Desolate Era Vol. 36 Summary

Hello again! I binged up to vol 37 so i might release summaries until that volume.

Volume 36: Fourth Step Daolord

  • Back at Vastheaven Palace, Ning’s Dharma Body sat crossed legged across the Lifeblood Dao-seal that Emperor Maniseal has given him before to revive his true body.
  • Ning, after being revived, went and had small banter with Souji
  • Hegemon Brightshore arrived, amazed that Ning’s original body is alive
  • Ning explains about the Lifeblood Dao-seal given by Emperor Maniseal
  • Hegemon returns Ning’s treasures making Ning thankful. Ning offers the fruits he promised but Hegemon Brightshore denies them because even though Ning was revived, the original deal was for Hegemon Brightshore to save Ning when he was attacked by Redsnow
  • Ning doesn’t press on further since he also knows the arrogance of being someone of power. He instead offered Brightshore to trade the fruits in turn for some materials needed for Ning’s Sword Dao Body.
  • This trade pleases Brightshore because he knows that if Ning is willing to trade publicly then the Dao Alliance and Ancient Cultivators would be able to provide a much better trade condition
  • Brightshore Hegemon accepts the trade, delivering the items in a month’s time, as well as give Ning advice to hide in Vast heaven palace and not reveal the fact that he’s still alive
  • Brightshore also gave Ning a favor, Ning could call the Hegemon for protection one time while Ning is still hiding inside Vastheaven palace
  • Because the Hegemon didn’t make the conversation private, the nearby Youji managed to hear all of it. The fact that Ning was against City Lord Redsnow worried Youji greatly.
  • Ning tells Youji to keep mum on this information
  • Ning releases Ninedust from his space dwelling. Before Brightshore Hegemon gave Ning his belongings, Ning was very worried for this friend of his.
  • Ninedust told Ning that he’s glad that Ning managed to run away without accident and that he was worried. Ning tells him that his worries are warranted since he actually died during the confrontation.
  • This fact surprised Ninedust but Ning tells him that he has gained a treasure that can revive Daolords
  • After that small talk, Ninedust suddenly turned serious. He told Ning that this encounter with Redsnow made it known to him that there is a big disparity between him, Ninedust, and Ji Ning.
  • Seeing that this is not good for both Ning and Ninedust because on risks that is hard for Ninedust, Ning will find easy and the one that Ning deemed somewhat perilous is, in turn, very dangerous for Ninedust.
  • Ninedust suggests that the both of them separate. Ning goes to continue his cultivation while Ninedust pursues the way of his Daomerge.
  • They made sure to contact themselves if there are matters worth discussing. Ning has a Dharma body in Vastheaven palace so Ninedust can just contact Ning there. And one of the holy cities in the Dao Alliance is controlled by the Ancient Cultivator clan so Ning can send his message there.
  • Ninedust leaves while Ning stays to cultivate in Vastheaven palace. Ning got some insights due to his recent death so he plans to capitalize on it and achieve some breakthroughs.
  • Ning hopes for Ninedust to succeed his Daomerge. Ning also lists his current goals: reach 4th step Daolord which will give him enough strength to fulfill his second goal which is to find enough treasures to exchange for reviving his wife.
  • Ning heads toward Vast heaven Everworld for a stroll. He arrives at an area with which the strongest seem to be at Celestial Immortal level. It is an area where seven kingdoms strive for supremacy, a place where people die every time. Ning decides to stay at this place to comprehend the mystery of life and death.
  • The cultivation in this world is different, three ranks of martial, master, grandmaster where grandmaster equates to Void Immortal level.
  • In a fairly large village, a baby child was born. Ning dressed up as fortune-telling middle aged man carrying a cloth banner with the words “Telling Fortunes”.
  • Ning tries to get inside the village by telling the guards that he is a predestined friend of the newborn baby which turns out to be the village lord’s only son ‘Xu Hu’. Ning gets driven away.
  • Three years later, Ning returned to the village to see more than ten children playing in the mud. He transformed into a child 3-5 years old wearing a red bellyband. Ning and the boy Xu Hu gets into a “fight”. Ning ran away before other people came. Later that night Xu Hu became sick.
  • Xu Hu naturally recovered and continued with his life, reaching Master level by the age of 18. Master level being equal to Zifu and Wanxian level.
  • Ning continues to observe Xu Hu. At age 18, Xu Hu became the strongest person in the surrounding area.
  • At some point Xu Hu led some men to eradicate bandits but gets defeated. He became a fugitive at a mountain village where he met his woman ‘Xiao Hua’.
