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Chapter Five Hundred and Fifty Five – An Unusual Breakthrough
“What did you say?” shouted the one-eyed wolf mo as he suddenly jumped out of his seat wearing an expression of shock.
“Boss! They all died! All of them! No one survived!” His subordinate’s face was ashen and bloodless. He had been flailing and stumbling when he charged in and still appeared weak in the knees.
“All dead? Be clearer! How did they all die?” the one-eyed wolf mo quickly recovered his calm and asked calmly.
“The people from all seven groups died! More than three thousand people! Not one … left alive!” the subordinate stammered. His eyes were thick with terror as though there was something chasing him. He was filled with hopelessness. He said tremblingly, “They … … they, on Black Dragon Peak, they killed everyone!”
“Impossible!” The one-eyed mo wolf was filled with disbelief as he shook his head. “More than three thousand people, how many people do they have? One hundred! One hundred killing three thousand, do you think they are killing chickens?”
“Boss! It’s the truth!” The subordinate was almost crying, “You can go to Black Dragon Peak and see! It’s corpses everywhere, from the peak to the base of the mountain, all corpses!”
The one-eyed mo wolf suddenly froze. Hearing the subordinate speak like this, he finally believed it! Black Dragon Peak was not far from their base, his subordinate wouldn’t easily make a mistake like this, and definitely would not lie to him about a matter like this.
How was it possible? That was three thousand people!
How could one hundred people kill three thousand people, and not one survive?
The one-eyed wolf mo’s extremities felt cold, his throat dry. “Did you find any of their corpses?”
Coldness rose up in the one-eyed wolf mo. How many years had it been, he had become so unfamiliar with the feeling of terror! Yet it was this unfamiliar terror that came like the tide and almost swallowed him.
They had kicked a metal board!
And it was a metal board that was the hardest there could be!
One hundred people were enough to massacre three thousand people, those were the elites of an extraordinary battalion! In the one-eyed wolf mo’s career of raiding, he had never seen nor heard of such a powerful battalion.
If it hadn’t happened to him, he would definitely not believe it. Right now, he only felt terror. Such a terrifying battalion was something only those enormous factions could possess.
Was this the personal battalion of a mo marshal?
The one-eyed wolf mo tried to maintain his calm but his legs uncontrollably trembled.
Any mo marshal in the entire Hundred Savage was the warlord of an area, marshal was a title that meant power. There were no mo marshals that lived alone except the ones that existed in legend.
He might be able to dominate Eminent Mountain Jie, but in the eyes of those mo marshals, he was a small character who could be killed at any time like an ant. Which mo marshal didn’t have many powerful generals, and jie masters under them?
The one-eyed wolf mo looked vicious and arrogant but he was very smart. He never provoked any factions. He could not afford to.
The power represented by a mo marshal… it was an existence he could not afford to provoke!
Damn it! How had he done something so stupid?
The one-eyed wolf mo was full of regret. The only good news was that the other didn’t seem to have sustained any serious injuries or fatalities. He was familiar with the mentality of those personages. For those personages, their time was unusually the most precious. As long as there wasn’t great trouble, they were not willing to waste time on ants.
“Where are they?” the one-eyed wolf mo asked in a trembling voice.
“Go-gone!” the subordinate stammered out, “no-no one dared to block them.”
The one-eyed wolf mo released a breath. “They are gone, good! Good!”
It was good if these kind of death gods were gone!
Shu Long and the others who only desired to keep travelling did not pay attention to the other bandits. The other bandits were frightened out of their wits. Which one of them dared to continue and harass the caravan? The news that a battalion of one hundred people killed three thousand bandits quickly spread.
Many people expressed their disbelief when they heard the news.
This news only exploded when the mirage of the hellish state of Black Dragon Peak was spread.
Everyone speculated to which faction this terrifying battalion belonged to. One hundred killing three thousand, this amazing result caused the reputation of this mysterious battalion to rise. Because they did not know the name of this battalion, many mo called this the Butcher Battalion.
Shu Long and the others only tried to travel faster. They didn’t know that the battle of Black Dragon Peak had attracted the attention of many factions!
However, even if they knew, they would not have cared.
Because they received Zuo Mo’s order, to reach Shattered Stone Jie at the fastest speed!
Zuo Mo furiously absorbed shen power from his hand.
The threads of shen power continuously merged into his flesh and blood.
After the breakthrough, Zuo Mo seemed to have broken all the chains holding him back and his cultivation increased at amazing speeds.
