Meng Huo was nominated for their new leader, and they together resisted Zhuge Liang's suppression of the army. What followed was a series of victories, failures and exits from both sides of the conflict. Many people have their own theories, who have the advantage, but the exact details and consequences of their conflict are unknown. Only Hanjin Chunqiu said that Zhuge Liang defeated Meng Huo's troops seven times, but this account does not match other records.
Under the leadership of Meng Huo, according to Sima Yi's suggestion, Cao Pi first contacted the population to attack Shu. An army led by Zhuge Liang invaded Nanman. The Prime Minister plans to defeat and release his opponent seven times to win the trust of the Horde. After many failures and battles, Meng Huo invested their sympathy and submitted. Knowing that they were allowed to remain independent, they respected Zhuge Liang's kindness and established a temple to commemorate him.
When Zhuge Liang arrived at Lake Dian, the instigators were suppressed. He appointed two brave warriors from the conflict to assist Meng Huo, who was appointed as a pastor after the conflict.
- In Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, they are often represented by warm tans or oranges. Kessen II adorns their troops in violet.
- 'Man' (蠻 or 蛮) in Chinese means barbarian or savage.