JCG & SW Chapter 46

Uncle He summarised what happened these few days to Zhao Zun. Zhao Zun was already extremely shocked but upon seeing Ruan Qian Xiu, it was as if he’d seen a ghost

Ruan Qian Xiu said with cupped hands: “Sir, haven’t seen you in years.”

Zhao Zun scratched his hair and sighed: “What happened today is enough for me to digest. After you left, Yu Fa City erupted into chaos for a while. Second Gongzi and the clan leader disputed any times because of you. Now, Second Gongzi has already secretly left Yu Fa City, primarily to find you. However, since Da Liang City has become like this, clan leader shouldn’t have time to worry about you for a while.”

Yu Ren Shu asked: “Did the matter of Da Liang City already travel to Yu Fa City?”

“Da Liang City’s beacon has already been lit. Yu Fa City has definitely received the report long ago. Only when I left, clan leader hadn’t yet made any moves yet.” Zhao Zun looked towards Jiang Chao Ge, “The beacons of all the cities in the north have been quiet for hundreds of years. The lighting of the beacon this time puts the people of Yu Fa City in a state of anxiety as they don’t know what happened. I would never have guessed, no, no one would’ve guessed that it was actually…..”

Ruan Qian Xiu said: “Sir, saving people is more important. Let’s talk about any matters later.”

Zhao Zun nodded forcefully: “Right. Hurry prepare some medicinal herbs for me….”

A total of sixteen people were injured within the compound, most of whom had quite severe injuries. Zhao Zun was a level three spirit priest, a talent hard to come by in any city. His spiritual power was much more abundant than Uncle He. He first stabilised the mortal wounds of those heavily wounded, then treated them one by one.

Everyone busied themselves for an entire night and finally saved the lives of all that were wounded. Zhao Zun’s spiritual power had been completely consumed. It would take at least three to five days for it to recover. But Qi Ling Feng’s forces could arrive at any moment. They couldn’t stay for long and were extremely conflicted for a while.

After Zhao Zun healed Uncle He, the two went to find Jiang Chao Ge for a private conversation.

The three sat in the room, looking at one another, suddenly having a strange feeling. In this other world, to be able to come face to face to someone from their own world, what a wonderful destiny. But simultaneously, it also created a feeling of sympathy for those that suffered the same as themselves.

Jiang Chao Ge smiled, “Where are you two from?”

“We are both from Hui Du.”

“Oh, not far from my home.” Jiang Chao Ge shook his head, “In a blink of an eye, I’ve already been here for half a year.” He didn’t even dare think about how his company and properties were now. If he returned late, perhaps there won’t be anything left of everything he’d built up over the years. Fortunately, he was all alone in the world and didn’t have a single relative he cared about, otherwise time would crawl even more here.

Zhao Zun and Uncle He weren’t as unconstrained as him. Upon mentioning family, the two of them had tears flowing from aged eyes.

Speaking of the past, the three of them had many feelings. They chatted from their original world to Meng Sheng.

Speaking of Meng Sheng, Uncle He said with a pained heart: “I didn’t think I’d never be able to see Meng Sheng again. He ultimately still died in the hands of Ming Yin Association…..”

“In the end, what kind of grudge is there between Ming Yin Association and Chu Yun?”

Zhao Zun laughed coldly: “What other grudge could it be? Isn’t it because of the fight for Heaven grade spirit weapons, the majority of grudges in Tian Ling is related to spirit weapons? Only Ming Yin Association is vicious and cold blooded and isn’t the same as Chu Yun.”

“You said Chu Yun can help me?”

“Yes. Chu Yun has several powerful spirit weapon users scattered across Tian Ling. we rely on a extremely secretive method to keep in contact. These years we’ve been quietly infiltrating powerful families, waiting for an opportunity. Preparing and accumulating knowledge, hoping for a day we can return to our own world.” Zhao Zun looked at Jiang Chao Ge solemnly, “Little Jiang, your appearance, the materialisation of Divine grade spirit weapons, could be our opportunity. When Tian Ling falls into chaos, perhaps it’s precisely our time to take advantage of the situation and fulfil our own goals.”

“The State Preceptor is already dead. We now have two clues. One is the State Preceptor successor You Zhun. But he is too young and may not know the method of returning to our world. The other one is the ancient rare beast White Marsh. It’s said that his wisdom is as profound as the ocean. There is nothing in the human world he doesn’t know. These two clues both aren’t very scalable. We are now fugitives, unable to return to the royal capital and we also don’t know where the White Marsh is. So right now I need help, a lot of help. Help me find more Divine grade spirit weapons, find the White Marsh!”

Zhao Zun said excitedly: “After the State Preceptor died, we became dispirited for a long time. But your appearance has given us renewed hope. You actually control a Divine grade spirit weapon!” Zhao Zun took out a letter, “I heard you want to go to the west. This is information on the three people of Chu Yun that’s currently in the west. The west doesn’t have any powerful spirit weapon users, but has the type of people you need.”

“Who?”

“Spirit priests.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s eyes lit up. Zhao Zun was right. After experiencing Yu Ren Shu getting injured and a.so witnessing Da Liang City being razed to the ground, they all deeply understood the value and importance of spirit priests. Unfortunately spirit priests were very difficult to find. Spirit priests that reach level three like Zhao Zun were ever rarer and most were already monopolised by nobles. It was impossible for any to be left for them. But it would be a different story if the spirit priest was a other world person. They stood in the same battle line.

“What kind of person is this?” Jiang Chao Ge asked happily.

“He is possibly the earliest otherworld person to transmigrate here and is over seventy. But because he’s a spirit priest, seventy is considered young. He is one of the founders of Chu Yun and has information on all the members of Chu Yun. When you meet him, if his willing to go with you great. Even if he’s unwilling, he’ll definitely introduce you to many people. Those people are powerful people I don’t even know the whereabouts of. Take the letter I’ve written and memorise the password on the other sheet of paper.”

Jiang Chao Ge received the letter and said gratefully: “Thank you. I really need a spirit priest.”

Zhao Zun sighed: “Unfortunately I have an important role in Yu Fa City otherwise I’ll go with you. When you reach the west, you must find this elder quickly. Little Jiang, I rest my hopes with you, you must stay safe.”

Jiang Chao Ge nodded fiercely: “You two can relax, I will definitely successfully fulfil this mission.”

Qi Ling Feng had already brought a large number of troops and rushed to Da Liang City. Even Qi Ran Jun temporarily gave up on searching for Ruan Qian Xiu and rushed over to Da Liang City to help. After all, this was a great catastrophe hard to encounter in the north for hundreds of years. A whole city being destroyed. If the situation wasn’t controlled properly it would very quickly spread throughout Tian Ling. Then the safety of the north and Qi Ling Feng’s prestige would suffer a heavy blow.

When they left, Ren Wang had said that Qi Ling Feng’s troops were less than a hundred Li from Da Liang City. They bid a solemn farewell to the people within the compound. Zui You erased or manipulated the memories of traumatised children. Everyone sat on Ren Wang’s back and left Da Liang City as if flying.

Watching the practically destroyed Da Liang City gradually getting further away, everyone’s mood was very heavy. If they couldn’t stop Xiao Xue as well as other ruthless ancient rare beasts that could appear, then there would very quickly be a second, a third Da Liang City. In that moment, the group of people who knew they’d all witnessed the core of the secret, a sense of mission arose.

That was also the first time a sense of cohesion formed in this misshapen group.

“So comfortable.” Zhi Xuan sat cross legged on Ren Wang’s body contently, one hand grabbing Ren Wang’s fur, one hand holding a jar of alcohol. The piercingly cold wind whipped past, making his hair flutter wildly in the air, “Ren Wang, you are very comfortable as a saddle horse.”

Ren Wang humphed: “You can’t even be a saddle horse right now. Truly sad when you think about it.”

Zhi Xuan narrowed his eyes, “Wait till I regain my true form. I’ll definitely pick a fight with you.”

“Hehe, between us only you’re so warlike. If it wasn’t because this life is endless and dull, no one would pay attention to you.”

“So what if I’m warlike? Living for so long without dying, what else can you do other than fight?”

“You stayed with Yin Chuan for so long, how could you haven’t been influenced by him at all? He spent a millennium teaching you to read, how come he didn’t teach you kindness, respect and righteousness?”

“Why do I have to learn the knowledge of humans? Only Yin Chuan would be interested in humans, praising them nonsensically. What good are humans? Selfish, hypocritical, greedy, short lived.” Zhi Xuan glanced at Jiang Chao Ge, pushed the alcohol jar to his lips and said unhappily: “Drink some alcohol to warm your insides. It’ll be cold again soon.”

Jiang Chao Ge took a gulp of alcohol and teased, “Zuzong, this is all human made.”

“What did I say wrong?” Zhi Xuan glared at him, “Back then, Yin Chuan wanted to live together with humans and did his best to help humans. In the end, humans calculated his worth. On the surface humans revere us but as soon as we turn our backs they call us monsters and want to find a way to kill us. I don’t feel like talking about other more shameless things.”

Long Xiang was originally meditating with arms wrapped around himself. Upon hearing what was said, he opened his eyes: “If there are despicable, shameless humans, there will be kind and honest humans. Just like you rare beasts, there are ones like Xiao Xue that’re ruthless and addicted to killing. There are also ones like the Yin Chuan you speak of theatre grounded and tolerant. How can you lump different things together?”

Zhi Xuan’s eyes widened: “Hairy brat, who allowed you to speak with me!”

Long Xiang closed his eyes once more.

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “Zhi Xuan, Long Xiang is right. There are innumerable humans, both good and bad. You’re discussing humans but don’t you also have a human you like?” He pointed to himself with a wink.

Zhi Xuan’s expression relaxed slightly, gaze helplessly drifting towards Jiang Chao Ge’s lips unable to restrain a faint smile: “There’s a bit of logic.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s heart thumped. He was actually struck by Zhi Xuan’s deeply moving eyes. Being pretty was really an unfair advantage. No matter how low their IQ and EQ, just by looking at that face, one was unable to be annoyed anymore.

The sound of Ren Wang’s light laughter drifted towards them on the wind: “Zhi Xuan, you’ve lived for thousands of years and still aren’t as sensible as a ten twenty year old human.”

Zhi Xuan said resentfully: “Shut up.”

Liu Qing Ming heard this and couldn’t help but smile.

Zui You crawled to Liu Qing Ming’s side in curiosity and said all smiles: “Sir, your eyes….”

Liu Qing Ming didn’t mind and smiled: “I was born blind.”

“Then how could you become a spirit weapon user.”

“Because when I was young, I discovered that I could see the world through the eyes of beasts. In order to better see the world, I cultivated with all my might just to have more and better rare beasts. Liu Qing Ming said deeply moved, “I’m very lucky I met Ren Wang.”

Ren Wang laughed lightly and said boldly: “You truly are very lucky. In this world, other than me, who can take you to see this kind of scenery.”

Yu Ren Shu stroked the stubble that he had yet to take care of on his chin: “Seeing the world through a beasts’ eyes, this is my first time hearing about it.”

“People with spiritual power can all control spirit beasts’ brain, deciding their movements. But it seems as if only I have discovered we can unify with their eyes. I think perhaps it’s because I’m the only blind spirit weapon user, so I unconsciously work hard towards this direction, desperately wanting to see, to see. One day, I could really see.”

Zui You said curiously: “So now that Ren Wang’s eyes are here, can you only see the scenery in front of Ren Wang’s eyes and can’t see us?” As he finished speaking, he waved his hand across Liu Qing Ming’s face and also wanted to touch his light lips but was dragged back by Long Xiang and given a warning look.

“That’s right.” Liu Qing Ming took a deep breath and revealed a simple and elegant smile, “So beautiful, a world of snow as far as the eye can see.” In that instant, a moving light seemed to be reflect in his pure white eyes.

Jiang Chao Ge suddenly envious of this kind of unity, trusting and mutually in need of each other. But upon reconsideration, he and Zhi Xuan weren’t bad either and also had deep feelings. He couldn’t help but glance at Zhi Xuan. Zhi Xuan also coincidentally looked towards him, gaze actually producing the illusion of ‘heat’ within Jiang Chao Ge.

Jiang Chao Ge felt his scalp crawl somewhat. Had the enthusiasm Zhi Xuan felt towards him really become somewhat troublesome?

Ren Wang took them over Bei Yue Mountain and fully left the north.


Translator’s Corner

My uni restarted this week so I’m dying inside 🙃

On the other hand tho, enjoy this chapter guys! XD

JCG & SW Chapter 45

Jiang Chao Ge was somewhat surprised, but upon careful thought it was also reasonable. Unless it was something extremely important, why would he shoulder the grim reputation of killing a woman and look for Blood Temple to assassinate Ruan Qian Xiu. No matter how many reasons there were for Ruan Qian Xiu to die, if such news were to spread it’ll influence Qi Ling Feng’s reputation anyway. He quietly waited for Ruan Qian Xiu to continue.

Ruan Qian Xiu said heavily: “I really did intend to steal a Qi Clan cultivation manual at the start. If the cultivation manuals of the four big clans aren’t passed down, they’ll be lost. But that one was one that was not passed to people of a different surname. After Qi Ling Feng brought me back to Qi mansion, he practically didn’t care about me anymore. I learnt martial arts from guests of Qi mansion since childhood. Spiritual cultivation techniques were also learnt here and there and were combined without a system. By the time I wanted to break through the Foot Yang Ming Stomach Meridian and obtain the strength of a level three spirit weapon user, I discovered that I couldn’t accomplish it no matter what. So much so that because I was too irritable and carelessly moved spiritual power, I almost deviated. At that time, I realised I needed an orthodox spiritual cultivation technique, thus I became interested in the idea of Qi Clan techniques. I planned for no less than a year and snuck into the secret room Qi Ling Feng used to house rare treasures passed through family and took a the first Qi Clan cultivation manual.”

Zhi Xuan clutched Jiang Chao Ge’s collar. Their eyes met, seeming to have some sort of premonition.

Ruan Qian Xiu continued: “The first cultivation manual of Qi Clan, was written by the first founder of Qi Clan. That manual could only be read by each successive clan leader. It could only be imparted to the disciples of Qi Clan through mouth and ear. That time I still didn’t know I had taken such an important thing. When I got the first manual, I immediately memorised the techniques. But when I turned to the last part I discovered that other than orthodox cultivation techniques, Qi Clan actually also had unorthodox techniques. That was the cultivation technique of getting past the legendary Eight Extraordinary Meridians.”

Jiang Chao Ge froze and muttered: “Eight Extraordinary Meridians…..” He’d initially heard about the Eight Extraordinary Meridians cultivation path at Old Meng’s place. The reason this cultivation path was called unorthodox was because of one word: demonic. It’s cultivation speed was at least two times faster than the twelve orthodox paths. Additionally, the lower the spiritual power, the faster the improvement. If paired with high level spirit pills, one can reach a cultivation level that takes others several years to reach. Of course, although this kind of demonic path sounds alluring, not many people have dared to try it. Some spirit weapon users’ expressions even change upon hearing about it. That was because the majority of spirit weapon users that walked this demonic path ultimately ended up deviating and dying unnatural deaths. Additionally, walking the demonic path of Eight Extraordinary Meridians, doesn’t even have a proper manual to this day to allow people to safely break through each meridian. The higher the level of spiritual power, the more difficult it is to increase cultivation. In the end, in order to pursue a promotion in levels, many people will take a desperate risk, forcefully breaking through the meridians. There were once many promising spirit weapon user that gradually disappeared because they went on the demonic path of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians. From then on, almost no one had dared to try that demonic path.

“You also know that cultivating the path of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, there is not a single ‘complete’ one. Those without knowledge could very possibly deviate while trying to break through the second meridian. Those more advanced could break through the Second Yin Heel Meridian and would practically already reach the strength of a level six, seven spirit weapon user and have little opponents. However, no one has ever broken through Second Yin Heel Meridian. There also isn’t a complete Eight Extraordinary Meridians manual to teach you how to break through the last two meridians and reach the perfection of a level nine spirit weapon user.” Ruan Qian Xiu took a deep breath, “But within this Qi Clan manual, there actually is.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s heart beat extremely fast. No matter how risky it was, extreme power always sounded incomparably alluring to people, particularly this kind that allowed one to cut corners, “You mean, that Qi Clan manual was a complete manual of how to cultivate the Eight Extraordinary Meridians path including how to break through the last two meridians?”

Ruan Qian Xiu nodded: “That’s right. When I discovered this, I realised I’d seen something I shouldn’t have. Although I was also very tempted, I didn’t dare try because I’d heard and seen too many examples of failure and yet not one of success. The reason why Qi Clan could dominate the north and become the most powerful military force of the aristocrats in all of Tian Ling was because the cultivation method of Qi Clan was the fastest and most effective at improving a spirit weapon user’s strength. Other clans, like Fan Clan of the west and Que Clan of the east, their cultivation methods put more emphasis on the cultivation of spirit priests and spirit weapon masters. Only Qi Clan is specifically for spirit weapon users. It can be said that in the whole of Tian Ling, you can’t find a spirit weapon user cultivation manual better than Qi Clan’s. But precisely because it’s like that, each successive leader of Qi Clan has guarded the secret of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians demonic path manual, not daring to try it for themselves, but also not daring to let it be passed down. This is more than enough to prove some things and that is with regards to the safety of this method, they also don’t have any certainty.”

Jiang Chao Ge nodded: “Indeed, not using such a good manual would be such a shame.”

“Elder brother Jiang, I trust that you understand my meaning when I tell you this. I told you about this demonic method. Whether you use it or not is up to you.”

Jiang Chao Ge took a deep breath: “Why did you decide to tell me? Even if Qi Ling Feng wanted to kill you, you didn’t plan on leaking this manual right?”

