ATG – Chapter 245

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Chapter 245 – The Last Strike

Chu Yueli was not just shocked; she was already completely speechless. The amount of astonishment she felt in her heart, even greatly exceeded that of what others felt. This was because she most clearly knew what Yun Che’s condition was like eighteen months ago. Honestly speaking, the Yun Che back then was only a pile of mud that could never support a wall in her eyes. If not for Xia Qingyue’s own insistence on marrying him, she would not have even taken a single straight glance at him.

Meanwhile, Xia Qingyue’s aptitude, comprehension ability, as well as her mentality, were completely unheard of in Chu Yueli’s entire life. Her constitution that could cultivate profound arts disregarding profound strength requirements and could even directly open a Domain, made even the Asgard Mistress Gong Yuxian unable to hold back her amazement. She had taken Xia Qingyue as a disciple since she was twelve and had instructed her in Frozen Cloud Arts. She had even personally helped Xia Qingyue tune her body using her own power of the Sky Profound Realm. During the time she was in Frozen Cloud Asgard, countless priceless treasures they had collected over their thousand year of heritage were all unrestrainedly used on her. Furthermore, Xia Qingyue not only had Chu Yueli as master; the two strongest beings in Frozen Cloud Asgard——Chu Yuechan and Gong Yuxian——had both spent a large amount of effort on her. To make her Frozen Cloud Energy reach extreme purity, Chu Yuechan had even gone to obtain three Sky Profound Realm beast cores despite facing immense risk…

Looking through the history of Frozen Cloud Asgard, they had never invested so much on any single disciple.

Only after all that, did the current Xia Qingyue come to be.

Yet right now, Chu Yueli had just stood there and watched as that youth who could only be considered trash originally, break down Xia Qingyue’s Frozen Cloud Domain!

Xia Qingyue being able to open a Domain, had flipped everyone’s knowledge of common sense upside down. But Yun Che actually being able to destroy the Domain, could only be described as an inexplicable miracle.

After destroying the Frozen Cloud Domain with the use of phoenix blood, Yun Che’s strength was nearly depleted, and Xia Qingyue’s condition was also no better off than his. Opening a Domain by utilizing a profound strength of the Earth Profound Realm, the expenditure was undoubtedly extremely enormous. Just conjuring the Domain had already drained over seventy percent of Xia Qingyue’s profound energy. Sustaining it for a few short breaths of time after, again depleted over sixty percent of her remaining strength. In addition to the various expenditures earlier, the current her did not even have five percent of her usual strength left. Moreover, when the Domain was destroyed, it also made her suffer a certain amount of backlash, which had damaged her profound veins quite a bit, causing her control over profound energy to start becoming awkward.

Xia Qingyue’s face was already snow white to begin with, but right now, it was white to the extreme, to the extent where you could not even see the slightest hint of blood color. But at least, she looked a lot better than Yun Che who could not even stand steadily.

Both of them looked straight at the other across less than thirty meters of distance between them. Pain and strenuousness continuously flashed amidst the calm within Yun Che’s eyes, while Xia Qingyue’s eyes instead turmoiled intensely, as if she had yet to recover from the shock she received just now.

“Ugh…” As he quietly groaned with pain, Yun Che slowly stood up using the Dragon Fault as support. He lightly clenched his teeth, looked at Xia Qingyue who was right in front of his eyes, and said in a low voice: “You actually… did not get injured by the flames just now… That’s fine too. The flames just now, even I was unable to fully control them. If you had been engulfed by them, perhaps… they would have severely injured you… If… your clothing were burnt down… Heh, I don’t want my wife, to be seen by others…”

Yun Che’s words were spoken discontinuously, and every few words were accompanied by heavy gasping.

Xia Qingyue: “…”

Yun Che’s hands were tightly gripped on the Dragon Fault, but he did not pull it out from the ground, as if he no longer had ample strength. Yun Che closed both of his eyes, and after a long burst of intense gasping, his aura and voice suddenly started to gradually calm down: “My remaining strength, is only sufficient enough for me to swing out one more strike… If you’re able to receive this strike, then it means that you have won… However…however, I absolutely…absolutely will not lose to you… So this sword strike, no matter what you do, it will be impossible to receive!”

