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Zyzyfer wrote:Not a bad hypothesis, Bush Leagues. But it could also be female Zhao Yun battling it out with the monster Wutugu who is, like, some kind of Chinese kappa...or something. The next few tiles then depict her marriage to Ma Yunlu and Bao Sanniang. But then in the next two tiles, she takes off her mask and clothing, revealing that she was the hero Guan Suo all along.
TigerTally wrote:They are Zhou Yu and Zhang Fei.
This article and the Chinese Wikipedia entry of Mahjong have mentioned these tiles as well. They point out that a Peking opera about the conflicts between Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu has a similar title "Reed-flower Pond (Luhua Dong 蘆花蕩)", when the mahjong tiles say "Battle on water at Reed-flower (shuizhan luhua 水戰蘆花)". It is a short modern drama about Zhang Fei disguising as a fisherman and ambushing Zhou Yu near Reed-flower Pond. The two engaged in a spear fight with each other as shown on the mahjong tiles. Zhang captured Zhou but decided not to kill him, so Zhou died out of anger and humiliation.
More information about the opera can be found at here, and for those who want to read the original text you can download it here.
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