修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Five “Relations”

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Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Five – Relations

Gu Liang Dao had not expected Bie Han to be so direct but he also felt puzzled. Put generously people like Bie Han were proud. They usually  looked down on everyone and thought highly of themselves as the center of the world. Gu Liang Dao had only known that Bie Han had led Sin Battalion and left Xuan Kong Temple. But he still felt it incomprehensible that he had decided to follow this youth.

He then looked at Gongsun Cha standing at the side and Vermillion Bird Camp.  Zuo Mo already had two top battalions. While this kind of strength could not rival the four great sects, it was much greater than the normal intermediate and small sects.

Puzzlement, shock, confusion, these emotions mixed in his mind.

“With the two of you here, there’s no need for me.” Gu Liang Dao said with disdain directed at himself. While this was just a courtesy response, it reflected Gu Liang Dao’s attitude. He did not know how big Zuo Mo’s factions was, but he had two top battle generals. If he joined them, he would only be gilding the lily and it would be difficult for him to earn a position in the inner circle.

His intelligence and cunning were greater than pure battle generals such as Gongsun Cha and Bie Han to have been able to gather such a group of people in such difficult circumstances.

While Bie Han was not skilled in scheming, he was perceptive. When he heard Gu Liang Dao say this, he did not try to persuade any further, and said coolly, “But in the future, Xi Xuan will not be  tolerant of you.”

The words hit the sore spot in Gu Liang Dao’s heart.

While to outsiders he looked to have a great reputation in the xiuzhe world and he was the top battle general from Xi Xuan, the higher-ups from Xian Xuan would not support him. Ultimately he was someone who had been categorized as something to be abandoned. To them he was an eyesore.

The greater his reputation was, the more terrified the Xi Xuan higher-ups became of him.

While the higher-ups were spoke good words on the surface and appeared understanding, Gu Liang Dao knew that it was just to lull him into a false sense of security. Because of this, he was willing to fight in the mo territories which carried great danger rather than return to the sect.

It was most likely that if he returned to the sect, what awaited him was loss of his command.

Gu Liang Dao was someone who was pragmatic. After a moment of silence, he smiled freely and his expression was not disguised at all. He said openly, “The matters of the future will wait until the future. No one can have smooth sailing all the time. It is enough to have gained something from this trip!”

Zuo Mo and Gongsun Cha couldn’t help but admire this. Even the icy look in Bie Han’s eyes melted slightly.

“This little brother heard that a marshal came, is he … …” Gu Liang Dao had a questioning look in his eyes.

“We accidentally killed him.” Zuo Mo tried to keep his face normal and said with slight embarrassment—actually, it had been A Gui that had killed him.

Gu Liang Dao was struck dumb by Zuo Mo’s expression and even more so by the words. He stammered out, “Accidentally ki … … killed … …”

He was not the only one affected, The commanders around him gaped as though they were seeing ghosts.

“En en en.” Zuo Mo nodded repeatedly.

Gu Liang Dao’s expression froze for a moment before he said, “Brother Xiao, as expected … … as expected … … the youth become heroes!”

He said “as expected” twice. He didn’t know what words to use to describe his mood right now. He couldn’t see any indications that the other was joking. He also knew that Xiao Mo Ge would not lie to him about this matter. The event would have just occurred and there were also many people present. He would only need to briefly investigate to find the truth of the matter.

And when he connected this to the scene of Bie Han had been slaughtering mo, this answer seemed reasonable. If it wasn’t that the marshal had been killed, would the marshal would have tolerated his battalion being culled like sheep?

All the evidence seemed to indicate that Xiao Mo Ge’s words were not false.

But that was a marshal, not a dog, a marshal!

He was equivalent to a fanxu xiuzhe!

Even in Xi Xuan, one of the four great sects of the xiuzhe world, fanxu xiuzhe were rare. They either spent their years in seclusion, or they were out travelling the world. But any fanxu xiuzhe was a strategic power for a sect.

