ATG – Chapter 550

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Chapter 550 – Zhizhan’s Last Stand

Clap, clap, clap…

Duke Huai stood up as he clapped and he said while laughing, “Marvelous, that was truly a marvelous battle. I would never have thought that in this series of contests, there would actually be a scenario where both contestants would defeat each other. It is truly exciting to the point where this duke simply could not have imagined it. However…”

Duke Huai looked directly at Yun Qinghong and laughed, “Are you sure your side still wants to continue? You have gone through roughly half of your representatives just to take down one of ours. This result is truly regrettable and this duke simply does not feel at ease continuing this contest any longer. However, from this duke’s understanding of Patriarch Yun, no matter how ugly Patriarch Yun’s loss turns out to be, he will still resolutely soldier on, correct?”

“Hahahaha,” Yun Qinghong also started laughing, “Duke Huai, you truly understand this Yun well. However, your words are seriously puerile and ridiculous. Our contest has merely just begun, but you have already asserted that we have lost. Isn’t it a bit too early to say that?!”

“Hahaha!” Duke Huai let out three great laughs, “Ah this truly sounds like the words that you, Yun Qinghong, would say! Then let this duke clearly see where your confidence comes from, Yun Qinghong! But what this duke really wants to see is how much longer your arrogance can last… Wen Bo, you are our side’s second representative, so you’re up next.”

The words “second representative” was heavily emphasized by Duke Huai and the mockery in his tone could be heard by all. As his voice fall, a tall and big young man flew up in the air and landed in the arena.

Illusory Demon Seven Scions’ rank five —— Duke Wen Bo! And just like Duke Zihuan before him, he was also at the Tyrant Profound Realm level five.

And from the west wing, another person immediately took the air as well and he landed in front of Duke Wen Bo. This person was also the strongest person sent out by the west wing so far —— Also amongst the Illusory Demon Seven Scions, the sixth ranked Duke Yong Yi!

Both people belonged to the Illusory Demon Royal Family and both of them were also part of the Illusory Demon Seven Scions, so their strengths were not far apart. This was in addition to the fact that they had often dueled many times and had also gotten used to each other’s Golden Crow Flames and profound arts. So the battle between the two of them was exceptionally ferocious as they fell into a stalemate, and it was only after thirty minutes of battle that the winner was finally decided… Duke Wen Bo barely scraped a victory while Duke Yong Yi fell in defeat!

The west wing lost once again! And they were caught in the miserable scenario where they were at five losses and one draw.

Even though Duke Wen Bo had won, all of his moves and hidden cards had been played. He had sustained many wounds in battle, and his profound energy had been greatly exhausted. So in the seventh contest that followed, he fell to a young duke from the west wing who still found him rather challenging.

The eighth match: West wing’s Duke He Song versus the Lin Family’s Lin Hanchuan —— It was Lin Hanchuan’s complete victory!

The ninth match: West wing’s Duke Jia Rong versus the Lin Family’s Lin Hanchuan —— Lin Hanchuan wins yet again!

At this point, the west wing where the Yun Family was at had a record of one win, one draw and seven losses! And there were only four people left who were still eligible for battle.

The tenth match: Illusory Demon Seven Scions’ rank seven: Duke Yu Palace’s Duke Ying Nan versus Lin Hanchuan —— Duke Ying Nan wins!

The eleventh match: Duke Ying Nan versus Nangong Family’s Nangong Yan —— Duke Ying Nan achieved a pyrrhic victory. And while the west wing had finally won two consecutive victories for the first time after their last two fights, not a single person from the west wing had an expression of joy on their face. Even though Ying Nan had won, he had completely exhausted his strength, so he was bound to lose the following match. And at that time, the west wing would be down to three people, while the other side would still have eight. Moreover, the other side’s elite four had not even shown their faces yet.

The twelfth match: Duke Ying Nan versus Bai Family’s Bai Jie —— It was undoubtedly Bai Jie’s complete victory!

The west wing was only left with three competitors: Su Zhizhan, Number Six Under Heaven and the Yun Family’s unknown representative.

In the thirteenth match, Number Six Under Heaven took the stage. The elven race possessed the strong ability to use profound bows while having abundant innate talent, but the nature of their profound energy determined that their attack power would not be too high. Moreover, as contests of this nature took place within a confined boundary of an arena, the strength of their profound bows would also be greatly restricted. So once it was Number Six Under Heaven’s turn, he would be subject to an immediate and irreversible disadvantage and despite struggling bitterly, the miracle of the weaker triumphing over the stronger did not occur. He was defeated by Bai Jie.

