ATG – Chapter 535

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Chapter 535 – Yun Family’s Will

That strange little girl’s profound strength was way too scary. She could definitely instant kill an Overlord effortlessly. But with her power from before, even if it wasn’t fire, she couldn’t instantly kill Yun Che. The hell-like eighteen months that he spent on the Primordial Profound Ark refining himself in the spatial storms wasn’t for nothing. Even Jasmine said that with Yun Che’s body now, in terms of strength, he wasn’t weaker than a low-level Monarch, and even his recovery rate far surpassed that of a Monarch.

But “couldn’t instantly kill”, didn’t mean could not kill. With the large difference between their powers, if she wanted to kill Yun Che, it would be as easy as pie.

The energy was fire profound strength, so naturally, it was impossible for it to threaten Yun Che’s life. When the sea of flame fell onto him, he hid himself within the fire, concealed his scent with Hidden Flowing Lightning before the fire went down, went underground… and made it out by a thread.

If it weren’t for Hidden Flowing Lightning, even if he had a hundred lives, he would still be dead.

“There’s someone coming from the south, more than ten people. If you don’t want any trouble, leave here immediately,” Jasmine warned.

Yun Che stood up, dusted himself off, and felt a little afraid… three more days and it would be the Demon Empress’ Grand Ceremony. Originally, he wanted to warm up his body, and get used to Extreme Mirage Lightning, but he almost lost his life because of it. He still had something important that he wanted to do at the Demon Empress’ Grand Ceremony. If he died just like that, he would die without justice.

Yun Che concealed himself, avoided the people who came to check the situation, and went back to Demon Imperial City. On his way back, he was cautious, so his speed was slow. When he finally returned to the Yun Family, the sky was already starting to brighten. At this time, a few people among the Yun Family were already busy working… it was almost the Demon Empress’ Grand Ceremony. The Yun Family treated the Demon Empress’ Grand Ceremony very seriously, because it most likely would determine the future of the Yun Family, so they had to prepare thoroughly.

Yun Che went back to the Yun Family, and immediately passed out. He didn’t mention any of his ‘exciting adventure’ to anyone. After all, he went out in the middle of the night and saw a little girl completely naked… it was not something he wanted to describe to someone else.

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Three days passed by in the blink of an eye.

There was nothing different about today’s Demon Imperial City, it was just more crowded. But, even normal people who didn’t have profound strength could feel a different scent in the atmosphere.

Today, the Little Demon Empress had been on the throne for a full hundred years. In the past, every Demon Emperor was on the throne for a thousand years with no exceptions. On the throne for a hundred years meant that it was merely a tenth of the time. However, what was different about this time was, even though she was the Illusory Demon Emperor, her title was not Demon Emperor, but “Little Demon Empress.” Decades ago, before the Little Demon Empress’ hundred-year reign, there had already been an unusual atmosphere in the Illusory Demon Royal Family.

Everyone guessed that today might perhaps be the day the secret movements within the dark would explode… The Hundred Year Grand Ceremony was the perfect timing.

Today in Demon Imperial City, there was a great possibility that something serious would happen.

Yun Che woke up very early, pushed open the door, and saw Yun Qinghong already standing in the courtyard, silently facing those withered grape arbors. Hearing the door being pushed open, he didn’t turn around, and said in a calm voice, “Che’er, you’re awake.”

Yun Qinghong was covered in heavy morning dew, obviously having stood there for a long time. From the shadow of his back, Yun Che saw his burden and seriousness… These days, he had been preparing for the Demon Empress’ Grand Ceremony day and night. The shadow of his back told Yun Che that he was not confident with what was going to happen today… He was even a little pessimistic about it.

Yun Che’s footsteps paused, and after a short hesitation, he said, “Father, I have a question that I always wanted to ask.”

Yun Qinghong turned around and looked at him, “Did you want to ask, why I, your father, would be willing to be this loyal to the Demon Emperor’s Clan?”

