ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 996

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Chapter 996: The Battle Resumes!

Fang Xiufeng and Meng Li stood in the Tower of Tang on Planet South Heaven, watching the upheaval in the Fang Clan on Planet East Victory. Meng Li’s eyes were wide, and she trembled as she clutched Fang Xiufeng’s arm.

“You knew this was going to happen, didn’t you!?” she said, her eyes filled with anxiety at the sight of Meng Hao being in such danger. What she was worried about wasn’t the destruction of the Fang Clan, she was worried about her son’s safety.

Fang Xiufeng looked at the images and slowly nodded.

“You have to trust me, and you have to trust Hao’er. Everything will be over shortly.” Fang Xiufeng said softly. His fatherly love was not the type that showed on the outside like Ke Yunhai’s. His love was kept buried deep in his heart. He was Meng Hao’s father, and would rather sustain injuries himself than allow his son to be hurt in the least.

However, everything that was happening… had to happen.

On Planet East Victory, Fang Wei’s and Meng Hao’s gazes locked, and an intangible rumbling sound filled Meng Hao’s mind. It was as if everything in the world vanished, and the only things left behind were the two of them.

Meng Hao’s eyes flickered with killing intent. There was no way he could have predicted that events would turn out this way. He could do nothing about the dramatic events playing out in the Fang Clan, and in fact, deep in his heart, he was somewhat at a loss.

A sinister grin could be seen on Fang Wei’s face as he flew through the air like a shooting star, heading directly toward Meng Hao.

Meng Hao took a deep breath, crushing the dazed feeling he felt in his heart. His battle with Fang Wei was not over. His Nirvana Fruits had not been returned. In that case… it was time to continue the battle!

Eyes flashing with killing intent, he flew into the air. The two of them pierced through the crowds like meteors, rapidly closing in on each other.

Their speed was incredible, causing everything to shake. Even though all the other members of the Fang Clan were locked in battle, they all turned to look at Meng Hao and Fang Wei. The cultivators of the Ninth Mountain and Sea also stared at the two figures as they closed in on each other.

When they slammed into each other in midair, a shocking boom echoed out in all directions, causing the air to shatter and wild colors to flash in the sky.

Meng Hao attacked with the full explosive force of his 123 meridians. 33 Heavens rumbled, and numerous mountain chains appeared. One Blood Demon head after another roared, causing Heaven and Earth to shake, and wild winds to scream.

Fang Wei performed an incantation gesture, causing a divine ability to materialize. Statues appeared, formed of reincarnation, the Yellow Springs, and some other magical technique that Meng Hao was unfamiliar with. The statues circled around Meng Hao, unleashing ceaseless attacks.

Meng Hao frowned. The terrifying Ancient Realm ripples that had been emanating out of Fang Wei had vanished. However, Meng Hao could sense that Fang Wei was much more powerful than he had been earlier.

Gradually, Meng Hao began to sense ripples inside of Fang Wei that filled him with a sense of danger.

“He’s not Fang Wei!” he thought, his eyes flickering with a cold light.

Fang Wei was bursting with an energy far more powerful than before. The One Thought Yellow Springs Dao was unleashed once again, but it was different this time. Rumbling sounds could be heard as the Yellow Springs swept out, directly attacking Meng Hao in midair.

A huge boom rattled out as over a hundred moves were exchanged in a very short time.

“That’s all you can do?” asked Fang Wei, his voice coldly sinister. “This is the Immortal Realm Paragon!?” He performed an incantation gesture with his right hand, causing the Yellow Springs to turn into something like a dragon that lunged toward Meng Hao with gaping maw.

Meng Hao’s expression darkened, but he said nothing. His hand extended as a divine ability was unleashed.

At the same time, Fang Wei’s 241 Immortal meridians appeared. However… apparently, he wasn’t finished! Suddenly… more Immortal meridians appeared!

251. 261. 271….

