Jiajing, a cousin of the Zhengde Emperor, was made the new emperor, and there was no doubt he was Zhang Yong's puppet. His disdain for the duties of an Emperor was perfect for the Tigers, they would rule in his stead, making important decisions while he spent his time in brothels and private palaces. They would even choose his consorts to better control him. Thus the reign of the Tigers started. Yu Dayong, soon known as "the Slaver", enforced the slave trade, selling opponents to the Portuguese and making huge profits while humiliating and exiling the enemies of the Templars. In the meantime, Zhang Yong was looking for a way to eradicate more prominent enemies, and set-up what was to be known as the "Great Rites Controversy".