ISSTH – Book 4 – Chapter 593

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Chapter 593: Meeting South Heaven!

Meng Hao’s eyes flickered. He turned and made his way off into the distance. In the end, he picked three other similar places in the Demon Immortal Sect where he concealed Wooden Time Swords in the ground.

Currently, he had a total of ten Wooden Time Swords, which he could use to unleash the first form of the Lotus Sword Formation.

To bet four of the swords on a possibility that was most likely impossible was a huge gamble for him.

“Each one of these Wooden Time Swords represents a vast collection of Spirit Stones….” he thought. Enduring the pain of it, he hid one sword after another. Every time he did, he buried his dreams and hopes along with it.

Meng Hao selected the four locations very carefully. In fact, the four different locations were places that, according to his memories of the First Plane, were still relatively intact.

That way, just in case the swords really did appear in the Third Plane… then they would be easy for him to recover.

As night fell, Meng Hao hovered in mid-air, looking out across the lands. He glanced at the four places where he had buried the swords, and the anticipation in his eyes grew stronger.

“If I succeed, then my path of cultivation can continue even more smoothly. If I don’t succeed… then at least I will have no regrets.” He made one more final look to ensure that he had committed the various locations to memory. Then, he made his way to the Fourth Peak.

More time passed by. Another half month was gone. The ghost images continued to occur with increasing frequency. The interval between the occurrences was shorter, and every time they occurred, they lasted for several breaths of time.

In fact, on one occasion a few days ago, Meng Hao had been concocting pills when the ghost images sprang for a few dozen breaths of time. During that time, he almost had the feeling that he had left the illusory ancient world.

He hadn’t seen Ke Yunhai recently. Even when he went to pay his respects and wish Ke Yunhai good health, it was only through the closed door of the Immortal’s cave. When Ke Yunhai spoke to him from inside, his voice seemed somewhat tired.

He wasn’t sure what Ke Yunhai was doing, but whenever he heard the man’s voice, he felt calmer. Ke Yunhai was his father in this life, and as far as Meng Hao was concerned, the most valuable thing he had acquired in this illusory world.

Xu Qing still had not finished with her secluded meditation. However, she had clearly experienced success in her enlightenment. Every time Meng Hao looked at her, she was experiencing different transformations of the soul.

She seemed completely immersed in Daoist magic. Although she was not consummately beautiful, there was now a vague air to her that was both unforgettable and fascinating.

“It should be any moment now,” murmured Meng Hao as he sat there cross-legged in the Immortal’s cave. “The ghost images are growing more intense and more frequent. Everybody must be getting very antsy by now.” He looked out at the evening sky and the dark clouds that were gathering up above.

Recently, he had not of his own initiative sought out any of the other South Heaven Cultivators. He had kept to himself, trying to concoct his medicinal pill from nothing, or achieve enlightenment of the Daoist magics.

Of course, all of the Cultivators from South Heaven were extraordinary individuals. Each one had inside information from their various Sects or Clans, as well as methods to evade Meng Hao. He was well aware of that. He could either mobilize the entire Sect to try to find them, or just not look for them at all. He preferred the latter.

Meng Hao was confident that they… would come looking for him.

When they did, it would be the whole group, except perhaps for Patriarch Huyan, who Meng Hao would kill at first sight.

Sheets of rain began to descend onto the Demon Immortal Sect. The entire world turned hazy, and as Meng Hao looked out at it, he had a strange feeling. He wasn’t sure if the world he was in was hazy, or if the rain was hazy… or if it was both.

It was much like how he viewed the future.

The rain fell until the third night watch before it started to lighten up. The land was covered with coldness that transformed into fog. When the sun rose, the fog slowly began to grow thin and then dissipate, transforming the haziness into clarity. Everything looked like a beautiful oil painting.

At dawn, a sword came!

It was impossible to say where the sword came from, but it shot directly toward Meng Hao. None of the protective spell formations on the Fourth Mountain did anything to stop it; apparently there was something special about this sword.

The sword came to a stop a meter or two in front of Meng Hao, where it hovered in the air. A mottled glow emanated up from its surface. Just barely discernible on the sword were the traces of a mark made by a soul.

It was one character.

