• 3 months ago Holiday Giveaway 2019 Deadline: 31 January 2020. Read the details here!
  • 4 months ago Website Problems The "like" buttons are disabled temporarily until we fix the problem.

Dinghai Character List and Glossary

1 Comment

Since there are a lot of terms in this novel, we’ve compiled some important terminologies + little notes in case you’re getting confused. Everything is arranged according to the chapter it first appeared. CTRL + F if you want to quickly find something~ Also, if we miss any or you have something to ask, please do tell and we’ll add it right away!

This glossary is not complete and more things will be added soon.

Last Update: Chapter 33


TABLE OF CONTENT

  1. TIMELINE

  2. CHARACTERS

  3. PLACES

  4. ARTIFACTS

  5. TERMINOLOGY

  6. KEY EVENT

  7. TRIBES

  8. XIANG SHU’S TITLES


1. TIMELINE

This novel was set during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, in which the conflict between the Hans (Jin) and the Hus (Qin) was reaching its climax. It started in the year 379, the fourth year of Jin Taiyuan, though the references went way back to the Han Dynasty.


2. CHARACTERS

Chapter 1

  • Chen Xing = Lovely MC. An exorcist that wields the Heart Lamp.
  • Zhu Xu = Governor of Liangzhou, in charge of defending Xiangyang.
  • Xie An = A minister of the Hans who gave Chen Xing a document to help him.

Chapter 2

  • Xiang Shu = The one with many names. ML.
  • Mara = A title of the Divine Devil from the prophecy that would soon be awakened.
  • Fu Jian = Leader of the Hus (Qin) inside the Great Wall (the Five Barbarians).

Chapter 4

  • Murong Chong = Fu Jian’s lover (sort of). Handsome (by Fu Jian). Nicknamed Phoenix (also by Fu Jian).
  • Xiang Shu (Dog) = A dog Chen Xing took in.

Chapter 5

  • Feng Qianjun = Another squad member.

Chapter 7

  • Sima Wei = One of the eight princes who died during the War of the Eight Princes and got revived.
  • The Masked Man = Mysterious dude who made chaos in Longzhong and somehow revived Sima Wei.

Chapter 9

  • Yuwen Xin = MC’s childhood friend.
  • Tuoba Yan = Princess Qinghe’s cousin. A Mounted Regular Attendant. Has a crush on MC?

Chapter 10

  • Jian Tou = Fu Jian’s other name.
  • Shulü Kong  = Xiang Shu’s other name.

Chapter 11

  • Shulü Wen =  Xiang Shu’s father.
  • Princess Qinghe = Murong Chong’s sister. Fu Jian’s concubine.

Chapter 12

  • Wang Meng = Fu Jian’s prime minister. A Han. Already dead before the novel started.
  • Chen Zhe = Chen Xing’s father.

Chapter 13

  • Feng Qianyi = Feng Qianjun’s brother.

Chapter 29

  • Che Luofeng = Xiang Shu’s Anda.

Chapter 32

  • Xiang Yuyan = Xiang Shu’s mother. A Han.
  • Nadoro = The Akele’s newborn prince. Chen Xing helped his delivery. Named by Xiang Shu.

Chapter 33

  • Zhou Zhen = Che Luofeng’s lover. Dead. Mixed-breed.
  • Youduo = The Akele’s oldest prince who became a living corpse. Was first killed by Che Luofeng.

3. PLACES

Chapter 1

  • Xiangyang City = Where Chen Xing met Xiang Shu for the first time.
  • Divine Land/Shenzhou = Old name for China.

Chapter 2

  • Central Plains = The area on the lower reaches of the Yellow River which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization.
  • Mt. Hua = Chen Xing’s home mountain.

Chapter 4

  • Chang’an City = Fu Jian’s capital city.
  • Mai City = Where Chen Xing met Feng Qianjun for the first time.

Chapter 5

  • Dongzhe Bank Joint Venture = Xiang Shu stole money from here. Located in Mai City.
  • Longzhong = Where Sima Wei’s tomb was located and where the masked man first appeared.

Chapter 8

  • Weiyang Palace = Fu Jian’s main residence.

Chapter 9

  • Jinyang City = Chen Xing’s hometown.

Chapter 10

  • Dengming Palace = Palace where Fu Jian read and amended memorials to the throne. Where Fu Jian first appeared.

Chapter 13

  • Songbai Residence = A place where Chen Xing thought would have some info regarding the Silence of All Magic. 300-year-old ruins of Chang’an’s Exorcism Department was located here.
  • Xifeng Bank = Same location as above. Owned by the Feng Family.

Chapter 26

  • Chi Le Chuan = Where the 16 Hu Tribes lived beyond the Great Wall.
  • Mt. Yi = Where Chi Le Chuan is located.

