I realized that my last chapter announcement inadvertently had some minor spoilers (based on the sneak peak chapter). But no one said anything, so I figured I'll have some spoilers in this announcement, too: Basically, in Chapter 29, we find that the Inner Sect training is actually peaceful. The Sect Leader arrives to teach everyone to sing Hymns of harmony. They abolish fighting, and turn the Reliance Sect into a tourist attraction similar to the modern-day Shaolin Temple. Read more about that in your dreams! Then, check out:
Chapter 29: Inner Sect Training Translated by Deathblade Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo
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Some more major and minor changes to more terminology, please read below:
You might remember the phrase "darling of heaven." I'm changing "darling" to "chosen," based on some future use of the term. Past chapters have already been changed accordingly.
I'm embarrassed to say that I was lax in my translation of the term "brother." I have consistently translated "Elder Brother" as simply "Brother," despite the fact that there is a term specifically for "Brother" that is neither "Elder" nor "Junior." This term specifically appears when Meng Hao starts the Pill Cultivation Workshop outlet. He does not call his customers "Elder" or "Junior" brother, but just "Brother." Interestingly, Wang Tengfei and Shangguan Song both call each other "Elder Brother." In any case, from now on I will be more strict and carefully translate it as either Elder Brother/Sister, Junior Brother/Sister, or just plain Brother/Sister. Past chapters have already changed, if you want to check, just go back and look at the chapters and use your browser to search for "brother."
Early on, Er Gen used some words that made it sound as if Spirit Stones could be cut up into pieces. It only happened once, but because of that, I often used the term "Spirit Stone chunk" or "chunk of Spirit Stone." However, he appears to have changed that, or maybe I just mis-read that section long ago. In any case, from now on there are no "chunks" of Spirit Stones, just plain old Spirit Stones. Past chapters have already been changed.
You may remember a reference to the "lands of the Great Tang." From now on, it is "the Great Tang in the Eastern Lands." Basically, this world appears to be crafted after the mythical lands that appear in "Journey to the West." More information on that later.