ATG – Chapter 118

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Chapter 118 – Star Scorching Demon Lotus

“Dead… Captain’s dead… Captain’s dead!”

After the three Vice Captains had perished in succession, the strongest practitioner of the Black Demon Mercenary Group, who was also their boss, had first ran out of cowardice and was then easily killed by Yun Che in the midst of his escape. Losing their backbone, the Black Demon Mercenaries were all scared witless as their hearts trembled in fear. Looking at the youngster who stood beside Black Demon’s corpse with a face that was as tranquil as water, all the fighting spirit they had possessed earlier melted into endless panic and fear.

In the short deathly silence, the flames gradually extinguished. With a cold expression, Yun Che slowly walked forward. Following his movements, the eyes of the closest Black Demon Mercenary shrank in fear; he then let out a shriek as he desperately turned around to escape. His actions also immediately woke up all of the Black Demon Mercenaries from their shock. All of them started to escape one after another in fear, and no longer cared about anything else.

“Want to run?” Their escape did not give Yun Che a sense of relief; instead, a touch of ice-cold murderous intent flashed in his eyes. He poured his profound energy below his feet as his body flew, and caught up with the group of escaping Black Demon Mercenaries in just a few breaths of time… Had these Black Demon Mercenaries scattered when running away, he wouldn’t have any means to do anything. However, his successive slaying of their four captains made the hearts of these Black Demon Mercenaries give birth to an enormous fear toward him, which made all of them subconsciously escape in the opposite direction of where he was before. Moreover, that direction, was also the only exit of the rear mountain.

Behind the group escaping for their life, Yun Che leaped high into the air, instantly moved horizontally with a Star God’s Broken Shadow after reaching the highest point, and arrived directly on top of the group. Pointing his Tiger Soul Sword downwards, the sword’s body ignited with blazing flames as the golden phoenix imprint in the center of his eyebrows released a blinding golden radiance.

“Star… Scorching… Demon… Lotus!!”

During his low chant, Yun Che’s entire body ignited in flames, and suddenly crashed down.

BOOOOM!!!!

Sky covering flames exploded with a bang from where Yun Che had landed; the wildly released profound energy turned into layers and layers of blazing phoenix flame and scattered outwards, instantly shrouding a radius of over sixty meters in the surrounding area, mercilessly engulfing all of the Black Demon Mercenaries within it. Looking at it from the sky, it was as if a beautiful flaming lotus had suddenly bloomed with Yun Che as its center. However, every single petal was burning with lethal phoenix flame.

Countless miserable screams of agony resounded from within the enormous fire lotus. The cries were so miserable that it was as if they had come from the depths of hell’s ninth level. But the Star Scorching Demon Lotus did not feel any pity for the screams, and continued to blossom without mercy; layers and layers of flickering flames gradually bloomed into a larger and larger scorching fire lotus.

Lan Xueruo, who was standing far away, had long became complete stunned from watching. Even though she wasn’t very old, she had already seen too many experts, including some strong individuals of the high-level Earth Profound Realm, and even some Sky Profound Realm masters. However, she had never seen anyone who could release such a magnificent sight using a fire attribute profound art, including the Burning Heaven Clan, which possessed the strongest fire-attribute profound art in Blue Wind Empire.

What was even more unbelievable, was that such a blow actually came from Yun Che… From the hands of a sixteen year old!

“Defeating a tenth level of Nascent Profound Realm at the first level of Nascent Profound Realm … Crossing an entire realm in a month’s time… Consecutively slaying four True Profound Realm profound practitioners at the tenth level of the Nascent Profound Realm… My feelings did not deceive me, he is definitely the one I’ve been searching for.” Lan Xueruo faintly muttered as she blankly looked onwards.

The flame lotus had already blossomed to its largest size, while the sound of the miserable screams had become quieter. Through the layers of flames, Lan Xueruo could still see figures desperately rolling in the flames for their lives; she turned her head around, and her heart flooded with deep reluctance. At this moment, within the flames, she saw Yun Che walking out with heavy footsteps while dragging the Tiger Soul Sword with an exhausted demeanor. The clothes on his body were already tattered, and all of the patches of blood on his clothes had also been scorched black inside the fire lotus.

“Junior Brother Yun!” Lan Xueruo exclaimed as she hurriedly rushed over. But she stopped her footsteps right as she neared Yun Che, and was momentarily afraid to come forward. It was because at this moment, it was impossible for her to not spawn a sense of unfamiliarity toward the current Yun Che… That sudden surge in power was actually less important; when he had slain the three Vice Captains earlier, and when he massacred these Black Demon Mercenaries, every one of his moves were fatal without the slightest hint of leniency. And with a single fire lotus, another seventy or more Black Demon Mercenaries were sent to their graves… His expression had not changed at all even when massacring over a hundred people in the blink of an eye. He was clearly just a sixteen year old youngster, yet he actually possessed such a demon-like disposition.

“Senior Sister, I’m a bit tired… Support me for a moment.” Yun Che walked forward with weak footsteps while swaying unsteadily; his body went limp as he said that and nearly collapsed. “Star Scorching Demon Lotus” was the Phoenix flame skill contained in the sixth stage of the [World Ode of the Phoenix]. Its single target power was inferior to Empyrean Dance of the Phoenix Wings. Instead, it had an extremely terrifying large-scale incinerating ability. Empyrean Dance of the Phoenix Wings could only be used in the sky, while Star Scorching Demon Lotus could be unleashed in any condition and at any place. But at the same time, it exhausted a huge amount of energy. His profound energy had been completely exhausted in this short span of time after unleashing two Empyrean Dance of the Phoenix Wings and one Star Scorching Demon Lotus while also remaining in the Evil Soul state.

