This is unedited, and something I translated on a whim a few hours ago because I’ve had V4C5 lying around translated forever and got tired of it just rotting in my google drive. I’m not sure how clear it was from GiraffeCorps, but the main reason the translations stopped was because there are no complete online raws available for the series. This is still true. I happen to have the physical book of V4, but that’s pretty much it. Moreover, Chen Yue Zhi Yao is a Taiwanese novel that uses traditional Chinese, which I’m not as proficient in as simplified Chinese, so it is more difficult for me to translate from a physical book (I often have to write out the words on my phone into Google Translate to convert into simplified—it’s a slow process).
Note that I said there are no complete online raws. There are, however, sources that can be found online that have a few incomplete chapters here and there, and I strongly encourage for people to try reading those if they enjoy the series. In fact, I read the entire first season using these kinds of raws and still thoroughly enjoyed the series. It’s fine for reading, since most of the missing content is from the earlier volumes and any missing information ends up being explained again in more detail in the later volumes (which are mostly complete). However, it isn’t really a feasible source for translation, which is why this series has been abandoned. Hopefully someone that owns the physical books will pick it up in the future.
I will complete V4, as I do have this specific book. But sadly, I cannot commit to picking up this series. I wholeheartedly hope that someone that has access to the physical books does one day, because it is truly an amazing and beautiful work.
In case anyone is interested, there is a very detailed spoiler thread on Novel Updates Forums that covers both seasons of this series.
Tl;dr. I translated this on a whim. Unfortunately, I am not officially picking up the series, as it is not something I can commit to with my current time and resources, though I will finish V4 to the best of my ability. I would be willing to share the Glossary I have to anyone that would like to pick up the series.
You can read all the older chapters on GiraffeCorps (linked below).
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