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Bao Su; Lived AD ?–257
Fictional officer of Jiang Wei. Acted as a decoy but was defeated and killed by Chen Tai.
Appearances: 111
Bo Shou; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Cao Bao; Lived AD ?–196
Beaten and later slain by Zhang Fei. He caused Lü Bu’s attack on Xuzhou.
Appearances: 10, 14, 16
Chen Deng (Yuanlong); Lifespan Unknown
Spied on Lü Bu with his father, Gui, for Cao Cao. Joined Liu Bei, then surrendered to Cao.
Appearances: 11, 12, 14, 1619, 21, 22, 24
Chen Gui (Hanyu); Lifespan Unknown
Father of Chen Deng. Served Cao Cao and Liu Bei spying on Lü Bu, then under Cao.
Appearances: 1619, 21
Chen Qun (Changwen); Lived ?–238
Served Wei. Imperial Censor under Cao Cao. Supreme Commander under Cao Pi.
Appearances: 57, 58, 7880, 91
Chen Shi; Lived c.181–?
Rumored father of Chen Shou. Traded for Xiahou Shang at Hanzhong. Executed.
Appearances: 71, 98, 100
Chen Zhen (Xiaoqi); Lived AD 175–235
Local official, was sent as emissary to Wu, swearing oath of alliance with Sun Quan.
Appearances: 26, 28, 29, 81, 91, 98
Cheng Ji (Jiran); Lived AD ?–222
Advisor to Liu Bei. After Liu Bei’s defeat at Yiling he chose to die rather than surrender.
Appearances: 81, 84, 85
Cuan Xi; Lifespan Unlisted
A resident of Nanzhong. He later surrendered to Zhuge Liang, and his clan became powerful.
Appearances: 91
Deng Liang; Lifespan Unknown
Served Liu Shan. Surrended to Deng Ai on behalf of Liu Shan.
Appearances: 118
Deng Tong; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Deng Xian; Lifespan Unlisted
One of the many generals that fights Liu Bei. Is killed by Huang Zhong in the novel.
Appearances: 62
Deng Zhi (Bomiao); Lived AD c.177–251
Served Zhuge Liang. Was responsible for restoration of alliance with Wu.
Appearances: 85, 86, 91, 92, 95, 96, 100, 105
Dilu Horse [Hex Mark]; Lived AD ?–214
Liu Bei’s horse. Saved Liu Bei at the river Tan. Killed at Fallen Phoenix Slope, along with Pang Tong.
Appearances: 34, 35, 63, 67 [p]
Ding Li; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Ding Xian; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of the Commissariat in Zhuge Liang’s second campaign against Wei.
Appearances: 91
Dong He (Youzai); Lived AD ?–221
Suggested asking Zhang Lu for aid against Liu Bei. Admired for his honesty and plain living.
Appearances: 64, 65
Dong Jue (Gongxi); Lived c.204–?
Brought troops to defend Saber Pass from Deng Ai and Zhong Hui.
Appearances: 87, 91, 99, 116, 117, 119
Dong Yun (Xiuzhao); Lived ?–246
Served Shu as a High Minister during Liu Shan’s reign.
Appearances: 85, 91, 105, 107, 115
Du Lu; Lifespan Unlisted
General at Yiling, cornered by Lu Xun’s forces and surrendered.
Appearances: 82
Du Qi; Lifespan Unlisted
Subordinate of Wang Lian, he rose up to become a high ranking officer.
Appearances: 91
Du Qiong (Boyu); Lived ?–250
A teacher of Qiao Zhou and famed scholar, generally avoided public affairs despite rank.
Appearances: 80, 85, 91, 100
Du Rui; Lifespan Unlisted
Supervised the creation of the Wooden Oxen in Gourd Valley.
Appearances: 102
Du Wei (Guofu); Lifespan Unknown
Faked illness, even faked being deaf, to avoid serving Liu Bei.
Appearances: 91
Du Yi; Lifespan Unlisted
Advisor for Zhuge Liang’s first Northern Campaign.
Appearances: 91
E Huan; Lifespan Unknown
General under Gao Ding. Captured by Shu forces.
Appearances: 87
Empress Gan; Lived AD ?–c.222
Concubine and later Empress of Liu Bei. She was a native of Pei.
Appearances: 15, 22, 2528, 34, 41, 42, 54, 85
Empress Mu; Lived AD ?–245
Consort and later Empress of Liu Bei. From Chenliu. Wu Yi’s sister.
Appearances: 77, 80, 85, 105
Empress Zhang [Xingcai]; Lived AD c.206–237
Zhang Fei’s daughter. Empress Zhang married to Liu Shan. Zhang Xingcai in Koei games.
