Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 92
Light Novel: Volume 4 Episode 17
Yu Shinfeng’s nickname was the Shadowless Monk.1
Yesterday he would appear in the east and today he would be in the west which is a thousand li away. He was given the nickname because it was so rare to see him appear.
Yu Shinfeng wandered in Jianghu aimlessly and practiced medicine.
He couldn’t stand seeing injustice so whenever he encountered such a situation he would try to help the weak in any way. As a result many people respected him and wanted to befriend him.
Yu Shinfeng never rejected anyone who approached him.
He had a good personality. Anyone he drank alcohol with even once considered him a true friend. Some people refer to Yu Shinfeng as the person who had the most friends in the world.
Yu Shinfeng had one maternal niece and she is currently traveling with him.
Lee So-ha’s nickname was Swallow Fairy.2 The fact that Lee So-ha who was still young was given a nickname meant that she boasts outstanding achievements.
In fact even at a young age Lee So-ha was one of the most recognizable members of Jianghu.
By belonging to the Golden Heavenly Hall3 a group with only a few members it was clear how great she was.
The Golden Heavenly Hall was a private group established a generation ago and was initially started for the exchange of some members. However as time went on it gradually expanded in size and now all of the members of Jianghu’s inner circle have grown to the point of wanting to be included in the Golden Heavenly Hall.
Lee So-ha looked around the streets of Chengdu with curious eyes.
She had traveled around Jianghu quite a bit since childhood but this was the first time she had entered Sichuan Province. So everything felt unfamiliar to her.
Yu Shinfeng looked at his niece and smiled.
‘I get her reactions. Because Sichuan is a very closed and distant place it is difficult to come here once in a lifetime.’
It had been a long time since he had come to Sichuan.
There is no reason for him to come here unless there is something special. Even back then when the Tang Family was still in existence many people were reluctant to approach this area.
Lee So-ha asked Yu Shinfeng
“Uncle! Where are you going? We’re not going to stay in a guest house again are we?”
“How could we? I have an acquaintance in Chengdu so we can stay there.”
“You have an acquaintance in Chengdu too?”
Lee So-ha widened her eyes.
Because the figure of Lee So-ha was so cute Yu Shinfeng answered with a tearful voice
“Haha! If we go straight to the end of this street we will find Mister Gu Gayang5 who is the mayor of the city. He is close with this uncle. If he knows I’m here I’m sure he won’t kick us out.”
“Then let’s go.”
Lee So-ha took the lead as if she knew the place well. Yu Shinfeng looked at Lee So-ha’s back with delight.
‘I did a good job of bringing her back here.’
Yu Shinfeng who usually chose to travel alone had to bring Lee So-ha with him to give her the experience of being in Sichuan. Lee So-ha had already experienced many things while coming here and those experiences will help her to develop in the future.
A unique look appeared in Yu Shinfeng’s eyes who had been involuntarily looking around.
It was because a man’s face stood out among the multitude of people.
Like a person who had never seen sunlight in his life he was an impressive man with white skin and black eyes. Since the stranger had the lower half of his face covered with a scarf Yu Shinfeng could not see his whole face but by looking at the exposed part he could guess that he was very handsome.
What impressed him the most were his eyes.
Even Yu Shinfeng who had an easy time reading people’s minds was completely blocked from emotions to the point that he couldn’t even see through him.
As Yu Shinfeng frowned and tried to take a closer look again the stranger’s figure disappeared from the crowd.
‘Who is that?’
At that time Lee So-ha who was ahead grabbed his hand and pulled him away.
“Uncle what are you doing? As if you’re soul had gone out—”
“Huh? Nothing. Let’s go.”
He shook his head and started walking again.
It didn’t take long for them to arrive at the old town hall.
Yu Shinfeng who was standing in front of the front door frowned. For some reason the atmosphere of the old town hall did not feel like what it used to be.
Yu Shinfeng knocked on the front door of the old town hall. Then after a while someone came out. The man who appeared to be in his mid-forties carefully raised his head and looked at Yu Shinfeng and Lee So-ha.
“Who are you?”
“Is this the residence of the district’s mayor?”
The face of the man who answered was full of vigilance. Thinking that something was strange Yu Shinfeng asked again
“I’m Yu Shinfeng. I am a long time acquaintance of Mister Gayang. If he is inside can you tell him that I’m here?”
“Okay. Please wait a moment.”
The man closed the door and disappeared.
