Update: November 2019

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November Chapters
  1. Eclipse Hunter V1C2: A Past in Darkness
  2. No Hero V8Prologue: Vampire Assassin
  3. Eclipse Hunter V1C3: The Morning's Brand New Beginning
  4. Illusions, Lies, Truth SS3: Inheriting Jiu Ge
  5. Dominion's End V4C9: In This Life, We Are Both Doing Swell, Part Two

Hey everyone! It was great seeing all the excitement for our new project, despite that many of you have already read it before. Or maybe that’s what makes it all the more exciting? In any case, the positive feedback provides great motivation! If you have already read EH before, please enjoy Ah Ye’s journey before No Hero once again, and if you haven’t read EH before, welcome aboard! It’s quite the journey. I’m also having a blast seeing the revision choices Yu Wo made in this 2nd edition. I challenge you to spot the differences. ;) (Please note that differences between our translation and Oddsquad’s can be due to both translation choices and to revisions made in the 2nd edition on Yu Wo’s part).

We begin No Hero Volume 8 this month! Two volumes to go, and tons more excitement to come. We have a side story for Illusions, Lies, Truth for you this month before we start the next volume. As stated last month, we’ll be taking a short break with GOD before starting the next volume. Look forward to GOD’s return! As for Dominion’s End… how was that cliffhanger last month?

This month’s poll is about the best way to kill time, submitted by ArmadaTW! Thanks once again!

As always, you can submit poll ideas here~

Dominion’s End V4C9: In This Life, We Are Both Doing Swell, Part One

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 9: In This Life, We Both Are Doing Swell—translated by Michimochi (proofread by EvlNabiki & Lala Su; C/E edited by lucathia)

After sleeping in for two whole days, I couldn’t escape my chicken soup fate. Actually, the soup left no aftertaste in my mouth, so it wasn’t particularly hard to finish.

Well, it was about time to face the problem regarding Guan Weijun. Ignoring her wasn’t the way to go. I didn’t know if the solution I had thought of would work though, and I was hesitant about carrying it out, but this was also the only way I could make it up to Guan Weijun.

With feelings of guilt, I looked down at the ice pattern on my left wrist… Hm? Has the color turned darker? Although it hadn’t returned to its original shade, it wasn’t as faint as it had been yesterday, like it was on the verge of fading.

This ever-changing shade is making me so nervous!

Forget it. This wasn’t supposed to be mine in the first place. I forced myself to stop thinking about the ice pattern and walked out the door to find Guan Weijun, but Junjun blocked me right outside the door.

“Érge, where are you going? I want to go, too.”

I frowned. If Junjun comes along, things might be a bit… Suddenly, I was hit with Junjun’s ultimate puppy-eye attack. I immediately surrendered. I could face my big brother sternly, but once I was in front of my little sister, my body would turn into putty.

Continued

GOD V2Epilogue: Character Introductions

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GOD —The Beginning of the End— Volume 2: Elf, Nanny, Thunderous Anger

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extras—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

Afterword

The new edition has reached volume two. If you have read the old edition, you will know that they are visiting a certain kingdom next.

The progression of the plot has finally reached one of the parts that I felt was regretful. I didn’t develop this kingdom enough in the past, so I hope I can add more to their visit of this kingdom. I also want to show more of matters between a certain king and his subordinate.

I have built up Dan’s presence more in this volume and strengthened the mystery behind the Guild. I also felt I could have done better with the Guild, but I have to say that my entire depiction of the demon race was too undeveloped. The new edition will develop them more.

Of course, the elves could use more development, too.

All in all, what I regret the most about the old edition is my lack of development of each race and kingdom. I believe this is because my first series was written in first person. I kept feeling that the story must revolve around the protagonist, so whenever the main characters separated, I would very simply skim over the branching paths of the other characters.

But now that I think back on it, that wasn’t the right way to do it. Wasn’t choosing to tell this story in third person exactly because I can write about things that don’t have to do with the protagonist? Yet in the end, the story still completely revolved around the protagonist, wasting the biggest advantage of third person!

Continued

No Hero V7Epilogue: Character Introductions

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Character Introductions—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

Sin Simon: The leader of the Church’s Sin Elimination Committee. “Sin” is actually a position. Once someone becomes Sin, they must forfeit their original name, changing their name to “Sin,” leaving only their family name. Sin Simon’s current identity is unknown.

Ri Ji Yan: The master and the young master’s father, but their actual blood relation bears investigation.

Luo Ye: Ri Ji Yan’s brother from the same father but different mother. According to his position in the family hierarchy, he can be considered to be the master and the young master’s uncle, but the actual relation is much more complicated.

Elowyn: The master and the young master’s biological mother.

Dong Fang Lei: Curtis’s personal butler.

Continued

GOD V2C10: The Stone of Original Sin Here to Attack

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GOD —The Beginning of the End— Volume 2: Elf, Nanny, Thunderous Anger

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 10: The Stone of Original Sin Here to Attack—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

“A demon and a half demon. You think you can defeat me with that?” Braids squawked in a high pitch, “Do you all have any clue of the true power behind the Stones of Original Sin?!”

A demon and a half demon? They were taken aback, a bit confused by what Braids meant.

“No matter how amazing something is, it’d become rotten in the hands of an idiot like you!” Shooting Star shouted, drawing everyone’s attention. The long whip in his hands shot toward Braids as if it were alive.

“You fight him in close quarters. I’ll strike stealthily.” Shooting Star took this chance to whisper to Dan beside him.

Dan nodded. He was a steadfast, mage blade of the earth element. As for Shooting Star, he was obviously the agile type. This way of arrangement was indeed correct, so Dan did not suspect that Shooting Star was being lazy. In fact, in order to prevent Braids from sneakily readying some sort of trap with the grass, Dan actually dashed right at him.

Along the way, many weeds surged up to block his way, but Dan did not falter for even a single step. He let the grass strike at him, the battle aura around his body naturally taking care of such weak attacks.

However, against the personal swings of Braids’s thorny whip, Dan did not dare to gamble. He raised the magic sword in his hand, properly swinging his sword to block the attacks. Even though the whip’s attacks were irregular and ever changing, Dan’s defense was also solid. While the earth element did not have strong offensive power, its defensive power was unparalleled.

Continued