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Zhen Luo (Zhen Ji ("Ji" literally means "lady"))

Zhen Luo (183?-221), formally Empress Wenzhao (literally, "the civil and diligent empress") was the first wife of Cao Wei's first emperor, Cao Pi -- although she was never empress while she was alive. She was posthumously honored as an empress because her son Cao Rui later became emperor.

Early life and marriage to Yuan Xi
Zhen Luo was from Zhongshan Commandery (roughly modern Baoding, Hebei). It is not known when she was born. Her father Zhen Yi was a commandery governor, but died when she was only two years old. Despite her father's early death, her family remained wealthy, and during the wars at the end of Han Dynasty her family became locally important in famine relief for the poor. Zhen Luo was personally involved in famine relief and gained the praise of many people.

When Zhen Luo became older (although it is not known what year), Yuan Shao, the warlord in control of Ji Province (roughly modern Hebei) became aware of her reputation and beauty, and successfully married her to his son Yuan Xi. When Yuan Shao later sent Yuan Xi to be the governor of You Province (roughly modern Beijing, Tianjin, and western Liaoning), however, she did not accompany him but remained at the Yuan clan's headquarters at Yecheng to serve her mother-in-law. Yuan Xi and Zhen Luo do not appear to have had any children.

Marriage to Cao Pi
Yuan Shao was defeated by Cao Cao at the Battle of Guandu in 200, and died in 202. After his death, his sons Yuan Tan and Yuan Shang became involved in internecine struggles over their father's vast domain. Cao Cao played the two brothers off against each other and eventually conquered all of the Yuans' territory. During the campaign against the Yuans, Cao Cao captured Yecheng in 204, and his son Cao Pi, upon seeing Lady Zhen, became obsessed with her beauty. Even though her husband Yuan Xi was still alive at this point (and would remain so until 207), Cao Pi forced her into marriage. Eight months later, she gave birth to Cao Rui -- leading to incessant gossip that Cao Rui was actually biologically Yuan Xi's son, not Cao Pi's, although that appeared to be rather unlikely given that Yuan Xi had been away from Yecheng for quite some time before the marriage.

Nevertheless, the rumors became a source of tension between Cao Pi and Lady Zhen. Cao Pi's other favorite, Guo Nüwang, took full advantage of the rumors to increase the tension. Eventually, Lady Zhen lost favor with Cao Pi. When he forced Emperor Xian of Han to abdicate and established Cao Wei in 220, he set up his capital at Luoyang but did not summon Lady Zhen from Yecheng to join him. Lady Zhen's upset at this was reported by Lady Guo, further angering Cao Pi. In 221, he sent messengers to force her to commit suicide. Lady Guo became empress the next year.

Later developments
After Lady Zhen's son Cao Rui became emperor in 226, he honored her posthumously as an empress, although he also honored Empress Guo as empress dowager. In 235, Empress Guo died under controversial circumstances -- with many historians believing that Cao Rui had found out her role in Lady Zhen's death and forced her to commit suicide.

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Many popular stories speculated that the reason for Lady Zhen's death was that she carried on an affair with Cao Pi's brother Cao Zhi -- a speculation not supported by evidence. Some more fantastical accounts alleged that she had an affair with his father Cao Cao as well. These accounts generally allege that a poem generally attributed to Cao Zhi, dedicated to the goddess of Luo River, was actually dedicated to Zhen Luo.

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Diaochan

Diaochan (pinyin: Diāochán) was one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. She was said to have been born in 169 AD. Unlike the other three beauties, she never appears in any historical writings known to exist and is quite possibly a fictional character. According to historical records, Lü Bu did have relations with a maid of Dong Zhuo's; however, there is no evidence that this person's name was Diaochan; in fact, it is extremely unlikely that it was, because "Diào" is and was not commonly used as a Chinese family name, and "diàochán" likely referred to sable (diào) tails and jade decorations in the shape of cicadas (chán), which at the time adorned the hats of high-level officials.

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Diaochan is in the classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, in which she assisted in a plot by the official Wang Yun to persuade the warrior Lü Bu to kill his adopted father, the tyrannical warlord Dong Zhuo. She did this by becoming Dong Zhuo's concubine but also Lü Bu's betrothed, then manipulating the two through their jealousy and her charm. Dong Zhuo's tactician, Li Ru, saw that the dancing girl was driving both the lord and the warrior mad, so he proposed that Dong Zhou give Diaochan to Lü Bu instead of fighting over her. Upon hearing this he threatened Li Ru with death and stated that no warrior was worth what Diaochan was to him. Diaochan had Lü Bu wrapped around her finger.

