The Legend of Sun Knight Side Stories 1: “For You All”

The Legend of Sun Knight Side Stories

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


For You All – translated by raylight and lucathia

“Sun!”

Neo paused in his footsteps and turned around elegantly, exclaiming, “Ah! Is this not our great and most respected Pope?”

Hearing that, the Pope stopped his movements and cautiously stared at the Sun Knight, who was smiling even more radiantly than usual. With a hint of suspicion, he asked, “Sun, have I angered you recently?”

“Ho ho, how could the great Pope have done anything to infuriate Sun? It’s just that I have been wondering who has been telling my fellow holy knight brothers that I use magic to maintain the appearance of being in my early twenties?”

“…Oh?” The Pope gave a sweet smile and gave a doubtful expression as he said, “Is there really someone saying that? What an ignorant fellow! He doesn’t know that the Sun Knight is actually naturally good-looking. Even if he is turning thirty this year, he still looks exactly the same as when he first became the Sun Knight.”

“Pope, you are also always so young and ‘cute’!”

“Ha ha ha!” The two looked at each other and laughed heartily.

Neo’s face darkened, and he pulled out the Divine Sun Sword. Fiercely, he said, “The next time you dare to leak my age, I will kill you.”

“Who doesn’t know that the Sun Knight is turning thirty this year?” The Pope was so angry that he was shaking. He pointed the scepter in his hands at Neo. “You’re not allowed to call me cute ever again, or else I will take you down with me, even if it kills me.”

As the two confronted each other, there came a sudden sound of footsteps.

Someone is coming! Neo and the Pope put their weapons away instantly, and adopted their elegant smile and solemn expression respectively. With a curious expression, the Pope asked, “Sun Knight, there are still ten candidates left for this year’s Sun Knight Selection. Have you made a decision yet?”

Neo muttered, “This year there are a lot of talented people, but if I really have to pick one of them, I think I need to consider further…”

“Both of you, stop acting. It’s just me.”

The person who had appeared was dressed completely in black, and even his hair and eye color were dark. He had deep creases between his brows, and looked like he would usually be a solemn person. However, at the moment there was a helpless smile on his face. He walked up to the side of the two people, and then spoke to Neo, who had withdrawn his smile.

“Sun, there are a lot of talented people among your candidates, but the number of my candidates is dwindling. All of them are dishonorable, ill-intentioned bad eggs. I’m afraid that if I don’t pick the only good child among them, Lesus, the first person that the God of Light would judge would be me.”

“Lesus?” Neo revealed a puzzled expression.

The Pope rolled his eyes at him in displeasure and explained, “Last time, when you went to see the Judgment Knight candidates sparring, he was the one who had the best swordsmanship.”

“Oh, that child!” Neo nodded his head.

“You! Can’t you remember anything else other than swordsmanship?” Judgment said helplessly. Seeing Neo’s look of indifference, he could only give a sigh and begin asking about what he really wanted to know. “You have quite a few talented people. Who do you want to pick? Roland? Arthur? Angus?”

It was not only Judgment who showed his curiosity, for even the Pope started staring steadily at Neo. However, Neo just stared back at the both of them expressionlessly.

Judgment, feeling that something was slightly amiss, said, “Don’t tell me you don’t even remember a single candidate’s name…”

Neo shrugged his shoulders, and replied, “I remember Roland. That child’s swordsmanship is good.”

“You really are…”

Neo said with abrupt realization, “Oh, yeah, and Grisia.”

“Grisia?” Judgment questioned doubtfully.

“The child who is very good at holy magic?” The Pope immediately shouted, “No way! I want to drag him into the Church; you’re not allowed to pick him!”

A little surprised, Judgment asked Neo, “Did you remember Grisia because of his good holy magic?”

“No, it’s because…” Neo frowned as he continued, “His swordsmanship is so lousy that it’s difficult for me to forget him, even if I wanted to!”

