Xiao Han is the son of Xiao Enemy Lu. In 922, Later Tang Li Cunxuan sent troops to the capital, fought undefeated with the Khitan army, and then lost to Zhenzhou, Li Cunxuan appointed Li Keyong's adopted son Li Sizhao to attack Zhenzhou again, Zhenzhou Jiedu made Zhang Wenli ask the Khitan for help, Liao Taizu Yelu Abaoji sent Xiao Han and Kang Moji to lead troops to rescue, the Later Tang army was defeated, Li Sizhao was shot in the head and died.
After Yelu Abaoji's death, Yelud Guang succeeded him as Emperor Taizong of Liao, and in 938, Xiao Han was appointed as a bodyguard leading the Han army. In 945, Emperor Taizong of Liao attacked the Later Jin Dynasty, defeated the Later Jin general Du Chongwei, and pursued him all the way. As far as Wangdu, Xiao Hanjin said: "You can order the soldiers to dismount and shoot." "Jerod light quasi-play.
But the Khitan army was a hero immediately, and leaving Ma was naturally not the opponent of the Later Jin army, Du Chongwei led his troops to take the opportunity to attack and counterattack with short soldiers, and the Khitan army was defeated. After the war, Jerod Guang said with great regret: "They all blame me, it was I who adopted Xiao Han's wrong advice and led to the defeat!" Xiao Han was not convicted of this.
In November 946, Du Chongwei retreated to the Tuotuo River and held it in formation, but the Khitan army stormed for several days and was not allowed to advance. Emperor Taizong of Liao, Yelud Guangzhao, ordered the ministers to discuss the matter, and Yelu Tulu, the king of the Northern Court, believed that he could use the cavalry advantage of the Khitan army to quickly blitz and cut off the enemy's grain road.
Jerud followed the plan, selected elites, cut off the food routes of the Later Jin army, and repeatedly sent troops to contain the main forces of the Later Jin army and block their way back. As a result, the Later Jin army was cut off from the outside world, with poor food and grass, and was in a difficult situation. Du Chongwei had no choice but to lead an army of 200,000 to surrender to Yelud Guang.
In December of the same year, the Khitan army invaded Kaifeng, Shi Chonggui was captured, and Later Jin perished. On the first day of the first lunar month in 947, Yelud Guang entered Kaifeng with the honor of the emperor of the Central Plains and received congratulations from hundreds of officials. On the first day of February of the same year, Yelud Guang changed the name of the state "Great Khitan State" to "Great Liao", and Xiao Han was appointed as the envoy of the Xuanwu Army.
Yelud Guang believed that after the fall of the Jin Dynasty, the envoys of various places were annexed one after another, and the world was unified and everything was suitable, so he allowed the Khitan generals to plunder everywhere in the name of herding horses, called "Grass Valley", and hundreds of miles around Kaifeng and Luoyang were reduced to white land.
In February 947, Liu Zhiyuan, the king of Taiyuan of the Later Jin Dynasty, proclaimed himself emperor in Jinyang, and the envoys and remnants of the Later Jin Dynasty were annexed one after another, and the broad masses of the people also rose up against the Liao, ranging from tens of thousands to thousands, attacking prefectures and counties and killing officials appointed by the Liao Dynasty.
Fearing that the Central Plains would be in turmoil and that he would die if he lived for a long time, he ordered the Xuanwu army to keep Xiao Han in Kaifeng, while he himself took thousands of Later Jin officials, palace maidens, eunuchs, and all the belongings of the Later Jin mansion, and led his army back north.
Xiao Han learned that there were still more than fifty palace maids in the Zide Palace, and he had evil thoughts and intended to occupy, and the eunuch Zhang Huan should not strictly guard the palace gate, Xiao Han was furious, broke the palace gate, grabbed Zhang Huan, and burned his abdomen with red-hot iron, causing Zhang Huan's abdomen to fester and die, which also achieved Xiao Han's cruel notoriety.
Xiao Han tortured and killed eunuchs in Kaifeng, and Yelud Guang, who was on his way back to the north, vented his anger in Xiangzhou and slaughtered the city, and more than 100,000 people in the city died. While complaining about Zhao Yanshou and other post-Jin subordinates, Yelud Guang sorted out the reasons for the failure, he believed: first, it was too much to loot money; second, the columnists attacked the grass valley to disturb the people; Third, it is unfavorable to govern the clan and town. In fact, the deeper reason is that the Khitan regime represented by Yelud Guang could not adapt to the economic and social model of the Central Plains, and did not do a good job in the integration and transformation of old and new forces. Depressed, Yelud traveled to Luancheng and died of illness at the age of forty-six, and his place of death was called "killing Hulin" by the people of the Central Plains.
The day after Yelud Quang's death, the southbound group of courtiers supported the throne of Yongkang King Yelu Nguyen of Yongkang and succeeded to the throne in front of Ling, the eldest son of Shulu Dynasty. So why did the courtiers choose Yelu Nguyen, son of Yelu Be, instead of considering Yelud Kwang's son Yelu Jing or Yelud Kwang's younger brother Yelu Lihu? This has to start with the various actions after the narration.
Yelu Abaoji and Shuruhou had three sons, namely the eldest son Yelube, the second son Yelud Guang, and the third son Yelu Lihu. In the mind of Yelu Abaoji, Yelud is wise, and Jerod is old, but only Yelu Lihu is far from being a weapon. But after Shulu, he only loved the brutal and murderous Yelu Lihu, and he looked down on Yelube, who advocated sinicization.
