ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1010

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Chapter 1010: A Wager!

After several days of banqueting, the Three Great Daoist Societies left, as did all of the other various sects and clans. The matter of the wedding contract with the Li Clan wasn’t resolved. Fang Shoudao wouldn’t waver in the matter, however, and continued to press for time.

Over the course of a few days, Fang Shoudao summoned Meng Hao on multiple occasions, but Meng Hao was in a different position than he had been. He wasn’t just any young lord of the clan, he was now a blazing sun.

Therefore, he completely ignored Fang Shoudao, putting the matter off by focusing on cultivating the Nirvana Fruits.

Three days later, as he sat in secluded meditation in his residence, Fang Shoudao came for a personal visit. As soon as he entered the courtyard, he sent his aura out, and Meng Hao immediately opened his eyes.

It was in that moment that Fang Shoudao appeared in front of him. His face was grave as he looked Meng Hao over. Then he let out a long sigh and sat down cross-legged.

Meng Hao sat in place quietly, not saying a word.

“She’s really that important to you?” Fang Shoudao asked slowly, looking at Meng Hao. Meng Hao was actually extremely important to Fang Shoudao, so important that Meng Hao didn’t even realize the extent of it.

To Fang Shoudao, the most crucial matter at hand was ensuring that the Fang Clan was able to survive over the next thousand years.

After that, he wanted to help Meng Hao grow and mature. That was one reason why he didn’t refuse the Three Great Daoist Societies’ proposal. He believed that in the Three Great Daoist Societies, Meng Hao would definitely acquire better cultivation magic than he could in the Fang Clan.

As for the clan’s financial predicament, that was something in which he had not deceived Meng Hao.

“She’s my wife,” Meng Hao replied, his voice soft, his head bowed.

After a moment of silence, Fang Shoudao spoke. Although he didn’t sound somber like he had when negotiating prices with Meng Hao, his tone of voice and his expression seemed far more serious and intense than they had at that time.

“Can’t you just let her go? You’re the Crown Prince of the Fang Clan. Just forget about her.

“If you can’t let go of her forever,” he said quietly, “then how about for just a thousand years? If you don’t like the Li Clan lass, then you don’t have to pay attention to her at all. All the clan wants is an alliance. It’s the same with the Li Clan. They just want an alliance.

“The marriage is just a formality.”

Meng Hao looked up at Fang Shoudao for a moment, then slapped his bag of holding to produce the Ancient Realm precious treasure that was his Crown Prince command medallion. He rubbed it for a moment before carefully placing it down in front of Fang Shoudao.

Fang Shoudao’s eyes widened, and waves of rage began to surge out inside of him. He looked at Meng Hao, his expression one of pain.

“In your heart, is that girl really more important than the entire clan?” The disappointment on Fang Shoudao’s face was clear. This was true disappointment, not an act like before.

“Patriarch….

“I don’t remember much about my early life on Planet East Victory,” he murmured. “What I do remember from my childhood is that my dad and mom left. I have a memory of searching for them in the fog, crying because I couldn’t find them.

“After I grew up, I took the Imperial examinations over and over again. Back then, my dream was to be rich when I grew up.

“Eventually I ran into her, and I joined a sect. That was how came to be part of the cultivation world.

“She’s actually my Senior Sister from that sect.” After that, Meng Hao told Fang Shoudao everything about Xu Qing. He recounted all the stories and all the details that he could remember.

“Patriarch, there was one time in which I died. She ruined her own longevity, just to save me….

“When we got married, it was a Red Wedding, soaked in blood….

“I promised her that I would find her in reincarnation.” As his voice echoed out, filled with the sensation of memories, Fang Shoudao’s face gradually softened. He looked at Meng Hao for a long moment, then sighed.

“It’s just a formality,” he said, closing his eyes. “Why do you have to be like this?!”

