I got my shot yesterday and came down with a horrible vaccine reaction. I had a high fever and chills, my hands were literally shaking on the keyboard. I actually managed to get one chapter done yesterday, but I guess I didn't press release before I collapsed into bed. It's only gotten worse today and I haven't been able to get any work done. I'm going to sleep early and try to translate once I wake up. Sorry for keeping you guys hanging at an exciting point in the story.
Hi Everyone! Thank you all so much for the wishes yesterday, I had a fun birthday with my family. I was so touched to find all your wishes in the comments. Monarch of Evernight has been a wonderful journey because of you guys! I'll get to work on the next chapter right after dinner, so expect it soon!
The chapter will be late today! Today's my birthday, so I'd like to spend some time with my family. I'll get to it as soon as I'm back.
UPDATE 07/16/2021: So... I learned the hard, painful way that you shouldn't type for long periods with arms on the armrest. Suffering from mild medial epicondylitis now, which is more or less a swollen elbow. Shouldn't affect releases or anything. I've corrected my posture, and now taking meds and using ice compression.
UPDATE: 05/21/2021 So, a whole lot of Covid cases popped up near me and I was in the same place with one of them. Got tested twice and I'm negative. Really messed up my work schedule though. So much waiting in line. Things are getting pretty hectic here.
UPDATE: 04/24/2021: I will be splitting some of the chapters or so into 2 parts each (starting from 1361) because the author has basically more than doubled the length of each chapter, jumping from around 3k to 6-8k.
So, there was mention of a Wolf Sovereign and Wolf Monarch/King in chapter 1315. The former is the leader of the Summit of Peaks, but the latter is... from the neutral lands? The leader of the ancestral faction is...
One more coming later today!
Today's chapter was really long (5500 words), but I didn't split it up since it was not over double the average word count. I did have to spend a lot more time translating, so it came out late. I'm only splitting chapters that are absurdly long, like 6,000 to 8,000 Chinese words. The average is 3000-3500.
Hey everyone ^_^ Legion here!
Thanks, everyone for the encouragement and wishes! I'm happy to announce that I have been discharged today and I'm feeling better. I'll start working again soon after I'm back and have settled in.
PS: For those who have asked if I can extend the sponsorships, I don't think the system will allow me to do that. I will, however, work hard to bring as many extra chapters as possible and I hope that will make up for my gap a bit.
This is Editor Moxie, writing on behalf of Legion. Our translator hasn't been in the best of health lately, and I just received word that he's been admitted to the hospital. He says he's sorry and that there will be a gap in releases until he's better.
The following was his last status update:
UPDATE 10/07/2020: Still in bed most of the time. Sore and tired all over but still translating as much as I can.
UPDATE 10/05/2020: Ok, I think I'm sick. I've been translating in bed but I'm quite exhausted. This really isn't a good year :P
UPDATE 10/04/2020: A bit under the weather but still working, another chapter coming up today.
Hey everyone, today's my birthday, and I'd like to take a day off.
I had to visit my parents and it took longer than expected--they had so many things to say to me. I've been struggling with my schedule since COVID set in and RL turned into a stressful mess. I've missed a number of 8th chapters and my release times have been all over the place. I'm really sorry about that.
You guys have been very understanding about everything and I wanted to say that I really appreciate it. I've cleared up my schedule for the next couple of days and I'm going to try to salvage the situation. At the very least, I'll try to get some extra chapters translated as a buffer, and try to get the 8th chapters out regularly. I'm going to try and get things back on track as we march into the more exciting parts of the story.
Hope you all have a good day,
Update 08/03/2020: Feeling better now. Thanks for all the kind messages! Trying to catch up on translations today.
UPDATE 07/31/2020: Taking the day off. I've come down with a cold--I'm translating, but it takes 6++ hours to get each chapter done with this headache. I don't think I'll finish in time today. I'll try to release early or double tomorrow if I feel better.
I've got an inflamed ear and it's hurting real bad. My head's throbbing so much that I can't really get much translating done. I'm going to take today off, sorry guys. I'll get the chapter out as soon as possible tomorrow.
Hey everyone ^_^ Legion here!
WE HAVE HIT 1000 CHAPTERS! Wow, it didn't feel all that long since I started working on MEN/MoE at chapter 183. Look how far we've come! I'm not great at expressing myself, but I really would like to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for all the support and readership--the appreciation is truly heartfelt.
To celebrate the occasion, we will be releasing a new high-res artwork featuring Zhao Yuying blasting the incoming fleet with her Mountain Splitter! Boom! And this artwork will be available for everyone!!! As usual, the link will be attached to chapter 1000 and move down the advance-chapter queue until it becomes available to all readers. Additionally, sponsors who have missed previous artwork can leave a comment below with their email, and I will send them the download links!
Last major milestone, we were able to do a giveaway of customized steampunk items somewhat related to the novel, but things are different and difficult this time around. I'm currently stuck in Burma/Myanmar,...
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.
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!
Update: I'm recovering well and should be back to normal productivity soon.
Hey everyone ^_^ Legion here!
A bit of update on the slow catchup chapters. I began moving to a new apartment after my exams, but I think I grossly underestimated the effort involved... and the number of things I have. Right now I've successfully moved a truckload of boxes to my new place and it's a crazy mess here. I managed set up my pc temporarily just last night. I'll definitely catch up to the chapters I missed during the exams after I settle in and also this week's eighth chapter. I owe you guys 4! Look forward to a couple of doubles this week.
