修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Sixty Six “A Little Harvest”

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Chapter Two Hundred and Sixty Six – A Little Harvest

After flying for about an hour, there were still no signs. Zuo Mo calmed down. He knew that panicking was not useful. Based on Silly Bird’s fierce flying, she probably wouldn’t stop anytime soon. As long as the direction was right, he would find her.

The grey mud that Lil’ Pagoda spat out was a smorgasbord of substances outside the five elements. He didn’t know what change would come after Silly Bird had eaten so much. It would be good if nothing happened to her. He was very worried. Silly Bird was the first ling beast he had owned, and he had a deep attachment to her. Even though she was very proud and had terrible habits, like showing off and not looking at people properly, but when he thought about the first time he was wounded, and Silly Bird had done her best to carry him back, his heart still was moved.

Suddenly, an extremely fine sword light flashed twenty li away from him.

Zuo Mo was slightly surprised. It seemed his luck today wasn’t so terrible. It required luck to be able to encounter other sword xiu when flying in the air at night, especially with the drastically reduced population of Little Mountain Jie. Not even one in ten remained, but he had met two different groups today.

He was just going forward to ask if the other had seen Silly Bird when the sword light unexpectedly curved and flew towards him.

Seeing the situation, Zuo Mo didn’t move and waited for the other.

When the other flew close, Zuo Mo saw his appearance. The person was an extremely young xiuzhe in his early twenties. The light-glimmering ling armor did not look like something average. His feet were stepping on a flying sword shaped like a ling snake. He looked very carefree as he flew in the wind.

Seeing the pride on the others face, Zuo Mo muttered inside. Before he spoke, he heard the other shout, “Hey, do you know five element spells?”

Zuo Mo instantly was discontent, his brow unconsciously furrowing. He speculated inside that this person definitely was a disciple that had just come out of the sect to gain experience. Surviving in the outside, just this kind of arrogant and brash tone was enough for him to die multiple times.

“I know some,” Zuo Mo still planned on asking about Silly Bird so he endured it.

The person’s eyes lit up. “Come with me!” Finishing, he turned and left.

Zuo Mo rubbed his nose. Where had this silly bird came from? Oh, no no no! If Silly Bird knew that he had given her and the guy in front of him had the same name, she would be humiliated to the point of hitting the wall to suicide!

The ignorance of the other caused Zuo Mo to not know what to say. His mind suddenly moved. How could a guy like this have survived in Little Mountain Jie? The only place he could think of was Clear Sky Sect!

Only Clear Sky Sect could have such an unworldly disciple!

“You are a disciple of Clear Sky Sect? Zuo Mo asked, tilting his head.

“Ha ha, you know that ye is from Clear Sky Sect! Since you know, then obey! If ye is happy, there’s some benefit for you. If you provoke ye, humph, no matter how big Little Mountain Jie is, there is no place for you to hide,” the person said proudly as he turned around.

It really was meeting one’s enemy on a narrow road!

Since he knew the other was a disciple of Clear Sky Sect, Zuo Mo didn’t have any more worries. With a flip of the hand, a flying sword appeared. This flying sword was serenely green, with rippling waves and extremely nimble. This sword was called Serene Water Sword, peak of third-grade. It was even better than the Water Drop Sword that Zuo Mo previously had.

Zuo Mo would only pick the talismans that he liked or found useful from what they had captured and put them into his ring. His ring at this time was piled full with fine talismans and rare materials.

This Serene Water Sword was just third-grade, but its entire body was forged from Serene Green Water, and was rich in water element power. It was already the peak of third-grade talismans.

With the Serene Water Sword in his hand, Zuo Mo seemed to be walking on the ground in the air. Pia pia pia, taking a series of small paces. Wind rose when his feet touched the air!

Zuo Mo held no fear when facing a ningmai. He had defeated ningmai xiuzhe when he had been in zhuji. Now that he had broken through to ningmai, his confidence had grown more. Even more, his fantasy enemy during this period of time had been the Clear Sky Old Forefather. Compared to the fear of a jindan, a ningmai third stratum expert didn’t seem so scary.

His first attack was [Li Water Burning Heavens]!

