♫ You are the one in this moment that I broke through this city. ♫ ♫ In my sleep, you are the one who awoke my will to die. ♫ ♫ The vast, brutal sea of blood swallowed the crowd. ♫ ♫ The green mountain filled with plant growth is smeared with smoke. ♫ ♫ In order to protect this world, my eyes must contain a monstrous demeanor. ♫ ♫ The sword goes wild in my hands. ♫ ♫ Move aside. Block my attacks. ♫ ♫ Please send a mighty force of soldiers and horses to my aid. ♫ ♫ Even if a thousand arrows come to defeat me, ♫ ♫ people will still record me down in history. ♫ ♫ This story is modified in order to gain popularity. ♫ ♫ The war drums of justice is a tribute to the smokes of the battlefield. ♫ [Men with Swords 2] – Episode 27 – If the person who created the falcons has no way to counter it to awe Prince of Kaiyang, then the Prince of Kaiyang should have killed this person after the falcon was created so as to prevent the method of countering to leak out. But I am thinking that a person that is able to create such divine weapons as falcons is surely also a very intelligent person. It is unlikely that he will not leave a backup plan. Then if this person is in the royal palace, won’t we be unable to do anything to him? Unlikely. If he has something in his hands that the Prince of Kaiyang fears, he will surely not live inside the royal palace. He most likely will live as far away from the palace as possible. But Zuo Yi will not let him leave his sight. That is why, this person must be inside the capital city. When His Majesty negotiated with the Prince of Kaiyang last time, he had already sent men to infiltrate the capital. He sent men to investigate that person who created the falcons. Then just let that person send out the blueprint. In my opinion, let us gather the army tomorrow and announce that we are not attacking for now. On the other hand, Xiao Ran and I will use the fake gate pass and infiltrate into the capital city. Once we get the method to counter the falcons, we can then convert defeat into victory. We will follow what Your Majesty said. King Murong is really good in scheming. You even included me into your plan. How about you let me go with you instead? Is Your Majesty really going there? – Why cannot I go?
– If Your Majesty must go, can you please bring me with you? So if there would be any mishaps, I can protect you. For this matter, the less people, the better. But… My decision to go is final. Just wait here in the military camp. Any person who will be able to get the method to create the Feisun and how it can be countered will surely not be able to eat and sleep. That is why, I cannot let King Murong go alone. Your Majesty, you and King Murong are best of friends. Even if he is able to get the blueprint of the falcons, he also will not threaten our kingdom. Ah Li is already not the past Ah Li. I also am not the past me. We both are kings now. Leave now. Yes. Teacher, the breaking apart of Yaoguang and Tianquan is imminent. Very soon, it will be your time to fulfill your grand ambition. Too bad. If I were able to go together with King Zhi Ming, I would have been able to get the blueprint of the falcons and gift it to you. Your Majesty, why is King Zhi Ming insisting to go with you? Right now, His Majesty has finally become a real king. [Kaiyang] – Who is it?
– I am here to buy medicines. Your Majesty, please come in. Your Majesty and King Zhi Ming, please come in. How did the matter that I instructed you to do go? That Zuo Yi seems to have noticed something. He is currently searching the city for us. – He has not sent anyone yet to check this road.
