Shoryu Den (The Legend of the Rising Dragon) is Chichiri's story and the 2nd Light Novel that Megumi Nishizaki wrote.

Story Outline

Parts of Chichiri's flashback with his fiancee and Hiko appear and after Chichiri tries to end his own life and share the same fate with his fiancee Kouran and Hiko, he is rescued by a girl who shares the same name as his dead fiancee(Kouran and is healed by her father as he struggles to come to terms with the fact he's survived death a second time. While on his time in the Seisen village (where Kouran and his father save him), Kouran and Chichiri go fishing and

Kouran tells him about the Legend of the Rising Dragon, whoever is the first to see the dragon rise from the river, nothing can ever seperate them as they are guided into eternal happiness. During this period of recovery, he is spoken to by the great sage Taiitsukun, and guided to Mt. Taikyoku to begin training as a warrior of Suzaku, although to begin with he has no idea that he's doing any such thing or that Nyan Nyan and Taiitsukun are the beings they truly are. Meanwhile, Nakago, a Seiryuu Celestial Warrior, are hatching a plot to flood Seisen village, the place where Kouran and her sweetheart Shuusei live. Her sweetheart Shuusei (who strongly resembles Hiko) is conscripted to fight for Kutou, but when he discovers the plan to flood the village, he defects and runs home with the intention of warning them. A few misunderstandings follow, but in the end Chichiri finds his strength as a warrior of Suzaku and uses the force of his determinationto save Kouran and Shuusei from dying in the same way his fiancee and best friend had died years earlier. It is at this point he sees Mt. Taikyoku in it's true form for the first time, as he realises he finally has become "Chichiri" and no longer just "Ri Houjun."

This Light Novel has 10 chapters.


Chapter 1: Salvation by Koran

Chapter 2: The Wandering Traveler

Chapter 3: Training with Child

Chapter 4: Danger for Sacred River Village

Chapter 5: Bound for the Final Test

Chapter 6: Returning Nightmares

Chapter 7: Love Torn Apart

Chapter 8: Bound for the Promised Place

Chapter 9: Replay of Destiny

Chapter 10: The Birth of Chichiri

"Shoryu" Etymology

Shoryuu is the river in the village of Chichiri, and is also nicknamed as "Dragon River". "Shoryuu" is a river, not a village. However, in this Light Novel, "Shoryuu " is "Rising Dragon" and "Den" is "Legend".

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Novels: Shoryu Den | Seiran Den | Shugyoku Den | Suzaku Hi Den | Yukiyasha Den | Ryusei Den | Oumei Den | Genro Den

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