修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Three “Lil’ Fire”

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Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Three – Lil’ Fire

The red light of the Fire Sickle Rock exploded forth, and the temperature rose drastically.

After a while, the red light started to flicker, and with a light sound, a burning flame rose out of the Fire Sickle Rock. The flame was extremely hot. Zuo Mo was slightly shocked. Right now, his Jade Metal Head was in third maturation, but he could just barely tolerate such a high temperature. If it was a normal xiuzhe, they probably would have to activate their ling armor to hold up.

Such a powerful fire!

A copper puppet was unable to avoid it and started to melt.

Zuo Mo stared at the burning Fire Sickle Rock. Suddenly, an unfamiliar voice passed into his mind.

“Cheep cheep cheep!”

Even though he could not understand, but Zuo Mo could feel the closeness and joy it passed on. He couldn’t help but grin.

The vitality coming from the Fire Sickle Rock inside the flame became even stronger. He could clearly feel something alive inside it. After burning for two whole hours, the Fire Sickle Rock suddenly split from the middle. A red shadow shot out rapidly.

The fire shadow suddenly stopped in front of Zuo Mo. He finally managed to see this fire yao. It was the size of a fist, shaped like a ball of fire as it continued to chirp. It happily flew nimbly around Zuo Mo.

“You’ll be called Lil’ Fire.” Zuo Mo made up a name on the spot. Lil’ Fire seemed to understand and was even happier, chirping continuously.

Lil’ Pagoda was curious and timidly came over.

Lil’ Fire was not shy, and quickly started to play with Lil’ Pagoda. The pagoda and fire flew quickly in the air as they chased after each other. Zuo Mo’s mood was very good. The scene in front of him made him feel very warm inside. Even if Lil’ Fire didn’t have any spells, he felt it was alright.

After a while, a grey figure flashed into the cave like lightning.

It was Silly Bird with Lil’ Black on top of her head. She elegantly reached out with her bird claws and gently landed on the ground. When Lil’ Pagoda saw Silly Bird, it was even more excited. It took the little brother it just met and ran in front of Silly Bird. Lil’ Fire circled around Silly Bird in curiosity. At this moment, Silly Bird was like a big sister. She used her long bird beak to nudge Lil’ Fire.

Lil’ Fire was like a rubber ball as it flipped through the air. It became even more excited and chirped.

Seeing the little ones interacting harmoniously, Zuo Mo was even happier. The only thing that caused discontent was Silly Bird. From the moment this one landed, she didn’t even look at him properly.

This brat! Zuo Mo gritted his teeth but couldn’t do anything. He didn’t know what had happened, but she was even faster than his flying sword. He couldn’t do anything to her.

“What are you playing around for? Go work!” Zuo Mo glared at Lil’ Pagoda.

Lil’ Pagoda, that was playing happily, instantly withered, dejectedly directing the puppets to start mining.

Little brat, dare to fight against ge! Zuo Mo left in satisfaction.

When Zuo Mo left, the four little ones gathered together again as they chatted.

Lil’ Black quickly climbed down from Silly Bird’s head, moving its short legs like a wisp of black smoke to quickly circle around the cave, its antennae waving. After a while, it stopped on a piece of rock in the cave. It waved its antennae at the other three, and then flipped its short legs, running off the rock.

Silly Bird made a small jump and spread her wings. With a fierce flap, a sharp howl suddenly sounded inside the cave. Like a flash of grey lightning, it struck the rock that Lil’ Black had pointed out.

The hard rock was like a piece of tofu as Silly Bird pierced through it like a sharp arrow.

A large hole appeared in the rock.

After a while, a grey shadow flew out of it. Silly Bird stopped in the air, shook off the shards of rock, and resumed her elegant composure.

Lil’ Fire chirped and turned into a thread of fire, burrowing into the deep cave that Silly Bird bored out.

After a while, countless threads of fire criss-crossed in the cave like a red spiderweb. After a while, Lil’ Fire wavered drunkenly as it flew out of the cave.

Rumble rumble!

Large pieces of rock continued to fall like it was raining. In a moment, the tunnel was filled with pieces of rock. Lil’ Pagoda happily turned in the air, and the copper puppets instantly leapt over.

After a short while, the ore was piled up in mountains.

