ATG – Chapter 888

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Chapter 888 – Ling’er, Ling’er (1)

Initially, it was just a normal sword. It was the one and only sword which his master gave him when he was accompanying his master and practicing his medicinal arts in the Azure Cloud Continent. He had always used it for self-defense and had only used it to kill profound beasts. Never had he used it to kill people.

Later on, his master was forced to death and under his hatred, he crazily unleashed the venomous poison of the Sky Poison Pearl, killing countless people… While the sword, because it was infected by the Sky Poison Pearl’s venomous poison, turned into a poisonous sword.

Its name, was thus changed by Yun Che to Sky Poison Sword.

When he leapt off Cloud’s End Cliff back then, he had done it together with this Sky Poison Sword. He still vaguely remembered that when he leapt off, the final thing he did before his consciousness completely disappeared, was to fling out this Sky Poison Sword with all the remaining strength left in his entire body.

This Sky Poison Sword was the one and only in this world and it was definitely impossible for a second one to exist.

Yun Che gently pinched onto the blade and with a slight use of force, he had already completely pulled it out from the mountain wall with a light clanging sound. Its blade, tip, hilt, color and aura, were completely the same as the Sky Poison Sword, which he was familiar with as if it was part of his body and had accompanied him for a few dozen years.

However, hadn’t the cause and effect of this world been altered by the Mirror of Samsara at the same time he reincarnated? “He” no longer existed in this world and the Sky Poison Pearl no longer existed in this world either. So why did the Sky Poison Sword, which had come into existence because of him here?

Furthermore, the most exaggerated consequence brought about by the Mirror of Samsara reincarnating him was the shift in time axis of Azure Cloud Continent. Everything had returned back to a few dozen years ago and according to the present time in the Azure Cloud Continent, even if this world still had another “him,” everything would have gone abiding to all the events that happened back then. During this time, he basically had yet to jump off Cloud’s End Cliff.

Furthermore, the Sky Poison Sword would not have even been born yet and it would have only been his first encounter with Su Ling’er.

Could it be that the shift in time axis brought about by the Mirror of Samsara’s reincarnation, was not just purely a reversal of time but had to a certain degree or due to some unique circumstances, maintained the things that existed and the incidents that happened in the “future”?

Yun Che carefully raised the Sky Poison Sword as he felt surging waves in his heart. The reason why it existed was hard to explain but it was not that important. To Yun Che, being able to wield it once more was a pleasant surprise bestowed by the heavens. Though its might was far from being able to compare to the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword materialized by Hong’er, nor was it a weapon suitable for use, it was something given to him by his master.

By regaining possession of this Sky Poison Sword, he finally had a keepsake left behind by his master.

His fingers lightly slid through the blade and then to the hilt. Just as he was preparing to keep it, at the ends of the hilt, his fingers suddenly touched a few strands of something that were firm yet a little soft at the same time.

Yun Che put some force behind his fingers before he was able to pluck them out from the sword.

At first glance, the things on his hand were a few strands of torn metal flakes which had  considerably shining metallic surfaces. However, looking at the degree of their distortion and adhesion, these properties were clearly not something regular metals would have. The aura they were emitting was completely different from metals as well.

Yun Che looked at them with focused eyes for a short while and suddenly recognized them…

These are… dragon scales!?

Why were torn dragon scales hanging on the hilt of the Sky Poison Sword?

Just as this question flashed past Yun Che’s mind, his body suddenly shook as though he was struck by lightning.

These dragon scales…

Wait a minute… Could it be…

Yun Che’s memories, hazily returned to the Ranking Tournament hosted by Heavenly Sword Villa… returned to what felt like a dreamscape, where he once again encountered Su Ling’er…

These dragon scales…

Dragonscale Armor!!

The first prize of Blue Wind Ranking Tournament, that Dragonscale Armor!

The Dragonscale Armor which he gave to Su Ling’er back then!

These torn dragon scales, were clearly the same dragon scales from the Dragonscale Armor!

