Quest: Sun Bin - Community (0) ;
An excellent tactician.
Location: South of Sea Palace Entrance
Beyond Atlantica, history and legend:
Sun Bin (Chinese: 孫臏; pinyin: Sūn Bìn; died 316 BC) was a military strategist
who lived during the Warring States Period in ancient China. Born in Qi, he wrote his own military treatise, the Sun Bin Bing Fa, that was rediscovered in a 1972 archaeological excavation after being lost for almost 2000 years.
Sun Bin was recognized for his military brilliance
at an early age which he studied as a student of Master Guiguzi, a hermit who is skilled in military strategies
, Sun Bin managed to recite Sun Tzu's Art of War
by heart, which made Master Guiguzi remark that he was a learned man which all his other disciples could match up towards. Pang Juan, a fellow student who was jealous of Sun Bin, plotted to bring Sun Bin to ruin. During those days, the kingdom of Wei needed a military commander skilled in military strategies, King Hui appointed Pang as a minister in Wei, Pang Juan enticed Sun Bin to go to Wei, then plotted to ruin Sun Bin. Sun Bin was mutilated, having his kneecaps removed
; bin is a reference to the knees or the practice of mutilation by removing one's knees. In ancient China, mutilation was an ignominious event and generally caused a person to be shunned by society for life; after the mutilation, Sun Bin's career should have effectively been over.