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Unread postby James » Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:00 am

Heya guys. I wrote a script to format garbled output from a content authoring program I have, which lets me make nify little appearance listings for officer names as they appear in the Sanguo Yanyi. I can make one of these for any novel-wide search, be it a style name, name, or phrase, and I can also run a regular expression (for example, search for instance of both an officer name and their style).

I’ll be happy to take requests from people that want to make a biography, or for people who have other various nifty reasons for asking for one. As an example, here is Ma Dai, who we have no biography for:


MA DAI
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<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=57">Chapter 57</a>
  1. But Ma Teng's nephew, Ma Dai, held other opinions and opposed this.
  2. The order of march was prepared. The governor took five thousand troops, with his two sons---Ma Xiu and Ma Tie---as Leaders of the Van and his nephew Ma Dai bringing up the rear. These set out along the tortuous road to the capital. At seven miles dist
  3. However, he sent to secure the passes so that Ma Dai should not escape.
  4. As has been said, Ma Dai led the rearguard. Before long the fugitives from the main army came and told him what had occurred at the capital. This frightened him so much that he abandoned his army and escaped disguised as a trader.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=58">Chapter 58</a>
  1. It was Ma Dai, the nephew of Ma Teng. And he told the story of the evil: "Uncle Ma Teng and Huang Kui had planned to assassinate Cao Cao, but the plot had miscarried and become known. Ma Tie fell in the battlefield, Uncle Ma Teng and Ma Xiu were put to
  2. Ma Chao expressed his gratitude. The unhappy bearer of Cao Cao's letter was dragged forth and beheaded. This done, the two took count of their armies. Han Sui had eight divisions under eight commanders---Yang Qiu, Cheng Yin, Hou Xuan, Liang Xing, Cheng
  3. Ma Dai, with fifteen thousand, came on first, pouring over the countryside like a flood. Zhong Yao would parley with him, but Ma Dai came forward, sword in hand, to attack. However, the defender did not take the challenge but turned and fled. Ma Dai fo
  4. Suddenly a great shouting arose near Xu Huang, and out dashed Ma Dai to attack. Both Cao Hong and Xu Huang turned to flee, but the drums rolled and two bodies of troops led by Ma Chao and Pang De came out from behind the hills. Then a battle began whic
  5. He saw before him a body of fine troops, everyone with the bearing of a hero. And the leader, Ma Chao, was worthy of them, with his vivid face as if powdered and red lips as if colored, his supple hips and broad shoulders, his deep voice and fierce str
  6. Next to come forth was Li Tong. Ma Chao's martial prowess was now at its height, and he made short work of Li Tong, who went out of the saddle at the first blow. Then Ma Chao flourished his spear at the troops behind him as a signal for them to come on
  7. So it was decided that Ma Chao should lead the striking force with Pang De and Ma Dai as supports. They would start at nightfall.
  8. But close at hand came the main army led by Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Pang De that rushed into the ambush forces.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=59">Chapter 59</a>
  1. Next day both armies moved out and arrayed in order of battle. Ma Chao gave Pang De and Ma Dai command of the two wings, while Han Sui took the center.
  2. At this point Cao Cao began to fear for his champion and so ordered two of his generals, Xiahou Yuan and Cao Hong, to go out and take a hand. At this Pang De and Ma Dai gave the signal to their armored horsemen to attack. They rode in, and a melee bega
  3. All this was done, but not without some hesitation and delay, and some news of the plot reached Ma Chao. He found out the careful preparations that had been made and resolved to act first. Leaving Ma Dai and Pang De in reserve, he chose a few trusted l
  4. Ma Chao ran back into the tent to finish Han Sui, but the servants had removed him. Then a torch was lit, and soon there was commotion all through the camp. Ma Chao mounted his horse, for Pang De and Ma Dai had now arrived, and the real fight began. Ca
  5. Still he kept on dashing this way and that, till he was brought down by a crossbow bolt. He lay upon the ground and his enemies were pressing in. But at the critical moment, an army came in from the northwest and rescued him. Pang De and Ma Dai had com
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=64">Chapter 64</a>
  1. The fears of Zhao Ang concerning the fate of his son were only too soon justified. At the first news of the march of an army against him, Ma Chao beheaded the young Zhao Yue. Then Ma Chao marched his force, together with Pang De and Ma Dai, to Licheng,
