DE Book 37, Chapter 25

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Book 37, Flamewing God, Chapter 25 – Time Flows Like Water, the Three Realms Perish

To cultivators, their weapons and their armor were their most valuable possessions. Generally speaking, when cultivators spoke of ‘trading treasures’ or ‘handing over treasures’, they were excluding the weapons and armor which they normally used! A Universe weapon which acknowledged you and was a good fit for you… such a treasure was incredibly hard to find. And how much blood and effort would have to be poured into a suit of Lifeblood armor, allowing it to grow over the aeons?

Other treasures might be valuable, but the loss of them would not have too much of an impact on Hegemon Winterflame’s actual level of power. It would’ve hurt, but he would’ve bit his tongue and accepted. His weapons and his armor? Once those were lost, his power would dramatically drop.

“Yes, I want both.” Ning looked at him. “I want all of your treasures! You must hand over every last drop of chaos nectar and every last chaos jewel, to say nothing of your Universe treasures.”

“Y-y-you…!” Hegemon Winterflame was absolutely livid.

“Are you handing them over or not?” Ning looked at him.

“Impossible! How could I give you my armaments?” Hegemon Winterflame glared furiously at Ning. “I’ve already lowered my head before you, but you push me too far. Hmph. Do you really think I’m afraid of you? I can simply sit in this tunnel without moving, and your control over the mechanisms will be of no use to you. There can’t be that many which are capable of actually trapping and/or killing Hegemons. I refuse to believe one of them is right next to me.”

“There’s nothing you can do to me! If push comes to shove, I’ll just stay here for 108,000 chaos cycles. Let’s see if you’ll survive past that date!” Hegemon Winterflame glared at Ning.

“Don’t worry. If I fail my Daomerge and perish, I’ll pass the control techniques over to others and require them to swear oaths to never release you,” Ning said with a laugh.

“Then let us wait and see!” Hegemon Winterflame’s face was ruddy with rage.

“Excellent. Honestly, I don’t even care about your piddling treasures. Brother Azurefiend, let’s go.” Ning turned and immediately walked towards his realmship. Azurefiend smirked coldly as he glanced at Winterflame, then joined Whitethaw in walking towards the realmship.

“Azurefiend, you aren’t worthy of looking down upon me, you craven. No matter how ‘shameless’ I am, I, Winterflame, would never lower myself to becoming a retainer to a Daolord,” Winterflame said mockingly.

“Winterflame… by my decree, you shall be trapped here forever until the day you perish!” Ning came to a halt, turned and said these words, then entered the realmship.

“Let’s see if I die first or if you die first!” Hegemon Winterflame roared angrily, watching as the three disappeared into the realmship.

“Darknorth, Winterflame’s completely shameless. He’s capable of saying anything at all. Don’t waste your time with him.” Hegemon Azurefiend smiled coldly. “Just enjoy the sight of his perpetual imprisonment.”

“Agreed.” Ning nodded.


The storm caused by the news that a Daolord had acquired a realmship gradually became to calm down. However, the news that a Hegemon had actually chosen to serve a Daolord as a retainer was slowly spread to ever more distant realmverses and otherverses.

“The core of this formation-diagram is ridiculously complicated.” Ning’s divine power clone was still above the altar, carefully analyzing it. Ning’s Primaltwin was still on the Autarch’s stone dais in the Azureflower Estate, meditating on the formation-diagram as well.

The core of the formation-diagram… it required one to have reached incredible heights in the Dao of Fire and the Dao of Space, as well as extreme mastery of the Dao of Formations. Only then would you have a chance to solve it.


The Flamedragon Realmverse returned to its usual calm, and time slowly began to flow on. One chaos cycle, two chaos cycles, three chaos cycles…

Back in Ning’s homeland of the Three Realms.


The golden-robed Ning was by the side of his daughter Brightmoon. The two were aboard a rowboat floating atop Serpentwing Lake. The golden-robed Ning raised his head to stare at the heavens. He saw a bolt of lightning tear through the skies, spanning trillions of kilometers in size. This bolt of lightning didn’t just pierce through the Grand Xia, it also pierced through the majority of the three thousand major worlds.

