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In this Canthan name, the family name is Yu.

Look around us. Your children would be trapped in the past if not for me. Their worlds are carved from the jade that I gave purpose. I promised them a future. A century of progress cannot end this way. I'm not—Cantha's not just a spoke in some grand cosmic wheel.

Yu Joon

Lady Yu Joon is a brilliant Canthan inventor working on dragonjade tech and a shrewd businesswoman who does not like to be questioned and prefers things to be her way. She is the wife of Gi-Moon and mother of Yu Sung. Although of humble beginnings, Joon is the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Taejeong from his affair with the commoner Yu Dal-Rae, and the half-sister of Empress Ihn.[1][2] Joon is the owner of Xunlai Jade and one of its co-founders with Park Chul-Moo. However, she eventually had a fallout with Chul-Moo as he had started proposing less ethical ideas. Joon was opposed to these ideas, resulting in Chul-Moo leaving and founding the new Jade Brotherhood.[3]


Early years[edit]

Yu Joon was born to the jade trader and potter Yu Dal-Rae who had had an affair with Emperor Taejeong of Cantha. Joon eventually learned about her father and that the emperor had extended neither her nor her mother the privilege of palace life unlike what some emperors had done with their concubines and their children in the past. This led to Joon viewing her father coldly and emphasizing the importance of her mother raising her.[2][4][5]

Joon eventually discovered the potential in dragonjade which had been storing magic in it for centuries and how it could be used for inventions to improve the life of Canthans. Her first jade tech invention was a lightbulb.[6] Joon partnered with the equally ambitious Park Chul-Moo and founded the Hyeoksin Jade company. In 1829 CC (1319 AE), they purchased the Xunlai Guild from Luen Ai and renamed the merged business entities as the Xunlai Jade corporation.[7] However, she eventually had a fallout with Chul-Moo as he had started proposing less ethical ideas. Joon was opposed to these ideas, resulting in Chul-Moo leaving and founding the new Jade Brotherhood.[3][8]

While Dal-Rae only had access to simple materials most of her life, the success of Xunlai Jade allowed Joon to gift her many new crafting tools. Joon would later display Dal-Rae's pottery in her mansion in Seitung Province, never forgetting her family's humble origins.[2] At some point, Joon married Gi-Moon and gave birth to their daughter, Yu Sung. Joon was more focused on business than raising her daughter, however, so Gi-Moon stepped in to take care of daily things and raise Sung at home while Joon was busy inventing new tech.[9]

Taejeong's daughter and successor, Empress Ihn, eventually became aware that she and Joon shared the same father. Although the half-sisters appeared to get along and recognized one another's contributions to improving the empire and the Canthan people, some tension remained between them as Joon's political influence grew due to her amassed wealth and her company's reach.[3][5][10] Joon's mansion rivaled the empress's palace in size, and she decorated it lavishly with expensive collections; Canthan nobility would not let her forget where she came from, so in return she would not let them forget where she had gone.[11] Joon held galas in her mansion, and even the empress attended some of these social gatherings. Joon, however, was often absent, which led to some Canthans to gossip that she only threw parties as a diversion when she wanted to test out new experiments as no one in power would be able to stop her if they were sloshing in her sitting room.[12]

In 1844 CC (1334 AE), Xunlai Jade was investigated for illegal dumping of dangerous or hazardous materials in the Echovald Wilds. The case was closed when Joon settled with the Imperial Court for an undisclosed amount. Neither Joon nor Xunlai Jade were officially indicted with any charges.[14]

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Act III[edit]

Following the destruction of her underwater Yong Reactor and the release of the enraged Soo-Won under unclear circumstances, the upset Joon ordered Captain Fa Yang, head of Xunlai Jade Security, to find and arrest the Pact Commander for questioning as the Commander had been the last person seen entering the facility before the fallout. Fa later reported to Joon that the Commander had managed to evade capture much to Joon's frustration.[15]

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Act V[edit]

Following the border reopening and the death of Soo-Won, Joon oversaw the repairing of the Yong Reactor. She learned how Mai Trin had sacrificed her life to save New Kaineng from a Void outbreak during the Aetherblade assault attack on the reactor, so she erected a statue in her former protègè's honor as a tribute to Mai's heroism.[16]

Some time into her research into the Jade energy crisis with the help of Taimi and Yao, Yao came to Joon with vague news of the Jade Brotherhood's latest discovery- unusually powerful Jade in Gyala Delve. Left in the dark about the host of troubles the Brotherhood was also facing in the mines- information that Yao separately divulged to Taimi alone- she was furious to learn that Yao had abruptly left their post and duties at Xunlai Jade.

She was later apprised of the situation and events that transpired in Gyala Delve and, despite directing a particularly stern scolding at Yao, was pleased to hear of a potential solution to Cantha's energy crisis. She promised resources to aid Gorrik, Yao, and Rama in their research into and against the Oni's monopoly over the mine's leylines.

