ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 989

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Chapter 989: That Same Feeling!

“Third Cleaving, Who Is Most Honored in Heaven!?” Zhao Yifan cried out. His Immortal meridians once again sent out incredible pressure, and soon, the power he radiated was equal to more than 140 Immortal meridians!!

As soon as this power manifested, the Heavens dimmed, and a wild wind sprang up. All of the stars in the sky trembled, and, at the same time, Zhao Yifan began to shake. Having added to his Immortal Realm power by more than fifty percent, he had reached his limit, and was in a state that he could only maintain for a short time.

“Meng Hao, prepare to receive my most powerful attack!” He threw his head back and roared, causing the tens of thousands of swords around him to merge together into fourteen Immortal souls!

These souls, formed by the illusory Immortal meridians of the secret magic, could not measure up to the souls created, one soul per meridian, after corroborating one’s Dao and becoming Immortal.

To the true Immortal Chosen of the Ninth Mountain and Sea, an inhuman cultivator like Meng Hao was someone they simply couldn’t measure up to.

Zhao Yifan’s aura surged, and his sword descended. Behind him were 14 Immortal souls, who caused the descending sword blow to become a beam of light that illuminated the entire starry sky. Everyone was dazzled by the blinding, scintillating light.

Zhao Yifan’s most powerful sword attack!

Rumbling echoed out as the sword shot straight toward Meng Hao.

Meng Hao’s desire to fight seethed as he caused all of his 123 Immortal meridians to rotate at full power. Immortal souls appeared behind him, which was the first time he had used such a power when battling the true Immortal Chosen.

He advanced, clenching his hand into a fist to deliver, as usual… one punch!

It was as if, whatever enemies he faced, he would only use his most simple and direct method of attack. One punch!


Massive rumbling filled the area in the starry sky where Meng Hao and Zhao Yifan met in battle. A massive hole tore open in the void. Blood sprayed out of Zhao Yifan’s mouth. The light caused by his most powerful attack flickered and then shattered into fragments that spread out and transformed into a tempest.

Within that tempest, Zhao Yifan could be seen, smiling bitterly, coughing up consecutive mouthfuls of blood. He had lost, but his heart was not defeated. He now knew that he possessed the strength to bare his sword at Meng Hao.

Meng Hao emerged from within the tempest and then looked back at Zhao Yifan.

It was in that moment that Fan Dong’er surged into action, as did Li Ling’er. They attacked virtually at the same time. As for Fan Dong’er, the Ninth Sea materialized around her. A pulsing magical symbol appeared on her forehead. With each pulse, her Immortal meridians were increased by ten percent of their original power.

After it pulsed four times, she had added forty percent to her power, and her Immortal souls had appeared around her.

She waved her hand, causing the Ninth Sea to shoot forward, filled with countless Sea Dragons. It transformed into something that looked like a huge head, with a solitary horn sticking out of the forehead. It was a Sea Giant that instantly attempted to head-butt Meng Hao.

Its bright energy surged in all directions!

In another direction, Li Ling’er performed an incantation gesture, causing numerous trees to appear around her. Cracking sounds could be heard as the starry sky around her was transformed into a land mass. In the blink of an eye, more than ninety trees had appeared around her. She continued to perform incantation gestures, then tapped on various areas of her body. More rumbling sounds could be heard as the number of trees increased to more than 130 in total.

Either of these young women alone could not exceed Zhao Yifan. However, their combined battle prowess was such that even Zhao Yifan’s face would turn pale if he faced them in a fight.

They did not speak to Meng Hao, they simply attacked, in the exact moment in which the fight between Meng Hao and Zhao Yifan concluded.

Meng Hao turned his head, and his eyes shone with a brilliant light. He snorted coldly and caused the power of 123 Immortal meridians to explode out. All 33 Immortal souls appeared behind him, transforming into 33 Heavens, which emanated astonishing pressure!

The domineering sensation of the Immortal Realm Paragon suddenly radiated out.

“Think you can beat me? I’ll just have to put you in your place!” He took a step forward and raised his right hand, not in a fist, but in a palm. He viciously thrust his palm forward, causing the 33 Heavens behind him to shake the starry sky as they transformed into a gigantic hand, which slammed into the Ninth Sea. Huge rumbling sounds filled the air as the seawater exploded. The Sea Dragons let out shrill cries, and the giant with its horned head shattered into pieces.

