ISSTH – Book 2 – Chapter 189

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Chapter 189: All the Enemies Arrive

Meng Hao smiled wryly. The spot he occupied in the square had long since grown empty, making him especially conspicuous. His smile grew more bitter, and he sighed inwardly.

“If I had known things would end up like this,” he thought, “I wouldn’t have let Zhou Daya go…. Ai, are all of my enemies going to appear today…?” He coughed and subconsciously rubbed his nose. He suddenly got the feeling that he’d done a bit too many things over the past few years. Now the moment had arrived in which his crowds of victims were accusing him.

“Damn you, Meng Hao!” howled Qian Shuihen. “I will never forget the matter of the iron spear from that year!” He immediately took a step forward. Next to him, Lu Song’s eyes were red. Throughout the years, the two of them were often derided by fellow Sect members because of the incident with the iron spear. They had often wished to go seek Meng Hao to exact revenge. However, the State of Zhao had disappeared, presumably Meng Hao along with it. They had never imagined that they would encounter him this day. Thoughts of vengeance immediately filled their hearts.

Wang Tengfei also took a step forward, his face filled with murder. “Meng Hao, I already loathed you back in the State of Zhao. You had better provide an explanation about what happened with Chu Yuyan….” Wang Tengfei felt as if he were an object of laughter among the entire current generation of Cultivators of the Southern Domain. It was something he couldn’t accept. He wanted to slay Meng Hao where he stood.

“What a lively scene, Brother Meng,” came a voice from within the Black Sieve Sect disciples. It was Han Bei. “I never imagined I would find you here. So many interesting stories.” She sighed. “Don’t forget the deal you and I made.” She covered her mouth and laughed, winking at Meng Hao. Her words made the audience’s eyes glitter even more brightly.

Meng Hao’s appearance seemed to be provoking the interest of one person after another. As of now, all the people who had never heard of him before were becoming intensely interested in the proceedings.

A buzz of conversation filled the air. One voice rose up from within the Blood Demon Sect. It was Li Shiqi. “Fellow Daoist Meng Hao, you really do have a lot of interesting stories to tell! However, I’m curious about what happened to that annoying hat of yours?” It was hard to tell what she was thinking, but her eyes shone with interest.

Chen Fen stood gaping. He took a deep breath as he gazed at Meng Hao, an indescribable admiration growing in his eyes. Fatty looked at Meng Hao excitedly. It seemed that no matter where Meng Hao went, he would attract attention.

It was the same back in the Reliance Sect as it was right here and now.

“No wonder he’s the Elder Brother!” thought Fatty, taking a deep breath. His admiration for Meng Hao had reached such heights that he wanted to fall to his knees and bow down.

Meng Hao gave a dry cough and continued to smile bitterly. He really did feel a bit guilty. However, before he could respond to anyone, ten beams of light suddenly appeared off in the distance. It was none other than the Li Clan.

As of now, all five great Sects and the two other great Clans had arrived.

In the middle of the Li Clan people was Li Daoyi 1. His arm had long since been replaced by the Li Clan. He was a Dao Child, so he couldn’t marry into the Song Clan. He had obviously not come because of the Song Clan’s search for a husband, but rather for some other reason. However, as soon as the Li Clan people touched down into the square, his eyes fell upon Meng Hao.

As soon as they did, he gaped. Almost immediately, his Cultivation base rippled with power, and the aura of the great circle of late Foundation Establishment filled the square.

“So, you finally appear!!” he said grimly, taking a step toward Meng Hao. Fierce killing intent emanated from his eyes. It was obvious to everyone that there was some big secret between him and Meng Hao that he wasn’t willing to talk about. Of course, their fight in the Blood Immortal Legacy tournament had given birth to enormous enmity that could only be wiped away by death.

To suddenly find Meng Hao here caused Li Daoyi’s killing intent to explode outward.

Everyone else in the square who didn’t know Meng Hao were now clamoring in excitement and shock at what was happening.