Massive rumbling filled the air as Fang Wei’s aura exploded up, to the astonishment of the observing cultivators of the Ninth Mountain and Sea.

“Fang Wei… his Immortal meridians, they’re… still increasing!!”

“Unbelievable, this… what’s going on!?” The cultivators were dumbstruck, but the Dao Realm Patriarchs merely frowned; they were starting to piece together pictures of what was happening.

“He’s possessed….”

“After he became Immortal, he was possessed, although not perfectly. It couldn’t be; after all, people who can reach the absolute pinnacle of Immortal meridians are not commonplace in the Nine Mountains and Seas. The only possibility is that someone placed a Dao seed in Fang Wei, as a sort of a gamble. That person would be betting that as Fang Wei grew up, he would have a chance at success.”

“That’s of secondary importance. The main requirement would be that they were of the same bloodline. Furthermore, they would both have to have cultivated the same technique. Even more important than that is that they would both have to have a drop of blood from the legendary Underworld Clan!” The Dao Realm Patriarchs maintained their silence as they looked at Fang Wei with looks of curiosity and shock.

Back on Planet East Victory, Fang Wei’s Immortal meridians continued to erupt!

281. 291. 300!!

Massive rumbling sounds echoed out. Meng Hao’s eyes widened as Fang Wei’s Immortal meridians just continued to increase. Although he was shocked, it didn’t cause him to hesitate at all. He waved his hand, transforming into a golden roc. At the same time, numerous mountain chains crushed down toward Fang Wei, whose laughter rang out as his energy continued to soar.

Killing intent flickered in Meng Hao’s eyes. A domineering air surged out, and his Immortal Realm Paragon cultivation base exploded with power. The starstone vanished from his left eye, transforming into starlight in his palm. It covered his body as the One Thought Stellar Transformation manifested, transforming him into an enormous planet that shot toward Fang Wei.

Piercing whistling sounds could be heard as the planet emitted shocking pressure over everything. Rocks shattered and then rose up into the air, and the nearby battling cultivators were pushed away by a powerful force.

The 3,000-meter planetary asteroid shot through the air, filled with incredible power. In the blink of an eye, it was upon Fang Wei.

However, in that instant, Fang Wei’s eyes glittered with arrogance. Extending both of his hands, he roared.

Suddenly, his Immortal meridians burst with power as even more were added!

310 meridians!

320 meridians!

The entire Ninth Mountain and Sea rumbled. All of the members of the Fang Clan were shocked. All attention was focused on Fang Wei.

330 meridians!!

Shockingly, 330 Immortal meridians had appeared in Fang Wei, which was the complete pinnacle for an Immortal who had not corroborated the Dao on his own. When the 330 Immortal meridians appeared, 33 Immortal souls also descended behind Fang Wei. It was just the same as Meng Hao… 33 Heavens!

“DIE!” he roared, extending both hands toward the incoming planet. As he pushed out, his 330 Immortal meridians transformed into 330 Yellow Springs, which then combined into one. In addition, his 33 Immortal souls were no longer Underworld Judges, but rather, Yama Kings! An indescribable pressure that was the ultimate pinnacle of the Immortal Realm radiated out from him.

Massive rumbling shook all of Planet East Victory as two peak Immortals began to fight. When they slammed into each other, a huge boom rattled out. Cracking sounds could be heard as the planet began to fall to pieces, and the Yellow Springs disintegrated. Within a few breaths of time, an earsplitting crash rattled out as the planet exploded. Meng Hao appeared, face pale, expression extremely cold, like a sword. He coughed up a mouthful of blood as he staggered backward across the land, as if he were being shoved by some mighty force. And yet, he did not lose a bit of that sharp and blade-like quality.

“The pinnacle of the Immortal Realm. 33 Heavens. Hm….” He wiped the blood from his mouth, and the coldness in his eyes ignited into a massive desire to fight.

