修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Four “Great Formation!”

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Chapter Two Hundred and Eight Four – Great Formation!

In an enormous and deep pit, Zuo Mo continuously dug down.

The hole above his head seemed to be palm-sized. The depth of this place was fifty zhang below ground level. The pit was about one zhang in radius. The female xiu stood nearby. Looking up, the height of fifty zhang was enough to make one feel suffocated.

Suddenly, Zuo Mo stopped his movements, a surprised and joyful expression on his face.

“Let’s go up,” he said to the female xiu. Even though the female xiu couldn’t hear, but he still said it. Then he started to fly up, the female xiu followed closely behind him.

As he flew up to the entrance of the hole, Zuo Mo stopped and took a deep breath.

With all his power, he punched out a Sky Glass Wave!

A glass-like fist brutally entered the pit, and smashed heavily on the bottom.


Bright red lava sprouted out, continuously sprouting up like an ancient wild beast released from its cage. From far away, Zuo Mo was still able to feel a burning presence rush against his face.

The deep red lava would occasionally spit out flames. Facing the power of nature, Zuo Mo’s expression couldn’t help but change. If he accidentally got caught by the earth fire, unless he had jindan cultivation, his bones would not survive.

Other than shock, joy also made its way onto his face.

He pulled the female xiu as he kept on flying up. The lava finally reached the surface. This place was the core of the big formation Zuo Mo had set up. The deep red viscous lava slowly flowed. As it flowed into the tunnels, the formations on the walls of the tunnel started to light up.

Zuo Mo finally could not stop himself from showing a smile!

He had succeeded!

Finally succeeded!

Right above his head, Golden Crow City suddenly lit up in the night. Countless golden lights like golden fish leaping against the current flew into the sky above Golden Crow City. These small golden energies spread and gathered above Golden Crow City.

All the people in Golden Crow City were alarmed by such a loud change. They all walked out of the buildings, raising their faces to look at the golden energies covering the sky!

The xiuzhe that were skilled in formations all changed expressions. They could occasionally see the shadow of formations in those golden energies that swam like fish. Was this some powerful formation? This was so unfathomable! They didn’t know what kind of formation could create such a world-shaking apparition.

The large factions that had camped outside the camp were also disturbed.

“What is that?”

“Is it some treasure coming out of the ground?”

In the dark of the night, Golden Crow City’s lights grew dramatically. It was covered in a blinding golden cage of light like a sun against the black sky.

“Such vast craftsmanship!” On a mountain peak, a bearded middle-aged person sighed with shock. Beside him was a stocky large male.

“How so?” the large male asked.

“This city most likely is hiding a very powerful formation. This presence clearly is the scene that occurs when a large formation has just formed. When we entered the city yesterday, I had found that the materials used in the city are extremely special. Daren definitely cannot guess it,” the middle-aged person said with a smile.

“Oh, what kind of high-level material did it use?” The large male was slightly curious.

“It is just the opposite of what Daren is thinking. The bricks used in the city are just normal bluestone.”

“How is it possible?” the large male paused and then shook his head. “If blue stone can create such an impenetrable city, Little Mountain Jie should be covered in cities.”

“Ha ha, it is bluestone, but this blue stone has been forged in Golden Crow Fire.” The middle-aged person grinned.

“So that’s why!” The large male finally understood.

Admiration floated onto the face of the middle-aged person. “This person is very clever. Even though the city is small, the method he really used is forging methods.”

“Forging methods? Did he think of Golden Crow City like a talisman?” The large male was stunned again.

“Exactly. All of Golden Crow City is covered in formations. All of the buildings are connected into one entity by formations. It forms a situation where all of them prosper or fall together. During the day, the sunlight will form a pillar of light and enter the city. Has Daren noticed it?”

“Is there something about that too?”

“The sunlight contains slight amounts of Golden Crow Fire which is continuously absorbed by Golden Crow City. Over time, this city would become even purer. Isn’t this a forging method?” The eyes of the middle-aged person flashed as he sighed in praise. “The daylight is good, but it requires time. This city master clearly cannot wait that long. If I am not wrong, he should be using earth fire to temper this city. This is why this subordinate calls it great craftsmanship.”

