TDG Chapter 291

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Chapter 291 – Senior and Junior Apprentices

Gu Bei and Lu Piao were dumbfounded. Nie Li was just too cool that moment when he turned around.

Gu Bei felt pity in his heart. What a waste! Nie Li that fellow was a wood-brain! Long Yuyin already said that she’d agree to whatever request he had, and he actually asked for her to stay further away from him. That was just too great of an opportunity. If he were him, he’d certainly make an interesting request for a beauty like Long Yuyin. Who knew? Maybe she’d yield after some resistance.

What a waste of such good opportunity!

Gu Bei kept shaking his head.

However, despite not knowing why, he still admired Nie Li a lot.

After Nie Li and his group left, the news quickly spread that Nie Li had beaten Long Yuyin in physical strength. Without a doubt, he’d become the most dazzling talent of his class and garnered many people’s attentions: especially the other geniuses, who all saw him as a formidable rival.

Long Yuyin’s courtyard

Hu Yong had been waiting here for a while now, but Long Yuyin still hadn’t returned as he felt extremely infuriated.

Long Yuyin had once wasted him and made him lose his masculine dignity. However, even after he was healed, he continued to dream of Long Yuyin day and night. He liked to see Long Yuyin wearing that tight outfit of hers, and seeing her voluptuous outline.

Even if Long Yuyin was crazy angry at him, he’d still slowly approach her. He felt that Long Yuyin was beautiful, even when she was angry.

However, the goddess in his heart, his fiancée had actually been humiliated by a nameless kid!

That was simply unbearable!

He wanted to mercilessly tear that kid apart to ease the hatred in his heart!

When Long Yuyin finally returned to her courtyard, she was still covered in dust, making a sorry sight with that dazed look on her face.

Nie Li’s words echoed in her ears. “Stay away from me! The farther, the better!” Ever since she was young, this was the first time anyone had said anything like that to her. The first time anyone had loathed her so much. The first time anyone had humiliated her to such an extent!

Though she didn’t know why, the emotions within her heart became very complicated.

That youth was the same age as herself and he’d won using only his own strength. Not to mention that it was a total defeat on her part. However, this made her curious as to exactly what kind of person he was. She wanted to become stronger, much stronger, to the point where Nie Li would be forced to see her as a worthy opponent!

However, he’d already told her to stay away from him. The farther, the better. Wouldn’t she be a little too cheap if she went back and earned another humiliation?

Her heart was filled with contradictions.

Hu Yong saw that Long Yuyin had returned. Although she was covered in dust, she was still as beautiful and charming as ever. His heart was heated as he immediately approached her and said, “Yin’er, you’ve returned? How are your injuries? This is the best medicine that I’ve brought from my family!”

Long Yuyin’s expression instantly changed to one of loathing when she saw Hu Yong’s face. “Hu Yong, don’t come looking for me anymore. If you ever come again, then don’t blame me for kicking you out!”

“Yin’er, don’t be like this.” Hu Yong saw that she was rather upset, so he continued, “Yin’er, seeing you like this pains my heart so much. Quick, apply the medicine first! Leave that Nie Li to me, I’ll definitely finish him for you! Back when he came out of the Saint Soul Grounds, I wanted to teach him a lesson, but was stopped by Nanmen Tianhai and Huang Yu, those old farts. However, you can rest assured. This time, Nie Li can only dream of escaping my grasp!”

Upon hearing Hu Yong’s words, Long Yuyin became stunned for a moment. Hu Yong had brought people to cause trouble for Nie Li? She furiously glared at him. “Who asked you to go and look for trouble? You said that it was me that sent you?”

Hu Yong immediately shook his head. “I didn’t say that you’re the one who sent me.”

