TDG Chapter 140

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Chapter 140 – Demon Lord?

Not knowing what’s in Nie Li’s mind, they did not say anything further and continued forward.

In the ash grey sky, flocks of birds would occasionally fly past them. High-pitched screams added a strange atmosphere in the night. However, these birds are only the size of a palm, compared to the gigantic airborne demon beast earlier, the difference is too big.

Du Ze, Lu Piao and bunch followed behind, being extremely careful. This place is full of hidden dangers, they have no choice but to be careful.

“What is that?” Du Ze knitted his brows, pointing towards the distant wilderness.

Nie Li looked at the direction that Du Ze is pointing at. He could vaguely see, in the distant wilderness, a gigantic monument standing tall.

With a sudden idea, Nie Li said, “We’ll go have a look.”

The group moved towards the direction of the gigantic monument. As they were getting closer to it, they could feel a pressure blowing towards them, making it difficult to breathe.

“What exactly is that thing?” Lu Piao is very curious about it. Although the pressure was getting heavier and heavier, they still continued to move forward.

Several Scarlet Ghosts tailed Nie Li’s group. However, after feeling that pressure, they immediately scattered and began running. That gigantic monument obviously has a bigger effect on those Scarlet Ghosts.

“You guys remain here, I’ll go take a look.” Nie Li said. In order to be more careful, he merged with the Shadow Devil demon spirit and gradually approached the gigantic monument.

“Be careful.” Xiao Ning’er and bunch said, remaining at their location.

When he was several meters away, Nie Li raised his head got a clear view of the gigantic monument. The height of the gigantic monument is roughly dozens meters tall, besides having ash grey tone, Nie Li has no idea what the monument is made of.

The huge monument is carved with six types of ancient text. Nie Li could roughly make out one of them.

“Those who follows me, shall be honoured. Those who oppose me, shall perish. In the lifetime, gifted with extraordinary talent. Started to comprehend at the age of ten, splitting mountains and scattering stones. Comprehended the gentle realm at the age of thirteen, drying a river at the wave of a hand. At the age of sixteen, comprehended the profound of the demon spirits, and broke through the Legend rank realm. At the age of thirty, no one under the sky can withstand three of my strikes, battling all supreme experts around the world and have never tasted defeat. Comprehended the realm of man at the age of forty, opened the wisdom, knowing the past and present. At the age of fifty, sensed a calamity arriving, abandoned the throne and left. Leaving behind ten words, to pass down to the next generation……”

Reading the words on the gigantic monument, Nie Li was shocked. He never thought that this ancient monument would be left behind by Emperor Kong Ming. From this monument, Nie Li could feel that Emperor Kong Ming must be an extremely gifted person during his lifetime.

What caused Nie Li to be shocked is that Emperor Kong Ming could comprehend the realm of man at the age of forty, and was able the know the past and present. However, what does this past and present mean?

Nie Li could vaguely feel that this Emperor Kong Ming has a close link to the Temporal Demon Spirit Book. Perhaps this Emperor Kong Ming is the key to unlocking all of its secrets.

The ten word chant that Emperor Kong Ming left behind…

Nie Li’s gaze landed on the bottom of the ancient monument. However, there are scrape marks on the ancient monument that appeared to be done by some sharp object, making the words blurred beyond recognition.

“What chant did Emperor Kong Ming leave behind? Why is it scraped off?” Nie Li’s brows tightly knitted together. Could it be that someone came here before him? After that person looked at the ten word chant, in order to prevent someone from seeing it, he scraped it off?

After Nie Li pondered for a long while, both the Ancient Orchid City Ruins and this wilderness, there are things that Emperor Kong Ming left behind. Just exactly what is Emperor Kong Ming trying to do?

After searching the side of the ancient monument for a while, and discovering nothing else, an idea flashed in his mind. His hand touched the scrape marks and mysterious inscription pattern slowly spread out onto the ancient monument.