“To the clan, it might just be a formality,” Meng Hao replied calmly. “But to me, it would be a betrayal. Patriarch, please appoint someone else as the Crown Prince. The Li Clan doesn’t want a beloved partner for Li Ling’er. All they want is an alliance. It doesn’t matter who it is. Anyone could be a match for her. Why does it have to be me? So please, just appoint someone else. It would be the perfect solution for the clan.”

Fang Shoudao maintained his silence. After a long moment, he rose to his feet and swished his sleeve. He did not take the Crown Prince command medallion, but instead sent it floating back into Meng Hao’s palm.

“In three months, the Three Great Daoist Societies will come for you. I’ve already prepared 1,500,000,000 spirit stones for you to take with you to use in your cultivation. I wasn’t going to tell you about this originally, but considering you can’t accept the marriage, well… do you dare to make a little wager with me?

“If you win, then I’ll take responsibility to cancel the marriage contract!

“But if you lose, then you can’t reject the arrangements made by the clan, and you’ll go through with the formalities!”

Meng Hao stood there silently.

“Hao’er,” Fang Shoudao continued with a sigh, “if your grandfather was still here in the clan, he would definitely persuade you for me….” Fang Shoudao thought of Meng Hao’s grandfather, who was actually the person that he had most favored among the junior generations. In fact, in his view, Meng Hao’s grandfather would have eventually become the clan’s third Dao Realm expert!

A tremor ran through Meng Hao as he recalled the vague image of his grandfather, an image he would never be able to forget.

Meng Hao’s parents had left to guard Planet South Heaven for 100,000 years. As for his grandfather, he had gone to search for an Outsider to ask for help. The Outsider came, but his grandfather had gone missing, and had never made contact with the clan again.

Feeling quite bitter, Meng Hao looked up at Fang Shoudao.

“What’s the bet!?”

“Before the Three Great Daoist Societies arrive, do everything you can to earn 1,500,000,000 spirit stones. Immortal jade doesn’t count. If you can do that, from then on the clan won’t require that you do anything you don’t want to.

“You must not resort to trickery, theft, or borrowing. I won’t interfere either.”

Meng Hao stared in shock for a moment. Then, he lowered his head and made some calculations. When he looked back up, his expression was calm again. Gazing at Fang Shoudao with a slightly pained expression, he nodded.

Fang Shoudao said nothing further. He stood up, turned, and vanished.

After he left, Meng Hao began to breathe heavily. A thousand ideas were running through his head. He knew that he was a member of the clan, and that it was impossible to sever that blood connection. His parents, his grandfather, and his other relatives would not agree to him severing ties with the Fang Clan.

Furthermore… the clan had not given Meng Hao any reason to do anything that would violate the rules.

If there was a wager, he would win it!

“Three months…. 1,500,000,000 spirit stones.” Although he wasn’t aware of it, a bashful expression had appeared on his face at some point. As far as he was concerned, winning that bet… wouldn’t be difficult at all.

He put away the Crown Prince command medallion and stood up. Then he turned into a beam of prismatic light that shot away to find Fang Xi.

Two days later, word began to spread throughout the Fang Clan. It didn’t take long before all the clan members were talking about the same thing.

“Did you hear? The Crown Prince is going to challenge the Medicine Pavilion!! Last time, he got through six levels with perfect marks! The Dao bell even rang!”

“Last time he challenged the Medicine Pavilion, he got to the seventh level, where he grafted 75,000 types of medicinal plants!”

“Everyone is saying that this time, the Crown Prince is definitely going to charge all the way to the tenth level!!”

The news quickly spread, until everyone in the clan had heard about it. All of them were inwardly shaken. Lately, Meng Hao was the like the sun at high noon within the clan, and was the focus of all attention.

Everything he said or did was noticed. Besides, the glory he had already achieved in the Dao of Alchemy Division was well known. Now that he was going to be heading back there, everyone in the clan was filled with anticipation.

That anticipation reached a peak on one particular morning at dawn, when Meng Hao flew out of his residence and headed toward the Dao of Alchemy Division, his Immortal Realm Paragon cultivation base surging with power.

He was followed by numerous members of the Fang Clan, who all wanted to witness the spectacle.

