DE Book 15 Chapter 6

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Book 15, The Sword Eradicates Celestial Immortals, Chapter 6 – Soultamer Jade

Many combination-formations, such as the Ba-Serpent Formation or the Bi’an Formation, relied on different people occupying different parts of the formation. Upon coming together, their strength would increase explosively! What Ji Ning was currently using with his Primaltwin was something similar, something which mimicked a combination-formation. Although this wasn’t intentional, it was even more meticulate and intricate than many true combination-formations.

“ROAAAAR!”

The golden Immortal sword before them transformed into an incomparably massive divine black dragon that was coiled. The divine black dragon let out a draconic roar, and the sound of this roar completely shook the world around them.

This was a majesty that came from more than three hundred top-grade Immortal-ranked flying swords, after their power had been merged together through the [Greater Thousand Swords Formation]!

This power was so great, it eclipsed that of most divine abilities that Fiendgod Body Refiners trained in!

“What?!” The silver-armored youth’s face changed slightly as he stared down from midair. “Block!”

“Hissssss…”

The azure serpent-formed rope in midair let out a hissing sound. The enormous azure serpent slithered forth, moving to collide head on against the divine black dragon.

The divine dragon soared into the skies!

The azure serpent came slithering forth!

BOOM!

The world itself shook tremendously…and then a blast of wild power exploded out in an omnidirectional ripple. When it struck the bodies of those four Bi’an Godbeasts, a series of crackling sounds could be heard…but of course, they were able to withstand this level of energy. As for those weaker black-robed Loose Immortals, they had fled far away long ago.

The gorge around them, however, was in for some pain. It rumbled as the ground began to crack apart, and many nearby boulders were transformed into dust. The cliffs on each side of the gorge began to break apart on a large scale.

Faced with that blast of wild power, the surface of the castle began to flicker with a dark light. It managed to withstand the collisive force.

“Not good.” The silver-armored man’s face changed dramatically; the azure serpent in the air had been completely destroyed, transforming back into its original form of a rope. The divine black dragon, however, was still filled with enormous power. It continued to roar with abandon, wanting to continue to strike against the azure serpent. “This Ji Ning is actually so powerful! He’s not even a Celestial Immortal yet, but the power of his Immortal swords is already so great.”

“You want to capture me? General, you aren’t strong enough yet!” The fur-clad Ning and the black-robed Ning both let out furious roars.

ROAAAAR!

The divine black dragon in the skies let out a draconic roar as well, then continued its upwards charge.

“I don’t believe it. Don’t believe it! I have to capture him.” The silver-armored youth gritted his teeth. He didn’t want to fail; he wasn’t willing to accept the repercussions of failure. His hands joined together to form a seal as he shouted loudly, “ASURA!”

A powerful Immortal power rapidly began to summon the majestic power of the Heavens and the Earth, forming a tall, skinny, hideous, and completely black warrior. This hideous warrior hefted a double-edged blade with three tips and pointed it straight towards Ning, letting out a bellow: “Little thief, die!” And then, the hideous warrior charged straight forward.

“CELESTIAL GUARDIAN DRAGON!” The silver-armored youth’s hand-seals changed once again.

Yet another creature appeared in midair, a coiling divine dragon which was golden in color. The divine golden dragon let out a draconic roar of its own, then charged downwards as well.

“BIND!”

The enormous rope in midair once more transformed into that queer azure serpent. This time, the azure serpent’s tail had a snakehead at the end; it now had a head on each end, and it howled through the air as it charged towards Ning.

Controlling two secret arts and this magic treasure was actually extremely tiring for this silver-armored general as well.

……

“Break. Break. Break!” The fur-clad Ning and the black-robed Ning simultaneously controlled the [Greater Thousand Swords Formation], using the more than three hundred top-grade Immortal-ranked magic swords to once more generate that incomparably sharp golden flying sword. The golden flying sword howled through the air, transforming into that divine black dragon. Now, there were two of the divine black dragons in the air.

