DE Book 11 Chapter 35

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Book 11, Primaltwin, Chapter 35 – The End Days for Snowdragon Mountain

Yuchi Xiyue was also aware that Ji Ning’s fellow disciples had arrived, and she arranged a special banquet for them, inviting the disciples of the Black-White College to attend.

….

On this very day. In the distant Stillwater Commandery. A giant warship, covered with flowery golden tattoos, was howling through the air, sending out waves of energy in its wake. Aboard the warship there was a large, tightly clustered group of Golden Imperials. Upon the deck, there were also nine black-armored Captains of the Imperial Guard, each of whom emanated unfathomably mighty auras.

“Snowdragon Mountain is up ahead,” a black-uniformed man said with a laugh.

“Sorry to trouble you, fellow Daoist Skyfall,” one of the nine Golden Imperial captains said.

“This is a small matter. It is the good fortune of myself, Northmont Skyfall, to be able to assist King Yan in handling this matter.” Skyfall spoke in a flattering manner, but in his heart, he sighed to himself. “Oh, Snowdragon Mountain…how could you be so foolish as to offend King Yan? Even though in the past King Yan was in dire straits, he still wasn’t someone which your puny little Snowdragon Mountain sect could afford to offend. This time, King Yan has sent nine full squads of Golden Imperials over. It seems as though he truly harbors hatred for Snowdragon Mountain. I wonder what exactly Snowdragon Mountain did to him in the past.”

Yuchi Snow, Yuchi Mount; their deaths were caused principally by Dong Seven!

Ning and Xiyue naturally hated the man deeply. King Yan knew how his granddaughter felt, and so immediately ordered nine squads of Golden Imperials to head towards Stillwater Commandery. He instructed them to first notify Stillwater Commandery’s Northmont clan of the following: “In the past, when our royal excellency was wandering the world, a feud arose between himself and Snowdragon Mountain. Today, we have come to annihilate Snowdragon Mountain; we’d like to ask the Northmont clan to permit this.”

The Northmont clan’s response: Annihilate Snowdragon Mountain? A little clan which didn’t even have a single Loose Immortal or Earth Immortal? The Northmont clan naturally wouldn’t care about this matter. In addition, given how diplomatic King Yan was by first sending people to notify them, the Northmont clan immediately arranged for Northmont Skyfall to personally lead the way, bringing these Golden Imperials directly towards Snowdragon Mountain.

“Here we are.” Skyfall pointed towards the area below them. Past the clouds, one could vaguely make out a long, winding mountain range, amongst which were three particularly imposing and tall mountain peaks that vastly surpassed the other three mountains.

“Snowdragon Mountain?” The nine Imperial Guard captains looked down at the base, all nodding slightly.

“First capture Dong Seven, then annihilate Snowdragon Mountain,” one of the captains said.

BOOM!

The warship immediately flew downwards, carrying boundless might and power as it soared directly towards the area above Snowdragon Mountain’s headquarters. This instantly caused a huge shock within Snowdragon Mountain; who would actually dare to have their warship halt directly above the school? This was too arrogant.

“I wonder which fellow Daoist has arrived at Snowdragon Mountain?” Boom! Boom! Boom! Three figures soared into the skies; they were the three Primal Daoists of Snowdragon Mountain. Daoist Snowplume, Daoist Coldsun, and Daoist Blackdragon.

Upon flying upwards, their gazes were immediately drawn to the eye-catching, golden-armored soldiers. The terrifying majesty and aura of power emanating from the soldiers caused their hearts to quail.

However, upon seeing the black-uniformed Northmont Skyfall, Daoist Blackdragon hurriedly said, “Senior Skyfall, why have you come to our Snowdragon Mountain? If there’s anything you need, just summon us; we will simply go to you. There’s no need for you to personally make a trip.”

“Senior Skyfall, might I ask why you have come to Snowdragon Mountain? If there is anything you need, just tell us; we will definitely strive to accomplish it,” Daoist Coldsun said hurriedly as well.

All three Primal Daoists were extremely courteous.

“Gentlemen?” Skyfall just looked at the nine Imperial Guard captains; all nine of them were Loose Immortals.

