New ISSTH Chapter Release! Book 1, Chapter 6

I Shall Seal the Heavens

What a long weekend! Glad to be back with a new chapter. Please enjoy:

Chapter 6: The Delights of the Copper Mirror
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade
Proofreaders: Lingson and laoren

I can only imagine what the comments are going to be on this chapter….. It’s quite … unique, is perhaps a good word.

A quick note and also interesting anecdote:

I’m using “Cultivation monk” to describe the sect members because it has the character 修 xiu, the same xiu as in Xiuxian, Xiuzhen, etc, and which relates to their quest for immortality. The original Chinese is 修士, which the dictionary lists as simply “monk,” more specifically western style monks, not Buddhist style monks.

The funny thing is that one of my favorite beers I drink here in China is an imported beer called Apostel Bräu, and the Chinese translation of the beer’s name contains this word in it! I just noticed a night or two ago and thought it was pretty funny/coincidental. See for yourself:

apostel brau



26 thoughts on “New ISSTH Chapter Release! Book 1, Chapter 6” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I feel like these little tidbits of information about your daily life let’s us grow closer and makes the whole site feel more homely and welcoming. Thanks for the chapter! ^^

    1. It’s not bad. The main reason I get it is because of the high alcohol content. Haha. More bang for the buck. Or, since I’m in China, more bang for the yuan, I guess.

      1. Apostel Bräu / apostle brew
        Like most german beers it originates from monk monasteries. Since only monks got so “spiritual” to find the time to cultivate the perfect hops.

        And jep thats one beer that hardly anybody drinks in germany itself. They brew it and ship it out as fast as possible ^^

  2. Hm, guess I will give Apostel Bräu a try later. Never bothered with it so far, mostly go for Tsingtao and not so much for imported ones. Funny thing, never ever saw most of the so called German beers that are sold here in Shanghai back in Germany, though there are certainly a lot of them.

    Anyway, thank you for the translation. My Chinese sucks -.- …

  3. Thank you RWX, for the welcome and all the translations 🙂

    Yeah, living at least for a few more month here in Shanghai. Afterwards I really need a break from China though. Those 2 years here feel rather long at the moment, at least in combination with my completely messed up working times. Stumbled on webnovels only recently and enjoyed your CD translations as well.

  4. If you are new to China Wytchlord, which I guess you are, Shanghai is certainly worth a visit even though it is the most “western” city in China imho.

    Just remember to say “bu yao” to every Chinese who starts talking to you on the East Nanjing Rd (Nanjingdonglu), won’t go into details in this regard but you have been warned. But seriously, absolutely everything the touts offer you is available elsewhere at a cheaper price and under safer circumstances. Yes, you will want to especially avoid any “lady” who talks to you while being on Nanjingdonglu. Don’t complain if you ignore that most basic advice and end up paying a few thousand dollars for a drink and maybe a quickie 😉

  5. As long as you follow a few basics you do not have to be scared though. In general I would consider China to be quite safe, as long as you pay attention to the traffic and know how to avoid the most common scams at tourist spots. I feel safer here compared to other places in the world actually.

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