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Thunder Martial Glossary/Wikipedia[Created by Cc]
1st arc: Betrayed (Chapters 1-10)
2nd arc: Tournament (Chapters 11-27)
3rd arc: Settling Debts (Chapters 30-36)
4th arc: Spirit Medicine Garden (Chapters 37-???)
Our beloved mc. Known to others as an extremely cautious and cunning individual. Is also described as ‘very handsome’, though handsome men seem to be a common sight in this world. He is very intelligent, and has outsmarted his opponents on several occasions. Status: Alive
“That’s right. Brothers are meant to be betrayed when there’s a benefit.”
The former best friend of Zi Chen. He was as close as a brother to Zi Chen. He betrayed Zi Chen for a 500-year-old Snow Ginseng to gain the favour and support of Wang Xiong, a senior in the Inner sect. Despite his vicious personality, he did regard – no matter how little – Zi Chen as a friend and held some guilt towards betraying Zi Chen. He intended to leave Zi Chen alive after betraying him until the Lin brothers convinced him otherwise. He is an opportunist and utilitarian who believes that everything can be abandoned as long as there is a net benefit. Killed by Zi Chen. First appearance in Chapter 1. Status: Dead
Lin Hao: One of the persons that cooperated with Zhao Can in backstabbing Zi Chen and the younger of the Lin brothers. Doted on by his older brother. Was killed by Zi Chen. First appearance in Chapter 1. Status: Dead
“In your eyes, brothers are just there to be betrayed. But in my heart, ‘brother’ means brother. And as brothers, there is a need to treat one another with absolute sincerity.”
One of the persons that cooperated with Zhao Can in backstabbing Zi Chen and the older of the Lin brothers. Held a very close relationship with his younger brother. Despite what others may think, he has a fierce code of morals and firmly believes that brothers should be ‘treated with absolute sincerity’. Went on to seek vengeance for his younger brother and was killed by Zi Chen shortly after. First appearance in Chapter 1. Status: Dead
“Hahaha!” His brother’s corpse was beside him, but in this moment, Wang Xiong was not angry. No, he was laughing.
A senior in the Inner sect. Zhao Can betrayed Zi Chen for a 500-year-old Ginseng to obtain the favour of Wang Xiong. First mentioned in Chapter 1, and one of the more prominent antagonists. He is an utilitarian like Zhao Can and thinks the same way as him. Status: Dead
Steward Zhang: Caretaker of the Ling Wu sect. Ranked below the Inner sect disciples but above the Outer sect disciples. Has an amiable personality. Side character. Status: Alive
Wang Meng: Wang Xiong’s younger brother. Status: Undetermined, but likely Alive
Fu Jie: Follower of Wang Meng. Was later sent to deal with Zi Chen. Status: Dead
Chi Ming: Follower of Wang Meng. Was later sent to deal with Zi Chen. Status: Dead
Su Mengyao: Number one disciple of the inner sect. Beautiful and talented, even core disciples have their eyes set on her. She seems to show a little interest in Zi Chen, but nothing further. She is set to be engaged to Chen Feng and promoted to a core disciple along with him. Although she appears to be all looks and simply relies on Chen Feng’s status, it is an open secret that her status is not so simple. Elders have ceded to her on multiple occasions and Chen Feng himself is courteous towards here. She has a kind character, and is hesitant to kill unless needed to. Status: Alive
“Hmph. Utterly shameless. I think that it’s better if you go and serve your senior brother yourselves. Go and blow his flower.”
