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Emotional line >> thread of love
Department of purifying souls >> soul purification department
The peerlessly talented demon ba she (1)
Translated by: Niladri
Edited by: Celes
The Section Chief of the Department of Soul Purification was in a good mood since the department had a new recruit. The newcomer’s efficiency was also pretty high. Although the Section Chief daren1 didn’t have time to carefully look at the detailed execution of the newcomer’s mission, he decided so based on the data of the overall system feedback. The new plane was operating stably, and the soul of the client was 100% clean. A bowl of primary Meng Po soup was sent to the Reincarnation Department.[ Meng po – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meng_Po ]
Yesterday at the regular meeting, the Section Chief of Meng Po Department was so happy that the powder on her face almost got wrinkled. She thought that a soul of this intensity, even after purification, needed to at least use high-grade Meng Po soup to rinse their memory and be sent to reincarnation. One must know that the high-grade Meng Po soup was a scarce resource, and parting with even a single bowl would cause her heartache for quite a while. So the Section Chief of the Meng Po department gave the Department of Soul Purification an S in the mutual departmental evaluation process, even though the Department of Soul Purification had not received an S from the Meng Po Department for hundreds of years. [T/N: S>A>B>… not sure if it’s the highest, but it’s quite high]
Advertisement‘Perhaps in this year’s departmental assessment, we might be able to get into the top three,’ the Section Chief thought while happily drinking his tea. However, when he saw the final report of the system assistant 666, the tea in his mouth almost choked him.
“A thread of love has been broken! Is it the thread of love between the sons of fate? Ultimately, this is a diplomatic incident. The Destiny Department will surely come looking for trouble…” The minister’s teacup fell to the table and made a clanking noise.
“No, if the thread of love between the sons of fate is broken, how can this plane run smoothly?” The thread of love between the sons of fate was one of the cornerstones of a plane. If a change occurs, the entire plane would become unstable or even crashes may occur.
The Section Chief carefully examined the operational data of the plane, which was indeed very stable and even stronger and smoother than before.
“Strange, must report this to be researched.” The minister put a ‘pending’ seal on the evaluation column of the closing report.
Whatever went through Lu Heng’s mind on receiving the ‘pending’ evaluation, he repressed it and did not let it show on his face. The work of the Department of Soul Purification was very busy, and Lu Heng soon ushered in his second client.
‘Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling.’ [T/N: 蓬荜生辉: péng bì shēng huī]
When the client came in, Lu Heng had only this phrase in his mind. When the said person sat down opposite to him and tapped the table gently, Lu Heng recovered from his reverie.
The other person was no stranger to this situation. He hooked the corner of the mouth, and the smile startled Lu Heng awake from his absentmindedness: “My name is Zheng.”
Zheng, the king of demons 1 whose original form was the demonic Ba She2, came from a plane where mortals and beings of the demon race resided. He was a demon king, who had lived for tens of thousands of years. He had lost interest in everything in the world. There were only two things in his heart: one was cultivation and ascension, and the other was guarding the demon race. He had a very deep sense of camaraderie with the demon race. The demon race gave him shelter to grow up in when he was young. After becoming a demon king, he took up the burden of guarding the demon race.
When Zheng bumped into a thunder dragon after shedding his skin for the first time and was beaten badly with scars on his entire body and only one breath left, a rabbit demon took him back and nursed him. Later, the rabbit demon fell, and their child was entrusted to him. He raised the little rabbit for three hundred years, teaching her cultivation and providing her all the best resources. The entire demon race thought that this little rabbit was their future queen. No one believed that he only took care of her as a younger generation, including the little rabbit demon herself, called Bai Li.
Bai Li felt that Zheng was very good to her, and her worries increased when she heard rumors among the demon race that Zheng wanted to marry her. After Bai Li read stories about mortals, when Zheng went to seclusion, she decided to “escape the marriage” to find the life she wanted. In fact, the entire demon territory was covered by Zheng’s divine sense, and the departure of Bai Li was no exception. Zheng didn’t put it in his heart. It’s normal for a young adult to go to the world to to gain experience. There were a lot of high-tier magic weapons on Bai Li, so staying alive would not be a problem.
However, when he got the news of Bai Li again, it was through a letter in the paper crane she sent. It said that after she was seriously injured, she was recuperating in a cultivation sect and wanted Zheng to pick her up to return to the demon territory. That trip made Zheng experience a life worse than death, since it was a trap leading Zheng to be imprisoned by the ancient demon locking array of the cultivation sect.
Being imprisoned for one hundred years, that cultivation sect continuously treated Zheng as a source of refining materials for immortality pills of alchemy, drawing blood from him, plucking his scales, peeling his skin and muscles, all these cruel treatments were not enough to exhaust a demon king’s vitality. Zheng saw Bai Li again when she had become a demon king. Bai Li mobilized the demon race saints, forcibly breaking the ancient demon locking array and saving Zheng.
Zheng’s vitality was seriously injured, and he returned to the demon territory to recuperate. The wounds had not healed yet when the demon territory faced disaster, forcing him to come out. It turned out that after he went into seclusion, Bai Li said that she would avenge him and went in search of the people who participated in the event that year. After that, he didn’t know how there was involvement with the holy monk of the Fanyin Temple, only that they had an ill-fated relationship for several years. The holy monk achieved enlightenment, broke their relationship, and returned to Fanyin Temple to lead a pious life. Bai Li couldn’t let it go and pressured the Fanyin Temple to bring forth the holy monk. The holy monk only sent a young Buddhist monk to give his reply to Bai Li, that he did not want to have any Karma with her.
