ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 858

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Chapter 858: The Last Time!

The Seventh Demon Sealing Hex was a magic unique to the League of Demon Sealers. It seemed similar to the Ji Clan’s Dao of Karma, but was fundamentally different. As he unleashed the magic, Meng Hao’s eyes gleamed with a strange light, and he looked around at all the magical items.

Instantly, he was able to see numerous threads attached to the various magical items. These were none other than Karma Threads.

All of the magical items had Karma Threads attaching them to the Warrior Pavilion, and now Meng Hao could see each and every one of them clearly.

“So, even magical items can have Karma on them,” he thought. “Well, now I’m not so worried.” Clearing his throat, he glanced around craftily.

“First, I’ll hex the Karma on these magical items, and then I’ll form a destiny connection with them!” Waving his hand, he caused the Seventh Demon Sealing Hex to cover all of the magical items in the Warrior Pavilion.

In the blink of an eye, bright light shot out in all directions, and the entire Warrior Pavilion began to shake.

Meng Hao’s heart pounded as he waited for a few moments. Seeing that there was no further reaction, he relaxed a bit, then looked around craftily one more time.

“The floor tiles here are excellent,” he thought, licking his lips. “Later on, I think I’ll pry up a few to take with me. And the wood those shelves are made from is anything but ordinary….

“Those decorative tiles are nice too!” His eyes shone brightly as he took a deep breath.

He quickly performed an incantation gesture, causing Karma Threads to appear on top of his head. These were his own personal Karma Threads, which glittered with resplendent colors. Meng Hao settled his qi and calmed his mind, then searched through his Karma Threads until he found one that seemed to be on the verge of fading away.

That Karma Thread was the one that had been created when he first laid eyes on the spear moments ago. Of course, the thread was incredibly thin, as if even a slight breeze would cause it to scatter.

Meng Hao took a deep breath, then lifted his hand and pointed out toward that particular thread. Instantly, the Karma Thread twisted into the shape of a magical symbol, which then descended into Meng Hao’s hand.

“Bind destiny!” he said. Instantly, the thread began to glitter with radiant light. At the same time, the spear began to tremble, as if it were struggling against something.

As it fought, the Karma thread attached to Meng Hao’s head that represented the spear suddenly grew very clear. Now it seemed to be even more closely attached to Meng Hao, as if the Karma between the two of them was growing deeper.

“A Writ of Karma! Bind destiny!” Meng Hao’s eyes shone with bright light, and he let out a bellow. The magical symbol on his right hand began to glitter radiantly as he crushed it. A boom rattled out as the magical symbol shattered. In the moment that it dispersed, the spear ceased struggling, and Meng Hao could suddenly feel something like a summons, echoing out from the spear.

Unable to withhold his excitement, he stretched his hand out into the air. The spear immediately flew through the air with a screaming whistling sound and landed directly in his hand

Meng Hao laughed out loud.

“Mine! All of the magical items here are mine now!” Even as excitement filled his heart, suddenly, a murderous aura surged toward him from behind.

The aura was so intense that it seemed capable of destroying him in body and spirit by merely brushing against him.

Meng Hao’s face fell, and he jerked his head around. However, there was nobody behind him. The murderous aura was still there, though; apparently it came from the Warrior Pavilion itself.

Cold sweat dripped down Meng Hao’s face, and he didn’t dare to move. The murderous aura filled him with intense nervousness, and he began to edge his way toward the door. The murderous aura followed him as he went, as if it were attempting to intimidate him.

“I was just creating some ties of destiny!” Meng Hao said quickly. “What are you flipping out for?” After a moment, he continued, “Uhh… a misunderstanding, a misunderstanding. Warrior Pavilion, my brother, this was all just a misunderstanding, alright?” The murderous aura seemed as intense as ever.

After a long moment, though, Meng Hao sensed that the aura was dissipating. Seeing that it hadn’t attacked him, his eyes darted around. He had half a mind to leave, but when he saw all the magical items around him in the Warrior Pavilion, he just couldn’t make himself do it.

“Warrior Pavilion, my brother, don’t pay any attention to me!” he called out loudly. “I’m fine here by myself. You get back to whatever it was you were doing, alright?” With that, he carefully sidled over to the sword covered with black blood.

Ever-vigilant of the murderous aura, he quickly used A Writ of Karma to find the Karma Thread that connected him to the sword, then bound the destiny as quickly as possible.

The sword trembled, and the murderous aura from the Warrior Pavilion exploded out. Cold beads of sweat broke out on Meng Hao’s forehead, but he gritted his teeth and used Ties of Destiny a few more times. After the third time, the sword stopped struggling, and an invisible connection formed between the two of them.

The sword flew out and began to swirl around Meng Hao like a dragon.

Meng Hao had no time to rejoice as the Warrior Pavilion’s murderous aura exploded in intensity throughout the entire pavilion. It seemed to be incensed, and matchlessly fierce.

“That was the last time!” said Meng Hao. “The last time!”

He then licked his lips and stood in place, not daring to move for a long moment, after which he cautiously inched over toward a magical jade flower. Gritting his teeth, he immediately slammed A Writ of Karma into the magical flower. A magical symbol appeared; this flower was apparently different from the other magical items, and he succeeded on his first try.

Almost immediately, the shocking murderous aura caused everything to tremble violently. Meng Hao’s entire body was now soaked with sweat.

“That was the last time!” he cried out urgently. “I promise, that was really the last time!

“Warrior Pavilion, my brother, it was really the last time. I’m taking off now, see you!” The intensity of the murderous aura caused Meng Hao’s face to grow pale, and his heart to tremble. Even as he spoke, he quickly began to walk toward the exit.

However, after only a few steps, he couldn’t help but use Ties of Destiny on a little bottle he saw on a nearby shelf. It was blackish-green, and although it seemed unremarkable, Meng Hao could sense a boundless aura emanating off of it.

“Dammit!” he thought, gnashing his teeth. At the same time, he found the Karma Thread connecting him to the bottle and used it to make a magical symbol. As soon as the symbol landed in his hand, he crushed it and, without taking the time to check whether or not he had succeeded, quickly grabbed the little bottle.

As soon as his hand wrapped around it, his body flashed toward the Warrior Pavilion’s exit. At the same time, the murderous aura exploded toward Meng Hao at an incredible speed, and a faint roar of rage could be heard echoing about.

“The last one!” he cried. “That was really, really the last one. I’m going now, I’m going now!” Meng Hao’s scalp was numb as he shot forward. Behind him, the murderous aura swept toward him as if to drive him out.

Next to the door was the table he had seen earlier. As he passed, he couldn’t stop himself from reaching out to grab a jade slip he saw sitting there.

That seemed to push the murderous aura of the Warrior Pavilion past the limits of its patience. It transformed into an explosive attack that shot toward Meng Hao.

A faint howl could be heard from within the murderous aura: “Get the hell out of here!”

When it smashed into Meng Hao, blood sprayed from his mouth, and he was flung toward the door like a kite with its string cut.

The door slammed open, and Meng Hao was thrown out, whereupon the door slammed shut again.

Almost immediately, the Warrior Pavilion began to fade away. At the same time, the scene was now clearly visible to the Patriarchs of the Three Great Daoist Societies up in the starry sky palace, as well as the Patriarchs from the other sects.

On the screen, they saw Meng Hao flying out, blood spraying from his mouth, his expression one of incredible determination. From the look of it, he had been willing to look death calmly in the face in order to complete the task assigned to him, and had been willing to pay any cost.

Meng Hao coughed up another mouthful of blood and then cried out, “Fang Mu of the junior generation, despite facing great personal injury and near death, went through hell and high water to accomplish the mission given to him by the mighty Three Great Daoist Societies!” With that, he produced the Feng Shui compass and held it aloft.

It was a very moving image. Blood oozed out of the corners of his mouth, and his face was pale white. His body trembled, and he was clearly very seriously injured. His words, and the image he presented, instantly moved the three Patriarchs from the Three Great Daoist Societies.

The three Patriarchs were panting, and were completely incapable of controlling the wild exuberance they felt in their hearts.

It was at this exact moment that the pale-faced Ling Yunzi suddenly materialized in front of Meng Hao. He immediately made a grasping gesture with his right hand, and the Feng Shui compass in Meng Hao’s hand flew over to him. He nodded to Meng Hao, and then sighed inwardly with emotion. He himself had just been injured by the light from the Warrior Pavilion, and knew how dangerous it could be. When he saw the injuries Meng Hao had received, he was filled with sympathy. Then he noticed Meng Hao’s solemn and stirring facial expression, and he suddenly had the feeling the things that had previously occurred between the two of them must have been misunderstandings.

“What a good kid!” he said. “Here, take this medicinal pill. It’ll take care of those injuries!” Moved, he waved his right hand, causing a white medicinal pill to fly out and hover in front of Meng Hao. Because of his skill in the Dao of alchemy, Meng Hao could tell from the medicinal aroma of the pill that it was definitely a treasured pill.

“It’s too bad I can’t duplicate it right here and now,” Meng Hao thought. He quickly accepted the pill and then put it into his bag of holding.

“I think you should eat it now,” said Ling Yunzi, looking concerned. “Those injuries are quite serious.”

Inwardly, Meng Hao chuckled bitterly. He had no desire whatsoever to consume the medicinal pill. All he needed to do was activate his Eternal stratum, and he would recover almost immediately. However, Ling Yunzi’s was staring right at him, so Meng Hao endured the pain of his loss, clenched his teeth, and finally consumed the pill.

As soon as the medicinal pill dissolved into him, a warm current filled his body, and all of his injuries were healed.

“What a loss,” he thought. “What a terrible loss. If I could have duplicated that medicinal pill, I could have sold it later for an exorbitant price.” Inwardly, he was laughing bitterly, but on the outside he put on an expression of appreciation as he clasped hands and bowed toward Ling Yunzi.

Ling Yunzi nodded again. The more he thought about it, the more he felt that Meng Hao was among the best of the best, both in terms of cultivation base and intuition, not to mention fate.

“I really misunderstood him in the matter of the latent talent and those other stages,” Ling Yunzi thought.

Smiling broadly, he then said, “Fang Mu, are you willing to become a Conclave disciple of the Nine Seas God World?!”

In response to the words, the Patriarchs in the starry sky palace all looked on with glittering eyes.

The Patriarch from the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite smiled faintly, a smiled that contained abstruse meaning. The Patriarch from the Sublime Flow Sword Grotto hesitated for a moment. As for the Patriarch from the Nine Seas God World, he laughed out loud.

Meng Hao gaped for a moment, and was thinking about refusing. Then he thought about how funny it would be if he joined the Nine Seas God World under his assumed name Fang Mu, considering that Fan Dong’er was also a member.

He cleared his throat and clasped hands.

“Junior is willing,” he replied. “Unfortunately, I have a few random matters that I have to take care of. If senior is willing to give me a bit of time to handle those affairs, then when I’m finished, I will immediately go to the Nine Seas God World.”

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74 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 858” - NO SPOILERS

    1. Meng Hao coughed up another mouthful of blood and then cried out, “Meng Hao of the junior generation, despite facing great personal injury and near death, went through hell and high water to accomplish the mission given to me by the mighty Three Great Daoist Societies!” With that, he produced the Feng Shui compass and held it aloft.

      Meng hao mentions his true name. or this is just a typo?

  1. “Meng Hao coughed up another mouthful of blood and then cried out, “Meng Hao of the junior generation, despite facing great personal injury and near death, went through hell and high water to accomplish the mission given to me by the mighty Three Great Daoist Societies!” With that, he produced the Feng Shui compass and held it aloft.”

    Error? Maybe “Fang Mu of the junior generation …”

      1. I was wondering about the grammar here, since English is my second language: “Fang Mu went […] to accomplish the mission given to me/him…” ? If it is third person, it should stay that way for the whole sentence, right? I see this quite often and am therefore a little confused…

  2. “Meng Hao gaped for a moment, and was thinking about refusing. Then he thought about how funny it would be if he joined the Ninth Sea God World under his assumed name Fang Mu, considering that Fan Dong’er was also a member.”