The Pope immediately gave a smile. “If that’s the case, then you better not pick him. His holy magic is so good that I remembered him just by taking a glance at him. He is a cleric! Definitely not a knight!”

One of you only looks at swordsmanship, and the other only looks at holy magic—there’s really not much difference between you two. Deep down, Judgment smiled wryly.

“If that’s the case, do you intend to pick Roland?”

Judgment nodded his head, full of approval. “I also remember him; his swordsmanship is quite decent, and he looks like an upstanding child.”

“So are you going to choose Roland?”

Neo thought about it, and it seemed like there was really nothing wrong with the choice. Then again, other than having good or bad swordsmanship, he really couldn’t tell the difference between the children.  However, should the Sun Knight really be judged based on how good his swordsmanship is?

Looking at Neo’s hesitation, Judgment asked in puzzlement, “You feel that he’s not appropriate?”

“No,” Neo said casually while frowning, “I just need to think it over some more.”

“Why do you want to be the Sun Knight?”

For the sake of not letting himself pick a child based solely on their swordsmanship, Neo started asking every candidate questions in private.

For justice.

This was the most common answer. Neo smiled, and asked in reply, “What is justice?”

When they heard this question, the children would hesitate.

Neo secretly ridiculed the answer inside his heart. For justice? How could a twelve year old child understand the meaning of justice? Most likely it was the answer set by the ignorant knights’ education.

“Why do you want to be the Sun Knight?”

Neo gazed at the brown-haired boy in front of his eyes, and he really hoped that this child’s answer would be different—because this child was Roland. As the child with the best swordsmanship, he was indeed worthy. His gaze was extremely determined and one could tell that it was a gaze that had been trained through long periods of hardship.

“I wish to discipline all of the evil-doers!” The child’s eyes revealed resentment.

Neo was stunned for a moment, and then he started secretly laughing bitterly inside his heart. This answer is one that Judgment would have wanted to hear… Why am I the one hearing it?

He thought for a moment, and questioned, “Then, what are you willing to lay down your life for?”

Every word of Roland’s resounded as he said, “For the sake of disciplining all evil-doers, I would be prepared to do whatever it took, even if it meant I must lay down my life!”

Child, you really have chosen wrongly. You should have gone to compete with Lesus, and given Judgment a few more options. Neo could only continue forcing himself to smile.

“Hey, have you decided who to pick?”

Neo turned around to face Judgment as the man approached him with small footsteps. “I’m not sure,” he replied a little helplessly.

“Tomorrow is the selection and you still aren’t sure?” Judgment asked, surprised.

Neo remained silent for a moment, and then asked in reply, “Judgment, have you asked your young Judgment Knight as to why he wanted to become the Judgment Knight?”

Judgment nodded his head. “Of course. The reputation of the Judgment Knight has never been very good, and in each generation there are only a handful of good candidates. But Lesus’ swordsmanship is good, and his moral conduct is also good. No matter what he does he shows great promise, so I was also very curious as to why he wanted to become the Judgment Knight.”

“Wait a moment!” Hearing that, Neo became more curious about other matters and couldn’t help but ask, “Since you say that, why did you want to become the Judgment Knight in the first place?”

Judgment laughed. “You’ve known me for almost twenty years already, and you’re only asking that question now? Isn’t it a little too late for that? How about we make a trade with our answers, why did you want to become the Sun Knight?”

“I…” Neo looked blank as he replied, “I’ve forgotten.”

“That’s really typical of you…”

“I really forgot! And there’s really no need for a reason, is there?” Neo said impatiently. “Which twelve-year-old child doesn’t want to become the Sun Knight?”

“That’s true. The Sun Knight is glorious and impressive, not like the Judgment Knight who will be scorned everywhere he goes.”

Hearing that, Neo was silent for a while. At last he asked, “Do you regret it?”

“No! I will never regret it.”

