Eclipse Hunter V4Prologue: Prologue

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 4: Truth and Lies, Boundaries

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Prologue—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Xuan & Arcedemius; C/E edited by lucathia)

“Gēge! I’m here.”

Ri Xiang Ye opened the door to the study while wearing an adorable smile. He sneakily stuck his head inside and quietly asked, “Are you busy, Gēge?”

“Of course not. Come in.”

Although he was buried in paperwork, as soon as Ri Xiang Yan heard the sound of his little brother’s voice, he immediately lifted his head, abandoned his paperwork, and ignored the secretary he was in a phone call with. He smiled and said, “Tell Gēge, have you been happy today, Ah Ye?”

“Yup!” Ri Xiang Ye skipped over and threw himself onto Ri Xiang Yan, clinging onto the other person’s shoulders like a child asking to be pampered.


Ri Xiang Yan smiled as he hugged his beloved little brother back. He rubbed his head and indulgently asked, “What did you do today? Why are you so happy? Tell Gēge, was it that going to school was very fun?”

Ri Xiang Ye tilted his head and said grumpily, “I didn’t go to school! Gēge, you forgot again! I’m playing with Dr. An Te Qi at home.”

The smile on Ri Xiang Yan’s face seemed to stiffen after he heard that. But he nonchalantly replied, “Is that so! Sorry, Gēge was wrong.”

“It’s O.K.,” Ri Xiang Ye giggled and said back.


Big and Little Sun 43: The Fourth Wall

A white paper fluttered down from some unseen point above Grisia and Elaro’s heads.

Will’s message: “Congratulations to the players for receiving the %^*&#ERROR: Item not fouuuuuuund…”

The even tones of Will’s voice slurred for a moment before resuming, sounding even more mechanical than before. “… ThE TrAnSlAtOr’S nOtE. pLeAsE hElP uS.”

Even as Will finished speaking, irregular shimmering shapes appeared all around Grisia and Elaro. The shimmers looked like the water mirrors they were used to seeing summons step out of. But instead of a smooth surface and shape, the water mirrors were jagged like tears and the surface looked like it had been brought to a roiling boil.

Elaro called out in concern, “Will? What’s happening?”

Will’s response came in its usual voice, “The fourth wall has been damaged by an outside source. Players do not need to worry. Repairs will commence shortly.”

Grisia’s face twitched. How can anyone not worry upon hearing an alarming statement like that!

An arm suddenly reached out of the bubbling water mirror to their right. Grisia gripped the Sinner of Pride’s Staff and wheeled around, ready to send off a bolt of lightning. A young man wearing a T-shirt and jeans like the ones they had found for Elaro previously stumbled out of the water mirror. He had dark hair, a blue patch in one of his brown eyes, and a shocked expression.

Even as this was happening, another figure fell out of a frothing water mirror that was several meters in the air. Surprisingly, despite falling supine out of the horizontal water mirror, the person managed to right themselves mid-air and land on their feet. They landed with such an unexpectedly heavy impact that a small crater formed in the ground around their feet. Elaro suddenly realized that the person had a head of very unique and very familiar silver hair.

“Little Ah Ye?”

Despite the visor covering their face and the fact that they were a little bigger than they were yesterday, Elaro was sure he wasn’t mistaken. But the person didn’t respond to his call, instead regarding him coldly and slowly lowered themselves into a battle stance.

Elaro also went on guard. As he did so, the water mirror to the left of the person he thought of as Little Ah Ye bubbled as a dignified silhouette stepped out calmly. A delighted voice cried out, “Young Master?” As the silhouette took another step, Elaro could clearly see that this was Charles.

Strangely, the visor-wearing Ah Ye didn’t seem to relax upon seeing Charles either. A visibly puzzled expression briefly crossed Charles’s face.

Before the awkward situation could progress any further, another person slipped through the last water mirror. The surface of the water mirror barely shivered before it disappeared. In contrast to the calmness of the water mirror, the very attractive person seemed to immediately recognize that the child Grisia was the biggest threat present and immediately formed several layers of what looked like glass or ice around their body.

Grisia demanded, “Will, why are there so many summons? Can we request the readers’ support for all of them?”

