No Hero V7C2: Father, Golden-Haired

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SPOILER WARNING FOR ECLIPSE HUNTER. While most of No Hero is light on spoilers for Eclipse Hunter, Volume 7 and on of No Hero will veer heavily into spoiler zone for the final volumes of Eclipse Hunter.


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

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Second Step Toward the End: Father, Golden-Haired—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby & Minthe; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

“What the heck are these!” Ezart roared, “I’ve seen plenty of zombies before, but what in the world are these?”

There was no way I could stop firing the machine gun in my hands. I was also extremely shocked by these enemies that had appeared from nowhere. They had such high agility and strength that if it weren’t for the strong firepower of our adventuring group, we would probably have been wiped out!

Most remarkable was the fact that they were not ugly in the least bit. They looked completely humanoid, with white skin, slender eyes, and perfect figures. Their movements were as elegant as those of dancers. Such beauty… Just like the night race recorded in “that book!”

“What exactly are you laughing about?” Ezart shot me a glare, but not once did he stop firing the machine gun. His combat abilities were extremely incredible—the large sum of money I’d spent to employ him was definitely not wasted.

This was unmistakably the right place, the place recorded in the book. The design on the cover was indeed a map, just simply too large in scale. If I had not specifically gone to measure and compare it, there was no way I could have located this place.

Thankfully, there are computers in this world. After writing a program, there is nothing in this world that cannot be measured.

Fortunately, I also have a good friend, a doctor with a keen sense of intuition, who managed to tell that this design was actually a map from the first glance.

There were many diagrams of genes in the book. If I’m guessing correctly, this place isn’t some ancient tomb, but a giant laboratory.

A biology laboratory!

Continued

No Hero V7C1: Sin, the Original

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

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The First Step Toward the End: Sin, the Original—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

“Hey!”

A black shadow loomed over me with a can. I took the can with a smile, thanking the other, “Thanks, Ezart.”

If Ri Xiang Ye knew that I was currently on an adventure with his best friend, would he immediately charge into the ancient tomb? If he really were to charge in, I guess adventuring together with him wouldn’t be too bad either?

“You have a high opinion of me, right?”

“What do you mean high opinion? Can you not talk as if I’m interested in you? I don’t lean that way!” The other person grumbled uneasily, and then admitted straightforwardly, “There’s a bunch of investors who insist on coming along on the expeditions, but very few of them actually have any combat abilities. Most of them are just a burden. You’re actually pretty strong, not too shabby!”

As expected of a battle manic. Even his standards for judging people are so simple.

“Oh yeah, Ah Shou, what exactly are you looking for?” asked Ezart as he scratched his head. “This ancient tomb looks like there’s nothing in it at all.”

“If I tell you that I actually don’t know either, will you beat me to death?” If I were hit by this person’s full strength, I would definitely be sent flying and splattered on the wall—that was not a speculation, but something that had already happened multiple times.

Ezart raised an eyebrow at that and replied, “What would I beat you up for? Whether you find it or not is none of my business. You’re paying me either way!”

“Do you really care about the money? These kinds of ‘adventures’ are so dangerous that if you slip up, you won’t be alive to spend the money.”

“I still got to make a living somehow!” Ezart snapped back.

I looked at him, with a ghost of a smile on my face.

“… And adventuring seemed interesting.”

Continued

No Hero V7Prologue: Prologue

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

Original Novel written by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Prologue—translated by Ever (C/E edited by lucathia)

I opened the curtains and the fiery sunlight outside shone in. For a vampire, its effect was no less than that of an arrow. Even as a fifth-generation vampire, pain still shot through my skin.

The time was only nearing five, yet the sun had already risen. Even at night, the air was stuffy and hot. This summer was unbelievably hot, the air conditioner nearly always on, or else the temperature inside could rise above thirty-eight degrees Celsius.

It was so hot that everyone’s appetite had gone down. There were even some leftovers these days. It seemed that I should make some more cold dishes, and every meal should have some refreshing appetizers. I wonder if the young master will like cold spicy jellyfish salad or plum-pickled radishes? He will probably like both? I can make them on alternating days…

“Charles.”

“Young Master.” I turned around in surprise to see that the young master was already standing in the living room. The young master’s footsteps have become lighter and lighter these days.

“Can you prepare a bottle of water for me?” The young master had already put on his workout clothes but did not go exercising immediately after saying goodbye like he always did. He scrunched up his brows and said, “While I’m out running, I usually pass by a park with a water fountain, but the fountain was broken yesterday, and the weather was so hot that I got super thirsty later on!”

No wonder the young master gulped down a lot of water when he came home yesterday. I had thought that the weather was simply too hot. My honorable father, my observation skills still need improving. I hope that I can be half as good as the young master in reading people’s “faces” in the future.

