ATG – Chapter 198

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Chapter 198 – Receiving the Flaming Sword Unarmed

Once Fen Juechen entered the Blue Wind Profound Palace, he immediately took the first position of the Heavenly Profound Ranking, and no one dared to move him. With the addition of his shocking background, in the Blue Wind Profound Palace, he was a god-like existence in many disciple’s eyes. They could only admire and yearn to be like him; no one dared to provoke him.

To dare to speak like this to him, Yun Che was definitely the only one! Even the other completely arrogant people, such as Feng Bufan and Fang Feilong, definitely would not dare to do so.

Fen Juechen wasn’t angry in the slightest after hearing Yun Che’s words; his emotions didn’t fluctuate at all. Because, in his eyes, the person in front of him simply did not have the qualifications to make him angry. He lightly spat out three words: “With just you?”

“Yes, with just me!” Contrary to Fen Juechen, Yun Che didn’t conceal his anger at all. His view of Fen Juechen had also changed immediately. The first time he encountered Fen Juechen, he only felt a deeply-ingrained, astonishingly heavy aura of arrogance. But at this time, he finally realized that not only was this Fen Juechen arrogant, he was crazy, and crazy with a type of “contempt”. After all, he came from the Burning Heaven Clan —— one of the top sects within Blue Wind Empire. Born from this type of clan, he had a clear concept of “superior people” and “inferior people” since a very young age. In the Blue Wind Profound Palace, perhaps, everyone he saw was an inferior person. To him, personally teaching an “inferior person” a lesson was regarded as right and proper.

“Sigh, you two…”

These two people had met with swords drawn and bows bent at their first encounter. Qin Wushang was just about to prepare to stop them when Cang Yue gestured at him to stop, then silently shook her head at him. She was very clear that Yun Che was an extremely vindictive person; for other issues, he would concede and not argue, but hurting those close to him would seriously provoke his anger.

If this happened, no matter who he was facing, he definitely would not leave the matter at that.

“You don’t even have the qualifications.” A trace of ridicule flashed on Fen Juechen’s stiff face.

“I’m the one who decides whether I have the qualifications, not you.” Yun Che’s voice also grew cold. He walked towards Fen Juechen, and said heavily: “It looks like you don’t plan to apologize. Very well. I’ve already given you a chance, you’re the one that doesn’t want it… Now, not only do I want you to apologize to Yuanba, you must also kneel and kowtow to him!”

After speaking, Yun Che’s feet staggered. His speed explosively accelerated in an instant, and his hand grabbed at Fen Juechen’s chest.

“You’re courting death!!”

Facing Yun Che’s deliberate strike, Fen Juechen didn’t even raise his hand. A fist shot outwards, and a lump of flames suddenly ignited on top of the fist. Yun Che’s right hand suddenly formed a fist as well, colliding against Fen Juechen’s fist.

Bang!!

A gust of great strength that far surpassed Fen Juechen’s estimation shot over from the point their fists collided. Although Fen Juechen suddenly became alert, then immediately engaged his profound energy, he was still unable to resist that gust of tyrannical power. He was forcefully blown backwards, and was continually pushed backwards several steps after landing on the ground, thrown into disarray for a little while.

And Yun Che stood in his original position; let alone his feet, even his upper body didn’t move backwards at all.

His right hand, even his entire arm, ached dully. Fen Juechen was unable to hold back the astonishment in his heart… Because this kind of power was simply not something a profound practitioner at True Profound Realm could possess.

And as a fifth ranker of the Spirit Profound Realm, he had been put in an embarrassing position by one strike from a True Profound Realm disciple. To him, this was a humiliation he had never experienced before. As for his deeply-ingrained arrogance, this was undoubtedly a heavy trampling. His entire body emitted a feeling of boundless anger as both his eyes became incomparably cold.

And the Yun Che opposing him chose to pour oil on the fire at this time: “This is the power of the Heavenly Profound Ranking’s number one? It turns out it was only this much, it really makes one want to laugh his head off.”

“You’re courting~~ death!!!”

Fen Juechen’s “you’re courting death”, was completely different from the previous one. The first time it had been with ridicule, and this time, it had been with an ice-cold killing intent. A fiery light flashed between his hands, and an eight-foot-long crimson greatsword appeared… This sword was the Burning Heaven Clan’s sect weapon, the “Burning Heaven Sword”, and it was also the Burning Heaven Clan’s soul profound arts.

“Reveal your weapon, I’ll give you a… glorious death!” Fen Juechen said with a somber expression.

