Pang Tong (Shiyuan)
Born 179 AD - Died 214 AD
Place of birth - Xiang Yang, Hu Bei Province
Pang Tong was a Taoist Scholar like Zhuge Liang, and went by the nickname 'Phoenix Chick'. Pang Tong was a dedicated man and a hard worker and for this he earned a postition in the Office of Merit in Xiang Yang city.
Pang Tong was a well known official in the Southlands, he offered his services to Sun Quan, but was rejected due to his ugly appearance. Also, it was said he disrespected the name of the late Zhou Yu.
Pang Tong was crucial in the success of the Wu / Shu Alliance at the Battle of Chi Bi and convinced Cao Cao to chain his ships together as to prevent sea sickness. This ensured the Wei fleet would be burned and would not be able to escape.
Zhuge Liang recommened Pang Tong's services to Liu Bei as he occupied the southern Jing Zhou provinces. Pang Tong offered three solutions to Liu Bei's problems, and offered to help carry them out. Liu Bei showed much courtesy to Pang Tong and promoted to Deputy Master of the Forces and Imperial Corps Commander.
When Liu Bei invaded Liu Zhang, Pang Tong was appointed Master of Forces. He took Fu Shui Gate rapidly but was mistaken for Liu Bei on the way to Luo Castle, and was assassinated.
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Pang Tong was a very gifted strategic genius that worked for the Shu kingdom. He was turned down by various warlords around the country because of his unusual appearance, one of the more noticable rejections was from Sun Ce
, a descision he would later regret. He came across his old friend and workmate, Zhuge Liang
who offered him a promising position in his kingdom by asking him to send a letter to his master, Liu Bei
. Upon reaching the kingdom Pang Tong had a conversation wit Liu Bei, but chose to withdraw Zhuge Liangs letter. Pang Tong was immediatley put as a prefect in a region of the Shu kingdom that he was overqualified for. When Liu Bei heard of Pang Tongs unusual actions in the region he went personally to deal with him. Upon reaching the fort where Pang Tong resided he said, "I do not wish to be given a job without having to work for it". This impressed Liu Bei very much and Pang Tong showed Liu Bei the letter. Pang Tong was immediatley put sharing the same position as his friend Zhuge Liand and lead many victories together
It was Pang Tong who decided to chain Weis fleet together and sealing their fate.
Pang Tong was a historical figure in the Three Kingdoms Period (189 - 265 AD) of Chinese History. He was nicknamed "Young Phoenix". A very strageticly gifted person, he was turned down advisory posts because he was very ugly. He eventually came to serve under Liu Bei.... If you want to know more about these historical figures go to www.threekingdoms.com and read the book.
Pang Tong was a historical figure in the Three Kingdoms Period (189 - 265 AD) of Chinese History. He was nicknamed "Young Phoenix". A very strageticly gifted person, he was turned down advisory posts because he was very ugly. He eventually came to serve under Liu Bei.