ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 747

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Chapter 747: Decisive Battle!

The final, decisive battle had finally begun!

Booming filled the sky and the land, the Heavens dimmed, and the wind screamed. The Blood Demon Sect was the center, and surrounding it was a vast sea of cultivators unleashing magical techniques that gave rise to enormous ripples. The earth was smashed and the air shattered. It was as if doomsday had arrived.

More than 100,000 cultivators charged across the battlefield madly toward the Blood Demon Sect disciples that they had besieged this entire time. The Blood Demon Sect disciples had repressed themselves to the limit, and now their savagery exploded out.

“KILL THEM!!” There were tens of thousands of Blood Demon Sect disciples and more than 100,000 enemy cultivators. Despite the fact that they were significantly outnumbered, they did not hesitate to wade into the bloody battle.

This was their sect, and this war was being waged to exterminate them. Not a single one of them would be left alive. Since that was the case, they would take some of the enemy with them!

Or perhaps… they would be able to slaughter their way to a chance for survival.

Meng Hao’s eyes glittered as he retreated back to Blood Prince Gorge. Xu Qing was shivering slightly when he landed in front of her, but when she saw him she took a deep breath and gazed at him with gentle eyes.

He embraced her, then looked up at the vast array of enemy forces charging toward them. He watched as the Blood Demon Sect disciples charged madly into the fray, and the final, decisive battle began.

“Are you afraid?” he asked Xu Qing softly.

“No,” she replied with a chuckle.

Meng Hao’s second true self hovered in midair, eyes glittering. He raised his hand, causing the wooden sword to circulate around him as his peak Dao Seeking cultivation base surged. Then, he turned into a prismatic streak of light that shot toward the false Immortal puppet.

The puppet immediately met him in combat and explosions rang out, sending boundless ripples out in all directions. This became a third battlefield, the second being where Patriarch Blood Demon was fighting.

On the ground below, the slaughter commenced. Shouting rang out, along with the sounds of killing. The Blood Demon Sect disciples were in a frenzy, holding nothing back, even sustaining injury and burning longevity. When they were too severely injured, they would smile bitterly and then choose to self-detonate.

Rumbling filled the battlefield as the Blood Demon Sect disciples massacred the enemy with savagery and madness.

One particular Blood Demon Sect disciple with a Nascent Soul cultivation base, received a fatal blow. Using the last bit of his energy, he lunged forward and buried his teeth into his opponent’s throat and ripped out a huge chunk of bloody flesh. As his opponent screamed miserably, the Blood Demon Sect disciple laughed maniacally and then self-detonated.

Another Blood Demon Sect disciple unleashed a forbidden art. His entire cultivation base and fleshly body, even his soul, transformed into a drop of blood which stabbed through the foreheads of multiple opponents. After slaying eight people in a row, he exploded.

Ruthlessly savage!

Due to the berserk fighting of the Blood Demon Sect, the more than 100,000 enemies were kept outside of the mountain peaks, and were incapable of stepping half a pace into the interior of the sect. The vicious slaughter being carried out by the Blood Demon Sect completely shook their opponents.

In a very short period of time, the Blood Demon Sect lost more than 10,000 cultivators. However, the enemy forces paid a heavy price; more than 20,000 of their number were killed!

Meng Hao did not participate in the fighting, but rather stood outside Blood Prince Gorge, surrounded by Blood Demon Sect disciples, silently observing the battle. To the other disciples, their Blood Prince had already paid a heavy enough price. Now… it was time for them to do their part.

Up in midair, the Dawn Immortal’s clone began to shine with a brilliant light. The illusory Resurrection Lily behind her almost seemed corporeal. She was now relying purely on her own strength to keep Patriarch Blood Demon’s clone in check.

Rumbling filled the air as they attacked each other. As for the red-haired Golden Frost Sect Patriarch and the 3rd Li Clan Patriarch, they circled around the area, occasionally attempting to interfere with the battle, but mostly just setting up spell formations in an attempt to prevent Patriarch Blood Demon from breaking free.

In a different location, Meng Hao’s second true self was fighting the false Immortal puppet. The black-robed Patriarch’s Nascent Divinity was now driving the puppet, and thanks to his towering killing intent and the puppet’s incredible strength, Meng Hao’s second true self was slowly being pushed back.

