https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-sword-dynasty/ https://dreamsofjianghu.ca/2019/07/20/sd-01-001/#more-8917 I love the 28 chapters translated to-date and notice that there is no LCD thread for this gem yet. I think I may as well start a LCD and at the same time, introduce this undiscovered gem to other readers. Reading this novel gives me the feeling that is closer to wuxia with an emphasis on qi-cultivation rather than xuanhuan or cookie-cutter xianxia. In the first 28 chapters alone, a main plot and various sub-plots are introduced. Author has also started to flesh out various interesting characters besides MC. Somehow, reading this evokes a sense of Mao Ni's style of writing (but thankfully, not as ...ephemeral?) and Zhu Xian's characterization. Translation quality is excellent! Novel "only" consists of 939 chapters and hopefully, quality-degrading fillers will not pop up in the rest of the novel.