Voiced by Masasa Moyo
|Name:||Silk Fox / Princess Sun Lian, The Heavenly Lily|
|Attack form:||Captain's Blade|
|Support form:||Extra damage with martial style|
Player character(Adoptive Cousin)
Closed Fist-Alive(only if romanced and convinced) Deceased(if not romanced and convinced)
The Two FacesEdit
Raised in the midst of entitlement and luxury, Sun Lian was not blind to the changes in her father's character and blamed them on the rise in influence of the Lotus Assassins and in particular Death's Hand. Convinced that he is attempting to take control of the empire, Sun Lian took on the role of spy and assassin, veiling her face and assuming her childhood nickname Silk Fox. The opposite of her public face, Lian could move around the empire without attracting attention and investigate Death's Hand.
The Player is confronted by a mysterious woman dressed in black by the name of Silk Fox. She spars with the player and is impressed by their skills. She demands to know who the Lotus Assassins are transporting back to the Imperial City; the player can tell her that the prisoner is the Glorious Strategist, though she will not believe them. Silk Fox advises the player that they need a serviceable flying machine and an accurate Wind Map to reach the Imperial City and offers hints about where they can find one.
When the player and their party reach the Imperial City, Princess Sun Lian the Heavenly Lily uses her position to prevent hanger security from arresting the player and turning them over to the Lotus Assassins. The player instantly recognizes that Lian and Silk Fox are one and the same. The player can choose to be polite to her, or be rude and flirt a bit; Sun Lian finds the boisterous behavior refreshing, while her maids faint at the shock.
Silk Fox then joins the party and offers advice to the player about how to join the Lotus Assassins, though it is not required to take her on any particular mission.
After defeating Grand Inquisitor Jia, Lian refuses to believe that her father is the one behind the Lotus Assassins, and provides the necessary security credentials to get the Marvelous Dragonfly into the Imperial Palace. If the player takes a different follower into the Palace with them, Silk Fox will still appear at critical junctures to discuss the state of the Palace.
Flight to Dirge and the Final BattleEdit
After confronting her father, Silk Fox eschews her veil and does not hide her face for the rest of the game.
On the run from Sun Li's forces, Silk Fox assumes leadership of the followers. She is skeptical of Dawn Star's visions telling the group to go to Dirge, but with no other options, they go anyway. During the battle, Silk Fox assists Dawn Star, revealed to be her cousin, and Mad Kang in destroying the bridges that would enable the bulk of the golem army to reach Dirge. The player can choose whether Silk Fox or Dawn Star commands the group.
Silk Fox's reaction to Death's Hand and the Water Dragon's imprisonment will vary depending on whether she has been romanced and persuaded into a Closed Fist path. She will not protest Death's Hand's recruitment or the Water Dragon's destruction if she has changed her views, but will vehemently protest both actions if she is still Open Palm.
If Silk Fox survives at the end of the game (Open Palm OR Closed Fist), she will become the new Empress.
Although Lian is well traveled and experienced in the Jade Empire, her breeding is still apparent; she is quick to dismiss people and borders more than occasionally. Being snobbish and a bit naive, she looks at her allies as commoners who are only worthy of traveling with her because she allows it. Nonetheless, she enjoys her other side, giving her the freedom to break away from tradition from time to time, although she respects her necessary adherence to it when in her Princess self.
One of Sun Lian's greater skills is manipulation; she uses her beauty and cunning to get what she wants, even as Silk Fox. She is also competitive, confrontational, determined, slightly callous and, to a certain degree, immature. She cares for the wellbeing of the Empire and its population centers, and hurried to Two Rivers to aid survivors despite being too late to help, although she seems to lack compassion to the individual people of the land.
Silk Fox is romanceable for both male and female characters.