The Steward Demonic Emperor

The Steward Demonic Emperor – Chapter 1315, Epilogue

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Gu Santong said, “Didn’t you and heavenly…”

 

“Heavenly what?”

 

“What was I saying?” Gu Santong scratched his head, turning to Qiao’er and Sword Child, “What are we doing?”

 

They looked around, lost, their minds blank as they tried to come up with a name.

 

They forgot soon after, enjoying the other’s return. No one paid the empty sky any attention.

 

The sacred beasts were still on good terms with the Luo clan, the former Sword Kings with their Venerables, and they were now joking about how they were so mighty yet staying with the Luo clan.

 

They just laughed it out, oblivious to the void inside, the vanishing of one man.

 

The entire world was the same.

 

Zhuo Fan vanished from the world, and their memories…

 

“Heavenly Sovereign, let’s have another round of chess!”

 

In a white world, Zhuo Fan sat on a stone stool before a chessboard and smiled at the tense Heavenly Sovereign.

 

Heavenly Sovereign looked around, “Where is this place?”

 

“Your world.” Zhuo Fan made the introductions, “Didn’t you want to remake the world? This is how the world first started, with nothing in it. Feel free to let your creativity explode and doodle to your heart’s content.”

 

Heavenly Sovereign stared at Zhuo Fan, “This isn’t what I want. I want to go to Martial Emperor Continent. That’s my world!”

 

“You can’t go. I’ve erased all our traces from it. You never existed there. Not in records and neither in memories. There were only nine ancient Sovereigns. Of course, there was no Steward Zhuo either.” 

 

Heavenly Sovereign gasped, “You erased a person’s mark on the world? J-just what stage did you reach?”

 

“It doesn’t matter, let’s play!” Zhuo Fan gestured at the chessboard.

 

Heavenly Sovereign gave him a strange look, then sat down across from him. 

 

Zhuo Fan was calm this time, each piece landing casually, with no hidden intent. Heavenly Sovereign could never win regardless, but neither could Zhuo Fan, ending in a draw.  

 

This was what made it scary.

 

The highest skill in chess was not winning, but maintaining a balance with the adversary. 

 

Heavenly Sovereign’s brow shook, the piece in his hand falling as he shook his head, “You win.”

 

“It’s only a draw.”

 

“A draw means you win.”

 

Heavenly Sovereign said, “May I ask you something?” 

 

“Feel free.”

 

“What is your path?” Heavenly Sovereign looked on with hope, “Ever since you appeared, I felt your path was different from my younger brother. It’s emotional, but different. What is it?”

 

Zhuo Fan smiled, “His compassion was greater, that of the higher love, while mine was only of minor love.”

 

“Minor love could form a path and beat me?”

 

“Aren’t the emotions in the world split into minor and major?” Zhuo Fan smirked, causing Heavenly Sovereign to shudder.

 

Zhuo Fan stood, “Heavenly Sovereign, including the nine Sovereigns, you were all too stubborn. The world moved along its own rules. What major and minor love? Emotion is emotion, it comes from the human heart, simple as that. I recommend a cultivation method, made by mortals. It may not look like much to you, but this is exactly what you Sovereigns lack.” 

 

Zhuo Fan sent the information in his mind with a flick.

 

“True Self Art?”

 

Heavenly Sovereign muttered, “Return to self, merge with the world, human and heaven becoming one, reaching Dao. Zhuo Fan, you…”

 

Heavenly Sovereign cried out but Zhuo Fan was gone. He looked around the empty space, “Heaven, earth and man paths united, grasping the world. The World Stage, above Supreme…”

 

Heavenly Sovereign’s eyes shone with hope and looked at the white sky. He didn’t perceive Zhuo Fan beyond the white cover, holding a white sphere and flinging it into the darkness. 

 

Rustle~

 

He was surrounded by many spheres, flickering and roaming through the darkness.  Some were pure white, others were gray, and the last were black.

 

Zhuo Fan watched it all and pointed.

 

Pff~

 

Dozens of black spheres vanished.

 

“Sorry, it’s not that I destroyed you, but that your world is already at its end, turned into hell. I’m only doing heaven’s duty in removing it.”

 

Zhuo Fan turned to the endless spheres, focusing on a gray one, “Martial Emperor Continent has yet to reach its end, but it’s getting closer…”

 

Zhuo Fan roamed around the darkness, tracing the spheres filled with vitality and popping the black ones… 

 

A thousand years later, Martial Emperor Continent had gone through many changes. Heroes emerged, forming their own force. Even without Sacred Mountains monopolizing everything, now there was conflict among many parts.

