ATG – Chapter 38

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Chapter 38 – Peerless Sage

Chu Yueli’s words stupefied Xia Qingyue.

Of course Chu Yueli knew of the profound veins’ Fifty Four Profound Entrances. It was common knowledge amongst the profound practitioners. She understood the concept of fully opening the profound entrances, but it was only plausible in theory as no one had ever heard of anyone achieving such a state. It has been said that only the ancient gods were capable of having “Heavenly God’s Spiritual Veins”. It was simply an extravagant expectation that humanity could never obtain!

Ever since Xiao Che’s acupuncture treatment, Xia Qingyue felt that her spiritual and physical state had improved tremendously. The channeling of her profound strength had become very smooth. The flow of her profound strength had also been completely unobstructed. These changes occasionally came with a “this body cannot actually be mine” sort of feeling. Having recalled what Chu Yueli had told her about the Heavenly God’s Spiritual Veins, Xia Qingyue went into a state of shock….

The Fifty Four Profound Entrances were fully opened… Heavenly God’s Spiritual Veins….

How could this be possible! How was this possible!!

But, as one of the Frozen Cloud’s Seven Fairies, why would Chu Yueli speak an untruth? Given her level of training in the seventh level of the Sky Profound Realm, how could she not sense the state of Xia Qingyue’s profound vein? As a Frozen Cloud Fairy, Chu Yueli had long since sealed away her emotions, but at this moment she couldn’t help but show genuine excitement on her face.

But, how could I…

Could it be…. be….

In Xia Qingyue’s mind, she saw Xiao Che’s figure… She remembered the mornings they spent together as he treated her with those silver needles. She remembered the reasons he gave her for the treatment “to disperse the cold” and “to clear the meridians”. She remembered how Xiao Che would be completely exhausted after each treatment….

She recalled every one of the silver needles that pricked her body…. There were a total of fifty four!! It was the same as the number of profound entrances!

Could it really have been him?

No…. it could only have been him! Aside from him, there were no others who have touched her body. And because of his “treatment”, her body had shown such an enormous change.

But, he was only a member of the Xiao Clan, not to mention a person with a damaged profound vein, how was it possible that he had such an ability….

It could be seen that Xia Qingyue did not have an immediate answer because her eyes were full of uncertainty and complex emotions. Chu Yueli extremely positive that, in the short span of a few days, Xia Qingyue must have went through an incredible experience. She quickly asked: “Qingyue, quickly, tell me who or what allowed you to clear all your profound vein entrances?”

“It… it was a person…. only I didn’t think he went so far…”

“A person?” Chu Yueli was filled with shock: “What was this senior called? Or what did he look like? With such godly abilities it would be impossible for no one to have not heard of him!”

“An ability that can shock all those under the heavens” these words used to describe the man with the ability to completely open the profound entrances was definitely not an exaggeration.

“If I told you I’m an exceptionally skilled spirit doctor, would you believe me?”

The words that she once ignored, were now beginning to occupy her thoughts. Only, her feelings right now was earth shattering different than of that time before.. At the same time, she recalled that after Yun Che’s third treatment, he breathlessly told her: “Qingyue, my wife, if one day your master discovers your changes, definitely do not tell her it was from my treatment….. unless you want to become a widow….”

One person who, in a short time, can complete open the profound for another. If someone with his capabilities, were to have his name spread far and wide, one can imagine the uproar and danger that would follow from those who would, at any cost, seek out this power for themselves.

“He said he was a spirit doctor.” Xia Qingyue had on a complicated look: “Only, he did not permit me to tell anyone else anything about him, I beg your forgiveness master.”

Hearing Xia Qingyue’s plea, Chu Yueli became quite disappointed, but she did not press further, and only gave a nod: “To have such an ability that could even oppose the gods, he must be a saint with the power to transcend the mundane world! Let’s not question something we have no hopes of understanding! Within the Blue Wind Empire, I am acquainted with a doctor who is not only very skilled, but also has the ability to open three of the profound entrances. He became known as Blue Wind’s number one doctor. But when compared to the man who can fully opened the profound entrances, Blue Wind’s number one doctor isn’t even fit to be the dirt at his feet. Hidden experts, like the one that treated you, typically try to avoid the public eye. You received his gift, and thus you should protect his secret.” Qingyue silently nodded in her heart.

Those days, each morning he treated me while exhausting his own profound energy, claiming to “disperse the cold air” and “clear the meridians” were only a cover. His true intentions were to completely open her profound entrances. Qingyue finally realized Yun Che’s intentions after listening to Chu Yueli. And the “ability that could even oppose the gods” her master said, were actually all done using merely a few silver needles.

What exactly was he…?

