DE Book 27, Chapter 29

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Book 27, Twelve Palaces, Chapter 29 – Adventures

Ji Ning and the others were very careful. However, the Nine Godstars sect had sent out dozens of Daolords of the First Step to keep watch over the place, with the goal of preventing some truly dazzlingly talented World-level cultivators from being surrounded, trapped, and killed. These Daolords had all broken through via usage of Pseudo Samsara Pills.

These Daolords of the First Step were scattered across the local territories, keeping a secret look out for particularly dazzling and talented World-level cultivators. If they found one, they would be permitted to return to the sect in advance.

When roaming, they would actively emanate their Samsara Daolord auras, making it so that the World-level cultivators would not dare to act against them. There was a significant difference in power between them and Samsara Daolords, after all! Ji Ning, for example, would probably be merely a match for Daolords of the First Step if he was relying solely on his sword-arts. It was thanks to the azureflower mist energy strengthening his body and making it comparable to a Daolord’s that he was able to rise above them in power.

Firesurge, Greatjoy, and the others had their own divine abilities and secret arts as well.

Generally speaking, it was very difficult to rely on mere divine abilities to defeat those at a completely different level. The [Fogstone Apocalypse] was a very good example of a divine ability that didn’t qualify! Only some truly, devastatingly powerful divine abilities would do the trick, such as the [Five Seals Sword Dao] of Emperor Mirrorsnow. Alas, there was no way for Ning to use it.

……

Mighty divine abilities, secret arts, powerful innate gifts like Skyfire’s, supportive techniques like Ning’s azureflower mist energy… this was what was needed, along with ridiculously profound insights into the Dao, for a World-level cultivator to be able to slay a Daolord of the First Step! And of course, not even the likes of Bertulu would be able to slay a Daolord of the Second Step.

Thus, it was generally quite safe for Daolords of the First Step to be used to patrol most territories.

But of course, the Nine Godstars sect naturally would keep this type of mission a secret. Those World-level cultivators all believed that the only way to succeed was by killing a thousand of their peers, which was why they remained as berserk as ever.

“Damn.”

Sixteen years after they entered the sphere of influence of the Nine Godstars sect.

Ning and the others were in an empty part of space. They exchanged glances with each other, their faces grim.

“Greatjoy, you were a bit rash this time.” Heartlord Solewind had a rather ugly look on his face as he stared at the magic treasures and suits of armor floating in front of them.

“We had no other options! When we refused to follow that Daolord of the First Step, he tried to abduct us by force. You know that we cannot reveal our true identities.” Prince Greatjoy had an ugly look on his face as well as he spoke mentally to the other four. “We lied to him and told him that we are members of other sects, but he completely ignored us. We had no choice but to kill him!”

“We killed a Daolord of the Nine Godstars sect. Even though he was merely a Daolord of the First Step… I’m sure that the Nine Godstars sect has already found out and is sending people to investigate.” Firesurge was worried as well.

Ning and Skyfire both had solemn looks on their faces as well.

What were they to do?

The actual killing had been quite enjoyable. That Daolord of the First Step had been courting death, acting and speaking in such a dominating manner towards them. Any of the five were capable of slaughtering that Daolord! But in the end, it had been Prince Greatjoy who punched out with a fist and completely crushed him to death!

“We had no other options, but don’t worry,” Prince Greatjoy sent. “Although the Nine Godstars sect would immediately be notified of his death, it’ll take them some time for their investigators to be sent out and to arrive at this place.”

“And… they can forget about discovering anything.” Prince Greatjoy’s eyes were as cold as ice. “Give me one hour. I will completely scramble spacetime here and make it impossible for them to invert the flow of time, unless they bring someone who is ten times more skilled than myself in the Dao of Spacetime.”

“Alright.” Ning and the others felt stunned. Right. Greatjoy had reached a tremendously high level of skill in the Dao of Spacetime. If he was to scramble spacetime in the surrounding area, it would be difficult for even the Nine Godstars sect to find out what had happened here. At the very least, it would buy them some time.

Ugh. They had been doing their best to be low-key, but it was impossible for them to completely avoid showing at least part of their true power when they had to deal with so many ambushes. In addition, they had no idea that there were Daolords patrolling about in secret. In the end, one of them actually chased the five of them down. The five didn’t dare to actually go visit the Nine Godstars sect, as once their identities were revealed they would quite possibly face annihilation.

