ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1211

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Chapter 1211: Immortal Ancient Builds a Bridge Leaving the Ninth Mountain!


Actually, that vortex had not truly been created by Paragon Sea Dream. It had long existed within the Mountain and Sea Realm, a teleportation path that, theoretically speaking, could be opened by anyone in the Dao Realm. The caveat was… that the price to open it was staggering.

In fact, only Paragons could arbitrarily pay such a price. Even if an ordinary Dao Realm cultivator were to overdraw on their cultivation base, they would not be able to open that ancient teleportation path.

Therefore, most of the time the path was safe. For example, when Meng Hao and all the others used it, nothing untoward happened. However, the path was not under the protection of one of Paragon Sea Dream’s magical techniques, it was merely a teleportation path. Therefore… accidents could happen.

Also, certain accidents could occur which not even Paragon Sea Dream would be aware of.

Originally, nothing bad should have happened to Chu Yuyan. Although her soul was in a state where it could be split, as long as she returned to the Ninth Mountain and Sea and spent enough time recuperating, she would return to normal.

Unfortunately… during the process of her teleportation, someone unleashed a soul gathering magic!

Although many cultivators could use such techniques, all of them were different, leading to different results. Some could affect an area only 3,000 meters wide. Others… could actually cover an entire Realm!

Its purpose was to find departed souls and collect them together, where they could then be used by certain cultivators to craft magical items.

In the second vision, Meng Hao saw a huge land mass and a sect. That sect was built into a black cliff, upon which were written three huge characters.

Blacksoul Society!

Meng Hao saw countless souls there, converged into a massive river that flowed toward the black cliff, and an incense burner into which the souls were being absorbed.

A cultivator sat cross-legged next to the incense burner. He looked middle-aged, but had a pale face. His expression was arrogant, and from the fluctuations of his cultivation base, it was possible to tell that, shockingly… he was a 2-Essences Dao Realm expert.

As Meng Hao looked on, he caught sight of one particular soul among the others which was… Chu Yuyan!

The key to it all was not the Dao Realm cultivator, but rather, that incense burner; that was how Chu Yuyan’s soul had been extracted from the teleportation tunnel.

The incense burner was surrounded by thousands of other cross-legged disciples of this sect. When they waved their arms, black bottle gourds would fly out of their bags of holding, which would then belch forth innumerable souls.

Unexpectedly, most of those souls… belonged to mortals!

Miserable screams then rang out as the souls were refined by the cultivators. Slaughtering mortals was something absolutely forbidden within the Mountain and Sea Realm, something that most people would condemn!

After all, the mortal world was the foundation of everything. If cultivators were allowed to wantonly massacre the mortals which made up their foundation, then the Mountain and Sea Realm would eventually collapse.

In fact, the laws of the Mountain and Sea Realm expressly forbade such a thing. If something like that happened, Heavenly punishment would be rained down. And yet, there was no Heavenly punishment being inflicted on this Blacksoul Society!

The vision shattered into pieces, and everything was over. Killing intent flickered in Meng Hao’s eyes, transforming into a tempest as he rose to his feet.

“The Blacksoul Society of the Eighth Mountain and Sea!” he thought. “So the laws of the Mountain and Sea Realm do not send Heavenly punishment your way. Regardless of the reason, I… will become your Heavenly punishment!” His eyes glowed coldly, both from what had happened to Chu Yuyan, and also what the Blacksoul Society was doing to the souls of mortals. Such brutality was something that Meng Hao could not accept.

Even death could not wipe out the vileness of such crimes!

A murderous aura exploded out from him, causing all of the cultivators around him to tremble. Even the Dao Realm Patriarchs of the Kunlun Society looked on with serious expressions.

None of them had any idea why such a murderous aura had suddenly sprung up from Meng Hao.

He took a deep breath, causing the murderous aura to fade away, then gazed down at Chu Yuyan. As he looked at her, he could tell that the spiritual energy of Mount Kunlun had been gathered in the coffin, ensuring that Chu Yuyan’s fleshly body would not be destroyed.

