ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1056

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Chapter 1056: The Mountains and Seas are Rocked!

This was… the blood of Paragon Nine Seals, chief among the three supreme Paragons!

Not even a single drop should even exist in the world. And yet, because of the even more mysterious and unfathomable copper mirror, this Paragon’s blood had now appeared in the Mountain and Sea Realm!

In the instant that the blood appeared, it wasn’t just Meng Hao who was shaken. The entire Mountain and Sea Realm began to tremble. It didn’t matter that the parrot and meat jelly were covering up the aura with all their might. The aura still managed to spread out invisibly. Although nobody in the Nine Seas God World could sense it specifically, there were other beings in the Mountain and Sea Realm who did, and were completely shocked.

Nine great Mountains and Seas made up the Mountain and Sea Realm, outside of which was a sun and a moon that orbited eternally around it. It was because of those two heavenly bodies that the Mountain and Sea Realm had day and night!

At the moment, both of them were trembling, something that caused everyone, even the mortals, to stare up in shock to look.

As of this moment, people were trembling in shock in the Ninth Mountain and Sea, the Eighth Mountain and Sea, the Seventh Mountain and Sea… even the First Mountain and Sea. In all the Mountain and Sea Realm, people were shaking in astonishment.

“The sun… is trembling!!”

“The moon is shaking….”

“What’s happening!? What’s causing this!?” Within the Mountain and Sea Realm, countless living beings were flabbergasted. Even the animals were prostrating themselves on the ground as if in worship. The mortals were astonished and began bowing down with looks of pious reverence on their faces.

As for the cultivators, their scalps tingled as they observed something they had never before seen; the sun and moon shaking. It left them completely astonished.

Countless experts flew out, including all of the Dao Realm cultivators of the Mountain and Sea Realm, and the shock on their faces was clear.

Numerous beings saw the sun and the moon shaking visibly; instead of continuing on in their orbit, they were fixed in place, seemingly immovable. It was as if some unknown aura had caught their attention, causing their will to suddenly awaken.

At the same time that the heavenly bodies ceased moving, the Seas in the Mountain and Sea Realm all began to seethe and roar; the Mountains also began to shake, and were apparently roaring.

If you looked very carefully at the sun, you would just barely be able to tell that inside of that heavenly body, shockingly, was a sword!

It was a shining sword, shocking to the extreme. It was a sword that, in the past, had shaken the hearts of countless crowds of people, and had killed innumerable enemies.

That was… the sword of a Paragon! In the past, it had caused the entire Immortal World to tremble, and during the great catastrophe, it had rocked the 3,000 Lower Realms. The other two major powers in the war shook any time they heard the name…

Nine Seals Sword!

When Paragon Nine Seals perished, his sword went missing. Now, though, it suddenly appeared in the middle of the sun. Or perhaps… it wasn’t just appearing there. Perhaps…

The sun of the Mountain and Sea Realm was the manifestation of the Nine Seals Sword of the past!!

Anyone who knew anything about the history of the Mountain and Sea Realm suddenly felt their minds reeling.

“The Nine Seals Sword! Heavens! The sun is actually the materialization of the Nine Seals Sword… how could this be possible!?!?”

“Impossible! This goes contrary to everything we know about history! How could this be happening!?!?”

At the same time, a massive aura was awakening inside of the moon. Just barely, an object was becoming visible inside of it!

It was not a sword, it was… a suit of armor!

A suit of armor formed from moonbeams!!

The armor shone with glorious light that was both soft and austere. It was as if the armor had been splashed with infinite amounts of blood, as if it had seen countless battles. In the past, the name of this suit of armor had rocked the world…

Nine Seals Armor!!

Paragon Nine Seals’ two great Paragon artifacts!

All of the Nine Mountains and Seas were completely shaken!

“I just remembered a legend I heard about once….” Similar words were echoing in the minds of many of the Dao Realm experts of the Nine Mountains and Seas. It was a story that all of them had taken to be completely wild and absurd.

“According to the legend, each Mountain and Sea in the Realm will have a Mountain and Sea Lord to unify that area! But… the truth of the matter is that the there is a position of power higher than that of the Lords of the Nine Mountains and Seas! A more powerful being… the Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm!

“The Lord of the entire Mountain and Sea Realm can exterminate a Mountain and Sea with a single thought, then create another one just as easily. That person will lead the Mountain and Sea Realm back to the former glory of the Paragon Immortal Realm!