 

The largest was the Luo clan. As it was the closest to sacred beasts and had the mysterious Sword Sovereign in their home, they were the ultimate force no one touched.

 

The Luo clan had the fortune of maintaining its honor and integrity through the ages, never throwing their weight around and looking out for the people.

 

Even so, in a world of strength, the weak always were persecuted.

 

“Stop right there! Hand over the spirit stones!”

 

“It’s our money to buy food! The hell I will!”

 

Among the verdant trees of a forest, two girls of nine and ten years old ran barefoot and with dirty faces. 

 

Pa!

 

The girls tripped to the ground and the six teenagers caught up, showing their depraved grins, “He-he-he, let’s see you run now.”

 

“Don’t come any closer or you’ll be sorry!” The older girl stood up before her sister, “I’m at the 8th layer of Qi Condensation Stage. Any closer and you’re dead!”

 

The guys mocked, “Ha-ha-ha, I’m so scared. What was our cultivation again?”

 

“Boss, we’re in the Bone Tempering Stage, the weakest being in the 3rd layer.”

 

The girls shuddered and the guys laughed harder, “Grab them and sell them to a brothel to earn us some dozen spirit stones, ha-ha-ha…” 

 

“Right!”

 

“No!”

 

The sisters huddled in fear.

 

Pa!

 

The guys found themselves frozen, unable to move. Their creepy smiles stuck on their faces.

 

Soft footsteps were heard as Zhuo Fan appeared before the shivering sisters with a smile, “Don’t be scared. They won’t hurt you anymore…” 

 

The girls looked at Zhuo Fan’s kind face and bowed in thanks.

 

“What are your names?” Zhuo Fan asked despite knowing.

 

The older of the two replied, “I’m Xiao Yu, and this is my younger sister, Xiao Shuang!”

 

“Yuyu, Shuang’er…”

 

Zhuo Fan muttered and reached out, “Will you come with me, as my disciples?”

 

[Disciple?]

 

Xiao Yu asked, “Do we get to eat?”

 

“Sure, and no one will pick on you ever again.”

 

“Great, we greet master!” The two girls were so simple, immediately bowing to Zhuo Fan.

 

Zhuo Fan smiled and took their hands, vanishing.

 

The guys could move again and plopped on the ground in confusion.

 

[Where are they? Strange…]

 

Elsewhere, Chu Qingcheng stood before a rundown house with a sweet smile.

 

Two girls nearby whispered nearby, “Why does senior sister like to stay here at her age? She must have some weird hobby. Isn’t it better to cultivate in nature?” 

 

“Who knows. Maybe she’s waiting.”

 

“For who?”

 

“That would be me.” The girls jumped at the man’s voice. They stared back at Zhuo Fan standing behind them.

 

“W-who are you? When did you get here?”

 

“Don’t be rude and step back.” 

 

Chu Qingcheng shouted. The two flinched and noticed her icy stare. They wanted to complain but they saw the tears and excitement in her eyes.

 

They were sensible to leave.

 

Zhuo Fan sighed, stepping forward, “After a thousand years, even with erasing everyone’s memories, only you remember me.”

 

“I knew that was your trick back then.”

 

“Yeah, since I can no longer stay with them. It’s best to be forgotten.”

 

“But I didn’t forget.”

 

“Maybe it was your tears that I have within my heart.” Zhuo Fan nodded, “Maybe it’s Heaven’s Will. Everyone believed Heavenly Sovereign’s younger brother reincarnated to find his Sovereign path and to stop Heavenly Sovereign, when the truth is he was searching to restore his emotion center. You are my emotional center.”

 

“Then will you take me along?”

 

“Of course!”

 

Chu Qingcheng hugged Zhuo Fan tightly, moved to tears, “Where will you take me?”

 

“Through a life of toil and hardships in the master’s home.”

 

“Master?” Qingcheng asked, “What did you do?”

 

Zhuo Fan showed a mysterious smile, “Same old same old, stewarding, the entire world…”

 

The End.

 


Silavin: Thanks for reading till now. We will be continuing to post the alternate ending after this. Everything will be posted as per the usual schedule. For those who are not interested in the alternate ending and are seeking for other novels like this from us:

Evolution Begins With A Big Tree – Starts out as a tree, enemy of mankind. I believe this and Fated Villain is the closest to SDE in terms of feel and build up.

