修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter One Hundred and Sixty Three “People Don’t Do This”

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Chapter One Hundred and Sixty Three People Don’t Do This

Returning to the sect, Zuo Mo was very satisfied.

He had come back with a huge pile of materials. When he thought of He Rong’s dumbstruck expression, he felt great. Almost as though he was robbing He Rong, he had bought out many of the rarely-used materials.

Three hundred pieces of jingshi was not an large sum, but to buy low-grade materials? It had great buying power.

Five Colored Berry Leaf, first-grade material, containing rich five elemental power, but due to the mixture of five elemental power, it was only used at dan formation for only a few kinds of lingdan. Twenty sprigs to a bundle. Each bundle sold for ten pieces of second-grade jingshi.

Gold-patterned Snake Fragrant Grass, rich in gold element power, often used as an auxiliary material in tempering flying swords.  It was considered a low-end material, due to the fact there were many substitutes for it. After the Gold-patterned Snake Fragrant Grass was dried, it was pressed into bricks. One brick weighed two taels, the price was five pieces of second-grade jingshi.

Rainbow Vine held a mixture of the five elements. The body of the vine was multicolored and was named for rainbow-like appearance. When added to a fire, it could increase the power of the fire. Ten catties in a bundle, the price was fifteen pieces of second-grade jingshi.

… …

Piling all these materials he had brought into the yard, Silly Bird flew down from the roof and rooted around before flying back to the roof in disappointment. There clearly was no “snack” that she liked here.

Zuo Mo was too lazy to pay attention to this wastrel that only knew how to eat and laze around. He summoned the Five Colored Pagoda.

It was lucky that ge had practiced [Vajra Profound Sutra] … …

Looking at the mountain of material, Zuo Mo took a breath and started [Vajra Profound Sutra]. As, he started to work, he took of his top revealing his golden ribs.

The bundles of Five Colored Berry Grass was moved in groups of ten; the bricks of dried Gold-pattern Snake Fragrant Grass went flying like rain; moving the ten catty bundles of Rainbow Vine was the most exhausting, Zuo Mo had turned into a manual laborer … …

In the yard, Zuo Mo sweated like rain, singing loudly, “Pagoda, you are a cow, what you eat is grass, what is squeezed from you is milk ,ah ah ah en ah … …”

The Five Colored Pagoda appeared to be drunk as it swayed as it ate the materials.

When the last piece of material was sucked into the pagoda, the Five Colored Pagoda finally laid down with a thud.

Zuo Mo froze. Not caring that he was half-naked, he bent down and prodded the Five Colored Pagoda which was on the ground. No response! It shouldn’t have a problem from eating too much, right? He thought hesitantly.

After a while, the Five Colored Pagoda rolled around on the ground twice before swaying as it stood up. The stone in Zuo Mo’s heart landed. He laughed heartlessly, “Ha, I had thought you were too full. So you still hadn’t had enough!”

Maybe it was that it heard the words, the Five Colored Pagoda suddenly shook. Splat, it spat out something and then dropped to the ground, rolling a few circles before becoming motionless.

Zuo Mo was gleeful. Did it poop out the remnants again? What the little pagoda pooped out was jingshi!

But when he looked, he was greatly disappointed. This wasn’t any remnant, it clearly was half a bundle of Five Colored Berry Leaf. He couldn’t help but look in puzzlement and ask, “Lil’ Pagoda, is this not tasty?”

The Five Colored Pagoda shook, rolling away from Zuo Mo.

On the rooftop, Silly Bird looked in sympathy at the Five Colored Pagoda that was rolling around. Then she lowered her head to go back to preening her feathers.

What Zuo Mo felt disappointed about was that Lil’ Pagoda didn’t spit out any remnants this time. His plan of buying low and selling high failed. However, with large amounts of five element power, the Five Colored Pagoda seemed to have recovered to a large extent, even though the sheen was not as bright as before. These materials were just low-grade materials. They were enough in terms of quantity but in quality, it was still not enough.

Zuo Mo was helpless.

From the results of these two experiences, he concluded only high level materials would yield remnants.

Now, whenever Zuo Mo looked at the Five Colored Pagoda, the Five Colored Pagoda would timidly shrink back. Zuo Mo said in a regretful tone, “Lil’ Pagoda, if you could poop after eating all this, how great would it be!”

