Shan You Mu Xi

Original Title: 山有木兮
Original Link: Raws
Release Year: 2020
Chapters: 200
Genre: , , ,

Synopsis:
There are trees in the mountains and there are branches on the trees,

I adore you, oh! You do not know.


Hundreds of rivers converge, the thousand-mile rise of Taishan’s bluffs, and a myriad of waves surge in the Eastern Sea.

All beneath the heavens, is the extent of the ruler’s land. All within the territory of a state, are each the ruler’s subjects. 

Beacons light up all over the Divine Land, danger lurks in every corner of the State of Yong.

After reuniting with Geng Shu, Jiang Heng begins to put all his effort into assisting the ruler of Yong State’s plans, but he unexpectedly falls into perilous situations time and time again. Geng Shu, who always accompanied Jiang Heng by his side, is acutely aware that the various mishaps all appear to be closely related to Jiang Heng’s past—was Jiang Heng really his own blood-related younger brother?

These two extraordinary young men wander throughout the country from state to state, experiencing trials, however, the truth obtained uncovered a cruel and unexpected past that couldn’t be erased. The lingering heroic spirits each possess their own unfulfilled long-cherished wishes. With the great Divine Land finally unified, how would they confront their own choices of the future?

The seven stars of the Northern Sky bore witness to the end of a stormy period of history,
Until the ruins once again transform into the richly ornamented tall towers of a manor.
When the blazing city lights languidly flicker,
Those people and events worth engraving into memory
Will forever be preserved within every stroke of ink in a painting of this vast expanse of rivers and mountains.


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Related Works(s): Yingnu, Let Go of that Shou, Joyful Reunion
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Translator's Note:
Shan You Mu Xi is the fourth and latest novel in Feitian’s Star Officials (诸天星官) universe, the same world as Yingnu, Let Go of that Shou and Joyful Reunion.

  • TW: Pseudo-incest (MC and ML are not blood-related, but spend childhood together believing they are half-brothers).
  • The MC is Jiang Heng and the ML is Geng Shu.
  • The Divine Land at the time was divided into five warring states, set roughly 1,200 years before Yingnu. The setting is inspired by the late Spring and Autumn and Warring States period of history. The novel's title and original summary are from the Song of the Yue Boatman; there is a translation of it here.
  • The rest of the summary is from the simplified Chinese publication. See Weibo post.
  • Each of the volume titles are named after a song or a poem. Volume 4's title on the web is different from the physical version. Both volume titles for Volume 4 are included here.

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  • Audio Drama (on Manbo): Season 1 has finished. Season 2 starts on Feb 9, 2024. (Cover image is from the Audio Drama)
  • Shan You Mu Xi Background, Glossary, Characters, and World Map (Gdocs)
  • Novel Updates Page
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Latest chapter update is Chapter 103 - Lights Along the Sandbank on Jun 12th, 2024.

