ATG – Chapter 551

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Chapter 551 – Su Zhizhan VS Helian Ba

Su Zhizhan had defeated Bai Jie; this conclusion was not unexpected in the least. He had cleanly defeated Bai Jie without stretching the fight out, and he clearly managed to preserve most of his profound strength. He stood in the middle of the arena and looked at the east wing seats. Without waiting for a representative to come forth, he raised his sword, pointed it directly at someone who was sitting among the Helian Clan, and said in a clear and haughty voice, “Helian Ba, do you dare to come out for a match?!”

This was the first time since this contest had begun that someone had directly challenged an opponent. And the one whom Su Zhizhan challenged was actually the other person who was also termed as the strongest of Twelve Families’ young generation, Helian Ba!

Su Zhizhan was extremely clear that in this contest, the side he represented was undoubtedly going to suffer a crushing defeat. And in order to get back some of their pride, the best method was to defeat the one who was vying with him for dominance at the top, Helian Ba, and clearly stake his claim on the title of number one!

Under the expectant gazes of all who were present and being challenged by a rival who was equal to him in both fame and ability, it was only natural for Helian Ba to rise to the occasion. Because even if he did not want to, he would have to or else the whole world would think that he was scared of Su Zhizhan. He stood up without a hint of hesitation, flew to the spot in front of Su Zhizhan and graced him with a cold smile, “Su Zhizhan, it looks like you want to bring this contest to a swift conclusion so you can scram back to your seat with your tail between your legs. If that’s the case, I definitely will not disappoint you.”

“The one who’s going to scram is you.” Su Zhizhan interjected coldly.

“Haha!” Helian Ba grinned from ear to ear, “The only thing that’s impressive are your words, you pitiful loser. Ah, to think that you are actually as famous as me, Helian Ba. Woe is me. Hm, you have just fought a match with Bai Jie so you have definitely exerted yourself, even if it is just a little bit. Tsk, tsk, don’t worry, I, Helian Ba, will not take advantage of you in any way. I will give you fifteen minutes to recover because I do not want anyone to doubt my victory over you! Because there can only be one true… number one.”

“There is no need.” Su Zhizhan’s gaze grew cold and he gave a contemptuous bark, “Equals? Perhaps I could still accept that in the past, but right now, you are not worthy! To compare me, Su Zhizhan, to an ungrateful and traitorous mongrel like you, it’s simply the greatest form of humiliation! Why would I need any rest to beat down a mere lackey like you?!”

Su Xiangnan had always been upright and principled. Even though his son was filled with arrogance, he had inherited his father’s traits completely in this point: He was filled with an extreme revulsion and disgust at the betrayal of the seven great Families and the various Duke Palaces.

Helian Ba’s face instantly grew dark, and he said, “I had originally wanted to give you some leeway, but you asked for it!”

“Hmph!” Su Zhizhan gave a cold snort and couldn’t be bothered to speak any further. He tightened the grip on his sword and slowly advanced forward with a gaze as cold as ice. His body began to emit a strong sword force as squalls of wind started to quickly circulate around him. With every step he took, the howling winds increasingly raged, as his sword force grew more and more boundless. After he had taken ten steps, countless of sword shadows danced amidst the great storm.

“This is the Su Family’s ‘Stellar Wind Sword Domain’.” Yun Qinghong explained to Yun Che, “It is the final form of the Su Family’s ‘Divine Wind Sword Domain’, it combines strong winds with sword force and its killing power is extremely strong. Once the weak are pulled into this domain, they will be broken into tiny pieces. If Su Zhizhan is going to display his Stellar Wind Sword Domain right off the bat, it means that he has resolved to go all out.”

With a roar of thunder, a jet-black sword had appeared in Helian Ba’s hand. Lightning crackled all over the black blade as a domain of jet-black lightning began to slowly radiate forth from his body. But before this domain could fully form, a gust of wind hissed in his face and Su Zhizhan dashed forward, quick as a flash of lightning. Both swords clashed in the air as both domains also instantly collided together and intersected.

Bang, bang, boom, boom, boom!!

