修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Two “Zuo Mo’s Epiphany”

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Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Two – Zuo Mo’s Epiphany

Zuo Mo suddenly felt the surrounding scenery greatly change, and the furious bellow that resounded in the air, instantly, allowed him to understand what had happened.

His gaze instantly landed on Gu Xiang Tian, whose figure appeared fifty zhang from him.

In that brief moment, their eyes met!

From this, it was possible to see the difference in reaction between Gu Xiang Tian and Zuo Mo.

Even though his entire body was almost out of strength, Zuo Mo did not hesitate and charged at Gu Xiang Tian!

The common phrase was, a seal xiu at close quarters was like a chicken plucked of its feathers!

When Gu Xiang Tian saw Zuo Mo dash over with lightning fast speed, his face suddenly turned white. He panickedly retreated, and the black gold seal soldier tried to rush over.

Watching from above, one could see two figures furiously charging at Gu Xiang Tian like two bolts of lightning!

Zuo Mo sensed a strong feeling of danger came from behind him. He did not need to turn his head back to know that the black gold seal soldier was close behind him. Even though he had been a fraction faster in starting, but that Midday Blade Strike had used up too much of his strength. He was truly at the end of his power. But if he hesitated a bit, he would waste this rare opportunity!

If he was dragged back into fighting with that undying black gold seal soldier, with his present state, there was only death.

Zuo Mo grunted and gathered together the last threads of his power. A thin gold light appeared on his feet.

Golden Crow Feet!

His foot pushed off the ground, Zuo Mo’s body suddenly became a blurry shadow!

Crack!

Furiously retreating, Gu Xiang Tian’s feet suddenly paused. He tightly covered his mouth, his eyes bulging like that of a dead fish!

Clunk!

With his last thread of strength used up, Zuo Mo’s body lost its balance in the sky. Like a sandbag reaching the apex of its arc, he had fell and smashed down into the ground.

So mother***ing painful!

Heavily falling on the ground, Zuo Mo bared his teeth in pain, his skeleton feeling like it was going to break apart. He laid on the ground as he greedily breathed, not even willing to move a finger.

When the trio saw Zuo Mo lying on the ground, their expressions greatly changed.

However, when they walked forward and found that Daren was only exhausted and nothing else had happened, they hurriedly propped Zuo Mo up, gathered their spoils, and left.

When Turtle Island saw Zuo Mo being carried back, it instantly exploded!

Everyone’s expressions were peerlessly ugly. Without a second word, Gongsun Cha ordered everyone to gather! Even the one who always had a good temper, Wei Sheng, drew his black sword, his face murderous!

Zuo Mo hurriedly stopped the group.

If they charge over like this, it would actually be harder to find the person.

Zuo Mo pulled everyone and hid in the little back room as they conversed and maliciously planned something.

This matter was not finished!

 

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“They have not acted?” Tian Yong Qing asked with a creased brow.

Tian Heng Bo was also puzzled. He shook his head, “No, have they admitted defeat and gave up?”

It had been the Tian Family manipulating this event from the shadows. It had been they who had told the news of the Ren Family’s death to Gu Xiang Tian, and their shadow was behind every step of the plan.

“Impossible!” Tian Yong Qing shook his head. “They do not seem like people who would give up easily, otherwise, they would not have gotten into conflict with the Ren Family in the first place.”

“Then what are they doing?” Tian Heng Bo asked in puzzlement.

Tian Yong Qing thought of something and hurriedly asked, “Where is Qing Xu Saren?”

“In hiding!” Tian Heng Bao said, “Gave him a sum of jingshi and told him to go and hide for a while.”

“That’s good.” A rock in Tian Yong Qing’s heart landed. He smiled and said, “Then we shall sit and see what they do.”

“If it was up to me, I would just steal it,” Tian Heng Bo muttered.

“Steal? I want to too, but there has to be a reason.” Tian Yong Qing said amusedly, “Without a reason, how can we steal it?”

“What reason do we need? Just steal it!” Tian Heng Bo said. “Let Tian Ye Battalion go, they can steal it in a snap, do we need to waste this much effort?”

“Stupid!” Tian Yong Qing stared at Tian Heng Bo. “Our Tian Family is not this group of outsiders. If we do this, what would the other families think? Hmph, don’t think I don’t know what you think. Don’t you just feel that your fist is bigger?”

“Yes!” Tian Heng Bo was righteous. “The one with the bigger fist makes the rules!”

“Then is our Tian Family’s fist bigger than Xu Ling Sect’s?” Tian Yong Qing said with a cold smile, “Based on your philosophy, there should only be one sect in this area, Xu Ling Sect! Who is a match for them?”

