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[NPC] DaHong Liao


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Player name: liubei013

Character number: N/A

Faction: Earth Alliance




Full name: DaHong Liao

Nickname: Liao zongli (Premier Liao)

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Race: Natural

Occupation: Premier of the Republic of East Asia

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Citizenship: Republic of East Asia, Earth Alliance

Personality: An unusually light-hearted person, DaHong is the kind of person that treats every single day as the most precious commodity.  He is the type of person who would break up a moment of discomfort with a joke and then an uproarious laugh.  He also has a knack for ‘reading’ people even in a brief conversation.  However, he does act serious in situations that involve his nation and/or his loved ones.




Height: 5’7’’

Weight: 70 kgs

Hair Colour and Style: Thin, short black hair with slight streaks of grey, slightly bald

Eye Colour: Brown

Identifying Marks: None

Skin Tone: Pale

Build: Stout, somewhat rounded

Clothing: Civilian/Premier: Typically wears a black suit, red & yellow tie, and dress shoes.

Casual: Light colored collared shirts, khakis, and walking shoes

Handiness: Right-handed




Mother: WeiHuang Song

Father: LiBian Liao (deceased)

Siblings: None

Wife: (Dr.)Midori Sasaki

Children: DongFeng Liao (male, age 17), MingMing Liao (female, age 12)


Personal History:


DaHong grew up in the bustling city of Shanghai and led a relatively average life with many creature comforts and other everyday commodities.  He attended several private schools as a child, but as he neared completion of high school, his parents urged him to go into engineering fields.  However, he knew early on that he was more of a ‘people person,’ not to mention his math skills were nowhere up to par with his peers. 


Despite his parents’ opposition, he decided to attend a business school, with emphasis on Business Administration and Marketing.  After graduating, he was immediately hired into a large corporation that sold consumer-level electronics.  He worked in both the Marketing Department and in R&D, where he got to interact with testers.  However, it was during this time in which he began to notice the Coordinator/Natural tensions rise.  He saw on the news, rallies taking place, especially in the Atlantic Federation.  He noticed how the fervor began to unite the nation, whether it was for selfish reasons or for the focus on a ‘common enemy.’  DaHong looked out into the city and watched as people went about their business as if the rising conflict had nothing to do with them.  While he did not want to necessarily intrude on such an attitude, he began to realize that the Republic needed a unified focus of its own, albeit not in quite a persecuting manner.


Because of this, DaHong eventually quit his job and then dived into the political arena.  He first ran for Shanghai’s city council position.  His open and honest personality appealed to many people and was elected easily into the position.  He was voted by the council to run the Risk Management department.  Despite having no real legal background, DaHong quickly picked up a lot of things.  He became known to be a fair administrator as he handled civilian lawsuits against the city.  He did not soften up nor did he overdo things.  Whichever lawsuit was deemed legitimate, he would then bring it up to the Council.  Of course, being just and fair to the people garnered a set of ‘enemies’ within the Council.  Originally, most members saw his open personality as a sign that he could be easily misled or manipulated.  But they were proven wrong by a wide margin as he performed his duties to the letter. 


He eventually became mayor of Shanghai but not with some obstacles along the way.  Some of his political rivals attempted to set him up in various ways, but he remained vigilant except for one case where a friend of his was severely injured in an automobile accident that was meant to cripple DaHong.  Although infuriated, he calmly used some of his connections to get the police to promptly begin several investigations, which put his rivals on edge.  The accident, whether it was through fate or whatnot, was how he met his future wife.  After he visited his injured friend, he talked with Dr. Midori Sasaki and inquired about his friend’s prognosis.  Though she knew his reputation, she explained the prognosis in a rather cold manner.  Curious, he went to meet her on several more occasions, even after he was elected Mayor.  Midori, while relatively kind and understanding, approached everything in a logical and methodically cold manner.  Her personality seemed to be the opposite of his in that respect.


After getting to know him better and understanding that his open personality was not just a politician’s sham, Midori accepted his hand in marriage.  It was rather unusual for a political official to hold a wedding mid-term in such a manner, but DaHong did not care.  He made sure the wedding was how he and Midori wanted it, without excess pomp and splendor.  His wife was a perfect complement to DaHong and he was quite happy.  She was able to point out things that he may have missed since he relied more on intuition rather than logic.


