修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Seven “Tang Battalion”

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Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Seven – Tang Battalion

It had been a month since the incident by the time Zuo Mo learned that Gu Liang Dao had left Xi Xuan. Zuo Mo was filled with guilt. From beginning to end, Gu Liang Dao had not stepped forward to defend himself. There was much speculation about Zuo Mo’s identity but most of it focused on his identity as a yaomo. He believed this was the reason for Gu Liang Dao’s silence.

The two had exchanged imprints. Zuo Mo thought for a moment and then wrote a letter to Gu Liang Dao thanking him for keeping the secret and asking what he could do to help.

A paper crane quickly flew back into Zuo Mo’s hand.

Gu Liang Dao’s letter was very short. He had just finished a battle when he wrote this letter. In the letter, Gu Liang Dao wrote that he had already sealed the chaos rift connecting to Xi Xian territory and they would no longer receive any supplies in the future. He had taken over fifteen mo jie and was planning to manage them so he could be self-sufficient. Right now, everything was good and there was no immediate  worries.

Zuo Mo was relieved after reading this.

Fifteen jie, even if it was only fifteen small jie, was enough to support Gu Liang Dao’s battalion. However, these fifteen jie they occupied were mo territories and the mo had a deep hatred of xiuzhe. It would not be simple for Gu Liang Dao to govern these fifteen jie.

However, Gu Liang Dao shouldn’t have any problems in the short term.

Zuo Mo decided that after he went to Nether Springs Jie and returned to Cloud Sea Jie, he would set up a transportation formation to Gu Liang Dao’s territories. They could then travel freely and help each other.

Zuo Mo threw away his worries about Gu Liang Dao and started to ponder his present situation.

In this past month, they had been travelling at full speed. It had to be said that the name of Xiao Mo Ge was famous in all of the mo territories. Defeating the Yu Frontier Guards, killing Marshal Yu, having a good friendship with Gu Liang Dao, and so on. This made the name of Xiao Mo Ge an intimidating one.

Zuo Mo had previously thought he should travel in a low-key manner. But there had been too many battles along the way. Seeing this, Zuo Mo decided to announce his presence, relying on the fame of the name Xiao Mo Ge to avoid trouble.

As expected, this move was immediately effective.

Those factions that previously did not know their background immediately shuddered when they learned that the incomers were Xiao Mo Ge’s battalion. They even consciously restrained their own battalions. There had been a mo general who hadn’t believed that Xiao Mo Ge was as strong as the rumors and wanted to test their skill. In the end, all of his commanders had opposed him, and he had been assassinated in his bedroom that night.

Having raised his banner, Zuo Mo’s path could be said to be free of any blockades.

However, Zuo Mo was not happy. While their speed had accelerated, they had exposed their movements to the public.

Where had Xiao Mo Ge reached today?

This was one of the hottest topics of the present mo world. Other problems came with this. At the beginning, they had been deeply afraid of Zuo Mo and the others. However, they quickly found that Xiao Mo Ge was not as brutal and vicious as the rumors said. As long as they did not provoke him, he would not attack. He did not have any interest in their territories.

Many people wanted to establish relations with such a strong and reasonable battalion . Even if they could not form a relationship, it would be good to curry favor. Consequently, many messengers came every day with gifts and invitations for Zuo Mo’s group to be guests.

Zuo Mo didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. He still accepted the gifts but he refused all invitations.

Yet what he hadn’t expected was that there were large numbers of mo that came due to his reputation with hopes of entering his battalion!

At the beginning, there hadn’t been many people, but when the first group of mo who had come had seen the powerful soldiers of Vermillion Bird Camp and Sin Battalion, they had been stunned, and their desire had grown even hotter. When these people spread the mirages, it caused a great wave.

All the large families started to study these inaccurate mirages. The conclusion they reached was the same, a powerful battalion!

