ATG – Chapter 258

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Chapter 258 – Finding the Hope of Life in Despair

Xia Qingyue touched her own cheeks and felt her ice cold tears.

She was stunned in place, because she couldn’t believe that she was shedding tears.

Things such as tears were too unfamiliar to her. After she wept that one time when she was four, she never shed a single tear again. Frozen Cloud Asgard’s Frozen Heart Arts made her calm under any circumstance; no happiness, grief, sorrow, or anger. Under the Frozen Cloud Arts, her heart was always cold and effective. Practically nothing could invoke a tremble in her heart… Apart from when she faced Yun Che.

…And only when she faced Yun Che.

She did not understand the reasoning behind this either.

But at this moment, after touching the tears on her own face, she finally came to a conclusion…

Her jade white hand slowly hung down and lightly touched Yun Che’s face. Her line of sight had already became fuzzy because of her tears. In this fuzziness, what she saw wasn’t a frozen stiff face, but a face that was sometimes unwavering, sometimes apathetic, sometimes overbearing, and sometimes smiling…

In her world, Yun Che was a very special existence. It was not only because they were husband and wife, but also because he was different from all the other men she had met… Those other men were either terrified and couldn’t look her in the face in front of her, or tried too hard to put on a guise of an elegant noble, but were still unable to hide their lecherous eyes, which disgusted her. Only Yun Che… was able to completely be himself in front of her. Even when he was in his most dire straits, he did not feel the slightest bit inferior to her. He was so incredibly mysterious that it felt like she wanted to completely understand everything about a man for the very first time. Sometimes, he was so calm that it amazed her, sometimes he talked and acted like a child, and sometimes he acted like a scoundrel… But she was able to instill every one of his aspects into her heart, and then accidentally recalled them one time after another…

Only, she was a person who was destined to chase after the peak of the profound road. To achieve this height, she was willing to let go of everything and naturally expel those images which were subconsciously imprinted in her heart…

Except, in this world, not everything was controllable through willpower alone.

After the first tear dropped, her eyes became stream that overcame all its obstacles. Streaks of tears flowed down uncontrollably and quickly moistened her entire face.

“Yun Che… You don’t need to wait for the next life… In fact… on the Sword Discourse Arena, when you defeated me, you had already conquered me…”

“No matter how much I meditate… I couldn’t genuinely completely seal away all of my emotions. My constant indifference was merely my own selfish way of escaping…”

“At that time, for the sake of opening all of my profound entrances, you used more strength than you could bear and almost permanently damaged yourself. If not for you, the Xia Qingyue today would not exist… You have fought with all your might on the Sword Discourse Arena only for the sake to prove that you are qualified to be my husband. You would rather use extra energy and intensify your internal injuries to divert the direction of your attack than harm me… And right now, you protected me for my sake again, with all your strength and life force… You’re obviously very smart, but do you actually believe after doing all this for a girl… that there would still be a girl who wouldn’t be conquered by you…”

Xia Qingyue slowly stood up and placed both her hands on her chest. She shut her eyes and lightly said: “Yun Che, you’re the man who I, Xia Qingyue, had married. How can you just die like this… As a husband, you did many things for me, and I never bore any responsibility as your wife…”

“At least this one time, I want to let you know… I, Xia Qingyue… am willing to be your wife…”

A dim ray of blue light emerged slowly from Xia Qingyue’s body and gradually became more concentrated. Its illumination made this ice-cold area seem extra illusionary. These blue lights lasted a long time until Xia Qingyue drew it out and gathered all of it into both her hands, and condensed it into gaudy, icy bristles of blue light within her jadelike hands.

Xia Qingyue gently stooped down and laid both her hands over his stomach. She had a bewildered expression as she silently watched the blue light flow out like water onto Yun Che’s stomach enter within his body bit by bit… Very quickly, a layer of dim blue colored halo of light appeared over the surface of his body.

When the light dimmed, a weak and gentle light illuminated the incredibly tranquil face of Xia Qingyue. She lightly shut her eyes. At this very moment, she was indescribably beautiful.

………………………………….

