修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter One Hundred and Ninety Six “News”

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Chapter One Hundred and Ninety Six – News

At Wu Kong Mountain, Shi Feng Rong had a face full of fury, “Why?”

Pei Yuan Ran was helplessly apologetic. “Too far! Even if we tell him, he won’t be able to get back. Unless he is jindan, he can’t get back in three days.”

“Then I won’t go to Bright Wave Jie! I’ll go get him!” Shi Feng Rong said decisively.

“Nonsense!” Pei Yuan Ran was furious. Looking at the pain and anger on Shi Feng Rong’s face, he suppressed the anger inside and said in a low voice, “There are so many experts in Bright Wave Jie. Whether our sect can establish ourselves in Bright Wave Jie, it all depends on us jindan. In our time of need, will Shimei abandon the entire sect for just Zuo Mo?”

Shi Feng Rong bit her lips tears flowing down uncontrollably.

Pei Yuan Ran relaxed his tone of voice, “Shimei, don’t worry. Zuo Mo is usually clever. He definitely will be fine. After we establish ourselves in Bright Wave Jie, we can send people to search for him!”

Pei Yuan Ran comforted Shi Feng Rong for a long time before she was finally persuaded.

 

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When Lin Qian saw Pei Yuan Ran, he saw the other’s face was dark, and assumed that Pei Yuan Ran was worried for the future. He comforted, “Sect Leader Pei, do not worry too much. This one has some weight in Bright Wave Jie and will definitely pick a good land for your sect.”

Pei Yuan Ran raised his hands in thanks, but he stared at Lin Qian and said solemnly, “This one still has one thing that that he does not understand. Master Lin, please explain a few things to me!”

“Oh, please speak, Sect Leader Pei,” Lin Qian said.

“Master Lin has no connection to our sect, so why have you been so close with our sect as of late?” Pei Yuan Ran’s eyes were bright.

Lin Qian seemed to have already know that Pei Yuan Ran would ask this, and smiled, “If that’s the case, then I will speak the truth. It is because I see potential in Wei Sheng. Wei Sheng is the most talented xiuzhe that this one has ever seen, he has unbridled potential and his future will certainly be boundless. Sect Leader Pei can think of this as an investment. In the future, when I need help, please, Sect Leader Pei, lend a hand.”

“Naturally,” Pei Yuan Ran’s heart relaxed slightly. Even though he didn’t believe all of it, but he didn’t let it show.

Lin Qian smiled and said, “We will temporarily set our departure at noon three days from now. This one will be waiting and won’t disturbed Sect Leader Pei now. Farewell!”

“I won’t see you off!” Pei Yuan Ran said, raising his folded hands.

 

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Zuo Mo and Fu Feng had made two good transactions, the aura between them very harmonious.

Chang Heng and Gui Feng were not interested in Golden Crow Fire, something Zuo Mo felt was very regretful about. However before leaving, Zuo Mo asked them to spread the news of the Golden Crow Fire, and Fu Feng agreed.

Zuo Mo saw Fu Feng and the others leave.

“What are you going to do?” Pu Yao suddenly asked.

Zuo Mo inhaled deeply, and then exhaled, as though he wanted to pushed out all the darkness that had formed in his heart, “I’ll take it step by step.”

Pu Yao smiled coldly, “You didn’t receive one bit of information. Tsk tsk, seems those old codgers don’t value you very much!”

Zuo Mo was silent.

“Plan on flying back?” Pu Yao didn’t have any sympathy.

“There’s not enough time,” Zuo Mo shook his head. From the Desolate Wood Reef to Wu Kong Mountain, flying would take multiple months.

“Don’t worry,” Pu Yao said unconcernedly, “Even if the yaomo come, it would be small groups. Probably just Night Stock Yao and Moon Demon, nothing important.”

“Night Stock Yao and Moon Demon? Are they very strong?” Zuo Mo asked curiously. He didn’t know much about yaomo.

“Little worms,” Pu Yao twisted his mouth, “about the same as ningmai.”

“Then why is everyone fleeing?” Zuo Mo could not understand, “If they are about the same as ningmai, we can completely kill them!”

Pu Yao smiled scornfully. “Whether Night Stock Yao or Moon Demon, if they face your ningmai, they can fight one against three!” His bloody pupil suddenly rippled, “Their growing environment is much more cruel than you guys.”

“So what?” Zuo Mo wasn’t persuaded.” Sky Moon Jie has jindan!”

