|Real Name:||David Gao|
|Hair:||Black and gray|
|Meeting Place(s):||Peaceable Kingdom, Tacoma|
|Traits:||Depressed, distant, reclusive|
David Gao was once a whole different person. He was born in Hong Kong and wanted to be a triad Lodgemaster his whole life. Eventually he got that chance in Seattle when the Red Dragon Association sent him to head up their new lodge, the Octagon.
In the early 2060s, the Red Dragon Association wiped out the Yellow Lotus triad in Hong Kong. The attack was supposed to be coordinated with a similar offensive in Seattle, with the objective of wiping out the Yellow Lotus completely. Gao failed.
As a result, the Red Dragon Association sent over a powerful Geomancer named Chen Kwan-Ti to assist, but to no avail. Since that horrible defeat, Gao has become more reclusive and repressed. He very rarely is seen in public, and conducts most of his business via the Matrix.
There are rumors that Gao is sick. These rumors are supported by reports that he has lost a lot of weight and developed a pallor. However, reports also indicate that he eats regularly at the Peaceable Kingdom in Tacoma, escorted by a few bodyguards or trusted associates. The rumors say that despite only having a small contention of people at the restaurant, the group eats enough to feed twenty people or more.
Unfortunately, no one but Chen Kwan-Ti will know the real truth, and he’s not talking.