The four little ones started to play again, the cheerful chirping of Lil’ Fire echoing in the tunnels.




“The third cadet hall.” Lei Peng smacked his lips. “Hee hee, Lil’ Miss is serious this time.”

Nian Lu took out a mirror, and combed his bangs that had been blown into disorder by the wind. He said, “It’s a pity there aren’t any female xiu. Without their furious shouts, I’m really not used to it. Such a waste of the beautiful scene that is I.”

Lei Peng ignored him and said, “With Lil’ Miss’ personality, since he decided to act, he definitely wouldn’t be hitting the cadet branches just to vent. Who do you think that we are going to attack next?”

There were many people that also had the same question as Lei Peng. Xie Shan was one of those.

Ma Fan held a stalk of grass in his mouth as he lazily laid on the ground. “If it was me, I’d hit the reinforcements.”

“The reinforcements?” Xie Shan had a thoughtful expression. As the two most offensively powerful people of Vermillion Bird Camp, their relationship had gradually deepened. Ma Fan had many ideas. After being the core for a while, his perspective when looking at a problem was very different than normal xiuzhe.

“En. We’ve attacked so many of their cadet halls, the Outer Hall certainly wouldn’t rest. They will definitely send people to attack us.” Ma Fan had a thoughtful expression and said, “We don’t have many people. If we end up surrounded by the enemy, our days will end. We need space, we need to continuously pull along the enemy so we have opportunities.”

Xie Shan’s eyes lit up, clapping his hands as he praised, “Right! This way, we will slowly consume the enemy.”

Ma Fan smiled and said, “We can think of it, how can Lil’ Miss not think of it? Don’t worry, I’m not sure about other places, but there definitely is no one in Little Mountain Jie that can defeat Lil’ Miss.”

“Ha ha,” Xie Shan said with a smile, “that’s true.”

“How long do you have until jindan?” Ma Fan suddenly asked.

“I don’t know, but I feel that I will breakthrough soon. As expected, combat is the best training,” Xie Shan said with a smile.

“After jindan? Where are you going?” Ma Fan said with slight gravity.

“You don’t need to feel me out,” Xie Shan smiled and said, “I’ll definitely still follow Boss. Actually, I’m slightly curious.”

“Curious about what?” Ma Fan asked.

“I’m curious how far Boss can really go.” Xie Shan looked into the distance.

“Just because of this? I don’t believe it.” Ma Fan shook his head.

“Of course that isn’t all of it. I’ve gradually come to understand just how much I’m worth. Boss is a pretty good boss, and I feel that Boss has a good future.” Xie Shan listed with his fingers, “Talented, hard-working, humble. Most importantly, young. Way too young! It’s the first time I’ve met such a powerful person. Boss’ origins are probably not as simple as we think. Adding on Lil’ Miss, and the band of brothers we have now, it’s nothing to just conquer a territory and live a good life.”

He laughed self-mockingly. “I’ve been the leader before, it isn’t easy being the leader. I feel that it is pretty good right now, I get all my benefits, I don’t have to worry about any problems, and can do anything that is needed. My progress in this past half-year is more than the progress of the last three years combined.”

Ma Fan didn’t speak, but his expression lessened.

“Don’t worry, I guarantee that the none of the brothers now will leave,” Xie Shan’s voice was filled with confidence.

Ma Fan chewed the grass stalk and made a sound of acknowledgement.

Suddenly, a sharp bugle call sounded.

“Let’s go, it’s time to work!”




He Xiang was extremely busy. He hadn’t had good sleep in these days. He hadn’t expected the mysterious troop that suddenly appeared behind him to be this slippery. He had sent a troop to kill them, but after two days, he received the unexpected news that a cadet hall was destroyed.

With anger, he sent out another troop.

The other’s movement was hard to predict. After a few days, another piece of news came through. A cadet hall located extremely far away had been massacred.

After that, every one to two days, he would receive the bad news that a certain cadet hall had been destroyed.

The news seemed to spread through Little Mountain Jie like it had wings. Their progress instantly became much harder. The factions that had thought of submitting to the Outer Hall started to hesitate.

The Outer Hall could not be stopped, but clearly, that mysterious troop also could not be stopped. The news that the cadet halls were attacked spread through all the cadet halls. Each hall had prepared, but they could not stop this mysterious force.

