TDG Chapter 248

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Chapter 248 – Confrontation

If they were to journey to the Draconic Ruins Realm in the future, then every ounce of strength his companions are able to gain means more power to protect themselves!

“Let’s try and move up another floor!” Nie Li said after a brief moment. The others who’d gone ahead of them should’ve already reached the higher levels of the Black Infernal Tower. Therefore, their group should also catch up and take a look.

When Ye Ziyun, Xiao Ning’er, and the rest of the group reached the third floor, they found that they could still easily endure the pressure. They only felt a slight pressure, except for Lu Piao and Xiao Xue; however, those two could still endure and could probably continue another floor up.

They ascended the stairs as a group.

At the same time, in the ninth layer of the Nine-Layered Deathlands.

The Nether Master, Ling Yun, and the other experts were astonished. They had just witnessed Nie Li subdue the Celestial Qilin and integrated it with Du Ze.

“The Nether Master’s perception is indeed extraordinary. The inscription patterns that he used seems to be some kind of secret Soul Seal technique that should only appear in the Draconic Ruins Realm. Even someone of my level couldn’t come in contact with it. I wonder where he obtained it from?” Ling Yun’s eyes were bursting with curiosity as she wondered how many more secrets Nie Li was hiding.

The remaining experts were muttering to themselves. Although Nie Li’s talent is incomparable to the white clothed youth’s, the methods that he exhibited were very astonishing.

The Nether Master glanced at the grey clothed middle-aged man as he lightly laughed. “I must congratulate brother Tian Hun instead. The youth next to mine has integrated with the Celestial Qilin demon beast. The creature will slowly transform his bloodline and turn him into a supreme genius!”

The expert named Tian Hun, who was sitting next to the Nether master, was bursting with joy in his heart. Although the Celestial Qilin chained in the Black Infernal Tower had yet to reach adulthood and form its core, integrating into Du Ze’s body would still turn him into a supreme genius. Before this, he didn’t think very highly of Du Ze. But now, his opinion of Du Ze has undergone a drastic change.

“Haha, it’s all thanks to you!” Tian Hun cupped his hands as he chuckled.

In the Draconic Ruins Realm, the master and disciple are considered one. If someone betrays his or her master, that person would be named a traitor by all the large sects and pursued until death. Once a master establishes a relationship with the disciple, it would become a very stable and reliable relationship. If the disciple achieves glory in the future, the glory would also reflect on his or her master and allow the master to obtain high status within the sects.

That was the reason why these powerful experts wanted to snatch disciples from the Tiny World. Although they themselves were considered supreme existences within the Tiny World, their positions in the Draconic Ruins Realm’s sects weren’t very high.

“I wonder what surprises that youth will bring me?” The Nether Master observed Nie Li’s figure through the puddle of water, his face carrying a trace of a smile.

The fourth floor of the Black Infernal Tower

There were already dozens of people on this floor of the tower. Cang Ming, Mu Ye, and Hua Huo, who have been competing so intensely earlier, were all present. However, the pale faced, white clothed youth wasn’t on this floor.

Could that youth have gone to the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower?

Just as Nie Li and his party reached the fourth floor, Cang Ming’s eyes moved away from the next set of stairs that led upwards. In his gaze was anger and an unwillingness to admit defeat. In this selection exam for the Master of the Nether Realm, he had been aiming for first. However, he just witness a person heading to the fifth floor, while he himself had been forced back multiple times due to the intense black flames.

This meant that the strength of Cang Ming’s soul was far from that guy’s!

Just as Cang Ming was about to give up hope, Nie Li and his group came trudging up the stairs. He couldn’t go up to the fifth floor and the amount of people coming to the fourth floor was steadily increasing. Therefore, he would seem very mediocre in this floor!

Hua Huo and Mu Ye also opened their eyes, glanced at Nie Li, and turned away. They were also unable to step onto the fifth floor and everyone currently present on the fourth floor was a competitor of the same level. Not to mention that the other party was such a large group: they were a little shocked.

Just where were these people from? Why haven’t they seen them before?

After reaching the fourth floor, Lu Piao, Xiao Xue, Wei Nan, and the rest could no longer hold up, whereas Du Ze, Ye Ziyun, and Xiao Ning’er still looked like they had a little energy left; however, they were also incapable of heading even higher in the tower. The only ones remaining were Nie Li, Yu Yan, and Duan Jian who appeared to endure effortlessly.

The entire fourth floor was blazing with black flames that made Lu Piao and the rest feel as though their entire bodies were boiling.

