glanced at the dragon cave, Oh, right. I still have a nation weapon in
that scripture storage. Sigh, you just can't take the teleportation array with
you when you teleport.
with it after the battle!
I can bring four Sovereigns with me, next to the Bone Dragon. Then use killing
eyes shined. Fairy Zi Xia need just one look at him to know this manner implied
a whole bag of dirty tricks from him!
If I bring
the other three with me, the Bone Dragon will detect it in an instance since
they don't have stealth arts. No point in worrying too much. It'll take too
long to deal with lackeys. We'll just jump straight to the boss!
opened his black claws and hopped on the cloud, "Go, go back. I have a
When the two
landed, Liu Xuancha blurted, "How is it? How is his army?"
said, "I have a way to go straight to killing the Bone Dragon. It's up to
you if you want to come."
Dragon is sleeping in his cave, which has a single entrance. I sneaked inside
his lair and left a teleportation array through which we can appear next to the
Bone Dragon. You four will deal with killing it and me with the entrance. With
my crowd control skill, it won't pose any problem!"
stood in a daze, "You're telling me you only went for a bit and yet set up
a teleportation array under his bed?"
snapped back, "What? Don't like it?"
said, "Alright alright, you're an array master. You're in charge of arrays!
Since it's like this then let us go try out this Bone Dragon's power!"
once again, gasped in amazement of Chen Ming's mastery of arrays, Sure
enough, Master Chen learns all quirky things!
stabbed the ground with a nation weapon then turned to the disorganized team,
"If you're sure, you can enter. The place will be somewhat close to the
They took out
their immortal equipment and got ready, "This should be good. Let's
glanced at the group, This should be enough. They're just a few more
people, so how bad will it be if the teleportation array will open a bit wider?
At the moment,
Bone Dragon was studying with skepticism the nation weapon longsword in his
claw. How did this sword end up beneath my lair? And why don't I see
sword eat them?
It has to
have a secret. This is not just a nation weapon, but immortal equipment!
research it fully, then subdue this immortal equipment!
people popped in his claw. The five seemed to be minding their own business,
"Hmm? Is this Bone Dragon's lair?"
filled with junk!"
you do with mortal treasure, sleep on it?"
but we don't seem to be sitting on a treasure."
looked up, right into a pair of blue pulsing flaming eyes. The five humans and
one Bone Dragon squinted eyes at each other.
Dragon woke up with a start, Just what is this? Did these people shrank
to an inch then came next to me? The Bone Dragon's voice came with the
clacking of bones, "Assassins! Protect your Lord!"
Liu Xuancha was
raining curses as his arms exploded in size. Flesh bulged and he lifted his
black scythe as he charged Bone Dragon, "F*ck you, Chen Ming! Is this what
you call somewhat close?"
weren't far behind in unleashing immortal arts at the Bone Dragon.
snapped on a sour tone, "This deviation is normal on a teleportation
He jumped at
the lair entrance and smiled at the incoming servants, "I just powered up,
and this is the best time to try it out!"
A look told
him he had a danger value of 2400. I have yet to reach my peak. Without
spending spiritual knowledge, my cultivation won't rise. Chen Ming
didn't bump all his cultivation to the Dao Seed stage. He needed to prepare for
the Heavenly Tribulation, to pass it slowly, and comprehend the Heavenly
spoke in his mind, "Upgrade all those random Dao Seed cultivation methods
to the peak of Dao Initiation realm!"
His upgrade of
the 92 cultivation methods spent a hundred and fifty thousand of his spiritual
knowledge while also bringing him at 2700 danger value. This looks
about right. Except for Liu Xuancha, none of the others are my match.
had to be big enough for Bone Dragon to pass through. In the thousand zhang
tall and hundreds zhang wide hole, scaled servants having a fanatic look in
their eyes charged Chen Ming with reckless abandon!
Chen Ming saw
the dust beginning to rise, The force coming at me is even higher than
a hundred thousand servants.
come to me, but none shall pass!"
Getting a feel
of his almost doubled spiritual power, Chen Ming flicked Dao Empyrean Bamboo
and ten thousand swords flew from it at the incoming servants!
He closed his
eyes, grasping his surrounding's changes. One by one, he controlled the swords
into releasing sword energy without restraint. When a spiritual sword passed,
it left behind a mangled corpse. Chen Ming turned the area into a metal storm.
Proof a Sovereign was a living disaster!
But what was
even more horrifying was that this disaster could be controlled!
Chen Ming made
the spiritual swords unleash spiritual sword arts, with a Vanishing Immortal
Sword move thrown in the mix, cutting a straight line of carnage. His spiritual
swords never failed in leaving corpses behind. Then zhangs around him, the rain
never stopped falling, a rain of blood.
He then sensed
a Sovereign's energy, similar to Dragon Sovereign in power, but not as
strong. It must be another servant Sovereign!
Fairy Zi Xia
and Liu Xuancha also sensed his approach, "There's another Sovereign!"
Ming take it?"
have the time to mind such things. We need to kill Bone Dragon fast!"
we kill it, we'll be able to help him!"
Chen Ming saw
a servant Sovereign approaching amidst the dust.
with a body affected by Draconic Influence, you can unleash a fraction of a
dragon's might. Give yourself to the dragons, as the dragons are eternal!
activated, you possess a certain Draconic Influence, your hands can change into
dragon claws and have some of their power.
value alone, he doesn't seem up to my level. I wonder how much spiritual
knowledge will I get once I kill him.
Minor Dragon Claw Aura' effect, it's description doesn't make it clear. Just
what type of dragon power was better?
In the bloody
rain, the servant Sovereign fixed his golden pupils on Chen Ming. He swatted an
incoming spiritual sword, and said in a fierce tone, "Defiler of the Lord,
your death shall be a tragic one!"
charged Chen Ming, his hands turning into golden dragon claws. The golden
scaled claw swatted a flying sword then punched the ground three li away from
Its power sent
a ripple, followed by the splitting earth, and a golden dragon burst out
towards Chen Ming.
reached for a nation weapon, entered Unity, and hacked the golden dragon. Sword
wave and golden dragon collided, and although it shattered, it still sent Chen
Ming staggering three steps back, "That powerful?"
He threw the
nation weapon casually, letting it return to the spiritual sword river. He
flicked Dao Empyrean Bamboo and unleashed Obscure Gates Swordplay Array!
Aura, Killing Intent Aura, and Warmonger Aura activated on the spot!
assumed dragon form and was upon the Sovereign in a flash!
Sovereign walked in mid-air, "What is this thing? Since it dares act like
a dragon, see how I rip it apart!"
His two claws
moved, sending explosive attacks towards the sword dragon as he bellowed,
"Soul Devouring Claw!"
claw waves collided with the sword dragon. At the moment of collision, a nation
weapon drifted closer, to the servant Sovereign's contempt, "How can a
nation weapon hurt me?"
figure flashed above the nation weapon. His sleeves swelling as he spoke
lightly, "Using the same move, again and again, is not my, Immortal Master
Chen, style. Conquering Immortals Art!"
his fists, with the Conquering Immortals Art held within. Spiritual power
exploded as it was shaped into Qiongqi and the Flood Dragon. He sent his attack
right on the Sovereign's back, leaving an imprint and making him spit a mouth
Chen Ming attacked
again, with the two beasts reforming on his hands!
another mouthful of blood, but now he dealt with the sword dragon. Yet when he
turned, there was no Chen Ming, "What! Where did he go?"
In his front,
sword dragon once again appeared, "This move again!"
can't use the same move twice on a Sovereign! "
Sovereign sent a dragon claw wave at the sword dragon and turned. Sadly, there
was no Chen Ming in sight.
canceled the dragon claw wave and Chen Ming came out of its body. He unleashed
Conquering Immortals Art three times, impacting the Sovereign's back!
Some of his
ribs shattered under Chen Ming's assault!
The blows sent
him flying three li away, into the cave wall and making another room. Dust
filled the air, his body dripping with blood as he came out of it, This
enemy's too strange!
spiritual swords and nation weapons danced around him. It never crossed his
mind these weapons had teleportation arrays. To him, this was pure fantasy.
"Is it a
shifted one leg over the other as he sat on a nation weapon. He took a swing
out of a juice bottle and looked at servant Sovereign, "How is it? Is it
effective using the same move twice?"
Sovereign's fury boiled as he raved, "Hardly!"
This is a
battle and he drinks wine sitting on a sword. How more condescending can you
jumped Chen Ming, but while he moved, his opponent was no longer there. He
turned around in an instant but no Chen Ming there. Then another three punches
blew up his back!
The hits sent
him smacking against the floor. He sent a furious fist against the ground,
rupturing it. When he came out, he heard Chen Ming's voice from all directions,
"Do take care!"
killing intent swept him, sensing Chen Ming was about to unleash a finisher!
He watched as
Chen Ming appeared over the nation weapons, but by the time he attacked, he was
Sovereign stood on the ground, his forehead dripping with sweat. He never met a
weirder opponent in his life. He couldn't land one hit!
Then a voice
came from behind, "Here I am!"
He didn't turn
and sent a fist with all his power in front!
you can distract me again?
I won't let
you succeed this time!
exploded but only sent a nation weapon flying. There was no sign of Chen
Ming. What's going on? An attack from the back didn't come either.
shifted below him and Chen Ming holding Overflowing Void jumped out, splitting
servant Sovereign down the middle!
Chen Ming sheathed
his weapon then turned to look at the Sovereign behind him, "The price of
a wrong guess is high, even fatal!"
You killed a servant. Reward: 10,000 spiritual knowledge and 1,000 fame."
You killed a servant. There is no lottery ticket this time. It must be because
the servant was too poor."
eyelid twitched, Come on! How can that Bone Dragon be that stingy? He
doesn't give any treasure even to his slaves!
He then heard
Bone Dragon's roar, "Where is Dragon Sovereign?"
you betray me, Dragon Sovereign!?"
turned to see the four Sovereign assaulting Bone Dragon. Liu Xuancha attacked
from the front, while the rest unleashed vicious arts. In such a fierce battle,
Bone Dragon still had time to mind other matters.
The cave was a
battlefield. Liu Xuancha's arms had blue veins popping all over, wiggling like
snakes. He attacked Bone Dragon with his black scythe, stirring the earth with
Fairy Zi Xia
drew her bow into a full moon, releasing arrows one after the other and then
falling down like shooting stars!
swept his Dipper Sword, releasing sword waves by the dozens.
emanated white snow around him, becoming a ten zhang thick ice with threatening
in shock how Chen Ming came back so soon. Since he was here, it meant he dealt
with the servant Sovereign!
Ming did it too fast!
long has it been since his last power jump?
Ming's perception, they had no words, only staring at a freak. But what they
couldn't wrap their heads around was why was Chen Ming cultivating so many
cultivation methods instead of focusing on a single one. If he poured all his
efforts into training just one, his power would have long reached this level,
and he might even have a chance at becoming immortal.
It was sad
that Chen Ming turned a deaf ear to their advice. To reach the Sovereign rank,
all had their own Dao Heart. Chen Ming's Dao Heart must be the three thousand
Grand Daos. He cherished all of them.
observed Bone Dragon. I'll just trigger the advancement mission first.
If I need to kill Sovereigns, I will out lose greatly once he's dead.
Firmament Sword Art to Divine Palace stage."
You triggered an advancement mission. When you have three hundred Dao Seeds,
you can upgrade to the Divine Palace stage."
don't need to kill but gather Dao Seeds instead? I haven't suffered any losses
With one eye
fixed on Bone Dragon, Chen Ming lifted his right hand and extended his thumb.
caught Chen Ming's action without meaning to, What is this kid
admire the great me after witnessing my grand and imposing form. I have lost
count to how many I've seen like him.
looked over his thumb, aiming at Bone Dragon's chest. He spared a glance at the
others' attacks, finding none of them hitting his chest wound. Seems
Bone Dragon knows that they know of his weakness.
take Bone Dragon off guard and strike at the most opportune time, while also
giving him a thrilling surprise.
we're all Sovereign here, and shrewd.