“Using earth fire to temper this city?” The expression on the large male’s face was slightly stunned. After a beat, he shook his head and said, “I hadn’t thought that such powerful people were hiding in Little Mountain Jie. Someone this powerful. If I just let them slip by, I am not satisfied. What does Teacher think, can we hire them?”

The middle aged man shook his head. “It is good that Daren is desirous of those with virtues. However, I see that this person already has his own power. He actually has battle generals. His origins are probably not simple. Even more, Daren’s command posts have been filled. If we get him, where shall we put him?”

Hearing this, the large male paused for a while before sighing.

Daren doesn’t have to be sorrowful,” the middle-aged person comforted. “Our sect’s power is vast, and full of resources. We only need Daren to first establish himself in the sect. It is not difficult for Daren to find talented people. This time, the sect leader’s intentions of nurturing Daren is evident through sending Daren to investigate the affairs of Little Mountain Jie. Daren only has to complete his duty. There is no need to feel frustration over one person.”

“Teacher is right.” The large man’s expression turned normal. Then anger was evident on his face. “Hmph, Clear Sky Old man is too daring, he dares to ruin a jie so, he doesn’t want to live.”

What he had seen on the way here was peerlessly cruel.

“Now that the news has spread, his days won’t be easy.” The middle-aged man’s eyes flashed with a cold light. “It is retribution that his disciple was killed. This one speculates other factions will soon enter.”

The large male suddenly said. “Do you think that it might be the people inside that killed Huang Zhuo Guang?” He pointed at Golden Crow City.

The middle-aged person paused, and then his mind moved. “It is possible! However, this doesn’t have much to do with us.” He thought, and said as he shook his head, “We have our business to attend to. The appearance of Stars in Daytime is a rare opportunity for Daren. Daren’s luck is not bad.”

They had been sent to investigate the matter of the yao army appearing in Little Mountain Jie, and to find the chaos rift. They hadn’t expected to encounter the apparition of Stars in Daytime in the middle.

“But we do not have any results even now,” the large male said helplessly.

“We can proceed slowly, rushing does not help.” The middle-aged person also had no solution.

Little Mountain Jie had become a mess. The unprecedented moves that the Outer Hall has made and the sudden rise of Golden Crow City had caused the two to become the most popular topic of Little Mountain Jie. All kinds of information were continuously passed out. Only one-third of the Outer Hall’s cadet halls still remained.

Not two days after that, they heard that mysterious troop had successively defeated three troops of reinforcements the Outer Hall had sent out.

The xiuzhe that had been defeated and fled all described the power of this troop. The fear still lingering on their faces became the most convincing evidence. The news quickly spread, and the Outer Hall, in complete reversal of its usual attitude, gathered its power and advanced continuously towards Golden Crow City.

Those that had the slightest smarts instantly realized the connection between the mysterious troop and Golden Crow City.

The factions positioned between the two forces quickly relocated behind Golden Crow City’s location. Everyone was waiting to see the clash between the two major factions.

The clash this time would be the clash between the two strongest factions of Little Mountain Jie.

Nothing more had to be said about the Outer Hall. Even though they had lost three thousand people, but they still had an enormous troop of more than seven thousand people. This enormous troop was like a juggernaut. All factions that dared to resist in its path were crushed under them completely with the weight of Mount Tai.

Golden Crow City leapt into view. In tens of days, it had jumped to become an existence just below the Outer Hall. Golden Crow Fire, Black Processing Meditation mat, the thirty six formation battle watchtowers, and the mysterious troop had caused Golden Crow City to become the center of Little Mountain Jie.

Golden Crow City seemed to not feel the pressuring steps of the Outer Hall. It still was furiously selling Black Processing Meditation mats. This also caused it to become an essential stop for the xiuzhe that were retreating. Everyone did everything within their abilities to buy Black Processing Meditation mats.

Black Processing Meditation mats might be expensive, but compared to ling grains, it had too many benefits.

In the midst of it all, many factions suggested they could help defend the city, but Bao Yi adeptly refused them. This caused everyone to be even more curious. After they bought the Black Processing Meditation mats, they didn’t leave, but set up bases behind Golden Crow City.

Looking from far away, it was not possible to see the end of the densely packed xiuzhe behind Golden Crow City. Half of all the xiuzhe of Little Mountain Jie had gathered here. They wanted to personally see this rare clash between titans.

The result of this clash would directly relate to their future life.