Tian Heng Bo instantly was speechless.

“Don’t be stupid!” Tian Yong Qing said in a heartfelt tone, “Every family has their own territory. Xu Ling City is the place where everyone does business together. Our Tian Family cannot mess around, even Xu Ling Sect would not mess around! No one will care if you mess around on your home territory, but if you mess around in Xu Ling City, everyone will not agree.”

Tian Heng Bo did not speak this time. Thinking back, this was the truth. A while later, he hesitantly spoke, “Then how long do we have to wait for the reason?”

“Don’t be impatient, it will be soon.” Tian Yong Qing was confident.

 

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“He ran?” Zuo Mo paused where he stood. He hadn’t thought that Qing Xu Saren had ran away. This caused all of his plans fail.

Everyone’s faces were slightly ugly. They had prepared, and planned for a long time, waiting to make trouble for the other. It was like a punch that had been preparing for a long time that missed its mark. The feeling was uncomfortable.

Were they going to be unable to settle the score this time?

Never the generous one, Zuo Mo naturally did not feel good about this, and his hair almost broke as he pulled on it. But Qing Xu Sanren had ran, and he could do nothing. He needed a target to make trouble for. They had thought of the fact that someone was the mastermind behind the scenes and planned on squeezing some information from Qing Xu Saren’s mouth, but this guy had ran away!

This guy had thrown down some heavy words, but he was an impotent one!

Zuo Mo furiously cursed this impotent guy, one hundred times, one hundred times!

Qing Xu Sanren had ran away, they could not find the mastermind. There was no way around it, the strong dragon could not suppress the local snakehead. Zuo Mo only had Shang Wei Ming. He was methodical when carrying out his normal duties, but in terms of finding information, his resources were very limited.

He quickly did not think further on the matter. The other had not succeeded this time, and would definitely jump out next time. If he waited for a chance, he could grab the other’s weakness!

Wait for ye, ye’ll settle all the debts at that time!

Zuo Mo could only comfort himself like this.

But the gains this time were a source of joy for Zuo Mo. Gu Xiang Tian was very rich, and what cheered him up the most was the sixth-grade black gold seal soldier!

Having experienced its power for himself, Zuo Mo held it as though it was a precious treasure. What made his heart hurt was the damage his blow had made. It was clear that a section of the seal scripts on the seal paper had been damaged.

Other than the black gold seal soldier, there were many jade scrolls for seal xiu cultivation. Coincidentally, Zuo Mo had a group of seal xiu. This group had been troubled for a long time by the lack of jade scrolls to cultivate, and this time, they were overjoyed.

Their cultivation level was too low and could not produce higher grade paper seals. Low grade paper seals did not have much use to the comparatively strong Vermillion Bird Camp. Gongsun Cha who had high hopes for them could only transfer them to Golden Crow Camp and they only did work like engraving seals and formations. No one was interested in their paper seals and they were always depressed over this.

Gu Xiang Tian’s power wasn’t very high, but his skill in making paper seals was very good.

Desiring the power of seal soldiers, Zuo Mo invested even more resources on the seal xiu. He would instantly provide any materials they wanted. However, Zuo Mo also knew that even if there were jade scrolls, his batch of seal xiu would need a long time to reach the level he hoped for.

However, this was still a good event.

In this battle, what Zuo Mo hadn’t expected the most was not the black gold seal soldier, but the Thousand Gem Illusory Disk!

It could trap someone inside it!

Zuo Mo remembered it clearly. He had not been on his guard at all when he was attacked. In his view, that Thousand Gem Illusory Disk was a great weapon to make sneak attacks! Stay in the shadows, come out and suck the enemy in, that was a move hard to defend against.

This event also rang an alarm for Zuo Mo.

Until now, Zuo Mo had relied on brute power to fight after cultivating the Great Day mo physique and lost interest in other moves. This ambush reminded him about the power of talismans, especially good talismans, they were too powerful!

No wonder the yaomo had lost so badly to the xiu back then, wasn’t this the cause?

He had entered a wrong path!

He instantly recalled the armaments of his subordinates, and Zuo Mo felt extremely regretful.

The golden crystal swords could be considered top-notch, but other than that, there was nothing else that was acceptable to be seen. Their ling armors were varied, and most of them were taken from their enemies in Little Mountain Jie, and were only third-grade. Due to numerous battles, many of them were barely held together, and on the verge  of falling apart.

Theirs was a beggar troop!

Looking at the troop decorated in various colors, Zuo Mo came to this conclusion.