  • One day Xu Hu and his bae was buying meat from a on old man. After seeing how the old man chopped the meat, Xu Hu begs the old man to teach him his saber art.
  • Xu Hu then became the old man’s meat chopping apprentice. But six month later the old man suddenly vanishes. No matter what Xu Hu did he can’t find the old man, so he decides to take  Xiao Hua to his hometown.
  • The old man( yes you guessed it) is actually Ning. He continues to observe Xu Hu.
  • Xu Hu kills bandits eventually and reaches Grandmaster level. Xu Hu gets invited by the emperor to be a general.
  • Xu Hu became a commander of three hundred thousand troops to guard the border. He did this for 800 years. By this time he has sired three sons and a daughter.
  • Due to internal instability, Xu Hu led the army to retreat. But he became besieged by 8 grandmasters giving him heavy losses but have not died. Instead, he fell ill due to an assassination attempt.
  • In his deathbed, many people surrounded Xu Hu including the emperor and some ministers. Words get exchanged between the emperor and Xu Hu.
  • All of a sudden a white robed youth appeared. Xu Hu can’t help but remember the small child that kicked his foot and caused him to be sick for three days. He also remembered the old man that taught him his saber art. The baby and the old man have the  same eyes as this youth in front of him.
  • Ning does a speech telling Xu Hu about the near millennium that he has been observing the man. Ning tells Xu Hu that he guarantees that Xu Hu won’t lose his memories in this life after reincarnating and that if fate wills it, then they would meet again. Xu Hu dies while muttering “Master, master.”
  • After Ning reincarnates Xu Hu and then went to look for more ‘predestined friends’
  • One life after another Ning finds his ‘predestined friends’ to observe their life and comprehend life and death.
  • On top of the mountain Ning recalls all his experiences. A million years go by and suddenly a boom sounded, Ning’s Dao tree grew and his heartworld expanded further.
  • Instead of absorbing chaos energy outside, he used chaos gems in order to conceal his breakthrough and prevent redsnow and Aeonian clan from tracing his location.
  • Finding out that Ning is still alive isn’t actually a challenge for Redsnow and Aeonian clan because back at Brightshore Empire Ning’s heartlamp still hasn’t extinguished yet.
  • Now that Ning finished his breakthrough to 4th step, Redsnow and the Aeonian Clan cannot threaten him anymore. Ning has also broken through to 12th form of heartsword before, since the 11th and 12th level are of the same stage then it is much easier for a breakthrough.
  • This breakthrough also led him to be able so see Karma, not just feel it.
  • Brief explanation about being able to kill someone through karma. Ning can send his sword energy via karma and kill a person, including the person’s primaltwin.
  • In addition to prior improvements, Ning reaching 4th level of the Omega Sword Dao also gave him an undying body due to his Shadowless stance.
  • Before, Ning has envied Daolords with undying bodies because having an undying body gives you a much greater chance of surviving dangerous situations.
  • Ning reckons that his undying body is much more refined than Redsnow’s undying body. Shadowless is part of the Omega Sword Dao that Ning cultivates. Redsnow cultivates a Saber Dao that doesn’t have and undying body so he also cultivates Dao of Snow/Ice to attain an undying body.
  • With his 4th step Daolord level, as well as his 12th level of Heartsword, Ning is now at the level of the Dao Alliance’s city lords. If there are those who can give him a hard time, then they would be in quite small numbers. Only hegemons can dominate Ning now.
  • These advancements further gave Ning hope in finding something that can move a Supreme Sovereign.
  • After his breakthrough Ning trains again, this time training in the Dividing Light Great Sword Qi to construct a Diffraction Light Sea. This is because the Nine Great Secret Arts that he cultivated before cannot catch up to his current level of advancement.
  • He leaves a legacy site before heading back to Vast heaven Palace.
  • Emperor Solesky met with Ning, telling Ning that he was worried that Emperor Redsnow might find out about Ning and he heard that there are other entities other than Redsnow that are looking for Ning.
  • Ning told Solesky to chill as Ning already know the other entity, Aeonian clan. Ning also told Solesky that Ning was chased by them because of some treasure.
  • Ning also tells Solesky his plans: head back to Brightshore Kingdom, plan to kill Redsnow. He probably can’t kill Redsnow but Ning plans to fck his City up.
  • Ning emits his aura, making Solesky fearful. Solesky wonders how a Daolord can be this powerful.
  • Upon reaching Brightshore Kingdom, Ning caused the place to erupt. Multiple Daolords sending messages all over the place. In a blink of an eye, the entire Endless Territories came to know that Ning has appeared in Brightshore Kingdom. All this time, both Redsnow and Aeonian Clan has been looking for Ning.
