ATG – Chapter 988

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Chapter 988 – Refusal!

Although they had already guessed what Yun Che was probably going to say, when he actually said it, all the elders and palace masters were still stunned. Instead, it was the Divine Hall and Ice Phoenix Palace disciples that displayed all sort of emotions. Some sneered and laughed coldly while others showed excited expressions as though they were watching some show.

Even more people had the expressions like they were looking at a fool.

Only after Yun Che suddenly broke through and attracted all the ice spirits over had the final drop of lakewater fallen within the profound formation. This was indeed something that everyone had personally witnessed. When the finally drop of lakewater fell from the, there were three thousand ice spirits around Yun Che and none around Mu Hanyi.

However, nobody would accept this result because no one could link “Yun Che” and “direct disciple” together. Before this, even Yun Che himself would not have either.

This result was a pure, unexpected and outrageous accident!

In anyone’s eyes, it was also a pure accident!

Although Yun Che had a small reputation by defeating someone in the Divine Origin Realm while being in the Sovereign Profound Realm and also due to the fact that he was personally brought along by Mu Bingyun, in front of Mu Hanyi. who was blessed by the heavens, Yun Che was worse than the mud underneath a rainbow. He had also only broken through to the Divine Origin Realm today. Other than the protection of Mu Bingyun and Mu Xiaolan and his own excitement, the process of his breakthrough was completely ignored by the others.

One was from the lower realms that had only been in the Snow Song Realm for three months and only finally stepped into the divine way today. The other was a member of the Snow Song Royal Family who possessed esteemed status, talent that only appeared once every thousand years, and was even in the middle stage of the Divine Tribulation Realm before the age of thirty. He had even given it his all without restraint today, causing all the elders and palace masters to be greatly shocked once again.

Therefore, when Yun Che suddenly lured away all the ice spirits, though it was a great shock to everyone and though in terms of results, he had completely defeated Mu Hanyi and Mu Feixue, everyone’s first and only reaction was only the word “accident”. No matter who it was, they were unable to shift the words “direct disciple” from Mu Hanyi onto Yun Che.

First stage of the Divine Origin Realm. Simply based on profound strength, he belonged to the very bottom of Freezing Snow Hall… with regards to the term “direct disciple”, it was a concept that was worlds apart from him.

However, they did not expect for Yun Che to actually have the guts and thick skin to bring it up… he even had an attitude of confrontation. Seeing Yun Che’s confrontational attitude, their first reaction was shock and then they felt that it was… rather funny, and even a little embarrassing.

Of course, the one who found it the funniest was definitely Mu Yunzhi.

“Hahahaha,” Mu Yunzhi roared with laughter before continuing with a face of mocking, “In that case, we should announce that you have won and let you become the sect master’s direct disciple?”

“Shouldn’t that be the case?” Yun Che rebutted.

With regards to becoming the direct disciple of the sect master, Yun Che had never thought about it before and always thought that it had nothing to do with him no matter what. However, now that the opportunity had so unknowingly presented itself to him and after hearing Mu Bingyun’s sound transmission, his heart started to pump vigorously.

What he desired the most was profound strength! It was only twenty seven months away from the Profound God Convention now; two years and a little bit more of time! Although under his recklessness, he cultivated by self-mutilation and obtained frightening results, to reach the Divine Tribulation Realm before the Profound God Convention was still an unattainable dream.

However, if he could become the sect master’s direct disciple…

He would be able to receive personal guidance of the Ice Phoenix Sect Master! He would be able to obtain the Ice Phoenix divine blood and cultivate the highest form of profound arts within the Snow Song Realm… Most importantly, he would be able to enjoy the best form of resources within the Snow Song Realm and also attain convenience that far exceeded what he had now!

In that case, there might be the possibility that he would actually breakthrough to the Divine Tribulation Realm that he had been dreaming of!

Therefore, when the opportunity “to become the direct disciple” suddenly presented itself, it was like light that suddenly shone in complete darkness. It immediately turned into the strongest and deepest desire in Yun Che’s heart.

