[Disciple] Chapter 34

Chapter 34: A Pig-like Party Member

When the five people gathered, while Zhu Yao explained, she urged everyone to return to the sect immediately. Of course, Wang Xuzhi did not have any objections. He pulled out the sect’s common spiritual tool, and requested to fly the tool. Although the other three had doubts, they still went along with the Zhu Yao and boarded the leaf.

The strange thing was, Ling Long and Su Zi were holding hands as they climbed up the leaf while following behind Xiao Yi. That deep sisterhood image almost stabbed her eyes blind. What happened? They made up so quickly? What happened to the promised big break-up scene?

The way things are progressing, Xiao Yi is basically creating a harem! As expected, she did not understand Xianxia worlds.

Zhu Yao worriedly raised her head to look at Wang Xuzhi, who was concentrating on flying the tool in front of them. She expressed deep concern for him.

“Big sister Zhu Yao, you don’t have to worry. Flying this tool does not use up that much spiritual energy.” Wang Xuzhi thought that she was worried he was working too hard, and explained. “Your spiritual energy has yet to recover. You should rest up more.”

Who’s worried about that? I’m worried that you might do stupid things. Zhu Yao kept her gaze and closed her eyes, as she began to meditate and recover her spiritual energy.

Not long after the start of their flight, the sky slowly brightened up, as the sun gently rose. Only the did Zhu Yao feel a little at ease, they should be able to rush back in time now.

“Yo? What’s the rush? Where are you guys planning to go?” A voice which carried a certain degree of ridicule suddenly sounded. The hearts which they had just managed to put at ease, tightened up once again in an instant.

Fox demon!

That familiar red figure blocked the path in front of them. She was still wearing that red chiffon, which could be considered to be negligible, and behind her, her three fox tails were currently swaying leisurely. She turned to look at Zhu Yao who was in the middle, and her voice turned cold in an instant. “So senior was here as well. Your complexion looks terrible, this little demon wonders if there’s anything she could do to help.”

Zhu Yao tightened the grip in her hands beside her, and replied with a smile. “I really wish that you could help me too, but unfortunately, you’re not a male fox!”

Realizing that Zhu Yao was implying about her sexual acts, the fox demon’s expression instantly changed. “Hmph! Stinky brat! You actually dared to fool me!”

With a wave of her hand, she took out a white chain, and it attacked towards Zhu Yao.

“Spread!” Zhu Yao shouted loudly, leapt out, and flew towards a certain direction. The other four people found their own directions as well, as they flew and left the large piece of leaf.

And under the fox demon’s attack, the leaf-shaped flying mystical tool had shattered into pieces.

The five of them landed on the ground, and summoned their own weapons to fight her. Currently, there was no longer time to flee, and they had no choice but to confront her. But, with three at the Essence-stage, one at the Foundation-stage, and one hiding his Foundation cultivation level, how could they possibly go up against an Azoth-ranked demon?

When the fox demon realized her attack missed, she was not anxious, as she leisurely descended from the skies. Looking at the five juniors in front of her, she smiled sarcastically. They sure are underestimating me. With a wave of her hand, several wind blades, which carried a black demonic aura, were thrown out, and they flew towards the five people.

“Locate the gaps, dodge!” Zhu Yao shouted loudly, and everyone instantly understood. They looked for the gaps between the wind blades, the wind blades barely grazed past them, and none of them was actually hurt.

The fox demon was a little startled. In usual situations, the first reaction one always had after seeing an attack, was either retreating to the back, or dodging to the side. And her wind blades were extremely quick, with their cultivation levels, they definitely could not have been able to dodge all of them, so, they were sure to suffer injuries.

But they actually dodged by locating the gaps between the wind blades. For now, let’s put aside the fact that the wind blades were released continuously, and they were in sequence. Wind blades were basically arc-shaped in the first place, and between blades, there were definitely large gaps. They did not have to retreat, nor did they have to dodge to the side, they simply had to slowly move between the blades with small steps, and naturally, it would be impossible for them to get hurt.

After the attack, everyone was a little delighted, and Wang Xuzhi was even looking at Zhu Yao with sparkling eyes. Even Zhu Yao felt it was a little weird, earlier, she simply reacted instinctively. Before she crossed into this world, she had developed net-games for many years, to the usage of skills, and their movement patterns, she was extremely familiar with them. Earlier, she simply recalled one of the patterns in net-games, and blurted it out. She did not think it would actually work.