More and more people started to tag along. By the time he reached the Dao of Alchemy Division, huge amounts of Fang Clan cultivators were there, filling the sky as he headed toward the Medicine Pavilion.

The alchemists and apprentice alchemists of the Dao of Alchemy Division were all very excited as they joined in the procession.

The entire Dao of Alchemy Division was abuzz. Countless beams of colorful light shot through the air as Meng Hao landed outside of the Medicine Pavilion. He looked at the huge stone stele next to the entrance, and his eyes glittered. The same two old men who stood guard outside opened their eyes. When they saw Meng Hao, they slowly rose to their feet, clasped hands, and bowed.

“Greetings, Crown Prince,” they said in unison.

Meng Hao nodded, and without further word, stepped into the Medicine Pavilion.

As he did, the entire area was packed with clan members, all of whom were waiting to watch. Fang Xi was in the crowd. He quickly sent word out via jade slip, and a moment later, roughly 10,000 clan members rose up in various positions and began to cry out.

“The Crown Prince is challenging the Medicine Pavilion! This is a grand event in the Fang Clan, and it is an honor for anyone to be able to bear witness. I personally wish to offer 100 spirit stones as a congratulatory gift! If anyone else is willing to offer a similar gift, please place it into this bag of holding!”

“That’s right! I don’t have a lot of spirit stones, but I’m willing to give fifty as a gift of congratulations to the Crown Prince!”

“Of course this is how things should work! The Crown Prince is challenging the Medicine Pavilion. As fellow clan members, it’s only natural that we should offer gifts of congratulations! Here’s 100 spirit stones!”

As the calls rang out, more people produced spirit stones to place in the bags of holding. Others hesitated, but then increasing numbers began to do the same thing.

Very soon, a terrifying amount of spirit stones had built up within the bags of holding.

When Fang Shoudao saw what was happening, he stared in shock for a moment and then smacked his forehead. His expression immediately changed.

“Dammit! How could I have forgotten…. I remember hearing about how Meng Hao charged people in the Dao of Alchemy Division to hear his lectures about plants and vegetation!” Then Fang Shoudao thought about the rewards posted for the three Holy medicinal pills, and a feeling of alarm built up in his heart.

Those three medicinal pills included first, the Skypalace Sunspirit Pill, which Meng Hao had already concocted. The second was the Sea Cleaving Heaven Defying Pill, the reward for which was 1,000,000,000 spirit stones….

The third was the Heavenly Thought Pill. The incredible reward for concocting that pill was to become the Lord of the Dao of Alchemy Division. All of a sudden, Fang Shoudao gasped. After a long moment, he managed to recover his senses, and realized that this time, he had been conned by Meng Hao.

“You little hoodlum!” he thought, laughing bitterly. However, his eyes quickly glittered.

“However, he didn’t choose to go concoct the pills,” he murmured, “but instead, to challenge the Medicine Pavilion. That indicates that he’s not completely confident in his concocting abilities…. In that case, I haven’t necessarily lost the bet….” However, he still was a bit worried, so he suddenly vanished. When he reappeared, he was in the Medicine Immortal Sect, where he went to consult with Fang Yanxu.

Not too long after, he left the Medicine Immortal Sect, and his face was very calm. Based on what Fang Yanxu told him, he was now confident in what would happen.

“Not even Fang Yanxu can concoct the Heavenly Thought Pill. As for the Sea Cleaving Heaven Defying Pill, it’s equally difficult. The little hoodlum definitely can’t concoct them relying on his own skill alone. I told him that I wouldn’t interfere, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use other methods.”

Fang Shoudao appeared to be very pleased, and looked more like a crafty old fox than ever.