Lan Xueruo promptly stepped forward to support Yun Che. She hesitated for a moment before asking: “Junior Brother Yun, have you… killed a lot of people in the past?”

Yun Che remained silent at first before slowly nodding: “I have killed before… Many, many people, far more than you can imagine.” Looking back at the gradually shrinking fire lotus, he said: “Senior Sister, do you think I’m cruel, to kill those who were no longer trying to attack us and were merely trying to run for their lives?”

Lan Xueruo did not say anything and silently agreed.

Yun Che looked at Lan Xueruo and said: “Senior Sister, when I said your nature was too soft and kind previously, it was not a compliment to Senior Sister but a complaint… Senior Sister should sense that these villains, more or less, carry evil tendencies; all of them are murderers and the people they slaughtered should mostly be innocents they had raided and plundered. These villains ought to have died earlier, and even death can’t wipe out the crimes they have committed. Previously, they had also trapped us in the trial ground for over a month; if not for the fact that I cleared the Phoenix trial, we wouldn’t have escaped this easily. In addition, they would have exterminated the entire phoenix clan. Me killing them all, is not one bit, going overboard.”

Lan Xueruo’s lips trembled slightly as she looked at the diminishing fire lotus. She asked with a faltering voice: “Since a very young age, my master taught me to be benevolent and gentle to people, to love all living things… They indeed carried sins, but they were still living life. Just now, they even threw away their weapons, chose to escape, and thus posed no threat to us. Why… couldn’t you let them go?”

“They are a bunch of extremely evil and vicious people. If I let them go today, they might kill other people tomorrow, and it could even be many many people.” Yun Che resolutely said: “Whereas if we kill them now, we can instead save many innocents. Of course, kind people and innocent people should not be killed but killing these evil ones is not a sin. Instead, you will actually be saving others! Letting them leave is the true sin!”

Lan Xueruo: “…”

“Little Brother Yun, you really did it… That’s great, that’s really great!!”

At this moment, Feng Baichuan still carried the unconscious Feng Zu’er in his arms as he walked over with the phoenix clan members. Every one of them had a face full of excitement and eyes filled with warm tears. They fervently looked at Yun Che as if they were gazing at at a god.

During the time Yun Che had slain Black Demon, the cave’s seal formation was opened by Feng Baichuan. What they saw next blew their minds and stirred their emotions. Among them, quite a number of elders were unable to resist muttering: “This must be the emissary that the Phoenix God sent to save us, the Phoenix God never forgot about us…”

Looking at the pale-faced Feng Zu’er in Feng Baichuan’s arms, Yun Che quickly said: “Clan Leader Feng, the villains have been completely wiped out. Quickly, bring Zu’er and the rest back home and find some clean water for consumption. However, do not let them eat food right away… Go quickly, these children are in a dangerous situation now, we can talk about the other things later.”

“Okay!” Feng Baichuan nodded. With the help of the others, he took the unconscious children and hurried in the direction of the valley entrance. When passing by the place where the fire lotus was burning, they all suddenly stopped in their tracks, and stared ahead with faces full of caution.

As the fire lotus extinguished, two Black Demon Mercenaries who sat paralyzed with pale-white faces appeared in their line of sight. Most of their clothes had already been burned black; their bodies were also burned in several places, but those were essentially all minor burns. They were at the very edge of the Star Scorching Demon Lotus a while ago so they had not actually gotten hit by the fire lotus; they were just swept by the aftermath of the fire lotus. The reason why they were still sitting down in a paralyzed fashion was not because they had been heavily hurt, but because they were so frightened that their legs turned into jelly. As they watched Feng Baichuan and the others approach in their direction, they immediately stared with wide eyes and panickedly retreated like a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow.

“To think there are still fish that escaped the net!” Yun Che revealed a face of astonishment before quickly placing the Tiger Soul Sword into Lan Xueruo’s hand and hurriedly said: “Senior Sister, I have no profound energy and can’t do anything anymore. Quickly go and kill those two men, you must not let them run away!”

Taking the Tiger Soul Sword subconsciously, Lan Xueruo subconsciously took the Tiger Soul Sword and instead, motionlessly stood there. After her eyes swiftly flickered, she shook her head and said: “I’ve never killed anyone before, and I don’t want to kill anyone. Since they were able to survive, then that is their fate. The entire group had been exterminated and they have no where else to return to. After experiencing such a horror just a moment ago, they could be considered to have received their punishment… Just let them go. The Black Demon Mercenary Group no longer exists, so it is unlikely that they would do evil again in the future.”

“Out of the question!!” Yun Che firmly shook his head, “Being lenient and not eliminating the roots is always the biggest taboo when facing off against enemies! If you don’t kill them, there may be grave consequences that we cannot foresee, do it quickly!”

Yun Che’s words were urgent and strict, completely different from the gentle him who normally faced Lan Xueruo. Lan Xueruo’s lips trembled and walked two steps forward before stopping again, unable to raise the Tiger Soul Sword no matter what. Finally she gave a silent sigh and turned towards the two Black Demon Mercenaries who were still lucky to be alive: “Leave. Don’t be so treacherous in the future. If not, I won’t easily let you off the next time I see you!”

