Within the Golden Blood Root is the liquid elixir. The older the age, the more liquid there is and the better the result. And only this liquid elixir has true results. If digging with ignorance, once you accidentally cause the root to have a scratch, the liquid inside will quickly pour out. Then, even swallowing the whole root will be the same as eating any other root.

Chu Yang stood on the rock face, normalizing his breath to calm down. He put the Golden Blood Root into his mouth and chewed gently; a stream of cool liquid poured out into his mouth. The liquid had a golden color, glimmering with light.

The name Golden Blood Root actually came from this. This is truly golden blood!

The moment the liquid elixir entered his body, it slowly spread through all the meridian channels in his body. Right at this time, the sword spirit in his dantian suddenly exuded a joyful feeling. It seemed to suddenly have burst out of his dantian and consumed all of the liquid elixir before his meridians had a chance to absorb it.

Chu Yang could not believe the feeling of satisfaction let out by the Nine Tribulations sword spirit. Then it slowly returned to the dantian; an action like it had just went for a walk after it had a feast.

Even though he was still clinging to the cliff face, Chu Yang let out a laugh. This thing actually has a personality, eh?

Immediately a golden light flashed on the body of the sword spirit. At this time, it was clearly much brighter than it was before. This radiance immediately disappeared. From the sword, a cold energy radiating a dark light poured out and went forth into the meridian channels all over his body. Chu Yang was stunned as he saw a light shine on his skin and then disappear. All of his meridians inflated like a toad and then deflated again and then inflated again… He now looked like a balloon, looking like he was being blown up and deflated and blown up again…

This happened continuously nine times, when finally it all passed.

The medicinal power of the Golden Blood Root Elixir, after going through the sword spirit, was transformed and finally joined with his meridians…

Testing his meridians by activating them, Chu Yang now felt they were extremely malleable, like durable balloons that could not be broken. At this Chu Yang was crazily happy.

This harvest will create a foundation for all my achievements in life! A truly large harvest… Even though the martial power did not increase, it transformed all the meridians. And my road toward the True Way will be much easier!

If other people’s meridian channels were small ponds, then there is no doubt that mine is a deep well. This is the difference in our nature!

He was not done celebrating when he felt the sword spirit inside him suddenly exude a light of great brilliance to the point that it made Chu Yang felt like his body became translucent. After that, his dantian had a feeling of pain; the light disappeared within the blink of an eye. But Chu Yang knew that something mysterious was happening…

Suddenly, within him, these verses appeared:

“The Way of the Heavens without love, then all things will be destroyed;

The Way of the Heavens with love, then all things will be created.

The Way of the Sword without love, kills people;

The Way of the Sword with love, the heart values life.

With love, without love, it depends on you.

Nine lives, nine tribulations, without love is also with love.

With love is without love;

… (TLN: this line was too obscure)

With love is also without love;

Without love is also with love;

With love, without love, the understanding is hidden within.

That is the Way of the Heavens.

With people, come martial arts, take martial arts to learn the Way of the Heavens, and in the end is transcendence.

In the secular human world, the secret to the Way of the Heavens is also there.

Human emotions, the root of the Way of the Heavens…”

Chu Yang’s whole body started to shake, his emotions were shaken up. His head dizzy, his eyes blurry; he almost fell off the cliff face. At this cliff face, without any witnesses, his whole body convulsed almost uncontrollably.

In his previous life, he worked hard to cultivate without hesitating to use the dark arts to push forward, killing to advance his Sword Art. But he still could not understand the pinnacle of Martial Arts. At this time, Chu Yang realized where he was at.

So in the previous life, I was wrong to cultivate the Way of the Sword without love. This was one hundred percent wrong.

This was the overall principle verse of the Nine Tribulations Transcending the Nine Heavens Technique!

What is without love or with love? All is in the heart. The heart without love, that is the Way of the Sword without love. But the heart with love, that is the Way of the Sword with love.

Deep cultivation is the Way of the Heavens!

In my previous life, it was clear that I was full of love, but time and time again, I tried to destroy love. No wonder I could not succeed!

One and the same goal, but two different roads. One to become a Saint and another to become a Demon! How to cultivate, it’s all within the heart…

“Qing Wu, it turns out I was wrong! From the beginning, I was wrong! And so, this led to the tragedy of our lives.”

Chu Yang faced the sky with pain in his heart. Oh Nine Tribulations Sword! Oh Nine Tribulations Sword! How you toyed with me! You caused me to destroy a lifetime all because of a misdirection, only to bring me back again!

