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Most people know the story about 'Liu Bei paying three visits to Zhuge Kong Ming', but not too many people know about 'Sun Quan paying numerous visits to Lu Xun', who eventually became a great hero of the Wu Kingdom.
Lu Xun (183-245 A.D.), a native of Wu county (Suzhou of Jiangsu) and was the son-in-law of Sun Ce. He and Lu Meng planned to take over Jingzhou and defeated the Su army at Hao Ting. During the 5th year of Sun Quan's reign (236 A.D.), the Wu and Wei armies clashed at Hubei. Lu Xun and Zhuge Jin joined forces and attacked the Wei army at Xiang Yang. Lu Xun occupied the south west of the city, including Han Shui and Xian Shan. Zhuge Jin on the other hand, occupied the west of the city. It resulted in a stalemate between the armies and Sun Quan decided to return to Wu. At this instance, Lu Xun's messanger Wei Bian was captured, and the Wu army's military plan leaked out. Learning this, Zhuge Jin asked Zhao to convey a message to Lu Xun. When Zhao arrived, Lu was playing a game of Weiqi with his follower and did not pay attention to Zhao. Being urged repeatedly by Zhao, Lu finally read the message and learned that the enemy had known that Sun Quan had returned to Wu. With their main forces departed with Sun, the enemy was bound to attack them. Moreover, the water of the Hanjiang River is too shallow to fight a naval battle. Therefore, Zhuge urged Lu to retreat right away. After reading the message, Lu gave Zhao a set of Weiqi and asked him to bring it back to Zhuge Jin.
In receiving the Weiqi set, Zhuge was puzzled and came to see Lu in person. Lu explained to Zhuge, 'Learning that Sun Quan had left, our enemy knows that we won't be staying long without our leader. If we retreat hastily, they are sure to attack us. However, if we appear to be relaxed, our enemy will be confused and they are not likely to make a move.' Zhuge thus understood Lu's plan and got up to the top level of the ship playing Weiqi. When the Wei army saw this, they were perplexed and did not pursue them. Lu Xun thus took the opportunity to retreat peacefully.