TDG Chapter 418

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Chapter 418 – Secretly Cultivating

In order to win more Deity’s Lakes, the Heavenly Path League and Li Yufeng’s forces had met over several large-scale battles. Both sides had suffered considerable losses. Even though Gu Bei and Lu Piao were missing, they’d already given the necessary orders. If the Heavenly Path League ever met any trouble, the experts of the Demon League were to assist them; regardless of whether or not their leaders were present.

However, the participation of Demon League had only escalated the battle. The three forces had sunk into the chaos.

Li Xingyun had no idea where Li Yufeng had gotten so many experts from. In the beginning, there were only a few hundred Heavenly Axis Realm experts. But when the battle escalated, several hundred Heavenly Axis Realm experts had appeared. Even some Dao of Dragon Realm experts.

Li Xingyun immediately sensed that something was off, so he ordered the Heavenly Path and Demon League members to stay within the borders of the sect.

There was no way Li Yufeng could’ve gathered so many men. Not based on his own abilities!

Something was definitely suspicious!

Li Yufeng and his subordinates stood at the entrance of the Skysoul Institute, yelling, “So the trash of the Heavenly Path and Demon Leagues got killed to the point that they no longer dared to step out? Bunch of cowards!”

“Is that all you’ve got? Do you dare to battle?”

The challenges from Li Yufeng’s subordinates carried into the Skysoul Institute.

The students of the Skysoul Institute were talking about it amongst themselves.

“Hey, did you hear? The Heavenly Path and Demon Leagues have been engaging the Wind League1! I heard that the Heavenly Path and Demon Leagues were beaten so badly that they’re too scared to raise their heads!”

“The Demon League is a new force. They have a lot of manpower, but they still can’t compare to the Wind League’s old history. But the Heavenly Path League should be pretty strong, so why have they ended up in this situation?”

“I’m not too sure about that. It looks like the Wind League has hidden quite an amount of their strength!”

“The two best descendents of the Ashen Flames Family. One is Li Xingyun and the other is Li Yufeng. Not! It seems that Li Yufeng is much better!”

“Li Yufeng is the first-in-line successor. After so many years, how could Li Xingyun possibly measure up?”

All the students inside the Skysoul Institute were discussing privately.

“Boss Xingyun, we’ll rush in and go all out!” Hearing the curses from Li Yufeng’s underlings, the brothers under Li Xingyun all had red faces from their pent-up anger. The wanted to charge into a fight with Li Yufeng’s men.

“Going out is the same as rushing to our deaths. Everyone, heed my orders. None of you are allowed to take a step out of the Skysoul Institute!” Li Xingyun said solemnly.

Even though the members of the Demon and Heavenly Path leagues weren’t resigned to it, they heeded Li Xingyun’s words and sat back down. They stayed within the Skysoul Institute as rage filled their hearts.

The members of the Wind League saw that and grew more arrogant. They hurled insults incessantly.

Li Xingyun furrowed his brows for a brief moment. Then, he took his men and left the scene.

The students of the Skysoul Institute watched as Li Xingyun took his group and headed out.

“They’ve been insulted to this point. Li Xingyun must really be a coward to just grin and bear it!”

“I thought Li Xingyun was actually someone big. It turns out he’s just putting up a brave front!”

“You know you can’t win! Yet you still want to go in and die in vain?”

“I actually thought about joining the Demon League. Never thought they’d be a bunch of cowards!”

The members of the Heavenly Path and Demon Leagues turned red from the students’ berations. But they could only hold back their breaths and follow Li Xingyun.

Li Yufeng stood at the entrance of the Skysoul Institute. His expression turned solemn when Li Xingyun’s silhouette appeared. If Li Xingyun had been one of those rash-types, then he’d have nothing to worry about. But Li Yufeng knew better than that. They’d had several clashes before, and each time, Li Xingyun had managed to minimise the damage by himself.

And you had to keep in mind that Li Yufeng had quite a bit of help behind him!

The Wind League’s strength wasn’t enough to match the Heavenly Path League. Not to mention that they had the Demon League with them now!

Li Yufeng was even more unhappy with the fact that he also had to borrow the strength of others. The person who he’d seen as a peer turned out to possess such a huge force and had lent him so many experts to deal with the Heavenly Path League and Demon League. It looked like that person’s goal was to become the Sect Master of the Divine Feathers Sect.

