DE Book 12 Chapter 19

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Book 12, Immortal Destiny, Chapter 19 – The Conclave of Immortal Destiny’s Awards

After a long period of time passed, another sixteen figures appeared atop the clouds. Most of these sixteen appeared to be in quite the sorry shape, and most of them were heavily wounded.

“Everyone is present.” The crowned attendant wave his arm, and instantly a rainbow-colored drizzle descended from the heavens onto Ning and the rest of the ninety-six. The rainbow raindrops quickly merged into their bodies, and the heavily wounded all saw their injuries immediately repaired, leaving them in perfect condition. Even those who had exhausted much of their divine power and elemental ki due to having battled for a long period of time saw their energy replenished. This caused Ning and the others to all feel stunned.

“Remember. The main hall of the Skylight Palace currently has nearly a thousand Celestial Immortals, his Imperial Majesty the Emperor, and Pure Yang True Immortals who have gathered from various places throughout the Three Realms. You absolutely must not be careless. If you anger a true True Immortal who takes your life on the spot, don’t say I didn’t warn you!” The crowned attendant swept his gaze past the ninety-six, pausing very slightly as he glanced at the Sloppy Daoist, whom he actually revealed a hint of a smile towards.

“Obey my commands. Let’s move,” the crowned attendant ordered.

He led the way up ahead. Ning and the other ninety-six followed from behind, walking through the clouds. They quickly arrived at a wide, spacious palace hall. The main hall of the Skylight Palace had no ceiling; above it was the infinitely vast firmament.

“So many Celestial Immortals.” Ning immediately saw the two rows of Celestial Immortals. They stretched all the way to the deepest parts of the main hall; there truly were nearly a thousand.

“In Stillwater Commandery, I didn’t even see a single Celestial Immortal Patriarch, but today I’ve seen so many. I imagine that the entire Grand Xia Empire must have several thousand Celestial Immortals. No wonder it is said that the emperor of a major world is capable of sitting down and speaking with the Celestial Emperor as equals.” Ning could sense the ripples of power coming from around him. The ripples that emanated from a Celestial Immortal, even when they were not actively flaring their power, was still enough to cause a Wanxiang Adept like Ning to feel tremendous pressure.

“Hmph!” Patriarch Arcanum was seated there. Upon seeing Ning walk past him, his long, narrow eyes flashed with a hint of coldness. He let out a cold snort, not disguising his hostility towards Ning at all.

……

“Halt.” The crowned attendant sent a mental message to Ning and the others, who all immediately came to a halt.

Right in front of them, not too far away, were the eight Pure Yang True Immortals and the Emperor of the Grand Xia. Ning and the others could tell that the auras emanating from those eight figures next to the Emperor of the Grand Xia were simply too terrifying. In addition, the tables and Immortal nectar placed before them were completely different from those given the Celestial Immortals. They could immediately tell who these eight were.

“They are all Pure Yang True Immortals!” Ning and the rest of the ninety-six all felt as though they were looking up at unfathomably exalted figures.

“All of you, kneel,” the crowned attendant sent mentally.

Whoosh.

Ning and the rest of the ninety-six all fell to their knees, calling out at the same time, “We prostrate ourselves before you, your Imperial Majesty.”

The Emperor of the Grand Xia looked downwards towards them, and his gaze along with the gazes of the eight Pure Yang True Immortals all landed upon the Sloppy Daoist. To these nine Pure Yang True Immortals, the only person worth them paying serious attention to was the Sloppy Daoist. This was because he was the disciple of Grand Emperor Xuanwu.

As for the others?

The nine of them didn’t hold them in too much regard. The only reason they paid even a slight bit of attention to them was because the Three Realms was entering turbulent times. During one of the ‘normal’ Conclaves of Immortal Destiny, they wouldn’t even be bothered to come attend and watch, nor would the Emperor of the Grand Xia come to officiate. The officiator would at most record down the most exciting scenes of the battles through a scryer technique and deliver it to some of the major figures of the three realms. On occasion, someone might be lucky and end up becoming an apprentice to one of those True Immortals!

