She is an old friend of Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei. She is usually seen by Liu Bei's side and, like him, cares little for the Han Dynasty. When Diao Chan was separated from Liu Bei, Mei Sanniang used a magical orb to allow the lovers to communicate with one another. However, due to a magical force field cast by Wei's sorceress, she can only maintain the link between them for a short time. Later in the story, Zhang Fei reveals that she is infatuated with Liu Bei. She considers him her first love even though she knows he is devoted to Diao Chan.