修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Twenty “Very Normal”

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Chapter Four Hundred and Twenty – Very Normal

Once this crazy idea was formed, it securely took over Zuo Mo’s entire mind.

All stray thoughts were thrown to the side. Truthfully, at such a dangerous moment, finding a plausible idea was enough for him to gamble everything. There was just no other choice!

The five element glass bead was in great danger and could be swallowed by the Great Day Banded Flame at any moment. The five element glass bead was his last defense. If it was swallowed by the Great Day Banded Flame, the crazy Great Day Banded Flame would instantly consume him.

Zuo Mo’s eyes suddenly turned entirely red.

He gathered all the remaining power he had in his body and used all of the six transformations of the Great Day mo physique at the same time!

The Great Day Banded Flame was freed from its restraints and exploded to cover his entire body. The golden flame were clearly divided in concentric circles but flickered at the same rhythm. It was enchanting and appeared like golden rainbows.

But Zuo Mo was not in the mood to admire the beauty of the Great Day Banded Flame. His power was quickly being expended.

The consciousness and ling power that were mixed together suddenly separated into many portions and rained upon every corner of his body. Like raindrops, they quickly permeated into Zuo Mo’s flesh and blood.

Boom!

Zuo Mo felt as though something inside his body had suddenly exploded. His mind was completely blank!

At the same time, the Great Day Banded Flame that shrouded Zuo Mo strangely stopped moving. The five element glass bead also stopped spinning. At this moment, all movement inside Zuo Mo’s body stopped. Time seemed to stopped.

Pah!

A light explosion broke this strange calmness. His left foot exploded without warning, yet the blood seemed to be constrained by an invisible force transforming the spray into rice-sized beads of blood.

Pah pah pah!

A string of explosions. Many parts of Zuo Mo’s body continuously exploded. The string of blood beads extended up Zuo Mo’s legs and spread upwards.

Channels, joints, organs … …

Pah pah pah pah …. …

Zuo Mo’s spine popped like popcorn. His body shook fiercely but the Great Day Banded Flame seemed to be frozen and remained motionless.

When the last bead of the thirty six blood beads appeared at the center of Zuo Mo’s brows, his body quieted down again.

There was no expression of joy or grief on Zuo Mo’s face, just indifference.

Hiss!

The ferocious Great Day Banded Flame was quickly absorbed into the body. Once it entered the body, it was divided into thirty six flows that spread into the thirty six beads of blood.

The dark-red  beads of blood seemed to be dyed with a layer of gold.

The six changes of the Great Day mo physique collapsed like an avalanche. The ling armor and talismans he wore on his body turned to dust. The only thing left on his body was the ring on his hand.

Inside the sandstorm, Zuo Mo was like a person that never cultivated before. There was no energy on his body. The only thing that caused fear was his eyes, that pair of indifferent and cold eyes.

The sandstorm was powerful but it was not able to go near one zhang around him.

The space of one zhang radius around him was deathly silent.

The strange corpse stared at Zuo Mo as though there was something on his face. That pair of grey eyes showed a rare thoughtful expression.

 

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When Zuo Mo regained consciousness, an unknown amount of time later,, he saw was many concerned gazes.

“Why are you all looking at me?” Zuo Mo reflexively said. He suddenly felt that his body was cold. He looked down and he instantly blushed. With rapid speed, he took out a piece of clothing from the ring and covered his body with it.

What was the situation?

His brain was dazed. What happened? He suddenly recalled his memories; his expression changed. Sandstorm! Right! He had just been in the sandstorm!

Hadn’t he encountered trouble?

What was this?

Zuo Mo’s expression changed slightly as he hurriedly inspected his body.

The inside of his body was empty. It didn’t seem any different than usual, but when Zuo Mo tried to channel ling power, his expression couldn’t help but change!

Why was it like this?

His ling power, consciousness, and body had merged into one!

This … … this!

His ling power in the past was like the water that flowed in a stream and was easy to manipulate. But his ling power seemed to be a layer of oil on his flesh and blood. It was very viscous and flowed extremely slowly.

His spiritual power which had been like a mist before was now an enormous web that passed through his entire body. Countless branches spread into every piece of flesh.