The same color and the same aura!

Could it… Could it be…

There seemed to be something rumbling within Yun Che’s chest, exploding out. He tightly held onto the torn dragon scales in his hands. His heart throbbed intensely and his entire body trembled uncontrollably. “Ling’er… It’s Ling’er… It’s definitely Ling’er…”

He hurriedly turned around, panting roughly. Within this abyss of death, he let out an agitated loud roar. “Ling’er!! Ling’er!! Where are you!? Ling’er!”

His voice heavily echoed within the abyss, shaking the tumbling sand and stones. Yun Che shouted loudly. As he was too excited, only after shouting out a few dozen times, it felt as though he had emptied all of his strength, as he was no longer able to shout again.

“Big Brother Yun Che… Is that you?”

A dreamy clear voice, like the breeze in an empty valley, lightly reverberated next to Yun Che.

Yun Che’s body suddenly stiffened straight, as he stood completely rooted to the ground, as though he had suddenly fallen into a dream, unable to believe the world he was currently being exposed to. He raised his head, his action was so stiff and slow, it felt as though he was a wooden doll being raised up by a string.

On the mountain wall high above, a dark round rock protruding outwards. At the side of the round rock was a jade-green beautiful figure. She had an impressively elegant appearance and eyes that could cause the stars to lose their color.

Droplets of water silently fell off her two beautiful eyes, drawing long glittering traces of water in the sky, falling all the way down to the unreturnable abyssal depths.

Under the radiance of the Phoenix flames, their two pairs of eyes made contact while separated by a long empty space. The scene froze for a long while and even the entire world had sunken into silence, until everything was broken by Yun Che’s breathing.

“Ling… er…” Yun Che forcefully stretched out his hand. Everything before his eyes was much more perfect than a dream and he dared not to even approach and make contact for a moment, afraid that everything was merely just a dreamscape that would shatter with the slightest touch.

The Ling’er in his line of sight was much slenderer than six years ago and was more youthful and tender than his past life. However, that was his Ling’er. He definitely would not mistake her as it was impossible for him to do so.

“Big Brother Yun Che…” Su Ling’er called out, feeling as if she was talking in her dream. Her two hands and body, were as though they were being pushed by an invisible force, unconsciously approaching Yun Che… Then, she felt a sense of weightlessness beneath her feet as she slipped off the round rock, falling towards Yun Che.

However, she did not scream because of this sudden accident, nor was she even the slightest bit afraid. Present within her eyes was just an extremely beautiful calm.

“Ling’er!!”

Yun Che quickly called out, finally awakening from the haziness. He rose into the air and tightly caught Su Ling’er who was descending towards him. When he was truly holding onto her soft and tender body, the endless warmth and sense of satisfaction spread through Yun Che’s body.

Because at this moment, he was finally completely certain that all this was not an illusory dreamscape.

He hugged Su Ling’er tightly and from the bottom of the cliff, charged towards the skies. Su Ling’er quietly leaned into his chest, a light smile surfaced on her lips and tears welled in her beautiful eyes. In her heart, she no longer carried the slightest fear or anxiety but merely endless bliss, sense of security and satisfaction.

Su Ling’er was alive, safe and sound. After that loss back then, the “dreamscape” six years ago and once again another “loss”, he was finally able to embrace her tightly.

Everything was like a dream.

At this moment, he already knew that after Su Ling’er had jumped off Cloud’s End Cliff, the Sky Poison Sword and Dragonscale Armor had saved her life.

In the process of falling, the Dragonscale Armor on her body coincidentally hung onto the hilt of the Sky Poison Sword.

If it was anything else, like a branch or even a protruding rock, it could not have possibly stopped Su Ling’er. However, the Sky Poison Sword was swung towards the cliff with all of Yun Che’s strength while he was carrying the heart of certain death, deeply stabbing into it. Due to the poison power that originated from the Sky Poison Pearl, it was incomparably sturdy and even the force of a fall that accumulated for several kilometers would not possibly break it.

