Translator’s Notes: About this story. It starts a bit slow but quickly picks up. There are character settings that come from other stories but you don’t actually need to read or have any knowledge of the stories they come from. Of course knowing might let you get a laugh out of it, since Xianxia main characters sometimes seem like arrogant amoral self-righteous immortal assholes who deserve a beat down. But that’s just my opinion so don’t mind it.
Central Heaven Region, Heaven Domain, Eight Extremities World.
Outside Broad Creed Mountain, one of the Sacred Grounds of the present era, Yan Zhaoge stood with a black-trimmed blue robe worn over white clothes. This outfit declared his identity as one of Broad Creed Mountain’s coremost disciples.
Across from him stood an unconvinced and dissatisfied youth in yellow clothing, “Yan Zhaoge, aren’t you just blessed with having a good father? Do you really think you are better than me?”
Yan Zhaoge replied expressionlessly, “What did you just say? Say it again if you dare.”
“I’ll say whatever I want. You think I’m scared of you? Don’t you just freaking have a good father?”
Yan Zhaoge stared at the yellow-clad youth and suddenly burst out laughing, “Very good, exactly that sentence. I just love it when people say that about me.”
The yellow clad youth was struck speechless.
After a long while, finally managing to regain his senses, his embarrassment quickly turned into rage. Without caring about the consequences, he jumped at Yan Zhaoge.
Completely indifferent, Yan Zhaoge stated, “Restrain your blows and don’t kill him.”
The yellow clad youth faltered mid-action. Then, he felt his entire body go numb as his vision distorted drastically. A long while later, having regained his senses, he discovered that someone had soundlessly grabbed him by the small of his back and lifted him high into the air.
A very burly man appeared before Yan Zhaoge with one hand holding the yellow clad man high in the air, as if he were a tiny child.
The large man was all smiles as he said, “Young Master, please go ahead.”
Yan Zhaoge simply nodded. Folding his hands behind his back, he leisurely turned and left.
The large man laughed cheekily while still holding the yellow-clad youth with only a single arm. The youth could only wait.
Yan Zhaoge entered the main gate of his sect. Walking along, the smugness he displayed earlier had already disappeared without a trace. His expression had become completely tranquil.
At first glance, he appeared to possess a calm and steady demeanor.
But the truth behind his current state was…
He was absolutely stupefied.
“This script is wrong.” Yan Zhaoge muttered to himself. As a member of the so-called crossing worlds army, something must had gone wrong with his crossing over.
His first crossing of worlds landed him in a foreign world with a martial practitioner civilization at the peak of prosperity. He ended up in the book storage building of the Divine Palace, which collected classic martial manuals of all kind from all over the world.
However, soon after, there was a world-shaking calamity that destroyed even the Divine Palace.
What followed then was actually an unexpected second crossing over, where his soul arrived in the same world except countless years later.
At this point, people had discovered remnant martial legacies that had survived the calamity and, with the help of those, re-established a martial practitioner civilization. This new civilization was still in its growth period and far from the previous peak.
With his brain full of rare classic martial manuals from the era of peak prosperity, Yan Zhaoge’s second crossing over to the present era was like a gamer who was used to playing hell mode suddenly finding himself playing the game on easy mode.
That was just way too awesome.
The only problem with the second crossing of worlds was the terrible mess that had been left behind by the original owner of his body.
“Young Master, the things you wanted us to gather have all been readied,” the large burly man had once again caught up, “Information on the location of a ‘Li Yan True Fire’ fire seed has also been found.”
Yan Zhaoge slightly slowed his pace, “This information is indeed hard to come by. Has the precise location been confirmed?”
“It is the northeastern part of the Sealing Dragon Abyss. The search area is already been narrowed down as much as possible. It won’t take long for our people to send back news of a more precise location,” the large man replied with a simple laugh.
“Not bad; not bad,” Yan Zhaoge nodded in satisfaction.
Not only was Yan Zhaoge’s father an important elder of the clan with a lot of authority, he was also the current patriarch of the Yan family, which was an illustrious and influential greater family whose fame resounded across the entire continent. Those who called Yan Zhaoge Young Master as opposed to junior or senior apprentice-brother were all subordinates of the Yan family.
If Yan Zhaoge wanted something, he only needed to send out a list and there would naturally be subordinates to carry out the task.