The actions of
the four were clear a day. Xue Xunmei wanted to seal Bone Dragon's body. Su
Qinggang and Fairy Zi Xia wanted to force him into a corner, where he would
receive Liu Xuancha's fatal strike.
waved his hand and the ten thousand swords swept around Bone Dragon. Xue Xunmei
saw Liu Xuancha was next to his chest and shouted, "Ice Age!"
filled the cave, freezing Bone Dragon's body and claws stiff. Su Qinggang
stepped on his sword, arriving at his head and slashed, "Die!"
His yell made
the Bone Dragon lifted his head and defend against Su Qinggang's attack. In his
eyes, Su Qinggang was the one unleashing the killing move.
Chen Ming and
co. never made an attempt on his chest, so he ignored it.
There were no
words that needed to be said between Sovereigns, understanding each other's
thinking. Liu Xuancha jumped at Bone Dragon's back and waved his scythe,
"Death God's Descent!"
exploded just as Chen Ming appeared on a nation weapon before Bone Dragon's
chest. With a flick of Dao Empyrean Bamboo, ten thousand swords assumed dragon
form and crammed into the old chest wound!
felt imminent danger from the two strongest people's attacks. They were making
a pincer strike on his old chest wound!
With the fall
of the scythe and the ten thousand swords, an explosion racked through Bone
Dragon's wound. What followed were crackling sounds and then Bone Dragon broke
fell on the ground in a cloud of dust, followed by Liu Xuancha's strike,
planting his scythed in Bone Dragon's skull.
found his danger value plummeting towards a thousand. If we don't end
Bone Dragon now, then when?
Sovereigns aren't pushovers. Calm in normal times, but when they act, they go
for the kill!
Conquering Immortals Art on his hands, and sword dragon behind him whistling
over. At the same time, Liu Xuancha continuous strikes left afterimages, as a
rain of blades fell on Bone Dragon's head.
When the dust
settled after the two's ferocious assault, it revealed them standing before a
pile of random bones. The three Sovereigns at the side looked in amazement at
the gasping duo.
are too fierce!
You killed Bone Dragon. Attack contribution: 30%. Killing blow contribution:
30%. Reward: 50,000 spiritual knowledge and 10,000 fame."
You killed Bone Dragon. You receive a lottery ticket that resulted in dragon
You killed Bone Dragon. You almost completed the achievement Dragon Slayer. You
almost received the Dragon Slayer Aura."
You killed Bone Dragon. Subdue the Land of the Dragon Hoard mission
is at 60% completion."
Chen Ming was
ecstatic, This way I stole Liu Xuancha's kill. I'm proud of myself!
But then he
heard the system lady's voice. Seriously? The rest I can accept, but
what's with almost getting an achievement?
If I didn't
get it, then don't mention it, alright?
spoke, "You probably don't want Bone Dragon's corpse. In the end, I killed
my first dragon and I want to take it back as a trophy. It will give off an
imposing air placed in front of Yan Mountain!"
snorted, "Just take it!"
irksome and leave!"
Chen Ming saw they
weren't objecting and stashed the intact part of Bone Dragon in his ring.
also began to sweep the area. As for the servants, Dragon Sovereign was dead.
Did they had the time to mind such trifling matter?
They set them
aside for the King ranks. They were Sovereign doing Sovereign work, not that of
Kings. The Kings had to do their part!
searched around in earnest while Chen Ming faked it. Fairy Zi Xia walked next
to him and send her voice over, "When you came earlier, did you find Bone
Dragon's secret stash?"
snickered, "Come with me and I will show you treasure!"
Chen Ming went
together with Fairy Zi Xia back at the box with dragon scales, "I looked
inside this box and found it filled with dragon scales. They all have scriptures
on them, possibly extinct!"
When the box
popped open, the number of people peering inside grew by three. The others saw
glittering dragon scales.
many dragon scales, the ones who found it has it!"
don't intend to hog it all to yourself right?"
you acting suspiciously a long time ago and knew you're up to no good."
a friendly exchange, everyone got their share of dragon
scales. Liu Xuancha held up a palm-sized scale, conveying his doubts,
"Could they have used these damaged scriptures to get to Sovereign
said, "We will give them to the Sages and maybe they can deduce the rest
of the scriptures!"
hold any interest in the rest. They reckoned Dragon Sovereign got them. As for
Chen Ming's scriptures, he didn't feel like sharing.
deducing a complete scripture. What a joke! My system lady can't make anything
out of them and you want to deduce the whole thing? Keep dreaming!
His power got
a significant boost this time and has yet to reach his peak. I'll
slowly pass the tribulation when I get back.
hit rock-bottom again. I need to think of other ways to spread fertilizer to my
To pass the
advancement mission, he'd need more than a hundred thousand merits. With his
disciples' cultivations growing ever higher, the merit income rose to around
Even if I
wait, I'll still need a year. Better go start applying fertilizer.
so long on this expedition, I haven't seen the growth of my crops. Hardworking
farmer, Immortal Master Chen, needs to tend to his farm.
outside to look for Dragon Sovereign and receive his reward. When he saw the
shattered head of Bone Dragon, he couldn't contain his joy and even gave a book
containing all his insight about his cultivation on top of the original
recipe landed in Chen Ming's lap, of course, since none of them cared about
such things. This way, they would get the price of the pill recipe in the
Dragon Transformation pills, and could also buy them later from Chen Ming.
didn't care about other people's situations, "This thing needs some pricey
ingredients. I can't refine it, for now, so don't be too hopeful."
Fairy Zi Xia
said, "Now that these forbidden areas are cleared, we need to return and
report to the sects."
tossed a spiritual sword with a teleportation array on it, "Take this with
you. If you're in trouble, pour your spiritual power inside and I'll be
Fairy Zi Xia
received it, "Alright. If Sage wants to see you, I will inform you
immortal sects' hinterlands.
this place's name, but what others came to call it. Under the ancient immortal
sects' rule were many affiliated sects. Of these sects, most of them were under
Ghost Immortal's control.
This was a
plain rebellion of the ancient immortal sects' subordinates. And today, this
traitorous area came to have a different name in the ancient immortal sects,
outstanding in this Chaos Battlefield weren't the four ancient immortal sects,
nor other sects. It was the famous and renown Yan Mountain's Financial
Of course, Yan
Mountain never went by that name, calling it the Scarlet Tide.
cultivators witnessed Yan Mountain's extravagant fighting style, they began
calling them that.
didn't fight with weapons, oh no! It fought with spirit stones and pills!
The one to
rise the highest in fame in Yan Mountain's battles was none other than Zhuo
Qingyao. Just her name alone would take one's thought to the cruel extent of
the battles. All Yan Mountain armies, with Zhuo Qingyao at the helm, ravaged
the battlefield, cutting through it like a hot knife through butter!
Rumor had it
that in its first month of battle, Yan Mountain Financial Group killed at least
a million Dao Initiation realm cultivators and thousands of King ranks.
Mountain Lords' powerful display, many rogue cultivators came to know of Yan
Mountain's renown, while this also lowered the difficulty in recruiting them.
When they heard Yan Mountain Lords were recruiting, they came in doves,
competing among each other to be the first.
More and more
land came under Yan Mountain's control, yet the ancient immortal sects didn't
object. Firstly, they though Myriad Mountains wasn't adequate for a sect of Yan
Mountain's magnitude. Secondly, these were times of war. With the addition of
Yan Mountain armies, there were now fewer variables in play in the final
battle. They didn't want to have an enemy at their backs when fighting against
the demonic sect.
As the war has
yet to end, all talks were valid. When the war ended, we would take our time
and discuss it.
But in times
like these where the main issue was whether they could win against the demonic
sect, why would they care about Yan Mountain's expansion? This war wasn't a
Mountain's territory was nowhere near as large as the ancient immortal sects.
It held no threat to their position.
So much so
that they were in high spirits about its expansion. Most of the pills came from
Yan Mountain, while the few pills here and there from other sects didn't put a
dent in their appetite.
Yan Mountain got, the more pills arrived. The more pills, the bigger the
advantage in battle.
immortal sects were willing to let Yan Mountain sweep a million li, to push
their border next to Steel Ox Valley's territory. This way, if the demonic sect
attacked Yan Mountain, they could come to its rescue.
After all, Yan
Mountain's position was precarious, at the demonic sect's doorsteps.
King Valley's position compared to Yan Mountain's was equally dangerous. It was
close to the border between the demonic sect and the immortal sect, but it
relied on many Sovereigns under its control to free itself from the ancient
immortal sects' influence.
current situation became awkward. In which two alchemy sects were the vanguard
on the frontlines.
The more the
ancient immortal sects and demonic sect's Head Sect Leader looked at the two
sects, the more cumbersome it seemed.
This was why
they came to a mutual understanding. Neither side was allowed to act against an
Chen Ming also
felt the perilous position of Yan Mountain. Moreover, the chances were high for
a battle to erupt not far away, at the Jade Void Temple.
trouble let Chen Ming know how weak he was. He wasn't strong enough to face
such a chaotic situation.
But from Li
Suyi's words that time, Chen Ming knew the King ranked war would last for a
long time. What he didn't know was whether Li Suyi, Ling Xian and Qingyao's
participating in it would cause a great shift and put a close to this state
The more he
pondered the more he feared for Zhuo Qingyao's safety. This lass must
be related to crabs. The kind that likes to rush everywhere. One look is enough
to bring her disaster. She is an easily angered girl.
go look for her. I'll only feel at peace when there's a nation weapon at her
for tens of thousands of li, Chen Ming arrived at Chaos Battlefield. He
couldn't show himself on the battlefield since he was a Sovereign. He knew
there would be casualties among his disciples but he didn't have a choice. Yan
Mountain was strong, yes, but there would also be casualties.
They had to
pass this trial by fire, to grow into imposing trees.
looked around in confusion, when he heard a familiar voice, "Ha-ha-ha,
look, I found a lone ten thousand army!"
turned to see Zhang Ming leading two thousand troops on a chase.
true to Yan Mountain's style. But Chen Ming found an Aspect stage
Human King hiding in the army!
ran into trouble. Maybe he was even lured here.
The enemy had
an Aspect stage in hiding and many more soldiers. With Zhang Ming's troops, it
would be hard to escape alive.
soon discovered the trap, "Retreat! It's an ambush, retreat!"
But the enemy
Human King wasn't about to let him go, "Ha-ha-ha, now that you're in this
old man's grasp, don't think of leaving!"
armies, an azure Daoist robed man appeared. The soldiers stopped as they all
The peak Human
King asked, "Lord of Yan Mountain, why are you here?"
eyes flashed with glee, I'm saved! Master's here!
Zhang Ming cupped
his hands, "Greetings Master!"
nodded then turned to the peak Human King, "Give me some consideration and
The Human King
knew Chen Ming was a Sovereign and his hands were tied in this war,
"Ha-ha-ha, you can't do anything. So what if I don't?"
regarded him, Are you stupid perhaps? Since someone under Sovereign
rank doesn't show me, Chen Ming, any respect, is it that he wants an early
haven't involved myself yet because I don't want my disciples to know of my presence
and be reckless in battle. I want to temper themselves. You have misunderstood
this war's rules. They refer to the immortal sect and demonic sect's
Sovereigns. You are the rats in our righteous immortal sect garden, mere pests.
You don't fall in the rules."
you don show respect then there's nothing to talk about. Anyway, since you rely
on Ghost Immortal, thus my enemy, I won't waste words on you!"
turned and more than a hundred stars bombarded the army. In mere moments, the
army was laid to waste, including many King ranks.
patted Zhang Ming on the shoulder, "Not bad, you know to retreat when you
aren't his match. But you have to be more careful. Your Master can't appear
Zhang Ming saw
his attack, It's simply miraculous!
He ending the
enemy without moving an inch. Master's cultivation is unrivaled, wiping
out everything with but a thought!
cupped his hands, "Many thanks, Master!"
Since he said
he would give the sword to Zhuo Qingyao, Chen Ming was thinking of butting in
some more. Yan Mountain's position is too dangerous, so I'll just be
the strategy's menace.
nodded, "Give this sword to your head senior sister, I can feel a hidden
danger around. The ancient immortal sects' hinterlands have many Sovereigns but
they haven't shown themselves yet. This won't bode well for her. Tell your head
senior sister to pour her energy in the sword if she meets a Sovereign. It will
activate the magical art I drew on it."
took the nation weapon at once and bowed, "Yes, Master, I will bring her
Chen Ming took
out five more nation weapons and mentioned four more strongest disciples he had
besides Zhang Ming, "You take one of these five swords and the rest give
them to the ones I mentioned. Any time you face danger you can't overcome,
activate the magical art! After you use it, the others won't dare to move so
quickly against you."
