108 – Flash Of Understanding

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  1. Nice, Thanks for the translation 😄

    Though I’m now getting the feeling that if Tang San goes to the tournament, he’d get some bad luck….

    Don’t go Tang San, don’t go!!! Though I wish the sexy red head and idiot wind dude learn how young our Tang San is….

    I was hoping that he’d have reached the 50th rank with a 100,000 yr ring, though I guess it won’t happen.

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    • That would undoubtedly kill him, about twice the safe limit is all he can handle, pending how “tyranical” the beast is. 100,000 as a 5th ring would be suicide even with his tenacious body.

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      • Unless if it allowed him to absorb it… his body has the excess energy of a 2000 year and 10,000 year beast, plus Yin-Yang energies from the plants, plus he has a spirit bone, and his grass is able to handle more along with his old Tang Sect training…

        So he has methods to go beyond what should be his limits… if a 100,000 yr spirit beast allowed him to absorb it, then his chance of survival should be pretty high…

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  2. And I don’t like how Tang is using the “she’s my little sister” card when they aren’t related and he’s been too attracted to her to really think of her as his little sister (and she obviously never truly thought that way).

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    • this is a guy who never had any family for the first 30 years of his life. even if she’s his adopted sister (kind of), he shouldn’t want to ruin this. must also be really awkward to be more than twice as old as the lolita (as far as he knows at least, who knows what secrets she’s hiding…), particularly for a guy who never even thought of seeking romance.
      i keep thinking of how guilty i’d feel if i’d somehow been reborn with my memory intact, and then started preying on little girls. would do my best to convince myself that i only saw them as little sisters. cute little kids that old men should absolutely not lust for.

      but girls like vampires, so i suppose the real age doesn’t really matter as much to them as long as the body is young…

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      • I think it’s more the “forbidden romance” (that doesn’t go against their morals) that really gets them… and the fact that it is fictional…. And its those fictional vampires themselves…

        I mean, they’re supposed to be so hot that all humans can’t resist them… a level of beauty that can’t exist in the real world….. who wouldn’t want that…

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        • vampires being hot… yeah, fiction has really made them into something weird.as far as i know, they’re cold as death, and any hotness is a mere illusion (that works well on women). i’m not too sure i’d want a moving corpse even if intact, unless it’s for some even more perverted purposes. would be funto have someone i can mutilate as much as i want without having to care about the morality of it.

          but i’d rather look for a fairy if i wanted beauty.

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          • You realize that all vampires are fiction regardless of the legends, and every version is weird.

            The more modern vampires are based on the fact that legends and stuff are based on human imagination and lack of understanding… so in a way, they kinda make sense…

            But we gotta understand that all those stories are made specifically for women too and are made to attract them, not us guys (I’m assuming your a guy at least).

            Though some of the books are actually good (though you need to understand them).

            I and a group of friends actually wanted to try Twilight and see if it really sucked (and read it unbiasly) and the books (unlike the movies) were actually pretty good…. though you actually had to understand what was going on or be a fan girl……

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            • those twilight books probably aren’t too horrible, but i know this woman who read the books in her teens and loved them, then found absolutely no reread value in them a few years later. so i just figured there isn’t any point in me reading them since i don’t have much interest in mellow vampires.
              even though all vampires are fiction, i think those of the legends were actually based on the monsters than some men really are, mixed with the fear of corpses rising from the grave. but the not so baseless fear of death somehow turned into an overly beautiful fairy tale as the doctors got better at figuring out whether a corpse really was dead before it was buried.

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              • Most fiction isn’t reread after a few years…. especially since there is so much more to read (and if you reread those books too much too).

                And there were other reasons for stuff too. The noble’s needed to hide stuff and sometimes, legends were made to just scare people…

                Though to be honest, many “monster weaknesses” were actually created by Hollywood and not the original legends, and werewolves actually became wolves, not those man-wolf hybrids….

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                • the hobbit still has very high reread value. if a book is good enough, it will be worth reading again. just like how it’s impossible to get tired of a really good piece of music.
                  legends are created by common folks, not nobles. the nobles may have been guilty of telling some half truths, but the other half that turned into a monster, was most likely added by commoners.
                  our tradition where i’m from, is to use legends to scare kids away from dangerous places. little kids usually don’t fear water, even in a dangerous river, so adding a monster to that river helps keep the kids safe.
                  but we have had no nobles who’d massacre, neither have we buried people alive, so there are no vampire legends here. though there have been people who’d walk the lands as bears.