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96 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1010” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Why the hell did Meng Hao not just throw away his status as the crown prince of Fang Clan. Like really, he has been alone for who knows how many years now and the only person he actually gave a shit about is Xu Qing(except for his master, pill demon of course) but he still accepts a challenge like this when it concerns his love? I would expect him to rage and declare that he quit the clan or something, I am dissappointed. And I am also dissappointed in this partriarch too, just for something he wants he forces Meng Hao to do something he definitely doesn’t want to, when all this time he almost let Meng Hao die a few times. And Meng Hao actually told such a guy about his life and relationship with Xu Qing. ughh… So disgusting

      1. Think people get excited at new chapters and read so fast their mind blanks out some facts 😀

        I did the same thing in Coiling dragon, asking why the hell didnt Linley leave some sparks behind for wives of his brother etc. Yet it was explained in that very chapter why he couldnt lol

      2. Do you mean the thing about Meng Hao’s grandfather? With everything Fang Shoudao has pulled at this point, why should Meng Hao have any trust in his words?

        There was also no counter argument to the “have someone else be the crown prince and Li Ling’er.” They just kind of dropped it.

        1. Why not trust.

          Fang shoudao really care about menghao, and menghao know about that.

          The most important things, fang and li already matchmaking menghao and ling’er since they are kid.

          Menghao’s parent and grandfather agree to that matchmaking.

      1. No, this shows he has maturity to understand what’s good to do for everyone. Unless you’re the type who prefers the kind of character who would let a continent be destroyed just so he can save the love of his life, then nevermind.

        1. uhhh you realize this is a Xianxia right? If whole continents, planets, and I would assume at least one of the 9 Mountains and Seas DON’T get destroyed, I’m going to be surprised.

          Meng Hao has a Dao of freedom, but for whatever reason, he is letting Fang Shoudao control him and his life.

          1. He is not letting shoudao control him

            He just feeling guilty to his grandfather that gone missing BECAUSE of him.

            And it obvious his parent and his grnadfather is the one who matchmaking menghao and lilinger since kid

            And menghao dao freedom is bullshit dao if he die at his 7 years tribulation.

    1. I thought in a similar way. With this whole “Meng Hao being conned” arc, I think Er Gen has really dumbed down a lot of the cunning of Meng Hao.

      Personally, I was hoping that he would reject the position of crown prince, and declare that any further attempts to persuade him would be taken as an insult, and result in him severing his bloodline, along with using his karma magic to cut all ties with the Fang clan.

      I would also think Fang Shoudao would know enough to value Meng Hao’s deep loyalty. The reason Meng Hao cares little for the clan is that he has no significant ties to anyone there, and has been used as a tool. If Meng Hao cared for the clan, he would be deeply loyal. Instead, Fang Shoudao is trying to force Meng Hao.

      1. Actually if you look from their position, then there is no right or wrong. Fang Shoudao from his point of view think that Menghao reason is not making any sense at all, why he has to be so stubborn for someone who had died, and not thinking for the sake of the clan though he is one of the clan’s member. Although he care about Menghao, but he think what is best for Menghao and the clan is to form alliance, thus he tried to force or even con it to Menghao. While for Menghao, he stick to his principles for keeping its promise to Xuqing, and the only way to do that is either break all his relationship with the clan or take the wager. Actually he has nothing to lose for breaking his relationship with the clan, except some extra protection from the clan, but after all that has been happen in the clan, and thinking about his father and grandfather, he can’t just break the relationship with the clan, so he takes the wager, especially he already have some idea in his mind on how to win it. If he thinks he can’t win it, I’m sure he would just break their relationship for his promise to xuqing.

        1. You commented this below, but I’ll reply here as well

          “why he has to be so stubborn for someone who had died”
          Well there are these things called promises, loyalty, and respect

          “not thinking for the sake of the clan though he is one of the clan’s member”
          the clan has treated him like sh*t until just recently, even though they still do, he has no reason to do anything for the “sake of the clan” besides the time that his grandpa basically saved his life, but Risking a promise over guilt is just stupid, and besides there are many ways around this conflict.

          “he care about Menghao, but he think what is best for Menghao and the clan is to form alliance”
          Im sorry but thats just pure bullsh*t, empty words, poor writing on er gens side. I know he tries to make the patriarch seems like he loves and treasures meng hao, but his actions speak louder than words.

