ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 746

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Chapter 746: False Immortal’s Soul

One sword swept out, bones withered and souls perished!

The power of Time flowed out like a bright, dancing beam. In the blink of an eye, the cultivators who had been swept up by the fleeing black-robed Patriarch, were completely withered into nothing more than dust and smoke. Their bodies, their magical items, everything was rotted into nothing.

All of the onlookers couldn’t help but be shaken deeply by the deaths.

People wanted to flee, but considering the level of the black-robed Patriarch’s cultivation base, they were nothing more than ants. No matter how quickly they scattered, he still threw them back as obstacles. As the power of Time consumed them, the black-robed Patriarch fled. Finally he had just a bit of breathing room.

“Dammit! DAMMIT!” His face was ashen, and the shadow of death loomed heavily over him. It had been many, many years since he had experienced the feeling of a deadly chase like this.

Inside, he was terrified, and was on full alert. Behind him, Meng Hao’s second true self continued to close in.

It was a solitary sword that rumbled through the heavens. The power of Time fell like rain, enveloping everything. The black-robed Patriarch’s face paled even further, and his pupils constricted. He suddenly slapped his bag of holding to produce a black horn. He bit the tip of his tongue and spit some blood onto it, causing it to writhe and wriggle. It shattered with a bang as two centipedes suddenly flew out from inside!

The centipedes were pitch black, except for a white line that ran down their abdomens. As soon as they appeared, the aroma of deadly venom wafted out, along with an indescribable aura.

“Attack!” The black-robed man’s face was pale. This was his trump card, something he had acquired years ago, and had even enabled him to launch a successful sneak attack against an injured false Immortal.

As soon as the centipedes appeared, they shot through the air like Immortal creatures. Their speed was incredible as they closed in on the second true self. However, as soon as they entered the power of Time, they instantly stopped in place.

The black-robed Patriarch became even more nervous, and he quickly produced even more magical items.

At the same time, the two many-legged centipedes continued to move forward, albeit much more slowly than before. They even looked excited.

The white lines on their abdomens began to expand until they covered more than half their bodies. Now, the centipedes appeared to be half white and half black.

At the same time, an incredible aura began to emanate out from them, and they grew even more excited. Gradually, their speed increased. Apparently, they were consuming the power of Time!

The sight of it caused Meng Hao’s eyes to narrow as he stood within the shield.

The black-robed Patriarch was inwardly delighted, and he continued to flee at top speed. As he did, he waved his sleeve, causing the numerous glowing, magical items to shoot toward Meng Hao’s second true self.

At the same time, the black-robed Patriarch’s eyes flickered, and he performed an incantation gesture then pointed up into the sky. A lightning bolt crackled downward, and a lightning sword coalesced in the sky which then slashed down toward the second true self.

The second true self gave a cold snort and loosened his grip on the wooden sword, allowing it freedom to orbit around him. It immediately transformed into a vortex, which became a tempest. Sword qi raged, and the power of Time screamed through the air.

As for the second true self, he lifted his right hand up, during which time a confused expression appeared in his eyes.

Suddenly, his right hand became transparent, and thousands of magical sealing marks appeared. Shockingly, they shot forward to form the shape that looked like a closed parasol!

The parasol was formed from numerous magical symbols, and as soon as it appeared in full, it opened.

A shocking aura exploded out, along with a brightness that rivaled the sun. In fact, anyone who glanced at it would think that this parasol really was a sun.

This was not one of Meng Hao’s divine abilities, but rather, a Daoist magic that existed in the memory of the Immortal’s soul inside the second true self!

“Solitary Yang Sky!” said an ancient, icy voice that came from the mouth of the second true self. As the words echoed out, the black-robed Patriarch’s magical items all shattered into pieces. As for the Patriarch himself, he was caught up by the glowing light and the tempest. Blood sprayed from his mouth as his body withered significantly.

Shock covered his face. “What divine ability is that!?!?”

