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Wu
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Historical Information
Location: Areas south of Chang Jiang, capital at Jiankang
Start: 222
End: 280
Major General(s): Cheng Pu
Gan Ning
Lu Meng
Lu Xun
Zhu Ran
Major Battle(s) Wujun
Chibi
Fancheng
Yiling
Dongkou
Hefei Castle

Wu (呉), also known as Sun Wu (孫呉) or Eastern Wu (東吳), is one of the three influential kingdoms in Dynasty Warriors, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Tactics, and Kessen II. In Dynasty Warriors and their other appearances, the country is symbolized by the color red or a tiger. In Kessen II and early Romance of the Three Kingdoms titles, they are symbolized by the color blue.

The kingdom's territory was originally ruled by different governors in the south. They were conquered by the smaller Sun family. Thanks to the influence of the Four Families of Wu, the Sun family was able to establish their rule.

Rulers

  1. Sun Jian (posthumously)
  2. Sun Ce (posthumously)
  3. Sun Quan (222 ~ 252 AD)
  4. Sun Liang (252 ~ 258 AD) - Sun Quan's youngest son
  5. Sun Xiu (258 ~ 264 AD) - Sun Quan's sixth son
  6. Sun Hao (264 ~ 280 AD) - Sun He's son

Other Figures

  • Sun Qiang - Sun Jian's older brother, style name was Shengtai. All that is clearly known is that he lost his wife while he was still young and that his descendants went into royalty.
  • Sun Jing - Sun Jian's younger brother who helped his brother's campaigns.
  • Sun Yi - Sun Jian's third son.
  • Sun Kuang - Sun Jian's fourth son, style name was Jizuo. To quell the discontentments between Sun Quan and Cao Cao's forces following Sun Ce's passing, he married Cao Cao's niece. He had no other listed accomplishments, but his descendants were able to prosper. According to the Jiangbiao Zhuan, he made a grave error in the Battle of Dongkou. As punishment, he was deprived of the Sun name and sent to prison, which doubled as the spot where he died.
  • Sun Lang - Sun Jian's illegitimate son, mother unknown. Also known as Sun Ren, which became the given name for Lady Sun in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. When Cao Xiu advanced with troops into Dongkou, he and Lu Fan were able to drive back their invasion. At the same time, however, Sun Lang had accidentally set fire to ally war supplies. Sun Quan was greatly angered by the fault, banished him from royalty, and had him imprisoned. It is said that Sun Lang died while still in jail.
  • Sun Shao - Sun Ce's eldest son.
  • Sun Deng - Sun Quan's eldest son, crowned prince, style name was Zigao. Since his mother came from a poor background, he disciplined himself to be a wise and virtuous individual. When presented with the opportunity to rule, he was aware of his poor status and used illness as an excuse to avoid future disputes. He became archery and study friends with great individuals, such as Zhuge Ke and Zhang Xiu. He helped nurse his father's spirit after Sun Lu's death. As thanks, Sun Quan began to revere Sun Deng's neglected mother. He eventually succumbed to illness at age 33, but not before he informed Sun He that he dearly loved his brothers and father. His son was Sun Jun, who later became a regent.
  • Sun Lu - Sun Quan's second son, married Pan Jun's daughter, style name was Zizhi. Intelligent and bright, he was adored by his father. Sun Quan was advised by Gu Yong to make him ruler, but Sun Quan couldn't bring himself to give Sun Lu such a heavy responsibility and made him perform border patrols instead. Because he was young, he was feared by the people at first. However, Sun Lu ruled his area justly and it thrived in prosperity. Sun Lu passed away during the new year of 232 at age 20 by unknown causes. His death depressed Sun Quan to the point where he cried endlessly and refused to eat.
  • Sun He - Sun Quan's third son, crowned prince, style name was Zixiao. Studied hard since he was young, was known to be courteous, and excelled in horse riding and archery. Also said to have liked gambling. However, he and Sun Ba were favored just as equally by his father. To counter his brother's aggressions and false claims, Sun He gathered a great deal of supporters to oppose his brother. Although he and his supporters apologized for the dispute, Sun Quan didn't accept their words. His father finally decided to end the conflict by separating them, demoting Sun He to a commoner's status to the indignity of his vassals. He was later driven to commit suicide by Sun Jun.
  • Sun Ba - Sun Quan's fourth son, crowned prince, style name was Ziwei. Had to ask twice for his crown, refused the first time by his father. He was favored in a manner that was similar to the other princes, which he and other generals resented. To counter Sun He's presence, he rallied a great deal of followers and caused a split between the followers of the realm. After eight years of wrongful executions and accusations, Sun Quan decided to end the conflict by separating the brothers. He ordered Sun Ba to commit suicide.
  • Sun Fen - Sun Quan's fifth son, style name was Ziyang. Mentored by Lu Dai, but was said to not have the most ideal behavior. After his father's death, Zhuge Ke didn't deem him fit to follow his father and ordered him to report to Wuchang under Yu Zhang. Refused but quickly agreed after the advisor sent him a threatening letter that reprimanded his past behavior. Was rumored to have been involved with Zhuge Ke's death. After hearing a rumor that the grave of his beloved departed wife resembled a general named Zhang Jun, Sun Hao angrily ordered the deaths of Sun Fen and five other people.

