Molting the Mortal Coil

Molting the Mortal Coil

by JustinAnkar

Warning This fiction contains:
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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
Chapter 620 - Sword Soul ago
Chapter 621 - Pool of Eternal Tears ago
Chapter 622 - Inspiration ago
Chapter 623 - Poison Cultivation ago
Chapter 624 - Poison Soul ago
Chapter 625 - Collecting ago
Chapter 626 - Chamber ago
Chapter 627 - Source ago
Chapter 628 - Close Call ago
Chapter 629 - Back to Mount Song ago
Chapter 630 - Song Meeting ago
Chapter 631 - What? ago
Chapter 632 - Cleaner ago
Chapter 633 - Cousin Crab ago
Chapter 634 - New Sect ago
Chapter 635 - Half-Disciple ago
Chapter 636 - Countless Ego Concoction ago
Chapter 637 - New Icefire Valley ago
Chapter 638 - Back to Business ago
Chapter 639 - Division ago
Chapter 640 - Bad Decision ago
Chapter 641 - Windfall ago
Chapter 642 - Destroyed ago
Chapter 643 - Mistakes ago
Chapter 644 - Red Jungle County ago
Chapter 645 - Settling Scores ago
Chapter 646 - Successful Man ago
Chapter 647 - Dawn Mountain ago
Chapter 648 - Return to Chong Clan ago
Chapter 649 - Great Elder Xie ago
Chapter 650 - Proxy War ago
Chapter 651 - Council ago
Chapter 652 - Issue of Concern ago
Chapter 653 - Open Provocation ago
Chapter 654 - Challenge ago
Chapter 655 - Preparation ago
Chapter 656 - Patriarch Jinxi ago
Chapter 657 - Golden ago

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Docnox
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Fundamentally Flawed but still Okay.

Reviewed at: Chapter 284 - Risk

An enjoyable read with flares of originality and fun quirks. 

However, the writing style is more in line with story book. The pacing slows to crawls and then leaps years. Honestly you can skip half the chapters and not loose much context.

I won't get into supporting cast, cause there aren't any. Nearly all conversations between the MC and other characters is abstracted instead of written out.

Finally the main character.... is an irredeemable, sniveling kiss @$$. While unique, isn't at all endearing. Theres a reason this personallity doesn't see much use in protagonists.

crusaderbond
Overall

I initially dropped this story early on for a while because having insects stored in your body seriously grossed me out.

 

Now that I have read further I can see that was a mistake. Very high quality for royal road, in a Chinese style. It's a bit odd but I love it. 

Rascozilla
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The story over all is fun to read.  Sage has the easy job of being more interesting then the average Xianxia MC, and he succeeds(mostly). The pacing of the story could be more consistent, and  time-skip transition made all the previous chapters kinda feel like an extended prologue...?. But like a cold glass of water in the desert we call Xianxia, its refreshing.


Currently at chapter 34, and i'm looking forward to more.

fanobody
Overall

Best xianxia on Royal Road

Reviewed at: Chapter 367 - Tasked

5 stars

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

I love the story, it is just a start but the ground of the story is solid.

There is many way to gain power body, qi, skill, formation + more

Plant, insect, animal and human don't cultivate the same.

No deus ex machina or power up of last second to win, if there is a power up there is hint 10 chapters before.

No marie sue, mc train hard and has below average result.

Multiple dimentional character

No chinese(repeat the same info, harem, vengeance)

Edit ch 347 change to 4.5 stars

Ok so the mc is stupid and do stupid risk like taking over a territory and all their debt, attaking bandit with no benefit.

Yes he is punished for it but he was show to be a prudent one and with him being greedy even if it was explained in the story it leave a bad taste. More so when he had all the tools to prepare fo the worst.

Else yes the mc has cheat ability but in xianxia he is still trash because others have even more cheat like sword that cut anythings or giant beast that can destroy city.

serg0
Overall

First of all I generally like this story. It has a lot of shortcoming though.

1. Stile is not quite good. It becoming better later.

2. Show, don't tell is absent at the start. However after ~100 chapters it becoming much better

3. Characters: Main protagonist is really good work. He is cowardly, egocentric common man. He is not an asshole, but not a moral beacon either. Someone you can see in the office or on the street. He is alwyas trying for easy way out (at least at first). It's refreshing to have xianxia witch such a main hero.

4. Plot. Form 3. it's obvious protagonist can't survive xianxia world by his own strength and deteremination, so he need some help from the plot. Its not annoying though, because if not for the plot help the story would just end. I consider it to be anthropic principle for protagonist slecyion.

