ATG – Chapter 273

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Chapter 273 – The Sudden Truth

“Not an… illusory realm?” Even though these were Jasmine’s words, Yun Che was still shaking his head: “Impossible! I’m very certain that can’t possibly be the real world. It’s only an illusory realm!”

Jasmine faintly said: “Although I’m not sure why you are so sure that was an illusory realm, I am even more sure that it was the real world. Also, in deciding whether or not a world is real or not, I’m much more qualified than you! With your current strength, you’re also absolutely unqualified to determine whether or not it’s an illusory realm.”

Yun Che: “…”

He was certainly incapable of determining whether or not that was an illusory realm… Even in realms of the Phoenix Trial and the Dragon God Trial, apart from them being incredibly dangerous, he felt that they were no different than the real world. If he hadn’t entered them during a trial, but had entered them under different circumstances, he wouldn’t have even believed that they were illusory realms.

But Jasmine wasn’t the same. The realm she was in was something that Yun Che had absolutely no way of comprehending. Her understanding of the elemental laws and her comprehension and understanding of spatial laws was something that Yun Che had completely no chance of reaching up to. When they entered the Heaven Basin Secret Realm, Jasmine could immediately tell the time that the Secret Realm was in and the fact that this was something that wasn’t created by the people of this plane… Finally, with the confirmation from the Evil God’s soul, he found that that it indeed wasn’t something created with human strength, but something that the Evil God had created.

“The place we were in before that you believed to be the Azure Cloud Continent, had complete and stable elemental laws, natural laws and order laws. These laws are the basic laws that are absolutely impossible to create instantly in an illusory realm! Also, from the completeness of the laws, that was a continent that had existed for several billion years!! It’s absolutely impossible for it to be some illusory realm… Even if the True Gods still existed, it’s still impossible to create an illusory realm that has more stable and complete laws than a continent that had existed for several billion years!”

Yun Che: “!!!!”

“It’s absolutely impossible even for the Evil God… let alone a soul fragment of the Evil God. That piece of soul you conversed with was already extremely weak. Using its final strength to be able to complete a round trip teleportation is already its absolute absolute limit. It’s absolutely impossible to create an illusory realm! Even a most simplest of spirit realms is impossible!”

Jasmine’s words were like one strike of shocking lightning after another that exploded in Yun Che’s brain. It turned his entire brain into utter chaos, as if it was a huge wave that crashed into heaven…

That wasn’t an… illusory realm?

That was… the real world? A real world that actually exists? It was the Azure Cloud Continent that he was so familiar with?

Then Su Ling’er… and time…

No! Impossible! Ling’er had obviously already passed away. She passed away in my arms and I personally buried her. How could that have been the real her… and also the time. If they were actually in the Azure Cloud Continent, it shouldn’t be that time at all…

“There’s more…” Jasmine’s voice continued during this moment: “Not only is that Azure Cloud
Continent an actual existence, its distance from the Profound Sky Continent shouldn’t be too far, because its laws of elements, nature, and order have many similarities with the Profound Sky Continent. It and the Profound Sky Continent might actually be on the same planet. Only…”

Jasmine stopped for a bit. Her voice had a little doubt to it: “Azure Cloud Continent’s fundamental laws are the same as Profound Sky Continent’s laws, but the temporal law which should have the most similarities are actually a bit different… Hmph! Although interfering with the time law is fundamentally impossible, for these sort of lower planes, it’s absolutely impossible for my perception to be wrong! Perhaps, Azure Cloud Continent’s temporal law has been tampered with, or maybe Profound Sky Continent’s temporal law has been tampered with, or maybe both have been tampered with!”

Jasmine’s words have been filtered time and time again within Yun Che’s head, making his originally impatient and disorderly brain even more chaotic… Now, he suddenly raised his head as if lightning struck his brain…

He suddenly remembered that in the realm of the Phoenix Trial, the Phoenix spirit told him something very strange…

“…It seems that the girl whom you call Ling’er must have really been very important to you. And also because of her, your inner self holds heavy regret. However, you don’t have to suppress this regret in the depths of your soul. You have passed through the reincarnation cycle due to the Heavenly Profound Treasure and it has tampered with this world’s karma. Under the butterfly effect, time, dimension, and planes will also change as well. Your regret and debt, you may have not yet lost your chance to make up for them.”

