May 07, 2022

Hills of Silver Ruins (3/25)

A plank road is a road composed of wooden planks or puncheon logs. A puncheon log is a split log or rough timber with one smoothed face.

In The Wings of Dreams, Shushou's kijuu could leap great distances but was "not an adept flyer."

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# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
5/10/2022 5:35 AM   
Thanks again for your hard work!

I love the concept of the undertaking the difficult and treacherous training as a way to understand oneself and to understand Heaven. I think it's a recurring theme in the Twelve Kingdoms stories: We find our place in the world only by choosing to learn through adversity. That's why I find The Twelve Kingdoms so uplifting and meaningful.

Thanks so much for translating and sharing these precious stories.