Gu Liang Dao had fought against the mo and he had a deeper understanding of the mo than normal xiuzhe. In the mo world, the marshal level was the top power. They were the mo’s strongest battle generals and strongest experts. Each of them was a person that could affect the state of the Hundred Savage Realm.

The fall of any marshal would be news that would cause all of the mo world to shake. This was even more of a bomb than any jie getting taken over.

Zuo Mo suddenly became even more mysterious and unfathomable in his eyes.

Gu Liang Dao kept his calm but the commanders around him couldn’t help but become cautious. Up until now, while the four major sects had obtained some gains, the yaomo had not been seriously harmed.

For the mo, the fall of Marshal Yu would be greatest loss up until now!

Gu Liang Dao quickly recovered from his shock. He was filled with curiosity and puzzlement but he forced these feelings down. It would be impolite to pry so deeply. He changed the topic, “Where is everyone planning to go now?”

“To Nether Springs Jie.” Zuo Mo did not conceal this. The other had come to help. No matter what the reason for that was, it was a debt. Also, he could see that Gu Liang Dao was a open-minded and generous person.

“Nether Springs Jie?” Gu Liang Dao was slightly shocked but he did not ask why Zuo Mo and the others were going to Nether Springs Jie. He said after some thought, “Nether Springs Jie is in an extremely deep region of the Nether Realm. It is far away, and there are many powers along the way, it will not be an easy journey!”

Zuo Mo nodded, feeling the same. “Yes.”

Gu Liang Dao took something out of his ring and handed it to Zuo Mo. He said with a hint of self-mockery, “While I am just pretending to follow orders, this little brother has to still conquer a few jie in order to satisfy my sect. I cannot go with Brother Xiao. This jie map is something that this little brother gained as a spoil from a fight. It does not belong to my sect. The information about the Hundred Savage Nether Realms and all of its jie are marked on this map, I hope this will be of some help to Brother Xiao.”

Zuo Mo’s expression changed. The other’s expression was sincere. It was a small item but its value was several thousand jingshi and was even more valuable to Zuo Mo!

This person was cunning but open and generous in how he treated people, he really is a hero.

Zuo Mo’s expression became stern and he put away the mirth in his expression. He bowed towards Gu Liang Dao. “Many thanks, Big Brother Gu! This little brother’s true name is Zuo Mo and I have used the pseudonym Xiao Mo Ge while moving around in the mo territories! Big Brother Gu, call me Xiao Mo!”

Gu Liang Dao laughed and said, “Names are small matters and not worth a mention. Brother, be careful! The mo never lack for vicious people and have a deep seeded hatred for us xiuzhe. Brother Zuo has to be careful on this journey. You also killed a marshal and your identity as a xiuzhe will now most likely  revealed. Now that you have become well known, the trip will no longer be a peaceful one.”

“Big Brother Gu is right.” Zuo Mo’s expression also became grave.

After the fight today, his identity as a xiuzhe would most likely be unable to be concealed. The interested could be detected from the gazes of the survivors of Great Peace City. Their gazes were complex, filled with hate and gratefulness, but the most common emotion was fear.

He suddenly said, “This little brother has a matter, please, Big Brother Gu, help.”

“What is it?” Gu Liang Dao asked directly.

“These mo have some relations to this little brother. Big Brother Gu, please allow them to live.” Zuo Mo said.

Gu Liang Dao nodded without thinking. “Alright!”

“Many thanks, Big Brother Gu!” Zuo Mo said gratefully.

Gu Liang Dao shook his head and said, “Do not think of this brother as a bloodthirsty person. Fighting wars is a matter for battalions, what does it have to do with civilians? This brother has not fallen to such a low level. Also, after this Sky-Splitting Calamity, the intermingling of xiuzhe, yao, and mo will not be able to be stopped. The heavens will it. There is no need for unnecessary killing.”

A hint of shock flashed through Zuo Mo’s eyes. This Big Brother Gu of his was a very strong person as he had expected. It wasn’t that Zuo Mo hadn’t met people who recognized this, but it was not easy for the great four to admit this.

Then they started chatting about other matters.

