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Guo Tu: When Yuan Shao was considering attacking Cao Cao, Guo Tu argued that they should ally with Liu Bei to attack, and that they must have good reason to attack. Later, after Guan Yu has killed Wen Chou, Guo Tu and Shen Pei advise Yuan Shao to execute Liu Bei, which Liu Bei evades. When Liu Bei persuades Yuan Shao to allow him to try to get help from Liu Biao, and Jian Yong persuades Yuan Shao to allow him to watch Liu Bei and make sure that he does what he was been ordered to, Guo Tu…

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Tian Kai (???-199 AD). Tian Kai was one of Gongsun Zan's most trusted officers and likely his fifth best leader after Zhao Yun, Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei. In 191 AD, when Yuan Shao and Gongsun Zan went to blows over Ji, historical records say Tian Kai was chosen both for the planned attack on Han Fu (which never happened) and the opening battle with Yuan Shao (which most certainly did!). While the war as a whole was unsuccessful, Tian Kai was able to grab the northern part of Qing…

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(From left to right) Zhang Fei, Liu Bei, and Guan Yu are the three great warriors of the Shu Han Dynasty from the historical Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

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