Shepherding Humanity


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During the ancient tribal era, the world was vast and inscrutable.

Through constant exploration, the ancients were horrified to discover that God walked the land. The Wise Beast stood ten-thousand-feet tall, trampling mountains and shattering the earth.

Hundreds of years later, in that dangerous environment, mankind triumphed against the giant beasts and finally built the glorious Sumerian civilization.

On that day, the Wise Beast suddenly descended, trampling over mountains and rivers and destroying the entire nation. The land and the sky crumbled. Cities collapsed.

Has God descended to punish men for their sins?

“I’m sorry, but you’re just ants living in my yard. You’re all over the place, and I accidentally stepped on you while passing by. That’s all there is to it.”

This is the story of a slightly disappointing Creator and his hyper-competent creations.

Associated Names
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Chăn Nuôi Toàn Nhân Loại
Nurturing Humanity
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23 Reviews

Jul 20, 2020
Status: c1163
Translator here. Leaving this review since the official summary is a little vague on details.

This is a novel with a focus on world building along the lines of "Low Dimensional Game". The main protagonist acquires the basic building blocks of life and what amounts to a hyperbolic time chamber, and uses them to create new life and build entire civilizations from scratch.

What I like about this novel is how the main protagonist creates all these interesting worlds with different methods of cultivation that are populated by epic, larger-than-life characters. Each... more>> "world" serves as a semi-independent arc and has it own main hero driving events, while the main protagonist functions as a sort of Dungeon Master / Guiding Deity.

If regular cultivation novels could be likened to an MMORPG where you move from map to map while level grinding, then this novel would be the "Civilization" series of games centered on building a civilization on a macro-scale from prehistory up to the near future. It's at times funny, at times epic, and the side protagonists remain relevant far into the future.

Try it if you're looking for something slightly different from the usual fare. <<less
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Alfha Robby
Alfha Robby
Aug 29, 2020
Status: Completed
basically this novel is better & superior version of Low Dimensional Game, MC Xu Zhi who have a middle Stage Cancer decide to quit Chemotherapy because its useless & waste his money, living without any relative &losing will to live he decide to resign from working at foreign company & decide to return to his Village to spend the rest of his life that's what suppose to happen but his fate began to change after meeting with a Black Beetle which is the Queen of Tyranisia Civilization who on the... more>> verge of death due to failing on her invasion against the Supernatural the Land of Eternia, thus she decide to give the hive mind of Tyranisia to our glorious MC Xu Zhi & embark upon creating a mini world with Ant Size Sentient Being behind his backyard while opening the Virtual Reality Game of Spora Evolution in order to figure out better Optimized Species via beta tester.

No Nationalism, No Racism, No Arrogant Young Master, No Harem, albeit there's some romance with CHen Xi that's not the main focus & Xu ZHi isn't the type who act using his d*ck which is a good thing.

the only complain here is the translation chapter is too few thus I have to read MTL because this story is so awesome with MC act as God of these ant Size Civilization while at the same time he's the Game Master of the Virtual Reality Game of Spora Evolution.
just Ignore these Arc because its too hard to reread certain arc so I put it down in case I forgot about it.

