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Chapter 19 – Exposure of the Secret Training Ground



Daybreak. The bright vermillion sun had just began slowly rising into the sky. The warm sunlight began sweeping away the accumulated evening mist.

Behind a gigantic rock by the riverside, inside the shrubbery, there was a small concealed cave. At this time, the foliage by the cave entrance rustled, then separated to the left and right. Immediately after, a sharp-eared head popped out.

“The sun has risen!” Lin Wei turned his head and shouted: “Plump Red, quickly get up! Hurry and prepare breakfast!”

“I……sleep again……sleep a little more……” Inside the cave came Plump Red’s drowsy reply.

“Aiya, stop sleeping, hurry up.” Lin Wei urged: “Quickly make some roast fish. Xiao Xun should be summoning me very soon!”

“Let me……sleep more……” Plump Red was still dawdling in bed, unwilling to get up.

Lin Wei shouted out several more times, but had no choice stop——if Plump Red was unwilling to get out of bed, an Immortal would be hardpressed to wake it up. In the end, he found some berries with great difficulty to cram into his belly. Then he did some morning exercises and warm-up exercises, and waited for Xiao Xun’s summon.

Including the Green Jade Single-Horned Immortal’s pursuit from last time, ten days had already passed by. The two of them had travelled 400 to 500 kilometers, and as for where they currently were, they absolutely didn’t have any idea. They only knew that they ought to have left that Intermediate Level Beastly General’s domain.

During these ten days, Xiao Xun summoned Lin Wei in the early morning every day, then sent him back in the evening.

Within these several days lied Lin Wei’s greatest encouragement; he discovered that the Mind’s Eye state came back!!!

As long as he was in Qifeng Continent, he could already enter that state in less than a minute. Moreover, he didn’t need to close his eyes like before——compared with using his eyes, his Mind’s Eye became even more fine and concentrated. In the state of not closing his eyes, what his naked eyes could see and what the Mind’s Eye could feel superimposed and gave him an even more unusual feeling.

His intuition told him that if his status upgraded, the range of his Mind’s Eye would further increase.

At that time, the things that his naked eyes couldn’t see, he should be able to clearly feel.

Lin Wei knew that at the same time that he was training, so was Xiao Xun. She was currently a High Level Warrior, just one step away from Martial Master. Yet this one step was like a wide trench separating the two, and it was unknown how many people were stuck at this step. Other people could train together with their summon beasts because their summon beasts were powerful enough, moreover they had a corresponding battle skill. When training together with one’s summon beast, both sides are able to advance simultaneously.

But Lin Wei was different. His rank and status were both quite low, and he didn’t have his own summon beast skill. This made it exceedingly difficult for him and Xiao Xun to do collaborative combat. Thus, his current top priority was to upgrade his actual combat ability. This way, there would be a possibility for him and Xiao Xun to fight side-by-side.

Of course, in Qifeng Continent’s history, there were cases where one wouldn’t need to fight because one’s summon beast was too strong, and only needed to rely on the summon beast to sweep away all enemies. Though this kind of people did exist, they were of the minority.

Lin Wei lifted up his head to look at where the sun was. He reckoned in his heart that it should nearly be time, so he stood up and shook his limbs, preparing to welcome the arrival of the summoning vortex.

Five minutes later, there wasn’t the slightest movement.

Ten minutes later, Plump Red crawled out from the cave yawning. Apart from this, there still wasn’t any movement.

Thirty minutes later, Plump Red already returned after eating breakfast. But the summoning vortex still hadn’t appeared.

What’s going on? A sudden thought popped up in Lin Wei’s mind. Could it be that Xiao Xun has met with mishap?

……

Going back to one hour ago.

Xiao Xun finished her morning exercises, ate breakfast, and was going to the training grounds as usual. She was a bit earlier than usual. She did some simple warm-up exercises to aid in her digestion, then began to summon Lin Wei.