“First it was the matter with Chu Yuyan and then Wang Tengfei’s murderous intentions. Then something about the Violet Fate Sect and an iron spear. After that, some agreement between him and Han Bei from the Black Sieve Sect! Next, Li Shiqi from the Blood Demon Sect!! And finally… he’s provoked killing intent from the Dao Child of the Li Clan!!”

“How can this guy have gotten involved in so many situations? He seems to have provoked everybody! How come we’ve never heard of him before?”

“What’s going on…? His name is Meng Hao, huh? It seems like he really has the ability to piss people off….”

“Of the five Sects and three Clans, the only ones who aren’t involved are the Solitary Sword Sect and the Song Clan. He arrived with the Solitary Sword Sect, so he must not have any issues with them. But what about the Song Clan? He’s so good at pissing people off, I wonder if he had any issues with them?”

Amidst the buzz of conversation that filled the square, Fatty let out a roar and charged up to Meng Hao’s side, his face filled with excitement.

“Meng Hao, I’ve missed you to death!” he said. He hugged Meng Hao, tears streaming down his face. Years had passed, and he had grown up quite a bit. He was now much stouter than before.

Meng Hao smiled, although the smile was somewhat bitter. Everything that was happening was actually because of Fatty….

“Meng Hao! You WILL give me an explanation!” Wang Tengfei’s face was extremely grim as he stared at Meng Hao. Wang Tengfei felt as if he were wearing an enormous green hat 2, which filled his heart with indescribable humiliation. He took another step toward Meng Hao.

Li Daoyi also took a step forward. “You still haven’t provided an explanation for what happened that day. Now that you’re here, you have an opportunity to speak.”

“Damn you, Meng Hao, we will resolve our enmity this day!” Qian Shuihen and Lu Song both began to walk toward him.

It seemed chaos would break out at any moment. Meng Hao’s eyes glittered. Fatty spun and let out a roar.

“Meng Hao is my brother! Who dares to attack him?!” Hearing this, the Golden Frost Sect disciples exchanged glances and then strode over to stand next to Fatty. The big man from before simply shook his head, choosing not to say anything.

Fatty’s sudden appearance next to Meng Hao caused Wang Tengfei to frown.

Chen Fan strode forward. “Meng Hao is my little Junior Brother. Fellow Daoists, if you insist on acting this way, then I, Chen Fan, must also take my stand.” Suddenly, his flying dagger appeared.

The addition of Chen Fan caused Qian and Lu from the Violet Fate Sect to hesitate.

Han Bei moved forward with a laugh. “Brother Meng, considering our friendship, how could I not join you as well?”

Without a single word, Wang Youcai stood up in the midst of the Blood Demon Sect Cultivators and walked over to stand next to Meng Hao.

Li Shiqi’s cold voice rang out next. “Your hat is incredibly annoying. However, for the sake of my Junior Brother Wang Youcai, the Blood Demon Sect will also stand by you. Let’s see who dares to touch you this day.”

The crowd of people surrounding Meng Hao caused Li Daoyi’s brow to furrow. It was a delicate situation. In actuality, there could not be any killing on this day and place, considering they were in the Song Clan.

Also, he had never imagined Meng Hao would have so many powerful connections. The Golden Frost Sect. The Solitary Sword Sect. The Blood Demon Sect. The Black Sieve Sect. People from all of these Sects supported him.

Wang Tengfei’s eyes shone with a cold light as he glared murderously at Meng Hao. Shock filled his heart. How could he ever have predicted that this former disciple of the Reliance Sect could have accumulated such influence?

There was Chen Fan and Li Fugui. Add to that Han Bei from the Black Sieve Sect and Li Shiqi from the Blood Demon Sect. Who knew why they all supported him, but without uttering a single word, Meng Hao had suddenly made it impossible for anyone to attack him.

Qian Shuihen and Lu Song were suddenly very nervous. They, too, could never have imagined that after all these years, Meng Hao would reappear in such a fashion, with such connections.

The entire square grew silent, and it was at this moment than an impatient voice suddenly could be heard from off in the distance.

“What are you kids up to? What’s riled everyone up? Everybody simmer down! The Song Clan is throwing a feast to search for a husband, why is everyone stirring up trouble?!” The voice belonged to Eccentric Song, who was accompanied by the eccentric members of the other Sects and Clans.

