What Would Your Job Be in the Chinese Imperial Court?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Are you power hungry?
Yes
I like enough power to be safe
In my way
No

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Do you mind hard work?
Love it!
Only physical work please.
I hate it.
Not if it is creative.

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Are you artistic?
No
A smidge
Fairly
Yes

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What outfit do you like to wear?
Robes
Armor
A fabulous dress
Something flashy

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Do you love the politics of court?
I adore them
I can handle them
No, but I can deal
Not really

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Do you want to deal with the Emperor one on one?
Yes, please
Yes, intimately
If I must
Not really

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Do you separate sex and love easily?
Kinda, yes
No
Yes
I haven't tried

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How much do you love money?
All the amount!
A little
Quite a lot
Not at all

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Do you respond well to a crisis?
Fairly, yes
Extremely
I have done
No, I go to pieces

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Do you hope you'll get a title one day?
Yes, please!
That'd be nice
Sure, but I don't live for it
Doubt it

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How important is family life to you?
Not very
Fairly
Surprisingly
Very

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Are you actually a patriot?
Yes, what's good for me is good for China!
Yes, the empire must stand!
Not really
In a cultural sense

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Do you like to stay in shape?
No
Definitely
I understand it is wise to do that
Only as much as I have to

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Do you love to travel?
Sometimes, in style
For work, sure
Not really
Yes, but I don't need it to be luxurious

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Are you a team player?
I can pretend to be
Yes
I am all out for me
I can work with others

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Are you good at chess?
Very
No
Yes, but I pretend not to be
I don't play but I probably would be

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Do you like riding a horse?
I hate that
I love it!
It's fun, sure
I can but I don't like it

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Do you need a lot of downtime?
No
No, but I make the most of what I get
Yes
Sometimes

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Can you take criticism?
No
Yes
If I must
Yes, how else will I grow?

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When would you like to retire?
60
35
40
I won't

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Would you have had any options outside the court?
Yes, I could be a lord
I could be a mercenary
None that are acceptable
I could do the same job

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What special skill do you have?
I speak many languages.
I can fight with many weapons.
I am incredibly observant and have a photographic memory, plus I am funny.
I am very artistic.

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How is your calligraphy?
Excellent but pedestrian
I can't do that
Adequate
Unique and beautiful

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What about your eyesight? Is it any good?
Bad
Very good
Fine I think
Excellent

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Do you mind pretending to be interested in people who are not interesting?
I love it
I can deal
I am good at it, but I hate it
I can't do that, I hate it too

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How's your sense of humor?
I do not have one
Immature and bro-ish
Sophisticated
Goofy but actually really smart

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Are you considered wise?
Yes, I love that
No
No, but I should be
Kinda

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How much time do you like to spend on your appearance?
None
A lot if you count working out
Hours
Enough to look the way I want to look!

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Would you mind really yoking yourself to the dynasty in charge, or do you want some deniability if they fall?
I'm flexible
I'm tied to it
I'm nothing to do with it
Someone with my skills will be welcomed in a new dynasty

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If you left China when the Mongols came, where would you go?
Venice
Germania
Baghdad
Vienna

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