Long Yuyin coldly glared at him. “Hu Yong, you’re only good at using your family’s strength. Without it, you’re a piece of trash. The contest between Nie Li and I was a head-on, a one-on-one duel, which I, Long Yuyin, lost. But so what? I can afford to lose. If you want to stick your neck out for me, then go ahead. Find Nie Li and fight him. If you can win against him, then I, Long Yuyin, will idolise you. But in reality, you’re just a weakling! Get lost and stay away from me. Don’t let me see you again. Otherwise, I’ll waste you a second time!”

“Yin’er, I…” Hu Yong still wanted to say something.

“Hu Yong, get lost now!” Long Yuyin yelled.

“You…” Hu Yong finally couldn’t bear it anymore and rebuked, “Long Yuyin, you think that you’re really that great? You’re just the seventh successor of the Dragonseal Family. You can only gain the qualifications for first successor by marrying me! Don’t be shameless when I’m giving you face!”

“Leave!” Long Yuyin gave him a kick that sent him flying out.

Hu Yong wailed miserably as Long Yuyin’s kick nearly snapped his waist. He climbed to his feet and fled in a sorry state.

Long Yuyin pulled her gaze away from him. So when Nie Li came out of the Saint Soul Grounds, Hu Yong had led his group and sought him out. Nie Li probably misunderstood and thought that it was her who sent Hu Yong and his group. Hu Yong’s actions made Long Yuyin the scapegoat. Her mind was tangled in distress; however, she wasn’t going to explain things to Nie Li.

Only a weakling would explain with words!

Today, she’d lost to Nie Li again. However, this time, her heart was at a loss. She was unwilling to accept defeat on the Saint Soul Board; but this time it was a physical confrontation that she had lost. A complete and thorough loss.

She’d always been proud of her physical strength; however, she still lost.

Long Yuyin wanted to cry. She’d always been eager to get stronger, never allowing anyone her own age to surpass her. However, this time, she’d suffered a total defeat in Nie Li’s hands. Her pride had been trampled by him.

Tears filled her eyes. She felt like a wounded stray dog, licking her wounds in her courtyard, all alone.

She thought about her fight with Nie Li and bit her teeth. She still didn’t want to accept the defeat.

When she was about to enter her room, a figure suddenly appeared in her courtyard. This person was as beautiful as herself, but also had the trace of an ethereal aura that made her seem like a fairy. It was Ying Yueru. She showed a meaningful smile from the corner of her mouth.

Upon seeing her, Long Yuyin immediately wiped the tears from her face and put on a cold expression. “Why have you come?”

Ying Yueru smiled with a gentle expression. “Junior Sister, it’s been a long time since we’ve met.”

Long Yuyin stared at Ying Yueru with a frosty expression. A murderous aura emanated from her, even though she understood that she wasn’t Ying Yueru’s match. “Demoness! You were the death of our Master! And you still have the face to come see me? If it wasn’t for Master’s dying wish, I would’ve killed you already!”

“I’ve said this before. It wasn’t me who killed our Master; her fate had arrived. Destiny only borrowed my hand to put it to an end.” Ying Yueru’s voice was ethereal as she continued, “Master had received the teachings of Ancestral Master Phaseless. Although her cultivation was only at the Heavenly Axis Realm, she held a powerful position of in the Divine Feathers Sect. She was tasked with performing divinations and selecting the Divine Feather Sect’s Master. Because of that identity of hers, she was fated to die!”

Long Yuyin furiously glared at Ying Yueru. “Demoness! I don’t care what explanation you try with that glib tongue of yours! I’ll never believe you!”

At Long Yuyin’s reaction, Ying Yueru shook her head and sighed. “Yin’er, in this world, you’re the only person who’s close to me. You have a hard-headed personality and you will face heavy trials in the future. By the time you realise it, some things will have already become lost to you. And when you yearn for them again, they will be forever out of your reach. So why bother?”

Long Yuyin coldly stared at her Senior Sister. “Ying Yueru, are you trying to put a curse on me?”

“This isn’t a curse, but a divination.” Ying Yueru shook her head and continued, “There are too few who can truly alter destiny…” Suddenly, she thought of a specific person, and the corner of her mouth twitch upwards. Maybe, could that person succeed?

