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曹節 - 曹节
|Formally known as Empress Xianmu (獻穆皇后).|
Not to be confused with the eunuch, Cao Jie
Cao Jie (曹節, onyomi: Sō Setsu) is one of Cao Cao's daughters and another of Emperor Xian's imperial consorts. She eventually would become the Eastern Han Dynasty's final empress. When her brother forced Emperor Xian to abdicate, and demanded her for her seal, she remained loyal to the Han and rebuked numerous envoys asking for it.
Role in GamesEdit
Introduced in Sangokushi 12, Cao Jie is a female officer of Wei who has above average stats in politics and intelligence. The game lists her birth year as 190.
Cao Jie was Cao Cao's fourth daughter. Her mother is unknown, but most people speculate that she could have been Lady Bian. In 213, she and her sisters, Cao Xian and Cao Hua, became consorts to Emperor Xian. After Cao Cao had angrily executed Empress Fu Shou for conspiring against him, Cao Jie was gradually escalated to empress to replace her and became known as Empress Xianmu.
According to the Hou Han Shu, Cao Pi demanded her imperial seal when he forced the Emperor to abdicate in 220. The Empress was infuriated and refused to relinquish it. As more envoys were sent the Empress took them all into the chambers. She then proceeded to rebuke them time and time again, before finally tossing the seal onto the floor, her face covered in tears. She shouted to the ministers; "May Heaven not protect your reign!" Those present did not dare to look upon her countenance.