“Of course. This demonic method could send the whole continent into upheaval, how could I leak it? Only Qi Ling Feng would never believe me, so he wants to kill me. I can understand.” A trace of grief crossed Ruan Qian Xiu’s jade like face. “the reason I told you isn’t because I want to get revenge for Jiao Jiao. More importantly, seeing the devastation in Da Liang City today, thinking that that monster has no one to stop him and could potentially destroy countless Da Liang Cities. Even the gradual awakening twelve ancient rare beasts, without knowing how many of these monsters there are, I just…..”

Zhi Xuan curled his lip, “I’m different from Xiao Xue.”

Ruan Qian Xiu said gravely: “Before, when I heard you wanted to stop the ancient rare beasts from reawakening otherwise the human world will sink into chaos, I actually thought it had nothing to do with me. But today….. I realised that it’s impossible for this calamity to be irrelevant to anyone.” She looked at Jiang Chao Ge, eyes blazing like torches, “You are the only one I trust and has the ability to stop Xiao Xue. Only you are still way too weak. I want you to become stronger.”

Zhi Xuan frowned: “This demonic method could very possibly kill Jiang Chao Ge. What kind of intentions do you harbour?”

Ruan Qian Xiu said sternly: “In comparison to the demonic path, getting chased by Xiao Xue is more imminent, more deadly right? Ren Wang will part ways with us sooner or later. At that time if we were found by Xiao Xue, what could we use to protect ourselves?”

Zhi Xuan said arrogantly: “I only need to protect Jiang Chao Ge. What does your life or death have to do with me?”

Jiang Chao Ge patted his back reassuringly and whispered: “There is logic in her words.”

Zhi Xuan looked at him with wide eyes, “Don’t humans die when they deviate?”

“It’ll be fine as long as I don’t try to break through the last two meridians. I only hope to have enough spiritual power to summon your true form. I’ve never thought of reaching the perfection of a level nine spirit weapon user. But if I remain as weak as I am now, it’ll shorten my life instead.” For him, he only wanted to survive and return to his world and didn’t want to reach great heights in this world at all. As long as he doesn’t try to forcefully break through that meridian this vein, wouldn’t he be safe?

Ruan Qian Xiu shook her head, “Matters are perhaps not that simple. Otherwise many spirit weapon users could just stop after breaking through the second meridian, why would they still seek to improve? When you really reach that boundary, you won’t be satisfied with the present.”

“I can, because what I pursue is completely different.” Jiang Chao Ge said resolutely: “In my world, spiritual power is useless. I don’t need that much spiritual power.” As long as he could return home!

Zhi Xuan frowned severely, also conflicted.

Ruan Qian Xiu sighed: “Elder brother Jiang, this demonic path could very well kill you. You have to think it through.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “I don’t think there is anything more unfavourable than my current situation.” This kind of weak and powerless feeling was worse than death to him. He’d rather deviate than die uselessly

Ruan Qian Xiu fished out a pouch from her waist: “You have to promise not to spread it to a third person.”

“I promise.”

She threw the pouch to Jiang Chao Ge: “Burn it after you memorise it.” She sighed seeming to have released a burden only to take up a new one.

Jiang Chao Ge squeezed the light thing in his hand, yet his palms began to sweat. The danger of demonic cultivation, Ruan Qian Xiu had already told him clearly. But what other choice did he have?

“Elder brother Jiang, I’ve decided to go with you to Kun Lun Fairylands. I can’t die now, at least not at the hands of Blood Temple.”

“Alright!” Jiang Chao Ge was just about to say something. Zhi Xuan leapt down from his lap, transforming into his adult form in an instant. He seized the pouch in his hands, then turned around and walked towards the house.

“Zhi Xuan?” Jiang Chao Ge froze and hurried chased after him.

Zhi Xuan’s back faced Jiang Chao Ge as he said coldly: “You really plan to use this?”

Jiang Chao Ge looked at Zhi Xuan’s cold figure and discussed: “Don’t you want to materialise earlier?”

“But I don’t want you to die early!” Zhi Xuan turned his face around, anger written all over it.

Jiang Chao Ge walked over, pressed Zhi Xuan’s shoulder and said calmly: “Zhi Xuan, I’m already at death’s door. Not just me, every single one of us has a knife to our throats. Although Yu Ren Shu and Tian Rong are powerful, they are no match for Divine spirit beasts. Just like Ruan Qian Xiu said, next time we meet Xiao Xue without Ren Wang, how will we protect ourselves? Ren Wang already saved us twice, there won’t be a third time.”

“But I…..”

“Perhaps you have a way to save me, but what about others? I can’t just watch them die. Additionally, your method is definitely as a last resort. I can’t always rely on you. I want to use your true strength, otherwise it’ll be harder and harder for us in the future.”

Zhi Xuan gritted his teeth, a single hand grabbing his waist, pulling his body into his embrace: “Why would you rather use such a dangerous method than….”

“Than….what?”

Zhi Xuan swallowed, seemingly as if he was too embarrassed to say it, a blush slowly crawling up his cheeks. He said fiercely: “Than willingly mate with me!”

Jiang Chao Ge’s entire body stiffened. After being petrified for a while, he asked cautiously: “Do you….. actually want to?”

Zhi Xuan said angrily: “Who said I want to!”

Jiang Chao Ge released a breath: “That also isn’t some right path either. Since we both don’t hold any interest, why….”

Zhi Xuan’s big hand suddenly caught the back of Jiang Chao Ge’s head, neck and forcefully blocked his lips.

Jiang Chao Ge frowned, surprise flashing across his eyes, expression becoming somewhat serious. He could sense that Zhi Xuan’s feelings towards him had changed. This wasn’t some good omen. They were a man and beast and originally weren’t living beings from the same world. They shouldn’t grow any cumbersome feelings otherwise when the day came for him to leave, how could he leave cleanly?

After Zhi Xuan held onto Jiang Chao Ge’s lips, he began trying to suck, gnaw and bite. On hand steadied Jiang Chao Ge’s head, one hand tightly grabbed the clothes on Jiang Chao Ge’s back. He seemed somewhat nervous as his strength was rather rough. Jiang Chao Ge pushed lightly a few times, discovered it couldn’t be moved and could only give up, not daring to anger him.

Zhi Xuan’s kissing technique was young and inexperienced, yet it was no match for that concentration and earnestness. Jiang Chao Ge hadn’t been intimate with anyone for a long time. Although the one kissing him right now was male, the lips had the same softness, breaths also held the same warmth. Slowly, his mood actually became somewhat aroused, only awkwardness and worry covered up this sliver of arousal. He ultimately didn’t do any form of reciprocation, allowing Zhi Xuan to taste something new from the inside and out.

After Zhi Xuan released him, his breathing was uneven, cheeks bright red, golden pupils dyed with a bit of embarrassment. He stared at Jiang Chao Ge unblinkingly, somewhat humiliated yet also somewhat expectant.

Jiang Chao Ge didn’t dare rebuke him but also couldn’t have a reaction. He only calmly pushed him away: “What’s going on with you today?”

Zhi Xuan was astonished. He didn’t expect Jiang Chao Ge to have such a calm reaction as if the two had just eaten a meal. Both Jiang Chao Ge and Zui You had told him that kissing was for expressing fondness. If placed in the context of the beast world, wouldn’t it be equal to seeking a mate? Could it be he misunderstood? Why didn’t Jiang Chao Ge look any different? For an instant, he didn’t even know if he should be angry or disappointed. He thought that something was somehow off yet couldn’t express it. He pushed Jiang Chao Ge irritably and said incoherently: “What do you mean!”

Jiang Chao Ge was baffled: “What do you mean what do you mean?”

Zhi Xuan couldn’t express it, grabbing a teacup on the table in haste and smashing it on the ground angrily.

“Zuzong ah, take it easy. This is the only room that didn’t collapse.”

Zhi Xuan met his eyes angrily. After glaring at Jiang Chao Ge for a while, he suddenly took a step forward, pressing Jiang Chao Ge to the wall and said with heavy breaths: “I want to.”

Jiang Chao Ge couldn’t process it for a moment: “What?”

“What do you think!” Zhi Xuan’s face was flushed a bright red. That appearance of him gritting his teeth looked as if he wanted to swallow Jiang Chao Ge.

Jiang Chao Ge suddenly understood what Zhi Xuan ‘wanted’. He felt nervous in his heart but looking at Zhi Xuan’s irritable yet inexpressible manner, he simultaneously felt the urge to laugh. He didn’t know if autumn had arrived. This thousand year old rare beast actually developed feelings towards him? What should he do, he didn’t want to!

Zhi Xuan said angrily: “You speak!”

Jiang Chao Ge could only act dumb: “You want to what?”

Zhi Xuan flared up, using his mouth to bite Jiang Chao Ge’s neck. He currently couldn’t be compared to when he was in child form. This bite was in the midst of anger and didn’t control his strength, making Jiang Chao Ge give a pained cry.

Zhi Xuan jumped and looked at the row of teeth marks on the neck which was already bleeding. He blinked, looking at Jiang Chao Ge’s grimaced appearance and felt a little guilty.

Jiang Chao Ge stretched out his hand to touch it. Zhi Xuan caught his hand, pressed against his side, dipped his head and began using his tongue to lick the wound on his neck. One after another, movements extremely tender. That soft tongue slid across the torn skin and felt somewhat stinging. But Zhi Xuan’s saliva had healing properties and it slowly felt less painful.

Jiang Chao Ge sighed, thinking to himself what kind of devil had he created? How did he and Zhi Xuan end up in this awkward situation?

After Zhi Xuan finished licking, he licked his lips wanting to continue somewhat and whispered: “Does it still hurt?”

Jiang Chao Ge nodded.

Zhi Xuan hugged his waist, resting his head on his shoulder and said lightly, “You deserved it.”

Jiang Chao Ge didn’t know whether to cry or laugh: “Why did I deserve it?”

“……. You just deserved it.”

Jiang Chao Ge softly tugged at that pouch in his hands. Zhi Xuan clenched his fist, not wanting to give it. Jiang Chao Ge advised: “Zhi Xuan, I need this. We all need this.”

Zhi Xuan was silent for a long time before loosening his hand: “You can’t break through whatever that meridian was. As long as you have the spiritual power to summon my true form to fight, that’s enough.”

“Relax, I understand.”

Zhi Xuan said awkwardly: “Back then, did you feel good?”

“Mn?”

“Kissing. Did it feel good?”

Jiang Chao Ge gloomily discovered that he couldn’t avoid this topic no matter what and could only say: “It felt ok.”

“What do you mean ok? Zui You said as long as you do it right, it’s a happy thing. Was it not done right? Then let’s…..”

“Enough!” Jiang Chao Ge said hurriedly: “It felt good, it felt pretty good.”

Zhi Xuan revealed a satisfied expression: “I also felt good.” He lowered his head, “Then let’s do it again.” Enveloping Jiang Chao Ge’s lips after speaking and beginning to kiss earnestly.

Jiang Chao Ge was awash in a cold sweat. He knew perfectly well that indulging in Zhi Xuan like this was dangerous, yet he couldn’t simply push the devilish brat away. Before they formed a contract, he didn’t dare offend Zhi Xuan in any way. But with this current trend, Zhi Xuan was becoming increasingly interested in the other method of forming a contract with each passing day. Did he really have to sacrifice himself? He had never done it with a man and didn’t know if he’d be able to stand up to it……

Just as Zhi Xuan was beginning to gnaw more vigorously, kissing Jiang Chao Ge’s lips swollen, Ren Wang returned at the right moment.

Jiang Chao Ge obtained a great pardon and hurried pushed Zhi Xuan away. If they continued to kiss like this he wouldn’t be able to control it anymore: “Ren Wang has returned!”

Zhi Xuan emitted an unsatisfied mutter, “So what if he’s returned, what does it have to do with you?” He hugged Jiang Chao Ge, refusing to let go.

“He must’ve brought Zhao Zun back, I must go look.”

Everyone that could still move in the compound had all walked out. Ren Wang carried a deathly pale person and threw him into the courtyard and actually said in surprise: “He seemed to have been scared stupid.”

Jiang Chao Ge looked at the middle aged person sitting paralysed on the ground and felt somewhat sympathetic. He helped Zhao Zun up: “Sir? Sir?”

Zhao Zun returned to his senses: “What’s going on?” He surveyed his surroundings seeming to be looking for something, “That’s, that’s the White Tiger?”

“Sir please come in.” Jiang Chao Ge forcefully pulled him into the room and pointed at Uncle He lying in bed: “You listen, I’ll explain in detail.”

After Zhao Zun saw Uncle He, he seemed to have understood something but was still full of questions: “How did Da Liang City become this way? Also what did you bring me here for?”

Uncle He pointed at Jiang Chao Ge weakly: “Zhao Zun, this youth is the same as us and is also possibly the last hope of us returning home.”


Foot Yang Ming Stomach Meridian/足阳明胃经- sorry guys I dun exactly know how to explain this but I hope an image will help

Deviated/走火入魔- when they say deviation they refer to kind of loss of control of spiritual power in the user which may end up killing them. If you’ve read other cultivation type novels like GDC you’ll know what I mean.

Eight Extraordinary Meridians/奇经八脉- so as mentioned in this novel, there are twelve normal meridians and then these eight extraordinary ones.

Second Yin Heel Meridian/阴跷、阳跷二脉- I think this particular meridian is one of the points the left heel


Translator’s Corner

Woah woah woah there Zhi Xuan, calm your horses. You seriously be wanting to kiss Jiang Chao Ge to oblivion huh? 👀 Side note: the way Jiang Chao Ge said he had never been with a man before implied that he thinks he’ll top 🌚

There were a lot of terms in this chapter relating to acupuncture points. Since I don’t have any prior knowledge of acupuncture I could only translate them according to the research I did so feel free to point out any mistakes I might’ve made

Also I recently set up a Ko-Fi account, so if you guys wanna support me or commission any translations or short stories, buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/fishbowl707 XD

JCG & SW Chapter 44

Walking in Da Liang City, looking at the tragically messy and broken scene, everyone was speechless.

The whole city seemed as if countless huge boulders had rolled over it, destroying more than half of it. Crumbling walls blocked the streets and bodies could be seen everywhere. The sound of anguished wailing and blood curdling screams entered one’s ears continuously, making everyone’s heart pound. Even the atmosphere was flooded with the feeling of fear and pain.

Yu Ren Shu clenched his fists tightly, face ghostly pale, eyes red. Jiang Chao Ge and Long Xiang couldn’t bear to look directly at it, boundless anger rising in their hearts.

Liu Qing Ming bit his lip and whispered: “Ren Wang, we shouldn’t have let Xiao Xue go….”

Ren Wang sighed: “With your current strength, you still can’t kill him. Thousands of years have passed, Xiao Xue is still obsessive and evil.

Zhi Xuan humphed coldly: “Evil creature.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s ears were flooded fearful screams. There were talking of the same thing: a huge crimson rare beast had wiped out Da Liang City. This was the first time Jiang Chao Ge had come face to face with the destructive power of ancient rare beasts. It was even more crude and blunt than just looking at them. Recalling that Zhi Xuan had said that this wasn’t even a hair of their strength, Jiang Chao Ge felt his back grow cold.

“Rare beast! It’s a rare beast!” A boy with a face full of blood pointed at Ren Wang and screamed: “Rare beast! Monster!” He grabbed a stone and threw it at Ren Wang forcefully.

Ren Wang shifted his head slightly and dodged the stone, grey pupils looking at that boy calmly. It was unknown what he was thinking. His grandeur was oppressive, a calm prestige. Even just standing there expressionlessly, it made awe rise in one’s heart.

The boy’s mother seemed to have crawled over, scooping the boy into her embrace. She looked at Ren Wang fearfully, her body trembling uncontrollable.

“Rude and ignorant humans.” Ren Wang said indifferently: “I’m definitely not a monster.”

Liu Qing Ming grabbed his hand and whispered: “Ren Wang, don’t be angry.”

Ren Wang didn’t speak and continued to walk forward.

Liu Qing Ming seemed to release a breath.

Jiang Chao Ge suddenly realised that in the eyes of these ancient rare beasts, humans were really as insignificant as ants. They really wouldn’t care about the life and death of ants. The only difference was, some rare beasts were compassionate towards ants, some were neither compassionate nor hateful and purely disregarded them. There were also some that found amusement in murdering ants. He rejoiced that Zhi Xuan was at least the second type. If the one he had summoned was Xiao Xue, no matter how selfish and cold he was, he couldn’t stand by and watch his own hands be stained by the innocent blood of his own species.

They walked past the whole Main Street in complete disorder and arrived at compound at the outskirts of the city. Upon seeing that completely destroyed compound, the last sliver of hope in their hearts also shattered.

Walking into the compound, Ruan Qian Xiu was half kneeling on the ground, back upright and perfectly straight. Her head hung low, long hair covering half of her pale face, making one unable to see her expression. In front of her eyes, Jiao Jiao’s small and thin body was crushed under a pile of debris, fresh blood dying a large patch of earth.

Long Xiang turned his head away, youthful face full of discomfort.

Jiang Chao Ge walked over and looked at Jiao Jiao’s deathly pale face which used to be lively, feeling extremely uncomfortable in his heart.

Ruan Qian Xiu used a trembling hand to stroke Jiao Jiao’s soft thin hair and said in a low voice almost imperceptible to the ear: “When I arrived, she hadn’t breathed her last yet.”

Jiang Chao Ge crouched down, big hand squeezing her slender shoulder. This woman had always been very fierce and brave in his eyes, yet he didn’t expect her shoulders to be so thin, as if squeezing with a little more strength could crush them. With just this pair of shoulders, she brought herself up to adulthood with no support, sought to survive within the constantly crowded Qi Clan, and could use a pair of crescent blades to perfection. Jiang Chao Ge rarely looked up to women. In his life, there had never been an important female figure. Ruan Qian Xiu was the first woman he truly admired.