“…”

“…”

Heavenly Profound Treasure…

Passing through the reincarnation cycle…

Butterfly Effect…

Tampering with karma…

Interfering with time…

These words rampaged within Yun Che’s brain until they finally slowed down. With his unimaginable rebirth, with Jasmine’s words, with Su Ling’er in the Azure Cloud Continent within the “illusory realm”… Everything began to slowly make sense…

Passing through the reincarnation cycle… after he died in the Azure Cloud Continent, he woke up in a dead body in the Profound Sky Continent…

Isn’t this precisely going through the reincarnation cycle… Since after a person’s death, all of their memories and life should have been washed away, since they reincarnate into a completely brand new next life. But for himself, he retained all of his memories from his previous reincarnation…

If the Azure Cloud Continent that he was in wasn’t an illusory realm, then the Su Ling’er he met wasn’t an illusion… Then, wasn’t it precisely… karma and time that had changed…

Him “passing through the reincarnation cycle” was a fact, because it was his most genuine and strange experience, then… then… Azure Cloud Continent’s time interference, Ling’er’s existence… were real too!?

However, even Jasmine had said interfering with time was fundamentally impossible… Also, he didn’t have the so called Heavenly Profound Treasure that was able to “pass through the reincarnation cycle” on his body. The only Heavenly Profound Treasure that he had was the Sky Poison Pearl, and its powers were concentrated in poison, medicine, refinement, containment and finding things; they had nothing to do with “reincarnation” at all. Apart from the Sky Poison Pearl, he had no other Heavenly Profound Treasures at all. If he really had one he didn’t know about, how could Jasmine not sense it?

“Jasmine…” Yun Che breathed a deep breath and quietly asked: “Within the Heavenly Profound Treasures, is there anything that allows… passage through the reincarnation cycle, and tampering with karma?”

“…I just said, temporal laws are fundamentally impossible to be tampered with, but I never said that it’s absolutely impossible to tamper with them, precisely because among the seven Heavenly Profound Treasure, there exists a heaven opposing item that can cause time to flow in reverse. It’s precisely the seventh treasure of the Seven Heavenly Profound Treasures, the “Mirror of Samsara”. The power of the Mirror of Samsara is precisely ‘tampering with cause and effect and transmigration’! After the complete destruction of the True Gods, there hasn’t been another power that was sufficient enough to tamper with time and dimensions. Apart from the ‘Mirror of Samsara’ that is able to interfere with time, there’s also the sixth treasure of the Heavenly Profound Treasures that could interfere with dimension, the ‘World Needle’.”

“The abnormalities of the temporal laws within the Azure Cloud Continent made me precisely thinking about the possibility that someone used the ‘Mirror of Samsara’… this is an extremely interesting discovery since at least this shown that the ‘Mirror of Samsara’ once manifested on the Azure Cloud Continent! If ‘those people’ knew about this fact, then perhaps a terrifying wave of carnage would sweep through this plane!”

Mirror of Samsara… Mirror?

Yun Che’s heart suddenly throbbed, and he subconsciously held the pendant that he always wore.

Could it be…

“Jasmine,” Yun Che calmly said: “If the Mirror of Samsara actually manifested, then you can probably sense its existence with your power right?”

“No,” Jasmine denied: “Amongst the seven Heavenly Profound Treasures, the Mirror of Samsara’s abilities are the most heaven opposing, but the reason it’s ranked last is because every time it activates, it must hibernate for twenty years. Within these twenty years, it does not have a shred of power. It’ll become the same as most ordinary mirrors.”

“…”

Yun Che’s heart rate accelerated. He held his pendant tightly… In his memories of the Blue Wind Empire, he wore a pendant since young and never took it over. Similarly, in the Azure Cloud Continent, he had always worn it. In two different continents, two different lives, he had a pendant that he always wore with him.

After opening this pendant, there was a little mirror… A little mirror that could not possibly be more ordinary.

But according to Xiao Lie, the reason his birth parents were chased and killed was because of an item known as a… “Heavenly Profound Treasure”!

Could it be that it actually is… one of the seven Heavenly Profound Treasures, the Mirror of Samsara?

