ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1209

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Chapter 1209: Mountains Have No Worries

A slash in the past was equally fatal in the present. A Timeshift magic like that was similar to the Time magic that Meng Hao already used, and yet it was far, far different.

One was the root, the other was the lilypad!

As Ji Dongyang faded away, Meng Hao’s body flickered as he changed course toward another teleportation portal. Because of Ji Dongyang and how he had obstructed Meng Hao’s path, he now had to waste even more time finding another teleportation portal to the Kunlun Society!

Almost as soon as he materialized out of that teleportation portal, he could see the Kunlun Society.

It was a cloud-wreathed Immortal mountain, boundless and majestic, filled with singing of birds and the fragrance of flowers. It was like a celestial paradise, and at first glance, nothing about it seemed out of the ordinary. However, on one of the mountain’s tallest peaks, thunder and lightning crashed. Further up above, black clouds seethed, seemingly incompatible with their surroundings.

As soon as he saw that mountain peak, Meng Hao also caught sight of a figure there who seemed to be offering sacrifices. Every flick of his sleeve would cause colors to flash, and rumbling booms to echo out.

He was an old man with whom Meng Hao was unfamiliar. However, at that man’s side was someone who Meng Hao knew well. It was… Pill Demon!

Meng Hao’s heart began to thump, and he instantly took to flight in the direction of that mountain peak. His arrival instantly attracted the attention of the disciples of the Kunlun Society. Furthermore, because of how he charged in, countless disciples flew out to intercept him, and numerous streams of divine sense converged on him.

“Let him come!” an ancient voice called out just as the numerous spell formations of the Kunlun Society were about to activate. It came from none other than the old man who was currently fighting back against the powerful vortex up above. Next to him was Pill Demon, who looked over at Meng Hao with mixed feelings, and sighed.

Meng Hao flew as fast as he could. In the blink of an eye, he had spanned the distance to appear in the air above the mountain peak, directly in front of Pill Demon and the old man.

As soon as he appeared, a tremor ran through his body because of what he saw on top of the mountain. It was… a jade coffin!

Numerous Kunlun Society disciples were arrayed around the coffin, their faces filled with grief. They sat there cross-legged, as if they were trying to come up with some sort of way… to resurrect the person in the coffin!

“You’re too late…” Pill Demon said in a quiet, hoarse voice. “Yesterday at dawn… her physical soul dispersed.

“I asked the Patriarch to come help re-converge the spiritual links to Chu Yuyan’s soul. Unfortunately… he was unable to re-form that which has dissipated.”

Meng Hao was shaking, and his mind roared. What Pill Demon had just said almost didn’t seem to register as he stared at the coffin, and Chu Yuyan inside. She almost seemed to be sleeping.

Even now that he was here, Meng Hao felt that all of this was too sudden. It was so sudden that he couldn’t accept it. It seemed impossible.

“How could this have happened….” he murmured. Stabs of pain filled his heart as he approached the coffin. Immediately, the surrounding Kunlun Society disciples’ eyes went wide with rage.

“Screw off! You don’t qualify to come here!”

“Are you Meng Hao? The man Junior Sister Chu could never forget about is you? You don’t deserve to be standing here!”

“Heartless, unethical people like you are prohibited from defiling the corpse of Elder Sister Chu!!”

These Kunlun Society disciples were people who had developed friendships with Chu Yuyan during her time in the Kunlun Society. Some were her Sisters, others were people who admired her. To see Meng Hao show up here when they were so heartbroken caused them to immediately vent their rage.

When the words hit Meng Hao’s ears, his heart twinged with intense pain. As he stepped forward silently, a young man burst out from the crowd to stand in front of him, eyes bloodshot. Enraged, he yelled, “Are you a man or not? You knew how Chu Yuyan felt about you. You knew, and yet you heartlessly refused her! What do you think you’re doing here now? Screw the hell off!”

The young man extended his right hand, performed an incantation gesture and pointing toward Meng Hao. A magical technique immediately materialized and shot toward Meng Hao.

His action caused other disciples to immediately make moves of their own. Meng Hao didn’t respond at all, nor did he dodge their attacks. He just kept walking forward, surrounded by booming sounds. Finally, Pill Demon shouted, “Stay your hands! Let him pass. Nobody qualifies more than him to see Yan’er!”

His voice crashed like thunder, booming out in all directions. Chu Yuyan’s fellow disciples immediately ceased attacking. Glaring at Meng Hao, they began to file past him as they returned to their places, filled with rage and grief. As they passed, all of them made various biting comments.

“Chu Yuyan waited for you for years, until she finally perished,” one woman said icily. “What a waste!”