  2. Rage and despair filled Ma Chao's bosom; he almost fell from his steed. But little time was allowed to grieve, for Xiahou Yuan was nearly upon him. Knowing that he could not oppose this force with any chance of victory, he made no battle line, but set
  3. Grinding his teeth with rage, Ma Chao set his spear and rode at Yang Fu, while his two generals, Ma Dai and Pang De, attacked the rear. Yang Fu was overcome, and his seven brothers who had gone with him into the battle were slain. Yang Fu himself was w
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=65">Chapter 65</a>
  1. This offer rejoiced Zhang Lu, who sent away Huang Quan with a promise to help. Then Zhang Lu told off twenty thousand for Ma Chao to lead. Pang De was too ill to take part in the expedition, so he remained in Hanzhong. Zhang Lu ordered Yang Bo to be Ar
  2. While thus engaged, a hasty messenger came to tell of the doings at Jiameng Pass: "There suddenly appeared an army from the east under Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Yang Bo. They are attacking, and the Pass will certainly be lost if help is not sent quickly."
  3. At this success Wei Yan was seized with ambition to rival it and try to snatch the credit that would fall to Zhang Fei. So he pursued. But he presently came across a line of battle all drawn up, the commander being Ma Dai. Wei Yan, thinking it was the
  4. Here Ma Dai was suddenly confronted by a fierce thunder-roaring leader who dashed down from the Pass as on a flying steed.
  5. "I am Ma Dai of Xiliang."
  6. "How dare you treat me with contempt?" cried Ma Dai in hot anger, and he came galloping up with his spear set ready to thrust. But after a half score bouts he fled.
  7. After taking counsel with Ma Dai, it seemed best to suspend fighting, and the army returned.
  8. "Let not my lord attack," said Ma Chao. "I will make Liu Zhang surrender of his own accord. Should he resist, my brother Ma Dai and I will take the city and offer it to you with both hands."
  9. But Liu Zhang was greatly distressed at the news of his fresh misfortunes, which reached him with the return of his defeated soldiers. He barred the gates and stopped all exits. Before long came news of the approach of Ma Chao with an army of rescue. T
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=81">Chapter 81</a>
  1. Then he appointed the Prime Minister to take care of his son and the two River Lands. Then the Generals of the Flying Cavalry---Ma Chao and Ma Dai---, together with the General Who Defends the North, Wei Yan, were ordered to guard Hanzhong against Wei.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=88">Chapter 88</a>
  1. Jiang Wan did not know what the chief meant to do, but he said no more. Then Ma Dai arrived from the River Lands, and he brought summer medicines and further supplies of grain. He saw Zhuge Liang, and then proceeded to distribute the supplies he had br
  2. "Three thousand," replied Ma Dai.
  3. Ma Dai went off gladly enough, and marched his troops to Shakou, where they set about the crossing at once. And as the water was shallow, they did not trouble to make rafts, but just tucked up their clothes and waded in. But half-way across, the men be
  4. Zhuge Liang bade the local guides point out the best crossing place. He sent five hundred well-seasoned soldiers to Ma Dai to lash together poles into rafts at Shakou, and in the night the crossing was safely accomplished. Further, the guides then led
  5. Ma Dai at once occupied this valley and stationed a force there. And a stockade was put up with tents inside. Presently a convoy of grain came along, and it was captured, more than a hundred wagons. The guards ran off to Meng Huo's great camp and told
  6. It was just then that intelligence came: "The troops of Shu, unknown in number, have crossed the river and, moreover, have seized the Jiashan Gorge. The flags show the words 'General Who Pacifies The North, Ma Dai'."
  7. When Ma Dai saw the Mang soldiers approaching, he placed two thousand troops in front of the hills and drew up the troops in formal array. Then Mangya Chang rode out to give battle. This was but a small engagement, as the general of the tribespeople fe
  8. They returned to the King's camp and told him what had happened. Whereupon he called up all his generals and asked for another to go up against Ma Dai.
  9. Dongtu Na duly arrived at the gorge and made a camp. Ma Dai came out to meet him. Among the soldiers in his cohort were some who recognized the leader of the Mangs and told Ma Dai certain things about how he had been captured and liberated.
  10. So Ma Dai galloped toward him, shouting, "O you ingrate! How could you forget the debt to the Prime Minister? Have you known no shame?"
  11. Dongtu Na was very greatly ashamed and turned red in the face, and turned his horse before striking a blow. Ma Dai followed and fell on, slaying many of the Mangs. Then both sides withdrew.
  12. Dongtu Na went back and told the King that Ma Dai was too strong for him.
  13. But Meng Huo's first act on his return to his own camp was to send one of his people to Dongtu Na's and Ahui Nan's camps, and pretend to ask them to come to meet a messenger from Zhuge Liang. When the two generals came, Meng Huo ordered assassins who h
