Long ago, Galen was a disciple of Shadow. Despite being in a mentor-apprentice relationship, they disputed fairly often due to different viewpoints, leading to them parting ways.
At one point in his life, Galen joined an elite military unit of Dynasty called Golden Demon, along with June's father.
Galen founded his school of martial arts in the Dynasty capital. He have many students, among them are June and Kibo, which he had teached since both girls were still very young.
Later, he formed the Three Arrows together with June's father and Bolo. Their goal is to keep the Shadow Sphere safe. He appointed Kibo as his agent, whom he sent to find the one chosen by the Shadow Sphere.
June takes the player to Galen's school to avoid the Legion. After they are introduced to each other by June, Galen welcomes the player and teach them the fighting style of Dynasty so they can blend in with the crowd. After the short course, Galen guides both of them to Ling in order to reach the palace quickly.
He also guides the player in multiple side quests called “Open Lesson” to teach the player how to counter different schools for upcoming Hundred School Tournament.
Later, Galen introduces the player to his best student, Xiang Tzu. Since Xiang Tzu did not like the fact that they are from Legion, Xiang Tzu challenges the player to a duel. Losing against the player causes him to grudgingly leave the school and take all of Galen's students with him.
Galen is troubled because he does not have his students anymore for the Hundred School Tournament. He is more than grateful when the player volunteers to fight in the Tournament for his school.
After being informed by Kibo, Galen quickly heads to the Dome. When he meets with the trio, Galen takes them to meet the Emperor, who is now being hidden in the village with the blown up rig, while informing them what happened on the way. Just like other Three Arrows, Galen sent his agent, Kibo, to find the one chosen by the Sphere. After Kibo saved the Emperor from a monster in the village with the blasted rig, she came to him to let him know what has happened.
The party finds Galen in order to ask his help in finding his old teacher. Being one of the few people to know Shadow personally and still live to this day, Galen can describe Shadow's personality really well. According to him, Shadow is a stubborn man, a committed fighter against shadow energy. He was senile already when Galen was his disciple, but he would not be surprised if Shadow is still alive. He hands the party a map that can help them finding an island that potentially could guide them to Shadow, before giving them a piece of his advice and wishing them luck. Galen tells the party to find help from Phang, his nephew who commands the fastest ship in Dynasty.
Fights with Galen Edit
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Galen gives the player a short training in order to teach them how to fight like a Dynastian after the player arrived at his school. He fights with the Dynasty fighting style and wields the Gilded Staff as his weapon.
Galen also can be fought in the Training mode in Chapter II.
- According to the closed beta-test, Galen's school name is Gray Dragon.
- In the beta-test, Galen says at one point that when he was younger, the Bamboo Fort was just a forest. It did not have walls like now.