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Lu Xun (Chinese: 陸遜) is a supporting character in the 14th-century Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by the late Luo Guanzhong, and its multiple adaptations. He is a loyal politician who was known to served Sun Quan in the Wu Empire. He is praised as a dexterous individual whose strategies prevailed over Guan Yu and Liu Bei's tactics. An ailing Lu Meng recognized his talents and specifically recommended him as a suitable successor. Lu Xun has would be continue to perform admirably in his services until he was dragged into the internal dispute for the throne by his lord's successor. He is a playable character in the Dynasty Warriors video game series.

Biography

Lu Xun named Yi belongs to the Lu family, an important clan in Wu County (present-day Suzhou, Jiangsu Province). After his parents dies, Lu Xun become an orphan who adopted by his grand uncle Lu Kang, administrator of Lujiang County. Although Lu Xun is considered to be a brilliant strategist who has a good relationship with each other, he can actually pursue their waywardness and grievances. Yuan Shu is a powerful warlord who have decided to strengthen his position further south. In anticipation of an attack, Lu Xun is sent to Wu County where he is raised by the sons of Lu Kang. But later on, Lu Xun was joined Sun Quan, the young leader who inherited the territory (Jiangdong), from his elder brother Sun Ce worried about that he let go of those inner hearts and make Lu Xun marry his daughter.

Later that year, Sun Ce was murdered by Xu Gong, Lu Xun often thinks of better dependence when he entertains others, but only can pay attention to this view and and implement it, even he should not be wronged. He officiates as a minor official and then as commander military settlements in northern Hangzhou Bay. Lu Xun was surely defeated the rebel Pan Lin and reformed agriculture, which encouraged him in the region. Lu Xun decided to make himself lonely, feeling entangled and win his own mind, he also submits many Shanyue tribes that he attracts by his good government, or submits them by force. The latter always incited to revolt by the warlord Cao Cao, whose aim is to destabilize the region and state of Sun Quan. For these facts, he is often commissioned as "Colonel who establishes power".

After Zhou Yu's death, Wu commander Lu Meng was to conquer the Jing province. The province is guarded by Guan Yu, a veteran general and sworn brother of Liu Bei. For the reason, Lu Meng is get back to the capital and appoints Lu Xun, but sends several letters to Guan Yu to let him down. The above-named wanted to open a new front against Cao Cao, who already at war against Liu Bei to the east is launching into an attack against the Wei, from the south. When Lu Xun arrived at Fan Castle in an attempt to receive the entire weapon and facing Guan Yu, he told them by the way that Sun Quan express these thinking skills without being annoyed. At that time, the armies definitely reply and not disapproved, Lu Xun know that everything it was done in the future would be stressful.

Taking advantage of this move, Lu Meng attacks Guan Yu, and Lu Xun attacks the province and defeats the few remaining forces to defend the latter. For his role and participation, he is a general and enjoys extensive military power in the conquered Jing Province. Liu Bei entered the war battle against Sun Quan, to avenge Guan Yu and Zhang Fei's death, but especially to recover Jing Province. Lu Xun is then promoted to the position of major commander of the Wu army. Adopting a defensive policy at Yiling, he is harassed by officials who envy his success and his generals, who would like a counterattack, he uses land and climate to his advantage. Liu Bei's forces are all spring and summer stationed. Suffering from heat and a slow supply line due to remoteness, Liu Bei repositions his encampments near the Yangtze River.

Lu Xun along with Zhu Ran and the most Wu armies is always agreed to set fire into their campaigns. Liu Bei's forces themselves avoid capture, are almost annihilated and leave a lot of equipment on site. After the Battle of Yiling and restored Wu alliance and Shu alliance, Lu Xun enjoys immense prestige and controls the Jing Province on behalf of Sun Quan. He also becomes his personal advisor, advising him on his governance and giving his approval for military campaigns. Wei commander Cao Xiu led the armies to attack Wu, Zhou Fang went to Wei camp and against them, even if Cao Xiu would count. However, Sun Quan give Lu Xun a yellow axe and personally hurriedly helped him to get on the horse, sent him to attacked Wei, Cao Xiu knew that he have been deceived and had a lot of warriors and horses.

When Lu Xun was the middle and Zhu Huan and Quan Cong were the left and right wings, the three roads entered the army. The two sides fought in Shiting, defeated Cao Xiu and Wei's 100,000 soldiers and horses in one fell swoop, seized more than 10,000 vehicles. Cao Xiu was fortunate enough to escape, but soon died in resentment. When Lu Xun and Zhuge Jin attacked Xiangyang, then Han Bian reported to the court. On the way, he encountered enemies on the way and the enemy forces captured Han Bian. Zhuge Jin was very scared that when he listening, Lu Xun did not reply after receiving the report, Zhuge Jin wants to know that Lu Xun is resourceful and conscientious. Lu Xun wants to know that the enemies has already driven and no longer have to plan for it, but they will concentrate on deal with them.

These enemies have guarded the key points, many warriors have been dispatched for a long time. They should first calm down and stabilize the troops and used their tricks to withdraw from the area. When Sun Quan assumed the title of Emperor of Wu, Lu Xun became grand guardian of the heir apparent, Sun Deng. After Gu Yong dies, Lu Xun became a imperial chancellor. In the last years of his life, he is caught in the turmoil of the estate, much like many Wu officials. Indeed, Sun Deng is dead, and two other sons of Sun Quan, Sun He, and Sun Ba quarrel for succession. Lu Xun supports Sun He and is therefore harshly repressed by Sun Quan, who exiles him, Lu Xun is no longer punish them and continued to made his work. However, after this, Lu Xun died of illness, he was succceeded by his sons.

Trivia

  • Historically, things were already starting to go south in his final years, as Sun Quan became increasingly stubborn and unwilling to heed his advice as he himself grew older. In fact, it is very likely that the stress of Sun Quan's stubbornness and arrogance played a role in Lu Xun's death. Lu Xun himself, however, stuck to his own beliefs till the very end.
  • Lu Xun is one of the recurring boss characters in the Knights of Valour series.

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