“Never thought that Emperor Kong Ming already surpassed Legend rank when he set this monument. When he carved those words, he left his intent within it. Although someone scraped the words off, it’s not possible to scrape the intent left behind by Emperor Kong Ming.” Scenes flashed one after another within Nie Li’s mind.

It was as though he was in the distant sky. A white robed middle aged man quietly stood there.

“Who am I? Where did I originate from and where am I to go? In my eyes, countless living beings are declining, countless lives are being born. Every living creature struggles in the cycle of reincarnation. However, generations of bloodlines shall continue to be inherited. Mankind constantly chases after the path of the supreme. Where is the end of the Dao?” The white robed man let out a sigh, “What is the Dao?”

“What is the Dao?” Nie Li lightly smiled in his heart. This is something that people are trapped in after breaking through to the realm higher than Legend rank, “The presence of Dao.”

Countless experts bitterly searched, but nothing was found. The Dao is within one’s heart. Emperor Kong Ming should have comprehended the meaning of Dao in this location and left this ancient monument. What caused Nie Li to feel strange is that, after countless years, there wasn’t any documentation of the Emperor Kong Ming being an existence that far surpassed Legend rank.

Could it be that after Emperor Kong Ming comprehended everything, he went to another area and did not stay on this piece of land?

“A mysterious person, someone that surpassed Legend rank before me and then went missing.” Nie Li mumbled.

“Infinity has no beginning, no beginning can have no end.” the white robed man sighed, and then moved backwards.

Nei Li felt the ten word chant left behind by Emperor Kong Ming and was startled. When he was in the Temporal Demon Spirit Book, he had seen this ten word chant before. This ten word chant was written on a piece of paper, it’s extremely profound. Nie Li never imagined that this is something that Emperor Kong Ming had comprehended.

Back then, Nie Li thought it was left behind by some peerless expert. At that time, Nie Li had already reached a realm that even Legend rank experts could not imagine. However, back then, even he couldn’t comprehend the ten word chant. Nie Li never thought that this ten word chant was left behind by Emperor Kong Ming when he broke through Legend rank.

Recalling his previous life, Nie Li suddenly had some profound understanding towards these words. This ten word chant meant the truth of life. The heritage of life is endless. Nie Li has only been able to partially comprehend the entire sentence.

Suddenly, Nie Li felt his soul realm surging, his soul force was frantically expanding and was flooding into the Shadow Devil demon spirit and Fanged Panda demon spirit. Both demon spirits underwent their first evolution and mutation.

Although Nie Li only comprehended a little of it, he could already feel how powerful this ten word chant is.

“Even though he was just at Legend rank, he already had such a level of understanding towards the martial path. He’s definitely not an ordinary person. Why didn’t I meet such a shockingly strong expert in my previous life?” Nie Li went silent, “However, among the tens of thousands of worlds, I’ve only been to a corner of this vast world. There are wider worlds out there. Perhaps Emperor Kong Ming went to even more distant worlds.”

Nie Li focused on the blurred figure of Emperor Kong Ming.

“Using the Great Change Heavenly Calculation Technique, I’ve calculated that there are five people that are able to obtain this ten word chant of mine. Everyone of them are extremely gifted and have unique understanding towards this ten word chant. The five people will kill one another, the last one will devour the other four’s understanding towards this ten word chant and meet with me.” Emperor Kong Ming’s leisure voice drifted.

Nie Li is shocked, so he himself is within the calculation of Emperor Kong Ming.

Just what kind of figure is this Emperor Kong Ming, exactly?

Emperor Kong Ming calculated that there will be five people who are able to obtain this ten word chant. These five people will then kill one another, and obtain the other’s understanding towards this ten word chant. But, where are the other four people? Nie Li suddenly had a strong sense of urgency. Perhaps the other four are also looking for him.

While Nie Li was bewildered, another scene flashed within his mind.

One person came flying and stopped in front of this ancient monument. He mumbled to himself, “I never thought that there would be such an area in Glory City. Seems like this trip was worthwhile. Those who follows me, shall be honoured. Those who oppose me, shall perish? Hmph hmph, such big words. Who is this Emperor Kong Ming to actually be so arrogant.”