“The Three Realms are finally about to face the apocalypse,” Ning murmured.

“What?” Brightmoon was stunned. She stared at her father, shock apparent in her bright eyes. “Father, did you just say that the Three Realms are about to be destroyed?”

“Yes.” Ning nodded. “Normal chaosworlds will only last for a single chaos cycle. After being destroyed, they will coalesce into ‘Worldhearts’ that will then give birth to a new world and a new cycle of life. Long ago, Mother Nuwa led our Three Realms to defeat the Seamless Chaosworld. A total of nine chaos cycles have gone by since then. Nine! This represents an absolute limit. It is indeed time for the Three Realms to be destroyed.”

“Then what should we do? Should we move to stop it?” Brightmoon asked.

“Why should we? Destruction and rebirth are all part of a cycle, the natural functioning of the Chaosverse.” Ning smiled. “And the major powers of the Three Realms have long ago established their own chaosworlds. We’ll simply relocate Swallow Mountain to one of them.”

“Alright.” Brightmoon nodded. These days, experts were as common as clouds in the Three Realms. It had a decent number of even Samsara Daolords. Ever since Ning had brought back the three hundred-plus Hegemonic legacies to the Three Realms, it had undergone yet another golden age. Its cultivators had exploded with power, and the rate at which the Three Realms gave birth to experts was even more ridiculously high than for the planet within the Stone Hellephant Wall.


In the primordial chaos outside the Three Realms. There was a region here that was tens of thousands of times vaster than the Three Realms themselves, and chaosworlds were scattered throughout this region in accordance with an incredibly complicated formation.

There were a total of 3900 chaosworlds here, and they were linked together in a massive formation which Ning had developed based on his insights into the Dao of Formations. The Sithe discs had been emplaced within the formation, becoming part of it! Ever since Ning began to truly analyze the Sithe formations, he finally began to be able to make perfect use of the Sithe discs.

The power of the formations and the Sithe discs was such that it would be extremely hard for even Hegemons to breach the local defenses.

Over the course of countless years, the three thousand-plus chaosworlds had given birth to countless living beings. As a result, the denizens of the Three Realms had truly thrived.

“And there it goes.” Many figures stood there within the void, staring towards the distant Three Realms. The golden-robed Ning, Subhuti, and Windfiend stood at the front of this group. Ning was the number one expert of the Three Realms; that went without saying. Subhuti and Windfiend were incredibly talented as well; after having analyzed over three hundred Hegemonic legacies, they had merged multiple Supreme Daos together and become Samsara Daolords. By now, both Subhuti and Windfiend were both Daolords of the Third Step.

Maitreya, Crazy Ji, Sun Wukong, Jade Cauldron, Kuafu… a total of nineteen had become Samsara Daolords. However, none of them had been able to fuse multiple Supreme Daos together. Maitreya was one of the more impressive ones, having at least mastered a single Supreme Dao.

As for World-level cultivators? They were ridiculously abundant. There were over ten thousand of them by now! Even Brightmoon had been able to train to the World level under her own power. Alas, Ning’s father and mother were much weaker when it came to cultivation. Even though Ning personally guided them, they still weren’t able to reach the World level. In the end, Ning had to rely on using medicines to forcibly uplift both his father and his mother to the World level.

“The Three Realms is in a golden age. We have over ten thousand World-level cultivators, which is just slightly less than the Badlands Territory itself. However, we have far more Samsara Daolords than the Badlands Territory.” Subhuti sighed emotionally. “The more I wander the outside world, the more I feel that the Three Realms are truly incredible.”

“Yes.” Ning nodded. “However, the Chaosverse is a vast place. There are more than a few other locations which have given place to a high density of experts.”

“The techniques which Darknorth brought back were of great help as well. On average, the cultivators of the Three Realms have all risen by a complete level,” Windfiend said. “Otherwise… there’s no way we would have this many Samsara Daolords, while Subhuti and I probably wouldn’t have fused Supreme Daos together.”