And, if it was regular clothing which ended up stopped by the Sky Poison Sword, under the intense force generated by the fall, the only result was the clothing being torn. It would have been impossible for it to hang onto the sword. However, the Dragonscale Armor Yun Che gave Su Ling’er was a Sky Profound Armor, constructed by actual dragon scales. Just by being worn, it could even block the power of even a Sky Profound Realm profound practitioner by an extremely large degree. The force generated by a fall of several kilometers was basically insufficient in completely tearing the Dragonscale Armor apart.

Just like that, the Sky Poison Sword he unintentionally flung out in his past life, which should not still exist in the first place…

The Dragonscale Armor which he gave her in what he thought was a “dreamscape” that did not exist in this life…

Had actually miraculously saved Su Ling’er’s life together.

As though their two hearts were in consonance, neither of them spoke. Clearly, their inner hearts were like surging ocean waves but when they were embracing each other tightly, their hearts had turned especially silent. Even the initially shrilling howls of the wind felt incomparably gentle.

Unknowingly, bright rays of light began to shine down on them from above and the air no longer felt oppressive. Yun Che’s arms slightly tightened as he circled in the air, escaping from the world of the abyssal depths. Hugging Su Ling’er, he gently landed on the side of Cloud’s End Cliff.

The mountain breeze was cooling and it did not carry the light scent of blood which Yun Che expected. Even the bloody scars that filled the ground earlier had disappeared without a trace as well. Probably, they were cleared away by the sects and clans of the Country of Supwake due to fear or they might have been cleaned by the disciples of Seven Stars Divine Palace later on.

However, at the very least, they were presently the only two people on Cloud’s End Cliff and it turned into a world that solely belonged to the two of them.

Gently holding onto Su Ling’er’s cheek, Yun Che silently focused his eyes and gently said. “Ling’er… You have grown up. These few years…”

Yun Che’s voice choked, as he did not know what explanation he should give that had to make her bitterly wait for six years. In the end, he said with a pale look. “…It’s my fault. I made you wait for such a long time.”

Su Ling’er gently shook her head, tears welled in her beautiful eyes. She gave a slight smile before hugging him once more, quietly leaning onto his chest, as she let out a dream-like voice. “Big Brother Yun Che, I’m definitely not dreaming, right…”

“This really might be a dream but it is a dream that we will never ever wake up from.” Yun Che lightly smiled as well.

The Ling’er of six years ago was like a lively and innocent little fairy. She would giggle out loud and wail out loud. But in a considerably short six years, she had turned especially quiet… quiet like a drifting orchid.

Rather, she was more like… the Su Ling’er whom he had painfully lost back then.

And back then, other than being quiet like a drifting orchid, it felt as if that Su Ling’er was filled with sadness and pain that could never disappear.

The two people immersed themselves in the mountain breeze for a very, very long time and from beginning till end, they were tightly embracing each other, as though they wanted to knead their own bodies into the other’s.

Only when the mountain breeze had quietly changed in direction, did the two figures finally, gently separate.

“Ling’er, are you not going to ask me… why I did not return to look for you this entire time in these few years?” Yun Che said guiltily.

However, Su Ling’er lightly shook her head, as she looked at him with misty eyes. “Because I know that Big Brother Yun Che definitely had no other choice and it isn’t because you don’t want Ling’er and have forgotten Ling’er.”

“…” Yun Che’s eyes swelled, as he was moved beyond words.

In his past life, she had given him endless accommodation, endless affection and endless sacrifices…

In this life, she was still the same as well…

This was his Ling’er.

“When I leapt off Cloud’s End Cliff, I had thought that I would no longer be able to see you again in this lifetime.” Su Ling’er stretched out her hand and gently caressed Yun Che’s cheek, her eyes were covered in foggy mist. “I never thought that, Big Brother Yun Che’s Sky Poison Sword and the Dragonscale Armor Big Brother Yun Che gave me would save me… I believe that it’s definitely because Big Brother Yun Che had always been thinking and worrying about me, that brought about such a miracle, allowing me to once again see Big Brother Yun Che.”

