DE Book 11 Chapter 32

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Book 11, Primaltwin, Chapter 32 – A Silent Prayer

Nightfall. A cold wind was howling through the air. Within the Youngflame clan’s estate.

The current clan leader of the Youngflame Clan, the Godplume Duke, was currently seated in his study. He had no desire to keep reading through the book he was holding. There was just a single thought in his mind; had the assassination of Ji Ning succeeded?

Tonight, Kindwater Xiaolou had invited Ji Ning to a banquet. Immortal Floatcloud was going to take the chance to assassinate Ji Ning. Naturally, the Godplume Duke knew of this plan. He was waiting for the results.


The Godplume Duke suddenly turned to look at the life-tablet placed at the edges of his table. This was the life-tablet of Immortal Floatcloud, and at this moment, it had shattered.

“Floatcloud died. It seems the assassination attempt was made. However, I don’t know if it was a success or not.” The Godplume Duke took a deep breath. Regardless of whether it had succeeded or not, Floatcloud would perish. If he succeeded, then he would go reincarnate; if he failed, his soul would be shattered.

Time slowly passed…

The Godplume Duke continued to quietly wait for news to arrive.

A long time later.

“Clan leader.” An azure-robed servant charged in, then immediately whispered, “We have word.”

“Speak,” the Godplume Duke said calmly.

“Immortal Floatcloud attempted to assassinate Ji Ning in Cloudwater Manor, and he even used the Bloodcoil Heavenlock Formation, engaging in a one-on-one fight with Ji Ning within it. But Ji Ning suddenly produced a Primaltwin and killed Immortal Floatcloud,” the azure-robed servant said.

The Godplume Duke had an ugly look on his face. He hesitated for a moment, then said with a frown, “You said Ji Ning’s Primaltwin killed Immortal Floatcloud? But his true body is only at the Wanxiang level; can it be that his Primaltwin has already trained to the Void-level and become an Earth Immortal?”

“His Primaltwin should be at the Primal level,” the azure-robed servant said. “There shouldn’t be any mistake about this.”

The Godplume Duke sat there quietly pondering, and the azure-robed servant didn’t dare to make another sound.

After pondering for quite some time, the Godplume Duke said coldly, “Immortal Floatcloud was a Loose Immortal of my Youngflame clan; how dare he act in such an audacious way? Without receiving permission from my Youngflame clan, he actually dared to go attempt to assassinate Ji Ning on his own accord! This is a violation of the laws of the clan. Inform the outside world that Immortal Floatcloud violated the laws of the clan and has been expelled from the Youngflame clan, and is no longer a member of the clan. Also – blot out his name from the Youngflame clan registrar.”

“Yes,” the azure-robed servant said respectfully.

“Go now.” The Godplume Duke waved his hand, and the azure-robed servant hurriedly retreated. As for the Godplume Duke himself, he sat there quietly for a long moment. This wasn’t the news he had wanted; in fact, it was the worst news possible. Ji Ning had actually been able to rely on his own power to kill Immortal Floatcloud. Then killing Ji Ning…was truly going to be difficult.

“He’s trained for thirty years, but is already so formidable; he needs to be killed. But in the imperial capital…killing him will be as hard as ascending to heaven. I imagine that we’ll have to wait for him to leave the city before our Youngflame clan will be able to use all of the methods available to us to deal with him. But who knows how long we will have to wait before Ji Ning will leave?” The Godplume Duke quietly pondered this issue. “I can only hope that his true body will be killed in the Conclave of Immortal Destiny by other supreme geniuses! His true body has far more potential than his Primaltwin does; so long as it dies, then his threat will be greatly lessened.”

Although the Primaltwin was currently more powerful than Ning’s true body, without question, the true body had more potential and a much more solid foundation.

“It’s time to pay a visit Patriarch Arcanum.” In truth, the Godplume Duke felt some resentment as well. This was all because Patriarch Arcanum had doted on Youngflame Nong too much; otherwise, how could all of this nonsense have occurred?

