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Chapter Nine Hundred and Fifteen – The Ending
Wei Sheng and Lin Qian faced off in the sky.
Almost the moment Lin Qian came forward to deliver the challenge, Wei Sheng flew out. For Wei Sheng, his main mission was to guarantee the safety of Gongsun Cha, Bie Han and the others. The only true threat to Gongsun Cha and the others was Lin Qian.
The two faced off in an empty jie.
“This place is suited for our final battle,” Wei Sheng said gravely.
Lin Qian smiled. “There is no need to harm the innocent in the battle between us. An empty place like this is a good battlefield.”
“You care about harming the innocent?” Wei Sheng laughed coldly.
“As long as it has no benefit for Kun Lun, I have no interest in killing people,” Lin Qian said honestly.
Wei Sheng’s eyes lit up. “As expected, you had a breakthrough.”
“A step slower than you.” Lin Qian shook his head. His expression didn’t show any pride. “Kun Lun’s greatest mistake was probably how we handled the Wu Kong Sword Sect.”
Wei Sheng said, “Kun Lun’s greatest mistake is its single-minded focus on itself. Are we the only ones to oppose Kun Lun?”
Lin Qian was silent.
Then he laughed and flicked the Immemorial Shen Sword with a finger.
The clear hum of the sword could be heard all over the jie.
“In the end, there aren’t so many rights and wrongs!” Lin Qian stood up straight, the smile on his face faded as his eyes became sharp. “Only victory and defeat!”
Wei Sheng shook his head. “Many things have nothing to do with victory and defeat.”
“Then what else is there?” Lin Qian smiled dismissively.
Wei Sheng’s eyes held an reminiscent light. His heart was completely serene. “Belief!”
Lin Qian did not argue but nodded. “True, however, you have your beliefs, I have mine! Let’s use the sword to determine victory and defeat!”
Lin Qian raised the shen sword in his hand.
“Yes!” Wei Sheng also raised the shen sword in his hand.
Liang Wei was most skilled in sneak attacks but a sneak attack of such a scale had never occurred before.
Actually, this could not count as a sneak attack.
When the allied yaomo army appeared on the territory of Kun Lun, all of Kun Lun sank in terror.
Liang Wei shook his head inside. If Kun Lun had known the Mo King who had just united the yaomo was Zuo Mo, they wouldn’t have dared to gambled it all.
The power of the two sides were not on the same level.
Compared to Lin Qian, King had much better cards.
When he thought of this, Liang Wei couldn’t help but still. He pondered it but he didn’t understand. When did King’s cards get so good without him realizing it?
He shook his head and pushed away his stray thoughts. They had nothing to do with him.
This battle had no difficulty for him. Lin Qian’s counterattack had required almost all of Kun Lun’s manpower. Along the way, they did not encounter any resistance, only panicked and hopeless crowds.
“Do not stop! Speed up! Push forward at the fastest possible speed!” Liang wei ordered.
The yaomo army swept Kun Lun like a wind.
“What!” Xue Dong’s face was ashen, his extremities cold. He murmured. “An allied yaomo army! They … … weren’t they about to start fighting?”
His voice trembled.
In the tent, everyone had pale expressions. They all knew what this meant.
They did not fear that Mo Cloud Sea would attack their rear. Every xiuzhe faction was against them, no one could escape. But the invasion of the allied yaomo army meant that Kun Lun had powerful enemies their front and back.
Kun Lun’s local defense brigades had little fighting power. They could not stop the advance of the allied yaomo army.
Even worse was that the news the yaomo army invasion would demoralize the army.
This was not a trained or elite army. The great majority of them were conscripts who had never even stepped on the battlefield half a month ago. Once they discovered that their families were in danger, then … …
Thinking of the terrifying consequences, Xue Dong shook. He immediately reacted and said harshly, “Send an order down, take away all sound tablets! No one is allowed to hide sound tablets! No one is allowed to communicate with the outside … …”
Before he finished, a figure stumbled in.
“Not good! Not good … …”
The outside was already a mess.
The already pale faces of the commanders became bloodless.
“The Heavens want Kun Lun dead!” Chao Xin murmured. He threw up a mouthful of blood and sank into unconsciousness.
“People of Kun Lun, if you surrender, if you return home, we promise not to harm your family and guarantee your property… …”
The sound tablet repeated the words that urged for surrender.
The same content was broadcast all over the Four Realms.
