ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 977

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Chapter 977: Demon Sealer Meridians!


The Fang Clan’s Dao Realm Earth Patriarch was a white-haired old man. He was tall and muscular, and as he hovered there in the starry sky, he emanated a powerful Essence aura that seemed capable of forcing all Heaven and Earth to acquiesce.

A gleam like that of lightning flickered in his eyes as he stared coldly out into the void. His piercing gaze tore through the starry sky all the way to the peak of the Ninth Mountain!

By this time, virtually all of the Dao Realm Patriarchs from the various sects and clans of the Ninth Mountain and Sea had emerged and were looking toward Planet East Victory. Each one was was very quiet, and did not speak. However, their eyes flickered, and their hearts were anything but calm.

The Ji Clan could be considered the Paragon of the Ninth Mountain and Sea!

In the past, certain sects had put on a show of contending with the Ji Clan, but in reality, everyone feared them. If ever there came a situation in which real fighting might occur, they would back down.

Throughout all the years, very few situations had ever arisen in which real conflict occurred. Now, however… such a situation had now arisen with the Fang Clan!

And all of it was due to a single person…

Meng Hao!

Matters that pertained to the Dao Realm were not visible to the whole of the Ninth Mountain and Sea. Only peak Ancient Realm cultivators could sense some of the pressure coming from up above. No one else had any idea.

Not even Meng Hao knew that by opening the Immortal meridians as he just had, he ended up rousing killing intent in the Ji Clan. Nor did he realize that the Fang Clan Patriarch had rushed to protect him in such a domineering fashion.

The starry sky was silent for a long moment, after which the Ji Clan responded to the Fang Clan Earth Patriarch with a cold snort.

The snort turned into intense ripples that exploded out of the Ninth Mountain. The face of the Fang Clan’s Earth Patriarch flickered in response. Suddenly, a cold voice echoed out from the Nine Seas God World in the Ninth Sea.

The voice was extremely archaic, and immediately filled the entire Ninth Mountain and Sea. Of course, nobody could actually hear it except for the less than twenty Dao Realm Patriarchs from the sects and clans of the Ninth Mountain and Sea who had currently revealed themselves. However, the words caused their minds to spin.

“Fang Mu is a Conclave disciple of the Nine Seas God World.”

In the instant that the voice could be heard, the Ji Clan’s energy suddenly faltered.

Next, another cold voice rang out from one of the other Three Great Daoist Societies, the Sublime Flow Sword Grotto on Planet West Felicity. The voice almost seemed to be echoing out from ancient times as it spread out through the Ninth Mountain and Sea.

“Fang Mu was named the top candidate by the Three Great Daoist Societies!”

In response to the voice, the Ji Clan’s energy faltered again. Now, it seemed to be hesitating.

In the instant that the Ji Clan paused, yet another voice rang out from the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite on the Ninth Mountain. The voice was calm, but was filled with decisiveness that could sever nails and chop iron. It was a voice that was even more domineering than the one from the Sublime Flow Sword Grotto!

“Fang Mu is connected by destiny to the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite. Fighting between him and members of his generation is permitted, but Elder generations slaughtering him is NOT!”

When the Dao Realm Patriarchs from the sects and clans of the Ninth Mountain and Sea heard these voices, their minds trembled, and their eyes shone with a strange light.

“The Fang Clan by itself couldn’t possibly win in a fight against the Ji Clan, but they still can’t be underestimated. The Ji Clan would surely suffer serious losses. However, if you add in the Three Great Daoist Societies….”

“The Ji Clan is definitely more than a match for any given sect or clan. However, if the Three Great Daoist Societies joined forces, they would easily be a match for the Ji Clan. Now that the Fang Clan has taken a stand, if the Ji Clan doesn’t resolve the situation deftly, it could result in a huge war in the Nine Mountains and Seas!”

“Most important of all is that the Three Great Daoist Societies’ reserves are far too profound…. The Lords of the Mountain and Sea may change, but the Daoist societies will exist for all eternity.”

The Patriarchs’ eyes glittered. However, some of them had secret connections to the Ji Clan, and these looked toward Planet East Victory with cold indifference.