Defeating the Ming Bandits and defeating the Yu Frontier Guards; these two battalions had now been ranked high among the many battalions in the Hundred Savage of the Dark. Looking at these mirages, the last bit of doubt disappeared. They suddenly realized. No wonder they could defeat the Ming Bandits and the Yu Frontier Guards!

Mo always ranked themselves based on power. The strong were revered, and many mo that thought themselves more than ordinary furiously rushed over.

Xiao Mo Ge being able to kill Marshal Yu meant that Xiao Mo Ge possessed an ability to fight at a high level. Adding on the two top battalions, he had formed his own group. For those mo which came from minor families but were talented, entering Xiao Mo Ge’s battalion was undoubtedly a very good path.

As more and more mo came due to his name, and a long tail of people formed behind Zuo Mo’s group. They did not dare to go too close to the battalions but they were not willing to leave. They prepared their own food and followed the battalion.

This was something novel to the mo and it stirred everyone’s interest. All kinds of reports spread. Every time Xiao Mo Ge did something, the world would immediately know. This was a very popular topic at meals and during tea with lots to discuss.

All of Hundred Savage Realm was watching the spectacle and Zuo Mo felt frustrated.

“This cannot continue!”

Zuo Mo’s expression was one of helplessness. The people around him were giggling. These people were all from grassroots and minor families. While they did not say it, they still felt very good about being famous.

They made faces at each other and smiled deviously.

Other than Bie Han.

Bie Han was of noble birth and had grown up in Xuan Kong Temple. He had become immune to the reverent gazes from others a long time ago. His icy face was eye-catching. However, everyone knew his personality and did not care about his icy face.

“I’m being serious.” Zuo Mo said with a serious expression, “We don’t know how many spies are mixed with these people. Each of our movements is being monitored. This is very dangerous!”

Everyone put away the mirth on their faces. They had all fought their way out of death on the battlefield and understood the danger more than the average person.

“En, very dangerous.” Gongsun Cha smiled bashfully.

Seeing Lil’ Miss Daren’s smiling face, everyone’s heart shook.

“Everyone think of a solution, what would be good?” Zuo Mo had an expression of hardship.

“Kill them all,” Bie Han said coolly.

The entire tent was silent. Everyone was frightened by Bie Han’s crisp and brisk words.

There were a few among them for whom it was the first time that they were attending a meeting: A Zha Ge, Bie Han, Miao Jun, and Tang Fei. Among them, A Zha Ge was the most cautious. He had decided to follow Gongsun Cha a while ago, but it was the first time he was seeing Zuo Mo. Miao Jun and Tang Fei also chose to remain silent. Only Bie Han had not done that.

A Zha Ge jumped in fright. Mo were fond of killing, but he had never seen someone with such disregard for life. Miao Jun’s pupils shrank. Tang Fei’s expression became furious. She was a righteous person and disliked Bie Han who behaved like a serial killer.

Before Tang Fei spoke in opposition, Zuo Mo shook his head. “It is not suitable.”

Zuo Mo was not a madman like Bie Han. While he was not soft when fighting an enemy, but he would not be able to do something like killing all these mo that came due to his reputation without a cause.

Gongsun Cha said, “Since they have come for you, then why don’t we recruit the outstanding ones. We just have to be careful and not let in spies.”

Zuo Mo thought, yes, they were coming to him, why shouldn’t he take them? He did not need to worry about the spies mixed within. Pu Yao and Wei could see with a glance those with other intentions.

His gaze swept across everyone’s faces. When his gaze landed on Miao Jun, he paused.

There was  no question regarding Miao Jun’s strength. A gold battle general was a talent no matter what faction he was in. It would be waste if Zuo Mo had him sitting idle all the time. But while Miao Jun had come along, his intentions were unclear. Miao Jun had never disguised this but he did not speak the reveal the reason he followed Zuo Mo. Because of this, Zuo Mo had some hesitations about him.

