ATG – Chapter 591

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Chapter 591 – Little Demon Empress’ Crisis

The sky grew darker and darker. The night was exceptionally dark today and no stars could be seen in the night sky. A dark cloud floated by, covering up the crescent moon. In an instant, the entire world became as dark as black ink, and when one stretched out his hand, he could not see his fingers. Even the air became exceptionally heavy… as though it was using the surrounding darkness to predict something.

“Tonight really is overwhelmingly dark,” Yun Che muttered to himself. As he looked into the sky, the cloud layer was not dense, which signified that there was also almost no chance of rain.

After some time, the clouds that shrouded the moon slowly floated away and dim moonlight shone down. In front of Yun Che, the figures of two towering peaks appeared vaguely in the distance. Under the darkness of the sky, they looked like two giants that depended on each other to stand.

The entrance to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley laid where the two towering peaks crossed paths. In the area fifty kilometers around it, there was no sign of humans, and only a few profound beasts were seen.

“I’m almost there!” Yun Che called out in a low voice. His body started to descend, his speed slowed down, his aura weakened greatly, and even his eyebrows knitted slightly.

From the message Yun Qinghong had sent to his mind, he learned that the seal at the entrance of Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley was personally set up by the soul of the Golden Crow. The profound formation was thirty meters tall and was constantly emitting a golden profound glow and a scorching aura.

In the darkness of the night, even if one was several kilometers away, the golden glow of the profound formation should be exceptionally eye-catching. However, from what Yun Che could see, there was only a patch of darkness between the two peaks and not one bit of the golden profound formation could be seen.

Which meant that… the profound formation that sealed Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley had indeed been broken!!

“Looks like what I predicted had indeed come true. The Little Demon Empress had indeed come to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley… And there was indeed a way to forcefully break the seal to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley,” Yun Che muttered.

It was also obvious that after the seal to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley had been broken, it would not recover immediately, and people that came later could freely enter as well.

Yun Che took out a Sound Transmission Jade and was about to inform Yun Qinghong of the news that Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley’s profound formation had been broken, but just as he was about to talk, he put down the Sound Transmission Jade and said to himself, “I better go closer to confirm things.”

Yun Che closed the distance quickly and soon, he could see the entrance to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley in front of him. He could clearly feel that the surrounding air was becoming hotter and hotter, and when he was one and a half kilometers away, the scorching heat had become unbearable for any normal human. Then, Jasmine suddenly said, “Quick, get down; there’s someone at the entrance.”

Hearing this, Yun Che quickly descended from midair and slowly walked to the entrance. Using Hidden Flowing Lightning, he became silent. Previously, even the Little Demon Empress could not detect his existence when he was close by, not to mention other people.

Every time his proficiency in the Great Way of the Buddha increased, the sensitivities of Yun Che’s five senses increased. Stopping one kilometer away, he stood behind a huge boulder as he looked across the darkness and indeed, at the entrance of Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley, he clearly saw the figure of a person.

Although he could not see the person’s face clearly, this person did not withhold his aura and from the profound aura, Yun Che felt a sense of familiarity.

This aura, this slight pressure, was not foreign. This person was…

Yun Che thought for a short while before his heart stirred fiercely——

Hui Ran!!!

Duke Huai’s eldest son, the strongest of the Illusory Demon Seven Scions… The one he beat miraculously during the ceremony by sending him flying with one swing of his sword!!!

Why would he be here….

Yun Che thought for a while before his heart sank… Hui Ran appearing here could only mean one thing. The members of Duke Huai Palace had, as he feared, learned of the actions of the Little Demon Empress and had entered Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley after the Little Demon Empress had entered!

Their motive was obviously to kill the Little Demon Empress at such an excellent place like Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley!!

To perform such an act, nothing could be leaked and there must be no signs of the act. Therefore, the ones who performed the act must be the ones Duke Huai trusted the most… As such, his immediate relatives would naturally be involved!

Father or son!

To ensure that the assassination was successful, it was definitely not possible with Duke Huai alone. Then, the person Duke Huai would most likely bring along would definitely be his father who had disappeared for a long time, but was most likely be hiding behind the scenes and was at the pinnacle of profound cultivation… Duke Ming!

