Shadow Runner (絶影, Juéyǐng) is a horse from the Three Kingdoms period. It was said to have run so quick that it would cast no shadow during its sprint. In the Dynasty Warriors series, it is a black steed but there is no definite description regarding its color. It is named in the Record of the Three Kingdoms and Book of Wei but not in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The horse is famous for carrying Cao Cao to safety during his flight from Wan Castle. Historical records state that it was wounded in the foot and its fate remains unknown. In the novel, it received three arrow wounds -one located in its eye- and perished after it saved its rider. Later Cao Cao would offer it tribute in memory along with Dian Wei.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms (2010)Edit

Shadow Runner is first recommended by Lu Bu. When Dong Zhuo heard about the arrive of Cao Cao is the recently of his slow horse, Dong Zhuo gave Lu Bu and order to seek for a faster horse and gave Cao Cao as a suprise. Since after Cao Cao's assassinate was a failure, he is hesitate and walk away from the castle. Suddenly, Lu Bu arrived and gave the new horses called Shadow Runner to Cao Cao as an offer from Dong Zhuo. Cao Cao rush for the escape as Dong Zhuo suspected that the sword was used by Cao Cao to murder him.

First appearance: Episode 1

Ending: ?

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