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

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    Still here and highly anticipating - I just don't post too often in case putting too much pressure on the translators. Happy holidays! Just wanted to let you know your fans have not gone missing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shi-Potian View Post
    OK!!!!!!! I know I am wrong to mention this and may get a ban! Truthfully though, I feel that you Renwoxing should take this project over yourself as it seems interest in this series is waning!


    Please contribute to this series as much as you can, and let it be completed oneday by Jean/Sylphiad or any others who contribute to this magnificent piece of work!
    IMO :P

    translators are artists they require inspiration... when inspired they translate and we get to read thier work...

    but if the translators are not inspired at this point... (busy with other things, like christmas and new years ) then let them have thier fun, thats what i say... maybe pic up a stick and go join ur local karaty club learn some wuxia of ur own thats what i think i will do.
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    Hey guys, we're now voting for our favourite novel over at the Wuxia Fiction forum!

    Come on over and take part!

    http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=28045


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    Quote Originally Posted by IcyFox View Post
    Hey guys, we're now voting for our favourite novel over at the Wuxia Fiction forum!

    Come on over and take part!

    http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=28045


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    will do.. Thanx

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    Waaaa

    I am entering into starvation mode! I need to eat more novel! More more!!! My stomach is burning!

    Sorry, I just need to get it out there lol. I am very happy to see more then one translator for this novel. I have a feeling very soon some will come out.

    Please don't rush it. Take your time. I don't mean to put pressure.

    Thank you so much for translating!

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    Wow, to think I survived 2 months without SITP...

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    noooo... not another false alarm!!!

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    thanks the translators for all your hard works
    plz post more new chapterss

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    Quote Originally Posted by partyboi247 View Post
    thanks the translators for all your hard works
    plz post more new chapterss
    lolpeople are gettin desperate like me

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    Default let posts some jokes or something

    Quote Originally Posted by yongbifan View Post
    lolpeople are gettin desperate like me

    Maybe we should post some funny pics or jokes... then when jean passes by she will read thema nd be inspired

    also it will help hans earn his bread and butter by moderating our spam lol

    gl translation team my prayers are with you.
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    Or maybe just wait?

    This is nothing, I had once waited years between chapters of translation and always feel grateful for the time and efforts that the translators had put in.

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    I think you will find that every single one of the posters in this thread are all very grateful for the translators spending time.

    The expression of anticipation are merely proof of this.

    if the translator came back to this thread with naught but in the thread since they last translated wouldn't that be discouraging.

    By seeing all these people anticipated it will make them feel a warm fuzzy feelings in their stomachs when a new update is posted. :-)

    Eagerly waiting for further translation :-) and thankful for all the efforts to date :-)

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    Man it is good to be back after a long absence.

    I have spend the last several days catch up on the reading of this awesome translation by Jean and slyphiad. Multiple thanks to both. Absolutely love it!

    Like everyone else, I just have to wait for the next installment... Even if I have wait until my neck has grown long.. I will still wait... :-)

    PS: A very very belated congratulations to Jean on the baby girl... She is as pretty as a spring flower (I think I have been reading too much XSL these past weeks that even my description sounds like it came from a wuxia novel. ) :-)

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    hi guys. thanks for the support. what's been happening is that both ren wo xing and jean been pretty busy so hasn't gotten a chance to edit my translation. i been translating ahead of what's been released but no one to edit it so far. that's why we've been pretty lagging behind with this.

    hopefully, they'll free up a little bit to continue with the translation.

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    sorry guys for the long wait. Finally managed to squeeze some time in between my work to a bit of edit Sylphiad's translation. I'll be travelling again next week on work so won't have so regular updates.

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    Zhao Zhi was pleased, “So you do care about us.”

    Xiang Shaolong knew he had accidentally betrayed his intention and smiled wryly, “From the start, I have always cared about you two.”

    Zhao Zhi’s pretty face seemed suddenly revitalized as she rolled her eyes at him, “But why are you always so indifferent and ruthless towards us?”

