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    {Apparently I didn't finish this chapter, sorry about that. Always thought I had already finished it. That set me back a bit on this story}

    "Were you guys too late in getting there and let that unlucky bastard fall to his death?" Divine Croc viciously demanded.

    The two men did not dare to get any closer. "The two of us thoroughly... thoroughly rummaged through the base of the cliff and did not find a corpse anywhere." One of the men finally summoned up enough courage to reply.

    "Then what are you suggesting? That he just flew away like a bird?" The Divine Croc became even more incensed. "How dare you lie to me like that!"

    The two men immediately knelt down and began kowtowing with abandon, begging for mercy. All that could be heard was two whirls of wind as the Divine Croc hurled two large rocks at their direction, immediately killing them both.

    Mu Wan Qing had already developed a healthy hatred for those men for their failure in finding Duan Yu. So when the Divine Croc killed them, she felt an instant of delight, but her joy was quickly pushed aside by clouds of questions in her mind. "If he's not at the top of the cliff, and there aren't any bodies at the bottom of the cliff, where could he be? Could it be that he had landed on some remote place on the face of the cliff where they couldn't find him, or maybe they did actually find his body but were too scared to say it?"

    She had long since made up her mind that if Duan Yu had died, she could not go on living either. Besides, since she had fallen in to the Divine Croc's hands, there would surely be a great number of unimagineable tortures and terrors waiting for her if she did not die. But without Duan Yu's body, there was still the slightest glimmer of hope, and she found herself very reluctant to just die without knowing what had really happened like this.

    The Divine Croc was livid with frustration, cursing left and right. "What the hell could those two bastards sons of a turtle Number One and Number Four be doing? How long before they finally show up? I'm getting damn impatient waiting here for them."

    "What? Do you have enough guts not to wait for Number One?" Second Madame Yie asked.

    "Number One wanted me to tell you that we should wait for him here on this peak for 7 full days," The Divine Croc explained. "If he still hasn't shown up after 7 days, then we should head to Zhong WanChou's house in Thousand-Enmities Valley and wait for him there, and we are not to leave there until we meet him."

    "I said earlier that Number One must have gave you a vicious beat down earlier, you can't deny that anymore now." Second Madame Yie matter of factly stated.

    "When did I deny it?" The Divine Croc was still livid. "Sure, I can't beat Number One. Sure, he did beat me up. But it was not a VICIOUS beat down."

    "Oh, so it wasn't a vicious beat down... my little darling, don't cry, mommy loves you... hmm, it must have been a very gentle beat down then... oh my little sweet darling baby...."

    "It wasn't a very gentle beat down either." The Divine Croc guiltily admitted. "You better be careful too, if Number One wanted to beat you up, you can't get away either."

    "I don't want to be some kind of First Madame Yie or anything like that, why would Number One trouble me? Darling sweetie pie...."

    "Could you please stop calling him TaMaDe 'darling'? Could you?" The Divine Croc shouted, apparently getting very annoyed at Second Madame Yie.

    "Third Brother, please calm down." Second Madame Yie smiled and replied. "Did you know that Number Four ran into some people on the way here, and he didn't come out of it all that well."

    "What? Number Four ran into some problems?" The Divine Croc found the news very surprising. "Who?"

    "This little girl here is looking at me all funny. She's cursing me on the inside for killing a child a day. Kill her first and I'll tell you."

    "She's my disciple's daughter, if I kill her, then my disciple would definitely not want me to be his master."

    "Didn't your disciple fall off a cliff and die already?"

    "Maybe not, if he fell to his death, then there should be at least a corpse. He's probably just hiding somewhere, soon he'll show up and beg me to take him in as a disciple."

    "Alright, then let me do it, just tell your disciple to come after me." Second Madame Yie laughed and replied. "Those eyes of hers are too pretty, enough to make me envious that I don't have eyes like that. So I'm going to dig her eyes out first."

    A layer of cold sweat wetted Mu Wan Qing's back. But before she could react, she heard the Divine Croc's voice reply: "No way! Let me hit her sleep-pressure point and make her sleep for TaMaDe a day or two." Without waiting for a reply from Second Madame Yie, he reached out and poked Mu Wan Qing on the side of her waist and just below her armpit. Mu Wan Qing suddenly felt incredibly lightheaded and was out cold before she knew it.