Smiles covered their faces, and they obviously didn’t care about what was happening.

The appearance of the old-timers caused the tension in the square to begin to dissipate. Everyone began to return to their original positions. As they did, Meng Hao lowered his head and began to walk away with Chen Fan. Suddenly, Eccentric Song’s eyes fell upon Meng Hao.

“Hold on!” he said.

Meng Hao froze, sighing inwardly. With a silent, bitter laugh, he turned to face Eccentric Song. His mind spun as he tried to think of a way out of the situation. He placed his hand on his bag of holding. If necessary, he would try to use the good luck charm to escape.

“Kid, why do you look so familiar…?” Eccentric Song’s brow furrowed.

“Elder Song, sir,” cried Lu Song, “this is the person from the State of Zhao with the iron spear!!”

As soon as he heard the word, Eccentric Song’s eyes went wide. He stared at Meng Hao.

“So, it’s you, you little brat!!”

When they heard the words, the surrounding Cultivators gasped. Previously they thought that the Song Clan was the only one Meng Hao hadn’t offended. One and all looked at Meng Hao with admiration in their eyes.

Meng Hao hadn’t managed to offend someone from the junior generation of the Song Clan, but instead, a Nascent Soul eccentric!

Meng Hao smiled, clasping his hands and bowing toward Eccentric Song.

“Meng Hao of the junior generation extends greetings to Master Song of the elder generation. Senior, your Cultivation Base is extraordinary, your demeanor Heavenly in nature. That year, I of the junior generation, was ignorant and foolish. Senior, you have noble character and sterling integrity, I truly hope that on this joyous occasion for the Song Clan, you will not cause difficulties for the junior generation.”

Eccentric Song gave Meng Hao a long, meaningful look. Although he didn’t say anything, sometimes, you can speak volumes without saying a single word. Wang Tengfei’s eyes glittered, and he took another step toward Meng Hao.

“Elder Song,” he said. “There is enmity between I of the junior generation and this person. He humiliated my intended beloved. In the presence of all the various Fellow Daoists, I implore you to permit me to put an end to the enmity this day!”

Meanwhile, in the towering castle in the Song Clan capital city, Song Jia was looking at a glittering screen upon which played out the scene from down below.

A smile covered her face, and it seemed she was paying close attention to Meng Hao’s scholarly figure.

“What an interesting person,” she said with a laugh. “How could he possibly have offended so many people, even Uncle?”

The middle-aged woman standing next to her also laughed, and a warm expression appeared on her face. “Why, have you taken a fancy to him?”

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  1. Li Daoyi’s last appearance was in Chapter 134: Eighth Demon Sealing Hex!
  2. As I mentioned in a previous footnote, the green hat is a symbol in Chinese culture which implies you’re being cheated on. More information here

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145 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 2 – Chapter 189” - NO SPOILERS

        1. Deathblade, be honest. How hard did you laugh while translating this?
          I ask this because this chapter had me rolling on the floor quite literally XD
          I also woke up my parents at night and got scolded T_T
          Hence, I want to know what your reaction was while TLing these 3 chapters 😀

        2. Lol so right you are deathblade. I thought the previous chapter gave me an early death qi but this chapter added fuel to the flame XD I’m about die…. if jelly comes out too…. OMG! Ill die from spitting out blood! X’D

  1. Thanks for the Chapter 😀

    Wang Tengfei… I actually felt bad for him…. but but….

    Oh god, this was just too funny XD

    ISSTH really is different from other Xianxia as it doesn’t seem to repeat itself as much (hope it doesn’t in the future too) and it actually has much more comedy than most… honestly, I DMR have no choice else it is immoral.

    I DMR officially give “I Shall Seal the Heavens” the “Funniest Xianxia” Award!!!

    *Cheers**Clapping*

    1. See, this was the one thing I wanted to comment on when I read the reader’s reactions and reviews. None of them really mentioned the humor and to me that is definitely one of the biggest points that makes this story stand out among Xianxia stories. Though I do feel like not mentioning the humor is intentional and in some way actually mirrors how ISSTH relates to other wuxia/xianxia works.