“Found him.” The eyes of one of the captains lit up.

Whoosh!

He took a single step, then disappeared from his original location, reappearing inside the Snowdragon Mountain headquarters. In the blink of an eye, he suddenly flew back with a white-robed youth in tow. The white-robed youth’s face was ashen. His entire body was shaking in abject terror.

“Dong Seven!” Daoist Coldsun called out in shock.

“Grandpa, Grandpa!” The white-robed youth was utterly terrified. He hurriedly called out, “My Zifu has been destroyed, my Zifu has been destroyed!”

Daoist Coldsun’s face instantly changed. A hint of rage was now visible, but he forced it down and said angrily, “Senior Skyfall, what’s this all about? Why have you led people here to apprehend disciples of Snowdragon Mountain? If Snowdragon Mountain has offended you in some way, just tell us; those who deserve to be punished will be. Snowdragon Mountain will definitely give you a satisfactory response.”

“These aren’t my men.” Northmont Skyfall shook his head. “You really have no vision, have you? You aren’t even able to recognize the most formidable soldiers of the imperial capital of the Grand Xia, the Golden Imperials!”

“Golden Imperials?” Daoists Coldsun, Blackdragon, and Snowplume were all shocked. Imperial Guards? Even in Stillwater Commandery, Snowdragon Mountain was a fairly ordinary sect, located in a fairly distant location, without even a single Loose Immortal or Earth Immortal to their name. Naturally, they knew very little about the distant imperial capital. Although Daoist Blackdragon would occasionally make a visit to the imperial capital, he had never even seen an Imperial Guard, much less the elite ‘Golden Imperials’ of the Guard. When they saw the golden armor worn by the soldiers, they had taken them to be soldiers of the Northmont clan of Stillwater!

“Generals,” Daoist Blackdragon said hurriedly, “If Snowdragon Mountain has acted offensively in some manner, please tell us.”

Daoist Coldsun and Daoist Snowplume were terrified and restless as well.

“We have come on orders to apprehend Dong Seven and wipe out Snowdragon Mountain,” one of the captains said coldly.

“Apprehend Dong Seven? Wipe out Snowdragon Mountain?”

Daoist Blackdragon and the other two felt as though thunderbolts had suddenly come crashing down out of the clear sky. Both were stupefied.

Wipe out their school?

Good, good heavens!

Their school was one which had existed for a very long time. Everything had been perfectly fine; why had the Golden Imperials suddenly come to wipe them out?

“Coldsun!” Daoist Blackdragon, upon seeing the captured Dong Seven, instantly understood what this was about. He stared at the nearby Daoist Coldsun, then roared furiously, “It is all your fault. You coddled Dong Seven! Dong Seven has harmed countless people in the outside world; even in our own school, he’s harmed quite a few of our female disciples. But you’ve always protected him! Dong Seven must have offended a powerful figure at some point, causing our Snowdragon Mountain to now face complete annihilation.”

Daoist Coldsun’s face was completely ashen now as well.

Daoist Snowplume begged, “Everyone, you can punish Dong Seven as you please. You can even have Snowdragon Mountain do whatever you wish us to do. Just, please give us a way out.”

“Everyone.” The captain who had apprehended Dong Seven spoke out emotionlessly. “Let’s do it.”

With this order given, the squads of Golden Imperials immediately began to fly out of the warship.

“FORMATION! PROTECT THE MOUNTAIN!” Daoist Blackdragon let out an earsplitting bellow, and his voice rang out in the ears of every single disciple.

“SEALS!”

“SNOWDRAGON SKYSOAR FORMATION!”

Every single formation and restrictive spell which the previous generations experts of Snowdragon Mountain had every created were instantly activated. One seal after another instantly appeared, hovering in the air. Clouds and mist appeared. One snowy white dragon after another began to appear as well, flying and weaving amidst the skies above the mountains. When a school unleashed all of its stored powers at once, even a Loose Immortal would find it difficult to break through the school.

Rumble….

One divine golden dragon after another began to appear in the skies. There were a total of eight divine golden dragons, each of which was coiled and nearly ten thousand kilometers long, and emanated a majestic presence.