In the end, should I hate you or thank you?

In Chu Yang’s emotional state, he did not realize that at the tip of the Nine Tribulations sword spirit in dantian, there were a few black spots, which were difficult to detect!

The sun just rose, outside of the Purple Bamboo Garden, two people could be seen approaching. One young man, one young woman. They both wore white clothes, their sleeves fluttering with the wind in a forest of purple bamboo, making them seem unearthly. The young man had eyebrows like swords, his eyes were bright. His appearance was heroic, but there was an air of arrogance and confidence on his face that causes others to feel pressured. The young lady was about 17 or 18 years old, with a perfect beauty like a painting. She was tall and lithe, with a serene face, making people who looked at her think of the word “gentle.” Those who do not know her personality would have this impression.

A weak appearance, but a strong posture; an appearance of unyielding bravery, but a feeling of flexibility like water.

“Disciples Li Jian Yin of Locking Clouds Peak and Wu Qian Qian of Gathering Clouds Peak, following Masters’ orders to see Martial Uncle Meng. Martial Brothers, please help notify the Master.” The young man in white called out.

His voice traveled far without dissipating, showing that he has cultivated high internal energy.

Locking Clouds Peak is the second-ranking peak, and today, came here with Gathering Clouds Peak. But today they were disappointed, because no one from the Purple Bamboo Garden answered them.

At this time Tan Tan was cultivating with Shi Qian Shan deep in the Purple Bamboo Forest, therefore they could not hear noises from the outside. As for Meng Chao Ran, it was not known where he went. Therefore, there was no one to answer.

Li Jian Yin called out again, but still no one answered. Grimacing, he unhappily said, “The people of this Purple Bamboo Garden, are they still not up yet?! How come I can’t even hear a breath?”

After hearing him, the young lady furrowed her eyebrows, and said softly, “Junior Martial Brother Li, please be careful with what you say. This is Purple Bamboo Forest, do not let others hear that. It could make Junior Martial Uncle Meng unhappy.”

“Junior Martial Uncle Meng? Ha ha…” the young man laughed bluntly, but said with a low voice, “This Martial Uncle Meng, I heard that if people rode on his head, he wouldn’t get mad… this kind of person, lacking in courage like this, I cannot fathom how he managed to become one of the Ten Great Disciples back then!”

After this, the young lady became scared and said, “Junior Martial Brother Li, before coming here, what did your parents tell you? They said, when we talk, we have to be one thousand times more careful. Why is Junior Martial Brother…”

She did not finish her sentence when a cold ‘hmmph’ rung out from behind them.

A cold voice went forward, “How did my master manage to become one of the Ten Great Disciples is none of your concern. You are not in the position to ask that question. However, I want to ask you, how did a disrespectful egomaniac become a disciple of Locking Clouds Peak? Do you have a lot of money? Or is your father powerful?”

The voice was ice cold and the questions raised sounded cruel, startling all those who heard it. The gaze behind the voice was unsettling.

The two were unnerved; they quickly turned around in the direction of the voice, to see a young man covered in grime. At first glance he seemed dirty, but there was a keen light radiating from his cold stare. This youth has a thin and tall build, with sword-like brows and thin lips. Initially, he did not seem handsome or heroic, but looking carefully, one could see something special in him. His lips curved, forming a down-turned bow, creating an expression of arrogance, giving a feeling of brutal aggression. Now, his eyes were like two swords; his gaze so sharp, that others dare not look at!

This youth was Chu Yang!

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23 thoughts on “Chapter 9 – The True Master of Nine Tribulations Sword

  1. Thanks for this. Good to see this story getting translated again. 🙂

    When the story is talking about the dull sword it isn’t referring to his martial brothers sword he is using as a shovel. It is referring to the spiritual replica of the Sword of the Nine Heavens in his dantain.


      1. No probs – it’s easy to get mixed up when the author isn’t explicit about which of the three swords the MC has been thinking about over the last 2 chapters he is currently referring to.


  2. love is without love…….
    when I undersood what it meant I immediately thought “WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY BRAIN TO UNDERSTAND THIS!!!” XD


  3. Erk, I hate the beginning of the Xianxia’s novel, they are almost all the same. Learning what power bullsh*t they gained with the item they got.
    The fact that he needs to love to train in the way of the sword, how convenient for him and predictable…. another novel with transparent structure.

    Anyway, thanks for the translation.


  4. Thanks for the chapter! Just started reading this because I heard it was really good so thanks for picking this up back when you did.


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