    Xiang Shaolong replied exasperatedly, “That night, I wholeheartedly thought that I would be able to enjoy the night Miss Zhi, but instead I got ambushed from the back and nearly lost my life, how much nicer do you want me to treat you?”

    Zhao Zhi is after all an unmarried maiden and to hear him speak so honestly, both her cheeks blushed but on the inside she was deliriously happy as she said with embarrasment, “Sorry! That was just a misunderstanding. Zhao Zhi will now bow and apologise to you, alright?”

    Surprisingly, she really did kneel down.

    Xiang Shaolong was so surprised that he jumped out of his seat and to help her up.

    Zhao Zhi allowed him to grab her shoulder and pressed her to her seat again. With a blushing face, she raised an eyebrow at him and asked sadly, “You’re no longer angry with me?”

    Xiang Shaolong felt her delicate body trembling under his hands like a frightened little bird and a surge of sympathy welled up as he said gently, “Why torture yourself like this?”

    Zhao Zhi’s eyes reddened as she mournfully said, “Zhao Zhi has been unlucky since young, my whole family either separated or dead. Sister Rou is constantly thinking of revenge, so my temper can be quite bad sometimes, consequently offending Mister.”

    Xiang Shaolong sympathized even more with her as he secretly thought that he was the one who made her say all those heartless and obstinate words. He suddenly couldn’t help but feel apologetic towards her as he reached out his right hand to hold her chin up and smiled, “Let’s stop with the blaming game, from today onwards, why don’t we forget all about our old and new hatred forgotten?”

    Zhao Zhi face turned redder as she lowered her long eyelashes and with half-lidded eyes, nodded her agreement. Who wouldn’t be affected by that kind of tender expression on a young lady’s face?

    Xiang Shaolong can’t help but leaned closer and lightly kissed her lip.

    Zhao Zhi’s body trembled and even her ears turned red. Her reaction was more intense than the last time when Xiang Shaolong forcefully kissed her while on the horse.

    Xiang Shaolong almost wanted to press her down on the bed on impulse to copulate with her but there was still an ounce of clarity in his mind as he reluctantly released her and asked, “Where will Tian Dan be staying and how many people will be coming with him to the city?”

    Zhao Zhi heard Tian Dan’s name and became clearheaded again, “He’s staying in the Zhao Palace. I’m not sure how many people will be coming with him, but usually, regardless of where he’s going, he’ll have many bodyguards around him.”

    She added, “Tonight, the King of Zhao will hold a banquet to welcome this traitor, and all the envoys have been invited to attend.”

    Xiang Shaolong knew immediately that he’s not invited again. The King of Zhao is obviously on Li Yuan’s side and deliberately giving him the cold shoulder.

    Zhao Zhi asked shyly, “Would Mister mind going to advise my Sister Rou? In my opinion, she will definitely listen to your words.”

    At any rate, Xiang Shaolong couldn’t allow Shan Rou to take the risk in trying to assassinate Tian Dan so he readily stood up and said, “Alright! Let’s go see your sister.”

    Xiang Shaolong and Zhao Zhi rode their horses out of the residence. From far away, someone came riding towards them and shouted, “Master Dong, please wait!”

    Both of them looked over in surprise and it turned out to be Pu Bu.

    Xiang Shaolong seized the chance to tell Zhao Zhi, “Go home first and wait for me there!”

    Zhao Zhi meekly nodded and left immediately.

    Pu Bu stopped beside him, panting, “Marquis has invited Mister Dong to see him at once!”

    Xiang Shaolong nodded his agreement and followed him back towards the Marquis’ residence.

    He had on several occasions wanted to reveal his identity to Pu Bu, but in the end he bit back his words. After all, a person’s heart might have changed within the last half year.

    Xiang Shaolong met Zhao Mu inside the secret room in the Marquis’ residence.
    This traitor’s expression was stern as he grimaced, “Li Yanyan has indeed delivered a crown prince!”

