Molting the Mortal Coil

by JustinAnkar

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Reincarnated as a child in a new world a mild mannered programmer, named Sage, finds himself struggling to survive. The road to immortality is paved with danger, treasure, and conflict. This mystical eastern world is filled with Demonic Beasts, Treacherous Cultivators, and Extraordinary Legacies. Follow Sage on his journey to adapt to this new world, and find out if he can overcome the limitations of body, mind, and soul. Will he rise to the occasion and become a hero? Or maybe he'll turn to the dark side and end up a villain?  



Molting the Mortal Coil is more of a slower paced journey. It's not about endless battles and conquering the next bad guy who spits on the main characters shoes or sends him a funny look. There's also not a treadmill of tournaments or love interests. It's more of a slower burn with lots of, and hopefully not too much, world building. It's still supposed to be stuffed with action, but that won't pick up for a while since we start with a weakling. The first 30 chapters have a lot of time-skipping, but stay with me it gets better. I plan to re-write and add more to the first 30 in the future, but if you can push through I feel it gets much more fun after!

Updates will be weekly. If you want to see more chapters, check out my Patreon(button at the bottom of every chapter)! Thanks everyone!

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1 - New Life ago
Chapter 2 - Cultivation ago
Chapter 3 - No Luck ago
Chapter 4 - Mantis ago
Chapter 5 - Danger ago
Chapter 6 - Beetles ago
Chapter 7 - Darkness ago
Chapter 8 - Trapped ago
Chapter 9 - Exploration ago
Chapter 10 - Getting Out ago
Chapter 11 - Daylight ago
Chapter 12 - Destruction ago
Chapter 13 - Secrets ago
Chapter 14 - Inheritance ago
Chapter 15 - Lionheart Town ago
Chapter 16 - Black Dog Company ago
Chapter 17 - Ambushed ago
Chapter 18 - Tragedy ago
Chapter 19 - Dilemma ago
Chapter 20 - Silver Leaf Honeybee Hive ago
Chapter 21 - The Broken Body ago
Chapter 22 - Thousand Treasures ago
Chapter 23 - The Mysterious Hand ago
Chapter 24 - The Old Man’s Mercy ago
Chapter 25 - The Emerald Grove ago
Chapter 26 - Wandering ago
Chapter 27 - Searching ago
Chapter 28 - Holy Flame Sect ago
Chapter 29 - Dormitory ago
Chapter 30 - Stock Boy ago
Chapter 31 - Assistant ago
Chapter 32 - Middle Aged ago
Chapter 33 - Expedition ago
Chapter 34 - Hidden Grounds ago
Chapter 35 - Meditation Chamber ago
Chapter 36 - Lake of Souls ago
Chapter 37 - Twin Ringed Soul Serpent ago
Chapter 38 - Soul Battle ago
Chapter 39 - Aftermath ago
Chapter 40 - Subduing Souls ago
Chapter 41 - Dawning Light ago
Chapter 42 - Soul Magnifying Wheel ago
Chapter 43 - The Center ago
Chapter 44 - Mysterious Well ago
Chapter 45 - Heavenly Treasures ago
Chapter 46 - Spiritual Sea Storm ago
Chapter 47 - Serpent Transformation ago
Chapter 48 - Shocking Appearance ago
Chapter 49 - Two Locked Doors ago
Chapter 50 - Soul Taming Abode ago
Chapter 51 - Library ago
Chapter 52 - Ancient Maps ago
Chapter 53 - Knowledge of the Soul ago
Chapter 54 - Seal Master ago
Chapter 55 - Treasure Hunting ago
Chapter 56 - Center of the Lake ago
Chapter 57 - Beast Spirits ago
Chapter 58 - Return to the Sect ago
Chapter 59 - Standout ago
Chapter 60 - Four Brothers ago
Chapter 61 - Storage Ring ago
Chapter 62 - Antique Dealer ago
Chapter 63 - Unusual Object ago
Chapter 64 - Million Skill Library ago
Chapter 65 - Restricted Area ago
Chapter 66 - Techniques ago
Chapter 67 - Formation Plate ago
Chapter 68 - Insect Shed ago
Chapter 69 - Training ago
Chapter 70 - Divine Breath ago
Chapter 71 - One Year Deadline ago
Chapter 72 - Wonderful Trio ago
Chapter 73 - Departure ago
Chapter 74 - Demonic Plant ago
Chapter 75 - Gardening ago
Chapter 76 - The End ago
Chapter 77 - Round Two ago
Chapter 78 - Demon Seed ago
Chapter 79 - Arrogant Young Master ago
Chapter 80 - Battle! ago
Chapter 81 - Lamp of Passion ago
Chapter 82 - Reverse Landslide ago
Chapter 83 - The Journey Continues ago
Chapter 84 - Lone Hero ago