– Why? Because Qian Yuan who created the falcons also lives on this street. Last night, he gave this whole street to Qian Yuan. This Qian Yuan does not like material things so he rented out this whole road. Since the royal army does not come here to search, this place became a place where crooks mix in with honest people. All people who have committed a crime in the city all come here. They also are very respectful to Qian Yuan. That is natural. If Qian Yuan dies, they will lose a safe haven. Since that is the case, why did Zuo Yi not just fetch him to live in the palace? I heard that this Qian Yuan does not like to live in the palace. Zuo Yi instead just sent men to increase the defense here on this street. This Qian Yuan is quite bold. That is not the whole reason. There are a lot of traps inside the manor of Qian Yuan. These past days, I have already checked all of them. About that thing that I told you to set up, how is it going? Almost done. Take them first inside to prepare. Yes. Your Majesty, are you still blaming me? I am not. You are a king, so am I. If it were me, I would also do the same. We can only blame Zi Yu for not knowing when to proceed or retreat; hence, wasting his life. He died for me, not for you. About the matter I told you to investigate last time on why Zuo Yi decided to use Gen Mochi, how did it go? It was indeed as Your Majesty guessed. Zuo Yi is heavily favoring Gen Mochi because of the sword he owns. Indeed. He does not really think highly of Gen Mochi but it was about his sword. His sword really has a secret? What that secret is, I still have not found out. This matter is very grave. I am sure that they will not let you investigate it that clearly. If we want to know the truth, we still have to personally make the trip. Then will we also let King Zhi Ming go with us? If he wants to follow, I will not refuse it. Zuo Yi let all the falcon troops leave the city today. – Prepare for the operation.
– Yes. Your Majesty, the combined forces of Tianquan and Yaoguang have already arrived at our front line of troops. The combined army still isn’t eager to strike the first blow. If I were Murong Li, I wouldn’t do it casually. I would definitely have a plan in place. Closely watch their movements. – Yes, sir.
– Also, send people to take advantage of the timing to capture the interior of Yaoguang. A blueprint… Guards! What command does Your Majesty have? Quick. Quickly go to the Master Qian Yuan and make sure he isn’t hurt at all. [Heavenly Chambers] – My Lord.
-According to His Majesty’s command, we came to see Qian Yuan. Qian Yuan has both ability and integrity, and has worked hard and performed valuable service. After Kaiyang received the falcon technology, we have repeatedly been victorious. This is a special gift of a thousand pieces of silver and a hundred rolls of beautiful cloth. Thank His Majesty for his generosity. Your two need not be courteous. May I ask where Qian Yuan is? My Lord, please come inside. Ling, didn’t I tell you already that no one is allowed to enter? Master, His Majesty sent people with presents to reward you for your military contributions. Leave them there. His Majesty said, there is much going on in the city these days, and you should take good care of yourself. Today, Yaoguang and Tianquan will be attacking Kaiyang. His Majesty is concerned. He’s afraid Kaiyang’s secret treasure will fall into the hands of Murong Li. He sent me to fetch it from you, Master. To place it inside the Kaiyang palace, so he can relax. What secret treasure? The secret treasure of the falcon technology. Then… did he say anything else? His Majesty said, after we expel Yaoguang and Tianquan, he will invite you to a small gathering in the palace, and ask for your advice again in playing chess. Okay. Come with me. Close the door. Take good care of it. There was something else. What is it? It has to do with the sword. His Majesty obtained a new sword, and he wanted me to bring for you to look at. This is– the Yaoguang king’s sword. His Majesty swapped the real sword with a fake sword. He wanted me to bring it right away for you to look at. Since that’s so, we’re another step closer to opening that place. It’s just that– we don’t know what’s behind those doors. Recently, the city hasn’t been peaceful. I hope you will pay attention to your safety. I understand. Who are you? I must ask you to take a trip with us. You think I’ll go with you? I’m not afraid to die with you. But if you die, I’m afraid Kaiyang will be the bigger loser. Let’s go. Stop! – Hurry and report this to His Majesty.
– Yes, sir. Report! Your Majesty, something terrible happened. The blueprint for the falcon has already been taken. What? Those things were also taken. Murong Li! I actually underestimated you. Let him go. I’ve wronged you. Your Majesty, this time, Kaiyang is in danger. I’m afraid we won’t be able to avoid it. Your Majesty, King Murong has been waiting outside for a long time. Why doesn’t he come in and look at my results? He said, he won’t share in something that was given to someone else. Tell him to come in. Yes, sir. Your Majesty. You were like that yesterday, hiding. I had already promised that we wouldn’t come into contact again. If you’re going to give me something, you should see if I want it or not. What I want, I’ll get it all by myself. Even if I can’t get it myself, I won’t take someone else’s. Come with me. Hurry, hurry! This side! How is it? Pass on my command. All soldiers will put all of their effort into manufacturing crossbow arrows. – After three days, our army will set out.