  14. And Meng Huo gave his brother certain instructions, which Meng You at once began to carry out. Meng You loaded a hundred men with gold and jewels and pearls and ivory and rhinoceros horn, crossed River Lu, and was on his way to the main camp of the Shu
  15. As he reached the river bank, he saw a bark on the river with Mang soldiers on board. Here was safety. He hailed the boat and jumped on board as soon as it touched the bank. No sooner had he embarked than suddenly he was seized and bound. The boat, whi
  16. The remains of the conflagration were stamped out, and in a short time Ma Dai brought along his prisoner. At the same time Zhao Yun led in his brother, Meng You. Wei Yan, Ma Su, Wang Ping, and Guan Suo also brought their prisoners, chiefs or notables,
  17. By the time the released prisoners had got back to the river, the army of Shu had crossed to the farther side and had captured the Mang defenses, the Shu flags fluttering in the breeze. As Meng Huo passed the camp, he saw Ma Dai sitting in state.
  18. Ma Dai pointed his sword at the King as he passed, and said, "Next time you are caught, you will not escape."
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=89">Chapter 89</a>
  1. To Ma Dai he said, "I am going to abandon these stockades and retire north of the river. As soon as we have crossed, you are to cut loose the floating bridge and move it down the stream so that Zhao Yun and Wei Yan may cross."
  2. Just as they reached it, there appeared a cohort of the enemy led by Zhao Yun. Meng Huo turned off west and sought refuge in the mountains. But he was fiercely attacked by a cohort under Ma Dai. With a small remnant of followers, he got away into a val
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=90">Chapter 90</a>
  1. The defeated soldiers returned to their camp. Zhuge Liang took steps to retrieve the mishap by sending for Ma Dai, Zhao Yun, and Wei Yan, to each of whom he gave special and private orders.
  2. She had rushed into an ambush prepared by Ma Dai: Her horse had been tripped up by ropes. She was captured, bound, and carried off to the Shu camp. Some of her people endeavored to rescue her, but they were driven off.
  3. Having seen enough, he retraced his steps, found his chariot, and returned to camp. Arrived at the camp, Ma Dai was called and put in charge of the preparations.
  4. But Meng Huo had galloped away. He was soon stopped by Ma Dai and lay a helpless prisoner bound hand and foot. His wife, Lady Zhurong, and the other members of his family were also taken.
  5. He said to his officers, "There was no help for it; I had to use that plan. But it has sadly injured my inner virtue. Guessing that the enemy would suspect an ambush in every thicket, I sent people to walk about in wooded places with flags. Really ther
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=91">Chapter 91</a>
  1. "The sin is mine," sighed Zhuge Liang, "for more than a thousand soldiers of Ma Dai perished in these waters beside many southern people. Their poor distressed souls are not yet freed. Therefore I will come this night and sacrifice to them."
  2. Left Army Commander and Chief of the Commissariat---Ma Dai<br>
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=92">Chapter 92</a>
  1. Zhuge Liang's army marched northward, passing through Mianyang, where stood Ma Chao's tomb. In honor of the dead Tiger General, Zhuge Liang sacrificed there in person, Ma Chao's cousin---Ma Dai---being chief mourner for the occasion.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=93">Chapter 93</a>
  1. These two having left, Zhuge Liang placed Ma Dai, Wang Ping, Zhang Ni, and Zhang Yi in ambush about the camp.
  2. As they were restoring order, on came the four bodies of troops of Shu under Ma Dai, Wang Ping, Zhang Ni, and Zhang Yi who had lain in ambush ready for them. Cao Zun and Zhu Zan, with more than a hundred of those nearest to them, ran away to get to the
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=94">Chapter 94</a>
  1. Then Zhuge Liang said, "You shall be sent. But as you are ignorant of the road and the people, Ma Dai shall accompany you."
  2. To Ma Dai he said, "You know the disposition of the Qiangs from your long residence there. You shall go as guide."
  3. Ma Dai said, "We will see tomorrow what they will do when we make our array, and discuss our plans when we know more."
  4. So the next day they drew up their army in three divisions, Guan Xing's division being in the center, Zhang Bao's in the left, and Ma Dai's in the right. Thus they advanced.
  5. The wing divisions under Ma Dai and Zhang Bao retired, and the Qiangs were thus enabled to surround the center. In spite of every effort, Guan Xing could not get free, for the iron chariots were like a city wall and no opening could be found. The troop
  6. Then he saw Zhang Bao and Ma Dai coming up on the bank fighting with, and driving off, the Qiangs. Yue Ji was struck by Zhang Bao, and he too fell into the gully. Guan Xing gripped his sword and was about to launch a stroke at Yue Ji as he came up, whe
