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Chapter 203: Death Cycle (I)


TL: Resonance

    尚可看着自己所生的三只狮狐和两只狐狸长大成人、娶妻生子,建立真正的领国后,才与穆图一起辞别人世。

Shang Ke watched as the three lionfox and two fox he gave birth to grow up into adults, marry and give birth, and establish their true territory before he and Mutu left the world.

    还没回到系统空间,尚可又进入了新的梦境。

Shang Ke hadn’t returned back to the system space yet when he entered a new dreamscape again.

    “守默师兄,你就那么在乎那个男人吗?”一名青衣男子怒视着守默,眼中闪过复杂的光芒。

“Senior brother Shou Mo, do you care about that man so much?” A man in green glared at Shou Mo and complexity flashed passed his eyes.

    守默盘腿坐在冰玉台上,一语不发。

Shou Mo sat cross-legged on the ice jade platform and didn’t say anything.

    “师兄,你醒醒吧,他是弑神者,罪大恶极,天劫几位上神正在追杀他,师傅将你封印在这里,也是为了保护你,你不要再逃跑了。”

“Wake up, senior brother. He’s a god killer, committing a great sin. Several gods from heaven are currently chasing after him. Master sealed you here to protect you. Don’t try to run away again.”

    守默抬起头,平静地望着青衣男子:“勿独,你错了,你们都错了,辰霄不是弑神者。”

Shou Mo lifted his head and looked at the man in green calmly, “You’re wrong, Wu Du. All of you are wrong. Chen Xiao is not a god killer.”

    “师兄,你到现在还在为他开脱。当初飞鹤上神魂灭之时,辰霄手上就拿着弑神之刃,凶手不是他还有谁?况且他自己也承认了。”

“Senior brother, you’re still defending him even up till this point. When god Fei He’s soul was destroyed, Chen Xiao was holding on to the god killer blade. If he isn’t the murderer, who is? Besides, he also admitted it himself.”

    “辰霄不是弑神者,因为,”守默望着自己的手掌,幽幽道,“我,才是。”

“Chen Xiao isn’t a god killer. Because,” Shou Mo stared at his own palm and said faintly, “I’m the one.”

    “是”字说完,尚可感觉胸口一痛,眼前的景物再次转换。

After finishing the sentence, Shang Ke felt a pain in his chest and the scene before him changed again.

    “辰霄,你逃不了了。”勿独站在不远处冷冷地望着他。

“Chen Xiao, you can’t escape.” Wu Du stood not far away and stared at him coldly.

    辰霄靠在山壁上,嘴角上扬,虽然伤痕累累,却依然不失风采。守默靠在他身边,紧紧握着他的手。

Chen Xiao leaned against the mountain wall and the corner of his lips were lifted. Although he was covered in wounds, he still looked graceful. Shou Mo was leaning beside him and holding his hand tightly.

    “守默,离开他吧。”勿独深深地凝视他,“现在还来得及。”

“Leave him, Shou Mo.” Wu Du stared at him deeply and said, “It’s still not too late.”

    守默笑了笑,手掌向上,一朵娇艳的鲜花如火焰般,缓缓在掌心盛放。

Shou Mo smiled and lifted his palm. A beautiful and tender flower slowly bloomed on his palm like flames.

    “苍穹赤炎?”勿独难以置信地大喊。

“Flaming Red Sky?” Wu Du shouted in disbelief.

    “这是我与辰霄用精血淬炼的坚贞之花,生生世世,永不背叛。”

“This is the flower of faith refined using Chen Xiao and my blood essence. Life after life, we will never betray each other.”

    “你们居然不惜浪费上千年修为孕育出一朵苍穹赤炎!”勿独嘴上虽然不屑,但眼中却闪过一抹嫉妒。

“The two of you actually didn’t hesitate to waste thousands of years of cultivation to breed a Flaming Red Sky!” Wu Du sounded disdainful, but jealousy flashed past his eyes.

    苍穹赤炎是感情和灵魂的烙印,同生共死,坚贞不渝,力量共享,心灵相通。即便轮回,也能找到彼此。只要他们的灵魂不灭,苍穹赤炎便永不凋谢。

Flaming Red Sky was a brand of feelings and soul. They will live and die together, love each other through thick and thin, share their powers, and their hearts will be connected. They will be able to find each other even if they reincarnated. The Flaming Red Sky will never wither as long as their souls are not destroyed.