“Heh, such a ridiculous joke.” Mu Yunzhi only felt that the current Yun Che was extremely absurd, “Mu Hanyi is the most outstanding disciple in the current generation of our divine sect. Today, he has also proven that he has the ability to become the sect master’s direct disciple. As for you, what are y…”

Even before she finished speaking, she suddenly felt Mu Bingyun’s gaze and immediately stopped and changed what she was going to say, “Hmph, which part of you is even able to compare to Hanyi? For you to attract so many ice spirits, it was but an accident caused by your breakthrough. You yourself are fully aware of whether or not you had attracted them with your strength! You actually dare to jump out, are you not afraid of losing face for you and your master?”

Mu Yunzhi’s words caused all the disciples present to laugh in secret while majority of the elders and palace masters also shook their heads with laughter. Mu Huanzhi frowned and did not speak. However, Mu Sushan suddenly spoke, “Although that is the case, based on the results, Yun Che did indeed win. Since that is the case, we do indeed owe Yun Che an explanation.”

Expectedly, Mu Sushan’s words caused Mu Yunzhi to instantly become enraged, “Explanation? What explanation? Let me repeat, for him to attract those ice spirits, it was only because it coincided with his breakthrough! Not blaming him more for nearly disrupting the results is already being kind to him. What kind of explanation do we still owe him? You can’t possibly still adhere by the so-called results and allow him to overtake Hanyi and become the direct disciple?

“Wouldn’t that be the shame of our entire sect!”

Hearing Mu Yunzhi’s words and thinking about Yun Che’s birth and profound strength, everyone had the same sentiments… If Yun Che were to really become the sect master’s direct disciple, it would undoubtedly become the biggest joke in the entire history of the Snow Song Realm.

Of course, such matters would definitely not occur. Yun Che’s current “struggle” was already a joke.

“There’s no need to argue anymore.” Great Elder, Mu Huanzhi seemed to have made his decision. “The rules were personally set by the sect master and the person we’re choosing is the sect master’s direct disciple. As such, it is obviously up to the sect master to personally decided how to settle this matter.

Mu Yunzhi immediately reacted. She hastily bowed down and respectfully said, “Yunzhi was too agitated previously and spoke too much. All such matters follow Sect Master’s decision.”

She was very certain… For Sect Master to give up on Mu Hanyi and get a ridiculous person like Yun Che as her direct disciple? She would never believe it even if she was beaten to death.

“Huanzhi,” The Snow Song Realm King who overlooked the heavenly lake finally spoke. As her voice rang, the entire heavenly lake fell silent, “Regarding how to settle this, you must have a plan, just say it.”

The Snow Song Realm King’s gaze seemed as though it could look through a person’s heart and soul. This was something Mu Huanzhi had already gotten used to as he quickly paid his respects and said, “Yes, Sect Master.”

“Even though an accident had occurred, Sushan isn’t wrong. Based on the results, it’s indeed Yun Che who won and it is also logical for him to demand an explanation. However, what Yunzhi said isn’t wrong either. When Sect Master used the ice spirits to decide who the direct disciple was, it was so that the test would test their talent, constitution, and control over the laws of ice. However, when Yun Che attracted the ice spirits over, it was completely unrelated to all of these and it was probably indeed due to his coincidental breakthrough.

“Therefore, Huanzhi has a humble opinion.” Mu Huanzhi looked up slightly, “and that is for Hanyi and Yun Che to have another match.”

“…” Everyone instantly looked at each other.

“What kind of additional match?” the Snow Song Realm King asked.

Mu Huanzhi replied sternly, “Although this will be an additional test, it concerns Sect Master’s direct disciple. Naturally, it would have to be a test that covers talent, constitution, and laws of ice. Most disciples have already spent a great amount of time in the heavenly lake so the additional test should not take up too much time. Therefore, Huanzhi suggest for Hanyi and Yun Che to dive into the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake and the winner will be decided based on the depths of their dive!”

