修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Three Hundred and Twenty Eight “Upheaval of Sword Cave”

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Chapter Three Hundred and Twenty Eight  – Upheaval of Sword Cave

Inside the sword cave, Lin Qian finished reading the jade scroll and said with a sigh, “Just passed by, what a pity, what a pity.”

Wei Sheng raised his head to look but did not say anything. His time in the sword cave could not be called pleasant. It wasn’t that it was dull to stay in the sword cave every day. He cultivated the sword and had gone through hundreds of hardships. What was in front of him now didn’t amount to anything.

What made him feel dislike was the inability to mesh with this group of people. Truthfully, Lin Qian thought highly of him, and was very courteous in tone and speech, and never lost his manners. The xiuzhe under Lin Qian’s command did not try to find trouble with him, but the distance in their backgrounds would lead to subtle and unconsciously slips.

Wei Sheng wasn’t dumb. How could he not feel it? He didn’t find it strange. He had started as a sword servant. What kind of attitudes hadn’t he been subjected to? He just disliked it. What he disliked even more was that Lin Qian would always target Zuo Mo Shidi.

He usually wasn’t a chatty person. After entering the sword cave, he became increasingly reserved.

Lin Qian handed the jade scroll to Wei Sheng.

Wei Sheng was slightly puzzled as he took the jade scroll and started reading. After he finished reading the jade scroll, Wei Sheng’s expression was normal, but enormous waves of emotion started in his heart.

Taking the name of the Master of Golden Crow City, killing multiple jindan, tens of thousands of xiuzhe gathering at his call … …

Was this Shidi? Wei Sheng didn’t quite believe it. In the jade scroll, Shidi’s appearance had changed greatly, but Wei Sheng had instantly recognized the attitude and movements. He also recognized Gongsun Cha and Chun Yu Cheng. After Shidi had been sent to Desolate Wood Reef, Wei Sheng had especially investigated the shidi of the sect that had gone with Zuo Mo Shidi and he had a general impression of these two people.

Shidi really was Shidi!

Wei Sheng was filled with an unspeakable joy. He felt peerlessly happy knowing that Shidi was alive and living well. Excitement unconsciously showed in his eyes. Shidi was so powerful now. As the shixiong, how could he be left behind?

Lin Qian had been staring at Wei Sheng and suddenly spoke, “Do you know what secret technique is this golden pair of wings on Zuo Mo’s back? Does it originate from the sect?”

Wei Sheng opened his eyes, and said solemnly, “Zuo Shidi usually has great luck. It wouldn’t be strange for him to have fortuitous encounters.”

Lin Qian looked with pity at Wei Sheng and said faintly, “Really? This one is familiar with the records and feel the pair of golden wings on Zuo Mo’s back matches the supposed transformations of a mo physique.”

Wei Sheng was not moved. “Oh, really? But based on what Wei knows, the dhyana’s abhinna have similar ones. Xin Shishu has passed on [Vajra Profound Sutra] to Shidi. Shidi is exceptionally talented, and was just a step away from forming an abhinna.”

Lin Qian took back his gaze and said calmly, “Brother Wei, why argue with me? I already have people guarding at Buddhist Flower Jie. Sect Leader Pei is righteous and just, and has agreed to this one to investigate this matter. The result will naturally be clear at that time.”

Wei Sheng’s hands fisted together, his eyes angry. The xiuzhe around Lin Qian shifted and stared with murderous eyes at Wei Sheng.

“Brother Wei has no need to be nervous. If Zuo Mo really has achieved an abhinna, this one will be happy. Even if Zuo Mo is being threatened by yaomo, this one will save his life.” Lin Qian raised his head, his eyes deep and serene. “The battle between us xiuzhe and yaomo is like water and fire, and cannot be avoided. Brother Wei is exceptionally talented. You should remain neutral. Do not fail the hopes of your sect leader.”

As he finished, he turned and ordered, “Everyone prepare. We are returning tomorrow morning.”

Wei Sheng shook upon hearing this. The snippets of conversation he heard when the xiuzhe had chatted floating into his mind. The xiuzhe in the surroundings looked coldly at Wei Sheng and scattered.

