Ao Xie Yun just finished speaking, and the entire room became suspicious. Ji Zhu rolled his eyes once, but Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue’s gazes flashed sharply. The young masters who were on good terms with Ao Xie Yun also showed a look of caution.

Ao Xie Yun’s words were very strong. Moreover, since they came down to Lower Three Heavens, Mo Tian Yun was always trying to find a chance to gain equal grounds with Ao Xie Yun. Right now, the one thing that everyone could easily see was that, of course, Ao Xie Yun was overpowering Mo Tian Yun.

Furthermore, he made use of Mo Tian Yun’s weakness!

Everyone was slightly anxious. If these two young masters were really going to turn against each other, all the great clans present here had to choose a side.

With the exception of some inconsequential people, everyone else had to make their choice.

This was too sudden!

Ao Xie Yun had the upper hand in terms of morals. The words that he spoke placed Mo Tian Yun at an absolute low point.

Mo Tian Yun stared at Ao Xie Yun without speaking for a long time. The atmosphere became stifling. After a while, Mo Tian Yun suddenly smiled and said, “Brother Ao, these words should not come out of your mouth.”

“Why not?” Ao Xie Yun was not even looking at him. He was looking down as he turned a finely made ceramic cup of tea in his hand. The tea cup was filled, but no matter how he turned it or even flipped it over, not a drop fell out.

“You and I are both descendants of great clans.” Mo Tian Yun sighed. His soft gaze became cruel and sharp; there was even a sense of oppression, “Brother Ao, you should understand what tactics great clans like ours use to keep a foothold in Middle Three Heavens.”

“Haha, is it using fratricidal tactics? Or is it using immoral means?” Ao Xie Yun’s eyes flashed brightly as he mocked.

“That’s right! But not completely.” Contrary to what everyone expected, Mo Tian Yun nodded in agreement. The moment he admitted this, even Ao Xie Yun who was playing with the tea cup in his hand, slowly looked up at him.

“For each clan to rise, it has to go through tragedy.” Mo Tian Yun slowly sat down opposite of Ao Xie Yun. Looking at him, Mo Tian Yun said, “If it is not your own tragedy, it is your enemies’ tragedy.”

“Yes.” Ao Xie Yun said in a low voice.

“All of us here are talents of the great clans in Middle Three Heavens; we are also the future leaders of Middle Three Heavens. For our respective clans, each person here is extremely important. Even you, Ao Xie Yun, cannot deny this.” Mo Tian Yun said slowly.

“Continue.” Ao Xie Yun said gloomily.

“But, on a slightly harsher note, how did we get these positions? Mo Tian Yun said in a low voice, “Don’t talk about some heavenly talent, and don’t talk about some efforts we made. These are all false. In the end, we have our current positions because we have our powerful clans behind us!”

“Among us, the highest cultivation level is only ninth grade Revered Martial Master.” Mo Tian Yun sneered, “Such cultivation level, in Middle Three Heavens, can easily be wiped out by one King level master! But how much of the clans’ resources were used to build such cultivation level? What is there to be proud of?”

“If we were born into ordinary families, what would we be even with heavenly talents? We will just be ordinary people.” Mo Tian Yun said, “Don’t look harshly upon me for being impolite. In my eyes, all of us, including Brother Ao and Brother Dong, are all the same. If we lose our clans, we would be nothing! Not even dogs!”

Everyone was silent!

Ao Xie Yun’s eyes flashed, but he did not respond. That was the truth; if he argued, it would seem petty.

“It is because of massive entities like the Ao clan that Evil Young Master exists! It is because of the Mo clan’s super strength that I, Mo Tian Yun, exist.” Mo Tian Yun resounded, “Our first and foremost duty is to preserve the clans’ interest and protect the clan. After that, it is protecting ourselves.”

“These are Middle Three Heavens clans!” Mo Tian Yun looked up and said gravely, “In a clan, the reason for its fall is not external enemies but infighting! Brothers fighting brothers to seize power is the most fearful reason for disaster.”