In other words, the current Yan Zhaoge was of high class birth with a super powerful dad, also being a genius himself. Everything being so perfect, things should only be smooth sailing from there on out.
But… something didn’t seem right.
“Young Master, there is one more thing-” the burly attendant had wanted to say something else, but his words were suddenly cut off.
A middle-aged man with a heavily profound aura walked towards them. Each step seemed to shake the world around him.
Once he neared, he and Yan Zhaoge exchanged proper etiquette. The middle-aged man said with a slight smile, “It’s only been a few days; junior apprentice-nephew Yan’s cultivation seems to progress daily.”
Yan Zhaoge smiled and replied, “Skill from diligence; incompetence from indulgence. I dare not slack off.”
The middle-aged man said, “These days, abnormalities have surfaced in the Sealing Dragon Abyss. Therefore, we are preparing to send someone to investigate, namely some younger generation disciples. It so happens that the clan’s youth competition has just concluded; the clan wants to send the eight top ranked disciples along to give them an opportunity to train.”
“It’s just that, according to rumors, your old rival is also in the vicinity of the Sealing Dragon Abyss. If junior apprentice-nephew Yan isn’t busy in the near future, why don’t you lead them on this mission?”
He stared at Yan Zhaoge with eyes full of expectation and admiration.
The youth in front of him possessed extraordinary talent; he was a true Heaven’s chosen son. He was a well known figure and an acknowledged leader amongst those of his age, the pride of Broad Creed Mountain’s younger generation.
Only geniuses among geniuses, those geniuses that stood out the most prominently above the heads of the other members of their generation in the absolute best clans of the Eight Extremities World could compare to him. They were evildoers, freaks, and people who stood so far above the masses they no longer seemed human.
In the current era, there were Four Young Masters who were renowned across the entire Eight Extremities World. One of them was the Broad Creed Young Master Yan Zhaoge. Acknowledged by the masses as a handsome youth of outstanding ability, it was said that so long as he did not die early, he would definitely create a new legend.
“Dragon Sealing Abyss…” Yan Zhaoge pondered for a bit before accepting right on the spot, “Since I don’t have any important matters on hand, I might as well make this trip. I will naturally look after my junior apprentice-brothers and sisters a bit.”
Yan Zhaoge understood what the other man meant. There were strong members of the junior generation from other clans also lurking near the Sealing Dragon Abyss.
If the clan’s disciples were suppressed during an encounter between the younger generation, it would be a blow to the clan’s face.
On the other hand, if a senior apprentice-uncle led the squad, the younger generation obviously wouldn’t be bullied; but conversely, this would also weaken the prestige and influence of the clan’s younger generation.
As for Yan Zhaoge himself, he would happily leave the clan more often. After all, to him, this being a whole, entirely new world, he wanted to corroborate it with the memories in his mind.
He would also have had to go on an expedition to the Dragon Sealing Abyss sooner or later, since some of his plans required its unique environment. Therefore, this time, he would just conveniently go along.
The middle aged man became even jollier after Yan Zhaoge accepted his request, “During this outing, junior apprentice-nephew Yan can also act as an example for the younger generation. I believe they will learn many things as a result.”
After taking leave of the middle aged man, Yan Zhaoge continued on his way. The burly man followed beside him and resumed their earlier discussion, “Young Master, earlier, I wanted to tell you that Miss Lin’s secluded cultivation has apparently been extended. She will not be coming out as scheduled.”
In his opinion, his master should react with regret and dissatisfaction after hearing this news.
However, in reality, Yan Zhaoge, at this time, had the urge to roll his eyes.
This was the terrible mess left to him by his body’s original owner.
During a past training trip, the original owner of this body met a girl.
The girl originally had a childhood friend who also happened to be her sweetheart. However, upon meeting the perfect Yan Zhaoge of that time, she became moved. For the sake of a brighter future, she left her original sweetheart.
Even though the original owner of this body did not intentionally seduce the girl, he would also not refuse any beautiful girl who offered herself to him. This led to the strong resentment of the girl’s commoner ex-boyfriend.
The difference between the body’s original owner and the commoner boy was too large. He did not suppress or make things difficult for the boy, not even bothering to consider his hostility as anything.