Once Mu Huanzhi’s suggestion was heard, everyone’s eyes lit up. The deeper within the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake one went, the stronger the cold energy. Furthermore, the extent of increase of cold energy was exceptionally overbearing. Even for a divine hall disciple, their limit was around six hundred to seven hundred feet. Furthermore, they didn’t dare to stay even a bit longer in such depths for fear of eternally perishing within the Heavenly Lake.

In the entire history of the Snow Song Realm, the person who dove the deepest was the current Snow Song Realm King. It was said that she had once reached a depth of Twenty thousand feet before… The severity of the cold energy there was something unimaginable even to the God Realm powerhouses. Perhaps, even the rumored Netherworld Frost Hell was merely comparable. However, that still wasn’t the bottom of the lake!

Regarding how deep the heavenly lake was and what hid at the bottom of the lake, in the nine hundred thousand year history of the Snow Song Realm, no one had figured it out yet.

To dive deeper, one’s profound strength was one aspect but one’s body’s compatibility with cold energy and the ability to control the natural laws of ice was equally important. With such a method of additional testing, the result would be determined swiftly.

Everyone could see that this test was only because they were helpless against Yun Che’s objection… because based on the result, it was a completely logical objection. This concerned the laws of ice. How could Yun Che be able to compare with Mu Hanyi? Regarding this additional test, even if they used their toes to think, they knew that Mu Hanyi would definitely be victorious.

As for Yun Che, entering… or even touching the heavenly lake’s water was enough to choke him. After all, for the past six hours, he had been staying at the bank of the lake not daring to enter it.

After all… they could not let Yun Che be the sect master’s direct disciple no matter what!

“Great Elder’s suggestion is excellent!” Mu Yunzhi hastily added before nodding strongly, “Not only is this additional test fair, it also gives Yun Che a sufficient explanation. If he’s able to defeat my disciple in the aspect of the laws, heh, then I naturally would not have anything to say.”

“Sect Master, what do you think of Huanzhi’s suggestion?” Mu Huanzhi carefully asked.

“Very good.”  Behind the mist, the Snow Song Realm King nodded slightly and replied concisely, “Let’s do that.”

Upon obtaining the sect master’s approval, Mu Huanzhi heaved a hidden sigh of relief before turning to Mu Hanyi. “Hanyi, you had already used up your strength to attract the ice spirits for six hours. You must be tired, do you need some rest first?”

Even a fool could hear that Mu Huanzhi’s words were purely “customary”. Mu Huanyi bowed and replied, “I thank Great Elder for the concern, this disciple is in great condition now. Everything will follow the arrangement of Sect Master and Great Elder… however, I have some objections.”

“Oh?” Mu Huanzhi’s face revealed a slight smile, “What objection?”

Mu Hanyi replied, “Although one’s constitution and the comprehension of the laws are important when diving into the heavenly lake’s water, profound strength is equally important. However, Sect Master choosing a direct disciple does not emphasize on profound cultivation but more on one’s constitution and comprehension of the laws. In terms of profound strength alone, this disciple is far superior to Junior Yun Che. Therefore, this competition is unfair to Junior Yun Che.”

Mu Huanzhi was not surprised and smiled, “Then, how should it be done for it to be fair?”

“This disciple has a bold suggestion. Junior Yun Che only has to achieve twenty percent of what this disciple achieves to be victorious. This disciple would also lose without complaints or arguments if that was the case.”

Mu Hanyi’s words were extremely sincere and calm.

“Hahahaha,” Mu Huanzhi laughed loudly, “It could not be better that you said these words.”

All the various elders and palaces masters nodded strongly, revealing expressions of praise. All the surrounding disciples also looked at Mu Hanyi with gazes of respect and admiration. Mu Yunzhi also laughed, “Such magnanimity, you’re indeed my, Mu Yunzhi’s, excellent disciple! Alright, then let’s follow Hanyi’s idea. Yun Che, did you hear? You only have to achieve twenty percent of what my disciple Hanyi attains in order to gain victory. Furthermore, this was personally suggested by Hanyi. Do you still have anything to say?”

