SOTR Chapter 123

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Chapter 123: Will You Take Ruo’er as Your Wife in the Future?

Jiang Chen was stunned. He’d only been teasing Princess Gouyu and had cracked a joke with her, intent on intimidating her a bit. Who would’ve thought that with Princess Gouyu’s personality, she’d take it so seriously?

This made it difficult for Jiang Chen to back down, like he was riding a tiger.

Chuckling, Jiang Chen walked forward, reached out his finger and lightly tweaked Gouyu’s straight and sexy nose. “Alright, then I’ll take this bit and call it even.”

In the moment that Jiang Chen reached out, Gouyu’s heart almost leapt into her throat. Although she possessed a strong personality and walked and talked like a man, in the end, she was still a lady.

She’d always concealed the shy bashfulness of a girl beneath a strong, dominant exterior.

When things really came to a head, the jade-like skin of the shy girl, whom no one had ever touched, still tensed up involuntarily.

At one point, she had really thought that Jiang Chen was really going to make a move.

Who would’ve thought that Jiang Chen would take such a serious attitude towards this simple matter and only superficially tweaked her on the nose. This situation was very much like a big brother doting on the little sister from next door warmly and innocently.

Gouyu’s heart pounded furiously. Although she felt vaguely disappointed, she also seemed to feel a bit relieved. Her maiden heart was in a chaotic uproar.

“Let’s go and see Ruo’er.” Jiang Chen smiled, turned and took a few steps.

When Princess Gouyu saw that Jiang Chen truly didn’t possess any ulterior motives, she exhaled a long, easy breath and strove to calm her emotions. She gathered up her courage again and walked in front of Jiang Chen.

Her clear eyes and white teeth was all the more comely beneath the morning sun. Her eyelashes fluttered lightly, as if she’d gathered all the strength in her body to say, “Jiang Chen, it doesn’t matter how you view me, you’re the first and only man to have touched me. From this day forth, I won’t let a second man touch me.”

Princess Gouyu felt almost completely drained after saying this. She had never thought that it would be tougher to say some words than it was to face a million strong army.

“Don’t let your thoughts drift. If Ruo’er sees you like this later, she’ll really think that I’ve done something to you.” Jiang Chen chuckled.

A trace of a warm smile appeared on Princess Gouyu’s lips. “Ruo’er is so innocent that her thoughts won’t travel in that direction.”

“Innocent indeed, she didn’t even understand spitting blood from the mouth, haha.”

Jiang Chen laughed heartily as all of a sudden, Princess Gouyu’s face turned bright red again. She bit her lip lightly and stamped her foot, “Jiang Chen, you’re such a rogue.”

The allusion of spitting blood from the mouth originated from that banquet at the Soaring Dragon manor, when Jiang Chen had reposited against the heir of White Tiger, Bai Zhanyun.

He’d meant to allude to the scene of a woman giving birth, but Eastern Zhiruo hadn’t taken the hint at that time and had even asked Jiang Chen what he meant.

Even Princess Gouyu had thought for quite a while before understanding.

Princess Gouyu hung back and kept a distance from Jiang Chen. Her emotions were complicated as she gazed upon the back of the teenager.

When Jiang Chen had tweaked Princess Gouyu’s nose just now, the gesture had been warm, innocent and stirred up endless emotions from her.

Her elder brothers Eastern Jun and Eastern Lu, because they’d been born in a royal family, had been like machines with power and had never committed such an intimate act towards her.

Jiang Chen’s motion had let Princess Gouyu vaguely feel the affection of an elder brother, the emotions that a little girl would have towards the big brother next door.

Except, this Jiang Chen was five or six years younger than her.

As soon as Eastern Zhiruo woke up, her first thought was to find brother Jiang Chen. She was very excited when she saw Jiang Chen and Gouyu arrive and pulled on Jiang Chen’s hand, saying in her charming and innocent voice, “Brother Jiang Chen, do you know? Nowadays, I don’t like to ride a carriage when I travel in the capital.”

“Why is that?” Jiang Chen was perplexed.

“I like riding the Goldwing Swordbirds.” Eastern Zhiruo encircled her hands around Jiang Chen’s arms and shook it lightly, pleading, “Brother Jiang Chen, how about you give me one of the Goldwing Swordbirds?”

It wasn’t uncommon to see little girls attracted to pets and all sorts of cool looking things. Riding a Goldwing Swordbird was much cooler than riding a horse carriage.