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    • Think of Tang as Sheldon from big bang theory. He was pretty much a weapon making nerd for several decades, in a monastary filled with men, with not much social interaction because he was from the outer sect, and an orphan on top of that. It isnt suprising that he would have a slightly out of the ordinary attitude towards family and love.

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  3. thank you very much.

    Also even younger then the “golden age” when they became fortieth … huh.

    Even though tang san is confident in defeating them i think the shrek 7 will lose, it will be a close fight but ultimatly they will lose.

    Although getting the 3 spirit bones would be nice, tang san would also become an even higher priority target for the spirit hall, so unless his dad comes out of hiding and tang san becoming >50 rank i think story wise the win is not gonna happen.

    Well thats just my opinion, only time and the coming chapters will tell 😀

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  4. thank you for this chapter!
    I can’t wait to see what he ‘created’ in order to win this tournament 😀

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    • Xiao Wu already created artificial spirit rings. The question is”Does the artificial spirit ring ability have anything to do with the artificial spirit rings?”.

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      • Still not entirely sure that’s what she was doing. I kinda got a B-Rabbit from pandora hearts feeling myself. And just creating artificial spirit rings wouldn’t cause those highly intelligent spirit beasts to have such affection for her.

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  5. On one hand: THAT FUCKING BIRD. But on the other hand: this is how you should do romance. All that tension and chemistry does wonders not just for the reader, but for the characters’ own development. More of this and less donkan harem-masters please.

    The combination of a very well-written romance sub-plot, an interesting world, and well-developed characters makes this one of my favourite web novels… Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.

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    • agree. of all things to be c**kblocked by. animals in this story really does have a knack for it. (ref : erlong vs grandmaster)

      on other note, xiao wu-jie hnnngghhh!!!

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  6. Thanx so much bagelson, you are so awesome….
    I hope you got A on your Exam……. I even pray for you to got Cum laude

    Can’t wait for the next Update.

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  7. I just want to give a massive thank you for translating this light novel!
    It has been years since I have been this engrossed into a story line!
    And the speed of updates is truly amazing I watch my email with anticipation for every new chapter release!

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    • Also was I the only one who wished that Tang-san kept to his philanthropist ways and just gave the cranial spirit bone to either Oscar or Ningrong? (even though it is a massive bartering chip for later)

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  8. S.S. Stronger than SupermanTheLivingTribunalDarksideGalactusandTheRedLanternCorpsputtogether says:

    Thanks for the New Chapter Donaters and Translators

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  9. Glad to see that the slaughter corner is wreaking havoc once again! Excited to read about the pain she brings in the next chapter.

    Thank you for the chapter translation.

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  10. Anyone else feel like Xiao Wu is a tentacle monster? I don’t know about you guys but that didn’t sound like hair to me. Stronger than blue silver grass, slippery, seemingly alive (for hair that is) and able to bind around five different limbs at once(legs dodged but that’s beside the point). I think Tang is in some serious danger.

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  11. Awesome chapter, and that bit of insight Xia Wu gave will surely be the source of an awesome game changing ability. Thanks for the chapter.

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      • why not? they are not blood related like grandmaster and lui erlong. I think they will be together when they are older but xiao wu have some secrets that she needs to let tang san know first because in the beginning she asked him if he would still protect her even if everyone wanted her dead. And her getting spirits rings without killing a spirit beast like when they were in the forest and tang san killed man face demon spider is a cliffhanger that will come up later. I look forward to each and every chapter of this story. It’s a very awesome book!

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        • Yeah. I agree. And they aren’t even 16 yet. They’ll definitely get together. They almost did this chapter. Tang san can’t hold out much longer! As for xiao wu… I have a theory. KEEP IN MIND JUST THEORY. I don’t know if it’s true or not. But based on what happened in the forest when she made her own ring. Her capability to command the titan apes. Her asking tang san I’d he would protect her from the world. Her fear of the title douluo. And what little we know about tang san mother… my theory is that xiou wu is a 100,000 year old spirit beast. The reason no one has ever seen them is because they can become human or take on the appearance of a human when they reach that lvl. That would explain how she can command the super powerful beasts. And why she is afraid of title douluo. I think tang san mother was also a 100,000 year spirit beast. That’s why she was pursued and killed. But probably gave the spirit ring to tang san dad. Again. Just theory though

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          • She couldnt be a beast because she was there with the rest of the others when the roar happened and the titan ape ran away

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            • um, not sure what your talking about unless your talking about when Xiao wu made up that “lie” about her hearing a cow roar and the titan ape ran away. What i’m most concern about is, who is Xiao Wu mother? In recent chapters, they are actually talking about her mother and all and I like phoenixsbane theory, but then what about her mother?