The spiritual energy of the Kunlun Society was different from that of elsewhere. It was abundant in life force, and had existed in this place for a very long time. It inherently caused life force to flourish, and would significantly reduce the decay rate of the flesh itself.

The coffin itself was also a treasured item that was in harmony with the Kunlun Society, and would further slow the process of decay. However, if it left the Kunlun Society, that could harm Chu Yuyan.

Meng Hao was well-aware that he could not take her corpse away. It wasn’t that he was fundamentally incapable of doing so, rather, it would be best for Chu Yuyan to stay here.

Eyes flashing with determination, he extended his right hand and rested it on the coffin, silently unleashing numerous magical techniques to seal it. Glittering marks appeared all over its surface, imbuing it not just with Meng Hao’s aura, but more importantly… the will of the future Lord of the Mountain and Sea Realm.

That would ensure that Chu Yuyan’s corpse would not be defiled.

At the same time, Meng Hao waved his sleeve, causing a huge amount of Immortal jade to fly out and pile up around and over the coffin, forming a mountainous grave mound!

The grave mound of Immortal jade left Chu Yuyan completely protected. Coupled with the unique aura of the Kunlun Society, it would ensure that she remained preserved for quite some time.

Having done all this, Meng Hao waved his hand again, causing… an equally towering mountain of Immortal jade to pile up next to the first pile!

Clasping hands, he turned toward the Kunlun Society’s Dao Realm Patriarch and bowed deeply. “Kunlun Society, I hope it will not be too much of an inconvenience to ensure that Chu Yuyan’s body remains preserved. Please take this mountain of Immortal jade as a token of my deep thanks!”

The ancient old man looked at the mountain of Immortal jade. Even he was moved by the sight of so much wealth. Actually, as far as the old man was concerned, Chu Yuyan was a disciple of the Kunlun Society, and it wouldn’t have consumed much of the Kunlun Society’s spiritual energy to keep her body preserved in the first place.

Now, with all this Immortal jade added in as compensation….

The old man looked back somberly at Meng Hao and nodded. Then he said, “Young friend Meng Hao, please set your mind at ease. You have my word that as long as I live in this world, this place will be a restricted area in the Kunlun Society. Nobody will be able to step half a pace into it without Pill Demon’s express permission!”

Meng Hao once again bowed deeply to the ancient man. He knew well what was expected in return for this promise.

“Many thanks,” he said quietly. “I… owe the Kunlun Society a great favor!” Meng Hao rarely owed other people. But now, for the sake of the safety of Chu Yuyan’s corpse, he was willing to do just that.

“Well then, young friend Meng Hao… did you find Chu Yuyan’s spiritual soul?” The old man smiled in response to Meng Hao’s words. In fact, to him the most important aspect of the whole exchange was to sow the seeds of a good relationship with Meng Hao.

“I did,” Meng Hao replied, eyes shining coldly.

“Where is it?” the old man asked.

“The Eighth Mountain. Senior, I have some matters to attend to, so I’ll take my leave. I will do everything I can to bring Chu Yuyan’s soul back as quickly as possible!” He looked over at the grave mound of Immortal jade, then turned and left.

He knew that he owed far, far too much to Chu Yuyan. So much so, in fact, that he could never pay her back….

His journeys through the Ninth Mountain and Sea were now at an end. He was not in the mood to think about where his next destination was, nor did he need to. Filled with the desire to slaughter the Blacksoul Society of the Eighth Mountain, he turned, transforming into a beam of light that shot out of the Kunlun Society.

His heart was torn to pieces, and his mood was foul as he headed directly toward the Ninth Mountain!!

The Ninth Mountain was the home of the Ji Clan, but was also… the home of the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite!

His plan to leave the Ninth Mountain and Sea had originally involved flying alone through the starry sky. But now, time was too short. Xu Qing was currently healthy and safe in the Fourth Mountain, and could wait for him. Unfortunately… Chu Yuyan’s soul could be refined at any moment at the hands of a cultivator of the Blacksoul Society….

When he thought about that, Meng Hao’s heart ached even more, and the killing intent in his eyes grew more explosive….

As he shot off into the distance, he murmured, “Mountains have no worries, ’til hit with snowy flurries; waters feel no woe, ’til the winds do gust and blow….”

