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The Elder Scribe of the Woodland Village, Lao-Kwan is an elderly woman and the leader of her people. Like the other Scribes, she bears a blue tattoo on her body, but her tattoo is actually the Mark of the Tautau Council, a False Chronicle from the Scribe’s original world. Her Chronicle gives her the power to neutralize the power of other Chronicles. When Lao-Kwan feels that a Chronicle is about to disappear from the world, she uses her power to call it back into the world. The Chronicle, as well as those who were carrying it: The Hero, Liu, and Chrodechild, are brought from the Ravine of Infinity to the Woodland Village, a process that exhausts the Chronicle.
Performing this task exhausted the Elder, and so the next day, she received her guests, where she explained what Chronicles actually are: repositories of an entire world’s history. She also introduces the concept of the True Chronicle, of the current world, which is a document of the past and future of the world. The only history that can be read however, are matters not pertaining to human will. Thus, although natural disasters could be predicted, the tide of a battle could not.
As she speaks to the Hero, she feels another Chronicle approaching. True enough, Diadora enters the woods, and uses her Chronicle to open Gateways and summon monsters to overwhelm the Hero. But Lao-Kwan uses the Chronicle to subdue Diadora, who is forced to flee. However, this pushes Lao-Kwan to her limits, and she soon expires after that, passing the Mark of the Tautau Council to Liu.
Luo-Tao and Len-Lien speculate that Liu was chosen because of the knowledge he possessed from leaving the woods and fighting the Order to defend the world, rather then isolating himself from others. This knowledge of Lao-Kwan’s wishes helps some Scribes accept Liu as their leader. - Matt620