One has to say that Xiao Xun’s figure is really perfect. Her breasts were an extremely spectacular sight to behold, and her butt was plump and upwards rising. In addition, when wearing skintight training clothing, all of her devilish figure could be seen with one glance. Her tall and straight twin peaks followed her movements, bouncing up and down. Little Shao, who was outside the training grounds, didn’t even dare to look, having no other choice but to honestly turn his back.

Not long after, Venerable Xie suddenly ran in with an anxious face.

“Young lady Xiao Xun, things aren’t good.”

“En? Venerable Xie, what happened?” Xiao Xun stopped and stood up to ask.

Venerable Xie walked just before Xiao Xun with his complexion slightly sunken: “Our place is possibly already unsafe……”

“Unsafe? What do you mean?”

“When I was patrolling just a moment ago, I discovered a figure of someone in our clan.”

“Someone in our clan?” Xiao Xun was immediately confused.

“Yes, I recognized this person.” Venerable Xie answered: “He is a foreign affairs worker, and frequently runs errands outside the clan. But in reality, he is Lord Fan Zhishen and young lady Fan Minyue’s agent, and has learned scouting and tracing from a young age.”

Second uncle and older cousin’s agent? Xiao Xun was startled in her heart.

“Your meaning is, second uncle and older cousin Minyue are trying to find out my whereabouts?” Xiao Xun asked: “Can it be……that he’s just luckily passing by?”

“It ought not to be by chance.” Venerable Xie shook his head and said: “In these previous 10 days, he’s appeared twice within the vicinity of 4-5 li.”

Already appeared twice? So this time is the third time? That is to say, it truly isn’t a coincidence.

Xiao Xun muttered to herself for a short period, then opened her mouth to say: “So, Venerable Xie, what is your meaning?”

“Let’s first evacuate, we have to leave this place.” Venerable Xie replied without the slightest hesitation: “Your special training is Clan Head’s command and is highly classified information. I cannot let you be discovered.”

“Good, I’ll listen to you……” Xiao Xun nodded.

“Then follow me. Little Shao, hurry and go to the secret training ground’s entrance. Start the mechanism and seal the entrance!” Venerable Xie instructed.

“Yes!” Little Shao answered.

However, just as Little Shao prepared to turn and leave, a voice suddenly sounded out without any warning——

“You want to seal the entrance? No need. I, have already come in!”

This voice was so familiar that Xiao Xun’s complexion immediately changed.

Venerable Xie’s complexion became gloomy.

A slim figure appeared. She came over step by step, slowly towards the training ground.

The person who came, naturally, was Xiao Xun’s older cousin, Fan Minyue!

She walked to the edge of the training ground and stopped her steps. She shot a glance at the three people above, finally stopping on Xiao Xun’s body.

“Younger cousin Xiao Xun, we meet again, haha!” Fan Minyue said with an insincere smile.

“What are you doing here?” Xiao Xun coldly asked.

“Younger cousin, I’m simply passing by. On the other hand, what are you doing in this kind of ‘all black, no daylight’ place?” Fan Minyue narrowed both her eyes. Hatred surged up towards Xiao Xun in her heart and she was almost unable to suppress it.

Venerable Xie composed himself. He knew that he had to obtain face at this point.

Taking a few steps while facing forward, Venerable Xie respectfully gave Fan Minyue a ritual and said: “Young lady Minyue, I1, Xie Wenbin, am the housekeeper here……”

Fan Minyue suddenly turned her head fiercely and a cold light flashed through both her eyes. With a stern voice, she shouted: “Us two sisters are speaking, where is it a slave’s turn to interrupt?”

“Older cousin!” Xiao Xun’s delicate body flashed in front of Venerable Xie to cover him: “Venerable Xie is this place’s old housekeeper and has achieved high merits through hard work. Don’t make things difficult for him, tell me whatever words you have!”

“Good! Good! Good!” Fan Minyue said several “Good”’s in a row, then clenched her teeth and said: “Then I’ll tell you. I’ve come this time to destroy your DouQi cultivation! If you summon that garbage summon beast, I might as well dispose of it! Little Tiger, tear this place apart!”