……

Ning’s group destroyed all the evidence at the scene and scrambled spacetime, then transformed into different appearances. They even summoned quite a few World-level retainers and servants from their estate-worlds, then continued to venture forth in a nine-cultivator squad.

Things happened just as they had predicted.

Roughly two years later, a Daolord of the Third Step from the Nine Godstars sect arrived in the place where they had slain the first Daolord. Given how powerful the Nine Godstars sect was, for them to calculate where their Daolord had died was an easy task! But of course, to actually divine the identity of the killer was virtually impossible. When World God Northrest had died, there had been no way for Vastheaven Palace to divine who had done it. They had to have more variables to work with in order to lower the difficulty of the Numerancy divination.

“Eh?”

“Spacetime has been scrambled here.” When the Daolord of the Third Step sought to reverse the flow of time and see what had happened, all he saw was a field of completely distorted and chaotic spacetime. There was no way to investigate at all.

“Did that servant of mine offend a major power who was skilled in the Dao of Spacetime?” The Daolord murmured to himself, “Perhaps my servant offended him, resulting in my servant being killed… and yet, that major power did not wish to become an enemy of our Nine Godstars sect… and so he scrambled spacetime here?”

Daolords who walked the Dao of Spacetime were notoriously tough to deal with. When this Daolord of the Third Step realized that spacetime had been completely scrambled here, he couldn’t help but feel sour about this matter.

……

In the end, the Nine Godstars sect was still the most dominating force in the hundreds of nearby territories. How could they possibly just let this matter come to an end?

However, if they wanted to get to the bottom of this matter they would have to invite a true master of the Dao of Spacetime to head out from their headquarters and investigate in person. The entire sect, however, only had two Daolords who were skilled in the Dao of Spacetime. One was a Daolord of the Second Step, while the other was a venerable figure who had reached the Verge of the Daomerge and was the third most respected figure of the entire sect.

The Daolord of the Second Step wasn’t willing to take the risk, whereas there was no one capable of giving orders to the Verge-level Daolord. Thus, more than a hundred years passed before the latter finally decided to head out and take a look.

“What’s this?!” When this mighty Daolord unscrambled spacetime, he was immediately shocked and stunned by what he discovered.

“Five World-level cultivators? One of them attacked and slew a Daolord of the First Step with a single blow?” This Daolord was stunned. “Where the hell did these freaks come from? Although I wasn’t able to see how strong the other four were, this one is incredibly strong. And… judging from how he scrambled spacetime, he has to be an extremely skilled master of the Dao of Spacetime.”

“Where the hell did they come from?”

Not even the entire Nine Godstars sect had a single disciple who was this freakishly talented!

There was no way for him to know, of course, that this man was an honorary disciple of an almighty Hegemon in a different universe and one of the most elite members of the Brightshore Kingdom. The Nine Godstars sect was nothing compared to the Brightshore Kingdom! It must be understood that the Brightshore Kingdom had entire squads of freakishly strong Daolords who were comparable to Eternal Emperors.

“We have to find and recruit this person into our Nine Godstars sect. I’ll chase him down!”

He gave the order, and the entire Nine Godstars sect sprang into action. He truly would have loved to take on such a freakishly talented disciple. He himself walked the Dao of Spacetime, and it was incredibly rare for him to encounter someone of such talent who walked his Dao. Alas, by this point in time Ning’s group of five had long ago escaped from the Nine Godstars sect’s sphere of influence.

……

The Nine Godstars sect was extremely influential in their local cluster of several hundred territories, but beyond that their influence and power dropped rapidly.

Aside from their slaying of that Daolord of the First Step, Ning’s group encountered another extremely dangerous situation during their journey. Ning’s group accidentally ran into a nation of Aberrants that was wandering the primordial chaos. That nation of Aberrants was actually established atop the shell of an utterly enormous turtle, and the turtle-like creature was clearly in a state of hibernation, slumbering as it drifted through the void of space.

This part of the journey should’ve been a safe one. Who would’ve thought that they’d run into such an unusual nation? Ning’s group ran into this nation by accident, and they were immediately attacked by one of those Aberrants which sought to eat them alive. Ning’s group was forced to fight back, which only attracted the attention of even more of those Aberrants.

Fortunately, that giant slumbering turtle did not wake up. Ning and the others all had the feeling that the turtle’s aura was utterly terrifying. Once it woke up, it would be incredibly easy for it to kill all five of them. No matter what they would’ve tried, they still probably wouldn’t have been able to survive the slumbering turtle’s attack.