Ladies

  • Lady Wu - Sun Jian's known wife, Wu Jing's older sister. Gave birth to his four sons. Called Wu Guotai in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms games.
  • Chen Shi - Sun Jian's daughter, Sun Quan's older sister. Became Pan Jun's child. Her daughter became Pan Mi's wife.
  • Unnamed daughter - Sun Jian's daughter, Sun Quan's older sister. Hong Zi's wife.
  • Lady Sun - Sun Ce and Sun Quan's younger sister, Liu Bei's wife.
  • Two Qiaos - Wives of Sun Ce (only known one) and Zhou Yu.
  • Sun Ce's eldest daughter - Wife of Gu Yong's eldest son, Gu Shao.
  • Lady Sun - Sun Ce's second daughter and Lu Xun's wife.
  • Sun Ce's third daughter - Wife of Zhu Zhi's second son, Zhu Ji.
  • Lady Xie - Sun Quan's first wife, also known as Lady Wu, born in Guiji, Shanying. Quickly lost favor once Lady Xu was introduced and died at a young age. Written to have had a younger brother in the Book of the Later Han.
  • Lady Xu - Sun Quan's second wife, born in Wu, Fuchun. Granddaughter of Sun Jian's younger sister, Xu Gun's daughter. Previously Lu Shang's wife until her first husband's death. Married when Sun Quan was living in Wu and became Sun Deng's foster mother. However, he divorced her due to her jealous character and left her to live in Wu. Suggested to be named empress by Sun Deng and other vassals, but Sun Quan refused. Died of illness after Sun Quan became emperor.
  • Lady Bu - Sun Quan's third wife.
  • Lady Wang - Sun Quan's fourth wife, born in Xuzhou, Langye. Wang Lujiu's daughter, Sun He's biological mother. Dies after being neglected by Sun Ba's group after her son was crowned prince. Posthumously named Empress Dayi by Sun Xiu.
  • Lady Wang - Sun Quan's fifth wife, born in Xuzhou, Nanyang, Sun Xiu's biological mother. Driven out after Sun He became crowned prince and died in Gongan. Posthumously named Empress Jinghuai by Sun Xiu.
  • Lady Pan - Sun Quan's sixth wife, born in Guiji, Juzhang, Sun Liang's biological mother. Father was a government official but committed a crime and was executed. Only one to become empress during her lifetime. Neglected the palace maids and was mysteriously killed in 252. Buried in a mausoleum at Purple Mountain.
  • Lady Yuan - Sun Quan's concubine, Yuan Shu's daughter. After Lady Bu passed away, there was a small movement to make her empress. Lady Pan slandered her to Sun Quan and he killed her in retaliation.
  • Lady He - Sun He's wife and Sun Hao's mother.
  • Lady Quan - Sun Liang's wife.
  • Lady Zhu - Sun Xiu's wife. Sun Luyu and Zhu Ju daughter.
  • Lady Teng - Sun Hao's wife.
  • Xieji - Sun Quan's mistress, Sun Ba's biological mother.
  • Zhongji - Sun Quan's mistress, Sun Fen's biological mother.
  • Unnamed mistress - Sometimes called Lady Zhong due to embroidery from the Six Dynasty painter's period.
  • Sun Luban - Sun Quan's eldest daughter, style name was Dahu, married to Zhou Yu's son, Zhou Xun.
  • Sun Shi (speculative) - Sun Quan's second daughter, married to Liu Zuan. Died young.
  • Sun Luyu - Sun Quan's third daughter, style name was Xiaohu, married to Zhu Ju so she was also known as Princess Zhu. Later married to Liu Zuan.
  • Xushi - Sun Yi's wife.