  2. Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator, Editor, Donor! Thanks for the chapter, Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, John Rogers, Lingson, MeeBoo, Yascob, Joseph Apor, Lim Derek, Gary Cosby, Dewi Suryono and Vidya Pati!

  3. This has now become my no.1 favorite Xian Xia series.

    It was in the top 4 before. But now, with these two chapters, and how brilliantly done they are, it just jumped straight to the top.

    I now place it above MGA, ATG, and Xian Ni.

    He simply has the best character of all of the Xianxia novel’s I have read. (I pretty much read all of the ones currently being translated). Hes also the most well balanced character. Chu Feng is ruthless. Wang Lin is a loner. Yun Che is a play boy.
    Linley is … I don’t really know. I can’t really place a personality on Linley. Hes not blood thirsty or ruthless. He certainly is extremely talented and lucky. He isn’t a play boy, and is quite loyal. He is definitely is not a loner or schemer. He is quite honest. He trains a lot. He is kind but severe. He isn’t arrogant, nor humble. He’s an archetypal protagonist. Which kind… all of them, I guess. But I digress.

    Meng Hao, as a person, is the most normal and balanced person. He isn’t heartless. He doesn’t really scheme, it just happens that way. He doesn’t really lie either. He doesn’t scam people (since its just their misinterpretations and arrogance). He’s quite funny actually. He’s not lecherous and quite pure hearted in that regard. He isn’t really smart, or talented either. He is the most human, out of all of them. The kind of person that you would see everyday. The kind of guy that can be anyone, actually.

    If there is anyone in all the series I have read, Meng Hao is pretty much the one people can identify with the most. You might say that he isn’t. But lets be honest. Can you really relate to those super lucky generous characters with super high talent, memory and can do everything and blood thirsty nature that kills everyone, even innocent disciples or those fleeing or if they had no impact on your survival? And even if you can, would you? I would assume most of you are normal people, and even with special powers that can slaughter everyone, wouldn’t.

    Which is also the reason why I consider this the best one. Meng Hao is pretty well written.

    In my opinion, anyways.

    ISSTH rocks.

    1. Very well put, my friend.

      As for me, the moment I identify with Meng Hao was when he confront a fellow scholar about ideal (Confucianism) and his own reality (he likened himself as a snow, dreaming on the warmth of summer but can only life in the cold of winter). It was sad for even if there are things we want to do, the things we have to do dictates by our surroundings, even if it’s not our fault.

    2. For the Linley section, he more likely to show off his might compared to Meng Hao. When false core guy tried to fight him 3x, if it was Linley, Linley would have just fought instead of pushing things off.
      Meng Hao things more then Linley (the only time Linley thought was when they were escorting Jenne, but Linley still ended it with might)

      1. For me although Linley has a great character, he isn’t cunning enough. He isn’t stupid, but he rarely hatches a clever scheme to get by his problems. He’ll just train to death and overcome his enemies, or will meet Phusro on the way. I love how Meng Hao and Yun Che will trick people and them trolling their enemies were some of the most enjoyable parts in their respective series.

    3. ^This
      Meng Hao is kinda like the extraordinarily ordinary guy. He isn’t overly clever, and does sometimes overstep his bounds, but overall, he is the most rational and human MC i have seen in any WN/LN/XX/WX i have ever read. But there is one thing i really like about him: He pisses people off, big time XD. I mean granted, most of them were misunderstandings but still, his schemes are endearing you know? The kinda guy i imagine i would be if i got thrust into any XX novel 😛

      P.S: One thing he has in common with XX MCs is his ridiculous luck. Er Gen’s brilliant writing prevents plot armor like situations and that’s one of the most interesting things about this novel. Many other xianxia novels’ MCs end up getting a nice thick coat of plot armor because of their luck. Not Meng hao 😀

      P.P.S: And the philosophical parts of this novel T_T…. i fell in love with this novel during the cathartic snow scene. I mean the confucianism …*sheds a solitary tear*

  4. Man, this was a great to read. Probably my favorite series of chapters in ISSTH so far, just because it’s the culmination of Meng Hao’s antics over the years/chapters. Makes my day much better after taking two very annoying mid terms.