Even Mo Cloud Sea was astounded by the sudden occurrence. The secret that Zuo Mo was the Nether King was something only a select few in Mo Cloud Sea knew. The other people only knew that Zuo Mo would return soon.
Zuo Mo’s identity being exposed with an announcement was a fatal blow to Kun Lun’s forces.
Originally, Kun Lun had gathered the last of their strength to fight Mo Cloud Sea. Because they thought that if Kun Lun went all in, they could kill Mo Cloud Sea before dealing with the yaomo.
But the Nether King had actually been Zuo Mo. When this secret was exposed, all of Kun Lun sank into hopelessness!
All of them understood that they had no chance left.
Not one at all.
Their army had no purpose. Even if they could fight into Mo Cloud Sea, there was no meaning!
The two sides were on completely different levels of power.
The effect of the trump card that Zuo Mo had hidden for so long was great. If Zuo Mo had shown it prematurely, what he would have faced was a Kun Lun that had hidden in its turtle shell.
If Zuo Mo was going to bite through, he would have lost a few teeth.
Yet he kept on leaving Kun Lun hopes of victory, let Kun Lun gather the bravery to gamble everything, and at the last moment, delivered a fatal blow.
Kun Lun didn’t even have the chance to retaliate.
The rear was being swept through by the allied yaomo army. The army of two million four hundred thousand turned into a mess. The glory of Kun Lun seemed to completely disappear in this moment. Even if Xue Dong had ordered the patrols to kill deserters, they could not stop everyone.
Entire battalions were fleeing or surrendering.
They only wanted to return home, they only wanted to reunite with their family.
Fear spread like a plague!
This ocean of people that suffocated people’s hope had collapsed like an avalanche of snow.
Inside the tent, the wooden crowd of battle generals slowly recovered their spirits.
Xue Dong’s face was still pale but his gaze was so sharp it could stab through a person. “We have failed, Kun Lun has failed, we have no chance of victory. Let those that want to surrender surrender.”
He stood, and adjusted his shen equipment. His expression was dignified and solemn.
“If surrender becomes the image of Kun Lun’s final moments, it will be a great humiliation.”
“Oh Kun Lun! Even if you disappear, you need to be more brave to live up to your name.”
Mu Xuan stood up. Everyone else silently stood up.
They walked out of the tent. Outside the tent, there were only a few that were still standing outside.
Seeing Xue Dong and the others walk out, these xiuzhe started to organize into their ranks. There was no sound. From beginning to end, it was complete silence.
They stood in neat rows like rows of standing spears.
An enormous troop was moving towards them from the horizon.
The sword energies of the two continued to collide in the air!
The ripples of shen power caused the sky and earth to crack wherever they passed.
They were splitting the earth. Cracks appeared in the sky, and there were countless cracks in the ground. Earth fire sprouted up and rampaged.
The two sides did not hold back.
The two were covered in wounds but they did not seem to feel pain.
They had fought for ten days and nights without a moment of rest.
Suddenly, the two stopped.
The two of them looked into the distance.
People were coming!
Both sides knew whichever side was being reinforced had won. Only the victors would have the spare time to come.
When Lin Qian saw Zuo Mo at the lead, his face turned ashen, and his presence immediately disappeared.
Kun Lun had failed!
He forced himself to steady his wavering body. After fighting at full power for ten days and nights, he and Wei Sheng were at the end of their rope.
Both were just being supported by a breath.
There were many people behind Zuo Mo. A Gui, Zong Ru, Ceng Lian’er, Luo Li Wo Li, Lan, the old man. Each of them were pseudo god-level.
Zuo Mo had brought along all of Mo Cloud Sea’s pseudo god-level.
Lin Qian had a powerless grimace.
This meant the battle outside had finished, completely finished. Only then would Zuo Mo dare to bring all the experts.
Kun Lun … … in his hands … …
Lin Qian lowered his head to look dazedly at the Immemorial Shen Sword … …
A teardrop landed on the sword and turned into smaller droplets that flew up.
“Master, sorry … …”
The tears dropped onto the sword and fell along the sword.
“Master, sorry … … sorry … …”
He cried like a child.
Sky Moon Jie
Wu Kong Mountain.
The Wu Kong Mountain was covered overrun by weeds and overgrowth covered the ruins.
Zuo Mo and Wei Sheng looked at the weeds that had grown taller than they were. Without a word, they began to cleaning.
Soon, they had cleaned up all of Wu Kong Mountain.
The mountain was still here, but the people were gone.
“Shidi!” Wei Sheng suddenly spoke.
