The Legend of Sun Knight V6C9: “The Wrong Choice”

The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 6: The Undying Lich, Part Two

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


The Ninth Week of Annihilating an Undying Lich: “The Wrong Choice” – translated by bleachpanda

Ha!

I smiled, even though the lightning caused my smile to become a bit twitchy. Not only did I gather dark element to obscure her vision, I also gathered a large amount of water element, except I kept it all by my side.

Charlotte may be a lot more powerful than me in using dark magic, but she definitely didn’t learn magic haphazardly and constantly misused it at every opportunity like me!

The air around me was filled with water element. Now, I only needed a bit of electricity. By this time, even Charlotte wouldn’t be able to block the pervasive electricity with her Shrouds of Darkness! Although the spread of lightning wasn’t exactly strong, to priests, who only trained their magic and not their endurance, this amount of electricity would be enough to stun her for a few seconds.

As for me, I am a holy knight, who has the best endurance. This small amount of electricity is as comfortable as a massage!

I flew to Charlotte’s side. The Shrouds of Darkness that she always had surrounding her were still there. However, due to the dispersion of dark element from her body, the Shrouds of Darkness were much weaker than before. I only needed to strike one with an ice bolt and the shroud was destroyed.

When the Shrouds of Darkness shattered, Charlotte’s eyes snapped open with shock. Although I immediately went for her with the dagger in my hands, she was able to dodge my attack in time. Because of this, the dagger was only able to scratch the tip of her neck. Without delay, she flung out an enormous amount of dark element, causing me to be pushed back several meters by the explosion, sustaining even more injuries than Charlotte.

In disbelief, Charlotte asked, “Water element, lightning, and a dagger? You…You actually abandoned using the Demon King’s most powerful dark element and chose to use these petty tricks? What are you thinking?”

The cut on her neck had already stopped bleeding. The wound I made sure was shallow. But it didn’t matter. I didn’t exchange my blood with Dragon’s Saint Brigandine for a mere dagger.

“Huh?” Her body suddenly swayed. She stared at me with a terrified expression, shouting, “What did you do?”

It seemed that whenever Charlotte yelled, attacks followed. However, her attacks right then were not aimed properly. Thus, I could dodge them all with little effort.

Luckily I didn’t guess wrong. Dragon’s Saint Brigandine really is a wonderfully equipped assassin’s garment that is able to provide anything I want. Not only does it have daggers, it also has poison! In addition, there are twenty poisons to choose from. Of course, I chose the poison that, even if it were unable to kill her in one shot, would still be able to paralyze her instantly. Otherwise, the first person to fall into the depths of hell might be me!

I summoned more water element and then proceeded to continuously cast layer upon layer of ice shackles to restrain Charlotte. Not only did she not resist, she nearly fell. Luckily, the ice shackles were there to support her; otherwise she definitely would have broken many bones from the fall. Although, regardless of whether she broke bones or not, the aftermath still would have been the same.

This poison sure is powerful. No wonder the Dragon’s Saint Brigandine said that the price was 500cc of blood.

By this time, Charlotte looked as if all the energy in her body had drained out. Her entire body was limp against the ice shackles that held her. Her eyes were beginning to cloud over as tears built up in the corners of her eyes. She murmured, “S-Sun Knight….”

“…”

I stopped intentionally lowering my tone of voice, and said, “Charlotte, it is me.”

She was dumbstruck. I flew before her, took off my mask, and pushed my loose and messy hair behind my ears to allow her to see my face clearly.

“Sun Knight… So that’s how it is.” Unexpectedly, she wasn’t furious, nor did she blame me for deceiving her. Instead, she said longingly, “You really came this time.”

This time?

“Have… have you really forgotten me, or are you just pretending?”

“I really don’t remember.” I shook my head. No matter how much I tried to recall, I didn’t have the faintest impression.

“How can that be…? When I was little, I would unconsciously gather dark element, which led to me often being called a cursed girl. That day, I was being bullied again by other kids and you happened to pass by and stepped in to save me. However, your swordsmanship really sucked, haha! We ended up getting beaten up together instead.”

Huh? That really does sound a lot like me.

“But when the kids left, you immediately healed our injuries. We played together for the whole day, and you even gave me a lollipop at the end. You told me that you would become the Sun Knight in the future and when that happened, you’d take me as your wife and see if anyone still dared to call me a cursed girl.”

I blurted out, “That is impossible. You must have the wrong person. If something like that happened, I definitely wouldn’t forget it.”

However, it didn’t seem like she heard me. She kept mumbling to herself, “You said that you had to follow your teacher that night to find your big sister, and that you would look for me again the next day. But no matter how long I waited, you never came.”

I was stunned. It was that same day? I remember my teacher saying that after I fainted, I woke up not remembering anything. Could it be that I had even forgot about meeting Charlotte?

Cough, Cough…

Charlotte suddenly started coughing incessantly and kept coughing out blood. She gasped twice, and murmured, “Po-Pocket, lollipop…”

I reached into the pocket on her robe. The blueberry lollipop inside had already shattered into small pieces. I picked the largest piece, and then put it in Charlotte’s mouth. At the same time, I cast healing magic on her. Although holy magic for detoxification existed, I wasn’t able to cast it in my present state.

She smiled, “So sweet! Sun Knight, the question you asked me before… If I really chose to have a relationship with you, would you have fallen in love with me?”

I was stupefied for a moment. Then, I honestly replied, “Maybe I would. I once thought you were really cute.”

“Ha! Luckily I didn’t do that. How can the Sun Knight possibly fall in love with the Demon King? If you fell in love with me, you would definitely be in a lot of pain, right? That’s why I had to capture you and imprison you in a castle. Then, I would have twelve kids with you, and we would name them after the Twelve Holy Knights. You would probably be very angry, and argue with me every day… Ha!”

She chuckled. Her smiling face was really cute. Then, she never spoke again after that.

I gently touched her face for the first and last time. I quietly said, “It’s unfortunate that you made the wrong choice. Even if I were to fall in love with the Demon King, I would have been able to devise a plan to solve everything.”

Suddenly, something floated out of the center of Charlotte’s forehead. I couldn’t really say what it was exactly. If I had to describe it, I would say it was similar to a gem fragment. Then, that gem fragment suddenly rushed towards me. Although I moved my head to the side in time, the fragment still turned and flew into my forehead.

I hurriedly reached up to rub my forehead but wasn’t able to feel anything. Even when I used my sensing ability, there was only my brain inside my head. There was nothing else.

Could that have been a fragment of the vessel?

“Charlotte!”

Stephen rushed over and immediately froze when he saw Charlotte. He looked at her blankly for a while, then extended his hand and unexpectedly, used Hell’s Fire to burn her corpse.

I froze for a moment, but didn’t stop him. The two of us silently watched her corpse burn to ashes.

Stephen turned his head to look at me, saying, “The Sun Knight. Ha! It’s truly a great disguise. Although my plan wasn’t bad either, it’s too bad I was a step too late. Charlotte had already seen you and even wanted you no matter what. The only thing in her head was to go back to Leaf Bud City to find the Sun Knight as soon as possible!”

“But I really don’t remember her.” I tried my best to remember, but I just couldn’t remember anything related to Charlotte.

Stephen furrowed his eyebrows, asking, “Did your lich seal your memory?”

“No.”

“Is it Pink or Scarlet? How could she not be by your side when the demon king candidates are battling it out?”

“It’s Scarlet. I sealed her.”

“I’ll overlook that you killed the girl who loved you, but you didn’t even let your lich get away. You really are suitable to be the Demon King!” After he finished his sarcastic remarks, he sighed and muttered, “I knew from the very beginning that Charlotte wasn’t suitable and had no desire to be the Demon King, but how could I possibly just watch her get killed by the other candidates? Did you know? If you were to become the Demon King, I would have to listen to your orders. I would have to follow you, the one who killed my precious child! I curse you to die by the other candidate’s hands, you despicable bastard!”