  7. After driving off the Qiangs, Guan Xing, Zhang Bao, and Ma Dai gathered together and rode back. They quickly gained the camp.
  8. "I do not know how to overcome these men," said Ma Dai. "Let me protect the camp while you go back and ask the Prime Minister what we should do."
  9. Guan Xing and Zhang Bao started at once and made the best of their way back. They told Zhuge Liang what had happened. He at once sent off Zhao Yun and Wei Yan to go into ambush. After this he went himself with thirty thousand troops and Jiang Wei, Zhan
  10. He called up Ma Dai and Zhang Yi and gave them certain orders.
  11. Shortly after this they heard a roaring as if the hills were rending asunder and the earth falling in, and the pursuers on foot fell one atop of the other into great pits that were invisible in the snow. The iron chariots, being close behind and hurryi
  12. The Qiang leader, Yue Ji, fled to the rear and was making for the mountains when he met Guan Xing, who slew him in the first encounter. Prime Minister Ya Dan was captured by Ma Dai and taken to the main camp. The soldiers scattered.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=95">Chapter 95</a>
  1. He also sent Zhang Yi to put Saber Pass in order for retreat and issued instructions for making ready to march. Ma Dai and Jiang Wei were told to guard the rear, but they were to go into ambush in the valleys till the whole army would have retreated. T
  2. At this time Cao Zhen, hearing that the army of Shu was retreating, went in pursuit. But at a certain point he encountered a strong force under Ma Dai and Jiang Wei. Valleys and hills seemed to swarm with enemies, and Cao Zhen became alarmed. Then Chen
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=97">Chapter 97</a>
  1. Zhuge Liang angrily waved his fan, and there came forth Ma Dai and Zhang Ni and their troops with a rush. The Wei army retired. But ere they had gone far, they saw a blaze in the rear of the advancing host of Shu and heard a great shouting. Fei Yao cou
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=98">Chapter 98</a>
  1. Then Zhuge Liang sent Ma Dai with order: "You and three thousand troops are to make your way to the enemy's store camp and, when the wind serves, to start a fire. When the stores are burning, the soldiers of Wei will come to surround our camp. That is
  2. Meanwhile Sun Li marched over and hid in the west hills to await the coming of the men of Shu. That night, at the second watch, Ma Dai came with his three thousand troops all silent, the soldiers with gags, the horses with a lashing round their muzzles
  3. They waited. Presently the southwest wind came up, and then they launched the fire. Soon all the carts were in a blaze that lit up the sky. Sun Li saw the blaze and could only conclude that the troops of Shu had arrived and his own side were giving the
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=100">Chapter 100</a>
  1. Then Zhuge Liang dispatched Wei Yan, Zhang Ni, Du Qiong, and Chen Shi for Gu Valley; and he sent Ma Dai, Wang Ping, Zhang Yi, and Ma Zheng for the Xie Valley; all were to meet at the Qishan Mountains. He led the main army himself, with Guan Xing and Li
  2. Then Zhuge Liang called to his tent Ma Dai and Wang Ping, and said, "If there are any troops of Wei in the Xie Valley, you are to go across the mountains, marching by night and concealing yourselves by day, and make for the east of Qishan. When you arr
  3. Next he gave orders to Ma Zheng and Zhang Ni, saying, "You are to follow the by-roads to the west of Qishan. You are also to march by night and conceal by day. Then you are to join up with Ma Dai and Wang Ping. The four of you shall make a joint attack
  4. He told the messenger to go back. Just then they told him Qin Liang's army had returned, and he went out to meet them. Just as he got near, someone remarked that some torches had flared up in the rear of his camp. He hastened thither to see. As soon as
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=101">Chapter 101</a>
  1. Jiang Wei was told off to lead a thousand troops as escort for one chariot, and five hundred drummers were appointed to accompany it. The chariot with its escort and drummers was sent away behind the city. In like manner two other chariots were equippe
  2. The man replied, "Zhuge Liang was with one party of them, the others were led by Jiang Wei, Ma Dai, and Wei Yan. There was a thousand of fighting soldiers with each chariot and five hundred drummers. Zhuge Liang was with the first party."
  3. Four generals---Jiang Wei, Wei Yan, Ma Dai, and Ma Zheng---offered themselves, and he posted them, each with two thousand troops, outside the four corners of the city. They were to await the signal and then converge. When these had gone, Zhuge Liang le
  4. Calling up Jiang Wei and Ma Dai, he said, "The soldiers of Wei are well posted on the hills and refuse battle because, firstly, they think that we are short of food, and, secondly, they have sent an army against Saber Pass to cut off our supplies. Now
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=102">Chapter 102</a>