Zhang Ming was
happy, I never knew he cares so much. "Many thanks,
nodded and vanished.
said, "Oh, forgot to tell Master of the new Scriptures Pavilion in Yan
Mountain! Since Master is returning to Yan Mountain, fourth senior sister will
regarded the sword, Master left a magical art inside. I need to give them
to others quickly and complete Master's task.
What Chen Ming
did was to let the demonic sect think highly of his power. He only said he left
a magical art on the blades but the truth was he would be the one showing
If a magical
art could kill an average Sovereign, how strong did Chen Ming became?
Mountain was a new up and comer, the others weren't clear on Chen Ming's
strength. If Fairy Zi Xia and the rest let a few words slip out, no incident
would occur. This way, the demonic sect would be afraid of Chen Ming and would
think twice before acting against Yan Mountain.
As I don't have enough strength, I can only play some tricks.
I'm at it, I might as well do it in style. As for what this means, what would
be better than having a constant abnormal Heavenly Tribulation?
He didn't lack
spiritual knowledge, but merits. Chen Ming went to a cultivator city, spent
five thousand spiritual knowledge, and upgraded a cultivation method at the Dao
The sky changed
in a blink, with the tribulation cloud making itself notice up above with the
sound of thunderclaps!
and cultivators kept flying out of the city. With an ongoing tribulation, how
could they not watch such an interesting show? They saw Chen Ming standing
below the Heavenly Tribulation, "It can't be the new sovereign, Dawn
Sovereign, standing there, right?"
he passing the tribulation?"
to become immortal?"
new immortal appear?"
and report it to Sect Leader!"
breaking news! Dawn Sovereign is passing his tribulation!"
The news of
Chen Ming passing his tribulation a second time spread like lightning across
the continent. Others could be faked, but not Heavenly Tribulation's signature.
Who could fake
The news sent
a shockwave even in the immortal sect and the demonic sect, the strongest
powers on this continent. They were now setting their sights on Chen Ming,
hoping to find more about him, yet what followed was beyond their predictions.
immortal sects knew of Chen Ming's realm, the Dao Comprehending realm. They
thought he wanted to break through to the Transcending realm.
said, "Chen Ming is passing the tribulation again. What does this mean
Sage said, "It's quite likely he is getting ready to enter the
Transcending realm. His cultivation method has to be a particular one, just as
particular as Zhuo Qingyao's Nine Nines Mysteries Art. She is in the Dao Sense
realm and can defeat all King ranks. Chen Ming's cultivation method must be
Tie Yi Sage
said, "But why is Chen Ming breaking through to the Transcending realm in
such a public place? This doesn't make sense."
Astral Sage said,
"This must be a part of his plan. Didn't Zi Xia give us a spiritual sword?
After a while, we will call him and all will be made clear!"
said, "Yan Mountain is sweeping the Chaos Battlefield like a hot knife through
butter, which is good. But Ghost Immortal's Sovereigns have yet to show
themselves. It's baffling!"
On the demonic
sect side, Chen Ming's tribulation meant something else. First of all, they
found that Chen Ming was a Sovereign, one that hid deeply. He was from a never
heard of hidden sect, one that had tens of thousands of alchemists.
strangest part was that they never saw those alchemists. Thus, in the eyes of
the people, the Yan Mountain in Myriad Mountains was a mere outpost. Yan Mountain
must be just like Jade Void Temple, possessing a secret domain where the tens
of thousands of alchemists resided.
demonic sect was unclear on Yan Mountain's strength. It even assumed Chen Ming
was in charge of the affairs in the outside world, not being the real Lord of
There was no
doubt about Chen Ming's power was that of a Sovereign. And when a Sovereign
passed his tribulation, he ascended to immortality!
Did that mean
this continent shall see another immortal?
Among cultivators, only the ones closest to immortality knew the path to
immortality was sealed. If this got out, who would continue cultivating? What
they cultivate was to reach immortality!
bearer of this information, Wu Jiang and the four Sages, kept a tight lid on
Chen Ming that the cultivators in the city reacted. The Heavenly Tribulation
sent a ray of starlight on Chen Ming. He stood there comprehending it with all
his focus. How could a mere starlight harm Chen Ming?
that they didn't come all at once as before. It must be that I 'm already in
the Dao Comprehending realm.
cultivators above the city felt they witnessed a miracle, "Could this be
the immortal tribulation?"
look the part. This array is too small, not fitting an Immortal Tribulation's
talking as if you saw one!"
this continent did?"
right, maybe this is indeed the Immortal Tribulation!"
Chen Ming saw
the tribulation cloud was about to vanish, but at least he finished the array
inside the starlight. He turned dignified as an immortal and gazed at the
cultivators, "Can't pass the tribulation here!"
words, Chen Ming's body flashed and the tribulation cloud above him disappeared
along with him.
Arriving at a
deserted mountain, Chen Ming spread his awareness to make sure no one was near.
He took a spiritual sword with a teleportation array and opened the pathway,
"I wonder why are the ancient immortal sects looking for me?"
He stabbed the
sword in the ground and Chen Ming was already in front of the Sages. They soon
found that Chen Ming's power was more robust, "Fellow Daoist Chen Ming,
were you just passing your tribulation?"
shook his head, "No, Dao Comprehending realm Tribulation. My cultivation
method is a bit special and I still have thousands of Dao Comprehending real
Tribulations to pass."
The Sages were
mystified. At least he was on their side. Since the war between the immortal
sect and demonic sect was ongoing, they didn't have the luxury of minding this
matter. They took what Chen Ming said as truth.
said, "Fellow Daoist Chen Ming, what are you intending?"
the list of names I've given you, the hinterlands holds many Sovereigns that
have yet to surface. My guess is that they will strike against Qingyao. After
all, as long Qingyao remains the hinterlands will end in her hands! Sages, I
can teleport thanks to the array on the sword. I want Qingyao to attract the
hiding Sovereigns, then go kill them!"
outside, we can make it look like I failed in becoming immortal. I already know
the path to immortality is closed and can't ascend. No one knows I left a
teleportation array on the sword in Qingyao's hands and we can just say it's a
magical art. No Sovereign entered the battlefield so no rule will be
two benefits. One, killing all hiding Sovereigns. Two, it will spread fear in
the demonic sect in regards to my strength. It will think twice before
attacking, thus safeguarding Yan Mountain. After all, it's position is
precarious after all."
clapped their hands in praises, "Marvelous! No one imagined you can
teleport through swords. We were also worried about Yan Mountain's safety. This
way we won't need to look after Yan Mountain and move without worry!"
slapped the table, "With this settled, we will help you deal with the
Chen Ming got
their approval so he teleported back to the deserted mountain.
Sage said, "Chen Ming's act will help us greatly. At least, the demonic
sect will be reluctant to move. We need to think this through and help Chen
Ming complete his plan as perfectly as possible!"
chuckled, "How about we fake preparing to open the path to
exchanged a smile, "Perfect!"
Sovereign was passing his tribulation, the ancient immortal sects let a piece
of information slip by. The four Sages left for a place called the Immortal
Immortal Stairway, most cultivators never heard of it. They didn't know where
it laid and what secrets it hid.
But for Wu
Jiang, this came at a shock, "Then Chen Ming's attempt in becoming
immortal is real? Immortal Stairway is the entrance to the path to immortality.
Are the ancient immortal sects going to open the path to immortality for Chen
makes Chen Ming such a saint? He passed Demonic Blood Saber to a Dao Initiation
realm disciple, Ling Xian holds the Origin Sect's most guarded treasure, and
his head disciple, Zhuo Qingyao, also uses immortal equipment. Can it be that
he is like me, a step away from immortality?"
see if the ancient immortal sects dare to pry open the path to
Li Suyi came
at this time to report, "Third Sect Leader, Fourth Sect Leader, Fifth Sect
Leader, and Sixth Sect Leader wish to see you!"
Wu Jiang sat
on a large black iron throne, in a grand hall filled with demonic statues,
"They came because of Chen Ming's matter. An immortal isn't someone they can
withstand after all. Right, what kind of man is your Master?"
Li Suyi said
directly, "Walking three thousand Grand Daos, not one the same. Master
taught me my saber art, Li Suyi's Conquering Immortals Art, sword art to head
senior sister and fourth junior sister's cultivation method. Master taught us
heart shook. Be it Demonic Blood Saber, or the Conquering Immortals Art, and
even Zhuo Qingyao's sword art, they were all peerless arts in his eyes. Yet all
of them came from one man!
Does this mean
Chen Ming hid his strength? That must be it! When Yan Mountain attacked Myriad
Mountains, it only sent a hundred thousand troops. Now Yan Mountain's troops
are in hundred of thousand. Chen Ming must be hiding his power!
Did he hide
himself since he discovered the sealed path to immortality?
pondered deeply, "Tell them Chen Ming cannot become immortal. I don't
believe the ancient immortal sects will allow an outsider to become immortal.
But also tell them to cancel all plans against Yan Mountain! Even if Chen Ming
fails, he isn't someone that can be slighted!"
Li Suyi left
Wu Jiang muttering to himself, "If it's true, Chen Ming might not be so
set against fighting our side. He has the demonic sect's style when doing
things, a deep-rooted cunningness. He is just like me, unable to become
immortal because the ancient immortal sects sealed the path to
Chen Ming went
to many cultivator gathering areas and, each time, a tribulation cloud hanged
over his head. The people were starting to believe he was passing the Immortal
Tribulation. Or did you ever see one enduring tribulation for days?
definitely the Immortal Tribulation!"
been 13 days already. Only an Immortal Tribulation can last so long!"
new immortal descend on these lands?"
Chen Ming was
pleased with their reaction. The entire continent was now focused on Chen Ming
passing his Immortal Tribulation.
This was what
he wanted. This way, his plan regarding Yan Mountain would be one step closer
to completion. He might not understand what the Sages were doing but he guessed
they considered his plan.
He was now
playing the role of an incredibly powerful figure.
looked up at the sky. The abyss in his eyes was endless, yet seemed to hide
stars, "The path to immortality is elusive and remote. Today, I am facing
the door to the abode of immortals!"
In the hearts
of the cultivators a furious storm was brewing, "He truly wants to
Sovereign wants to become immortal!"
To make his
act more ostentatious, Chen Ming lit up the galaxy on his back, filling the air
with starlight and immortal demeanor!
cultivators were even more astonished, "What is that? Is it a change
this is an immortal!"
looked around then vanished among the endless mountains. This disappearing act
stirred the fervor of the crowd to its peak, "An immortal arrived!"
to listen to immortal's lecture to reach immortality!"
Chen Ming got
to a desolate mountain in preparation to pass his Heavenly Tribulation. To be
accurate, it was more along the lines of comprehending the Heavenly Stellar
Array in a ray of starlight.
understanding the array, Chen Ming did some thinking, The news must have spread
by now. I'll vanish for a while to add to the mystery.
He found a
rock to sit on, Since I got nothing better to do, I might as well draw some
more teleportation arrays on spiritual swords.
revealed her power, walking along the path set by her heart. The number of King
ranks she killed so far had to be above a hundred. With each kill, she nurtured
the sword intent in her heart one step closer to completion. The so-called
sword intent was a notion condensed to its utmost. And she was condensing the
sword intent in her mind by killing Kings.
On this day,
Zhuo Qingyao was resting in her tent when she sensed someone spying on her,
"Who is it?"
saw a footprint on a tree outside her tent and wanted to chase. She remembered
Master's words and strapped the nation weapon to her back.
In the endless
night, Zhuo Qingyao rushed after the other's trail when she shouted,
"Damn! He's luring me out of the camp! These tracks are too obvious!"
retreated but a devil claw came from the sky and knocked her flying one li. She
took the blow on her body yet it didn't leave a single wound.
too late to realize!"
black-clothed man dashed at Zhuo Qingyao,
keep ignoring your campaign, there will be nothing left of Lord Ghost
Immortal's King ranks. But because of the war regulations, I can't act inside
the camp. Who would be able to tell I killed you in this wilderness?"