In the blink of an eye, both people had already exchanged tens of blows. Su Zhizhan’s sword strokes filled the air and it looked like an entire galaxy of stars was falling to the earth, while Helian Ba’s black sword thrashed about like a raging flood dragon. The two powerful domains tore at each other like a pair of mad beasts, struggling to tear and devour the other. The match between Su Zhizhan and Helian Ba had quickly reached the boiling point.

The profound strength of both contestants also began to swiftly rise as they engaged in fierce combat, gradually rising to peak levels after they had finished their initial probing strikes. As wind howled and thunder roared, the match had already gone through hundreds of rounds as both Su Zhizhan and Helian Ba were locked together in a crazy and frenetic battle, but neither could overpower the other. Their domains kept shrinking and expanding crazily at the same time while the sword energy, wild gales and galloping lightning had even extended beyond the arena. If it wasn’t for the powerful families and Duke Palaces who used their profound strength to form a barrier around the arena, the entire great hall would have been swallowed up by the mass of sword energy, wind and lightning.

“How… How powerful, are they really a part of the… young generation?” A few of the youths who were visiting Demon Imperial City for the first time had long become stunned into insensibility. Being able to qualify to attend this Hundred Year Reign Ceremony, naturally meant they were the best of the best within their own territories. But the fight before them completely and utterly demolished any arrogance or self-confidence they had possessed before. Even though they had always known Demon Imperial City possessed the highest level of profound strength within the entire Illusory Demon Realm, they had never dreamed that the difference was actually this huge.

These two were clearly around the same age as the rest of them, but when they all compared their own ability to the two, it was literally the difference between heaven and earth! Even their most respected and admired seniors did not nearly possess this kind of strength.

“This is the true strength of the Twelve Guardian Families.” An old practitioner said as he sighed deeply in admiration.

“Within the Guardian Families, becoming an Overlord before thirty is the bare minimum standard. From where we come from, to be able to have a Monarch is something that will garner the admiration of everyone around us and is worthy of one thousand years of glory. But in the Twelve Guardian Families, a Monarch is merely one of the qualifications required to be an Elder. Especially the Yun Family of one hundred years ago… Just counting the high level Monarchs who were at least at at the seventh level of the Sovereign Profound Realm, there were already a whole eleven people!”

At these words, all these youths were simply struck dumb and no one uttered a single word for a long time.

Su Zhizhan’s sword was as fast as flowing light and the howling wind sword beams fell like torrential rain. In comparison, Helian Ba’s sword was slower, but it was extremely strong and ferocious; every stroke of Helian Ba’s sword was enough to shatter several sword beams that Su Zhizhan shot out.

Su Zhizhan’s face had been calm and frozen from start to finish, but Helian Ba’s face became more and more twisted, because the Su Zhizhan that was before him was practically a madman; every move and every stroke he made seemed to be directed at a bitter enemy who owed him a huge debt of blood. Ninety percent of his profound energy was focused on offense and only ten percent was to used for defense. Under this kind of reckless and life-endangering fighting style, even though none of the combatants had suffered serious injuries, as they were caught in the midst of the criss-crossing and devastating Stellar Wind Sword Domain and Exploding Lightning Domain, Su Zhizhan’s body had already been charred black, while sword winds carved more than one hundred bloody wounds into Helian Ba’s body, turning his breastplate into a beehive since long ago.


After a heavy attack, both combatants’ domains collapsed simultaneously. Su Zhizhan and Helian Ba shot out like two cannonballs, then landed in two separate corners of the arena. Helian Ba landed on the ground, his profound energy leaking, as the hundred wounds on his body immediately started gushed blood, dying his clothes and most of his body red. Even though they were all small wounds, such a large amount of blood was enough to cause him to go berserk. He gritted his teeth, stretched out his hands to viciously tear off the clothes on his body, and roared, “Su Zhizhan… Are you really looking for a quick death?!”

Similarly, Su Zhizhan’s body was covered with wounds. While both of them had battled fiercely in the intermingled wind and lightning domains, it was only after they had separated that the audience noticed their wound covered bodies, and realized that the two were not engaged in a fierce battle… it would be better termed as a bitter struggle! Even though neither of the two had suffered any serious injuries, their crazy fight had struck fear into the hearts of the audience.

