jyutping: Bok3-ji5-fat1) returns to save Hong Qigong, Guo Jing, Huang Rong, Huazheng and others when they were trapped by Yang Kang and Ouyang Feng.
- Genghis Khan's rivals:
- Jamukha (Chinese: 札木合; pinyin: Zhámùhé; Jyutping: Zaat3-muk6-hap6) is Temujin's anda and ally. He becomes Temujin's rival later.
- Wang Khan (Chinese: 王罕; pinyin: Wáng Hǎn; Jyutping: Wong4 Hon2) was the anda of Genghis Khan's father, and formerly an ally of the Khan and Jamukha. He sides with Jamukha in the war against Genghis Khan later.
- Sangkun (Chinese: 桑昆; pinyin: Sāngkūn; Jyutping: Song1-gwan1) is Wang Khan's son.
- Dushi (Chinese: 都史; pinyin: Dūshǐ; Jyutping: Dou1-si2) is Sangkun's son and Huazheng's original fiance.
- The "Seven Immortals of Quanzhen" (Chinese: 全真七子; pinyin: Quánzhēn Qī Zǐ; Jyutping: Cyun4-zan1 Cat1 Zi2) are the seven students of Wang Chongyang. They lead the sect after their teacher's death. The seven are:
- Ma Yu (traditional Chinese: 馬鈺; simplified Chinese: 马钰; pinyin: Mǎ Yù; Jyutping: Maa5 Juk6), Taoist name Danyangzi (traditional Chinese: 丹陽子; simplified Chinese: 丹阳子; pinyin: Dānyángzǐ; Jyutping: Daan1-joeng4-zi2). He teaches Guo Jing some basic Quanzhen martial arts and inner energy skills.
- Tan Chuduan (traditional Chinese: 譚處端; simplified Chinese: 谭处端; pinyin: Tán Chǔduān; Jyutping: Taam4 Cyu2-dyun1), Taoist name Changzhenzi (traditional Chinese: 長真子; simplified Chinese: 长真子; pinyin: Chángzhēnzǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4-zan1-zi2). He is killed by Ouyang Feng in a fight.
- Liu Chuxuan (traditional Chinese: 劉處玄; simplified Chinese: 刘处玄; pinyin: Liú Chǔxuán; Jyutping: Lau4 Cyu2-jyun4), Taoist name Changshengzi (traditional Chinese: 長生子; simplified Chinese: 长生子; pinyin: Chángshēngzǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4-sang1-zi2).
- Qiu Chuji (traditional Chinese: 丘處機; simplified Chinese: 丘处机; pinyin: Qiū Chǔjī; Jyutping: Jau1 Cyu2-gei1), Taoist name Changchunzi (traditional Chinese: 長春子; simplified Chinese: 长春子; pinyin: Chángchūnzǐ; Jyutping: Coeng4-ceon1-zi2). He befriends the Guo and Yang families in the first chapter. He becomes Yang Kang's teacher later.
- Wang Chuyi (traditional Chinese: 王處一; simplified Chinese: 王处一; pinyin: Wáng Chǔyī; Jyutping: Wong4 Cyu2-jat1), Taoist name Yuyangzi (traditional Chinese: 玉陽子; simplified Chinese: 玉阳子; pinyin: Yùyángzǐ; Jyutping: Juk6-joeng4-zi2). He befriends Guo Jing after learning that Guo learnt some Quanzhen skills from his senior, Ma Yu, before. Guo helps him recover when he was injured by Lingzhi Shangren.
- Hao Datong (Chinese: 郝大通; pinyin: Hǎo Dàtōng; Jyutping: Gok3 Daai6-tung1), Taoist name Guangningzi (traditional Chinese: 廣寧子; simplified Chinese: 广宁子; pinyin: Guǎngníngzǐ; Jyutping: Gwong2-ning4-zi2).
- Sun Bu'er (traditional Chinese: 孫不二; simplified Chinese: 孙不二; pinyin: Sūn Bù'èr; Jyutping: Syun1 Bat1-ji6), Taoist name Qingjing Sanren (traditional Chinese: 清靜散人; simplified Chinese: 清静散人; pinyin: Qīngjìng Sǎnrén; Jyutping: Cing1-zing6 Saan2-jan4).
- Yin Zhiping (Chinese: 尹志平; pinyin: Yǐn Zhìpíng; Jyutping: Wan5 Zi3-ping4) is one of Qiu Chuji's apprentices. He goes to Mongolia to remind Guo Jing of his scheduled match with Yang Kang.