Gu Liang Dao quickly found that while Zuo Mo was young, his vision of larger events was clear. Even though he had accomplished so much at such a young age, he did not let his ego interfere.

Gu Liang Dao’s judgment of the state of affairs was a keen and experienced, something that a beginner like Zuo Mo could not match. Just a few sentences would be enough to enlighten Zuo Mo. Zuo Mo finally understood why Big Brother Gu hadn’t died under the pressure of the sect and had grown even more powerful.

The two were very compatible and talked through the night.

When the first thread of sunlight rose from the horizon, they seemed to wake up from a dream.

Everyone knew that this was the time of separation. Zuo Mo and the others had to go to Nether Springs Jie, and Gu Liang Dao and his group had to return back to reinforce their battle lines. They received news that there were enemies harassing their front line.

But the two sides were not picky people. They exchanged methods of contact and bid farewell.

When he saw the figures of Gu Liang Dao and the others disappear, Zuo Mo finally turned his gaze away.

The departure of Gu Liang Dao’s group caused the mo survivors of Great Peace City to sigh in relief. When they heard that one of the newcomer battalions had been lead by Gu Liang Dao, they had been frightened half to death. In the eyes of many, Gu Liang Dao was a god of slaughter. They hadn’t expected Gu Liang Dao to leave without even looking at them.

Many people speculated that it had been Xiao Mo Ge who had spoken on their behalf.

Their emotions were more complex. Xiao Mo Ge, was a xiuzhe and was their enemy. But if it wasn’t for Xiao Mo Ge, the great majority of the people in Great Peace City would have died. Regardless of whether they admitted it aloud, they all knew this inside. Xiao Mo Ge had saved their lives.

But why was a person like this a xiuzhe?

Many people had this conflicted thought.

Zuo Mo did not care. He did not have any bias for or against the mo. He understood the hatred between the mo and the xiuzhe. He could also guess what they were feeling but he did not care.

It did not matter to him whether they felt grateful or hated him. He had done these things not for them, but to stay true to himself.

He did not pay attention to them, and ordered his subordinates to clean up the battlefield.

With Zuo Mo’s personality, he naturally would not watch and allow so many of the spoils to slip by him. That wasn’t Little Mo Ge’s style. Due to Xiao Mo Ge’s presence, no one had dared to scavenge the spoils in the night.

At this time, Princess Xia left the crowd.

 

Translator Ramblings: I feel that Fang Xiang set it up and then forgot the stuff about yao eating souls … … or was that just Pu Yao trying to scare Zuo Mo way back in the beginning? Anyways, while Zuo Mo is sending people to clean the battlefield, is he also taking the corpses? Because this isn’t like xiuzhe fights where the body parts aren’t valuable … … mo and yao body parts are expensive … … remember Zuo Mo going almost bankrupt way back to get a mo matrix inside himself?

44 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Five “Relations”

    • Now that’s the Zuo Mo we know.
      The fame and glory which naturally occurs after defeating a foe many time more powerful than yourself pales in comparison to the Loot!

      All hail Jingshi!

  1. Don’t forget that Xiuzhe bodies are good stuff for yaomo as well xD And Xiuzhe have hunted yaomo for thousands of years, both sides have done some nasty stuff to the other. There is even fighting between yao and mo. So I do think it is possible for the three to live together ^^ Each race has their fair shair of infighting anyway, which would stay similar if all three races merged.

    • sooner or later (depending how long the elders of the faction lives) they will put them away. War might be profitable, but if it goes on long enough, you will only have losses.

    • Heck, the Mo fight other Mo and the Yao and Xiuzhe fight with themselves as well. Using the other races as bogeymen was only possible because there was only one point of contact. Since most Yao and Mo never met a Xiuzhe and most Xiuzhe never met either Yao or Mo they could make up stories and no one could say they were false. With the sky splitting calamity this is no longer true and mixed factions like Turtle Island are inevitable.