Lee So-ha asked Yu Shinfeng.
“Are you really acquainted with Mister Gu? Why is their reaction so lukewarm?”
“I’m not sure. It wasn’t such a gloomy place before.”
Yu Shinfeng scratched his head.
The Gu Gayang he knew was a warm and affectionate person more than anyone else. Like Yu Shinfeng he also likes to meet and befriend people so Gu Gayang was always surrounded by a crowd.
He could not have imagined that the atmosphere of the old town hall would be so dark.
After a while the door opened again and a skinny middle-aged man came out.
Yu Shinfeng was surprised to see the middle-aged man.
“No Mister Gu! Is it really Mister Gu?”
“Welcome. Sir Yushin! It seems like we haven’t seen each other for nearly a decade!”
“How did this happen? How did you lose so much weight?”
“A lot has happened in the past few months. Why don’t we go inside?”
“Okay let’s do that. By the way this is my niece Lee So-ha.”
“Nice to meet you Young Miss.”
“Nice to meet you Mister Gu! I’ve heard a lot about you from Uncle.”
Lee So-ha greeted him politely. Gu Gayang smiled contentedly at her.
Gu Gayang lead the two of them into his house.
The inside of the old manor which was usually crowded with many people was not just quiet but it even looked rather bleak. There were traces of broken pieces all over the building.
Yu Shinfeng couldn’t stand his curiosity any longer and asked
“What the hell happened here Mister Gu!”
“Actually a few months ago Chengdu was turned upside down.”
“A certain man turned the whole Chengdu upside down. Because of him both the Emei and Qingcheng sects were severely damage. Many clan and military officers also went and closed their doors.”
“Such a thing happened?”
“Everyone was quiet about it so the story probably didn’t spread outside of Sichuan. Even if someone knew there would be very few.”
“Tell me more in detail. What happened.”
“At that time…”.
Gu Gayang recalled what had happened that day.
The day when the Qingcheng and Emei sects clashed because of one warrior involving countless affiliated sects and sweeping the entire city into chaos.
Even ordinary people were swept away by the madness. They became rioters and plundered.
The mayor also became a target for the mob. The mob destroyed the main gate of the old town hall and they looted anything they could find. Among the mobs there were many people who had been close friends with Gu Gayang.
The memory of that day made Gu Gayang lose the will to live.
Fortunately thanks to the wealth he kept in a warehouse that only he could open he managed to maintain some of his wealth but as a result Gu Gayang lost his trust on other people.
Hearing all the stories Yu Shinfeng burst out with a sigh.
“Hoo! To think something like that would happen… I came to Mister Gu’s house without knowing. I’m sorry.”
“No. Even if I don’t believe in others I believe in Sir Yushin. Rather you don’t know how reassuring it is to meet someone you can trust like this.”
“Thank you for saying that.”
“But what’s going on here Sir Yushin? Are you here because of that day’s incident?”
“I didn’t know about the incident not until I heard it from Mister Gu today so there’s no way I came here because of that. The reason I came to Chengdu is because of another matter.”
“Is that so?”
“My niece decided to meet someone here so I came here as her escort and guide.”
“Can I know who your niece is going to meet?”
“I’m sorry. I can’t tell you yet. But he’ll be in Chengdu sooner or later so you’ll find out naturally.”
“Heh heh! I’m really curious as to who Sir Yushin is going to meet.”
Gu Gayang burst into laughter.
* * *
Pyo-wol returned to the guest house.
“How have you been?”
The owner of the guest house immediately recognized Pyo-wol and greeted him.
As the only long-term guest at the guest house and knowing to some extent Pyo-wol’s whereabouts and capabilities his attitude towards him was unparalleled.
Even if the warriors know that Pyo-wol is a terrifying creature most of them don’t even know his face. However there were exceptions and one of them was the owner of the guest house.
He was at the scene where the incident happened that day. That’s why he remembered Pyo-wol’s face clearly.
When Pyo-wol first came to the inn as a guest he was so surprised that he didn’t know what to do. He stayed up all night worrying that he might be ripped off to shreds by him. However after being with Pyo-wol for quite some time he concluded that Pyo-wol was not such a dangerous person.
He wasn’t particularly picky and he didn’t make unreasonable demands.
From his outward appearance no one would guess that he’s capable of doing such a horrible thing. But the owner of the guest house still did not let down his guard.
