LCD World of Cultivation

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  1. Someguy666

    Someguy666 Well-Known Member

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    I thought they were stalling for time because after 3 years that bloodthirsty general will die. No face to beg the Xi Xuan Trio to take over, they're begging to come under Ge's umbrella to prevent themselves from being Xuan Kong 2.0. and carved up like a watermelon.
     
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    Awwww, when will Zuo Mo get more exploding little thousand cranes? I'm still waiting... maybe forever.
     
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    After many many years of nepotism, and the elders killing or suppressing talented geniuses so they do not "threaten" their own loin sprogs, they were on the cusp of falling.

    Their sect leader convinced their most powerful elder to act, but he had one foot in the grave and only 3 years left before he dies of age.

    He purged many of the elders, butchered those who tried to make moves on their sect (to intimidate people away), and made the nepotism appointed legions all go AWOL in fear of being purged next and they became rogue cultivators.

    In effect, he became the only deterrent preventing the neighbors from ganging up on them like piranha, since with the death of so many elders and the dissolution of all their legions except his, their power was in shambles.

    However, the fact is he only had 3 years left to live and that was before the 5 year timeskip. So, for 3 years those elders he chose to not execute (those who were not full on nepotarded) and him have been rebuilding the sect with an eye towards towards talent and sustainability rather than nepotism.

    Then he died of old age and for the past 2 years that fact has been kept secret while the remaining elders continue the rebuilding. Now those remaining elders are pretty desperate, since at the moment they are pretty badly defended, with only fresh legions who have had only 5 years of training since their inception and had to start with pretty low level members to begin with (due to the severe nepotism problem and purge resulting in a few trusted stronger disciples), and they would be torn apart the moment someone discovers the fact their protector is dead.

    So, they come to zou mou in a desperate bid, hoping that with him custom designing shen armor for them, they would be able to outfit their new legions (which have been in training since the purge 5 years ago) with and have them become strong enough to defend them in a reasonable amount of time. Such that they won't have to rely on the paper tiger that is the name of a great general who has been dead for 2 years.

    This is why they are willing to share their most important cultivation secrets with him for this (but not their most important secret, which is that their protector is already dead)
     
  4. dave186

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    I thinked that the general come after the gap years though?
    Well i can not be sure that I am right here, in any case even if he died then he should have left a some of his own men to hold the fort, but really is more probably that if a traitor is hiding in Xi Xuan, then the elders that lost disciples, the ones that lost status, the ones that want status and even the same people that were left by the general after death, all of them have more than enough reason to want Xi Xuan destruction
    Even if they were planing a come back, giving Suo Mo their cultivation techniques is like giving him half of the already crippled sect, what is not going to change because they got the shen devises of Suo Mo because even if his are better their own are still between best ones. They could also give him only a portion of their methods so that they could be left with some secret ones but then the tailored equipement will lose even more meaning.
    If they have the new equipement in exchange, they will have an edge over the rest of their sect if they plan to fight or escape and any sect will open their gates if you offer them slice of the sect cake, even the yaomo are not exception.
    Though what this little one can think any other cunning leader can too so this could all be a well planed trap to drag down the Mo Cloud Sea or Gu Liang Dao faction.
     
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    mrttao Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure he was there at the start
    without a general to lead them. they are limited
    what traitor? also, he didn't really execute disciples, he executed elders and then their disciples and children ran away to become rogue cultivators.
    The ones who wanted status were those executed.

    Also, keep in mind that those remaining are sane enough to realize they are in an incredibly precarious state but with a decent chance of recovery. And there should have been significant buildup during the 5 years based on what other major sects did in 5 years.
    No, their cultivation technique is stated to be top tier. And very useful for him too since it is basically shen power based entirely on formations. And ZM always has been big on formations.

    Also, their sect is not crippled, it is definitely in recovery and growth. and they are not giving him the sect, they are giving him their cultivation secrets. that makes the risk of him becoming a competitor in the far future. but he is not gaining any authority in their sect.
     
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    Chapter 745 Actually, Xi Xuan is based on 5-elements and their version is inferior to the [Reverse 5-Element Shen Power] Shuang Yu developed for Gu Liang Dao's faction. Tian Huan is the faction that's based on formations. The Top-Tier Shen Powers are Mo Cloud Sea, Kun Lun & Tian Huan.
     
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    Oh, I mixed it up. Tian huan is indeed the shen glyphs not xi xuan.

    That said, Reverse 5 elements is actually Xi xuan. The guy who comprehended it this generation left xi xuan, but they still have the training ground for it, not him. And he can't train new people in it without the training ground.

    Also, that chapter says the perception is that 5 elements is weaker due to the splinter faction taking the greatest 5 element practitioner in hundreds of years. But losing face is not the same as actually sucking.