The Five Colored Pagoda shook, continuously making sounds of throwing up.

 

———

 

Back of Wu Kong Mountain.

Five people floated in midair. Under their feet, the valley was completely transformed.

“Finally done!” Yan Le couldn’t help but sigh. The other people were also tired.

Wu Ling Sanren couldn’t help but say, “Your sect has really spared no expense! Such an expanse, it is rare to see even in the restricted grounds of those large sects.” His expression was extremely exhausted, but different from the others was that the exhaustion could barely disguise his excitement.

The jinzhi in front of him was created by five jindan experts working together to destroy five mountain peaks, clearing out five mountain valleys, and chiseling out nine deep springs. They had covered more than half of Wu Kong Mountains. If this wasn’t considered a great work, then Sky Moon Jie had no great works.

“We’ve really bled blood for this boy!” Even a person as composed as Pei Yuan Ran felt his heart was bleeding.

Wu Ling Sanren’s payment, countless materials … …

Almost half of Wu Kong Sword Sect’s assets had been used up. Yan Le who was in charge of the monies had a terrible expression, gritting his teeth as he said, “The boy can slowly enjoy this.” He turned and then said to Wu Ling Sanren with a slightly suspicious tone. “Are you sure he cannot solve it? The boy is very talented in formations.”

Wu Ling Sanren was so furious he almost left. Pei Yuan Ran hurriedly lectured Yan Le. “Do not be so impolite to Sanren!”

Yan Le twisted his mouth. Everyone was in jindan, he wasn’t afraid of Wu Ling Sanren. However, lectured by Shixiong, he didn’t dare to speak again.

Wu Ling Sanren’s anger slightly calmed, a flush crossing his old face as he snorted. “It’s not this one praising myself, this great formation was formed with the aid of you four. This one had also applied all of the knowledge this one ever learned. The future is uncertain, but up until today, it is truly the greatest masterpiece this one has created. If us five jindan cannot imprison a zhuji, then we should just kill ourselves.”

Yan Le blushed as the other talked. He defended himself, “We don’t want to imprison him inside, we just want him to practice the sword … …”

“Don’t worry!” Wu Ling Sanren’s eyes rolled. He snorted coldly, “This formation has layers of jinzhi. To break though, there is only one way. That is, to practice the sword essence to the level of Heart Turn Sword Essence, that is the only way to comprehend the intricacies involved and find the way out of the formation.”

“That’s good, that’s good.” Seeing the two descend into fighting, Pei Yuan Ran hurriedly smoothed over. Xin Yan and Shi Feng Rong looked on coldly from the side.

Wu Ling Sanren had not finished. “Friend Xin’s sword essence is pure and sharp. This one has not seen one like it before! However, everyone has to be careful. If one enters the formation and has not comprehended to Heart Turn Sword Essence, they cannot come out. To stop the boy from using his knowledge of formations to escape, this one has set up eighteen levels of jinzhi surrounding the formation. It is as solid as gold! If the four of you try to break the formation together, the formation would not stop you, but the person inside the formation would not escape death.”

The four of them started to hesitate. If the boy really could not solve the formation, if he encountered some danger inside, then they could do nothing about it.

“Friends, do not worry too much. Inside the formation, this one had especially emptied out some [Life] areas to allow him to rest. With his knowledge of formations, it should not be difficult to find these [Life] areas. Even though you cannot enter the formation, but you can observe the inside the formation. This one has also left behind some small transportation doors so you can transfer in supplies.”

Xin Yan suddenly opened, “I’ll find him.”

Finishing, he disappeared.

 

———

 

Zuo Mo rested lazily on the swing chair, idly soaking in the sun. The time to open the secret realm had been pushed back again and again. He didn’t have much to do. The change in opening the secret realm had supposedly been at the request of many sect leaders. The help that the Sword Test Conference had given the young xiuzhe was very large. The first thing many people had done when they had gone back to their sect was go into seclusion.

Right now, many people still had not come out of seclusion. Asking for the secret realm opening time to be delayed was natural.

Eldest Shixiong was still in seclusion. Luo Li Shixiong had been hurried into the sword cave.

Thinking bout this, Zuo Mo found it quite strange. Luo Li Shixiong was allowed to go to the sword cave, but why didn’t the sect leaders and the others allow him to enter the sword cave? He didn’t really care if he could go. What he cared about was that these recent days had been very peaceful, Xin Yan Shibo and the others hadn’t bothered him.