Judgment turned around and stared at Sun directly as he elaborated. “My father was a drunkard. If it were just the drinking, then it wouldn’t have mattered. But whenever he was drunk, he would want to hit people. First, he beat my mother to death, pushed her into a river, and then claiming that she had drowned. Although I saw it from the beginning to the end, I was only eight years old, and nobody believed me. Afterwards, he lost control again and beat my three-year-old little sister to death. I was twelve at that time, but I didn’t say another word about my father’s crimes. I just walked to the Judgment Knight Selection, and then got chosen as the young Judgment Knight. After that I told my teacher about the matter, and let him judge my father.”

Neo was speechless. He had been colleagues with Judgment for twenty years, but had never known that Judgment had such a past. Was he really too obsessed in training his swordsmanship?

“As such, when I asked Lesus the question, I was already prepared in my heart to hear that there was a criminal about to enter the Judge’s complex,” Judgment calmly said. “However, contrary to my expectations, he actually refused to tell me who the sinner was. All he said was that he wanted to become the Judgment Knight, because he hoped that all of the sinners in the world would never have a chance to commit a second sin.”

“Then are you satisfied with this answer?”

Judgment gave a faint smile as he replied, “I don’t have the right to be dissatisfied, for I’m unable to think of a better answer. So, Neo, have you also asked this question?”

“Yeah!” Neo frowned and then hesitantly added, “But you and I are different. I can’t find a satisfactory answer… I…I myself don’t know what kind of answer is the correct one.”

Judgment asked, “Have you asked all of the candidates?”

“No…” Neo furrowed his brows as he said, “There’s still Grisia, but his swordsmanship…”

“Go and ask him!” Judgment said with a smile. “Even I have been able to find a satisfactory candidate amongst a bunch of bad eggs. Don’t tell me that you don’t believe that you can find your young Sun Knight?”

Neo wordlessly gazed at Grisia, who was a hideous mess from head to toe. His clothes were filthy and torn in several areas, and his face had more bruised areas than unblemished. If you were to ask which part of him looked like a Sun Knight, it would probably only be that head of golden hair that was still incomparably brilliant despite its messiness.

“You were in a fight?”

“I got beat up.” Right when Grisia spoke, he irritated the wound on the corner of his mouth. He winced for a moment but then smiled even more brilliantly as he spoke. “But that’s okay. Roland helped me hit them back!”

“You sure are worthless!” Neo rolled his eyes at him. “You have to fight your own battles!”

“Why should I?” Grisia immediately refuted vigorously. “They had ten people! Roland and I together still only make two! Two winning against ten is already very impressive!”

“Don’t you mean one winning against ten?” Without any mirth, Neo said, “With swordsmanship like yours, you can’t even handle a single person.”

Although Roland’s swordsmanship is good…could he win against ten people? A sliver of doubt flashed through Neo’s heart.

“I helped too!” Grisia protested loudly.

Nevertheless, Neo’s face was still full of disbelief.

Grisia shouted, “Even though I couldn’t help him defeat our enemies, I was able to help him block attacks. I helped him draw the enemies away, and I even found reinforcements! Had I not gone and found Lesus, even Roland wouldn’t have been able to defeat ten people!”

“You know Lesus?” Neo couldn’t help but sigh. Although this child was not strong, he actually knew all the strong people… That is a kind of talent too, right?

“I don’t know him,” Grisia replied in a firm yet boisterous tone.

“…” Neo fell silent for a bit before he reminded Grisia, “You just said you went to find Lesus.”

“Oh yeah!” Grisia said naturally. “The first time I saw that guy, I already knew he had to be a good person. All he needed was to see that Roland and I were just two people, and yet we were outnumbered by so many. No matter what the reason, he’d definitely help us out! So when I saw that Roland couldn’t win, of course I left him to find Lesus right away!”

This is also a kind of talent, the talent to be a despicable person… Neo fell silent for a while,  pretty much holding no hope when he asked his question. “Forget it. Let me ask you, why do you want to be the Sun Knight?”

