ATG – Chapter 98

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Chapter 98 – Escape (3)

“You little bastard! You actually dared to steal our sect’s treasures!”

Xiao Zaihe got to his feet rather haggardly, as he let out sounds of rage and fury. Again, he ran towards Yun Che and closed the distance between them in the blink of an eye. Yun Che turned his head and threw the second Sky Tremor Bomb using a bit of force from his hands. But this time, rather than crashing into Xiao Zaihe’s face again, it landed on the floor in front of him.

Sure enough, upon seeing the Sky Tremor Bomb that had landed in front of him, Xiao Zaihe blanched and immediately stopped where he was, falling backwards in one fell swoop.

BOOM!!!!

A plume of lava hot smoke struck out from behind; its impact caused Yun Che to stagger and almost fall. The distance between the two temporarily widened again, but this advantage he had gained was merely fleeting. After all, a single Sky Tremor Bomb could only earn him so much time.

The third Sky Tremor Bomb was clutched in his hand. He needed to rush to the city center in the shortest time possible; his only possibility of escape lied in getting into the city.

“You bastard! There are only a total of six Sky Tremor Bombs. Let’s see whether you’ll be able to escape the moment you finish using all those bombs!” Xiao Zaihe was still hot on his heels, but had already been reduced to gnashing his teeth in hatred and frustration. These Sky Tremor Bombs were a fire type weapon created by the Xiao sect’s main branch and was extremely powerful; even if it was a Spirit Profound Realm user who was to face it head on, it would only mean certain death or serious injuries. Sky Tremor Bombs were a weapon for survival that the branch sect’s elder had devoted his entire life to. Yet they had landed in Yun Che’s hands and he was recklessly using it for himself in this way. It was fortunate that the opponent’s profound strength was low; the Sky Tremor Bombs he had thrown out were all easily avoidable. Otherwise, he would have been finished here today.

What Xiao Zaihe had just shouted precisely voiced Yun Che’s fears. There were indeed only six Sky Tremor Bombs, and altogether, these six spheres could give him no more than two minutes of time; it was hardly enough to allow him to rush into the city.

He had to think of other solutions.

As Yun Che held onto the Sky Tremor Bomb, his heart palpitated and his brows furrowing closer with each passing second. Yun Che has already been chased far too many times, and even situations a hundred times more dangerous than this were too numerous to be counted, but amongst those situations, he had escaped mostly with the help of the Sky Poison Pearl’s toxic energy. However, as of today, the Sky Poison Pearl’s had already lost its toxicity; he had also finished using his Star Concealing Grass and forceful struggling was even more out of the question. Therefore, the only thing he could rely on was…

Yun Che breathed in lightly, and began to quickly comb through the Xiao Sect’s treasury for medicinal herbs, searching for those that could be combined to instantaneously achieve an extremely toxic effect.

At this moment, a girl’s elegant silhouette entered his line of vision. The young lady’s clothing was snow white, and even though it was from afar, it left a clear impression of approaching nobility and elegance.

Although the distance between them was too far and Yun Che was unable to see her face, barely a beat passed before a name appeared in Yun Che’s heart… Because in this New Moon City, only one girl had given him this impression.

It’s Lan Xueruo!? Why would she be here? This was obviously a place only those who were heading towards Xiao Sect would cross, unless…

By then, Yun Che had no time to think any further. He quickly dropped the disguise and threw another Sky Tremor Bomb behind him.

With a loud boom, Xiao Zaihe avoided the aftermath of the explosion from several dozens of paces away just in time. Yun Che rushed forward to the young lady he was nearing and shouted: “Senior Sister Xuerou!”

The reason why Lan Xueruo was here was to check with the Xiao Sect if Yun Che was there. A deafening explosion caused her to pause in her tracks and lift her head. A quick glance let her see a wildly running Yun Che bolt towards her.

“Yun Che?” Lan Xueruo murmured as her eyes flashed with pleasant surprise. In any case, he was still alive; this had been the conclusion she’d been hoping to reach in her trip to Xiao Sect today. But immediately afterwards, she noticed Xiao Zaihe pursuing closely behind.

