DE Book 19, Chapter 26

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Book 19, Empyrean God, Chapter 26 – Training in the Chaos Region

“The two of you can go patrol the prisonworld,” Ji Ning instructed.

“Understood.” The two jailors respectfully assented to the order, then began to fly back the way they came. Far away, there was a blurry spatial door. Upon entering it, the two disappeared from Ning’s senses.

The only person left in this region was Ning.

Ning sat down in the lotus position. Below him was the ‘edges’ of this chaos region. Although it was invisible, it was enough to support Ning.

“Chaos nectar? Distilled from primordial chaos? I’ve never even heard of such a thing in the Three Realms.” Ning waved his hand, producing a black bottle. “A single bottle of chaos nectar is enough to train the second stage of the [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods]? But from the sound of it, this chaos nectar is incredibly valuable. Generally speaking, in the Pangaea chaos-kingdom, only Elder Gods and Ancestral Immortals are allowed to enjoy this nectar. Aside from them, only some people with special statuses will be occasionally bestowed a bit of it.”

‘Ancestral Immortals’ was a term of power from the Pangaea chaos-kingdom. As far as Ning could tell, it referred to ‘Daofathers’.

The language of the Pangaea chaos-kingdom was incredibly similar to that of the human language of the Three Realms. The words were very similar to each other, and even the pronunciation was similar. Previously, when the torrent of information regarding the seven mighty techniques had entered Ning’s mind, he could hear echoes of a great Dao, allowing him to easily understand their language. In truth, it could even be treated as a mere human dialect of the Three Realms.

“A person assigned to be an Overseer would have to have a high level of status in the Pangaea chaos-kingdom. They would be ‘punished’ to stand guard for a chaos cycle, but would then acquire a bottle.”

Ning now knew exactly how long a chaos cycle was.

The chatty Westbat had spoken for three days and three nights. He had provided much information, allowing Ning to hypothesize even more.

Chaos cycles…

They referred to the natural cycles every chaosworld would go through. Its birth, the slow passage of time, its eventual aging, and then its final destruction. This extremely long period of time was known as a ‘chaos cycle’! But of course, there were some chaosworlds which were attacked and destroyed by outside forces during their prime.

For example, the primordial world of Pangu was a chaosworld that had collided with the Seamless Chaosworld, then experienced a battle that caused its destruction. Still, in the end, the destruction of the Pangu Chaosworld and the Seamless Chaosworld had resulted in the birth of the new world, the ‘Three Realms’.

“Prisonworld 17?” Ning glanced at the distant spatial doorway.

He now knew that once he left this region, he would enter Prisonworld 17. This was one of the thirty-six great prisonworlds that were used to hold the prisoners of the ancient Pangaea chaos-kingdom.

“Chaos nectar is extremely valuable and rare; it’s hard to say if it even exists anywhere else in the Three Realms. I absolutely cannot waste such a precious treasure.” Ning pondered on what to do next. As for the jailor’s instructions for him to only use a single bottle, Ning didn’t give a damn. Who knew in what corner of the primordial chaos the Pangaea chaos-kingdom was even located? In fact, it might’ve been destroyed long ago! And of course, Ning himself was merely feigning allegiance to it.

All eighteen bottles would naturally belong to himself!

“According to what the jailor said, all of the Overseers would choose to use their bottle of chaos nectar to train in the second stage of the [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods].” Ning nodded. “The Overseers were all core members of the Pangaea chaos-kingdom. They should have known exactly how valuable chaos nectar was. If they chose to use it for this technique, then it should be worth it.”

“That’ll be my choice as well. First, I’ll train in [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods].”

Ning’s primary issue was that he knew far too little about chaos nectar. Chaos nectar was gathered by the vast prisonworlds, which had created incomparably complicated formations to harvest it from the primordial chaos. Every single chaos cycle, only a total of six bottles would be harvested! In addition, there wasn’t necessarily anyone in the entire Three Realms who was capable of setting up such a complicated formation. Most likely, only Mother Nuwa, who had established her own Nuwa world, would be able to do so. No matter how Ning looked at it, it seemed as though acquiring more chaos nectar would be extremely difficult.