“Hm?” Zuo Mo turned his face.
“I plan to build a house and live here.” Wei Sheng had a reminiscing expression. “Let’s call it Sword House!”
“Alright!” Zuo Mo nodded. “Don’t forget to come my wedding to A Gui.”
“Haha! I want good wine!” Wei Sheng laughed.
The two exchanged a smile.
Translator Ramblings: And it’s over! Fang Xiang seems to always build up and then it never pays off. It’s more like a balloon slowly deflating than one that shoots out air and flies around.
I sort of stopped commenting to your comments over the past year as my life became busy. I’ve usually ended up reading all the comments in one go right before scheduling posts. I appreciate all the comments and it always brings a smile to my face when I see a familiar username pop up everyday.
And in reference to WanderingGummi’s note below, I really think the epilogue started when Zuo Mo came back alive in the Nether Realm. The climax was the battle with Chief Elder, the rest was just the denouement.
So I imagine people will think this ending was rushed and lacked excitement, but honestly the outcome was more or less set in stone after Zuo Mo became Nether King and conquered the Mo Marshall Alliance. So to me at least, everything after that battle has been a 20 chapter epilogue.
An amazing effort by Wyhcwe: two and a half years, one a day every day and never missed a day. I can’t make the same claim as I joined the team around chapter 70 (?). I also missed 1 chapter because of a silly counting mistake, I fixed it a few hours later but not sure that counts anymore. The experience has been amazing. The community has grown a lot over this time and there have been some big events, but our readers have been great the entire time. I can’t recall any negative interactions with readers. So, thank you for that.
I’m going to cheat today. You get two, because I have mixed feelings. Happy the project is finished and sad it is over.
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309 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Nine Hundred and Fifteen “The Ending””
I doubt this is going to be read, but I just want to join the voices giving their thanks for a wonderful story. It took me a bit longer than most people to finish reading everything, but this was a story I always knew I’d come back to.
Best wishes on whatever you’re working on now, and.. long live King Scalping Zombie!
Yes, King Scalping Zombie and his cohort of Halloween cliches.
My first time commenting.
Just wanted to thank you guys for your hard work and dedication. I really enjoyed world of cultivation. Hope you pick a new one and continue your great work.
Thank you very much.
Lol the ending is literally the end..wish there is some epilogue
The end is the end. Fang Xiang is terrible at endings.
It’s not that he’s terrible at endings, he’s just lazy as fuck. I don’t know if he stopped making money off the series and wanted to start something new, or if he just was tired of the story. I just know that compared to the first 60 chapters, this story has been on decline ever since. He wanted it to end, so it did. He skipped over everything that could be skipped. This story should have been 3000 chapters long, it ended in 900. That’s how badly the author skipped over content.
Its June, 2021. Binged this whole series in 23 days. Thanks to the person on reddit who suggested me this. Thanks to the amazing team here who have done an amazing job. I loved it.
Thank you very much for completing this wonderful translation project.
I know your current projects are also great. I know you have excellent taste. Hehehe.
I started to read it in May and now I finished, and I consider this the best light novel I read. Congratulations to make this possible. The final is a little abrubt, but I am happy, the most of stories was resolved, a lot of surprises were presented (like the fourth Mo God and Shi as Nether King). Congratulations to the translation team and to FX. If you know novels so good and well built like this, I hope you can indicate. Thanks!!!
If you haven’t read Coiling Dragon, go for it!
Thank you for all the hard work! It’s because of unsung heroes like you that i can waste my life reading obnoxious amounts of novels every day 😀
Who is still reading this?
i was thinking of reading over. but im afraid of the quality of work at the start,
Oh, I haven’t dared to go back. I’ll get the urge to re-translate. Or maybe it would be good for the first five or so ….
I just finished re-reading the story, I must admit after reading it all over a short period of time, there really were a lot of inconsistencies in the story, but in the grand scheme of things, it was pretty well written. Now if only Fang Xiang could rewrite the story, fix all the plotholes, deal with pacing issues, and give us a proper epilogue, that’d be amazing (I honestly think the story should’ve had 20-30 more chapters for the ending, and at least 5-10 chapters after the end). Also I’d prefer a rewritten story to include some chapters in the timeskip periods, just shove some character development and stuff in there, that’d be cool.
Anyway still a good read after all this time, I must still admit in the Xianxia / Xuanhuan genre this is either my favourite light novel, or second favourite. It’d be my favourite completed story, but Legend of the Cultivation God has such an amazing story for the 150 chapters that’re translated, I’m rather sad that I’ll propably never get the chance to read the finished story though, waaay too long for someone to want to translate it.
