Not to be confused with Kang Bramblestaff or Kang the Decapitator.

Kang, also known as the Fist of First Dawn, was a pandaren monk who inspired his people to stand against their mogu masters.


In the ages past, pandaren were slaves of the mogu. The mogu emperor of that time was Lao-Fe. His favored punishment was separating slaves from their families. Slaves who displeased him would have their children sent to the Serpent's Spine, this was the fate of young Kang. Kang was so grief-stricken over the loss of his cub that he chose to wear all black. During the reign of the mogu pandaren weren't allowed to bear weapons, that was why Kang determined that pandaren themselves should become weapons. One day, Kang asked pandaren slaves to hit him, they tried to and one by one, they failed, for he intercepted their blows like a dancer and sidestepped their attacks like a reed in the wind. After that, Kang said: "Our backs are hardened by the whips of the mogu. Our arms are powerful from building their fortresses. Our minds are sharp from working alongside our enemy. You think the mogu are stronger? I say we are their strength!". Inspired by that, slaves wanted Kang to teach them this new skill of fighting. And that is the story how pandaren monks started their training in martial arts, it is not said if Kang and his son ever met, but it was father's love that sparked the revolution.

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