Su Zhizhan didn’t seem like he was in a competition, it looked as if he was putting his life on the line.

Because this was a fight he definitely could not lose.

“Why? Are you scared of death?” Su Zhizhan asked as he coldly laughed.

Frankly speaking, Helian Ba was indeed a little bit scared because any sensible person would be scared of a maniac who was putting his life on the line. His face became dark and sinister, as his heart became patient no longer. He roared in a low voice, “Since you want to die… let me fulfill your heart’s desire!”

As his voice fell, Helian Ba gripped his sword in both hands. The black sword immediately buzzed as lightning began to revolve around it. In an instant, the space surrounding the black sword suddenly began to distort, and even Helian Ba himself was caught in this fiercely distorted space, as the ghastly ripples of distorted space surged in every direction.

The aura emitted by this sword caused the complexion of every person within the great hall to faintly change.

“Su Zhizhan, did you really think that you had the right to be called the strongest along with me?!” Helian Ba’s body had also distorted as space rippled all around him. An oppressive aura which seemed to overturn the heavens engulfed the arena and the great hall; even the surrounding sources of light seemed to go dim. He didn’t release his lightning domain; only a mild halo of lightning covered the body of his sword, but the deafening sound of thunder which seemed to come out from nowhere rang through the entire great hall, “The heavens have bestowed upon our Nine-headed Demon Snake Clan a strong profound lighting and a rock-solid body that you humans can never compare with! And under this sword, you are only fit to bend your head and kneel!!”


Helian Ba’s voice exploded as he leaped high into the air. In midair, his body shimmered and the image of huge snake suddenly materialized. The huge snake had nine heads and all nine heads howled at the sky. Then, the mouths of all the heads opened wide, as they rushed down to bite Su Zhizhan at the same time. In the next instant, these nine snake heads suddenly disappeared, and morphed into nine Helian Ba’s that simultaneously slashed their swords towards Su Zhizhan.

“Netherworld Lightning Emperor Slash!! Helian Ba could actually use this move, and to top it all off, it is the complete Netherworld Lightning Emperor Slash!” The Yan Family’s Patriarch Yan Zijing stood up abruptly as he said in an alarmed voice, “This was not an attack that can be executed at the sixth level of the Tyrant Profound Realm, Su Zhizhan is in real danger now…”

He turned his head to look at Su Xiangnan, but he discovered that he was still seated in his seat. While the look on his face was grave, it seemed to not be anxious.

As a boundless aura descended from above, everyone the great hall felt a deep feeling of suffocation. Those who had a comparatively weaker profound strength paled, as they felt like their chest was about to crack open… If the effect that this attack had on the audience who were on the fringes of the battlefield was already this horrifying, the power that this sword held was simply unfathomable.

Su Zhizhan raised his head and looked at the nine swiftly descending figures with apathetic eyes. The Stellar Wind Sword Domain soundlessly rose up, then swiftly spread out.

“What the heck is Su Zhizhan doing?! Shouldn’t he be preparing to either defend or dodge? What is he opening that Stellar Wind Sword Domain for?!”

Su Zhizhan turned a deaf ear to all of the yelling around him. Right when the Stellar Wind Sword Domain had made contact with Helian Ba’s descending figure and was promptly torn asunder by his black sword, both of Su Zhizhan’s eyes emitted a cold flash of light. The sword in his hand abruptly flew out of his hand, floated in front of him, and then began to spin at a great speed. A huge vortex of wind swiftly formed as the sword continued to spin rapidly, growing bigger and bigger…

“Divine… Wind… Sword!!”

These three words were slowly and deliberately spoken by Su Zhizhan in a deep and low voice. Just when Helian Ba’s black sword was only five meters away from the top of his head, both his hands abruptly pushed forward. The longsword brought the huge vortex of wind along with it as it suddenly flew out… and it aimed directly for one of the nine figures that Helian Ba had manifested.

“What?!” Helian Ba’s heart leaped in fear. The nine figures he had manifested were naturally not all real because even though his original body was that of a Nine-headed Demon Snake, with his original body having nine heads, it definitely did not mean that he could manifest nine bodies. And of these nine images, only one was real; the other eight were just there to disrupt his opponents senses and state of mind.