In the first month of 907, Yelu Abaoji became the leader of the Khitan tribal alliance, and the courtiers were given the title of "Emperor of Heaven" and "Empress of Earth" after Shulu. In March 916, Yelu Abaoji proclaimed himself emperor and established the Great Khitan State, and Yelube, who was only eighteen years old, was made crown prince. In February 926, Yelu Abaoji, with Yelube and Yelud Guang as the vanguard, destroyed the Bohai Kingdom, established the Eastern Danguo, and crowned the crown prince Yelube to the Eastern Danguo, called the "Human Emperor", and gave the crown of the Son of Heaven. In July of the same year, Yelu Abaoji died suddenly of illness without leaving an edict on the way to the class, and Shulu became the regent of the dynasty.
Judging from the order of the emperor, the queen of the earth, and the emperor of the people, Yelube should inherit the throne, but when she wanted to deprive Yelube of the right to inherit, she gathered the courtiers and said to everyone: "My two sons are very good, and they are both suitable to be emperors, I can't decide on my own, now I will give you the power to choose the emperor, and whoever you think is suitable, you will take the saddle." ”
The courtiers had already learned of the intention of the law, so they rushed to saddle up for Yelud Guang, and cheered loudly: "May the emperor of Deguang." Jerudbei was helpless, so he had to ask Shulu to resign and voluntarily gave the throne to Jerudguang. In November 927, Yelud Guang ascended the throne as emperor Taizong of Liao, and honored Empress Dowager Shulu as empress dowager.
But after describing the law, he still did not give up, and made every effort to make things difficult for Yelube, who was far away from the eastern Danguo, and Yelud Guang also harbored suspicion of Yelube. In November 930, Yelube, who could not bear the double suppression of Yelud Guang and Shulu, took his Han favored concubine Gao Meiren and some of his dependents to sail on the sea, went to Later Tang, and finally died elsewhere.
Yelube's departure caused a heart problem after Shulu, but her ultimate goal was to put Yelu Lihu on the throne, so in the same year that Yelubei left, Yelü Lihu was canonized as the imperial brother, and concurrently served as the generalissimo of the world's soldiers and horses, waiting for Yelud to die.
But after a thousand calculations, after describing the law, he did not expect that the Wen Wu Qunchen who followed Yelud Guang to the south dared to support Yelube's son Yelu Ruan as emperor without authorization, which obviously went against her wishes. When the news came, Shulu became furious, and immediately ordered Yelü Lihu to lead an army against Yelu Ruan, but Yelü Lihukong had brute strength and returned defeated. After Shulu, he became even more angry, personally rectified the soldiers and horses, arrested the families of the courtiers who followed Yelü Nguyen, and lined up along the Sila Mulun River, preparing to fight Yelu Nguyen to the death.
At this time, Xiao Han had left Kaifeng and followed Yeluruan. Before the two armies, Shu Lu asked Xiao Han, "You are my brother's son, what resentment do you have for betraying me?" Xiao Han replied, "My mother is not guilty, but you killed her, how can you not be resentful?" ”
Yelü Wu, a minister who was born into the royal family and enjoyed a high reputation, could not bear the internal strife in the Khitan and said to Shulu Hou: "Yelü Lihu and Yelü Nguyen are both descendants of Taizu and Empress Dowager, and I would like to go to negotiate peace with Yelü Ruan on your behalf." "But a few days later, when the ancestors and grandchildren saw each other, they still went head-to-head and did not give in to each other.
Jeremiah was furious, and he said, "Is there a son in the world who has fled to another kingdom in the kingdom of Jeremiah's parents?" As for the Empress Dowager, for your own selfish preference, you tampered with the emperor's last order and gave the artifact in vain, and you still refuse to admit it. Just like you, you still want to talk about peace? Hurry up and start a war, kill you to death and me alive, is the right thing! After Jeruda finished speaking, he flicked his sleeves and left. After Sulu, he and Yelu Nguyen looked at each other and finally reached a compromise, and after Sulu, he recognized the legitimacy of Yelü Nguyen's succession, which is the famous "Covenant of Crossing" in history.
After Shulu made up his mind, he was still unwilling, vainly trying to use his remnants to instigate a coup d'état and support Yelü Lihu as emperor, but before the coup was launched, he was denounced, and after Shulu and Yelu Lihu were forcibly imprisoned.
In 948, Xiao Han married Aburi, the sister of Yeluruan. In the same year, Yelud Guang's third son, Yelu Tiande, rebelled with his uncle Xiao Han, and the matter was revealed, and the two were imprisoned and subsequently pardoned.
Immediately afterwards, Yelu Liu Ge and Yelu Peng, the sons of Yelu Yin Di Shi, the younger brother of Liao Taizu, and Yelu Pendu cooperated with Yelu Tiande and Xiao Han to rebel again, but before they could be launched, they were denounced. Yelu Nguyen sent his old minister Yelu Wu to personally try the case, Yelü Liu Ge was exiled to the Ugu Tribe, Yelu Bundu sent an envoy to Cho Kasi, Yelu Tiande was killed, and Xiao Han was reprimanded by the rod.
But Xiao Han still did not repent, and together with Princess Abuli, he sent a letter to Yelu Anduan, the younger brother of Taizu of Liao, and attempted to rebel for the third time, but was discovered by Yelu Yaqian, and recited his letter to Yelu Ruan, Yelu Ruan could not bear it, Xiao Han was killed, and Princess Aburi also died in prison.