“Yes, and no,” Yun Che replied. “The Yun Family is one of the Twelve Guardian Families, loyal to the Demon Emperor’s Clan. It is a mission that has been passed down from our ancestors. Grandfather and the previous Demon Emperor were like brothers. The Little Demon Emperor and Father also called each other brothers. From this, we could see that the Demon Emperor’s Clan had always valued us, the Yun Family. But… after the Little Demon Empress inherited the throne, she placed guilt on our Yun Family several times. On top of losing Grandfather and losing the ten great cornerstones of the Yun Family, it made it even worse. The younger generation also fell behind the other guardian families because of it. Even more so, today’s Yun Family is mocked as unqualified to stay in the Twelve Guardian Families.”

“The Little Demon Empress has been on the throne for a hundred years, and we, the Yun Family, had been guilty for a hundred years, and could not lift our heads and rise. This is the main reason why the Yun Family has been falling so speedily. And in the days that Father controlled the Yun Family, most of the preparations were for the Little Demon Empress, and the preparations for the family were secondary! The Little Demon Empress treated the Yun Family like this, but Father not only held his tongue without any thoughts of betrayal, and you still put in all of your efforts. I… don’t really understand.”

“Blaming the Yun Family wasn’t what the Little Demon Empress wanted,” Yun Qinghong sighed and said. “She blamed the Yun Family out of helplessness. And in this situation, a large part of this was caused by our own Yun Family.”

“Because Grandfather lost the Illusory Demon Royal Family’s Demon Emperor’s Seal?” Yun Che asked.

“That was only the cause,” Yun Qinghong answered. “The Illusory Demon Royal Family ruled all the souls in Illusory Demon Realm, and have the twelve families’ loyal protection. As of today, it has been ten thousand years. In this past ten thousand years, because the Yun Family was backed by the Profound Handle, our overall power had always been above the other guardian families, and had never been surpassed. And because of this, our Yun Family had been valued the most by the Illusory Demon Emperor. During your Grandfather’s generation, he had been given the title of the Demon King, and the Demon Emperor even announced that your Grandfather would have equal footing to him. In reality, that position is even higher than that of dukes! He was below one person, but above all the others.”

“Che’er, if you were from the other guardian families, yet there was someone always above you, how would you feel? There would be envy… Originally, the positions were on the same level, but a member of the Yun Family received the title of ‘Demon King’, glory and honor that the other guardian families all longed for. It also made the position of our whole family immediately surpass that of the other families… How would you feel then? It would be easy to feel envious and imbalanced, and there would be a lot of hatred.”

“…Could it be that, a hundred years ago, the other guardian families joined together and pressured the Little Demon Empress?”

“That’s right,” Yun Qinghong replied, closing his eyes. “Your Grandfather was the Yun Family’s core, and the ten Grand Elders were the Yun Family’s cornerstone. Losing any one of them was a huge blow to the Yun Family. But over the course of one night, we lost your Grandfather and all ten Grand Elders. The highest and most important level of the Yun Family’s skill immediately fell behind. In addition, the Demon Emperor’s Seal was also lost in the Profound Sky Continent. Those guardian families who were envious of the Yun Family all those years finally got their chance, and made people in the Demon Imperial City broadcast the Yun Family’s ‘unforgivable crime’ to the whole Illusory Demon Realm. The whole Illusory Demon Realm was filled with denunciation against the Yun Family, until it was so bad that there had to be some heavy punishment to calm everyone down.

“And that was led by the Helian Family, with over half of the guardian families involved. The families that I am sure that didn’t participate, were your mother’s Mu Family, and the Under Heaven Clan that doesn’t like to make trouble. Led by Duke Huai, various royal clans also criticized our Yun Family, saying that the Yun Family was unforgivable, and if it weren’t for the hard work and protection of ten thousand years, killing the whole clan wouldn’t be too much… It must have been at that time that Duke Huai’s bloodline became disloyal. After all, the Demon Emperor’s bloodline was bound to go extinct, and he hoped to replace it.”