In the deepest part of the sword cave, Wei Sheng travelled here alone. His eyes scanned the surroundings and was filled with reluctance. He knew that Lin Qian and his fellows were going to completely abandon Sky Moon Jie. When the group of xiuzhe had been chatting, he heard that the upper ranks were planning to completely seal the jie river from Sky Moon Jie to Bright Wave Jie. Supposedly, almost all of the jindan experts of Bright Wave Jie were being gathered to set up the formation.

They didn’t plan to recapture Sky Moon Jie.

The atmosphere in the dark sword cave seemed to become more agreeable at this time. Thinking about how he would be unable to return to Sky Moon Jie in the future, Wei Sheng’ heart was dark. He silently walked to the deeper parts of the sword cave. He had killed his way through all eighteen levels of the sword cave. Thinking about it now, it seemed like yesterday. The shixiong and shidi of Wu Kong Mountain seemed to be right in front of him.

Thinking of the complex fighting inside the sect, his heart felt irritated. He hadn’t increased his cultivation one bit in this past year. He knew why that was. He had already planned it out. After returning this time, and the matter of Zuo Shidi was cleared up, he would go out to travel. He only wanted to cultivate the sword. He didn’t want to manage the matters of the sect and he couldn’t manage them.

For some reason, he wasn’t too worried about the matter of Shidi. Thinking of Zuo Mo, he smiled. Shidi’s cunning could only be understood by those who felt it. None of the people that had targeted Shidi before had ever gotten away.

Lin Qian’s origins were extraordinary, and had astounding power on his hands. Wei Sheng was very clear of that. But if Lin Qian thought he would be able to pin down Shidi so easily, then he was too naïve. Thinking about it, mirth unconsciously came to the corner of Wei Sheng’s mouth.

As to Lin Qian’s talk about yaomo. Wei Sheng felt disdain. He was clear that yaomo and xiuzhe were mortal enemies. He didn’t have any good feelings about yaomo, but did not hold  negative feelings. The conflict of xiuzhe and yaomo at its core was the conflict over resources. Xiuzhe cultivation required large amounts of jingshi and all kinds of talismans. Where would these things come from?

There was a system for the production of materials, but it was far from being able to satisfy the demands of those great sects. The discovery of new jie had never stopped. Each jie’s discovery would be accompanied by rivers of blood.

What did the battle of yaomo and xiuzhe have to do with him?

Those big sects weren’t good entities. He missed the past Wu Kong Sword Sect.

Unknowingly, he walked to the deepest level. The yin fiends along the way had not recovered, and didn’t dare to come near Wei Sheng as they knew his power.

The deepest level was empty. In the past, there had been a very powerful yin fiend here. He had killed it at the expense of heavy injuries. His gaze landed on the ground. There was a thick layer of copper tile beneath his feet, and along the stone wall was a copper table. There was a jade box on the copper table. Wei Sheng’s complete version of [Void Sword Scripture] had been taken from this jade box.

Everything here had not changed compared to when he had left.

After tomorrow, everything here would be sealed forever.

Wei Sheng was very emotion. His hand caressed the copper table. A wave of coldness passed back. He suddenly made a slight sound of surprise. There was another weak presence among this wave of coldness! This presence was very weak. If it wasn’t that he was much stronger than when he had previously been in the sword cave, then he would not have detected this presence.

There was something strange!

His mind jumped. Closing his eyes and calming his mind, this weak presence slowly became clear.

He opened his eyes and sent out his sword essence to swipe a few times on the copper table. The surface of the table flashed with light and revealed a jade box.

Wei Sheng had a surprised and joyful expression as he hurriedly opened the jade box. Inside was a damaged jade pendant and a jade scroll. Wei Sheng carefully picked up the jade scroll. As he read, he became even more shocked.

Remaining in the jade scroll was a thread of thought that the sect’s ancestral master had left before death. It told the history of this jade pendant. This pendant was a talisman the ancestral master had serendipitously received when he was young, which had a unique presence that lingered on it. The sect’s [Void Sword Scripture] had been comprehended by the ancestral master from this presence. When he read this, Wei Sheng’s heart beat wildly.

