[This post concerns the real leaderhead for Qin Shi Huang, leader of China. Prior to the current Warlords patch, it was swapped with that of Kublai Khan - some vanilla players may unaware of this, so I'm pointing it out to avoid confusion. I'm talking about the scary-looking guy with the pin in his hair, not the rotund smiling guy with the cool hat.] When Qin greets you, he jerks his fist back in what looks like some kind of salute, then smiles and beckons you to speak. At any rate, that is how I used to interpret these actions. However, reading Qin's Civilopedia entry (and/or Wikipedia), I'm starting to wonder about the salute. The guy was apparantly pretty paranoid towards the end of his life - perhaps the stern expression and the raised fist when he first sees you is because he thinks you're some kind of assassin. Then, when he realises you're just there to conduct diplomacy, he gives an exaggeratedly affable gesture to show that his initial reaction was a misunderstanding. Did anyone else think along these lines? Maybe I'm reading too much into his greeting, but it always seemed oddly bipolar to me until I came up with this explanation.