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The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
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8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Literally the most intelligent bastard ever... (Part 4)

Gonna resume this delayed project,100% cui during work, now battery 50% recharged. PISAI 300+ liao, limpeh sure half mampos tomorrow. Welcome to Smogapore, Teesside. Seems that marvelous fate might bring us two together soon...


Troll job satu

[其后,楚急攻,绝汉甬道,围汉王于荥阳城。久之,汉王患之,请割荥阳以西以和。项王不听。汉王谓陈平曰:“天下纷纷,何时定乎?”

陈平曰:“项王为人,恭敬爱人,士之廉节好礼者多归之。至于行功爵邑,重之,士亦以此不附。今大王慢而少礼,士廉节者不来;然大王能饶人以爵邑,士之顽钝嗜利无耻者亦多归汉。诚各去其两短,袭其两长,天下指麾则定矣。然大王恣侮人,不能得廉节之士。顾楚有可乱者,彼项王骨鲠之臣亚父、钟离眛、龙且、周殷之属,不过数人耳。大王诚能出捐数万斤金,行反间,间其君臣,以疑其心,项王为人意忌信谗,必内相诛。汉因举兵而攻之,破楚必矣。”

汉王以为然,乃出黄金四万斤,与陈平,恣所为,不问其出入。]
《史记: 陈丞相世家》

Trans:
[Afterwards, Chu attacked swiftly and cut off the Han troops at the Yong pass, hence besieging the Han Lord at Xingyang. As time wore on, the Han Lord grew immensely worried, thus offering the west of Xingyang in order to make peace. The Xiang Lord refused to listen. The Han Lord asked Chen Ping: "When will such turmoil end?"

Chen Ping replied: "The Xiang Lord has always been one who loves and respects people, therefore attracting people of noble character. As for allocating credit and rewards, he is overly cautious, thus they will never swear actual fealty. Since Milord is one who is arrogant and impudent, noble people will never join you. Yet, Milord is able to grant rewards generously, therefore all those weak in ability and integrity mostly joined you. In order to unify the chaos, ridding your weakness and undermining the enemy's strength is the only key. Sadly, Milord tends to insult people, hence unable to gain men of standing. Capable threats including the Xiang Lord's godfather, Zhongli Mei, Long Ju, and Zhou Yin, are merely a few. Milord can distribute gold amounting to a few ten thousand katis in order to sow discord. The Xiang Lord is always wary and mindful of rumours, thus the enemy will attack each other from within. If we can seize the chance, Chu will be defeated."

The Han Lord then agreed to Chen Ping's proposal and put him in charge of forty thousand katis of gold. Letting Chen Ping having total control over the usage, the Han Lord chose to trust him utterly.]
《Annals of History: Record of Chancellor Chen》

Analysis:
There will always be two types of stereotypical $$$ grubbers, namely the Jews and Chinese. They say Western bankers look like Jews, Eastern bankers are Chinese. Apparently, it seems that Xiang Yu has gotten the FFF grading for economy management. Just don't ask me how good was Fan Zeng in this area. What I do know though is that Xiao He was one hell of an A graduate in micro-management and bloke was proclaimed the First Bloke of Han after Liu Bang unified a bloody chaotic China.

So what about Chen Ping? Well, he's only good in one thing: trolling. And in war, may the best troll win. Now, it's a no brainer by then that he knows what kind of character is Xiang Yu. If you bum around long enough in any circle, you'll end up seeing things unseen by others. Let alone being a clever bum at that...

Simply put...
1. Xiang Yu is one who treasures men of talent.
2. Xiang Yu is who derides people of lower standing.

In short, Liu Bang couldn't attract men of standing, but the key word IS standing, NOT talent. Chen Ping was an intelligent bastard, that's why Liu Bang hired him to be his no.2 strategist. So if we're to go by Chen Ping's analysis, both Xiang Yu and Liu Bang have two weaknesses and two strengths (note: this is going by the original text since I'm not God).

Liu Bang's weaknesses:
1. kenna Total War Sanction, i.e. no $$$=no honey.


2. This orang sombong lagi jahat


Liu Bang's strengths:
1. **** stature, go talent

2. **** honour, I'm Chinese.

As for Xiang Yu's weaknesses:
1. Ebenezer Scrooge's Great Tyrannosaurus Ancestor (abbrev: GTA), i.e. "As for allocating credit and rewards, he is overly cautious, thus they will never swear actual fealty."
[至于行功爵邑,重之,士亦以此不附。]

2. Overall wise a problematic Tyrannosaurus, i.e. "The Xiang Lord is always wary and mindful of rumours..."
[项王为人意忌信谗...]

Another thing of note:
Xiang Yu has the biggest resources and major manpower, Liu Bang only has his Sad Sombong Bastards (abbrev: SSB).

So what about Liu Bang? He's a ****ing spendthrift tbh. Simply put, "whatever is mine belongs to you" was this scoundrel's eternal motto. No, I'm not shitting you all. Liu Bang was INDEED a notorious drunk.