          I would expect someone with a profound cultivation such as the earth patriarch to understand these simple things.

          “either break all relationship with clan or his promis with Xu Qing”
          Why? Just why? If he doesn’t accept the marriage it won’t break all relationship with the clan, in fact, that would be the clans worst nightmare at this point in time. They wouldn’t just let him leave because of this conflict, they would be doomed.

          “He can’t just break the relationship with his clan”
          Yes, yes he can. The little protection that the clan can provide him is minimal compared to what the 3 daoist society’s can offer him.

          The fact that they don’t realize any of this is just stupid, and the choices he makes are disappointing

  2. i’m kinda disappointed of Meng Hao on this one

    i thought that if there was one thing he would never wager about, even on a sure win, it would be his wife

    i guess conning people is worth more to him than her

    1. I feel like you missed the point. He values both his wife and his clan. One person over everyone else? No, he realizes that his relatives wish for him to still be part of the clan or at least maintain good relations with them, and he realizes that indeed because of the event that happened, the clan is in a pretty bad spot right now. If the clan had been banking on the fact that they could make that much money from him, then he feels slightly responsible. That aside, he realizes that the earth patriarch cares enough about Meng Hao to the point where he is willing to keep him as the crown prince of the clan even if he refuses to go through with the marriage as long as he makes the money. In doing so, this means that the Fang and Li clans will have a sharp decline in relations, but the earth patriarch is willing to deal with that regardless for him as long as he is determined enough. Personally, I find it all reasonable. Sketchy, but reasonable. If he didn’t have confidence in being able to get results, in being an earth shattering chosen (remember who he is…) then he wouldn’t have made it this far, so going through this bet is perfectly reasonable.

      1. Actually he’s in a tight spot, so it’s mostly just pressure by the looks of it. I’m pretty sure Fang Shoudao didn’t suddenly forget MH’s love of money, so I’m sure he has a reason he wagers on the idea of MH not being able to get the money.

    2. Why?

      Menghao feel guilty about his grandfather….. That gone MISSING because of him.

      HIs grandfather and his parents obviously the one who matchmaking hao and ling’er since kid

          1. neither. you don’t make sense.

            Hes not alive because of this “guilt”, the reason why he is alive is because of his grandpa. Guilt was only the aftermath.

            if you had one apple, and promised on your life to give it to Person A, would you give Person A the apple? or would you give it to Person B because you feel guilty towards them?

            Anyone with a brain would give it to person A, because with a little common sense you can figure out that Person B can be repaid through multiple different ways, not just the apple.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    Nothing like a bet to bring out the competitive spirit within the family. But Fang Shoudao has already lost this; once the bashful expression is out, Meng Hao’s victory was already decided!

  4. Couldnt he go to the milky way sea to that place that had almost infinite amounts of spirit stones? when he was running away from the guy trying to steal his foundation?

    1. They had a lot of spirit stones, because they traded their demon-cores with immortals outside of the planet. What I was wondering about is, who are those immortals, and what do they do with those demon-cores?

  5. Surely I’m not the only one who thinks MH is being unreasonable? Like usually he’s unreasonable for a good….reason. But right now, even Xu Qing would probably lightly encourage him. It’s just a formality and it’ll help consolidate an alliance that lessens the burden on him in the long run so that he doesn’t need to come running back to the Clan 24/7 if they become allied.
    This will even mean he gets to spend more time with Xu Qing in the long run as well…seems a bit childish in my opinion

    1. he is just stubborn. xu qing even saw how in love chu yuyan (they all met at the wedding and she even talked to all of them) and the other girls were and even told meng hao to accept them (i think that was right before she died), that it was fine with her, and he still wouldn’t. xu qing definitely wouldn’t have a problem with it, its just meng hao.

