POD: May 30, 1942
|Appearance(s):||In the Balance|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Date of Death:||1943|
|Cause of Death:||Shot to death (Race Invasion of Tosev 3)|
|Occupation:||Apothecary, ginger dealer|
Yi Min was a Chinese apothecary. He, like Liu Han, was taken by the Race for use in a study of human sexuality. Though initially treated as a lab animal, he was a willing participant in the Race's mating experiments. During his captivity he raped several women captured from all over the world, including an African woman, a red-head Caucasian woman, and even Liu Han herself.
After the Race deemed his participation in their experiments to be over they released him to one of the prison camps in China. He became something of a celebrity with the male prisoners who would gather around him and listen to his stories of the 'scaly devils' and his sensual exploits with the captive foreign women.
An aspiring yet conniving businessman, while in captivity he created a lifestyle of relative comfort through trade with his captors, but truly became a success when he discovered that the spice ginger, while harmless to humans, had a severe narcotic and addictive effect on members of the Race. Many of the guards at his camp quickly became users of the drug, and it spread throughout the entire conquest fleet. Upon discovery of the severe effect of the herb, Fleetlord Atvar ordered the summary execution of known ginger dealers and Yi Min was killed in his home by Drefsab. However, it was already too late to stop the spread of ginger, and the Race's continuing use of it contributed greatly to their inability to win the war.