DE Book 14 Chapter 6

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Book 14, Return to the Grand Xia, Chapter 6 – An Arrival From the Heaven Realm

“Price? What sort of price?” Patriarch Arcanum’s long, slender eyes narrowed as he looked at the silver-robed maiden.

The silver-robed maiden responded with a calm smile, “For example…three top-grade Immortal-ranked magic items, or items of equivalent value.”

The corners of Patriarch Arcanum’s eyes instantly twitched.

“Top-grade Immortal-ranked magic treasures? Three of them?” Patriarch Arcanum had heard that the Bloodcloud Hall charged a high price, but he was still stunned by what they requested.

“This Ji Ning has only trained for around seventy years!” Patriarch Arcanum couldn’t help but growl, “Less than a century! He is currently at most comparable to a Loose Immortal who has lived for five hundred thousand years! The chances of him being comparable to a Loose Immortal who has lived for a million years is virtually negligible. To kill a young fellow like him, you want to charge me three top-grade Immortal-ranked magic treasures?”

“Don’t get angry. This is a business deal; both of us have to be willing to take part in it.” The silver-robed maiden laughed. “Indeed, the chance that Ji Ning has the power of a Loose Immortal who has lived a million years is very low…but the main issue with this mission does not lie with Ji Ning himself; Bloodcloud Hall holds a young fellow like him in no regard at all. The main issue with this mission is the master who stands behind him! He was the champion of the Conclave. His thirty-year disappearance…no one knows who his master is! Perhaps as we assassinate him, he will shatter some sort of talisman and his master will suddenly appear! Bloodcloud Hall estimates his master to be a True Immortal or Empyrean God at the very least; once his master appears, the squad which we sent out will undoubtedly perish! Since we are taking on a major risk, we naturally are going to request a high price!”

A Pure Yang True Immortal or an Empyrean God; either would be considered an expert of the Three Realms. In the world of the Grand Xia, the Xia Emperor was the only Pure Yang True Immortal present!

If the assassins Bloodcloud Hall sent out were to run into True Immortals or Empyrean Gods, they would unquestionably perish.

“Hmph.” Patriarch Arcanum shook his head. “Stop trying to fool me. When experts of the Three Realms train disciples, they all let them go out into the world to experience danger on their own. If their disciples are killed, those disciples can only blame themselves for being less skilled than their foes! How can experts and major powers of the Three Realms so casually intervene? That would be the same as abusing those of a lower status!”

The silver-robed maiden smiled. “Ji Ning’s background is significant. Three top-grade Immortal-ranked magic items, or treasures of an equivalent value. This is what Bloodcloud Hall requires!”

“You…” Patriarch Arcanum gritted his teeth.

“If you are unwilling, then you can leave, Celestial Immortal Arcanum.” The silver-robed maiden continued to smile at him.

“Fine!”

Patriarch Arcanum gritted his teeth, then pulled out some Immortal pills, spirit-ingredients, Immortal-ranked magic treasures, and an enormous amount of liquefied elemental essence. Although he had come prepared…top-grade Immortal-ranked magic treasures were very important for Celestial Immortals, and the Youngflame clan wouldn’t easily hand them out. They would rather use other treasures to make up for them.

“This should be enough.” A savage light flashed through Patriarch Arcanum’s eyes. His heart was bleeding at the cost.

“It is enough.” The silver-robed maiden nodded. “Celestial Immortal Arcanum, don’t worry; Bloodcloud Hall definitely won’t inform others of this assignment. I can swear an oath to the Dao of the Heavens regarding this. As for Ji Ning…Bloodcloud Hall will make careful preparations, so as to ensure our success. Within a year’s time, he will die.”

“Good. I’ll await the good word from you, then.” Patriarch Arcanum nodded.

Three top-grade Immortal-ranked magic treasures. This was a price that was neither high nor low. Celestial Immortals who had lived as long as he had would generally all have several top-grade Immortal-ranked magic treasures on them. In fact, some truly supreme Celestial Immortal Patriarchs might even have Pure Yang treasures on them! Thus, for the Youngflame clan as a whole, producing three top-grade Immortal-ranked treasures would cause a bit of heartache but not bankrupt them. At a critical time like this, with the Three Realms in a state of turbulence, they were willing to pay this level of price in order to eliminate a threat.

……

The imperial capital of the Grand Xia.

Ning was standing atop a cloud, flying through the wide streets of the imperial capital. He had spent a day within the Black-White College of Stillwater, then had visited his good friend Northmont Baiwei before heading to the imperial capital of the Grand Xia. This was a time of turbulence in the Three Realms, after all; the sooner he could purchase materials for setting up formations, the better.

“King Yan’s Estate.” Ning saw a familiar estate from the distance. After having arrived, he was naturally going to first visit his cousin before going to the Heavenly Treasures Mountain.

