Kongming’s Archives –> Three Kingdoms IV –> FAQs and Walkthroughs Author: David Xu; FAQ: rtk4_dxu.txt; Ver. Final

The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide.

Game:           Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
System:         Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Written By:     xud - "David Xu"
E-Mai Address:  thedavidxu@yahoo.com
AIM Screename:  thedavidxu
Version:        Final
Creation:       July 11, 2002
Last update:    February 17, 2003
Type of Game:   Strategy
Type of Guide:  Strategy Guide/FAQ


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
   1.1 Game History
1.2 Version History
1.3 Three Kingdoms Period History
1.4 Quotes
2 The Basics
   2.1 Keys
   2.2 Starting the Game
   2.3 The Way to Success
   2.4 War
   2.5 Strategies of War
   2.6 The Ways of Alliances and Gifts
3 Characters
   3.1 How to become an Emperor
   3.2 Succession to the Empire
   3.3 The Best of the Best
   3.4 Character Profile
   3.5 Officers
   3.6 Visiting Travelers
   3.7 Really Good Officers
4 Options and Descriptions
   4.1 Menu Options
   4.2 Characters Menu
   4.3 Screens
5 Items
6 FAQ
7 Copyright, Credits and Thanks


     This is the final version of my FAQ, so unless something big is found about
 
this game, I will not update it anymore. I would like to thank everyone who 
helped me put this FAQ together.

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1 Introduction

1.1 Game History

There has been five Romance of the Three Kingdoms games out for the SNES. 
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV is a strategic game produced by Koei 
Corporations in 1995 which tells the history of China starting in December of 
189 AD. The objective of this game is to gain control of 43 cities of China 
under one ruler (hopefully the one you chose). Since this game is strategic, the
 
rulers will do different things in same/different scenarios. It is hard to 
understand the game's many characters if you are not familiar with the Three 
Kingdoms period in China.

1.2. Version History

Version Final (2/17/2003)

- Spell Check
- Added and Finished Quotes Section
- Finished Character stats section after much work
- Finished with FAQ

Version 2.4 (1/25/2003)

- Spell Check
- Added little bits to many sections

Version 2.0 (1/01/2003)

- Spell Check
- Few Changes
- More Character Status
- Quotes section added
- Edited Character profiles
- Added quote

Version 1.4 (10/10/2002)

- Spell Check
- More Profiles
- More Characters in the Character List

Version 1.0 (10/05/2002)

- Spell Check
- More Profiles
- Added more to part in war
- Added more to the Chronology Section
- New Characters List thanks to kerrichan
- Added in section Strategies of War Section

Version 0.7 (09/27/2002)

- Spell Check
- New Format
- A lot of bugs fixed

- More Contributors
- Much, much more, all in small areas

Version 0.5 (08/14/2002)

- Spell Check
- Increased on the Characters Section
- Added the Major Events of the Three Kingdoms Period Section

Version O.2 (07/14/2002)

- Started Characters Section
- Checked Spelling and Grammar
- Expanded on Options and Descriptions Section
- Visit Section up
- Created Emperor section in Characters Section
 
Version 0.1 (07/11/2002)

- Creation of Walkthrough/FAQ


1.3 Three Kingdoms Period History

Thanks to Jonathan Wu for letting me put up this section in the guide. Also 
added some additional information if you needed more.

168 AD Death of Emperor Huan (Liu Zhi), ascension of Emperor Ling (Liu Hong)
184 AD Yellow Scarves uprising led by Zhang Jiao begins.
188 AD Conflict between Empress He and Empress Dong over the succession of 
Emperor Ling.
184 AD Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out under Zhang Jiao.
189 AD Death of Emperor Ling (May 13th), reign of Emperor Shao (Liu Bian) begins
 
(May 15th), Yuan Wei (uncle of Yuan Shao) appointed as Imperial Guardian, He Jin
 
and Yuan Shao defend the Han Sovereignty against the Ten Regular Attendants. 
Dong Zhuo is summoned to the capital of Luo Yang. Dong Zhuo deposes Emperor Shao
 
and enthrones Emperor Xian (Liu Xie) on September 28th. Yuan Shao and Cao Cao 
oppose Dong Zhuo.
190 AD Yuan Shao forms the coalition against Dong Zhuo. Dong Zhuo leaves and 
burns the Capital Luo Yang and moves to Chang An. Sun Jian finds the Imperial 
Jade Seal in the burned down Luo Yang.
191 AD Yuan Shao battles Gongsun Zan and takes control of the provinces 
northeast of the Yellow River. Sun Jian and Liu Biao wage war in Jing Zhou.
192 AD Due to Wang Yun's plot, Lu Bu kills Dong Zhuo. Cao Cao becomes protector 

of Yan Zhou and receives the surrender of the Yellow Scarves in Qing Zhou. Sun 
Jian dies.
194 AD Liu Bei aids Kong Rong against a Yellow Scarves attack. Liu Bei assumes 
control of Xu Zhou. Warlords struggled for power. Cao Cao became powerful in 
Yanzhou.
195 AD Dong Zhuo's generals revolt, Emperor Xian is moved from Chang An and 
requests aid from Cao Cao. Sun Ce started his conquest to unite the South Land.
196 AD Cao Cao brings the Emperor to Xu Chang in October posed as the Emperor's 

protector.
197 AD Lu Bu attacks Liu Bei; Liu Bei takes refuge with Cao Cao. Yuan Shu 
declares himself Emperor.
198 AD Cao Cao battles Yuan Shao and Zhang Xiu.
199 AD Cao Cao has Lu Bu executed. Emperor Xian gives Dong Cheng a secret edict.
 
Yuan Shu dies.
200 AD Dong Cheng and his household are executed by Cao Cao. Cao Cao attacks Liu
 
Bei. Liu Bei takes refuge with Yuan Shao. Cao Cao captures Guan Yu. Sun Ce dies 

and Sun Quan accepts Han title. Yuan Shao defeated at Guan Du by Cao Cao.
201 AD Yuan Shao flees to Ji Zhou, Liu Bei finds refuge with Liu Biao in Jing 
Zhou.
202 AD Yuan Shao dies, Yuan Shang succeeded.
203 AD Cao Cao triumphed over Yuan Shang and Yuan Tan.
204 AD Cao Cao attacks Yuan Shao's sons and conquers the city of Ye.
205-8 AD Yuan Shao's sons flee to the Wu Huan people. Cao Cao defeats the Wu 
Huan with Gou Jia's help and returns to Ye. Liu Bei stationed his army at Xinye.

207-8 AD Conflict between Liu Bei and Liu Biao's wife Lady Cai. Liu Bei meets 
Shan Fu in Xin Ye. Cao Cao prepares to attack Jing Zhou. Shan Fu recommends 
Zhuge Liang to Liu Bei; Liu Bei seeks out Zhuge Liang. Sun Quan attacks Jing 
Zhou. Conflict between Liu Biao's sons, Liu Qi and Liu Zhong. Zhuge Liang's 
first battle. Lady Cai plans to cede Jing Zhou to Cao Cao. Liu Bei flees to Xia 

Kou, Liu Biao dies. Lu Su travels to Xia Kou to seek Zhuge Liang. Zhuge Liang 
goes to Jiang Dong to meet with Zhou Yu to arrange an alliance against  Cao Cao.
 