“You learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique from Master?” Long Yuyin’s face changed as her voice trembled, “You’ll die!”

“Everyone will die in the end!” Ying Yueru smiled as she continued, “Only after learning the [Heaven’s Divination] technique did I understand Master’s thoughts! Ancestral Master Phaseless once said, ‘virtuous like water, for water does not compete’. In the past, I couldn’t understand those words; only after I learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique did I figure it out. Everything we know is but a fabrication, an illusionary blink of the ancient past. Only by shattering the illusion can we turn everything into reality.”

Long Yuying frowned. “What are you saying?” Did everyone who learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique speak so strangely?

“Someone else will come along and explain on my behalf. I must go now. Good luck to you! Often, no matter how strong a person appears on the outside, they are still frail and weak in their hearts. So what if you’ve fought before?” Ying Yueru lightly smiled and strolled away.

Long Yuyin once held extreme hatred for Ying Yueru. But now that she knew that Ying Yueru had learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique, the hatred within her heart lessened. Ying Yueru’s life and death were in her hands; if she told anyone that Ying Yueru had learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique, Ying Yueru would die!

However, Ying Yueru had still told her. At the very least, it proved that her heart are still opened.

Perhaps the death of their Master was just like Ying Yueru had said. Was there really a story behind it?

Long Yuyin watched Ying Yueru leave before looking away. Although she wouldn’t tell anyone that Ying Yueru had learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique, she still couldn’t forgive her for the time being.

She returned to her own room and smeared medicine salve onto her wounds. Her jaw slightly trembled with a low groan. She had wounds all over her body. Try as she might, she couldn’t prevent them from reminding her of Nie Li’s loathful expression. Nie Li had treated her like dust!

However, the more someone treated her like dust, the more she wanted to prove herself to them.

Long Yuyin’s right hand tightly gripped her quilt as her heart became filled with a sense of unyielding. There will definitely come a day when I become stronger than you, when I no longer have to be looked down upon by you!


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129 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 291” - NO SPOILERS

      1. I think it’s a bit more complicated than that. I mean, it’s not too surprising to consider that, they’re all a world within a world within a world…etc.
        The Tiny World already proves this train of thought, there’s nothing that we know of to prove that there are no even greater boundaries.

        That being said, perhaps she really is referring to the time-shift, considering that something like that can happen and completely alter fate, their lives really do seem illusionary, especially when impossible memories float back to them. But I fancy the pseudo well-within-a-well imagery better.

      2. I think she means that at this point, this world is not certain, if Nie Li doesn’t cement this world by killing the sage emperor, who killed him, then this world will cease to exist, returning to the original history.

  1. I’m just saying Nie Li is over 250 years old. If he didn’t have all that knowledge and his past life fighting experience, doing a 1v1 at the same age as her, he would’ve been the one eating dust and spiting up blood; just saying.

    1. He is many times older then you believe him to be, he used the demon temperal book to study for a very long time inside the book. Although it is true that he is old, it is only his soul and not his body, if he fought here with his body being very old then it would have lots of strength and thus making an unfair advantage.

      1. The point behind martial arts, is to actually compensate for the lack of brute strength. It puts precision over power, so…He doesn’t really need anything more than honed reflexes and a bit of stamina.

      1. then what’s the use?? if you were like him and had been reincarnated would you not use your knowledge from your past life?? its only fair that he uses his past experience or else what is the use of him reincarnating?? would he reincarnate just to get his family and friends killed like what happened in his past life?? I must say this, Your Argument is Invalid!.. *Sigh*

        Edit: Thanks for the chapter btw….

    2. Yet Long Yuyin has blood dragon lineage and resources helping her. Nie Li achieved everything so far from his previous life until now by himself (his smarts and knowledge).

