Jia Xu: Successfully complete Stage 6X: Battle Of Xiapi or Stage 8: Battle Of Mt. This would isolate Yong and Liang provinces from the rest of Wei. Zhang Fei, Guan Yu, Zhao Yun, Ma Chao, and Huang Zhong were still perfectly healthy and all were passed over in favor of Wei Yan. Particularly when coupled with the complete removal of his civil authority. Dian Wei: Successfully complete Stage 3: Battle Of Yan Province. The historical Wei Yan was probably Shu’s best general, though I know that a lot of people would like to argue with that. Really, he’s actually one of Koei’s more admirable characters. And it looks like much of that success was due to Wei Yan’s personal bravery and skill in battle. Well, that’d be just swell. Zhuge Liang fell badly ill and started to hold meetings with his confidants: Fei Yi, Jiang Wei, and Yang Yi. In particular, Wei Yan was still alive and kicking. After Liu Bei’s death, Zhuge Liang tried his hardest to hold Wei Yan back, perhaps fearing that Wei Yan would become a serious political rival if he was too successful. In this way, Zhong Hui was able to take Hanzhong with almost no opposition. Wei Yan is not an inherently bad character. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. In spite of being virtually unknown just five years before this, Wei Yan was given this job. His commandery of birth is often given as Yiyang, which is not exactly right or wrong. General Who Guards the North was an extremely high rank. Basically, Xi Zuochi was a historian who worked for the Eastern Jin dynasty. For Dynasty Warriors 8 on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Jiang Wei vs Wei Yan". He demonstrated a great deal of intelligence and even scholarly learning. The important difference here is that Wei Yan held independent military command for eight years and, in fact, was a general for 12 years by this point. Bailang. The most detailed accounts come from Xi Zuochi’s Han Jin Chunqiu, or Chronicles of Han and Jin. This made Wei Yan the victor of the only significant military engagement in that campaign. Wei Yan himself fled along with his son and some guards. I like the way he spins and twirls around. Eastern Jin was in a similar situation to that of the state of Shu: their emperor was somewhat removed from the founding Imperial line and they needed some historical precedent to justify their authority. Dynasty Warriors 8 cheats, Unlockables, and Codes for PS4. However, Zhuge Liang said that Wei Yan’s plan was too risky and preferred to take a different route to advance. Ma Dai and his soldiers caught them and killed Wei Yan. Now, I’ve heard that Wei Yan got more love in Dynasty Warriors 8. Even fictional sources that typically slander Wei Yan usually make note of his strength, his courage, and the great love he showed for his soldiers. Yang Yi sent Ma Dai to chase them down. A Major to the Army of the Chancellor wasn’t even a general. Wei Yan was furious about this and decided that the best way to stop Yang Yi and the rest from retreating was to get ahead of them and then destroy the road so that they’d have to turn back around and continue the campaign. 2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 (Video Game) Guan Yu / Wei Yan / Narration (Japanese version, voice) 2013 Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Video … While Zhuge Liang expected that he would take Liang province in his upcoming campaign, Shu did not have the province when he gave that title to Wei Yan. After Zhuge Liang’s death, Yang Yi sent Fei Yi to speak with Wei Yan and find out if he would obey the order to retreat (which nobody had discussed with him ahead of time). And one of the first things he did was send a letter to Liu Shan explaining the situation. Wei Yan was certainly one of the most successful commanders in Shu. It’d make these games that much more enjoyable. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. So Xi Zuochi’s writings on the Three Kingdoms were created with the focus of making the state of Shu look superior to Wei in hopes of justifying the claims of its emperors – and, thus, his own dynasty’s claim to power. You know, I thought so for a long time, too. Guo Jia: Successfully complete Stage 6X: Battle Of Xiapi or Stage 7: Battle Of Guandu. Incidentally,  General of the Standard does not appear to be a normal military title – the only other person I’ve ever seen with it is Zhao Yun, so it looks like a title Liu Bei reserved for his special friends. It makes me furious to see such a great general depicted as a man so unintelligent that he cannot even speak a full sentence. But we do know that he had “many military accomplishments” – enough that Liu Bei saw fit to make him a general after Yi province was taken. As Zhuge Liang’s Chief Clerk, he would have had no difficulty forging orders from the man – Yang Yi was probably the one who actually wrote Zhuge Liang’s various orders anyway. Wei Yan And Huang Zhong Also Deserted Han Xuan's Ranks And Joined Up With Liu Bei Instead. “Wei Yan originally worked for Liu Biao.”. Zhuge Liang’s advance did not go as planned, though things appeared to be going well at first. He sent Zhao Yun and Deng Zhi to occupy Jigu as a decoy while he led the main force to attack Mount Qi. Maybe I just missed it by not playing as the right people on the right stage. I’ll also say that I’ve always enjoyed his weapon. As one of Liu Bei's personal retainers, he followed Liu Bei into Yi Province (covering present-day Sichuan and Chongqing) in 212 to attack the warlord Liu Zhang. It is an extremely politically biased work. 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