With his reminder, I suddenly remembered something important. I asked, “Is there any way not to kill the other candidate, but still allow the Demon King to be born?”

Stephen blanked out for a moment, then burst into laughter as he said, “Yes, of course there is! But are you willing to let go of power that belittles everything? Or did you want Charlotte, who loved you, to sacrifice her power? Let me tell you, she would not have given it up. Only power could ensure that you would stay by her side forever.”

I know, that’s why I definitely couldn’t let her acquire this power. I don’t have the slightest wish to be imprisoned in a castle forever either.

“Everyone wants to control others, but no one wants to be controlled. Therefore, there is no one who could possibly refuse the powers of the Demon King! Once you become the Demon King, your power won’t only be three times stronger. You would be stronger than what you are now by tenfold! By that time, nothing and nobody would be able to prevent you from doing whatever you want to do. Even if you were to face the armies of a country, you still wouldn’t lose! You could control everything!

“How is it? It sounds better than what you thought, right?” Stephen asked, smiling widely. “Even if you were to have found out about this method beforehand, would you really be willing to give this power up?”

I was silent for a moment, and then said, “I don’t want to control everything. I only want to protect the people who are important to me.”

“There are many people who are important to you, right?” Stephen said softly. “Then your reason for becoming the Demon King is a lot more sufficient than Charlotte’s. The people Charlotte wanted to protect were only you and herself, and yet even with the powers of a demon king candidate, she still couldn’t do it. But you, how many people do you want to protect?”

A lot… I clenched my fists, thinking about Leaf, Judgment, Teacher losing his hand, and even His Majesty the king. Even though I have the powers of a demon king candidate, they were still hurt or had even died!

“Kill me.”

I was shocked. I looked at Stephen uncomprehendingly.

“I will return with a woman’s corpse.” Stephen smiled faintly and said, “My real name is Corpse Phen. Corpse meaning dead body, and Phen as in phenethyl alcohol which is used in perfumes. The dark knight Stephen only belongs to Charlotte. He is not yours, nor the other candidate’s subordinate.”1

Corpse Phen? Why are all the names of these liches so weird? I said, “Okay, but you have to tell me something. Is there a special meaning behind your names?”

Corpse Phen nodded without a care and said, “With Corpse Claret, the first corpse he possessed died from excessive blood loss. His body was dyed scarlet from top to bottom with blood.2 As for Pink Corpse, he used a body that was killed by inhaling poisonous gas. Thus, it had pink skin.3 The body I possessed was a rich lady that died from being poisoned. Even when she was dead, her body still retained a large amount of perfume.”

So they are all ‘Corpses’ huh? I nodded and waved my hand, turning Corpse Phen into a torch of Hell’s Fire. But right after, I suddenly thought of another question. Quickly, I asked, “Do you all especially like to use the corpses of little girls? Why is that?”

“Don’t you know?” The burning Corpse Phen said while smiling, “The Shadow God most frequently uses the image of a little girl…”

His words broke in the middle as his entire body suddenly crumbled into ashes.

Oh! So it’s because the Shadow God likes to pretend to be a little girl? I thought the Shadow God was supposed to wear a black robe and look extremely sinister.

Within the ashes, a small orb of dark element slowly rose up. I reached out my hand to grab the orb of dark element.

“Scarlet is inside my necklace.” Holding onto the lich’s soul, I explained to him, “After finding out the truth, I feel that I have wronged her a bit. Therefore, I don’t want to leave her inside the necklace by herself. I might as well just send you in to be with her.”

The soul struggled desperately but was unable to tear itself away from my hand.

I seem to have become stronger than before. Is it because of that fragment from Charlotte that shot into my head?

I tried gathering dark element. It really has become much easier than before.

My sensing ability seemed to have become stronger too. Even though I was under such a thick and dense covering of dark element, I was still able to clearly see everyone’s positions and even the small and subtle changes in their expressions. They were holding up their weapons and looking very surprised because the death knights in the square had all collapsed to the ground.

Charlotte and Stephen had been vanquished, so the death knights shouldn’t stand up ever again.

This feeling is fantastic!

I happily flew towards everyone. Everyone raised their heads to look towards the sky, but obviously they weren’t able to see anything as the dark element that I had gathered hadn’t been dispelled yet! I didn’t plan to dispel it anytime soon either, as there was still a whole bunch of people hiding at the side watching sneakily.

Heh! I’ll show them sooner or later, especially Awaitsun!

Everyone furrowed their eyebrows, looking at the sky. I flew to the area above them and dispelled part of the element to allow them to see me. Once they saw me, they stopped frowning.

The moment I descended, Judgment walked towards me, asking, “Solved?”

I nodded, asking, “Where is the Eternal Tranquility?”

Judgment went blank, then hurriedly took the necklace off his neck and handed it over to me. After I took Eternal Tranquility, he seemed to breathe a sigh of relief.

I forced Corpse Phen’s soul into the necklace. Although I didn’t know whether Corpse Phen and Corpse Claret got along or not, even if they weren’t on good terms, arguing would still be better than living in there alone.

I stretched out my hand to give the necklace back to Judgment, but he suddenly tensed before immediately relaxing again.

He took the necklace and, at the same time, pulled the Divine Sun Sword out. Smiling, he said, “I had forgotten. I was supposed to pass the Divine Sun Sword to you first, wait until you absorbed holy element and your hair turned gold, and only after that should you put the necklace back on. That was the correct procedure, right?”

I didn’t accept the divine sword. I merely shook my head, saying, “Judgment, I’ve thought things through. I will become the Demon King,”

Judgment was stunned. Then, he started bellowing, “Everyone, draw your weapons! Surround him! The target is Knight-Captain Sun!”

Everyone reflexively took out their weapons and moved into formation… Once they came to their senses and realized that the one they were surrounding was me, everyone froze. They lowered the weapons in their hands and awkwardly looked at Judgment and me.

“Everyone, listen to me!”

I calmly surveyed them, explaining, “Silent Eagle once told me that the birth of the Demon King could save the world. However, a terrifying Demon King could also decimate half of the entire world. If I hand over the position of the Demon King to the other person, and if he ignores the law and commits outrageous crimes, the Church of the God of Light would have to deploy troops to fend against him. When the time comes, we would be forced to fight him, and it’s highly likely that people will die!”

“Don’t put down your weapons!” Judgment warned. “Sun told me that even if he didn’t want to receive the Divine Sun Sword, I should still shove the divine sword into his hands!”

When they heard this, everyone gripped their weapons tighter and their expressions looked much more resolute.

“I was being too selfish then!” I shouted, “Think about it! If I become the Demon King, not only would I be able to save the world, you also wouldn’t have to be worried whether the Demon King would go to extremes… You guys can believe in me, right? I, as the Demon King, wouldn’t kill the innocent nor destroy the world. I would be the nicest Demon King! I can promise, all of you, Leaf Bud City, and everyone else would not be hurt!”

Everyone’s expressions wavered, and the strength they used to hold their weapons also weakened.

I looked at Judgment. I said resolutely, “Judgment… Lesus, I want to become the Demon King. I don’t want to put it like this, but being the Demon King gives me more freedom than being the Sun Knight. I feel extremely happy. In addition, if I were to do this, it would be a good thing for everyone, even for the whole world. Thus, there is no reason for me to keep refusing to be the Demon King.”

Judgment was still expressionless.

I sincerely begged, “Judgment… no, Lesus. As the Judgment Knight, you should know what is best. Therefore, let me become the Demon King.”

He remained silent for a moment, and then suddenly said, “I don’t care.”

Alarmed, I hurriedly asked, “What?”

Lesus suddenly showed an extremely furious expression. He shouted angrily, “I don’t care what reasons you have, what excuses you give, whether you are happy or unhappy, what you want to do or don’t want to do! I’m not staying in the position of the Judgment Knight because of happiness either. Since you’ve already chosen to be the Sun Knight, then no matter whether you are going through happiness or pain, you must carry out the responsibilities of the Sun Knight. You have to shoulder your responsibilities until you retire. You have to undertake them until you die!”