Even though they both possessed God-level growth rate Demon Spirits, the difference between their strengths was actually huge. That fact irritated Li Yufeng and he blamed everything on Li Xingyun. If it hadn’t been for Li Xingyun, then all the younger members of the Ashen Flames Family would be on his side, and he wouldn’t have fallen into such a hard-pressed situation. He wouldn’t have needed to borrow help from someone else just to take care of such trivial matters! Who knows? He might’ve even been able to fight for the Sect Master’s position!

Over the next few days, the news spread that the Heavenly Path and Demon Leagues had been beaten. However, none of the major sect figures cared to stand out and deal with the situation. They permitted the younger generations to fight each other; it was something that the Divine Feathers Sect had always supported.

Inside the Myriad Miles Rivers and Mountains Painting

Nie Li continued devouring the Heavenly Energy and he felt his soul realm swell to the brim.

He vaguely sensed the vine in his soul realm grow a little more and connected with the ninth Fate Star in his dantian. Time-space energy surged. Nie Li seemed to have entered another strange state.

For the next three days, Nie Li’s cultivation was stagnant; however, his mental stage underwent drastic changes. His aura seemed to have merged with that of the heavens and earth.

Then, suddenly, the image of an endless starry sky appeared, revealing itself at the very top of the vine. A surging aura poured from the sky, astonishing Nie Li.

This aura…just what is this?

Could the vine conceal yet another shocking secret? Nie Li pulled his intent away as he thought about it with furrowed brows. Eventually, he gave up on thinking and decided to slowly probe the vine at a later date.

Gu Bei and Lu Piao were accepting nourishment from the Demon Blood Sacrifice and the Sky Dragon Nine-Blaze Secret Technique Array. Their cultivations also soared quickly and both stepped into the Heavenly Star Realm. Lu Piao benefitted especially; since he was connected to Nie Li through their soul realms, his cultivation soared faster and he’d already formed his sixth Fate Star.

“Haha! I’ve already formed my sixth Fate Star! Nie Li, this array of yours is really powerful!” Lu Piao said in excitement.

Gu Bei looked at Li Piao with a little resentment. The two of them had possessed the same cultivation when they entered the painting. But a few days later, Gu Bei had only managed his third Fate Star. He was behind Lu Piao by three whole stages. How could he not be a little upset by that?

Nie Li noticed Gu Bei’s expression and smiled. “Gu Bei, don’t worry about it. Lu Piao is connected to me by our soul realms. That’s why he rose so quickly. As for you, external cultivation should be secondary; you should focus more on cultivating your sword intent. As long as your sword intent has reached the pinnacle, you can step across the boundary of cultivation!”

Gu Bei nodded, “Alright.”

He was second to none in the Dao of Sword Intent. This was of great confidence to him!

Nie Li thought for a moment, then said, “We’ve been inside the Myriad Miles Rivers and Mountains Painting for few days now. Let’s return!”

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>Teaser for Next Chapter<

  1. Li Yufeng’s “feng” also means wind


62 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 418” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I still don’t see how the author is going to make all the rest of his friends catch up? Just keep using the Demon blood and this other deus ex machina array thing?

      1. Nope. Author hasn’t given up on this novel. Just you being negative. He is making the best use of his knowledge from his past life as well as divine artefacts he never had in his past life to rank up much faster than people and take a different cultivation dao. For all we know, there may be several levels within the Deity rank, like the earthly fate realm (which was a combination of bronze, silver, gold, black gold, legend), and the heavenly fate realm (which was a combination of Heavenly fate, heavenly star, heavenly axis, dao of dragon, and martial ancestor). So this speed of ranking could actually be perfect for the story. Stop hating and giving up on a perfectly good story.

    1. Remember this soul bond thingy Nie Lie and his friends got before they left the Tiny World? When one advances he/she will pull the rest along. So when Nie Lie gets stronger, the others will get powered up too, vice versa.

    2. at 430-440 will come the fun, just wait… and I think later, 440-450 will come the part when Sage Emperor notice Nie Li, I think.