When he said this, everyone finally understood why he went roundabout in a circle. They could not help but feel a bit of admiration.

He took a big circle to counter Ao Xie Yun. First, he was able to make everyone think and sympathize. Second, he used these words to overpower Ao Xie Yun’s current moral high ground.

Most importantly, his reasoning was sound. Even if Ao Xie Yun wanted to argue back, he could not.

“Ao clan’s Ao Xie Yun has a firm position. Ji clan’s two brothers Ji Zhu and Ji Mo both do not have any desire for power so everything is peaceful. While the Luo clan is an opponent of the Mo clan, the two brothers have a very strong relationship. Don’t even mention the Dong clan. As long as nothing unexpected happens, there will be many years of peace.”

Mo tian Yun shifted his topic to the great clans of Middle Three Heavens, and all the young masters listened attentively.

When speaking about the descendants of the great clans, Mo Tian Yun only referred to two brothers because everyone knew that, for each clan, only the eldest and the second young masters have the greatest power. All others were essentially negligible.

Only the second young master could replace the eldest young master. This was an indisputable law.

“While other clans have the same internal problems, my Mo clan’s problems are most urgent!” Mo Tian Yun smiled bitterly and said, “Everyone knows that I have a talented younger brother! His talent is in no way below mine, and it is not below anyone else’s. I am not boasting about my own brother; you all know this.”

Speaking of Mo Tian Ji’s ability, even young masters of opposing clans like Luo Ke Wu had to nod in agreement. He had suffered losses by the hands of Mo Tian Ji, how could he not know that Mo Tian Ji was powerful?

“If my younger brother can be comfortable with his current situation and his positions of second young master, he could work with me… Ao Xie Yun, even you would not be a match for us two brothers…” These words of Mo Tian Yun was a little awe-inspiring and cold.

Ao Xie Yun carefully thought over and weighed Mo Tian Ji and Mo Tian Yun. A while after, he sighed and said in a low voice, “Yes, if you two work as one, even I cannot hold against you. I would not be your rival. But you two are not in agreement; you are even enemies. It’s lucky that you are not united…”

“Yes, I, Mo Tian Yun, will not bow to anyone. Moreover, these past years, the entire clan has already recognized my status.” Mo Tian Yun laughed loudly, “But no one ever thought that there would be a genius younger brother with ambitions reaching the heavens. He is calculating with great desire.”

“Ao Xie Yun, if it were you, would you simply hand over your current position?” Mo Tian Yun coldly asked.

Ao Xie Yun remained silent for a long time before slowly saying, “I would not!”

“Yes, you would not! I especially could not! It is because my desire for power is much stronger than yours! This is my greatest weakness.” Mo Tian Yun laughed at himself.

“If the Mo clan only has me, then I could exist peacefully and not fear any of your clans.” Mo Tian Yun said sadly, “If there is only my younger brother, Mo Tian Ji, he would not be any less than you guys! Both of us brothers have the strength to make the clan more powerful. I am very confident that none of you would disagree with this point…”

Everyone solemnly nodded.

The two brothers, Mo Tian Yun and Mo Tian Ji, were both powerful. It could be said that they were talents of the generation.

“If Tian Ji and I belonged to two different clans, even if we were mortal enemies, we would not stop developing and growing in battle against each other. Or we could insightfully join forces and become friends. However, the tragedy is my talented brother and I exist in the same clan! And even worse is the fact that each clan can only have one leader.” Mo Tian Yun sneered, “Both my brother and I have the potential to become master the clan.”

“A few years ago, I realized that Tian Ji’s ability was not inferior to my own. And his ambition was also no less.” Mo Tian Yun quietly said, “When that happens… what would you do if it was you, Ao Xie Yun?”

Ao Xie Yun sighed! He slowly closed his eyes and thought. Then he said, “If I was in this situation, I would use earth-shattering means to nip that talent in the bud.”