It was true that ordinary Loose Immortals would find it difficult to break through Snowdragon Mountain’s headquarters…but a squad of Golden Imperials consisted of a Loose Immortal commanding forty nine Primal Daoists, all of whom were dressed in Dao-armor, and who joined together to form into a divine dragon! Their might was at the very least comparable to ten ordinary Loose Immortals!

And here…there were nine squads!

Rumble…

The golden dragons coiled and writhed in the sky. A simple thwack from one of the tails caused all of the seals to explode and crack, bursting as if they were soap bubbles.

The captain who had captured Dong Seven just watched from above. As for the other eight squads, they had all transformed into golden dragons and were launching attacks at the below Snowdragon Mountain. With absolute superiority in raw power…they smashed through every single grand sealing formation. As for the so-called bewildering formations? Every single divine dragon was ten thousand kilometers in length; a single trembling movement from them caused entire formations to break apart.

“This, this…” Daoist Coldsun had led his own disciples to form into an enormous Snowdragon. But, upon seeing the might and power of the divine golden dragons, he was so terrified he didn’t even dare to go block.

He was a Primal Daoist, leading a group of Wanxiang Adepts and Zifu Disciples in forming a Snowdragon…and he was supposed to fight against a divine dragon formed by a Loose Immortal leading forty nine Primal Daoists? They were on completely separate levels. The difference in power was just too great.

“Oh, Dong Seven…who the hell did you offend…” Daoist Coldsun felt both fury and despair.

“It’s finished.” Daoist Snowplume led his disciples to block, but at the very first exchange, more than half of his disciples perished and the Snowdragon was completely shattered. A look of despair appeared on Daoist Snowplume’s face. “Snowdragon Mountain is finished. Damn us…damn us for not being strict in carrying out the laws of the sect. Our disciples have caused harm everywhere, and in the end…they finally offended a powerful figure.”

BOOM.

Daoist Snowplume instantly blew apart, causing an enormous storm of elemental ki. He had chosen self-detonation; this way, at least his soul would be able to reincarnate.

…..

Daoist Snowplume self-detonated. Daoist Coldsun was killed. Daoist Blackdragon was killed.

Every single mountain peak that belonged to Snowdragon Mountain was overturned. Under the majestic power of these eight divine dragons that were ten thousand kilometers in length, some parts were crushed down to form a lakebed, while other parts were flattened into plains. In short…not a single true mountain could now be seen.

“This…this…” Dong Seven was completely stunned.

“Fellow Daoist Skyfall, sorry for the trouble. We’ll head straight back to the imperial capital now.”

“This was a small matter. Snowdragon Mountain offended King Yan; they invited annihilation upon themselves. They cannot blame anyone but themselves.”

“Then we’ll leave now.”

“Please do. I won’t send you off.”

The group of Golden Imperials immediately led Dong Seven aboard their warship, then departed. As for Northmont Skyfall, he stared at the former Snowdragon Mountains, which had now been smashed into lakes and plains. He couldn’t help but shake his head. “A small sect like this…they weren’t strict in their rules, and their disciples harmed many. The karmic luck of the school would naturally continue to drop, until finally, one day, annihilation arrived. How utterly laughable…even the imperial clan of the Grand Xia erected the Raindragon Guard and sent them out to apprehend and execute sinners for the sake of improving their luck, but a small sect like this actually acted with such wild abandon.”

Whoosh. Northmont Skyfall disappeared into thin air, teleporting away.

The imperial capital of the Grand Xia. King Yan’s Estate.

The snow was drifting downwards right now as a group of Golden Imperials entered King Yan’s Estate.

“Brothers, go get some rest, but keep an eye on that Dong Seven. I’m going to go report to the Princess right now,” a captain said, then immediately went to go see her.

Within a wide, spacious hall. A banquet had been prepared here. Ning and Xiyue were currently accompanying Northson and the others, watching the snow while eating and chatting together.

“Reporting to the Princess,” the captain said respectfully as he appeared, “We’ve caught him.”

Ning and Xiyue both looked at the captain, and as they did, both were breathless. Upon hearing the words, “We’ve caught him”, both of them couldn’t help but rise to their feet.

