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In Progress Ravages of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Ningen's Dorama Part 2

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by RK47, Jul 10, 2016.

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    63 - Gratitude
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    They were very tired that day.
     
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    64 - Following the Currents
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    [​IMG] They're coming at us one army at a time? This is going to be easier than I thought. Cavalry, charge out of the gates and flank them from behind!
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    [​IMG] Liu Biao, your ambitions is without substance.
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    [​IMG] Sir, that's Huang Zhong! A famed archer general!
    [​IMG] Flank and destroy.
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    [​IMG] Even the sharpest knife is useless in the hands of an inept cook.
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    [​IMG] My thoughts exactly.
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    Liu Biao didn't even breach the gates.

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    [​IMG] Oh, what a surprise. Who are we allying with?
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    [​IMG] Why? Why even bother?
    [​IMG] Here's your district assignment.
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    [​IMG] If you want to influence our lord's decisions, you need to be there during the council meetings.
    [​IMG] OH GEE I SHOULD BE THERE INSTEAD OF HERE, FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES! KILLING THOUSANDS OF OUR ENEMIES LIKE ANIMALS.
    [​IMG] Viceroy. Do you seek more power?

    There was no reply. Only a frown.

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    Tired of waiting, the defense force advanced forward and engaged the rest of Liu Biao's attacking army and decimated them completely in a few weeks of engagement.

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    [​IMG] That's the last of them. We've beaten them back for now.
    [​IMG] Damn it. Dong Zhuo is expanding again.
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    [​IMG] Liu Zhang won't last long. They're going to take his entire territory in the southwest. We need to run an interference or else this will be the turning point for our western front.
    [​IMG] You know it's not possible unless Lord Cao Cao secures a ceasefire with Yuan Shao.
    [​IMG] I know, that's what makes it so frustrating. My promotion's coming up. I might seek a ceasefire pact as a privilege.
    [​IMG] Report! Another coalition has been formed against us!
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    [​IMG] Goddamit.
     
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    [​IMG] Round two, dindu.
    [​IMG] Let's do this.
    [​IMG] We should all march towards Shouchun and teach that whelp another lesson!
    [​IMG] Viceroy, when do we march?
    [​IMG] If we march south, Yuan Shao will capitalize and retake Jibei. All that battle would be for nothing.
    [​IMG] Then, do you have a plan?
    [​IMG] Yes. Alkeides, you are to govern Qiao.
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    [​IMG] Yue Jin, Xiapi is yours to command.
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    [​IMG] Count on me, Viceroy.
    [​IMG] Xun Yu, Guangling is yours. Watch the borders for further attacks.
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    [​IMG] I swear my devotion.
    [​IMG] Viceroy, recently Lord Cao Cao has recruited an exceedingly capable naval officer. Could we perhaps request his transfer to your district?
    [​IMG] Why not? Do so.
    [​IMG] Once you arrive in your respective cities, I'll execute the plan.
    [​IMG] What plan?
    [​IMG] Messengers will be dispatched, all will be made clear. Dismissed.

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    Everyone hates him more than you. Use that hatred to cultivate their love for you.

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    [​IMG] You're in charge of Military matters from now on. Don't let me down.
    [​IMG] I thank you for this responsibility.
    [​IMG] As your ruler, my first order would be to send my ambassadors to Yuan Shao and Liu Biao negotiate a cease fire.
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    [​IMG] Cheng Yu and Jia Kui is assigned to the task.
    [​IMG] Good. I've an appointment with the Southlanders. You stay here and oversee matters in Puyang.
    [​IMG] Understood.
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    [​IMG] Likewise, what is the matter?
    [​IMG] We hoped that you would release Yuan Tan.
    [​IMG] And what do I gain out of that?
    [​IMG] I - Master Yuan misses his son very much.
    [​IMG] Very well. I hope this gesture will mend old wounds between our armies. We shall release Yuan Tan at once.
    [​IMG] Really?! Thank you very much, Master Shi Difen!
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    [​IMG] My followers shall be rewarded.
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    [​IMG] Excellent. This will help improve relations.
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    [​IMG] Come, Little Conqueror. I'll show you the new ruler of the Central Plains.
     
