DE Book 21, Chapter 20

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Book 21, The Bloodlotus Blooms, Chapter 20 – The Curtain Falls

“Flee.”

“Let’s go. Flee, quick!”

“Separate and flee in different directions.”

As Daomother Devilhand gave the order, the entire army of the Seamless Gate completely broke apart into countless individual figures. Even the Infinity God, the Seamless Infinity Formations, and the ‘Life and Death Formations of the Twin Realm Calamity Dragons’ all voluntarily dispersed into their component individuals. The Empyrean Gods and True Immortals drew the other Celestial Immortals and Loose Immortals into their personal estate-treasures, then frantically began to flee in every possible direction.

The entire battlefield was filled with countless dense clusters of Immortals and Fiendgods. There were far, far too many fleeing Immortals and Fiendgods, and so the Nuwa Alliance didn’t dare to voluntarily disperse their own formations as well.

“Haha…the damnable Seamless Gate has been utterly terrified. Feiyou, let’s have a little competition and see which of us can kill more Empyrean Gods and True Immortals.”

“Fine, let’s!”

The many Seven Planets Gods charged in every direction, and they slaughtered all who stood before them. As for the distant Myriad Immortals Armageddon Formations, they began to launch a constant stream of long-distance attacks. They originally had been meant to play a supporting role on the battlefield, but when used against Empyrean Gods and True Immortals, they were veritable engines of slaughter.

Every single blow from them had the power of a Daofather, after all!

Boom! Bang! The entire battlefield was filled with the sound of explosions. The army of the Nuwa Alliance began a frenzied massacre, going all out to kill as many as they could. The more they killed today, the fewer they would face in the future, after all.

And without question, the most terrifying figure on this field of question was the Rahu-Ning, who moved about in the form of a black serpent of lightning.

The Rahu-Ning’s sword had expanded to become more than three million meters long. His six massive swords swept outwards in every direction, and every single region he passed through resulted in an utter wipeout of the enemy forces there, causing utter terror to race through the hearts of the Seamless Gate’s soldiers.

“Haha, Darknorth, your Dao-companion is sharing the same death-site as us. Worth it!”

“Darknorth, we’ll embark on the next step of our journey…and you won’t live for much longer either.”

The slaughtered Empyrean Gods and True Immortals all cursed furiously as they were slaughtered. The Rahu-Ning, however, just killed them in icy cold silence.

He didn’t feel much hatred towards these ordinary Empyrean Gods and True Immortals of the Seamless Gate. However…this was war, and they were on the wrong side. If he didn’t wipe them out, they would wipe out the Nuwa Alliance. There were no other choices for him to choose! If he wanted more people on his side to live, his only option was to kill as many as he could, to massacre as many as possible.

……

When the army of the Seamless Gate had completely split apart into its component soldiers, there were so many of them on the battlefield that invariably some of them were able to escape and reach the Seamless Citadel.

Atop the walls of the Seamless Citadel.

The black-robed Godking and Daomother Devilhand both had ugly looks on their faces as they watched a few Empyrean Gods and True Immortals flee into the citadel, the vast majority of the others being slaughtered in the desolate wilderness.

Disastrous!

This defeat was utterly disastrous!

This was an utter massacre!

When the Envoy had appeared for the first time, its attacks had caused Xuan Yuan to order his army to retreat as well, but it was still an orderly, organized retreat. But this time, the Seamless Gate’s entire army had completely collapsed, forcing Daomother Devilhand to issue an order for them to retreat at will.

“It’s all because of Ji Ning,” Daomother Devilhand said hoarsely.

It was Ji Ning who had instantly shattered the Seamless Infinity Formation, slain an Infinity God, and then captured the Seamless Gate’s ‘killer weapon’, the Envoy of All Things. And then, the Rahu-Ning had actually been able to use the [Ninehorn Lightning Serpent] technique while in Rahu form. Given the power of this technique, the speed at which he pursued and killed his foes was simply too terrifying.

“Damn.” The black-robed Godking’s eyes flashed with cold light.

Time seemed to flow as slowly as sand in an hourglass, one grain falling down at a time.

Large numbers of Empyrean Gods and True Immortals were massacred on the battlefield, with only the occasional fleeing straggler making it back into the Seamless Citadel.

Then, finally…the battlefield turned quiet once more.

There were no longer any surviving Empyrean Gods or True Immortals of the Seamless Gate on the battlefield at all.

