For generations, the Su family has only boys. So when there is finally, finally, a girl born into the family, how can she not be the precious pearl in 10,000 eyes? If you guard her with your palm, what if she gets squashed? If you put her in your mouth, what if she melts?
What nonsense! Her father General Su is a famous figure across 6 countries and even if she is a girl, she may very well be a heroine who may not lose out to men.
Still, the folks in the capital have yet to reach a conclusion on what Ms Su is like after 16 years. Who knows? Perhaps they can… ask the pirates?
Su Su (aka Xiao Shu) – a spunky 16-year old, who left home in search of adventure….. I mean in search of a treasure to give her parents as a thank-you present for bring her up. She decides to try her luck at the eastern seas, so she disguises herself as a young man, joins a fishing crew, and ends up kidnapped by a group of ….pirates? Huh? Are there still pirates after the Su Navy has eradicated their nest nearly 20 years ago? Just what are they up to?
Mo Yuan – an revered guest on Pirate Island. You can see no emotions in his eyes whatsoever although he can probably see through everything, including the young ‘man’ who is too extraordinary to be a fisherman. He is well-versed in stratagems and is probably a martial arts expert as well although it is very difficult to tell with Li Yang around.
Li Yang – Mo Yuan’s bodyguard. He is like invisible most of the time but has a knack to appear by his master’s side within split seconds when summoned.
Sang Nuan – pirate’s daughter. She is highly valued by the pirate chief, probably for her smarts or for her ability to heal. She has the airs of a nobleman’s daughter (is she really a pirate?), has very fair hands, and does not know any martial arts.
Ye Lie – another captive on Pirate Island who was brought to the island about one month before Xiao Shu. He is very capable and organized, so the pirates let him assist in manning the captives. His martial arts skills are directly proportionate with the danger of each situation.