Yun Che lightly shook his head, his heart still carried the deep fear from earlier. “Ling’er, you’re so silly. Why did you have to jump? When I found out that you…”

Yun Che’s voice suddenly stopped halfway through, as he looked blankly at Su Ling’er. His voice turned especially stiff. “Ling’er… You… You… How did you know about… the Sky Poison Sword?”


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96 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 888” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. I don’t think so, but I reckon he must’ve recognize the sword because the the sky poison sword have some connection with sky poison pearl? Or maybe they actually came as pairs before.

      1. Well,the only thing we’ve been told is that the poison was used up by yun che and that the sky poison pearl has cleansing capabilities,i think it is the 1st time we see a sword related to it.

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            It turns out that when the poison of sky poison pearl was all used id would take some.time.to regain but thanks to miror of samsara that yun che has , when.he was reincarnated with the sky poison perl he only had the purification efect of it … and the poison efect that hat to regain its power form forms a new sky poison pearl in the azura cloud continent.. later he is going to find it and mearg with his.sky poison pearl havin one hand for purification and other hand for poisoning … to bad that only regain 10% of it poison power ….
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            Yun che finds his saint doctor master .. and brings him to ilusuri demon realm … the.doctor has a change to save LTE

      2. Come on, he even explain it at the beginning of the chapter, his medical master gave him that sword, it was infected by the sky poison pearl, thus the name was changed to sky poison sword

        1. You clearly didn’t look to see when these comments were posted. They asked these things while the polebunny.gif was still here you know? Learn to check the dates.

          @Nexus Wolf I need to remember to refresh the page before I comment lol

          1. Well seems pointless to comment on teasers and such before the chapter is even posted. Clearly the answers will come once the chapter is posted. Talk about what will happen next not what just happened cause you jumped the gun and posted before its even up.

    2. Maybe it is and the reason why the sky poison pearl lost all of it’s poison is because yun che found a way to transfer the poison to the sky poison sword.

    3. “Initially, it was just a normal sword. It was the one and only sword which his master gave him when he was accompanying his master and practicing his medicinal arts in the Azure Cloud Continent. He had always used it for self-defense and had only used it to kill profound beasts. Never had he used it to kill people.

      Later on, his master was forced to death and under his hatred, he crazily unleashed the venomous poison of the Sky Poison Pearl, killing countless people… While the sword, because it was infected by the Sky Poison Pearl’s venomous poison, turned into a poisonous sword.

      Its name, was thus changed by Yun Che to Sky Poison Sword.”

      Did u skim? it literally explains why its called that and it was used in his previous life.

  1. Why didn’t hong’er’s twin just enter the skypoison pearl? It could hold souls like jasmine…The little gal all alone again dammit making me all sad. 😫😭😭😭

    1. Jasmine could enter the Sky Poison Pearl because the Sky Poison Pearl was bound to Yun Che — and as she had a connection to Yun Che as well, she could exist there because of it. It is the same reason Hong’er shows up there.

      The rainbow eyes girl might have a connection to Hong’er, but she doesn’t have a connection to Yun Che. So it’s probably not possible.

    2. Why didnt she jump in? 1-because our hero doesnt think to invite her. 2-because our hero needs as many reasons as possible to come back to this dark underworld and conquer it later on. He’ll feel bad he left her there and come back for her, Im sure.

      1. I am actually angry at Yun Che leaving her like that. It’s as if he doesn’t even feel grateful at all. He could have asked her if she wanted to come out of that dark world with him with sincerity but no, he didn’t.

        I really think Yun Che had become a stupid assshole or something. He wasn’t the same always composed and planning Yun Che as before.

        It’s like every little damn thing that happens, he’s always surprised and always shocked.

        Did MARS had a change of heart r something?

