Ravaging Times

April 18, 2015

chapter 438 (magazine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — merc @ 8:11 am

{Jiangling}

[?]: The towers need three units.
[?]: Prep them and head on up!

[?]: Thanks to your accurate prediction, Advisor-

[?]: any later and we’d be in serious trouble.

chapter 438 Unspoken
(“one sentence heart word”)

[?]: Zhou Yu’s troops really came out of nowhere.

[?]: We thought they’d be after our Lord. Who knew they’d suddenly target us.

[?]: By the looks of it, they might’ve mobilized the whole army.
[?]: We’ve been caught off guard.

[?]: It’s getting colder, Advisor, plus the enemy blockade is preventing us from aiding Huarong…

[?]: After so many days, I’m afraid… our Lord’s troops…

[?]: No. Despite the difficulties, how could we vassals just let this happen?
(not sure)

[?]: Cao Ren’s forces have arrived!

[Jia Xu]: No. We cannot lose this ground.

[?]: Advisor, but…

[?]: we can’t do this!

[JX]: How are you holding up, Cao Ren?

[Cao Ren]: What do you mean…

[JX]: Deputy, provide rations to Cao Ren’s troop,

[JX]: then we’ll lock the gates and defend Jiangling to the end.
[?]: Are you being serious?

[JX]: Yes.

[JX]: Young Master Pi is at Xiangyang.

[CR]: Jia Xu, does this mean…

[JX]: You understand.

[JX]: You must’ve been thinking about it on your way here.

[CR]: Men, there’s been a change. We must take a detour.

[CR]: Our main force must head west!

[CR]: We’ll let Jia Xu’s troop take care of things here.

[CR]: Men, we head for Yiling!

[JX]: The fire in the hills may have trapped Yue Jin, but the downpour should’ve saved him, don’t you think?
[?]: Yes… I’ve also received news that of the main forces,

[?]: Yue Jin’s troop was the only one that managed to escape.

[JX]: Good. I can rest easy with him around.

[?]: But if you won’t rescue our Lord, Advisor, then… then…
[JX]: This is what the situation demands. It’s the best we can do…

[JX]: Cao Ren understood.

[JX]: I hope… Yue Jin will too.

{Xiangyang}

[?]: We’re so glad you’re safe, Young Master.

[Cao Pi]: Send Sima Yi my thanks.
[?]: You flatter him, Young Master.

[?]: It’s true. Young Master would’ve been in grave danger without Sima Yi’s help.
[?]: The days of travel must be exhausting, Young Master. Please rest inside.

[CP]: How much military forces do we have here?

[?]: We shouldn’t let emotions affect our decisions, Young Master, we need…

[CP]: Am I not allowed to go rescue my father?
[?]: Nonono, that’s not what we meant…

[Yue Jin]: Right now we need you to stay and stabilize morale, Young Master.

[CP]: I could execute you with impunity just for saying that.

[YJ]: I don’t fear death, unless it had no value.

[YJ]: I’m… just worried that you…
[CP]: What are you worried about?

[YJ]: You get it, Young Master!

[YJ]: We all do.

[YJ]: Four of our reinforcements still haven’t arrived.

[YJ]: I don’t know what happened back in the capital…

[YJ]: However, as things stand, there’s only one thing on our minds…

[YJ]: We must look out for Young Master Pi.

Because on that day, there was one thing on everyone’s mind:
“Cao Cao is dead.”

[?]: Stay calm. Hold fast!
[?]: Our Lord is still alive.

[?]: Reinforcements will be here soon!

[?]: Tighten our encirclement.
[?]: The Cao army can’t hold on much longer!

[?]: Whoa.

{falling sfx}

[?]: Shit! More traps!
[?]: Untested grounds. Don’t rush in!

[?]: Look, Guan Yu’s troops have slowed down!

[?]: Now’s our chance! What’re we waiting for, proceed with the plan!

[?]: Archers!

{sfx: shoo~}

[?]: A flawless defense.

[Guan Ping]: Father, this commander is quite good.
{Guan Yu’s son, Guan Ping}

[Guan Yu]: Yes. Yesterday the Cao army crumbled.
[GY]: And today they’re suddenly fighting tooth and nail.

[GY]: Never once have I witnessed such phenomenon in all my years on the battlefield.

[GY]: Kong Ming, I, too, have a thought…
(“…a sentence”)

Who…

who is it that has turned your depressing script…

into something more exciting?

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Because the commander…

seems to be pushing certain people… to their doom.

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