  • The reason why Ning went to Brightshore and not Redsnow’s Holy City is because Ning wants to visit the Eternal Weapon stored inside Sword Palace’s Armory.
  • The Eternal Weapon spirit and Ning go back and forth talking but in the end Ning gets denied. Being a Daolord is the most detrimental factor for Ning in acquiring the Eternal Weapon.
  • Ning decides to focus on his Northbow swords and plans to upgrade them further.
  • He approaches Emperor Brightshore and initiates a trade. He shows the emperor Aeonian Clan’s blood fruit. Brightshore identifies it as Eternal Fruit, the lifeblood of the Aeonian Clan. Brightshore reckons that Aeonian Clan is chasing Ning because of this fruit. Little did he know our boi Ji Ning took the entire tree.
  • Ning plans to trade the fruit for treasures needed for the secret technique God Wing Sword Light. Out of all hegemon legacies he can find, this technique and Dividing Light Great Sword Qi technique complement with his Yin Yang Sword Stance.
  • Brightshore accepts, he asks for 15 Eternal fruits and he’ll give it in six months.
  • He also tells Ning that he can help Ning to fight off Redsnow and Aeonian Clan for 10 fruits every time. Once again, little did he know our boi Ning doesn’t give a shit about them anymore.
  • Back at Redsnow’s Holy City, Redsnow receives news that Ning is hiding inside Brightshore Kingdom.
  • He assumes that Ning would either use a space channel with the help of Brightshore to arrive at other major areas or directly leave Brightshore Kingdom by himself.
  • Redsnow asks his subordinate Emperors to guard the three channels that Ning would come out while he will guard the outside of Brightshore Kingdom to kill Ning the moment he comes out.
  • After a few months, Ning finally has gotten his materials needed for God Wing Sword Light. He trains in it and tests it along with Dividing Light Sword Qi for his Yin Yang Stance before leaving Brightshore Kingdom.
  • He leaves Brightshore Kingdom through a space channel. Redsnow is startled because the space channel Ning used is the one closest to Redsnow’s Holy City thinking smug because he has an Emperor standing guard there. Little did he know our boi Ning stronk.  
  • Ning exits space channel and gets greeted by Redsnow City’s Emperor Nightspring. Nightspring “invites” Ning to Redsnow City, he urges Ning to come inside his space dwelling. Ning goes “I’m not and idiot” and iterates Nightsprings wrongdoing of killing babies for his dao. The Emperors residing in Redsnow Holy City are like Redsnow, evil practitioners.
  • Nightspring feels somewhat confident because Redsnow told him that Ning’s power level is one step below City Lords.
  • Ning reks Nightspring. While Nightspring is thinking about escaping, Ning blasts him with Dreamstar Art. Ning executes Nightspring using Heavenbreaker, .
  • Back at Redsnow Holy City, Nightspring’s Dharma body and Rednsow’s Dharma body are talking. Redsnow instructs Nightspring to delay Ning as much as possible but all of a sudden Nightspring’s face became blank due to Ning’s Heartforce art.
  • Upon waking up a moment later, Nightspring shouted at Redsnow telling him angrily how Redsnow deceived him and then he dies afterwards.
  • Redsnow rages about not having Ning get away with killing Nightspring. He didn’t know that Ning is heading towards Redsnow Holy City immediately after killing Nightspring.
  • Scene switches to two extra characters arriving at Redsnow Holy City. They describe how beautiful the place is. They also discuss that even though the place is beautiful, it is a nesting place of evil personages.
  • The two suddenly detects an abnormality, they flew to observe the event only to discover that a huge Heartworld projection enveloping the entire Holy City.
  • The various emperors inside Redsnow city gets enraged and flew out. More than 20 Emperors emerged whether they be Dharma bodies or True bodies.
  • The two decide to run away in order to not get caught up with the clash between supreme beings.
  • As expected, it was Ning who used his Heatworld projection on Redsnow Holy City.
  • Nearby Daolords commend Ning for being fearless even saying that even though Ning will perish they would still remember him forever. They say that even though Daolords are weak, the strongest Dao Lord can contend against City Lords. Little did they know, you know the drill.
  • Ning taunts Redsnow’s squad by telling them to come at him in full force.
  • Our boi Ning rekts the emperors that clashed against him. The observers cannot understand how a Daolord can possibly be stronger that City Lords.
  • Even Brightshore who came to watch was shocked at the level of power that Ning has arrived at.
  • All enemy emperors along with Redsnow assembled themselves into a formation to combat Ning.