Yet Su Zhizhan’s sword was flying in the direction of his real body!

“Ah, that’s how it is. He used the Stellar Wind Sword Domain to probe which was one of the images was Helian Ba’s true body.” Yun Che said in understanding, “This sword domain is very different from normal domains. Not only does it need the support of profound energy, it also needs the infusion of strong sword intent, and from the feedback he obtained when all nine Helian Ba’s made contact with the sword intent infused within this sword domain, Su Zhizhan instantly figured out which one was the true body.”

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88 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 551” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Lol. You really don’t understand what a filler chapter is, like every ignorant person on this site. Don’t use words you don’t know how to use. :\ This chapter isn’t a filler.

      1. everyone knows what filler chapter is. they are telling this to it, because its the same as filler chapter. which is having no relevance to the story. don’t start calling people ignorant based on petty assumptions.

      2. It is a filler chapter you cretin, the plot only moves forward when Yun Che, the main protagonist, makes his move.

        All of this is build up so the weak, Sky Profound level Yun Che looks oh-so-amazing when he trashes everyone.

        Funniest part is the frog in the well (you), doesn’t know how vast the sky is. You can’t recognize Mt. Tai.

      3. If it isn’t a “filler” then do you mind telling us what one word can describe this series of slow-paced chapters and a whole bunch of unmemorable characters?

        Honestly, I stopped reading these chapters a while ago and were just skimming over them.

        1. it’s not filler, it’s filling! pfff

          really though, he’s technically right, filler was originally made to refer to parts in anime that the animation studio put in that isn’t from the source material, just random shit.

          this is a filler in the “it’s just useless information used to fill up the chapter numbers”.

          1. “Filling”… huh… how much difference does it make?

            Technically right but essentially the same.

            The word “fill” is still there so fundamentally the content of these chapters are just there to “fill”.

            So what if it’s called filler or filling. It’s just a label. The content of the chapter is still “uninteresting” as it is regardless of your or his argument.

          1. When I’m coming across materials I don’t like, I do something similar: read the last few sentences, but I also picture the entire chapter being played by sock puppets.
            bleb bleb bleb bleb.

      4. Well you are certainly rude are you not “clarkdee”.
        Also, this chapter is pretty much a filler, we know how the author operates by now, he allows the others to be beaten so Yun can sweep in and save the day. Then 10-20 chapters after that he needs a power up and falls into a well or something for a year or two. That is the authors modus operandi.

        So in the future please be a little chill when you speak with people.

    2. No guys. I haven’t enjoyed the last several chapters either, but they not technically fillers. There’s a difference between an UNINTERESTING chapter and a filler chapter. This chapter is not a side story and is clearly part of the main story arch. It also serves a clear purpose of setting the stage for the main character’s subsequent actions. Besides, it is only subjectively uninteresting. If you and I weren’t so interested in reading the details Yun Che’s inevitable steamroll and everyone’s subsequent gobsmacked reaction, we might be able to appreciate these chapters for what they are. Under traditional dramatic structure analysis, this fits the description of “rising action” to the letter. Google it.

      1. This. If there had been a sudden change of location/plot, like for example a beach with only yun che and all his harem-members with their o so exquisite, ample, jade-like-and-whatever-else loli-bodies on it, only then it would have been a “filler”.

        Like Mistbreaker already said, these chapters are practically there in order to let yun che look super-awesome, while also introducing the fighting-techniques of yun ches allies/enemies. Interesting enough (not surprising tho) more or less all of the west-side-dudes seem to be technically better trained (better understanding of techniques/martial dao/whatever) while the other side practically has pure strenght (possibly originated from the higher wealth cuz of cultivating resources).

        Does not make these chapters more interesting because – honestly – they are not, but they serve their purpose.

        1. Correcting the denotation of the word ‘filler’ has got nothing to do with the bigger picture. The connotation remains the same.

          Maybe you guys would have no room for argument if the original commenter added some double quotation just like this – “filler”. It’s a very tiny thing that you should let slide. Don’t take it so literally and seriously.