Ruan Qian Xiu’s turned her face around, eyes blood red, face bathed in tears yet her gaze was as sharp as a hawk, carrying heavy anger and hatred, “I promised I would get revenge for her.”

Jiang Chao Ge said heavily: “We will make Ming Yin Association pay sooner or later.”

Yu Ren Shu waited for people to remove the debris, leapt over the wall and dug out quite a few children that were still alive along with a heavily injured Uncle He.

They placed the people into a building that had yet to collapse. They looked at the children continuously crying in pain, but were at a loss of what to do. The whole of Da Liang City was already a great mess. There weren’t any doctors to be found at all let alone spirit priests. Uncle He’s wounds weren’t light. He maintained his own life with spiritual power and was in no way able to help others.

Jiang Chao Ge took out all of the medicine in Na Wu Pouch. Those were all good medicine taken from Yu Ren Shu’s quarters. If it were normal flesh wounds, rubbing it on would be effective. But if the injury was internal or bone related, there was nothing it could do.

Uncle He called Jiang Chao Ge to the side, grabbed his arm and said weakly: “Sir, I have something I want to say to you.”

Jiang Chao Ge said reassuringly: “You have to recuperate now. Whatever you wan to say can be said after you’re healed.”

Uncle He took a deep breath, “It must be said now…… Sir please tell me, why do you want to find Wang Qin?”

Jiang Chao Ge froze. At such a time, why would Uncle He ask this question? His heart immediately became vigilant: “Uncle He, do you know of Wang Qin’s whereabouts?”

“You answer me first!” Uncle He exerted too much strength. The wound on his belly hurt so much his face twisted.

Jiang Chao Ge hesitated, “I was told by an old friend that passed away to come specifically to Da Liang City to find him.”

“That old friend, what’s their name?”

“Meng Sheng.”

Uncle He froze and shut his eyes, a face full of grief, “How did he die?”

“Died in the hands of the left general of Ming Yin Association, Chen Yan Sui.” Jiang Chao Ge looked at Uncle He, eyes brightening, “Uncle He, can it be that you’re…..”

Uncle He opened his eyes and sighed: “That’s right, I’m Wang Qin.”

Jiang Chao Ge frowned, “Why did you always hide it?”

“I didn’t know anything about you and didn’t know your objective. Tian Ling has always been hostile towards other world people. Especially after the assassination of the State Preceptor, other world people are practically equal to criminals. I have been concealing my identity in Da Liang City for many years and am one of the people other world people get in contact with in the north. Meng Sheng told you to find me because he wants me to help you get in touch with ‘Chu Yun’.”

“‘Chu Yun’?”

Uncle He nodded, “‘Chu Yun’ is an organisation of other world people scattered across Tian Ling. They have very few members but they have a strong bond and are all able. Some have already infiltrated the Four Big Clans even the royal family. That year when the State Preceptor was assassinated, we were framed. We had never thought of killing the State Preceptor. He was our only hope of returning to our own world after all. We had always bee working hard to get closer to him. We never expected the State Preceptor to actually die….”

“Then what are your plans now?”

“Our goal is set on the State Preceptor’s successor. That child is too young and is only acting as a Preceptor now but we won’t give up…..” Uncle He grabbed Jiang Chao Ge’s hand tightly, “But obviously things had already exceeded our expectations. The monster that appeared today was obviously an ancient rare beast from the legends. Sir, you must know something!”

Jiang Chao Ge muttered to himself for a while and whispered: “Actually…… I’ve met the State Preceptor before in Tian Ao City, before he was assassinated.”

“What?!”

“The State Preceptor assigned an important task to us. He wanted us to search for Divine grade spirit weapons and prevent Divine grade spirit weapons from forming a contract with a spirit weapon user. The reward was to send me back to my world. But he didn’t even have time to keep his promise before he died. Yet I was forced to set foot on the path to search for Divine grade spirit weapons. Uncle He, what else do you know? Anything that can help me, you have to tell me. I might have a way of returning home here and it may not rest on You Zhun but an ancient rare beast.”

Uncle He said excitedly: “I told you this because I want you to go to Yu Fa City to find a person. He is a spirit priest more powerful than me and is also a member of ‘Chu Yun’. Ask him to save these children, simultaneously introducing you other members of Chu Yun.”

Jiang Chao Ge heard ‘Yu Fa City’ and suddenly felt as if his head could explode. They had kidnapped Ruan Qian Xiu and Long Xiang from Yu Fa City not long ago and ruthlessly duped Qi Ling Feng. Openly returning is impossible. Returning in secret may not necessarily be safe.

Ruan Qian Xiu walked over, “What is that spirit priest’s name? Is it Zhao Zun?”

“That’s correct.”

“He is a customer of Qi Mansion. I’m familiar with the layout of Qi Mansion. I’ll return to Yu Fa City and bring him out.”

Jiang Chao Ge immediately said: “No. Do you realise your plight right now? Blood Temple could very possibly always be tracking us in the shadows. As soon as you’re seperate from us, you may not even be able to walk out of Da Liang Mountain let alone return to Yu Fa City.”

“You underestimate me too much. Zheng Cheng’s speed isn’t something rare beasts can catch up too.” Ruan Wian Xiu gripped her weapon, gaze unswervingly determined.

Yu Ren Shu said: “Chao Ge is right, you will only send yourself to death by going and will also delay time to save the patients.” His gaze drifted towards Ren Wang and said with cupped hands: “Sir Ren Wang, if you go to Yu Fa City you will definitely be able to bring the spirit priest back by today.”

Ren Wang glanced at Yu Ren Shu, revealing a surprised expression: “Human, you’re overstepping your boundaries.”

Jiang Chao Ge also broke out in a cold sweat for Yu Ren Shu. No wonder he was born as a prince. He had the nerve to ask an ancient rare beast for help.”

Yu Ren Shu said stubbornly: “I beg sir Ren Wang to help.”

Ren Wang glanced at Liu Qing Ming. Liu Qing Ming’s white pupils paused on Yu Ren Shu’s figure and discussed: “Ren Wang, looking at all those children suffering, I truly can’t bear it.”

Ren Wang straight eyebrows knitted slightly, obviously somewhat discontent, yet ultimately he still said reluctantly: “Alright.”

Zhi Xuan crossed one leg over the other and jeered: “Ren Wang, you actually listen so well to the words of humans.”

Jiang Chao Ge feared the Ren Wang was as childish as Zhi Xuan, jeer at him once and he won’t do it anymore. He hurriedly grabbed Zhi Xuan and whispered: “Don’t speak.”

Zhi Xuan opened his mouth and in the end really didn’t speak anymore, only pouting in discontent.

Ren Wang couldn’t help laughing, receiving several of Zhi Xuan’s scornful glances.

Ren Wang left with Liu Qing Ming. They had a hundred different ways to bring Zhao Zun to Da Liang City. They weren’t worried at all. Now all that was left was to wait.

Yu Ren Shu said anxiously: “I don’t know if the news of Da Liang City being destroyed has reached Yu Fa City yet. The north will soon explode into chaos. Then whole of Tian Ling will know about what happened today.”

“I actually think it may not necessarily happen.” Jiang Chao Ge said: “The north is so isolated, vast but sparsely populated. If they want to hide a matter, it won’t be hard at all. It all depends on what Qi Ling Feng plans to do.”

“You mean…..”

“Qi Ling Feng has always been obsessed with taking over the central region. Divine grade spirit weapons appearing in his territory can be a calamity to him, but can also be an opportunity. Don’t underestimate that man.”

Yu Ren Shu sighed: “The fate of Tian Ling….”

While Yu Ren Shu was sighing about the fate his own country, Jiang Chao Ge was also sighing about his life filled with many difficulties. He hoped that ‘Chu Yun’ could give him some help.

They waited from dawn till dusk and Ren Wang still hadn’t returned. Everyone had surrounded the wounded and bustled around for a whole day and were all utterly exhausted. They each found a corner to rest.

Zhi Xuan laid comfortably in Jiang Chao Ge’s lap yet tossed and turned refusing to sleep. Jiang Chao Ge was so sleepy his eyelids drooped and said with a yawn: “Zuzong ah, I can’t sleep with you moving around.”

“But I can’t sleep.” Zhi Xuan’s small hand cupped his face, “We are targeted by Xiao Xue, do you know what this means?”

“What.”

“First, he already knew we were in Da Liang City. Ming Yin Association definitely has a spy here. Second, although I’m now in this form, Xiao Xue can still smell me within fifty Li. We must put a lot of distance between us.”

“After we cross Bei Yue Mountain, we’ll run towards the east with all our might and completely shake Xiao Xue off.”

“We can only do that.” Zhi Xuan frowned, “But you also don’t have to be afraid. I won’t let Xiao Xue kill you.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled bitterly: “Oh? How will you prevent him from killing me?”

“I have my ways.” Zhi Xuan stared into his eyes seriously, “You are mine. No one can kill you.”

Jiang Chao Ge hugged his small body and smiled lightly: “I believe you.”

Zhi Xuan buried his face into his neck and murmured: “As my servant, you have to live a little longer.”

A warm feeling flooded into Jiang Chao Ge’s heart, the corners of is mouth lifting uncontrollably.

In the dark, the sound of a light pair of footsteps came towards them. Jiang Chao Ge lifted his head. Under the moonlight, he directly faced Ruan Qian Xiu’s clear pupils.

Ruan Qian Xiu said: “I have something to tell you.”

Zhi Xuan tightened his grip on Jiang Chao Ge’s neck and glared at Ruan Qian Xiu, “What do you want?”

“It’s something important.” Ruan Qian Xiu continued.

Jiang Chao Ge stood up hastily. Zhi Xuan shouted: “You dare not take me?”

“How could I dare? I’ll definitely bring you.” Jiang Chao Ge grabbed Zhi Xuan and followed Ruan Qian Xiu out of the house. The two stood within a desolate scene, facing waves of cold wind that were quite bleak.

Ruan Qian Xiu took a deep breath, seeming to have made a huge resolution: “This secret, I thought I’d never tell anyone in my lifetime, but now I’ve changed my mind.” She looked at Jiang Chao Ge, her eyes deep yet persistent, “What I stole from Qi Ling Feng wasn’t actually an orthodox Qi Clan spiritual cultivation manual.”


Translator’s Corner

Woah woah woah a lot of revelations this chapter. Poor Ruan Qian Xiu….. although I really do wonder what she actually stole from Qi Ling Feng

I think we all kinda expected that Uncle He was Wang Qin

Happy reading y’all ~\(≧▽≦)/~

JCG & SW Chapter 43

It was currently daybreak. The sky was in a state of murky change, seemingly as if it was about to shower, mist and clouds pressing in. The whole sky was dark and murky, occasionally accompanied by flashes of lightning and thunder.

The closer they got to the east, the heavier their hearts felt. Even if they couldn’t see it or hear it, they could still feel some powerful, order defying creature just in front of them, making ones heart full with fear.

Tian Rong and Zui You were both somewhat uncomfortable. Their senses were thousands of times stronger than humans. The current pressure was also larger than them.

Yu Ren Shu stroked Tian Rong’s head, “We won’t go near. We’ll just observe from nearby.”

Tian Rong shook his head: “Its best if it’s that way, otherwise if you go you’re just asking for death.”

After dashing for close to three hours, they weren’t too far away from Shao Xian Mountain. They only need to go around Shao Xian Mountain to reach Bei Yue Mountain. But at this moment, Zhi Xuan frowned, “They are moving very fast.”

“In which direction?”

“It’s too fast, too far, I can’t differentiate. It’s very likely….. towards us.”

Everyone froze. Jiang Chao Ge hurried said: “Could it be they can sense you?”

Zhi Xuan shook his head, “With my current spiritual power, they wouldn’t be able to sense me from this distance.”

Just as he said that, a sudden clap of thunder fell from the sky with a deafening rumble, making one’s heart tremble. Those dark clouds were like thick smoke churning in the sky. The earth beneath them trembled successively. Although the tremors were light, it already made ones scalp tingle.

Everyone looked at each other in dismay. Jiang Chao Ge swallowed, “Are they currently coming towards us?”

Long Xiang shouted: “Hurry find a place to hide.”

They looked all around. In this wide expanse of snowland without even a shelter, where could they go to hide?

Zhi Xuan glared at him, “What good is it to hide? If they are coming for us, you won’t be able to hide with your skills. If not, then it’s even less necessary to worry.”

Yu Ren Shu said: “That’s true. But just standing here also makes us too big of a target. Let’s go under the mountain there.”

Tian Rong brought them up the mountain. The earth seemed to quake even more violently. This proved that something was closing in on them.

Zhi Xuan grabbed Jiang Chao Ge’s sleeve and whispered: “They are most likely coming for us and it’s to kill you.”

“What?”

“By killing you, I won’t be able to materialise. This means that there will be temporarily be one less opponent to compete with them for the Origin of Heaven and Earth. However, since Ren Wang is there, they’ll have their way.”

Jiang Chao Ge took a deep breath, “Why do you think they are coming for us?”

“Because I can already sense what it is.” A dangerous light flashed across Zhi Xuan’s bright golden pupils, “Xiao Xue, also known to humans as — Hun Dun.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s heart beat as fast as a drum. Legend says Hun Dun is ruthless and bloodthirsty, finding enjoyment in slaughter. If they were really targeted by such a thing, everything points to disaster.

Following the approaching feeling of oppression, Tian Rong and Zui You seemed somewhat unable to bear it. They constantly paced in place, using claws to dig at the ground. Yu Ren Shu forcefully patted Tian Rong’s fur and whispered: “How about you return to the Jian?”

Tian Rong said heavily: “No.”

Yu Ren Shu’s expression became grave: “If they are really coming towards us, thankfully we left Da Liang City otherwise it would be over for Da Liang City.”

Ruan Qian Xiu’s heart throbbed, “It seems that we can never go back.”

The first ray of light shone across the earth, bringing a thread of clarity to the dusky earth simultaneously increasing visibility. They saw two huge shadows as big as mountains in the distance coming towards them. The earth quaked violently almost as if the mountains were about to collapse in the next second.

Zhi Xuan clenched his fists. He slid off Tian Rong’s back, walking towards the top of the mountain step by step. With each step his body grew bigger, ultimately turning into the form of an adult.

“Zhi Xuan…..”

Zhi Xuan stood facing the wind, black clothes and hair drifting in the wind. His long hair was like high quality black silk, fluttering in the air along with his sleeves. Within the broad expanse of white snow, he was the only speck of colour, seeming bleak and cold. His bright golden eyes stared out into the distance unblinkingly, already piercing through the haze and windy snow, glimpsing two ancient rare beasts, one red one white, tens of metres in the distance. And they also saw him.

The earth shook to the point where they couldn’t even stand upright. The accumulated snow on the mountain slid down. Thankfully it wasn’t thick, otherwise they would long since have been buried. They watched with an anxious and fearful heart as two red and white ‘small mountains’ imbued tremendous power rushing towards them, making the earth quake violently at their footsteps.

The crimson ancient rare beast pierced through the wind and snow first, appearing within their line of vision.

That was a huge dog shaped rare beast, whole body covered in fur as red as fire with twisted muscles behind the long fur. It had six limbs and four wings, was without eyes or ears, only a large ferocious mouth on its face. It’s ghastly appearance was terrifying, seeming extremely fierce. That was one of the Evil ancient rare beasts of legend ——— Hun Dun.

The moment they saw it, their bodies began to tremble uncontrollably. If it could be said that their inherent feeling towards Ren Wang was that of shock and awe, then the strongest feeling they got from Hun Dun was pure fear, boundless fear. Just looking at his body of crimson fur that seemed to have been burned in hell itself and his ferocious appearance was enough to make one’s knees go weak.

Ren Wang followed closely behind, his roar tearing through the horizon. Pouring onto Hun Dun’s body in a fierce bound. Two huge rare beasts rolled into a pile. The earth suddenly trembled. Jiang Chao Ge needed to grab onto Tian Rong’s fur in order not to fall off his body.

The two rare beasts only separated after a while of tearing at each other.

That Hun Dun turned his face and saw Zhi Xuan at the top of the mountain, and emitted a strange laughter: “Zhi Xuan hahahahahaha Zhi Xuan.”

Zhi Xuan narrowed his eyes at him: “Xiao Xue.”

The fur atop Xiao Xue’s head moved. A pair of arms as delicate as lotus roots stretched out. Then a girl around her early teens appeared in front of everyone. Her face was extremely fine and beautiful, only her eyes were ice cold and empty without a trace of the innocence a child should have. She looked around, gaze finally resting on Jiang Chao Ge. She lifted her hand, pointed at Jiang Chao Ge and revealed a strange smile. She said in the young and pleasant voice of a child: “It’s you then. The person I need to kill.”

Jiang Chao Ge said coldly: “Who are you?”

“I’m a maiden from Ming Yin Association. You are someone that should die.”

Jiang Chao Ge thought, as expected it’s someone from Ming Yin Association. Apart from Chen Yan Sui, no one else knew about Divine grade spirit weapons. He didn’t expect Ming Yin Association to be so fast, actually finding a Divine grade spirit weapon a step before them. Their situation was extremely unfavourable.

Ren Wang said loudly: “Xiao Xue you’ve willingly become a human’s lackey?”

Xiao Xue roared with laughter: “Its very interesting. Besides, by killing this human Zhi Xuan wouldn’t be able to materialise. Although with Zhi Xuan’s currently useless appearance, there’s not much difference if he materialises or not.”

Zhi Xuan couldn’t stand being mocked and said angrily out of shame: “Evil creature aren’t you ashamed of following the orders of a human child?”

“You can’t even face me in your true form. Isn’t that more shameful?”

“You…..!”

