Summary: You know what they say about the quiet ones. But then all of them are quiet…
The Yu Yan are an elite force within the Fire Nation military. Their extreme discipline, emotional apathy, and skill are renowned throughout the world. Skilled enough that any one of them could pin a man to a tree by his ear, they are a force to be reckoned with. Their missions are executed with a calm detachment.
Earth Kingdom soldiers tell stories that these men take drugs to eliminate their emotions. They say that they cut each other, mixing their blood so that they can communicate without even talking. Other rumors claim that they are either the sons of a dark spirit or possessed by one that require their human soul and take their voice.
Of course those were only – mostly – rumors. Stories told at taverns by old veterans and young soldiers alike. Most could hardly be expected to be true. The Yu Yan, upon hearing them, couldn’t believe the ridiculous things people said about them.
Of course they talked.
( They jumped off a cliff and arrow-lined to a tree. Like that was just normal or something! )