The strangest was his body!

The peerlessly tyrannical Great Day Banded Flame did not float in the dantain like before but permeated into his flesh and blood. This caused his flesh and blood to have a golden sheen.

What … … what was this?

Zuo Mo was stunned!

Shidi, are you alright?” Wei Sheng saw Zuo Mo’s shocked expression and hurriedly asked.  All of them had benefited from this sandstorm, but Zuo Mo had seemed slightly off. Everyone had been very worried.

Zuo Mo refocused. Seeing the worry on all the faces, he forced a smile and said, “Nothing, nothing!”

Hearing Zuo Mo say he was alright, everyone released a breath.

The crowd left. Zuo Mo suddenly saw the strange corpse out of the corner of his eyes. His mind shifted and he ran toward the strange corpse.

His feet seemed to be exerting the same force as usual but the scene in front of him blurred!

He had jumped forward. Before he understood what happened, he seemed to hit something with a bang, and his field of vision turned black.

Zuo Mo was dumbstruck!

Fine sand spilled into his mouth. He finally reacted as knew where he was!

He was inside a sand dune!

Without needing to use his  consciousness, he was able to detect everyone in the surrounding. He really was in the sand! He had fallen headfirst into the sand!

What was going on?

He did not understand. His hand unconsciously moved to push himself out of the sand. Before his hands could even exert force, his body rocketed multiple zhang high into the air.

Midair, Zuo Mo allowed the Golden Crystal sand to fall from his body with a blank expression.

Who could tell him what was going on?

Face bewildered, Zuo Mo dropped like a rock. When he was about ten zhang from the ground, he still didn’t know what had happened but he knew it was definitely because of a change in his body.

He was thinking about it when he reached the ground.

When this thought appeared, Zuo Mo’s vision blurred again. When he could see clearly, he was already on the ground!

This was freaky!

Zuo Mo shook!

 

———

 

Daren has gained greatly this time!” Xie Shan’s face was upraised and admiring.

Daren is an outstanding genius!” Zong Ru’s hands were together, his expression pious. “I was not able to see Daren’s figure clearly just now! It is terrifying!”

“I didn’t neither!” Xie Shan felt great empathy. He turned and asked Wei Sheng. “Teacher Wei, did you see him clearly?”

Wei Sheng shook his head. He didn’t speak. Thinking back to Zuo Mo’s movements, a thread of shock flashed through his mind! In his field of view right now, there had only been a faint shadow!

That wasn’t possible!

Wei Sheng almost let out a sound of surprised. It had to be said that he did not locate others just by relying on his eyes, but instead used his sword essence! In his knowledge, nothing was faster than sword essence!

But just now … … his sword essence could not keep up with Shidi’s speed!

What did that mean? He was left in a cold sweat! If sword essence could not keep up with the other’s speed, that meant he would be unable to lock onto the other. If the target could not be located, then the attack would be ineffective!

What happened to Shidi? What had happened?

 

———

 

Zuo Mo bent his back as he carefully raised his foot, and then carefully put down his foot as though the sand under his feet were fragile treasures.

The gazes of everyone in the surroundings became strange. Daren looked like a duck walking with a limp foot!

Zuo Mo did not notice the gazes of other people. All of his attention was on his feet. He was so focused it was like he was embroidering.

While alternating between shallow and a deep steps, he walked in front of the strange corpse. Zuo Mo finally released a breath.

“What happened to me?” Zuo Mo asked baldly.

You fooled all of them, and pulled ye down as well. Now it was like this, you have to give an explanation!

The strange corpse tilted his head, “What do you mean what happened?”

Zuo Mo glared. “My body! What is going on with my body?”

The strange corpse swept him up and down. He said, “Your body is very normal.”

Zuo Mo almost spat blood. Normal? This was called normal? Then what was ye’s body in the past? Abnormal?

Looking at the strange corpse, Zuo Mo couldn’t help but sigh inside. He really was an idiot to put his hopes on an antique from tens of thousands of years ago! A few ten thousand years ago, it was enough for his brain to go wrong a few cycles!

But Zuo Mo thought about how he had two other antiques in his body. The antiques of a few thousand years ago should be more normal than one from tens of thousands of years ago!