Below the walls of the Seamless Citadel, the towering, bloodlusted Rahu-Ning stared upwards towards the black-robed Godking. His eyes were filled with a bone-chilling murderous intent. Ji Ning truly wanted to attack the Seamless Citadel and battle the Godking…but he saw that Daomother Devilhand was next to the Godking’s side. Daomother Devilhand was a terrifying figure who had actually been able to battle Mother Nuwa herself for a period of time during the war that ended the Primordial Era. If he truly was to attack, Daomother Devilhand would probably have enough of an excuse to attack and most likely kill him with a single palm blow.

He still didn’t have enough power to fight against the most truly supreme figures of the Three Realms yet.

……

The forces of the Seamless Citadel were filled with agony and rage…but the Nuwa Alliance’s castle was filled with the sound of rejoicing.

The seven major powers atop the walls were all laughing.

“We won.” For once, Daoist Three Purities had a broad smile on his face as he stroked his beard.

“When Darknorth said to give him a month, he really did have the power to back up what he said. He wasn’t just spouting rubbish.” Lord Tathagata the Buddha chortled, “He was actually able to unleash such astounding power through the Rahu Formation. I saw that he was able to command his Rahu God while using the [Ninehorn Lightning Formation]. It seems that he must have mastered all of its power, preventing any of it from leaking outwards.”

“Yes.” Fuxi nodded, then chuckled curiously. “I really wonder how Ji Ning accomplished it. Perhaps it really does have something to do with Undermoon Lake.”

“Undermoon Lake?” Lord Tathagata nodded as well. “After Jueming returned from Undermoon Lake, he’s been almost perpetually in secluded, solitary meditation. He rarely comes out, but is so powerful that even I am uncertain of his true strength. Like him, Ji Ning left from Undermoon Lake under his own power. He must have gained some special rewards.”

“Most likely.”

“Must be it.”

The major powers chatted amongst themselves for a time. Undermoon Lake was quite a mysterious place in their heart, and they had once tried everything they could to enter, only to fail.

Because the black-robed Ning was next to them, not too far away, he was able to clearly hear the conversation going on amongst the major powers. In fact, some of the major powers actually sneaked peeks at Ning’s face. Clearly, however, Ji Ning was not in the mood to discuss anything. He was finding it extremely difficult to recover from the state of frenzied agony and rage that he had fallen into upon Yu Wei’s death.

“Withdraw our troops.” Yellow Emperor Xuan Yuan gave the order.

……

The Seamless Citadel.

“It’s over.” Daomother Devilhand’s face was rather pallid and wan. This was the first time in her life that she had suffered such a disastrous defeat. “More than two thousand Empyrean Gods and True Immortals…in the end, less than two hundred survived.”

The black-robed Godking was silent for a long moment. He then couldn’t help but ask, “Aunt-master, how could Ji Ning be this powerful? I simply don’t understand. Is it possible that he’s actually already a Daofather, but has been keeping his aura hidden and thus has been pretending to be an Empyrean God? If he is a Daofather, he shouldn’t even be allowed to take part in the war for karmic luck.”

“If he’s a Daofather, he would have to have already mastered a Heavenly Dao.” Daomother Devilhand said softly, “But I saw quite clearly that although Darknorth’s sword-arts were incomparably transcendent, perhaps the best in all the Three Realms, that was simply because he has trained in and mastered the [Five Treasures]. His sword can surpass the limits of the Heavenly Daos, and he’s reached a wondrous level of technique, which is why he is so powerful. However, I can’t find any traces of the Heavenly Daos in his sword-arts.”

“His movement techniques, his combat methods…I can find no trace of the mysteries of the Heavenly Daos in them at all.”

“In addition…”

“If he truly had gained insight into a Heavenly Dao, then Demonheart definitely would’ve found out. He is part of the Heavenly Daos, after all.” Daomother Devilhand looked towards the Godking. “Demonheart is your master.”

The black-robed Godking was stunned. Slowly, reluctantly, he nodded his head. It was true. If Ji Ning had mastered a Heavenly Dao and caused a resonance with the Heavenly Daos, how could it have escaped the notice of the Lord of the Demonheart?

“Then is it possible that he became a True God?” The black-robed Godking couldn’t help but ask.

Daomother Devilhand frowned as she glanced at the black-robed Godking. “The Rahu Formation uses Immortal energy to control countless Celestial Immortals and Loose Immortals, using their power to summon and control the vast nature energy of Heaven and Earth. Even if he was a True God, if all he had was his powerful divine power, it would be useless in the formation. Not even a True God would be capable of unleashing such power from the Rahu Formation. Don’t you even understand something as basic as this?”

Rebuked, the black-robed Godking lowered his head. He just couldn’t accept this. He really couldn’t.

A pawn that he had held in no regard had ended up ruining their entire plan for the war!

