ISSTH – Book 9 – Chapter 1511

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Chapter 1511: I’m Meng Hao!!

The Blue Sea Sect wasn’t exterminated. Even as Meng Hao stood there silently, grief filling his eyes, his heart trembling, a will spread out that caused all the bitterly fighting cultivators to suddenly drop to their knees.

It was the will of Allheaven, which became a radiant, seven-colored light that filled the starry sky.

It wasn’t just in the location of the Blue Sea Sect; it actually spread out to cover all of the Hundred Sects in the Vast Expanse Cosmos….

“Oh ye people of mine….” It was an ancient voice that filled the minds of all cultivators in the Vast Expanse Cosmos, and told them that from this moment on, slaughter was not permitted.

The dispute was over. And that was because… the identity of the ninety-ninth generation Son of Allheaven was soon to be announced.

The majestic will told all people and all sects that in a mere half-year, the trial by fire to win the title of Son of Allheaven would begin, a grand battle royale. In the end, only one person… would be named the ninety-ninth generation Son of Allheaven.

That person would receive the blessing of Allheaven, and would represent Allheaven to step into the Vast Expanse Arcane Pocket Realm and accomplish a very special mission….

The voice faded away, and the light became countless motes that rained down onto the Hundred Sects of the Vast Expanse Cosmos. Any location with cultivators experienced that rain of light.

They were Allheaven seeds, and any cultivator who wished to participate in the trial by fire to become the Son of Allheaven needed to absorb one of them in order to qualify.

The disciples from the allied sects withdrew. None of them dared to countermand the orders of Allheaven. Not a single one hesitated for even a moment.

Thus, the war ended.

Silence replaced the bitterness in the Blue Sea Sect. It was almost as if everyone forgot about the bloody, bitter battle which had just been raging. All of the remaining disciples and Elders of the sect gathered together. With the exception of the very old, everyone was given an Allheaven seed.

One of them was delivered to Meng Hao by Chen Fan.

“Still confused I see,” Chen Fan said bitterly. “You don’t care how many people died in your sect, do you? Even your own son…. I thought you said none of this was real, and that only what you experienced in the Vast Expanse Arcane Pocket Realm was real.” Various emotions could be heard in his voice.

“Well, absorb this seed. Once you become the Son of Allheaven, you can go back into the Vast Expanse Arcane Pocket Realm. Then you can see for yourself what is real and what is not!” Chen Fan placed the Allheaven seed in front of Meng Hao, then stood there, waiting for Meng Hao to absorb it. Everyone else looked on with varied expressions. Some had hatred in their eyes, some seemed torn. All seemed to rue the war which had been sparked by Meng Hao.

Meng Hao looked at the Allheaven seed, and shivered. His wife was off in the distance, holding their dead son. She was giggling madly, seemingly in a daze.

Meng Hao stood there silently. He picked up the seed and examined it. It wriggled. Just as Chen Fan had said, by absorbing this seed, Meng Hao could become the Son of Allheaven. He could go back into the Vast Expanse Arcane Pocket Realm.

And yet, the current flowing into him from the copper mirror continued to grow hotter. It seemed to have reached a critical juncture, as if it were about to fuse with him. The indistinct voice he could hear was growing clearer by the moment.

His vision swam, and he suddenly saw a different version of himself. He saw himself sitting there cross-legged in the Blue Sea Sect. He saw himself absorb the seed and participate in the fight to become the Son of Allheaven. He took first place, and was named the Son of Allheaven.

That different version of himself offered formal greetings to Allheaven. The will of Allheaven filled his body, causing the seed to grow. It soon filled him through and through, after which he entered the Vast Expanse Arcane Pocket Realm.

As soon as he entered, he saw a beautiful woman. As soon as she caught sight of him, she smiled.

“Like I said, once you returned, you would be the Son of Allheaven.”

A tremor ran through Meng Hao. The dream suddenly ended, shattering to pieces. He opened his eyes, and everything became clear. The seed was still laying there on his palm. Even as he looked at it, it began to melt, as if it were about to bore into his flesh.

The heat from the copper mirror grew hotter than it ever had. It filled Meng Hao’s body, whereupon a bronze lamp appeared. Apparently, it had always been there, somehow concealed from Meng Hao’s perception. Now that it was visible, it began to shine brightly, sending out light that prevented anything from entering him.

As the light filled him, the confusion in his eyes faded away. His mind filled with crackling sounds. He thought about Ke Yunhai, and he thought about how Fatty and all the others had died. He thought about how his son had been killed, along with so many other fellow sect members.