The Ji Clan remained silent. Gradually, seemingly after having considered the situation, their energy dissipated and an ancient voice echoed out.

“Is this really worth it?”

Then, the Ji Clan’s energy disappeared completely.

The auras of the Three Great Daoist Societies also faded away from the starry sky.

The Ninth Mountain and Sea returned to normal. Few people knew about what had just happened. However, the Fang Clan’s Dao Realm Patriarch didn’t return to his original position. Instead, he sat down cross-legged in the starry sky to stand as a Dharma Protector for Meng Hao.

As he looked at Meng Hao, who was not too far off, by the Door of Immortality, his mouth turned up into a slight smile, and his eyes gleamed with anticipation.

“Alright, kid. It’s time for you to unleash all your potential. Show us what you have, and don’t be afraid. Cultivators like us need to live for glory!”

As if by some bizarre coincidence, more rumbling sounds could be heard as soon as the Fang Clan’s Dao Realm Patriarch looked over at Meng Hao.

Meng Hao’s hair and clothes whipped in the wind, and scintillating Immortal light and Immortal qi swirled around him.

Meng Hao’s eyes glowed brightly as his 112th Immortal meridian was completed. Now that he understood the nature of Immortal meridians, he wanted to determine exactly how well he understood them.

If he was going to rise to prominence, he might as well leave everyone completely and utterly shocked.

“I really want to know… exactly how many meridians I can open!

“My 113th meridian will be based on Hexing magic! The Eighth Demon Sealing Hex, Bodily Cultivation Hexing… that is my 113th meridian!” Meng Hao’s right hand flashed in an incantation gesture, then waved through the air. Intense rumbling sounds could be heard, and although nobody else could see it, the Eighth Demon Sealing Hex transformed into a magical symbol inside of him. Immortal qi poured into him, and began to solidify….

Another Immortal meridian rapidly formed, which then absorbed shocking amounts of Immortal qi until it was fully formed!

Meng Hao’s aura grew stronger, and at the same time, a 113th Immortal dragon appeared outside the Door of Immortality. Its roaring echoed out in all directions, shaking the Ninth Mountain and Sea.

This Immortal dragon shone with bizarre light, and if you looked at it for too long, you felt your cultivation base becoming rigid, and your body growing stiff.

All of the cultivators who saw it were filled with shock.

Before anyone could even begin to comment, though, more rumbling could be heard from Meng Hao as… he opened another Immortal meridian!

The Seventh Demon Sealing Hex, Karmic Hexing, began to send the aura of Karma out into his body. Not a bit emerged outside of him. Immortal qi was sucked in, and after the time it takes an incense stick to burn, the meridian was completely formed!

114 meridians!

Another Immortal dragon appeared, fierce and emanating a power of Karma that shook Heaven and Earth. The aura of the Ji Clan seemed to be on the verge of erupting again, but in the end, it didn’t.

“OPEN AGAIN!” Meng Hao’s eyes shone with determination as he used the Demon Sealing Hexing Magic to form Immortal meridians. His aura grew stronger as he then moved on to the Sixth Demon Sealing Hex, Life Death Hexing!

Rumbling emanated out from his body as all of the cultivators from the Ninth Mountain and Sea looked on with wide eyes and open jaws.

Soon, the Sixth Hex completed its meridian inside of Meng Hao, and a 115th Immortal dragon appeared outside of the Door of Immortality!

“115 meridians! J-just… just how many meridians is this Fang Hao going to open!?”

“A Chosen like this is completely unheard-of….”

“How come he can open so many meridians? The most that other people were able to open is 98! There has to be some reason! It’s impossible for someone to have prepared so well and be so talented that they could reach such an inhuman level!” The Ninth Mountain and Sea was completely shaken, and countless cultivators were in an uproar. They had been shocked as it was when Meng Hao had opened 100 meridians, but now that he had reached 115, their shock had actually turned into suspicion.

They really didn’t understand how Meng Hao could possibly have outdistanced everyone else by so much!

Amidst their excitement, the members of the Fang Clan on Planet East Victory had also begun to conjecture, and all sorts of theories sprang up, but only the direct bloodline had no doubts at all and seemed to be filled with nothing but pure excitement.