Simultaneously maintaining two of the fourth-stage [Greater Thousand Swords Formation] sword-lights was a tremendous burden on Ning as well.

“Bind him. I have to bind him.” A look of savagery was on the face of the silver-armored youth. “I was only able to escape after enduring for countless years. I don’t want to be punished again. Absolutely not!”

From high up in the skies, the hideous Asura warrior, the Celestial Guardian Dragon, and the two-headed azure serpent launched simultaneous attacks downwards.

Two divine black dragons flew upwards, greeting the attacks.

BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!

A series of explosions could be heard from within the skies, and the surrounding area was filled with clashing blasts and ripples of power.

“Hahaha…General, this bit of ability isn’t enough,” Ning laughed loudly. The fourth-stage [Greater Thousand Swords Formation] sword-light, in the shape of the two divine dragons, was actually able to blast apart the Asura warrior and the Celestial Guardian Dragon before vanishing.

“Suppression!” The silver-armored youth suddenly waved his hand, and one giant seal after another began to appear in the skies. A total of seven grand seals appeared, each glowing with blurry light. The grand seals were covered with some characters, and they hovered there in the skies like giant mountains. Light flowed from one seal to another, merging them into a single whole.

“Crush him!” The silver-armored youth pointed furiously towards Ning.

The seven grand seals descended in awe-inspiring fashion en masse, rapidly joining together as they descended. They actually transformed into a true, enormous mountain as they smashed towards Ning.

“Break!”

Ning pointed upwards as well. The sword-light of the [Greater Thousand Swords Formation], in the form of two divine black dragons, soared straight into the heavens like fish that were swimming against the flow.

Boom…

The enormous mountain came crashing down. Both of the divine black dragons were actually blasted apart, causing Ning’s pupils to contract. He immediately executed his divine ability, transforming into a three-headed, six-armed giant that was three hundred meters tall. Ning simultaneously struck out with six mighty palms from his true body, slapping them against the descending mountain.

Rumble…

The world itself seemed to shake. Ning’s true body was actually pushed all the way into the ground, which completely caved in and shattered in every direction.

Ning’s true body was pressed chest-deep into the ground, but with a flicker he once more re-emerged.

“Hahaha, General, what a fine ability!” Ning laughed as he looked at the silver-armored youth.

The silver-armored youth had a gloomy look on his face.

“Damn. Damn!” The silver-armored youth’s heart was filled with resentment. He now knew exactly how strong Ning was. He had to admit, this foe’s sword-formation was incredibly powerful, but in terms of raw strength…Ji Ning was definitely far inferior to him. He was a supreme figure even amongst Celestial Immortals, after all!

But this wasn’t a competition to see who was better; it was a fight where he had to capture his foe using his rope!

If they were simply competing to see who was better, he could wantonly use his seven low-grade Pure Yang treasures, those seven mighty seals, to unleash his most powerful attacks. But what he was trying to do was to trap his foe; thus, he had to divert some of his attention to controlling his rope, and also use quite a great deal of his energy to strengthen the rope. It was no easy feat to capture or trap a Fiendgod who trained in the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art]!

Since he had to split his attention up between his rope and the seals, he was naturally unable to use the seals to the full extent of their power.

“You win!” The silver-armored youth gave Ning a dark look. “I can neither kill you nor capture you.”

He was clearly significantly stronger than Ji Ning…but he was simply unable to capture him!

This was what made the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art] so formidable. There had to be an utterly enormous difference in power, allowing him to first break apart Ning’s defense before capturing him. Clearly, the difference in power between the general and Ning, while significant, wasn’t ridiculously huge.

The entire gorge had been transformed into rubble. In the air above the rubble, the only figures that could be seen were the silver-armored general, a group of bronze-armored Fiendguards, as well as Ji Ning and Mu Northson.

The silver-armored general had finally bowed his head. He was unable to kill Ji Ning, and would be unable to avoid punishment. All he could do now was try his best to lessen the amount of damage caused and lower the amount of punishment he would receive.

“Good.” Ning smiled and nodded. “That’s wise.”

