Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C3: Existence’s Bane Part 1—Natal Chart

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 3: Existence’s Bane, Part 1—Natal Chart—translated by lucathia (proofread by Taffygirl13 & Trespasserby)

“Bane of blood, bane of husband, bane of brood; a natal chart that tells of existence’s bane?”

Lu Yang frowned.

Lin Zhixiang stared at Lu Yang. Then, she turned to look at Liu Yishi by the side, who even gave her a wink. Finally, she decided to turn and focus her gaze back on Jiang Ziya.

Jiang Ziya reassured her, “Don’t worry. Lu Yang is very powerful. His family runs a temple, and he’s even the temple’s successor!”

Lin Zhixiang’s expression was extremely odd, but Jiang Ziya completely understood her feelings. It really was an impossible feat to accept a monk with the looks of a model. Besides, there was even a foreigner dad sitting beside him. The oddity was practically enough to pierce the heavens.

She let her head drop and quietly said, “It’s okay. I’ve already asked tons of people. No one has dared to help change my fate.”

Jiang Ziya felt she really was pitiful. Both of her parents were deceased, her only brother ended up disabled, and her entire family chased her out. If not for her brother and one of her aunts financially helping her in secret, she would have had trouble even surviving up until this age. All of these many tribulations had come about from a fortune teller pronouncing her the bane of all existence. Whoever approached her would die!

“Lu Yang, is there really such a thing as bane of blood?”

Lu Yang said with a frown, “Yes, but it’s super rare.”

Just by looking at Lu Yang’s expression, Jiang Ziya could tell that he wasn’t being honest, but he didn’t question him further. If Lu Yang wasn’t clarifying it, it was most likely because it had something to do with the innerworld again, and Lu Yang didn’t want Lin Zhixiang to know. There was no going back after taking a step inside.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C2: Practitioner Part 3—The Seven Wonders

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 2: Practitioner, Part 3—The Seven Wonders—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Minthe)

The moment he took a step into the basement of the student union, Jiang Ziya attracted everyone’s attention. Actually, he hadn’t originally planned on coming today. After all, he had injured his hand, so doing anything would be inconvenient. Lu Yang had also told him to go home right after class. If it weren’t because the injury wasn’t serious and was fine after getting bandaged, that guy would even be overbearing and pick him up!

Jiang Ziya looked around once. There weren’t a lot of club members present, approximately seven or eight, but there were a few that he recognized. Lin Zhixiang, Jian Zhi, and the club president Xu Xikai were all present.

Jiang Zhi was the first to rush over. He asked frantically, “I-Is everything okay? Did the police come?”

“Don’t worry.” Jiang Ziya reassured him, “The police did come, but it was just to take our statements. It’s fine.”

Jiang Zhi let out a deep sigh of relief when he heard that.

“What happened to your hand?” Lin Zhixiang suddenly asked next to them.

Jiang Ziya scratched his face but still chose to lie. “Just me being too nervous going down the stairs, so I fell. My hand gave the cement stairs a good wipe. It’s just a scratch. The floor was really dirty, so I went to the infirmary to get it disinfected and bandaged to be safe.”

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C2: Practitioner Part 2—I’ll Help You See

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 2: Practitioner, Part 2—I’ll Help You See—translated by lucathia (proofread by Lala Su)

This isn’t real. This isn’t real…

Jiang Ziya took several deep breaths and finally discovered what was wrong. What happened to the stench that’s so terrible that I was scared to even open my mouth? Even if I’m more used to it, I can’t possibly take several deep breaths here, right?

“This isn’t real.”

Jiang Ziya walked back and continued drawing the picture that was on the wall. The corpse actually stood up. First, it wandered all around the room it was in. Then, it even walked out of the room, circling around Jiang Ziya. However, there was no change in the smell. The closest the corpse got to him was twenty or so centimeters, and it looked like it was taking measure of Jiang Ziya.

After that, a strange, dragging sound came from behind him. Jiang Ziya froze. When he turned his head to look, an arm stretched out from the entrance of the dark staircase. Two rotting corpses crawled out and then stood up with the same stiff posture, slowly rocking back and forth while ambling to Jiang Ziya’s side.