Lan Xueruo’s words caused the two Black Demon Mercernaries that were paralyzed on the ground to wake up from their dream as they quickly got up from the ground… However, contrary to what Lan Xueruo had thought, they did not turn around to escape. Instead, their gaze darkened before leaping toward Feng Baichuan.

“Clan Leader Feng be careful!” Yun Che’s pupil shrank and roared loudly.

However Yun Che’s shout was too late, the Black Demon Mercenary had already rushed in front of Feng Baichuan, and caught him unprepared. With his power at sixth level of Nascent Profound Realm, how was Feng Baichuan able to resist him? In an instant, he pushed Feng Baichuan far away and seizing Feng Zu’er from his arms. He then hooked his hands around to pinch Feng Zu’er’s neck as he revealed a sinister smile: “All of you stay back, move back! Move back! Or else… I will immediately snap his neck off!”

“Zu’er… Zu’er!” Feng Baichuan, who had been knocked away, cried out loud.

Lan Xueruo expression changed greatly as she quickly said: “You… you villian! I let you off out of goodwill yet you shamelessly behaved in such a despicable way! Release Zu’er right now!”

“Heh!” The Black Demon Mercenary laughed coldly: “Our Black Demon Mercenary Group paid a large sum to enter this Ten Thousand Beast Mountain Range, how could I be willing to leave after our entire group was wiped out for a single treasure! Immediately hand over your treasure! If not, I will strangle this brat to death! I know that this is the son of your clan leader! As a matter of fact, I want to see if your treasure is more important than this brat’s life! If you do not hand it over… I don’t even want to live anyway, so it would be worth it to pull one down with me and watch your painful weeping before seeing death’s door, HAHAHAHA!”

Lan Xueruo tightly clenched her fists as her face paled in anger. Yun Che’s calm and ice-cold voice came from her side: “Senior Sister, this is the result of your hesitation, your leniency, and your benevolence. Your benevolence released these two villains and in return, handed over Zu’er life into their hands. Was this the result that you wanted to see?”

“I… I…”

“And even if they don’t do this, if they escape from here, what do you think they would do afterwards? They would publicly spread word that a mysterious village here is hiding a so-called ‘treasure’. When that time comes, who knows how many great powers and sects would come to search for the ‘treasure’. At that time, this phoenix clan would suffer a greater crisis by who knows how many times, and everyone here may even be massacred because of that.”

Yun Che looked at Lan Xueruo as each of his words stabbed into her heart like needles: “I’ve killed people, killed over a few hundred villains, avenging the uncountable number of people who were harmed, and saved an even more uncountable number of people that may perhaps be harm by them in the future. You did not kill anyone, and even let two villains off kindly but because of that, over two hundred innocent people here, young and old, had to tragically die… Is this your understanding of benevolence and universal love?”


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169 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 118” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Vote Lan Xueruo off the island. She’s too much of an idealist. Her stupidity JUST HIT THE FAN. There’s a limit to how dense someone can be… Thinking a murderer is going to change? Really? Being brought up in her pompous background is not an excuse, especially with all that just went down due to her leniency. (Didn’t learn from her mistake the first time…) Besides she’s just trying to use the MC anyway. Just Sparta (300) kick that biznitch outta here and let’s move on with the story; she’s just excess baggage.

    Or pull a MGA’s MC: have ATG’s MC bang Lan Xueruo and then have her not be relevant to the story for like 200 chapters like Chu Feng’s waifus. haha

    1. So crippling the Xiao Clan young master was the right course of action??? Remember, MC was the one that was being arrogant at the competition, he was daunting the young master and the rest of the clan to act, he then freaking crippled the guy, Stealing their treasure, deceiving them, potentially ruining the all clan, even innocent people within the clan. He could have just cured the guy, and at the same time steal the treasure, but noooo, he had to destroy them…. I am tired of this MC, his arrogance piss me off. I understand that those bandits might deserve to die… but MC actions aren’t any better. He should even understand better, how being cripple feels, yet he did the same upon other. I am just hoping some strong guy cripples him again… I am just reading hoping that would happen

      1. did we read the same chapter? or are you just picking and choosing facts

        MC wasn’t planning on joining the competition, but the other schools went overboard in fighting his brother in law, that’s why he took their arrogance and spit it back at them

        the guy he crippled was planning to kill him. regardless of what the MC did, he’s already on a path he can’t return from. beat him and leave him alive? the MC isn’t naive enough like you to think that both parties can just walk away friends. the xiao sect will HAVE to beat/kill the MC to save “face”

        stealing their treasures and destroying the clan was the only solution. did you forget that the xiao sect camped outside the school and were planning to raid the school to kill him?

        i much prefer a merciless MC than a pussy who gives his enemies multiple chances for revenge.

      2. as far as i know, he never daunt the young master of the Xiao sect, he only daunt the other sect that acts arrogant toward them… he remains humble to the young master until the young master attack him with a killing intent without any animosity towards him… and about the Xiao sect treasure and crippling the young master; the Xiao sect still insists of killing yun che even there is an agreement between the young master and him of not having any animosity whatever the result is… they just create their own misfortune for having too much hostility towards the MC…

        1. “he claimed he’s strongest in the 16years old, daunting them to fight him, he was acting arrogant, why should the people be humble when they fight him???? isn’t those expectations what make the MC more arrogant? The MC claim that the other guy had killing intent? but the MC had always the choice of not fighting him!!! but the MC purposely Crippled the guy, even after experiencing the feeling of being cripple himself, he inflected it on others? … Him defeating that young master without crippling him, would have been enough as a pay back, he would have cause humiliation and disgrace , but he went as far as crippling the guy for life…. (we are talking about a guy with mentality of 30+ years old, vs a freaking 16years old kid) ,,, shouldn’t MC be more mature?? And then he went a second time, and stole their treasure… Now that he did that, they are going to let him off? His actions are very selfish, he caused the downfall of the all clan (including the innocent people from that clan) just to feed more to his arrogance. And now the morale that the girl is the one that isn’t mature, for not killing those bandits?