  • Ning uses his heartforce eradicator instantly killing five emperor’s Dharma bodies out of the 20 disrupting the formation.
  • Even Ning got surprised as to how strong his heartforce has become.
  • After Heartforce Eradicator, Ning used Dreamstar Art to disorient the enemies.
  • This time 16 fell into the illusion cast by Dreamstar Art collapsing the formation entirely.
  • This time Redsnow is completely scared.
  • Ning starts his counter attack. Wings erupted on his back increasing his speed by ten times. A large sword dao chaosworld also erupted around him setting up the secret arts for Ning to use his Yin Yang stance.
  • He used his Yin Yang stance. With his current body level as well as his hegemon armor, he does not fear these Emperors.
  • Instantly, six emperors get sliced by Ning’s wings crushing them instantaneously. Six emperors died, along with 5 Dharma bodies and all surviving Dharma bodies are under illusion. Redsnow’s ranks immediately retreated.
  • Ning attacks Redsnow, first using shadowless to get close. Upon clashing Ning used Heavenbreaker, freezing spacetime and even Karma has been stopped, shocking everyone, including Brightshore.
  • Redsnow, along with his buddy Bloodcloud, decides to go all out against Ning since if they can’t kill Ning then they’d suffer in hiding for 108,000 chaos cycles. And they are also somewhat confident since Ning doesn’t have an undying body. Little did they know.
  • Redsnow and Bloodcloud each used a treasure to attack Ning, bot attacks are at Hegemon level. Ning successfully repels both attacks one by one.
  • The two are shocked because not only did Ning block the attacks, Ning didn’t even spit out blood.
  • Bloodcloud immediately tells Redsnow that they lost at the same time tearing apart spacetime to escape.
  • Redsnow himself is in a quandary, but decided to escape himself and claiming that he wouldn’t give up.
  • Now at the space above the holy city only Ning is left. Emperors died while some escaped, all surrounding observers sighed because Ning was just too strong. It is now known throughout the Endless Territories that even Holy City Lords are no match against Ji Ning.
  • This news also made its way to Aeonian Clan Emperors making them retreat.
  • As the news spread, reclusive emperors one after another commented about Ning by themselves. Some of these reclusive emperors are striving towards Hegemon level. The fact that Ning has arrived at his current power level attracted them.
  • Brightshore inspected the treasures used by Redsnow and Bloodcloud. He reckons their attack power to be equal to Hegemons Windrain and Netherlily. Now that Ning’s power has reached a very high level, Brightshore concludes that the only flaw to Ji Ning is his lack of an undying body. Little did he motherf*cking know XD
  • Even without using his Shadowess undying body, Ning was able to repel Hegemon level attacks.
  • Above Redsnow Holy City, Ning was flying there staring straight at the city below him. Suddenly, Ning transformed into a giant of a hundred thousand feet tall. He grabbed the city and started to pull.
  • Runes flared up to counteract Ning’s efforts.
  • Ning transforms into his three-heads six arms form. Two arms grabbing the City while the other four holding onto his Northbow swords which will unravel each restriction.
  • Emperor Goldisle arrives and tells basically that there is no need to remove Redsnow holy city. Redsnow Holy City is still one of the Holy Cities of Dao Alliance.
  • Ning gave Goldisle the proverbial middle finger, telling Goldisle that as long as him, Ji Ning, is alive then Redsnow Holy City would not exist.
  • Goldisle reminds Ning that if he continues his destruction of the Holy City the Emperors that have escaped may pose a threat to Ning’s later generations when Ning eventually dies.
  • Ning replies that they could hope to live before he dies if they plan to retaliate.
  • Goldisle shows his surprise as well as commending Ning for his fearless attitude. He says that Redsnow holy city can only have bad luck to offend Ning.
  • In a few breaths of time, Ning has already removed all restrictive formations.
  • He eradicated the entire city and stored it inside his storage.
  • Press ‘f’ for respects towards Redsnow Holy City.
  • Goldisle told Ning to come with him. The Hegemons as well as the reclusive Emperors have gathered and now that Ning has become the strongest Daolord these old bastards want to see him.
  • Brightshore assures Ning that it will be fine. Ning and Goldisle head towards the gathering point which is “Golden World”. Normal Emperors couldn’t even enter this world.
  • Inside the golden world, there are nine clouds each with a narrow table containing different precious fruits.
  • On seven of these clouds sit different personages. Among these people are Hegemon Brightshore, Netherlily, and Windrain as well as Emperor Hei Yun. The remaining three may not be Hegemons but the aura that they emit is as equally imposing. There is a gold haired gold-robed man, and ‘elegant’ woman as well as a black robed youth with silver hair.