- 1st Arc the Chronicle of Sumerian Civilization (Chapter 1 - 19)
- 2nd Arc the Chronicle of Babylonia Civilization (Chapter 20 - 142)
- 3rd Arc the Rise of the Age of Potion (Chapter 143 163)
- 4th Arc the Chronicle of Western Era (Chapter 164 - 215)
- 5th Arc the Rise of Ancient Tree World (Chapter 216 - 270)
- 6th Arc the Unification of the Three Realm (Heaven-Mortal-Hell) (Chapter 271 - 342)
- 7th Arc the Chronicle of Ishdar Civilization (Chapter 343 - 402) the first Technological Civilization
- 8th Arc the Rise of the Three Pillar God (Chapter 403 - 461)
- 9th Arc the Rise of Grotesque, Calamity Approach the Three Realm (Chapter 462 - 504)
- 10th Arc the Rise of Samsara Realm (Chapter 505 - 564) the world of reincarnation with sixth path
- 11th Arc the Creation of Small Universe (Chapter 565 - 589)
- 12th Arc the Establishment of Lord Samsara's Hegemony (Chapter 590 - 617)
- 13th Arc the Rise of Asura Path; Pixel War saga (Chapter 618 - 635)
- 14th Arc the prelude of war; Six Realm War Mobilization (Chapter 636 - 663)
- 15th Arc the Six Realm-Three Pillar God War (Chapter 664 - 723)
- 16th Arc the War in Heaven (Chapter 724 - 842)
- 17th Arc the Incorporation of Two 8th Tier Civilization (Chapter 843 - 965)
- 18th Arc the Battle Against Fate, Defy the 10th Tier Existence (Chapter 966 - 1139)
- 19th Arc the Creation of Pseudo Universe (Chapter 1140 - 1175)
- 20th Arc the Multiverse of 10th Tier Dojo (Chapter 1176 - 1242)
- 21th Arc the Era of Bloodline Universe Creature (Chapter 1243 - 1308)
- 22th Arc the Rise of Heavenly Order of Multiverse (Chapter 1309 - 1360)
- 23th Arc Resisting the Bloodless Creature (Chapter 1361 - 1474) <<less
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Sep 12, 2020
Status: c239
Very good start, payoff for world building is great for the first few arcs, but as I continue reading, it gets more tedious and boring to read, especially when it starts to focus less on the protagonist.

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It starts to focus more on the individual players and how they interact with the world. I care about the protagonist's interaction with the world he made, as well as the world's own development and its reaction to the protagonist who is their God.

However, when the players start interacting with the world more, it gets harder to find enjoyment to read, especially when they themselves are not suitable to be protagonists. It sets them up to have a great impact on the worlds they come into and make them seem extraordinary, but in reality, (and this is an annoying trend that whenever these players run into trouble, be it the threat of a virtual death, which wouldn't actually kill them IRL, to just being in trouble) they cry and complain and bit*h for help online for the rest of the world to help them, which it does. There is no player who has a stroke of genius or has the strength to surpass these obstacles in their paths. There is not a single compelling player I enjoyed so far once it started to move away from them just developing Spore monsters, because the players are shitty protagonists for their stories. The only time they were enjoyable to read about was when they were just developing species, because it actually felt like they were intellectual while being the comedic breather for the world's development.

In the end, the world the protagonist creates and the beings in those worlds are far more compelling to read about, such as Gilgamesh or Medusa. They have actual stakes to their challenges and adversities, ones I hope they surpass, but I cannot say the same about the players and their misadventures.


The beginning is very strong, but it gets weaker and weaker unfortunately. I give it a 3.5 <<less
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Aug 09, 2020
Status: c903
The story is great if you like an god protagonist/ kingdom building protagonist. Each arc is interconnected with each other and major characters in each arc are remembered throughout the story. Take with a grain of salt from a bias view on what's bad.

1. It suffer harem like story where most side characters are introduced as girls, at current chapter I'd say there's 3 guy characters.
2. Spore system has too little insight on what's going on with other countries only showing Chinese perspectives with no other religion or mythology from earth being reflected in the 'game'
3. Again little depth of presenting the daily life or technology of the different worlds

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Jul 05, 2021
Status: c547
Readed the raw

This one has extreme nationalism to it.
It might repulse you.
Too bad, I really like the story.

I don't mean the kind in like those other story that is openly saying that china is the best, but boy was it moving towards it lol.

... more>> You can clearly see that the author is an avid fan of china.

It's full of china and chinese. It's as if chinese culture and chinese myth is the only thing he know. Of course there are others, but they are so negligible there might as well as none.

I can understand it at first because he's still weak, but as the story goes it becomes extreme.

I'm currently at chapter 500+ and if the logic continues in this way, the whole world will indirectly centers to china.

Let me give you an example:

*He uses ancient chinese characters...

The whole human is doomed to believe that chinese are superior because lots of the other worlds he create indirectly shows chinese things.

Not to mention the players are almost all chinese.