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    67 - We iz Kangz Now
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    [​IMG] They're not even coming out.
    [​IMG] Cowards! Storm their walls! To the north gate!
    [​IMG] Hi.
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    [​IMG] SHIIIIEEEEEET
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    [​IMG] Ho, we have a new monster today.
    [​IMG] Commander! Let us scale the walls!
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    [​IMG] Way ahead of you my nigga!
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    [​IMG] Indeed, way ahead of you.
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    [​IMG] Damn bitch-ass Hanz! Fight like a man!
    [​IMG] COMMANDER! When do we get to fight?!
    [​IMG] They're coming soon, Zhang Fei.
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    [​IMG] Oh no! Sun Ce's already inside?! We must hurry niggaz!
    [​IMG] Welcome to hell.
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    [​IMG] WHAT THE FUCK IS DIS SHIT?! DESCEND AND ENGAGE!
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    [​IMG] Shi Difen's there! LETZ FITE, HANZ!
    [​IMG] Tiger cub's here. Decimate him.
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    [​IMG] Rekt.
    [​IMG] Milord! I'm coming, my nigga!
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    [​IMG] No, you're not.
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    [​IMG] I'VE HAD ENOUGH! FIGHT ME, ENEMY GENERAL!
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    Zhang Yan lasted three bouts.

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    [​IMG] HA! YOU SEE THAT, HANZ?! WE REKT YO ASS!
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    [​IMG] If only we fought fair all the time. It doesn't change anything. Go home, dindu and say hi to Momma Wu for me.
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    [​IMG] Shi Difen! This isn't over, Hanzer! I'll be back with more!
     
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    Sun Ce's army is divided into two. One trapped inside, rapidly losing men. And those outside, burning as they desperately assault the gates.
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    [​IMG] A masterful trap.
    [​IMG] The fire's out, assault the gates!
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    [​IMG] Fuuuuu-
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    [​IMG] And that's the last of the inner army.
    [​IMG] Their morale is too high! Hit their last camp!
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    [​IMG] Turning your backs on us? Foolish.
    [​IMG] Goddamit! They're sending cavalry to raid our main camp! With me! Hurry!
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    [​IMG] All gates are down, but so what? You're divided in two. Everyone, pull back.
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    Outnumbered 3 to 1, there's no chance of victory.

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    [​IMG] Why do you persist? Zhang Yan, finish it!
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    [​IMG] Sun Ce, forgive me.
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    [​IMG] Taishi Ci, has failed today!
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    [​IMG] What now, Commander?
    [​IMG] Sun Ce's army is broken. If we attack now, we can wipe them out.
    [​IMG] Zhou Yu's not here today. What a shame.
     
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    [​IMG] I had no idea you have a son.
    [​IMG] He is my godson. He will grow to be a fine warrior.
    [​IMG] I believe you.
    [​IMG] Shi Difen! Where do we attack now? Do we break Sun Ce, or capture Cao Cao?
    [​IMG] Why can't we do both?
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    [​IMG] Bwahahaha! I like this idea!
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    Sun Ce's army valiant resistance proved insufficient to prevent the loss of Lujiang, however Shi Difen's army dare not cross the waters into the Southlands.

    [​IMG] Difen, why not?!
    [​IMG] We don't need the additional headache from naval combat. Trust me. Oh that reminds me. Guards! Send a letter to Lu Meng to recapture Jibei!
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    [​IMG] Tell Liu Pi and Guan Ping of Chenliu to march as well!
    [​IMG] Yes, Sir!
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    Cao Cao's fate is sealed.

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    [​IMG] Mmmmm, Shi Difen would want to see this.
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    [​IMG] (Who is this guy?)
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    [​IMG] (lol) Okay.
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    [​IMG] Tell Sun Ce, let's play again some time.
    [​IMG] Understood. I thank you for your time.

    Wang Kuang's Jibei crumbles under siege.

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    And Zhang Fei has successfully held off all Sun Ce's army attempt to retake Lujiang.

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    [​IMG] (I... win.)
     
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  10. Why do the characters in this game look so Western? Faces I mean. This problem does not exist in Kung Fu movies.
     
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    [​IMG] I did this to save us all.
    [​IMG] After all I did- No. It's pointless. Leave.
    [​IMG] The door is always open, Mengde.

    The rest of Cao Cao's warriors were more than willing to move on. Sure, their liege was betrayed - but their deeds will live on and it's not like their new employer is an unproven ruler.