    勿独在这一刻,终于明白他彻底输了。

At this moment, Wu Du finally understood that he had lost completely.

    不,他不甘心!

No, he was not resigned to this!

    勿独脸上露出疯狂的表情,伸手从储物戒取出一件物品,对准辰霄和守默二人。

A crazy expression appeared on Wu Du’s face. He took out an item from the storage ring and pointed it at Chen Xiao and Shou Mo.

    “呵,不错,你居然有本事‘借’到幽冥古神的轮回改命灯。”辰霄表面轻松,暗中却提高了警惕。

“Ha, not bad. You actually have the ability to ‘borrow’ the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp.” Chen Xiao looked relaxed on the surface, but secretly raised his vigilance.

    “我倒要看看,”勿独语气阴冷道,“你们的苍穹赤炎是否敌得过幽冥古神的轮回改命灯。”

“I would like to see,” Wu Du said coldly, “whether your Flaming Red Sky can win against the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp.”

    “我要你们相遇而不能相守。”

“I want you two to meet but cannot stay together.”

    “我要你们结下仇怨,彼此伤害。”

“I want you two to hate and harm each other.”

    “我要你们经历千百世的生离死别。”

“I want you two to experience endless worlds of separation by death.” 

    “我要让你们永世不得安宁!”

“I want to make the two of you never obtain a peaceful life!”

    勿独发下诅咒,然后启动手上的轮回改命灯,霎那间,五彩斑斓,一道道光芒在空中交织。

Wu Du cast his curse, then activated the Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp in his hand. In that instance, many colours shone and the rays of light interweaved in the air.

    “守默,你相信我吗?”辰霄问。

“Shou Mo, do you trust me?” Chen Xiao asked.

    “当然。”

“Of course.”

    “那好,我们就和他赌一把。”

“Alright then, let’s make a bet with him.”

    “赌什么?”

“Betting on what?”

    “赌我们的生生世世。”

“Betting our lives and reincarnations.”

    在即将坠入轮回之际,两人分割了自己的灵魂,辰霄的一魂与守默的一魄飞入轮回灯中,隐没于轮回灯的器灵体内……

Before falling into the reincarnation, the two of them splitted their own souls. A part of Chen Xiao and Shou Mo’s soul flew into the reincarnation lamp and vanished into the reincarnation lamp’s spiritual body… 

    【恭喜宿主完美存活,所有回溯之匙全部解锁,宿主可任意选择。】

【Congratulations to the host for your perfect survival. All the return cards are unlocked and you can choose as you wish.】

    系统的声音将尚可从梦境中唤回。梳理了一下梦境中获得的信息,尚可猜测这个“系统”极有可能就是幽冥古神的轮回改命灯。它之所以会开启,应该是被辰霄和守默的一魂一魄所影响。

The system’s voice called Shang Ke back from his dreamscape. After sorting out the information obtained from the dreamscape, Shang Ke guessed that this “system” was most likely the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp. The reason why it activated was probably because of Chen Xiao and Shou Mo’s souls.

    若非如此,勿独的诅咒永远不会消除,他们每一世都将以悲剧收场。而轮回灯的重启,让他再次进入轮回,拥有了改命的机会。

If not, Wu Du’s curse will never be removed and every life of theirs would end in a tragedy. A new cycle of the reincarnation lamp would let them enter a new round of reincarnation and obtain the opportunity to change their fate.

    经历了这么多世,尚可早已不是那个生活在地球的平凡人。他一直以为的“现实世界”,恐怕也只是轮回中的一环。

After experiencing so many worlds, Shang Ke was no longer the ordinary person living on earth. The “real world” he had always thought so as was probably just another cycle of reincarnation.

    只是没想到轮回灯也能与时俱进,以“系统”的形式发布任务。所谓“英勇赴死”的限制,应该是器灵和勿独的诅咒,而奖励机制则是一魂一魄的功劳。

It was just unexpected that the reincarnation lamp could also keep up with the times and gave out missions as a “System”. The “heroic death” restriction was probably the lamp and Wu Du’s curse, while the reward system was probably the efforts of their souls.

    想通之后,尚可有点无法直视“系统”了。

After figuring this out, Shang Ke was slightly unable to look straight at the “System”.

    这时,空间中出现了几张卡片,正是解锁的回溯之匙。

At this moment, a few cards appeared in the space. They were the unlocked return cards.

