修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Forty Seven “Rainbow Mirage Light”

This chapter has been brought to you by me, WanderingGummiOfDoom, and warlord212.

Chapter Two Hundred and Forty Seven – Rainbow Mirage Light

Zong Ru’s gaze was indifferent, his left hand held the Four-Flanged Vajra Gada, his right hand formed a seal.


His voice resounded like a vast bell. It was not high and exciting, but it could be heard throughout Nan Sheng Village! With him as the center, an invisible hurricane swept outwards.

The faces of the xiuzhe all changed!

The ling armors they were wearing were already activated, but this shout seemed to have sounded from the bottom of their hearts. Their ling shields were not effective at all. What shocked them even more was all the ling power in their bodies suddenly froze for a moment!

Abhinna: Truth Speech!

The other four people took the opportunity to jump off the ground. Lightning fast, they were like four flying swords that thrust into the crowd.




Ma Fan only took a quick glance and the battle field was imprinted in his mind. After being the core for so long, his grasp of the entire battle situation was unparalleled in the camp. He had undergone the greatest change in the camp, or rather, he had improved the most, especially the presence he now had.

When he had been made the core, his performance had been very inexperienced. After gradually adjusting, a presence appeared on his body, one that was extremely authoritative. He had previously been an eternally roaming wolf that always gave people the sense of danger. The present him was less attention-catching. His features were ordinary. In a crowd, it was now harder to pick him out.

[Illusory Shadowless Sword of Destruction] was the killing move he had used the most in the past, but as his understanding of sword essence and battle had deepened, he started to experiment with simpler sword moves. Gradually, the number of times he used [Illusory Shadowless Sword Of Destruction] had decreased, and his edges had gradually been hidden. After he learned the fifth-grade [Void Movement] method, which lacked the dazzle of his previous illusory movement method, the threat he posed increased rather than decreased.

In a chaotic battle, it was difficult for the enemy to even detect his existence.

Ma Fan’s stealth was wonderfully displayed at this time. He was like an unnoticeable thread of light smoke floating among this crowd. There were no grand sword moves. Even his sword energies were just several cun long. He was like a little swordfish but no one other than Xie Shan could rival his efficiency!

In the blink of an eye, he had defeated seven or eight people.

Many people had not even found they had been attacked before he had disappeared without a shadow.




Compared to Ma Fan’s clean and high efficiency killing intent that was concealed, Xie Shan was a completely different style.


As keen as a sword!

He was like an unsheathed sword. Countless five colored sword essences swam around him like rainbow flying swords. The pressuring sword essences intercrossed, extremely beautiful, and full of killing intent!

Xie Shan was a clever person. He knew his strengths and weaknesses.

In Little Mountain Jie, those with ningmai third stratum cultivation could be counted on the fingers!

In the stage of ningmai third stratum, the lowest amount of ling power in the body was ninety jing. No one knew that the ling power in Xie Shan’s body had reached an astounding one hundred and eighty jing! There was a saying that if a person could get the ling power in their body to contain more than two hundred jing, they could enter jindan. This kind of saying was not reliable, but it showed just how strong Xie Shan was. He had almost reached the peak of ningmai!

The benefit of deep cultivation was that those killing moves that came at great cost were not significant to him.

He rarely used killing moves. His comprehension of sword essence meant that he could easily face other enemies. However, Ma Fan had provoked his competitiveness today!

The pure ling power in his body were instantly channelled. The multi-colored sword energies around his body brightened and vibrated.

A light flashed through his eyes. His fingers came together,and he pointed at the crowd of xiuzhe!

Five colored light rose in the sky above his head in layers like an aurora curtain. The sun in the sky lost color at this moment. As his fingers pointed into the air, the aurora in the sky suddenly broke, and countless broken sword essences howled as they turned to streaming five colored lights that shot down. Killing intent rose with the rain of light!

It was a five colored rainstorm. However, no one had the energy to spare to watch it. The sound of air tearing made everyone’s scalp prickle!

What shocked the surrounding spectators was that Xie Shan’s move had covered all the xiuzhe that had been pursuing them!

[Rainbow Mirage Light]!

This beautiful and ethereal name was a terrifying killing move. The ling power it consumed was even more astonishing. One hundred and fifty jing of ling power. It was more than the total ling power that the great majority of ningmai contained in their bodies!




Ma Fan’s expression changed and he did not hesitate in pulling out and retreating! He was not the only one. The other two xiuzhe who had charged forward also changed expressions, turning and then running back.