The peak of the Ninth Mountain was occupied by the Ji Clan. Further down from them was the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite. Apparently, the Dao Realm Patriarchs of the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite had long since predicted the fact that he was coming, even down to his exact time of arrival. By the time he arrived, all of the cultivators of the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite were seated cross-legged in a public square, chanting scriptures.

A huge cauldron was located in the middle of all of them, fully 300 meters tall, filled with swirling streams of smoke that formed the character ‘Immortal’.

The character was faintly visible, radiating a feeling of ancientness that made it seem as if it had been transported from ancient times into the modern era.

Closest to the cauldron were five old men, all of whom were in the Dao Realm. The centermost of that group had white hair, and was the very Patriarch who had paid such close attention to Meng Hao during the trial by fire so many years ago. 1

He was also the one who had calculated… that Meng Hao would eventually join the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite. He had already prepared the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite grand spell formation, to help Meng Hao… open the path to the Eighth Mountain!

“I know why you’ve come….” he said.

“The Immortal Ancient will build a bridge connecting from here to the Eighth Mountain. Walk across that bridge… to pierce through the void, traverse the starry sky, and on the other side… will be the Eighth Mountain.

“I hope that your trip there… goes smoothly.” When he finished speaking, he waved his right index finger toward the huge cauldron. Instantly, the other Dao Realm experts performed incantation gestures and pointed at the cauldron as well. The chanting of scriptures from the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite disciples grew louder, echoing about in all directions, transforming into a strange power that shook the entire Ninth Mountain. It was almost as if there were some massive power within the Ninth Mountain itself that was complying with the cauldron….

To explode out!

To become a bridge!

It was a bridge that pierced through the void, a majestic vortex which connected the Eighth Mountain and the Ninth Mountain through the barrier that separated them. It was a majestic bridge, shining with boundless, scintillating light.

Meng Hao took a deep breath, then bowed deeply to everyone in the Immortal Ancient Daoist Rite. He was very appreciative of what they were doing, and even felt deep affection that caused him to hold the bow for several breaths of time. Then he looked up and stepped forward onto the bridge!

He followed the bridge up into the vortex in the starry sky, which he entered, taking him… far, far away!

This was… Immortal Ancient building a bridge!

To leave the Ninth Mountain!

Chapter 1211: Immortal Ancient Builds a Bridge Leaving the Ninth Mountain!

End of Book 7: Immortal Ancient Builds a Bridge Leaving the Ninth Mountain!

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  1. The Patriarch mentioned here popped up several times during the trial by fire in the Ruins of Immortality. Two key parts were in chapters 852 and 854

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76 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 7 – Chapter 1211” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. First time being first!!!! salamat DB and team!!. Mmmm I bet there is someone more powerful behind the 2-Essences Dao Realm expert from the Blacksoul Society.

      1. Yeah, but they are doing illegal stuff there, so all MH has to do is to break whathever is hiding their deeds from the heavens and they are screwed, and worst case scenario, MH can always make the Bow take care of everything.

    1. How do people like her? For me, I absolutely hate her character. I just dislike any female character who chooses to leach on the MC despite the constant rejection like respect yourself and stop being a third wheel. #Stillwaitingforabadassfemalecharacterinthewuxiagenre

      1. #Stillwaitingforabadassfemalecharacterinthewuxiagenre

        Try Xun Er (I think that’s her name) from BTTH. She’s quiet and reserved most of the time, but heavens have mercy on anyone who’s ass she decides to kick. Frequently known to be more powerful than the MC.

      2. But she didn’t leach off him. She just loved him, and had actual feelings for him.

        She wasn’t even an actual 3rd wheel. She didn’t try to get near him, but was kidnapped and forced…

      3. So your definition of respecting yourself is to give up on the one thing you deem the most precious? I don’t know dude, seems like some loser’s excuse for giving up, this definition of “respecting yourself”.

