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Chapter Three Hundred and Two – A New Beginning
More than ten Sonic Lightning Walnut exploded at the same time!
A blinding and scorching light passed through his back.
Zuo Mo felt his back was heavily struck. His throat turned sweet and then he spat out blood. Before he had the time to respond, like a meteorite falling from the sky, he and the female xiu smashed heavily into the dirt.
The ground was really hard!
That was the last thought before Zuo Mo fainted.
Ma Fan looked at the half-collapsed city walls. Thinking about the scene from two days ago, he still felt fear. The big formation inside Golden Crow City had been completely damaged, and almost all of the formation battle watchtowers were ruined.
Most importantly, Boss had thrown out a huge number of Sonic Lightning Walnuts to save everybody.
The simultaneous explosion of the Sonic Lightning Walnuts had forcibly cleared out an empty area twenty mu in diameter.
The mountains around Golden Crow City did not have such good luck and had been bombarded and left half standing. Not one mountain peak remained whole. There was no untouched land near Golden Crow City. Everything was in disarray.
In the sky, it was possible to see xiuzhe from Vermillion Bird Camp patrolling everywhere. After the battle, some xiuzhe had nefarious aims, and wanted to get rich. They were completely annihilated by the members of Vermillion Bird Camp, who had a whole belly full of frustration. In the defense of the city, Vermillion Bird Camp’s utility had been pitifully small. This made them feel especially irritated.
They had almost all died, and were even unable to take Boss and escape. To the Vermillion Bird Camp that had been trained through many battle and successfully won, this undoubtedly was a great humiliation.
No one had expected that, in the end, Boss had saved everyone. Thinking about it now, it still seemed like a dream.
There was not much joy on Ma Fan’s face. Boss was still unconscious now. This caused a heavy cloud to settle on everyone’s hearts. In this present group, Boss was the true leader. No one could imagine what they would become if Boss wasn’t present.
Maybe this group that had been so difficult to gather together would face a fate of collapse.
Ma Fan chewed on a stalk of green grass as his feet unconsciously kicked pebbles.
“Old Fan, Old Fan!” His ears suddenly heard Xie Shan’s joyous voice.
“Oh.” He turned his face and dazedly responded.
Xie Shan said urgently, “Boss woke up!”
It was as though Ma Fan was struck by lightning. After a moment, he suddenly reacted, and asked hurriedly, “Boss woke up?”
“Hee hee, just woke up! It was just my turn to stand guard!” Xie Shan said with slight pride.
“That’s great!” Ma Fan muttered to himself.
“Isn’t it? This is great … …”
The news that Zuo Mo woke up quickly spread through Golden Crow City. Golden Crow City rejoiced, the gloom of the past days swept away.
Zuo Mo felt his body hurt all over as though it was being torn apart. He couldn’t help but give a deep groan. Looking at the familiar faces, joy at surviving the calamity washed over his heart. His expression suddenly changed and asked Gongsun Cha, “Where’s the female xiu?”
Gongsun Cha’s expression became strange.
“How is she?” Zuo Mo was very alarmed.
Even though he did not know the actual situation but there definitely was a great connection between him and the female xiu. The scene of the female xiu sacrificing herself to save him, and that pair of eyes filled with emotion flashed in front of his eyes.
Who are you … …
Zuo Mo could find the answer to many of the problems haunting him on her body.
She could not die!
Seeing Zuo Mo’s panic, Gongsun Cha did not joke and revealed, “Come and you’ll understand.”
When Zuo Mo saw the female xiu, he was dumbstruck.
The female xiu silently sat in the corner of the room, and didn’t seem to notice the existence of the two of them.
“Her, her cultivation … …” Zuo Mo asked in a trembling voice.
Gongsun Cha shook his head. “She woke up before you did, but for some reason, her cultivation disappeared.”
Zuo Mo’s heart suddenly sank. He silently walked in front of the female xiu. When he saw the female xiu’s empty eyes, his heart couldn’t help but shake, and his nose felt sore.