“Once news of this battle spreads, the various major powers of the imperial capital will most likely all learn about Ji Ning. My Youngflame clan will have truly lost face.” The Godplume Duke shook his head. Then, by himself, he boarded his Immortal carriage and departed from the imperial capital to go pay his respects to Patriarch Arcanum.

After the Imperial Guards under the command of Xiamang Hong returned to their headquarters, the news that Ning’s Primaltwin had killed a Loose Immortal quickly spread throughout the entire headquarters. The Imperial Guard was the most important military which guarded the imperial capital; all of the various major clans had disciples within it, and so this news quickly spread to all of the major clans as well.

Now they all understood that it wasn’t that Ji Ning didn’t know his own limits; rather, it was that he did indeed have enough ability to back up his actions.

Stillwater Commander. The Black-White College.

Amongst the powers that paid the most attention to Ning, the one which cared the most was the Black-White College. Within the Headmaster’s Hall of the Black-White College.

“Apprentice-nephew headmaster, why have you asked us to all gather here?”

“Senior apprentice-brother, for what reason have you asked us to hurry here so late at night?”

The first generation Immortals and the second generation Primal Daoists who were gathered within the hall all spoke out to ask questions.

“Don’t be impatient. Listen to me read this intelligence report.”

Daoist Jadesea, the Headmaster, was holding a copy of an intelligence report sent from the Heavenly Treasures Mountain. He read aloud, “Tonight, in the Kindwater clan’s Cloudwater Manor located in the imperial capital of the Grand Xia, Kindwater Xiaolou hosted a banquet for Ji Ning. Ji Ning attended with a troop of Golden Imperials. Halfway through the banquet, Immortal Floatcloud suddenly appeared. He first used a Whitebone Immortal Slaying Needle to ambush Ji Ning, who was heavily injured but managed to stay alive. Immortal Floatcloud then utilized the Bloodcoil Heavenlock Formation to seal off the surrounding area, then engaged in a one-on-one fight with Ji Ning. Ji Ning’s Primaltwin suddenly emerged. His Primaltwin had already reached the peak Primal level. By using a sword formation technique involving hundreds of Heaven-ranked flying swords, he executed Immortal Floatcloud.”

The hall was completely silent.

Everyone was speechless for a moment…and then, a storm of commotion.

“Apprentice-nephew headmaster, are you sure about what you read?”

“Do you speak the truth?”

“Ji Ning’s Primaltwin killed Immortal Floatcloud?”

None of them could believe it. Many of them had actually been present when Ning had joined the school. That little fellow who had only been a Zifu Disciple…after just ten or so years, he had killed a Loose Immortal? Was this a joke?

“This is a report from the Heavenly Treasures Mountain. How could they lie about something like this?” Daoist Jadesea looked at his fellow disciples.

“Wonderful, wonderful.” Immortal Fivecraze called out, “This is absolutely wonderful. Spread the news. Let all of the disciples of our Black-White College learn of this matter!”

Some would celebrate, some would mourn. News of Ning’s battle spread throughout the entire imperial capital, and it also spread to the ears of certain people located in many other commandery cities. Some celebrated, some sighed in amazement, some felt jealousy, and some felt disdain.

Highwater Commander. The Dongyan Mountains.

Late night. Within a mountain peak inside the Dongyan Mountains.

Ninelotus was seated by herself at the edges of a cliff. The cold night wind felt as sharp as knives of ice, but Ninelotus allowed the wind to blow against her as she continued to sit there silently. Ever since she and Ning had parted ways at the Witchriver Immortal Estate, Ninelotus had begun to enjoy sitting by herself in this quiet place at night, a time of absolute stillness. She would just watch quietly until the sun rose.

“Little Yun.” Suddenly, a voice rang out. Ninelotus turned to look. A very beautiful woman walked over; it was her mother.