“It would be impressive if even three or four out of these ninety-six became Celestial Immortals. As for Pure Yang True Immortals? If a true expert of the Three Realms really was to emerge from this Conclave, it will probably be this disciple of Grand Emperor Xuanwu.” This was what the Immortal Elder of the Northlands and the others were thinking. This was what even Lu Dongbin believed as well.

For two Pure Yang True Immortals to emerge from a group of ninety-six? That was bit too unrealistic.

“Arise!” The Grand Xia Emperor commanded.

Ning and the other ninety-six all arose, each acting with complete decorum.

The Grand Xia Emperor looked down upon them, then said calmly, “You have all passed the trial of the Brightmoon Diagram of the Mountains and Rivers. You have thus passed the preliminary sorting out process. From today onwards, I will arrange for the ninety-six of you to engage in duels with each other. The losers will be eliminated, while the winners will remain.”

“The ninety-six of you will engage in a round of duels. After the first round, forty-eight will remain. All forty-eight of you will each receive an Immortal-ranked magic item.”

The voice of the Grand Xia Emperor echoed throughout the entire main hall.

Whooosh.

Everyone below was stunned. Even the near-thousand Celestial Immortals were stunned. All forty-eight would receive an Immortal-ranked magic treasure? In the past, only the top three figures in the Conclave would receive such a treasure. This was more than ten times as extravagant as the past; it represented forty-eight Immortal-ranked treasures!

“The forty-eight will go through two rounds of elimination duels, resulting in twelve remaining. These twelve will each receive five million kilograms of liquefied elemental essence!” The Grand Xia Emperor said calmly.

Utter silence.

The Celestial Immortals were all surprised…and Ning and the rest of the ninety-six were all stunned. Their eyes turned red with desire. Even Ning, despite his tremendous wealth, felt a surge of desire. Five million kilograms…even if Ning sold off all of Youngflame Nong’s treasures and everything he had acquired from the Witchriver Immortal Estate, it would still be far less than five million kilograms. Five million kilograms was a sum that would cause even many Celestial Immortals to turn red-eyed with envy. Only the Grand Xia Emperor could afford to be so generous.

“Why is his Imperial Majesty being so generous? Five million kilograms to each person? Twelve people…how many kilograms is that?!”

“His Imperial Majesty has never been so generous when bestowing even the likes of us with gifts.”

The Celestial Immortals were speechless.

……

The Grand Xia Emperor, still speaking in a very calm manner, continued: “The twelve will engage in another series of duels, resulting in six remaining. These six will fight until only three remain! The three final winners…will be permitted to go into the imperial treasure vault of my Grand Xia Dynasty and choose out any divine ability or secret art of their choosing.”

Choosing?!

Ning and the others turned berserk with desire. The accumulated knowledge of an entire major world…it vastly surpassed the Dao Repository of the Black-White College by countless times! The techniques which the local Raindragon Guard branches possessed were already enough to cause Ning to turn red-eyed with desire, to say nothing of the main Raindragon Guard headquarters! And the imperial treasure vault of the Grand Xia Dynasty? It most assuredly had even more than the main Raindragon Guard headquarters!

“How can they be allowed to choose?! Divine abilities and secret arts are the foundation of a powerful tribe.” Even King Qi, King Yan, and the other Kings were completedly stunned. “That vault is the foundation of our Xiamang clan. How can they be allowed to choose from it as they see fit?! They will definitely choose the strongest techniques. How can the most powerful divine abilities and secret arts we possess be disseminated to outsiders?!”

However, the leader of the Xiamang clan, the Emperor of the Grand Xia, held unquestioned authority and power.

“In addition…per the orders of my venerable master…!” The Grand Xia Emperor spoke in an extremely solemn voice.

All of the Pure Yang True Immortals next to him, be it Bodhisattva Mahasthamaprapta, Lu Dongbin, or the Immortal Elder of the Northlands, all felt their hearts clench.

“Amongst the final three victors…my venerable master will choose a person to become his own honorary disciple. After said person breaks through to become a Celestial Immortal, said person shall become my venerable master’s personal disciple.” The Grand Xia Emperor’s voice rang out clearly, echoing throughout the entire main hall. All the Celestial Immortals within the main hall fell completely silent. Even the Pure Yang True Immortals had fallen silent.