That pair of clear and joyous eyes … …
She sat silently. When Zuo Mo walked in front of her, she did not seem to detect it. Zuo Mo reached out and waved a hand in front of her. She still did not respond.
“Inspect her body,” Pu Yao’s voice suddenly sounded. He was quite stern.
Zuo Mo tightly pressed together his lips, reached out a hand and placed it on her body.
She was motionless like a wooden puppet.
Zuo Mo’s expression changed.
The channels inside her body had all broke, the strange purple power had disappeared to leave behind an extremely minuscule thread of life as though it was a candle flickering in the wind, that could be extinguished at any time.
He couldn’t even feel her soul.
Why was it like this?
Zuo Mo’s mind rang and blanked.
After a long time, he refocused. Looking at the female xiu’s hideous and wooden face, especially when his gaze landed on the empty pupils, a certain chord in his heart was gently plucked.
The confused gaze suddenly became determined.
He entered the sea of consciousness and looked at Pu Yao. Pu Yao glanced at him and said, “I know what you want to ask. Truthfully, it’s very difficult.”
Pu Yao’s voice was deep and solemn without any of the mockery it usually held.
Zuo Mo’s expression was serious. “Tell me.”
Pu Yao did not raise any conditions. He looked at Zuo Mo, and threw a ball of light with formation scripts floating on the surface. He said, “This is [Adversity Overcoming Scripture] . I got it from a dhyana xiu. Maybe it can be of use.”
Zuo Mo’s mind jumped and he hurriedly took the light ball.
“Don’t be happy prematurely. This scripture can only support this thread of life remaining in her body.” Pu Yao said heavily, “If you want to save her, the best method is to get a Water Cloud Embryo.”
“Water Cloud Embryo?” Zuo Mo asked curiously. He hadn’t ever heard this name before.
“En, Water Cloud Embryo can nurture souls, and is the best for soul injuries.”
“En, her secret technique is very strange. It burns the soul to create great power.” Pu Yao’s expression was grave. “It is the first time I have seen such a strange secret skill. Her origins, I’m afraid, are not simple.”
When he finished, Pu Yao looked at Zuo Mo. He felt somewhat strange inside. Zuo Mo probably wasn’t simple himself since he had a connection with such a complex female xiu. However, he had never seen uncommon qualities in Zuo Mo.
Pu Yao gathered his thoughts and continued, “She should have definitely died this time, but fortunately, she had left a soul-thought inside your body … …”
Zuo Mo’s boy shock and he interrupted, “She has a soul-thought inside my body?”
“Her soul-thought is inside that five element glass bead in your body.” Pu Yao secretly celebrated that he had not crushed that bead . Otherwise, it would be very troublesome now.
“Five element glass bead … …” Zuo Mo murmured to himself.
“When your cultivation reaches a certain level, you can see some of the mysteries inside,” Pu Yao said, “This five element glass bead is a very rare treasure.”
Zuo Mo’s hand unconsciously balled into a fist.
He was suddenly filled with motivation.
For a long time, he had lacked a clear goal, including his time at Wu Kong Mountain. Long days of low-level living had caused his expectations of life to be very low. When his most basic needs were fulfilled, he had been lost.
The unexpected encounter between him and the female xiu now seemed like fate.
He knew the female xiu definitely was very important to him!
How important would the connection be t that the other would place a soul-thought inside his body? He could not think of it, but he knew that no one other than the female xiu could do this.
Just this was enough!
Leaving the sea of consciousness, he looked at the female xiu. Her disfigured and wooden face could not cause any revulsion in him now. Suddenly, he thought of his past zombie-face, and laughed.
The fate of the zombie and female ghost?
“In the future, you will be A Gui.”
The female xiu was unmoved.
[Adversity Overcoming Scripture] was extremely cryptic and complex. The main reason was that Zuo Mo didn’t know much about many of the things of dhyana xiu. Pu Yao did not know much about dhyana xiu either. According to him, he had taken this from the body of a dhyana xiu he killed.