“A Goldwing Swordbird is an intelligent and civilized spirit bird. I’m afraid you’ll be unable to control it if I gave one to you. How about this, I’ll give you a baby Greenwing Swordbird. You can raise it from young. I’ll also give you a few pills so you can rear it slowly. It will surely evolve into a Goldwing Swordbird in a few years, and will be even more thoughtful towards you if you strike up a solid relationship with it.”

For some reason, although Jiang Chen was sometimes brusque and impatient towards Princess Gouyu, he was always exceedingly patient towards Eastern Zhiruo.

In his heart, he truly did view Eastern Zhiruo as a little sister. Perhaps this was because Eastern Zhiruo possessed a yin constitution, the same condition that he had been afflicted with in his past life.

He played with and kept Eastern Zhiruo company very patiently all day.

During this day, Jiang Chen completely ignored all thoughts of an invasion by Darkmoon Kingdom and the situation of the Eastern Kingdom. He only accompanied Eastern Zhiruo on her random wandering all day.

Princess Gouyu also did the same.

Eastern Zhiruo still hadn’t had her fill of fun when the sun had gone down but she was a docile girl and knew that her aunt must have had an urgent matter that made her travel such a great distance to the Jiang Han territory.

“Brother Jiang Chen, Auntie, let’s go back. Ruo’er is also tired after playing all day.”

Upon returning to the River Wave city and after eating dinner, Jiang Chen smiled faintly at Princess Gouyu. She’d been about to speak, but she bit her lip in hesitation. “Go to sleep, the Jiang Han territory is the place where my Jiang family has been born and brought up in. Unless I, Jiang Chen, am no longer here, the Darkmoon Kingdom’s dirty iron hooves will never set foot on it.”

Princess Gouyu’s charming eyes moved faintly, as if water would drip out of them. She asked again, “What else?”

“What else?” Jiang Chen smiled faintly, “Isn’t this reason enough?”

“Not enough.” Princess Gouyu seemed to be feeling wronged.

“Then I’ll add Zhiruo as well, is this reason enough?”

Princess Gouyu’s gaze dimmed faintly, as if she seemed to have expected that Jiang Chen would say that, but she wasn’t able to keep herself from asking.

She also couldn’t help but feel a bit sad after asking.

“Ruo’er is innocent and kind. No one is willing to see her hurt in this world. Jiang Chen, you… will you take Ruo’er as your wife in the future?”

Princess Gouyu lifted her face as she stared unblinkingly at Jiang Chen, as if she would never let it rest until she received an answer.

“Just what are you thinking about everyday? Me taking Ruo’er as my wife?” Jiang Chen started laughing uncontrollably. “Ruo’er is innocent and naive, seeing her is like seeing my own sister. How could I have such weird thoughts?”

Jiang Chen wasn’t putting on airs as he truly didn’t have any other thoughts towards Ruo’er. Everything he’d done was because of Eastern Zhiruo’s honest personality, as well as her innocent and naive character.

In addition, there was Eastern Zhiruo’s innate yin constitution. Two similarly afflicted people could empathize with each other due to their shared emotional resonance.

Whenever he saw Ruo’er, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but recall his past life. Protecting Ruo’er was a function of Jiang Chen protecting the complex knot of resignation he’d felt in his past life.

As for marriage, Jiang Chen actually didn’t have the heart to speak on.

Whether male or female, once one had a yin constitution, they would then only give birth to generations of children with yin constitutions.

It was a tragic fate.

This was to say, if Ruo’er gave birth in the future, her children would also possess yin constitutions. It was unavoidable.

Although they would have to face this cruel reality sooner or later, Jiang Chen didn’t have the heart to voice it so early. He couldn’t bear for such an optimistic young girl like Zhiruo to shoulder a set of shackles upon her heart that didn’t belong to her in the first place.

The Darkmoon Kingdom, within the palace.

The king of Darkmoon Kingdom sat on his dragon throne as he surveyed his surroundings, full of an arrogant and haughty air.

Qi Can had already returned to the Darkmoon Kingdom. This unremarkable character was actually one of lobbyists that the king of Darkmoon Kingdom relied on most heavily. He appeared a bit bedraggled right now.

He crouched on the ground, thoroughly recounting to the king of the Darkmoon Kingdom everything that had happened to him in the Jiang Han territory.

The king of Darkmoon was around forty years old, and had a wispy beard on his chin. His looks were dignified and solemn, his aura uncommon. In particular, his eyes were as ferocious as a tiger’s and they looked around brilliantly, appearing quite domineering.