But then, those memories became somewhat indistinct. At the same time, it was as if a veil had been ripped from his mind. Memories of the starry sky of the Vast Expanse, and the Mountain and Sea Realm, flooded into his mind. The voice which had been calling out to him so indistinctly was now as clear as crystal.

That voice was his own, and it was speaking four simple words!

“I am Meng Hao,” he murmured. He looked at Chen Fan, and his eyes clear, lacking any confusion whatsoever. Sighing, he rose to his feet. “Elder Brother Chen Fan, I am no longer confused.”

He looked over at his wife, his gaze warm.

Chen Fan seemed more torn than ever, as though he were sighing inwardly. Meng Hao’s wife shivered in response to his words. Tears streaming down her face, she rushed over and embraced him.

“There there, everything’s fine….” Meng Hao said softly. More tears flowed as she held him tightly, as if she feared that loosening her grip would cause him to leave forever.

Meng Hao’s eyes were bloodshot, but he seemed completely calm as he looked down at his wife.

No one knew that after his eyes opened just now, his view of the world became completely different.

The sky was no longer clear, but rather, was full of mist. The mountains were not lush and green; they were barren and empty. The beautifully decorated architecture of the sect was now nothing more than crumbled ruins.

His wife was actually a dessicated corpse, as was virtually everyone else in the sect. What had once been flourishing spiritual energy was really the sinister aura of death and an aroma of decay.

His son, the eight-year-old boy, was actually not a boy. He was a dwarf, and also a dessicated corpse. His eye sockets didn’t contain eyes, only writhing black maggots.

In all of Heaven and Earth, there was only one other person besides Meng Hao who was different. Chen Fan.

Meng Hao looked around at everything, then closed his eyes.

His wife was smiling, seemingly elated that her husband had finally recovered. She was just about to say something when…

Meng Hao reached up and stroked her hair, his gaze warmer than ever. However, if you looked very closely, you would see a tiny flicker of pity in his eyes.

“Little Junior Brother,” Chen Fan said, looking more torn than ever, “you need to absorb that Allheaven seed as soon as possible. I’ll–”

“Elder Brother Chen Fan,” Meng Hao interrupted calmly, “even after some contemplation, I can’t think of any time that I ever let you down. Not once. I’ve always respected you, and no matter what happened, you have always been my Eldest Brother.” Meng Hao held his wife and looked over at Chen Fan.

Chen Fan’s heart thumped, and he was just about to say something else, when Meng Hao’s voice spoke out, seemingly filled with magical power.

“I cannot forget! I cannot forget those things which you say are illusions. I cannot forget that which exists in my mind. If those real things are actually illusions, a mere dream… then I would rather sink into that dream than ever wake up.” He felt his wife suddenly go stiff. His eyes filled with pity as he suddenly pushed his hand down hard onto her back.

Under the shocked glances of all present, that simple movement severed his wife’s aura and exterminated her soul. Meng Hao slowly rose to his feet.

“It’s better to release you,” he said softly. “That way no one can control your corpse or soul after death.”

The surrounding crowds were as shocked as if they had been struck by lightning. After a moment of silence, enraged howls rose up, and their bloodshot eyes filled with shock and fear.

The sect Elders took to flight. The Sect Leader and even the Dao Realm experts were flabbergasted.

“Meng Hao!” Chen Fan roared in disbelief.

At the same time, an anguished cry rose up from Meng Hao’s Master, who was also his father-in-law. He flew over, trembling, staring first at his daughter’s corpse, and then at Meng Hao. Coughing up a mouthful of blood, he began to laugh, and then lunged at Meng Hao.

Meng Hao’s eyes were calm. The world had completely transformed. As of this moment, he was not being attacked by a middle-aged man, but rather, a corpse, a corpse with a huge, empty hole in its chest….

Meng Hao sighed and closed his eyes. Just when the man was almost upon him, Meng Hao opened his eyes again. Although they were still bloodshot, the pupils were now crimson. He clenched his right hand into a fist and punched out, shredding his Master into a haze of blood and gore.

That was the battle prowess of the peak 9-Essences level, which exploded out from Meng Hao.

“Elder Brother Meng is bedeviled!!”

“Kill him!” Roars of fury and rage echoed out from the mouths of the Elders. As they charged toward Meng Hao, his eyes flickered with pity, and he moved forward. He became a blur, and every person he encountered, regardless of the level of their cultivation base, was destroyed in body and mind by the single flick of a finger.

Soon, all Heaven and Earth was sinking into darkness. Miserable shrieks rose up. Wherever Meng Hao went, death followed. Blood flowed across the ground, and bodies could be seen everywhere.

