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Ahuinan ; Lived AD ?–225
Served and executed by Meng Huo. Marshal of the Third Cave. Captured by Zhang Yi.
Appearances: 87, 88
Bao Long; Lived AD ?–209
Served Zhao Fan. Fell two tigers with a few arrows. Executed by Zhao Yun.
Appearances: 52
Bao Zhong; Lived AD ?–190
Served Bao Xin, his brother. Died in battle with Hua Xiong.
Appearances: 5
Bei Yan; Lived AD ?–238
Served Gongsun Yuan. Defeated by Sima Yi. In novel, fell in a duel against Xiahou Ba.
Appearances: 106
Bian Rang (Wenli); Lived AD ?–195
Governor of Jiujiang. Killed by Xiahou Dun reinforcing Tao Qian against Cao Cao.
Appearances: 10, 22
Cai Yong (Bojie); Lived AD c.135–192
Advised Emperor Ling’s court. Hated the eunuchs. Died honoring Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 1, 3, 4, 9, 29, 40, 71
Cao Jie (Yuanwei); Lived AD ?–181
The Chief of the Ten Regular Attendants under Emperors Huan and Ling of Han.
Appearances: 1, 3
Cao Teng (Jixing); Lifespan Unknown
Adopted Cao Song (formerly Xiahou), father of Cao Cao, into the Cao family. Eunuch.
Appearances: 1, 22
Cao Xing; Lived ?–196
Slain by Xiahou Dun in battle, who lost an eye to the archery of this man.
Appearances: 11, 12, 18
Ce Xian; Lifespan Unlisted
Xiongnu, he married Cai Yan after his tribe attacked Chang An.
Appearances: 33
Cen Bi; Lived AD ?–203
Tried to taunt Yuan Shang into a duel but got Lü Kuang instead and was soon killed.
Appearances: 32
Cen Zhi (Gongxiao); Lifespan Unknown
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. From Nanyang.
Appearances: 6
Chen Dan (Hangong); Lived AD ?–185
Loyal Minister that, due to slander by the eunuchs, was arrested and died in jail.
Appearances: 2
Chen Fan; Lived ?–168
Served Emperor Ling of Han as Imperial Guardian. Died opposing the eunuchs.
Appearances: 1, 2
Chen Heng; Lived AD ?–195
Van leader with Xue Li under Liu Yao. Shot by Jiang Qin when ambushed by Sun Ce.
Appearances: 15
Chen Ji; Lived AD ?–197
Served Yuan Shu guarding Shouchun, but died after his defeat there by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 17
Chen Jiu; Lived AD ?–208
Chief Controller, led Huang Zu’s navy but was killed by Lü Meng.
Appearances: 38
Chen Lan; Lived AD ?–209
Serves Yuan Shu, then later joined the Songshan Bandits with Lei Bo.
Appearances: 1517, 21
Chen Sheng; Lived AD ?–191
Rode out aid the exhausted Zhang Hu but was shot in the face by Sun Jian.
Appearances: 7
Chen Sun; Lived AD ?–207
Began pillaging the people of Jiangxia. Zhang Fei killed him in one blow.
Appearances: 34
Chen Wei; Lifespan Unknown
Served Han as High Minister. Advisor to Li Ying. Mocked in jest by young Kong Rong.
Appearances: 11
Chen Xiang (Zhonglin); Lifespan Unknown
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. From Runan.
Appearances: 6
Chen Ying; Lived ?–209
Officer of Zhao Fan. Fought with Zhao Yun, but was later executed by him.
Appearances: 52
Chen Yuan; Lifespan Unknown
Officer of Yang Hu, advised against drinking wine sent by Lu Kang.
Appearances: 120
Cheng Kuang; Lived ?–189
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Killed by Yuan Shao and Cao Cao.
Appearances: 1, 3
Cheng Lian; Lived AD ?–198
General noted for his courage under Lü Bu. In novel, killed by Yue Jin.
Appearances: 11, 12
Cheng Yi; Lived ?–211
One of Han Sui’s Eight Knights. Attacked Chang’an with Ma Chao. Killed by Xiahou Yuan.
Appearances: 58
Cheng Yuanzhi; Lived ?–184
Served Yellow Scarves as a chieftain. Killed by Guan Yu.
Appearances: 1
Chong Fu (Yingbo); Lived AD ?–191
Served Han as Minister of Ritual. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si’s troops.
Appearances: 9
Chong Ji; Lived AD ?–201
Served Han as Changshui Commandant. Friend of Dong Cheng. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 20, 21, 23, 24
Chong Shao (Shenfu); Lived ?–194
Han Court Counsellor. Helped Ma Teng and Han Sui. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si.
Appearances: 10
Chunyu Qiong (Zhongjian); Lived AD 146–200
Served Yuan Shao. Mutilated by Cao Cao after failing Yuan Shao at Guandu.
Appearances: 3, 22, 30
Cui Lie (Weikao); Lived AD ?–191
Commandant of the Capital Gates. Cui Yi’s brother. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si’s troops.
Appearances: 3, 9
Cui Yi; Lifespan Unknown
Served Han under Emperor Ling. Cui Lie’s brother.
Appearances: 3
Cui Yong; Lifespan Unknown
Served Guo Si. Killed by Xu Huang after taunting Yang Feng.
Appearances: 13
Cui Jun (Zhouping); Lifespan Unknown
One of Zhuge Liang’s close childhood friends. Friend of Xu Shu as well. From Boling.
Appearances: 37, 113
Dailaidongzhu ; Lifespan Unknown
Younger brother of Zhurong. Participated in the battle against Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 90
Deng Long; Lifespan Unlisted
Attempted to attack Zhou Yu at Chaisang, Deng Long was defeated and captured.
Appearances: 38
Deng Mao; Lived ?–184
Served Yellow Scarves under Cheng Yuanzhi. Killed by Zhang Fei.
Appearances: 1
Deng Yu (Zhonghua); Lived 2–58
Han Dynasty general and statesman. Major contributor to Emperor Guangwu’s effort to reestablish the Han.
Appearances: 43, 85, 106
Diaochan [Sable Cicada]; Lived AD c.173/6–?
Wang Yun’s adopted daughter. Helped to kill Dong Zhuo. Fictional.
Appearances: 8, 9, 16, 19
Ding Guan; Lifespan Unknown
Served Han as Imperial Secretary. Opposed Dong Zhuo’s change of Emperors.
Appearances: 4
Ding Yuan (Jianyang); Lived AD ?–189
An excellent horseman and archer, assassinated by Lü Bu on Dong Zhuo’s orders.
Appearances: 3
Dong Chong; Lived AD ?–189
Served Han as General of the Flying Cavalry. Lady Dong’s brother.
Appearances: 2
Dong Huang; Lived AD ?–192
Privy Counsellor under Dong Zhuo. Dong Zhuo’s nephew. Killed by Huangfu Song.
Appearances: 8, 9
Dong Min (Shuyin); Lived AD ?–192
Served Dong Zhuo as Lord of Hu. Dong Zhuo’s brother. Killed by Huangfu Song.
Appearances: 3, 8, 9
Dong Zhuo (Zhongying); Lived AD ?–192
Siezed control of Luoyang and the Han government before being killed by Lü Bu.
Appearances: 18, 9, 1011, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24, 30, 33, 38, 44, 56, 73, 93, 109, 120
Dongtuna ; Lifespan Unknown
Fought against Zhao Yun and Wei Yan. Captured by Zhang Ni.
