"Show me the Way... to the pub." He went from nerdy student to highly-exalted member of the EIGHT-IMMORTALS.
LU-DONGBIN was of princely descent. In his privileged student days, he’d been given a magic sword by a passing dragon. With his background and this magic benediction he should have been riding high on the crest of a wave.
But one day, after falling asleep in an inn, he dreamt of his future life. It quickly became a nightmare. Things were going from bad to worse — and eventually he was killed by bandits.
Not only did LU-DONGBIN escape the bandits, but he became immortal. ZHONGLI-QUAN must have given him a nip of that Immortality Elixir. As a high-ranking member of the Ba Xian EIGHT-IMMORTALS Forever Club, he participated in many thrilling adventures. He also became the esteemed patron deity of scholars to help them write it all down. Moral: choose your drinking partners wisely.