The New World
Grand Secretary Xiao Gubai
Minister In Charge of the South-Eastern Provinces
A floridly plump man always dressed in the finest silks and courtly fashions, Gubai is an important member of the Nine Ministries, the convoluted and powerful bureaucracy that runs the vast Qin Empire. Pleasant, soft-spoken, and generous on the surface, he is in fact ruthless and cunning, capable of offering a plate of quails eggs in one breath and ordering execution by torture in the next.