All characters including the MC are shallow and one dimensional beyond belief, the Author chooses 1 to 3 traits for them and considers this amount of work as a job done for the rest of the novel, there is no depth or complexity to absolutely anyone in these 1000 + chapters that I have read.
The Main Character is the almost painful generic ''I do not care who I offend for the sake of righteousness'' type.
But he is not really righteous.
His motivations and thought process is completely undeveloped, he has no wants or needs or personality traits, he is just a vessel to move the story from location A to location B when its needed and often he does things that make absolutely no sense whatsoever. (Like going to kill someone in enemy territory publically while he knows he is being watched by and chased by 3 supreme beings that want to kill him, without any means of fighting or escaping them or any plan to do so)
All the supporting cast have less care put into them than NPC's in a lackluster B grade game.
The concerned mother is never anything more than that, every line of dialogue and action could be summarized into *Mother shows concern*
Same with the father showing pride, best friend showing support and the young lord of a big clan showing arrogance.
They never step out of these rolls or is it ever fleshed out why they are in those rolls and what motivates them to do so.
Thus almost all the dialogue in this novel is superfluous and borderline brain numbing.
The Story of this novel is just bad to the point its frustrating, the author obviously only thinks maybe 50 to 100 chapters ahead and very often writes himself into a corner where he needs to either completely retcon the story or do a massive unsatisfying asspull
This could be seen in the writer completely re-imagining the power levels of the setting midway trough because he realized that the scale of the land does not match the growth of the character, completely retconing how Ruler/King Arnaments are used, Writing in clans, kingdoms and entire continents
Characters doing the most inexplicable sh*t because the Author realized that his plot just stopped developing if something did not occur, and he has to do it like that because everyone including the MC have no personality so all their actions are reactive as opposed to active.
The MC has to run away because something happens, he is told where to go by Someone else, he goes there and is protected because someone else magically wants to protect him, he goes to a city because someone told him to, he goes to the auction because someone told him to, he acquires an item because someone told him to, he goes to the spot that item opens because someone told him to, he defends himself by a soul possessed treasure because it attacked him, he then literally needs to be told to take the treasure before he does it.
And all of this is because even the MC has no drive or personality and even the author is uncomfortable with him doing things of his own volition or creating a setting where he could do so
And all of that lazyness to deliver you a story so generic and lackluster that there is not really even a level of intrigue where you are curious what happens next or do you feel any compulsion to uncover some mysterious detail of the past.
This Author has read a few xuanhuan, liked ideas in them and just shoved them into his own novel, which is sometimes a recipe for success but in this instance it resulted in an even bigger disaster than microwaving a small baby kitten.
Has the Demonic beast race and then also has the Sea race, does not really explain the difference between them just has you accept that they are fundamentally different.
So remember kids if you see a dragon kill it for its monster core, but if you see a sea dragon and try to do the same you are a f**king idiot.
Puts in fast travel gates and communication jades and formations out of convenience in a world where there is not treasure making technology whatsover LOL.
Same with spells and soul marks and similar things, you do not see these things existing or being taught until l the moment they are needed to advance the plot
Also blood oath in a cultivation system that so far has not established the Dao philosophy that is supposed to bind people to such things.
the examples are endless and they all stem from lazy writing.
The author developed a very crude and basic cultivation system which is fine.
Reverend Insanity a fantastic novel also has a crude cultivation system, but from it it sees it as a limitation where the author puts in work and imagination to create interesting solutions to these problems.
Here the author just shoves it in because he needs the MC to suddenly know when something happens or teleport there, or ensure someones loyalty etc.. And he uses stuff he knows people recognise from other novels so he does not need to explain or develop it himself
Examples of this just keep happening again and again