In an instantly, the body of the Serene Water Sword was covered in water-shaped flames. These clear and transparent flames were like a piece of living crystal as it flickered!

Compared to the flame of the past that had been multiple zhang long, the water-shaped flame was now just a short one chi, silent and serene!

This meant that Zuo Mo’s sword essence was even more condensed and had improved.

[Li Water Sword Scripture] was only a third-grade scripture, but Zuo Mo had comprehended sword essence. If he persisted in walking down this path, tempered his sword essence, and experimented with variations, he may be able to create new sword moves.

Zuo Mo had not expected the sword essence he comprehended the most of all the sword essences was Li Water sword essence and not Ice Dragon sword essence. In his hands, the sword scripture that was just a small third-grade seemed to change.

It was as though he did it without any effort. There was no pause. His little trot created countless afterimages, the sword in his hands serenely burning!

A gentle slice upwards!

There was none of the past explosiveness, or the sword essence radiating out, or the howling!

As clear and serene as water, as bright as fire!

A serene, light, and almost careless spark flashed.

The face of the Clear Sky Sect disciple changed greatly. He shouted angrily, “How gutsy! You dare … …”

The voice suddenly stopped. His expression changed greatly. A sword essence that was almost tangible securely locked onto him!

Sword essence!

He was actually an expert that comprehended sword essence!

Clear Sky Sect was also a sword xiu sect. He naturally knew the dangers, and understood that he had offended the wrong person this time.

Among the Clear Sky Sect disciples, only three of the shixiong had comprehended sword essence. He had actually randomly encountered such a person! He was full of regret. The internal competition of Clear Sky Sect was very fierce. The power of the shixiong had long been impressed into his mind.

Gritting his teeth, his hands swiped, and an extremely small light shot at Zuo Mo!

“Hm!” In the air, Zuo Mo’s figure did not move. His wrist flicked lightly, and produced a round wall of fire!

The wall of fire was like a great net that caught the light.

Zuo Mo stopped his figure, and grasped at the air. The clear flame wrapped around the light that slowly flew towards him.

“Sky Sand!” Zuo Mo’s eyes suddenly lit up. Without any hesitation, he opened his mouth and spat out a thread of pure golden flame. It was Golden Crow Fire. Once Golden Crow Fire appeared, Zuo Mo retracted the sword essence. The transparent flame turned to vapor and evaporated into the air.

The Golden Crow Fire drew out a line of fire and wrapped around the light.

“Golden Crow Fire!” this Clear Sky Sect disciple paled and exclaimed, his voice trembling.

Once the Golden Crow Fire wrapped around the Sky Sand, Zuo Mo couldn’t help but shake his head. It really was a waste of something good! Sky Sand was the essence of earth element. This Sky Sand that was the size of a sand particle and was eight hundred catties in weight! Such a precious treasure of the earth, yet the impression method was so crude. Zuo Mo, who had always been frugal, felt his heart was in pain.

The Golden Crow Fire easily wiped away the formation on the Sky Sand. This Sky Sand revealed its original appearance.

Square and symmetrical, it was an extremely precise cube. The color was deep gold. Entering his palm, Zuo Mo felt his right hand was weight down, and he almost dropped it.

So heavy!

A special eathy energy spread out. Zuo Mo suddenly felt as though he was situated in dense sand.

Good thing!

Zuo Mo was overjoyed, and instantly threw it into his ring. This piece of Sky Sand might be small, but it was a rare fourth-grade material. If he could forge it well, he would have another good talisman.

The Clear Sky Sect disciple was dumbstruck. This particle of Sky Sand was his life-saving talisman. He gaped upon seeing the other easily subdue it.

After a while, he managed to react, and swore, pointing at Zuo Mo, “You you you … … …”

After “you”-ing for a while, Zuo Mo didn’t hear any further words and snickered. He examined the other from top to bottom. “I really hadn’t seen it. You brat, you do have some oil on you!”

“You … … what do you want?” The Clear Sky Sect disciple instantly panicked when he saw the greedy gaze Zuo Mo had.

“I don’t want much. Hee hee, everyone should share good things!” Zuo Mo snickered as he spoke. A few yellow and red rope pieces appeared on his hands. Each red rope was just the thickness of a chopstick.