Appearances: 87, 88
Dou Wu; Lived ?–168
Served Emperor Ling of Han as Regent-Marshal. Died opposing the eunuchs.
Appearances: 1, 2
Du Yuan; Lived AD ?–200
Found Liu Bei’s wives but when he refused to let them go, Liao Hua killed him.
Appearances: 27
Duan Gui (Ziyin); Lived AD ?–189
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Killed by Min Gong searching for Emperor Ling.
Appearances: 1, 2, 3
Ehe Shaoge; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent with Chen Tai, he was tricked and fell into a pit. Committed suicide.
Appearances: 109
Emperor Guangwu [Liu Xiu]; Lived 5 BC–AD 57
Emperor Guangwu restored the Han Dynasty in AD 25, making him the first Emperor of the Later Han.
Appearances: 1, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15, 29, 37, 38, 80, 120
Emperor Huan [Liu Zhi]; Lived AD 132–168
Emperor Huan of the Han. Destroyed the Liang family, but empowered the eunuchs.
Appearances: 1, 22, 27, 31, 37, 57, 93
Emperor Ling [Liu Hong]; Lived AD 156–189
Emperor Ling of Han (AD 156–189). Ruled through the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
Appearances: 1, 2, 4, 36, 37, 57, 93
Emperor Shao [Liu Bian]; Lived AD 173–190
Emperor Shao of Han (AD 189). Deposed and poisoned by Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 24, 6
Emperor Xian [Liu Xie] (Bohe); Lived AD 181–234
Son of Emperor Ling. Reigned AD 189–220. Forced to abdicate by Cao Pi.
Appearances: 14, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 2026, 31, 33, 34, 38, 54, 56, 57, 59, 66, 68, 69, 73, 79, 80, 115
Empress Dowager Dong; Lived AD ?–189
Of poor background, encouraged Ling to sell ranks. Lost to He family in political clash.
Appearances: 2, 3, 4
Empress Feng; Lifespan Unlisted
Yuan Shu’s fondness for her ended with her murdered by the other wives.
Appearances: 17
Empress Fu Shou; Lived AD ?–214
Wife of Emperor Xian. From Langya. Daughter of Fu Wan. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 20, 24, 66, 78
Empress He; Lived AD c.160–189
Emperor Shao’s mother. He Jin’s half-sister. Died of grief or through suicide.
Appearances: 24
Lady Wuyang; Lived AD ?–189
Mother to He Miao, He Jin’s brother. Killed by Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 2
Fan Chou; Lived AD c.135–192
Controlled the Han court alongside Li Jue and Guo Si. A brave general, killed by Li Jue.
Appearances: 3, 5, 9, 10
Fan Kang (Zhongzhen); Lifespan Unknown
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. From Bohai.
Appearances: 6
Fan Neng; Lifespan Unknown
Served Liu Yao. Died after Sun Ce shouted at him in battle.
Appearances: 15
Fan Pang (Mengbo); Lived AD 137–169
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. From Runan.
Appearances: 6
Fang Yue; Lived ?–190
A famous officer from Henei, he served Wang Kuang. Killed by Lü Bu.
Appearances: 5
Feng Dan (Shaozhou); Lived ?–286
Close to Sima Yan and part of Jia Chong’s clique. Opposed Yang Hu’s proposal to attack Wu.
Appearances: 120
Feng Fang; Lifespan Unknown
Father of Yuan Shu’s wife, a Han offical willing to slander those that excluded him.
Appearances: 17
Feng Ji (Yuantu); Lived AD c.153–203
Vassal of Yuan Shao. Supported Yuan Shang as Shao’s successor.
Appearances: 7, 22, 30, 31, 32
Feng Xu; Lived AD ?–184
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. An agent of Zhang Jue of the Yellow Scarves.
Appearances: 1, 2
Fu De; Lifespan Unlisted
Brother of Empress Fu, carried her into a boat when they attempted to escape Li Jue.
Appearances: 13
Fu Wan; Lived AD ?–209
Married a Princess, took a lesser position in Cao Cao’s court.
Appearances: 20, 78
Gan Ji; Lived ?–200
A Taoist priest. In the novel, sent to execution by Sun Ce and said to have cursed him to death.
Appearances: 29
Gao Gan (Yuancai); Lived AD ?–206
Nephew of Yuan Shao. Defeated Li Dian and Yue Jin at Huguan Pass.
Appearances: 31, 32, 33
Gao Pei; Lived ?–211
Officer of Liu Zhang. Executed after an attempt to assassinate Liu Bei.
Appearances: 61, 62
Gao Sheng; Lived ?–184
Yellow Scarf officer. Fought with Liu Bei at Quyang, but was slain by Zhang Fei.
Appearances: 2
Gao Shun; Lived ?–198
Defeated Xiahou Dun. Caught and executed by Cao Cao at Xiapi.
Appearances: 11, 12, 1418, 19
Ge Yong; Lifespan Unlisted
Leader of the van, he was killed in the first encounter by Deng Ai.
Appearances: 110
Geng Wu (Wenwei); Lived AD ?–191
Opposed Han Fu’s plans to surrender, Yuan Shao had him executed.
Appearances: 7
Gong Jing; Lifespan Unknown
Imperial Protector of Qingzhou. Attacked by the Yellow Scarves. Supported by Liu Bei.
Appearances: 1
Gongsun Du (Shengji); Lived AD c.150–204
Established an independent government in Liaodong, expanding against several tribes.
Appearances: 33, 106
Gongsun Huang; Lived AD ?–238
Sent as hostage to Wei, warned of the likelihood of war. Executed when war did happen.
Appearances: 106
Gongsun Kang; Lived AD ?–c.220
Executed the Yuan sons, extended power in Korea and restored communication with Japan.
Appearances: 33, 106
Gongsun Yue; Lived AD ?–191
Assassinated by Yuan Shao after a diplomatic mission. Served as envoy to Yuan Shu.
Appearances: 7
Gongsun Zan (Bogu); Lived AD ?–199
Magistrate of Beiping. Fought Yuan Shao. Committed suicide with his family.
Appearances: 1, 2, 57, 11, 12, 18, 21, 22, 28, 31, 120
Guan Ding; Lifespan Unknown
Father of Guan Ping, housed Guan Yu while Sun Qian went to Yuan Shao.
Appearances: 28
Guan Hai; Lived ?–193
Former member of the Yellow Scarves. Besiged Beihai and was killed by Guan Yu.
Appearances: 11
Guan Ning (Youan); Lived AD 158–241
Former friend of Hua Xin. Tail of “The Dragon”, a group of scholars. Became a hermit.
Appearances: 66
Guan Ning; Lifespan Unknown
Brother of Guan Ping. Was a student when Guan Yu came to the farm.
Appearances: 28
Guo Chang; Lifespan Unlisted
Old man who sheltered Guan Yu from the storm. His son tried to steal Red Hare.
Appearances: 28
Guo En; Lifespan Unlisted
Murdered his aunt for some grain, he and his brothers were then made lame.
Appearances: 69
Guo Sheng; Lived ?–189
Warned close friend He Jin about Jian Shi’s plot. Killed by Yuan Shao and Cao Cao.
Appearances: 13
Guo Si (Duo); Lived AD 146–197
Served Dong Zhuo. Later took control of the imperial court with Li Jue.