          1. Actually, Yun Che crippled that young master because he had no other choice. He was almost completely depleted of his profound energy, and the young master was ready to attack Yun Che to cripple him. So, what does Yun Che do? He protects himself by releasing all of his profound energy in a last desperate attack to SAVE HIMSELF.

            (Also, during that competition[which Yun Che didn’t really want to do at first] Yun Che fought against other people to test out the extent of his power, mainly the Evil God’s first gate. He realized that his first opponents weren’t strong enough so he purposefully acted arrogant so he could get an actual opponent to test the extent of the Evil God’s first gate.)

            Yun Che didn’t have a choice at that moment; it was either Yun Che or the young master that would be crippled. And, as it turns out, the young master got crippled instead of Yun Che. Yun Che also stated that he had 100% complete confidence that the young master thought of Yun Che as an enemy that would be able to take his title as the strongest genius away from him. So the young master actually WANTED to cripple Yun Che from the beginning.

            Yun Che infiltrated the sect to completely cripple the young master and steal all their treasure(completely devastating the sect) because if he didn’t do anything, then the sect would chase him until they killed him. The sect’s leader personally came to Yun Che’s sect and loudly demanded them to hand over Yun Che so he could torture and kill him. So, what does Yun Che do? Make sure that they won’t have the resources to do so.

            Now as for Lan Xueruo, it’s understandable why she doesn’t want to kill anyone. Her whole life she was raised with the mindset to love everything and to not kill. Why would she kill if she was taught to love and not kill her whole life? However, that’s not the way ATG’s(and all other of the universes[CD, ST, MGA, etc]) universe is. There eventually comes a point where you HAVE to kill in order to save yourself or your loved ones. If you don’t kill, then people will keep coming back with more support to kill you and your loved ones.

            Fortunately, Yun Che is already way past the point of contemplating on whether or not it’s right or wrong to kill someone, since he’s killed literally millions of people. It’s naturally harder for Lan Xueruo to kill since she was raised thinking to love and not kill. But, just like in the paragraph above, killing is the only way to ensure your own, and your loved one’s, safety.

            /rant? Who cares.

          2. “he was acting arrogant, why should the people be humble when they fight him????”
            4th Round Spear guy.
            Both sides were humble.
            Enough said.

            “The MC claim that the other guy had killing intent?”
            This was a spar/exchange of pointers, so there shouldn’t even be killing intent in the first place. When one side start putting up killing intent, it all

            “but the MC had always the choice of not fighting him!!!”
            Not exactly. say he were to refuse and sit down. If so, just like round 5, the battle would still continue, going into the 17 year old age group. No one from the Palace could challenge the other groups, and based on Yun Che’s action so far, they were going to be worst off then brother in law.

            About him stealing everything
            Remember how the Xiao clan was saying they needed to thank Yun Che for misfortune, as it brought “Yun Che” to heal to to open the mediain. However, as they were saying we need to thank him for the blessing in disguise, they were also saying to kill him….
            While everything was excessive, that thought does make him angry to do that…

          3. Well that’s what I don’t understand, him infiltrating the Xiao clan and crippling, and stealing their treasure, lead to nothing other then fueling the hatred toward the MC even more… Now that he did that, you think they are going to stop pursuing him???… I hate the message that the author is trying to portray, that the MC is always right, his killing and actions are always 100% correct, but truthfully his actions are really childish and immature… He saw that the young master of xiao clan had killing intention BEFORE accepting the duel, so why did he accept it???? if he understood the intention beforehand… Because the MC had the arrogance and confidence that he is going to cripple/kill that 16years old kid>> which lead to xiao clan anger>> then he fueled the hate even more, by crippling the prince even more and stealing their treasure>>> now he’s fleeing… It started by him crippling the young master just to feed his arrogance…

          4. Actually, the most moronic part was him revealing that he was the one who robbed the sect. He could have just left them chasing someone who doesn’t exist (they probably would have completely ignored him, as the treasury being emptied is more important than killing Yun Che).
            Instead, in his infinite arrogance.. He left a confession.

            His the master of disguise. He could have pretended to be a disciple and just walked out the entrance. No one would ever know. And then, he could slip into an alley and take on a different appearance for good measure.

          5. hooh so if someone going to kill you without reason and without knowing each other too, so you just let him go and kill you without defend or return the favor?
            lol funny then, come here and let me kill you …..

          6. “without crippling him, would have been enough”
            With crippling or with even light injuries, Xiao sect would still want him dead. I’m doubting your comprehending ability, after author described their vengefullness and evilness so thoroughly you still think they are redeemable, you must be blind.

          7. You should stop commenting here, because you’re just looking at what you want to look at without even understanding the facts laid out before you. His actions were calculated and reasonable, he needed treasures to quickly gain strength and that branch sect was a threat, so completely crippling their entire fortune and their future hope would be a great choice of action. In that way, they will be removed from their relations as a part of the main sect and he will get some serious money. Not to mention that all of these people wanted to kill him, it’s best to kill or completely disable people like these before they can take action against him.