Hui Ran was obviously here to act as a lookout! To prevent anyone from approaching and realizing that Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley’s seal had been broken… If he could defeat this person, he would definitely silence him, and even if he couldn’t, he would clearly know who had approached.

Yun Che hid his body again, took out the Sound Transmission Jade and sent a sound transmission to Yun Qinghong, “Unfortunately, my guess was right… The profound formation to Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley has been opened. Duke Huai Palace’s Hui Ran is guarding the entrance.”

When he finished speaking, Yun Che kept the Sound Transmission Jade… He believed that when Yun Qinghong heard this, he would definitely rush over immediately.

“What are you going to do?” Jasmine asked.

Yun Che thought for a while and said, “I’ll guard here for now. Even if I disregard Duke Ming and Duke Huai, I’m also unable to beat Hui Ran. The only thing I can do now is to observe and wait for Father and Grandfather to arrive.”

“However, what Grandfather said previously is true. The Little Demon Empress definitely won’t let down her guard so easily. After leaving the palace, she most definitely rushed towards Golden Crow’s Ancestral Land that is within the depths of Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley. Even if the people from Duke Huai Palace reacted right away, it would not be possible for them to chase up to her. Within the Golden Crow’s Ancestral Land, the Little Demon Empress would not encounter any danger. When her bloodline has been awakened, even if Duke Ming personally attacked, it wouldn’t be possible to kill her.”

After saying these, Yun Che’s eyebrows did not relax but knitted even more tightly.

“Oh? Is it?” Jasmine snorted, “After saying all this, you don’t find anything wrong? How smart are Duke Huai and Duke Ming who are always behind the scenes. How would they not think of something your grandfather thought of! They’re able to predict the Little Demon Empress’ movement and chase her to this place, so isn’t it obvious that, just as you were afraid of, they had already learned numerous secrets about the Demon Emperor’s clan? What they know would definitely be much more than what your grandfather knows! If it were just like you had said, why would they chase to this place knowing fully well that it would be a waste of energy… and even leave one person to stand guard at the entrance!”

Jasmine’s words were also what Yun Che had been wondering about. She stopped for a moment, changing the tone in her voice, and she coldly laughed, “Regarding the bloodline of the Golden Crow, I just remembered something interesting.”

“Something interesting? What?” Yun Che was stunned.

“In the world that I was in, there’s an astral plane called ‘Flame God’s Realm.’ That place is dominated by flames and the people there all succeeded the bloodline and strength of fire beasts from the Primordial Era. There were flame qilins, azure divine birds, zhurongs, nine-tailed divine foxes, scarlet sables… Almost all the legacy of the flame-type divine beasts from the Primordial Era were concentrated in the ‘Flame God’s Realm.’ Above them were the three strongest flame forces which naturally were the races of the Vermillion Bird, Phoenix, and Golden Crow, which possessed the supreme flame divine powers and bloodline!”

Yun Che, “…”

“I’ve once said before, among the three flame supremes, although the Golden Crow is ranked last, if one were solely judging based on the might of the flames, the Golden Crow would be the strongest. However, within the Flame God’s Realm, the combined strength of the Golden Crows is far inferior to that of the Vermillion Bird and the Phoenix; not even half of theirs! Do you know why?”

“…Could it be that the Golden Crow flames are too intense? Not only is it intractable, it would harm one’s body?” Yun Che thought for a while and replied. Because Jasmine had once said similar words to him. Furthermore, within the Illusory Demon Realm, the purest heirs of the Golden Crow, the Demon Emperors, only had a very short lifespan. After their bloodline awakened, they could only live for more than a thousand years. In addition, no Demon Empress managed to live past a thousand years.

“Hmph, that’s right.” Jasmine said, “Within the Flame God’s Realm, men who cultivated the Golden Crow flames usually had lifespans that were half of those who cultivated the Vermillion Bird and the Phoenix Flames! Females who cultivated the Golden Crow flame had half the lifespan of males who did so. They were even often subjected to the pain of the flame burning their hearts!!!”

“This is because the Golden Crow Flame is the most supreme Yang flame and it does not allow the existence of even one bit of Yin energy! The more pure the Golden Crow bloodline, the more true this is! The vitality of women is innately Yin. If one bore the bloodline of the Golden Crow and cultivated the strength of the Golden Crow, wouldn’t the Golden Crow Flame harm their vitality?!”