The gap between the peak of Dao Seeking and a false Immortal was too vast!

Thankfully, Meng Hao’s second true self had the Wooden Time Sword, and the Immortal’s soul inside of him made him just capable of holding his own in the battle.

However, anyone could see that eventually, the Blood Demon Sect… would be defeated.

“DIE!” roared the more than 100,000 enemy cultivators as they surged onto the offensive once more. In the middle of all the fighting could be seen the Golden Frost Sect puppet with the Dao Seeking aura. Its eyes flashed as it advanced cautiously through the crowds.

The cultivators who made up this Golden Frost Sect puppet were already thoroughly frightened by Meng Hao. They had looked on helplessly as the Solitary Sword Sect’s early Dao Seeking expert was killed, and the Li Clan Patriarch severely injured. Then there was the black-robed Patriarch, who they didn’t even come close to matching up to.

They would have long since fled, but this was war, and they could not.

Even as the Golden Frost Sect puppet started to advance, Meng Hao’s eyes began to flicker with icy coldness. He looked at the puppet, and as he did, it stopped in its tracks.

Meng Hao looked down at Xu Qing and began to speak, his voice soft. “I’m going to kill a lot of people today. If you don’t want to see so much bloodshed, you can always close your eyes.”

Xu Qing looked up at him with a tender expression, then closed her eyes.

Holding Xu Qing tight with one arm, he flicked his sleeve, causing the war chariot to appear. He stepped inside, and the war chariot began to shine with a blinding light. Numerous beasts magically appeared, and they roared as they began to pull the chariot forward.

He stood there in the war chariot, Xu Qing at his side. Now that he had reappeared on the battlefield, he once again became the focus of attention. Everything he said and did would be noticed, and would affect the overall situation on the battlefield.

Boom!

The war chariot charged into the crowds, and instantly people were killed. In the blink of an eye, a bloody path was carved out across the battlefield.

Bloodcurdling screams filled the air constantly. Anyone who was struck by Meng Hao’s war chariot died in a spray of blood. Soon, the chariot itself was the color of blood.

Meng Hao’s face, hair, and clothing were also soaked in blood, but he didn’t care. His eyes were cold and grim as he waved his hand, causing the Ninth Mountain to appear as well as the fourth level vortex of the Blood Demon Grand Magic.

He was no longer the scholar he had been. Nor was he the same Meng Hao of the Southern Domain. After joining the Blood Demon Sect, his heart had begun to fill with an insatiable desire to kill.

That desire to kill was the Devil in his heart!

Be a Devil in heart. Bedevilment! As a Devil, carry out mass slaughter!

Meng Hao lifted his head and roared as the war chariot shot forward, this time toward the Golden Frost Sect puppet. The Golden Frost Sect puppet’s face fell, and it fell back at top speed. It performed an incantation gesture, causing the glint of blades and swords to spin toward Meng Hao.

Boom!

Meng Hao made no attempt to dodge. The war chariot smashed forward, crushing the incoming blades and swords like dried weeds as it barreled toward the puppet.

Another explosion rattled out, and popping sounds could be heard from the puppet as cracks spread out across its body. It retreated again, waving its hand to produce a golden greatsword which then slashed down toward Meng Hao.

Meng Hao snorted coldly, clenched his right hand into a fist, and punched out.

The instant his punch connected with the greatsword, cracks spread out across the sword, and it exploded into pieces. Having lost the greatsword, the Golden Frost Sect puppet appeared to be in a state of despair. It was incapable of dodging the war chariot, which slammed directly into its body.

A boom could be heard as the Golden Frost Sect puppet fell to pieces. It transformed into four Spirit Severing cultivators, all of whom were coughing up blood. Faces aghast, they were about to flee, only to find that the fourth level vortex of the Blood Demon Grand Magic was waiting for them.

The vortex rumbled into motion, and not a single one of the four were able to escape. They were enveloped by the vortex, and their bodies began to wither. Their cultivation bases were sucked away; even genuine early Dao Seeking cultivators would be incapable of getting out of this vortex. As for these four… how could they possibly escape death!?

BOOM!

