TDG Chapter 256

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Chapter 256 – Desert Palace

After Ye Ziyun arrived to the Endless Desert, she discovered fragments of memories from her previous life.

Furthermore, Xiao Ning’er had said that in her dreams, there were scenes of her entering the Black Devil Forest!

These events were definitely not coincidental!

Just what is going on?

Nie Li could vaguely sense that the matter regarding his rebirth was definitely much more complex than he’d originally thought! The more he thought about it, the more it frightened him. Just who was capable creating such a situation?

He could sense that in order to unveil the entire mystery, the first step would be to find the Temporal Demon Spirit Book and head for the Draconic Ruins Realm. He would never find the answers if he stayed in the Tiny World.

As he watched Xiao Ning’er’s pained expression, Nie Li suddenly understood that meeting her was definitely not a coincidence. Xiao Ning’er’s fate is the same as Ye Ziyun’s: destiny had tied the two girls to him. No matter what, he decided to bring Ye Ziyun and Xiao Ning’er along in his search for answers.

The group continued their search for days throughout the vast barren wasteland.

According to his memory, the Desert Palace should be somewhere nearby.

Lu Piao, who was standing next to him, said dispiritedly, “Nie Li, are you sure that this Desert Palace is nearby? Duan Jian’s been flying in the sky for so long, searching for days, yet we still haven’t found that Desert Palace!”

“The Desert Palace is definitely nearby! Let’s continue our search for it!” Nie Li solemnly said after a brief moment.

When Lu Piao saw Nie Li’s confidence, he said, “Fine then, we’ll continue the search!”

The group searched the surroundings without rest.

Nie Li’s brows were furrowed tightly. According to his memories, the Desert Palace should be nearby. But why couldn’t they find even a shadow of it after searching for so many days? It made no sense that they couldn’t find such an enormous and majestic structure after searching for so long.

Nie Li slowly walked through the yellow sands as he recalled his memories. Gradually, he entered into a profound state.

As he walked, memories from his previous life flashed through his head.

In that life, he walked alone through the barren lands as the people at his side fell one after another. He entered an unconscious state as though he was swimming in a dream. Under the distant blazing sun, a vast palace appeared on the horizon.

He was so shocked by the appearance of the palace that he thought he had actually reached heaven, the legendary palace of the gods.

Step by step, he moved closer to the Desert Palace. His entire body was enveloped in a golden luster, until he reached the entrance of the Desert Palace. He then pushed those giant golden doors open and a dazzling glow nearly blinded him, making him unable to open his eyes. With great difficulty, he forced his eyes open and saw vast sculptures sitting in the palace. Each sculpture was different from the others; there was a golden armoured giant, a poverty looking girl, and all other sorts of fantastical creatures. Under the feet of these giant sculptures was a path that led ahead.

Nie Li followed the path and reached a strange altar, placed with all kinds of scrolls written with powerfully dense words. At the very center of this altar was the Temporal Demon Spirit Book.

A strange energy spread throughout the mysterious book as Nie Li reached his hand out towards it. From that point on, his life had been irreversibly changed.

Nie Li stayed in his profound within the profound state as a multitude of scenes continued to flash through his mind. He continued to walk ahead with a blank look on his face.

Sensing that Nie Li was acting strange, Du Ze and the others followed him, though they were confused as to what was going on.

Lu Piao reached out and intended to give Nie Li a shake to wake him, but was stopped by Du Ze. Nie Li’s state seemed as though he were training.

Nie Li walked for another thousand meters, then suddenly seemed woke up. He opened his eyes and stared at the empty space before him and froze to the spot as if in shock!

Everyone turned in the direction Nie Li was looking. Only an endless desert stretched before them; there was no hint of a Desert Palace. There were however, many ancient and badly damaged sculptures scattered around in the sands.

These sculptures looked as if they were thousands of years old. Their original features were already indistinguishable.

Only a sense of bleakness could be seen in their eyes.

The wind whistled as it scraped up clouds of sand, as if it wanted to tell them something.

“How could this be?”Nie Li stared dumbfoundedly at the scene before him. When he visited the Desert Palace in his previous life, it had been a vast and majestic structure, as though it had been built by the gods, indestructible and timeless. But now, when he returned in this life, the same place had already become ruins.

Lu Piao looked at Nie Li in confusion. “Nie Li, what’s wrong? Is this the Desert Palace that you’ve been talking about? Didn’t you say that it was supposed to be a majestic palace? Why did it turn into ruins?”

