ISSTH – Book 2 – Chapter 112

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Chapter 112: Things Change

“That’s… that’s a roc!” cried Chu Yuyan. “In the lands of South Heaven, rocs can only emerge from the Milky Way Sea. Meng Hao, let me loose. Based on the death aura emanating from it, its obviously about to die, and is heading toward the Rebirth Cave. The wind it kicks up is going to sweep everything away!”

“You release me first,” he said, coldly. He could feel the shaking of the Demonic Core within his Dao Pillar.

“You!” said Chu Yuyan, gnashing her teeth. She was about to say something else when suddenly the wind’s ferocity increased dramatically. In the blink of an eye, a roaring sound filled the earth. Countless mountain peaks were shattered and crumbled by the wind, sending fragments of rock flying about. All of a sudden, the roc changed directions. Having felt the power of the Demonic Core within Meng Hao, a mysterious light began to shine from its eyes. It screamed through the air in the direction of Chu Yuyan and Meng Hao.

The sky grew dark as the gale-force wind blew over the land, threatening to sweep everything up. It was as if everything in this part of the world belonged to the roc, and it alone!

A twisting whirlwind accompanied the roc’s arrival. Mountains fell apart and trees were ripped up by the roots in a shocking display of power!

The wind swept up Meng Hao and Chu Yuyan. The oil lamp hovering next to Chu Yuyan shook violently, and was extinguished. The instant it did, the threads of light that bound him disappeared.

The power of the Demonic Core erupted once again within him, just as it had the day the Legacy had first appeared. Within Meng Hao’s head appeared images from ancient times.

Within these images, a Flying Rain-Dragon and a roc were locked in combat!

Boom!

Meng Hao felt as if a huge wave had just crashed onto his mind. He spun up toward the whirlwind, and he felt as if he were being crushed. Blood sprayed from his mouth. Like a kite whose string was cut, his body flopped over and over in the air as he was sucked up.

In the last moments before he lost consciousness, he sent out his last bit of spiritual energy to drag the wooden swords and lightning flag back. Then he passed out.

Chu Yuyan was in an even worse situation. As she began to be sucked upward, she coughed up a mouthful of blood. Her body was still wrapped up by the black net. She tumbled upward along with her oil lamp. Her face was pale, and filled with despair. Another gust of wind from the roc buffeted her, and she coughed up even more blood, then slipped into unconsciousness.

Meng Hao and Chu Yuyan were both Foundation Establishment Cultivators. Despite that, when the screaming wind generated by the roc lifted them up, they were completely powerless to resist it. Thankfully, they were not like the mountains, which were connected firmly to the land. Their resistance to the wind left them shattered.

The two of them were like plucked willow catkins, powerless to offer any resistance. They were hurt by the buffeting wind, and knocked unconscious, but were not ripped to pieces. The wind held them tight and carried them off into the distance.

The wind continued to sweep across the State of Eastern Emergence for several days after the roc’s passage, before finally dying down.

Meng Hao opened his eyes.

His entire body hurt, causing his eyes to flicker as they opened. An all encompassing pain filled him, causing him to tremble so badly he felt as if he would fall into pieces.

Calm slowly filled his eyes. The pain was alarming, but it actually didn’t compare to the times when the poison within him flared up. Thanks to that, he was used to this kind of pain.

He slowly struggled into a sitting position, panting. He looked down at his body; his clothing was in shreds; bruises and abrasions covered his skin. There were countless wounds, some of which were deeper than other; there some areas where the skin had been removed entirely. If he bumped up against the nearby rocks, it sent piercing pain deep into his bones.

He gasped for breath as he examined himself. As he did, his eyes grew wide. His body felt weak. In fact, it felt almost the same as it had six or seven years ago on Mount Daqing.

“My Cultivation base…” Meng Hao immediately attempted to circulate his Cultivation base. He let out a sigh of relief when he found that it was still there. But then he frowned. He was completely incapable of accessing it, as if it were being blocked by some powerful force.

It was at this moment, as he glanced over his destroyed clothing, that he realized that none of his bags of holding were on his person. It seemed they had all been blown away by the raging wind.

His face fell. He lifted up his hand and reached deep into his robe. When he pulled it out, there was the bag of the Cosmos. This bag was different than a regular bag of holding, so Meng Hao always kept it tucked inside his robe. Therefore, the wind hadn’t been able to touch it.