    And MC is extremely well suited for 5 element. Remember during wu kong sect days. 5 element cultivation was considered trash tier, but MC did quite well with it using the water fire blade because he is most suited to 5 element cultivation.
     
  8. dave186

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    Well this is already cleared.
    Xi Xuan give out their method because is a trash method and even with it Wuo Mo dont get any advantage, also is clared that the general returned after that years gap and they are inded crippled, maybe not as much as the dhyana powers, but still they dont hold a candle to the others great sects will their 'acumulation' of the past years was good enough to let them lost three times with unknow little sects.
    If Xi Xuan dont have any traitor then it will not be because they want to stay in the sect but because they want to stay alive or are already dead (?) In the sect cleaning.
    Though whatever does Shong Du (sorry if is wrong name) he will not be able to reconstruct the sect all by hemself with a lot of scum remaining (as the sect master) and thats the reason that he is seeking help from Suo Mo and Gu Liang Dao
     
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    Yes. it was clarified. I think the author has mixed some things up there, or maybe the translators did. because it seems contradictory.
    but meh. it happened
    Seriously, where did you even get the traitor thing? you just pulled it out of thin air and are harping on it all the time.
    Not a lot of scum, most were purged. Also there is a difference between scum and suicidally stupid scum. Which is mainly what caused their decline in the first place.
    The concern with the sect master was that he would reseize control and is a lot more cleaver than people imagine.

    Also, while he did scummy things when cooperating with the true idiots in charge, he has been secretely setting them up for a purge all that time and plotting against them. so his sneakiness aside, he seems to actually have the sect well being in mind. they just don't have any particular reason to return when they can remain kings in their own fief
     
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    The people of Xi Xuan are were more worried of their personal profit than the well being of their own sect, same sect that actualy at
     
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    The people of Xi Xuan are were more worried of their personal profit than the well being of their own sect, same sect that was only staling for its own destruction until Zhong De apeared and somewhat mitigated the situation. Xi Xuan was for a long time a nest of snakes waiting to take the biggest bite they can of the one at their side and if that kind of person is in a sinking ship normaly would wait to jump into other ship, will the most he can carry and into the biggest ship possible while the ones staying intoship will be the suicidal ones. I am not saying that all of the sect is the same, but the majority of their elders inded are like this, while the elders are the ones that chose the rest of important people filling it with others like themselves. If all of them are exterminated then the sect will only be left with the common disciples, what is not realistic at all and this is the base of my argument.
    As for whatever the sect head is planing, it still left the sect pitifully weak and futhermore unable to stand up in front of the other sects, if what he did was for making him the king or for any other objective is still to be seen
     
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    I finally figured out the difference. on ch761 it was mentioned that tenth grade is a ling beast. I was then reminded of the yin demons in the cave in the wu kong sect.
    Although, lil fire is a baby yao and s/he was born from a ling infused rock. while there were the grasses that mo plant in conquered territories that absorb all the ling energy to birth more mo...

    Basically, a mo is a magical beast that cultivates the body using the power of the earth and the naturally occurring script formations on its bones and flesh. A ling beast on the other hand is a beast that naturally cultivates ling energy. Ling beasts after a certain rank form a dimensional barrier, mo beasts do not. And mo usually assume human-ish (they might still retain some beast traits like sickle hands or a rhino horn) form when they become sapient while ling beasts remain animal like in appearance (even though becoming more and more fantastical and magical).
     
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    *facepalm* I'm more concerned how zuo mo utilizes all beasts for this shen era...when everyone is busy cultivating shen power, they learn spells, yao art, and mo skills orz
     
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    Must be all the things that Silly Bird ate in that 5-Element Secret Realm that turned her into this. That and all the non-elemental materials pooped out by Lil'Pagoda that she and the other Little Ones secretly ate.
     
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    Poor_Hero Shun's Month (lol)

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    I .. kinda imagine that zuo mo will wreck kun lun's arrangements again... that third faction, I wonder if you qielin makes appearance again since it is in yao territory...
     
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    ....orz *punch pillow* another cliff again orz and that jump from mo to xiu place made me dizzy orz tsk, the author is unpredictable orz
     
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    Poor_Hero Shun's Month (lol)

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    pfft-- infiltrated by a stranger during infiltration mission is kinda embarrassing XD ge wants ge's face (and jingshi) XD I love how this guy didn't know how strong A Gui is XD
     
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    Their disguise was too perfect, a thief thought they were easy "mules".
     
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    Poor_Hero Shun's Month (lol)

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    professional brute is on action again, lol, the genius got scolded by a little girl, lol, hell yeah, the king of underworld finally show some emotions, lol
     
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    I'm planning on binging this novel, so for avoiding disappointment purposes, can I ask to what main plot is it revolving around?