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    [​IMG] I know your father.
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    [​IMG] What does it matter?
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    [​IMG] EVERYTHING IN ITS ENTIRETY!
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    [​IMG] W-what?!
    [​IMG] You think I desire this? Your father's arrogance forced my hand! The coalition would've slowly destroyed us all!
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    [​IMG] Ah, cowardice. The perfect excuse for traitors.
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    [​IMG] Spare me. You were never there with us. With the rest of the men!
    [​IMG] How dare you my father and I-
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    [​IMG] Your father was content to leave everything to me. I saw a problem and THIS is the solution
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    [​IMG] Had you the foresight and intellect to solve it, you would've intervened before this faithful servant had to commit treachery to save your father's kingdom!
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    [​IMG] Please do all you can to make your father understand this too.
    [​IMG] It will be difficult. But I shall try.

    Xun Yu, the Benevolent Scholar forgave Difen's revolt.

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    [​IMG] Welcome back, War Minister.
    [​IMG] I've misjudged you. This servant is ready to serve again once more.
    [​IMG] Good. Is there any more outstanding prisoners I need to deal with directly? I've already secured the services of the Xiahou Brothers.
    [​IMG] This may seem awkward, but I've stumbled upon a rare beauty while being transferred to my cell.
    [​IMG] Excuse me?
    [​IMG] Milord, this woman is young and she possess grace and beauty.
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    [​IMG] What are you insinuating?
    [​IMG] Nothing untoward. She is blameless. Just an unfortunate person caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    [​IMG] Then, I'll go see her right now.
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    [​IMG] I'll see you at Puyang then.
    [​IMG] Milord. I depart.
    [​IMG] Isn't she a beauty?
    [​IMG] Yes. Can we move on?
    [​IMG] Well, one of the newest scholar is proving to be quite exceptional.
    [​IMG] What's his name? Don't we have you and Guo Jia already?
    [​IMG] He hails from a famed merchant clan, his name is Sima Yi, a master of stratagems and negotiations.
    [​IMG] Then he's the kind of person we need to tell Sun Ce to back off.
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    [​IMG] Understood. Milord, with this, peace in Central Plains can be achieved.
    [​IMG] Yeah. That's good to hear.
    [​IMG] Best of luck between you and Bu Lianshi
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    [​IMG] The court congratulates Grand Minister Shi Difen and wishes him a long and prosperous life!
    [​IMG] Congratulations. You've made it.
    [​IMG] Yeah, it's been a long way since Shangdang.
    [​IMG] Indeed, brothers.
    [​IMG] Come, let us feast!
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    [​IMG] Everyone! We must celebrate! Summon the KFC! The Umakara flavored chicken will be here soon!
     
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    71 - The Little Troubles
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    [​IMG] With this peace, we can now consolidate our power in the Central Plains. My first order as Grand Minister: suppress Kong Rong! General Zhang Fei. Lead an army and hit them from the west!
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    [​IMG] At the same time, Yue Jin will strike from the east with a smaller force to lure the defenders out.
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    [​IMG] AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!
    [​IMG] What?
    [​IMG] I never thought I'd see the day. Yuan Shu, serving as Sun Ce's errand boy. How times have changed, huh?
    [​IMG] If you're done belittling me, I have a message from Sun Ce.
    [​IMG] Well, out with it.
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    [​IMG] Who's that?
    [​IMG] Grand Minister, she's Sun Ce's wife.
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    [​IMG] Oh. We must've captured her in Lujiang.
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    [​IMG] (Oh man, I wanna visit the dungeon so bad right now and NTR the fuck out of Sun Ce.)
    [​IMG] Well? What is your answer?
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    [​IMG] Return to your lord with this message: Cuck.
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    [​IMG] Is that wise, provoking him like that?
    [​IMG] I'll release her on the next visit. I won't make it too easy for him to regain his woman.
    [​IMG] Speaking of spouses, how goes your courtship?
    [​IMG] Oh. That reminds me. I'll be going now.
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    [​IMG] (She likes books, huh?)
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    [​IMG] I'll take this.
    [​IMG] Excellent choice, Grand Minister.
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    [​IMG] It's me.
    [​IMG] Grand Minister. It is an honor.
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    While this courtship occurs, Kong Rong battles for his survival in Beihai.