“I’m not sure why the link to Junior Sister Chu’s soul suddenly dispersed. But I do know that when she returned recently she was seriously injured! She never fully recovered from those injuries. Don’t tell me you’re unaware of why they occurred!”

“Meng Hao, Meng Hao…. It won’t matter how famous you get in the Ninth Mountain and Sea, don’t you ever forget for all eternity that you owe this woman far, far too much.”

Their words were like razor-sharp swords against which there was no possible defense. It didn’t matter how powerful his fleshly body was, he could do nothing to prevent them from piercing deep into his heart.

His insides ached, and his face was ashen as he silently walked forward. He let the people say what they wished to say as he neared the coffin and then looked down at Chu Yuyan laying inside.

She wore a long white garment, and her countenance was beautiful. Her skin was so delicate it seemed that a breeze could shatter it. If it weren’t for the fact that she was completely devoid of any color of blood, Meng Hao might think that she actually was sleeping.

However, the aura of death on her made the difference between life and death very clear. It was like the difference between Yin and Yang, boundless and infinite.

His mind was a blank as he stared down at her. He had never imagined that a day like this would come…. Back in the Nine Seas God World, something similar had happened, but in the end, Chu Yuyan didn’t die.

Now, though… Meng Hao lifted a trembling hand and placed it on Chu Yuyan’s forehead. After sending some divine sense into her, he began to shake even harder.

“Dead….” he murmured. His heart ached as he recalled an image from the past. It was a scene in which Chu Yuyan stood next to Wang Tengfei, as if they were a celestial couple. 1

Next, he saw Chu Yuyan and himself in the volcano, after which came everything that happened in the Violet Fate Sect. Later, they saw each other again in the Southern Domain, when he and Xu Qing got married. Chu Yuyan had been there, a complex expression in her eyes. Although she wore a smile on her face, that smile only hid her silent weeping.

All of those were memories that he would keep in his mind forever.

Proud. That was Chu Yuyan. When she realized that Meng Hao hadn’t picked her, she chose to leave. She thought that she could forget, but later, when she looked back at everything that had occurred, she had realized something.

You can choose not to fall in love with me. But I… have only two choices: fall in love with you, or fall in love with you harder.

That was why, when she saw Meng Hao again in the Ninth Sea, she was actually very happy and content. No matter how she seemed on the surface, in her heart, those were wonderful times. Back then, she had wished that things could go on like they had for a bit longer. She hadn’t hoped for an eternity, only that time would slow down for just a little bit.

Therefore, when she saw Meng Hao fighting so hard in the Windswept Realm, when she heard his unyielding roar, she didn’t hesitate or even think about what to do. In a moment which wasn’t appropriate for her to make her breakthrough, she… risked her own cultivation base and even… risked the chance of being seriously injured.

At that time, she didn’t consider what consequences there might be, she only considered… how to help Meng Hao.

And so she did what she did, even though Meng Hao hadn’t spared her a second glance at the time…

“What a dummy…. Perhaps the reason he loves Xu Qing is because she’s a dummy too….” That was what Chu Yuyan thought to herself as she sighed and stepped into the vortex after the events in the Windswept Realm.

Meng Hao’s face grew more and more pale as he thought about everything. Chu Yuyan’s smile seemed to occupy all of his memories about her, and all of a sudden, Meng Hao felt as if his heart… were cracking open.

Everything that she had done caused deep regret to well up from deep inside of him…. It was a regret so profound that it ensured he would never be able to forget this woman, not for the rest of his life.

“How could this have happened…?” he murmured, coughing up some blood.

It was at this point that a cold, enraged voice echoed out like thunder from up above.

“Meng Hao, she chose you, so I wished you well…. I hoped that she would be happy and blessed….

“But how could you be so callous, so heartless!?

“If you didn’t love her, why did you have to encourage her? If you didn’t choose her, why give her hope…? Why… did you have to steal her away from me!?!?

“MENG HAO!!” The voice was filled with endless fury, fury mixed with grief. As it descended from the sky, an enormous figure appeared up above. He had stars on his forehead, and it was none other than… the man who had awoken the bloodline of the Gods… Wang Tengfei!!

He roared furiously, causing colors to flash in the sky as he shot down like a meteor, heading directly toward Meng Hao. As he did, he clenched his hand into a fist which he struck out at Meng Hao’s chest. Meng Hao didn’t fight back as Wang Tengfei’s thunderous voice slammed into his ears.

Blood sprayed from Meng Hao’s mouth, and his face became even whiter. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any feelings for Chu Yuyan. However, between her and Xu Qing, he cared for Xu Qing more.

That didn’t mean that he wanted to treat Chu Yuyan coldly. Deep in his heart, he wanted her to be happy. He even wished that she could somehow forget about him, and find her own path to happiness.