- Cheng Yaojia (traditional Chinese: 程瑤迦; simplified Chinese: 程瑶迦; pinyin: Chéng Yáojiā; Jyutping: Cing4 Jiu4-gaa1) is Sun Bu'er's apprentice. She was almost raped by Ouyang Ke but Guo Jing and Huang Rong saves her. She later marries Lu Guanying under Huang Yaoshi's arrangement.
Peach Blossom Island
Huang Yaoshi's apprentices
- The "Twin Killers in the Dark Wind" (traditional Chinese: 黑風雙煞; simplified Chinese: 黑风双煞; pinyin: Hēi Fēng Shuāng Shà; Jyutping: Hak1 Fung1 Soeng1 Saat3) are Huang Yaoshi's two most senior apprentices. They eloped, stole their teacher's copy of the Nine Yin Manual, and fled from Peace Blossom Island. They master two skills derived from an unorthodox interpretation of the manual: the 'Nine Yin White Bone Claw' (九陰白骨爪) and the 'Heart Shattering Palm' (摧心掌). Mei Chaofeng also learns the 'White Boa Whip Skill' (白蟒鞭法). The couple are known for committing heinous crimes and are highly feared in the jianghu. They are:
- Chen Xuanfeng (traditional Chinese: 陳玄風; simplified Chinese: 陈玄凤; pinyin: Chén Xuánfēng; Jyutping: Can4 Jyun4-fung1), nicknamed "Copper Corpse" (traditional Chinese: 銅屍; simplified Chinese: 铜尸; pinyin: Tóng Shī; Jyutping: Tung4 Si1). He fights with the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan" and tries to grab a six-year-old Guo Jing but the boy instinctively stabs him in the abdomen with a dagger and kills him.
- Mei Chaofeng (traditional Chinese: 梅超風; simplified Chinese: 梅超风; pinyin: Méi Chāofēng; Jyutping: Mui4 Ciu1-fung1), original name Mei Ruohua (traditional Chinese: 梅若華; simplified Chinese: 梅若华; pinyin: Méi Ruòhuá; Jyutping: Mui4 Joek6-waa4), nicknamed "Iron Corpse" (traditional Chinese: 鐵屍; simplified Chinese: 铁尸; pinyin: Tiě Shī; Jyutping: Tit3 Si1). She is blinded by Ke Zhen'e in the fight against the "Seven Freaks". She escapes and trains hard in martial arts to avenge her husband. She meets Huang Yaoshi in Guiyun Manor and he forgives her and tells her to find his other four apprentices. She is killed by Ouyang Feng.
- Qu Lingfeng (traditional Chinese: 曲靈風; simplified Chinese: 曲灵风; pinyin: Qū Língfēng; Jyutping: Kuk1 Ling4-fung1) makes his first appearance as Qu San (Chinese: 曲三; pinyin: Qū Sān; Jyutping: Kuk1 Saam1), a crippled neighbour of Guo Xiaotian and Yang Tiexin. In the day, he pretends to run the inn in Niu Family Village. At night, he disguises himself and steals treasures from the palace. Guo and Yang discover his secret after witnessing him fighting with palace guards. He is killed by Shi Yanming, a palace guard. His skeleton is discovered by Guo Jing and Huang Rong several years later in a secret chamber in the inn.
- Lu Chengfeng (traditional Chinese: 陸乘風; simplified Chinese: 陆乘风; pinyin: Lù Chéngfēng; Jyutping: Luk6 Sing4-fung1) settles in Guiyun Manor (歸雲莊) near Lake Tai and nicknames himself "Handicap of Five Lakes" (traditional Chinese: 五湖廢人; simplified Chinese: 五湖废人; pinyin: Wǔ Hú Fèirén; Jyutping: Ng5 Wu4 Fai3-jan4). He once rallied a number of allies in a futile attempt to capture Chen Xuanfeng and Mei Chaofeng for his teacher. He shares the same passion for arts as Huang Yaoshi and inherits his teacher's knowledge of medicine and strategic formations. He also leads a group of pirates who rob the rich and corrupt to help the poor. He moves to Dasheng Pass (大勝關) with his family and followers after his home is destroyed by Ouyang Feng. He died of illness.
- Wu Mianfeng (traditional Chinese: 武眠風; simplified Chinese: 武眠风; pinyin: Wǔ Miánfēng; Jyutping: Mou5 Min4-fung1) died from illness.
