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  1. Rec *

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    The Nie sect’s ancestors were butchers; that lowly heritage is well known and widely celebrated, much to the not-entirely-concealed disdain of some of the more refined, gentlemanly sects. Butchers at home and butchers at war – everyone knows that.

    What’s rather less well known is that the third sect leader, colloquially known among his descendants as ‘that idiot’, rather heroically saved an imperial princess in battle and then – and this was why he was that idiot – married her. She was a proper princess, too, the true-born daughter of the emperor; other sects might see that as a good thing, since for all that cultivation sects saw themselves as being above petty things like the politics of the common folk, a princess was still a princess.

    The Nie did not.

    The reason for this was quite simple. What does a cultivation style that already incorporates an increased chance of death through anger most assuredly does not need?

    The blood of the eight-clawed dragon, that’s what.

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    11 Jul 2020

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    Could you eat respect, if you were hungry? Would respect keep you warm at night when you were freezing? If a sword were held to your throat, could respect block it?

    When the laughter of your enemies filled your ears, could the respect of a single man let you ignore it? Did it really matter so much, to have someone see you as you truly were and to still decide you were worth something?

    …yes. It seemed that it did.

    (in which Meng Yao, who'd never met a single moral in his life, decides nevertheless to be a good person)

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    10 Jul 2020

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    Everyone has their own theories about how Jiang Cheng, of all unlikely people, got the opportunity to become a god.

    They're all wrong.

    It started with a kind act - and a story.

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    10 Jul 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 99

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    "You can't seriously be suggesting that we elect Sect Leader Yao to be Chief Cultivator!"

    “I don’t see the problem,” Nie Mingjue said, heroically maintaining a straight face despite the slightest curve in his eyes that indicated a man who knew exactly what the problem with his suggestion was. “According to all the stories I’ve heard him tell, Sect Leader Yao has been at the forefront of every action in the past few years, large or small - no matter where or how implausibly quickly he must have traveled to get there.”

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    07 Jul 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 71

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    Nie Mingjue took one look at the ash-faced girl on the streets of Lanling, caught her by the shoulder and said, “Aren’t you that Wen Qing? I used to see you at discussion conferences – what are you doing here?”

    Nothing is ever the same again.

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    07 Jul 2020