The man walked
towards her, "I didn't expect for you to come out unharmed from my claw. I
cannot allow you to live!"
looked at him with bright eyes, not a trace devoid of fear, "You seem like
never fought a Sovereign before. Show me, in this life or death battle, just
how powerful a Sovereign can be!"
pulled Obelisk and pointed at him, sword energy bursting from her body.
black-clothed man burst in laughter, "How can a pebble match the radiance
of the moon? If you are looking to die, then I'm obliged to help you!"
The man lifted
his sleeve and a claw flew at Zhuo Qingyao, "Hell's Demon Claw!"
This was an
immortal art. The man was confident Zhuo Qingyao wouldn't last long under his
struck with her sword, "The result is foreordained by Heaven. And I shall
break it with the sword in my hand!"
its heavy strike leaving space ripples. Zhuo Qingyao did not use any sword art.
She was on the road of comprehending Sword Intent, and all her blows were at
clashed with Obelisk, blowing Zhuo Qingyao three steps back!
black-clothed man smiled at her, "Is this all you know? Didn't your Master
teach you anything else?"
eyes flashed with coldness, "Master said that as long as I train in the
sword I will one day cut untold Daos!"
attacked the man. She cultivated a hegemon sword art, her sword never leaving
the hand. It wasn't like an immortal sword art where one controlled flying
swords. The black-clothed man watched her without a care.
Even if you
fight up close, what good will it do?
But when Zhuo
Qingyao drew near, he sensed something amiss. Her sword was beyond tyrannical!
erupted, with Obelisk sending tens of slashes. The man could barely withstand
Zhuo Qingyao's speed and hegemon sword!
to hum in her hand as she unleashed a storm of attacks, pushing the man back
step by step. He was at a disadvantage!
hardship cultivator in close combat was very difficult. More so with a hardship
cultivator like Zhuo Qingyao, where it became a torment.
The man let
his spiritual power surge and sending her flying, "All are ants below a
Sovereign! Twin Art!"
flashed and two of him took his place. Zhuo Qingyao believed the second one was
an illusion. She was facing the one in front when the one behind her struck her
to the point of spitting blood.
crawled up from the ground, her hair in a mess and eyed the one in front and
the second in the back, "If you weren't a Sovereign, I wouldn't have to
use Master's sword!"
The man saw
Zhuo Qingyao pulling the second sword from her back and poured her energy into
it, "This sword contains Master's magical art!"
watched with trepidation the nation weapon in Zhuo Qingyao's hand. Her Master
was that Chen Ming who got all the continent buzzing!
The rumor said
that Chen Ming was now undergoing the Immortal Tribulation!
This being was
the strongest beneath the skies. He couldn't afford to take on such a man's
But did he
truly achieve it?
Did he leave a
move on that sword?
black-clothed man rushed Zhuo Qingyao. And just when he got in front of her, he
saw a man wrapt in starlight standing on the nation weapon. He had an azure
Daoist robe and held a blue horsetail whisk.
This is Chen
Chen Ming wore
a smiley mask, blocking the black-clothed man's view from seeing his true
appearance. Chen Ming didn't look at Zhuo Qingyao or examined her wounds. He
wanted to act the part of a powerful projection.
complete the scene, he let the starlight shine brighter.
released his awareness, making sure Zhuo Qingyao was safe, then turned to look
at the two black-clothed men, Uh, this is just one man. He transformed his
shadow with his cultivation into his double.
Both of them
were real, but after the split, they were weaker than the original.
Chen Ming read
hundreds of scriptures and saw through the opponent's move on the spot.
The two were
now less than a Sovereign in power. This couldn't be easier to deal with for
someone like Chen Ming.
black-clothed man wanted to act, to dissipate Chen Ming's projection. Then he
saw him flicker Dao Empyrean Bamboo and the man flew. Chen Ming flashed behind
him and behead with a sword strike. The other body was now in endless pain.
could react, Chen Ming blinked to another spiritual sword and slashed at the
second black-clothed man.
ended a Sovereign in an instant.
wasn't one to believe he could insta-kill a Sovereign. This happened because
the two were at peak Human King rank.
Uh, maybe a
tad stronger than that. If any below a Sovereign tried this trick with me, Chen
Ming, he'll have another thing coming!
You killed a shadow. Reward: 10,000 spiritual knowledge, 1,000 fame."
Chen Ming leisurely
walked to Zhuo Qingyao who held the nation weapon. She still thought he was
just an image, "Master reached such a level in power. The gap between me
and Master only widens. "
silently touched the nation weapon and teleported back, missing Zhuo Qingyao's
last words, "I wonder if I can pair with Master. What am I thinking!? We
are Master and disciple."
sheathed the nation weapon on her back then slowly walked towards the second
body and behead it, "Next time, I will definitely have the power to kill a
returned to the desolate mountain, "It's good that I can blink between the
arrays I left on the spiritual swords or it wouldn't have been so easy. But
with my power, I can steamroll an average Sovereign. I wonder if this is
considered breaking the law."
Oh, it's time
to keep up the act.
He stashed the
revised spiritual swords and spent spiritual knowledge on a cultivation method
to bring it to the Dao Seed stage. The tribulation cloud was gathering above
yet he stepped on air as he rushed towards a cultivator city. Just how many
Heavenly Stellar Array do I have to comprehend before I can use it? Obscure
Gates Swordplay Array was currently Chen Ming's strongest move.
sight drifted on the third stage of the Obscure Gates Swordplay Array. In other
words, for him to grasp the fourth and final stage, Ten Thousand Swords as One,
he needed four hundred and forty thousand merits.
And how am I
supposed to get them?
All I can do
is drag the act for a while longer.
It could be
said that all Yan Mountain disciples were now healthy and growing miniature Yan
Mountains. All they needed was time and they would have explosive growth in
was a buzz, even more so about Chen Ming's Immortal Tribulation. Recently though, there was another rumor who
joined the excitement. Immortal Master Chen's sealed magical art in a sword
killed a Sovereign.
This news got
everyone shaking in their boots!
was the strongest on the continent, yet even this didn't stop one from getting
killed from a single move from Immortal Master Chen. And it wasn't himself who
released it either.
said, "Immortal Master Chen hasn't shown himself for some time. He might
how can it be that easy to become immortal? A Transcending realm cultivator has
a lifespan of a thousand years. If one wants to become immortal, he needs to
walk the Dao for eight hundred years!"
Master Chen seems young but this might not be the case. He is not someone you
went on strong until Chen Ming's figure showed hundreds of thousand li outside
the Chaos Battlefield. And above him was another tribulation cloud. He was
showing off inside a city.
cleared his surroundings as none wanted to get hit even by accident by such a
It has been
more than a month yet Chen Ming was still passing his tribulation. This was
shocking news to anyone, and there were many cultivators who could attest to it
said Chen Ming was dead, promptly shut their mouths. Even a Sovereign couldn't
travel hundreds of thousands li in a day.
The only one
who could do that was the one at peak Sovereign rank!
Resuming his acting,
Chen Ming continued wandering the continent, while also visiting some remnants
in search for more cultivation methods to increase the number of his Dao Seeds.
There's no need to think about Ten Thousand Swords as One, for now, it's just
too hard. I'll first deal with gathering three hundred Dao Seeds to advance to
the Divine Palace stage.
immortal sects were overjoyed when he heard he dealt with a Sovereign. The ones
hiding in the Hinterlands were nothing but average Sovereigns. With Chen Ming
handling them one at a time, this couldn't be better.
On the other
hand, the ancient immortal sects sent their own Sovereigns to work in tandem
with him in eliminating the rest.
With two sides
tackling this problem it would quickly resolve the rebellion in their
territories then they could return to deal with the demonic sect faster.
On this day,
Chen Ming finished his strategy's menace act, arriving on the bottom of a large
river. He sensed how Zhang Ming's nation weapon opened the teleportation channel.
mumbled, "What's going on? They don't go for Zhuo Qingyao and switched to
Zhang Ming? This guy is only in the Dao Comprehending realm. If it weren't for
Zhuo Qingyao's power, he would've been attacked faster!"
the teleportation array, Chen Ming stood on the ground with brilliant starlight
shining around him. He spread his awareness without looking and soon spotted
the Sovereign in front.
He saw his
danger value of a mere 2100. So pitifully weak. Indeed, without the knowledge
from the ancient immortal sects, becoming a stronger Sovereign just won't
was wearing a purple Daoist robe. He took one look at Chen Ming and felt his
pressure bearing down on him. Then mumbled, "This isn't right. How come
even Chen Ming's disciples have such a treasure!"
Qingyao is the obvious choice since she is his legacy disciple. So why does a
normal disciple has it?"
these disciples are only in the Dao Initiation realm so this projection must
only have a King rank's power. The pressure must come from our difference in
thoughts, You got one hell of a hole in your logic, mate.
looked at Chen Ming, "It's true, I can truly summon Master's projection!
You're dead now, old purple Daoist!"
"Don't think you can act tough with a mere projection! See how I brush it
away with one move!"
But Chen Ming
ignored his nonsense. He was a silent projection after all!
fluttered Dao Empyrean Bamboo and ten thousand swords surrounded the purple
Daoist in an instant. When he sensed a spiritual sword with a teleportation
array on it arrived behind the Daoist, he blinked there, unleashing Conquering
the Flood Dragon caught him off guard and caused him to spit blood. Chen Ming
kept blinking and using the same move on and on, leaving the Daoist with no
room to wiggle, only capable of coughing blood.
breaths later, Chen Ming heard a familiar ding and returned to Zhang Ming's nation
weapon sword with a step, then vanishing the next moment.
started drooling at the nation weapon, "You can summon Master's
projection just killed a Sovereign in no time at all!"
is matchless in miraculous skills!"
an Autarch can last in front of Master!"
can learn half a move like head senior sister, second senior brother and third
senior brother, we will also be Kings Rulers!"
short display, the worship the Yan Mountain's Lords had for Chen Ming grew
A few months
blinked by. The demonic sect suffered losses in the King rank war and used this
time to recover.
Li Suyi led
the demonic sect to the Sky Canyon again, to fight the righteous Kings.
kept shaking the cultivation world all this time. Chen Ming walked the land
with a constant tribulation cloud above, and the rumor spoke of him attempting
to become immortal. Then his head disciple swept all obstructions in the
Hinterlands, pushing Yan Mountain's border a million li until it touched Steel
Ox Valley's lands.
With Chen Ming
and the ancient immortal sects working in tandem, they wiped out all but one
Sovereign in the Hinterlands. They had no information regarding him, only
knowing he was the strongest of Ghost Immortal's Sovereign.
Rumor had it
that Liu Xuancha clashed with him but the outcome was undecided as he fled.
Sovereign now was like finding a needle in a haystack.
He went by the
title Ravenous Ghost Sovereign, holding a Ghost Summoning Banner. He was so
strange, it got the Sages worried. They couldn't catch wind of his position as
he wreaked havoc in Yan Mountain's lands, killing more than a dozen Lords so
raged at this news. He blinked next to the four Sages in the Astral Immortal
Sect, who felt somewhat guilty, "What is going on with Ravenous Ghost
said, "His power isn't small and even equal to Liu Xuancha. Seeing so many
Ghost Immortal's Sovereigns laid to waste, he feels cornered. And in his
desperate act, he chose Yan Mountain as his target for revenge!"
said, "Since he is Liu Xuancha's equal, then we will go together. With me
sealing him in an array, he won't have the chance to escape!"
Sage said, "It's not that simple. Ravenous Ghost Sovereign is elusive,
with no way of knowing where he'll appear next. We would have killed him by now
if it weren't for this!"
nodded, "I see."
said. "Oh, right, do you have his date of birth?"
Tie Yi Sage
was puzzled, "We conferred his Sovereign title so of course we have it.
Why do you ask?"
smiled, "I can use it. If you tell me his date of birth, I will kill him
three times over, even five!"