“Immortal tying chain!” The Clear Sky Sect disciple almost fainted.

Coming out of a big sect like Clear Sky Sect, one could be unskilled at other things, but their knowledge and experience would definitely be stronger than those from small sects. That stack of red in Zuo Mo’s hands were all immortal tying chains! Immortal tying chains were the general name for a type of talisman. There was only one use for them, to tie up the enemy.

The first impression he had of the immortal tying chain was that it was very valuable! Because it was to imprison the other, immortal tying chains were mostly woven and forged out of materials that were not easily damaged by flying swords. That would guarantee they were strong enough that the enemy could not easily break free or cut it.

He had never seen someone taking out eight immortal tying chains at once.

Even more, he had never thought there would be a day he would have to face eight immortal tying chains at once!

“Hm, you’re pretty knowledgeable,” Zuo Mo said. However, his hands were not slow, the eight immortal tying chains flying out.

Once the immortal tying chains left his palm, they grew to ten zhang long!

The eight immortal tying chains caused it to appear as though the sky was covered in immortal tying chains.

The other basically had no power to resist. After struggling for a few moments, he was tied up tightly.

However, when Zuo Mo saw the gigantic rope egg made from the immoral tying chains making eight layers around, he was dumbstruck too. He hurriedly took down the extra immortal tying chains, leaving behind one. When he saw that Clear Sky Sect disciple again, the other had already fainted.

His eyes then lit up. This was a pretty good battle tactic!

Immortal tying chains were third-grade talismans, only had one purpose, and were very expensive. He hadn’t noticed them before, only finding them somewhat interesting so he had put them into his ring. The scene just now had made him realize the power of this move. One immortal tying chain was not strong enough, the other could dodge or escape, but the immortal tying chain had one benefit –– it didn’t require much control.

When ling power was channeled, each immortal tying chain would be ten zhang long!

Eight pieces of chain ten zhang long was enough to create a secure and large net in the sky.

Unable to be dodged or blocked!

If he had to face such a thing, he couldn’t help but shudder … …

Just having thought of a new tactic, Zuo Mo’s mood was very good. When he looked at the Clear Sky Sect disciple tied up like rice dumplings, Zuo Mo’s mood became even better.

As expected, one had to leave the home!

If they didn’t leave, there would be no gains!

His hand beckoned lightly, and the Clear Sky Sect securely tied up flew in front of him. Zuo Mo hummed a little tune and started to methodically plunder.

No ring … …

Then he will take the clothes, oh no, take the ling armor … …

Translator Ramblings: Zuo Mo goes back to being a scalping zombie weirdo. I wonder if I should label this the first time Zuo Mo encounters a typical “young master” person. This one is one naive greenhorn. One who is going to be completely naked since he committed the terrible crime of not having a spatial ring to put his treasures.

A person commented a few days ago on a chapter near the beginning they were going to stop reading because of how bad Pu Yao was. Then someone commented they wanted more Pu Yao and Zuo Mo action where Pu Yao torments Zuo Mo and he misses their past interactions. Taking a step back, Fang Xiang tried to flip the cliche of the old wise master on its head by making him a selfish one that torments and occasionally hampers Zuo Mo. There’s still a lot more to go in the story and Pu Yao will evolve but where do you guys fall in terms of your opinion of Pu Yao at present?


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60 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Two Hundred and Sixty Six “A Little Harvest””

    1. I’m a bit late in saying this, but my favorite part about Pu Yao right now is how gradually his skill set is being spread into Zuo Mo’s generation.

      Zuo Mo has his talent in formations, and Pu Yao making him a successor in that field is pretty explicit.

      The thousand leaf hands(there’s 2 separate techniques, I admittedly forgot their proper name) which Zuo Mo is learning… I might be jumping to conclusions, but isn’t this seriously one of the top grade consciousness techniques even in Pu’s eyes?

      We have a professional ling beast raiser who’s slowly figuring out many intricacies that Pu just happens to know, though he’s still far lacking in development comparatively. I don’t think he’s on board with actually constructing yao yet, but I’m wondering if his ling beast raising will have any connection to the xiu slave mo that were just introduced. He seems like a character that’s going to last, so I have to assume something other than just the butterflies will come of him.