Appearances: 85, 115
Fa Zheng (Xiaozhi); Lived AD 174–219
Served Liu Zhang then Liu Bei. Was integral to the foundation of Shu.
Appearances: 6065, 70, 71, 73, 77, 79
Fan Jian (Changyuan); Lived AD c.225–?
Secretary under Jiang Wei. Went with Liu Shan when Shu fell.
Appearances: 87, 91, 99, 102, 111, 119
Fan Jiang; Lifespan Unlisted
Assassinated Zhang Fei with Zhang Da and then fled to Wu.
Appearances: 81, 83
Fan Qi; Lifespan Unlisted
Center Army Center General during Zhuge Liang’s first Northern Campaign.
Appearances: 91
Fei Guan (Binbo); Lifespan Unlisted
Relative of Liu Zhang, he recommended Li Yan and later surrendered to Liu Bei.
Appearances: 64, 65
Fei Shi (Gongju); Lived AD ?–c.240
Gave refuge to Liu Zhang’s officers. Protested against Liu Bei becoming Emperor.
Appearances: 65, 73, 91
Fei Yi (Wenwei); Lived AD ?–253
Shu official. Took over affairs of state after Jiang Wan’s death.
Appearances: 65, 87, 91, 96, 99, 101105, 107
Feng Xi (Xiuyuan); Lived ?–222
Officer of Shu. Died fighting at the battle of Yiling.
Appearances: 8183, 84, 85
Fu Qian; Lived AD ?–263
Fu Tong’s son, served Shu. Captured Li Peng and Wang Zhen. Died in battle.
Appearances: 112115, 116
Fu Shiren (Junyi); Lived ?–222
Persuaded by Lü Meng to betray Guan Yu. Killed by Guan Xing after trying to return to Shu.
Appearances: 73, 75, 76, 83
Fu Tong; Lived AD ?–222
Central military advisor for the Shu forces. Died during the battle of Yiling.
Appearances: 81, 84, 85
Gao Ding (Yuan); Lived AD ?–225
Shu vassal that revolted in the southern Man region.
Appearances: 87
Gao Xiang; Lived AD c.194–?
Officer of Shu. Participated in many of Zhuge Liang’s northern campaigns.
Appearances: 91, 93, 95, 96, 102, 103
Gong Du; Lived AD ?–201
Joined Liu Bei. Former Yellow Scarve. Killed by Xiahou Yuan at Ru Nan.
Appearances: 2628, 31
Gong Qi; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to stop a Wei relief force but was killed by Wang Shuang in a duel.
Appearances: 97
Gong Zhi; Lifespan Unknown
Advised Jin Xuan to surrender. When Jin Xuan returned defeated, Gong Zhi shot him.
Appearances: 52, 53
Gou An; Lifespan Unknown
Drunkard officer under Li Yan. Beaten for arriving late with supplies, and fled to Wei.
Appearances: 100, 101, 107, 108, 116
Guan Ping; Lived AD 178–219
Served Shu. Guan Yu’s son (adopted in novel). Executed with Guan Yu by Sun Quan.
Appearances: 28, 31, 39, 49, 57, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 7376, 77, 78
Guan Suo; Lifespan Unknown
Fictional son of Guan Yu. Greatly involved in Shu’s Southern Campaigns in the novel.
Appearances: 87, 89
Guan Xing (Anguo); Lived AD 193–2?
Son of Guan Yu. Served in Zhuge Liang’s northern campaigns.
Appearances: 74, 77, 78, 8185, 87, 91101, 102
Guan Yi; Lived ?–264
Son of Guan Xing by concubine. Died fighting Wei troops during Zhong Hui’s rebellion.
Appearances: 119
Lady Guan [Yinping]; Lived Unknown–
Daughter of Guan Yu. Sun Quan wanted to arrange a marriage between her and Sun Deng.
Appearances: 73
Guan Yong; Lifespan Unlisted
Given a army post for Zhuge Liang’s first Northern Campaign.
Appearances: 91
Guan Yu (Yunchang); Lived AD 160–219
Sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei. First of the Five Tiger Generals.
Appearances: 1, 2, 57, 1122, 2428, 31, 3443, 45, 4953, 55, 56, 60, 63, 6567, 70, 7376, 77, 7883, 85, 94, 97, 110, 120
Guo Youzhi (Yanchang); Lived AD c.190–?
Described by Zhuge Liang as loyal and honest, advised Liu Shan on palace matters.
Appearances: 91
Han Xuan; Lived AD 163–c.209
Magistrate of Changsha. Wei Yan killed him and surrendered to Liu Bei.