Yun Che had already fallen into the abyss of death. Before the moment his consciousness had completely faded, he believed that he would never wake up again.

But under the abyss of death, he suddenly started sensing the existence of his body. The ice cold sensation on the surface of his body became clearer and clearer, and was no longer as unbearably cold as before…

Did I arrive in an icy hell?

…Before he died, he killed many people; after death, he was going to go to hell no matter what…

Yun Che felt a sharp pain slowly being transmitted from his chest that made his consciousness become increasingly awake. Little by little, he opened his eyes and barely caught a glimpse of a few weak rays of blue light.

“You’re finally awake, hmph! You didn’t die even like this, your life is really tenacious.”

The sound of Jasmine’s voice echoed by his ears. Although the her voice was panting with rage, it was still unable to conceal the sound of joy and relief.

“I… didn’t die?” Yun Che made great effort to open his eyes and said with a tone of disbelief. Although his internal organs were still in pain, it wasn’t like the shattering pain from before. The air was ice-cold, but it was no longer a bone-piercing cold. On the contrary, a feeling of warmth spread over the surface of his body. His five senses had been restored to normal and his four limbs had also regained their sensations. His originally completely exhausted body had also regained some strength.

“You should have died, but that girl gave all of her profound strength to you, sealed your internal injuries and isolated you from the cold air, so that you can temporarily regain consciousness. However, this is the inside of a Tyrant Profound Beast’s body, it’s simply impossible for you two to leave. Therefore, you two will still die in the end… The only difference is that the order is inverted. She is going to die before you.”

It was… Qingyue?

Her profound strength… she gave me all of it?

Yun Che’s was astonished. He clenched his teeth and suddenly supported himself up. Under the weak blue light, he saw Xia Qingyue peacefully crouching over his body. Her snow white face was incredibly calm and peaceful without a trace of emotion, but it had a slight trace of an incomprehensible satisfaction.

“Qingyue! Qing….”

Yun Che’s hand touched Xia Qingyue’s hand. Then, he withdrew it like lightning with a look of horror on his face. Because she cultivated in Frozen Cloud Arts, Xia Qingyue’s body was slightly cold already; however, it wasn’t a freezing cold, but a rather refreshing cold. But now, Xia Qingyue’s body was as cold as profound ice.

“She used all her profound strength to moderate your internal injuries, help you withstand the cold, and restore your vitality. She doesn’t have any profound strength left to protect her own body and simply cannot withstand the cold air here. If it wasn’t for her body being accustomed to the frigid cold all year round, then she might have already froze to death before you woke up. However right now, she is at her last breath… This is an ice attributed Tyrant Profound Beast, the cold air within its body is severe. It is simply something you two cannot hope to resist!” Jasmine said coldly with furrowed brows.

“Qing… yue…”Yun Che got up with great difficulty and slowly touched Xia Qingyue’s cheeks with his hands… His movements were very very soft since the Xia Qingyue right now was like an icy beauty that would break on contact. It made one’s heart ache and suffocate.

She, who was obviously cold and detached towards him from the start was willing to quietly protect him before his severe injuries had healed, and when he met great danger, was willing to leave with him… Now, she was willing to risk her own life in order to save him.

He never understood why she was cold and indifferent towards him all the time, but right now, he clearly saw through her true intentions under the surface of that frozen exterior.

“Qingyue! Wake up quickly… Qingyue… Wake up!”

He gently shook Xia Qingyue’s upper body and worriedly shouted for her to get up. He immediately had an idea and took out a large pile of clothes from within the Sky Poison Pearl and laid them over Xia Qingyue’s entire body until all his own clothes had been taken out… And in the end, even took out the Jasmine’s pink bed sheet to wrap them tightly over Xia Qingyue’s body.

Only, the temperature here was too terrifyingly low. The cold air permeated Xia Qingyue’s body like a nightmare and gnawed away more and more of her remaining life force.

“Not good… I must leave. Only death awaits here… Have to leave!!” Yun Che clenched his teeth with all his might and tried to get up. A sharp pain transmitted from his chest. His back and his rigid limbs weren’t completely listening to all of his orders, and made him fall down ruthlessly again. Before he struggled one more time, he suddenly discovered that in this pitch black darkness, in addition to the blue glow on the surface of his body, there was another strand of green light.