As I listened to him, I could only respond with silence. Seeing Lesus’ expression, there was no room for discussion.

“Lesus, you still owe me two demands.”

I really didn’t want to use this, but Lesus gave me no other choice. I could only say, “My second demand is… oomph!”

Lesus actually punched me? He punched me right in the face. My whole body fell to the floor. Before I could even react, someone grabbed my neck with a hand. The one who was holding me was Lesus, and he was raising the Divine Sun Sword with the tip actually pointed at me!

I was stunned. In disbelief, I shouted, “Lesus, what are you trying to do?”

Everyone also, in succession, started shouting as they ran over.

“Knight-Captain Judgment?”

“Stop! He is Sun!”

However, Lesus didn’t listen to anyone’s persuasion. He didn’t even care about our long time camaraderie and pierced the sword into my chest without hesitation.

“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH—————————”

I cried out in pain. But Lesus held the blade down mercilessly, refusing to let go. When I tried to release an attack on him, he even pushed the sword in further, making it so painful that I was unable to retaliate.

“Knight-Captain Judgment!”

“What are you doing? Quickly stop! Sun didn’t hurt us!”

“Hurry up and let go! Are you trying to kill Sun?”

Lesus suddenly roared over them, “Gather holy light!”

“What?” Everyone stood still.

“As the Judgment Knight, I order all of you to immediately gather holy light around the Sun Knight!”

It was so painful that I was unable to focus my sensing ability. Under the situation that I couldn’t see, I could only scream, “Let go of me… Ah!”

Lesus pushed the blade down further.

“Believe in me.” I could hear Lesus’ voice continuing, “And believe in our Knight-Captain Sun!”

The holy light exuding from the Divine Sun Sword was extremely hot, making the entire wound feel like it was burning. I was in so much pain that sweat started to pour from me, and it became impossible for me to sense what everyone was doing. However, I could begin to feel that there was holy light surrounding my body. The holy light was even flowing into me through my wound, causing the dark element to flow out.

The process was so painful that it felt as if my whole body was set on fire. I could only continuously beg for everyone to stop.

“Lesus, stop!”

“Blaze, help me! Leaf, it hurts…”

“Roland! Don’t listen to Lesus, I’m the head of the Holy Temple!”

“Ah…”

The dark element had completely dispersed from my body and my body was filled with holy light once more. I wonder, what color my hair is now? Is it black or white? It shouldn’t be golden, since I didn’t envelop my hair with holy light.

After the dark element was driven out, that burning feeling disappeared as well. Although the Divine Sun Sword was still pierced through my body, I didn’t feel that burning sensation anymore. This bit of pain was still within the boundaries of being bearable. No matter what you say, I am still a holy knight, which has the best endurance!

I lazily said, “Judgment, although it doesn’t hurt as much anymore, you should still pull the sword out. Otherwise, I won’t be able to heal my wound.”

Judgment lowered his head to look at me, and then pulled out Eternal Tranquility to tie around my neck. However, he still didn’t extract the Divine Sun Sword from my body. His expression seemed extremely wary, as his eyebrows were so furrowed he could probably squish a mosquito to death with them.

“I knew there would come a day when I would be bashed up by you and still have to say ‘I’m sorry, I was wrong.’” I paused, and then said. “I’m sorry, I was wrong. And thank you for not letting me go.”

Judgment was rather startled. It was only then that he pulled the sword out. It was so painful I nearly screamed. Couldn’t you have done it more gently?

However, the next moment I really did want to scream. Judgment, he, he threw away the sword and actually collapsed onto my shoulder with his head lowered… He… He isn’t crying, right?!

He didn’t make any sound at all. He only rested his forehead on my shoulder and used his black hair that hung down to cover his face. However, his hair couldn’t block my sensing ability. I could still see his expression… and the small amount of water element in the corners of his eyes.

He spoke so softly that I was the only one who could hear him. “Sun, I didn’t know if what I did was right or wrong. If you were to still insist on leaving after I pierced the sword through…”

I immediately interrupted, “You didn’t do anything wrong! Lesus Judgment is always right. For the past decade or so, when were you ever wrong?”

He smiled and said, “Doing one thing wrong allowed you to acquire three favors from me. Even up to this day, I have not returned them all. How could I possibly dare to do something wrong again?”

Judgment stood up. There was no more water element in the corners of his eyes. He returned to the usual cold and cool face of the Judgment Knight and reached out his hand to pull me up. But he was too rough, causing my wound to reopen. I bent over, curling up with the pain. I couldn’t even talk for what seemed like an eternity.

“Sun!” Leaf ran to my side and quickly casted healing magic on my wound.

Leaf’s healing magic wasn’t sufficient, but following him were a few others who cast healing magic as well. In the blink of an eye, my injuries were nearly fully healed.

The moment I straightened up, everyone started scolding me. Earth was the first to start yelling. “You went missing for over a month, so I thought you were dead already. I even dug a grave for you!”

“So you saw a beautiful girl and let down your guard?” Storm said coldly.

Stone sighed, “When your vice-captain heard that you were missing, he fainted on the spot. I don’t even remember how long it took to convince him before he was willing to take everyone and evacuate.”

“You left everything for us to do! You sure got to sleep well!”

“You have to read documents for a whole year as punishment!”

“You’re not allowed to eat sweets for three years!”

“Might as well just imprison him for sixteen years. Just imprison him until he retires!”

Seeing that it seemed like everyone still wanted to continue shouting at me, and the punishments were getting more and more out of hand, I quickly tried to divert everyone’s attention. I shouted, “Still saying all that? You guys saw how I was shouting so miserably, and you still didn’t save me!”

Everyone was stunned for a moment. Storm was the first to shrug his shoulders and say, “It’s because you didn’t relay your orders seriously, but Judgment was really serious!”

“I know, right! He wasn’t even serious when he called out the order, and he blames it on us?”

Ah, I almost forgot that everyone has this mysterious sense of judgment.

I turned to look at Roland, the only one that didn’t have that sense of judgment. Feeling resentful, I criticized him, “Roland, you actually didn’t help me this time!”

“Huh?” Roland jumped in fright. Then, he smiled as he said, “It’s because you didn’t give a serious order.”

What? Even Roland can tell when I’m seriously relaying an order and when I’m not now? How can they tell?

I immediately asked, “How exactly can you tell the difference?”

Stone shook his head, saying, “We can’t tell you. Otherwise, you would definitely pretend to be serious in the future.”

“Exactly!” Storm agreed loudly. “Everyone, vow to the God of Light that you will keep this secret until Sun retires!”

Everyone shouted in unison, “We vow to the God of Light!”

Footnotes

1 Stephen (Corpse Phen): Stephen (施分) reveals his real name to be 屍芬, both of which are pronounced as shī fēn. However, the meaning of his real name is corpse (屍) and fragrance (芬). His name comes from the fact that the original corpse he used was that of a poisoned rich lady who smelled of perfume.

2 Scarlet (Corpse Claret): Scarlet’s (紅詩) real name is revealed to be 紅屍, both of which are pronounced as hóng shī. The meaning of her name was thought to be red (紅) poem (詩) but actually stands for red (紅) corpse (屍) because the first corpse possessed by Corpse Claret died from excessive blood loss and was dyed scarlet from blood.

3 Pink (Pink Corpse): Pink’s (粉紅 fěn hóng) real name actually has an extra character, 粉紅屍 fěn hóng shī. 屍(shī) means corpse. Thus, her everyday name is simply formed by dropping the “Corpse” part of Pink Corpse. Pink’s original body had pink skin because the owner of the body died from inhaling poisonous gas.

124 Responses

  1. Yeah! Sun Won and again hopefully first comment

  2. cliff-hangers… cliff-hangers everywhere!

    this whole volume chapter through chapter was a cliff-hanger!

    but anyway thanks for the translations! enjoyed them very very much!

