Death's Hand is the mysterious armour-clad leader of the Lotus Assassins, and the Emperor's adviser. He is believed to be fanatically loyal to the Emperor. However, the Emperor's daughter Sun Lian, has doubts, being suspicious that he is plotting to seize control of the Empire. Death's Hand is dreaded by all in the Empire, and his very name is enough to terrify even other Lotus Assassins.
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