Ravaging Times

chapter 118

(I need to read this over, no time right now)

At the outer regions near Puyang, on the day before Cao Cao’s advancement to Puyang.
{north city}

[Guo Gong]: Lv Bu has a lot of influence, and now that Puyang is taken, Cao Cao is in big trouble.
[Sima Yi]: General Guo must have a reason to deploy troops here. We’ve known each other for a while, so let’s be frank.

[GG]: No… No, I just came to join the Puyang campaign, I…

[SMY]: Join the campaign? Is that for Cao Cao… or for Chen Gong?
[GG]: Then… then why’re you here?

[SMY]: To help you, of course.

chapter 118 Zhang Liang and Wolfneck

[GG]: Help me? So you think I want…
{Inspector of Yuzhou, Guo Gong}
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[SMY]: Right now Cao Cao is losing by a landslide, and a lot of Yanzhou’s people support Lv Bu. Yuzhou’s too, right?

[GG]: You think I will try to save myself and join Lv Bu?

Report!

[scout]: Runan region’s Yellow Turbans have joined Lv Bu’s army.

[SMY]: This secret message must be Lv Bu’s invitation.
[GG]: He… he’s inviting me…

[SMY]: Tear it up.

[GG]: Tear… but didn’t you agree that I should fight against Cao Cao…

[SMY]: I’m here… to help you analyze the situation.

[GG]: Analyze what? Right now I’m facing warlords from every direction.
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Lv Bu to the north, Yellow Turban to the south, Zhang Mao to the west,
Liu Bei to the east, Qingzhou’s Tian Kai and Beihai’s Kong Rong on the outskirts
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[GG]: Countless enemies cause Yanzhou’s allegiance to keep changing. How is this different from Dong Zhuo versus the Guandong Alliance?

[SMY]: Of course it’s different, they had much more forces then, but they still failed.

[SMY]: And now Lv Bu’s force is scarttered, Yellow Turban army is nothing without Zhang Jiao…

[SMY]: Zhang Miao will preserve his forces in Chenliu, Xuzhou is a mess, Tian Kai and Kong Rong will just spectate.

[Xun Yu]: And then…

{Xun Yu}
[XY]: There’re the agitating and malicious businessmen.

[XY]: Young Mister Sima,

{sfx: pa~}

[XY]: pleased to meet you.

Wolfneck!? This man…
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[SMY]: The pleasure’s all mine.

[XY]: I’m angry that I didn’t get to meet Mister Sima at Xuzhou.

[Liaoyuan Huo]: So it’s true that the Eight Geniuses know the world’s events without leaving the house.

[XY]: Then what’re you waiting for?

[LYH]: Young Master hasn’t given me the order.

[XY]: Or maybe he doesn’t have what it takes to deal with me.

[XY]: Am I right? Leader of the Handicapped Warriors.
[LYH]: Hoo.

[LYH]: Mister Xun Yu, we’ve been waiting for you.

[XY]: Since you’re so good at calculation, you must know that I’m here for General Guo AND you.

[XY]: I can forgive your misconducts, and keep them secret.

[SMY]: Because I still have some value?

[XY]: Don’t get smart with me, because you really have no choice.

[XY]: The Sima clan once worked with the Handicapped Warriors to oppose Lv Bu,
[XY]: so if Lord Cao loses, you think the Sima clan can survive in Yanzhou?

[SMY]: I just want to say that the Xuzhou campaign forced my hand.

[XY]: But it’s all about “money”, isn’t it?

[XY]: Since the Sima clan is filthy rich, what do you think you should do?
[SMY]: I hope to invest in lord Cao Cao’s affairs and become his strong supporter.

[XY]: A good suggestion; I’ll drop some charges. But… you’re not off the hook yet.
[SMY]: As an Advisor for lord Cao, you almost let him die; how will you be punished?

[XY]: As a true businessman, you really know how to haggle.

[SMY]: Do you want to say that your hand was forced as well?

[XY]: I’m not reckless like Guo Jia, but I know his tricks.

[XY]: I heard that the Sima clan makes a lot of money building cities.

[XY]: And you know the ins and outs of these cities, correct?

[SMY]: I can be anywhere you want me to be.

[XY]: No wonder the Sima clan is at the top of this popular market.

[SMY]: So you mean you would purposely put Cao Cao in danger,
[SMY]: just so you can make a surprising move when Lv Bu drops his guard?

[XY]: I only know that you have a marvelous record at rescue work.

[XY]: Or I should say that I didn’t expect Guo Jia to collapse;
[XY]: losing to someone who’s good at calculation, even.

[SMY]: You mean… I should get in the city ahead of time and protect lord Cao?

[SMY]: Then please put in a good word for me later, mister Xun.

[XY]: Our army is short in number, so we would appreciate your help, General Guo Gong.

[LYH]: Then what’s mister Xun’s plan?

[XY]: I hope General Guo and Mister Sima will setup ambush in the forests around the outskirts; the target is Chen Gong.
[XY]: The Handicapped Warriors should be in the city, saving my Lord at the crucial moment.

[SMY]: Deceptions after deceptions, to make Lv Bu fall for the same trick…
[SMY]: Though Chen Gong… might be a bit difficult for me.

[XY]: One, you really have no choice.

[XY]: Two,

Ha ha ha!

[XY]: I heard someone even defeated that demon Guo Jia.

{sfx: cha~}

[XY]: So how is Chen Gong a big deal?

[XY]: You do realize… that I will watch your performance, and decide whether to help you later.

[SMY]: What’re you laughing at? Don’t forget you’re…

[LYH]: Hahahaha, you’ve met your match.

[XY]: Three,

[XY]: if you read this, you will know my next step.

[XY]: Four, thank you for stopping my Lord’s crimes at Xuzhou.

[GG]: Mister Sima, he means…

[SMY]: Darkness always preceeds the light of dawn.

{sfx: pa!}

Who says only Crouching Dragon and Fledgling Phoenix of the Eight Geniuses are amazing?

Actually… any one of them is frightening enough!

Zhang Liang – once helped Liu Bang establish the empire of Han; but when the work is done, he only wanted to retire.

Wolfneck – a wolf can turn its head near 180 degrees, so it can bite anything in the front, or from the back.

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