修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Seventy Two “The Balance Tilts”

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Chapter Four Hundred and Seventy Two – The Balance Tilts

No matter which side they were on, people were shocked at such a fearsome scene!

This was a perfect operation!

No matter if it was Ma Fan’s team that had lured the enemy, or the three hundred sword xiu that had come from all directions and silently executed the ambush, including the coordination where the sword energies passed by with a distance of only a hair’s thickness, it could all be called perfect!

When one hundred large sword energies exploded in such a small area, the presence produced was so terrifying that even the two jindan did not manage to respond before being reduced to ash!

Recovering from the enormous explosion, the reaction on the two sides was completely different.

The Tian Family disciples had dazed expressions. The abrupt change was like a punch that struck their head and stunned them! Many people did not know what had happened and those with keen eyes felt their heads ring and turn blank!

What followed were ashen faces!

For Ma Fan and the others, even though this attack was filled with luck and was unable to be repeated, it inspired their morale. Ma Fan and Wei Ran felt their confidence increase. The hint of timidity that was caused by the absence of Lil’ Miss also dissipated!

Some of the sword xiu of Vermillion Bird Camp still had disbelief on their faces. The actions they had planned and carried out had successfully ambushed and killed two jindan!

In a battlefield that was small and enclosed, the death of two jindan could change many things.

In this perfect operation, the ambush was the signal for the full scale counterattack from Vermillion Bird Camp!

When the Tian Family disciples still had cluelessness on their faces, the sky full of sword hums were like fatal noises that sounded in unison!

The large Turtle Island gave the Vermillion Bird Camp sword xiu a large battlefield so they could continuously accelerate and charge! One side was confused and puzzled, the other had increased morale, the chaotic battlefield instantly became one-sided.

Sprays of blood erupted, howls and people continuously fell down.

There were Tian Family disciples that resisted but as the conflict between the two side increased, their hearts became chilled!

Hands holding fifth-grade golden crystal sword, wearing fourth-grade Blue Soul Cold Light Armor, the Vermillion Bird Camp sword xiu looked like rich tycoons facing the Tian Family disciples that mostly wore third-grade ling armor! When facing a sword xiu that was outfitted like this, it would cause one to feel helpless from the bottom of their hearts!

If the other’s sword strike did not kill them, it would wound them, and they would need to attack three times in a row to possibly cause damage to the enemy! If the difference in talismans between the two sides was not enough to deflate their courage, then the enormous difference in tactics caused their hopelessness to spread.

The Turtle Island sword xiu were like packs of cunning and vicious wolves. They never moved alone, always in groups of three to five. Even if the enemy was one person, they would still surround them in groups of three to five. If they encountered a strong opponent, these fragmented little teams would nimbly gather from all directions and furiously charge!

Their charges were furious and inexhaustible, their sword lights sharp and unstoppable. They were cold and merciless, they were regulated and well-organized, they were trained tactically. They were like demons that were born from the eerie fires of hell and carried the presence of death!

The sky seemed to be dyed red by the sprays of blood that erupted. The criss-crossing cold sword lights were the magnificent flowers when death captured life.

The weak defense of the Tian Family disciples were drown completely in the endless sword lights.

 

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Tian Hao’s lips were trembling as his body uncontrollably shook.

The sky full of sword howling was like countless owls croaking. He felt that he would be torn up in the next instant! He wasn’t a novice, and was the elite of the battalion, he had seen situations of many sizes.

But he still uncontrollably shook!

He understood that the intimidating howling of the enemy attacks was the result of purposefully loosening their control of ling power, but he still uncontrollably felt fear!

He had never thought there would be a day that he would face such fearsome enemies!

The talismans and flying swords that were worthy of envy and jealousy were not enough to defeat a battle-hardened veterans. He had killed many enemies with more powerful talismans than he had. This group of enemies gathered and scattered suddenly and were hard to predict. Each charge would be decisive. No matter how bad the situation was, or what advantage the enemy had, they would always maintain their little tactical formations. They were like machines that only knew to slaughter, they did not deviate, and did not make one mistake!

There was nothing more frightening than this, or could make Tian Hao feel more hopeless!

He suddenly felt the Tian Family was so stupid. Why had they challenged an enemy that was so much powerful than they were?

 

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The sword lights in the sky grew and brushed through the sky like a comb. No matter how the enemies within the sword lights struggled and resisted, they were like fragile bubbles that popped upon contact.

As the advantage on one side increased, the rhythm of battle would quickly increase!

Another jindan fell!

From beginning to now, the six jindan were important targets that Vermillion Bird Camp focused on. This jindan had been dragged down by one hundred and fifty Vermillion Bird Camp sword xiu and died due to using up all of his ling power.

Even the three remaining jindan felt their courage flee, much less those Tian Family disciples. In this short period of time, three jindan had died. They had never been through such a desperate battle

It was too frightening!

They were jindan and had more experienced eyes than other combat xiu. The golden flying swords in the hands of the enemy sword xiu was a frightening high degree, and even more powerful than the most outstanding fourth-grade flying swords!