It was strange to speak of: Zuo Mo’s ling power had finished core formation, his consciousness had formed the yin spirit, but it was his mo physique that was lacking. Zuo Mo could not understand this. Of the three powers, the mo physique was the one he was most familiar and most skilled with. Rationally, the first breakthrough should have been his mo physique.
But Zuo Mo was not in a hurry.
At this time, he was in a stage where his power was steadily increasing. Every time he drew shen power from his palm, he could feel a clear improvement. Zuo Mo did not have the time to cultivate any of the three powers and processed shen power. The palm of his right hand was akin to a bomb that could explode at any moment.
The vast shen power in it was truly enchanting!
Zuo Mo didn’t waste one iota of time and threw himself into furious cultivation.
In this time, he had investigated Nether Spring Jie.
Just like the xiuzhe world was called Four Realms, the mo world had another name, the Dark of Hundred Savage. It was divided into two realms, one was Hundred Savage Realm, the other was the Dark Realm. Nether Spring Jie was located at the deepest regions of the Dark Realm, no one knew much about the Dark Realm. They only knew that that was the darkest and most chaotic place of all of Dark of Hundred Savage.
It wasn’t easy to even reach that place. One had to pass through the territories of many great factions. The journey would be filled with danger and bandits. In the Dark Realm, there were vicious and savage mo that even those large factions were wary off.
This branch of mo was infamous. They were born as berserkers. They were cruel, bloodthirsty and without any emotion.
Zuo Mo knew if he wanted to eliminate A Gui’s shen power, if he wanted to know everything, if he wanted to find the Reverse Shadow Spirit Silkgrass, he had to become even more powerful!
By himself, his power was not enough, he needed helpers. He decided to wait for Shu Long’s group at Shattered Stone Jie. He used all his time to cultivate day and night. He had never been as motivated as he was now!
A Gui was sitting silently beside him.
Just like normal, Zuo Mo started to cultivate, but he quickly detected an unusual shift inside his body.
The Sun Crystal Seed was spinning rapidly, the flames shifting in layers. The Greenvine Mystical Water released faint light that was warm yet cool. What surprised Zuo Mo was the even the Soul Setting Divine Light had become restless like a rainbow fish that swam nimbly without stopping inside his body.
All the signs signaled that something unusual was happening.
Was he having a breakthrough?
Zuo Mo knew, if this was the time, it would require him to be even calmer and maintain a clear mind.
He slowly channeled shen power. The shen power merged into his flesh and blood, turning to the three powers, and then turning back to shen power. It repeated this in an endless cycle.
The mo matrix on his body slowly lit up. The faint gold mo matrix was complex. The mo matrix brightened and dimmed as though it was breathing, but each time it flashed, the intensity of the brightness would increase.
When the golden mo matrix reached a peak brightness, the blinding golden light was piercing.
At this time, the Sun Crystal Seed suddenly released a flood of scorching flame. It was like burning lava that covered the shen power eating at his body. The Greenvine Mystical Water’s presence also increased, and the moisture sank into Zuo Mo’s blood and flesh. The blood and flesh that had just been burnt by the Sun Crystal Seed was instantly restored like nothing had happened.
The mo matrix on Zuo Mo’s body instantly had new changes.
The golden mo matrix seemed to come alive and move along Zuo Mo’s body, transforming!
Gradually, the mo matrix that was extremely packed started to divide into many areas. The mo matrix gathered in these areas, and as it’s movement grew slower, ten clear marks formed.
Suddenly, the Sun Crystal Seed inside Zuo Mo’s body brightened and released golden light from his chest!
An astounding scene happened.
The ten marks, that were formed by the mo matrix shrinking, had started to move along Zuo Mo’s body as though there was an invisible line pulling them. The largest golden mo matrix moved to the center of Zuo Mo’s chest as though it was attracted by a magnet.
The light of the Sun Crystal Seed merged with this largest mo matrix. The mo matrix seemed to turn into golden liquid and flowed along Zuo Mo’s chest as though a pen was slowly drawing out lines.
At the same time, the other nine mo matrixes lit up.
The blinding mo matrixes connected, and changed. They each became rounder, and the ten pieces of the mo matrix became ten perfect circles like ten small suns!
Ten suns were situated at different parts of Zuo Mo’s body!
The ten suns suddenly gave off great light, the dark night so bright it seemed like day, and the stars in the sky losing their light.
