Return of the Void and Insights on Chapter 46

Ok, I get it calling my return from hiatus as “return of the void” is my inner chuuni leaking out, but I can’t do anything about it, so you have to deal with it.

Anyways, I am assuming that in my absence you guys have been reading up on the chapters on Flower Bridge’s website. If not, do check it out, he is TLing two other web novels also (albeit in other genres).

Ok, so first things first, I have decide to collaborate with Flower Bridge on Xian Ni, we will be collabing Konjiki no Wordmaster style, i.e., Reserving chapters first then releasing. Although, the chapters may remain  on their separate websites, so for that inconvenience I beg your forgiveness in advance.

With that out of the way, on to the second part of my post, regarding the latest (as of this post) chapter 46, if you haven’t read it go do it now or risk being spoiled as its a chapter that is best read unspoiled. So go read it here: https://flowerbridgetoo.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/xian-ni-chapter-46-strange-old-guy/

 

 

 

 

Ok, have you read it?

Feel like cursing me for sending you to read such a trippy journey? Where the Author is seen writing in a questionable manner?…… I kid I kid, actually it is a massive info dump, which I would like you to dissect piece by piece in order to get the max info out of it as possible. I think I would compare it to the moment when the MC in Stellar Transformation realizes that the so called experts on his continents aren’t worth shit compared to the ocean experts.

A Disclaimer first, that the following are just my own personal insights that I gained following the path of the Profound Secrets of Guesstimating MTLs. So, treat it like a general guide, do keep in mind that certain things may change in future as we gain further insights along with the progression of the story.

Firstly, Yes, that old dude has joined the ranks of Grandpa Doehring and many other genies living in seemingly random objects. (But he is much more evil)

Secondly, he is a very high level practitioner much beyond what has been achieved till yet in our MC’s country. So his manner of speaking in a condescending tone is somewhat understandable.

Thirdly, lets deal with the cultivation stages. Like everyone knows, Concentrating Qi goes from One to Fifteen. But what is after that? After Concentrating Qi (1st level), comes the Foundation Building (2nd level) stage, then the JieDan (or Dan Formation) stage (3rd level), Yuan Yin stage (4th level), and further. Now this is important, this chapter has massively expanded the scope of this story from being about just one boy in a dog butt school to now include international politics.

At an international level, Countries are graded by the highest level of expert that they are able to produce. This level so to speak is how many stages has the said expert cleared. In Wang Lin’s dog butt country, which is only a third rank cultivation country, nobody has exceeded the fourth level which is the Yuan Yin stage. You might be wondering why its rank three where max is fourth level, well because becoming Concentrating Qi is worth dog shit and doesn’t help in raising anyone’s status. So consider it as Rank Zero.

So, if for instance someone in Wang Lin’s country broke through Yuan Yin stage to reach Spirit Forming (Hua Shen) stage or fifth stage, then the status of the country would rise. It would be accorded the privileges of a four star cultivation country and would receive benefits corresponding to it, of course you also have to follow obligations.

Ok So you might be sure about how country rating works, but confused about who the heck gives the privileges. Good question, it is something we call the Cultivation (XiuZhen) Alliance. It is responsible for cultivating upcoming stars so to speak. Quick Question: What do Cultivators (XiuZhenists) in Wuxia live for? A: Fighting. So, yeah basically, the Cultivation Alliance allows you to go fight in foreign battlefields in an attempt to gain fame and experience. At the same time, you might be called upon to defend the Alliance as and when needed. At this moment, you need not concern yourselves with trivial things like whether there is only a single alliance or who is the enemy of the alliance.

Try to keep your focus on the cultivation stages, the scope of which has been massively expanded. I believe you would get a measure of how much of dog butts both these Heng Yue and Xuan Dao really are, when the tournament gets underway. Just keep in mind that for them even tenth layer of concentrating qi is something super extraordinary. And here we are talking about five stages above that of Concentrating Qi (which has 15 layers btw) as if its nothing.

Feel free to continue the discussion, in the comments. I will take a look at it sometime later. Also, Chapter 47 will be posted by Flowerbridge, I will be posting ‘some’ chapters after that. I would be linking the chapter register google sheet on the chapter index sometime soon, so keep a look out for it. Anyways, sorry to disappoint those who thought it was a new chapter release. Don’t worry their time shall come soon.

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27 thoughts on “Return of the Void and Insights on Chapter 46

  1. wriess April 19, 2015 / 12:51 am

    Master Void, welcome you are back! I hope you are well.

  2. Silverstar April 19, 2015 / 12:53 am

    ok, thank you for the explication of the chapter 46 (that was a chapter with a lot of details, but i like the way it has take).

  3. qu1eet April 19, 2015 / 12:58 am

    Well now that you explained it I get it.
    Not even mad about it not being a chapter because the explanation was so good.
    Thanks!!