The Sages didn't
understand Chen Ming's words, but since his disciples were in danger, they gave
him what he wanted.
pondered, Ravenous Ghost Sovereign is close to Liu Xuancha in power.
With so many cultivation methods advancing at the Dao Seed stage, my power rose
to 2800. This makes my chances against Liu Xuancha fifty-fifty, enough to deal
Astral Immortal Sect's teleportation array, he wore a black robe and arrived at
the Steel Ox Valley. Wearing a smiley mask, a disciple led him straight to Liu
He knew Chen
Ming's power and figured he came to see him with regards to Ravenous Ghost
Sovereign's matter, "How is it? Do you have a way of finding him?"
said, "I have a way to get him out of hiding."
felt glee, "Great! I will help you eliminate him. He might not attack me
but he will attack my son. It's time to settle this!"
said, "Follow me, I'm going to my fourth disciple for her immortal equipment."
agreed. This Ravenous Ghost Sovereign caused destruction everywhere and this
needed to end!
jumped on his cloud but Liu Xuancha waved his hands like no tomorrow,
"Forge it, I'll ride my ox. I don't dare ride that thing!"
rolled his eyes, smiling, "You're a hardship cultivator yet scared of a
little ol' cloud?"
He no longer
pushed Liu Xuancha since he vehemently refused to ride it. The two took a few
days before reaching the Forest of Origin. Chen Lingyu was fascinated by it
from all the spiritual herbs inside. It was said that because of her extensive
knowledge of herbs, she built a friendship with the ancient trees.
At the Forest
of Origin, Chen Ming saw many Yan Mountain disciples. Many female disciples
went together with Chen Lingyu to harvest spiritual herbs and refine pills. The
male disciples, thanks to Chen Ming raising the limit on the war funds, threw
themselves wholeheartedly into battles. Seeing Chen Ming arriving, the female
disciples halted work and went to Chen Ming.
moments, he was surrounded by a throng of girls, calling sweetly at him,
"Master, how come you're free to see us?"
I heard you want to become immortal. Is it true?"
waved for them to settle down, "Where is your fourth senior sister?"
Then Chen Ming
heard creaking behind him and saw said lass perched on an ancient tree's
I used all
kinds of tricks to subdue the Forest of Origin, yet this lass did it so easily.
A man can't
compare to a dog, because one isn't even equal to a dog!
Chen Ming was
blunt with Chen Lingyu when she got in camp, "Are the Underworld Judge's
Brush and the Book of Life and Death on you?"
nodded, "What is it, Master? But these items are very useful. It deals
with all Yan Mountain's fleeing criminals clean and efficiently."
Chen Ming said,
"Let your Master have them for a bit. Many Yan Mountain disciples suffered
under Ravenous Ghost Sovereign's sinister attacks. Since we are unable to find
his location, we have to resort to the Underworld Judge's Brush and the Book of
Life and Death!"
said, "Here, master. I'm not worried since there's no danger around
Chen Ming was
more than clear on how to use the two immortal equipment. There was only one
way for another person to use someone else's immortal equipment, which was
through the owner's approval.
Just like the
ancient immortal sects' disciples. Why did you think Fairy Zi Xia, Liu Mang,
and the rest could have their own immortal equipment before attaining the Sovereign
sect lent them the rights to use them. Many masters in the sects had immortal
equipment who then lent them to their disciples when they were wondering the
Now that Chen
Ming had the items, he didn't feel appeased, so he left a spiritual sword with
Chen Lingyu, "Take this sword. When there's a danger, pour your spiritual
power and my projection will appear."
took it with extreme caution and gently settled it on her back.
Chen Ming and
Liu Xuancha left in a rush. In mid-air, Liu Xuancha asked, "Aren't you
exaggerating the effect of these things? You can attack anyone as long as you
write their birth date?"
said, "Watch. I will now use the Underworld Judge's Brush and the Book of
Life and Death, sending a thousand death soldiers on his trail. Let us see how
long can he hide while fighting against such power!"
flipped the Book of Life and Death, held the Underworld Judge's Brush, and
wrote Ravenous Ghost Sovereign's data. He dropped the brush: Thousand Ghost
Chen Ming then
felt his spiritual power drop by a third.
used so much of my spiritual power, the might of that brushstroke must be high!
commotion sprung behind the two. Chen Ming turned to see a hundred li away a
regiment of death soldiers descending!
was worried, "His target must be none other than your fourth
eyes burned with rage, "He wants to die! Let's rush over. The death
soldiers should keep him occupied for a while. My disciples only need to keep
away from the shockwaves, and should be safe!"
Sovereign was a cautious man. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have lived for so long.
If he wasn't, he would have been long dead at the hand of the righteous
Sovereign was inspecting everyone carefully, to make sure there wasn't anyone
carrying a nation weapon. But then he heard Chen Lingyu, the Lord of Yan
Mountain's fourth disciple, didn't carry a nation weapon.
wanted to rush into the Forest of Origin, but he refrained from this rash
action since he had yet to conduct a thorough investigation of the area.
Sovereign thought no disciple before him had Yan Mountain's nation weapon and
attacked, only to give his life away in the process.
He had to
confirm first that Chen Lingyu did not carry Yan Mountain's protection treasure
and only then attack.
As he was
scouting nearby the Forest of Origin, he found that Chen Ming and Liu Xuancha
were here. He almost lost his soul from fright!
Chen Ming was
passing his Immortal Tribulation. This power meant he was a step away from
reaching it, no, a half-step being. He was a Sovereign and their clash would
have an obvious result.
It wasn't long
before Chen Ming and Liu Xuancha left without noticing him. When he once more
looked over Chen Lingyu, he found a spiritual sword on her back.
possible that a spiritual sword could also have Chen Ming's magical art?
spiritual sword bear the might of Chen Ming's magical art?
Sovereign was a cautious man so he gave up on Chen Lingyu. Killing her would
invoke Chen Ming's wrath. This wasn't someone he could offend right now.
Just as he
entered the Forest of Origin, ready to leave this place, the ground began to
swell and death soldiers crawled out one after another.
Sovereign was excited at first, "Can it be that Lord Ghost Immortal knows
of my plight and send death soldiers to save me?"
It didn't take
him long to figure it out that they weren't allies but foes!
did they come from? Why do they come after me with no remorse?
baffling to extreme. Can it be someone put a curse on me?
Sovereign didn't dare linger here for long since Chen Ming and Liu Xuancha
weren't far away. He waved the Ghost Summoning Flag, "How can mere death
soldiers have any effect on me?"
to fly out of the flag and charged the death soldiers.
Ravenous Ghost Sovereign found something unexpected. These ghosts were afraid.
going on? Aren't they all from the race of the dead?
Why are my
ghosts afraid of these death soldiers?
held a large variety of torture tools. They captured the ghosts with them then
went back underground, "These are hell's death soldiers!"
my ghosts are suppressed. The death soldiers are punishers!
soldiers spent a third of Chen Ming's spiritual power. That wasn't an amount
anyone could ignore.
Ravenous Ghost Sovereign was about to release magical arts and fight back, Chen
Ming and Liu Xuancha saw him waving the Ghost Summoning Flag surrounded by
grabbed hold of the scythe on his back and charged Ravenous Ghost Sovereign!
rolled his eyes, but he didn't want this disaster by the name of Ravenous Ghost
Sovereign to escape. He flicked Dao Empyrean Bamboo releasing the sword torrent
and setting up the Obscure Gates Swordplay Array, sealing a ten li area.
suppression from the array, Ravenous Ghost Sovereign felt weaker by a third!
Sovereign looked up at Chen Ming in surprize, "The pressure alone took a
third of my power. Chen Ming, your power is far above mine, will you pick on
regarded him. This guy still thinks my strength's on par with Wu Jiang. "When
you killed Yan Mountain disciples, did you think about picking on the weak?
Killing them without rhyme nor reason should have enlightened you about your
found Ravenous Ghost Sovereign with a danger value of 2900. How did he
fight Liu Xuancha to a draw?
As for auras,
he had Devil Body Aura, greatly increasing his body's strength.
It looked like
his body was stronger than the average Sovereign and could face Liu Xuancha.
didn't think too much about all this and just charged with all his might. He
might not be Ravenous Ghost Sovereign's match, but with Chen Ming's array
victory was assured. The black ox beneath him grew into a hill, giving the
impression Liu Xuancha was a god descending when he struck down, "Vajra's
Sovereign was weary from fighting the death soldiers and now that Chen Ming
added an array, he was no longer a match for Liu Xuancha. The first clash alone
left his skinny body looking worse for wear.
Sovereign was like a mummy, without blood, and only skin sticking to his bones.
Liu Xuancha descended like a golden god, waving his scythe into a
This was a
weapon that needed a strong man to wield it, and Liu Xuancha's arm strength was
beyond powerful, bringing out the best in each other's strong points!
gained added power in his strikes with the ox below him charging, making pieces
of Ravenous Ghost Sovereign falling with each blow.
didn't join, he acted as deterrence while also waiting for the best moment to
delusional or something? Since when was Immortal Master Chen's style to let
spiritual knowledge pass him by?
Sovereign made furious moves. He was uncertain of Chen Ming's power and could
only flee. But when he took this course, he found the entire battlefield, a ten
li radius, sealed from the array.
Ming, you're not at the peak of Sovereign rank. Above Autarch, you can only use
arrays to suppress me!"
chuckled, "You're too late in figuring out!"
Sovereign wanted to break the array, but Liu Xuancha's black scythe seemed to
have locked on his soul, coming at him without remorse!
Chen Ming was
laid back as he enjoyed their battle. Ravenous Ghost Sovereign is
worthy of matching Liu Xuancha. This might take a while.
they way they're fighting will result in a bottomless crater.
ability for destruction was too terrifying.
bottomless crater is a bottomless crater. At least it's not me who did it!
Chen Ming saw
how one attacked while the other fell back with each blow. Ravenous Ghost
Sovereign wanted to flee but Liu Xuancha pursued him like a heavenly god
After he took
his time enjoying three delectable spiritual fruits, Chen Ming stood up and
clapped his hands. He saw Ravenous Ghost Sovereign's danger value drop to 1500,
"Oh, it's time for Immortal Master to subdue monsters and vanquish
Chen Ming sent
his swords on Ravenous Ghost Sovereign. When a spiritual sword with a
teleportation array flew next to him, he grabbed another one and blinked
The now close
Chen Ming, threw two fists, Conquering Immortals Art!
Immortals Art took the shape of Flood Dragon and Qiongqi. Power surged over his
hands in a solemn rhythm then landed!
followed next with his ruthless attack, his scythe leaving afterimages in its
The two joined
in their attacks and made quick work of Ravenous Ghost Sovereign. But Chen Ming
wasn't pleased since he didn't manage to kill-steal.
The two were
looking at the Ghost Summoning Flag on Ravenous Ghost Sovereign. Liu Xuancha
said, "This is immortal equipment, so how do we split it?"
didn't want it, It doesn't suit me, nor my disciples. If I give it to
the normal ones, it'll be too dangerous. It's like begging to be robbed.
thought about it, "How about your Steel Ox Valley takes it and you let me
look over your scriptures?"
Then after a
pause, "Not including the immortal cultivation methods and immortal arts."
was pleased with this. Immortal ranked scriptures were the livelihood of every
ancient immortal sect. It was impossible to show them to other people.
Liu Xuancha said,
"Your terms are reasonable, and even my Steel Ox Valley gaining in this trade.
I accept. Follow me to the sect. I have to say it, fellow Daoist Chen Ming is
said, "You have so much power in Steel Ox Valley?"
said, "Tie Yi Sage is my grandfather."
Chen Ming took
a long and hard look at Liu Xuancha, "You just can't tell. Your bulky
shape says your life must have been hard in reaching so far, but you're
actually the third generation of an immortal! "
heard a sudden voice in his mind, "Ding! Ling Xian broke through to the
Divine Palace stage. Reward: 5,000 merits."
Wonderful news! This fellow truly breezes through the Dao Comprehending realm!
Because Ling Xian joined the war prematurely, the wheel of fate is jammed.
