Thread: A step into the past - 寻秦记 - by Huang Yi

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    Teng Yi will smack Yanfu into next week.

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    great update

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    oo YEAHH.... Teng Yi is gonna kick some asses.

    Thank you x1,000



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    Thanks slyphiad for the update.


    I think it will be one for the good guys.
    "Every man dies, but not every man really lives." -BH

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    Just realised that the second anniversary of Jean's start on this epic novel is in 10 days. So much has changed since then. Jean's had a baby. Wall Street imploded taking most of our savings with it. So many novels have been completed....

    Well here's to the translators and editors and all contributors Happy anniversary in advance!
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    Hehe, wouldn't it be awesome if Teng Yi was master at iaijutsu (battoujutsu) and could kill by drawing a sword?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoReverse View Post
    Hehe, wouldn't it be awesome if Teng Yi was master at iaijutsu (battoujutsu) and could kill by drawing a sword?
    Made me lol... but DRAGONBALLZ > then Naruto by like a 10^infinity
    KAMAYA MAYA
    Dragonballz the movie sucked @#$%, made me rage big time.

    BTW thanks for the translations team, i think im looking forward to this next update more then any other in the book so far.
    Last edited by aliderhamy; 09-21-09 at 05:48 AM.

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    Isn't battoujutsu from Rourouni Kenshin? I haven't watch Naruto though.

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    Default Big thanks!

    Thanks slyphiad for the update. That was great and you left us a cliffhanger! Keep up the great work and thanks everyone for bringing us this great translation. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROI View Post
    Isn't battoujutsu from Rourouni Kenshin? I haven't watch Naruto though.
    It is. He might be making fun of anime in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoReverse View Post
    It is. He might be making fun of anime in general.
    it is in a few dif animie and movies... but i had recently seen one in Naruto so i was using it. but Dragonballz is still > then most animie
    (some exceptions like ninja scrole and possibly avatar the last air bender... lol im such a kid)

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    i need my SITP fix...too quiet here

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    lol.. take it easy on the SITP... its quality stuff can't be rushed!

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    sorry guys... I'm the one holding out the progress here. Sylphiad was very quick in his translations but I have no time to edit. Whole family was sick and I was on medical leave for half of last week.

    But no worries, we're getting better (finally!) and I've started editing chapter 3.

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    jean,

    no worry, our need for a dose of ASITP can wait. Your health and that of your family(esp the babies) counts foremost. A healthy Jean and family is an assurance that this translation would go on until its conclusion. Now isn't that better?

    here's a prayer to your health and to all translators and editors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    sorry guys... I'm the one holding out the progress here. Sylphiad was very quick in his translations but I have no time to edit. Whole family was sick and I was on medical leave for half of last week.

    But no worries, we're getting better (finally!) and I've started editing chapter 3.

    hey jean no rush here i been stuck at home last week with the flu as well so i was just bored and so just posted to kill time...hope you get better soon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    sorry guys... I'm the one holding out the progress here. Sylphiad was very quick in his translations but I have no time to edit. Whole family was sick and I was on medical leave for half of last week.

    But no worries, we're getting better (finally!) and I've started editing chapter 3.
    Don't worry abt updating, Jean. Get well soon!

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    Another update guys!! It's now up to Book 8 Chapter 3 Page 4. We're halfway through chpt 3. Enjoy!! I've been working on chpt 5 now.

    Chapter 3: Awe-inspiring at the Field

    Once Yanfu attacked with his sword, everyone could tell he was formidable.

    No matter the angle or the speed, technique or footwork, all these can be clearly seen in this simple looking sword execution that was moving like a swimming dragon, indeed deserving of his great reputation as a master swordsman.

    The most exhilarating part was he borrowed the twisting power of his waist and legs to exert his moving strength, creating a powerful stab that pooled the energy in his whole body, moving as fast as lightning, with no warning sign in advance. It was really instantaneous, seemingly like a volcanic eruption and in the blink of an eye, the sword point arrived only a foot away from the unmoving Teng Yis chest .

    The crowd imagined themselves in Teng Yis position. At the moment, the only path left was to retreat and pull out his sword, but this would only boost the opponents dominance, the offensive attacks will come in waves and he may even perish under the sword. In other words, whatever happens, its only because Teng Yis did not draw out his sword first and thus lost his chance to act first.

    A small smile escaped from the corner of Teng Yis lips as he swiftly drew out his sword without even retreating a step.