          Nope. Yun Che looks a lot more awesome in the past. How many times did this exact same scenario happened where there is an elimination tournament in which Yun Che bust all of them? This is the freaking 5TH TIME (iirc).

          What “rising action”??? The author did all of them just right before 4 times, so how come he’s having the short-end now? Even if you’re right, then it’s ‘badly executed’. Even turtle-paced TMG didn’t do something like this in all of its tournaments.

          Nope. What is this, Mayoiga? You introduces literally dozens of one-time use, shallow, unmemorable characters.

          Let’s count how many characters are introduced in just event? 12 families x 2 (1 patriarch+1 younger generation) = a minimum of 24 characters!!!!! If you count other misc characters like the Mu brothers and other dukes and the seven scions then most likely we have 30+ characters introduced just in this single event.

          So the author used 30+ plot devices which no one would remember just to “rise the action”. Ridiculous. Who would remember ANY of them? I personally won’t. And at the apex of all of that, the author did a chapter-by-chapter fight with all of these forgettable characters. So what if it’s NOT a filler or it’s canon? It’s “uninteresting” as hell. So uninteresting that I would call it “bad writing” or “faulty writing”. Thank god the author decided to skip the rest of the matches.

          1. No. It’s very important. What the original poster said is “Welp, ANOTHER filler chapter”. Pretty much all he did was call the chapter a filler — which is outright wrong. Look up the definition of rising action bro. It’s buildup towards a climax in the main story arc. The fact that it is slow, or the fact that some readers don’t enjoy his execution doesn’t make it NOT “rising action”.

            And the whole reason traditional filler is bad is because it is not part of the plot and OBJECTIVELY adds no value. Meaning that it’s MAIN PURPOSE is to waste time. In this case, it IS part of the plot, and does OBJECTIVELY add value — it acts as a foil for the character, it gives a personality and face to the members of the other faction, and it actually SHOWS (rather tells) the details of the difference in power between the two factions’ next generation. This is all for the purpose of increasing the impact of the MC’s subsequent actions. That’s not filler, it’s just slow execution.

            It’s not necessarily a problem with the author. It’s a problem with some of the readers being impatient. Also, to your point about there being a large number of characters minor “disposable” characters whose names you won’t even be able to remember a couple chapters/episodes from now — that is not relevant to whether something is “filler”. I got 3 words for you man: Game of Thrones.

          2. From what I can see you basically ignored some points I’ve given.

            I don’t need to read the definition of “rising action”. If you read closely, I already said “even if you’re right” which means that I already know what it means and already took it into consideration. It would be great if you guys wouldn’t treat ‘us’ as “ignorants” which didn’t know what a “filler” and “rising action” are before we start arguing and you need to repeatedly re-define the terminologies used. Thank you.

            On your second paragraph, you fail to see that it’s not only “slow execution” but also “bad execution”. Like I said already for the 3rd time, we have the exact same plot development for the 4th time already. Why drag and add so much characters right now? You ignored this too. Foil sure. Adds value sure. But there’s a LIMIT to that. There’s such thing as “good foil” and “bad foil”. Wasting 5+ chapters is just “dragging” for the sake of dragging.

            I’m not being impatient nor I am an impatient person. Compared to the turtle TMG’s pacing, ATG is the rabbit. The thing is although TMG is a slugfest and the most slow-paced novel I’m ever reading, it is very well written and never made me want to skip/skim chapters.

            Ho? I never watched Game of Thrones but does it have several episodes focusing only on “disposable characters” and not the main/supporting characters? I bet it doesn’t. Sure it must have lots of disposable characters but they’re all well-placed and distributed across the episodes, unlike in this case now that we’re bloating with dozens of characters ‘we’ wouldn’t even remember ‘in one go’.

          3. I suggest for those people who think the recent chapters are “perfectly fine” to read this simple enumerative article:

            Personally speaking, I love the novel just like you guys however I’m not the type of person who would blindly fall in love and disregard faults when there are obvious ones and defend it like my life or honor depends on it.

            Objectively speaking, let’s be honest. If a professional writer (for example, western writers) critiques the recent chapters, then any of you would probably wish that critique’s nine generations to die horribly because he/she would be REALLY give harsh “pointers” pertaining to the recent chapters.