Appearances: 41, 53, 70
Han Zhen; Lifespan Unlisted
Guarded Xiping Pass against the Qiang, sending word of attack to Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 94
He Ping; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent by Yang Yi to beat drums as the Shu army retreated, fought Wei Yan.
Appearances: 105
He Zong (Chanying); Lived AD ?–c.230
Encouraged Liu Bei to become Emperor of the Han. Noted scholar of the Book of Changes.
Appearances: 80
Hu Ban; Lifespan Unknown
Son of Hu Hua. Helped Guan Yu during his 1,000 li journey from Cao Cao.
Appearances: 27, 73
Hu Ji (Weidu); Lifespan Unknown
Based in Hanshou, went to Chengdu to get help to repel Wei’s invasion.
Appearances: 91, 113, 115, 116
Hu Zhong; Lifespan Unlisted
Supervised the building of the Wooden Oxen with Du Rui.
Appearances: 102
Huang Chong; Lived c.222–263
Advised Zhuge Zhan to seize the high ground but was ignored. Killed by his soldiers.
Appearances: 117
Huang Hao; Lived AD ?–264
Eunuch in service to Liu Shan. His advice helped to destroy Shu.
Appearances: 112, 113, 115118, 119
Huang Quan (Gongheng); Lifespan Unlisted
Served Liu Zhang and later Liu Bei. Surrendered to Wei out of necessity.
Appearances: 60, 62, 64, 65, 8085
Huang Yueying; Lived AD ?–c.234
Zhuge Liang’s wife. Huang Chengyan’s daughter. Was very smart, but not beautiful.
Appearances: 117
Huang Zhong (Hansheng); Lived AD ?–220
Joined Liu Bei after Han Xuan’s defeat. One of the Five Tiger Generals.
Appearances: 53, 55, 56, 60, 6265, 7073, 77, 8182, 83, 91
Huo Jun (Zhongmiao); Lived AD 178–217
Held Jiameng against Liu Zhang’s generals before his countering and defeating them.
Appearances: 62, 65, 70
Huo Yi (Shaoxian); Lifespan Unlisted
Son of Huo Jun, was concerned about lack of defences at Chengdu.
Appearances: 119
Jian Yong (Xianhe); Lifespan Unlisted
Originally served Tao Qian. Persuaded Liu Zhang to surrender to Liu Bei.
Appearances: 18, 19, 22, 24, 28, 31, 35, 41, 45, 49, 63, 65
Jiang Bin; Lifespan Unknown
Served Shu as a general under Liu Shan. Later surrendered to Zhong Hui.
Appearances: 113, 115, 116
Jiang Shu; Lifespan Unknown
Jiang Wei highly prized his talent, was disgruntled and defected in Wei’s invasion.
Appearances: 112116
Jiang Wan (Gongyan); Lived AD ?–245
Served Shu starting with the Yi invasion. Trusted and influential. Died as Regent.
Appearances: 63, 65, 8789, 91, 96, 98, 101, 104, 105, 107
Jiang Wei (Boyue); Lived AD 202–264
Served Shu as Minister of War, eventually inheriting Zhuge Liang’s responsibilities.
Appearances: 92105, 107118, 119, 120
Jiang Xian; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent by Liu Shan to order Jiang Wei to surrender.
Appearances: 118
Yin Ji (Jibo); Lifespan Unlisted
Received favour comparable to Mi Zhu, helped compile the administrative code.
Appearances: 34, 40, 52, 63, 65, 67, 73, 76, 77, 80
Jin Xiang; Lifespan Unlisted
Tried to persuade his old friend Hao Zhao to defect, Zhao threatened to shoot him.
Appearances: 97
Jin Xuan (Yuanji); Lived AD ?–208
Served as Governor of Wuling. Defeated by Zhang Fei.
Appearances: 53
King Shamoke; Lived ?–222
Originally a tribal leader, he helped Liu Bei at Yiling but died fighting Wu.
Appearances: 8283, 84, 85
Lady Cui; Lifespan Unlisted
Wife of Liu Chen, she killed herself by running into a pillar to join her husband.
Appearances: 118
Lady Fan; Lifespan Unlisted
Window to dead brother of Zhao Fan. Zhao Yun declined to receive her in marriage from Fan.
Appearances: 52
Lady Hu; Lifespan Unlisted
Beaten to death by her husband’s troops over fears of an affair with Liu Shan.
Appearances: 115
Lady Li; Lived AD ?–263
Killed herself when her husband Ma Miao surrendered to Wei.
Appearances: 117
Lady Mi; Lifespan Unlisted
Consort of Liu Bei. Mi Zhu’s sister. Took her own life so Zhao Yun could save Liu Shan.
Appearances: 15, 22, 2528, 41, 42, 85
Lady Sun [Sun Shangxiang]; Lived AD c.189–?