With that said though, once again thank you lot so very, very much that this amazing story has been translated, I hope you’re still doing well with whatever you’re doing now instead.
Ya I am fairly sad about the LotCG myself. Too bad no one else has picked it up.
I just binge read this, took me all of two weeks. The quality at the start isn’t the best, but the plot makes up for everything. My only wish is that you fix the next link throughout the entire story, that would streamline everything for the future readers you’re undoubtedly still drawing in. Thank you for the best light novel I’ve read in a while.
Thanks for the wonderful story and all your hard work. All the best in your future endeavours and be sure to get some well-earned rest.
It was an extremely enjoyable ride. Not only because of the amazing piece that is WoC, but also your hard work, commitment, and every detail in your releases. Hidden messages, remembering notes, thought sharing and the attitude of delivering the best within your reach.
I didn’t mind the feeling of a rushed ending compared to the whole story, but I did miss a bit an after world episode. Still a 10/10 overall!
I thank all of you and I’ll stay to read more projects!
thank you . just finished . held off for a long time to read this. amazing effort. i translated 12 chapters of a novel before,and couldn’t get close to trying to finish.gj
Thank you everyone for bringing this wonderful story to us. I have been reading since you translated the chapter when our beloved zombie face scalped someone for the first time. Oh what a ride it has been. Anxiety and lazyness have prevented me from posting comments but I am forever grateful for bringing me something more to live for, it’s stories like this that make the world a better place.
Mm just finished this. The first 100 chapters or so was so difficult to get past due to the show pace, uncertain direction of the story and the poor translation. So I’m afraid not many will read through, but i just say, thanks a lot for this, it was an enjoyable journey
Thanks for all the effort translating this. Very much enjoyed it. Though I find it amusing that even in the end he never got his original face back.
It’s okay, he became the richest man in the world (most likely).
Whoo, i just discovered this gem a few days ago, and i haven’t had a good night sleep since then. I was way too curious about the next development of the story! Finally i can rest now.
Shame about the ending, definitely rushed and a lot of wasted potential. I do agree that the final battle is the one against the chief elder of Tian Huan, after that it’s just steam rolling through all competition, all the suspense is lost.
Nevertheless, thank you very much to Fang Xiang, translator, editors, and all the people that has put their effort into this wonderful journey. Bless you all.
ugh bittersweet thanks for translating this novel binged it for the past 2 weeks just finished.
Thanks for reading! Now re-reading for the foreshadowing and buildup.
Thank you for this. I have faithfully used up about a week reading, sleeping, working and mom-ing but it has been an amazing journey!!Unforgettable!
Thanks for reading! Your likes fill my notifications.
This was great. The ending came and went and I feel like there should be more, but it was still a good story. And the sequel. I want to read it, but I am poor and lack soul stones. I have enough trouble reading the novels I have…
Thank you wyhcwe (I had to look for your name to spell it) and WanderingGummiOfDoom.
Now to find something else to binge. Any (Hopefully free) recommendations? I doubt I’ll get a response, though.
I’m not even sure that my username should be pronounced. I’m not sure I recommend the sequel to WoC on account of it rumored to having a worse abrupt ending than this one.
I tried to pronounce it and it sounds like a barbaric warcry or something. Thank you for the heads up, though.
Lol! Mentally, I feel it sounds like Whee!
Hello, 6 months late. But I would answer that the rumors are correct. Fang Xiang had health issues and he ended the novel prematurely long before anything near conclusive. While I don’t know what he had planned, but the story was at least midway or 3/4th when he ended it. Thanks for your and your editor’s work on WoC though. One of the novels I enjoyed the most.
Wickwe. The wych is pronounced like wick at least.
Oh … I like this!
Well, I’ve come to the end. The End😂
I’m not sure if wyhcwe or gummy is still reading this but I want to make sure that I thank you for the awesomeness of your work.
Even with the fact that I had to use the toc every few chapters to read it all you’re still awesome!!!
Thanks for reading!
Anybody else cried for lin qian? No, only me?
Well … he really lost his life’s work but his sect were pretty much tyrants from a certain point of view, ie Zuo Mo.