  1. Zhuge Liang sent Wei Yan and Ma Dai to cross River Wei and attack Beiyuan, while the attempt to set fire to the bridges was confided to Hu Ban and Wu Yi. The general attack on the Wei camp by River Wei was to be made by three divisions: The front divis
  2. Wei Yan and Ma Dai arrived Beiyuan about dusk. The scouts having informed the defenders of their approach, Sun Li abandoned his camp and fled. This told Wei Yan that his attack was expected, and he turned to retire. At this moment a great shouting was
  3. This done, he summoned Wang Ping, Zhang Ni, Wei Yan, Ma Dai, Ma Zheng, and Jiang Wei, to whom he gave certain instructions. When they had gone to carry them out, he ascended a hill, taking with him a few score guards only.
  4. Returning to his camp, he called up two leaders named Du Rui and Hu Zhong and whispered into their ears certain secret orders. Next he called up a thousand craftspeople and sent them into the Gourd Valley to construct "wooden oxen and running horses" f
  5. Ma Dai left to take up the position. The two generals, Du Rui and Hu Zhong, were superintendents of the work in the Gourd Valley. Zhuge Liang came every day to give instructions.
  6. Then another five thousand under Zhang Yi and Liao Hua was sent to check Sima Yi if he should come, while a small force under Ma Dai and Ma Zheng was sent to bid defiance to the enemy near their camp on the south bank.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=103">Chapter 103</a>
  1. Seeing that his enemy was not to be provoked into fighting, Zhuge Liang gave orders to Ma Dai to build a strong stockade in the Gourd Valley and therein to excavate pits and to collect large quantities of inflammables. So on the hill they piled wood an
  2. Seeing that his enemy was not to be provoked into fighting, Zhuge Liang gave orders to Ma Dai to build a strong stockade in the Gourd Valley and therein to excavate pits and to collect large quantities of inflammables. So on the hill they piled wood an
  3. After Ma Dai had gone, Wei Yan was called in, and Zhuge Liang said to him, "Go to the camp of Wei with five hundred troops and provoke them to battle. The important matter is to entice Sima Yi out of his stronghold. You will be unable to obtain a victo
  4. As they broke out of the valley, they came upon reinforcements under Zhang Hu and Yue Chen, and so were once more safe. Ma Dai was not strong enough to pursue, and the soldiers of Wei got safely to the river.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=104">Chapter 104</a>
  1. Next Zhuge Liang sent for Ma Dai, to whom he gave certain whispered instructions, and then said, "You are to follow out my instructions after my death."
  2. Said he, "Ma Dai, Wang Ping, Liao Hua, Zhang Yi, Zhang Ni may be depended on to the death. They have fought many campaigns and borne many hardships; they should be retained in the public service. After my death let everything go on as before, but the a
  3. Meanwhile Wei Yan sat in his tent waiting for the return of Fei Yi and was perplexed at the delay. When the suspense became unbearable, he sent Ma Dai to find out the reason.
  4. Ma Dai returned and told him: "Jiang Wei is covering the retreat, and that most of the army has already gone."
  5. Turning to Ma Dai, Wei Yan said, "Will you help me?"
  6. Ma Dai replied, "I have long hated Yang Yi; certainly I am ready to attack him."
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=105">Chapter 105</a>
  1. Wei Yan was now raging. He whirled up his sword and galloped forward straight for He Ping, who went to meet him with his spear ready. They fought several bouts, and then He Ping rode away as if defeated. Wei Yan followed, but He Ping's troops began to
  2. "I think your words unwise," said Ma Dai. "Why should we join anyone? A really strong person would try to carve out his own fortune and not be ready to crook the knee to another. You are far more able and brave than any leader in the River Lands. No on
  3. As they drew near, both Wei Yan and Ma Dai shouted out, "Surrender!"
  4. In spite of the smallness of their following, Jiang Wei felt that Ma Dai acting with Wei Yan was a dangerous combination, and he wanted the advice of Yang Yi.
  5. "Wei Yan is valorous, and he is having the help of Ma Dai. How shall we repel them?" asked Jiang Wei.
  6. He never finished. Behind him someone shouted savagely, "I dare!" and at the same moment Wei Yan fell dead, cut down by Ma Dai.
  7. This was the denouement, and was the secret entrusted to Ma Dai just before Zhuge Liang's death. Wei Yan was to be made to shout these words and slain when he least expected it. Yang Yi knew what was to happen, as it was written in the letter in the si
  8. So before Dong Yun had reached Nanzheng, Wei Yan was dead. Ma Dai joined his army to Jiang Wei's, and Yang Yi wrote another memorial, which he sent to the Latter Ruler.
  9. Yang Yi was promoted to be the Instructor of the Center Army, and Ma Dai was rewarded with the rank that Wei Yan had forfeited.
  10. Ma Dai rode forward to try to capture Cas Cao.
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:09 am