When his gaze swept across Tang Fei who stood beside Miao Jun, his eyes lit up. This little girl had a strong sense of justice, was stubborn and focused. She would not accept any flaws. Since she had agreed to Tao Xing’s suggestion to follow him, she would not ever regret it. Even though she never had a good face for Zuo Mo, she would meticulously finish any orders Zuo Mo gave her. Zuo Mo trusted her.

Before this, she had the skill of a silver battle general. After this period of being taught by Miao Jun, she had started to have some of a presence of a great battle general.

Zuo Mo suddenly thought of a clever idea.

“That’s right! If that’s so, then let’s create a new battalion. Oh, let’s call it the Tangzi Battalion. Tang Fei will be the main commander, with Miao Jun as second in command.”

Everyone had surprised expressions and they turned to look at Tang Fei. This young girl with her hair in a ponytail was not eye-catching but at this time, she became the focus of the entire group. While not many had seen her skill and were curious about her, no one spoke up against Zuo Mo’s decision.

Tang Fei also was surprised but she quickly calmed down. She looked at Zuo Mo and then at Miao Jun. Technically, Miao Jun was more suitable to being the main commander than she was as Miao Jun was much more skilled.

Miao Jun smiled at her. He understood what Zuo Mo thought but this plan suited his own thoughts. While the two sides had not explicitly said this, but in truth, Tang Fei was his student and he liked his student very much.

If this was somewhere else, Tang Fei’s strength would be enough to be a main commander but he hadn’t thought that Zuo Mo would have so many skilled battle generals!

Nothing had to be said about Gongsun Cha and Bie Han. The two were of the same level as Gu Liang Dao. Miao Jun could only look up to these top battle generals. It really was rare to see two top battle generals in one faction.

It was the first time Miao Jun had met A Zha Ge but he had heard of this name before. Gold battle general, one of the three great battle generals of the Stellar Rahula Clan. He hadn’t thought the other would also enter Xiao Mo Ge’s service.

One could not forget that Xiao Mo Ge himself was a also gold battle general!

Even those others such as Shu Long and the people under Gongsun Cha were not lacking compared to Tang Fei. It completely surpassed his imagination just how fierce the competition in this faction was.

Tang Fei was very talented but if she did not gain experience, it was hard to say what she could accomplish in the future. Right now, a political structure had taken form under Xiao Mo Ge and it would not be so easy to become of the main commanders. He understood his student very well. With her personality, since she agreed to follow Zuo Mo, she would not regret it no matter how underutilized she was.

The other who he also taught was Shu Long. He was one of Zuo Mo’s inner circle and he did not have to worry about the other’s future. Only Tang Fei had been in an awkward position.

He hadn’t thought that Zuo Mo would throw out such a plan. He immediately recognized that this was a one in a thousand chance for Tang Fei.

Before Tang Fei could speak, Miao Jun stood unhesitatingly. “Yes, we will not fail!”


Translator Ramblings: The hottest reality show of the moment … … The Daily Adventures of Xiao Mo Ge!

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54 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Seven “Tang Battalion””

      1. 2

        *Sigh* even it’s…its still ver.1…try to advance ppl~

    1. I feel annoyed that the author made the MC felt that he owed Gu Liang Dao greatly even though he did not. Why?
      First- Lil Miss did not really need the help of Gu Liang Dao, in fact it even made the journey more hard when they joined because the mo thought that Vermillion Camp was a mo battalion so when Gu Liang Dao joined, it made the mo realized that the Vermillion was a xiuzhe so they encounter more resistance.
      Second- Im sure that the mo that the MC saved have also a jie map about nether jie, like the three Princesses. The three families surely have a jie map that was even more complete than the jie map that Gu Liang Dao gave. And the MC would not owe then a favor because he saved them.
      Third- In fact it even drag the MC down because he was exposed to others that he was xiuzhe when Liang Dao appears.
      And he still owed him a favor?? Yeah Liang Dao still help him, but the author approach here was stup*d for me. It seems that the author wanted the MC to owe Liang Dao so he made Liang Dao help Lil Miss even though they did not needed help. In fact, for me, Vermillion was stronger than the other battalion because they have mo and they are in Mo territory. And the way that the MC asked a favor for Liang Dao to spare tha Mo that he saved, even though the MC could slaughter easily the battalion of Liang Dao. Yeah they can easily slaughter the others, why? First, Sin Battalion and Vermillions battalion have mo and they were in Mo Territory, and Liang Dao’s have not, so they have an advantage. Second, each one of this two battalion was similar in strenght or slightly stronger than Liang Dao battalion. So whats the point of asking a favor for other to spare the Mo if he could protect these Mo and even slaughter the other. Sighh…