    The crowd was secretly alarmed. Guo Xiuer and Zhao Ya were so scared that they shut their pretty eyes, unable to bear watching the tragic outcome of this hero when he spills his blood.

    Clang!

    While everyone was stupefied, Teng Yi drew out his sword to about two feet from the sheath and actually accurately blocked the edge of Yanfus sword with his sword handle.

    Even if Yanfu was stronger than Teng Yi, but the power emitted from the swords edge is incomparable to the power emitted from the flat side of the sword handle, especially since Yanfus arm strength simply wasnt on the same level as Teng Yi.

    Ever since Yanfu started to appear in the pugilistic world, he has never seen anyone who from the start could beat an enemy using the sword handle only. He had placed his full power to attack forward, and he could not stop his momentum and was heading towards Teng Yi as if he is throwing himself into his embrace.

    Just as he realized his mistake, Teng Yis iron fist loomed in front of his eyes.

    Bang!

    Fresh blood spurted from Yanfus mouth and nose as he stumbled backwards, unexpectedly knocked out by Teng Yis left fist, whereas Teng Yis sword was only half out of the sheath.

    Clang!, the sword slid back into the sheath.

    Silence reigned on the field, before the swordsmen from the training school burst into loud cheers which filled the whole field, amazed by Teng Yis skills and also ecstatic because he had gotten revenge on their behalf.

    Li Yuan did not expect that Teng Yi could be as skillful as this, his face turned green as he shouted, Carry that useless guy out!

    Once this word was out, even Zhao Ya, who was sitting beside him furrowed her brows, could feel that this person, Li Yuan, is an unkind and fickle person, showing no sympathy at all towards a subordinate who has failed.

    Yanfu was quickly carried out of the field.

    Teng Yi pointed towards Lou Wuxin, Its your turn now!

    The crowds eyes all fell on Lou Wuxin, waiting to see if he dared to accept the challenge.

    Xiang Shaolong is the only one in the field who can predict the result of the fight. After Teng Yi received his instruction from the Mohist Swordplays Addendum, his sword and martial art skills improved exponentially, even he himself couldnt be sure to win against him, much less Yanfu. This time he laughed out loud, Brother Lou, if you still have not rested enough to get your breath back, we can ask Brother Dong Luzi or others to fight first.

    Once this was said, there was no way for Lou Wuxin to avoid this any further, he stood up, snorted and walked out towards the field.

    Everyone immediately quieted down.

    Ji Yanran whispered in Xiang Shaolongs ear, I have never seen anyone with such queer sword skills as your Second Brother, he not any more inferior compared to Li Yuan .

    Zhao Mu was instead elated, secretly thinking that its no wonder that this Horse Fanatic is so boastful, so it turns out that he has a subordinate who can fight against a hundred fighters singlehandedly with his out of the world sword skills.

    Clang, Lou Wuxin pulled out his sword and assumed a stance, yet he didnt immediately attack, quietly studying his opponents sword movement and techniques. Teng Yi faced the sky and laughed aloud, his right hand holding the sword handle, stepped forward and looked as if he was going to pull out his sword.

    Lou Wuxin felt awestricken by his imposing manner and actually took a step back, so that a gap of seven to eight steps still remained between them. Teng Yi dashed like lightning forward towards Lou Wuxins left side, the long sword slid back in and then out of the sheath again, creating the unbelievable illusion of countless seemingly real sword sparks, looking like an attack but yet not an attack, and poisonous snakes in a pit, rearing their heads and sticking out their tongue so thatat any time, it could fiercely attack its enemy with one bite, but it would definitely be a merciless killing move.

    Xiang Shaolong slapped his thigh and cheered. This move that Teng Yi used was based on defending in order to attack, beyond doubt that it has reached perfection, completely utilizing the essence of Mohist Swordplays Addendum.

    Lou Wuxin was completely baffled by the opponents sword movement, even though he shouted and assumed a fierce posture but in the end he still moved back a step, everyone could see that he had been intimidated.
    When master swordsmen were pitted in a battle against each other, how can one constantly retreat.

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    With wondrous instinct, Teng Yis sword suddenly moved widely, changing from defending to attack into attacking to defend, waving his long sword seemingly like a rainbow, accompanied by refined and intricate footwork, dashing forward to Lou Wuxins left, taking him by storm.

    Clang! Lou Wuxin strenuously tried to block Teng Yis sword, which has reached perfection regardless of technique, posture, strength or movement. Teng Yi sneered, Is this all you have?