Not to mention being an universal perv also...

Troll job dua

[陈平既多以金纵反间于楚军,宣言诸将钟离眛等为项王将,功多矣,然而终不得裂地而王,欲与汉为一,以灭项氏而分王其地。项羽果意不信钟离眛等。项王既疑之,使使至汉。汉王为太牢具,举进。见楚使,即详惊曰:“吾以为亚父使,乃项王使!”

复持去,更以恶草具进楚使。楚使归,具以报项王。项王果大疑亚父。亚父欲急攻下荥阳城,项王不信,不肯听。亚父闻项王疑之,乃怒曰:“天下事大定矣,君王自为之!愿请骸骨归!”

归未至彭城,疽发背而死。陈平乃夜出女子二千人荥阳城东门,楚因击之,陈平乃与汉王从城西门夜出去。遂入关,收散兵复东。]
《史记: 陈丞相世家》

Trans:
[Therefore Chen Ping managed use the gold to incite unrest amongst the Chu forces. Via announcing the likes of Zhongli Mei being the Xiang Lord's generals, yet unrewarded with lands for their contributions, rumours began to swirl on them wishing to defect under Han's banner and destroying the Xiang clan in order to gain their liege's lands. Xiang Yu indeed chose to distrust Zhongli Mei and the rest. Since he became suspicious, an envoy was sent to Han. As the Han Lord summoned the envoy for a feast, he feigned shock and said: "I thought you're supposed to be godfather's envoy, not the Xiang Lord's!"

Thus, he chose to feed the envoy with poisonous herbs instead. Upon return, the Chu envoy reported everything to the Xiang Lord. His godfather desired to take down Xingyang city as soon as possible, but the Xiang Lord chose to distrust him and turning a deaf ear. The godfather by then knew the Xiang Lord had distrusted him, thus exclaiming in anger: "The victor is already decided, may Your Highness look after yourself! May you allow my withering bones to return back to its rightful home!"

Before he reached Peng city, Fan Zeng died due to a deep rooted carbuncle erupting on his back. During the night, Chen Ping sent two thousand womenfolk out of Xingyang's eastern gates. The Chu army launched their assault as a result while Chen Ping and the Han Lord made their safe escape through the western gates. Thus, able to recover whatever surviving lost troops and staging an eventual rally.]
《Annals of History: Record of Chancellor Chen》

Analysis:
I got $$$, I can use $$$. This has gotta be the greatest act of bribery ever. You see, nothing is being said on Zhongli Mei and co longzong jiak lui, but that doesn't mean Chen Ping still tak boleh trollolol. In short, I got 40K gold bars, I only NATO. No action, talk only, enemy GG.



Oh, and one more thing. Two thousand womenfolk in this instance is all about two thousand female bots.

[汉军绝食,乃夜出女子东门二千余人,被甲,楚因四面击之。将军纪信乃乘王驾,诈为汉王,诳楚,楚皆呼万岁,之城东观,以故汉王得与数十骑出西门遁。]
《史记: 高祖本纪》

Trans:
[As the Han forces were starved from inside, two thousand womenfolk exited from the eastern gates decked in armour. The Chu army attacked as a result. The general Ji Xin in turn rode the (Han) Lord's carriage in order to create a diversion deceiving Chu. As the Chu shouted in joy while watching from the city's east, the Han Lord managed to escaped safely from the western side.]
《Annals of History: Annals of Gaozu》

Conclusion? This below:

Troll job tiga

[其明年,淮阴侯破齐,自立为齐王,使使言之汉王。汉王大怒而骂,陈平蹑汉王。汉王亦悟,乃厚遇齐使,使张子房卒立信为齐王。封平以户牖乡。用其奇计策,卒灭楚。常以护军中尉从定燕王臧荼。]
《史记: 陈丞相世家》

Trans:
[The following year, the Huaiyin Duke conquered the vassal state of Qi and proclaiming himself as the Qi Lord while sending an envoy to sanction his decision. Utterly incensed, the Han Lord cursed loudly. As Chen Ping kicked his liege, the Han Lord understood his meaning. Treating the envoy generously, Liu Bang had Zhang Zifang officially proclaiming Xin as the Qi Lord. For his timely intervention, Ping was granted total lordship over Huyou. By utilising his cleverly devised scheme, Chu was promtly destroyed. As the Central Commander Who Protects The Army, he played a vital role in quelling the Yan Lord, Zang Tu's rebellion.]
《Annals of History: Record of Chancellor Chen》

Analysis:
Han Xin is one hell of a mother****er, ain't that so? Granted he's Liu Bang most talented tactician, but a prideful nature would eventually be his downfall. Now allow me to say this: Han Xin IS indeed a better tactician than Chen Ping, but he sucked horribly in strategy.

Tactics are all about using your forces on the field, Strategy is all about planning beforehand. Going by the logic of Minghui-matics...
Strategy=2x2=4
Tactics=2+2=4

In short, 4 indicates maximum brainpower, the equation is basically how you use your brainpower.