- Feng Mofeng (traditional Chinese: 馮默風; simplified Chinese: 冯默风; pinyin: Féng Mòfēng; Jyutping: Fung4 Mak6-fung1)
- Feng Heng (traditional Chinese: 馮衡; simplified Chinese: 冯衡; pinyin: Féng Héng; Jyutping: Fung4 Hang4) was Huang Yaoshi's wife and Huang Rong's mother. She had eidetic memory and memorised the second volume of the Nine Yin Manual after reading it once. She fell ill after giving birth to Huang Rong and died.
- Shagu (Chinese: 傻姑; pinyin: Shǎgū; Jyutping: So4-gu1; literally: "foolish girl") is Qu Lingfeng's mentally handicapped daughter. She was first spotted by Guo Jing and Huang Rong in the inn at Niu Family Village. She is accepted by Huang Yaoshi as a grand-apprentice and taken to Peach Blossom Island.
- Lu Guanying (traditional Chinese: 陸冠英; simplified Chinese: 陆冠英; pinyin: Lù Guànyīng; Jyutping: Luk6 Gun3-jing1) is Lu Chengfeng's son and the young master of Guiyun Manor. His father refuses to teach him martial arts without permission from Huang Yaoshi, so he learns from Reverend Kumu instead. He marries Cheng Yaojia after falling in love with her on first sight, with Huang as the matchmaker. Huang later allows him to learn martial arts from his father.
Iron Palm Sect
- Qiu Qianren (Chinese: 裘千仞; pinyin: Qiú Qiānrèn; Jyutping: Kau4 Cin1-jan6) is the leader of the Iron Palm Sect (鐵掌幫). He is one of the more powerful fighters in the jianghu after the Five Greats, and is nicknamed "Iron Palm Skimming on Water" (traditional Chinese: 鐵掌水上飄; simplified Chinese: 铁掌水上飘; pinyin: Tiě Zhǎng Shuǐ Shàng Piāo; Jyutping: Tit3 Zoeng2 Seoi2 Soeng5 Piu1) for his prowess in martial arts and qinggong. He committed various heinous crimes, including killing Yinggu's infant son and collaborating with Jin soldiers to terrorise Song citizens. He is saved by Reverend Yideng after falling off a cliff and repents. He is renamed to Ci'en (Chinese: 慈恩; pinyin: Cí'ēn; Jyutping: Ci4-jan1) and becomes Yideng's apprentice.
- Qiu Qianzhang (Chinese: 裘千丈; pinyin: Qiú Qiānzhàng; Jyutping: Kau4 Cin1-zoeng6) is Qiu Qianren's twin brother. He is inferior to his brother in terms of moral character and martial arts prowess, and relies on impersonating his brother to con and deceive others for a living. He falls to his death from Iron Palm Peak.
- Yashaogong (traditional Chinese: 啞艄公; simplified Chinese: 哑艄公; pinyin: Yǎshāogōng; Jyutping: Aa2-saau1-gung1)
- Stronghold chiefs:
- Liu Ying (traditional Chinese: 劉瑛; simplified Chinese: 刘瑛; pinyin: Liú Yīng; Jyutping: Lau4-jing1), also known as Yinggu (Chinese: 瑛姑; pinyin: Yīnggū; Jyutping: Jing1-gu1; literally: "Aunt Ying"), is nicknamed "Divine Mathematician" (Chinese: 神算子; pinyin: Shénsuànzǐ; Jyutping: San4-syun3-zi2). She was Duan Zhixing's concubine but he neglected her due to his obsession with martial arts. She had an affair with Zhou Botong and bore him a son, but the child was severely injured by a masked attacker (Qiu Qianren). She pleaded with Duan to save her son but he refused and the infant died. Since then, she has been leading a reclusive life in the Black Swamp while plotting revenge on Duan and searching for Zhou Botong and her son's killer. During this time, she tutors herself in mathematics and martial arts.
- Yideng's aides:
- Chu Dongshan (traditional Chinese: 褚東山; simplified Chinese: 褚东山; pinyin: Chǔ Dōngshān; Jyutping: Cyu2 Dung1-saan1), nicknamed "Diancang Yuyin" (traditional Chinese: 點蒼漁隱; simplified Chinese: 点苍渔隐; pinyin: Diǎncāng Yúyǐn; Jyutping: Dim2-cong1 Jyu4-jan2), disguised as a fisherman, was previously an admiral of Dali's navy.
- Zhang Shaoshou (traditional Chinese: 張少守; simplified Chinese: 张少守; pinyin: Zhāng Shàoshǒu; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Siu2-sau2), disguised as a woodcutter, was previously a general of Dali's army.