Once he heard the question, both of Grisia’s eyes started shining.

“Because I want to stand in your place!”

“My place?” Neo furrowed his brow. Did he mean that he wanted the Sun Knight’s position? But this way of putting it sounded a little strange.

Grisia started gesturing excitedly, waving both hands around by his sides as he spoke. “Yup! I want your place! You have a lot of people standing on both your left and your right sides. I counted. There’s eleven! I want them to stand by my side too. It’d be like having eleven brothers. It must feel awesome!”

Neo laughed out loud. “Even if you become the Sun Knight, they won’t be the ones standing by your side. The ones who’ll be standing by your side will be the next generation of the Twelve Holy Knights.”

“Huh?” Grisia asked, looking like he didn’t fully understand. “The next generation? Are there still eleven people?”

“Of course.”

“Then that’s fine!” Grisia replied with a happy smile. “There’s still eleven! I’m fine if it’s eleven altogether, but if there’s one extra, that’d be even better. Six on the left, six on the right, how awesome would that be!”

Neo truly couldn’t say what he thought about such an answer, so he could only ask the next question. “Then what would you willingly sacrifice your life for?”

Grisia was like every other twelve year old child who had never given thought to such a question. He lowered his head, deep in thought with his eyebrows furrowed. Neo wasn’t in a hurry, so he patiently waited for Grisia to finish thinking.

Finally, Grisia smiled as he lifted his head. By chance, the noon sunlight struck his golden hair, so dazzling that Neo was almost blinded.

“For the sake of protecting… I’m willing to sacrifice my life.”

When Neo surveyed everyone present, he found that practically everyone’s gazes were focused on him. Neo smiled a little and then shouted boisterously, “I have decided that the next Sun Knight will be Grisia!”

First, everyone present fell silent. Soon after, an uproar broke out.

“Why was I chosen?”

Grisia was evidently shocked silly. Even though he walked forward, he kept glancing back out of the corner of his eye, toward a certain friend of his.

“Well…”

Neo looked at Roland, whose face, arms, and calves weren’t covered by his clothes, and could be seen to have next to no wounds. He then lowered his head to look at Grisia whose skin was covered in bruises. He smiled as he said, “Perhaps it was because of your beautiful blond hair!”

This was completely absurd!

The Twelve Holy Knights and one royal knight who would soon be marrying the princess went as far as gathering in the Sun Knight’s bedroom, opening the cellar, and moving out the closely packed wine hidden within. Now they were gathered in a prayer room, drinking wine. All of them drank several bottles, becoming intoxicated to the point that they could only be described as “completely wasted.”

Seeing this scene, Roland, who didn’t like to drink very much, sighed, but he also felt strangely relaxed. The absurd actions of the genuine Twelve Holy Knights practically made the fact that he was a death knight dwelling in the Church of the God of Light seem not very absurd at all in comparison.

Because no matter how absurd something was, there was nothing more absurd than the fact that the Sun Knight had a wine cellar below his bedroom.

Roland looked toward the Sun Knight who was the most absurd one there. It was a hard event to come by, but with everyone’s attempt to drink him under the table, Grisia was actually so drunk that his face was completely red and his eyes were misty.

This was way too different from what he had always imagined of the Sun Knight’s image. Why was he the Sun Knight?

Roland couldn’t help but admit that this question had bewildered him since Grisia had been chosen ten years ago. He tried recalling the past and concluded that the questions the previous Sun Knight asked him at the time must had been asked of Grisia too. Could it be that his answers were better than Roland’s?

“Grisia.”

“Yeah?”

“Why did you want to become the Sun Knight?” Roland asked, finally voicing the question that had been bothering him for many years.

“For you all, of course!”

Us? Roland looked at Grisia. He was so drunk that he was wobbling. Could it be that he was too drunk to know what he was saying? Roland furrowed his brows but couldn’t help saying, “Then what are you willing to sacrifice your life for?”

“Ah? What did you say…?”