Pu Yao shrugged indifferently, “This is just the beginning. I am willing to bet… no, guarantee that the old codgers of your sect are definitely planning on migrating away. Who is willing to bleed themselves to help other people stop yaomo?”

“Wu Kong Mountain is the base of our sect … …”

“You are too naïve!” Pu Yao’s words were full of scorn, “Just a poor mountain. As long as they have people, where can’t they go? Without the mountain, they can go steal another one.”

Zuo Mo couldn’t speak.

“Prepare early,” Pu Yao shook his head, “I won’t have any time in the near future, don’t bother me.”

He disappeared after finishing.

Zuo Mo stood at his spot he was unfocused for a moment. He could not think that the entire front line of Bloody Sky Metropolis Jie had collapsed in such a short period of time. This was the news that he traded with Fu Feng. Supposedly, it was a group of yaomo that had appeared at the flank and caused the collapse of the entire defensive line which fortified Bloody Sky Metropolis Jie.

Sky Moon Jie was not immediately next to Bloody Sky Metropolis Jie, but it wasn’t far from it, so it was in a very dangerous situation. Many sects of Sky Moon Jie had already started to prepare for migration.

This was the news from five days ago.

What had frozen Zuo Mo’s heart was that he had not received any news from his own sect. News from five days ago, with Wu Kong Sword Sect’s present status, they couldn’t be ignorant of it. If he moved now, he couldn’t meet up with the sect unless the sect migrated to Little Mountain Jie. But if they were going through Little Mountain Jie, they would have notified him so he could prepare to receive them.

But he hadn’t received anything.

He knew that he was set on a different path from the sect after this incident.

He wasn’t sad. In reality, when he had came out of the sword essence formation, he had sensed it coming, but he hadn’t thought the day would come so quickly. The present Wu Kong Sword Sect had long not been the Wu Kong Sword Sect of the past.

Never mind, he should think of way to protect himself. It was better to rely on himself than on others.

Zuo Mo’s idea was quite different than anyone else. He decided to keep guarding Desolate Wood Reef. Desolate Wood Reef’s environment was special. Adding on the Skyring Moon Chime Formation, and the golden armor guards, he could basically guarantee his own safety. If it was needed, he could enter Little Mountain Jie through the jie river at any time.

But before that, he needed to increase his own strength. Otherwise, with his zhuji cultivation and despite his large wealth of jingshi, not a piece of him would remain. If he left, he would take the shidi with him.

He had found all the materials for the five essence sword set. Also, his cultivation, which hadn’t moved for such a long time, finally had started to grow.

At this time, it was better to control his personality and increase his own strength before anything else.

The re-forging of Water Drop sword was very quick, only taking one day. He added a piece of fourth-grade Crimson Fire Rock. Even though that did not elevate it to fourth-grade, it rose to the top of third-grade. The outer layer of the Water Drop sword had an additional aura of bright red flame that constantly burned.

Zuo Mo renamed it [Water Fire Sword].

The Teeth Vine was soaked in a “ling spring.” There were no ling springs on the Desolate Wood Reef. This ling spring was one that Zuo Mo made himself using formations. The effect was not as good as natural ling springs. Zuo Mo could only increase the time it spent in the water.

The ten days it should have taken to forge, were extended to thirty days by Zuo Mo.

The Blue Icicle Crystal, the Breath Rock, and the Fox Teeth were all fourth-grade materials. It was almost impossible for Zuo Mo at present to forge them. He could only process them into sword billets. When his cultivation reached ningmai and he had absorbed Golden Crow Fire, could he finish the forging.

All of his other time was spent on meditation.

In this period of time, even Pu Yao who usually disdained Zuo Mo’s cultivation, intelligently chose to remain silent. Also, Pu Yao was very busy in this time.

Zuo Mo received a flying sword message from his Master. On there, it said that Bloody Sky Metropolis Jie had collapsed, and the sect decided to move to Bright Wave Jie. She told Zuo Mo to be careful and protect himself. It also told him he could enter other sects. If there was a chance, he could also go to Bright Wave Jie to find them.

Zuo Mo put the flying sword message into his ring, and turned back to his meditation.

On the Desolate Wood Reef, the black lake had been completely transformed.

The inky black pond water now glowed darkly. On the shore, a simple and old-fashioned stone altar had taken form. Thirty something little yao guards continuously took water from the black water pond and poured it onto the stone tiles of the altar.