In the Battle of Chi Bi (Red Wall), Sun Quan and Liu Bei score a great victory 
against Cao Cao.
209-10 AD Liu Bei occupies Jiang Ling and Gong An, Liu Qi dies. Liu Bei occupies
 
southern Jing Zhou. Liu Bei marries Sun Quan's sister Sun Ren. Lu Su demands the
 
return of Jing Zhou to Sun Quan. Liu Bei leaves Jiang Dong with Sun Ren. Taishi 

Ci died.
211 AD Zhou Yu dies. Cao Cao kills Ma Teng and threatens Han Zhong. Han Zhong's 

ruler, Zhang Lu, threatens the lands of Ba-Shu. Ba-Shu ruler Liu Zhang sends 
Zhang Song to Cao Cao for help. Zhang Song visits Liu Bei. Liu Bei entered Shu. 

Ma Chao fought Cao Cao at Changan.
212 AD Liu Bei marches into Ba-Shu, Zhuge Liang governs Jing Zhou.
212-13 AD Cao Cao invades Jiang Dong and assumes the Nine Dignities of a 
patriarchal lord. Liu Bei enters Ba-Shu. Pang Tong died.
214 AD Zhuge Liang goes to Ba-Shu; Guan Yu governs Jing Zhou. Liu Bei takes 
control of Ba-Shu.
215 AD Sun Quan demands the return of Jing Zhou. Cao Cao conquers Hanzhong, 
Zhang Lu surrenders.
216 AD Cao Cao becomes King of Wei.
217 AD Cao Cao attacks Sun Quan. Cao Cao declares Cao Pi as heir.
218 AD Revolt against Cao Cao is crushed in Xu Chang. Huang Zhong kills Xiahou 
Yuan, endangering Cao Cao's control of Han Zhong.
219 AD Cao Cao withdraws from Han Zhong to Chang An. Liu Bei proclaims himself 
King of Han Zhong. Guan Yu takes Xiang Yang and Fan, Sun Quan takes Jing Zhou. 
Guan Yu defeated.
220 AD Lu Meng executes Guan Yu. Cao Cao dies. On November 24th, Emperor Xian 
abdicates to Cao Pi, who establishes the Wei Dynasty.
221 AD Liu Bei proclaims himself Emperor of Shu in May and marches against Sun 
Quan in August. Sun Quan accepts the suzerainty of the Wei Dynasty. Zhang Fei 
killed.
222 AD Liu Bei suffers a crushing defeat at Yi Ling because of Lu Xun's 
brilliant defenses. Wei invades Jing Zhou.
223 AD Liu Bei dies and Liu Shan succeeds him. Sima Yi invades Shu, Zhuge Liang 

revives the alliance between Shu and Wu against Wei.
224 AD Cao Pi invades Wu. Zhang Liao dies.
225 AD Zhuge Liang subdues the Nan Man (Mangs) people in the south. Ma Chao 
dies.
226 AD Cao Pi dies. Cao Rui succeeds him as Emperor of Wei. Zhuge Liang 
persuades Liu Shan to wage war against Wei. Sima Yi leads the Wei army against 
Shu.
228 AD Meng Da killed, Zhuge Liang launches a northern campaign against Wei.
229 AD Sun Quan proclaims himself Wu Emperor.
230 AD Wei commander Cao Zhen's campaign fails due to heavy rain.
231 AD Cao Zhen dies; Zhuge Liang is recalled from the field. Zhuge Liang 
resumes the war against Wei.
234 AD Zhuge Liang dies at Wu Zhang. Shu armies retreat to Cheng Du. Wei Yan 
assassinated by Ma Dai. Stalemate at Wuzhang Plain.
238 AD Gongsun Yuan's rebellion was crushed by Sima Yi.
239 AD Cao Fang succeeds Cao Rui as Wei Emperor. Cao Zhen's son Cao Shuang 
becomes co-regent with Sima Yi. Decade of conflict between Cao Shuang and Sima 
Yi begins.
240 AD Cao Shuang gains absolute power in court.
244 AD Cao Shuang was repelled in his attack on Hanzhong. Lu Xun died.
249 AD Cao Shuang is killed; Sima Yi seizes control of the Wei kingdom. Jiang 
Wei, aided by Xiahou Ba leads a new campaign against Wei.
251-52 AD Sima Yi dies, Sun Quan dies, war between Wei and Wu.
254 AD Sima Yi's son Sima Shi deposes of Cao Fang and enthrones Cao Mao.
255 AD Commanders Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian revolt against the coup in Wei. Sima 

Shi dies and Sima Zhao, his younger brother, takes over control.
256 AD Jiang Wei lost to Deng Ai at Duan Gorge. 
257 AD Sima Zhao defeats his opponents; Shu abandons the war against Wei.
258 AD Sun Chen deposes Sun Liang, the present Wu Emperor. Sun Xiu assumes power
 
and executes Sun Chen. Wei Commander Deng Ai leads the campaign against Shu. 
Zhuge Dan lost to Sima Zhao.
260 AD Cao Mao assassinated, Cao Huang assumes the Wei throne. Sima Zhao 
appointed as Prime Minister.
263 AD Wei Campaign against Shu threatens Cheng Du.
264 AD Liu Shan, Emperor of Shu, surrenders to Deng Ai. Sima Zhao marches to 
Changan. Sima Zhou names Sima Yan his heir and dies.
265 AD Sima Yan deposed Cao Huang and made himself Jin Wudi.
269 AD Yang Hu prepared an invasion to Wu, later passed on to Du Yu.
279 AD Five simultaneously Jin forces under Du Yu and Wang Jun invaded Wu.
280 AD Sun Hao surrenders to Sima Yan. China is reunited under Sima Yan.

That was a series of major events in the Three Kingdoms period.

1.4 Quotes

The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide.
"I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me." -Cao Cao 
"The world can do without Cao Hong, but not without you, my lord!" -Cao Hong
"What are you waiting for? If I, a leader of rank, can risk my life, cannot 
you?" -Gan Ning
"But do not grieve; so long as I live, I will not allow Wei to come and conquer 

Shu." -Jiang Wei
"If you will not, O Master, what will become of the people?" -Liu Bei
"The northern people are riders and the southern people sailors; it is said 
quite true." -Liu Bei
"Do no evilness because it is a small one; do not leave a small deed undone 
because it is just a petty one." -Liu Bei
"You see everything from the point of view of brute courage. You seem not to 
know the principles of war laid down by Sun Zi and Wu Qi. This display is only 
meant to entice us into fight. You will see the pretense yourselves in about 
three days." -Lu Xun
"If you could find either Hidden Dragon or Blooming Phoenix, you could restore 
order in the empire." -Sima Hui
"There are five possible operations for any army. If you can fight, fight; if 
you cannot fight, defend; if you cannot defend, flee; if you cannot flee, 
surrender; if you cannot surrender, die. " -Sima Yi
"Your words, O Wise One, are as gold and precious stones, but I fear that my 
soldiers will not carry out my commands unless I myself share their dangers." -
Sun Ce
"Cao Cao may have his Zhang Liao, but I can match him with my friend Gan Ning." 
 