Grisia slumped onto the table, his face full of an idiotic smile. In a loud voice, Roland repeated his question. “What are you willing to sacrifice your life for?”

Grisia looked at Roland. He looked at everyone and smiled drunkenly.

“For you all!”

66 Responses

  1. You guys are awesome! Thank yous!

  2. T^T Little Grisia is so adorable.

    Protagonists who have a fatal flaw for protecting others is all too common… But reading it like this makes it seem new and unused.

    I wonder what the Sun Knight Platoon thought when they saw Grisia with a hangover the next day…

  3. SilverWitch

    Drunken Grisia is so honest! I think that it might be the only time that he doesn’t speak in riddles.

  4. I think another one of the (secret) reasons Neo chose Grisia was to piss the Pope off. ;)

    Young Grisia… So sweet. So sneaky.
    Grisia must have been very lonely from childhood. I do hope we get to hear his backstory, pre-adolescence, someday.

    • Aviash

      @kayue
      while nero dose like to mess with the pope i dont think he will choose a sun knight only to “piss of the pope”

    • Noobie

      @kayue
      He’s an orphan as it was mentioned in the first volume of course he would want to have company like family. And I think it’s Sun’s deviousness and pure honesty that won Neo over. After all, He wanted to simply have brothers and not power which is why he wanted to be Sun Knight. It is also helps that he looks like the Sun Knight of Legends, Being dazzling and all.

  5. KuwaNeko

    “You’re not allowed to call me cute ever again, or else I will take you down with me, even if it kills me.”
    loooool, indeed, I don’t think anyone could defeat Neo and live. the pope is so cute. damn old geezer

    and both immediately putting up the act when they heard someone approach
    Neo and the pope are quite alike
    ———

    little Roland’s answer to the questions, so cute, and sooo out of place, he should have indeed taken the judgment exam instead
    ———

    yeah, Grisia knows all the strong ones, he’s good at reading people… though I certainly wouldn’t call ‘being a despicable person’ as a talent…. and he did get backup (and he did block a number of blows…)

    Grisia’s true reasons…. so cute…
    ———

    all thirteen in the wine cellar? and drinking together(masks off)?….. in what point in the timeline is this? post series?

    loool 12 completely wasted holly knights, lol a sight to be seen, or rather, don’t let the followers see

    “there was nothing more absurd than the fact that the Sun Knight had a wine cellar below his bedroom.”
    lol, tell that to the… what… second Sun Knight? whichever was the first one to create the cellar

    loool, everyone tried to get Grisia drunk; and they managed it (though it seems no one’s conscious enough (other than Roland) to appreciate it)

    “This was way too different from what he had always imagined of the Sun Knight’s image”
    and to think Roland would be the drinking fiend if he’d been choosen…

    thanks for the translation

    • dahlys

      Quote: “The Twelve Holy Knights and one royal knight who would soon be marrying the princess”

      Therefore this occurs shortly after the Elijah/Roland saga, that is, after the end of LSK V2 and before V3.

    • KuwaNeko

      @dahlys
      I too had thought that at first, though now it sounds rather unlikely to me that it’s between those two, specially considering the very start of V3 is a week after the end of V2, and knowing the ‘high and mighty’, even if the wedding is to a *cough*lowly royal knight*cough*, there is sure to be a big event (specially considering how big the birthdays of the previous king where), and right after that Sun departs.

      it had said in V2 that three months from the annunciation to the actual coronation (in that case) had been too short a time, (and I personally doubt the whole rescue the princes takes more than two… no wait… there is also the Roland/Tyler issue… so it can’t really take more than a month)

      there is also the fact that, at this given time, there wouldn’t really be a reason for the 12 to be so open and friendly to a royal knight, or not to be queasy between factions (Leaf seemed to be uncomfortable around Judgment in V1), or to actually know Sun is good with alcohol (since Storm seemed genuinely worried about Sun in V1)