The eight Pure Yang True Immortals were all in a state of shock; they had no idea that this was going to happen.

“What boldness and spirit! Daofather Crimsonbright truly is bold and spirited; he’s actually going to accept a disciple from this Conclave!” Lu Dongbin sighed mentally to himself. “Still…it makes sense. Amongst the tens of major worlds under the command of Daofather Crimsonbright, the world of the Grand Xia is number one in terms of luck and karma. The Three Realms are in a state of upheaval and facing turbulent undercurrents. It has only been a few decades since the collapse of the Six Paths of Reincarnation…it is indeed true that one of the future heroes of the Three Realms will emerge in the first Conclave of Immortal Destiny to be held here after the collapse. It is worth him taking on a new disciple.”

“One of them will become the disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright?”

Bodhisattva Mahasthamaprapta and the others all stared at Ning’s group.

“Clearly, Grand Emperor Xuanwu has taken a fancy to that sloppy-looking fatty, and has even taught him his Grand Black Tortoise divine ability. There’s no way Daofather Crimsonbright would disgrace himself by trying to steal him! Then of the other 95…which one shall become the disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright?” All of them were now guessing.

……

“The disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright?”

The eyes of the near-thousand Celestial Immortals below all turned red.

They were the Celestial Immortals of the world of the Grand Xia; thus, they were all naturally under the command of Daofather Crimsonbright! Daofather Crimsonbright had an exalted status far above theirs; he was a major power of the Three Realms who commanded dozens of major worlds. The Celestial Immortals under his command were as numerous as the clouds. Almost all of these Celestial Immortals were his honorary disciples…but most of them had never even said a single word to Daofather Crimsonbright!

They dreamed about becoming a personal disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright, but alas, they had no chance. In fact…not a single one of these near-thousand Celestial Immortals was a personal disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright!

“None of us will become a personal disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright, but one of them will actually become the Daofather’s personal disciple.”

“That Sloppy Daoist is the personal disciple of Grand Emperor Xuanwu…as for the other six, one of them will become the personal disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright.”

“This is really too insane.”

The Celestial Immortals present found it hard to accept this.

A Daofather!

Someone who was capable of controlling a Heavenly Dao. The personal disciples they took on were innately endowed with astonishing potential and comprehension ability; after spending enough effort and paying enough of a price, they would generally all become Celestial Immortals! This was why, even though the likes of Daofather Crimsonbright and Grand Emperor Xuanwu nominally took on weak Wanxiang Disciples as mere ‘honorary disciples’, in the future it was all but guaranteed that they would be upgraded to ‘personal disciples’.

The eight Pure Yang True Immortals were surprised…and the nearly-thousand Celestial Immortals were filled with disbelief and envy. As for Ning and the others, they were completely stunned silly. Most of them didn’t even know who the master of the Emperor of the Grand Xia was! But since the Emperor of the Grand Xia was the emperor of this major world, someone capable of casually tossing out dozens of Immortal-ranked magic treasures…how formidable was his master?!

The Grand Xia Emperor was someone who could speak with the Celestial Emperor of the Celestial Court as equals. Then his master…?

The ninety-six could all guess the answer, and they were naturally both stunned and filled with wild desire.

Was this like manna from the heavens?

“The place where you shall engage in your duels shall be atop the clouds outside the palace.” The Grand Xia Emperor pointed to the distant clouds outside the hall. Whoosh. Instantly, an enormous grand sealing barrier that was ten kilometers in size appeared atop the cloud. “You shall battle there, within the grand sealing formation. When one side dies or admits defeat, then the battle will conclude.”

“The first battle shall be Cangwu Jiu of the Cangwu clan against Dragonmatch of the Myriad Beasts School!” The Grand Xia Emperor continued, “The others can rest off to the side.”

“Ji Ning, little Sloppy, come over here.” Ning immediately heard someone call out. Turning his head, he saw that it was King Yan. Behind King Yan was his cousin, Yuchi Xiyue, along with Yu Wei. Ning immediately went over. As for the Sloppy Daoist, upon seeing this he immediately followed; they were all of the Black-White College, after all.

