DE Book 23, Chapter 9

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Book 23, Endwar, Chapter 9 – Immortal Ascent

“When I fled from the Three Realms,” the Lord of All Fiends said with a sigh, “I found myself lost within the vast primordial chaos. I had no idea where I was supposed to go, so I randomly chose a direction and started to move.”

Back then, the Lord of All Fiends didn’t have any detailed star maps; he had no idea that a spatial vortex tunnel existed which led out of the Three Realms.

“The endless primordial chaos is filled with countless dangers.”

“I was very lucky in that I am skilled in staying alive, and I was also quite careful. That’s the only reason I was able to survive for so long. Otherwise, I would’ve died there long ago.” As the Lord of All Fiends spoke, the other major powers all listened to him. In the past, he had never been willing to divulge anything pertaining to his experiences wandering the primordial chaos.

“Afterwards, I was lucky enough to encounter an estate that should have been left behind by some ancient, powerful figure.” The Lord of All Fiends continued, “I even discovered an entire major world there. I imagine that only World Gods and Chaos Immortals are capable of establishing a major world within the primordial chaos.”

The Daofathers of the Three Realms were generally capable of establishing major worlds, but that was only within the Three Realms!

Those created major worlds depended on the Worldheart of the Three Realms to exist. Without the Worldheart, the entire Three Realms would collapse and fall apart. The Crimsonbright world, the Xuanwu world, the Crescent world…none of them could survive on their own. The ruinous power of the primordial chaos would destroy everything! To build a major world within the primordial chaos was incredibly difficult. Some particularly formidable Elder Gods and Ancestral Immortals might be capable of it, but less than one in ten thousand would have that ability.

Daofather Fuju, for example, was strong enough to do so, but that was only because he had been possessed by World God Northrest, who stood at the very highest peak of power amongst World Gods. That was why he had been able to establish Undermoon Lake with ease.

“Although it was a major world, it was still just a few tens of millions of kilometers around; hardly enough for all of us to survive and flourish,” the Lord of All Fiends said. “When I adventured through the primordial chaos, Bloodswan travelled by my side as we risked our lives together. He took a liking to that estate world, preferring it to the Three Realms. Thus, he decided to take up residence there.”

“I decided to stay there with him. Every so often, I’d go back to take a look at the Three Realms. When I did, I did it in a way that ensured that Nuwa wouldn’t notice.”

“Finally, the day came when Nuwa left the Three Realms. I waited a fairly long period of time after she left before returning to the Three Realms with all of you in tow. By then the Nuwa Alliance clearly no longer wished to battle with us, and so they let us back inside.” The Lord of All Fiends laughed. “Afterwards, we ended up finding Blackheaven! I acquired his golem-making skills as well as certain techniques that could be used for rearing bugbeasts.”

“The art of golem-making requires many skilled artificers, but the art of rearing bugbeasts does not. The only thing you need is time; given enough time, the bugbeasts will naturally grow and evolve.” The Lord of All Fiends laughed. “And so, I let Bloodswan help me out. For all these countless years, Bloodswan has been training in that estate-world in the primordial chaos. In doing so, he also kept an eye on my bugbeasts. Last time, when I paid him a visit, I realized that he reached the overlord level.”

“I always felt that Bloodswan was a determined and decisive man.” Keeper Everwood nodded. “When I heard that you lost your life while adventuring in the primordial chaos alongside your master, I felt saddened for a long period of time. Now that I know that you are still alive, I’m absolutely delighted.”

“Bloodswan, congratulations.” Daomother Devilhand looked at him as well.

Devilhand was known by all as a devil amongst devils. Of the mortal geniuses who had risen to prominence in the Seamless Chaosworld, the one she had favored the most was Bloodswan! Bloodswan was a true devil as well. However, he was an excessively solitary figure who hated the company of others. During the era of the Seamless Chaosworld, the black-robed Godking and Bloodswan had been considered equals amongst the younger generation of cultivators. The Godking had became apprenticed to Demonheart, whereas Bloodswan had decided to join the equally solitary Windfiend.

“Damn.” The Godking felt aggrieved and stifled.

Keeper Everwood and Daomother Devilhand had long ago stood at the very peak of power in the Seamless Chaosworld. Bloodswan, however, had grown up at the same time that the Godking had. He had always treated Bloodswan as a rival, but a rival who he had always been superior to! But now, Bloodswan had actually become an overlord? This caused him to feel extremely unhappy. Bloodswan’s original name was Stoneswan, and he had been on fairly good terms with the Godking.

However, eventually they parted ways due to their different temperaments.