Chapter 85 - Victory ago
Chapter 86 - Moving On ago
Chapter 87 - Cave Entrance ago
Chapter 88 - Crux ago
Chapter 89 - Cracking the Seal ago
Chapter 90 - Seal Master’s Dwelling ago
Chapter 91 - Rips in Space ago
Chapter 92 - Judgement ago
Chapter 93 - Aura Exhibition ago
Chapter 94 - Bronze Soldier ago
Chapter 95 - The Second Gift ago
Chapter 96 - True Immortal ago
Chapter 97 - Timeless Eyes ago
Chapter 98 - Return to the Sect ago
Chapter 99 - Five Wood Art Sets ago
Chapter 100 - Stone Tablet Techniques ago
Chapter 101 - Connecting Heaven and Earth ago
Chapter 102 - Blacksmithy ago
Chapter 103 - Research ago
Chapter 104 - Prototypes ago
Chapter 105 - Business Plan ago
Chapter 106 - Grand Opening ago
Chapter 107 - Seeking Assistance ago
Chapter 108 - Summoned ago
Chapter 109 - Peak Master Zhen ago
Chapter 110 - The Hidden Domain ago
Chapter 111 - Rocky ago
Chapter 112 - The Next Site ago
Chapter 113 - Crystal Spider Forest ago
Chapter 114 - To catch a Spider ago
Chapter 115 - Spider Hunt ago
Chapter 116 - Extermination ago
Chapter 117 - The Banyan ago
Chapter 118 - Spider Melee ago
Chapter 119 - Reinforcements ago
Chapter 120 - Purple Forest Cleanup ago
Chapter 121 - Seals ago
Chapter 122 - Released ago
Chapter 123 - Doors ago
Chapter 124 - An Introduction ago
Chapter 125 - Leaving the Hidden Domain ago
Chapter 126 - Remodeled ago
Chapter 127 - Loose Ends ago
Chapter 128 - Window Shopper ago
Chapter 129 - Strange Creatures ago
Chapter 130 - Special Showroom ago
Chapter 131 - Hindsight ago
Chapter 132 - Mountain Treasure ago
Chapter 133 - Too Late ago
Chapter 134 - Yellow Gemstone ago
Chapter 135 - Marked? ago
Chapter 136 - Expelled ago
Chapter 137 - Rewards ago
Chapter 138 - Identity ago
Chapter 139 - Company ago
Chapter 140 - Movie Troupe ago
Chapter 141 - Knowledge ago
Chapter 142 - Sunfire Pagoda ago
Chapter 143 - Foundation Building ago
Chapter 144 - Seed of Life ago
Chapter 145 - Equipment ago
Chapter 146 - Research ago
Chapter 147 - Tempering ago
Chapter 148 - A Plan ago
Chapter 149 - The Beast ago
Chapter 150 - Defeated ago
Chapter 151 - Gone ago
Chapter 152 - Metamorphosis ago
Chapter 153 - Reflection ago
Chapter 154 - Unfolding ago
Chapter 155 - New Body ago
Chapter 156 - Schooling ago
Chapter 157 - Blood Refining ago
Chapter 158 - Time ago
Chapter 159 - Zhu Clan ago
Chapter 160 - Usual Encounter ago
Chapter 161 - New Inn ago
Chapter 162 - Second Meeting ago
Chapter 163 - Song Lu Tian ago
Chapter 164 - The Demands ago
Chapter 165 - Thousand Treasures ago
Chapter 166 - Forging ago
Chapter 167 - Swords ago
Chapter 168 - The Tournament Begins ago
Chapter 169 - Round One ago
Chapter 170 - Rising Stars ago
Chapter 171 - The Final Round ago
Chapter 172 - Formation Swords ago
Chapter 173 - Home ago
Chapter 174 - Payment ago
Chapter 175 - Thunder Mountain Bridge ago
Chapter 176 - The Mountain ago
Chapter 177 - Double Flowered Ice Camellia ago
Chapter 178 - Metal Jungle ago
Chapter 179 - Destructive Search ago
Chapter 180 - Mountain Defense ago
Chapter 181 - Drinking ago
Chapter 182 - Hangover ago
Chapter 183 - Pursuit ago
Chapter 184 - Caught ago
Chapter 185 - Stand ago
Chapter 186 - Escape ago
Chapter 187 - Hiding ago
Chapter 188 - Back to Thunder Mountain Bridge ago
Chapter 189 - Chong Xiezi ago
Chapter 190 - Trading ago
Chapter 191 - Dealing ago
Chapter 192 - Leaving the Zhu Clan ago
Chapter 193 - Disappearing ago
Chapter 194 - Dead ago
Chapter 195 - Growing Pains ago
Chapter 196 - Taking Stock ago
Chapter 197 - The Seed of Life ago
Chapter 198 - Talent ago
Chapter 199 - Cultivation ago
Chapter 200 - Return to the Sect ago
Chapter 201 - Taking Stock ago
Chapter 202 - Research ago
Chapter 203 - Tea ago
Chapter 204 - Manufacture ago
Chapter 205 - Information ago
Chapter 206 - Departure ago
Chapter 207 - Daggerguard City ago
Chapter 208 - The Beast Den ago
Chapter 209 - Auction ago
Chapter 210 - Bidding ago
Chapter 211 - The Auction Continues ago
Chapter 212 - Lu Tavern ago
Chapter 213 - Punishment ago
Chapter 214 - Opportunities ago
Chapter 215 - Magic Tools ago
Chapter 216 - Knowledge ago
