The Tigers, now led by Zhang Yong, were actually working for a secret Order called "Templars". There was another opposing secret Brotherhood operating within the imperial society called Assassins. Their leader was Wang Yangming, a famous lord and philosopher who had been shunned from Beijing years before, for having offended the eunuch Liu Jin.
Soon, Shao Jun understood that the Tigers were actually controlling China in the shadows, and that they had enough power to place a puppet on the throne. Since they already controlled most of the influential men in court, she decided to contact the Assassins and join them.