Yun Che looked up vigorously, “Jasmine, what do you mean… by saying all this?”

Jasmine laughed coldly, “What I meant is that if that was the case for the women in Flame God’s Realm, for the Little Demon Empress who possessed an ordinary body, simply inheriting the Golden Crow’s bloodline would cause her excruciating pain. For them, the so-called awakening of the bloodline simply means obtaining a pure drop of blood from the soul of the Golden Crow. Heh, she’s merely a woman; if she were to obtain a pure drop of blood from the Golden Crow Ancestor, then, no matter how hard she tried to resist and withstand, her vitality would be burnt up within a year!”

“If she were still a virgin and still possessed her vital yin, she would not even survive past a month!”

“What!!” Jasmine’s words caused Yun Che to become deeply shocked and he nearly shouted out loud.

Jasmine then continued, “However, if the soul of the Golden Crow has some brains, it would not do the stupid thing of wasting the precious Golden Crow blood on a woman! Even if Little Demon Empress managed to see the soul of the Golden Crow, she would most likely be chased out.”

Yun Che, “!!”

Yun Che was greatly shocked… Jasmine’s words definitely wouldn’t be wrong! But if this were all true, then the Little Demon Empress’ attempt to awaken her bloodline would only end in failure! Even if she were to reach the Golden Crow’s Ancestral Land, the only result would be her being chased away by the soul of Golden Crow… Because even he would not believe that a divine beast which had its own will, such as the soul of the Golden Crow, would choose to waste its bloodline on a successor that would quickly perish after receiving it.

Then, unable to awaken her bloodline, she would soon encounter Duke Huai who entered after her…

Yun Che stood up immediately and did not hide his action one bit. Even his profound aura was released without restraint. He instantly swept up a storm and rushed straight to the entrance of Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley.

“Who goes there!!” Yun Che’s action had undoubtedly caught the attention of Hui Ran who stood up intensely, releasing an aura of dismay which condensed the air within a radius of thirty meters.

“What do you want to do?!” Jasmine asked displeasingly.

“Obviously, I need to rush in!” Yun Che said as he gritted his teeth, “If all of this is real… the Little Demon Empress would be in great danger. There’s no time left to wait for Father and Grandfather! No matter what, the Little Demon Empress cannot perish. Otherwise, the Yun Family would be doomed!”

“With your strength now, what use is there even if you were to rush in? Regarding people who have the ability to kill the Little Demon Empress, I’m afraid you wouldn’t be able to stop them for even a breath of time.”

“…If I can find her and she isn’t dead yet, then I’ll have a plan! Hong’er, come out!”

Yun Che howled as a red radiance flashed in his hand and the Heaven Smiting Sword appeared in his hand. Without even a word of greeting, the sword smashed straight at Hui Ran.


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83 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 591” - NO SPOILERS

    1. You’re kinda right. It doesn’t make sense for Hui Ran to be there. I was gunna say it does make sense cuz he could see who’s coming and send a sound transmission to his father to alert them. But I just realized no sound transmission can go in or out of the valley. Smh. Once again, #plot.

    2. And the fact that they probably could have placed a loyal monarch subordinate to stand guard if what they really wanted was to prevent anyone from coming in. But nope, it had to to be little Ran standing guard. *sigh*

    3. This assassination couldn’t be told to anyone beside father-son-grandson so thouldn’t order anyone to accompany them.
      Hui Ran is too weak to be threat to LDE so he guarding the entrance is make sense.
      He could lie that he see the seal broken so he guarding entrance to prevent anyone enter.
      His strength couldn’t stop tyrant but his position is high enough to stop almost anyone.
      Normally, no one would dare to come here from the beginning and normal people don’t think LDE would encounter any threat inside as well.
      So it’s totally make sense to let the grandson guard the entrance.

    4. His grandfather and father need someone trustworthy to guard the entrance knowing their plot to kill Little Demon Empress. Should they tell someone that they plan assassination there? No, they need someone trusted and I seriously don’t see any other person other than Huiran standing there. He’s their son, he’s the most trustworthy person out there. And he will want to prove he’s worthy of that trust after losing in tournament. He can use his status as Scion/Duke Huai’s son to persuade people to not enter Crow Valley. After all some stray cultivators can see open entrance and try to rush in. Probability, that someone stronger than Huiran will figure out their plan and try to enter is laughably small, he probably has some treasure to temporarily delay. Was it said transmissions can’t go in and out? Or was it just “out”? Even if nothing can go in and out, there are other ways than direct Sound Transmission.

