Puppet Troops My father and I joined the Iron Society and with the help of Five Troubles, my father was made the deputy. Our first encounter with the puppet troops, the Gao Battalion, was unexpected but it had turned out to be an occasion where my father can prove himself as more capable and wiser than Black Eye. "What unit are you?" a fat Gao-Battalion officer asked from his horse. Almost instantly, father reached into his belt and, as he drew his pistol, shouted, "The one that kills traitors!" He fired. The fat officer tumbled off his horse, his head a bloody gourd.