Translator Announcements

Hey, just an update from me, hweirdo.

Next chapter should be coming over American Thanksgiving break. Sorry it's taking so long, but school and work got in the way. I also made a mistake with last chapter. The person running the Myriad Flowers Tower is male, not female, so I changed it to rectify that mistake. 

I'll try my best to get as much done over break as possible, but after Chapter 20 are long chapters interspersed with typical chapter lengths.

by hweirdo

Hello all!

Thank you ever so much for participating in this fabulous celebration. At the end of the day, we had over 130 submissions and a couple of thousand votes! The turnout was quite something, and it was absolutely wonderful to read everyone's submissions!

Those of you who've been following the news know that we did have a sliiiight issue with cheaters (which caused a delay in the winner announcement), more of how we found them and dealt with them here: https://www.moonquill.com/contest/SOTR-x-MoonQuill/winners

We have our winners, and they are:

Congratulations to all the winners! I loved the submissions looking at things from another perspective, whether the Goldbiter Rats, one of JC's old men, or one of his women. You can read all of the submissions here, and two lucky community voters will be selected for a cash prize as well!

I actually had a few favorites who didn't make it onto the list, so I've decided to send them a holiday greeting and one of my pins! <3 Please check your messages, everyone! 

This hereby...

by etvolare

Hey everyone, 

The result for our 1100 Chapter Event is out. Baby Beerblade helped me do a lucky draw earlier, and our winner is AmatsuFox. Congratulations!

Check out the luck draw video if you like. https://youtu.be/uYyw8d-Mmvc 

Thank you for liking LOAR. I hope I'll continue to win your love and support. Best wishes from Clan Beerblade!   🍺


by Alcohol Sword Immortal

Hello! 

So my editor and I have been reading you guys' feedbacks in this downtime that the contract is being ironed out. We discussed many different options, and we finally came to a decision. We think this will make the system far more clear for all readers while looking really clean!

The system will now be Rank (Modifer). 

For example: Strength: Low (Low), Dexterity: Intermediate (High). "Mana stat increases from Low (High) to Intermediate (Low)"  


We think this system will be easy to understand for both new readers and old readers alike. Thanks to all who gave their thoughts and suggestions. 

My editor (dMomo) is slowly (but surely) editing the earlier chapters that were done by another translator since they have not been thoroughly edited before. Hopefully, this will make the experience much better for any new readers who might hop on aboard. 


by FudgeNouget

Hi everyone, I'm rested up from surgery and will begin posting chapters shortly. I still have a mouthful of stitches; the full recovery will take a good week or two. But I'm well enough (and have enough pain meds) to get back to work right now. In the meantime, sponsor art gift #5 is here in the translator notes of chapter 605. It's an amazing depiction of a character who originally appears a good 30-40 chapters before chapter 605. Hmm, who might it be? Sponsors, just click through to find out. For those who are at a lower sponsor level, don't worry, it will filter down to you soon. Also included in chapter 605 is a bonus link to art gift #4 which is a depiction of the Central Planetary River.

Thank you everyone for your support during my short surgery break, and also for supporting this translation! And now, I'm off to get today's chapters ready!


by Deathblade

Hi everyone,

As you'll be aware, new chapters of LDK have been particularly scarce lately, with nothing posted for the last several weeks. While we're happy to allow some leeway for things to get back on track – personal life can get in the way through no fault of your own after all – the current situation is of course not acceptable for paying subscribers, who are entitled to consistent releases. 

As such, we will be refunding all LDK payments made in the last month, and pausing all subscriptions. Site credit spent should be returned in the next few hours, and any payments made from your card should reach you in the next few business days. The pause means that current subscribers will retain their subscription indefinitely without being charged or it renewing. We intend to then unpause the subscriptions one month after the date at which LDK resumes at a consistent rate (hopefully soon!). Due to the way Stripe's system works, all subscribers will be charged upon the subscriptions being unpaused, with the renewal...

by jaspaaar

Read the previous post if you're curious

As you guys can see from the result, it was pretty much a 50/50. 

