Cai Xun 蔡壎 is a fictional character, presumably created by Luo Guanzhong, who appears in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.


Cai Xun guarded the south road to stop Liu Bei escaping in Cai Mao’s plot but Liu Bei fled west and over the river. Cai Xun later served Wei when Liu Cong surrendered and was at Chibi when Wei attacked Wu’s navy. When Gan Ning issued a challenged, Cai Xun responded but was shot as he approached.[1]



  1. Luo Guanzhong. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, chapters 34, 45, 50.


  • Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中. Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Trans. C. H. Brewitt-Taylor. New York: Tuttle Publishing, 2002.

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