Second harem member. They met when Zi Chen found her at the foot of a mountain, injured. Zi Chen then carried her back to the sect. Since then, it is heavily hinted that she has developed feelings for Zi Chen. She is backed by Su Mengyao’s sister, cares very deeply for Zi Chen and has given her unconditional support to Zi Chen on multiple occasions. Despite her attractive appearance, she has a rather sharp tongue, and her insults are known to be particularly malicious. Personally, I think she’s best girl. Status: Alive
Miao Kong: A close friend of Zi Chen’s, though he did not seem to get along well with Zhao Can when the latter was still alive. He cares deeply for Zi Chen as a brother (not blood-related), even saving Zi Chen on multiple occasions. While he is often overshadowed by his peers (who tend to be geniuses/monsters in cultivation), it is also implied that he is not as simple as he is depicted. This has been taken note by only a few people, Su Mengyao and Zi Chen. He is also mysterious, and hides many secrets. How he obtained his powerful movement technique (Chapter 54) and why he has no need for contribution points is a mystery, even to Zi Chen and Zhang Haotian. Status: Alive
Chen Feng: Personal disciple of the Ling Wu sect’s patriarch, and one of Su Mengyao’s many chasers. Apparently he has looks that can make other men gay for him. He has a cunning and smart mind. Growing tensions between him and Zi Chen and foreshadowing make him out to be future antagonist material. Status: Alive
Liu Yang: One of Zi Chen’s few friends. Not much is mentioned about him. He later attempted to betray Zi Chen for a pill. Status: Dead
Lin Mi: Wang Meng’s lackey. Dude who splashed shit on Zi Chen’s hut. Was later the one who found Zi Chen when he left the sect to train his Thunderbolt Finger technique in peace. In a strange twist of circumstance, he was the reason for killing Wang Xiong and gang. Guess he got the last laugh. Status: Dead
Ke Xue: Random dude who was stepped on by Zi Chen. Side character.
Wu Ling: Side character.
Yi Hong Sheng: Side character.
Wu Sheng: A brilliant cultivator who has clashed with Zi Chen during the Tournament arc. Not much is mentioned about him, but he seems like a future rival. He was deemed more suitable for the position of core disciple, despite bagging only second place in the tournament. His talent is noted to rival that of Zi Chen’s and Chen Feng’s, and he was favoured by the elders. Tensions remain between him and Zi Chen. Status: Alive
Elder Wu: Second Elder in the Ling Wu sect who holds enmity towards Zi Chen for making him lose face with the other elders. He plans to get his revenge on Zi Chen. Status: Alive
Wang Huachu: Side character.
Liu Guandou: Side character.
Tong Xuan: Side character.
Guan Yun: Side character.
Lu Ben: Side character.
Luo Fei: Side character.
Lin Mingchuan: Side character.
Liu Lusheng: Side character.
Pang Lujia: Side character.[Most of the above side characters appeared in Chapter 19-21, the tournament arc. Their losses and wins can be viewed there.]
A disciple in the Inner sect who embezzles contribution points and pills. He attempted to embezzle contribution points away from the official competition reward that Zi Chen was supposed to receive. When forced by Zi Chen to return Zi Chen’s contribution points, he gave the first-rank Thunderbolt Finger martial technique to Zi Chen in retaliation as it was considered a bootless technique.
His status in the inner sect is relatively high due to his accumulated wealth through embezzling. Even Wang Xiong answers to him. He later supported Wang Xiong’s attempts to kill Zi Chen with his wealth. Ironically, all his attempts to undermine Zi Chen have ended in failure and have only served for Zi Chen’s growth. Status: Alive
Wei Lin: A disciple at the seventh Zhen Qi layer. He is close with Wang Xiong, and cooperated with him in an attempt to kill/cripple Zi Chen under the guise of a challenge. He was badly injured. Status: Alive
Luo Mu: Retard that tried to steal Zi Chen’s newly gained Zhen Qi pills after he won the fight against Wei Lin. He makes a reappearance in the Spirit Medicine arc and persuades the Ten Seeds to kill Zi Chen after Zi Chen deliberately spared him. He has a rather glib tongue, and is good at coercion. Status: Dead
Cao Kai: At the peak of the seventh Zhen Qi layer. Lackey of Wang Meng hired to kill Zi Chen. Status: Dead
Yi Ping: At the seventh Zhen Qi layer. Lackey of Wang Meng hired to kill Zi Chen. Status: Dead
Lin Chuan: One of the people that Wang Xiong brought to kill Zi Chen in the Solitary forest. Status: Dead
Qi Yuan: One of the people that Wang Xiong brought to kill Zi Chen in the Solitary forest. Was ambushed and had his neck snapped by Zi Chen when he was sleeping. Status: Dead
Po Luo: One of the people that Wang Xiong brought to kill Zi Chen in the Solitary forest. Has a good relationship with Qi Yuan. Status: Dead
Liu Chen: One of the bigshots in the inner sect with a status on par with Luo Men. Side character.