Sun Quan’s sister. Married to Liu Bei by Sun Quan, but later returned to Wu.
Appearances: 7, 5456, 61, 77, 82, 83, 84
Lady Xun; Lived Unknown–
Mother of Xu Shu, she killed herself when her son defected to Wei.
Appearances: 36, 37
Lai Gong; Lifespan Unlisted
Driven away by Wu Ju, he later became a senior minister for Liu Bei.
Appearances: 80
Lai Min (Jingda); Lived AD c.163–c.260
Tested Fei Yi over a game of Weiqi, educated Liu Shan but may have been slightly crazy.
Appearances: 91
Lei Tong; Lived AD ?–218
Officer of Liu Zhang and, later, Liu Bei. Killed by Zhang He at Baxi.
Appearances: 6265, 69, 70
Leng Bao; Lifespan Unlisted
Fought Wei Yan and Huang Zhong, he was captured twice. He was executed the second time.
Appearances: 62, 63
Li Feng; Lifespan Unlisted
Son of Li Yan. Served Shu. Appointed as a senior advisor after his father was disgraced.
Appearances: 94, 101
Li Fu (Sunde); Lifespan Unknown
Chief Secretary. Sent by Liu Shan to check on the dying Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 104, 105
Li Hu; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent with documents of kingdom to Deng Ai and to arrange the surrender.
Appearances: 118
Li Hui (De’ang); Lifespan Unlisted
Begged Liu Zhang not to let Liu Bei in, persuaded Ma Chao to surrender to Liu Bei.
Appearances: 60, 65, 91, 97
Li Qiu; Lived ?–263
Officer of Shu. Died defending Mianzhu during Deng Ai’s attack on the city.
Appearances: 117
Li Xin; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer of Shu. Achieved merit in Jiang Wei’s first northern campaign.
Appearances: 107
Li Yan (Zhengfang); Lived AD ?–234
A talented officer, exiled after he forged a decree to cover up failure of supplies.
Appearances: 64, 65, 85, 87, 91, 94, 100, 101, 104
Li Zhuan (Qinzhong); Lifespan Unlisted
Fond of practical jokes, admired by Liu Xuan but not given important tasks. Skilled scholar
Appearances: 91
Liang Qian; Lifespan Unlisted
General under Ma Zun, he had a few roles in Jiang Wei’s plans.
Appearances: 93
Liang Xu; Lifespan Unlisted
Originally of Wei, he submitted to Zhuge Liang and was made Governor of Tianshui.
Appearances: 92, 93
Liao Chun; Lifespan Unlisted
Served at Yiling, Jiang Wan recommended him for rank.
Appearances: 81
Liao Hua (Yuanjian); Lived c.185–264
Officer in service of Shu. Served through the full span of the Shu Kingdom.
Appearances: 27, 63, 65, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79, 91, 97, 99, 100, 102, 103, 106, 109, 113118, 119
Liao Li (Gongyuan); Lifespan Unlisted
Arrogant officer who neglected his duties, was demoted by Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 104
Liu Ba (Zichu); Lived AD 173–222
Rescued Shu’s economy after Liu Bei’s troops had plundered the treasury.
Appearances: 62, 65, 91
Liu Bao; Lifespan Unlisted
Made Lord of Yangquan, one of the trusted men of the court.
Appearances: 80
Liu Bei (Xuande); Lived AD 161–223
First Emperor of Shu and sworn brother of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.
Appearances: 1, 2, 57, 1128, 3145, 4749, 5158, 6074, 7684, 85, 8689, 91, 93, 97, 102106, 117120
Liu Chen; Lived ?–263
Liu Shan’s fifth son. Rather than surrender to Wei, he committed suicide.
Appearances: 118
Liu Du; Lived 168–?
Governor of Lingling. He surrendered to Liu Bei after his son was defeated.
Appearances: 52
Liu Feng; Lived AD 192–220
Liu Bei’s adopted son. Executed after the death of Guan Yu at Zhuge Liang’s suggestion.
Appearances: 36, 3941, 49, 52, 57, 6063, 65, 7073, 76, 77, 79
Liu He; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Liu Li (Fengxiao); Lived ?–244
Third son of Liu Bei. Married to Ma Chao’s daughter.
Appearances: 77, 80, 85
Liu Mi; Lifespan Unlisted
Liu Feng’s guardian, he met Liu Bei after the latter had defeated Cao Ren.
Appearances: 36
Liu Ning; Lifespan Unlisted
Participated in Liu Bei’s attack on Wu, but was defeated and surrendered.
Appearances: 82
Liu Pan; Lifespan Unlisted
Attempted guerilla warfare against Sun Ce but was foiled by Taishi Ci.
