Painting the Mists

by redmirage

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Reincarnation Supernatural Wuxia

Du Cha Ming was a normal person. Going with the flow, never making any real decisions. But then as Cha Ming begins to question his place in the universe, a fateful encounter gives him another chance at life. A chance that takes him to a place where he can make his own destiny.

Reborn in an ancient land filled with demons, devils, and angels, Cha Ming finds himself facing challenges he never imagined. He soon discovers that only the powerful get to make choices, and the rest don’t get a say at all.

Prior to his mysterious rebirth, he was left with a riddle, one that will change his life, for better or for worse. But who left this riddle? And why was he sent here?

Cha Ming sets out to find the answers, because if he doesn’t, he may lose himself and everything he holds dear.

Note: This is an Eastern Fantasy series, and the precise genre is Xianxia. It contains martial arts, cultivation, immortals, demons, Chinese culture, and elements of Buddhism and Daoism. The story will be split between several character view points, but the focus will be on the main character and his journey towards immortality.

Now I will tell you what this story isn’t about:

  1. Harems.
  2. Excessive face slapping.
  3. One unreasonable young master after another.
  4. Unreasonable villains. Therefore, don’t expect the MC to have his provoke skill activated at all times.
  5. Constantly underestimated MC.
  6. A morally questionable MC.


If all of these things about typical Xianxia novels bother you, you’ve come to the right place.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Book 1 - Prologue (Clear Sky) ago
Book 1 - Chapter 1: Green Leaf City ago
Book 1 - Chapter 2: Green Leaf Academy ago
Book 1 - Chapter 3: Zhou Li ago
Book 1 - Chapter 4: Cultivation Technique ago
Book 1 - Chapter 5: The White Brush ago
Book 1 - Chapter 6: Qi Condensation ago
Book 1- Chapter 7: One Man's Trash ago
Book 1- Chapter 8: Monthly Arena Battle ago
Book 1 - Chapter 9: Second Level, First Place ago
Book 1- Chapter 10: Five Fingers ago
Book 1 - Chapter 11: Seventy-Two Transformations ago
Book 1 - Chapter 12: The Power of Names ago
Book 1 - Chapter 13: Wang Jun ago
Book 1 - Chapter 14: Soul Pearl Manifestation Technique ago
Book 1 - Chapter 15: The Bloody Rosary ago
Book 1 - Chapter 16: Visions in the Dark ago
Book 1 - Chapter 17: Learning to Paint ago
Book 1 - Chapter 18: The Burning House ago
Book 1 - Chapter 19: Blood and Ashes ago
Book 1 - Chapter 20: The Black Dog ago
Book 1 - Chapter 21: Do Not Let Worry Color the Landscape! ago
Book 1 - Chapter 22: Obscuring Fate ago
Book 1 - Chapter 23: The Battle on Greatwood Bridge ago
Book 1 - Chapter 24: The Silver Lining ago
Book 1 - Chapter 25: Painting the Heavens! ago
Book 1 - Chapter 26: The Deal ago
Book 1 - Chapter 27: Dark Memories, Cruel Fate ago
Book 1 - Chapter 28: Schoolmates ago
Book 1 - Chapter 29: Brotherhood ago
Book 1 - Chapter 30: Clear Sky (Book 1 End) ago
Book 2: Blood Moon - Synopsis ago
Book 2 - Prologue: Blood Moon ago
Book 2 - Chapter 1: Full Recovery ago
Book 2 - Chapter 2: Fire Body Refining ago
Book 2 - Chapter 3: An Ambitious Goal ago
Book 2 - Chapter 4: The Arena ago
Book 2 - Chapter 5: Murder Most Fowl ago
Book 2 - Chapter 6: The Power of Creation ago
Book 2 - Chapter 7: War on the Horizon ago
Book 2 - Chapter 8: A Clue ago
Book 2 - Chapter 9: Guidance ago
Book 2 - Chapter 10: Gong Lan Returns ago
Book 2 - Chapter 11: Fairweather City ago
Book 2 - Chapter 12: An Introduction to Weaponsmithing ago
Book 2 - Chapter 13: Trade Meet ago
Book 2 - Chapter 14: The Auction ago
Book 2 - Chapter 15: Main Auction ago
Book 2 - Chapter 16: Master Smith Bei Ling ago
Book 2 - Chapter 17: Planning ago
Book 2 - Chapter 18: Legacy Weapon ago
Book 2 - Chapter 19: The Wounded Soldier ago
Book 2 - Chapter 20: Soldier of Fortune ago
Book 2 - Chapter 21: Setting Out ago
Book 2 - Chapter 22: The Girl's Story ago
Book 2 - Chapter 23: Unforgiveable ago
Book 2 - Chapter 24: Breaking the Formation ago
Not a Chapter - Book 2 Announcement ago
Book 2 - Chapter 25: Caravan ago
Book 2 - Chapter 26: Jade Spring ago
Book 2 - Chapter 27: Escaping the Trap ago
Not a Chapter - Book 2 is out on Amazon and Kobo! ago
Book 2 - Chapter 28: The End Goal ago
Book 2 - Chapter 29: Blood and Gold ago

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Excellent story. Better than most of the xianxia stories out there.

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This is what good xianxia stories should be. In a lot of these stories everyone is ridiculously hostile towards the MC for no effing reason, everyone seems to be out to make the main character's life difficult. That is not the case here. MC is slightly OP, but not to the absurd extent where there is no suspense and the story becomes boring. There's some actual effort put into explaining the cultivation systems and professions, and these explanations are interesting enough not be boring info dumps. World-building is slow and steady. Considering so many "top" fictions on royalroad are unoriginal male wish fulfillment stories which are full of plotholes (often with harems for the sake of harems), this is definitely a cut above the rest. I encourage to keep churning out chapters. Maybe even set up a patreon to gain some support to help publish books on amazon. :)

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Read the first book. it's about the mc setting his first step on the path of culitvation. it's basically the school arc where he meets his friends, teacher and became a cultivator, making his first life and death experience. it's the fundament for the ongoing series.

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I’m doing this review only eight chapters in. 


What i I enjoy the most about this novel. Book, or whatever you want to call it. Is that the author will explain some terms and word usuage, usually  at the end of a chapter if it has it in it. I enjoy this cause Wuxia novels while enjoyable sometimes do have confusing elements I don’t understand.  He or she clears that up for me quite well.

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I only read the damn synopsis and I already love the story and author... 😂

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Good story with a lot of potential

Interesting characters,good world building,the plot of the story has a lot of potential.Definitely put this on your to read list if you like story that has a bit of depth to them.A minor personal gripe is the chapters are a bit too short for me.I hope the author can keep a consistent word count per chapter.But as I said it's a personal gripe.Please give this a read if you're looking for something new to read.

Reviewed as of book 2 ch 18