Luo Fei: Another person that’s named Luo Fei. Apparently he’s Luo Men’s uncle, and helps Luo Men get out of the occasional pinch. Status: Alive
Elder Chen: Great elder of Ling Wu sect. Zhenyuan realm.
Elder Zhang: Great elder from Black Tortoise sect. Zhenyuan realm.
Elder Ge: Great elder from Zhan Wu sect. Zhenyuan realm.[The above elders were responsible for joining hands in opening the Spirit Medicine Garden.]
Ling Yun: Future sect master of Zhan Wu sect. Status: Alive
Wu Hong: Future sect master of Black Tortoise sect. Status: Alive
“This was a human, but it crawled on the ground and moved on four limbs, as if it was a ferocious beast instead. Its clothes were darkened with black bloodstains. A pair of eyes glowed a bloodthirsty red instead of normal black. His whole body, from head to toe, was filled with a savage aura.”1
Number one inner disciple in the Ling Wu sect and the main antagonist of the Spirit Medicine Garden arc. First of the ‘Ten Seeds’, he later leads the role of the tragic character when the Ten Seeds are decimated by Zi Chen and gang.
The sole survivor of Zi Chen’s and his friends’ massacre, he goes half-mad after the rest of the Ten Seeds (his sworn brothers) sacrifice their lives to help him survive. He is further pushed off the edge of insanity; the final straw that broke the camel’s back was when he discovered a beast (a black leopard) scavenging his brothers’ corpses. He tears apart the beast savagely before falling into full insanity, turning into a half-man and half-beast.
He killed everything he came across in the Spirit Medicine Garden, cultivators and monsters alike. It is written that he killed male cultivators directly, raped female cultivators before killing them and tore apart beasts he came across. He managed to break through to Xiantian realm after swallowing numerous spirit medicines, before gaining partial sanity.
He later attempted to rape Su Mengyao and Lin Xue in front of Zi Chen for revenge under Ling Chen’s scheme. However, he finally met his well-deserved demise when the Xiantian demonic beast guarding the Spirit Water Flower attacked him. He was eventually killed after an intense battle spanning over 12 hours. Status: Dead
Liu Yu: Ranked second of the ‘Ten Seeds’ of Ling Wu sect (the strongest disciples in the inner sect). Was later killed by Zi Chen and friends, when he sacrificed himself to buy time for Xu Yan, the first Seed. His desperation to trade his life for Xu Yan was so strong that his fingernails pierced Zi Chen’s skin, a remarkable feat as Zi Chen had a body equivalent to a beast of the ninth-rank at that time. Status: Dead
“Hmph, kill, kill. If everyone dies it would be the best.”