Luckily, Zuo Mo had Zong Ru who was a much more orthodox dhyana xiu to help him resolve many of the parts.
Pu Yao’s judgment was correct. [Adversity Overcoming Scripture] was able to help A Gui’s stabilize the thread of life. Under the Buddha mantra, the deathly presence on A Gui’s body dissipated greatly.
Zuo Mo was very encouraged and worked even harder.
After a few days, Gongsun Cha led a female xiu to Zuo Mo.
Zuo Mo looked with puzzlement at Gongsun Cha. “Shidi, this is?”
“This is Miss Rong Wei.” Gongsun Cha first made introductions and then said, “She hopes to work with us.”
“With us?” Zuo Mo stilled.
Rong Wei bowed and said, “This one is from Sky Water Jie’s House of the Crow Marquis and has been ordered to come to Little Mountain Jie to investigate Stars in Daytime. This one asks Daren for your aid.” She then took out a few talismans. “A small token of our intentions, please accept them.”
“Stars in Daytime?”
Zuo Mo’s heart jumped. Damn it, Stars in Daytime, wasn’t that caused by him?
What were the origins of this Crow Marquis House, why were they investigating him? His heart instantly became wary.
He pretended to be confused and asked, “We did see the Stars in Daytime, but what does this apparition mean? Miss Rong Wei, please teach us.”
“This one does dare to teach.” Rong Wei bowed slightly. “The old records say that when Stars in Daytime appear, there are great yao and great mo healing.”
“Great yao and great mo?” Zuo Mo’s heart jumped again. He finally understood.
It seemed he needed to be careful in the future. If this appeared a few more times, he would be in danger.
“En, the Marquis believes great yao may have infiltrated Little Mountain Jie,” Rong Wei said. This was the most probable guess. A yao army had appeared in Little Mountain Jie, and now a great yao, that wasn’t too much of a surprise.
But what was there in Little Mountain Jie that made the yao put so much effort and even be injured?
Zuo Mo secretly released a breath inside. He hurriedly shook his head. “Miss Rong is joking. We aren’t enough if a yao army comes, much less a great yao. We plan on immediately leaving Little Mountain Jie to go to Sky Water Jie. Your House resides in Sky Water Jie, and we are unfamiliar with the area. At that time, please guide us.”
Rong Wei was slightly disappointed, but she had expected this. Unless there was a special order, no one was willing to stay for long in Little Mountain Jie. She had come this time with the intentions of making acquaintances.
The power of Golden Crow City, even if they entered Sky Water Jie, would definitely be a significant force.
There were no disadvantages to forming good relationship now.
Before, she had the idea of recruiting Gongsun Cha, but after personally seeing the battle that day, her thought had instantly disappeared.
This kind of person was not someone she could recruit.
Fortunately, the aim of her visit this time had been realized. She smiled slightly and took out a jade card to hand to Zuo Mo.
“This one still has duties, and cannot accompany everyone. It is very regretful. If you have any problem, you can take this card to travel to the House of the Crow Marquis. The Marquis would definitely welcome everyone.”
The two sides chatted a bit more before Rong Wei left.
“We are going to Sky Water Jie?” Gongsun Cha suddenly asked.
 Friendly reminder from WanderingGummiOfDoom: During the first few interactions between Pu and Zuo Mo, Zuo Mo angered Pu to the point Pu was going to kill him. The bead attempted to intervene and save Zuo Mo, Pu intended to destroy the bead, but the gravestone stopped him.
Translator ramblings: The battle is over! A bit of an anti-climax since it was so short in this chapter but since the guy made a suicide attack and got ripped apart by it as well, it might be strange if he died really slowly. Zuo Mo is still being haunted by the effects of Stars in Daytime. Remember, all of this started because he didn’t want his ling grains to die, which meant he couldn’t make jingshi and would get kicked from the sect.