Fang Wei looked up into the sky and clenched his fists tightly.

“Is it because he reached true Immortality on his own, and corroborated his own Dao…?” he murmured to himself. After taking a deep breath, he closed his eyes again and decided to watch no further.

“It doesn’t matter how many meridians you open…. I have Nirvana Fruits, so I can still kill you!”

It wasn’t just Fang Wei who was thinking along these lines. The other true Immortal Chosen of the Ninth Mountain and Sea also picked up on clues that led them to similar conclusions. In their hearts, they felt nothing but bitterness.

“So it turns out that corroborating the Dao on one’s own has this kind of effect….”

“But to corroborate the Dao on one’s own is monumentally difficult. Meng Hao must have come across some indescribable good fortune, which is why he was able to succeed.”

“Cultivation is a matter of defying the Heavens, so who cares if he opens 115 meridians! We all have secret augmentary magics that will enable us to fight him!”

Even as discussions raged in the Ninth Mountain and Sea, Meng Hao looked up. His cultivation base surged with the power of Immortal Ascension.

Immortal power filled him with a sense of incredible might, to a degree that it was impossible to even compare to what he was like before opening the Door of Immortality.

“I can still get stronger,” he thought. “115 Immortal meridians… is not my limit!” He gritted his teeth; his eyes were shot with blood, and seemed to be filled with insanity.

“Fifth Demon Sealing Hex, Inside Outside Hex!” He lifted his right hand, within which appeared a finger-nail sized rift. He quickly clenched his hand into a fist, after which rumbling sounds filled him, along with numerous tiny, illusory rifts.

Boundless Immortal qi was sucked into him, causing him to tremble, and his face to go pale. His body seemed to be filled with rifts; after all, he could barely force the usage of the Fifth Hex. This Hex… was a Daoist magic designed to be used at the peak of the Ancient Realm.

“OPEN UP!” he roared. Rumbling and cracking sounds filled him as majestic Immortal qi continuously flowed into him. Eventually, enough time passed for two incense sticks to burn. Meng Hao endured the intense pain the entire time, after which he coughed up a mouthful of blood and then began to chuckle.

As his laughter rang out, a 116th Immortal meridian solidified!

He had forced it to open and solidify!

The Immortal meridian was unstable, but even still, it was there. Meng Hao’s aura soared up, and… yet another Immortal dragon appeared outside of the Door of Immortality.

This dragon… was both illusory and real. It was occasionally blurry, and occasionally clear. As it soared about, the void around it seemed to both collapse and bulge, causing all observers to gasp.

Chapter 977: Demon Sealer Meridians!

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78 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 977” - NO SPOILERS

    1. I think he’ll get way more than 116 still.

      He still hasn’t touched his Raindragon Core, Choumen Tai’s Immortal Shows the Way, Paragon Bridge, etc. If Choumen Tai counts, then he might get one from being remembered by Shui Dongliu, and maybe even from some characters like Ke Jisui/Yunhai, Night, Lord Fifth, etc. He could potentially get one from the Mountain and Sea Mirror, from being qualified to inherit Lord Li’s Legacy, from having an eternal stratum, and from being a Grandmaster in the Dao of Alchemy. Add it all up, along with anything I might have missed; we could end up as high as 128.

      Judging by the other 976 chapters so far; this will only end when Meng Hao achieves the ultimate state of perfection. Since we’ve had absolutely no mention of that state yet, he must still have a ways to go, giving me the feeling that there are at least 2-3 more chapters worth of meridian-opening still to come.

        1. True, the core did melt during the sun thing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the legacy is gone, or is now counted as a part of his fleshly body rather than an independent legacy (unless it said that and I missed it :P).

          Plus, a Flying Rain Dragon meridian would be super cool 😛

  1. WHOAAAAA! I WAS RIGHT!

    I must admit though Er Gen surprised me again, I thought the entire Demon Sealer legacy would make one meridian but now he’s making one for each hex.
    This really makes me wonder if he’ll be able to do the same after this tribulation, only it will be harder to gain the Immortal Qi necessary to solidify the meridians.
    Now since the Demon Sealer legacy is so powerful i wonder if the elements will only have one meridian for their fusion or even they will have one for each element.