Swoosh. Ning led the Whitewater Hound in flying to the estate, Little Qing wrapped around his arm as always.

“You are young master Ji Ning?” The estate guards recognized him right away, and they revealed looks of surprise on their faces. Thirty years was a fairly short period of time for Immortal cultivators; they had begun their services here well over thirty years ago, and so they naturally recognized him.

“I wish to see the princess,” Ning said.

“Young master Ji Ning, please wait a moment. I’ll go make the report right away.” Instantly, a guard flew into the estate to make the report.

Soon, a group of people came out from the estate, the leader being his cousin, Princess Xiyue.

“Ji Ning.” Princess Xiyue looked at Ning, an expression of excitement instantly covering her face. “I just heard last night from the Heavenly Treasures Mountain that you returned. I was planning to go find you after finishing some affairs here.”

“It should be me who comes to visit you, Princesss.” Ning noticed that next to her was a tall, handsome man with white skin who appeared to be rather close to her. He couldn’t help but laugh. “This is…?”

“Oh.” An awkward expression appeared on Princess Xiyue’s face. She immediately said, “This is young master Feng Yungu from the Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm.”

“I’ve long heard of your famous name, brother Ji Ning. Today, I see that you truly are extraordinary.” The tall, handsome young master Yungu spoke in a modest manner.

Ning gave him a glance, then nodded in secret; this Feng Yunge acted quite modestly and put on no airs.

“Hurry on in. Why are you standing here in the doorway?” Princess Xiyue said hurriedly while sending a stealthy mental message to Ning. “Cousin, unless something unexpected happens, this young master Yungu will most likely become my husband.”

“Ah?” Ning was mentally stunned. He hurriedly sent back, “Cousin, the two of you…?”

“He will marry into King Yan’s Estate,” Princess Xiyue sent to him. “In the future, I am going to resurrect the Yuchi clan; thus, I can’t marry out into another clan. As for this young master Yungu…because the Grand Xia Dynasty is allied with the Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm, quite a few of the imperial Xia clansmen have become Dao-companions with the disciples of the Windlocked Isles. I could tell that he’s not bad, and he’s also quite obedient; he was even willing to marry into King Yan’s Estate. That’s why I decided to accept him as my Dao-companion.”

Ning now understood.

The Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm?

The Grand Xia Dynasty?

“He’s not only willing to marry into her family, he’s also obedient to her wishes…and I can tell that he seems to be the humble sort.” Ning nodded privately. His cousin was completely focused on vengeance; a husband like this would perhaps be good for her.

“Cousin, you don’t need to pay too much attention to young master Yungu; his status in the Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm isn’t very high, and his power is ordinary, but he’s an extremely good-natured person,” Princess Xiyue sent. “However…another disciple of the Windlocked Isles is currently present within King Yan’s Estate. He, too, is pursuing me; he wants to marry me and take me back to the Windlocked Isles with him. His name is Feng Yunpeng; his status within the Windlocked Isles is extremely high! He is one of the two sons of the master of the Windlocked Isles, and the Grand Xia Emperor long ago instructed the imperial Xia clansmen are not to cause trouble with him. You need to be careful as well.”

“Oh? Don’t worry,” Ning replied.

……

They entered the estate.

Yuchi Xiyue prepared a welcoming banquet for Ning. The three of them chatted quite happily with each other. Young master Yungu seemed to have a bit of an innately self-abasing character; in front of Ning, at least, he acted very modestly and self-deprecatingly.

“Hahaha, I heard that the champion of the Grand Xia’s Conclave of Immortal Destiny, the peerless genius Ji Ning, had arrived here at King Yan’s Estate. Xiyue, why didn’t you inform me? You were wrong in not doing so.” Accompanying a loud laughter, a youth dressed in gaudy golden Daoist robes came walking in. The youth’s eyes twinkled like the stars, and his aura was quite extraordinary.

Behind him were two powerful servants. One had the aura of a Fiendgod; he was most likely a Void-level Fiendgod! The other was an extremely powerful Loose Immortal.

“Young master Yunpeng, I didn’t want to disturb you,” Princess Xiyue said with a laugh. “Please sit.”

Feng Yungu hurriedly rose to give up his own seat, sitting down in a lower seat. As for young master Yunpeng, he sat down directly after Princess Xiyue, face to face with Ji Ning.

“Ji Ning, this is young master Yunpeng, a genius of the Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm. He, too, is an expert who is a Void-level Earth Immortal,” Princess Xiyue said hurriedly.

“Greetings to you, young master Yunpeng,” Ning said, clasping his hands slightly.

Young master Yunpeng gave Ning a clearly rather indifferent glance, but as he did, his face changed slightly. With a laugh, he said, “Oh, so you’ve become a Void-level Earth Immortal, Ji Ning.”