In that case, the rest of the patterns should be linked as well. At most, she could treat this fox demon as a Boss, and defeat her with that in mind.

“Hmph, you’re a little smart! But that’s not enough!” The fox demon coldly snorted. This time, her hands turned into claws, and slammed them on the ground. With her position as the center, huge flames began to willfully spread. The huge flames raged, and wherever they went, the grassland would turn into ash.

“Fly up.” Zhu Yao commanded everyone to fly with their tools, and she calmed herself as much as possible as she assessed the current battle situation. They had five people in their team, but other than Zhu Yao, Wang Xuzhi and Xiao Yi, the other two girls could be completely ignored, as one of them was at the eighth level of the Essence-stage, while the other was at the seventh level of the Essence-stage. To actually fly up with their swords under the pressure emitted by an Azoth-ranked demon practitioner was already impressive enough, they could not be counted as battle power at all.

Three versus one. Although it looked as though they had the advantage, their strength was being suppressed one-sidedly. Zhu Yao became a little anxious. No, this can’t do. Calm down. There’s definitely a way.

She was only a Boss, after all. Although Zhu Yao’s level was not as high as hers, but in net-games, which Boss would not be of a higher level than the players? Hence, what’s important was their coordination and their attacking methods, and also sharp decision-making skills. Even if their team did not have a healer, at the very least, they had three pretty good DPSes.

The experiences in net-games had told her that, in a situation with no tanks or healers, the only way to fight a Boss, was to kite!

“Fly away from this flaming circle!” Zhu Yao commanded, and bringing along the four others, they quickly moved out of the flaming circle.

“Trying to run? It’s not that easy.” The fox demon flew to the skies, and chased after them.

Zhu Yao summoned a ray of lightning, and threw it towards behind them, blocking the fox demon momentarily. “Xiao Yi, use an Earth-type Mystic Art below us! The bigger the range, the better.”

When Xiao Yi heard this, he reacted instantly, an Earthsand Art was sent directly downwards. In an instant, mud and sand flew about, and the flames which were still spreading earlier were instantly extinguished. When they landed on the ground, their vicinity was only left with small and tiny flames.

The fox demon dodged the ray of lightning, and became even more infuriated, summoning countless icicles and shot them towards the five people.

“Spread, the further, the better! Then, find the opportunity to act!” Zhu Yao once again summoned a ray of lightning, signaled to the other four to dodge in different directions. Then, they would occasionally pop out and attack the fox demon.

The fox demon lost a concentrated target, and was instantly furious, attacking wildly in all four directions. The surrounding people just had to occasionally pop out and attack her, with a fireball from the left, a wind blade from the right, a ray of lightning from the front, and another icicle from the back, making it hard for her to defend.

Out of a few, one or two attacks would always make contact, and a fireball had just heavily struck on her right hand. Not only did it burned half of her sleeves, it even burned her arm. The fox demon’s eyes turned bloodshot from fury. She no longer bothered looking from left to right, and no longer bothered about the attacks coming from the rest of the directions, rather, she directly pounced towards the source of the fireball.

“You ants!”

And in the direction she was heading, was exactly where Xiao Yi was. Xiao Yi seemed to have not expected that she would pounce towards him without caring about anything else either. For a moment, he was a little stunned, and when he had finally thought of using his sword to block, it was already too late, as the fox demon’s palm had heavily struck onto his body. Xiao Yi was instantly sent flying, and he spat out a mouthful of blood.

“Big brother Xiao Yi!” Seeing Xiao Yi was injured, Su Zi and Ling Long ran towards his direction.

“Don’t go!” Zhu Yao basically could not stop them in time, and the fox demon’s targets which had spread apart, finally gathered together again.

Zhu Yao thought of what she could do to pull the fox demon’s hate back to her, and hence, she blurted out. “Hey, granddaughter!”

The fox demon, who was about to deal the killing blow, suddenly turned, and stared ruthlessly at her. “What did you say!?”

“……” Net-games did not fail her, as this sentence completely pulled the fox demon’s hate towards her.

Seeing the fox demon, who had thrown aside Xiao Yi and the two other fledglings, flying towards her, Zhu Yao turned tail and ran. The hell, it’s easy to increase hate, but it’s difficult to decrease it!

