ATG – Chapter 170

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Chapter 170 – Wasteland of Death

Yun Che randomly picked a guest house to stay in, but he did not go to sleep. Rather, he sat on the bed and placed the last Dragon Blood Pellet into his mouth.

During his travel from Blue Wind Imperial City to here, he had already ingested two Dragon Blood Pellets. The refinement and absorption of each pellet took around a day or two, but with Little Fairy’s protection from the shadows, he had nothing to worry about.

The moment the Dragon Blood Pellet entered his body, it was as if a ball of fire had suddenly exploded in his body. Yun Che’s face flushed red, and his body began to shudder. But under the operation of the Great Way of the Buddha, this reaction did not even last for half a quarter of an hour before his expression recovered and his disposition stabilized.

Of course, four drops of blood from the Emperor Profound Flame Dragon could not possibly match up to the blood of the mythical Phoenix. However, when the Flame Dragon’s blood enters the body, it was much more dangerous than the Phoenix’s blood. This was because the Phoenix’s blood would only blend into a person’s blood vessels, and become a part of the blood vessels within the body, instead of being eliminated….. With Yun Che’s capabilities, it would be absolutely impossible to completely destroy the Phoenix’s blood. But with the Flame Dragon’s blood, the situation was different. It had to be refined, and the power harnessed within it had to be transformed into Yun Che’s own. After refining, it would disappear forever. This process was much more difficult and dangerous than the fusion of the Phoenix’s blood. Therefore, Yun Che must first integrate it into a medicinal pellet, making it more gentle, before daring to refine it.

A wave of ice auroras drifted, and Little Fairy silently appeared in front of Yun Che. Watching his calm expression, a complicated expression flashed in her eyes. She had personally examined the Dragon Blood Pellet before; it contained pure Emperor Profound Dragon blood, and at least four drops of it. Even though it had been assimilated into a medicinal pellet, and the energy contained within the dragon’s blood became much gentler, one must at least have profound strength at the Spirit Profound Realm in order to refine it; if someone at the True Profound Realm tried to forcefully consume it, it would be accompanied by great danger.

However, Yun Che had taken three Dragon Blood Pellets consecutively, and every refinement had been incomparably successful. Among these, not a single occasion had been with too much pain or struggle, and the entire process was calm and followed with success; this caused amazement to strike her heart.

By the time Yun Che was finished, it was already the morning of the third day. However, after opening his eyes, instead of feeling hungry, he only felt light and refreshed. After the refinement of three Dragon Blood Pellets, his profound strength had already risen to the peak of the fourth level of the True Profound Realm, and he was only half a step away from breaking into the fifth level. The benefits these three Dragon Blood Pellets brought him wasn’t only an increase in profound strength, but also a substantial strengthening of his body and meridians.

With the help of a Goldscale Dragon Transforming Pellet and three Dragon Blood Pellets, Yun Che’s profound energy had risen by two levels continuously within the span of half a month. However, while drawing support from medicinal pellets was the fastest method, it was also a large malpractice, because it made his profound strength unsteady. After all, this sudden rise of two whole levels in profound strength was not due to regular practice. To achieve stability, a large amount of combat was required.

Yun Che exited the guest room and purchased sufficient rations. When the shopkeeper saw the purple spatial ring on his finger, he hesitated for quite a while, but gathered enough courage to ask quietly, “Young man, are you also a practitioner who is going to train in the Wasteland of Death?”

“Yes,” Yun Che saw that the shopkeeper’s eyes beheld kindness, “Not sure if Shopkeeper has any advice for me?”

“Hehe,” The shopkeeper sized him up, and praised, “Already possessing the profound strength of the True Profound Realm at such a young age, it’s truly impressive. Let me guess, you must be from some large clan, or perhaps the genius disciple of a large sect? And from your attire, as well as the purple spatial ring on your finger, you’re not someone who lacks for money either, so you certainly aren’t here to seek out treasure for money.”

Yun Che shot a glance at the purple spatial ring on his finger, but did not say a word. With the Sky Poison Pearl within his body, he had absolutely no need for spatial rings. He had only put on this purple spatial ring he had taken from Feng Baiyi’s hand to pull the wool over the others’ eyes.