    Thanks for the Chapter DB! Enjoy your trip!

        1. Definitely not higher ranked. If anything slightly below. Paragon magic is what is made of a cultivator who is seen as supreme above all and the magic has reached an epitome of their realm with almost 0 chances of fighting back. The Demon Sealers magic if it’s not equivalent, it’s below. And since MH is only using them without being the original user, it’s safe to say that they’re usage in his hands are more minute compared to the originals. So until he combines them all or creates his own one, don’t even think about calling it higher than Paragon magic. Hell, it’s not even an equivalent if I really think about it or he would’ve just used some during this tribulation through the palaces.

    1. I thought it would be 117 meridians because he had the 13th level of Qi concentration as his base and everything else is 9 so 9*13. Now I’m disappointed at the lack of how everything didn’t tie together.

    1. Flying Rain Dragon Meridian! Time Meridian! Alchemy Meridian! That legacy he got from the time of the grand dragoneers!

      Okay, I’m done. I do want to see a Flying Rain Dragon Meridian. Er Gen might have hinted at it when he mentioned the melting core back during the charge to the sun moment.

      1. Dao Fruit meridians, thunder soul meridians, silkworm meridian, thorny plant meridian… ok I’m starting to forget all the stuff he’s accumulated. There’s still the legacy from the silkworm city.

        I do fully expect a Spirit Stone meridian though, Meng Hao would not be complete without one

  2. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, Courtrecords, GNE, Lingson, Shu, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! Wouldn’t he have a hard time creating Meridians from the last 4 Hexes since he would no longer have such convenient access to Immortal qi at that point?

    1. I was grinning so hard while reading this chapter. I want to see if he can create even more, since 116 seems to be an odd number, or maybe he’ll create more later, it’s just that during Immortal Ascension the door provides enough Immortal Qi that it’s easy to open, while it’s incredibly difficult outside of that to accumulate the necessary resources. Since it’s come this far, I’d imagine he could make Immortal Meridians later of the other Hexes, and maybe of the Paragon Bridge and the Ninth Mountain & Sun and Moon magic he made/upgraded recently but those two might be too low class to create an Immortal Meridian from.
      I chuckled when the Ji Clan was basically put into their place.

      I wonder what sort of power Demon Sealer Meridians have, and if they have relations to the “tread no the path of immortals” statement. I’ve been wrong about that so far though…

  3. eh? everything can become immortal meridians? guess well be sitting here for a looooooooooooooong while.

    “all of the side characters were sweating naval juice, 2 billion immortal meridians! It had been shocking enough when he had opened 100 of them! and judging by the look on Meng Hao’s face, this was not his limit!”
    ….
    thanks for the chapter~

  4. Thanks for the chapter.

    Wow… I gotta say. The Chinese readers had a point when they complained about the number of chapters spent breaking through. This is getting ridiculous.

    1. I think it’s definitely possible considering what his Nascent Souls were made of, but I think the chance is low since his level in those is probably too low to make an Immortal Meridian from them.

      1. Why would they be low? Are you forgetting during the tournament as Fang Mu he fought a chosen of the five element sect without using his other skills and won? Hell, if I remember correctly, she even felt like she was being played with because he was obviously just using her as a test yet countering her perfectly.

        1. She felt like she was being played with since he was using that to temper his five elements abilities. The level of all the abilities that so far have manifested Immortal Meridians is absolutely massive, while the five elements for him are merely high level. A big part of why he won there was because his raw power was much higher than hers.

