Mai Castle, Jing Province
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Battle of Mai Castle
Zhao Lei was said to be a loyal and trustworthy commander of Liu Bei. In AD 219, he fought Wei at its stronghold at Fan Castle, alongside the likes of Guan Yu and Guan Ping. Since a smoke flare alerted Yi Ji, Zhao Lei and that officer charged at Lu Xun the Wu Commander whose appearance sparked the event. Zhao Lei failed at slaying Lu Xun, and fled to Mai Castle, where the remainder of the Shu army were holed up. Zhao Lei went down fighting, spear in hands, at the arrow of Ma Zhong.