The others who had Celestial Immortal Patriarchs of their various schools or clans present all went to the sides of those Celestial Immortals. As for those who didn’t have any Celestial Immortals behind them, as long as there was even a hint of a relationship with them, a Celestial Immortal would call them over.

“Zhan, child!” Patriarch Arcanum’s long, slanted eyes were filled with savagery. He sent mentally, “This is a chance that rarely comes once in even ten thousand reincarnations. You absolutely must use all your power to fight into the top three! If you can become the disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright, then you shall have done more for our Youngflame clan than anyone else in our entire history. Even the Celestial Immortal Patriarchs of our Youngflame command shall obey your command!”

Youngflame Zhan couldn’t help but send mentally, “Who is Daofather Crimsonbright?”

“The teacher of his Imperial Majesty!” Patriarch Arcanum explained, “He is one of the true major powers of the Three Realms…someone who can determine whether our Youngflame clan will flourish or decay with but a single word!”


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      1. I love how Youngflame Zhan doesn’t know who Daofather Crimsonbright is… Even though the Grand Xia Emperor literally just explained that the Daofather was his master right in front of Zhan. Guess we can cross him off the list as a finalist – too dumb!

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

    The rainbow raindrops quickly merged into their bodies, and the heavily woundered all saw their injuries immediately repaired, leaving them in perfect condition.
    -wounded

    1. “It’s 60, you dumbarse.”
      I was saying to myself as I was giggling throughout the chapter… <:
      These peeps tell you how many people there are out of a giant pack of people within an instant, but apparently they can’t do basic math very well. :u

      1. I don’t really think so. Remember, he already has Threelives, so he would probably chosen but he would refuse saying that he already has a ‘master’

        1. Lu Dongbim has two major powers as his backers, so why should it be a problem for Ning to have Crimsonbright and Threelives as masters? Unless, of course, it is specifically stated that they are enemies.

          1. Also, loose-immortal Dancai is currently his master as well. It doesn’t seem like Ning has too much of an issue having a few stepping stones.

            …Unless I have selective memory, and forgot something about Ning and Dancai’s relationship.

  2. I hope the next chapter gives us a little more information on Threelives. Sometimes these titles straight lie to us and don’t even hint anything that the title name says.

    1. It’s hard to say, when these Daoist names sound like character-names of MMORPG characters. I don’t recall them ever having any form of meaning….Try to explain how “North-Walker” means “Living happily without concerns, destroying anything that obstructs’ ones way with gleeful abandon”.

  3. I don’t get their way of thinking. Xuanwu is strong, I get it. Sloppy has the legacy. Okay. So they’ll just ignore Ji Ning got on the same level as major powers within 30-35 years when others took hundreds of years despite best lineage, upbringing and masters? Hell, he’s one of the strongest out there despite training for at least one tenth (as they waited 300 years to gain greater insight into the Dao before trying).

    Ning’s talent is 5-10 times higher than anyone’s in this Conclave. Legacy and having a master means Sloppy has high chances of becoming Celestial Immortal. Ning’s talent is so terrifying anyone should take him as a disciple so that he also has higher chances. Guy can kill supreme Loose Immortal as a Primal Daoist. JN will probably annihilate whole Youngflame clan before his Tribulation.

    This whole tournament seems strange. “Any Wanxiang Adept can enter”. Buuuuuuullshit. One can wait for 300000 years before entering with 20 Dao Paths to be considered “supreme genius”, while some other guy that trained for 50 years has “only” 5-6 Dao Paths? There should be an age limit or something, because it’s retarded. It’s a contest of who can hold their blatter the longest. Other geniuses are trash compared to Ji Ning yet they only look at their strength, not potential. I wish JN waited until next Conclave. 9 stances, 3 Dao Paths, 2 Grand Dao Paths, 12th stage of Crimsonbright. Have fun then. He will probably surpass Pangu in 300 years anyway.

    1. I just want to note that Wanxiang Adepts have a life span of only 800 years. This to an immortal is a very short amount of time.