    2. I wonder if it would be +0, +1, +5 or +9?

      I remember the Wood Element being a greater demon.
      The Metal Element is also an existence similar to a greater demon but born from a pill.
      The Fire Element came from his East Pill Everburning Flame.
      Water Element from Violet Rain Apocalypse.
      Earth from the Frost Soil.
      Wind from the Roc.
      Lightning from the Tribulation Lightning.
      Vitality from tempering his fleshly body inside Ancient Demon Immortal Sect.
      Demon from his demon sealing ability (iirc)

  5. – He has so many legacies and magics that he could probably go on for days lol.
    – I think the ji clan will secretly try to kill him.
    – Fang wei is truly an idiot and so are the other chosen
    – I wonder if meng hao will try to get lord li’s legacy after finishing his business in the fang clan or will he go to immortal ancient daoist rite first
    – I want to see Zhixiang’s reaction to this tribulation

    thanks for the chapter :]

    1. Why are the chosen idiots? They all have methods to augment their meridian power to double, and assuming the lowest chosen fights MH (Sun Hai) and with his 90 meridians, I think it’s safe to assume that he will atleast be able to temporarily raise them another 30-50, making. No one knows MH knew about the poisonous Nirvana fruits and I’m sure even more people would be astounded upon hearing that he has restored them and can double his meridians. They’re not dumb, it’s actually pretty calculated. MH just makes them seem extremely stupid

      1. its still useless if they double them because meng hao’s immortal meridians are many times more powerful than their meridians, making them doubling their power utterly useless. those are just his ordinary meridians as well, his lamp meridians are probably even stronger.

      2. I doubt everyone has an augmentation that can increase their battle 2x times the base. The Dao Fruit of the First Fang Clan Patriarch can only raise Meng Hao’s up to two times. What sort of treasure can compete with this fruit? Forget about that, I doubt they possess a treasure of such calibre to begin with.

        Also let’s assume that Sun Hai have means to add 30-50 meridians worth of battle power. But he would still be a trash compared to Meng Hao. The quality of Meng Hao’s meridian FAR surpasses the quality of their meridian. If we convert Meng Hao’s meridian to the level of their meridian. It would probably be around 150~200 meridians. Include the first patriarch’s dao fruit and we got a whooping 300~400 meridians worth of battle power.

  6. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Chinese, Madam Deathblade, Courtrecords, GNE, Lingson, Shu, JerryDaBaws, Baby Deathblade, sponsors, and Er Gen!

  7. wow!! awesome

    will Meng Hao use gis destiny and dao of Spirit Stone to form another meredian and summon a Greedy dragon from The door ? i am curious ahahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

  8. Thanks for the chapter. Maybe it’s just me, but the way that the other Chosen act upset and defiant upon seeing Meng Hao’s strength seems really childish.

    I really want a promissory note meridian. (IMO a spirit stone meridian wouldn’t make sense, because he lacks them. He has possessed the things that his other extra meridians embody.) I had been thinking he could use that to defend against the Ji Clan’s attack, until the Earth Patriarch stepped in.

  9. iirc he also got a dragon from the patriach of Great Tang before he went to use the medallion and eventually got the lamp. Is there a use for him on this tribulation?

    lol I forgot the terms but hopefully someone can relate to my inquiry…

    1. O by the way! The Ji clan or lord Ji now wait till they found out abiht the blood immortal legacy he has and what he did to their clans me. He basically harvested them and he’ll be able to complete the ji clone ! Luckily he knows to hide it! When they found out they will go crazy mad!??

  10. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Remembering that Meng Hao can double his meridian power with the nirvana fruit..
    Is he gonna have 150 meridian? Cause if Meng Hao can double his meridian, can’t Fang Wei triple his?

  11. so fang wei is like: “hurr i opened 98 meridians which is 3 more then the next best person so i am the true chosen of the heavens and nobody can compare.” then after meng hao opens 20 more meridians than him he thinks he can somehow contest him? nice logic there.

  12. “My 125th meridian will because I opened more than 100 meridians! My 126th meridian will be because I opened my 101st meridian! My 127th meridian will be because I opened my 102nd meridian!”

    “My 150th meridian will be because I opened meridians using meridians! My 151st meridian will be because I opened my 126th meridian using my 101st meridian! My 152nd meridian will be because I opened my 127th meridian using my 102nd meridian!”

    *kicks door* “F*ck you door give me all the meridians!”

    XD

  13. So basically he could technically later make meridians for himself. Neat. What about his other magics such as paragon bridge and stuff. I feel like those could become meridians too.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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