ATG – Chapter 187

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Chapter 187 – An Endless Plain

RRRumble…

Along with the collapse of the Stone Dragon General, the enormous stone gate in which it came from slowly opened. Subsequently, the Primordial Azure Dragon’s pleased voice came from overhead:

“Very good. Young human, you have allowed me to see a shocking result. In these ten thousand years that I’ve stayed on this continent, you are the first person to pass this stage of the trial. During these ten thousand years of wait, I have regretted multiple times about leaving a trace of my soul and strength on this piece of land, because the level of strength within this continent is just too low; it made me gradually realize that the trial I had left behind was something that humans on this continent could never pass… Fortunately, I met you.”

“You have already passed the first stage of the trial. Not only did you pass with a two-fold difficulty level, you also accomplished this while being tied down; you have allowed me to see the greatest of hope. The second stage’s trial ground gate has already opened. After making sufficient preparations, go in the opened stone gate and you will enter the second stage’s trial ground. I wish you good fortune.”

The opened stone gate was the second trial’s gate.

The first stage of the trial was so terrifying that the second and the third stage were bound to be even more challenging… It was unknown as to what degree of brutality awaited.

The Frozen Soul Barrier was still in place because Yun Che had eliminated the Stone Dragon General in a span of fifteen minutes.

“It’s finally alright now.” Yun Che went back to Chu Yuechan’s side and helped her adjust to a more comfortable laying position. He extended his hand, slowly guided his profound energy into her body, and helped her circulate her internal energy and blood.

Chu Yuechan’s half opened eyes blankly stared at him for a long while. Then, she softly asked: “How did you recover from your injuries and regain your strength so fast?”

Yun Che did not want to lie to her, so he replied immediately: “The profound art I cultivate is capable of speeding up the recovery of my injuries and can restore my strength.”

“Can you tell me the name of this profound art?” Chu Yuechan asked softly. At her level, profound arts that piqued her interest were indeed not many. She knew many profound arts that could speed up the recovery of injuries and restore strength like Recovery Arts, Nine Cycle Recovery Arts, the Divine Art of the Fleeting Flowers and Snowy Moon, and so on. But the injuries Yun Che had received were severe. It was extremely clear to her that he had used up too much power, so much that it had been critically overused to the point that it affected his lifespan… Yet it only took six hours to fully recover. Even added together, all the powerful recovery profound arts that she knew of were incapable of displaying such a shocking result.

Yun Che slightly hesitated but still said it out loud: “You probably have never heard of this profound art’s name. It is called the Great Way of the Buddha.”

“Great Way of the Buddha…” Chu Yuechan pondered lightly as her eyes flashed with confusion. She indeed had never heard of this art before.

“A profound strength at the middle of the True Profound Realm… in such a short period of time… slaughtered a thousand opponents of the same level… And even easily executed an enemy whose level far surpassed his own by a whole great realm… Even though your profound strength matches your age and you can only be considered an ordinary genius, your innate talent in using your profound strength… Perhaps even Xia Qingyue… is inferior… Your master must be… a very extraordinary person.”

It was the first time she said that many words, and Chu Yuechan was already out of breath. For her, who treasured words more than gold, to suddenly say so much, also revealed how much Yun Che had shocked her.

“Mn, I have two masters and they’re both very extraordinary.” Yun Che nodded as he smiled: “One of my masters taught me medical arts and how to to be human. The other master taught me all kinds of profound arts. Both of them gave me a new lease in life; without them, the current me would not exist.”

Chu Yuechan closed her eyes and spoke no more. She relaxed and then the feeling of weakness and exhaustion came at the same time. Not long after, she fell fast asleep.

With completely destroyed profound veins and meridians that were almost all broken, it undoubtedly took an enormous amount of perseverance to have remained conscious for so long. And what made Yun Che exceptionally happy, was the fact that he no longer felt the desire to die from her body.

Yun Che did not immediately enter the second stage’s gate. Instead, he calmly watched over Chu Yuechan at her side. Dragon Fault was still in his hands, and had not disappeared along with the Stone Dragon General when it died.

When Chu Yuechan awoke, it was already the morning of the second day. Although her body was still weak after being treated by a night of Yun Che’s profound energy flow and warmth, her complexion had already improved greatly.

“Here, drink some water first.” Yun Che lifted Chu Yuechan’s upper body and allowed her to lean against his chest. After passing the water over her lips, he watched her take small little sips. Perhaps he had never thought that there would come a day in which he would be holding this Little Fairy, who was at summit of the Blue Wind Empire, and helping her drink water in the same way one would carefully feed an infant. Chu Yuechan herself would never have thought of this happening either… And at this moment, even Chu Yuechan herself was not aware that she had not strongly rejected Yun Che’s intimate touch, but instead had a very strange sense of security. But all of this was summed up to be because of her completely crippled body; it was fundamentally impossible for her to take care of herself, and she didn’t even have the ability to resist.