The stone tiles were like sponges. No matter how much black water was poured onto the surface, they didn’t leave one drop behind.

Pu Yao looked at the altar, not saying a word.

The number of xiuzhe that passed through Desolate Wood Reef increased over the days. At the beginning, there were little crowds. After a while, it turned to a continuous flow.

The power of the Skyring Moon Chime formation was much higher than before, so the consumption of jingshi was also much higher. Each day, it needed twenty pieces of third-grade jingshi to remain active. However, even though it was very expensive, but the strength exuded by the Brahma sound ring, and the Skyring Moon Chime Formation, prevented the passing xiuzhe from daring to have any greedy thoughts.

The rumors were that the Black Wind Bandits had attacked the Desolate Wood Reef, but ended up all being annihilated. There were also rumors that Zuo Mo was selling Golden Crow Fire. As long as they could pay the price or had good things to trade, they could buy it at any time.

Each xiuzhe that came onto the island would ask around about these two pieces of news when they landed.

As the flow of people increased, Zuo Mo’s daily income also shot up. However, he didn’t have any time to put on it. Each day, he furiously meditated, hoping to quickly break through to ningmai.

In comparison, Lil’ Pagoda was living very well these past days. The large amounts of talismans and materials that Zuo Mo had gotten from the Black Wind Bandits were quite good. Since Zuo Mo could not use them, and there was no place he could sell them, he decided to feed it all to Lil’ Pagoda.

Lil’ Pagoda flowed with light. Compared to the fragility of the past, it seemed to be brimming with life.

The tip of the tower that had been as sharp as a sword was now much more round. The slender body seemed much broader. The past Five Colored Pagoda gave people the feeling of darkness and sharpness. Now, it was more lively and nimble, the aura of killing was much smaller. What Zuo Mo felt most strange about were the five little gourds appeared on the eaves of the first level.

The five little gourds were all of different colors, belonging to the five elements. They were the size of a grain of a rice. If Zuo Mo did not look closely, he wouldn’t have found them.

Zuo Mo and Lil’ Pagoda communicated many times on the use of the five little gourds. Lil’ Pagoda tried very hard to explain, but Zuo Mo didn’t understand even after a long time. Full of anticipation, Zuo Mo couldn’t do anything except throw the question to one side.

To Zuo Mo’s joy, Lil’ Pagoda spat out a piece of grey mud again. It was slightly larger than last time, about the size of his thumb. Zuo Mo put the little bit of grey mud into his ring.

The other shidi also knew now that the sect had already left Sky Moon Jie. Everyone’s mood became terrible. Some people joined other sects. Zuo Mo didn’t stop them. In situations like this, they were certainly free to enter other sects.

Power and responsibility were tied together. The sect surrendered their responsibilities to them. Accordingly, they also surrendered the power to constrain them.

All of Zuo Mo’s efforts were put on cultivation.

He could feel his cultivation progressing extremely quickly. On a certain day, he finally started his charge at ningmai!

Translator Ramblings: Some of you were almost correct, and a few of you were on the dot. pennamemoe was the first person to get it exactly right.

No ramblings today so you guys can process this chapter without my influence. =) I’ll write tomorrow.

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62 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter One Hundred and Ninety Six “News”

  1. Wasn’t Zuo Mo placed there to guard their retreat? If so, then why are they retreating in a different direction?

    Also, why hasn’t the beast breeder said anything about the highly suspicious alter and its extremely suspicious attendants?

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    • That’s pretty much exactly what I was thinking. I need a map to make sense of this. I think they were saying that it was the only path of retreat or something. I don’t really want to go back and look though.

      As far as I can recall the beast pond is somewhere else than the black pond.

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      • There are several routes to evacuate Sky Moon jie of which one of them is the Desolate Wood Reef that is secured by Wu Kong Sword Sect for themselves. However, it appears that this Lin Qian character has offered the sect leader not only safe passage to Bright Wave jie, but also to help establish the sect there once they get there. This offer was probably too good to refuse since the sect wouldn’t have to start from scratch if they had retreated to Little Mountain jie. So the path of retreat through Zuo Mo’s island became unnecessary.

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  2. Thank you very much. I hope Zuo Mo runs into the sect after he becomes stronger. The author writes differently enough from other Xianxia it wouldn’t surprise me if he just had Zuo Mo forget about it.

