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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 24

Have you ever been in an awkward situation due to your tone of voice? When I speak in English, I always have this slightly deeper tone due to a force of habit, but when I am speaking Chinese, I am using my natural tone, which as my friend describes; an angelic voice. I remember one day during High School, my natural voice came out when I called for the waitress, and all my friends were looking at me as though they were shocked.

They kept praising my voice and told me to use that tone to speak to them more often, but I involuntarily switched back to my default English tone right after that and the whole situation turned very awkward until we returned to class. I mean, I can’t help it alright, it’s totally out of my control xD

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Chapter 24 – Arrival of Hojo

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 23

Well, the first day on Ziru’s Musings turned out to be quite the disaster ^^’
I forgot to double check the timezone and ended up scheduling the chapter release on Ziru’s Musings 1 day later than the intended date. The end result was that all of you were left hanging for up to 8 hours. But anyway, enough of the gloomy stuff, it’s Chinese New Year!!

Yes, today is the start of the New Year celebration for the Chinese. It is a joyous day, but also the busiest day for us Chinese. For you English natives, Christmas is the biggest event, but for us Chinese, it is the Lunar New Year. So with that said, you should probably expect a slower release during the New Year celebration.

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Chapter 23 – Sudden Strength Gain (Part 2)

P.S. Oh and I’ve disabled comment on Ziru’s Musings because I think it is better to have a centralized comment section. Don’t worry though, I’ve made a redirect link that’d bring you directly to the comment section of respective chapters on Re:Library so it wouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience.

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 22

Today’s finally the big day! I will now be dual-hosting this series on both Re:Library and Ziru’s Musings. I have already come to a decision regarding the direction I’d like to go with this co-host project. Instead of publishing it one week earlier on one website or the other, I will be publishing new chapters on both sites simultaneously. You can think of reading on Ziru’s Musings as reading on a Dark Theme while reading on Re:Library as Light Theme.

However, for this week, just for this week alone, I will be directing you all to Ziru’s Musings first to commemorate the start of the collaboration, and let you all have a feel of what’s it feels like to read on Ziru’s Musings.

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Chapter 22 – Sudden Strength Gain (Part 1)

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 21

Lazy week, not quite in the gear to translate these past few days… and I regretted it when the weekend comes around. I was expecting to cram this chapter during the weekend, but real life had other plans for me. Work has suddenly picked up this year and I was made to work at the weekend, then my cousin got married and I was invited to the dinner party.

I think overworking has somehow killed a part of me. Since I woke up on Sunday, I had been holing myself in the computer room for the whole day doing nothing productive until 5 AM the next day, all the while skipping my three meals and live through the entire day on junk food… I honestly felt as though I was a zombie…

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P.S. This chapter is lewd, make sure you are not reading in Public ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Chapter 21 – Bathing in the Moonlight



The best way to practice spirit power was for the body to make a connection with nature.

And the 《Moon Grace》 Lily was practicing gave the optimum effect whilst bathing in moonlight.

It was now very late at night. The only ones who resided at the back side of the residence were the Matsuda couple and herself. Granny Ayashi should also be sleeping right about now.

Additionally, Lily had excellent eyesight and hearing. If anyone really woke up and approached, she just needed to quickly get back into the house and close the door.

But even so, Lily still felt her heart thumping loudly.

“Seriously! It’s not like I am doing something shameful! If I don’t have strength, how am I supposed to go on an adventure and find a way to awaken senior sister’s soul!”

“This is my fate, I should just remain calm.”

Even if Lily could remain vigilant of other people approaching, the biggest problem was that… this time, she had no choice but to look at her own body.

That was because 《Moon Grace》 required her to meditate and absorb the essence of the moon with every inch of her skin.

How could she meditate when she hadn’t even seen it once?

Lily sat in seiza under the moon. Her beautiful black hair glowed under the moonlight and hanged on her straight back. She lifted the big breasts that would make most girls jealous. Even if some pregnant women had comparable size, their shape and plumpness couldn’t be compared.

“Senior sister… I’m sorry… Lily is only doing this for your sake.”

Lily untied the yukata and slipped it towards both sides of her arms. She pulled it towards the rear and exposed her glossy back.

Then she picked up a really long white towel and twisted it into a band.

She raised it above her head.

Took a deep breath, and then—

“Slap! Slap! Slap!” She whipped her back with the towel. A small frown creased on her forehead as she nibbled her lips.

Soon, her white back became red.

“Lily is going to look at senior sister’s body without permission. Even if it is for the sake of training, it is still a crime. Punishment is necessary! Senior sister… please forgive me with this…”

Lily silently decided in her heart that she had to frequently urge herself like this if she couldn’t avoid doing these kinds of things in the future! She was not a strong-willed person after all.

Lily folded the towel and put it at the side. She sat straight, grabbed her yukata, and flash—

The yukata rolled down from her smooth skin.

Lily blushed as she lowered her head to look at her body which she had never laid eyes on until now…

In that split second, even Lily’s mind was in a shambles.

Why was there such a fascinating thing in this world? It was clearly a part of her body, yet it was so divine and inviolable.

Those pair of mounds were so beautiful that she didn’t dare to touch.

They were pure and spotlessly white, just like two sets of snow mountains under the moon. Yet at the same time, they were like the bewitching valley which were drooled over by the demons and monsters of hell.

Lily couldn’t bear to look anymore and bashfully lifted up her head, though her eyes were still unwilling to part from the beautiful sight under the twin peaks.

The lingering scent of loneliness wears down jades, just as the tangy grass darkens the marsh.1

This was the first time Lily had come to understand her own body. At this time, Lily felt that her body had become one with the moonlight and the garden. She could feel the connection between them harmonizing.