Du Ze and the others were also very puzzled. Before they’d arrived, Nie Li had described several times that the Desert Palace was a very majestic place, like a palace of the ancient gods.

However, now that they’d reached it, it wasn’t at all as Nie Li had described.

It’s very likely that Nie Li had learned of the Desert Palace’s existence from some treasure map or ancient record. However, now that they’d reached it and observed it in its current state, the Desert Palace had already been destroyed. It was very likely the work of demon beasts, right?

However, he doesn’t know the answer to that right now. Nie Li is currently experiencing headache as he couldn’t wrap his head around. He walked forward in accordance to his memories, and a short while later he more or less reached the spot where the altar was supposed to be. But aside from some broken fragments, nothing else was there! The other scriptures couldn’t even be found, not to mention the Temporal Demon Spirit Book!

Where could the Temporal Demon Spirit Book have gone to?

Could it have vanished?

Nie Li felt an intense pain in his head, as though he was being torn apart. The scenes before his eyes constantly twisted. The images of Lu Piao, Du Ze and the rest twisted with it. Everything became surreal.

“Arghh!” Nie Li issued a miserable howl and felt as though his brain was about to be torn apart.

“Nie Li, what’s going on?”

“Nie Li!” Ye Ziyun, Xiao Ning’er, and the rest all anxiously called out his name.

However, Nie Li’s hearing gradually faded away as his consciousness slowly blurred and he fell to the ground.

The Desert Palace was no longer here.

Temporal Demon Spirit Book was also gone.

Just what was going on? Through the intense pain, Nie Li’s consciousness entered into a silent darkness.

One month later, Glory City.

Everything flourished and bustled as it had been before. The various families from the Abyss Prison Realm and Heavenly Fate Plateau have already made themselves home, making Glory City even livelier. The walls of Glory City have also been raised by several meters and a surging energy clouded above the city.

The defenses of Glory City had tightened, with a total of five Ten Thousand Demonic Beast Arrays laid around the city, in addition to tons of other defensive methods. Even if it was invaded by a massive demon beast horde, Glory City could withstand it in its entirety.

At the martial field of the Holy Orchid Institute, a large number of youths are currently training.

Every move the youths made was filled with vigor. The tree that stood by the side of the field whistled in the wind.

These youths were all practising powerful cultivation techniques. There are already quite a few of them who have reached Silver rank Demon Spiritualist.

They are the future of Glory City. One day, when they become adults, they will become the power that protects Glory City. Not far from the field was a group of three to four-year-old children laughing and playing about.

Close to the martial field, atop a tree, sat a huge bird created entirely of metal. Anyone who saw it wouldn’t be able to resist a satisfied smile, as the bird’s expression looked almost human.

After staying for a brief moment, the bird took off as a streak of light across the sky.

City Lord’s Mansion

Ye Ziyun was currently bathing in her yard of the mansion with a look of deep gloom and sadness written on her face. One month has already passed, but Nie Li still hadn’t regained consciousness. During this period of time, she and Xiao Ning’er took turns watching over him. Right now was Xiao Ning’er’s shift so Ye Ziyun returned home to bathe.

She quietly sat as the water reflected her beautiful face. The outline of her perfect figure could also be seen in the water.

Two tears fell from her face. She wanted to let that person know how much she yearned for him; however, it was already too late for some words to be said.

Her heart was filled with pain as she prayed to the heavens. As long as Nie Li could regain his conscious, she would be willing to give anything, even her life!

Suddenly, a knocking sound came from outside as Xiao Xue’s voice sounded, “Ye Ziyun, Nie Li seems to have regained a little of his consciousness! Ning’er is calling you to go quickly!”

“Nie Li regained consciousness?” Ye Ziyun was stunned for a brief moment, then she immediately stood up from the water. There was no time to spare on caring for little things. Droplets of water dripped from her jade white skin as she quickly tidy up and left her room after putting on her clothes.

After exiting her room, she immediately stepped into another yard of the City Lord’s Mansion.

In another yard in the City Lord’s Mansion, Nie Li was lying on a bed with his eyes closed. Occasionally, a trace of a pained expression would flash across his face.

Since Ye Ziyun left, Xiao Ning’er had been standing guard at Nie Li’s side. Throughout the entire month, she hadn’t taken a single break nor gotten a good rest. Her face was haggard and her eyes were red, betraying the fact that she had been crying. Her jade white hands were tightly clasped onto Nie Li’s as she tried to send her own soul force into his body. When she sensed a slight movement in Nie Li’s hand, she immediately sent Xiao Xue to fetch Ye Ziyun.

