½ Prince V8C5: Departure

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½ Prince Volume 8: Eternal Legend

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 5: Departure – translated by lucathia

“Everyone, come here for a moment.” Lolidragon suddenly mysteriously gathered everyone together.

“Lolidragon, what are you doing?” I had just been having an awesome battle with Cold Fox, and there were only three days left before our two weeks were up. Even though I had long passed level B, I had still not reached level A. Cold Fox even coldly tossed me the words, “Not even close,” making me feel super pissed off. If I didn’t pass level A to prove myself to Cold Fox, how would I ever feel satisfied?

“Stop grumbling and hurry over!” Lolidragon walked in front of a large screen, pressed a few buttons, and then the screen displayed… an excited Sunshine and an exasperated Kenshin!

“Fairsky!” With incomparable excitement, Sunshine gazed at Fairsky.

“Sunshine!” Immediately, Fairsky rushed to the front of the screen, almost pressing her entire body against it. Rapidly, she fired off like a machine gun, “Sunshine, are you alright in the game? You haven’t been bullied by players or NPCs, have you? Do you have enough to eat? When you’re cold, remember to wear more clothes.”

“Okay, I’ll wear more clothes.” Sunshine smiled idiotically in his overwhelming happiness. (You’re an AI… You try getting sick!)

Since Sunshine already had someone caring for him, I also asked after Kenshin. “Kenshin, how have you been?”

“Not too good.” Kenshin furrowed his brows.

Originally, I had only asked in afterthought. I didn’t think Kenshin would actually answer “not good.” I blanked out for a moment before I hurriedly asked in worry, “Has something happened?”

“NPCs have been endlessly attacking the cities. With just Sunshine, AnRui, Fire Phoenix, Meatbun, and I, plus a few other players of Infinite City defending, things are a little tough.” Kenshin revealed a worried expression.

“NPCs are attacking the cities?” My eyes widened. What in the world is going on? NPCs are actually attacking the cities now?

“Besides Infinite City, all the other cities have been attacked too, and the damage is extremely extensive. Right now, fewer and fewer players dare to log on to Second Life.” Sunshine even revealed a helpless smile as he said, “In contrast, there are a lot of NPCs running about now.”

“Sorry, we don’t have the manpower to protect Sun, Moon, and Star Cities,” said Kenshin faintly.

“That’s fine.” I was thankful from the bottom of my heart. “You’re willing to help us protect Infinite City. I am super, super thankful to all of you for that.”

“Sunshine, Kenshin, have you helped us pinpoint Long Dian’s current location?” asked Lolidragon urgently.

“Pinpointing Long Dian’s location? What’s going on?” I asked in incomprehension.

Lolidragon rolled her eyes. “Idiot! If even the government is unable to find Long Dian, how would we be able to find him? Of course we have to depend on NPCs with self-awareness just like he does!”

Sunshine smiled as he said, “We found him. Fortunately, the Dictator wasn’t on guard against the two of us. When I ran into him, the Dictator even greeted me and told me to treat Fairsky well. He told me that a girl like Fairsky is very rare.”

Fairsky couldn’t help but blush. “That’s not true, I’m so overbearing…”

Sunshine revealed a passionate expression. “Fairsky is lively and honest. I love Fairsky the most.”

Hearing this, Fairsky’s face looked even more like a cooked crab, with how red it was.

“Alright, if you want to profess your love to each other, do that later off to the side. Right now, tell us where Long Dian is located first.” Lolidragon spread her two hands out, looking helplessly at this pair of lovers who did not know what being corny meant.

“He’s on an island.” After Sunshine spoke, a world map suddenly appeared on the screen. Slowly, the map locked onto a specific area. Lastly, a small island appeared on the map.

“An island! That makes things difficult. How are we going to escape the Dictator of Life’s notice and reach that island?” Lolidragon furrowed her brows. With the Dictator of Life’s power, if we even approached the island’s vicinity, we would be discovered.

“Simple.” Calmly, Kenshin said, “In two days, the government will send supplies to Long Dian. All you have to do is sneak onto that airship. Sunshine and I will help you avoid the Dictator of Life’s detection.”

“Whoa, you can even do something like that?” I stared at Kenshin in shock.

Kenshin fell silent for a while before he said, “Originally, the fusion plan would have worked as well if Long Dian wanted to fuse with either me or Sunshine, but the Dictator convinced Long Dian, so Long Dian decided to continue fusing with the Dictator…”

Everyone fell silent. I sincerely believed that the Dictator of Life would definitely do this. He was… truly too kind.

“Prince, I leave the Dictator to you.” Kenshin looked straight at me.

“Don’t worry. Even if you didn’t ask me, I would definitely save him.” Without a hint of cowardice, I looked at Kenshin, and Kenshin, who always had a cold face, actually revealed a rare smile.

“Okay, then let’s decide on who will go.” Lolidragon revealed a cruel smile. “Cold Fox goes without saying. Nan Gong Zui has also reached level B for some time. Prince has passed as well. Wicked also has no problems. Feng Wu Qing has also passed, and of course so did Wolf-dàgē. Lastly, there’s also me. I’ve successfully passed!”

“Boo, can’t Doll go?” Doll’s two eyes filled with tears. “Doll also passed.”