Chapter 28

  • Carosha = Ancient Xiongnu’s burial ground. A place where the dragon god once fell.
  • Erchilun = Carosha’s name in another language. I forgot which one…

Chapter 32

  • Barkol Lake = A big lake in the north area. Where the Consort first met Xiang Shu’s mother.

4. ARTIFACTS

Chapter 1

  • Heart Lamp = Chen Xing’s magic artifact. 

Chapter 13

  • Senluo Wanxiang = Feng Qianjun’s sabre, also a magic weapon. Able to control woods and plants. Was forged from two weapons, Senluo & Wanxiang.

Chapter 20

  • Dinghai Pearl = Magical artifact who Chen Xing believed was connected to the disappearance of all magic.

Chapter 32

  • Four Elemental Rings = Was given by the Akeles to Xiang Shu when they asked for help in delivering the baby.

5. TERMINOLOGY

Chapter 3

  • Iuppiter = The star that gave Chen Xing his fortune. His fate was also connected to this star. It was said it would leave the orbit when Chen Xing reached 20, meaning, Chen Xing would die by then.

Chapter 6

  • Yao = Supernatural monsters, spirits, demons, or beings. Japanese called it ‘Yokai’.
  • Drought Fiend = A type of yao that was associated with droughts. Apparently, corpses that didn’t rot for a long time would turn into drought fiends.

Chapter 11

  • Ancient Chi Le Covenant = What the Hus inside Chi Le Chuan were called as a group.
  • Golden Conferment of Purple Scroll = A ritual one must have before claiming oneself an emperor. In short, the soon-to-be emperor had to wait for the Great Chanyu to come from the North. He would then and confer a scroll to the Emperor marked with the blood of the various tribes, with parchment bound with a gold ribbon to express loyalty and allegiance of all the tribes both within and beyond the Great Wall.

Chapter 14

  • Three Huns and Seven Pos = An ancient soul dualism tradition, it is believed that every living human has both a hun (spiritual, ethereal, yang) soul which leaves the body after death, and also a po (corporeal, substantive, yin) soul which remains with the corpse of the deceased.

Chapter 32

  • Mountain Ghosts = How the Akeles called Drought Fiends.

6. KEY EVENT

Chapter 2

  • The Silence of All Magic = An event that took place 300 years ago, where all mana in the world suddenly disappeared overnight, making exorcists lost their power.

Chapter 3

  • War of the Eight Princes = A series of civil wars between eight kings/princes of Jin dynasty, happening from AD 291 – 306.

Chapter 32

  • 衣冠南渡 (South Crossing of the Yiguans) = The first large-scale southward migration of the Central Plains civilization from the Yellow River Basin to the Yangtze River Basin during the Jin Dynasty. 衣冠 lit. means ‘clothes and crowns’ and it symbolizes the intellectuals. Because ordinary families had no resources to migrate, most of the ones who did migrate were those from major families or government officials, hence the name.

7. HU TRIBES

Five Barbarians
  • Di
  • Jie
  • Qiang
  • Xianbei (Clan: Yuwen, Murong, Tuoba)
  • Xiongnu
Sixteen Tribes
  • Tiele (Clan: Shulü)
  • Xirong (Clan: Fu)
  • Rouran
  • Loufan
  • Shiwei
  • Akele
  • Gaoche
  • Lushui
  • Northern Jie
  • Wuheng

8. XIANG SHU’S MANY NAMES TITLES

Chapter 1

  • Protector Martial God = Literally means ‘Defender of the Buddhist Law’ and in here, their purpose was to protect exorcists during their exorcisms and ensure that they wouldn’t be disturbed. The Protector was to-be Chen Xing’s best friend and the one who would always be there for him.

Chapter 10

  • Shulü Kong  = Xiang Shu’s Hu name.
  • Great Chanyu = Chanyu, short form for Chengli Gutu Chanyu was the title used by the nomadic supreme rulers of Inner Asia for eight centuries and was superseded by the title “Khagan” in 402 CE. The title was used by the ruling Luandi clan of the Xiongnu during the Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) and Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE).

Chapter 11

  • Guwang = Solitary King, how Xiang Shu liked to refer himself formally.

Translator's Note

How Chinese refer themselves.

Translator's Note

Ancient non-Chinese people who immigrated to northern China.

Translator's Note

A reigning period that spanned 20 years from 376 to 396.

Translator's Note

Title of a high-ranking court adviser who was responsible for providing criticisms and advice.

Translator's Note

The ones who had entered the pass and were under the direct rule of Fu Jian, though they still had to respect the Great Chanyu.

Translator's Note

As a group, they were called the “Ancient Chi Le Covenant” (by the Hus) or “Hybridized Hus” (by the Hans). They were said to be even more boorish than the Five Barbarians. Their leader was the Great Chanyu.

Leave a Comment

For an easier time commenting, login/register to our site!

1 comment