Ravaging Times

October 20, 2016

chapter 470 (magzine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — merc @ 8:20 am

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!

[?]: Look.

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.

[?]: Pull!

[?]: 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!

{sfx: ta}

[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.
(“…younger-brother’s wife…”)

[?]: No.

[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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