It’s a good thing I keep most of my things inside the bag of the Cosmos,” muttered Meng Hao, “including my wooden swords and the Lightning Flag. Otherwise this would have been a horrible loss.” He tried to open it up, but no matter how he tried, was unable. Sighing, he looked around.

Within the darkness, black mists wafted to and fro. Strange rocks covered the ground, as well as numerous bones of birds and beasts. Who knew how long they had rotted here before turning into their currently deathly white color? Meng Hao was beginning to grow even more surprised.

Things were bad enough as it was, but then Meng Hao noticed that some of the bones were human…

He looked up toward the sky, but all he could see was endless swirling mists.

“What is this place…?” A grim, gloomy look appeared on his face as he sat there. A sense of imminent danger welled up within him.

“I wonder if the change to my Cultivation base was caused by the great wind… or by of this place.” A long time passed before he gathered enough energy to grit his teeth and struggle to his feet. Supporting himself on a nearby rock, he slowly began to walk forward. Time passed enough for an incense stick to burn, whereupon Meng Hao came to a halt. In front of him was a wall of black rock. The wall disappeared up into the mists, making it impossible to see its top.

Meng Hao looked behind him. At this point, he realized that he was most likely at the bottom of some deep abyss.

“So the wind kicked up by the roc carried me to the bottom of this precipice. Who knows what part of the State of Eastern Emergence I’m in? I need to restore my Cultivation base, then I’ll be able to get out of here.” He leaned up against the cliff wall and then sank to his feet to build up some more energy.

Time passed. Being unable to see the sky, it was difficult for him to know how much. Slowly, the strength in his body built up. He once again tried to open the bag of the Cosmos, but was unsuccessful. Finally, he had no choice but to give up. He stood, looking around until he caught sight of a tree branch about as wide as his arm. Using it to support himself, he began to walk again.

“If this is a cliff, then it will have an end,” he said, looking around. Everything around him was quiet, without the slightest bit of noise. The only thing he could hear was his own heartbeat. He took in a deep breath, deciding to explore the entire area until he found a way out.

He walked slowly, caution on his face. The place had a ghastly feel, and he wasn’t sure what danger might be lurking about. But he had to search around. If there was any danger, then so be it.

About four hours passed, and Meng Hao felt himself slowly recovering. He had reached Foundation Establishment after completing the great circle of Qi Condensation, so his body was naturally much tougher than before. But his heart began to sink when after all this time, he still hadn’t found any way out. In fact, the strange rocks which littered the ground seemed to be growing more dense.

After about another hour, he suddenly stopped walking. His eyes gleamed with a strange light as he looked up ahead, and a cold smile twisting the corner of his mouth.

Up ahead of him, a person was lying on one of the strange rocks. A dilapidated and torn white gown revealed great swaths of smooth skin. Long hair lay in disarray around… Chu Yuyan.

She lay there unconscious. Next to her was a small black net.

Meng Hao’s eyes glittered as he slowly approached her. He placed his finger beneath her nose, then felt at a patch of exposed flesh on her abdomen. The skin was soft and pleasant-feeling. He pushed down hard onto her abdomen. Then, he stepped to the side, grabbing the black net and tucking it away.

“She’s not dead. I could feel that her Cultivation base is still there, just suppressed. She has no way to access her spiritual energy.” His eyes narrowed, and he looked at Chu Yuyan for a long moment. He laughed. “I know you’re awake. There’s no need to pretend to be unconscious.”

Chu Yuyan still didn’t move. Meng Hao let out a cold snort. Using the long branch in his hand, he poked at her.

Her eyes snapped open and she glared coldly at him.

Meng Hao gave her an empty smile. He suddenly realized that it was very boring in this abyss. His gaze passed over Chu Yuyan’s body, her delicate curves, the skin revealed by her torn clothing, and the edges of her red ‘dudou’ undergarment. All of this made her extremely beautiful.

Her face suddenly flushed, and anger filled her eyes as she stared murderously at him. She struggled to cover herself up, then gasped in pain. There was a strangeness to her gasp that was clearly audible in the silence of the abyss.

Hearing it, Meng Hao laughed.

“What are you laughing at, you despicable, dirty, THING!”

Meng Hao lifted his hand up and slapped her directly across the face, his eyes cold. “Shut up.”

“You!!” Her expression was livid as a palm print appeared on her beautiful face. Meng Hao had slapped her viciously, causing her body to tremble. In her entire life, no one had ever dared to strike her. Even Wang Tengfei treated her like an honored guest.

