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Kingdom / Chapter 517
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:30:57 pm »
I get why they need to separate forces. What I don’t get is how Kan Ki at the same time is expected to starve the city, surround it, and defend against a deliberate attack. Isn’t time everything. The longer they sit around and wait for the citizens to starve the more critical things become for everyone. Think of it this way. An army, when faced with a fortress (regardless its size) must equally distribute soldiers in order to plague its intended target. Otherwise, it's a weak tactical maneuver. Here's the thing -- sixty thousand isn’t anything to laugh at, it’s a serious threat, but when you take into account that Gyou’s protective rim could be designed to do more than countermeasure forced entry, you wonder if it’s enough to succeed. It’s a colossal structure with super high super long walls that seem to stretch forever in every direction. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but when you dispense an equal number of soldiers to surround a city the greater its size the more intimidating the formation is, right? The aim is to instill fear. Gyou’s intended purpose is to eliminate that fear. To tactically thin out any threat. Statistically, what are we left with? Fifteen thousand soldiers on every cardinal point give or take a few. Is this enough to resist against parallel attacks. Who knows? I do know it’s a vulnerability. The enemy could easily force them to maneuver within a dangerous range, and at this distance, Gyou’s garrison is a threat. Easy pickings for archers. I was under the impression that more than one army would attack Gyou at once to speed things up. At least Kan Ki is left to his own devices so anything is possible but I can’t say for sure it’s a good thing. 8^)
Poor Heki. His infatuation for the beautiful Yo Tan Wa could seal his fate. I hope not but I doubt good fortune will continue to intercede in his behalf. Shin considers him a big brother so his role may not be in trouble now. Thing is, we haven’t seen Houken yet. He likes to prey on the weak if you know what I mean. At any rate, I can’t wait to see Yo Tan Wa against her opponent, especially Ou Sen against Ri Boku. Of course, I also want to see the trio finally get some action. Oh, and, I hope Kaku Kai would realize how despicable the king really is and that it's in his best interest to help Ri Boku get out of this mess alive. I can't think of anyone who would want to remain cooped up in Kantan for a decade or two with this kind of king if Qin succeeds.

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 517
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:35:41 am »
Thank you and the super team for a job well done! It's truly appreciated! 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 516
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:37:02 pm »
Here’s my take on the current situation. Yo Tan Wa is holding off the opposition while at the same time slowly making her way towards Gyou to meet-up with Kan Ki. Meanwhile, Ou Sen shifts his attack on Ri Boku’s incoming forces to delay them, all in order so that Gyou never has the opportunity to gain support. Yo Tan Wa and Kan Ki begin their attack on Gyou and the citizens decide it's time to move on once again, pleading for the gates to open. I’m almost certain this will generate chaos on an unprecedented level forcing the Zhao soldiers to comply and open the gates. After all Ou Sen did demonstrate a sense of compassion and let them live, and so they believe he will not kill them if they flee. This will be Gyou’s greatest handicap and that’s when Qin rush in, pounce on the Zhao soldiers, and take it. The instant Ou Sen made it past Retsubi Ri Boku didn’t stand a chance. A word to the wise never let your enemy set foot into your home it renders you powerless.

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 516
« on: May 09, 2017, 12:01:58 pm »
A big thanks to you Xyros and the rest of the crew for your hard work and admirable dedication to Kingdom every week. The chapter is awesome just like every chapter you guys work on and certainly worth the wait. Believe me I know it's not easy, at times I find that I’m stretching myself to accommodate for everything on my plate but there just isn’t enough hours in the day. Have you considered a friendly reminder (a heads-up) about the delay? People sometimes forget the chapter may lag behind a little due to outside circumstances. It could help curb the undeserved criticism and possibly ease the tension of so many who anxiously anticipate the chapter like clockwork. Thanks again! I’m grateful to you and the crew for your dedication to Kingdom. Keep up the good work fellas! 8^)

« on: May 07, 2017, 09:25:27 pm »
Hey b12, yeah Ou Sen took a very good look at the weapon Shin now wields. He, of all people, knows exactly what it is. And, in the same manner an heirloom is significant to a family the glaive could be just as significant to Ou Sen. In fact, IMHO the Ou family may regard the tool as an instrument (or symbol) that made the takedown of past key figures effortless. If this is the case, then why did Ou Ki hand it over to Shin? Why not keep it within the family. We may never know the answer to this and it may remain just another mystery, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Ou Sen would like the relic for himself. However, no matter how red Ou Sen’s blood is or how deep his roots bind him to the Ou family there’s probably good reason why it never fell into his hands in the first place. Please don't misunderstand, I don’t dislike Ou Sen I just don’t trust him lol. 8^)

« on: April 28, 2017, 04:14:37 pm »
So far, we’ve seen Ou Sen manage quite well against Ri Boku. However, something remains a mystery. What did Ou Sen request from Shou Hei Kun the day he set out for this campaign? Does it have anything to do with the HSU? Did he perhaps anticipate Shin or Kyou Kai would rebel once they realize his endgame? Is this why he hasn’t disclosed his plan. Shin has already shown signs of discontent with Ou Sen’s tactics, and we know that Kyou Kai and he won’t stand for senseless bloodshed. I hope history doesn’t repeat itself. I’d hate to see what happened with Kan Ki take place all over again. Shin is not the diplomatic type, no surprise there, but Kyou Kai clearly surprised me. She allowed her emotional ties to granny get the best of her and it cost them dearly.