So far, the two sides had fought thirteen matches and the west wing had lost ten representatives while the east side had lost a mere four. And besides Bai Jie, who was currently representing the east, they still had seven other young elites who had yet to battle. Among these young elites were the Xiao Family’s Xiao Donglai and the Jiufang Family’s Jiufang Yu who were at the Tyrant Profound Realm level four, the Chiyang Family’s Chiyang Yanwu who was at the Tyrant Profound Realm level five, the Helian Family’s Helian Ba who was at the Tyrant Profound Realm level six and the ones ranked number two and number three among the Illusory Demon Seven Scions, Duke Yuan Qiao and Duke Hui Ye who were also at the Tyrant Profound Realm level six.

There was still even the head of the Illusory Demon Seven Scions, Hui Ran, whose profound strength had actually reached the astonishing level of Tyrant Profound Realm level eight!

The other side was only left with Su Zhizhan who was at the Tyrant Profound Realm level six. As for the Yun Family, they did not even have any proper candidates to send out because among their young generation, the strongest was only at the Tyrant Profound Realm level two.

This contest between both sides did not have any suspense even from the start and no one felt that the current scenario was the least bit odd. In fact, everyone felt that the side the Yun Family was on had just lost in a much too miserable fashion.

The various great powers within Demon Imperial City gave silent sigh. This was only a competition between the young generation of both factions, and even though it could not be indicative of their true strength, it was clearly sufficient to demonstrate just how dominant Duke Huai’s faction was; and his faction possessed a strength that completely suppressed their opposition! And this contest which was deliberately arranged by Duke Huai was arranged with two goals in mind. The first goal was to drive out the Yun Family; the second goal was to use pure strength to oppress and cruelly destroy the other faction’s presence, to grind the dignity and prestige of the other faction, the Little Demon Empress included, completely under their heel.

And once the Yun Family had been expelled, the Little Demon Empress would not have the ability to contend with Duke Huai anymore. Once that happened, Duke Huai would only need an opportunity, whether natural or manufactured, to usurp this Illusory Demon World Demon Emperor’s throne…

The faces of all the people on the west wing were shrouded in a cloud of gloom. Once Number Six Under Heaven had lost to Bai Jie, they only had two people left that were eligible to do battle and realistically in their hearts, it was akin to only having one person left. This was because the Yun Family really did not have a single person among their young generation who was up to task.

“Ah.” Su Xiangnan slowly let out a sigh. He patted Su Zhizhan on the shoulder as he said, “Zhizhan, the conclusion has already been reached and our defeat as already been determined… In fact, it has been determined from the very start. It’s your turn now. Whether we can get back any of our dignity is now up to you and you alone.”

“I understand but not matter the result, I will definitely give it my best shot!”

After he had finished speaking, Su Zhizhan grabbed his weapon and soared into the sky, landing in front of Bai Jie who had just won over Number Six Under Heaven. He pointed his sword straight and the aura that radiated out from him was incomparably rich and strong. He did not even show one hint of weaknesses in regards to the great failure of his own faction as he declared, “Su Family’s Su Zhizhan presents himself! I have never been willing to cross swords with a woman, so it would be better if you simply surrendered and got off this stage.”

He faced Bai Jie, who was clothed in white and had a figure that was taller than most women. Her face was flushed red and she faintly showed signs of tiredness as it was made clear that her recent battle with Number Six Under Heaven was not easy at all. But upon hearing Su Zhizhan’s words, she let out a cold laugh and said mockingly, “Your side has lost in a completely miserable manner so I don’t really know where you are getting the nerve to speak so arrogantly from. And right now, you especially don’t have the right to look down on us women.”

“Ah, no, I think you’re mistaken there,” Su Zhizhan said softly as he gave an extremely contemptuous laugh, “I, Su Zhizhan, will definitely never look down on women, I only… look down on ungrateful and traitorous women who are no better than mongrels!”

“You’re courting death!” Those venomous words caused Bai Jie to erupt in fury and her jade sword exploded forward. In an instant, the shadow of an enormous white tiger appeared behind her. The image of this white tiger roared at the heavens and the sound of its roar spread through all four corners of the great hall, causing it to tremble. And in that instance, a strong gale rose up and surged violently. This howling gale was sufficient enough to suppress the roar of the white tiger and the arena seemed to be engulfed in thousands upon thousands of windstorms.

“It’s the Bai Family’s Tiger Roar Domain!”

Bai Jie’s domain instantly radiated outwards to envelop the entire arena. Su Zhizhan’s hair and clothes were flying wildly as the wind howled all around him. However, his body was nailed to the ground, unmoving. Then, he raised the longsword in his hand and attacked, his sword sweeping forward.

