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The Chu Ming brothers were two sworn members of the Black Company in Soldiers Live. They were presumably from Hsien on account of their name. They played a minor role in the Company's assassination of Lisa Daele Bowalk in the Voroshk world.

Soldiers Live[]

Both Chu Ming brothers were in the fortress with no name at the center of the glittering plain when the Company's Captain, Sleepy, first interrogated Goblin there. Goblin had been presumed dead for more than four years. Sleepy did not trust the little old wizard, so she took Ky Sahra's advice and sent the Chu Ming brothers to escort Goblin away with one of Tobo's Shadowgate keys to "his old friends" in the Voroshk world.

Following Sleepy's orders, the two brothers took him across the plain and into the Voroshk world through the Shadowgate there. Goblin's "old friends" referred to Croaker and Lady, who had led a group of Company members and allies (including Murgen, Thai Dei, Willow Swan, Uncle Doj, Cletus, Loftus, Cratch, Slobo, and a group of Unknown Shadows called the Black Hounds) for revenge against Lisa Daele Bowalk for the murder of One-Eye. Murgen spotted the Chu Ming brothers and Goblin approaching, but while he could not identify the brothers at that distance, he recognized Goblin and announced his arrival. After they handed off Goblin, the brothers were ordered by Croaker back "to cover the approach to the shadowgate". As such, the Chu Ming brothers were apparently not present when Bowalk and three of her Voroshk allies attacked. They rejoined the main group and left the Voroshk world after Bowalk was killed. They presumably witnessed the fateful and cataclysmic rheitgeistide explosion caused by the Voroshk patriarchs which destroyed their Shadowgate.

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