Appearances: 3, 5, 6, 911, 13, 14, 17, 20, 57, 93, 112, 120
Guo Tu (Gongze); Lived AD ?–205
Vassal of Yuan Shao. Supported Yuan Tan as Shao’s successor.
Appearances: 22, 26, 28, 3032, 33
Han Fu (Wenjie); Lived AD 149–191
Surrendered to Yuan Shao but was abused. Fled to Zhang Miao and later committed suicide.
Appearances: 5, 7
Han Heng (Zipei); Lifespan Unlisted
Refused to join leader Chu in serving Cao Cao due to kindness received from the Yuans.
Appearances: 33
Han Meng; Lifespan Unlisted
Described as valiant, he tried to escort supplies to Guandu but was defeated.
Appearances: 22, 30
Han Rong; Lived Unlisted–
Sent as envoy to Yuan Shao by Dong Zhuo and then to Li Jue by Emperor Xian.
Appearances: 13
Han Song (Degao); Lived AD c.154–?
A tactician of Liu Biao, he served as one of Biao’s ministers.
Appearances: 23, 42
Han Xian; Lived AD 159–197
White Wave Rebel. Helped Emperor Xian. Served Yuan Shu, Lü Bu. Killed by Bei’s men.
Appearances: 13, 14, 17
Han Xun (Juzi); Lived AD ?–200
Cavalry officer at Wuchao, beheaded by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 30
Han Yin; Lived AD ?–196
Sent by Yuan Shu to Lü Bu as a messenger for marriage, and later executed.
Appearances: 16, 17
Han Zhong; Lived ?–184
A member of the Yellow Scarves. Fought with Zhu Jun and Liu Bei at Wan, but was killed.
Appearances: 2
Hao Meng; Lifespan Unknown
Served under Lü Bu. Helped fight Cao Cao at Puyang.
Appearances: 11, 12
He Jin (Suigao); Lived AD 135–189
Grand Administrator in the Han courts, but was assassinated by the eunuchs.
Appearances: 1, 2, 3, 4, 13 [p], 22, 120
He Man; Lived AD ?–196
Nicknamed ‘The Shooting Devil’ in novel. Yellow Scarves commander. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 12
He Meng; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Lü Bu’s. Rebelled, but was defeated by Gao Shun.
Appearances: 18, 19
He Miao; Lived AD 133–189
Empress He’s older half-brother. Later killed by Wu Kuang.
Appearances: 2, 3
He Yi; Lifespan Unknown
Yellow Scarves commander. Captured Runan after the Yellow Scarves rebellion.
Appearances: 12
He Yong (Boqiu); Lifespan Unknown
Recognised Cao Cao and Xun Yu as men who could deal with the troubles.
Appearances: 1, 2
Hou Cao; Lifespan Unlisted
Stole fifteen horses to sell to Liu Bei but was killed by Hou Cheng.
Appearances: 19
Hou Lan; Lived AD ?–172
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Tried to make off with Emperor Shao.
Appearances: 1, 3
Hu Cai; Lived AD ?–197
Bandit leader who helped the escaping Xian but was killed in battle.
Appearances: 13
Hu Che’er; Lifespan Unknown
Advisor to Niu Fu. He betrayed him and sided with Lü Bu, who executed him.
Appearances: 9
Hu Hua; Lifespan Unknown
Father of Hu Ban. Retired officer of the court under Emperor Huan. Met Guan Yu.
Appearances: 27, 73
Hu Juer; Lifespan Unlisted
Served Zhang Xiu. Stole Dian Wei’s weapons as part of Jia Xu’s plan to defeat Cao Cao.
Appearances: 16
Hu Miao; Lifespan Unknown
Privy counselor to Emperor Xian. Tried to calm an angry Huangfu Li to protect him.
Appearances: 13
Hu Zhen (Wencai); Lived AD 146–190
He led 5,000 men against Sun Jian but was killed by Cheng Pu after a few bouts.
Appearances: 5
Hua Tuo (Yuanhua); Lived AD 110–207
A famous doctor from the Three Kingdoms period. Killed trying to avoid treating Cao Cao.
Appearances: 15, 29, 75, 78
Hua Xiong; Lived AD ?–191
Brave general in service to Dong Zhuo. Died in battle with Sun Jian.
Appearances: 5
Huan Jia; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent by Hu Zun to attack fort, was run through by Ding Feng’s spear in a surprise attack.
Appearances: 108
Huang Chengyan; Lifespan Unknown
Father of Zhuge Liang’s wife. A prominent scholar of the Later Han Dynasty.
Appearances: 37, 84, 117
Huang Shao; Lived AD ?–196
Yellow Scarves commander. Served with He Yi and He Man. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 12
Huang Wan; Lived AD 141–192
Sacked for opposing Dong Zhuo’s moving the capital, aided Wang Yun’s plot.
Appearances: 6, 9
Huang Zu; Lived AD ?–208
Served under Liu Biao. Later killed by Gan Ning at Xiakou.
Appearances: 7, 8, 18, 23, 29, 38, 39
Huangfu Li; Lifespan Unknown
Served Emperor Xian. Charged with making peace between Li Jue and Guo Si.
Appearances: 13
Huangfu Song (Yizhen); Lived ?–195
Imperial Commander under Han. Fought heavily against the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
Appearances: 1, 2, 9
Ji Ling; Lived AD ?–199
Served under Yuan Shu. A fierce warrior who was killed by Zhang Fei.
Appearances: 1417, 21
Ji Ping; Lived AD ?–218
Court physician from Luoyang. Forced to commit suicide by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 23, 69, 78
Jian Shuo; Lived ?–189
One of the Ten Regular Attendants. Killed by fellow eunuch Guo Sheng.
Appearances: 1, 2
Jiang Qi (Yiqu); Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to reinforce Wuchao, he was surprised and cut down by Zhang Liao.
Appearances: 30
Jiang Yiqu; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Yuan Shao. Comforted Yuan Shao after his defeat at Guandu.
Appearances: 31
Jin Shang; Lived AD ?–197
Imperial Protector of Yangzhou. Executed after declining office from Yuan Shu.
Appearances: 17
Jinhuansanjie ; Lifespan Unknown
An officer of Meng Huo, he died fighting the Shu army during their attack.
Appearances: 87
Ju Gu; Lived AD ?–204
Maintained Handan. Defeated by Zhang Liao and shot while fleeing.
Appearances: 32
Ju Shou; Lived ?–200
Urged caution when attacking Cao Cao but was ignored and demoted.
Appearances: 7, 22, 2527, 30, 31, 32
King Cheliji; Lifespan Unknown
Fictional. King of Western Qiang. Ally of Cao Rui.
Appearances: 94
King Duosi; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Meng Huo. Said to be the wisest man in all of Nanman.
Appearances: 89, 90
King Kebineng; Lived AD ?–235
Unifier of the Xianbei tribe. Fought often with Wei until he was assassinated.
Appearances: 85
King Meng Huo; Lifespan Unknown
Ruled Nanman after Shamoke’s death. Captured and released seven times by Kongming.
Appearances: 8591
King Mulu; Lived ?–225
A Nanman chieftan. Initially drove back Zhuge Liang’s armies with his magic.
Appearances: 90
King Wutugu; Lived ?–225
Ruled the cave dwelling Wuguo Kingdom in south China. Twelve spans tall.
Appearances: 90
Kong Yu (Shiyuan); Lived AD ?–c.172
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. Scholar who took a moral line on when to serve.
