Ravaging Times

chapter 231


{sfx: dong! dong! dong!}

In the summer of year 198, Cao Cao led a full-fledged offensive against Lü Bu.

chapter 231 Toward Darkness

[Yu Jin]: Archers get ready!

[YJ]: Up three! Cover for the siege battalion!



{sfx: pa~ pa~ pa~}

{sfx: pa~ pa~}

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[YJ]: The enemy is too powerless to fight back.
[YJ]: Archers push forward; force their reinforcements to retreat!

[?]: A hundred steps forward!

{sfx: shoo~}
[Meng]: A hundred.

[M]: A hundred fifty.

{sfx: pa}

[M]: Two hundred steps now.

[M]: Enemy archers have approached the walls.

[Zang Ba]: Based on the number of arrows, Cao’s archers must all be there.
{Lü Bu’s subordinate, Zang Ba}

[M]: Two degree west wind; up four, sustain fire.

[ZB]: Left two, up four! Sustain!


{sfx: shoo~}

That… that many!

{sfx: cha~}

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{sfx: cha~ cha~}

[?]: Chief, the report didn’t say they had this many archers?
[?]: How should I know!

[YJ]: We fell for it! Retreat, everybody retreat!

{sfx: cha~}

[?]: Master Yu, be careful on the retreating path…

[Gao Shun]: Break through the middle!

[GS]: Faster, my brothers!

Didn… didn’t Gao Shun get demoted? How…


[Cao Cao]: Your men were ambushed too?

[YJ]: Yes, Hou Cheng‘s faction failed and they were all captured.

[YJ]: And the enemy number is much higher than the report claimed. We can’t get that much reinforcement in a pinch.

[Cao Hong]: Looks like Xun Yu‘s rescue was their idea.
[Xiahou Yuan]: Right. The intelligence we gathered were all wrong.

[official]: They know more about us than we about them; we should refrain from advancing further after this loss.
[officer]: Besides, if Yuan Shao hears of this we will need to watch our backs.

[CC]: Xun Yu has returned to capital Xu; he can take care of our base and dispatch reinforcements.

[official]: All of our plans are wasted now, my Lord.
[official]: Instead we should withdraw from Xiao pass to avoid more losses.

[CH]: Hoo, of all my years fighting I’ve never been in a situation like this.
[XHY]: Man we’ve been led by the nose every step of the way.

[?]: This Chen Gong sure lives up to his fame.

[scout]: Sir!

[scout]: The Mount Tai rebels have defeated Han Hao and are heading this way!
[scout]: General Xu Huang is requesting immediate reinforcement!

[CC]: Everyone stay calm. Things might look bad now, but it is not hopeless.

[CC]: Please be optimistic. I don’t believe Chen Gong can defeat two of our Geniuses.

[officer]: That’s all we need to hear.

[Sima Yi]: Pitfall.

[SMY]: Looks like Lü Bu’s cavalry is too much for you, Advisor.

[Guo Jia]: Yes. Gao Shun really is too fearsome to deal with head on.
[GJ]: I want you to lure his troop here and wipe them out.

[SMY]: But it can’t be that easy…

[GJ]: I asked you here because you can do it.

[SMY]: Then who will take my assignment?

[GJ]: The ambassador of darkness.

Zhong Da was dumbfounded, for he has heard stories about that man.


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