“Then what should we do?” The black-robed Godking said, “The Envoy has been seized. Ji Ning has a true body and a Primaltwin; he can have his true body command the Rahu Formation while having his Primaltwin command the Envoy. If his terrifying sword-arts are paired up with the power of an Envoy, the power of his Primaltwin in the Envoy would probably be comparable to yet another Rahu God.”

The Godking’s guess was wrong.

He didn’t know that in truth. Ji Ning had the Immortal energy of a Daofather. If he was to use his Daofather-level energy to command an Envoy of All Things and use it to unleash his terrifying sword-arts…he would be able to unleash the full power of the Envoy, a level of power comparable to that of the Envoys under the control of the Lord of All Things all those years ago. Those Envoys were close to the overlord-level, and if three to five of them joined forces, they were absolutely a match for the leaders of Daoism and Buddhism.

Clearly, Ning’s energy and sword-arts were all at a high enough level for him to command the Envoy effectively, allowing it to unleash a level of power close to that of the overlord-level Daofathers! His power would vastly outstrip the power of a Rahu God; he would essentially be equal in power to figures like Subhuti and Old Man Yuan.

“A true body and a Primaltwin…” Daomother Devilhand frowned as well. “Troublesome. Very troublesome. Very well…we need to go back and think on how we are going to deal with this new issue. Ask your master and the others to ponder on this as well. What should we do with this Ji Ning?”

Prior to this, the Nuwa Alliance had a headache over the question of how to deal with the Envoy.

Now, it was the Seamless Gate’s turn to have a headache, this one over Ji Ning.

“It is now time for us to leave the Deerchaser world,” Daomother Devilhand said in a low voice.

This war had been lost. It was time to leave.


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67 thoughts on “DE Book 21, Chapter 20” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Well to be fair the Godking’s actions didn’t really matter. If Ji Ning was happily reunited with his wife, would he simply let the Envoy of All Things massacre the Empyrean Gods from his side? Maybe he wouldn’t have slaughtered all those Empyrean Gods from the Seamless Gate’s side with such frenzy, but he would still have turned the tides and been the key for Nuwa Alliance to win this Realmwar.

      1. No one knew he had that much power though, he could have simply gone with his wife and child back to Subhuti’s place and spent the rest of the war there. They all thought he didn’t have that much power, no one would blame him for not entering since one Empyrean God can’t make that much of a difference.

        1. You really think Ning would sit back and wait for the war to be lost? Even if he would not be slaughtered after Nuwa Allaince had lost, he wouldn’t just wait and let his allies be killed…

          1. Yeah he wouldn’t sit back but he also wouldn’t have been nearly as ferocious in slaughtering the Seamless Gate side had the Godking honored his deal and given him back Yu Wei. Really no matter what the Godking chose the Seamless Gate would have lost but his decision cost the Seamless Gate way too much.

          2. The only decision which was actually a fail on his part, and even that wasn’t a full fail, was sending Ning to the Undermoon Lake. W/e we’ve already discussed this a few chapters ago in the comments, I don’t feel like repeating myself over and over… Go there and find the super-long comments with the discussion if you are interested… 😉

  1. Creating account cost me first 🙁 why password gotta be so long, thanks for the chapter, I was so shocked when I clicked next chapter and it wasn’t a teaser and there was no notif of a new chapter

    1. Also, i think that Ning should have loudly declared that- ” if you have to blame, blame GodKing for playing with me, else I wouldn’t have have killed you all” or something like this,
      Making things harder for Godking..

      Also whenever i see “Daoist three purities name, i feel like he is 3 ppl or atleast he have 3 heads…

  2. Yep. This is all Godking’s fault. From the first pull of the rug from under Ji Ning to that ‘I kill your wife before you!’ play just kept on loading bullets into the gun…

  3. So Godking knew he screwed up badly. In a way, Demonheart can sense everyone Dao level (which allow Seamless Gate to know who breaking thru) except Ji Ning’s true body as he started training in 5 Treasures sword arts, Ning cut off all Daos. Although, the author didn’t stated whether or not Ning’s Primaltwin which can practice Dao is under Demonheart’s surveillance.

    1. Actually, I’m pretty sure Ji Ning’s Primaltwin couldn’t use any dao’s except for the Dao of the Sword. Their minds are one, so when one studies the 5 Treasures art, they all get the benefits and the costs.