Earlier, it was as though the energy in Nie Li’s body had been sucked dry. No matter what they tried, nothing worked. But now, she could sense the strength returning slowly to him. She immediately wiped the tears off her face as she sent more soul force into his body.

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135 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 256” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Maybe, there are somethings you can’t rewire and the Temporal Demon Spirit Book was already inside him. Remember there is no vine in his previous life?

      1. I feel that once the flower on his vine blooms, he will either know the location of the book, or already have the knowledge of the book inside him. He might already be in a coma trying to gain the book’s knowledge because the flower bloomed when he went to where he found the book in his past lifetime.

        1. I also feel it may go to the endless desert later, but because they went there early, it has not arrived yet. But if that’s the case, then someone or something brought the temporal demon spirit book to the palace and rebuilt it.

          1. Well this might have been answered in the next chapters which you should have read, but anyway i’ll say what i think. I believe that the temporal demon spirit book was the reason the palace was maintained. Since the book was taken, the palace got destroyed which means that either some things haven’t returned to how they were or someone else took it.

            First case means that either the book was integrated to him (= the vine) or the book lies were it was left by him before he died (that’s a bit far-fetched but if we think the the book is responsible for the time travel, then maybe it is excempt from it.

            2nd case means that sth is different (for example: the Sage king already predicted something about Nie Li and the book and took care of it, which in Nie Li’s memory shouldn’t happen for thousand years yet(or maybe hundreds?? not sure about the time frame since Nie Li spent so much time in the book’s space).

      2. Would make sense, go back to chapter 38 when he found the first page of the book, it was calling out to him.

        Also when he unsealed emperor kong ming’s coffin the white light engulfing him seemed to stimulate the mystery in his soul realm, i want to think the light was from the 1 page of the book…

      1. except he must be able to since he was in the tiny world in Nie Li’s previous life. He had to be to have gone and destroyed everyone who came into contact with Nie Li. unless he sent hench demon beasts to do it

          1. Resurecting? im refering to all the human civilizations that nie li came across being killed by the sage emperor cause he calculated that Nie Li would be his natural enemy

  1. It should more likely be a parallel timeline than the past.

    And I don’t think he would find Temporal Demon Spirit Book anymore. That vine in his soul realm has something to do with the book.

    1. If it was a parallel timeline then they wouldn’t have memories of past lives. Maybe the tiny world is an isolated time pocket that keeps replaying the lives of its young heroes until the sage emperor is finally defeated.

      1. you may be right , that is the theory i was thinking as well , and the fact the Palace is destroyed it might have to do with the fact that Nie Li already has the book inside him and that book was the thing that supported the entire palace so since Nie Li took the book in his previous life that book was not there and the palace crumbled not having any power source to keep it whole . He must rush to the Draconic Realm and find the last 7 pages and my guess is that those 7 pages might have a double this time if you remember the time when he went home and found that page that was the same with the one he had it means that even Nie Li clan is connected to the temporal Spatial BOOK and the fact that he found it and the book accepted him as master it’s not a coincidence . It’s just one thing i am concerned that the Book might be in another realm and someone got a hold of it by know and it will be used later against Nie Li .

        1. from my point of view he will forget all his memory now because when he was fighting sage emperor at last moment he ranked up and defeated sage emperor and now he was granted a wish to meet everyone ones again and return the book to it’s original place now that he went that desert place the book within him is returned to it’s place and all his knowledge will vanish and again he will become that timed old nie li and then he will be loved by her lover and again he same cycle will happen to him this could be his destiny it is just a theory though

          1. where did he defeated the Sage Emperor , and frankly i have no clue whatsoever about what you are saying really . Can you try to use english please ?”

          2. @artdancer Nie li repeating the same cycle is unlikely to happen. In my theory, the vine is actually the temporal demon spirit book, it was giving Nie Li a chance to get his life back while finding the other pages. Like how the temporal demon spirit book hold the Majestic Desert Palace in whole, that is also it ways of how the temporal demon spirit book hold Nie Li’s memories and soul back to his previous life, denying the law of God of Time and Space.

          3. @ theobest, but how do you explain Ning’er and Ziyun having memories as well? On another note I was thinking it’d be hilarious if it turned out Nie Li was the sage emperor and there’s actually a reason behind the sage emperor’s actions.

          4. It’s been stated numerous times that Nie Li defeated the Sage Emperor, but in the same battle perished because of some god-class beasts that he brought with him to fight Nie Li with.