“Little bastard! Let’s see where you can run! See if I won’t break both your legs and cripple all your limbs!” Even though Xiao Zaihe had not been harmed by the Sky Tremor Bombs, having to dodge three of them consecutively had caused him to look worse for wear. Covered from head to toe in soot, even his roars carried hints of anger and thinly-veiled embarrassment.

In an instant, Lan Xueruo understood what had happened. Not having enough time to think any further, she furrowed her eyebrows and called out anxiously: “Junior Brother Yun, come here quickly to where I am!!”

While speaking, she stretched out her right hand. Suddenly, a snow white imprint flashed above the back of her hand: “Little Snow, come out!”

In response to her soft cry, the imprint on the back of her hand burst out with light and was accompanied by a high pitched squawk that seemed to come from the heavens. A Giant Snow Eagle emerged from the white light in front of her.

“A contracted profound beast!?” When seeing the Giant Snow Eagle that had suddenly appeared by Lan Xueruo’s side, Yun Che’s heart was thrown into a state of surprise. Concurrently, his heart also surged with pleasant surprise. His steps somewhat quickened even more as he clenched his teeth and reached towards Lan Xueruo.

Lan Xueruo jumped atop the Giant Snow Eagle’s back and her slender snowy hand took hold of Yun Che’s outstretched palm to finally pull him onto the snow eagle’s back. The Giant Snow Eagle flapped both wings and took to the sky amidst a lengthy bird cry. It charged skywards like lightning, and then became no more than a speck in the sky within the blink of an eye.

A crisis of life and death was unexpectedly, avoided. The flying speed of the snow eagle was extremely fast; the wind whistled past his ears and the cold air that poured into his chest prolonged his suffocation all the more. It was only when the snow eagle’s flight had stabilized that he was able to adapt to the situation. After heaving a long sigh, he opened his eyes to then see Lan Xueruo, who sat in front of him, stare at him with a faint smile.

It was only then that Yun Che remembered he was still wearing a very unflattering robe, yet his facial expression didn’t change in the slightest. Instead, he happily laughed: “Senior Sister, did you suddenly discover that no matter how crude the clothes are, it would have a certain flair to it as long as I’m the one wearing it?”

Lan Xueruo was slightly startled, but laughed along in spite of herself. Her laughing expression was as radiant as a hundred blooming flowers: “It is indeed Junior Brother Yun after all; to not forget how to praise himself even after almost losing his life.”

“Yes. I did almost lose my life just a moment ago.” Yun Che rubbed his forehead, and felt some measure of lingering fear. If it hadn’t been for Lan Xueruo’s sudden appearance, his chances of escape were abysmally low. The area in front of Xiao Sect had been far too vast, and the sense of futility he felt during his escape had driven him close to tears.

“Speaking of which, Senior Sister, why have you come to this place? Do you have something to do in Xiao Sect?” Yun Che asked.

“Mn.” Lan Xueruo lightly nodded as her gem-like eyes roved over Yun Che several times. After ensuring that he wasn’t hurt anywhere, her facial expression finally relaxed and her gaze became even more gentle: “After you’d suddenly disappeared three days ago, Yuanba and I have been combing through the entire city to no avail. Then I thought that you may have been quietly kidnapped by Xiao Sect, which is why I came looking for you.”

Yun Che stiffened momentarily. His heart surged with an indescribable emotion as he was left lost for words. After quite a while, he spoke as quietly as possible: “This division of Xiao Sect is the largest in New Moon City. For a girl like you to come alone, did you not consider how dangerous that would be… You’ve only known me for just a few days, why must you be so nice to me?”

Lan Xueruo smiled and softly replied: “I’ve told you this before, it’s because I’m your senior sister.”

Yun Che: “…..”

Previously, Lan Xueruo had promised that her family member would safely send him into Blue Wind Imperial City within ten days to avoid the impending troubles Xiao Sect would undoubtedly bring upon him. Since then, he had always suspected. After having been through so much, he definitely would not believe that someone would be so nice to a person she was unfamiliar with, for no rhyme or reason. Even to the point where taking such a huge risk may place herself in great danger or even jeopardize her life. Now, Lan Xueruo had come to the Xiao Sect all alone to find him, and even extricated him from the immense danger he was in… This solidified the only possibility that Yun Che held in his heart.