      1. Which is exactly why I’m saying he’s being unreasonable. For Chu Yuyan and whoever, fine. No reason he needs to place down his pride, but this is completely different. This is a prince marrying a princess to ensure the solidarity of their respective nations, whilst the Prince in question isn’t going to be even staying in the country. Least he can do is marry in before he decides to go wandering

        1. The difference with this one though is the difference in status between Xu Qing and Li Ling’er. At least for now Li Ling’er is miles ahead and therefore reagardless of what Meng Hao and Xu Qing think of their own relationship, Li Ling’er will be treated as the primary wife by the world. Therefore Meng Hao sees it as a betrayal to take a wife while Xu Qing isn’t there, who, in the eyes of the world, is the ‘better’ wife. Heck when Xu Qing returns most people would probably think she butted in, given that she won’t be there until a good few years down the road. Meng Hao is basically giving Xu Qing face as his beloved wife.

          1. I’m not going to bother saying a lot of points since I can’t be bothered going over the basics.

            Just try to remember what has happened to Xu Qing and her status recently as she goes through reincarnation. And even before that, she was destined for good destiny with the crap that let her in the river of reincarnation smoothly.

          2. @Dedition You sort of ignored the latter part of my comment. I addressed Xu Qing’s future status in passing. However that has nothing to do with the current situation or Meng Hao’s current feelings.

        2. Love and reason have nothing to do with each other in the first place. That is the reason for being unreasonable.

          There is also the issue of Fang Shoudao slapping Meng Hao’s face by not even mentioning how he planned to move forward the marriage, and the whole “brides family giving the dowry” issue.

  6. Honestly disappointed with Meng Hao this time. This isn’t just a little bet, he is putting his promise with Xu Qing into jeopardy. Even if he is going to win the bet, the fact that he is willing to risk his loyalty to Xu Qing, for anything, shows that he isn’t serous about his promises as he always claimed to be.

    thanks for the double <3

  7. I’m disappointed in the people who are disappointed in Meng Hao.

    Xu Qing is incredibly important to him.
    The entire Fang clan is incredibly important to him.

    This wager is a way for him to successfully placate Fang Shoudao, without intentionally giving up on either one of those things.

    1. Exactly. And Xu Qing already told him that he could have multiple wives and that she was okay with it. It isn’t like he would actually be together with what amounts to a symbolic figurehead.

    2. Xu Qing is incredibly important to him.
      The entire Fang clan is incredibly important to him.

      You talk as if you are smarter then people who are dissappointed in Meng Hao. So tell me exactly, WHY THE HELL IS FANG CLAN IMPORTANT TO HIM? just because of bloodline? Really? then he should also do everything Meng clan wants from him. is that what you are saying? He only came to know he was someone from Fang clan about 1-2 years ago. Why is it so important to him so suddenly? especially more important then Xu Qing?! If something could be important to someone just because of the blood running in them then Meng Hao should treasure League of Demon Sealers more then anything don’t you think? He is basically the child of all the previous 8 Demon Sealers. He will inherit their cultivation techniques, maybe some of their treasures, their MOST important Daos. So shouldn’t he be like, I am not someone from Fang or Meng clan, I am someone from League of Demon Sealers. but he is not doing that, why? because bloodline isn’t the most important thing, it is the experiences you had with a person that makes them the most important. And things he lived through with Xu Qing should make it clear why people are so dissappointed in Meng Hao’s this decision.

      1. Without fang clan, he won’t got 8 additional meridian immortal.

        Without fang clan, he won’t got fang dragon meridian immortal.

        Without fang clan, he won’t got patriach nirvana fruit.

        Without fang clan, he won’t become a fuc%$ing immortal EMPEROR.

        1. 8 additional meridian immortal:
          He had to work hard for them, they weren’t just a free gift for doing nothing.

          fang dragon meridian immortal:
          He had to work hard for it, besides it was the earth patriarchs’ way keeping meng hao loyal to the clan, because he saw that the fang clan had so far been a d*ck to him, so he had to court him somehow

          got patriach nirvana fruit:
          They tried killing him with that, thats nothing to be thankful for, he worked hard to turn it into something useful

          he won’t become a fuc%$ing immortal EMPEROR:
          It was thanks to his hard work that he became an immortal emperor

          the fang clan since day one have been trying to kill him, and even now, he is the most powerful chosen in the Ninth M&S, that any clan/sect would treasure like hell and do anything for them, yet even now they aren’t treating him like a chosen. They havent even given him a single spirit stone. dont listen to his demands, and now even interfere with his marrage.

