Nightfall by Mao Ni

Synopsis and Starting Chapter
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150
Chapter 151
Chapter 152
Chapter 153
Chapter 154
Chapter 155
Chapter 156
Chapter 157
Chapter 158
Chapter 159
Chapter 160
Chapter 161
Chapter 162
Chapter 163
Chapter 164
Chapter 165
Chapter 166
Chapter 167
Chapter 168
Chapter 169
Chapter 170
Chapter 171
Chapter 172
Chapter 173
Chapter 174
Chapter 175
Chapter 176
Chapter 177
Chapter 178
Chapter 179
Chapter 180
Chapter 181
Chapter 182
Chapter 183
Chapter 184
Chapter 185
Chapter 186
Chapter 187
Chapter 188
Chapter 189
Chapter 190
Chapter 191
Chapter 192
Chapter 193
Chapter 194
Chapter 195
Chapter 196
Chapter 197
Chapter 198
Chapter 199
Chapter 200
Chapter 201
Chapter 202
Chapter 203
Chapter 204
Chapter 205
Chapter 206
Chapter 207
Chapter 208
Chapter 209
Chapter 210
Chapter 211
Chapter 212
Chapter 213
Chapter 214
Chapter 215
Chapter 216
Chapter 217
Chapter 218
Chapter 219
Chapter 220
Chapter 221
Chapter 222
Chapter 223
Chapter 224
Chapter 225
Chapter 226
Chapter 227
Chapter 228
Chapter 229
Chapter 230
Chapter 231
Chapter 232
Chapter 233
Chapter 234
Chapter 235
Chapter 236
Chapter 237
Chapter 238
Chapter 239
Chapter 240
Chapter 241
Chapter 242
Chapter 243
Chapter 244
Chapter 245
Chapter 246
Chapter 247
Chapter 248
Chapter 249
Chapter 250
Chapter 251
Chapter 252
Chapter 253
Chapter 254
Chapter 255
Chapter 256
Chapter 257
Chapter 258
Chapter 259
Chapter 260
Chapter 261
Chapter 262
Chapter 263
Chapter 264
Chapter 265
Chapter 266
Chapter 267
Chapter 268
Chapter 269
Chapter 270
Chapter 271
Chapter 272
Chapter 273
Chapter 274
Chapter 275
Chapter 276
Chapter 277
Chapter 278
Chapter 279
Chapter 280
Chapter 281
Chapter 282
Chapter 283
Chapter 284
Chapter 285
Chapter 286
Chapter 287
Chapter 288
Chapter 289
Chapter 290
Chapter 291
Chapter 292
Chapter 293
Chapter 294
Chapter 295
Chapter 296
Chapter 297
Chapter 298
Chapter 299
Chapter 300
Chapter 301
Chapter 302
Chapter 303 - Returning Home With Youth
Chapter 304 - The Figure From Above
Chapter 305 - The Shame Of The Academy Steps Onto The World Stage
Chapter 306 - Where Four People Travels, Someone Crosses The Lake
Chapter 307 - Chapter 307
Chapter 308 - What Welcomed Ning Que Back To The World Was...
Chapter 309 - An Unstoppable Fist
Chapter 310 - The Eldest Brother Of The Academy
Chapter 311 - Another Man Falls From The Sky
Chapter 312 - We Were Only Passers-By (Part I)
Chapter 313 - We Were Only Passers-By (Part Ii)
Chapter 314 - Life Is Hard
Chapter 315 - A Hard Life For Them (Part I)
Chapter 316 - A Hard Life For Them (Part Ii)
Chapter 317 - The Appearance Of The Tomes Of Arcane And What Happens After
Chapter 318 - Two Characters In The Carriage
Chapter 319 - The One Addicted To Flowers Follows Silently
Chapter 320 - Calling For Love In The North Of The Wilderness
Chapter 321 - We Might As Well Not Fight Or Meet
Chapter 322 - The Prince And The Beggar
Chapter 323 - Bloody Bread
Chapter 324 - The Darkness That Was Like Blood In Tuyang City
Chapter 325 - You Are Not Old, But Please Retire
Chapter 326 - Everyone Has A Chain On His Neck
Chapter 327 - Depressed Yet Zealous
Chapter 328 - That Aura Has Awakened
Chapter 329 - That Piece Of Snow Was Falling
Chapter 330 - The Cracked Head
Chapter 331 - There Was Snow In The Lane At The Beginning Of New Year
Chapter 332 - There Is No Blood In Sangsang'S Eyes
Chapter 333 - The Future In Your Hands
Chapter 334 - Just Invincible Prior To Knowing Destiny
Chapter 335 - The Vigilance From The Secular World
Chapter 336 - I Have Never Suspected
Chapter 337 - Out Of The Blue
Chapter 338 - Pigeon Soup (Part I)
Chapter 339 - Pigeon Soup (Part Ii)
Chapter 340 - I Can'T Fall Asleep Without You
Chapter 341 - A Reunion With New And Old Friends
Chapter 342 - Burying The Urns
Chapter 343 - Pride Of The Academy
Chapter 344 - Heavier Than The Blade And Faster Than The Arrows
Chapter 345 - The Person Entering The Human Realm (Part I)
Chapter 346 - The Person Entering The Human Realm (Part Ii)
Chapter 347 - The Person Entering The Human Realm (Part Three)
Chapter 348 - The Invitation From Lanke Temple
Chapter 349 - Comprehension Before The Fish
Chapter 350 - Hidden In The Fog
Chapter 351 - Flower Falls
Chapter 352 - Red Walls And White Snow, What A Lovely Scene
Chapter 353 - Calligraphy, The Calligraphy Addict And The Academy
Chapter 354 - The Fight Between Two Different Opinions (Part I)
Chapter 355 - The Fight Between Two Different Opinions (Part Ii)
Chapter 356 - We Were Kids
Chapter 357 - A Pitiful Kid
Chapter 358 - Looking For Sangsang
Chapter 359 - I Don'T Like It
Chapter 360 - Scolding The Lake
Chapter 361 - Bun
Chapter 362 - Clouds Above The Mortal World, Buddha With A Bloody Face
Chapter 363
Chapter 364 - Buddha'S Head And Meat Buns
Chapter 365 - The Dead Master
Chapter 366 - Cutting The Candle
Chapter 367 - Chronicles Of The Building Of Pines And Cranes (Part I)
Chapter 368 - Chronicles Of The Building Of Pines And Cranes (Part Ii)
Chapter 369 - Can'T Help Loving Her Even Without Seeing Her
Chapter 370 - Porridge And Letters, Before And In The Future
Chapter 371 - Visiting Relatives, Returning To The City And The Girl On The Bench
Chapter 372 - Smashing Rocks On Thin Chests, Shocking Winter Grass With Shamelessness
Chapter 373 - Meeting Teacher And The Poor Guys Who Have No Status
Chapter 374
Chapter 375
Chapter 376
Chapter 377 - Trying To Escape From The Cliff Cave For The First Time
Chapter 378 - Vegetable Washing And Load Carrying
Chapter 379 - Trick Heaven And Earth
Chapter 380 - Three Solutions, Or Just One
Chapter 381 - Three Books (Part I)
Chapter 382 - Three Books (Part Ii)
Chapter 383 - Being Grounded For Cultivation (Part I)
Chapter 384 - Being Grounded For Cultivation (Part Ii)
Chapter 385 - New Green Life On The Old Cliff
Chapter 386 - A New Weapon And A New Apprentice
Chapter 387 - Youngest Uncle Of The New Generation
Chapter 388 - Jumping Down From The Waterfall And Talking About Beasts