Vassals

Regent

Zhuge Ke

Sun Jun

Sun Chen

Magnificent Five

The Magnificent Five are five integral generals that Sun Jian noted were his most skilled followers. They were reputed for their thorough knowledge of battle as well as their martial prowess. The four subordinates are given their own unique weapon in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.

  • Sun Jian
  • Cheng Pu - uses a steel-spined spear with a snake-headed blade; called the "Serpent Spear"
  • Huang Gai - uses an iron rod
  • Han Dang - uses a heavy great dao
  • Zu Mao - wields a pair of swords-of-war

Five Wu Elders

The Five Wu Elders or Five Veterans of Wu (吳大老) refers to a group of long-standing and highly respected generals who served Wu faithfully.

Four Families of Wu

The Four Families of Wu (呉郡の四姓) are prestigious and rich families in Wu. They were held in high regard before the Sun family came to rule and their support greatly sustained the kingdom. In the Shishuo Xinyu, each family is additionally characterized with a particular trait. The families, their characteristic, and a few of their successful members are as follows:

Two Zhangs

The Two Zhangs are two advisers recommended to Sun Ce by Zhou Yu on the former's journey to conquer Wu. After much persuasion from Sun Ce himself, the two joined him. It is a common belief that the two are brothers, however, this is not mentioned in historical sources nor explicitly mentioned in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.

  • Zhang Zhao - greatly respected regarding advice on the internal affairs of Wu
  • Zhang Hong - persuaded Sun Quan to change the territory's capital into Jianye, which would later become a foundation for future dynasties

Advisers

  • Bu Zhi
  • Cheng Bing
  • Chen Rong
  • Ding Gu
  • Dong Chao
  • Feng Xi
  • Gu Tan
  • Gu Shao
  • He Zhi
  • Hong Zi
  • Hu Chong
  • Hu Zong
  • Huan Yi
  • Hua He
  • Kan Ze
  • Liang Yu
  • Li Su (style name: Weigong)
  • Lou Xuan
  • Lu Fan
  • Lu Ji
  • Lu Ji
  • Lu Xi
  • Lu Ju
  • Lu Kai
  • Lu Mao
  • Lu Meng
  • Lu Su
  • Lu Yin
  • Meng Zong
  • Pan Jun
  • Pei Xuan
  • Puyang Xing
  • Puyang Yi 
  • Sun Chen
  • Sun Shao (style: Changxu)
  • Teng Yin
  • Wan Yu
  • Wang Fan
  • Wang Bo
  • Wang Dun
  • Wu Can
  • Xue Zong
  • Yan Jun
  • Yin Li
  • Yu Fan
  • Zhang Wen
  • Zhang Yue
  • Zhu En
  • Zhuge Jin
  • Zhuge Ke
  • Zhou Fang
  • Zhou Yu

Generals

Sun Jian's army

  • Bing Zhi
  • Cheng Pu
  • Gongchou Cheng
  • Han Dang
  • Huang Gai
  • Rui Zhi
  • Sun Ben
  • Sun He (adopted into family)
  • Sun Jing
  • Wu Jing
  • Zhu Zhi
  • Zu Mao