            As for Ning’er and Ziyun having memories now: Soul Array. Their souls are intrinsically tied to each other now, so they are connected to him and share those parts of his memories that have to do with them. That’s why things get foggy for Ning’er when she tries to think of what happened past the Devil Forest- Nie Li doesn’t know, so he can’t pass on that information to her.

          5. @Kainyusanagi
            when? all it has ever said that he was strong enough however due to being outnumbered by the sage emerpor’s demon beasts that he was gravely wounded by the time he fought with him and that’s why he died.

            Nothing has ever stated he won, more importantly we still yet do not know what significance the sage emperor has in the story or why he was messing with nei li and destroyed the souls of his friends and family he collected and was trying to resurrect. perhaps that was the original beef nei li had, but then since this time around he’s saving his comrades he shouldn’t have a beef with the sage emperor, then again it could just be pay back for the previous life.

  2. @brand as i recall from past chapters i know he ranked up at last min may be he did defeated sage emperor but he can not recall it just as nie li have duan jian as his men sage emperor had 60 beast that does not mean that he has to be stronger that beast he might have method to control them and from what have i read i can remember that the did ranked up that sage emperor in last fight so this could be possible
    and about fading his memories as return his brain was like tearing apart so his future soul might be separating from his old soul well all this are theories though

  3. @Andrewtron about soul of ziyun and ninger it can be said that nie li garbed all important soul and was gonna recreate their bodies until then they must be kept inside that book so they gradually return to past just like nie li and only nie li remembered what was going on because he was using that book and don’t tell u are actually thinking that nie li fought him self as sage emperor that is really can not happen

  4. My theory: He is not in the right state. Logically, how the Desert Palace, a huge structure was able to survive the demon beast? It must be a Mind/soul construct that can only be reached in a certain state. Last time, he was in a near death state, alone and depressed.

    Though, the theory the book became the vine makes sense. But doesn’t explain the headache and coma. Waiting for the next chapter eagerly.

    1. Eh? they never once described when he got the book, in all likelihood he got it when he came back to the desert later on when he was much stronger, it has said that he traversed the world after escaping glory city hence why he has the knowledge he does, the book only bought him the time to study but he retrieved the knowledge himself by exploring ruins of their ancient civilizations.

      1. They just decribed it. Just now. “In that life, he walked alone through the barren lands as the people at his side fell one after another. He entered an unconscious state as though he was swimming in a dream. Under the distant blazing sun, a vast palace appeared on the horizon.”

        And, in the precedent chapter: “Nie Li still clearly remembered the events that occurred after they escaped into the Endless Desert. In order to save him, Ye Ziyun died from a demon beast’s attack. Nie Li originally intended to follow her in death, but her dying words begged him to guard her remaining clansmen. However, as they travelled deeper into the Endless Desert, one man fell after another. By the time Nie Li reached the Desert Palace, he was all alone.”

        I thought too that he found the book only when he was already powerful. But it’s the way around it seems. He unlocked the potential to be powerful because of the book.

        1. hmm thanks for that, it was so subtle and long ago that i had forgotten that detail, but again it did not state he acquired it then either, though probably does imply that fact.

          1. It does: “Nie Li followed the path and reached a strange altar, placed with all kinds of scrolls written with powerfully dense words. At the very center of this altar was the Temporal Demon Spirit Book.

            A strange energy spread throughout the mysterious book as Nie Li reached his hand out towards it. From that point on, his life had been irreversibly changed.”

    1. dont think there is a chapter today, the way you stated seems innocuous but dont ask for chapters.

      i’m a fellow leecher (and occasional donor) however i’ve seen many other projects where translators quit, some people start getting it in their head for some wacked out f’ed up reason that the translators owe them chapters.

      I don’t know how things work here on wuxia world however i do know most fan translators do not make any money for their efforts.

      Just be patient, we’re lucky enough that this releases near daily, among the various series i follow this one gets the most updates.

      Also, because i have yet to say so, thanks for the chapter!~

      1. Lol.. Im not asking for chapter.. Just read the description on chapter 254.. He said there will be no chapter on friday.. Nxt monday and wednesday.. Meaning saturday and sunday have.

  5. Called it! Though i thought either the book wasn’t there or the palaca wasn’t there, not that Nie Li would find the ruins of the palace, because that means this is not a parallel timeline, but the “next” timeline, which opens so many different evolution paths for the future that Nie Li doesn’t know it will probably means he will have something he did in the “previous” timeline to come back to bite him…

    Thanks for the chapter!

  6. She would give her life to him? I bet she’s going to ignore and distance herself from him again when he wakes up -.-

    And it sucks how everything is centering around the two girls, what about his guy friends? We almost never get any time on them

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