“The legend says that when the Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm finally appears, the sun and the moon will stop moving! Light will fill the entire Mountain and Sea Realm! According to the legend… the nine Xuanwu turtles will kowtow and let out a massive roar!” Many of the Dao Realm experts of the Mountain and Sea Realm were murmuring things like this. In the Fourth Mountain and Sea, Kṣitigarbha’s eyes were shining with a strange light as he looked up into the Heavens and the starry sky.

It was in that moment that, all of a sudden, a massive Xuanwu turtle rose up from within the celestial pond atop the First Mountain, just like the Xuanwu turtle had done in the Ninth Mountain and Sea. Apparently, all of the Mountains had a Xuanwu turtle like this as their nucleus.

The Xuanwu turtle opened its eyes, and it began to tremble, then let out a massive roar that filled the entire First Mountain and Sea.

That roar filled the hearts and minds of all cultivators who had been born in the First Mountain and Sea.

At almost exactly the same time, a similar roar could be heard coming from the Xuanwu turtle who sat atop the Second Mountain in the Second Mountain and Sea. Next, the same thing happened in the Third Mountain and Sea, the Fourth Mountain and Sea, and the Fifth Mountain and Sea….

Finally, the Xuanwu turtle from the Ninth Mountain and Sea joined in, and the roars combined into a unified sound that shook the entire Mountain and Sea Realm.

Countless individuals were shaken physically and mentally as the supreme Xuanwu turtles, which represented all of the Nine Mountains and Seas, suddenly rose up into the starry sky, whereupon their roars reached a fever pitch.

In the end, all of them… did something completely shocking. They turned in the same direction and bowed, as if they were offering respectful greetings to their Lord!!

The direction in which they faced, shockingly… was the Ninth Mountain and Sea!!

The entire world was shaken, and the whole Mountain and Sea Realm was filled with rumbling sounds!

As of this moment, countless Dao Realm experts were thoroughly shaken. All of them turned to look in the direction of the Ninth Mountain and Sea. As for the Dao Realm experts in the Ninth Mountain and Sea itself, they were dumbfounded.

The strangest thing of all was that no one could tell exactly which area within the Ninth Mountain and Sea the Xuanwu turtles were facing!

The roars of the nine Xuanwu turtles echoed out for a long time. The sound was archaic and icy cold, as if it was completely devoid of any emotion. It was almost as if… it were mechanical!

“The Realm Lord cometh… the Lord of all the Mountain and Sea Realm! The Nine Hexes shall be inscribed… in the moment of His return to power!”

The words spread out throughout all of the Nine Mountains and Seas, echoing into countless minds, giving rise to waves of intense shock. It was as if the entire world had been overturned. All cultivators of the Nine Mountains and Seas felt as if their minds were being struck by hundreds of thousands of lightning bolts.

“Realm Lord? The Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm?”

“What exactly is going on? What’s happening?!”

“Return? Could it be that when the Realm Lord returns, the fate of all the Nine Mountains and Seas can be controlled by just a single one of his thoughts?”

“The nine Xuanwu turtles are all facing the Ninth Mountain and Sea. Could it be… could it be that the so-called Realm Lord is in the Ninth Mountain and Sea?!?!”

Countless minds were sent spinning. On the four planets of the Ninth Mountain and Sea, in the Four Great Clans, the Five Great Holy Lands, and the Three Churches and Six Sects, all of the Chosen were astonished, and were shaking in anticipation.

All of the Dao Realm experts could see that the Xuanwu turtle in their Mountain and Sea… was looking at their own Ninth Mountain and Sea!

It was the same in the Three Great Daoist Societies!

In the Nine Seas God World, Fan Dong’er, the Demonic cultivators, the three Patriarchs, and all of the other Dao Realm cultivators, were all shocked. Of course, none of them had any idea that all of these shocking events were being caused by someone within the Nine Seas God World itself.

Also astonished were the current Mountain and Sea Lords of the Nine Mountains and Seas. All of them felt their energy surging, filling their respective Mountains and Seas with solemnity and a domineering air.

Lord Ji also appeared in the Ninth Mountain and Sea, and massive pressure radiated out from that enormous eye.

These Lords… would not be willing to easily accept someone who was placed higher than them, a Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm!

Meanwhile, in the Ruins of Immortality in the Ninth Mountain and Sea, the white-robed Paragon Sea Dream sat cross-legged in meditation. Li Ling’er sat next to her in exactly the same posture.

Suddenly, Paragon Sea Dream opened her phoenix-like eyes, and her expression flickered. A shocked expression appeared on her face, and she rose to her feet and stepped forward. When her foot landed, she was outside of the Ruins of Immortality, hovering in the starry sky, looking toward the Ninth Sea!