This person looked at the ancient monument for a long time, his brows were tightly knitted together, “Infinity has no beginning, no beginning can have no end. What shit is this? What masterpiece cultivation can be hidden in just these ten words? This Emperor Kong Ming fella is really ridiculous!”

This person no longer seems to have any interest towards this ancient monument, turned around and was preparing to leave. However, after pondering for a moment, he turned back around.

“Since even me, the Demon Lord is unable to comprehend it, others can give up on getting it.” The self-proclaimed Demon Lord took out a dagger and scraped the ancient monument and cleanly scraped the ten words away, “Haha, now it’s clean.”

Suddenly, the Demon Lord suddenly frowned his brows, “Eh? What was the ten word chant again? Why can’t I recall it?”

The Demon Lord scratched his head, then no longer pondered about it. What exactly is the ten word chant? He roughly had a feeling that the ten word chant is something extraordinary. However, he had already scrapped it away. He regretfully looked at the ancient monument, revealing a fearful expression on his face.

The person that left behind the ancient monument must be an extraordinary supreme expert.

The Demon Lord looked at the ancient monument and pondered for a moment before leaving. He understands that he’s not fated to know the ten word chant.

Nie Li suddenly woke up, there was someone before this ancient monument?

“Seems like the action of this Demon Lord has been recorded in this ancient monument and was seen by me. Who is this Demon Lord? He was actually here before me. Infinity has no beginning, no beginning can have no end.” Nie Li murmured, engraving this ten word chant into his heart.

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76 thoughts on “TDG Chapter 140” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Thanks for the chapter, Thyaeria, Dogboy90, and Hab H!

    Uh-oh, The Dark Guild’s leader background is deep indeed. He may not be Sage Emperor, but this one seems to be eternal threat. Still, the Dao is here, and Nie Li just have to challenge the others to be the last standing. He needed it to fight the Sage Emperor.

    1. considering that in everyone of these novels mc can surpass the normal realm and become a living god i think it is safe to say it is the same thing simply (immortality and knowledge) maybe they can even ascend to god realm.

  2. i have a feeling that lord Ye Mo is one of the four who can comprehend the 10 words, probably him and Nie li will duke it out till death or somewhere along the way lord Ye Mo will die and calls out to Nie li and pass him his understanding of the 10 words.

    1. I don’t think Ye Mo and Nie li will fight to the death, i can’t begin to think of a reason they would. I could see someone else possibly killing Ye Mo, getting his piece of understanding, then Nie Li killing that person and gaining the 2 pieces from that.

      1. I feel as if Ye Mo wont be involved at all, I feel as if its connected to the Temporal Demon Spirit Book, so the other 4 will have knowledge of the book’s existence.

        Maybe, All 5 of the people have gotten the book in different worlds or some shit, and then after being killed were transferred to that world that Nie Li is currently in.

        So 5 different worlds with 5 different people that acquired the book, are now fighting for the book’s knowledge.

      2. I don’t think ye mo has the knowledge to understand the chant, he is “only” a legendary rank… it says that nie li saw the chant for the first time when he was already a step over the legendary rank yet he couldnt grasp the meaning and only after (now) he reached to understand a little bit…

    2. I don’t think Lord Ye Mo will have anything much to do with the 10 words because Nie Li hardly mentions him in reference to his previous life, therefore meaning that he died defending Glory City.

    1. don’t think, be sure because if nie li was the strongest at his past life and died by the hands of sage emperor then maybe the real reason for that fight was because of the book but then that is indeed the question isnt it xD

  3. The huge monument is carved with six types of ancient text. Nie Li could roughly make out one of them.

    That was a full out in-depth translation that merged with what the demon lord said, Damn it!

