Welcome, Desolate Era and IEatWatermelons!

Readers, colleagues, and friends, it's been quite a while since we've welcomed a new project to Wuxiaworld, in large part because of how stupid busy I've been the past two months, but today, I'm very delighted to welcome our newest translator, IEatWatermelons (IEW) and project, Desolate Era (莽荒纪), formerly of www.worldofwatermelons.com!  Desolate Era is another work by I Eat Tomatoes, and it includes many aspects of his other works.  I haven't fully read the raws, but what I have read makes me really enjoy it quite a bit, and I actually secretly did a few 'guest' chapters with IEW because I had fun with it.  IEW himself is a phenomenal translator, as you'll see for yourselves once you do some reading!  I'm sure IEW will want to say a few words of his own, but for now, please join me in a big round of applause for IEW and Desolate Era!  Welcome to Wuxiaworld!

Note - Because I spent hours moving the 100+ chapters which IEW has completed over to Wuxiaworld, I didn't get to do a second CD chapter today, but I think you'll agree that it was time well spent.  A hundred IET chapters for the price of one!  Kinda!  xD

The synopsis of the story is below the jump.

Fate had never been kind to Ji Ning. Wracked by illnesses and infirm his entire life on Earth, Ning knew early on that he would die as a teenager. What he didn't know was that there really was such a thing as life after death, and that the universe was a far larger place than he thought. A lucky twist of fate (one of the few in Ning's life) meant that Ning was reborn into a world of Immortals and monsters, of Ki Refiners and powerful Fiendgods, a world where Dynasties lasted for millions of years. A world which is both greater...and yet also smaller...than he ever could imagine. He would have the opportunity to join them, and in this life, Ning swore to himself, he would never let himself be weak again! The Era he was born into was a Desolate one, but Ning would make it his era.