TDG Chapter 197

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Chapter 197 – Divine Body

“What should I do first?” asked Nie Li.

“The first step is to strengthen your physical body. This Black Spring contains a portion of the power from my Divine Spark. I will open the barrier, so you can enter and soak yourself in it, which will refine your physical body. If you sensed the power of law when your physical body isn’t strong enough, the power would destroy you.” said Yu Yan. Suddenly, she couldn’t help showing a disappointed smile. Nie Li could only stay for a short amount of time. Whether he can even sense the power was an issue, much less mention that he would be destroyed by it. It’s an unnecessary worry; however, this process is still required. “The power within the Black Spring is too strong. After you soak in it for a minute, you’ll probably feel as though your skin is burning. When you really can’t endure it, get out of the spring.”

“Okay.” Nie Li nodded his head, preparing to jump into the pond.

“Remove your clothes.” Yu Yan said calmly.

Nie Li suddenly felt embarrassed. He has never removed his clothes in front of a lady, other than Ye Ziyun. He raised his head, looking at Yu Yan and asked, “Sister goddess, you won’t peek at me, right……?”

Hearing what Nie Li said, Yu Yan’s brows twitched. How is the head of this boy developed? She’s a goddess that has lived for at least several tens of thousands of years. Why would she peek at a brat like Nie Li? Even if she were to see something, what about it? It’s not as though she hasn’t seen it before. If she wanted to see anything, even if Nie Li was to still wear his clothes, he couldn’t stop her.

“Then, I won’t see!” Yu Yan said lightly. Yu Yan still had her personality from when she was human, so her emotions will still be stirred in some matters; however, ordinary matters wouldn’t be able to stir her joy and anger anymore.

Nie Li just recalled that he’s still in a kid’s body. After thinking about it, he quickly removed his clothes and jumped into the pond.

There is, indeed, some kind of powerful energy within the Black Spring. This kind of energy is even more pure than soul force. Such a pure energy quickly made Nie Li feel as though his skin was begin scorched. Nie Li immediately operated his soul realm, and began absorbing this energy.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Nie Li’s realm was constantly absorbing this pure energy. As Nie Li operated his soul realm, the scorching feeling was slowly lightening up. While he was absorbing this energy, a portion of it entered the depths of his soul realm and disappeared. His soul realm is like a black hole. Even after having so much energy absorbed, there wasn’t even a slight ripple. Another portion of the energy was being refined within Nie Li’s physical body, strengthening it.

Time quickly passed as Nie Li gradually entered the isolated meditative state. This Black Spring was a cultivating treasure land. He could obviously feel his physical body becoming stronger.

Yu Yan lowered her head to look at Nie Li. Even though she is a Spiritual God that has lived for several tens of thousands of years, and her Divine Spark was in the process of coming together after being in a broken state, she still has eyes. If she were to take a glance at an ordinary person, she would be able to understand a lot about them or even see what they are thinking in their hearts; however, she couldn’t see through Nie Li at all.

From the moment she saw Nie Li, Yu Yan was confident that it’s the arrangement of the Time and Space Spiritual God for him to enter this place. She looked at the corpses beside the Black Spring, and slightly sighed. When they were protecting her leftover Divine Spark at this location, an endlessly long amount of time had passed. Nie Li was the only human that she has seen after these countless years.

Five minutes……ten minutes……

Yu Yan still didn’t see Nie Li come out from the Black Spring after being in there for so long. By right, an ordinary person wouldn’t be able to even last a minute. The power of law in this Black Spring is too powerful. It isn’t something an ordinary person could handle. She looked towards Nie Li and only saw him soaking inside the Black Spring, and it looked as though he’s enjoying it.

Why isn’t there even a trace of pain on his face?

‘This kid is indeed an extraordinary person,’ Yu Yan thought inwardly. Nie Li has already displayed his extraordinariness, should she give him a bigger opportunity so that the arrangement of the Time and Space Spiritual God is not in vain?

Nie Li could feel that the vine within his body was constantly growing under the nourishing power of law. A second leaf grew……then, a third leaf……and then stopped after the fifth leaf grew. Nie Li could feel that whenever the vine in his body grows, the capacity of his soul realm expands with an unending flow of soul force.