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    [​IMG] I'll visit you again tomorrow with a new book.
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    [​IMG] Who's this guy?
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    [​IMG] (Ah, just another civic official. I can let him go.)
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    [​IMG] Grand Minister, may I ask a question?
    [​IMG] Go ahead.
    [​IMG] Why are you being so lenient to Yuan Shao?
    [​IMG] If you're suggesting an invasion to the Northlands, then I'll have to decline.
    [​IMG] Why not? He has raised three coalitions against our previous lord. And he may do so again.
    [​IMG] No, he won't. He's run out of excuses to attack. Keep him pacified, and his dynasty will slowly decline.
    [​IMG] If you say so, milord.
     
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    Damn RK47, you are a fucking machine! How do you even manage so many updates in so short a time? I know I get exhausted just uploading pictures for and formatting just one similar update to the kind that you are spewing out in short order...:shredder:
     
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    [​IMG] No, what about it.
    [​IMG] They had so many valuable scrolls and books, but now they're scattered all over. One in particular is very intriguing to me. It's called Chronicles of Lushi.
    [​IMG] Say no more, I'll try to find it for you.
    [​IMG] That's not what I meant- oh, never mind.
    [​IMG] (I tried looking at the local bookstore, but it doesn't have a copy, perhaps I should try a neighboring city.)
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    [​IMG] Might as well conquer He Nei while I'm at it. Guards, send a message to Liu Bei of Xuchang and Guan Yu of Chenliu.
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    [​IMG] Yes, that's the one.
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    [​IMG] I don't have much to offer you, but let me teach you our southern ways of navigating the river.
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    [​IMG] That would be very helpful.
    [​IMG] By the way, where did you get the book?
    [​IMG] He Nei.
    [​IMG] Ah, that's nice. I should visit there some time.
    [​IMG] Yeah, it'll be nicer in a few month's time.
    [​IMG] What do you mean by that?
    [​IMG] The guards were rude to me. I had to sneak past them. But soon, that won't be the case.
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    His wedding was attended by a very special guest.

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    And a new minister was appointed later that day.

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    And to commemorate the joyful day, many titles were awarded that day.

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    And for a time, there was much happiness in the Central Plains.
     
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    [​IMG] Grand Minister.
    [​IMG] I haven't forgotten, you know.
    [​IMG] About what?
    [​IMG] That wonderful ancient wine you wanted to try.
    [​IMG] Do you really have the time?
    [​IMG] Anything for a friend.
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    [​IMG] We owe it to our diplomats. They kept the peace so that we can engage in such leisurely trips.
    [​IMG] Forgive me for not believing in you. My vision was clouded back then.
    [​IMG] It's all in the past. Let's walk forward together as friends.
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    [​IMG] It's about an old friend. He came to my aid in a time of great need. I heard their village came under attack by bandits, and I haven't heard from them since.
    [​IMG] I can see why you might be worried.
    [​IMG] It would be a grave stain of my honor if I could not render assistance in their time of need. But my duties prevent me from seeking them out. Would you be willing to find him if you're in the area?
    [​IMG] Certainly. Tell me where to start looking.
    [​IMG] Try Jibei. If you see him, tell him that Lu Meng is always there if he needs me.
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    The man explained that he is in fine health and was grateful for Lu Meng's offer his assistance. He quickly wrote a letter in response, telling his old friend not to worry.

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    [​IMG] That's what friends are for.
    [​IMG] To tell you the truth, I came to your employ in very awkward circumstances, but I've always heard good things about you. And now I know why. Lu Meng is proud to count you as one of his friends.
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    And now a visit to an old friend.

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    [​IMG] Minister Cao Cao.
    [​IMG] Grand Minister. You have to excuse me for not entertaining you with a more lavish welcome.
    [​IMG] No matter. I'm glad you've changed your mind.
    [​IMG] Don't be so grateful. I did this for myself.
    [​IMG] Yes. I would've done the same if I were you.
    [​IMG] So. What now, o Grand Minister?
    [​IMG] What do you mean?
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    [​IMG] Your immediate enemies are pacified, your people are happy and united. Is it not time to finish what you started?
    [​IMG] I intend to.
    [​IMG] Good. Very good. Leave me. I am very busy.
    [​IMG] I'll just leave the wine here then.
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    74 - A Visit to the West
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    [​IMG] (I must not forget the threat Dong Zhuo poses on Changan. I must plot my western campaign. First, to sow dissent between Lu Bu and his stepfather.)
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    [​IMG] Stand aside, the Grand Minister wishes to pass.
    [​IMG] No. Let me handle this garbage.
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    [​IMG] Oof, not as easy as I thought. But...
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    [​IMG] Charge! Advance!
    [​IMG] That's right!
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    [​IMG] SHAAAAAA!
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    [​IMG] Execute him and take his gold.
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    Luoyang