        1. No, respecting yourself is accepting that the “thing” you deem most precious told you he’s not into you, married someone else and gave you an invite. On top of that, he has multiple times declared he will never take another wife. She needs to suck it up, drink some vodka and let him go. She is known to have her pride yet here she is forever second best to Xu Qing. My gosh, she barely interacted with him. This should not be hard for her like girl, flip your hair and walk away. I’m a female and she is freaking sad to watch. Let her die even, at least then she’ll be liberated from being a forever third wheel.

          1. But what has she done that’s so offensive?

            He said he wasn’t interested. She accepted that and walked away, to go do alchemy and cultivate. She might still be in love with him, but, hey, if she wants to keep that in her heart, that’s her right.

            It’s not like she chased him down or imposed on him; she was kidnapped by someone from *his* world, trying to hurt *him*. It wasn’t like she showed up on Nine Gods World out of her own volition.

  1. When MH was in the past world, where he met his “father”, he obtained the right to try out for lord li challenge or something like that. do i remember correct? what happened to that?

    1. He tried to do it, but his stepbrother didn’t let him enter the anciend demon sect because of Ji Tian’s little trick, because now they both have too much Karma with that bastard, so it would probably draw too much attention for it to gather in one place….. So until Ji Tian isn’t dead he probably can’t go to the old Fang and Ji clan ancient lands.

      but the things he needs are on top of patriarch Reliance so he isn’t missing much. probably

    2. It’s on his todo list. We know that Li’s legacy is on the turtle Reliance. A part of my brain wants to say he was last seen in the 8th mountain, but I could be wrong. He’s definitely not in the 9th anymore.

  2. Ugh, the greatest disservice is not letting her die. Unlike most people, I absolutely loathe CY’s character. I just don’t see what the point of her is and I could tolerate it if like Xu Qing, she was just some side dish that was occasionally mentioned, but to actually bring her into the plot is where my patience ends. I’ve already dropped this and somehow came back because I’m bored at work, but If CY lives I’m pretty much done. I mean, I can tolerate MH’s earth shaking, record breaking, power up, but oh no even more power up, but oh no, even more hair standing, tit raising, coughing blood up, power ups. However, the reason I have liked Xu Qing is that when she is mentioned, at least, there is some plot progression and she has contributed to some of the most heart breaking scenes in this. Can this silly love triangle die and can MH just let CY go. You can’t ditch her, break her heart and then keep coming back for her. Ridiculous.

  3. So excited for the next book, so excited to see the eight m&s. Is it just me or is the next arc kinda similar to the burning incense arc, oooh maybe…just maybe Han Bei would be there also 😀 so excited to meet the Meng clan. Also aren’t the Han clan time cultivators? I have always wondered how a lot of important things ended up in the 9th m&s, like the copper mirror, or meat jelly, or the lightning cauldron or that place where Han Bei and Meng Hao retrieved the time magic jade slip from Han Bei’s ancestor. Or even how the ancient bloodlines seemed to have a connection to that place. Anyway so excited.

  4. Meng Hao! I, Ocean also rarely owed anyone but I owed you a favor if you succeed on this mission. Please successfully save her and marry her.

    Btw, I know its kinda silly to adk but I thought that I’ve understood it. But these several chapter actually confused me on the real number of planet and the location of the planet according to the mountain and sea.

    Before Meng Hao go to the Ninth Sea God something, he was at the Planet East Victory right? Which is not on the Ninth Mountain and Sea and so did Planet South Heaven. And by several chapter that kept on saying about Meng Hao plans on leaving the Ninth Mountain while he’d already traveled to a lot of planet.

    Does these mean that some planet are not located by the number of mountain? Like say, the Planet East Victory isn’t it the sixth planet? Which mountain does it located?

    1. Planet East Victory and Planet South Haven(Heaven?) as well as the other 2 planets he visited recently are revolving around the stupidly huge 9th mountain. This realm is made up of 9 mountains with 4 planets revolving around each plus a vast sea each.

      He’s taken a couple minor trips sorta out of the 9th mountain such as when he went to the planet that escaped this realm to maybe become the 34th heaven.

      This is his first time leaving the 9th mountain & sea to go to a different mountain & sea.

    2. The planets orbits around the Ninth Mountain. And there are only 4 planets in the ninth mountain, I can’t remember right now if the number is the same for all mountains.