“No!” Everyone yelled at the same time.

“Princess, if something were to happen to you, it would cause a grave foreign affair problem.” Yu Lian-dàsăo furrowed her brows.

“Oh…” Doll couldn’t help pouting, but she also knew the severity of the situation, so she did not argue any further.

“Fairsky and Phoenix are out too. As expected, asking women to train and reach level B in two short weeks is a bit too much.” Lolidragon shook her head and sighed, forgetting that there were three women who trained and passed level B in two short weeks, and one of them was even herself.

Fairsky and Phoenix smiled helplessly.

“Let me go!” An incomparably mournful and unrelenting sound arose. Yes, Gui was currently pulling on the corner of my shirt as if his life depended on it, and he kept repeating, “Let me go let me go let me go…”

I helplessly lowered my head to look at him. “But you haven’t passed…”

“I know.” Gui dispiritedly let his shoulders drop.

“Then don’t go and be a burden!” said Wicked, mercilessly.

Gui’s shoulders shuddered, but he still persevered. “I want to go.”

“Based on what abilities?” Wicked went as far as roaring, “Do you want to drag Xiao Lan down? Do you want her to lose her focus in dangerous moments to protect you?”

“I…” In pain, Gui used both hands to cover his face. “I want to go with Prince.”

I felt a little sorry for him, but I still did not plan on letting Gui go. After all, it was too dangerous, and I did not want to see anyone get hurt. “You can just wait for me here. It’s alright even if you don’t go with me.”

“I…” After Gui barely managed to squeeze this word out, he slowly lowered his head and said no more.

Even though I knew Gui was very disappointed, I could do nothing about it. I could only leave him and start discussing with Lolidragon. How were we going to stow away on the airship the government was going to use to send supplies to Long Dian?

“We can help you avoid all detection from machines, but you will have to avoid human eyes by yourself,” Kenshin clearly explained what he could do.

After I heard this, I happily said, “That’s enough.” Even though someone like Long Dian had appeared and caused the entire world to begin worrying about the usage of computers, we had been dependent on computers and the internet for such a long time already. Humans became unable to step away from technology ages ago. Even with Long Dian’s appearance, people were still depending mostly on computers for surveillance.

“Lolidragon, remember to download me into a small computer that you can bring along with you. This way, I can help control the situation on the scene, and I can also keep in contact with Sunshine in case we need to change tactics.” For the first time, Kenshin lengthily rambled on, “The two of us are not as powerful as the Dictator and cannot be in too many places at the same time. This is the most we can do.”

“That is enough.” I nodded my head.

After stowing away on the government ship, I could only call the experience a thrilling and exciting activity, as well as an unsuitable exercise for people with bad hearts.

Thankfully, everyone’s hearts were functioning quite normally. With Cold Fox’s expertise in stealth, along with Kenshin and Sunshine’s guidance, we were, on a whole, alarmed but not in danger of a heart attack…

“Ah, I’m actually knowingly committing a crime. This is bad!” Even though Nan Gong Zui had protested before our departure, he still obediently accompanied us in breaking the law because our current situation left us with no choice. He even utilized his position as a police officer to help us avoid many dangerous traps.

However, once we stepped onto the ship, we discovered that the situation was kind of bad. The ship’s cargo capacity truly wasn’t very large, so there wasn’t enough space for all of us to hide in. The moment the government began transporting supplies onto the ship, they would discover the lot of us for sure.

I clenched my teeth and then yelled at the tablet pc Lolidragon held in her hands, “Kenshin, start up this airship and head toward Long Dian’s location, then seal off the government’s communication with Long Dian. Don’t let them use computers to contact Long Dian to alert him about the ship being seized.”

“Are you planning on directly impersonating government workers to head over there?” Lolidragon was stunned.

By the time I finished instructing Kenshin, the airship had already begun launching. Kenshin also straightforwardly said, “The government workers are pressing closer. There’s no time for hesitation. I will start the ship. Everyone, please stay seated and buckle your seat belts.”

Hearing this, we immediately found seats and sat down. We almost didn’t have time to buckle our seat belts when all of a sudden the airship’s main body shook and then we took off, rising into the sky in an instant.

“Sunshine, have you opened the gate?” Kenshin’s face appeared on the airship’s screen. Next to his face there was a small image of Sunshine, like Kenshin was communicating with him.

“I am in the process of opening it, but we’re too pressed for time, so there’s no way for me to open it wide.” Very professionally, Sunshine said, “Kenshin, it would be best if you tilt the airship vertically to fly through.”

“Understood.” Kenshin still had no expression on his face, but in an instant, the airship went from a horizontal state to a vertical state.

“I have this feeling like I’m riding a clam…” Yang Ming’s face was pale as he recalled the frightening memories of riding AnRui.

“Kenshin, there are small airships chasing you from behind.” After Sunshine said this, a radar image appeared on the screen. There were truly some small airships chasing us from behind.

“They seem hostile.” Sunshine wrinkled his brows. “Should we retaliate?”

I had a sudden flash of inspiration. “Sunshine, you can pretend to be the Dictator of Life and issue them a warning, telling them not to chase us, or else we’ll launch nuclear weapons.”

