SOTR Chapter 111

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Chapter 111: Senior Brother Xinghan

“Yu Jie, you would’ve wrecked the honored master’s affairs if I hadn’t come. You couldn’t even handle a small matter such as this, and almost caused the honored master’s hand picked disciple to lose her life. In my eyes, your title as one of the ten great disciples was really just to fill the numbers.”

This senior brother Xinghan didn’t seem as arrogant as Yu Jie, but his faintly spoken words of censure were enough to cause Yu Jie’s forehead to be covered in sweat.

“Senior brother Xinghan, I…” Yu Jie couldn’t express himself.

“Forget it.” Senior brother Xinghan waved his sleeves, and said to Long Juxue, “Junior sister Long, I am your foolish brother Chu Xinghan, the second disciple beneath Master Shuiyue. The events of today have caused a great fright to junior sister.”

Long Juxue was a weeping beauty like a pear blossom bathed in the rain, a look that caused those who saw her to not help but love her as she said sorrowfully, “If it wasn’t for senior brother Xinghan rushing here in time, I… I probably wouldn’t have been able to see the honored master again.”

Chu Xinghan nodded his head slightly, flicking a sideways glance at Yu Jie and saying nothing else.

Both of his feet stomped, as his entire being floated up in midair. A blue whirl of air blossomed beneath his feet like a lotus flower, slowly bringing him up into the air.

“You’re called Jiang Chen?” Chu Xinghan’s eyes were as deep as the Milky Way as he seized up Jiang Chen. He was different from Yu Jie. Arrogance was absent from his gaze as he looked at Jiang Chen — rather, traces of gravity were present instead.

“Indeed.”

Although this Chu Xinghan didn’t throw his weight around like Yu Jie, nor did he consider everyone beneath his notice, his simple gestures caused Jiang Chen to be in great discomfort, as if a violent beast had fixed its eyes on him.

“To think that a common practitioner could cause such a ruckus. You’re really not simple.” Chu Xinghan nodded his head. “If I wanted to kill you, your Goldwing Swordbirds wouldn’t be able to save you.”

Jiang Chen wanted to come back with a response, but said nothing after thinking for a while.

Chu Xinghan’s strength was indeed much greater than Yu Jie. They were likely not even on the same level.

If he had time to practice the “Eight Trigrams Assimilation Formation” for three months, Jiang Chen might’ve had a thirty percent chance of standing up to Chu Xinghan. But right now, at this moment, he had nothing to rebutt against Chu Xinghan with.

However, Jiang Chen wasn’t a lamb being led to the slaughter. Although Chu Xinghan was very strong, Jiang Chen wouldn’t go down without a fight.

“How about this,” Chu Xinghan said after considering for a while. “If I use divine abilities to suppress you, I’ll inevitably gain a reputation of the strong bullying the weak. I’ll give you two options.”

Jiang Chen’s gaze was calm and aloof, and he didn’t open his mouth. He waited, accumulating his strength.

“The first choice, is that you return to the Purple Sun Sect with me. Your feud with junior sister Long will be decided upon by our high arbiter. This decision will result in a ninety percent chance of death for you, but you’ll also have a chance to live.”

“The second choice is that I kill you, right here and right now, and take your head back to the sect to fulfill my duties to the honored master.” Chu Xinghan’s aura pulsed slightly when he finished speaking.

Suddenly, a Milky Way seemed to arise around Chu Xinghan’s body. The profound and strong power and mysteries gave others a feeling of being too deep to be fathomable.

“With regards to the second choice, I trust that you don’t suspect I don’t have the power to?” Chu Xinghan’s tone had been quite calm and unhurried throughout all of this.

If it had been Yu Jie who’d proposed these two choices, Jiang Chen would have surely thumbed his nose at him.

But Chu Xinghan had a certain presence about him when he spoke these words. His strength of presence and power, forced Jiang Chen to consider him seriously.

“The first choice of returning to the sect with him looks like it’s a chance out of this, but is actually dragging out my feeble existence. I’ve traversed the wheel of life and reincarnated, how could I let others hold my fate in their hands and dictate my life or death? I might not be able to choose how I was born, but as a practitioner, I can at least decide how I’ll die.”

There wasn’t a single trace of hesitation in Jiang Chen’s mind. He might as well die fighting right now if they wanted him to bend his knee, surrender, and go docilely with them back to the Purple Sun Sect to receive his judgement. He would then suffer through crying shame and crowning humiliation, before finally being executed.

