DE Book 18, Chapter 56

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Book 18, Pure Yang, Chapter 56 – Departure

“Yes. Once the Realmwar ends, I shall prepare for my Empyrean Tribulation,” Ji Ning sent back. His original plan had been to wait until his soul heartforce technique had been perfected before attempting the tribulation, as that would give him a better chance. However, things never happen quite according to plan. His heartforce had advanced from the third level to the fourth level; this was a qualitative change.

The stronger his heartforce, the greater his chances were of overcoming the demonheart tribulation of the Empyrean Tribulation.

By this point…there was no point in delaying any further.

“If my guess is correct, you haven’t merely become a Pure Yang True Immortal; you made a breakthrough in heartforce as well,” the Seven Planets God sent.

“Yes.” Ning admitted to it.

When he unleashed his full power and tied down a Daofather golem with just his Heaven Punisher, he knew that any of the truly experienced experts of the Three Realms would most likely be able to guess at what had happened. For the sake of achieving victory in the Realmwar, and for the sake of wiping out as much of the Seamless Gate’s forces as he could, Ning didn’t mind revealing his true power.

The only thing that mattered was making sure that the outcome of his reveal was worth it.

And now…

This was an outcome that was completely worth it!

“So many of the Seamless Gate have died.” The Seven Planets God stood next to him, staring at the rivers of Immortal and Fiendgod blood that stained the vast wilderness. Countless corpses and magic treasures littered the ground. He couldn’t help but let out a sigh.

“Not enough,” Ning replied calmly. He watched as the armies of the Crimsonbright Realm tidied up the battlefield, collecting the many spoils of war. When their foes had fled, the Crimsonbright Realm’s forces had naturally been completely focused on pursuing them, hoping to make their victory even more overwhelming. They hadn’t had a chance to pick up the magic treasures that had been left behind by the slaughtered Immortals.

“Withdraw!” After a long period of time, Daofather Crimsonbright’s voice rang out, echoing throughout the battlefield.

“Ahahaha…”

“Time to go back.”

“Let’s go back.”

“That was excellent.”

Filled with laughter and joy, the forces of the Crimsonbright Realm rejoiced as the entire army escorted Ning’s Heaven Punisher and the Seven Planets God back to the Eight Dragons Cloudcity.

……

While the Crimsonbright Realm’s forces were jubilant, the Seamless City was filled with a deathly silence. The aura here was both heavy and incredibly oppressive.

Too many of them had died.

“Alas.”

“This really was…”

All three of the Diremonster Gods of Mount Dragoneater were perfectly fine, but four of the six Diremonster Gods of Mount Tonglian had been slain. As for the Nine Cloudmist Fairies, only the youngest Ninth Fairy had survived; the other eight had all died. Even True Immortal Whitepole, Empyrean God Threesuns, Empyrean God Beastleave, the Cavemaster of the Myriad Demons Cave, and the Hallmaster of Bloodcloud Hall had perished on the battlefield. Only Gatemaster Azurefox, who was skilled in escape techniques, had been lucky enough to survive.

Including Sword Immortal Evergreen, the total number of surviving Empyrean Gods and True Immortals on their side…was merely eleven!

“Disastrous.”

“Disastrous.”

The few lucky survivors felt only two emotions; joy for having survived, and grief for their losses.

The main hall of the Seamless City. The surviving Empyrean Gods and True Immortals were all gathered here. All of them were silent.

Daofather Ink Bamboo stared downwards towards them. His gaze lingered on Sword Immortal Evergreen for a moment, a cold light flashing through his eyes, before he said in a calm voice, “We have lost this Realmwar!”

The mood of the room became even heavier than before.

“However…there are always victories and defeats in war. There have been multiple previous Realmwars. We’ve won some of them, and we’ve also completely shattered their forces and massacred them.” Daofather Ink Bamboo continued calmly, “This was merely one war in one of the many areas of the Three Realms. Since you all survived, you all have your own special abilities. In the future, our Seamless Gate shall continue to battle against the Nuwa Alliance. We’ll need you to continue to go to war for us.”