Chapter 217 - End of the Auction ago
Chapter 218 - Escape ago
Chapter 219 - Unforeseen Consequences ago
Chapter 220 - New Beginning ago
Chapter 221 - Nursery ago
Chapter 222 - Birdwatching ago
Chapter 223 - Bird-ened ago
Chapter 224 - Trussed up Chicken ago
Chapter 225 - Ruffling Feathers ago
Chapter 226 - Monster Rancher ago
Chapter 227 - Hatching ago
Chapter 228 - Tiankong Clan ago
Chapter 229 - Soldiers ago
Chapter 230 - Hatching Part Two ago
Chapter 231 - Second Chrysalis ago
Chapter 232 - Exercise ago
Chapter 233 - Hoplites ago
Chapter 234 - Dragon Heritage ago
Chapter 235 - Jade Horde ago
Chapter 236 - Seven Stars ago
Chapter 237 - Expansion ago
Chapter 238 - Growth ago
Chapter 239 - Little Birds ago
Chapter 240 - Bronze Tiger Province ago
Chapter 241 - The Kang Clan ago
Chapter 242 - Frowned Upon ago
Chapter 243 - Disapproving Crowd ago
Chapter 244 - The Event ago
Chapter 245 - Husband Selection ago
Chapter 246 - Gifts ago
Chapter 247 - Diversifying ago
Chapter 248 - The Mine ago
Chapter 249 - Negotiations ago
Chapter 250 - Riding a Tiger ago
Chapter 251 - The Charge ago
Chapter 252 - Battle ago
Chapter 253 - Close Quarters ago
Chapter 254 - Hundred Spike Tigers ago
Chapter 255 - Fortified ago
Chapter 256 - Cloudmetal Consortium ago
Chapter 257 - Reaching an Agreement ago
Chapter 258 - Consolidation ago
Chapter 259 - Study Break ago
Chapter 260 - Formation Reformation ago
Chapter 261 - Formation Armor ago
Chapter 262 - Yi Yang Group ago
Chapter 263 - Hostilities ago
Chapter 264 - Engaged ago
Chapter 265 - Ending the Yi Yang Group ago
Chapter 266 - Battle’s End ago
Chapter 267 - Purple Cloud City ago
Chapter 268 - Sinking Ship ago
Chapter 269 - Setback ago
Chapter 270 - Escape ago
Chapter 271 - Orange Sky City ago
Chapter 272 - Stone Tablet ago
Chapter 273 - Training ago
Chapter 274 - Techniques ago
Chapter 275 - Cosmic Traction ago
Chapter 276 - Lump of Clay ago
Chapter 277 - Blue Icesilver ago
Chapter 278 - Refining Blue Icesilver ago
Chapter 279 - Drastic Measures ago
Chapter 280 - Recovery ago
Chapter 281 - Six Heavenly Materials ago
Chapter 282 - Rank Advancement ago
Chapter 283 - Tiny Tree ago
Chapter 284 - Risk ago
Chapter 285 - Core Formation Cultivator ago
Chapter 286 - Inner World ago
Chapter 287 - Refining ago
Chapter 288 - The Next Step ago
Chapter 289 - Lionheart Town ago
Chapter 290 - Lock and Load ago
Chapter 291 - Demonstration ago
Chapter 292 - A Wager ago
Chapter 293 - Dusted ago
Chapter 294 - Request ago
Chapter 295 - Hatchet Gang ago
Chapter 296 - Hunting ago
Chapter 297 - Entrance ago
Chapter 298 - Searching ago
Chapter 299 - To War! ago
Chapter 300 - Attack ago
Chapter 301 - Tar People ago
Chapter 302 - Tar Pit ago
Chapter 303 - Chase ago
Chapter 304 - Tar Master ago
Chapter 305 - Conversation ago
Chapter 306 - Hei Bai the Necromancer ago
Chapter 307 - Final Form ago
Chapter 308 - Blood Ghost ago
Chapter 309 - Claw versus Fang ago
Chapter 310 - You’re still alive? ago
Chapter 311 - Cockroaches ago
Chapter 312 - Final Struggle ago
Chapter 313 - Return to the Surface ago
Chapter 314 - Eradicating the Slavers ago
Chapter 315 - Commence the Operation ago
Chapter 316 - Surrounded ago
Chapter 317 - Date Fight ago
Chapter 318 - Outnumbered ago
Chapter 319 - Overwhelmed ago
Chapter 320 - Desperation ago
Chapter 321 - Bosses ago
Chapter 322 - Operation Complete ago
Chapter 323 - Remainder ago
Chapter 324 - Inspection ago
Chapter 325 - Peach Ring ago
Chapter 326 - Meeting the Hatchet Gang ago
Chapter 327 - Important Words ago
Chapter 328 - Food Taster ago
Chapter 329 - Terrifying Reward ago
Chapter 330 - Counting Trouble ago
Chapter 331 - Hei Bai’s Treasures ago
Chapter 332 - Human Face Golem ago
Chapter 333 - Golden Cricket Cove ago
Chapter 334 - Coach Shopping ago
Chapter 335 - Golden Market ago
Chapter 336 - Auction Hype ago
Chapter 337 - Rumor Mill ago
Chapter 338 - Monthly Auction ago
Chapter 339 - End of the Auction ago
Chapter 340 - Tracking ago
Chapter 341 - Raiding ago
Chapter 342 - Ultimatum ago
Chapter 343 - One More Option ago
Chapter 344 - Escape ago