I have this habit of finishing what I have already started. <<less
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May 22, 2021
Status: c300
it starts pretty good and gets better but then it takes a dive like all chinese novels, it starts getting repetitive and stale after the demise of the Sorceror Civilization, after 150+ chapters everything is no longer new and interesting, the protagonist is also quite boring and has no motivation or goals in life he is what you call a complete salted fish, the worst is still not over, every character that seems to become something great is always female thus once again with the writer lower half doing the... more>> writing

majority of people would enjoy the first 2 major arcs as in the Sumerian/Gilgamesh arc and the Sorceror/Babylon, after that is boring and no longer worth reading because its not longer fresh.

is like playing the same game but then restarting with a new weapon and then doing it again, the first time is great the second is also good but after that its no longer enjoyable and the protagonist does not do anything to make it better because everything he does is so half ass is annoying.

Chapter 1-150= 4 Stars

Chapter 150+ = 2 Stars <<less
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Aug 07, 2021
Status: Completed
its a world-building novel as he represents the power of a god/creator. Overall it is good plot and interesting experience of the MC. But I kinda hate the monotonous observance of he MC towards his creations and the ending is not good, lack of creativity towards the last chapters.
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Nov 06, 2020
Status: c900
The story was good at the start, but got boring later on and it does have a HUGE defect. The fact hat everyone believes whatever the MC says out his mouth as FACTS and are not questioned (No matter which identity he's using at that moment). This is not obvious early on, but becomes more apparent later on, and it's very ridiculous.
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Nov 07, 2021
Status: c700
Despite the flaws it have, the unnecessary rush in the real world (the MC isn't burdened with life span, why make all the development in the real world in the span of weeks or months?), nationalism, only chinese server or f*ck you (he should have made the world larger and allow most people to create better unique and larger chances of better creatures)

The development of the worlds described here are truly unique and interesting

worth the 4 star rating despite the flaws

Ofc depending on the translator too
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Titan LLS
Titan LLS
Feb 07, 2021
Status: Completed
I want to talk about some of the demerits other reviewers have put forward. One of the proposed problems with the story is the readers finding it ridiculous people believe the MC. This stems from the viewpoint. Readers follow the world developing from macro to micro in almost reverse. When you see it like that, no way you are not thinking about it in a more scrutinizing light. As a result finding things ridiculous, in CN novels it is rare to see an almighty being lie because they have almost... more>> no reason to do so. When people read things like coiling dragon or stellar transformations and read the last character introduction and the telling of his backstory how many thought well that seems like BS to me? You did not then why then do you think characters would do so here? To be fair the story the MC does is even tied into earth history if you have not read far enough to see that much then the plot hole you purpose is simply jumping the gun to complain about the show.

Another point against is how the plot goes away from the MC the true beauty of this is how the MC does in fact not need to be the central character all the time. The spotlight goes and comes from him and honestly by the time the cast is done developing picking favorites becomes somewhat difficult. Indicating a better-developed cast, not a flaw in MC development.

P.S things come full circle a lot so he does end up being very central to the story in the end.

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Sep 17, 2020
Status: c55
Honestly This is awsome novel if you like OP MC creating his own world. MC is like creator and he is very petty. Its really funny. This is better version of low dimensional game. Needless to say but ofcourse you need to turn of your brain if you want to enjoy it fully. Still it does not get that bad and many things mske perfect sense. It is very fun novel you will love it.
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Doge salad
Doge salad
Sep 15, 2020
Status: c54
(To be perfectly honest I mainly write this review to say, dear translator... can you please have some way of directly contacting you like an email as, I can’t comment on your site without being redirected to a page telling me I’ve been suspected as a bot! And, with how there’s no way of directly contacting you I can’t even talk to you about this issue without writing a review which you might not even see...)

A great and fun series that I just binged through all the currently... more>> translated chapters despite how late it is right now heh.

The series follows a human main character that gained the power of the god of his own world. So I recommend this to people interested in a plot centered around the main character raising his own world with interferences here and there that affects the trajectory of said world in various ways. This series also has humor, frequently referencing various games even Spore shockingly enough to me and various humorous happenings that elicited laughs out of me.