“Enough!” Ren Wang roared: “Xiao Xue, I won’t allow you to kill this human. Your spirit weapon user only has level three strength. You can’t defeat me. If you really want to determine the victor and loser here and now, I’ll help you.”

Xiao Xue opened his ferocious mouth. No expression could be seen from his earless and eyeless face yet it appeared even more sinister and frightful, “Ren Wang! I will swallow that blind spirit weapon user of yours then eat everyone here!”

This was already a battle humans couldn’t intervene in. Both that maiden and the calm youth on Ren Wang’s body didn’t move, only supplying spiritual power. The two Divine grade spirit beasts charged into each other with a roar. An earth shattering sound emitted the moment they collided. Crimson and white brawled, like two mountains colliding together with power like a natural disaster.

The battle of ancient rare beasts was something an ordinary human couldn’t imagine. One step of theirs could shatter a huge rock, one swish of a tail could flatten a hill. The spiritual power emitting from their bodies could become a shockwave, destroying everything in their surroundings. Fortunately this was an open desolate wilderness. If the battleground was in a city, they could turn an entire city into scattered ashes and dispersed smoke in an instant. Two prehistoric beasts tore ferociously at each other, fresh blood and fur flew, the scene magnificent yet shocking.

Jiang Chao Ge grabbed Zhi Xuan’s arm, “I think the mountain won’t survive. It’s too dangerous for us to stand here.”

Zhi Xuan said calmly: “Its nothing. Xiao Xue can’t beat Ren Wang. His spirit weapon user is much weaker than Ren Wang’s.” He grabbed onto Jiang Chao Ge’s wrist instead and stared fixedly at him, “Are you scared?”

Jiang Chao Ge gulped. How could he not be scared? The moment he’d seen Xiao Xue he’d been so scared his legs had gone weak. Fortunately there was Ren Wang who filled him with a sense of security, otherwise they all would’ve been in Xiao Xue’s stomach today.

Zhi Xuan frowned slightly, stretching out his hand and stroking Jiang Chao Ge’s face, seemingly wanting to console him. But his actions and words were both harsh, “You’re not allowed to be scared.”

Jiang Chao Ge couldn’t help but smile, “I’m not scared, but…..” He looked at that battle that seemed about to level everything in their surroundings, “The power of ancient rare beasts is truly shocking. No wonder the State Preceptor said you could destroy the heavens and earth.”

Zhi Xuan mocked: “Power? What you’re seeing now is no more than a hair of our strength. Do you really thing we’d be able to use our full strength with the limited spiritual power of humans? Even if it’s the most powerful spirit weapon user, it would be impossible to reveal our true strength. Destroying the heavens and earth is only a casual saying.”

Jiang Chao Ge was inwardly fearful upon hearing that, because he had never summoned Zhi Xuan by himself. So he couldn’t experience what kind of monster he was actually controlling. One day when he reaches level three strength, he really couldn’t imagine what kind of feeling he would have upon facing the huge beast he’d summoned. Would he be excited? Alarmed? Or anxious?

Ren Wang and Xiao Xue’s battle grew increasingly intense. It’s hard to guarantee that two such huge beasts would be unseen by humans but they had no time to worry about that. Ming Yin Association already has control of one ancient rare beast a step ahead of them. This secret really couldn’t be kept hidden for any longer.

Yu Ren Shu’s eyes were full of worry. Even if he had the reputation of being an escaped criminal, he still considered Tian Ling his territory. He could foresee this continent sinking into a land of panic in the future. Dark ominous clouds spread across Tian Ling’s land uncontrollably.

The two beasts battled to the point that the clouds changed colour, blood scattering across the earth. Everyone watched with fear and trepidation, not even daring to take too deep of a breath. Finally, Xiao Xue gradually fell at a disadvantage. That maiden obviously didn’t have as much spiritual power as the cold youth and was unable to supply enough for Xiao Xue to consume.

The maiden’s small face was somewhat pale. She gritted her teeth: “I can’t sustain it anymore.”

Xiao Xue snorted heavily, evidently somewhat unhappy. He gave a sinister smile: “Nevermind, we have a lot of time anyway. The Zhi Xuan now really makes one lose their appetite, not even enough to fill a tooth gap.”

Zhi Xuan clenched his fists, “Next time we meet, I’ll make you look for teeth all over the floor.”

Xiao Xue laughed heartily: “I’m actually looking forward to that. Unfortunately, humans don’t have the patience to wait for you to grow strong. Your spirit weapon user won’t live for much longer. Carefully treasure the time you have to see this world because you’ll soon become dormant again.”

Zhi Xuan glared with round eyes, a raging flame appearing to burn within his gaze. He said coldly: “Don’t you dare think of touching a hair on his head.”

Jiang Chao Ge also roared loudly: “Little maiden, go back and tell Chen Yan Sui, I, Jiang Chao Ge, definitely won’t die in front of him. I will take his damn life myself and offer it to Old Meng’s soul in heaven!”

The maiden revealed a cold laugh, “In my eyes, you are already a dead man. I’m not interested in the words of a dead man.” She patted Xiao Xue’s fur, “Let’s go.”

Xiao Xue uttered a long cry and leapt towards the north, crimson body as fast as flashing lightning, disappearing at the blink of an eye within the wind and snow. The quaking of the ground only weakened and disappeared when he’d been gone a long while.

Yu Ren Shu stood atop the mountain, facing Ren Wang with cupped hands: “Sir Ren Wang, this is the second time you extended a helping hand. Such kindness cannot be thanked in words.”

Ren Wang the hair on his head and in a flash, transformed into human form. The pair of tiger eyes a bright and transparent grey seemingly as if it could penetrate all the things in this world. He held the youth’s waist, the two floating in midair. Ren Wang sighed lightly, “You can’t stay in the north anymore. I’ll send you out of the north, then you must be careful of your traces. If Xiao Xue finds you again, I can’t help you then.”

“How did you find Xiao Xue?”

“As soon as he entered the north, I caught his scent. His murderous energy is too strong, how could he hide it.” Ren Wang said: “Where do you want to go next?”

“We still have some unfinished business in the north……” Jiang Chao Ge said hesitantly.

“Is it more important than your life? You heard it too, Ming Yin Association wants to kill you. They will definitely continue to chase after you.”

Yu Ren Shu said: “Chao Ge, Sir Ren Wang is right. We must leave the north immediately.” He laughed sarcastically, “Our current situation is really wonderful. I’m escaping with the burden of the State Preceptor’s murder, Long Xiang is a wanted criminal of Tian Ling, Ruan Qian Xiu is a target of Blood Temple, and now you are chased by a Divine spirit beast. Every one of us here can’t reveal our identity or whereabouts. How… will we walk this path?”

Jiang Chao Ge heard up to this point and laughed bitterly: “It really is that way.” The world was large but he actually didn’t know where to go. Where could there be a safe place to take shelter? Perhaps at this moment, the other three were thinking the same thing in their hearts.

Zhi Xuan said: “To the west.”

Jiang Chao Ge also said: “Yes to the west.” To Kun Lun Fairylands. They must find Yin Chuan.

Ren Wang said: “Alright, I’ll send you over Bai Yue Mountain. The path ahead, will depend on your luck.”

“Ren Wang.” Zhi Xuan looked at him sternly, “If you find the Origin of Heaven and Earth first, how will you deal with it?”

Ren Wang’s grey pupils flickered, a trace of hesitation within its reflection. He made as if to speak then stopped, “Thousands of years ago, I didn’t listen to Yin Chuan’s warning. This time…… this time I don’t want to repeat the events of that time. The Origin of Heaven and Earth is an ominous thing. If I can’t control it then I will think of a way to destroy it.” He looked at Zhi Xuan, “What about you? What if you find the Origin of Heaven and Earth first?”

“What do you think?”

Ren Wang said indifferently: “If we all don’t want it, then you won’t want it. If we all fight over it, then you would definitely want a part in it. You’ve always had this arrogant and wilful character. Only Yin Chuan doesn’t bicker with you.” His expression became serious, the surging energy of an emperor pressuring everyone, “But this time, if you dare fight over it again, I will definitely send you into eternal sleep myself.”

Zhi Xuan laughed coldly, “What I’ll do, will only be known in the instant the Origin of Heaven and Earth reappears. Right now I don’t even know myself. The same goes for you. Right now you speak so righteously. Can you say that back then you weren’t enticed by the Origin of Heaven and Earth? You’ve never thought about taking it for yourself, ruling the world with force and commanding the commmoners before?”

Ren Wang shut his eyes softly, “Thats why I said I don’t what to repeat the disaster back then. We were originally spiritual beings born from the essence of the world yet we were bewitched by an object, fought each other and ultimately ended up being sealed for tens of thousands of years. Today we’re awakening one by one like fate. This time, we definitely can’t be bewitched by the Origin of Heaven and Earth again. I believe if Yin Chuan awakens, he’ll definitely have the same thought as me. Zhi Xuan, don’t fight for the Origin of Heaven and Earth. If you obtain it, destroy it.”

Zhi Xuan shook his head, “You can’t persuade me.”

A bright light flashed across Ren Wang’s tiger eyes, everyone’s heart skipped a beat. After he hesitated for a while, he returned to calmness: “You’re right, only Yin Chuan can persuade you. Go to the west. Go to Kun Lun Fairylands. Find him and tell him that this time I agree with him.”

At this moment, a wave of spiritual power stirred in the north. Ren Wang and Zhi Xuan simultaneously turned towards it.

That cold youth said: “Ren Wang, what’s wrong?”

Ren Wang said hesitatingly: “That direction….”

Zhi Xuan said: “Its Da Liang City. We just came from there.”

Ren Wang said gravely: “Xiao Xue went to that city.” His body flashed with a bright light and immediately transformed into a majestic white tiger, “Climb onto my body quick. Go to Da Liang City to have a look. It’s very possible it’s already been….”

Everyone’s expression changed, climbing onto to Tian Rong’s back one by one. Tian Rong stood up and climbed onto Ren Wang’s back by grabbing onto his fur. It was obviously a very simple movement yet Tian Rong couldn’t stop gasping for breath, four limbs trembling because of nervousness.

That cold youth said: “Sit properly, Ren Wang is very fast.” He paused and looked at everyone with pure white pupils, “I’m Liu Qing Ming.”

Ren Wang launched forwards like an arrow. Everyone was burning with impatience, tightly clutching Ren Wang’s thick tiger fur, wishing they could arrive at Da Liang City in a second. Zhi Xuan had claimed he could cross thousands of miles in a day. Ren Wang could not be worse than him. But when they truly experienced that speed as fast as lightning, no one could endure it, their bodies appearing to fly upwards and become parallel with the ground. Only by grasping onto two handfuls of tiger fur could they steady their body.

Liu Qing Ming was long since used to it, using Ren Wang’s fur to huddle himself up, seemingly very effortlessly.

They each pulled and tugged and finally got themselves back on Ren Wang’s back. They tried to remain as flat as possible and only then managed not to be thrown off.

The scenery around them flitted past their eyes, wind roaring beside their ears. The journey that took Tian Rong three hours, Ren Wang spent no longer than half an hour to arrive.

Ren Wang’s huge body stopped, looking towards Da Liang City in the distance and heaved a sigh.

Everyone crawled up unsteadily on his body. They haven’t even steadied themselves before they were shocked still by the scene in the distance.

Da Liang City which had been calm and serene when they’d left, now appeared as if a huge tank had run over it. The walls were smashed, buildings toppled. The entire city appeared as if it’d been devastated by a tornado, disordered and broken like hell on earth. It had already been completely destroyed!

Everyone’s eyes widened, staring at everything before them in utter disbelief. When they’d left at dawn, this had still been a perfectly fine city. How did it become such a mess within a short morning!

Ren Wang sighed: “I’ve been dormant for too long, I actually forgot. Xiao Xue is bloodthirsty. He was defeated by me and so must find a place to vent his anger.”

Ruan Qian Xiu emitted a mournful howl, suddenly jumping down from Ren Wang’s body. Zheng Cheng appeared in midair, catching her steadily, flying towards Da Liang City with her.


Evil creature/孽畜- ok this is one of those insults that really doesn’t translate very well into English. If you call someone this, you’re essentially calling them a vile/evil domestic animal. If any of y’all know about Journey to the West, this phrase is used a lot to describe monsters or demons they encounter on their journey.


Translator’s Corner

Oh no things aren’t looking very good for our merry gang of runaways. Of all things they had to meet they met a bloodthirsty beast that has anger management issues? Fun fact tho. That blind guy’s name Qing Ming actually means clear or clarity which is quite interesting.

Well that’s all folks! Wish me luck on my exam tomorrow XD

JCG & SW Chapter 42

While Uncle He recovered his spiritual power, he first treated Yu Ren Shu with medical skills for several days. He also bought a lot of good medicine using the money Jiang Chao Ge gave him. Yu Ren Shu’s injuries healed pretty well only he still couldn’t move around freely.

During this period of time, Jiang Chao Ge took Zhi Xuan shopping in Da Liang City, simultaneously asking about Wang Qin’s whereabouts. After asking around for two days, he gained nothing yet he accidentally discovered why a spirit priest like Uncle He would live in such squalor. As it turns out, there was another spirit priest in the city who was the distinguished guest of nobles. His skills were actually about the same as Uncle He but he liked to curry favour. After forming connections with the nobles in the city, he began to slander Uncle He, spreading unfavourable rumours about Uncle Bo everywhere in the city. If he hadn’t seen Uncle He heal Jiao Jiao with his own eyes, Jiang Chao Ge would definitely believe such rumours as an outsider.

Jiang Chao Ge also visited the spirit weapon shops, beast material shops and auction houses in the city. As a city that couldn’t be considered small, he actually wasn’t able to buy a Na Wu Pouch here. Few people had even heard of the so called half spirit weapons. It seemed that it was only in the imperial capital that everything could be found. Unfortunately he didn’t have any time to purchase anything in Yu Fa City.

He sold several pieces of scattered materials that were taking up space at a low price, earning more than six hundred silver coins and clearing up half the space in the Na Wu Pouch. He bought Zhi Xuan a few barrels of alcohol and stored up some food again. The most magical part of this Na Wu Pouch was that no matter how much food was placed in it, it wouldn’t rot. It was if the space within it was unchanging. Anything placed in it would come out in the same state as when it was put in.

Zhi Xuan was the happiest when buying things. As soon as he saw something good, he would grab Jiang Chao Ge’s neck and swing forcefully: “Want that one want that one. Buy this one buy this one.”

Tired from shopping, Jiang Chao Ge brought him to a tea house to rest. The two sat by the window with a row of snacks laid across the table. Zhi Xuan sat on the table with his legs crossed, drinking alcohol while eating snacks. Jiang Chao Ge stared blankly out the window, ignoring the strange glances cast their way by other customers. After all, it wasn’t everyday they saw a three to four year old child drinking alcohol yet the adult didn’t care.

Suddenly, Jiang Chao Ge felt something fragrant and sweet press up against his lips. He lowered his head and saw a jujube paste cake pressed against his mouth. Zhi Xuan looked at him and said simply and crudely: “Eat.”

Jiang Chao Ge opened his mouth and took a bite.

Zhi Xuan said: “What are you staring off into the distance for? Not even eating anything.”

“Thinking about things.” Jiang Chao Ge asked: “You’re not the least bit concerned about Ren Wang finding the Origin of Heaven and Earth first?”

Zhi Xuan shook his head, “If the Origin of Heaven and Earth appeared, I would immediately be able to sense it no matter how far.”

“What is the Origin of Heaven and Earth anyway?”

“Actually no one has seen it, because no one has ever truly possessed it before. It releases very strong energy, drawing us to it. So long as we’re near it, it’ll feel as if our power is extremely abundant. I don’t know how to describe it, it’s like we really want to have it. It had once appeared at the Kun Lun Fairylands. Yin Chuan was the first to discover it and guarded it for thousands of years. Later, more and more rare beasts found out about the Origin of Heaven and Earth and began to fight over it. Before I was sealed by a shaman ancestor, the Origin of Heaven and Earth was still at Kun Lun Fairylands. But now it must’ve also been sealed, otherwise it’s impossible for me to be unable to sense it.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s heart froze. Could it be that Zhi Xuan wanted to go to Kun Lun Fairylands not to find Yin Chuan but rather for the Origin of Heaven and Earth?

Zhi Xuan saw through his thoughts at a glance, “If the Origin of Heaven and Earth had been sealed, it’ll be impossible to find it. Before it appeared, we had lived for thousands of years and never knew there was such a thing. So I want to go to Kun Lun Fairylands just to find Yin Chuan.” He thought for a moment, “Of course, perhaps Yin Chuan knows the whereabouts of the Origin of Heaven and Earth. After all, regarding the Origin of Heaven and Earth, no one knows more than him. He is very possibly the only person to ever see the Origin of Heaven and Earth, only he won’t tell us no matter what, about what it actually is.”

“I think, it’s precisely because he knows what it is, that he guards it quietly preventing you from fighting with him over it.”

Zhi Xuan humphed, eyes flashing, “Yin Chuan this White Marsh, if he’d used the Origin of Heaven and Earth to command living creatures from the start, there would never have been the battle of the rare beasts for thousands of years. In the end when the human world became a purgatory, he was extremely pained by it. He persistently clung to his own ideas and principles. To me it sounds like mere trash. No matter how much he understood humanity, he wasn’t a human in the end. He couldn’t become human nor beast. Why would he make things so difficult for himself? If I obtained the Origin of Heaven and Earth, I would definitely rule over the world, making everything from a single grass to a twig listen to my orders. That way there can be true peace.

The selfish part of Jiang Chao Ge actually somewhat agreed with Zhi Xuan’s thoughts. He and Zhi Xuan were very similar in one aspect. If they could really rule the world, they both wouldn’t make a kind monarch but would rather, by means of suppression seperate bridges and roads. Allowing the world to spin under their rules, obtaining their desired peace. Just like what Zhi Xuan said, perhaps Yin Chuan, who constantly read holy books was in fact mislead by such books.

