Encyclopedia: Dilu Hex Mark

Diluma [Dilu Horse] (Hex Mark Horse); Tiluma; 的廬馬

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Diluma [Dilu Horse] (Hex Mark Horse) 的廬馬

Game Name:
Hex Mark

Lived: AD ?–214

None Available

Served: Miscellaneous, Liu Biao, Shu

Liu Bei’s horse. Saved Liu Bei at the river Tan. Killed at Fallen Phoenix Slope, along with Pang Tong.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Tiluma
Simplified Chinese: 的庐马

Other Names: Diluma, Dilu Horse, Dilu, Hex Mark

Name Notes: Called ‘Hex Mark’ in Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms. According to the novel and notes, Dílú 的廬 means “target skull” and reference spots on the sides of the horse’s head, hence ‘Hex Mark’.

Family and Relationships

Liu Bei, Liu Biao, Zhang Wu (Owners)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • As his original master, Zhang Wu, was fictional, Dilu is probably fictional as well.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 34, 35, 63, 67


Sanguo Yanyi

Dilu was a horse belonging to the bandit Zhang Wu, who rebelled in southern Jing along with Chen Sun. During a battle with Liu Bei, who had been sent to pacify their rebellion, Zhang Wu was run through by Zhao Yun while riding Dilu, and the horse was taken into Liu Bei’s custody. Bei persented the horse to Liu Biao after returning to the capital of Jingzhou.



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April 10, 2023