Another slap rang out as Meng Hao smacked her again in exactly the same spot.

“I told you to shut up,” he said calmly. “Wang Tengfei might treat you like a precious gem. But to me, you’re nothing.”

She gritted her teeth and stared him dead in the eye. With her Cultivation base being suppressed, she was just like a mortal. Chu Yuyan suddenly felt a sense of danger well up inside her. Once, she had been a high and mighty Chosen, but now she had fallen far, far down. Now, she was simply a weak woman, at the mercy of Meng Hao.

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46 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 2 – Chapter 112” - NO SPOILERS

      1. MC entered “training slave” status. things become complex.
        Damn!…her master is the pill demon. maybe MC want some pills for detoxification?
        after that he will smash her.

      1. think about it
        she was a greedy bitch who wanted to kill him for her greedy arrogant bastard fiance
        what would be worse for them
        to kill her? or to rape scar and also rape the mind of wu something boy if he finds out?
        definetly option number 2
        it doesnt matter if shes young or a beauty
        she deserves torture
        she and her clan would had 100% tortured him if she had gotten him
        and with his broken mind given him to wang or wu something boy

        1. Be that as it may, I don’t think Meng Hao would do that.
          Besides, there are worse ways of returning the favor.

          While that could’ve happen if he was caught, there was only a small chance of him being caught. After all, with all the treasures Meng Hao have, wouldn’t he be able outrun her or even kill her?

        2. You people really are messed up.
          She didn’t attack MC because of greed. She attacked him because she needed the whatever tree just like Meng Hao.
          If someone of the the lower level would have bought of the tree before Meng Hao, he might have attacked him too to get it!
          After she recognized him, she wanted to take revenge for her little hubby. How evil… Her hubby is a jerk and will be killed in the future but does she deserve to be raped because of that?
          If she has to be killed in a fight or has to be killed to stop her to give away info about Meng Hao to her clan or her fiance that’s ok for me, but until now she didn’t do anything worse enough to be raped or tortured for it.

        3. ..You guys, it doesn’t matter what SHE did. Her own actions does not affect the personality or decision-making of Meng Hao.

          All of this revenge-boner is completely misdirected. This is not ATG or MGA. Your sadistic tendencies are directed to the wrong protagonist here.

          Also, just for the sake of argument — if someone peels off someone’s skin and eats it, does that mean anyone else should seek revenge by also peeling that guy’s skin and making him eat it?
          What is the goal here, really? Is it to put a stop to a madman, or is it all for one’s own twisted emotional satisfaction? You’re trying to lower yourself to the same guy you’re condemning?
          Just shoot the guy in the head, and get it over with. That’s the point of revenge — to make someone pay the consequence of their actions, not to play some sort of twisted theatric play. No need for this emotionally confused torture porn.

          1. This is the first time I’ve seen Void being righteous instead of complaining. What did you do to the real Void? Something’s wrong and now I’m scared.

    1. Well I just waiting from the moment they start fighting that Meng Hao would use the sexual arousing pill that he get from the red rope valley.. But he still not use it

  1. All I heard while reading this was a “WHIPSH!” Then a resounding “POW!” My good ness. So satisfying! I read the last part more times than I should have. Now! Fall in love with Meng Hao! Whahahaha!

  2. Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator, Editor, Donor!
    Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, Li Huazhi, Lingson, laoren, MeeBoo, Tan Ke Yuan, Benedict Jua and Hein Haugeberg!

  3. Thanks for the chapter! … I hope Meng Hao doesn’t stray too far from his path.

    Also, suggested edit: there some areas where the skin had been removed entirely – ‘there some’ -> ‘there were some’?

  4. Somehow this makes me feel like the trial to get the deathgod domain of Tang San… she makes me feel excessively like Hu Liena, and I think she’s gonna fall for him really badly. Looking forward to next chapters a lot

  5. Will Ming Hao finally lose his virginity? …Not likely.
    As for whether or not this girl deserved it or not… she tried to kill him, or at least capture him, which would have led to his torture and death. So whatever he does to her in return is more than justified, certainly he has killed people for far less already and none of you whiteknights cared in the slightest. I really can’t stand peoples double standards regarding the treatment of women. It’s sickeningly stupid.

  6. I love how he poked her with a twig… For some reason, I found that to be an extremely amusing thing to do with a high borne stuck up snobby little lady. He should have poked her from the bottom instead, maybe her ass, that would’ve been waay more golden, but this is good in another way 🙂

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