The nature from the power of law is actually soul force, except it’s a much purer form than normal soul force.

Under the power of law, the soul force within Nie Li’s soul realm began to undergo some changes. This kind of training method is even faster than the Purple Caltrop Rock method. Nie Li’s cultivation was undergoing a rapid increase.

Originally, since he had just stepped into 3-star Gold rank, he would need roughly half a month to solidify his power before he went into 4-star Gold rank. But now, after absorbing the power of law, his cultivation already reach the limit of 3-star Gold rank.

His soul realm was continuously expanding, already reaching the boundary. As time continued to pass, a boom was suddenly heard. It sounded like a horse had broke free of its reins. His soul force frantically surged, rushing towards his limbs and meridians.

Nie Li never thought that he would be able to reach 4-star Gold rank in such a short amount of time. This power of law is indeed something.

After reaching 4-star Gold rank, his soul realm had suddenly expanded several folds and even more power of law was rushing in.

The vine within the depth of his soul realm was also madly absorbing the power of law as it grew.

When Nie Li first started to soak in the Black Spring, the power of law at the top of the Black Spring was sufficient for him to absorb it. However, as time passed, the power of law at the top of the Black Spring became insufficient for him.

Seeing Nie Li’s actions, Yu Yan couldn’t help being shocked. The power of law within the Black Spring is very tremendous. The amount of power that he absorbed was enough to cause a Black Gold rank or even a Legend rank expert to explode.

And yet, his cultivation was still only Gold rank!

This caused Yu Yan to feel curious. How is a Gold rank able to absorb so much power of law without having anything happen to him? Where did the power that Nie Li absorbed go? The soul realm of a Gold rank should have a limit!

While Yu Yan was curious to what’s going on, Nie Li felt that the amount of law on the surface was becoming too thin, being insufficient for him to use. His body gradually sank down, and he felt the power of law in the Black Spring becoming more rich.

Nie Li was like a sunken ship, moving towards the depth of the Black Spring as he continued to absorb more power of law. The further he went, the richer the power of law became.

Seeing Nie Li’s action, Yu Yan, who was floating on top of the Black Spring, changed her expression.

“Quickly get out, get out!” Yu Yan shout towards the Black Spring. Although her soul can sense the situation within, she’s unable to enter it or affect anything within.

Nie Li was already in the isolated meditative state, making him unable to hear Yu Yan’s yelling.

Although he’s deep in the Black Spring, he won’t drown, even if he stays in water for half a day. This is because he has already sealed his six senses, only leaving a tiny bit of residual light so he could see.

The power of law in the Black Spring was becoming more and more rich. It’s as though it’s trying to stuff Nie Li’s body until it explodes.

Nie Li operated his soul realm and the vine continued to grow. It quickly grew the sixth leaf and seventh leaf. Instantly, Nie Li’s soul realm became empty, once again, and continued to absorb even more of the power of law. Yu Yan was shocked, how is Nie Li able to absorb so much power of law without exploding? The reason lies with the vine in Nie Li’s soul realm.

No matter how much power of law is being absorbed, it doesn’t seem to be able to satisfy the vine.

It seems like he entered into a profound realm. Both the Fanged Panda and the Shadow Devil demon spirit, under the nourishing abilities of the vine, have undergone some changes and he has reached the level of 5-star Gold rank.

Nie Li quietly experienced the new level. The rising speed of his strength caused him to feel excited.

Suddenly, a ray of dazzling light attracted his attention.

‘What is this?’ thought Nie Li, his heart filled with curiosity, ‘There couldn’t be any treasure at the bottom of the pond, right?’

After thinking about it, Nie Li swam towards the light.

As he was getting closer, Nie Li could feel a heat wave blowing towards him. Such powerful fire energy!

A red light ball the size of a millstone, was before him and was emitting a dazzling light.

‘There seems to be something inside.’ thought Nie Li, forcefully opening his eyes. He used the power of law to protect his eyes and looked inside.

Nie Li was instantly dumbfounded after a quick gaze.

Inside the red ball, there’s a beauty with pale skin that looked like an infant that curled into a ball. Her figure gave off an endless allure that would ensnare almost any man.

However, this beauty was only the size of a infant. If it wasn’t because the figure doesn’t look like an infant, it’d definitely be mistook by others for one. Although the size is small, it couldn’t help giving others a rush of adrenaline upon glancing at it.

