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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dà Qiáo 大乔

Posted by Ricky Chua On 2:05 PM 3 comments
Translated description:
"The Flower of few words 矜持之花 (jīn chí zhī huā)"

Wikipedia link: Qiao Sisters Wiki

Who is she:
The wife of "The Little Conqueror" Sun Ce 孙策. Da Qiao is a very minor character in the story that has virtually zero air-time. The elder of the "Two Qiao sisters", she is supposedly incredibly beautiful, but a person of few words. She can play the Qin (an ancient stringe instrument) and sing as well as her younger sister, but she seldom openly performs. It is said that she only performs for her love, Sun Ce. In the story, she became part of Zhu Ge Liang 诸葛亮's trick to ruse Zhou Yu 周瑜 to war with Cao Cao 曹操, though her effect on him was not as pronounced as that of Xiao Qiao 小乔.

Character ability 1: "National Colours 国色 (guó sè)"
During your action phase, you can choose to use any card (both on-hand or equipped) with a "diamond" suit as ACEDIA 乐不思蜀.

Character ability 2: "Displacement 流离 (liú lí)"
Whenever you become the target of ATTACK 杀, you can discard any card and divert the ATTACK to a player within your attacking range. This player cannot be the original player that used the ATTACK card.

Ability's relation to story:
There is almost no reliable link bridging these abilities to the story line. All we know is Da Qiao is beautiful, so beautiful perhaps that her beauty can mesmerize the enemies into forgetting about the battle? Pure conjecture, of course, and I have not found any direct link. The same with "Displacement". The actual translation for 流离 means to live like a wandering refugee, but there is no mention of her after Sun Ce's death that suggests anything like this.

Additional info from story:
1. Most famous achievement - Marrying Sun Ce?! Not being misogynistic here but I have not found anything of value. Please share if you have!!

2. Cause of death - Unknown! It was never mentioned in the story or in historical texts.

FAQ and Disambiguation

1. When Da Qiao redirect an attack against Zhu Ge Liang and he has no cards in hand, does it work?

Ans: No it does not work. Zhu Ge Liang cannot become the targetbof ''Displacement'' at all if he already has no cards on-hand.

2. If a character becomes the target  of ''Displacement'' , can he play ''Dodge'' or MUST he take damage?

Ans: He can play DODGE. Displacement only transfers ''ATTACK''. This is in contrast to Xiao Qiao who transfers damage that cannot be dodge.

3. If Da Qiao deflects the attack and kills another player, who gets the kill count? Da Qiao or the player that used the attack ?

Ans: The kill goes to the player who used the ATTACK and not Da Qiao.

4. If it was Lu Bu then the redirected attack will have to discard 2 Dodge to Dodge Lu Bu's redirected attack?''

Ans: Yup! Since the ATTACK came from Lu Bu , the victim needs to use 2 dodge cards.

5. Can the card duel  or Barbarian or Raining Arrows be redirected?

Ans: Nope. She can only redirect ATTACK and nothing else.

6. Can I steal or dismantle or negate the diamond card played by Da Qiao as ACEDIA?

Ans: Yes it is considered a tool card.


  1. Can anyone tell me the ability of SP DaQiao and XiaoQiao?
    Here the picture :!!369349167.jpg

    The website of selling this card in China :

    The picture looks nice. (>w<)Y

    Then can anyone tell me about the ability of character XiahouBa?

    The picture is here =!!369349167.jpg

    Thanks if you willing to help me figure the ability out ^^

    1. SP Xiao Qiao/Da Qiao - It is quite small and hard to see so hopefully I don't make any mistakes:
      1.At the beginning of your discard phase, you can put a card which has a color different from the cards you have used in your turn above your character card. If you have three of these cards above your character, discard all three cards, then deal 2 units of damage to a male character and discard all the equipment in the equipment area of that character.
      2. Enforced ability: If you have any cards above your character card, you have the abilities "Heavenly Scent" (Xiao Qiao) and Displacement (Da Qiao).

      Xiahou Ba:
      Enforced ability: If your health is 3 or less, you have the ability "Taunt" (Jiang Wei). If your health is 2 or less, you have the ability "Berserk" (Zhang Fei). If your health is 1, you have the ability "Godspeed" (Xiahou Yuan).

  2. SP Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao cool ~~ . Anyway, thanks for translating for me ^^


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