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{{nihongo|'''Fierce Kushan Attack'''|クシャーン猛襲|''Kushān mōshū''}} is the 182nd chapter of the [[Berserk (Manga)|Berserk]] manga series, written and masterfully illustrated by [[Kentaro Miura]].
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{{nihongo|'''Fierce Kushan Attack'''|クシャーン猛襲|''Kushān mōshū''}} is the 182nd chapter of the [[Berserk (Manga)|Berserk]] manga series.
 
 
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
 
[[Guts]] has decided to depart [[Godo]]'s home later in the day, not spending the night lest he and [[Casca]] attract spirits. This time, Casca is accompanying him on his quest. With only his ammunition replenished, a satchel of food and some thick clothes for Casca to wear, the two lovers and [[Puck]] depart for the elf's [[Elfheim|mysterious home]].
 
[[Guts]] has decided to depart [[Godo]]'s home later in the day, not spending the night lest he and [[Casca]] attract spirits. This time, Casca is accompanying him on his quest. With only his ammunition replenished, a satchel of food and some thick clothes for Casca to wear, the two lovers and [[Puck]] depart for the elf's [[Elfheim|mysterious home]].
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As Guts, Casca and Puck walk along the snowy ground, a blizzard begins to crop up. Guts thinks back on the day he and [[Griffith]] dueled just outside [[Wyndham|Windham]] and how it similarly snowed that day. The only difference now is that Guts was the one abandoned, and not Griffith. He remembers Griffith's parting words only a few hours before. Then he thinks back on how Griffith had wrapped his cape around Casca, protecting her from the falling rocks, and how Casca would have reached up to touch his face had her [[Brand of Sacrifice|Brand]] not pained her. Guts wraps his own cloak around Casca protectively, vowing not to lose her again.
 
As Guts, Casca and Puck walk along the snowy ground, a blizzard begins to crop up. Guts thinks back on the day he and [[Griffith]] dueled just outside [[Wyndham|Windham]] and how it similarly snowed that day. The only difference now is that Guts was the one abandoned, and not Griffith. He remembers Griffith's parting words only a few hours before. Then he thinks back on how Griffith had wrapped his cape around Casca, protecting her from the falling rocks, and how Casca would have reached up to touch his face had her [[Brand of Sacrifice|Brand]] not pained her. Guts wraps his own cloak around Casca protectively, vowing not to lose her again.
   
A distant city is under siege by the [[Kushan]]. After a hard battle, the invaders manage to break through its walls and invade it. The men they find are executed by beheading, arrows, or being burned alive. The women are partially stripped and taken prisoner for unknown reasons. They guess that they'll either be taken as slaves to the Kushan homeland or else raped to produce Kushan children. One of the women recounts a rumor that the Kushan ritualistically sacrifice women to their gods.
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A distant city is under siege by the [[Kushan]]. After a hard battle, the invaders manage to break through its walls and invade it. The men they find are executed by beheading, arrows, or being burned alive. The women are partially stripped and taken prisoner for unknown reasons. They guess that they'll either be taken as slaves to the Kushan homeland or else raped to produce Kushan children. One of the women recounts a rumor that the Kushan ritualistically sacrifice women to their gods.
   
 
The women remember the days the [[Band of the Hawk]] would come to rescue them from such tribulations and wish for Griffith, who they believe is either disappeared or dead, to come rescue them. A [[Sonia|young girl]] who hasn't yet spoken suddenly utters some cryptic words: she can hear the wind heralding the arrival of the Hawk of Light. The other women dismiss her as still traumatized by the death of her parents.
 
The women remember the days the [[Band of the Hawk]] would come to rescue them from such tribulations and wish for Griffith, who they believe is either disappeared or dead, to come rescue them. A [[Sonia|young girl]] who hasn't yet spoken suddenly utters some cryptic words: she can hear the wind heralding the arrival of the Hawk of Light. The other women dismiss her as still traumatized by the death of her parents.
   
The Kushan general responsible for the invasion sits in an extravagant chair in the city center, guarded by a regiment of footsoldiers. [[Silat]] and two Bakiraka are kneeling before him. The general chastises Silat for being unable to capture Griffith, a single man, while he himself was able to capture many fortresses and settlements in the same amount of time. Silat has explained that Griffith had flown off on the back of a [[zodd|giant beast]], but the general is disbelieving. Silat tries once more to explain the situation, but the general interrupts by forcing his foot down on the unflinching Silat's forehead. He says that even though the Kushan Emperor might hold the Bakiraka warrior clan in high regard, the general himself does not.
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The Kushan general responsible for the invasion sits in an extravagant chair in the city center, guarded by a regiment of footsoldiers. [[Silat]] and two Bakiraka are kneeling before him. The general chastises Silat for being unable to capture Griffith, a single man, while he himself was able to capture many fortresses and settlements in the same amount of time. Silat has explained that Griffith had flown off on the back of a [[zodd|giant beast]], but the general is disbelieving. Silat tries once more to explain the situation, but the general interrupts by forcing his foot down on the unflinching Silat's forehead. He says that even though the Kushan Emperor might hold the Bakiraka warrior clan in high regard, the general himself does not.
   