– Yes, sir! Your Majesty. Just now, the falcon team reported in. Yaoguang and Tianquan’s main armies have already combined. They will soon attack Kaiyang. Kaiyang is in danger. Immediately send out my order. The entire city will make preparations. The falcon team will wait the entire day for my orders. Report once every two hours on the enemy troops’ movements. I thought, if we waited until the main army arrived, and then carried out secret attacks, it might be too late. Now that they have falcons, too, the advantage of our falcon team only has the element of surprise left. There’s no harm in taking advantage of the fact that their main army hasn’t arrived yet, to make some secret attacks. Maybe we can gain the upper hand. This time, Kaiyang might lose the war. Are you afraid? I’m afraid. But I will stay by Your Majesty’s side. I will live or die with Your Majesty. I won’t back down. Fine. We’ll do as you said. Protect His Majesty! Crossbows, get ready! Crossbows, get ready! Move out! – Your Majesty.
– How is it? The falcon team we sent to secretly attack has returned. Murong Li had prepared in advance. In addition, there was suddenly heavy rain. The falcon team sustained injuries and withdrew. Many of them died on the battlefield. After they were secretly attacked, the two kingdoms disregarded the heavy rains and came towards us at top speed. I’m afraid they might arrive at our royal city by tomorrow. Your Majesty, I have an idea now that might help us out of this predicament. Say it. This time, as Tianquan and Yaoguang’s armies have come to attack, Yaoguang hasn’t even mentioned how Tianquan’s Zi Yu died recently. Zhi Ming will definitely use up all of his kingdom’s military resources to come here. Since that’s the case, there’s no harm in trying to lift their siege by surrounding the home base of the beseigers. Okay. We’ll do as you said. Yes, sir. Just remember, you must return safely. Guards. Present. – Send this letter to Lord Zhong. You must do it quickly.
– Yes, sir. The world is in such chaos, it should be exactly as you wanted it. If Kaiyang is like a bird scared into flight hiding in the forest, you’re just a wasted bow. So no matter what, you will help me, right? [Kaiyang] Kaiyang has already hung up their banners refusing to fight. Just let them put up their last-ditch struggle. As long as we’re sitting here with our military strength, they’ll stay pinned down. When the time comes for them to make their last-ditch defense, Kaiyang will become like a dead city. After today’s battle, the falcon teams will lose their effectiveness. Zuo Yi will already have started worrying. He has been relying on those falcons for so many days. Now, it’s time for him to suffer a bit. What’s the matter? I just feel like Your Majesty is becoming more and more like the ruler of a kingdom. If this were before, with the army pressing on the border today, you definitely would have led the troops to storm the city, swearing not to rest until until you’d captured Kaiyang’s capital city. But today, you’re actually willing to withdraw troops of your own volition for the benefit of the troops in the back. The way things are today, if I stormed in, we definitely would suffer through a difficult battle. Moreover, letting them off so easily would be taking advantage of them. With my trusted subordinate’s death, my army is wounded. I want to make him experience that personally, one subordinate at a time. Now that Kaiyang has hung up banners refusing to fight, my troops wouldn’t be able to storm them for a short period of time, anyway. They’re just trying to expand the battlefront. Based on the food reserves that Kaiyang has, they won’t be able to last a month. There’s something that’s making me feel unsettled. What is it? Today, on the walls of the city, I saw Gen Mochi. You’re afraid he has some plan? This person is extremely crafty. At this time, he would take advantage of the situation to secretly attack our capital cities. Yaoguang has left troops behind to guard. But Tianquan… Guards! Your Majesty, it’s as you suspected. Last night, there was indeed a shadow that flew out of Kaiyang. They probably went to ask for help. Zuo Yi ended