The chaos nectar of the Pangaea chaos-kingdom would generally go to the King of Pangaea, who would occasionally bestow a bit to his subordinates.

Every single bottle used would represent an irrecovable expenditure. He had to be judicious and sparing in its use. Perhaps in the future, he might discover an important effect or use for it! But of course, the second stage of [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods] was absolutely shocking in power. Ning deeply desired to train in it, and so he started to do so immediately.

The blurry chaos region was only a few hundred meters wide.

“Although this region of primordial chaos is very small, it’s extraordinary marvelous.” Ning stared at his surroundings. “Earlier, when I was outside, I couldn’t find anything when I sent my divine power into the stone stele. The stone stele holds this chaos region within it, as well as the prisonworld. I had to activate the divine runes before I was drawn inside.”

“The strangest thing is…”

“It seems as though this place is not under the jurisdiction of the Heavenly Daos.”

By now, Ning was at a formidable level of power. He could vaguely sense how the Heavenly Daos of the Three Realms functioned.

To surpass the jurisdiction of the Heavenly Daos was possible if one went into the vast Void. Although a Heavenly Dao of Primordial Chaos was present there, the Heavenly Dao of Primordial Chaos of the Void was different from that of the Three Realms, even though the ‘rules’ were the same, as they belonged to different regions. Similarly, the primordial chaos itself held a Heavenly Dao of Primordial Chaos, as did this stone stele, but the Heavenly Daos of the Three Realms did not have any sway outside the Three Realms or inside the stone stele.

“The stone stele is clearly inside my Starseizing Manor, but it isn’t subject to the dicates of the Three Realms. It seems that the major power who created this stone stele is also a figure who has surpassed the Heavenly Daos.”

After coming to this conclusion, Ning no longer thought any further on the matter. Whoosh! A green jade bottle appeared within his hands, with some Pure Yang Immortal pills located inside of it.

“The first stage of [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods] is very easy. All I need to do is use up some Pure Yang Immortal pills.” Ning opened the stopper to the green jade bottle, then placed it to one side as he began to train.

Criss-crossing lines of gold began to appear all over Ning’s body. Slowly, golden runes began to take form. As more time passed, the golden runes became more and more numerous. In the blink of an eye, a golden rune-covered kasaya seemed to have appeared over Ning’s body! A certain aura began to emanate from it.


The many golden runes began to connect to each other in an organized way, linking together into lines that began to ripple and flow. The lines of golden runes thus began to merge into each other in an extremely marvelous way.

A strange, nameless aura began to drift out.

Boom! As time flowed out, the lines of golden runes finally completed their fusion, having transformed into a single, enormous divine rune. This enormous divine rune had completely covered Ning’s body…and then, with a swoosh, it went straight inside Ning.

Slowly, a miracle began to happen…

“My truesoul…”

Ning felt a sensation akin to intoxication. Everything felt blurry, but he could still sense that his truesoul was slowly being divided into halves…thirds…quarters…

His soul was beginning to split apart as well. As he felt his body grow low on energy, Ning immediately began to consume some Pure Yang Immortal pills.

This dream-like state persisted for a period of time. Then…whoosh. Seventeen rays of light suddenly shot out from Ning, each of which then transformed into a white-robed youth.

The eighteen white-robed youths all sat there in the lotus position within the chaos region. Their auras were absolutely identical, and their power was the same as well.

“They actually became independent, self-sustaining bodies. Every single one of them has a perfect truesoul and soul. They even have Pure Yang Jindan’s within their body.” Ning was absolutely delighted and shocked. The eighteen clones shared memories together, as they were fundamentally the same person. However, the death of one wouldn’t have any impact on the other seventeen at all.

In addition, thanks to the [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods], a slain clone could be remade. However, the cost to remake another soul and another Pure Yang Jindan would be quite large.

This time, Ning hadn’t paid much of a price to train to the first stage. This was because Ning’s true body had essentially had its power divided by eighteen to create those seventeen additional bodies.