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    [​IMG] Governor. Is everything alright?
    [​IMG] What an unusual sight, Grand Minister. Are you on an inspection tour of sorts?
    [​IMG] Yes, I'm headed to Changan. Forgive me for not visiting as often.
    [​IMG] It is no trouble, the Central Plains would be a lot more chaotic without you around. Safe journeys, milord.
    [​IMG] Chengyu, please accept this gift. Your long service should be rewarded.
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    [​IMG] Then, farewell.
    [​IMG] (Next stop, Hongnong.)
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    [​IMG] (Damn! They moved faster than I thought!) Send out messages to Chenliu, Hongnong, Luoyang and Xuchang!
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    [​IMG] (I must hurry to Changan and organize the defenses!)
     
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    75 - The Western BBQ
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    [​IMG] Governor Chen, status report.
    [​IMG] The Emperor is calm and composed by your arrival, Grand Minister. Our garrison stands ready to fight.
    [​IMG] Very good. What preparations have you made for our defenses?
    [​IMG] The siege workshop has completed the designs on Catapults. Our troops can deploy them as needed.
    [​IMG] Very well. Excellent work. I shall now visit the officers in this city.
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    [​IMG] (What a motley bunch. I need to transfer better officers in the future.)
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    [​IMG] Alright. Planning time is over! Let's fight!
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    [​IMG] The servant of Han knows no retreat! PREPARE YOURSELVES!
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    [​IMG] Grand Minister, Dong Zhuo's 46,300 elite cavalry is here with Zhang Liao.
    [​IMG] The rest will be here soon. Tell the men to erect the defenses.
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    [​IMG] Zhang Liao, destroy their camps!
    [​IMG] At once, milord!
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    [​IMG] Are we just going to let them destroy our camps?
    [​IMG] Going outside now would be suicide. Look, trouble is here.
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    [​IMG] Gulp.
    [​IMG] Stay in your positions. A mistake can cost your lives. Cao Hong, with me!
    [​IMG] Bwa-ha-ha! Right with you, mate!
    [​IMG] Tell Lu Bu to guard our main camp, and the rest to prepare the siege engine.
    [​IMG] Alert! The enemy approach!
    [​IMG] What?
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    [​IMG] Shi Difen?! He's in Changan?! BURN HIS CAMPS DOWN! TEAR DOWN HIS FLAG!
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    [​IMG] B-both camps have fallen.
    [​IMG] And we've lost no men. We're doing good.
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    [​IMG] The flames! AAIIEEEE!
    [​IMG] Ignore it! Scale the walls! With me!
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    [​IMG] They're coming.
    [​IMG] SIEGE ENGINES! FIRE!
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    [​IMG] What is this?! Are these not siege engines?! And they've put them BEHIND walls?!
    [​IMG] We're under fire from all sides!
    [​IMG] Not one step backwards! The line is here!
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    [​IMG] My goodness, Lord Dong is already at the walls. Lu Bu, why are you not with your father?
    [​IMG] Father says I should guard the camp, so guard I shall. Besides, a hero always makes the last possible entry.
    [​IMG] I pray you are right on this. Men! Attack!
     
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    76 - The Greatest Fool
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    [​IMG] (Lu Bu's not moving? No wonder we can deal with this pressure.)
    [​IMG] Grand Minister! They've descended from the walls!
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    [​IMG] Close in and trap them in the blaze!
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    [​IMG] Surround Ma Chao!
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    [​IMG] Let our your war cry!
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    [​IMG] Curses! The men are panicking!
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    [​IMG] Mi Zhu! Bring out the next Catapult!
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    [​IMG] Grand Minister! You've inspired us all!
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    [​IMG] Come barbarians! FITE ME!
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    Cao Hong ended Song Xian's fight on the fourth round with a decisive strike.

