DE Book 10 Chapter 25

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Book 10, Entering the Immortal Estate, Chapter 25 – Grand Dao Domain

Everyone close to Ji Ning, such as Mu Northson and Ninelotus, all knew that Ning’s mother was named Yuchi Snow. However, they all wanted to try and buy him some time; at the very least, they wanted to make sure that could leave this major world alive. Later on, the Dongyan clan and the Black-White College could use some methods at their disposal to ensure that Ning could be sent and escape to other lesser worlds, or perhaps even a different major world.

Unfortunately…

Xue Hongyi had thoroughly investigated Ning long ago, and had even purchased a set of intelligence reports regarding Ning from the Heavenly Treasures Mountain. Naturally, he knew who Ning’s parents were.

“Youngflame Nong!” Ninelotus was enraged.

“Hold!” Yu Wei’s forehead suddenly began to glow with white light. Her aura quickly became terrifying as she, too, roared with fury.

Adept Vastriver and Mu Northson all called out in anger as well.

Whoooosh.

Xiangliu Fang only stretched out a single hand, which instantly expanded to a tremendous size. At the same time, his five fingers transformed into five giant serpents, each more than three hundred meters long. They stretched out towards Ninelotus, Yu Wei, Northson, and Adept Vastriver. Every single serpent emanated a terrifyingly powerful aura, causing the faces of Ninelotus and the others to become unsightly.

“Ninelotus, I won’t kill you.” Youngflame Nong pointed towards Ninelotus. “But those three fellow disciples of yours…Uncle Fang, if they dare interfere, just kill them.”

Although he felt lust towards Yu Wei…women, to Youngflame Nong, were nothing more than playthings. Playthings, in the end, were still playthings; they could be killed at a moment’s notice.

“You…”

“Youngflame Nong…”

Ninelotus, Northson, Yu Wei, and Adept Vastriver all stared towards him with hatred, but they knew exactly how strong Xiangliu Fang was; he was absolutely capable of crushing them. Although they had some protective items on them, those items would at most allow them to stay alive for a short period of time. To completely change the situation…was impossible.

“Senior apprentice-brother, senior apprentice-sister, junior apprentice-brother…Ninelotus.” Ning looked towards Youngflame Nong, seated at the front of the hall, then said calmly, “There’s no need for you to intervene. This is a matter between myself and Youngflame Nong.”

“Ji Ning.” Ninelotus called out frantically towards him.

Ning looked towards Ninelotus. “Don’t worry.”

“YOUNGFLAME NONG!!!” Ninelotus was absolutely livid. “You are provoking my Dongyan clan!”

“If it was the Forefather of the Dongyan clan who said these words to me, then I might truly be forced to reconsider. But you?” Youngflame Nong laughed, then shook his head.

Ninelotus suddenly produced a black lotus petal in her hand, a petal with an aura that inspired terror. The black lotus petal quickly expanded, causing Xiangliu Fang to called out icily, “Are you looking to die!?” His giant python-finger instantly smashed headlong against the black lotus flower, which trembled, then began to crack. This cracked black lotus flower continued to fly straight towards the giant serpent.

BOOM!

The giant serpent quickly froze into a statue of ice, then shattered apart. In fact, Xiangliu Fang’s entire hand became frozen, all the way to his elbow, then began to splinter across. However, Xiangliu Fang’s arm then once more grew out. WHAP. His fingers once more transformed into serpents, striking heavily against Ninelotus and causing her to be knocked flying, vomiting blood from her mouth.

“Not bad. Unfortunately, you were only capable of injuring Uncle Fang.” Youngflame Nong shook his head. “Even I am unable to produce treasures capable of killing Uncle Fang. You?”

Xiangliu Fang was of the ancient Fiendgod ‘Hydraga’ race; his lifeforce was incredibly powerful, and his combat ability was comparable to a peak Loose Immortal’s. To kill Xiangliu Fang? This was an incredibly hard task.

“Xue Hongyi, I’ll give you a chance to render merits for yourself.” Youngflame Nong looked towards Xue Hongyi. “Go and kill Ji Ning.”

“Me? Kill Ji Ning?” Xue Hongyi was stunned.

“Are you going to kill him or not?” Youngflame Nong’s eyes flashed with a cold light.