Fang.

Meng Hao smiled. The people he had been waiting for were finally showing their faces.

He made a grasping motion with his right hand, causing the sword to fall into his hand. He sent out his Divine Sense to sweep it over, and immediately, a message transmitted into his mind.

After hearing the message, his smile grew even wider. After a long moment, he closed his eyes.

Noon passed, and evening was approaching by the time he opened his eyes again. His body flickered, transforming into a beam of light that shot past the First Peak and out of the mountainous region toward an area near the main part of the Sect where the Outer Sect disciples resided.

When Meng Hao finally arrived, no one was out and about. Everything was quiet as he headed toward a set of three connected residence buildings. As he neared a location between the second and third residence buildings, he waved his hand, causing a door to open up. Without hesitation, he entered.

Instantly, dozens of gazes fell upon him.

The residence was large and filled with dozens of waiting people. As Meng Hao looked around, he could see that they were separated into various groups.

Even within those groups, there were various subdivisions based on whichever area the people were from. After all, even though some of them might wish to kill others, they knew that they had to look at the bigger picture, and the trouble that it would cause if something like that happened.

The largest group of all, shockingly, was the Ji Clan. They had seven people, all of whom were Inner Sect disciples. Their eyes shone brightly, and although they didn’t speak, they made no effort conceal their extraordinary demeanors, nor their arrogance and pride.

Of the group of seven, three were women and four were men. There were two among them who were the most conspicuous. One was Ji Xiaoxiao, the other was a young man who had the glittering mark of a trident on his forehead. He emanated a sense of danger, and reminded Meng Hao a lot of the Ji Clan member he had killed most recently, Ji Mingfeng.

This young man was none other than Ji Clan Array member, Ji Mingkong!

However, of the seven Ji Clan members, the one that drew Meng Hao’s attention the most was neither Ji Xiaoxiao nor Ji Mingkong. Instead, it was an ordinary looking youth of short stature who stood behind them, smiling.

The youth seemed ordinary, but after looking at the seven Ji Clan members, that youth was the only one who caused him to feel a sense of danger.

It was merely a sense of danger, though. Meng Hao could not detect any bone-deep hatred from any of them, the type that said they wouldn’t rest until he was dead. Apparently, they did not have any idea at all that Meng Hao was connected to the death of Ji Mingfeng.

He glanced at Ji Xiaoxiao. She looked back at him silently.

In addition to the seven members of the Ji Clan, there was also the Fang Clan. Fang Yu looked at Meng Hao with a slight, enigmatic smile. Behind her were two men whose eyes glistened with displeasure as they coldly measured up Meng Hao.

Meng Hao recalled what Fang Yu had told him about three members of the Fang Clan coming to the Demon Immortal Sect. Obviously, these were the other two from the Fang Clan.

What was most intriguing to Meng Hao was that, although the right hands of these two men seemed ordinary, he could tell that they were not. He was familiar with the usage of the diaphanous Fang Clan glove. A single glance and he could tell that they were wearing just such gloves.

In addition to the Ji and Fang Clans, there were four or five others from the Eastern Lands. Most of them were grouped near the Ji or Fang Clans, but were eclipsed by those blazing suns of that part of the world. They didn’t look very extraordinary at all in comparison.

However, their Cultivation bases were clearly beyond ordinary. As Meng Hao looked them over, his gaze came to rest on a tall, slender man who stood next to Fang Yu. He was smiling, but within the gentleness of his look was a viciousness buried deep down. Inside, he was obviously an ambitious and ruthless person.

As for who he was, Meng Hao wasn’t quite sure. However, considering where he was standing, he could formulate some guesses.

“Don’t tell me this guy is chasing after the explosive dragon?” he thought. He suddenly felt a bit of admiration for the man’s bravery.

In another direction were the people from the Northern Reaches. From what Meng Hao understood, the Northern Reaches was a savage and uncivilized region. In some ways, it might be better than the Western Desert, but it was vastly different from the Southern Domain or Eastern Lands.

Actually, Meng Hao knew that the so-called Northern Reaches were actually a land of exile. The Cultivators there were mostly people that other locations couldn’t tolerate, who eventually sought their fortune in the Northern Reaches.