            Thank you for the discussion and reading several of my cents.

        2. Swergpinquin, your first paragraph pretty much describes this entire arc.

          Yun Che got teleported to some random continent, and was forcibly introduced to a political clusterf*ck he has absolutely nothing to do with, out of the blue, just in order to drag out those 3 years he’s supposed to be away from the REAL STORY.
          This arc is so much filler it’s unbelievable. Yes, it gives some backstory info (his parents and whatnot), but it otherwise does absolutely nothing to affect the story other than giving the MC more powers to deal with the actual location of the story, which is the sky-continent, when the time limit of 3 years is over.

          And if you guys still want to argue “this is still not filler”, that’s okay. We can still point out the fact that this entire arc is supposed to be solved within like 3 months or less. The author has placed a nonsensical timer on this entire arc, while pushing a really complicated plot to follow: a god damn Coup of a million years old empire. Is that seriously the sort of arc he chose to pursue on the shortest time he has!? A few months to solve such a complicated matter?
          This arc is just so messy and all over the place, I’d honestly not be surprised if a guest author was responsible for this arc.

    3. I for one am quite happy these “filler” (as you call them) chapters exist. Some stories are boring because all you ever see is the main character and nothing of the world beyond them, but these chapters let the reader see the world is a bigger place than Yun Che alone.

      1. They’re not even “supporting” characters. They’re grunts. Fodders. Plot devices. And there are even dozens of them. You’re not even gonna remember one of them after several chapters.

        Not focusing on the main character is fine, supporting characters are fine too BUT focusing on dozens of ‘disposable characters’ and have their own dedicated chapters is just a massive waste of ‘word count’.

        Speaking of “boring”, this arc is the most boring.

        We have encountered several tourneys like this in the past, 4 times. Did the author bother writing ALL the participants in those 4 tourneys and let them have their own chapters? No, not at all.

        So why bother now? I have no idea why.

        1. its not really a “waste of word count” if you look at it from the authors perspective… he does these drag out chapters so he can earn more money because you have to pay to view each chapter over in china. so the more chapters he puts out the more money he earns. im not saying this is a good chapter in anyway tho. there are plenty of other great webnovels that have done this drag out thing way better.

    4. Hahah the rage is real. Chill guys this arc is done a long time ago (well not that long). So all we can do is patiently wait until yun che kicks their conceited arses.

  1. Thanks…

    Ugh… The intricacies of logging in…

    When will Yun Che show up?
    Imma wanna see him face smack dem stupid dukes against the queen… ?????

    5? Lord Fifth? ?????

  2. Yay!!!

    Person we don’t give a flying f*** about vs Person we don’t give a flying f*** about

    What an epic battle……


    Really…. waste of chapters….. though I’m guessing the author was just putting something out cause he needed more time to think of ideas for the story…

    Weak point of the chapter system…

      1. Agreed, as much as I don’t like these chapters that talk about unimportant eventually forgotten characters or places, it still makes Yun Che look even more awesome and all the chapters focused on him and his adventures, battles, and just general actions more exciting, interesting, and looked forward to.

        I can’t even say “Don’t even bother with these anymore author” when they actually do serve a purpose – Making Yun Che look better lol

  3. Well,, if we follow the so called teasers.. Im guessing Yun Che will go to stage on Chapter 553, one hit some on 554, the entire chapter 555 will be spent for people’s shock of Yun Che’s battle strength, 556 will be Yun Che using Frozen End, then on 557 Yun Che will reveal the Phoenix Fire… tsk3…

  4. Gotta love these, “I want more money so I’ll write about crap nobody cares about,” chapters.

    OK, I don’t really mind if you want more money so you write some filler, but at least make it about people we care about. I mean, filler CAN be good, but this isn’t. I can even understand that the author wants to show how strong these bad guys are so it appears even more amazing when YC tears them a new one, but everybody knows YC is gonna win. There isn’t a reason to show us how strong they are now when we know it is going to be retold 8 billion times every time YC beat some one.

    It will be something like, “Person X is at the Widened butthole realm, how could a mere Tight Behind level be this strong! This realm skipping power is just too absurd!”