Although, this is a series about evolution so it definitely does have it’s dark moments and certain characters you will see die so don’t get too attached to the characters the MC is raising that’s for sure. The series also includes quite a lot of religious symbolism directly reenacting one scene from the bible at one point, so those that are sensitive about religion be warned. (Last warning is that the novel also does have some ironic chuuni/cringe teenage fantasy humor)

All in all it’s a series that has a lot of goods and tickles a lot of my fancies I’d wholeheartedly recommend me people that, like me, enjoy stories about the MC raising/creating his own world while also keeping a balance of interference so the world develops in an interesting direction while also not being completely controlled by the MC. Also being the type that spent too much time nerding out on mythologies and fantasy novels when we were younger to appreciate references the novel makes about those stories like the sword of Damocles! (^∇^)

(p.s. translator please let me comment so I can leave funny message referencing the chapter I’ve read) <<less
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May 09, 2022
Status: c41
Oh my lord, I have never been so impressed with this novel, I gotta be honest though the MC is generally not likable he is like an observer of placeholder/template MC, if that's fine with you go ahead.

Anyways the real juicy part about this novel is the characters involved, the system is quite diverse and the explicit details on how it affects the real world with witty banter makes it quite enjoyable!
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Sep 12, 2021
Status: c87

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What I hate about this is the fact that eventhough he knows many people know that the worlds he created are a real world, he still uses Chinese characters and chinese myth in world structures and world building. In one of the arc, he created a bona fide buddhist temple, chinese characters and even a buddhist monks skeleton. Eventhough he knows people are aware these worlds are real, he is indifferent of what they think. People genuinely think that the myths of the past were real (with bvious chinese supremacy stuff) thus creating false history. Because of him people think myths were real thus making them think of false historical evidence and this, as a History student is very infuriating.

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Jul 20, 2021
Status: c83
0- Why 4 stars summary

I recommend the reading. Is a great sand-box story that incorporate diferent tropes from east and west very well on the story, with a solid power lvl progression and evolving setting that create interesting twists and characters. But by nature of being able to see a civilizations evolve is fast paced with succinct character details and relationship. However, the MC personality of laid back non-intervention make him very passive and hope that the sand-box evolution is enough to carry the story, a more proactive MC would... more>> been better in my opinion.

1- What the story is about?


Dude get terminal cancer and now live his last days on the countryside farm. Get power from a dying alien queen that let him evolve any carbon-creature but he has no blueprint and have to do with trial and erro, with the use of knowleged to know how to build better creatures. They more or less divided between Magic creatures and Technological creatures. So he decided to turn they smaller than ant size and observe

then play on his farm and evolve their genes and civilization, while he do minimal intervention. This will evolve into a variety of civilizations, well-incorporated tropes and increasing powerlvls, with later emplying the help of the world to make their own gene creatures as if was a game.


2- The problems

  • The MC personality is the greatest problem, he is almost useless story-wise, because he spend 90% of the story just watching things unfold and so the story shift to following the evolved creatures and players that are teleported to the world. Sadly most players like the MC also are of the opinion of hidenly build up before exploding with power, however they are far more interesting than the MC himself because they are alot more invested on the world.
  • The players, the sand-box characters and later aliens, seen to lack any type of sense of doubt when is related to the MC bullsh*t and will gladly twist and do logic leaps to make the MC words make sense to reality that can get weird, and I just put on the "setting logic" category of suspension of disbelief.
  • The sandbox characters lack of proper development, because the very nature of the story you only see the most important moments of the world and characters and they may feel one dimensional at times. Despise they being good characters overall that seen to lack screen time to show how they are and are still able to pull incredible and emotional feats.
  • (that may be my own weird vision) Weirdly treatment of the Male Leads compared to the female leads. And not because there is a specific lack of Male Main character, as the author do more or less 1 arc for each gender to lead, but when I find weird some tropes that the male characters suffer that don't seen to happen. Males for a time are s*x s*aves to powerful witchs, Male player is almost used as s*x toy because his slime race, the male player go to a planet and is forced to turn into a girl, male players are forced to breed children (by kissing), male player are captured by pixel raider and r*ped (but is just magic transfer). I guess is comedic, but always struck me as odd

3- Good Points


Don't take the small size fool you, the story has more good points than bad, but I find easy to point the things that bothered me.