Chu Yueli had a very pleasant smile on her face, the way she looked at Xia Qingyue has also changed. The way she looked at Qingyue was many times more passionate than before. Solemnly, Chu Yueli said: “ When we return to the Frozen Asgard Palace, I will definitely report this to Milady. I believe the Lady will be very pleased and even accept you as her personal disciple. You will have access to all the resources within the entire Asgard. Given your current level of profound training, even if you only put in the minimal amount of effort you will still become one of the greatest geniuses within Frozen Cloud Asgard! In the next Blue Wind Ranking Tournament, you will inevitably become famous, and your name shall be known throughout the empire! Perhaps, because of you, we may finally break away from the fated suppression that lasted several hundred of years under the Heavenly Sword Villa! Our name would then be number one throughout the Blue Wind Empire!”

“…I will definitely work hard and not disappoint Master.” Xia Qingyue nodded slightly, as mixed emotions ran through her head.

“Oh right! Qingyue, since that senior gave you such a great gift, he must favor you quite a bit. Did he leave you anything or tell you how you can find him?” Chu Yueli asked with hope. Even if she were ten thousand times smarter, she wouldn’t be able to guess that this “senior” was even associated with the useless trash in everyone’s eyes, Yun Che.

“…no.” Qingyue shook her head.

“Sigh, I got a little too greedy.” Chu Yueli tried to pay it no heed and smiled, but then was overcome with a sense of disappointment: “However, should this skilled individual visit Frozen Cloud Asgard, even if only to grant us a tip or two, it would definitely be immensely beneficial to our Asgard.

Then, Xia Qingyue suddenly recalled something in her heart. After some hesitation, Qingyue said: “Master, at that time he mentioned he was looking for three things…. Seven Profound Gem Grass, a Purple Veined Heaven Crystal, and lastly an Earth Profound Realm beast’s core. If… If we can find those three things for him, then perhaps he may visit the Frozen Cloud Asgard and express his gratitude to us.”

Xia Qingyue was not very good at lying, and when she said those lies she did not even dare to look Chu Yueli in the eyes.

“Purple Veined Heaven Crystal, Seven Profound Gem Grass, and an Earth Profound Realm beast’s Core…” Chu Yueli muttered the names of these three items in a low voice, and memorized the names in her heart. “Although these items are extremely difficult to obtain, given the power of our Frozen Cloud Asgard, it would not be impossible. I will discuss this matter with Milady and she will decide on how to handle it.”

“Qingyue, let us go now. The Lady and the other members of our Sect will never expect the surprise I am bringing to them.”

Chu Yueli held onto Xia Qingyue and took her into the sky. In an instant they reached hundreds of meters, turned into two streams of phantasmal trails, and headed northwest.

This was Xia Qingyue’s first time flying through the air. Although it should have been a very exciting experience, her turbulent heart was preoccupied by something else.

They soon passed the limits of Floating Cloud City. Xia Qingyue glanced back, and tears formed in her eyes as the city grew distant. The restlessness in her heart could not be calmed.

In the end, what kind of person are you?…… In this world, who can truly understand you?

You’ve done me such a huge favor, just so that I won’t be able to forget you? From now on every time I train in the profound, I will surely think about you….

You were banished from your clan, but where did you go? Where are you now?

“Qingyue my wife, are you asleep?”

“Wow wow! Qingyue my wife, did you become even more beautiful today? Men always say their wives grow more beautiful by the day, and it was actually true.”

*sniff sniff* “Qingyue my wife, did you stealthily go pick jasmine flowers in the morning? If not, how can you be so fragrant? Could this be the legendary female body fragrance?”

“Qingyue my wife, after the month is over and you depart for the Frozen Cloud Asgard, we probably won’t have another opportunity to see one another… When you’re away, will you occasionally think about me?”

………………

“Qingyue my wife”, that was how he would always call her. He addressed her like that at every given opportunity. She slowly became accustomed to that title….From now on, she knew she would never again hear someone mention that title when referring to her. The thought caused her heart to tighten. As she thought about it, her heart continued to ache.

“Qingyue? What’s wrong? Why has your heartbeat become erratic?” Chu Yueli glanced at her from the side.

Xia Qingyue gently shook her head: “I’m fine, just…a little homesick…”

Chu Yueli did not grasp the true meaning behind what Xia Qingyue meant when she said “home”. Chu Yueli said with relief: “When a girl leaves her home for the first time, it is only normal to be sentimental. But the day your profound training reaches the Sky Profound Realm, traveling vast distances will become a simple matter. When that moment comes, it will be easier for you to return when you miss home.”