At this time, the swimming Soul Setting Divine Light ferociously burrowed into the Sun mo matrix at Zuo Mo’s chest. Then, like a needle, it rapidly passed through the other suns!
Ruler-straight lines spread through the ten suns and connected each sun to the other nine. In a blink, there were criss-crossing golden lines on Zuo Mo’s body that connected all ten suns.
Only now did the mo matrix’s light seem to be used up.
Zuo Mo opened his eyes. His eyes had turned a faint gold, and it was possible to discern criss-crossing golden lines inside his eyes. There was a golden Sun mo matrix on his forehead that appeared extremely domineering.
“This is … …” Zuo Mo looked dazedly at the Sun mo matrix on his palms.
This Sun mo matrix was similar to the Day Script that appeared when he used Day Script Palm but it was even more complex and beautiful.
Ten suns, the largest was on his chest, the smallest between his bows. There was one each on his hands and feet, one on his stomach, and three on his back.
Zuo Mo knew that he definitely had a breakthrough.
But … … such a strange feeling … …
Zuo Mo had a strong feeling that his breakthrough was unusual!
What had happened?
Translator Ramblings: Guard Camp has really improved lots.
53 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Five Hundred and Fifty Five “An Unusual Breakthrough””
First . THanks for the chapter 😀
Aww. Not gonna give pu yao or wei’s insight? Gotta wait for another chappy? Again?
Think on chinese legends, the 10 suns that burned the world, houyi the archer, the day wcript and the sun seed?
Sadly don’t know enough Chinese myths it seems. But at least now I know what my homework is lol. On a different note feed back from Pu and Wei is easy to sum up on this one. “Huh well that’s different enough to qualify for a SUPER GRADE WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!………….what exactly are you trying to become young one?”
Soo you think he has a divine mulberry tree body?
I think that she (snake girl) has a ranged yin piercing attack that will counter his yang area flame aura. And in a sense yes, a tree is made of three parts, the unyeilding roots in the earth, the proud trunk that rises to the heavens, and the leaves that dance on the wind and consume tge light. Similarly he bears the marks of three powers in one frame, rooted in the earth rising toward the heavens.
Thanks for the chapter!
Thank you so much for translating and publishing a chapter every day!!!
But asgshfkfsl I still want more! I finally caught up with the story and now I hate the fact that I can’t spend my whole day reading new chapters….
At this moment, Pu Yao coldly looked at Wei while holding his fury: “So, Wei, can you explain me what exactly this means?”
“It was just a little experiment….”
“NO MORE EXPERIMENTS! DIDNT WE AGREE TO THAT!? DO YOU WANT TO KILL US LIKE YOU DID TO MY CAPTAIN!?”
“No, I just wanted to try something new…”
“AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! TEN SUNS! AS IF ONE WASNT ENOUGH YOU ADDED ANOTHER NINE! NINE! IF THIS THING EXPLODE IT WONT STOP WITH A SINGLE JIE!”
“Yes, actually it should be able to destroy all jies in 5 jies of distance ^^, and if the jie is small or has explosive substances the explosion may go even further!”
Thanks for the translation!
So what level ZuoMo would be when using Mo Ranking?
The family of young master who get killed surely will try to get some revenge.
Even if they cannot Target the killer, such a thing won’t happen if this mysterious mo matrix Master help that killer.
Thanks for the new chapter!
Dark of Hundred Savage… Pretty sure that’s a top contender among idiotic names.
it probably sounds better in Chinese
i am sure it rhymes or something in the original language
“sky crumbling saint elephant tackle” from Wu Don Qian Kun takes 1st I think. This comes close, someone should compile a list of place names and cultivation techniques that sounds terrible in english.
if the little miss knew what guard camp was being called he would likely get nostalgic.
I vote for Lil’ Miss to just be annoyed and put the xiu camps through harder trainging. Something along the lines of “We can’t let my competitions battalion be stronger than us. *bashful smile*”
The battalion are pitiful… no mater which is the strongest, there are always a psychotic person smiling and being unhappy about their strength being weaker than another battalion. Except for turtle camp, whom people scream at for being to weak to be useful… and that weirdo cult of craters playing mad scientists… no one screams at the mad scientist cult…
Thank you for the chapter.
Golden Crow Divine Body! Don’t run into Houyi!
this has been the theme of pretty much every breakthrough. its like its powered entirely through luck and everything falls into place without any clue or intent of the MC
Thanks for the chapter!
