ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 753

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The lightning in the three hundred meter area rushed toward Meng Hao, thoroughly enveloping him. The Lightning Elder up in mid-air watched Meng Hao’s actions with sparkling eyes. By this point, he was thoroughly shaken.

It was then that, all of a sudden, the enormous bronze cauldron began to shudder. Within the lightning, Meng Hao seemed on the verge of being torn to pieces. His skin was ripped and torn, and was clearly on the verge of exploding.

It was at that point, when he was almost about to explode, that natural law descended and swirled around his head. Now, every inch of Meng Hao’s person… was completely in Dao Seeking!

This was a Dao Seeking fleshly body!

This Dao Seeking was not as obvious as a Dao Seeking cultivation base. The influence it had on natural law was not very intense. However, from this moment on, Meng Hao’s body was truly like a Dao Seeking treasure.

At this point, he could close his eyes and allow any Spirit Severing cultivator to attack him at will, and it wouldn’t harm his body in the least bit.

In fact, in all the lands of South Heaven you would be as likely to find a phoenix feather or a qilin horn as you would to find someone with a fleshly body comparable to Meng Hao’s. Not even in the Ji Clan could someone like that be found.

This was an extremely powerful fleshly body!

Meng Hao lifted his head back and roared. In a short moment, all of the lightning in the area was sucked into his body. It disappeared without leaving behind even the tiniest trace. Meng Hao flew up into the air, and although no lightning could be seen on him, if you looked deep into his eyes, you would be able to sense amorphous lightning deep within.

As he hovered there in midair, he cast his senses throughout his body, and could feel how terrifyingly powerful it was. He could even sense some of the natural law of Heaven and Earth. Because this was an ancient Blessed Land, the natural law in this place was different from that of South Heaven. Therefore his aura was now a bit more primordial and chaotic than before.

It seemed ancient, filled with the passage of years, and the air he let off was one of boundless time.

He took a deep breath and then looked back down at the enormous bronze cauldron, and his eyes flashed. Moments ago, when he had placed his hand onto the cauldron, he had felt a bit of his soul detaching and entering the cauldron.

As he looked at it now, he could sense some vague, mysterious connection to it.

“Rise!” he said, raising his hand aloft.


The enormous bronze cauldron trembled. Creaking sounds could be heard, and fissures spread across the surrounding terrain, as it slowly rose up into the air, causing vast amounts of dust to spread out in all directions like a cloud.

As the cauldron rose into the air, its primordial, ancient aura became more and more similar to Meng Hao’s.

The sight of it caused the old man hovering in midair to gasp. He looked deeply at Meng Hao, then glanced down at the second true self standing not far away.

“I am not the spirit of the cauldron,” he said lightly. “However, I am its guardian. The truly valuable thing about this treasure is the inner cauldron, which is mysterious in origin. As for the outer cauldron, my master forged it. Now, it belongs to you. Since you have acquired it… it means you are tied to it by destiny. Time will tell whether or not you can use the cauldron to achieve the same glory that my master did.

“Now that you have obtained the cauldron, my mission is accomplished….” His eyes began to grow dim, and his body started to fade away.

His voice cool, he continued, “I should have perished long ago. That year, I was the lone survivor of the Tribulation Lightning, and my soul did not disperse. Now that my mission is complete, I can experience rebirth….

“I will travel to the underworld of the Fourth Mountain and be reincarnated, be born once again as a human. Years from now, perhaps you and I will meet again on the road to Immortality….” He continued to fade away until he was nothing more than dots of light, which began to fly up into the sky, then disappeared.

Meng Hao looked in the direction the old man had departed to. He wasn’t sure who he was, but he couldn’t help but think of the tall man he had seen in the vision all those years ago.

For a moment, the two of them had seemed quite similar.

After a moment of thought, Meng Hao looked back at the enormous cauldron.

“Shrink!” he commanded.

The huge cauldron thrummed, and then began to shrink. When it was the size of a hand, it floated down to rest on Meng Hao’s palm. As soon as it touched him, lightning surged out from Meng Hao, and he was immersed in electricity.

Within the lightning, Meng Hao’s body trembled, and he was able to sense some of the remarkable abilities of the bronze cauldron. It seemed as if this knowledge had suddenly popped into his mind automatically as soon as he touched the cauldron.

“Form Displacement Transposition ….” He gaped for a moment, then suddenly pushed down on the cauldron and looked over at his second true self.

In that instant, everything suddenly went blurry for a moment. When he could see clearly again, he was shocked to discover that he… was still holding the cauldron, but was now down on the ground where his second true self had just been standing. As for his second true self, he was hovering in midair where Meng Hao had just been.

