Lu Dai
Lu Dai (DWB)
Character Information
Force(s): Wu
Weapon Type: Great sword (8)
Unit Type: Warrior (7~8)
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 6
Historical Information
Real name:
Lǚ Dài
Chinese name:
呂岱 - 吕岱
Style name:
Chinese name:

Lu Dai (onyomi: Ryo Tai) is an officer of Wu and the governor of Jiao Province. He was known as a wise and respected elder who entered the battlefield despite his advanced age.

Role in GamesEdit

Lu Dai is a recurring officer of Wu who is active during Sun Quan's reign. Later games expand his roles by making him appear in later battles like Dongxing and Hefei Castle.

Historical InformationEdit

Lu Dai was initially designated to be the Inspector of Jiaozhi (present-day Northern Vietnam) by imperial decree after the passing of Shi Xie. His predecessor's son Shi Hui, however, forcibly took his father's position, leaving Lu Dai to rely on the former's cousin Shi Kuang for aid. Shortly after Shi Hui's surrender, he and his accomplices were killed.

During his time in Jiaozhi, Lu Dai was assisted by Wu Can and Xue Zong in dealing with the Shanyue tribes terrorizing Wu's southern provinces. At one point, Yu Fan, who had been exiled to the province, asked Lu Dai to help him convince Sun Quan to not lead an expedition against Gongsun Yuan. However, Lu Dai ignored Yu Fan's instructions.

On his deathbed, Sun Quan decreed that Zhuge Ke would be the new regent. As Zhuge Ke was leaving Wuchang, the more experienced Lu Dai warned the regent to think ten times before acting, fully aware of the younger man's recklessness. Zhuge Ke was incensed by these words and proceeded to state that Ji Wenzi, the student of Confucius, was only told to think twice when he himself stated that he would think thrice before each decision. Lu Dai was unable to respond to the younger man's scathing remarks, but his words would ring true in later years as Zhuge Ke was murdered due to his overaggressive attacks on Wei.

In 256, Lu Dai passed away at the age of 96, giving him the oldest recorded lifespan in the Three Kingdoms period. At the time of his death, he was the Grand Marshal of the Wu army.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit