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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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C5: Ceremony of the Devil Part 2—Floor by Floor… Upwards?

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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 2—Floor by Floor… Upwards?—translated by lucathia (proofread by Taffygirl13 & Trespasserby)

Immortal Lady He: Was the stupid brat angry?

Liu Yishi looked at his cell phone quite helplessly. His wife was always so audacious. Their son had been called a stupid brat since he was a kid. He’ll turn rebellious like that! Fortunately, he always called him sweetheart or darling and used love to spoil their son so that he could grow up properly.

Detective Exorcist: He was only angry for a little while. See how nice he is to you?

Immortal Lady He: I bet he just doesn’t care where his dad and mom are.

Liu Yishi was so agitated that he almost coughed blood on the screen of his cell phone.

Detective Exorcist: Our son loooves us a ton!

Immortal Lady He: You obviously have that son complex thing.

Detective Exorcist: …

Immortal Lady He: Fine, I’m not going to squabble over this with you. You’re worried about that destiny thing Dad brought up? They were destined in the first place. They’re brothers!

Detective Exorcist: Brothers? Wifey, don’t tell me that you and Jiang Shang… Sob sob sob!

Immortal Lady He: Cut the tears. If you want to die, just say so! Don’t you remember when I said that they’d become sworn siblings if they were the same sex, and they’d get married if they were the opposite sex? Of course Jiang Ziya is our Ah Yang’s brother!

Detective Exorcist: But, dearest, our daughter-in-law has already married another.

Immortal Lady He: What?

Detective Exorcist: Jiang Ziya has a twin sister.

Immortal Lady He: … Damn, we were too slow.

Liu Yishi snickered. Dearest, you’re always so adorable!

Footsteps sounded. Liu Yishi lifted his head and saw Hu Lican and Fang Da walk out.

Detective Exorcist: It’s about time. I’m off to deal with the case.

Immortal Lady He: Okay, make sure to look for Jiang Shang. I remembered he was a strange guy. He shouldn’t have kicked the bucket so easily.

Liu Yishi pondered over it but still typed a final sentence.

Detective Exorcist: So it’s easy for Yang Jiayin to kick the bucket?

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C5: Ceremony of the Devil Part 1—Not Your Case

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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 1—Not Your Case—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

Liu Yishi calmly waited outside the abandoned campus, drawing the attention of the policemen coming and going. Fortunately, this situation did not continue for long before the person he was waiting for arrived.

“You are Lu Yang’s father?”

Before Liu Yishi could give a greeting, he heard a young policeman mutter, “How come it’s a westerner? I don’t know English!”

Liu Yishi smiled and used fluent and proper Mandarin to say, “Since my son is half, as the dad, I can only be a foreigner.”

Hu Lican immediately whacked his partner on the back, the force so great that Fang Da’s heart was nearly ejected from his ribcage.

Continued