“Incredible!” he thought, his eyes going wide. Panting, he looked down at the Lightning Cauldron, and his eyes shone with a strange light. He could immediately tell that this cauldron would be extremely useful in magical combat.

In fact, its usefulness wouldn’t be limited to battle. He could use it in many circumstances. It truly was Heaven-defying.

“It has other abilities too,” he thought. “It can unleash lightning, and is also incredibly heavy, capable of carrying out true crushing!

“Furthermore, it was created in ancient times. The sturdiness of the materials used make it is such that other magical items can’t even compare!” His eyes flickered as he suddenly thought of the statues inside the Lightning Cauldron, as well as the inner cauldron.

“This is truly a precious treasure!” he thought, breathing heavily. He put the Lightning Cauldron into his bag of holding, then flew up into the air. Together with his second true self, he shot off into the distance.

Moments later, he teleported out of the ancient Blessed Land and found himself once again on the lotus-shaped platform deep in the recesses of the former Black Sieve Sect. The door was no longer operational, and broke into tiny pieces, which then vanished.

Meng Hao glanced back at the disappearing door, then shot up out from within the earth. The Blood Demon Sect disciples were waiting outside, and when they caught sight of Meng Hao, they clasped hands and bowed.

“Blood Prince, we welcome you back with deep respect!”

The two Ironblood Patriarchs could sense that there was something different about Meng Hao, although they weren’t sure exactly what it was. As for the Golden Frost Sect Patriarch and the 3rd Li Clan Patriarch, they were now Blood Clone puppets, and had no way to tell.

When it came to the hundreds of thousands of rogue cultivators, not a single one could pick up on even the slightest clue. All they could tell was that Meng Hao… somehow seemed stronger, and more ancient.

“The Black Sieve Sect is destroyed,” declared Meng Hao, looking around at the crowds of people. “Next… is the Solitary Sword Sect!”

“The Solitary Sword Sect!” The forces of the Blood Demon Sect flickered with killing intent, and their desire to slaughter burned like wildfire. The hundreds of thousands of rogue cultivators were also getting excited.

“He’s actually going to completely wipe out the four powers who allied against him!!”

“If the Blood Demon Sect does that, then they really will unite the Southern Domain!”

Even as the hundreds of thousands of rogue cultivators expressed their shock, a glow like that of lightning appeared beneath Meng Hao’s feet, and he shot off into the distance, followed by countless beams of light that were the Blood Demon Sect disciples.

Several days later, the sky outside the Solitary Sword Sect began to rumble. The clouds collapsed as a mighty gale-force wind swept through the area. A storm seemed to be gathering above the Solitary Sword Sect.

The sect was completely sealed up. Disciples inside were not permitted to leave, and the entire sect was poised as if to face a mortal enemy. Everything was sealed to protect against reprisals from the Blood Demon Sect.

The mood in the Solitary Sword Sect was gloomy and distressed. Everyone was nervous. There were only a few tens of thousands of disciples left, and all of them were on edge. The sect’s Dao Seeking Patriarch was dead, and the strongest people in the entire sect were their three Spirit Severing Cultivators, including Sir Jian. 1

When they saw the beams of light flying through the air that were the Blood Demon Sect, they knew that they could do nothing to fight back. They could only hope that their grand spell formation, designed to protect the sect, would be able to stand up to the revenge-bent Blood Demon Sect.

The air outside the sect rippled as tens of thousands of beams of light approached. Meng Hao was in the vanguard position, and the murderous air around him was thick. His eyes flashed with killing intent as he glanced over the Solitary Sword Sect.

In this part of the Southern Domain, the mountains stuck straight up like swords. In the middle of the sect was a shocking mountain surrounded by thin mist. Looking through the mist at the sect, it appeared to be completely bleak and desolate.

Although the mist appeared to be thin, it was actually the first spell formation of the Solitary Sword Sect’s grand spell formation.

The Blood Demon Sect disciples behind Meng Hao joined their voices together into a raging sound that boomed like waves through the Solitary Sword Sect.


There was no response. However, the thin mist that surrounded the Solitary Sword Sect began to spin, transforming into numerous swirling dragons. The dragons rapidly merged together, shockingly forming… an enormous Sword Dragon!

The dragon was lizard-like, and gigantic enough to cover the entire sect. Its back was covered with innumerable great swords that stuck up like needles. It was green, and shocking to the extreme. As soon as it appeared, it raised its head up and roared at Meng Hao. 2

Meng Hao’s eyes flickered with coldness. He slapped his bag of holding with his right hand, and the Lightning Cauldron flew out. It thrummed, expanding rapidly until it was the size of a mountain. Endless bolts of lightning shot out from it, causing the entire sky to become a world of lightning.

A shocking pressure weighed down, and the sight of the cauldron caused Sir Jian and the other two Spirit Severing Patriarchs to become extremely nervous. As for the other disciples, they were shocked to the core.

However, there was one man off in a far corner of the Sect who did not seem nervous at all. He looked almost like an old man, but was in fact middle-aged. He had a stubbly beard, and looked lonely. Although he was a Solitary Sword Sect disciple, he wore no sword at his side.

The only thing he had was a flagon of alcohol from which he drank. He stared at what first seemed like an ordinary boulder that rested a bit further up the mountain from him. However, upon closer inspection… a person was visible inside the boulder. That same person existed for all eternity in his heart.

“Junior Brother,” the man said. “Kill them…. Kill everyone in the Solitary Sword Sect. Avenge my master, and pay for my crimes.” With a bitter smile, he took another long swig of alcohol.

As the shocking Lightning Cauldron expanded in size, more and more lightning appeared, causing everything to tremble.

The Blood Demon Sect disciples, as well as the hundreds of thousands of rogue cultivators that came to observe, were all flabbergasted. They looked on in awe as the Lightning Cauldron sped toward the Solitary Sword Sect’s Sword Dragon.


“Stand firm!” roared Sir Jian.

“All disciples, pour full energy into the spell formation!” cried another of the three Solitary Sword Sect Patriarchs.

Tens of thousands of disciples gritted their teeth and poured all of their energy into the spell formation. Instantly, the Sword Dragon looked even more corporeal than before.

Everyone watched as the Lightning Cauldron descended toward the Sword Dragon, which roared and then charged up to meet the Lightning Cauldron in mid-air.

Shocking booming sounds rang out.

Gasps rang out in all directions when the Sword Dragon slammed into the Lightning Cauldron, only to begin to shatter into pieces! It was incapable of standing up to the Lightning Cauldron in even the slightest capacity, and its entire body collapsed into fragments in only the blink of an eye….

It was destroyed as easily as crushing dry weeds!


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  1. Sir Jian was introduced in chapter 715. He was among the people who ganged up on the Blood Demon Sect Patriarchs while Meng Hao was missing. After Meng Hao returned, he was quickly cowed. If you recall, in chapter 717 Meng Hao had a staring contest with Gu Tianxiang, and Sir Jian got caught in the middle, and was injured
  2. “Sword Dragon” could also be translated stegosaurus. However, I have seen Chinese art in which such creatures are not stegosauruses. Although there is no way to know exactly what Er Gen envisioned (he did describe it as having swords sticking out of its back and looking like a lizard), I decided to go with the more literal translation of the characters. Also, there is an obvious connection to the name of the sect, so it seems apropos


90 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 5 – Chapter 753” - NO SPOILERS

      1. Well, right now the technique that he mostly use are the Ninth Moutain and Blackwhite Pearls. Which basically work as crushing/impact damage. I Imagine that have some effect on Meng Hao’s interpretation of Power.

        But seriously though, it can change his position with his Clone’s in less than a second. And because it’s made of materials from ancient times, it would probably be sturdy enough to work as a shield too. And It can summon Lightning..

          1. Well. That’s what he did. It haven’t been tested with other people/stuff yet. If for example you can switch with an enemy while an attack is going to your position, that would be OP.

      1. F5 sect is Love. F5 sect is live. Unfortunately, they are staying low now. Is there even any official registration form for F5 sect? Or anyone that managed to take the first comment and is willing can join F5 sect?

        1. lol! WTF! I’ve been 1st in almost 15-20 Chapters in some translated novels before but what! I’ve never even have a SECT!!! BWAHAAHAAAHAAA!\
          I was like the Laughing Monarch!!! HAHAAHAAA!!!

  1. “Junior Brother,” the man said. “Kill them…. Kill everyone in the Solitary Sword Sect. Avenge my master, and pay for my crimes.” With a bitter smile, he took another long swig of alcohol.

    Can someone tell me what happened to him ?

    1. Chen fan i guess,i remember he was mentioned a few chapter ago for having refused to fight meng hao and punished for that(torture for 60 years i believe)

      He had a master who pick him up from reliance sect,that master probably died for protecting his disciple or something like that

      1. His punishment of tortute was given because he wasn’t willing to join the war which is only a couple of chapter ago. I Imagine the tortute hasn’t even started yet with the chaos of the sect.