Yun Che hugged his chest, and said with a cold smile: “With you alone, you don’t have the qualifications to make me use my weapon.”

“YOU’RE COURTING~~~ DEATH~~~”

The three words this time were filled with Fen Juechen’s extreme rage and killing intent. This was the first time in his life that he, the son of the Burning Heaven Clan’s Clan Master, had been scorned in this way. Following the rise of his anger and killing intent, flames also began to ignite on the crimson flame blade.

RIP!!

Fen Juechen’s silhouette shook, and the crimson sword ignited with flames slashed fiercely through the air with an ear-piercing sound, turning towards Yun Che’s head. Before the sword arrived, an incomparably hot gust of air billowed over, but this kind of heat simply didn’t have any effect on Yun Che at all. On the contrary, he felt an exceptionally cozy sensation. Staring at Fen Juechen’s crimson flame blade, which was slicing towards him, he didn’t retreat or move forward, didn’t avoid it or yield to it, and didn’t counterattack. Rather, he extended his right hand outwards leisurely, grabbing directly at the crimson flame blade.

This action caused Qin Wushang, Cang Yue, and Xia Yuanba to turn pale with fright. Looking at Yun Che’s appearance, it was evident he wanted to receive Fen Juechen’s crimson flame blade unarmed!

Receiving a naked blade unarmed couldn’t be considered a rare occurrence, but that could only happen between two people with an immense difference in strength. This difference must be at least five levels! And even if this was so, it would still be accompanied by great danger.

And what kind of person was Fen Juechen? Not only was his profound strength greater than Yun Che’s, it was stronger by five levels! Furthermore, the crimson flame blade in his hands, could almost be considered an Earth Profound weapon! It was ignited with Burning Heaven Flames, which could melt steel… If this sword actually made contact, even fine steel would snap, let alone a human body.

“Junior Brother Yun, move away quickly!!”

Cang Yue yelled involuntarily, and her expression was filled with alarm. Qin Wushang was also very worried in his heart, but he was too far away from the two; even though he was a Sky Profound practitioner, he simply didn’t have time to stop them. He could only watch Yun Che’s right hand grab at Fen Juechen’s crimson flame blade with open eyes…

After, the scene directly stopped… There were no sounds of skin and flesh being cut, no signs of blood bursting forth, and no scene of Yun Che’s hand and entire arm being severed. The crimson flame blade and Yun Che’s hand were both completely fixed in place.

To be precise, Yun Che’s hand had firmly grabbed onto the balance point of the crimson flame blade, making the crimson flame blade unable to move down even a little. And the crimson flame blade wasn’t the only thing that stopped; following a flash of Yun Che’s gaze, the flames on the crimson flame blade extinguished with the speed of a rapidly falling tide, leaving no traces.

Having received the crimson flaming blade and extinguishing the Burning Heaven Flame, Qin Wushang, Cang Yue, and Xia Yuanba were deeply startled, and Fen Juechen became even more overwhelmed with horror. Taking advantage of the fact that Fen Juechen’s mind was still in disarray, Yun Che’s profound energy exploded outwards, and he forcefully grabbed at the balance point of the crimson flame blade, snatching it from Fen Juechen’s hands. He viciously kicked out with his left foot, colliding heavily with Fen Juechen’s lower abdomen. Fen Juechen let out a muffled cry, then flew backwards onto the ground.

Yun Che casually threw the crimson flaming blade behind him, charged towards the sprawled Fen Juechen like lightning, then stepped heavily on his back, causing the profound energy he had just gathered to immediately dissipate.

“Yuanba, come here to accept his kowtow apology.” Yun Che said to Xia Yuanba while stepping on Fen Juechen. His strength was extremely tyrannical, and his right foot was like a huge mountain pressing down on Fen Juechen’s back, making it so that even if he used all his energy, he still wouldn’t be able to get up.

This was an unforeseen outcome to everyone present; even Qin Wushang was stunned on the spot, let alone Xia Yuanba and Cang Yue. Having arrived from the Burning Heaven Clan, Fen Juechen, who had dominated the Blue Wind Profound Palace the entire time, had actually been defeated by the True Profound Yun Che… and it was a crushing defeat! Not to mention injuring Yun Che, his Burning Heaven Sword had actually been received unarmed!

Having heard Yun Che’s words, Xia Yuanba walked over dizzily. Just as he walked near, Yun Che’s foot suddenly moved from Fen Juechen’s back to his neck, causing his forehead to smash heavily on the ground.

“YUN ~~ CHE ~~ I’LL KILL YOU!!” Fen Juechen emitted a howl akin to that of a wild beast, and his entire body released an incomparably wild killing intent.