    3. But if she didn’t have her Divine Dragon’s body, which she seems to think is the be all end all, then she would have lost to others her age much more often. The fact that she relies on the dragon’s physique power isn’t bad. It’s bad because she relies on it AND thinks everyone else is pitiful for not being able to keep up with her. He knows they can’t keep up with him in physical combat, but he doesn’t call the other students trash just because they haven’t been as fortunate as he has.

  2. Seem like we got a little bit of understanding of the situation surrounding his master’s death. Will he ever be able to prevent it? Seems like many are betting on it and hope he does or all will clopse into dust and vanish. :/

    The question is how long tilk that sage emperor appears/awakens?
    wasn’t it few hundred years?
    So by then he should be powerful enough, right?

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

    1. Ahem

      Nie Li’s Master just performed a divination and then she now knows who Nie Li. She said that the Sage Emperor will notice and make a move on Nie li when the latter reach the Heavenly Axis Realm. No need to worry because Nie Li’s fate has been transfered to his master and thee Sage Emperor will be distracted for the time being.

      Heaven Ranks – Heavenly Fate->Heavenly Star->HEAVENLY AXIS->Dao of the Dragon->Martial Ancestor—————————————————————————>Sage Emperor?

      1. Heaven Ranks – Heavenly Fate->Heavenly Star->HEAVENLY AXIS->Dao of the Dragon->Martial Ancestor , there should be God Realm after that. There is no mention of anyone reaching God Realm might be because Sage Emperor is actively killing those that might challange his supremacy.

        I think Nie Li reached God Realm when Nie Li was fighting Sage Emperor. He felt his soul realm was filled with unlimited energy. How Nie Li lost was because he had nothing left that he wished to do, Sage Emperor pretty much crushed all Nie Li’s hopes.

        My prediction Sage Emperor should be only at Martial Ancestor peak. But in a battle, not only your soul realm, but your allies, artifacts, strategy, techniques etc need to be taken into account. Why Sage Emperor is so omnipotent is because he hold the power of the space and time. The power of space and time is just too mysterious, sounds almost too cheesey, but i guess it comes with high cost too. That is why i predict Sage Emperor does not have too high soul realm cultivation.

      2. Oh yeah when he reaches heavenly axis, well at least his city and people will be safe so he won’t target them. His master seem to be fated to die in more than one way.

        I was wondering if this sage emperor is part of that group of 4 that nie li is part of and they need to kill one another for there to be 1 successor.

    2. you might now know history might change.. well it already did when Nie Lei was reincarnated.. the sage emperor might suddenly notice something and planned to do what he is going to do faster??

      1. In my opinion, Sage Emperor and Nie Li are changing the world flow. Just my piece of thought of what is happening with Time and Space Technique of Sage Emperor and Nie Li.

        We Know that Nie Li reset the world with the help of Demon Temporal Time Book, and went back to the past and is trying to challange Sage Emperor again. If Nie Li succeeded killing off the Sage Emperor, the sage emperor will reset the space and time to before Nie Li get strong and finish off Nie Li. Thus the threat of Nie Li becoming a threat to Sage Emperor will be eliminated. Using the time and space technique come with a high cost, and usually the Sage Emperor will send his lackies to do the job for him.

        Resetting the time and space does not actually means that Nie Li or Sage Emperor know everything that is happening. They know roughly what will be happening, and who can become potential threat. Unlike people that have the skill of Heaven Divination, they can look the world from the 3rd person perspective, they understand more of what happening in the surrounding. This skill is a threat to Sage Emperor.

        Sage Emperor always try to hunt down people that learn Heaven Divination. Nie Li’s master using Heaven Divination know what is going to happen, and make a drama of Nie Li death , so that Sage Emperor thought that his lackies already killed Nie Li. By doing this, Nie Li’s master will face divine punishment and die. So at this rate, Nie Li will gain advantage against sage emperor if his master willing to sacrifice for Nie Li. The battle against the Sage Emperor will still be going on right now, since the real Nie Li is still alive.