 

Conclusion: If you can afford to invest time to crawl through first couple of hundred of chapters it's becoming good, enjoyable xianxia.

nathanv70
Overall

Great story, the more I read the more I liked it. worth 5 stars

Reviewed at: Chapter 239 - Little Birds

I have read up to chapter 233, which is the latest chapter right now. I do love this series, and I have upgraded it from a 4 to a 5 star. It does take a bit of time to get into but it transforms into a story that I do love and enjoy. I check every day for a chapter. 

darkhart420
Overall

This novel is so very unique and is a refreshing take on an eastren fantasy novella. Keep up the work you are on an interesting path, i look forward to where you are going with this.

trashe1
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This is an extremely sedate xianxia/xuanhuan tale. This is probably best suited for people who thought Desolate Era had far too much fighting and not enough exposition. The MC breeds bugs, crafts things, bumbles into epic treasures, and goes full-on Orochimaru at one point (was a good thing.) The MC is a very ordinary person in his thinking and the author gets that across well.

The novel relies heavily on expository narrative for the world building, up to 90% of the novel is exposition and there is very little dialogue. Some people will hate this, there are others that love it. It is a very calming read if you've been reading nothing but high energy things or you really did think Desolate Era had far too much combat.

Story:
There is a story, it seems to be the standard path to ultimate power, possibly revenge, possibly mercantalism. Story feels kinda like it is getting started even though there have been numerous arcs. There may be love interests but not yet. The novel has been entertaining if you don't care about huge plots or rapid plot advancement or any plot advancement.
  The author evades a number of cliches in a very deliberate fashion. The MC ends up doing things that xianxia MCs never do and the story is kept interesting through these subversions of culture.

Characters:
  MC is both smart and derpy but consistent. The MC will decide on something to improve his survival chances then get distracted and not do it. This is intentional and part of his personality. He does grow over time and changes in his personality have reasons that are clear and follow naturally from events in the novel.  The MC doesn't so much interact with other characters as with people-shaped decorations in the chapter. The character feels like he is out of touch, has no sense of personhood, and can't relate to people.
   This appears to be intentional and helps with the feel of a light and unattached cultivation lifestyle. It, rather suprisingly, doesn't really detract from or help the novel because there is so very little interaction with others and even makes a lot of sense.

Style:
  I like it. As I said before, it is sedate and soothing. I came here after binging [email protected] and needed something different to calm down. This worked. It isn't exciting, the MC is derpy, but the world-building is kinda neat and the scratchings at the fourth wall are nice. 

Grammar:
  There are a number of syntactic errors, such as tense/voice issues, but not very many per chapter. They rarely, but sometimes do, cause comprehension errors. The prose itself is well done, though. Very readable.

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There is nothing really spectacular about this novel. There isn't anything spectacularly bad about this novel, either. Liking/disliking this novel is going to be a very individual thing. If you must have plot and plot advancement, this is a bad pick. If you don't want plot and just want to enjoy a calm cultivation journey, this is awesome.

I like it but it needs a bit more something to push it to five star. Maybe that'll happen in the next 150 chapters.

update: Ch. 299. Started seeing some signs of romance, not big signs, but signs. MC does get more forceful, will be neat to see where it goes. Increased the star rating because I've recently (re)read some really, really bad xianxia and realized I rated this one too low. Still not quite 5 star, yet.

deadsea86
Overall

Great for those tired of bad Wuxia

For a cultivation and martial arts style novel I got to admit I love the pacing and the fact that the main character isn't overpowerd always forcing him to carefully think his actions through. But the main character isn't a Mary Sue either so yes he is prone to having a few mistakes every now and then but he almost always learns from the experience leading to some character development which I love. This might not be a perfect 5/5 for everyone but it's so refreshing for me after I got sick of the constant wuxia making it synonymous for a main character to be this "perfect" person that always left me cringing. Anyway I would recommend this novel to anyone into wuxia, world building, and a main character that acts like an actual human being capable of using common sense in order to reason possible consequences leading him to think through his problems rather than muscling his way through obstacles.

TitaniumElephant
Overall

NOICE! [cockney accent] This is really good

Reviewed at: Chapter 141 - Knowledge

I really like this story. This is the cultivation story that I've always wanted to read.  There is just enough of everything to satisfy most people.  It has cultivation, MC that actually uses old world knowledge, crafting, using logic to cultivate, having the MC work for his cultivation and not just getting shit handed to him.  He has fortunate encounters but only because he went to the place where fortunate encounters might be found.  I'm totally going to support the patreon as soon as I get though the free chapters.  Way to go author!