- Yue Jin is a Chinese name; the family name is Yue.
Yue Jin is a legendary unique character in Total War: Three Kingdoms. He can be recruited by Cao Cao in an event a few turns after the game begins in 190, and is already a member of his faction in 194 and 200.
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One of Cao Cao’s most courageous generals, Yue Jin was always willing to put his own life in danger for those he deemed worthy of respect. He went on to become one of China’s most famed generals, having fought against the infamous Lü Bu on more than one occasion, and survived…
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Barely anything is known about who Yue Jin was before Cao Cao promoted him. He was born roughly around 158 in Yanzhou to a simple family of farmers. When the Han Dynasty collapsed and Dong Zhuo took control of the emperor, Yue Jin joined the coalition under Cao Cao. He returned to Yazhou and convinced thousands of local men to join Cao Cao's cause for which he was subsequently promoted as a major in his army.
Yue Jin became one of Cao Cao's most loyal supporters, fighting against Lü Bu's rebellion in Cao's home province and later against Liu Bei. It was at this point where he gained the rank of colonel, but this was far from the end of Yue Jin's victories. Yue joined the fight against Yuan Shao, where he was credited with killing general Chunyu Qiong. He is also credited with victories against Yuan Shao's sons, Yuan Tan and Yuan Shang.
Cao Cao finally managed to convince Emperor Xian to promote Yue Jin to a full-fledged general, becoming the "Tiger Might General". Yue is credited with the defeat of warlord Gao Gan. He would defend against attacks from both Liu Bei and Sun Quan in the south until his reassignment to another front. He died in 218. Officially his cause of death is unknown and was likely just to old age, but in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is said he was shot in the face with an arrow.