            It’s a fact that the young master was going to try and kill him, or at least severely cripple him beyond hope of salvation even when there was no grudges between the two. He never proclaimed himself as the strongest. Then it is also a fact that they made a promise to each other in front of everyone that no matter what injury, neither would complain, once again because he wanted to kill/cripple the mc. Then their sect went back on their word and once again tried to kill him, forcing him out of his newly found shelter. Yeah. I think there’s seriously enough reason for him to do what he did, and more. Even if it was a bit overdone, why not? Paying back enmity by ten or a hundred times is always the way you should act as the mc in these novels.

            You’re the one who’s immature and can’t see the facts and reasons for what they are. Stop making stuff up.

            And honestly, she is seriously naive and stupid here. She is living in a kill or be killed world, and she isn’t willing to kill villains to save innocents, her master has surely got a few screws loose and is not the brightest person out there. I am all for being merciful when the situation calls for it, but as for these bandits that kill, rape and plunder at will… Sorry, but letting them go will bring extremely many problems to them, not to mention the likely downfall of that clan. Had she just killed those three guys at the start that wanted to rape her and kidnap those children to hold for ransom/threaten the guys at the village, none of this would have happened in the first place. She needs to learn that killing some people is a good deed, not a sin.

      3. In other words, you want the story to end and for every reader on this site to be unsatisfied..?

        Look. The other side was acting arrogant at the competiton and harshly beating up people on his side. He merely returned the favour. If the main character was the guy from the branch sect and we just saw a chapter of his sect acting like jackasses and him going in for the kill then, would you support the main character..?

        There was one opponent who was even reasonable to some extent and understood that he was directing the arrogance as a counter to the people who were being jackasses and didn’t take it personally. The “Young Master” decided that this guy made his sect lose face and so he needed to die. Instead of letting him kill him.. He was forced to use his strongest attack to finish the guy who was even arrogantly using 70% of his strength. If he was using his full strength then, he wouldn’t have been as badly hurt..? In other words, that was HIS fault.

        Stealing the treasure was a little harsh. At the same time, it deals with the systematic attitude of the sect which is smacking down people who make things inconvienient for them. The leader wanted to kill him and wanted to go back on the oath which was made at the duel.
        Perhaps, he might have healed the guy, if he actually accepted that it was his fault rather than swearing to kill him and doing what he was already doing. The point here is that these people DON’T LEARN.

        He probably could have poisoned the leader’s and the Young Master’s drinks, but quite frankly..
        That would have been even harder to pull off and to escape than robbing the treasury, especially since he was surrounded by doctors who might have recognised the poison.

        The arrogance that pisses me off is how he left a CONFESSION tying the crime to his REAL identity.
        For all they knew, it could have been a criminal who wanted to steal the items from their treasury and who put up a convincing act or who happened to be desperate enough to sell off the treasury’s contents for a profit.

        Not only that, but he wasn’t even cautious enough to disguise himself as a disciple and to walk out the entrance while making it look like the Genius Doctor has vanished. For bonus points, he could have disguised himself as one of those disciples who was supporting the Young Master during the match.

        THIS is what I call TRUE arrogance. Small fry nonsense like stealing the treasure or crippling the young master..? Who cares about that. His easily able to escape. It’s not arrogance when he has the capability to carry it out. The word that you’re looking for is not arrogance, it’s being unethical, and even then.. I’ve explained why it’s not unethical in the context of the novel.

        What was true arrogance was when he went too far and tied things to himself.
        From that moment, he stopped thinking about ways to sneak away and assumed that his plan was *perfect* which it.. wasn’t in the slightest.

      4. Well from what the MC has seen, every person from that sect has been evil and just wanted to kill him for literally no reason. He crippled the Xiao Clan young master because the young master attacked first, and after the fight Yun Che couldnt even stand anymore, so if he had held back anymore he may not of won and might of died. It was self defense really, then the whole sect betrays their word and tries to kill the MC for defending himself. Obviously the MC isnt going to slaughter them all as he doesnt like killing innocents however he does have to stop them, what better way then leave them with no special weapons and no money. Realisticly the MC handled the situation very maturely, with a bit of fun and yet all of it was the best option at the same time. I mean there might have been some better way to do it but I’d have to say Yun Che did it pretty well. But yeah with villains, dont kill em out of hate as we all are scum but killing them is the only option here. If you let them live they may leave just to start their evil again, raping women and children, killing and tearing families apart. Yun Che handles things pretty well.

      5. @birth23:- Are YOU EVEN READING THE SAME NOVEL? Didn’t he clearly mentioned at the earlier chapters? The guy he crippled him, actually wanted to ruin him just because of simple jealousy that he will be no longer the one in the city. If MC didn’t have enough power, this story would have long over and ended right there by being crippled AGAIN.

        -You and everyone supporting this statement are clearly missing the fact. It is not about MC being ultra cruel to those who were just simple cruel to him, it is about the fact that if MC didn’t have the power, he would have been long subjected to cruelty and torture or even people will hurt those in future who are related to MC. He clearly explained all of that in the last para. Yet, you guys are so oblivious to the fact. IF HE HAD CURED THE DAMAGED VEINS OF THAT GUY HE CRIPPLED, HE DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE COME IN FUTURE TO TAKE REVENGE. WASN’T HE ALREADY THINKING OF TORTURING MC WHEN HE THOUGHT HIS GRANDPA (MC) WOULD GIVE HIM EXTRAORDINARY POWER? This is what clearly MC meant by saying that a murder/rapist would always be a murder/rapist. He would always think of taking revenge of some sort for the self-satisfaction.

