Ravaging Times

October 30, 2014

chapter 427 (magazine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — merc @ 6:15 am

[?]: Split up! One group to cut off the deserters,
[?]: and another to surround the rebel!

[?]: Block his retreat route!

{sfx: pong~}

chapter 427 A Killing Move Unfulfilled
(“…not yet satisfactory”)

[Zhao Yun]: Hoo!

{sfx: clang~}
(I decided to use “clang” in place of onomatopoeia “zing”)

[?]: Men in front, go for the horse legs!

[?]: Got it!

[?]: Push him into the encirclement!

[ZY]: Come!

{sfx: cha~}

[Xu Chu]: Come, indeed!
(that’s not what he said but I can’t capture the flavor right now)

{sfx: pa~}

[XC]: Take that!
(“hit”)

{sfx: pong~}

[ZY]: Take that!
(“hit”)

{sfx: cha~}

{sfx: ka!}

{sfx: ka!}

That’s some thick armor. He came prepared!

Except…

a thick armor…
{sfx: pong~}

cost him his agility!

{sfx: pong~}

[XC]: Ugh!
(grunting noise “wu”)

[ZY]: And that!
(“hit”)

{sfx: pa~}

[?]: Master Chu! Look out!

{sfx: keh!}

{sfx: zing!}

{sfx: cha~ cha~}

[XC]: Boy!

[ZY]: And that!
(“hit”)

{sfx: pong~}

[XC]: I, can’t,

[XC]: be, killed!

[ZY]: And that!
(“hit”)

{sfx: clang~}

{sfx: cha~ cha~}

{sfx: cha~ clang~}

[?]: Get behind him!

Come at me, indeed!
(same as Xu Chu’s words earlier)

{sfx: cha~}

{sfx: foo~}

[XC]: Look out, he’s, running!

[?]: Father’s killer!
(“murdered-father enemy”)

{sfx: clang~}

[Xu Ding]: Surround him, hurry!

Years later, this Liaoyuan Huo guy…

has grown shockingly strong!
(not just strength-wise)

[?]: Look, Xiahou Yuan’s troop is withdrawing first.
[?]: Now the Sun army reinforcement can reach land again.

[?]: Gong Jin’s spies plus Kong Ming’s bait.

[Water Mirror]: Cao Cao would have a difficult time deciding which is the real deal.
(“really make Cao Cao feel not fake [or] real”)

[Kan Ze]: Yes. Against all expectations, his massive advantage was overturned by a lowly fire attack.

[?]: Fifth and Seventh have certainly knocked him off his high horse.
(I have a suspicion that I’m translating this idiom wrong, see link; but if nobody complains I might keep it this way, for now at least)

[WM]: Underestimating the enemy is indeed Cao Cao’s fatal weakness.

[Eighth]: Strategy-wise Cao Cao might be outmatched.

[Eighth]: But remember, my teachers…

[Eighth]: If we suppose Yuan Fang hasn’t let go of Cao Cao even after death…

[Eighth]: we can’t forget about the King of Decisive Strategy who defeated Yuan Fang!

[Eighth]: Guo Jia… How far has his calculations reached?

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