DE Book 37, Chapter 11

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Book 37, Flamewing God, Chapter 11 – Heading Off Soon

Vastheaven Territory. Vastheaven Palace.

Emperor Goldisle had come to visit this place once more, and both Ji Ning’s avatar and Emperor Solesky had come out to welcome him in person.

“Darknorth,” Emperor Goldisle immediately began, “I’m embarrassed to have to tell you about this.”

“Brother Goldisle, come inside and sit. We can discuss things slowly.” Ning was rather surprised; why was Emperor Goldisle professing to be ‘embarrassed’ as soon as they met?

Emperor Goldisle nodded, holding back for now. Ning and Solesky led the way for him as the three entered a secluded side-hall within Vastheaven Palace.

The three then sat down, some fine wine placed in front of each of their tables. The aroma of the wine wafted through the entire hall, but Emperor Goldisle was in no mood to relax. He shook his head and sighed, “I’m embarrassed to be telling you this, but… just today, Emperor Bloodcloud went and sought me out.”

“Bloodcloud?” Ning frowned. Emperor Bloodcloud was definitely the main pillar of the evil forces left behind by Archon Silksnow! “What, does he want to beg for mercy?” Ning asked.

“That’s where you are wrong, Darknorth.” Emperor Goldisle shook his head. “He didn’t ask for mercy. Instead, he sought to send word through the Dao Alliance to the other realmverses about something he had discovered… and by now, it’s probably made its way to all the Sixteen Realmverses Alliance.”

“Sixteen Realmverses Alliance? What’s that?” Ning was puzzled.

“A great alliance that was originally established and led by Realmslord Windgrace. It consists of the Dao Alliances of the sixteen nearest realmverses which have joined together to ensure stability, peace, and allies in the event of outside invaders. We can notify each other of various dangers or important information we discover. In times of crisis, the sixteen realmverses will be in absolute lockstep and will not fear any outside forces. Realmslord Windgrace was chosen as the paramount leader by all sixteen realmverses, and is acclaimed as the most powerful expert of the Sixteen Realmverses Alliance.”

“Realmslord Windgrace?” Ning sighed in amazement.

“The strongest in sixteen realmverses?” The nearby Emperor Solesky sighed in amazement as well. That meant he had to be far stronger than even Hegemon Brightshore.

“He’s in control of an alternate universe and is incredibly strong. During the Dawn War, he rendered incredible merits in battle and ended up in control of the terrifying Sithe war machine known was the Blacksun…” Emperor Goldisle continued, “But that’s enough about him. I’m here because of what Emperor Bloodcloud instructed our Dao Alliance to send to everyone else. This is something that will be of deep concern to you, Darknorth.”

Ning and Solesky exchanged a glance.

“What did he say?” Ning had a bad feeling already.

“Emperor Blackcloud said that it was you who hunted down Archon Silksnow, forcing him to commit suicide in the end… and that his realmship is now in your hands.” Emperor Goldisle continued, “Emperor Bloodcloud asked me to send this information outwards. As you know, the Dao Alliance is a very loose structure and has just a few basic rules. There were no grounds for me to reject this proposal… and even if he didn’t go through me, he would’ve been able to go through the numerous other Emperors who are connected to the other realmverses.”

“No need to say anything more, brother Goldisle. I understand.” Ning’s face was tight. “Give me a moment to think.”

“Yes, you do need to think this over,” Emperor Goldisle agreed, a heavy look on his face. “Now that word has been sent to all sixteen realmverses as well as the otherverse which is under Realmslord Windgrace… I’m worried that quite a few Hegemons and powerful Emperors will hasten to our Flamedragon Realmverse and try to take that realmship from you.”

Ning was lost in thought. Nasty. A truly nasty shot. Archon Silksnow was just as hard-hearted towards himself as he was towards his foes. He had never dared to reveal the secrets of the realmship prior to his passing, so why was it that Emperor Bloodcloud had found out immediately after he had died? Why was it that Emperor Bloodcloud also knew that Archon Silksnow had been hunted down by Ning and forced to commit suicide?

