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Kingdom / Chapter 583
« on: Today at 01:06:18 pm »
I don’t see how Ri Boku is in danger of losing his life. He and all the other interesting characters surrounding him are all intertwined. To me, Gyou’un’s foreboding dreams are misplaced and more to do with the distant future. The last paragraph from the excerpt hints at Ri Boku's continued role as an antagonist. 

(Ch.140 Pg.19)



We know what Shin and his troops are capable of, but I’m not so sure about Ou Hon. I have a feeling that he and many of his troops may soon begin to show signs of fatigue causing severe weakness in their formation. I could be wrong.


 If Ou Sen knew this, why didn’t he say something?

(Ch.583 Pg.16)         


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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 583
« on: Today at 05:32:25 am »
Interesting chapter, thanks again my friends!

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 582
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:08:28 pm »
I think Shin wanted to put it in her mouth.

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Kingdom / Re: Chapter 582
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:04:20 pm »
This arc has been difficult to gauge and even more difficult to predict leading to more questions than answers. My main focus is of course Ou Sen, not that Ri Boku isn’t just as important, I just want to explore the steps he took and why it led him and the others to where they are today. I’m particularly curious about his exact location on the battlefield. And as I’ve said in the previous post, I believe Ou Sen knows he can’t execute Ri Boku, it’s impossible. It’s a lot easier to destroy him, to ruin the man’s esteemed character by alluding to his incapacity, making him seem incapable of further protecting Zhao and its people. His occupation is already at risk (See my old post Ch.514), especially when you factor in past attempts to conquer Qin that ended in absolute failure, not to mention that his life is also in jeopardy which according to Zhao’s king is hanging on by a thread. When you take all this into account you’re forced to reconsider Ou Sen’s current location. Why here? Where exactly is here? Is he next to the Yellow River? Which way does it flow? Is it part of his master plan? What about Qi? How close is he to this state? Is this why Ri Boku positioned his troops where he did to avoid further surprises?  And, is there any significance to Qi at all? To some of you all this may seem a little far-fetched and have no real basis or any significant indication for either of the two general’s current positions, but before you casually dismiss it, think about the type of person Ou Sen is and why he continued to plunge deeper into Zhao territory, who most agree is suicidal.

Ch.176 Pg.14


Edit: Typo (Changed Lead to Led)

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Kingdom / Chapter 582
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:18:46 pm »
Is anybody on Ri Boku’s team really convinced they have nothing to worry about? He believes that under the current situation their fate can only be defined as triumphant. Or, is he just spouting nonsense and putting on the illusion that Zhao’s right wing still has the means to crush Shin and Ou Hon? Is this his way of preserving morale or is he procrastinating? Whatever it is, it sounds like he’s waiting for something or someone. He made it clear that the longer they wait this out the more advantageous things become for them, but it seems like gambling everything on food deprivation isn’t working out. He obviously expects Qin to crumble or fold. Ten believes that they are on the brink of collapse. In a way, that’s true. The body without sustenance can only do so much for so long. I’m no doctor, nor am I a health practitioner, but the articles I’ve read on malnutrition maintain that the body’s metabolism alters itself when faced with extreme conditions to conserve energy. Yet, every time they take to the battlefield that energy is exhausted and the natural mechanisms in place that help keep them animated face some form of counteraction, and hammers away at a considerable sum. Every time they take one step forward their condition takes two steps back, it’s only natural. Anyway, the way I see it there is only one advantage and it’s the fact the Qin is basically running on fumes. And yet, I can’t see how Gyou’un and the others will repel Shin and Ou Hon considering how capable they can become under tough conditions. My only disappointment with this chapter is that we didn’t get to see the aftermath of the blow Qin dealt to Zhao’s right wing.

I re-read chapter 513, and now believe that Ou Sen isn't after your traditional win against Zhao. Everybody knows that Qin has zero chance of conquering Zhao with Ri Boku there. My guess is he's after the destruction of the man protecting Zhao, Ri Boku himself.

(Ch.513 Pg.04)   Why did King Ou Ken ask about Ri Boku's whereabouts, especially now? Awfully suspicious, right?

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 582
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:07:48 pm »
Thanks guys!