The Senior Sister Xueruo before his eyes… must have fallen in love with him at first sight! And was infatuated once again!

Apart from this reason, he was completely unable of thinking up other reason as to why a girl would help a penniless, powerless, unskilled guy she had happened to meet with no family background to such a large extent.

“Junior Brother Yun, have you really been kidnapped by the Xiao Sect these past few days? How did you escape?” After passing a glance at Yun Che’s clothes, Lan Xueruo smiled with her beautiful eyes: “It can’t be that…. you disguised as a servant and snuck out after deceiving them?”

“This… Close enough. But I, for one, was not kidnapped by Xiao Sect. I came in of my own accord.” Yun Che laughed smugly, but did not offer any further explanation. Instead, he turned the conversation around and asked: “Senior, you actually have a contracted Profound Beast? And it even seemed to be one of an extremely high level.”

Seeing that Yun Che obviously did not want to mention what had happened during these past few days in Xiao Sect, Lan Xueruo dropped the matter and followed the flow of conversation: “Its name is Little Snow, and it’s a True Profound Giant Snow Eagle. My master and I nurtured it ourselves, and it became my contracted profound beast upon reaching maturity. Although Little Snow may appear to be very large and heavy, its aerial skills are quite formidable and it can fly extremely fast…. Oh right, Junior Brother Yun, where are you heading to next?”

Yun Che fell silent, and then slowly answered: “I’ve given Xiao Sect a “huge present”. At the moment, they must searching through the entire city to find me, so I definitely can’t return to New Moon Profound Palace, or any place within New Moon City. I am not sure where to go to next either…. Aside from New Moon City, anywhere else is fine…”

Right at this moment, Yun Che suddenly felt an abnormality in the wind beside his ear. Due to his unusually keen intuition, he subconsciously turned around. With just one look, he saw a black speck rapidly close in on them from just a few kilometers away.

“What’s that!”

Merely a few moments had passed between his realization and his outburst, but within the span of this short duration, the black speck in his line of vision had already become a vague black silhouette. It was clear just how frightening quick it was. Lan Xueruo immediately turned around. Her eyes locked on its target, and she subsequently let out a cry of alarm “It’s the Fierce Storm Hawk, the highest level profound beast that the Xiao Sect had raised!”

“Wha~t!” Yun Che frowned immediately.

“Why are they mobilizing even their Fierce Storm Hawk just to chase after you…. And it’s actually so fast!” A look of panic marred Lan Xueruo’s snowy complexion, because she was completely aware that the Fierce Storm Hawk’s speed was not inferior in any way to that of her Giant Snow Eagle’s; in fact, its stamina far surpassed that of her profound beast’s.

However, she would not have asked this if she had known what Yun Che had done in Xiao Sect.

“Faster, Little Snow!!”

At her call, the Giant Snow Eagle beneath her gave a mighty flap of its wings and suddenly accelerated as its long white profile swept towards the north. But the dark silhouette behind it showed no signs of slowing down as it chased closely behind.


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61 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 98” - NO SPOILERS

    1. boroing this comment for a moment. i can just imagine how hard Jasmin must have laought during this process and im like Success!! (ง⌐■_■)ง

    1. Well more like his big ego is showing of. If there was a choice between a young beautiful woman being hopelessly in love with you and her trying to use you, then there is no doubt which I would prefer. Besides he might not be that much of the mark either.

      1. So basically, when he lived on the line between life and death — not a single female assassin, swindler or gold-digger, ever came in contact with him? He has 0% experience with female fatale honey traps, and the like?
        Nonsense, how can his weakness be women? It doesn’t make any sense what so ever. How could Yun Che not ask himself whether or not she’s trying to use him? This is more like a forced insert by the author so he can play his RomCom routines he really wanted to write.

