- “The Shiyu says: Liu Bei lived in Fancheng and Liu Biao 劉表 treated him very well. But Liu Biao was a person who never trusted people much so he invited Liu Bei to a dinner party. Kuai Yue 蒯越 and Cai Mao 蔡瑁 wanted to use this occasion to capture Liu Bei. Liu Bei found out, excused himself, and left on his horse named Hex Mark (dílú 的盧). To the west of Xiangyang 襄阳, there was a river called the Tan 檀 river, where Liu Bei was trapped. Liu Bei shouted, ‘Hex Mark, danger has come, you have to try your best’. The horse jumped up three zhang and cleared the river. The pursuing troops arrived and shouted, ‘Why did you leave so quickly?’”
Fact vs. FictionEdit
- ...Hex Mark was not known as a horse that brought disaster to its owner.
- ...Hex Mark did not once belong to the fictional Zhang Wu.
- ...Pang Tong did not ride Hex Mark when he was killed during the campaign to take Yi province.