  1. Long time no see! :> I’ve returned from my holida-cough, I mean from my Holy Pilgrimage *leaves souveni- cough, offerings to Meatbun Shrine*

  2. Bie Han is sure to be a fun addition to any future meetings of the Zuo Mo Sect (also called Jingshi Sect)

    Zuo Mo: What should we do with those who surrendered?
    Bie Han: Kill them all.

    Zuo Mo: We need to travel through this Jie…
    Bie Han: Kill everyone in our path.

    Zuo Mo: Need to find a way to make more Jingshi…
    Bie Han: The dead have no need for Jingshi.

    1. Easy solution to every problem! Watch our new program ‘Ask Bie Han’. Perfect way to Kill time 😉

  3. You know, I don’t even remember if Zuo Mo is a real gold battle general or if he’s just been mistaken as one so many times everyone thinks it. I know he was skilled in mo battalion linking, but there was only ever a few chapters where he went into it. xD

    1. He’s a real one. The difference is that he’s not a yao general, he’s a mo general. Lil’ Miss can be considered “gold” in both yao and xiuzhe styles.

    2. While his attack power is surely gold rank, in a matter of tactics and all other subjects I think he would be top silver rank at most. I think they consider him a gold rank mostly due to his fame, and since he almost never shows his general skills its quite hard for us to be sure XD

      1. what were pointing out here is that even if he is ranked gold he is still not all that good in strategy and tactics. He knows how to use force well but he does not understand subtle tactics. They just do not seem to penetrate his mind.

      2. @Storyhunter:
        Which is exactly why the freeloaders in his spiritual world described him as being close to the ultimate Mo general.

  4. Ok. We are good to go to stop this war, only a yao commander left we still have seats for.. Awaiting those pupils from puyao.

  5. Mo Mirage Channel Studio:
    Flashy mo mirage presenter lady:”Welcome back to our new, super popular show ‘Where Has Xiao Mo Ge Reached Today’ (or WHXMGRT for short)! I’m sure you all – like me – are DYING to know where our Xiao-chan has been seen today. Let’s get in touch with our reporter at the scene…Ms.Nosy, what can you tell us about the situation?”
    *mirage transfers to ms. Nosy*
    Ms.Nosy:”Good evening, ms.Pry! It is truly an honour to be here and witness the journey of this mighty group. I have not yet seen the famous leader Xiao Mo Ge, but I have managed to interview some of his followers. It has been…an interesting experience. Here’s a few parts of those interviews…”
    *mirage recording starts to play*

    Ms.N:”Mr. Bie Han. It is a pleasure to finally meet you! You are the leader of the Sin Battalion, right? I heard that you played a major role in defeating both the Ming Bandits and Marshal Yu’s elite force. How does that make you feel?”
    BH:”…” *glare*
    Ms.N:”Ehm, okay…Great. Ah! I heard there have been many mo who want to join Xiao Mo Ge’s faction. What are your thoughts about that?”
    Ms.N:”Sorry? I think I heard something wron-?”
    BH:”KILL.” *glare*
    Ms. N:”Okay. So I didn’t hear it wrong… Ah! Mr. Bie Han, why do you thin- Ah! Where are you going? Mr.Bie Han! I have just one more question! Mr. Bie Han! Dammit.”