    After some period of time, Mu Wan Qing slowly came around. Her body was freezing cold. But sharp pangs of laughter were ringing in her ears, laughter that, even though they sounded like laughter, did not possese a shred of humor in them. Sometimes sharp, other times thick, the laughter was terrible to the ear. Knowing that the moment she moved she would be discovered with a very good chance of bringing disaster upon herself. So even though her limbs were numb from not moving, she dared not to move.

    What she heard next was Divine Croc talking: "Number Four, you might as well stop tooting your own horn. Third Sister has already told me you had trouble, why do you keep denying it? So tell me, how many of them were there?"

    "7 guys ganged up on me, and everyone of them were top notch fighters. No matter how good I am I can't beat 7 top notch fighters all at once can I?" A voice that was randomly switching between sharp and thick answered.

    "So Number 4, 'Thoroughly Cruel and Evil' is here." Mu Wan Qing thought to herself. She really wanted to see what kind of person this 'Thoroughly Cruel and Evil' man was, but she was too scared to turn her head around and open her eyes.

    "Number 4 just loves to blow his own horn too much, there was only 2 men there, where did those 5 extra men came from? Are there really that many top-notch fighters in this world?" Second Madame Yie replied.

    "And how would you know about that? Did you see it with your own eyes?" Number Four angrily demanded.

    "How would I know if I didn't see with with my own eyes?" Second Madame Yie lightly chuckled. "Those 2 men, one of them used a fishing rod and the other one used a pair of ax, am I right? Hehe, those 5 men that you created out of thin air, what kind of weapons were they using?"

    "If you were there, then why didn't you come and help me out? Were you hoping that I would die in their hands?" Number Four angrily shouted.

    "You are 'Thoroughly Cruel and Evil' Yun Zhong He, is there a person who don't know that your lightness kungfu is one of the best? So you can't out fight them, what? You can't out run them?"

    "So his name is Yun Zhong He," Mu Wan Qing noted.

    Yun Zhong He was getting madder, and his voice rose in step with his temper. "If I die in other's hands, it doesn't add any fame or credit to you. Remember why us 'Four Arch-Villains' are gathering here for this time. To help that sag of resentment Zhong Wan Chou? I don't think so, he didn't even sent this wife to keep me company. Number One wants to get his revenge on the Da Li Emperor and summoned us to join our forces against them. I run into trouble, but you just sit there on the sidelines and watch with all that joy and delight, let's see what happens when I tell Number 1 about this."

    Second Madame Yie let out a light laugh. "Fourth Brother, I have never in my life seen anyone whose lightness kungfu is better than yours, just like your name says, you are like a crane in the clouds, faint and light like the smoke but graceful like the swan. Forget those 2 guys, even me, your elder sister, can't hope to catch up. Why else would I not join in the fray?"

    She seemed to be quite worried that Yun Zhong He would tell Number One, so immediately started praising him. Yun Zhong He let out a humph, but it seemed that his anger had at least subsided somewhat.

    "So Number Four, who was it that troubled you? Could it be dogs from the Royal Palace?" Divine Croc asked.

    "Nine out of ten they were." Yun Zhong He grumbled. "I don't think that there are anyone else inside the borders of Da Li who are of such caliber."

    "The two of you kept on rambling about how you are going to easily charge into the Da Li Royal Palace, cut off that dog Emperor's head to take back as a trophy. I told you two that you are taking this whole matter too lightly, now do you believe me?" Second Madame Yie commented.

    "Number One still hasn't shown up yet, it's now three days past the appointed date." Yun Zhong He suddenly said. "He's never like this, could... could ...."

    "Could something have happened to him?" Second Madame Yie finished the sentence for him.

    "Damn it! Number One told us to wait here for 7 days, there's still four days left, what are you guys getting all worked up for?" Divine Croc was greatly annoyed by the talk. "Keep in mind what kind of person Number One is, he's nothing like you, running around with your tail between your legs whenever you run into anybody worth anything."