If it really was the Mirror of Samsara, it would explain why he went from the Profound Sky Continent to the Azure Cloud Continent and the period from the Azure Cloud Continent back to the Profound Sky Continent…his memories, his life’s transfer, without any breaks! All the questions could have a correspond explanation…

If it really was the interference from the Mirror of Samsara, then… then… the Azure Cloud Continent that he just went to… the Su Ling’er he had personally embraced…

Were also real!!!

His life in the Azure Cloud Continent, disruption in reincarnation, disruption in space and time… everything was real!!

Su Ling’er… is still in this world! Still on the Azure Cloud Continent that he was familiar with and grew up in!

Then, his master… perhaps with the reverse flow of time, might still be alive! After all, when Su Ling’er was ten, he was only twelve. At the time, he was still traveling the world with his master!

“That was Ling’er… that was Ling’er… that was actually Ling’er… She didn’t die… she’s really Ling’er…”

The sudden facts exploded Yun Che’s brain. All the blood in his body practically began to boil. He looked at both his hands and violently trembled all over… He always thought the Ling’er that he had obviously seen and closely embraced was nothing but an illusion created by the Evil God. Jasmine’s words, combined with his experience with the voice of the Phoenix spirit made him hear the morning bell. His Ling’er had just been in front of his eyes, by his side. He treated her like an illusion and then left just like that…

Yun Che growled from the bottom of his throat, then fiercely reached out and pounded his head. He was occasionally mad with joy and then occasionally had a nervous breakdown… the Ling’er he was madly in love with was still alive. In his anger and regret, he treated her like an illusion, and didn’t bring her back at all…

All of Yun Che’s weird reactions had finally started to make Jasmine understand them. Looking at the pendant that he had been grabbing onto in his hand, she suddenly said: “So that’s how it was, no wonder you went to that continent and lost control when you saw that little girl… It’s also no wonder why Sky Poison Pearl fused together with your body…”

“Don’t tell me, the one who activated the Mirror of Samsara’s power… was you!?”


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125 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 273” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Thanks for the chapters, and the things Yun Che has to do in the future grow even more… i’m really looking foward at how things will go in the future chapters.

  2. So he died from the poison and was reincarnated. Then after living with his master and ling’er he unknowingly activated the mirror after swallowing the poison pearl and killing himself causing a distortion in space and karma causing him to go back in time, retake his original dead body, and survive the poison instead and continue on…

    Damn…

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

  4. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!It doesn’t work! It SHOULDN’T work! And yet it does! Why?

    My butt hurts! The cause-effect relation in this novel got even more screwed up than in that “Looper” film.

    The pain! It hurts! All the tropes that I don’t like started popping up in this xianxia! And it was so good in the beginning!!!

    P.S. There are actually 2 solutions left to resolve the paradox. Either introduce ‘multiverse plot’ (which I hate even more than poorly written time travel) or make somebody travel to Ling’er, put a scar on her leg, rob her of the treasures left by Yun Che and tell her to keep the meeting with new Yun Che a secret from his old self.

    1. I agree with you on the film but there’s another way out. DUN DUN DUUUUUN God Che rewrite space-time rulez or simply travels normally between dimension-like worlds like it’s a given for the MC

  5. So trying to understand this chapter

    The mirror was given to him by his parents and I’m going to assume it was charged already. So when he died (16yrs old) the first time he was reincarnated into the Azure Cloud as an infant and was picked up by his master. He grew up (27+yrs old) and died again. it being more than 20 years the mirror was charged up again and he was reincarnated into his original body. Which means he traveled 27+ years into the past.

    So the story being told is of his third life when he is brought back (27 years) from his second life to his first life dead 16 year old body. Since the story started its been only a year and a half or 2 at most. Su Ling is supposedly two years younger then he was when he was on the Azure Cloud. So she shouldn’t be 10 years old when they meet thanks to the Evil God transporting them to the Azure Cloud……Right?

    It was also suggested that Azure Cloud and Profound Sky are on the same planet/world since all the laws are very similar. As well as all the medicine he picked up in the Azure Cloud.

    1. How he obtained the mirror is currently unknown. It could have been from his master/parents/Random Sick(or Injured) Character/etc.. I am assuming the mirror was not with him during his first life as Xiao Che, and was obtained during his second life, due to the fact he only stated of his memories of being in the Blue Wind Empire and not of the Xiao Sect.