Suddenly, Silat draws himself up to his full height, knocking the general off balance. Never even taking his eyes off the general's Silat, extends his arm out horizontally and catches an arrow meant to strike the general's face. His two Bakiraka guards run towards the source of the arrow: a small group of armored rebels who survived the initial invasion. As they mercilessly massacre the soldiers, the two Bakiraka's tunics shift across their bodies, revealing the gigantic callouses which derive from their presumably harsh and dedicated training.
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Suddenly, Silat draws himself up to his full height, knocking the general off balance. Never even taking his eyes off the general's Silat, extends his arm out horizontally and catches an arrow meant to strike the general's face. His two Bakiraka guards run towards the source of the arrow: a small group of armored rebels who survived the initial invasion. As they mercilessly massacre the soldiers, the two Bakiraka's tunics shift across their bodies, revealing the gigantic callouses which derive from their presumably harsh and dedicated training.
   
 
Silat excuses himself and his guards from the amazed general's presence, saying that they will continue the search for Griffith. A moment later, this becomes unnecessary: Griffith has somehow infiltrated the city on a large white horse, completely alone.
 
Silat excuses himself and his guards from the amazed general's presence, saying that they will continue the search for Griffith. A moment later, this becomes unnecessary: Griffith has somehow infiltrated the city on a large white horse, completely alone.

Revision as of 16:23, December 16, 2014

Template:Chapter Fierce Kushan Attack (クシャーン猛襲 Kushān mōshū?) is the 182nd chapter of the Berserk manga series, written and masterfully illustrated by Kentaro Miura.

Summary

Guts has decided to depart Godo's home later in the day, not spending the night lest he and Casca attract spirits. This time, Casca is accompanying him on his quest. With only his ammunition replenished, a satchel of food and some thick clothes for Casca to wear, the two lovers and Puck depart for the elf's mysterious home.

As Guts, Casca and Puck walk along the snowy ground, a blizzard begins to crop up. Guts thinks back on the day he and Griffith dueled just outside Windham and how it similarly snowed that day. The only difference now is that Guts was the one abandoned, and not Griffith. He remembers Griffith's parting words only a few hours before. Then he thinks back on how Griffith had wrapped his cape around Casca, protecting her from the falling rocks, and how Casca would have reached up to touch his face had her Brand not pained her. Guts wraps his own cloak around Casca protectively, vowing not to lose her again.

A distant city is under siege by the Kushan. After a hard battle, the invaders manage to break through its walls and invade it. The men they find are executed by beheading, arrows, or being burned alive. The women are partially stripped and taken prisoner for unknown reasons. They guess that they'll either be taken as slaves to the Kushan homeland or else raped to produce Kushan children. One of the women recounts a rumor that the Kushan ritualistically sacrifice women to their gods.

The women remember the days the Band of the Hawk would come to rescue them from such tribulations and wish for Griffith, who they believe is either disappeared or dead, to come rescue them. A young girl who hasn't yet spoken suddenly utters some cryptic words: she can hear the wind heralding the arrival of the Hawk of Light. The other women dismiss her as still traumatized by the death of her parents.

The Kushan general responsible for the invasion sits in an extravagant chair in the city center, guarded by a regiment of footsoldiers. Silat and two Bakiraka are kneeling before him. The general chastises Silat for being unable to capture Griffith, a single man, while he himself was able to capture many fortresses and settlements in the same amount of time. Silat has explained that Griffith had flown off on the back of a giant beast, but the general is disbelieving. Silat tries once more to explain the situation, but the general interrupts by forcing his foot down on the unflinching Silat's forehead. He says that even though the Kushan Emperor might hold the Bakiraka warrior clan in high regard, the general himself does not.

Suddenly, Silat draws himself up to his full height, knocking the general off balance. Never even taking his eyes off the general's Silat, extends his arm out horizontally and catches an arrow meant to strike the general's face. His two Bakiraka guards run towards the source of the arrow: a small group of armored rebels who survived the initial invasion. As they mercilessly massacre the soldiers, the two Bakiraka's tunics shift across their bodies, revealing the gigantic callouses which derive from their presumably harsh and dedicated training.

Silat excuses himself and his guards from the amazed general's presence, saying that they will continue the search for Griffith. A moment later, this becomes unnecessary: Griffith has somehow infiltrated the city on a large white horse, completely alone.

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