  • Goldisle and Ning take their seats upon the remaining clouds.
  • Goldisle says some stuff about being lively and that it has been a long time since these people have seen each other. A gold hair man answered him that the cause would be Ning. The gold haired man dubbed this gathering “Flamedragon Domain Congress”
  • Goldisle proceeds to introduce each person present. Ji Ning already knew Brightshore, Windrain, Netherlilyn, and Hei Yun so Goldisle started with the gold-haired gold-robed man. The gold haired main is Emperor Ji Kong, the oldest Emperor of the Dao Alliance. Ji Kong once was a City Lord but he abandoned it and went into seclusion.
  • The ‘elegant’ female is Huang Qiong, the youngest emperor to be present in this congress.
  • The black robed silver-haired youth is Emperor Qing Shi, the strongest emperor of the Dao Alliance.
  • Brightshore send Ning a mental transmission telling him to be careful. These reclusive people are powerful especially Qing Shi, even though he isn’t a Hegemon he considered as equal to one.
  • Ning asks Brightshore why he didn’t hear about Qing Shi before. Brightshore replies that even though Qing Shi is the strongest Emperor in the Dao Alliance, he is extremely low key.
  • Ning further enquires why even though Qing Shi isn’t a Hegemon he is classified as one.
  • Brightshore tells him that Qing Shi started cultivating as a mortal therefore he has a primaltwin. In the past, Qing Shi once travelled around and he found a sith legacy.
  • He made his primaltwin undergo Sith Clan’s Body Abandonment Ritual making his Primaltwin a Black Clothed Daolord(Hegemon level Sith). Apart from this, Qing Shi has the most treasures in the entire Dao Alliance.
  • Brightshore assures Ning that Qing Shi has a good temperament so he shouldn’t be nervous about Qing Shi.
  • They then proceed to kiss Ning’s ass, saying that he’s the strongest Daolord and so on.
  • While talking they smoothly transition into how Ning arrived at his current level.
  • (not quite sure about this part)Ning told them that what they are doing at their level is fusing different Supreme Daos while Ning’s method is at a higher level. Tells them that his Dao of the Sword is what he thinks is the pinnacle. The people dub it as an ultimate dao.
  • Ji Kong wants him and Ning to exchange Daos. Huang Qiong tells Ji Kong that this exchange is unfair to Ning because Ning’s dao is much more valuable than Ji Kong’s Dao.
  • Huang Qiong suggests to Ning that she wouldn’t make Ning suffer a loss. She pledges that after she takes a look at Ning’s Omega Sword Dao she’ll give Ning an equivalent amount of treasures. Ji Kong and Qing Shi also say that they have treasures.
  • Qing Shi goes further saying that as long as Ning accepts to him taking a look at the Omega Sword Dao then he’ll promise to accept any request Ning will make. Qing Shi can also eradicate all Redsnow Holy City emperors including Redsnow and Bloodcloud.
  • Furthermore Qing Shi also added that aside from the treasure he needs, he’ll give Ning 90% of all his treasures. This condition gave Ning a huge shock, one should know that Qing Shi is the person with the most treasures in the Dao Alliance.
  • Ning states that they already know what he wants, something to make a Supreme Sovereign revive Yu Wei. Qing Shi states that if all people here including the Hegemons contribute then it may be possible, about 50% chance. But the problem is that Hegemons are not that interested in Ning’s Omega Sword Dao.
  • Ning gets bummed out but since he felt the sincerity within Qing Shi, he accepts the guy’s trade.
  • Ji Kong thinks otherwise, stating that Ning became insolent. Ji Kong gets up and states that Ning should lower his head for being insolent. Qing Shi wants to help Ning but our boi tells Qing Shi that Ji Kong needs to be taught a lesson.
  • Ji Kong takes out his weapons, an eternal weapon and five lifeblood weapons. He mocks Ning for not even having an eternal weapon.
  • Ji Kong and Ning have their initial clash. Ning got shaken a bit about Ji Kong’s speed but he reckons that it is understandable since Ji Kong cultivates Dao of Light.
  • Ning attacks using Heavenbreaker, Ji Kong’s expression changed as he retreats. Ji Kong only felt this kind of pressure from Qing Shi.
  • They separate, Ji Kong is extremely enraged. He shouted some things about Omega Sword Dao being uncommon and Ning asking for too much in exchange. He hopes to rally the remaining people to gang up and capture Ning.
  • Qing Shi scolds Ji Kong for being excessive. Ji Kong tells Qing Shi that he’ll help him to capture Ning in which Qing Shi refuses.
