"Pass" specifically means Hulaoguan (虎牢關), the gate of Luoyang (洛阳), which is the core area of Dong Zhuo's territory and former Han Empire's capital.
The coalition failed to gain much success and eventually the warlords turned against each other.
The coalition was divided in three forces:
- Yuan Shao, leader of the alliance, was north of the Yellow River, in Henei commandery.
- A second group occupied the southern bank of the river, east of the capital.
- A third group was commanded by Yuan Shu, with headquarters at Luyang in Nanyang.
Members of the Guandong CoalitionEdit
Officers of the Coalition MembersEdit
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