As its head exploded, Fan Dong’er’s face fell, and she began to retreat. At the same time, Meng Hao advanced, causing the huge hand to rumble directly toward her.

Fan Dong’er’s eyes shone with a bright red light as she performed an incantation gesture. Instantly, the corpse behind her looked up and began to emanate an explosive, murderous aura; it appeared to be on the brink of attacking Meng Hao.

In the same instant that the murderous aura radiated out from the corpse, Meng Hao called out in a towering, dignified voice: “Inky, stand down!”

The female corpse immediately bowed its head, the murderous aura vanished, and it even retreated by several dozen meters.

Fan Dong’er stared in shock, and her scalp went numb. In that moment, Meng Hao’s attack closed in. Just when it was about to slam into her, though, he heard someone cough dryly in his ear.

That cough sounded ancient, and it obviously came from the throat of a very old woman. Meng Hao frowned, causing the hand to flip over. Instead of slamming directly into her like had just been about to, it slapped Fan Dong’er’s rear end.

“Meng Hao, how dare you!!”

As the slapping sound rang out, Fan Dong’er let out a shriek, and her face fell. Her buttocks were now uneven, and intense pain filled her trembling body. In fact, it was the most intense pain she had ever experienced in her life.

Trembling, Fan Dong’er was now on the verge of collapsing unconscious. Blood sprayed from her mouth, and she staggered backward, her hatred for Meng Hao rising to near madness.

When Li Ling’er saw this, her expression flickered, and she suddenly stopped in place. Her face was ashen, as if she were suddenly thinking about something very frightening that had happened in the past. Glaring at Meng Hao, she backed up.

“Not quite as good as my wifey,” said Meng Hao, turning to look at Li Ling’er.

Li Ling’er gnashed her teeth and performed a double-handed incantation gesture. Instantly, the 130 trees surrounding her exploded, transforming into a terrifying whirlwind which shot toward Meng Hao.

At the same time as the trees exploded, Li Ling’er spit out a mouthful of blood and retreated at high speed. Simultaneously, a cold harrumph could be heard coming from within the explosion.

“Get back here, wifey!” Simultaneously, an intense gravitational force latched onto Li Ling’er. Her face flickered as she was involuntarily sucked backward towards the whirlwind.

Within the whirlwind, 33 Immortal souls swirled around Meng Hao. They instantly transformed into 33 Heavens, which bore the brunt of the whirlwind and the exploding trees. He advanced, energy surging, backed by the powerful windstorm.

In the blink of an eye, Li Ling’er was swept up, and was being pulled close to Meng Hao. She gritted her teeth and spun to face him. At the same time, she performed a double-handed incantation gesture, after which the shocking image of a tree leaf appeared on her forehead.

The tree leaf was emerald green, and as soon as it appeared, a strong life force appeared in Li Ling’er. A magic bottle materialized in front of her, which she grabbed and threw toward Meng Hao.

“I knew you would use that move,” he said coolly, waving his sleeve. The 33 Immortal souls behind him emanated shocking power, and the magic bottle instantly shattered.

Blood sprayed from Li Ling’er’s mouth as she tumbled backward. In that same instant, Meng Hao advanced forward, spanning the distance between the two of them to appear right next to Li Ling’er. Then, he raised his hand high into the air, and, as Li Ling’er’s pupils shrank with fury blazing in her eyes, smacked his palm down onto her rear end.

This was… the third time!

Li Ling’er let out a miserable shriek as pain exploded throughout her body. Her face went deathly white, and she was sent spinning, her body shaking. She looked back at Meng Hao with intense killing intent.

“Meng Hao!!”

“Ah, what a familiar feeling,” he said with a cool smile. With that, he paid no further attention to Li Ling’er. He had not even used his full power when fighting Zhao Yifan. Rather, he was taking his time to get accustomed to the various degrees of battle prowess that he could display. You could say that the true Immortal Chosen had come to fight him successively. However, this was the optimal situation for Meng Hao; he needed continuous fights like this in order to adapt to his newfound battle prowess in the quickest possible manner.

Now, he had mostly finished adapting, and his eyes glittered brightly as he looked out into the starry sky.

At this point, all of the spectators out in the Ninth Mountain and Sea were looking at Meng Hao and his power. This overt display of might caused everyone in the Immortal Realm to be filled with fear, and even caused members of the Ancient Realm to stare in shock.