    尚可隐隐有些明白了,回溯之匙可以改变生离死别的结局,获得完美度。完美度越高,一魂一魄的力量越强,轮回灯的诅咒也就越小。勿独的诅咒主要针对的是苍穹赤炎,而苍穹赤炎的力量来自于感情。一旦苍穹赤炎凋谢,他与辰霄便再无复合的可能。

Shang Ke vaguely understood. The return card can change their endings of separation by death and achieve perfection. The greater the perfection, the stronger their souls become and the weaker the curse of the lamp becomes. The main target of Wu Du’s curse was the Flaming Red Sky, and the Flaming Red Sky’s power stems from their feelings. Once the Flaming Red Sky withers, he and Chen Xiao will no longer be able to get back together.

    尚可收敛心神,准备选择回溯之匙。

Shang Ke came back from his thoughts and prepared to choose a return card. 

    就在他的手指碰到其中一张卡片时,眼前的空间突然破碎,随之而来的是一阵天旋地转,尚可毫无征兆地穿越,进入下一个新世界。

Just when his finger touched one of the cards, the space before him suddenly broke. What came after it was a great spinning sensation. Shang Ke was transmigrated without warning and entered the next world.

    尼玛,说好的回溯之匙呢!

Come on, where is the return card you promised me!

    尚可感觉自己的身体如同撕裂一般,痛得无法言语。

Shang Ke’s felt like his body was torn apart and it was so painful he couldn’t speak.

    这时,大脑中传来系统的信息。

At this moment, information from the system was transferred into his brain.

    3579年,古蓝星出现了一场可怕的陨石雨,陨石中的细菌,将这个星球上的所有生物都感染,其中一部分进化出异能,另一部分则变成了丧尸。更多的人类,既没有成为丧尸,也没有产生异能,仅仅只是强化了体质。

In 3579, a scary meteorite shower appeared on planet Gulan. The bacteria on the meteorites infected all the living species on this planet. Some of them evolved and gained abilities, while some became zombies. Majority of the humans didn’t become zombies nor did they gain any new abilities. All they had was a strengthened physique.

    异能者、普通人与丧尸进行了长达五十年的战斗,繁华都市变成废墟,文明制度形同虚设,整个世界满目苍夷,丧尸遍布全球。

The ability users and ordinary people fought against the zombies for 50 years. Flourishing cities became wastelands, and civilisation and developments became useless. One can see scenes of destruction everywhere as zombies spread all over the world.

    丧尸王“帝馗”的诞生,更是让人类陷入几近灭亡的边缘。

The birth of the zombie king “Di Kui” has caused humanity to be on the verge of extinction.

    直到这个世界的“主角”霍轩横空出世,建立幸存者基地和新的秩序,才得以与丧尸王分庭抗礼,他也成为了拯救人类的英雄和幸存者基地的掌权者。

They were able to resist the zombie king only when this world’s “protagonist” Huo Xuan suddenly appeared and established a survivor’s base and new order. He also became a hero who saved humanity and the governor of the survivor’s base.

    在机缘巧合下,丧尸王帝馗、“主角”霍轩以及尚可穿越的幸运路人甲,分别获得暗界、明境、淬魂三块精魄

By chance, the Zombie King Di Kui, “protagonist” Huo Xuan and the lucky Passerby A Shang Ke have transmigrated into gained three spirit pieces, namely the dark world, bright boundary and soul quench respectively.

    帝馗和“路人甲”将精魄吞食,从此拥有不死之身,而霍轩则将明境精魄炼成兵器,身剑合一。

Di Kui and “Passerby A” devoured their spirit piece and from then on obtained an immortal body. On the other hand, Huo Xuan refined the bright boundary spirit piece into a weapon, and his body and the sword became one.

    虽为不死之身,但并非绝对不死。

An immortal body didn’t mean that they definitely wouldn’t die.

    吞食了淬魂的“路人甲”可以杀死帝馗,身剑合一的霍轩可以杀死“路人甲”,而帝馗可以杀死除了“路人甲”之外的任何人。

“Passerby A” who has devoured the soul quench piece can kill Di Kui. Huo Xuan who was one with his sword can kill “Passerby A”, and Di Kui can kill anyone except “Passerby A”.