Thinking about the ”good” that Xin Yan Shibo had said when he was recovering, Zuo Mo felt coldness come into his heart. Even if he was under the sun, he could not get rid of the cold. He had a strong feeling that this matter wouldn’t easily conclude.

There definitely was something waiting for him.

Just at this time, he saw Xin Yan descending from the skies.

In an instant, Zuo Mo felt like he dropped into ice, his limbs went cold.

Xin Yan coldly snorted, his hand holding Zuo Mo up. Without another word, he flew into the sky.

Second Shibo flew extremely quickly, the harsh wind making Zuo Mo unable to open his eyes.

Shibo, where are we going?” Zuo Mo tried to bear the strong wind and carefully asked.

“Cultivate the sword.” Xin Yan was expressionless.

“Cultivate the sword?” Zuo Mo’s heart rested slightly. Good, good, it wasn’t anything strange.

Hm, wasn’t this going to the back of the mountain? Was Shibo going to teach him about the sword in the back regions?

Suddenly, Zuo Mo’s body froze.

Below him, a gigantic formation appeared in his vision. The formation that he had made in the Sword Test Conference could only be called a small formation when compared to the formation in front of him.

Did the sect have such a large formation?

They didn’t, he had come to this area many times before!

Zuo Mo saw the sect leader, Yan Le Shibo, Master, and an old Taoist that he did not know.

But why did their eyes seem slightly strangeas they looked at him … … …

Just as Zuo Mo was puzzled, Xin Yan Shibo’s hands suddenly relaxed.

“Ah!”

Zuo Mo shrieked. The wind howling in his ears, he was unable to control his body. Panicked, he hurriedly started the [Vajra Profound Sutra]!

A golden figure fell from the sky and slammed into the ground.

Boom!

The earth shook as dirt was sent flying everywhere. A golden figure hit the dirt directly, leaving an indent in the shape of a person.

Zuo Mo felt his organs had shifted from the impact. He dazedly opened his eyes and struggled to get up as he spit up mud.

Lucky that ge had practiced … …

He hissed in pain. His body felt like it was going to break. Even though his [Vajra Profound Sutra] had reached the level of Red Lotus Flowing Gold, it still hurt when he dropped from such a height.

But he was slightly reassured. Since he had eaten dirt, then this matter should pretty much be concluded, he thought inside.

Hm, where was this? This wasn’t right!

In front of him, sword essences roiled about, flowing in layers as dense as a forest, unable to be avoided!

Zuo Mo wanted to cry.

People don’t do this … …

Translator Ramblings: Don’t ever leave your children with Zuo Mo, he will stuff them so full they will puke. For those that had been waiting for the elders to get their own back, it has started. An alternate title for the chapter should be “You can’t do this!”.

In this chapter, Zuo Mo calls both Wei Sheng and Luo Li Shixiong. Wei Sheng is unshakable in his position as Eldest Shixiong (good bye, Qin Cheng) but Luo Li has already mentioned that he still thinks that he can compete with Zuo Mo for the position of second. However, despite higher cultivation and longer time spent with the sect, Zuo Mo has “beat” him twice, and in the eyes of the public, Zuo Mo is second ranked among the disciples. Zuo Mo hasn’t really switched around yet, but public perspective differs from his view.

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47 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter One Hundred and Sixty Three “People Don’t Do This”

  1. Hahahahahahaha. Finally they got their revenge on zuo mo. This is forcing him to either level up in formation technique(which is unlikely for a zhuji) or cultivate the sword. Shi feng rong might look cold now, but that softie would worry when she see zuo mo encounter a threatning situation.

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    • I don’t know, I think it would be funnier if he solved the formation, which means that there’s definitely a possibility of it 😉

      I wonder if that guy gave them a money back guarantee?

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      • Maybe if he got to ningmai. I doubt a zhuji could break a 5 jindan based formation. No way out for our zombie face from cultivating the sword this time. Haha

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  2. Pu Yao will need to help him out, or Zuo Mo is going to suffer in there for a while. Ouch. The Sect Leaders are really not up to date on the latest information.

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  3. I thought they wanted him to study the various scrolls and fix his own sword essence? Did they decide that being struck by them repeatedly would be more effect or something?

