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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 502
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:44:50 am »
Thanks so much for the chapter. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 501
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:47:14 pm »
Thank you SS team for the fast translation. I don't know, the coalition arc seems hard to top but there's plenty wars left. 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 500
« on: December 26, 2016, 02:44:54 pm »
I forget, deception is the name of the game. Just goes to show, how much Ou Sen has evolved as a tactician. To deceive the Zhao into thinking that the stockpile of resources is actually as presumed, suggests that the spies are either inept at gathering intelligence or that Ou Sen and his men are good at what they do. We can also say, if he falls for this deception, that Ri Boku has lost his sense to discern between an illusion and the underlying action behind Ou Sen’s every move. However, it’s still too early to pass judgement, I think he will perceive Ou Sen’s true intentions soon enough. 8^)

Shin and the others seem to be basking in the limelight while Yo Tan Wa shares some good advice with Ten. This is good they should spend more time together as this can only be fruitful. Rewind a bit, and Riboku appears to request someone we’ve yet to see, General Kochoui, “Guarding Deity of the Royal Capital.” Has Zhao been hiding an ace all this time, and does this general trump over Hou Ken’s might? A familiar face, General Ki Sui from Rigan, is called for as well. Do I sense foreshadowing? Are they to become the HSU’s first adversary or will they simply aim for Kanki’s head? Overall, will this tip the scale in Zhao’s favor? So far, Qin seems to have the advantage and not just with numbers, yet it’s still too early to pinpoint as to how all this will playout so your guess is as good as mine.

Here’s what I see, Ou Sen prepared an underground facility three months before moving forward with this mission, suggesting that his role as Supreme Commander was set beforehand, it’s amazing that it was kept secret considering the infiltration of spies. Digging a little deeper, it’s obvious Ou Sen set his own plan in motion while Shou Hei Kun and the rest were still in the planning phase. Does this suggest that he had no intention to adhere to their plan or that he simply had very little faith in their plan to begin with? Who knows? It does however suggest that he finds no one in Qin as his equal. If so, is he underestimating Ri Boku, as well?

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 500
« on: December 26, 2016, 08:30:51 am »
Thx guys! Merry Xmas and I wish you all a great New Year! 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 499
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:38:10 pm »
Nice to see the HSU enjoy a moment of fame even if it’s short-lived on the other hand I am surprised to see Heki among them. Nothing against the old chap, and not that I think he’s incompetent it’s just that I find Heki to be a mediocre officer, especially when you compare him against the generals appointed for this mission. I may have underestimated Heki’s abilities but we really haven’t seen anything that could prove otherwise. To be honest, I don’t believe he has what it takes to survive this mission. Will he make it back alive? I hope so. Wonder if Ou Sen has anything to do with him being there, probably not. Anyway, when I read that Ko Shou, a member of Qin’s legendary Six Great Generals was actually the boss behind their success, I won’t lie, I was somewhat surprised, but, that he recognized Ou Sen to be just as talented, this blew me away. Who would have guessed? Ou Sen, getting recognition early in his career, this is impressive. No wonder Mou Gou kept him close. I now understand why Shou Hei Kun, whom I argued would lead this mission, will not. Simply put, he doesn’t need to and being privy to why, answers many questions. Now, more than ever, I’m looking forward to the “strategic acuity” Ou Sen is well known for amongst his peers. We’ve seen that he’s not a typical intellectual and certainly not your instinctual type general similar to Kei Sha, who sets a trap and taunts his prey, but, if he is an instinctual type that would imply that his strategic mechanisms are on a whole other level. Therefore, I expect nothing less than to be astounded by his ingenuity. To be frank, Ri Boku is also revered as an astute individual with secrets of his own. And, according to Mou Ten, he has already made preparations and possibly set a number of insidious ploys under an unrecognizable guise for Qin’s invasion force. Oooh, this is going to be good and let’s not forget that Shin has finally decided to wield Ou Ki’s’ gift, need I say more. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 499
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:42:46 am »
Thx! 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 498
« on: November 22, 2016, 04:27:48 pm »
It’s a shame, I can’t say I hit the nail on the head when I made the call for supreme commander, at least I got the list of possible candidates right. I had a general idea who lacked the wherewithal for supreme commander, and whom I felt was the perfect fit. Therefore, I didn’t expect anyone other than Shou Hei Kun to fill that role. Instead, to my surprise, Ou Sen will lead the mission. One more general than originally anticipated, but it’s not hard to see the logic behind this strategy. Yet, something doesn’t feel right. Is there a hidden agenda? Why else gather a force to this extent. Are they, expected to push-on after Gyou city is defeated? Was this Qin’s plan all along? Allow me to rephrase that; was this Shou Hei Kun’s true intention from the very beginning? To take the capital, Katan, in one fell swoop as well. I think so. Although, it’s heavily guarded and surrounded by military cities, Zhao’s capital is too close to disregard. The question now, is how these armies will operate as one. Will they attack in synchrony? Who will lead? Which general will aid the three independent armies and take Gyou city? As I recall, neither Ou Sen nor Kan Ki has ever worked alongside Yo Tan Wa. The same goes for Mou Ten and Ou Hon. So, I’m looking forward to this. By the way, it looks like Yo Tan Wa’s army sports new recruits and among them a tribe of women. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 498
« on: November 20, 2016, 08:41:39 am »
Based on certain criteria such as cleanness, typeset, and quality of material. When you compare it against works from various other sources, the end product here, is close to excellent. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 498
« on: November 20, 2016, 08:13:43 am »
Thank you SS! 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 497
« on: November 13, 2016, 08:06:03 pm »
It’s only fair to get right to the point, but, boy oh boy, what a doozy of a cliffhanger if ever I’ve seen one! Who is the supreme commander for this mission? What further role will Kan Ki play? Whom by the way has been pivotal in all of this? Immediately, certain individuals come to mind when you consider the nature of the mission. Let’s carefully weigh the pros and cons, which of course is no easy task. Is it Ou Sen? He’s pretty good at being clandestine and even better with misleading an opponent. He applied such tactics in the past, subtle, yet effective. Yet, I’m reminded that this mission is littered with uncertain variables. Will Ousen reject it? It may go against the grain, so to speak. We know he prides himself with certain principles, the more obvious the prime directive; take on missions only with absolute victory. When things don’t go his way, he retreats. In this regard, you could say he’s the polar opposite of Mou Bu. Yo Tan Wa? Her army, although unique it shares many similar attributes to that of other armies. However, does this army have what it takes given the current condition and limitations? Asking them to follow a rigid strategy could backfire. My personal preference, the one and only person I keep going back to time and time again is Shou Hei Kun. I think he understands what it takes to see this mission through, and given his strategic background, he could swiftly react to Ri Boku’s countermeasures. From my perspective, no one else is more appropriately matched against him. I don’t believe anyone, other than the head of military affairs is capable of beating Ri Boku. I just don’t see any weak points with him at the helm. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 497
« on: November 13, 2016, 10:31:51 am »
Excellent! Thx! 8^)