*whisper whisper* I suppose it will do for now. ;)

You should do a search for Coa Cao, Cas Cao, et al. Hahahaha!

But seriously, that's pretty neat. Who needs biographies anymore?
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Unread postby Wizardman » Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:11 pm

Looks great. Could be an invaluable tool in the future. How abotu doing one for Pang Tong (the bio I never did) and one for Wei Yan (Unless it's too long)?
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Unread postby James » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:01 pm

Kong Wen wrote:*whisper whisper* I suppose it will do for now. ;)
You should do a search for Coa Cao, Cas Cao, et al. Hahahaha!
But seriously, that's pretty neat. Who needs biographies anymore?

Haha, just for the challenge, I did Cao Cao. I figure if it can handle that, it can handle most any request I could throw its way. I had to do some rewriting and tuning up, along with adding an HTML converter, but it handled him just fine (took all of about four seconds once I had finished adding the functionality). Of course, the document is half a megabyte, and I’m not posting it to SoSZ. Enter the KMA officer reference page. Morg, you might like this goody.

Cao Cao Novel Search: (Cao Cao|Mengde)

And for kicks:

Results for \"(Cao)? (Coa|Cas) (Cao)? wrote:<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/foreword.htm">Foreword</a>
  1. ï As the men of Cas Cao came pressing on, Zhao Yun […]
  2. drew Cas Cao's own sword to beat them off. Nothing could resist the Blue […]
  3. he saw Cas Cao's army spread abroad like frost and rushed far and wide […]
  4. toward Cas Cao as if to slay him. But Yu Jin came out from behind […]
  5. overwhelmed Cas Cao's forces, and Ma Chao, Pang De, and […]
  6. Ma Dai rode forward to try to capture Cas Cao.---Chapter […]
  7. ï The last night he spent in Jizhou, Cas Cao went […]
  8. companion was Xun You. Presently Cas Cao said, "That is a […]

It only returned a mess of stuff in the forword. :lol:

Wei Yan Novel Search: (Wei Yan|Wenchang)

Pang Tong Novel Search: (Pang Tong|Shiyuan|Young Phoenix)

What I should do with this is set up an actual database and write a search engine for it in PHP that allows people to make searches like this of any kind over the internet, but man that would be a lot of work…

Kong Wen wrote:But seriously, that's pretty neat. Who needs biographies anymore?

*Chuckles* I have trouble believing the average Joe would like these anywhere near as much as a biography.
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Unread postby Jon » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:12 pm

Good job. I noticed in Chapter 53 of Wei Yan's bio scripts that 1. and 2. are the same, though.
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Unread postby James » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:42 pm

Jiang Wenming wrote:Good job. I noticed in Chapter 53 of Wei Yan's bio scripts that 1. and 2. are the same, though.