From this, it was possible to see the power of this force!

But the factions couldn’t bear to surrender the territory that they had won through hard work. If they lost these territories, and they were swallowed by the Outer Hall, they wouldn’t have any leverage to negotiate.

These factions instantly found it hard to advance or retreat.

As the advance of the Outer Hall met resistance, the pressure on He Xiang and the others’ bodies increased heavily.

“We need to find their base!” In the time of ten short days, He Xiang seemed like a completely different person. His entire face was shockingly thin. “It definitely isn’t the matter of a few days to train such a strong force. If we can find their base, then they will definitely be forced to go back. At that time, we can surround them.”

“But we’ve searched for so long, and there hasn’t been any news!” an elder said.

Just at this time, an elder suddenly stumbled in. “I found them! I found them!”

All the elders abruptly stood up.


“What place?”

“All of you, shut up!” He Xiang shouted sharply. Instantly, everyone obediently close their mouths. In this short period of time, He Xiang had successfully built up his authority. It truly wasn’t luck that the Old Forefather had picked him.

The elder that charged in was flushed and extremely excited. “Let me first show you something!”

He Xiang suppressed the irritation inside.

A black meditation mat was placed in front of everyone. The elders hurriedly came over and examined it. They all recognized good things, and instantly saw the trick. All of them inhaled sharply.

They weren’t dumb. This little meditation mat was a decisive influence on the situation of Little Mountain Jie.

“This is a talisman produced by a place called Golden Crow City. I probably don’t need to introduce the abilities. Golden Crow City is at the Sky Star Peak. After a group occupied it, they built a city.”

Everyone couldn’t help but inhale sharply again.

Built a city!

“I’m not sure who the true master is, but Elder He is definitely very familiar with their chief business manager.”

He Xiang’s expression changed. “Who is it?”

“Bao Yi!”

The elders’ faces instantly became strange. He Xiang’s face instantly became heavy.

“According to the xiuzhe, they once saw a troop leave Golden Crow City at night. Less than one thousand people,” the elder said, “so that’s why I suspect it is them. Now, all the xiuzhe in the jie are moving there. If we don’t defeat it soon, if this meditation mat continues to sell, our future days won’t be easy.”

Everyone’s expression instantly became heavy.

He Xiang stood up, his expression vicious. “Attack Golden Crow City!”


Translator Ramblings: Some of you have jumped way ahead in your guesses by about thirty chapters or so.

Zuo Mo gets  a new pet and doesn’t know how smart his little compatriots are. But he probably doesn’t have the time to worry about how much jingshi he is losing. They are getting their revenge on Zuo Mo by denying him jingshi and materials.

I’m just going to add when Pu Yao said one hundred well-trained ningmai, he means well-trained to his standards. While Vermillion Bird Camp is pretty strong compared to everyone else, they have been training for less than a year, and Gongsun Cha has said before that from war chess, he knows it takes multiple years for an army to be trained and have preliminary combat experience. That might be for yaomo but it may also apply for xiuzhe.

43 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Three “Lil’ Fire”

  1. Aya, all that wasted jingshi…

    Also, if Zuo Mo gets a Jindan under his command… lil’ Miss will have some good, new tactics to employ…

    Also, how far is Zuo Mo from the second stratum? He’s been training his Mo side, but getting to Jindan would be a good boost to his strength…

    Also, Lil’ Miss should aim for Ningmai at least…


    • I think the Jindan will die from overwork under Lil’ Miss😄 (too usefull😄 )
      Zui Mo wants to disband after going to the next territory….. I think things wont go as he wishes😄
      “You made this force, now take care of it! No disbanding!”😄


      • then he will get annoyed that he has to not also pay for their cultivation, BUT also pay for the transporation vehicles power supply(can’t think of what they call it, starts with a j(like many thigns))


    • Yeah, that’s what I originally thought too. I figured they did that so that they could play with Li’l Pagoda since he would have a much easier job.
      That being said, I could definitely see them cheating Zuo Mo out of the materials though. I’m not the biggest fan of the pets, especially the bird. Tbh, I kind of want Silly Bird to die. Silly Bird just really annoys me.