Ninelotus’ mother looked at her daughter, feeling quite pained for her. Ninelotus and her were extremely close. When Ninelotus had returned from the Witchriver Immortal Estate, she had been truly been heartbroken, but had no one to talk to about it. Her mother had consoled her, and eventually, Ninelotus had told her mother about the pain in her heart. Only then did her mother realize that her daughter had very nearly chosen to completely walk the same path with Ji Ning.

“Little Yun, are you still not over it?” The mother sat down as well, looking at her daughter.

“I’ve been over it for quite some time,” Ninelotus said, gently shaking her head. “I just continue to feel ashamed.”

“If you feel ashamed, how can you say you are over it?” Her mother shook her head. “No need to be ashamed. This Ji Ning, he isn’t worth you feeling ashamed over. He just came from a backwater clan; how good could his upbringing have possibly been? The two of you belong in completely separate worlds. There’s no way the two of you could’ve been together. No way at all.”

“Enough,” Ninelotus said softly.

“You are going to command the entire Dongyan clan, and the Forefather of the Dongyan clan has full faith in you. You need to stir yourself up. You might not be able to forget about him now, but in a few centuries or millennia, you’ll realize that he was actually just a very ordinary passerby in your life. Nothing more than a bumpkin. Forget about him,” Ninelotus’ mother said.

Before Ninelotus was born, her mother and her father had decent lives in the Dongyan clan, but were quite ordinary figures. However, after Ninelotus was born, she was loved and doted upon by the Dongyan clan’s Forefather, who trained her and assigned her to be the next clan leader. Thus, Ninelotus’ father and mother saw their statuses skyrocket, and they now had a very great deal of power within the Dongyan clan.

“He isn’t a bumpkin.” Ninelotus stared at her mother. “He is my former Dao-companion, and a true genius!”

“And what good is a genius? He might just end up being killed by the Youngflame clan,” her mother said angrily.

“Enough!” Ninelotus was growing angry as well.

Her mother forced down her anger. Ninelotus was the next clan leader, after all, and so normally she and her husband would listen to Ninelotus. But with regards to Ji Ning…the mother had always nursed a belly full of anger. How exalted a status did her daughter have? How could she possibly be together with someone who came from a backwater tribe? That was an absolute travesty.

“Mistress, mistress!” Suddenly, a female servant flew in on a flying sword, landing on the mountain peak.

“Mm?” Ninelotus looked at her servant.

“The Heavenly Treasures Mountain sent an intelligence report. It has to do with young master Ji Ning,” the female servant said.

Ninelotus waved her hand, and the intelligence report scroll immediately flew towards her. By her side, her mother said unhappily, “You said you are over it, but you continue to pay attention to his intelligence reports?”

“Does being over it mean that I can no longer pay attention to news regarding him?” Ninelotus gave her mother a glance, then unfurled the scroll to read it. A look of shock and amazement appeared on her face.

“Let me take a look. What’s this all about? Was he killed by the Youngflame clan?” Her mother snatched it over to take a read. And as she did…she was so shocked that she jumped to her feet.

“Ki-ki-killed Immortal Floatcloud of the Youngflame clan?” She was astonished. “He’s only trained for thirty years, right? How could, how, how could…”

“I told you. He is a genius.” Ninelotus said softly, “Mother, go home. Let me be by myself for a while.”

Her mother was truly stunned by this news as well. She simply couldn’t comprehend it. How could this young fellow from a backwater tribe, who was even younger than her own daughter, have actually killed a supreme Loose Immortal?

Stunned, she left obediently. The maidservant left as well.

Ninelotus sat there by herself, silent.

“As long as you are doing well, I can be at ease. Ji Ning…stay alive.” Ninelotus could only pray silently in her heart. When she had chosen the path of becoming the next leader of the Dongyan clan, she had decided to follow this path to its completion. As for Ji Ning? All she could do was silently pray for him in her heart.

This was because, after their parting at the Witchriver Immortal Estate…

“You shall be you, and I shall be me…”

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74 thoughts on “DE Book 11 Chapter 32” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Outer f5 sect shame i have lost the rank of 5 once held. And I’m not too happy ninelotus is still around its sweet-ish but still kinda want to leave her to fade at least for a book or too.