It was something he had never really taken the time to think about before, about whether or not… he had been selfish. But now, looking down at Chu Yuyan’s corpse, hearing Wang Tengfei rage, Meng Hao’s heart tore apart. Within that pain, he finally realized that he truly had been selfish.

His voice nothing more than a murmur, he said, “Mountains have no worries, ’til hit with snowy flurries; waters feel no woe, ’til the winds do gust and blow….2

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  1. Can you believe that it was in Chapter 35 that Chu Yuyan came to take Wang Tengfei away from the Reliance Sect?
  2. Here’s an alternate translation of the poem: The mountains have not a care, yet the snows whiten their hair; water feels not the world’s woe, yet its face wrinkles when winds blow


158 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1209” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. “There’s a reason I chose to do a double release for these. When you see why, you may have mixed emotions.”

      What do you mean? I can’t feel anything other than sadness! (T.T)

  1. thanks for the chapter^^
    When exactly did meng hao take her away? She left him, cause he acted like an a-hole.
    How much more should he have done to show chu yuyan that he doesn´t love her? He maaried the love of his life right in front of her, what else is there that says stronger that he doesn´t have erotic feelings for her?

    1. I am so sad right now…. Er Gen is heartless.
      I know xu Qing is important. She’s the start of his whole cultivating life.. But chu yuyan had been there for almost just as long.. Befor he was a true alchemist she reluctantly helped him with his perfect foundation! she was there for so much…

  2. Ugh… This chapter. Is Meng Hao’s regret Ergen’s way of implying that he regrets pointlessly stringing Chu Yuyan along and having her suffer constantly, to the point he finally realized he had nothing more to take from her other than her life, for dramatic effect? The whole chapter just feels like a farce to me. I mean, “It was something he had never really taken the time to think about before, about whether or not… he had been selfish.” Yeah, you didn’t even think to follow up on her after she broke her Door of Immorality to help you, and just let her go through the teleportation portal without saying anything, and you just now realized you were maybe a bit callous? Nah, it’s fine, Meng Hao’s true love is Xu Qing, therefore he isn’t allowed to speak anything than rejections and apologies to Chu Yuyan… according to Ergen logic up until this chapter. Although actually, maybe the weirdest part of this chapter is near the end where Wang Tengfei is implied to have deep feelings for Chu Yuyan… In any case, thanks to Deathblade and the team as always for their great work.

    1. On another note: someone on Reddit said, “I predict a Romeo and Juliet, she drinks poison that makes her seem dead.” I suddenly had a vision of Chu Yuyan waiting until Meng Hao passionately yells out that he wishes he had married her after all, then opening her eyes and saying, “Psyche! Let’s get married!” Somehow, just thinking about that silly possibility comforted me…

    2. Ikr, i feel this whole thing b/w meng hao and CYY wasn’t handled properly at all. And i laugh at the people who are mad at him for rejecting her. Just because a girl confessed to him, he should accept it? He loves XQ much more and he’s not the type to have a harem so why should be accept her feelings. I really don’t feel emotional at all unlike when his foster father died.

      1. Where’d you get the idea that there was love in their arranged marriage? Wang Tengfei was just an arrogant jerk for most of book 1 and 2 of ISSTH, and nobody thought he deserved Chu Yuyan.

        Your question makes about as much sense to me as if Meng Hao was revealed to have romantic feelings for Han Bei next chapter and I then asked you, “Why is it weird for a man to have feelings for a beautiful woman?” It’s not weird, it’s just a bit of a retcon.

  3. hmm. how is it his fault? There have been countless of people that died while he lived on to the stage of immortal.
    Is it just coincidence that his flame of time dao has been reignited now that he has the biggest need to move in time?

  4. Chu Yuyan was trash,. I hate her character. Also, why would these idiots attack Meng Hao? He should’ve killed them all. This is such bullshit.

  5. Ughhhhh this chapter hit me right in the feels!! I really hope there is a way to reincarnate her too, it would be too sad if she experienced a true death… And if someone attacked her or something MH will make sure they die a horrible death. Poor girl did deserve better though, MH was selfish, even Xu Qing told him to love CY, he could have had them both and all would’ve been well. If he too CY I do not believe that she would’ve minded sharing him and even if she did, XQ was “dead” for so long, they could’ve developed love then. Ahhhh MH is a dense idiot.

  6. I’m almost certain he’ll revive her in the future, considering his deal with Chumen Tai was a foreshadow to that, I’m just not sure if it’ll be now or later on.
    …Still sad about it though :'(

    Thanks for the chapter!