-Sun Quan
"Essence of my father, blood of my mother, I cannot throw this away," and he 
proceeds to swallow his own eye. -Xiahou Dun
"It is said that the lord's honor is the servant's glory, the lord's sadness is 

the servant's shame. How can I turn my back on the family I have so long 
served." -Xin Ping
"If I had a son like Sun Ce, I should die without regret." -Yuan Shu
"Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at
 
winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the 
ignorant fight to win." -Zhuge Liang
"Do the unexpected, attack the unprepared." -Zhuge Liang
"O God, since thou made Zhou Yu, why did thou also create Zhuge Liang?" -Zhou Yu

"The noble person who has eaten of his lord's bounty should die in his lord's 
battles; to return to one's home dead and wrapped in a horse's hide is a happy 
fate. Am I the sort of people to bring to nought the grand designs of my 
country?" -Zhou Yu
"He who wins people, prospers; he who loses them, fails. Your present plan 
should be to seek humans of high aims and farseeing views, and you can establish
 
yourself firmly." -Zhou Yu

2. The Basics

2.1 Keys

Directional Buttons - Move between options
A Button - Confirm
B Button - Cancel
X Button - Move between vassal cities
Y Button - See what the command does
L Button - Move between the city data
R Button - Move between the city data
Select Button - Move between options menu and gameplay menu
Start Button - Used only at the beginning of the game when it says PRESS START

2.2 Starting the Game

* - If this is next to the ruler, it means that he is recommended.

First pick one of the eight scenarios:

1. 189 AD Dong Zhuo Triumphs in Luo Yang

Rulers:

  Liu Yong - 2 Cities
  Yuan Shu - 1 City
* Yuan Shao - 1 City
* Dong Zhuo - 3 Cities
  Wang Lang - 1 City
  Liu Biao - 3 Cities
* Cao Cao - 1 City
  Liu Bei - 1 City
* Sun Jian - 1 City
  Han Fu - 1 City
  Qiao Mao - 1 City
* Liu Yan - 3 Cities
  Gongsun Zan - 1 City
  Yan Baihu - 1 City
  Ma Teng - 1 City
  Kong Zhou - 1 City
  Kong Rong - 1 City
  Tao Qian - 2 Cities

2. 194 AD Turmoil Spreads in China

Rulers:

  Liu Yong - 2 Cities
  Yuan Shu - 1 City
* Yuan Shao - 3 Cities
  Li Ju - 1 City
  Wang Lang - 1 City
  Liu Biao - 1 City
* Cao Cao - 2 Cities
  Liu Bei - 2 Cities
  Sun Ce - 1 City
  Lu Bu - 1 City
  Zhang Lu - 1 City
* Liu Zhang - 3 Cities
  Gongsun Zan - 1 City
  Yan Baihu - 1 City
  Ma Teng - 1 City
  Kong Rong - 1 City

3. 201 AD Cao Cao Expands His Domain

Rulers:

* Cao Cao - 10 Cities
  Liu Bei - 1 City
* Sun Quan - 5 Cities
* Yuan Shao - 7 Cities
  Liu Zhang - 4 Cities
  Ma Teng - 2 Cities
  Zhang Lu - 1 City
  Liu Biao - 4 Cities

4. 208 AD Battle of Red Wall

Rulers:

* Cao Cao - 18 Cities
* Liu Bei - 1 City
* Sun Quan - 5 Cities
  Han Xuan - 1 City
* Liu Zhang - 4 Cities
  Ma Teng - 2 Cities
  Zhang Lu - 1 City
  Jin Xuan - 1 City
  Zhao Fan - 1 City
  Liu Du - 1 City

5. 221 AD Birth of Three Kingdoms

Rulers:

* Cao Pi - 23 Cities
  Liu Bei - 6 Cities
  Sun Quan - 11 Cities

6. 235 AD Clash of Wei, Wu, and Shu

Rulers:

* Cao Rui - 23 Cities
  Liu Chan - 6 Cities
  Sun Quan - 11 Cities

The Cao Family always has one of if not the best characters, so if you are a 
beginner, the game will be much easier for you.

Once you've picked your character(s), you may select some options. After 
finishing this part, you will start as your chosen character(s).

2.3 The Way to Success

MONTH ONE. Draft people in your city and don't let the public support go below 
60 due to risk of rebellions. If there are any free officers in your city, try 
to recruit them. Raise your city's statistics by adding money and officers to 
them. I recommend that you put your best officers on farm and economy, then dam 

and technology, as they are less important right now in the beginning of the 
game. Always remember to reward your officers and try to get them to 100 loyalty
 
so they don't rebel against you.

MONTH TWO. Recruit free officers in your city and reward your officers. Then 
train your army for a few months until the training gets to 100.

MONTH THREE TO WHATEVER MONTH THAT YOUR DONE TRAINING. Recruit free officers in 

your city and wait for your training to end. Remember to develop the city.

MONTH FOUR (I call it month four because I don't know when your done training). 

Send a spy to a neighboring territory, and bribe officers from neighboring 
cities.

MONTH FIVE. WAR! Attack that city that you've been weakening.

MONTH SIX. If you're see a city neighboring the city that you just captured, 
form an alliance with them because you will have been severely weakened from 
that last battle (might have, depends against how many soldiers you lost).

MONTH SEVEN. If the neighbor rulers revoke your alliance, and you are in a weak 

position, RUN!

You win the game when you have control of all 43 cities and there is only one 
ruler left on the map.

2.4 War

War is an important part of this game, because without it, there is a small 
chance you will capture all the cities.

What war was like during the Three Kingdoms Period:

Units

     In many battles fought during the Three Kingdoms period, there were three 
different types of units. The first unit was an infantry unit, the most common 
foot soldiers of the era, used as the main armored troops. These men were 
trained to use swords, spears, or bows (archery units). The second unit was a 
well-trained cavalry. The cavalry units were mostly found in the northern and 
northwestern regions, where they were rich in horse breeding. The third unit was
 
a naval marine unit. Infantry, cavalry and naval marine were used depending on 
the situation and mostly the battle terrain where they were involved in. For 
example, cavalry units were well used in the open plains whereas infantry were 
more effective in the hills and mountains.

Before War: Planning and Positioning

     The leader(s) would seek out neighboring possible allies to joint attack or
 
defense. After the planning was completed, the leader would assign troops to 
various commanders and generals. Then the positioning of troops would be carried
 
out including the deployment and final preparation of troops, the lying of 
traps, and the setting of ambushes. Sometimes the commanding general himself or 

a champion would challenge the opposing side a personal hand-to-hand combat. If 

the commander was killed in such a duel and there was no able lieutenant to take
 
charge, then the army could crumble and lost their will to fight.