Yun Che rapidly raised his left hand and shockingly saw the Sky Poison Pearl was glowing with an illusory ray of green light.

This was the Sky Poison Pearl’s detection light, and the flickering green light was especially strong, proving that it the thing it discovered was so close to him that it was only a few steps away!

“Don’t tell me there is actually a treasure hidden inside here?” Yun Che said subconsciously.

Jasmine appeared and looked at Xia Qingyue, then looked at the shining Sky Poison Pearl and coldly said: “This ice attribute profound beast is able to open its mouth and swallow half a mountain. Swallowing an extraordinarily precious treasure is not strange at all.”

Yun Che gasped for breath with all his strength and reached out to point forward: “Jasmine, can you go take there and take a look at what the Sky Poison Pearl found… After all, the Sky Poison Pearl is emitting a very strange light time time. Not only is this time’s light intense, the frequency it is flickering at is also very high. Perhaps it’s something that it doesn’t usually find.”

“You’re dying soon, why do you still care about some strange treasure?” Jasmine’s small and exquisite brows locked in place as she said somewhat angrily.

“I don’t care about some strange treasure… Rather, I care about any possible traces of hope!” Yun Che crudely gasped for more air and said: “There is nothing on me that can help Qingyue and I leave this place… Right now, the only thing that can save Qingyue and me is only some sort of teleportation thing… Just in case…just in case what if that precious treasure actually had a space attribute!?”

“Naive! Do you truly believe there are such coincidences in this world?” Jasmine mumbled to herself, but still walked towards the direction that Yun Che pointed in. Her exquisite and delicate red figure quickly entered the darkness… Shortly after, Jasmine suddenly let of a cry of surprise from up ahead.

Yun Che’s mind suddenly trembled. Something that made Jasmine cry out in such alarm absolutely had to be some extraordinary object. He eagerly asked: “What did you find? Is it actually a treasure with space attribute?”

Jasmine’s voice echoed through in a peculiar way: “Your life is truly tenacious to the point that makes me jealous! Although it’s not the the precious treasure with space attribute that you wanted, it could still protect you against death… It’s no wonder that an ice attribute Tyrant Profound Beast could appear here. So it actually swallowed it into its stomach! All year round, it had been absorbing its overflowing power… Yun Che! Catch, then swallow it!”

Under the half excited, half serious Jasmine’s voice, an azure blue speck of light flew out from the darkness and landed in the middle of Yun Che’s palm.


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187 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 258” - NO SPOILERS

  1. lucky for that tyrant beast that yun che already used his phoenix blood against his wife, otherwise it would have been quite painfull for it even if it was strong enough to survive it, lets see what he does now although I am not sure how that new treasure will help them escape

      1. I know most probably it is the water seed; however, considering how strong that monster is, the power up shouldn’t be able to do him much, otherwise he should be able to fight against Thrones. Yun Che does have advatage of being inside so he can do internal damage, but it still seems not enough. Consider the sword attack Yun Che took in the tournament without it making any damage to him, same should happen with Yun Che’s attack.

        1. If it´s the water seed he will only be able to protect himself and his wife from the cold I think. Maybe roam through the stomach of the beast and surely he will use the lotus to restore her profound energy. But in the end the time in this dimension will be over and they will be ported back I think.

        2. This can be guessed quite easily. Water Seed -> Immune to Cold (His power will skyrocket). He then can prevent his wife from dying.
          He then got enough time to swallow the Flower and his power will once again skyrocket. Given that the flower only requires one day, one can guess that he will use this time to power up quite a bit.
          And after the two days, they will be teleported back. This is forced and only dead people won’t send back. Since both would be alive by then … 😉

          But it’s just a guess.

          That LordBunny was faster than me. T_T

    1. Most likely thats gonna be the way out but the process of “getting laid” is makes me wonder.. Yun che has two days to accomplish this mission. OUR HEARTS ARE WITH U BRAH!