What caused him even more despair was that the two centipedes, caught up in the river of Time, had been sated on Time power. Now, they shrank down and balled themselves up, leaving them unable to move and floating there in midair. Even when the black-robed Patriarch called for them to return, they completely ignored him.

“Dammit!!” he thought, his heart filled with frustration. Suddenly, back inside the shield, Meng Hao waved his right hand. The war chariot appeared directly in front of him, which he entered without hesitation, at the same circulating the qi of Immortal Shows the Way.


The chariot vanished, to reappear moments later in front of his second true self. He waved his hand, and the two sphere-like centipedes were instantly sucked into his bag of holding.

“YOU!!” roared the black-robed Patriarch, nearly coughing up blood. What he saw in front of him was two people who looked the same, and yet felt completely different. Immediately, he began to flee at top speed.

Even as he fled, Meng Hao’s second true self took a step forward and then raised his hand, pointing out toward the Patriarch. Immediately, the wooden sword began to emit a droning sound. At the same time, Meng Hao also performed an incantation and then pointed forward.

Meng Hao’s second true self was completely under his control, and in this moment he coordinated with it to jointly control the wooden sword. Droning, the wooden sword exploded with the power of Time.

70,000 years!!

Under the power of 70,000 years of time, the river of Time transformed into a sword!

Boundless sword qi caused everything to tremble and shake as the sword itself slashed toward the black-robed Patriarch.

The black-robed Patriarch’s eyes widened, and he was about to dodge out of the way when suddenly, the golden vortex of the Blood Demon Grand Magic appeared, as well as the Eighth Demon Sealing Hex.

Enveloped, the man couldn’t move an inch. He could only remain there in place as a sword containing 70,000 years of Time power descended upon him.

“NO!!” he howled. He performed a double-handed incantation, causing an ancient aura to suddenly appear, along with two sealing marks on both of his hands. His body was withering rapidly, not because of the vortex, or because of the decay of Time, but because of something he was doing to himself.

All of the flesh and blood in his body, even the bones and qi passageways, all of his fleshly body was condensing into a divine ability.

“Fleshly Sword Body!” he roared. His body collapsed, although his Nascent Divinity wasn’t harmed at all. His bag of holding tumbled off to the side as the various parts of his fleshly body were shattered and then formed back together… into a sword! Its blade was made of bone, and its hilt, flesh and blood! Qi and blood swirled around it in all directions.

The sword shot directly toward the Wooden Time Sword.


A massive explosion could be heard that shook the entire battlefield, astonishing everyone.

The white bone sword shattered, and the hilt fell to pieces. Qi and blood transformed into ripples that spread out in all directions. Meng Hao’s wooden sword trembled and emitted a droning sound as it spun backward. However, the second true self easily reached out his hand and grabbed it.

The second true self’s face was pale white as he staggered backward a few measures. As for Meng Hao, he was completely protected by his second true self, and yet still coughed up a mouthful of blood.

“So, peak Dao Seeking experts really can’t be killed easily,” he thought, his eyes glittering.

Rumbling rolled out across the lands below; the force of the explosion just now was too powerful, and the Blood Demon Sect’s final shield layer couldn’t take the impact. It trembled, and then directly shattered into pieces. The Blood Demon Sect was now completely exposed in the middle of the battlefield.

The black-robed Patriarch’s Nascent Divinity grew very dim under the power of the explosion, but fled at top speed nonetheless, an expression of madness and hatred on his face. Since becoming Patriarch of the sect, he had never been so seriously injured, especially not to the point of being forced to use the Fleshly Sword Body. All of his failures had to do with the wooden sword. The most powerful magical arts he could utilize were all designed to be used in coordination with the sect’s precious treasure.

“You’re all dead!” the black-robed Patriarch roared. “Meng Hao, I’m going to possess your body!! Golden Frost, Li Yuanlei, no more delays! I’m making my move now!” Gritting his teeth, he grabbed his bag of holding and then slapped it to produce an enormous statue!