Appearances: 6
Kong Zhou (Gongxu); Lifespan Unlisted
Known for his eloquent way of speaking. He joined alliance against Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 5
Kuai Liang (Zirou); Lifespan Unlisted
Adviser of Liu Biao. Came up with the plan that resulted in Sun Jian’s death.
Appearances: 68, 18, 23, 34
Lady Cao; Lifespan Unlisted
Dies early with no children.
Appearances: 16
Lady Chen; Lifespan Unlisted
Wife of Liu Biao and mother of Liu Qi.
Appearances: 34
Lady Dong; Lived AD c.102–192
In the novel, has bad dream and warns Dong Zhuo against going to capital.
Appearances: 9
Lady Dong; Lived AD ?–200
Arrested and executed due to her father’s plots against Cao Cao despite being pregnant.
Appearances: 24
Lady Jin; Lifespan Unlisted
Wife of Jin Yi, left at home during the revolt. Accidentally told Wang Bi that Jin Yi was leading revolt.
Appearances: 69
Lady Kai; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to split Li Jue and Guo Si up, she spread rumours that Guo Si was having an affair.
Appearances: 13
Lady Liu; Lifespan Unknown
Yuan Shao’s wife. Mother of Yuan Shang.
Appearances: 3033
Lady Qiong; Lifespan Unlisted
Slandered Li Jue and helped create a split between the two leaders.
Appearances: 13
Lady Tang Ji; Lived Unknown–
Favorite concubine of Liu Bian, danced for him as he died. Daughter of Tang Mao.
Appearances: 4
Lady Wang; Lived AD ?–181
Mother of Liu Xie (Emperor Xian). Concubine to Emperor Ling. Poisoned by Empress He.
Appearances: 2
Lady Yan; Lifespan Unlisted
Warns Lü Bu about attacking Cao Cao and points out problems in Chen Gong’s plan.
Appearances: 16, 19
Lady Yang; Lived AD ?–c.213
Admired Wang Yi so convinced Ma Chao to trust Zhao Ang. Ang’s revolt led to her death.
Appearances: 64
Lady Zhurong; Lifespan Unknown
Wife of King Meng Huo. Said to be descended from the Goddess of Fire.
Appearances: 90
Lady Zou; Lifespan Unknown
Former wife of Zhang Ji. Caught Cao Cao’s fancy while staying with Zhang Xiu.
Appearances: 16
Lei Bo; Lived 160–?
Serves Yuan Shu, then later leaves to join the Mt. Songshan Bandits with Chen Lan.
Appearances: 1517, 21
Lei Xu; Lifespan Unlisted
General of Zhang Xiu, aided in fight against Cao Cao.
Appearances: 17
Li Bie; Lifespan Unlisted
Nephew of Li Jue, fell out of his saddle at Li Xian’s death and was killed by Xu Chu.
Appearances: 14
Li Feng; Lived AD ?–197
Served Yuan Shu guarding Shouchun, but died after his defeat there by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 17
Li Feng; Lived ?–194
Served Lü Bu. Killed by Xu Chu after neglecting his post in Yanzhou.
Appearances: 11, 12
Li Gui; Lifespan Unlisted
Advised Liu Cong to hand over power to Liu Qi, rebuked Cai Mao for his actions.
Appearances: 40
Li Jue (Zhiran); Lived AD ?–198
Served Dong Zhuo. Later took control of the imperial court with Guo Si.
Appearances: 3, 5, 6, 911, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 57, 93, 112, 120
Li Meng; Lifespan Unlisted
Helped Li Jue take Chang’an but was later executed by Ma Teng.
Appearances: 9, 10
Li Ru; Lifespan Unlisted
Served Dong Zhuo as an advisor. Died with his lord’s ambitions.
Appearances: 38, 9
Li Su (Weigong); Lived AD ?–191
Using Red Hare and other gifts he persuaded Lü Bu to kill Ding Yuan and join Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 3, 5, 9
Li Xian; Lifespan Unknown
Nephew of Li Jue. Helped Li Jue smuggle out the Emperor. Killed by Xu Chu.
Appearances: 13, 14
Li Yiqi; Lifespan Unlisted
Immortal who warned Liu Bei what would happen should he attack Wu.
Appearances: 81
Li Ying; Lifespan Unlisted
Governor of Henan. Visited and impressed by a young Kong Rong.
Appearances: 11
Li Yue; Lifespan Unlisted
A noted bandit, he helped Xian escape Li Jue’s clutches but then abused his position.
Appearances: 13, 14
Liang Gang; Lived AD ?–197
Served Yuan Shu guarding Shouchun, but died after his defeat there by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 17
Liang Xing; Lived AD ?–212
One of Han Sui’s Eight Knights. Killed by Ma Chao in an attempt to protect Sui.
Appearances: 58, 59
Liu An; Lifespan Unlisted
Hunter who fed Liu Bei his wife when An was unable to find a meal for his guest.
Appearances: 19
Liu Biao (Jingsheng); Lived AD 142–208
Inspector of Jing province under the Han. Opposed the Sun family militarily.
Appearances: 68, 1519, 2123, 28, 29, 3136, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 5054, 56, 57, 61, 62, 68, 93, 120
Liu Bin; Lifespan Unlisted
Governor who tested out Guan Lu’s ability, asking him what was in the box.
Appearances: 69
Liu Dai (Gongshan); Lived AD 147–192
Governor of Yan. Attacked the Qingzhou Yellow Scarves, but was killed.
Appearances: 5, 6, 15
Liu Fan; Lived ?–194
Han Left Imperial Corps Commander. Helped Ma Teng. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si.
Appearances: 10
Liu Fu; Lived AD ?–238
Sent to negotiate surrender but was executed by Sima Yi.
Appearances: 106
Liu Gui; Lived AD ?–213
Sent to hold Luocheng, he advised visiting a local sage. Cut down by Zhang Yi.
Appearances: 62, 63, 64
Liu Hui; Lifespan Unlisted
Shielded Liu Bei from the law then recommended him to Liu Yu.
Appearances: 2
Liu Jun; Lifespan Unlisted
Attacked Mianzhu while Liu Bei welcomed Ma Chao. Killed by Zhao Yun.
Appearances: 65
Liu Mao; Lived AD ?–210
A favourite of Liu Yan, illness incapacitated when Zhang took control.
Appearances: 77
Liu Tao (Ziqi); Lived AD ?–185
Accused the eunuchs of bringing down the Han and was murdered.
Appearances: 2
Liu Wan; Lifespan Unlisted
A diplomat, he predicted great things of Sun Quan.
Appearances: 29
Liu Yan; Lifespan Unlisted
Son of Liu Yan, he was betrothed to Wu Yi’s sister but died in his youth.
Appearances: 77
Liu Yan (Junlang); Lived AD ?–194
Liu Zhang’s father. Magistrate in the Yi territory after fighting Yellow Scarves.
Appearances: 1, 77
Liu Yao (Zhengli); Lived AD 157–198
Imperial Inspector of Yangzhou. Liu Dai’s brother. Defeated by Sun Ce, then died of illness.
Appearances: 11, 15, 97, 120
Liu Yu (Boan); Lived AD ?–193
Governor of Youzhou during the Later Han. Quelled Zhang Ju’s rebellion.
Appearances: 2
Liu Ziyang; Lifespan Unlisted
Attempted to recruit his friend Lu Su for his lord.
