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Okay, on to volume 3. I think I got past most of what had tons of stuff in the manga cut out of it.
[Kingdom 20 Translation by Kewl0210]
Kingdom -------- 3
Chapter 20 Yang Duanhe --- 5
Chapter 21 Discussion --- 23
Chapter 22 Alliance --- 41
Chapter 23 Crowned Prince's Seat --- 59
Chapter 24 Mounted Soldier Dream --- 77
Chapter 25 3,000 VS 80,000 --- 95
Chapter 26 The Royal Capital Xianyang --- 105
Chapter 27 The Gate Opens--- 133
Chapter 28 Vanguard --- 151
Chapter 29 Lightning Speed --- 169
Chapter 30 Confrontation --- 187
Bottom: ★This is a world of fiction. There is no connection to any actual people, organizations, or events.
[You guys know who all these characters are, right? I don't need to write a million directions to indicate which is which, right?]
Top: Character Introductions
Xin's Friend. He became Ying Zheng's body double, but was killed by an assassin.
Arrow Between Xin and Piao: Close Friends
A war orphan boy. He seeks to win renown and become "Greatest general under the heavens" on his own skill.
Arrow Between Xin and Diao: Cooperating
He Liao Diao
Descendant of the Mountain People. A child with no relatives and has lived through tumultuous times on her own. She's been hired by Xin and Zheng as a guide.
Devoted to Zheng, and the one minister that he can trust.
Arrow Between XIn and Zheng: Cooperating
Arrow Between Piao and Zheng: Body Double
The young king of Qin. A rebellion was started by his younger brother from a different mother, and he escaped the royal capital Xianyang.
Right Chancellor. He is currently away on a campaign in another state. Guardian of Zheng.
King of a people different from the people of the flatlands, the Mountain People.
Arrow between Yang and Zheng: Cooperating
The Jie Shi Army's advisor
Zheng's younger brother from another mother. He has allied himself with Jie Shi to enact a coup d'etat.
Left Chancellor. An ambitious man that seeks to defeat L釚Shi and stand at the position of greatest minister.
Arrow Between Jie Shie and Wang Qi: Cooperating?
One of the State of Qin's generals. He is not in the King's Younger Brother Faction, but he is lending them his strength.
Top Left: King Faction
The faction supporting the young king, Ying Zheng.
Arrow: Coup D'etat
Bottom Left: King's Younger Brother Faction
The faction supporting the younger brother from a different mother of Ying Zheng, Chengjiao.
Top: Summary Up to Last Volume
The time period is before the common era----- The state of Qin in Western China during a 500 year long great war. Two boys living lives close to that of slaves, Xin and Piao, strove to fight sword battles day and night in order to distinguish themselves in war and raise their names.
One day, Piao was judged to look identical to the king and was employed at the royal palace. Piao became the king's body double, but then the king's brother Chengjiao launched a coup d'etat. And Piao was killed by an assassin just a month after he became a government official......
Xin resented the king for switching places with Piao. But in order to honor Piao's dying wish, Xin decided to travel together with the King of Qin, Ying Zheng, and protect him.
For Zheng's group to reclaim the throne, the forces loyal to him did not have enough military power. So they pushed their way through the deep mountains, seeking help from the king of the mountain tribes. But on their way there, warriors of the mountain tribes kidnapped Zheng alone. Xin, Diao, and Bi secretly followed after them to rescue the king, but they were suddenly captured by the mountain tribe and taken to their king-------
Title: Chapter 20 Yang Duanhe
Diao: Keep it up, Xin!!
I... I've never even heard of a tree this tough... NGUGIGIGIG
Diao: Okay! All right! Now's the time where a runt like me really shines!
Diao: WAA WAA WAA
Diao: Ah. That's the guy you suddenly hit out of the blue before, Xin!
Xin: Oh, you're right!!
Diao: Y-You don't think he came to get back at you, do you...?
That'd be perfect. If he just opens up the bars, we just need to kick the crap outta this guy and we can escape.
Bi: Is he saying we'll end up like those?
Xin: Ah, hey, you!!
Xin: Aw~~ Gee~~z. We came here to save Zheng but now we're in a desperate situation ourselves~~~
In Bubble: UUU
There are tons of gates setup on these small paths facing cliffs.
And I can't even guess how many people are living in one of those big rocks.
This is pretty different from what you said, Brother Bi.
Handwritten: Unprotected country village my ass.
Bi: It seems we need to rethink our opinion of the Mountain People.
Bi: I just remembered about the "Quanrong".
Bi: 526 years ago---- The Zhou Dynasty which had ruled over China for about 280 years was defeated by the Marquess of Shen's rebellion.
But they say that the main force of the Marquess of Shen's army, what attacked and destroyed the Zhou Army, was a Mountain People tribe army called the "Quanrong".
Box: *After this event, the monarchy of China ended and it entered the tumultuous age, the "Spring and Autumn Warring States Era".
Xin: ............You're saying China's monarchy was topped by a Mountain People tribe?
In Bubble: For real?
Bi: I couldn't believe that a tribe of ruffians like them could fell a country either, but after coming here, I've changed my tune.
Bi: This country is a natural fortress that outside enemies cannot get close to. A group that has the knowledge and technology to make something of this scale cannot be called dismissed as ruffians.
Their power is genuine.
But if there are similar castles existing elsewhere......
The thought that such a mighty world existed just behind the State of Qin
without us ever noticing before is truly spine chilling.
Diao: This really isn't the time to be impressed!
If we don't wanna join those skulls outside, we've gotta think of something!
Xin: It looks like we don't have time to think.
Who are these guys?
This isn't true, right?!
WAAAH! Xin, Xin!!
Xin: Don't cry, Diao. Hide behind me.
If they try to stab us, I'll grab one with the rope and my legs and then I'll go wild!
Diao: Can you really do that?
Xin: Yeah, just leave it to me!
I even had special training for this sorta thing with Piao!
Diao: UWAAAAH! Are we still gonna be okay, Xin?!!
Xin: Shitty bastards...
Diao: H-He's the guy from this afternoon!
Xin: You... helped us?
Bajiou: Tajif says he is just protecting you on the king's orders.
Diao: Ah! It's that captain-looking guy!
Guy: The Mountain World
and the Flatland World,
They may seem to lack borders,
but many things happen in that area between them.
Some of those people have had family members killed by the Flatland People.
Bajiou: Tajif the warrior pays you, as the flatland boy that break his mask... it would seem.
Xin: Tajif the Warrior?
Tomorrow, you will be judged by our king. And he says that he would feel bad if you were killed.
Bi: J-Judged by the king, tomorrow...?!
Xin: What about Zheng?
Bajiou: The King of Qin will suffer the same fate.
Zheng: I am the 31st king of the State of Qin,
Yang: I am the Mountain King,