Happily, Sunshine smiled and said, “Okay, this way we won’t have to attack them.”

It only took a moment for the small airships behind us to stop. They no longer dared to take any action, and they let us swagger through the gates in our departure.

After all this, we finally breathed a sigh of relief.

“Well then, I’m going to focus all of my efforts on stopping the government from releasing a public statement. Kenshin, I’m going to leave it to you to help them avoid the Dictator’s detection.” Sunshine’s happily smiling face slowly disappeared from the screen.

Under Kenshin’s control, the airship flew very smoothly. I couldn’t help but break the silence, lamenting, “In the past, if someone had told me that I would steal a government airship, I would definitely have scolded him for being such an alarmist.”

Hearing my words, Nan Gong Zui smiled wryly. “I had the same thought.”

Everyone started laughing, and since I was bored sitting on the airship, I started thinking about Cold Fox’s strong fighting abilities and his expertise in stealth. I couldn’t help but ask, “Cold Fox, just how did you gain such a strong fighting ability?”

Once my words left my mouth, everyone stared curiously at Cold Fox. It looked like they had been harboring the same question for quite a while.

“My family is part of the criminal underworld,” said Cold Fox simply.

Everyone fell silent for a bit until Nan Gong Zui couldn’t help but ask, “Even if crime syndicates know how to use a dao, it’s still only used under circumstances with no other alternatives. They will definitely use guns if guns are available. A crime syndicate member like you using flying daggers for all situations, I really haven’t seen before…” As Nan Gong Zui trailed off, Cold Fox remained silent. Instead, it was Nan Gong Zui himself who stopped as if he was thinking about something.

Finally, Nan Gong Zui carefully asked, “You can’t be… someone from the Guan Dong Group?”

Guan Dong Zhu1? Hasn’t this type of food been gone for a long time? I thought I was the only one who knew about the deliciousness of this type of food. I didn’t think Nan Gong Zui would also be interested in it.

“No.” Cold Fox glanced at Nan Gong Zui. Just as Nan Gong Zui started relaxing visibly, Cold Fox wore an extremely rare smile as he said, “I am a member of the Ice Emperor Syndicate.”

Ice Emperor Syndicate? I was completely confused, but Nan Gong Zui’s mouth dropped wide open, making me very worried that his jaw might fall off at any time. After a moment, he revealed an expression of sudden realization as he shouted, “Silver-Masked Quick Fox from the Ice Emperor Syndicate! My god! How come I didn’t make the connection?”

I was still completely confused, but my brother Yang Ming had already revealed an expression full of worship. Touched, he said, “Who knew that I was guided by Silver-Masked Quick Fox in martial arts? Sniff, my life is complete.”

Is this really such a big deal? Before, he had still been mocking Cold Fox with “Xiaoli Feidao,” yet now he looked like a rabid fan of Cold Fox. I couldn’t help but cut in, “What’s going on? What’s the Ice Emperor Syndicate? Silver-Masked Quick Fox?”

“Oh please, Sis, the righteous syndicate of the criminal underworld, Ice Emperor Syndicate. You don’t know about them? The Ice Emperor Syndicate has a famous assassin—Silver-Masked Quick Fox. You don’t know about him? He was rumored to be a fierce person who killed the prime ministers of two countries.” Yang Ming revealed an expression that implied I was truly ignorant and inexperienced, but he suddenly thought of something else and loudly shouted, “My god! My sis was actually able to spar against Silver-Masked Quick Fox for ten minutes. Sis, you’ve become a top tier fighter.”

Blankly, I looked toward Cold Fox. This guy got rid of the prime ministers of two countries?

“They don’t count as prime ministers. They were merely the military leaders of rebellions from small countries,” explained Cold Fox indifferently.

That’s still impressive… So this guy really is a terrorist. I tilted my head to think. Oh well, it’s not like there are many ordinary people among this group.

“We have arrived above the island.” Kenshin calmly said, “Prepare for landing.”

Quietly, we sat in our seats to wait for landing, but when the airship finally rocked slightly once we landed, all of us impatiently undid our seatbelts.

“I can’t help you with what follows.” Kenshin straightforwardly said, “I will remain here to look after the airship and wait for your return. Sunshine will be responsible for shielding all of you from here on out, but we don’t know how effective Sunshine will be against the Dictator of Life. Be careful.”

I nodded my head. “Got it.”

One after another, everyone got off the ship. When I abruptly turned my head to look, Cold Fox had his gaze fixed on the screen on Kenshin. In a cool voice, he asked, “When everything’s over, come to my place? I can guarantee your safety.”

Kenshin fell silent for a good while. “We’ll speak later. For now… Help me protect Prince.”

“Got it.” Cold Fox didn’t pursue the matter further, and turned to leave.

Kenshin actually cares this much about me. I couldn’t help crack a smile. So this guy is also the type to be cold on the outside, but warm on the inside.

Once I left the airship, I surveyed our surroundings. Other than the aircraft parking lot where we parked the airship, the other areas made me feel like I had arrived at a primitive forest, but this was fine. This way, we didn’t have to be worried about not being able to find Long Dian on this small island. The entire island only had one building. Even a world-class idiot with directions like me could leisurely walk up to the place.