      I was just wondering if there was a given date to the wedding in one of the future volumes

    • [email protected]@lker

      @KuwaNeko
      If you wait a bit until this Volume is finished, than you will understand the Side Storys better, because they are at the end of the Volume. A bit confusing, to post them while the Volume is not finished yet xD

    • Aviash

      @KuwaNeko
      the wedding might not be a big event after all if u remember the ideology of the current king.
      based on his coronatin event, the wedding will probably be a mild affair.

      remember i said it might be

  6. wow XD this really puts some context into how grisla became the sun knight XD
    hmm…if this was grisla then the other side story must be judgment…

    oh and it is quite neat to get a look at what neo was like when he was the sun knight XD

    • dahlys

      @Jasae Bushae
      Maybe you want to check the Chapter list to get a hint of what’s to come…

    • @dahlys
      OH GOSH! you updated the chapter list with the side stories~!

      Thank you~
      now lets see…
      1. grislas
      9. elmorys
      12. HAS to be judgments

      gaaah~ these are to vague. these are far far to vague XD i will have to wait and see tragically T_T
      the fourth side story sounds super duper spoilery and interesting
      and i cant help but wonder which one is clouds….
      -WAAAAH! so much to speculate over! >_<
      curse you dahyls for giving me so much fun storyness to anxiously speculate over in anticipation! XD

    • CocoFlower

      @Jasae Bushae
      From what I know:

      1) is Sun’s story
      3) Judge
      8) Storm
      9) Leaf

      I’m guessing that 4 might be Cloud’s, 6 is Ice, 7 Earth and 10 Blaze but that’s just my guesswork ^-^

    • eilinel

      Wondering shall I reveal the main character for each side story thus taking all the guesswork out or you readers feel it’s more fun to guess and see whether your guess is correct when the actual chapters came out?

    • @CocoFlower
      I now think that 10 is actually Storm’s story. Someone mentioned in one of the contests that Storm’s fighting style involves kicks.

    • @Jasae Bushae
      Side Story #1: sun
      Side Story #3: Judge
      Side Story #4: Sun + Neo (I think, might misstake it for another)
      Side Story #5: Judge + old Judge
      Side Story #6: Ice
      Side Story #7: Earth
      Side Story #8: Storm + Sun
      Side Story #9: Leaf
      Side Story #10: Blaze

      The translated titles are a bit different from the ones I read. but those are the ones I think I recognise

    • @Shmi
      awww~ really? i was hoping for short stories about moon and his girlfriend, cloud and other knightys for spoilerness XD

    • @Shmi
      oh you´ll get some fun little facts about some of them, and there are a few chapters that I didn´t recognise at all, so maybe the others show up in them instead.

      blazes and storms stories are awesome i can tell you XD can´t wait to read them here.

    • KuwaNeko

      @Shmi
      I think….
      Side Story #2: Blaze + Sun
      Side Story #12: Neo + Aldrizzt

      and no idea whatsoever of what story 11 could be about

    • @Shmi
      My guess for SS #12 is Sun again!

    • @dahlys
      I wonder how many people die in Side Story #4.

      Does 1/2 Prince have side stories as well?

    • lucathia

      1/2 Prince has extras, but those are all already included with the novels themselves. 1/2 Prince does have a short crossover with Kill No More, and there are some short interviews with the characters in the pocket edition, but nothing like these side stories.

  7. eVERYbodyEATS

    I LOVE YOU GUYS! I am so very proud to have been able to read stories like these. (: i can’t wait to enjoy the next one.

  8. Sevenxin

    well, that confirmed it, Roland would have been a terrible sun knight, that and now all the holy knight know where to get good wine in the church hahaha.
    oh and >< yay little Grisia, love him even more now.

  9. Karencita

    LOL its a talent to be despicable! xD

  10. And here I thought the Sun Knight would have to stand for justice. But I guess hard justice is more Judgement’s forte.