    【这个世界的主线任务,宿主有两个选择,一是杀死丧尸王帝馗,二是被“主角”霍轩杀死。】

【Host has two choices for this world’s main mission. First, kill the zombie king Di Kui. Second, be killed by the “protagonist” Huo Xuan.】

    “路人甲”是唯一能够杀死丧尸王的人,而“主角”是唯一能够杀死“路人甲”的人。如果他被“主角”杀死,那就意味着这个世界再也没有人能与丧尸王抗衡,所以他似乎只有一个选择——杀死丧尸王。

“Passerby A” is the only person who can kill the zombie king, and the “protagonist” is the only person who can kill “Passerby A”. If he was killed by the “protagonist”, this means that there will be no one left in the world who can resist the zombie king. Therefore, he seemed to only have one choice—kill the zombie king.

    但尚可隐隐有一种感觉,他的辰霄可能不是这个世界“主角”,而是丧尸王帝馗。

However, Shang Ke faintly had a feeling. His Chen Xiao might not be this world’s “protagonist” but instead the zombie king Di Kui.

    虽然确定被系统坑了,但尚可还是忍不住吐槽,“路人甲”是什么鬼?凭什么正反派都有一个高大上的名字,只有他是“路人甲”!作为拥有世界精魄的三人之一,唯一能够杀死丧尸王的角色,怎么也不可能是“路人甲”吧!

Although Shang Ke was certain he got conned by the system, he still couldn’t help but curse. Just what the hell is “Passerby A”? Why is it that the protagonist and villain have a great name but only he was “Passerby A”! As one of the three who possesses a world spirit piece and the only person who can kill the zombie king, he couldn’t possibly be called “Passerby A”!

    不过尚可很快没有精力思考这个问题了,身体的剧痛让他几欲晕厥。

However, Shang Ke soon didn’t have the energy to think about this issue. The severe pain of his body made him want to faint.

    就在几个小时前,他被一群丧尸分尸了,精魄的力量正在修复他的躯体,破碎的骨骼一点点愈合,血肉重新生长。虽然他拥有不死之身,但痛觉丝毫没有减轻半分。

A few hours ago, his body got torn apart by a bunch of zombies. The power of the spirit piece was currently repairing his body, his broken bones were healing bit by bit and his flesh and blood were regrowing. He possessed an immortal body, but his sense of pain didn’t lessen in the slightest.

    亲眼看着自己从支离破碎逐渐恢复成一具完整的躯体,这种感觉实在是太酸爽了。

The feeling as he watched with his own eyes his fragmented body gradually recover back into a complete body was just too amazing.

    忍受了将近两个小时的剧痛,身体的修复终于结束。尚可艰难地从地上爬起来,全身赤裸地站在废墟中,黑色长发凌乱地垂在身后,环顾四周,一片荒凉死寂,空气中弥漫着浓烈的腐臭味,在阳光暴晒下,给人一种心烦意乱的焦躁感。

After enduring almost two hours of severe pain, his body repair finally ended. Shang Ke got up from the ground with much difficulty and stood completely naked in the wasteland with his long black hair hanging messily behind him. He looked around. It was desolate all around and a strong rotten smell permeated the air. Under the exposure of the sun, it gave people an irritable sense of anxiety.

    这个世界的丧尸分为低、中、高、将、王五个等级,各个等级又分为不同类型,比如速度型、隐匿型、伪装型、异能型等等。大多数丧尸都不喜欢阳光,晴天的时候,它们很少会在外面活动。

The zombies in this world are divided into five levels: low, intermediate, high, general and king. Each level is also divided into different types, such as speed, concealment, camouflage, and ability type etc. Most zombies don’t like sunlight. They rarely appear outside when it is sunny.

    “路人甲”在吞食精魄之前,只是一名普通人。在吞食精魄之后,也没有进化出什么异能。所以,拥有不死之身对“他”而言反而是一种折磨,“他”不断在死亡和重生之间反复,经历了无数次恐怖而痛苦的死亡方式。比起“他”来,尚可觉得自己以前经历的那些死亡都不算什么了。

“Passerby A” was only an ordinary person before he devoured the soul quench spirit piece. He didn’t evolve any abilities either after devouring the spirit piece. Hence, an immortal body was instead a torture to “him”. “He” repeatedly went between death and rebirth and experienced countless amounts of horrible and painful ways of death. Shang Ke felt that the deaths he had experienced were nothing compared to “him”.

