Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三国演义 Anime, Mandarin
After Liu Bei left Cao Cao, Cao Cao sent troops to attack Liu Bei. Liu Bei’s brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei captured Cao Cao’s generals Wang Zhong and Liu Dai respectively. It was learned that Cao Cao bluffed, but actually cantoned his troops in Liyang to focus on the north of the river. After that, Cao Cao recaptured Zhang Xiu and Jia Da, so as to hold Liu Bei and Yuan Shao’s forces. Dong Cheng, the uncle of the state in Xudu, took the imperial edict and united with the people to kill Cao Cao. In the first month of the fifth year of Jian’an, Dong Cheng’s murder of Cao Cao failed, and the doctor Ji Ping died after hitting a pillar, Cao killed Dong Guifei, and Dong Cheng was killed along with others involved in the incident.
In the following year, Cao Cao pacified Ma Teng of Xiliang and sent troops to attack Xuzhou. In February, he personally led the elite troops to attack Liu Bei in the east, quickly occupied Pei County, turned to attack Xiapi and forced Guan Yu to surrender. Liu Bei’s whole army was defeated and fled to the north of the river to join Yuan Shao.
In February of Jian’an Year 5, he marched to Liyang and attempted to cross the river to seek a duel with the main force of Cao’s army. He first sent Yan Liang to attack Baima to secure the main force to cross the river. At this time, Xun You, a strategist, thought that Yuan Shao had many soldiers and suggested that he should attack the west by sounding out the east to scatter his forces. Yuan Shao did divide his troops into Yanjin. Guan Yu killed Yan Liang and returned with his head, and Yuan’s army was defeated. Yuan Shao sent Wen Chou and Liu Bei to continue to chase Cao’s army. Cao Cao ordered his soldiers to dismount their horses and throw their provisions to the side of the road. Yuan’s army was tricked, Cao’s army attacked and Guan Yu killed Wen Chou. Later, Yan Liang and Wen Chou were killed in one battle, and Yuan Shao was frustrated. At this time, Liu Bei knew that Guan Yu was at Yuan Shao’s place, so he asked Sun Qian to send a letter to Guan Yu, who went a thousand miles to escort the two wives and looked for his brother. Finally, the brothers met in the ancient city and renewed the righteousness of the Peach Garden.