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Tao Gan in a Buddhist Temple.
|Age||51||Background||Somewhere in the south|
|Physical attributes||Mental attributes|
|Physical Speed||7||Mental Speed||11|
|cheating at dice||9||lipreading||7|
|Finding of secret doors and panels||11|
|Double-sided mantle (one side rich, one side poor)|
|tinfoil bar of silver|
|trick string of coppers|
|Bag that can be made to look as if it contains books, or anything else|
|length of black, thin string|
Tao Gan is an elderly man, scrawny, very avaricious and not handsome at all. Before he met the Judge, he was in itenerant confidence trickster, before that he was clerk in a silk shop in the South of the country, but he had to leave when his boss took an interest in his wife.
He looks very innocent, but he is full of unsuspected clever tricks and disguises. A miser and a bitter mysogynist, a cheater at gambling, but still full of a wry kind of humour. He is as loyal to the Judge as the others.
He met the Judge in Mien Yuan.