Here is a new type of Yao, inspired by an object in the chapter:
YAO OF THE CELESTIAL WIND STONE
According to legend, Bao encountered a powerful stone from the heavens, which has come to be called The Celestial Wind Stone. There are rumors that the Emperor has found this stone or a similar object and used them when making certain Yao. The Yao are his special guard, created by a terrible ritual where their heart is removed from their body and replaced with a stone. They lose their humanity and become loyal to the emperor. The Yao also gain enormous power. A Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone can exhale hurricanes of wind and draw in a mighty sucking breath to stop retreating foes. They can fly, and like other Yao, cannot be killed by normal means.
Defenses: Hardiness 6, Evade 9, Parry 7, Stealth 10, Wits 6, Resolve 10
Key Skills: Breath: 3d10, Grapple: 2d10, Throw: 3d10, Arm Strike: 3d10, Leg Strike: 2d10, Light Melee: 2d10, Medium Melee: 2d10, Heavy Melee: 3d10 or 2d10 (Guan Dao and Ox Tail Dao), Small Ranged: 0d10, Command: 2d10, Deception: 3d10, Speed: 4d10, Fly: 3d10, Muscle: 3d10, Athletics: 2d10, Detect: 3d10, Meditation: 3d10
Max Wounds: 13
Weapons: Guan Dao (Damage 5d10), Ox Tail Dao (5d10)
Combat Technique: Heavy Melee-Reach
Key Kung Fu Techniques (Waijia 2, Qinggong 1, Neigong 1):
Biting Blade, Deep Biting Blade, Double Thrust, Eagle Descends Loudly, Endless Arc of the Spear (with Guan Dao), Fierce Strike, Flight of the Hawk, Great Stride, Grudge Bearing Sword Strike, Heart Smashing Palm, Iron Spirit, Iron Spirit Resistance (Counter), Iron Spirit Reversal (Counter), Whirling Dodge (Counter)
Dark Qi Energy: The body of the Yao pulses with a dark Qi Energy that powers their Neigong Techniques and protects them from harm. They are therefore immune to mundane Attacks and have the ability to regenerate. Any Neigong ability they use does one Extra Wound on Damage as a result of this dark energy.
Regeneration: The Yao can regenerate 6 Wounds every ten minutes. This also includes the ability to regrow lost limbs. The only way to stop this ability is to cut the stone from their chest. This leaves the body seemingly lifeless.
Heartless Passion: The Yao have no heart as it is locked away in a box possessed by the emperor. Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone are altered by this more than normal Yao. They personality changes, all that they loved in life, becomes hate. Stabbing the heart of a Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone (its real heart) will kill it instantly. Taking out its heart stone will cause its body to stop functioning (though this will restore if the stone is placed back in the chest again). It is possible for a Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone to recover from its condition by reclaiming its old heart and replacing the heart stone with it.
Great Wind: A Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone can exhale a massive blast of air affect a 600 foot cone-shaped area. Roll 3d10 against the Evade of all within. On a Success targets are lifted into the air and dropped up to 60 feet away. If the Yao wishes this can inflict 6d10 Falling Damage.
Sucking Wind: With this ability the Yao of the Celestial Wind Stone can suck in air to draw their enemies toward them or stop them from moving. This affects a 600 foot-cone shaped area. Roll 3d10 against the Muscle of all affected. On a Success the targets are stopped in their tracks. On a Total Success the targets are pulled 40 feet back toward the Yao.