“But that talent could not be suppressed. The more you try to, the more powerful he grows!” Mo Tian Yun smiled, “At the time, I was like you. I suppressed him and suppressed him! It was because I recognized the danger to the clan. If I allowed him to grow, the Mo clan would eventually suffer from internal strife between two powerful people!”

“As soon as Mo Tian Ji is fully developed, us two brothers would fight without anyone conceding. The Mo clan would be finished! Everything will end in the fight between us. Even if there is to be a winner in the end, it would definitely be a tragic victory. The strength of the clan would suffer greatly. There would be no love left in it!”

“However, I failed in my attempt to suppress him!” Mo Tian Yun helplessly smiled, “Each time I repressed him he fought back. It has all led to this current situation.”

“When I wanted to use gentle tactics… another talent appeared in our clan! My younger sister, Mo Qing Wu.” Mo Tian Yun smiled sadly, “And those two talents have a very good relationship with each other. It is as if they are one person.”

“The appearance of my little sister cause the clan to split into three factions. If my little sister grows up, she would definitely join forces with her second brother.”

“In that case, the Mo clan would be done for. How could I allow our clan to fall like that?” Mo Tian Yun said, “And I cannot let go. So… I have to fight.”

Mo Tian Yun finally finished this big circle as he said softly, “Ao Xie Yun, you are scolding me for even wanting to kill my own little brother and harm my own little sister. Am I still a gentleman?”

“I am not a gentleman.” Mo Tian Yun said quietly, “But if I wanted to kill them, I could have quietly killed them over ten thousand times these past years!”

Mo Tian Yun finally formed a most aggressive counterattack! (Walk the Jiang Hu)

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39 thoughts on “Chapter 270 – Mo Tian Yun’s counterattack

    1. I cant agree with this prick but I can see, from where he comes from. His desire for power is much more stronger than his familial love. Everyone have their own personal views and values, even I cannot agree with him but I can respect his stubbornness for power.

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      1. Can’t remember, but did Tian Ji want to fight with Tian Yun for the seat?

        In any case, What the Ao guy was asking is, if he was a gentleman, which he claimed last chapter. Which he isn’t.

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        1. I think he did not. From what I remember Mo Tian Ji liked and respected his brother and iirc he wanted to work with him to make the clan stronger, but then Mo Tian Yun tried to kill him and Tian Ji began be wary of him and dislike him, eventually leading to the current situation.

          Anyways, Mo Tian Yun is trying to justify his reason for trying to kill his brother and sister and it is simply because he doesn’t want to let go of the power he has. He is just spouting bullshit, I mean, he said this, “Our first and foremost duty is to preserve the clans’ interest and protect the clan. After that, it is protecting ourselves.”

          If his most important duty is to protect the clan, doesn’t that entail working with the people in the clan? He didn’t truly have to step down and let Tian Ji and Qing Wu take over, he simply had to (create and) put them in a position as high or almost as high as his. A trinity of siblings or something. But he had too much shit in his brain and was too selfish to try to do that… If those three with Qing Wu and the Three Ying thing had grown strong and worked together to make their clan stronger, they could have at least expanded their territory, if not becoming the colossus of the Three Middle Heavens… But egoism was too strong and power too enticing.

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      2. The problem is that it became this way because of his actions as well. If he wasn’t such an ass then his brother would be working with him and it would be like he says where other people wouldn’t be able to go against them due to their combined ability. That also makes what he says about doing it for the clan a bunch of lies.


    2. Thanks!

      Agreed on the bullshit! If he wasn’t an ass and alienated his brother throughout both their lives, then they might have worked together. The last straw that pushed his brother away was his actions against his sister. He created his own predicament with his arrogance and greed, then has the gall to sit on his high horse and use clan loyalty to justify it. “Self-righteous prick” indeed!!


  1. Author wants to make him looking “smart” but once again it’s become a load of craps, nonsense talk. Author is really not talented to doing this kind of things lol


    1. Author’s talent lies in being a comedian, do you agree?

      Well, I also like his way of narrating a battle but logic battles like this is not his forte, imo. While reading the chapter, all I want to say is “Next chapter please or else I’ll butcher that Mo bastard” by myself.


