Terracotta warriors, also known as Dong Xi and Demon Warriors in the series, are a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.The figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province, near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. The figures vary in height, according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals.
The figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.
When the terracotta warriors were first discovered by the Xi'an villagers, the homeostasis was almost upset when several djinn emerged from the vases that were placed along with the warriors of the Terracotta warriors. For a while, it seemed that they were going to side with the Shaitan, Ghul, and Ifrit and fight against the side of good. However, the Chinese djinn, who were six in number, were good and evil in equal number, maintaining the homeostasis.
The fourth novel in the Children of the Lamp series features the terracotta warriors. These statues were for protection as well as to ensure that the Emperor had a full army at his disposal in the afterlife. As the story goes, someone was reanimating the ancient warriors, and possessing them with evil spirits. Iblis Teer used the warriors for his malevolent purposes. Mr. Rakshasas' spirit was absorbed by one in the Temple of Dendur.