“Yes!” Sword Immortal Evergreen was the first to assent to this, and he did so hurriedly.

The other Empyrean Gods and True Immortals assented as well…and as they did, they couldn’t help but glance sideways in a disdainful manner towards him.

“Evergreen.” Daofather Ink Bamboo looked towards Sword Immortal Evergreen. He said coldly, “This time…you have truly disappointed me. Forget about ‘defeating both Ji Ning and Redsnow’; Ji Ning by himself was enough to stun you.”

Sweat appeared on Sword Immortal Evergreen’s forehead. He understood that their losses in this Realmwar had been utterly catastrophic. He naturally had to shoulder blame for it. He immediately fell to his knees, then said respectfully, “Evergreen disappointed you, Daofather. Ji Ning’s power truly was far beyond my expectations, which is why I ended up in such dire straits. Don’t worry, Daofather; Evergreen shall definitely work hard to gain further insights and grow in strength, so as to be able to better unleash the power of the Daofather golem. Next time, I shall definitely slay Ji Ning.”

“No need.” Daofather Ink Bamboo shook his head. “The major powers have already issued an order. You are no longer required to control the Daofather golem.”

Sword Immortal Evergreen’s face instantly turned white. His control over the Daofather golem gave him a status which was slightly higher than that of even the three Diremonster Gods of Mount Dragoneater. Without it, he was much weaker than them. In addition, if he had the Daofather golem with him throughout this great storm, his chances of survival would be thousands of times greater. After all, unless a Daofather personally intervened, it was almost impossible to kill him when he was hiding within the Daofather golem.

Thus, Sword Immortal Evergreen cared tremendously about this Daofather golem. Ever since he had been assigned it, he had made up his mind to keep perpetual control over it.

Sword Immortal Evergreen was unwilling to just give up. He said frantically, “Daofather, I simply didn’t have enough time. If you give me some more time, I’ll definitely be able to unleash more power from the-”

“Enough!” Daofather Ink Bamboo snapped.

Sword Immortal Evergreen shut his eyes. He respectfully kowtowed, pressing his forehead down to the ground and saying nothing else.

“Quietly focus on your training and your meditations. The Godking and I both view you with great favor. If you can become a Daofather, you shall command far more power than you would with the Daofather golem,” Daofather Ink Bamboo said.

“Understood,” Sword Immortal Evergreen said respectfully.

Daofather Ink Bamboo nodded, then turned to look towards the three Diremonster Gods of Mount Dragoneater. In a noticeably more pleasant manner, he said, “Skyswallower, the three of you should make the arrangements for this Seamless City to leave the Grand Xia and return to the Fifth World.”

“Understood,” the three Diremonster Gods said respectfully.

Sword Immortal Evergreen, seeing this, couldn’t help but secretly feel regret and hatred.

In the midst of a great tribulation like this, the more powerful one was, the higher one’s status would be. Even the Daofathers were not immune to this.

“It’s all due to that damnable Ji Ning. If it hadn’t been for him, I would’ve slaughtered that Seven Planets God, then led the army of the Seamless Gate in eradicating the army of the Crimsonbright Realm.” Sword Immortal Evergreen’s heart was filled with endless hatred. “Just wait. I, Evergreen, will definitely train to become even more powerful, until the day comes when I kill you. And you three of Mount Dragoneater…I’ll make you all kneel down to lick at my feet. Daofather Ink Bamboo? Hmph…you are nothing more than an extremely ordinary Daofather. Once I become a Daofather, even you shall have to bow your head before me!”

Evergreen had extremely great ambitions. He was completely different from Yu Wei.

Yu Wei and many others had become loyal followers of the Godking long ago, then had been seeded across the various major worlds of the Three Realms in an unorganized manner. They were allowed to develop without interference, and so the Nuwa Alliance had naturally found it very hard to identify them.

