Ming Xiao was the leader of the Kuei-jin in Los Angeles, and a self-proclaimed High Priestess of Chinatown who operated from the Temple of Golden Virtue, which was described by Gary Golden as a "piss poor copy of a real place" that "looks like it'd be more at home in a theme park".
Xiao's appearance in Los Angeles is fairly recent, but she has informed herself rather well on Kindred lore. She was well acquainted with Chinatown's prominent people such as Wong Ho, a respected business man.
She is one of the toughest bosses that the player faces in the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines game.
- "Ugh! What wretched strain of Caine's curse is this?"
- "We are beings returned through the Second Breath for a purpose."
- "You will have time to ponder this folly as you are devoured by worms and disease in the hell of burrowing maggots. A thousand years shall you suffer."
As she is observed teleporting around the city, it is also possible that she possesses level four (Ride the Dragon) of the Tapestry discipline.
A strict reading of Demon Shintai would also indicate she possesses at least level seven of this discipline in order to account for her six tentacles: she would have to be past level 5 because she possesses more than two tentacles, and at least 2 points in the advanced levels to afford her the four extra tentacles (as each advanced level grants two points to upgrade a demon form with).
In Kuei-Jin terms, this would usually make Ming Xiao an Ancestor at the very least.