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  3. thanks a lot.
    i wanted to ask how did zuo mo cultivation started to increase?
    there was no sign of him finding a formation for energy storage, that according to pu yao was the way to overcome the leaking energy from zuo mo’s dantian.

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  4. Zuo Mo as a Ningmai… I wonder how big the gap between Ningmai and Jindan is… if it’s possible for him to use his various skills to kill Jindan while in Ningmai, the same way he killed Ningmai while in Zhuji…

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    • The reason he can fight ningmai as zhuji is because he can use formations that a normal zhuji can’t. Maybe he could fight Jindan by using more powerful formations, but that would require very high level materials and talismans and lots, LOTS of jingshi

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  5. I feel sorry for him. So basically he is turrtling for now until he gets attacked and forced to flee? I am wondering if he turns into a fortress to hold back the invasion. I wonder if the others will make it with their choice?

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  6. This chapter left a bitter taste in my mouth. Zuo Mo better start making some pills of regret since they will be in high demand once Zuo Mo’s inevitable achievements reach the ears of those old codger.

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  7. Zuo Mo life is really sad I think.. he helped his sect to be famous and respected, but his elders abandoned him just because he is not pure sword xiuzhe.. damn, they are really terrible bast*rds! I hope Zuo Mo won’t ever go back to the sect and make his own name famous in xiuzhe world as super powerful and richest xiuzhe 😀

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  8. What a refreshening chapter.

    A smooth way out of the sect.
    A good interaction beetween Pu Yao and Zu Mo.

    I couldn’t ask for more.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    P.S.: Was it mentionned when and how the holes in his dantian were repaired?

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  9. i think his cultivation rose up because he is breakthrought the montain pshyce. the starting point cultivation of yao human. i think more like he is undergoing a revolution. the hybrd of human and yao mo

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  10. This chapter is sad for Zuo Mo to have his sect abandon him. But he is so pragmatic, takes it all in stride without feeling angry and upset.

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  11. thanks for the chapter,
    so did the mountain physique thingy help plug the holes in his dantian, or was it that the size of his dantian increased so that even if the holes are at the same level, the amount of ling power he can store before reaching the the holes have increased?

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  12. Ok so, the sect can do what they like, pretty much good riddance. They never valued Zuo Mo’s preferences much, and now they sod him down the river in many ways, but conversely also he basically has no more use for them either. But I do hope Wei Sheng gets a chance to redeem himself, up until now he’s been a cool guy. The Assassin sword guy also, whatever his name was, isn’t too bad either. They both should just ditch their elders who have no integrity when they get a chance.

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    • Haha! The sect fucked up big time this time!
      Zuo Mo and Wei Sheng has an irreplacable relationship, in Wei Sheng’s heart Zuo Mo is his benefactor!

      Wu Kong Sword Sect? Not so much, Wei Sheng will definitely get pissed, might even leave the sect.
      Rather! Every top sect member was and is indebted to Zuo Mo, it is Zuo Mo’s sect, he has so much influence and the elders couldn’t see that.

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  13. Ahh, I’m mad. They don’t even have so much talented people, I can’t help but be angry that they would do something as dumb as practically exiling Zuo Mo and then abandoning him. As for Lin Qian, I bet that his motives have more to do with a certain somebody else than yet another sword xiuzhe talent.
    Don’t these guys ever get tired of playing with sharp pointy objects? It’s not for kids you know.

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  14. It is very sad really, thinking about it Wu Kong sect is Zuo Mo’s family ever since the first chapter. He expected to be exiled or even be forgotten momentarily but to be abandoned without even informing him is really crushing indeed.

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  15. Good the trash sect is gone, if ZM ends up joining them again later, i will drop this in a heart beat. If he is stupid enough to still think well of them, than he dosent deserve to have a brain.

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  16. Finally, no more prejudiced a-hole elders punishing him because he’s skilled in more than one field and not having a crippling over specialization in only the sword. I will give some points to the master though, at least she sent word and was concerned rather than completely abandoning her (now former) disciple.

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  17. I didn’t think they would abandon him this soon…. My heart sanked… what is Lin true motives? He’s always lying.

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  18. It’s sad how MC got abandoned and treated so coldly even tho he did nothing bad. All the issues sect had with him came from misunderstandings and lack of communication. Not to mention that they clearly knew he is very talented and yet they decided it was worth abandoning for no real reason. or at least I missed the part where they had mentioned why it would be for them better without Zuo Mo around when he has is talented in so many fields.

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