        This is not a huge sin, but it’s definitely there.
        All it took for the MC, to get her motives, was to tell her: “Because you’re my senior-sister? I don’t believe you.”

        That’s all it took to get the truth out of her, she admitted herself she had to be sincere with him. She wouldn’t dare to lie after he probes her like that.

        1. Well actually, his character thinks he didn’t have money a powerful background nor was ‘strong’ enough in her eyes. so the only reason he could find in another girl who would help a poor, unknown, and weak man would be because of his looks.

          In his other life he was like a god that had strenght, so others could use him, he had wealth and the pearl so others would try to seduce him and rob him and he had the background of a godly medic so some woman may need his skills, so even if the greatest beauty loved him he would find a reason, only in his current life he is still rather unknown and hasn’t shown all his worth to the extent that a girl would risk so much for his little capital.

          Still it can be considered because of his arrogance and MCness, other than that, his character overthinks things in a balancing way, would what others know of him make it worth it to brave dangers for him if not what could they gain that could make them take irrational choices

    1. That’s not bad luck, that’s causality.
      He *really* should not have etched a written confession. It was just blatant over-bravado and it was asking for trouble.
      Naturally, the author wants to drag this on, god forbid we can skip on our Micheal Bay explosive escapes.

  1. Thanks for the chapter! It’s a shame that his master plan ended in such a noob way. He shouldn’t have been so cocky and just left on his own with a disguise on.

  2. It’s like you plan the perfect crime, then the next day you go and turn yourself in. All that arrogance cause so much misfortune for the people around him, it’s not even funny…

  3. Ahhhh how nice is it to have death’s door right behind you! Only to have a beautiful girl and a princess no less to save you. Knight in shining armor? Pshhh Who needs that when all you need is a harem to save your ass.

  4. Worst part is he could have just argued that it was impossible for him to have taken all the treasure’s because even the lease guy said so, but no Yun Che just had to test out his bomb.

  5. In the end, what is it that is Yun Che’s final trump card? Is it his medicinal talent? The Evil Gods’ powers? Perhaps the toxicity of the Sky Poison Pearl?
    It is none of these.
    The truth is, it is the power of Harem.
    With all the worlds’ women behind him, how can Yun Che ever fail?

    1. MC is not stupid – he made pretty good plan to take everything from Xiao Sect, and that plan worked well. He got full trust from leaders of the Sect, access to their storehouse and their wealth, in previous chapter he switched the real Core he left in Merchant Guild with fake one (knowing that sect leaders will not recheck authenticity of the core they already checked when purchasing it in Merchant Guild, and even more, he returned that Dragon core to Sect Leader, which is not specialist for cores, and thus avoided any chance of premature detection of fake core by Baicai), his plans were included even turning attention of every force in world towards Xiao Sect in attempt to steal/take from them cheaply bought Dragon core 😀
      Well, that last part of the plan and escape from Sect did not worked well, but the reason is not MC’s stupidity, but his arrogance. Anyway, where is fun in revenge if you need to hide your role? 😉
      BTW, with this escape part gone badly, author had made nice and smooth link towards next arc in this novel, and that is the reason i am more appreciating this kind of closing the story about Yun Che’s revenge then making perfect escape…

  6. Last few chapters confirmed Yun Che is Arrogant, Cocky, stupid and just damn plain Plot armored LUCKY

    1st Mistake: Reveal his identity…. Pure arrogance

    2nd Mistake: Thinking Xiao branch will leave him alone ….Foolishness

    3rd Mistake: Being Selfish and only thinking about himself….hello ur brother in law ? ur Master and his students at Profound Palace who showed solidarity for u in front of the branch ? ….Pure Cockiness

    4th Mistake: Thinking he could spread the news of Dragon core and disturb the clan’s balance LOL really ?? You think a high expert wouldn’t be able to differentiate between a Fake and real core ? Oh and knowing that Xiao branch already knows it Fake (thanks to u telling them) why would they even try to fight their aggressors ?? they would just give the core up because fighting for a Fake thing is Stupid and suicidal……Pure stupidity on MC’s part

