Yong Kai
ROTK12 Yong Kai
Character Information
Force(s): Liu Zhang's forces
Weapon Type: Sword
Unit Type: Nanman Officer
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 3
Historical Information
Real name:
Yōng Kǎi
Chinese name:
雍闓 - 雍闿
Style name:
Chinese name:

Yong Kai (onyomi: Yō Gai) was the governor of Jian Ning. He led some southern tribes which included Meng Huo, and they revolted against Shu.

Role in GamesEdit

Yong Kai makes his debut in Dynasty Warriors 3, fighting the Shu (or Wu) forces at Nan Zhong.

In Dynasty Warriors 5, after beating back the state of Wu, Yong Kai and other Nanman officers lead a revolt in Meng Huo and Zhurong's story, where Yong Kai is subsequently slain for his insubordination. In other stories, he survives till the main battle against Shu.

Dynasty Warriors 9 has him erroneously appear as a roaming Shu officer on the map after they have seized Chengdu from Liu Zhang for the following few chapters. His story relevance places Yong Kai as a member of Cao Pi's coalition for his upcoming attack on Shu from five fronts. In Shu's story, he must be defeated to further estrange the Nanman and Wei forces. In Wei's story, Yong Kai will be busy fighting Lu Kai and Wang Kang and must be rescued. After his rescue, he will help the Wei forces negotiate with Meng Huo.


  • "Lu Kai, you should join Wei too! There's no future in Shu without Master Liu Bei!
"But I am an honor-bound to repay my debt to Master Liu Bei. While I stand, I will allow no rebellion to go unpunished"
"Honor is a fine thing. But I believe the definition of honor changes according to one's circumstances.
~~Yong Kai, Lu Kai and Zhang Chunhua; Dynasty Warriors 9

Historical InformationEdit

Yong Kai was the prefect of Jianning Commandery in Shu. He rebelled to gain independence from Shu. Contrary to most depictions in fiction, he was actually the main leader of the revolt, rather than Meng Huo, who inherited his position after Gao Ding had betrayed Yong Kai.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

In the novel, Zhuge Liang recalls Zhao Yun from his northern post back to Chengdu after Yong Kai joins forces with Meng Huo. Once Zhao Yun arrives, Zhuge Liang begins preparing for his invasion of Nanzhong.


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