I Am The Fated Villain –MC is also a Villain. Schemes a ton. Power Fantasy.

Martial Peak – I think everyone who reads from DDL knows about this

What a bittersweet feeling :/

 


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19 thoughts on “The Steward Demonic Emperor – Chapter 1315, Epilogue”

  1. What a good read. A big thank you to the whole DDL team.

    Possibly the best novel I read on this site yet, and I’ll especially remember the plotting fondly.

    It wasn’t all perfect. I remember that somewhere in the middle I got tired of how reckless Zhuo became and even started counting how many times he’d die if not for luck. But that passed and we went back onto great tracks.

    As for the rushed ending, it sure was, but I honestly can’t care. With the reveal of Zhuo being a pawn and how everyone waited for him, quick progression after ascension was not only reasonable, but also a natural result of top players finally being able to boost him. It started far earlier, with Kunpeng drowning Zhuo in treasures and sacred beast powers. So all that was both foreshadowed and still well written and executed. I enjoyed every sacred domain arc.

    The ending was also great. Luo clan and friends gave everything for MC and so they got everything back. Chuchu got a happy ending. Zhuo finally became a true heavenly steward, best under, in and above heavens. And what I found beautiful was that we didn’t antagonise Heavenly sovereign. He had his own path to walk and Fan just helped him realise it.

    In the end, I liked the characters, I liked the writing, I liked the plotting and I liked the world. It sure suffered from some typical chinese novel pitfalls, like the somewhat belittling of women, all girls loving mc, etc. but it was resolved well. And moreover, I really liked it as a whole.

  2. I liked this ending, it wasn’t that bad. Only after arriving at the sacred site did things happen very quickly. Still, it was an excellent series. Thank you for the hard work of the DDL team.

  3. What a good read.
    Just like my comment from some chapters earlier, the younger brother’s love interest was somehow the origin of Chuchu. Wow

    It was a rough journey with sometimes we dont know what the author thinks at that time. It was for the best. Unlike poor Fang Yuan, he could never see his journey’s end.

    Albeit the process was rough and rushed, the author was able to justified the ending. A good read. A good read

    My thanks to you and your team, Sir Silavin. This was my first title I read from your site and it surely wont be the last. I appreciated you or your team’s little interaction inside the chapter. It made me feels I’m not alone when reading ZF’s journey. Although we got a comment section which is filled with a few brother in arms.

    All in all, it was a great journey. Forgive my long essay and my free reader status, lol

    1. Chuchu isn’t related to the younger brother’s love. That was emotion sovereign.

      Chuchu is the origin of emotions that lil bro ripped out and threw away, so that emotion girl would live. But that’s all they had in common. This just means the novel is about MC finding his true, whole self.

      I know why you’re mistaken. It’s the tear, right? Emotion threw the tear to lil bro but that was just her last bit of deep love that she forsook to become sovereign. That’s why it just got destroyed by decay heavenly dao.
      Chuchu, however, is his center, and felt for him with all her being, and so her tear worked where emotion failed. They’re separate characters.

  4. Finally we have reached the end of Zhuo Fan’s journey…
    I think the ending was neither the best nor the worst, just rushed. Nonetheless, I had read this story everyday and despite all the bitter and sweet memories at the end, it was an enjoyable time in my life, so I will look forward to the alternative ending.
    The last but not the least, a big thanks to the hard working staff at DDL for what you have accomplished throughout these years, Thank You ❤️

  5. I just made this account to say thanks for translating this masterpiece and just want to give my appreciation for the daily posts and me visiting everyday to read each chapter!

  6. It is actually a good ending. It was a bit rushed but good ending nonetheless. Nice story. I only wished to see more action from zhuo fan while he was a Saint and the stages above.

  7. He became an Omnipotent God like Loki who became a world tree.
    Though, unlike Loki who holds multiple timelines and can’t leave his spot.
    Zhou Fan can Observe,Travel & Destroy multiple worlds like Martial Emmperor Continent also know as Sacred Domain.

    Anyway I commented this in case you didn’t completely understand what those spheres Zhou Fan just removed like I did.

  8. aw noooooo i can’t believe it’s over already. such a constant in my life for years. kinda crazy that it’s over. thank you for translating it, i look forward to your alternate ending. tbh this ending wasn’t as bad as I thought, to require an alternate..

  9. finally done, oh my god i cant believe how many days i was here checking every chapter out daily from like the 300th chapter
    thank you for all your work guys!

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