DE Book 10 Chapter 14

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Book 10, Entering the Immortal Estate, Chapter 14 – The Immortal Grass Palace

“How strong are the Dao-soldiers of the monsters in this Immortal estate world?” Youngflame Nong frowned.

He understood that the biggest obstacles to him binding this Immortal estate were the local monster races present. They had all been trapped in this tiny world for far too long; every generation dreamed of leaving. This sort of powerful desire was something which would cause them to be willing to sacrifice anything. The worst thing was, these monstrous Dao-soldiers were all extremely powerful.

“The two most powerful forces are the Titanwave Dao-soldier formation and the Yaksha Dao-soldier formation,” Xiangliu Fang said. “These two forces both have more than ten thousand Dao-soldiers, and the leaders of each are at the Earth Immortal or Loose Immortal level.”

“Both are at the Loose Immortal or Earth Immortal level?” Youngflame Nong was surprised.

“Right. They each should have one,” Xiangliu Fang said. “The Titanwave Dao-soldier formation’s leader should be a bit stronger. As for the Yaksha Dao-soldier formation’s leader, although their Immortal is a bit weaker, as a whole, they are stronger…against these two forces, even the most supreme of Loose Immortals would be beaten so badly they would have no choice but to flee!”

Xiangliu Fang was a true, primordial Fiendgod, and one of the Hydraga race at that. Although he was at the peak Primal level, he was comparable to a supreme Loose Immortal in actual combat power.

The slightly weaker Titanwave Dao-soldier formation was already powerful enough to force Xiangliu Fang into constant flight. The Yaksha Dao-soldier formation was also able to dominate Xiangliu Fang with ease.

“It isn’t too likely that we would be able to defeat them.” Xiangliu Fang shook his head. “Even if a few extra Loose Immortals came, it would be far from being enough.”

“The Immortal estate has five palaces in total,” Youngflame Nong said in a low voice. “Right now, I’ve bound one of them. I’m confident in being able to move to the other two palaces, but the final two will be troublesome.”

“Young master Youngflame, you are confident in being able to go to two palaces?” Mu Northson said with surprise, “Since you can go to two, why can’t you go to all four?”

Ning and the others all looked towards Youngflame Nong, confused. The two monstrous forces were waiting outside; how were they supposed to charge past them?

“You don’t understand,” Youngflame Nong said with a laugh, “I’ve already bound this Vault of Treasures. This palace is extremely large, one of the five main pillars of the entire Immortal estate world, capable of affecting an area of ten thousand kilometers around it. By relying on the key to the Immortal estate, I can open a corridor, allowing us to exit this palace at any location within ten thousand kilometers of this palace.”

“If these two monstrous forces choose to just wait close nearby, then I can move us to a location thousands of kilometers away from them. Afterwards, by relying on Uncle Fang’s evasive techniques, we can hurry towards the next palace.”

Ning and the others now understood.

“After I bind all five palaces, I can appear in any location within this Immortal estate world!” Youngflame Nong sighed, “But right now, I’ve only bound one.”

“Young master Youngflame, by using this ability,” Xue Hongyi said with astonished delight, “Can’t you just go into all four of the palaces? There’s no way these monstrous forces can possibly prevent us from entering.”

“You are wrong.” Youngflame Nong shook his head and sighed. “They have been sealed within this Immortal estate world for too long, and so they’ve forgotten about the power of the palaces. But once I use the palace to move us to a location thousands of kilometers away…as soon as I use this technique, they’ll know that it is possible for us to do this. By then, they will probably go and guard the palaces which I have yet to bind.”

The looks on everyone’s faces grew solemn. Right! Five major palaces…there was no need for the monstrous forces to wait for them outside. They could just go and completely surround and guard the palaces that had yet to be bound! For the sake of binding the Immortal estate, Youngflame Nong would still have to charge towards them, even though he knew that the unbound palaces were now surrounded in rings of protection.

“Lying in wait to catch the hare!” Ning murmured this saying to himself. “The unbound palaces…Youngflame Nong has to go there. As long as they surround the unbound palaces with layers of protection, then…there will be no way for us to avoid them.”

Lying in wait to catch the hare was a seemingly clumsy technique. But this technique was aimed at their weak point; Ning’s group would have no other options other than to fall into the trap.

“Well, there’s nothing we can do. Let’s first go bind two of the palaces,” Youngflame Nong said. “Let’s go!”

……

In the area around the pillar of light which represented the Vault of Treasures. The two most powerful monstrous forces of this world were gathered here. The Titanwave Dao-soldier formation and the Yaksha Dao-soldier formation were both present.

“Duohe, this time, the two of us should set aside our differences and work together to deal with the humans and seize the key to the Immortal estate.”