Anyone else notice the funny way Kyou Kai had her portion of rations handed to her? :)

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Kingdom / Chapter 581
« on: November 23, 2018, 10:38:08 am »
I’ll try to describe how I interpret the “view” that’s harmless yet so contagious. It’s characterized as, ‘A Generals View’ (ch.171), and is currently depicted resembling a panoramic field of view. Shou Sa claims that it’s different for Shin, he’s on a higher plane altogether. I interpret this as the ability to discern distinct patterns on the battlefield. Patterns not visibly clear under less strenuous conditions. Everything within the peripheral vision appears transparent and sharper both vertically and horizontally. In other words, this ability increases one’s observable area exposing what previously wasn’t so apparent. Imagine, if you will, a heightening of the senses at will (that would be cool unfortunately impossible). Or is it? Ou Ki described it as, “seeing various things”. This, of course, is a vague generalization as it can signify many things. In fact, some may interpret it completely different from what I described. Either way, until we get a more detail description about it I believe I’ve narrowed it down to an altered state of perception. We think we know what triggers it but every individual is different so it could be a combination of things that first act as a catalyst. Wonder if Kyou Kai experiences the “view” the same way Shin does or does she tap into a completely different faculty altogether? We know that when she dives deep into the ‘Priestess Dance’ everything around her begins to slow down, which in and of itself is freaking awesome, if you ask me. What about Ka Ryo Ten and Mou Ki? Where will they fit in as we move ahead? Is it different for strategists? Is it different for those who take part in warfare but don’t physically do battle? Specific individuals who merely rely on logic. What does Ou Sen and uber intellectuals like him see? What about the amazing mastermind Ko Shou (ch.499)? We were first introduced to the two types of Generals by Ou Ki (ch.66), and from that moment onwards learned that the two types unless explicitly identified are not easy to detect and even more difficult to identify with multifaceted characters that possess a high degree of intellect and skill.

Ch.581 Pg.11


*Edit: Missed a word.

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 581
« on: November 21, 2018, 05:03:35 pm »
Thanks guys and happy thanksgiving to all.  :)

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Kingdom / Chapter 580
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:17:46 pm »
If it weren’t for Shin’s and Ou Hon’s synchronized charge, which by the way was unintentional, one could say that it’s just a reckless move and that’s that. But to the cleverly apt regarded as peculiar. They might begin to suspect that it was deliberately orchestrated, especially when you gamble everything on certain factors to prove your case. Chou Ga Ryuu expected to see them dilapidated instead it’s the complete opposite. Did he miscalculate? Will it cost them everything? I don’t think that they can afford to simply rely on circumstance and expect things to turn out like they predict. That’s a bit shortsighted, don’t you think? I don't believe that anyone who clings to pure logic and only logic could make sense of this charge except for Gyou'un, maybe.

Ch.578 Pg.07

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 580
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:05:08 am »
Thanks a million guys! 8)

Anybody else wish we could have a peek at Ou Sen's battlefield?

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Kingdom / Re: Kingdom chapter 572
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:44:27 am »
Any predictions for 580?

Great color snapshot of Yo Tan Wa.  :)

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Kingdom / Re: Kingdom Chapter 580 – Release Date & Expectation
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:41:33 am »
Hi napapon,

Please keep everything related to Kingdom in Kingdom forum. :) It makes it easier for everyone to participate with your post and keeps things organized for the mods. ;) This section is specifically for Recruitment. Thanks buddy.

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Kingdom / Chapter 579
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:42:23 am »
Not sure who is facing whom, but I’d like to see Ou Hon against Chou Ga Ryuu and Ba Nan Ji & Gyou’un team up against Shin. This should raise the stakes and allow the A Kou army to concentrate on everyone else. I, for one, am not convinced this haphazard charge will translate into a victory because it’s likely that any one of the three veterans have seen this desperate move before. On that depressing note, what if Hou Ken decides to show up? What then? There are too many variables left unchecked, if you ask me.

Ch.490 Pg.18   




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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 579
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:52:06 am »

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Kingdom / Chapter 578
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:44:07 pm »
I get the impression that Ou Sen is deliberately preparing Ri Boku for something brutal. Like he's waiting for the perfect opportunity to deal a crippling blow and he can only do this if he's fooled everyone into thinking that all is lost otherwise his plan could fail. He has to maintain a sense of hopelessness, despair, distress (you get the point), to attain the element of surprise. Doing so keeps the enemy preoccupied and your true objective remains obscure even to the keenest of eyes capable of recognizing the smallest distinction resembling a plan. In the same way that Ei Sei kept all knowledge of reinforcements a secret during the battle at Sai in order to surprise Ri Boku, Ou Sen might be seeking to do the same. We know he planned well in advance. We also know that he put something in motion well before any of them had a chance to set foot in Zhao. So, if he sends the right wing support he could jeopardize everything.

Ch.347 Pg.03

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