    • Eh? I don’t consider this chapter a cliffhanger. XD; Wait until the next chapter…

    • @[PR]lucathia
      ohmy… that’s ominous…

    • @[PR]lucathia
      NOOOOOO no more cliffhangers my heart can’t take it

    • Miau Miau Yeen

      @[PR]lucathia
      Omg… If I didn’t remember wrongly, the next cliffhanger is the worse! Really sad and horrifying cliffhanger! Sun… sun… *cries*

    • You remember correctly. :’D;; I’m trying to see if we can manage to get the epilogue and extra chapter up next month too, otherwise that cliffhanger is a killer. Though actually, the ending of this volume is pretty much a cliffhanger too. Let volume 6 be forever known as the volume of cliffhangers.

    • [PR]raylight

      @[PR]lucathia
      www Volume 6 IS the volume of cliffhangers. There’s nothing else to say. At least you guys will only have to wait a month for the next chapter instead of the poor readers who had to wait a year plus after that terrible cliffhanger XDD

      (I remember being all “What. What just happened. That can’t possibly be true-” And then proceeded to read the entire chapter again just to make sure I wasn’t reading it wrong www)

      If it would make you all happy, Volume 7 has less cliffhangers. XP

      (Anyone want to guess the cliffhanger-*bricked*)

    • I can’t imagine the torture those readers had to go through! Waiting between books… >___< Ending a book in a series on a cliffhanger is evil.

    • Miau Miau Yeen

      @[PR]lucathia
      I find that most of Yu Wo’s last few books always end with cliff hangers. ==”
      I want the last book of No Hero. Yu Wo write faster… TAT
      @[PR]raylight
      Thank god I read this when the whole series was already completed. @@
      Meh.. If it wasn’t for PR I most probably won’t start reading chinese LN(with some help from GT) and getting so hooked on them. Should I love you or hate you? ><
      At least mom was quite happy that I'm slowly improving my chinese like this. Previously she kept nagging me to read chinese newspapers. Who wants to read newspapers? *pouts*

    • [PR]raylight

      @[PR]lucathia

      I know right? I was practically jumping out of my seat waiting for volume 8 of sun knight. I don’t know how I could have handled waiting for volume 7…. (I picked up the series after volume 7 was released)

      @Miau Miau Yeen

      Not all of her books end in cliff hangers? But yeah, I guess her more serious stories do. And since her stories tend to progress towards the serious side at the end… (LSK, No Hero… etc) I guess, yeah. I’m waiting for the last book of No Hero too jafojasofj (I’m also waiting for LSK re-release vol 2, Human Doll Contract vol 2, Zhong Jiang vol 1, LSK 39 vol 2…. and Female warrior vol 1. So much things to wait for OTL) (I’m also waiting for vol 5 of LSK manhua ._.)

      :D I would prefer your love, but you’re welcome!~ If it helps, same happened to me. (Except that I became a translator and slave to Yu Wo’s works….)

      AAHHAHA same happened to me with my mom.(She kept bugging me to read chinese books before) Ironic that it happened right after I didn’t have to learn chinese anymore…..

    • Same, same, I only had to wait for volume 8. XD; (And now it’s playing the waiting game for the rest of LSK 39…) LSK re-release volume 2 is out (I hear there’s a picture of Adair)! Human Doll Contract volume 2 is also out!

    • Miau Miau Yeen

      @[PR]raylight
      I mean for the last few books. If I’m not mistaken, even 1/2 prince, GOD and Kill No More had cliffhangers for the last few books. *Don’t really remember cos I read these when the whole series are already completed. Thank God!* XD
      @[PR]lucathia
      Ahhhh! Don’t remind me about 39… I want to see more of the 39th Leaf and Storm… They are like so cute!!!
      Is there any difference from the rewrite of LSK? I won’t be able to buy and read the hard copies. I need soft copies else I won’t be able to use GT. @@
      I haven’t started on Doll Contract yet because I’m an anti-horror person. But after my friend said that it is alot less scarier than Ying Yu Yu An Bu Lu by Hu Xuan, which I’ve already read and scared myself silly in the process, I’m thinking of picking it up after finishing Wind with Voices (the 11 volumes of prequels are a pain to read).

    • No, there isn’t any difference in the story for the reprint of LSK, unlike the reprint of GOD where there will be differences in the story. There are some new character designs and pictures included though.

      Human Doll Contract wasn’t very scary. XD; I thought it would be… But it feels more mystical than scary, I thought. Kind of like xxxHolic! I’m curious about Wind with Voices!

    • [PR]raylight

      @[PR]lucathia
      It’s out but I think it’s only selling at events? I haven’t seen any purchase online stuff so far. (Or maybe I missed it)

      I’m not sure whether there’s a picture of Adair or not, but I know that there’s a pic of Storm and Sun at the parade www (With all their sparkling clothes and glory-)

    • I’ve just purchased them and should get them pretty soon! They’re available online now. I’m still waiting for the LSK manhua bundle. =x

      Well, I saw people commenting about Adair’s pic, so hopefully that means either he has a black and white pic, or he’s one of the character designs included at the front. XDDD

    • Miau Miau Yeen

      Oh. I’m fine with XXX Holic’s level of horror. :3

      I feel that Wind with Voices is full of tragedies. I cried badly at a few parts especially in Volume 4. TwT
      Currently still stuck at the 2nd prequel, Volume 7. After the 2nd prequel there is still 1 more prequel (3 volumes) before I can finally read the main story. *feels rather discouraged*
      I still prefer Key of Sunken Moon but I cant find a complete one online. Fan Tong is so hilarious. :x

    • That’s a lot of prequels… How long is the main story?

    • Miau Miau Yeen

      @[PR]lucathia
      I’m not really sure myself since I’m still stuck at Vol7. *sweat drop*
      Even the 11volumes of prequels were something that I’ve read in Japtem’s forum. XD

    • @[PR]lucathia
      Noooo! Don’t say that!!! With the title “wrong choice” I was so worried that it may be a cliffhander but luckily it’s not !!! So relieved, such a funny chapter! I don’t want the next one to end on a cliffhander, it’s bad for my heart

    • @Nocta
      speaking of the title, which choice is considered the “wrong choice”? frankly, I’m having a bad feeling about it….

    • @MNeilG
      Wasn’t the wrong choice Charlotte’s choice to capture him instead of having a normal relationship with him?

      I gently touched her face for the first and last time. I quietly said, “It’s unfortunate that you made the wrong choice. Even if I were to fall in love with the Demon King, I would have been able to devise a plan to solve everything.”

      Of course, it could also refer to Judgment’s choice at the end… Judgment didn’t know if he made the right choice or not, but Sun thought he did.

    • @Luxdei
      Wow, cliffhangers is bad for the weak heart like me. I feel you guys too. It’s like I’m suffering from very bad withdrawal symptoms. I think Yu WO cliffhanger stories just killed a few people. ;'(

    • @bites
      No worries. Even if most of her fans died of cliffhangers, we’d all come back as Death Knights. Then finally pass on after the series was completed.

  3. Damn, I love the way he beat her, but I’m really sad about it. He could have figured something out if they had gotten together normally. Well, I’ll console myself with the thought that pink or someone might revive her and she hangs around. Also how many people didn’t see the knights jumping the “demonking candidate” and shouting “He’s sun.”

  4. YAY! Go Judgement! That was absolutely awesome. You can see Sun bein corrupted bit by bit whenever he becomes dark haired Sun…should he become a demon king, I don’t think he’d be the nicest one. Someone warn Awaitsun!

  5. adair fainted!! oh adair! such devotion!

    and lesus and the other holy knights as well! Never let go of Sun! ever!

    THanks PR for the wonderful chapter

    on a side note, there’s still pink’s candidate. If sun has to use dark magic again, will the others still be able to use the same method to bring him back? Knowing sun, i dont think it will work again if that happens

    • @MNeilG
      I think the third candidate is Roland that’s the only reason I can explain that dream Sun had of Roland I don’t know why Roland would attack the holy knights unless pink brainwashed him or something though ….