“Everyone, hide. Something’s coming,” Cold Fox warned suddenly. We quickly hid in the thickets surrounding us, and then we peered through the small openings between the leaves.

Two robots were walking toward our direction. One was a humanoid robot while the other was a horse-shaped robot, and it was even pulling along a horse carriage that I had only ever seen in my history textbooks.

The two robots stopped in front of the airship, and the humanoid robot even walked into the airship. It didn’t take long for him to walk out and broadcast, “The inside of the airship contains no supplies; the inside of the airship contains no supplies… Airship, the airship has not landed yet… The airship has crashed.” Once he said this, the humanoid robot led the horse-shaped robot and left.

What happened? The airship was perfectly alright and parked right there, yet this robot first said the airship hadn’t landed, and then said the airship had crashed. Just which nerve of this robot’s– No, I mean, just which screw of this robot’s wasn’t screwed tightly, causing its brain to break down?

Lolidragon walked out of the thickets and called out to us. “Come over quickly. Sunshine has already helped us in confusing that robot.”

I suddenly realized that it was Sunshine who had done this. I hurried out of the thickets, asking, “Are we heading to the building now?”

“Wait for a moment. Sunshine said that this place is strange. He wants to look into it first.” Lolidragon wrinkled her brows in apparent worry.

After a while, Sunshine’s warm voice came out of the tablet pc in Lolidragon’s hand. “Phew, I spent a lot of effort deactivating the building’s security system so that it won’t react to you, but be careful everyone. My control against robots isn’t great. Inside that building, there are a few robots that I was unable to hack into.”

“Got it. When we see robots, we will try to evade as many as we can.” I nodded my head.

It was truly apt calling this an island with a primitive forest. All around us were trees, and it looked like humans had yet to develop the area. If it weren’t for that building, I would absolutely never believe that someone had come here before.

Stepping over the ground that was overgrown with moss and crawling with vines and weeds, our group passed through very carefully. Although I was the nimble type, I still stumbled a lot, so don’t even mention the others… Of course, this didn’t include Cold Fox and Lolidragon. Cold Fox’s abilities could already be described as inhuman, and Lolidragon was a thief that could even burrow underground in-game, so a little forest like this wouldn’t trip her up.

What was lucky for us was that this small island was as described: truly very small. We didn’t have to walk for long before the entirety of the building clearly came into our view.

The entire building looked like an old, five-story apartment. It had ugly, ash-colored walls and a rectangular shape… What was different was that it did not have any windows, not even a single one. The entire wall was bare, and the only door flashed with the gleam of metal. It looked like it would not be easy to break, and by each side of the door stood a humanoid robot.

“No windows. This is actually not what I expected,” Cold Fox murmured.

“Are we going to break through the front door? Or does Sunshine have other means?” I asked.

“You can enter through the front door. I already told the robots by the door to let you inside,” came Sunshine’s voice from the tablet pc.

I took a deep breath. “Then let’s go.” After I said this, I took the lead, walking toward the two robots by the door. Nonetheless, when I walked by them, I still could not resist timidly looking their way. However, they did not react even the slightest bit, so I finally relaxed. When I walked up to the door, an ethereal, androgynous voice came from the door.

“Confirming the identities of the arriving parties. Please do not move. Begin scan… Scan concluded. Your arrival brings much joy, Prince.” Once the ethereal, androgynous voice finished speaking, the metal door slowly opened.

I walked inside, and my companions behind me also followed me in. Except for an old elevator, the place was absolutely empty.

“Then there’s no choice except to enter the elevator?” I motioned toward the elevator, turning my head to ask for everyone’s opinions.

Everyone nodded their heads. Only Cold Fox showed hesitation on his face. I couldn’t help but ask, “Cold Fox? Do you think that something’s wrong?”

Cold Fox lightly wrinkled his brows and said, “It’s too simple, so simple that it’s strange.”

“You’re saying that the course of events that got us here was too simple?” I carefully pondered Cold Fox’s words. True, this is really not what I had expected. Even the government has no choice but to follow Long Dian’s words, yet we were able to come here so easily?

“Oh please, what was easy about this? You guys just don’t know how hard it was.” Lolidragon rolled her eyes and started explaining, “Dian can now control all of the satellites of the world. These satellites alone are enough for him to seize control over the entire world’s transport means. Also, without satellites to probe for us, trying to find a small island in the boundless ocean would require more luck than Columbus finding new land.

“On top of that, this island is completely protected by a heat-sensing apparatus. Unless your body temperature is lower than zero degrees Celsius, you will be discovered immediately. Even if you were to wear a special outfit that completely insulated you, how would you reach this island? Any ships or planes that approach would be discovered right away.

“Unless you row a canoe or swim over,” added Lolidragon in a disdainful tone. Of course, that was something that would never happen.

“If someone unexpectedly found this place, then they could have directly launched missiles to destroy the island,” Wicked tried to raise a conjecture.

Lolidragon shook her finger. “First, all of the missiles in the entire world are pretty much under Dian’s command. Even if the government immediately makes new missiles, and they don’t connect to any internet system and don’t use the satellites to direct the missiles’ flight, Dian still has all types of missiles from all over the world under his control. He can use those to intercept them.”