THE WAR ITSELF: FIELD BATTLE AND CASTLE BATTLE

     The war that occurred can be classified into two types of battle: field 
battle and castle battle. A field battle usually happened if the defending side 

decided to counterattack outside the castle or if the two opposing armies met in
 
the field. The field included open plains, rivers, hills and mountains. The 
field battle in rivers (naval battle) used warships and marines. Archery units 
were also very effective in the naval battles. The uses of battle formations and
 
tactics were the prime determinant of the outcome of field battles. A castle 
battle occurred if the defending side decided not to counterattack and remained 

in defense or they were defeated in a field battle. The attacking side would 
immediately try to siege the castle by breaking down the castle gate and using 
any methods to get inside the castle wall such as scaling ladders, battering 
rams or catapults. Supplies of food and water were vital in a long extended war.
 
Fighting techniques such as charges and simultaneous attacks to launch a drive 
against the enemy were seen in many battles. The use of fire was also commonly 
used as an element of surprise and deadly incendiary attack.

THE AFTERMATH: POST-WAR SETTLEMENT

     After one side had utterly crushed by defeat or flee, the winning side 
would enter a post-war settlement as the last phase of the battle. In many 
cases, the losing side was allowed to surrender and in some cases, was allowed 
to leave or set free. Looting of valuables such as weapons, horses, grains, and 

treasures was also a common occurrence of the post-combat situation. Captured 
generals were taken care of according to post-war settlement and could be either
 
recruited, released, imprisoned, or executed. 

During war, if you are a strong attacking army, your forces should be:

Calvary/Ram/Catapult
Calvary/Ram/Catapult
Archery
Infantry
Infantry

Why: This is an excellent attacking strategy. The Calvary units you use when you
 
are in a field battle, they provide speed to destroy the enemy. The archery unit
 
is used to try to injure the ruler (jeffheng and others have recommended the use
 
of a 300,000 men Auto Crossbow unit).

There are three types of battles, field battle, castle battle, and finally a 
city battle.

Field Battle

Use this if your soldiers are almost equal to that of the opponents. This shows 

a battleground made from trees, mountains, and rivers. The best strategy to use 

in this position is to burn the enemy in a wind-weather-fire combo or to 
weather-bolt them.

Castle Battle

This is shown at the gates of the castle. The defending soldiers can be placed 
on the castle wall or the area before the gates, while the attacking soldiers 
can only be placed on the ground before the gates. The defending soldiers should
 
have archery units on the wall and units that know fire on the ground. The units
 
on the wall should also know weather and wind so that the weather-wind-fire 
combo can be used. Attackers should use catapults to attack the wall and gates 
while the infantry units scale the wall.

City Battle

This happens when the gates have been broken, and the defending soldiers have a 

choice of fleeing or fighting. If they choose to fight, the attacking army can 
choose to fight duels or with soldiers (Note: Fighting with soldiers drastically
 
decrease farm, dam, economy, technology, and public support). If you choose to 
fight duels, there is a choice of one-on-one, three-on-three, or five-on-five, 
whereas it is best of one, three, or five.

2.5 Strategies of War

Wind-Weather-Fire

Very hard to obtain weather and wind skills w/o items with a real officer, so do
 
this only is you have created ones. First use the spells wind and weather to 
make the weather clear and the wind to face the enemy, then set fire in the 
direction of the enemy. This is a fast way to get rid of the enemies.

Boulders and Pitfalls

Use this strategy if you are in a field battle and there are mountains. Place 
yourself on the mountains and set pitfalls facing the enemy. As they advance, 
they will try to avoid the pitfalls if they have an advisor, so use boulder when
 
they are close enough. If they don't have an advisor, then get them into the 
pitfalls and finish them off with boulders, arrows, and regular attacks.

Chaos

This strategy is effective if you have six or more divisions. Use chaos on the 
ruler unit or lead unit in a field battle, then have you divisions surround the 

confused unit like this:
  Y
Y E Y
Y   Y
  Y

I know this isn't the best ASCII but as you can tell, the six units surround the
 
enemy and keeps him/her trapped for you to use continuous group attacks 
(preferred or charges). This is best done with an emulator and rom for save 
state. Reload save state if they go out of confusion.

Bolt

Best done with save states (rom). Use bolt to injury the enemy and burn 
provision. This can also hurt you. :( This must be done if the weather is a 
thunderstorm and you have to be in a field battle. This does 88% damage!

Archers (Best done when defending)

When you get to a castle battle, send out troops onto the city walls and have 
them fire arrows down on the troops, this severely weakens the opponent's army 
because your forces are placed on high elevations. If they climb on ladders, 
just throw down some boulders.

2.6 The Ways of Alliances and Gifts

Use this after a war to ally with neighboring rulers. Try to get their hostility
 
lower (below 30) with gifts so that you have a better chance of allying with 
them.

3. Characters

3.1 How to become an Emperor

1.	Must own the REAL Hereditary Seal. The real heredity seal has numbers on 
it.
2.	Must control 75% of the cities.
3.	Must have ruler and civil officer in Luo Yang.

The top civil officer will ask if you want to become an emperor.

3.2 Succession to the Empire

When a ruler/emperor dies at the age of 50 or above, you have to choose a 
successor. The successor should have high charm and leadership skills unless 
s/he will acquire the hereditary seal, then, it depends on intelligence and 
politics. Don't depend on power, due to the fact that rulers SHOULD NOT fight 
duels, because if s/he dies, your army loses.

3.3 The Best of the Best

Jeffheng made this list possible, thanks.
Here is a list of the characters with the best properties:

Overall: Cao Cao (Average of all Numbers: 94.6)
Leadership: Guan Yu (Lead: 100)
Power: Lu Bu (Power: 100)
Intelligence: Zhuge Liang (Intel: 100)
Politics: Zhang Zhao (Politics: 98)
Charm: Liu Bei (Charm: 99)

3.4 Character Profile

Duelmaster514 made parts of this section possible. Thanks.

Cai Mao - Brother of Lady Cai, enemy of Liu Bei in Liu Biao's court. Executed by
 
Cao Cao.
Cao Cao (Meng De) - Used to be named Xiahou. Later, he's father was adopted and 

he was also knighted. Writer of the New Treatise of Meng De. Commander of Han 
forces and regent to Emperor Xian, founder of the Wei Dynasty, posthumously 
named Emperor Wu of the Wei Dynasty.
Cao Hong - Brother of Cao Cao, commander of forces.
Cao Pi - Son of Cao Cao and first emperor of the Wei Dynasty, Emperor Wen (r. AD
 