This must be one of the best Sandbox/god-game themed story, that lead to incredible mix and match of eastern and western ideas of Fantasy that is well grounded on the rules of the setting. Meanwhile the sandbox characters despise their brief moments seen lived with their own ideas and agenda, and aren't just generic NPCs. While the new powers and evolutions seen to be organic grown from the previous setup and aren't just arbitarry given to the system after a "lvl up". This is a very "organic" story in more sense than one.

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Jul 13, 2021
Status: Completed
Honestly, by looking at all the 5 star reviews for those who have completed the novel, it should be clear that the series improves as time goes on. The novel really starts to ramp up once the MC finishes his first world and starts working on other "worlds". It gets really fun once all the little worlds he creates starts to interconnect and the character building for the entire cast (both Earthling and ant people) is fantastic. I can say that it will take time for the world building (literally)... more>> to start ramping up so for those on the fence about the first couple chapters, I suggest waiting until a few hundred chapters are finished for reading. <<less
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Apr 30, 2021
Status: Completed
Finally a breath of fresh air from reincarnated and action genre. This novel focus more on development of world
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Aug 08, 2020
Status: c38
I like how the story is going. There just aren’t enough stories like this (that I can find anyway). I was skeptical about the ‘Spore’ feature At first, but I like it. Cant wait to see how the story progresses
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Jan 21, 2022
Status: c95
What a strange novel to review.

The plot is not explained that well by the other reviews, so I'll write a brief synopsis myself (not really spoilers, it's more of a precation).

The MC is a young man stripped of his success in society by a stomach cancer who, facing the slim probability of his survival, quits the chemio and retires to his hometown, a rural city in china. He encounters a dying Queen of an alien species and impresses her by remaining calm in the face of a great existance... more>> like herself. Once she realizes that all are equal in front of death she gives the remaining spores of her species, which have the ability to evolve faster, and her ability of hive mind to him (magically it seems?), making the MC the hive king. The MC then starts a sandbox in his garden with these tools as a way to pass his final months on earth.


He uses "proper" evolution (the quotes are because the evolution seems to be the same as on earth, but the conditions today are completely different from the primordial era. For example the plants evolve and give oxygen to the sandbox, but oxygen is already present because the sandbox is on earth, so??) to have his first organisms, but he quickly gets bored and integrates monkey blood in a select species to integrate monkey DNA in their own (macically once again?, and this integration of blood becomes of great importance to the story, but wathever once again) and let them develop intelligence.

Once the civilization develops, to have new species to introduce, the MC creates a smaller sandbox where people from earth can literally possess (soul stuff, not explained again, but these type of stuff is usually not explained, so ok) the alien spores inside via a VR game and then evolve. Now another loophhole appears: the perception of time relative to earth. The faster perception by the creatures in the main sandbox can be explained by faster celebral activity by the cells of the brain. The normal perception by the players even if the cells they possess are fast is explained by the soul directing them. But once a player is put in the main sandbox his soul is accelerated (how??) to match the thinking speed of the native creatures


and if it gains geat quantity of mental energy it can carry a small bit in reality (again, how?)




From what I wrote you can easily understand how the story would be really engaging: we can follow the epics of heroes of history in a short time

(with magical abilities genetically developed nonetheless)


However the loopholes and the MC can really get on your nerves:
-all these impossibilities are supposed to have been accomplished by the hive mind, because the alien race is greatly accomplished in technology, so great that we couldn't even imagine, and so can do all these things. But per definition of technology to use this alien knowledge instruments are needed, but there are none.
-the MC only aknowledges the blood and tears shed by whoever advances the civilization in the main sandbox. The players who literally go bald from overworking are exploited without a clue of what great things they have accomplished for the main sandbox, learning about them only at a later date if fortunate enough, and abused by the MC for their [B]curiosity[/B] (one of the most humane and needed by the MC things. [B]THIS[/B] is my greatest complaint) (I'm looking at you Akina Speedster bro). <<less
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No Idea Stupid Brat
No Idea Stup
Sep 07, 2021
Status: c104
Just wanted to say, this book is amazing. I like this book because the MC does litteraly very simple stuff, and the ands on his sandbox think those actions are actually a divine feet, but even so he has to actually go after this that are divine, so his ants don't notice his a fraud and try to kill him hehehe. If you like an MC that says a lot of Bulsh*t and everyone belives it, then this is the novel
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