This obsession set Bai Li on the verge of becoming a devil. She half-destroyed Fanyin Temple at the cost of the demon race’s sacred artifact but only obtained the news that the monk had already become a Buddha. The Fanyin Temple was a sacred place for cultivators. This move of Bai Li angered all the sects of the mortal races. So the human race united to destroy the demon race.
The demon tribe lost its sacred artifact, and the demon king was badly hurt. Their strength was not enough even in their heyday*, and they were unable to withstand the cultivators’ offensive. Zheng had no other choice but to stake all in one throw and give his own demon core to the most powerful among the current demon race, Bai Li, and hoped to help her break through and protect the demons. [T/N: idk why, the term ‘11’ was used, idk if it’s a Chinese slang]
Unexpectedly, Bai Li who got the demon core, actually activated the jade rabbit bloodline in her body and stepped into the boundary of ascension. Between ascending and guarding the demon race, Baili chose to ascend to seek the holy monk, and the entire demon race was nearly destroyed in the hands of the humans.
After several thousand years, Bai Li became a demonic immortal and returned to the mortal world to rebuild the demon territory and gave the demon race a formidable sanctuary. The demons who knew the events that year were not in this world anymore. The demons who grew up under the protection of Bai Li naturally regarded her as their savior, and Bai Li became the saint among the demon race. And Zheng, in the records of the demon race, became the chief culprit for the disastrous genocide.
“‘The underworld’s Department of Soul Purification’ No. 666 Lu Heng at your service, and will now confirm your request: guard the demon race so that it does not suffer from the disaster, and you should not become the culprit of genocide in the records. Right?”
Zheng nodded, and suddenly, he looked a little gloomy: “That Bai Li…”
“Sorry, according to the data analysis, Bai Li is the child of destiny of this plane. Our performers can’t remove her; otherwise, it will lead to the plane’s collapse.” Lu Heng immediately understood what he meant.
After a moment of silence, Zheng finally shook hands and reached an agreement with Lu Heng.
* * * * * *
In the southern part of the mainland, there were mountains named Queshan, and the head of the mountains was called Zhaoshan. The mountains were lush and full of grass and valley trees. Wishing grass and bewildering valley trees, these were rare efficacious medicines. Wishing grass had to be eaten in order to cleanse one’s marrows, and the fruit of the bewildering valley tree could clean up one’s ears and eyes, preventing them from getting trapped in illusions and getting lost in bewildering formations. However, no one dared to sneak into this mountain, even though it was a treasure trove, because this was the place where the Ba She demon king practiced. [T/N: Shan = Mountain]
He saw a horse-shaped demonic beast with a tiger pattern rush toward the mountain and stop at the foot of it. It rolled onto the ground and turned into a handsome boy.
The teenager was flustered and pulled out an origami paper bird from his arms and facing the bird, shouted: “My king, my king, there is something to report!”
As soon as the paper bird left the boy’s hand, it turned into a magnificent feathery bird and flew into the mountain. Soon, the bewildering barrier at the foot of the mountain slowly faded away, and a low and hoarse voice resounded in the air: “Speak up.”
The young man took a step forward and the scenery around him changed instantly. When he recovered, he saw a man in a black robe standing in front of him. The teenager only felt that the beauty of the mountains had lost their color in a flash.
The man wore a black brocade gown, and the robe was embroidered with gold threads creating complicated and gorgeous patterns. However, this gorgeous robe could not contain his elegant demeanor. The man’s hair was pitch-black; however, upon a closer look, the black color was suffused with ink blue. His skin was extremely pale, and his lips were quite red. His long eyebrows almost met at the temple with their tails sharp like knives, making him look very swift and fierce. His eyes were slightly sullen, but charming, and their ends were slightly raised. When gazing at people, there was always somewhat a feeling of indifference.
The teenager in front of him had been staring for a long time, and Lu Heng was not surprised. When he first came over, Lu Heng was stunned for a while when he looked at the body. Similar to last time, this appearance also matched Lu Heng’s albeit mixed with some characteristics of the client, such as the white skin, the little mole at the end of the left eye. After this mixture, it somehow turned Lu Heng into a beauty by several times, and it’s no exaggeration to praise it.
“Are you a new member of the Sichuan Deer3 clan?” Lu Heng had been in seclusion for hundreds of years. This boy should be the demon of this century.
“Answering, answering Your Majesty’s words, yes, yes, this little demon is called Lu Youyou.” The boy recovered, realizing that he was staring at the noble demon king, and his face was flushed. [T/N: You you is the sound deers make like moo/meow]
For the newborn demons, Lu Heng has always been tolerant. He hooked his lips: “Speak, what is it?”
“Ah, my King, this is the case.” Seeing Lu Heng’s soft look, Lu Youyou relaxed. “This year, my clan is responsible for dealing with the outside world. I found this royal paper bird when I was sorting out the outside communications today .”
Lu Han took out a black-gold coloured paper bird from his sleeve, which was Lu Heng’s special contact paper bird. In addition to Lu Heng, this type of paper bird was only with Bai Li that are now traveling outside. It seems that he has arrived at the time when Bai Li said that she was saved by the cultivation sect, clearly enticing Lu Heng to come out.
Cultivation fantasy world, difficult,confusing terms and personal reasons will lead to weekly/ bi weekly late updates. Thank you Helli and vin for explaining the terms. And thank you Celes for editing this arc 🙂