Its the Guard Camp 2nd battle, and we heard nothing about looting the dead sheep. I hope they wont tell Daren, that they failed to loot.
70 Maxims of Maxiumally effective Mercernaries.
Maxim 1: Loot THEN burn.
Maxim 2: A sargent on the move out ranks a lieutenant who has no idea what is going on.
Maxim 3: An explosives expert at a dead sprint outranks everyone.
That sounds like something from Malazan
That’s actually from Schlock Mercenary, a very long running and successful scifi webcomic. Though I agree that there are some Malazan vibes in there (much less dark though, it’s primarily a comedy after all, though not only).
Guard Camp better have stripped those 3k corpses oc all their loot and harvested the corpses for any mo body part that Golden Crow camp coud use as raw materials. Orders to travel fast or not, remember Ge’s number 1 rule “never engage in unprofitable business, only jingshi matters.”
Wow. Their guess as to the name of Guard Camp was so close. I wonder if they know about Lil’ Miss 😉
Sound like a cool transformation, its just sucks that pretty much everything he achieves is trough luck without any knowledge on his part.
At this point I don’t think we’re allowed to complain about his breakthroughs always being made through luck. After a normal cultivator either needs extreme luck to make breakthroughs or top level resources that are confined to the four main powers. But beyond that ZM is a freaking Fraken-chimera-zombie-SuperMan that no one has ever even thought to see before. Add in that and all he can depend on anymore is luck. Even Pu and Wei don’t know what resources he’d need to be effective on his breakthroughs.
Yeah, but he allways dosent know anything about what is happening to his body and around him while breaking trough and cultivating. That has been so from the beginning, and not something that started after he diviated so much from the normal cutivation path. Like when he made the stars come forth in the day, he had no clue what he had done and that he was the one that did it, before much later in th story. Its fine that he dosent know everything, but it sucks that he is ignorant of pretty much everything about his cultivation all the time.
Stars both times were caused by Wei to keep the place he and Pu inhabit standing.
what happened………………….and then cliff………………
Thanks For The Chapter 😀
cliffy has also made a breakthrough.
one day, he aspires to reach ‘boat to elfhiem’ grade.
the smallest between his bows
the smallest between his brows
“Zuo Mo had a strong feeling that his breakthrough was unusual!”
– Oh, really? Unusual, hmmmm? Let me ask you, Lil’Mo: When has anything that has ANYTHING to do with you been “normal”? Since never? Yep. That’s correct. Good boy.
– On other hand, Zuo Mo got even more beauuuuutifullll. Zuo Mo to Sun Mo, ex-Zombie with newly discovered eye-blinding beauty. Beware of Antique Granpas though, Shota Mo.
– And Butcher Battalion is all too fitting name for Guard Camp (Or any battalion that has any connection to Lil’Miss the Butcher)
Thanks for the chapter!
When the army arrives and can’t recognize their King…
Thanks for the chapter,
As usual, with each breakthrough he looks weirder
Thanks for the chapter WYHCWE and WanderingGummiOfDoom! Can’t wait for Wei to talk about this new physique and where it’s unique.
Oh interesting breakthrough I called the Mo matrix evolution but I didn’t expect it to be like that…
Also does that mean his hand is no longer on the verge of going critical?
sadly, yes. also a good way of taking away the cheat code he accidentally developed.
“This news only exploded when the mirage of the hellish state of Black Dragon Peak was spread.”
I think this should be image, not mirage. I’m imagining it’s just a xianxia hologram.
I wonder if zuo mo can take a yuanying now.
Thank you for the chapter!
I miss the updates on his inner world, how has it changed now that he combined the three powers and made a unique cultivation style that is neither ancient nor modern, but rather, a hybrid method that has all the advantages of the 3 modern and 1 ancient.
THE RAGE OF 9 THOUSAND SUNS BURNING DEEP IN MY HEART.
thx for chapter
looking forward for the next release!
Thanks for the chapter.
I read the the machine translations. The snake girl cultivate the power of the moon while zuo mo cultivates the sun
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ZM’s Mo physique became a Shen Physique?
PS: never underestimate protesters!
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Ten suns, the largest was on his chest, the smallest between his bows.
bows should be brows, right?
Even in death…
(that you were an outer sect disciple of the Wu Kong Sect)
Lil Mo Mo upgraded to super sun knight
That gold eye! 😳
Thanks for the chapter!🍀