“Just the early-stage Void-level. Compared to you, young master Yunpeng, I’m a bit lacking,” Ning said modestly.

“Hahaha…” Young master Yunpeng laughed smugly. “I hear that you are on very good terms with Xiyue. You have to help me dissuade her! She’s insisting on marrying that useless thing over there; isn’t that an utter desecration of a heavenly treasure?” As he spoke, he gave the nearby Feng Yungu a disdainful look.

No matter how good of a temper Feng Yungu had, he couldn’t prevent his face from changing…but immediately afterwards, he lowered his head slightly.

Young master Yunpeng’s laughter became even more wanton. “Xiyue and I, by contrast, are a perfect match!” As he spoke, he reached his hand out to stroke Princess Xiyue’s. Princess Xiyue moved away slightly, her face sinking. “Young master Yunpeng.”

“Fine, fine, fine. I won’t rush things.” Young master Yunpeng laughed.

After all, Princess Xiyue had a Celestial Immortal, King Yan, behind her. Given that the Windlocked Isles were an ally of the Grand Xia Dynasty, he didn’t want to cause any problems either.

“Young master Yunpeng.” Ning felt an extreme distaste towards this person, but he still changed the subject. “I hear that you come from the Windlocked Isles of the Heaven Realm. I haven’t been to the Heaven Realm yet; why don’t you tell me about of the Heaven Realm and help broaden my horizons?”

Young master Yunpeng frowned. Introduce the Heaven Realm? Him? Who did Ji Ning think he was? Asking him to introduce the Heaven Realm to him?

Still…he gave Princess Xiyue a sidelong glance, then said with a calm snort, “The Heaven Realm is quite large. The eastern part of the Heaven Realm is managed by the Celestial Court, while the western side is managed by the Buddhists of Mount Ling 1. But of course, there are many asuras and devas who live throughout the Heaven Realm, and they have naturally joined together to form powers. Our Windlocked Isles can be considered one of those powers, I suppose.”

“I heard that after you became the champion of the Conclave, Ji Ning, you decided not to take on Sword Immortal Evergreen as your master, and you also didn’t take on any of the Immortals or Fiends of Daofather Crimsonbright’s league as your master. Instead, you vanished…I wonder, where did you go, brother Ji Ning?” Young master Yunpeng’s eyes lit up as he asked this question; clearly, he was quite curious about this.

“Naturally, I went to study with my master,” Ning said calmly.

“Who?” Yunpeng asked. “Where did you study?”

“Master has ordered that I cannot tell others.” Ning shook his head.

Young master Yunpeng couldn’t help but frown.

Ning disliked this young master Yunpeng very much. He immediately said, “Princess Xiyue, I’m going to the Heavenly Treasures Mountain to buy some items. I’ll leave now.”


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  1. In Chinese mythology, Mount Ling is the place where the Buddha and his bodhisattvas reside.

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64 thoughts on “DE Book 14 Chapter 6” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Comment jack:
      The level of hypocrisy by “bad” characters in all wuxia/xianxia bothers the sh1+ out of me.

      An elder of the clan trying to get revenge for a junior by hiring an assassin is literally arguing to lower the price because no elder/Master would ever stoop so low as to try and take revenge for a junior. Like, youre arguing that nobody would ever do what you are doing right now cuz it would be so ridiculous??? Ugh.

      1. It’s true that this hypocrisy attacks himself. But at the same time, what he means to say, is that while there is always the possibility of experts taking revenge for the death of a junior disciple, it is improbable. I imagine that the main reasons they are continuing to attack Ning are because he is part of the Yuchi clan and because they are already irreconcilable enemies. I highly doubt the other Youngflame Patriarchs would agree to kill Ning just because of Youngflame Nong.

      2. LOL, I totally agree. While it’s true that masters usually will not take revenge, it’s ironic that Patriarch Arcanum doesn’t take into account that he’s also acting badly by bullying juniors with his power so to speak.

    1. LOL I want to see how the Youngflame Celestial Immortals react when they realize how they won’t be able to kill Ning without a supreme Celestial Immortal or a Pure Yang True Immortal. 500 000 years? pfffft XD

      Also, I sincerely hope Yungu will man up once Yunpeng dies. There’s no way Yunpeng isn’t going to die.

      1. Why would he need to man up? Not all men need to be ‘alfa males’, as Ning said, since it’s a political marriage, his submissive character is a very good fit.

        Thanks for the chapters Ren ~

        1. One wants him to “Man Up” in order for him to play a bigger role other than being a sperm tank. I, for the very least, want her husband to be her equal, or of similar status. I want her to to let go of her vendetta, and having her husband “step up” to her level would perhaps be the start of a life for her outside of death and blood.

