May 09, 2009

Chapter 23 (Dreaming of Paradise)

Carrying over from chapter 22, chapter 23 begins with a flashback between Shinshi (Eishuku's mother and Seiki's foster mother and Shishou's aunt) and Seiki. So the king referred to is King Fu.

昇山 [しょうざん] Shouzan (ascend + mountain); when a dynasty end, the prospective candidates make an arduous journey to Mt. Hou, where they are chosen by the kirin.

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