In the end, Ning and the others joined forces and managed to just barely escape. From start to finish, they didn’t dare to actually kill so much as a single one of those Aberrants, for fear of stirring the hornet’s nest and waking that giant turtle.

……

Aside from the Nine Godstars sect and the titanic turtle, the other problems they encountered were largely irrelevant.

“The Archaeus region. We’ve finally arrived.”

Ning’s group of five stood in the air, staring off into the distance. In front of them was a region filled with countless roiling clouds that flickered with violet light. This gigantic region covered by clouds was the Archaeus region! But of course, this was nothing more than the tip of the iceberg, a miniscule part of the massive, actual region. None of them even knew exactly how far off the Archaeus region stretched.

After journeying for 1605 years, Ning’s group had finally reached the Archaeus region.


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63 thoughts on “DE Book 27, Chapter 29” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Since we haven’t gotten new chapters in a bit (not complaining, just stating) I went back to reread some of DE. This thought just struck me though…what would Ji Ning’s parents think of him now…i mean, i don’t even know if they were aware of Nuwa, let alone her level of power. When Ji Ning brings them back (if) wouldn’t they be like wtf man, how strong are you now. I’m pretty sure the 3 realms doesn’t even know about the level beyond World God, let alone seen someone as powerful as one….

      1. They already know.. since Ji Nings clone is guarding the outside perimeter of the nuwa/pangu chaos world

        he cant go inside because of the oath with vastheaven palace

        but Subhuti and others can go to Ji ning and chat.. also Ji Ning can give them legacies that can be teach and not restricted with lifebound oaths 🙂

        ..the next time the True Ji Ning visit the pangu chaosworld he will be surprised to see so many Elder God / Chaos God or maybe even a few World God Level cultivator

    1. A chaos cycle was defined as “COUNTLESS TRILLIONS of years” (found in B20ch33).

      If you are wondering why not or should Ning ask the Hegemon to ‘beam’ him to VP, scroll back and read the comments of the last few chapters for the discussions. 🙂

      1. hahaha, yeah, he found a hole between the alternate (novel) universes and took the opportunity to escape from Meng Hao. I can almost hear him say with pride “isn’t the patriarch the cleverest” xD

      2. LOL, all so true, Patriarch Reliance was who I thought of too.

        But on a serious note, as a comparison, even had it been Patriarch Reliance, Ning’s group would not be so flustered bc Patriarch Reliance would die from a single blow from any of these 5 WGs. The power level of each WG in Ning’s group seems vastly more powerful than Meng Hao’s level was at around chapter 1220 (I’m behind (;_;) , should binge).

        1. I believe Meng Hao is already nearly at the power of a half-step Transcendent which may be this universe’s equivalent of an Eternal Lord.

  1. So, for the entire book we’ve had IET writing ji ning was comparable to a daolord of the first step. Then, in the trials it was stated that he could battle daolords of the second step. And that was with insights alone. And now, suddenly, he’s back to the first step? Even with treasures? Really?

    1. Eh? No, he’s able to SLAY a Daolord of the first step now!

      Mighty divine abilities, secret arts, powerful innate gifts like Skyfire’s, supportive techniques like Ning’s azureflower mist energy… this was what was needed, along with ridiculously profound insights into the Dao, for a World-level cultivator to be able to slay a Daolord of the First Step! And of course, not even the likes of Bertulu would be able to slay a Daolord of the Second Step.

      1. I agree with RWX and to further add to the post, Ning and the other 4 are as strong as second step daolord and can kill daolords of the first step. What they were saying was excluding the azuremist energy Ning would only be as powerful as a daolord of the first step and that is because of his dao. However with the Azuremist energy he has the body of a daolord and because of his powerful dao, he has the strength of a second step daolord.

        This is actually a big improvement for Ning, because in the beginning when he became a WG, he had the power of a first step daolord simply because of the azuremist energy and hence was able to kill Arroyo a transcendent WG with powerful treasures and a supreme WG with powerful treasures at the same time. However in terms of dao Ning was horrible and it was basically his weakness. Then during his journey to Vastheaven place his insights into the dao increased and then in Astral Islands he quickly increased his insight to that of a master class WG and then in his time in Astral islands he became powerful enough where just with his dao he was comparable to a supreme WG even without eternal weapons. And then in Sword palace he improved his dao much more and now his dao is strong enough to compare with daolords of the second step and since he already had a body of a daolord because of the azuremist energy, Ning’s overall strength is that of a daolord of the second step.