      1. Unless you’re the MC, in which case you usually lose your first Sect after getting your precious treasure and join some other Sects, or form your own

        1. Well, he didn’t abadon the sect. Reliance Sect was already destroyed with only Patriach Reliance and Meng Hao left. What he abadon is Patriach Reliance.. No need for loyalty toward Patriach Unreliable!

    1. Also, a flock of sheep will flee without their shepherd. Such in the case of Black Sieve Sect. However, Sword Solitary sect still have 3 Spirit Severing cultivators, which I imagine is quite loyal to the sect as their early cultivation must have been helped by the sect. I Imagine deserters will be killed on sight to warn the sect members.

  2. In fact, in all the lands of South Heaven you would be as likely to find a phoenix feather or a qilin horn as you would to find someone with a fleshly body comparable to Meng Hao’s.

    But Meng hao already got a Phoenix Feather fom the good dawn Immortal…

      1. Also, as Meng Hao’s body is rarer than Phoenix Feather and Qilin Horn, it doesn’t mean anything if he found a Phoenix Feather. As Meng Hao already found something rarer than that. I don’t understand your comment.

        1. This saying kind of annoyed me too, since in a world like this you probably could find Phoenix feathers and qilin horns. The saying if meant to say that the thing in question is rare enough that you basically can’t find them.

          1. Yep. The saying in this chapter meant that Meng’s Dao Seeking Body right now is rarer than a Phoenix Feather or a Qilin Horn.

    1. I don’t think so.. Afterall the technique that they cultivate is both different. The clone doesn’t have any fleshly body techniques. And Meng Hao doesn’t have the Parasol technique that the clone used.

  3. when i read he got the couldron i was like –
    Meng Hao Acquired a Lagendary Item –
    “Lightning couldron +11”
    Afinity Eath/Lightning
    Stat Bonus
    +100 strength
    +100% Def Against Spirit Severing level
    Item Skill
    Weigh Crusher
    Lightning Tempest

    anyway thank you for this chapter its really cool – and dont worry about unedited/unproofread chapter – we’ll still read it 😀 and probably re-read it again after its proof read – stay awesome DB

    1. You gotta add the Defense and Durability too.. I mean, it’s huge and made of strong materials from the ancient times. I will be disappointed if it’s not used as a shield.

      1. @Sarcze – right that too – durability is always a must – i think we can add in a Def of 700 -1500 – guessing from the description – since its a cauldron we can treat it as an offensive shield with that stat – and probably the same value for its ATK – i think i remember DB posting something about ISSTH having a mobile game – maybe they have a photo of the actual stats for this 😀

    1. Green, Lizard-like, No Wings (Chinese Dragons don’t have wings as far as I know), and with several Great Swords sticking out from its back. I think it’s safe to assume that it looks similar to a Stegosaurus.

      It’s just for the best to leave out the Stegosaurus name in the translation. Cause I don’t think Dinosaurs exist in South Heaven..

    Thank you for the Translation, Patriach Deathblade.
    Also, anyone can find the one different A? I. Imagine it will be quite easy.

  5. Thanks for the chapter, Deathblade, Madam Deathblade, Baby Deathblade, anonpuffs, Lingson, GNE, joeljbright, Azusky, Joseph Small, SongJaeGu, and LB!

  6. The description of Chen Fan there made me think he’s going to have some connection to Han Shan(?). The whole old man flagon of alcohol who’s also a sword immortal really clicked.
    I wonder if through some time warp he IS Han Shan or if he will just walk the same path, or even become his disicple after Han Shan is freed.

    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. That’s just dumb. You don’t need to be a Han Shan to drink alcohol. Also, I’m pretty what he’s drinking is a normal alcohol and by no means alcohol with Immortal Qi. He’s just a depressed drunkard now.

      1. You don’t know that! 😛 Maybe he will find some alcohol flagon with Immortal Qi! Just like some time wrap of Hao’er about the Time Swords…. -_-…..

  7. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, Lingson, joeljbright, Azusky, Baby Deathblade, Joseph Small, SongJaeGu, and LB!

  8. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, Lingson, joeljbright, Azusky, Joseph Small, SongJaeGu, LB, and Er Gen!

  9. Hello everyone this is my first comment on this website i have been reading for a very long time but i never made the account but seeing the speed of translations i couldn’t stop myself from expressing my gratitude thank you Deathblade for an awesome translation, I will try and sponsor a chapter in future.

  10. I hope everyone in the Southern Domain finally understands that they should never make an enemy out of Meng Hao. Also, I wonder if he is gonna go take out the 10th Wang Patriarch soon. Thanks for the chapter.

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