Who would know all these little details? Aside from Ning himself, only the deceased Archon Silksnow knew.

“Nasty move, Silksnow… so this is the final card up your sleeve to kill me?” Ning slowly shook his head. “You risked your life to delve into the Jadefire Realm, all for the purpose of trying to draw me inside and kill me… and you even came up with a final backup plan to use the realmship to kill me if you yourself could not.”

Emperor Solesky and Emperor Goldisle both looked at Ning, waiting for him to make a decision.

“Darknorth, why don’t you give the realmship up?” Emperor Solesky couldn’t help but suggest.

“Give it up?” Ning shook his head. “If I trade the realmship to others, I’ll still be in possession of a vast amount of treasure. That treasure will continue to attract greedy eyes from some other major powers…”

“Then don’t ask for any treasures at all. Just hand it over as a gift,” Emperor Solesky said.

“And why do I have to give away my treasures?” Ning shook his head, a cold smile on his lips and a chilling gleam in his eyes. He then looked at Emperor Goldisle. “Brother Goldisle, there’s something I’ll have to trouble you with.”

“Just go ahead and say the word.” Emperor Goldisle felt a bit embarrassed himself, but there had been nothing he could do; the Dao Alliance’s rules were binding! In addition, quite a few Emperors were connected to the outside world. Many of them spent their days wandering and adventuring but kept their avatars back home! Thus, it was extremely simple to ask these Emperors to help spread the word.

There was no way to stop it at all, and so Emperor Goldisle wasn’t willing to disobey the laws of the Dao Alliance.

“As you know, I’ve always wished to reverse spacetime to revive my Dao-companion.” Ning smiled. “Now that I have this realmship, I wish to use it to ask an Autarch to do just that.”

“Ask an Autarch?” Emperor Goldisle and Emperor Solesky were both stunned. They had both heard of Autarchs, but not even the majority of Hegemons were ever able to actually meet one.

“Fine.” Emperor Goldisle nodded repeatedly. “That’s a good solution. If your treasures ends up in the hands of an Autarch, nobody would be able to do anything about it! But Darknorth, I have to warn you… the Dao Alliance can only help you send the word to the Autarch as soon as possible. As for how long the Autarch will take, we can’t be sure. To Autarchs, realmships might be nice little toys, but they still won’t care enough to drop everything for one. They’d only accept your offer to ensure that the most basic laws of fairness in the universe are maintained.”

“I understand.” Ning nodded. Autarchs were at the apex of power amongst cultivators, capable of creating even otherverses with ease. When the Sithe had been defeated, the Autarchs must’ve acquired countless spoils of war. Even if that wasn’t the case, at their level these treasures really held almost no meaning for them at all.

They weren’t truly completely uncaring towards the weaker cultivators… but they couldn’t just help everyone who asked willy-nilly either! That wouldn’t be appropriate. Thus, Autarchs operated off a simple principle… if you wanted one of them to help you out, you had to pay a corresponding price, even though they themselves didn’t care about treasure per se.

“Right. I’ll go send the word now,” Emperor Goldisle said. “I’ll get you a response as soon as I can.”

“Good.” Ning felt excitement swell in his breast. He was asking a favor of an Autarch! A favor for a realmship… when would the Autarch come?

……

Word quickly spread to Realmslord Windgrace’s territory. He possessed a pre-eminent status; he was the only one in all the Sixteen Realmverses Alliance who was capable of contacting an Autarch.

“He wishes to use a realmship to ask an Autarch to revive his Dao-companion? This Daolord Darknorth is quite the romantic.” Realmslord Windgrace laughed when he heard this, then immediately helped send the word.

……

A distant region of great darkness. Within the emptiness of the void, there was an enormous triangular region with a series of dazzlingly beautiful palaces in the very center, each of which emanated specks of golden light.

At the very center was a particularly towering palace, the greatest of them all.

“Master.” An azure-robed youth who emanated the aura of eternity moved to stand respectfully outside a private room within the palace.

