In 1505, Shao Jun was born in royal captivity during the Ming Dynasty. She spent her teenage years as one of Emperor Zhengde's many concubines. After the Emperor died, she and some other concubines were freed by the Assassin Brotherhood. Shao Jun immediately devoted herself to their cause and began to train in their ways.
Years later, Shao Jun and her Mentor attempted to free the concubines that were still in captivity. She was horrified to discover that most of them were tortured to death by Zhengde's successor, Emperor Jiajing. The new Emperor sought to eliminate any who opposed him and ordered the destruction of the Chinese Assassins.