This madman!

They were extremely shocked. They knew that no one in the camp could compare to Xie Shan’s cultivation but they had never expected that he was this powerful! Ma Fan could not calm his heart. He had always assumed that while Xie Shan’s cultivation was high, but they were equal in their strength.

Due to the incorrect assumptions, he never placed much emphasis on his own cultivation. However, this scene today totally destroyed his worldview. They had escaped from this move because the sword essence in the sky had not locked onto them. Otherwise, it would have been as though they had sunk into quicksand and would be unable to take a single step!

Xie Shan used this move to show them that xiuzhe of deep cultivation were terrifying.

The xiuzhe that were covered by the rainbow rain were in tragic states. Other than sharpness, the five colored sword energies also had a strange corroding power. The ling shield would only hold up to several blows before it would break! The xiuzhe that had been struck by the five colored streams of light were not able to even make a sound before their bodies rapidly changed into a puddle of soft five colored mud.

Lei Peng and the other nine that had ran away stopped at this time. They stared with their mouths wide open in shock as they looked in the direction of Nan Sheng Village to see that patch of terrifying rainbow rain!

Before they could sigh, they saw the five people flying over. Everyone’s gaze as they looked at Xie Shan had changed.

Xie Shan was not very smug. He only had thirty jing of ling power left in his body. It would not be good if a battle occurred again.

“Move quickly!”

He did not hesitate as he passed by the others and threw out the two words. The others woke and hurriedly channelled their ling power as they fled for their lives.

Everyone knew that they had gone overboard!

The killing move that consumed one hundred and fifty jing of ling power had startled all the xiuzhe in Nan Sheng Village!

In the blink of an eye, all the xiuzhe in Nan Sheng Village flew into the sky. The sky was covered. Their expressions were strangely similar, extremely shocked. Even the few ningmai third stratum xiuzhe had paled.

One hundred and fifty jing of ling power, that was more than all the ling power in their bodies!

Not one xiuzhe was standing in the area covered by the rainbow rain. Ling armor, talismans and flying swords covered the ground. At this time, no one dared to go and pick them up. The rainbow liquid that was flowing everywhere was like a beautiful yet fatal poison.

He Xiang gaped as he looked at this scene, his mind blank. It was over!




Having stayed at the camp, Zuo Mo did not know at all that the affair had become so large. He was busy settling in the first batch of xiuzhe that had arrived. The xiuzhe that were skilled in city building had been delivered to Sky Star Mountain with the quickest possible speed.

Seeing the patch of wild mountains and a crude camp, many people had disappointed expressions.

Zuo Mo did not attend to these people. He went straight to the xiuzhe who were skilled in city construction and spoke of his demands.

“Build a city?”

The three people looked at each other, their faces filled with disbelief. Did he assume that building a city was just putting a pile of rocks together and that was it?

“Is there a problem?” Zuo Mo looked at the three with slight displeasure.

The three people were not dumb. They knew that it was impossible for them to return now that they had arrived here. If they immediately offended the boss, they could not think about having a good future.

“How big of a city does Boss want to construct?” asked one of them.

“Following the flow of this mountain range, it needs to include these peaks, able to defend against the attacks of a jindan, able to … …”

The three all collectively sank to inertness.

“The expense will be a bit high,” another person probed.

“No problem, we have enough jingshi.” Zuo Mo’s attitude was like that of a nouveau riche.

“We need lots of manpower.”

“Oh, seven hundred xiuzhe, is that enough? I can also make some puppets.” Zuo Mo rubbed his chin and said to himself, “It seems that I need to let Gongsun Shidi get some more people.”

These words made the three feel a malicious intent. Was this person a xiu slave trader?

However, the three had seen the combat abilities of this group on the way here. They did not believe xiu slave traders would have such a strong troop.

The three saw Zuo Mo was serious and started to also seriously focus on surveying the landscape.




A few days later, Second Division had smoothly arrived back at camp. When Wei Cheng Bin came to the crude campsite, he was also very disappointed. However, before he could recover from the disappointment, the xiuzhe who had been hired were led in front of a person.

Ji Wei looked down at the crowd of xiuzhe that had recoiled slightly and shouted, “Those that know forging, come out.”

A while later, they looked at each other, but no one dared to walk out.

Ji Wei had expected the situation and followed up with, “Those that know forging can start work immediately. Let me tell you, this place pays wages on a unit basis. If you are late and the positions are taken, don’t blame other people.”

Just as he finished, people instantly reacted

“I know!”