The nearby Northson immediately had a look of relief appear within his eyes. Right then and there, Ji Ning, Mu Northson, and the silver-armored general all swore oaths to the Dao of the Heavens. Ning’s promise…was that if Mu Northson was given freedom, he absolutely would not reveal the secret of the castle to others. Northson swore the same, that he absolutely wouldn’t reveal this secret to anyone else.

The silver-armored general naturally gave Northson his freedom back after this.

“General, please open your formation and let us leave.” Ning stood there in midair, Northson by his side with a relieved look on his face. He seemed to have suddenly become filled with vitality, as well as hope for the future.

“Not so fast.” The silver-armored general let out a sigh. “Before you leave, I will tell you a bit of bad news.”

Ning and Northson’s faces instantly changed.

Bad news?

“This was a disastrous defeat for me.” The silver-armored general sighed. “The forbidden region was under very tight guard, and even the formations experts which I captured were all forced to swear oaths to the Dao of the Heavens not to flee. If they do…they die. Thus, I never thought that someone would be able to sneak in…I suppose I’m just damned unlucky to encounter someone who trains in the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art].”

“Enough with the crap. What do you want to say?” Ning barked with a frown.

After the silver-armored general let out another series of sighs, he looked towards Ning and Northson, then said with a cold laugh, “The person in charge of matters within the castle, Qu Huan, is already dead. If my guess is correct…this Mu Northson has already taken his loved one’s soul back.”

Northson barked, “So what if I did?”

“Have you heard of soultamer jade?” The silver-armored general chortled as he spoke. He felt delighted in being able to irritate these two figures.

“Soultamer jade?” Northson and Ning’s faces instantly changed. Ning had learned about quite a few bits of common knowledge regarding the Three Realms while at Mount Innerheart; naturally, he knew of soultamer jade. As for Northson, given he had analyzed the Dao of Constructs quite extensively, he naturally had heard of soultamer jade, one of the legendary materials for the Dao of Constructs.

Soultamer jade: Once a soul was placed into the soultamer jade, it would become one with the jade. There would be no chance of escape! However, the soul would be nourished by the soultamer jade; so long as it didn’t suffer any attacks and wasn’t destroyed, the soul inside could live forever. Generally speaking, golem experts would place soultamer jade into their golems, allowing the soul within the soultamer jade to control the golem, making it sentient.

“Can it be that you can’t tell?” The silver-armored general smiled. “That crystalline globe used to store her soul is soultamer jade!”

“What?!” Northson was shocked and angry.

“It’s finished.” Ning looked towards his nearby junior apprentice-brother; now that Yu Xia’s soul had been placed within that soultamer jade globe, she would never be able to emerge from within it. She would forever have to live within that tiny little space. This was actually quite a painful thing…and she would have forever lost her chance to be reincarnated.

“But perhaps this is a good thing,” Ning mused.

There were two sides to every coin. Yu Xia’s soul had been merged into the soultamer jade, and she would never be able to leave or be reborn; this was indeed quite a painful thing.

And yet…this meant that she would still be able to accompany Northson.

“Mu Northson,” the distant silver-armored general said with a cold laugh, “Your loved one’s soul shall accompany you for eternity. You are quite blessed. But…don’t forget that she’ll be forever trapped within that tiny space. How agonizing must that be? This sort of agony will accompany her for countless ages, until the day comes that she is attacked and her ‘body’ is destroyed. In that moment…her soul shall shatter.”

Northson gritted his teeth. “Little Xia…”

He felt guilt.

Seeing this, Ning couldn’t help but secretly sigh to himself. The distant silver-armored general, however, just laughed loudly. “See how nice I am? I even told you this bit of information. Alright…you can scram now.”

“Let’s go.” Ning gave the distant silver-armored general a cold glare, then took Northson into his mobile Immortal estate. He then flew into the skies, the formations not blocking him at all. Ning quickly flew away, then once more used a spatial teleportation technique. He disappeared.