Poof!

The Dragon Fault was pulled out of the ground. Over four thousand kilograms of weight, caused the two hands Yun Che gripped on it to slightly tremble: “Prepare to receive my sword… Qingyue. Keep the glory for your sect in mind, and also recall what I said to you before the fight; give me everything you’ve got! Otherwise, you will be letting the Frozen Cloud Asgard down, letting me down, and also letting yourself down!”

Xia Qingyue: “…”

The youth of the same age in front of her seemingly appeared very distant; because compared to when his Profound Veins were crippled back then, the Yun Che in front of her eyes and the Xiao Che from before were in all ways people from two different worlds. But in the eyes of Xia Qingyue, the youth in front of her whose fate flipped upside-down was incomparably familiar. His gaze, the tone when he spoke, the pridefulness that was carved into his bones… Especially the stubbornness that could not be pulled away with even a hundred thousand bulls; they were all exactly the same as the Yun Che she had gotten to know after those short few days and nights with him.

Xia Qingyue did not say anything, but the ice spirits that had originally disappeared once again appeared and floated around her. Behind her, a gigantic ice lotus gradually bloomed. The Ice Phoenix Snowflower Ribbon floated in front of her, and displayed a strange “S” shape. An extremely dangerous aura was released and emitted from every single centimeter and inch of the Ice Phoenix Snowflower Ribbon, exerting an extremely heavy pressure towards Yun Che.

“This is… ‘Frozen Cloud Ultimate Skill: Ode of the Crescent Moon’s elementary style. Junior Sister Xia’s presence is extremely weak right now. Can she still execute this skill?” Looking at Xi Qingyue’s condition, Shui Wushuang worriedly said.

“It’s barely possible. Looks like, Qingyue is also going to give it her all. This move, is not something that’s possible for Yun Che defend against.” Chu Yueli said. But when she spoke those words, she more or less lacked confidence. Although the current Yun Che didn’t seem to be able to even keep his balance, the various things he displayed from him before, especially the flames that burnt through even the Frozen Cloud Domain, made Chu Yueli no longer dare to look down on this seemingly unthreatening young man at all.

She already did not dare guess what earthshaking feat he would do next.

The Dragon Fault was gradually raised by Yun Che above his head. The fifty four Evil God’s Profound Entrances speedily expanded, madly gathering all of the remaining Profound Energy in his body. Suddenly, he let out a loud roar as the surface of the ground under his feet shattered. And just as he leapt from the ground, the heavy sword soared through the air and heavily slashed downwards…

“Overlord’s Fury!”

Although the power behind this sword strike was much weaker than the previous one at the start, it’s was still very frightening. Xia Qingyue also jumped upwards, all of the ice spirits around her flashed with a chaotic brilliance. Her Ice Phoenix Snowflower Ribbon turned softness into resilience, and folded into a snow white crescent moon. While being imbued with Frozen Cloud Energy, it glimmered with a blinding radiance of ice crystals and fiercely clashed in midair with the Dragon Fault.

With a loud sound, an enormous ring of spatial distortion rippled out far away from where Dragon Fault and Ice Phoenix Snowflower Ribbon clashed. The incomparably cold aura completely engulfed Yun Che, and the enormous power that came from the Ice Phoenix Snowflower Ribbon forcefully smashed the Dragon’s Fault into a crescent moon shape.

Yue Che’s eyes were widened abruptly. In that instant of collision, his hands became almost completely numb. He unyieldingly clenched his teeth, and channeled all of his power into the Dragon Fault. But his remaining power was too far-off from Xia Qingyue’s strike of full strength. The power of the Overlord’s Fury was completely blocked, and even the power’s residue were being rapidly engulfed, and a burst of icy cold power, which could thoroughly defeat him, pounced towards his face.