In her current state, Chu Yuechan could only eat plain watery food. Fortunately, Yun Che had purchased a few grains at an inn before entering the Wasteland of Death. He boiled a little pot of porridge using the phoenix flame and then helped her drink it. After all preparations were in order, he lifted Chu Yuechan and headed toward the gate of the trial’s second stage.

After slowly entering the stone gate, his vision became pitch-black. Then, he took two more steps forward and it suddenly lightened up; it was as if it only took two steps to completely step over from one world into another.

What appeared before his eyes was a vast expanse of an endless plain. Grass covered the ground and there were also trees that gave shade; even the faint sound of running water could be heard. There were short hills in the distance that rose and fell. Occasionally, the cries of all kinds of birds and animals could be heard.

This place’s refreshingly delightful atmosphere and smells were also completely different than the previous location’s. Yun Che turned around and still saw the endless plain; there were simply no signs of any mountain walls or stone gates. He immediately understood then, that he did not walk through some stone gate, but rather a transportation formation.

“This is… the next trial ground? It doesn’t seem… to have any hint of danger.” Chu Yuechang said softly.

It was also at this time that the Primordial Azure Dragon’s voice sounded.

“Young human, welcome. This place, is the Dragon God Trial’s second trial ground. This trial ground has no limit, and also has no exit. You can only leave this place after you have successfully completed the trial. Or perhaps you would be buried here before completing the trial.”

“There are an innumerable amount of profound beasts here in this endless plain. The level of the profound beasts here have all been adjusted with your strength as the benchmark. Also, as a result of the two-fold difficulty level you have to bear, every single profound beast here is not lower than the Spirit Profound Realm. As for some of the more powerful profound beasts, their strength far surpasses the Stone Dragon General that you had killed.”

“To these profound beasts, this place is an endless paradise. But to you, this place is extremely dangerous; it is an abyss filled with countless shadows of death. This is because once the profound beasts here sense your aura, they would all immediately unleash an endless barrage of attacks. At the same time, under my soul’s guidance, profound beasts near you would all be led in your direction. You would be hunted at all times by profound beasts and would never be able to sleep soundly or eat in peace.”

Yun Che: “…”

Yun Che did not have any obvious reactions to all of that, but the Primordial Azure Dragon’s following words almost made Yun Che spit out a mouthful of blood.

“And your objective in clearing this second stage of the trial is also very easy. It is to kill ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine profound beasts, within one year!”


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164 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 187” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. So basically he needs to kill 1 million beast within a span of 1/2 year in order to attend the tournament, well I wish you made another break through fellow cultivator Yue Chu

    As alway, thanks for the chapter

    1. no just 100,000, a million would be truly impossible. Its true though he doesn’t have one year to waste here so he’ll have to clear it much faster than that limit.

      1. Well considering he got a power up in his Great Way of the Buddha and a much better weapon, most of the beasts shouldn’t take much time to kill. This trial is actually precisely what he wanted to do in Wasteland of Death, so I am not sure why he was so suprized. It might get hard to acomplish (with his timelimit to the tournament) if the monsters get stronger along with Yun Che, but even then since Yun Che has also Evil Gods power, which he will be able to use more friely the stronger he gets, it shouldn’t be a problem.

  2. This dragon is just a sadist. I mean, who the hell other than our OP MC could every have passed this test?

    He needs to kill 2740 beasts per day, that is around 2 every minute, and all of them are a realm above him in strength at minimum.

    That is just plain unfair.

    1. In good news, when he turns up for the Turtle and Tiger blood trials – they will see he passed the Dragon Trial and just give him an A+ result without getting him to do anything, then drink wine with him while talking about what a Jerk the Primordial Dragon is.

      1. The Turtle maybe, but the Tiger no way. The ancient rivalry between the tiger and the dragon is well known. It’s obvious the Tiger will try to make it harder for Yun Che just to compete with the Dragon.

    2. One year:
      (10^5 – 1) / 365 = ~274
      3 months for tournament:
      274 × 4 = 1096
      Per hour:
      1096/24 = ~45.7
      Let’s rest 8 hour per day:
      1096/16 = 68.5 (Still no problem for op mc)

      Given that he trashed the general kind of effortlessly after getting the new sword and that he might be able to keep open the new gate after reaching the second stage of the great way of budda, the second stage appears easier than the first.
      His biggest problem is going to be mental fatigue I guess?

      1. Well, don’t forget that there is another trial after this one, so you can probably double the number each day once more as the final trial won’t be any easier (probably). Which makes about 1,5 beast a minute, I’m pretty sure that hes gonna finish in about a week though as long as the beasts keep coming at him.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!
    This ln is just getting more and more exciting, the MC isn’t over powered at all yet with the exception of anyone around his level of cultivation but the near death experiences are as always amazing, nothing like other ln’s

    1. He’s OP if you think about how fast he is cultivating and the fact that he has way too many skills, and his base power is way above what his level should be… plus he is immune to flames and has rapid regeneration.