“Back then, the Little Demon Empress had just taken over the throne, so it wasn’t stable, and she was a woman. After her, there would not be any more pure Demon Emperor’s bloodline, and on top of that, due to the loss of the Demon Emperor’s Seal she cannot cultivate in the 《Golden Crow’s Record of the Burning World》 and receive the power only Demon Emperors possess… Under the heavy pressure as though she was walking on thin ice, she couldn’t help but blame the Yun Family. However, she never killed anyone from the Yun Family. She only cut the resources of the Yun Family for a hundred years, and forbade us from entering Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley, making this generation of the Yun Family poor in resources, and seriously weak… However, this kind of weakness was a shield for our Yun Family. When we were so weak that we couldn’t even be a threat, our enemies left us in peace.”

“I… see…” Yun Che nodded his head slowly.

“Che’er, you have to remember,” Yun Qinghong said seriously. “The First Demon Emperor was a savior to our Yun Family’s ancestor. If it weren’t for the First Demon Emperor’s actions, our clan would have gone extinct ten thousand years ago. We swore that as long as the Demon Emperor’s Clan existed, the Yun Family would protect them. These past ten thousand years, the Yun Family never had the thought of betrayal! And from this day forward, we will continue to keep our word!”

“But, what we’re protecting is the Demon Emperor’s Clan! The inheritor of the Demon Emperor’s bloodline! And not those impure dukes who only have some of the Demon Emperor’s bloodline! Even though the Little Demon Empress is a woman, she has a complete Demon Emperor’s bloodline. Since she is on the throne, she is the real Demon Emperor! As long as she is still on the throne, our Yun Family will do everything we can to protect her loyally.”

“But…” Yun Qinghong’s voice deepened, and his eyes turned cold, “If she was really forced off the throne, and some other impure duke became the Demon Emperor, then the Yun Family’s mission to protect ends there. At that time, leaving the Twelve Guardian Families would actually be something we want! We don’t need a title given by the Royal Familes!”

Yun Qinghong was serious. From his eyes, Yun Che saw determination. Yun Che nodded deeply, “Father, I understand. Even though I didn’t grow up in the family, the blood of the Yun Clan flows in my veins, and even more so, it is the Patriarch bloodline’s blood. I will not disobey Yun Family’s will!”

“Mn.” Yun Qinghong nodded and smiled, even his locked eyebrows relaxed.

Yun Che looked at his expression, hesitated a little, but asked anyways, “That Duke Huai, is he really that powerful? From Father’s expression, it looks like you’re worrying a lot.”

Yun Qinghong sighed softly, “A month ago, you should have already noticed their presumptuous and insidious behavior. That day, Helian Peng said personally that half of the guardian families have already fallen on Duke Huai’s side. Among the Royal Clans, more than sixty percent united with Duke Huai as the leader. They gathered a large amount of experts from the royal families, and recruited strong practitioners from remote areas in the Illusory Demon Realm. Controlling these powers, Duke Huai was naturally able to do whatever he wanted. But the Little Demon Empress is not an indecisive person. She never took any actions towards Duke Huai’s well-known ambitions. It was not that she didn’t want to or didn’t dare to, but because she couldn’t do it. If she really did take action, it would have had difficulty succeeding. In turn, it would give Duke Huai a suitable excuse to pressure her and attack her. On the other hand, even though Duke Huai has enough power, he hasn’t taken action yet, and the main reason is also because he didn’t have an excuse to do so.”

Yun Che, “…”

“Patriarch, all of us are prepared. We are just awaiting Patriarch’s order.”

Outside of the large door, a respectful, serious voice sounded. This voice, belonged to Great Elder Yun Waitian.

Yun Qinghong slanted his eyes, and said, “Okay! Everyone gather in the main hall, we will leave for the Demon Imperial Hall in fifteen minutes!”

“Yes! Patriarch!”

“Che’er, go wake Xiao’er. We should set off.” Yun Qinghong looked up into the sky, as if he wanted to predict heaven’s will for today.


