Xuemei had been called a genius, prodigy, shifu, yet extolment only vexed her. Though it was rumored that she could perceive the future, she claimed it was only through great knowledge and effort that she was able to devise such flawless tactics. However, as conventional as her methods may have been, her pertinacious exertion and the resulting acuity was beyond comprehension.
Xuemei is a Chinese feminine name. The phrase "xue mei" translates from Chinese as "junior or younger female schoolmate".
Artwork by Yu-Han Chen.