A presence was enough for the ancestral master to comprehend a sixth-grade sword scripture. This presence should have been so powerful he couldn’t imagine it

The ancestral master spent his entire life studying this jade scroll, and finally gained something before the end of his life. However, he had no power to personally uncover the mystery of the pendant so he had carved what he knowledge had gained on the underside of the copper tile. But considering that while the presence of the jade pendant was weak, but it was vastly immeasurable and pure, he was afraid it would cause a calamity. The ancestral master decided to hide it. If a disciple from the sect had the fate, he naturally would receive it. This was an opportunity.

Putting down the jade scroll, Wei Sheng’ gaze moved to the damaged jade pendant. His heart beat hard. A presence that was complex enough that the ancestral master took a lifetime to comprehend, it definitely was exceptional.

He carefully picked up the jade pendant. The jade pendant was very non-descript. One corner was damaged, and its style was very old. Holding it on his hand, he could feel the mysterious presence even more clearly. Suppressing his strong curiosity, he did not dare to use his mind to touch this weak presence. A presence that even the ancestral master had to study for a lifetime wasn’t something he could touch with his present cultivation.

He gravely hung the jade scroll on his neck and then his eyes landed on the copper tiles. He started the core scripture of [Void Sword Scripture] and pressed his hand to a copper tile. This copper tile instantly became light as air, and was easily taken up.

There was something!

A strange pattern was revealed on the ground. Wei Sheng’s mind jumped again, and he picked up the tiles one after the other.

In a short while, all of the copper tiles on the ground were removed  to reveal the ground below. The ground was as smooth as a mirror. An enormous formation appeared below Wei Sheng’s feet.

This was … …

Wei Sheng’s eyes flashed as he carefully examined the formation under his feet. However, the complex seal scripts made him dizzy. He thought it would be wonderful if Zuo Shidi was here. With Shidi’s skill in formations, he definitely would know what this formation did.

He did not notice the jade pendant hanging on his neck started to imperceptibly light up.

When the light covered the entire jade pendant, and Wei Sheng noticed it, the formation under his feet lit up with a bright bloody light, so bright that Wei Sheng could not open his eyes.

The dazzling blood coloured light formed a pillar and shot upwards.

The rock over his head turned to dust in front of the pillar of light.




On the highest level of the sword cave, Lin Qian’s expression suddenly changed. His figure suddenly leap to the side. A blinding bloody pillar of light shot out of the ground, and brushed past him. Some of the xiuzhe that couldn’t react in time didn’t even have the time to wail before they were reduced to dust.

The pillar of light destructively penetrated the jinzhi of the sword cave with its lingering energy, went through the thick rock and rose into the sky.

Lin Qian’s expression was extremely ugly. At this time, he could not do anything else but shout, “Leave! Leave immediately!”

The erupting pillar of bloody light was like an enormous sword of blood that pierced the sky!

The yao army camped on Wu Kong Mountain looked in shock at the thick pillar of light.

Mu Xi reacted the quickest. Her expression tightened with shock, “Go investigate what is going on!”

The deepest level of the sword cave was empty of everything.


Translator Ramblings: After the two shidi with Zuo Mo, it’s time to focus on the Shixiong of Zuo Mo. Things are not what they appear to be and Wei Sheng has his own struggles. He’s burdened by the expectations of the sect while Zuo Mo only needs to meet the requirement “don’t shame us.” It’s a simplification but there is a system of debts and repayment. Wu Kong Sword Sect put more resources in Wei Sheng and expects more out of him. You can think of it as Luo Li being the blood child of the masters, Wei Sheng being the child they adopted and Zuo Mo the one that was a freebie when they went shopping. Luo Li also has his own burdens and struggles.

I don’t think I actually wrote that the black butterfly is dead. It just lost a lot of life force.


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78 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Three Hundred and Twenty Eight “Upheaval of Sword Cave””

  1. Love this story. I read 300 chapters in 3 days straight can’t wait for more

  2. Tommorow we declare a no filler day..!!!!


  3. Maybe that presence is related to the existence of yin fiends in the sword cave

  4. If only wei sheng is with zuo mo instead with the sect i’m betting that he’s now already jindan for quite a while. He’s not the kind of person that is good in dealing with people, nevertheless *ptoey* politic *ptoey*.
    Thank you for the chapter!