    "What' wrong with escaping if you can't beat them? It's called knowing the situation." Second Madame Yie replied. "But I really am worried that he might have been ganged up on by a dozen or so masters, and you know he's the type that won't give up even if he's at the end of the rope."

    "Damn it, bull#####!" Divine Croc was spraying more than talking at this point. "All this time that we have been with Number One, when has he ever been in trouble? How could he possibly run into trouble this tiny Da Li country? Motherf... Man I'm starving again!" He reached down and picked up cow leg that was lying the ground and began roasting it over the fire beside him. Not long after that, the deliciou fragrance of leg permeated through the air.

    "It seems like I have been unconscious here for three days from the way they are talking. I wonder if there's been any news about my darling?" Mu Wan Qing pondered. Having not ate anything for four days, she was famished, and when her nose caught a whiff of the smell her belly began to grumble despite the best of her efforts.

    Second Madame Yie smiled. "Little sister is getting hungry huh? You woke up a long time ago didn't you? Why are you still faking sleep? Don't you want to see what our 'Thoroughly Cruel and Evil' Number Four look like?"

    Divine Croc knew that the moment Yun Zhong He catch a glimpse of Mu Wan Qing's beauty Yun Zhong He would lose all self control because unlike himself, who only rape and kill when he gets desperate, Yun Zhong He was a terrible sexual predator. So he immediately tore off a huge piece of the leg that was still not quite done and tossed it onto the ground just in front of Mu Wan Qing.

    "Now get up and go somewhere further away, I don't want you eavesdropping on our conversation." He commanded in a vicious voice.

    Mu Wan Qing purposefully thickened her voice to a nearly unbearable cackle and asked: "Has my husband shown up?"

    "TaMaDe!" Divine Croc answered agrily. "I went back and searched the entire cliff and valley myself, there wasn't even a trace of that little bastard. That little bastard is surely alive, somebody must have rescued him. I have waited for him here for 3 days now, I'm going to give him 4 more days. If he still doesn't show up by then, hehe, then I'm going to cook you and eat it."

    That news lifted a huge weight off of Mu Wan Qing's heart. "The Divine Croc isn't just some pawn. If he thinks that darling isn't dead, then he must be alive. Ay! Is he even worried about me? Will he come here and save me?"

    She picked up the piece of meat on the ground and slowly walked around to the other side of the huge boulder. Due to her hunger, she felt even more exhausted that she really was and could not make herself walk any faster. But luckily, because she had been peacefully lying on the ground for three days, her wounds have all healed.

    "What's the big deal about that guy anyways that's making you treasure him so much?" She heard Second Madame Yie ask.

    "That guy so like me that's scary, if he practices our Southern Seas Sect martial arts, then he would surely be a prodigy and maybe even be better than me." The Divine Croc happily explained. "Hehe, even though between the 4 of us Arch-Villains, I'm relegated to... to second place, when it comes to our disciples, then mine will surely be Number One, it won't even be close."

    Slowly and steadily, Mu Wan Qing walked farther and farther. Hearing Divine Croc boast about how Duan Yu's potential was so rare made her feel both happy and worried at the same time, not to mention quite tickled at the notion. "Darling is a book worm, what kind of kungfu would he learn? Other than being quite courageous, there's nothing that he's good at. If Divine Croc really gets his precious disciple, then Southern Seas Sect would be in deep trouble."

    She found a rather out of the way place under the shadows of another big boulder, sat down, and began slowly tearing off the meat to eat. Although she was starving, this slab of beef weighed almost 2 kilograms, and she was full before she could even finish half a kilogram. So she stopped and began to ponder some more. "Once the 7 days are up, if my darling really does turn out to be a heartless man and doesn't come to save me, then there's no way I can come out of this alive." Her heart went sour at the thought. "Even if I do somehow survive, how could I possibly go on living after this?"