Appearances: 53
Liu Pi; Lived AD ?–196
After rebelling with the Yellow Scarves, moved to Runan. Later joined Liu Bei.
Appearances: 2628, 31
Liu Qi; Lived AD ?–209
Eldest son of Liu Biao and legitimate heir of Jing. Became close friends with Liu Bei.
Appearances: 34, 35, 3943, 45, 49, 52, 53, 54
Liu Shan (Gongsi); Lived AD 207–271
Liu Bei’s son and the second Emperor of Shu. Destroyed Shu through ineptitude.
Appearances: 34, 41, 42, 54, 61, 73, 80, 81, 8587, 91, 96, 97102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110119, 120
Liu Xian; Lifespan Unknown
Liu Du’s son. Defended Lingling with Xing Daorong against Liu Bei, but failed.
Appearances: 52
Liu Xuan (Wenheng); Lived AD 224–264
Son of Liu Shan, and his crown prince. Died during Zhong Hui’s rebellion.
Appearances: 119
Liu Xun; Lifespan Unlisted
Eldest son of Liu Zhang, held out against Liu Bei at Luocheng for a year.
Appearances: 62, 64
Liu Yan (Weishi); Lived AD ?–264
Former Administrator of Yizhou. Executed after accusing Liu Shan of seducing his wife.
Appearances: 91, 92, 115
Liu Yuanqi; Lifespan Unknown
Liu Bei’s uncle. Recognized Liu Bei’s ambition, and worked to maintain the family.
Appearances: 1
Liu Zhang (Jiyu); Lived AD ?–219
Son of Liu Yan. Governed Ba-shu before Liu Bei took his kingdom out from under his feet.
Appearances: 16, 21, 38, 54, 56, 57, 5965
Lü Bu (Fengxian); Lived AD ?–198
Said to be the finest warrior of the Three Kingdoms era. Executed by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 36, 8, 9, 1118, 19, 2022, 25, 31, 40, 43, 44, 48, 56, 59, 60, 93
Lü Kai (Jiping); Lived AD 194–241
Served Shu with Wang Kang. Was Kongming’s guide while battling against the Nanman.
Appearances: 8791
Lu Xun; Lived ?–263
Officer of later-Shu. Defeated Zhong Hui at Nanzheng, but was later killed by Xun Kai.
Appearances: 116
Lü Yi (Jiyang); Lived ?–251
Served Shu as Grand Administrator of Hanzhong during Zhuge Liang’s time.
Appearances: 65, 91
Ma Chao (Mengqi); Lived AD 176–222
Served Shu after fleeing from the north. Third of the Five Tiger Generals.
Appearances: 10, 5760, 64, 65, 69, 7074, 77, 79, 81, 8587, 91, 92
Ma Dai; Lifespan Unknown
Ma Chao’s cousin. He surrendered to Liu Bei with Ma Chao.
Appearances: 5759, 64, 65, 81, 8895, 97, 98, 100105
Ma Liang (Jichang); Lived AD 186–222
Administered Jing after Liu Bei took Shu. Nicknamed ‘White Eyebrows’.
Appearances: 52, 63, 65, 66, 73, 7577, 81, 8385, 87, 95
Ma Miao; Lifespan Unlisted
Surrendered Jiangyou castle prompting his wife to commit suicide.
Appearances: 117
Ma Su (Youchang); Lived AD 190–228
Ma Liang’s younger brother. Executed by Zhuge Liang after his failure at Jie Ting.
Appearances: 52, 65, 85, 87, 88, 91, 9495, 96, 99
Ma Yu; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Ma Zhong (Dexin); Lived AD ?–234
Served Shu notably during the northern and southern campaigns.
Appearances: 8791, 99102
Meng Da (Zijing); Lived AD ?–228
Refused aid to Guan Yu. Defeated by Sima Yi. In novel, kills Xu Huang.
Appearances: 60, 62, 65, 7073, 76, 77, 79, 85, 86, 94, 95, 106
Meng Guang (Xiaoyu); Lifespan Unlisted
Raised concerns over Liu Xuan’s education, an arrogant but bright scholar.
Appearances: 80, 91
Meng Jie; Lifespan Unlisted
Ashamed of the Nanman revolt, he told Zhuge Liang how to cure his sick troops.
Appearances: 89
Mi Fang (Zifang); Lived Unknown–
Mi Zhu’s brother. Served all three kingdoms. Surrendered to Wu after threat of punishment from Guan Yu.
Appearances: 18, 22, 28, 31, 3941, 49, 63, 65, 73, 75, 76, 81, 83
Mi Zhu (Zizhong); Lived AD ?–221
Served Shu. Mi Fang’s brother. Died shortly after Mi Fang’s betrayal.