    • @alliko
      I think he dreamed that because he’s so well aware Roland is a Death Lord, and the Demon King commanding undead creatures makes a lot of sense seeing how he’s of the dark element (and the guides are liches… that try to teach Grisia necromancy… and just look at Charlotte’s army of undead). Roland didn’t attack them by himself, but rather because Demon Grisia ordered him to, and Grisia still sees Roland as a special case that will listen to his orders…
      Also I doubt Roland is the last candidate. He doesn’t seem to prone to magic and all, but mostly… wouldn’t his Fragment leave his body if he died? If it’s not by the hands of another candidate I’m not sure what would happen, but if it was stuck in a dead body and no lich nor candidate found out and the body just got buried that’d be a problem, I believe…

  6. 2nd!!!! DONT ANY OF YOU TELL SUN!

  7. well that cleared many things about the leeches

  8. Now I’m curious. They reference his serious orders/non-serious orders quite a bit. XD So how DO they know he’s serious?

  9. Ooh. Dark Sun (no pun intended) seemed so reasonable. Good thing Judgment could give Stone a run for his money. Poor Lesus.
    Thx PR

  10. Thank You PR =D
    Awesome chapter!
    Even though I am happy Sun won, but I feel a bit sad for Charlotte…
    But wow, Judgment was awesome!
    I wonder what the Cathedral of the Shadow God would do now that they know Sun is a candidate.

    • @MPToki
      They know, Awaitsun knows. I just wonder why do they ?

      Awaitsun said that the Cathedral of Shadow God was ” lucky” to have found out this time. but at the same time, Awaitsun had Pink next to him when he met Sun. Feels like Pink told them but why would she know. She is actually helping Sun a lot, teaching Sun as a pupil, without being his lich. So, Pink Can’t know but seems to.

      Scarlet could have told the Cathedral of Shadow God, but why, as the liches never did for several centuries , they separated themselves from that church.

      Awaiting answers to many questions.

    • @Ayiana

      Think Pink knows, considering how much time they’ve spent together, and how much Pink knows about Sun, don’t think it’s impossible for her to have recognized him as a candidate. There’s nothing that says she needs to be completely biased against Sun either, it’d be like having your own candidate and snatching a 2nd away from one of the other liches. xD
      Considering how Pink was with Awaitsun for a while, I wouldn’t say she’s completely separate from the cathedral, she could’ve told them. Or Awaitsun noticed it during their fight, he should know what to look for… it was after all back then that he started being so polite to Sun, like Sun said, it really wasn’t just cause Sun won.

      Also! Thank you so much PR!

  11. This chapter is just absolutely amazing!! I love every single one of the Knights for not letting go of Grisia! They should never let go of him!! And Judge!! Oh Judge I love him so much, especially for this, it’s just absolutely amazing!!! Man, I wanted to cry too XD THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH PR!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER!

  12. Obviously the way to make serious commands is to prefix with sudo. Pity that he didn’t realize it.

  13. Lmbo, I want to know how it is that everyone can tell when Sun gives a ‘serious’ order or not. X’D Great chapter. ^__^

  14. 1 down candidate, next please ^^
    Thanks for the translation!

  15. Judge you are the best friend ever!!! You were so afraid to lose Grisia!! So touching TT_TT
    Thank you PR! Hope to see the next chapter as soon as possible cos I really love this story and all the characters here

  16. Oh Charlotte, why did you have to die :(

  17. I miss grisia’s long praising for the god of light :'(((

  18. first: thank you so much PR! for translating this!! The story progress more serious every chapter (Is this right?) I got goosebumps reading this!

    comment:
    1. S-sun really killed people!! (is Demon King candidate counted as one?) Oh, Sun~
    2. “Don’t you know?” The burning Corpse Phen said while smiling, “The Shadow God most frequently uses the image of a little girl…”
    what happened?! Don’t stop your sentence in the middle, of all things! This incomplete sentence should have been important.
    Now I really want to know what happened with Sun in the past. When Sun met Charlotte when he was little, was Charlotte also an orphaned? Is what Stephen said really true, about Scarlet sealed his memory. But she should not be able to do it because (If I was correct) she fought with Neo and Neo destroyed her body.
    4. Judgment was rather startled. It was only then that he pulled the sword out. It was so painful I nearly screamed. Couldn’t you have done it more gently?
    Judgement, why are you so cruel~ And Judgement cries-maybe for the first time after sooo many years.
    5. Did the earth knight really dig up grave for the Sun Knight? My question is: Where? In the outskirts? In the forest? Or in a cliff that can see beautiful scenery? wahahahaha!
    6. “You’re not allowed to eat sweets for three years!” Who? Who said this?! Don’t tell me that it was Ice??
    7. So when Sun pleaded them to stop counted as orders? How do they concluded that?

    and… what’s with the: Alt-hough, any-thing, bat-ling…

    Fiuhh…
    Once more, Thank you, PR!!!

    • I love your sixth comment. So you think it was Ice? I thought of Earth. Or is it possible for Ice to be that cruel? By the way, I don’t believe Earth dug a grave for Sun. He of all people should know his “best friend” is not dead yet. It’s just my opinion, anyway. And Adair……he was so sweet. To faint on the spot like that. It’s sucks to be him. For his captain to gone missing, blind, and missing yet again. Was Sun just trying to follow Neo’s footstep of gone missing and force others to search for him? Minus a little fact that every time Sun’s gone missing that means something bad was / will happen (he’s blinded, nearly let Ice and Blaze got killed but the worst is he’s not allowed to eat sweets for the whole three years.) @The Da

    • @Amiric
      <.< Actually, maybe Adair just fainted at the thought that his invincible captain actually got captured.

      I'm pretty curious about what happened during Sun's one month of being frozen. Why didn't the Twelve (Um. More like Eleven, actually.) Holy Knights go after Charlotte sooner? Did the evacuation take that long? And why didn't Charlotte try to flee the city sooner?

  19. /THERE IT IS THERE IS THE SCENE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR/
    I have seen/hoarded fanarts of the stabbing scene before and I’ve been waiting for it ever since *^* and it’s even greater than I imagined, hrrrrrrrrgh
    They all love Grisia so much, especially Lesus QAQ I always imagined him crying/struggling with tears when looking at those fanart but hE ACTUALLY DID my fangirl heart can’t take it, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I’m such a sucker for strong “chosen family” love (and this kind of love that can be interpreted as “being in love with” if you’re a shipper but is also obvious to be really strong even if you consider it as platonic as it canonically is)

    On a different note, if his encounter with Charlotte happened right before he and Neo went to visit Scarlet, that explains a lot.
    (Also, poor Adair, precious baby)

    • @Fhays
      OMG fanart!!!!!!! I haven’t seen any of this, and have a hard time finding LSK fanart… Where did you see it? Pretty please <3

    • @Nimue
      Ouh, where did I dig that up… I found most my stuff by googling for the chinese title and names, but I think I even found one of the fanarts of this scene on deviantART? I’m not even sure anymore :’D but the file name on my computer sounds a lot like something saved from dA and I remember reading an artist’s comment in english…

    • @Fhays
      I thought you had found the stabbing scene…I have seen 1-2 pics of Lesus holding an injured Grisia in Deviantart, so I guess you’re talking about this one :) Maybe I should draw it myself :p
      Thanks for the reply, though ^_^

  20. Thanks. Can’t wait for next chapter.

  21. “The Shadow God most frequently uses the image of a little girl…”
    :-O
    Well, when you think that the God of Light is a slime, then the Shadow God being a little girl is not that shocking… I suppose.

  22. Actually, now that I think about it. Why can’t he resurrect her? He does know resurrection, and even if it’s risky maybe it’s worth it to not have to kill her.

    • I believe Sun mentioned something about how if a person dies of old age, they’re still dead. It also doesn’t work on people who died of illness or poison. He explained it in V2C10. So… Sun killed Charlotte in a way that meant he couldn’t revive her. Stephen also burned her corpse to ashes, so there’s nothing left of her for him to revive.