        -It happens in real life too. JUST WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME REFUSE TO ACT AS WITNESS DURING A CASE IN FRONT OF STRONG POWER? BECAUSE THEY ARE SACRED that eventually they will leave prison in future and would definitely come for revenge for all that.

      6. Um. Boi you ok???? Did you even read the chapters properly??????????????????????? Did you not know that xiao luocheng had planned to kill/severely cripple the mc in that match??? Tha fu ck is with you? You’re turning into those elders… it’s fine if the enemy kills him but not the same vice versa? If others cripple him its okay… but he cripples others and its not???? Oh and he wasn’t even planning to challenge the xiao luocheng guy. he was gonna leave but the xiao dude came up with the intent to kill him. It’s not his fault no sh it? And sure… let those bandits go… did you even read the chapter? He let the bandits go—–>countless more deaths. DUde, read the chapters properly if you’re going to start ranting. AT least rant about the proper facts….

    2. Honestly, both of them go to the extremes with their ideals, although I’d much rather side with Che on this one. His actions of carrying out revenge can get extreme, but at least his acts of paying off debts balance things out, and plus his way of handling justice is logical. Xuerong is just ignorant, and if she isn’t going kill anyone, the least she can do is not embarrass herself or make the situation worse. She’s literally the female version of Emiya Shirou.

    3. She reminded mevog some bullshit MC from fate stay night. Sigh. Kick her out of the harem unless she switched into an alter ego and become a vicious cold-blooded killer!

    4. “Or pull a MGA’s MC: have ATG’s MC bang Lan Xueruo and then have her not be relevant to the story for like 200 chapters like Chu Feng’s waifus. haha”

      You mean rape. You make a valid point, then you come out with that crap. Such a disgusting comment.

    1. indeed best femae character in the wuxia so far
      well in raws anyway (arounde chapter 420 she’s the best girl in the entire novel while having been in the novel around only 6x chapters at most) sorry for my bad english

  2. Thanks Alyschu for the chapter!

    And preach on brother Yun Che, that girl needs a dose of reality to jar her out of her pacifist fantasy land. Stupid, stupid girl :C I’m surprised she has lived this long even with her sheltered life.

    Seriously to those people who are actually supporting her idiotic decisions of the SUPREME level, I hope you folks aren’t actually that ridiculously idealistic irl. I’m nowhere near as bloodthirsty as Yun Che is in reality, but I’m also one who can tell when a criminal is beyond human redemption barring a miracle and should be put down. If you were say, a person with very good martial arts training living in a location with no law enforcement, and you apprehend someone who had brutally beaten up then tried to rape/kill someone innocent are you going to immediately untie them and tell them “Don’t do it again okay?” like some retarded catch and release system? What if the criminal is caught still secretly eyeing up the victim? What if the victim is a young child? What if you had recently seen a wanted/warning poster with this criminal’s face on it stating that he is a infamous repeat offender for the same crime you just witnessed? Are you still going to think “I’ll give him a chance to redeem himself, y’know even out his karma and stuff.”? Lan Xueruo did release the criminal in this scenario, then 5 minutes later caught the same bastard with two of his buddies gangb*nging that child and her sister who they tracked down after the first baddie was released. So she theoretically ties them up, gives them a decent ass whooping…AND RELEASES THEM AGAIN. <—THIS is what Lan Xueruo's defenders are saying she should continue doing for the rest of the story.

    1. I’ll just fall on the side defending the girl, for the sake of the argument. Because this chapter managed to spark one 🙂
      The fact that that shit happened five minutes later, is what was wrong with all of this. It was a cheap way for the author to make yun che seem like a righteous guy, a vanquisher of evil, when what he did in the past, in his own words, is so much more severe. It wasn’t necessary.
      The girl doesn’t need to change, we don’t need someone else to think like him, that’s bad for the story. Having a character feeling normal emotions at the thought of killing someone is good for the story, and that is what the girl should be, a medium to show us how vicious yun che really is.

      Also, i was annoyed with how condescending yun che was this chapter… He felt like a prick, not a cunning badass.

      1. I’d understand your point if not for the fact what Yun Che said was not wrong, Considering the fact that this situation was cause by her letting go of the bandits in the first place, well not caused, but it most definitely sped up the process, yet he did not reprimand her then, and she made the same mistake again, how was he being a prick when he was just trying to teach her a lesson she needed to learn

        We need a normal character? In what way is she normal, you seem to have forgotten that this is a world ruled by power, Xueruo is the adnormal one, I liked to remind you she is a sheltered princess that does not truely understand how the world works. She is not a normal character that shows how morally wrong to kill someone, she is a naive character showing how not thinking things through can get you in a lot of trouble.

        And as I said, how was Yun Che being a prick, she just endangered lives man, who wouldn’t be angry at that, Last Question

        How does it feel to be on that High Horse? xD

        1. On the point of her being normal, she is normal to me, to a reader. I never met a killer in my life, reading about one’s story is the most i can do, pretty much everyone in this story is a killer. On the other hand, the girl acts as most of us would, given that situation.
          She is human.

