Of all the heroes in the world, who could act this way?
(ambiguous, it could also be interpreted as “who can be as highly-regarded as him”)
[?]: The battlefield will only bring death!
(“the battlefield is dangerous, destroying all living things”)
[?]: Without military training it’ll be suicide for you to go out there!
[?]: Go home! Please!
chapter 298 The Legend Returns
[?]: Do you hear me!
[?]: That bloodthirsty Cao Cao has brought calamity upon Xuzhou time and again! We’re sick of it!
[?]: Second master defends the lives of us peasants. How can we stand by and do nothing?
[?]: Tell second master that we’ll fight this criminal to the death!
(“…won’t go home…”)
[?]: We live or die as loyal men of Xuzhou!
[Guan Yu]: I will always follow my big brother. Surrender is out of the question.
[GY]: Besides, the people of Xuzhou won’t give up without a fight!
[GY]: I appreciate your good intention, brother.
(“…virtuous younger brother…”)
[GY]: Deputy, please escort General Zhang out safely.
[?]: After you, General Zhang.
[Zhang Liao]: Brother,
(“virtuous older brother”)
[ZL]: I want you to understand that it was meant to be for the Greater Good. Alas.
(“…things didn’t turn out as I wished, a pity”)
[ZL]: If you insist on dishonoring yourself, why should I bother.
[GY]: What are you trying to say?
[ZL]: I never forgot what Imperial Uncle Liu said to me that day.
[GY]: What did big brother say to you?
[ZL]: This place…
[ZL]: Once under the White Gate Tower,
[ZL]: I, too, wanted to fight alongside my brothers till the end.
[ZL]: But Imperial Uncle Liu changed my life with his speech.
[ZL]: Except now the tower is empty. Everything returns to the absurd feudal ways.
[ZL]: I can feel that you’re struggling.
[ZL]: The exterior and the interior are in conflict.
[ZL]: On the outside there’s the ethical demand from the sages.
[ZL]: But on the inside you’re blaming yourself for this misstep.
[ZL]: You wonder if Imperial Uncle Liu’s bloodline would end because of you.
[ZL]: Shh, let your heart do the talking.
(“don’t use mouth, use your heart to answer”)
[ZL]: What is Loyalty (and Righteousness)?
[ZL]: What is the Greater Good?
[ZL]: And what… is reality.
(“what, is reality”; the pause is for dramatic effect)
[ZL]: I’ll wait for you here.
[ZL]: Go see your two sisters-in-law.
[?]: General Yue Jin has returned.
[Yue Jin]: Advisor, is it really safe to let Zhang Liao go in alone?
[Guo Jia]: Guan Yu is an honorable man. He would not take advantage of anyone.
[YJ]: You seem to value Guan Yu highly,
[YJ]: disregarding even the congregation of Yuan Shao’s forces at Beihai.
[YJ]: Liu Bei must be very important to them for such a massive southward mobilization.
[GJ]: Liu Bei is the current head of the Imperial clan. Getting him to be on their side will strengthen Yuan Shao’s reputation.
[GJ]: Our Lord’s image, on the other hand, has suffered. It’s troubling.
[YJ]: But you seem unconcerned.
[GJ]: General Yue, it’s true that Liu Bei is an important person.
[GJ]: But don’t you remember who’s in Xiapi?
[GJ]: As long as he lives,
[GJ]: Liu Bei means nothing.
(“what of Liu Bei?”)
[?]: Live and one can accomplish much more.
[ZL]: It also takes more courage to live than die.
[ZL]: What does the Greater Good mean to you, brother?
[ZL]: Can you cross that line?
(“…walk across/pass it”)
[GY]: Take care of things for me, brother.
(not literally referring to the weapon, not my interpretation anyway)
[ZL]: I will guarantee the safety of Liu Bei’s son,
[ZL]: and peacetime for Xuzhou.
The capability to rise beyond one’s stake in a reputation
(not sure; “able to transcend personal persistence for reputation”)
is a rare trait for such a resolute and steadfast man.
Upon revisiting the White Gate Tower, I am once again shaken.
(“…face with a shocking imagery”)
Perhaps the God of War of yesterday is gone…
Today a new era of the Warrior Saint has begun!
And this era
shall outlast any dynasty.