Ravaging Times

May 8, 2015

chapter 439 (magazine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — merc @ 8:45 am

[?]: The rising water level has wiped away any trace of a road.
(“…original road already face/appearance made-over”)

[?]: The water is too deep up ahead, General. We can’t get across!

[?]: Tell the rear flank to pull back. We can’t go forward in this direction.

[?]: Look out! Landslide above us!

chapter 439 Fallen To Hell
(“battalion/camp fallen [into] hell”)

[?]: How’s it going. Are we still lost?
(“…have we not found the road yet”)

[?]: This terrain is hard to traverse. By the looks of it we can’t even travel for three li in a day.
(around 1247 meters)

[Xiahou Dun]: How long will our rations hold?
[?]: Three days tops. Master Dun, should we…

[?]: No! Keep moving. We’ll never retreat before recovering our Lord!

Oh Ah-Man…

You better be alive!


However, Xiahou Dun was also contemplating…

if things were to go wrong, what… he would do.

Save Cao Cao at all cost?

Or… save the Cao clan’s legacy?
(“…cao clan’s world”)

{Cao Cao’s main encampment}

[?]: All right. Switch shift.
[?]: Your turn to rest.

Everyone else is contemplating too.

[?]: Cough cough… Close the covers!
[?]: Hurry up. We’re freezing to death!

[?]: No more room. Get rid of the dead!
(“…dead men drag out”)
[?]: Damn it! He was fine yesterday; Now dead, after one shut-eye?
[?]: I heard that the second battalion had over three hundred deserters. Were they caught?

[?]: Our feet have been in ice water for days…
[?]: Yeah. It hurts like hell to walk, let alone fleeing…

[?]: This place is hell for sure…

[?]: All units assemble! All units!
(“full army rally, full army rally”)
[?]: Liu Bei’s army is here again!

[?]: They’re here!

[Cheng Yu]: Listen up. Our backs are against the wall, and our rations are near depletion…

[CY]: However, if we can hold on, reinforcement will come once the water recedes!

At this point, that was all Cheng Yu could do.
(“…only can say these”)

[?]: Sir, the de…defense…

[?]: Damn it! They surrendered!

The… the entire division?

So… they’ve planned this ahead of time!

Enemy siege by day, deadly cold by night. In mere days, even the most loyal troops would feel hard-pressed to fight on…

That Zhuge Liang’s art of war is frightening like the work of a devil!

{sfx: don~ don~}

[?]: Why’re you dawdling?
[?]: They’re heading for the rear with the defectors!

[?]: Block their route and aid the rear!

[?]: Xiahou Liang’s troop will go rescue them!

Another killer move presents itself as one regains consciousness.
(not sure)

[?]: The Cao army is exiting the camps!

[?]: Perfect timing! Out, everybody!

[?]: Am… ambush? How could this be?

[?]: Yes! Here lie your graves!

{sfx: shoo~}

[?]: Another enemy troop has been lured out!
[?]: Vanguards, prepare for a joint attack!

[Guan Ping]: We break their men before we capture the leader!
(“…Cao the traitor/rebel”)

[GP]: Men, engage!
(“guan ping’s troop…”)

[?]: The… the enemy is heading for Xiahou’s troop!
[?]: Send a unit to rescue them!

[?]: No, too many arrows. We can’t get close!
(“…climb not up there”)

[?]: Xiahou’s troop has been cut off!


[?]: Protect the core. Don’t rush forward!

[?]: General, we must save Xiahou Liang!

[?]: They’re done for if they’re isolated!
[?]: But…

[?]: East… to our east!

[?]: Enemy from the eastern valley!

{cavalry sfx}

[?]: Look… the banner!

[?]: It’s their main force!

[?]: Guan Yu’s coming!

{cavalry sfx}


(more like “huh”)


[?]: In… instant collapse!

{cavalry sfx}

[?]: Sir, Guan Yu’s troop is overwhelming.

[?]: They’ve killed many of our officers and men!

[?]: Our morale has crumbled, sir. What should we do?

[?]: Such killing aura,
(“earth move mountain shake”)

[?]: enough to shake the earth…
(“what level of killing aura”)

[Sima Yi]: Even the “immortal” has regained consciousness.

[SMY]: Curious. What level of man…
(“…one who could make immortal stare on with slack jaw”)

[SMY]: could make an immortal look on in disbelief.
(“…is what level of person”)

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