Appearances: 29
Lord Kou; Lived Unknown–
Father of Liu Feng, who Liu Bei adopted as his heir. His family held a county fief in Changsha.
Appearances: 36
Lü Boshe; Lived AD ?–c.189
Friend of Cao Song. Killed by the fleeing Cao Cao.
Appearances: 4
Lu Gong; Lifespan Unlisted
A warrior of great strength, he killed Sun Jian but was killed by Cheng Pu.
Appearances: 7
Lu Kang (Jining); Lived AD c.125–c.195
Criticised Emperor Ling and the eunuchs, held out for two years despite facing Sun Ce.
Appearances: 15
Lu Kui; Lived AD ?–191
Served Han as Court Steward. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si’s troops.
Appearances: 9
Lü Weihuang; Lived AD ?–200
Officer of Yuan Shao. Guarded Wuchao as a lieutenant of Chunyu Qiong.
Appearances: 30
Lu Zhi (Zigan); Lived ?–192
Imperial Corps Commander in service of Han. Was Liu Bei’s teacher and friend.
Appearances: 13
Lun Zhi; Lived AD ?–c.238
He was beheaded for criticizing Gongsun Yuan’s plan to revolt.
Appearances: 106
Ma Han; Lifespan Unlisted
Went to face Liu Bei but was slain by Zhao Yun.
Appearances: 65
Ma Midi (Wengshu); Lived AD ?–194
Sent as envoy to stop the war between Yuan Shao and Gongsun Zan.
Appearances: 7, 9
Ma Rong; Lifespan Unlisted
A scholar with extravagant tastes, he tutored Zheng Xuan.
Appearances: 22
Ma Wan; Lifespan Unlisted
Served under Han Sui. Tried to protect Han Sui from Ma Chao, but failed.
Appearances: 58, 59
Ma Yu; Lived ?–194
Han Privy Counsellor. Helped Ma Teng and Han Sui. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si.
Appearances: 10
Ma Yuan (Wenyuan); Lived 14 BC–49
General of the Han who campaigned against the Vietnamese. Ma Teng was descended from him.
Appearances: 60, 89
Ma Yuanyi; Lived AD ?–184
Follower of Zhang Jue and the Yellow Scarves. Torn asunder by chariots for treason.
Appearances: 1
Mangyachang ; Lived ?–225
Second in command to the Nanman’s armies. Killed by Ma Dai.
Appearances: 87, 88
Meng You; Lifespan Unlisted
Meng Huo’s brother. Captured by Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 8890
Mi Dang; Lifespan Unlisted
Allies with Jiang Wei against Wei but is tricked by Chen Tai and defeated.
Appearances: 109
Mi Heng (Zhengping); Lived AD 176–200
Reputable scholar. Infuriated Cao Cao’s officers with his audacious ways.
Appearances: 23, 40, 60
Min Chun (Bodian); Lived AD ?–191
Opposed surrendering to Yuan Shao and was executed.
Appearances: 7
Min Gong; Lifespan Unknown
Han commander in the Henan district. Killed eunuch Duan Gui. Helped Emperor Shao.
Appearances: 3
Mu Shun; Lifespan Unlisted
General of Governor Zhang Yang. Killed by Lü Bu in a duel.
Appearances: 5
Mu Shun; Lived ?–214
Plotted to save Emperor Xian with Empress Fu and Fu Wan. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 66
Niu Fu; Lived AD ?–191
Fought against Lü Bu and Li Su, after Dong Zhuo’s death. Killed by Hu Che’er.
Appearances: 3, 9
Ou Xing; Lifespan Unlisted
Rebelled against the Han in Changsha. Defeated by Sun Jian.
Appearances: 2
Pan Feng; Lived ?–190
Officer of Han Fu. Wielded a giant axe and fought with Hua Xiong, but was killed.
Appearances: 5
Pan Yin; Lifespan Unlisted
Warned He Jin of Jian Shou’s plot and then of the Emperor’s death.
Appearances: 2
Pang Degong (Shanmin); Lifespan Unlisted
A famed scholar. Uncle of Pang Tong.
Appearances: 35
Pang Shu; Lived AD ?–194
Sheltered Lü Bu and his family in Chang’an. Executed by Li Jue and Guo Si.
Appearances: 11, 19
Pei Xiu (Jiyan); Lived AD 224–271
Expert cartographer, close adviser to Sima Zhao and Sima Yan.
Appearances: 112, 119
Pei Yuanshao; Lived AD ?–200
Former Yellow Scarve killed by Zhao Yun during an attempt to steal his horse.
Appearances: 28
Peng An; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to duel Xu Huang, he was promptly killed.
Appearances: 33
Peng Bo; Lifespan Unlisted
Warned Dong Zhuo that killing Lu Zhi would greatly upset the people.
Appearances: 3
Pujing [Universal Purity]; Lifespan Unknown
Monk. Warned Guan Yu of Bian Xi’s plot. Later helped Guan Yu’s spirit to find peace.
Appearances: 27, 77
Qiao Mao (Yuanwei); Lived AD ?–190
Forged decree against Dong Zhuo. Was killed by his enemy Liu Dai.
Appearances: 5, 6
Qiao Rui; Lived AD ?–197
Officer of Yuan Shu. Fought with Cao Cao’s forces, but was killed by Xiahou Dun.
Appearances: 15, 17
Qin Qingtong; Lifespan Unknown
Servant of Dong Cheng. Punished for talking with Yun Ying. Betrayed him to Cao Cao.
Appearances: 23
Qu Yi; Lived Unlisted–
Defeated Han Fu, Yufuluo and destroyed Gongsun Zan. Became arrogant and was executed.
Appearances: 7
Shan Zichun; Lifespan Unlisted
Debated with Guan Lu about the Book of Changes and lost.
Appearances: 69
Shen Pei (Zhengnan); Lived AD ?–204
Served Yuan Shao with loyalty. After Shao’s death, sided with his youngest son, Shang.
Appearances: 13, 14, 22, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32
Shisun Rui (Junce); Lived AD ?–195
Urged Wang Yun to action but claimed no credit so life was spared when city fell.
Appearances: 9
Sima Hui (Decao); Lived AD c.173–208
Named ‘Water Mirror’ by Pang Degong. Former teacher of Zhuge Liang and Pang Tong.
Appearances: 3538
Sima Jun (Yuanyi); Lived AD ?–115
Grandfather of Sima Yi. Governor of Yingchuan.
Appearances: 39, 119
Sima Zhou (Zijiang); Lived AD 227–283
Led the force to which Sun Hao offered his seal and surrendered.
Appearances: 120
Song Guo; Lifespan Unknown
Proposed to Yang Feng that they should betray Li Jue. Overheard and killed by Li Jue.
Appearances: 13
Song Zhong (Zhongzi); Lifespan Unknown
Scholar under Liu Biao with Qimu Kai. Sent by Liu Cong to surrender to Cao Cao.
Appearances: 40
Su Shuang; Lifespan Unknown
Horse trader from Zhongshan with Zhang Shiping. Supplied Liu Bei’s first armed force.
Appearances: 1
Sui Gu (Botu); Lived AD ?–199
Killed Yang Chou who had killed Zhang Yang. Turned to Yuan Shao but killed in battle.
Appearances: BT:19
Sui Yuanjin; Lived AD ?–200
Part of the defenders of Yuan Shao’s supply camp, captured and executed.