The girl’s martial talent was truly unusual. Originally, she was like a pearl gathering dust in a small corner of the world, but once she followed the body’s original owner to Broad Creed Mountain and became a disciple, her cultivation grew by leaps and bounds.
Sometime after she became a disciple, the girl went into secluded cultivation and it was at that time that Yan Zhaoge experienced his second crossing over, taking over his current body.
Admittedly, the girl was undeniably a top class beauty.
She was a beautiful and graceful maiden whom even a prince would desire. However, to the current Yan Zhaoge, that was all she was. While her visage was pleasing and warmed the heart, he had no particular feelings toward her.
The Great Calamity he experienced during the first crossing over and the sight of the Divine Palace being destroyed was eternally etched in Yan Zhaoge’s mind.
Even the immeasurably mighty Divine Palace could be destroyed; in this world, who could stay safe and sound forever?
Some people would fall into despair after witnessing that scene, falling into desolation and coming to live day by day while totally ignoring what lay ahead. However, Yan Zhaoge’s choice was different. He chose to work hard and strengthen himself.
Even though it was ridiculously overpowered, with his own starting point being extraordinary, his background being amazing, and his subordinates being innumerable, Yan Zhaoge still eagerly treasured every single bit of resource available. He spent all of it on strengthening himself, not wasting any of it whatsoever.
He made the most of every minute and every second.
This had already become his natural instinct.
In the time after his second crossing over, Yan Zhaoge progressively got used to his new identity and environment. As the days passed, he adapted to the people and things around him. However, some things still could not be changed.
To him, the most important thing was to cultivate rigorously, without wasting his superior environment and circumstances.
In this world where the martial path reigned supreme, the might of a single individual could potentially decide the fate of the entire world. Only strength was respected. Only the victor was king.
But then Yan Zhaoge had discovered that things were not as simple as they seemed.
At that time, the large man beside him just happened to mention, “Young Master, other than Miss Lin’s matter, I have also investigated Ye Jing.
“Currently sixteen years of age. A citizen of the Eastern Tang Kingdom, East Heaven Region, Heaven Domain. Both his parents died when he was three years old. He was fostered by relatives. Because he grew up relying on his relatives’ charity, he was bullied.”
“He was an ordinary person without any unusual traits. His martial talent was completely average. Except for the fact he grew up together with Miss Lin, there was nothing else worth noting.”
“However, after you left together with Miss Lin, he underwent remarkable changes. His cultivation soared and his performance became dazzling. First he stabilized his own position within his family, then he helped it grow stronger and suppress its opponents.”
“Leaving home, he headed to the capital of the Eastern Tang Kingdom and achieved considerable fame amongst the younger generation. As a result, he obtained the right to participate in the Broad Creed Mountain’s disciple selection exam.
“After successfully passing the exam and joining Broad Creed Mountain as a disciple, his momentum has seemingly been stronger than even Miss Lin’s. His performance has been very outstanding.”
“Now, he stands at the undisputed top of the new disciples, recently even having attained first place in the clan’s youth competition.”
The large man stopped his citation and gave a simple laugh, “However, when compared to Young Master, he doesn’t even qualify to compete.”
Yan Zhaoge, however, twitched his lips. His actual thoughts were along the lines of, “It’d be a miracle if that were actually true.”
It could not be helped. No matter how he looked at it, that thing seemed to be a template main character.
Herein lay the problem. What was his role in main character Ye’s abrupt rise to power?
“Let me think. The current number one genius figure of the younger generation in the same clan. Rich young master. Possesses considerable personal strength. Possesses a father that can abuse his authority for my sake. Possesses a significant and influential background. And most importantly, it seems ‘I’ stole his girl? My body’s original owner seems to have even deflowered that girl surnamed Lin?”
“… yeah, the exterior of this flesh bag of mine also quite excellent, very handsome if I have to say so myself. This body is just perfect for a poser who wants to pull off the false prince act. Hitting or stepping on a face like this would probably create a considerable amount of warm, happy feelings inside.”
“And after that, my father would try to help me out, becoming another stepping stone just like me. This would create the road that a main character would need for his abrupt rise to power. One guy delivers his face to be smashed into the dirt and his whole family follows soon after, free shipping included…”
Yan Zhaoge rolled his eyes.
This script is definitely flawed!
Translator Note: First, since I don’t have an editor, if you find any mistakes, please leave a comment. Thank you.