Dominion’s End V4C9: In This Life, We Are Both Doing Swell, Part One

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

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


Chapter 9: In This Life, We Both Are Doing Swell—translated by Michimochi (proofread by EvlNabiki & Lala Su; C/E edited by lucathia)

After sleeping in for two whole days, I couldn’t escape my chicken soup fate. Actually, the soup left no aftertaste in my mouth, so it wasn’t particularly hard to finish.

Well, it was about time to face the problem regarding Guan Weijun. Ignoring her wasn’t the way to go. I didn’t know if the solution I had thought of would work though, and I was hesitant about carrying it out, but this was also the only way I could make it up to Guan Weijun.

With feelings of guilt, I looked down at the ice pattern on my left wrist… Hm? Has the color turned darker? Although it hadn’t returned to its original shade, it wasn’t as faint as it had been yesterday, like it was on the verge of fading.

This ever-changing shade is making me so nervous!

Forget it. This wasn’t supposed to be mine in the first place. I forced myself to stop thinking about the ice pattern and walked out the door to find Guan Weijun, but Junjun blocked me right outside the door.

“Érge, where are you going? I want to go, too.”

I frowned. If Junjun comes along, things might be a bit… Suddenly, I was hit with Junjun’s ultimate puppy-eye attack. I immediately surrendered. I could face my big brother sternly, but once I was in front of my little sister, my body would turn into putty.

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Eclipse Hunter V1C1: The Night the Choice was Made

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter One: The Night the Choice was Made—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius and elisa; C/E edited by Amgine & lucathia)

A man was sitting at a large, black office desk. With a head of ashen hair, he was visibly getting on in years but was still handsome in poise and visage.

There were two rows of tables and chairs before him, with many computers on each table. Several charts and reports related to the current year’s operations were hanging on the surrounding walls. This was clearly an office or meeting room, and the man was sitting in the seat undoubtedly intended for the most important person.

But for now, this place was empty. The expression on the man’s face was also not that of a bold executive. He only stared ahead with a blank gaze, as if waiting for something.

At that moment, the enormous, carved hardwood doors slowly opened.

The man had had these doors specially built. Otherwise, in this age when electronic equipment was everywhere else, automatic doors were the most basic of installations. Even ordinary households didn’t have wooden doors that had to be opened manually anymore.

In the past, these doors were the man’s prized possessions. But now, the way that they slowly opened made his heart catch in his throat. He would rather have an electronic door before him, where one push of a button would cause it to instantaneously open and allow him to immediately confront the visitor. That would be far better than watching the door slowly, slowly open; far better than hoping “it might not be him” when he clearly knew who was behind the door.

A foot was set down. With exceedingly graceful footsteps, that person entered the room while showing a consistently perfect amount of hauteur. It was commanding but not aggressive, nor was it insufferable. A handsome face, a slender figure, and a perpetual gracefulness—Ri Xiang Yan1 was practically as dazzling as the sun.

Everyone always had praise for him, especially when this man like the sun began participating in his father’s business—the Sun Alliance. He led the business in a rapid expansion, causing everyone within the alliance to sing his praises even more.

Seeing this dazzling young man, even though they were facing off against each other, the man at the office desk could not help but feel a surge of pride. This was his son, his own flesh and blood, the king of suns he had created with his own hands!

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GOD V2Epilogue: Character Introductions

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GOD —The Beginning of the End— Volume 2: Elf, Nanny, Thunderous Anger

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


Extras—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

Afterword

The new edition has reached volume two. If you have read the old edition, you will know that they are visiting a certain kingdom next.

The progression of the plot has finally reached one of the parts that I felt was regretful. I didn’t develop this kingdom enough in the past, so I hope I can add more to their visit of this kingdom. I also want to show more of matters between a certain king and his subordinate.

I have built up Dan’s presence more in this volume and strengthened the mystery behind the Guild. I also felt I could have done better with the Guild, but I have to say that my entire depiction of the demon race was too undeveloped. The new edition will develop them more.

Of course, the elves could use more development, too.

All in all, what I regret the most about the old edition is my lack of development of each race and kingdom. I believe this is because my first series was written in first person. I kept feeling that the story must revolve around the protagonist, so whenever the main characters separated, I would very simply skim over the branching paths of the other characters.

But now that I think back on it, that wasn’t the right way to do it. Wasn’t choosing to tell this story in third person exactly because I can write about things that don’t have to do with the protagonist? Yet in the end, the story still completely revolved around the protagonist, wasting the biggest advantage of third person!

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No Hero V7Epilogue: Character Introductions

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Character Introductions—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Taffygirl13)

Sin Simon: The leader of the Church’s Sin Elimination Committee. “Sin” is actually a position. Once someone becomes Sin, they must forfeit their original name, changing their name to “Sin,” leaving only their family name. Sin Simon’s current identity is unknown.

Ri Ji Yan: The master and the young master’s father, but their actual blood relation bears investigation.

Luo Ye: Ri Ji Yan’s brother from the same father but different mother. According to his position in the family hierarchy, he can be considered to be the master and the young master’s uncle, but the actual relation is much more complicated.

Elowyn: The master and the young master’s biological mother.

Dong Fang Lei: Curtis’s personal butler.

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Eclipse Hunter V1Prologue: Prologue

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Prologue—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by lucathia)

In the year 2105, countries had fallen into decline. The Earth was split into several hundred economic organizations, and these several hundred economic organizations forged economic alliances for each other’s benefit. Among these was the Sun Alliance, which controlled thirty percent of the global economy, thus becoming the largest alliance in the world.

The Sun Alliance’s leader had so much power that he was widely acknowledged as the world’s uncrowned emperor.

Truth be told, several years ago, the Sun Alliance had only barely risen to being one of the top five economic alliances, but under their new leader’s control, its power increased at a startling rate, expanding and expanding…

It wasn’t that no alliance had thought of quashing this rapidly growing alliance, but that the leader seemed to be able to predict their moves ahead of time. Several times, just before a crisis could strike, the competitor would be preemptively dealt with. It wasn’t just that they were focusing on a few dangers while neglecting others. All those scheming against the Sun Alliance would find at the critical moment that someone had also been scheming against them. Every person would furiously shout that they only had one step left to defeat the Sun Alliance… But against all expectations, they had been defeated before that final step could be taken.

One time. Two times. Every time it was the same. Everyone finally understood that this wasn’t coincidence, it wasn’t divine will—it was “his” control over everything!

Every person who had previously opposed him swore to never do so again.

People said that everything was under his grasp. No scheme or plot could be concealed from him.

His existence in the world was like that of a god’s.

He was undefeatable.

Everyone gave this legendary figure the title—

Sun Emperor.

 

“However, there is often an exceedingly simple origin behind every great legend.”