Chapter 389 - A Challenger Came To The Academy
Chapter 390 - The Old Lady Sweeping The Floor
Chapter 391 - Exhaustive Testing
Chapter 392 - Spring Was Waiting For You
Chapter 393 - The Very Last Qi
Chapter 394 - The Third Book
Chapter 395 - Reading The Tomes Of Arcane
Chapter 396 - Debating About Night With The Headmaster Of The Academy
Chapter 397 - If The Heaven'S Way Really Exists
Chapter 398 - The Shame Of The Academy Who Refused To Show His Face
Chapter 399 - A Big Show
Chapter 400 - The Strongest In This World...
Chapter 401 - I Pulled My Blade Because I Recognized It
Chapter 402 - A Simple Hack
Chapter 403 - Why Don'T You Give In? (Part 1)
Chapter 404 - Why Don'T You Give In? (Part 2)
Chapter 405 - The Academy Is Always Very Polite
Chapter 406 - How Can You Prove It?
Chapter 407 - The Girl Kneeling Before God
Chapter 408 - The Successors Of Gods
Chapter 409 - The Men Who Are Not Easily Fooled
Chapter 410 - Borrowing The Sword (Part 1)
Chapter 411 - Borrowing The Sword (Part 2)
Chapter 412 - Borrowing The Sword (Part Iii)
Chapter 413 - The Black Peach Flower Beside The Boat
Chapter 414 - Under The Banyan, Beside The Pond
Chapter 415 - Let'S Go!
Chapter 416 - Let'S Meet In The West-Hill In Three Years
Chapter 417 - Legend Of The Building (I)
Chapter 418 - Legend Of The Building (Ii)
Chapter 419 - Being Able To Grasp It, But Unable To Let It Go
Chapter 420 - The General (I)
Chapter 421 - General (Ii)
Chapter 422 - The Vermilion Bird Recognizes Its Lord
Chapter 423 - Raining Street And Burning People
Chapter 424 - Buildings Without Walls
Chapter 425 - And Where Were You?
Chapter 426 - Who Was More Shameless And Better At Bragging?
Chapter 427 - A Package Wrapped In Blue Cloth
Chapter 428 - Genuine Works
Chapter 429 - The Auctioneer Speaks
Chapter 430 - The Buyer From South Jin Kingdom
Chapter 431 - So What If You Have Money?
Chapter 432 - Purchasing The Lake
Chapter 433 - Cutting The Weeds
Chapter 434 - Torn Armor
Chapter 435 - Blasting The Stream
Chapter 436 - Embroidering Flowers
Chapter 437 - Tearing Paper
Chapter 438 - Sword Thunder
Chapter 439 - Moving Trees
Chapter 440 - Planting Lotus
Chapter 441 - Holding Umbrella
Chapter 442 - Taming The Eagle
Chapter 443 - Weeping Willow
Chapter 444 - The Arrival Of A Maiden Taoist Priest Drenched In The Rain.
Chapter 445 - The Guest That Made The Host Uncomfortable
Chapter 446 - Chalk, Powdered Ice, And Powdered Regrets
Chapter 447 - The Time Would Come For Stars To Fall
Chapter 448 - Everyone Has A Painful Childhood
Chapter 449 - Summertime Languidness
Chapter 450 - Let Us Cultivate Together (Part I)
Chapter 451 - Let Us Cultivate Together (Part Ii)
Chapter 452
Chapter 453 - Observing The Sword For A Whole Night And Drawing It
Chapter 454 - The Autumn Was Back
Chapter 455 - Retiring And Growing Old
Chapter 456 - How To End The Old Grudge
Chapter 457 - Name Extend Of Cha
Chapter 458 - The Fisherman And The Invitation
Chapter 459 - Yellow Leaves And The White Chess Piece
Chapter 460 - Look At The Other Charms Of Chang'An
Chapter 461 - Discussing Taoism On The Streets
Chapter 462 - The Small Taoist Temple And Being Free
Chapter 463 - Stronger Feeling Of Autumn
Chapter 464 - Preaching
Chapter 465 - Teaching
Chapter 466 - Disabusing
Chapter 467 - Winter Solstice Festival
Chapter 468 - Watching The Snow
Chapter 469 - Another Insight
Chapter 470 - The Only Choice
Chapter 471 - Blood In The Palm; People On The Bridge
Chapter 472 - Those Forgotten Names
Chapter 473 - A Different Story
Chapter 474 - Hoisting The Flag
Chapter 475 - Snowing
Chapter 476 - The Wail Of The Cicadas
Chapter 477 - Frost Fall
Chapter 478 - Inside And Outside The Well
Chapter 479 - It Had Never Been A War Of Only One Man
Chapter 480 - The Meeting Of Iron Flowers And Iron Arrows
Chapter 481 - The Blood Flag Will Not Fall
Chapter 482 - The Spear
Chapter 483 - The Open Spear
Chapter 484 - The Sword In The Dark
Chapter 485
Chapter 486 - Lullaby
Chapter 487
Chapter 488 - After Your Death
Chapter 489
Chapter 490 - The Same World, The Different Thoughts
Chapter 491 - Discussing The Sword
Chapter 492 - Tomb Sweeping
Chapter 493 - New Life, Falling Rocks, And A Spring Outing
Chapter 494 - The Story Of Spring (I)
Chapter 495 - The Story Of Spring (Ii)
Chapter 496 - The Story Of Spring(Iii)
Chapter 497 - Another Dream
Chapter 498 - Sangsang'S Illness
Chapter 499
Chapter 500
Chapter 501 - Shall We Go To Worship Buddha?
Chapter 502 - Who Would Protect Him If The Night Came?
Chapter 503 - Just Because Of One More Look At You
Chapter 504 - A Small Porcelain Bottle
Chapter 505 - Small Pills
Chapter 506 - Disappointed Before Parting
Chapter 507 - The Black Horse Carriage With A Sunroof
Chapter 508 - Meeting By The Road
Chapter 509 - Heart'S Blood
Chapter 510 - The Fallen Knight
Chapter 511 - The Lonesome Mountain
Chapter 512 - Arrived In Qinghe County
Chapter 513 - Don'T Get Any Ideas
Chapter 514 - The Family Cui'S Interesting Reaction
Chapter 515 - The Beginning Of History Books
Chapter 516 - Prophecy Of The Broken Beam
Chapter 517 - In The Future And Ours
Chapter 518 - Is This An Illness?
Chapter 519 - The Taoist Priest Without Bottom
Chapter 520 - Gray-Eyed Cub
Chapter 521 - Heaven'S Orders And Darkness
Chapter 522 - I Can Fall
Chapter 523 - Candy Of Life
Chapter 524 - Can'T Leave The Green Hill
Chapter 525 - Haotian'S Shadow
Chapter 526
Chapter 527 - The Shabby Temple In Autumn
Chapter 528
Chapter 529
Chapter 530 - Seven Iron Arrows
Chapter 531 - Scattered Horses And People
Chapter 532 - Autumn Rain Kills And Autumn Wind Laughs
Chapter 533 - Start With Debating
Chapter 534 - Fire In Red Lotus Temple
Chapter 535
Chapter 536 - Who Could Foresee Destiny
Chapter 537 - Trekking In Twilight
Chapter 538 - Looking For The Drugs
Chapter 539 - Finally, I Hear Your Voice
Chapter 540 - Medicine Of Light (I)
Chapter 541 - Medicine Of Light (Ii)
Chapter 542 - Medicine Of Light (Iii)