Number one inner disciple in the Zhan Wu sect. He was later sought out by Xu Yan in a desperate bid to take revenge for his dead brothers. He did not seem to empathise with Xu Yan’s plight, unlike the disciples from Black Tortoise sect. He is dangerously intelligent, and was the true main antagonist behind the Spirit Medicine Garden arc. He orchestrated the whole fight for the Spirit Water Flower, killing numerous cultivators and almost obtaining the Spirit Water Flower for himself in the process. Some Zhan Wu sect disciples also died under his schemes, and the deaths of his fellow sect disciples seemed to be taken into account before he carried out the plan. Status: Alive
Xie Qiu: One of the top inner disciples in the Zhan Wu sect. Status: Alive
Mu Yi: One of the top inner disciples in Black Tortoise sect. He has a strong sense of justice and conscience. Like Lu Peng, he deeply pitied Xu Yan after watching him fall into insanity. He joined in the fight against Xu Yan after Lu Peng moved to support, and was enraged when the other disciples did not help. Status: Alive
Liang Guang: One of the top inner disciples in Black Tortoise sect. Status: Alive
Zhang Haotian: A brilliant disciple of Zhan Wu sect, as well as close friend of Zi Chen’s. However, he is ostracised by his peers in the Zhan Wu sect. He met Zi Chen when Zi Chen saved him from Zhan Wu’s inner sect disciples. He was initially cold and rude to Zi Chen, but opened up after Zi Chen risked his life to protect him. Status: Alive
Ling Fei: Someone that Zi Chen stole a rank 1 weapon from. Cousin of Ling Chen. Was later held hostage by Zi Chen. He is a disciple of the Zhan Wu sect. He later makes a reappearance in Chapter 63, appearing to support Ling Chen. Status: Alive
Chen Qi: Ninth Zhen Qi layer cultivator from the Zhan Wu sect. Gave chase after Zi Chen stole Ling Fei’s weapon and fled. He later reappears in Chapter 63, shown accompanying Ling Fei and reintroduced as Ling Fei’s bodyguard, along with Tai Kai. He is noted to have lost an arm from his short scuffle with Zi Chen in earlier chapters, and harbours a deep grudge towards Zi Chen for that.
Tai Kai: Ninth Zhen Qi layer cultivator from the Zhan Wu sect who attempted to ambush Zi Chen. He later reappears in Chapter 63, shown accompanying Ling Fei and reintroduced as Ling Fei’s bodyguard along with Chen Qi.
Zhen Hua: Inner sect disciple in the Zhan Wu sect. Attempted to kill Zi Chen and Zhang Haotian in the Spirit Medicine Garden. Seems to share a close relationship with his fellow ‘brothers’ (not blood-related) like Thin Monkey. He was incensed when Zi Chen killed Thin Monkey, and was prepared to fight to the death to take Zi Chen down with him. Status: Dead
Thin Monkey: Inner sect disciple in the Zhan Wu sect. Attempted to kill Zi Chen and Zhang Haotian in the Spirit Medicine Garden. Was ambushed by Zi Chen and eventually killed, although he put up a good struggle and was cautious. Status: Dead
“I order all tenth Zhen Qi Layer disciples of the Black Tortoise Sect to kill Xu Yan. This man is insane. After he kills Zi Chen, we might be next.”2
Another genius of the Black Tortoise sect, who admires Zi Chen and Zhang Haotian. He agreed to support Xu Yan in his revenge because he was afraid of Xu Yan’s retaliation. However, he is also cunning, and only did so to placate Xu Yan, knowing that Zi Chen and his friends would have left the area they had killed the Seeds, which meant a real fight wouldn’t have broken out. He has a strong conscience and sense of justice, and deeply pitied Xu Yan after watching him fall into insanity. He was the first person to support Zi Chen even though: 1; he could have fled, 2; the matter did not concern him, and 3; many of his fellow peers were dying in their attempts. He was irate when the other disciples did not step in to help Zi Chen. Status: Alive
Chen Chong: Attacked Su Mengyao and Lin Xue and had intentions to rape/molest them. Was later crippled by Su Mengyao, though spared. Status: Alive, but crippled.
Zhao Cong: A famous expert in the Black Tortoise sect, ranked third in the inner disciples of his sect. He was sent to test the waters of the monster guarding the Spirit Water Flower. He died in his attempt to battle the monster, despite his best attempts to flee upon contact. Status: Dead
Zi Chen’s known cultivation techniques:
Heavenly Thunder Body Tempering technique: A Zhen Qi cultivation method for Qi as well as a body tempering method. Zi Chen obtained it shortly after he was betrayed by Zhao Can.
Zi Chen’s known martial techniques:
Martial techniques are split into three grades.
Third-rank Fierce Tiger Fist: Has three forms. Respectively, they are: Fierce tiger Going Down the Mountain, Fierce Tiger’s Roar, Fierce Tiger Pounces on Prey. Lets off a roar when used. After Zi Chen comprehended it fully, the power was on par with a rank-two martial technique.
Third-rank Flowing Cloud Step: A footwork/movement technique.