      Think of it like 3 rings one inside the other. Planets – > Sea -> Mountain.

      They’re like solar systems with each mountain being the “sun” of the system.

  5. If it is so hard to enter other mountain can any one explain to me how did that girl which MH met in Immortal Ruins collecting plants (epic chapter where they tricked beetles) do that iirc she was one extinguished soul lamp. (it was told she came form 8th mountain)
    Probably forgotten.

    1. There is some question as to whether the Immortal Ruins extend across the various mountains(I think they do). If they do, then she simply entered by her home mountain.

    2. Ikr, and there also the go girl from first mountain and the echelon from 7th mountain that become 1st mountain echelon’s man. Hope there are some explanations in the next chapter.

  6. Still a bit sad that “Mountains have no worries, ’til hit with snowy flurries; waters feel no woe, ’til the winds do gust and blow….” is getting used instead of the other translation, it’s just excessively vague and lacking in meaning at what is meant to be a poignant moment,

    That said, men’s hao, next time you see someone with an incense burner, just kill em, not worth the risk, this, and the black sieve sect from back in the day, even that guy from the burning incense sect in the paragon trials wasn’t all the helpful ^^

    Thanks for the chapter

  7. Thanks for the chapter DB!
    And who ever guess that the book 7’s title is as simple as that, while the book 8’s title certainly contain sp*i ler ?

    Anyway many secrets are revealed in the book 7, the origin of M&S, the origin of DS League, Paragon 9 Seals, rebel of 3000 realms, 33 heavens, origin of the copper mirror, meat jelly origin, allheaven clan, the echelons, 9 butterflies & 9 suns, and there also the Slaughter and the giant in the ninth sea. Also so many many power ups, some promises and debt are also being fulfilled/collected. We see Menghao’s friend are being developed. And don’t forget the parot little seafood dish and meat jelly can count to four?. Now let’s see what the book 8 will be like ?

  8. Wait…. but…. what does he owe her???

    I get shipping her… but… what does he actually owe her???

    They barely met and almost none with positive impact….

    Thanks for the chapter XD

      1. That door summoning is a life defining moment.
        She risked everything she had to make sure he wasn’t destroyed.
        How do you thank someone for essentially giving up their life to save yours?

  9. So Chu Yuan came out of a portal, lost her soul and they knew for many months that she was dying, with no way to save her. And yet they decided to notice Meng Hao at the last minute, when she had only a few days left to live. Not considering that he may not make it on time, and surprise: he didn’t.
    Also the concept of a body living and having consciousness without a soul is pretty weird.

  10. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, Courtrecords, Shu., JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! Given how angry Meng Hao is this time around I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eighth Mountain and Sea loses the chunk of landmass upon which the Blacksoul Society used to sit.

  11. I still don’t get why Meng Hao never went to Ancient Immortal Rite long ago. I mean, he owes his extra meridians, and the entire reason why he could corroborate his Dao on his own, to the Ancient Immortal Rite.

    He knows that they have a profound understanding of immortality, and he also knows he made incredible gains just from going through the trials by fire in the Nine Seas God World. I could see him, maybe, bypassing the Sword-focused sect, but it seems blindingly obvious that going to the Ancient Immortal Rite would be a good idea.

  12. I…feel a sense of sadness here, almost like this gives a sense of the loneliness of his path.

    Also, I like the more literal translation of the ‘mountains have no worries’ poem more than the one you decided to use. The one you had in the footnotes of 1209 just felt like it had a lot more impact, and it also worked better with this series. We’ve encountered things like it several times now, and having it be a layer deeper made it sound more in line with what we’ve been through.

  13. Did anyone else notice that Su Yan, the 7 steps girl as well as the seafood crew, are still trapped inside Meng Hao’s bag of holding?

    Has the author totally forgotten them?

  14. i become more and more hate chu yuyan, i’m not sure chu yuyan or ErGen but this chu yuyan matter is too illogical, chimerical, absurd, incredible, unreasonable, preposterous only give meng hao more havoc, disaster, catastrophe, calamity, doom, misfortune, cancer, prang

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