She told him that being with Dong Zhuo made her unhappy and wished to only be with him. Lü Bu was outraged and went to Wang Yun to plot Dong Zhuo's death. Lü Bu had to escape shortly after killing Dong Zhuo and he lost a battle to Dong Zhuo's generals. He did, however, meet up with Diaochan once more. Diaochan followed Lü Bu during his time as a rogue leader until he took Cao Cao's castle of Puyang. Together they traveled the land until Lü Bu was later killed when Cao Cao's forces conquered his base, Xiapi. There is no mention of Diaochan in the novel after this.

In one Yuan Dynasty play, Diao Chan is introduced to Guan Yu by his 'brother' Zhang Fei after the death of Lü Bu, but instead of accepting her as the spoils of war, Guan Yu decapitates her with his sword. This event does not appear either on the history records or the novel itself, but is propagated through mass media such as operas and storytelling. There is also another idea of what happened to Diaochan. There is also a source that says she did meet Guan Yu, but he let her become a nun. After hearing this, Cao Cao wanted to take her as his own. When the news reached Diaochan, however, she committed suicide.
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wow kool i knew diao chan was not her real name forgot where i read it from tho
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Aw..I thought Diao Chan died by age
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its kinda werid that they say guan yu cut her head off tho O_O
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Sun Shang Xiang


Lady Sun, or more famously Sun Shangxiang (traditional Chinese: 孫尚香; simplified Chinese: 孙尚香; pinyin: Sūn Shàngxiāng) as she is called in Chinese opera and in contemporary culture, lived during the Three Kingdoms era of China. She was the only daughter of the warlord, Sun Jian. She had five brothers, the most notable being the two eldest, Sun Ce and Sun Quan, both of whom subsequently became rulers of Eastern Wu. She is often depicted as a tomboy, as she received extensive martial arts training and her maidservants all wielded weapons, which was strange for her time.

She was wed to Liu Bei as his third wife, supposedly to secure the alliance between Sun Quan and Liu Bei. When Liu Bei turned west to attack the land of Sichuan, Sun Quan sent ships to bring her back.


LIFE

Sister of the founding Emperor of Eastern Wu (Sun Quan), Lady Sun was the only recorded daughter of Sun Jian and Lady Wu. Sun Jian had two other daughters bore by consorts, older than Sun Shangxiang, who were recorded. One daughter was married to Hong Zi and highly respected the abilities of Zhuge Jin. The other was bore by a Lady Chen, who possibly was a concubine, and married Pan Mi.

Although history never recorded the given name of Lady Sun (or any of her sisters), in legends, she is commonly referred by the name Sun Shangxiang. She was a woman of strong personality and this is shown in events throughout her life. The biography of Fa Zheng tells that she had the courage and energy of her brothers.

In 209, she was given to Liu Bei to marry as a part of an alliance between Eastern Wu and Shu Han. At the time, Lady Sun was a little over twenty years of age but because of the marriage, she took general control over his household as well as guardianship over his son and heir Liu Shan. This is because both of Liu Bei’s former wives had already died of natural causes. Because Lady Sun was accompanied by more than a hundred female attendants, all of whom are capable of bearing arms, whenever Liu Bei visited her, he was scared. No children are recorded between them.

Two years later, however, in 211, there was tension within the Wu-Shu Alliance over the affairs of Jingzhou. It was at this time when Sun Shangxiang returned to her brother’s court. According to Zhao Yun’s biography, Lady Sun attempted to take Liu Shan with her but was stopped by Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun himself. Through negotiations by the two generals, Lady Sun surrendered the young heir before she journeyed downriver to Jiangdong. It is through this event that the marriage and alliance effectively ended. She never met Liu Bei again, and presumedly never remarried.


IN ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

In the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, she is named Sun Ren (孫仁), possibly a corruption of her name Sun Renxian (孫仁獻) as recorded in the unofficial history Hanjin Chunqiu. Her character in the novel is very fiery and determined; however, the footnotes of the novel state that she was considered a handful to deal with and Liu Bei's officers had to keep an eye on her to make sure she wasn't running amok in the capital.