Lastly, Lolidragon simply said, “Reaching this island is actually a very, very difficult task. If not for Sunshine and Kenshin’s existence, I would never have let any of you take part in that special training because we wouldn’t have had any means of finding this island. Don’t even mention actually coming to the island.”

“Phew, then it’s a good thing the Dictator of Life returned Kenshin and Sunshine to us at that time, or else we would have had our hands bound without being able to do anything about it.” I sighed in relief, and turned my head to ask Cold Fox, “Then can we enter now?”

Cold Fox paused for a bit before he nodded his head.

“Okay, let’s enter the elevator, everyone.” I took the lead and walked into the elevator. With the robots outside and the deactivated security system as examples, I no longer doubted Sunshine’s abilities.

This is an ordinary and standard elevator. I sincerely believed this, and I even felt it needed a good fixing. There was nothing inside the elevator except for a few number buttons for the different floors, but what was strange was that other than the digit two that was glowing, all the other buttons were darkened. When I pressed the numbers that weren’t glowing, the elevator did not respond at all. Could it be… We can only go to the second floor? With trepidation, I pressed the two.

The elevator immediately moved, slowly rising. In a short while, we arrived at the second floor, and the door slowly opened…

I sucked in my breath. In front of my eyes, there was… What kind of animal is this? I really didn’t know. I could only tell that its outer appearance was like that of a huge, white dog, but it felt a little more noble and elegant than a dog… Curse it! This was the first time I’d ever used descriptions like “noble” and “elegant” to describe an animal.

Its face was exceptionally unusual with a snout that was particularly sharp, and its two eyes were particularly slender as well, giving off a clever and crafty kind of feeling. Its tail was even stranger. It actually had nine tails, and its nine large tails were waving behind it.

“A nine-tailed fox?” Cold Fox couldn’t refrain from lightly shouting out.

Footnotes

1 Guan Dong Zhu: Pronounced the same as Guan Dong Group but written with different Chinese characters, Guan Dong Zhu refers to oden, a type of Japanese dish that contains several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, and fish cakes in broth. “Guan Dong” is the Chinese pronunciation of Kantou, an area in Japan.

81 Responses

  1. Yay a new chapter!!!
    Thank You So Much =D
    I knew Cold Fox wasn’t normal, but for him to be a criminal….
    All I have to say was that I did not see that one coming.
    A nine tailed fox?!
    I can’t wait for the next chaper=D

  2. what….???? kyuubi????

  3. So Cold Fox is an assassin? Does this mean Second Life was a busman’s vacation for him?
    And since Kenshin was originally an assassin too, wouldn’t it be a really bad thing if those two got together in the real world??

    • dollyfishe

      @kayue
      aa ?? is it mention somewhere that kenshin is an assasin ? i mean, it is the character on the game decided on him. but originally he’s just a person without any further explanation that killed by dian to lived on the game as NPC right ? i still couldnt imagine kenshin being an assasin that’s good with computer tho @@ i mean, u cannot hack DOL without any expertise in that right ?

    • @dollyfishe
      Well I think @kayue is referring to the original series that Kenshin was in (Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin) and Kenshin was a assassin in the Meiji era.

      And pertaining to your questions about Kenshin’s computer skills. He could have obtain his skills when he was still stuck as a boss npc, or he could have been taught by Lolidragon, Cold Fox, or The Dictator himself. I don’t really remember when The Dictator had Kenshin and Sunshine in captivity but I guess he did because Xiao Lan mentioned it in this chapter. ._. Oh you self-awareness NPCs and your amazing skills to be aware~

    • dollyfishe

      @田中
      i do know that kenshin is an assassin, but me talking bout the kenshin true self ^^
      i dont meant that sunshine or kenshin being captured by DOL, but to “trick” DOL, u need some expertise in hacking area dont u ? if u merely just learn bout computers and bout hacking, i dont think u can fool DOL who can even control all the computers on the world @@ but well, i guess it’s just out of question. how else dian tricked kenshin and everyone to do the experiments he planned of if they were not a bunch of computer freak.

  4. Cold Fox really is scary…

  5. Thanks for the new chapter!

  6. I was practically squealing through the entire chapter XD
    Poor Gui, but I kinda expected it lols
    When Prince described Kenshin as cold but warm, instant thought = Tsundere! :P

    I can’t wait! I’m excited for the ending XD
    Seriously, you can’t imagine how grateful I am ^_^

  7. dollyfishe

    That’s still impressive… So this guy really is a terrorist. I tilted my head to think. Oh well, it’s not like there are many ordinary people among this group. <<< cant stop laughing for this ^o^

    thanx for the update \(^^)/

  8. o.o I think Cold Fox is right…It was easy…or maybe Long Dian is just kindhearted? If he was really that crafty he would have taken into account Kenshin and Sunshine as AIs too.

    And Cold Fox is a terrorist PRO~~~~and he wants Kenshin….. ._.

    A nine tailed fox o.o Where in the world did he find one?!?
    Poor Gui..at least he’s a genius~
    ARIGATOU PR!!! Thank you really for updating ^^

  9. thanks PR!!
    now now,, kyuubi?
    lol
    i think there will be a trap somewhere, or dictactor won’t let sunshine and kenshin go to help prince
    (i dont think he really want to help to destroy his creator..)

