Benchi was a boatman on the Fenghsintzu river in T'u Lung.


Benchi was orphaned at very young age and sold to No Koni Wa, a old kensai uncle of the famous kensai master To Jano. To Jano taught Benchi the art of the sword. After the death of his master, Benchi wandered the countryside as a sellsword, becoming quite famous. Around 1357 DR, he grow bored of this life and bought a ship to ferry inhabitants of the ferry-keep of Bex Yr across the wide Fenghsintzu at Shosun. Poling was a good exercise and his sword saved his passengers many times from thieves and pirates. These exploits and his reputation as a honest man founded many tales about the kensai ferry-keep.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.