Dying in pitched battle was a glorious death.

Bending at the knee and begging for life might not result in his survival in the end.

When his thoughts traveled here, Jiang Chen smiled dashingly and a trace of a proud curve made its way to his lips. “Chu Xinghan, you’re different from Yu Jie. At least I see the bearing of a sect disciple on you. I respect you, but I choose none of these choices. Perhaps you can kill me, but I’ll also make you pay a hefty price.”

His tone rang out clearly.

Jiang Chen’s attitude seemed to be within Chu Xinghan’s expectations. The latter’s slightly miserable eyebrows abruptly lifted.

“Alright. If there wasn’t a grudge between us, I’d quite admire you. However, the profits of the master are above all. Jiang Chen, I won’t hold back once I start.”

As Chu Xinghan spoke, the Milky Way that wavered in and out of existence behind his back became even more resplendent.

Of course, it wasn’t a real Milky Way, but an illusion formed by his personal aura. The bright Milky Way had countless stars dotted and sparkling in it like a silver sea. Each star was like a silver carp, bounding through the crystalline ripples.

This silver white light had been the terrifying strength that had slaughtered the Goldwing Swordbirds and several hundred Silverwing Swordbirds in but a second just now.

“Magnificent Xinghan, sword aura shooting to the clouds, go!”

Chu Xinghan flourished his sleeves and waved his right arm, a sword having appeared in his hand. With the glint of the sword as a guide, the Milky Way behind him abruptly roiled and churned, as the countless silvery white dots of light coalesced into a frightening silvery white sword aura, like innumerous shooting stars, as it moved towards Jiang Chen.

He had deployed an ultimate skill with his first move.

Yu Jie was watching from below and swallowed audibly twice. This level of divine ability and method was a level that he absolutely couldn’t aspire to.

When a true qi practitioner such as Long Juxue watched this terrifying and glorious attack, her heart rippled with emotion, and the gaze she looked at Chu Xinghan with became gentle and warm.

She couldn’t help but think, “I’d thought senior brother Yu Jie was strong before, but who would’ve thought that he is an utter buffoon in front of senior brother Xinghan. When I enter the sect, my worldview needs to be enhanced a bit. This Yu Jie isn’t good enough to accomplish anything, but is more than enough to spoil things.”

Unbeknownst to her, Long Juxue’s inner heart had already settled on changing her backer. Yu Jie‘s performance was a huge joke when compared to senior brother Xinghan’s.

Long Juxue was a proud young girl; she didn’t want to find a good-for-nothing backer.

As for Jiang Chen in the midst of battle, he was suffering unspeakably. Chu Xinghan’s strength was much more than he’d imagined.

The thousands of silvery white sword aura strands kept leaping at him like shooting stars. Even the highly defensive “Eight Trigrams Assimilation Formation” found it hard to withstand the attack.

Pfft pfft pfft.

Several Goldwing Swordbirds on the outside exploded and died when they were grazed by the sword aura, with no exceptions at all.

The formation continuously tightened, protecting Jiang Chen at its core. These Goldwing Swordbirds, wild and savage as they were, were still loyal and steadfast, protecting Jiang Chen with their lives at this moment.

Strange emotions surged in Jiang Chen’s heart. He really hadn’t thought that these Goldwing Swordbirds would be fearless to this point merely because of an order from Mang Qi.

Jiang Chen had never been a heartless person. He wasn’t the sort to hide and grasp at life while the Goldwing Swordbirds fended off disaster and fought for an additional moment for him.

He suddenly gave a long whistle as a resolute light shot out from his eyes. The whistle pierced through the clouds, and the rest of the million strong Swordbird army suddenly appeared in the skies above the Second Crossing. They once again filled the entire sky.

“Chu Xinghan, since you’ve forced me, then I’ll self destruct along with you. Although you’re strong, can you kill all of this million strong army? Even if you kill me, I’ll still kill Long Juxue!”

Jiang Chen abruptly made up his mind and decided to self destruct along with his enemies.

Even if he was killed by Chu Xinghan, he’d still take Long Juxue down with him. If he died without killing Long Juxue, he’d still bring troubles to other people as well.

If he killed Long Juxue and eliminated this source of trouble, the Purple Sun Sect might not slaughter the rest of his family clan due to a consideration of face.

Chu Xinghan’s mind was also agitated momentarily when he saw this scene. As strong as one was, he was still a bit shocked when millions of lives suddenly appeared in front of him.