      Charlotte… ;__;

    • @Aberdasher
      Well if he revive her she will still die of poison but if he cure the poison before reviving her, it should work… the fact that the lich burn the body make it almost impossible to resurrect.

      and he might not want to do that after everything that she did…

  23. There is only one chapter left yet a lot of question remain… What about the 3th candidate? What about pink? And most important above all, how can the Sun Knight stay alive and did not die from blood lost with all the blood he exchanged plus the sword that cut him ? :O

  24. Jasae Bushae

    ‘And then Judgment plunged the full length into Sun, causing Grisia to cry out, tears in his eyes from the feeling, as if he was being pierced through by the effort. Crying out for the other knights to help him, they instead joined in, filling Grisia with their essence until all twelve knights were satisfied….’

    ………How disturbing is it that THAT was what came to my mind as I was reading this? ^.^;

    • [PR]raylight

      @Jasae Bushae
      D: You sick sick person.

      …. I like it. *bricked*

      (Don’t worry, you’re not the first one to disturb people with those kinds of thoughts. Though frankly I didn’t even see it that way until you said it….)

    • SniffingYou

      @Jasae Bushae
      MY GOD O_O
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      You’re a Genius!

    • @Jasae Bushae
      OMGGGG… you dirty mind, you actually made me laugh outloud! REALLY loud :D

    • @Jasae Bushae
      orz Thanks… I can’t read that part now without cringing. *starts gargling mindbleach*

    • @Jasae Bushae
      Oh crap XDDD I died laughing! Thank you for turning something so… Normal-esque into something so dirty XDD So that means even Earth, Roland, the ever so kind Leaf, Mama Ice, and… The ever elusive Cloud joined in? XDD

  25. YOU GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK AT THAT SCENE WHEN SUN GOT STABBED!!!! I nearly went to see to God of Light out of panic! If he actually died, I really would’ve gone to see the God of Light and demand His repentance for letting Sun die!!~~~

  26. wow~ so excited. lesus is so awesome. by the way, the footnote 2, the chinese character is wrong…

  27. There is a tiny Chinese error in the translation note for Scarlet’s name. You accidentally wrote the character for poem again.

    Also, thank you for translating!!! I really love this story!

  28. Anyone else realize that Roland; according to the way the chapter was written; had gathered the light element along with the rest of the Knights? Grisia is supposed to be a one of a kind case with his ability to gather both the light and dark elements but yet Roland can to if this is correct. It is actually supposed to be more impossible for Roland for he is a death lord and made of dark element. It’s not one off either; last volume had Roland gathering light to kill Scarlet to.

    Am I the only one who has noticed it or am I overthinking the whole thing?

    • @Antlo
      No, I’ve been wondering about it too. I supposed that he just didn’t help Grisia to get away in this chapter…did he clearly gather light in the last chapter? (I’ll need to re-read…) If he really does gather light, could it be that someone else has taken his place in the sexy asassin suit??? But then again, if he did something as fishy, the rest would have noticed…right?

    • @Antlo
      No, I were thinking about it too. It is also possible he just didn’t help Grisia this time, without gathering any light…But did he clearly gather some against Scarlet before? (can’t remember the details…) Could it be that there is an impostor behind his sexy assasin suit? Considering that Pink is the one who brought him back, it’s not impossible O_o

  29. welcome… and~ i think i also know how to differentiate the serious and not-so-serious orders~

  30. Thank you once again for a great chapter, Prince Revolution!

    1- I must mention these last 2 chapters don’t appear on the list page. There is no mention of their release at all! You might want to look at that;

    2- Charlotte’s death was so sad! And to think they could have been a real couple! It’s all fault of that disgusting Neo, he denied Grisia his rightfull place all along!

    3- And…another person calls Grisia a “despicable bastard”. It’s the 4th one now, I think?

    P.S. Is it true and confirmed there will be a sequel to this, with the 39th generation for the Twelve Holy Knights?

    • If the chapters don’t appear, it probably means you are seeing a cached version of the page. Refreshing your browser should make the chapters show up in the list.

      Yes, there is a sequel to LSK. 3 volumes detailing the 39th generation. Volume 1 was released in Taiwan last year. Volume 2 hasn’t been released yet.

    • Setsuyume

      @[PR]lucathia

      OH MY GODS!

      Really?! 3 VOLUMES?! You mean, volumes like THESE we are Reading?! FULL of chapters?! I want, I WANT! Prince Revolution Staff, ASSEMBLE! LOL

      …wait a sec. On the top of the page…”new project announcement”… could…could it be?! REALLY?! Oh, my heart…!

    • The volume length of each book is around the same as the current LSK volumes, yup. So, look forward to 3 more volumes of LSK after volume 8, though the main character isn’t Grisia. We will translate everything LSK, but 39 LSK won’t be released by us until after we finish releasing LSK. Gotta do things in order!

    • Setsuyume

      @[PR]lucathia

      *Wahhhhhhhhhhhh! (feels like crying as little boy)*

      Yes, yes, you gotta do things in order all right! If the main story ends at Volume 6, I suppose Volumes 7 and 8 are sides/extras?

      And we’ll see the 39th generation…! I cant wait! Thank you , thank you! Today is a good day! :3

    • The main story ends at volume 8! Not volume 6… Here are the volume titles. We’re currently on Volume 6 with our translations.

      Volume 1: An Introduction to Knight Theory
      Volume 2: The Daily Duties of a Knight
      Volume 3: To the Rescue of a Princess
      Volume 4: To Slay a Dragon
      Volume 5: The Undying Lich, Part One
      Volume 6: The Undying Lich, Part Two
      Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One
      Volume 8: Ending the Demon King, Part Two

      Volumes 1-3 are introductory volumes to LSK while the plot starts rearing its head in volume 4, but things don’t come together until volume 6. Volumes 7 and 8 are the volumes that deal with the demon king business.

    • Setsuyume

      @[PR]lucathia

      THERE IS STILL ALL THAT?! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU FOR TELLING ME THIS, EVEN MORE FOR TRANSLATING THIS MASTERPIECE!

      Honestly, I am so PLEASED I can’t even say anything else! Now to wait…

      …are we there yet? LOOOOOL

  31. Hapyyyyyyyyy

    WOW! WOW! WOW! That was just… WOW!

    I didn’t expect poison and drama and the 11 “Holy” Knights inserting… well it’s disturbing considering that Sun was bullied by Earth with the ripping off Ice’s clothes… Why didn’t Ice say anything…

    Well, que question PR, do they sell LSK volumes in English in any country?

    Thank you for always translating LSK!

    Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  32. thanx for the chapters this month PR!! I was really happy there was to chapters this month so thanx a whole bunch!

    i finally found out how they know when Sun is serious so what im all confused about is how would they know he was serious when his all Demon King like and he cant you know… do what he does when his serious? he could have been serious but wouldnt be able to do it because of it!

    thanx again PR! I cant wait for the next chapter!

  33. Thank you so much for translating!!!!!! :D
    I thank you double, for the previous chapter too-I forgot to comment last time :) I don’t think your awesome offer of translations can be thanked in numbers, of course, but anyway :)

  34. YU WO IS AMAZING, BUT WHY THE ONLY WOMAN WHO LOVES SUN HAVE DIED.

  35. yaaaay!!! Thank you so much for this chapter. Sun is just awesome in this chapter as he had always been. Thanks PR!

  36. So… Does this chapter add to another one of Sun Knight’s Legend; what happens when a young “maiden” falls in love with the sun knight? He makes a new legend like his teacher and the teacher before him?

  37. Why? why did Charlotte have to die? Huuuuuuuuuuuuu…………. Too many tears T_T .

  38. *sudden flash of genius*
    Wait… It couldn’t be…!!!
    Is it!!?
    It would make so much sense for the other candidate to be THAT person. So much so that I don’t even want to post the name and reasoning because I feel like it would be a spoiler. Aaahhh!!! Why can’t the chapters come out faster?!

    (Thank you again for the translations.)

