[Disciple] Chapter 166

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Chapter 166: The Jokester Sent by the Heavens

Zhu Yao had never seen a lightning tribulation that was as vast as this. Not only had the entire sky darkened, even the lightning flashes that were inadvertently leaked from within the tribulation clouds, were carrying lightning might that was comparable to the Ascension Lightning Tribulation.

The tribulation clouds brewed for about seven minutes, before releasing the first tribulation lightning bolt. When that lightning bolt appeared, a large white light instantly engulfed a large portion of the sky. That bolt of… No, it could no longer be considered as merely a ‘bolt’, it was already a large piece of lightning. It struck straight down, instantly lighting up the world which were originally in darkness. As though it had suddenly turned into daytime, the light was so piercing to the eyes, one could hardly open them. Not to mention the might of the Heavenly Dao contained with the tribulation lightning was causing everyone’s bodies to tremble entirely.

The many deities were already sitting on the ground to meditate one after another, as they began to comprehend the Heavenly Dao contained within.

The lightning bolts struck one after another. Although Zhu Yao had always specialized in lightning type divine arts, this was still the first time she had ever seen heavenly lightning of such magnitude. If the tribulation lightning bolts did not just strike the person facing the tribulation, under such an incredible lightning might, she wondered how the Divine Realm would end up after getting struck by them?

She rejoiced in secret, as it was great that she was far away from the scene, allowing her to safely watch this mysterious and great natural spectacle. However, these lightning bolts were a little too thick, as though they were becoming thicker with each and every subsequent bolt. Earlier, it was still the size of a bucket, but now, it was becoming more like a tall tower. Eh… Why did she feel that lightning bolt was getting closer?

Hoho! This must definitely be her imagination…

My ass!

That tribulation lightning bolt, was actually striking closer and closer!

“What’s with this lightning might? Why is it approaching here?” The audience of deities realized this irregularity as well.

“Not good, the tribulation lightning bolts are about to strike here.”

“What do we do?”

Earlier, they were still a hundred miles away, but now, they could already sniff a charred smell. The lightning flashes were approaching as well, as the most recent tribulation lightning had struck straight at the foot of the mountain where the Fluorescent Wind Clan was based at, instantly burning the entire forest into crisp. Within one’s entire field of vision was the eye-piercing white lightning flash.

“Run!” Zhu Yao loudly shouted, and only then did everyone react. One after another, those who flew on their swords, flew on their swords, while those who flew on their tools, flew on their tools, as they scattered in the direction opposite of the lightning tribulation. They were afraid that the next tribulation lightning bolt would strike their own heads. After all, this wasn’t a joke. A lightning might at this level, even if it was a late stage Ink Deity, he might not be able to block the next bolt. One would just be waiting for death if he didn’t run.

Seemingly in a blink of an eye, the entire Fluorescent Wind Clan was completely emptied.

Other than Zhu Yao.

Momma’s egg. She had only just woken up, so she did not even have a single flying sword. She was basically unable to fly.

Cheap mother, what happened to the promise of being the clan’s treasured pearl and precious baby? Come back here!

The lightning might of the lightning tribulation once again strengthened, as a terrifying aura instantly engulfed the entire sky above Fluorescent Wind Clan. The tribulation clouds tumbled, and the next tribulation lightning bolt looked as though it was about to strike. Zhu Yao anxiously ran about in circles. It couldn’t be, right? No one told her that the avatar she connected into this time would only last a single day!

Suddenly, a white figure, flew out from that charred forest. Zhu Yao simply felt her waist tightening, and was then instantly brought into a familiar embrace. Within the ice-cold aura was mixed with a slight scorch, the calm and refreshing atmosphere also contained a little bit of soot as well.

“Barbeque! Ah, pui. Master!” Zhu Yao was seemingly able to recognize the person in front of her at first glance, however, he looked different from his usual calm demeanour. He was currently revealing a trace of fatigue, and even his hair was in a slight mess.

