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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chéng Pǔ 程普

Posted by Ricky Chua On 1:44 PM 2 comments
Translated Description:
"Minister spanning 3 Generations 三朝之臣 (sān cháo zhī chén)"

Who is he:
It is Wu kingdom's great fortune to have so many capable and single-mindedly loyal talents aiding the Sun family in their must difficult times. Similar to Han Dang 韩当, Cheng Pu was recruited in the days of Sun Jian 孙坚, and he fought alongside Sun Jian's children till his death. If you are familiar with the ROTK story in the early period, Sun Jian was one of the first to arrive in the captial Luo Yang 洛阳 after forcing Dong Zhuo 董卓 to retreat. It was then that Cheng Pu found the imperial seal in a well. This seal turned out to be the drop of blood that drew the sharks, where Sun Jian was ultimately killed because he had planned to use the seal to wrestle power for himself.

Years later, Cheng Pu served under both Sun Ce 孙策 and Sun Quan 孙权, and was one of the key figures alongside Zhou Yu 周瑜 during the epic battle at Red Cliffs. However his death was incredibly ironic. In a bout of ruthlessness, Cheng Pu decided to burn over one hundred betrayers alive. The smoke and fumes that rose up from the burning bodies poisoned him and he died soon after. Woah!

Character Ability 1: Toxic Pyre 疠火 (lì huǒ)
You can use 1 normal ATTACK 杀 as FIRE ATTACK 火杀. If this FIRE ATTACK causes damage, you lose 1 unit of health after all damage calculations has been concluded. When you use FIRE ATTACK, you can select 1 additional target player.

Character Ability 2: Superior Vintage 醇醪 (chún láo)
When the ending phase of your turn begins, if there are no cards on your character card, you can place any number of ATTACK cards on your character card (these cards are referred to as "VINTAGE"). When a player is on the brink on death, you can discard a VINTAGE card and this is viewed as the player having used WINE 酒.

Ability's relation to story:
Cheng Pu died after he burnt the corpses of hundreds of rebellious Wu troops. It was said that toxic smoke killed him. "Toxic Pyre" refers to his reason of death. The ability allows him to burn multiple enemies by fire, especially powerful with IRON SHACKLES 铁锁链环 (Cheng Pu also participated in the Battle of Red Cliffs). If you deal damage by converted ATTACKs, you would inhale the toxic smoke and lose one unit of health.

"Superior Vintage" refers to the relationship between Zhou Yu and him. It comes from the sentence "与公瑾交,若饮醇醪,不觉自醉: To socialize with Zhou Yu is like drinking wine of the most superior vintage - I feel inebriated (by his talents) without realizing it". 
This ability is very odd. It allows Cheng Pu to heal others by converting his ATTACK to WINE. It clashes with "Toxic Pyre" as they both consume ATTACK cards. Also, why does Cheng Pu have such ability? "Superior Vintage" is used to praise Zhou Yu, not Cheng Pu himself. Perhaps it wants to show Cheng Pu abandoning his hatred (ATTACK) and gain friendship (WINE that can only be used to save people)?

How to obtain this character:
Cheng Pu is available in the 2012 release of OverKnight Fame, otherwise known as OKF2012 (一将成名2012). Click here to purchase now!

2 comments:

  1. This character has recently been released online and proved to be decent in strength. He gets focused on fairly often as he's somewhat of a healer similar to Hua Tuo and Sun Shang Xiang.
    Because he needs Sha to turn into wine, he can do very little in his turn, becoming susceptible to Babarians and Duels.
    He seems to become a lot more useful in the presence of Chains.
    His wine also bypasses Jia Xu's Unmitigated Murder

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  2. Yes, that's true. He is a healer of 4 hp XB

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