  10. Antloavina

    I can’t help but wondering if Cold Fox and Kenshin get together who would bottom?

  11. wow! cooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllll!

  12. immasweetslovinggirl

    …WTF???!!!!! YU WO YOU LIKE DOING THIS DON’T YOU making Cold fox a like assassin for a gang group

  13. NeoWarrior

    I bet several hundred dollars that Gui is going to either swim or canoe to the island, thereby saving everyone when the ship they came in is destroyed…

    Wait… Did Long Dian figured out a way to manifest NPC’s into the real world? maybe the technology can be used on Kenshin and Sunshine for a “Happily Ever After” sort of finale…?

    • RurouniAlchemist25

      @NeoWarrior
      I like the way you think, NeoWarrior. XD
      Gui does seem like the type who would at least try something ridiculous like that. And since he’s a genius, he might actually succeed! Also, I really want “a ‘Happily Ever After’ sort of finale” for Kenshin and Sunshine!

    • @RurouniAlchemist25
      happily ever after for Kenshin is to became cold fox’s honey >.< lol
      don't they (NPC with self awareness) was a human? but their mind is forced to the game, and their body is destroyed. am i wrong?

    • @Anna
      No, you’re not wrong. They used to be actual people, however Long Dian forced their consciousnesses into the game and destroyed their bodies, leaving them trapped there. They don’t seem to have any recollection of their previous lives either.

  14. Why do all chapters just have to come out when I’m on a lecture????
    It must be a curse or smth…
    I love Cold Fox))))) Even thou his a assassin))))
    Dian totally led them. There is no doubt about it.

  15. Lan doesn’t know what a fox looks like?
    That shocks me more than Cold Fox’ identity. And poor Gui. Well, he can keep Doll company, drinking tea and eating cookies and creating massive deadly weapons.

    C-A

  16. I couldn’t even imagine that cold fox is a terrorist.
    Then if he married kenshin -> it’ll be a pro terrorist
    woa~ :D

    • @Crues
      i don’t think cold fox is aptly a “terrorist” but more of a vigilante. but his skills are indeed terrifying.

  17. nine tailed fox? what? how does that relate? ahh, as always i am very exited for the next chapter! thank you for translating!

  18. yay! thank you for the new chapter! >w<
    and wow. cold fox is a terrorist?! Impressive… i think cold fox has become one of my favorite characters xD

  19. Ok, so: Cold Fox is a pro assassin from the underworld… somewhat expected; afterall Xiao Lan herself said that there are not normal peoples in their group. Kenshin is a tsundere (and maybe, he has some ’till now hidden feelings for Xiao Lan too… Don’t know, but it seems a rather common choice to fall for her, lately XD).
    I feel bad for Gui… He could have made a point on his IQ, as an excuse to go with the other…
    And now what? A nine tailed fox? Are we in the game again? *___*

    Sorry for my awful english… I’m still studying

    • RurouniAlchemist25

      @mandacait
      Actually, your English was not noticeably different from that of an American (I’m an American so I can say that; not sure how close it is to British English though). The only things that might be a bit off are:
      “not normal peoples in their group.” The “peoples” would usually be “people”.
      “Common choice to fall for her, lately” The comma between “her” and “lately” normally wouldn’t be there.
      “excuse to go with the other…” “Other” would be “others” in this situation.
      Sorry for being picky, but I’m half English teacher in both my mother and my father’s sides of the family. XD
      Also, I quite agree with your comments! Where on earth did the nine tailed fox come from?!?

  20. finaly. new chapter…but a nine tailed fox? my first thought:naruto and 1/2 prince….this author watches a lot of anime doesn’t she.?
    also thank you PR!!!! i just hope Gui finds his way there on his own and sweeps her off her feet. XD

  21. Is this happening in game, cos’ a nine-tailed fox is just… o.O
    You just can’t help liking Cold Fox more and more, huh? #^_^#
    Anyway, thanks for translating!

  22. Mounting foreboding…

    *wakuwaku, wakuwaku*

  23. Honestly, I don’t blame Nan Gong Zui for not noticing the connection between “Cold Fox” and “Silver Mask Quick Fox” ~~
    When someone jokes about Cold Fox being an assassin in real life… we laugh it off until… TADDAA! INSTANT REAL LIFE ASSASSIN; then the laughs die and our eyes become all buggy wide. LOL

    I wonder how Kenshin is gonna get to Cold Fox’s place though… I see it as his head and body appears on the tablet like display… so I guess Kenshin will be transported via screen monitors? which is pretty funny, if you ask me. XD

    anyway thank youuuuuu, PR! ♥

  24. yay thank you so much for this!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KINDNESS from: a Yu Wo fangirl in Guatemala

  25. Wow. Nine-tailed fox. Can’t say I saw that coming. Guess we’ll just have to wait to see why its there… Yay! Kenshine and Sunshine are back! °>_<° Heh, poor Gui… OMG!! Kenshin smiled!! °_~ Can't wait to see what that looks like in the manga.. Anxious (as always) for the next chapter… Thank you so so much for taking time out of your lives to translate this for everyone all you wonderful people behind Prince Revolution! *bows* Man, I love you all so much I'd do just about anything to give you all a great big bear hug…and I've never really been a mushy person. *sends out cyber hugs to all of Prince Revolution* And just one more thing, hope I don't bug anyone, or if someone already informed you then just ignore this next bit, shouldn't "Kenshin actually cares this much about me. I couldn’t help crack a smile" actually be 'I couldn't help but crack a smile'? Either way, thanks, and don't neglect your health! ^_^