The statue was fully three thousand meters tall, and completely black. An intense energy surged up into the air as soon as it appeared. Gradually, a seemingly infinite murderous aura began to swirl around it. Its presence caused strange colors to flash in the sky, and the clouds roiled. At the same time, a huge vortex appeared around the statue.

An aura suddenly exploded out that belonged to an Immortal.

It was an Immortal’s treasure!

The Dawn Immortal had been their trump card, but this statue was their last resort.

The red-haired old man from the Golden Frost Sect and the 3rd Li Clan Patriarch exchanged determined glances.

The Golden Frost Sect Patriarch took a deep breath and then waved his hand. Immediately 1,000 fist-sized rocks flew out from within his sleeves. Shockingly, Immortal qi immediately began to emanate out. These were not magical items, nor spirit stones. These were… pieces of Immortal jade!!

Even Immortals would rarely see so many pieces of Immortal jade!!

As soon as the pieces of Immortal jade flew out, the vortex around the statue sucked them up. The statue’s energy shot upward, and the murderous air to its aura increased by tenfold.

The 3rd Li Clan Patriarch had a very serious look on his face as he opened his mouth and spit out a mouthful of blood. His entire body suddenly sagged, and he backed up anxiously. Within the blood were countless dots of golden light, which formed together into countless strands that resembled a root formed of countless veins.

This was… a root of Immortality!

The Immortal root flew into the statue, and the instant it did, the statue seemed to come to life. Its limbs trembled, and the entire statue turned into a puppet!

At the same time, the black-robed Patriarch waved his sleeve to collect up Patriarch Six-Daos’ discarnate soul, then threw it off to the side.

The river of 100,000 discarnate souls was no longer under the control of Patriarch Six-Daos, but rather, the black-robed Patriarch. He led the river of souls directly into the statue-puppet, which caused its eyes to open and radiate brilliant light.

The aura of an Immortal exploded out with full intensity.

This was an Immortal!

Although it was not a true Immortal, even a false Immortal could still be called Immortal.

A false Immortal puppet!

“Meng Hao, it’s time to die!!” said the puppet, its voice that of the black-robed Patriarch.

The puppet’s eyes shone with boundless light at it slowly stood up. Its energy rumbled boundlessly, and the ground quaked. An Immortal aura exploded out.

“Everyone, attack! Eradicate everyone in the Blood Demon Sect! Leave no one alive!!”

In response to the puppet’s voice, the more than 100,000 cultivators’ hearts surged. It was almost as if their bodies weren’t even under their own control. Without the slightest hesitation, they shot directly toward the shieldless Blood Demon Sect.


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72 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 746” - NO SPOILERS

    1. This is the first time I have noticed your profile picture AMK and it looks really cute. 😜 But also…how come you always get first???
      Thanks deathblade for the chapter!!! 😌

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    Guess he does control the true self. That works. Speaking of controlling, and speaking of stone statues… Since buried swords are showing up… why not other things that were told to always belong to him…

    1. I’m still a little confused as to why he hasn’t claimed the “Lonely Tomb” spear. He still has the mirror that has the entire realm/memory in it and yet it was never mentioned again when he got to safety.

        1. or the mirror is either incapable of doing it now since its nature changed once it absorbed the world mirror, or else he just doesn’t know how yet.

          1. Or the author completely did not mention anything about the mirror ever since the demon-sect arc. So we simply have no idea why.
            Post-facto justifications, ahoy.

      1. I’m thinking he either needs a long period of time (which has been impossible so far as he’s always in the middle of something else since coming back) or a higher cultivation level to retrieve the main objects from the mirror world. Seems to be the only thing that makes sense – that or mikester is right and he’s just stupid haha

      2. The spear is inside the mirror and he couldn’t take it. If he could, then he would already become super OP with the 3rd Demon Sealer’s hex and legacy. Not to mention there are lots of incredible treasures inside it too.
        Also Menghao probably still couldn’t use the full potential of the immortal wooden sword, in his hand it was even useless when he fight against the 10th wang.