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  4. Thanks for the chapter, it was great!

    I shudder to think what kind of bad things he will do in there. Maybe loot the whole formation?

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  5. So we have two options (in my mind). One, Zuo Mo solves the formation, which would be hilarious. And second, Zuo Mo teleports out with the help of Pu Yao and completely ignores the formation, which would even more fucking hilarious in my opinion. xD

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  6. Who bets he will somehow get out of the formation without understanding ” Heart Turn Sword Essence”? I do XD, but it may take sometime ;p

    Thanks for the translation!

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  7. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

    poor Zombie.. no pagoda manure and got trapped by the elders.. XD
    lets see if those elders plan is going to work~

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  8. Ugh… These goddamn sect leaders piss me off to no end. Self-righteous, arrogant, narrow-minded, short-sighted bastards, the lot of ’em. I want them all to die. Really now, they don’t spend the slightest amount of time trying to understand Zuo Mo, they don’t even talk about him with the people he’s actually friends with, they jump to conclusions, and they force things on him. Then they get so mad when he doesn’t react the way they were expecting?

    The only possible excuse I can accept for their behavior this time is that they don’t care about their own pride or reputation, but just want to raise a talented sword xiu to deal with the calamity coming soon, even if doing so turns that sword xiu into their enemy. Because they’ve done less than nothing to give Zuo Mo anything he wants, and treat him more like a slave than a disciple.

    Thanks for the translation though. I can’t wait to see how Zuo Mo turns this against them (or their expectations, anyway)! Or at least, I really hope he does… Haha.

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    • Honestly i actually really like the way they are going about it, they are giving him two options, one is to cultivate his sword essence(which he totally should be has just been so busy with trying to fix his dantian) or the other is to study the formation and learn more anyways, then figure out he even if he knows the formation he needs power to destroy the key parts or something.

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      • Perhaps you misunderstand. This is like parents telling a kid to give up music, or dance, or the arts to focus on law school because this is a law family, and we’ve been lawyers back for 5 generations, and we’ll always be lawyers – and music isn’t a real job. Guess going to law school makes you OP? Hardly. It makes you just like every other cardboard cutout. Paint, Zuo Mo. PAINT!

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      • Why would you relate Law school and learning Magical Sword techniques in the same sentence of being OP????
        There are real dangers in this novels and the elders know that with only formations you don’t have much power for sudden dangers and you can’t always lay your formations down everywhere you are but you can take the sword with you and be ready anytime.
        The Yao will break free soon and they will eat up all the fruits doing the “be free” arts and only the strong will survive.
        On another note, if my parents were to sacrifice half their wealth so I can go to law school, even if I hate it I will go just for that reason. You have to recognize goodwill and good guidance in life, when you are young your choices lack experience and many people always ask themselves what happened when they fall short after doing what they felt was “right and free”.

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      • Balderdash!

        1) It’s not about Law School or Sword Arts it’s about family tradition and expectations. Don’t get confused, good sir.

        2) One potential power in this story might very well come from those mysterious crane messages from the first half of the novel. Those are formations. Wu Kong is a small island on a big sea, formations are way more powerful than they even know. Especially sense sword arts are in fact low grade formations. So let’s not say formations can’t protect you in this dangerous world, good sir.

        3) Formations are strong. The Yao can’t even comprehend them, their powers work on a different wavelength. They probably understand what it is to swing a sword though. Yet, Pu Yao is always saying how he’s amazed by the inventions of human cultivators through formations. Live free AND strong, my good sir.

        4) If my parents were to give away half of their assets without consulting me first, that would be a big mistake. What fool-hardy parents would do such a thing? “I have an idea, let’s buy our a kid a steak dinner though he’s a vegan. We’re the best parents ever!” – “Let’s throw our a kid a sleepover though he has night terrors. We’re awesome!” Good sir, no sir!

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      • No it’s about Power not family tradition, no one ever mentioned passing down tradition anywhere. No Idea where you got that from.
        If you do not understand what a sect is and why they take in students and if in the first place they accept you at all, you need to go look it up. Elders basically run the school and what goes on there with every student present. At the end of the day he was never forced to stay there now was he?
        Formations are strong, but the sword is stronger. Truly a simple fact.
        And I can see why you are unfilial now, to think you would scoff at parents who put in effort for you, tsk tsk.