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True, I can't remember myself. The first several chapters have a title and then nothing after that. Maybe the rest never made it during the raws transition. Thx for the chapter! 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 496
« on: November 06, 2016, 03:23:22 pm »
I can’t believe time has passed by so quickly, it’s King Ei Sei’s eleventh year of reign and Shin is still not a general, and yet, he can’t blame anyone except himself. Nonetheless, we’re finally getting word about Ryo Fui’s situation, even if it’s just a small fragment. Honestly, I had already given up. What’s it been, 40, maybe 50 chapters after the attempt to overthrow the king? Also, the Queen mother, well, she’s back at her estate, but I’m sure she hasn’t changed her wicked ways probably, resents the king now more than ever. I hope she’s had enough time to reflect on her mistakes and ill will towards her son, the king. So funny to see the nobles rally for what turned out to be nothing more than a senseless rant and even funnier when Ri Shi quickly put a lid on things. I have to say, I was a bit surprised to see Mou Ki planning a strategy with the grand pooh-bahs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just surprised. By this point, I expected Mou Ki to have attached himself to a unit out in the frontlines instead of sticking around the board. Anyway, I can’t see how they will overtake Gyou city and it’s driving me nuts. The only thing I can think of, is, that whosoever is tasked to overthrow Gyou city needs to carry enough supplies/rations to last them through the takeover since a supply line is out of the question if the plan has any chance of success. Meanwhile, Zhao is hard at work fortifying its defenses, as Mou Ten discovers. What do you think Shou Hei Kun will devise now that he has assembled Shin, Ten, Mou Ten, and Ou hon together?

I noticed that Shin put on a show for the new lackeys. It looks like one of his signature blows, hope he didn’t go overboard. 8^)

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Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 496
« on: November 06, 2016, 07:09:43 am »
Thx for the quick release! Glad we're finally moving to the battlefield there are a few theories I'd like to put to rest. 8^)

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Kingdom / Chapter 495
« on: November 01, 2016, 08:50:49 pm »
Funny how, even as events continue to unfold, King Ei Sei’s unification goal manages to come together in an unprecedented fashion. Is it, perhaps, the will of his predecessors? Maybe why, he is so determined to challenge what most, if not all, see as impossible. Now that the King has unofficially exonerated Ri Shi, his prime objective should take root within Qin well before any state is overthrown. Don’t you agree? I mean, what else is there? From my perspective, in order for this new system of law to work it needs a foundation, and what better place than Qin itself, despite the fact it’s the aggressor. It won’t be easy. People, in general, are not fond of change. Officials in and out of Sei’s faction may rebel in secret against bureaucratic reform. I’m interested to see how they overcome this.

Halfway through the chapter and the atmosphere takes a turn for the worse. Ri Boku manages to put a wrinkle in Qin’s invasion plan (as if no one saw that coming). Judging by the number of raised eyebrows (and there were many), I expect things to get ugly, very ugly. Besides, what do they expect from Zhao’s leading commander? Ri Boku is not going to idly stand by while Qin gets stronger. And, just when I thought everything could no longer get melodramatic, Shou Hei Kun pulls Ou Ki’s classic move, everyone out! I wasn’t sure how to take that lol. Anyway, what bizarre play is he referring to, exactly? Is he indirectly suggesting that Shin, Mou Ten, and Ou Hon play key roles to bring Ri Boku down once and for all. Why do I think it’s still too early for the HSU to set out on such a critical assignment? One thing is certain, Ri Boku will not go easy on Shin and his unit. At any rate, it looks like things will finally shift to battlefield once again.

One last thing, I think it’s worth mentioning that Ri Shi is the only one that realized something was bugging the chief of military affairs. Quite perceptive, if you ask me. 8^)

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