And then we put all of the words on one page at the end…   I hope this answers not only why this Captain of the Guard has been targeted, but also why there are different types of Jiangshi.  Both the classic walking rotting zombie and the more loquacious scheming undead boss.  One of the elements of this story I fell in love with early on was that the dead needed to be tied to the living, and more importantly, to their previous lives and what they did while they were still breathing.