“He’s the… number one figure in the Immortal Realm!”

“He’s just fighting the true Immortal Chosen to hone himself! It’s like when a mighty sword is forged from divine metal that still need to be sharpened after it comes out of the fire!”

“It’s possible that the only person who could be his match is, not someone from his generation, but… someone from the Elder generation!” Discussions raged in all corners of the Ninth Mountain and Sea.

Meng Hao hovered there in the starry sky, looking around calmly as he said, “Chosen! Are there any of you left who dare to fight me! If not, then I have some personal matters to handle.” He looked down at Planet East Victory, and his eyes flickered coldly.

If you followed his line of sight, you would see… that he was looking at Fang Wei, who hovered in midair above Planet East Victory.

Fang Wei opened his eyes slowly and calmly.

In the instant that they looked at each other, the rumbling sound of teleportation portals could be heard, as three more portals appeared.

Meng Hao frowned, and originally planned to ignore them and head directly toward Planet East Victory. However, he suddenly stopped in his tracks and turned toward one of the teleportation portals. His eyes suddenly widened, and an expression of disbelief appeared on his face.

“You’re not dead?”

A young man walked out of the teleportation portal. He was tall and slender, and although he did not look physically imposing, anyone who looked at him would be able to tell that his fleshly body was terrifyingly powerful.

“No, I’m still alive,” he said.

Something that looked like a star rotated slowly on his forehead. However, if you examined it closely, you would see that there were several other stars in the same position, that seemed to have been sealed, causing them to flicker somewhere between illusory and corporeal.

It was…

Wang Tengfei!!

Almost in the same moment that Wang Tengfei appeared, a figure emerged from the second teleportation portal. She floated out, surrounded by a boundless mist of Karma.

Within the mist, her cold and emotionless eyes pierced out toward Meng Hao, intense to the extreme.

She was… Ji Yin!

The last teleportation portal opened, and another young man appeared. He looked like a scholar, and even carried a bamboo scroll in his hand. He looked over at Meng Hao and smiled in a way that seemed sincere, but actually contained boundless coldness. There even seemed to be a hint of jealously buried deep inside.

“Elder Brother Meng, I am Zhou Shui, from the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite. My master commanded me to come here. Please give me some face by fighting with me for a bit.”

“Taking turns to fight me?” replied Meng Hao. “When will this end?! Do you really think that I won’t dare to kill people with all of your sects looking on!?” His eyes gleamed with intense coldness, but his words were even colder.

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100 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 989” - NO SPOILERS

      1. I bet Chu Yuyan is jealous. It hurts though so probably not.

        Honestly I’m cheering for Chu Yuyan and I still haven’t lost hope. Why not have both Xu Qing and Chu Yuyan since they know each other already!

          1. well she could be the caretaker/quasi wife i guess
            xu qing did tell her to take care of meng hao while she was gone. im guessing she wanted chu yuyan to at least be able to be together with meng hao (not like be “together” but be together). she must’ve assumed that meng hao would stay on south heaven since she didn’t know about his parents and even the existence of the outside world or at least how to get outside.

          1. How is taking all the cute girls not the most moral thing he can do? Should he just leave the good looking girls to lesser men? He would be doing them a favor to take them as his.

            After seeing the event witht the dude who wants his sister, that becomes even more clear. Who is worthy of these girls other then Meng Hao himself.

            I can think of 12 girls who should be his, and theres probably a few more that I do not remember. And theres probably more to be seen. His mother had the right set of mind. All the good looking girls should belong to Meng Hao. Whenever they want to or not. XD I mean, why else would he get that hex.

  1. Huh, Looks like he is a descendant of Wang Lin. For those who don’t know what i’m talking about, it’s Xian Ni (Renegade Immortal). Another of Er Gen’s work

        1. Deathblade has been mentioning this in his translator notes. If you didn’t realize it, you haven’t actually been paying attention. There’s no other way to say it lol.

  2. What a load of bullshit. He should have totally killed Fan Dong’er or at least hit her seriously with his attack. The bitch has tried to kill him pretty much every time they fight yet he always ends up letting her go.
    Meng Hao really needs to kill people who attack with the intent to kill more.