          I say f*ck the fang clan, they are not family.

          1. exactly, people keep talking as if giving just one immortal meridian to keep someone like Meng Hao within their clan is a huge thing. Those other three daoist somethings who serve the Echelon would agree to give him 1-2 meridians each if they knew he was the 13th Echelon. What Fang Clan did for Meng Hao is nothing considering Meng Hao’s worth to be honest. He is the greatest genius history has ever seen, both in nine mountains and seas and outside of it. I would rather he just became the leader of thos 3 daoist society or somethings. Then he could find his grandfather faster and have more resources too, no reason to let idiots try to control him

          2. @Scandalf (wouldn’t let me reply idk why)

            I’m also pretty sure that if Meng Hao put on a fit, he could get the 3 daoist society’s to give him enough resources to help the fang clan get back on its feet, since they pledge their lives to the echelon and treasure his so much or whatever. There are so many different ways to go around this but hes definitely been dumbed down, he also just falls for every clear con that the patriarch sets up. I think this is just the rare poor writing on Er Gen’s side, but it really did make me loose lots of respect for Meng Hao (cant call him Haowie anymore)

          3. Still fuc&king those things he got because the FANG

            Without the FANG, He won’t got fuc$ing

            You do have brain, don’t you?

            Just simple logic, but you still fuc%king failed

          4. @The God Of Scum

            ] Yes, if the Fang Clan didn’t exist, he wouldn’t either, ffs he was born there.
            ] If the sun didn’t exist, he wouldn’t either
            ] If the Ninth M&S didn’t exist, he wouldn’t either
            ] If ANYTHING was fundamentally different, the story would be completely different.

            } does that mean that he should worship the sun, or Ninth M&S?
            } There are many things that saved meng hao’s life, so should he also blindly worship them?

            no. but just like the fang clan, without them he would be dead.

  8. Sigh…To those people who commented above about being disappointed with Meng Hao for accepting the bet, you have eyes but you failed to see Mount Tai…

    (“Three months…. 1,500,000,000 spirit stones.” Although he wasn’t aware of it, a bashful expression had appeared on his face at some point. As far as he was concerned, winning that bet… wouldn’t be difficult at all.)

    Meng Hao + Bashful…enough said. Someone’s gonna get conned

  9. meng ho, I can understand why he did this.
    the patriarch, I understand completely how he wants the best for the clan.

    But when it comes to a serious topic like this, 1) you dont make “bets”!! thats like chance.. ok but thats bearable too.. cool you make a wager..

    Then you dont CHEAT!!

    ” but that doesn’t mean I can’t use other methods … ”

    WTF man, i thought the patriarch was also like meng ho, sure craft most of the time. But honorable in his own way. You can trust that in the important stuff he doesn’t play around..

    Overall yeah I would prefer the fang clan rot than mengXquing ship springing a leak.

    I dont think she would mind though. The point is he would mind. He wont lose the bet thats for sure, but he took the bet.. I hope he planned to renege on the bet if he lost.. hmm I wonder if that would play out.

    1. I hope he loose… when he is stuck with a 2nd woman, then why not allow a 3rd and a 4th and a 12th…

      He should make his mother happy and get all them pokem… I mean… get all them good looking girls.