    Best motivation to join a sect, ever.

    1. Yeah that was amazing. He’s literally joining one of the highest level sects of the Ninth Mountain and Sea, a sect which almost all cultivators would dream of doing, let alone as a conclave disciple, in order to troll someone.

      1. When you want to pursue *cough troll cough* a pretty lady, you just have to do it excessively like a boss.. Beside, he’s been thinking about her lately, maybe he hit his puberty. Nahh.. she just simply hadn’t write him a promissory notes XD

      2. Considering that he has a binding karma with the Ancient Daoist Rite place, it’s pretty legit for Meng Hao to join random sects just to troll people. He’s not really losing anything.
        But, man, that’s one random plot device to have if I ever saw one, heh.

  3. Hahaha this chapter is so funny XD
    And now Menghao can join Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite under Menghao’s name and joinNinth Sea God World under Fangmu’s name hahaha.

    Thanks for the double chapters!

  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    But… Ancient Daoist Rite… I’ve heard of joining a big name sect, reincarnating, then joining a different one, but is he planning to join two at the same time? Thats gonna be… tricky.

  5. this scene is familiar
    1. Legacy of the Blood Immortal => Ancient Immortal Daoist Rite Temple!
    2. meeting a girl that wants to kill the MC…..Chu Yuyan => Fan Dong’er
    3. change name
    4. joining sec….. Violet Fate => Ninth Sea God World

    Edit: that warrior pavilion is still lucky. that there tiles is still intact

    now i wonder if Fan Dong’er also got a fiance 🙂

    Thanks for the Chapter

  6. This chapter was brilliant. Meng Hao’s greed kicking in for a moment, wanting to steal even the floor tiles! We haven’t seen it kick in that hard since he was making his earth totem.

    A Bit of Karma really is a hax move, even if the Pavilion could sense him exploiting the rule. Personally, I chose to visualize the ‘explosive attack’ as a massive kick XD

    1. He was purposely making it not heal him since he wanted to make the three patriarchs of the three Daoist Societies have a better impression of him, and feel like they owed him.

  7. Wow fvckin Menu Hao! Am I the only one who thinks that was too much? If that Pavilion decided to kill him all his hard work would have been for nothing and there wouldn’t even have been anything left of him. Hope he gets to enjoy all this wealth.

    1. His desire for treasure conquer it all.. He will regret it if he didn’t give his best try to take the treasures, especially when they all tempting in front of him. It would be like betraying his dao of con.. beside, he cannot die easily anyway :p

  8. This getting annoying now. It’s no longer fun to see him get items because they always see little to no use. “Oh cool a sword and a spear, not like I have those already!!! (lonelytomb/time sword)” This isn’t even to mention the other crap he’s gotten. What about the whip he got from patriarch Huyan; the other lightning cauldron form the North Reaches Patriarch; the legachy brands from the frigid snow clan that were supposed to help him with his severings; that drum he got from his dead friend in the demon immortal sect; the time wheel he took from Huyan. Then there is the metric f**k ton of unnamed items he has gotten from those chosen, inside the mirror, and all the other dead powerful people he has looted. Even with all this it feels like there are other Legacies, items, pills, and materials I’m forgetting. I swear this feels like lazy writing so Meng Hao can pull ANYTHING from his bag to save himself. He’s literally walking hammer space right now.

    1. First let me say that even within the stuff you mentioned a lot have been used already.

      1) The time sword for one is what his second true self always uses.
      2) The other lightning cauldron he simply hasn’t had a need for it as yet.
      3) Part of the legacy brands are the incarnations he used during the fight with the 10th Wang clan patriach and a few times before that, those were used up, they may still have other uses but that isn’t determined yet.
      4) The drum was more sentimental than anything though it may be put to use as well eventually.
      5) He used up the time wheel fighting someone (can’t remember who) but it got destroyed, he had integrated it into his time formation and slammed it into another persons attack.