“But….” The shopkeeper took a look at the surrounding people, and lowered his voice, saying, “Among those who come to the Wasteland of Death, there are crooks mixed in with the honest folk. Some of them come for training, and others come for the money. Not only do they kill profound beasts for their own benefit, they also kill practitioners who enter the Wasteland of Death. The purple spatial ring on your finger is too eye-catching, you’ll easily attract others’ attention. In addition to that, you are young and traveling alone, so it’s simply too dangerous. I suggest you take off that ring, carry a tattered bag, and dress more normally. At least this way, you won’t catch the attention of those who are greedy.”

The shopkeeper’s words caused Yun Che to nod his head and say gratefully, “Got it, thank you for the reminder.”

“Also, although your profound strength is not weak, the strength and numbers of the profound beasts in the Wasteland of Death far exceed your imagination. In the surrounding fifty kilometers, it is all Nascent Profound Beasts and True Profound Beasts. Beyond the fifty kilometers, Spirit Profound Beasts will also appear frequently. The further you travel, the higher the strength of the profound beast. Although this distribution of profound beasts is distinct, it is definitely not absolute; within fifty kilometers, Spirit Profound beasts will often appear as well. Therefore, my advice for you is to not go beyond twenty five kilometers. Training is meant for you to improve yourself, so you must not throw your life into the equation. Sigh, there are so many practitioners who overestimated their capabilities and have never returned from the Wasteland of Death.”

“Rest assured, I’ll try my best.”

Yun Che thanked the shopkeeper, left the guest house, and walked towards the Wasteland. All the way, he attracted many looks from others —— because of the colossal sword strapped to his back. As the emperor amongst thousands of weapons, swords were used by a large number of practitioners, and those who traveled with their swords strapped to their backs were not few either. However, there truly were not many who carried such a large sword.

Half an hour later, Yun Che officially entered the area of the Wasteland of Death.

Wasteland, a land that was left to grow wild. Here, the desolate sound of the wind held sinister, eerie hints. The continuous howls that came from profound beasts in the distance made one’s heart palpitate. From afar, the entire wasteland was overrun with dry withered grass; rocks lined the rugged terrain, and the boundary could not be seen with just a look. The silhouettes of practitioners gathering into groups could be faintly seen. There were very few who came alone like Yun Che; at least, in the area within his line of sight, there was only him alone.

In front of him, a wave of ice auroras floated and Little Fairy’s immortal-like body floated down from above to land in front of Yun Che, and she asked coldly, “You want to remain here for the next half a year?”

“Right!” Yun Che nodded: “There is no training place better than this. I also want to know how deep I can venture into this place of death that causes everyone’s expressions to change the moment it is mentioned.”

He looked at Little Fairy and suddenly said: “Little Fairy, are you not willing to follow me in?”

“Indeed, I don’t wish to set foot into this sort of place. But since I’ve agreed to protect you for three months, I’ll definitely do it. I won’t go so far as to let you, a junior, lose faith in me.”

Her soft, clear and cold voice fell, and Little Fairy was already afloat. In the blink of an eye, she had disappeared from Yun Che’s line of sight.

“Junior…..” Yun Che rubbed the corner of his mouth, speechless.

“This young brother, are you alone?”

Behind Yun Che, a somewhat apprehensive voice came. Yun Che turned around and saw a small group of a dozen or so people looking at him. The one who spoke was precisely the one who was leading them. These ten or so people were very young; the oldest was only twenty four or five years old. Their profound strength ranged from the late stages of the Nascent Profound Realm to the initial stages of the True Profound Realm. There faces revealed simultaneous expressions of excitement and nervousness. It was obvious this was their first time entering the Wasteland of Death.

Seeing Yun Che turn around, the person who had shouted said: “If you’re on your own, why not join us? When there are many together, be it facing profound beasts or evil men, we can rely on each other. It will be much safer. If we get any precious drops, it will also be split equally with absolutely no bias.”

The reason they were inviting Yun Che so extensively was obviously because Yun Che’s profound strength was at the fourth level of the True Profound Realm. Yun Che turned back around and said indifferently, “There’s no need.”

At that, he began to walk forward on his own, moving towards the depths of the wasteland.

