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Glossary

*Note*: All characters, places, objects are sorted based on when they appeared in the novel. Also, this glossary is still incomplete, encompassing only about the first 30 chapters of the novel, but the complete cultivation levels till the Qing-Yun Realm is here, for those who are asking for it. I will be updating glossary by December, hopefully, with the entire cast up to the latest chapter.

Characters:

Ye Xiao
• MC, came from Qing-Yun realm
• aka. Xiao Monarch
• Son of Northern General Ye Nan-Tian in the Kingdom of Chen
• Reached peak of Daoyuan in prior life
• One of the three foppish lords

Ye Nan-Tian
• Ye Xiao’s current father
• Northern General of the Kingdom of Chen

Lan Lang-Lang
• Son of the Southern General
• One of the three foppish lords
• Inflicted with favus
• Lang: A word refers to 浪, means sea waves

Zuo Wu-Ji
• Minister Zuo’s son
• One of the three foppish lords
• Considered as the number one black ship for selling his family’s jade ruyi for such a low price

Ning Bi-Luo
• Titled “Number 1 Killer in the world” (Land of Han-Yang)
• Leader of the Tu-Tian Group, number one killer group in the world

Su Ye-Yue
• Prince Hua-Yang’s daughter
• Ye Xiao’s fiancee

Egg
• An important character in the future

Feng Zhi-Ling
• Another identity of Ye Xiao (a very important one)
• Ye Xiao used this identity to sell Supreme Dan in the Ling-Bao Hall Salesroom
• He appeared as the apprentice of a heaven-defying dan-maker to Gu-Jin Long

Minor Characters:

Guan Wan-Shan
• The organizer of the auction where Ye Xiao first sold his Pei-Yuan Dan

Wang Xiao-Nian - Wang Da-Nian’s son, involved in poisoning Ye Xiao

Wang Da-Nian - Wang Xiao Nian’s father, involved in poisoning Ye Xiao

Mu Cheng-Bai
• Part of the Mu Clan
• Crown Prince’s elder brother-in-law/Brother of the Crown Princess

Sects/Clans:

Places:

Land of Han-Yang - A realm known as the mortal world where Ye Xiao’s second life starts, which is far below the Qing-Yun Realm. People who lives here are all normal persons or low-level cultivators

Qing-Yun Realm - One of the realms that lie in the sky above the mortal world, where Ye Xiao lived in his prior life.

Kingdom of Chen - A kingdom in the mortal world - Land of Han-Yang, where Ye Xiao’s present father Ye Nan-Tian is a general.

Ling-Bao Hall Salesroom - the biggest auction in the Kingdom of Chen

Chen-Xing City - Kingdom of Chen’s Capital

Shan-Hua House - a brothel where Ye Xiao got poisoned

Hui-Tian Street - The market was on a street which was over six miles long and at least half of the stores in it were selling herbal medicine. The others were either clinics or stands that were selling medical equipment. Most of the people walking on this street were wearing fierce expressions.

Cultivation Levels:

*From lowest to highest*

Land of Han-Yang
Grade of Renyuan
• The nine levels in the Grade of Renyuan were the nine steps to become a hero. (Chapter 9)

Grade of Diyuan
• The nine levels in the Grade of Diyuan were like nine mountains that were, one after the other, harder and harder to climb. (Chapter 9)

Grade of Tianyuan
• The nine levels in the Grade of Tianyuan were like nine different clouds at various heights while each upgrade equaled a step closer to heaven! (Chapter 9)


Qing-Yun Realm:

Grade of Lingyuan

Grade of Mengyuan

Grade of Daoyuan


Items

Pure Heavenly Crystal
• Something which exists in the legends. It takes 10 thousand years to shape up and then another 1000 years to grow 1 inch.
• Ye Xiao found this in Zuo Wu-Ji’s house

Techniques:

Laughing Eight Blast (Chap. 6) - ‘With a sharp sound, a powerful wind was created followed by a burst of purple light.’

Long Sky Laugh (Chap. 6) - ‘With a sound of a sword being unsheathed, the space in front of him distorted into a familiar shape. He had actually conjured a sword from thin air! When the spiritual power turns into the sword, everything becomes his weapon!’