So there was no choice but to use that after all…

This kind of situation, did not surprise Yue Che in the slightest. After all, he understood his own current situation better than anyone else. Feeling that his own power being completely suppressed, he took a sudden breath, and let out a beast-like howl from his mouth…

My profound veins and body… You must to hold on!

“Evil God’s Third Realm: Purgatory!!”

Following Yun Che’s internal silent chant, the Evil God’s Profound Vein’s third gate… Purgatory, opened for the first time.

In the instant “Purgatory” opened, a strange, demonic red light was suddenly released from the third gate, illuminating the entirety of the Profound Veins with crimson red as if they were dyed in fresh blood. The red light did not only exist within the Profound Veins, and also gushed out from the profound veins, forming a layer of blood red radiance around Yue Che’s body.

The whites in both of Yun Che’s eyes completely disappeared, and replacing them, were two pupils that turned completely blood-red. An wicked and malicious aura akin to that coming from the purgatory, was also suddenly emanated from his body, causing Xia Qingyue to completely suffocate in an instant .

“Evil God’s Third Style: Destroying Sky Decimating Earth!”

BOOM!!!!!!

This was an explosive rumble as if the sky and earth had collapsed. The entire Sword Discourse Arena trembled with incomparable intensity, and even the entire area of the ground started to sway, as if a terrifying natural disaster had suddenly descended. Within the huge explosive sound, some lower-leveled profound practitioner’s’ ears immediately lost their ability to hear. And on the Sword Discourse Arena, the flying shattered rocks and sand flew to a height of nearly three hundred meters, and for a moment blotted out the sky and the sun, while also completely hiding Yue Che’s and Xia Qingyue’s figures.

Screams of fear resounded throughout the entire Sword Discourse Arena, and incomparable astonishment emerged onto every single person’s face once again. No matter if it was Yue Che, or Xia Qingyue, they were both clearly near exhausted of their profound energy; yet the might of this strike surpassed their everything from before. It was entirely not inferior to that overwhelming flame wave, which even burnt down the Frozen Cloud Domain, in any way. It was difficult for even a powerful Earth Profound Realm expert to generate such a terrifying wave of air current and might, so how was it possible for it to appear within the clash between two young profound practioners who already had a large portion of their power depleted!

The dust filled the air, and no one could clearly see what exactly was happening. Even if they were to try to imagine, they were completely unable to imagine just what they used to create such an earthshaking collision.

The tremoring of the Sword Discourse Arena soon stopped, and the dust also started to disperse. As their lines of sight became clear, everyone fiercely took in a gasp of cold air.

What appeared before their eyes, was a huge crater of at least two hundred meters in diameter!

The edges of the Sword Discourse Arena had also been completely destroyed, and not a single complete piece of the stage could be found.

In the center area of the huge pit, were two completely still silhouettes… Looking at them, everyone held their breaths. Their gazes froze, and they were unable to even make the slightest trace of sound from their throats.

Xia Qingyue silently stood there, her long black hair in a mess, and her entire body tainted by dirt. There was a type of indescribable “daze” within her clear eyes, as she stupefyingly looked at the Yun Che in front of her.

Yun Che had collapsed less than ten steps away from her. All of his clothing were in shreds and his entire body lied flat on the ground face down. From the corner of his mouth, forehead, limbs, back…on basically every single possible part of his body, streams of blood were flowing out. His left hand gripped the ground, the back of his right hand was already completely dyed red by the bloodstain, yet it still firmly grasped onto the Dragon Fault’s handle.

“Finally… It’s over.”

Although “Purgatory” had merely opened for no longer than three breaths of time, for Yun Che’s body that was almost entirely out of strength, it was without doubt a burden that was almost destructive. Furthermore, while under “Purgatory”, he also forcefully executed the complementary Evil God’s third style “Destroying Sky Decimating Earth”…. That was the ultimate strike he released using the strength from his willpower and his soul. It made even his soul withstand an immense amount of burden that wasn’t in the slightest short of the burden on his body. It was nothing short of a miracle that he was still able to temporarily maintain his consciousness.