Little Tiger?

Xiao Xun’s complexion abruptly changed.

A tiger’s cry sounded out from on top of the training ground.

After that, loud noises of ‘bang bang bang2’ came from above. The entire underground training ground began shaking and stones of various sizes started to fall from above.

Rumble! Another loud sound rang out. A crack was created on the roof of the training ground by an immense strength’s attack, and sunshine shot in through the crack.

Finally, another sound echoed out. The entire training ground’s roof was smashed down. At the same time, an enormous silhouette emerged before everyone’s eyes——

It was an enormous fierce tiger with a length of 6 meters. Brown stripes were mixed in with its snow-white fur, its mouth’s canines and four limbs’ claws were especially eye-grabbing. Its eyes were a grey color and contained a faint trace of baleful qi. A grey-eyed white tiger is an Intermediate Level Demon Beast in the Western Myriad Beast Mountain Range. Its attack power is extremely strong and is equal to a Common ranked Intermediate Level Beastly General, but doesn’t have a ability nor innate skill.

This grey-eyed white tiger was well-known as one of Fan Zhishen’s contracted War Beast, but she didn’t expect that it would be here with Fan Minyue!

Xiao Xun’s pupils constricted. It seemed like there was going to be no way to solve this matter amicably. After quickly stretching her hand out to her side and taking out the long sword, Xiao Xun stimulated the DouQi in her body and an aura immediately surged out. High Level Warrior! Moreover, an extraordinary perfection High Level Warrior!

Fan Minyue’s pupils slightly shrunk, Xiao Xun’s DouQi cultivation exceeded her expectations. She was also a High Level Warrior, moreover, when she advanced to High Level Warrior, Xiao Xun was still an Intermediate Level Warrior. She didn’t think that Xiao Xun would surpass her cultivation within such a short time.

“Watch out for my sword!” Xiao Xun tenderly shouted, then took the initiative to launch an attack. As she was thrusting her sword, she told Venerable Xie and Little Shao: “Venerable Xie, Brother Shao, you guys go first!”



References


  1. TLN: Giving someone a ritual in Chinese is that respectful bow with one hand enclasped over the other. Also, when he says ‘I’, it’s the ‘I’ that refers to him being an old man. 
  2. TLN: Any K-Pop fans? Pretty old song now, tbh. 

Chapter 76 – Do You Have A Hole In Your Brain?



The wealthy woman could see that Xiao Chen was very earnest, without the intent to cheat or rob her. She let loose a sigh of relief and was somewhat expectant. Can this person really find my little Blacky?

“In that mahjong building over at the morning market street, me and my sisters go play mahjong there every afternoon!” The wealthy woman said after thinking about it for a moment: “But it isn’t open right now, how about we go at another time?”

“Are you going to find a dog or play mahjong?” Xiao Chen coldly asked.

“Don’t……Detective Arctic Fox, don’t get angry, let’s go right now!” The wealthy woman hurriedly asked, then telephoned a middle-aged man to come out from the villa: “Old Liu, bring us to the mahjong building!”

“Yes, Mrs. Wang!” That male nodded and went to the villa’s garage to drive out the car.

The wealthy woman’s car was a Mercedes-Benz S500L, approximately 2 million. This kind of car could only be considered an ordinary private car when he was previously in Xiao Clan. Therefore, Xiao Chen calmly sat down in the car and skillfully adjusted the back row air conditioner. This made the wealthy woman even more definite that Xiao Chen wasn’t a swindler, but rather truly competent.

It seemed like Xiao Chen should have ridden on this kind of car before, otherwise he wouldn’t be so familiar with the controls.

After arriving at the mahjong building, Xiao Chen got off the car and shut his eyes. The wealthy woman and driver didn’t dare to disturb him, watching Xiao Chen stand in spot.

After a moment, Xiao Chen said: “Follow me!”

“Oh, good, should we drive?” The wealthy woman hastily asked.

“If you wish to drive, then follow behind me.” If Xiao Chen got onto the car, his scent perception would naturally be much weaker, so naturally he couldn’t get onto the car.