“Yu Jie, protect junior sister Long. I’ll finish this quickly.”

Chu Xinghan was an exemplary disciple of the sect alright. He saw straight through Jiang Chen’s intentions. Jiang Chen knew that he couldn’t fight against Chu Xinghan, and so had changed his target to Long Juxue instead.

If it hadn’t been for Master Shuiyue’s orders, Chu Xinghan actually didn’t want to kill Jiang Chen. However, this had to do with the honored master’s affairs, and as unwilling as Chu Xinghan was, he couldn’t hesitate at all.

“Jiang Chen, die!”

Chu Xinghan’s brandished his longsword, and his aura grew even stronger. The resplendent Milky Way behind him wavered and shook with him, changing into the light of countless stars — as if meteorites were descending from the heavens.

The aura of this blow was actually three to four times stronger than the blow prior.

A newly practiced “Eight Trigrams Assimilation Formation” had no hope of blocking such aura. Jiang Chen sighed tragically in his heart and knew that life or death would be decided in this moment.

Suddenly, Jiang Chen raised the bow in his hand.

Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh.

Four to five arrows shot out in close succession. All of them made unerringly for Long Juxue.

Jiang Chen held a mindset that he would die at this moment — he only hoped that he could kill Long Juxue. The million strong Swordbird army also dived down en masse.

Unafraid of death, unafraid of destruction.

Even Yu Jie felt the hair on his back rise in fright when he saw this scene. The attacks were so concentrated that even the scalps of spirit dao practitioners were numbed.

Not to mention that he, Yu Jie, had some grievous injuries.

Only Chu Xinghan was abnormally calm with a deep gaze in his eyes, as if the million strong Swordbird army was still insufficient to cause a great ripples of emotion within his heart.

Chu Xinghan was very calm indeed because he knew that Jiang Chen and the formation set up by the Goldwing Swordbirds would be unable to withstand this blow.

This was a blow that would make a clean sweep of things and end the battle.

The sky was murky over a dark earth, and the sun and moon without light. It was as if the sky and earth were groaning sadly from this battle, and the sun and moon were melancholic because of this battle.

Suddenly —

A beam of light shot through the clouds and sky that were covered up by the countless number of Swordbirds.

It was like a bolt of lightning had been emitted from the black clouds as it streaked across the sky.

Before the light faded, it happened to land amidst the Eight Trigrams Assimilation Formation.

A bizarre scene occurred at this moment.

The light was as if a large sword of heaven and earth — cleaving a horizon out of thin air, and building a dam out of nothing — becoming a barrier in front of Chu Xinghan’s attacks that were coming at Jiang Chen like tidewater.

The attacks raining towards him like a meteor shower seemed to ram into an invisible wall of air, and were swallowed whole.

The breezes were gentle, and the wind calmed in the next moment.

The beam of light had disappeared, and Chu Xinghan’s devastating blow was as if a large stone had sunk into the great sea, swallowed without a trace.

This abrupt development shocked both Jiang Chen and Chu Xinghan.

“Who’s there?” Chu Xinghan roared lowly as his deep gaze roved alertly in his surroundings, attempting to search out the person who had interfered flagrantly.

At the same time, Chu Xinghan was greatly astounded internally. Chu Xinghan had almost used his trump card with that blow just now.

Whether someone on the level of even his honored master Shuiyue could easily ward off a blow like that was an unknown factor.

A faint beam of light had emerged from somewhere and had completely swallowed his blow. This power was absolutely overwhelming.


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67 thoughts on “SOTR Chapter 111” - NO SPOILERS

          1. Is anyone actually thinking any of these people (entire sect included) is the main antagonist? I’ll be very shocked if they survive another 150 chapters, and we have 2259 to go.

    1. All these fu*kers hidind in the clouds just all come out and end this already! Oh Long Juxue is probably main waifu, she will never die. All these wuss authors will find some kind of excuse not to kill a woman. It’s like killing a woman is = pedophilia

    1. …a little tiresome, Im almost getting to the point of tiring of wuxia stories because of this.
      We all know that the MC isnt going to die, so why prolong the fight scenes needlessly?

      Thanks for the chapter Evo, the editors and the sponsors!