        Anyways, thanks for the chapter

      2. Remember? The skill that jasmine used for him to for him to link with Hong’er could only be used “once”. Even if it was meaning once per “Hong’er?” in that sense, she still never taught it to him, as it was never talked about again up to this point. Even if he wanted too, without the girl herself knowing or Jasmine being there, he couldn’t. This is also assuming that the other girl is like Hong’er.

      3. Actually, Jasmine’s state was different, I think. She was poisoned and wasn’t a soul body but rather had a physical body as Yun Che could touch her. And she created a bond by drinking his blood. Colorful eye-girl however is purely a soul body and can’t create a bond with Yun Che, besides even he doesn’t know how.

  2. I’ve got a question about something I don’t understand.

    Do you know why YC doesn’t open the 54 profound entrances of everyone in his family and friends. Because at first I thought it wasn’t easy bu he did it with his whole sect, so he could do it. After all that would enable them to defend themselves and to live longer. Especially his wives and lovers.

    PS: thanks for the chapter

    1. Maybe he did it offscreen and the author didn’t want to waste chapter space talking about it?

      Of course not I’m being silly, Mars writes as much as he can and any excuse to write out another chapter is a good excuse.

      1. No, look at the cultivation of little aunt and Princess Yue… They cannot outstand the cold of Asgard… The Aunt was very dedicated to training in the begining of the novel. And the Princess has a good cultivation for the age in the country. So why they canot grow up like the Asgard grils if Yun Che helped?

    1. Hard to say. It’s pretty obvious that its from his last life, judging only by the end of that last chap. However, who it belonged to is a bigger mystery. Him, Her, Master. Gotta be one of those but which one? Or possibly from the hands of his biggest enemy I guess.

    2. Seems to me he has never seen it before. He seems to recognize the aura because it has the same aura as the Sky Poison Pearl. It seems like the name Sky Poison Sword popped into his head when he touched it.

    3. I think… Yun Che soul was from parallel world..
      mirror of samsara brought him when he died? (mirror // parallel)

      but from the history of Yun Che, he swallowed the Sky Poison Pearl..

      1. Um….we know Yun Che is from an alternate version of this very world. The mirror twisted his 2 previous lives in this world and rebuilt the world into a new one, giving him a 3rd life. That’s what the mirror does(according to Jasmine I think). We were given this information back when he first met Jasmine.

        Swallowed the Sky Poison Pearl? Huh? He had it in his possession when he jumped off the cliff. I dont remember him swallowing it but I am not willing to go back and double check so you might be right.

  3. If i’m not wrong then that sword is the other half of the sky poison pearl (the offencive/poison part). so after he have taken the sword inside the pearl they will then fuse and become one and the pearl will get the poison ability restored = RIP the four sacred something xD

  4. Maybe this is the physical form the poison element of the skypoison pearl took after reforming. If so, getting the sword will bring back the pearl’s poison capabilities back 😀

    1. I don’t think that is the case but i sure wish it is, just imagine something like that being revealed in the last fight of the novel or something like that it would indeed be epic.

  5. I’m gonna call it now that the Quad Light Eyed Girl is the original demon slaying sword every demon fears. And sometime in the future she will join Hong’er in a single entity. Also, I believe she can’t leave this area for the moment even if she goes inside the Sky Poison Pearl. What binds her there is still a unknown to come to the fore, likely related to the Evil God past as someone linked to the demon race and his mysterious plans.

  6. My guess is that hong’er and silver haired soul girl are like Yin Yang swords of same origin. Just like those of Ling Yun & Ling Jie’s swords. And I(and many others may) also think it’s her slash which created the abyss at cloud’s end cliff and split the mountains.

  7. maby the evil god used the number 1 treasure sword to foght the devils and in doing so he sealed the devil soverign and fougt rth rest of the devils, creating clouds end cliff, and, like, over stressed the sword, and it split into a bunch of pieces loke hong’er.