Chapter 345 - Slinking Off ago
Chapter 346 - Black Heart ago
Chapter 347 - Despair ago
Chapter 348 - Loss ago
Chapter 349 - Manhunt ago
Chapter 350 - Struggle ago
Chapter 351 - Update ago
Chapter 352 - Travels ago
Chapter 353 - Pressure ago
Chapter 354 - Five Mountain ago
Chapter 355 - Elsewhere ago
Chapter 356 - Desperate ago
Chapter 357 - Great Wilderness ago
Chapter 358 - Savage World ago
Chapter 359 - Locked Up ago
Chapter 360 - Break Down ago
Chapter 361 - Opportunity ago
Chapter 362 - Counter ago
Chapter 363 - Reason ago
Chapter 364 - Evolution ago
Chapter 365 - Destination Unknown ago
Chapter 366 - New Start ago
Chapter 367 - Tasked ago
Chapter 368 - The Plunge ago
Chapter 369 - Trepidation ago
Chapter 370 - Role ago
Chapter 371 - Deciding Factor ago
Chapter 372 - Body Slider ago
Chapter 373 - Orientation ago
Chapter 374 - Adjustment Period ago
Chapter 375 - Work Day ago
Chapter 376 - Tester ago
Chapter 377 - Workers’ Compensation ago
Chapter 378 - Painful Wages ago
Chapter 379 - Expensive Information ago
Chapter 380 - Spirit Cultivation ago
Chapter 381 - Maze Formation ago
Chapter 382 - Interruption ago
Chapter 383 - Terraforming ago
Chapter 384 - Another Deal ago
Chapter 385 - Second Experiment ago
Chapter 386 - Uninvited Guest ago
Chapter 387 - Hoplite v2.0 ago
Chapter 388 - Long Winded ago
Chapter 389 - Wedding Crasher ago
Chapter 390 - Find the Culprit ago
Chapter 391 - Meeting the Boss ago
Chapter 392 - Debrief ago
Chapter 393 - Return to Lionheart Town ago
Chapter 394 - Commence Battle ago
Chapter 395 - Change in Tactics ago
Chapter 396 - Strongfist Brothers ago
Chapter 397 - Terrible Wind ago
Chapter 398 - Trapped ago
Chapter 399 - Revenge ago
Chapter 400 - Flocked ago
Chapter 401 - Air Superiority ago
Chapter 402 - Finished ago
Chapter 403 - Takeover ago
Chapter 404 - City Lord ago
Chapter 405 - Calling in Favors ago
Chapter 406 - Attacks ago
Chapter 407 - Ambushed ago
Chapter 408 - Hunting ago
Chapter 409 - Fragmented ago
Chapter 410 - Business ago
Chapter 411 - Big Changes ago
Chapter 412 - Thousand Treasures ago
Chapter 413 - Reclamation ago
Chapter 414 - Flying Wind ago
Chapter 415 - Declaration ago
Chapter 416 - Two on One ago
Chapter 417 - Unstoppable ago
Chapter 418 - Sun Ray ago
Chapter 419 - Blacksilver ago
Chapter 420 - Aggressive Negotiations ago
Chapter 421 - Day and Night ago
Chapter 422 - Distraction ago
Chapter 423 - Strength ago
Chapter 424 - Abandoned ago
Chapter 425 - Thundercloud Sect ago
Chapter 426 - Stumbling into Trouble ago
Chapter 427 - Poisoned ago
Chapter 428 - Diagnosis ago
Chapter 429 - Xuelong ago
Chapter 430 - Hidden Domain ago
Chapter 431 - Lightning Pillars ago
Chapter 432 - Desert World ago
Chapter 433 - Gnawers ago
Chapter 434 - Modern Technology ago
Chapter 435 - Fisher Punk ago
Chapter 436 - Psychic Battle ago
Chapter 437 - Lost It ago
Chapter 438 - Power of the Fist ago
Chapter 439 - New Battlefield ago
Chapter 440 - Bygones ago
Chapter 441 - Plot ago
Chapter 442 - Mysterious Crystals ago
Chapter 443 - Pink Crystal ago
Chapter 444 - Metal Shells ago
Chapter 445 - Confrontation ago
Chapter 446 - Facility ago
Chapter 447 - Terrarium ago
Chapter 448 - Heart’s Tongue ago
Chapter 449 - Mute ago
Chapter 450 - Veterinarian ago
Chapter 451 - Blending In ago
Chapter 452 - Easier than Expected ago
Chapter 453 - Metal ago
Chapter 454 - Prospecting ago
Chapter 455 - Mining ago
Chapter 456 - Planned ago
Chapter 457 - Spoils ago
Chapter 458 - Mistake ago
Chapter 459 - Psionic Crystals ago
Chapter 460 - Mobbed ago
Chapter 461 - Reprieve ago
Chapter 462 - Vicious ago
Chapter 463 - Getting Physical ago
Chapter 464 - Fire ago
Chapter 465 - Escalation ago
Chapter 466 - Identity ago
Chapter 467 - Alive ago
Chapter 468 - Fortitude ago
Chapter 469 - Need ago
Chapter 470 - Breakthrough ago
Chapter 471 - Nascent Soul ago
Chapter 472 - Embryonic ago
Chapter 473 - Abomination ago
Chapter 474 - Corruption ago
Chapter 475 - Fatigued ago
Chapter 476 - Beast Kira ago
Chapter 477 - Improvement ago
Chapter 478 - Payback ago
Chapter 479 - Not Again ago
Chapter 480 - Spirit Tree ago