    She spent the next few days like this. The sayings told of how days felt like years, she finally understood what those sayings meant during that time. Day and night, she hoped that there would some sound, some little sign from the foot of the mountain, even if it did not come from Duan Yu, it would have been better than the torture of slow moving but ever bearing sun and the endless nights. With every passing hour, her heart felt heavier and heavier with sadness. All she could think about was "If you really wanted to come and save me, then even though making your way up and down the mountains aren't easy, you could definitely get here in two or three days. So if you don't come today, then there's no reason to think that you would come the next day. I know you don't want to take Divine Croc as master, but do you really not have any feelings towards me? Then why did you take me in your arms and kiss me? Why did you promise to take me as your wife?"

    It got worse and worse the more she waited. "All men are heartless." The words that her master told her kept ringing in her ear. Even though she kept telling herself that "Darling isn't like that", she knew that she was merely lying to herself. Fortunately for her, Divine Croc, Second Madame Yie, and Yun Zhong He did not bother her at all these few days.

    The 3 of them were waiting for Number One among them, proclaimed as the evilest man in the world. Although they were not as anxious as her, they were still worried and walking about endlessly like ants on a hot stove. Despite of the distance between herself and the three of them, Mu Wan Qing could still hear the sound of them bickering at each other now and then.

    On the night of the sixth day, Mu Wan Qing thought to herself: "Tomorrow is that last day, there's no way that heartless idiot is going to show up then. So it's probably best that I try and escape under the cover of darkness tonight. If I wait until tomorrow, then my chances would greatly diminish." So she stood up and began stretching a bit to warm up. In these 6 days, despite of her anxious outlook, the wounds and injuries on her body had pretty much healed up.

    "The best thing to do is probably wait for the 3 of them to start fighting again, then quietly run off a couple hundred meters or so and find a cave or something to hide in. There's no way the 3 of them would suspect that I would still be hiding on this mountain, they would undoubtly think that I have ran off to some far place, maybe they would even 'chase' me all the way for a 10 kilometers or so. And once they leave, I'd be able to make my escape." But then her thoughts turned. "Ay, what am I thinking? They don't have any enmities or grudges towards me, why would they come chasing after me? If I run away, fine. If I don't, fine. It doesn't make a difference to them. Why would they care?"

    Several times she almost worked herself up enough to get up and leave, but everytime she was held back by the thoughts of Duan Yu. "What if he comes for me tomorrow? If I don't see him tomorrow, then surely we will never meet again in this life. What if he really does come to be together with me through thick and thin, but then it turns out that I had left and that he was killed because he refused to be Divine Croc's disciple, what if that happens?"

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place and not knowing what to do, she tittered back and forth between leaving and staying until the east began to turn bright. Yet she still could not make up her mind.
    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    Moin,
    I never figured this one out: there are 8 figures in the DGSD novel, namely - dragon, bodhisattva/buddha, gandharvas, asuras, etc.

    Are these 8 figures supposed to represent the 8 characters in the novels (like Duan Yu, Qiao Feng, etc.) ?

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    Cool

    what is tamade?

    and I think in LXF, the first part of chapter 1 should have black peony instead of red peony (at the end of the heist from escort agency)

    thanks Moin for great updates.
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    Originally posted by Goofy
    what is tamade?

    and I think in LXF, the first part of chapter 1 should have black peony instead of red peony (at the end of the heist from escort agency)

    thanks Moin for great updates.
    Ta - His
    Ma - Mother
    De - 's.

    The appropriate English Translation probably should be Motherf***er. You know what I mean.

    As for the different color peonies. Apparently they were different. I don't know why Gu Long did that, but he did.

    As for the 8 figures in DGSD..... I have no clue either. I think JY eventually came to the conclusion that 8 figures don't represent specific people but the different and contradicting characteristic in us all.
    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    yay! You've finally decided to resume this story

    Back in grade 12 I used to read it during comp class instead of doing stupid crap for class

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    Post Lotus Sutra ( Fa-hua Ching - 法 華 經 )

    Originally posted by boycetwc
    Moin,
    I never figured this one out: there are 8 figures in the DGSD novel, namely - dragon, bodhisattva/buddha, gandharvas, asuras, etc.

    Are these 8 figures supposed to represent the 8 characters in the novels (like Duan Yu, Qiao Feng, etc.) ?


