Xu Fu ( (じよ) (ふく) Jofuku (Xúfú)?) was a historically, well-known Hōshi that was formerly in service to the ruler of the Qin Dynasty to seek out the Elixir of Life. His voyage came to an end after making landfall on an island and conduct research to discover the secrets to immortality. His quest soon came to an end after dying from Arborification.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The gilded corpse body of Xu Fu reveals that the Hōshi was an aged man with a long beard. After his body was kept preserved, Xu Fu was dressed with Taoist robes, adorned with three beads (the first reaching down to his chest, the second reaching to his stomach, and the third reaching all the way down to his torso), and a crown.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Xu Fu was a man dedicated to his research and his loyalty to the Qin emperor, spending years in hoping to discover a method for immortality.

History[edit | edit source]

After the ruler of the Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, desired a way to live forever, Xu Fu declared to the emperor that the Elixir of Life resided on the three immortal islands of the east known as Eishū, Hōjō, and Hōrai. In 219 BC, Xu Fu was entrusted with the task of retrieving the elixir and sailed off to the three islands with a fleet of several dozen barques, 3,000 children from respectful families, 100 craftsmen, piles of treasure, and the Five Grains of China. However, after several years passed, Xu Fu never returned back to the Qin Emperor and his whereabouts were lost with historical records stating that his journey came to an end when he arrived to a place with "flat plains and wide swamps" and proclaimed himself ruler.

Unknown to the rest of the world, Xu Fu arrived on an island and decided to research the secrets to immortality through the way of Tao. However, after suffering from a condition known as Arborification, Xu Fu died before he had a chance to complete his task.

Legacy[edit | edit source]

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Intelligence[edit | edit source]

Xu Fu was a highly intelligent sorcerer who was trusted by the Qin emperor to retrieve the Elixir of Life.

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