When Xia Qingyue mentioned home, Chu Yueli naturally thought of one person, she casually said: “Your younger brother, I remember his name… Xia Yuanba. Yesterday, I took the opportunity to check his profound vein; he was naturally born with nine profound entrances. Although his talent is mediocre, his profound veins are a whole two times thicker than that of a normal person’s. It was the first time I have ever seen anything like it. Perhaps, that is one of the reasons why your brother is so burly. I will try to find more information regarding his condition once we return.”

“I thank Master for the consideration.” Xia Qingyue said gently. Her eyes shifted towards the direction of her home and she gently murmured: “After I’m gone, Yuanba will also head toward New Moon City by himself and enter the New Moon Profound Palace. I hope he won’t get bullied and always live in peace……”


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46 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 38” - NO SPOILERS

    1. This was only inevitable. From chapter 1, I knew they’ll never *really* marry. An Xiaxia novel cannot start out with such severe restrictions. Xiaxia are about adventure, empowerment, and personal journeys. How can such a thing be done, when you’re locked back at home? Something had to happen.

      Only once he’s free from the bounds of the earth, will Yun Che be able to carry other people on his back. Right now, he has to undesirably carry the world. :u

      P.S: Heh, I playfully thought to myself: “Qingyue’s brother, the muscle head, has to be Yun Che’s sidekick! He was not mentioned for no reason!”
      And sure enough…Both of them go to the same place.

      1. Nah, marriage never stopped a Xianxia character… it just made the female less important to the over all plot…

        The real problem is that his wifey is too much stronger than him and as such would be too much of a crutch… and with her position, most people won’t touch him if they knew…

        So it’d be harder to pressure himself to get stronger.

        1. Yeh, that’s why I prefer it if they don’t get married. I also prefer no harem so that one female character can actually get proper development. Sometimes I feel like the writers of Xianxia have been single all their lives because they can only give a 1-Dimensional portrayal of women.

          1. I agree. There’s only one web novel in this genre I can think of that has romance as a central theme, and that is Doulou Dalu. When Tang San’s eyes become red with bloodthirst, and he becomes an “asura”, for the sake of Xiao Wu, that is precisely the weight that actual love brings. Their romance is very pure, and extremely believable. All characters in that novel are actually quite in-depth developed and nuanced, and it is unquestionably one of my favorites for many reasons.

          2. call me stupid or shallow but i tend to like when the MC has a romance with multiple women and keeps them all happy by spending a decent amount of time with occasionally
            i really don’t like when MC chooses one girl over others, even tho he has feelings for all of them. While this may be how real life works, this just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
            “Love” has never been something that a man or woman can only have with one man or woman (tho if women have more than one man its ugh weird af, but the opposite works [yes subconsciously i also think the same])
            the thing about some xianxia writers that keep mc with a single wife is that they make the wife’s character much less interesting than the other woman whom the mc has some feelings for (issth: altho xu qing cares for meng hao from the bottom of her and would die for him, she is much too simple of a character and has so little interaction with him. on the other hand, chu yuyan will also die for meng hao and loves him the same amount as xu qing (and he also somewhere deep in his heart has the same feelings for her) she is much more fleshed out as a character)

    1. Well, she really was a mega B*. She was even worse than the most despicable of Femdom Tsundere.
      But, with the plot-powers of our protagonist, she calmed down a tid-bit.

      1. How? Did you look at the marriage from her point of view? She’s basically an elite marrying someone many many freakin’ levels lower than her.

        If it was a marriage of love and she had issues cause of his lack of power and refused to marry him, I’d understand getting pissed at her or thinking badly of her… but its an arranged marriage…

        She’s being arranged into marrying someone lower class and kinda at the bottom of the barrel… and to make things worse, he’s a cripple while she’s a super beauty and a genius (and not just in the weak city either)…

        Just the fact that she was willing to marry him shows how great of a person she is.

        If the 2 of them were originally lovers and then she didn’t want him because he was weak, I’d understand the hate… but she was pretty cool considering how unfair the marriage was on her part.

        Normally, if a woman marriage, they’d want to marry UP… and in an arranged marriage, it’d be more so. And Xiao Che was basically an embarrassment and shame in their culture.

        She basically took that humiliation on her. So she’s actually pretty great of a person.

  1. Fairtheewell Xia Qingyue, your legend begins now.

    Achievement Unlocked: Homesick Spouse
    Achievement Unlocked: Earth-Shaking Spirit Doctor

    1. Yeah.
      When I decided to read it I didn’t expect it to be so good. I thought it would be closer to MGA or CD. This was a really pleasant surprise.

      1. Mhm…The author chose an interesting way to start the story.
        You can say the entire intro, the entire exposition, took 38 chapters. Most stories, especially Xiaxia, do not do that. They throw you to the action fairly quickly. TGA, on the other hand, took 38 chapters to actually start the story. The story can be said to truly start from this point (I said that before, but now it really does seem like that!)