“Absolutely identical. Even the divine tattoos are identical.”

The eighteen Ji Ning’s simultaneously stared at their respective palms; each of them had Starseizing Tattoos on their hands.

When Empyrean Gods created clones, their power would only be slightly affected, and they would still have their divine abilities. The fatal flaw of those clones, however, was that their souls weren’t stand-alone. If too many clones died, the soul would be tattered and break apart. Ning, however, didn’t have to face this danger…but his power did decrease.

“Time to train the second stage.” Ning didn’t hesitate at all, immediately pulling out a bottle of chaos nectar.

The eighteen white-robed youths all sat down in the lotus position, forming into an enormous circle with the chaos nectar at the center of the circle.

Drip. Drip. Drip. Droplets of chaos nectar flew out from the black bottle. Although each dropped looked translucent, it was as though they held entire worlds within them. Tiny little bubbles occasionally appeared within each drop, occasionally breaking apart and popping. The little ‘worlds’ within those bubbles were similarly being born and destroyed.

An inconceivably powerful aura of life emanated from those chaos droplets.

In raw power alone, each drop was perhaps only comparable to a Great Firmament Immortal pill, but the chaos nectar seemed to hold everything within them. Truesoul, soul, heartforce, Immortal energy, divine power…all types of energy seemed to be hidden within them.

The primordial chaos could give birth to worlds. It could create countless living creatures.

Chaos nectar was distilled and extracted from the primordial chaos. It was incomparably marvelous and incomparably valuable.

One drop of chaos nectar after another flew out, moving towards the eighteen white-robed youths. When the chaos nectar entered Ning’s body, Ning felt an unprecedented cold sensation fill it. Even his soul itself felt chilled. However, this icy feeling was quite comfortable, and he felt more refreshed and awake than he ever had before. Every part of his body, from his muscles and his flesh to his soul, felt alive and refreshed, as though he had just been bathed.

Ning immediately began to apply the [Taowu Eighteen Fiendgods] technique in guiding the chaos nectar to take affect in the necessary manner.

First the soul, then the Pure Yang Jindan…

They immediately began to grow at high speed, like a sapling growing into a tree. Even Ning’s divine power was rapidly increasing…

The auras of all eighteen white-robed youths were strengthening at a shockingly fast pace.

In truth, the first stage of this powerful technique was easy to learn precisely because it involved dividing the power of the true body into eighteen different bodies. The reason why the second stage was thousands of times harder was precisely because it involved using different types of extremely rare items to rebuild the lost power…but finding items that could replenish the soul and heartforce was incredibly difficult.

The third stage not only had high material requirements, it also required a certain level of insight, making it even harder to train. But once one succeeded, the eighteen clones would be able to once more merge together, resulting in a simply shocking increase in power. In truth, there had been many in the Pangaea chaos-kingdom who had acquired this technique, but aside from the King of Pangaea himself, no one had ever been able to train to the third stage.


The chaos region was completely silent.

The bottle of chaos nectar had long ago been used up. At the very bottom of the black bottle, a little bit of remaning chaos nectar could be seen.

“Success.” The eighteen white-robed youths simultaneously opened their eyes.

“From this day forth…I finally have the strength I need to truly battle against the Seamless Gate.” Ning could finally sense that the terrifying pressure the Seamless Gate had brought him had begun to lessen. Finally, he had a true chance to rescue his senior apprentice-sister.

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68 thoughts on “DE Book 19, Chapter 26” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Seamless Gate is screwed. He basically has 19 lives now, 17 of which regenerate over time. They’re only chance now is to just give him what he wants and hope that he stays out of the rest of the war. He could honestly probably hide one of his 18 clones in the stone stele indefinitely.

  2. 1 Ji Ning can easily kills 15 Empyrean Gods and True Immortals! Godking said no big deal.
    So, roughly 18 Ji Nings can easily kill 270 Empyrean Gods and True Immortals! Wonder what Godking will say this time.