Xue Hongyi mentally cursed nonstop. He had been flattering Youngflame Nong this entire time, and had even told him that Ning’s mother was named Yuchi Snow. He had done all of this in the hopes of making Youngflame Nong like him…but who would’ve imagined that Youngflame Nong would be this vicious? Youngflame Nong had actually ordered him to go kill Ji Ning…he had no confidence in being able to do so at all!

“Kill, yes, kill.” Xue Hongyi nodded frantically, but in his heart, he thought to himself, “I’m not going to be able to kill Ji Ning, but I should be able to stay alive at least.”

“Ji Ning, prepare to die,” Xue Hongyi called out with anger, then instantly shot out a series of flying needles towards Ning.

Youngflame Nong and Xiangliu Fang stood there at the front of the hall, watching this happen. A look of anticipation was in Youngflame Nong’s eyes. “Xue Hongyi’s strength should be a bit weaker than Ji Ning’s; if Ji Ning really was to go all-out against him, he should be able to kill Xue Hongyi…and after Xue Hongyi dies, his Immortal-ranked magic treasure will be mine.”

“Uncle Fang, after Xue Hongyi dies, you attack and kill Ji Ning,” Youngflame Nong sent. “The Immortal-ranked magic treasure will be mine then.”

“Yes, young master,” Xiangliu Fang said.

……

Upon hearing Youngflame Nong say, the words, “Ji Ning shall die” and “anyone who attempts to block the path of the Youngflame clan in doing so will be killed,” Ning had already made up his mind to kill Youngflame Nong!

Xiangliu Fang was far too powerful; Ning didn’t feel any confidence in his ability to defeat him, but he had no choice now.

“Die.” Xue Hongyi charged forward.

“First you. Then Youngflame Nong.” Ning wielded his Darknorth swords in his hands. At this point, he couldn’t be bothered to use wings to hide his technique.

Whoooooosh!!!

A series of flying needles filled the skies, shooting towards him.

“KILL!” Ning let out an enraged bellow. In this moment, Ning’s sword-heart was more steadfast and firm than it had ever been before.

He understood now.

In this moment, he had embarked on a brand new path. If he didn’t kill Youngflame Nong, then due to being physically located within this Immortal estate, he wouldn’t be able to escape. He would die! But if he did kill Youngflame Nong, someone who had the highest chances to become the next Godplume Duke…the Youngflame clan would definitely pursue him with full power. This was a clan that was even more terrifyingly powerful than the Northmont clan of Stillwater!

Two roads lay ahead of him.

One was the road to death.

The other was the road of being pursued by the Youngflame clan.

After having been pressured to this extent…Ning actually became incomparably resolved.

BOOOM!!!

His soul became completely pure and transparent in this moment, more than it ever had been before. Ning suddenly felt as though time itself slowed down. Something that he had been struggingly this entire time to reach, and yet had never been able to…finally, he truly had reached it, and embarked on a new journey through his Grand Dao. This was…the Grand Dao of the Sword! A vast, awe-inspiring Grand Dao! In this moment, Ning felt as though he had transformed into a sword that was swimming through the entirety of the Grand Dao.

In this moment…Ning had completely reached the Grand Dao Domain level.

Generally speaking, Immortal cultivators who trained in a Dao all had the chance to reach the ‘Dao Domain’ level, but that was generally only true for an ordinary Dao. The Dao of the Sword, however, was one of the Grand Daos; to reach the Grand Dao Domain was far more difficult than even completely mastering an entire Dao-Path. Although Ning had reached the fifth stance of the [Three-Foot Sword] long ago, if he hadn’t been placed under such enormous pressure this time, causing his heart to suddenly and completely comprehend and allow him to pass through the final barriers, it would have remained very difficult for him to reach this new level.

Within his sea of consciousness.

Ning’s soul suddenly transformed into a sword, an incomparably dazzling sword. This was the sword-soul, which only a Sword Immortal who had truly reached the Grand Dao Domain level would possess. This was a fundamental change, an evolution of the soul.

Whoosh.

The sword suddenly transformed into Ji Ning’s appearance…but the spirit-Ning faintly emanated with the light of a sword.

“What is the purpose of a life lived?”

“All I ask for is to be joyful.”

“Kill, kill, kill.”

