Anybody notice the pointy thing that Xiao was carrying around in several scenes? It looked suspiciously like the kind of thing Xue Rengui was carrying around all the time in DJY. Now THERE was a mystery; I went nuts trying to find out what that thing was and had to give up and admit defeat. (The DJY thread for that is
In any event, I hope the war's end doesn't mean this is the last we see of Xiao. He's been a heck of a character; lots of charisma and he sure did make the most out of his scenes. The way he glowered over that junior envoy and made him so uncomfortable, it was hilarious. I think the weakest thing about IE so far is the lack of compelling characters, so I sure hope they keep him in the story.