    1. I kind of hope that this weird formation is a teleportation formation that takes him to Zuo Mo.

      I mean…it wouldn’t be entirely out of place for the pendant to be from the 10,000 year old battlefield. That places is weird and involved with enough powerful and mysterious stuff that the pendant wouldn’t be out of place.

  5. Hello here I am (the guy who suggested epic music) sorry I don’t check replies to my comments often haha…
    Well how about “Epic music Mix of Darkness”, or if you want to have Text (yes there is epic music with Text – it’s just a bit rare) “Hero will rise” or if you like it a bit darker “Blood red Roses”

      1. Ah yes. I’m not a native speaker, so sometimes I use weird phrasing.

  6. The disciple they abandoned still has to “not shame” the sect that abandoned him? I will never understand the good feelings / respect the author/translator have towards that sect.

  7. I find there is a wonderfull irony between Wu Kong Sect and Zuo Mo: both prepare for war, both amass people and resources. Yet, somehow, while Wu Kong Sect is teetering on such a brink of chaos that even their poster child does not like the current sect, Zuo Mo alone managed to create such a loyal and powerfull army. I do not doubt that elders have the best intentions, yet it is obvious they lost sight of what is right and what is wrong.

    1. It is not as much as they have lost their sight as they are limited in scope and power by the sects around them. Zuo Mo is a free agent that can be reckless as he wants in Little Mountain Jie yet the moment he tries in Sky Water Jie, he stumbles due to schemes from other sects and now we know people have spies following him If there wasn’t the accident, he would have been caught and an army of ningmai can’t too much against a multiple-jie strong force.

      1. He never would have bothered with formations if it wasn’t for Pu though. I think I remember him thinking they were pointless until Pu told him they were the base of everything. I know Zuo mo is talented and intelligent, but if it wasn’t for Pu he would just be a ling farmer that got beat half to death by Luo Li and forgotten.

    2. Wu Kong sword sect doesn’t have an ancient Yao backing them. Everything Zuo Mo had done can be trace back to Pu. Zuo Mo’s skill is his own, but almost everything he has done is because of Pu’s guidance.

      1. That’s hard to say. It is all intwined together. Zuo Mo was able to learn spells before Pu Yao arrived and he worked hard. Pu Yao’s most significant contribution is knowledge which has enabled Zuo Mo to get stronger faster. At the same time, his major battles were based on formations with Golden Crow City and in the Sword Test Conference which was based on his own studies and abilities. The same with Golden Crow Fire. So Pu Yao is the driving factor but Zuo Mo is talented and a good match. If this was someone like Wei Sheng that got Pu Yao, nothing like this could have happened.

    3. Wei Sheng doesn’t dislike his own sect – he dislikes the big sects like Kun lan.

      You have to remember that from the perspective of the characters narrating the story so far JinDan were super-humans capable of running their own sect…. but you have to remember Jindan is only the 4th stage of cultivation out of 7.

      So what the characters perceive to be a big Sect is likely completely at odds with what one actually is. Now Wei Sheng has been exposed to the scale of larger sects and misses the old days where he wasn’t treated like a peasant soldier.

      Imagine a Sect large enough to be run by four level 7 Xiuzhe. They’d probably need dozens of Level 6 Xiuzhe, hundreds of level 5 Xiuzhe, thousands of Jindan and millions of lower ranked Xiuzhe. The sect itself likely would cover multiple Ji. I presume the Kun Lan Sect is actually bigger than this as they are the most powerful sect in the entire setting..

      Compare that to the Wu Kong Sect which was one of hundreds of sects within a single Ji and had 4 Jindan, 3 Ningmai, dozens of Foundation stage and thousands of Qi Condensation stage disciples, yet still wasn’t the largest or most powerful sect in the Ji.

      1. To add to this
        Pu said that KunLun has a training ground that encompasses 10 jie (as in little mountain jie) in the 10 finger prison chapter, doesn’t say how big each is but even at that size from what I’ve read so far KunLun has no rank 7 xiuzhe.

  8. We, nice to see that Wei Sheng would likely be cool with how Zuo Mo is going with all this mo physique stuff. He only sees the yaomo as enemies as a result of the natural conflict of their positions, rather in the weird taboo hate thing some others might have.