Demon Subjugation Gathering is delayed."
of wonderful news. Chen Ming needed time more than anything now. His normal
disciples were unable to match the style of these fellows, who's rise in power
didn't follow common sense. The disciples needed to slowly increase their
is also not enough to handle this war. This will give me time to improve.
previous world's events into account, Ling Xian shouldn't have reached Dao
Comprehending realm at this time, and neither should he had learned the
Conquering Immortals Art. I sped up the process and this, in turn,
changed the storyline.
expected. You only need someone like Ling Xian, with his Main Character aura,
to advance a realm and the storyline shifts!
count of how many Sovereigns I've killed so far yet it didn't affect the
storyline one bit!
up my strength increase. I am someone who Ghost Immortal has his mark on after
Chen Ming did
some thinking. Based on strength alone, I surpassed the limit of a
great boss in this storyline. I should be a damn great boss.
continent was in a continuous change, the war between the righteous and demonic
sides never faltering. Yet there was a change in the Dao Comprehending Board.
Ling Xian, the last on the board, became the second.
already knew of Ling Xian's identity, of him being Chen Ming's second disciple.
They didn't feel that much amazement from his growth, "Isn't it just a
normal increase of an Immortal Master Chen's disciple?"
could have imagined that of Immortal Master Chen's disciples, one turned out as
demonic sect's Demons Ruler, while another a Kings Ruler!"
pair of Yan Mountain disciples will surely fight!"
"One is a
proud talent of the demonic Dao, while the other a righteous genius. And from
the same sect too. I wonder who's stronger and who's weaker!"
next to each other on the rankings. If they don't fight, their strength will be
On the demonic
sect's side of the Sky Canyon, Li Suyi appeared leading the five calamities. On
the immortal sect's side, Human Kings began gathering. A battle between all the
King ranks of the continent was about to erupt.
cultivators were reflecting on the result of this battle, "The victory can
go to either side!"
the largest battle between the factions over the last millennium!"
battle will decide the outcome of the King ranked war."
Whether it was
the demonic sect or the ancient immortal sects, they each sent their most
outstanding King ranks to Sky Canyon.
Ling Xian was
in a cave, looking over at the sun's rays peeking through it, "I finally
made it to the Divine Palace stage. Third junior brother, let us see who will
win this time!"
body erupted, blowing up the cave, and flew out on his cloud, "Third
junior brother, no matter what, I will take you back to Yan Mountain. This is
my promise to Master, and my responsibility!"
In the Demonic
Domain, Li Suyi stood enveloped by cold demonic energy, gaze lost in the
distance, Second senior brother, I wonder if you can match my strength.
want to fight you at your strongest!
Demonic Kings stood behind, waiting for him to shoulder the blood coffin and
shout, "Set out! Also, tell the others that any late Demon King will be a
devoured Demon King!"
of black-clothed Demon Kings followed behind him, yet not one risked stepping
one foot closer.
stood before the Steel Ox Valley. She turned to look at the million li campaign
she just crossed, The sword intent in my mind is not enough. Not strong
enough, not fierce enough!
turned to the waiting Zhang Ming in front, "How is it on your second
senior brother's side?"
senior brother lost to third senior brother last time!"
laughed coldly, "He became a disciple far earlier than third junior
brother, who didn't know the meaning of cultivation. I heard all the Kings in
this land are fighting over at Sky Canyon. How convenient, since all Kings are
to nurture my sword!"
gazed at Zhuo Qingyao. If Ling Xian and Li Suyi were here, he would say: Second
senior brother, third senior brother, don't fight again and run. A monster in
the shape of a girl is marching towards you. You can't win against her!
put Obelisk on her back then jumped on her cloud, destination Sky Canyon.
watched her growing smaller. I'm afraid head senior sister is the only
one who would run towards tens of thousands of King ranks.
The two sides
have fought at the canyon for several months and now was the time for the final
battle. Each camp's Kings stared at Ling Xian and Li Suyi respectively.
between the two Yan Mountain disciples would finally reach an outcome.
what will be the outcome of this battle?"
came from the same sect, yet one is a demonic cultivator, while the other an
immortal cultivator. Truly strange."
if the Lord of Yan Mountain still accepts disciples. I might be a bit advanced
in age, but it shouldn't be a problem to be taken in as a normal disciple,
Li Suyi and
Ling Xian's fame nearby Sky Canyon has reached an all-time high, with some
Kings even believed them invincible.
It could be
said that each of the two became a terrifying existence on their own. Li Suyi
had a Taotie surrounding him and devouring the spiritual energy into spiritual
power. Ling Xian had Dao Bones who's limit on spiritual power capacity seemed
They began at
the peak of King rank, yet with the added spiritual power, they reached an
The more the
two showcased their imposing powers, the more the people revered Chen Ming. A
man who taught such peerless geniuses must have a horrifying high degree in
understanding the Dao!
Adding to that
Chen Ming's stroll around the secular world, followed by endless Heavenly
Tribulation, his power must have grown higher than a mountain.
Be it the
demonic sect or the ancient immortal sects, none of them had ever imagined the
outcome of this King ranked war would rest on the shoulders of a pair of Yan
Li Suyi and
Ling Xian sat across, both silent. The later new the first wouldn't speak in
The two stood
like that for a while, then got up in the end. Li Suyi took Demonic Blood Saber
from the blood coffin, releasing a stained blood aura.
Ling Xian held
the Divine Wood Seal, natural Grand Dao energy enveloping him.
Xian and Ya Mo are about to fight!"
battle will be known throughout the ages!"
I can witness such a battle between two geniuses in this life, I have no
regrets about cultivating!"
watchful eyes of thousands of people. Li Suyi pierced the sky with his saber
then let it fall. Ling Xian had the Divine Wood Seal hanging overhead, his
hands unleashing the Conquering Immortals Art!
and Qiongqi danced in the saber energy sea. The two faced each other with their
signature move across the Sky Canyon!
felt Ling Xian was at a disadvantage, but not to the extent of suffering from
each blow like last time. The strikes of the two were at a level none of the
Kings there could withstand.
Demonic Blood Saber Art reached perfection, and Ling Xian Conquering Immortals
Art's power joined the heaven and earth. Li Suyi had a thick blood aura around
him while Ling Xian had the natural Grand Dao energy spinning with him at its
The two fought
like gods in the sky, rumbling the eardrums of the audience.
They were both
familiar with each other, not even restraining themselves in using killing
as it flew in the sky, Flood Dragon coiled on the ground, and the saber energy
wave swept dozens of zhangs. The terrain became unrecognizable from the scars
the two left behind.
Li Suyi put
his saber in the blood coffin. It stirred in its sheath, and when he drew it,
waves of blood surged, turning the world into a bloody sea.
linked with the Divine Wood Seal, gathering spiritual power at a constant pace
along with the natural Grand Dao energy. He was akin to a god walking on earth,
with his blue aura shining everywhere. The light touched upon the sea of blood
and repelled it.
moves more than ten times, yet they showed no sign of stopping. Conquering
Immortals Art filled the sky, rending it, while in contrast, the saber wave ran
through the ground blowing up mountains on end.
relentless, going like this to the point the Kings could see the daylight end.
They were as fierce and resolute as when it started, throwing all kinds of
magical arts at each other!
cultivation methods are beyond strong!"
but of course. Ling Xian cultivates the hardest one on this continent, Dao
Canon. Once at Dao Comprehending realm, he will soar!"
Mo cultivates what the Lord of Yan Mountain imparted him, Bones of the Taotie.
That's the continent's most evil cultivation method!"
night's darkness couldn't put a stop to this crazy battle. But the Kings
noticed Ling Xian's disadvantage growing, "Ling Xian is only at the Divine
Palace stage. If he were at the Aspect stage and developed his Aspect, Ya Mo
would have fallen by now!"
Lord Ya Mo's Aspect is the Taotie. How can a plain Aspect be its rival!"
only picking on Ling Xian who doesn't have an Aspect. What's so great about
Mo is a true Kings Ruler!"
battle continued for two more days. Ling Xian was soaked in blood from head to
tow, but he clenched his teeth and wanted to keep fighting. He was behind by
one stage, yet this proved he was no match for Li Suyi.
The Bones of
the Taotie was too evil, the same with its cultivation speed.
Next to Li
Suyi, the sea of blood spread far and wide. Above him stood a blue gigantic
creature, with a bloody maw in its torso. This was the Taotie.
senior brother, I feel honored in fighting with you for three days and three
slashed at Ling Xian, who was now crawling his way to his feet. His blade had
The rest of
the Kings finally saw the end of this long fight, "Ya Mo won!"
shouted, "Kill him! Kill him! Ya Mo is the true Kings Ruler!"
couldn't let Li Suyi kill Ling Xian. They all acted together, "We must
save Ling Xian. Without him, none can withstand Ya Mo!"
Xian forms his Aspect, Ya Mo won't be his match!"
flew in doves towards Ling Xian to protect him. Demon Kings also charged over
and blocked them.
thousands of Kings clashed, with stray magical arts flying every which way.
Among this chaos, Li Suyi took a leisure walk for Ling Xian. No one could stop
him, because he was a Kings Ruler.
slashed without care, ripping apart three cultivators blocking him, only taking
a moment to arrive in front of Ling Xian. He gazed for a long time at him, and
Ling Xian could see through the blood-red eyes of his, witnessing the change
within, "I only wanted to fight with you, second senior brother. I didn't
want to kill you. But the demonic intent grew unchecked and the sea of bitterness
"I can no
longer turn back!"
Li Suyi lifted
the saber, but then, out of impulse, he retreated dozens of steps as he sensed
fell out of the sky right where he just stood, quaking the entire area. They
all could see a red-clothed girl standing on its hilt. She wore a smiley mask
and the broadsword at her feet was called Obelisk.
ceased battle in an instant, settling into an eerie silence. Only Zhuo
Qingyao's voice echoed throughout the battlefield, "There're so many Kings
here! Seems I got the right place!"
making her entrance on the battlefield, the Kings recalled that Yan Mountain
had another legacy disciple. She was Chen Ming's head disciple, Zhuo Qingyao.
The person who
picked the Hinterlands clean of Kings.
And she was
still in the Dao Sense realm.
They kept a close
eye on the first two on the Dao Comprehending Board but forgot about the
monster at the top of the Dao Sense Board.
powerful was the Head Sect Leader of Yan Mountain?
head senior sister of Yan Mountain, she was still a girl, and a Dao Sense realm
one at that. Did she have it in her to withstand Li Suyi's power?
fell from the hilt, picked Obelisk up and pointed at Ling Xian while cursing,
"Your meager skill is embarrassing Master!"
struggled to get up and bow, "Head senior sister is correct in her
chided Ling Xian then walked straight to Li Suyi. He remembered the fond memories
of being pushed around by her and couldn't help himself reeling three steps
witnesses Zhuo Qingyao's attitude and were swept by a cold wave. This
can't be! Yan Mountain's head senior sister is so fierce!
Li Suyi and
Ling Xian are meek as lambs before her!
disciples of Yan Mountain, Li Suyi and Ling Xian had learned a hard and
valuable lesson. On Yan Mountain, you could offend Master, because he didn't
care. He thought it was just children playing around.
But one must
absolutely and with utmost certainty not provoke head senior sister. It would
lead to unforeseen consequences.
Not one on Yan
Mountain, except Master, dared to slight head senior sister.
Li Suyi gazed
at Zhuo Qingyao, yet showed no intention of greeting her as in the past.
riveted her eyes on Li Suyi, "Oh! You've been gone so long from Yan
Mountain that you grew wings. Did your Master teach you to show disrespect to
your head senior sister?"
Master sent you to clean this mess up?"
came to clean this mess, you'd have never gotten the chance to speak."
raised his sword and roared, "On Yan Mountain, those showing no respect to
superiors get a slap on the wrist. Come here with your arms stretched."
was treating him like a child in front of everyone, "Enough! I'm not the
same as before!"
Li Suyi griped
his saber, rushing Zhuo Qingyao, and slashed at her waist.
eyes flashed with a cold glint. I can last a hundred rounds against a
Sovereign, so what do you amount to?
swept her sword casually. She had no style, no form, just a simple swipe.
And yet, it
sent Li Suyi flying into a hill. He clutched his bleeding stomach, fear
creeping in his eyes. No matter how strong I've become, head senior
sister still remains head senior sister!'
muttered, "That felt like Sword Intent."
eyes trembled from fear, That much of a freak?
