Cultivating Earth

by Cromethus

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Martial Arts Multiple Lead Characters School Life Slice of Life Super Heroes Urban Fantasy Wuxia Xianxia
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Zhao Gang, after hundreds of thousands of years cultivating, has finally reached the penultimate threshold. He is ready to ascend to the level of True Immortal. 

Driven by the need for a place his enemies won't find him, Zhao Gang puts together an audacious plan. He has developed a revolutionary new formation which will allow him to ascend while on even the lowest planes. To avoid drawing attention, he has to choose a plane that is relatively desolate, however.

He chooses Earth. Fast forward three thousand years.  Zhao Gang discovers what his work has wrought - a cultivation-free culture that has delved the deep mysteries of creation - he can't help but think how this tiny little planet devoid of natural energy could affect the course of all creation.

There's only one problem. For that to happen, he has to succeed in cultivating Earth.


Notes: Chinese names should be ignored in the social context - they don't mean anything. Sorry for slaughtering such a beautiful tradition.

This novel starts off slower than most. If the slow-roll isn't your thing, you might want to give this a pass. If it's not for you, I understand. Also, releases may be broken up into smaller chunks. The goal is 5k words, but definitely more than 4k. If you see a short release, be aware that more is probably coming.

 I'll be honest and say that I'm struggling with each new scene, if only because I want to balance the scope of vision with good pacing. I hope the work I put into it is worthwhile.

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Oozing With Potential

 I have read my fair share of xianxia and wuxia styled novels, both on this site, and from translation websites. Some have been very enjoyable, but the genre can start to seem a tad too formulaic when looking at some of the most popular works. Kind of like a lot of isekai nowadays. 

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is that this story does not seem formulaic in any sense of the word. Instead, it feels like a beautiful meeting between two worlds. One, a story of us and our amazing abilities to survive and thrive on this planet purely based on our own ingenuity. The other, an interconnected series of realms of varying levels, with all the face-smacking, family-line-ending, sect-destroying, eyes-unable-to-see-Mt. Tai culture and action you are accustomed to seeing in the genre.

We see all of this through the eyes of our main character, who has thrived in the latter world, but experiences shock and awe at witnessing the former. Watching how this novels marries the concepts of science, modern social norms, and human ingenuity with spirit energy, cultivation, and the martial path is simply amazing. All I can think to describe the potential of this story are various synonyms for amazing. Spectactular? Breathtaking? I think you get the point. This story has so much potential, and is most definitely worth the read.

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Western cultivation tends to be more original

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Good story idea? Yes

New look on the stale cultivation style? Yes 

Good writing? Yup

While this story Is still brand new from what I have seen of the first scene it will be great