Chapter 543 - Two Pearls On The Dark Walls
Chapter 544 - The Divine Palanquin Moves North
Chapter 545 - The Flaring Divine Robes
Chapter 546 - Scenery
Chapter 547 - The Little Town On Wa Mountain
Chapter 548 - Master Qishan
Chapter 549 - Green Marks On The Tomb
Chapter 550 - Real Buddha In Front
Chapter 551 - Whispers Before The Hall
Chapter 552
Chapter 553: Blunders By The Stream And I Don'T Want To Miss It
Chapter 553 - The Two Strong Speeches
Chapter 554 - The Leaping Birds
Chapter 556 - A Perfect Silence Prevailed
Chapter 557 - Warning Signs
Chapter 558
Chapter 559
Chapter 560 - Heaven'S Will
Chapter 561 - The Inconspicuous Yet Colorful Leaf
Chapter 562 - Sangsang'S Saying
Chapter 563
Chapter 564 - Which Color Do You Choose?
Chapter 565 - Lucky To Have Sangsang
Chapter 566 - A Green Pear
Chapter 567 - I'Ll Wait For You On The Mountain
Chapter 568 - Black And White Between The Chessboard
Chapter 569 - Ask And It Shall Be Given
Chapter 570 - A Thousand-World Flower
Chapter 571 - You Can Be White If You Want To Be
Chapter 572 - The Cause And Effect Of Xuankong Temple
Chapter 573 - Unpredictable Future
Chapter 574 - Studying Buddhism
Chapter 575 - Above All States
Chapter 576 - Buddha'S Notes
Chapter 577 - Thoughts On The Stone Statues At Night
Chapter 578
Chapter 579 - A Grand Celebration
Chapter 580 - A Cup Of Flower Tea
Chapter 581 - A Flower Addict
Chapter 582 - A Pebble
Chapter 583 - The Chime Of A Bell
Chapter 584 - Walking Under The Light Of Buddha
Chapter 585 - Yama'S Daughter (1)
Chapter 586 - Yama'S Daughter (Ii)
Chapter 587 - We Were All Resisting
Chapter 588 - To Save Or To Kill, By The Compassion Of Buddha
Chapter 589 - A New Generation Of Powerhouse
Chapter 590 - The Buddha Among Men
Chapter 591 - Battle, Victory Over Buddha
Chapter 592 - Tendrils
Chapter 593 - The Wind In Lanke Temple
Chapter 594 - Tearing Through The Array!
Chapter 595 - Second Of The Academy
Chapter 596
Chapter 597 - The Iron Sword And The Wooden Sword
Chapter 598
Chapter 599 - Deserted Ruins
Chapter 600 - Where Are They?
Chapter 601 - Autumn Is Coming
Chapter 602 - Eternal Life And Death
Chapter 603 - The Same People And Things
Chapter 604 - The Three Who Tried A Case
Chapter 605 - Come And Go
Chapter 606
Chapter 607 - Beneath The Cloud, Over The Ground
Chapter 608 - We Were Here And Those Who Stop Us Shall Die
Chapter 609 - The Chiming Of Bells In Xuankong Temple
Chapter 610 - It Is Boring In The Wilderness
Chapter 611
Chapter 612 - Nothing Can Stop Us, Not Even Buddha
Chapter 613 - The Cloud
Chapter 614 - The Trailing Shadow
Chapter 615 - Chaoyang City Does Not Face The Sun
Chapter 616 - Two Autumns
Chapter 617 - The Clouds Gathered Above Chaoyang City (I)
Chapter 618 - The Clouds Gathered Above Chaoyang City (Ii)
Chapter 619 - Spoon, When Will The Spoon Be Seen
Chapter 620 - My Sangsang Could Not Be So Cute
Chapter 621 - The Strong Intent To Kill
Chapter 622
Chapter 623
Chapter 624 - Bound To You, Before The Broken Wall
Chapter 625 - Invincible Among People With The Same State
Chapter 626 - Fight Against The Entire World
Chapter 627 - The Trapped Beasts
Chapter 628 - Break Into The Monastery
Chapter 629 - Black Crows And The Priest In Red
Chapter 630 - Relationships And Gossip
Chapter 631 - Across The Lake Is A World Of Bloodshed
Chapter 632 - The Killing Stone
Chapter 633 - Don'T Kill
Chapter 634 - The Chief Preaching Monk
Chapter 635
Chapter 636 - My Teacher Asked Me To Send You Some Words
Chapter 637 - The Eldest Brother And The Younger Brother
Chapter 638 - Buddha'S Words
Chapter 639 - Confucius Says
Chapter 640 - Immolation
Chapter 641 - The Burning Horse Carriage
Chapter 642
Chapter 643
Chapter 644 - Inside The Quagmire
Chapter 645 - The Fog Dissipates, Revealing Red Robes
Chapter 646 - The Most Exciting Time
Chapter 647 - Be Skillful In Battle
Chapter 648 - Good At Battle
Chapter 649 - This Is Battle
Chapter 650 - The Caw Through The Swamp
Chapter 651 - Nobody Dares Ride On The Black Donkey
Chapter 652 - Nearing Shubi Lake
Chapter 653 - The Woodcutter, Who Returned To Shubi Lake
Chapter 654 - The City Of Wei Got Drunk
Chapter 655 - The Helan Gorge
Chapter 656 - Let Him Go
Chapter 657 - The Dark Clouds Landed On The Silver Mask
Chapter 658 - Drink One'S Fill
Chapter 659 - War Began With An Id Token
Chapter 660 - I'M Foretelling The Future On The Tower
Chapter 661 - Summer Is Coming
Chapter 662 - Winter Won'T Leave
Chapter 663 - Towards Death
Chapter 664
Chapter 665 - The Northern Goshawk
Chapter 666 - Cries Of The Desolate
Chapter 667 - Sending Arrows With A Song
Chapter 668 - Between Shooting And Not Shooting
Chapter 669 - The Light Of The Southern Sky
Chapter 670 - The Darkness In The Northen Sky
Chapter 671 - Dark Dreams (Part I)
Chapter 672 - Dark Dreams (Part 2)
Chapter 673 - Shooting The Golden Dragon'S Head
Chapter 674 - The Hand Reaching Out To The Sky
Chapter 675 - Sword Of The World (Part 1)
Chapter 676 - Sword Of The World (Part 2)
Chapter 677 - Something Truly Interesting
Chapter 678 - Sangsang'S Smile
Chapter 679 - The Headmaster'S Wrath
Chapter 680 - Traveling For Miles Just To Eat
Chapter 681 - Peering Into The Heavens Through Plates
Chapter 682 - This Is A Question
Chapter 683 - Picking Fish And Remains In The Sea Of Snow
Chapter 684 - Water Gushing Out To The Ship At Night
Chapter 685 - It Must Be Beautiful
Chapter 686 - Seedling Picking, Divorcing One'S Wife For A New Day
Chapter 687 - The Headmaster'S Story (Part 1)
Chapter 688 - The Headmaster'S Story (Part 2)
Chapter 689 - Story Of The Headmaster (Ii)
Chapter 690 - Turning The World Upside Down (I)
Chapter 691 - Turning The World Upside Down (Ii)
Chapter 692 - Body In Light, Feet In Darkness
Chapter 693 - Ascension (Part 1)
Chapter 694 - Ascension To Heaven (Ii)
Chapter 695 - No Regrets Though We Part Without A Fight
Chapter 696 - A New Story (Part 1)
Chapter 697 - A New Story (Part 2)
Chapter 698 - The Cold Autumn Palace