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  1. ^ From the Ascendant's Shadow
  2. ^ a b c Weight of the World
    Vase: This is one of the vases made by Yu Dal-Rae. While most of her life she only had access to simple materials, Xunlai's success allowed Joon to gift her many new crafting tools.
    <Character name>: Joon was clearly a devoted daughter.
  3. ^ a b c d Guild Chat - Episode 116
  4. ^ Deepest Secrets
    Xunlai Jade Tour Guide: Our founder, Lady Joon, was born to a simple jade trader. However, within that stone lay boundless possibility...
    Joon: Sorry about that. I prefer to give these tours a more...personal touch.
    Marjory Delaqua: We were just going to learn about your father, the "simple jade trader."
    Joon: It was my mother who raised me. My father, the emperor, is dead.
  5. ^ a b From the Ascendant's Shadow
  6. ^ Dialogue overheard in New Kaineng City
    Jade Bulwark: Did you know that Yu Joon's first jade tech invention was a lightbulb?
  7. ^ A Wrinkled Legal Document
  8. ^ Brotherhood Woodlands ambient dialogue
  9. ^ Weight of the World
    <Character name>: She doesn't seem like the motherly type.
    Taimi: Well, I wouldn't say she's motherly, but that doesn't mean she isn't a mom.
    Taimi: Her husband, Gi-Moon—that's way more his thing. Nice guy.
  10. ^ Outreach
    Minister Li: Appreciated, yes, yes. Save it. Majesty, this woman is a parasite—
    Empress Ihn: This woman is transforming our empire, Minister. Please afford her the respect her achievements merit.
    Empress Ihn: And Joon: please afford me the respect my throne merits. I do know sarcasm when I hear it.
    Empress Ihn: Madame Joon knows her business. She has served our empire well to this point; I see no reason to doubt her now.
  11. ^ Weight of the World
    Lady Kasmeer Meade: Lady Joon's got quite the collection here. She's certainly...decorated.
    <Character name>: And she makes sure everyone who enters this house knows it.
    Lady Kasmeer Meade: I spent a little more time in court with her than you did, Commander, and I think I get it.
    Lady Kasmeer Meade: The nobility won't let her forget where she came from, so she won't let them forget where she's gone.
  12. ^ Daigo Ward ambient dialogue
  13. ^ Deepest Secrets
    Joon: I don't know how many ways I can phrase this, Soo-won is not being held. She's here of her own volition.
    Joon: We made a deal. One that benefits both of us—and all of Tyria.
    Joon: She would've ended up like the others if it weren't for my plan. Another feral beast for Dragon's Watch to put down.
    Marjory Delaqua: Who else knows about her? This place feels like Soo-won's being hidden.
    Gorrik: Oooh.
    Joon: Well, I don't go around broadcasting her presence. It's strictly need to know.
    Joon: The empress, the government, the invaluable workers of this groundbreaking reactor—many respond as you have.
    Joon: But initial shock gives way to reason. We're building the foundation of progress.
    Joon: I've harnessed Soo-Won's magic to lift up our civilization. And I want to bring that to all of Tyria.
    <Character name>: You're offering jade tech to the entire world?
    Joon: What I'm offering is freedom. Haven't all mortals suffered enough under the tyranny of dragon magic?
    Gorrik: Hmm... That magic's becoming increasingly unstable.
    Joon: An unexpected bug in the system. But it's only a minor setback. I can fix it.
    <Character name>: You don't know that.
    Joon: I'm not afraid of the unknown. No one could've foreseen jade technology until I made it reality. [...]
    <Character name>: You're really here by choice?
    Soo-Won: It was I who proposed this arrangement to her. She's an audacious one, is she not?
    Soo-Won: This place... it manages the flow of magic between me and Tyria's ley lines.
    <Character name>: Manages?
    Soo-Won: Joon used a different word. "Modulate."
    Soo-Won: She takes the magic I shed to make new dragonjade. It's been a most harmonious arrangement.
  14. ^ Dossier on Madam Joon
  15. ^ Fallout
    Captain Fa: Commander, I'm afraid I need to ask you to come with me.
    Navan: Captain, we are in the process of negotiating a civil resolution.
    Captain Fa: Humblest apologies, esteemed Navan, but Lady Joon wants to see to this personally. [...]
    <Character name>: Do you have any footage of me at the scene?
    Captain Fa: No...we don't. It was lost somehow. But Lady Joon insists you were the only one there—she was quite upset about it.
  16. ^ Canthan holonews with Mi-Rae
    Mi-Rae: In light of recent events, Empress Ihn is planning her first trip to Kryta following the border reopening.
    Mi-Rae: She will be accompanied by Minister Cho and Ambassador Meade, and will be staying at the queen's estate in Divinity's Reach. [...]
    Mi-Rae: Mai Trin, a pirate-turned-hero, sacrificed her life to save Kaineng in the terrorist attack at the Yong Reactor.
    Mi-Rae: Empress Ihn has bestowed on Mai Trin the title Hero of Kaineng, for her exceptional display of bravery.
    Mi-Rae: Yu Joon will be erecting a statue in her honor at the repaired reactor in the upcoming months.
  17. ^ Name taken from official site and meta data.
  18. ^ Tweet by Tom Abernathy,
  19. ^ Tweet by Da-Hee Im,