    2. I do not agree he looks smarter than that when talking about his clan and his ambition there is something deeper, but i don’t know how to describe it.


    3. Well, at least he’s not a completely 2D villain, which many are in xianxia. I give props to TTNH for being more profound and deep a lot of the time.


  2. Thanks for the chapter! Man everything he said was such bs Mo Tian Ji had wanted to work with his brother for the sake of the clan but Mo Tian Yun kept trying to screw him over which is the reason he’s so against him literally all his problems he brought upon himself by being such a scumbag he said everyone would be a dog without their clans but he’s much more pathetic he’s a dog even with his clan god that guy pisses me off


  3. His talking I really didn’t like listening to…
    I was elated to see a new chapter,
    but my mood has fallen again…
    I wonder what we have for the next chapter…
    Now I’m anticipating^^

    Thank you


  4. thanks for the chapter!

    it would be nice if in the next chapter Chu Yang appears and says that the Mo clan is doomed because they dared to rob what younger master of the Chu clan gifted to a little girl.



  5. What a pointless chapter. The philosophy he presented has so many glaring flaws that it’s laughable. Not only that, everything he said about his brother and his sister is based solely on his assumptions. Sigh… I guess I should’ve expected this. DQR is such a good villain. I guess a D-list one like this Asshole is to be expected.


  6. Thanks for the new chapter! With a philosophy like that, it’s purely asked for you to be stabbed in the back sooner or later. In this case, he pissed off Chu Yang, so his head is going to roll before he is in a firm seat of power.


  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    Ahahaha, what an idiot.

    His lil bro didn’t want to fight him at all, and admired him, but big bro, you’re the one who grew his ambition.

    Before he just wanted to chase after his big brother and grow to be his bro’s right hand man, until you tried to squish him. When that failed, you tried again and again and again and again until you had personally stamped out his admiration and loyalty to you.

    When you took action against Qing Wu, you truly broke ties with your little brother and turned him against you until your enmity is as deep as the ocean. While you did that, you’ve also caused the Mo clan to alienate the bearer of the Nine Tribulations sword, the one who you seek and wish to ally with.

    You arranged to steal a gift from the one you wished to ally yourself with because of your greed. You thoroughly disrespected the one you wish to ally with, the one whose position will inevitably rise above yours. The bearer of the Nine Tribulations sword, once recognized, cannot be stopped. Be it through the power of the Nine Heavens, the Sword, or through plot armor.

    One day I hope you realize what you’ve done Tian Yun. With pleasure, I will thoroughly savor that moment.


  8. Thanks for the chapter!! Agreed that he’s a self righteous, bullshitting ass. But I do think it makes him a smart manipulator. As readers of course we know the background story and the “facts” but, in the setting, he’s speaking to a bunch of other young masters who have only heard rumors of Mo clan’s happenings and don’t know the truth. And given that they probably also have ambitions and conceit at the same level as him, when he speaks they’d be manipulated to think as he does, which is proven when he keeps asking Ao what he would do or feel and Ao answers the way he wants him to. He’s definitely unscrupulous but I think he makes for a great villain, and I can’t wait for all the pain Chu Yang will pay him back with.


  9. Did You guys forget that the two yong masters in withe are Gu Du Xing and Chu Yang. This isn’t à pointless chapter nor it was bad writed. I mean, even You guys hated Mo Tian Yun. Chu Yang came whith the intention of kiling Mo Tian Yun, and the author is telling You guys in a roundabout manner why he acts that way. Making is (possible) dead make common sense and not only because he make Qing Wu sufer and loose the sword. What he says is bullshit, but it isn’t bullshit if You look to its deeper meanings and sense. When Reading a strory we should interpretate and look to the sense of words used instead of only pay atention to the superficial stuff, which means You guys don’t know how to read and are telling its the authors fault. It makes me sick


    1. I know, right?

      Its just that often, readers have their own image for characters and follow that rather than trying to actually understand how the character was written.