“Big brother Nine Seals’ Paragon blood….” she murmured. A tremor ran through her, and a look of utter disbelief could be seen on her face. After a long moment, she recovered her composure, and a strange gleam appeared in her eyes.

“The League of Demon Sealers. It’s him….”

As of this moment, countless figures throughout the Mountain and Sea Realm were making various speculations as to who it was… that would bring such momentous changes in the future, the Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm!

Some people were prepared to respectfully welcome such a person. Others prepared to kill and supplant him. Various thoughts rose up in various minds. In addition, many people left their respective Mountains and Seas to fly toward the Ninth Mountain and Sea.

Everything was thrown into chaos in a single moment. An unprecedented commotion gripped all of the Nine Mountains and Seas!

Currently, Meng Hao sat in his mountain valley, experiencing the same shock that everyone outside in the Nine Mountains and Seas was feeling. He could also hear the cry of the nine Xuanwu turtles.

He was trembling, panting, his face covered with an expression of complete disbelief.

“The League of Demon Sealers…. I can’t believe it was actually founded by Paragon Nine Seals!!” Great waves of shock crashed through Meng Hao’s heart. Never would he ever have speculated that the League of Demon Sealers… had originated with such a shocking figure!

Furthermore, he was the Ninth Generation Demon Sealer! Nine was the ultimate number, and he was the final generation of the Demon Sealers!

“I’m the Ninth Generation Demon Sealer, and this drop of blood comes from Paragon Nine Seals. He founded the League of Demon Sealers, which means… he and I are connected by destiny!” Meng Hao panted, and his mind trembled.

“The Nine Hexes shall be inscribed… in the moment of His return to power…. Nine Hexes. That means that when I possess all nine of the Demon Sealing Hexing magics, then in that moment… I will be the Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm!!” Meng Hao felt a bit dizzy. Even now, he found it… hard to believe.

However, he wasn’t struck senseless. In fact, in that moment, he was suddenly filled with a sense of impending danger!

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80 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1056” - NO SPOILERS

          1. Machine translations are incredibly faulty, obviously. They’re like 20 to 30% accurate compared to the real thing and should not be taken seriously.

    1. Sorry for hijacking this comment too.

      It just occured to me but not sure if correct, was Shui Donglui categorically called an “outsider”? I wonder how it will play out in the future.

      Just a funny thought tho:
      If MH = Lord of 9 M&S
      Patriarch Reliance = MH Turtle
      PR = Lord of all 9 M&S turtles hahahaha. Makes sense that he’s the Dao protector of Demon Sealers.

  1. So, Meng Hao’s basically going to be God of the Mountain and Sea Realms after this…that’s pretty op. Also, after 1000+ chapters I still get pumped reading this, thanks for translating.

    1. So true, even for CD the hype didn’t really return until the stuff with his soul and even then it got ‘plain’ I guess you could say until near the end. This novel is the most fun I’ve had reading any chinese novels. Though tbh i usually find it hard getting though most of them, usually slow down or drop them around the 300-400 chapter mark.
      I think when a few on this site finish I’ll resume reading them and see if I like where they go after I stopped.

      1. ISSTH also just started to get interesting only when he first became an alchemist. Before that, it was tad boring for me. Basically, I am saying that ISSTH was plain at first but good near end while CD was good at first but plain at near end.

        1. Guess its the difference between a slow start with a long thought out story that ramps all through and a quicker start with a good story that was rushed at the end.
          I personally never mind slow starts so ISSTH was great for me from start to current translation.

        2. The thing about ISStH is that it is never just a repetition of the same plot that is repeated again and again repeatedly. Meng Hao is always in different situations, in different lands, and different realms. So there’s always something for somebody to enjoy.

  2. Thanks for the chapter XD

    So… not only is Meng Hao starting a war between realms, but he is also creating a civil war as well…

    So much war in this story… battle after battle…

    And he should annihilate the Ji clan as soon as possible…

  3. I mean, was it even really a shock that he created the Demon Sealers? His name is literally Nine Seals. Seals as in Demon Sealers, and the 9th Demon Sealer is the most powerful… :/

  4. Master Deathblade, is there any picture that could accurately depict how exactly are the “Ninth Mountain and Sea”? And the other mountains?

    Because it’s terribly confusing. Is there only a sun? Only a moon? How could there be a “sea” under the planets. Where the heck is that “mountain”?

