Jin Garyeong (진가령, Jin Galyeong), also known as the White Jade Martial Empress (백옥무제, Baeg-ogmuje), is the Lady of the Baekma Valley.
Appearance & PersonalityEdit
Garyeong appears to be a beautiful young woman with long black hair that is tied into a bun, pale brown eyes, full red lips and an ample bosom.
She seems to be quite inquisitive and has an eye for talent. She is not without her rage and can exert serious pressure when she gets serious.
She spoke to Yang Jeonghak about Soh Jinhong's battle with Gang Ryong. When the conversation ended, she asked him what his view was on whether Gang Ryong was a worthy successor to the supreme overlord considering Yang Jeonghak was once part of the Heavenly Destruction Sect; he replied that Ryong was a mess and painful to watch. She then said it was a shame but to keep and eye on him as he would have to show his true colours before long.
While with Captain Yang Jeonghak in her quarters, they felt what seemed to be an earthquake. Getting a message from a subordinate, she told them to deal with it. A little later, Garyeong was surprised to see Gha Woobok walk in mentioning that she wanted his head. With Jeonghak explaining his methods in bringing Woobok to the Valley, infuriating her, Jeonghak and Woobok had a brief scuffle that was diffused when Garyeong flared her ki in irritation. She then told Jeonghak he'd better explain the situation later before apologising to Woobok for Jeonghak's actions. Recalling that Ryong played with Woobok's kids, she asked who it was that was attacking the Baekma Valley. Going outside, Hwang Gyu appeared and informed her that the Heavenly Destroyer's disciple was assailing the Baekma Valley. Just then, they all felt the mighty after-shocks of a powerful collision and Garyeong rushed over to the scene. Seeing Dang Gan lying still on the floor, she asked Gang Ryong if he was dead, but Ryong replied in a round-about manner, eliciting a fighting response from Garyeong who flared her ki intimidatingly. Dang Gan got up briefly but fell very shortly afterwards due to the serious internal injuries he had sustained. With Yang Jeonghak confirming that Dang Gan was still alive, Ryong then released his heavy ki aura, pinning everyone down. Garyeong asked if Ryong thought Woobok was dead, but he stated he didn't trust their words any longer and demanded they bring Woobok out before exerting his crushing aura even further. Wondering if she would have to take action, Woobok suddenly called out to Ryong from above causing him to relax his aura.
In the evening, in her quarters, Garyeong sternly stated to Yang Jeonghak that he'd better explain all the occurrences of the day or his life would be forfeit. Revealing that he had intentionally caused Gang Ryong to attack the Baekma Valley under the orders of the former Lady of the Valley, Garyeong's exasperation turned into shock; Jeonghak then revealed Garyeong's mother's intentions for inciting Gang Ryong, which further exasperated her. He and Garyeong then discussed Gang Ryong before she asked if "he" was one of "them", with Jeonghak confirming it to be so before adding that only Gha Woobok could ascertain it.
Having summoned Gang Ryong, as his agent, he chewed Garyeong out for not telling him everything about her and the Baekma Valley. Garyeong gave an off-handed response before adding that if he wouldn't listen then she wouldn't tell him that they'd found one of the people Ryong was looking for. As she turned to leave, Gang, exuding an extremely murderous aura, asked her who they'd found. Garyeong informed him that they might have found one of his master's enemies and then humorously coerced him into paying more to receive a confirmation on the person they'd found.
Back in the Valley, Garyeong mused on Gang Ryong's words, as well as Yang Jeonghak's statements about the boy, and then began to wonder upon Ryong's fated outcome.
Asking if a travel pass and a map was all he needed, Garyeong noted that the extra fee was higher than anticipated but she would put it on his tab. Ryong then asked if the debt could be annulled if he didn't make it back, but Garyeong emphatically refused before sending him on his way.
Encountering Yerin, Garyeong tried to get a rise out of her regarding Ryong. With Yerin continuing on her own journey, Garyeong then told Hwang Gyu that she had recently found out where Ryong had disappeared to.
After Ryong returned to the tavern, he met with Garyeong where they discussed what he'd experienced at the Naeseonhyang as well as Garyeong revealing that the other three Four Heavenly Kings may still be alive. Promising to give Ryong the information once it was all compiled, he left. Getting back to the Valley, Garyeong abruptly found out that she had a conclusive piece of evidence as her visitor.
Having been put in a moral bind by Mak Sapyeong, Garyeong orchestrated the disappearances of Gang Ryong's friends and acquaintances before leading him into a trap where the Baekma Valley could subdue him. With Ryong realising just who was attacking, he tried to warn them away but Garyeong told him he'd have to fight properly because she had been put in an unavoidably binding position. With Ryong on the cosh, Garyeong and the rest of the Baekma Valley seemingly subdued him.
Bringing the captured Ryong to Sapyeong's domain, Garyeong stated they'd only hand him over once Sapyeong fulfilled his end of the deal. With the Heavenly King ultimately proving he wouldn't uphold his end, with Garyeong becoming aware that Soh Jinhong had completed his role, she threatened Sapyeong until the latter revealed his secret weapon: seemingly implacable mindless warriors. Making quick work of the minions, she was soon informed by Woobok that they were infested by Gu worms (explaining their unrelenting nature). With the downed minions exploding after taking sufficient damage, an ired Garyeong took chase after Sapyeong after Woobok assured her he could take down the remaining Gu-infested minions. Chasing after Sapyeong, he contently revealed his "present" to her: Garyeong's mother infected by his Gu worms! Shocked and upset by the developments, Garyeong was quickly put into an emotional bind as she combated her Gu-controlled mother. Seeing no other option, she called her trump card: Gang Ryong himself!
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
With her heritage and position as leader of a renowned murim faction, Jin Garyeong lives up to her expectations, possessing incredible power. She was confident enough to combat Gang Ryong when the latter was rampaging in the Baekma Valley and was unaffected by the immense weight of his exerted ki aura.
Immense Inner Ki: Garyeong has been shown to possess enough inner ki to destroy her immediate surroundings through its exertion alone, in addition to destroying Yang Jeonghak's illusion wall in the process. She was also able to easily slice through relatively powerful gosu and completely block powerful explosions using only a cloth imbued with her powerful inner ki.
Immense Physical Strength: In addition to her powerful inner ki, Garyeong possesses incredible physical strength, being able to completely shatter and break through solid physical structures as well as combat other gosu using nothing more than a cloth imbued with her inner ki.
- Jin Gayoung (LINE)
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Her grandfather is one of the legendary Twelve Supreme Masters of the old murim, Goo Hwi.
- She has inherited the title of Martial Empress of the Murim from her mother, who had already succeeded the old Murim.
|Baekma Valley||Dang Gan • Gha Woobok • Hwang Gyu • Jin Garyeong • Soh Jinhong • Yang Jeonghak|
|Heavenly Destruction Sect||Dokgo Ryong • Gwi Yeong • Mak Sapyeong|
|Naeseonhyang||Gwi Yeong • Wang Eungi|
|Paelim Hall||Sa Paecheon|
|Pungjin Sect||Doh Gyeol • Doh Gyeom • Doh Gyeom's uncle|
|White Skulls||Wang Ahk|
|Unaffiliated||Gang Ryong • Goo Hwi • Myo Cheong • Sa Jun|
|Humans||Heuk Lan • Myeongjeong • Song Chohyang • Song Yerin|