Zuo Mo is going to have his own reflections on this fight and it will be in the upcoming chapters so I’ll save my ramblings for that until then.
Every so often, I get comments on the initial chapters of the novel which complain about Pu Yao and how they give up on reading because he’s terrible. I hope some of you came back after being deterred and have read up to here. Others said they miss the early interactions between Pu Yao and Zuo Mo so I think Fang Xiang has created a character that you can really hate but still like.
55 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Three Hundred and Two “A New Beginning””
ZM body all beat up unconscious for days after a big battle? the camp doesn’t know this is pretty typical xD
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Love this series ,I’m looking forward to the adventures of scalping zombie and ghost woman hehe 😀
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Yeah, it’s easy to hate the inital Pu Yao but he also has a certain charm that makes you like him and his interactions with Zuo Mo ^^
Nah, the only character I’ve really disliked so far is Silly Bird.
I kinda see her as a spoiled loli brat
Huh didn’t Pu help Mo with all of this in exchange for the Grandfather’s soul which was at Jidan? How come this hasn’t been mentioned at all now?
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Finally she got a name….
This mean her route should be unlocked !!!
Thx 4d ch
So did Pu get the Jidan bead from the clear sky forefather?
Pu Yao just has his own problems and needs. Anyone read Wu Dong Qian Kun? I’d imagine that this is how (spoilers) Lin Langtian’ relationship with the Yuan Spirit would have been if the Yuan Spirit was more hostile. I mean, Pu is getting forced to live an apartment owned by a scounger with a deadbeat roomate. Also, imagine that AND Pu is Korean and Zuo Mo and its 3 years after WW2. Something like that.
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early on as I started reading this story I really did not like Pu. The only reason I kept reading was the bits and pieces in the comments and the ramblings. That pointed out why the interation were that way and that it would not stay the same forever. Gradually as the story progressed and the relationship changed I began to really like how the relationship became.
It all goes back to the beginning but to enjoy it you have to take the bitter pill first.
thanks again for the chapter and all the chapters and time that has been put in to bringing this story to us.
What does her full name mean? Googled it and found Gui can mean expensive/favored which…depending on Zuo Mo’s mood could be either lol.
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So far this is the only series which doesn’t goes with repetative senario where strong rich dude in every new city mess with MC and gets KO….Really well build-up characters and equally good plot.
Thanks for Translation.
Yeah the only cliche thing in this ln is that the Mc probably had an insane background, which sucks. It would be much more interresting if the mc dident have any special connection or a huge burden to bear because of his family/sect.
This time zuo mo could be considered lucky, usually after the climax fight he have to spent jingshi for healing. I miss master.
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Pu Yao’s voice was deep and solemn without any of the mockery it really held.
Pretty sure this should be “usually” instead of “really”
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[Danger Overcoming Scripture] was previously mentioned in the chapter as adversity overcoming scripture
Thank you, changed it!
Thanked you, changed!
Boss Zuo Mo and his ningmai army.. a ningmai have still a great status in others Jie, right?
Yeah. I wouldn’t call it “great” but it’s definitely high. It’s just that everyone below Ningmai has already died in Little Mountain Jie, meaning everyone’s Ningmai and they’re no longer special.
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And ya I honestly do miss the interactions with Pu Yao. They were fun to read and will be missed…
Thanks for the chapter. Really love your translations especially your ‘ramblings’. Keep up the good work. 👍
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Personally, I’ve never disliked Pu Yao. He is evil, and doesn’t care for Zuo Mo survival (at first), but is a great character with lots of charisma. The interactions between Zuo Mo and her are golden, too.
Now, a little reminder… does anybody remember that Pu asked for the Golden Core (or something like that) from a Jindan as payment for some lessons before? Let’s see if there is anything left after the Old Forefather self-destructed…
ps. next chapter: “… and now, we can safely leave this jie and go to… oh shit, where the hell did this yao army come from???” xD
I AGREE WITH ROB!!! WHERE IS THAT GOLDEN CORE??? ARGH!!!