    The long sword slid out, and quickly morphed into a sweep.

    Clang!

    Lou Wuxin raised his sword in trepidation to block, only to be swept away by Teng Yi and there was no way he could retaliate at all.

    Not one of them from Li Yuans side that didnt turn pale, for it must be known that Lou Wuxins arm strength is the best amongst them all but it turned out that this Long Shan can easily beat him.

    By this time, everyone knew that Teng Yi plans to subdue and humiliate this person in terms of strength.

    Zhao Ba was ecstatic, but also secretly alarmed. He was always self-assured that his strength was unbeatable, but now looking at Teng Yis might, he realizes that there will always be others who are better.

    Le Cheng who was sitting at the back moved forward, Your family warriors superhuman strength was just astonishing, I wont be surprised if its comparable to Xiao Weimou.

    Xiao Shaolong secretly snickered, if Le Cheng knew that Xiao Weimou was killed by Teng Yi, who knows what would he think about it?
    History is being repeated again. Earlier it was Fu Jianyin who was beaten senseless by Lou Wuxin till he cannot retaliate at all and ultimately lost; this time its Teng Yi slowly pressing forward, making Lou Wuxin sweat with effort, continuously retreating.

    This Lou Wuxin can be considered as awesome as he could ward off Teng Yis unfathomable 25th sword stance before he lapsed and thus creating a flaw in his defense.

    Teng Yi moved forward like a lightning kicking his lower abdomen.

    Lou Wuxin scrambled backward holding the sword, curled up on the floor from the pain. Besides moaning, he had no more energy to get up anymore.
    The crowd was awestruck by this terrible sword move that all have forgotten to cheer.

    Li Yuan completely lost face. After ordering someone to move Lou Wuxin, he saw that everyone and that Long Shans eyes are on him, he secretly groaned. If he joined in the fight, even though he might not necessarily lose, he didnt have the confidence to get the upper hand, but at this time the situation is such that theres no other way out so he snorted, So Mister Dong has such a skillful subordinate, from this we could infer that Mister must also be an expert, why dont we use this time to play a little bit, so as to avoid others speaking badly of me for taking advantage of your subordinate when he is tired from all the fighting.

    Even though his words sounded reasonable, but everyone knew that he is in fact extremely wary of Teng Yi.

    Xiang Shaolong waved to Teng Yi to come back to the stand, before standing up slowly and replying calmly, Regarding my skills, Brother Li should already have a clear understanding of my level from your family warriors, but how can listening be compared to watching. Since Brother Li is in a mood to play, I would of course love to accompany you.

    Li Yuan did not expect that hed be willing to fight, and his joy plummeted.
    This time, besides the men on Li Yuans side and Teng Yi, everyone else was worried for Xiang Shaolong. Li Yuan is known as Chus number one famous swordsman, just by looking at Lou Wuxin and the others skills, they can all deduce his formidability. Dong Kuang, this Horse Fanatic, wasnt well known for his sword skills, so its not too hard to imagine wholl win or lose.

    Ji Yanran was anxious to the point where her brows all furrowed together, if Xiang Shaolong lost, even though Li Yuan wouldnt dare to publicly kill him, but he will definitely injure or maim him.

    Xiang Shaolong took off his precious sword Bloodwave and gave it to the person beside him as he smiled at Li Yuan, How can we follow these youngsters and compete with our lives. We can dispense with the armor, but we will still use wooden swords to exchange pointers and hold our strength in check, all should be carried out in the spirit of a friendly competition. Even though Li Yuan was reluctant, he couldnt openly show his desire to kill his opponent, so he smiled calmly, Since this is Mister Dongs suggestion, I will naturally agree.

    Xiang Shaolong secretly grinned, he is someone whos used to using wooden sword. Just on this point alone, Li Yuan is destined to lose. After accepting the wooden sword and testing the weight, despite it only weighing about 70% of his Mohist sword, its still much heavier than the average iron sword.

    Li Yuan used both hands to wave the sword around, pondering if he could just blind the other party in one eye, it would be most ideal.

    Xiang Shaolong suddenly shouted, Master Zhao, lets play some drums to add to the atmosphere!

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    Many thanks to Jean and slyphiad! What an exciting fight and its great to know that TY is now Mohist No.1 Swordsman!

    XSL is indeed cunning to use wooden sword which turns the tide for him. I would love to see him smack Li Yuan's *** and secure his place in Yanran's heart once and for all!

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    thank you for the translation jean and sylphiad

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