|War of the Three States Arc|
|Starting Date||August 6, 2020|
|Ending Date||November 19, 2020|
|Chapters||649 - 661|
|Number of Chapter||13|
← Zhao Crisis Arc
Shiyuu Conflict Arc →
War of the Three States Arc is the 20th story arc of the Kingdom manga.
Following the capture of the Zhao city of the Gyou and a quarter of western Zhao during last year's campaign, the armies of Qin are currently facing a grinding and frustrating stalemate as they try to break through the defense lines of the newly reinforce Zhao armies of the central regions. With no major reserves or garrisons available to assist them due to the watching of the Chu's movements and the Han front lines. The only reinforcements that they can consider would be from the Wei borders but if the Qin defenses were to be weakened any further, the armies of Wei would launch an immediate invasion into their territory by crossing the Yellow River with a fleet of transport ships that could result in the loss of Gyou itself if the Qin were to fight them. As the potential danger grows evident, Shou Hei Kun proposes a plan of establishing an alliance with the state of Wei over in Kanyou.
After greeting the Wei king Kei Bin, Go Hou Mei is told that his counsel is desperately needed on a certain matter. Ha Ri, a strategist of the Wei courts, tells him in his opinion it was not needed at all but the prime minister, Gek Ka Kou insisted on it. With the rumors of an alliance being proposed by Qin, Go Hou Mei asks how long they asked for and Ha Ri tells him 3 years. Upon hearing it, Go Hou Mei immediately dismisses the notion and says The only answer this deserves is the severed head of their emissary which shocks the prime minister just a bit. However, Ha Ri tells him the exact details of the alliance which has divided the courts of Wei itself. With some slight dramatic pause that annoys Hou Mei, Ha Ri tells the Great General that it involves the Qin offering the city of Juuko, an infallible fortress that lies at the border shared by the states of Wei, Chu, Han, and Qin territories, and with assistance in taking the territory and they will give it to Wei, in exchange for a three-year alliance/truce.
Prime Minister of the State of Wei.
Lord of Juuko City
Strategist of Chu
Sage of Juuko.
One of th Personal Bodyguards to Man'U.
- Ba Kai was one of the only commanders to be killed.