Illusions, Lies, Truth V4C1: In the Name of God, Part 1—Resurrection

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 4: In the Name of God, Part Two

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


Chapter 1: In the Name of God, Part 1—Resurrection—translated by lucathia (proofread by Taffygirl13 & Trespasserby)

Lu Yang ran with all his might toward the abandoned campus. People’s lives were in danger. His running was nearly fast enough to break the world record.

Soon, he reached the abandoned campus. He glanced toward his destination; there was only a single floor lit brightly in the dark building. Lu Yang counted as he ran. It was the eighth floor.

He rushed into the building. With each stride, Lu Yang was able to leap half a floor up, making it look like he was practically flying. He rushed straight to the staircase that connected the seventh floor to the eighth. A pool of black water blocked his path where the staircase turned.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V4Prologue: Prologue

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part Two

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


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

Liu Yishi turned, wanting to rush downstairs to the school campus to save his son. Although there was nothing he could do about a fire, what father could leisurely eliminate demons over here when he clearly knew that his son was in danger?

However, the stairs were gone. The stairway had turned into a pool of water at some unknown point. Huge bubbles had formed in the deep and dark water, which appeared extremely thick, unlike normal, clear water.

“What’s going on?”

Hu Lican was rather calm. This was not the first time he had experienced something like getting trapped. The most recent occurrence was precisely that time when he and Lu Yang had been trapped together on the eighth floor of this place. Back then, there had even been an immobile corpse standing there! Although, they had later determined that it had actually been Jiang Ziya.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth SS3: Inheriting Jiu Ge

Illusions, Side Stories

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


“Inheriting Jiu Ge”—translated by Minna (proofread by Trespasserby & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

 

Canst thou be so willing to cast off ties and emotions to inherit the title of Dong Huang, the God of the Eastern Sky?

The tradition of Jiu Ge is passed down through nine broken lives.

This bond between the blade and its master, is it the person who seeks the sword or the sword that chases the person?

Two stories that should not exist,

Wouldst thou rather believe that they are illusions born from suffering, or actual events that have happened?

 

Since he was young, he would dream of that dynasty that shouldn’t have been, every night; the dazzling sight of the royal palace, the nymphs dancing in the sky, the soldiers, wearing golden and copper armor, guarding the huge city gate. Everything looked magnificent and dazzling. The real world looked dull in contrast.

After entering through the city gate, jade-green grass stretched wide and far, with small white down floating amidst a faint, almost imperceptible mist.

Nymphs clothed in feathers roamed about, picking flowers and fruits. Many people would look toward him and bow slightly, as if they were paying him respect. He would be startled each and every time.

He would roam everywhere. With each dream, he would arrive at a different place and see people of all sorts; sometimes they would be nymphs, while at other times they would be soldiers.

But the last scene of his dream would always be the same. Someone dressed in black who was leading the others would stand in front of him and ask him a question with a sorrowful expression.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3Epilogue: Character Introductions

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Epilogue: Character Introductions—translated by lucathia (proofread by Taffygirl13, Minthe & Trespasserby)

Afterword

From this volume onward, Illusions, Lies, Truth is finally taking on its original setup: the supernatural genre (are you sure this is really a supernatural story?). Well… at least there’s a supernatural studies society!

I really want to ask, are there any cases of authors out there writing horror stories who get scared to death by themselves?

When I was writing the chapter about the school wonders, it was mostly in the middle of the night. As a result, whenever I went to use the bathroom, I couldn’t help but turn my head to glance at the dark corridors and the living room, or I would lift my head to look at the small window high up in the bathroom. Each and every time, I would nervously realize that there wasn’t anything there at all!

Late at night, when I told a friend online that I was writing a ghost story and getting super scared, the friend hit me while I was down, immediately describing supernatural things he had experienced before—you’ll always have some friends like that in your life. Never tell them that you’re super scared of a ghostie, or that you’re currently on a diet because you’ll immediately receive a mountain of scary photos, plus links to food blogs and a bunch of invitations to go out to eat!

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C5: Ceremony of the Devil Part 3—Fallen

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 5: Ceremony of the Devil, Part 3—Fallen—translated by lucathia (proofread by Taffygirl13, Minthe, & Trespasserby)

Jian Zhi—

The angel’s lower half had already turned into a lump of mud, and its upper body was slowly sinking into the mud. The angel struggled to use both hands to grab onto the tragic Jian Zhi but was unable to touch anything, screams resounding endlessly.

Lu Yang had Slay hover horizontally before him, but he hesitated a bit about what to do. He felt that this guardian spirit was about to wink out of existence even without his interference. This wasn’t strange; there were plenty of cases where a guardian spirit would vanish along with the target that they guarded when the target passed away. It was just that this situation was particularly devastating.

Under the assault of the shrieking, Jiang Ziya asked with difficulty, “Lu Yang, c-can you stop the angel?”

“What do you mean by stop?” Lu Yang asked in confusion, “The angel isn’t attacking at all and will probably disappear once completely submerged.”

“Can you help the angel transcend?” Jiang Ziya really couldn’t bear to watch the angel get torn apart by Slay.

“You want me to help an angel transcend?” Lu Yang nearly choked. “Don’t you feel that these are two different religious notions? Besides, the angel is about to sink. I won’t make it in time no matter what I do!”

Jiang Ziya braced himself and said, “Would you make it in time to slay the angel? As long as you can make it so that the angel won’t continue to scream like this.”

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