Thanks translator & editor
I cant hate anybody in this novel
Please receive this one’s bow of appreciation! Truly a marvelous translation. I got so used to all the ge’s and ye’s I almost started using them in casual conversations. Aside from this, the novel deserves the high rating it has on NU. Save for some neglected plot lines and an abrupt conclusion, it ranks atleast top 20 in all the wuxia/xianxia novels I have read. Again, many thanks to wyhcwe and gummie for your hard work!
Thank you 🙂
If the battle against the Chief Elder was supposed to be the climax I’m even more disappointed than I already was at the end of this chapter. That fight made no sense. Anyone above jindan wasn’t supposed to be able to cultivate shen power effectively, yet somehow the chief elder used his magical accumulations of ling power and obsession with broken shen glyphs to break into the god level. Then he kept BS’ing his way through the fight by opening holes in the void to avoid being hit. That’s just the kind of nonsense little kids do when they’re play fighting and they refuse to accept they aren’t winning.
Thank you so much for translating this story although the ending was rushed WoC is the best novel I have ever read I’d just hope that FX would rewrite the ending but still thank you so much. 😭 The story ended😭.
Thanks for such a great novel, at first Zuo mo fights against pests with his life. Later he had to survive with only formation. İn the end he became king 👑.
Thanks guys. You are a legends
this has been the best read for me since this lockdown started, I’ve heard about it many years ago when I just started reading webnovels but dismissed it due to the many good novels I was reading.. looking at it now of all this novels I’ve read I can only recommend 10 or 15 to others . WOC just made a place as the fifth best novel I’ve ever read. And about the ending, though it feels rushed and abrupt,I believe it’s always good to end a story when it still has its vigor else it would have been worse had it gone for more chapters.. And the one thing I love the most about this novel is the translator’s and editor’s ramblings, it made the novel feel much more than it’s worth.
So I say a big thank you Wychwe (I like the whee version of calling it) and wanderingGummiOfDoom(quite mouthful) for making the good novel an enjoyable read…
so if you can still see this after so many years, I hope you know that you’ve put a smile on a lot of faces and whatever you face in the future have more confidence in yourself that you are much more
Thanks for reading! The ending sucks but the buildup is so good I really try to ignore what it could have been.
just found this in nov its was such an enjoyable story, ramblings and comments were fun to read as well. so sad it ended. I thank humbly you for your hard work and dedication.
I’ve read through the novel three different times now, and this is the first time I could bring myself to read the end… I was so worried that the magic would fade if I finished it. I don’t think it’s faded, just changed into something more complete. This has always been one of my favorite books of all, and I’m full of a bizarre mix of sorrow and fulfillment. Thank you so much for your dedication in translating/editing/commenting on this.
Wow that was super abrupt but a fun ride nevertheless. I’ve binged read the whole thing over about a week. I’m still unsure of Zuo Mo’s origins though – what is he, really? Ancient remnant xiu? Or mo?
And what happened to the prisoners that they rescued from that tower that Pu Yao escaped from? They never showed up again.
Also at one point I thought Pu and Wei had already been freed from his consciousness but it seemed like they were stuck back in?
So many questions and unresolved plots….
I thank the translators and the editors for all your hard work and for some pretty hilarious ramblings. ^^
Thanks for the novel once again. I can’t remember if I commented all those years back, but this is my second time reading through the novel and it’s too nolstagic. Hope you guys are having a good time with the translations and such :D, miss coming for these updates honestly
Thanks so much for the translation; it was a very enjoyable ride over the past couple of weeks of massive binge reading!
The journey was great. Not a deep novel but the tone was very nice throughout, which requires skill in both writing and translating.
I didn’t mind the ending as much as others. Endings are always tough and I much prefer what was done here to something much more drawn out – it would have been tough to keep tension and interest once powers reached this stage.
Donation to Imagination Library in honor of “World of Cultivation” done.
Thank you very much for this translation. It was a great read.
Thanks for the memories. And thank you for the translation, translator notes and editor notes. Those little things made me, someone who read this story 4 years after the translation was completed, feel like part of the gang who read as the story was translated.
That’s why, thanks for the memories 🙂
But man, that ending made me actually laugh out loud. It was so abrupt. I was expecting at least a time skip to Zuo Mo with his children, but nope. “Come to my wedding” & “I want good wine” and then it ends… Still, the ending didn’t feel bad, so I can live with it.
I just finished today an started about a week ago what really makes me happy is the translator an the editors they did such a good job also this was a really fun and suspense novel, if he could just make beter payoffs this could be a 10/10, but even with all the bad things about it, it still an 8/10, the translator and editor makes this a 9/10.