“Everyone, Ji Ning and I have something to attend to. We’ll return shortly,” Yuchi Xiyue said immediately.


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52 thoughts on “DE Book 11 Chapter 35” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. I don’t really see how literally everyone there were evil scum, you know? It’s perhaps a moot point, seeing as 99% of cultivators are evil f*cks, seeing as their mantra seems to always be “might makes right” — but I can’t really be glad that the ENTIRE clan got wiped out.
      It’s really silly of me to be upset about it, but lines like this:

      “This was a small matter. Snowdragon Mountain offended King Yan; they invited annihilation upon themselves. They cannot blame anyone but themselves.
      Really jar my beans. They can’t blame anyone but themselves? For someone else’s crimes? How is that fair?
      It’s like someone would come to murder you, because your distant relative raped his sister. What the heck?

      One may say “They most likely knew how corrupt the clan is, for allowing such silkpants to walk around and cause chaos as they see fit. Surely they knew calamity will befall them one day, yet they chose to stay!” — that is only true if they weren’t forced to stay there, if they actually had a choice. Whether or not they truly had a choice, is a whole can of worms, but it’s something to consider. I find it difficult to believe everyone within that sect deserved to die, it’s not like in ATG in which that clan was given 3 days to clear out. Those people actually DID chose to stay, but snowdragon got wiped out without former notice.

      Anyway, Desolate Era’s people are never innocent, everyone are evil arsehats, and nothing is fair or unfair. What a world to live in.

  1. i wonder as of this chapter whos going to drop this series because of “too much killing” hahaha
    the author only mentioned 3 people dying with the grandson of one of them crippled but obviously there are probably thousands that have died with the sect.

  2. That’s Messed up… So genocide a all clan for an individual sin performed by a specific person?? I am surprised that people tend to find this justifiable?? kids, families, innocents perished because of someone else’s sin… I don’t get it, isn’t all that revenge stuff and anger corrodes one Dao Hurt?? Shouldn’t Ji Ning advancement be hindered by stupid revenge and anger? I remember the author mentioning something along those lines before…. Meh oh well that’s how most of wuxia novel are…

    1. The sin wasn’t just performed by a single person, because as Daoist Snowplume says in this chapter, “Damn us…damn us for not being strict in carrying out the laws of the sect. Our disciples have caused harm everywhere, and in the end…they finally offended a powerful figure.” Before now no one was able to do anything about it or cared to. However, because Ji Ning met the Princess and she had the power to do something about it, he gained some backing that allowed him to wipe out the sect.

      As for Ji Ning, instead of being hindered by revenge, it is his drive to become stronger because without power he wouldn’t be able to have his revenge. He doesn’t let the need for revenge overtake him, so it becomes a driving force instead of a hindering one. 🙂

    2. Nope. Progress would be hindered if he killed mortals and got hit by “karma is a bitch” spell from heaven. Innocent immortals/(not actually immortal) immortal practitioners? No problem at all. What kids? What families? They eradicated the school. O.o It’s not like whole Ning’s family stays in Black White College. Neither do families of disciples of their school. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ning actually got better Karma because of this genocide. xD

      1. Snowdragon Mountain headquarter is the school, everything else are composed of smaller clans, that make up Snowdragon Mountain. Its like saying that Ji Clan is a school, and only immortal practitioner live there. the author spoke before of the snowdragon Mountain, how its populated, and ect..

    3. i wonder why people forgotten about the early chapters where his clan was bullied by that snowdragon mountain, and they wanted to wipe out ji ning’s clan, stop complaining when u cant remember sht

      1. SO its justifiable to commit genocide? Just accept that this was messed up… that’s all, doesn’t matter if theres a guy who commit sins, or fool around. Doesn’t mean that everyone that live there is evil… Genocide in general is evil, Its like saying that because United States bully other countries its ok to take revenge and kill everyone that live there

        1. so they wanted to wipe out his whole clan but he cant do the same sht? remember the setting is in the diff world, and remember what US did in ww2? basically same sht, US didnt care who complain, now the US cant because every other nation has nukes

          1. that was a clan v/s clan conflict of lands and resourses which happened because of the “strong prey on the weak” and was solved by throwing them out of swallow mountain, on the other hand this is ji nings (and his cousin) personal revenge, and instead of taking it personally to dong seven they erradicate the WHOLE clan because of something ONE person did. Thats the messed up part, the genocide because of personal vendetta

  3. They only needed to find Dong Seven, why did they exterminate the entire sect? Sure, a lot of them could be complete scum, but there are way more people that are innocent or at least haven’t commited crimes severe enough to warrant this kind of action. No love lost for Snowdragon Mountain, but this seems a bit excessive.