Evergreen, however, had long ago become the disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright. He truly did belong to the Nuwa Alliance. However, despite his painstaking efforts at training, he found it difficult to advance any further. Daofather Crimsonbright’s abilities as a teacher were comparatively limited, but Evergreen truly desired to grow more powerful…and this desire caused him to become seduced by the seamless Gate. The Godking was the sole disciple of the most powerful member of the Seamless Gate, their ‘king’. The ‘king’, even after having become merged into the Heavenly Daos, had continued to teach the Godking; naturally, his tutelage was extraordinary.

The Godking had used the exact same method to teach his own disciples as well, and so he was quite formidable in this regard.

Evergreen had been seduced by him. The Godking had transmitted some formidable techniques to him in the dreamworld, and had even personally expounded on the Dao to him. But of course, Evergreen had to pay a price as well. The price was…to leave the Nuwa Alliance and join the Seamless Gate!

“Nuwa Alliance? Who gives a damn about alliances? My personal power is what really matters!” Evergreen hadn’t even hesitated before immediately joining the Godking.

His focus on the Dao truly was quite frenzied.

Even Daofather Crimsonbright had noticed how single-minded he was in pursuing the Dao. Daofather Crimsonbright had even believed that Evergreen was his subordinate with the highest chance of becoming a Daofather! But what Crimsonbright didn’t understand…was that Evergreen’s ambitions were simply too wild and untamed. He had an almost fanatical, demon-like obsession towards advancing in the Dao, and it was this obsession which led to him joining the Seamless Gate.

As far as Evergreen was concerned, neither the Nuwa Alliance nor the Seamless Gate mattered.

He himself was the only person that mattered. His heart was filled with an extremely strong desire…that one day, he would become like Mother Nuwa, the most powerful figure of the Three Realms.

“By then…the Nuwa Alliance and the Seamless Gate will be like nothing more than dogshit before me. I, and I alone, shall reign supreme.” However, Sword Immortal Evergreen kept his great ambitions hidden within his heart because they were simply too wild. Still…he continue to pursue them, never questioning or abandoning them.

……

An enormous rift appeared within the skies, and the now-miniaturized Seamless City flew straight into the giant rift, disappearing from the world.

“They left.”

Ning was alone atop the walls of the Eight Dragons Cloudcity. Turning his head, he looked towards the lively Crimsonbright camps. Because of their great victory, the tens of millions of Immortals and Fiendgods within the city were all celebrating.

“Ji Ning.” A figure walked towards him from afar. It was the black-robed Xia Emperor.

“Imperial Majesty,” Ning replied.

“You can just call me Xiamang,” the Xia Emperor said with a smile. “In terms of status and influence, you aren’t much lower than me. I might be thick-skinned enough to accept you addressing me as ‘Imperial Majesty’, but the other Empyrean Gods and True Immortals will undoubtedly curse me as being shameless.”

Ning nodded gently.

“Everyone is very happy. The war is over. They’ve survived…and they’ve killed countless Immortals and Fiendgods of the Seamless Gate. You should go celebrate with them,” the Xia Emperor said.

“No need.” Ning gently shook his head.

The Xia Emperor didn’t try to persuade him. He could sense that ever since Yu Wei’s betrayal, Ji Ning’s temperament and personality had changed. The Xia Emperor understood that her betrayal truly had been a huge blow to Ji Ning.

“Right. With the Realmwar over, the soldiers shall begin to return to their respective major worlds. The Immortals of our Grand Xia shall return with me to the imperial capital,” the Xia Emperor said. “All of our Immortals and Fiendgods shall remain in the imperial capital. That way, they can easily join together to fight against the Seamless Gate as needed. I imagine that after Azurefox’s Seamless Gate suffered such heavy losses, they probably won’t be able to infiltrate us that easily again.”

“What about you? Come to the imperial capital with us,” the Xia Emperor said.

Of course he wanted Ji Ning to be in the imperial capital. The Seven Planets God moved in lockstep with Ji Ning, which meant that Ji Ning represented a combat force consisting of a perfect Heaven Punisher and the Seven Planets God. This was equivalent to nearly half the total combat power of the entire Crimsonbright Realm!