- Wu Santong (Chinese: 武三通; pinyin: Wǔ Sāntōng; Jyutping: Mou5 Saam1-tung1), disguised as a farmer, was previously the chief of Dali's palace guards.
- Zhu Ziliu (Chinese: 朱子柳; pinyin: Zhū Zǐliǔ; Jyutping: Zyu1 Zi2-lau5), disguised as a scholar, was previously Dali's premier.
- The Indian Monk (Chinese: 天竺僧人; pinyin: Tiānzhú Sēngrén; Jyutping: Tin1-zuk1 Sang1-jan4) is Yideng's junior, and an expert in medicine and healing. He translates for Guo Jing and Huang Rong the part of the Nine Yin Manual that was written in Sanskrit.
- The Four Great Elders of the sect are:
- Lu Youjiao (traditional Chinese: 魯有腳; simplified Chinese: 鲁有脚; pinyin: Lǔ Yǒujiǎo; Jyutping: Lou5 Jau6-goek3). He befriends Guo Jing and Huang Rong.
- Elder Peng (traditional Chinese: 彭長老; simplified Chinese: 彭长老; pinyin: Péng Zhǎnglǎo; Jyutping: Pang4 Zoeng2-lou5) is a lecherous fiend who lusts for Mu Nianci. He betrays the sect and joins the Mongols eventually.
- Elder Jian (traditional Chinese: 簡長老; simplified Chinese: 简长老; pinyin: Jiǎn Zhǎnglǎo; Jyutping: Gaan2 Zoeng2-lou5)
- Elder Liang (traditional Chinese: 梁長老; simplified Chinese: 梁长老; pinyin: Liáng Zhǎnglǎo; Jyutping: Loeng4 Zoeng2-lou5)
- Li Sheng (Chinese: 黎生; pinyin: Lí Shēng; Jyutping: Lai4 Sang1) is a brave member of the sect who fights with Ouyang Ke to rescue the latter's victims, even though he is aware that he is no match for Ouyang. Guo Jing and Huang Rong show up to help him and he recognises them as Hong Qigong's students. Hong Qigong taught him one stance of the 'Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms' before. He refuses to kill Guo and Huang when Yang Kang orders him to do so, and chooses to commit suicide instead.
- Yu Zhaoxing (traditional Chinese: 余兆興; simplified Chinese: 余兆兴; pinyin: Yú Zhàoxīng; Jyutping: Jyu4 Ziu6-hing1)
Wanyan Honglie and associates
- Wanyan Honglie (traditional Chinese: 完顏洪烈; simplified Chinese: 完颜洪烈; pinyin: Wányán Hóngliè; Jyutping: Jyun4-ngaan4 Hung4-lit6) is the sixth prince of the Jin Empire. He bribes Duan Tiande to lead soldiers to kill Guo Xiaotian and Yang Tiexin so that he can seize Yang's wife Bao Xiruo for himself. He marries her and raises Yang Kang as his own son. He is obsessed with finding the Book of Wumu as he intends to use the knowledge acquired from the book to eliminate the Jin Empire's enemies and become a hero of his people. His plans are foiled by Guo Jing and Huang Rong, who obtain the book instead. He later travels to Samarkand to form an alliance between the Jin Empire and Khwarezm Empire as part of a last-ditch effort to counter the Mongols. He is eventually captured by Mongol forces and meets his end.
- Wanyan Hongxi (traditional Chinese: 完顏洪熙; simplified Chinese: 完颜洪熙; pinyin: Wányán Hóngxī; Jyutping: Jyun4-ngaan4 Hung4-hei1) is Wanyan Honglie's brother. He and his brother are sent to Mongolia as envoys to meet Genghis Khan in an early chapter.
- Ouyang Ke (traditional Chinese: 歐陽克; simplified Chinese: 欧阳克; pinyin: Ōuyáng Kè; Jyutping: Au1-joeng4 Hak1) is Ouyang Feng's nephew, but he is actually Ouyang Feng's illegitimate son. A lecherous fiend, he enjoys preying on young and beautiful maidens, especially Huang Rong, Mu Nianci and Cheng Yaojia. He initially wanted Guo Jing's Ferghana horse and later becomes Guo's rival in winning Huang Rong's affection. His attempts on Huang Rong have ended up in failure and shame for himself every time. His legs were crushed by a boulder in a booby trap set by Huang Rong. He is murdered by Yang Kang eventually after attempting to molest Mu Nianci and Cheng Yaojia in Niu Family Village. Another motivation for the murder is that Yang Kang would be the most likely person to become Ouyang Feng's apprentice after Ouyang Ke dies.