    Daaaw! Grisia is dorkable! Imagining him all beat up as a child just makes me go squeee! And even back then he knew how to take advantage of people.

    • Aviash

      @KatKat
      both sun & judgement stand for justice but in their own way.

      think of it as sun stands for mercy.
      while judgement stands for vengence

  11. OMG, it took a second reading of this to get it. I wondered why it was specifically mentioned that Grisia was covered in bruises but Roland was relatively uninjured. When Grisia said he helped out by block punches, he must have used himself as a human shield to protect Roland. Imma right? Imma’ight? Yeeeaaaahhhh.

    • Aviash

      @KatKat
      wrong
      it means roland was a good fighter so he aced the final selection battle

      however sun was a terrible swordsman and got injured in the exam

      i remember reading that they had a sparring match on thier selection day.

    • theresay

      @Aviash
      “Blink” Where did you read that? I don’t remember that part (about the match), and I’ve read all of the volumes and side stories several times.
      From the way YuWo wrote the story, it was a hint that Grisia did use himself as a shield to protect Roland.

    • Aviash

      @theresay
      yes she wrote that but if u read this chapter again u will find that the match took place after sometime from the fight, and grisia boasted about his wolverine like regeneration abilities after his first fight with the death knight(roland).

      and as for the fight its only mentioned as a passing remark when grisia was lamenting his fate.

      sorry about the late reply, was busy playing mass effect 3 and didnt came online.

    • theresay

      @Aviash
      So that was in the first book? Gotta reread it…By the way, how was ME3? I just finished Final Fantasy XIII-2, and am trying to decide whether to play Tales of Graces F or grab a disc from my ever increasing backlog =”=

    • @Aviash
      No, I think he was covered in bruises from he when shielded Roland. Even with the final selection battle, I think Grisia would’ve lost so fast he wouldn’t have had the chance to be completely beaten up. Plus, Neo asked Grisia those questions the day before the next Sun Knight was decided, so his wounds wouldn’t have had time to fully heal.

  12. dollyfishe

    so that Yu Wo wanted to say that grisia is Sun Knight from the beginning ^^
    thank you for the update :D

  13. Thank you for this chapter, I love this story! To think that the pope wanted Grisia in the church from the start, and he did get him, but not in the way he hoped. Little Grisia is so cute, and to think that as an adult he still feels the same way, even after everything he was put through during training.

    • Noobie

      @lulumoon
      Sad ain’t it? He could have been the greatest Pope in history, if only Neo didn’t choose him for a Sun knight…..

  14. wow that was a really interesting chapter! Well now we know that Sun wasn’t completely corrupted by his teacher…he was already corrupted when he got there !

  15. Just remembered something, seems like no one has caught it yet, but there are inconsistencies between the actual series and the side stories. I’m not telling you which is it…=p, but just to clarify, Yu Wo wrote the side stories after the series was more than half completed, so she admitted that she has forgotten about some of the minor details…and she asked readers not to pick her bones XD.

    • @eilinel
      XD Aren’t all the candidates supposed to be 10 years old when they’re chosen?

      Chosen at 10, train for 10 years, assume positions at 20, work for 10 years, train student for 10 years, retire at 40?

      In this story, everyone’s 12!

    • eilinel

      Not really the inconsistency I meant XD. If I remember correctly, the minimum age to be chosen for the next generation knights is 10 years old, but the current knight can pick an older candidate if he want to. You will see more in the volumes to come.

    • @eilinel
      That makes sense… That would allow for a wider seletion of candidates after all… And hopefully less bad eggs…

    • @15B
      Speaking of which, I only caught it the second time around but, the former Judgment Knight said his father beat his mother to death when he was 8 and then beat his 3-year-old sister to death when he was 12. So that means his sister was 3 even though his mother died 4 years prior? Is that a mistake or could they have had different mothers?

      Actually, wait. I thought about it and it would’ve worked out if the former Judgment was almost 9 when his mother died and she gave birth shortly before that. Guess I answered my own question.