“No, I need to undergo my Empyrean Tribulation.” Ning shook his head. “Other places are not going to be safe. The Seamless Gate will undoubtedly attempt to disrupt my tribulation, no matter where I go. The only place for me is my master’s place.”

“Undergo the Empyrean Tribulation?” The Xia Emperor laughed and said, “Haha, yes, it is indeed time for it.”

The Xia Emperor was in quite the celebratory mood.

He felt quite fortunate that he had chosen to treat Ji Ning so kindly all this time, especially in the dispute between him and the Youngflame clan. He had stood by Ji Ning’s side the entire time, and had even personally intervened to rescue Ji Ning. These were all debts of gratitude that Ji Ning owed him! They were in the midst of a deadly storm. If he was to ask Ji Ning to help at a critical moment, how could Ji Ning possibly just watch with hands folded behind his back?

……

“Ji Ning, in this war, you, Redsnow, and the rest of the seven have rendered tremendous military merits, and we killed countless members of the Seamless Gate at the end when they fled.” Daofather Crimsonbright was giving a personal audience to Ji Ning, Redsnow, and the rest of the seven Empyrean Gods. He urged them, “We’ve acquired so many treasures, and you deserve them. Why don’t you want them?”

Ning shook his head. “I don’t need them.”

He truly didn’t need them. He had already acquired enough from this war…and after he became the true master of the Starseizing Manor, he really wouldn’t care about such a petty amount of treasures.

“Haha…I know that you are going to undergo your Empyrean Tribulation soon.” Daofather Crimsonbright said with a laugh, “After you become an Empyrean God, you’ll be able to train the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art] to the Ninth Cycle. I imagine you’ll need quite a few Daofather-level Immortal pills! Forget about the treasures, then; I guarantee that I’ll cover all of the pills you’ll need to train to the Ninth Cycle of the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art]. However, I’ll need a bit of time to prepare it all. After you complete your Empyrean Tribulation, I’ll send them over.”

“But…” Ning was stunned.

This was a tremendous gift. Although they had gained many treasures from this war, the value of all of them combined probably still wouldn’t be enough for him to train to the Ninth Cycle of the [Eight-Nine Arcane Art].

“Just accept it, disciple. You’ve helped out Crimsonbright quite a bit this time. You can accept it with a calm mind.” An old man with a white beard suddenly appeared out of nowhere.

“Master.” Upon seeing him, Ning immediately called out to him respectfully.

“Even your master agrees. Just accept this small gift of mine.” Daofather Crimsonbright did indeed feel grateful towards Ji Ning. He had also learned from Subhuti that Ji Ning was the successor to Daoist Threelives’ legacy, and that the seven Empyrean Gods would follow Ji Ning. If it hadn’t been for Ji Ning and the seven of them, he would’ve lost this war long ago.

If he lost the war…his losses would be catastrophic and agonizing. Compared to that? Although some Great Firmament Immortal pills were precious and rare, as a True God who had been born from the primordial chaos itself, he was still capable of giving them to Ning.

“Alright.” Ning no longer refused.

“You’ve finished your arrangements, I imagine.” Subhuti looked towards Ning. “If you have, then come back with me to Mount Innerheart and prepare for the Empyrean Tribulation.”

“I’ve made all my arrangements. I can leave at any moment,” Ning said respectfully.

He had already bid farewell to his master, Immortal Diancai, and had also bid farewell to his dear friends such as Unity and Allbeasts. Immortal Diancai, Unity, Allbeasts, Whacko…they cared deeply about Ji Ning and didn’t want him to leave, but they understood that the safest place for his tribulation would be Mount Innerheart. That was a place which even other Daofathers would find difficult to enter.

Ning didn’t have the authority to invite Unity and the others to Mount Innerheart. His only choice was to bid them farewell. Immortal Diancai and the others all followed the Xia Emperor back to the imperial capital, where they would be stationed! It wouldn’t be too hard to meet with them in the future.