Jiang Ziya sucked in a deep breath, reminding himself that “no stench meant it wasn’t real,” and then he stopped paying any attention to those three walking corpses. He earnestly continued drawing.

After he finally finished drawing the picture, Jiang Ziya closed the notebook and turned around, preparing to head downstairs. Suddenly, from behind him came hurried footsteps. He jerked his head back and saw that one of the corpses had rushed forward. What kind of rotting corpse has that kind of speed? You might as well call it a sprinter!

With the opponent’s attack came a strong wave of unease. Jiang Ziya felt that if he didn’t run, he would truly get killed. He hurried toward the stairs not caring that it was dark. He rushed right down them.

The moment he stepped into the darkness, light burst before his eyes. Lu Yang and the other two people were still standing in the staircase. When they saw him, Lu Yang smiled and said, “Done drawing? Then, let’s go.”

Jiang Ziya’s feet came to a stop. He halted a few steps down and looked at the three of them.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C2: Practitioner Part 1—The First Mission

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 2: Practitioner, Part 1—The First Mission—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

“Gēge, good morning!”

“Yaya-gēge, morning!”

Jiang Ziya lazily walked to the living room and got attacked by two girls’ morning greetings.

“Morning, Jiang Jiang, Xiao Xue.”

Jiang Yu blinked and glanced in puzzlement at the clock on the wall. It was currently only seven. She hadn’t thought she would see her brother up so early. She asked in curiosity, “Why are you up so early? Don’t you have afternoon classes today? Even your brother-in-law is still sleeping.”

“I’m heading out with Lu Yang.” Jiang Ziya yawned widely. Yesterday, just as he was about to sleep, he received a call from Lu Yang to check up on him. He had hesitantly told him that he had a morning mission and asked if Jiang Ziya wanted to go.

Of course, Jiang Ziya immediately answered in the affirmative. In fact, he was afraid he’d get ditched!

Jiang Yu nodded and didn’t ask anything more. After all, the boys were probably going to play some kind of sport.

“I’ll get some breakfast together for you.”

“Help prepare breakfast for Lu Yang too and put it in a paper bag. I’ll bring it and eat with him.”

“Okay, help me look after the girls for a bit.” Jiang Yu was immediately so excited that she almost rubbed her hands together. Two grown boys could eat quite a lot for breakfast. As a professional housewife, she was going to show off her skill!

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V3C1: College Life Part 3—It Was Destined

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 3: In the Name of God, Part One

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


Chapter 1: College Life Part 3—It Was Destined—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

Lu Yang put away his cell phone and looked toward the person on the other side of the dining table, a bit happy and a bit frustrated.

“Is Classmate Jiang okay?” the man asked in concern.

“Yeah, he’s beyond okay. He even joined a supernatural studies society. I can’t believe him. Does he feel that there hasn’t been enough ‘supernatural’ stuff happening to him?”

The man smiled a bit, his green eyes and foreign face making him look rather charismatic, with features that were startling similar to Lu Yang’s, who sat across from him.

“Dad, tell me the truth. Will Mom really be able to return in the next few days?”

Lewis, whose Chinese name was Liu Yishi, was apologetic as he smiled and said, “Most likely not. I hear that the coffins in the tomb aren’t in good condition. Your mom will have to spend a lot of time just going over how to deal with that with the team on site. That’s not even considering how to actually solve the problem.”

Lu Yang stared at the roasted duck he had reserved as it sat on the table. Frustration simmered underneath his skin. He had originally thought that they would have a nice meal together as a whole family, so he had specifically made a reservation for a booth at this famous restaurant. He had been afraid they would sell out on the roasted duck, so he had reserved an entire duck, a huge one! And yet, his mom had not returned, and his grandpa had left in a fuss because of her ditching them, and his grandma could only follow after him to calm him down. He couldn’t return the duck he had already ordered, so now they could only eat an entire fat duck with just the two of them, filling his stomach with duck grease.

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