Barbarian King of Wu Ling 武陵蛮王 (wǔ líng mán wáng)
[Note: Wu Ling is a place in present day Hu Nan province]
Who is he:
This barbarian king is only referred to in the story as Gan Ning 甘宁's killer. He makes such a brief appearance that if you did not pay attention, you wouldn't even know he exists! Sha Mo Ke should not be confused with Meng Huo, as the latter receives more airtime locking heads with Zhu Ge Liang 诸葛亮.
Character ability: Diligent King 勤王 (qín wáng)
Outside of your turn, you can voluntarily suffer damage on behalf of any player other than yourself. For every 1 unit of damage suffered through this ability, you will have +1 damage for your ATTACK 杀 or DUEL 决斗 in your next turn (you must be the source of the damage).
Ability's relation to story:
None whatsoever?? Whether he was diligent as the description says, or that he boldly sacrificed his flesh for his mates, none of this was ever mentioned. No matter. It still makes this character incredibly powerful (unfairly IMO) and a foe you do not want to have!
Additional info based on story:
There is only so much that was mentioned about this barbarian. It appears his crowning achievement was slaying the great Gan Ning, but that did not really take place in historical accounts... In fact it's even arguable if this guy really existed!!!
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