“You guys remain on this level. I will head up to the fifth floor to take a look around with sister Yu Yan.” Nie Li said towards Du Ze and the rest. He then glanced at Duan Jian and said, “Duan Jian, you’ll remain on the fourth level to protect them!”

“Yes.” Duan Jian obeyed with respect.

Nie Li raised his head and glanced at the spiral staircase that led up. Could there be strange things hidden within the fifth floors and above?

“Nie Li, be careful!” Everyone warned out of concern.

“Yeah.” Nie Li nodded as he headed towards the fifth floor.

As he watched Nie Li’s actions, Cang Ming snorted from a distance, “How could the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower be so easily ascended?”

Earlier, when he tried to go further, he felt the black flames intensify with every step he took. At the sixth step, he was forced to retreat.

All the others tried as well, but no one could surpass Cang Ming’s record

The moment Nie Li put his foot on the first step, he instantly felt a blazing heat wave roll towards him. He raised his head and looked up the stairwell. It seems that reaching the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower really isn’t such an easy feat!

As Nie Li prepared to continue his ascension, everyone else in the fourth floor directed their attention over to him. They wanted to see just how far he could go, but didn’t believe that he could actually enter the fifth floor. Up until now, the only one who was able to accomplish it was that white clothed youth. Everyone else was far from it!

Under everyone’s watchful gazes, Nie Li continued step by step.

Second step, third step…

With every step he took, Nie Li felt the black flames surge with its terrifying pressure. He wondered how exactly that white clothed youth accomplished such a feat?

Could that person’s soul strength actually be that strong?

What Nie Li didn’t know was that the Demon Lord has been constantly practicing the Spiritual Constellation technique and, therefore, was suffering from the pain of having his soul burned every day. Therefore, the strength of his soul has already reached an unimaginable stage. Adding the fact that he has the Supreme Physique, these black flames don’t amount to much before the Demon Lord.

Nie Li furrowed his brows. Since there was someone who was able to step onto the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower, then he himself must not be inferior!

As Nie Li moved up step by step, Cang Ming and the rest fixed their eyes on him. When Nie Li reached the fifth step, they were already utterly shocked and couldn’t believe that Nie Li could still continue upwards.

The sixth step, seventh step……

Cang Ming had disbelief in his eyes. To think that there were actually two people who had stronger souls than himself!

For a long time, he had been named the number one genius of Nether City, so he simply couldn’t understand where these two popped out from. They made him feel utterly defeated.

Mu Ye and Hua Huo also spilled curiosity from their eyes. They also have no idea where Nie Li and that white clothed youth came from. To think that their talents were actually this shocking.

With every step Nie Li took, he refined his own mental state. Each step seemed to become a profound concept for him as he continued to absorb the black flames.

As for Yu Yan, she was simply overjoyed; once she entered the Black Infernal Tower. Since she had originally cultivated the Law of Fire, the surrounding black flames moved as if they were being sucked into a bottomless whirlpool.

As long as she has enough Law of Fire, her divine body will continue to grow stronger!

“Sister Yu Yan, do you know who left this Black Infernal Tower behind?” Nie Li asked. There were many things he couldn’t understand about this place.

Yu Yan’s mind drifted off as she replied, “Speaking of the Black Infernal Tower, its history is even longer than the Nine-Layered Deathlands’. Back in the extremely ancient times, there were two experts who gained insight on the legendary unbounded profound insight and fought over some object. Even the Spiritual Gods could only look on and didn’t dare to join the fray. It seems that these two experts simply appeared from nowhere, then disappeared the same way. Rumor has it that one died, while the other was wounded. This Black Infernal Tower is the treasure that escaped their hands. When this treasure landed here, the entire surrounding plains were transformed into a blazing inferno.”

“Unbounded profound insight?” Nie Li furrowed his brows. Could those two experts be the disciples of Emperor Kong Ming and have fought over the inheritance of the Emperor?

“No one could move this Black Infernal Tower from where it fell. Thereafter, some Spiritual Gods made use of it and turned it into a training ground.” Yu Yan continued, “As for the Celestial Qilin demon beast, I have no idea who locked it here.”

Nie Li nodded, clearly understanding why.

To have the strength that could leave even the Spiritual Gods in awe, Emperor Kong Ming was indeed extraordinary.

There were a total of five disciples who inherited the will of Emperor Kong Ming. If one was dead, didn’t that mean that only four were left? However, this was also a bad news; although one is dead, that also meant that the other has become even stronger.

Killing each other over the inheritance of Emperor Kong Ming. If he kills the other inheritors, he would obtain their unbounded profound insights.