“Witchsui, if your Witchriver clan is willing to join forces, I naturally will be delighted to comply.”

These were the two most powerful figures of the entire Immortal estate world. One was an old Loose Immortal, Immortal Duohe, who had lived for more than a hundred thousand years. The other was Immortal Witchsui, who had only lived for ten thousand years. The two of them immediately swore an oath to the Dao of the Heavens to join forces on this day.

For the sake of being able to leave, they would be willing to sacrifice anything.

The two sides continued to wait quietly. A long time later…

“Eh?” The two Loose Immortals, as well as some Primal Diremonsters, simultaneously turned their heads to stare thousands of kilometers away. There, a warship suddenly appeared out of nowhere. And then, aboard the warship, Xiangliu Fang’s body suddenly blurred, transforming into an enormous Fiendgod that was three thousand meters tall, with the lower body of a serpent and nine heads. The Fiendgod Hydraga clutched the warship in his claws, then used an evasive technique, fleeing at an utterly astonishing speed.

Swoosh!

He left behind only a streak of light in the air. This caused both Immortal Duohe and the Witchriver clan to be flabbergasted. They knew very well that in terms of speed, they couldn’t possibly catch up with that Fiendgod. Since they had already started at a distance of thousands of kilometers…there was no hope at all.

“How could this be? How could they have suddenly appeared thousands of kilometers away?”

“When they had entered the palace, they had all been very close to it.”

“They had to be very close to enter…why were they able to leave at a distance of thousands of kilometers?”

Even countless years ago, when Immortal Witchriver was still alive and the master of this place, his clansmen didn’t fully understand the special powers of these palaces. And now that countless years had passed? How could these monsters possibly understand them?

“They must have bound the palace. The palace is under their control, which is why they were able to do something so unique,” Immortal Duohe said.

“That has to be the case,” Immortal Witchsui agreed.

“The Immortal estate has five palaces in total. They’ve only bound one. There are four which remain unbound. Let us each guard one of the unbound palaces; unless they give up their quest, they will have to fight us head on,” Immortal Duohe said.

The two sides quickly agreed on a plan, and they howled through the air as they flew at high speed towards two of the distant golden Skypillars of light.

……

“The worst case scenario has already come to pass.” The nine-headed, serpent-bodied Hydraga was still clutching the warship. Within the warship, Youngflame Nong, Ji Ning, and the others were watching those two distant monstrous powers begin to move. They hadn’t moved to pursue or attack; rather, they had flown off into two different directions, towards two of those golden Skypillars of light.

“I have to bind this Immortal estate.” Youngflame Nong gritted his teeth. “These monsters…damn them. Damn them!”

Soon, the enormous Hydraga Fiendgod, warship in one hand, had arrived at one of the other golden Skypillars of light.

“Go in.” Youngflame Nong activated the key to the Immortal estate, opening up a corridor.

Ji Ning and the others all felt a certain somberness. They were able to easily enter this time, but that was only because there were no monsters blocking them. Two of the five palaces, however, were now under heavy guard; how could those two palaces be so easily traversed?

Whoosh.

The Hydraga shrank himself, once more entering the warship, and the entire warship flew into the opened tunnel.

…….

An incomparably massive hall, so large that it was more than a thousand times larger than the first hall they had entered in the Vault of Treasures.

“It’s so big.” Ning’s group was completely amazed. Looking at this world felt like looking at an entire continent.

This utterly massive hall actually really was a miniature sealed world. In the skies above it, a ‘sun’ was blazing with endless light and heat. In the earth below, there were countless types of spirit-grass and spirit-fruit that were growing. During the passage of countless years, the Immortal grass here had been taken care of by some constructs, but hadn’t truly been nourished properly.

These types of spirit-grass and spirit-fruit generally needed many unique treasures in order to grow properly. Still, despite that, after the passage of countless years, some truly rare and precious specimens of spirit-grass and spirit-fruit had appeared.

“Immortal grass and Immortal fruit!” Ning and the others were overjoyed.

WHOOSH!

Suddenly, the Fiendgod Hydraga by Youngflame Nong’s side stretched his hands out. His hands quickly increased in size as his fingers transformed into ten giant snakes, covering the skies as they swept out towards the entire region of Immortal grass. In a twinkling, the eighteen types of Immortal grass and spirit-fruit with the densest elemental auras were all plucked clean.

“Growl…damn you.”

“This is the Master’s Immortal Grass Palace. You dared to steal his Immortal grass…damn you.”

Three golems came flying out.

The Fiendgod Hydraga sent one of his giant hands outwards in a backhanded blow. The three golems were instantly sent flying away, smashing against the distant walls. And then, Xiangliu Fang sent out another hand to grab them, tossing the three Primal-level golems into his own large sack.