220-226).
Cao Rui - Oldest son of Cao Pi, Emperor Ming of the Wei Dynasty (r. AD 227-239),
 
served by co-regent Cao Zhen and Sima Yi.
Cao Zhi - Son of Cao Cao, passed over as heir for Cao Pi.
Chen Lin - Advisor of Yuan Shao, author of tract denouncing Cao Cao.
Cheng Pu - Senior Southland commander, shared authority with Zhou Yu first.
Deng Ai - Brilliant warrior of Wei. Captures Shu-Han Empire.
Dian Wei - Bodyguard of Cao Cao. Killed while protecting Cao Cao.
Diao Chan - Singing girl whom undoes Dong Zhuo for Wang Yun.
Ding Feng - Southland commander.
Dong Cheng - Relative of Empress Dong, bearer of Emperor Xian's secret decree.
Dong Zhuo - A general who was defeated by the Yellow Turban Rebels and was 
supposed to be punished but actually rose to higher rank due to bribes. All of 
the other rulers allied against him because of the evil deeds he had 
committed. Warrior from the west who places Emperor Xian on the throne after 
removing Liu Bian (Emperor Shao).
Emperor Shao (Liu Bian) - son of Emperor Ling, elder brother of Emperor Xian. 
Reigns for May to September 189 AD. Dethroned by Dong Zhuo.
Emperor Xian (Liu Xie) - replaces his older brother, Bian, in 189 and reigns 
until 220.
Empress Dong - Foster mother of Emperor Xian.
Empress He - Mother of Emperor Shao.
Fa Zheng - Officer at Liu Zhang's court whom felicities Liu Bei's conquest to 
the Riverlands.
Fei Yi - Advisor of the Shu-Han court.
Gan Ning - Southland expert on naval warfare, defects from Liu Biao's camp.
Gongsun Zan - A friend of Liu Bei's, he was part of the army that was trying to 

defeat Dong Zhuo. He committed suicide because he lost to Yuan Shao. Zhao Yun 
(Zilong) served under him for a few years. Military leader based in Liaoxi.
Guan Ping - Son of Guan Yu, executed with his father by Lu Meng.
Guan Suo - Son of Guan Yu.
Guan Xing - Son of Guan Yu, one of the secondary Tiger Warriors.
Guan Yu (Yuchang) - The second oath brother at the peach garden. Rides on Red 
Hare and carries the Green Dragon. Leader of the Tiger Warriors of Shu.
Han Dang - Southland commander.
Hua Tuo - Physician who cures Guan Yu's wounded arm.
Hua Xin - Official at Cao Pi's court who was instrumental in Emperor Xian's 
abdication.
Huang Gai - False defector from the Southland to Cao Cao's camps.
Huang Zhong - Tiger Warrior of Shu who was a veteran general.
Ji Ping - Han court physician, killed by Cao Cao.
Jia Xu(e) - Military counselor to both Dong Zhuo and Cao Cao.
Jian Yong - Aid to Liu Bei.
Jiang Wei - Shu-Han commander, pursues Zhuge Liang's policies after Kongming's 
death in 234.
Kan Ze - Southland scholar, aids Huang Gai's false defection.
Kong Rong - Han scholar, opponent of Cao Cao at the Han court. As governor of 
Beihai, he aided Liu Bei.
Lady Cai - Liu Biao's second wife, sister of Cai Mao, mother of Liu Zong.
Lady Gan - Wife of Liu Bei and mother of Liu Shan.
Lady Mi - Sister of Mi Zhu and wife of Liu Bei, commits suicide to save Liu 
Shan.
Lady Sun - Sister of Sun Quan, wife of Liu Bei. A lady of weaponry.
Lady Wu - Sister of Sun Ce's late wife, counselor to Sun Quan.
Liao Hua - A commander in Liu Bei's army.
Liu Bei (Xuande) - A descendant of the emperor of the Han dynasty, the poor Liu 

Bei and his brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei are tried to find a way to revive the
 
Han Dynasty. Founder of the kingdom of Shu (Riverlands), posthumously First 
Ruler of the Shu-Han Dynasty.
Liu Biao - Protector of Jingzhou, gives Liu Bei refuge. Father of Qi and Zong 
and husband of Lady Cai.
Liu Feng - Adopted son of Liu Bei. Disliked by Guan Yu.
Liu Qi - First son of Liu Biao, first heir of Jingzhou.
Liu Shan (Ah Dou) - Son of Liu Bei, Second Emperor of Shu-Han (r. AD 223-263). 
Called the Latter Ruler.
Liu Zhang - Protector of the Riverlands before Liu Bei's arrival.
Liu Zong - Actual heir of Jingzhou, son of Liu Biao and Lady Cai, killed by Cao 

Cao.
Lu Bu - A mighty warrior. There is an old saying that goes, "Among Horses, Red 
Hare, Among Men, Lu Bu." He was never defeated in a duel. He was an adopted 
son of Ding Yuan but later on, he killed Ding Yuan to join Dong Zhuo. His 
death came when his followers finally rebelled against him and Cao Cao 
captured him. Companion of Dong Zhuo, suitor of Diao Chan.
Lu Meng - Southland commander who captures and executes Guan Yu.
Lu Su - Southland advisor sympathetic to Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang.
Lu Xun - Southland commander who foils Liu Bei's invasion.
Lu Zhi - Imperial Corps commander serving Emperor Ling.
Ma Chao - Son of Ma Teng, Tiger Warrior of Shu, warrior of the northwest.
Ma Teng - One of the original oath-takers against Cao Cao, warrior of the 
northwest.
Mi Zhu - Patron and father-in-law of Liu Bei.
Pang Tong - A brilliant strategist, he was known as Young Phoenix. He was one of
 
the two strategists that Sima Hui suggested to Liu Bei. He died during the 
conquering of the West River in a place called Fallen Phoenix.
Shan Fu - Taoist name of Xu Shu, military advisor of Liu Bei.
Sima Yi - A very-intelligent strategist, he was on par with Zhuge Liang in terms
 
of strategy and he and his generation eventually usurped the Wei kingdom and 
created the Jin Dynasty. Because of Zhuge Liang, he didn't really show his true 

colors, but when Zhuge Liang died, he won one battle after another and became 
feared by friend and foe alike.
Sun Ce - Southland warrior, son of Sun Jian and brother of Sun Quan.
Sun Jian - The descendant of the legendary Sun Tzu, writer of "The Art of War". 
 
His sons created the Wu Kingdom. He died under the plot of Liu Biao, who 
ambushed him because he carried the hereditary seal and a boulder crushed him.
Sun Qian - High assistant of Liu Bei.
Sun Quan - King, then Emperor of Wu (r. AD 222-252).
Taishi Ci - Rival, then friend, of Sun Ce. A great warrior who died under a 
plot.
Tao Qian - Protector of Xuzhou, abdicates to Liu Bei because of his age.
Wang Yun - Senior counselor of the Han Court, uses Diaochan in a plot against 
Dong Zhuo.
Xiahou Dun - Warrior and close companion of Cao Cao.
Xiahou Yuan - Warrior, cousin of Xiahou Dun. Killed by Huang Zhong.
Xu Huang - Commander under Cao Cao, trained by Guan Yu.
Xu Jing - Official in Liu Zhang's court.
Xun You - Relative and ally of Xun Wenruo.
Xun Yu (Wenruo) - Advisor of Cao Cao, opposes his steps toward usurpation.
Yang Yi - Zhuge Liang's successor as directing general of the Riverlands.
Yi Ji - Aide to Liu Bei.
Yu Jin - General in Cao Cao's army.
Yuan Shao - A fearsome ruler, he used to serve under He Jin during the Han 
Dynasty. Later, He Jin was killed and he joined the alliance to defeat Dong Zhuo
 