    • @DoeJohnson
      That post counts as trolling :p

    • @DoeJohnson
      =P Feel free to post theories, but don’t post if you’ve already read ahead and KNOW it’s going to happen. Besides, posting it gives you the right to say “I told you so!” in future chapters.~

      So! I think the third candidate could be Whitey! Why?
      1. Since the Demon King doesn’t have to be male, who says it has to be a human Demon King?
      2. Whitey is a boy, and Pink uses “he” as the pronoun for her candidate.
      3. Most organisms can’t absorb a land of darkness’s worth of elements, but Whitey survived it and is running around as a dark pony.
      4. What cute, lollipop-eating, pink-skinned, doll selling, formerly-little-girl corpse would not want a unicorn for a pet?
      5. Whitey’s pretty strong. Skilled in lightning magic and probably dark magic too now. Additional ability: virgin detector.
      6. Scarlet might have wanted to steal Whitey because she knew that he was a Demon King candidate, similar to how Pink’s coaching a rival candidate in necromancy.
      7. That mystery surrounding what’s happened to Whitey and why he keeps suddenly appearing and disappearing.

  39. Charlotte’s death made me cry…even despite all the terrible things that she’d done. Her dream of living with Sun was a small dream but so sad.

    After killing his childhood friend and sealing his adopted sister, I think if Sun ever gets his memories back, he’ll be super-traumatized. I wonder if we’re ever going to meet his other sister?

  40. “Is it Pink or Scarlet? How could she not be by your side when the demon king candidates are bat-tling it out?”

    Why is there a dash (-) in battling?

  41. Hmm.. I was just thinking, a Demon King candidate can make an Undead, right? I mean like a Death Knight or something..

    Then it is said here that he would be 3 times stronger is he becomes the Demon King… Wouldn’t being 3 times stronger make him be able to create a NotDead? I mean will he be strong enough to be able to resurect a person completely using the dark element?

  42. It was disheartening to watch Charlotte die as she never had the chance to meet the Grisia whom she met when they were little. She died without Grisia’s childhood memory. I wonder what would Grisia do when he remembers everything. And what was the story before someone sealed his memory? Poor Grisia. He is living as a Sun Knight without knowing the reason as to why he became one.. to protect Charlotte.

    And thank you very much PR! LSN has always been my sanctuary during my darkest times.

    • Catscradle

      @Catscradle
      I mean LSK, not LSN. Lol.

    • @Catscradle
      I don’t think it was the only reason…but yeah, it was really sad. :( :( :(
      I think his teacher was the one who got his memory sealed…I mean, not being able to remember the litch must have been something the church wanted, right?

    • @Nimue
      Neo mentioned earlier that he wasn’t sure why Grisia never mentioned his older sister ever again and eventually realized it was because Grisia had no recollections of them. The Pope suggested it was probably from a post-traumatic stress disorder and Grisia’s own mind sealed away those memories. (1. Watching your “older sister” get annihilated by the Strongest Sun Knight in history has to be traumatic. 2. Hard to live through those future years of training if you can see just how gory a death your teacher can provide you with if you tick him off.)

  43. I feel so evil after reading most of the comments ;_; Because I think i’m the only one who doesn’t care about charlotte….

    • @Aishi
      Well…iif it helps, I bet the 12 knights share your opinion ^.^
      She had a really childish mind, a bad upbringing, and a rather tragic life overall, while she hated having the powers of darkness. So although I don’t mind her being dead, I can’t help but also feel a little sad over how she was lead by fate. Well, she DID slay a whole street for kicks…so I am more sorry about Sun, his first actual romance turning out like this!

    • Sherry

      @Aishi
      Not at all. I hate her, and I think it was so mean of Yu Wo to make her sympathetic just before she died! She doesn’t deserve Sun at all!

    • @Sherry
      Let’s put it this way, if a little girl was horribly bullied since birth and had been lied to, cheated, ignored, and sadly, left alone, her mentality and her mind will views things differently. Now that she is older and has the power to protect whoever she wants, gain whatever she wants, she will use it. Your view of her is rather cold.
      A kid abused since childhood for something she can’t control will cripple her mentally! So you’re saying that if Sun did the same thing (provided that the roles were reversed) that he is also considered a bad person? Sun goes to lengths to destroy other people and would have them beaten if they anger him, at yet you are saying that she is bad? What’s wrong with Yu Wo- sensei making her sympathetic!? She lived a sad life, and now we know. There isn’t anything wrong with that.
      Yes, she didn’t deserve Sun for her actions, but Sun also promised her to take her as his wife when they were children. Don’t be so cruel as to think of her badly considering what she was forced to go through alone! We don’t even know if “bullying” was the only thing done to her! What about other things? If any of the twelve were forced into a treatment like that, you would definitely be one to think the opposite, no? Don’t judge what you don’t know. For all we know, she could’ve been treated much more brutally then what she told Sun.

    • Sherry

      @Hides
      Right. So why doesn’t Charlotte just use her powers on those who bullied her?? Why did she have to kidnap the one person who had been kind to her in those trying times, and take him away from everything he knew and loved? No matter how tragic her backstory is, nothing can make the act of her BLOWING UP AN ENTIRE STREET AND KILLING MANY INNOCENT BYSTANDERS justified.

      Is the Sun Knight’s duty not to upkeep justice? Why should Sun end up with a bitch like her? When you force your love on someone, do you really think they’d react well to it? Even if it had been Sun in her position, he’d probably just get the nicest strong guy he could find and ask him to help beat the bullies like he did Roland and Judge. He’d never be like Charlotte. He’d beat up people and make them sorry, but who in their right mind would KILL OTHERS JUST BECAUSE THEY HAPPENED TO ACCIDENTALLY WITNESS A CRIME (that just happened to be stupidly committed in public anyways).

      And BTW, Yu Wo is Chinese (Taiwan is a Chinese colony). The honorific “-sensei” is Japanese. “Lao shi” is “teacher” in Chinese.

  44. Setsuyume

    Man, Charlotte’s death was so sad…

    …and then again, Grisia is called a despicable bastard lol

    P.S. Hey, am I the only one here who truly. Hates. Neo? I mean, despite being a retard who can only bully people, he didn’t let Grisia fullfill his destiny as a candidate! He is disgusting! If I were Grisia, I would train infinitely hard to give him his original appearance (the vain bastard deserves it) permanently…Hmph!

  45. I think it’s impossible to read LSK all the way through with a straight face. From volume one up to this point, so far I’ve had two point five cases of shock (when Sun was revealed to be blind and Neo lost his arm, then a half-shock when Judge died), countless laughter seizures, and a panic attack after reading this chapter. I seriously freaked when Sun was stabbed… everyone’s looking at me funny now. :/