If an ordinary guy saw this scene, he probably wouldn’t be able to control himself. It’s a good thing that Nie Li is unperturbed by it.

After seeing everything in front of him, Nie Li understood. This scarlet light ball is the slowly accumulating Divine Spark of Yu Yan. As for the beauty inside, it should be the Divine Spark recreating her divine body.

In his previous life, Nie Li did not cultivate the power of law, but the power of heaven and used that power to make a forceful breakthrough to the Heavenly Fate realm. The mysterious power of law caught Nie Li’s deep interests. The power of heaven can reconstruct the body, but this Divine Spark can recreate the flesh body using the power of laws1!

The heavens and earth are vast, nothing is too bizarre.

Even though Yu Yan’s divine body is so small, it’s still interesting. Nie Li can perceive the surge of energy being contained in the light ball and felt his body burn up.

Hot!

Nie Li quickly operated his soul realm. Under the impact of the heat wave, the vine in Nie Li’s soul realm grew another two leaves. A cool and refreshing feeling went throughout his body and he was no longer affected by the heat energy.

Good thing that the vine can absorb the power of law; otherwise, he would have exploded from the power of law. Even a Legend rank expert wouldn’t be able to contain such berserk and vigorous power of law like he has.


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  1. Recreation of body using the Divine Spark is like an infant in the mother’s womb slowly growing, but through the power of heaven, it’s basically reconstructing your body.

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134 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 197” - NO SPOILERS

  1. What’s that kind of explanation for not drowning? “he shut off his six senses, so he naturally won’t drown if he stay even half a day underwater” ?

    and if his senses are shut off tho, how could he see the light at the bottom?

    1. Yeah he should not even be able to fell the heat as well <.<
      Also if he don't breather for half a day his brain cells are gonna die …
      Well it is a wuxia so everything is possible don't you think hahah

          1. Stupid looking comment blew my mind. Thank you. He obviously needs to have more senses than us, because he is able to sense soul force.

          2. most of chinese/ancient fighter stories. Human only have 5 senses : see, hear, feel (by touch), taste, smell. The 6th sense is ability to feel (unhuman) thing. So maybe in in Nie Li universe is ability to feel Soul Force.

          3. Well, we need oxygen to make energy for the brain to function. If he is a cultivator, can’t he take energy from his surroundings or even have a large reserve in his dan tian? That would make it so that he could function without breathing for a while longer than us normals.

          4. As a cultivator its already been implied that strong cultivation makes your body stronger as a black gold master Ye Zong being poisioned to the point that he wasnt even breathing he could survive in that death like state for i want to say 2 weeks but i cant remember so ill go with 1 week.
            Nie Li has greater control than anyone in glory city control of some one who has surpassed legend rank.
            It also disturbs me that it says he cut off 6 senses but if he did that he wouldnt be able to tell if the power of law was thick or thin

  2. This is starting to look a lot like Coiling Dragon… and I have to say that I really started to hate Coiling Dragon after the introduction of the Divine Planes. So please…. author…. don’t do dis!!!

      1. Sooooo you want him to reach Legend Rank/Heavenly Fate, rape everyone in Glory City, destroy all his enemies with a fart, demolish Dark Guild and… stay in Glory City to tease Ning’er and Ye Ziyun all day long for next 500 chapters?

        1. Hm, as I recall it wasn’t his goal with this little sidetrip to reach early legendary even without entering this pool? One can only imagine the outcome now. :>

        1. When they were in the Yulan plane and Linley became a demigod, and then there were Divinities that just sort of poured out of the woodwork, it did suck. When they entered the infernal realm I felt it was justified though. CD was awesome though.

  3. Wow, what a power trip, from gold-3 to gold-5 in one chapter? and he is still growing! i bet he will end up black gold-1 or black gold-2 in the end of the power up.

    1. lol, i imagine him already, when coming back to Glory City after 2 months of being outside:

      “hey guys! Long time no see! I’m now legend rank and i’m also literally an immortal god, i hope everyone of you is at least black gold now, right?”

      (sound of everyone’s jaw falling to the ground at once) (and a metal beak too)

  4. Just one Divine Spark and he might reach 5 Star Gold in a matter of time. It would be interesting if within those 2 months he would be able to reach Legend Rank.