“Ren Wang had always deeply respected Yin Chuan. Only at that time, no one listened to Yin Chuan’s advice, ultimately incurring the wrath of divinity. I think, the reason Ren Wang wants to find the Origin of Heaven and Earth quickly is to avoid a repeat of past catastrophe.”

“You are now already spirit beasts after all. You can’t be considered alive yet it’s impossible to die again. How can you repeat past catastrophes?”

“You haven’t heard of overturning? Zhi Xuan stomped on his shoulder, “Overturning is, when a spirit beast has reached a certain degree of strength, they can use the spiritual power of the spirit weapon user to revive.”

Jiang Chao Ge narrowed his eyes slightly, “I’ve heard of it, but it’s said the chances are very small.”

“Of course it’s very small. The prerequisite for overturning is, the spirit weapon user also has to be strong enough. They have to at least have more than the strength of a level six spirit weapon user in order to have sufficient spiritual power to support the spirit beast. The more spiritual power the spirit weapon user expends on the spirit beast, the stronger the spirit beast will be. But at the same time, the spirit beasts sense of independence will also grow stronger. If they don’t regulate it, they will ultimately be completely sucked dry of spiritual power.”

Jiang Chao Ge became filled with terror at those words, “After being sucked dry of spiritual power, what happens to the spirit weapon user?”

Zhi Xuan shrugged, “The position of the spirit beast and spirit weapon user can be exchanged. If their relationship isn’t bad, the spirit beast will spare the spirit weapon users life. But usually they’ll choose to kill them, because the spirit weapon user also has a chance to resume the position of control once again.”

“Isn’t Shu in a dangerous situation then?”

“Yu Ren Shu will definitely be guarded against Tian Rong. Overturning doesn’t happen so easily.” Zhi Xuan humphed lightly, “However if it’s an ancient rare beast, the chance of overturning increases a lot. After all you have to pour in a lot of spiritual power to allow us to move and fight.”

Jiang Chao Ge trembled and said jokingly: “If there really was such a day, you wouldn’t kill me right?”

Zhi Xuan stroked his chin, “Relax, you are my servant. I will keep you alive.”

Jiang Chao Ge could already feel many people looking at them and thus hurried settled the bill and took Zhi Xuan away. On the road, he asked: “How do you know so much? Aren’t you disinterested in the matters of the human world?”

“In our era, humans had long since begun to use spirit weapons. This was something all humans and beasts knew.” Zhi Xuan paused and narrowed his eyes, “However, I never would’ve thought that one day, I would also become a spirit beast. If it wasn’t for the fact I’d expended too much spiritual power over thousands of years of fighting, I also wouldn’t be sealed by that shaman ancestor. I can no longer recall the name and appearance of the shaman that sealed me, but I will always remember his scent. If I see his reincarnation, I will definitely tear him to shreds.”

Jiang Chao Ge said helplessly: “Since it’s a reincarnation, how would it remember things from its past life?”

“I don’t care. When I regain my true form, I will eat every single one of those hateful things.”

Jiang Chao Ge thought, this little thing seemed to hate everyone, wanting to eat this person, bite that person at the drop of a hat, violent as hell. Being able to interact with him peacefully, even gaining his ‘concern’ truly wasn’t easy. However this also made him extremely worried. He couldn’t even dare to worry about some far away issue like overturning. He was only worried about whether or not he’d be able to control him when Zhi Xuan regained his true form.

“So do you realise why I can’t form a contract with you now?” Zhi Xuan suddenly said.

Jiang Chao Ge froze. He didn’t expect Zhi Xuan to suddenly bring this up. It seemed that Zhi Xuan had always known that during this period of time he was wracking his brain for ways to get Zhi Xuan to form a contract with him yet not press him too much.

Zhi Xuan didn’t wait for him to reply and said: “Considering the fact that you’re my servant, I want to keep you alive. Because as soon as we form a contract, unless you die, I wouldn’t be able to form a contract with another spirit weapon user. What if you are always this useless and a more powerful spirit weapon user is compatible with me. I ask you, at that time should I kill you or not?” Zhi Xuan looked at Jiang Chao Ge unblinkingly. There was actually a trace of fear inducing viciousness on that childish face.

Jiang Chao Ge said with the greatest of care: “I will become strong.”

“Humph, who knows when you’ll become strong. Summoning my true form is my lowest requirement already, otherwise how will I have the face to meet Yin Chuan.” Thinking back to being ridiculed by Ren Wang, Zhi Xuan flew into a fit of anger once again, “If a more powerful spirit weapon user appears before you reach level three, I won’t want you anymore. However, as long as a contract isn’t formed at least you can live. I will still keep you by my side to protect you.”

Jiang Chao Ge forced a smile and said: “Thank you for sparing me.”

Zhi Xuan hugged his neck, rubbing it with his forehead and humphed softly: “You’re welcome.”

Jiang Chao Ge felt that there was a slim hope of success in forming a contract with Zhi Xuan earlier and was somewhat disheartened. However he thought that what Zhi Xuan said was reasonable. After all, if a more powerful spirit weapon user really appeared, Zhi Xuan might really abandon him. Zhi Xuan’s desire for power was not inferior to his own at all, even more so because Zhi Xuan was once powerful. It was even harder for him to accept his current state of weakness. So, temporarily not forming a contract was also leaving a way for him to survive.

They returned to compound and actually saw Ruan Qian Xiu teaching Jiao Jiao how to play with her crescent moon blades. Jiao Jiao wore a face full of adoration. The two were happy and harmonious and gave off the vibe of sisters.

Ruan Qian Xiu saw that they’d returned and said with a brilliant smile, “Did you bring something delicious back?”

That smile was as if a hundred flowers had bloomed, unimaginably beautiful. Even Jiang Chao Ge was blinded by its light. He couldn’t help smiling: “How come your mood is so good?”

Ruan Qian Xiu walked over and took the things in their hands: “I didn’t have many peers to play with as a child.” She glanced at Jiao Jiao and whispered: “This child is very similar to the past me.”

Zhi Xuan said rudely: “You were also like a little beggar in the past?”

“Before Qi Ling Feng took me back to Qi Mansion, I didn’t even have fixed residence.” Ruan Qian Xiu shrugged, “They said my mother was a prostitute, but I’ve never met her. But she should be, otherwise she wouldn’t have thrown me on the streets.”

This was Ruan Qian Xiu’s first time speaking about her past. Although it was said in unconcerned tone, Jiang Chao Ge could hear that it was still a bit uncomfortable.

He’d also wondered the streets as a child. To this day, even the memories of his parents’ appearance had become blurry. That feeling of having no one to rely on, that feeling of drifting along homeless, he couldn’t understand it any better.

Yu Ren Shu was currently lying on a deck chair and basking in the sun, muttering under his breath. Jiang Chao Ge walked over to see and only then discovered that he was speaking with Tian Rong. In order not to draw people’s attention, both Tian Rong and Zui You remained in their weapons and didn’t come out.

Yu Ren Shu lifted his head and glanced at him, “You’ve returned.”

“Mn, you’re chatting with Tian Rong?”

“He said he was bored and wanted to go out and walk around. Unfortunately it’s not convenient for me to move right now.”

“How’s your leg?”

“Uncle He said he’ll help me heal it the day after tomorrow.” Yu Ren Shu said: “What about you? Do you have any clues about Wang Qin?”

Jiang Chao Ge shook his head disappointedly, “No. Even though Da Liang City is said to be big, it’s not actually so big. No one has actually heard of such a person. Unless he isn’t a spirit priest? Did I ask in the wrong direction in the first place?”

“It’s not like there isn’t that possibility.” Yu Ren Shu looked at him, “Have you thought about matters after finding Wang Qin? According to what Chen Yan Sui said, there is perhaps an organisation of other world people. Do you want to join such a organisation?”

Jiang Chao Ge shook his head, “I don’t know. Perhaps they are all working hard to think of ways to return to their own world. But in all these years apart from having the reputation of assassinating the State Preceptor, there’s no other improvements. That proves they’re expending their energy in the wrong direction.” He would rather not have companions than have companions that are like pigs. So he could only proceed step by step without a plan.

Yu Ren Shu smiled, “You are always so decisive. I like this part of you.”

“Without this kind of decisiveness, I wouldn’t dare take you away Your Highness.”

Yu Ren Shu scolded good naturedly: “Stop mocking me.”

At this moment, Uncle He came over carrying a bowl of medicinal soup, “Sir Yu, you should drink medicine.” He passed the medicinal soup to Yu Ren Shu.

After Yu Ren Shu received it, he lifted his nose and gave it a sniff, immediately revealing an expression as if he was going to puke, “What is this smelly thing?”

“Fierce Leopard blood and Zhu Yan liver was added to today’s medicine. These two are very effective in healing wounds. Normal people can’t afford such expensive medicinal ingredients.”

Yu Ren Shu shoved the bowl to Jiang Chao Ge with a wrinkled nose, “Not drinking it, too stinky.”

Uncle He advised: “Sir, bear with it a little and drink it. This is very good for your wounds.”

“No, I’m about to puke from the smell.” Yu Ren Shu stood up from the deck chair allowing no explanation, hobbling the whole way back to his room. Uncle He and Jiang Chao Ge were left looking at each other in dismay.

Uncle He said: “Sir, can you go persuade him?”

“Yeah leave it to me.”

“Oh that’s right sir, did you find any news about this ‘Wang Qin’ person these past couple of days?”

Jiang Chao Ge shook his head, “No. This person doesn’t even seem to be in Da Liang City.”

“If he is someone with spiritual power, there will definitely be people who know him.”

“I also think so. Perhaps he is only a normal person. Uncle He can you help keep an eye out as well?”

“Of course of course.”

Jiang Chao Ge went to find Yu Ren Shu holding the bowl of medicine. Looking at his back, Uncle He’s eyes darkened.

As soon as he entered, Tian Rong was already standing with his arms crossed in the room saying with a reprimanding tone: “Are you even a man? Actually not drinking medicine because it tastes bad.”

“Uncle He will heal me anyway, what can happen if I don’t drink it once.” Yu Ren Shu retorted: “Do you know what is a man? Men prefer being capable, courageous, responsible not whether or not they want to drink a bowl of medicine.”

“You’re even afraid to drink a bowl of medicine and you bring up courage?”

Yu Ren Shu raised his voice: “When was I ‘afraid’ to drink medicine? I just don’t want to drink it!”

“Is there a difference?”

Jiang Chao Ge handed the medicine to Tian Rong, “How about you work it out between yourselves?”

Tian Rong took the medicine and glared ferociously at Yu Ren Shu.

Yu Ren Shu took a deep breath, stretched out his hand and said through gritted teeth: “Give it to me.”

Tian Rong passed the medicine over. Yu Ren Shu received it, took a deep breath and suddenly poured the medicine down his throat with a few gulps.

That stench drifted faintly in the air, able to induce the feeling of wanting to puke just from the smell.

After Yu Ren Shu drank it all, he threw away the medicine bowl ferociously, covering his mouth and gagging for a while, face becoming bright red with restraint. Tian Rong stroked his back, helping him breath, “Ok ok you drank it all. Don’t puke, swallow it.”

Yu Ren Shu forcefully swallowed the medicine, coughing so much tears leaked from the corners of his eyes.

Zhi Xuan laughed hysterically. After laughing for a while, he suddenly turned his head to look at Jiang Chao Ge and said seriously: “See? If you don’t properly listen to me and shorten your life, you’ll also have to drink such bad medicine later.”

Jiang Chao Ge said with a 囧 face: “Aiya, how scary.” He suddenly remembered, “Where’s Long Xiang and Zui You?”

“Zui You wanted to go out to play no matter what. Long Xiang took him out.”

Zhi Xuan sneezed, “What’s the use of hiding? Anyone with spiritual power will know we are spirit beasts.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “That’s true. However people who recognise us know what not to ask. Furthermore, it’s not that strange if one Heaven grade spirit weapon appears but if three appeared at once, Uncle He will be scared to death.”

Yu Ren Shu glanced at Tian Rong gloomily, “Did you hear? Hurry up and return to the weapon.”

“I can return but I will still make sure you eat your medicine.” A flash of aggression passed through Tian Rong’s wild eyes.

“Ok ok, I know.”

The Third Prince who lived as royalty from a young age, had tasted all the hardships he hadn’t tasted in more than twenty years in these short few months. Even so he didn’t complain much at all but rather always carried out his own goals. This was one point Jiang Chao Ge really admired him for.

A few days later, Uncle He had pretty much recovered enough of his spiritual power and began to heal Yu Ren Shu. Yu Ren Shu’s wounds weren’t as severe as Jiao Jiao . After an afternoon of healing with the addition of expensive beast materials and medicinal herbs, he finally fully recovered.

Now one of the objectives for coming to Da Liang City had been completed. Next they will put all their energy into finding Wang Qin. They had already become used to living in the orphanage and thus planned to continue to live there.

In this period of time, Ruan Qian Xiu got along better and better with the children in the orphanage. Jiao Jiao was always somewhat harsh towards others. Only towards Ruan Qian Xiu did she always call ‘Sister Qian Xiu’ especially sweetly.

One day while eating, Ruan Qian Xiu suddenly said: “If I stay here….. what do you think?”

Jiang Chao Ge froze, “Here? Da Liang City? The orphanage?”

Ruan Qian Xiu nodded, and said with hesitation: “If I’m here, they definitely won’t have to worry about necessities.”

“But you will bring a fatal disaster to them.” Long Xiang said rudely: “Did you forget that you are now a target of Blood Temple?”

Ruan Qian Xiu didn’t seem the least bit surprised by this answer. She only looked despondently at the delicate translucent grains of rice in her bowl and nodded. That moment of hesitation from before had vanished without a trace. She said calmly: “I didn’t forget. I was only saying it casually.”

Jiang Chao Ge knew that in this period of time, Ruan Qian Xiu had been together with Jiao Jiao and the rest from day to night and had already developed feelings. This kind of feeling of camaraderie with people of the same suffering was something Ruan Qian Xiu couldn’t experience with others. So it made her especially sympathetic even producing a hazy sense of belonging.

Zhi Xuan curled his lip, “Why must humans live together?”

“It’s too lonely by yourself.” Jiang Chao Ge said.

Zhi Xuan stared unblinkingly at him: “Will you also be lonely by yourself?.

“Probably.”

“But you have me.” Zhi Xuan said seriously.

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “So now I’m not lonely anymore.”

Zhi Xuan revealed a ‘that’s how it should be’ expression of satisfaction and especially permitted Jiang Chao Ge to shell peanuts for him, eating it one by one.

In a blink of an eye, they’d already stayed in Da Liang City for half a month. Yu Ren Shu was already healthy and active but Wang Qin’s whereabouts were still unclear. Jiang Chao Ge felt that they couldn’t continue to waste time like this. They’d arrived in the north after much difficulty and he was unwilling to give up so easily. He turned it over and over in his head and decided to use a special strategy. Asking openly didn’t work so he’ll try a bit of digging. In the past when he was on the streets, if they wanted to find someone, there was a method that was often quicker than using police.

He found Uncle He, and asked him to take him to a snake like figure in Da Liang City.

Uncle He said surprised: “You want to find Wang Qin through them?”

Jiang Chao Ge nodded.

Uncle He hesitated for a moment, “Sir, can I ask why you want to find this person?”

“It’s inconvenient to say.”

Uncle He whispered: “It’s useless to look for them. If you want to find someone, I have a better way.”

“Oh? Tell me.”

“Have you heard of blood temple? It’s the largest intelligence organisation in the north. As long as you don’t lack money, they’ll definitely find the person you’re looking for.”

Jiang Chao Ge’s gaze shifted and said calmly: “I can’t afford to pay Blood Temple’s commission. Forget about it then.”

Uncle He nodded, “Alright. I’m also unfamiliar with the forces within the streets and alleys of Da Liang City. I’ll help you ask.”

“Alright, as fast as possible please.”

In order to find Wang Qin, Jiang Chao Ge had already continuously rushed about for multiple days. He wasted time during the day to search for people so he had to use resting time at night to cultivate. One night, as he was cultivating with his eyes shut, Zhi Xuan who was sleeping in bed by his side, suddenly sat up abruptly. His spiritual power scattered from the jump scare, bouncing around everywhere in his meridians, narrowly avoiding a disaster. He hurried to control his spiritual power, opening his eyes with a forehead full of sweat.

Zhi Xuan stood on the bed, golden pupils frighteningly bright, small fists tightly clenched, thin body trembling slightly. He gritted his teeth, expression serious and ruthless even carrying a faint bit of excitement.

Jiang Chao Ge said surprised: “Zhi Xuan, what’s wrong?”

“I hear Ren Wang’s voice.”

“Ren Wang?” Jiang Chao Ge strained his ears with all his might and still couldn’t hear anything.

“At a very faraway place, Ren Wang is roaring. That’s a sound of provocation. He’s met another ancient rare beast!”

Jiang Chao Ge’s eyes widened: “You sure?”

“I’m sure. If it’s not a evenly matched opponent, Ren Wang wouldn’t let out such a roar.” Zhi Xuan paced to and fro on the bed, “Who can it be? It can’t be Yin Chuan. Yin Chuan wouldn’t fight with Ren Wang. Who can it be then?”

Jiang Chao Ge brought him over and began to send spiritual energy into his body, “Calm down. Concentrate and listen carefully. Where is it coming from?”

Zhi Xuan took a deep breath, closed his eyes and listened carefully again, “Less than 400 Li to the east from where we are. It’s very possible it’s already out of the north, at least at the border between the north and the central region.”

“Then it’s near Bei Yue Mountain?”

