The sages said, read ISSTH Book 1, Chapter 27!

I Shall Seal the Heavens

Epic loot drop? "Check." Level up? "Check." New kick-ass spells? "Check." New life-and-death situation? "Che.. uh, hold on. What was that?" said Meng Hao. Oh, nothing, said the narrator. Carry on!

Chapter 27: The Wind Rises Again Translated by Deathblade Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo

I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to those who donated to support my translation, including LJ and JA from California, EG from New York, CDL from North Carolina and SP from UK.

I have some thoughts and explanations regarding donations after the jump.

To be honest, I wasn't quite prepared for the new donation system when it was rolled out, but I very much appreciate RWX's willingness to make such a change. I feel very honored to be part of the wuxiaworld family of translators, and of course I'm very appreciative of everyone who is willing to donate to support us.

I started translating to improve my Chinese and for the fun of it. Back then, I was doing one chapter every two weeks. I almost can't believe I'm now doing seven! In order to bring those free seven-days-a-week updates, I currently translate three chapters on Monday (basically spend all day), and then one per day from Tuesday to Friday (spend the morning doing that, then go to work in afternoon/evening). My full time job leaves me exhausted and unable to translate from Friday night to Sunday night, which is basically a third of the week (thus the long Monday). If you count translating as a part-time job, it basically means I'm working seven days a week currently.

To be honest, I don't feel the ideal situation is to just accept random donations. I would rather have a sponsored chapter program where donations go to something more concrete than just "deathblade." Unfortunately, my schedule now is a bit tight and I can't go beyond seven per week (yet). I'm working on adjusting things to be able to bring some sponsored chapters in addition to the seven guaranteed chapters per week. But I need some more time. Please be patient. ^__^

In the meantime, I very much appreciate the donations, and would like to again thanks RWX for instituting such a generous system. You have my fealty, overlord RWX!!!