    He would likely be more concerned about the renyao in Zuo Mo’s head than any weird techniques his friend picked up. He is likely just happy with his friend’s power and success, and just views it as motivation for him to push forward and catch up. Wei Sheng was always a good apple personality wise.

  9. >Wei Sheng was very emotion.

    What the heck is Wu Kong doing, letting the great hope of their sect hang out in Sky Moon with Lin Qian? Lin Qian’s pretty interesting though, recognizing Great Day mo physique. His background sure isn’t small.

    1. Multiple reasons, most likely
      1) Weisheng is the one familiar with the safest hiding spot- the sword cave. They needed him for this.
      2) It looks good. He is part of a big major cross sect mission to investigate the yao menace. Really sells up their sect, and sells up their poster child.
      3) They think he’ll be fine. Whether that is a fair assessment or not tells you how capable the sword sect is (maybe they thought ‘it is just a bunch of ningmai level yao….’… which is stupid, because we have seen what ningmai can do).
      4) training experience with extreme situations?

  10. You didn’t write that the black butterfly was dead. Just that the Yin Yang butterfly had killed everything around it then struck to drain the vitality of the black one. If blacky is still alive then the ambiguity isn’t your fault. The whole scene was set up to make you think that lil black got killed.

  11. Man, I’m waiting for Zuo Mo to say something profound when he meets with a massive force of Sword Xiu to make fun of them. Something like:

    “You Sword Xiu love purity. You’re almost like a serene lake, untouched by corruption. However, all I have to do is drop a stone and you ripple in fear. *snort* Fragile Sword Xiu.”

    Of course, his own Sword Xiu are far better and probably don’t care about purity as much. I dunno, I want him to shut up these arrogant Xiuzhe who keep running.

    1. Zuo Mo do NOT have Sword Xiu. He have Production Xiu. Just majority of them specialize in production of murder and carnage – often using swords and sword energy.

      Those that couldn’t become Production Xiu and stayed Sword Xiu were left behind.

      1. That’s not true at all. Gongsun Cha has his army, and Zuo Mo even has a Jindan expert protecting him.

      2. Gongsun Cha has his army and Jidan. But they aren’t Sword Xiu. They are Production Xiu that produce murder and carnage.

      3. None of them produces anything. That Jindan and Gongsun’s army is purely an army, not a production group. The production group is all within Golden Crow camp, I think it’s called.

      4. They produce murder and carnage. In excellent quantities.

        They also produce Jingshi – by making piles of bodies to take them from.

        Sword Xiu are Sword Xiu because of their psychology – “Proud Warrior Strait Like Sword RAAAH RAAAH”, Zhuo Mo troops may swords and sword skill, but their psychology is now alien to Sword Xiu like Zhuo Mo psychology was alien to Sword Xiu if in different way. And they are pretty close to Production Xiu normal efficiency-based gain-seeking psychology.

      5. Bruh, they were sword xiu. Just like dhyana xiu who can form different abhinna, the sword xiu can have different mentalities.
        Just because they like to battle you said they were a production xiu of murder and carnage?? They didn’t even cultivate killing essence like Guard camp xD lel

        And also the previous chapter said something like [when xiuzhe advance to jindan, they’d form an apparition based on the thing they were cultivated /practices on]. Even Xia shen (i forgot his name) produced aurora like his sword essence, what’d he be if not a sword xiu? :))

  12. thanks for the chapter!

    About the butterfly, even if you said it was not dead, I thought it was implicit that it had died… >.>

    1. The rainbow butterfly is the black butterfly. It went from rainbow to black after absorbing a lot of a potent poison.

  13. I don’t like this chapter, or rather, development. Even with Lin Qian’s power investigating Zuo Mo shouldn’t so easy and so fast, especially with Yao army on patrol.

    Next, what now happend to Wei Sheng is another deus ex machina. Now, he goes on a journey that’ll allow him to catch up with Zuo Mo’s incredible cultivation speed, and avoid that dangerous high level guy.

    1. The yao army hasn’t invaded beyond Little Mountain Jie and Sky Moon, it doesn’t affect communication through transportation formations. Paper cranes require time to travel but if it goes through a transportation formation, it is instantaneous. That’s how the paper crane girl was able to have real time conversations with Zuo Mo with a small lag.