“Correct.” Zhi Xuan’s voice seemed so excited to the point of trembling slightly, “Would really like to see who did Ren Wang actually meet.”

Jiang Chao Ge thought for a moment and got out of bed: “I’m going to find Yu Ren Shu. Perhaps it’s already too late to hide the secret of Divine grade spirit weapons.”

Yu Ren Shu was shaken from his dreams in the middle of the night by Jiang Chao Ge and was about to display a prince’s temper. As soon as he heard Jiang Chao Ge’s reason, he was suddenly awake and said resolutely: “Quick, go have a look!”

A distance of less than 400 Li could be reached in just three hours if Tian Rong ran full speed. They must go see which ancient rare beast Ren Wang had met!

After riding horses out of the city, they immediately sat on Tian Rong’s back and rushed towards the east.

Yu Ren Shu’s face was full of anxiety. Jiang Chao Ge’s heart was also a mess. If the news of an ancient rare beast awakening spread across all of Tian Ling, then what kind of panic would envelop into this world!


seperate bridges and roads/桥归桥、路归路- what he means here is basically that he’ll organise things as they should be, for example bridges should just be bridges and roads will remain roads they won’t intermingle


Translator’s Corner

And here’s the new chapter guys ~\(≧▽≦)/~

My heart aches for Ruan Qian Xiu and her situation. Someone let her be with Jiao Jiao (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`). On another note there seems be another rare beast awakening on the horizon 👀 wonder who it is

And now on with the theories! Many of you guys were very curious about Uncle He’s identity and backstory and I very much agree. Some details in this chapter further elude to the idea that he is more than he seems. Could he be the Wang Qin they’re looking for? But then if he was Wang Qin would he really bring up the idea of Blood Temple? Hmmmm so many more questions than answers

In the same line a lot of you also seemed to be looking forward to seeing Zhi Xuan use his newfound knowledge 🌚 Now there’s not much of that in this chapter but hey on the bright side Jiang Chao Ge’s status has been upgraded from servant to peanut shelling servant 🤣

That’s all folks! See y’all next time XD

JCG & SW Chapter 41

Currently it was already autumn. Many hibernating creatures had already begun to come out and move around.

Jiang Chao Ge saw many of those odd and grotesquely shaped beasts, occasionally seeing some normal mountain beasts and felt unusually amiable. They all tasted especially tasty.

These days Jiang Chao Ge couldn’t help but sigh. His body tensed at the thought of the bodies of those long snakes at the Gemini Peaks. It was not as if he didn’t discuss the matter of going back to collect it with Yu Ren Shu and Tian Rong before leaving. But in the end he was met with a roll of the eyes and could only be forced to give up. They should’ve already received the news at Qi Ling Feng’s end. Everything would be theirs for cheap.

However, at the moment there was something else that gave him even more of a headache. That was the fact that recently, Zhi Xuan and Zui You had suddenly become closer, often hiding at the side whispering about something. He wasn’t the only one that felt shocked and panicked, even Long Xiang also felt it was uncomfortable. However Long Xiang cherished his words like gold. Jiang Chao Ge had always thought that Zui You would lead Zhi Xuan astray. Later as soon as he saw them together he would carry Zhi Xuan off.

Da Liang City could still be clearly seen. They only need to cross a small mountain to arrive.

Halfway up the mountain, they encountered a girl hunting by herself. That girl was about ten years old. Her body was very dirty, small face somewhat tanned by the sun but her eyes were extremely bright. She held a bamboo bow and rode a black mastiff bigger than her and was currently chasing a deer. She hurtled past not far from where they were.

Jiang Chao Ge sighed: “Such a young child has to go out and hunt.”

Long Xiang said somewhat coldly: “A spirit weapon user that is born poor has to take on a lot of responsibility in the first place. If they formed a contract with a noble from a young age, then they practically have to work like an ox for the noble for practically their whole life. A spirit weapon user who trains from a young age can totally be ‘used’ at this age.”

Jiang Chao Ge asked curiously: “Where did you learn your cultivation techniques and martial arts?”

Long Xiang turned his head away silently, obviously not intending to answer that question.

Jiang Chao was also used to this child’s coldness and didn’t ask further. However he could make a rough guess. Most likely when he was sold to Tian Ling continent, the buyer discovered his spiritual power. A spirit weapon user was naturally more valuable than a simple ‘red haired monkey’ on display, therefore they started training him. After he’d become fully fledged, he escaped. After all he wasn’t a native of Tian Ling and was originally hateful towards it. He naturally wouldn’t have the mindset of honouring contractual obligations.

A short while later, the impetuous roar of a mastiff came from afar. The grove of trees ahead shook violently, almost as if something was coming. Following it came the mastiff’s roar and screams.

Yu Ren Shu frowned: “They might’ve run into something. Tian Rong go over and look.”

Tian Rong sped up, entering the forest in a few bounds. At this moment, they saw the mastiff that had run past them moments before and the girl atop it begin to frantically run back for their lives. It’s body was injured in many places with a mouth full of white fur and blood. Behind them, seven or eight huge white headed red footed ape like beasts swinging between the branches pursuing them at extreme speed.

“That is Zhu Yan.” Yu Ren Shu said: “Tian Rong chase them away.”

Suddenly, a Zhu Yan swung forwards borrowing strength from a branch and ferociously leapt onto the mastiff. The little girl wanted to raise the bow, but it was hard to maintain balance atop a fleeing mastiff. She was knocked off the mastiff by the Zhu Yan in an instant!

By the time everybody rushed over, it was already too late. Ruan Qian Xiu threw out Zheng Cheng crescent blades, bringing down the Zhu Yan on the mastiff’s body. Tian Rong dashed over and roared twice. Those Zhu Yan immediately scattered in all directions.

The mastiff crawled up from the ground, running to the little girl’s side with a bloodied body. It used its nose to nudge her unmoving body, pawing at the ground irritably, emitting a helpless and sad whimpering sound.

Everyone ran over and had a look. The little girl had been tossed out about a dozen metres. Her head was covered in blood, eyes tightly shut. The sight made one’s heart stop.

Ruan Qian Xiu knelt down hurriedly and checked her over, “Still alive. Send her to the city hurry.” She carefully picked the little girl up from the ground. The mastiff encircled her nervously, barking excessively. She forcefully returned the mastiff to that bow.

Everyone increased their speed to Da Liang City. As soon as they entered the city, someone recognised the little girl, telling them it was a child from a compound on the outskirts of the city. So they sent her towards the outskirts of the city.

The so called compound at the outskirts of the city, was actually more of an orphanage. They only found out once they got there, that there were more than forty parentless children living there, depending on each other for survival.

As soon as they entered, several children encircled them, all shouting ‘Sister Jiao Jiao’, close to tears with worry.

Just then, an old man greying at the temples walked out from a shabby bungalow. He said surprisedly: “Jiao Jiao? What’s wrong with Jiao Jiao?”

Jiang Chao Ge explained: “She encountered Zhu Yan while hunting and was injured.”

“Bring her in quick.”

Yu Ren Shu said in shock: “You’re a spirit priest?”

The old man glanced at him but didn’t have time to pay attention to him. He hurriedly called a few older children to help him prepare things.

Jiang Chao Ge was also extremely shocked. They were very respected in this world because their numbers were low but they were extremely useful. Usually they were also very rich. But this old man’s clothes were old fashioned and he lived in such a crude place with a group of street urchins. This was somewhat strange. Even if he was kindhearted and wanted help these children, there was no need for him to eat and sleep with them.

After Ruan Qian Xiu had placed Jiao Jiao in the house, the old man brought out a bunch of herbs. He first disinfected Jiao Jiao’s wounds, then stopped the blood and finally applied the herbs onto it. His old withered hands covered her head, eyes closed, muttering incantations under his breath. The palms of his hands emitted a faint light.

This was the first time Jiang Chao Ge had seen spirit priest treat a wound. It’s said that the best spirit priests has to have both medical expertise and a reserve of spiritual power. This kind of spirit priest could completely heal someone as long as they had breath left even if they’d lost their limbs.

However the more serious the wounds the more time it takes. Sometimes, saving someone on death’s door could take months. The spirit priest needs to consume an innumerable amount of energy and spiritual power. Therefore, spirit priests can treat small wounds and accidents. If it’s a severe wound it’ll depend on if the spirit priest is willing to heal it. For the most part it involved money and prestige. As a result a spirit priest’s status was normally high. Perhaps Yu Ren Shu had never seen such a disappointing spirit priest before and was thus unusually surprised.

Their luck was pretty good, running into a seemingly pretty skilled spirit priest as soon as they entered Da Liang City. This time they don’t have to waste the energy to search for one. They might as well start to wait outside.

After three hours, the somewhat tired old man came out.

Jiang Chao Ge said: “How’s Jiao Jiao?”

“She’ll be fine after a few day’s rest.” The old man wiped his sweat, bowing slightly, “Thank you sirs for coming to her rescue.”

“We aren’t sirs, only passing travellers.” Jiang Chao Ge pointed at Yu Ren Shu, “Our friend is wounded. We came to Da Liang City to find a spirit priest.”

The old man said: “No problem. However my spiritual power isn’t advanced at all. After helping Jiao Jiao heal her wounds, I have to rest for at least three days. There is another excellent spirit priest at the east of the city. I see that you sirs don’t lack money. You can go find him.”

Jiang Chao Ge thought, it was best to be as low key as possible. If they move around to much their tracks could be more easily exposed. His eyes met with Yu Ren Shu and found that Yu Ren Shu was also of the same opinion, thus he said: “No need. We’ll wait for you to recover. How should we call you?”

“You can call me Uncle He.”

“Uncle He, your compound is so large, would you be able to tidy a few rooms for us? We will pay you money.”

Uncle He hurried waved his hand, “No need no need. You saved Jiao Jiao. I should be thanking you. Please wait a moment.” He immediately sent people to tidy rooms.

Children of all ages in the courtyard all looked at them curiously, whispering to each other yet not daring to come near.

In order to not to attract attention, Tian Rong and Zui You both returned to their weapons. Only Zhi Xuan absolutely refused to go back, nestling in Jiang Chao Ge’s lap and playing with his hair. Ever since Zhi Xuan refused to allow Jiang Chao Ge to cut his hair, Jiang Chao Ge could only secretly snip a little every time. He still wasn’t used to long hair after all. But even like this, the hair had visibly reached his shoulders. Zhi Xuan laid on his shoulders and could just about bite his hair, swinging it back and forth. Jiang Chao Ge had the feeling of bringing a cat everywhere, “Little Zuzong, why do you always bite my hair?”

Zhi Xuan said gloomily: “Its satisfying.”

“Is it because you’re unhappy again because I don’t allow you to speak with Zui You?”

“Nonsense, you are a servant. No need to always control me.”

“Don’t you hate annoying fox?”

“Yeah.”

“Then you…..”

“But he knows many things.”

Jiang Chao Ge cast a sidelong glance at him: “Like?”

“Don’t feel like telling you.” Zhi Xuan tilted his head to the other side, resting it against Jiang Chao Ge’s shoulder.

“What can he say that’s useful? If you want to hear stories, I can tell you about the other world.”

“No, you don’t even know how to kiss.”

Jiang Chao Ge choked, “How do you know?” He thought, I wouldn’t use it on you even if I knew.

“If you could, then it should be comfortable the fox said.” Zhi Xuan snorted coldly: “Trash, never mind if your spiritual power is weak, why can’t you even do something humans should be able to do?”

Jiang Chao Ge actually had no words to respond.

At that moment, Jiao Jiao came out from the house. Other than no longer having blood on her face, her whole person also seemed pretty good. The wound on her head was also healed.

A child yelled: “Sister Jiao Jiao, grandpa said you’re not allowed to get up.”

“It’s fine.” She felt her head and walked towards Jiang Chao Ge’s party, and said weakly yet somewhat shyly, “Sirs, were you the ones that saved me?”

Jiang Chao Ge pointed at Ruan Qian Xiu: “It was her.”

Jiao Jiao looked at Ruan Qian Xiu unblinkingly, smiling bashfully: “Big Sister, thank you.”

Ruan Qian Xiu looked at her bright eyes and couldn’t help but lift the corners of her mouth, “You’re welcome.”

Yu Ren Shu asked: “Could it be that this compound relies on your hunting to survive?”

Jiao Jiao shook her head and sighed: “We mainly rely on grandpa. However grandpa’s spiritual power isn’t high at all and can’t afford much supplementary medicine. He is also unwilling to sign a contract with nobles so he can’t earn much money.”

“It’s really my first time seeing such a poor spirit priest.” Yu Ren Shu frowned, “No matter how weak their spiritual power is, spirit priests should be able to live a very plentiful life.”

Jiao Jiao opened her mouth but in the end still didn’t say anything. She paused and said: “Sirs, please take a good rest here. Jiao Jiao will definitely remember this lifesaving favour.”

Jiang Chao Ge suddenly remembered Old Meng. Wasn’t Old Meng always pretty poor? Only then, his spirit priest cultivation was really too weak, to the point he practically couldn’t practice medicine. This Uncle He wasn’t just a little bit better than Old Meng. This Jiao Jiao seemed as if she was about to speak yet stopped. There was obviously some inside information, but it didn’t concern him anyway. Thinking of Old Meng, he immediately remembered his other objective in coming to Da Liang City. He immediately asked: “Jiao Jiao, is there someone called Wang Qin in Da Liang City? Most likely someone with spiritual power.”

Jiao Jiao thought for a moment, “Wang Qin….. haven’t heard of him.”

Jiang Chao Ge also didn’t think they’d be able to immediately find him. He planned to rest for a while, then properly investigate for a while.

After Uncle He had prepared rooms for them, he also presented them with a comparatively average meal. Jiang Chao Ge looked at Yu Ren Shu’s frowning expression and decisively fished out a few silver coins to give to Uncle He, allowing them to eat something better these coming days.

They’d found a temporary place to rest their feet at Da Liang City


Zhu Yan/朱厌- imagine a white monkey with red feet. That’s basically what this creature is.


Translator’s Corner

Hey guys! I’m finally back!

Thanks for being patient and waiting for the return of a new chapter! \(≧▽≦)/

At the time of this chapter’s completion, it’s freezing cold (under 10 degrees Celsius) where I am and I have never been more glad to stay at home. Hope y’all are safe and healthy!

As a little distraction from all the negative virus stuff going on in the outside world let’s play a little game. Comment your theories as to what’s gonna happen in Da Liang City and I’ll respond to them in the next translator’s corner (I’ve only read the novel up to this point too so I really wanna discuss some theories 🌚) . People who’ve read ahead or already finished the novel plz don’t spoil it for the people who haven’t 😊

Translator’s Note

Hey guys. A lot of you may be wondering why I haven’t updated in a while. And the truth of the matter is… I just haven’t been translating. With the whole virus situation literally turning my life upside down, I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments recently and it’s been difficult particularly now that it’s gotten to the point where I’m cut off from all outside contact aside from family members. It’s suffocating. It really is. It feels as though I’ve lost the ability to breath. With all that happening I simply haven’t found the time or motivation to really translate. There probably won’t be a new chapter for a while. At least until I manage to regain some form of anatomy over my life.

Stay safe guys and I hope to see you again in a time when it doesn’t seem like some apocalypse is upon us (●°u°●) 」

JCG & SW Chapter 40

Jiang Chao Ge was stupefied momentarily, ferociously pushing Zhi Xuan, wanting to flip over. Yet Zhi Xuan was annoyed, firmly pressing Jiang Chao Ge down not allowing him to move, lips pressed against Jiang Chao Ge’s lips. Because Zhi Xuan used too much force, the two pairs of lips pressed together, teeth knocked against teeth. It didn’t feel like a kiss but rather a match of strength. Jiang Chao Ge didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. He had never felt such a forceful, uncomfortable kiss in his entire life.

However, it seemed that Zhi Xuan was actually very interested. After pressing lips together he didn’t know what to do next, so he remained that way looking at Jiang Chao Ge with wide eyes. Their breaths fanned across each other’s faces, warm and ticklish. Zhi Xuan felt his heart pound slightly. He had never tried this kind of feeling before. Although it was a bit strange, it was actually….. pretty good. He couldn’t help but stretch out the tip of his tongue, licking Jiang Chao Ge’s soft lips. He’d wanted to know what it tasted like here last time.

Jiang Chao Ge stiffened. It was the first time he’d ever kissed a man in his life. He didn’t feel disgust or discomfort but rather helplessness. Even if it was adult form Zhi Xuan, in his eyes his personality was no different to a child’s. Zhi Xuan didn’t know what was awkward or shameful and was only curious, wanting to try everything. He unfortunately had become the human closest to him and so would be forced to allow him to ‘experiment’.

However he also couldn’t continue to allow Zhi Xuan to play around like this.

Taking advantage of the gap made by Zhi Xuan licking to his heart’s content, he finally had the opportunity to speak. He pushed Zhi Xuan a few times: “Zhi Xuan….. enough.”

Zhi Xuan’s movements paused and he said with dissatisfaction: “You’ve kissed other people before right?”

“Eh…..?”

“Then why am I not ok? Don’t tell me I’m no match for lowly humans?”

“That isn’t the same.”

“How isn’t it the same thing?” Zhi Xuan glared angrily, “You are my servant. You belong to me. I can do whatever I want with you.”

Jiang Chao Ge began to get annoyed, but thinking about his lousy situation, he angrily shouted ‘patience’ in his heart. He logically persuaded himself to remain calm and then said patiently: “Zhi Xuan, you misunderstand. Kissing is something done between lovers. You know lovers right? We’re not.”

Zhi Xuan froze, face suddenly flushing, leaping up abruptly yelling: “Absurd, how can I become lovers with a lowly human.”

Jiang Chao Ge let out a breath.

Zhi Xuan looked at his expression of obvious avoidance, flames of fury surging in his heart, “What kind of expression is that? Don’t hope to become my lover, you are only my servant!”

