Cheng Gongying
Cheng Gongying (ROTK13)
Character Information
Force(s): Han Sui's Forces
Weapon Type: Club (7)
Great sword (8)
Unit Type: Warrior
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 7
Historical Information
Real name:
Chéng Gōngyīng
Chinese name:
Style name:
Chinese name:
Name is also written as Chenggong Ying. Possibly died around 221 or 222.

Cheng Gongying (onyomi: Sei Kōei) is an advisor of Han Sui who later served Wei. He does not appear in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Role in GamesEdit

Cheng Gongying has a minor role in Dynasty Warriors, only appearing in more recent games. In Dynasty Warriors 7, Cheng Gongying leads reinforcements to attack Cao Cao's northern camp at Tong Gate. The subsequent installment has him serve as part of Bian Zhang's rearguard at Liang Province and appear at Tong Gate with reinforcements during mid-battle to advance on Cao Cao's main camp. He also appears at Chang'an in the expansion.

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Cheng Gongying is a more recent addition as well. Compared to other regular Xiliang officers, he is unique in that he also has a high intelligence stat and much higher politics and charisma. Thus, he can also fill an adviser role and use ploys more efficiently against other officers. Additionally to being skilled with cavalry units, some games allow him to handle siege weaponry better than the other Xiliang officers as well.

Historical InformationEdit

Cheng Gongying was born in Jincheng commandery of Liang Province. He was acquainted to Han Sui and joined him during the Liang Province Rebellion against the Han in the late 180's, serving as his adviser. He accompanied him into the war against Cao Cao, where they were defeated at Tong Gate. Han Sui withdrew to the west and resisted Cao Cao's invasion in Hanyang. Eventually, Han Sui's officer Yan Xing revolted and attacked Han Sui. Han Sui wished to seek help from Liu Bei in Yi, but Cheng Gongying advised against it and instead told Han Sui to flee to the Qiang. Han Sui agreed and with the help of the tribes, he was able to repel Yan Xing. However, Han Sui died shortly later, upon which Cheng Gongying surrendered to Cao Cao.

Cheng Gongying was greatly admired by Cao Cao. At one occasion, Cheng Gongying went on a hunting trip with Cao Cao and impressed him by shooting three deer with three arrows. He was also a very loyal person. When Cao Cao asked him if he would be as loyal to him as he had been to Han Sui, Cheng Gongying told him that if Han Sui were still alive, he would have remained by his side. Cao Cao respected him even more for that statement. Cheng Gongying eventually served under Zhang Ji as an Army Advisor. He contributed to the subjugation of Zhang Jin in 220 and several Hu tribes in 221 before he died of natural causes shortly later.