  8. The recoil from getting abruptly stopped after falling from thousands of metres would kill a normal person. Ling’er should be dead now. As always, physics are completely disregarded by the author, just like a sword that weighs I don’t even remember how many tons.

    1. Well, the armor is stretchable 😉 I mean, if you look at it this way, from yc to ling’er then to ling’er 6 years later and she’s still wearing the same armor. I’m pretty sure it’s made to stretch so you can think of it as something like bungee jumping xD

    2. Those sorts of minor physics have no bearing on xanxia. She’s a cultivator, she can break normal humans by the truck load. A simple fall won’t do her in. Now if she hit bottom……

      1. She’s weak, she’s barely stronger than an average human.

        And for those saying physics (including “bite me”) don’t matter, yes they do. These people walk on the ground, they have weight, which means gravity works like in our world. The author even specified that if she’d been caught by a branch, it would have snapped because it would have been too fragile to handle a mass that had accelerated for thousands of metres. Physics either work or not; they can’t just stop working whenever it suits the story. This is bad world-building, bad writing, much worse than Mars’ way of repeating the same things again and again throughout many chapters. If you guys don’t get this, that’s your problem. Also, if you don’t see what the problem is with a million ton sword, have a look at this. I couldn’t be bothered to go through this matter again, as I already have in the past. Got to minute 4:58.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTUPQDpO5_A

  9. Ok, everybody, lets go back like 600 or more chapters… back when he first picked out the Overlord Heavy Sword… Didn’t he say back then that until that moment he’s Never Used A Weapon, Only his Fists, and the Sky Poison Pearl?

    I’m pretty sure he stated that between both lifes he never used a weapon before the Overlord Heavy Sword….Soooooo what’s up with this Sky Poison Sword? Isn’t this a Continuity Error?

  10. Any chance that Yun Che will meet Xia Qingyue and Chu Yuechan in Azure Cloud Continent before going back to Illusory Demon Realm? I mean there’s still time before that bloody Sword Master comes back. And it is heavily hinted that Qingyue isn’t in the Profound Sky Continent or in Illusory Demon Realm. Not to mention that the author wouldn’t just kill off Chu Yuechan just like that. And I wonder if Yun Che will “visit” Seven Star Dao Palace before returning home.

    1. I’d love to see a Yun Che-style “friendly visit”! Qingyue is most likely in the world from which the Asgard founder had originated, so it’ll be some time before we see her again, whereas Yuechan… didn’t Jasmine scan the whole world to look for her and didn’t find her? Or was it only Profound Sky? If it were only Profound Sky, then yes, it’s possible; if she’d checked the whole world, I’ll go on a limb here and say she’s with Qinyue.

    1. That’s what I’m wondering…

      “Has Ling’er recovered her memories from her other life? Or is there a devious plot afoot? Until next time on Dra… Against the Gods!”

  11. I don’t really enjoy ATG’s fight scenes anymore as they drag on and on. And any plot dealing with the star gods is really dry… But the rest of the story that is full of mystery and all those divine artifacts and the mysterious ghost girl is pretty fun.

    1. If you find the star gods really dry you’re gonna be parched I think. Im expecting the star gods to be a central plot element after he leaves the blue world.

  12. clan anyone explain. Why mc with the time shifted didn’t look for his sooooo beloved master???????????
    And how come linger is up of the sword position.

    1. as for looking for his master…would you look for the love of your life or your beloved father figure first? Obviously he went for the girl first. As for the second item, it will be answered in the story.

    2. He came too the continet as his last will since he had one foot in the grave, Ling’er was the only one from his previus life that he had met in this body, so he just came to fulfill his agreement with Ling’er.

      He wan’t able to met with his Master the last time he wast teleported to the continent, so it is hard to explain the reincarnation to his master, at most he will look for him and see him without revealing anything, but all the Ling’er clan happened so he has no time for other things.

  13. TYVM for the chapter!

    Something small, but she was above him when he found the sword right? Kinda didn’t make sense (how did she get up there?). But I guess, somehow, she climbed up or something??

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