    1. Ascherit, bear with me here, but when learning a foreign language, if you can recognise most of the sentence, you know the whole sentence, because it is mostly conjugation and subject and verb agreement

  4. memory trapped inside of a stone not something new if you ask me i mean there are a lot of those in different books for example if you read “shadow of a raven” book the ancient people left memory stone as an access to past knowledge :))

    by the way Nie Li saw the demon lord? as in he now knows the face behind the Dark Guild?? please tell me he realized that and will use it against them \(>.>)/

      1. come on i didn’t say anything xD didn’t mean any offense to anyone either he asked how he saw all that and the words were scrambled i just said “memory stone” which by the way is not mentioned in chapter anywhere at all “memory stone” is not new topic in books and this book didn’t even say it was memory stone i just said what i thought it was if i wasn’t obvious sorry.

  5. Awesome Chapter, Thank You to the Translator and Editors.

    As for whats going on, Nie Li has yet another rare power up? 😀 and it seems like the leader of the Dark guild might be older and more powerful than we thought.

    Somethings been bothering me tho, Nie Li has changed a lot of things for the better, but some of the things he’s done and is doing are depriving others from power ups they wouldve had in his previous life; Like this for example, Ye Mo originally found the way inside the array and obtained not only blood crystals but most likely also received the words from the statue. And im not sure if he knows that Ye Zong saved his life by giving him the herb he needed to further his cultivation. For all we know, in the previous lifetime Ye Zong actually broke into Legendary Rank, but Nie Li is not aware of it. As for Ye Han, he’s made a lot of assumptions since he never knew him in his previous life, yet now he’s pushed him into being in line with the Sacred Family, giving them a very talented heir.

    1. Nie Li hasn’t really messed up anything with regards Ye Han because odds are that he betrayed Glory City since Ye Ziyun did not mention him to Nie Li in his past life.

      1. Yes he has deprived them of some specific powerups, but he has also given them better ones, such as the formulas to the Alchemist Association, and he also replaced all of Glory City’s current cultivation techniques with better ones

    2. and about the part that Ye Mo got into the array, this time he can do it faster because Nie Li already solved how to get in there, and Nie Li didn’t erase the words (assuming he won’t) Ye Mo can still read and learn from them and blood crystals can still be found, After all if 1 in 100 beast contains 1 blood crystal with Ye Mo’s power obtaining them is as easy as breathing :))

    3. Who found the statue first doesn’t really matter. It’s not that the first 5 who find it are chosen it’s that a specific 5 find it and obtain the words. So even if Ye Mo found it first before and finds it second now whether he’ll understand it or not doesn’t change. Also he may have taken the blood crystals but I think those super pills he gave the recipe for makes up for that in the long run. Same with the Herb and Nie Li could also slip him a new super cultivation technique to help him out as well.

      So Nie Li hasn’t taken any power ups from anyone without giving them something just as good if not better in exchange.

      As for Ye Han it’s been stated the Elders never would have accepted him in the end anyway so if Nie Li hadn’t pushed him to the sacred family the elders probably would have.

  6. Don’t know if this is relevant guys, but will Nie Li start cultivating at a greater pace because of the underlying threat of the four others Kong Ming briefly mentioned???

    1. well Nie Li’s cultivation did increase when he read the words carved on the statue and not to mention his demons mutated to the first level, but i don’t think those other 4 will be mentioned this soon after we found out about their existence. after all these 10 or so chapters has been a little intense i like it if they started getting into gold rank first then go into the arc about emperor kong ming’s inheritance.

  7. Thanks for the chapter, Thyaeria, Dogboy90, and Hab H! Dear WuxiaWorld, many thanks to the Author, Translator(s), (Editors), (Donors) for the awesome chapter! With lots of love, Jack ❤

  8. Okay, this chapter has rekindled my faith in this xianxia. I was starting to grow bored of Nie Li being jerkish and overpowered as heck, and I kinda just saw this series as a comedic series with little substance.

    However, jeez, this new development just shows so much promise for later arcs. I just hope we don’t have to wait too long for the plot to focus more on the five who understand the chant.

    Plus, even more importantly, it might finally introduce characters that could actually be Nie Li’s rival or equal. Though the thought of five Nie Li-s is scary as heck…

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