- The Eastern Han Dynasty was in the hands of many tyrants. The young emperor only ruled in name, but the actual power was passed from ten eunuchs to Dong Zhuo, and finally to Cao Cao, who set up a kingdom of Wei.
Meanwhile, three sworn brothers -- Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei -- settled in Sichuan region in the name of Shu-Han in order to restore the glory of the dynasty. They received help from the greatest strategist in the era, Zhuge Liang or otherwise known as Kong Ming, and several mighty warriors such as Zhao Yun and Ma Chao.
In the south, a prosperous region ruled by Sun Guan was known as Wu. Together with Wei and Shu, they formed the legendary Three Kingdoms.
Against one another, they battled. Wars of wits and prowess were exchanged. Heroes emerged and were remembered in poems and songs. Cities were taken and reclaimed. At the end, all three kingdoms were united by the Sima family.