“Tch, he actually dares to enter the Wasteland of Death all by himself, no wonder so many die in there every year.” Within the group, a youth with a longsword strapped to his back spoke lowly.

“He looks to be at most seventeen or eighteen years old, but has actually attained the fourth level of the True Profound Realm. He should be someone from some large sect, eh?”

“So what if he’s from a large sect! In this Wasteland of Death, will the profound beasts and evil men who will kill him care about where he was born? The more he’s born to a large family in some large sect, the more likely he’ll be carrying large quantities of profound coins, medicine, precious weapons and the like, so the more likely he’ll catch the attention of those evil men….. I bet he won’t last till sunset.”

“Alright, there’s no need to mind others’ business. We’ve already made all the necessary preparations; after we gather twenty people, we’ll set out.”

As Yun Che progressed forward, he met three groups in succession that wanted to invite him into their adventuring groups; one of which was even a small-scale mercenary troop, yet he rejected them all.

Moving ahead one and a half kilometers, everything was still at a dead calm. After one and a half kilometers, Yun Che, who was still walking, suddenly stopped in his tracks as his gaze shifted to the right. At this time, behind the black boulder on his right, which was as tall as two people in height, a grey shadow rushed out, accompanied by a brutal howl. It threw itself at him, as its ghastly sharp claws emitted a cold light.

Astonishingly, it was only a low-leveled profound beast — Wild Wolf.

“You’re seeking death!”

Yun Che stood unmoving in his original spot. As the Wild Wolf came pouncing at him, he stretched out his right arm abruptly, sweeping the palm of his hand at the Wild Wolf’s head. With only the sound of a single “snap”, the Wild Wolf’s neck was crushed instantly. After being sent flying far with a slap in the midst of blood-curdling shrieks, its entire body twitched violently, and then stilled.

Behind the black boulder, another Wild Wolf that was about to hurl towards him seemed to be intimidated as it took a step back in fear and all the hairs on its body stood up like needles. Immediately, it raised its head high in wolf song, craning its neck in a prolonged howl. Instantly, howls came from all around and not long after, around ten Wild Wolves came rushing from all directions, pouncing straight at Yun Che.

Yun Che’s expression did not change. Rather, he allowed these Wild Wolves to come hurtling towards him. After which, his limbs swung out simultaneously as phoenix fire danced in the breeze. Whenever these Wild Wolves came into contact with his fist, foot or Phoenix Flame, they all perished in an instant. For a moment, wolf carcasses flew in all directions, and waves of bitter cries resounded continuously. Within a few breaths of time, a dozen or so wolves fell disorderly around Yun Che, becoming all sorts of warped, shattered wolf carcasses.

“Too weak, it’s impossible to get any experience from this sort of place. I’m only wasting my time.”

Yun Che clapped the back of his hand. Staring at the shady forest ahead, he quickened his steps and rushed into the depths of the Wasteland of Death.


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61 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 170” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Awe, I’m still kind of disappointed Yun Che ran away to train instead of cleverly playing the royal brothers against each other. But with his plan to act as bandit bait, it does look like training and impressing Little Fairy is going to be fun too.

    1. Why you disappointed? MCs that risk their lives and seek adventure always level up faster and find unique treasures compared to those that level up by being a hermit

    1. He’s not exactly hunting monsters, or at least, not only monsters. He appears to observers to be entering the zone alone, wearing rich clothes, and flashing bling, all on purpose.

    1. Depends on the rpg, lots of rpgs dont have anti grind mechanics like that, you still get the same amount of exp no matter how much higher you ae, it’s just you need a lot more.

  2. I feel that he will find that thing to save the emperor’s life in the Wasteland of death, and this arc will be good
    because of his interactions with Little fairy are never too much xD

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    Group weaker then Yun Che tries to invite, then says he is inviting death.
    Group is inviting random people.
    Random people could be Crooks who have no reason not to betray.
    And they say he is the one inviting death…

    Actually, question for everyone: What is the best way in Xianxia to make new friends that wouldn’t betray you? Being selfless and saving someone is one way, but what about when you are weak? Dormmates Linley Bro style works if you have some way of having equal status in the first place. But in Yun Che style, Everyone either trying to kill him, had connections to help (that inner guy that helped due to being saved by his adopted father), or desprate selfless goals (princess). Only guy that might have innocent friendship was the spear guy back in the city that challenged just to spar rather to humilate.