“I’ll walk, Old Liu, follow us driving!” The wealthy woman was anxious for her puppy’s safety. Normally, she wouldn’t want to walk and extra step if she didn’t need to, but today was different. She wouldn’t hesitate to climb mountains or wave rivers if she could find Little Blacky.

Fortunately, the current season didn’t have rain. On the sidewalk’s surface remained a weak puppy smell. Of course, this was only something Xiao Chen, a current Third Layer Qi-Training Truth Cultivator, could perceive. It was absolutely impossible for others to achieve.

Xiao Chen walked in the front while the wealthy woman followed behind him, and the driver Old Liu slowly drove in the rear. The trio arrived at the Flower-Bird-Fish Market. This place was called ‘Flower-Bird-Fish Market’, but was actually a place that sold dogs, cats, lizards, and turtles, and was Songning City’s biggest pet market.

“It’s here.” Xiao Chen stopped at the door of a pet shop called “Family Has A Spoiled Treasure” and indifferently said.

“Here?” The wealthy woman stared blankly.

Xiao Chen didn’t reply, instead directly striding into the pet shop.

For a pet shop, early morning was when they just started doing business, so there wasn’t any business. The boss was a married couple and they were right in the middle of taking care of hygiene. Seeing customers come in, the proprietress promptly called out cordially: “Boss, buying a pet? My dogs are all imported purebreds, faces are especially straight……”

However, when the proprietress suddenly saw the mask on Xiao Chen’s face, she immediately felt that it was very strange! Even though there were a few dragon-embroidered clothed performers on the streets, subway and public transportation, it was her first time seeing one in her pet shop.

“Do you have a Tibetan mastiff?” Xiao Chen indifferently asked.

“Ah?” The proprietress stared blankly for a moment. Just as she was about to speak, the boss on the side immediately said: “No, how can our little store have such an expensive dog, my most expensive dog is an Alaskan malamute.”

Xiao Chen slightly creased his brows. He could only judge that this dog should have ultimately appeared in this pet shop due to his strong sense of smell, but when he entered the pet shop, the trail broke off. Not only did this entire place have the scents of other dogs, but this boss was in the middle of cleaning up for sanitation. Thus, Xiao Chen couldn’t judge where that Tibetan mastiff finally went!

Moreover, this pet shop had a U-shaped staircase. Even if Xiao Chen wanted to look for the dog, it would be very hard to start. He couldn’t just forcibly go upstairs to search right? However, this boss’ response made Xiao Chen get suspicious.

“Since I’ve found this place, you should know why I’m here.” Xiao Chen wasn’t anxious and began a psychological offense: “How much that Tibetan mastiff is worth, you two should be clear on. It shouldn’t be lower than 1 million in the market, but since you’ve stolen it, if we report it to the police, perhaps you’ll be sitting in prison?”

Hearing that Xiao Chen wanted to report them to the police, the boss and proprietress looked at each other and their expressions changed!

“It’s you guys who stole my dog?” The wealthy woman was impatient in her search for her dog, so she didn’t have any mood to ponder whether or not Xiao Chen’s words were true or false. Since he had judged that her Little Blacky was here for some reason, she instead subconsciously said: “Should we report them now?”

“Stop slandering us, when did we steal a dog, we just picked him up……” In a moment of desperation, the proprietress immediately defended herself. But when she spoke up to here, she suddenly quieted down because she let it slip!

“Haha, picked? Then we can forget reporting, as long as you return the lost dog to the owner, I can take responsibility and make her give you the fee for taking care of a puppy.” Xiao Chen’s goal was achieved. He couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief. From what he could see, this pet shop’s proprietress was still a good person and wasn’t lacking in conscience.

“Old Liu, go to the car and get me 50,000 RMB!” The wealthy woman instructed the driver.

“Yes, Mrs. Wang.” The driver called Old Liu nodded and immediately went to take the money.