      1. i was wondering if you could help me with something, we all know that Nie Li can have more than 1 demon, but why is it that no one has said anything about it? just the ancester (forgot his name… the one from the sword).

        Maybe i just missed it or already forgot about it

        1. I think the only real reason for it is that most people have only seen his fanged panda. As far as I’ve seen only his main group ning’er du ze lu paio etc have seen the shadow devil, and at this point I think they’re beyond questioning Nie Li

  5. Is the Heavenly Fate realm level is higher than legendary ? Actually what is Heavenly Fate realm? Is NL will become god? a lot if things make me confused?

  6. Okay… A lot of people seem to be a little confused about the “vine” thing in Nie Li’s soul realm, so i will try to give some explanations, as someone who has read until chapter 400.
    1) First, this “vine” thing is something that didn’t exist in Nie Li’s soul realm in his previous life.
    2) Second this “vine” started as a “black whole” (well in Nie Lie’s understanding). What this “black whole” means is that, it just “sucks” soul force into it, and uses it to “grow”.
    3) This thing is “mysterious” in Nie Li’s view. So obviously no one else should “exactly” know whats going on, when Nie Li himself doesn’t know it…

    From what we are given, the only reasonable explanation, that can be given up to chapter 400; is that this “vine” thing is the work of him “cultivation method”, namely the “Heavenly God Technique”. Even thought Nie Li knows lots of cultivation methods through reading about them in books (in the Temporal Demon Books), he has not “mastered” all of them. A person can only use one cultivation method, that fits the person’s soul charesteristics… I mean Nie Li can start using another technique, but that would be the same as starting at Bronze rank 1 all over again. And it would just be a waste of time and effort.

    That is why he Nie Li had to think through which cultivation method he was going to use at the beginning of the series. He chose the “Heavenly God Technique” rather than either the “Earthly God Technique” or the “Void God Technique”. These are all cultivation method fit for Nie Li, since Nie Li’s soul characteristic is “chaos”. What I mean as “chaos” here is “element-less”. Instead of being “fire”, “snow”, “thunder” (lightning) or anything, his is out of “nothingness”.

    So upon mastering his “Heavenly God Technique”, he would obviously be “unrivaled” by anyone else, as far as “Heavenly Force”‘s went… What this “Heavenly Force” is is basically “Soul Force” for now, later “Force of Heaven”… I mean the name of the technique is “Heavenly God”… If you cultivate the “Earthly God Technique”, you would probably get the “Force of Earth” mastered more than anyone else…

    Anyway… Soul realm is like a human’s body, which contains the Soul force. It’s like a ‘spiritual body’, that contains the person’s ‘spirit’; just as the ‘physical body’ contains all the ‘organs’, ‘blood’ and anything physical of a person. Soul realm is usually ranked by it’s ‘size’. That is how much Soul force it can contain, in numbers. Thus all the “ranking”… But in Nie Li’s case, his “vine” in his soul realm, is “condensing” “soul force”, thus resulting in Nie Li’s soul realm being smaller than the actual amount it contains. So even if he’s Gold rank now, if you counted his soul force (after extraction from the vine of the soul of course), it might be same as Black Gold rank’s soul force amount.
    The thing is Nie Li has yet to use soul force from this “vine”. So for now, he is just at his rank, and can beat stronger guys due to his Demon Spirits and other methods. But when he starts to be able to “control” this “vine”… well that moment will be EPIC, and he will probably beat someone “ranked” way higher than him.

    This “vine” in the end, “condenses” “foul force”/”Force of Heaven”, thus giving Nie Li “control” over “soul force”/”Force of Heaven”; instead of him like blowing up due to excess amount of soul force. So he’s like the master of “Spiritual Power” or something like that…

    1. Thank you for the explanation!

      Question: Does the vine condense Nie Li’s demon beasts soul force too? I would assume so, since he feeds them his soul force to ‘nuture’ them, and his soul force is condensed, as you so kindly explained.

