Despite the sky suddenly turning black, that scholar remained standing motionless by the window with his hands clasped. It was not until a servant tiptoed in to light a candle and the lights all over the manor was lit, that he frowned and went back to his desk. His eyes seemed to be staring into a void, as he thought about something.

“Prime minister, Official Dong is requesting an audience with you.” Without a sound, a man appeared out of nowhere and reported ceremoniously.

“Dong Wufa? Let him in.” This scholar was the number one official, under one but above millions, of Great Zhao Nation – Diwu Qing Rou!

Within moments, a tall and lean man walked in.

“Prime minister is well.”

“Have a seat.” Diwu Qing Rou gently waved his arm, looking intensely at the flickering candle light on the table. He said quietly, “What brought Official Dong here?”

“It is because of none other than the strange phenomenon that I came.” Dong Wufa’s build was tall, with large hands like fans. His face was thin with prominent, high cheekbones. His eyes were sharp like that of hawks! Anyone who looked at his eyes would immediately think of the scavenging vultures in the deserts.

This person was the most powerful official in Great Zhao Nation’s military!

In coming here, Dong Wufa has represented both the scholarly and military officials of Great Zhao nation!

In a typical royal court, the leaders of two sides would be like water and fire, incapable of coexisting. However, here was the total opposite. In terms of age, Dong Wufa was older than Diwu Qing Rou, but Diwu Qing Rou was the person Dong Wufa respected most!

“Strange phenomenon? Yes, it was definitely a strange phenomenon!” The appeared a trace of worry on Diwu Qing Rou’s graceful face as he uttered softly. After finishing, his eyes dropped a little as if mulling over something. He drummed the desk with his fingers making soft tapping sounds.

The whole study was quiet. Dong Wufa sat erect facing Diwu Qing Rou. He remained quiet, not daring to disturb Diwu Qing Rou’s thoughts.

A long time passed by. The black clouds slowly dispersed and the sky became bright again.

Diwu Qing Rou clasped his hands and stood up. He slowly walked toward the window. He looked up and muttered, “One hour! The black clouds gathered and the sky became dark. Heaven and earth became mixed up. Just now, it seemed like heaven and earth opened up. About one hour. Such a strange phenomenon is truly rare in history.”

“Prime Minister, is some major event about to happen?” Dong Wufa’s face paled.

Diwu Qing Rou looked up at the sky. A flash of fear appeared in his eyes and immediately disappeared. Sitting behind him, Dong Wufa did not catch this.

Diwu Qing Rou slowly turned around and said with a smile, “Nothing. It is not clear why heaven and earth became mixed up. Fate has become chaotic. All of the future can no longer be predicted!”

“Even with your astrology skill, you still cannot see the future?” Dong Wufa suddenly stood up, his eyes revealing a look of anxiety.

“Regardless of anything that might happen, Great Zhao’s destiny to unite all under the heaven was already extremely clear!” Even though Diwu Qing Rou’s voice was soft, it was confident. With certainty, he said, “Everything will proceed as we had planned.” He momentarily paused and then lightly added, “Speed it up!”

“Yes!” Even though Diwu Qing Rou voice sounded normal, its sharp aura made Dong Wufa feel completely reassured. It was as if only Diwu Qing Rou’s words were needed to make the sky falling down seem like a small matter!

“You should go then!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled warmly.

“Yes, I will leave now.” Dong Wufa stood up, turned around and walked out.

Looking at his silhouette disappearing, Diwu Qing Rou’s smiling face suddenly became suspicious and mysterious. He muttered, “How could this be? The signs were bright like the noon sun. How could this one event of heaven and earth becoming mixed up have given the enemy a chance to live?”

Diwu Qing Rou leisurely paced around the study. After a long while, he suddenly formed a fist with his left arm and placed it in front of his chest. His eyes became fierce, “The candle is almost extinguished in the wind, what’s another little spark! Under Diwu Qing Rou’s hand, how could you form a big fire?!”

His gaze narrowed as if he just came to some sort of decision. He raised his brow and yelled, “Come!”

With just that simple phrase, it was awe-inspiring!

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In Iron Cloud nation, the heaven-sent Tie Bu Tian also was deep in contemplations as he looked at the sky. His face carried a serious look unsuited to his age.