However, what Meng Hao saw was a bit different. The blood which flowed was not red, but rather black and filthy. Furthermore, the corpses which lay in his wake had been corpses long before he struck them down.

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52 thoughts on “ISSTH – Book 9 – Chapter 1511” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Good thing the trial by fire never started. It will be another 5 boring chapters or probably more.

      Also, I think this is the place where the Sect Leader’s (and the 9th paragon) of Vast Expanse school came from. That they were souls and summoned to a body.

      1. I don’t agree. First of all, they weren’t dead. That’s a big reason. Another reason is, they didn’t seem to have been mind controlled by Allheaven at all. Third and most insignificant reason, the 9th paragon dude did have a body. It says so when it was describing his descent into the vast expanse. It just burnt up when he was trying to enter.

  1. Thanks for translating! And good luck with the Qidian situation!

    I wonder when Chen Fan was kidnapped by Allheaven, or when he decided to leave himself. It’s obvious that he also knew that this all wasn’t real but didn’t care because he could be there with his beloved who was a rock last we saw her.

    1. Back in the 33 Hells, Chen Fan went in and came out conflicted, as if he had to make some type of choice. Eventually in the middle of the war, Chen Fan disappeared.

      Since we can’t talk about the teaser, I’ll leave it at that.

      1. “Eventually in the middle of the war, Chen Fan disappeared.”

        Which chapter is this? I’m also forgot what happen to him during the war after the 33 hells but too lazy to check back that arc.

        1. “I’m also forgot what happen to him during the war after the 33 hells but too lazy to check back that arc.”

          I didn’t list the chapter because I’M too lazy to check. That’s DB’s job.

          1. he was there when the butterfly entered the vortex. if he did disappear, it was when meng hao was floating as a corpse. though i don’t distinctly remember it ever stating that he disappeared, just that he was struggling with a decision.

  2. Could never understand what Chen fan just did, very stupid and retarded, just like this boring arc..

    So he follows someone who goes by the name “Allheaven” who’s all mighty and strong, but fears some “True Immortal”, and for some reason that Allheaven is mentally challenged, why don’t he come down and kill Meng Hao……… well whatever

    This is just boring… please get this over with..

    1. Probably because Allheaven knows that direct contact with Meng Hao will create a strong karma and who knows Meng Hao might just use his hex (that uses karma where the more karma threads you have the stronger the hex) to end this novel. lol

    2. Or maybe, just maybe, the Allheaven guy need Meng Hao alive for something else since he’s so adamant for him to be a Son of All Heaven.
      Judging that there’s 99 sons before him, pretty safe bet that there’s a reason why he did all this.
      But that just my opinion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1. Well who knows mate..

        honestly i just wished the author introduced the whole Allheaven thing before, it just feels rushed when we started knowing about him the last 100 chapters, i know it all builds up and what not.. but meh

        maybe i just love this story too much :I

  3. This is just my opinion. But I just need to say this. People say that this arc is boring. Maybe this is from readers who thinks ahead that Meng Hao will just go through this, completes his 9th hex, transcends, kills Allheaven blah blah. But if you actually read it as though you were Meng Hao, would you still feel the same?

    I for one was actually fooled at the beginning. Seeing everyone you know were actually others from another world where they say it’s real. Would you be able to go through that struggle? Would you believe them, or would you believe yourself? A life where you have everything you wanted, life, status, family, would you really get rid of that? Would you be able to stay calm as Meng Hao meets his friends saying that the real world is fake and that this world is real? Would you stay indifferent when you see that your “child” is killed? Even Ke Yunhai couldn’t and thus killed himself for Meng Hao.

    As for Chen Fan, he just wanted to be with his lover. He paid the price jut to enjoy what was taken away from him. We all know that he is a very righteous person. He would never ever deceive Meng Hao. Yet what happened? He gave those all up just to see his lover again. Just to be with her. Are you willing to pay that price?

    So I think what people lack is actually reading from the perspective of the characters. Not from the analytical readers. You’ll enjoy this way way more.

    1. i actually really like this arc, even thou i hate these kinds of twist,when people start telling you “it was all just a dream”, but breaking the matrix makes it awesome again :3

  4. Thanks for the chapter Deathblade, anonpuffs, Madam Deathblade, GNE, CC, Tsukihime, Logan, JerryDaBaws, and Baby Deathblade! What the heck is wrong with the world.

  5. And here i thought, that after he got Lord Li’s legacy he couldn’t be fooled with reality. Atleast he said the same 4 words so maybe 2 chapters later the author will mention it.

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