“Yes yes yes, that is right.”

Zhi Xuan humphed heavily, turning around with his back to Jiang Chao Ge. Because his breathing was too heavy, his shoulders heaved up and down.

Jiang Chao Ge knew that he could become very angry, although right now, it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to understand the reason of Zhi Xuan’s anger. This should be the difference between man and beast he thought sarcastically. Jiang Chao Ge decided not to provoke him at this time, shrinking towards the wall, laying with clothes on.

The sound of Zhi Xuan’s heavy breathing emitted from the dark and quiet room, making one feel somewhat uncomfortable hearing it. Jiang Chao Ge couldn’t fall asleep because of the sound. Keeping in mind the journey ahead full of thistles and thorns he sighed endlessly in his heart.

After a while, Zhi Xuan turned around luminous golden eyes extremely bright in the darkness becoming somewhat scary, Jiang Chao Ge couldn’t pretend to be asleep even if he wanted to because Zhi Xuan would find out. He could only say: “Can’t sleep?”

“Rare beasts don’t need sleep in the first place.”

No need to eat, drink, sleep, inexhaustible and immortal. As long as they had spiritual power, rare beasts could maintain a state of perfect health. Only rare beasts had followed humans for so long, they’d become accustomed to eating and sleeping along with them.

“Then….. I’m going to sleep?”

“No.”

“Then what do you want to do?”

“What is the second step of making love?”

Jiang Chao Ge choked on a clot of blood in his throat, almost suffocating himself. He said cautiously: “What do you want to do?”

“Just want to know.”

“It’s uncertain, everyone is different.”

“Then what about you?”

“I……” Jiang Chao Ge discovered that Zhi Xuan’s every question stumped one to the point they wanted to flip the table. Even someone like him who was clever and eloquent didn’t know how to answer. Because Zhi Xuan’s personality was strange and fiercely arrogant, it was hard for him to predict how he would respond to an answer.

Zhi Xuan looked at him, eyes flashing, “Is it also different between each person? Did you do it with many people before?”

Jiang Chao Ge regarded himself as one that didn’t indiscriminately make love. He only had the demands of a normal man. Although he never had a proper girlfriend, he had truly been with a few woman. But he somehow felt that if he admitted it, Zhi Xuan could eat him. He could only hide his conscious and say: “Not many.”

“How many is not many? One? Two? Three? Four?”

Jiang Chao Ge scalp crawled, really not knowing how to answer.

Zhi Xuan saw his lack of speech, eyes becoming even more piercing. He said ferociously: “I hate all humans, including you!” He pushed Jiang Chao Ge forcefully, flipping out of bed and leaving with a slam of the door.

Jiang Chao Ge froze for a while before resignedly getting out of bed to chase after Zhi Xuan. If Zhi Xuan ran around at this time and caused trouble it’d be disastrous. After all, Ruan Qian Xiu was still an assassination target.

After exiting the house, he discovered that Zhi Xuan had only walked underneath a huge tree in the courtyard and was staring blankly.

The leaves and branches of that huge tree had long since fallen, leaving only a bare tree trunk. Thick white snow carpeted the ground, reflecting specks of sparkles under the light of the moon. A single trail of footprints in the snow led right up to the tree. Zhi Xuan’s long hair spilled all over the ground, black body almost fusing together with the tree. Amid this desolate snowscape, he appeared especially lonely.

Jiang Chao Ge looked at him for a moment, hesitating for a long time before finally walking towards him.

Zhi Xuan didn’t even lift his head, looking only at the accumulated snow on the ground.

Jiang Chao Ge crouched down beside him, lifting his hair and saying softly: “Your hair will be dirty.”

Zhi Xuan snatched back his hair: “No need for your concern.”

“What are you unsatisfied with? Say it directly.” Jiang Chao Ge silently repeated the phrase ‘a leader can submit or stand tall as required’ several times. He then took a deep breath and said in a particularly sincere tone: “I can change.”

Zhi Xuan said in an commanding tone, “You aren’t allowed to make love to others in the future. You aren’t allowed to kiss anyone either.”

Jiang Chao Ge annoyance flared and he almost died of restraining it. He really wanted to pinch Zhi Xuan’s ear and shout ‘it’s none of you goddamn business’ but he didn’t dare and only said: “Understood.” If he could return to his own world someday, he definitely won’t bring Zhi Xuan. At that time, all he wanted to do was to bid farewell to everything unrelated to his own world. Right now, he could only bear with it.

Zhi Xuan’s face seemed to relax somewhat. He glanced at Jiang Chao Ge: “Who allowed you to come out. Aren’t you cold?”

It was only then that Jiang Chao Ge realised he wasn’t wearing a coat. A gust of cold wind blew past, making him tremble.

Zhi Xuan hugged him: “My body is warm.” His lips wittingly or unwittingly brushed across Jiang Chao Ge’s cheek. Only Jiang Chao Ge was frozen stiff and couldn’t feel it.

Jiang Chao Ge sighed lightly. When he really had to leave one day, would he be hesitant of leaving Zhi Xuan?

After resting for a day, Jiang Chao Ge recovered his vitality and once again began to cultivate around the clock.

Because Yu Ren Shu was injured and had so much free time it was boring, he watched over Jiang Chao Ge’s swordsmanship. Although Yu Ren Shu was used to using a Jian, being a prince that practiced martial arts from childhood, he naturally knew everything. He could even give a few pointers for Long Xiang’s halberd skills.

Jiang Chao Ge and Long Xiang practiced the entire afternoon and was drenched in sweat and tiredness.

When it was time to eat, Zui You filled a huge bowl of rice topped with fat slices of meat for Long Xiang, “Come, I made it. Eat lots.”

Long Xiang buried his head and stuffed several huge mouthfuls, saying I distinctly: “Yummy.”

Zui You said all smiles: “Little Xiang likes the food I make the best.”

Long Xiang nodded, “It’s truly delicious.”

Zui You pulled his face closer, saying with a pout: “Then give me a kiss?”

Long Xiang pushed his face away, “Eat properly.”

Everyone had already become accustomed to Zui You’s various actions that made ones face flush, and didn’t even lift their eyelids. However this time, Zhi Xuan stared fixedly at Zui You.

After noticing his gaze, Zui You smiled enchantingly: “What is it? Do you think I’m even more beautiful than yesterday?”

This time Zhi Xuan didn’t give him a scornful glare but rather mumbled: “What use is kissing? It’s not comfortable at all.”

Jiang Chao Ge choked, and began to cough violently.

Zui You winked, “Kissing is very comfortable. If you don’t think it’s comfortable, it must be because you used the wrong method.”

Zhi Xuan was half believing half doubting, “Really? Then what is the right method?”

Jiang Chao Ge gave Zui You a ferocious glare and said loudly: “Long Xiang, let us continue in the afternoon.”

Long Xiang gave a ‘oh’, glancing at him suspiciously. Ruan Qian Xiu smiled speechlessly.

Zui You pretended he hadn’t seen it, instead as if wishing for the whole world to be in chaos continued: “If you want to know, I’ll teach you.”

Zhi Xuan humphed, “No use.”

Zui You rolled his eyes and said purposefully: “Then that’s a pity. Kissing and making love is a pleasurable thing from centuries ago, yet you won’t be able to experience it. You are an ancient rare beast with a human form and eternal life, yet you won’t try the pleasures of the human world. Isn’t that a pity?”

It was uncertain if Zhi Xuan had been entranced by Zui You’s magnificent and somewhat coquettish voice or if he was simply interested in content of those words but in any case he glanced at Jiang Chao Ge pensively. Jiang Chao Ge immediately felt a cold sweat forming.

That afternoon, when Jiang Chao Ge entered the room after practising to the point that all of his limbs were numb, he discovered he was short on spiritual power. A already in child form Zhi Xuan and Zui You who’d transformed into child form, was discussing something facing each other.

Jiang Chao Ge was stupefied at the sight, “What are you doing?”

Zui You said innocently: “Sir Zhi Xuan wanted me to be the same as him no matter what.” Even in the form of a three year old child, Zui You could actually still give off that air of seductiveness.

Zhi Xuan said rudely: “Bullshit, how could you look down on me.”

“No, I’m asking what you’re doing.”

“We’re….”

“Not telling you.” Zhi Xuan glared at Jiang Chao Ge, “Servants don’t need to enquire into their master’s matters.”

Jiang Chao Ge had some misgivings in his heart. It somehow always seemed that being with Zui You would lead Zhi Xuan astray and nothing good would come out of it. He went up and picked Zhi Xuan up, “I’m not asking into your matters. However you haven’t washed your hair and had a bath in days. Let’s hurry and take a bath now.”

“I don’t want to. I haven’t finished chatting yet.”

“Chat another time.” Jiang Chao Ge carried Zhi Xuan away no matter how much he pulled his hair and pinched his cheeks without an explanation.

Several days later, Yu Ren Shu’s condition had recovered barely enough to allow for the experience of continuous travelling. They decided to leave for Da Liang City to find a spirit priest as well as the one called Wang Qin whom Old Meng told Jiang Chao Ge to find on his deathbed.

Da Liang City was approximately 500 Li from Shao Xian Mountain. Normally, they would arrive in a couple of days. Only now that Yu Ren Shu was injured, they speed had decreased dramatically. After walking for a full four days, they finally entered the limit of Da Liang Mountain.


Translator’s Corner

I wonder where Zhi Xuan’s ‘curiosity’ will lead them in the future 🌚. Zui You’s bad boy nature is just fuelling Zhi Xuan’s curiosity huh 😏👌

How has everyone been this past week? 😊

To those that have been impacted by COVID-19 both directly and indirectly, remain hopeful and do not panic. It will probably get worse before it gets better but the important part is that it will get better so don’t let paranoia cloud your better judgement. I know I’ve been talking about the virus a lot recently but it’s a pretty serious issue with the very likely possibility of becoming a pandemic. I personally believe it’s good to spread as much awareness as possible.

JCG & SW Chapter 39

They stayed at the doctor’s house for several days then rented a house with a courtyard to avoid spies in Shao Xian City. After all, in such a small city it was very conspicuous when a group of strange out of the ordinary people cam suddenly.

Yu Ren Shu had injured his shoulder and leg which couldn’t be healed in a short amount of time. After recovering for a few days, they planned on going to Da Liang City to find a spirit priest to help treat his wounds.

In those days of recovery, everyone was very quiet. Every single one of them had received a blow on Shao Xian Mountain, particularly Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu. After learning about the big secret, they seemed to be at a loss of what to do for a while.

Jiang Chao Ge’s mood was also downcast for those few days. These days Zhi Xuan didn’t want to respond to him and he was somewhat unused to it. Usually that little brat quite liked to stick to him, the two practically were inseparable. Now he was really angry at him. In addition, he himself was also resentful of his own incompetence, so these days he cultivated day and night without rest.

After several days like this, Jiang Chao Ge became a little unable to bear it. He slept for an entire day from dawn to dusk. When he awoke, he had a splitting headache but he felt somewhat more clear headed.

He first went to find Long Xiang. Long Xiang was practicing with that Zui You Halberd that seemed about as tall as him. In the dusk of winter, the youth wore thin white clothes, the long Halberd as ferocious as a tiger, as dextrous as a snake within his hand. There was an unswerving determination beyond his age on his young, elegant and jade like profile. Zui You looked on with a smile at the side, propping a leg up in the air.

Seeing Jiang Chao Ge come, Long Xiang stopped and wiped the sweat on his forehead.

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “Your wounds are fine now?”

Long Xiang shook his head: “It was only superficial wounds in the first place.”

“Let’s go inside to talk, best not to catch a cold.”

The three entered the house. Zui You brought a warm towel over, wanting to help Long Xiang wipe his sweat.

Long Xiang stretched out his hand, “I’ll do it myself.”

With a wave of his hand, Zui You avoided him saying with a smile: “Let me wipe it for you.”

Jiang Chao Ge didn’t know if it was because of his appearance, but he felt that Zui You’s every word, every smile was seductive. That kind of charm seemed to come from his very bones.

Long Xiang could only helplessly allow him wipe away his sweat.

Jiang Chao Ge took out a pouch and waved it. Clinking sounds came from the pouch, “Five gold coins as promised.” He threw the money pouch to Long Xiang.

Long Xiang caught it with one hand and was quiet for a while whilst squeezing the money pouch, “What are your plans after this?”

“Me and Yu Ren Shu only started travelling in order to search for Divine grade spirit weapons. Now that we’ve found one, it seems the journey was not in vain. After his wounds have healed, we’ll continue. You?”

Long Xiang shook his head, “Haven’t thought about it yet.”

“Such being the case, why not let me continue to hire you?” After seeing Long Xiang’s strength, how could Jiang Chao Ge bear to just let him go?

Long Xiang cast a sidelong glance at him: “The difference between finding Heaven grade spirit weapons and Divine grade spirit weapons is too big. It will not be the same price.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “I’ll be able to pay whatever price you want.” These words were actually a little boastful. After all, many of the things taken from Yu Ren Shu’s private quarters was hard to convert to money. It’s value could be difficult to estimate or it could expose Yu Ren Shu’s whereabouts. However, at least he still had a dozen or so gold coins which was more than enough to keep Long Xiang for a while. When they arrive at Da Liang City, he must think of a way to earn lots of money.

Thinking about earning money, Jiang Chao Ge recalled the many bodies of long snakes on the Gemini Peak. How many Dark grade spirit weapons and medicinal material could be made from it? Just throwing it away like that was like throwing money away. He’ll have to discuss with Yu Ren Shu after a couple days to see if they can go back and retrieve it.

Long Xiang thought for a moment, “Alright.”

Jiang Chao Ge asked curiously: “How much money do you actually need?”

“A lot. I want to buy the next fleet with sufficient sailors and supplies and make a long journey. It’s said that red haired people come from the Zhu Nan Archipelagos. Many big and small countries are divided there. I don’t know when I’ll be able to find mine.”

“Follow me then. I’ll give you commission beyond your expectations, allowing you to form your fleet faster.”

Long Xiang said resolutely: “I will also protect you with the best of my ability.”

After settling things with Long Xiang, Jiang Chao Ge then went to find Ruan Qian Xiu. The first thing Ruan Qian Xiu said upon seeing him was: “I won’t expose the secret of Divine grade spirit weapons.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “I know you won’t.” He looked at Ruan Qian Xiu, “We’re going to Da Liang City next, conveniently also going to find a spirit priest for Yu Ren Shu’s wounds. Are you going with us?”

Ruan Qian Xiu shook her head, “Let’s seperate here. It’s only a few hundred metres to Bei Yue Mountain from here. I’ll have left the north after I cross Bei Yue Mountain.”

“If I was someone from Blood Temple, I will definitely wait for this moment to make my move. The reason you’re still safe now is because you are with us and they can’t find an opportunity. I don’t believe that Blood Temple is unable to find your whereabouts with their intelligence network.”

Ruan Qian Xiu smiled and said with desolation yet heroism: “I’ll have to face it myself sooner or later.”

“You can choose for it to be later. Come to Da Liang City with us, we’ll definitely leave the north afterwards. After all, Ren Wang did say that he’d already searched all the north and didn’t find the whereabouts of other Divine spirit weapons. We might go to the Kun Lun fairylands in the west next to find the White Marsh. At least let us send you out of the north.”

Ruan Qian Xiu thought for a bit, “Fine, I’ve never been to Da Liang City before anyway.” She looked at Jiang Chao Ge, “What are your plans after this? Continue to search like this?”

Jiang Chao Ge nodded, “Continue to search.” He had to at least find Yin Chuan, the White Marsh. After the death of the State Preceptor, his only other hope of returning home could only be entrusted to You Zhun and Yin Chuan yet You Zhun might be even harder to get close to.

Ruan Qian Xiu sighed: “Its good to have a goal.”

Jiang Chao Ge could sense Ruan Qian Xiu’s ‘lone soul wild ghost’ kind of temperament. It was precisely because Ruan Qian Xiu hadn’t thought of where to go that he could keep her. But it was also because she had no goal that he couldn’t keep her too long. Yu Ren Shu’s injuries this time made him more aware of the importance of the strength of allies. Also, how good would it be if he could bring a spirit priest along so that injuries could be treated anytime.

Matters were temporarily settled with Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu. Jiang Chao Ge braced himself to go find Zhi Xuan.

Ever since Zhi Xuan had become angry at him, he’d refused to show himself to others in the form of a child. He insisted on coming and going in the form of an adult almost as if he wanted to redeem some dignity.

When Jiang Chao Ge entered the house, Zhi Xuan was currently drinking in front of the table. His long black hair spilled over the ground, signs of drunkenness within his bright golden eyes. The smell of alcohol in the room pervaded his nose, almost making him retreat.

Zhi Xuan lifted his eyes, glanced at him but didn’t acknowledge him.

Jiang Chao Ge sat beside him: “How much did you drink? Take a break ok?”

“Don’t tell me what to do.”

“I’m not, I’m advising you.”

“I get angry just looking at you.” Zhi Xuan pushed him away, “Don’t sit beside me.”

Jiang Chao Ge could only sit on the bed, “You’ve been angry for so many days. Your anger should be dissipating by now.”

Zhi Xuan snorted coldly.

“Your hair is even on the floor, how dirty. I’ll wash it for you.” Jiang Chao Ge said trying to curry favour.

“No need.”

“When we get to Da Liang City, I’ll buy whatever you want alright?”

“I don’t want anything. Human things are so boring.” Zhi Xuan said unhappily.

“Hey, you wanted anything you saw before.”

“I am a Qi Lin!” Zhi Xuan humphed: “Human things a nothing more than new. How could I truly like it?”

“Ok ok. Zuzong, come find me when your anger has dissipated. I’m always available.” Jiang Chao Ge yawned. After sleeping for most of the day, he was actually still sleepy. He’d really tired himself out in this short amount of time. He couldn’t help but lie down.