His large hands grasped the dragon throne with vigor and force, giving others the ferocious feeling of being able to tear violent tigers apart and cleave through huge stone.

“Your Majesty, that Jiang Chen couldn’t tell good from bad. Your subject brought to bear all sorts of skills but Jiang Chen would hear none of it. He instead humiliated your subject and said that your subject was a frog at the bottom of the well. He further held my Darkmoon Kingdom in all sorts of contempt and was exceedingly discourteous.”

Qi Can also knew that it would be impossible to recruit the Jiang family. He decided to add fuel to the flames and fan up the flames of trouble, thoroughly exaggerating for a bit.

A trace of killing intent shot out from the Darkmoon monarch’s tiger eyes. “This Jiang family lad is quite ungracious. It is his honor that we wished to recruit him. This brat is ignorant in his youth and has no respect for anyone after gaining a few tricks. The assembled, combined armies of my Darkmoon Kingdom will use this Jiang family to spill the first blood on the floor!”

“May our king live ten thousand years, may Darkmoon live ten thousand years!” The assembled nobles genuflected and called out.

The king of Darkmoon was greatly pleased and was in high spirits. “My Darkmoon Kingdom will begin its conquest of the sixteen kingdoms with the Eastern Kingdom!”

“Your Majesty, according to intelligence, the Jiang family is adept in compelling the Swordbird army. This type of aerial army poses great destructive power towards ground troops. The great armies of our Darkmoon Kingdom should prepare to face them seriously.”

“Humph. Although the Swordbird Army is strong, it’s not as if my Darkmoon Kingdom has no corresponding strategy. Firstly, my Darkmoon Kingdom also has the Black Riders, adept at aerial tactics. Although the fighting capabilities of the black crows are ordinary, when combined with a Black Crow Rider, their battle capabilities are quite astonishing. Three thousand Black Riders are sufficient to contend against an army of a hundred thousand Swordbirds. There will be various elite archer troops on the ground, combined with numerous formations, why would we fear the Swordbird army then? Not to mention, does this mere Jiang family intend to fight against the entire combined army of my Darkmoon Kingdom with just the strength of one family alone?”

It was shocking to think of the strength of a single family fighting against the elite armies of an entire kingdom.

The officials and courtiers of the Darkmoon Kingdom were all extremely optimistic as they engaged in heated discussions and debates with anyone who volunteered opinions.

The king of Darkmoon smiled, “We have also considered this point, so we have obtained the services of the first general of the kingdom, General Ren Feilong, to personally lead the armies.”

Ren Feilong was hailed as the first general of the Darkmoon Kingdom. He had only risen to prominence within the last decade or so, but had accomplished countless achievements for the Darkmoon Kingdom.

What need did they have to fear from a mere Jiang family with him leading the armies?

This was practically a tiger hunting sheep, with no doubt about the conclusion at all.

Although the Jiang family was strong, and the rumors of them ending the Long family being quite miraculous, those of the Eastern Kingdom would be the only ones willing to believe and accept such legends.

To an enemy kingdom like the Darkmoon Kingdom, they subconsciously felt that the rumors had been exaggerated. From the bottom of their hearts, they did not believe that the Jiang family was as miraculous and strong as the legends said.

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57 thoughts on “SOTR Chapter 123” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. First

    20 refeshes is all it took for me to regain my lost honor. My ancestors would be proud. I hath bested that whelp Nora.

    Long live the king, (the darkness).

    Let the era of endless night begin.

    My blood is surging forth with a righteous fury. The throne is mine, and mine alone. Try to usurp me, I will outlast you all.

      1. The kingdom of night shall forever exist in my heart. Even if I die, there shall be another who will carry forth my ideals. Thus while I might not always hold my place on the throne, I know that my spirit will carry on. A noble successor to my line shall continue on the path i set out for. That is what I believe.

    1. May thou graciously keep the throne, conquer thy enemies and consume the firsts as the patriarch, it is expected Nora shall intent to usurp night and bring day, beware fellow night dweller

    2. The mushroom knows not the alternation of day and night, while the short-lived cicada does not know the seasons.
      Kings change, like undergarments. Only the Empress Etvo is eternal! Serve the Empress oh plebian Darkness!