      1. and like those people will not try to kill him anyway! he is a paragon and has thousand of precious treasures, it doesn’t matter if he is nice or not, lots of people will try to kill him. that’s the cultivation world: if someone has a nice toy, kill and steal him. the Ji clan, for example, tried to kill him for the simple fact that he got too strong. on the other hand, he has the backing of the fang clan and ancient immortal daoist temple! as long as these two powers support him, he can kill one or two disciples!

        1. Actually, Fan Dong’ers master wouldn’t try to kill him because he’s already a disciple of her sect… remember?

          As for the rest of them, well we’ll see.

          1. I don’t think that would matter to her. Fan Dong’er is her PERSONAL disciple, compare that to say Meng Hao and Pill Demon.

    1. I find it funny when the characters themselves complain about the delay in plot progression, although also a bit strange. The author seems to be aware he is stalling, but he’s powerless to continue on?

      1. Sure? what about the times when we don’t hear about him… when he was still a mortal i pretty sure he needed to take a shit from time to time who knows what else he can do off screen…

  3. I feel like Ji Yin vs. Meng Hao will be a bit more dangerous. Wang Tengfei is definitely stronger than Wang Mu, and Zhou Shui seems strong too.
    Fang Wei vs Meng Hao will be on a whole new level because of the two nirvana fruits and actually, it will be more intense just by looking at the number of his meridians.

    I bet Ji Yin has opened 97-98 meridians and the Dao Child of Ji opened 99-100. Also I really want to see Meng Hao turn all 123 meridians into Karmic Hexing ones. I don’t know if they can force him to do so though.

    1. Turning into karmic hexing? why what should that do? and no they can’t force meng to do anything… if Meng wants something it better be there if he don’t he will get rid of it… that is mengs dao…

  4. Looks like even Meng Hao is a bit impatient to fight Fang Wei now…

    I wonder if Er Gen read readers’ complaints and decided to make the wait more bearable by letting the characters voice the readers’ frustrations.

    1. I was happy because he finished Fan Dong and Li Ling in one chapter, then more cowards appear to gang up on him to “prove their dao heart”. I just want him to kill Fang Wei, screw the other chosen. bunch of shameless weaklings that admit are no match for him, but keep ganging up. Rage!

  5. Zhao Yifan used secret arts and his strongest techniques, yet they got shattered by one punch. How is that even remotly close to “possessing the strength to bare his sword at Meng Hao”?

    1. Just feels like Er Gen wanted to make it seem like both sides won. Guess he didn’t want any of his side characters to go to waste so for once it feels as if he did some lazy writing to make up for the deficiencies in the weakness of the other characters.

  6. Thanks for the chapter DB!!

    Well seems like it is confirmed. The Wang clan in this series is the same Wang Clan(which is yet to be formed) from Xian Ni.

    The points for this are:
    1 – [Something that looked like a star rotated slowly on his forehead. However, if you examined it closely, you would see that there were several other stars in the same position, that seemed to have been sealed, causing them to flicker somewhere between illusory and corporeal.] Wang Li trains in the Ancient God way and whenever he makes a breakthrough in it the number of stars in his forehead increases by 1. Each star determines how many times his fleshly body was tempered. In Wang Tengfei case it seems he only unlocked the way to train his fleshly body but didn’t go any further improvement.

    2 – [A young man walked out of the teleportation portal. He was tall and slender, and although he did not look physically imposing, anyone who looked at him would be able to tell that his fleshly body was terrifyingly powerful.] Only to confirm that the Ancient God talked in this series is the same Ancient God it is mentioned in Xian Ni.

    If you find any pointers in this or past chapters do post them as a reply

    1. When Meng Hao acquired perfect foundation and Wang clan patriarch decided to steal it, saying their ancestor did the same. Chapter 137 – that was when this Snail confirmed the ancestry of the Wang clan.

  7. Howie, what are you doing??? are you really going to act as a training tool for these conceited weaklings? 20+ people gang up on him, try to kill him, and all he does is lightly punch them and let them go??? what a shame! stop being a sandbag and kill them, they are not giving you face! no face, no life!!! screw the females, steal everyone, and then give them a horrible death in front of the nine mountains so no one will dare not to give you face >:(

  8. For once ISSTH is aggravating me. If MH doesn’t kill someone then Idk. We’ve come this far with his ruthlessness and bashfulness. The only reason he shouldn’t kill is if they owe him money or he has some sort of positive karma with them, otherwise I’ve got no idea where MH is.

