Chéng Pǔ appellation Démóu was a Yòuběipíng Tǔyín man. He began as a provincial and prefectural official, had good looks and planning, and was good at adapting. He accompanied Sūn Jiān on campaign, suppressing Yellow Headscarves at Wǎn and Dèng, defeated Dǒng Zhuó at Yángrén, attacked cities and in the fields battled, and his body was covered in wounds.
[Sūn] Jiān died , and he again accompanied Sūn Cè at Huái’s south, following in attacking Lújiāng, captured it, and returned to together cross east. [Sūn] Cè arrived at Héngjiāng and Dānglì, defeating Zhāng Yīng and Yú Mí and others, turned to capture Mòlíng, Húshú, Jùróng, Qū’ē, and Pǔ in all cases had achievements, and was increased in infantry by 2000, cavalry by 50. Advancing to defeat Wūchéng, Shímù, Bōmén, Língzhuàn, Yúkàng, Pǔ’s achievements were many. [Sūn] Cè entered Kuàijī, appointed Pǔ as Wú prefecture Commandant, with headquarters at Qiántáng. Later he transferred to Dānyáng Commandant, occupying Shíchéng. He again suppressed Xuānchéng’s, Jīng’s, Ānwú’s, Língyáng’s, and Chūngǔ’s various bandits, and defeated them all. [Sūn] Cè once attacked Zǔ Láng, and was greatly encircled, Pǔ with one rider together shielded and protected [Sūn] Cè, urged horse to hurriedly shout, with lance charged the bandits, the bandits split, and [Sūn] Cè therefore was able to get out. Later he was appointed Wiping out Bandits Internal Cadet General, with office as Línglíng Administrator, and he followed in suppressing Liú Xūn at Xúnyáng, advanced to attack Huáng Zǔ at Shāxiàn, and returned to defend Shíchéng.
[Sūn] Cè died , and he with Zhāng Zhāo and others together assisted Sūn Quán, and therefore he toured three prefectures, pacifying and suppressing those that did not submit. He also followed in campaigning against Jiāngxià, returned and passed Yùzhāng, separately suppressing Lè’ān. Lè’ān was pacified, and he succeeded Tàishǐ Cí in guarding Hǎihūn, and with Zhōu Yú were Left and Right Commanders, defeating Excellency Cáo at Wūlín, and also advanced to to attack Nán prefecture, driving away Cáo Rén. He was appointed Supplemental General, with office as Jiāngxià Administrator, headquarters at Shāxiàn, supplies from four counties.
Of the first to set out various officers, Pǔ was the oldest, and at the time people all called him Elder Chéng. By nature he liked giving out, and was found of scholar officials. [When] Zhōu Yú died , he succeeded him as designate Nán prefecture Administrator. [Sūn] Quán divided Jīng Province with Liú Bèi, and Pǔ again returned as designated to Jiāngxià, promoted to Wiping out Bandits General, and died. (1) When [Sūn] Quán claimed Imperial Title, in memorial and discussion of Pǔ’s achievements, fief was given on his son Zī as a precinct Marquis.
- (1) Wúshū states: Pǔ killed rebels of several hundred men, and all had them thrown into a fire. That day he fell ill, and in over a hundred days he died.