According to legend, May Lu was more than 200 years old when she founded the Black Lotus. After seeing firsthand how deadly her assassins were, kings and queens tried and failed to secure their services exclusively. It quickly became understood that Mai Lu’s seemingly only policy was to stay out of politics, instead venturing into the family feud business instead as it proved less messy and for the most part, more lucrative.
Kings would pay dearly for the death of an enemy diplomat, but families would pay a fortune for revenge.