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67 thoughts on “DE Book 15 Chapter 6” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. only Ji Ning and Northson swear an oath to the dao.. maybe Little Xia can tell the people from black white college and Grand Xia emperor? #loophole

        1. I was thinking of the golden bear tossing out notes from the Estate, but that makes a lot more sense, yeah. I somehow phased out her existence completely.

    1. no, but she is able to become a sentient protocosmic treasure grade golem. That is pretty close, right?

      that is, if Nings best buddy is able to become powerfull enough to build such a thing. but what are the odds of a great genius blest by being a MC’s best friend being able to withstand a celestial tribulation…

    2. I honestly don’t believe authors like IET when they tell us “Nu, impossible.”
      …In a setting in which people can train themselves in body and mind, into becoming literal universe-creating, law-bending and forming Gods? ‘Impossible’ shouldn’t even be in their dictionary at that point when they already do the impossible (getting gurren-lagann vibes here.)

      Tis indeed the tricky part in fantasy. It’s hard to tell at times what is truly impossible or not, when most of the answers in the story, are basically: “because magic.”

      1. lol so true, At this point unless its said as impossible for the opponents its basically foreshadowing for it to happen. Especially when they say “thought to be impossible” or something along those lines its almost guaranteeing it will happen.

  1. There are no definites in these worlds. I’m sure that there’s a way to release a soul from that jade as long as you’re powerful enough or have the right material. But that might be way in the future for when Ning is a Daofather or something.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. more likley than not, she will never be free from the soul jade. but seeing how protocosmic tressures are pretty darn close to living beings anyways, she just skips the whole reincarnation thing and goes on an alternative species cultivation path.

      1. If it was according to my feelings of the world, I would say that if northson masters the dao of constructs and possibly the dao of formations or together with uncle white, who masters the dao of formations, plus ning procuring some rare natural treasures I could see her being freed from her prison and revived. Perhaps the conditions for freeing her arent even that high and northson would only have to master the dao of constructs.
        However going by my feeling of IET, she is a lost ca(u)se.

      2. I’d say the only reason she won’t escape that tiny prison, is because the author doesn’t actually believe anyone will care. IET, in particular, tends to overshadow side-characters like that.

  2. Now now, Wouldn’t that Angel golem that was completed before he took the ‘final’ work from them work as a medium to let her have a body to move around with. Sure, she won’t have flesh and such. But it will be more than enough for Northson I reckon. And I recall Ning not even knowing that he possess it considering he just took what he took and only promised to give back the final piece. Right?

    So ye. I think the future looks bright in some aspects.

    1. On top of that, I’d imagine making skin that can feel and in turn feels like normal human skin. The only difference would be that the only ways for her to get stronger is for Northson to make a stronger body for her, as well as if she dies her soul would be destroyed (although at higher levels that’s probably normally the case anyways)

      1. That would be a motivation for him to perfect his talents in Construction so I reckon this route would truly enlighten his passion of heart along with keeping his Dao Partner with him for… Eternity.

  3. “golem experts would place soultamer jade into their golems, allowing the soul within the soultamer jade to control the golem, making it sentient.”

    soo, no worries then. she has only became forced to be linked to her daopartners cultivation level. Seeing how he is the greatest construct master to be born i quite some time, has had a great callamity/fortunus event, and now has an even greater motivation than ever to get good at constructs, it might even be the quickest and surest way for her to maintain a powerlevel that allows her to travel with Northson

  4. Thanks for the chapter!!

    Ha! Soul trapped forever?! I don’t believe it at all!

    Northson, boy, just gain more and more insights in the Dao of the Constructs and make a body for her that will merge with her soul, this way maybe she still will have some chance to reincarnate.

    1. 1) Look at the title of the book, it’s coming
      2) This guy is extremely powerful among Celestial Immortals. He’s probably at least an order of magnitude stronger than normal Celestial Immortals, yet Ning was able to somewhat fight him despite being FAR weaker in terms of raw power (probably an order of magnitude again)

      1. Plus the fact that said guy was trying to Capture Ning rather than Killing. So the fight conditions were a bit different.