Chapter 699 - The Quiet And Dark Palace
Chapter 700 - The Key To Chang'An City
Chapter 701 - Someone Is Waiting, Someone Is Blocking
Chapter 702 - Beginning Of The Show
Chapter 703 - Battle In Capital Cheng (I)
Chapter 704 - Battle In Capital Cheng (Ii)
Chapter 705 - Temporary Defeat
Chapter 706 - The Tang'S Belief
Chapter 707 - The Subsequence
Chapter 708 - Wei, I'M Worried
Chapter 709 - The Destruction Of The City Of Wei
Chapter 710 - The Tang War
Chapter 711 - End Of The War
Chapter 712
Chapter 713 - Back To The South
Chapter 714 - Long Live Her Majesty
Chapter 715 - Fists As Heavy As Mountains And A Belt Of Steel
Chapter 716 - I Have Been To The City Of Wei
Chapter 717 - The Attitude Of The Northern Army
Chapter 718 - All Into Ashes
Chapter 719 - One Night In Chang'An
Chapter 720 - Shangguan Yangyu
Chapter 721 - He Mingchi
Chapter 722 - Welcome
Chapter 723 - Education In The Academy
Chapter 724 - Tearing The Old Papers And Returning To The Capital
Chapter 725 - Sharing The Emperor'S Burdens And Working Together
Chapter 726 - Cruelty Starts From Today
Chapter 727 - To Fight In A War
Chapter 728 - Farmers' Counterattack
Chapter 729 - Yang Erxi And His Companions (Fourth)
Chapter 730 - One Step, One Kill
Chapter 731 - The Academy Is Still Young
Chapter 732 - Listening To The Chirping Of Cicadas For 23 Years
Chapter 733 - The Academy Still Triumphed
Chapter 734 - Discussion On The City Wall (Part I)
Chapter 735 - Seven Days
Chapter 736 - Verdant Canyon Attacks
Chapter 737 - A Bright Moon Rises From The Mountains
Chapter 738 - Come And Fight
Chapter 739 - Killing Silence
Chapter 740 - An Arrow Shower, Red Lines, And A Sword
Chapter 741 - Building Fences And Forging Iron
Chapter 742 - Heavy Sound
Chapter 743 - The First Day
Chapter 744 - The Source Of Calmness (Part I)
Chapter 745 - The Source Of Calmness (Part Ii)
Chapter 746 - The Iron Sword Wants You To Cry
Chapter 747 - This Has Nothing To Do With Kindness Or Generosity
Chapter 748 - Cage Of Ten Thousand Swords
Chapter 749 - Confidence Making One Not Alone
Chapter 750 - The Best Of The Best (Part I)
Chapter 751 - A Head-On Blow
Chapter 752 - A Vastness Of Yellow Sand, A Game Round
Chapter 753 - A Sleepless Night (Part I)
Chapter 754 - A Sleepless Night (Part Ii)
Chapter 755 - Autumn Breeze And Fallen Leaves
Chapter 756 - Looking At Chang'An (Part I)
Chapter 757 - Looking At Chang'An (Part Ii)
Chapter 758 - Second Brother'S Rule (Part I)
Chapter 759 - Second Brother'S Rule (Part Ii)
Chapter 760 - What'S Done Is Done
Chapter 761 - There Is No "If"
Chapter 762 - No Time For Break
Chapter 763
Chapter 764
Chapter 765 - Near Or Far
Chapter 766 - Water In The Yellow River From Sky
Chapter 767 - Reaching For A Sword Amongst Thousands
Chapter 768 - How Beautiful The Green Hills Are
Chapter 769 - Enemy Of Chang'An
Chapter 770 - Chang'An, The Falling Snow
Chapter 771 - Storming Into The City
Chapter 772 - The Immeasurable Abbey Dean
Chapter 773 - The Burning Snow
Chapter 774 - Full Devotion Because Of Sadness
Chapter 775 - Understanding And Defense
Chapter 776 - This Road Is Impassable
Chapter 777 - Divine Talisman, Pinprick, And Faded Lotus
Chapter 778 - Walk While Writing
Chapter 779 - Break Up With The Past
Chapter 780 - What A Pity!
Chapter 781 - Armed With Chang'An To Fight (Part I)
Chapter 782 - Armed With Chang'An To Fight (Part Ii)
Chapter 783 - Frozen (Part I)
Chapter 784 - Frozen (Part Ii)
Chapter 785 - The Young Men In Sanyuanli (Part I)
Chapter 786 - The Young Men In Sanyuanli (Part Ii)
Chapter 787 - City Of Sins (Part I)
Chapter 788 - City Of Sins (Part Ii)
Chapter 789 - Pursuing Death
Chapter 790 - Unacceptance Of The Noble Kingdom
Chapter 791 - Unacceptance Of The Noble Kingdom (Part 2)
Chapter 792 - Unacceptance Of The Noble Kingdom (Part 3)
Chapter 793 - If Heaven Cannot Accept Me
Chapter 794 - Tens And Thousands Of People
Chapter 795 - Tens And Thousands Of Swords
Chapter 796 - To Write In The Sky
Chapter 797 - Please Be Hacked Into Pieces
Chapter 798 - Killed By The Mortal (Part One)
Chapter 799 - Killed By The Mortal (Part Two)
Chapter 800 - Laughing Out Loud (Part I)
Chapter 801 - Laughing Out Loud (Part Ii)
Chapter 802 - Coming Home (Part I)
Chapter 803 - Coming Home (Part Ii)
Chapter 804 - Coming Home (Part Iii)
Chapter 805 - A Later Story
Chapter 806 - The Bean-Like Light In The House, Laughing On A Crutch
Chapter 807 - Broken Bows, Broken Knives, And Broken Dreams
Chapter 808 - Killing As I Think Of Life And Death
Chapter 809 - The World In Heaven
Chapter 810 - Part Of The World But Not Part Of The Matter
Chapter 811 - The Woman Who Came With The Spring Rain
Chapter 812 - Negotiations Do Not Have To Mean War
Chapter 813 - Someone Has Come To Chang'An City
Chapter 814 - That Person Drinks
Chapter 815 - Come In Please
Chapter 816 - Somebody In The Mortal World
Chapter 817 - The Man'S Word
Chapter 818 - The Dilemma About Rage And Courage
Chapter 819 - Singing To The Moon And Waiting
Chapter 820 - The White Flag In The Rain
Chapter 821 - May The Spring Rain Wash My Blood
Chapter 822 - Trapped In A City Of Woe
Chapter 823 - The Great Object Between Life And Death
Chapter 824 - A Rain Of Tears
Chapter 825 - Her
Chapter 826 - It
Chapter 827 - Them
Chapter 828 - For I So Loved The World (Part One)
Chapter 829 - For I So Loved The World(Part Two)
Chapter 830 - Father And Son
Chapter 831 - Peach Blossoms Over The Mountain
Chapter 832 - Old Schoolmates
Chapter 833 - Time For Reunion
Chapter 834 - To Fetch Her
Chapter 835 - Not Even The Fuchun River Can Cleanse Them
Chapter 836 - A Rundown Temple Outside Yangzhou City
Chapter 837 - The Distant Past
Chapter 838 - Indifference
Chapter 839 - The Man In The Shabby House
Chapter 840 - A Sage In Town (Part One)
Chapter 841 - A Sage In Town (Part Two)
Chapter 842 - The Waning Moon
Chapter 843 - Into The Kingdom Of God
Chapter 844 - The Return Of An Old Friend
Chapter 845 - Hatred Of Two (Part 1)