    5th LUCKY A&& MC : If not for the Bombs which he luckily happened to acquire, if not for Sister Lanxuero OR her Flying bird…which he did not even take into account ….he would have been a fryin pan just few kilometres outside the Crime zone he committed…BAD THIEF….or just Effin shonenesque Plot armor lucky

    1. 4th Mistake – realy is not mistake. Yun Che had given to Merchant guild real core, he even insisted on their rechecking of authenticity of the core when making deal with them, and he only switched the core in the moment Xiao Sect purchased it for the Merchant guild (last chapter, when he got the core in his hands and then returned it to Sect leader). So, if the news spreads, and knowing the importance of that Merchant guild and trust they have in the story world, there is no way that anyone would believe that Xiao sect does not have in their possesion real high grade dragon core, bought for peanuts :). Thus, Xiao Sect branche presenting fake core and admitting that they were cheated would not help them at all, because everyone would think that they are keeping real dragon core somewhere, and showing fake one to avoid problems with other sects… So, i would say, that part is pretty well planned from Yun Che…
      btw, 2nd Mistake is not mistake too, Xiao branche Sect would not leave him alone in any case, because he crippled their leader successor in the moment when they had chance to establish very good relations with main Sect leadership (through marriage). Therefore, there is no way that Sect will let Yun Che alive…
      But i agree, MC is to arrogant for someone with experience achieved from two lifes. Well, he is arrogant one from the beginning of this novel, and that is one of charms of his character…

    2. Pretty sure he never thought they would leave him alone. Also they probably don’t even know about his brother-in-law and he’s only been at the Profound Palace for a day so why would they care about relationships that don’t exist? Also the “experts” haven’t been able to tell the difference between the fake and real core. Lastly, he was about 1 minute away from making a clean getaway. Besides, having everything go to plan is predictable and it seemed like he was going to make something toxic in order to deal with Zaihe, so who knows if he would’ve been fine without Xueruo. Also this lets the story progress a little faster by not focusing on futile searching by Xiao Sect branch

    3. 1st mistake: Just watch this infamy be used to his advantage. He’s a master of these situations, remember?

      2nd mistake: who cares, he can obviously handle himself in most circumstances. He’s had waaaay more dangerous enemies in his previous life. Even if he’s a bit weaker now, he still has plenty of tricks.

      3rd mistake: That profound palace can watch out for itself. The new leader is not a pushover. This small Xiao sect brought this on themselves and has no reason to take it out on them. The true Xiao sect isn’t going to help them either, rather probably punish them for being so pathetic to tarnish the Xiao sect name for letting a kid obliterate them. It could easily be said that this kid wasn’t even Yun Che, but impersonated him to get into the Palace in order to have the best position to crush the Xiao sect for some personal reason. Yun Che isn’t stupid, and neither are the Palace dudes. They can spin it any number of ways.

      4th: No one has been able to tell that it’s fake yet. Even the best merchant guild in the world was fooled. Even if Yun Che told the little Xiao branch that it’s fake, that wont stop assassins, and bandits from coming to take a look for themselves. They could just hand over the core to the first dude who comes to look but what would they do for the next dude who doesn’t believe them that they’d already given it away?

      5th: Actually, he was extremely unlucky that they noticed what he’d done before he fully had gotten away, and that they’d had such a powerful dude escorting him out. He could have accounted for this, but it’s not uncommon to be most careless right at the end of a heist like this. You can’t really blame the most skilled Yun Che for that tiny little mistake after masterfully handling every other aspect. He’s used to having more strength to back up his antics also, so it’s not surprising if he’d get a little over his head in this new body.

      Imo, your being extremely antagonistic for some strange reason. Your hardcore butthurt and I don’t really see why. I was amazed at his abilities, and see him as an awesome and hilarious MC. He’s strong in so many ways, but not flawless. His flaws make sense also. Try not to be so critical when you read, and instead lend your imagination to appreciation. You might end up enjoying and learning from what you read a lot more.

  7. He just had to open his big mouth. 🙂

    His timing’s off too. If he had waited to day 10, the main sect would have arrived and the branch sect would have been left without the ability to pay tribute. Right now, they might still be able to beg, borrow or steal the funds.