“Big sister Zhu Yao!” Wang Xuzhi showed an anxious expression, as he threw dozens of high-grade talismans at the fox demon. As they were all blocked by the fox demon, he had no choice but to use his strongest technique, the “Countless Sword Formation”. Gathering all of the spiritual energy in his body, he summoned hundreds and thousands of spiritual swords.

But, spiritual swords such as these, in an Azoth-ranked demon’s eyes, were basically nothing. Although the spiritual swords could block the fox demon’s attacks for a moment, the large expenditure of spiritual energy was something Wang Xuzhi could not hold out long for, unless they could kill the fox demon with a single decisive blow.

A Mystic Art that could kill an Azoth-ranked demon with a single blow, unless…

Zhu Yao suddenly thought of an idea. “Xuzhi, use a sword formation to restrain her!”

It might… really work. We have no other options anyway, so we might as well take this gamble!

When Wang Xuzhi heard this, he immediately moved the sword formation, forming a wall of swords to restrain her. The fox demon used the white chain in her hand to attack the surrounding spiritual swords. But, the moment she destroyed a set, a new set of spiritual swords would take their place, preventing her from breaking through. Zhu Yao took the opportunity to get to the closest spot to the sword formation, circulated her lightning spiritual energy, enchanting Wang Xuzhi’s spiritual swords with lightning.

As expected, spiritual swords which were enchanted with lightning were hundred times stronger and firmer than regular spiritual swords, and lightning was demons’ natural enemy.

The fox demon cried out from the constant attacks. “Curses, you bunch of ants, dare to harm me…”

The ferociousness of the fox demon was revealed, and black demonic scars began to surface on her face and body. She looked absolutely terrifying. Her small cherry-like lips earlier tore open from two sides, revealing a mouthful of ferociously sharp teeth. For a moment, her demonic aura rushed towards the sky, and the black demonic aura heavily expanded, causing the formation to soon break.

Wang Xuzhi spat out a mouthful of fresh blood, the sword formation showed signs of collapsing.

“Little wimp!” Zhu Yao was anxious. If the fox demon were to escape from the formation, they would definitely die! Screw this! She rapidly circulated all of the spiritual energy in her body. Even though her spiritual energy was not fully recovered, she had no choice but to risk using another “Heavenfall”.

Zhu Yao raised her hands up high. The clouds began to surge, white flashes of lightning could be faintly seen, and it looked as though the Heavenly Lightning was about to come striking down. However, just a single Heavenly Lightning, was incapable of killing the fox demon.

Zhu Yao had no choice but to turn her head, and shout towards the person at the back. “Xiao Yi, release your Sword Intent!” After saying that, she stretched her hands towards the sky, and a ray of Heavenly Lightning descended from the skies.

Xiao Yi was stunned. Looking at her with a face of disbelief, he stood there dumbfoundedly.

“What the hell are you looking at, hurry and release it, I… Puah!” Before she could finish what she wanted to say, she felt a chill at her chest. The fox demon which had been struck by a Heavenly Lightning earlier broke through the formation, and pierced through Zhu Yao with her claw. Only then did Xiao Yi’s sword intent with carried absolute sharpness descend from the skies.

The hell you hesitated for!?

What a pig-like party member¹. This was the only thought Zhu Yao had before she died.

Zhu Yao collapsed! Series end!

My ass!!

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¹’Pig-like Party Member’ or ‘Pig Member’ is a common term used in Chinese MMOs, referring to party members who do not know what to do in dungeons, or are basically burdensome.

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There, your long-awaited death! With this, it will be the end of Arc 1. I will be proceeding to Arc 1.1 in 2 days time, after I’m done setting up the Epub and PDF. 

Oh and, to clear up the misunderstanding. When I called the synopsis a ‘bait’ the other time, I didn’t mean it in the way where she won’t die at all, I meant that she does not die as often as the synopsis implies. So yeah. 

60 thoughts on “[Disciple] Chapter 34

  1. y4kuu says:

    my feeling went up to this –> (╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻
    just when I think of action chapter o.o ah, it’s fine, noobs will be noobs after all…
    wonder when his master will do now~

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    • Phoenix says:

      Also dam that Xiao Yi really is a MC class character. Not only did he successfully obtain 2 girls for his harem, someone with a higher standing than him sacrifices their life for him (from other people’s POV) and got a boost to his fame by having his sword intent revealed at the same time.