Privately, about eight-tenths of the xiuzhe favored the Outer Hall. The terrifying power of seven thousand xiuzhe combined made everyone fearful. Even if that mysterious troop belonged to Golden Crow City, but their numbers were too few. They could be used to harass, but they were not able to be significantly effective, especially with Clear Sky Old Forefather, a jindan, standing guard.

They were just curious how long Golden Crow City could withstand the Outer Hall’s attack.

But contrary to everyone’s expectations, the Outer Hall started to slow down its advance.While the speed of the army’s advancement slowed, the pressure only made them feel more suffocated. Those that had some knowledge understood the Outer Hall was resting up and preparing for the final battle.

Golden Crow City still performed business as usual. Many of the xiuzhe behind the city were sighing. If Golden Crow City really landed in the hands of the Outer Hall, it really was good for them. No one could determine how much wealth Golden Crow City really had, but the items definitely were piled up in mountains.

Black Processing Meditation mats were not cheap!

Golden Crow City was the wealthiest place in the present Little Mountain Jie.

After opening the flow of earth fire, Zuo Mo became idle. Half of his heart had landed when the formation was finished.

A big battle was coming up, but he was not panicked, instead he acted calm and casual. When each person saw Boss was so composed, the nervous atmosphere instantly relaxed to the highest degree. Everyone’s enthusiasm quickly grew.

As long as Boss was here, they didn’t have to worry about anything.

Zuo Mo flew to the formation battle watchtower.

The thirty-six formation battle watchtowers had become the busiest places. The Eastern and Western Camps were nervously training before the battle. They were all clear they were the main force in the battle to defend the city this time.

Each person was rubbing their hands and furiously trained. If they performed well, they may even be promoted to Vermillion Bird Camp. That was the place that everyone in the Eastern and Western Camps yearned to go into. This battle was their best chance.

Zuo Mo exchanged a greeting with the commanders of the Eastern and Western Camps, and flew to the highest level.

He had come this time to look at the Lightning Sonic Walnuts that had been nurtured in the formation battle watchtowers.

Translator Ramblings: We’re getting closer and closer … … this is like the Sword Test Conference, Fang Xiang needs to put down preparations before the fight.

Some more people have arrived to look at the spectacle and even more people have come for the Stars in Daytime. Zuo Mo, do you know how much jingshi is being spent to search for you?

45 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Four “Great Formation!”

  1. Thanks for the chapter!
    I’m guessing the Lightning Walnuts will be stronger than he expected, or else they’ll have been eaten by the bird.


    • His heart might stop from the frustration if she did😉

      I don’t think she would have though. She’s not really stupid, just arrogant and rebellious. Plus, she’s focused on power outside the five elements, so thunder based power isn’t really her thing.


      • As I understand it (admittedly pretty much just from reading xianxia) earth, fire, metal, wood and water are all elements of the Earth (as in the planet). Wind and Lightning are both Heavenly elements so considered separate from those elements.

        That’s why Tribulation Lightning works the way it does. From their mythology – this is literally lighting coming from the Heavens to punish people in the Earthly trying to ascend to the Heavens.

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      • I think that’s a different elemental system. Back when Yang Hard Lightning was introduced, they explained where lightning fit into all of this, but other than referring to it as a part of the five elements that some sword cultivators still pursued due to its offensive power, I can’t really remember where it fit in.


  2. Thanks for the chapter!
    And unfortunately Zuo Mo would never find out how much Jingshi was spent, and is still being spent trying to find out who was behind what he did.
    On a side note: Finally it’s time for the battle before the final battle! Wonder how many of clear sky’s outer hall will be able to get past the formation battle towers. How strong is the shield protecting Golden Crow City (If there is one)? And what hidden traps are there inside the city that even Zuo Mo would be surprised about? Because lets face it: Zuo Mo would never let go of the formation-defensive style even if he had 36 battle towers

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  3. I wonder if the spectators would join in if Oldfather died? Also wondering if he’s even with the Outer Hall army. If he’s not, then I wonder how much of the city’s power they’ll be willing to reveal.

    Also wondering how many of the enemy the towers can kill before they’re close enough to fight back. Even if we assume that each tower struck a unique target, killed in one blow and never missed, they’d still need to fire about 200 times, so completely annihilating them is probably too much to ask.


