Archfiend (最强妖孽) by Uncanny Night Visitor (厄夜怪客)
Demonslayer (最强妖孽) by Uncanny Night Visitor (厄夜怪客)
Author Summary: As others blindly search for the truth, remember every living thing is false. As others are restricted by morality and law, remember that all matters are permitted. We walk in darkness and serve in the light. I am Xu Yangyi, I am… a demon slayer.
Translator Summary: Xu Yangyi has to be strong. Strong enough to carve himself a path in the bustling modern day world of cultivation and strong enough to avenge the deaths of his mother and father. Plagued by nightmares of the horrifying demon that tore apart his life over ten years ago, he waits for the day to become the hunter, but until then, he is just another face among China’s million cultivators. While his goals remain static, the act of cultivation itself has not. No longer is the strongest fist the law and no longer are the blind massacres of the past permitted. From commerce to law, cultivation has risen to a new, shining standard, yet while certain aspects of cultivation have turned anew, certain things remain since ancient times. In particular, the demons preying in the darkness.
In a world held together by a tenuous balance between cultivators and demons, and as cultivation itself becomes an increasingly rarer practice, Xu Yangyi strives to reign unrivaled in his generation.
Translator Remarks: Ayyy lmaoooo, found a new novel, guys. I really like this one (a lot more than what I had previously translated, FTA). It’s a lot different from what I think we’ve read, and I always wanted to read a modern cultivation story. Coupled with the fact it’s a newer novel in recent memory (started in 2016), I think it kinda reflects a more up-to-date reflection of Chinese novels in some respects. With over 1100 chapters, there’s an astronomically low chance of this getting dropped other than me going MIA or not having time to do this anymore.
Schedule: No set schedule. In comparison to my last novel, FTA, (where I was able to even pump out four chapters a day at one point LUL) Demonslayer is a lot harder in terms of language and references. Each chapter requires a decent amount of research depending on the terms used coupled with the fact that an average chapter is around 3000-3500 Chinese characters that go so far as to even 5kish~. I’ll aim for one chapter a day, but don’t be surprised if you go days without due to rigor of the text in relation to my experience lul.
Note: As my skills get better and better, I will do routine checks to make sure these beginning chapters are up to standard. Eventually, I’ll be posting to my wordpress, but I rather spend the time doing more translating because doing all the uploading/formatting takes too long. Expect that later on.
EDIT: Summary and title changed/updated to reflect incoming chapter reworks. DATED 12/26/2017