Within Bai Jie’s domain, besides herself, the strength and speed of every other person would be heavily restricted, but the speed of Su Zhizhan’s sword was still as swift as a bolt of lightning. The might of his sword swept away all of the violent hurricanes around him as a huge tear was immediately formed in Bai Jie’s domain. Su Zhizhan sprang forward and every step he took tore a rip in Bai Jie’s domain.

“The Bai Family and Su Family both use the sword as their weapon and they both cultivate wind attribute profound strength. Bai Jie’s and Su Zhizhan’s profound strength is not too far apart, but in terms of their understanding of the laws and nature of wind profound energy, Su Zhizhan is vastly superior to Bai Jie, so her domain does not pose any threat to him at all.” Yun Qinghong said in an admiring voice.

At this time, Su Zhizhan had already reached Bai Jie’s side, and the body of his sword surged with a dull green wind spiral. This wind spiral may have been infinitesimally small compared to the huge domain of howling winds but nevertheless, it was strong enough to push aside all of the howling winds surrounding it.

Riip!!

Su Zhizhan’s straight thrust violently tore apart the domain in front of him. Bai Jie also raised her jade sword and blocked Su Zhizhan’s sword with a loud clank. Immediately, she felt her arm go numb and an acute pain lanced through the flesh joining her thumb and her forefinger. Her body swiftly flew backwards and her jade sword almost flew out of her hand.

Even if she was at full strength, she would not be Su Zhizhan’s match, much less right now, when she had already exhausted a good portion of her profound strength.

Su Zhizhan did not give her any breathing room; his body flicked as he instantly pressed forward. His body was like a howling gale and his sword was like a thunderbolt; every slash was accompanied by a howling noise that practically tore the eardrums. The wind spiral on his sword was also expanding rapidly, and after Bai Jie had crossed swords with him continously, her arm was completely numbed. Her tightly gripped right hand was already stained with blood from the torn webbing between her finger and thumb, even her cheeks were scored with several long wounds that were inflicted by his sword wind.

“You dare to harm my face… I will definitely not let you off!!”

Bai Jie only noticed the pain on her face once she felt it and this caused her to react like a tiger who had its tail stepped on. She instantly went berserk and roared in fury. The huge figure of a white tiger once again appeared behind her as a whirlwind that was more than thirty meters tall surged up all around her. Su Zhizhan’s eyes flashed and he unexpectedly jumped into the midst of Bai Jie’s whirlwind. He did not wait for her to unleash her all-out attack, but instead slapped his sword across her waist.

This whip of his sword produced an incomparably loud and extremely clear ring. The whirlwind that was still forming around Bai Jie’s body vanished in an instant. Her entire body spun wildly about like a violently spinning top and she flew directly out of the arena.

“Ah, women, no matter how strong they are, they still can’t accomplish anything big.” Su Zhizhan stood where he originally was and sombrely shook his head as he mumbled to he muttered to himself.

Bai Jie collapsed to the ground as she had been turned topsy-turvy. Her jade sword had also flown off to some unknown location.

“Su Zhizhan… I… I’m going to have it out with you!!”

In front of all the heroes of the realm, a slap of her opponent’s sword had sent her flying. As the strongest member of the Bai Family in her generation and one of the most prominent talented women in the entire Illusory Demon Realm, she had never suffered such humiliation before. She hefted her sword once more and with a yell, gathered herself as she prepared to rush Su Zhizhan.

“That is enough.”

Bai Jie’s charging figure suddenly stopped as an invisible energy barrier appeared before her, not letting her move an inch forward. The Bai Family’s Patriarch Bai Yi stood up and restrained Bai Jie, saying, “You have already lost… In front of all who are present, what kind of behavior is this?!”

It was only then that Bai Jie realized she had already fallen outside the arena limits. She grit her teeth and shot Su Zhizhan a fierce look, but she could only obediently return to her seat after that.


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80 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 550” - NO SPOILERS

    1. based on the chapter teasers we can assume that yun che is going to be destroying fools by chapter 554 and 551 will probably be the 2nd last guy and 552 be introducing yun che 553 being this guy is a fluke 554 this guy is a beast

    2. “And then Duke Huai completely trampled everyone on Yun family’s side, well almost.. execept for one person.” >>>insert Yun che script here<<< The first paragraph can be used to summarize the 10 chapters and then proceed with Yun che smashing everyone.

      1. Seriously! I was really excited at the start because he was skipping battles and it looked like the pace might pick up a bit, but then the rest of the chapter dragged on.