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          • Imagine if she is a super beast, and tang san’s mother was a super beast/hao’s gf. Maybe that is why he got ambushed but barely survived, because no1 could absorb hypothetical mother’s ring.so he was let go and sunk to depression. How intrguing would that be! Tang san an entity of 3 worlds!

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          • If I may add some to your theory: If that part about Tang San’s mother may be true and so on, than she couldn’t be a 100,000 year spirit beast cause the halo on Tang Hao was 90,000+ and not direct 100,000 years. Also The part about Xiao Wu MAY be correct corresponding in her fear of Dugu Bo because of the, if we think back to the spirit beast hunt for the fourth sp. ring, than the loot of a spirit bone is 100%. This is also only my thesis, but what if Xiao Wu’s mum was the only ever killed Titan Ape.

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            • Actually the tang haos last spirit ring is close to 100000 and is regarded as a hundred thousand spirit ring for some reason

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            • if Tang San’s Mom is a Spirit beast, then Tang San is a half spirit beast, if Xiao Wu is a spirit beast and Tang San and Xiao Wu will make “Love” and got a kid, then that Kid will be a 3/4 spirit beast?? I hope my calculations are correct LOL

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            • ohh man… 3/4 spirit beast…. wtf. Let’s actually wait and see whats true or not. Fact is Xiao Wu has some sort of connection with spirit beast and has a fear of Dugu Bo. Also her mum actually disappeared much the same time as Tang San’s dad 8 years ago. Also if her mum was the Titan Ape, her killer might be this Dugu Bo, but in the nobody knows at that time and there is also the backround issue with Mubai and Zhuqing. I’m kinda curious what their backround actually is/was.

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          • After reading through the story I have arrived at a similar conclusion. But I dont think that Xiau Wu herself has lived for over a hundred thousand years as she seems to be immature for a being that old. She might be suppressing her maturity but I like to think that she is an offspring of two hundred thousand year old beasts. Also I feel that Xiao Wu’s mother is also Tang San’s mom. Tang Hao was “protecting” something precious enough for spirit hall to assemble a significant force for. And like the story already mentioned it cant be all for spirit bones so I think it is really plausible that what they were after was his mother who was a human beast or hundred-thousand year old beast. I mentioned Xiao Wu’s mother being Tang San’s mother because Xiao Wu was in the same geographical location and her mother disappeared in correlation with all of these events. This gives a reason as to why Xiao Wu joined the beginner academy there. Her mother left so she got lonely and went out to interact with humans. We know she hadn’t seen her mother since she left when she was a child giving her a reason to go to the academy. I hope im wrong and there are ton of human hundred-thousand year old beasts because I don’t want Tang San’s and Xiao Wu’s situation to be like Grandmaster’s and Liu Erlong’s. I probably failed to flesh out all my thoughts but this is the core of it.

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            • Yeah. You guys may be right. Couple tweaks to my theory here and there. But as for tang san and xiao wu being brother and sister by blood. 99% positive that is not true. Couple reasons. First tang san mom and xiao wu mom dissappear ed roughly 2 years apart from each other. 2nd, tang san never met his mom, but xiao wu did, and since xiao wu is younger the tang san, it means xiao wu mom was alive and well after tang mom left. 3rd… tang san blue river spirit grass is directly from his mom. Since xiao wu spirit has nothing to do with the grass, or the clear sky hammer, it’s safe to assume that neither of her parents are tang san parents. And that’s why I’m 99% sure it’s okay for tang san to put it in as much as he wants ;D

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          • Ha ha, good job at reading the spoilers.
            Awesome chapter. we mustn’t forget that those two are still only around 14 years old. They are still children. No need to rush things, all in due time.
            Something else, does anybody know how many chapters till the end of the tournament? While the tournament is a good way to learn about new skills and different spirits I also want to know more about his father and mother and of course see him explore the world.

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            • it’s only a guess but maybe around 125-130. if you think of development in this chapter and the this pontiff guy lerning form tang san and his age. there’s also the connection between gandmaster this mystirious spirit hall woman. in my opinion all that’s not gonna take this long. I may have read the spoilers but they didn’t say something about chapter numbers.

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            • *also i don’t want to spoiler much, that’s why i didn’t write something misleading. Don’t go and make your conclusions about what was written by me or others. it’s more fun not knowing what’s going on and after i spoilered myself i didn’t feel that good about doing so.

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    • i just hope tang san will be honest as soon as possible… the romance part is what pulling me in most of the time…

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  12. Thank you for the chapter! if you need anyone to help edit the english translations i have a ton of extra time and would love to help :]

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  13. Cut the bs of sister and brother and start dating xiao wu already. He’s quite dense in relationships lol.