up asking Zhong Kunyi for help. That’s fine. Your Majesty thinks that’s good because Zhong Kunyi won’t send troops? Even though Kaiyang is an arrow at the end of its flight now, based on Zhong Kunyi’s personality, he’ll send troops out sooner or later. As I see it, with Yaoguang and Tianquan’s main armies pressing on the border, if an army doesn’t fall out of the sky, Kaiyang will lose for sure. But what do you think will happen to Zhong Kunyi’s position once Kaiyang is defeated? If Kaiyang loses, there will only be Yaoguang and Tianquan left in the world. And our two kingdoms are allies. Zhong Kunyi won’t have any more allies. That’s right. So Zhong Kunyi will send troops no matter what. Even if he knows that he will lose, he will still gamble it. Then why did not His Majesty let me stop that Zuo Yi from sending out the message and let that letter be unable to reach Zhong Kunyi? Then wouldn’t Kaiyang have surely been defeated already? My purpose is to let Zhong Kunyi send out his army. In the past, he took with him 100,000 soldiers from Tianshu. He is my greatest threat for Yaoguang. Although I have repeatedly investigated it, I never found any traces of them. This time, we can borrow the hands of Zuo Yi and lure Zhong Kunyi to send out his army then completely annihilate them. If both armies will join forces, then will that not be a great trouble for our army? Of course not. Zuo Yi acknowledges that he is very intelligent but he suspects people too much. I fear that only a few people are able to earn his trust. Although Zhong Kunyi is his ally, they are just two people getting bound together by benefits. There might be trust but it’s definitely not strong and unbreakable. If we want to break that trust, sometimes, you just need a letter. Send out this letter and make sure to let the guards of Kaiyang notice it. Yes. Your Majesty, after we hung the flag to cease battle, although both Yaoguang and Tianquan did not attack, they set up camp outside our city. This clearly is them trying to surround our city. Reporting! Your Majesty, earlier, the Tianquan soldier shot this letter into our cease battle banner. Send it up here. After hanging the cease battle flag, did they ever try to attack? If you do not surrender after three days, we will forcefully conquer your city. All of you, shut up! Three days… There are only three days left. Teacher, why did you burn the letter? Are we not dispatching our army? We will. Of course, we will. Immediately inform our men that will be sending our army divided into two groups. One will go to Kaiyang to help. One will go to Tianquan. We are going to attack Tianquan? Kaiyang right now is already an arrow at the end of its flight. Even if our help can resolve their current danger, it will eventually be in a deadlock with Yaoguang and Tianquan. As time drags on, losses will increase and Kaiyang will surely lose. Right now, we can only conquer one kingdom between Yaoguang and Tianquan to resolve the predicament of Kaiyang. Yaoguang is heavily guarded so forcefully attacking it is not a wise move. Tianquan is different. They just suffered a war. King Zhi Ming also has brought most of their army to the front line. Right now, it is the best time to conquer it. I understand now. Immediately inform Luo Min to prepare for a concerted attack from within and outside. Yes. Murong Li… Because of you, Tianquan has ended up at this state. I am accepting this huge gift that you have given me. Your Majesty, Lord Zhong has already replied. Within two days, the reinforcement army will surely arrive. Good. Zhong Kunyi, I indeed was not wrong about you. – Your Majesty.
– What is it?
– Earlier, the monitoring guard shot down a messenger pigeon. There was a letter tied on the messenger pigeon but there was no name of the sender or marks. May Your Majesty read it. Letter? Collusion from inside and outside Is there any other information? None anymore. The messenger pigeon was just a usual pigeon. There were no marks. Collusion from inside and outside? Collusion with whom from the inside? Who then is the outsider? Tell the guard guarding the gates that whoever comes, – without my order, he must not open the gates.