    2. It’s almost a standard progression now:
      “Holding out for a bit vs [Rank]” -> “Comparable to [Rank]” -> “Capable of slaying [Rank]”

  2. Ning’s group destroyed all the evidence at the scene and scrambled spacetime, then transformed into different appearances. They even summoned quite a few World-level retainers and servants from their estate-worlds, then continued to venture forth in a nine-cultivator squad.

    Umm? RWX ,I THINK U MADE A MISTAKE.RETAINERS CANNOT COMEOUT CAN THEY.? OR IS IT SPECIFIC TO ARCHAIC REGION?

    1. Specific to the Archaeus Region. No one without the medallion can be inside of the Archaeus Region, but everywhere else in the Universe is fair game.

    1. They are ahead by 100 years so that daolord is not catching up. Only part I see the problem is the return journey from Archaic region, Ning and co. has to come back through all these territories back to the place where they can go back to their universe.

        1. The problem is that they can’t become daolords and if they become daolords they are stuck in this universe. So basically they have to stay as a WL, and as a result I don’t see them being at close to 4th step daolord and even 3rd step daolord is a stretch. Only one that I can see maybe being comparable to daolord 3rd step is Ning if he develops the other 4 stances of brightmoon sword arts just like Yin Yang stance and then uses them fluently with each other, in that case Ning might reach the power level of a daolord 3rd step but aside from that I don’t see anyone else reaching daolord of 3rd step power without becoming a daolord.

          1. that’s exactly the thing. ning’s got 4 more stances to develop and who knows maybe other guys have the same complicated parts. if ning is going for 5 ultimate daos then why other 4 guys cant have at least 2-3. and of course i forgot to mention that he can learn alchemy from fatty retainer because his guys cant come out in The Archaeus region. and that means in Ning gaining some insights which helps him in utilizing novessence thunder.

          2. To Velast
            Being comparable to daolord of the 3rd step while being only a WG is like impossible as both Bertulu and Eastcult are not at that level and they are the top 2 geniuses that is why I don’t see them improving too much. At max I see Ning being comparable to daolord of the 3rd step, but others not really.
            Also ultimate daos are not easy just because Ning is doing 5 doesn’t mean others will be able to do a lot. 1 ultimate dao is a big deal and not everyone is on that level. For comparison the strongest daolord out of the 12 palaces is the verge daolord from saber palace and he only managed to make 3 ultimate daos which enabled him to beat a eternal emperor with only 3 strikes. I don’t see others magically reaching that level and I am not even sure if he was comparable to daolord of the 3rd step while being a WG as there has never been anyone mentioned that was able to do that.
            So to me 4th step daolord is not happening at all, 3rd step daolord maybe Ning but others don’t see it, actually I expect Ning to be at 3rd step daolord level with 5 ultimate daos as he is already reached 705 steps but it will be hard as neither Bertultu nor Eastcult were able to do this.

  3. if I did my math right, then this is chapter 932 out of 1450… also idk how yall do this.. when I have js on the lag is crippling. I had to write this in goigle search, then coppy it over ’cause I couldnt get past 2 words without it freezing for a long time.

  4. Ning wasent at a bottelneck in his cultivation, and it has been 1605 years since they leaved their univrse. So how much stronger has he become?

    1. Yeah but he wasn’t training as he was travelling nor was he using the temporal device. Don’t see Ning improve much. Only time when I could see him training was if he was waiting for a teleportation device so he had to stay in one place and at that time he can train with temporal device but most of the time he was just travelling.

      1. He dosent need much of his attention to travel, so he can train while being on the move. Not to mention that his clones can train too, and they share a mind, so everything they learn he learns.

        1. Oh yeah the clones can train but they are in different universe so the other clones don’t have the memory of this clone just like how it was for Ning in Undermoon lake. Also this clone has the temporal treasures so the other clones can’t use it as a result Ning really did not have too much time to train like he did in the sword palace. Ning can train while in the move but he is not using temporal device, that is a big difference. With Temporal device Ning is training 100 times faster so it makes a big difference not being able to use the temporal device.

          1. This post is for TheEKPrimo, 1605 years is like Ning training for 16 years only. Ning trains using 100 times the normal speed, 1605 is basically 16 years and don’t see him improve too much in 16 years.

    1. 2 chapters a day and the translator takes a day break after finishing a book. However this time he is late as he took a break on sunday and was supposed to post a chapter on Monday but still has not posted a chapter. Also he owes us 2 chapters for missing a day of release. Either way he usually delivers so expect lot of chapters pretty soon.

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