      If you are bored, you can try read Cult ot The Sacred Runes first, it has completed and has the same universe as TDG. The author is the same too

        1. He is giving ppl a reason to stick with this story.
          In case you have not noticed, some ppl are unsatisfied with this story and have dropped it.
          I have put this story on my low priority read list as well. At least his comment has let me know that there might be good things coming up SOON.

    3. You know, friends of Nie Li are bunch of devils for me, what can i see they are using Nie Li to their own benefits:/ I know that Nie Li are training them to get them stronger but WTF. I know in the end that Nie Li will fight The sage emperor in one on one battle ! And his friend are bunch of Leecher ! User..

    1. The author is a lazy bum who jump up from project to project without even finishing the first one and whenever he get tired he just drop it until he feels like writing again, so you can’t expect much from this author.
      You can even notice how TDG quality totally degraded since those last chapter were written without inspiration and just to complete the novel. If you pay attention you will notice that we’re just moving in circles and the story isn’t moving at all.

      1. Could you wait up? lol
        Every novel has some boring arcs and fun arcs, it is just about the story to explain everything.

        At chapter 430-440 will come the fun, I cannot give you spoiler but just wait… but well, you can try to read Cult of The Sacred Runes to aside your boredom, the same universe as TDG

  2. lol, the author make gu bei and lu piao enter the painting but not Li Xingyun since his cultivation is already high and he need the other two to at least be on par with him without making him level up.

    1. Those were for students that just arrived in the institute or failed to get into east district seeing as ni Li made into east but is now he an heavenly star and should be in central he no longer needs to go

        1. No problems this is what the comments are really for but I got to say the whole east district was pretty much wasted he was only there for a few days at most total waste of something they built up no wonder you forgot it

  3. Thank you for chapter but seriously I thought that with how long it took to get to 2 fate this whole thing was gonna take awhile then suddenly one side story latter and it gets kicked into overdrive really?

  4. Is there a way to subscribe to just Tales of demon updates and not the entire wuxia world? Getting a swarm of 20 emails in the morning for everyone is a little overwhelming

  5. So, are we caught up with the author now? Is this why it isn’t being uploaded as quickly as it was not long ago? I saw some comments stating that the author was fickle and decided to work on other works because of lost inspiration in this story? Does anybody know the validity of this statement?

    1. The author is currently up to chapter 443. We are getting there, but still a few weeks away.

      There is a lot of talk about the author losing interest in the story, and the possibility of the story not being completed. There’s some evidence to support that, but nothing has been proven or confirmed. We’ll just have to hope for the best.

      1. The best evidence is quality of last chapters. Author have less and less ideas and novel become less and less interesting. There is bunch of abandoned plots, forgotten characters etc. Now it’s focused on cultivation race, more powerful artifacts and technics. Entire plot witch gaining power within Sec base almost only on cultivation level and wealth. Before Nie Li had to use knowledge, intelligence and skill to gain respect, now he just “buy” everything, even new friends (beside Long Yuyin, she is just twisted).
        Glory City Arc was much more interesting then entire Dragonic Realm Arc.
        I think that TDG will be abandoned or it will reach end very fast.

        1. I somewhat agree with you he set up the whole draconic ruins realm up and just fell short like there were a few bits that I liked but when the auction that took forever could be said to be more interesting than the illusionary palace then we have a problem and while I like the multiple demon spirits I feel it’s a waste when his blood wing saint jaio-dragon is so much stronger that he doesn’t need the fang panda he said was so good and while claiming the panda was great neglected the mysterious shadow devil so what happens when he gets a stronger spirit will he just stop using the others? Seriously 7 spirits is just to much

          1. But the blood wing saint jaio-dragon is better used in fights against other dragons or people that have a power that overcome the power of Nie Li. And the panda have skills very useful, as the shadow devil.

  6. This seems like a big cop-out by the author. No way his friends are at Star 6 and Star 3 already, in just a few days. Nie Li literally spent a full decade cultivating to get to that point, under the vine’s time-freezing power. I know he’s using this array thing, they’re in the painting, and Piao has the connected soul thing… but even with all of that their rate of progress is still comically out of proportion here. Author just seriously cannot be bothered to legitimately rank up anyone but the MC, and even with him, only barely. The moment MC ranks up, so does everyone he knows. I like this story but this particular facet reads like some kind of bad fanfiction.

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