Of course, what the Northern Reaches proclaimed to have was freedom. Complete and ultimate freedom.

Most of the Sects there were rebel Sects from other areas. The Clans were usually formed from scattered remnants of other Clans. One example was the so-called Imperial Bloodline Clan.

According to rumor, that clan had previously given rise to several Immortals. Because of that, descendants had a strong foundation and were able to expand and grow. Eventually the group split. One half perished and the other half traveled to the Northern Reaches where they became this new Clan.

There were a total of eight Cultivators from the Northern Reaches. All of them looked very bizarre, and none of them grouped together. Each one remained isolated.

The tyrannical and haughty air that they emanated was readily apparent. Of the eight of them, three were women and five were men. Each one seemed like a viper, cold and grim. There was one of them, a young man, who stuck out more than the others. He had the eyes of a phoenix, and beautiful features. He appeared to be smiling, but it was a cold smile that made one feel as if a frigid wind was blowing through you.

This was none other than the member of the Imperial Bloodline Clan.

There was another young man who had a strange birthmark that almost didn’t appear to be a part of his body at all. It seemed to be slowly wriggling across his face, a shocking image that would make anyone who glanced at it look twice.

Next to that group were the people from the Southern Domain.

As he laid eyes upon them, Meng Hao’s eyes softened a bit. The Southern Domain… was his home. Most accurately speaking, he was someone from the Southern Domain.

There were a total of seven people from the Southern Domain. From the way they were organized, Meng Hao could quickly see which alliances now existed between various Sects and Clans.

Wang Lihai and Han Bei were together, which meant that the Wang Clan and the Black Sieve Sect were in cooperation.

Song Yunshu was nowhere to be seen. If Meng Hao’s guesses were correct, Song Yunshu had most likely met his fate at the hands of Ji Xiaoxiao. She surely had killed him to remove him as a witness.

Eventually, Meng Hao’s gaze came to fall on one of the women from the Southern Domain. Although her physical features were unfamiliar, as soon as their eyes met, Meng Hao gaped.

“It’s her….”

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This chapter was sponsored by Espen Leonhardsen, Nisan Gurung, Hioe Budiman, Chi Yip, and R Groenier

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94 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 4 – Chapter 593” - NO SPOILERS

      1. did you miss the fact that none of the girls in the series got married in that time? not xu qing (for obvious reasons), Chu yuyan(again obvious),fang yu(i don’t think there are a lot of people that can handle her xD),demon blood sect girl and others no one is married xD

        1. Yeah but wasn’t the whole purpose for her to get married? Even when Meng Hao was presumed dead, the clan still didn’t let her get married? Bear in mind she never met him.

    1. “Today I was beaten up by a busty woman in an elevator.
      I was staring at her tits when she said:
      “Would you press one?”

      So I did.”

      In school, my handwriting was always bad. They even gave me extra lessons in it because the teachers couldn’t read it. The moment I told them that I wanted to become a doctor they understood everything!

      A priests asks the convicted murderer at the electric chair, “Do you have any last requests?”
      “Yes,” replies the murderer. “Can you please hold my hand?”

      Two police officers crash their car into a tree. After a moment of silence, one of them says, “Wow, that’s got to be the fastest we ever got to the accident site.”

      A man has usually no idea how often he normally farts. That is, until he spends 24 hours with a girl he likes.

      1. not his wife dude not even his friend or acquaintance for that matter . and why would xu qing kill her anyways? she is one of the most insignificant characters around. i mean the cauldron he makes pills with has more air time then this girl xD

        1. Haha… You’re harsher than me… Poor little Song-girl…, the unwanted wife… Tsk… She must be hurt… Well, not my problem though. I’m a pro MHxXQ!!! Yupyup!

          1. Hohoho… That just proved that nothing is harsher than the truth… ^_^ nice one by the way for getting the 2nd place.

        2. Well she’s his betrothed so i assume there will be love quarrel. Also i remember there was almost whole chapter about, her so i don’t think she’s insignificant. And let’s not forget Ji Xiaoxiao and Han Bei. They can stir something 🙂

          1. lol they can’t stir anything in there he can kill them easily. as for the chapter you mentioned i assume you mean the one she was looking at candidates right? when they tried to look into meng hao’s identity? the only thing of importance in that chapter was when his mom appeared so yea she has minimum to no effect in plot of the novel or sub-plot or anything actually.