      • @mjp I just really hate people with attitudes like that. I have a feeling even if she saves the mc at the risk of her life I’d still probably hate her tbh.


      • Hate sillybird too. That attitude… Zuomo actually went after her out of worry but she went and ignored him. A pet that’s not cute nor give any benefit and also consume valuable things… I don’t see a benefit of having her around. such disobaying pet is as good as nothing. Really get annoyed by her.

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  2. I think that your thoughts on what his pets are doing will be wrong.

    From what I see, it looks more like they teamed up to rush the mining by using lil fire so that they can slack off and play. They may be a bit rebellious, but I don’t think they find their master that much in contempt. Silly bird is the most rebellious, but not to the point of complete and utter contempt. More like a daughter that has become too haughty for her own good. As for if Silly Bird finds a way to transform and become a harem option, that is another story (personally don’t think that will be the case).

    Any spoilers on when the girl that sent the exploding messages will be back on the scene?


  3. Thinking about it- since only high grade materials turn into yao (since that is what has consciousness), then how do they remain as a major power? Xiuhe can just have kids, and mo have an extra step (awakening from mere beasts), but they can also just have kids/puppies/kittens/horrible face huggers. Yao might have to wait thousands of years for the material to gain consciousness and then to absorb chaos.

    My guess- as I’ve said before, yao ahve a MUCH nicer system for raising their young. Xiuhe tend to be ‘dog eat dog’ in the fight for resources, and we see low level people habitually get stuck at that level because they lack the funds to break through. The entire thing with xiu slaves is taht no one cares about them enough to train them usually.

    But yao actively train their people. So while only 1 out of every 100 xiu get to a mentionable level (zhuji?) rather than growing old or just getting killed (in fighting of race for resources), pretty much every yao gets sent to school and can eventually break through. And since they rely on consciousness, they are likely less reliant on getting elixirs to advance. So they keep up enough relevant troops in that way- more efficient efforts and less require resources.


    • High Level materials are just one way Yao are formed. There was also yin fiends that are birthed in places of high yin energy from earlier in the novel. Yao born from plants as opposed to rare materials like ores. And probably more. It hasn’t said all the ways Yao can be produced, but there should be plenty ways to keep the population up assuming the xhiuzhe don’t squander all the materials. Which in Zuo Mo’s opinion is the reason for their conflict in the first place. Though it’s likely true what you said about the yao schools. It mentioned stuff like that earlier in the novel, and is probably a way to keep the population up as well. It also said though that before a certain point, yao were pretty much born into their power level and didn’t try to surpass it. That changed when the creator of the leaf hand thing Zuo Mo practices came along and far surpassed his original level. Making even a Sky Yao like Pu Yao respect him.


    • While Yao’s origin are high grade materials and plants, after it turn into Yao and evolve/mature to a higher cultivation stage I THINK it became a true race with ability to reproduce(After all plants can reproduce XD). The yao children should not be as powerfull as the original one because usually the bloodline declines with each passing generation, but as long as they train enough they will also be able to rise their power.(I imagine something like a level 5 original is stronger than a level 10 descendent of the 8th generation, because this 8th generation potential is already degraded)
      Yao and Mo were sealed for centuries in a single world, all the while they were training and building up their forces to regain their territory, while the xiuzhe were having an ‘easy’ life and their forces got weaker and weaker since they had no pressing need for strong fighters.

      This is all just my thoughts. I may be wrong, or may be right😄. Those who know better, please correct me ^^


  4. “An cadet hall located extremely far away had been massacred.” > “A cadet hall”

    “Everyone couldn’t help but inhale sharply again” > “Everyone couldn’t help but inhale sharply again.”

    Much thanks.


    • Just like all beings when they get into high levels, they get more intelligent. “Pet” is pretty general but the thing that separates something like Lil’ Black or the butterflies from a yao or mo is how they start out and how intelligent they are. When yao form and mo are “awakened,” they most likely have fully developed intelligence like humans/xiuzhe do. There is obviously childhood and a growth period but they will reach “full intelligence.” On the other hand, “pets” will not unless they level up. If it born third level and never levels up, its intelligence will most likely never develop. But yaomo, even if they remain at the lowest cultivation stage, will have a complete intelligence.


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