Regardless whether it was twenty percent, ten percent, or five percent, Mu Yunzhi would not feel worried. Instead, she was slightly worried for Yun Che. With his cultivation level, what if he didn’t even dare enter… That would be too boring. He should at least struggle a little so it’s a bit more fun.

Mu Bingyun did not speak but continued staring at Yun Che.

“Since that’s the case… Yun Che, what else do you have to say? If there’s nothing else, we can begin,” Mu Hanzhi said laughingly.

Yun Che’s feet had yet to move and his expression was as still as before. He stared at Mu Huanzhi and coldly uttered out two words, “I. REFUSE!”

He was obviously first in Freezing Snow Hall’s exam but he was forced to prove himself.

Today’s result had been his complete victory over Mu Hanyi… but he still had to be tested again!

Based on what!?

Based on what did he have to repeatedly encounter such extreme bias and unfair treatment in the Snow Song Realm!?


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259 thoughts on “ATG – Chapter 988” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Thruth. And it will get to a point when we eventually catch up with raws and it only goes down from there on : | not looking too good for us daily readers

      1. I don’t think we’ll ever catch up at this rate. At best we’ve been around ~25 chapters behind the raws, but now we’re 45 chapters behind and a release from Alyschu&Co maybe once every two days now.

    2. Pro tip: Go to their patreon page and read their description (doesn’t need pledge) – there is no plan to slow down ATG releases to not catch up with raws.

    3. Can you tell me your reasoning for that? Why would they stop paying when the TL catches up with the raws? Patreon will always get the TL faster than non paying readers, so in the end they will still pay. Has nothing to do with how close the TL are to the raws.

        1. You’re assuming that the translation of the free chapters will go up to the raws, whilst in reality, what will happen, is that the free chapters will always be 4 chapters behind the raws.

    4. Their Patreon states they’ve reached the milestone for 7 daily chapters per week. The current raws are at 1030, therefore Wuxia World readers should at least be on chapter 1010, 15-20 behind highest tier patrons. How did they still keep their patrons if they didn’t keep their word?
      And they never give updates on WW either on their status, only on Patreon and Discord. What’s the point of having the novel hosted on this site then if you’re going to have to go to other sites to know something?

      1. Like the newest Patreon post is “Late December Status Update”. Is it so hard to copy-paste the same thing onto a WW post to update their main readerbase? Last time someone asked that, they were told to go ask on discord. Why? If you’re hosted by a site, release information on that site as well rather than doing so through other mediums.

          1. But there have been no patreon only chapter posts for months and they still have like 900 patreons. I understand people also read MEN and the other novel but it hasn’t decreased much at all. Dunno what they did to keep them all if they obviously haven’t been keeping to their promise of 7 regular chapters per week with patrons 4 chapters ahead.

  1. Well, MEN has like 1100 raw chapters.. i don’t think there is a reason to have the translation team slow down on it and concentrate more in ATG which has only 1032 raw chapters and we’ve gotten 987 of them.
    Even Spirit Realm has over 1800 raws and is around chapter 671 in translations.
    Those novels have plenty of chapters left so releasing 2-3 of them a day for a while wouldn’t be an issue at all, sadly ATG can’t be the same, not enough chapters to release on a daily basis.

    1. Isn’t it 7 Chapters a Week for both MEN and ATG for Patreon? At least it says so on Patreon. I am not a Patreon Member so I don’t know if they get 7 Chapters a Week.

    2. This kind of false reasoning is not good. The author of Atg releases a chapter or two on the daily on average.
      Catching up with him should not cause a problem. So slowing the tl for such a reason as “almost catching up to the author” makes no sense whatsoever. Catching up to the author and then following his pace, I would say is the more logical option.
      Whereas concentrating on less popular and less interesting novels would just be poor decision making.