  • Brightshore decides to end the congress on this moment. After each Hegemon send their invitations to Ning, they left. After which the other Emperors also left along with Ji Kong.
  • On a certain mountaintop, Qing Shi and Ning proceed with their trade. Qing Shi made an oath to not pass Ning’s Dao to anyone else.
  • Qing Shi never expected Ning to use divine will transmission for his Omega Sword Dao instead of just scrolls. This made Qing Shi happy because Divine Will transmission gave more than just what scrolls can provide.
  • Qing Shi first gave Ning 25 drops of Sith Clan silver clothed Daolord blood. As long as one merges with a drop, they would be able to transform into a Silver robed Daolord.
  • He also gave Ning a golem that can perfectly defend Ning. The golem is a defensive type of golem can defend its master against Hegemons. (not sure about this one)
  • Qing Shi also gave Ning a gourd containing many treasures that QIng Shi has on him.
  • Qing Shi also tells Ning whether he needs to kill Redsnow and Bloodcloud. Ning postpones that request but tells Qing Shi that if in the future Ning fails his Daomerge then he could call upon Qing Shi again.
  • Ning also asks Qing Shi for a detailed map of the Terror Starsea which Qing Shi willingly handed over.
  • They separate after the trade, Ning plans to visit Azureflower estate but before he does so he heads towards Hellephant Wall.
  • Meanwhile, news of Ning’s battle with the Emperors of Redsnow Holy City spread like wildfire. Some are shocked while some are skeptical of this Daolord that can defeat powerful Emperors.
  • Inside his semi-working Domain ship, Redsnow plans his next course of action. He hopes to repair his Domain ship but Ning is too much for him to handle. He heard that Ninedust went to Terror Starsea to seek fortunes so he plans to take Ninedust’s  domain ship part to repair his own.
  • Ning arrives at Hellephant wall. He immediately went towards the three sith clans and destroys their protective formations.
  • Ning took all of their Emperor golems aside from one.
  • After that, Ning went towards the inner secret area of the place. He instructs the defensive golem Bai Rong to guard the entrance. He tells the four Golems to leave and join him outside.
  • Before leaving, Ning and the other Golems scoured the entire place for loot obtaining up to 86 emperor golems as well as energy cores of the entire starship(notsure)
  • It is also explained that the Sith are extremely powerful because of their technology.
  • Outside three-realms, Ning and Primaltwin meet so that Ning can leave the golems in three-realms to protect Ning’s hometown.
  • Scene quickly changes to the area outside Azureflower estate. With his power level, Ning can see how formidable Azureflower estate is just by the fact that the surrounding Primordial Chaos Energy is repelled by the estate. Even Hegemons cannot do this feat.
  • Ning went inside, making sure to keep Bai Rong close to him just in case.
  • He greets the two emperors inside. They tell him that he’s being too rash for trying the trial while still being a Fourth Step Daolord. Ning wants to try it anyway.
  • One old man tests Ning by sending an energy attack. Ning counters it with his Heavenbreaker. The two were surprised and concludes that Ning is sure to be the strongest Daolord in his Domain which Ning didn’t refute.
  • They send ning inside to continue the challenge.
  • Upon arriving inside, Ning discovers that there are multiple being inside, some cross legged, some playing chess and some are merely chatting.
  • When Ning appeared every single one of those being’s attentions became focused on Ning. And old man appeared in front of him and introducing itself as the Treasure Spirit of the Estate.
  • The old man tells Ning that there are three trials in this estate and each stage completed will amount to a gift. Since Ning passed the first stage, the treasure spirit gave Ning a lifeblood seal which gave Ning the information that it is not only Emperor Maniseal that can make these lifeblood seals.
  • There is a bad news, however, because the old man said that these lifeblood seals cannot be used by 4th stage Daolords cultivating an Ultimate Dao. If these types of Daolords wish to revive themselves, they would need a Emperor level lifeblood seal.
  • For the second trial, since he is still a Daolord, Ning is required to defeat 10 of the weakest emperors of the group and then open a door.
  • Ning discovers that these emperors are evil people. He initially plans to kill them but the old man forbade Ning because if these people are killed then who would test the other candidates in the future?
  • Ning defeats all of them as well as easily opening the door. The emperors suspect him to be another emperor but the lack of an emperor’s aura refuted these claims.
  • The old man is amazed and has discovered that Ning has initial perception of fused power due to his Heartworld stance which fuses divine power with heartforce.
  • The old man gave Ning the prize for succeeding in the 2nd trial, a jade slip.