Volume 1: Prologue: Cry of the Qin Resounds Across the Realm
Chapter 1 - Ceremonial Watchtowers in the MountainSep 28th, 2022
Chapter 2 - Envoys of the Three StatesSep 28th, 2022
Volume 1: Ambush From Ten Sides
Chapter 3 - Visitor at the DoorstepSep 28th, 2022
Chapter 4 - Love ChildSep 29th, 2022
Chapter 5 - Whip of AdmonishmentSep 29th, 2022
Chapter 6 - Jade under the PillowSep 29th, 2022
Chapter 7 - Spring Day at the WallSep 29th, 2022
Chapter 8 - Texts of the Hundred SchoolsSep 29th, 2022
Chapter 9 - Blood-Stained QinSep 30th, 2022
Chapter 10 - Thieves Break InSep 30th, 2022
Chapter 11 - Fire-Seared ScarsSep 30th, 2022
Chapter 12 - Tianyue SwordSep 30th, 2022
Chapter 13 - Art of the Black SwordOct 1st, 2022
Chapter 14 - Three Year PromiseOct 2nd, 2022
Chapter 15 - The Son of Heaven’s FeastOct 3rd, 2022
Chapter 16 - Astral Jade ArcOct 7th, 2022
Chapter 17 - The Scene in the ArmouryOct 12th, 2022
Chapter 18 - Grand HistorianOct 19th, 2022
Chapter 19 - Treacherous IntentionsOct 28th, 2022
Chapter 20 - Tusu WineNov 3rd, 2022
Chapter 21 - Wrapped in Golden ClothNov 8th, 2022
Chapter 22 - Luoyang in FlamesNov 10th, 2022
Volume 2: Let Me Return!
Chapter 23 - Bone-Piercing NailsNov 11th, 2022
Chapter 24 - Master GuiNov 17th, 2022
Chapter 25 - The Hand that Tempers PoisonNov 24th, 2022
Chapter 26 - Maple Grove VillageDec 1st, 2022
Chapter 27 - Slave of the StablesDec 8th, 2022
Chapter 28 - Moonlit DaggerDec 15th, 2022
Chapter 29 - Luoyan CityJan 5th, 2023
Chapter 30 - The Will to SurviveJan 12th, 2023
Chapter 31 - The Way of SocietyJan 19th, 2023
Chapter 32 - Zijin Family RecordsJan 26th, 2023
Chapter 33 - Mask of Human HideFeb 2nd, 2023
Chapter 34 - Road of Red DustFeb 9th, 2023
Chapter 35 - GyrfalconFeb 16th, 2023
Chapter 36 - Southern Expedition ForcesFeb 23rd, 2023
Chapter 37 - Xuanwu HallMar 2nd, 2023
Chapter 38 - RaozhirouMar 9th, 2023
Chapter 39 - Three People DiscussMar 16th, 2023
Chapter 40 - Where the Bones of the Dead Lay BuriedMar 23rd, 2023
Chapter 41 - The Gongsun FamilyMar 30th, 2023
Chapter 42 - Blindness Inducing DrugApr 6th, 2023
Chapter 43 - Playing a Game of ChessApr 13th, 2023
Chapter 44 - Discussion at ParleyApr 20th, 2023
Chapter 45 - Son of a Bygone FriendApr 27th, 2023
Chapter 46 - Bone Eroding PoisonMay 4th, 2023
Volume 3: Wild Geese Alight Upon the Sandbank
Chapter 47 - The Pill that Turns the Tides of Divine FateMay 11th, 2023
Chapter 48 - The PrisonerMay 18th, 2023
Chapter 49 - Path of Escape to the SouthMay 25th, 2023
Chapter 50 - Spoken in a Fit of AngerJun 1st, 2023
Chapter 51 - Sword Beneath the BlossomsJun 8th, 2023
Chapter 52 - A Ledger Reporting the County’s PerformanceJun 15th, 2023
Chapter 53 - A Command for ConscriptionJun 22nd, 2023
Chapter 54 - A Letter Pleading for HelpJun 29th, 2023
Chapter 55 - A Robe of Sichuan BrocadeJul 6th, 2023
Chapter 56 - Princess ShuangJul 13th, 2023
Chapter 57 - The Lieguang SwordJul 20th, 2023
Chapter 58 - The General’s ManorJul 27th, 2023
Chapter 59 - Snow on Mt. ZhongAug 3rd, 2023
Chapter 60 - The Stela in the Plum GardenAug 10th, 2023
Chapter 61 - Tingqiu PalaceAug 17th, 2023
Chapter 62 - An Uninvited ArrivalAug 24th, 2023
Chapter 63 - The Post House ConferenceAug 31st, 2023
Chapter 64 - The Son of Heaven’s ArmySep 7th, 2023
Chapter 65 - Inviting a Guest to TeaSep 14th, 2023
Chapter 66 - A Ploy for a Psychological AttackSep 21st, 2023
Chapter 67 - Conventions Upon the First MeetingSep 28th, 2023
Chapter 68 - Resentment Between Father and SonOct 5th, 2023
Chapter 69 - Memorial Rites on Winter SolsticeOct 12th, 2023
Chapter 70 - Plum Blossom DartOct 19th, 2023
Chapter 71 - Travelling to the Provisional PalaceOct 26th, 2023
Chapter 72 - Hail of ArrowsNov 2nd, 2023
Chapter 73 - Reparations Over Drinks to Foster GoodwillNov 9th, 2023
Chapter 74 - The Qin in the Moonlit NightNov 16th, 2023
Chapter 75 - Wild Geese Migrating NorthNov 23rd, 2023
Volume 4: The Phoenix Seeks His Mate / Guangling Melody
Chapter 76 - The Laws of the Yong StateNov 30th, 2023
Chapter 77 - Peaches from the Lands of YueDec 7th, 2023
Chapter 78 - An Estranged GuestDec 14th, 2023
Chapter 79 - The Golden Seal of the RealmDec 21st, 2023
Chapter 80 - Portent of DeathDec 28th, 2023
Chapter 81 - The Feng Rong PeopleJan 4th, 2024
Chapter 82 - A Fiery Abyss of AnguishJan 11th, 2024
Chapter 83 - Wuming VillageJan 18th, 2024
Chapter 84 - The Lin Hu’s BalladJan 25th, 2024
Chapter 85 - Embers Set FreeFeb 1st, 2024
Chapter 86 - A Thorn in the FleshFeb 8th, 2024
Chapter 87 - The Zeng PatriarchFeb 15th, 2024
Chapter 88 - Wrestling TrickFeb 22nd, 2024
Chapter 89 - A Prohibition on AlcoholFeb 29th, 2024
Chapter 90 - The Man Seeking a BuyerMar 7th, 2024
Chapter 91 - Fated with the Same Engraved NamesMar 14th, 2024
Chapter 92 - The Wei Clan’s ArmyMar 21st, 2024
Chapter 93 - Frozen Yang’gengMar 28th, 2024
Chapter 94 - The Three Layers of MasksApr 4th, 2024
Chapter 95 - A Citizen of the WorldApr 11th, 2024
Chapter 96 - Sword Enshrining PavilionApr 18th, 2024
Chapter 97 - The Records of the JourneyApr 25th, 2024
Chapter 98 - Bound Tightly in RopesMay 2nd, 2024
Chapter 99 - Records of the Legal ReformMay 9th, 2024
Chapter 100 - Luring the Enemy into an AmbushMay 16th, 2024
Chapter 101 - Yunxiao FluteMay 23rd, 2024
Chapter 102 - Decree for National EqualityJun 5th, 2024
Chapter 103 - Lights Along the SandbankJun 12th, 2024