And then he made a decision!

Motherf***er!

There only ever was I, Xiao Mo Ge, using talismans to smash other people, when was it other people’s turns to use talismans to smash ge?

Talismans? Wasn’t that just competing on who had the most jingshi?

Did you not know that ge is the true jingshi madman?

Zuo Mo ran over to Bao Yi and asked abruptly, “How many pieces of jingshi do we still have?”

Bao Yi stilled, but he held the accounts inside his heart. “One piece of sixth-grade jingshi, twenty six pieces of fifth-grade jingshi; fourteen thousand pieces of fourth-grade jingshi; one million two hundred and twenty four thousand, nine hundred and sixty three pieces of third-grade jingshi!

Zuo Mo was shocked. “This much?”

Shocked, he couldn’t help but feel proud. Ge really is a jingshi madman, hearing this, just the number instills safety!

One fourth-grade jingshi was equal to five hundred pieces of third-grade jingshi, and one fifth-grade jingshi was one thousand fourth-grade jingshi.

One million two hundred and twenty four thousand, nine hundred and sixty three pieces of third-grade jingshi was equal to more than two thousand and four hundred pieces of jingshi or two and a half pieces of fifth-grade jingshi.

From a certain perspective, xiuzhe possessed increasingly more jingshi with increasing cultivation, but the desire for jingshi also increased because they had to use more of them.

Of course, for the present Zuo Mo, this number was enough for him to feel satisfied.

Content, Zuo Mo patted his tummy, his eyes smiling into lines.

Ge is finally a rich man!

 

Translator Ramblings: Yes, jingshi do not increase linearly in value per grade. I’m just trying to imagine the amount of space that more than a million pieces of jingshi   take up. Even if spatial rings … …

 

Also, to clarify, there were two people in that attack. Gu Xiang Tian controlled the black gold seal soldier while Qing Xu Saren was the one with the high grade disk and the illusions.

 

 

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59 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Two “Zuo Mo’s Epiphany”

      • Uniform, huh? This reminds me of how Zuo Mo “dressed up” his undead golden guards in flashy talismans.

        Frankly, I’m still puzzled by why they didn’t make any armour while in the golden sand desert. Normally, there would be some kind of explanation given.

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      • Heavy. Remember that just equipping the Guard Camp made them look bulky and heavy until they made their own armor. Sword Xiuzhe like finesse and speed. High attack + speed + technique.

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      • @Calvin Zuo Mo had gone astray on his cultivation of the Dao of Jingshi. Plus, Shi had distracted him with the Unification of 3 Powers in the sandstorms.

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      • @Calvin. it is sortof addressed… although poorly. Golden crow camp was busy building a ship, meaning, the only forger available for most of the time was ge.

        Ge had to do mass production in batches of 20 to just barely manage to get swords to everyone. Sure, he should have stayed for a few more days, using his mass production formation to make armors. but do keep in mind that golden sand/crystal is heavy. one of the strongest ningmai could just about swing around a large broadsword. Meaning, he probably could only make heavy armor which was said to be unpopular for a reason. (unless he used a light formation on it…ok, so maybe he could have them…)

        and any time they waited after the ship, they also risked that the old monster getting annoyed at them

        but ge was probably just to tired after forging a few thousand swords.

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    • Listen, if they need more moolah, all they have to do is sell some of the Golden Sand in their vaults.

      Golden Sand is even more valuable than pure gold.

      Zuo Mo is like Scrooge McDuck, who counts his money in cubic acres. After visiting that desert, Zuo Mo probably has cubic acres of Golden Sand, too.

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    • Eh, all Zuo Mo has to do is aunction Golden Crystal Sand one grain at a time every year and he’ll easily bury all of XuLing city in Jingshi.

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    • jingshi are minerals containing ling energy. However, said energy is “dirty” and will normally poison a person over time if consumed directly, so it is only consumed directly in an emergency and in small amounts.

      However, the tattooed formations the MC and his minions have can automatically purify the energy, allowing them to feed on jingshi directly.

      Ling plants are assorted magical plants. Ling grains are ling plants that specifically have no use other than eating them for their ling energy to accelerate cultivation or recover energy in a low ling environment (such as when hunting yaomo).

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      • almost. the tatoos doesn’t do this. they draw in ling energy from the environment and sort of auto cultivates (among other things, they do after all have several tattoos comprehended…). Ge made prayer mats that purifies jingshi for cultivation.

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      • While it is true that the tattoos draw in energy from the environment and “auto cultivate”, you are wrong about them not purifying jingshi ling energy. They do in fact do so, this is actually a function of auto cultivating of the tattoos (you can’t auto cultivate without purifying the energy).