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    [​IMG] Superb! Morale will collapse!
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    [​IMG] Xiahou Shang! Damn! We need to reinforce the right flank!
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    [​IMG] Cheng Yu! Just in time!
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    [​IMG] Ma Chao's been routed?! No!
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    [​IMG] Lu Bu, where are you?!
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    [​IMG] Lu Bu, you fool!
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    [​IMG] Am I not the greatest hero ever?
    [​IMG] Sir! Lord Dong requests you come to the front.
    [​IMG] In a minute. I need more reinforcements to enhance my heroic entry.
    [​IMG] ...
     
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    77 - The Better Part of Valor
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    [​IMG] Everyone! Lu Bu will be here soon! Count on it!
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    [​IMG] Fools! Don't you see Lu Bu has betrayed all of you again! Even now he's razing the camp he's supposed to protect!
    [​IMG] No! We're doomed!
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    [​IMG] No! It's a lie! It's all a lie!
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    [​IMG] Damn, another unit has routed! Intensify the defenses!
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    [​IMG] Li Dian! Straight to the front! Push them back!
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    [​IMG] Crown Prince Dong, at this rate...
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    [​IMG] Lu Bu!!!!
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    [​IMG] Father has been defeated?! No! TO ME! AVENGE THE FALLEN!
    [​IMG] Surround him.
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    [​IMG] Shit. Fall back! FALL BACK!
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    [​IMG] Spears hold back Lu Bu! Everyone else. BACK TO THE WALLS!
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    [​IMG] Ah! Well timed, Xu Huang! I can hear my heroic songs being composed!
    [​IMG] Lu Bu? Where's Lord Dong?
    [​IMG] It matters not! Pang De! Scale the walls! Everyone else, charge through the gates!
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    [​IMG] Sheesh. Intensity the attacks!
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    [​IMG] Allow me, Grand Minister!
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    [​IMG] Scatter them!
    [​IMG] Lu Bu, we're pushing too hard. We need to wait for reinforcement. Stop pushing the rest of the units into the meatgrinder!
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    [​IMG] Jia Xu's isolated! Surround and destroy!
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    [​IMG] Gao Shun! Charge in!
    [​IMG] Yes, sir!
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    78 - We are Heroes
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    [​IMG] They still haven't budged! What gives?!
    [​IMG] Perhaps we underestimated them.
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    [​IMG] Fight on! The Emperor is behind us!
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    [​IMG] No, Zhu Ling!
    [​IMG] Break! You worms! BREAK before me!
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    [​IMG] Cao Ang, withdraw and swap with Liu Bei's unit!
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    [​IMG] Lu Bu, we're outnumbered!
    [​IMG] Retreat is punishable by death!
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    [​IMG] Men! Remember Hu Lao Gate!
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    [​IMG] It's the Legendary Brothers! With them around we have need not fear Lu Bu!
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    [​IMG] STOP RUNNING!
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    [​IMG] Good. Stay, so I can capture your head!
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    [​IMG] Enemy purged. To their camp!
    [​IMG] Forgive me, Crown Prince Dong...
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    [​IMG] Zhang Yan! Finish it!
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    [​IMG]Defenders of Han! Rejoice!
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    79 - Retribution
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    With the catastrophic loss of 200,000 men in Chang An, Dong Zhuo's army is in dire state of collapse.

    [​IMG] They've marched right into suicide. I couldn't have asked for a better start to my Western Campaign! Send out the messengers!
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    [​IMG] Alkeides will lead 36,000 men to Shangyong!
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    [​IMG] Instruct the Xiahou brothers to march from Puyang to Tianshui!
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    [​IMG] Us three shall proceed to Anding.
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    [​IMG][​IMG] Understood!
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    [​IMG] Sir! We've marched too fast for the two armies to keep up.
    [​IMG] It's fine. We'll establish early control of the battlefield.
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    [​IMG] Back off.
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    [​IMG] Let Pang De come to our spears! I shall destroy the enemy camp! Zhang Yan, with me!
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    [​IMG] A formidable warrior!
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    [​IMG] Doesn't matter how much you poured in, you've been lured to your graves!
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    [​IMG] Diao Chan! NO!
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    [​IMG] Shi Difen! You'll pay!
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    [​IMG] I think not.
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    [​IMG] The bridge is too narrow! Pull back!
    [​IMG] Liu Pi! Drop a siege tower to destroy their camp!
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    [​IMG] Spear team, ladder up!
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    [​IMG] Our external camps are gone. Lu Bu we'll make a final stand in the city!
     