      When I think something is the most obvious thing ever and I expected it even when Yun Che talked with his parents, people prove me wrong. Faith in humanity lost.

      1. I get what you’re saying about having someone trustworthy. But after the smacking they got from YC, practically everyone is weary of Duke Huai and everyone associated with him. So with Hui Ran being there, they’re practically yelling to everyone that might pass by the gate or comes to check the gate, out of mere suspicion like YC, “hey look, we, Duke Huai palace, are colluding against the LDE. And currently we somehow entered the GRCLG valley.”

        So once again, Hui Ran being there is pointless and has no purpose aside from plot.

        Oh and they’ve stated multiple times that the GRCLG valley is like a desperate world of its own, so I’m sure that Sound Transmissions won’t work. And just by the fact alone that no sound transmission can come out, means nothing can’t go in.

        And you’re saying that this plan of their is important and that not a lot of people know about it, but a couple chapters before a mere servant informed Duke Huai that Duke Ming was looking for him. The fact that a servant knew the existence of Duke Ming shows that everyone in the palace knows everything.

        So it’s clear they not trying to keep anything in secret within their own home. But even if they were, Hui ran being there is still clearly pointless aside for Plot.

        Thanks for listening to my rant.

      2. Duniak, if someone weaker than Hui Ran entered the place then they would not matter whatsoever. If the only people that could actually effect the plan (aka strong monarchs) entered the place, the only thing Hui Ran would be able to do is get killed…

  1. Wow. Thanks jasmine. Perfect timing. Tell him all the good stuff so he can rush to his death instead of telling him before so he could’ve brought back-up. Smfh #plot guys. And that beginning paragraph(sigh). If I didn’t know better, I would’ve called this a fanfiction based on that first paragraph.

    Anyways, thanks for the chap. Let’s see how his plans turn out this time, cuz they always turn out brilliantly.

    Him following his stupid aunts advice and not killing that Juechen loser was the worst choice he’s made, and he’s made some shitty choices, including this one.

    Sigh, kinda liked the aunt when the story started. Now I hate her.

    #plot.

    1. Juechen is currently “fused” with a person from the fifth Sacred Ground and he HATES the other four. I’m thinking they’ll eventually team up in taking down the Sacred Grounds (after they fight almost to the death to settle their score, of course).

      1. Exactly. For the sake of having further plot in the future. Aside from that the aunt had no reason to request that he be spared from the massacre. Just bcuz he stopped her from getting rapped, which he did bcuz he wanted her for himself, after kidnapping her doesn’t mean she should be all goody and shit and ask him to be spared. That was stupid. She’s stupid. Stupid character >_>

        1. You guys can’t really relate to a character. His aunt is embodiment of being a good person and a naive because of lack of experience in life, It is normal she act that way. You guys should see the big picture here.

          1. I know her character. And I realize her intentions. But that doesn’t mean I have like and agree with her choices lol :p

    2. I also have no idea why YC decided to go there alone in the first place. I mean, that’s so retarded! If he was so suspicious to the point that he couldn’t rest at peace, then that should have been more than enough of a reason to have his father accompany him. What’s with “my intuition has saved me several times”, if you can’t make wise decisions based on your “trusted” intuition?
      The #plot this time round was too forced! And there was no need for it. After the exchange of pointers, we wouldn’t have minded the story cooling down a bit…but this? This is just insulting our intelligence -___-

      1. He probably dont want his parent to be in danger. You forgot that Yun che did explain to them that he have way to escape when it got bad and he got the frost crystal so his parents trust him.

        1. I agree, him coming alone was dumb. And when he said he had a way to escape, I’m 100% sure he didn’t factor in the point that he’d be entering the valley when he got there. So basically him saying he can escape before doesn’t mean squat now. And if he truly had an escape, his mother wouldn’t be having her own premonitions either, bad ones at that too. Intuition my butt. >_> #forcedplot

          1. I will agree too if he do not have the frost crystal, Basically all of them have absolute trust to it even yun che. Thats the big factor they allow yun che to go.