The surface of his body had innumerable wounds, and only his internal organs were not as badly damaged. Yun Che managed to widen the corner of his mouth with great difficulty and let out a relaxed, satisfied smile that also carried a deep joyousness. He closed his eyes, freely letting his consciousness plummet toward the darkness. The last bit of awareness, turned into a trace of voice that only Xia Qingyue could hear…

“The second reason I came to the Ranking Tournament… was to prove to you that… I… Yun Che… am qualified to be your husband… and not… your return of gratitude…
…and…char..ity…”

Xia Qingyue: “…”

Time slowly passed in dead silence… One breath, two breaths, three breaths, four breaths…

It was only until Yun Che fainted and there was no longer any movement, did the audience finally regain their senses.

This match, has finally ended…

Nine breaths, ten breaths…

Ling Wugou had always been the closest to the match from the start to finish, and was also the one who most vividly felt the earthshaking strike earlier. If someone came close to him right now, they would realise that his forehead was fully and densely covered with cold sweat… That’s right! A supreme expert of the Sky Profound Realm rank eight, who held an extremely high position even in the Heavenly Sword Villa, was actually startled to the point of coldly sweating from a battle between two youngsters.

After ten breaths of time passed, Ling Wugou finally regained his wits. He glanced at Yun Che with an extremely complex gaze, before quickly calming his state of mind and loudly declaring with a vigorous voice: “Yun Che has fallen for ten breaths of time. The winner of this Ranking Tournament’s final battle is…”;

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Translator Note: Author has permanently swapped Purgatory with Rumbling Heaven in the later chapters. We have decided to make the switch now instead of later. From now on, Purgatory is the Evil God’s 3rd Realm while Rumbling Heaven is the 4th. alyschu has replaced all previous mentions of Rumbling Heaven being the third realm with Purgatory.


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141 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 245” - NO SPOILERS

  1. You guys… why does Yun Che have to win the fight?

    As long as he wins Xia Qingyue’s heart, then he’ll get a heaven defying beauty with armor instead of just the suit of armor by itself right?

    And in any case, this ending is better. The honor goes to the Frozen Cloud Asgard sect and they’ll gain power. And due to his relationships with that sect, he’ll ally himself with them.

    And honestly ask youself. Does Yun Che even need armor? His Buhhda art hasn’t even reached his final form.

    I foresee that someone will be targeting Xia Qingyue for her virginity and hopefully this suit of Armor will be of use for her protection.

    *sigh* unfortunately because of plot armor, the suit of Armor will be given to Yun Che as a gift wither because it will be the sign of Xia Qingyue accepting him as her husband, or because the suit of Armor doesn’t fit her as it was originally meant to be gifted to a male of the heavenly sword villa…

    There are so many possible outcomes… but there is one outcome that we can agree on and that is that by the end of this, Cang Yue will become a woman…. (9€9)/

    1. Hi.
      Nice post, but Ling Wugou did not said who is the winner yet! I, too, hope, that Xia Qingyue will win, because it will be good to the story, and Xia Qingyue knows that she has lost! That is good for Yun Che!

    2. “There are so many possible outcomes… but there is one outcome that we can agree on and that is that by the end of this, Cang Yue will become a woman…. (9€9)/”

      My man!

    3. “There was a type of indescribable “daze” within her clear eyes, as she stupefyingly looked at the Yun Che in front of her.”
      AND
      “Ling Wugou finally regained his wits. He glanced at Yun Che with an extremely complex gaze”

      Those 2 Lines make me think that Yun Che lost on purpose, maybe cuz if he continued attacking she might rly die, I mean! its the third gate! and he also used the attack of the third gate! no matter how powerful she could not survive, and she didnt just survive but also didn’t get harmed.

      1. “No matter if it was Yue Che, or Xia Qingyue, they were both clearly near exhausted of their profound energy; yet the might of this strike surpassed their everything from before. It was entirely not inferior to that overwhelming flame wave, which even burnt down the Frozen Cloud Domain, in any way.”

        No way Xia Qingyue can defend against that attack in that state.