Up ahead, the Yellow Springs shattered, and the 33 Yama Kings collapsed. Fang Wei also coughed up blood. Furthermore, although his right eye seemed filled with madness, signs of struggle could be seen in his left eye. That was… Fang Wei’s soul, fighting back!

Suddenly, Fang Wei’s true voice rang out, filled with the truth of his own desires: “I am a member of the Fang Clan, and my dream is to lead the Fang Clan to glory. Father! Grandfather! Patriarch! If your desire is to overthrow the clan, then… I disagree!”

However, almost as soon as Fang Wei’s true voice could be heard, the Sixth Patriarch cried, “Get back down!” and rapidly suppressed him. The left eye returned to its normal state, and Fang Wei coughed up another mouthful of blood, then looked at Meng Hao.

“Fang Hao!” Fang Wei wiped the blood from his mouth and took a step forward. 33 Heavens appeared once again, and boundless Immortal power exploded out.

“What I want… is this feeling! I’ve finally done it! Finally, I have this perfect body!! This is my doppelgänger! In the future, it will be my true self. Fang Wei, you are my descendant, which means that this is an honor for you!” Fang Wei’s right hand lifted up, and 33 Heavens shot murderously toward Meng Hao.

“I’m going to help you kill this person, to achieve your desire!”

Meng Hao’s eyes flickered with intense killing intent. He looked coldly at Fang Wei for a moment, then began to advance. He raised his right hand, and his own 33 Heavens appeared.

“Paragon Bridge!” he said softly.

As soon as the words left his mouth, rumbling sounds filled Heaven and Earth. Shockingly, Meng Hao’s 33 Heavens transformed into the image of the Paragon Bridge. 123 meridians manifested behind the bridge as it sped toward Fang Wei.

“Who gives a crap about that thing? Hell World!” Fang Wei waved his right hand, instantly causing the Yellow Springs to appear. In addition, an illusory slice of the underworld manifested, rapidly turning corporeal.

As the two attacked each other, Fang Xiushan ignored any potential injuries he might receive and broke away from his fight with Meng Hao’s 19th Uncle. He then performed a minor teleportation, heading directly toward Meng Hao, eyes filled with killing intent. He waved his hand, causing his Ancient Realm cultivation base to explode with the destructive power of two extinguished Soul Lamps. A gigantic hand appeared which slashed toward Meng Hao.

“DIE!”

Shockingly, he joined forces with Fang Wei to attempt to kill Meng Hao, to slaughter him in spirit and body!

At this critical moment, Meng Hao waved his right hand, and the Paragon Bridge descended to block both Fang Wei and Fang Xiushan. Booms could be heard as the Paragon Bridge began to collapse. Meng Hao shot backward, and his expression lacked any sort of alarm. Instead, it was filled with seething killing intent!

He extended his right hand, and there in his palm was a small fruit that was currently not visible to anyone but him.

It was… the first generation Patriarch’s Nirvana Fruit!

With the Nirvana Fruit in hand, his towering killing intent influenced the entire area, making everything grow cold. Fang Wei and Fang Xiushan looked at Meng Hao’s eyes, and for some unknown reason, they began to tremble.

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64 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 6 – Chapter 996” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Damn, Serious mode finally activated. Good to see Fang Wei still trying to stand up for his ideals, however i’m still wondering why Meng Hao’s father still seems so calm, maybe he just guessed because of the Ancient Realm experts that came out with Meng Hao and inferred that he had some method of protection from them.
    Speaking of which, where are those guys??

    Many Thanks for the Chapter DB!

    1. I honestly can’t see this turning out well. Meng Hao just has too many legacies and other things he has to do outside of Planet East Victory. I can only see this resulting in Meng Hao leaving and coming back when he’s stronger to wage war against the Ji Clan.

  2. So, Meng Hao’s father seeming to know what was going on is a bit odd. It’s not like the direct bloodline knew this was coming and was prepared, and it would be even odder if he was somehow involved on the side of the rebels.