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      • Truth says:

        Wow, you also have to say that either Xiao Yi is a super smooth talker or those girls have no sense of pride or self-worth at all. You would think there would be some trust issues after Xiao Yi being caught, but I guess he has a good eye for easy or vulnerable women (due to his narrow-minded hate for anyone who has an once of pride against him). Well, their society must be super patriarchal too. Although if I became a parent and either girl was my daughter, they are going to have to kill me before my daughter gets with that asshole harem protagonist.

        Also….really?! Really?!! If I was the master or Wang Xuzhi, I would have just killed the harem protagonist for his stupidity in both encounters with the fox demon. No one told Xiao Yi to go have sex on the job which cause the first encounter, and no one told the stupid girls to ignore their wisely given orders and put the whole team in danger of immanent destruction due to their two-timing and tow-faced boyfriend. To make it worse, said boyfriend didn’t give assistance when asked for and waited until after Zhu Yao was killed before giving the finishing move. Everything could be said to be his fault.

        Honestly, after finding out about the sword intent, Wang Xuzhi should realize what was about to happen to him in the tournament if Zhu Yao didn’t intervene. If I was him, I would be pissed. The whole mess is his fault, he almost killed him in a frienly match, he lied and fought in the lower stage matches (ike he has no self-respect and is bullying alll the weaker practitioners), and he killed the only person he loved……. It would tme for some evil mastermind plotting to make him suffer for the rest of his life. Then again, once her master becomes aware, no one would be ale to stop him from killing everyone in that group, hopefully everyone except Wang Xuzhi though.

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      • Truth says:

        Well, I will admit that I haven’t much Xianxia genre stories, but it just feels off when a character acts so hypocritical in non-comedic settings. Well, I just read too many stories that showed the darker perspective of Otome game love interests and harem protagonists. Sigh, it just becomes a sad thing when you realize the fallacy and dark nature of the common tropes. You can never look at them the same way again no matter what.

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      • Prometheus says:

        I have to agree with Truth. Most harems in Xianxia novels are poorly written. In other words, the females are pretty bland, one-dimensional characters and pretty shallow with no self confidence. The “lets just both share him and be sisters” is probably one of the worst conclusions to a harem conflict I have ever seen (whether japanese or chinese), because, its ridiculous to the point that my suspension of disbelief can no longer contain it.

        Most the harems eventually lose their purpose and become discarded (which is even worse). They are pretty much carelessly written and tacked on for no real reason other than having a harem troupe (which is why I consider Er Gen, Tang San, and the author of Ze Tian Ji to be top class writers, since they don’t use the usual cliches).

        I just can’t stand the unrealistic harems where a girl falls in “lust” with the MC for no reason, forgives him for cheating, and wants to stay with him, even though he has like a billion other sex partners (because lets face it, it isn’t love, just lust for these guys). Writers who develop the harem, because they know how to, and take care in writing them, are the good ones.

        Anyways, something tells me Xiao Yi is also a reincarnator. I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually was.

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  2. Kuciang says:

    What… This stupid disciple is actually great strategists?? And she finally die because n00b teammate… As expected of stupid disciple 😀
    Thanks for the chapter scrya

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  3. Prometheus says:

    This is amazing. What’s amazing you ask? That, in a Xianxia novel, a reincarnator being a reincarnator ACTUALLY MATTERS. In every other series, there was never any point in them being reincarnations. They might as well have made them born in the world. But she actually uses her past knowledge. It is with that respect why I think Japanese people are better at using the “reincarnation” thing than Chinese people. The only other one was DOP.

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    • greedxviii says:

      Usually the stuff they knew from before they reincarnated is useless information. Like how to use a toaster in a world that doesn’t have toasters. And knowing how to make toast doesn’t mean knowing how to make a toaster. Their knowledge has no practical application.

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      • greedxviii says:

        And I’m saying it isn’t a valid complaint. Most people don’t know anything that would prove useful in a xianxia world. Even if they knew how to build stuff, where would they get the tools and materials? Even if they were a scientist, what are they going to apply that knowledge too? A doctor? The tools they would be familiar with don’t exist here, the procedures wouldn’t be possible, and they would probably get chased out by idiot villagers for not suggesting leeches or something.
        Not that any of these reincarnated characters know anything useful anyway. They might know something like how to start a fire. But then they learn how to make fireballs shoot out of their fingertips, and flint and sticks can go fuck themselves. Unless you think that having knowledge of our modern technology, without knowledge of how it works or how to reproduce it would somehow enable you to do anything?