      1. The coincidence is
        – that he meets a tyrant profound beast due to finding another legendary treasure by chance,
        – is swallowed WHOLE by that tyrant profound beast without being smashed or bitten to pieces,
        – it is exactly that tyrant profound beast that has swallowed no other legendary treasure but that very exact Evil God Seed as well,
        – the Seed has not been integrated into the Tyrant Beast´s body but is stuck inside its stomach
        – and Yun Che ends up in a place close to that Seed.

        That is the kind of “coincidence” I´m talking about.

        1. Oh that’s not some coincidence though

          – meets a tyrant profound beast not by chance they already know about it before picking up flower that it had a guardian.
          – swallowed whole by that tyrant profound beast, ofc he is so huge they are like ants with such a big suction power.
          -again he can find it anywhere that will be also by chance for example he fall down into water BUT that water exactly had seed no other water.
          – evil god seed can only be used by person who had evil god veins.
          – Even if he was in same location without poison pearl he cannot find it and that place suppose to have a lot of treasure.

          This like adding anything we do in daily life by chance xD

          1. True, it was explained in chapter 48

            [“The Evil God’s memories had mentioned that this Profound Sky Continent was created by the Evil God at that time; on this Profound Sky continent, he had five places of refuge. Before his downfall, he left five “Seeds” in these respective five places. It also clarified that….” Jasmine took a glance at Yun Che: “Only those who had inherited his power, would be able to find them!”

            “That means, only we will be able to find them?” A wave of excitement hit Yun Che, and he hurried said: “What exactly are those five seeds? Are they powerful? And how am I supposed to find them?”]

        2. If you remember the seed cannot be absorbed by non evil god veins peoples but it is beneficial for them. The fire seed had an emperor dragon who only lived next to it.

          1. The Seed cannot be absorbed as in dissolve into the beasts body and profound energy.
            But it could very well be absorbed as in being transferred into its veins like food and then be transferred by the blood flow or the profound energy flow to a more vital place where the Seed´s power would be even more efficient like close to the heart or brain.
            But instead the Seed is stuck inside the stomach.

          2. Well that make sense it could be that someone protecting it like that fire dragon or that giant stomach basically have another world inside xD

            we should just wait some more chapters for it.

          3. Well there is nothing that says the seed can be absorbed through the veins either so IMO the fact that it’s still in the form of the seed is entirely possible and even more likely. Also because I don’t want reply a second time, regarding the not chewing him conversation with ooguro. IIRC the reason why the beast didn’t just kill him outright with something was because he didn’t want to destroy the lotus so chewing him into nothing would pretty much do the same thing.

        3. For @2 point without being smashed, here bit copy/paste.

          In the darkness, he experienced countless canyons and incredibly long tunnels. He closed his eyes and maintained “Sealing Cloud Locking Sun” with all his strength during this process, because this was the only thing they could rely on to not be smashed to bits during these courses of events.

          1. If the tyrant beast would have chewed him then he wouldn´t have been able to stay in one piece. That´s what I mean.
            The beast simply swallowed him without chewing at all.

          2. He is like Huge giant which can swallow big lands of that place, why he will chew ants? and with such a high speed suction they will go inside very fast.

    1. Yun Che! you have failed this Xianxia. Twang. The sound of the arrow leaving the bow echoe like thunder.
      Seriously man. You had sex in a place where every living thing want to kill you (it’s no different than Deitroit man). WITH a woman so old you can call her grandma. Compare to that, sigh. The only creature that want to kill you have literaly ate you already. PLUS you partner is legally yours WIFE. And you still couldn’t get it on?!

      Shame on you smoth Che! Shame on YOU!

  2. Oh damn dont tell me i was right and that beast has the Ice seed of the Evil god in his damn stomache :ooo
    I hope it is then he can propably safe her 🙂
    Thanks for the chapter

  3. Yun Che you lucky devil.
    So he now gets the water seed and becomes completely immune to the monster’s ice, gets access to Frozen Asgard’s techniques and a general powerboost.

    Then I expect him to refine the Emperor Lotus right there in the stomach, water it down with some Emperor Dragon blood and carve the monster from the inside.

    And then harvest it. All at once.