and became the leader of the alliance. He also led the confederation against Cao
 
Cao and ruled northeastern china until his defeat by Cao Cao in the battle of 
Guandu in AD 200.
Yuan Shu - Early pretender to the throne, brother of Yuan Shao.
Yue Jin - General in Cao Cao's army.
Zhang Bao - Zhang Fei's son, oath brother to Guan Xing.
Zhang Fei (Yide) - Third oath brother, warrior wielding the serpent blade.
Zhang He - General in Cao Cao's army. One of the Tiger Warriors of Wei.
Zhang Song - Riverlands emissary spurned by Cao Cao, invites Liu Bei to enter 
his kingdom.
Zhang Zhao - Advisor to Sun Quan, leader of peace faction.
Zhao Yun (Zilong) - Companion of Liu Bei and Tiger Warrior of Shu.
Zhou Yu - One of the only four advisors Wu ever had. He died young while 
continuously trying to kill Zhuge Liang. He was the brother-in-law of Sun Ce and
 
was one of the two Sun Ce told Sun Quan (Other was Zhang Zhao) to seek help 
from. Leader of War Faction.
Zhuge Jin - Older brother of Zhuge Liang, vassal to Sun Quan.
Zhuge Liang (Kong Ming) - A brilliant strategist, he was also known as the 
Crouching/Hidden/Sleeping Dragon. He was one of the two strategist that Sima Hui
 
suggested and he said, "If you are able to recruit at least one of the two, then
 
you will be able to obtain world peace." He used a lot of brilliant strategies 
during his lifetime like borrowing arrows from Cao Cao and the Red Wall ambushes
 
he laid. He also had enemies and rivals, and some of them include Zhou Yu and 
Sima Yi. Chief advisor of Liu Bei, directing instructor of the Riverlands.

3.5 Officers

This is a list of all the officers that can become a advisor, civil officer, 
and/or marshal in the game. This also includes rulers. This is very long so bare
 
with me as I try to finish this list. Thanks to jeffheng and kerrichan for parts
 
of this list.

This is the format for the officers:

Name        Lead Pow Int Pol Chr

Cai Mao      85  72  68  74  55
Cao Cao      99  88  92  98  98
Cao Hong     76  75  45  42  70
Cao Pi       76  75  64  80  77
Cao Ren      79  83  61  58  68
Cao Zhang    81  94  41  38  70
Cao Zhen     79  71  61  50  72
Cao Zhi      20  14  89  75  82
Chen Gong    83  59  84  85  67
Chen Qun     71  48  91  90  74
Cheng Tai    67  80  78  69  69
Cheng Pu     85  68  82  72  86
Cheng Yu     82  25  91  80  74
Deng Ai      93  85  93  81  75
Dian Wei     74  97  33  20  56
Dong Cheng   79  72  56  44  80
Dong Yun     67  18  85  87  70
Dong Zhuo    78  89  55  47  46
Du Yu        84  86  82  71  79
Duo Si       77  85  31  35  42
Gan Ning     86  92  60  44  65
Fa Zheng     74  45  84  87  80
Fei Wei      38  17  75  88  82
Gongsun Du   78  77  61  54  73
Gongsun Zan  67  81  67  66  59
Guan Ping    79  81  72  55  74
Guan Suo     85  86  70  50  72
Guan Xing    78  85  68  57  70
Guan Yu     100  98  82  65  96
Guanqiu Jian 75  79  50  47  52
Guo Huai     79  72  67  65  54
Guo Jia      42  27  99  92  89
Guo Youzhi   40  32  74  85  70
Han Song     28  37  70  86  55
Hao Zhao     87  84  83  80  84
Hua Xiong    86  89  27  29  44
Huang Gai    83  85  68  47  82
Huang Zhong  93  97  67  65  88
Ji Ling      72  80  34  29  49
Jia Xu(e)    75  30  96  93  67
Jiang Wan    74  61  85  93  83
Jiang Wei    89  91  95  86  85
Ju Shou      78  53  87  88  80
Kuai Yue     29  31  79  85  63
Lei Tong     78  86  45  32  54
Li Ru        67  20  90  84  44
Lin Cao      72  83  23  14  50
Ling Tong    70  81  58  56  62
Li Yan       76  86  80  44  72
Liu Bei      60  72  76  85  99
Liu Chan     20  13  17  36  70
Liu Yan      36  42  72  82  84
Liu Zhang    48  53  50  63  82
Lu Bu        78 100  30  13  40
Lu Kai       51  30  71  85  74
Lu Kang      94  72  80  72  85
Lu Meng      92  85  90  62  87
Lu Su        80  57  92  95  90
Lu Xun       96  79  97  87  95
Lu Zhi       86  66  82  70  83
Ma Chao      86  99  43  31  70
Ma Chong     72  37  81  69  92
Ma Dai       77  83  47  39  73
Ma Liang     72  41  85  94  87
Ma Su        72  69  85  68  69
Ma Teng      88  93  54  46  87
Meng Huo     81  90  42  24  57
Meng You     70  82  19  14  28
Niou Jin     70  82  36  25  59
Pang De      82  96  71  35  70
Pang Tong    90  60  98  86  83
Quan Zong    72  82  68  36  73
Shamoke      70  91  23  17  43
Sima Lang    24  38  67  86  51
Sima Shi     81  66  90  83  74
Sima Yan     92  85  74  55  72
Sima Yi      98  61  99  91  81
Sima Zhao    79  65  86  87  71
Sun Ce       95  93  85  69  92
Sun Jian     95  92  83  68  91
Sun Qian     33  41  70  74  90
Sun Quan     89  82  87  73  97
Sun Yi       72  79  44  35  45
Taishi Ci    82  95  65  49  70
Tian Feng    84  44  92  82  74
Wang Can     29  26  82  85  69
Wang Jun     86  83  79  72  82
Wang Lei     25  27  82  91  77
Wang Pin     80  75  67  55  78
Wang Shuang  72  90  24  23  34
Wang Yun     57  39  69  85  67
Wei Yan      80  94  45  35  41
Wen Chou     85  96  20  12  57
Wen Pin      77  84  23  15  56
Wen Qin      74  81  39  36  55
Wen Yang     73  81  41  40  56
Wu Lan       82  88  44  43  55
Wu Tugu      71  84  13  09  24
Wu Yi        79  76  74  79  75
Xia Chong    53  29  90  81  61
Xiahou Ba    83  89  68  72  73
Xiahou Dun   94  96  62  56  78
Xiahou Hui   80  71  80  78  73
Xiahou Wei   74  79  71  64  73
Xiahou Xuan  31  33  75  94  76
Xiahou Yuan  90  92  57  56  78
Xu Chu       83  97  26  16  68
Xu Huang     84  91  48  37  61
Xu Sheng     83  80  83  70  78
Xu Shu       87  67  96  88  84
Xun You      60  38  94  91  80
Xun Yu       64  35  97  90  84
Yan Liang    86  93  34  23  55
Yan Yan      87  86  72  69  78
Yin Mo       23  20  72  90  36
Yu Jin       77  74  51  48  60
Yuan Hu      90  73  80  78  85
Yuan Shao    75  80  72  52  80
Yuan Shu     78  63  67  61  55
Yang Xiu     32  26  93  83  50
Zhan Yi      79  73  61  55  69
Zhang Bao    80  90  40  37  55
Zhang Fei    79  99  39  22  39
Zhang He     88  93  61  54  62
Zhang Hong   27  19  87  96  84
Zhang Liao   91  90  82  69  85
Zhang Lu     77  69  81  67  91
Zhang Ren    88  87  70  52  76
Zhang Song   32  35  85  92  77
Zhang Zhao   37  23  88  98  83
Zhao Yun     96  98  85  80  95
Zhong Hui    84  73  95  87  78
Zhou Cang    63  85  29  36  59
Zhou Tai     78  84  50  54  67
Zhou Yu      97  78  98  89  97
Zhu Huan     81  83  77  67  81
Zhuge Dan    74  82  71  59  84
Zhuge Jin    56  47  89  90  94
Zhuge Liang  97  55 100  96  96
Zhuge Luo    68  50  91  83  76

3.6 Visiting Travelers

These are the different visitors that come from city to city.