        Lastly that i want to emphasize is, there will be no end with the time and space loop unless someone with the ability to disable or seal the time and space technique. Even if Nie Li succeeded in killing Sage Emperor for the second time, Sage Emperor will just reset the space and time with the knowledge that a fake Nie Li was killed by his incompetent lackies and become more thorough with the mission of removing NIe Li before Nie Li can become a threat.

  3. I feel sad for Long Yuyin, Nie Li Shouldn’t be that hard to her,

    I think, maybe what Nie Li say about Long Yuyin become the cause of the dead of his master are because Long Yuyin tell other about Ying Yueru learn The Heaven Divinition technique, well in that case i could understand Nie Li hatred a bit, but still Long Yuyin are a lady, he shouldn’t be that hard to her,

    Well, another wild guest of mine,
    Why Ying Yueru say Nie Li become the calamity that put her dead are actualy she couldn’t bring her self to tell Nie Li that Long Yuyin sold her off to other because envy the relationship of Nie Li and Ying Yueru that so close, and Long Yuyin actualy are like Nie Li, that’s why Nie Li are the real cause of her master dead and Ying Yueru think Nie Li will blame himself if he know that.

    1. No.. It was mentioned that when Nie Li becomes powerful, he will be detected by sage emperor. His master thought that she would take his place in front of sage emperor..

  4. I am disappointed by the revelation that she had a reasonable motive for killing her in her past life. I preferred the whole shock to the system allowing the villain to mature into a hero in this alternate life. A lot of that is washed away by excusing her crimes. Although, I don’t think killing her was a huge crime to begin with… Cultivators ascend through a path of death, ending up on opposing sides doesn’t make one evil. Occupational hazard, as long as it didn’t get too personal.

    1. So in other words it’s her fate to become lost in her pursuit of strength until she’s only known as a fearful tyrant? Well not like it matters she also made it clear Nie Li would probably end up fixing it in the end. Probably after he stops acting like an ass and bullying a girl for what she did in an alternate future.

      Seriously no matter what excuses people make or how many uncomfirmed deaths they imagine she caused remember Nie Li has killed lots of people as well and some her wasn’t proud of. In this universe killing people for various reasons is considered normal. So Nie Li’s actions have nothing to do with her past as he couldn’t care less about that. No he’s beating her down and humiliating her because of what happened to his master.

      But he knew nothing of the circumstances between them and the current Long Yuyin hasn’t done anything yet. So Nie Li is completely in the wrong here for acting like this.

    2. I think Nei Li is going too hard on her. Despite the fact what she did in her past life, he is bullying her in this one and pretty much acting the same way like how she did. The way he is acting, there is not much difference between her and him. I think he should calm down.

  5. mixed feelings about the author and his plot loops….
    Dear Friends, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack

  6. Happy birthday!!

    Why is it said “if she told anyone that Ying Yueru had learned the [Heaven’s Divination] technique, Ying Yueru would die!” ?
    Is there some curse with the [Heaven’s Divination] technique or is it a forbidden technique?

    (Thx for the chap’ ^^ )

    1. Its a common knowledge in Chinese Culture there is a saying of “Heaven’s secret must not be revealed”. People that learn divine fortune technique able to foresee what is going on past, present and even future. But if they reveal what they foresee, something bad will happen to them.

      Why Ying Yueru will die once someone know that she learn divine fortune technique? Probably because major families will kidnap her and force her make fortune telling to expand their supremacy.

  7. Lmao, all dragons in LNs wake up to become a M? In a few dozen chapters Long Yuying will appear on Nie Li’s doorstep in leather outfit and studded collar, waiting to be “wasted”, “humilated” and “punished”.

  8. Hmm.. It was said that Nie Li was detected by the sage emperor for being a treat when he was just in heavenly Axis realm. There are a lot of Martial Ancestor’s, why are they not considered treats?

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