- Sha Tongtian (Chinese: 沙通天; pinyin: Shā Tōngtiān; Jyutping: Saa1 Tung1-tin1) is nicknamed "Devil's Gate Dragon King" (traditional Chinese: 鬼門龍王; simplified Chinese: 鬼门龙王; pinyin: Guǐmén Lóngwáng; Jyutping: Gwai2-mun4 Lung4-wong4). His left arm is amputated by Peng Lianhu after being infected with poison from a dying Yang Kang. He betrays Wanyan Honglie near the end of the novel.
- The "Four Devils of the Yellow River" (traditional Chinese: 黃河四鬼; simplified Chinese: 黄河四鬼; pinyin: Huánghé Sì Guǐ; Jyutping: Wong4-ho4 Sei3-gwai2) are Sha Tongtian's students. They are:
- Shen Qinggang (traditional Chinese: 沈青剛; simplified Chinese: 沈青刚; pinyin: Shěn Qīnggāng; Jyutping: Sam2 Cing1-gong1), nicknamed "Soul-Severing Saber" (traditional Chinese: 斷魂刀; simplified Chinese: 断魂刀; pinyin: Duàn Hún Dāo; Jyutping: Dyun3 Wan4 Dou1).
- Wu Qinglie (traditional Chinese: 吳青烈; simplified Chinese: 吴青烈; pinyin: Wú Qīngliè; Jyutping: Ng4 Cing1-lit6), nicknamed "Life-Chasing Spear" (traditional Chinese: 追命槍; simplified Chinese: 追命枪; pinyin: Zhuī Mìng Qiāng; Jyutping: Zeoi1 Ming6 Coeng1).
- Ma Qingxiong (traditional Chinese: 馬青雄; simplified Chinese: 马青雄; pinyin: Mǎ Qīngxióng; Jyutping: Maa5 Cing1-hung4), nicknamed "Soul-Capturing Whip" (traditional Chinese: 奪魄鞭; simplified Chinese: 夺魄鞭; pinyin: Duó Pò Biān; Jyutping: Dyut6 Paak3 Bin1). He is killed by Lu Guanying's pirates.
- Qian Qingjian (traditional Chinese: 錢青健; simplified Chinese: 钱青健; pinyin: Qián Qīngjiàn; Jyutping: Cin2 Cing1-gin6), nicknamed "Death's Axe" (traditional Chinese: 喪門斧; simplified Chinese: 丧门斧; pinyin: Sàng Mén Fǔ; Jyutping: Song3 Mun4 Fu2). He is killed by the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan" in the Mongol camp when he tries to assassinate Guo Jing.
- Hou Tonghai (Chinese: 侯通海; pinyin: Hóu Tōnghǎi; Jyutping: Hau4 Tung1-hoi2), nicknamed "Three Headed Dragon" (traditional Chinese: 三頭蛟; simplified Chinese: 三头蛟; pinyin: Sān Tóu Jiāo; Jyutping: Saam1 Tau4 Gaau1), is Sha Tongtian's inept junior.
- Liang Ziweng (Chinese: 梁子翁; pinyin: Liáng Zǐwēng; Jyutping: Loeng4 Zi2-jung1), nicknamed "Ginseng Immortal Old Demon" (Chinese: 參仙老怪; pinyin: Shēn Xiān Lǎo Guài; Jyutping: Saam1 Sin1 Lou5 Gwaai3), is an eccentric martial artist from the Changbai Mountains. 20 years ago he attempted to rape many women but they were saved by Hong Qigong and he suffered a humiliating defeat at Hong's hands. He rears a pet serpent meant to be used for an experiment. The snake nearly kills Guo Jing, who has been immobilised, but Guo bites its neck in self-defence, and kills it and drinks its blood in the process. Since then, Liang has been stalking Guo and wanting to suck his blood, believing that it will make him more powerful. Hong Qigong shows up to help Guo, and Liang shuns away in fear when he recognises Hong. At the end of the novel, Liang loses his footing in a final attempt to kill Guo at Mount Hua and falls to his death.
- Lingzhi Shangren (traditional Chinese: 靈智上人; simplified Chinese: 灵智上人; pinyin: Língzhì Shàngrén; Jyutping: Ling4-zi3 Soeng5-jan4) is a Tibetan monk who poisons Wang Chuyi in a fight.
