April 25, 2020

Hills of Silver Ruins (1/1)

I've posted chapter 1 (book 1) of Hills of Silver Ruins, a Pitch Black Moon.

The destruction of Zui'un Temple resembles the Siege of Mount Hiei by Oda Nobunaga in 1571. At the end of the siege, the Enryaku-ji temple complex was razed to the ground. The assassination of Oda Nobunaga in 1579 by Akechi Mitsuhide, one of his top commanders, also strikes a familiar chord.

Ryou'un Mountain (凌雲山) or "skyscraping mountain" is a category of mountain whose summit reaches the Sea of Clouds. Each province has at least one Mount Ryou'un that houses the imperial or provincial palaces and the government offices.

The Rishi (里祠) is the sacred building in the center of every city where the Riboku (里木) tree is enshrined. See chapter 53 of Shadow of the Moon for Rakushun's explanation of the role the Riboku plays in daily life.

Wizards of the Air (飛仙) who achieve their status through their own effort are listed in the Registry of Wizards on Mount Hou. Wizards of the Air can also be appointed by the sovereign and have an imperial title but do not serve in the government. They are listed in the Registry of Wizards of that kingdom.

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# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
4/25/2020 11:38 AM   
Thank you so much for your work!
# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
4/26/2020 9:57 AM   
A new novel, in translation? Finally, finally! Thank you so much for your work!
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4/26/2020 4:08 PM   
Thank you! Have you considered setting up a patreon or similar for your translation work?
# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
4/29/2020 2:43 PM   
Thank you so much for translating this! I'm so excited to read it once it's finished! (no rush :) )
Can I ask if you're planning to upload each chapter as it's finished or is it just at the beginning?
# posted by Blogger Eugene
4/30/2020 10:58 AM   
My goal is to post at least two chapters a month, more frequently as time allows. Chapter two should be ready by this weekend.
# posted by Blogger Maka
4/30/2020 6:56 PM   
Thanks for the new chapter! I can't wait to read about Tai.
# posted by Blogger HarpyGirl
5/01/2020 2:28 AM   
Thank you so much for translating this novel! The entire English speaking Twelve kingdoms fandom is so grateful to you. ☺️
# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
5/02/2020 2:34 PM   
Thank you so much for taking the time to translate it! I truly love this series <3
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5/03/2020 5:27 PM   
Thanks for the translation, I'm so happy reading about Tai Kingdom. Your work is awesome <3
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6/28/2020 9:40 AM   
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4/25/2021 2:11 PM   
Thank you so much for your work! I was frantically looking for this! I'm 100% sure that many many people are counting on you!