    1. Only if all 18 of them can do a formation together, than their power will be great.
      Right now he is using the other formation that uses millions of cultivators, I don’t think he has enough to make 18 formations.

      1. You’re forgetting something…there are 18 Ji Nings now that share all of their experiences and insights, which accumulate EXTREMELY quickly during life-and-death battles…and he’s someone who made it to the Pure Yang True Immortal/Empyrean God level in about a century…and someone who’s supremely talented in the sword and Swordforce, which should actually have a far higher training rate during combat…and with his clones, he could easily have one/multiple disguise itself (remember how when Ning disguised himself that the Seamless Gate wasn’t able to find out he became a Pure Yang True Immortal?) and go to train at that sword world with the technique, allowing him to raise in it at a ridiculous pace.

  3. I call hacks! Ning is cheating!!! 😛
    I’d love to see Seamless Gate “kill” Ning and then get all puzzled when no treasures pop out, and then spit up blood when another Ning appears good as new. Hehehe…
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. I’m pretty sure he would still drop any treasure he is carrying, otherwise Youngflame Freak wouldn’t have dropped any treasure.

      That being said, Ji Ning would most likely just carry around lesser items on any suicidal clone.

  4. the biggest advantage has to be that he can train an still piss off the seamless gate simultaneously also i doubt even the lord of all things can see what ning is doing in his prison world meaning they don’t even know there about to kick a stack of steel boards

    1. The lord of all things cant see Ning in the stele becaue the stele operates on a higher level than the Heavenly doa which The lord of all thing is pary off.

  5. Am I reading this right? Does Ji Ning now have 17 extra lives, along with the ability to attack with the might of 18 instances of himself? That’s so ridiculously OP. But I love it.

    1. well…. technically, those other stone steles have different divine abilities/techniques…. so, the possibility of having the same technique as this one…. is probably zero… if you look at it logically (because those 7 techniques from that stone stele he has don’t have any similarities)…. but if you look at it theoretically, there is 1% of possibility of having the same effect (because there is a probability, the same with this saying, ” Gods are omniscient but not omnipotent”—– nothing is fixed) and so…. *smirk* *O*
      (I’m proud of myself after reading my judgment! WOW…. if only I can put this up to my field of study… sigh)

      1. I don’t see why it would be extremely unlikely that there would be similar techniques. None of Ning’s 7 techniques being similar makes sense because you wouldn’t give one person two techniques that do the same thing. With 252 techniques there could quite easily be overlap. It would make sense as a number of techniques are very useful: clones, increasing weapon strength, indestructible body etc. Each of these things has many ways of being done.

        Either way, the original comment never said anything about similar techniques – it just implied other people could also have powerful techniques.

  6. What if Ning made clones of his primal twin as well?…that would be the most terrifying thing ever…Seamless Gate would roll up in a ball and beg for mercy at the thought of 36 Ning’s…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    1. I thought about that too, but it’s a Fiendgod Technique (remember, this technique splits the soul and body, which are only one if you are a Fiendgod or a Fiendgod Body Refiner).

      1. bro… you forgot the case of Youngflame Freak…. He IS, techinically a celestial immortal NOT a body refiner… so this one is a possible case… 36 Ji Ning…… *O* but then…. his Pure Yang clone is too far from where he is… ;3 (oh well, there are still sometime in the future)

        1. “The founder of the Youngflame clan, Youngflame Freak was born in Pangu’s Primordial world to a member of the ‘Godfire’ clan, a clan founded by a Daofather, the woman of this clan was raped by a Fiendgod, and she gave birth to a child that had the bloodline and lineage of that Fiendgod. ”

          Venomfreak is half Fiendgod, hence the freak.

          What it doesn’t explain is why Ning can’t split his body again, I guess it is just assumed that the technique can only be used once.

  7. THANKS Rwx!

    Ji Ning! Dont lose this opportunity to tell the SG when you meet them, “BUT WAIT! THERE’S STILL MORE! THERE’S NOT ONE…NOT TWO…NOT THREE…BUT 19 JI NINGS! CALL NOW!”