“Since you’ve completed your preparations, let us go. Crimsonbright, hurry up and prepare those Great Firmament Immortal pills. Once you’ve collected them, just let me know and I’ll come pick them up.” As Subhuti spoke, he waved his hand.

Whoosh.

A dark gray spatial whirlpool suddenly appeared within the palace. Subhuti led Ji Ning and the seven Empyrean Gods straight into the spatial whirlpool.

“It seems he is about to undergo the Empyrean Tribulation right away. I need to start gathering the pills right away as well.” Daofather Crimsonbright hurriedly began to stroke his beard as he pondered this issue. Since he’d already boasted that he would cover all the pills, he had to be able to back it up. “I need to pay a visit to Daoist Three Purities. He has the most Immortal pills. I’ll go trade some treasures for them.”

Daofather Crimsonbright continued to stroke his beard. He was in an utterly delightful mood. This Realmwar…he had won it!


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73 thoughts on “DE Book 18, Chapter 56” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Thanks for the chapters, Ren!
    I wanted to ask a question but don’t know whether it is considered spoiler or not. Anyways, Will Ji Ning master some inferior Heavenly Dao and then start mastering Dao of Primordial Chaos or Will he go for Primordial Chaos straight and thus skipping Daofather level and becoming on par with Pangu and Maiden Nuwa?
    One more thing, Are Pangu and Maiden Nuwa still considered as Daofathers with slightly better Heavenly Dao or there is entirely new cultivation level?
    thanks for reading something this long XD

  2. Weed would be disappointed. How can they forget to pick up the loot? Haha. Thanks for the chapters! So looking forward to the new book. Hope it is as long as this one.

    1. This was my first thought, but then again Anime, Manga and Eastern novels parents tend to be absent at best. Even when they aren’t dead, they just take a vacation for a week or two or a few years while leaving their child to fend for themselves alone in a forest.

  3. waat s -> was that
    Thanks for the chapters Ren! I wonder how things will go from here, considering I doubt he’ll become a Daofather or True God for a while yet, considering how many books there are. I guess he’ll go to other major worlds after this to fight and get revenge, but there’s also the possibility of him doing some fighting by himself, since things usually turn out that way.

    1. No? Don’t you remember? Once he becomes Empyrean god, he will be the true master of the Mansion of Threelives which means that Redsnow and they, will follow him.

  4. Ahah it’s a bit embarassing: a few chapters ago I tried to give a bit of credit to Evergreen for being a really good undercover agent instead of a traitor, believing he was with Seamless Gate since the start. I didn’t expect him to truly be such a piece of s**t. Well it kind of fits xianxia and IET model: bad guys rarely have redeeming points and often times are really and thoroughly rotten.
    These latest few chapters were really satisfying, thank you for your work RWX!

  5. “Even though I can’t wait for Evergreen to be slaughtered by Ning, I don’t really think he deserves to be called a traitor. He has been (I suppose) loyal to seamless gate since the beginning so he didn’t betray Nuwa alliance: sure, he deceived them, but he was never their ally to begin with (though killing his junior apprentice sister was a d**k move). In the end I sort of respect him for his fortitude and for enduring all those years pretending to be his enemies’ friend.”
    ~ t.Asclepius07

    1. You need to read the chapter again.

      He was originally a direct disciple of Crimsonbright but because his training stalled he betrayed the Nuwa alliance so he could get training from the GodKing.

      “Evergreen, however, had long ago become the disciple of Daofather Crimsonbright. He truly did belong to the Nuwa Alliance.”

      “The Godking had transmitted some formidable techniques to him in the dreamworld, and had even personally expounded on the Dao to him. But of course, Evergreen had to pay a price as well. The price was…to leave the Nuwa Alliance and join the Seamless Gate!”

      The statements above = TRAITOR

  6. Whoa, Whitepole died off screen and sudden, despite his gloating to Xiamang. Too bad, Garbage didn’t received any punishment other than scorns from his colleagues.