Will’s response: “It seems several targets have been summoned due to the breach of the fourth wall just prior. Unfortunately, the readers’ support cannot be requested for targets summoned through an error. When repairs are complete, all targets will be returned to their worlds.”

Grisia’s face darkened and he gripped the staff harder. It would be much more difficult to convince all these people to cooperate if they were unable to promise them a reward for their troubles.

Charles abruptly spoke up, “Please, there is no need for us to fight. This is a situation we are all in together. We have been likely summoned to aid these two, not to fight them. Based on previous experience, there should be no danger to those of us summoned. If we were to die here, we would simply be returned to our world.”

The person wearing the visor and the person with the ice armor seemed to lower their guards at Charles’s words, but were still wary. The person in the T-shirt, while initially shocked, seemed to be thinking about something while taking measure of each of the other people present.

Knowing that the summoned targets were unable to hear Will’s voice, Elaro hurriedly clarified, “It was an accident that you were all brought here, but you’ll be returned home once Will is able to again. However, we do honestly need assistance. Just before you all arrived, we received this note and a cry asking for help.”

Elaro read the note aloud, and the young man in the T-shirt started when the cancelled series were mentioned. The person in the ice armor also seemed uneasy when the name “Dominion’s End” was said.

The young man in the T-shirt spoke up once Elaro was finished reading. “I recognize those names… They’re stories written by my neighbor Yu Shu. If that’s so…” He began pointing at each of the others. 

He pointed at Charles and the person with the visor. “You’re Charles and Dark Sun from No Hero.” 

Looking to the two Sun Knights, he said, “Elaro and… A small Grisia? From the series The Legend of Sun Knight.”

Pointing at the attractive man in the ice armor, he said, “Jiang Shuyu from Dominion’s End. And it looks like this world is most likely your story. It looks like it could be Charles and Dark Sun’s world…” The young man in the T-shirt surveyed the desolation and destruction around them. “…But I don’t think anything like this happens to their world.”

Jiang Shuyu immediately started cursing upon hearing those words. “Of course it has to be the Jiang family’s luck that we’re the only ones in an apocalyptic world! I can’t even catch a break by being transported to a nicer world for a little bit.”

Grisia scrutinized the young man in the T-shirt. “If you say we’re from stories, are you one of the ‘readers’ who Will says has been determining the results of the ‘livestream?’”

The young man in the T-shirt frowned, feeling that something wasn’t quite right. “I’m Jiang Ziya. I’m not sure how to explain this but… I know that I’m from the Illusions, Lies, Truth series that memo mentioned. But your stories exist in my world too.”

Grisia was stunned. Just how far does this go? Readers of readers…

Off to the side, Jiang Shuyu muttered, “Someone out there really seems to have something against anyone named ‘Jiang’ if we all ended up in the apocalypse.”

Both Elaro and Grisia quietly resolved not to tell this Jiang Shuyu fellow that this was considered the “Easy Novice World.”

Suddenly, Dark Sun lunged at one of the water mirrors. With a loud “CRACK”, he ripped the featureless head off a mechanical humanoid creature that had been emerging from that water mirror. As everyone turned to face the noise, each of them caught glimpses of other mechanical humanoids jerkily emerging from the other water mirrors still open.

Immediately following Dark Sun’s lead, Jiang Shuyu glided forward on a thin trail of ice and began smashing the robots with what looked like an icy staff. But moments later, he retreated in alarm. It was clear to everyone else present that something wasn’t quite right. Like a video put on lower resolution, Jiang Shuyu looked grainy for the few moments he was in close proximity to the robots. He called out, “They have some kind of ability that makes it more difficult to move when you’re near them!”

Seemingly unaffected, Dark Sun had already moved on to dismantling other robots. He emotionlessly said to Jiang Ziya and Charles, who were noticeably staying out of the fray, “Hit them fast and their ability shouldn’t affect you.”

Elaro called out while cleaving a robot, “We promised that Charles isn’t responsible for combat!”

While this was happening, Grisia hadn’t been standing around either. With a large blast of lightning, the majority of the robots were charred and melted. Suddenly the surroundings seemed to flicker into darkness for an instant.