Sun Ce's Army

Wu Army

  • Bu Chan
  • Bu Ji
  • Bu Jing
  • Bu Xie
  • Bu Xuan
  • Bing Xuan
  • Cai Gong
  • Cheng Dang
  • Cen Hun
  • Cen Ke
  • Chen Biao
  • Chen Xiu
  • Cheng Zi
  • Chunyu Shi
  • Deng Ju
  • Deng Xuanzhi
  • Ding Feng
  • Ding Feng (younger brother)
  • Fan Jiang
  • Fan Shen
  • Feng Chao
  • Feng Ze
  • Fu Ying
  • Fu Shiren
  • Gan Tai
  • Gan Huai
  • Gan Ning
  • He Da
  • He Du
  • He Jing
  • He Shao
  • Gan Shu
  • Gan Xiu
  • Gao Shang
  • Gao Shou
  • Ge Xuan
  • Gu Li
  • Gu Tan
  • Gu Yong
  • Han Zong
  • Jiang Yi
  • Li Fei
  • Li Heng
  • Li Tong
  • Li Yi
  • Li Yun
  • Liu A
  • Liu Jue
  • Liu Lue
  • Liu Ping
  • Liu Zan
  • Liu Zuan
  • Lou Xuan
  • Lu Dai
  • Lu Jing
  • Lu Ju
  • Lu Kang
  • Lu Kai
  • Lu Shu
  • Luo Tong
  • Mi Fang
  • Ma Zhong
  • Pan Jun
  • Pan Zhang
  • Puyang Xing
  • Quan Cong
  • Quan Duan
  • Quan Ji
  • Quan Jing
  • Quan Pian
  • Quan Xi
  • Quan Yi
  • Quan Yi (Quan Cong's Son)
  • Ren Du
  • Rui Xuan
  • Shi Kuan
  • Shen Ying
  • Sheng Man 
  • Shi Shuo 
  • Shi Yi
  • Song Ding
  • Song Qian
  • Sun Huan
  • Sun Yi
  • Taishi Xiang
  • Tang Zi
  • Tan Xiong
  • Tao Huang
  • Tao Jun
  • Teng Mu
  • Teng Yin
  • Teng Xiu
  • Wang Dun
  • Wang Zuo
  • Wei Miao
  • Wei Zhao
  • Wei Jing
  • Wu Can
  • Wu Jing
  • Wu Yan
  • Wu Yan (style: Shize)
  • Xu Shao
  • Xu Sheng
  • Xue Ying
  • Xue Zong
  • Yan Jun
  • Yu Si
  • Yu Quan
  • Zhang Bu
  • Zhang Cheng
  • Zhang Da
  • Zhang Fen
  • Zhang Wen
  • Zhang Xiu
  • Zhang Zhen
  • Zhen Ji
  • Zhongli Mu
  • Zhou Fang
  • Zhou Shao
  • Zhu Huan
  • Zhu Ji
  • Zhu Yi
  • Zhuge Jin
  • Zhuge Jing (style: Zhongsi)
  • Zhuge Rong

Fictional Followers

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

  • Ge Ding - appeared in chapter 53. Taishi Ci's subordinate who infiltrated Zhang Liao's army. He and his brother were found out and executed.
  • Jia Hua - appeared in chapter 53. Worked together with Song Qian at Hefei and was one of the generals who tried to retrieve Sun Ren in the following chapter.
  • Tan Xiong - appeared in chapter 82. Sun Huan's general. Wounds Zhang Bao's horse at Yiling. Later held captured by Guan Xing and was executed for wounding the horse.
  • Zhou Shan - appeared in chapter 61. Sun Ren's personal assistant. Attacked by Zhang Fei when she tried to return to her home with Liu Shan.

From Other Sources

  • Cao Wenming - original character from Koei.
  • Zhu Wenqin - original character in 100man-nin no Sangokushi. Sun Shangxiang's armed maiden who accompanied her lady after her marriage to Liu Bei.

Relations

Allies

Enemies

  • Nanman
  • Wei (after the Battle of He Fei; after the Battle of Fan Castle)
  • Shu (after Guan Yu's capture and death at the Battle of Fan Castle and Battle of Yiling)
  • Yuan Shu (after declaring himself Emperor)
  • Jin (after Sima Yan overthrows the Wei empire)

See also

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