  7. Evergreen would probably soon be a Daofather and be Ji Ning’s stepping stone for his showing of an empyrean god who is able to kill a daofather like Houyi. I feel like Evergreen’s character is really cheap, i hope it won’t take too long before he gets killed by Ji Ning.

  8. Didn’t even mention his daugher? I see yet another of IET’s protagonists is already neglecting his family. Always insanely filial to his parents, but ignoring his wife and kids.

    1. You realize being filial to his parents doesn’t mean he has to always be near them.

      And while they aren’t the best parents (yes, they have moments away from their wives, they’re usually immortal, so to them, it isn’t that long), they need to be strong to properly protect their family.

    2. His family and Tribe are all in a world inside of JN’s treasure. And his true body is always with his family while his clone fighting the war. Re-read the chapters if you missed it ,it’s somewhere before the Imperial clan calls for war. Tho i forgot which chapter was it.

    1. Yeah really anticipate to what his Dao will lead us to. But even Daofather had a few different levels. Normal Dao father, Major power Dao father and pangu level Dao father.l wonder which Heavenly Dao will JN master.?

    1. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I will never understand why people skim.

      Either read the novel properly or not at all, skimming just leads to missing lots of small details and ultimately missing out on the enjoyment of the novel. If you’re skimming because you’re not enjoying something, either tough it out if you think things will get better and read everything carefully, or just drop it and stop torturing yourself.

      Skimming is never a good idea.

      1. When i start Skimming a novel it’s a sign that i’m losing interest and honestly barely more than 3 chapters after i start Skimming will i stop reading the novel all together. I skim some of the training in Novels though because it’s basically all the same. Protagonist looks into dantian feels power flooding the meridians now pulls hand back as thunderous sound echoes. Pretty standard stuff that i’ve read countless times. Funnily enough i don’t skim when someone enhances their eyesight as it’s usually quite a joy to read.

      2. Hello captain absolutes. Well, you see, skimming is completely legit, and it is a great idea, at least in the sense of learning how to phase out bullocks in stories, especially in Xianxia, in which you are reminded of what happened 5 lines ago at the passage of every paragraph. So many authors derail the entire narrative into non-sequitur info-dumps (from two characters talking about their issues, to suddenly info-dump the audience about the process of acquiring certain resources and how rare and shocking those resources are), is it a wonder people can just learn how to phase out certain lines? Reading every single line, more than not, is redundant. It doesn’t add anything other than taking more time to finish the chapter, which may be a decent goal if you have nothing else to read.
        But that, of course, is different from actually flipping through the chapter because you’re bored. In that situation, I’d agree there’s an issue, that the reader needs to address with oneself. If you flip through a story to that degree, you clearly don’t care too much for major parts in the story, and should act accordingly.

        That being said, thinking that Threelives can be of the seamless gate is truly derp. Even if you haven’t read the last 100 chapters, it’s such a derp thought to have.

        1. Would you be offended if i told you that i skimmed through the comment but cared enough to leave a comment saying i skimmed through your comment?

          P.s. My mind is an amazing place 😀

    2. Nope, Daoist Three lives had many friends at NuWa Alliance. If he had been the Godking, the major powers should recognize him. But instead they still call him God king instead of Threelives. So they should be of different characters. And if Godking is Daoist Threelives, he could’ve used his influence to stop Empereum God Redsnow to slaughter the Seamless army.

  9. It isn’t only for saving his Realm, while that is true that it was tremendously important, i feel like they should also view this as giving one of their most powerful generals a much grander ability to survive and maybe even breakthrough later on into daofather level.

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  11. Damn if he jumps straight to the 9 th cycle after undergoing the tribulation, not only will he be able to restore his body back to normal as long as a single cell of his survives, but his body will be as strong as the strongest weapons, so good luck killing him he will pretty muh be immortal.

  12. TYVM for the chapter!

    Man, it was an intense book. What really kept me going through the painful part was the undertale remix by SharaX “Battle Against a True Hero”. Awesome song.

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