DOP Chapter 105 – Turbulent Times (5)

Chapter 105 – Turbulent Times (5)
Translated by: Rysbow
Edited by: Surjit, Austin
TLC by: GT, Shiroyukineko

Shiro: For people asking about the differences between pic and novels – In the novel, Du Gu Ye’s clothes were white, but the manhua artist drew it black. Similarly, Xuan Yuan Che was supposed to wear a dark red robe while Liu Yue an emerald green robe, but the manhua artist drew it differently. The novel wrote that the enemies were cavalries but the manhua artist drew them as foot soldiers. There are subtle differences between the manhua and the novel, but if I excluded all the pictures that did not match the description of the novel, there wouldn’t be any pictures left. So just take it easy if you see any differences between the description and the pictures, it’s not translated wrongly.


“Boom.” One-feet-tall fire suddenly flared up across the mountain. This sudden, yet powerful flame, roared in the heavily forested mountain and spread quickly like a wildfire towards Liu Yue, Xuan Yuan Che and company, who were in the battle arena below.

White robes swayed in rhythm with the wind on the mountain top. Du Gu Ye stared coldly at the roaring flames below. His attacks won’t be weak like Xue Sheng kingdom’s; his attacks would be fast and fatal.

The sound of galloping horses resounded behind; Xuan Yuan Che’s Dragon Riders were about to reach them.

The white figure took one last look at that light blue fabric that was about to be completely encircled by the wildfire, and turned away coldly, disappearing into the mountains.

The flames, filling the sky, spread out in an instant.

In the battle arena below, Xuan Yuan Che’s face changed as he noticed the sudden raging fire headed towards them.

“Fire!” Xuan Yuan Che yelled, his face green with anxiety.

Surrounded by flaming grasslands, the wildfire had cut off any chance of retreat .

“Don’t look back.” A cold, yet firm, voice boomed. Up front, Liu Yue didn’t turn back to look, instead she quickened her footsteps.

Liu Yue didn’t even look at the fire that was fast approaching, she only focused on what was in front of her. In order to avoid these flames, they needed to first break out of this formation. Worrying or talking about anything else would be futile.

Xuan Yuan Che didn’t say anything else, he understood immediately. Waving his sword around like lightning and thunder, he gave off a powerful and menacing aura.

As the wounds in their bodies increased, so were the number of men falling at their hands. The pace of their fight increased, weakening the defenses of the men blocking their escape in front of them.

As the sky gradually grew darker, the red flames of the sun could be seen reflecting off Liu Yue’s body, painting her in the colour of blood.

The fire was growing bigger and bigger.

The mountain wind fanned the approaching flames, and the blazing fire became unstoppable, approaching the two ferociously.

The scorching flame that was capable of burning everything it touched to ash, was already so close that they could be seen reflecting off of Liu Yue, Xuan Yuan Che and the others.

“Let’s go!” Liu Yue yelled as she slashed apart her last opponent. She dashed towards the opening in the incomplete circle of defense.

Behind him, Xuan Yuan Che followed closely. Using his sword, he blocked his enemies’ attacks, grabbed LiuYue, and sped out like an arrow towards through the opening.

Once they had ripped apart the surrounding defensive formation, stopping them became nigh impossible.
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23 comments

  1. Faust Voncleave says:

    Wonder why the author chose cavalry. Since they’re invading another country, infantry is much easier to move around in secret than cavalry. Also it’s more believable that they fought a bunch of foot soldiers and escaped the encirclement than it is that they did it with cavalry, fighting cavalry while on the ground is usually a very downhill battle. In fact, cavalry aren’t usually used for encirclement because it limits the mobility of the horse, which is one of the biggest advantages of cavalry I agree with the artist, infantry is much more fitting here.

    • Jackal says:

      I too agree with this.
      The pics weren’t the only reason why I was confused.
      The use of a group of cavalry against just two people and also in a terrain that limits movement to such a degree (like a forest) was illogical.
      Cavalry is mainly used when charging.
      So I too am forced to think that the artist was correct in making the changes.

      • BojackHorseman says:

        Wrong on two counts Jackal.
        First, the soldiers ambushed once they left the forest as was stated in chapter 101 and from the previous chapters it is implied that they are in some sort of grassland area.
        Second, you would always use a calvary unit to assassinate key individuals in combat because their movement speed is critical. It’d be much stranger to send foot soldiers to do such a job.

        As for Faust:
        Infantry is not easier to move around secretly with, they are easier to hide once they stop moving but a light calvary unit and an infantry units of any scale would leave a trail that is basically impossible to hide. These are not men who have mastered the art of stealth, they cannot possible hide for long in enemy territory so speed is a much more crucial factor. Consequently, the calvary could easily invade across a boarder avoiding initial detection and penetrate much deeper than footmen and then retreat with less chance to be caught.

        As for your second point, as stated above, they weren’t in the forest. Also of note, calvary are great at surrounding and entrapping targets due to their size and speed (the primary use of calvary is, in fact, flanking which is a form of encirclement). When pursuing targets who are on foot, calvary (who can catch up and surround the target repeatedly or retreat as needed) makes a lot more sense than foot soilders (who are unlikely to be able to even keep up with unarmored targets due their own armor’s weight and have a best case scenario of matching their target’s speed, which is not enough speed to encircle if a target manages to break the initial lines).

    • Hamilcar says:

      No the author made the right choice singe there is heavy none mobile cavalry and light cavalry that moves swiftly (eg: mongols) thus they can geht these faster and after having killed the target they retreat faster.infantry is slow they would have Been found out. And don’t forget that korean cavalry in the koryo dynasty would dismount while in close combat with infantry. No one said that a cavalry unit always fought in horses. Of the terain is not suitable cavalry units always fought in the ground and not and there horses after battle the would mount theyre horses and retreat faster than and infantry unit

  2. Sylvia Moriah Le Titania De La Waldgrave says:

    Just felt like repeating a point I remember making a while back..

    “If the novel doesn’t have any pictures associated to it, DO NOT use pictures provided by a different source”

    the differences are more than just what has differed in the text for this particular chapter. The whole point of reading a novel is to be able to imagine the scene’s yourself. the images are distracting, misrepresentative and hold tenuous relativity at best. the flow of events are not the same for both mediums and so shouldn’t be treated as if they are a paired set.

    Xuan Che’s entire appearance is different int he manhua than it is in the novel, and it is damn hard to keep picturing it correctly with images shoved in your face every 2nd chapter. It’s no surprise people are getting their facts confused between the 2. the manhua changes the context of events and paints pictures to match those changes. (when Liu Yue ran to the Emporer the novel had him identify her by her age while the manhua identified her as ugly, now people reading the novel think it was there it said she was ugly).

    I am still a fan of the story and grateful for the translations, but you are over-extending and providing a service that you really shouldn’t be (the pictures).

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