“I know too!”

… …

Ji Wei was not picky. He waved his hands, “All of you, come with me.”

Eight people followed Ji Wei, Wei Cheng Bin was among them. Because he had studied small illusory formations, he had put in quite a bit of effort on forging. He was not good at forging big pieces, but was very good as making small ones.

They were taken to a mountain cave. The mountain cave clearly had been just carved out, and the person who dug it seemed to have no intentions of decoration. The walls were bare stone and mud.

When they walked to the end of the mountain cave, they found that the area was extremely wide.

However, it was all empty. There was nothing.

Someone could not resist, “Where’s the fire pool for forging? The gold steel drills? Without those things, how can we forge?”

Ji Wei looked with dissatisfaction at the person and bellowed, “Shut up! You don’t have any conduct!” Seeing the person shrink back in fear, he snorted coldly and did not look at the person any longer.

“Starting from today, you will be working here.”

The other people had expressions of bewilderment, but did not speak. Ji Wei was very satisfied.

“As to the things you mentions, this place has none of them,” Jie Wei said proudly, “Starting from today, you need to adjust to a new kind of forging method.”

At this time, the xiuzhe beside Ji Wei started to distribute jade boxes to everyone.

Wei Cheng Bin took the jade book with puzzlement. The jade box was very light in his hands. What it contained was very small.

He looked cautiously at Ji Wei. Seeing the other did not seem to object to them opening the jade box, he carefully opened the jade box.

His eyes suddenly widened, his mind blank.

“Golden Crow Fire!”

Translator Ramblings: “Oops” — Xie Shan. Way too eager to show his worth.

I always have a weird thought when I read stories where there is time-travelling or being reborn. How do they deal with muscle memory. Even if it was the body of a character’s past, they shouldn’t be so familiar with it. Most of their bodies should been those of teenagers, so there are many physical differences to a fully grown body. I can accept something having great knowledge and tricks to speed things up like cultivation and dan-making, even playing chess, but when it moves to the physical stuff like making a difficult dan with complex finger moves, I’m wondering how that’s even possible. I have trouble typing properly if I don’t do it for a week, how do they overcome physical limitations. I can accept someone being the most amazing songwriter after they travel back in time, but how can they sing so well? Even the best voices need at least some practice.


36 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Forty Seven “Rainbow Mirage Light”

  1. Thanks for the chapter
    Those kind of things in reincarnation storys are only possible because the authors do not really care and just use the word fuse/take over the body and mind. It’s kind of sad as learning those things could be nice to read as well, but it’s harder to write.


    • I know what you mean. There were a few novels I stopped reading because the protagonist would regain their strength a month later. I have actually read one novel that shows the growth of the character. It’s called “The Demonic King Chases his Wife: The rebellious good-for-nothing Miss.


  2. Eh, muscle memory… best dumb explanation is that cultivators have perfect memory so they already remember how to move their young bodies… definitely doesn’t work, but meh.


  3. thanks for the chapter!

    they must get the muscle memory of the body too? since the reflex part is “conectad” to the spine, is not that odd they remember it.

    Till now, the only novel I know that mention problems in possessing the body is xian ni.


  4. Yeah, I have the same problem. It also crops up when people take off their training weights and can suddenly fight better. It makes no sense, all your muscle memory is telling you to exert X amount of force to achieve Y effect, but without the weights you actually need Z amount which is some very small fraction of X. Unless you spend a lot of time training without the weights, you’ll actually be more useless after taking them off than you were with them on, but I’ve only seen one series that addresses this. Sadly, it was a parody series and played it for laughs.

    Looks like they’ll need to work fast. Xie Shan just kicked the hornet’s nest far sooner than the original plan called for. Hopefully they’re smart enough to not fly directly home and to try to obscure their trail in some way.


  5. Muscle memory? lol. How many stories are there which allows cultivators to completely rebuild their bodies? To have the ability to completely leave their body with their souls and either reform a new one or possess one. The muscle memory could probably be considered part of their soul.


  6. Even with this I don’t think that elder of enemy sect will come out just yet they will likely send a group of powerful Ningami as a show of force. That is after they find out where that group(the kidnapers) disappeared off to anyway.