        TGA had a rocky start, I think so as well. The first few chapters were really bad, especially because of the RomCom narrative it laid down — it was way too sticky and happy. The info-dumps were also extremely severe.

        But, to those who persevered to learn about the characters…Yeah, the story actually becomes fun.
        It’s just that the author loses a shit ton of points for taking so long for the story to be fun. Also the info-dumps. Why.

    1. Always fear your doctor, they know where it hurts and how to make it hurt worse. Not to mention the multiple ways they can kill you, or for that matter torture you to the limits of life yet still leave you alive.

  2. some are born great some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them – twelve nights/shakespeare
    I dont know why when reading this chapter i suddenly remembered this line to describe Xiao Che..

  3. I feel bad for Qingyue… Yun said if him and aunty weren’t related he’d marry aunty so when Yun and Qingyue meet up after a couple years after she finally found out she likes Yun he’s going to ask for a divorce and then go marry his lil aunt.

  4. His true intentions were to completely open her profound entrances. Qingyue finally realized Yun Che’s intentions after listening to Chu Yueli.
    I laugh at this

    Finally remember my username!

  5. OK, so, first of all, let me make it known that the author and translator are dicks, for causing me to be embarrassed in front of many strangers with all the weird noises I made in celebration of how awesome Yun Che is.

    But secondly… I don’t see where all this suspense is coming from. With his god-tier medical skills, even if he hid almost all of them so that he appears only a tenth as good as this Blue Wind’s #1 doctor dude, he should be able to get pretty much anything he wants. Certainly enough money and influence to easily crush the puny Xiao Clan within a month. Getting those materials may prove more tricky without revealing the true extent of his abilities and thus putting himself in mortal danger, but still… His medical abilities should get him a pretty easy ride…

    Though, that’s assuming no other complications arise………. fat chance. 😉

  6. So little question is the pace going to be on the same level as the first 38 chapters?
    While the story is well written the lack of improvement in power as well as the slow tempo of the story are by far slower then i thought it would be.
    Giving its a Level Up genre i expected a little bit more action and power ups but there has been no clue to that beside his invisibility pill madness.

  7. So their journey shall start now, so far i was suck into this story so far i like it, and his wife was such an amazing person and due to that he got her to become OP wifey. He also said that he will always never will wrong those who helped him and his family.

    On the other hand the exciting revenge he seeks to those who tried to harm him and his family, their faces will be priceless XD

    And her brother is going to be in the same city as the mc interesting 🙂

  8. “In the next Blue Wind Ranking Tournament, you will inevitably become famous”
    This could be the chance for Wife’s and Husband’s reunion if Husband decides to anonymously enter.

    I really like how the novel progresses slowly, as Che hasn’t even started cultivating yet. I wonder what things we’ll get to see before he can actually start gaining power.

  9. ok so i like this a lot, only one man has had Che’s wrath descend upon his damnable soul and yet it was described with such visceral detail.(i like that, no complaints) but they to boot the character development is very good with a slower story that builds to power ups unlike other stories where characters have disgusting plot armour where its like “oh look you died but dying only caused you to be enlightened or some crap and now you’re twice as god damn strong” or where they build up some intense separations between cultivation levels (like core formation and nascent soul in er gen stories) only to have the mc gain one or multiple abilities that allows him to utterly trash enemies that are waaaaayy to powerful for him to even scratch let alone kill. In this story i get the feeling that cultivators are strong and all but they are also mortal, such as how Che was able to shank the hell out of yunlong or whatever his irrelevant name may be

  10. Hearing Xia Qingyue’s plea, Chu Yueli became quite disappointed, but she did not press further, and only gave a nod: “To have such an ability that could even oppose the gods, he must be a saint with the power to transcend the mundane world! Let’s not question something we have no hopes of understanding! Within the Blue Wind Empire, I am acquainted with a doctor who is not only very skilled, but also has the ability to open three of the profound entrances. He became known as Blue Wind’s number one doctor. But when compared to the man who can fully opened the profound entrances, Blue Wind’s number one doctor isn’t even fit to be the dirt at his feet. Hidden experts, like the one that treated you, typically try to avoid the public eye. You received his gift, and thus you should protect his secret.” Qingyue silently nodded in her heart.

    hehehe… I can’t stop giggling at the fact that she is praising someone she called trash(well, not exactly, but her attitude said it all) herself and that his greatest luck in his life was that facade of a marriage… But then she, unwittingly, starts to call him saint that can oppose the gods with power above the mundane world and that the number one doctor is not even fit to be the dirt at his shoes, in other words, someone far above even herself. If only she knew… HAHAHAHAHA.

  11. So his best and only friend had profound veins that are twice as large compared to other people, but not that many are open.. while the mc can open profound veins… gee, i wonder where this is going..

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