      2. I like Yungu. He is the one in a million that doesn’t have his head up his ass in this novel. I’m thinking it may all be an act though, and Yungu is the real bastards that stabs you in the back when you least expect it. Mild mannered Pate taught me to never trust the seemingly gentle natured.

          1. The unseen threat is the deadliest. I remember my teacher telling me that. How the most quiet ones like me are the most dangerous.

            Well, I can’t deny that…

  1. Little did they realize, he’s already at the celestial immortal level of combat power and can’t be killed unless through pure-yang power level attacks.

    1. He only has the power of a weak Celestial Immortal, a normal one in the best case. Powerful or Supreme Celestial still can easily beat him, even if killing him would still be troublesome.

      1. That was before he got to the third level of 8-9 something body technique. Only supreme Clestial Immortal would have a chance of killing him now, since his soul defense is superb, too.

      2. I agree with Caladbolg, Before he trained in the techniques of the Three divinities palace he probably wouldnt stand a chance against a supreme celestial immortal. But now he has a body as tough as an immortal treasure and has trained in several other abilities that can allow him to dominate the three realms.

    2. Nings greatest weakness (his weakest aspect not exactly a weakness overall) is his lack of long ranged attacks. yes Ning has Houyi’s archery but when compared to his monstrous close quarters combat ability and his powerful soul as well as his strong body? His archery is the weakest. That been said even if long distance compared is his weakest aspect it isn’t at a low level and with the Rahu Bow to accentuate his abilities? Yeah unless they are an immortal fully focused on defense or are solely devoted to ranged combat? They are unlikely to be his match. Blood Cloud hall mentioned sending a team so it’s likely they will send a defender, a formation expert to prevent outside influence, possibly a sword immortal as they are renowned for their combat prowess so they would be ideal for an offensive role and maybe a ranged combatant to assist from a distance. Unlikely for any of them to have the same level of insight into the Dao that Ning, Uncle White and Little Qing have though so they’re probably doomed but it would be an interesting plot point if someone close to Ning died as a result of the attack by the Blood Cloud hall.

      1. I agree, but at the same time, he still is a good shot with a bow and arrow. Houyi’s archery is more of something you want to use for assassination or against an enemy you don’t want to fight in close combat. He can only use Houyi’s archery a couple times, but he still could just fire off hundreds or thousands of arrows using “regular techniques”, but since his divine power is strong, while the arrows won’t be Houyi’s level, they’ll still be something to contend with.

  2. Recently started rereading DE. Isn’t the Deva realm where people are ‘born of nature’ and have automatically perfect bodies like what Ji Ning got after he broke through the fiendgod training stuff? Do those guys even care very much what happens in the mortal realms and/or want to get married to a low level practitioner like Xiyue? Guess I’m sort of wondering what the benefit is.

    1. Well, seeing that Grand Xia is allies with their faction in the Deva realm…

      Since it’s going to be a political marriage with either of the candidates, I can only think they want to achieve different things using the two of them, Yungu and Yunpeng.

      Yungu wants to marry Xiyue and stay with her in the Grand Xia, achieving her goals, and tying the two factions a little closer together.

      Yunpeng wants to bring Xiyue to the Deva realm, which also will tie the two factions closer together, and probably make King Yan care a little more about what happens to them in the Deva realm.

      To their faction in the Deva realm, Yungu clearly isn’t worth as much as Yunpeng, so they can afford using him as a chip to achieve a lesser goal, without wasting too much potential.

      It’s hard to dismount a tiger once you start riding it, so I think they sent both Yungu and Yunpeng, with Yungu acting as the contingency plan if Xiyue absolutely wouldn’t leave Grand Xia, since a marriage is going to happen no matter what, and nothing would be worse than Yunpeng marrying Xiyue only to be stuck with her in Grand Xia.

      The gist of it is, their faction in the Deva realm want to bring King Yan over to their side, and took a gamble with initiating a marriage.

      1. Nice theory, but I think it’s of a higher possibility that Yunpeng simply followed Xiyue because he fell for her looks and wants to bang her, as simple as that. Imho it was planned to have that submissive guy married off, but Yunpeng used his position within the sect to get invovled in the matters in this way and thus, created an awkward situation.

        ^.^

    2. The Deva realm just means they start at xiantian stage I believe. I mean, Ning could have started there, but he has a better standing now anyways thanks to his current experiences.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!
    Wtf. Can’t Ji Ning just turn into King Yan or the Xia Empreror and scare the living shit out of Yu Peng. Problem easily solved. But IET would never do that. Chances are Ji Ning will kill him and piss off the Deva Realm.

  4. Urghhhh. I thoight. IET improved his writing. It seems that he still repeats the same plot fallacies since CD…
    Dear Friends, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack

  5. Derp. I felt some odd waves here. I thought Deva beings and Asura’s were born of the natural world and naturally formed at the xiantian level. :V Herp derp.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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