Wreath of Lilies, Cauldron of Poison

by DrunkMinstrel

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Romance Anti-Hero Lead Female Lead Gender Bender Harem High Fantasy Magic Martial Arts Reincarnation Strong Lead Villainous Lead Xianxia
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Wang Tian Gu, the Tyrant who had massacred countless warrior in Jiang Hu for 600 years had died

Taking with him the Soul Reversing Sutra, one the Eight Treasures of Jiang Hu.


Through a whim of fate, he transmigrated into the body of a misfortunate girl in a world far different from his own.

This new world is ruled by the law of levels, status, and skills. Where heroes and demon lords are born to fight each other. Where beautiful women and handsome men fought for dominance. Where swords and magic clash in a firework of blood and steel.

However, other transmigrators had also planted their roots in this world, bringing with them the blessings and cheats of the gods and goddesses who favors them.

For them, this is a "Game".

For him, this is "Reality".


And now watch as the Heavenly Poison King raise havoc upon this world!

All for the sake of his Dao.

And everything...for the sake of revenge.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: Heavenly Poison King ago
Chapter 1: If this is hell, I'm not impressed. ago
Chapter 2: Cultivation Techniques Vs Job Skills ago
Chapter 3 Fasina the Crimson Firesnake ago
Chapter 4 Body Tempering: Yin Gu Body ago
Chapter 5 : Restarting Cultivation from scratch ago
Chapter 6: Homecoming ago
Chapter 7: Planthorne Fineries, The finest tailor in the kingdom ago
Chapter 8: Trouble at the Hunter's Guild ago
Chapter 9: A True Villain plays the Long Game ago
Chapter 10: The One Behind the Curtain ago
Chapter 11: Illumca's Impending Doom ago
Chapter 12: Windlepoons Concoctions ago
Chapter 13: The Evil Stepmother and the Useless Stepbrother ago
Chapter 14: Prologue to the Treatment Plan ago
Chapter 15: Understanding the Dao ago
Chapter 16: Material Gathering ago
Chapter 17: The Soul Binding Cocoon ago
Chapter 18: Soul Binding Cocoon and the Soul Reversing Sutra ago
Chapter 19: Dao of Twoflower ago
Chapter 20 : Perfection Made Flesh ago
Chapter 21: The Centipede Robe ago
Chapter 22: The truth of the world ago
Chapter 23: A Disciple must Kowtow Three Times ago
Chapter 24: The Hunter's Guild, Again ago
Chapter 25: The Slave Market ago
Chapter 26: The Slave Collar and the First Quest ago
Chapter 27: Not All Meetings are Wonderful ago
Chapter 28: Sakagami Akira ago
Chapter 29: Alabaster Atrium ago
Chapter 30: The Secret of the Steelheart Family ago
Chapter 31: The Fifth Floor and A Shakedown ago
Chapter 32: The First King's Hundred Years Ploy ago
Chapter 33: Cavenjaal, The Water Dragon ago
Chapter 34: Connie VS Hero's Party ago
Chapter 35: The Treant-Golem ago
Chapter 36: Severing Rupa-Khanda ago
April Fool Chapter ago
Chapter 37: The Hero's Bargain with the Devil ago
Chapter 38: A Private Talk ago
Chapter 39: Returning to Cairula ago
Interlude 1: Sidonai the Troubadour ago
Collaboration Chapter: The Golden Sword and Sheath -- PROLOGUE ago
Collaboration Chapter: The Golden Sword and Sheath -- PART 1 ago
Interlude 2: Illumca and the Assassin's Guild ago
Chapter 40 : Our Dao is Heaven Devouring ago
Chapter 41: An eventful morning in Cairula ago
Chapter 42: Mandatory Quest! Save the Maiden of Water ago
Chapter 43: Catching up with the Kidnappers ago
Collaboration Chapter: The Golden Sword and Sheath -- PART 2 ago
Chapter 44: Gelded Flayer ago
Chapter 45: Karshim the Iron Fist ago
Chapter 46: I despise you ago
Chapter 47: Who knows what lies in the heart of a boy? ago
Chapter 48: A Natural Born Monster ago
Chapter 49: Golden Lotus of Prajnaparamita ago
Chapter 50: Wo de lǎopéngyou (My old friend) ago
Interlude 3 : ??? ago
Chapter 51: The Lazy Morning After ago
Character Sheet (up to chapter 50) ago
Chapter 52: The Inevitable Meeting ago
Chapter 53: Allenca Viandros's Request ago
Chapter 54: Allenca Viandros's Determination ago
Chapter 55: As a Teacher, as a Companion ago
Chapter 56: The Circle of Life is Droll ago
Chapter 57: Your Dream for a Price! ago
Chapter 58: Guess Who's Coming for Dinner? ago
Chapter 59: The Slime who Seeks Defeat ago
Chapter 60 : Regret Comes Too Late ago
Collaboration Chapter - The Golden Sword and Sheath Part 3 ago
Chapter 61 The City of Three Rivers, Courandhel ago
Chapter 62: A Civilized Discourse about Architecture ago
Chapter 63: The Calendian Royal Family ago
Chapter 64: A Grave Visit ago

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You won't regret reading this novel.

I'm a person that is obsessed with ideas. The idea of something can make or break something for me. That being said I've read many books revolving around cultivation and many lit-rpg books aswell, so reading this wonderful blend of the genre is leaving me refreshed and raring for more. I hope the author reads my review and will continue writing this for I am very interested in where it will go, even if the protagonist is very over powered the idea is what I'm in love with and the execution is helping all the more.