The Eastern Wu ruler, Sun Quan, invited Liu Bei, ruler of Jingzhou at the time, to travel to Wu. Liu Bei was told that the purpose of the visit was to marry Sun Shangxiang and to strengthen their alliance with the deed. However, the marriage proposal turned out to be a nearly lethal trap created by the Eastern Wu strategist, Zhou Yu. The plan was to lure Liu Bei into Wu unarmed, and then hold him against his will. In turn, Wu would demand Jingzhou as a ransoming price. Luckily, Liu Bei got word of the plot early on and fled back to Shu with Sun Shangxiang. But on the way back, the two were stopped by Wu guards that had orders to recapture Liu Bei at all costs. Sun Shangxiang's tearful scolding was what enabled the couple to escape freely. It is believed that Sun Shangxiang fell in love with Liu Bei hereafter.

After the first plan failed, Sun Quan spread fake news that Lady Wu, Sun Shangxiang's mother, was extremely ill and wished to see her daughter and step-grandson, Liu Shan. Sun Quan planned to then capture Liu Shan and hold him captive, once more asking for Jingzhou in return for the boy's freedom. Very distressed, Sun Shangxiang attempted to leave with her stepson. However, Zhao Yun blocked the way and retrieved Liu Shan. Undeterred, Sun Shangxiang travelled on back to Eastern Wu where she would remain for the remainder of her life. Upon learning of Liu Bei's death at the Battle of Yiling, she rode out to a forest and threw herself in a river. There is no historical record of this event.
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Sun Shang Xiang


Lady Sun, or more famously Sun Shangxiang (traditional Chinese: 孫尚香; simplified Chinese: 孙尚香; pinyin: Sūn Shàngxiāng)
as she is called in Chinese opera and in contemporary culture, lived during the Three Kingdoms era of China. She was the only daughter of the warlord, Sun Jian. She had five brothers, the most notable being the two eldest, Sun Ce and Sun Quan, both of whom subsequently became rulers of Eastern Wu. She is often depicted as a tomboy, as she received extensive martial arts training and her maidservants all wielded weapons, which was strange for her time.

She was wed to Liu Bei as his third wife, supposedly to secure the alliance between Sun Quan and Liu Bei. When Liu Bei turned west to attack the land of Sichuan, Sun Quan sent ships to bring her back.


LIFE

Sister of the founding Emperor of Eastern Wu (Sun Quan), Lady Sun was the only recorded daughter of Sun Jian and Lady Wu. Sun Jian had two other daughters bore by consorts, older than Sun Shangxiang, who were recorded. One daughter was married to Hong Zi and highly respected the abilities of Zhuge Jin. The other was bore by a Lady Chen, who possibly was a concubine, and married Pan Mi.

Although history never recorded the given name of Lady Sun (or any of her sisters), in legends, she is commonly referred by the name Sun Shangxiang. She was a woman of strong personality and this is shown in events throughout her life. The biography of Fa Zheng tells that she had the courage and energy of her brothers.

In 209, she was given to Liu Bei to marry as a part of an alliance between Eastern Wu and Shu Han. At the time, Lady Sun was a little over twenty years of age but because of the marriage, she took general control over his household as well as guardianship over his son and heir Liu Shan. This is because both of Liu Bei’s former wives had already died of natural causes. Because Lady Sun was accompanied by more than a hundred female attendants, all of whom are capable of bearing arms, whenever Liu Bei visited her, he was scared. No children are recorded between them.

Two years later, however, in 211, there was tension within the Wu-Shu Alliance over the affairs of Jingzhou. It was at this time when Sun Shangxiang returned to her brother’s court. According to Zhao Yun’s biography, Lady Sun attempted to take Liu Shan with her but was stopped by Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun himself. Through negotiations by the two generals, Lady Sun surrendered the young heir before she journeyed downriver to Jiangdong. It is through this event that the marriage and alliance effectively ended. She never met Liu Bei again, and presumedly never remarried.


IN ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

In the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, she is named Sun Ren (孫仁), possibly a corruption of her name Sun Renxian (孫仁獻) as recorded in the unofficial history Hanjin Chunqiu. Her character in the novel is very fiery and determined; however, the footnotes of the novel state that she was considered a handful to deal with and Liu Bei's officers had to keep an eye on her to make sure she wasn't running amok in the capital.