A thought flashed through Nie Li’s head as he recalled that insane old man in the Abyss Prison Realm. There was a likely chance that the insane old man was one of the inheritors. Since he was constantly loitering around the stone and was repeating that chant, he had probably gained some insight and become one of the inheritors!

As to why the others hadn’t killed Nie Li himself yet, he thought of a possibility. The level of his unbounded profound insight was still too shallow. Therefore, it wasn’t worth killing him yet!

Just like the Celestial Qilin, there wasn’t any worth in killing the creature before it reached maturity. Once it reached adulthood and formed its core, it would become a priceless treasure.

As he thought about it, Nie Li couldn’t help feeling his back become covered in a cold sweat. Unknowingly, he had stepped into a plot.

“The current me is still too worthless to you. However, I’m afraid that in the future, you’ll regret letting me live.” A light flashed through the depths of Nie Li’s eyes. It seems like he has to hurry his trip to the Draconic Ruins Realm in order to raise his own strength.

Fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower

Once Nie Li climbed up to the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower, his gaze fell to the center of the chamber where the white clothed youth sat cultivating.

The white clothed youth sensed someone and abruptly opened his eyes, making eye contact with Nie Li.

The two people stayed where they were without a word.

Aside from Yu Yan, who was hiding in Nie Li’s sleeve, there was only the two of them on the fifth floor of the Black Infernal Tower.


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132 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 248” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

        1. Wow what a fascinating subject, immoral, hmm mabey we shall talk about that after we talk about the letter “A” but of course we should talk about greetings first right? But what is a greeting? What I amazing topic hmm.

    1. what i really want to know its that

      how the fck no one cares that Nie Li has 2 demon spirits?

      cause, if all my life ive been told that you just can have one and theres a person with 2 i would be like… da fck?

      did the author just forget about it?

      1. is simple , do you think the vines in his body are so simple or what . Or maybe the Master of the Nether Realm saw that he has two spirits and that is why he choosed him , you must have a certain level of power and insight to be able to see into someone soul or body to uncover his secrets . Remember other series like ISSTH where if you wanted to see someone cultivation you needed to have a higher cultivation than him , also the ATG where nobody was able to see Yun Che pearl inside his body because that was a treasure beyond comprehension and you had to be very strong to see something like that . There are certain items and techiniques made in such a way that you are not able to see them unless you meet certain conditions .

        1. If you read, it says he transformed to both spirits, every master could see that yet the autor doesnt say anything about it, no need for insight or any lvl to see that.

          1. thats exactly what im saying

            fanged panda and shadow devil dont even look alike to even consider that maybe they didnt notice that it was another demon spirit

            and i also wonder is he ever going to get those 5 other demon spirits? (don’t answer that dont want any spoilers :c)

      2. NO ONE has seen Nie Li transform into Shadow Devil form! He can quickly turn into it and go into void mode and people will think he miraculously made it out. Just like with the lightning last chapter.
        Also! No one can see how many demon spirits a person has! Only laws, objects that are profound and time and space aura. Very few can sense profound objects and time and space aura within a person. Nuff said.

        1. His friends are aware that he integrated with the Shado Devil and the Fanged Panda. At least Du Ze is. There was an episode where Du Ze literally referenced the Shadow Devil as a reason to why he didn’t worry much about Nie Li doing something dangerous (can’t remember what). The Fanged Panda is common knowledge to them.

      3. if I remember properly the on the beginning characters Nie Li said that he use to have 7 demon spirits on his pass life. But that is hard because it need a really high control for that.

    2. well one cant say easily that cheat code was activated also while our MC is using one of the biggest cheat code there is so there shouldnt be that much of problem

      1. Well, let’s be frank — majority of the MCs in these Light Novels that we drool over are walking cheat codes. Linley being a Dragonblood Warrior with the Coiling Dragon Ring, Yun Che constantly stumbling upon ‘hidden’ and ‘secret’ items/powers, Qin Yu with the Meteoric Tear — all to say, what fun is a light novel if the MC isn’t OP and a walking CC [no need to answer – I know there are other good stories out there where they aren’t]

        1. Nie Li stayed inside the stationary space-time realm within the Temporal Demon Spirit Book for hundreds of years, training and reading millions of books. Nie Li has actually worked for it, and not been given powers out of luck. I doubt many would spend time reading so many books like alchemy and learning inscription patterns that could be so boring. Cultivation techniques are very interesting to me, but not alchemy.
          BTW Before learning certain inscription patterns, you also need to learn the language for it. :L

    1. not really , remember that Nie Li does not know everything in that world so the techinique the Demon Lord is using might be one of those things , also perhaps he needs to see him using the techinique or something like that . You never know what needs to be done so he can figure out his techinique . He has indeed a lot of knowledge but that is not unlimited .

