KBS Great King's Dream Sept 13, 2012 0:06:54 GMT -5
Post by truth on Sept 13, 2012 0:06:54 GMT -5
I really hated what I've seen so far, but I'm going to keep my promise.
I'm not going to be translating everything from my book just as I did with God of War and IE.
Annals of King Jinpyung(567-632. R.579-632)
Jinpyung was the son of Crown Prince Dong Ryoon, the son of King Jinheung and Queen Sado, and Crown Princess Mano. His full name was Kim Baek Jeong. Crown Prince Dong Ryoon died in 572. On July of 579, Jinheung became the king at the age of 13 after Queen Dowager Sado dethroned King Jinji for not obeying her commands.
Queen Sado ruled as a regent since Jinpyung was only 13 when he became king. She appointed her older brother Park Noribu as the Prime Minister and Hujik as the Minister of Military. Park Noribu died on December of 588 and Sueulbu took over as the Prime Minister.
On 594, King Jinpyung sent a diplomat to Sui dynasty of China to establish diplomatic relations. On 596, he sent Monk Damyook to Sui to study Chinese Buddhism. Jinpyung worked hard to become friends with China, because his grandfather Jinheung had angered Goguryeo and Baekje by conquering many of their territories.
On 598, Goguryeo sent 10,000 Malgal troops to attack Liaoxiao of China. Emperor Wen sent 300,000 army to invade Goguryeo as a retaliation, but they were massacred by Goguryeo's Kang Yishik. King Young Yang of Goguryeo asked for peace immediately after the war and Emperor Wen had no choice but to accept it.
Baekje sent a messenger to Sui shortly after Wen's failed invasion and told them that Baekje was willing to help attacking Goguryeo. Emperor Wen rejected the offer. King Young Yang was very furious when he found about this, so he invaded Baekje.
Baekje's General Hae Su invaded Shilla's Amak Fortress on August of 602. King Mu of Baekje wanted to regain the lands that were conqured by King Jinheung.
King Jinpyung sent thousands of cavalry to fight back. He also built fortresses in Sota, Wae Seok, Cheonsan, Ong Jam and retaliated by invading Baekje.
King Mu then retaliated by giving 40,000 troops to Hae Su in order to attack four Shilla fortresses. Shilla sent Gunpoom and Mu Eun to fight back. Mu Eun fell off the horse after falling into Hae Su's ambush, but he was luckily saved by his son Gwisan and Chu Hang. Gwisan and Chu Hang were both killed in action. The Shilla army got very upset by their deaths and fought back bravely. Hae Su's Baekje army had no choice but to retreat.
On August of 603, King Young Yang of Goguryeo sent General Go Seung to attack North Han Fortress. King Jinpyung himself led the army of 10,000 to defeat them. On August of 605, Jinpyung invaded Baekje. Goguryeo attacked Shilla again after Shilla attacked Baekje.
On 608, King Jinpyung ordered Monk Won Gwang to write a letter of request to Sui for a dispatch of troops to attack Goguryeo. Emperor Yang of Sui wasn't happy about Goguryeo refusing to pay tributes. King Young Yang invaded Shilla as soon as he heard about this and captured 8,000 Shillan peasants. Goguryeo then took over Woo Myung Fortress.
On 611, King Jinpyung asked Sui again to attack Goguryeo. On 612, Emperor Yang of Sui invaded Goguryeo with 1,130,000 troops. However, Sui lost and retreated after few months. Emperor Yang couldn't stand the humiliation and continued to attack Goguryeo for the next 3 years, which all failed.
I will continue with translations next time.