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    Well, since JY said he got the inspiration (for the title) from the Lotus Sutra ( Fa-hua Ching - 法 華 經 ) we'd better ask somebody who's read that book.


    Some links:

    http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductE...CatNumber=9107

    ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-PHIL/yu.htm

    http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/impatty/page1.html


    Text of the 'Lotus Sutra':

    http://www.sgi-usa.org/buddhism/libr...sm/LotusSutra/

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/lotus/

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    Thanks for the translation.
    The novels (at least the translations for me) are so much better than watching TV adaptions!

    I'm wondering when Xiao Feng and Xu Zhu will show up. My sister just told me yesterday that Xiao Feng comes in person after 1/4 of the entire story has gone by, and Xu Zhu after half the entire story. Is this true? In one of the TVB adaptions, Xiao Feng was in the story in person from the start.

    Also, between Xiao Feng and Duan Yu, who would be considered more of the prime character? Most everyone says Xiao Feng, but IMO Duan Yu is pretty darn important.

    This thread should be made a "sticky".
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    A chart of the JY character network
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    hi, moin,

    great job on the LXF translations.

    I'm really puzzled about one thing in the book tho - book I - is Sun Xiu Qing the third or second martial sister? Cause GL kept going back and forth ...
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
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    Originally posted by Jaded WenEr
    hi, moin,

    great job on the LXF translations.

    I'm really puzzled about one thing in the book tho - book I - is Sun Xiu Qing the third or second martial sister? Cause GL kept going back and forth ...
    It was an inconsistency in the Chinese version as well. Seemed like even Gu Long was confused. (Either that or the version that I got had a typo). I should probably put a note in the translation.

    Orginally posted by 5haDow NemisiS
    Thanks for the translation.
    The novels (at least the translations for me) are so much better than watching TV adaptions!

    I'm wondering when Xiao Feng and Xu Zhu will show up. My sister just told me yesterday that Xiao Feng comes in person after 1/4 of the entire story has gone by, and Xu Zhu after half the entire story. Is this true? In one of the TVB adaptions, Xiao Feng was in the story in person from the start.

    Also, between Xiao Feng and Duan Yu, who would be considered more of the prime character? Most everyone says Xiao Feng, but IMO Duan Yu is pretty darn important.

    This thread should be made a "sticky".
    sorry, forgot to make it sticky.

    As for where Xiao Feng shows up, well, he shows up about 2 chapters into the 2nd book. And Xu Zhu shows up about the beginning of the 3rd book, but he remains a side character (just an observer that gets wrapped up in other people's adventures) until the 4th book.

    Between Xiao Feng and Duan Yu, it's really hard to say. It's obvious that they are slightly more important than Xu Zhu in terms of the story. But it's hard to separate them in terms of importance. If I had to pick one, I would say that Duan Yu was just slightly more important because the story spents more time about him than Xiao Feng.
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    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    History Tidbits

    Sorry to hijack, Moin. Just want to provide bits of history.

    北宋帝系表(Northern Sung Emperors listing)

    (1) 宋太祖 趙匡胤[Song TaiZu, Zhao kuangyin] (960-976)

    (2) 宋太宗 趙匡義[Song TaiZong, ~kuangyi] (977-997)

    (3) 宋真宗 趙恆[Song ZhenZong, ~heng] (998-1022)

    (4) 宋仁宗 趙禎[Song RenZong, ~zhen] (1023-1063)

    (5) 宋英宗 趙曙[Song YingZong, ~shu] (1064-1067)

    (6) 宋神宗 趙頊[Song ShenZong, ~xu] (1068-1085)

    (7) 宋哲宗 趙煦[Song ZheZong, ~xu] (1086-1100)

    (8) 宋徽宗 趙佶[Song HuiZong, ~ji] (1101-1125)

    (9) 宋欽宗 趙桓[Song QinZong~huan] (1126-1127)



    遼帝系 (Liao Emperor Listing)---KHITAN

    (1) 太祖 耶律阿保機[TaiZu, YeLu AhBaoJi] (916-926)

    (2) 太宗 耶律德光 [TaiZong, ~DeGuang](927-947)

    (3) 世宗 耶律沅 [ShiZong, ~Yuan](947-951)

