ISSTH Chapter 297 ☯

I made some very small, but kind of major changes to some previous chapters. Instead of making you go back to read those parts, I will copy and paste some relevant sections after the jump. However, you will have to find the changes yourself, no clues from me! This is a good opportunity to remind any of you who make epub/mobi/pdf versions to read in your various devices, that this is an active translation, meaning that I often go back and make changes to previous chapters. Some are simple grammar/punctuation/style adjustments, but others are more major, such as the one referred to here.

Chapter 297: Still Somewhat Pleased With Himself
Translator: Deathblade
Contributing Editors: Madam Deathblade, John Rogers – Contributing Editor: anonpuffs – Proofreaders: Lingson, MeeBoo and Yascob – Memes: MemeBoo – Meme Archives: joeljbright
Sponsors: Brett Flowers, Dewi Suryono, Newton Nganda, Eugene Leong, Sunny Goela, Mhd Syimir, and Caleb Gleason

Thanks to all the Fellow Daoists for bringing the first sponsored chapter of the week! ….

Okay, if you don’t notice anything different, then… no harm no fowl. But if you do notice differences, then… begin thy speculationing!

Passage 1

It was at this moment that the Demon Sealing Jade flew into the air of its own volition. A bright glow spread out from it. At the same time, the ancient jade in the hands of the skeleton next to the platform also flew up into the air.

An ancient and profound voice filled the air. “An ancient path, persist in attempting to seal the Heavens, the Mountain Sea Realm, the vast Heavens, Great Benevolence, Dao Tribulation shall be faced in the Nine Mountains the Seas, my life shall last an eternity!” It boomed throughout the ancient cave, causing the ten phantoms to emit blood-curdling screams. Meng Hao watched as they instantly transformed into black smoke.
As soon as it touched his hand, a profound voice filled his mind. It sounded ancient, as if it were being projected from a time long, long ago. It echoed out in his mind.

“The League of Demon Sealers has been existed as long as the Dao. I am the Eighth Generation Demon Sealer Daoist Master. I am determined to walk the path of Dao Tribulation of the Nine Mountains and Seas. In all likelihood, I will perish, so I leave my sentience along with my clone here to resolve the ill-fated relationship between Da Nu and myself….

Passage 2

The image on the painting was not that of Meng Hao, but of a… Resurrection Lily!

It looked savage, unwilling, and even insane. It appeared to be sealed inside the painting! The image was incredibly lifelike!

There were also some words written on the painting.

The day the Resurrection Lily blooms with seven colors, the flower will become an Immortal in a thousand years. Karma is hidden in the Immortal Mountain. Ask not the Heavens regarding the path to slaying the flower.

Painted in the Southern Domain, Planet South Heaven, for my young friend.

One other change

I used both “netherworld” and “underworld” in the past, but from now on I will stick with “underworld.” I also went back and changed the handful of “netherworld” references to “underworld.”

23 thoughts on “ISSTH Chapter 297 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I was and then… mr. Forums distracted me. Really where do I apply for my citizenship to the forums. In fact, I would like run for mayor! Okay kidding aside… Thanks for starting Monday on the right foot. I don’t know what I did without myself, before now.

    P.S ( <- is that real thing) someone is asking for your permission to use your work in international translation.

    ( I secretly want to do this too, but first my audio acting career must continue.)

    P.S.S anyone know where there is some free environment music to play in background for ISSTH video Audio?

    1. I know there is currently a Portuguese translation going on. Someone messaged me a while about a Spanish one, but I never saw it actually happen.

      Can you access where you’re at?

      1. It’s looks my region is blocked. Though first , I guess that It would be best to try contacting that person and see if we can start something. It would be nice for ISSTH to have a Spanish version, but it’s not something I could do alone.

        Coiling Dragon Spanish

        Martial God Asura and ATG

        P.S If you were wondering about the audio it’s about 2 to 3hr project but I seriously think it’s possible for someone to do it in one with minimal errors.

  2. Interesting…

    great tribulation –> Dao Tribulation (fancy!)
    And the Demon Sealing Masters are now specifically Daoist Masters?

    South Star –> Planet South Heaven
    I have a feeling this has something to do with Xian Ni. I keep telling myself to read it, but I always put it off, lol.

    1. Speculation ❗ :

      Dao Tribulation might be a specific type of tribulation, like how Pill Tribulation is distinct from Perfect Foundation Tribulation (I think…?). In this case, it could be the tribulation that occurs when a new Dao is birthed?

      See chapter 165 for a possible example:
      “There’s a legend about the Mulberry Thunder Tree. According to this legend, in ancient times there was an almighty being who achieved enlightenment while sitting underneath a Sieve Net Thunder Tree. Heavenly Tribulation descended, desiring to wipe out this new Dao.”

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