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    • Well, what do you expect? Even someone with 40+ years of life experience would be dense if in that 40+ years all he cared about was developing poisons, hidden weapons, and general badassery. I don’t think he’s ever considered romance before now – hell I bet he thought that flower he gave Xiao Wu signified sisterly love or something.

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    • Actually, he wasn’t in the friend/brother zone in the first place. Xiao wu is in the friend/sister zone, and she’s still not completely out yet….

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    • 20ish or something. Also, don’t read if you care about spoilers. I would regret it myself if it wasn’t for how cute those two were :3

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    • Ughh,its ungrateful people like this that make me regret reading comments.’THXS bagelson’,meanwhile turns around and spoils it for everyone who hasn’t read.

      Looking at his profiel,he even looks like a brat,hope you delete that post soon.That’s a MASSIVE spoiler if hes telling the truth which seems to be the case considering he is even naming the chapter.

      Although most of us aren’t idiots,Bagelson PLZ put a NO spoiler disclaimer right under the new chapter,common sense apparently isn’t so common.

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    • You know there is a translated, summarized spoilers page, so even people who are not Chinese-speaking can easily read the main points of the story until about chapter 280.

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  14. Seems like i was right, even spirit ring skills can have variants… this means Tang San having hidden weapon with blue silver grass 40th spirit ring a closer dream of mine lol…

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  15. just wanting to ask…
    DD1 is finished all in all? just needs to be translated?
    cause i saw a DD2 already… pls clarify this to me.. tnx 🙂

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    • Its finished, but its not translated completely yet. you can find the raw chinese version here: http://www.douluodalu.com.cn/ . Or if you dont know chinese, but like me have an insaturable craving for knowing how he story goes, there is a spoilers page where you can read the entire story in a very summarized form. The spoiler page is not done yet, but its to almost chapter 300. Go to “about” and go to the google folder, go to spoiler discussion and timeline.

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    • I agree…If you’ ve read Coiling Dragon before, that author releases 2-3 chapters a day!!. 1 chapter every 3 days is going to take a long time. 😦

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  16. I never got the chance to say it so I will do it now. THANK YOU for making such an awesome WN and I hope this can continue till the end of it.

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  17. The tan sect skills are meant for retreat so to become a power type tang San would have to learn something new

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    • You’re forgetting Tang’s massive strength and toughness. Grandmaster already said he was a functional secondary Power Type right now just based on that and his hand to hand skills.

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  18. What if Tang Sans Mother was a very powerfull spirit beast turned human as was stated and Xiao Wu was inthe same train, and it turns out they are both family like with Grandmaster and Liu Erlong

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  19. A) Reading the comments gives me nausea ( although I participated in the what if extravaganza).
    B) I read the whole 108 chapters a 4th time while waiting for the 109th. No pressure.

    Last but not least

    C) THANK you for this wondrous translation, both the translation and the original LN are too well made. If there is any way to help, either by working in some aspect or by donating just let me know.

    d) reading the google translation of the cn site, works if you have tons of fantasy to make up for the word salad. But really people don’t go there.

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    • A) Reading the comments gives me nausea ( although I participated in the what if extravaganza).
      B) I read the whole 108 chapters a 4th time while waiting for the 109th. No pressure.

      Last but not least

      C) THANK you for this wondrous translation, both the translation and the original LN are too well made. If there is any way to help, either by working in some aspect or by donating just let me know.

      d) reading the google translation of the cn site, works if you have tons of fantasy to make up for the word salad. But really people don’t go there.

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  20. I remember that at the very start, the elders of tang sect were surprised that Tang San had learnt their highest form of body strengthening. Is he using that in his new life, or is he still too weak?

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  21. To Many Comments To Read Through ( eventuall Spoilers May Appear As A Side Effect)

    The ” Spirit Skills ” As I Call Them, Was An Very Early Concept In My Mind
    As Tangs Secret Arts Are So ” Weird ” And All

    Besides, ” Heart Seperation ” Is Also Another Proff
    Of This Concept Later On.

    Still, Sweet To Get The Info Straight From The Story

    THANKS ! Bagleson:

    For The Clear And Easy To Read & Understanding Structure Of The Conversation
    Thumbs Up, Cheers To You

    The Previous Explanation Of The Twin Spirits, Was Also Very Much Perfection.
    Your Style And Structure, Is Also Easy To Get A Grip Of And Easy To Get Used To

    DONT CHANGE !

    Take Care Everyone & Take Care

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