|Created by Shi Yukun|
Children Lu Zhen, son
|Alias(es) Zhang Da (張大)|
|Appearances The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (and sequels)|
Nickname(s) Penetrating-Heaven Rat Coiling-Mast Rat
Hometown Songjiang (in Xiu Prefecture)
Similar Xu Qing, Han Zhang, Bai Yutang, Zhan Zhao, Ding Yuehua
Lu Fang (盧方) is a fictional character from the 19th-century Chinese novel The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants. The leader and the oldest of 5 sworn brothers known as the "Five Rats", he was nicknamed "Penetrating-Heaven Rat" for his mast-climbing skills.
Lu Fang's father had been a rich but generous squire on Hollow Island (陷空島) in Songjiang, and Lu Fang inherited his Lu-Family Estate (盧家莊). His estate engaged in fishing in the river surrounding the island. Once, when a boat's halyard broke, Lu Fang quickly climbed up the mast and knotted the loose ends together. He was thereafter nicknamed "Sky-Penetrating Rat".
He was married with a son Lu Zhen (盧珍).
Lu Fang valued friendship and became sworn brothers with Han Zhang, Xu Qing, Jiang Ping, and Bai Yutang, all from different places in the empire. Together, they lived on Hollow Island and were collectively known as "The Five Rats" (五鼠). As the oldest brother, Lu Fang was the leader.