        Next we’ll have 1 chapter of Su Zhizhan fighting and getting defeated with everyone feeling hopeless about the Yun family’s representative. 2 chapters of everyone laughing about Yun Che going up. 1 chapter of him winning instantly and everyone being amazed. 1 chapter of everyone claiming it was a fluke. Probably another chapter after that of Yun Che’s opponent being upset that Yun Che isn’t bringing out his weapon.

        Right when the battles pick up, I’m willing to bet that there will a 5 chapter intermission where Duke Huai claims Yun Che doesn’t have the right to participate since he’s not a blood relative of the Yun family and we’ll have the big reveal that he actually is.

        1. ATG has turned into imgur confession stories, in which if one wants to know whether or not they can take the post seriously, they need to scroll down and find “tree fiddy”.

    1. Don’t forget about the chapters that follow as soon and Yun Che step up on the stage. My guesses are, it would probably go something like this “Ahhh. puny profound stage”….. “The Yun family is a joke, having send out Yun Che”. After that, it will start to pick up ! :D…like always

  1. So soon we will finally see Yun Che take the stage and begin a sweep to clear out the entire eastern side. It seems to me like all those that didn’t have fire, water, or poison attribute have been cleared out from the eastern side meaning an easy sweep for Che lol.

  2. Thanks for the chapter.
    I know the author is trying to set up a perfect entrance for Yun Che, but this is taking too long, goddammit!!!
    I didn’t even feel like reading everything. TL;DR
    Sigh…

  3. This is just disgusting at this point :/ Next chapter, either chapter ends with Yun Che going on stage or it ends after Yun Che roflstomps one person. Meaning we need 2 chapters for any sort of satisfaction… oh wait no, we need 3 because the chapter after roflstomp will filled with “impossible”, “wtf”, “he’s op”, etc, etcs that will take up half the chapter.

    1. next chapter this guy will get defeated so the chapter will end either with yun che going on stage or with them talking how yun family doesnt have anyone to send. the chapter after that will be yun che on stage and everybody making fun of him, chapter after that will be yun che taking 1 chapter to destroy that guy in 1 move and the next chapter will be everyone being suprised and still underestimating him (hurr durr it was a suprise attack… or something similar)

      1. I think madafaka is right —
        1 chapter to defeat the last person, ending with talk about Yun family having no fighters
        1 chapter for Yun Che to go on stage and have people talk about how weak he is / doesn’t deserve to be on stage
        1 chapter for Yun Che to destroy someone in one move and have people talk about how shocked they are
        Finally, 3-4 chapters later, some action.

  4. You guys, am I the only one who feels this is stupid on Yun Che’s part? I mean he obiously has the power to beat all of them, it was stated that he has the defensive strength of an early Monarch, so those 12 people should not give him trouble. At best, the last guy would make him sweat a bit. Yet he lets the other side win?

    It was even stated multiple times that the purpose of those fights was to show the superiority of Duke Hui’s side. They obviously achieved that. even if a single Yun Che exists in the younger generation that can wipe out the other ones, it’s a single person from a single family. If he fought from the start they could somehow say that “Even a Sky realm expert from out side can beat yours, much less our Tyrants” and they would get way more respect than getting all their elite younger generation beat up by the opponents small fries only to have a single Yun Che get the glory on insta killing the elites of the other side. The plot is obviously made to put emphasis on the MCs’ awesomeness, but making such stupid decisions makes me really annoyed.

    Sorry for the rant. Ty translators for the hard work!

      1. i don’t really hate the drama, i just hate the fact that after the fight somehow everyone will forget how one-sided the fight was before Yun Che arrived.

    1. It’s mainly to clear out all the opponents that don’t have fire, water, or poison attributes so that Che really has nothing to fear. Also it is completely within Che’s nature to let the enemy fully think they have won and then come and destroy them lol.

    2. They also stated earlier that although the west side will lose many fights, the younger generation will learn from their battles and be able to progress in their cultivation. If Yun Che goes out and just 1-hit KO’s everyone then the people on his side miss out on a huge opportunity to learn and gain insights.

    3. I fully agree. Especially because Yun Che isn’t going to remain there and won’t provide any meaningful support in the future. Just like how his previous kingdom is probably overrun by now.

      Looking at it pragmatically, Duke Hui seems to be perfectly in the right, albeit not honorably. The future generations of the Yun family and their allies are incomparably weak and incapable of protecting the country.