      1. However, he had no power to personally uncover the mystery of the pendant so he had carved what (he knowledge) had gained on the underside of the copper tile.

        That he knowledge part seems a bit a weird.

  14. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
    *cough**cough* Ahem..Thank you very much for the translation, translators! Many thanks towards the Author!

  15. I have a felling it its a teleportspell, and because he tought of Zou Mo, he will teleport to the blood jie -the reason for the blood energy.

  16. That’s plot armor for you. Even when you get caught in your enemy’s trap, its a fortuitous encounter that helps you to dodge a calamity 😉

    1. Haha a little bit, but ZM is completely oblivious to these people. True plot armor would be that they had found him, he was running with everyone and ALL of them ended up falling down a portal just as the enemy was going to one shot them, end up all separated, only to be reunited, after each finds a treasure, powers up from said treasure, and then rekt the enemy. In a long drawn out battle of OMG MY PENOR IS BIGGER.

      1. I think you may be confusing proper application of the chechov”s gun vs plot armour.
        Everything mentioned is mentioned for a reason, and everything that happens happens for a reason. True blatant and over use of it is plot armour, but the people chasing g ZM are not chasing him because eof bad decisions he mad. They are cbasing him because of bad situations he has been put into by others. “Plot armor” well true plot armor is a dues ex machina type of deal.

  17. I’m going think that blood river underneath the mountain will raise while destroying everythingin its path and flood Sky Moon Jie ad turn it into a formation.

  18. Yeah.. lets hope wein sheng meet with zuo mo. But Lin qin would also meet with zuo mo then. He’s not far away from the location…
    Thank you!

  19. NO I do not understand how and why should Wei Sheng meet Zou Mo in the old battlefield or even in nearby future at all? They live now separate or rather paralel lives where Wei Sheng is monitoring Zou Mo. However I am confused how Lin Qian even knew that Zou Mo was planning firstly to pass throught buddhist flower jie? I mean is that really the only way?

    1. It is the fastest way and they know since Zuo Mo has not made a secret of where he is going. Since they know it is Cloud Sea Jie, and the transportation formation can only go to a few limited destinations, it is possible to eliminate and find the one they are going to.

  20. Great Great Great 😀 Common Xianxia including the top xianxias like ISSTH (IMO) – MC gets every damn good treasures.
    World of cultivation – Not only MC but his subordinates and others people also have fortuitous encounters and that is explained too. Main thing is that the MC had gone to the sword cave too, but he didn’t receive this pendant which apparently is a very OP treasure since it could lead to a sixth grade spell with just a little comprehension!
    Others might say he was too weak at that time, but I say look at other novels, if there is a treasure, whether MC is weak or strong, he gets it, even if that treasure is hidden and MC has no idea of it.

    Great work, great work 😀

  21. That shitty sect still thinks that they have any Authority over ZM after the s*** they have pulled, to say that they give the others the right to check ZM, screw them i hope their sect get destroyed and the elders all die.

  22. Hn. Uchiha Signature communication technique~!
    Hn.(seems the plot thickens…..wei sheng best be learning about Zuo Mo so he can give about as many fks as Zuo Mo gives about both Xiuzhe and Yao and Mo. Fo realz)…

  23. Ooo, more sword cave mysteries 😀 The presence is probably from an ancient yaomo too haha. Also, Zuo Mo thought it was bad that the transport formation was sabotaged but it actually worked in their favor lol!

  24. [ … Zuo Mo only needs to meet the requirement “don’t shame us.” …]

    No.. umm I think that ship has sailed long ago..

  25. Lmao ‘a freebie they get when they when shopping’ 😂😂

    Wei shixiong was surprisingly perceptive tho. I thought he was more muscle head (or is it sword head?), but he can calmly analyzed the crux of the matter. It’s reassuring to see someone would definitely still sided with Zuo Mo when the time of revealed came.

    And this Lin Qian! Hmph. I thought he was good but now he seems like a young master of some big sect like Kun Lun. Maybe it’s actually a blessing in disguise that elder from Wood sword sect tampered the formation haha.

    Thanks for the chapter!🍀

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