      Also this isn’t lazy writing, in all the other novels you hear about these people who had years to accumulate many items and such and Meng Hao is doing just that. Simply because you attain/have an item doesn’t mean you should always be looking for minor excuses to use them. Meng Hao uses them when needed and otherwise just hoards them. Its his thing, as clearly stated many times.

      What is instead lazy writing is when characters literally get all the items and boosts they need – even if they are situational boosts and items – right before they need them or have an item from the beginning that can literally at any time ‘gain’ a new use to fit the situation. THAT is lazy writing, effective and sometimes necessary – most of the time – but lazy none the less.

      I know a lot of novels don’t make it seem like it but you can get stuff without having to need it, when you get involved in as much things as Meng Hao that’s the more realistic thing to happen.

      It almost seems like you haven’t really been reading this novel and just came to troll, at the very least please don’t use the whole ‘lazy writing’ critic if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    2. Btw i misread the first thing about the sword and loneytomb, though you’re still wrong, just in a different way.
      In a world of fantasy and martial arts like this you should never assume that one weapon equals the other… IN ANY WAY. The sword and spear while still sword and spear can have totally different uses.

      1. The only thing he could use from those legacy brands was the Agarwood. Which were 3 get out of jail free cards. The other (7 or 6 I think) legacies were not used at all and the Frigid Snow patriarch specifically said they would help him with his severing. He’s dao seeking (almost true immortal) now and they have never been mentioned .

        “Simply because you attain/have an item doesn’t mean you should always be looking for minor excuses to use them.” I understand this, but what about when he was caught in that chosen ambush? Instead of using lonely tomb or the flag of three streamers he does something that could end up PERMANENTLY affecting him. There have been quite a few major things he hasn’t used his abilities or items on.

        I’ll admit I fired from the hip and brought items I still vaguely remember which is why I mentioned the drum and wheel.

        What about the whip he stole for know reason.

        I know weapons don’t equal each other in power, but the weapons he has he hardly uses so we don’t even know how strong they are.

        My major gripe is the author drops all these abilities and items on him. Then takes no time have him master them or gives them little screen time. Er Gen talks about how profound or powerful these things are then shoots off to the next shiny new ability. It just makes them feel cheap. I didn’t even care about the the paragon magic he made because I still remember him hyping up the Withering Flame True-Self Dao, Nine Heavens Destruction (mastered it in one chapter and used maybe 3 times) or how the 2nd True-Self is going to get stronger in 81 months and again in 81 years. I mean it feels like it’s been 6 years 9 months since that thing was made, but time is hard to keep track of in this novel. I know the soul is wounded now so it probably was close to (or should have) happened so Er Gen put a stop to it.

        I know the novel isn’t near finished yet. I understand Meng Hao is supposed to be the shameless greedy guy and he has done a lot of ridiculous thing in the past. Not saying it wasn’t funny to watch either. Now it’s just frustrating to see him risk his life for greed when he already has tons of crap and everything has been going his way.

  9. Oh my god. He’s going to join 2 of the three daoist societies loool. Fang Mu of the Ninth Sea god world and Meng Hao of the Ancient Immortal Daoist society.

    Thanks for the chapter.

        1. He has the medallion (free ticket) to join the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite, his father take it from one of the ancient doa seeking a few chapters back and give it to Meng Hao.

  10. Lol! Meng Hao even manages to enrage a pavilion. “A faint howl could be heard from within the murderous aura: “Get the hell out of here!””
    I was expecting Meng Hao to reveal one of the other items that he snitched and tell the Patriarchs that despite trying to take the compass, it wasn’t connected to him by destiny and he was unable to take it. Because giving them the compass without the gem will probably end up causing some major problems later on. It’d be better just to avoid the whole thing all together.
    Thanks for the chapter!

  11. Psh, Warrior Pavilion got off easy. If Meng Hao had his way he would not only take all your treasures but even your tiles, windows, drawers, shelf, you name it.

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  12. This ln is getting worse and worse, his motivation for making a divine ability is his bs desire to make others have a debt to him, and now this retarded decision to join this sect. Well I can’t take more of this bs, I’m out of here.
    Thanks for all your hard work of translation Deathblade

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