Seize power to fulfill one’s aspiration.
Make toast to remember old friends.
[?]: The pro and anti-Liu factions have clashed,
[?]: and it’s getting out of control!
[?]: And the lack of information from the neighboring cities is worrying!
chapter 470 A Friend Returns
(not sure if the “again” in the original Chinese is meaningful or redundant)
[?]: The eastern pagoda fell.
[?]: Our lord is in the eastern courtyard. Not sure how he’s doing.
[?]: Has the messenger returned?
[?]: Report! General Yi Guang has returned!
[?]: What happened to you, old Yi? Where is our Lord?
[Yi Guang]: All… all exits to the eastern courtyard have been blocked…
[YG]: There is fighting going on in the courtyard, but I don’t know who the enemy is.
[YG]: Go save them! This… this is a coup!
[?]: Have you found him?
[?]: The way he fell, he should be here!
[?]: Once we find the rope…
[?]: Found it! He’s under here!
[?]: Sir! General Ma’s troop has arrived!
[?]: Sir! We’ve just pushed back the archers outside the gates.
[?]: But the insiders who escaped know all the key locations in the city.
[?]: My lord, they’ve spread rumors in your absence!
[Zhao Fan]: Zhao Yun certainly has extraordinary minions.
[ZF]: They made a chaotic scene within my ranks.
[?]: My Lord, we found him!
[?]: So… what’s next?
[ZF]: Liu Bei doesn’t have much troops. He has no reinforcements.
[ZF]: Everyone, return to your posts!
[ZF]: Drag Zhao Yun’s corpse outside and demoralize his minions.
[ZF]: Oh, I see him.
[?]: Broken bones and a bloody mess…
[?]: That’s… what remains of the hero of Changban.
[ZF]: Overlook small details and a crack can sink ships.
(can’t find official translation of Guan Yin Zi‘s ninth chapter on “Remedies”?)
[ZF]: Ignore an insect and their bite may be poisonous.
[ZF]: Underestimate a scoundrel and they could ruin a country.
[ZF]: The calamity of Guiyang…
[ZF]: is another lesson.
[ZF]: And your troubles, Xiao Fan…
[ZF]: should also have gone up in smoke.
[ZF]: The three commanderies and Liu Bei should be wearing each other down, which is beneficial to us.
[ZF]: Sort out your feelings. I want to finish off Liu Bei!
[?]: Wa… wait.
[?]: This guy, he…
[?]: he’s Gao Fan, assigned to guard the pagoda!
[?]: He’s not Zhao Yun!
[?]: What? Then whe…
[?]: where is he?
[?]: Over here!
[?]: There’s another rope here!
[?]: He must’ve used Gao Fan’s corpse as a decoy,
[?]: then waited for the pagoda to fall before escaping!
[?]: Search the place! He’s still here!
[ZF]: You were waiting for the pagoda to fall?
[Zhao Yun]: Yes.
[ZF]: So you want to hold me hostage for Liu Bei?
[ZY]: Yes. We have more toasts to make.
[ZF]: Brains and brawn. Once again you remind me of someone.
[ZF]: That year I traveled the world with my younger oath brother.
[ZF]: We had the same aspiration, which was…
[ZY]: Younger? I thought he was your late older brother?
[ZY]: Don’t worry. I’ll take care of your “younger” sister-in-law.
[Xiao Fan]: Ah.
[?]: City or woman;
[?]: mission or family.
[?]: You missed your chance back then,
[?]: so now you get to choose again!
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That door will always be open to you.
You’re human if you can walk through it.