Both were devils! The former delighted in toying with the hearts of others, while the other was an extremely solitary who abstained from the rest of the world, holding all in contempt.

“Master,” Daofather Bloodswan said respectfully, “I’ve returned before the Endwar as promised. However, after this war concludes, I intend to head towards that spatial vortex tunnel.”

The Seamless Gate had also acquired a number of star maps and thus knew about the existence of the spatial vortex tunnel.

“I knew we wouldn’t be able to keep you forever.” The Lord of All Fiends nodded. “Indeed, only by passing through that tunnel shall you be able to enter the vaster world outside.”

“Right.” Daofather Bloodswan nodded.

The black-robed Godking now felt even more unhappy. This solitary idiot was now putting on airs of ‘wanting to visit the greater world’? He, the Godking, was planning to become the leader of the Three Realms!

“Stoneswan.” The black-robed Godking forced out a laugh, managing to make it sound very genuine and loud. “Now that you’ve become an overlord, our side has gained yet another powerful combatant. However, I need to warn you that your information might be a bit out of date. The Nuwa Alliance has gained another extremely formidable combatant as well…Sword Immortal Darknorth, Ji Ning. He has trained for less than a thousand years but has already become an overlord.”

“Oh?” Bloodswan’s eyes lit up. “He’s that incredible? The chance to face an opponent like him is truly exciting.” His eyes were actually turning slightly bloodshot with excitement.

……

The Shennong world’s Realmwar had come to an end!

Both sides began to mobilize their armies in their various major worlds and Realms as they gathered their forces….

Ever since the battle for the Deerchaser major world, the Nuwa Alliance’s morale had been sky-high. They won most of the remaining Realmwars, and they had also won the recently-concluded Shennong Realmwar!

…….

The Humanworld of Yu the Great. The Allclans Palace.

The various major powers had all gathered together here.

“The Seamless Gate has begun to mobilize their forces spread throughout their worlds.” Daoist Three Purities was seated up high as he spoke in an icy voice. “Clearly, their many defeats have caused them to grow anxious. They wish to gather their remaining forces and launch the final battle for karmic luck.”

All the major powers seated below him felt their hearts clench.

Had the day finally arrived?

“If they wish to fight, then let us fight. Fight them to the death. Fight them to their deaths!” Exalted Celestial Thundergod crushed the winecup in his hands as he bellowed loudly.

“Even though they have allied with the Primordial Ruinworld, they still are not a match for us.” Houyi, also seated in one of the high seats, spoke in a calm voice.

“Either they die or we die. There are no other choices. We have only one option before us: To completely wipe them all out!” Kuafu bellowed in an even louder voice than Thundergod.

All of the more irascible Fiendgods present felt their blood begin to boil. Ning’s own eyes flashed with sharp light as well.

Nothing in the world would ever proceed exactly as planned or desired! Still…it didn’t matter. He had already mastered his [Starseizing Hand] and had dramatically improved his sword-arts. It was more than enough for him to go to the field of battle and slaughter his foes.

“By my decree,” Daoist Three Purities boomed out, “All major powers shall mobilize their armies of Immortals and Fiendgods and send them to the Humanworld of Yu the Great. Prepare for the final battle!”

“Good.”

“Good.”

“Fight!”

Killing light flashed through the eyes of all the major powers. This was total war. Personal survival no longer mattered. They knew that even if they were able to win this war, it was very likely that many of them would perish in the process. It was likely that many of their old friends would perish before everything was said and done. Perhaps they themselves would also pass away. And so…their only choice was to kill! To kill as many of the foes as they could so that more of their friends would be able to survive.

……

“By my word, everyone is to immediately assemble at the Crimsonbright major world.” In the Grand Xia, the Xia Emperor was giving an order to the many Immortals and Fiends who had assembled before him.

“Let’s go.”

The skies above the Grand Xia Palace split asunder, revealing an enormous passageway. The many Immortals and Fiendgods all entered the passageway, heading towards the Crimsonbright world.

All of the armies under the command of the Crimsonbright Realm were mobilizing.

After assembling at the Crimsonbright world, they would head together to the Humanworld of Yu the Great.

The Three Realms shuddered as the flames of war burned ever brighter.

As for Ji Ning, his true body remained within that mountain village of mortals. The village remained as calm as ever.

“They probably have no idea.” Ning was seated by the side of a pond, fishing rod in hand. He turned his head to stare at the chimney smoke coming from the distant mountain village, then let out a sigh. “A great battle is about to begin…and this battle may well impact every single major world.”