    (4) 穆宗 耶律_Z [MuZong, ~Jing](951-969)

    (5) 景宗 耶律賢 [JingZong, ~Xian](969-983)
    后 蕭綽[Xiao Zhuo](953-1009)

    (6) 聖宗 耶律隆緒 [ShenZong, ~LongXu](983-1037)

    (7) 興宗 耶律宗真 [XingZong, ~ZongZhen](1031-1055)

    (8) 道宗 耶律弘基 [DaoZong, ~HongJi](1055-1101)

    (9) 天祚帝 耶律延禧 [TianZuoDi, ~YanXi](1101-1125)

    Liao Empire originated from Inner Mongolia, China.



    金帝系 (Jin Emperor Listing)--- Jurchens

    (1) 金太祖 完顏阿古打 [Jin TaiZu, WanYan AhGuDa](1115-1123)

    (2) 金太宗 完顏吳乞買 [~ TaiZong, ~WuQiMai](1123-1135)

    (3) 金熙宗 完顏亶 [~XiZong, ~Dan](1135-1149)

    (4) 海陵王 完顏亮 [HaiLingWang, ~Liang](1149-1161)

    (5) 金世宗 完顏雍 [~ShiZong, ~Yong](1161-1189)

    (6) 金章宗 完顏_Z [~ZhangZong, ~Jing](1189-1208)

    (7) 金衛紹王 完顏允濟 [~WeiZhaoWang, ~YunJi](1208-1213)

    (8) 金宣宗 完顏珣 [~XuanZong, ~Xun](1213-1223)

    (9) 金哀宗 完顏守緒 [~AiZong, ~ShouXu](1223-1234)

    (10) 金末帝 完顏承麟 [~MoDi, ChengLin)(1234)

    Jin Empire originated from the Northeast of China.



    西夏王朝 (1032-1227) Xi Xia Empire
    Xi Xia existed 200yrs before the Song Empire but its ruler was bestowed with the title 'King' by the Song Emperor in 1004. The Empire was sandwiched between the Song Empire and the Mongols up north.

    南诏古国 NanChaoGu Guo [Dali, modern day -- Yunnan, existed in AD738(during Tang Dynasty)]. It was destroyed in AD 902 by the Tang Empire.----if interested, pm me.

    大理国 Dali Empire reigned from (AD 937- 1253). During this time, it enjoyed a blissful relationship with the Song Empire.

    Pls do correct me if i'm wrong...
    Thanks.
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    No worries mich. Thanks for the historical information.
    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    I'm probably going to translate Lin Buo Wei Bu as Approaching Wave Subtle Steps. I don't know if that's any good, what do you guys think? Any other suggestions?

    Chapter 5
    Subtle Steps and Hanging Threads

    The day break solved her problem for her, because she could not escape any more.

    "If that heartless jerk comes, he comes; if he doesn't, he doesn't. All I can do is wait here for death to come." Her thoughts were just turning towards the morose when she suddenly heard a sharp crack behind her. Turning around, she saw an object fell out of the sky and land in the relatively dense area of grass about 100 meters away.

    "What could that be?" She immediately flattened herself against the ground. Only when no other sound could be heard from the bush did she, as silently as she could, crawl over to take a peek.

    When she finally made it to the thicket and pushed the tall grass aside, what she saw made the hair on the back of her neck stand up. Laid side to side within the thicket of grass was the bodies of 6 infants, some on their side, others facing up. Among them was the infant that she saw Second Madame Yie holding in her hands days ago.

    "There are six bodies, and she's been here for 6 days. So it true, that evil wench does kill an infant every day. But why?" It was hard to tell how Second Madame Yie killed the babies because there were no blood or obvious injuries on the bodies. One of the babies was wearing bright and colorful cloths, but the other 5 were wearing cloths made of rough materials typical of farmers, presumably farmers of the No Measure Mountains. Ever since she had left her hide out with her master, Mu Wan Qing had killed quite a number of people. But all of her victims had been people of the pugilistic world who did not have good intentions towards her. Witnessing first hand the murders of these innocent infants made her entire body tremble in fear.