      And lil’ Miss is chopping up the battlefield like a butcher chopping up a beast. His commanding skills are becoming great, and that’s no secret. But I wonder how his skills will change… It seems very likely that they’ll be leading some yao and mo in the future, and the war chess is a pretty good indicator of that.

      But hey, maybe they’ll actually lead a truly mixed troop, xiu, mo, and yao all together. It’s only fitting for Zuo Mo to be the head of something like that.

      1. Gongsun Cha and Zuo Mo are being taught directly. I haven’t thought about it but Chun Yu Cheng’s life has been seriously affected by what Pu Yao gave him.

  1. On Pu Yao, and his interactions with Zuo Mo, my thoughts can be summed up as: “Adversity brings growth”.

    So moar renyao plz.

  2. Pu Yao and Zuo Mo are the best combo. Can’t get enough of either of them

    Also, this is probably the first Xianxia I’ve seen where the MC acts like a straight up bandit. I mean, tons of other MC’s steal peoples stuff, but usually it’s in “righteousness.” The MC is always right after all. Closest comparison would be Meng Hao, but he usually just cons people out of their stuff. Though he occasionally steals treasures in battle. The words used to describe Zuo Mo are literally almost the exact same words used to describe the “bandits” when they eye the MC. It’s hilarious. xD

  3. Personally, I think Pu Yao is at least a more real-seeming person, than a lot of the wise old men mentors, who just shower the protagonist with kindness for no real reason. That’s not to say there is no reason at all, but yeah. Pu Yao being selfish and whatnot, is just as likely as being stupidly kind, so really it’s strange there aren’t more like him.

  4. I like the interactions between Zuo Mo and Pu Yao. Their love hate relationship is just too good. There obviously has to be some change over the course of time otherwise it would become monotone and boring. I especially like it when they try to screw each other over in one chapter and some time later act as if they understand each other. I was laughing so loud when Pu Yao and Zuo Mo both acted scared because of the unknown female xiuzhe.

  5. Wow…

    “No ring.”

    And right after that, he starts stripping the other person…

    Zuo Mo… your tastes… Guess he doesn’t like people in commitments?

    1. That’s a great way of thinking about it. He doesn’t really get romance though and I’m not sure that rings are actually the representation of commitment that they are in the real world. He’s just disappointed this guy isn’t that rich.

      1. This is a very good example of how one different world views matters in another world.

        While people use rings and other jewelry as artifacts to increase strength and also being accessories, we view it as purely accessories and social display.

        In one world, money is used to represent one’s status and one’s buying ability and serves as an incentive to work. In another (WoC), the money there can be directly used to recover strength and cultivate their power as well as be used to power formations and artifacts.

        It’s a clear distinction. Between the two, if the world ends then in WoC, Jingshi will still have a use while on Earth, bills and coins become useless.

  6. I feel Pu is a much more believable character compared to the usual mentors whose destines get tied together with the protagonist. He actually reminds me of Jasmine from ATG. His character ties in perfectly with his backstory, his moral character doesn’t seem to be that good. If it comes down to his benefits I guess he would sacrifice our dear MC, buts that’s normal.

    His race is hunted by xuie, he was tortured for the past loads of years. I would be surprised if he was a nice old man after going through all that.

    But my question is something else entirely, is it just me or does anyone else miss the pink crane girl. She was fun, and they barely told about her back story.

    1. She’s definitely got a real backstory but at the same time, she’s not the main character and unlike Pu Yao, she isn’t with Zuo Mo all the time so it is harder to focus on her.

  7. Thank for chapter.
    Pu Yao was okay all the time. As a trading partner, as chess partner, as an arrogant sky yao and as a yao forced into a corner.

  8. I really liked Pu Yao before his evolution failed, as when he used to make grasping motions ti steal jingshi and talismans from zuo mo. Pu Yao’s character is a fresh breath with all these overly good spirit advisors. What I hate about them is they do the thinking instead of the MC. Look at WDQK, there is nothing, absolutely nothing unique about the MC but his cheat artifact and the spirit advisor who is the decision maker 90 percent of the time.