    1. Bested again by me.

      It seems fate does not favor the weak. It is 100 years too early for you to challenge me. Your bloodline is weak. You will be forgotten in the sands of time. My descendants shall carve their names into the heavens themself. T’is a pity. Fate doth make a fool of men.

    2. First two places go to… former candidate for the aureate sect, who’s cultivation is rising high and became an “original” – though the mistress has not made him an aureate sect inner member.

      And the dragon sect, which is the elder brother sect of the aureate sect.

      I’m so happy to see you both at first places.

      Those who acknowledge true wisdom, find true peace within the scent of commenness

      – Aureate Sect
      Yahsh 😀

      1. No. I travel the path of bloodshed. This comment section is vicious. It is eat or be eaten. Kill or be killed. I refuse to become prey. Thus I will baptize myself in blood, and travel the path of a unrepented. Destroying all those who wish to challenge my claim to the throne. The first post is mine, and mine alone. For this, I am willing to die. This is the resolve a king must have.

        1. uuh… I guess, darkness turned away from the way of golden vortex which some members of the aureate sect are following. And The Darkness now walks the way of bloodshed and darkness…

          … hm… okay. Aureate sect will still keep the peace within its radius.
          I hope, you don’t want to create an revolt against the mistress for her position xD

          And also… every king has responsibility. But a king, that strives for might, just to stand on top, will loose all its followers and be no longer a king, as his people will revolt and behead the king sooner or later. So be aware of the way of bloodshed and darkness.

          -Aureate Sect

          1. You haven’t seen Saber then, she was all up and Adams about being for the people that when she got offed they where like snakes without a head

        2. You have set down upon your path. But it is never too late to change course. As you sit upon your throne of blood above the rest of the world, you look down upon the mortals and laugh as you indulge in your victory. However, you fail to realize that you have ceased to move further along your path. You have reached to top of the mountain with no higher peak to climb. Unless you release the shackles of your hatred you cannot ascend. Rid yourself of your mortality and soar into the sky to join the heavenly dance of the celestial bodies.

  2. Wow, contend with 10,000 swordbirds… they’re gonna piss their pants when they see hundreds of thousands of them, along with the golden swordbirds… and if they actually go into formation…

    Overkill is a weak description of what will happen.

  3. He better add the princess to the harem he also better sleep with her… and since he knows no one is going to be with princess ruo due to her condition, he also should just take her in as well. He’s the only person who can love her so anyways

    1. I don’t think many people actually know what Yin constitution is and it’s not like there aren’t many people who only care about looks. Though I ship her, so yeah, just take her in Jiang Chen.

    2. I despise you and your opinion… i hate romantic relationships, call me a child but these type of relationships that you speak of make me feel disdain, the whole sister thing suits them much better, but that older sister may do something annoying…

      1. I agree fully. All these people ranting about love and what not, why? There are good novels for that, but then romance should be a huge part of the plot and be involved from the start, not start in the middle. Let’s consider that this guy is millions of years old, these girls are 14-20 years old. That’s like a 100 year old elder falling in love with a newborn infant that barely has any knowledge or experience of the world. It’s actually pretty creepy and doesn’t suit this novel at all, it’s more acceptable if the guy is a pretty normal teenager, but this mc is actually an old freak, how could women like this be interesting to him in a romantic aspect, especially since he’s so devoted to exploring the peaks of martial arts? At most I can accept that he feels some affection like you’d feel towards a cute kid, wanting to protect them a bit and all that, but romance? Hah.

        I spit in the faces of these people who talk about romance but actually just want the mc to bed women they find attractive themselves. Think about it from a story perspective instead, are they suitable? Are they worthy? Are they interesting or great for a romantic spot? No… They can’t even cultivate alongside the mc even if he helps them out, when he reaches greater realms they should be left far behind, especially since they want to stay taking care of the kingdom. Also, the little girl with yin constitution will probably die in a hundred years or so, or at most get a slightly longer lifespan, I don’t think she will truly be that important to the plot. The mc thinking about them as younger sister type characters are already the greatest honors and accomplishments they should have.