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      • moridin84 says:

        Regardless of how “realistic” it is, the problem is that in many stories the reincarnation thing is a pure gimmick and does not affect the story in any way. It’s a trivial bit of background information brought up in the first few chapters and never really mentioned in any of the other hundreds of chapters.

        For example, http://pikatranslations.com/dropped/ccm/ is a one of these Chinese martial arts novels that doesn’t involve reincarnation in any way. However, the post chapter one it’s functionally identical to most Chinese novels in which the main character reincarnated.

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      • Prometheus says:

        Moridin84 knows what I’m talking about. The its that “reincarnation” is simply a gimmick that serves absolutely no purpose in most xianxia stories, except for being simply… well… bait. The reason why it’s useless is that if it was taken out of the story, then no one would even care (except for the fact that it would probably have less readers).
        For instance, BTTH, reincarnation serves no actual purpose to the story, and is never referenced again, or used in any way except as a throwaway line in the first paragraph of the series.
        In Desolate Era. Reincarnation serves an actual purpose (which I assume would be far down the line when he starts fighting gods and stuff), as it was an actual system in that world.

        And that makes a huge difference between mere “click bait” .
        So it is a perfectly valid complaint. It’s merely a useless gimmick used in the description to draw in readers when they don’t really need it.

        Saying it is not a valid complaint is like saying you can’t complain about a book that has a bad ending because it has a bad ending. That’s ludicrous.

        And yes, you can use science and technology in a xianxia world. They all have the ability to use freaking magic that can allow them to do whatever they want. If someone wanted to, they can probably use telekinesis to build a supercomputer molecule by molecule. (Some where down the line, their “soul power” -or w/e equivalent- gets strong enough to sense molecules, they can just manipulate their “aura” -or w/e chi equivalent- to build stuff molecule by molecule). The only reason why they don’t is because that would be too “Japanese” for them. But I digress.

        What was I saying? Oh yeah, reincarnation that serves no purpose and is just a gimmick is a valid complaint. Just like a harem that is tossed in carelessly with superficial love and no development just because the author wants a harem (another complaint I have about Xianxia novels), and they’ll just toss it aside at the end (usually about half way into the series). And yes, there are well written harems and poorly written ones.

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      • greedxviii says:

        Those are two different things. If you say that the reincarnation aspect itself is useless, then in most cases I’d agree. Just saying that them not making use of being reincarnated isn’t a good point to argue from.

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  4. Shadowminion says:

    …Is she going to reincarnate into various female forms that will gradually grow up to die for Xiao Yi? =.= Wait…Doesn’t that make HER a LITERAL PLOT ARMOUR???!!!

    I bet her master Yu Yan is going to be sooooo furious. Like, he will literally turn into that obstructing powerful guy who will provide more motivation for Xiao Yi to become strong. Either through guilt or just stupid hatred. Ehhh…until he finds her again lol. I wonder if he calls her Yu Wang every time?

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    • Namorax says:

      It’s more likely that he will just kill the Fox, and be done with it thinking “Why did my Disciple have to be so stupid…”

      Our MC died to safe the group, so he probably wouldn’t kill them because that would make her decision to “fight in order to protect them” nil.

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      • Shadowminion says:

        LOL. Well. That still makes her plot armour, since the Master will come and dispose of the Fox…

        Ahahahaha. True.

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  5. libraryrocker says:

    I’m completely shocked that she died. I was expecting it, but I wasn’t expecting it… THEN!!! Well trolled author, well trolled indeed.

    (*_*) <— looking forward to what happens with rabid intensity

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

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  6. Chuo says:

    Master is going to get angry, finally, I mean is not like I wanted her to die but now I’ll get my questions cleared, when she dies does she keep her cultivation level? and other stuff like that.
    Who would have thought she was great at strategy because of the mmo. This is one of those rare opportunities where knowledge of the old world actually serves an useful purpose.

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  7. Prometheus says:

    I 100% bet all of you that Xiao Yi would be like, “Finally! That bitch died, and I didn’t even have to lift a finger. Heh. Now I can kill that freaking douche, Wang Xuzhi, without trouble. Heh”.
    Because he seems like the generic xianxia MC that becomes 100000000 times worse than anyone who ever bullied him.

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  8. Yellow says:

    i was actually expecting her to day since the synopsis said so…but it actually took a while so I was a little surprised. I thought she actually didn’t die at all and there was just a translation thing in the synopsis or something.

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