Inside the private room was a bald, black-robed old man who had a pair of fleshy antennae growing from the top of his head. His golden eyes were focused intently on the skull-sized round gray globe in front of him, and the countless runes and patterns the globe was covered with.

The fleshy antennae waved about above the bald old man’s head, but his eyes were filled with excitement. He gently reached out to tap the gray globe once, causing the countless patterns to instantly change and an aura of power to build.

“Still not right.” The bald old man shook his head, then reached out with his ashen white right hand to give it another tap, bringing it back into quiescence.

“Master.” A second call rang out from outside.

“Xian’er. Why are you bothering me?” Only now did the old man notice the distraction and respond.

“Realmslord Windgrace sent word that someone named Daolord Darknorth in the Flamedragon Realmverse wishes to use a realmship to ask you to help him reverse spacetime to revive his Dao-companion,” the azure-robed youth outside said respectfully.

“Another lovesick man.” The bald old man nodded. “Alright, fine. Got it. Stop bothering me, I’ll head over there soon!”

“Soon?” The youth outside the door murmured softly, “Master, the last time you said you would go ‘soon’, you delayed by over 600,000 chaos cycles…”

The bald old man’s antennae instantly begin to twist in embarrassment and irritation. “How dare you mock me, you brat! This time, it really will be soon! I’ve pretty much finished repairing this treasure. It needs just a tiny bit more work. Once I’ve finished repairing it, I’ll head over! Alright, don’t bother me again before I finish this project.’

“Alright.” The azure-robed youth had no choice but to leave, then send this response back to his good friend ‘Realmslord Windgrace’.


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65 thoughts on “DE Book 37, Chapter 11” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. Not really, given the explonential growth of timeskips. (1/200 CC to 1 CC between Heartforce and training on Water Dao which still didn’t even finish yet – other Daos will be slower yet.)

        1. Well that was obviously a joke. But 10 cc’c would still be 1000 cc for Ning since he is just sitting on the dias with his primaltwin speeding up time by 100 times. And the real time that has past since his birth is just slightly over 100 billion years.

          1. Yea, my point is that “10+ real CCs” is the logical progression of the growth of timeskips IET is having right now – it will take Ning a ton of time to master the formations given his lack of aptitude and experience in the craft.

  1. “Another lovesick man”, it really sounded like he has seen too many of them. The way he delayed for 600k chaos cycles sounded like it was ten minutes by our standards. :O

    1. “…Master, why are there little pictures of men in your grey globe?”
      “It’s a new scrying tool I developed!”
      “So their enemies they are fighting are those beasts?”
      “…Yes…now don’t disturb me, bastard’s trying to zergling rush my b…er…I need to meditate on the event happening here…”
      “Ok, don’t forget about the Darknorth matter.”
      “Ok, ok, I’ll go after the next round….”

      I don’t think he’ll be going any time soon. lol.

    1. Safe to say at that stage Ning would have died or become Auturch level himself.

      I’ll admit however that it would indeed be quite interesting to see the Auturch coming 600000 chaos cycle later expecting to find a daolord but finding an Auturch.

    1. It’s been established that while an Omega Dao at the 4th daolord step is valuable, it’s not THAT valuable. The Hegemons of the flamedragon realmverse weren’t even willing to give up a few treasures for it.

      Now, if he becomes an Eternal Emperor THEN the value of it will skyrocket to absurd proportions, since I get the feeling that EEs with an Omega Dao are rarer than even an Autarch.

      1. Well the fact that the Hegemons weren’t willing to pay that much doesn’t say that much about it’s value since this was the first time they heard about it.

        We don’t know how useful it could be to an autarch. But we know they are very rare. And considering that Autarch Awakener placed them by the side along with his godsense training dream or whatever you would call it at least indicates that he put greater value on them than he did on all the other techniques in there. And that is why I think it would help speed things up.

        But I still just said it could help make soon sooner since the offering got better.