Ning agreed with this assessment. A good reservoir of techniques was extremely important, which was why the Aeonians viewed those three hundred-plus Hegemonic legacies as priceless treasures. Alas, Ning was now so powerful that the Aeonians didn’t even dare to voice a word in protest. All they could do was pretend that none of it had ever happened.

Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh.

The distant Three Realms was slowly collapsing. One world after another began to crumble as the rivers and the mountains began to break apart.

Ning and the major powers who had been born from the Three Realms all watched from afar, their hearts filled with emotions. However, all of them were at peace, because they had already relocated everyone and everything they cared about away from the Three Realms.

“Quick, look over there! The new Worldheart is beginning to take form.”

“The Worldheart of the Three Realms.” The various Daolords and World-level cultivators were all chatting amongst themselves. Ning watched intently as well.

The vast Three Realms continued to collapse until its very core became an invisible black hole that devoured everything in its path. All of the shattered bits of world-rubble were all drawn into that invisible hole, causing it to slowly stabilize and become solid. An invisible surge of power began to spread out from it, causing even Ning to feel a vague sense of awe.

This was the power of the very essence of the Chaosverse itself.

“It has finally taken form. Is that over there the new Worldheart of the Three Realms?” Ning stared from afar. The Three Realms had already completely vanished, leaving behind a pair of glittering gemstones that were embedded into each other. Normally, Worldhearts were supposed to consist of a single, perfect gem. However, the Worldheart of the Three Realms was very unique, as it was formed from the collision of those two chaosworlds. Both gems had been damaged and lost certain parts, but each just so happened to compensate for the losses of the other, allowing the two to form a perfect whole.

The embedded double-Worldheart was dazzlingly beautiful and absolutely marvelous. Ning had never seen a Worldheart like this before. “How beautiful.” Ning couldn’t help but sigh in praise.

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68 thoughts on “DE Book 37, Chapter 25” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. I only read as far as the contest between Ning and Grizzly.
        It was absolutely horrible.

        Good thing that the manhwa’s update is ridiculously slow.
        By the time I’ve started reading here, I never bothered checking it.

        1. now that I think about it I started with the manga first! I read the manga then threw it after a couple months and was like holy shit this is waaay too familliar I started reading DE when Ning first saw the Starseizing manor and the Bull spirit was like a god haha

    1. Haven’t you been reading the comment section, shes clearly in a different realmverse.(thats our best guess so far, transported to a different realmverse while trying to leave the three realms)

    2. With the introduction of the 16 Realmverse Alliance and some of their Emperors / Hegemons, and given that she’s still very MIA, I’m now more inclined to think that she was teleported near the Yin-Yang Samsara Wheels and eventually met her end there.

          1. What do you mean? I haven’t said anything that would ruin the story for anyone. Just make them keep guessing.

            But I’m sorry if you think that way, I won’t say anything else.

          2. The last week or more it’s like you’ve been letting your little brother use your account or something, again and again you feel the need to keep giving unwanted hints and removing possibilities etc about Nuwa, you’ve already partly ruined the story for me by telling me things last week I definitely did not want to know and was hoping would not happen, you haven’t shut up about her since then and feel the need to keep doing it to others for some reason.

            Let’s put what you’ve been doing into perspective:
            It’s like there are 100 doors (directions the plot could go) and one of them is the correct door, let’s say door 37 is the right one. You haven’t been directly saying that door 37 is correct, but you’ve been feeling the need to keep eliminating doors with “It’s not doors 90-100” or “I felt it was in the first half (1 to 50)” or “I can 100% guarantee that it’s not door 21”, etc. We don’t know which of the 100 doors is the correct one that the author picked, and we certainly don’t want to know which doors are not correct any more than we want to know which one *is* correct.

            If you know any sp0ilers about a subject, don’t talk about that subject so you don’t sp0il it for others who don’t want to be sp0iled. A simple rule that most people understand quite well. We’ll find out what happens when the relevant chapters come out, please stop trying to guide our thoughts by telling us which ones are right and wrong.