Appearances: 1114, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 35, 3941, 45, 49, 52, 56, 63, 65, 80
Ning Sui; Lifespan Unlisted
Officer in Shu’s later years. Offered Jiang Wei a plan that repelled Deng Ai.
Appearances: 116
Pan Jun (Chengming); Lived AD ?–240
Began his career under Liu Biao then Liu Bei. After Guan Yu’s death, served in Wu.
Appearances: 73, 75
Pang Rou; Lifespan Unlisted
Cousin of Pang De, his service to Shu cast doubts on Pang De’s loyalty.
Appearances: 74
Pang Tong (Shiyuan); Lived AD 179–213
Friend of Sima Hui’s and Shu’s “Fledgling Phoenix.” Killed by an arrow at Luocheng.
Appearances: 35, 36, 47, 48, 57, 6062, 63, 65
Pang Xi; Lifespan Unlisted
A friend of Liu Yan. Collected his grandchildren and brought them to Shu.
Appearances: 59
Pei Xu; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to lure Cui Liang into battle by pretending to be Xiahou Mao’s messenger.
Appearances: 92
Peng He; Lifespan Unlisted
Messenger of Zhuge Zhan, he fought his way through Wei lines to get to Wu.
Appearances: 117
Peng Yang (Yongnian); Lived AD 178–214
Friend of Meng Da, plotted revolt against Liu Bei. Repented but still executed.
Appearances: 62, 63, 65, 79
Qiao Zhou (Yunnan); Lived AD c.201–270
Historian and teacher, advised Liu Shan to surrender. Opposed Jiang Wei and Huang Hao.
Appearances: 65, 80, 91, 101, 102, 105, 112, 115, 118, 119
Qin Mi (Zichi); Lived AD ?–226
Rebuked Jian Yong for his arrogance, thrown in jail for opposing the invasion of Wu.
Appearances: 65, 80, 81, 86
Red Hare [Chituma]; Lived AD ?–c.220
Lü Bu’s famed horse. “Among men, Lü Bu; among horses, Red Hare.” Novel: Later given to Guan Yu by Cao Cao.
Appearances: 3, 5, 8, 11, 19, 25, 2628, 42, 50, 74, 77
Ren Kui; Lived AD ?–218
Advised attacking Cao Hong early but the plan resulted in Kui’s death.
Appearances: 69
Shen Dan (Yiju); Lived AD ?–258?
Brother of Shen Yi. Governor of Shangyong. Surrendered from Wei to Shu to Wei.
Appearances: 73, 79, 94, 95
Shen Yi; Lifespan Unknown
Brother of Shen Dan. Friend of Meng Da. Surrendered from Wei to Shu then again to Wei.
Appearances: 79, 94, 95
Sun Qian (Gongyou); Lifespan Unlisted
Served Liu Bei. From Beihai. At death ranked General Who Upholds Loyalty.
Appearances: 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 2628, 31, 3436, 3942, 49, 51, 54, 55, 57, 65
Tian Yu (Guorang); Lived AD ?–c.250
General of Wei under Cao Rui. Dispatched to Xiangyang to counter Wu’s invasion.
Appearances: 103
Wang Fu (Guoshan); Lived AD ?–222
Warned Guan Yu about Lü Meng, Pang Jun and an ambush but was ignored.
Appearances: 73, 76, 77
Wang Han; Lifespan Unlisted
Defender of Yuecheng, surrendered on the loss of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 113, 115, 116
Wang Kang; Lifespan Unlisted
Defended Yongchang against Yong Kai’s attack, credited success to Lu Kai.
Appearances: 87
Wang Lian (Wenyi); Lived AD ?–223
Shu governor who did well economically. He warned Zhuge Liang of the risk of malaria.
Appearances: 87
Wang Mou (Yuantai); Lived Unlisted–
Governor of Bajun under Liu Zhang. Held various post in Shu.
Appearances: 80
Wang Ping (Zijun); Lived AD ?–248
Served Wei but later surrendered to Shu. Served in the northern campaigns.
Appearances: 7173, 8793, 95102, 105
Wei Yan (Wenchang); Lived AD ?–234
Talented commander. Killed Han Xuan and surrendered his territory to Liu Bei.
Appearances: 41, 53, 55, 56, 6065, 7072, 81, 8597, 99104, 105
Wu Ban (Yuanxiong); Lived AD 171–234
Vanguard at Yiling, led naval forces. Later senior general, helps defeat Sima Yi.
Appearances: 8184, 91, 98101, 102
Wu Lan; Lived AD ?–218
Served Liu Yan and Zhang then Liu Bei. Killed in battle with Cao Zhang.