        Furthermore, the prayer mats were made by reverse engineering the tattoos and applying them to an object (prayer mat) instead of the body. And were made primarily for sale to other factions to undermine an enemy sect.

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  1. i did not get that there was 2 of them…

    ah, Ge will start forging again. time to go full fifth grade gear next time the camps depart.

    Also, shouldn’t they have at least a few good armors, like for slightly less than a battalion, since they obliterated that army in bloody metropolis?

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    • That gear is probaply kun lun Sect’s regula gear. They probaply didnt take it or didnt use t because they didnt want to be recognised.

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  2. Ty a lot!
    Didn’t they take the talismans and armors of the platoon of lun kun after killing them? They couldn’t have just destroyed everything when they fought…..

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  3. >> Gu Xiang Tian controlled the black gold seal soldier while Qing Xu Saren was the one with the high grade disk and the illusions.

    Who is Qing Xu Saren? I took a glance at the older chapters but didn’t see this name.

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  4. If someone was controlling the disk from outside, how did they escape without destroying the talisman? Also, if he was going to leave it behind and run, why didn’t he first toss it off the edge of the island? Zuo Mo’s group would have died for sure if they’d emerged from the gem at the bottom of the cloud sea.

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  5. > I’m just trying to imagine the amount of space that more than a million pieces of jingshi take up. Even if spatial rings … …

    Well, volume stacks up pretty quickly. A million pieces of jingshi could fit in a cube of 100x100x100 jingshi.

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  6. A million £1 coins only takes up about 1.6 cubic metres. It would weigh more than a tonne, but there aren’t weight limits in dimensional rings.

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    • 9.5 metric tons to be exact. 😉 Also those coins would be needed to be stored somehow as a giant pile in dimensional storage would be a massive pain for actual transactions Those chests and bags would add to the size. These stories with transactions of over 100 coins are really quite ludicrous.

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  7. Good thing the translator’s notes explained about the two enemies. That was really confusing.

    I still want to ask about some things, though.

    1) If they got the Seal Soldier, that must mean… Gu Xiang Tian is dead! Right?

    2) They got the Seal Soldier, but not the Illusion Disk. Is that correct?

    3) This guy Qing Xu Saren, how the heck did they find his name? I mean, not even us, the readers, knew about him!!!

    This sure was a messy fight… and what really baffles me is that all the confusing parts could have been made clear with only a couple more lines. I suspect the author never reread his text before publishing.

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    • This part is rather confusing honestly… next chapter says he gets both. But it is unclear how. FX probably edited a large portion out of this section that explains that minor character and then completely forgot about him.

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    • maybe he ran away before he could pick up the soldier?

      Ge was inbetween him and the soldier, and your contact with your gear gets weaker if you are far away from it…. and making it come after you would be hard, ge and crew would just track the soldier to his hiding spot

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      • This is what I presumed from the provided information as they broke through their illusionary formation they decided to flee rather than recollect their talismans as If I remember correctly seal soldiers once deployed are a physical entity so you would have to recover it after battle. Perhaps that ring formation talisman works the same way thus when they fled they didn’t recover either.

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  8. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    I don’t get it.. where’s the epiphany? Is finding out he’s rich considered an epiphany?!

    Ps: it seems lil cliffy is getting bigger.. shall we cut him to pieces again?

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    • Cloud Formation Silk large scale battle formation ling armor talismans. They are now sitting on top of the main supply of Cloud Formation Silk in the Jie, Might as well use it with looted Kun Lun armor as the basic template. Golden Crystal is too heavy and exhausting as armor.

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  9. ge.has 4th grade fire to sell and a rings full of golden sand.. ge. Was too rich.. lol

    I think zhu mo can just create the array teleportation back in the ancient battle field then go to the golden sand place to harvest some then just need to go back to the fixed teleportation. It will also a good training for those who will help them because of the sand storm.

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  10. One million two hundred and twenty four thousand, nine hundred and sixty three pieces of third-grade jingshi was equal to more than two thousand and four hundred pieces of jingshi or two and a half pieces of fifth-grade jingshi.

    #… four hundred pieces of Jingshi => … four hundred pieces of fourth-grade Jingshi

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  11. One million two hundred and twenty four thousand, nine hundred and sixty three pieces of third-grade jingshi was equal to more than two thousand and four hundred pieces of jingshi or two and a half pieces of fifth-grade jingshi.

    … Four hundred pieces of jingshi => … Four hundred pieces of fourth-grade jingshi

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