Chapter 481 - Familiar ago
Chapter 482 - Changes ago
Chapter 483 - New Body ago
Chapter 484 - Flare Base ago
Chapter 485 - Ego Forge ago
Chapter 486 - Scyzur Base ago
Chapter 487 - Prospector ago
Chapter 488 - Mining ago
Chapter 489 - Hitching a Ride ago
Chapter 490 - Soul Resonance ago
Chapter 491 - Return! ago
Chapter 492 - Contribution ago
Chapter 493 - Lionheart Town ago
Chapter 494 - Consolidation ago
Chapter 495 - City Building ago
Chapter 496 - Infrastructure ago
Chapter 497 - Monster Shopping ago
Chapter 498 - Experiment ago
Chapter 499 - Amends ago
Chapter 500 - Brand ago
Chapter 501 - Gains ago
Chapter 502 - Progress ago
Chapter 503 - Summoned ago
Chapter 504 - Chong Clan ago
Chapter 505 - ‘Family’ ago
Chapter 506 - Reason ago
Chapter 507 - Clan Instruction ago
Chapter 508 - Spying ago
Chapter 509 - Factions ago
Chapter 510 - Other Branches ago
Chapter 511 - Neutral ago
Chapter 512 - Trouble ago
Chapter 513 - Poisoned ago
Chapter 514 - Politics ago
Chapter 515 - Drafted ago
Chapter 516 - Job ago
Chapter 517 - Return to Plum Lantern City ago
Chapter 518 - Garden Party ago
Chapter 519 - Important News ago
Chapter 520 - Xie Plea ago
Chapter 521 - Plum Lantern Shopping ago
Chapter 522 - Found ago
Chapter 523 - Surrounded ago
Chapter 524 - Harmonious Atmosphere ago
Chapter 525 - Danger ago
Chapter 526 - Skeleton ago
Chapter 527 - Terrifying Power ago
Chapter 528 - Cost ago
Chapter 529 - Enraged ago
Chapter 530 - Far From Finished ago
Chapter 531 - Flesh No Longer ago
Chapter 532 - Samsara Flame ago
Chapter 533 - Is It Over? ago
Chapter 534 - Trade ago
Chapter 535 - Unusual Resolution ago
Chapter 536 - Prisoner ago
Chapter 537 - Bad News ago
Chapter 538 - Thief ago
Chapter 539 - Debt ago
Chapter 540 - Uninvited ago
Chapter 541 - Enemy At The Gates ago
Chapter 542 - Fight ago
Chapter 543 - Downhill ago
Chapter 544 - Quarter ago
Chapter 545 - Musicians ago
Chapter 546 - Battle Royale ago
Chapter 547 - Winter ago
Chapter 548 - Escaping ago
Chapter 549 - Fire and Brimstone ago
Chapter 550 - Whitestaff ago
Chapter 551 - Natural Disaster ago
Chapter 552 - Inner World ago
Chapter 553 - Longshot ago
Chapter 554 - Standoff ago
Chapter 555 - Catastrophe ago
Chapter 556 - Contact ago
Chapter 557 - Cooked ago
Chapter 558 - Into the Fire ago
Chapter 559 - Belly of the Beast ago
Chapter 560 - Slow Burn ago
Chapter 561 - Exploration ago
Chapter 562 - Rock and a Hot Place ago
Chapter 563 - Dire Straits ago
Chapter 564 - Heart of Eruption ago
Chapter 565 - Volcano ago
Chapter 566 - Pursued ago
Chapter 567 - Not Again ago
Chapter 568 - Stomped ago
Chapter 569 - Last Stand ago
Chapter 570 - Spider ago
Chapter 571 - Outnumbered ago
Chapter 572 - Swamped ago
Chapter 573 - Approach ago
Chapter 574 - Round Two ago
Chapter 575 - Back in Action ago
Chapter 576 - Dredging ago
Chapter 577 - Deep ago
Chapter 578 - Spirit ago
Chapter 579 - Hunted ago
Chapter 580 - Cornered ago
Chapter 581 - Advance ago
Chapter 582 - Not Seeing Red ago
Chapter 583 - Storm ago
Chapter 584 - Balance ago
Chapter 585 - Reinforcements ago
Chapter 586 - Important People ago
Chapter 587 - Deadly Women ago
Chapter 588 - Turning Point ago
Chapter 589 - Rudderless ago
Chapter 590 - Retreat ago
Chapter 591 - Dire Straits ago
Chapter 592 - Accord ago
Chapter 593 - Finished ago
Chapter 594 - Flying Ship ago
Chapter 595 - Loyalty ago
Chapter 596 - Cornered ago
Chapter 597 - Outdone ago
Chapter 598 - Mount Song Sword Sect ago
Chapter 599 - Seclusion ago
Chapter 600 - Towers ago
Chapter 601 - Lang Returns ago
Chapter 602 - Tiankong Clan ago
Chapter 603 - Remodeling ago
Chapter 604 - Filter ago
Chapter 605 - New Body ago
Chapter 606 - Marvel ago
Chapter 607 - Restoration ago
Chapter 608 - Back in Business ago
Chapter 609 - Dragon’s Pearl ago
Chapter 610 - Avatar ago
Chapter 611 - Timing ago
Chapter 612 - Departure ago
Chapter 613 - Miasma ago
Chapter 614 - Territorial ago
Chapter 615 - Contradictory ago
Chapter 616 - Candle ago
Chapter 617 - Glacier Mountain ago
Chapter 618 - Core of Icefire Valley ago
Chapter 619 - Breakthrough ago