          1. u should reconsider ur understanding of being human as u seem to put it on the same lvl as being a saint

          2. criminals (the ones that steal, kill for protection, and for revenge) can reflect to their action and change for the better; but killers who kills innocent people like children, elders, women, and the like for fun and as a livelihood, are the ones who will not change since killing is deeply rooted in their personality…. releasing someone who’s willing to kill an entire innocent village for the sake of a treasure, sure is really foolish…

          3. Read the other comments and realize how wrong you are about how “most of us” would act, in fact take a look through history and realize how many things could have been prevented if someone had the courage to put a dog down….Majority doesn’t equal Right….Let me ask you a Question

            If you had the chance to kill hitler before he grew up, would you?

            you know why yun che is more moral than xueruo, he thinks about how his actions will affect people in the future instead of being a “morally righteous” naive child who thinks shes being benevolent when in fact shes causing more damage by not taking action

          4. What the hell are you talking about? What’s normal anyway? Normal on our world or normal on yun Che world? You do realize president of United States won by election and xiao sect dominated by power a.k.a killing?

            You should be the one to understand this novel point of view and realize there was a time even in our world that killing was normal and power was everything, we’re lucky enough not born on that age. At least now we know how it feels like to live in that age through this novel

          5. You never met a killer in your life? In that case, have you ever met a *soldier* in your life? Even modern countries have armies who kill each other on the battlefield. Some even still have the death sentence.

            Even in today’s modern society, it isn’t as perfect as we would all like it to be.

      2. There is nothing wrong with this point of view because if you have forgotten this is a world where the strong are the rules and the weak dies. Yun che is aware he isnt a saint and the author clearly emphasized it in the early chapters and change will always happen no matter what we do. I’m not saying MC is right in doing this but i heavily disagree in your arguement to the point where you slander the profoundness of the author. Thanks for the chapter alyschu & co and donors!

        1. In this specific case, they were killing people for money and they presumably wanted her too.

          Their entire lifestyle is built around killing people for money.
          Do they really think that they’ll reform and become model citizens?
          Maybe, if it was the modern world, but the modern world has countless measures against people committing crimes like the police.

          As for the empire in this novel..? Quite frankly, they probably couldn’t give a damn about a small village. Maybe, they’ll put a bounty on them, but that’s as far as it would go.
          And that’s assuming if they leave any survivors.

          If it was the modern world then, we would have forensics and police patrols. While hiding a murder might be possible for a time in the modern world, massacres are nearly impossible to hide in the modern world, unless the government itself is involved.

          And even then, if a murder occured in the modern world then, people would get suspicious due to people going missing and a search for these people would be carried out.

          Not to mention, that this novel is set in the medieval times.. They could probably just slip a bribe to the officials and they’ll pretend to have seen nothing. If they slaughter a village in the middle of the mountain range of monsters then, people will just assume that the monsters did it and that it’s the villagers fault for being moronic enough to live there.

          In other words, it would have been too easy for a couple of clowns to run away, come up with five thousand people, slaughter the village, make it look like a magical beast attack, loot the treasure and run off.

    2. This chapter just puts it that way…Are you saying MC actions are just??? Crippling the Xiao Clan young master for life is just? stealing their treasure, that might even cause the Xiao sect to stop backing them up… Leading to the destruction of the Xiao Clan is just???? he caused the ruin of many innocent people…. Oh please, I am just hoping the MC become cripple again… The MC even lost his loved one to revenge, yet hes still fixed on revenge??? That doesn’t make sense… I understand the MC actions on the bandits, but hist actions on the Xiao clan is beyond belief

      1. Now read this very slowlyy, the mc did not start the fight with the xiao sect, he simply won it, there is no just in this world. Should he have just lain down to die to the young master? go and read the chapters again, he only returned the arrogance that was aimed at him, this emphasized by the fact when he found someone who treated him with respect, he returned that respect(Ch 71:Tie Hengjun) so dont ask if what he was doing was just. “Treat someone how you wanted to be treated” is justice in my eyes, if its not for you, i sincerely want you to go read the chapter I pointed out very carefully K. Yun Che is not bad to those who treat him right.

      2. The Young Master was going to cripple him. He had to respond with full power. Simple enough.
        He made an oath that it was an anything goes match. They went back on that and called for his head. He snuck in and crippled their sect for it. That one was taking things a little too far, as it’s mainly the leader who was making a fuss about it. Perhaps, he should have poisoned the guy’s food..?

        What was beyond belief was him being arrogant enough to confess to the crime of stealing from the sect’s treasury. He could have just staged his disapperance and left them chasing a fictitious doctor.

    3. Exactly, this isnt Fairy Tail folks, giving villains multiple chances wont make them just quit doing what they do and join forces with you. Don’t punish others out of hate, but out of love. (Not a sadist)

      Think about it this way, would you punish your child because you hate them? No you wouldnt. You are punishing your child so they dont do the wrong things again, if you let your child off the hook everytime they did bad, would they learn? No they wouldnt. Now on a larger scale with the bandits, you must kill them not out of hate but so they dont do what they have done again. You cant trust them nor can you watch over them for their entire life, so the only option to ensure they dont do evil and that others dont become victims of their evil you must kill the bandits.

  3. There are times for forgiveness and times for retribution, depending on various factors. The problem I see is that it isn’t her place to decide whether to forgive the mercenaries or not. The victims are the Feng clan so if they decide to let them leave then Yun Che can’t insist on punishing them. You may forgive people for the wrongs they have done to you, but you cannot forgive people on behalf of their victims.