He seemed to be scrutinizing her in a hurry, as he probed. “Yu…”

Out of reflex, Zhu Yao’s heart skipped a beat, as she hurriedly covered his mouth. Gritting her teeth, she was frustrated about the word he was about to say next earlier. “Yao!”

His tightly-knitted brows gently slackened, and in an instant, his sunken expression had relaxed quite a bit as well. An impulse rose in the depths of his heart, as though there was something he had to do in order to suppress it. Hence, unhesitatingly, he lowered his head, and pressed against the pair of gentle lips in front of his eyes. In an instant, that strange impulse in the depths of his heart finally dissipated to a large extent.

Before Zhu Yao could even have the time to feel shock at this ten-thousand-year shut-in’s sudden enlightenment, Yu Yan simply gave a light peck on her lips, as he then proceeded to instruct her with a stern expression. “Later, stay a little further away from me, and you must not approach at any costs.”

After saying that, with a push of his hand, Zhu Yao was instantly sent a few dozen meters away by a gentle breeze. And the next heavenly lightning bolt, at this very moment, descended down, speeding straight towards Yu Yan.

So the person facing the tribulation was her master!

“Stay there, nothing will happen!” Yu Yan instructed.

Zhu Yao nodded, as she had absolute confidence in her own master. As expected of her own master, he was already facing the lightning tribulation of a High Deity in such a short amount of time. Although he looked a little fatigued, she believed that her master was able to get through this.

The anxiety she had earlier because she was thrown aside without a flying divine artifact, was instantly swept away. Her master said that she would be fine, then she would definitely be…

Boom!

A gigantic lightning bolt struck towards Yu Yan, and then, in the instant it landed on the ground, it twisted, striking straight onto Zhu Yao’s head.

It was as though she could hear the sound of her trust shattering apart.

“Yu Yao!” Yu Yan’s figure flashed, as he moved towards her.

Zhu Yao, who had already been zapped into black crisp, coughed out a mouthful of black smoke. With dead fish eyes, she looked towards a certain unreliable master, as she faintly threw out these two words. “You liar!” What happened to the promise of being fine? Master, your ‘making a fool out of your disciple’ attribute has levelled up again, right?

“…” Yu Yan did not understand either. Although he had long known of his disciple’s affinity towards lightning spiritual energy had reached a heaven-bending level, he never expected that his own tribulation lightning would actually be guided to her as well? When he ascended back then, he did not see such a situation from her, though? Furthermore… other than her meridians being a little damaged, and her body turning a little charred, she actually did not have any severe injuries!

Just as the next tribulation lightning bolt was about to fall, Yu Yan, however, did not push his disciple to a safe place this time. In any case, to her, it seemed as though there wouldn’t be anywhere safe. Hence, he could only hug his disciple tightly, set down a defensive art, and then used his own cultivation to endure this heavenly lightning bolt alongside her.

However, the heavenly lightning bolts were striking even faster and fiercer, as though they were making desperate attempts to penetrate his defenses. Each subsequent bolt was stronger than the one before, and even Yu Yan was beginning to find it a little hard to defend against them.

Zhu Yao was a little anxious as well. This was her first time seeing her own master having such a powerless moment. Even beads of sweat were showing on his forehead. It could be seen how strong this lightning tribulation was. She did not dare to move. She was lucky with the first bolt, however, she did not dare to say that she could endure a second heavenly lightning bolt. Right now, she could only pray that the lightning bolts would finish zapping as soon as possible. Fortunately, there could only be eighty-one tribulation lightning bolts, as she silently counted in her heart.

Seventy-eight, seventy-nine, eighty, eighty-one!

Zhu Yao revealed a smile, as joy filled her heart. As expected, perseverance was…

Eighty-two, eighty-three, eighty-four…

The hell, what happened to the promised victory? All eighty-one heavenly lightning bolts had already descended! Why were there so many? And they were even striking even faster and harder. A concentrated lightning tribulation like this basically shouldn’t be sustained for this long.