Chapter 846 - Hatred Of Two (Part 2)
Chapter 847 - Hatred Of Two (Part 2)
Chapter 848 - Indifference
Chapter 849 - Rain And Wind, I Come, Not Alone
Chapter 850 - Before The Flowers And Beneath The Moon (Part 1)
Chapter 851 - Before The Flowers And Beneath The Moon (Part 2)
Chapter 852 - A Useless Oblation Is Not Useless
Chapter 853 - Sweet Potatoes Cool Easily
Chapter 854 - The Girl From The South Sea
Chapter 855 - Seven Steps Into The Zhishou Abbey
Chapter 856 - The Silent Wreck
Chapter 857 - Haotian Taoism'S Gamble
Chapter 858 - Shaving His Head
Chapter 859 - Unveiling His Ambition
Chapter 860 - Till Death Do Us Apart
Chapter 861 - The Rite To Light
Chapter 862 - Waiting In The Rain Of Peach Petals
Chapter 863 - An Optimistic Offering
Chapter 864 - A Unique Oration Of Rite
Chapter 865 - The Divine Priest Of South Sea
Chapter 866 - Chaos At The Peach Mountain
Chapter 867 - The Sword Of Judgement (I)
Chapter 868 - The Sword Of Judgement (Ii)
Chapter 869 - The Man Of The Show
Chapter 870 - The Intruder
Chapter 871 - A Mountain Song, A Majestic Person
Chapter 872 - If A Fight Is What You Want, A Fight Is What You’Ve Got (I)
Chapter 873 - If A Fight Is What You Want, A Fight Is What You’Ve Got(Ii)
Chapter 874 - The Academy’S Prediction (I)
Chapter 875 - The Academy’S Prediction(Ii)
Chapter 876 - Cutting The Bond
Chapter 877 - The Sword Raises, Us At Each End Of The Bridge
Chapter 878 - The Unseverable
Chapter 879 - Impossible As Ants To Shake A Mighty Tree, I Have Become Invincible! (I)
Chapter 880 - Impossible As Ants To Shake A Mighty Tree, I Have Become Invincible! (Ii)
Chapter 881
Chapter 882 - Battle Between Heaven And Human
Chapter 883 - With Heaven In My Embrace, The World Becomes An Ocean
Chapter 884 - A Step From Jun Mo, An Arrow From The South
Chapter 885 - The Yellow River Once Flowed
Chapter 886 - Messy To Unravel
Chapter 887 - Climbing Up The Peach Mountain
Chapter 888 - Asking The Heaven (Part I)
Chapter 889 - Asking The Heaven (Part Ⅱ)
Chapter 890 - Sangsang Has Hurt Me A Thousand Times(Part I)
Chapter 891 - Sangsang Has Hurt Me A Thousand Times(Part Ⅱ)
Chapter 892 - The Feeling
Chapter 893 - Toss And Turn
Chapter 894 - Those You Could Never Understand
Chapter 895 - First Of The Three Petty Things
Chapter 896 - Second Of The Three Petty Things
Chapter 897 - Do You Find This Interesting?
Chapter 898 - The Days In The Divine Hall Of Light(Part I)
Chapter 899 - The Days In The Divine Hall Of Light (Part Ⅱ)
Chapter 900 - The Quake (I)
Chapter 901 - The Quake (Ii)
Chapter 902 - Into The Abyss Together
Chapter 903 - From The Abyss To The Abbey
Chapter 904 - Peach Mountain In Havoc After The Snowstorm
Chapter 905 - Overestimating Oneself By The Yellow River
Chapter 906 - The Gloom Absorber, The River Crosser And The Marshmallow
Chapter 907 - Those No One Could Understand
Chapter 908 - The Most Despicable Man
Chapter 909 - Intruding The Palace
Chapter 910 - Cursive On The Cloud
Chapter 911 - Splash-Ink And Dirty Clouds
Chapter 912 - Some Trivial Matters
Chapter 913 - Her Image
Chapter 914 - Untitled
Chapter 915 - I Want To See The Sea
Chapter 916 - I Think I Am The Sea
Chapter 917 - I Am Not Among All Living Creatures
Chapter 918 - God Gets Sick(Part Ⅰ)
Chapter 919 - God Gets Sick(Part Ⅱ)
Chapter 920 - God Gets Sick(Part Ⅲ)
Chapter 921
Chapter 922 - The Mean Abbey
Chapter 923 - The Mean House
Chapter 924 - Long Time No See
Chapter 925 - On Behalf Of Heaven
Chapter 926 - Life Is A Cultivation
Chapter 927 - In The Human World (I)
Chapter 928 - In The Human World (Ii)
Chapter 929
Chapter 930 - Stepping On The Mountain Towards The Bodhi Tree
Chapter 931 - Look At The Sky From The Bottom Of A Well
Chapter 932 - Beautiful
Chapter 933 - Ugly
Chapter 934 - Snow Lotus On The Cliff
Chapter 935 - The Way Jun Mo Cultivates Buddha Dharma
Chapter 936 - Enchanted Morning Bell And Return Of Light Of Buddha
Chapter 937 - Buddha’S Palm
Chapter 938 - Western Land, Ning Que'S Bliss
Chapter 939 - White Tower Bursting Out Of Clouds
Chapter 940 - One Green Pear Through Five-Hundred Years
Chapter 941 - The Other End Of The Chessboard
Chapter 942 - Attachment
Chapter 943 - Aversion
Chapter 944 - Obsession
Chapter 945 - A Prairie Fire
Chapter 946 - Breaking The Bones
Chapter 947 - Man Must Be Resolute And Broad-Minded
Chapter 948 - It Is A Sword Anyway (I)
Chapter 949 - It Is Sword Anyway (Part Ii)
Chapter 950 - It Is Sword Anyway (Part Iii)
Chapter 951 - Rendezvous
Chapter 952 - Shoulder By Shoulder
Chapter 953 - Hand In Hand
Chapter 954 - Blossoms At Last
Chapter 955 - Return With Fruitful Results
Chapter 956 - When
Chapter 957 - Who
Chapter 958 - Shadow And Bell
Chapter 959 - The Sky Wants To Strike You
Chapter 960 - Striking You Is Because Missing You, So It Is Loud
Chapter 961 - See Through The Sky And Phra Pidta
Chapter 962 - They Open The Black Umbrella But Can’T Leave
Chapter 963 - Poisoned
Chapter 964 - Killing Buddha And The Old Pickle Jar
Chapter 965 - A Crow Fell On A Pig
Chapter 966 - Kill At Sight
Chapter 967 - Slashing Forward
Chapter 968 - Who Could Rival The One Integrated With The Nature (Ⅰ)
Chapter 969 - Devils And Ghosts At The River Bottom
Chapter 970 - The Bodhisattva
Chapter 971 - My Turn This Time
Chapter 972 - Killing Ksitigarbha
Chapter 973 - Running In The World Of Buddha
Chapter 974 - Seeing Buddha
Chapter 975 - Cultivating Buddhism (Part I)
Chapter 976 - Cultivating Buddhism (Part Ii)
Chapter 977 - Cultivating Buddhism (Another Part Ii)
Chapter 978 - Cultivating Buddhism (Part Iii)
Chapter 979 - Merciful Ferry And Unreasonable Buddha
Chapter 980 - Spring Thunder In The Human World, And Holding Flower In The Buddha Land
Chapter 981 - Reaching For The Star
Chapter 982 - Ning Que And Sangsang Return And The Chessboard Goes Back
Chapter 983 - A Brand New Work
Chapter 984 - Finish The Tea Before You Ask Why
Chapter 985 - My Love, How Could You Not Understand?
Chapter 986 - Spring Breeze Turns Into Rain And The Compassionate Ark Liberates All