      1. Following his pace isn’t that easy. The team is now working on 3 novels at once, MEN, ATG and SR. And apparently, Alyschu is the only one active on the team, and is effectively soloing. Not just that, translating a single chapter can take up to 4 hours, and translating, 3 would take 12. Not counting RL stuff. Catching up seems easy, but it isn’t so.

        Besides, slower release will ensure more raws that can be quickly translated when they’re back on track.

    3. What! MEN is at 1100, nice that they picked up the pace for it, the ark its in now is really exciting though I had a hard time stomaching he training camp ark, thinking about the dissection part still makes me cringe. Nothing that important happens at the training camp so for new readers that are not into that sick stuff just jump to the graduation exam after that is when things start to get good.

      7 chapters a week for men? that has only started recently with the slow down of ATG, MEN on wuxiaworld only passed up other translation sites last month before that they were about 60 chapters behind the other sites.

    1. Only the author knows that, but he promised a “quick” realm of the gods arc.

      But, i suspect there is still long way to go, i imagine Yun Che to get as strong as True Gods or creation Gods at the end of the story and they had realms way above Divine Destroyer(half True God), after all he has and will get too many God’s inheritances and there is that profound art left by the Ancestral Goddess, if the people from the realm of the gods could get to the peak of the Divine Way close to True Gods without that special profound art, what level would Yun Che reach if he happened to master it? Kinda obvious to me that the story will not end in the Realm of the gods and will continue a while further. Unless the author decides to end the novel faster.

        1. Yea I think so, if it was a quick for Realm of the gods then that would be super ultra mega rushed, considering he spent about 930 chapters just exploring 3 continents. I’m expecting at very least 1k more chapters. With the highest being 1.2-1.5k more.

          1. Although most of the chapters were spent in only 1 continent and one of the 3 continents didn’t have more than 20 chapters i believe

  2. I’ve been counting every single day since the lady release of ATG. I became mad on the second day and lost my sanity on the third. But I still continued to count. And I think it had already been 4 years since the last release, I think.

      1. What? 4 years since the raws stopped releasing? Did I misunderstand? If that’s true then there is probably no hope author just dropped it

  3. I’m dropping this for awhile, but final theories I’m going with before my hiatus

    First wife is currently kidnapped by that asshole in the star God realm so he can cultivate with her Divine body

    Little fairy is taken in by someone as she has broken profound veins or
    The daughter of someone from the fire realm, which explains her extreme ability to cultivate, and her lack of an ice bloodline

    Little aunt, yc’s sword and the girl by the soul flowers are all tied together as keys too unlock the evil gods knowledge, and sword girl is part of the 1st Heavenly treasure.

    Dispite it not being earth yc is going to find the missing two elemental beads at the bottom of the ice and fire vein

    Yc is going to end up fighting the star God bitch for jasmine’s brother’s position

    The bitch who betrayed jasmine’s brother and is also the star candidate, is 1st wife and Yunba’s mother

    Jasmine’s energy is going back to the star by sacrificing herself

    Yc’s last fight will be against the main god the evil god was said to have had defeated

    1. First wife is kidnapped by the bitch because only her body can cultivate the divine art. You made it sound like someone is having sex with her. Learn English
      How can little fairy be from fire realm, no one ever mentioned anything about this

    2. I’m glad you’re going on hiatus, bcuz with all the confusing nonsense you just stated, it’s better not having you in the comment section to confuse people further. Smh

      1. Lol. Haha
        Why so harsh man. But I have to agree, almost all of Jeff’s theories are utter nonsense. I think only the Jasmine is going to have to die for her Star God realm is close to a truth.

        1. Yeah, that’s a lot of things that he’s assuming and have no backing whatsoever.

          The first point seems pretty likely to me though.
          His 1st wife being in god realm is pretty likely and people will be seeking to get her virginity as well (again), but there is no reason to believe it’s the star god realm.