  • Inside the slip is a legacy of another Daolord who, like Ning, cultivates an Ultimate Dao which is the Ultimate Dao of the Flame.
  • This Daolord failed in his Daomerge and came to seek the Azureflower Manorlord to leave behind his legacy.
  • Ning reads the slip and is introduced to a profound level of Flame Dao. Merely the ultimate flame of this Dao can equate to Hegemons.
  • The old man continues to talk to Ning about the Third test of the estate. He also states that the gains that Ning would get should he pass the test would be much more valuable than the Ultimate Dao slip.
  • They go towards some golden pillars with people in them. Ning, in order to pass the third test, needs to defeat a Holy City Lord level emperor since he is still a Daolord. If ever someone is an Emperor when they challenge this test, one would battle against a Hegemon, and a strong one at that.
  • Bit of trashtalk between Ning and his opponent.
  • Ning kills his opponent thus passing the test. The other person who is a Hegemon wonders if it would be Ning who would grant them their freedom.
  • The oldman treasure spirit brought Ning towards a palace hall. Upon looking, Ning discovered the numerous volumes of jade slips in bookshelves.
  • Contained in these bookshelves are the manorlord’s entire collection of books, not only from cultivators but also from Sith clan. Every single one extremely formidable.
  • The manorlord’s wish is to gain a disciple thus the tests. Now that Ning has passed all of them, he gains this entire collection. It is said that even Hegemons would go crazy for this collection of books.
  • Ning asks if the Manorlord is killed by the Sith. Old man treasure spirit scoffs saying that his master isn’t so easily killed because he is a Supreme Sovereign.
  • The old man tells Ning that instead of being killed by the Sith, his old master committed suicide.
  • Nign asks for the Manorlord’s name so that he can honor him.
  • Old man tells Ning that his master’s name is Sovereign Qi.
  • Ning kneels and says some shit he should say to his new master.
  • Ning proceeds to read the slips inside, including ones of the Sith, for a couple billion years inside his time treasure, a couple million outside.
  • After some reading, Ning felt more hopeful for his Daomerge but also felt that the arrogance he had before is somewhat unfounded.
  • He told the old man about these stuff and the old man nods while saying that only Supreme Sovereigns can act arrogant in this universe.
  • The old man then opens a hidden way inside the hall, inside contains some volumes as well as a dazzling Divine Will.
  • The volumes, numbering 11, are all volumes of ultimate Dao. Their original owners all succumbed to their end during their Daomerge. The difficulty of Daomerge for Ultimate Dao Daolords is extremely hard. Afterall, if they ever succeed, their strength would be unfathomable.
  • All in all, Ning now possesses 12 volumes of Ultimate Dao. But he also swore a lifeblood oath to not spread these knowledge to the outside.
  • Afterwards, Ning absorbed the Divine Will. Scene after scene came to him, as a child he was taught, then he became a military man, then finally at hegemon level. Each scene the Supreme Sovereign is preaching. He experience this multitude of scenes for years (not sure about this part)
  • Ning wakes up then realizing that even though countless years have passed in his mind, only a day passed by in the real world.
  • The old man treasure spirit then led Ning to the second hall. The previous hall is called the first hall.
  • Inside the hall are still bookshelves but are comparatively smaller in number compared to the ones in the first hall.
  • In the center of the 2nd hall is an elevated  stone platform furnished with cushions surrounded by eight diagrams.
  • Ning was asked to sit on the stone platform. The moment he started sitting down, Ning discovers that his True Soul’s meditation speed has been increased greatly.
  • The old man tells Ning that the Manorlord Sovereign Qi spent the most effort on this stone platform. This stone platform is the centermost area of the estate. With the amount of formations on this stone platform it wouldn’t be a surprise if one would instantly gain enlightenment upon using it.
  • Compared to the Incense he got before, this stone platform provides a much larger assistance. It can increase Ning’s hope for a Daomerge.
  • The old man then tells Ning about the arrangements of the manorlord. He intends for his disciple, while using the platform, to cultivate Nine Layer Space Technique.
  • It is like the Nine Chaos Seals, it is a technique that hopes to combine all power types such as immortal energy, Heartforce and other types into one, kust like the azure flower the ‘mist’.
  • This technique has brought regret to the manorlord, however. The flaw of this technique is that one has to cultivate it before World Level otherwise one wouldn’t be able to open the Nine Layer Space. The mist produced by the technique also cannot be used externally.
  • The most regrettable fact for this technique is that it can only transform the energies up to Daolord levels.
  • It is said that the reason the master made this technique is because this technique is quite similar to what the Sith clan cultivates. Even the lowest cultivation of a Sith can bring forth a peak level.