    2. Uh no, Demonheart is one with the Heavenly Daos, which is what True Immortals need to comprehend in order to break through to become a Daofather. Once they comprehend a Heavenly Dao, they will then resonate with that Dao, and since Demonheart is literally part of the Heavenly Dao, he will feel that resonance. Ji Ning training in the 5 Treasures sword art has nothing to do with it, the 5 Treasures art makes you forget your comprehension of the daos, once you master it however, you can once again start training in the daos again, Ji Ning just isn’t a Daofather because he hasn’t comprehended a Heavenly Dao. If he DOES comprehend a Heavenly Dao, he will breakthrough to become a Daofather, resonating with the Heavenly Dao, alerting Demonheart of his breakthrough.

    3. Ning cut off all daos except the fao of the sword until he mastered the 5 treasures. After he mastered the 5 treasures he started to instantly regain his lost daos plus new daos.

    4. What if Ji Ning gain insight on heavenly daos from other chaos worlds. I mean he did have all the knowledge of World God Northeast right?? Because I was thinking that maybe that old demonheart could only sense the heavenly dao from both chaos world which is Pangu Chaos World and Seamless Chaos world. So what if Ji Ning got to another chaos world and gain insight there? I mean to be a True God he didn’t need to resonate with Heavenly Dao…

  4. If i was ning, i would have stood outside the seamless citidal and yelled out “you all can hate and blame me for the loss and the deaths, but i wasn’t even going to be part of this war. The only reason I’m here is because your godking didn’t keep his word. If he had I’d have been elsewhere with my dao-companion instead of kicking your asses.”

  5. So now Ning and his primaltwin both have 1st level jindans and ways to unleash that power to supress anyone on the battlefield.
    Good news for the Seamless Gate is the battles will be a lot quicker.
    Bad news is they will never be on the winning end of it.

    1. No they have 2nd level jindans. The method Ning got was to upgrade a 3rd level jindan(which is what he had) into a 2nd level jindan since there is no way to upgrade to a 1st level jindan.

      1. To get to second grade he used the rare nectar.
        The 2nd grade is unknown or secret in the three realms
        To get to 3rd grade, no one in the three realms could possibly.

      2. Did you completely skip the chapters where Ning was preparing for a month?

        The people from the ancient kingdom of Pangea simply didn’t think it was possible to upgrade to the 1st level, but when Ning’s 17 clones permanently combined together they effectively gained 1st tier Jindans. He will still need about another 100 years for his soul to properly adjust to it, but he more or less has a 1st tier Jindan now.

  6. “A true body and a Primaltwin…” Daomother Devilhand frowned as well. “Troublesome. Very troublesome. Very well…we need to go back and think on how we are going to deal with this new issue. Ask your master and the others to ponder on this as well. What should we do with this Ji Ning?”

    If only they had someone he loved hostage to bargain with him… oh wait

    1. The Seamless Gate is so addicted to the ‘Drive the Enemy Mad by killing their Family/Friends’ strategy, that they can’t even cope with when it doesn’t work.

    2. as Seamless though, Ning wouldn’t give back that golem. Especially not after them already going back on their deal…

      Could possibly convince him to sit out a few of the smaller realm wars though…

      1. They could have avoided the extreme slaughter. Ning wouldn’t have been nearly as ferocious and thus more of the Seamless Gate would have survived. Doesn’t change that the Seamless Gate would lose the fight anyway just that had the Godking honored his deal then they wouldn’t have faced such a crushing defeat.

        1. No, they couldn’t have. He would have fought just as efficiently as he did now, rage or not it didn’t really change the outcome at all. Ning isn’t one to hold back or not give his fullest just because he isn’t furious with his enemies…

      2. yes they can, Ji Ning will not going to undermoon lake if God King release Ji Ning wife
        he will not get any inheritance or jindan upgrade, skill treasure etc.
        when the war happen, he still just above average Emperian God. Look what happen to Ning before Ning clone back from undermoon lake, his power is not enough to change the war.
        Conclusion : all godking fault

          1. I am telling prove not theory.
            Within 600 years in 3 realms, ning only transform his heart and some skill upgrade, but when the war began, even if he join the war, he doesn’t have much impact to the outcome of war, may be slightly advantage, but compared to fusion between undermoon and 3 realms clones are far from enough

  7. I wonder how long it’s gonna take seamless gate to realise that the Godking really f****d up

    Shame poor Ning, he doesn’t deserve this, on th bright side he’s gonna become way more powerful…another thing that shows the Godking f****d up

  8. that heartache should be able to help him get to the fifth level of swordforce right? with all the lamentation and mourning stuff he learned before.
    thanks for the chap!

  9. I wonder what blood lotus is ?
    Bloodlotus blooms – this book’s title
    I wonder if it will be some growth like when ji ning broke through when the ji clan and the snowdragon mountain forces were fighting in the intial books of DE?

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