Among his peers, Hoen was known for being a very loyal agent, being very respectful of the code of chivalry and having himself sworn absolute allegiance to the Strider organization. Alternatively described as a large and open-hearted man, Hoen wore light green chest armor and chaps with beige under armor and leggings underneath, and a beige mask, wraps and shoes. He carried the second kanji of his name, "en" (炎, flame), as his personal emblem.
Hoen was one of the 11 agents who infiltrated Kazakh City previous to Hiryu, carrying the mission to assassinate Grandmaster Meio. Hoen reached the Buried Temple deep beneath the city's Underground and challenged its inhabitant, the devoted shaman Juroung, to a fight. His skill in battle, however, proved useless against Juroung's water manipulations and Hoen was eventually defeated.
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