        Perhaps there would be some romance later on, but I hope it doesn’t get out of hand, that it doesn’t change the story or the mcs personality and that he doesn’t become head over heels for someone. It should also be a girl that can actually keep up with him to some extent. If people want to read about a powerful guy going around collecting a harem and bedding girls, they should look for other novels. Although this novel has the tags “romantic subplot” and “beautiful female lead” on novelupdates, I think it won’t take up much focus. It also has no “harem” tag and the novel is completed even if it’s not completely translated yet, so will he take in several women for a harem? I kinda doubt that. And if there’s only one spot for a romantic interest, how can the trash kingdoms princesses be part of it? The only twist I could see happening even if it’s forced is that he’ll somehow, miraculously, fix that princess’s yin physique and she’ll become an explosive talent or whatever, even if I absolutely won’t stand for such bullshit when the celestial emperor and the mc himself couldn’t find a cure for millions of years…

        But you know what? I’ve decided to stop thinking about all this crap and keep reading instead. If crappy romance shows up(like in ISSTH), I can skip all romance scenes without missing too much. Or I can just drop the novel like I did with ISSTH when it gets too bad, but there should be many chapters left before that happens. These long novels tend to kill themselves after a certain amount of chapters anyway, usually it’s only good until several hundred or a bit over a thousand chapters before it just repeats itself all the time and takes the “there’s always a stronger place out there” bullshit route while doing the same thing over and over again. It’s sad how so many novels are great at the start but turn worse and worse the longer you read.

      2. Oh, and about that older sister, I’m also starting to get more and more pissed off at her. She’s trying to be way too intimate with the mc and doesn’t know her place. She’s repeatedly attempting to make him accept them as wives/concubines or whatever and wants to use his power for the kingdom. At this point I’m starting to wonder if she’s going to sexually assault the mc or something since she’s already trying to get into his bed and heart. Tsk. Unworthy.

  4. lol, the estimated the numbers of swordbird are drastically wrong, like heaven and earth wrong. 10,000 aren’t even 1% of the total number. On another note, I pray for Ruo’er little ship to stumble upon heaven defying luck and transform into splendid spaceship that sail beyond the sky.

    1. Yin constitution come from 9 generation of mothers giving birth during a moon ecplise if i remember correctly . Something like that it should be said in the chapters around the period Jiang Chen visits the palace for the first time

  5. Thank you for the chapter!

    So our proud princess declared that no other man shall touch her in this life. That is quite a comittment. I am sure her hero will treat her well.

    About Ruo’er and her condition: Jiang Chen is THE MC – someone who will surpass the celestial emperor 😉

    I’m sure he will find a way. (And be it rebuilding her body.)

  6. Thank you for the chapter!
    Peace is a lie.
    。There are only flowers.
    。Through flowers I gain passion.
    。Through passion I gain strength.
    。Through strength I gain power.
    。Through power I gain victory.
    。Through victory my chains are broken.
    。The Aureate Sect shall set me free!
    Provisionary Outer Sect Disciple, Jack~

  7. Lol…….This old king and his lackey. That lackey should have at least been more truthful. It might have even given the king something more important to think on. Ah well retards are going to go to war anyways. Fight for land and resources. Tis the way of the world.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  8. Goldwing Swordbird: Good, war. That means more food for my family. All 78 million of them. That’s a lot of birds to feed. XD XD XD

    Guess who said these lines originally, it’s from a certain movie.

  9. “Ruo’er is innocent and kind. No one is willing to see her hurt in this world. Jiang Chen, you… will you take Ruo’er as your wife in the future?”

    I would drop this novel if that happened. Same if he takes this gouyu. Seriously. They’re not worthy, so far from worthy that it’s ridiculous. It’s also too late, too much time has passed, romance shouldn’t happen now, it will ruin the novel if the mc gets infatutated with someone since it was made up to be a non-romance novel thus far. But there was something about a “beautiful female lead” tag and “romantic subplot” tag on novelupdates, so it seems that there will sadly be some form of romance. I just hope that it isn’t these two. Even the girl who was saved from that rapist is better than these girls.

    I just hope that any romance will not infect the main story too much and will not change the mc, his personality, his goals or anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I like some good romance, but it just feels wrong in this novel, especially since 123 chapters have already gone by. People in a romantic relationship should also be somewhat equal, even if the mc will always be better, but no one will be able to catch up to the mc and he’s so damn much older than any of them. An ancient person who have met the most beautiful and talented women of all heaven and earth while living for millions of years suddenly falls in love with an infant(in comparison) after not budging to any woman for all that time, how can that not be both creepy and just extremely forced since he should pretty much be immune to women.

  10. hahahahahah
    exaggerated? that boy did it all alone. family? he did it ALL ALONE! With his birds!
    poor darkshit king… he doesn’t even know where he is going.
    going for his place first even makes it easier on them, by not needing to intercept the army in other people territory.

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