When the pet shop’s married couple heard that they could attain a 50,000 reward, they were immediately very happy! Although the Tibetan mastiff they picked up was expensive, this thing was considered illegal goods. They didn’t dare to casually sell it off because Tibetan mastiffs were different from other dogs. The daily money for food was quite a lot, so as the matter stood, they couldn’t raise it nor could they sell it. Although it was a good thing, they unfortunately couldn’t enjoy it.

“Sorry, we indeed picked up a Tibetan mastiff, but if you guys know, then the several pet shop owners beside us should also know. I fear that you guys are people who they’ve sent to cheat me and want to cheat away the dog……we have to make sure, and only then will it be fine! In a moment, you have to admit that if the puppy doesn’t recognize you, then you can’t blame me for not giving it to you!” The boss was an astute person for being able to immediately speak like this after seeing the situation clearly. Naturally, the pet shop owners in the vicinity knowing was a complete fabrication. Who would let an outsider casually be aware of this kind of matter? He said it so that he wasn’t to blame.

“This is but of course.” Xiao Chen smilingly nodded. Naturally, he knew that pet shop boss’s thoughts, but didn’t go point it out.

Very quickly, the boss lead a black Tibetan mastiff from the upstairs. As expected, this dog was hidden upstairs. If Xiao Chen wanted to seek for it, it wouldn’t be so easy.

“Mrs. Wang, this is 50,000 RMB.” Driver Old Liu quickly returned with a black plastic bag in hand and handed it over to the wealthy woman.

“Little Blacky!” The wealthy woman indicated for Old Liu to hand over the money directly to the pet shop boss as she happily went and called that Tibetan mastiff.

When the Tibetan mastiff saw Mrs. Wang, it also walked over. The pet shop boss had a smile across his entire face as he received the money: “Many thanks, many thanks……this place has dog food, I’ll present you some……”

“Okay, I should go now.” Xiao Chen urgently needed to take the exam, so he naturally wasn’t willing to stay here for too long.

“Right, right! Thank you, heroic detective Arctic Fox. Old Liu, quickly give the money to this hero. Hero, where do you want to go? How about we deliver you?” The wealthy woman took notice that Xiao Chen truly had skill, so she naturally showed an exceedingly good attitude towards him.

“Sure, then send me to the vicinity of Songning City’s Second High, I have another customer waiting for me there.” Xiao Chen looked at the time. Although he could run, it was naturally better if someone wanted to deliver him.

“Good, good!” The wealthy woman promptly hinted for Old Liu to start the car.

In the car, Xiao Chen sat in the back holding a black plastic bag filled with 120,000 RMB worth of bills. He sighed with some emotion, he had finally gathered enough. However, this was merely 1 auxiliary medicine’s worth.

“Hero Arctic Fox, er, do you have a business card? If I have any problems in the future, I’ll be able to look for you?” The wealthy woman asked with extreme respect.

“Just give me a call.” Xiao Chen thoughtlessly replied. He didn’t have a business card, nor did he want to expose his identity.

“That’s good……” The wealthy woman nodded.

Seeing that Xiao Chen wasn’t fond of speaking, the wealthy woman could only close her mouth. After arriving at Songning City’s Second High, Xiao Chen got off the car. After the wealthy woman’s car drove away, he took off the mask and chef clothing, stuffed it into his backpack, then walked towards the direction of the classroom.

………………

This early morning, Lou Zhenming appeared very impatient and uneasy. He was waiting for Xiao Chen, but after he saw Tang Tang come without Xiao Chen, he couldn’t help but be somewhat anxious.

“Tang Tang, have you seen Xiao Chen?”

Lou Zhenming was thinking in his heart, it can’t be that this Xiao Chen’s grades are too ******, therefore he didn’t come to the test?

After knowing that Xiao Chen was Xiao Clan’s abandoned young master, Lou Zhenming involuntarily thought like this.

“Xiao Chen? Why are you looking for him?” Tang Tang naturally didn’t think that Lou Zhenming was showing kindly concern for a fellow classmate that hadn’t come to school. If he was like this, then something had to be up because when had Lou Zhenming ever paid attention to Xiao Chen?

