In the age of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Bei's steed was named Dilu. Its unaesthetic appearance once led people to believe that the horse was cursed, and would bring misfortune to people who rided it. Bei had for sure heard about the rumor, but never thought about abandoning the horse, even during his most difficult times. Once Bei was attending an ill-intentioned feast in Jingzhou, where a local warlord arranged a plot to hunt him down at the scene. Not long before the warlord made the move, Bei was informed and he fled, riding Dilu. In a fluster, he got lost and trapped in the middle of a river called Tanxi. No horse had ever been able to travel through Tanxi because it was wide and had strong undercurrent. The enemy pursuers were getting really close and Bei had nowhere to hide. In despair, he said, "Dilu, Dilu, you bring me misfortune after all," and planned to give up.