  4. Thx for the chapter alyschu, and donors Narius M, Steven V, Dalton K, Stewart M, and Catalina I. These set of trials are so insane. The power up Yun Che gets at the end better be worth it.

    1. Well, it’s much worse that it is supposed to be because of the Little Fairy.

      And he’s basically gonna get a miracle cure for her that will not only heal her body, but give her the power she lost, as well as even increasing it.

      That is basically gonna be a priceless treasure right there.

      Plus he got a Sky Profound Heavy Sword (and Sky Profound weapons are not only rare & valuable, but because it is a heavy sword, it’d be even harder to find). And lets not forget the battle experience he will gain. And the fact that it was only because of the trial that he awakened the 2nd part of the Great Way of Buddha.

      So he actually gains a sh*tload for surviving this.

      And once he wins, his profound strength, his level, his power and the fact that he would gain a few secret techniques… his rewards for this would probably be something that’d make any of the highest power do almost anything in their power to gain…

      It’d be priceless.

  5. Thanks for the chapter!

    These trials are insane. 99.999 profound beasts now? He could kill thousand of golems in around 1 day, statistically he would need 100 days to kill’em all if they were around the same level. Since the beasts might be harder to kill than the golems but he also broke through in his cultivation method, it is even. Can’t wait to see the final boss here haha. Hope he drops some kind of treasure.

  6. I wonder what her reaction would be if she figured out how high his comprehension really was. Or the fact that he only recently started cultivating.

    Thanks for the chapter XD

  7. Thanks for the chapter! And filling in, aly. 🙂

    Seriously. Dragon God be craycray. Million – 1 is a lot of profound beasts to kill regardless, let alone in one year, and they are all stronger than him, and he has to take care of a girl who is extremely injured……

    Maybe if he just collects as many as he can and then try and kill as many as possible at once? It’s so many though! Well, we’ll see I guess.

  8. &*S$%#@!*
    *spits mouthful of blood*

    Primordial Azure Dragon… screw you…

    But hey, if you think about it another way, it’s plenty of time for Chu Yuechan and Yun Che to become more… “acquainted” with one another.
    And no, I’m not saying sex. I’m talking about feelings. You pervert.

    EDIT: the preview is beyond perfect

  9. Hahaha. Look at the Azure Dragon Spirit taking it easy on him since he already killed one Spirit realm mob. It decided to count that one so Yun Che just has 99,999 left. It’s really showing it’s favoritism.

    Heh…these trials are so trollish. I think they’re the single most trollish trails I’ve ever read. And there is still one more after this.

    Still it won’t take him a year. He’s due back for the competition in half a year, so the second trial will probably take him 3-4 months. To give him some time for the final one. Though now that he’s going to be stuck there awhile he’s going to have to get far closer to Little Fairy or she’s going to soil herself. That’s going to be a trail in itself.

    1. Well following how these trials have been the last one will likely be a fight against the Dragon himself. I vote for Yun Che asking to beat him in a drinking contest, Would certainly follow this novels trolling and it would have me in hysterics, Jasmines/Little Fairies reaction alone to his idea (better yet if either suggests it) would have me lose it i’m sure.

    1. Nah. If he did, he’d have finished it faster (and considering how he did finish it, he’d have been better off leaving her behind).

      Course it’d end now that it’s been a certain number of chapters and everybody is more focused on what is going on in the story, those comments will stop…. because they can’t continue that forever.

      That said, he “Shoulda left the girl behind and finished up fast enough to save her”

      1. How can he finish it fast enough to save her then? Yun Che clearly said it: he need to constantly stabilize her state. He didn’t do it for a few hours when he fainted and her state slowly worsened. At the start of trial Dragon said that the trial can even take years and we saw it’s true in this chapter. Yeah it would be lesser monsters otherwise but can he kill 50000 monsters in a day? Little Fairy would be long dead if he didn’t take her. Also there is her mental stability too, no one can say Little Fairy wouldn’t suicide, let’s say after one month even if she can survive that long(heck i am even ignoring her food/water needs). It’s unwise to not to take someone that can’t even feed herself, want to die and need constant care.

    2. Why? It still would have been the better choice, rationally speaking.

      I haven’t really got an issue with it either way, but if he only had to do half of those waves by himself while not protecting someone, he wouldn’t have exhausted himself or been injured. And he would only need to kill 50,000 beasts now, again while not needing to expend energy and effort protecting someone that can’t even crawl out of the way. There must have been some way to safeguard her heart veins or whatever from failing in the much shorter amount of time clearing the trial by himself would have taken. And she had that shield in case of an emergency.