Appearances: 6265, 69, 72
Wu Yi (Ziyuan); Lived AD ?–237
Younger sister married Liu Bei, a general of some renown.
Appearances: 6265, 77, 91, 92, 98102, 105
Xi Zheng (Lingxian); Lifespan Unlisted
Neither loved nor despised by Huang Hao. Advised Liu Shan in exile, left family behind.
Appearances: 91, 109, 115, 117, 119
Xiahou Ba (Zhongquan); Lived AD c.185–c.258
Xiahou Yuan’s son. Originally served Wei, betrayed to Shu. Attacked Didao with Jiang Wei.
Appearances: 102104, 106, 107, 109111, 113115
Xiahou Lan; Lifespan Unlisted
An acquittance of Zhao Yun from childhood, he surrendered and became an officer of military law.
Appearances: 39
Xiang Chong; Lived AD 1?–240
Given control of internal military affairs. Died fighting Hanjia barbarians.
Appearances: 91
Xiang Ju; Lifespan Unlisted
Inherited a marquisate following Xian’s abdication, supported petition for Liu Bei to be emperor.
Appearances: 80
Xiang Lang (Juda); Lived AD ?–247
Defended rear flank in the northern campaigns. Friend of Ma Su, didn’t report escape attempt.
Appearances: 63
Xie Xiong; Lifespan Unlisted
Offered his services to Zhuge Liang against Wang Shuang but was cut down.
Appearances: 97
Xu Ci (Rendu); Lifespan Unlisted
Expert in teachings of Zheng Xuan. Argued with Hu Qian, controlled Liu Shan’s harem.
Appearances: 80
Xu Jing (Wenxiu); Lived AD ?–222
Said to be an able critic. Liu Bei didn’t respect him but Liang always bowed to him.
Appearances: 65, 73, 77, 80
Xu Shu (Yuanzhi); Lived c.170–c.232-4
One of Sima Hui’s students. Served Liu Bei, then later, through trickery, Cao Cao.
Appearances: 3539, 41, 48
Xu Yun; Lifespan Unlisted
Participated in Zhuge Liang’s Northern Expedition.
Appearances: 91
Yan Yan; Lived Unknown–
Served Liu Zhang, but surrendered to Zhang Fei after being defeated by him.
Appearances: 6365, 7072, 81, 91
Yan Yu (Wenping); Lived 209–?
A respected figure in Shu, given command of the south. In novel, becomes Huang Hao’s man.
Appearances: 115
Yan Zhi; Lived AD ?–228
Reinforced Liu Bei after Yiling, died at Hanzhong when at service with Zhuge Liang.
Appearances: 97
Yang Hong (Jixiu); Lived AD ?–228
Argued with Li Yan, urged Zhuge Liang to follow orders and raise all forces for Hanzhong.
Appearances: 65, 80, 91
Yang Qun; Lived AD ?–228
Shu officer. Died in the year following Kongming’s occupation of Hanzhong.
Appearances: 97
Yang Yi (Weigong); Lived AD ?–235
Opposed old enemy Wei Yan. Later later stripped of rank for dissensitoius words.
Appearances: 91, 97, 98, 101, 102, 104, 105
Yang Yong (Zizhao); Lived AD ?–235
Rebuked Zhuge Liang for overseeing every aspect of the administration personally.
Appearances: 103
Yin Chun; Lifespan Unlisted
Supported Liu Bei’s claim to become Son of Heaven.
Appearances: 80
Yin Mo (Siqian); Lived AD ?–c.240
Learnt from Sima Hui, had great knowledge of the classics, appointed tutor of Liu Shan.
Appearances: 80, 91
Yin Shang; Lifespan Unlisted
Friend of Jiang Wei in Tianshui. Surrendered Tianshui to Shu, made Prefect of Jicheng.
Appearances: 92, 93
Yong Kai; Lived AD ?–225
Along with Gao Ding and Zhu Bao, rebelled in Southern Yizhou.
Appearances: 86
Yuan Lin; Lifespan Unlisted
Participated in Zhuge Liang’s northern expedition as Foreward General.
Appearances: 91
Zhang Bao; Lifespan Unlisted
Fought against Wei and Wu, killing many generals. Died in the Northern Campaigns.
Appearances: 8185, 87, 9199
Zhang Da; Lived AD ?–221
Officer of Zhang Fei, he was beaten harshly so murdered Zhang Fei then fled to Wu.
Appearances: 81, 83
Zhang Fei (Yide); Lived AD c.167–221
Sworn brother of Liu Bei and Guan Yu. Second of the Five Tiger Generals.