First-rank Thunderbolt Finger: Although acknowledged widely as the strongest first-rank martial technique in the Ling Wu Sect, it is also considered the most useless martial technique. It was allegedly a Xiantian-level martial technique, but was incomplete as several moves had been lost. Unfortunately, due to nobody being able to master the technique, it was regarded as useless. Despite its reputation as ‘useless’, 200 contribution points is needed to exchange for it in the Ling Wu sect.
First-rank Ethereal Step: Costs 100 contribution points to exchange for in the Ling Wu sect. Miao Kong stole this technique from Luo Men for Zi Chen.
First-rank Streaming Light Sword: NIL.
Miscellaneous martial techniques:
Third-rank Wind Chopping Blade/Slashing Wind Blade: A blade in the form of a gale. (Lin Ying, Lu Ben)
Third-rank Spirit Snake Sword: The weapon in your hand strikes like a snake. (Zhao Can)
Third-rank Flowing Cloud Step: A footwork martial technique that appears to be popular with the outer disciples due to its low rank. It is difficult to fully comprehend. (Zi Chen, Miao Kong)
Third-rank Iron Fist: NIL (Fu Jie, Ke Xue)
Second-rank Starburst Fist/Star Exploding Fist: Not much is mentioned about it but it is one of the more common martial techniques in the Ling Wu sect due as it is powerful. (Wu Sheng, Po Luo)
Second-rank Overlord Step: NIL (Wu Sheng)
Second-rank Mountain Splitting Palm: Consists of nine moves, with each increasing in subsequent intensity. (Wang Meng, Wang Xiong)
Second-rank Thousand Illusions Palm: Conjures many images of illusionary palm strikes. (Lin Xue)
Second-rank Rolling Stone Fist: A martial technique capable of both attacking and defending. It attacks like a rolling stone; the attack gets stronger and stronger as it gains momentum. (Wei Lin)
Second-rank Stone Splitting Palm: NIL. Unsure if it is another name for Mountain Splitting Palm.
Second-rank Flowing Frost Step: NIL
Second-rank Burst Step: NIL
Second-rank Moving Cloud Step: A movement technique one rank higher than Flowing Cloud Step and more profound in terms of comprehension. (Lin Xue)
Second-rank Titan Fist: NIL (Cao Kai/Yi Ping)
First-rank Ethereal Step: NIL. Costs 100 contribution points to exchange for in the Ling Wu sect.
First-rank Cloud Shifting Palm: NIL (Chen Qi)
First-rank Mountain Splitting Saber: NIL (Tai Kai)
First-rank Heavenly-Tyrant Fist: Hardest and strongest martial technique of Zhan Wu sect to learn. (Zhang Haotian)
First-rank Divine Vajra Palm: Hardest and strongest martial technique of Black Tortoise sect to learn. (Lu Peng)
Zi Chen’s Equipment:
Zi Chen’s cultivation levels:
Zhen Qi is divided into 10 layers.
First Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 5
Second Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 6
Third Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 8
Fourth Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 14
Fifth Zhen Qi layer:
Sixth Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 25
Seventh Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 33
Eighth Zhen Qi layer: Chapter 39
Rank-four beast: Chapter 6
Rank-five beast: Chapter 14
Rank-seven beast: Chapter 26
Ling Wu sect: The sect which Zi Chen belongs to.
Zhan Wu sect: A sect that shares close relationships with Ling Wu sect and Zhan Wu sect. The disciples are known to be cruel and crass in behaviour.
Xuan Wu sect: (I am not too sure if Xuan Wu sect is Black Tortoise sect. Will check if I remember to.)
Black Tortoise sect: A sect that shares close relationships with Ling Wu sect and Zhan Wu sect. The disciples are known to have better character than others, the polar opposite of Zhan Wu sect.
Rank 5 Ice Bear
Rank 8 Blazing Tiger
500-year-old Snow Ginseng: A type of food that aids with cultivation after consumption. Helped Zi Chen recover his dantian.
200-year-old Spirit Elixer: NIL
1,500-year-old Spirit Water Flower:
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