I have never heard praise for the hero Zu Mao. He served under Sun Jian against Dong Zhuo. One night, Hua Xiaong attacked the forces of Sun Jian shortly after learning that Yuan Shu had denied Jian food supplys. Mao was the only person to stay behind with Jian. Jian fired three arrows at Xiaong, but his bow broke after the hood. Mao discovered the only way that Xiaong could see them was Jian's red hood. He took off Jian's red hood and wore it himself. He then veered away from Jian, he could escape safely. Hua Xiaong pursued the red hood and Jian escaped. Mao then put the hood on a charred piece of wood. The enemy cornered the piece of wood, not wanting to attack in fear of Jian. Mao then rode out on his steed wielding two swords. He slew a few soldiers until Hua Xiaong came out himself and cut him down. I think this was one of the most honorable acts in the Three Kingdoms era. It reminds me of Dian Wei at Wan Castle.
"Woe unto you, ye souls depraved
Hope nevermore to look upon the heavens;
I come to lead you to the other shore,
To the eternal shades in heat and frost.
And thou, that yonder standest, living soul,
Withdraw thee from these people, the dead"