GDC Chapter 1


“Great news! Wei WuXian has died!”

Less than a day has passed since the siege in LuanZang Hill, and the news spreads through the cultivation world as if it sprouted wings, surpassing even the speed of warfare.

For a while, from the most prominent clans to rogue cultivators, everyone is discussing the siege that was lead by the Four Great Clans and followed by hundreds of smaller ones.

“The YiLing Patriarch has died? Who could have killed him?”

“Who other than his shidi, Jiang Cheng, putting an end to his own relative for the greater good. Jiang Cheng led the Four Clans of YunmengJiang, LanlingJin, GusuLan, and QingheNie to destroy his “den”—LuanZang Hill.”

“I must say, good riddance!”

“Good riddance indeed! We finally eliminated this scourge.”

“If not for the YunmengJiang clan’s adopting and teaching him, he would have been a hobo living on the streets, let alone causing mayhem as bold as the ones these days. The head of the Jiang clan raised him as her own child, yet he defected them and became the enemy of the cultivation world, bringing shame upon the the Jiang clan, even leading to its near-extermination. He is the prime example of biting the hand that feeds him!”

“Jiang Cheng allowed this fellow to live for too long. If I were him, at the time of the defection, I wouldn’t have just stabbed him. In fact, I would have thoroughly examined the disciples of the clan again, so that he doesn’t do those crazy things he did later on. Who cares about the so called ‘considerations’ that he gave to his childhood friend.”

“That’s merely hearsay. Although Jiang Cheng was one of the main forces, he did not give Wei WuXian the final blow. Because he cultivates the Demon Path, Wei WuXian’s powers had backfired and he was ripped to pieces.”

“Hahahaha… That’s karma! The ghost soldiers that he created are like unleashed dogs, biting everyone that they come across. It serves him right to be chewed to death!”

“But, if not for Jiang Cheng making a plan that aimed at Wei WuXian’s weaknesses, the siege might not have succeeded. Should I remind you folks of the item that Wei WuXian possesses? Did you forget about the day that three thousand skilled cultivators were completely annihilated?”

“I heard that it was more than three thousand, possibly five thousand.”

“He’s most certainly out of his mind.”

“It’s a good thing that he destroyed that evil weapon before he died. Otherwise, if it was left in this world to harm humankind, his sins would have been worse.”

“Oh well… You know, back then, Wei WuXian was one of the most promising cultivators, coming from a highly distinguished clan and finding success at a young age. How on Earth did he end up where he is now?”

“This proves that one can only cultivate by following the right path. Using these dishonest practices would only seem beneficial at first glance. Look, what happened in the end? Not even a whole corpse was left of him.”

“Not everything was because of his cultivation path. Wei WuXian’s personality is quite immoral. One’s deeds will be paid, one way or another; what goes around always comes around.”

After Wei WuXian’s death, the period is drawn on the topic. The discussions of the people are mostly the same, with a few unconventional opinions being brought down immediately.

However, the elephant in the room stayed in the back of everyone’s mind.

Nobody could summon Wei WuXian’s soul, which meant that his soul had disappeared.

It might have been torn apart by the millions of ghosts that devoured him.

Or, it might have escaped.

If was the first, then all is well. Then again, nobody doubts the fact that the YiLing Patriarch has the power to move mountains and empty seas. If was the last, his soul would eventually return to revive in his body. When the day comes, the cultivation world, or even all of mortal land, would be faced with the most insane damnation and revenge, sinking into nothing but chaos and despair.

The various clans set one hundred and twenty stone beasts on top of LuanZang Hill and initiated frequent soul-summoning rituals, followed by heightened vigilance and searches for strange occurrences from all over the world.

In the first year, nothing happened.

In the second year, nothing happened.

In the third year, nothing happened.

In the thirteenth year, nothing happened either.

More and more people were starting to believe that, maybe, the YiLing Patriarch actually perished.

Even if he was capable of turning the world upside down, it was finally his turn to be toppled over.

Nobody would remain at the top for all of eternity—legends are only legends.

GDC Chapter 2

65 thoughts on “GDC Chapter 1

    1. I actually got the hang of all the names and such. This is quite the achievement for a girl who gave up several novels because she couldn’t understand who was who. Now when I reread it, I just say “Huzzah! Eat that, extremely similar chinese names and alternative names!”

  1. Omg thank youuuu soo..sooo..muchh for picking up this project.
    I give thanks to all yaoi deities out there.
    Hope that you can finish this translation.
    Is the real chinese novel already completed?

  2. Thank you so much for the translations and your hard work 🙂 Just started to read this, so I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m very excited!

  3. thank you soooo much! i love this series so much! it’s my favorite by far! i want to support the author! Has it been translated in english elsewhere where i can purchase it? any merchandise, anything at all?! >.<

    1. This is the best English translation I can find 🙂 and unfortunately there is nothing we can purchase in English speaking countries… the novel has been published in Several Asian countries~ It is THE most popular BL novel in China.

  4. I would love to buy a paperback of the translated version if it we’re possible. M so in love with this story.😍

  5. Hi. I recently received a recommendation from another reader to check out this novel, so I’m here to give this a try.

    ✧○ꊞ○ꊞ○ Thank You ○ꊞ○ꊞ○✧
    ───── Foя тнє cнαpтєя
    ────────── from Jack

  6. (As a fan of novel in its the original Chinese text, I have been VERY impressed with K’s work. To show my appreciation, I am going to comment on each chapter. My comment will be solely on the translation, not the story itself. In each comment, I will list:
    a. One part (just one) that got me go “That’s brilliantly translated!”
    b. One part (just one) I would have done differently
    So here it goes …)

    a. One part (just one) that got me go “That’s brilliantly translated!”
    “the prime example of biting the hand that feeds him” – when translating, it’s always a joy to find an equivalent expression, because then the translation will sound so much more natural.But identifying such opportunities requires good understanding of both languages. I’ve said it, and I’ll say it again: K displays true mastery of both languages in her work.

    b. One part (just one) I would have done differently
    “rogue cultivators” – the original term, “散修” just means people who choose to cultivate by themselves, without joining any sects. So the negative connotation of “rogue” isn’t quite fitting here. I would translate it to “independent cultivators”.

  7. Thank you soo much I really appreciate your hard work! I would love to buy this novel in my language and be able to read it because English isn’t my first language 😫 I couldn’t get enough from the anime so I started reading the manwha..there are so many scenes and info. missing in the that I discovered this website I feel so lucky 🙂

  8. Thank you SO MUCH for bringing us this lovely story! I got hooked on the manhua first, then the donghua, and so I decided to then read what you all have translated for the novel. I rushed through the first time (simply wanted to know where the plot went! haha) and now I’m going to reread it to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

    I can’t even express how thankful I am to groups like your own that make it possible for those of us not fluent in Japanese or Chinese to enjoy some amazing works by people from other countries. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate all the hard work you all put into things!

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