  7. What people really should be asking is what is going to happen to Nie Li upon mastering this “Power of Law”…
    I mean there are 6 “Gods of Power of Law” that are dead right? So if Nie Li masters one of them, does he become a “God”? (this is not the same god used in Christianity, rather in Buddhism or something like that…) of that “Power of Law”?
    Like Nie Li become the “God of Power of Light”? hahaha. So when you become a “God”, what happens? What’s the difference? Maybe even if Nie Li dies, he can resurrect in tens of thousand of years, just like this Goddess of Fire is doing right now.

    Anyway the difference between the “Power of Law” and “Soul Force” is also in to question.
    Soul Force is obviously “invisible”, only “felt” to the user and the person being used on. But this “Power of Law” seems to become “visible”. Like instead of Rasengan, it’s “Rasen Shuriken” (wind element). So you can probably do Chidori with other elements. In Nie Li’s case “light”.

    But if the translation here is correct… Than “Power of Law” and “Soul Force” seems to be “similar”. Nie Li says that the “Power of Law” is just much “purer”… So “Soul” of that “element”? probably. Instead of like the “soul” people living things, like when it happened on the Glory city walls at the War, Nie Li feels the “souls” of the dead Demon Apes. But it is like the “soul” of an element. So the theory in the end is that all elements have “life” in them (soul). Thus Nie Li is going to master the “Soul of Light”, become in control of it.

    Perhaps, since the 6 Gods are dead, lots of the “soul of that element” is “not being used” by that God, thus resulting in abundance of that “power of law” in the “environment”, thus “easier to master”… Probably…

    1. There is the “Google” translated chapters and “Microsofttanslator” translated ones that i know of, as far as computerized translations go.

      Were you asking about something else?

      1. I have already read upto ch412 but want to to read further “lnmtl.com” only offer upto ch.412 till date , is there other site from which I can read or raw chapters which please do tell
        Thank you for the info and recommend other please attach links too thanks btw what are these google translate you were talking about give links for that too

        1. I believe that’s as far as the “raw”s are out.
          And as you know already, it’s released daily.

          So the “translations” are “instant” (well, since it’s computerized). So, you’re not missing out on anything.

          Thyria seems to think that there would be 500-600 chapters. But from what I’m reading, i don’t think the story is even at the “half” point yet.
          I mean just for example, Nie Li can have up to 7 Demon Spirits, but he only has 3 for now.
          And his past life, when he fought the Sage, the Sage had 6 Diety Demon Beasts. But Nie Li has only 2. Well, Plume Goddess (Fire) is not really a “pet”, but that’s how she is treated in the main world, right? As not that strong. plus the mystery egg that hatched, that makes it 2. So he needs 4 more animals… Maybe Duan Jian counts as a “pet”… Cause he’s like a “servant” (slave), and he’s not exactly human. he’s like dragon/bird/human hahaha.

          Well anyway, he needs to go “treasure hunting” in other “subsidiary worlds” like his own (to fight against the Sage). Also the “main world” has been explained that it’s not the “biggest” world. There are other “main world”s; and there “could be” “bigger world”s…

          So in my opinion, the story could go on until at least 1000.

          1. 500 no it can not be this small my estimation are this too but you should read ch412 again (can not spoil the fun ?For others ).
            he can you know cultivate in matter of minutes so maybe it can , may be couldn’t. Don’t know but wish I could know what happens next thanks I craving it

  8. “He has never removed his clothes in front of a lady, other than Ye Ziyun.”

    Didn’t the author state, that there were a few other women after Ye Ziyun in his previous before he got killed by the Sage Emperor? And he always kept his pants on for hundreds of years (minus the time in the book)? I can hardly believe he got the mental strength for that or that he lost his carnal desires.

    So it’s probably another case of the author forgetting what he wrote in earlier chapters and the only thing that stayed in his head was ‘Nie Li must remain pure and faithful to Ye Ziyun (and forget about the humane way ;-))’.

    1. Lol i thought the same thing.

      I think the author when he was writing some of the previous chapter thought “wait, people will think that Nie Li only had sex once in his entire life even though he lived for centuries. I better change this”. Then he came up with the part saying that there were a few other women after Ye Ziyun, but he only loved her.

      Since that was just an after thought the author totally forgot about it and worte here in this chapter that he has never removed his clothes in front of a lady, other than Ye Ziyun.

      That was a little dumb, but it’s not the first time that i saw some inconsistencies here, but it’s better to forget and move on.

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