  3. LOL, 6th Pat took over Fang Wei body, combining it got 330 Meridians, now Meng Hao going to power up using their Founder original fruit, wonder how many Meridians this fruit going to open!?

    1. He said it doubles, so it should be 246, although that should shoot up once he absorbs his own two Nirvana Fruit. I’m not sure if the total will be 4x or 8x though, since I don’t know if his own fruits will increase his meridians exponentially or based on his base amount.

  4. Thanks Db and co!

    Oh wow Wei’er! I take back everything I said about you! You do have redeeming qualities! Now I’ll be cheering and hoping you eject that 6th Patriarch out!

    On the other hand, WHAT IS UP WITH MENG HAO’S RIVALS BEING POSSESSED BY THEIR PATRIARCHS? (Or in Tengfei’s case is it him possessing the patriarch?)

    1. not, the 10th patriarch give his base cultivation to tengfei, is soul is already dead, now tengfei have the perfect base cultivation of meng hao, thats why he achieve inmortal ascencion so quickly.

  5. Btw random question: does anyone know what happened to Meng Hao’s evil twin? That bat that was trying to frame him up? Where was he last seen again?

    1. He was last seen then. Iirc he was mostly killed back then and Meng Hao shoved his head into his bag. I’m pretty sure he’s dead now, or at least sealed with some future use with no hope of escaping.

      1. I’m pretty sure Meng Hao couldn’t finsh him..? I’m confused now but one thing I remember for sure: We got to see the “original” bat inside the continental mirror and he was much bigger, plus with the remaining wooden swords around him which raises another question! What the hell happened to everything that was once inside that mirror? And why aren’t we seeing those seemingly powerful swords anymore? (Someone called them Immortal Slaying Swords iirc)

    1. He sealed the Dharma Idols, which are only really important before the Immortal Realm. The actual fruit are still inside of Fang Wei, plus he’s literally serving the Ji Clan, who are masters of Karma.

      1. yeah, but the dharma idols was the manifestation of the nirvana fruits, mean that what was sealed was the fruits itself, because those fruits response to the karma of meng hao, so any power related should be sealed, mean that the increment in power of meridians that give the fruits to fang wei also should be sealed. right?.
        and fang wei or the six patriarch are fang clan members, not ji’s, they not have any power to fight againts karma.

        1. Made a huge wall of text but accidentally closed the tab… 😱

          Anyway a very short tl;dr: Not only Ji’s can do karma stuff. Meng Hao could, so why not others? (Even before getting the 7th hex, remember when he made his nascent souls?)
          Pill Demon also knew a thing or two about karma.

          Plus he sealed them back when he wasn’t even an immortal so the power shouldn’t be much.

        1. so earth patriarch is a good one fighting against the Ji patriarch and the sixth patriarch is the one trying to take over fang wei’s body/trying to kill mc?

  6. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, Courtrecords, GNE, Shu, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! Wonder how the Ji Clan is going to play this off once the shield comes down.

  7. Talking about the teaser, and them saying Meng Hao shouldn’t eat the nirvana fruits. Surely they already know he knows about the plot = seeing as Meng Hao and Fang Wei were shouting about them?

  8. “With the Nirvana Fruit in hand, his towering killing intent influenced the entire area, making everything grow cold.” Lines like this are one of many reasons I love ISSTH. They take me back to when Meng Hao was leading his people out of the desert and slaughtering everyone.

    I’m looking forward to the next chapter. Yep… definitely. I wonder what Meng Hao’s father’s expectation is. I suppose it does seem likely that the coup will succeed; Meng Hao will probably at least get his fruits back, but I see it being difficult to really affect the flow of battle. Unless Patriarch Reliance is able to burst onto the scene.

  9. Ya know i feel like with the eternal realm someone needs to give Meng Hao the Zenkai racial ability….then everytime he basically dies he’d come back x10 stronger…talk about cheat.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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