“Although he still hasn’t apologized, he has finally kowtowed. Yuanba, if you still haven’t vented your anger, you can come over and beat him up. I promise he won’t be able to fight back.” Yun Che continued to step on Fen Juechen, and said to Xia Yuanba with a lighthearted expression.

“It’s… it’s alright, that’s… that’s already enough.” Xia Yuanba swallowed a mouthful of saliva and hurriedly declined, not sure if he felt excitement or alarm in his heart… His own brother-in-law had actually defeated Fen Juechen this easily! Fen Juechen, number one in the Inner Palace, had actually kowtowed to him…

He felt his brain become dizzy for a moment. All this was almost as if he was in a dream.

“I’ll kill you… kill you… KILL YOU!!!”

Fen Juechen’s howls became increasingly hoarse and mournful, but no matter how loudly he screamed, he wouldn’t be able to break free from Yun Che’s trampling. At this time, a lump of flames suddenly lit on his back and shot upwards, rising to a height of three meters in an instant.

Playing with fire in front of me? Yun Che laughed coldly. His foot moved, and the flames shooting upwards suddenly charged the opposite direction, directly shattering Fen Juechen’s profound energy barrier, and burned his back.

“NGH AHHHHHH!!”

Fen Juechen’s two eyes opened wide, and he emitted an extremely painful howl. Yun Che bent down slightly, looked down at him, and said coldly: “Fen Juechen, don’t yell so unwillingly. You can only blame yourself for everything that happened today! One who humiliates others will always be humiliated in turn. Ah… after hearing me say this, do you still want to insult someone who’s only at the Elementary Profound Realm, who has no background, who is merely an ‘inferior person’ who isn’t anything in your eyes?”

“But in my eyes, your life can’t even compare to one hair on Yuanba’s head!”

“I just don’t understand what you, Fen Juechen, can be so arrogant and crazy about. I heard you came to my Blue Wind Profound Palace after suffering a crushing defeat from your second brother Fen Juebi… From that time on, you were only a sore loser who came to the Blue Wind Profound Palace with your tail behind your back!”

“I’m younger than you, and my profound strength is also much lower than yours, yet you can’t even take three direct strikes from me. You said Yuanba is trash? Then what about you? Calling you trash would be praising you! Trash like you considers everyone else beneath yourself? What a joke!”

Every one of Yun Che’s words was like a knife gouging out a little bit of Fen Juechen’s heart. When Yun Che was finished speaking, his foot flew out, kicking Fen Juechen far away.

Fen Juechen stood up with a pale expression. Every joint in his body was filled with endless hatred, and his body turned a deathly white with killing intent and humiliation. He didn’t charge over uncontrollably; rather, he picked up the crimson flame blade, clenched his teeth, and spoke while stressing each syllable: “The humiliation… I have… suffered today… I’ll return it… a hundred times… a thousand times over!!”

After speaking, he dragged his body filled with pain, carrying a gust of unwavering killing intent and hatred, and hobbled away… He didn’t walk towards his quarters or the Profound Gathering Tower, but towards the Inner Palace exit.

Watching Fen Juechen’s silhouette, Yun Che’s eyebrows sunk, and he breathed heavily for a moment. He also had a premonition that the lesson he had taught Fen Juechen was very likely to make him a frightening enemy… A madman-like enemy, but he definitely wouldn’t regret it.

“Palace Chief Qin, sorry, I’ve forced another participating disciple away.” Yun Che said apologetically to Qin Wushang.

“This… sigh.” As matters stood, Qin Wushang simply could not blame Yun Che for anything. He could only sigh and say: “Forget it, you can’t be blamed; he’s to blame for everything that happened. After he came to the Blue Wind Profound Palace, he hasn’t put anyone in his eyes, and struck out at countless people. It was about time someone taught him a lesson. Only, what you said was a bit unnecessary, and forcing him to kowtow was… Sigh, he is the son of the leader of the Burning Heaven Clan after all, and he hasn’t experienced this kind of humiliation in his life before.”

“I did this for his own good. With his temperament, if he didn’t suffer this small loss today, he’ll definitely suffer a huge loss in the future. Hmph, after all, he’s too young.” Yun Che said lightly.

He said his last statement with an aged and experienced manner, and Cang Yue immediately smiled when she heard… because Yun Che was clearly younger than Fen Juechen.


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162 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 198” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. I really hope little fairy is his wife’s master, because that would be the most hilarious thing i would read. If little fairy is his wife’s master, Yun Che can say he fcked her master. 😀

        1. It’s not like MC will say anything or give any hints to that direction even if that were the case since it will endanger Chu Yuechan and ruin the reputation of the sect. Careless and stupid mistakes like that are bound to kill someone.