– Yes! Are you worried about what’s happening in your kingdom? We’ve already sent out the reinforcement and they will arrive there as early as two days. What they wanted is that we lose our focus that’s why we must not. I understand. Tomorrow, do you want to sit by the city gates? Sit by the city gates? Didn’t that Zuo Yi hang a cease to battle banner already? Let us then openly and sit by the city gates. Let the people inside willing open the gates for us. Your Majesty, the tents have been set up already. We can already distribute the porridge as usual by tomorrow. Okay. Leave now. For surrounding Wei to save Zhao, they must pay the price. I will let that Zuo Yi gloomily come out of his own city gates. Open the door! Open the door! The Yaoguang army has already surrounded us! If we stay inside the city, we will all die! Hurry and run! – You shouldn’t steal! What are you all doing?!
– The Yaoguang army is giving out porridge outside the gates! – Let’s quickly go!
– Hey! You all don’t go! Don’t go! His Majesty has orders! If there are people willing to get out of the city to save themselves, we definitely will not kill innocent people. If there are people starving, you can come here to get some food! The food in the city right now is still quite enough. Will this method really work? The greatest fear of humans come from the unknown. The citizens inside the city are like birds trapped in a cage. They eat for today and not for tomorrow. Outside the city, there is also a huge army pressing on them. This feeling of waiting to die will force a person to go crazy. The ability of King Murong to scheme is really impressive. Counting the time, the reinforcement army should be arriving by tonight. Right now, although we are unable to do anything to Murong Li, one day, the alliance between the two kingdoms will surely be broken. I already told Murong Li about where you hid your sword. Just to preserve the loyalties of the dukes, he surely will understand. Looks like this city gates will be opening soon. Based on legends of liuren (a form of divination method), there are eight divine weapons. Those who are able to get them will get the world. Why don’t we have a deal? Right now, I only feel glad. Immediately send someone to inform Luo Min and hand him the power to lead my army. Do you know why Prince of Kaiyang rescued me from the hands of Nansu? And why must he start a war with Yaoguang? The timing of the appearance of that mysterious army was such a coincidence. Mysterious army? It was actually him? King Murong, with you doing that, are you not afraid that you will disappoint me? Murong Li has such intentions. King Zhi Ming, do you still not understand? ♫ The sword sunk at the bottom of the river, ♫ ♫ no matter how many reincarnations, has not lost its shine. ♫ ♫ The ending of the battle is that the hero turns into a lone ghost. ♫ ♫ The copper bird pavilion has locked up tears. ♫ ♫ How many cups of alcohol were drunk under the moonlight? ♫ ♫ How drunk is Gongjin? How many times did he mess up on the zither music? ♫ ♫ Clouds of smoke float over the battlefield. Blood flows like water. ♫ ♫ Who allowed to the blades and knives to fly? The Three Kingdoms hate to be depicted with blood. ♫ ♫ The rogue is drunk, waiting for his wife to return. ♫ ♫ Next to the pink fragrance, the woman cries alone. ♫ ♫ Inescapable issues and opposing incidences do not matter. ♫ ♫ Who is and who is not paying attention? ♫ ♫ Deeply sighing, hoping for the troubled times to, for once, settle down, ♫ ♫ and say farewell to heartbreak. ♫ ♫ Choose to leave the difficult life without regret. ♫ ♫ Who is buried in Shucheng? Set up a tombstone for him. ♫ ♫ The mast goes up in flames. For my dreams, I am able to conquer all. ♫ ♫ Do not cry for me. ♫ ♫ I heard that the national beauty is courted by many noblemen. ♫ ♫ Alone in an empty house, who is she waiting for? ♫ ♫ Play a song of the battle; laughter accompanies the alcohol. ♫ ♫ Separation covers the surroundings. ♫ ♫ Trade your fans and handkerchiefs for helmets. ♫ ♫ Murder is so lowly, coldly watching the spirits fall asleep. ♫ ♫ The story’s ending is that men are no more. ♫ ♫ Only a few sins and a lifetime of mourning remain. ♫ ♫ The winter snow is too bewitching. It makes the women frail. ♫ ♫ Nicely curved eyebrows, but her heart is shattered. ♫ ♫ Inescapable issues and opposing incidences do not matter. ♫ ♫ Who is and who is not paying attention? ♫