A slash, just
a mere swipe, and Ya Mo received a heavy wound!
resumed walking to Li Suyi, "Put your arms out. Don't and you'll get a
shame turned his face into a tomato. Demon Kings rushed at her, "Safeguard
Lord Ya Mo's retreat!"
stared at the incoming Demon Kings, "So the number one on the King board
only amounts to this. It's not that you're too weak, but that I'm too strong.
This Sword Intent is enough."
waved her sword, rending the heavens. Here and now, this was the only sword
beneath the heavens.
A sword fell
and heaven and earth lost their splendor.
genius title of the two on the Dao Comprehending Board spread across the Sky
Canyon for several months, only to fall on their head senior sister. Zhuo
Qingyao held an unparalleled demeanor and power, venturing forth and sweeping
all, sending the demonic sect back in defeat.
on the continent lost their radiance with Yan Mountain's three legacy disciples
standing in front. Ironically, this made the news of Chen Ming becoming
immortal seem more believable.
Yet the man in
question was now fighting his way throw the scriptures in the Steel Ox Valley's
Chen Ming was
beginning to realize he was different from before. He didn't need to comprehend
each scripture through merits. Some of them appeared to him as different
cultivation methods treading the same path.
because I comprehended so many scriptures that I can infer their contents?
I now see
why Steel Ox Valley is one of the four ancient immortal sects. It has many
scriptures, and not only hardship cultivator manuals, but also a good deal of
gazed at the scriptures. To be honest, Chen Ming now had a basic understanding
of everything, to the point of even capable of grasping some magical arts in
considerable time and merits, Chen Ming pretty much finished going through most
scriptures, besides the immortal cultivation methods and immortal magical arts.
He sensed how 32 new Dao Seeds formed, leaving him with just 98 before reaching
his target of three hundred.
from the Dao Seed stage to the Divine Palace stage, one didn't need to
comprehend but refine his spiritual power. As long as Chen Ming had the three
hundred Dao Seeds, he only needed to spend spiritual knowledge and he would
upgrade his strength.
this was Chen Ming's best way to raise his strength and grasp the power of one
that was above a great boss. I have a long way to go.
At least, Chen
Ming now knew the four stages of the Transcending realm: Detached, Emergence,
Chakra, and Beneath Immortal.
stage was that of Beneath Immortal. This meant he was closest to becoming
Chakra meant one became an Autarch. But the Sovereign ranked war has yet to
start so he didn't know how many there were. Chen Ming was uncertain if the
ancient immortal sects would give him an answer if he asked.
Now that I
learned so many scriptures, it is time to hold a lecture for those disciples of
mine. It has been too long since the last time and they might have forgotten
many important things. And while I'm at it, I might as well use Enlighten Aura
to see how good it is.
When he got to
Yan Mountain, Chen Lingyu came to cover his eyes with a cloth, saying she had a
surprise in store.
surprise almost caused Chen Ming to barely contain himself, Can it be
that my disciples are thoughtful?
fully-grown chives, they not only learned how to fertilize themselves, but they
also understood how to cut themselves and lay on the table?
As Chen Lingyu
tugged his hand, he asked, "What have you prepared for Master? Why are you
acting so mysterious about it?"
pulled him along, "Master, you'll know when we arrive."
Once he sensed
they were in a room of sorts, Chen Lingyu uncovered his eyes revealing
scriptures as far as his eyes could see!
were set here and there, basking in light the countless scriptures resting on
Chen Ming took
one step and found it to be hundreds of zhangs large. And all were scriptures.
This Scriptures Pavilion was even bigger then Steel Ox Valley's.
you all know Master likes all kinds of scriptures?"
covered her soft laughter, "Master, everyone on Yan Mountain knows that.
In the disciples and head senior sister's campaign, among the spoils of war,
they also gather scriptures to build this Scriptures Pavilion for you. "
Chen Ming was
immensely pleased with this place. Sure enough, the chives matured,
even knowing when to harvest themselves.
it. Tell the disciples to do their best in finding all scriptures that are
missing from this place. Now that there's a Scriptures Pavilion, I will turn it
into one that encompasses all this world's scriptures."
received the order, and spread it to all other disciples, letting them all know
what to do.
Chen Ming was
clear of Zhuo Qingyao, Ling Xian and Li Suyi being on the immortal-demonic
battlefield. With Zhuo Qingyao there, everything will be fine. She
knows when to hold back against them.
lifted a bronze lamp and began his journey through the scriptures-filled
I wonder if
this time my body will hold a hundred more scriptures. No, No, at least a
thousand. With my body, I can raise even ten thousand.
constitution was this Limitless Dao Body that needed three thousand Dao Seeds
for its first stage? Chen Ming reckoned he would be able to kill immortals when
he entered it. And this was just the beginning of this path.
road was endless!
Chen Ming held
the bronze lamp as he looked around. Usually, those who defended a Scriptures
Pavilion were all old monsters. I wonder if this watcher, if this
title, is accompanied by an aura.
and watcher of the Scriptures Pavilion are definitely experts!'
imagined that I'll one day become such an old monster?
days were peaceful, with Chen Ming slowly comprehending scriptures. He wasn't
going to spend all his merits on only comprehending, that would be too
went like this. If one look was enough to understand it, then he spent none. If
not, then it wouldn't be a loss to spend merits and learn it.
return to Yan Mountain, Chen Ming resumed his old custom, lecturing the
disciples. The Dao Initiation realm was like second nature to him. He
cultivated it more than two hundred times, including the ones his disciples
were now training in. If I haven't, that would be even better. I'll
just take a peek and add another Dao Seeds to my collection!
The number of
Yan Mountain immortal arts grew by a few with Chen Ming's return, with most of
them coming from the Land of the Dragon Hoard.
didn't think the Dao Initiation realm disciples, in regard to his sect, in
regard to all the magical arts, to all the teaching provided by Yan Mountain,
that they couldn't cultivate to the Sovereign rank. How could they not
reach King rank like this?
I can even raise a pig to King rank.
When he began
his lecture, he discovered that more than half of Yan Mountain Lords rushed
home. These disciples do care about my teachings.
And when he
saw these Lords dressed for battle and armed with weapons, he felt a
difference. They were changed now that blood and fire washed over their bodies.
The Lords were
no longer as childish as before. They could sense they were close to death than
ever, bringing about this transformation.
month brought him a few thousands of merits, it still felt slow to Chen
Ming. I need to find a way to trick, pei, advance these disciples'
No need to
mind the legacy disciples, they are having a blast fighting.
food with pills before, but what do I use this time?
decided to first understand them better, so he went to their mountain peak. But
few greeted him as most sat cross-legged and cultivated, "I feel like the
spiritual energy around Yan Mountain has increased several times!"
even better than laying on spirit stones!"
air is filled with spiritual energy!"
Master, I am gratified to know my disciples are fond of cultivating.
senior sister and second senior brother have grown famous on the King rank
battlefield, while we are bitter from the ancient immortal sects' disciples
always asking us to swap pointers!"
be helped. They're still the ancient immortal sects, and since their geniuses
can't stand above head senior sister and second senior brother, they take it
out on us!"
they are all King ranks yet the pick on us, Dao Initiation realm disciples.
They have no dignity, yet they still say head senior sister and second senior
brother are amazing, and that all the rest are trash!"
They also say that we listen to Master's lectures on Dao, that we can learn
immortal arts, yet still can't compare to them. It's unbearable!"
will soon see! I will reach the King rank and show them how amazing Yan
Mountain disciples are!"
Chen Ming was
speechless, So they look down on Yan Mountain disciples. But the result
is good. At least they work harder on cultivating.
need to trick them for now, just fan the flames. On the Yan Mountain's
notice board a new rule appeared. The disciples on the ranking board, those
going through the Tower of Trials, all saw this.
disciple at the end of a two month period can climb Yan Mountain and can
receive teachings on the Dao before the Mountain Lord seat for a day.'
this is a chance to transform ourselves every two months. Who would waste it?
We can't let all the chances squander on the legacy disciples. We also want a
reckoned, Based on my renown, this will set start to a cultivation
Of course, if
he wanted to increase his merits income, he had to work with his legacy
disciples too. Zhuo Qingyao and Ling Xian weren't here while Li Suyi left. He
could only go to Chen Lingyu. Just how is this lass a legacy disciple?
The other three are all Kings Rulers while she is still in the Dao Initiation
realm. Such an embarrassment.
stormed down to Chen Lingyu's Alchemy House and saw her small face above the
pill furnace, peering inside. Her face flushed from the fire. Chen Ming looked
at the sky, Oh-oh, it's evening.
Then he saw
the soot-covered Chen Yu kicking the furnace, "Pills, pills, pills! Only
Heavens knows what's so damn good about refining pills! Chen Ling'er, I told
you, going down this path is hopeless!"
emotional Chen Ling'er going offline, Chen Yu took over the job of watching
over the pill furnace.
Chen Yu's temper, it won't even cross her mind to watch over the pill furnace.
It would be
better to hope she won't wreak it.
Chen Yu's gaze
turned to Chen Ming, "Master, Master, talk to Chen Ling'er! This girl only
knows how to bake pills with not even one thought about cultivating. I would
have been in the Dao Comprehending realm by now if it weren't for her!"
stared long, That's saying Chen Ling'er's alchemy takes too much time
and drags the other's cultivation behind.
Illustrious Casket, Chen Ling'er cultivated half, while Chen Yu the other half.
Chen Yu's cultivation has long outstripped a mere King rank while Chen
Ling'er's cultivation barely moved an inch.
Chen Ming said
in earnest, "Relax, I will talk to her tomorrow. Master will give her a
This gave Chen
Yu a nice surprise, "Master, that ain't right. Don't you always give me a
lecture on cultivation? Why Chen Ling'er all of a sudden?"
showed discomfort, "Such low cultivation is too embarrassing. Logically
speaking, with you two cultivating an immortal cultivation method, plus the
fact the both of you can cultivate day in day out, you can spend twice the time
on cultivating compared to your senior brothers and senior sister, with an even
greater talent to."
Chen Yu nodded
seriously, "It's all because of Chen Ling'er! If not for her, with senior
brothers' levels, I would have mopped the floor with them by now!"
mopping. At least I won't be the one disgraced when they lose to their junior
You triggered the mission Chen Yu's Anger. Please help Chen Ling'er
focus on cultivation, thus causing Chen Lingyu to break through to the Dao
Comprehending realm. Reward: that's right, 10,000 points."
I just need
to wait for daylight, dupe Chen Ling'er, then done!
As he got
nothing better to do, Chen Ming taught Chen Yu a few moves. He noticed her
perception was outstanding. He only showed them to her a few times and she
already learned them.
and Chen Yu were baffling. One was a killer the other a savior, yet their
talent was incredible.
On the morrow,
the sweaty Chen Yu's face changed, "Ah! How come I'm soaked? Right, my
Ling'er!" Chen Ming's voice came from behind.
turned, "Eh!? Master, how come you're here?"
crossed his hands, speaking words of righteousness, "Ling'er, you can't
even see the problem."
was puzzled, "What problem?"
don't you find it funny the blockhead Chen Yu is refining pills? Just look at
nodded in earnest, "Right, Chen Yu is a blockhead!"
Chen Ming began urging her with passionate words, "With your skill in
alchemy, you need more than a day to successfully refine a batch. If you still
want to refine then there's only one way!"
blinked at him, "How, Master?"
flipped on the Enlighten Aura to lead her by the nose, "Look, if you reach
the Dao Comprehending realm, won't it mean you can finish refining a batch in a
day? Rather than make Chen Yu look after the pill furnace, something she'll be
unable to do for all her life, it would be better to raise your cultivation to
the Dao Comprehending realm!"
sank in deep contemplation, "Master's words are reasonable. Letting Chen
Yu look after the pill furnace is a lost cause. I'm going to cultivate Master.
Forgive disciple for leaving earlier!"
heart was filled with delight as he waved, "En, go!"
one damn good duping!
didn't lack in the talent department. She just needed to cultivate and soon would
enter the Dao Comprehending realm.
with the cultivation world as Chen Ming was, he had absolute certainty he was
no Main Character material. If I had any, I wonder if money would have
probably not. With Yan Mountain Lords' financial ability, pill making won't put
a dent on the income.