The Eastern Wu ruler, Sun Quan, invited Liu Bei, ruler of Jingzhou at the time, to travel to Wu. Liu Bei was told that the purpose of the visit was to marry Sun Shangxiang and to strengthen their alliance with the deed. However, the marriage proposal turned out to be a nearly lethal trap created by the Eastern Wu strategist, Zhou Yu. The plan was to lure Liu Bei into Wu unarmed, and then hold him against his will. In turn, Wu would demand Jingzhou as a ransoming price. Luckily, Liu Bei got word of the plot early on and fled back to Shu with Sun Shangxiang. But on the way back, the two were stopped by Wu guards that had orders to recapture Liu Bei at all costs. Sun Shangxiang's tearful scolding was what enabled the couple to escape freely. It is believed that Sun Shangxiang fell in love with Liu Bei hereafter.

After the first plan failed, Sun Quan spread fake news that Lady Wu, Sun Shangxiang's mother, was extremely ill and wished to see her daughter and step-grandson, Liu Shan. Sun Quan planned to then capture Liu Shan and hold him captive, once more asking for Jingzhou in return for the boy's freedom. Very distressed, Sun Shangxiang attempted to leave with her stepson. However, Zhao Yun blocked the way and retrieved Liu Shan. Undeterred, Sun Shangxiang travelled on back to Eastern Wu where she would remain for the remainder of her life. Upon learning of Liu Bei's death at the Battle of Yiling, she rode out to a forest and threw herself in a river. There is no historical record of this event.

KOOL ssx is a real archer XD
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WoW !! Sun Shang Xiang looks ptretty
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WoW !! Sun Shang Xiang looks ptretty


lol yep she sure do XD
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Sun Shang Xiang , yep she looks pretty . I like her skin's glow . Anyways , going to post another dynasty warrior woman character here .
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Huang Yue Ying


Huang Yueying (? - 234) is the fictional name for the wife of the Shu strategist Zhuge Liang, and daughter of Huang Chengyan. Her true name is unknown, as no name for Zhuge Liang's wife survives in history.

IN FOLKLORE
The lack of historical information about Zhuge Liang's wife did not prevent folk traditions from creating a name and a personality for her -- now so well known that popularly. She was known to be quite unattractive, but this was a rumor she spread so men would admire her for the abilities she carried and not her beauty. It is said that she was extraordinarily plain, but was very talented. The only man who could see past her ruse was Zhuge Liang. Zhuge Liang pursued her when he heard tales of her wisdom.

Zhuge Liang married her before he joined Liu Bei. She was never thought of as a great beauty, and her father even said she wasn't beautiful; therefore when Zhuge Liang asked for her hand in marriage everyone was surprised. He simply stated that he married her not for her beauty but for her wits.

She and Zhuge Liang had one son, Zhuge Zhan, and two grandsons, Zhuge Shang and Zhuge Jing. They adopted a son from Zhuge Liang's brother, Zhuge Jin of Wu. His name was Zhuge Qiao, and Zhuge Qiao had a son, Zhuge Pan, but eventually he was restored as the son of Jin.

She died after the Battle of Wuzhang Plains. Her last words were (to her son Zhuge Zhan) "Son, be filial and have piety".
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Huang Yue Ying


Huang Yueying (? - 234)
is the fictional name for the wife of the Shu strategist Zhuge Liang, and daughter of Huang Chengyan. Her true name is unknown, as no name for Zhuge Liang's wife survives in history.

IN FOLKLORE
The lack of historical information about Zhuge Liang's wife did not prevent folk traditions from creating a name and a personality for her -- now so well known that popularly. She was known to be quite unattractive, but this was a rumor she spread so men would admire her for the abilities she carried and not her beauty. It is said that she was extraordinarily plain, but was very talented. The only man who could see past her ruse was Zhuge Liang. Zhuge Liang pursued her when he heard tales of her wisdom.

Zhuge Liang married her before he joined Liu Bei. She was never thought of as a great beauty, and her father even said she wasn't beautiful; therefore when Zhuge Liang asked for her hand in marriage everyone was surprised. He simply stated that he married her not for her beauty but for her wits.

She and Zhuge Liang had one son, Zhuge Zhan, and two grandsons, Zhuge Shang and Zhuge Jing. They adopted a son from Zhuge Liang's brother, Zhuge Jin of Wu. His name was Zhuge Qiao, and Zhuge Qiao had a son, Zhuge Pan, but eventually he was restored as the son of Jin.

She died after the Battle of Wuzhang Plains. Her last words were (to her son Zhuge Zhan) "Son, be filial and have piety".

i wonder how she die thou O_o
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Me too . I was wondering the same thing . I can post any character you want every time I online . Is that okay with all of you?
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Me too . I was wondering the same thing . I can post any character you want every time I online . Is that okay with all of you?


yep its ok post 1 up for zhang he plz even tho i read about it already XD
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