  5. funny thing is other than eccentric song and li daoyi rest of them would die 10 seconds into their group assault and li aoyi wou;d last a few minutes beofre dying mostly cause he has better techniques

    1. Hrm, a Dao Child is stronger than you would think. The only reason he beat Li Daoyi before was due to the Blood Divinity. That thing was OP as heck and several grades above Foundation Establishment. Anyways, his fight with Li Shiqi should have shown that the level between them wasn’t incredibly large. But still, if more than one Dao child went against him, he would have trouble. If a Dao Child faced him while he was distracted by others, he should also have trouble. Especially if they were able to use the others as a distraction while taking the time to unleash their best ability. Like when Li Shiqi used the Seven Demonic Lotus Steps, if she had time to use more of the technique, then Meng Hao would have been in trouble.

      1. I think you’re mistaken about something… The blood divinities were fighting inside a mask, unrelated to meng haos and li daoyis fight and he had barely formed 3 pillars back then, now he’s got 4… The gap between 3 and 4 is a pretty huge one, it’s one of the bottlenecks where you get from the early to middle stage and for meng hao, every pillar powers him up WAY more than others. Seeing as he was able to stand toe-to-toe with a late stage(close to core formation) guy, pseudo-core stage(9 pillars), with 3 pillars, every pillar should be worth about 3 pillars for him, as compared to the other cultivators with flawless pillars. Now he should be able to deal with dao children without the threat of death.

        Also, this is way too funny, everyone wants a piece of meng hao 🙂

  6. This is one epic moments!

    a rare moments where very reading can’t help but feel lol
    even I who don’t feel like giving comments wanted to share this strange feeling after reading this lol

    Thanks for this epic chapter lol !
    MC is the best now let see what well he do with that elder BFF lol
    can’t wait for next chapter!

  7. Book 1: Let all chase Meng Hao cause of Greed get Angry for him self defense.
    Book 2: Enemies: Now we mostly have legit reason to be pissed off.

    Thanks. ISSTH is much better then Coiling Dragon.

  8. “What’s going on…? His name is Meng Hao, huh? It seems like he really has the ability to piss people off….”

    Yep he sure does have that ability. Thanks for the chapters I couldn’t stop myself from laughing at all.

  9. OMG!!!! thx deathblade, editors and sponsors… this truly was epic… every single enemy he left on his road gthered in the same place… and with elder song we already know that he can’t just power trough… so I can’t wait to see what he will do to get out of this pinch ghghgh

  10. i didn’t realize it before but meng hao and ‘the ultimate vexation’ are actually 2 peas in a pod. you could almost mistake meng for UV’s disciple. but damn did meng hao get around. he’s pretty much offended or attacked every major power there is. just imagine the stories that will be told long after he’s god. even if he never does become an immortal or god he’ll still be talked about as if he is one.

  11. Thank you for the chapter.
    those cliffs tho,…
    i only have one regret that i read it when i did. Waiting for chapters is just brutal. Keep up the good work Wuxiaworld. You have my eternal gratitude.

  12. “No wonder he’s the Elder Brother!” thought Fatty, taking a deep breath. His admiration for Meng Hao had reached such heights that he wanted to fall to his knees and bow down.

    LOL! I loughed so hard at this. This was so good :D. After this events Chen Fan will speak nonstop for whole 7 nights and days lol:)

    Thanks for all who contributed for this chapters…

  13. Hah this is so amusing. I just can’t stop laughing at the ways things just went from ‘i want that pearl’ to ‘i want to get the f out of here’

    Hanks for the chapter

    1. Unless I’m looking at the wrong part, I think it’s correct. Fatty (who is one of the most powerful GFS people) stands next to Meng Hao, and is then joined by his fellow disciples….

  14. Thank you for the chapter. This was one of the best chapters that I have read so far. I was laughing the whole time I was reading this chapter. I enjoyed everyone learning or meeting Meng Hao again from the last time he screwed them over.

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