Being even stronger than the most outstanding fourth-grade flying swords, so what grade was it?

Looking at the matching golden flying swords, they didn’t dare to think!

Flee!

Losing their courage, the Tian Family disciples ran away in a disorganized manner. They just wanted to leave this fearsome place as fast as possible. They did not put up any resistance because any resistance would affect their speed of escape.

There was only one thought in their minds

—Flee! Flee as fast as possible!

What family laws, what disciple-hood, that was all thrown away at this time.

It was unknown who it started with but at this time, the ranks collapsed like an avalanche! All of the people shouted and then turned and fled for their lives!

The fleeing crowd and the Tian Ye battalion that had rushed over at full power now collided together!

Tian Ye’s face suddenly changed!

The combat xiu at the front of the battalion shifted. Those clansmen that were completely in a frenzy charged into their battalion. In the eyes of these Tian Family disciples that had lost their last threads of bravery, if they neared the Tian Family Battalion, they would be able to survive.

The defeated soldiers flooded at Tian Ye Battalion like a tide.

“Do not collide … …” Tian Ye shouted urgently. His pupils suddenly expanded and his voice stopped abruptly.

Sword light!

All over the horizon!

An angry wave composed from numerous sword lights were tightly following behind this group of fleeing soldiers and were aimed at him!

Tian Ye glared angrily but his brain was still clear as ever. He knew if he hesitated in this moment, the entire troop would be lost. He shouted furiously, “Kill!”

Tian Ye Battalion had gone to Blood Sky Metropolis Jie had had more battle experience than normal battalions. These combat xiu might not bear to do it but they understood if their battle formation became disorganized, then they would all die!

Their eyes were red as they shouted at the top of their lungs, “Kill!”

Those Tian Family disciples never had expected that Tian Ye Battalion would move against them. Unguarded, blood sprayed out and seventy or so Tian Family disciples died instantly!

Tian Ye’s move was cruel but it was effective and showed his decisiveness as an exceptional Silver Battle General.

But he did not know that underneath their position, there was another troop waiting for them!

 

———

 

The bright and beautiful sword lights attracted everyone’s gaze. The appearance of Shu Long’s group was silent and did not attract any attention.

The three hundred hardship guards that had just received mo weapons were so silent they were like statues.

Shu Long coldly looked at the sky, his handsome face calm. Shu Long could not be said to be a battle general but he had received Pu Yao’s teachings and his eyes were not lacking. Pu Yao had once thought of nurturing Shu Long into a battle general, but the path of yao battle generals and mo battle generals were completely different paths.

Only a freak like Zuo Mo could naturally feel the power of others.

However, Shu Long did not lack the knowledge and judgment that a battle general should have. He could see that Ma Fan’s group had the advantage. Guard Camp and Vermillion Bird Camp were in a competitive relationship, but that was a deliberate manipulation by Shu Long and Ma Fan. Shu Long had a deep understanding of the combat capabilities of Vermillion Bird Camp. He knew very well when Vermillion Bird Camp held the advantage in battle, then it wasn’t far from the end of battle.

So he did not move, and stealthily hid, waiting to give those defeated soldiers a fatal blow.

But when he saw Tian Ye Battalion coming to aid, he changed his mind. In Boss’ words, that was a fatter sheep!

Born a sword xiu, Shu Long had endurance other people could not rival. He silently waited for a chance.

Until this moment!

“Kill!”

Shu Long bellowed as the black halberd in his hand stabbed into the sky!

The black mist that surrounded the black halberd formed a three zhang long halberd shadow that howled into the sky!

“Kill!”

Three hundred hardship guards shouted together and attacked with the mo weapons in their hands!

Three hundred black misty shadows of various shapes were three hundred shrieking crows that shot at Tian Ye Battalion in the sky!

The black mist released by the hardship guards merged into one patch that moved relentlessly. It was the Crow Fiend Mo Kill Formation!

Shu Long’s black halberd shadow was like an enormous nail that pierced into the ranks of Tian Ye Battalion. Pia, a moderate explosion, the halberd exploded and turned to a thick ball of black mist that covered dozens of combat xiu.

The three hundred black shadows that came after exploded at the same time and became thick black mist that covered half of the Tian Ye Battalion combat xiu!

 

———

 

Tian Ye Battalion was preparing for the incoming sword energy attacks. This sudden change caused confusion to spread through the ranks, resulting in chaos.

Tian Ye was both shocked and angry. He was shrouded in the black mist and couldn’t even see his fingers.

So vicious! At this point in battle to use this kind of spell to obscure their vision, they were really vicious!

Shock and angry, he yelled, “All on defense! Prepare to face sword energies!”

Just at this time, the black mist that seemed harmless and only served obscured people’s vision suddenly bared its fangs!

 

Translator Ramblings: Even way back when Zuo Mo finished his fight against the Clear Sky Old Forefather, he noted that he could have technically taken him down with the Vermillion Bird Camp at that time. This is really a numbers game with tactics at this specific point and level of power between ningmai and jindan. But don’t expect this to always be true.