One Laughter in Skyline - a movement skill which, during his prior life, could let him go dozens of miles

Pure Yang Martial Arts - a type of martial art for men that requires the user to protect his chastity, otherwise his cultivation would diminish, Ye Xiao practiced this in his prior life

East-rising Purple Qi
• More information at Chapter 8
• “Peerless lord in the world and foremost spirit in chaos!” The ten Chinese words are “天地无双主,混沌第一灵!”
• A sphere Ye Xiao had accidentally stumbled upon in the Death Domain in the Qing-Yun Realm
• “天地初始,紫气东来,是为万物之母,滋润苍穹⋯⋯此紫气提聚之法,正心正神,我心为天,阴阳转动,三光合一,灵台冰清,紫气东来。”(At the beginning of the universe, there was a purple qi rising from the east. It is the mother of the world and the benefactor of the firmament… The method of cultivating the purple qi strengthens the heart and refines the soul. My heart is the heaven; Yin and Yang are revolving; three lights are converging; my soul is crystal clear; the purple qi rises from the east.)


Important Terms:

One’s energy center - Refer to the dantian in Chinese, at or below the navel in one’s body.

Sword breath - The manifestation of energy from a sword that will come out when the sword moves.

Jing and Mai - Jing is the Chinese word for “essence”, specifically kidney essence. Mai is vein.

Acupoints - are locations on the body that are the focus of acupuncture, acupressure, sonopuncture and laser acupuncture treatment. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, several hundred acupuncture points are claimed to be located along what practitioners call meridians.

Dan - One kind of medicine, mostly with miracle efficacy. Pellet-shape pills. There are nine grades of dan and only those over grade 7 release a dan mist. At the highest grade 9, this dan mist would even contain visible dan veins. “However, only the legendary, limit breaking dan that had broken through the limits of the ninth grade could produce… the legendary dan cloud! This was — something that could only be produced by the supreme immortals from myths — the legendary magical grade 10 dan!” (Chapter 11)

Qi of life - A form of qi which is found in all living beings.

Ni-Wan Acupoint - An acupoint on the crown of the head.


Miscellaneous Stuff:

Qing-Ming Fruit Poison - One kind of poison that only exists in the Qing-Yun Realm

Ben Cao Collection - A Chinese medical book from the old days. Ben Cao means all plants.

Favus - a disease usually affecting the scalp, but occurring occasionally on any part of the skin, and even at times on mucous membranes.

Ruyi - a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore.

Zuo Xiang Fu - The Chinese pronunciation of 左相府, which means the House of the Minister - the house of the Minister Zuo.

*In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yang means male in gender. Pure Yang Martial Art is only for boys - males never have sex, to cultivate.

Sedan chair - A wheelless vehicles, a type of human-powered transport, for the transport of persons.

Fist and palm salute - To cup one's hands in obeisance or greeting. The right hand is clenched in a fist. The left hand thumb is bent, and the four fingers are stacked and straight. The palm of the left hand is placed over the fist.

Perfect-five - Used to describe Feng Zhi-Ling because he has five qualities maxed out- The most honorable, the most handsome, the most unrestrained, the most elegant and the most magnanimous

Ganoderma - A genus of polypore mushrooms that grow on wood, and they include about 80 species, many from tropical regions.

Er - The pronunciation of the Chinese character “二”. It means the number two and double, it also means stupid.

Hui-Tian Street - Hui-Tian is 回天 in Chinese. It means to save a desperate situation.


Metaphors and Idioms:

1. Swallow ... with one’s teeth and blood: A metaphor, means someone have gotten through something bad but can not say a word about it.
2. A wonderful housewife could never cook a meal if she had no rice: Something like if you have no hand you can't make a fist. Cooked rice is the essential food in Chinese meals.
3. Keeping the casket and giving back the pearl: A Chinese idiom. It is an analogy meaning a lack of judgment and making the wrong decisions. It also refers to people who attach more importance to the appearance than the inner beauty or the quality.
4. Looking for a bone in an egg: A Chinese idiom. The phrase means trying deliberately to find a fault with someone or something faultless. The idiom is often used to describe someone who is very picky, who finds faults with others on purpose.


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