Their bodies exploded, and their cultivation bases were gone. Their Nascent Divinities flew out, whereupon the flag of three streamers appeared to sweep them up.

Unfortunately, this small victory did nothing to change the tide of the battle as a whole. In the same moment that Meng Hao vanquished the Golden Frost Sect puppet, booming sounds could be heard from up in mid-air as his second true self coughed up blood and retreated at top speed.

The false Immortal puppet, under the control of the black-robed Patriarch, was emanating an incredible energy. Immortal qi surged about, and the air around it shattered. Natural law bowed before him, as if it were the ultimate sovereign.

“Blood Demon Sect! Today, you will be exterminated!” cried the black-robed man from within the false Immortal puppet, his voice laced with killing intent. “Meng Hao, you twerp, you will not escape death today!”

The enormous puppet flickered, suddenly changing directions to attack, not the second true self, but Meng Hao.

Meng Hao’s killing intent filled the air, but he was well aware of the gap in power between him and the puppet. The war chariot thrummed as he retreated. Unfortunately, the false Immortal puppet only continued to pursue him, and even increased its speed. It got closer and closer!

It didn’t seem as if there were any place Meng Hao could flee to. The false Immortal puppet would catch him no matter where he went!

His second true self flickered and shot toward him. However, Meng Hao knew that there was nowhere to flee to. He suddenly grinned hideously, and then stopped in place. He raised his right hand, and the Blood Demon Grand Magic appeared, along with the Ninth Mountain, the Black White Pearls and the Blood Immortal divine abilities!

He also summoned the ‘withering’ character, and called the Ji Clan Blood Clone from down on the battlefield. In addition, the Resurrection Lily blossomed behind him, writhing viciously.

And finally… he clenched his right fist!

As for the second true self, he utilized his peak Dao Seeking cultivation base to unleash the Solitary Yang Sky!

It combined with the Wooden Time Sword, a river of 70,000 years of Time power, and everything else, to form the most powerful attack that Meng Hao could currently unleash.

He was battling a false Immortal!

The entire battlefield shook violently!

A shocking boom rang out that turned the heads of countless people on the battlefield. The air was shattered, and the false Immortal puppet not only stopped in place, it retreated three measures!

Meng Hao’s second true self spat up a huge mouthful of blood and stumbled backward. As for Meng Hao himself, blood also sprayed from his mouth. However, his body did not collapse due to the protection of the chariot. The war chariot tumbled end-over-end, and the qi of Immortal Shows the Way vanished, causing the war chariot to also disappear.

Meng Hao held Xu Qing tight as he fled. When he looked back, he saw the false Immortal Puppet laughing maniacally and proceeding forward with killing intent swirling.

“Time to die!” roared the puppet, raising its right hand. Shockingly, a multi-colored glow appeared, swirling Immortal qi which transformed into an Immortal lotus. The lotus pulsed, and a massive pressure rumbled out.

It was at this point that….

Up in midair, Patriarch Blood Demon’s clone, the one that was fighting the Dawn Immortal, suddenly sighed. Then, it turned and vanished.

Meanwhile, in the cave in Mount Blood Demon, the armored Patriarch Blood Demon sat cross-legged in the Blood Pool. Suddenly, his eyes snapped open, and they radiated a glow the color of blood.

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61 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 747” - NO SPOILERS

        1. The wooden swords and wooden time swords are not the same…

          The wooden swords are a type of legacy treasure, based on true spirits, while the wooden time swords are treasures that Meng Hao made himself.

        2. Have you even read the past 746 chapters? The Immortal Murdering Swords are not the same as the Wooden swords Meng Hao has been using.

          He first got his first IMS from the Snake Corpse (If I remember) at Reliance Sect, which he copied.

          The Wooden sword that Meng Hao’s been using is Time Wooden Swords made from the Spring Autumn tree branch (If I remember

          THEY ARE FKIN DIFFERENT. If I remember, ain’t the IMS still being used to seal the Ji Guy?

      1. The Immortal Murdering Swords? It’s been a long time since they were last talked about, I think they’re still not completely unsealed, so maybe that’s why he’s not using them.

        1. Yea, they’re not unsealed so other than being almost indestructable and having a slight qi draining quality they aren’t as effective as his other weapons other than using them as finishing blows against immortals.
          Also he can’t take out all or Ji Nineteen would have a chance to revive.