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The divine luck cultivator

I'm a bit split about this story. On one hand it really goes out of its way to avoid some of the more infamous stupidities of Xian'xia, on the other hand there's very little tension in this story and the MC feels incredibly bland. There's nothing really driving him.

I really like the way the MC is an average or even below average cultivator. He takes 30 years to reach the third sphere unlike the average MC who'd surpass that in his early teens. How he actually tries to avoid unnecessary conflict, but still runs into the nastyness of an average xian'xia setting.

But overall he's still a typical xian'xia protagonist. Instead of the typical divine talent this MC got divine luck. He gets reincarnated with his memories intact (not that he uses them much) - luck - he survives a spoilerific event - luck - he finds an advanced cultivation technique - luck - he runs into some heavenly treasure - luck - this very heavenly treasure allows him into a sect while he's too old to actually qualify under normal means (more luck!). He's amongst a group who finds the site of an extinct sect...

And so on and so forth. Basically all progress in the character and his cultivation comes from sheer dumb luck. He works hard, but it's essentially pointless since he doesn't innovate. His progress comes almost entirely from lucky encounters. So much it actually becomes a plotpoint.

Overall it would have been nice if the MC had a bit more agency/genius and a lot less luck. This way it feels almost like crack on ocassion.


Review as of chapter 204.


Quick review : This story has alot going for it and explores a bit some interesting paths not talked about much in other cultivation books. But it loses out when most of the ideas are only lightly touched on.

Longer review: finally a cultivation story that explores a insect tamer... Was my first thought picking up this story but as it dragged on I lost my enthusiasm then my joy for the story. The time skips get ridiculous, the character feels like he has ADHD and can't focus even for a single chapter on an idea and any individual growth is lost within a paragraph or two where there has been a time skip and we see the mc repeating the same cycle. Cultivation takes a back seat to the author trying to force industrialization into the story and throw in some SciFi to boot. The further I read the more this feels like a shotgun of ideas splattered across dozens of pages and not a cohesive story. There are many fantastic gems of story hooks in here but it's lost time and time again under a mountain of filler bullshit or time skips. I want to like this story, I love so many of the concepts in it but the execution has really just pulled it down but by bit. Timing would change this from a 3 to a 4 but without depht this won't ever get higher imo.


100-year Virgin and Nincompoop Cultivator

Reviewed at: Chapter 288 - The Next Step

First off.  There is nothing wrong artistically with this story. Nearly all of my critiques are subjective.  And, to the author (because this review is not for you, but for potential readers) stick with it, you've done a lot of work and I commend it!!!!!!!  Please don't take my review personally (or any review) because everything written can be rewritten, edited, fixed, etc.  Please do fix any plotholes readers point out and feel free to write us back if we step over the line. 

In our story, the main character was a lowly programming drone, who iniplicably died and was reincarnated by a powerful entity on a cultivation world.  He has access to sect resources, stumbles across several ancient inheritances, is gifted the uber-storage-ring-of-AWESOMENESS... but never really demonstrates much interest in (1) cultivation or (2) martial arts or (3) enjoying life.

Given that the power in his world is based on physical might and martial prowess and he has had several near-death experiences, our intrepid MC inexplicably stays true to his pocket protector and insect collection, marching forward decade-after-decade to create theaters, resort hotels, and plumbing manufacturing. (Did I mention as a 60-year-old virgin, tasked by his ghostly ancestors to make babies and rebuild the sect, GIVES AWAY a treasure that can near-instantly seduce anyone near it... so no-harem is a virtual certainty in this story.)

Grammar: Pretty good, no complaints; near full marks. (This never figures into my overall ratings unless it is really bad.)

Style Score: Exciting as plain oatmeal. Basic wuxia (xianxia/fantasy) setting, but the main character doesn't seem interested in cultivation, so the genre and setting are 90% wasted.  What is the point of a fantasy story where the main character never fights, is totally weaker than everyone around him, is a doormat for 200+ chapters, and spends his life collecting and raising bugs?  I honestly want to kick sand in his face and tell him to do my homework...

Potential love interests are introduced and ignored or discarded. 
Story pace is too danged slow, despite the author skipping years and/or decades at a time, and lacks direction.  

Story Score: Very infrequent action sequences. Unique/weird main character doing uninteresting things in a potentially interesting world.  Lots of discussion on the merits of plumbing and how he wishes he could recreate rubber and other "modern conveniences"; this isn't a real cultivation story (at least a couple hundred chapters in).

Character: Stupid. Cowardly. Waste of opportunities. I honestly look forward to him dying, because at least there is a bit of action when it happens.  Middling cultivation prowess to start, plus he is coward and non-risk taker.  Not stupid, but quite the idiot, since he seems to be missing the point of his circumstances. 

MC figures out how to essentially live forever by creating clones and moving his consciousness, but who cares... Now he gets to do dull stuff longer, and can play with bugs rather than needing to ever be proactive, make good life decisions, or become strong.  He can just "do over" when they stomp his face and he can rebirth as his douche self again.  This guy has already died, a couple times, because he was messing with wierd stuff, is upsetting the status quo and powerful people or groups, and is making himself too wealthy to not kill.  He knows that even his OWN SECT will probably kill him because of the dumb crud he keeps doing instead of cultivating, BUT HE JUST WONT STOP!

If he'd putt effort into focusing on cultivation he'd likely be a real powerhouse. As I noted earlier magic treasures fell into his face, times five, and he now autocultivates.  He has collected several hundred high-level techniques but has only bothered to learn a couple; he hasn't bothered to practice with any weapons, doesn't box or use fist techniques, uses only one low-level movement technique.  He collects and makes super powerful weapons, apparently excited at their potential, but makes zero effort to train in any of them; he barely learns "paddle waving" to wield a large stick and occasionally clubs things inexpertly.  I think he also has slight skill with a knife on a rope; very beginner level skill though.  All the while living in a martial arts sect with roommates who are powerhouses and become generals.  He is really good at training bugs; apparently insects can beat the crap out of people in this world... so... Go bugs.