They no longer
needed Yan Mountain's spirit stones. And he could even levy taxes from them
once the order of expansion ended.
He spent his
time reading scriptures and, after a month, Chen Lingyu, who was at the peak of
the Dao Initiation realm, broke through to the Dao Comprehending realm and
became a King. Due to Chen Lingyu passing her tribulation at night, she didn't
need Chen Ming's help, going through the whole trial in a carefree manner.
style evoked emotions in the hearts of the witnessing disciples, "I didn't
know Illustrious Casket can be so amazing!"
senior sister is now in the Dao Comprehending realm, so why aren't we
didn't work hard enough!"
smiled, not planning on telling them a hard cold truth. Chen Lingyu was on the
rise, knowing the twists and turns in her cultivation, so of course she
achieved this progress in just a month.
thought, That fellow Ling Xian won't return any time soon, so I'd
better use the lottery ticket. "Draw Chen Lingyu's Dao
Comprehending realm lottery ticket!"
You received Heart Enlightenment. Please check your reward."
Did I get
trash this time? Why does this toy sound like a counterfeit divine trinket?
Chen Ming was
wondering where could it be when he heard Silver Wing report, "Jade Void
Temple's Sect Leader requests an audience!"
waved, "Jade Void Temple is one of Yan Mountain's subordinates. Show him
Chen Ming received
him through the backyard. When the Sect Leader saw him, he performed a deep
bow, "Lord of Yan Mountain, righteous and outstanding in skill, the
unifier of the Fiend Domain, achiever of historical accomplishments, unrivaled
Chen Ming stopped
him, "Alright alright, I know already. So why have you come."
secret domain is in turmoil. The savage beasts seemed to have gained awareness
and are attacking Jade Void Temple. If not for Lord Black Tiger patrolling in
the area at the time, the sect would have been destroyed!"
Black Tiger sensed this wasn't the end and sent me to beseech Mountain Lord for
frowned, So strong that not even Black Tiger with his Regalia Legion
could end this matter? This isn't as simple as it sounds. Also, what's the deal
with the savage beasts gaining awareness?
knows savage beasts had basic instincts. Counting from one to ten was already a
genius among genius savage beasts!
savage beasts weren't the same, the biggest difference laying in their
intellect. The savage beasts relied on their powerful bodies to earn their
status. The main use of them was as mounts.
Based on the
system lady's priors regarding her snarky temper, the reward was related to the
first matter that needed his attention. This Heart Enlightenment must
be in Jade Void Temple's secret. They are a sect who birthed an immortal after
He said to the
Sect Leader as he pulled him on his cloud, "I will see to this matter personally!"
Leader's heart was at peace when he saw the words on the cloud.
'The sky is
vast, the earth is broad, but safety comes first. Soaring wildly through the
clouds, Master and disciple will leave streams of tears behind.'
must say Mountain Lord's flying skill are exquisite!
Then he felt
how heaven and earth kept changing positions. Two hours later, Chen Ming jumped
off followed by Sect Leader wobbling walk and muttering philosophies, "Who
am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?"
glanced at Sect Leader, then bowed towards Chen Ming, "Greetings, Mountain
nodded, "Quickly report the situation! "
"I was on
a patrol with my Regalia detachment three days ago, protecting the other sects
inside Yan Mountain's lands. At that time, I saw thousands of savage beasts
rushing out of Jade Void Temple! I saw the dire state it was in and went to
finish them off. Then I found the savage beasts had awareness, knowing how to
asked, "Have you looked inside?"
savage beasts have organized themselves, but I haven't found any creature that
might be the one controlling them. This is very strange."
In Chen Ming's
heart, It can't be that Ghost Immortal did something, right? Though
Vermilion Bird did say the seal won't last much longer.
Immortal did it, then this was a grave matter.
waved, "I will go in and check the situation. You must block the beast
tide from spreading to other sects!"
bowed, "Subordinate understands!"
When he was
getting ready to enter, he saw the hesitant Black Tiger, "Is there
pointed at the Sect Leader, "Mountain Lord, is he alright?"
turned for a look. Jade Void Temple's Sect Leader was sprawled on the ground
and foaming at the mouth.
I? Why am I here? Where am I going?"
Uh, is my
driving that reckless? "Give him a couple of refreshing soup
Chen Ming took
to his crow form and ventured inside Jade Void Temple's secret domain. He
noticed something was off right off the bat. There're cultivators
inside the secret domain, so why haven't these savage beasts charged at them
instead of rushing out?
actually have awareness?
bellow the Elemental Cauldron and, as he descended, saw the cultivators dashing
over. Everyone knew of Chen Ming now. They were ancient immortal sects' Kings
Chen Ming went
to see Xing Ming who said to him, "Immortal Master Chen is here. Now
everything will be alright!"
asked, "What happened here?"
answered, "The savage beasts seemed to have grown intelligent, behaving
like a cohesive army group and started attacking the secret domain's
referring if you have found anything strange here."
Xing Ming took
a moment to recall, "There was a wild boar savage beast flew over here for
a stroll! Then it went to the floating island."
Chen Ming was
in a daze, Can pigs fly?
a simple matter at all.
Chen Ming was
more and more certain the savage beasts grew intelligent. But what
Chen Ming went
crow and flew to the Floating Island. The Floating Island was a place in the
earthen area of the secret domain, filled with thick earth spiritual energy. On
a large floating landmass, he saw hordes of savage beasts standing in
formation. They were groaning and yelling as a wild boar in front seemed to
conduct a drill operation.
beasts are smart!
looked around, slowly flying to the island where he picked up a voice.
the voice and soon heard the pig giving a speech on a platform, "For food
and other savage beasts, we must break out of here, break them from the
cultivators' control as mounts!"
will now begin with the general election. Tell me, what is four plus five?"
silence... then a boar squealed and humphed, "Humph, humph, oink,
The wild boar
high up was filled with pride, "Perfect. Your answer, nine, is correct.
Only a genius like you is worthy of becoming a general to this savage beast
eyelid was having a stroke as he watched the wild boar. Then his eyes found something
green on his ear. It can't be the reward, can it?
It's not a
fake divine trinket, but a real one!
This toy is
a tad evil to make even a pig intelligent!
If I give
it to my disciples, wouldn't that give them wings?
disciples didn't lack resources but perception and talent. If I have
enough Heart Enlightenment Fruits, my merits will soar!
All of a
sudden the wild boar became adorable in Chen Ming's eyes.
Chen Ming was
engulfed in black smoke and, when it scattered, a human took its place on the
ground. The wild boar noticed him and was alarmed, "You, what's your
Chen Ming felt
glee inside, "I am a pig butcher!"
The wild boar
nodded in earnest, "Oh, you're a pig butcher... Wait! Aren't I a pig!?
Guards, protect your lord!"
In an instant,
hordes of savage beasts looked at Chen Ming with cold glints as they charged.
didn't plan on hanging out with folks that didn't know how to count to ten. The
wild boar up top wasn't much of a threat to him, having a danger value lower
than 2000. But this is normal. If I needed to work hard then that
wouldn't be a reward. A reward is the type that waits peacefully for me to pick
flicked Dao Empyrean Bamboo, unsheathing ten thousand swords, and scarring the
wild boars into peeing themselves. They've never seen such an array before.
dance rooted the wild boars in place. Chen Ming waved Dao Empyrean Bamboo as he
took a casual walk in front of the wild boar leader standing on the platform,
"I heard you want to ride humans."
He was scared
into prostrating, "Don't dare, don't dare!"
patted it, He's spotless alright?, "Turn around."
The leader did
as he wished, thinking Chen Ming found him alright and wanted to ride him. He
turned, showcasing his mighty hind legs. Chen Ming rubbed his chin while
nodding, "En, this thigh ain't bad. Plump and tender, and even has some
spiritual energy. Go wash and come for roasting!"
The wild boar
leader stood in a daze, watching Chen Ming with its eyes, "Are you the
recalled something, "Oh, right, if you don't castrate it, the pig's taste
will be too strong. Go castrate yourself, heal, then come for roasting."
The wild boar
leader threw itself to his feet, "Spare me oh, Great Immortal!"
said, "Right, where did you get that green thing on your ear?"
but still spoke in the end, "Great Immortal, you can't go there."
castrating you will be better."
The wild boar
leader noded on the threat of emasculation, "Great Immortal, I will take
shape, Chen Ming followed it to a black river, "Great Immortal, I found it
while swimming across. There is an island there and on it a three that bears
Chen Ming was
pissed, "Well what are you waiting for? Why aren't you swimming
feeble water. If any touch it, they will all drown. Not even feathers float on
did you do it before?"
water destroys those with strong-minded souls. The stronger the mind the more
you sink. At the time I crossed it I had no intelligence to speak of, unclear
on how to even return. Thus I could swim over."
nodded, "You're saying you're too smart now so you can't swim?"
It nodded with
pride, but then came Chen Ming silent kick in his rear, propelling him in the
water. The wild boar started flopping its arms, "I'm dying, I'm dying!
Save me, Great Immortal!"
rolled his eyes. This guy still floats, so his brain must only be
Then the wild
boar found he wasn't dead. It then floated like nothing happened while shouting
in joy, "Thank god I'm still dumb!"
This was Chen
Ming's first encounter with someone so happy for being stupid. Chen Ming
perched on the leader's head and the wild boar felt a mountain crushing him
from above, frantically waving his hooves to stop the inevitable sinking.
Now that he
landed, he couldn't take flight; he was too heavy.
With claws on
the wild boar, he finally reached the shore. The miserable boar said,
"Great Immortal Master, you're too smart! I can't carry you!"
never found himself in this situation before, I'm so smart I can't even
cross a river?
gaze gave the wild boar a once over. When one ain't enough, dozens
Ming, will get that Heart Enlightenment Tree!
river is so damn strange. He couldn't even touch it and had no idea
how to make it into a weapon. If I can refine it into a weapon, feeble
water will flood the world!
even be touched.
wanted to put some in his storage ring, yet it proved useless.
thought hard for a bit, "Go bring your whole family!"
The wild boar
leader lost all notions of resisting Chen Ming and his call soon brought a
hundred wild boars over.
kicked each of them in the water, fastened them together with a bit of rope,
and threw a wooden raft over their heads. Anyway, only blockheads could float
on feeble water, so the wooden raft should be weightless.
raft floating, he jumped on it. It wobbled here and there but held steady.
wild boars still have their use!
He eyed the
wild boar leader and said, "Onwards!"
Chen Ming was
keeping his eyes peeled about, Thank god no one's here to see me riding
a hundred pigs. I'll lose all my dignity!
things a Master would do for his broken toys.
Chen Ming was
now sailing on a pig-driven raft, venturing to the legendary island. He took a
peek in the water and saw eerie humanoid figures floating.
They all had
long hair and pale faces. They're ghosts!
All kinds of
ghosts floated in these waters, filling Chen Ming's eyes with an endless number
ghostly place is this!? Well, I at least know it's a ghost-filled river.
turned to the wild boars under the raft, Then again, aren't these pigs
afraid of ghosts?
Even I feel
skittish around them.
Then he caught
wind of the wild boars' whispers, "Wow, over there! That woman
with long hair looks so beautiful!"
over here is too strange. She has no face! There are so many different kinds of
there! Such a long tongue! I wonder what'll feel like if she licked me."
thoughts on their comment, I say! They don't even know what ghosts are?
They're still thinking ghosts are another sort of humans.
looked at the wild boars under the raft, "What do you guys know about
whispering, "Ghosts? Can we eat them?"
we eat it?"
nodded in satisfaction, "Not tasty at all, so swim faster!"
finish crossing the feeble water, I will make sure the fact that I had pigs for
mounts to cross a river doesn't leak out!
This is the
dark history of a grand boss!
He saw in the
distance small red lamps floating on the river surface. Damn! There's
something up ahead. This Heart Enlightenment Tree isn't that easy to get it
pigs, close your eyes and swim with all you have!"
singing voice drifted over, "Three lifetimes of bitterness turned into a
bowl of soup. The soup although bitter, drinking it shall wash away all