          3. But you see that’s ahere you’re wrong, I myself don’t know WHICH door she’s in, I just know that she’s IN one of the doors while you guys are guessing whether she’s in any of the doors or not to start with.

            But I understand where you’re coming from. I regret going and looking ahead, can’t seem to hold myself back when it comes to something I know and want to share but know that I shouldn’t. That’s my bad, won’t happen again. Mouth zipped, habds tied behind my back in regards to spoilers!!!

          4. Doors 90 to 100 are “Nuwa never shows up again.”
            Doors 51 to 89 are “Nuwa shows up again, but it is just her corpse / she isn’t alive.”
            Doors 1 to 50 are for “Nuwa is alive, but who can say in what manner or state of being?”

          5. Well regardless of the doors, it was my fault to mention anything spoiler related, won’t happen again! I was just a little excited.

  1. It took 37 books to cover just like half a chaos cycle. And than I’m one chapter multiple Chaos cycles went past……god damn.

    Well now we know that Ning’s family are world lvl cultivators. Pretty he would’ve raised the dog, his maid and his pet snake too. And then if he gives them daolord pills, they can live for 108,000 Chaos cycles too.

    1. Probably can’t pill-raise an already pill-raised WG, given how everybody talks about “if you use this, no more breakthroughs for you” when those pills appear.

      He likely did raise those up too, but they’re too minor to mention.

    1. His daughter is strong in terms of Normal standard. Being a WL is a huge accomplishment. And being a WL is a huge deal as it was stated on average there is 1 WL figure out of every 10 chaosworld. However compared to the most talented members of the Flamedragon Realmverse, she is weak as she is not a even a daolord.

    2. If you consider that she’s not seeking adventures outside the Three Realms, and hasn’t experienced tempering via life-or-death situations, then yeah she’s pretty strong.

    3. I mean she probably just hangs out with her friends and grandparents, and father instead of hardcore training. She reached world lvl by casually training because from the times we’ve actually read about her, she wasn’t as focused on getting stronger like other cultivators are.

      1. She should have clones that are out adventuring. She just needs to keep a spare by her dads side. H*ll he might even be able to stop someone from killing all her clons with karma.

    1. Yeah apparently surpassing that lifespan is a huge bottleneck as you have to go through two realms of power just to become an emperor and live “forever”. Which, by the way, I’m sure isn’t actually true. IET is probably going to say that they don’t live forever just so long that everyone else only thinks they live forever and then we’ll find out who REALLY lives forever. Until we find out once again that it’s a lie. lol.

      1. I disagree. Eternal Emperors should be truly “eternal”, from then on the only difference is strength. Just my two cents.

        You could be true, maybe eternal emperors only live for 540,000 quintillion chaos cycles…..

    1. That is why there is a backlash from the Chaosverse… You’re not supposed to do it!

      Also, earth was one of those “blessed worlds” in the Three Realms, right? If it actually lasted 9 CC, it’s finally gone now.

    2. It’s not hypocritical of Ning to say that since even though his wife died, she didn’t die naturally, she was murdered. I guess that’s why he’s trying so hard to bring her back. Same with how his parents died the first time, he was okay with it, they got a rebirth and lived happily. He only gor pissed off because the seamless gate murdered his parents after their rebirth, that’s why he brought them back to life.

      Ps: its doesn’t matter how many deaths and rebirths the 3 realms goes through, less than a million chaos cycles from now the entire flamedragon realmverse will be destroyed.

      1. That, and it’s really quite impossible to expect Ning to revive every person that’s ever died. Not only would that be impossible, but it would end up just being bad for everyone.

  2. Is it just me, or does Brightshore seem to be stronger than whatever we thought previously? Azurefiend has been repeatedly described as “almost as strong as Brightshore”..

    1. That’s what I was thinking too, because before I was thinking maybe he was on par with Netherlily and the other guy, but now it seems he’s far above them. But it does make sense, that would explain why there aren’t any other Hegemons trying to take over the Flamedragon realmeverse, because with Brighrshore living here it might be really really difficult to do so.

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