The Legend of Sun Knight V1Prologue: About Religions

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 1: An Introduction to Knight Theory

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Prologue: About Religions – translated by Erialis

This is a continent filled with religions.

On this continent, “god” is not a flimsy, dubious entity or a name that one uses only when yelling for help. Gods are real, and a number of them exist.

Some gods are extremely weak. Of course, when we say “weak”, we mean by the standards of the gods. Other gods are exceedingly strong. As the strength of a god is largely derived from the piety of the god’s believers, the number of believers is often the crucial factor determining how strong or how weak a god is.

As such, the gods often resemble gangsters fighting over territory as they desperately attempt to extend the influence of their own religions.

However, if in order to extend their religions’ influence, the gods were to carelessly use their powers on the continent and end up conflicting with other gods, it wouldn’t be too long before the entire continent disappeared from existence entirely.

In order to avoid such a situation, the mightiest gods among them all established “the Contract of the Gods”. All of the gods were thus forbidden from directly using their divine powers on the continent itself. Their only option was to invest their powers in some of their followers, who would then wield that power in their stead.

In this way, the multitude of religions began to flourish.

One of the best-known faiths of all is that of the God of Light’s, under the jurisdiction of the Church of the God of Light. Although the Church of the God of Light is no longer as renowned and influential as it used to be due to the growing influence of the God of War and the Shadow God, it is still as they say: a dead camel is still bigger than a horse. As such, even though it is no longer as widespread as before, and though the number of believers diminishes with each passing year, ten out of ten people will still name the religion of Light when asked for the most ancient and traditional faith of all.

Everyone knows that the best-known aspect of the religion of Light is the Twelve Holy Knights, with the positions passed down through the generations.

The most famous of them all, which everyone knows – whether you are a follower of the God of Light or a three-year-old child – is the one they call the man closest to perfection itself, the Sun Knight.

The Sun Knight is the leader of the Twelve Holy Knights, the spokesperson for the God of Light, and he always wears a gentle smile as incandescent as the sun. He has a compassionate heart, believes that all humans are inherently kind, and he will never give up on any human soul.

More than any other Sun Knight, the thirty-eighth generation Sun Knight is widely held to have been the very epitome of perfection. It has even been said that he was the incarnation of the God of Light himself and his exploits require five long epics to be fully narrated.

He dispatched the darkness’ Death Knight back into the abyss and defeated the malevolent Undying Lich. Not to forget that he also slew a dragon, rescued a princess, and destroyed the Great Demon King…

That’s right! This book is about the thirty-eighth generation Sun Knight.

From here on, let us witness his noble exploits together. It all began from the first conversation between the young thirty-eighth generation Sun Knight and his great teacher, the thirty-seventh generation Sun Knight…


“Child, from this day forth you are the successor to the position of Sun Knight. So long as you stand firm in the face of tribulation, grow in courage with each trial you encounter, and defend your knight’s honor no matter what difficulty or temptation you face, you will receive from my hands the title of Sun Knight the day you come of age.”

“Teacher, may I recant my decision?”

“No!”

“Why?”

“Because I forgot to choose a back-up Sun Knight.”

“…”

[The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 1 Prologue End]

36 Responses

  1. Oh my! This seems incredibly interesting! Very nice choice for a new project! Thank you so much for picking this up, and great job with all these chapters, they’re very good, and I’m so glad its lively here again!

  2. lol backup

  3. thank you for this project! it seems to be pretty interesting! =DD

  4. hariseldon

    he he he! no back-up huh?

  5. Gotta love it when the epitome of perfection forgets the backup

  6. remind me to keep a backup on anything lol

  7. I like it!

  8. xkuroixkitx

    omg thank you guys soso much for picking up this story

    my friend started reading it to me in chinese (i can’t read by myself cuz my chinese sux) but we never finished itt

    thx soso much!!

  9. That was great! So funny! I can already tell I’m going to love this series. I can’t wait to meet the other knights. Thank you!
    I especially want to thank Yu Wo for writing these stories! I hope they will be liscenced in the USA. I have been telling the manga buyers
    at the bookstore I manage about 1/2 Prince. I will tell them about this series as well.

  10. lool, sry, but i’m laughing my ass off at that pun. It’s just a great amount of humor. Well… if he is the epitome of perfection, then he must have considered, that a back-up is not needed ;) who would think of a back-up, if he never failed before? :D

  11. lol! I loved that last part. Thank you so much for picking up Legend of Sun Knight. I hope you guys get permission to keep translating it! ^^

    • Yu Wo had gave us her permission to translate it as long as we don’t commercialize it =).

  12. haha, looks like it will be a good one too! Thank you for translating it!

  13. LSK is one of the best of YU WO stories as like price ^^
    previously, there r 5 books of it traslated in Thai

  14. kumkurdu

    hehe, nice :) no back-up. by far the best choice of words to trick someone to do something.. no back-up plan :)))

  15. anonymous

    I snorted at the “back-up sun knight” part…

    xD

    no back-up Sun Knight?!?!

    That the students would have been like (O.o)

    hahahaha! the heck~ I’ll be reading it~
    Thanks for translating~

  16. “Child, from this day forth you are the successor to the position of Sun Knight. So long as you stand firm in the face of tribulation, grow in courage with each trial you encounter, and defend your knight’s honor no matter what difficulty or temptation you face, you will receive from my hands the title of Sun Knight the day you come of age.”

    “Teacher, may I recant my decision?”

    “No!”

    “Why?”

    “Because I forgot to choose a back-up Sun Knight.”

    “…”

    this made me almost cry

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  18. ProGoddess

    Oh this novel seems interesting. I have just googled to check who Yu Wo is. Didnt know she’s so young and yet so talented in her writing. This is my second novel of hers. I hope to see more of her books.

    Oh and thanks for the translation work. Well done!

    Cheers! :)

  19. is the seventh volume the last one? cause if it is it would be so terrible!!! TT^TT

    • Shadow Rebirth

      There is at least an eighth volume, but after that we’ll have to wait and see what Yu Wo releases =]

  20. Dragonssing2emokid

    may i just say… she is fantastic! really like the mystical set up… then the cut down…

  21. so the gods are gangsters huh……..but wait who’s the great demon king? so sun did defeat her huh.

  22. Smileyes

    LOL @ the description of the Sun Knight. No doubt it’s sylvie.

  23. almostNEET

    ha! forgot to choose a backup, now that’s funny.

  24. He dispatched the darkness’ Death Knight back into the abyss and defeated the malevolent Undying Lich. Not to forget that he also slew a dragon, rescued a princess, and destroyed the Great Demon King…
    Well I’m rereading this, but i won’t spoil. Just saying that whoever said that is kinda misinformed.

  25. LunaGem4

    omg its been 5 yrs thats great <3 :) PERSEVERANCE GO PR! although i kinda wish he became the pope he would have been the best pope EVER XD

    • shion11

      lol. True enough. Though it would be interesting too if he become the judgement knight since the 37th judgement knight (lesus’s) teacher was said to be good with anything other than the sword coupled up with how black hearted grissia is.

  26. Rai S. Loki

    Thank you very much for all your efforts and hard work! This is one of my most favorite light novels, and one of the few I reread. Once more, thank you very much ?

  27. I still love this light novel. This is probably my 10th read now!

  28. Shion11

    This novel is really my favorite, enough to make my phone password be derived from this book. Probably my fourth or fifth time rereading this now >_<

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