    1. Yeah, I’m hoping IET isn’t going to have her and Ning end up back together, although I still feel that’s unlikely. Most likely she’ll just help Ning out later. Her and Ning just don’t work together.

    1. Yeah, I still like NineLotus. Didn’t really work out for them, but Ning did kind of give her an impossible decision early on in their relationship so… Can’t really blame her. Glad to see she’s actually sticking with her decision though. But that mother is totally a B****. >_>

      Thanks for the chapter Ren! 😀

      1. yea i’ve heard people insult ninelotus but i find those people… dumb.
        i just find that ninelotus and ning’s personality, principles etc were very different and just weren’t compatible.
        ninelotus thoughts and actions are of a leader of a clan while ji ning is on the ruthless road of cultivation slaughtering even gods in his path so unlike ninelotus he doesn’t think of the benefits for his clan it is fine as long as he grows strong enough to be able to protect his clan.
        friends come naturally and he won’t build connections for the sake of business or relationships between families/clans.
        so yea it didnt work out.

        1. Not really, when you see someone have high potential in their Early days, IT is worth investing in them personally.
          She could probably give him many weapon/technique.

        2. I really have to laugh at all the people who hate / hated Ninelotus, calling her the second coming of Alice and a lot of nasty names. Always so quick to hate and jump to conclusions.

          1. Personally I don’t like her, controlling people like her don’t mesh well with me. What Ning needs is a partner, not a boss. In addition, their nature are polar opposites, there’s no way they would’ve worked out and had they tried (assuming no Deus Ex Machina) they probably would’ve ended up hating eachother, so this way of paying was probably a good thing.

      2. Like the quote goes. If you truly want to see a person’s true nature, give them power. Ninelotus’ mother revealed herself to be a B****, nothing more.

        1. The future of the clan also means the future of its descendants. If the descendants are weak, then the clan will be doomed to fall. Her mother knows this as she is from a big clan so she has a justified reason to say those words. It doesn’t mean they don’t believe in true love, but that is the path of immortals that they walk. That is the requirement if you want to be in a large clan. It is not unjustified, that is simply how their rules work in that world. Power is everything.

    1. “You shall be you, and I shall be me…”
      She´s not regretting her decision, at most she´s regretting how different their paths are. Probably would still choose her clan even if after longer consideration now.

  2. You know Ninelotus is a total roller coaster ride.

    At first in the Black white college it was like meh,

    then in serpentwing lake it was like okay I might just like her,

    then in the infantember nong arc she started to get on the nerves a lot because of those 3 incidents and it was like Ning just get away from that women, she is unpleasant as F*&k,

    and in the 5th pillar when she finnally stood up for him against nong when he threatened to kill him it was like okay this might be salvagable.

    And when she broke up and was true to her feelings and herself and was crying I could sympatize and empathize with her. Not everyone is strong at heart. Some of us are normal people who don’t have that abnormal will that MC’s contain.

    Finnally in this chapter she gave a feeling of….. well a dao that can be spoken is not a eternal dao.

    P.S. F%^k her mom. I bet she got her b^$%h side from her.

  3. Still hate comments for Ninelotus? I’ll never be able to relate to these. Unless there’s something everyone knows that I don’t…

    1. People need a certain maturity and experience reagarding relationships to understand that love is not the only basis for making a lifetime commitment. One day they’ll get it, but till then let them have their say.

  4. Thanks for the chapter Ren and anonymous and DJ for sponsoring it.
    I feel sad for ninelotus, hopefully she finds happiness in the future or that they can become really good friends

  5. I like how much the author have grown since the Coiling Dragon days and we’re getting more fleshed out and deeper characters. Immortals who’ve lived dozens if not thousands of years are finally acting like they actually lived that long, with insights and able to look at the bigger picture. Gone are the days of spoiled young masters or proud fools, fingers crossed.