        1. lol what rumors? when he was talking with Zhixiang? or song clan girl? for Zhixiang nothing to be distrustful about , not like talking with others girls is a crime, as for song clan it isn’t his fault they are sticking to him like a parasite not to mention he hasn’t exchanged two words with anyone from their clan in around 110 years xD

          1. The rumor that he was banging Chu Yuyan and making that Wang clan guy a cuckold. She doesn’t have any idea how much time he spends with the Song Clan. Don’t blame the Song clan for him participating in their daughter’s marriage contest.

          2. lol Chu yuyan rumor was fixed anyways and he would have told xu qing that. as for song clan i never said it was their fault he “participated” i said after he left they shouldn’t have spread he was betrothed to their daughter i mean WTF??? that aint right man xD

        2. eh she can smell the virgin smell on him. he is the eternally pure cultivator he will probably ascend beyond godhood before he gets laid. xu qing will get her first 50 thousand years later when she is all wrinkly and grey.

          1. Whoa-hoho… that is harsh… to say that to Xu Qing. Too immoral (I miss Meat Jelly and Lord Fifth T_T) …. Well, nothing is harsher than the truth. ^.^

          2. except if she lives that long she wont be looking like that at all she would look exactly like she is now, you don’t live 50 thousand years and look old you know xD

          3. I agree.. I agree… A heroine must remain beautiful. Yup-yup… I just hope that she’s still alive after 50 thousand years. Correct me if I’m wrong but… It was stated that Lord Li made it so, that life isn’t permanent in their Universe right?

          4. @RaiShun: Lord Li made it so, but now he is dead. >:3 So… she needs to be dao seeking / severing or maybe the one above dao seeking.

            Maybe Lord Ji didn’t change that decree? But it wouldn’t made much sense for him not to do so. xD

          5. @Jokerx7: Ohh… that made sense. That question has been lingering in my mind for quite some time now. I’m glad that you answered it ^_^. Thanks by the way!!!

          6. hmm even if Ji patriarch didn’t change the decree they can still reach dao realm, you guys are assuming it is next to impossible to get there but in fact the only thing they need to do is go to another mountain and sea. Lord Li wasn’t ruler of the universe just the ninth mountain and sea there are eight more out there if they get there maybe there are other rules 🙂

          7. @balinor: Ohh! There’s an error in my question. Rather than asking about Lord Li’s decree in their universe, I should’ve asked about Lord Li’s decree in “Ninth Mountain and Sea.” Gosh! Stupidity strikes (-_- )! Thank you balinor for pointing out what was wrong with my question ^_^!

            #kyaaa…! (>o< )Now I'm embarrased! I wanna hide!! *found a hole and hides herself inside*

          8. I think there’s a difference between the Dao realm and the Dao Seeking realm. The Dao realm seems to be a realm after Immortal. You don’t need to get that far to become Immortal. I believe just reaching Immortal probably makes you Immortal. I think Ke Yunhai actually says that he wouldn’t age if not for Lord Li’s decree.

  1. Thanks for the chapter, Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs, TheNo1Fan, Courtrecords, Lingson, Yascob, joeljbright, leoloo, Espen Leonhardsen, Nisan Gurung, Hioe Budiman, Chi Yip, and R Groenier!

    1. actually somewhat disappointed if he really died, he was one of those neutral characters that had a fairly good personality and certainly should’ve lived on. Meng hao should’ve helped him in some way, in a way he is actually his brother in law after all, even if it’s all a little weird.

  2. She is suffering for a hundred of years and for that i was feel sorry for her…if meng hao is a gentleman he should cancel their engagement as soon as possible

    1. lol i think him running away after that gathering was pretty good way to cancel anything. not like he wanted to be there in the first place his friend kinda dragged him there and one thing led to another and he participated. this has nothing to do with meng hao and a lot to do with song clan sticking to him….i mean dude come on they tried to kill him after he won that competition in my book THEY owe HIM!!!