Only then did Xiangliu Fang come to a stop, standing there calmly by Youngflame Nong’s side, as though nothing had happened.

“Uhh….”

Ning and the others stared towards the Fiendgod Hydraga in astonishment. There was no way they could compete against Xiangliu Fang, when he chose to act.

“The treasures will go to whoever obtains them. I said these words earlier. Since Uncle Fang obtained them, those things will go to Uncle Fang,” Youngflame Nong laughed. “There is still quite a bit of spirit-fruit and spirit-grass remaining. Although their medicinal value is a bit lower, they still are very good.”

Ning and the others couldn’t help but curse in secret.

This medicinal garden left behind by Immortal Witchriver, despite the passage of countless years, had never received the top-tier treatment it deserved. The ‘large fish ate the small fish, and the small fish ate the shrimp’; as a result, eighteen truly Immortal-grade spirit-fruit and spirit-grass had emerged. All of the other remaining Immortal grass and Immortal fruit had had much of their spiritual energy stolen by those eighteen. Although all of them were unhappy, Ji Ning and the others, including Xue Hongyi, still hurriedly went to collect all of the Immortal grass and Immortal fruit remaining.

“The Immortal Grass Palace is an empty place; there are barely any rooms here.” Youngflame Ning quickly discovered the core of this palace; it was a quite, secluded little room built right next to the Immortal grass garden. The entire room was the core of this palace.

“The rest of you can do some sightseeing outside. You might find some treasures.” Youngflame Nong calmly entered the room, beginning to bind it.

Ning and the others cursed in secret. Immortal Grass Palace, Immortal Grass Palace …from the name alone, one could tell that the treasures within consisted of Immortal grass. The Fiendgod, Xiangliu Fang, had already taken the most valuable specimens for himself; what other treasures could they possibly find?

Despite that, Ning and the others still separated and began a quick search. Unfortunately, this Immortal Grass Palace didn’t have so much as a single skeleton within it. It made sense; this was Immortal Witchriver’s personal medicinal garden. He trusted his own constructs above all, and thus forbade any of his clansmen from entering this palace.

Two hours later.

“I’ve already bound the Immortal Grass Palace,” Youngflame Nong laughed. “Come. Let us go to the next palace.”


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55 thoughts on “DE Book 10 Chapter 14” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Lying in wait to catch the hair was a seemingly clumsy technique. But ithis technique was aimed at their weak point; Ning’s group would have no other options other than to fall into the trap.

    But this technique – No idea how that other i ended up there but basic spell check shoulda caught THAT.

      1. Ah, is that so? I was unaware that that could happen. May I suggest open office, or Libre Office? Free and so far as I know don’t have that sort of problem. Also essentially works the exact same way. Man, that would drive me bat shit. I apparently personally missed two other things but I’ve been up… 40+ hours now. Still going too. Probably be up this time still tomorrow XD

        Anyhoo, good stuff didn’t really mean to be nit picky. It just happens when I’m on the internet long long past any reasonable time of having been awake. I shouldn’t BE in the comment section lol.

  2. See how boring it is when the mc doesn’t come out on top…

    Edit: scratch that that fiendgod !is probably going to die and is going to swipe his tresures as it sould be

    1. god i hope he gets none of these things, thats way to much of a power up. As long as he gets out alive with the treasures he has already found then it will be sufficient

  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    Lying in wait to catch the hair was a seemingly clumsy technique.
    -catch the hare

    In a twinkling, the eighteen types of Immortal grass and spirit-ffruit with the densest elemental auras were all plucked clean.
    -spirit-fruit

  4. Thanks, Ren.

    hare
    > Lying in wait to catch the *hair* was a seemingly clumsy technique.

    Remove one of the “been’s.”
    > During the passage of countless years, the Immortal grass here had been taken care of by some constructs, but hadn’t *been truly been* nourished properly.

    spirit-fruit
    > In a twinkling, the eighteen types of Immortal grass and *spirit-ffruit* with the densest elemental auras were all plucked clean.

    specimens
    > Still, despite that, after the passage of countless years, some truly rare and precious *speciments* of spirit-grass and spirit-fruit had appeared.

  5. The only ending to this I can see is Nong dying and Nig benefiting (maybe in another palace there’s a higher tier guard who Fang dies fighting while saving Nong and then they all run and Nong shows how much of an a**hole he is resulting in Ning killing him. I could see him having a treasure that lets someone know who killed the owner and thus Ning would be pitted essentially against the whole Grand Xia Dynasty. I could also see his Dao of the Sword advancing a lot, and this incident could be the breaking point for Ning and Ninelotus if it happened since Ninelotus wouldn’t be willing to forsake her clan for Ning and then Ning will see that she doesn’t value him as a Dao-Companion.