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    RK47
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    [​IMG] It appears my identity is compromised.
    I play this game too much. I mean, when I go to work on Monday after a weekend of play, I had to let the laptop download 1500 image files to my dropbox.

    Those 2000 raw image backlogs are real and sometimes I just power thru the updates to get on with the game instead of playing thru and burning out when I had to trace the update progress over 2000 images in one go.

    I do confess, it's way easier to update battles because what occurs is a very clear cause and effect. However, when delving into character interactions and strategic planning, sometimes the reasoning isn't very clear and direct at first, because I want to maintain that 'twist' moment in the narrative. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. But overall, both the most horrid and satisfying experience is the First Coalition War update since I literally had to pause the game for 15 minutes, vent in an empty room and pull out a notebook to draw up a plan. Fuck that insanity and that's why I channeled the butthurt into the narrative.

    If you ask me the AI is too suicidal. KOEI needs to add a switch to understand being outnumbered 2 to 1 when doing offensive siege is an automatic loss. It's better to retreat instead of facing a total annihilation and subsequent death of garrisons that Dong Zhuo is facing right now.
     
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    Hope Power-Up Kit will fix it.
     
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    80 - Caged Tigers
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    [​IMG] They're already within the walls?! Men! Fend them off!
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    [​IMG] With this first step, Guan Yu shall spell doom to the traitors!
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    [​IMG] Not if I can help it!
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    [​IMG] Lord Guan! Urgent orders to retreat to the main camp from the Grand Minister!
    [​IMG] Huh? I didn't hear of this. Very well! Return to the main camp!
    [​IMG] Second Brother, where are you going?!
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    [​IMG] Hurry! Zhang Liao has arrived!
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    [​IMG] What in the world?! Why are you coming down from the walls?!
    [​IMG] It was a trick?! Return to the walls! Hurry!
    [​IMG] They're confused! This is our chance! Lu Bu! Let us charge out of the gates!
    [​IMG] I've been waiting for this!
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    [​IMG] Guan Ping! Aid the Grand Minister! I shall proceed to attack the walls!
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    [​IMG] Fa Zheng! You trickster! You humiliated me! And for that you will pay!
    [​IMG] To attain that deed alone means my life is already worth living!
    [​IMG] Lu Bu is here! We're gonna die!
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    [​IMG] Calm down, we've got this.
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    [​IMG] Fire! His favorite tactic! Scatter!
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    [​IMG] What's going on? Why are we divided into two? Tell everyone to come back quick!
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    [​IMG] Die, traitorous dogs!
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    [​IMG] Zhang Liao and Jia Xu has retreated into the gates! Zhang Yan, with me! Guan Ping, finish Lu Bu off!
    [​IMG] How dare you, whelp!
    [​IMG] Yes, Grand Minister! I will not let my father down!
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    [​IMG] They just keep coming!
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    [​IMG] You're no match for my valor!
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    [​IMG] Flee before my blade!
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    [​IMG] Grand Minister, so nice of you to join in!
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    [​IMG] This is no good. We've nowhere else to retreat!
    [​IMG] You got that right.
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    [​IMG] I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED! NEVER!
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    [​IMG] Do not falter! It is a mere cry from a sub-human beast before slaughter!
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    [​IMG] Forgive me, milord.
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    [​IMG] It's over. Finish it!
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    [​IMG] Is this where my liege's rule ends?
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    81 - Full Counter
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    [​IMG] Report! Dong Zhuo's force is in full retreat. Garrisons are depleted and their military power is in the state of collapse.
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    [​IMG] The dam burst. And now they're going to drown.
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    [​IMG] No enemies came to break my siege? Too easy!

    Even Liu Zhang dare to mount an assault on Zitong.

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    [​IMG] We mustn't let up. Send a message to Changan: capture Hanzhong!
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    [​IMG] Let's split our forces. Liu Bei, you will head to Wuwei.
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    [​IMG] Guanyu, to Jincheng!
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    [​IMG][​IMG] Understood!

    With so many hotspots and lack of military power to deploy, Dong Zhuo army cannot muster any effective response.

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    [​IMG] Congratulations, Sir! Long Live the Duke of Central Plains!
    [​IMG] A time of celebration is near, comrades. But first, the Beast who dare to strike at Han needs killing! ONWARD!
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    Shangyong falls quickly.

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    And Tianshui could not break the siege.

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    There is nowhere for them to run.

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    Death and defeat await traitors.
     
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