    Oh well, guess we needed some genocide to spice things up before the tournament.

    1. I feel the same way too! Too excessive. What happened to Ning’s sense of justice?
      Dear Friends, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack

    2. It is a bit brutal but there might not have been a better solution. The feud between snowdragon mountain and the Ji clan went pretty deep. Ji Ning killed like 30 influential memebers during that one battle meaning hundreds of people in snowdragon mountain were pissed including the primal daoist leaders. If he went and only killed those people who sought revenge against the Ji clan then their deaths would enrage other members and you’d have to kill them too. After repeating this step over and over you might end up with only a few people. Not saying those few lives aren’t worth anything but it’s really hard to determine who would and wouldn’t seek revenge against the Ji clan.

      Other methods like creating truces and pacts of non-violence might have worked using the threat of annihilation as a powerful negotiation tool. Something like get the entire clan to swear dao-oaths that they will never directly or indirectly cause harm to the Ji clan. But this story doesn’t seem to like using dao-oaths in that context

  4. Erf, a full chapter for this. I guess part of the next chapter will be about this too.
    *sigh* this revenge plot really was uninteresting from the start but now that it’s in the middle of the soon to follow Conclave arc, it’s even more boring.

  5. Thanks for the chapter!

    Finaly, this clan was destroyed.

    Btw, i’m anxious to see if and how much the Ji Clan will flourish, after all those treasures that Ning gave them. I bet that in about 300, 400 years they will be a power to be reckoned in Stillwater Commandery and not only because of Ning, like at the moment.

    1. The story puts a lot of emphasis on blood-lines, I wonder if the higher-tiered clans have an inherent genetic advantage because of a family history of powerful cultivators. The Ji clan wold be at a severe disadvantage with only a few zifu disciples.

  6. What I find amusing was how Ji Ning was supposed to have retained some of his earlier values from Earth in the early chapters.
    I guess group responsibility and genocide pertains to joyous, passionate sword of immortal northwalker.
    Then again, daoist grandpa would keep a grudge, if they remove grandpa for protecting dong7, clan keeps a grudge, if they remove just 3 daoists clan declines and gets picked apart and surviving members keep a grudge, and so on.

    Looking at the humanity as a whole, genocide is all time rage, and it has the advantage of tying up all loose ends, unless one is vigilante MC of course. Utility prevails.

    1. Well…. I wouldn’t put this on Ji Ning’s head. I’m unsure how it went out exactly, but the Princess seems to be the one with a hard on for revenge more than Ji Ning, and Ji Ning never showed that he wanted to destroy all of Snowdragon.

      Also, while this is totally a ridiculously over-exaggerated response of killing all of the sect instead of of just that Dong Seven, this is not a genocide, all the mortals/etc weren’t killed, ‘only’ the thousand odds zifu/wanxiang/primordial.

      1. It would be really cool if this is some kinda of foreshadowing, his cousin seems to be pretty severe and a bit messed up. This might be relevant to the plot later (I would prefer avoiding the goody sibling like cd, I really wanted warthon to fall to the dark side )

  7. Thanks for the chapter.

    we will definitely strive to accomplishi t,” Daoist Coldsun said hurriedly as well.
    -accomplish it,”

    “Oh, Dong Seven…who the hell did you offend…” Adept Coldsun felt both fury and despair.
    -Daoist Coldsun

  8. One interesting perspective on this – I wonder how the Da Xia dynasty feels about massacring clans like this. They seem to be overall interested in protecting and improving their karma with things like the raindragon guards missions. Massacres like this one would definitely harm their karma when the truth about why they were being murdered is a lie. If the truth is revealed, would King Yan be punished?

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