Fengshen Yanyi (translated as The Investiture of the Gods or The Creation of the Gods) is a Chinese epic fantasy novel written in the Ming Dynasty, about the Shang and Zhou dynasty.
It seems the developers of War of Legends were greatly inspired by this novel, as all six revealed characters make an appearance in the novel, and are linked to each other. This has been confirmed by Jagex.
- Nüwa is the daughter of the Jade Emperor.
- Yang Jian (Erlang Shen) is the nephew of the Jade Emperor.
- Nüwa would summon the Thousand-Year Vixen, who later became Daji.
- Daji is the favourite concubine of King Zhou.
- Yang Jian helped the Zhou defeat King Zhou and the Shang Dynasty.