Sima Shi - Teaches you talents.
Xu Zi Jiang - Teaches you talents.
Zuo Ci - Gives you the Supreme Book of Magic.
Gan Ji - Gives you the Secret Book of Healing.
Guan Lu - Lengthens your life.
Pu Jing - Lengthens your life.
Hua Tuo - Gives you the Medical Book of Hua Tuo and heals officers.
Ma Diao - Increases the technology level of your city.

If these people didn't give you those, then they give you info on a city, 
general, or item.

Thank you Duelmaster514 for telling me about the Visit section that I missed and
 
letting me use yours.

3.7 Really Good Characters

This is a list of the most famous officers of the Three Kingdoms period.

Cao Cao
Deng Ai
Dong Cheng
Dong Zhuo
Gongsun Zan
Guan Yu
Guo Jia
Huang Zhong
Jiang Wei
Li Ru
Liu Bei
Liu Shan
Lu Bu
Lu Xun
Ma Chao
Ma Teng
Meng Huo
Pang Tong
Sima Yan
Sima Yi
Sima Zhao
Sun Ce
Sun Jian
Sun Qian
Sun Quan
Taishi Ci
Wang Shuang
Wei Yan
Xiahou Dun
Xiahou Yuan
Xu Chu
Xu Huang
Xu Shu
Yan Yan
Zhang Fei
Zhang He
Zhang Liao
Zhang Zhao
Zhao Yun
Zhou Yu
Zhuge Jin
Zhuge Liang

4. Options and Descriptions

This section is to tell of all the commands on the menu and what it does. It 
also shows the skills that each character can have.

4.1 Menu Options

Army Option

Move - Moves officers to a vassal city or an unclaimed city next to the city you
 
are in.
Send - Transports supplies to cities under your rule.
War - Attack a neighbor city.
Draft - Draft people from your city. This will be more effective with officers 
that have higher charm.
Train - Train your soldiers with up to 10 officers, how well you train depends 
on the lead and power of your officer(s).
Build - An officer with the build skill will build weapons. This depends on your
 
technology level and the political ability of your officer, the higher the 
political ability, the shorter and cheaper it will take to build the weapon.
Spy - Send a spy to gather information. The officer must have spying skills.

Staff Option

Search - Search and recruit a free officer or look for items. Your officer must 

be able to recruit (have recruit skill).
Recruit - Recruit a free or enemy officer. It is free if you recruit a free 
officer and you can give 1000 gold to try to get the enemy officer to your side.
 
Can only recruit free officers from the city your in and enemy officers from 
neighboring cities.
Reward - Rewards officers with up to 100 gold or an item to increase their 
loyalty.
Give - Gives food to the people of your city to increase the public support.

City Option

Farm - Increases farmland to get more provision.
Dam - Increases dams.
Economy - Increases the strength of the economy to get more gold.
Technology - Increases the technology in your city to build more advance 
weapons.

Market Option:

F. Sell - Sell provisions, the higher the political skills, the more gold you 
will get.
F. Buy - Buy provisions, the higher the political skills, the cheaper the 
provisions.
X-Bow - Buy crossbows, the higher the political skills, the cheaper the 
crossbow.
Str X - Buy strong crossbows, the higher the political skills, the cheaper the 
strong crossbow.
Horse - Buy horses (in hundreds), the higher the political skills, the cheaper 
the horses.

Plot Option

Hide - Hide an officer inside an enemy city. Must be an officer with loyalty 
above or equal to 95.
Bribe - Bribe an officer to switch sides in battle, how effective it will work 
depends on the bribing officer's intelligence and charm.
Rebel - Ask an enemy governor to revolt. The governor will become an independent
 
ruler. How effective it will work depends on the officer's intelligence and 
charm.
Gossip - Spread gossip about an enemy ruler. How effective it will work depends 

on the officer's intelligence and charm.
Arson - Set an enemy city on fire to burn the armory and/or granary. How 
effective it will work depends on the officer's intelligence and power.
Snoop - Order an officer to scope out an enemy city and steal their technology 
to help your city out.

Foreign Option

Ally - Ask a ruler to become your ally for up to 5 years.
Joint - Ask an ally to attack an enemy. The agreement is valid for 3 months.
Gift - Send gifts to other rulers or tribes.
Threat - Advise another ruler to surrender.
Revoke - Break an alliance, decreases your officers' loyalty, soldiers' spirit, 

and public support of the people.
Swap - Ask to exchange POW for cash or another prisoner.

Ruler Option

Delg - Delegate or regain control of your vassal cities.
Assign - Appoint an officer to a new rank.
Punish - Punish an officer by a) demoting him from his advisor, civil officer, 
or marshal position, b) fire him, c)confiscating an item from the officer. A and
 
C decreases loyalty and B makes him/her go away.
Exile - Leave the city and your belongings depart on a wandering journey. You 
may only take the officers in your hometown with you.
Home - Select your home city to command.
Vassal - Select a vassal city to command. Cities are in a fixed order.

Info Option

Officer - View information on all your officers.
Vassal - View information on all your vassal cities.
City - View city information for any city. The --- will sometimes be removed for
 
an enemy city if you spied on that city.
Event - View the cities where an unexpected event has occurred. The possible 
events are:
  Locust - (Spring, Summer, Fall) Destroys crops, lowers farm and public 
support.
  Plague - (All) Kills soldiers and people, lowers public support.
  Flood - (Summer) Destroys crops, supplies, farm, dam, economy, and tech. 
Lowers public support.
  Typhoon - (Summer) Destroys crops, supplies, farm, dam, economy, and tech. 
Lowers public support.
  Rich Harvest - (Fall) The provision that the city was planned to get doubles.
  Scarce Harvest - (Fall) The provision that the city was planned to get is cut 

in half.
  Revolt - (All, public support < 60), lowers public support, population, and 
soldiers.

Report - Hear reports form soldiers and officers on how orders are being 
executed.

Advice Option

Seek advice from your officers or travelers in your city.

Advice - Ask your officers for advice.