Pyo-wol doesn’t seem like the type of person who will cause problems in the first place but the off-chance he gets angry the owner doesn’t have the confidence to handle him.
For that reason the owner of the guest house treated Pyo-wol with utmost respect.
Fearing that he might make a mistake the waiter refused to even come close so the owner was the one who served Pyo-wol directly.
“Would you like to have a meal again today?”
“Some good fish came in so how about boiled fish for dinner?”
“Alright. Bring it.”
“Yes! Wait a minute.”
The guest house owner spoke politely and went to the kitchen.
Pyo-wol sat in the window seat and looked at the street. This was his favorite spot in the guest house these days. Pyo-wol thought as he looked at the people passing by on the street.
‘What should I do next?’
He did not remain in Chengdu for a particular purpose. He had no intention of staying here. He was just staying here because he hasn’t decided on what he should do next.
It was easier back then when he had his goal of revenge.
Because he didn’t have to think about anything else.
But as soon as he took revenge his goal naturally disappeared.
He has been thinking about it since he was in Min River.
What he should do next.
How he should live.
But nothing came to mind.
When he was learning martial arts he didn’t even think of anything else as if his head had been broken. It was as if his mind was empty. Everything felt empty.
That was the reason why Pyo-wol was still in Chengdu.
But he couldn’t stay here forever.
He considered going outside the already familiar Sichuan Province and starting anew.
Pyo-wol calmly organized his thoughts and waited for the food to come out.
It was then that a loud voice was heard.
“Owner! Come on out!”
A dwarf hunchback came into the cabin loudly looking for the owner.
The chain wrapped around his waist collided with the iron ball and a clear sound of iron resounded. The owner who was in the kitchen came out running scared.
“Uh welcome. I’m the owner of the guest house.”
“Give me seven good rooms.”
“Th there aren’t that many rooms right now.”
“What? There aren’t that many guests so how come there’s no room left?”
“There are some people who reserved a room and only come in at night.”
“Okay! I don’t know what’s going on so either kick out other guests or give them money to get a room.”
“Oh! No dont! If you do that my business will be ruined. If you go over there a large guest house will appear so go there. It’s twice as big as us so there’ll be plenty of room left.”
“What? Are you telling me to leave? Do you want to die?”
As the hunchback flared his eyes he gave off a ferocious force.
The face of the owner who received his momentum turned white.
The hunchback who threatened the owner was the Iron Dwarf.
It was impossible for a mere owner of a guest house to bear the momentum of Iron Dwarf who is one of the top masters in Jianghu.
The owner of the inn groaned as if he was running out of breath. The Iron Dwarf looked at the face of the owner of the guest house and grinned.
The guests murmured while watching the Iron Dwarf.
Then the Iron Dwarf yelled.
“What are you talking about you b*stards! Those who don’t even have the guts are always the one talking behind each other’s backs. So what if you’re tall?! You f*cking b*stards!”
He spit out swear words without hesitation.
The Iron Dwarf had always lived his life the way he wanted to.
Being a hunchback from birth he always suffered from a sense of inferiority.
After learning martial arts he used his sense of inferiority as a driving force to achieve what he is today. But that doesn’t mean that his feeling of inferiority has completely disappeared.
His sense of inferiority had always provoked him like a thorn in his chest and it made him more ferocious.
No one could stand his fierce gaze. He felt pleasure in seeing the people in the place where his eyes could reach turning their heads or bowing.
But only one person looked at him without averting his gaze.
The moment he saw a man with snow-white skin and a more beautiful appearance than a woman his anger exploded.
“What are you looking at? Why aren’t you looking down? Who is that b*stard that doesn’t even look like a man?”
Hope you enjoy the chapter~
Shadowless Monk. Raws: Muyeongsusa 무영수사( 無影修士)였다.
無 negative no
影 shadow image
修 study repair cultivate
士 scholar gentleman soldier
Swallow Fairy. Raws: Cheong Yeon-seon-ja 청연선자(青燕仙子)였다
青 qing blue green black young
燕 yan swallow (bird) comfort enjoy
仙 xian Taoist super-being transcendent immortal
子 zi offspring child fruit seed of
Heavenly Gold House. Raws: Geumcheonhoe 금천회(金天舍)에
金 Gold money
天 Sky heaven
Golden Heavenly Hall. Raws: 구가장(九家荘)
家 house home residence
荘 village hamlet
Gu Gayang. Raws: 구가장(九家荘)