- Peng Lianhu (traditional Chinese: 彭連虎; simplified Chinese: 彭连虎; pinyin: Péng Liánhǔ; Jyutping: Pang4 Lin4-fu2), nicknamed "Thousand Hands Human Butcher" (Chinese: 千手人屠; pinyin: Qiān Shǒu Rén Tú; Jyutping: Cin1 Sau2 Jan4 Tou4), is a notorious mass murderer. He poisons Ma Yu in a fight.
Song imperial court
- Huang Chang (traditional Chinese: 黃裳; simplified Chinese: 黄裳; pinyin: Huáng Cháng; Jyutping: Wong4 Soeng4) was the creator of the Nine Yin Manual.
- Duan Tiande (Chinese: 段天德; pinyin: Duàn Tiāndé; Jyutping: Dyun6 Tin1-dak1) is a military officer who leads his men to kill Guo Xiaotian and Yang Tiexin. He is actually acting on Wanyan Honglie's orders, as part of the latter's plan to win Bao Xiruo's affection. He later reveals the truth unsuspectingly while being held captive in Guiyun Manor, and is eventually slain by Yang Kang.
- Lü Wende (traditional Chinese: 呂文德; simplified Chinese: 吕文德; pinyin: Lǚ Wéndé; Jyutping: Leoi5 Man4-dak1) is the commander of Xiangyang's military forces. Guo Jing and Huang Rong warn him about the Mongols' invasion at the end of the novel.
- Shi Yanming (Chinese: 石彦明; pinyin: Shí Yànmíng; Jyutping: Sek6 Jin6-ming4) was a high ranking palace guard. He and Qu Lingfeng killed each other in a fight in the secret chamber in Qu's inn. His skeleton is discovered many years later by Guo Jing and Huang Rong.
- Wang Daoqian (Chinese: 王道乾; pinyin: Wáng Dàoqián; Jyutping: Wong4 Dou3-kin4) was an official in the Ministry of War. He was killed by Qiu Chuji after the latter discovered his attempt to trade secrets with Wanyan Honglie.
- Jiang Wen (Chinese: 姜文; pinyin: Jiāng Wén; Jyutping: Goeng1 Man4) is the magistrate of Xiushui County.
- Shi Miyuan (traditional Chinese: 史彌遠; simplified Chinese: 史弥远; pinyin: Shǐ Míyuǎn; Jyutping: Si2 Mei4-jyun5) is a court minister.
- Ge Yuncong (traditional Chinese: 蓋運聰; simplified Chinese: 盖运聪; pinyin: Gě Yùncōng; Jyutping: Goi3 Wan6-cung1) is the prefect of Jiaxing.
- Han Tuozhou (traditional Chinese: 韓侂冑; simplified Chinese: 韩侂冑; pinyin: Hán Tuōzhòu; Jyutping: Hon4 Caa3-zau6) is a court minister.
- Reverend Kumu (traditional Chinese: 枯木大師; simplified Chinese: 枯木大师; pinyin: Kūmù Dàshī; Jyutping: Fu1-muk6 Daai6-si1) is the abbot of Yunqi Monastery (雲棲寺) and a member of the Xianxia Sect (仙霞派). He is Duan Tiande's uncle and Lu Guanying's teacher. Duan lies to him that Qiu Chuji is a murderous villain after his life. Kumu believes his nephew and enlists the help of the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan" to fight Qiu, resulting in a big misunderstanding.
- Reverend Jiaomu (traditional Chinese: 焦木大師; simplified Chinese: 焦木大师; pinyin: Jiāomù Dàshī; Jyutping: Ziu1-muk6 Daai6-si1) died incidentally during a fight between Qiu Chuji and the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan".
- Ala ad-Din Muhammad II (traditional Chinese: 阿拉烏丁·摩訶末; simplified Chinese: 阿拉乌丁·摩诃末; pinyin: Ālāwūdīng Móhēmò; Jyutping: Aa3-laa1-wu1-ding1 Mo1-ho1-mut6) is the ruler of the Khwarezm Empire. He dies of pleurisy after his empire falls to the Mongols.
- Tang Zude (traditional Chinese: 湯祖德; simplified Chinese: 汤祖德; pinyin: Tāng Zǔdé; Jyutping: Tong1 Zou2-dak1)
- Jiang Yuncong (traditional Chinese: 姜運聰; simplified Chinese: 姜运聪; pinyin: Jiāng Yùncōng; Jyutping: Goeng1 Wan6-cung1)