          You can think of the god realm as a bigger version of the hirarchy on blue pole star:
          Clans/low rank realms < Countries/middle rank realms < sects/high rank realms < Sacred grounds/King realms.

          For all we know, it can be any of the king realms.
          I personally doubt it’s the star god realm. Just a hunch cuz it may end up similar to what happened with the 4 sacred grounds. One had a crazy boss desperate for power and the other was after Quingyue. We even have a matching number of king realms in the eastern god territory (Star God/Eternal Heaven/Brachma/Moon God Realm)

    3. None of that made any sense, and I’m sorry to say that I couldn’t follow your logic.
      How can you find the Evil God Seeds of Wind and Earth at the bottom of a God Realm Fire/Ice Vein?
      Let me amend that prediction, “Despite it being the God Realm, YC will find the remaining Seeds within the flowers of young maidens.”

  4. Ooooh boy, he just went full retard
    I mean is he serious? Talking back to THE GREAT REALM KING cuz he’s too much of a princess to partake in a competition he’d win by default? Not to mention at the start he wanted to jump in pretty badly bud didn’t cuz Bingyun told him not to do anything reckless.

      1. Her approval is the problem.
        It was her call and he rejected the condition she approved. So yes, he technically also talked back to her. While that wouldn’t be THAT much of a big deal if this was just some random competition, this is about who SHE would take as her personal disciple.

        Think of it for a second.
        YC won the competition because of a lucky coincidence. Now they decided to check with another contest (which is perfectly understandable), but that dumbass has the balls to reject that and expect to be accepted by default.

      2. He did talk back to the realm King in a sense. She already agreed that what Mu Hanshi(?) said is what will be done, but he still objected. That’s basically disobeying the absolute overlord of the realm.

    1. I’d like to see Yun Che just casually reach the bottom but that will bring too much attention to his “low-key” state (not anymore tho?)

    2. Agreed, but what could he possibly ask for?

      There will likely be no shortage of those when being GRK’s disciple. Not to mention the status comes with a ticket to use dat lake whenever you want.

      Status/bragging rights?
      GRK’s disciple is pretty much the greatest status there is, aside from GRK herself and her sister.

      How in the world would the elders have better techniques than the ones owned by the GRK, to which YC would of course have access

      Humiliation for the elders who doubt him?
      (probably the main reason). Him winning alone is the biggest humiliation for them there is. Mu Hanyi may be able to dive down quite a bit, but YC can freely dive all the way to the bottom, which even GRK can’t do.

      Not to mention that dumbass refusal makes him run the risk of pissing off the great realm king, who could kill him no questions asked at a moment’s notice.

      And there’s also the issue that she likely suspects him of having the sky poison pearl cuz if she couldn’t cure Mu Binyun’s poisoning during 1000 years with all her resources and abilities, dat poison to be cured all of a sudden and her treatment of YC are pretty strong hints.

  5. I’m going to be honest. I read a lot of novels here in WW and this one is by far the slowest. It’s a bit disappointing. I know it’s free and all but were not even keeping the pace of the other releases on this website.

    1. HA! You think this is the slowest? Get real. Spirit Vessel has the slowest release on here. Alyschu is releasing chapters at least once every 1-3 days.
      RMJI had a sh*tty release rate as well, with 2or so chapters per week, although it’s now a chapter per day( since 28th or so)
      And it’s been a month since the last update for IGE, people are kinda pissed over there.

      Alyschu isn’t the slowest, she slowed down since she has three novels on her hands now. It should be 6 chapters per week, that’s almost a daily release.

    1. Well if they’re paying for a service they’re not receiving, why wouldn’t they leave?
      I think Alyschu should just take some time off to deload or try to recruit more people as apparently she’s the only active member remaining, who is effectively soloing 3 novels at once. I feel for her, but am also disappointed as no update on the status has been given on WW, only Patreon and Discord. How hard is it to copy-paste their latest ‘December Status Update’ status post onto WW, the main host of their novel and the one with the biggest readerbase?

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