Wu…

The figure beside her who had been an unmoving mountain, suddenly let out a groan. The defensive art surrounding him shook for a moment as well. There were faint traces of it collapsing, and Zhu Yao simply felt an aching in her heart at that moment. “Master…”

Before she could even speak out her worries, the defensive art, under the tribulation lightning bolt with excessive output, had already shattered resoundingly. Yu Yan instantly embraced her tightly in his chest, and the next heavenly lightning bolt sped straight towards his back.

Zhu Yao’s eyes greatly widened. Looking at the relentless tribulation lightning bolt in the sky, in an instant, flames of fury filled her entire being, burning so much so that she had even forgotten everything. As though she was using every little bit of energy within her body, she loudly shouted. “Enough!”

As though it had heard her voice, the tribulation lightning bolt that was about to land on their bodies, suddenly stopped. Just like that, it abruptly stopped in mid-air, as though it was gigantic physically illogical lamp floating in the sky.

“Is there even an end to your zapping!?” The flames within Zhu Yao had already surged all the way into her head, and she no longer cared about it being a lightning tribulation or whatever. Her mind was filled with the impulse to vent off her anger. “What kind of hatred or grudge do you have against me, to zap me like this? All eighty-one heavenly lightning bolts had already descended, and you’re still zapping! Zap, zap, zap, zap your sister!”

In an instant, the sky was deadly silent, even the rumbling thunder earlier could no longer be heard.

Yu Yan: … (My disciple seemed to have done something incredible?)

Zhu Yao: … (I seemed to have done something incredible.)

An instant later, the lightning bolt that stopped in mid-air, with a pzzh sound, as though the switch had been turned off, suddenly dispersed.

Seriously!?

It… seriously ran off after her scolding? Did she obtain some sort of new skill?

Immediately after, a swoosh sound, similar to the sound of something being extinguished, could be heard. Even the constant strands of lightning streaming through the tribulation clouds, had instantly disappeared without a trace. Not even the slightest of lightning flash emitted out ever again.

And then, before the two people could even react.

Huaaa! Rain began to pour. The rain was very mysterious. Clearly, the tribulation clouds had covered the entire sky, yet, the rain only covered a three-step radius around the place where she and her master were standing on, as though it was raining on them on purpose.

The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. “Master… It can’t be crying, right?” It was crying because she scolded it?

“…”

Yu Yan did not reply, however, the rain above their heads began to pour even more fiercely. If it was just a huge rain earlier, then the amount of rainwater now could bring about a flood. The droplets of water could already be connected into straight lines.

Seriously? Did the tribulation clouds have such frail hearts?

Zhu Yao rubbed the rainwater off her face. She raised her head a little helplessly, and looked towards the tribulation clouds above her. “Stop crying!”

When her words fell, not only did the rain not stop, it instead increased in volume. That could no longer be called rain, but simply a pouring of water.

“I already said to stop crying.”

The volume continued to increase… It seemed like before long, it could even sink the entire Fluorescent Wind Clan under a sea of water.

The hell, my explosive temper isn’t enough to persuade you, is that it!?

“You miscounted your zaps yourself, and you’re blaming on me, is that it? What kind of broken heavenly lightning bolts are you zapping then, huh?”

Before Zhu Yao could even finish, the tribulation clouds in the sky began to scatter. In less than fifteen minutes, it was already a clear sky above them, and the tribulation lightning had completely scattered… Except for the rain, no, the water-pouring tribulation cloud above their heads.

Yu Yan had already silently brought up a barrier to use as an umbrella. Zhu Yao raised her head, and looked at that terribly unhappy tribulation cloud. “Why are you still staying around for?”

The moment her voice fell, the water-pouring instantly stopped. Immediately after, that unhappy tribulation cloud speedily floated off into the distant skies, and as it went off, it scattered rainwater all over the place. If one paid attention, one could hear wailing sounds coming from the direction where the cloud floated off.

