The sages said, read ISSTH Book 1, Chapter 40!

Sect Leader He Luohua sat cross-legged in front of the statue of Patriarch Reliance. "They've been in there for some time, now," he said, eyes glittering. "I wonder what's taking them so long."

"Stop trying to distract me," said Grand Elder Ouyang, who sat cross-legged, opposite He Luohua. He frowned as he glared at the cards in his hand. "Do you have any 10's?"

"Sorry, go fish," replied He Luohua.

Chapter 40: Sublime Spirit Scripture Translated by Deathblade Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo

The sages would like to thank TJ from Singapore for the amazing donations. I very much appreciate the support, and will continue to work to arrange my schedule to bring more than 7 chapters per week!

A quick bit of info about "stele"

In this chapter I use the word "stele," which I think might be a relatively uncommon word. A stele is "an upright stone slab or pillar bearing an inscription or design and serving as a monument, marker, or the like."

Also I wanted to share some translation funnies: In this week's translation, I accidentally typed Chan Hao instead of Chen Fan, Meng How instead of Meng Hao, and shoulder instead of soul. Thanks to Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo for helping me smooth out the chapter into something much more readable!