    • NeoWarrior

      @Willowtm
      Kenshin smiled when he saw the ocean for the first time… This is his second smile, not the first one! If you want to see him smiling, go look in the manga, the proper area, and:
      thou shall see upon thee rare raise of lip

  26. Little Writer

    Yay! Half Prince is OUT! Now, all that needs to happen is that we have a yandere in the group…
    Oh wait, that’s Feng Lan. Never mind. ^^
    LOL, Cold Fox the criminal. Nan Gong Zui the baby-faced police. Long Shui Han, the daughter of a CEO, but needs to work. Wicked and Gui are bishies. Need I say more? Feng Lan the singer/tranny/beauty. Feng Wu Qing, who loves the aforementioned daughter. Ah~ This chapter made my day fantastic.
    A nine tailed fox? NARUTO-was my first thought. Hahaha, can’t wait to see where this goes…
    Also, Celestial, my favorite he-she beauty, WHERE ARE YOU~
    Yay! Thank you for translating once again!

  27. cool!!! thaanks PR!!! cant wait for the next chapter :0 :) :) :)

  28. THANK YOU SO MUCH! AWESOME!

  29. Thank you for the new chapter!
    (Does anyone else expect the fox to be extremely friendly instead of hostile…?)

    • dollyfishe

      @15B
      no … the fox should be some kind of guard for dian *just my thought*
      but that is interested ^^ what about the fox is some of the robot which sunshine able to hack ? i would like to see that :D

  30. A white… nine tailed…fox… Suddenly a certain pokemon pops into my head. Coughninetailscough.
    Prince is so right. No one in their group is normal, and that makes the story that much more awesome.
    I love this story. I love you all for translating this story (along with the other amazing stories you’re doing). Thanks you so much.

  31. Ahahahaha cold-fox, the great and mighty assassin of the future. Call me mainstream but the throwing knife and general mastery of combat by cold fox always made me think of assassins creed. Kinda figures it’d be almost impossible to make it onto an island.

    Thanks for the translation PR!! I love you all

  32. i confess i was honestly starting to wonder if he was dark sun from eclipse hunter ^^;

    • @Jasae Bushae
      LOL!!! I can just imagine Yu Wo saying, “OH! Well there goes Cold Fox on another one of his special missions again, just casually jumping from series-to-series again. He’s such a great assassin.”

  33. Thanks for the new chapter!!! I bet the Gui is also in the island… Of course he will never just sit down and relax while his beloved Prince is fighting… XD… hihihi… Cold Fox… I knew he was smething like that………………. Nine-tailed fox… is actually a robot maybe? ? ? and yes… they easily entered the island with Sunshine and Kenshin”s help… what if Long Dian actually knew it from the start and sent Sunshine and Kenshin to bring them there???

    • dollyfishe

      @charm
      i think the one that let them visit the island is DOL not dian … but … somehow arent u curious on how the gate scan greets lan as prince ? dian must know now they are in the building *sigh*

  34. i guess it will be an action-filled chapter next. (T_T) Now I have to wait for the November updates. Thanks as always, PR!

  35. j luc pitard

    To quote General Akbar “It’s a traaaap!” Good chapter, good tension building and poor Gui. His ego took a bruising and I suspected he would sneak on board, but perhaps he’ll be more use staying at HQ. Looking forward to more and thank you so much for all your work!

  36. Don’t you think that the fox is another robot??? He already made a horse why not make a dragon)))))
    I wonder where Caelus is? He didn’t return to Infinite City with Kenshin, Sunshine, meatbun and fire phoenix.
    So Ice Phoenix was alsow training? I would like to know what her reaction was when she sow Lan and understood that she was Prince)))
    Bay the way Lolidragon mentioned that three female passed the test. Lolidragon – 1, Prince – 2 ,……. Who’s the third one?????

    • NeoWarrior

      @EliSan
      Lolidragon didn’t mention that, Fen Lan (Prince) thought it when she mentioned that reaching level B was impossible for girls.
      The 3rd one that passed was Doll, who was forbidden to go because of her political importance…

    • Raylight

      @EliSan
      The third was Doll, who was not allowed to go due to her princess status XD

    • AzureFall

      @EliSan
      Doll passed. She just didn’t go along, well, let me rephrase – She just wasn’t allowed to come along.

  37. “Cold Fox == Assassin” was very surprising, and it makes me think if he would get along well with Dark Sun.
    “Kenshin & Sunshine == guys who hack into the enemy system to give on-line support” was kind of expected (well, I, at least, expected it…), but I still like the arrangement a lot.
    “Nine-tailed fox” was absurd. I particularly didn’t like it, because I liked when absurd things were only inside the game.
    And the “Elevator”… please, don’t let Yu Wo do something as obvious as an elevator that only goes up one floor at a time and in each floor they have to defeat a boss. It would be disapointingly obvious, and tiring too, because more than 80% of the animes that involve fighting go through this kind of setting.