    1. agreed, i rly support ur opinion

      the way it seems to me lan feels like a haughty princess deciding stuff for ppl that r not even her subjects

      i m rly interested in how the author will let her take responsibility for this as in the real world responsibility is often put on someone else or is even ignored (under the pretense the responsible person is too important)

      1. If the victims are able to punish the villains then by all means they should. She isn’t preventing the victims from taking revenge, she merely refuses to be the tool by which the punishment/revenge is carried out. That seems pretty reasonable to me. She has no responsibility to the victims, she isn’t the police, and shouldn’t be expected to be the judge, jury and executioner for a bunch of bandits.

        1. She is responsible for them since it was her actions that caused this in the first place, the moment she let the hoodlums go, it became her responsibility

        2. They will just leave and return with a massive number of people who want *the treasure*.
          It’ll just result in a slaughter of all of the people in the village.

  4. RIP kid and phoenix clan. Lan Xueruo has successfully murdered you all with her naivety letting go rapists, murders and thieves. Killing them is basically being merciful on what these type of people deserve. For the crimes of the many villages they have pillaged, sold children from, raped many women, they should be tortured and not killed for a life time. However, Lan Xueruo is just retarded so she’d rather not do anything and let the innocent villages continue to be pillaged, murdered and raped if it means she can turn a blind eye to it. She as a human just disgusts me

  5. Letting them go outside of the forest is a stupid thing to do.Just like Yun Che asked what if they start spreading the news about the treasure just to get some coins,then the whole clan will be annihilated just for that.Maybe killing isn’t in her but atleast she could keep them as prisoners maybe by sealing their powers or crippling them(which is a suitable punishment for those murderers).

  6. Man… I have never seen a chapter that woke up the pacifists to argue here like this one has, this is novel was like this from the start, what’s surprising about things turning out this way for the naive girl?

  7. I definitely think crippling him was just. If someone has great power and would use that power to subjugate or destroy others out of pettiness should have their power taken away.

  8. I guess you are the same with Lan Xuaner(dunno if correct). Naive Idealist. Havent this chapter shows you why its done? Its cruel, yes. But is leaving a tiger cub alone in the forest out of benevolence just for a grown up tiger to attack your village later. Oh, congratulations! Youre so good natured that you killed the entire village. Out of benevolence.
    Or if you or your family is bullied you’ll just pray to god and expect result?
    We are talking about savage world anyway.
    But could be apply to our world!(have been you just doesnt accept it)

  9. Well shit. They both have good ideaologies but with out the power to back it up Lan Xueruo’s is just not feasible. In the end even with such a benevolent outlook your power is what keeps the peace not the idea of peace itself. The other metho of nipping the problem in the bud is good too but bad as it could create unnecessary emnity that would just cause problems as well on the other hand it could save lives.

  10. 1. Benevolence can only be acted by ones who are strong enough to have it, otherwise it can only be considered as stupidity.If Lan Xueruo can accept the fact that a whole clan will be wiped out because of her benevolence without feeling any regret then she has that strength to be benevolent.
    2. Yun Che is arrogant?duh?!The guy is already experiencing his second life, compared to others who shows pride when only experience a mere one life?Basically everyone around him is like newborn babies no matter what age they have.Don’t tell me he has no right to?
    Arrogant=having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities. So, is he?is he having an exaggerated sense of his own abilities?

  11. Lan Xueruo or whatever her name is basically useless, she is kind and annoying and is only wasting the MC’s time. In a world where the strongest survive there’s no such thing as universal love and all that bs. You either kill or be killed. If i were in the mc’s place i would never let love weigh me down like that.

  12. Jeez, why y’all hating on Lan Xueruo? If this wasn’t Xianxia, where “might makes right” and “mercy to he enemy is harm to oneself,” her views are valid.

    If anything, both of them are extreme idealists. It’s just, in this book, the MC’s ideals are presented as right, and Lan Xueruo is ridiculously proven wrong by the situation.

    Ideally, a more realistic presentation of morals as being more grey (and not so blatantly wrong or right) would’ve been better. Maybe those people would do evil deeds. Maybe they wouldn’t.

    It’s kinda stupid how everyone’s presented so absolutely in the wrong or right.

  13. i actually like her personality because we rarely or never see someone so kind and gentle in xianxia. Although, she is quite ignorant or rather naive and doesn’t know when to be kind and gentle and when to be ruthless.

    thanks :]

  14. “They are a bunch of extremely evil and vicious people. If I let them go today, they might kill other people tomorrow, and it could even be many many people.” Yun Che resolutely said: “Whereas if we kill them now, we can instead save many innocents. Of course, kind people and innocent people should not be killed but killing these evil ones is not a sin. Instead, you will actually be saving others! Letting them leave is the true sin!”

    That’s why he killed 7 millions people in his pastlife~~ it’s amazing how he brainwashs this girl.

  15. Yun Che looked at Lan Xueruo as each of his words stabbed into her heart like needles: “I’ve killed people, killed over a few hundred villains, avenging the uncountable number of people who were harmed, and saved an even more uncountable number of people that may perhaps be harm by them in the future. You did not kill anyone, and even let two villains off kindly but because of that, over two hundred innocent people here, young and old, had to tragically die… Is this your understanding of benevolence and universal love?”

    Heh… yeah, right, a few hundred villains. Suuuure. Even if you don’t count the 7.7million mix between innocents and villains, I am sure you have killed far more than that over the years. Although, obviously I know that he can’t say that. She wouldn’t believe him anyway, and if she did, she’d be scared shitless.

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