    Suddenly a shadow flashed across her view. A person was shooting down the mountain side like a bird, landing every so often, but only momentarily, before taking off again. It was none other than Second Madame Yie. Watching the speed with which she flew, Mu Wan Qing realized that it was a speed that even her master could never hope to obtain. With that realization, a sense of hopelessness shot through her. Her legs gave out from underneath her, making her sit down onto the ground.

    She sat there dumbstruck for a while before coming around again. She lined the bodies of the 6 infants up and covered them with little rocks and dirt. Suddenly, a freezing sensation ambushed her from behind. She immediately tapped the ground with her left foot and shot forward. A laughter and inexplicably switches from sharp and thick could be heard coming from behind her.

    "Little lady, your hubby just ditched ya, so why don't you follow me instead?" It was Yun Zhong He.

    He arrived at the same time as his voice, reaching out trying to grab Mu Wan Qing's waist. Just as it looked like his claws were going to catch her when a sideways palm came in and parried away his hand. The palm was from none other than the Divine Croc.

    "Number Four, you better keep away from my Southern Sea Sect!" He yelled in anger.

    "Your disciple isn't showing up, so this little missy isn't related to your sect." Yun Zhong He quickly hopped about 20 or so meters out of the way. Only now did Mu Wan Qing get a good look at him. He was extremely tall, but also extremely thin, reminding her of a long bamboo stick. Even his face looked impossibly long.

    "How the hell do you know my disciple won't show up? Did you kill him?" The Divine Croc replied in anger. "That's right! You must have saw how great my disciple is and kidnapped him for yourself! You messed my plans you bastard, I'm going to strangle you dry!"

    Being the unreasonable brute that he was, he did not even wait for Yun Zhong He to answer his charges before throwing himself at Yun Zhong He.

    "I don't know what shape or color your disciple is as I have never seen him before, how could I try and take him in?" Yun Zhong He yelled as he swiftly dodged Divine Croc's initial flurry.

    "Bull#####!" Divine Croc angrily shouted. "Who's going to believe that #####? You lost your fight and took it out on my disciple!"

    "Is your disciple a man or a woman?"

    "A man, of course! What would I do with a female disciple?"

    "Well then! Yun Zhong He only goes after women and is never interested in men. You know all about that don't you?"

    Divine Croc was in mid-air when he heard this remark. Finding some reason in it, he immediately switched to "Thousand Ton Boulder" and dove back to Earth.

    "So where did my disciple go?" He inquired, placing his right foot up on a piece of rock that happened to be by his feet. "Why hasn't he shown up yet?"

    "Hehe, that's your Southern Seas Sect's own business, what does it have to do with me?" Yun Zhong He joked.

    "How dare you make fun of me!" The Divine Croc was already terribly frustrated by the absense of Duan Yu, so his temper was very touchy at the moment.

    "If I could get the two of them in a fight, it would be very advantageous for me." Mu Wan Qing decided.

    "That's right, this Yun Zhong He must have harmed your disciple!" So she shouted. "Or else how could he get down from the cliff all by himself? This Yun Zhong He's lightness kungfu is amazing, so he must have went up the cliff, took your disciple somewhere, and killed him to make sure that Southern Seas Sect would not produce a powerful figure. Why else would the body be missing?"

    The Divine Croc slapped his own foreheard as if he had just had an epiphany.

    "You see? Even my disciple's wife says so. Are you still saying you are innocent?"

    "My husband told me that he could only dream to be so lucky as to have a master as great as you and he has to drive himself so as to bring fame and glory to the great Southern Seas Sect as well as the Divine Croc of the Southern Seas. So famous so that all those 'No Evil Left Undone' and 'Evil Overflowing the Cup' would be so envious of you. But who could have guessed that this Yun Zhong He would be so cruel as to kill you disciple. You'll never be able to find a disciple so like you again!" For every point she made, the Divine Croc slapped his forehead. She continued. "My husband's back of the head is shaped just like yours, not to mention that he is a physical specimen just like you. He's the perfect successor to the Southern Seas Sect. But yet this Yun Zhong He just want to trouble you. So why haven't you avenged your disciple?"

