CE Chapter 3- Strong Reinforcement

Chapter 3 – Strong Reinforcement
Translation : Sugar
Editor: zxrdm

(TL Note: Thanks for all your support. It gives me motivation to pump more chapters out. Chinese currency will be known as taels)

Exiting from the backdoor, Jin Lan strongly feels the need to gather this world’s currency to purchase a winter coat. As such, her first destination is Lin Long Tower.

Lin Long Tower, – Yue Empire’s Imperial Capital Glory City’s most extravagant Brothel. Together, with Ti Tou Pavilion they shape the Twin Tower. Located at both ends of the city, they are known as the Glory City’s Paradise on Earth.

In such a city, and without much aid from the Hua Family, it was not easy for Previous Host to survive. When food is delivered, it was barely sufficient to survive. Yet, she is able to visit Ti Tou Pavilion. Naturally there must be a source of income somewhere. Of course, Previous Host did not have any special skill to survive, all she did was to stretch out her palm and ask for money.

When Previous Host was only five years old, she saved a heavily injured female assassin. The word saved was used loosely, the only thing she did was to share half of her food with the assassin, allowing the assassin to live and change her ways. In order to repay Previous Host, she changed her name to Su Huan and went in to Lin Long Towers to be a hired hand. In order to hide from her previous organisation, Su Huan destroyed her face and hid herself in the midst of beauties.

Hence, it was Previous Host’s routine to collect taels from Su Huan monthly and eagerly give it to Ti Tou Pavilion.

“Young Mistress, are we going to visit Sister Su Huan?” Chu Yun ran out to ask. “In that case allow me to buy some Osmanthus Jelly, Sister Su Huan just loves those!”

Jin Lan glanced over “Do we still have any more tael?”

Pressing the wallet, Chu Yun replied: “Mei Er just gave us a little, only enough to provide our meal for this month. It is insufficient for Young Mistress’s trips to Ti Tou Pavilion.”

Jin Lan sighed slightly, raised her hand and flicked Chu Yun’s forehead: “Don’t worry, I will not snatch your taels ever again.”

“Young Mistress…….It feels that Young Mistress is specially kind today.”

“Alright then, run along now! Jiao Yue and I will be waiting for you here!”

With Chu Yun gone, Jin Lan find a shaded area to relax. Sigh, living expenses sure is tight.

“Where are the people from the household?” Jin Lan asked while vaguely recalling that they took a trip somewhere but unsure about the exact location.

“Are you referring to Master and Madam?” Jiao Yue astonished with the question while turning her head, and explained “Master and Madam went to Mt. Xiang Zi for visiting and will not be back soon.”

“Mt. Xiang Zi?” Jin Lan questioned

“It is where the Martial Arts Master is located,” Jiao Yue explains: “This coming spring, there will be a Martial Arts meet, as the leader of the four main pillars, it is custom for the envoys to be welcomed from the mountain in preparation for the meet.”

Yue Empire is well known in the land to hold up the ways of the martial arts. There is four main family, who act as pillars with, Hua Household acting as the leader. Every year it is up to Hua Household to invite the Martial Arts Master from Mt. Xiang Zi to the Martial Arts Meet in order to test the skills of the four families. Since martial arts is being held very high, it was no wonder that Previous Host was neglected by her family.

Jin Lan’s expression turned cold but was shortly interrupted by a familiar voice.

“AH, MY CAKES!!!!”
osmanthus_cake_wah_lok

A picture of Osmanthus Cake in case you guys are curious

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24 thoughts on “CE Chapter 3- Strong Reinforcement

  1. Thanks a lot!
    Oh? She went out! Hm..so she gets money from another person, eh…ok ok..well, i am looking forward to her getting stronger—

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  2. Thank you so much for he chapter! I’m looking forward for the next one 😀

    But I have a little question: Wouldn’t it be better to add an “the” before a name? Like “the previous host”?

    I’m sorry, I’m not a native at English, but I just got a feeling that it would sound better this way. If my thought is wrong, please correct me :3

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. In this case, I am using Previous Host as a name and since we all know who it is. (Jin Lan’s Predecessor, other than that I too do not know anything more.) I would leave it as Previous Host but when I put the previous host it would used at certain context. Sigh, English is such a difficult language. Anyways, thanks for reading.

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    1. Oh, by the way, the person above me (NhungNhung) and and I are the same person ^_^;
      I just didn’t have an account at WordPress before ^_^;

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      1. When I was translating this chapter, I saw osmanthus cake and wondered what it was. Man, that one search stopped the translation for at least an hour. Even the translator was affected with thoughts of cakes. >.<

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      2. Oh, then let’s hope that there won’t be too many cakes in this novel :Q?

        Did you find a good recipe for this cake?

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  3. All the names are confusing. For the first chapters after someone new appears it would be good to add a name(female servant), or add a cheat sheet at the top or bottom of the chapter.

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  4. I will be absolutely shocked if she doesn’t get recognized for her marital prowess, and slightly less shocked if she doesn’t enter that tournament (which she would of course win).

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