      1. Nah Nie Li is familiar with Spirit constellation tech, but what Nie Li might not be familiar are 2 things:

        1. effects of this tech might be slightly different for different races (remember people refer to demon lord as “demon” so his race is prob not human and natural characteristics of that race might look similar to ones caused by S.C. technique)

        2. The “supreme physique” might make the side effects less visible to others therefore they look within acceptable parameters.

        3. Nie Li might just think it could be another person practising spirit constellation technique. You mean to tell that out of 100Ks of most powerful cultivators in the nether realm only demon lord uses such a well known way to increase his lifespan? (I say well known since it is known even in Glory city, most of which is not even aware about things like powers of laws etc.)

        1. How can you guys forget that Sha Long had asked Nei Li if he also used the Spirit constellation tech and that Nei Li had figured out that the Demon Lord is using it as the leader of the Dark Guild is always called Demon Lord?

          1. Demon lord was from glory city, his original body was human.
            he was shunned from his family, went into hiding and found out
            about the emperor kong ming .
            he then returned to annihilated his family.

            but the author didnt say about the supreme physique body he currently used tho. he can change/ resurrect his body using the spirit constellation tech…

    1. Please, tell me the plot fallacies. I might explain a few of them. I have seen many people who don’t seem to have remembered what has happened and claimed it a plot hole or it will show up later again. I have read the raw chapters and quite a few things are cleared up, if I have to say so myself.

    1. I don’t think they’ll fight here…
      Does nie Li even know that this white clothed youth is the Demon Lord?
      And even if he does… is it in their mutual interest to start a fight and try to kill each other while trying to pass an exam?

      1. well maybe not a fight to death kind of thing. maybe a test to gauge nie li strength.
        demon lord knows about nie li from his disciples.
        remember, demon lord did say he going to look out for nie li in front of his follower before he dispersed them.

  1. Thanks for chapter

    also LOL

    all the people talking about this and that

    Dramatic Irony: Where the readers know something but it isn’t revealed to some or all of the characters

    And also the opposite (not sure the name): Where maybe having 2 demon spirits isn’t a big deal for people from draconic ruins either because there are many or to them demon spirits are nothing compared to the other cultivations

  2. Thanks for the chapter!
    Corrections:
    For a long time, he had been named the number one genius of Nether City, so he simply couldn’t understand where these two “popped” out from. They made him feel utterly “defeated”.

    “popped”>”pooped”
    “defeated”>”crap”

    -All is for the sect…

  3. from what i see many people understand the basics here and i am happy to see this . Indeed some techiniques require insight if they are high level ones and not everyone can see unless they meet specific conditions . If the Master of the Nether Realm had some sort of ultra perception or something to be able to see everything that happens in 100 meters or something like that then maybe he could have seen Nie Li second spirit , but for now the things that impress him about Nie Li are the inscriptions techiniques he possess which can only be acquired after you reach a certain level of power and visit certain places in the Draconic Realm . Please disagree and leave comment if that is not the case .

    1. well yeah, if someone made a novel where the MC is a common dude, who need to train for thousand of years like all the other nobodies, not encounter treats above his own level, and reach a bottleneck where he spend the rest of his life living a quiet, non famous life, only to hear the glory of some foreign genius who accomplished more in a hundred year than him in his whole life…

      would be boring…
      that could make for one interesting side story chapter, but not a whole novel

      1. Well in reality the MC did live for hundreds or thousands of years? training or whatever became like the second strongest in the worlds and lost to the sage or whatever (obviously exaggerating a bit) . This is just a N+ for him..

  4. So in the team: Nie Li, Ye Ziyun, Xiao Ninger, Duan Jian and now Du Ze have been chosen as disciples! 🙂
    As for Lu Piao, Xiao Xue and the 3 stooges… are they flashy enough to attract any attention from the Masters?

    Also wondering if Cang Ming, Mu Ye, and Hua Huo have been picked by someone… after all, they’re supposed to be the genuine geniuses of the Nether Realm! 😉

  5. Does anyone else find it funny that these ‘higher ups overseeing the happenings’ actually believe they can take Nei Li’s friends under their wings as disciples? Nei Li won’t allow anyone to take his ‘back up’ from him. He has been molding them for his own use not for some low ranked wannabes to take them away. What a joke lol.

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