Spirit Realm (灵域) – Index

Ling Yu (灵域) – Spirit Realm 🌩
a Chinese web novel by Against the Heavens (逆苍天)

Current Status: Completed in Country of Origin (1841 Chapters)
Genre Tags: action, adventure, fantasy, mature

Translated by Alyschu&Co
SR Team: alyschu, OverTheRanbow, Dabuyu, Craxuan, wyhcwe, doom


Official Description

Thirty thousand years ago, the Heaven Fighting Race who called themselves “Gods” invaded Spirit Realm. Hundreds of races rose up in resistance, but ultimately suffered a crushing defeat. The Human Race was the first to concede, and the rest of the Hundred Races soon followed in succession.

During the subsequent ten thousand years, all of the races were enslaved by the Heaven Fighting Race. They were cruelly treated, and lived beneath the shadow of terror.

The Heaven Fighting Race’s march of conquest did not stop there. With Spirit Realm as the starting point, they invaded other secret dimensions, and spread war to all corners of existence. After greatly exhausting their combat strength, they were finally defeated by the Hundred Races who took advantage of this opportunity. With no other choice, they fled to the starry skies outside the realm.

Thirty thousand years later, in an era where the Heaven Fighting Race has already faded to become ancient legend, an amnesiac youth possessing the Heaven Fighting Race’s bloodline is being fostered in an insignificant household. Whilst struggling to live on, he silently awaits the day of the bloodline’s awakening.

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63 thoughts on “Spirit Realm (灵域) – Index” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Interesting story, great translation team, can’t wait to dive in!

    Only problem is i have a big appetite… I need more chapters to binge. I don’t read a new novel until the chapters reach at least 100-200.
    So I’ll be waiting for that moment! See you in a few months 🙂

      1. Haha. I knew I wasn’t the only one. I’ve read most novels on this sight except for the ones that haven’t passed 200 chapters or the ones that hv slow updates.
        I have low patience in waiting too long mostly cuz i will forget what happened last time

    1. The synopsis confuses me.
      It tells us the “Heaven fighting race” are basically a bunch of douchebags, and our MC is one of them.
      …Are we supposed to root for him to enslave everyone, because he can, or is that just a very complicated way to shoelace the MC’s cheat, and in fact has nothing to do with the idea that “every Heaven Fighting person should die horribly”?

      1. I’m very confused as well. Does he want to clean the Heaven Fighting race’s name and stop the discrimination because they aren’t douchebags anymore or does he want to be a douchebag like his ancestors? I don’t know if I can root for this novel’s MC because I think his race deserves what they are getting.

      2. If I were you, I would ignore the synopsis or treat it as “hearsay” or a fairytale.

        I wouldn’t be surprised to find what we thought of as established fact being overturned as a conspiracy later on.

        besides, all we know is his race enslaved people in the distant past. so what? just by living in America or Europe chances are your country is guilty of condoning slavery of foreigners at some point in its history. if not your country then the country of one of your ancestors.

        what we don’t know is how they were overturned, or the where’s and what’s of that race before they started on a conquest.

        1. Yeah but they were enslaved for ten thousand years. I’m pretty sure the treatment that the Heaven Fighting race received would have happened with the white race too if our ancestors had enslaved the black race for the same amount of time.

        2. So I’ll just take the synopsis as a way to “explain” (excuse) why the MC is so stronk, nothing other than that. Aiight.

          That’s all fine, depending on how the author will be able to execute something so simple — but if you’re trying to compare our own history with theirs…Well, I’m not sure you can actually do that.
          From my basic understanding of history, people had slaves because they actually needed them. They did not had the ability to support their expanding territory and infrastructure with the demand for labor compensation. So labor-free peeps were the perfect solution for continual expansion (or should I say, because they didn’t had to compensate their workers, they could freely expand.)