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      • HAHAHA. You’re drunk off your own whine. Sects are established to pass along a tradition. Along with clans. And Houses. And Families. These traditions might involve the aggregation of power along bloodlines or school of thought, but it is the tradition that is the root for this development. I suggest you you read a history book. Maybe start with ancient Greek city-states. Or Babylonian tribes. Maybe consider the Epic of Gilgamesh where the moral force behind the story was the tradition of city sects opening the gates to wilderness sects in order to transform humans from beasts to civilized people. Gilgamesh didn’t convert Enkidu for power, he did it to continue the tradition of human thought.

        Now, I shall begin your dismemberment:

        1) “no one ever mentioned passing down tradition anywhere.”
        Is that so? When the 4 Jidan continually whine about Zuo Mo not learning their sword arts and skills, that’s not them complaining about passing down their martial traditions? They have a sect based around the sword. It’s a cutting blow for them when one of their three most promising students refuses to learn the ‘family business.’ They want to pass down the martial tradition to him, obvious, at any cost, if they’re willing to imprison him. It’s about pride in tradition. It’s not about power here. They don’t want Zuo Mo to grow strong. He will, naturally, with sword cultivation. But it’s about the FACE of the sect that’s at stake when a pupil refuses his teachers’ instruction.

        2) “if you do not understand what a sect is… you need to look it up.”
        I did look it up, for you benefit. It’s my greatest calling in life to shine light on darkness and educate the ignorant of the world. A sect is defined as ‘any group, party, or faction united by a specific doctrine or under a doctrinal leader.’ That doctrine is the sword dao – the tradition of the sword path. I don’t know why you insisted I look this up, it doesn’t add to either of our points. But I did it. Soo… moving on.

        3) “At the end of the day he was never forced to stay there now was he?”
        Oh, you mean like keeping him imprisoned in a sealing formation built with sword energy for the past 6 months? Obviously he could just waltz right out. You got me there. They left him a key under the formation sealing door mat. -sigh- just… -sigh-

        4) “Formations are strong, but the sword is stronger. Truly a simple fact.”
        We don’t have enough evidence in the story yet to prove that fact other than sect leader bias. The world is still small. Also, sword techniques are formations. So, not sure what the heck you’re talking about.That’s like saying ‘formations are stronger than formations. Truly a simple fact.’

        5) “I can see why you are unfilial now, to think you would scoff at parents who put in effort for you, tsk tsk.”
        Quite rude. Also, it doesn’t possess much in the way of critical thinking skills. To force someone to do something against their will is the most unfilial. I wonder how you were brought up not to know this. I’d hate to imagine your date life. Strength of force, hmmm? Tsk. tsk.

        I do like this banter. However it’s soo far back in the chapter queue now that i have to click more than necessary to find it and casually rebuff you. Let’s put a pin in this one and start another juicy conversation on a more modern chapter. I’m sure you’ll say something interesting soon again anyway. And I’ll just HAVE to reply. 🙂

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  9. I suppose there are lots of different types of sword essence drifting around inside the formation, so they want him to spend a large amount of time in there experiencing them and hopefully in the end it will allow him to fix his sword essence and evolve it into something greater reaching the heart turn sword essence. But in his case good luck with that.

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  10. SUCH IF LIFE!!!! 😂😂😂
    Sigh, having to be pushed to being OP to the point of having people secrifice half their wealth for you, truly blessed. Some XianXia characters have to kill and strive hard or such an oportunity without anyone pushing em 😄

    Many thanks for the chapter.

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  11. so funny. Rolling on the ground out of breath kind of funny. I can’t wait for his fellow disciples to come and “explain” why with happened to poor him. That guy in his consciousness is going to laugh so hard when he wakes up. This situation feels like a repeat of when he was getting struck by sword essence in the beginning stages of the story.
    Will he escape? Not likely at least not for a long while. They might pull him out for the sacred grounds but they may tell him he can’t go if he does not escape from the formation. Now that would be funny. The elders getting between him and his jingshi.

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  12. I think Zuo Mo will completely solve the formation but thinking that the “Shibo’s” will not let him off unless he learns the Heart of Sword Essence. He’ll probably level-up the two essence and create a Water-Ice Sword Essence.

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  13. The rest of the story is funny and fine but . . . i really m damn annoy about him not being able to advance in cultivation. @_@!!!

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