“Exterminate all injustices!”

“Exterminate all those who deserve killing!”

“Only then will I be exultant.”

“As Loose Immortals, there is no path to immortality.”

“Thus…”

“Better to live passionately for a day, than to live a century while stifled.”

“My sword is the joyous sword, the sword of passion, the sword which exterminates all injustices. The name of this sword technique is the [Three-Foot Sword].”

While battling against Xue Hongyi, Ning suddenly began to laugh. Laugh loudly, and with joy. “Kill, kill, kill; exterminate all ijustices, and exterminate all those who need killing! Better to live passionately for a day, than to live a century while stifled.” As Ning laughed loudly, the Darknorth swords in his hands suddenly became incomparably brilliant and incomparably awe-inspiring.

Swish!

An unfathomably terrifying sword-aura instantly filled the entire hall. A dazzling streak of sword-light lashed out, tearing through the flying needles as though they were made of rotting wood, then sliced across Xue Hongyi’s body.

“I, I, I…” Xue Hongyi’s eyes were completely round. He had never imagined that he would end up like this. Filled to the brim with terror, even his soul began to crack and shatter under the terrifying sword-aura filling the hall.

And then…his body fell into two parts on the ground.

The sixth stance of the [Three-Foot Sword]…the Grand Dao Domain!

The [Three-Foot Sword], as the highest level sword art of the Black-White College, had six stances that were available to the public. The final three stances, however, were limited to direct, Epochal Transmission for Sword Immortals.

The first stance – Lustrous Sword-Heart

The second stance – Manifold Thistlethorns

The third stance – Sudden Sword-Light

The fourth stance – Sun in the Sky

The fifth stance – Moonlight Hiding the Sword

The sixth stance – Grand Dao Domain.

These sword stances weren’t completely set in stone; for example, the first stance, Lustrous Sword-Heart, was different for each person, depending on how they comprehended it. The [Three-Foot Sword] primarily served as a guide. It guided Sword Immortals towards techniques that suited them best. Every single practitioner of the [Three-Foot Sword] was capable of executing the [Three-Foot Sword] in a way which suited them the most.

In dire straits, Ning’s heart had completely merged into the Grand Dao, allowing him to reach the Grand Dao Domain level. The power of this sixth stance he had comprehended was truly incomparably frightening.

“Is this a Grand Dao Domain?” Youngflame Nong watched as a terrifying sword-aura washed over the entire hall, causing even his own soul to shudder. Youngflame Nong’s face completely changed from its previous, calm and smug look. He stared at Ji Ning, this young man from a backwater clan, who seemed to have gone berserk and who had just killed Xue Hongyi with one blow. “How old is he? He actually…actually has already reached the Grand Dao Domain level? And in the Dao of the Sword, the most offensive of Daos?!”

Youngflame Nong suddenly felt jealousy in his heart; why couldn’t he be this talented? Why did this sort of talent had to fall onto a rustic youth like this one?

“Grand Dao Domain?”

“This Dao of the Sword…”

Yu Wei, Adept Vastriver, and Ninelotus were in a state of shock. The sword-aura that filled the hall…all of them could feel the resoluteness, the sharpness, the indomitableness emanating from it.

The sword was a sharp weapon. The heart of a Sword Immortal…only one whose heart was truly as sharp, resolute, and indomitable as a sword would be capable of truly comprehending the exquisiteness of the Dao of the Sword.

When the sword emerged, there was no room for regret.

When the sword emerged, it could not be blocked.

This was what it meant to be a Sword Immortal!

“KILL!” Ning wielded his twin swords in his hands. His body suddenly increased dramatically as he transformed into a thirty meter tall giant as he simultaneously executed his divine ability, [Starseizing Hand] as well. In this moment, the sword-light in Ning’s hands had reached an awe-inspiringly powerful level. But Xiangliu Fang just let out a furious growl, smashing out with his palm, which swept forward like a dark stormcloud as the giant serpents that were his fingers ravenously bit down.

BOOOOM!

An explosive sound rang out. The flesh on Xiangliu Fang’s serpent-hand split open, and fresh blood sprayed everywhere as divine power lashed everywhere.