Chapter 987 - Never Let You Go
Chapter 988 - The Destination
Chapter 989 - Haotian’S Gift To The Human World (I)
Chapter 990 - Haotian’S Gift To The Human World (Ii)
Chapter 991 - Someone Lifted The Curtain
Chapter 992 - A Young Man In Indigo Gown
Chapter 993 - To See Or Not To See
Chapter 994 - The First Strike
Chapter 995 - The Last Strike
Chapter 996 - A Man Died
Chapter 997 - A Sigh
Chapter 998 - The Sighs
Chapter 999 - Why Sorry
Chapter 1000 - In The Crystal Of Light And Realm Of Darkness, Who Is Watching You?
Chapter 1001 - The Revolution Failed
Chapter 1002 - Looking After (I)
Chapter 1003 - Looking After (Ii)
Chapter 1004 - Killing A Virtuous Man
Chapter 1005 - Every Human Being Has Compassion
Chapter 1006 - Killing In The Autumn Wind And Rain (I)
Chapter 1007 - Killing In The Autumn Wind And Rain (Ii)
Chapter 1008 - Killing In The Autumn Wind And Rain (Iii)
Chapter 1009 - The Messenger (I)
Chapter 1010 - The Treachery (I)
Chapter 1011 - The Treachery (Ii)
Chapter 1012 - Happy Excursion
Chapter 1013 - Who Fights With His Life, And Who Sells The Liquor?
Chapter 1014 - Put Up A Building To Watch The Autumn Wind
Chapter 1015 - Let’S Gamble, On Human Lives (I)
Chapter 1016 - Let’S Gamble, On Human Lives (Ii)
Chapter 1017 - The Way To Negotiate With The World (I)
Chapter 1018 - The Way To Negotiate With The World (Ii)
Chapter 1019 - The Way To Negotiate With The World (Ii)
Chapter 1020 - The Specter Of The Academy
Chapter 1021 - The Academy’S Matter Of Course
Chapter 1022 - God Is Gone, Then What About Haotian?
Chapter 1023 - The Talk He Wants With Her (I)
Chapter 1024 - The Talk He Wants With Her (Ii)
Chapter 1025 - The Last Words
Chapter 1026 - Then Nothing
Chapter 1027 - Her Faith
Chapter 1028 - The Childish, The Bright, And The Ordinary (I)
Chapter 1029 - The Childish, The Bright, And The Ordinary (I)
Chapter 1030 - The Childish, The Bright, And The Ordinary (Ii)
Chapter 1031 - There Is Hope (I)
Chapter 1032 - There Is Hope (Ii)
Chapter 1033 - That Winter
Chapter 1034 - Wind Roaring
Chapter 1034.1
Chapter 1035 - Blood Phoenix Shrilling On Peach Mountain(Ii)
Chapter 1036 - Blood Phoenix Shrilling In Peach Mountain (Iii)
Chapter 1037 - The White Smoke
Chapter 1038 - Between Heaven And Earth, There Stood Tang Xiaotang
Chapter 1039 - He Was No Longer One Person
Chapter 1040 - Truly Alive
Chapter 1041 - I Want To Look At The Sun
Chapter 1042 - Farewell In The Yellow Sand
Chapter 1043 - Sacred Flame Roaring, My Body Burning
Chapter 1044 - Sages Never Get Lonely
Chapter 1045 - The Dreadful Person In The Way
Chapter 1046 - Looking Up To Sky
Chapter 1047 - Down The Abyss, By The Lagoon
Chapter 1048 - Are You Not Battle-Dressed? Let’S Share The Plate For Breast!
Chapter 1049 - The Blooming Tree By The Corner
Chapter 1050 - The Butcher’S Shop In The Town
Chapter 1051 - The Arrow Pointed At The World
Chapter 1052 - The Magnificent
Chapter 1053 - Countless Pairs Of Hands
Chapter 1054 - Her Being Pursued
Chapter 1055 - Tricks Of The Headmaster And His Disciple, Backed By Chang’An
Chapter 1056 - The Joy Of Not Knowing The Result
Chapter 1057 - The Blade Longed For Blood, And I Longed For Horses
Chapter 1058 - Between Heaven And Earth, There Came The Wild Horses
Chapter 1059 - The Bleeding Setting Sun, And The Ink-Black Deep Ocean
Chapter 1060 - The Dawn Over Here Is Quiet
Chapter 1061 - Morning Glow, Breeze, Wild Flowers, Grass, And The Arrow
Chapter 1062 - Arrow And Return
Chapter 1063 - Back To The City Of Wei
Chapter 1064 - I Retrieved What She Had Sent Out
Chapter 1065 - The National Master’S Array
Chapter 1066 - The Person By The Stream
Chapter 1067 - One In The East, One In The West
Chapter 1068 - The Strength Of The Academy, The End Of The Golden Tribe
Chapter 1069 - Something I Had To Do
Chapter 1070 - Talisman, Tree, Bridge And The Person Attached To The Top
Chapter 1071 - Back To The Verdant Canyon
Chapter 1072 - Heading To Yangzhou (Part 1)
Chapter 1073 - Heading For Yangzhou (Ii)
Chapter 1074 - A Wisp Of Haoran Qi
Chapter 1075 - The Jolly Dashing Wind Through Thousand Miles
Chapter 1076 - Crossing The Great Swamp, Seeing The River
Chapter 1077 - Small Town, Butcher’S Shop And The Knife
Chapter 1078 - Eradicating Buddhism (Part 1)
Chapter 1079 - Eradicating Buddhism (Part 2)
Chapter 1080 - Eradicating Buddhism (Part 3)
Chapter 1081 - Crushing Rocks On The Chest
Chapter 1082 - Stone Statues And Chicken Soup
Chapter 1083 - Human Could Never Predict Heaven’S Will
Chapter 1084
Chapter 1085 - On Both Sides Of The River
Chapter 1086 - The Strait
Chapter 1087 - The Banquet (I)
Chapter 1088 - The Banquet (Ii)
Chapter 1089 - The Banquet (Iii)
Chapter 1090 - The Banquet (Iv)
Chapter 1091 - Kept Heading North
Chapter 1092 - Peace Of Mind
Chapter 1093 - Chatting Overnight
Chapter 1094 - By The Lake (I)
Chapter 1095 - By The Lake (Ii)
Chapter 1096 - A Bold Change For The Better
Chapter 1097 - You See
Chapter 1098 - A Mountain Equalling Sky, A Stick Equalling Eyebrows
Chapter 1099 - Eyes Red
Chapter 1100 - Come And Go
Chapter 1101 - All Your Fault
Chapter 1102 - Born To Be A Pair (I)
Chapter 1103 - Born To Be A Pair (Ii)
Chapter 1104 - A Bowl Of Noodles
Chapter 1105 - A Storm
Chapter 1106 - A Sword (I)
Chapter 1107 - A Sword (Ii)
Chapter 1108 - The Bright Moon In The Sky (I)
Chapter 1109 - The Bright Moon In The Sky (Ii)
Chapter 1110 - Bright Moon In The Night (Iii)
Chapter 1111 - The Fall Of West-Hill (I)
Chapter 1112 - The Fall Of West-Hill (Ii)
Chapter 1113 - Unfolding The Sky (I)
Chapter 1114 - Unfolding The Sky (Ii)
Chapter 1115 - Unfolding The Sky (Iii)
Chapter 1116 - Building A New World (I)
Chapter 1117 - Building A New World (Ii)
Chapter 1118 - The End
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Total Chapters in book: 1119
Estimated words: 2691433 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 13457(@200wpm)___ 10766(@250wpm)___ 8971(@300wpm)