His terms in office were highlighted by excess sweeps to rid corruption in the government and to encourage more involvement by the citizens into the political process.  Though satisfied with the changes he brought to the city, he still wanted to bring about such changes on a national level.  Upon completion of his last term, he immediately ran as representative for the Republic’s Parliament.  However, upon being elected, he faltered as he realized one reason for the Republic’s lack of nationalism.  The Parliament couldn’t get much done; most of the time was spent on debating and squabbling.  It was around this time when the Coordinator/Natural conflict exploded into a full fledged war.


It wasn’t until the Junius 7 ‘Break the World’ incident which ignited the 2nd Valentine War in which his conviction was further strengthened.  He was on his way back to Shanghai via VTOL after a brief tour of an inland military base when fragments from the fallen Junius 7 began to rain down.  His pilot quickly grounded the VTOL and they sought shelter.  DaHong could not stop watching the rain of fire descend and wreak havoc all over the countryside.  Keeping track of things on the radio, it was apparent the devastation was worldwide.  Once the debris stopped coming, they took to the air again.  When they reached Shanghai, he was utterly shocked; more than 80% of the city was submerged and/or damaged from tsunamis.  Casualties were high to the point where the losses were at least in the tens of millions.  Beijing was similarly devastated and the loss of nearly half the Parliament members along with other government officials was crippling. 


Though devoted to the people, he let himself indulge in a brief bit of selfishness as he instructed the VTOL pilot to find out where his family was.  Luckily, they were safe since his wife took his children to visit his parents, who lived at the far edge of Shanghai’s inland suburbs.  After confirming his family’s safety, he quickly took to the skies again as he used the radio on multiple government frequencies to begin coordinating rescue operations.  It took him half an hour to regain order as both surviving government and military officials were confused and shocked at the damage.  DaHong realized that no one had any sort of disaster response program set up, even with the manpower that the Republic military had.  He quickly took charge and finally got vehicles and men flowing in and around the city.  He even got his VTOL pilot to help and he participated in evacuating survivors from partially submerged buildings.  It was a time that he would never forget and would learn from.


By the middle of the second war, DaHong also realized it wasn’t nationalism that was the core issue; it was the Republic’s inactive stance that allowed it to suffer.  There was a slight rebound when the Republic broke ties with the Earth Alliance after the revelation of LOGOS, but DaHong thought the government quickly switched sides far too quickly.  He was proven correct after the bulk of their fleet was wiped out at Heaven’s Base; he wished such revelation did not have to require the loss of so many men and women.  After the war, he toured many of the areas that required significant reconstruction.  He even went and helped several work crews despite his age, not as a political stunt, but as a genuine gesture of sympathy. 


Afterwards, he, along with many moderates and radicals, began to push for a more pro-active stance by the Republic.  A part of this was the reorganization and enhancement of the Republic military.  It was during this time when he met ChengHu Liu.  He met him when the young officer made his way through the bureaucratic red tape in order to petition the formation of several Independent Mobile Groups.  DaHong was interested and got a chance to talk to him directly.  He was pleased to find a kindred spirit in ChengHu, who shared his dissatisfaction with the current stance of the government and their desire to give rise to the nation’s strength.  After the approval of the new military units, more measures passed to build up the Republic of East Asia’s strength.


DaHong was touted as the central figurehead of this change and it was no surprise by the early C.E. 80s his supporters nominated him for Premier.  He remained humble about it but it was apparent as to decision when he was elected with an overwhelming majority.  Though glad that he was finally in a position where he could continue to bring changes for the better, he kept himself in-check so as to not betray the people’s trust in him. 

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I don't really see anything wrong with it (seriously, maybe because you are the one profile critic here).


The only thing is that I don't see is what happened in the aftermath of the fall of Junius Seven (since the history covered that particular timeline), since it was very apparent that Beijing was hit hard by it (total wipe out, not some light damage). I don't know how you would pull it off, but the way Premier Liao handle the problem will score PR points from the people if it's handled the right way.

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I'm with kct on this one, I would like to see what DaHong did during the Break the World incident, as Beijing getting hit would be an important issue, would it not?  Not quite as important as if it was Shanghai that was hit, but its still a part of his country (and for all we know he might have known people from there).  Aside from that, there's nothing to critique upon I think.  I'll move it to the library now, as the Beijing thing isn't necessary per say; merely something some of us think would improve it.

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