It is simply painful to see him wasting a magical storage ring that contains a world; he uses to to keep his lunch fresh, and store crafting materials and unused combat gear.  He did store pills and cuktivation treasures there, but he ACCIDENTALLY cultivated with them (because legendary treasures often fall from the heavens into his pocket, and then autocultivate on his behalf... Three times.. In the first couple hundred chapters this has happened). 

But, he is apparently distracted by creating conveniences and studying a taboo noncombat skillset for reasons?
He needs money (no),
He cares about the people (no),
His sect wants him to experiment (no),
He wants to personally immerse himself in these comforts (no),
He can (possibly)
He likes to tinker (yes)
He has poor survival instincts (Demonstrably so.). 

In his defense...

... he does create a weak clone army of idiot squid-face insect mercenaries, but they are numerous (this hasn't added any excitement yet, nor do I see how it is going to help our character in the near or long-run).

Did I mention he discovered that his sect is already aware of and has access to the base of a highly advanced race of interstellar cultivators who probably already know how to do all the stuff he is trying to recreate, and he can't find out about them unless he cultivates. ... so... obviously he isn't going to cultivate. .... lets just stick with insect breeding and steam engines... yeah.

It is unclear if the character has any goals other than "lets see if I can do this very technical and difficult thing"  (His ancestors are still waiting for him to procreate, the sole task he has ever been given in the story, but nope, 100 years later and still a virgin; they are likely wishing they could die a second time, out of shame; the holy sword is most definitely broken... or maybe he simply likes men?)

So, I'm going to keep reading, in the hopes that somebody kicks the MC/author in the head and fixes this story, which has no technical issues.  But, once I hit the end of my binge, I'll probably drop this if the character doesn't start moving in a more promising direction.


I don't review things often because I don't know that much about writing. I know a little, but normally not enough to actually have some constructive criticism.

However, I do know about one thing, and that one thing is Chekhov's gun. If you set something up, it is important to use it. I've not read past chapter 16, and I know this is supposed to be a slow paced story, but he isn't even trying to use his very clearly setup background in logic and programming. He knows about arrays, youve made this clear already, he has mentioned arrays several times and seems interested in them. The logical thing to have happen is he uses is programming background and his interest in arrays together. Instead, he decides the only way he could possibly get stronger is to do something completely different that doesnt even remotely pay off. He is in an young body but he is supposed to have his own mind, so why is he suddenly thinking like a small child instead of the programmer that you set him up as being?

The reason I had to stop at 16 is your character is so unintelligent that it has completely shattered my suspension of disbelief. Maybe all of this setup will pay off later but I can't bring myself to believe this character would exist in this universe and that frusterates me. Your premise is one I would love to read, but your execution has left too much to be desired.


Excessive exposition and shallow characters

While I rate this a 2 that doesn't mean that there isn't potential to fix much of what's wrong here with a rewrite.  The bones of the story are alright for the most part, it's the execution that's lacking.

Anyway if you enjoy reading most Xianxia’s then you may also enjoy this one as well.  As as for what makes this one stand out, that would be the novelty of Sage’s insect cultivation and his eventual transformation into a snakeman.  As far as storytelling, character or style goes there isn’t much to recommend here apart from the usual random encounter Xianxia setup. 

As a main character Sage is sadly quite bland and his origins as a reincarnator don't help with that.  Early on he’s forced to wander the world for many years and during this time he experiences hardships and meets a variety of people.  This period could've been used to establish a robust personality for him but unfortunately those events are just summed up in brief instead.  This approach is also used once he joins a sect and as a result there's a lack of character development despite his multi decade stay there.  Thus we're given a shell of a character that feels as if he's being piloted around by the author to do various things at times. 

Once the story is allowed to progress, Sage through a series of events ends up being mutated by a technique and this is rather ham-fistedly used as an excuse to give him some minor personality traits.  But as he was more or less a blank slate prior to the transformation the attempt comes off as somewhat silly. As far as his radical change of race and appearance goes, well what of it?  Sage doesn’t care about it at all and neither did anyone else for that matter which was highly underwhelming.  As a result nothing actually changes beyond Sage gaining the desire to do the usual sorts of things that all Xianxia characters do anyway.

To be fair, once the character is allowed to explore the world outside of long winded exposition then the Xianxia premise is finally able to shine through at times.  He goes places, he loots things, he fights and that standard formula works but outside of that (& sometimes during) the previously listed problems arise. 

The bottom line is that the story is still readable if also somewhat bland.  This is due to a lack of character development, a virtually irrelevant side cast and an overabundance of dry, over the top analysis and forced exposition.


interesting world, bad writing

the world is fun and the MC's abilities are interesting, but unfortunately, the writing style is very similar to how one might write out a shopping list

MC did this, MC did that the whole time

everything is just flat

let this review stand as a warning for prospective readers since every other review seems to think this is the "Best Xianxia" or something


A decent concept that lacks focus

Reviewed at: Chapter 234 - Dragon Heritage

This story starts out different than other Xianxia novels do, with the main character not being a cultivating genius, born with some awesome legacy/bloodline, or given a great cultivation method. However the main character does become extraordinary through his percistance and random luck. This all makes for a new and I think a better type of xianxia, but the author often ends up with many plot threads that are either ignored for a long time or dropped altogether. My suggestion is to read this if you want a new type of xianxia but not if you are looking for a new favorite novel.


