Post by Another Archfiend Fan on Aug 10, 2004 16:28:25 GMT -5
YOU shoulda done the narration of yi ui min's life ;D
Actually, I was writing an "alternate" narration as a joke but did not have the time to finish it. Here's what I had so far:
"Yi Ui-min... Born in kyung-ju his father was a salt Merchant and his mother was a servant at Oakryong Temple.
He was uncommonly strong from an early age and drunk shortly thereafter.
When the viceroy Kim Ja-yang came upon he and his brothers’ notorious name they were captured and forced to drink large quantities of wine in which Yi Ui-min alone survived. Astonished by his drinking capacity, Kim placed Yi Ui-min in the Resplendent Army as a wine-tester/axe-murderer.
As a soldier, he was discovered by Ui-jong for his exceptional martial arts skills and his entertaining habit of misunderstanding everyone’s words after drinking an entire vat of rice wine. This amusing pastime became tragic in 1170 when he misunderstood the Emperor’s words “It is time for we of koryo to look at out illustrious past” as “Free wine for the soldier who kills the most men wearing funny hats” and promptly wiped out the royal court.
In a similar mishap, he would bear the stigma of high treason his entire life for having killed the deposed Emperor Ui-jong during Kim Bo-dang's Rebellion by misunderstanding the Emperor’s demand for more wine as a request to break his spine, and after Ui-jong's posthumous reinstatement, he was forced to roam the northern frontier as a fugitive.
When Kyung Dae-seung seized control of the regime and promptly banned sex, alcohol, and gambling, Yi returned to his home Surabul and opened “Big Daddy Archfiend’s Casino Bar and Brothel.” This would become the foundation of his underworld crime family empire.
Tired of Kyung’s puritanical rules, noted politician Cho Won-jung used his influence to have Kyung’s lieutenant rub him out. He later tried to broker a deal with the “Big Daddy” only to be double-crossed in true underworld fashion. Yi Ui-Min rushed to the imperial city to seize control of the burgeoning graft industry there only to run afoul of the established Wobang crime family led by the notorious Choe “Skullface” Choon-hong Yi Ui-min's eventful life would come to an end in Mt.Mita as part of a Ch’oe hit against all rival gangsters. "
If anyone wants to take it and run with it (this is as tangential as it gets ;D ), feel free!