This was the final, life-and-death struggle between the two major alliances. Both sides would hold back and do their best not to wreck the Three Realms, but some collateral damage was unavoidable. It was also possible that when one side saw no hope of victory, it might decide to wreck the Three Realms out of spite.

“Water flows on in a turbulent stream, capable of supporting a boat but also capable of capsizing it. But if the boat is too big…the water can only endure…” Ning was murmuring to himself, but he suddenly came to a halt as a light flashed in his mind.

BOOM!

The skies above Ning suddenly began to shudder as the aura of the Heavenly Daos descended upon the village pond, causing all of the denizens of the village to stare in utter terror. Faced with the terrifying aura of the Heavenly Daos, they all uncontrollably fell to their knees. Right at this moment, they saw the white-robed youth suddenly soar into the skies.

Laughing loudly, Ji Ning tossed the fishing rod aside and soared into the skies.

“An Immortal!!!” The village dwellers all repeatedly pressed their heads against the ground.


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72 thoughts on “DE Book 23, Chapter 9” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. I laughed loudly too, Ji Ning. I kind of want to see the villagers’ reactions after this, especially the grandma who kicked his door xD
      Surely I can’t be the only one who enjoys reading about mortals in Xianxia every once in a while, they’re quite fun and their days are eventful. Unlike cultivators who go on for hundreds of years without even moving an inch.

      1. Yeah it’s fun. Have really wanted to see some of that here. But the five years were almost completely skipped… Like it’s been five years but you still look like your 20 (or whatever age he looks like). What’s your secret, is it the fish?

      1. They can probably choose their appearance at will (I’M pretty sure all of them could appear as youth is they wished too, at worst they would need some item easy to find at their level).

        Another point is that, by their standards, Ji Ning is a youth. Even if he is at the overlord level, he is less than a thousand years old. Even at the Daofather level, for the ones who started at the bottom, most were only Earth or Celestial Immortal at this age.

    1. He progressed too fast. Also, earlier in the story the younger you looked the more frightening you were as that meant you obtained power at a young age making you a genius.

    2. “Youth” doesn’t necessarily mean 8 years old, okay? He could look 20-ish and still be described as a youth.
      Of course he doesn’t look the same as he did when he broke through to become a xiantian lifeform, that would be ridiculous.

      1. I’m almost sure that he look like a 18-20 years old. (It was the appearance he had when he was with Ninelotus but I don’t remember any physical change since thins point if not for the furs replaced by white/black robes.

      1. No it doesn’t. they are two different paths of cultivation. He needs enlightenment in his fiendgod tec to become an elder god. The power classification is the same tho.

  1. Since Ji Ning is now a dao father with a jin dan equivalent to a first class, does it mean that he’s officially as strong or stronger than regular elder gods?

      1. From what I remember there is no way to upgrade one’s Jindan to First Tier after forming it as of yet in the story. And it was with the help of a World God to converge the energy of an entire Major World at the end of the Celestial Tribulation to gain a First Tier Jindan, not anything to do with a Worldheart, from the explanation that was given earlier in the story.

    1. First Tier Jindan Ancestral Immortals, or Daofathers as the denizens of the Three Realms call them, are equivalent to Elder Gods, given that they have the same level of insight. Second and Third Tier Jindan Ancestral Immortals are, in turn, equivalent to Half-Step Elder Gods and True Gods respectively. Also, a First Tier Jindan Pure Yang True Immortal is equivalent to a True God or Third Tier Jindan Ancestral Immortal, which is why they thought Ji Ning was a Daofather. Hope this clears things out for you.

    1. Nope. It’s impossible to go from a Tier 2 Jindan to a Tier 1, only from Tier 3 to 2. Even if it was possible, by the time he gets the technique, it would be useless, as he already has the equivalent of one, and the resources needed to fill the gap between Tier 2 and Tier 1 would be huge, possibly hundreds or thousands of times more than those used from Tier 3 to Tier 2. Just getting it at the Celestial level would need a World Heart, forget about 18 of them at the Ancestral level. It wouldn’t even remotedly be worth it at all. He’s already op at his own level, not accounting the fact he’ll probably reach the 6th stage in both Swordforce and Heartforce before the World God/Chaos Immortal level. He’s good to go for a good while, imo ?

      1. You do not need a world heart to get Tier 1 Jindan. That would get you Tier 0 Jindan or something like that.
        To get Tier 1 Jindan, you have to use a prisonworld-sized world as your furnace, which is only possible with the assistance of a Chaos Immortal.
        Book 19, Chapter 29.