      1. Xia just dumped all her current mana, he can dump it back when he’s no longer dying from ice himself.

        (Although he also has physical injuries so they aren’t just back up to 100%, but he definitely can get her back up to functional level.)

        1. don’t forget they said that profound beasts eat the rare treasures at the most suitable time and this beast is already in the tyrant realm but hadnt eaten the lotus so it’s possible that the lotus might not be used anytime soon

      2. When he first ingest the fire seed wasn’t there something about it reseting yours cultivation + gut wrenching pain?

        I don’t think he gonna feed it to someone else other than himself

        1. You’re thinking of the evil god VEINS, not the SEEDS.

          The profound veins are generated from the drop of the evil god’s blood, and it is extremely painful and resets your cultivation and destroys/renews your profound veins.

          The seeds on the other hand are very comfortably consumable for people with the evil god’s inheritance.

          1. They also not only give you power over the element and immunity but increase your profound strength so he’ll definitely get into spirit realm from it and maybe leap to earth realm straight after with the lotus.

  4. Everyone is saying things like “what a coincidence -_-“, but, if the Tyrant Profound Beast itself isn’t a coincidence and instead was put in there by the evil god?, i mean, there was also a strong profound beast guarding the Fire Evil God Seed, why can’t another guard the Water God Seed?
    Also, Jasmine found it strange that the Heaven Basin Secret Realm was put in there, and moreover, from it’s form, she said that a extremely strong expert was needed in order to create such a realm

    1. Well a item which you don’t know location about without map can only be found by coincidence, even if it was put in dungeon, space or underwater he can only come across through it by coincidence so nothing wrong with it. at least sky poison pearl helpful for it, if he is in same location.

    2. Well, not a coincidence that a terrifying beast is a result of drawing on ambient power of whole TWO extremely high power-granting items.

      Is quite a coincidence that Basin opened up to the ice realm just when he went in, but it’s more in line with regular plot contrivance that happens like everywhere.
      Although the level is slightly raised because if not for it, he’d be absolutely screwed out of the mcguffin gatherting quest.

      1. That place was filled with treasure and that giant beast ate a lot of its land so of course some will be inside, in first place they went there for treasure hunting and his pearl really good item for it. without it finding high grade treasure would be terribly hard.

  5. Why call it a coincidence?
    He never would have found it without the sky poison pearl but some people want to act like it fell into his lap. But it’s inside the belly of an ice attribute beast who had been waiting hundreds of years for a flower to mature so it could eat it. But noooooo… eating an ice attribute evil god bead is far beyond what such a creature might do. Even if he’s looking for all the beads people won’t be happy with him finding them. If there weren’t extraordinary circumstances surrounding the appearance of a bead people would say it was boring, but if there is they break out the “plot armor” and “coincidence” whining. If you want a story where main characters die go read the malazan book of the fallen series…

    Bet you thought I was going to say something about another well known series. Naw. GRRM is crap.

    1. The coincidence part is that he did not go there looking for it specifically. Yun Che didn’t do any detective work to find it — the Earth Dragon cave, the Phoenix cave, nor the Fire Seed either. All the ducks lined up on their own.

      Finding it there is not a surprise to us. That was pretty obvious — a bout every reader expected him to find it in the basin even before it was revealed to open into a winter wonder hell. He’s fated to encounter these things in times of greatest danger (they were placed in dangerous places after all). It’s just a little unsatisfying that he’s not a bit more proactive about it.

      On the other hand, I rather liked the revelation that the Sky Poison Pearl is learning to detect the ebil seeds.

      1. It’s not surprising, sure, but I think it was well justified in the plot.

        If you combine the facts that
        1) Heavenly basin is an incredibly difficult-to-get-into/dangerous place
        2) Sky poison pearl
        3) Tyrant profound beast (found the seed ages ago, probably)
        etc., it makes a lot of sense as to why the seed would be in there.

        I mean, if you enter a late game dungeon, you’re going to expect phat lootz to be there.