Appearances: 1, 2, 57, 1122, 24, 25, 28, 31, 3443, 45, 4953, 5557, 60, 61, 6365, 6973, 7678, 80, 81, 83, 85, 120
Zhang Jun; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to pacify the people and spread news of Shu’s surrender.
Appearances: 118
Zhang Nan (Wenjin); Lived ?–222
Commander of the vanguard against Wu, killed in the defeat that followed.
Appearances: 8183, 84, 85
Zhang Ni (Boqi); Lived AD 175–254
Wounded by Wang Shuang. Died rescuing Jiang Wei, suffered from arthritis.
Appearances: 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 97102, 105, 109, 111
Zhang Shuang; Lifespan Unlisted
Took part in pushing Liu Bei to become emperor.
Appearances: 80
Zhang Song (Yongnian); Lived AD ?–212
Officer of Liu Zhang and Shu. Aided Liu Bei in Ba-Shu. Angered Cao Cao in Sanguo Yanyi.
Appearances: 60, 62, 63
Zhang Yi (Bogong); Lived AD ?–264
Urged Jiang Wei to concentrate on internal affairs. Strict governor, it caused revolt.
Appearances: 64, 65, 71, 80, 81, 8790, 9395, 97, 99103, 109, 110, 113117, 119
Zhang Yi (Junsi); Lived AD 157–230
Looked after affairs when Zhuge Liang was at war. Held hostage by Wu.
Appearances: 91
Zhang Zhu; Lifespan Unlisted
Reported Cao Cao’s arrival at Hanzhong, needed rescuing by Zhao Yun after being wounded.
Appearances: 71
Zhang Zun; Lived AD ?–263
Advised Zhuge Shan not to ride out, killed by Deng Ai’s attack.
Appearances: 117
Zhao Fan; Lifespan Unlisted
Offered his sister-in-law to Zhao Yun, who refused as Yun doubted Fan’s loyalty.
Appearances: 52
Zhao Guang; Lifespan Unlisted
Died during an expedition under Jiang Wei.
Appearances: 97
Zhao Lei; Lived ?–219
Said to be loyal and trust-worthy, he died fighting Wu with Guan Yu and Guan Ping.
Appearances: 73, 76, 77
Zhao Rong; Lifespan Unlisted
Fought at Yiling, in the novel fights in two northern campaigns.
Appearances: 81, 84
Zhao Tong; Lifespan Unlisted
Eldest son of Zhao Yun. Inherited his father’s title.
Appearances: 97
Zhao Yun (Zilong); Lived AD c.168–229
Served Shu. Highly trusted by Liu Bei. Fourth of the Five Tiger Generals.
Appearances: 7, 11, 21, 28, 31, 3436, 3943, 45, 4954, 56, 57, 60, 61, 63, 65, 7073, 77, 80, 81, 8496, 97
Zhao Zhi; Lived Unlisted–
Versed in the Book of Changes. Wei Yan consulted him about a dream.
Appearances: 104
Zhao Zuo; Lifespan Unlisted
Joined in the petition for Liu Bei to become Emperor.
Appearances: 80
Zhou Cang; Lived AD ?–219
Yellow Scarves leader turned subordinate of Guan Yu. Fictional.
Appearances: 28, 31, 49, 63, 65, 66, 74, 77
Zhou Qun (Zhongzhi); Lifespan Unlisted
Predicted the Han’s fall, Liu Biao’s death, success with pain at Hanzhong among others.
Appearances: 65
Zhu Bao; Lived AD ?–225
Rebelled against Shu with Yong Kai and Gao Ding. Killed when Gao Ding defected.
Appearances: 87
Zhuge Jun; Lifespan Unknown
Zhuge Liang’s younger brother, worked his way up in Shu.
Appearances: 3638
Zhuge Liang (Kongming); Lived AD 181–234
Mastermind of Shu’s rise as a great power. Also known as ‘Sleeping Dragon’.
Appearances: 9 [p], 3546, 4857, 6067, 7073, 7682, 84103, 104, 105106, 111, 113, 115117, 119, 120
Zhuge Shang; Lived AD 246–263
Died with his father on the battlefield against Deng Ai at only nineteen years old.
Appearances: 117, 118
Zhuge Zhan (Siyuan); Lived AD 227–263
Zhuge Liang’s son. Died along with his son defending Shu from Deng Ai.
Appearances: 105, 117, 118
Zhuo Ying; Lifespan Unlisted
Sent to reinforce Zhang Ren, surrendered to Zhao Yun when Zhang Ren was captured.
Appearances: 64, 65
Zong Yu (Deyan); Lived c.187–263
Shu official. Sent to Wu to ask about Wu’s increased border guard after Zhuge Liang died.
Appearances: 105

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