To answer your question Jiang-Si usually have masters that control them known as Dao-shi that control there corpses but some manage to break that control and set themselves free so that means they free themselves for example
Bladwinds Character is a Dao-Shi and One of Starrys character is A Jiang-Si her Jiang-Si Works for Bladewinds character and only Bladewinds character
A free Jiang-Si Doesn't have a master anymore Such as my Jiang-Si which means they have no one to control them but they still inhabit there corpse-dead body which also means they can't feel pain same as Starry's Jiang-Si
I hope this answer's your question Madmel
Bladewind hopefully today or tomorrow still waiting on phoenix
__________________ The pain grows when you know you've done good for your whole life and to balance it and for the rest of your life you must live with being cursed and filled with darkness
Look, I'll just draw up a sheet and you tell if I've gone wrong anywhere.
Name: Junichi "Needles" Masayoshi. ((Yea I'm original ))
Personality: Bored, sarcastic, wise guy.
Occupation: Free Jiang-Si
Age: A little under a 100 years (looks 20-ish)
Bio: Needles was once a notorious serial killer. He didn't know why got a sick pleasure on mass murder, but he felt it was his life's mission to kill as many people as possible. He was eventually killed by of his own victims, only to be resurrected several years later. Angry that he had been bested by one of his own victims, and distressed by the fact that his rest was disturbed for all eternity, Needles almost instantly broke free of his captor's control, and maliciously murdered them. No longer able to feel the blood lust that had consumed him in life, Needles 'lives' a bored, endless existence. He covers up his sorrow by making endless jokes and wise cracks about being dead.
Appearance: (please log in to view the image)
Equipment: Needles specializes in all kinds on knives and small bladed weapons. It's rumored that he has 100 knives of various types concealed on his person at all times - It's a myth he neither confirms nor denies. He also has two katar/claws and most importantly, a collapsible pair of king sized sheers, which can fold in to make a sword.