    系统突然中止回溯,将他丢进新世界,恐怕是受到了诅咒的反扑。如果他的预感没错,这个世界可能是他最艰难的一个世界。他甚至不确定完成任务后,是否还能顺利回到系统空间。

The system suddenly stopped his return and threw him into a new world. This was probably the counterattack of the curse. If his premonition wasn’t wrong, this world might be the most difficult world he will experience. He was not even sure if he would be able to return back to the system space after he completed the mission.

    但不管怎么样,他都得先把辰霄找出来再说。

But no matter what, he had to find Chen Xiao first.

    辰霄应该是丧尸王和“主角”中间的一个,前者踪迹难寻,后者位置明确,所以尚可决定先去幸存者基地寻找霍轩。

Chen Xiao should either be the zombie king or the “protagonist”. The former is hard to find, but the latter has a clear location. Hence, Shang Ke decided to head to the survivor’s base first to find Huo Xuan.

    尚可环视一圈,然后朝一栋老旧的居民楼走去,大肆翻找一番,最后只找到几件还算完整的衣物和一些生活用品。

Shang Ke looked around, then headed towards an old residential building. He rummaged through everything and found only a few complete clothes and some daily necessities.

    这里看起来已经废弃好几年了,到处都是灰尘,没有水,没有电,大部分有用的物品都被扫荡一空。

This place looks like it has already been abandoned for several years. Dust was everywhere and there was no water and electricity. Most useful items have already been taken away.

    好在尚可如今是不死之身,对食物和饮用水需求不大,几十年不吃不喝顶多变成干尸,还是那种自带完美表情包的美艳干尸。

Fortunately, Shang Ke has an immortal body now and his demand for food and drink water wasn’t high. Even if he doesn’t eat and drink for decades, the most that could happen to him was turning into a dried corpse. And it was also a glamorous dried corpse that comes with the perfect expression pack.

    尚可挑选了许久,才选了一套看起来不那么脏的衣服换上。衣服可以丑、破、旧,甚至非主流,但绝对不能脏。然而现在没有条件清洗,只能先忍耐一下了。

Shang Ke picked for a very long time before he chose a set of clothes that didn’t look too dirty to wear. The clothes can be ugly, damaged, old or even non-mainstream, but it mustn’t be dirty. He wasn’t able to wash it now and could only bear with it first.

    尚可用抹布擦了擦洗手间的镜面,仔细打量了一下自己现在的模样。嗯,一如既往的俊美。或许是因为不断复活的原因,他的皮肤十分白嫩,眉眼间还带着几分妖魅。头发长期没有修剪,已经长至腰下。

Shang Ke used a rag to wipe the restroom mirror and carefully studied his current appearance. Mn, he looked as handsome as always. Perhaps it was because the body repeatedly revived, but his skin was very pale and tender and his eyes also looked a little enchanting. The hair wasn’t cut for a long period of time and has grown below his waist level.

    尚可有些奇怪,“他”为什么不留在幸存者基地,而是一个人出现在废墟中?搜索了一下记忆,并没有太多有用的信息,只能暂时作罢。

Shang Ke was puzzled. Why didn’t “he” stay at the survivor’s base but appeared alone in a wasteland? He searched through his memory but didn’t find any useful information, so he could only leave it be for the time being. 

    将牙刷、毛巾、碗筷、杯子、剪刀之类的小件用品,连同衣物一起装入背包,尚可离开这座居民楼,朝基地所在的方向走去。他必须在天黑之前,找到一个相对安全的落脚点。

After storing the toothbrush, towel, tableware, cup, scissors etc kind of small items together with the clothings into the bag, Shang Ke left the residential building and walked towards the direction of the base. He needs to find a relatively safe location to stop at before the sky darkens.


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9 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 203: Death Cycle (I)

  1. Reading Angel says:

    First~! ♪.*⁽⁽ ◝꒰´꒳`∗꒱◟ ₎₎₊·*

  2. GhostBear says:

    This arc’s name makes me anxious

    • Kawaii Panda says:

      me too

  3. Inviting Insanity says:

    Third.

  4. fanofnovels says:

    (╥﹏╥)missed first place

  5. meowthank says:

    Apocalyptic world. Wonder if “he” got betrayed by the survivors before.

  6. Zero-chan says:

    Har har.. I’m so late..
    Thanks for the chapter!

  7. Lucas Joseph says:

    7th, This is the highest position I have even had ~( =∩ω∩= )~

    • Lucas Joseph says:

      *ever

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