    I try to visualize something like a solar system but with all these things mixed in it’s impossible to be anything like it. There seems also to be waaaay more planets in the Ninth mountain than just 10 or so that would make a solar system….

    Any clues?

    1. What I imagine is that the 9 mountains line up in a row, every mountain has 4 planet (not sure if those planets are rotating the mountain). Between those planets are meteors. Below the planets and the meteors are the ruins of immortal, and at the bottom is the sea, all 9 seas are link together. The sun and the moon should be rotating from the 9th mountain to the 1st mountain, since on the sun event (don’t remember the name), the planet EV of 9th MS is said as the nearest planet to the sun.

    2. I imagined all the mountains to be in a circular ellipse because that is the optimal shape for orbits and Dao. Above each mountain is a sun that is orbited by the 4 planets and the moon. That makes 9 mountains, 9 suns, 9 moons, and 36 planets. Between each mountain is a sea that is on the far side of the mountain leading to the next mountain, 9 seas. The sky is also filled with traveling cultivators, immortal ruins, and fleeing turtles.

    3. I imagine the realm as a very big sphere of space, the moon and sun rotating along the outer edge opposite of each other. Strewn across the inside of this sphere are the 9 mountains and seas. Each mountain and sea is like that : a huge mountain, much bigger than a planet, with an expanse of water around the bottom (the sea). Then, far from the mountain (at least enough that you can’t see it), there are 4 planets in concentric orbits around the mountain. And even though the planets are far from the mountain they’re orbiting, other mountains are much farther still.

      Honestly I might be wrong on a few points but that’s the best I can come up with.

  5. HYYYYPPPEE!!!!!!
    Wow that chapter was hype inducing. Most of this was known already but the importance and grandeur of it all didn’t really hit me until this chapter.

    Also I wonder if he becomes the Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm by just having the nine hexes, or by fusing them as its said that he should/will. I guess this really does click as the hexes all seem to be centred around control and by having all 9 I guess he will have the ‘key’ to controlling the mountain and sea realm.

    This also explains with the 6th generation demon sealer could use the 8th hex. Its not that each hex is necessarily ‘created’ by the respective demon sealer but rather that each hex was their signature hex either re-created or inherited from the 1st gen, especially after the 3rd gen the rest probably couldn’t wield or attain all the hexes and slowly declined in power. This does make me think however that while the legend does include all 9 hexes, either the first gen DS didn’t create the 9th hex already or couldn’t fuse all of the hexes which is what will make Meng Hao the ultimate.

    Many Thanks for This Chapter DB! That read was quite the ride.

    1. Perhaps the “power” of each generation of Demon Sealer isn’t based on their cultivation, but on how many of the Demon Sealing Hexes they are able to use/invoke?

      For example, we read that the 3rd generation Demon Sealer was the most powerful, but I don’t think he had a greater cultivation base than Paragon Nine Seals, he was just able to invoke more Demon Sealing Hexes. Maybe he could invoke 8 of them, while Paragon Nine Seals could only invoke 7 – or something like that.

      So, when Lil’ Haowie is able to invoke all 9 of the Demon Sealing Hexes, he will become the most powerful Demon Sealer.

      Thanks for the chapter, DB.

      1. Uhm I dont think that’s the case. From the 8th to the 6th hex, only 1 hex wqs available per generation of Demon Sealer. Only 1hex per Demon Sealer is allowed. If all hexes were already available for the 3rd Demon Sealer then there is no point in having 9 generations.

        The clue was in the text. He was powerful because he completed his ancient Dao.

    1. It kinda sets the stage for Haowie to have to flee the 9th Mountain, imo. It’s just a guess, but he’ll probably have to go to other Mountains to find the other Demon Sealing Hexes, and leaving to avoid being killed by powerful enemies is one method of making him do that.

      And he will have to eventually go to the 4th Mountain to meet up with Xu Qing again anyway.

  6. Thanks for the chapter!

    Will this repeating what happen in south planet, first the civil war of the nine mountains then the attack of the outsiders? Though if civil war happen between 9th mountain vs 8 mountains, then the 9th MS would probably lose, except if paragon sea dream step in. Oh and that remains me, what happen to Sui Dongliu, did he saw the outsiders are coming?

  7. okay…. my heart stopped beating for about 20 mins. I think my brain already stopped functioning too…. I just write this comment after dying… so see y’all in Heaven…! (if there’s one!)

  8. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, Courtrecords, Shu, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! Wow it’s like he’s got an even bigger target painted on his back, as if being in the Echelon wasn’t enough now he’s got the inheritance to the entire Mountains and Seas Realm.

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