    2. LOL, that would be hilarious. If that truly is one of the statue protectors his ‘father’ gave him then they are really just gifting him back his treasures during this war.

  2. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, joeljbright, Azusky, Señor Garantía, and Er Gen!

    A cliff that even the man in black couldn’t handle? Inconceivable!!

    1. To be fair it’s not unbelievable that expects of their age and level would have final ultimate resorts that they would save until the end because of assumed loss to their longevity/cultivation

      1. Exactly, its all the other novels that are weird by having MCs take down big clans and their Patriarchs so easy when they’ve lived for so long and should usually have contingencies after contingencies. Usually in these big fights the most the bad guys have is a formation which usually only serves to help the MC when he easily breaks it.
        These guys prepared for this war so you gotta expect trouble.

  3. Many thanks Patriarch DB it seems your comprehension of the Withering Hanger of the Cliff God technique it seems~

    But I was wondering if this is the line up of the life of the wooden swords Howie put in the Demon Imortal sect

    SECT in the past => smuggled by Lord Fifth (possible culprit) to the Dao Lakes => either vomited or gained inside the dao lakes => turned to treasures by the future conned guys => then Howie thanks them for baby sitting~ but it would be funny if that time “a.k.a. rival” dude picked one or two of the swords there >:)

    1. I’m hoping they build up the time guy as more of an actual rival by letting him get the legacy flame at the end of the lakes – would make the story more interesting than the predictable Meng Hao gets all of them. But you’re right it would be funny if he got the other time sword :p

  4. 700k cultivators down to 100k

    Not sure if victory or a total loss even if they obliterate all the disciples of Blood Demon Sect and only Haowie and a few individuals survive. It takes 4 Great Sects + Rogue Cultivators just to destroy one Great Sect, at the cost of their own sect.

    1. well, i doubt the 4 great sects sent out everyone, each sect probably only sent about 50% of their total forces plus their dao seeking patriarchs (except for Black Sieve Sect ofcourse), so even if they incur great losses here, as long as the dao seeking patriarchs and sect great treasures make it back to their respective sects, theyre fine

      1. Plus they would have defeated the only expert in the southern domain who could wipe them (blood demon) so even if they lost as much as 70% of their total numbers, as long as they have their top expert and time they can rebuild without that threat hanging over them. Either way I’m thinking the ones who really will come out on top are the unaffected violet fate and song clan/sects.

        1. Yea definitely, especially in terms of the Violet Fate Sect, if Pill Demon really does make it and become an immortal (even if its a false one) they will truly have a rise in power.

          1. He’ll never become a false immortal, he chose to reincarnate because he wanted true immortality.

  5. It is funny, that black robe dude was the most powerful southern Sects Patriarch below Blood Demon and yet he remained unnamed.
    And he now tried to claimed Meng Hao body?! There already one insane Wang as example…

  6. i think Meng Hao still have that immortal sword?
    or he already used it in battle with 10th Wang Clan Patriarch
    i suddenly remember it since they mention immortal puppet

    he also still have 7th demon sealing skill

    Thanks for the Chapter

    1. He still have the sword but the magic alcohol that power it, I think he depleted it during 10th Wang battle as he didn’t use it during the attack on Black Sieve to rescue Xu Qing.

  7. That first meme was simply amazing lol. Hoping that Meng Hao sent for his Golden Light Church followers and hell the Crow Divinity Tribe to come, better late then never

    1. Just in time to box in the survivors with Lord Fith’s spell formation – the four great powers get to die with their last sight being all those shaking butts.

  8. Thanks for the chapter.All these sects have awesome legacy treasures and large number of experts and formations yet the one with the strongest expert seems to be running on just meng hao and a giant pool of weird blood.hope they didn’t sell their legacy treasures.

  9. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, joeljbright, Azusky, Baby Deathblade, and Señor Garantía! Wondering if the Wang Clan Patriarch will make an appearance.

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