The search returns multiple results from a line in the source code, resulting in duplicate entries. I added functionality to strip them out, and it seems to do so with 99% accuracy, but for some reason a few still slip through. I’ll have to review them to see what might be the cause of it. I’m not too worried about it though, as that 1% isn’t so harmful.
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Unread postby Jon » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:36 pm

Yeah, of course it's nothing to worry about. I think this is an interesting project though, since it pretty much shows the officer's SGYY life and exploitations without any actual creative writing neccessary. :)

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Unread postby James » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:41 pm

Jiang Wenming wrote:Don't forget Zhou Yu!

For now I’m only doing it as a research or biography-creation aid. I’m unsure if I’m going to expand it into a dynamic project or not—it certainly wouldn’t be easy, but it would be good for learning. I’ll do Zhou Yu when someone (or some people) want to start making his biography. It wouldn’t be a small one.
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Unread postby Sam » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:11 am

Hey James, if it’s not too much trouble, could you do a search on Dong Jue, Hu Ji, Wang Han and Jiang Bin for me? All appear later in SGYY, and so shouldn’t bring up a big search, but I’m unsure of where each respectively first appears in the novel.
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Unread postby James » Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:00 pm

Forever Changes wrote:Hey James, if it’s not too much trouble, could you do a search on Dong Jue, Hu Ji, Wang Han and Jiang Bin for me? All appear later in SGYY, and so shouldn’t bring up a big search, but I’m unsure of where each respectively first appears in the novel.

Sure, I’d be happy to:


Search: (Dong Jue|Gongxi)
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=87">Chapter 87</a>
  1. Jiang Wan was Army Counselor of the expedition; Fei Yi, Secretary; Dong Jue and Fan Jian, Army Inspectors; Zhao Yun and Wei Yan, Commanders; Wang Ping and Zhang Yi, Deputy Commanders. Beside these were other half a hundred leaders and officers of Shu, […]
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=91">Chapter 91</a>
  1. By nightfall, an altar had been set up on the bank of the river with the sacrificial objects all arranged. There were also forty-nine lamps. Flags were flying to summon the souls. The forty-nine mantous were piled up on the ground. In the middle of the (Result: =>)
  2. Secretaries---Fan Jian, Dong Jue […]
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=99">Chapter 99</a>
  1. Zhuge Liang's illness continued. Ten days later he summoned to his tent Dong Jue and Fan Jian, and said, "I feel void and am too ill to carry on, and the best thing for me is to return into Hanzhong and get well. You are to keep my absence perfectly se […]
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=116">Chapter 116</a>
  1. Jiang Wei at Tazhong heard of the invasion and wrote to his three generals---Zhang Yi, Liao Hua, and Dong Jue---to march against the enemy, while he prepared to repulse them if they came to his station.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=117">Chapter 117</a>
  1. When Dong Jue, General Who Upholds the State, heard of the invasion of Wei in ten divisions, he brought to the frontier twenty thousand troops to Saber Pass. And when the dust showed an approaching army, Dong Jue thought it wise to go to the Pass lest […]
  2. When Dong Jue, General Who Upholds the State, heard of the invasion of Wei in ten divisions, he brought to the frontier twenty thousand troops to Saber Pass. And when the dust showed an approaching army, Dong Jue thought it wise to go to the Pass lest […]
  3. But Dong Jue found that the newcomers were Jiang Wei, Liao Hua, and Zhang Yi. He let them pass through. Then he gave them the news from the capital, bad news of the deeds of both the Latter Ruler and Huang Hao. His tears fell as he told the tales.
  4. "Though we are holding this pass, yet Chengdu is well-nigh empty of soldiers," said Dong Jue. "If it was attacked, it would go crack!"
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=119">Chapter 119</a>
  1. Jia Chong set Wei Guan over the city of Chengdu and sent the captive Latter Ruler to Luoyang. A few officers---Fan Jian, Zhang Shao, Qiao Zhou, and Xi Zheng---accompanied the deposed emperor on this degrading journey. Liao Hua and Dong Jue made illness […]


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<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=91">Chapter 91</a>
  1. Center Army Marching Generals---Liao Hua, Hu Ji […]
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=115">Chapter 115</a>
  1. Hu Ji was set over Hanshou, Wang Han of Yuecheng, Jiang Bin over Hancheng, and Jiang Shu and Fu Qian went to guard the passes. After these arrangements had been made, Jiang Wei went off to Tazhong to grow grain and mature his plans.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=116">Chapter 116</a>
  1. Next came the news: "Zhong Hui has defeated the Yangping Pass; Jiang Shu has surrendered, while Fu Qian has fallen in the field. Hanzhong is now in the possession of Wei. Wang Han of Yuecheng and Jiang Bin of Hancheng has also opened their gates and yi (Result: =>)