Appearances: 30
Sun Zhong; Lived ?–184
Fought with Zhu Jun and Liu Bei at Wan, but was killed by Liu Bei.
Appearances: 2
Tadun ; Lived AD ?–c.207
A Wuhuan chief. Slain in battle with Zhang Liao’s troops.
Appearances: 33, 40
Tan Fu (Wenyou); Lifespan Unknown
One of the Eight Paragons of Jiangxia. From Shanyang.
Appearances: 6
Tang Bin (Ruzong); Lifespan Unlisted
General of Jin who participated in the conquest of Wu. Described as fast as an elk.
Appearances: 120
Tang Zhou; Lifespan Unknown
Follower of Zhang Jue. Betrayed his plans to the Han, and got Ma Yuanyi beheaded.
Appearances: 1
Tao Qian (Gongzu); Lived AD 132–194
Inspector of Xuzhou. Fought violently with Cao Cao. Died of illness.
Appearances: 5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 120
Tian Feng (Yuanhao); Lived AD ?–200
Served Yuan Shao, who ignored his advice. Killed himself after being slandered by Feng Ji.
Appearances: 7, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31
Tian Kai; Lived AD ?–199
Appointed Lieutenant Governor of Qingzhou by Gongsun Zan. Fought against Cao Cao.
Appearances: 11
Tu An; Lived AD ?–225
Defeats Shu army 15 times but it is all a ploy to make Nanman careless.
Appearances: 90
Wang Chang; Lifespan Unknown
Member of Li Jue’s Tiger Army. Wouldn’t arrest Huangfu Li for ethical reasons.
Appearances: 13
Wang Fang; Lifespan Unlisted
Opened the gates of Chang’an, later fought Ma Teng and was killed by a young Ma Chao.
Appearances: 9, 10
Wang Fu [Wang Zifu] (Ziyou); Lived AD ?–200
Part of the ‘Jade Girdle’ plot to kill Cao Cao. Courtier of Dong Cheng. Executed by Cao.
Appearances: 20, 21, 23, 24
Wang Jian; Lived AD ?–238
Sent as envoy to Sima Yi to sue for peace but was executed. Sima Yi called him senile.
Appearances: 106
Wang Jun (Shizhi); Lived AD 206–285
Commander of the force that conqured Wu.
Appearances: 120
Wang Kuang (Gongjie); Lived AD ?–190
Took heavy losses against Dong Zhuo. Despised material things but could be violent.
Appearances: 5
Wang Lei; Lived AD ?–211
Minister of Liu Zhang. Strongly advised Zhang to not allow Liu Bei into Yi.
Appearances: 60
Wang Li; Lifespan Unlisted
Court astrologer and Emperor Xian’s teacher, foretold the Han would be replaced by Wei.
Appearances: 14
Wang Mai; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Zhong Hui during the conquest of Shu.
Appearances: 116
Wang Qi; Lived AD ?–192
Served Han as Commandant of the Exemplary Cavalry. Killed by Li Jue and Guo Si’s troops.
Appearances: 9
Wang Rong (Junchong); Lived AD 234–305
A child prodigy, one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, noted for his meanness.
Appearances: 120
Wang Wei; Lifespan Unlisted
Served Liu Biao and Liu Cong loyally. Died protecting Cong from Cao Cao.
Appearances: 34, 41
Wang Ye; Lifespan Unlisted
Taken into Cao Mao’s confidence but betrayed it to Sima Zhao.
Appearances: 114
Wang Yuanji; Lived AD 217–268
Empress dowager during Jin Dynasty. Wife of Sima Zhao and mother of Sima Yan.
Appearances: 119
Wang Yun (Zishi); Lived AD 137–192
Diaochan’s father. Orchestrated the plot which resulted in Dong Zhuo’s death.
Appearances: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 120
Wang Ze; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent as an envoy to reward Lü Bu and get him to make peace with Liu Bei.
Appearances: 16
Wang Zhao; Lived AD ?–203
Fictional officer under Yuan Tan. Killed after only a few bouts by Xu Huang.
Appearances: 32
Wei Hong; Lifespan Unknown
Of a wealthy family, he gave his property to Cao Cao to raise troops to restore the Han.
Appearances: 5
Wei Zhongdao; Lived AD ?–c.190
Cai Yan’s first husband.
Appearances: 71
Wen Chou; Lived AD ?–200
A fierce general in service under Yuan Shao. Killed in battle with Cao Cao.
Appearances: 57, 22, 2628, 41, 45, 49, 77
Wei Yan; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to offer the Heir Apprant as hostage to Sima Yi but was refused.
Appearances: 106
Wu Anguo; Lifespan Unlisted
Served Kong Rong. Wielded an iron mace. Maimed by Lü Bu after fighting ten bouts.
Appearances: 5
Wu Fu (Deyu); Lived AD ?–190
Famed for his bravery and sense of honour, he failed in an attempt to murder Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 4
Wu Gang; Lifespan Unknown
Adviser to Zhuge Dan. Took Dan’s son to Wu to ensure Wu support.
Appearances: 111
Wu Ju (Yuanda); Lived AD ?–211
Made Prefect of Cangwu through Liu Biao’s backing. Old friend of Liu Bei. Killed by Bu Zhi.
Appearances: 42
Wu Kuang; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of He Jin, he aided Yuan Shu in breaking the gates and killed He Miao.
Appearances: 3
Wu Qiong (Deyu); Lived AD ?–190
Advised Dong Zhuo to recruit worthy men and acted as a spy for Yuan Shao.
Appearances: 4, 6
Wu Shi (Zilan); Lived AD ?–200
Part of the ‘Jade Girdle’ plot to kill Cao Cao. Friend of Dong Cheng and Wang Zifu. Executed by Cao.
Appearances: 20, 21, 23, 24
Wu Xi; Lifespan Unlisted
Set fire to Emperor Xian’s lodgings but later turned and killed Guo Si.
Appearances: 17
Xi Ni; Lived AD ?–225
Defeats Shu army 15 times but it is all a ploy to make Nanman careless.
Appearances: 90
Xia Yun; Lived ?–189
One of the Ten Regular Attendants, greatly favoured by Dowager Dong and Emperor Ling.
Appearances: 1, 3
Xin Ming; Lifespan Unlisted
Dispatched with fifty thousand troops to Liyang.
Appearances: 30
Xin Ping (Zhongzhi); Lived AD c.165–204
An officer of Han Fu, he later served the Yuan’s loyally when Fu fled.
Appearances: 7, 31, 32, 33
Xing Daorong; Lived ?–208
A hardy commander of Liu Du. Killed by Zhao Yun.
Appearances: 52
Xu Chang; Lived AD ?–174
Raised revolt against the Han but was put down by Zang Min and Sun Jian.
Appearances: 2
Xu Rong; Lived AD ?–192
Defeated Cao Cao and Sun Jian in battle, but never able to press it home.
Appearances: 6
Xu Shao (Zijiang); Lived AD 150–195
A specialist of personalities living in Runan. Praised Cao Cao. Later served Liu Yao.
Appearances: 1
Xu Xun; Lifespan Unlisted
Yuan Shao claimed he was sent to supervise Cao Cao’s restoration of the Han court.
Appearances: 22
Xu Zhao [Shao]; Lived AD ?–174
Son of Xu Chang. Killed by Sun Jian along with his father.
Appearances: 2
Xue Lan; Lived AD ?–195
Defeated and killed Li Qian but was defeated and executed himself by Cao Cao a year later.