  2. I bet Yun Che gonna use that icicle thingie to trap himself and the LDE inside and sex her up while they all watch helplessly as she gets the bloodline hehe

    1. WAIT!! What happen if she ends up pregnant, if I remember correctly, the last time Yun Che do the deed, someone’s pregnant and still missing until now. With all the bloodline in Yun Che that child would be god-like and what if the kid also inherited golden crow bloodline??

  3. Yep, Yun Che is gonna die… again. Of course, this is shortly after giving away a world defying treasure, the monarch pill, which would have given him enough power to actually handle this, again. It’s almost like Yun Che doesn’t WANT to get too strong for fear that would take all the challenge out of it.

    1. Did you even read? He COULDN’T take the pill because he’d need to be a high level Throne to do do, whereas he’s currently only a high level Sky Profound. It’s been stated that the ingredients for the pill are not rare, it’s merely the process that is difficult, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he made another pill for himself once he reached the required level.

      1. Did he also need high level Sky Realm to use Emperor pill that could make him instant Emperor and thus INSTANT MONARCH? Xia Qingyue was in low Earth Realm. Dude, please… Did you even read? He got Emperor Pill, gave it away. Got Tyrant Pill, gave it away despite the fact it could boost his cultivation. It even has some effects for Tyrant realm experts, remember? You should, you read after all, right? You think it wouldn’t have effect on his Sky Realm cultivation? Please, did you even read? Next pill he needs to give away is Monarch Pill. It’ll probably go to his son/Little Fairy right before he leaves this lower plane. Confirmed by Mars himself, mark my words!

        1. What he gave to Qingyue wasn’t exactly a pill but a flower (?) miraculous enough to directly transport one in the Emperor Realm. This here is a special medicine that, if used by a peak Throne, would make them step into Tyrant Realm. There’s a difference. I’m not saying Yun Che won’t give away something amazing to someone else (after all, he cheats with the Evil Seeds) but complaining about this particular pill is like wondering why he didn’t put Princess Snow into the Sky Poison Pearl when they were in the Ark.

          1. I don’t think you can put living human beings inside a storage space, even if the sky poison pearl is a part of his soul. Jasmine lives there because she’s part of his soul too, same for Hong’er. And I’m guessing the only reason he was able to place Canghai in the space was because he was dead. Once you place a living thing inside the storage space, they’d freeze, just like how it was with the emperor dragon. But I’m not sure. That’s a good question tho.

            And yea you’re quite right, the tyrant pill is different from the emperor flower. Emperor flower is a cultivation oddity that raises levels massively, and His wife was able to raise to the 2nd lvl throne only bcuz he refined it using the sky poison pearl. If e was refined using regular methods, it be a miracle if it retained 50% its resources and she barely reached mid stage sky profound realm.

            While the tyrant pill is a medicine that helps peak throne break into overlords without feeling a bottleneck. It doesn’t raise cultivation. And also if YC collects the ingredients, he might be able to refine a better Tyrant pill that might actually RAISE lvls.

            So yea.

          2. Exactly. Also, as you said, he COULDN’T put Princess Snow in the Pearl precisely because she was alive. But if you read the comments to those chapters, they were full of people wondering why he didn’t just put her in there and then left with the special tool. People (me included) complain because the author repeats things over and over, but maybe he should repeat things even more, as there are some readers who don’t seem to understand or remember.

    2. Yep, I just feel like he gonna die too. Cang Yue worries about him before depart to DPS and now his mom.
      It’s about time for the 3 year promises he made with snow princess after all.

  4. Why doesnt yun che bother making ills to increase his cultivation base. it would save so much time and hassle and he would be putting his medicinal skill to good use.

  5. Hui Ran has not even been wound by the MC in the last fight between them?

    Anyway, thanks for the chapter SummerRain, Niles, Latechu, Anon#R, Nicolai W, Casey F, Chris G, PATTAMON L, IBRAHIM A, Toh R & Tech R! 🙂

  6. Thanks for the chapter :))
    I have a feeling YunChe isn’t gonna die this time. There are so many unfinished business here in this realm. Or even if he die he wont stay dead for long. I hope so

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