    4. For one it’s not that his defensive strength is equal to an early stage monarch but his physical resitance is (cuz of his Great Way of the Buddha and dragon bloodline body, also partly b/c of his elemental resistance). Yun Che himself doesn’t seem to know precisely how powerful his profound strength is right now. You can see in his conversation with his father a few chapters back that he’s not entirely confident in beating the current opponents. And while it’s obvious from a reader’s point of view, the only character who has that much insight is Jasmine. I see the current chapter fillers as preparation to increase chances of Yun Che’s victory. Especially since they likely are only gonna send the most powerful opponent last, so it kinda has to make sense. Also don’t forget that he has to properly stomp on Hui Ye for obvious reasons :3

      An afterthought: Yun Che probably has to properly prove himself to be the strongest among his current generation to realise his words about others asking for Yun clan to stay as a guardian family and having others to show off their strength first helps to prove his point, instead of just making the East side look like a joke.

    5. Pretty sure Yun Che/Qinghong will say something witty about how, if Yun family is so weak that they have to leave, all of the other families are weaker than Yun family, so they have to leave too. They’ll probably quote something Duke Huai said while they’re at it, too. Predictable.

      Also, the author likes to make everyone forget things, like the fact that Yun Xinyue was just murdered recently.

      1. “Also, the author likes to make everyone forget things, like the fact that Yun Xinyue was just murdered recently.”
        So what about Yun Xinyue? What’s your point exactly? He’s dead, the dead can’t fight in tournaments.

  5. Does anyone actually read these pointless fights?
    I don’t really see any point in all of this other than building up drama…

    Thanks for the chapter, let’s see how much more filler we have to sit through.

  6. Any mod or op here can tell me since this novel still on going and only around 200 chapter ahead does it mean once catch up, does that mean this novel will become 1 or 2 chapter weekly release?

    BTW for those impatient people who want to read ahead just Google lnmtl… Like the name, IT IS machine translation so don’t be expecting anything (still better then Google translate tho)

  7. Thanks for the chapter! Man that last comment after he beat her was so unnecessary also did he not remember his Empress is a woman that’s stronger than anyone else in the realm

  8. hahaizzttt~~ these days, I just go straight to COMMENTS section and no longer bother with reading the chapter, just the titles…. Coz, in fact, i get more satisfaction reading the comments than reading the story…

    1. Ya know, I was just about to post the same thing, wondered who else was doing the same. There’s really two things that keep me interested in this thing, other peoples comments and thoughts, and I can read the past chapters that made me interested in it.

  9. finally cought up to the translation it has been fun “the plot” and bit boring cuz of the pattern of fight’s repeative every fight there is the word “HOWEVER” every time I see it i skip alot of lines which is full of shit’s and wow he win every fc***g time the most luckest with frightening will power simply “Bad Ass”

  10. I know it’s not a very good segway, but I’d have just mentioned that everyone lost miserably and now Yun Che was their only hope… I mean come on, I wish the author would stop dragging this on… the first chapter ok… but how many chapters are we going to dedicate to useless fights? It’s pretty much established that Duke Hui has the stronger side, we don’t really need to know how they trample on the weaker team…

  11. *minor spoiler warning*
    “Ah, women, no matter how strong they are, they still can’t accomplish anything big.”

    Soooo…the demon empress isn’t significant? Like, at all? What with single handedly ruling the empire with an iron first?

  12. How come the enemies/opponents that Yun Che fight uses elements that he is not effected by? Burn Heaven Clan(forgot their real title) uses fire. Xiao Sect uses poison. Phoenix Sect uses fire. Most Clans on the East Wing of the Demon realm is in the same categories. As for as I know, there are 5 different elements (or more). Whats the point of building him up for the same moment through out the story? I feel like the Author is running out of ideas and is doing the same thing over and over again.

  13. The ninth match: Wing’s Duke Jia Rong versus the Lin Family’s Lin Hanchuan —— Lin Hanchuan wins yet again!

    I think we’re missing a word… West Wing?

  14. Haha…
    “Ah, women, no matter how strong they are, they still can’t accomplish anything big.” Su Zhizhan stood where he originally was and sombrely shook his head as he mumbled to he muttered to himself.

    Dude, you’re in front of the little demon empress, the ruler of the entire illusory demon realm… You dare say those words? Not that I really care, but still… This guy, even though I’m also a man, I might want to slap him a few times, because what he’s saying is just retarded in a world where women can be far stronger than men with cultivation, where there is hardly any difference in terms of power, ability and potential between genders… Dare say that in front of jasmine and we’ll see what happens to your entire family in half a second.

    Also, finally, oh, finally, the real deal is going to start. Way too much talking and crappy battles in these latest dozen and more chapters. Now, this guy just has to be defeated and we can finally have yun che enter the stage and beat the crap out of everyone instead of having to read about all these worthless, unnecessary and completely dull events.

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