    Xiang Shaolong took a moment to understand his meaning before he exclaimed, “That’s not good!”

    Zhao Mu clenched his fists and stamped his foot on the floor, “This time, that little thief managed to take full advantage of us. He can openly become crown prince uncle whereas my father has to worry that the King of Chu will find out that the baby is actually his son. Just based on this alone, father is already at a disadvantage. Moreover, Li Yanyan’s relationship with my dad is just based on beneficiary gains and there’s no real love at all. Now with her raise in stature, she can easily manipulate the King of Chu. Li Yuan will be able to get whatever he ask for in Chu.”

    Xiang Shaolong remembered Li Yuan’s scheming character and asked in shock, “Would Master be in danger?”

    Zhao Mu was deeply worried, “You figured this out as well, now Li Yuan’s biggest obstacle is my father. If I am Li Yuan, the first person I would deal with is the King of Chu. The King’s health has never been good so as long as Li Yanyan leads him down the path of destruction, it’s guaranteed that he wouldn’t last much longer. Once the King of Chu is gone, Li Yanyan and Li Yuan would be able to legitimately control Chu’s politics thru that bastard. Father has not taken any precaution against this, still thinking that the pair of siblings are still pawns that he can control but it would be so easy if those wretched siblings wants to harm him.”

    Xiang Shaolong calmly replied, “The only way to handle this is to use the opportunity for me to completely eliminate Li Yuan when he leaves the country by posing as horse bandits.”

    A shadow hung over Zhao Mu’s expression and he did not speak for a long moment. Finally he sighed and said, “I’m afraid it won’t be so easy. Li Yuan alone has incredible sword skills and this time, inclusive of his family warriors and attendants, he has close to five hundred people with him, even more men than you’ve got. Especially now that his worth has increased so much, King Xiaocheng will surely send his army to escort him back to Chu. Even when passing through Wei, the Weis will do the same too. If you act rashly, you won’t gain any advantage at all.”

    Xiang Shaolong secretly smiled as he thought that it’s a good thing that traitor knows this because it would spare him a lot of problems.

    Zhao Mu was obviously very worried and after sighing in despair, he asked, “Do you have any other better strategy?”

    Xiang Shaolong deliberately replied, “Let me quickly go back to Chu to report to the Master so that he would be able to take some precautions.”

    Zhao Mu unhappily replied, “But then who’ll help me take care of things here. Besides, Father often disregard me, his own son’s words so why would he listen to an outsider’s advice?”

    Xiang Shaolong had known for a long time that he is a selfish person, who wouldn’t care about family. That’s why he certainly won’t let him leave. But by pretending concern like this, he will gain more of Zhao Mu’s trust. He replied, “Then we have to move faster, otherwise without Master’s support, even if Marquis ascend the throne, it will only attract other country’s intervention.”

    Zhao Mu’s expression was heavy as he creased his brows, “I want you to investigate for me one thing.”

    Xiang Shaolong said, “Marquis, please give your orders.”

    Zhao Mu dejectedly replied, “This last six months, King Xiao Cheng has been giving me the cold shoulder. For example he recently had a few secret discussions with Li Yuan and also today, when he received Tian Dan, he wouldn’t let me attend. There must be a problem somewhere.”

    Xiang Shaolong also found this to be odd, but hasn’t gotten a chance to consider it deeply so he said offhandedly, “Could it be because Guo Kai is carrying tales?”

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    Good to hear from you Jean.

    Thank you so much to you and slyphiad and RWX your continuous work on the translation... Loving this translation!

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    great work as always jean...thanks for the patience you have shown us demanding fans of your work!!!

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    Woo hoo! Thanks Jean! But as Han said, we've waited years for an update before... (was that one of the LXFs or SPW or HSDS?)... absence only makes it sweeter when it comes =)
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    Thank you for the translation.

    Btw: King of King in your translation- error?

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