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Great Start. cant wait for more

i cant give a full 5* as this is still really fresh.  And im hoping this story will continue/  i dont want updates daily as that is very taxing all i want is it to continue for as long as your muse runs strong. 

I am truly looking forward to this as i love odd storys like this one and cant wait for a update notification hopefully soon

as for the aspects of the story im not expert for them and all i can do is recomend this to anyone who is skeptic. im sorry for my poor grammar but i wish to read more

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What if Chinese cultivation and Isekai had a baby

I've always liked comparing the differences to Chinese cultivation stories to the standard adventure story that dominates Japanese stories. This story is the result of a one night stand between them.

It's interesting seeing the whole new powers of Chinese cultivation stories introduced to a more European medieval world. I also am just a fan of stories where the MC uses Poison a fair amount. 

Really, If I had to say one thing I didn't like. It would be a plot development about one of the character's body changing. It really only bugs me to cause things like that has always gotten on my nerves. Other then this one thing, The story is pretty fun.

I do kind of like the MC, At times it seems the story forgot he is an old man (That is probably Hundreds or thousands of years old) I think the story is pretty good with keeping the MC's personality the same throughout the story.

Kind of disappointed we haven't seen more of the magic of the medieval world setting and the MC's first encounters and interactions with a strange new form of force.

I do like seeing the relationship between the MC and the girl he picked up near the start and I like imagining what the future holds for them. I kind of want there to be a story arc about the girl the MC picked up meeting her parents (Although I like the idea the mother actually loves her) and other people who abused her after all this. I also kind of like the idea the girl that died to help the girl the MC picked gets reborn. Maybe as a child between the MC and the girl ( Don't ask how it would work, This is a world with magic after all) I just like the idea of this girl being forced to stay around them.

Overall it's a really fun story.

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Great story, bad grammar

I really like your story, but the grammar is just not up to par. You consistently switch between present and past, which really hurts the flow. There are the occasional wrong forms of words too, but those don't really disrupt the flow too much in my opinion.

The story is still readable since everything else is fine up to now. If one can get past the prologue, which is the chapter with the most errors so far, the rest of the story is much more readable in comparison.

To the author: Most b1-b2 English level can correct most of your mistakes, so you should seriously consider getting one to proofread. I can easily see this story getting a high ranking then.

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Shows great promise!

I was looking around for stories similar to this one and it looks like my search paid off. I like the dynamic the MC has with the world and seeing what happens when two different "systems" clash. 

The pacing has been good so far (reviewing this as of chapter 32) and i really hope it doesn't get bogged down along the way. 

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A concept I haven't seen before

I've seen plenty of cultivation novels before, but never one quite like this, in both the reincarnation and the cultivation method. Add onto that the story being pretty good and you have a winner. 

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Very few novels with elements of Cultivation portray the true ancience and wisdom of multiple-century-old cultivators. As such it is a very welcome surprise to read one where a character over half a millenium, hailing from a cutthroat world of mystic practioners, does not behave like a capricious, sex-obsessed child with questionable morality and large gaps in judgement.Connie's character (which has been my main draw for reading the story) is a refreshing deviation from common wuxia/xianxia tropes and transmigrators in general in as much as her accumulated wisdom actually finds a use in day-to-day dealings and snippets of advice given to other individuals. With a leading character who breaks tropes (sometimes literally) with her knowledge and martial prowess, this has, so far, been a thoroughly enjoyable read.

While Connie is indeed the best example of a realistic fantasy-world denizen, several other characters too have this honour. It is nice to know that 'mob' assassins too have their own lives, dreams and ambitions, not every Holy Maiden is an air-headed Hero-worshipping fanatic and not every fat Priest is a corrupt lesser antagonist. 

All in all, this is to me, a tale where conventional, stereotypical characters do arise, but are rather quickly squashed by their realistic counterparts.

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Excellent novel, niche idea, excited for its future

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The CN xianxia gods were behind JP isekai all along!

The author spins this one quite well, with a unique and gripping plot that's got me eager for more. I really like how xianxia has been mixed in, where the gods that xianxia characters seek to become are messing around in a world creating an isekai litrpg for giggles.

The MC's style is interesting and about recovering her powers; the poison effects add a unique layer to the novel. I did find myself comparing the MC to North Night's black belly miss who is similar as a transmigrated doctor with chilling poisons. The writing style is quite good and we can see subtle hints at future planning implying a steady, well thought-out progression and hopefully not a rushed ending or unnecessary dragging out (item based recovery to full power, because it's about what poison he has).

The language improves significantly to a 5/5 from the earlier chapters where there are various grammatical errors. So don't be discouraged and just autocorrect it in your head; maybe it'll get cleaned up later.

The only thing I didn't really like is the romance. It's shallow, lacks femininity/masculinity, is bizarre in that a large number of women are gay while there aren't any gay men (what a forced world lawl), seems lust prompted, and it doesn't add anything substantial ... I'm just happy it's not the focus of the novel (so far). I question if the gender bender is meant as a quirk like blue hair, a way to have a lesbian harem, for a sterotypical xianxia mc to be bent or bi or something else entirely?

Overall it's a good read if you enjoy warrior fantasy in teenage fiction, and one that I'll be following from now on. At the very least it needs a read-through if you enjoy the genre!

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I can't decide if I like it or not.

The writing is good enough, and though the MC is very OP, I can still imagine the MC losing.
I can't put my finger on it, but something about this story feels extremely creepy. It is hard to enjoy myself when my subconscious is telling me to be very careful around the storyteller.