          In fantasy, on the other hand…Why do you need slaves, when every individual person by oneself, is a god? Why do they need a slave?
          In fiction, we only rarely get a good purpose for slave ownership, other than Corruption. And I can’t see a reason as to why these heaven-peeps would need slaves for 10,000 of years, for any other reason other than corruption.
          So, no, from that point of view, they’re not really sympathizable. But we can ignore that perspective, since as you put it, it’s probably not a very important detail in the story. At all.

          1. In my opinion, slaves were never a necessary existence in and of themselves. they were made to be necessary to justify their existence. many of the “benefits” of slavery proved to be very short-lived and even downright unproductive beyond a certain point. ultimately, slavery was more effective at acting as a social standing to put others beneath oneself to feel important. just because they don’t get paid, doesn’t mean they are the same as free-labour, as unlike a worker the slave owner becomes responsible for funding and managing the slaves entire life, and not being able to ignore it after handing out a few coins.

            the only reference I am going to make (which is one of my references, and not a pure support for my statement to say ‘I am right’):

            http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/09/economic-history-2

          2. I think the main appeal of slavery was manpower. And the fact that slaves were considered more disposable than citizens. With a small population, every slave is a huge increase in available manpower for dangerous or menial tasks. It also frees the non-slaves to do other important tasks.
            But yeah, as the population and technology increase, employing your own citizens to do the work with good tools is probably more efficient on the general economy.

            In fantasy settings? In those settings, there are generally magic or something that can truly binds slaves. I see it as a way for them to delegate tasks while preventing the obvious treason… Also it’s a form of status, which is highly important in these types of novels. And slavery or not, the conquerors rarely treat the conquered nicely.
            As for the 10k years, they can wage war through realms and dimensions, so they are probably extremely long-lived. Those 10 000 years are probably only a few generations for them; it’s probably like 100 years on earth.

            In any case, slavery is not necessary, but it always end up showing up when absolute power is centralized due to human greed.

          3. It’s not so much “why slaves?” as it is Chinese/Asian culture. Hierarchy has always existed in many Asian cultures. Slaves and servants were the normality of many of these cultures in the past. Strong rulers have servants and slaves in surplus because that equals power. Being on top is seen as the best. I mean a lot of these novels have fucked up morals so I don’t know why the slavery thing confuses you. You should be more concerned that rape and murder is completely fine to people in these novels as long as the person is strong.

      3. Well, the saying ‘History is written by the winner’ might be true on this one. Who knows what happened back then, it might be the Hundred Race that were bad and since the Heaven Race is the losing side, they cant say anything since they are dead.
        There is also possibility story that this bloodline of his will be a life struggle for mc to be hunted down and temper his cultivation.

        I’ll wait to binge read it too and see if it’s my kind of read.

      4. i just finish binge read the whole thing on the raw. I all i can say i read on, you guys will love it. As what is with all book ‘ Don’t judge a book by its cover’ in this case the synopsis 😉

  2. Hi is it possible if you can tell me more about the genres like for example is it a harem? You dont have to tell me who is in the harem or who is the female lead since it is a spoiler. Thank you

    1. Yes, it is a harem. There also seem to be half-humans in the world…. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      Some arranged marriage stuff or other in there too…figures

        1. Well so far so good, I didn’t catch any hint of harem yet but I imagine that as soon as I do.. I won’t think as highly of this novel as before.

          For now, it’s quite entertaining despite all stretching.

        2. Truth my brother. I f** hate the Harem trope. It’s just stupid. Honestly I don’t fantasize about having 10 different “beautiful wives”. So un realistic and just breaks the narrative to me. {“Omg you found another hot girl, now we can be best friends like we’re sisters and we all f** you” – Every female character.}

    1. then i will read this novel. GOS and GDK are my fav novels. he is the only author tha i like all his novels, good and interesting story, awesome mc, a bit dark, with a hint of nsfw. (^^)v

    2. Thanks for the info !

      I really really like this novel and went on a binge for the last 5 days. Now I can’t wait to read chapter 200…

      So I will have a look to those 2 novels. Like Anna said this author is kind of unconventional and unlike TDG or ATG there’s no repeatition in inch chapter. Even if the ysnopsis is far from amazing, the story is ! Lots of real cliffengers, MC is not too clinché. He is smart, have some darkness but he’s not a dick. I think this novel is now my top favorite of the moment.

