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Okay, so after looking at the polls and the comments you guys have left me, I've decided to compromise and put both chapter links and the entire story into 1 page. It'll take a bit of time before the rest of the books are condensed into 1 page, but I'll try to do them ASAP.

(15/6/2012)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Book 1: The Beginning - Prologue

*Disclaimer note: This is merely a translation of the original Chinese version. I do not claim any part in the creation of the original story.


This is a land filled with various religions.

Here, the gods are not mere figments of faith and imagination, where their names are called out to only in times of difficulty. Oh no, here, Gods are real, and they exist in great numbers.

Some gods are quite “weak”, although this is of course measured in terms of godly power; and some gods are quite strong. The source of their powers is linked to their followers’ faith, so the number of followers plays an important role in determining the Gods’ strengths.

Hence, like crime lords fighting to widen their territories, these gods too are constantly in a struggle to spread the beliefs of their individual religions.

However if the gods were to simply show off their powers in order to ensnare more believers, and thus clash with other gods, I believe that this land would not last very long.

To avoid this from happening, the most powerful god among them set out the ‘Treaty of the Gods’, which forbids all gods from using their powers to directly interfere with the world. The only method that they are allowed to is to bequest powers upon their followers, and let their followers wield the powers at their own discretion.

And so, this was how the religions began.

Among the many religions, the most well known is the Church of the God of Light. Certainly, with the rise of the Church of the God of War and the Church of the God of Chaos, the glory of the Light Church can no longer be compared to that of yesteryears-but as the saying goes, ‘a skeleton-thin camel is still bigger than a horse’; so even though the Light Church’s glory has declined, even though the followers are decreasing year by year, when it comes to the question of which is the oldest, most tradition-filled faith, ten out of ten would answer-the Church of the God of Light.

Everyone knows that within the Light Church, in each generation, there are 12 famous holy knights.

And it doesn’t matter if you are a follower of the Light Faith or not, even 3 year old toddlers know of the perfect, flawless Sun Knight.

The Sun Knight, the leader of the holy knights and the representative of The Light Faith. With a smile as bright as the sun, he has a compassionate soul and will always believe in the good of people, refusing to give up on anyone.

And known to be the most perfect among the perfect, the 38th generation Sun Knight is flawless. Why, some even go so far as to call him the reincarnation of the God of Light. His tales takes up as much as five long epic poems.

He sent the Death Knight to the abyss, defeated an evil lich (an undead creature; a spellcaster who seeks to defy death by magical means), killed a fearsome dragon, rescued a royal princess, destroyed the Great Demon……

And as you can probably guess already, this book tells of this Sun Knight’s tale.

Now, the tale began with a conversation between the 38th Generation Sun Knight and his teacher, the 37th Generation Sun Knight……


“My child, from today onwards you are the successor of the Sun Knight. As long as you can endure great pain with fortitude; forge ahead in the face of disappointing failures; and no matter how great the temptation, still be able to uphold the noble morals and chivalry of a knight, then you may receive the title of Sun Knight from me when you are of age.”

“Teacher, can I revert on my decision?”

“No!”

“Why not?”

“Because I forgot to choose a backup successor.”

“……”


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7 comments:

  1. This is a MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS preasent. Thank you so very much for taking the time to be so kind & post these translations. I know that I speak for all the "LEGEND OF THE SUN KNIGHT" fans who visit your site when I say: "Thank You for this, and may the Blessings of the Godess of Light ease your burdens and whisper Insites of insperation to your heart and dextarity to your every endevers (Hope you get less work so you can post more good translations quickly)."
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  2. how do you make the "previous" and "next" link at the bottom of your post? Is there a blog feature for that or do you link them manually?

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    1. It's done manually when I type out my blog on Microsoft Word's blog option.

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  3. i appreciate your work, but just have one question.
    why did you translate the sun knight's real name differently from other sites that i have read?
    I think in the original work YU WO means to name him "Grisia", not "Cerus"...

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    1. Yes, Yu Wo's going by the name Grisia now, but a few years back when this story was still new, she named him Creus. Personally, I prefer Creus to Grisia, as the latter somehow sounds less elegant. (and sounds greasy too. ;P)

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    2. I see, so there was a story behind the Sun Knight's real name that i didn't know of before...///
      Thanks so much for replying and answering my question! you're very kind!
      I read this series in Chinese first, then I found out there's English version of it and recommended your site to my friends, apparently they prefer the name "Creus" much more than "Grisia" too...lol
      Still, he is my beloved Grisia to me tho!! XD

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  4. So god is our faith and imagination yeppp

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