It was at this moment that a notification came from Will: “The YuBot translator bots are required for the story to continue. Do not attack the YuBots.”

Uneasily, the group ceased attacking and several of the YuBots began work to close the water mirrors. But even more of them seemed drawn to the group, pressing closer and causing all but Elaro, Grisia, and Dark Sun to grow more and more out of focus…

Grisia yelled, “Elaro! Use the author’s room!”

With no hesitation, Elaro opened the system inventory and pulled out what looked like a small room to a dollhouse. It vanished and an ordinary-looking doorway appeared next to Elaro. Elaro dragged Jiang Ziya and Grisia into the room while Dark Sun, Jiang Shuyu, and Charles dashed inside.

For a moment, it was quiet but for the sound of everyone trying to catch their breath.

Then, “Will, what were those YuBots?”

Eclipse Hunter V3Afterword: Afterword and Character Introductions

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Afterword—translated by lucathia (proofread by Minthe, Arcedemius & Trespasserby)

If volume 3 were the final volume, I would probably get beaten up by everyone until Yu Wo becomes Mashed Pota-Wo.

That’s why this isn’t the final volume. This isn’t the final volume. This isn’t the final volume. This really isn’t the final volume!

There are still two volumes after this, so don’t get riled up and grab weapons to come after me!

In the first two books, even though Ah Ye was slightly rebellious, it was still within the cute boundaries of stubbornness (I think…). In this book, he is truly rebellious.

Really, Ah Ye isn’t the obedient type. He started to rebel so soon after leaving the lab. But you can also say that this is recoil from being confined too long. Ah Ye has experienced being imprisoned for too long. He has had enough of it. That kind of feeling!

So, in this book, he has begun to rebel. His fath… I mean, his brother Ri Xiang Yan has begun to experience that children are actually… Wrong again! He has begun to experience that Dìdi won’t always listen obediently. He has his own way of thinking and doing things.


Eclipse Hunter V3C10: Loss

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Chapter Ten: Loss—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

Ri Xiang Yan felt as though his heart was about to shatter. He shouted in grief, “Ah Ye, Ah Ye!”

He whirled around, eyes completely bloodshot and roared at Bai Lian Yue, “What did you do to Ah Ye? Didn’t you only want to see me suffer? You didn’t really kill him, did you?”


Bai Lian Yue was even more at a loss. He had originally thought that the explosion was Ri Xiang Yan’s work. However, as soon as Ri Xiang Yan realized the explosion had happened in the dome that his little brother was in, he passed out for several seconds in fear and then cried out for his little brother heartbrokenly. He can’t possibly be faking. He can’t!

“Ah Ye …”


Eclipse Hunter V3C9: Leisurely Days, Anxious Heart

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Chapter Nine: Leisurely Days, Anxious Heart—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by J Tao; C/E edited by lucathia)

Bai Lian Yue languidly reclined on a lounge chair. He was using the television remote in his hand to surf through channels.

“The global economy seems to be very stable. It looks like your legendary Secretary Kyle truly is highly capable. Even with our sudden disappearances, he has managed to stabilize the situation.”

Ri Xiang Yan sat in a relaxed pose in another chair, reclining against the chair’s back. There was even a small table nearby with a cup of his favorite black coffee. Aside from the chains shackling his legs, the whole scene appeared very normal, like two friends were in a living room drinking tea and gossiping while watching TV.

Ri Xiang Yan icily replied, “Of course. Do you think a secretary I chose would be subpar?”

“Mhm! Maybe it wouldn’t even matter if you never went back?”

Bai Lian Yue maliciously leered, “In any case, as long as Kyle is there, it doesn’t matter whether or not there’s a Sun Emperor!”

Ri Xiang Yan ignored his taunts. Instead, he simply picked up a book next to him and began thumbing through it.

Seeing that, the flirtatiously smiling Bai Lian Yue suddenly and violently grabbed his book, hurled it far away, then shouted, “You aren’t allowed to ignore me, Ah Yan! You know what the consequences are if you do!”

Ri Xiang Yan’s complexion immediately changed. Thinking of the consequences, he felt a pain in his heart. Ah Ye…