    2. An arrow sped towards his head… suddenly a hand appears and stops the arrow… suddenly a sword appears chopping towards that hand… suddenly a knife flies through the air blocking the sword.. suddenly a beam of light appears knocking away the dagger… suddenly a oh for fks sake would people stop appearing to save people…

      1. Suddenly, the author’s pen had appeared to destroy armor-plot, having obtained an utter revelation about his own puppet fate, he had realised he didn’t want to lead his story to such an obvious resolution. But god’s will was unbreakable. His pen instantly resumed control of the situation by breaking his own rules of passive observation, in an attempt to save Jian Chen from this terribly original fate. The author’s will was strong .. but god’s will was even stronger. Since God had decided that things would follow armor-plot-sama’s rules, who was this author to defy his commands. Tadadadam !!!!!!

    3. As I said in the previous chapter, this is going full Bleach! The author will drag untill it gets too saturated and then somehow MC wins the battle.

    1. Eastern Lu’s spirit practitioner? <_<
      Or surprise twist: the master came personally himself and wants Jiang Chen as a disciple? <o<
      Probably not, Chu Xinghan would probably recognize his own master…

      1. lol no way it’s his master, and rather doubtful it’s Eastern Lu’s grandfather because it sounded like he was in closed training just to “enter” the spirit dao realm, meaning he would still be no match for this guy. No I’m personally betting on that old spirit dao practitioner that saw Jiang Chen’s sword aura that first night, the first spirit dao practitioner of their country if I’m not mistaken. He saw the aura and wondered if someone powerful had emerged or was passing through etc, anyway my bet’s on him or another powerful sect just set their eyes on Jiang Chen (to recruit).

        1. It wasn’t to enter. Or at least the previous king always talked about him as if he was already a spirit cultivator.
          Still, I don’t think it’s him. He didn’t seem to be that powerful. He may be as strong as Yu Jie, but not over 10 times stronger than Xinghan. So it must be the medicine guy.

    1. no chance, that guy is super weak. it’s more likely to be the hall of healing guest expert, the one from a higher realm who came to cure that young lady

    1. might be boring to you but a suspenseful to me, was really wondering how he would get out of this.
      although i did expect someone might save him but unexpected this happened to the opponent’s side 2 times in a row lol.
      so i was really starting to wonder if the MC was going to be saved.
      if not then the other way would be the MC escaping barely hanging onto life with his family and friends dead.
      not something i wanted to see but it couldve happened

  1. All i can say is the authors “Beating a dead horse Technique” is super strong. I Think as authors go he is number 1! This shall go into the novel back burner. Pity it started out really good too.

    1. lol, this fight scene is like 3 chapters too long. shouldve killed long and his juxue daughter in 1 chapter, not 3, and this whole chain of badguys coming to save eachother is just silly

    2. Actually, this move makes sense. There are 2 backers that can help JC, emperor grandpa and alchemy guy … either of them coming is nothing extraordinary. The girl having life saving treasure is nothing unexpected either.

      The two waves of disciples from the purple sect … yeah, that was weird. Fingers crossed their master does not make appearance as well.

    1. Well even an antagonist like Long Juxue has ultra plot armor, it’s fitting for the MC to have one as well. But this does make me ask, is this novel readable by people of this world as well? Is Jiang Chen living in the equivalent of a truman show where everyone has spirit balls or whatever showing his life?

      Because I can’t think of a reasonable explanation why else a ton of powerful figures that according to the legends the kingdom had never seen before would all come together now.

      1. It’s cause the Plot Armor is truly formidable that these legendary experts must come out of closed door training. They must get their hands on this legendary plot armor at all cost. If such a artifact can save your life infinitely that is a treasure that is worth risking your life for. This plot armor can make their character have more scenes in many chapters to come and maybe possibly turn into the MC themselves! LOL 😛

  2. Thank you very much for this new chapter. 🙂

    A least, there is someone who arrive and can teach a lesson to theses arrogant and despicable thugs of Purple Sun Sect. ^^

  3. After this dude saves chen and is about to kill juxue watch the purple sun master come and stop him at the last second and then threaten to kill the savior and then the young lady comes to save him and then the patriach of the purple sun comes at the last second to save him and then her father comes to save her… i want this scene to go all the way over the top so hard that it ends up with jesus vs IET

    1. But I still think it was the man who watch Jiang Chen’s sword aura from afar, when Jiang Chen was unleashing his nameless sword for the first time.

  4. From the story point of view (aside from deus ex machina) only the honored guest from the hall of healing makes sense. As the Eastern dude is much too weak.
    So that means a new harem member is incoming 😉 One more grateful princess to save. For some reason he seems to collect princesses.

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