  38. “Even a world-class idiot with directions like me could leisurely walk up to the place.”
    I don’t know…Grisia, would you like to accept that challenge?

    • NeoWarrior

      @r05e
      Grisia has excellent direntional skills, so your comment is null…
      Though I would love to see NEO SUN take your challenge

    • Cat-Alin

      @r05e
      I dunno, Lan, I still think she could run in a straight line towards it and still pass by the building by an inch or so…

      C-A

  39. Little Dragon Girl

    Thank you!

  40. Whoa. Not expecting Cold Fox to be an assassin…. That’s just…whoa. Anyways, Thanks for the new chappie :) very nice :)

  41. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS NEW CHAPTER!

    But every time I see a new chapter I think I might cry. The end is near, everyone!!! I love 1/2 Prince so much; it breaks my heart seeing it end. :C But, thank you again PR!

    Now that I’m seeing so many Kenshin stuff, I think I might actually invest a lot of my time rewatching Rurouni Kenshin or maybe even start reading it. Ahhh!! It was such a good series but I feel so old because I feel like I’m the one of the only ones who remember it. ._. I’m not even that old yet.

    • @田中
      You might also wanna check out “Rurouni Kenshin – Kinema-ban.” a remake series the author made.

    • @Jasae Bushae
      Is the remake series more tragic? I remember reading the manga and it had a happy ending, unlike what this story referenced.

    • @15B
      no idea ^^; ive only seen the first thing of it and it looked like the author was outright skipping the happy go lucky funness of the early chunk and has remade the beginning to be as dark as the second half of the original.
      no idea on an ending yet because it hasnt occured

  42. Am I the only one who was not surprised that Cold Fox was an assassin…heck with his RL skill if he where anything but assassin(who else would be so skilled with a dagger?) i would be surprised….what I really need to know is is he really a high school student on the side along with participating as a assassin in the criminal underworld or is he just fond of wearing the uniform…and when he told Kenshin to go to his place ^3^ *fangirl squeal* I do know why i just found that so cute.
    Poor Gui getting left behind I half expected him to show up on the air ship halfway threw the flight and attac-I mean
    enthusiastically hug Lan…I still wouldn’t be surprised if he turned up later following them in the shadows.
    A Nine-tailed Fox…did they at some point enter the game and keep their RL (gender, baby-faced, ect) looks…some how Lan’s xprobably going to make that fox into some member of their team or go all ‘beat the crap out of the fox crazy when the beast drools on her.

    • Cat-Alin

      @Nekolvr11
      To be honest, I wasn’t surprised at all – I wonder why everybody else seem so to be. I do admit, though, when he was described as holding the knife by the blade to throw it, I first thought circus artist.

      C-A

  43. I love this series so fracking much. Thank you guys for translating this!

  44. Thank you so much for the translations! 1/2 Prince has been one of my all-time favorite comics (whether Asian or English in origin) and to be able to read the novel has been a real treat! I eagerly await the next translation, but somehow I’m sad because the story is near its end :-\

  45. Thank you for the chapter!

  46. Am I the only one thinking that the entire elevator was just a way to log in to a game of some sort? I mean, come on. A one floor elevator? On enemy soil? Set up by a man who, by all rights, not only knew (or should’ve known) that Sunshine and Kenshin cooperated with Odd Squad and what they could be potentially capable of, but who also programmed Second Life almost single handedly? Really now.. :P

    • Cat-Alin

      @Ripa
      Never thought of that. Although the entire thing has me currently confused if it’s taking place in RL or SL. I mean, Lan is referring to everybody with their in-game name, so is it in SL? But then, why all this premeasure with fighting, it’s real life, right? What?

      C-A

    • The current plot-line is occurring in the real world. The easiest way to differentiate between the game Second Life, and the real world within 1/2 Prince is fairly simple: Second Life is set in a fairy-tale fantasy type of realm, while the real world is a futuristic science fiction environment. Though, Ripa’s quandary about Odd Squad and friends somehow entering a “game” environment during the elevator trip does add an interesting point of view to consider.

      Now, to shed some light on Cat-Alin’s question as to why Lan/Prince is using the “in-game” names over the real names. There are several schools of thought on this, but I will only discuss two: 1. Lan/Prince has used the avatar’s names since first meeting them so it is the easiest way to communicate, and 2. This is a way for the author to help the reader remain attached to the characters without adding the confusion of learning new names.

      Of course, either or neither of these suggestions could be correct. We really won’t know unless we can pick the author’s brain about it :P

    • Cat-Alin

      @FunnyBunnyLogic
      With Loli, Cold Fox, etc, I can understand Lan using the IG Names because she’s used to them (although I pretty much remembered Shui Han and a few others by now … maybe Lan has problems with names) but why keep calling Zhuo Wicked? After all, she knows him in RL so well and earlier, so why not call him Zhuo-gégé again?

      C-A

    • @Cat-Alin
      Because it wasn’t until after she met him in real life that she found out who he really was, and from there she has a clearer memory of him as Wicked than as Zhuo. But again… I could be wrong :P

  47. Thank you for the chapter! =D

    I can’t help but think that this Manhwa has many Anime/Manga inspirations. Just saying.

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