Visit - Visit travelers in the city and hear their advice. These travelers can 
be:

Sima Shi - Teaches you talents.
Xu Zi Jiang - Teaches you talents.
Zuo Ci - Gives you the Supreme Book of Magic.
Gan Ji - Gives you the Secret Book of Healing.
Guan Lu - Lengthens your life.
Pu Jing - Lengthens your life.
Hua Tuo - Gives you the Medical Book of Hua Tuo and heals officers.
Ma Diao - Increases the technology level of your city.

If these people didn't give you those, then they give you info on a city, 
general, or item.

Thank you Duelmaster514 for telling me about the Visit section that I missed and
 
letting me use his.

Map Option

Change to the main map and selects cities to command or view information.

4.2 Character Menu

  Name - The name of the character.
  Position/Rank - The position of the character (Emperor, ruler, governor, 
advisor, civil officer, marshal, or general)
  Task - The task that an officer performs for the month.
  Duty - What the officer is doing to improve the city (tech, farm, etc.)
  Age - How old the officer is.
  Loyalty - How loyal the officer is.
  Tenure - How many years this officer has served you (adds on every time a new 

year starts).
  Lead - How well the officer can lead his army.
  Power - How much strength an officer has in a duel.
  Charm - How well he is liked by the people.
  Politic - How well he is in politics.
  Intel - How much knowledge an officer has.
  Health - The condition of the officer.

Talent:

Foreign - Ability to use foreign commands.
Spy - Ability to spy on different territories.
Recruit - Ability to search and recruit officers.
Build - Ability to build weapons.
Bribe - Ability to bribe an enemy officer.
Rebel - Ability to ask an enemy governor to rebel on his ruler and become an 
independent ruler.
Gossip - Ability to gossip about rulers.
Arson - Ability to set cities on fire to destroy their armory and/or granary.
Snoop - Ability to snoop in other cities to increase your city's technology, 
economy, farmland, or dams.
Infantry - Advantage if controlling infantry units.
Cavalry - Advantage if controlling cavalry units.
Archery - Advantage if controlling archery units.
Naval - Advantage if controlling naval units.
Fire - Ability to create a fire in battle.
Boulder - Ability to throw boulders in battle. (18% Damage)
Provoke - Ability to confuse enemy units into attacking one another.
Weather - Ability to change the weather in battle (rain, thunderstorm, etc.).
Wind - Ability to change the direction of the wind in battle.
Chaos - Ability to confuse enemy units in battle so that they don't attacking.
Chain - In a naval battle, the ability to chain together ships.
Bolt - Ability to use lightning bolts in battle to harm enemy units (might harm 

yourself). (88% Damage)
Repair - Ability to repair the city gate in battle if it has been damaged.
Taunt - Ability to taunt enemy officers in battle.
Lies - Ability to tell lies in battle.

4.3 Screens

City Statistics Screen

Governor - The name of the governor.
Civil Officer - The name of the top civil officer.
Population - The number of people.
Farm - The development of farmland. (Max 200)
Dam - The development of dams. (Max 100)
Economy - The development of the economy. (Max 200)
Tech - The development of the technology. (Max 200)
Public Support - The popular support in the city. (Max 100)

Officers Screen

Advisor - The name of the top advisor.
Soldier - The number of hundred soldiers.
Train - The amount of training the soldiers have received. (Max 100)
Officer - The number of officers.
POW - The number of prisoners-of-war.
Spirit: The morale of the soldiers. (Max 100)
Free - The number of free officers.
Horses - The number of horses the city has. (Max 9999)

Possessions Screen

Ruler - The ruler of the city.
Gold - The amount of gold the city has that isn't used. (Max 50000)
Provisions - The amount of food the army has that isn't used. (Max 50000)
X-Bow - The number of crossbows in the city. (Max 9999)
Str X - The number of strong crossbows in the city. (Max 9999)
Auto X - The number of auto crossbows. (Max 9999)
Ram - The number of battering rams. (Max 99)
Catapult - The number of catapults. (Max 99)

Budget Screen

Amnt - The amount of gold and food in your city.
Gain - The projected amount of income in January and July.
Loss - The projected amount of expenses in January and July.
Net - The projected amount of gold and food you will have after collecting taxes
 
in January and July. Green numbers are gains, red are loses.

5. Items

This section shows all the possible items in the game and what it does if it was
 
real. Fake items add the power too.

Hereditary Seal- Lead and Charm 100 (Ruler Only)

Weapons

Ancestral Sword - Power +3
Black Dragon - Power +6
Cobra - Power +5
Giant Axe - Power +4
Luminous Sword - Power +9
Lunar Spear - Power +7
Serpent Spear - Power +3
Shooting Star - Power +3
Spear of Evil - Power +3
Spear of Mortal Thorns - Power +3
Spear of the Eclipse Power +4
Sword of Fate - Power +2
Sword of the Seven Stars - Power +8
Sword of Trust - Power +10

Books

The Medical Book of Hua Tuo - Recovery of Illness/Injury (Ruler Only)
The New Treatise of Meng De - Intel +3/ Politic +5
The Secret Book of Healing - Recovery of Illness/Injury (Ruler Only)
The Supreme Book of Magic - Intel +2/ learn Weather skill
The War Manual of Sun Tzu - Intel +5/ Politic +8
The Way of Peace - Intel +2/ learn Wind skill

Horses

Grey Lightning - Increase Ability to Flee
Red Hare - Increase Ability to Flee. Red Hare is the best horse.
Stallion of Fierce Winds - Increase Ability to Flee

6. FAQ

Q. How come when I give a general both the Sword of Trust and Lunar Spear, it 
only increases the power by 10? 

A. It only uses one weapon, and since the sword of trust is stronger, it gets 
that power up.

Q. Why wouldn't [insert name here] join me?

A. Because you're playing in Historical Mode and the officers won't join you 
because he had a strong disliking towards you in Three Kingdoms. (Zhang Fei and 

Cao Cao)

Q. When will you update it?

A. Once per 2 months if I have time to update.


7. Copyright, Credits and Thanks

I would like to thank the following:

-     GameFAQs for posting this on their web site.
-     KOEI company for producing this game.
-     "Jeffheng" for letting me use his character section (found on the message 

board) and also for translating part of the characters stats.
-     George Lu "Duelmaster514" for finding some mistakes and letting me use his
 
visiting section and character profiles.
-     James from Kongming's Archives for putting this FAQ on his website.
-     Jonathan Wu for letting me put up his chronology section found at 
Kongming's Archives.
-     Kia Kelley "Kerrichan" for letting me put some stuff in my FAQ, including 

his officers list, a great help from my old one.
-     "Conine" for finding errors in this FAQ.
-     Luo Guanzhong for writing the book Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the 
bases of this game.
-     Moss Roberts for translating the book.

You may distribute this guide, save it on your computer, print it out. If you 
want to put it on your website, e-mail me at thedavidxu@yahoo.com first. If I 
find it at a site that was not mentioned about in the FAQ, I will take legal 
actions! In other words, I hope you like a jail cell and have lots of money. You
 
may distribute it, print it out, and put it on your website after asking me via 

email. You may NOT sell it, publish it in any way, shape or form, take credit 
for it, modify it, and/or make any kind of profit off of it.




This document is Copyright 2002-2003 David Xu (thedavidxu@yahoo.com)





The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide.

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