        2. Little fairy might be the sect leader, since it was said earlier (chapter 144) that she ranks among the top 10 practitioners within the Blue Wind Empire. Although this is me assuming that the major sects (ice one burning etc) are all within the empire so that by process of elimination all (or most of) the top 10 would be sect leaders.

    1. I don’t think Qingyue really cares that much about Yun Che, so no imminent cat fight, perhaps in the distant future when she and little fairy start caring more.

      1. Well, she at least had deep gratitude towards him, and even before discovering that he opened her remaining profound entrances, she’d become accustomed to his presence and terms of endearment. She decided to remain his wife and not out his identity as her benefactor, so there were definitely seeds of affection. I’m wondering if absence has made her heart grow stronger.

  1. Yun Che likes to create rivals to help drive himself to become stronger, so he didn’t make a mistake when he let Fen Juechen live; that act might even lead Yun Che to obtain the strength to defeat the elites of the Burning Heaven Clan.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. I might have read too much xianxia novels, because I’m certain that it would have been better if he killed or crippled the guy. Otherwise that guy may be troublesome in the future. Even if he can’t harm Yun Che he might harm his loved ones.

    1. I don’t think so, because if he did that he would have caused the entire Burning Heaven Sect/Clan to hunt him down, including even the Sect Master, and he isn’t yet capable of handling these people.

      1. Yes. Normally, leaving him alive and uncrippled would be a tragic disaster of immeasurable proportions – but Yun Che could absolutely not withstand the backlash of permanently disabling him currently. Without either being powerful enough to withstand his opponents backers himself, or having a backer of equal power or higher, he simply cannot afford to “go too far” in this case. Yet.

    1. Yes and no.

      Would he even have noticed? Fen Juechen seems a pretty self-absorbed kind of guy.

      Still, Fen Juecheng had recently been informed about it, on his last visit, and so news that Yun Che returned will not be well received.

  3. Fen Juecheng might even treat him as a rival, and chase him fairly. Who knows, he may seem to be a madman but he had the qualification for it. Now that he lost the qualification, he might aim to take it back righteously.

    Tho if following the usual xianxia recipe, it might be setup for future drama :/

  4. Fift Ranker of Spirit Realm? i thought he’s in the Earth Profound Realm?

    From Ch 189
    “The eyes of the bodyguards on Cang Shuo’s side were even more round as they shivered in fear. Because the profound aura that came from Fen Juecheng’s body… was clearly already at the Earth Profound Realm!”

    1. Nope, that’s his eldest brother Feng Juecheng. Fen Juechen (the guy in the Blue Wind Profound Palace) is in the Spirit Realm, his older brother in the Earth Realm and we don’t know about the middle brother.

        1. That’s likely their Family name. Just like Xiao Lie and Xiao Lingxi are both ‘Xiao’. It’s the same with Japanese, they have their surname before their first names. Or at least that’s how they’re written most of the time.

          1. Oh~.!
            The Fen who is on the Earth Profound Realm is “Fen Juecheng” and the one who got rekt don’t have “g” in his name..

            I don’t know. but i think their parents are assholes lazy.. and i think the middle brother is “Fen Juenchenk.

  5. Fen Juecheng path now only two…
    1) become clown midboss that show many times but keep defeated. scheming but always failing
    2) become a fearsome rival which later join together and fight common enemy…

    either way… at least his screen time is secured for the future… :D.

    but i suspect number 1 though… 😀

    1. Isn’t this out of character for Yun Che??

      I mean allowing the opponent to leave without any real damage..

      considering from the earlier works his stance in life is to both cripple and make his enemies suffer and later outright kill them..

      btw thanks for the chapter translation..

  6. @Alyschu & Co:

    The title could be “Taking On the Flaming Sword Unarmed” instead of “Receiving the Flaming Sword Unarmed”, because the word “receive” in wuxia / xianxia has a connotation in context to “to face head on”.

    The weird thing about this chapter, is Yun Xiaoba gets to tag along with the team? And not the reserve fighters? Author must have thought something good is coming up.

    1. If you want direct translation it would be “barehardedly receiving the flaming sword”. This is the title “空手接炎刃”, I think that 接 should be “receive” rather than “take”. “Take” translation would be 拿.

      1. Aha, yes, i did notice but i thought with the context of receive would be taking on head on, since the word receive is often used in phrases such as “receive skills” (chip chiu)

        I stand corrected.