  8. Wasen’t Yun Che chased for the entirety of his previous life and had to give up his loved ones or he even got them killed? And what is he doing here? The exact same stupid shit, you’d think after what happened to Jasmine and that Flame Dragon he’d become a bit more sensible but nope.

    F*ck it, I hate Yun Che, let the Xiao sect murder his entire family, his precious niece and his grandfather who he’s supposedly becoming stronger for. Teach him a lesson, then let his harem all leave him because they see him for the moron he is.

    Seriously, a large part of the appeal of reïncarnated protagonists is so that we NOT see them do this stupid pubescant bullcrap, because he has the benefit of experience. Constantly relying on plot armour and Deus Ex Machina is just lazy writing and makes for a bad author.

    Now, go forth Xiao Tannan and destroy Floating Cloud City to show you mean business and teach this boy a thing or two. Then we can have a slightly more sensible protagonist going forward making the story much more enjoyable (at least for me).

    1. The only loved one he lost was that one servant girl. His master seemed to have died not due to him, which is why he started rampaging around for vengeance. That girl only came to him after he’d spent a life time of not being able to trust a single person. You have no comprehension of this character whatsoever. Your opinion is based on hardcore ignorance. Learn to read dude. Stop blaming the author for you not understanding his character. I’m completely baffled as to why you’ve come to such shallow antagonistic conclusions and blinded yourself from understanding this character so hardcore like this. Read a streak of bad books and forget how to enjoy reading?

    2. No one equates Yun Che to Xiao Che apart from Xia Yuanba and Lan Xueruo. Xiao Sect branch in New Moon City have also seen where he has fled to. Why cause trouble for the New Moon Profound Palace when they know he was there for a few days? Xiao Che was a weakling who could never cultivate. Yun Che is in the nascent profound realm. Who would believe they were one and the same? Why would they bother going to his aunt?

      His personality is clearly due to him becoming a twisted individual in his past life. He wants them to know who is causing them misery and why. His only (mis)fortune was that their trip to the treasury was sooner than expected. He clearly planned for them all to be waiting for his return with baited breath and he almost succeeded perfectly.

      Say the author had made it all go smoothly. Right now you would be laughing hard and commending our hilarious Silver-tongued Asura. Yet the author manages to pull off an arc transition by making it go belly-up and you rage……

      Where was this “he’s so arrogant” when he challenged all the disciples or crippled Luocheng in the first place?
      Nowhere. Why? Because it was all smooth sailing at that point….

      Take the character for what they are and not what you want them to be. It’s fine to think “I would have preferred it if,” but this comment seems to be full of rage and naught else.

      And what is wrong with plot armor? If a story is about the life of a character and singularly focused on said character, without sudden plot twists and character changes of course the main character will live…..

      If killing characters and switching things up were the norm, you would be sick and tired of that too.
      This whole post is a bit like a childish tantrum in my opinion and as I sincerely doubt you are a child, I believe you are probably above such posts.

      In short. When things go well he’s awesome and cunning. If things go wrong, he’s arrogant…….
      Over and out.

  9. I’m astonished at all the butt hurt antagonistic people hating on the MC right now. Ya’ll need some better reading comprehension and a lesson in how to appreciate a story instead of projecting your own flaws and stupidity onto a story. This is one of the best MCs I’ve ever seen in the thousands of books I’ve read.

    He’s brilliant in many aspects, but for good reason. He’s been through hell, and survived endless life or death situations because his skills that were cultivated in a believable fashion. He’s not flawless, and obviously is having some troubles adjusting to having this new body that’s not as strong as the old one. He’s used to doing things a different way, and now has to completely switch up his methods to cover his new weaknesses. Of course he will make a few mistakes in that process. He actually still masterfully pulled off that heist, and just got unlucky in the end. I seriously can’t comprehend all the hate he’s getting right now….

  10. i was starting to like yun che but this last some chapters just ughhh he’s so incredibly stupid and arrogant and thinks way too highly of himself.

    thanks :]

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