In this fantasy retelling of the Three Kingdoms history the strategists are people with supernatural abilities, which allow them to control battles. But their power comes at a price: they can never grow up, and remain in child's body forever. In order to fully realize their abilities, each strategist has to team up with a general. They become inseparable, like fish and water.
The story follows young strategist Guo Jia, as he tries to find his place in the turbulent world during the last years of the Han Dynasty.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys
- Damaged Soul: after coming Back from the Dead, Lan still lacks some fragments of his soul. As a result, he partially loses memory and turns into his "Zhao Yun" persona
- Dark and Troubled Past: Xun You
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: many, but especially Xu You. Yuan Shao and Yuan Shang qualify as well.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Guo Jia and Lan.
- Glass Cannon: strategists.
- Historical Fantasy
- Older Than They Look: all strategists, since they are essentially adults who just happen to look like children.
- Psychic Link: generals form a mental bond with their strategists so that they can can understand each other better and communicate during battles.
- Secret Identity: Lan
- He's Got Legs: Xu You (does he love to demonstrate them!)
- Sword and Sorcerer: generals and strategists.
- Tsurime Eyes: Xun Yu, in accordance with his personality.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: while other characters have more or less realistic hair color, Xun You's hair is green.