        1. Mmm, maybe you’re right. Still, even then if you have to refine a prisonworld-sized world to get a single Tier 1 at the Celestial Immortal Level, then we can assume it’d take more or less 1 World Heart to get one at the True Immortal Realm. Multiply that by a thousand or so at the Ancestral Immortal Realmx18 to get the amount needed for Ji Ning to have enough to get a “Tier 0” Jindan at this point, if it even exists. (Can the Jindan even hold that much energy at that Realm?) Consider that there’s only about 800 Chaosworlds recorded on the Nuwa Alliance’s Starmap, far from 18 000. Even if he found enough he’d have to destroy all of them in the process while possibly making ennemies of at least a few thousand Chaos Immortals/World Gods which would at least include a few elite ones which even he wouldn’t be able to face before reaching the same level, and that would again multiply the amount of resources needed. And he probably wouldn’t bring himself to do it in any case. In short, it’d probably never happen except he gets a Super Mega Ultra rare thing to replace them. Oh god. Now that I’ve said it, his mega plot-armor is going to activate in the next few volumes and he’ll get one, godamnit x’)

  2. I can’t recall are elder gods=ancient immortals?

    like empyreangod-truegod-eldergod-worldgod right?
    so pure yang-daofather-ancient immortal-chaos immortal?

    I’m so confused.

      1. Not quite correct; Daofather is a tern used for Ancestral Immortals in the Three Realms in general while tier of Jindan doesn’t matter. I’m quite sure that even in the outside world, they do not change the main bulk-name of Ancestral Immortal just because one is a first and other second tier. They simmply add ‘a first tier Ancestral Immortal’. 🙂

        1. Yes tier doesn’t matter in Three Realms because they only have tier 3 and no knowledge that tiers even exist. Which makes sense since they haven’t had much contact with the outside much less another world god or chaos immortal to help them or even tell them “hey you guys are weak compared to other ppl, lemme teach you about the jindan tiers”

    1. Outside three realms with 1st Tier Jindan:
      Celestial Immortal=Empyrean God
      Pure Yang True Immortal=True God
      Ancestral Immortal=Elder God
      Chaos Immortal=World God

      Inside three realms with 3rd Tier Jindan:
      Celestial Immortal=weakest after tibulation
      Pure Yang True Immortal=Empyrean God
      Daofather of Great Firmament=True God
      Strongest in Three realms=Elder God

      (I don’t know what will happen to a 3rd tier Chaos Immortal whether it is comparable to a World God, but the fact I remember in this novel was that, “Chaos Immortal, even the weakest, can obliterate an Elder God with a flick of it’s finger.” So, I don’t know, sorry)

  3. So why is Xuanwu not an eldergod? In chinese myth isnt he like on the level of the ancestor dragon/phoenix or is he only in the level of the second generation like the Bi-an tiger? Is it because Gongong got the heavenly dao of water? Or is Xuanwu an aspect or maybe a son of Gongong?

  4. Thanks for the chapter.
    A Daofather so soon in book 23? I wonder what he will get later? Sword World stage Swordforce? Stage five Heartforce?
    Stage five Swordforce is called Sword God, is it the same for Heartforce?

    1. “Water flows on in a turbulent stream, capable of supporting a boat but also capable of capsizing it. But if the boat is too big…the water can only endure…” Ning was murmuring to himself, but he suddenly came to a halt as a light flashed in his mind.

      BOOM!”

      For now i`d say,
      Baam Daofather “JUNGE” !!!, (my reaktion),
      a little to easy and timely though if you ask me, but well its the way of the immortal
      -> fate(the autor) has it(his) powerfull claws on him:).

  5. “I’m so excited to fight him…” rethink that bro cuz he just became a ancestor immortal that’s akin to a first tier one.

    The only people who are basically his match now are windfiend Suiren and Everwood. Maybe the recent Buddhist elder god. If he can break through to become an elder god as well, well let’s just say no one will be his match in The three realms. Windfiend maybe, but no one else.

    Hopefully next chapter he kicks some ass in the prison world and maybe finds out one or two more live saving techniques, or something to make him become and elder god. Let’s get this war started.

    Also in agreement with one of the comments above, ^ yes it is fun reading about the mortals once in a while. So interesting seeing their pov about immortals lol. Like when he was sword training.

    (Also did Redsnow break through yet or nah? Taking his sweet ass time) lol

  6. A first Tier Pure Yang Immortal became a first tier Daofather of Great Firmament/ Ancestral Immortal?! I wonder what will happen when he became a Chaos Immortal….

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