Ch.499 Pg.12

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 515
« on: April 23, 2017, 02:15:01 pm »
Hey xerenix,

It's going to be tough for Riboku.
Remember what happened at Rigan. Kisui's dad was faced with a dilemma.
Riboku will either give up Gyou or watch his people undergo complete and utter devastation. He's literally at Ousen's mercy. 

Kingdom / Chapter 515
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:53:15 pm »
In all of Zhao, with so many bright minds not one person is able to pinpoint Ou Sen's goal, not one. Let us see if any of the clever minds in Qin can interpret his movements since Ou Sen has clearly failed to notify headquarters about the change of plan. I’m still not sure why he's moving east. It’s a little frustrating because it's hard to get an indication of their current direction. Does this direction take them to the capital, Gyou, or somewhere else? And, how is Yo Tan Wa to catch up while Kou Son Ryuu is right behind her? Is Ou Sen planning on taking Gyou and holding it until further reinforcements arrive? Won’t that take time? Is that why he needs Yo Tan Wa to catch up? Anyway, did Ou Sen miscalculate or is he accurate about Ri Boku’s pace. Has Ri Boku managed to reach Kantan within the time frame Ou Sen predicted or has he managed to get there a lot sooner? I don't know, that last panel establishes doubt with Ou Sen's prediction. Argh, I hate it when I can't make sense of things lol. I hope some of you can shed a little light on things.

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 515
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:17:40 am »
I never realized that. I hope it get's easier to clean but seeing as this is mostly about them I doubt it. Thanks for the quick release it's truly appreciated. 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 514
« on: April 17, 2017, 11:58:50 am »
It’s official Ordo is the most inefficient general that I’ve seen either that or Yan is desperate for any kind of help. I mean, c’mon, how did he not grasp that they could just as easily attack his land as he did theirs...isn’t this common knowledge in warfare. Besides, isn’t he a mountain general of sorts. Does that, not mean anything? According to this, when the time comes for Qin to invade I highly doubt that Yan will be able to respond accordingly.

As for Ousen, I can only surmise that he intends to continue pillaging the remaining cities situated along Gyou. Glad he didn’t kill the citizens but I think the reason for this has to do with a hidden agenda. Here’s what I’m getting at, some time ago back way back in chapter 369 (when Ryo Fui was still in power) he was in cahoots with a man by the name of Kaku Kai who desperately wanted to rid Zhao of its current prime minister, Ri Boku. At the same time, Shou Hei Kun had a spy within Zhao, who possibly may have been after the same thing, but I can’t be sure of that. Anyway, now that Ryo Fui is no longer in office, he can’t influence Kaku Kai but that doesn’t mean that Kaku Kai isn’t influenced by another source, in fact he may have his own agenda. Of course, this is somewhat conjecture on my behalf. One thing is certain Kaku Kai is after Ri Boku’s job. But how is he to get it? Maybe thru the act of defamation. This seems likely, though however you look at it, Ri Boku is being attacked from all sides, poor soul. What do you think?

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 514
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:31:05 am »
@b12, I believe foreshadowing is at play. 8^)

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 514
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:02:53 am »
I believe I speak for all who truly enjoy this manga that because of your dedication we are able to appreciate Kingdom on a weekly basis, thank you so much! 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 513
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:11:59 pm »
I’m not sure from what I’ve seen at this point that I can deduce what Ou Sen is up to, he’s moving away from the intended target. Therefore, I believe that everyone else is having the same difficulty extrapolating a concrete theory concerning his true goal (I’m referring to Wei, Chu, Han, Yan, and maybe Qi). And because of this, I wonder if everyone except for Qi is looking for the same thing, the perfect opportunity to strike, that is, of course, that they miraculously discover a weak point in Zhao’s defenses due to fending off both Qin and Yan. On the other side of the country, Ka Rin seems to be enjoying her newly appointed position. Not only is she a Great General (GG), but also a Prime Minister. You know, I could see GG Tou doing the same thing. He’s always given me the impression of a very cerebral individual. And there’s a small glimpse of Go Hou Mei, who believes that Ri Boku will undoubtedly annihilate Ou Sen and his armies. Could he be right? Only thing left is to take bets, but who is the underdog? Is it Ou Sen or Ri Boku?

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 513 [LQ]
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:51:41 am »
Thank you SS team. 8^)

Kingdom / Chapter 512
« on: April 04, 2017, 10:43:34 am »
I’m impressed. Ri Boku has spared no expense. Gyou’s fort is reinforced with a moat and a massive watch tower. To be honest, I expect a few more medieval tricks from Ri Boku as we continue. I take it this is what he meant when he said Ou Sen should take a look for himself. Maybe he hoped it would discourage Qin from further assault and consider retreat. It has instead the opposite effect on Ou Sen. He has decided to continue his invasion. I think it’s a mistake. They’re abandoning their only escape route and any possible chance to obtain supplies should the need arise. And to make matters worse, Ou Sen’s disappearance lost them four precious days, but on the bright side we now know that Zhao’s capital is about two days away and Qin has had plenty of rest. I wonder what Ou Sen has come up with. Does he plan on attacking the smaller cities leading to Gyou or is he going after Kantan instead? Let’s not forget that despite the current situation, however dangerous it may seem, they have an ally nearby, Qi.

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