My eyes burn after I binging this story.

Reviewed at: Chapter 298 - Searching

I like the story so far as is. I binged the intire story tell 298 in three days.

the only gripe i have is the massive info dumps and long revalations. They are not bad, just alot of them. I have read worse. For exzample the worse i read (NOT IN THIS STORY BUT ANOTHER) Is  how the  MC changing his pinky  angle by 3 dagrees was a world shattering expernce for his techneek and cultavation and fighting power to greater hights.... took him 9 chapters...and 53483 words....i copied to word and looked up the word count... i hope you never torture your readers that way.


Not a strong start... but it gets better

Reviewed at: Chapter 604 - Filter

There are definite weak points, the first is a tendency to "tell, not show" by the latest chapter there's been nearly 100 years which means a lot of that of that is flownover with only a little commentary.

Where other xianxia agonize over every gain in power, we are often blithely told, "And so he spent the next 15 years doing that, and is now this stong" sometimes with mention of harrowing events along the way.

It's telling that we spend a handful of chapters with him on the dangerous road as a lone cultivator and a whole lot more with him trying to monetize showers and air conditioning. 

This eventually gets better and instead we get pages and pages of dangerous jouneys... but a problem still remains.

There are a bunch of characters in this story, but we only really know one, the MC. It's been 600 chapters and he's been engaged for idk like 400 of them, we've met her like three or four times. What's she like? She was rude when they first met, she attacked someone he didn't like for a completely unrelated reason, and now she's in love and has coordinated him getting engaged to his long time business partner.

What do we know about her? Short, busty and a skilled negotiator, she likes yelling at him when he fucks up in business. Anything else? Not that I know of.

These are arguably the two best developed characters besides the protagonist.

So how's the protagonist? He's had a lot of change in the past 600 chapters and 100 years. He started off just trying to survive and collect bugs (does he like his bugs? Not really, he calls them stupid all the time and isn't affectionate to them at all, zero remorse when he let's them die en masse), then he fucks off to a sect and becomes skilled in a bunch of different fields, too bad we only briefly met a couple of people who taught him and neither has appeared in like 4-500 chapters.

He makes three friends, they like to drink and bicker with each other, but mostly they just don't exist. They used to be way stronger than him, but now probably aren't, we don't know they weren't part of the group who just rescued him from certain death.

Who did? A bunch of side characters we've met once or twice. The protagonist has a power to learn everything about people, but he's just used it on three animals, two decided he was cool, one hated him for it.


What were the best parts? Twice now he's gone off and explored science fiction settings, the change of pace was wonderful and gives interesting clues to what's beyond his cultivation world, and one of them (briefly) infiltrating a bunch of psionic humans and getting to know them, but they're gone forever. 

After that we finally get to the Chong clan, they've been hyped up since Ch 1 and it's now Ch 500, there's politics and new and interesting people and he's thrust into the middle of it, it's awesome. Unfortunately he had no agency while there, someone picked a fight with him, and that meant he was automatically on the other side of the clan politics issue... oops?

A lot of what the protagonist does is try to get rich and powerful, and then something happens and he has to disappear for an offscreen training montage for a decade or two while all his longterm projects are destroyed, he has to come back to fix them.

I'm also wondering about the internal logic of the setting a little bit, but that's more nitpicky. We've got it seems three examples of tier 7+ characters, the Lang Clan ancestor who is uhh, a ghost? It's implied his poison mentor is 7+ and is part of the Imperial Family in some way, but we know nothing about them, like at all, I'm not sure the protagonist even knows there is an imperial family. Also a bug he gave superpowers to who immediately Ascended to a Higher Realm. Cool, so why doesn't everyone ascend? Is it required? I'd assume not, but what's the Lang Clan ancestor doing? Everything is fucked, and the only people who could possibly stop him seem to be the imperials.


I really struggled through the first 3-400 chapters, but it gets better, I'm not really sure there is a plot, the protagonist should in theory be able to just get married and have a bunch of kids, he's already repelled enemy coalitions twice now, but unfortunately I'm now guessing the guy who killed his clan will show up and set him back again. Like seriously, the whole plot is, "Restablish your clan" and we've had 100 years of no sex, there needs to be a resolution to this plot, and a new more engaging plot emerge, hopefully revolving around sci-fi emperors


I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this one so much so that its my first review on this site.

Sage the main character is not like your advantage protagonist who gets all the advantages in life (like born into wealth or powerful protector etc.) Everything Sage owns for the most part has been gotten through his own efforts and planning. His character starts off as a b**** like no cap but through the journey and a better understanding of himself he comes into what some might call fortuitous events. These events lead him along his cultivation pathway and open many doors for him along the line. If you're looking for immediately overpowered hero this one isn't for you. If you're fine with the protagonist slowly learning about himself and the world he's in jump right in. WARNING in the early chapters maybe the first 150-200 he's a total b**** and I did want to drop it cause he was such a b**** but its truly explained why he acts the way he acts as he has 0 backing. If you can troop through those chapters it only gets better and better. Also the romance is slow but its not the stupid bimbo jumps on mc. its more of a build up to. actual romance and people liking each other. All the characters have their own story and background and its well written and thought out.