Shih Kao (August 19 2198 - September 1 2281) was the first Grand Master of the Axis Mundi Zen Collective.
Shih Kao was instrumental in forging the party out of the Gustav Petroleum Memorial List and the Revolutionary Committee of Natural Law before being appointed its leader. Under his rule he established the Zen Collective as a liberal socialist party intent on protecting Buddhist rights.
He led the party into the Keymon-Likatonia Crisis but during Black November was arrested and subsequently imprisoned for nearly ten years. Upon his release in 2269 he resigned as Grand Master to retire to the temples of Keymon.
He is seen as the foremost purveyor of the Kaoism ideology.
|Economy: Energy Sector, Keymon Free Trade Agreement | Geography | People: Gustav Petroleum, Lady Kosawak Zettel, Shih Kao, Suzanna Kukai | Keymon Society, O Keymon from shore to shore|
|Autonomous Zen Enclave of Penrod | Keymon-Likatonia Crisis: Keymon Genocide | Western Meria|
|Hobrazia-Keymon-Likatonia United Left Front | Keymon Unitary List: Christian Democrats | Axis Mundi: AM Socialist Solidarity Movement, Axis Mundi Zen Collective | Political History: Cabinet History, Directors General | Political Philosophy: Kaoism|
|Religion: Church of Keymon, Official Zen Committee of Keymon | Ethnicity: Dolgar, Keymonite|
|Formerly Featured: Church of Keymon|