      But I do agree that it is odd they don’t see more potential in Ji Ning, who is not a reincarnated immortal and has only trained for about 33 years. I’m interested to know just what sort of talent would be enough to grab their attention.

    2. Ning got the super potential while Sloppy got the super backing, and they’re looking for someone strong to be their backing too. So it’s a question of choosing between teaching a super potential (future unknown but plot armor invisible to them) and a potential with a super backing present that they can rely on, which will you choose?

      1. Who gives a shoe about backing? Daofather Crimsonbright does? I don’t think Xuanwu is stronger. They don’t want their backing. You think Crimsonbright wants a disciple that has powerful (still weaker than him) backer? They all can’t recruit him anyway. Favor from Xuanwu? Doubtful. They can’t do anything that’d make Xuanwu owe them. “Here Sloppy, have 50 Immortal-rank treasures” would be trying to BUY a favor, so it wouldn’t work at all. Unless Xuanwu is a prostitute.

        Looking at him seems pointless when there’s a guy they can actually nurture to become hundreds of thousands stronger than them. You don’t need to see plotarmor. His progress is probably tens of times faster than their progress. And he’s not even a reincarnated immortal. He’s probably 1000x faster than ANYONE in their first life.

        You don’t need a brain to notice that if he was nurtured with his potential he’d probably become the most powerful ally. If they helped him like Immortal Dancai etc. they wouldn’t need to worry at all about favors. His gratitude would probably be enough to obliterate any threat. Xuanwu would maybe fart at their enemy once and be done.

  4. Whoever the F*** that can’t count and is still a celestial immortal… please GTFO. Seriously it’s 5×12… even a 5th grader knows that! You lived how many millions of years and can’t even do basic mental math?

    It’s not quantum mechanics nor is it the theory of space and time. FFS! Hell theses guys probably understand those laws better than basic multiplication!

    1. It was written by IET, and even though I love his works, numbers really arent his forte…
      So I dont think it is strange his characters would be the same.

    2. I know thinking is hard, but you are actually serious, so here’s a serious reply.

      This: “how much is that?!!?!”
      Is more like “DO YOU KNOW WHAT A SHITLOAD OF MONEY THAT IS”?!?!!

      5m would make them go red with envy, it’s a LOT. Emperor gives away 12 x 5. Can you fathom how much he’s giving out? You know how much it is? They’ve probably never seen that much money as Celestial Immortals, yet Wanxiang Adepts will get it?

      ____________________________________
      Anyone that reads stories yet can’t understand basic logic… please GTFO. It’s a normal sentence… even a 5th grader knows that! You live how many years and can’t even do basic reading?

      It’s not ancient poetry nor is it in some ancient language. FFS!

  5. So, the awards are:
    Top 48 – Immortal-ranked magic treasures.
    Top 12 – Plus that and 5 million Kg of liquefied elemental essence.
    Top 3 – Plus that and choose 1 Divine ability or Secret art from the treasure vault of the Xiamang Clan.

    1. Depends upon Threelives relationship with Daofather Crimsonbright. Were/are they on bad terms? We’ve yet to have any confirmation that Threelives is actually alive or at the very least reachable in some way. I do find it hard to believe that the entrance to Threelives estate would be on a planet owned by someone who he is on bad terms with though. It would be like Ning crashing in the Youngflame palace. That leads me to believe that Crimsonbright and Threelives were/are on good terms. Of course Threelives could’ve been cheeky and placed it there specifically because he knew it would annoy his enemy? If they are on good terms? I hope that the golden bear tells Ning to reveal the Star Seizing hand and gain some recognition so that they stop looking down on him. It is hard to say whether or not anyone will recognise it though. If they are on good terms? Perhaps the emperor was told to look out for it because only one could hand down such a technique? There is also the kill anyone that has this ability on sight if they are enemies though. Besides if they turn out to friends? I doubt Threelives would mind too much that his Disciple who he is yet to even meet was trained by his good friend? Unless they are mortal enemies in which case Ji Ning is in a spot of trouble.