  7. Just a thought, the translation of 就凭你 is translated to “with just you” seems a bit weird. I think “base on you” sounds better. Maybe I’m wrong idk my Chinese is only pretty average.

  8. Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator, Editor, Donor! Thanks for the chapter gloo, alyschu, Tamás G, Julio C, george n, and the author!

  9. Hm, I feel like he is gonna fight earth realm characters while still being in his True profound realm -_-. The author could have make him lvl up to the Spirit realm but he didn’t. He will definitly fight with the guy from the Heaven Sword Villa, and well, he will win, because this LN has proved that when it comes to fighting, it isn’t a bit original.
    If it happens, I’ll drop the serie.

    Thanks for the translation.

    1. I did a timeline for events up to the current chapter. Using Ling Jie and Ling Jun as a yardstick for ‘progress’ of powering up, Yun Che isn’t by any means ‘slower’. In fact, compared to people of his age, (even if you normalize the growth from let’s say 15 years old to 7/8 years old when he started cultivating), his power growth, whether augmented or not augmented with Phoenix and Dragon Blood, is already over the roof.

      The author seems to make indication that power levelling needs to be stabilized, because if it isn’t stable the power harms the body of the user. This has been repeating itself (especially in the trials, where Yun Che forcibly suppressed the growth to stabilize the power, before breaking through to the next realm).

      1. His ability and insight are apparently extremely high okay, and his ability/skills all come from higher planes, god realm.

        So it’s logical that he is strong. But the problem is that, the Sky profound continent world has one rule established by the the author at the beginnning of the LN, the ranking system.

        Some geniuses can beat people from higher rank than theirs, but what Yun Che is doing has never been seen before which makes him shine even more.
        And I kind of like that (we are in a Xianxia so..), but I think the author is making him shine too much and I find it hard to enjoy chapters when I read that. I found that a bit ridiculous and not believable.

        Also, it is kind of needed I guess because Yun Che will later go to higher realms where they are people as strong as Jasmine.
        So, in order to prepare for that he needs to make him stand out and have huge power ups.
        But even with this in mind, his insight are so unbelievable that even Jasmine is shocked which makes him a genius of even the God Realm.

        And at that point, it’s not believable anymore. It’s just done to fill the Xianxia’s constraint… and the story greatly suffers from it.

        That’s the only flaw I find. In CD at least, Linley was not as overwhelming as Yun Che in the Yulan Continent which I found extremly well done by the author. That and the fact that Yun Che seems to want to marry different girls ahah. Not sure I will like that.

      2. @ Fincks:

        I do agree that in principal that in some aspects the MC is way too OP, like beating people 10 ranks above him, or an entire Profound Realm level above him (like how he whooped Murong Yi’s arse in 3 moves, despite Murong Yi being one entire profound realm higher than MC)

        Still, I think that a lot of advantages that the MC has lies not because he powered level up, but its augmented by the “cheat” items that he got, for example the Phoenix blood that nullifies flames, and for some reason Phoenix Clan cultivators don’t get to have the same ‘flame nullifying’ stuffs.

        However, I think in places where he is deficient, like soul attacks (i don’t think its introduced yet as of this chapter so i’m not going to talk too much about it) he has difficulties.

        I think its more of a ‘cheat’ item + his experiences in scheming, which often surprises people (catches them off guard) who underestimate him (often at their own peril and ultimately, doom).

        btw, let’s continue in the forums (albeit its a spoiler forum, so.. LOL)

  10. NOOOOOOOO i finally reached the last translated chapter :'( Yet again another novel where i have to wait in pain for more awesomeness.
    Thanks for translating really great story i was quite sceptical at the beginning because the first 40 chapters have such a slow pace with close to 0 powerup but that changed very fast after 🙂

    1. they translate 1 chapter per day most of the times currently, so you would hardly wait very long for it… If we’re lucky scrya’s and alychoo and other translators schedule would be open for a week and well an arising number of translated chapters will happen just like a few weeks ago.

  11. I guess the difference between our MC and our Antagonists is that Yun Che doesn’t beat up people for petty causes or without being provoked. Unlike the Antagonists who do it out of arrogance and entitlement, generally being jerks.

  12. “YOU’RE COURTING~~~ DEATH~~~”

    When people say this, I can’t help to laugh, for one thing, it’s overused, another thing is that it makes me recall deadpool who is, literally, courting death. http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Death_(Marvel) , scroll down to the last paragraph in the Relationship With Marvel’s Villains part. He actually wants to die to be together with lady death and is totally flirting with her, a skeleton. It’s lovely.

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