After previewing Shaolin and Mount Hua Sect, the 3rd clan from Swordsman Online is revealed today by Perfect World. It is called the Five Fairy Sect (in order to put a feminine touch to their bad reputation), while commonly known as the Five Poison Sect by most and within the game.
Five Fairies Sect only consists of female members from the Miao region, each an expert on the usage of lethal poison to undo their targets. There are various ways to torture victims, including rotting their internal organs, making them lose their skills permanently, losing eyesight and more!
They are also well-trained to be attuned with several poisonous creatures, including centipedes, snakes, scorpions and more. A little edit from the original novel, Five Fairies Sect was a small clan under the Sun Moon Sect, but in the game, it has been lifted as one of the 10 main clans players can choose from.
Other than using poison, clan members are trained in the unique whip attack stance, modeled after how a snake hunts its prey.
Do not look down on the whip! Using it, victims can not only be directly attack from a distance, they can also be entangled, tied up, and even be aimed at specific spots. It can also be used to form a defensive barrier to protect the user.
Target getting too close? Using their wind steps, players can retreat to a distance quickly and continue to torment from a range.
Swordsman Online will be going into Closed Beta in China soon, with 6 clans available for testing. The game is scheduled to go commercial by this year there, with the English version’s date still not confirmed.
Personally, I will be looking at 2012, since Perfect World Entertainment has gotten Rusty Hearts and RaiderZ as well.