      2. aren’t those things suppose to get found by accident? i mean why he would go looking for dragon/phoenix trial in such a huge world when he don’t know anything about them. i can see him doing this when he get powerful enough to research places to challenge but right now he just adventuring randomly.

        and about finding seed even before it was revealed to open into a winter is because many people leaked spoilers which gave alot of confident to those who guessed it i mean look he had not even find it but everyone is already 100% sure xD

        anyway i don’t really get how this is suppose to be big deal if that’s not how it should be then how it should be?

        1. By accident? No, Che fought for those things.

          The sky pearl was inherited, but he went through great pains to hold onto it, eventually leading to his death in his other life.

          The heavenly basin ticket was only earned through his countless life and death experiences/training that he accumulated over the past 1-1.5 years

          The thing he couldn’t really control was the tyrant profound beast, but given the nature of the heavenly basin, it’s not strange that supreme experts and treasures are found side by side.

          1. by accident i mean about locations of those trials but yes indeed in the end he has to go through hell inside, just finding it is not enough.

      3. Actually, you are wrong, Yun Che already thought that there was something like a divine beast’s Trial, because the Wasteland Of Death, same as the Ten Thousand Beast Mountain Range (i think it was like that), had become a place filled with profound beasts, in the exactly same layered way, just that he didn’t purposely try to reach the center because, unlike the Mountain Range, at the inner parts of the Wasteland Of Death, there actually were Sky Profound Beasts.

  6. Thanks for the chapter, Qingyue words were epic… while some of you are crying “plot armor“ and coincidence and bla bla bla, i`m happy about it as long as he can save himself and her, even more for the fact that i really hate the whole revive waifu/family kind of plot and seriouly i really hope is next life and death situations will be how can i say it… a little less severe ? xD and come on he was on the 10 level of the true profound realm for almost a entire volume by now it was about time for a new power up -_-

  7. Oh. Good thing. Guess he’ll get Spirit profound realm like 5th level or something. Thus with his new immunity he can spend most of his energy on Qingyue to save her ass. Yay.

    Thanks for the Chapter!

  8. So the flower thing that can raise profound strength of : ( Elementary Profound Realm –to–> Earth Profound Realm)… and since Yun Che has Sky Poison Pearl he can refine it perfectly I bet he will get to Sky Profound Realm, since Xia Qingyue said it could take her to that level. ( hope he can make more than 1 pill so they can both level up. If she really lost all her profound strength does that mean shes back at elementary level 1?… So if she takes it she will go to Earth Profound strength of like 5 im guessing.

    1. No. She kept her cultivation, she just drained her strength. Think of it like this, she emptied the tank, but the tank stays the same size, the flower increases the size of the tank.

  9. I was hoping Yuanba would eat the flower after he is enraged because of Yun Che’s death and claim the title of MC.

    Pfft .. Bloody Plot Armor

    I really hope a Xanxia lets go of a MC.

  10. I’m just wondering why didn’t he sense the presence (that heart thumbing stuff) of the seed like the fire-seed?!
    Other than that i hope we will see some exiting/erotic stuff in the next chapter

    1. Probably cuz he did, the author couldn’t leave us with a cliff…
      This way, we’re almost 90% sure its a seed, but it’s still vexing not to know for sure.
      I have had ATG tab pinned and constantly refreshed since previous chap.

  11. Thanks for the chapter Kitty, alyschu, and the author! Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack ❤

    1. I went through and reread the (in my opinion) most epic moments of the story so far such as the rebirth of his profound veins, both the phoenix and dragon god trials, his fight with Qingyue, etc. It helped alleviate some anxiousness.

  12. “Before he died, he killed many people; after death, he was going to go to hell no matter what…”

    Yep, totally no chance he could avoid hell after killing millions… oh wait LOL

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  14. “Naive! Do you truly believe there are such coincidences in this world?” Jasmine mumbled to herself, but still walked towards the direction that Yun Che pointed in. Her exquisite and delicate red figure quickly entered the darkness… Shortly after, Jasmine suddenly let of a cry of surprise from up ahead.

    Don’t underestimate the mc plot armor, hahahahaha. We all knew he was going to get the water evil good seed here, it was the only way he would be saved. So, now his strength will rise a bit and he will be able to survive, nice, nice, and he will also be invulnerable to ice and be able to use the asgard arts.

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