Previously: changing convention. (Read below).

Also, my editor, dMomo, will be going through the initial 90 chapters done by another translator since they haven't been thoroughly edited.


EDIT: Alright, after MORE consideration, I've decided to keep it as is. I put in a footnote when the system is first introduced to explain how the convention works. 

Additionally, I'll be trying writing the first one (i.e. the modifier) in lowercase. So it will be: low-Low --> intermediate-Low --> high-Low --> low-Intermediate --> and so on

by FudgeNouget

Hey guys, 

If you have time, take a quick poll here to say which system you prefer to denote the rank. At the moment, I am using Modifier-Rank, which I think is more suited to English, but I've also heard people say that Rank-Modifier is less confusing. For example, "High-Low" means "High-sublevel of the Low-rank".

http://www.strawpoll.me/18932491

Depending on the result, I will announce a change, and my editor and I will go through the chapters and make the edits as necessary. 


Current: Low-Low --> Intermediate-Low --> High-Low --> Low-Intermediate --> Intermediate-Intermediate --> ... -> ...

Potential change: Low-Low --> Low-Intermediate -> Low-High --> Intermediate-Low --> ... --> High-Low --> ...

by FudgeNouget

Hi everyone, the time has come. In a few hours, I have the surgery that I've mentioned a few times in the past. Because of that, there will be only ONE chapter today (11/12) for sponsors and non-sponsors alike, and NO CHAPTERS TOMORROW (11/13). According to the doctor, recovery time should be a day or less, but I've heard second-hand accounts of the recovery time being more like a few days. I'm going to have some pain meds, but I'm not sure if that will be enough to clear my head enough for the mental exertion of Chinese translation. And although I do have an emergency stockpile, I would really like to just relax and recover fully and not worry about schedules and editing and all that stuff. 

My plan is to resume release as normal on Thursday (11/14), although I reserve the right to push it back another day if necessary. 


by Deathblade

Hey guys!

LOAR has come to Chapter 1100! Cheers! 🍺

As you know, it's become a tradition for me to give away a gift with xianxia/Chinese elements to a lucky reader of LOAR with every 100 chapter we reach. (I had to take care of some urgent affairs, so this giveaway came a bit late.)

Anyways, the giveaway for this time is a Bamboo Book of Tao Te Ching. If you know anything about Daoism (Taoism) or Lao Tzu, you must have heard of this timeless classic. This bamboo book includes both the Chinese original and a English translation. The pictures bellow will give you an idea of what it'll look like.

To enter this event, you simply need to send me an email at [email protected] with your favorite character of LOAR and why. The winner will be determined through a lucky draw.

This event will be open from now to 18:00 pm on the 17th of November (Beijing Time). The winner will be announced on the 18th of November. The bamboo book will be engraved (optional) and shipped out in about two weeks.

Once again, thank you for liking and...

by Alcohol Sword Immortal

Hey guys, 

As you know, I usually give a little prize away with every 100 chapters LOAR reaches. I was going to do the same by the time I released chapter 1100, but something urgent came up, and I had to take a few days off from work.

Luckily, everything is okay now. So give me a couple of days to make my final decision on what to give you. Stay tuned.  🍺

by Alcohol Sword Immortal

There should be formatting errors that are mainly of the two type: 

1) Long horizontal line. WuxiaWorld editor converts three asterisks (***) to that long line. I need to reconvert them.

2) Misplaced footnotes. If you see [efn_note]blah blah[/efn_note], I need to change them.

Let me know all formatting issues on this thread in the comments. If you see any typos or any other errors, let me know here as well! 


by FudgeNouget

This will (hopefully) be the last major update for a little while. This time it's to let you all know that I, Xiao Lai - translator, poet, lover - will now be taking full responsibility of this novel and its releases.

What does this mean for you, the reader? It means more consistent releases! Don't believe me? I understand, but I will inspire you to trust again my friends! For those who are unaware I have been translating TGC since chapter forty or so of book 1, so you will see no change in tone or quality. You will receive exactly the same product you know and love. I will add that I am still learning how to use the backend of the new website, since I never had to before, so please forgive me if there are some hiccups as I learn my way around. Feel free to ping me on discord if there is a problem, I am active in the chat.