        Also he ended up in this state:
        “All of his clothing were in shreds”

        and as he said, he would not let anyone else look at his wife. Really hints towards a miss on purpose with the 200 ft crater on the ground.

        The real question is what happens next, do they take the public W knowing it’s a L secretly setting up for more “I owe him sooo much” or does she interrupt and give him the win.

        1. It does mention how Xia Qingyue doesn’t really care about who wins in this fight. But Xia Qingyue will probably give up her supposed “victory” since she owes Yun Che a lot. Her profound veins and probably from severely injuring if not outright killing her during this fight + their wife-husband relationship which seems to still bother her, ambit a little.

    4. To be honest, after all the reckless and stupid stuff he’s done these past 2 chapters, I’m glad he didn’t win.

      And of course he doesn’t need the armor, I was hoping it’d just get gifted to the Heavenly Sword Villa under some pretense of repayment for all the hospitality they’ve shown during the tournament.

      One thing that’d be hilarious from the aftermath of all this though, if Xia does give him the armor, and comes to give it to him while he’s making a woman out of Cang Yue, We’ll see if she’s still okay with the concubines.

      1. Yeah it’s dumb.. he put himself in view and offended several huge clans. Of course, Yun Che has plot armor… but in any normal situation his actions would result in either his freedom being taken away or his death.

        idk why people in these novels get so hype about tournaments.. I could understand them going to the max while fighting for their lives, but these tournaments aren’t life and death matches, you’d think they’d care for their lives a bit more.

        1. My sentiments exactly. If he hadn’t trained plot armor to the third stage he’d be entire screwed by now, good thing he invested most of his training into that.

        2. Idk either, he burnt out the phoenix blood, destroyed his body and potentially revealed himself to that phoenix sect who he knows will kill him if they find out. All so he could show how much of a man he is by beating up his wife. Worst part is with the way they left the chapter, I bet he somehow wins the tournament and thus doesn’t suffer any consequences for his recklessness.

    5. It’s so silly to get upset by a loss. Thawing Xia Quingue’s heart is how he wins the fight — it is why he was fighting so hard, and the only prize that really matters. The armor, if and however he gets it, is just bling compared to that. What ever the formal result, the real question is: did he win the wife?

    6. Nah, the author will most definitely make Yun Che win this fight. He mentions it so many times that he absolutely has to win. Unleashed a power the Evil God’s Third Style and even used its ultimate skill. He also tells Xia Qingyue that he’ll tell her his second reason for coming to the tournament AFTER he defeats her. The author gives you a hint to his win.

      Instead of wearing the Dragon Armor for himself. He’ll likely give it away. His body is basically that of a Dragon anyways with his 6 drops of dragon god blood fortifying his body topped with Great Buddha.

      Not to mention he’ll later receive two more gifts from the Dragon God after he reaches the Earth Profound Realm.
      Oh… and there’s also the dragon corpse he has stored in his Sky Poison Pearl he still hasn’t used. It’ll probably increase something about him.

  2. i’m not surprised. the first prize is armor the second a pill to (rapidly) increase profound power. MC already has OP Way of the Buddha as armor and lacks Profound strength. Xia is the precious wifey that may not be hurt EVER, so everyone gets what he deserves (i just hope thang ling yun will give his price to his littlle brother, then everything will be perfect 😀 )

  3. Awesome fight if you look at the battle alone but on the other hand horrible fight and testiment to Yun Ches stupidity to reveal his phoenix powers in front of people who will most likely recognize it for such a simple reason as to try to beat his wife in an public arena fight. He could have just let her win and make a private all out fight after without exposing his secret and putting himself, the village, his gf the moon princess, his friends and the phoenix spirit to such grave danger but well the author does what he does i hope he will at least get some waifu action after this is over 😛 Let the harem begin
    I belive that when they announce the winner they will notice that Waifu is also unconcious resulting in a draw 🙂
    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

    1. If he didn’t go all out then do you really think Frozen Asgard would have consented to a private fight with a guy that shows up at their door? No matter how good a showing he did at the tournament? Especially when it heir apparent that they don’t think she should have married? No. It was now or never to get her and them to recognize him as someone worthy.