    Ms.N:”I have heard so much about you, Lil’Miss Daren!”
    Lil’Miss:”Oh, really? That’s nice…you have even learned my (most hated) nickname…” *smiles bashfully*
    Ms.N:”Ah, yes. Sorry. I-I think I have to go…” *shivers*
    Lil’Miss:”Do stay in good health Ms. reporter. And stay away from My Daren. MY Daren.”
    Ms.N:”H-hehe…Um, yes. Understood.” *laughs nervously, gulps and backs away slowly*

    Ms.N:”Ms. A Gui, Ms. Lian’er! It is so nice to meet you! There’s not many women in Xiao Mo Ge’s group. Does that make you feel uncomfortable?”
    A Gui:”…” *blinks slowly*
    Lian’er:”…” *sips tea in a graceful manner*
    Ms.N:”Okay, wrong question…Um, you both seem to be close to Xiao Mo Ge. What is your relationship with him?”
    A Gui:”…” *purple glow softens and goes unnoticed*
    Lian’er:”…” *slight turn of lips* “…If he dies, I die…”
    Ms.N:”Oh. OH! So you’re that close! Tell me more about it!” *leans closer with a excited smile*
    Lian’er:”…But we are in a totally platonic relationship.”
    Ms.N:”Oh…” *deflates and walks away*

    Random Underling 1:”And Daren does crazy things EVERY DAY!”
    Random Underling 2:”Like that day when he almost exploded our Turtle Island!”
    Random Underling 3:”And that time when he caused the collapse of the Ancient Sun Shen Temple and left the defeated experts there totally naked…”
    Random Underling 4:”And that time when-”
    Ms.N:”Mm…mm…very…interesting…mm…” *sleep talking and snoring*

    1. *suddenly the TV station got hijacked by Tang battalion*
      Ms.P: “this just in, The newly formed battalion is named Tang and apparently is making a move!”
      *explosion sounds*
      Ms.P: “Another news just came in folks! Tang battalion is apparently coming to our Studio! Lets all welcome..?!!”
      *TV show suddenly went offline*

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

    Reality show?! How come Ge doesn’t get the royalty fees?! Tang Fei, as for your first order in a battalion, go search the camera man and find their headquarters! Tell them Ge gets 90% of the profits or no show!

    1. Indeed! There’s no such thing as a free lunch around here so they better pay up or Lil’Mo will take BOTH the royalty fees AND their other possessions :>

  7. Why are they only talking about how strong Vermilion Bird Camp and Sin Battalion are? Guard Camp should beat them down a bit more so that they remember that Ge has three strong battalions (that they know of).

    Well, it has about as much connection to reality as most reality shows anyway…

  8. Thanks for the chapter
    How come he hasn’t thought of a way to better cash in on everyone’s interest in him

  9. Seems I was a bit too conservative with how much territory that Gu Liang Dao could grab with his army. 15 is not just slightly more then 1 🙂
    Still I can’t understand what the Xi Xuan sect was thinking. You got your best general with a decent brain, that is actually working, on repeated suicide missions to get rid of him. Then when the rumor he’s friends with the Mo floats they try to recall him. How else then giving the middle finger and going rogue can he respond. And that his army would follow him is a given since those as depicted are basically personality cults centered on the general (at least once they get to gold rank).

  10. I find myself wondering how the Body Xiu with Wish power is doing.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  11. The Daily Adventures of Ge. The latest slice of life Anime.
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    1. Definitely would watch that…but the amount of tags for that would be terrifying.Like:humour,romance,slice of life,gender bender,action,supernatural,adventure,military,beware of ancient granpas…wait,what? 😆

  12. Thanks for the chapter WYHCWE and WanderingGummiOfDoom! If the Mo have newspapers there would be a column reserved for Zuo Mo every issue haha.

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