      I still like TDG or ATG (less and less) but I can’t stand it anymore ! Do those Authors think readers have red fish memory ???? Why the hell they constently have to remind us of evident fact and statement. The worst of all is TDG’s author. He continue this bad habit with Rebirth of a Thief. In inch chapter, one fouth of it is used to remind us how MC is rich and awesome for his level !!!!!!

  3. I am looking forward to this novel. I’ll just wait a few more chapters before starting it. Good luck to Alyschu, OverTheRanbow, Scrya and ThePolarWife.

  4. Just wondering, Qin Lie, the MC, is obviously the amnesiac youth with the Heaven Fighting race’s bloodline in the official description. So does that mean that the Heaven fighting race’s people all look like humans, or do all the races look the same? If it’s none of those, does that mean that someone from the Heaven Fighting race and a human had intercourse together and produced human looking creatures with the Heaven Fighting race’s bloodline?

    1. It’s quite early to ask that question don’t you think? I feel like we won’t know for many months to come.. Maybe a little over a year. And that’s assuming we will know that in the first half of the novel which is a bit unlikely. (I read above that the story is a little over 1800 chapters so my estimation is based on that number.)

      But who knows.. Maybe his bloodline awakens much sooner and we get the whole deal. I’m treating it as a big reveal so that’s why I think it will take time.

  5. Thank you for translating this novel Alyschu&Co. It’s so far so good and has my interest already within the first 3 chapters along with ATG i’ll definitely read this!

  6. Just a little reminder to add the newest characters to the glossary if you’re intending to go for a thorough one.

    Maybe create a wiki that is updated regularly since we’re still at the beginning of the story, it would be nice to see it full by the end of the story, gives you more sense of accomplishment. I imagine it won’t be too hard to start it now and update it like every 5-10 chapters.

    I don’t know if this is an appealing idea though..

  7. Just finished reading Coiling Dragon, reached the last released chapter from Desolate Era, Against the Gods, Martial God Asura, and ISSTH… Is this any good?? usually I don’t read anything with less than 200 chapters because some novels are too slow at the beginning like ATG and ISSTH. Is this worth to start reading now, or should I wait for more chapters to accumulate??

    1. Ehat do you mean ATG was slow? He got the strongest in the continent in 3 years. Like even including the strongest place before profound arc the Divine pheonix island princess was only half a realm stronger. He got to half a realm away from the biggest genius known the first 300 chapters in 3 years.

  8. To anyone unsure if they should pick this up, don’t let the generic description fool you. In fact, everything from that intro hasn’t even been mentioned yet.

    It’s actually really good so far. I quickly dropped a lot of series (MGA, DE, …) that I felt had characters that were too boring (no motivation beyond “must get more powerful, because reasons!”) but this series’ main character is in my opinion pretty interesting beyond just being a power hungry maniac. The author does a good job of fleshing out side-characters as well and explaining their abilities. It’s still early so we will see how that goes but so far I enjoy it.

    I was pleasantly surprised that the character is multi-faceted in that he’s learning other things beyond just fighting. I really enjoy characters that have an interest in crafting and beyond USAW (which is not very good so far but remains to be seem if it will develop) there really isn’t all that much in this genre that I’m aware of that has such a character.

    As far as I’m concerned I enjoy reading it as much as CD, iSStH and ATG which are some of the series I enjoy the most that I currently read or have read.

    1. They are even the same author, of course, they are not in the same universe. TGR,WuDongQianKun, and Fight Through the Heaven is in the same worldview, the MCs all gonna meet each other in TGR’s world. Actually if you keep reading, that is going to happen around chapter 1200.
      Hope you enjoy it. :3

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