51 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Seventy Two “The Balance Tilts”

  1. If the formation isn’t already closed, that battalion should start retreating now 😉

    Why did it say that two jindan died from the ambush? I thought it was the commander + two other jindan for a total of three?

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      • From Chapter 471: “The other five jindan beside him also let out angry shouts at the same time and charged with Tian Heng Bo!

        In this chaotic battlefield, the six jindan were like six dazzling suns.”

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      • @jeremy
        Chapter 471: “After chasing for only a few moments, there were only two people left by Tian Heng Bo.” “One hundred large sword energies came from all directions and were as packed together as rain as they smashed into an area of three zhang around Tian Heng Bo and the two jindan.”

        Chapter 472: “When one hundred large sword energies exploded in such a small area, the presence produced was so terrifying that even the two jindan did not manage to respond before being reduced to ash!” “In a battlefield that was small and enclosed, the death of two jindan could change many things.”

        Tian Heng Bo was with 2 other people, but it only said that 2 died. Tian Heng Bo being an important character you would think they would say if he was dead or not.

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    • There’s no doubt that Tian Heng Bo died. That was the purpose of the hundreds-of-energies attack: kill the leader and his personal guards. The horrified reaction and drop of morale of the other Tian guys can only be explained if THB died.
      And you’ll notice that he doesn’t appear again in the story after that.
      Perhaps the author thought there was no need to make a specific mention cuz it was so obvious?

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      • Specifically mentioning nameless jindan over a named high ranking character is a very odd way to go about it. Which why i wondered if there was a translation error.

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      • The author constantly referenced 6 jindan in one group and 2 in the other and specifically mentioned the death of 2 jindan from the first group. There’s really no difference in the effort of mentioning 3 dead guys vs 2. So either there was a translation error, an author f’ up, the guy leading the attack wasn’t a jindan or one of the jindan wasn’t killed. Of the four options, I think author f’ up is the most likely.

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  2. For one thing, turtle island (turtle sect imo) won’t always outnumber the enemy. Also, the first time(s) a character fights a New level, numbers never work. (Old forefather, though that was by choice, and probably their first yuangying enemy. Loloy)

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    • Like Raizin said, Old Forefather was iirc Second Stratum and was an elite among them. Also, they could’ve taken him down with numbers, but he was both agility focused and extremely powerful, meaning it was likely that he’d be able to kill the majority of Zuo Mo’s forces, and he even had a decent chance of running away, in which case they’d be wiped out in the next confrontation.

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  3. ‘He suddenly felt the Tian Family was so stupid. Why had they challenged an enemy that was so much powerful than they were?’
    – And that, little darling, is what we all have been wondering about…

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  4. Christmasbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Tian Ye is screwed. since ZM will automatically fight that secluded elder, i wonder if the news of the one sided masacre will make the elder fail his breakthrough~ or will he come out after breaking through? If that’s the case then “born to battle” bro is gonna get some food again~

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      • He wasn’t born as a slave xiu, iirc he was in an undiscovered jie and when it was discovered they enslaved everyone there since undiscovered jie typically have really crappy techniques or sometimes even no techniques meaning zero cultivators. That’s why it’s unlikely he was a sword xiu. He was talented which is why he wa singled out by the people who enslaved him (because they can sell him for larger amounts) but as far as I remember he didn’t cultivate in the sword.

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  5. Thx for the chapter. There was point where you put Tian Hao instead of Tian Ye. It was a little confusing. But great quality as usual.

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  6. Old clear sky father is an half a step to yuan ying? NAH. just that at that time compared now. The difference is just way too large to even considering a group of ningmai against a jindan. BUT now? Pftt. JINDAN? eat sword lights!!! JINDAN smoke em!!! hahaha.. but still I’m exited to meet yuanyings. The novel pace is not slow and not fast, just the way I like it.

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  7. I have a plot question. Remember when Zuo Mo could not get nigmai because there was a hole in his dantian that was caused by the mo matrix? How come Vermillion bird camp is not having the same problem Zuo Mo had? I’m pretty sure earth energy fixed his problem but what about the other people who got mo matrixes?

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  8. I have a plot question. Remember when Zuo Mo could not get nigmai because there was a hole in his dantian that was caused by the mo matrix? How come Vermillion bird camp is not having the same problem Zuo Mo had? I’m pretty sure earth energy fixed his problem but what about the other people who got mo matrixes?

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    • They did not get mo matrixes like Zuo Mo did, they have formations which Zuo Mo extracted from mo matrixes. It is essentially a power-up but not as high level as what Zuo Mo has.

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    • The mo matrix on zuo mo was done by Pu, who sucks at formations and sucks at the anatomy of xiuzhe
      The first thing zuo mo did was probably to make it so the matrix doesnt punch a hole in the dantian

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  9. Wait, the two jindans were reduced to ash…If their interspatial rings are destroyed and the loot not recoverable won’t Ge dock their allowance for doing unprofitable business?

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  10. I see surprisingly few mention that the teamwork of the vermilion camp wasn’t this good back against clear sky jindan. soo, yes, they could have done him in with teamwork, but the teamwork was not that great back then, meaning lower offensive output, and easier to doge, meaning higher death count.

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