        There is a famous saying that goes somewhat like this, ” To Kill or Destroy is easy. But to Capture or Conquer something? Now that is harder “

  5. She’s stuck in a soultamer jade that’s meant to put sentient souls in a golem . . . meanwhile Mu Northson is a grandmaster of the dao of constructs which just so happens to be all about making golems.

    All Mu needs to do is to become a celestial immortal to have an infinite lifespan so that he can be with his dao companion forever.

  6. Yep I agree with you all, Mu Northson will probably be able to build an archangel golem for his Dao Companion and become one of the best in the Dao of Construct of Grand Xia.
    Thank you, Ren, for the chapter!

    1. I reckon, as a soul inside a gem. She cannot really see anything. Only hear and have a rough sense of the surroundings. I reckon you need to be inside a golem to achieve ‘vision’.

  7. Enlightened!!! Binge reading this right now (at book 13) and found out that in this world, monsters/fiends/humans are equal if they have strength. unlike the world from Linley, where they cook and eat monsters. Linley’s 2 good brothers are both monsters and this is the world he created.

    1. I think you are confusing Linley with Qin Yu. The later one had 2 monster brothers. Linley had only Bebe.

      Thaaanks for the chap, as always~

      1. Nope its the same. Its the giant universe thingy that linleys’ tiny universe was revolving around. It was made by that guy who welcomed linley into the grandmist.

  8. “This power was so great, it eclipsed that of most divine abilities that Fiendgod Body Refiners trained in!”

    This statement is a little off. perhaps
    “This power was so great, it eclipsed most of the divine abilities that Fiendgod Body Refiners trained in!”

  9. Right then and there, Ji Ning, Mu Northson, and the silver-armored general all swore oaths to the Dao of the Heavens. Ning’s promise…was that if Mu Northson was given freedom, he absolutely would not reveal the secret of the castle to others. Northson swore the same, that he absolutely wouldn’t reveal this secret to anyone else.

    what about Yu Xia? Is she free to tell everyone she pleases about this stuff?…

    1. I’m pretty sure this is gonna be like in coiling dragon. She’s free but not really her, I’m pretty sure it’s a fake who pretends to be yu xia

  10. Everyone is going on about ‘it’s fine, they will make the girl control the golem’… but what about having children? There must exist a way to let her regain her freedom ^.^

  11. The soul can talk, right? Loophole: the soul didn’t swear an oath not to reveal the information. Also, people might have been monitoring where Ji Ning went anyway.

  12. If only he was able to mentally message Little Snakey Snake about this and to go tell the Heavenly Treasure Mountain about it before he made the oath.

  13. Why would a rope even hold him down? That’s ridiculous, he can transform into a freaking hair or any shape he wants, and you think something like a rope will “capture” him? Step up your game IET.

    1. You didn’t read or watch Journey to the West, right? If you did, you will notice 89 (or known 72 Transformations in series) is very powerful divine art practiced by Monkey King (Goku/Wukong), Erlang, and a Divine Lion Beast, Pigsy practiced a lesser version of it (36 Transformations) therefore weaker a lot compared to Monkey, but its only weakness is vulnerable to seal, take Monkey for example, Erlang managed to use a magic mirror to track and seal Monkey, Buddha able to seal Monkey with his Palm Mountain, a Magic Gourd with Sealing ability also able do it to Monkey. In other words, this guy know his stuff, he won’t able to kill Ji Ning with direct attacks therefore choose to seal him.

  14. Reminds me of Faust from shaman king. His beloved wife dies and he’s so distraught he learns shamanism and brings her soul back to earth so that he can revive her. His oversoul takes the shape of a female mecha that is piloted by her.

  15. Hm. So wait now he can turn his girl into a construct. Go high enough in the dao of constructs and you could simply organically construct her a organic body taht she would be able to train.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  16. Interesting comments! There are no absolutes right? Once Ji Ning ascends to Linley/QinYu’s level he can surely free her soul.
    Thank you for the chapter!

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