Guardian is a Chinese m/m web novel with 106 chapters (plus 3 extras), written by Priest in 2012.
This wiki uses terminology coined by the translator, RainbowSe7en.
Shen Wei is a powerful Underworld being, the Ghost Slayer, who has been keeping watch over all incarnations of Zhao Yunlan for thousands of years without ever meeting them, until their paths inadvertently cross (again).
They meet in the context of a supernatural SIU case, at the University of Dragon City, where Shen Wei teaches as a professor of Classic Chinese Literature. Zhao Yunlan is immediately intrigued and starts to shamelessly pursue Shen Wei.
The Four Mystical Artifacts
The story is divided into four arcs, each one deals with a mystical artifact:
In addition to the four mystical artifacts, there is an interlude recounting events from the "Primordial Past" and some extras:
- Sundial of Reincarnation Arc: Chapters 1 - 20
- Pillar of Nature Arc: Chapters 21 - 45
- Ink Brush of Virtue Arc: Chapters 46 - 75
- Primordial Past Interlude: Chapters 76 - 78
- Lantern of the Guardian Arc: Chapters 79 - 106
- Extras 1 - 3
Translation is complete.
- first 82 chapters translated by one translator
- remaining chapters completed by a team of three translators
- a compilation in a different format than google docs is in progress
Selected chapters have been independently translated by Dayadhvam (dtriad) on AO3.
Master list of other partial translations collected by dtriad (Dayadhvam) on tumblr.