  • That’s why the Sovereign has been collecting not only cultivator books but also Sith as well.
  • The sovereign hopes that the successor can achieve the tenth seal to add into the nine seals.
  • The sovereign intends to create a new cultivation path. The bookshelves on the second hall contains all the notes that the sovereign has made throughout the years.
  • Ning starts to achieve this tenth seal but found out that it is extremely hard to do. The old man tells Ning what to do first: Make 10 techniques that are at the level of a Holy City Lord.
  • If Ning manages to create these ten techniques, he could receive another treasure from the master.
  • The old man tells Ning that this treasure can absolutely help Ning with his Daomerge. The fact that he needs to create this City Lord level technique is to prove that he is worth spending resources on. This treasure is much more valuable than multiple Voidsea Jadeseals.
  • Nign accepts the challenge. He needs to create nine more since his Omega Sword Dao can be considered as one.
  • Ning decides to improve upon his illusion technique “Dreamstar Art” and elevate it into City Lord level.
  • After reading both cultivator and sith books about illusion techniques, Ning finally has created his City Lord level illusion technique “Great Pleasant Dream Realm” after 3 billion years. The time it took could be a thousand times more if it weren’t for the stone platform.
  • This technique focuses on the words comfortable and dream. Upon making the enemy enter a dream state, he would feel comfortable and pleasant making him lower his guard.
  • This technique passes the old man’s standards. He commends Ning for his ability to make this in a time just shy of a chaos cycle.
  • Ning retorts that it is only because he has some talent in heartforce that he can do this. He doesn’t know for how long he could create the other techniques.
  • The next Dao that he plans to do is water, then lightning and then flame.
  • He starts his cultivation in the Dao of water. At this point he has already spend more than a chaos cycle inside the Azureflower Manor
  • Scene explains the apparent tranquility of the Endless Territories. Amongst this tranquility they didn’t know that a terrifying Heartforce cultivator has been born. What they only know is that Ning cultivates a terrifying Sword Dao. They only know that compared to City Lords, Ning’s heartforce is quite weak. Little did they know, Ning’s illusion technique is now on par with City Lords.
  • Ning’s Heartworld, due to the stability of his Omega Sword Dao, is now perhaps quite comparable to a Heartforce Class Hegemon.
  • Now that he has this technique, undying bodies are now essentially useless to Ning. Once he uses his Great Pleasant Dream Realm, cultivators cannot maintain their undying body for any longer after which Ning can finish them off.
  • While Ning was cultivating, somewhere inside the terror starsea in a place of extreme flames flickering like avian beings on the sky, Ninedust is being pursued by Redsnow.
  • Using his own Domain ship, Redsnow has managed to track Ninedust inside the Starsea.
  • While being chased Ninedust heads towards the Jade Fire Domain, hoping that this dangerous area would deter Redsnow from chasing him further. But to his misfortune, Redsnow continued to chase him.
  • Back at Vastheaven Palace, Ning and youji drank together. Youji asked about Ning’s dao companion and Ning shares his tales about his Senior apprentice sister. He shares about him striving for a higher level in order to revive her. Youji cheers Ning on.
  • Suddenly Mister Eternal Messenger Solesky (XD)  calls Ning out. He tells him that Ninedust is currently at Starsea’s Jade Fire Domain having a life and death crisis.
  • Jade Fire Domain is once a battlefield between cultivators and the Sith. This is one of the Sith’s bases. Many Cultivators died in this place. It is a dangerous and unknown place because it still hasn’t been completely explored by Hegemons yet.
  • This fact did not faze Ning, however, since he has his Shadowless undying body as well as his defensive Golem Bai Rong.
  • It was Daolord Badlands that divined this fact and had Eternal messenger Solesky relay it to Ning.
  • Ning assures Solesky that he’ll be fine.
  • Back at Azureflower estate, Ning asks for permission for his primaltwin to replace him in the stone platform. After which he left to head towards the Terror Starsea’s Jade Fire Domain.

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Note: Holy molly.. 6.7k words. This volume had a lot of things going on and a lot to explain. I hope you enjoy this summary and please do take a click to my wordpress to stroke my view number ego hahahha. I’ll do 37 right away since I’ve already read up to that point. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Desolate Era Vol. 36 Summary

  1. Thanks for taking the time and making this beauty ma dude, you’re awesome… Btw how do you make these things, reading the raw or the lnmtl stuff? Cause I don’t know chinnese and those lnmtl chapters are a little bit hard to understand, maybe you have a personal translater idk but share your secrets. All support here!

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