Ning was sent flying nback as well, blood spewing out from his mouth. In this moment, Ning understood…that although his power had increased dramatically, compared with Xiangliu Fang, who possessed the power of a peak Loose Immortal, the difference in power was simply too great. The opponent was able to defeat him with just one hand.

“Ji Ning.”

“Senior apprentice-brother.”

Northson, Yu Wei, and Ninelotus all called out in alarm.

While being knocked backwards, Ning’s eyes became filled with madness. That black loop, which had been tucked into his bracer the entire time, suddenly appeared in his palm. This was the treasure which Daoist Threelives had personally forged; of Ning’s two important life-saving treasures, it was the only one capable of an active attack.

Ning had no other choices left to him.

“GO!” Ning waved his hand, sending the black loop flying out.


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68 thoughts on “DE Book 10 Chapter 25” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. I liked it better when he laughed whiling attacking. I for some reason like psychology challenged and somewhat cold and evil (but I hate idiots) MCs. It’s better when this scene was made by the Nobel, calm, and kind Ji though.

      2. So I see I was the only one who thought those lines were incredibly awkward and embarrassing Chuuni nonsense.

        “All I ask for is to be joyful.”
        “Kill, kill, kill.”
        “Exterminate all injustices!”

        ..Kill kill? What is he, 12? |:

        1. No, but the creator of the technique sure feels like it. He was just repeating those words, at least that’s how I’m going to justify it. 😛

    1. Ren, I am wondering if you can hide/witheld the title in the sneak peek (when appropriate), just like what DB does with ISSTH.
      I know it is at my own risk to check the sneak peek.
      However the title really gives big spoiler sometimes, just like for the next chapter.
      Thanks.

    1. The Dao soldiers aren’t even capable of killing off Xiangliu Fang, who’s a Primal Fiendgod. You really think they would survive a single attack from any of the Youngflame clan’s Celestial Immortals, who are powerful enough to reconstruct techniques through soul scouring? 😡

      Though, Ning killing Nong (heh) would give him the key to the Immortal estate, which means he can use the Dao soldiers for whatever purpose he wants and more importantly, he gets another estate stronghold which others can’t get into (once he binds it) 😀

        1. I’m actually not sure myself, just wanted a pic of Cactuar and picked a decent candidate from Google Images; and I haven’t played FF X for a very long time now 😛

      1. If he kills Nong, wouldn’t he have to go back to the other palaces and bind them to himself? Through the hordes of monsters and whatnot. Ning might be able to do it solo, avoiding the monsters and whatnot and just blitzing to each one (maybe), but the others would all probably die.

  1. It’s just a suggestion but it could be a good idea to hide spoiler titles like the next one ?
    I like to read the teaser as it often “lessens” the impact of the cliffhanger of the end of the chapter, so I’m not really looking to know what happens in the whole chaper and some title like the next one pretty much tells you what’s going to occur at the end of the chapter.
    As I said, just a suggestion.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. So, if Ning kills Nong he can take the key. If he has the key he can leave and lock the fiendgod, and any remaining deathsworn, inside the mansion. So, if he kills Youngflame how will his clan know to pursue him?

    The whole Youngflame clan becomes the new Dong Seven. He doesn’t tell anyone, makes his school-mates not tell anyone, and bides his time till he’s gotten a few more powerups.

    And since he has a Sword Domain, the next book will probably be the tournament or he can get permission to become a Primal.

    1. Come to think of it, Ning is really lucky that the first time Wingwing Evasion was discovered wasn’t in the tournament 😮 … and he also knows better than to reveal it to Youngflame members in the future. If he finishes off the rest of the party (excluding B&W college people) then the only ones who even know about them coming into contact with Nong, are the few staff on Serpentwing Isle … who are only aware that some bigshot came to chat with Ning & co., and unaware of the actual identity 😀

      Though, it will be really risky for Ning to stay around for the tournament instead of fleeing immediately, and he’s not been the typical dumbass MC so far. I wonder if there will be some reason to enter the tournament (like say, top few places get training with a sword immortal from another plane?) … looking forward to Ning’s decision once he disposes of the trash.

      1. Yeah, there’s pretty much no reason for Ning to fight in the tournament, other than maybe protection from the Youngfame clan (and this is pretty doubtful), since once he reaches the Celestial Immortal Level he’ll officially be a disciple of Daoist Threelives who is probably several to maybe tens of levels above the people who would guide Ning if he won the tournament. That being said, considering how (currently) overpowered the Youngflame clan is, Nong probably has a treasure that would record who killed him.