  46. The Book Girl

    It’s been ages since I last replied to a chapter!!
    1. I actually read this the day it was posted b-but… my p-poor… my poor fangirl heart just couldn’t bear it!! If I had a nickel for every time I reread it, I’d start to order the manhwa online. I don’t care if I don’t understand it, I just want to own purty pictures of the Twelve Holy Knights!! //shot
    But alas, I am too poor for that. -cries-
    2. So, Phen was originally female, and Pink and Claret male, but as lich guides of Charlotte, Grisia, and the unknown third candidate, Phen became male, and Pink and Scarlet female? Must there always be a gender swap?! (No, I’m not complaining, I just wish it would’ve been for a humorous and slightly stupid reason, like in 1/2 Prince, rather than a logical reason)
    3. Poor Judgment! If Sun became the Demon King, he’d have to take over Sun’s responsibilities (for longer than usual) while Neo trains a new Sun Knight… Although, were that to happen, Grisia wouldn’t stay Demon King for long, for his teacher would certainly go find him, kill him, bring him back as his old self, and continue to make Grisia’s life a living hell until one of them died of a cause that could not allow resurrection.
    4. I don’t really follow the earlier-chapters’ replies that theorized Roland was a candidate. Yes, it would be logical for Grisia to try to make Roland take on that power instead of him, as Grisia hates work and Roland listens to him, however, Roland probably would have said something sooner. That, or Pink would’ve tricked him into killing Grisia as soon as she found out he was a candidate (assuming she knows). After all, they’re friends, so it would be easy to kill him when his guard is down (but only if he used a poison in a large dose). If he slipped something into Grisia’s drink, it would be easy to pin it on someone else even if it didn’t work. So… I guess what I’m saying is I don’t think it’s Roland.
    5. I understand now!! Why Grisia always starts wanting to become the Demon King whenever he absorbs dark element. See, even if he didn’t know he was a candidate, the little shard thing responded to it. So, gathering dark element would be like an addiction to him. When he has it, he wants more (and the easiest way would be to win), but when he has none, he can just shrug it off, which is probably a ‘side effect’ of the light element he collects.
    6. I think they aren’t quite looking at the right problem. See, if Grisia loses involuntarily, it would mean he died, but if he chooses to give up, he lives. What if he wins, and becomes the Demon King? How are they going to keep him as Sun?
    7. I don’t think Grisia legitimately wants to become the Demon King, he just wants to protect everyone from someone else becoming the Demon King. See, if he really wanted to become the Demon King with all his heart, he’d have gone back with them as the Sun Knight, and then killed the third candidate when he emerged. But if Sun did that, he’d lose his best friend and his subordinates. So he doesn’t really want to become the demon king with more than a fraction of his heart.
    8. Judgment really thinks a lot of Grisia, doesn’t he? He already knew Grisia was a candidate, but he wanted to hear Grisia say it himself. He stabbed Grisia to bring him back, even though Grisia was saying he didn’t want to go back. He watched Grisia fill himself with dark element and tried to follow and protect Grisia, even though evidence suggested that Grisia might not return to being himself. That takes serious loyalty.

    And the best for last-
    9. THANK YOU SO MUCH PR STAFF!! After all this time, you guys are still working hard to translate Yu Wo’s works. I kind of feel like you’d have gotten way more participants if you held the fanart contest after this chapter, lol. I did manage to get one of my friends to start reading stuff (she read some of No Hero), but my stubborn underclassman still hasn’t started reading anything. I told her it was funny, and described some of HP and LSK to her, but she still hasn’t started reading.

    • [PR]raylight

      Regarding two, I believe that the liches themselves are genderless. It just happens that the first corpse Stephen possessed was female. As for the two others, it could have been male or female, cause in chinese it’s kind of similar anyways-

    • @[PR]raylight
      I was wondering about the gender thing too… I guess it makes sense for them to be genderless if they’re pieces of the Shadow God instead of typical liches who used to be powerful mages or necromancers when they were alive like Sun describes in the first book.

    • @The Book Girl
      Maybe the reason is because it would seem much more normal since the liches are very protective over their “children”? I can understand girls being veryyyy caring for one another, but if a man and another one were so protective (oh God of Light, what am I thinking?!) it would seem very strange. Even if they passed it off as “brothers” it would still seem weird for one brother to be so overprotective of the other. And I think that in those times, it was strange for males to care VERY deeply for one another and would be considered…. Homosexuality. I’m not homophobe, just guessing why.

      Also, Roland may or may not have known he was a candidate (considering that Pink and he only met when she resurrected him as a death lord, probably) and he might’ve not known pink since she was taking care of him from afar…. I think the fragments only come out when the candidate killed is killed by another candidate.

      Also,….. I think that the amount of Dark element he would have to absorb would turn him either insane, or, which I hope will not happen, kill him after absorbing it for so long. Not very sure with this one, but I’m just guessing.

    • @The Book Girl
      Well I said Roland because pink said that she did not try to make a dead knight but end up doing so anyway… so I figure that if he was a candidate, he will have the ‘dark energie crystal’ already so he will be turn into one even if pink just made him a regular undead…

    • @Bor
      Omg I hadn’t thought of that at all… I recall her stating he didn’t disappear after the first chapter because of him wanting to become a sun knight, and I always thought it was really suspicious. Maybe he actually wanted to wait for the right time, in order to come to some sort of agreement with him and become the demon king? Could it be possible he had the fragment from birth, and he didn’t lose it due to being killed by plain human beings?

  47. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    How could you kill her without even trying to save her!!!!!
    I hope you stay a virgin for ever!!!

    *shakes hand with earth*

  48. DoeJohnson

    @Nimue
    @15B

    Okay, so now that I’ve calmed down from my initial realization / ponderings, I can remind myself that my theory really IS just a theory, it just made so much sense to me that if it’s wrong I’ll be temporarily crushed for 5 minutes before I remind myself that Yu Wo is random and most stuff doesn’t have a clear rational in her books.

    That said, here is my theory on the candidate:

    Adair

    1 – Pink is not Sun’s lich, so it seems apparent that the other candidate is someone in Leaf Bud City. It only makes sense. Why would she leave her candidate alone?

    2 – From this chapter: “Stone sighed, ‘When your vice-captain heard that you were missing, he fainted on the spot. I don’t even remember how long it took to convince him before he was willing to take everyone and evacuate.'”

    3 – They are often compared with one another. Random conversation between Lesus and Neo:
    “Then I’ll ask you again, if you were given the chance to choose someone other than Grisia to be the Sun Knight, would you replace him?”
    Neo tried listing possible candidates, “What about Vice-Captain Adair? He is quite capable, and has quite good swordsmanship.”

    4 – Just because it would be AWESOME.

    Obviously, it could still be a range of other people, but my choices are all people we know within the city. Judgement? Elijah? The Prince? The Pope?!

    I just want it to be Adair…

    • Eurytion

      @DoeJohnson
      it’s just a hunch, but my theory is that (god i hope i’m so wrong!) Pink’s candidate is actually Judgement. coz, remember in one of the previous chapters? there was that scene when Sun went to Pink’s house and for some reason when Judgement was mentioned, Pink kinda sound protective of him, like don’t touch Judgement or else, or like i got plans for Judgement so, well…

    • @DoeJohnson
      I have to say, I reaaaally love this theory of yours.

  49. those lich deaths are all gruesome. i wonder if a lich will appear who died of old age… or any types of normal death, like a heavy illness or maybe died of hunger?

    • [PR]raylight

      @Eurytion
      Technically it is not the liches who died. Liches cannot die. Think of them as some kind of spirit with no body, and they have to possess a body in order to touch physical stuff.

      However, the original corpses that were used did indeed die quite a gruesome death ^^; (So yes, they can possess corpses that didn’t die a gruesome death. However, using a corpse that died of old age is quite unlikely since really, would you want to move around in an old body…?)

  50. DoeJohnson

    @Eurytion

    Yeah, it could easily be Judgement… I just don’t want it to be him. I don’t remember that scene about Pink. What chapter is it in?

    Things in favor of Lesus:

    He is an orphan. Need I say more?

    His evasiveness and getting into a fight with Scarlet – I mean, really, Scarlet KILLED him.

    Not necessarily foreshadowing but I like this excerpt from SS3:
    “Lesus smiled and asked, ‘Grisia, even if I did fall into the darkness, you would just drag me back, right?'”

    Did we ever get confirmation about this excerpt from V6C4 from Neo? It just seems that Neo (or just Judgement?) was way more informed than he should have been about the Demon King when everyone else seems to be unaware of it. I mean, sure, Neo could have realized that Grisia was powerful and going to be used for nefarious purposes, but having actual info on the Demon King?

    “‘You are not the Demon King.’ Judgment said calmly, ‘You are just one of the demon king candidates.’
    ‘…When did you find out about that?’
    […] Judgment said, so calmly that I felt like punching him, ‘A few days before we assumed the positions of the Twelve Holy Knights.’
    He continued in a casual manner, ‘Your teacher Neo told me. He said he would retire soon, so he should let me know about this.'”

    Could Judgement have been lying?

    I can’t remember the story details well, so please offer up any corrections or additions.

    • @DoeJohnson
      Well, for the last argument, I believe Lesus was told that Grisia was the demon king candidates from Neo.

  51. Their selfishness is really irritating. The solidarity they show is impressive, but potentially damning the world for it is pretty hypocritical.

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