Appearances: 11, 12
Xue Li; Lived ?–195
Served Liu Yao with Zhang Ying. Killed by his former ally Ze Rong.
Appearances: 15
Xun Chen (Youruo); Lived AD c.161–?
Younger brother of Xun Yu. Advised Han Fu on administration. Later served Yuan Shao.
Appearances: 7, 22, 26
Xun Shuang (Ciming); Lived AD 128–190
Fast tracked by Dong Zhuo, he calmed Zhuo down when Yang Biao angered him.
Appearances: 6
Xun Zheng; Lifespan Unlisted
Declared Guan Yu unworthy of facing Ji Ling but was killed in one blow.
Appearances: 14
Yadan ; Lifespan Unknown
Fictional. Prime Minister to King Cheliji of the Western Qiang.
Appearances: 94
Yan Baihu [White Tiger Yan]; Lifespan Unknown
Fought with Sun Ce, but was defeated. Killed by Dong Xi.
Appearances: 15
Yan Gang; Lived AD ?–192
Officer of Gongsun Zan. Led Zan’s army at Jieqiao, but was killed by Qu Yi.
Appearances: 7
Yan Liang; Lived AD ?–200
A fierce general in service under Yuan Shao. Beheaded by Guan Yu.
Appearances: 57, 13, 22, 2528, 41, 45, 49, 77
Yan Xiang; Lived Unknown–
Senior member of Yuan Shu’s staff. Objected to Yuan Shu’s plans to assume the imperial title.
Appearances: 17
Yan Yu; Lived AD ?–197
Killed by an enraged Sun Ce after suggesting that Sun Ce join Yan Baihu.
Appearances: 15
Yan Zheng; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Zhang Bao. Killed Bao when defeat was inevitable.
Appearances: 2
Yang Ang; Lived ?–215
Fought under Ma Chao and aided Zhang Wei in building strong defences against Cao Cao.
Appearances: 67
Yang Bo; Lifespan Unlisted
Jealous of Ma Chao, prevented marriage alliance between Zhang Lu and Ma Chao.
Appearances: 64, 65
Yang Chou; Lived AD 159–198
Killed his former lord Zhang Yang, for Cao Cao, but in turn was killed by Sui Gu.
Appearances: 19
Yang Dajiang; Lifespan Unlisted
Acted as an advisor, warned Yuan Shu against attacking Sun Ce.
Appearances: 1517
Yang Feng; Lived AD 153–197
Betrayed Li Jue to help Emperor Xian. Served Yuan Shu then Lü Bu. Killed by Bei’s men.
Appearances: 13, 14, 17
Yang Feng; Lifespan Unknown
Man chieftain. Ally of Meng Huo, who later betrayed to help Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 89, 90
Yang Hu (Shuzi); Lived AD 2?–278
A talented Jin officer. Held Xiang Yang. Formed a friendship with Lu Kang of Wu.
Appearances: 120
Yang Huai; Lived AD ?–212
Officer of Liu Zhang. Executed after an attempt to assassinate Liu Bei.
Appearances: 61, 62
Yang Ji; Lived AD ?–291
Champion General under Jin. Controlled the field armies during the invasion of Wu.
Appearances: 120
Yang Ling; Lifespan Unlisted
Goes to fight Guan Yu, taunts him but is killed in a few bouts.
Appearances: 53
Yang Mi; Lifespan Unknown
Imperial Corps Commander. Persuaded Guo Si not to kill Yang Biao.
Appearances: 13
Yang Qi; Lived AD ?–c.195
Advised through Li Jue and Guo Si’s abuse, recommended Jia Xu. Plotted against Li Jue.
Appearances: 13
Yang Qiu; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent by Han Sui to Cao Cao as an envoy of peace. Surrendered when under siege.
Appearances: 58, 59
Yang Ren; Lived ?–215
Fought well against Cao Cao’s forces at Yangping, lured out and killed in battle.
Appearances: 67
Yang Song; Lived ?–215
Vassal of Zhang Lu. Known to be greedy, he betrayed Zhang Lu.
Appearances: 64, 65, 67
Yin Kai; Lived AD ?–204
Mantained supplies for Yuan Shang. Killed by Xu Chu in the novel.
Appearances: 32
Yin Kui; Lifespan Unlisted
An expert in astrology, he predicted a Perfect Man would rise, later thought to mean Cao Cao.
Appearances: 31, 32, 37
Yu Mi; Lived ?–194
An officer of Liu Yao. Defeated in a duel with Sun Ce and died.
Appearances: 15
Yu She; Lifespan Unlisted
Served as a commander under Yuan Shu. Killed by Hua Xiong.
Appearances: 5
Yuan Feng (Zhouyang); Lifespan Unknown
Father of Yuan Shu and possibly Yuan Shao. Minister of Agriculture in service to Han.
Appearances: 2
Yuan Shang (Xianfu); Lived c.177–207
A handsome man, won his father’s favor but lost to Cao Cao. Executed by Gongsun Kang.
Appearances: 3032, 33, 106
Yuan Shao (Benchu); Lived AD c.142–202
Childhood friend, and later enemy of, Cao Cao. Defeated at Guandu.
Appearances: 27, 10, 11, 1316, 18, 19, 2131, 32, 33, 38, 40, 4345, 4850, 56, 60, 68, 91, 93
Yuan Shu (Gonglu); Lived AD ?–199
Relative of Yuan Shao. Declared himself Emperor, but soon after died.
Appearances: 3, 59, 11, 1417, 1920, 21, 43, 44, 48, 56, 60, 93
Yuan Tan (Xiansi); Lived AD ?–205
A famed general but a poor governor, fought against Shang for the succession.
Appearances: 24, 3032, 33
Yuan Wei (Ciyang); Lived AD ?–190
A famed minister, aided He Jin’s avengers. Killed by a vengeful Dong Zhuo.
Appearances: 2, 4, 5
Yuan Xi (Xianyi); Lived AD ?–207
Eventually took in Shang, driven out by revolt. Executed by Gongsun Kang.
Appearances: 31, 32, 33, 106
Yuan Yi (Boye); Lived AD ?–192
Admired by Zhang Chao and Cao Cao. Defeated by Yuan Shu and killed by his own men.
Appearances: 5
Yuan Yin; Lifespan Unlisted
Defended Yuan Shu’s belongings after Shu’s death, but was killed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 21
Yue Jiu; Lived AD ?–197
Served Yuan Shu guarding Shouchun, but died after his defeat there by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 17
Yueji ; Lived AD ?–227
Fictional. Marshal under King Cheliji of the Western Qiang. Killed by Guan Xing.
Appearances: 94
Yun Ying; Lifespan Unknown
Concubine of Dong Cheng. Her interactions with Qin Qingtong got Cheng killed.
Appearances: 23
Zang Min; Lifespan Unlisted
Governor of Kuaiji. Recommended Sun Jian to the court after Jian quelled Xu Chang’s rebellion.
Appearances: 2
Ze Rong; Lived AD ?–195
Buddhist, fought against Sun Ce, had a record of betrayal and murder.
Appearances: 15
Zhang Bao; Lived AD ?–184
Yellow Scarves leader and Zhang Jue’s brother. Self-titled ‘Lord of Earth’.
Appearances: 1, 2, 28
Zhang Chao; Lived AD ?–195
Was a member of the anti-Dong Zhuo coalition, held out for months against Cao Cao.
