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.
- 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.