      1. Well let’s look at names here since they are important. Crimson bright isn’t that the name of nings training Manuel? So shouldn’t he be the one that created the strongest feingod skill? Now let’s look at three lives. A natural born feingod that’s main requirement for a deciple was to be a fiengod refiner. Hmm the main question is who took three lifes arm? That is who ning should worry about after becoming a celestial.

  6. Thank you for the chapter!
    Peace is a lie.
    。There are only flowers.
    。Through flowers I gain passion.
    。Through passion I gain strength.
    。Through strength I gain power.
    。Through power I gain victory.
    。Through victory my chains are broken.
    。The Aureate Sect shall set me free!
    Provisionary Outer Sect Disciple, Jack~

  7. This chapter made me want to give probability lessons to the Pure Yang Immortals and math lessons to the Celestial Immortals who seem to be at an even more basic levels.

    For two Pure Yang True Immortals to emerge from a group of ninety-six? That was bit too unrealistic.

    That is a classic example of the gambler’s fallacy. Having one person from the ninety six be almost guaranteed to become a Pure Yang True Immortal was the big surprise, but it does nothing to diminish the potential of the other people there, especially considering how higher the level of this Conclave was with hidden geniuses popping up left and right. In truth, due to that fact it was more likely for two Pure Yang Immortals to emerge from this group than having a single person from any other random Conclave become a Pure Yang Immortal.

    “Why is his Imperial Majesty being so generous? Five million kilograms to each person? Twelve people…how many kilograms is that?!”

    It’s 5 * 12 = 60 million kilograms, no need to get fancy when calculating it.

    “That Sloppy Daoist is the personal disciple of Grand Emperor Xuanwu…as for the other six, one of them will become the personal disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright.”

    The group was 96 originally so it should be other 95, the Pure-Yang Immortals got it right before, it seems they are above Celestial Immortals in all aspects.

  8. Ning needs to say he cant hold in anymore and needs to go to the bathroom lol
    Then go into his state/stellar hall and at the very least master the gale dao-path.

    He had an entire year of ample experience, lots of battle against strong enemies, that looks like the perfect opportunity to go there and have quick breakthroughs…

    But ofc it wont happen, or else there woldnt really be much of a competition, as the “1st place candidates” so far are around his current level…

    1. I’ve been puzzled since the start of the tournament as to why his primaltwin wasn’t in stellar hall getting enlightment while main body fought.

  9. So if he is called Daofather Crimsonbright, then does that mean he has a really high level in the Crimsonbright manual? The requirement for a Golden Immortal was a Heavenly Dao mastered, so is he just a really op hybrid or is his Heavenly Dao Fire and his attacks got him the name? Thanks for the chapter.

        1. Doubt it. He is a daofather, which is the highest level (known) for ki refiners. The crimsonbright refining technique is a fiendgod refining technique, so if he actually used that techinque, he would be a True god, not a daofather.

          1. Not really. Daofather is a title for someone who mastered a Heavenly Dao, and is not limited to Ki Refiners. A True God may or may not be also a Daofather, like Daoist Threelives who wanted to Master a Heavenly Dao.

            For reference, read chapter 13 again, where Yu Wei explains it.

          2. I actually read that chapter prior to making my last post to make sure I wasn’t mixing anything up. Going back, I still believe that a daofather refers only to ki refiners. Also, I’m fairly sure it has nothing to do with a True God.

            This is partially because Ning says “What about the path of Fiendgods?” after Yu Wei tells him about the prerequisites for becoming a daofather (prerequisites does NOT mean it is the only requirement, but rather something that is required before they can become that. They are still required to get a certain amount of elemental essence, no?), which implies that the requirements are different.

            Also, Yu Wei mentions that True Gods are generally those that created their own divine ability, which is a different goal from that of mastery of a heavenly dao as needed at minimum to become a daofather.

            Granted, I do believe it is possible for them to become both a True God AND a Daofather, such as through splitting their soul like Ning did for the primal twin.

          3. Well, it’s explained in the next chapter – seems he simply became a daofather afterwards.

  10. Daofather Crimsonbright. Um did he master the Heavenly Dao of Fire? I feel like he has a connection to the Crimsonbright Diagram of the Nine shining heavens.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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