“Chaos, everything is in chaos!” Tie Bu Tian muttered. He shook his head and could not help but smiled, “This chess game under the heavens, Diwu Qing Rou, Diwu Qing Rou… can you still grasp the situation now?”

When he said this, Tie Bu Tian’s usually serious face unexpectedly seemed a little playful, even, for a moment, charming.

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Not only was the Lower Three Heavens, but the sky of Middle Three Heavens and Upper Three Heavens at the same time also became dark! In fact, even in distant places of legends also showed signs…

In a wild place of ice, when the sky started growing dark, a pillar of enormous energy suddenly shot down from above. It dispersed the black clouds from a large area and hit a large iceberg causing it to burst… A black shadow shot straight into the sky. Then it looked around in all four directions. Then as if it had determined that what it had been waiting for has appeared, it suddenly lifted its head and laughed.

“The time for our saintly family to born again has come!” He shouted. Suddenly, he kneeled on the ice, looked up at the sky, and said with tearful eyes, “Nine Tribulations seems like nothing; invert heaven; then the sky will shine; the saintly family will rise! Heaven, oh, heaven. This curse has bound us for a few thousand years… A few thousand years!”

In the mournful cold wind, his voice echoed and lingered in this place of ice and emptiness for a long time. His everlasting desolation, after being relieved of such a heavy burden, were clear as the wind and ice.

“Children! Let’s play an earth-shattering game with this Nine Heavens! Hahaha… “ The black shadow’s roar sounded like thunder!

Sounds of cheer rose up from all directions.

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At that time, the dominant families of Upper Three Heavens and Middle Three Heavens were having secret meetings. However, their topics were all one – The strange phenomenon.

“The world is about to change. The youths of our family should use this opportunity to enter Jiang Hu to cultivate. If not, our family would be endangered by these changes and collapse.”

Nine Tribulations has appeared; the clouds danced… thousands of tribulations gone; thousands of stars cried in anguish; the world changed; people’s lives are like nothing… This was heaven’s decree. Outstanding youths must immediately enter Jiang Hu.”

“In this journey of cultivation in Jiang Hu, you must use all your ability to beat the descendants of other families! No matter what tactics you use, you must beat them! You must remember this! The world is about to go through a big change. At this time fate will have a big effect on the rise and fall of all the dominant families. You youths are the representative of our family’s destiny!”

At each meeting, these words were carefully instructed to the descendants of each family.

Of course, there was also another extremely important point. These words were repeatedly told to every youths in each family, “Find the owner of Nine Tribulations Sword. If you could be friends, then use everything to support this person! If you can only be enemies, then destroy him at all costs!”

The world was in shock. All plans and decisions were made and finalized within an hour!

Chu Yang was still currently underground. He did not know that Nine Tribulations Sword’s appearance has caused the whole world to change. He especially did not know that, because of this, the fate of many powerful people have been change!

All these things absolutely did not happened in the previous life.

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31 thoughts on “Chapter 42 – The World Was in Shock

  1. thanks for the chapter! this explains how Diwu became so great. He can see the future. Yet the Chu Yang seeks to invert fate. Many different things have been set into action. Can’t wait to see how history is changed.

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  2. It’s the first time I read time travel story with the mc that did not care about changing history. And the fate really change making one of advantage of returning to the past to loss its value. And that kind of making the story unique and look like exciting.

    The only advantage of mc that remaining is that his knowledge and cheat item though.

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  3. I hate seeing the antagonists POV even more so to find out he isn’t so much a great tactitian as a diviner of the heavens.

    I do like antagonist POV after everything is done to see how encounters and developments happened though. Sidestory type thing post mainstory.

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  4. Sigh , everything was going kinda okay, now here we go we the stupid point of “mysteriously shinning a beacon to say iam here” …
    The first time that only one chapter shattered almost all the enthusiasm i had with reading the novel.

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  5. I wonder how they know the nine tribulations sword had an owner when This is the first time the nine tribulation sword chose a master?
    Even if there were phenomenom like that i would probably Think something will happen, not to do anything with the sword. At most i would Think one piece of it already in someone’s hand, but not the sword chose an owner, Right?

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  6. How did this became known if it only happened twice? seriously who spread this teaching like wildfire to everyone in their world,

    How do they even know that this is the 9 tribulation at all considering this should be the second time this shit happened in the whole verse and the 1st time it happened to everyone that is still alive.

    How is this even a legend.

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