I though this chapter would be focused in the task of retrieving the Golden Core from the remains of Old Forefather — and then we’d get to see what sort of mysterious ritual Pu Yao wants to do with it.
Instead, it’s all about A Gui, and nobody seems to remember about the Golden Core. It’s been two days, dammit! Where is that goddamn thing? Old Forefather was flying over the city when he exploded, so the Golden Core must have fallen somewhere around. Find it, people! Don’t lazy around! Grr.
On another note, what does “A Gui” mean in Chinese? I’m curious about the reason Zuo Mo choose that name for the barefoot girl. I’m guessing it must be a name of some significance?
Ah (阿) is a prefix for endearment, like you would use Xiao (小) to say little *name*. Gui (鬼) is ghost, hence why he previously called her ghost.
Oh, I like Pu Yao, make no mistake about that. From the very beginning, I liked him. He’s completely different from the boring cliché “mentor character” so common in wuxia/xianxia.
You know how a typical mentor is someone like Xin Yan: two-dimensional, rigid, tedious, basically devoid of personality?
Well, Pu Yao is the polar opposite. He’s a realistic, complex, original character, full of secrets and mysteries, who only cares about Zuo Mo as long as he can use him for his own goals… which suits Zuo Mo just fine, because Zuo Mo is no righteous hero and he too plans to use Pu Yao for his own benefit as much as he can. They have a symbiotic relationship like that. It’s really refreshing. If Zuo Mo had been a typical “upright hero” character, and his mentor had been Xin Yan, this story would suck b*lls and I don’t think I would be reading it.
Hehe, yeah. If this novel was the story of simple-minded but righteous-hearted hero Wei Sheng and his harsh, grim, perpetually angry mentor Xin Yan, it wouldn’t be so enjoyable. Like, at all.
Thank you so much!! 😘😘😘
what? some people dont like Pu Yao? man, he’s funny and I really love Pu Yao and Zuo Mo conversation, very funny..
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Pu yao terrible? Screw those people. Cruelty makes everything more fun
pu yao is a fun character who makes things more interesting. How anyone could not like him is beyond me. Remember the time he damaged the soul of the mc? Good memories.
I just started reading 3 days ago and now I’m here and J havr to say, I enjoyed the interactions between ZM and PY near the begining…
I want to edit this but I can’t (/-_-)/
I can get the gist of it!
Strange, this time he didn’t wake up in a vat of medicine. Till now he would usually spend his unconscious time in a vat.
Meatbun late Delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)
So the army is official now?
thx for tha chapter!
I don’t know why people have problems with Pu Yao.
For a race that is like devils to humans he is a swell and reasonable fellow, sure he is a bit selfish but so is Zuo Mo. He didn’t make any actions to undermine his host like possession, sabotage or blackmail, it has all been trades of great benefit.
In fact Pu Yao is so good he makes yao not all that evil.
And the gravestone has been practically a guardian angel to Zuo Mo in how selfless it is.
Thanks for the chapter WYHCWE, WanderingGummiOfDoom, and warlord212!
thanks for the chapter~
thanks for the chapter and something fun to talk about
ball lightning a naturally occurring ball of lightning.
imagin that improved and stored inside the space the size of a walnut.
WanderingGummiOfDoom has been calling them nukes … …
the only problem with that is that there is no fall out or radiation blast. They could be like cold fission bombs but the lightning component is still largely missing.
Zuo Mo’s (boy?) shock and he interrupted, “She has a soul-thought inside my body?” That boy is it a typo?
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The plot thickens. Can’t wait to see what happens.
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thanks for the chapter!
I was wondering when zuo mo would find a next clue from his past. During this time he has been focusing on develop his cultivation and stablish himself. Now discovering his connexion with a gui he has his motivation renewed to continuing search for his past.
I also thought it was interesting because in the beginning he was always thinking “who am I?” But during his time with a gui e wss asking “who are you?” Very interesting