    I think most of that stuff will occur, but I guess I’ll have to wait another few chapters to see.

    1. That would be cool. What I think will happen is Nong seduces Ninelotus, she gets it on with him and Ning discovers it somehow.

      Ninelotus is incredibly meticulous and does everything for her clan, I think it’s not too far fetched to think that she’ll jump ship when Nong tries to bring her in.

      That would be more boring than your scenario, but it’ more in line with what happened in CD, and IET isn’t reinventing himself with DE.

    2. Well the Ninelotus ship seems more doomed than the Titanic. I didn’t even understand why she came back to to Ji Ning. She realised that she wanted to control people, the reason that she didn’t want her childhood friend was because she couldn’t fully control him, and then she went back to Ning who she realised was a frightening talent even by Black-White College’s standard and would probably be even harder to control?

      I also don’t get why the Youngflame brat decided to have his servant take all the good immortal herbs. Before he left the immortal treasure, even when it was offered to him, so as to not make the hearts of the people of the Black-White College cold. Isn’t he afraid that he’ll do so when they see that as long as that Fiendgod is around ALL of the good stuff will go to him? Thing is, accorrding to how affluent his clan is, it would seem that getting those treasures isn’t a unique opportunity for him and he’s endangering far more by making Ji Ning and the rest less willing to help him complete his trial.

      Finally I agree with AMK that Nong will seduce Ninelotus since it was foreshadowed a couple of chapters ago. And I think we were practically told that Yu Wei will take Ninelotus’s place since she shown to have both a greater beauty and morals that, unlike Ninelotus, would make her tough for Youngflame to get. Which is pretty odd considering when she was arguing with her grandfather Ninelotus said that marrying another prince wouldn’t do much for her clan, but now she seems willing to do anything to have good relationships with a potential duke. Such inconsistencies towards the worse make me firmly believe that the relationship between Ning and Ninelotus will be short-lived, and judging from CD, IET prefers to make the falling out dramatic instead of going “we just weren’t right for each other”.

      Unless Ning something unexpected happens Ning shouldn’t be able to take any action against Youngflame anytime soon and might even be chased away by him, but probably he’ll just suck it up and keep a grudge at least until the contest between geniuses happens since it’d be tough to take part if he’s offended the family of a duke. I’d even say that nothing might happen since when Linley was betrayed he didn’t take any action, but then again now Youngflame has treasure which would be useful for the MC which in most cases is a harbinger of disaster.

      1. “IET prefers to make the falling out dramatic instead of going “we just weren’t right for each other””

        I hope you’re wrong about that, even if at the beginning I was sure IET would more or less create the same set up he did in CD.
        This is disappointing, I mean, they are a lot of ways to end a relationship and to generate drama in a romance. Just look at.. I don’t know, the trillions of series, movies, real life stuff… you just have to pick.
        But apparently nope, IET likes forced drama that he already used.

        This book is a real let down as it seems it’s gonna be a poor plot device for the romance and for the futur “enemy” Ning will have.

  6. Thanks for the chapter!

    “The Immortal Grass Palace is an empty place; there are barely any rooms here.” Youngflame Ning quickly discovered the core of this palace; it was a quite, secluded little room built right next to the Immortal grass garden. The entire room was the core of this palace.

    “The Immortal Grass Palace is an empty place; there are barely any rooms here.” Youngflame NONG quickly discovered the core of this palace; it was a QUIET, secluded little room built right next to the Immortal grass garden. The entire room was the core of this palace.

  7. “ten thousand kilometers around it. By relying on the key to the Immortal estate, I can open a corridor, allowing us to exit this palace at any location within ***ten thousand meters*** of this palace. […]

    simultaneously turned their heads to stare thousands of kilometers away”

    Kilometers, right?

    @Edit: Shoe, I sound like an ungrateful leech! Thank you for the chapter obviously, RWX!

  8. Ning acquiring the loot was fun, but overall I don’t think I like this arc. I’ve been thinking of ways this could end … and I can’t think of much. Nong probably won’t die, since that will immediately cause Ning and co to be scrutinized by the Youngflame clan, and they probably won’t be good cops asking questions politely. Nong also won’t have his way, since that will set off a chain of reactions starting with numerous table flips around the globe. So, we compromise. Nong fails the test and they escape with Ning and co saving the day.

  9. “The Immortal Grass Palace is an empty place; there are barely any rooms here.” Youngflame Ning quickly discovered the core of this palace; it was a quite, secluded little room built right next to the Immortal grass garden. The entire room was the core of this palace.

    Suppose to be Younflame Nong

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