  7. None of them attempt to make THE ULTIMATE DAN or something at first. They start off easier. And since they have memories of the entire training process, they know how their muscles adapted due to it. Let’s compare it to… building a house. They remember exactly what to do, how to do it , and how the end result will become. And they’ve done it so many times, they’ve figured out the easiest / most efficient ways of doing it. Let’s say a support pillar requires… 2 hours when they first learn it. Then after much experience, they narrow that down to ½-1 hour, by minimizing unnecessary things & optimizing the entire pillar as much as they could. When they ‘restart’, they carry with them the entire memory from start – complete optimization, so they know what changes to do to make it as easy as possible. Thanks to that, they can strugglingly complete the house again, but they’ll do it as optimized as possible, and it’ll be much more laborious than before the restart. So while they’ve ‘transferred’ the memory of how to do something, they also ‘transferred’ their skill at doing it, because those people are generally some of the top people with those skills.

    Either that, or you can just call it plot armor/luck or author memoryloss if you want.

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  8. They don’t care about muscle memory because cultivation enhances the senses and instinctive reactions are honed automatically.
    The writers often use mc’s sharp senses to skip past the muscle thing and experience or lack of to make their fights easier or more difficult.
    “He reacted in a moment’s breath and thus avoided the death dealing blow, but his lack of experience didn’t allow him to completely avoid the blow.” or something similar…


  9. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day you tell us you are an author. Seriously, your insights are amazing. On the hand, maybe has something to do with memory convergence, but still I agree this has been seriously overlook until now.

    Many thanks to the author, translator and awesome editor for this treasure!


  10. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    That’s just it. If they time travel or reborn, how does the memory transfer to the new or old body? It’s like formating your PC expecting everything to be saved on the D: hard drive..
    But thats a different problem than you’re asking.. so back to the topic.
    Assuming they somehow kept their memory, which i like to think they kept their memory in their soul, then i agree that they shouldn’t magically master his old body skills. Sure he/she will have the advantage of knowledge but that should be around the level of a genius or a little bit above that.. he/she will still have to adapt his/her skill with the new body to improve his/her skill

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  11. Muscle memory is interesting point, although compared to majority of cultivation stories’ blunders relatively minor one. At the beginning of most stories involving taking over someone else’s body the MC gets a huge headache and memories of old bodies get merged with the MC consciousness/soul. It wouldn’t be a huge stretch to include muscle memory in it. Another explanation could be that merging process takes quite a while and it includes merging muscle memory. If you recall most settings the “host” dies at night and MC wakes over in the morning. That gives us few hours that we actually don’t know what happens. Additionally as far as i remember after waking up most MCs in such situations are quite confused and don’t rush to practice martial arts immediately, so through every day actions they grow accustomed to their new bodies and form right muscle memories. Counter point to this could also be the fact that in those stories the hardest thing usually is not practicing the art but comprehension so MC has hardest part covered and a rest is trivial in comparison.

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  12. We don’t have forge…
    Here, Golden Crow Fire!
    We need…
    Take this! Moar Golden Crow Fire!
    Golden Crow Fire!
    Golden Crow Fire!

    At this rate they’ll even use it to light a candle.


    • ZM’s to do list.
      Golden Crow Fire wall defensive formation.
      Golden Crow Fire bewildering formation.
      Golden Crow Fire grenade beads.
      Golden Crow Fire sword essense flametroopers.
      Golden Crow Fire ling beast mounts.

      Speaking of which won’t it be awesome when Chen finally makes some bigger beasts and Lil’ Miss can figure out how to turn it into a calvalry?


  13. I feel like the muscle memory is part of a far bigger problem with xianxia….

    In most Xianxia, the mind resides in the soul. Everything about your mental capacity becomes part of the soul. Knowledge, perception, and even reaction speed.

    If the soul does literally everything that the brain also does, then it doesn’t seem far fetched for it to also cover the rest of the nervous system.

    So then the issue should be “I’m currently used to having X body, and now I have the muscle memory from X body while I’m stuck in Y body”… And yeah, it should be quite hard for them to readjust… but then again, I think most of the “real” work is done by the soul (controlling energy and understanding techniques) rather than the physical body.


  14. Muscle memory answer.
    1) Plot convenience.
    2) They practice behind the scene but it’s too boring to describe.
    3) It’s a different world with different natural laws. There’s no such thing as muscle memory.
    4) Even in our world, do we know how much muscle memory is from “muscles” (i.e. the body) and from “memory” (i.e. the brain).
    5) Speaking of the brain. If the brain is not transferred with them then how do they have any memory let alone muscle memory? At this point we’d have to get theological and talk about the soul.


    • I don’t know … … training should not be so boring to describe for these authors to build up their word count. They spend agonizing amounts of words on how to level up and all the different reactions.

      I like your different natural laws theory.


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