      And they only heard one side of the story and ignored the rest.

      Frankly, if he didn’t hurt the loli, people would hate him less…


  10. …. Why are all these idiots bashing the author(can’t write not his for forte bla bla)….. He did an excellent job letting mo turn the battle of words around and get the circle of masters see his view and weaken Ao”s side, albeit it all being bs, it was done masterfully. I”ve yet to read another author make such interesting dialogues and villains. Rarely do I like a switch in pov but man these chapters are amazing. This is an amazing showcasing of showing and not telling. Too bad it’s the 10 year old retards who have the biggest voice and comment with garbage. Honestly you people should fuck off to your jap trash garbage and their beta/horn doc mcs and ridiculous over the top moral values. Smh

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  11. I think everyone is forgetting that there are always SIDES to an argument.

    And this guy actually did his stuff well.

    But frankly, while WE READERS knew that little brother originally had no desire for power and probably grew stronger to help his brother, big bro only saw little brother trying to gain more power.

    So the flaw in his argument only exists cause of factors that WE THE READERS know.

    But the argument was actually good and well done.

    Thanks for the chapter XD


  12. Yeah ok you had your side and your thoughts 1st older brother……but alas you have already touched the reverse scale that should not be touched…….i will enjoy your end……FOR LOLI WIAFU JUSTICE!!!


  13. Thanks for the chapter! In his own mind he is justified, but he is too aggressive. Mo Tian Ji merely wants his sister to be happy, nothing so grand as to rule the clan. It’s ironic that Mo Tian Yun was the one who pushed him down this path.


  14. At first I wasn’t really happy about the entire chapter being Mo Tian Yun monolguing self-rightously. After finishing it however, I am really glad it exists. The strength of this novel is how complex its characters are and until now Tian Yun was just a one dimensional bad guy. While i do agree that what he did was wrong and that he is still on the bad for the sake of being bad side a bit, there are a few important details i want to mention: for starters, while it was said that Tian Ji was not interested in the throne this was only from the point of view of Tian Ji. If Tian Yun did indeed try to suppress his brother and, being the genius he is, the younger brother dealt with it perfectly- it is not hard to see why the elder brother would feel scared for his position. Another point to mention is that while having 3 geniuses in the same generation does indeed seem great, the more you segment power the more issues will arise. If both younger siblings listened to the eldest one unconditionally it would not be a problem, however as soon as one of them has a different view on a matter(and wields the same power as him) that would indeed cause instability. And we know for a fact that Tian Ji disagrees with his older brother on quite a few things.
    Or i could be an idiot :D.
    Anyway great chapter and in case translator is reading these good job and thanks for keeping this up C:.


  15. The major problem lies in Tian Ji’s mind ability. Tian Yun is stronger in cultivation than is yonguer brother but he can’t win in a fight against it. Don’t You guys see the hiding meaning beind it. Hes telling You guys that if he allowed is brother to grow he would loose the clan leadership to his brother no matter what happened. Why’s that? Simple, everyone will chose the mind , since he’s a genius too in cultivation, same as the older brother. So, after growing, Tian Ji would be as strong as his brother and a more developted mind capability. who would you guys chose as leader? My net is Tian Ji. And since the clan was already splited before Tian Ji showed is intention to fight for the leader pozition what would happen as time pass and Tian Ji gets clouser in cultivation to his brother? He would win even more support. Even if he didn’t fight Tian Yun for leadership, it would still befall under him in the future. Its as eazy as it gets. Do you guys understand now? Its a clan, not a familiar business or standing….


  16. Why do You guys tink Tian Yun stepped down in Chu Yang previous life? Someone whith unger for power such as him? Aren’t You reading the same book as me? If Tian Ji had the power and not the mind, if he had the mind and not the power, this situation won’t happen. Problem is that he has the mind and the power…. Tian Yun was smart enought to see this, thats why he chose what he chose, otherwise he would want is talented brother to be hand in hand with him.
    But i can be wrong about all of this so wathever, tink what you guys want, its just my personal interpretation of the story😒


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