          1. Oh right, THAT’S what they’re being used for- sealing Ji Nineteen! I had completely forgotten. Thank you for that refresher. Also, any wound they inflict is immune to Immortal healing techniques, IIRC, so they still ARE quite effective.

  1. Ok Ok, time to ask a question now. The Blood Demon Patriarch seem to have the capacity to win his fight since the start, but chose to stay in place and let the war continue for days. A war which he himself started.
    So, did he seriously caused the death of tens of thousands of his disciple (and probably the future destruction of 3 of the now 7 great sect and clans) just to make sure Meng Hao earn enough blood lust?

    1. Partially. He believed he could have won before things escalated to this point. He said he ‘underestimated’ them. He wasn’t expecting all these treasures + Dawn Immortal to come and block him. Chances are, he probably wanted them to survive, but Meng Hao’s Demon Sealer status and the change of the league of demon sealers matters more.

    2. The reason they are called “trump cards” is because you want to try to win without using them. In war, you usually don’t lead off with a nuke, especially when you aren’t sure if your opponent has nukes, or how many.

    3. There might also be some sort of penalty that Patriarch Blood Demon might suffer from using whatever he’s gonna do? He is relatively old and nearing the end of his lifespan right, which is why he’s trying to raise up Meng Hao?

      1. He’s most likely going to die after this, or at the very least return to being drop of blood. When the clone vanished and his eyes opened it means he’s going to battle with his real body and as the Dawn Immortal said that he’s hiding from the heavens, so from the time he leaves that cave he probably has a clock on his life, well he kind of already had a clock but this one is probably going to be a lot shorter.

        Also if that happens, with him being the only reason the Blood Demon Sect has been allowed to exists it also means the end of the sect as he knows Meng Hao is not going to replace him and there is no one else strong enough to ensure they don’t get wiped out. Its the Reliance Sect situation all over again, only worse for these disciples because of how people see the arts they practice (especially the Solitary Sword Sect)

    4. My guess is that there is a price to be paid for him to use his true self, so he would have prefered to avoid doing that, and also, it’s not the first time a patriarch don’t seem to care that much that many of his sect cultivators is going to die as long as it’s not someone important to them.
      Most cultivators are selfish and that includes patriarchs, patriarch six dao from Black Sieve Sect seem more pissed about losing the fight and some of his cultivation base because of Meng Hao than because a lot of the sect members died. They are just cannon fodder to them.

      1. It’s clearly stated that the reason his real body is hiding under the mountain is because he’s originally a drop of blood who gained sentience.
        That’s why he’s called the Blood Demon.. And if he’s exposed to the heavens/sky, he will return back to a drop of blood. Which basically means death. So yeah.. HE’S GONNA DIEEEEEEEE.

  2. Dammit, it looks like Blood Demon is going to sacrifice himself D: I was going that once Meng Hao learned to seal the heavens he could stop Blood Demon from dying.

  3. I guess that this will be the end of Patriarch Blood Demon. 🙁 He’s probably gonna come out of the cave to battle at the cost of his life. But he should be able to save the sect with his sacrifice, at least. And Meng Hao will become the new Patriarch.
    Thanks for the chapter!

  4. Well its come to this, even if Meng Hao stays after until Xu Qing reincarnates he’s probably not going to take over as the Patriarch in the long term so this is probably the end of the Blood Demon Sect. Though i guess 90+ years can be enough time for someone to advance if fate wills it.

    Many Thanks for the Chapter!

  5. “Dawn Immortal, earlier you asked me why I was so confident. Well now I’m going to show you… exactly why I am so confident.”

    I am now telling the computer exactly what it can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate.

    I don’t know why that’s what I thought about.

  6. Well, It looks like Blood Demon is gonna sacrifice himself to take out the False Immortal Puppet and maybe the Dawn Immortal’s clone too. Thanks for the chapter.

  7. So the southern domain will have 5 less sects from now on… That means the whole domains power is decreased considerably…

    Thanks for the chapter translation.

  8. Meng hao sure is gonna break through dao seeking in this war since his blood lust is to the peaks and may be he will go back to ancient dao geysers once again.

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