Zhi Xuan said angrily: “Commoner, who allowed you to sleep in my bed!”

Jiang Chao Ge propped his head on his hands: “But we’ve always slept together in the past.”

Zhi Xuan looked at Jiang Chao Ge’s clearly smiling eyes and his rising flames of anger suddenly dispersed. His cheeks puffed out and he said dejectedly: “I don’t want to sleep with you right now.”

Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “Aiya, the night is too cold. Let’s squeeze together a little, otherwise my lifespan might shorten.”

Zhi Xuan stood up. The roof of that house seemed low in comparison to Zhi Xuan’s particularly tall height. He walked to the side of the bed, sat down and stared fixedly at Jiang Chao Ge: “Truly useless. I’ll reluctantly allow you to warm yourself.” He got into bed after speaking, about to envelope Jiang Chao Ge in an embrace.

Jiang Chao Ge grabbed his arm upon realising and said mockingly: “You’re going to…. In this form….”

Zhi Xuan’s eyes widened, voice raising eight octaves, “You still want me to turn small?”

“No no no, that’s not my meaning. You can do whatever you want Zuzong.” He really didn’t want to embrace an adult form Zhi Xuan. It was too strange, too awkward. However how could he provoke Zhi Xuan at this critical moment.

Zhi Xuan enveloped Jiang Chao Ge in an embrace rudely and said dejectedly: “I’m telling you, I haven’t reconciled with you.”

Jiang Chao Ge restrained a smile, “Ok ok I know.”

“You’ve washed your hair?” Zhi Xuan buried his nose in Jiang Chao Ge’s hair, “Its somewhat fragrant.”

“Yes.”

“Did you also cut it?”

“Yes. It was too long and uncomfortable.”

“You’re not allowed to cut it in the future.”

“Mn?”

“You are my servant. Your hair is also mine. You’re not allowed to cut it.”

Jiang Chao Ge said helplessly: “Alright.” He thought, he went from a chairman to practically being forced to be a servant. When his fortune was told back then, it only foretold he’d have glory, splendour, wealth and rank for the rest of his life. How come it didn’t foretell this? But if it really foretold this, he might have had to get rid of some people.

Zhi Xuan whispered: “Do you want to form a contract with me?”

“Of course.” Jiang Chao Ge looked at him, “I don’t want to wait till I’m a level three spirit weapon user anymore. Perhaps after we form a contract, I’ll actually be able to reach level three faster.”

Zhi Xuan glanced at him, “If you want to advance faster, you have to mat….. make love…… do you know that?”

Jiang Chao Ge froze, “It may not be necessary…… Ren Wang said that after forming a contract, the speed of cultivation will increase.”

Zhi Xuan’s voice rose unconsciously, “Of course. That other method is just faster. I’m only telling you.”

Suspicion rose in Jiang Chao Ge’s heart. He’d always thought that Zhi Xuan was very interested in that other method of forming a contract. Hearing this was really too dangerous. He really didn’t want to sleep with a man in order to advance. But the most dangerous thing was, if Zhi Xuan was truly interested, he could only force himself to do it.

Jiang Chao Ge quickly changed the subject, “How about I continue to tell you stories from my world?”

“Ok.” Zhi Xuan rested his head on his hand, looking at him unblinkingly: “Tell me things regarding making love in your world.”

Jiang Chao Ge almost spat blood, “Can’t we talk about something else?”

“No, I want to hear about this.”

Jiang Chao Ge swallowed, “Why do you suddenly want to hear about this?”

“Just talk about it. Why so much nonsense.”

“I don’t know where to begin, how about….. you ask?”

Zhi Xuan thought for a bit, “Why do you make love?”

“It’s the same as people in this world. Some are in love, some are only lonely.”

“Then what is the first step of making love?”

Jiang Chao Ge thought for a bit, “Kissing?”

“What is kissing?”

“It’s lips touching lips.”

Zhi Xuan said with a frown: “Why do humans want to touch lips?”

Jiang Chao Ge felt like he was raising a son that had just learned to talk, asking a thousand whys frequently. He sighed deeply at his life, “There’s also a lot of reasons.”

“Why are humans so annoying, so many reasons for everything. Is there not one simple reason?”

Jiang Chao Ge didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Then it should be in order to express affection.”

Zhi Xuan stared at his face, eyes flashing: “Kissing is for expressing affection?”

“Mn.”

Zhi Xuan’s gaze moved to Jiang Chao Ge’s lips.

Jiang Chao Ge’s heart thumped. Staring at someone’s lips in close proximity was the prelude to kissing. He moved wanting to sit up, “I’m going to the toilet.”

Zhi Xuan flipped his body, pressing Jiang Chao Ge beneath him. He forcefully grabbed Jiang Chao Ge’s wrists and said powerfully: “I want to kiss you.”

Jiang Chao Ge forced himself to remain calm: “Why?”

“You are the only human I don’t hate.” Zhi Xuan’s long hair drifted onto Jiang Chao Ge’s face, his incomparably pretty profile and golden pupils was indescribably bewitching. Jiang Chao Ge saw his own reflection within them.

“We often don’t casually express affection like this.”

“Why do humans have so many rules.” Zhi Xuan said somewhat annoyed.

“There won’t be any limits without rules. Otherwise how could humans become the most prevalent….”

Zhi Xuan suddenly lowered his head, forcefully blocking Jiang Chao Ge’s lips…..


Translator’s Corner

OMFG THEY KISSEDDDDD 😍 I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL THEY KISSEEDDD.

Its also quite a rarity that there are no words or phrases to explain so this chapter is full of surprises.

JCG & SW Chapter 38

Every person and beast at the scene was frozen in place at the roar. The group of snakes immediately began to cause a disturbance. That huge long snake also curled up.

Atop Gemini Peaks, an enormous silhouette jumped down using the mountain cliffs, as if the precipitous mountain cliffs were flat ground. When it landed on the ground the whole snow capped mountain quaked violently.

It was a white tiger about the size of a small mountain! Dark brown stripes were evenly distributed around its snowy white fur. The white mane around its neck was thicker than a lions, in a direct line from its back to its tail. That mane moved majestically in the wind. The pair of crystal round tiger eyes was a bright and limpid grey, pure and noble as if it cast light upon the whole world. The stripes on its forehead converged into a upright, imperious ‘Wang/王’! His fur was thick, body full of power and grandeur. Walking through the snow, he looked as if he had the strength to govern a country, an appearance one should bow down to. All living things became discoloured before him, the heavens brightened up.

This was ancient divine beast from the legends—— The White Tiger!

After Zhi Xuan’s moment of surprise passed, his face became extremely ugly. He subconsciously shrunk back into the snow, wishing that no one could see him.

Following the White Tiger’s every step forward, the group long snakes fearfully retreated back a step. Up until the White Tiger turned his huge head towards them, baring his teeth slightly. The huge long snake gave a hiss, turning and running as swiftly as the ebb of the tide.

Very quickly, only Jiang Chao Ge’s group of people were left in the snow, looking at the White Tiger, so fearful their legs trembled. In any case, Jiang Chao Ge and Yu Ren Shu had seen Zhi Xuan’s true form before, yet their hearts still constricted at the imposing manner of the White Tiger, not daring to take even a full breath. Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu were completely stupefied. Tian Rong, Zui You and Zheng Cheng’s whole bodies trembled slightly, heads hanging low, filled with veneration in front of the king of all creatures.

The White Tiger took a step forward, a deep and low male voice emitting a sound of disbelief, “Zhi Xuan?”

Zhi Xuan’s dignity as a Qi Lin took a severe blow. He glared at the White Tiger resentfully, so angry he couldn’t even speak a word.

The White Tiger, Ren Wang, suddenly began to laugh heartily in a clear voice. That laughter shook the entire Gemini Peaks, “How did you become like that, hahahahahaha——“

Zhi Xuan roared angrily: “Shut up!”

Jiang Chao Ge’s legs went weak, collapsing to his knees, still shocked and not daring to speak. That White Tiger was as big as a mountain, crushing them to death was child’s play.

Suddenly, atop Ren Wang’s head a person appeared. It was a male youth about twenty or so years old with an elegant appearance and pale skin. There was an air of unconventional gracefulness about him, except that there were only whites to his eyes, as if he had eyes that couldn’t see. The pair of eyes that only had whites, looked down at them from above, whispering: “Ren Wang, are they your friends?”

Ren Wang thought for a moment, “I guess so.”

“Who the hell is your friend!” Zhi Xuan said loudly: “How come you’re here? Don’t tell me you awakened earlier than me?”

Ren Wang chuckled, “Looking at your appearance, I should be earlier than you.”

Zhi Xuan flew into a rage out of shame, “Get lost, I don’t want to look at you right now! Wait till I reveal my true form, I’ll definitely battle you. Get lost quickly, you’re even blocking the sun!”

Ren Wang shook his neck, body slowly shrinking in size, finally transforming into human form. A tall, handsome and godlike man appeared before them. Highlights of black weaved through his head of white hair, pure ash coloured pupils bright and sharp. Those eyes were really too beautiful, too clear. It had the kind of strength to pull people in. His temperament was calm and serious, much more so that Zhi Xuan at a glance. That youth with white eyes stood beside him, whole person seemingly about to melt into the wind and snow.

No wonder Yu Ren Shu had seen many situations, being the first to regain the ability to speak, “You…. You’re the White Tiger.”

Ren Wang glanced at him, “What are humans doing here?”

“To find you….. and other Divine grade spirit weapons.”

A flash of surprise flitted across Ren Wang’s eyes. “Why?”

Yu Ren Shu said righteously, “In order to prevent the human world from sinking into hell again.”

Speaking up to here, Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu both understood. They didn’t come to find some specific Heaven grade spirit weapon. They clearly came to find Divine grade spirit weapons made from the twelve ancient rare beasts of legend said to have the power to destroy the heavens! And Zhi Xuan was one of them!

After the biggest secret withheld from them on the road was revealed to the world, only endless shock was left behind. The Divine beasts of legend was right in front of them. That meant all the myths were true. Their world was really about to face a great catastrophe!

“With you? Really overestimating your capabilities. Our revival is inevitable, it’s not something that can be stopped with human power. If you want to save mankind, find the Origin of the Heaven and Earth as soon as possible. If the Origin of Heaven and Earth falls into the hands of a rare beast with compassion for mankind, then we can possible escape death by sheer luck.”

“If not?”

“If not, mankind will become their plaything.” Ren Wang’s gaze rested on Zhi Xuan, “You still haven’t formed a contract with this human?”

Zhi Xuan humphed: “None of your business.”

Ren Wang smiled lightly, “You’re the first….familiar person I’ve met since I awakened. Although this appearance is quite ridiculous, it really makes one reminisce those times.”

“You’re ridiculous!” Zhi Xuan had no way of venting his anger, ferociously stamping Jiang Chao Ge’s feet, “All your fault!”

Jiang Chao Ge swallowed, the current situation before his eyes making him uncomfortable to the pit of his stomach. At least right now, sir White Tiger didn’t plan on eating them. This was good news. He asked: “Sir Ren Wang, you mean that other than Zhi Xuan, you haven’t seen any other ancient rare beasts?”

Ren Wang nodded.

“Then we still have hope of finding them and preventing them from being summoned by human spirit weapon users.”

Ren Wang shook his head, “Everything is destined. You won’t be able to prevent it.”

Zhi Xuan said: “Do you know where Yin Chuan is?”

“I also want to find him. He possesses the most wisdom and can perhaps take the lead in finding the Origin of Heaven and Earth.”

“Then why haven’t you gone to the Kun Lun fairylands?”

“After I’ve searched the north, I will naturally go to the next place.” Ren Wang swept an eye over them, “If it wasn’t for me today, you would’ve long since been in the snake’s stomach. You all are so weak, yet hope to find ancient rare beasts in vain.”

Zhi Xuan snorted coldly, “I’ll definitely find Yin Chuan.”

“Perhaps in a nameless place on this continent, Yin Chuan has already awakened. I have a premonition that us two definitely aren’t the only ancient rare beasts that’ve awakened.”

Yu Ren Shu asked: “Do you have any clues about the Origin of Heaven and Earth?”

Ren Wang shook his head, “But if it appears, I will be able to feel it.”

Zhi Xuan pointed at Ren Wang’s spirit weapon user curiously, “Is your human blind?”

Ren Wang looked at him, “He can see the world through my eyes.”

The youth smiled slightly.

Ren Wang said: “Zhi Xuan, our meeting was predestined. I won’t fight with you in your current form. If you find other people, remember to greet them for me.”

Zhi Xuan glared scornfully at him.

“A piece of advice, form a contract as soon as possible. This human’s spiritual power is so weak. The speed of cultivation will increase a little after forming a contract.”

Zhi Xuan looked at Jiang Chao Ge, face full of resentment.

Ren Wang once again transformed into the form of a huge white tiger, helping the youth onto his back, leaping towards the Gemini Peaks with a soft howl. Very quickly they disappeared into the expanse of boundless white.

After he left, everyone was silent for a long time.

Long Xiang whispered: “This is your secret, Divine grade spirit weapons.”

Ruan Qian Xiu took a deep breath, “The legends are actually true…..”

Yu Ren Shu said gravely, “That’s right, the legends are true. When the twelve ancient rare beasts awaken, is the day Tian Ling continent will be destroyed. The White Tiger is still searching for the Origin of Heaven and Earth. This battle has spread from the ancient times till now. It definitely won’t stop unless we prevent them from being summoned.”

Jiang Chao Ge ruffled his hair, saying tiredly: “Let’s go down the mountain first. You are all injured and must receive treatment immediately.”

Yu Ren Shu looked at the large and small wounds on his body, only now feeling waves of pain. He used his remaining spiritual power to heal Tian Rong. After putting themselves in order, they began walking down the mountain.

Jiang Chao Ge helped Yu Ren Shu and Long Xiang wrap their wounds. Ruan Qian Xiu used a cloth to carefully clean her crescent blades, thinking about the battle not long ago, heart still fluttering with lingering fears.

Ever since meeting Ren Wang, Zhi Xuan had been sulky, not speaking either and continuously ramming his back into Jiang Chao Ge. After Jiang Chao Ge finished, he sat by his side, using his finger to poke his back: “Little Zuzong, still angry?”

Zhi Xuan shook his shoulders and said coldly: “Don’t touch me.”

“I know you think it’s a little humiliating, but…..”

Zhi Xuan suddenly turned his head, staring at him ferociously: “A. Little. Humiliating?”

Jiang Chao Ge helplessly placed his hand in front of Zhi Xuan’s mouth. Zhi Xuan opened his mouth and bit onto it unrestrainedly, while glaring at him scornfully. Jiang Chao Ge said: “Exert your strength, bite to your heart’s content.”

Zhi Xuan yelled: “Scoundrel, wait till the day I return to my true form. Let’s see if you still dare to be so presumptuous in front of me!”

“Of course not. I don’t dare to even now. I see, hear and obey you.” Jiang Chao Ge said, blinking.

Long Xiang looked at them: “In the end, what is Zhi Xuan?”

Jiang Chao Ge hesitated for a moment, “Qi Lin.”

Surprise flashed across the faces of everyone. They were probably unable to connect the arrogant, fierce and tyrannical brat in front of them to that powerful and prestigious Qi Lin.

Zhi Xuan pointed at their noses and rained curses: “What kind of gaze is that? You don’t believe it?! I will bite you all to death——“

Jiang Chao Ge hurriedly carried him to the side, “All right all right, don’t be angry. I’ll buy you lots of alcohol when we get back to the city, give you a comfortable bath. You can do anything you want, alright?”

It seemed that this time, Zhi Xuan was really quite angry. Normally it would soon be fine after some coaxing, yet today it wasn’t. He didn’t give Jiang Chao Ge a good expression and was angry throughout the entire journey. It seemed that the blow this time was quite big.

They ran for a day and night without stopping for a second. Just when their spiritual power was just about exhausted, they finally returned to Shao Xian City.

Shao Xian City didn’t have spirit priests and only had normal human doctors. They arrived at a doctors house in the night and quietly settled down. Yu Ren Shu’s condition was quite serious, unable to be healed until after about ten days to a month. Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu only had minor injuries. They temporarily stayed here.

At this moment, Long Xiang and Ruan Qian Xiu could already leave but they didn’t. Right now, everyone’s spiritual power was at its lowest. If they encountered assassins from Blood Temple, it was too dangerous to be destroyed separately. It would be better to unite as one.

The four had many things to think about. In the long days, they practically didn’t speak a few words to each other. After all, seeing the Divine beasts of legends, knowing a shocking secret wasn’t something everyone could digest.

Zhi Xuan shut himself in the house for several days without coming out. Jiang Chao Ge saw that fawning on him was useless and could only let him repair his shattered self respect by himself. Other than sleeping and eating everyday, Jiang Chao Ge put basically all his time into cultivating and practising swordsmanship. The journey to the Gemini Peaks this time was not only a blow to Zhi Xuan, he also received a huge wake up call. His thirst for strength was already so intense it was unable to be controlled.

When Zhi Xuan’s mood was a bit better, he must quickly think of a way to make Zhi Xuan agree to forming a contract with him!


Wang/王- btw forgot to mention that this character means king or emperor XD. I included the actual Chinese so you guys could get an actual picture of what it looked like. 

Ren Wang/壬王- The ‘ren’ part can mean many things but in simple terms it’s a complex way of saying nine. It can also describe the ninth of the ten Heavenly Stems. I won’t delve into the meaning of the name too much cuz that’s some real complex stuff.


Translator’s Corner

Omg ahhhhh the White Tiger is sho hawt omg 😍

They oh so very nearly formed a contract. I know y’all were somewhat hoping they’d form a contract through mating 🌚.