    • I do not think that body profiteering would go away no matter what happened there are sects in all three factions that likely use the bodies of fallen enemies as fuel for there cultivation. That will always be there. What is likely to change is that there will be more mixed factions or factions where a strong faction of one type lords over a weak faction of another. War on contact with this environment was inevitable. The changes that come with prolonged war is respect for worthy foes in the common ranks, top generals leaving/becoming independent, and internal conflicts in larger less united factions. The big four are likely to loose there alliance somewhere along the line and more cross species alliances to resist them will spring up over time. after all when a small out of the way jie that despises the big four and a semi friendly mo faction is sitting next door that they have fought to a stand still/trade with they might ask them for help.

      anyway wall ended

  2. Thanks for the chapters!

    The soul eating is high leveled Yao thechnique, no? Even Clear Sky old father was just barely acceptable iirc.

    • It’s pretty certain by this point imo that he’s descended from a Shen clan, not xuizhe or yaomo, but because of that he’s suited for all three paths since the origin of all three was shen power.

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

    I’m starting to wonder about Mo and Yao evolutionary path..
    In earlier chapter, a floating black orb-like things can be considered as a low level Yao.. the one secret realm where wei sheng cleaned every level.
    And there’s a few ones that already born as humanoid like the scar clan and the ones in ten finger prison thingy..
    And Mo.. they’re a mix and match between beast and humanoid?

    Then how do they mix up ZM(or any other Xiuzhe ..like guard camp) as their own kind?
    Does ZM have an animal or elemental trait in his appearance?

    • Because of his Mo Physique. Yaomo are essentially only able to cultivate according to their innate abilities, which is why Pu Yao thought so highly of that one Yao guy (iirc the one that created the tree-like Yao art that Zuo Mo cultivated) that was able to break those limitations. Mo Physiques are inherent, normally unable to be cultivated. The reason Guard Camp could do what they have is because of a technique made by the two old monsters, who iirc used Zuo Mo’s physique as a basis and modified the Hardship Guard.

      • So they only sense the energy inside ZM?
        Mo physique can only be known if the person themself shows it iirc..
        And guard camp doesn’t have a Mo physique i think.. they do have a Mo cultivation technique but not the Mo physique.

      • There are differences in the energies that mo, yao and xiuzhe have. I’d imagine that’s the most noticeable difference. And yeah, I’m pretty sure Guard Camp don’t now that you mention it. Also, most people know almost all mo physiques, so they could tell what you cultivate based on that, different from Xuizhe techniques and Yao Arts which can be lost.

  4. I expect that he is taking the bodies, especially the Marshal’s. I doubt there’s anyone among the mo with the guts to complain, and they were all enemies of the survivors anyway.

  5. How and why do they recognize him as a xiuzhe all of a sudden? just because he has vermillion camp, which is a majority xiuzhe soldiers with mixed in mo who explicitly believe him to be a mo?

    >Because this isn’t like xiuzhe fights where the body parts aren’t valuable
    actually the bodies of xiuzhe are also super valuable. its just that there is a taboo in xiu society to harvest each other, instead they focus on harvesting yaomo.
    bodies of xiu can be used to craft puppets based on their power.

  6. Thanks for the chapter. You’re awesome!
    I’m a little sad they didn’t convince Gu Liang Dao to make a detour with them.
    He accompany them as they clear out the Jie’s he’s been assigned, then he could go with them to the Nether Jie!
    Problem Solved.

  7. ‘“This little brother heard that a marshal came, is he … …” Gu Liang Dao had a questioning look in his eyes.
    “We accidentally killed him.” Zuo Mo tried to keep his face normal and said with slight embarrassment—actually, it had been A Gui that had killed him.
    Gu Liang Dao was struck dumb by Zuo Mo’s expression and even more so by the words. He stammered out, “Accidentally ki … … killed … …”’

    – Priceless, simply priceless 😀

  8. Ge is a filthy casual. Killing Marshals is just a side hobby, merely a pastime for entertainment.
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  9. body parts from all races are valuable – like how you can make puppets from dhyana xiu. but if you dont want the temple to send a wrath of god to you, you just need to make due with regular people.

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