“Young Master, please wait for a moment.”

Continued

The Legend of Sun Knight V7Epilogue: Character Introductions

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

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


Epilogue – translated by Raylight

Everyone should be very puzzled over the cover this time, right? Who exactly is that black-haired fellow?

The answer is: The. Demon. King!

After reading the story up till now, everyone should also know who that is already, right? In order to avoid spoiling people who have first read the epilogue before the main story, I shall not say who exactly it is here. Everyone, after reading the story, you will know who it is!

The back cover is a little spoof.

Teacher Neo is the strongest one! (Yu Wo screaming as she raises the Number 3 board)1

I actually really like the topic of the demon king.

The demon king is really a very interesting character. Generally speaking, the demon king inside stories is always doing all sorts of evil deeds. Even if he has kidnapped a princess, he can still live arrogantly in a certain ancient castle and take things easy while waiting for people to send a punitive expedition against him.

I have always wondered, why would a country with a large army at their disposal never use it to get rid of the demon king? Their own daughter has already been kidnapped, don’t tell me that the king is not only fearless of the day that the demon king takes his head too, but would actually still allow the demon king to exist pompously?

If the demon king is really so strong that even the country’s army cannot kill him, then shouldn’t the demon king have long since destroyed the country?

Furthermore, the demon king in the legends seems to really like making long laughs like “Hahahahaha,” so even for this, I wanted to give a rational explanation… To say it in brief – Thinking too much!

Therefore, I have tried to latch onto a reasonable explanation for the demon king’s existence and even all kinds of deeds.

Why would the country tolerate his existence, why would the demon king have a ready-made sinister ancient castle, why would nothing happen even after kidnapping a princess, why would the demon king always have a bunch of loyal subordinates… Explanations to things like these, and so on.

Volume eight is also the last volume of The Legend of Sun Knight. When I think about it, I’m a little sad yet a little happy. Knight, this child, would finally soon become mature and ripe. (This sentence seems to include both Eastern and Western cultures?) The next volume will be very, extremely, exceedingly full of broken traditions, I guess?

The male main character of a first-person story has gone bad and become the demon king. What kind of story would this actually become?

Actually, Yu Wo herself is also somewhat looking forward to writing this main character who has gone bad. That will surely be a very interesting challenge!

Of course, the extra at the end was from a third person’s point of view. Hence, it looks like Grisia is really asking for a beating. However, from a first person’s point of view, one should be able to tell something is a little different. For example, you’ll be able to see his internal struggle and the like. Thus, he should not seem to be asking for a beating as much… Right?

Then again, it seems as if one of Grisia’s very famous traits is asking for a beating?

This time, he actually hit Judgment, a rare display of a little power of the main character. However, as the author was writing this section, her brain was filled with comebacks like “Grisia, this time you’re really dead. To actually dare to hit Judgment, you’re really asking for death” and the like.

As expected, the Judgment Knight has immense power… Even the author is scared of you! (Once the author had written the section of Sun hitting Judgment, she hurriedly packed up her stuff and fled.)

By Yu Wo

Footnotes

1 “The Number 3 board”: If you look at the synopses page, you’ll see the back cover mentioned by Yu Wo. On the back cover, Grisia, Roland, and Neo were drawn as the three choices for Demon King. Everyone in the picture chooses Neo as the one who should become the Demon King.

The Legend of Sun Knight V7Extra: “When the Sun Knight and the Judgment Knight Have a Falling Out, Follow the Sun Knight’s Commands – Unless the Sun Knight Has Not Upheld His Duty.”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

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


Seventh Shared Rule of the Twelve Holy Knights: “When the Sun Knight and the Judgment Knight Have a Falling Out, Follow the Sun Knight’s Commands – Unless the Sun Knight Has Not Upheld His Duty.” – translated by Raylight

Lesus looked at the documents with his head lowered. When he noticed something that was not within his responsibilities, he lifted his head up, wanting to ask Knight-Captain Storm out of habit. Instead, he discovered that Knight-Captain Storm’s seat was empty… He froze for a moment before remembering that Ceo had gone with Grisia to the Cathedral of the Shadow God some time ago.

He lifted his head up to survey the conference room. The fact was, it was not only the Storm Knight’s seat that was empty; many of the seats were currently empty.

At the moment, only himself, Ecilan Ice, and Aivis Stone were left in the Church. It was only when the three of them had to operate the Church by themselves, which was usually the joint responsibility assumed by all twelve of them, that they realized that the Church of the God of Light had so many devotees and branches, even though the Pope always lamented that the influence of the Church of the God of Light was far from what it used to be in the past.

However, who knew exactly how long ago the past that he mentioned was?

Continued