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Alternative Titles:

Jiang Ye, 将夜

Source: Qidian International
Book Details / Information: Chang An, capital of Tang, the most powerful empire in the continent. A heaven wrecking massacre shook the city to its core. Amidst the incident, a young boy named Ning Que managed to get away, dug out from a pile of corpses along with a little girl called Sang Sang. Years passed, and since that day the two of them lived together. Together with Sang Sang they both entered the military, with plausible military achievements, they were recommended into the Scholar School, which began their miraculous journey.

Who is this boy and what does his future hold?

The epic and legendary tale of an extraordinary young man rising up from the masses, traversing his life in the pursuit of quantity over quality. His inquisitive voice echoes infinitely through the hills of the immortal Academy: “I am one who would rather suffer an eternity of destined calamities than beg for solace from the saints…”

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The Beginning





A long long time ago, there were many unknown places, in which there lived many unknown people.

The sun was a massive fireball setting in the distance of the wilderness, radiating blistering red flames, retracting at a slow continuous decline. The newly sprouted moss that had appeared after the snowmelt had spread everywhere, and resembled burn scars. Silence prevailed, only to be interrupted by the occasional screech of an eagle or the trotting sound of gazelles in the distance.

There were three individuals that stood in the open and barren wilderness, and under a small tree, is where they had gathered. They didn’t greet one another, instead, all three of them were looking down in tacit unison as if something under the tree had sparked their interest and was worthy of careful inspection.

There were two ant colonies fighting around the tree’s roots that had broken through the icy soil. Perhaps a home as perfect as this was truly hard to find in this desolate place, and the battle was getting brutal, instantly leaving thousands of dead ant bodies behind. This might have sounded very tragic and bloody, though, in reality, all that was left was a peppering of little black dots on the ground.

The weather was frigid, but the three individuals weren’t wearing much as if cold didn’t bother them at all. They kept watching attentively, until one of them broke the silence and whispered, “In this worldly kingdom of ants, wherefore is the Grand Tao?”

He was a slim, short and boyish-looking lad, wearing a pale blue collarless shirt, and he was carrying a sheathless, thin wooden sword. His jet black hair was carefully combed into a bun and held in place with a wooden fork that looked like it could slip out at any time, but at the same time, it remained unshakably rooted, firmly, like a pine tree.

“While the chief monk was preaching, I saw countless ants flying up as they bathed in the sunlight.”

It was a young monk who spoke this time. He was dressed in tattered cotton kasaya, and there was black, sharp, stubble sprouting from his scalp. This somehow resembled the strength and determination written on his face and conveyed by his words.

“Ants may be able to fly, but they will fall eventually. They shall never touch the sky,” the lad carrying the wooden sword exclaimed as he shook his head.

“If you hold this belief, then you will never be able to understand the true meaning of the Taoist Heart,” said the young monk as he slowly blinked his eyes, still looking down at the warring ant colonies, “I heard your temple dean recruited a new child disciple with the surname of Chen. Then you should understand that you would never be the only prodigy at a place like the Zhishou Temple.”

The lad with the wooden sword raised an eyebrow and replied with a sneer, “I will never understand how someone constrained like you is qualified to represent Xuankong Temple as its wayfarer in the world.”

“The ants will fly, just like they will fall. However, they are better at climbing, and they are good at letting their fellow ants climb upon them. They are not afraid of sacrifice and as they pile upon one another, as long as there are enough of them, they shall eventually pile up high enough to touch the sky,” said the young monk as he ignored the defiant comment and continued gazing at the anxiously scurrying ants below.

Amidst the increasing twilight, an eagle screeched sharply, sounding terrified. Perhaps it was the three strange individuals standing under the tree, or maybe it was the imagery of an enormous pile of ants that had reached the sky, or could it be something else entirely?

“I am really frightened.”

The wooden sword lad admitted abruptly while straightening his thin shoulders.

The young monk agreed by nodding, even though his facial expression remained just as calm and determined.

The third youth standing under the tree was of strong build and wrapped in clothing that resembled animal skin. His naked legs were as solid as rock and under the rough skin, the muscles seemed to contain explosive strength. He had remained quiet, without uttering a word, and yet the goosebumps on his skin exposed how he really felt at that very moment.

These three young men came from the three most mystical places of the universe, wayfaring this world under the order of their respective sects. They resembled the brightest of the stars across the world, but even they could not help but sense an overwhelming fear as they stood here in the wilderness on this day.

Eagles should not fear ants since they are simply black dots to the former. Ants should not fear eagles either because they are not even worth a bite to the eagle. The world of the ants had never seen or heard of a creature as powerful as the eagle, hence the latter remained unfathomable to the former.

Nevertheless, over the span of many centuries and millennia, a few very distinguished ants among the crowd would, out of enigmatic reasons, decide to strip their gaze from the rotten leaves and just for once, gaze up at the crystal blue sky…and then, the world was never the same to them.

The fear comes from seeing.

The three youths were now looking at a shallow ditch only a few dozen feet away. There was nothing but darkness in the ditch, and it contrasted sharply with the mottled surface of the wilderness.

The ditch had appeared out of nowhere about two hours ago and immediately stretched all the way off into the horizon as if it was hacked by an invisible ghost with a massive hatchet the size of a mountain, or drawn out by a pillar-sized brush used by the divine craftsman. This was utterly shocking, puzzling and terrifying.

“I always thought Invariant Yama was just a legend,” said the wooden sword lad as he stared at the black gash.

“According to the legend, Invariant Yama bore seventy thousand offspring, perhaps one of them happened to be wandering in this world.”

“Legend is just legend,” said the wooden sword lad, with a poker face, “Legend says a sage shall be born every millennium, and who has seen one in the past few millennia?”

“If you really didn’t believe in it, why don’t you dare cross that black slash?”

No one dared to cross the shallow ditch, regardless of how proud or powerful they may be.

Ants could crawl over it, insects could hop over it, gazelles could leap over it, eagles could fly over it, but not the humans.

They dared not cross it, precisely because they are human.

“If that child really exists, then…where is he?” asked the wooden sword lad as he gazed off at the horizon.

By that time, the sun was almost set and darkness poured in from all directions while the temperature in the wilderness plummeted. A harrowing sensation began to unravel throughout the world.

“The dark night has befallen, and it is spreading everywhere. Where could you search in this?”

The youth in animal skin finally broke his silence. In contrast to his age, his voice sounded deep and coarse, its vibrations resembling that of a tumultuous river, or the sound of rusty blades being sharpened on rocks.

Upon saying this, he left, in a rather peculiar way.

Several flames suddenly flared up from his strong naked legs, wrapping his lower body in a burst of crimson red, while the howling wind rolled the fine rocks off the ground incessantly. Then, as if grabbed by a source of an invisible force, his body flew up more than 40 meters into the sky, then he was howling and pounding down on the ground, and with this impact he bounced up immediately. Like this, the youngster bounded away like a rock in a seemingly arbitrary manner, looking extremely clumsy yet with extraordinary strength and speed.

“His name is Tang, just Tang. I don’t know his full name.”

Thoughtfully, the wooden sword lad stated, “In another time and in another place, between him and I, only one will live. How powerful would his master be if the disciple is already so adept? … I heard his master has been pursuing the practice of ’23 Year Cicada’, I wonder whether he will end up carrying a thick shell once he emerges.”

There was nothing but silence. No one said anything. Puzzled, he turned his head.

The young monk had his eyes tightly closed, his eyelids trembled, as if thinking hard about something that was truly perplexing, actually the young monk had withdrawn himself to this bizarre state ever since the other youth in animal skins spoke the words about the dark night.

Sensing his gaze, the monk slowly opened his eyes and grinned, showing a sense of mercy instead of what used to be a determined and calm expression. Crushed flesh, blood, and what remained of his chewed up tongue showed through his slightly parted lips.

The wooden sword lad frowned upon seeing this.