With that said, tell your friends! Your loved ones! Your bosses! Your Pets! Godsfall is here and waiting for your hungry eyes!

Xiao Lai

by Xiao Lai

Update: The chapter has been released! Managed to release it before boarding the transit flight. It was an ultra-short transit, boarding has started by the time I arrived at the gate.


I'm about to board my flight and just found out that I can't buy internet access for the first half; only after transit. Chapter will be very late! Sorry.

by -Legion-

****10/30 update: Last two days of voting, but CHEATING IS PROHIBITED.****

I can't believe this needs to be laid out like this. @@ We've had an influx of suspicious votes in the last couple of hours and guys, c'mon, don't do this. Moonquill can tell from the backend just which accounts are suspicious and which submissions are getting the bulk of attention. Those votes will be subtracted after the contest close.

***10/5 update: Voting has opened, but submissions stay open~~***

**9/29 update: 22 story and 34 poem submissions! Get in on day one of voting~**

*9/9 update: 8 story and 10 poem submissions! Lots of space left to win a prize~*

*9/1 update: Submissions are officially open!*

I transmigrated one day and somehow translated a novel to its 2000th chapter.

Wut.

XD

HAPPY 2000TH CHAPTERVERSARY SOTR!

We're kicking off the celebrations early for this milestone because it's a humdinger of a writing contest! This special event is a blast from the past and revamped in conjunction with writing community Moonquill and LitRPG author...

by etvolare

Hi everyone,

More TGC at last, and some news for you! I'll be posting for the time being as RWX continues to be indisposed, and then Xiao Lai will be fully taking over once he returns from China. These 30 chapters put us well on the way to making up for the last couple months' delays, which we certainly haven't forgotten about.

Thank you for your patience as always – we should be caught up and back to normal soon. Enjoy!

by jaspaaar

My apologies. I believe everyone has been noticing that my release schedule has been going all over the place recently.


I bought a house on the 30th of September. This entire month, and the one before (closing was delayed by an entire month...), has been hectic with packing and moving with two kids. We're still not done moving and unpacking and I still had to build a couple more ikea (I nearly lost all my documents there) things as well as my computer desk in the basement...

I suspect this sort of schedule will continue for another month until everything is settled in. However, my weekly release of 14 chapters will remain the same.

by Yang Wenli

I'll be on holiday starting today, going from Switzerland to Singapore to Thailand and back, attending a wedding and also some international paperwork stuff...

Chapters will come out when I actually have time to sit down for some time. Sorry guys =( 

by translationraven

I have a new art gift for sponsors, depicting an event from chapter 456. 

To get the art, click through to chapter 457. The link will remain there all the way until the chapter goes live, so if your current tier does not have access to the chapter, just wait until it reaches you. 

There is also a bonus from the archives, the classic Yang Qi v. Ninja.

by Deathblade

Hey guys ^_^ Legion here,

Chapter release times might be a bit erratic for the next 3 days, please bear with me for a while. Sorry!

by -Legion-

Hey guys, it's the Double Ninth Festival (aka Chongyang Festival) today, one of the few traditional Chinese festivals where drinking is required. Lol.

Gotta go out to dinner with my entire clan later and drink some chrysanthemum liquor. Cultivation time. Yay! :)

The following is a video and a text introduction of the festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtfLOBVbxDE

The Double Ninth Festival observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holiday, mentioned in writing since before the East Han period (before AD 25). The day is also known as the Chrysanthemum Festival (菊の節句) in Japan.

According to the I Ching, nine is a yang number; the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (or double nine) has too much yang (a traditional Chinese spiritual concept) and is thus a potentially dangerous date. Hence, the day is also called "Double Yang Festival" (重陽節). To protect against danger, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum liquor, and wear the zhuyu (茱萸)...

by Alcohol Sword Immortal