Ravaging Times

September 29, 2016

chapter 469 (magazine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — merc @ 7:51 am

[?]: No one ahead. The enemy has fallen back by another position!
[?]: Patience. We have the enemies pegged!

[?]: Sir! Signal from our troops in the right hills says they haven’t spotted them yet!
(“report…”)
[?]: We’ve forced them to the left hills!

[?]: By the looks of this hill…

chapter 469 Zhang Fei Takes Flight
(semi-wordplay on Zhang Fei’s name?)

[Wei Yan]: their numbers should only be in the hundreds…

[?]: No wonder Zhang Fei avoided fighting. He’s short on men.

[WY]: Haha, so this third master Zhang,

[WY]: I was looking forward to a real battle,

[WY]: but it turned out to be a mere skirmish.
(“…small circle…”)

[?]: Troops are deployed, master Wei.
[?]: And reinforcements from River Qu is on their way.

[?]: The target is now clear, we can move in.

[?]: Once the right side is in, we can attack with fire!

[WY]: I wonder if the land-lubber in the woods

[WY]: gets that he can’t even fly out of this one?
(wordplay on Zhang Fei’s name “fly”, and the land-lubber term “dry-land duck” and the idiom “can’t fly even with wings”)

[WY]: Avoidance is no solution.

[WY]: Come out and face me!

[Zhang Fei]: Fine.

[?]: Look, Zhang Fei is here!

[WY]: Our match isn’t over yet!
(“not decided win defeat”)

[ZF]: Come.

[WY]: What kind of weapon is that?

{sfx: zing~}

[ZF]: Serpent spear.

{sfx: zing~}

[ZF]: Now I slither instead of swimming.
(“now not duck, is snake”)

{sfx: ka~}

{clash~}

S… so strong!

[ZF]: Ho, not down yet.

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: cha~}

[ZF]: Watch out

[ZF]: for snake bite.

{sfx: ka~}

The spear is turning!?

{sfx: ka. ka.}

[ZF]: You’ve been bit.

DISMOUNT~

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: sha}

[WY]: You too.

[ZF]: Fine.

{sfx: pong~}

[WY]: Zhang Fei has dismounted. Hurry!

[?]: Here!

[ZF]: Ha!

[ZF]: Amazing.

[WY]: Men, charge!

{sfx: pong~}

[ZF]: Hoo.

[ZF]: Here they come.

{sfx: ka}

[ZF}: Go.

[WY]: Unit two, surround him!

{sfx: ta}

[?]: Where’re you running to, Zhang Fei?

[ZF]: Go.

{horse neigh~}

{sfx: pong~}

[ZF]: I ain’t runnin’.

[WY]: He’s still alone?

{sfx: ka}

No!

[WY]: Any sign of Zhang Fei’s troops?

[?]: Master Wei, look!

[?]: Th… they’re down below!

[?]: We’ve been lured away.

[?]: There’s no one but him in the hills!

[WY]: Have you no fear of death, Zhang Fei?

[WY]: Or have you
(“you are unafraid of death”)

[WY]: a death wish?
(“or actually want death”; possibly foreshadowing his end???)

{galloping sfx}

[ZF]: Wei, have you painted this hill?

[WY]: Haha, which hill?

{sfx: hoo}

[ZF]: The one across from us.

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: pa~ pa~ pa~}

{sfx: pong~}

[ZF]: What’s the matter, can’t catch up?

[WY]: Huff.

[WY]: Hahaha, why would I let a captured prey escape?

[ZF]: Interesting!

[ZF]: But the scale of fighting here is too small.
(“except, circle too small”)

[ZF]: Want a bigger prey?

[ZF]: If yes, then keep up!

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