    By this time, Divine Croc's eyes were literally on fire as he threw himself at Yun Zhong He. Yun Zhong He knew that Mu Wan Qing was intentionally trying to instigate something but did not have a chance to defend himself. Knowing that his kungfu was not up to par with Divine Croc, he immediately turned and ran when he saw Divine Croc coming at him. Divine Croc landed and took off, once again flying towards him.

    "He's running because he's guilty!" Mu Wan Qing poured gasoline on the fire. "If he didn't kill your disciple, then he wouldn't be running!"

    "That's right, that makes sense!" Divine Croc shouted. "Give me back my disciple!"

    One ran, the other chased. In a blink of an eye the two of them disappeared over the top of the mountain.

    Mu Wan Qing was just padding herself on her back when she realized that the Divine Croc's shouts were getting closer once again as the two men worked their way back around to this side of the mountain again.

    It was obvious that Yun Zhong He was much faster than Divine Croc. With his long and lanky body, he looked like a bamboo in the wind, shaking left and right, yet a good distance was always maintained between him and Divine Croc. The two of them flashed by in front of Mu Wan Qing and instantly disappeared around to the other side of the mountain again. By the second time the two men made their way back around, Yun Zhong He suddenly changed directions and floated to just Mu Wan Qing's side. He reached out and tried to grab her shoulder. Caught off guard, Mu Wan Qing immediately flicked up her right arm and sent a poisonous arrow flying towards his face. Yun Zhong He slid to his left a little and dodged the arrow. Somehow, with the way his body was twisted, his long arms arrived in front of Mu Wan Qing's face. Mu Wan Qing tried to get out of the way, but she was still a step too slow. A gust of coolness hit her face as her veil ended up in Yun Zhong He's hand.

    Yun Zhong He was momentarily dumb struck by Mu Wan Qing's beauty, and then an evil smile crept onto his face.

    "Woah, hot damn! This littl girlie here is quite something here. Could be a bit more coy, or else she would be perfect...." While he was busy talking, Divine Croc arrive with his palm howled as his aimed for Yun Zhong He's back. Yun Zhong He gathered his power into his right palm and countered.

    "Hong!" A huge explosion of sound could be heard as the power of their strikes met. Mu Wan Qing suddenly felt as if all the air was squeezed out of her as she found it impossible to breath due to the air pressure. Within a radius of several meters, the dust and dirt on the ground swirled about in a frenzy. Using the power of Divine Croc's strike, Yun Zhong He shot back and was instantly 5 meters away.

    "Eat my palm!" Divine Croc screamed.

    "You can't catch me, and I can't beat you." Yun Zhong He laughingly observed. "We can keep this up for another day and would still be like this."

    Once again, the two disappeared, still in chase. But the dirt and dust around Mu Wan Qing have yet to settle.

    "I have to figure out a way to get in Yun Zhong He's way, or else these two would never fight." She decided.
    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    haha yay Moin! You updated!
    It seemed kinda like I was forcing you though... sorry hehe

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    ignore this post
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    Ok..helping Mich.. here

    The map.
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    ack
    no wonder everyone wanted a piece of Song... so frigging big

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    It's not as big as the map suggests. This map broke things down using a modern China map so as to show which part of China today is Liao, or Jin, or Da Li. Here's a better map.

    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    yeah, i figured that it will be easier for most who are not so familiar with maps of ancient China to have a easier time visualising.
    it's a rough guide
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Moinllieon
    [B]I'm probably going to translate Lin Buo Wei Bu as Approaching Wave Subtle Steps. I don't know if that's any good, what do you guys think? Any other suggestions?


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    Well, after following the discussion in JY Forum we know that Ling Bo is Ling Bo Xian Zi (River Goddess - Luo Shen) and Cao Zhi (son of Cao Cao in San Guo Yan Yi) had given her dance an eulogy through his poem (Luo Shen Fu). So I suggest to translate 'Ling Bo Wei Bu' into 'The River Goddess Shake'

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    Moin, your map appears to be Southern Song cos the capital has shifted to Hangzhou as depicted.
    Let's not confuse Yang Guo. Afterall, DGSD was in Northern Song(Song) era.
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