It is the beginning of the 3rd century, and the once glorious Han Dynasty is in decline. Those who declared themselves China's next rulers brought the empire to the brink of war. Court eunuchs conspire, rulers fall, and great heroes are born in epic battles. Peace-hungry Chinese are wondering what their lives will be like as war rages across the country. The dynasty seems to have lost the “Mandate of Heaven”. Now what? three kingdoms at war As the lord and general battle for supremacy, three great leaders soon emerge. Their names are Liu Bei, Cao Cao, and Sun Quan. These are strong personalities, courageous and cunning people who strive to fulfill their respective ambitions. They are each rulers of their own kingdoms, Shu, Wei, and Wu, and seek to unite their empires by uniting what they each call "heaven". With the help of the brightest and bravest minds of their time, these three men seize power and engage in an epic battle for China's future.