    I actually don’t mind that too much usually, but I do when were get this filler crap before hand 🙁

          1. I seem to notice that kolpose is always replying to you kczz15

            Seems you’ve got a case of someone on your ass

          2. ^I’m not trying to chase his ass for the sake of chasing his ass. I simply disagree with the majority of his hypocritical passive aggressive comments.

            Look at his comment above. Obviously it means stop crying and quit reading gtfo. How rude is that? You think personal attacks to negative feedbacks and criticism makes you the good guy? Whose really crying and sodding here? Ridiculous.

  5. Against the Gods – GUEST Starring Yun Che….

    I’m starting to forget who the MC is…. Lil sword girl must be starving by now

    Thanks for the chapter. I just hope the author gets back on track soon

  6. omg whiners complaining about fillers (when it’s isn’t). That’s what happened when this series start as MC with powerup > op > tourney >powerup loop. How you can enjoy stories without build-up, and universe that have MC and nameless mobs only. Imagine HP series without his other friends, sure you can finish all of that in just 1 book, but no one will appreciate such boring world setup.

    1. Don’t be such a fanboy. You know what they mean. Filler is just a word containing the implied/intended meaning.

      What without a build-up? The author did it right 4 times before – powerup > op > tourney > powerup loop and he did them all right. Why drag things out now?

      All I can “only” see are “nameless” “mobs” (not even supporting characters) getting their own spotlight, development and focus for several chapters, without actually having any lasting tie with the main plot.

      And this isn’t a boring setup?

    2. Except HP had side characters who were well-written, developed, and actually relevant to the main storyline throughout the novel’s. And I’m not even a fan of the HP series. Most side characters in ATG (Hell, even some main characters like little fairy) were forgotten about until the author feels like putting in some random plot or plot armor.

  7. People complaining… so many people complaining…! This chapter was actually good! The last one was bad and there were the usual repeated concepts that we’ve read oh so many times already (Hui Ran is number one, we get it!) but this chapter was good! Interesting! I was hoping their duel would end now, still, it’s good. I expect the next chapter will see the end of the fight, then the introduction of Yun Che. Hopefully everyone will mock his Sky Profound only in the next chapter and in 553 we’ll start seeing him trashing all of his opponents.

    1. I’m speculating based on the teaser images here.

      I think that the next chapter Hui Ran is going be injured and look like he’s lost, but then use some one time technique to revive himself, meaning Hui Ran wins but is less of a threat for Yun Che when he comes up on stage for 553(?). Stuff happens, people laugh, Hui Ran gets beaten. 554 is Yun Che one punching his way through the lesser scrubs. I think the pic for 557 is the demon empress personally, maybe Yun Che is giving her the thing gramps gave him for safekeeping, I’m not sure.

      IDK, not sure how exactly it’s going to go but that’s my best guess.

  8. Reading ATG so far I think I can guess the coming development.

    The wind dude lose but hydra bastard was also in sorry state.
    Hydra dude decide to stay fighting and challenging Yun family to send someone out already.
    He will sarcastic that Yun was so bad ass he want to compete with despite his sorry state while inside he think he will cripple Yun representative as example to everyone.
    The famous line “never gonna find fault either he cripple or dead” will be used as excuse to cripple the unlucky Yun.
    Yun Che will get ridiculed for half chapter and end the chapter with him smash Hydra dude with One Punch.
    Next chapter Hydra patriarch will accuse Yun Che for being cruel to fellow guardian member just to be made fool by his son own speech.
    Another half chapter will be about tons of veterans thinking Yun Che got lucky cos hydra dude let his guard down to Sky expert.
    Hydra ask his fellow bastard to torment and shame Yun Che in front of whole continent.
    Yun Che show 20% of his power to shut everyone up.
    Some shameless accuse Yun Che that adopted son has no place on this sacred ground and his victory is invalid.
    Yun Che show his PH and continue raping fire, water and poison dude to his heart content.

    What we can’t guess is how far these poor dudes can force Yun Che to reveal his true power.