    • I can’t remember if I asked this before, but what’s the point of walls when fighting a flying army? I don’t understand why it would even matter if the walls were strong when the enemy can just fly over them.


      • You must have seen, in books and movies, how people skilled at magic sometimes use chalk to draw on the ground a pentagram or a circle, with occult symbols and stuff?

        You surely realize that a simple chalk drawing on the ground can’t even stop an ant, right?

        However, in those stories, when the monsters or whatever come, they can’t cross the boundaries of the drawing — because there’s magical power in it, and that stops them!

        It’s the same with the walls of Golden Crow City. The GCF-tempered bluestone walls are the magical boundary of the defense formation. Any enemy trying to go through them or fly over them will crash and be forced to stop… and then, they will become sitting ducks while the towers shoot hard lightning at them.🙂


      • Strategically, walls are also a good marker. It’s easy to assemble people uniformly along a way, while it’s harder if you have lots of people on an open flat surface without any markers.


      • Ah, so you’re saying that they were built tough to make it harder to destroy the formation. Still, you don’t have to destroy them directly to destroy the formation. Just change the level of the ground and it will tear itself apart or become misaligned enough to stop working. A jiedan should be capable of that much.


    • Also as a attack approaches the wall it can be very good to doge behind giving the defenders with enough fire power a area of control.

      The story never specifies it but how high can they actually fly so having a stable firing platform. High up into the sky with decent cover would be fairly use full.

      That along with the fact that it takes energy to remain up there in the sky much easier to stand on a wall.


      • They can fly above the clouds. It specified it when he “fought” that idiot noob from Clear Sky and the other five that came after. Though I doubt that they can attack effectively from that height.


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

    Based on the cliff hanger.. i bet the battle will start at least 5 more chapter.. next chapter will probably be about business again and lil miss status report..
    Probably a section on xiu slave in the day after tomorrow’s chapter


  5. what happened with the scripture zuo mo asquired? didn’t he give it out?
    And I hope there is romance with that female xiuzxhe


  6. Thanks for the chapter,
    If He knew he would likely arrange an auction with him as the main attraction (as long they guaranteed his little life)


  7. Thanks for the chapter!
    Love the anticipation for this penultimate fight of the region!

    Earlier you asked if people actually read the older chapters, my answer is definitely!

    I first started reading sometime near the beginning of this volume(so I was a first time reader), and I’ve reread the series once or twice since then. It’s nice to look for foreshadowing before things occur.

    One thing that tripped me up when I started was that the definitions on the bottom, which were really common in the first few chapters, stopped being present later on.
    I understood that Lingqi was the point where you start gathering qi, like an equivalent to qi gathering present in all novels.
    It seemed like Zhuji was equivalent to setting up your foundation: starting to solidify the qi in the body. I still don’t know exactly what zhuji accomplished.
    I didn’t have a clue what ningmai was, and only after Zuo Mo broke through did I figure it was having the ling energy rebuild the channels(or at least something like that).

    Jindan is core formation: but it also apparently adds an inherent connection to the ling energy of heaven and earth?

    The only constant I generally see between different stories is Qi gathering/condensation at the beginning, some varying things in the middle, Jindan core formation, and then forming a Yuanying. Other than that it’s a total wildcard between stories.

    Anyways, I’m looking forward to long-term of this arc: are we going to have a mixed army that actually contains both Xiu and Mo? Or is Pu Yao going to just mess things up for Zuo Mo using the Mo slaves?


    • Jindan is gold core or golden core. Core formation is actually jiedan. People use the two terms interchangeably depending on what system the author uses. In this story, core formation is the process where a person levels up to become “golden core” or jindan.


      • I wonder how difficult it is… I remember, to get to ningmai, you could either meditate until you understood the profound truths of ling energy, or take a pill and save yourself the trouble. (lolol)

        I wonder if there’s a magical pill to instantly turn into jindan and save yourself the effort of having to work on it. Nah, probably not.😛

        They say Xie Shan is close to jindan, it would be interesting to see how he achieves the transformation. I had always kind of assumed that you needed a master to guide you, but judging by Xie Shan’s words it seems that he already knows how to do it. Could it be that the method is universally known?


  8. So the void rift is still open. Answers my question about why it only takes 15 days to go from Bloody Metropolis to Little Moutain.


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