|“||Out of the all the states of China...Yan could be considered the one that holds the most mysteries. Not only is Yan located on the eastern fringe and the entirely opposite side of China from Qin... But up until recently, there was a small kingdom by the name Chuuzan located at the entrance between Yan and the rest of China. It appears that in the past , we'd often have our communications cut off there. While it's unknown why a small kingdom like that happened to exist there, but...There have been unsavoury rumours that Yan has colluded with the various steppe tribes to the north and east. Hence, the majority of Yan's military strength and their generals are unknown to us.||”|
— Ka Ryo Ten talking to Shin about the Yan state.
40 years prior to the story, the state was on the verge of extinction from encroaching Qi forces but the tide was turned by the "Military God" Gaku Ki and Geki Shin, who pushed them out of Yan territory.
Gaku Ki would later lead a coalition army against Qi in retaliation for their attack on Yan.
In 242 BC, Great General Geki Shin is defeated by Zhao General Houken who captures 20,000 Yan soldiers as prisoners.
According to Ten, "Out of all the states in China, Yan could be considered the one that holds the most mysteries".
Until recently there was a small mountain kingdom by the name of Chuuzan located at the entrance between Yan and the rest of China. It appears in the past, Qin would often have their communications cut off there. While it is unknown for a small kingdom like that happened to exist there but there have been unsavory rumors that Yan has colluded with the various steppe tribes to the north and east. There has not been a single battle between Qin and Yan in the last few decades. Hence, the majority of Yan's military strength and their generals are unknown to Qin.
The state has a monarchy and the current king of Yan is King Ki. The former king, King Sho, rebuilt his kingdom by following the advice of Guo Wei which helped in attracting talented men such as Gaku Ki and Geki Shin, bringing it back from the brink of destruction.
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The majority of Yan Military strength and their generals are unknown to Qin. As rumors are true, many mountain tribes are allied with the Yan Military. With Great General Gaku Ki as the eastern China's equivalent to Qin's Six Great Generals in the west and Zhao's Three Great Heavens in central China, the Yan Military was considered as very powerful since it leaded the first coalition army against the former super state, Qi. Their military is organized from top to bottom by; Great Generals, Generals, 1000-man commanders, 300-man commanders, 100-man commanders and finally Go's (five man units).
Yan is located on the Eastern Fringe and the entirely opposite side of China from Qin.
See also Territory of the states.