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71 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 535” - NO SPOILERS

    1. What i dont understand is when the Demon Emperor disappeared, why did the experts from all the twelve guardians and the forces from the Demon Royal family not go and rescue him? Why only the Demon King and the grand elders from the Yun family? Supposedly, they were all loyal to the Demon Emperor back then

      1. If I was to guess it would probably be that one or some of the dukes are behind the missing demon emperor. They probably plotted the whole thing, get rid of demon emperor then get the rest of the dukes to come behind them and not trust the demon empress. That’s just my guess anyways.

        1. i also think that the little demon emperor was plotted, i would be quite weird if he actually did that, i think he could have done that after or before

    1. On a side note. My guess is that Yun Che is gonna get the Golden Crow bloodline inheritance. Then, since the little demon empress needs a pure bloodline “donor” he won’t even need to use his smooth ways to get her.

      1. yeah, the lil empress will rape him herself the moment he gets the bloodline inheritance + crow’s record of the burning world. no need for smooth che to appear, she will do it herself xD

        it will be a really nice turn over for him xD being supresed and raped by a monarch, damn better her than gaylord monarch from ocean palace.

        1. The last part raped my mind… luckily he’s only a late stage Tyrant 😀

          Well, maybe nice guy Che will give him the sun and moon guy to play with when he’s through with him^^

  1. *goes to ceremony*
    *recognizes each other*
    Yun Che: *is flabbergasted*
    Little Demon Empress: *is seething*
    *huge killing intent is directed towards Yun Che*
    *everyone is amazed and wonders what Yun Che could’ve done to get her like that*
    Thanks for the chapter!

      1. You underestimate the author.
        first chapter: goes to the ceremony
        second: info about ceremony
        third: new characters
        fourth: even more new characters
        fifth: little demon empress makes her appearance
        sixth: flabbergasted Baka Che
        seventh: little demon empress is seething, Yun Che “I’m dead”. Brain starts working again and realises how everything that night makes sense.
        eigth: everyone is amazed and wonders what Yun Che could’ve done to get her like that.
        ninth: still wondering

  2. I just can’t sympathise with the Little Demon Empress. Not with Sovereign of the Three Realms sitting on the same site. The Little Demon Empress and East Emperor are having the same issues, where here we’re directed to pity her, and in Sovereign of the Three Realms, we ridicule the East Emperor, despite almost identical situations, both brought about by their own indecisiveness and inability to take action at the root. Even is she was pressured, couldn’t do much, and would only give incentive for Duke Huai to attack her if she starts it, why not be more clever? Take more roundabout actions? Be, literally, the hard-ass domineering Empress of the Blue Wind Nation, who despite being phenomenally weaker, whilst fighting an unstoppable force, still grabbed the nation by the balls and demanded respect and control? At this point, the Little Demon Empress just looks weak.

    1. Cang Yue has totally gone psycho though… when she ordered her brother’s beheading I had to think at Alice in Wonderland 😀

      The little Demon Empress has hardly had much presence till now… might at least give her a chance

    2. that’s what i don’t understand. how is it that a king, emperor, etc. is always getting f$$ked over by others and does nothing about it. i don’t feel sorry for them because they didn’t deserve to be in that position in the first place. indecisive weaklings.

      1. you all should just keep reading. We have only read third person accounts of situation about demon empress. Nothing from her point of view. May be the situation needs to be treaded as she did for some reason not known.

    3. You guys say things like that, but don’t exactly talk about the kind of things that she can do. It’s already been stated that she’s in a disadvantaged position, with most of the families being aligned with the Duke Huai faction, in addition to the various experts that they’ve recruited. What is she supposed to do?

      I also find it kind of strange how you compare the Little Demon Empress with Cang Yue. I hope you realise that she’s getting her ass kicked by the Divine Phoenix Empire right? That’s not exactly something that the Little Demon Empress should aspire towards.

    4. Not to mention how in Sovereign of the Three Realms, we are informed about how the East Emperor had received advice from his sister to take action to prevent what ended up happening, but he was the one who chose to not heed her counsel, and kept delaying action for whatever reasons.