  7. No way… I refuse to believe that this is the end of Chu Yuyan! Her soul only dispersed, it wasn’t destroyed! Maybe Meng Hao can find her at the Fourth Mountain, too.
    Thanks for the chapter…

  8. Thanks for the chapter!

    Thanks to the author for making me feel heartbroken.
    I prefer CYY rather than XQ since we actually get to see a lot more emotion with the former. Whereas with XQ, she’s, imo, just like a sack of potatoes. Yeah she sacrificed a lot for MH too when she died that one time but let’s not compare who did the most.
    I think MH’s heart is just like a first come first served thing. Even CYY accepted that, others can just go suck an egg.

  9. This is the one thing I kind of dislike about these immortal stories. The kind of lesson he just learned is so late, the kind of understanding he just became enlightened of as far as realizing how his personality of bullying others and being selfish and ignoring the feelings of others and how those actions cause real damage to people….

    He is just now realizing all this? He has been alive for HUNDREDS of years now, and although he only had 1 relationship, but what about back in the violet fate sect when he went through that hallucination where he lived an entire life and got pill demon as a master at the end? That hallucination was an entire life where he even had a relationship there too! And you’re telling me with all these lifetimes of experience he is only at the maturity level of a typical 25 year old in our culture? Ridiculous!

  10. Thanks for the chapter.

    His newly acquired Daoist magic will definitely make a comeback (*cough* turnback) next chapter. It’s waaaaay too much of a coincidence.

  11. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, Courtrecords, Shu, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! The Ji Clan has something to do with this. I refuse to believe otherwise. And how was Meng Hao supposed to know something like this could happen under the Lord of the Fourth Mountain’s watch? I’m so sad she died before they could be reunited.

  12. Thats what happen when you a tard. She was obviously injured in the windstep but he didnt even checked her conditions, only caring about his fcking money. I hate meng hao for that. Deserves all the shit people say now.
    However Tangfei was a big bastard back then, he doesnt even have the right to speak.
    Guess it will give him some kind of enlightment about his past regret, and then maybe revive her (??!!??). I hope so, she deserves better

  13. “Mountains have no worries, ’til hit with snowy flurries; waters feel no woe, ’til the winds do gust and blow….”

    If this doesn’t have something to do with the Ninth Hex, then I’m gonna quit reading one of my novels.

  14. Boring “lover’s quarrel” kind of chapters, especially boring since it’s not Meng Hao’s fault, we all make our own decisions in life, always find it retarded when writers add some made-up guilt-trip.

  15. Wow so according to the author, you can’t refuse a girl if she has genuine feelings for you, even more if she is a beauty…
    Does it work the other way around? Shall I just fall in love with celebs, stars and idols expecting them to automatically accept me ? BullSH#IT

  16. This is the worst chapter of ISSTH. Just because someone loved Meng, he has to reciprocate too. Ergen disappointed me by forcing Chu Yuyan on him. He never had feelings for Chu as a lover but only as a good friend. He never encouraged her, it’s her who thinks the world revolves around her and wants him to choose her over others. Meng should be more guilty towards Song Jia than Chu. After reading this chapter and some comments it could be infer that if someone has feelings for you than you should accept them even if you don’t feel the same, then Chu should accept all her admirers. What a bullshit!.

    1. right? I mean she loved him… so . f****ng . what . you can’t force someone to love you back no matter how much you might want it. it’s her problem for not getting over it and settling on something more real.

  17. I’m sorry…i really hate this chapter and the fact that meng hao’s is made to remember about chu yu yan all the time though he has vow to love xu qing, really tick me off. I don’t understand meng hao too..why haven’t he go and meet xu qing if she really love her? Is this going to be assimilation of xu qing fate or what?
    I also don’t understand why should he be blame when he say he didn’t love chu yu yan. Should he accept everyone that love him?
    Feeling of guilty is fine but the way people seems to regard chu yu yan as some sort of goddess is irritating to death. So, what about li ling er and song jia?
    Chu yu yan chose her own path but these 2 woman has no path to chose except just going forward. They are more pitiful but why they seems fine? Because they are stronger. I hate clinging women. Why wallow in self-destruction when love is rejected? She chose to live in destruction…

  18. HAHA! Finally, someone said it! Yeah, screw Meng Hao! He knew full well that Chu Yuyan sacrificed herself because of him and then just forgot about it.

    > even though Meng Hao hadn’t spared her a second glance at the time
    Worst MC. Drop dead, Meng Hao.

  19. Naah, not really tragic. We all know she’s going to come back later on since she sacrificed so much for the mc and the author puts so much weight on her. Maybe she’ll even get to be together with the mc in some way, though xu qing will, sadly, stay as the “main wife”…

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