      Plus showing his full might will deter some people that thought they could attack him, and entice others that would want to get next to such a bright shining star. Which will help elevate the Blue Flame Academy and increases the Princesses prestige. The reverse is true, some will want to destroy him before he gets too powerful, but there are always risks and rewards to any action.

      He made the choice consistent with his character. He isn’t afraid of conflict or hardship, he uses it to force himself to grow. Plus he’s already targeting the Phoenix clan, since he needs to destroy the rogue Phoenix Spirit. Anyone that hunts him will just end up hunted in return.

  4. Remember a few chapters back……

    “As for the second reason…”
    “I’ll tell you after I defeat you!”

    this combined with his smile makes it still possible that he won.
    (though if this is true I would have preferred a tie)

    1. Glad someone noticed xD

      But Xia Qingyue will probably concede the fight instead. Though i understand and agree i would have liked to see a tie but… i doubt that will happen after he said “the second reason I came to the Ranking Tournament was to prove to you that I Yun Che am qualified to be your husband and not your return of gratitude and charity.”

      Which can probably be taken as… I have to win this fight (which he constantly mentions beforehand).

      Man’s gotta be stronger than his woman 😮

  5. I think in the pause before the announcer says her name she is going to surrender. Which will also signify to Yun Che that what he said about being worthy to be her husband is accepted by her.

    1. Not sure when they added the Translator Note, because it didn’t see it when i first read the chapter (i read the chapter within 5-10 minutes of its release) but it explains that the author laters swaps the naming of the Evil God’s Third and Forth Style later on.

  6. So he won the fight but lost the match huh?
    Looks like he didnt hit her with his strike on purpose, so that she knows he COULD have won but she still won the match and so the tournament.
    yun che doesnt need the armor, he needs the pill and wifu knows hes the bawz.
    pretty good conclusion, if it werent for him braking his promise + going into neae vegetable state by using 3rd form lel

    btw: i dont quite get the preview gif…

  7. Funny comments.

    Yun Che obviously won. There is no doubt about it. Whenever Yun Che declares he’ll win… he will.

    He obviously struggled throughout this fight and kept on fighting until he broke his limits. He constantly mentions how he must win this fight with Xia Qingyue… and whenever he fights someone who is supposedly 1… 2 realms stronger than himself, even if said person is 2 realms stronger than himself he’ll still win, though just barely.

    This last strike of his was clearly the strongest attack he’s used up to date. The only reason why Xia Qingyue was not injured was probably because Yun Che didn’t want to attack her directly with this strike… knowing that she may be severely injured or even killed. I suspect her weapon to have either been blown out of her hands or to be broken (since their weapon grades are the same it is not impossible).

    Oh and… think back to his quote:
    “As for the second reason…”
    “I’ll tell you after I defeat you!”

    The author even gives us a very strong hint lol

    The audience and Ling Wugou will probably think Xia Qingyue won seeing how she is unscathed and Yun Che is bloodied and unconscious… Xia Qingyue would know best who really won at this point. She or Chu Yuechan will most definitely tell everyone who really won.

    The author absolutely loves to describe how visibly shocked Xia Qingyue and Yun Che’s fights affect people. This definitely happen. It’s a reoccurring theme/setting that happens in all of Yun Che’s fights. Of course, I’m not complaining. I absolutely love this series because of this xD

  8. When did Yun Che get so stupid? What he did this chapter and last is nothing but endanger himself and revel his trump cards to his enemies for a stupid tournament he knew he wouldn’t win

  9. so why is the 1st realm Falling Moon Sinking Star
    and the 3rd realm Destroying Sky Decimating Earth?

    shouldn’t destroying planets be stronger than earth and sky?

  10. Honestly, I am really glad with this outcome. I might have even be bit disappointed Yun Che was actually aiming for win. This is the best way to win her wife’s heart for good, I was in so many thoughts from last 20 chapters as for how he is gonna make her fall for him?

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