    • forenza pari

      @eilinel
      is the fact that judge said that he never met Roland before but here they are fighting side by side
      and that the young sun knight said that he met the young judge knight after they have been selected

    • eilinel

      @forenza pari
      I knew that someone will found it eventually…XD. Yep, you are right~

    • Aviash

      @eilinel
      it could be that judgement only helped theem and he didnt pay attention to them as he was a candidate for the cruel cold hearted fraction & they for for the good and warm fraction.

    • Noobie

      @eilinel
      it is also a possibility that he is so focused on serving judgment being serious and all, it didn’t matter to him whom he was saving.

    • Aviash

      @eilinel
      u might be thinking along a different pathway, remember given a hint about something people tend to arrive at different solutions.

  16. Reading this right after the sacrifice chapter makes Grisia’s last answer even more perfect.

  17. thanks for the chapter!~ Little Grisia is the cutest! :D

  18. NeoWarrior

    The drunk party must be during the knight´s bachelor´s party.

  19. you know, i was wondering…
    dont “for you all” sounds weird?
    i think its better if “for all of you”

    • lucathia

      We considered various translations but settled on “For You All” though yeah, it does sound a little strange!

  20. o.o *something seems to click*
    *little flame of hope flares up after being nearly extinguished under a deluge of dark, oppressive thoughts*
    =D I was puzzled at why there is only a week left of April and there’s still six chapters left to release. Until it occured to me that you’re probably going to work really hard to translate so many of them and send them all out on Yu Wo’s birthday!~ (That would be awesome!!!) And the only reason that the two chapters already released this month was:
    1. You didn’t want to leave us stuck with only an audio of v3c7 of Legend of the Sun Knight, thereby driving many fans to some form of extreme insanity from spending hours listening to amgine re-reading the chapter. (Re-read and re-read!~ You’ll understand it better the third time! Even better on the fifth! … After the 20+th time… It really gets old…)
    2. The Short Story was to act as a teaser for the rest of the short stories and keep us excited and bouncing up and down like a tennis ball. (This reminds me of people trying to sell a product…)
    3. You also needed to make it less likely that people would continue to injure one of your C/E editors mentally…
    *flame of hope chases away the spirits of doubt*

    By the way… O.O Are you all O.K. with translating that much at once? *stares at a line of Chinese text, gets a headache* I can’t imagine that you’d really come through unscathed when you translate whole chapters… *starts passing out medicines* >.> They’re all placeboes, but they work!

    • lucathia

      All chapters go through one final stage of proofreading at the very end. That’s where the chapters are right now! Our work is staggered over many months, so the chapters from this month are actually the result of several months worth of work. It just so happens that we have quite a few chapters that have finally reached the final stage this month thanks to our new proofreaders. So rest assured we are not insane and translating eight chapters all at once, haha.

      Please do not injure the C/E editors. Things are out of their hands now. =P

  21. I stopped to read this just after that chapter when Sun revives Leaf. I CRIED. The chapter had already made me emotional, so I couldn’t help but cry…
    To have eleven brothers…
    I have a soft spot for people who feel lonely somehow.

  22. It’s nice to see that Neo had put more thought into it the selection than the readers were originally led to believe. Even if the frustration to teach Grisia swordsmanship and horsemanship nearly killed him several times.

    So there are some minor inconsistencies in the side story. I’m willing to deal with those over major plot holes and/or contradictions that never get resolved.

  23. Which book are the side stories from? :O I have all 8 books of the legend of the sun knight but I can’t find any of the side stories…

  24. Neo looked at Roland, whose face, arms, and calves weren’t covered by his clothes, and could be seen to have next to no wounds. He then lowered his head to look at Grisia whose skin was covered in bruises.
    Does this mean that Grisia’s face, arms, and calves were covered by clothes? I think it would make better sense if it was “weren’t covered by bruises” or if the face part was deleted because if his face is covered by clothes…

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