The Legend of Sun Knight V2Prologue: The Sun Knight

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 2: The Daily Duties of a Knight

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Prologue: This is our Captain – translated by Raylight

Now, let us introduce you to the duties that the noble Sun Knight has to carry out every day.

His first duty is to attend various kinds of dull public events, such as the ceremony to celebrate the new king’s ascension to the throne.

His second duty is to act as an automatic waving machine. At public events such as the one mentioned above, knowing how to wave one’s hand for long periods of time and not disabling one’s wrist in the process is a deeply profound art.

The third duty that needs to be followed is the careful management of the undead creatures.

The fourth duty… Within a day, there are actually more than three of such tasks on the agenda, so everyone should understand how tough it is to be a Sun Knight by now, right?

My name is Adair. Just yesterday, I was still an ordinary holy knight. However, from today onwards, that won’t be so anymore. From today onwards, I am a member of the Sun Knight Platoon that takes orders directly from the Sun Knight!

Well, my direct superior isn’t the official Sun Knight yet, since he is the same age as me. Right now, he’s only eighteen, and historically, only when appointed future Sun Knights turn twenty will they officially take over the duties of a Sun Knight.

“Adair, Adair! He’s here!”

A holy knight who had similarly been chosen to be part of the Sun Knight Platoon rushed in from the outside. His face was filled with excitement and he seemed flustered. Although we had been taught from a young age that a holy knight should remain calm and cool-headed, but the person that we were about to meet was, after all, the future Sun Knight!

How were we supposed to stay calm when the person we were going to meet held the position of the leader of the Church of the God of Light, who commanded all Twelve Holy Knights and was also the captain from whom we would be receiving direct orders?

Although we couldn’t seem to calm down our inner hearts at all, we didn’t dare act impolitely in front of the Sun Knight. Within a few seconds, twenty-five holy knights from the Sun Knight Platoon assembled into neat, uniform ranks. Everyone anxiously and excitedly awaited the arrival of the Sun Knight.

The one who walked in first was the current Sun Knight. I had seen him a few times at several of the church’ various ceremonies and worship sessions, and every time I saw this Sun Knight, I couldn’t help but to praise and admire his elegant demeanor once again. The reasons for my wanting to become a member of the Sun Knight Platoon had largely to do with my admiration of this person. It was just too bad that I was born too late, and was hence unable to join this Sun Knight’s Sun Knight Platoon.

This time, the Sun Knight didn’t speak much. He carried a casual smile as he walked in, and then immediately stepped to the side. At this moment, I finally saw that there was someone behind him.

Was it him?

I held my eyes wide open, not daring to even blink. There he was, standing in the sunlight. Although the position of the sun behind him made his appearance not clearly visible, the sunlight shining on his golden hair made that head of hair shine even more than pure gold.

This golden hair! It’s so beautiful, as if it belonged to the God of Light himself, as was told in the legends. In my heart, I couldn’t help but become very excited. Perhaps, the Sun Knight that I am to serve in the future will be even more perfect than the one that I currently admire?

At this moment, he walked a few steps forward, and revealed his face and figure. He had hair that shone like pure gold, eyes that are deep blue like the ocean, skin as white as snow, a smile as radiant as the sun itself, and a demeanor that was as elegant as a prince’s… My god! Why do I seem to be a common citizen describing the Sun Knight of the legends?

It might be a bit strange for me to say it like this, for this was the future Sun Knight after all. It’s just… it’s just that he seemed to be too similar to the ‘Sun Knight of Legend’. Even the current Sun Knight differed from the legends a little, but this person before my eyes was exactly the same as the knight in the original legend.

The future Sun Knight carried a smile and looked at each of us one by one with his deep, blue eyes. Finally, he let out a sigh of gratitude, and with a smile, said to us, “Ah, it must be the benevolence of the God of Light that brought my fellow brothers to Grisia. May our bonds of brotherhood be knit evermore tightly as we come to support each other more and more. Let us join hands and unite in bringing forth an even brighter future for the people of the God of Light.”

Hearing that, I was so excited that I couldn’t contain myself. I couldn’t help but look to the left and right; all of the Sun Knight Platoon members were just as excited as me. We couldn’t help but raise our chins up high and stick out our chests, as we proudly shouted in our hearts:

“This is the Sun Knight that we are going to serve.”

25 Responses

  1. the ending is a lot less funny and wtf than the april fools one T_T

  2. Whhhhhat? It’s exactly the same as the April Fool’s version except that one dialog sentence. Why did it take eleven days ;_;

    Not that I’m ungrateful or anything.

    • eilinel

      We wanted to release both chapters together. So it’s the HP chapter that actually took 11 days.

    • Someguy#6753

      @Shark
      Actually, they also changed it from “the appointed future Sun Kinights” to “appionted future Sun Knights”.

  3. imeeji shiro!

    Last line indeed. The punchline has little impact, somehow…?

  4. This chapter was like taking in a lot of air, and instead of using it to blow down a house, or to shout something loudly, letting it out and saying “that is all.”

    • amgine

      @Aki
      You can always just pretend that the April Fools edition was the canonical one. =P

  5. crimsonknight

    you left that last sentence sad, the first april´s joke was so overpower.

  6. dollyfishe

    *speechless*

  7. darkgloomie

    fr srs, I was expecting something longer. The April Fool’s really killed this chapter xD oh well, nice work anyway (FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAYFUNFUNFUN)

  8. They must be happy for not knowing Sun Knight real face

  9. beautyflyer

    yep the april’s fool totally overshadowed it, but even so it was nice =), but…when’s the next chapter coming?, no pressure just curious(i can patiently wait as anybody else 4 ur’ well done job (^v^)

    • amgine

      @beautyflyer
      We always plan to release the next chapter during the first week of the month. March was an exception due to staff unavailability. In the future, if there are any delays, they will be announced on our twitter stream (@princerevolutio)

  10. I really love this series.
    And i wonder did Sun’s teacher also got a “staining” from his teacher?
    Anyway, thanks for the translation!
    I’m waiting for the next series > u <

    • immasweetslovinggirl

      @Alice
      You can’t help but wonder where the generations of sun knights went wrong was it always that twisted from the very begining or did the line get messed up somewhere in between? i Would luv to find the answer to this question

  11. Really good!! Oh, I just loved it. I’m looking forward to the next volume. So sad that Yu Wo’s works aren’t translated in japanese… I can’t read chinese… >.< I guess I'll have to wait. Thanks for the hard work ^_^

  12. Krystal

    …what April Fool’s version is everyone talking about? I want to know… Anyway…I believe that this was the most ironic book ever! At least, I thought s when I first read it. The next few books…let’s say that you get used to the two-faced aspect. :) Anyway, this chapter is just screaming ‘wait ’till you find out how he really is!’… Yup, one of my more favourite books in the series:)

  13. Noticed an extra space here: “…our inner hearts at all, we didn’t…”
    …maybe “our inner hearts at all, we didn’t” instead?

    -Chaos Z.

  14. I wonder if Adair was disappointed to find out how Sun truly was, since his initial impression was “Perhaps, the Sun Knight that I am to serve in the future will be even more perfect than the one that I currently admire?” xD

  15. I thought the Sun Knight’s eyes were supposed to be sky blue, then why does Adair mention ocean blue eyes?

    • [PR]raylight

      @iris
      Technically, the Sun Knight is supposed to have blue eyes. It doesn’t really matter what kind of blue they are. And I think he means ocean blue as in the really vivid bright blue kind, not the greenish-blue kind.

  16. Aint some of them gonna get kicked off a cliff?

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