Zhu Yao’s face darkened.

You must be a jokester sent down by the heavens, right!?

Yu Yan casually cast a Dirt Removal Art, cleaning the two of them who had already turned into drenched chicken. He looked at the person next to him with a complicated expression. What to do? My stupid disciple seems to have a physique that attracts strange occurrences.

Haah, being a master is such a difficult task!


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  • Susan Kuoch

    I love this series so much….thank you for the translations!

  • Feb

    Yay Master is back and he is now a High Deity. I wonder how he will react knowing that his Disciple almost became practitioner pair with an else! Thank you for this chapter, love this series

  • http://xsanguine8.wordpress.com Xsanguine8

    When he finally gets into that tower and tries to get advice from his master, what can any of the Lightning Hall elders possibly use to relate to such a strange disciple?

  • lorraine uy

    Thanks for the chappie! 。゚(゚^ਊ^ํ )゚。

  • Greycat

    … If she ends up with a pet Tribulation cloud I’m going to find a table to flip.

    • Jose Daniel Rangel

      it proly was the same small cloud that appeared on her first tribulation that grew xD

      • Schattenbach

        What’s even more interesting about that is that that cloud was personally produced by a Dragon …
        On that note … so if now Zhu Yao is actually some kind of Phoenix as implied by that vision as well as her easily resisting those tribulation lightnings (extremely tough bodies are charateristics of the God Race, as far as we know, as back then, she should’ve been able to withstand her tribulation without much trouble) as well as those phoenixes possibly being striken by griev due to her death (well … although Fenghuang, Vermillion Bird and Phoenix aren’t exactly the same) as well as Sesame being even more into Zhu Yao (or so it looks … maybe Sesame was just lonely and thsi wasn’t because of being affected by Dragon/Phoenix/other Goid race aura), this might be a play on the usual Dragon and Phoenix relationship. That or Zhu Yao turned yet again into some kind of Dragon and being scoled by another dragon made the dragon that’s (possibly) behind the lightning tribulation sad.

        Anyway … I’m still suspicious as to why there were so many invasions of demonic beasts against that sect … were they trying to recover the comatose body?

        • admira

          I think you might be onto something with the dragon thing. Maybe it was her “baby”? XD

      • Schattenbach

        *What’s even more interesting about that is that that cloud back then was personally produced by a Dragon …

      • blub

        yeah, maybe it was just happy to see her

    • Ron Hombre

      I’m gonna buy a table!

  • Shirira

    This happen to v2.0 also( with dragon) right?
    Will master agian kidnap his disciple again ( like v 2.0 even though her mother forget her) or will the mother remember her child and save her from child trafficker ( lol master) or mother give her daughter hand to yu yan.( sorry for the grammer)

    • Jose Daniel Rangel

      there was that tribulation in her sect that zapped at her some extra bolt, it was to help her on her cultivation as well as the dragon that appeared .. i think she should’ve let the cloud zap her.. she will lack power when the time comes and will have to die again like a noob.. well she doesn’t learn and thats whats funny.
      Finally the serie is back to the weird-cultivation stuff ..man i hated that arc where she was a stone .. that was bs tho funny at first .

      • Milanin

        Yeah… The lightning dragon… It would have been nice if it became her pet, but noo, she told it to run off somewhere else.

    • Milanin

      V2? Wasn’t V2 Soi Sauz?

      • Ryu

        no that was 3, 2 was Little Sister Bun

        • Ron Hombre

          Tremendously correct.

  • oooi

    hand down my favorite novel online. its so funny and at the same thing, endearing to see their interaction LOL =D

  • Katrina-Marie Medrano

    The Tribulation clouds have feelings too. LOL
    Thanks for the chapter.

    • justreading

      This Tribulation Clouds can’t be this cute. Lol

  • greenleaf

    omg.. what a strange world! even tribulation cloud can cry! Thanks scrya!

  • ruubix

    Thanks for the hard work~ As always this series is the one I look forward to the most~

  • nibble nibble nom

    My favorite translation, thank you! Love it!