Slowly he removed his prayer beads from his wrist and solemnly put them back around his neck, the young monk walked away. His footsteps were heavy and steady, very slow, yet his shadow almost disappeared afar in an instant.

Left alone under the tree, the wooden sword lad erased all emotion from his face, showing absolute calm, or more like an absolute indifference. Gazing at the rock-like bouncing shadow in the distant northern dust, he scoffed, “Evil devil.”

Then gazing off at the shadow of the young monk walking quietly towards the west, he stated, “Heretic outcast”.


The Tao of the evil devil and the heretic outcast is one that is unworthy.

After making his statement, the thin wooden sword he carried on his back whistled and vibrated unprompted, suddenly turning into a ray of light as it shot up in a squeal, shredding the small tree into 53333 parts, turning its leaves, branches, and trunk into a fine dust that was raining down onto the euphoric ants.

“The mute shall utter words, salt to be sprinkled to the bread.”

The young lad strolled towards the east while humming a song, and the little wooden sword followed quietly, drifting in the air just a few meters behind him.

In the first year of the Great Tang’s Tianqi era, the most extraordinary phenomenon had befallen the Wilderness, gathering World Wayfarers from all of the sects, to no avail.

Starting from that day, Qinian the successor of the Xuankong Temple never uttered another word as he began to practice a Silent Meditation. Tang, the successor of the Devil’s Doctrine had become a recluse off in the desert, his whereabouts still remained unknown. Ye Su, the successor of Zhishou Abbey, conquered his ultimate bottleneck and went about touring the nations. All three of them seemed to have gained something.

Unbeknownst to the three of them, on that very same day, as the dark night was about to fall, on the other side of the black ditch that no one had dared to cross, by the side of a small pond not far from the capital, sat a scholar. A scholar wearing straw shoes and a ragged coat.

The scholar seemed oblivious to the powerful and forbidding nature that the black ditch stood for. He simply sat there, with a book in one hand, and a wooden cup in the other. He read a book when he could, took a rest when he was tired, drank water when he was thirsty, looking perfectly happy and peaceful despite his thorough dusting.

As the three people from afar left and as the sand managed to gradually fill up the shallow black ditch splitting The Wilderness, the scholar finally stood up. He lightly dusted off his clothes, tied the wooden cup to his waist and carefully put his book back inside his coat. He then glanced briefly towards the direction of the capital before walking away.

There was a long lane in the Chang’an capital, to its east sat the residence of the Counsel Official, and to its west sat the residence of the Xuanwei General. Albeit they were not considered top-notch officials, even though they boasted a deep sense of power and authority. While this area normally enjoyed a lovely peace and quiet, that was not going to be the case today.

The residence of the Counsel Official was to receive good news, as the midwives were busy at work. Strangely, everyone from lords to young maids looked as if their joy was mixed with some other emotion, and no one dared to laugh. The maids holding water basins, rushing, around the corner of the wall even looked terrified as they overheard the noise coming in from outside.

The famously fearless and valiant Xuanwei General Lin Guangyuan was no longer to be fearless or valiant, as he had displeased the empire’s number one fearless and valiant general Xiahou. He had been accused of treason for colluding with the enemy, and after several months of interrogation by His Highness the prince, the outcome was finally settled.

The outcome was clear and the punishment simple: confiscation of all property and decapitation of each and every person in his family.

The gates in front of the Counsel Official’s residence remained firmly closed. The chamberlain nervously peeked through his gate at the similarly firmly closed gate of the general’s residence. He could overhear the sounds of heavy blades hacking into flesh, and a sound that resembled watermelons rolling around the floor, he couldn’t help but shiver in fear.

The two families had been neighbors for many years, and he knew them well over at the General’s Residence, from the chamberlain to the gatekeeper. Listening to the terrifying sounds coming from across the lane, he could almost visualize the countless sharp blades cutting open their necks, their heads with their familiar faces rolling relentlessly on the quartzite floor, then clashing with the door, and eventually piling together in a heaping bloody mess.

Blood seeped under the gate of the General’s Residence, looking rather dark and sticky, like sticky rice puree mixed with cinnabar, containing some bits and pieces of flesh that looked like purple yam mash. The chamberlain stared at the sight his face as white as a sheet. No longer able to contain his emotions, he doubled over while bracing on the door, and promptly began to vomit.

Suddenly there was the hurried sound of horses approached from outside the gate, and people being chided, followed by abrupt knocking sounds. There was a faint cursing and then yelling that seemed to say that someone had escaped from the General’s Residence. From his horse, a private general of the Prince’s Residence yelled his order at his men, “No one can go missing!”

Meanwhile, there were scratches and blood stains on a wall in the inner gardens of the residence of the Official of Counsel.

“Young master, please listen and obey, you must not go out, let Xiaochu go, let him go please…”

Inside a firewood shed not far from there, a blood-soaked chamberlain of the General’s Residence stared at a pair of 4-5 year-old boys, his lips trembled as he uttered deeply unpleasant and husky sounds, while his wrinkled and dirty face expressed nothing but despair and struggle, so much so that murky tears squeezed out of the corner of his eyes.

It didn’t take the Yulin Royal Guards long to find this firewood shed once they had broken into the Official of Counsel Residence. Upon carefully inspecting the two dead bodies of an old man and a little boy, the lieutenant looked relieved and reported energetically: “All dead, none are missing.”

The easiest way to depict the term of “unworldly sublime being” is that sublime beings are normally unworldly, thus those who are unworldly tended to be sublime beings. This is quite obvious, though there is some sense in it. To the mere mortals, what the sublime beings fear is often out of their reach, and their joys are similarly unfathomable.

As a result, the mortal world remained ignorant of what happened outside of their realm, while the unworldly would pay no attention to the deaths or births taking place in the mortal world. Just like they wouldn’t care about a butcher’s scale being tricked, a drunkard’s cellar being chewed through by rats, the death of a Xuanwei General, or some government official welcoming a newborn daughter.

There was never any connection between the joys and sorrows of the two worlds.

It would take the power of a saint if a connection was ever to take place.

In the suburbs of Chang’an capital stood a high-rising mountain that was mostly hidden up in the clouds. Along the steepness of its west side, a man was climbing up slowly. He looked very tall and strong from the back, wearing a black jacket over a thin shirt and holding a meal box.

He finally managed to work his way against the wind and arrived at a cave, he sat down, opened the meal box, took out his chopsticks and picked a slice of ginger which he put into his mouth and chewed carefully, followed by another two slices of lamb, and let out sigh showing pleasure and approval.

Chang’an at sunset was soon to be obscured by the dark night, while a heavy rain and dark clouds were gradually approaching from afar.

“It almost feels like I am seeing you like in the old times,” said the tall man rather emotionally, as he gazed at some place within the capital.

Then he raised his head to look at the sky, and pointing at it with his right hand, he said: “And you, what is the point of flying so high after all?”

Obviously, he was talking to two different people.

After a brief silence, the tall man downed his bowl of rice wine in one gulp, and held up the empty bowl and cheered in all directions around him saying, “wind blowing, rain falling, and the night shall befall.”

As if in unison with his words, the wind came from beyond the mountain, blowing through his collar making a howling sound, and the old trees rooted on the rocks shook fervently while the mountain rocks kept falling. The cloud that hovered on top of the capital suddenly darkened, and countless threads of rainwater joined each other to splash down amidst the last shred of twilight. By the time he uttered the last word, a dark night had prevailed covering most of the sky, making it as black as the pupils of the king of hell.

The man slammed down the wine bowl, and muttered angrily: “So damn black…”


Total Chapters in book: 1119
Estimated words: 2691433 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 13457(@200wpm)___ 10766(@250wpm)___ 8971(@300wpm)