      1. That if you are Yun Chen.

        Are you such a womenizer that can get girl to swear loyality by refusing to sleep in the bed in this world and not pushed outside of the house?

    1. From the dozen or so Wuxia/ Xianxia I’ve read/ am reading, only 3 have had long term duos traveling together (cd, doulou dalu, and stellar transformations). Of those cd was the only one that really allowed the two to greatly very in strength really. Its just alot more for the author to think about when balancing strength imo.

      From a theoretical perspective though, I think you would just have to team up with someone and see how it goes. Once you’re in a life and death battle you’ll get a better idea of their character. Other, safer methods would take alot longer. Theres probably a good reason sects take in fresh deciples and don’t really trust outsiders.

  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    Man, I’m not sure how he is going to be able to train enough in 6 months to be able to win the tournement. He probably needs to get to the Earth profound realm for that, and even then he’ll likely be against people at the middle or peak of that realm.

    So he needs to get the rest of the way through True, and all the way through Spirit. A Seed of the Evil God would help a lot with that, but where is he going to find another? And if not a Seed, what else could he use?

    Furthermore, if he spends all his time training his Profound Strength, how is he going to train the Great Way of the Buddha? I’d say he could train something else too but he really doesn’t have any other Arts does he? Maybe Jasmin has something else? Hard to know.

    I am just really really curious to see how he is going to pull this one off.

    1. Win the tournament i don’t think so but he is Yun che so… however to destroy that guy who wants to marry the princess i’m certain, i’m guessing that in the time he’s training the princess will be almost marrying that guy so when he come’s back well you know… it’s the same old thing -_-

    2. Ling Yun was only in the spirit realm when he won last time the competition. Even though he’s probably in the Earth profound realm by now I don’t think there are many other competitors of that level.
      Therefore, “and even then he’ll likely be against people at the middle or peak of that realm” sounds like an invalid argument to me. Not to mention that Yun Che can fight a few levels above himself and has lots of special methods. I think this half year would be more than enough to win this ranking competition. You must know that he has all 54 meridians open and grasps some special techniques(Great Way of the Buddha, Star God’s Broken Shadow, Prison God Sirius’s Tome, Empyrean Dance of the Phoenix Wing). I’m quite sure that in this amount of time he will improve his techniques as well and maybe he will even open 2nd realm: Burning Heart of the Evil God’s Secret Arts and learn it’s technique.

        1. I don’t think they will know about it because they’ve never seen the late stages. Also, not many people from the Blue Wind Empire get to see even the first stages of it so many will just see it as a profound fire technique I guess.

          1. Yeah it’s true but Little fairy instantly recognized the Phenix flames when he used them but i guess he’ll be forced to use fire if he find himself againt a Disciple from Frozen Cloud Asgard sect shit can’t wait for this tournament :3

  5. I really hope Yun Che finds the cure to the Emporor parasite in this place.
    Plus I really hope Little Fairy gets it tighter with Yun Che!! ?
    Thanks for doing this Chapter ?

  6. Ice Ice baby! He has finished the Lan Xueruo route and now is working on the half a step from Emperor profound woman. Guy gots good taste at least. Ah I just realized he hasn’t had sex at all in this body. So the body from this world that he has is a virgin still o.o. I bet no one even thought of that did they.

  7. Aww what? No slimes? what about the rabbits and foxes? No? just straight to wolves? Come on! There’s a rule for these RPGs…you gotta start with the slimes first then upgrade to rabbits/foxes before hitting the wolves xD

    Thanks for the chapter anyway 😀

  8. If the following chapters could only go upto the torrnament i would die happy.. :p tol bad i dont thjnk it will. 16 chapter to go.
    Argh my heart can’t take the anticipation.

  9. “As Yun Che progressed forward, he met three groups in succession that wanted to invite him into their adventuring groups; one of which was even a small-scale mercenary troop, yet he rejected them all.”

    No pretty girls? Too bad, refused!

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