        1. Threelieves is the problem there. His was extremely powerful, way more than the Celestial immortal or the dudes one or two level higher. But is he dead (or just disappeared ?).
          It’s the usual plot of the MC that has to hide his inheritance to stay alive. If he says that he is the disciple of Threelieves, he will have the whole Xia Dynasty after him, plus the major expert that we don’t know yet, who will want his treasures. But he will not have the said Daoist Threelieves to protect him.

          I think he will participate in the tournament, and become the disciple of an expert who will protect him from the Ning clan. The best case scenario would be to become the disciple of an expert who knew Threelieves and had a good relation with him, so he will just be disciple in name and profit from the inheritance from his true master.

  3. Thanks, Ren.
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    > Why did this sort of talent *had* to fall onto a rustic youth like this one?

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    > Ning was sent flying *nback* as well, blood spewing out from his mouth.

  4. Youngflame Nong suddenly felt jealousy in his heart; why couldn’t he be this talented? Why did this sort of talent had to fall onto a rustic youth like this one?.

    That should be ENVY not JEALOUSY. Big difference. Sorry for being a grammar nazi.

  5. Firstly, now I doubt that any person here will dare to compare Ninelotus to Alice again. Alice will not shed blood for Linley or sacrifice precious life saving clan treasure to attack a very high level monster.
    Secondly, IET loved skipping 3 levels, Qin Yu’s mastery of Formation Array was at level 5 then sudden enlightenment he totally mastered level 8! Here Ji Ning did learn all first 6 stances, but he only noted to master first 3 stances, then sudden overwhelming pressure, BOOM enlightenment! He jump to stances 6 and form his Grand Dao Domain!
    Thirdly, Xue Hongyi was dumber than brick, who want bet that sentient flame will play a role?

    1. I’m pretty sure he was actually at the peak of 4, he wasn’t at level 5 yet. Also, it said that Ning had already mastered up to 5, just that the leap from 5-6 was far more difficult than from 1-5 and so it was questionable whether or not he would’ve made the jump without a situation like this. There was just a timeskip from him mastering the 3rd until just before now when he knew the 5th. Also, you forgot CD when Linley nearly died that one time and became 1000X more powerful (since he got Will too)

      1. Linley got level up to Universal Creator from Soul-Mutate Sovereign during the final fight, while his final enemy lamented that he had tried so hard and so long only to have a glimpse of Universal Creator stage and Linley did it so easily.

    2. Only IET knows, maybe she will give him free reign, she will forever be the almost-Alice in our hearts, if she had more time Lotus would have transmogrified into her, Ning and Lotus’ views were too different, only in battle would they become one.

      1. Honestly, I don’t understand how this hate started. As soon as she has been introduced, people started to dislike her, and she turned into a “bitch” the moment they started their relationship. And I don’t understand why people prefer Yu Wei, since we don’t know anything about her (beautiful, and reincarnation of a really powerful immortal, nothing about her character . . .).

        And I liked their difference in temperament. Difference in power didn’t really bugged me (seriously, in books like this, either the girl is left behind in training like Delia, or there is some obscure plot to give her massive power up, or reveal later that she was way more powerful than what we thought).
        And the difference in temperament were good. They clashed a little, but if they manage to overcome their difference, it would make a good relationship. Not like Delia the so perfect wife that is so in accord with her husband that we sometimes forgot about her for tens of chapters.

  6. thanks for the chapter,
    do we know, that the Youngflame clan knows who the soon to be dead brat brought along to the mansion? or how will they know who killed him?

  7. Honestly Ning and Ninelotus should split , their views are far too different for them to work together. I would actually wish Ning to be the only character to go SOLO out of all the characters because he has had the highest potential by far. Have him just wait a couple immortal levels higher to he gets a love. But having a lover gives up a lot of plot potential so it matters how much the author thought on this one. Otherwise… NING IS A F*CKING BADASS!

  8. Dude. Awakenings like that are freaking awesome. The reciting of those words. So good. The Aria of Trinity blood would be good there. A rain of blood cometh when this song strumeth.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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