Gain enlightenment! Read ISSTH Chapters 187-189!!!

I just have to share my happiness with ‘yall. I was so jazzed to find new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys at the mall here in my little corner of China. Wahahahahaha. Let the collecting begin!

Chapter 187: Good Old (name withheld)
Chapter 188: True Love is Priceless
Chapter 189: Chapter 189: All the (text redacted) Arrive
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editors: Madam Deathblade, John Rogers
Proofreaders: Lingson, MeeBoo and Yascob
Chapter 188 Sponsors: Joseph Apor, Lim Derek, Gary Cosby, Dewi Suryono and Vidya Pati
Chapter 189 Sponsor: TF

Many thanks to all the Fellow Daoists who brought the second and third sponsored chapters of the week. Chapter 187 is the fifth guaranteed chapter of the week.

A note about returning characters in this special three-chapter release, plus a minor change to some terminology …..

(post updated with link regarding terminology changes…)

This chapter features some returning characters. A request was made on the forums to provide a cheat sheet to be able to review previous storylines ahead of time. I opted not to do that, because I think it would ruin the surprise too much. However, I have included footnotes with links to previous chapters for most of the major recurring characters. Therefore, if you REALLY want to review ahead, you can simply scroll down to the bottom of each chapter, click all the links, and THEN read the new chapters!

Some minor changes: “medicinal herbs” are now “medicinal plants.” Also, while “pill concocting” as a verb will remain, the skill/ability to concoct pills will now be referred to as “alchemy.”

44 thoughts on “Gain enlightenment! Read ISSTH Chapters 187-189!!!” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. You’re buying toys before even knowing if the movie will be good or not?? You crazy!
    Also, I thought this was two chapters, but it turned out to be three!
    Nai wa.

    Thanks for the chapters DB and everyone else!

  2. To Deathblade!!! My eyes were filled with eager anticipation seeing that there were three chapters today!!! I was ready to sing the praises of Deathblade, Madam Deathblade and the future of the Deathblade clan to the other fellow cultivators of ISSTH. Then I read all three chapters hungry for more. I normally don’t read the sneak peak but seeing how three pillars were already formed I wanted to start on the forth. Let it be known that I truly know how Wang Tengfei feels and can relate the same disdain and fury at the cliffhanger!!! My enmity will last until the next chapter. Ugh yes I am that guy!!! I am truly appreciative of the chapters but I am not happy with your cunning placement of a cliffhanger.

      1. Your cliffhangers are causing me to fail my Masters lol…instead of working on my dissertation after each chapter I keep wondering what’s going to happen next T_T

        1. Good. Guilt trip him into supplying us more chapters with less cliffs. I loved those chapters. Now the aim is to keep my life busy until the next release.

  3. Ahhh no matter how captivating Linley’s Op’ness and the progression of that story is, it just can’t beat the hilarity of ISSTH! It has been long since I have laughed and yet enjoyed the plot and all else of a story this much! Many thanks Deathblade, and all who help on this wonderful project for the fantastic translation work that you do! Some of my friends who read this in Chinese have noted how you keep the feel of the story the same in the translations, and I am glad I get to experience that thanks to you! So thank you so much for all your work!

    1. Thanks so much. I think a lot about trying to keep it as accurate and faithful to the original, so that’s good to hear. Glad you’re enjoying the story!

  4. Holy moly! You end the teaser in a cliffy? Now now.. Cliffy is immoral, like Ultimate_Vexation said, so i must send the meat jelly to you to help you with your Star Wars toys collections since it can transform into anything and you can spend more time translating. Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  5. oioioi cliffhang is immoral! in my past 5 lives i’ve never seem someone so immoral as you! thanks for the capter, but your soul is filled with evil. OI! THATS IMMORAL.

  6. When I was reading this…

    I was thinking that a 5th pillar is coming and theres going to be another bloodbath here….

    turns out hes going to lure his 3rd wife….

  7. every time there is only one chapter I ask myself ,why didn’t they put one more ? and know when there are three of them I’m anxious again , I NEED ONE MORE! , thanks for the chapter and cliffhanger

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