In the wild garden where the summer insects were chirping, there was a half-naked beauty.

The moonlight shone upon her back and formed a thin silvery thread which outlined her beautiful body. Her body scattered a refreshing smell which was unique to a girl during the summer night.

If there was a deity peeking nearby, they would have thought she was the spirit of this garden.

Lily breathed gently. Even if she closed her eyes now, she already understood just how beautiful and attractive she was. This was very beneficial in regards to her spirit training! She was greedy and looked a little too much, so she needed to punish herself again in the future for this wrongdoing. But even so, it was worth it.2

Understanding her own body was Lily’s first step in spirit training.

After that, she began recalling the training methods of 《Moon Grace》.

According to 《Moon Grace》, spirit training was divided into three most basic steps: Absorption, Conversion, and Body Strengthening.

The first step, Absorption, was the most important step. This was a very long process, but everyone had a different absorption rate. This was also the thing which divided the gaps between one’s training speed. Of course, one could also rely on external factors by going to places with dense spirit power, since it would increase efficiency.

And after the absorption, the spirit essence should be converted to energy suitable for the human body, that energy would then be used to strengthen the body.

There were some good secret techniques for the conversion of spirit power and strengthening of the body, but there were also bad ones out there. The efficiency of the best one had a huge disparity from the worst one! Some of the discontinued secret techniques could bring about side effects to the body. There was even the possibility that it could destroy the body. That most extreme case was that the body would explode.

However, it wouldn’t lead to that in most cases. When the side effects exceeded what the human body could endure, they would naturally stop to rest and recover before continuing.

After all, too far was as bad as not enough.

And this 《Moon Grace》 claimed the secret techniques recorded within were most suitable for females. There was practically no side effect to the body if it was practiced by a female. If there was one, it would be that the practitioner would become more feminine.

For Lily, who was already a beauty among the women, it was unimaginable what kind of side effect it would bring about.

“I’m still not sure if this secret technique is as good as that female author claimed. However, I can feel that her level is extraordinary from those letters, so I choose to believe in her!”

“Now then, let’s begin.”

Lily shut her eyes.

The first step was to probe for the presence of spirit essence.

《Moon Grace》 relied on the senses of a girl to perceive this universe and the endless supply of spirit essence. To begin with, Lily was very sensitive even though she was once a boy. He lacked masculinity due to his intuition that was more sensitive than a girl’s. Lily often felt frustrated over this, but now that it had merged with the girl’s originally sensitive body, she was like a fish back in the water.

But even so, Lily still felt at a loss with her eyes closed. She couldn’t sense anything at all.

How come? Could it be that I do not have talent? Or is there some kind of error in the 《Moon Grace》?

Well, it’s true that on the first page of Moon Grace, it did mention that not even one among a hundred may necessarily be able to sense the existence of spirit essence.

N-no… let’s remain calm and reflect on it thoroughly. I shouldn’t rush these things. Let’s take it slowly. Just recall that morning, how I was able to feel those spirits in the forest. How the eyes in the water and all the plants around seemed to be looking at me. If this feeling is not rooted in spirit power, then what can it be?

Gradually, in the darkness, little specks of light appeared before her eyes. The little specks of light were pure, gentle, and warm.

When Lily focused her attention on one of the light specks, it felt as though she could hear its life story.

Starting from a seed to a sprout, from a sprout to a flower, and from a flower until it withered.

It was growing and multiplying in this garden without end. It was just a weed growing at the corner of the garden, but it was filled with endless tales.

The leading roles of these tales were the innumerable spirit essences that made the world go round.

She slowly began to sense more of these spirit essences as time passed, until she began to feel as though she was sitting in the middle of a boundless starry sky. It was an endless sea of stars formed by the spirit essences floating in her surroundings!



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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 20

Well, forget about what I said on Thursday, it was vetoed because this chapter is so short!

Oh, before I forgot, I went and created a Wikia page for Demon Sword Maiden, but alas… I have no idea how Wikia works and wasted a whole lot of time on it. If anyone’s free and knows how to use Wikia, please help me fill up the glossary page~ Thanks

Thoughts of the day:
Shorter chapter = harder to translation

Click here to read Chapter 20 – The First Chapter of 《Moon Grace》

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 19

I played with the website coding and messed up, so I spent one day going over the error with my web developer and learned some basic web management skill from him. And remember how I mentioned that I sold my 8-year-old laptop last week? Yup, you probably guessed it already, I just got myself a new custom-build PC, so I ended up spending another day setting up my new desktop.

With two days wasted on something other than translating, I might not be able to do more chapter this week.

Thoughts of the day:
Never touch anything you do not understand.

Click here to read Chapter 19 – Spirit Power

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 18

You know, I am quite bummed when I found out the novel page of Demon Sword Maiden is not indexed in the front page of Google when I searched for the keyword. Instead, what showed up on the first page were pages from content thieves and the announcement posts. I wonder how many potential readers I’ve already lost to the thieves. 🙁

Heck, even after going through the 2nd to 5th pages, I still don’t see it indexed anywhere. Instead, I found the novel page which I haven’t officially published on Ziru’s Musings already showing up on the 2nd page, how did that even happen? >.<

Click here to read Chapter 18 – Shikigami Sakura

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 17

When you pick up a new hobby, you have to give up on another.
I picked up translating and I have to sacrifice my time for my family and the time to indulge in my other hobbies such as gaming, and reading novels.

A free translation isn’t really “free”, think of the time, dedication, and sweat the translators pour into their work before you say or do anything potentially harmful. Most people take free translations for granted and demand for more, but they never once considered the work put behind the translations.

Correction:
Changed Dynasty to Empire since I felt that it’s more fitting in a fantasy setting

Click here to read Chapter 17 – Fencing, Horsemanship, Archery