  9. Pu Yao is too weak, too weak. Zuo Mo has it too easy with him right now. There was a time dealings with Pu Yao were almost impossible or quite hurtful. I miss those days ah! I like his bad sides (even if it’s for show).

    1. Pu Yao is willing to bend according to the circumstances. Also, I feel that if people have spent several years together, they might soften up to each other.

  10. I feel like pu yao is gonna disappear for a while because he is getting weaker and he has already compromised with the gravestone. That’s a death flag but he surely wont die.

  11. Thanks for the chapter!

    I rather like Pu Yao at the moment. I feel he’s acting as he should as both a Yao and a Yao who was sealed for a long time for an unknown reason and doesn’t want to interact with other Yao in his weakened state. I think both he and Zuo Mo are slowly starting to appreciate each other’s strenghts more, yet stay true to their characters of being wary of each other, not putting all their cards on the table and trying to take small advantages as they can. I appreciate that due to the interactions we are seeing that the three types of cultivators really are simply three different ways of cultivating, and no one is innately evil. In fact, it was really nice a few chapters back when Zuo Mo realized that there was legitimate reason to the Yaomo’s dislike of the other cultivators due to their consumption of natural resources and subsequent destruction of nature and expansion into other lands.

  12. It does feel like Pu Yao is being too accommodating right now, but I can’t say it doesn’t make sense. The balance of power has shifted, and Py Yao has shown an almost Zuo Mo-like ability to adapt with the changes.

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

    Yay Scalping Zombie.. err spiky is back~
    Time for equipment upgrade~
    PS: Between hating Pu Yao and liking him: i choose Like~

  14. thanks for the chapter,
    so Ge finally remembered how easy it can be to get jingshi from those walking purses

  15. I’m pretty sure Pu Yao will ask for something extravagant back. That is how Pu Yao works. When is there ever a free meal? If you don’t pay now, it doesn’t you don’t have to pay later.

      1. Then why did this chapter said that silly bird is the first ling beast? Guess the author forgot. Or lil black is not a ling beast but a ling insect/worm instead

      2. Hm … … I can’t remember if Silly Bird was first or Lil’ Black. Fang Xiang might disregard Lil’ Black as it is not on the same level as Silly Bird and Lil’ Pagoda.

      3. Well that’s kinda sad to hear. Lil black does his best as well. Though lil black is the weakest. The guy deserves equal treatment. 😉

    1. It’s more like Silly Bird was the first one to be actually useful to Zuo Mo because before he actually interacted with Lil Black he had to bury him for 3 months to raise it’s grade from 1 to 4.

      1. Oh.. so it’s like that. . . ye understands.. derishishishi…

  16. Pu Yao doesn’t have time at the moment, he needs Zuo Mo to get the hell out of Clear Sky Sect’s sphere of dominance so that he can start comprehending the formations he has given him. Or else he’ll die. After that he’ll probably leisurely torment Zuo Mo again, although he’ll not show disdain for him anymore, but rather have a friendly spirit while his pride won’t let him be taken advantage of easily. If he’s going to be taken advantage of he’ll want something in return!

  17. Thanks for the chapter. I always want more Pu Yao. On another note, I love the author’s writing. People are always snickering and have such funny thoughts.

  18. Like I said in my last comment, Pu Yao is a very much likeable character in this novel for me, he barters with the MC, he robs *cough* borrows without asking from the MC, tortures *ahem* trains the MC, ridicule *clears throat* encourges the MC the push himself to new limits. He even takes his time to play with the MC and Lil Miss. I don’t see why people don’t like him? XD

  19. Pu yao is pu yao, he just ackowledge zuo mo now to some degree. That and his weakanung change his interaction with zuo mo.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  20. Pu Yao at present is weak. And that is a problem. Torment the MC, beat his ass, hinder him, Help him, I don’t care but don’t be weak.

  21. Hmm Pu Yao of the present is definitely more pleasant than before in terms of his treatment towards Zuo Mo. But that also means that he’s cornered. Why would Pu Yao be that ‘kind’ if he didn’t start getting weaker?

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