      Like most time-traveling devices, they normally are kept on the user when they travel. Yun Che was 24 when he jumped off the cliff, and while unknowingly used the mirror to go back to his first life. The mirror during that time could have been used most likely by his parents to keep him safe, and prevent the mirror from falling into someone’s hands, since like the Dragon Balls it is undetectable until the time limit ends.

      Jasmine said it’s a possibility they are in the same world, however she also stated that the temporal flow in either the Azure Cloud Continent, or the Profound Sky Continent has been altered or reversed. However, my current question is, Yun Che is currently traveling with his master which I assume had the Sky Poison Pearl on him at least a year before being killed(Yun Che being 17 when his master died).

      How did his master come across the pearl assuming he’s not Xiao Che in disguise(which pretty much makes the series into one gigantic temporal loop(because what gods don’t lack a good sense of humor)? If his master had the Sky Poison Pearl during/before the time he was still 12, are there now two pearls in existence?

      all in all wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

  6. | “There’s more…” Jasmine’s voice continued during this moment: “Not only is that Azure Cloud Continue an actual existence, |

    |Azure Cloud Continue|

    Shouldn’t it be Continent?

    Also thanks for chapter.

  7. So many people can’t get the timeline right… Just reread chapters don’t rely on others to tell you what is happening. Most the comments are wrong.. too many people over thinking it..

  8. Cool chapter. This means when he died to poison the pendant reincarnated him 11 years back in time to an infant(never mentioned what exact age). Then 12 years later when his original body is 17, his reincarnated body is 12(stated in this chapter). 15 years later when his reincarnated body was 27( his orig body would be 32 if it hadnt died) and died he was reinarnated 16 years back to when his original body was 16.
    There is a 5 year gap between the 2 main characters, so original “Xio Che” was born 5 years earlier than Yun Che, when he was born the Medical che hadnt been born yet.

  9. Now what I want to know is what happened to doctor che. He should still be alive since che went back in time, but would he still have the xio che personality. My guess would be he is a different person without the pendant in this timeline. But what about the pearl, does his master no longer have the pearl as well? Wasnt he killed for it or was it another reason? It would make sense that his master doesnt have it since that would be duplicating powerful artifacts making the mirror really op, but maybe because the pearl fused with che there can actually be another physical pearl.

  10. Wahhh! I love this mind boggling type of stories. Actually,I think that this story is about parallel dimension were you exist both world, although what happened in azure continent is already irreversible,maybe, MC will realize that the reason why Ling’er was so in love and never gave on hin despite his hatred when he was in azure continent was because of what happened in this chapter. Its the same logic with Insidious 1 and 2.. well thats’s just my POV.. 🙂

  11. Hmm.. there just one tiny bit in all that that I cant seem to understand… that is when the first Yun Che from from Sky Profound Continent, died he got the pendant on him and thus reincarnated into baby yun Che in Azure Cloud Continent… however why didnt Baby yun che retain the memory from his past life??? yet when he return back to his original body he get all the knowledge of both life…

    1. Also jasmine saying that the temporal law is different… is it that the ”Sky Profound world” that Yun Che and Waifu got sent to was in the past… which mean that the current ling’er is much older then 10 year old?

      If I get what jasmine talk about correctly, then my guess would be that 16 y old first yun chu die. He reincarnate more or less like 27 year in the past, when 2nd yun che dies he dies at around the same time as first yun che and get sent back to his original body with the Sky Poison Pearl. 1 year 6 month later Evil god send him like 16 year in the past. He meet with 10 year old Ling’er, give him the armor and extra stuff for protection, get sent back to present. During that time Ling’er survive thx too Yun Che’s gift. and is now around 26 year old in the present…
      hmm would that make any sense???… err dunno… since Jasmine said the true evil god was only a remnant of the spirit and thus cant tamper with the temporal law of the world… it would mean what they were sent to was still the present… and not the past… if that is so… too many things would just not make sense…

      Another thing if in current world Ling’er is only 10 year old then it would mean Yun Che Master is also still alive no? then would it mean the master also have the Sky poison pearl on himself?

      bah whatever that whole thing is just… too confusing… too many plot hole…

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