        1. It may be the first they’ve heard of it, but they do know what it is now and determined that it wouldn’t be of that much use to somebody at the Hegemon level or above.

          Rarity does not equal value, Awakener had a Fire version available as the second place prize.

          Why does he need to make the offer better? The Autarch is just coming to fulfill the basic obligations of fair trade, they’d only move faster if it’s something they genuinely give a damn about, which going by everything we’ve seen I’d wager is nothing less than an EE version of an Omega dao or something extremely similar.

          1. @Sadd3 yeah i think the auturch will find it and the creator interesting and might increase the value of the trade but by how much idk, adding $10 to a $1000 deal won’t have much of an effect. but i do agree on it making things faster…rather than 10 chaos cycle maybe 8 or 9 lol

          2. If he’s that nuts about Sithe items….give him the Jadefire Realm. lol.
            Realm wide reconstruction project, he’ll go nuts.

  2. I’ve been thinking, for an auturch to die which could be “considered” suicide, it could Only be doing something that is beyond the autarch which could later take his life….

    And so far in the book, the only thing told that can damage an autarch is either reversing time or fighting the sithe. And if awakener fought the sithe and perished, th wont be considered suicide….

    So what if……awakener tried to reverse time? Of course they said that reversing time to revive one person wont actually kill the autarch, just going to injure him. But then what if the reason he was tring to reverse time was not just to revive one person but to do something bigger. Like reviving a whole family, or a whole clan, or even travelling back in time! Just thoughts of a wuxia junkie, lol. xD

    1. Reversing time only injures if the persons not that powerful, maybe he tried reviving his dao companion/disciples who were of hegemon level or something like that

  3. Hmm, so this funny old man will help Ji Ning revive Yu Wei, but it won’t be for another volume or two when IET decides to have him show up, and in the meantime Ji Ning will have to fend off all challengers with the knowledge that if he’s forced to give up the realmship, he’ll lose his only realistic chance of reviving Yu Wei? I like this development.

    Thanks for the chapters.

    1. I think it is highly likely that Ning will have to abandon the Realmship to survive, but that will motivate him to create those 10 “Supreme Techniques” so he can get whatever item will be able to greatly help him with the Daomerge, he will then succed in hes Daomerge and kick the living shi* out of whoever ended up with the Realmship, i think that is a very likely situation 🙂

    2. I think that having her revive would probably be the closing arc of the story, it would be a nice place to end rather than have it dragged on till it dies of lack of new things to write. Once the Autach comes, the story would probably end.

      1. Naah. Reviving Yu Wei is a major motivation, but it isn’t Ning’s sole reason for adventuring.

        Plus, given how Crimsonwave Temple ended, it won’t be unexpected to see goalposts move again.

        1. Don’t think it’s possible to set up new goalposts due to lack of chapters left until it’s complete, its like ~150-200 chapters left? unless it’s simply to end it on the note that Ji Ning can become even stronger and the writer ends it with Ji Ning reaching eternity through becoming an Eternal Emperor (i think that is highly likely).

  4. he will probably get here 10-20 chaos cycle later, by then ji ning will have mastered the 13th level of the heartsword and have hegemon level power, which will impress the auturch and take him as a disciple, and since ji ning is his disciple, he will do him one favour and revive his wife then ji ning can focus on daomerge and kicking a**

    1. I think 13 and 14 are in the same stage so the time between mastering them shouldn’t be long. So if he mastered the 13th he would probably have mastered the 14th too 😛

      1. no if i remember correctly, it has 5 stages. 1-10, 11-12, 13, 14, 15 but either ways he just a hair away from hegemon level since he can take a hegemon full power attack head on without even having to show his invulnerable form…so if he just masters one more level he will become hegemon level in power and if you are right and 13-14 one stage, thats even better.

        1. I think either 8-10 or 9-10 was one stage. But also think the ones before didn’t count in the stages but not sure. Well even without that I think his omega dao would still be what draws the autarchs interest. The tri-force tech as the azureflower estate spirit called it is not as awesome.

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