Webcomic / Tales From The Middle Kingdom

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Tales from the Middle Kingdom is a webcomic based on the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三國演義), which describes the military and political turmoil in China at the end of the Han Dynasty (A.D. 169-290), when the country was divided into three states.

The comic is drawn in traditional Chinese brush painting style.

Tropes:

  • Blade on a Stick: Guan Yu's legendary weapon guandao, is probably anachronistic – the earliest record of this type of weapon did not appear until more than 700 years later in the Song Dynasty.
  • Blood Brothers: Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei swore alliance to each other in the peach garden.
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: Emperor Ling's ten favorite eunuchs, known as the ten regular attendants, brought the old dynasty to its knees with their corrupt ways.
  • Tempting Fate: Here's this gem as He Jin is about to attack the eunuchs alone.
    He Jin: Every soldier in the realm is under my autority.
    Dong Zhuo has two hundred thousand men not a day's march outside this city, ready to strike at my command.

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