Appearances: 5, 11, 12
Zhang Chun; Lived AD ?–189
Passed over for promotion, he led the Wuhuan in revolt. After initial success, Liu Yu turned up and Chun was betrayed.
Appearances: 2
Zhang Heng; Lifespan Unlisted
One of Han Sui’s Eight Knights.
Appearances: 58
Zhang Hu [Tiger Zhang]; Lifespan Unknown
Marched out with Huang Zu to oppose Sun Jian. Killed by Han Dang after 30 bouts.
Appearances: 7
Zhang Hua (Maoxian); Lived AD 232–300
Played Go with Sima Yan, approved invasion of Wu. Talented poet, became Prime Minister.
Appearances: 120
Zhang Ji; Lived AD ?–196
Junior partner under Li Jue, attacks Liu Biao in bid for supplies but dies due to arrow.
Appearances: 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16
Zhang Ju; Lifespan Unlisted
Led revolt against the Han, he ravaged the northeast and declared himself ruler.
Appearances: 2
Zhang Jue; Lived AD 140–184
Founder of the Yellow Scarves. Self-titled ‘Lord of Heaven’.
Appearances: 1, 2, 28, 29
Zhang Jun; Lived AD ?–184
Blamed the Yellow Turban revolt on the eunuchs. Arrested and flogged on false charges.
Appearances: 2
Zhang Kai; Lifespan Unlisted
Entered Tao Qian’s service after the Yellow Scarf uprising. Killed Cao Cao’s family.
Appearances: 10, 11
Zhang Liang; Lived AD ?–184
Yellow Scarves leader and Zhang Jue’s brother. Self-titled ‘Lord of Man’.
Appearances: 1, 2
Zhang Niujiao [Oxhorn Zhang]; Lived Unlisted–
Bandit leader. After his death from a flying dart, command of his force passed to Zhang Yan.
Appearances: 3
Zhang Rang; Lived ?–189
Most influential of the Ten Regular Attendants. Drowned himself to avoid capture.
Appearances: 13, 115
Zhang Ren; Lived AD ?–213
Remained loyal to Liu Zhang. Executed by Liu Bei. In novel, Pang Tong died in his ambush.
Appearances: 6063, 64
Zhang Shang; Lifespan Unlisted
General of Jin who killed Lu Jing.
Appearances: 120
Zhang Shiping; Lifespan Unknown
Horse trader from Zhongshan with Su Shuang. Supplied Liu Bei’s first armed force.
Appearances: 1
Zhang Su; Lifespan Unlisted
Governor of Guanghan, discovered the treachery of his brother Zhang Song and warned Liu Zhang.
Appearances: 62
Zhang Wei; Lifespan Unlisted
Zhang Lu’s younger brother. Beheaded after a brilliant battle with Xu Chu.
Appearances: 59, 65, 67
Zhang Wen (Boshen); Lived AD ?–191
First ever Han Excellency appointed when out of the capital, struggled to deal with Han Sui.
Appearances: 8
Zhang Wu; Lived AD ?–207
Began pillaging the people of Jiangxia. Zhao Yun killed him with a spear thrust.
Appearances: 34
Zhang Xian; Lifespan Unlisted
Killed by Xu Chu in the third bout.
Appearances: 17
Zhang Xun; Lived AD ?–?
Fought against Lü Bu but was betrayed by Yang Feng. Escorts Yuan family south.
Appearances: 15, 17
Zhang Yang (Zhishu); Lived AD 151–198
A good and generous man, attempted to aid Emperor Xian but wasn’t trusted by other generals.
Appearances: 5, 11, 13, 14, 19, 22
Zhang Yin; Lifespan Unlisted
Prepared Emperor Xian’s abdication to Cao Pi.
Appearances: 80
Zhang Ying; Lived ?–195
Served Liu Yao with Xue Li. Lost in battle to Sun Ce twice. Killed by Chen Wu.
Appearances: 15
Zhang Zhongjing; Lived AD 150–219
Also known as Zhang Ji. Famous physician from the Eastern Han Dynasty.
Appearances: 60
Zhao Cen; Lifespan Unknown
Occupied River Si Pass for Dong Zhuo. Retreated when Dong Zhuo abandoned Luoyang.
Appearances: 5, 6
Zhao Hong; Lived AD ?–184
Fought with Zhu Jun at Wan, held out for eight months but was killed by Sun Jian.
Appearances: 2
Zhao Qi (Binqing); Lived AD c.110–201
Sent to bring peace between Yuan Shao and Gongsun Zan, he served in many positions.
Appearances: 7
Zhao Rui; Lived AD ?–200
Escorted supplies but was defeated and killed by Cao Cao’s raid.
Appearances: 30
Zhao Yan; Lifespan Unlisted
Able to use esoteric arts to win a battle against bandits. Kept Xian informed, executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 20, 22
Zhao Zhong; Lived ?–189
Emperor Ling considered him as a mother, slandered Huangfu Song, Lu Qiang and Fu Xie.
Appearances: 1, 2, 3
Zheng Bao; Lived AD ?–199
Bandit leader, he tried to force Liu Ye into service. Murdered by Liu Ye.
Appearances: 29
Zheng Du; Lifespan Unlisted
Advised Liu Zhang to adopt a scorched earth policy and was then sacked.
Appearances: 64, 65
Zheng Tai (Gongye); Lived AD 151/2–192
Opposed inviting Dong to capital. Advised Dong Zhuo not to conscript too many troops.
Appearances: 2, 3
Zhou Bi (Zhongyuan); Lived AD ?–190
Executed for bad advice, Dong Zhuo later regretted it. Protected Yuan Shao and acted as his agent.
Appearances: 4, 6
Zhou Huan (Wenming); Lived AD ?–192
Part of Wang Yun’s government, killed by Li Jue and Guo Si’s troops.
Appearances: 9
Zhou Xin (Daming); Lived AD 159–196
Well read, he resigned his position rather then have Yuan Shu to harm his people.
Appearances: 15
Zhou Zhi; Lifespan Unlisted
Fought against Wu. Ambushes and kills Sun Xin then kills Shen Rong in a raid.
Appearances: 120
Zhu Jun (Gongwei); Lived ?–195
Han minister who fought against the Yellow Scarves with Liu Bei and Sun Jian.
Appearances: 1, 2, 10, 13
Zhuge Gui (Zigong); Lived AD ?–c.193
Zhuge Liang’s father. Descended from Zhuge Feng. Governor’s deputy in Taishan.
Appearances: 36
Zhuge Xuan; Lived ?–195
Served Yuan Shu as Grand Administrator of Yuzhang. Later driven out by Zhu Hao.
Appearances: 36
Zong Bao; Lifespan Unlisted
Slain in a few bouts by the Yellow Turban general Guan Hai.
Appearances: 11
Zou Jing; Lifespan Unknown
Served as Commandant under Liu Yan. Fought the Yellow Scarves with Liu Bei.
Appearances: 1
Zu Bi; Lived AD ?–220
Keeper of the Imperial Seal under Emperor Xian. Executed before Xian was deposed.
Appearances: 80
Zuo Feng; Lifespan Unknown
Eunuch of Han. Sent to evaluate Lu Zhi. Demanded a bribe, then lied about his merit.
Appearances: 1
Zuo Ling; Lifespan Unlisted
At Li Jue’s orders, with Jia Xu, restrained Emperor Xian. Slandered Duan Wei.
Appearances: 13

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