  • https://stargazingbb.wordpress.com vivi g.

    hilarious! Yeah, her ability to subdue powerful beast can also apply to the heavenly lightning bolts, ahahhahha!

    Thanks for the hardwork!

  • Albedo’s Ahoge~

    Thank you~

    Meng Hao (ISSTH) & Wang Lin (XN) would be surprised at how easily she tamed the Tribulation Lightning.

    • Yup yup

      Meng hao would kidnap her straight up

      • Sarcze

        Would Meng Hao do that? I think Wang Lin’s more likely to kidnap her for her ability to shoo away the tribulation..

  • Lola

    Maaaasteeeeeeeeeerrrr!!! Finally here!
    Is that tribulation cloud jealous or something? Reminds me of sesame a bit. Zhu Yao is a magnet for weird things

  • Andrew L

    And I’m finally caught. Time to go cry in a corner. :'(

    Thanks for the wonderful read so far!

  • Agni

    Being a master is such a difficult task.. only if your disciple is Zhu Yao!!

    Thanks fot new chapter~

  • Edu

    Thanks Scrya and Happy National Day! This series is definitely the best wuxia novel out there. haha..

  • Yup yup

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter,
    Poor tribulation cloud, it was so happy to meet her and it got scolded

  • justreading

    wahahahaha!! Goddamn!! My sides!! Wahaha–@hahahaha!! XD

  • Schattenbach

    The lightning tribulation being that extreme certainly isn’t good … either her master has some kind of heaven opposing fate … or whatever being is behind that lightning tribulation is jealous of his and Zhu Yao’s relationship.

    • Owl

      …I was the little cloud’s kindergarten maths teacher and I can say that he failed maths then too….

      😛

  • poblo

    for this chapter I have nothing to say, except for this, THE HELLLLL!!!. also thanks for the new chapter scrya-sama.

  • Cool Event Corps

    This cloud was abused. Please stop violence toward cloud.

    • Sour Grape

      The cloud was the one abused them first! Zhu Yao scolded it, that cloud cries like its innocent.

      That cloud acts like a green tea bitch!

      • Cool Event Corps

        But that was cloud job, abuse people.

        • Sour Grape

          No, they fly. They just abuse if they want to bully people.

          BAAAAADDDD CLOUD!

  • calamitybones

    For me, who generally isn’t a fan of xianxia lightnovel, this is a gem to read (probably because it spits on xianxia cliché ^^)

    Thanks scrya for allowing me to read it.

  • esya

    she is so loved by lightning since her first incarnation!

  • Hikari

    Thanks for the chaper! XD

  • Owl

    “Cloud, what’s 9×9?”
    “84!”

    🙂

  • Coolkat

    That cloud is way too cute ???????? it looked really anxious to get to ZY lmao

  • Levaentin

    hahaha she made a cloud cry hahaha if she has kids she is gonna be a harsh mom

  • MaliciousBurial

    Hmmm … maybe that Tribulation lightning’s got something to do with Realmspirit? XD

    I think it went like this: master, on the brink of having his tribulation, suddenly sensing the lightnings his stupid discipline sent off, so while being chased by tribulation lightning, he went off to look for her, hence, setting the whole world aflame xD

  • maiha

    haha this was great! I hope Master has levelled-up though.

  • Void

    I’m going to place this comment down right here, just as a bookmark for the chapter that had me giggling like an idiot late at night.
    I kinda forgot that this series can do these sort of stupid jokes. I wasn’t prepared for it.

  • SanitaryCockroach

    Lol, even the weather fears the tongue-lashing Zhu Yao gives. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4ade292a0a50c00d3d4fddb4020c78b5dee1fb5db7faba6b034149954da3de1.gif

  • Jeziel

    No no no corrección ser SU maestro es tarea tan monstruosamente difícil

  • Kamopatamatis

    I’m not a bad tribulation cloud you know.