    Edit: Aggravated since he has absolutely no reason to help them, and I hate how all of them are using their pinnacle attack on him. It’s like telling the world you’re immune to most forms of damage and then someone decides to throw a grenade at you, then a bomb, and then a nuke. And all you do is disarm them after you walk away without getting hurt. There’s absolutely no punishment which is unlike MH. Now that he’s not using them as training anymore as said in this chapter, in the next chapter, I don’t see a reason he should play nice anymore at all.

    1. he is now a passive sandbag. all the sects of the universe are “hey, he got all the glory, so let’s go there and try to kill him to erase our shame for being weak”. then they teleport, lose badly and just go away like nothing happened. they owe him some money? big deal! if he loses, he dies. if they lose, they owe him some money and go away. I want the devil construct now!

    2. The problem is that he is currently fighting chosen who only came to prove their Dao Heart while their master are watching. These master would not react for thing like creation of debts or butt spanking, but you can be sure that they would act to protect their disciple (like Fan Donger master who gave him a warning when he attacked) or avenge them.
      And you can be sure all of this chosen are backed by Dao Realm ancestor, or at the very least people at the peak of the Ancient Realm, so people able to kill Meng Hao.

      PS: And even if the Fang clan would protect him, Meng Hao is not stupid to the point of offending Dao Realm expert for something so pointless that this, especially since he needed to fight after his tribulation (but he seem pretty annoyed by their numbers now).

      1. they all went there with the intention to kill him, and even ganged up and used sneak attacks. the only people he should be afraid of offending is the Ji clan (obvious reasons) and the ancient immortal daoist temple (they helped him, so it would be stupid to kill their disciples). also, he is technically a conclave disciple from the nine seas god sect! so if people from the other sects try to kill him, kill some and show what happens when you don’t give enough face! remember, face is the most important thing in the cultivation world. btw, this dao heart thing is bs. all those chosen just got jealous for looking like insects compared to Howie and wanted to kill him so that they can be considered strong again. they were not simply “sparring”, they attacked simultaneously with everything they got, you think they were worried about the possibility of Howie dying??? so why Howie has to be gentle?

    3. Gentlemen, Meng Hao did not die, despite the Ji clan trying. Why? Because patriarch Fang protected him. He did not kill other chosen. Why? Because he is not the only one with a patriarch. Just imagine a modern world, and nuclear-armed powers in it. You guys would burn the world – yourselves included – just to vent a bit.

      Edit: Damn you Langsteur, wasting my three minutes of writing. This offense, this Snail will remember it. You owe me three spirit stones.

        1. That’s because you follow lord third, you need to upgrade to lord fifth, then three spirit stones would be easy.

          Indeed though, none of these guys are a real threat to Meng Hao and pretty much everyone knew it. At this point they are annoying but not a threat, however killing them would make a lot of the clans of the Nine Mountains and Seas act against him.

          Think the one person he really wanted to hurt was Fan Dong’er because she got away and REALLY wants to kill him, and we all see how that turned out.

  9. Looks like story of Chu Yuyan is repeating here with Fan Dong’er.
    She want to give vicious kicks to Haowie, same like Chu Yuyan at that time after they escape from that volcano, and then stay in same sect, and if nothing happen, Haowie will come to ninth sea sect (or something) as conclave disipline.

  10. I was honestly surprised that Li Ling’er still attacked after that little interaction last chapter, I guess the axe wasn’t buried yet, she only ended up paying for it though :D.
    I’m kinda surprised and glad Tengfei made it though, now Meng Hao knows and they’re kind of old buddies.

    Thanks for the Chapter DB!

    1. she was faking before… Meng Hao provoked her and expected she would be ashamed, so she just reacted in an unexpected way to show him that she would not be easily provoked anymore. if she was strong enough to kill him, you can be sure she would have already.

      1. I don’t doubt that she was faking before. However i thought it was because she was running another angle and therefore wouldn’t take the direct approach of fighting him anymore.
        Though at this point I don’t even think she would kill him if she could, other than some of the unknown chosen and a few of the ones that Meng Hao really messed up some seem quite like friendly rivals already. Heck Sun Hai prob got among the worst treatment and he’s probably the friendliest.

  11. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, Courtrecords, GNE, Shu, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! Oh is he about to start killing fools?

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