    The Snowdragon dude who retreated after exchanging moves with Ning, he resigned himself to his fate as Ji Ning’s stepping stone to fame, not even bothering to try concealing what happened, and wistfully realized he’s famous in a way, being Ning’s stepping stone.

    Immortal Floatcloud, nearing the end of his life and becoming a deathsworn for the chance of reincarnation, when he’ve realized he met his match and how much of a true genius Ning is, asked Ning to kill him, accepting his fate gracefully. In a way, he’s proud to be killed by such a genius (and I guess also work as another of Ning’s stepping stone to fame) and died peacefully.

    Ninelotus… Ninelotus and Ning are like a pair of great friends. Real close, cares greatly for each other, exchanges a lot of things and even have similiar hobbies and such… but that’s what they are, friends. When they tried to be lovers, it does not work out AT ALL… but that does not mean they can’t remain as good a friends as they were before and still care for each other. It’s realistic… I know of many great friends whose romance… well, sunk worse than the Titanic, but they remain as close as ever. Ending a romance does not end all of one’s relationship with someone.

    To those that keep comparing Ninelotus to Alice… stop. They’re not the same at all. Alice is just plain shallow, while Ninelotus is a character with her own dao and path… and sometimes the paths one follow goes to a different route. Ning and Ninelotus has their own path to walk, and unfortunately for them, those paths go separately instead of parallel. Ning and Ninelotus’ romance are over with, but they still care and pray for each other’s wellbeing.

    1. And what better place to find someone like that than in a huge tournament with cultivators from all over the world and possibly other worlds. Not to mention his cousin will probably try to push things along seeing as she wants the Yuchi clan to make a come back.

  6. Her mother was truly stunned by this news as well. She simply couldn’t comprehend it. How could this young fellow from a backwater tribe, who was even younger than her own daughter, have actually killed a supreme Loose Immortal?
    lool wtg tht rly silenced her mom n also dad n the leader of th clan will eat theyr hearts out in regret when they learn about this mebbe get em bit worried as well? after all they werent polite towards him so he mightve been offended by theyr action 🙂

  7. Now i don’t like Ninelotus because she committed a heel face turn with her Personality and even before that she just didn’t match with Ji Ning. Talent wise she is so far beneath Ji Ning that she’d be nothing but a liability to him when he leaves to go adventuring and the Dongyan clan while powerful in it’s own right won’t be able to hold a candle to the Factions that will offer Ji Ning a position and even those factions are unlikely to compare to the scary sin soaked monsters Ji Ning will undoubtedly provoke with his no nonsense attitude. Lets go with Ninelotus was Ji Nings highschool crush and move along. I feel that the mother will change her tone to a you must marry Ji ning though. All that talking of him been a country bumpkin will go flying out the window.

  8. You shall be the MC, and I shall be undeserving beetch.
    Dear Friends, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack

  9. I have to say this is by far the best Novel from IET. ST and CD pale in comparison, I can only hope it stays consistent throughout and towards the end unlike the other 2.

  10. by far best IET work i have read so far, and what sorcery is this? a fairly competently written FEMALE char in a xanxia?

    well, now i really see why she was split up from Ning, no way that a xanxia author could manage to keep such a girl around for long… well, the sis might do the trick, but she is mainly a container of hidden wrath, much easier to keep around until her enemies are dead…

    thanks for the translation, and i am unnecessarily hard on IET et al, i love xanxia despite their categorically poor quality when it comes to the character of female girls (although they tend to be pretty(est in the all world(s)), so apparently they don’t need personality…?)

  11. Meh. We’ll see how things go. I”m not really interested in the female leads I’ve met so far. And even in CD the final female lead ended up becoming more of a side note until she was almost killed.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  12. Tsk3x, Ninelotus’ appearance ruined the mood :/
    I don’t really find her as a suitable for Ji Ning. She’s way…way… way behind his league.

    Anyways, thanks for the update 🙂

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