He suddenly remembered that when he was burning up, he was unable to call Pu Yao. Thinking to there, his heart jumped. He hurriedly called for Pu Yao inside his sea of consciousness.

When Zuo Mo saw the terrible expression on Pu Yao’s face, he felt it was unspeakably close.

But Pu Yao’s next words instantly caused him to not be in the mood to be emotional.

“I know what you want to ask.” Pu Yao’s expression was grave. “The change inside your body is a rare one. It is the first time I’ve seen it. Consciousness, ling power, and flesh and blood can exist together, but I’ve never seen this kind of mixture.”

Zuo Mo’s heart instantly cooled.

Wei’s expression was also grave. “I’m very sorry. It is the first time I have seen this.”

Zuo Mo’s face was ashen.

However, Wei was an antique a bit older than Pu Yao. He hesitated and then said, “I suspect that your present state is somewhat similar to the ancient cultivators.”

Pu Yao stilled and then had an expression of realization. “Yes! Your state, isn’t this the state of ancient cultivators? Ancient cultivators didn’t have divisions of ling power, spiritual power, and mo physique!”

Ancient … …

Even though Wei and Pu Yao were only guessing, Zuo Mo instinctively thought about what the strange corpse had just said, and his face paled!

An old antique a few tens of thousands of years old said he was very normal … …

That meant—in the eyes of the strange corpse, Zuo Mo was like him!

 

Translator Ramblings:

Zuo Mo: Pu Yao, Wei, you two antiques, false advertising! How can you be so ignorant! You’re a sky yao! And a suit of armor! I want my jingshi back, I want damages, I want to sue you!!!

72 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Twenty “Very Normal”

  1. Well, yup, as I thought. This is the ancient way cultivation. The correct way according to corpse gramps.

    Now then, let’s calculate the loss… some talismans and ling armor and clothes.
    JINGSHI!!
    Still, Ge is very lucky, the spatial ring didn’t get destroyed too, or there will be blood spilled from various holes…

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  2. GG. GG. Zou mo. Welp. I can’t wait for him to get taken in as a student or something by the corpse and taught how to cultivate like an ancient cultivator.

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  3. AWESOME chapter!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!! Thanks a lot!!!
    This is gonna be so much fun, I guess now that he got the power-up of the millenia, a little time to get used to the changes and BOOM he’s gonna be back, and trample everybody! It’s also about time for the next jindan to pop up, the army’s gotta keep up with ge eheh

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      • Ya, think of how many science fiction stories, whether books, games, TV shows, etc, are based on the discovery of ancient technology. Or fantasy stories too, ancient magic or magical artifacts are a huge trope too, as well as ancient magical civilizations. It’s extremely common, not sure how you missed it.

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      • Those are usually about a completely separate people though, like in mass effect when humans find the protheans relics
        This is just we got dumber and made everything crappier for every generation

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    • At least this series seems to have a good excuse: the ancient cultivators ran out of ulta-high grade resources, so it was hard for them to cultivate in a ‘normal’ way.

      It is like seeing a future where you find people using bicycle pedal powered cars after the oil reserves run out. Of course it is worse.

      There is also the argument that, while the current methods are considered ‘worse’, they are ‘safer’. Zuo Mo has almost died quite a few times while getting this set up. And the ancient way is also ‘harder to even start’, because zuo mo is also a genius with his consciousness and ling use. Overall, you need a very small pool of geniuses and a lot of those will die along the way. So for the people at the level of the native lingqi slaves, they might think ‘yeah, how about I just do this ling stuff instead, seems easier, and less explody’.

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    • Eh, xianxia is a subgenre of fantasy, and this a pretty standard trope there.

      Whether Western or Chinese fantasy, it’s almost the norm to have ancient magics and heroes be orders of magnitude more powerful than the setting of the story, with everything degenerating over time. (I doubt I’d even have to look that far for a Western fantasy with this exact ‘ancient wizards had a unified system of magic, but modern mages each focus on a tiny piece, and the MC combines everything again’ trope.)