    This is so OP I’m laughing hard at the Seamless gate’s luck.

    IET should definitely explain why Ji Ning has heaven defying karmic luck!

    1. There are 18 Full strength ones and one clone that’s only a Pure Yang True Immortal which is a fair bit weaker since it doesn’t have his Divine Abilities, but I found your comment amusing once I imagined Billy Mays saying it.

      I think Ji Ning’s luck probably has something to do with those with Grandmist Bodies. There were a couple of times in both CD and ST that seem a bit suspicious until you consider the possibility that they got minor help powering up (the creation of Linley’s Adamantine sword comes to mind, when lightning comes down to make the sword more perfect). Taking it a step further if that is the case, it’s possible that either a) this is a LONG time after ST and there are more people who’ve reached that level, and are a bit nosier b) They feel Ji Ning could use the help and it wouldn’t affect his path too much while letting him survive (in which case this legacy shouldn’t be close to the limit of this world) and c) what if Linley getting both the Coiling Dragon Ring (with Doehring Cowart inside to teach him), Bebe, and the over-the-top luckiness of him getting the Overgod Talismans as well as Qin Yu’s various lucky breaks are orchestrated by the Grandmist people (*cough*Hongmeng*cough*). So many things suddenly made sense when I thought of that, although I’m pretty sure it’s been implied that they don’t interfere directly/greatly, doing things like that would probably be accomplished with a mere thought from them.

      1. Well, technically there really is 19 of then hahaha but Im sure Ji Ning wont actually tell the SG that or even other people.

        The Grandmist people (Linley specifically) did interfere but it was only in the latter stages where they were sure that Qin Yu would be able to breakthrough the Grandmist barrier. But Im sure we will discover these coincidences in the future, albeit indirectly I guess.

      2. I highly doubt that Grandmist level people are interfering, that wouldn’t be a very good story. “Well done on making it this far. Oh btw, we made sure everything lined up right from when you were a mortal for you to reach this level. Congrats.”

        1. What I want to know is where you people get the idea their in the same universe. IET even stated that CD and ST are a duology. They are the only ones in their universe. Same author does not mean same universe.

  8. This is truly wresting fortune from the heavens, This power up is unprecedented. I thought that without this ji ning could slowly chip away against the seamless gates. But now, yep I can literally see them kowtowing to him. HE IS OP.. this book is gold.

  9. Wait only his pure yang primal twin was bought and cloned? I thought he brought his friend god true body and left his primal twin with little Brightmoon at Cresent world?

    Can someone please check, can’t read raws 🙁 or maybe I misunderstood something

    1. hrm… you misunderstood something…. it IS his real body being cloned…. it’s just that the term ‘clone’ that was used first is an incarnation or something FROM his real body before he summoned his real body and such…. not his Pure Yang clone…. :3

      1. Ohhh so you’re saying Brightmoon and gang is with ‘incarnation’ Ji Ning? Like those where Empyrean Gods pluck out their hair or drop of blood and forms ‘clones’?

        Then where is his primal twin? Thanks for answering btw 🙂

  10. Can all clones train in different things at the same time?
    Because Ji Ning seens to rarely do that with his twin, most of the time his clone just sits arounds while his true body do some training

    1. yep… it is already stated in the chaptaa, bro~! They share the same memories and will also share the same future memories/experiences…. E.g. Youngflame Freak, who knows that his clones in the Crimsonbright realm are still alive but in deep trouble… tsk

  11. That is like the most valuable treasure possible for the Nuwa alliance right now, and Ning is putting it to waste by not using it as a war conference room.

  12. I’m wondering though is this not a bit to op? I mean if Ning wanted to he could just invite the ten most supreme individuals on the Nuwa alliance take them into the stone stele multiply all of them by eighteen behind the back of the seamless gate and then they would simply have a force so massive that they should not be capable of losing the end war. Not to mention this would still just cost Ning ten bottles of the nectar. Although that is certainly valuable it will probably be possible to replace with time and I’m assuming the gratitude those supreme figures would feel could allow him to get a few chaos treasures if he wanted.

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