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<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=113">Chapter 113</a>
  1. On the arrival of these letters, Jiang Wei hastened to seek permission to attempt another expedition. Consent being given, a large army marched into Hanzhong in the winter of the first year of Wonderful Sight (AD 258). Liao Hua and Zhang Yi were appoin (Result: =>)
  2. Now Deng Ai had carefully considered the topography of the countryside, and so had not interfered with the Shu army when it was on the march or settling into camp. Moreover, he had excavated a subterranean road to the spot where he had thought they wou (Result: =>)
  3. Deng Ai called his son Deng Zhong and Shi Zuan and sent them with ten thousand troops each to attack the left camp, one on each flank. Then he sent Zheng Lun and five hundred troops into the underground road, which opened in rear of the camp of Wang Ha (Result: =>)
  4. As the newly made camp was not yet well fortified, Wang Han and Jiang Bin exercised great care and kept their troops under arms all night, watching with vigilance. So when the alarm was given, they had but to seize their weapons and go out. But as the […]
  5. Next day, when Wang Han and Jiang Bin went to confess their fault, Jiang Wei said, "It was less your fault than mine, for I did not clearly recognize the nature of the terrain."
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=115">Chapter 115</a>
  1. Hu Ji was set over Hanshou, Wang Han of Yuecheng, Jiang Bin over Hancheng, and Jiang Shu and Fu Qian went to guard the passes. After these arrangements had been made, Jiang Wei went off to Tazhong to grow grain and mature his plans.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=116">Chapter 116</a>
  1. On the side of Shu, Wang Han commanded at Yuecheng, and Jiang Bin was in Hancheng. As the enemy came in great force, they dared not go out to meet them, but stood on the defensive with the gates of the cities closed.
  2. Next came the news: "Zhong Hui has defeated the Yangping Pass; Jiang Shu has surrendered, while Fu Qian has fallen in the field. Hanzhong is now in the possession of Wei. Wang Han of Yuecheng and Jiang Bin of Hancheng has also opened their gates and yi […]


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<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=113">Chapter 113</a>
  1. On the arrival of these letters, Jiang Wei hastened to seek permission to attempt another expedition. Consent being given, a large army marched into Hanzhong in the winter of the first year of Wonderful Sight (AD 258). Liao Hua and Zhang Yi were appoin (Result: =>)
  2. Now Deng Ai had carefully considered the topography of the countryside, and so had not interfered with the Shu army when it was on the march or settling into camp. Moreover, he had excavated a subterranean road to the spot where he had thought they wou (Result: =>)
  3. Deng Ai called his son Deng Zhong and Shi Zuan and sent them with ten thousand troops each to attack the left camp, one on each flank. Then he sent Zheng Lun and five hundred troops into the underground road, which opened in rear of the camp of Wang Ha (Result: =>)
  4. As the newly made camp was not yet well fortified, Wang Han and Jiang Bin exercised great care and kept their troops under arms all night, watching with vigilance. So when the alarm was given, they had but to seize their weapons and go out. But as the […]
  5. Next day, when Wang Han and Jiang Bin went to confess their fault, Jiang Wei said, "It was less your fault than mine, for I did not clearly recognize the nature of the terrain."
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=115">Chapter 115</a>
  1. Hu Ji was set over Hanshou, Wang Han of Yuecheng, Jiang Bin over Hancheng, and Jiang Shu and Fu Qian went to guard the passes. After these arrangements had been made, Jiang Wei went off to Tazhong to grow grain and mature his plans.
<a href="http://threekingdoms.com/chapter.php?c=116">Chapter 116</a>
  1. On the side of Shu, Wang Han commanded at Yuecheng, and Jiang Bin was in Hancheng. As the enemy came in great force, they dared not go out to meet them, but stood on the defensive with the gates of the cities closed.
  2. Next came the news: "Zhong Hui has defeated the Yangping Pass; Jiang Shu has surrendered, while Fu Qian has fallen in the field. Hanzhong is now in the possession of Wei. Wang Han of Yuecheng and Jiang Bin of Hancheng has also opened their gates and yi […]
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