Also, I'll post some more photos on twitter and Instagram, later :) Follow me there if you're interested.
Hi everyone ^_^ Legion here!
I was cramming so hard the past couple of days that I didn't get to reply to the comments individually, but I did read them all. Thanks everyone, for the encouragement, wishes, and telling me to focus on my studies. I think I did okay! XD
I'm back now. I'll first focus on resuming a steady flow of routine chapters this week. I'll then catch up on the missed chapters over the course of next week. The story is getting really exciting!
Hi everyone ^_^ Legion here!
I have an exam this weekend. I usually take a week off and make up for it with doubles, later on. But this time, I'm trying my best not to take this break because the story is at such an exciting phase and everyone's eager to read on--even if it means I have to work late into the night. I would, however, like to take a break on the actual exam days which fall on this weekend (20th and 21st of July). As always, I will make up for all the missing chapters in the coming weeks, (a total of 3 including this week's 8th chapter.)
And as always, thank you for reading and supporting MEN/MoE. You guys are the best!
Hi everyone ^_^ it's Legion here!
I'm happy to announce that we have a new high-res MEN/MoE artwork! This one is a cool scene featuring Qianye and the arachne Brahms. The download link is attached to Chapter 608 and will move down the sponsored chapters queue in order. Do check it out if you're interested and leave me a comment about what you think. Also, feel free to suggest new scenes you guys would like to see an artwork of :D
EDIT: I'll be linking them to 3 chapters 608, 609, 610 so that sponsors with 1-advance chapters will have a couple of days to download them before it gets removed
Note: This is a sponsor-only bonus for now and will be removed once the chapter comes out of sponsor, so be sure to grab it if you're interested!
Happy April Fools everyone!!! Sorry about the prank :P
I have, in fact, not translated all 1500 chapters of MEN. So many of you followed me on twitter! Thank you, everyone. The trust you guys had in me made me feel rather guilty about the joke. As a small token of my appreciation, allow me to add 3 extra chapters to the queue. They will be added in during the following weeks with no set schedule. Once again, happy April Fool's.
Hey everyone, it's Legion here!
I'm back, and as promised, I'll be posting a total of 8 extra chapters over the upcoming week(s). One chapter will be posted at the usual time each day while the extras will come out with no set schedule. Also, I just received word from my artist that the next artwork is almost done! Look forward to a lot of stuff this month.
Thanks again for reading/sponsoring MEN!
Hello everyone! Legion here ^_^
The winners for the giveaway event are here! Lots were drawn using "random.org", and winners for the reader’s pool are:
First prize: Ragnarok37 (@AlexAdamson37)
Second prize: Victr0 (@victoream)
Third prize: Ro1and (@ro1andser)
The winner for the sponsor pool is Darkeningsight (@darkeningsight).
Thanks for participating, everyone ^_^ For those who didn't win in this giveaway, don't worry! We'll be doing more of these in the future, so follow me and keep an eye out for my twitter posts!
If you haven't seen the cool gifts we prepared, check out the Giveaway Announcement.
Hey Everyone, it’s Legion here!
I’m super delighted to announce that we’ve hit 500 chapters. I had the honor of taking on MEN/MoE at chapter 170 and now we’ve arrived at 500. I’d like to thank everyone, both readers and sponsors, for accompanying me on this journey and supporting me. I was able to come this far because of you all. But this is just the beginning! The story is unraveling some of its deepest plots and strong developments seem to be looming just over the horizon! Let’s forge ahead together and see what transpires in Evernight.
It also happens to be Chinese New Year! Happy Spring Festival, everyone! Here's to a year of health, wealth and love!
For those who haven't read the novel, Monarch of Evernight is a dark, mature novel set in a steampunk world with western fantasy elements like vampires, werewolves, and a sniper MC. We've reached chapter 500, so it's a great time to pick it up!
I want to hold a giveaway to celebrate this milestone. I gave the prizes a lot of thought recently and finally...
Hey everyone ^_^ It's Legion here!
I'm back! Thanks, everyone for their wishes and I'm relieved to say I did quite okay in the exams. I'll be delivering double chapters from now on to make up for the 7 chapter deficits from my break, and then some for the holidays! One chapter will be posted at the usual time each day while the second chapter won't have a fixed time. I'll try to post the second ones daily but maybe it'll vary a little bit.
I'll also try to accumulate for a new year bonus, but considering I don't have much time left, I'm not too sure how many I can muster.
Happy holidays and thanks for reading and sponsoring MEN/MoE!
Edit: My release schedules are really messed up as I struggle to release two chapters a day. Do bear with an unfixed release schedule until I've finished clearing the owed chapters.
Hi everyone ^_^ It's Legion here!
I'm happy to announce that a sponsorship milestone has been reached! A big thank you to our awesome sponsors--I can't begin to express how much I appreciate the support.
We'll be going 8/week from now on and the advance chapters offered will also be increased as much as the rules allow. Another artwork is also on the way and should be coming soon ^_^
I'd also like to add that I'll be taking a short break during the second week of December to cram for my exams, but every missed chapter will be made up for immediately afterward. Hope you guys have a great holiday season! And once again thank you all for reading and sponsoring Monarch of Evernight.