    So… Our MC gonna get over the fifth stage? never mind I want to find out in the story 🙂

  4. demon3890 April 19, 2015 / 12:58 am

    i like that “some” chapters …….. 🙂

  5. RobotLove April 19, 2015 / 1:03 am

    I like the colaboration if both parties are skilled and happy working together. I think you guys make an awesome pair and I look foward to the many releases by you guys!

  6. jake April 19, 2015 / 1:04 am

    thnx…helped me understand the **** that was thr in the last chapter

  7. Dain April 19, 2015 / 1:11 am

    OH VOID!

    THANK YOU FOR THE EXPLANATION!

    I actually gone and read that part a few times just to make topsy-turvy of things o_o Glad to know that I came to the correct conclusion…

    But, really… I checked the original Chinese out and… I can conclude that it was quite the info-dump done by the author… out of lazy writing perhaps… or he just wanted to see his readers’ faces when their mind = blown, but not in the good way (LOL).

  8. yuedari April 19, 2015 / 1:14 am

    Ummmm.. Thanks for th explanation. 🙂

  9. coolio April 19, 2015 / 1:16 am

    Grandmaster Void, thank you for enlightening us.

  10. madhu89 April 19, 2015 / 1:24 am

    thanks for the explanation bro, and welcome back, we missed you xd, i hope u will open with double releases soon xd

  11. japprentice April 19, 2015 / 1:27 am

    First thanks for all your work!!

    I thought the guy was explaining something about the dream state/trance? Is that common for all the practitioners who reach a certain level to go into that state or is it unique to the MC?

  12. Pat W April 19, 2015 / 1:38 am

    So the MC’s perception of how the cultivating world works rose.
    His Soul Perception Rose enough to see and speak to Strange old Guy.
    Stange old guy is a Perv(murderer)/ but expierenced cultivator.
    Dog butt Sect seems weak on soul perception(Do they think using it weakens cultivation?)
    He Can now detach part of his soul? Is this a special type of spell/chi?
    He is level three but His third level is huge for some reason.
    We introduced water roots. How does this relate to the roots that enable cultivation?
    Fire cultivation is on the table. Can he save his associate?

    Thank you.

  13. stazh April 19, 2015 / 1:42 am

    Well, that clears it and I was way WAYY off…

  14. Attolis April 19, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Hi! Welcome back, and thanks for the great work you’ve been doing so far.
    I wanted to ask you if you’d consider letting some words untranslated like, say, XiuZhen. It sounds way better than cultivation and I think most of the readers are already familiar with the term from Stellar Transformations.

  15. nizinika April 19, 2015 / 1:51 am

    I am disappointed but thanks for explanation.

  16. Sayter April 19, 2015 / 1:56 am

    First Welcome back !! And thank you in advance for future chapter. Second i’m glad you guys will be working together and if you guys dont mind the sugestion, when the next chapter is out there in glowerbridge try posting here the chapter too with the link to read there, so we can have all the chapters here and maybe there, blazing from koniji no wordmaster do the same thing i can give you the link check it out (https://netblazer.wordpress.com/) it may take a while but he always post the links for all the chaptes since they have a group of 3 or 4 sites runing it !

  17. thisworldsux April 19, 2015 / 2:02 am

    thanks mate, and you colaborating with him on xian ni is fucking awesome!!! hope you two hit it off

  18. ryuketsu April 19, 2015 / 4:16 am

    Thank ya very much for the translation translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

    • ryuketsu April 19, 2015 / 4:40 am

      sighs….=_=” sighs~ cause of the length of the post.. thought a chp was posted..=_=”~

      • Harga Folding Gate April 19, 2015 / 6:26 am

        lol.. there is time gap about 24 minutes before u realize that was not a chapter.
        and i read this post less than 3 minutes.

        what do you think ryuketsu?

      • ryuketsu April 19, 2015 / 9:53 am

        i never read the chp as soon as they are released.. most of the time am working…=_= and as ya may have noticed.. i post before i read…sigh~

      • WHOOP WHOOP Like da sound of the chapters April 19, 2015 / 8:38 am

        you to? sigh, these translators now days.. only tricking us poor leechers

  19. avery April 19, 2015 / 4:53 am

    First, I thank you for the explanation which make 46 and 47 easier to understand. Second, I say that with very few exceptions dog butt might be a bit too endearing of a term. I can have a creative mouth when needed but have yet to figure a vile enough term for them yet. Also if you see a post with me complaining about your collaboration know that I am crying at that time cause someone obviously stole my tablet.

  20. pothb April 19, 2015 / 6:18 am

    Yay! You’re back! and FlowerBridgeToo is going to continue! Best combined news evar!

  21. Zhugenaut April 19, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Dude, Dog butt is very offensive to the dogs, those two school are worse than dog butt.

    I’m not surprised of how low their nation is, I guessed when the term “immortal” was first mentioned, and I thought that was too easy and too fast to become immortal.

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