  9. I was just reading Warlock of the Magus World and in the last chapter the bad/hypocrite/”good guys” are plotting against the MC stating their reasons and their recent change of actions, then the MC gets bullied by a tug high soldier only to be trashed by him with a proper exposition of powers in just half a chapter (with WMW chapters being shorter that AGT) and then in ATG we have loads of loads of side characters hogging the limelight to be forgotten in seconds

    That also happens in WMW but they only get some paragraps instead of five chapters, so, why to pretend the mobs are important when we know is all about the MC?

    Ok, ok, im just ranting but please go and check WMW, i just want more people to read it, specially those frustrated by the slow pacing of AGT because they will welcome the change

  10. Thanks for the chapter!

    I’m starting to feel quite sorry for these authors… They just can’t win. If they only show the main character, then their stories are considered rushed and their worlds lack depth. If they actually show that anyone else except MCs and their harems exist, no matter how ridiculously important they may technically be to the state of the world that things take place in, or how powerful they may be in the future, the story is considered slow and full of filler, and they’re clearly only in it to make money…

    Also, these clans and characters are literally the core of an entire world that is likely to be in a war in the future, either an internal one or one with the original continent… They aren’t one time use things…

    1. To pacing IS the problem. Finding the the right pacing can be difficult, very difficult even, but it is something a good, professional author should be able to do. However, many Wuxia authors struggle with good pacing, making it – just like you said – either too slow or too rushed.

      As much as i love all the novels on this site, some are just not very well written. Some struggle with pacing, some are too repetitive, some ignore to many plot holes or contradict themselves and some have trouble with numbers.

      Despite that, these novels are still very enjoyable, they excel at creating interesting and unique worlds and a very satisfying feeling whenever the MC kicks some arrogant idiots in the buttocks.

      That being said, there are some authors that write really well: Er Gen (ISSTH, Renegade Immortal, A Thought Through Eternity) or Tang Jia San Shao (Douluo Dalu, Child of Light, Skyfire Avenue) for instance are very good authors. Not only do they have really good writing, Er Gen is extremely good at creating a complete world, a world with mysteries and depth that add a certain something to his work (if you read ISSTH you will know what i mean), wheras Tang Jia San Shao has a flair for making more in-depth characters than any other Wuxia author, not only the MC, every side character has proper character development, wishes, dreams and fears. Even the nameless one-use characters and random bystanders all seem to be somewhat different from one another.

      1. True, this novel does certainly have issues, and other authors, especially those you mentioned, are indeed generally much better and more consistently better with pacing, though even they aren’t perfect. I guess it just kinda hurts me that they get all the complaints they do when I feel they’re trying their best, and there are stories like True Martial World where the artist seems to be overworking himself to the point of sickness…

        I guess, I just feel that they are in a very complicated situation, and it’s not as simple as it may seem from us readers’ point of view, and I’d rather people just try and relax and try and enjoy the story, however we get it. Heck, half the time these days I’m more interested in the world and the structure of the cultivation systems, as well as the various insights of the world, than the MC and their antics… But to each their own. I feel the way I do, and everyone else gets to feel the way they do, and that’s how things are supposed to be.

  11. The reason that these chapters are unlikable is because the characters that are the focus were literally just introduced, and will literally be discarded right after the tournament, never to be seen or heard of again. If they had a place in the story before this, then this might be more acceptable.

    I wonder how Chinese readers react to the author’s persistent use of filler chapters. Alyschu, please help out here. Translate a few comments for us. I don’t want to think we’re the only ones who want to pinch the author’s belly.

  12. I can understand how people are complaining so much, but I’m just wondering why people just dont look it up online and read somewhere else the Google translated versions of these chapters? Granted it is hard to understand what they are talking about in conversation with how horrible it translates, but I find for the fights, as there isn’t much talking, they make the story just as enjoyable. I mean you can see the main character or characters you want to fight, plus you can still come back here and read the polished story when it is posted.

    This isn’t meant to cause any issues but to help find a temporary viable solution to help some people out there looking for solutions.

    1. Have you tried it yourself? There are of course machine translations but you’ll understand why it’s better to wait for a proper translation than reading them once you’ve read one. You would only understand what is generally happening but finer details like names, techniques, references, et al are something you would definitely miss out.

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