  10. I seen a few negative comments about Fang Shoudao and also how Menghao for not prioritizing his promise. Actually if you look from their position, then there is no right or wrong. Fang Shoudao from his point of view think that Menghao reason is not making any sense at all, why he has to be so stubborn for someone who had died, and not thinking for the sake of the clan though he is one of the clan’s member. Although he care about Menghao, but he think what is best for Menghao and the clan is to form alliance, thus he tried to force or even con it to Menghao. While for Menghao, he stick to his principles for keeping his promise to Xuqing, and the only way to do that is either break all his relationship with the clan or take the wager. Actually he has nothing to lose for breaking his relationship with the clan (except some extra protection from the clan that not add much for him), but after all that had happen in the clan, and thinking about his father and grandfather, he can’t just break the relationship with the clan, so he takes the wager, especially he already have some idea in his mind on how to win it. If he think he can’t win it, I’m sure he would just break their relationship for his promise to Xuqing. It’s a difficult position, and Menghao pick the most wise decision.

    1. “why he has to be so stubborn for someone who had died”
      Well there are these things called promises, loyalty, and respect

      “not thinking for the sake of the clan though he is one of the clan’s member”
      the clan has treated him like sh*t until just recently, even though they still do, he has no reason to do anything for the “sake of the clan” besides the time that his grandpa basically saved his life, but Risking a promise over guilt is just stupid, and besides there are many ways around this conflict.

      “he care about Menghao, but he think what is best for Menghao and the clan is to form alliance”
      Im sorry but thats just pure bullsh*t, empty words, poor writing on er gens side. I know he tries to make the patriarch seems like he loves and treasures meng hao, but his actions speak louder than words.

      I would expect someone with a profound cultivation such as the earth patriarch to understand these simple things.

      “either break all relationship with clan or his promis with Xu Qing”
      Why? Just why? If he doesn’t accept the marriage it won’t break all relationship with the clan, in fact, that would be the clans worst nightmare at this point in time. They wouldn’t just let him leave because of this conflict, they would be doomed.

      “He can’t just break the relationship with his clan”
      Yes, yes he can. The little protection that the clan can provide him is minimal compared to what the 3 daoist society’s can offer him.

      The fact that they don’t realize any of this is just stupid, and the choices he makes are disappointing

      1. (“He can’t just break the relationship with his clan”
        Yes, yes he can. The little protection that the clan can provide him is minimal compared to what the 3 daoist society’s can offer him.)

        Sorry, I agree with most of the points you said, but this I am afraid I will have to disagree.
        Logically, you’re right, it would be better if he just broke relationships with his clan. Sadly, as a chinese…what more a Chinese belonging in ancient times, clans and family are everything to them.

        You have to understand, this novel is a Chinese novel, catered for Chinese audiences.
        Things that you find silly or illogical for you doesn’t mean others will feel the same.
        The author himself is a Chinese, thus his views are just fundamentally different from yours.
        I am not saying you’re wrong, logically I agree with you but let’s just leave it as a difference in culture upbringing

      2. Let me illustrate it this way. Let’s say you want to marry a girl but your parents against you. Then what will you do? You will break your relationship with your parents and run away with the one you love right? That’s also what Menghao think when he returned the crown prince medallion. But what if your father then said that if you can have a job, then he will allow you to marry her. Then wouldn’t you say ok and tried your best to find a job so you can marry your girlfriend and still within the family? That is what Menghao try to do right now.

        1. That’s a good point, you almost had me there. but let me put it this way

          You want to STAY WITH a girl that
          1: risked her life for you multiple times
          2: you love her and already married
          3: loved you until her death, and died in your hands
          4: you made a promise

          and now, not your parents, but your great great grandfather who:
          1: You just met
          2: treats you like shit
          } all the times when he conned him
          } sells him off with a marriage without his consent
          } and more
          wants to not just break your marriage, but wants you to marry someone else.

          I think this is a more appropriate setup, now what would you do?

      3. The clan who treat him like a shit is ONLY from wei bloodline.

        His father+grandfather’s bloodline treat him like blazing sun FROM THE START.

        Don’t be so fuc&%king stupid to generalized the whole fang clan

          1. Oh my god.

            When some elder want to married you with pretty girl that from rich family, and you said that elder do shit to him??

            Man, I won’t lower myself to argue with very stupid man like you in the future.

            Your logic is fuk$%g invalid in many way

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