      1. Lol what? There clearly isn’t, thats why he isn’t doing it, dur. And even if its only 50k in 2nd trial, that’ll still take months, and she was dying already at the time, she didn’t have even hours left. Weird that you think its better to leave her, unless you are saying you think she should just die or something iunno.

        Also, even if you don’t buy that she was dying, she literally cannot feed herself now, so she would have starved to death while he was going through this second trial.

        1. No, he didn’t stop to think of a way because he insisted on not leaving her there alone in that condition. That does not mean there was no way to do it.

          Just because something isn’t mentioned doesn’t mean it can’t exist.

      2. Well it’s true that the trials would go much smoother, the beasts in here would probably be weaker as well, but it’d be worse in the long term for Yun Che. If he hadn’t taken the Little Fairy with him, then he wouldn’t have been forced to such a sorry state and as a result he wouldn’t have made the breakthrough in the Great Way of the Buddha maybe for another year, which would be too late for the competition.

        Not to mention that he’s thickening his plot armor by having someone who will be at or near the Emperor realm be indebted to him (and it seems like she’ll be a future waifu). And apart from that, we saw in the phoenix trials that there is a chance for an additional reward if you do exceptionally well in the trials, and I’d think that passing the trials at twofold difficulty while protecting another person would qualify for doing extremely well.

        1. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes emperor realm himself by the end of the trials. followed shortly by flying to the tournament and winning the whole thing, The Little fairy will realise that he is in fact the Crippled husband and then connect the dots that he gained his current strength in less than 2 years and then will promptly die of a heart attack, and anyone else who figures out the truth will follow the same route.

          1. Lol jumping Emperor Realm directly from True Realm? (for reminding, …Emperor>Sky>Earth>Spirit>True…) Jumping 4 whole great realms, even if this is Dragon God it would be hax 😀

    1. From what I understood from the translation, he needs to hit the 99.999/year killing mark, he could (but wont) fail in one year, and try again in the next lol

    1. You’re misjudging him. As a ruler of the skies, he’s proving to be an excellent wingman. Imagine the trials being hard only for other people’s standards and a joke for Yun Che, like only having to kill 100 people of your level. Then Yun Che would take care of this trial in half an hour, the Little Fairy would be slightly impressed of his strength and would have no idea about his character, so after that they would soon go on their seperate ways.

      Only by constantly pushing Yun Che to the limits can the Little fairy see that Yun Che is a real Man Che, and only by having the trials be long he has the opportunity to be Smooth Che. I think that by the time they complete the trials and leave the cave, Yun Che won’t have gained only the dragon’s reward, but also the Little Fairy’s heart and that’s only possible because of the absurd difficulty of the trials.

      P.S. First Lan Xueruo, now the Little Fairy has to constantly hug him, when did becoming a hugpillow become a strategy to conquer women instead of coming after?

  10. After pausing a moment to think there is something really scary implied in this trial: There are at least 99,999 Sky realm beasts and 99,999 Emperor realm beasts there. And probably the tiers beyond that. He probably won’t face them because this trail has been adjusted to his level’s hardcore mode. Though he’ll probably face something in the Earth realm down the line.

      1. Could be. I was thinking that the endless plain is probably sectioned off. Keeping the powerhouses and weaklings away, while transporting Yun Che and Little Fairy to the place wear the PBD deems they should fight. I don’t think they’re created, since the first trail mobs seem like golems that would disappear when dead, while with the second I hope he’s giving them real beast as something flesh and blood to eat, if they survive the encounter. Since he expects them to be there for awhile.

        Still. Wasn’t he worried about money earlier at the Blue Fire School? I don’t think he’ll have to worry about that as much if he gets the beast cores from 99,999 Spirit realm mobs. It it’ll probably draw less attention to him than trying to sell the Emperor realm core would.

    1. Lol, but what if they are gigant Profound Ants 2-3 meters high each with some kind of hierarchy? At that time he would have to use the “gigant” Lotus attack (forgot the name) and hope that that kills the ants because if it doesnt he would be screwed.

    1. That might be the best approach to use… poison the weapon and cut every attacker pushing them back, they should be dead before they get back on their feet!

  11. Don’t know of anyone else said this, but all I’m waiting for is for something like this:
    I have the primordial dragon blood in my veins. That means that I can stuff my face with that emperor dragon I have in my bag… <3

    Rise and shine Yun Che, rise and shine :3

  12. Thanks for the chapter, alyschu, Narius M, Steven V, Dalton K, Stewart M, and Catalina! Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator, Editor, Donor!

  13. This dragon is just mean… that’s over 270 a day, doubled if he wants to attend the tournament. Even if they’re all easy to kill, does this dragon realize how much of a pain it is to do that every day?

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