      But here, we haven’t been told of anyone advising the Little Demon Empress (that we know of). Heck, the fact that Yun Qinghong is being pessimistic about how things will turn out at the ceremony should be more than enough to show that the Little Demon Empress is in a pretty bad spot. If a mid-late stage Monarch (and the youngest to become a Monarch), who is one of the most loyal people to the Empress is having a tough time thinking of a plan, it shouldn’t be far fetched to think that she doesn’t have a lot of options available that will have a positive impact.

    5. Sorry, but i must say a piece of thought here. This little empress seems way, but way way way more clever, astute, politict adept and a true dominering leader than Cang Yue.
      Lets compare them if with the little information we know so far, shall we?
      Both have their wars going on. One its internal and the other is external (Foreign invader).
      One gather the allies she can using influence, strenght, dominance and persuation preserving lifes for 100 years in a silent war waiting for a right time to act and not screwing up once and lose support by it, because her enemy is just waiting for just a opportunity exactly like her.
      While the other, just decapitates whoever disagree with her, send thousands of people to her deaths in a open warfare against a heavily strong army with Tyrant lvl generals who can aniquilate all of them easily and dont even considere surrender as a option of living, just want to die and bring others with her. And worse, she could do a war in the shadows using militia strategies and hit-and-run and terrorism, whatever weak armies do when they are not strong enough. But no, she stick her butt in her palace and send people to die defending cities without remorse or pity for their lifes.
      Just a little rant, that Cang Yue really pissed me off in how she managed that invasion. But hey its understandable for someone who had a mental breakdown to just let the world burn and die with it.

    1. I don’t mind this type of talking — half a chapter, and in the form of an actual conversation (instead of people just yelling/repeating things for multiple chapters in a row, like just a little while ago).

      I prefer this way more than the previously mentioned yelling/repeating, or long chapters about how “flawless” and “beautiful” some girl’s “mounds” are.

  3. say…..can someone explain the > ‘er < thing?

    I kinda know but don't know how to understand it….

    I was asked "What is the problem with the 'er thingy?" and i was like "You know its like…..how the hell do I explain this?"

    1. Think of -chan in Japanese, and you pretty much have it. It’s a term of endearment and affection. And usually used between either intimate partners, or by seniors when referring to a dear junior, son, nephew/niece little borther/sister, etc.

  4. Thanks for the chapter crushanapple, alyschu, Christof G, Vinayak K, Lim M, supakorn m, Jittimapas S, Erikas K, Sorakom R, Kani A, and Francis T! Haha his dad’s going to be so surprised when the Empress tries to kill Yun Che in a bit.

  5. Seriously, this series flip-flops from good to stupid to good way too often.

    Some people complain about the “talking” chapters, but I thought this one was fine — it wasn’t just people yelling at each other, and actually did something to help the plot… Whereas the previous “naked girl” chapters were just stereotypical-wuxia-harem stupid.

  6. Thanks for the chapter.

    “The Illusory Demon Royal Family ruled all the souls in Illusory Demon Realm, and have the twelve family’s loyal protection.
    -families’

    “And that was lead by the Helian Family, with over half of the guardian families involved.
    -led

    Under the heavy pressure as though she was walking on thin ice, she couldn’t help by blame the Yun Family.
    -help but blame

  7. Am I the only one that Yun Che will end up losing his family again? I think there are major death flags around the entire Yun clan. I hate to say it, but i think the Little Demon emperess will lose and the Yun Clan will be destroyed. I really get the feeling that Yun Che’s going to lose both his mother and father. Hopefully i’m just a pessimist.

  8. Thanks for the chapter crushanapple, alyschu, Christof G, Vinayak K, Lim M, supakorn m, Jittimapas S, Erikas K, Sorakom R, Kani A, Francis T, and Mars Gravity!

  9. What the hell will happen when the Little Demon Empress (Its obvious that the little girl that he saw naked was her) sees Yun Che coming together with Yun Qinghong?

  10. *Badump*
    *badump*
    *badump*

    the big sh*t gonna start soon.
    wonder how smooth che worm his way out of the coup’
    and survive little empress wrath
    and bring justice to his YUN clan.
    and i smell another tourney coming….
    ( i think he’s gonna puke blood when he sees the empress ^o^ ).

    PS: thanks for the chapter

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