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    • Think of it like this, you find some raw power, you get good at controlling it, you teach your friend and he doesnt grasp everything about it but he does discover something new which he told you. Whos stronger? You because you know more about it, sure in a couole generations people will have discovered more than you knew but to get there they couldnt have spent the time you spent discovering every little property about what you did.

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    • I don’t think it’s that they never advance. Most author’s just love to go the ” Everything was fine, until the Fire Nation attacked” kinda scenario. There’s always some calamity that resets people from 100 to 30. It’s not like this prevents progress though, look at the yao. They may not have that many earth/sky level yao arts anymore, but at least they are working together to create arts as a species now. Xiuze came up with transportation formations which don’t seem to have been a thing in ancient times. If you are talking about their individual power though, who knows, with Zuo Mo’s new way of thinking he may discover uses for his body that they didn’t.

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      • Chances are that the narrator is gonna go “little did Zuo Mo know that he had rediscovered the ancient art of bla bla bla”
        That was one thing i really liked about coiling dragon, Linley started inventing his own moves and dao pretty fast instead of just constantly following in others footsteps

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      • @admiralen, Coiling Dragon had one of the most interesting move systems I’ve ever seen. So many different combinations you could make by looking at things from certain perspective and they were all fairly unique to the person who made them. The enlightenments that Linley gained to get new moves were so much more impactful because you could see where in nature he gained them. Other novels
        have vague requirements or none at all.

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  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    Renyao and TinArmor you two old, good for nothing freeloaders, not helping out Ge, sitting there in comfort while Ge faces danger, not knowing left from right! Useless, useless, utterly useless the both of you! Give me a scheme worth a million jingshi right now!

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  5. Zuo Mo evolved to Zuo Bi!!!😄
    Ok ok, that may be the worst joke I ever made😄 but I had to do it! Its my Dao of bad jokes😄
    Thanks for the translation!

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  6. I wonder how this will effect his ability to enter the prison or use his various techniques and spells.

    On the up side, that corpse guy should be willing to teach him. Its not like there’s anyone else qualified to be his disciple after all.

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    • I think it’ll just allow him to use Xiuzhe techniques. After all, back when he had his Mo Physique semi-combine with his consciousness it allowed him to use the physique in the Prison too.

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      • He can use the physique in the prison because it is a yao technique that was the progenitor of mo techniques. So while he might be able to develop a technique similar to xiuxhe techniques and use that in the prison, I don’t think he’d be able to use any of the directly. They’re too far removed from yao techniques.

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      • Didn’t it say that the person who made the Great Day Mo Physique created it to support the consciousness, which is basically a less perfect form of what happened to Zuo Mo’s body. In addition, we don’t know about the origins of the Prison, only that it’s definitely a lot older than Pu. I wouldn’t be surprised if the prison was made originally by someone who’d combined all three, although focusing on the consciousness.

        Come to think of it, I doubt he’d directly, even in the outside world now, be able to use Xiuzhe techniques because of the transformation to his energy, but I’m pretty sure the techniques he makes from now on will be usable both outside and in the Prison and their nature will likely be closer to Xiuzhe than his other techniques.

        Basically, if Zuo Mo’s still able to enter the prison the chances of him not being able to use any technique he knows freely in the Prison imo is very low. There’s a chance that his consciousness might have transformed too much with the others, making him unable to go there in the first place though. At least, that’s how I see it.

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  7. fear was his eyes -> fear were his eyes
    later,, he -> later, what he
    I didn’t neither -> I didn’t either
    sound of surprised -> sound of surprise
    Thanks for the chapter!
    I wonder if Zuo Mo will get that old corpse to teach him a bit.

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      • if you look above, it’s saying “that caused fear was his eyes” as in looking him in the eyes was enough to cause fear. I put “were” instead of ‘was’ because eyes are plural, it didn’t say pair of eyes which would be singular.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter! I think the corpes body will get destroyed than he will join wei and pu Yao.on the way teach them a few things and learn a few thing about a few thousand years after the corpes died😂😂😂

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  9. Our Ex-Zombie should just give up cultivation and open up an antique shop or a museum in his Sea of Consciousness. He’s now an officially part of the exhibit (kukuku). (A certain saying about being influenced by the people you befriend comes to mind right now)

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