HEROES OF IMPILTUR
The heroes combated these warriors in Kara-Tur while on a mission to find the lost heir of Impiltur. The heroes encountered the group while in the marketplace of Imperial City. The brothers challenged the party to give up their quest. When the heroes refused, an old fashioned kung-fu brawl ensued. The brothers attacked the party honorably with only with a number of their group fighting an equal number of heroes. Each time a brother was defeated a new one jumped into the fighting ring. After the heroes defeated them all they noted that they had only defeated nine opponents. The 10th member of the group was later revealed to be Ginko. His spies had informed him of the heroes and that some of them were cursed with an undead status. Ginko was (rightly) afraid that the party would join the Emperor’s quest to take Eiko to the Celestial Dragon Monks so he dispatched his brothers to intercept them. The brothers had all lived in a village that had been hit with Spellfire during the Spellplague. The brand of Spellfire that they were exposed to gave them animal-like characteristics and powers. Ten of the villagers that had each been given a form of one of the animals from the Shou Lung zodiac formed the group of adventurers known as the Ten Br, others. Their members were Fox, Cat, Rat, Dog, Rooster, Boar, Turtle, Weasel, Scorpion, and Snake. Each bore a tattoo of the Shao Lung zodiac.