      1. What you say makes no sense. He wasn’t forced to participate. Also he ran away because every sect and clan in the Southern Domain was coming to kill him. The Song Clan didn’t try to kill him. They were going to protect him from the others.

        It was already stated that they can’t cancel the engagement after he won the contest because it would ruin the reputation of their clan. Meng Hao hasn’t canceled it because he probably doesn’t want to ruin their reputation. Basically don’t make up absurd reasons because you don’t like the pairing.

        1. dude WHAT PAIRING??? that clan, that girl the whole freaking thing is so insignificant it doesn’t need to be mentioned again. i never said i didn’t like the girl or the clan or whatever you think, i just said it isn’t his fault people trying to hunt him down in south domain. which made him run away and he wouldn’t have married her either way.

    1. if he does that then when he leaves the planes of demon immortal sect he will be hunted and not just by one or two people but by WHOLE SOUTH HEAVEN PLANET… so killing them is stupid not to mention if he kills these guys even if he doesn’t have problem hiding later, xu qing will definitely have. it is after all pretty suspicious that hundreds of people go in and 2-3 come out.

    1. why do you people make it sound like he ran away on the wedding day? he doesn’t even know that girl she is just a name among many. it isn’t his fault her clan is acting like a stalker and saying she is betrothed to meng hao. and you know why they do that? because his mother showed up at that meeting and his perfect foundation nothing more…if he was someone normal they would have said we don’t recognize him. QED song clan sucks which has nothing to do with meng hao

      1. It’s exactly his fault. He knowingly participated in the contest for her hand. Entering the competition is agreeing to marry her if he wins. His ‘mother’ also jumped in and threatened them so they can’t take it back regardless. They don’t know about his perfect foundation. They know that he has a piece of the classic scriptures.

        1. his mother appeared because they were peeking at secrets better left alone not to solidify his marriage. and i don’t get how you say it is his fault? they could just as easily presume he was dead and carry on after all he disappeared for around 110 years, would that tarnish their so called clan reputation? no it wouldn’t it was only logical. sure he participated in that competition but wasn’t his fault he had to run and again if he hadn’t he wouldn’t have agreed to the marriage either.

          1. Why she appeared is irrelevant. That she appeared and somewhat endorsed them getting together, but on her terms, still means that them canceling is insulting Meng Hao and potentially causing her to comeback to kill them. You see this in multiple Chinese stories that canceling an engagement is seen as insulting.

            No they can’t just as easily assume he’s dead and carry on. There’s no reason for them to risk annihilation from his mother for no reason. He was last seen alive in the Western Desert. 100 years is within his lifespan. What you consider logical is both dangerous for them, doesn’t make sense given their lifespans, and is potentially against their culture(remember that Fatty’s first fiancee is already considered part of his family and is living with them).

            He already agreed to the marriage. He did so by entering the marriage contest. The two are intrinsically linked. If Meng Hao later intended to break the agreement is a separate matter entirely but he clearly agreed to marry her by participating. Also who knows? Meng Hao may have married her if the choice was between that and dying.

  3. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs, TheNo1Fan, Lingson, Courtrecords, Yascob, joeljbright, leoloo, Espen Leonhardsen, Nisan Gurung, Hioe Budiman, Chi Yip, R Groenier, and Er Gen!

  4. Thanks for the chapter! I wonder how much Meng “Trickster” Hao will request to open the third level… I expect lots of blood to be coughed in the next chapter 🙂

  5. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs, TheNo1Fan, Lingson, Courtrecords, Yascob, joeljbright, leoloo, Espen Leonhardsen, Nisan Gurung, Hioe Budiman, Chi Yip, and R Groenier!

  6. Have faith in Patriarch Deathblade gain eternal translation. When Patriarch Deathblade translates, who dares to read MTL!
    Peace is a lie.
    。There are only flowers.
    。Through flowers I gain passion.
    。Through passion I gain strength.
    。Through strength I gain power.
    。Through power I gain victory.
    。Through victory my chains are broken.
    。The Aureate Sect shall set me free!
    Provisionary Outer Sect Disciple, Jack~

  7. Ya know it is true. None of the named females that Meng Hao has met have every married. Or even really had sex with anyone. Amusing.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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