“Ha, indeed there is a little business, but it’s a good matter…” Seeing Tang Tang’s alert appearance, Lou Zhenming didn’t speak any further. Some things had to be said in front of Xiao Chen.

Xiao Chen didn’t appear until around 9:00 AM. Just around the time to take the exam, Xiao Chen slowly arrived. When Lou Zhenming caught sight of Xiao Chen, he immediately fast-walked over. This gave Xiao Chen a scare as he thought in his heart, is this kid sick? Don’t tell me he wants to find trouble in the classroom?

“Ha, isn’t this classmate Xiao Chen, good morning!” Lou Zhenming trotted to Xiao Chen’s front and beamingly said.

“Good morning? It’s already morning1…what business do you have?” Xiao Chen looked at Lou Zhenming with bewilderment. Did this kid take the wrong medicine?

“Haha, Xiao Chen, the previous matter was just a misunderstanding, you don’t need to bother about it……” As he was speaking, Lou Zhenming put his arm over Xiao Chen’s shoulder and guided them towards the outside of the classroom. It was clear that he didn’t want anyone in the classroom to hear their words.

“Lou Zhenming, does your brain have a hole?” Xiao Chen creased his brows as he naturally didn’t believe Lou Zhenming’s words: “Have you not sufficed in treating me to a meal, and wish to treat me to another meal?”



References


  1. TLN: There are a few ways to say “good morning” in Chinese, but what is said usually depends on time. Lou Zhenming’s error gets lost in translation, but to explain it, it would be that Lou Zheming is saying ‘good morning’ for when the time is from 6 AM ~ 9 AM, whereas Xiao Chen is correcting his error and saying that it’s already ‘morning’, which is from 9AM ~ 12 PM. 

[Vol.2] Chapter 31 – Before the Storm……



“Thank you for the meal. Sonia’s a good cook, isn’t she?”

 I, who finished eating dinner at Sonia’s house, clapped my hands together in front of the prepared tableware and exhaled.
 We had a lot of opportunities to eat Sonia’s cooking recently, but I have to say one can clearly see the attention to detail she puts in even in such a simple dish.
 Sonia said if one cooks every day like this one would naturally reach that degree of skill — but when noting that those cooking skills of mine, who had similar living circumstances, hadn’t reached that level yet I still think that Sonia’s cooking skills are a big deal.

 As evidence, Cheryl’s eyes also seemed to melt in satisfaction and Monica often praised the dish during the meal, too.
 However, now that dinner was over Monica’s and Sonia’s expression turned dark.

“You’re welcome. I’m glad you think that way……Slava-kun is good at composing himself, isn’t he……?”

 One can understand the reason without it being said out loud. It’s Tarisberg which is on their mind, it’s said to appear tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
 Tarisberg is the existence elves are most afraid of. For someone with Sonia’s power still being that afraid of the above-mentioned existence went beyond my wildest imaginations.

“You say that, but it’s rather difficult to be afraid of something one hasn’t seen before, isn’t it?”

 But what of it. I’m not looking down on it, but I was originally a human who didn’t experience the period of Tarisberg’s appearance, so their fear didn’t get transmitted to me.
 Although it’s said that magic and sorcery are ineffective against it, but I think it would be better to just strengthen one’s body and hit it then.
 In fact, it’s hard for me, who is the teacher of Alma who defeated Tarisberg without the use of magic, to develop a sense of danger.

“Hey, you really don’t have to push yourself, you know? Even though I can’t abandon my hometown, but Slava-kun still has a big dream, isn’t that right?”
“This is also part of my dream, you know? Whichever way this ends here my goal still is being the strongest beyond the unbelievable. If it’s a legendary demonic beast then it’s perfect for warrior training.”

 To Sonia’s question, said in a shaking voice, I expressed the lightness of my mood with a gesture I held my right hand out for.
 –I’m aiming to be the strongest, those two characters. So, if I don’t destroy those things blocking my way in front of me, that’s the same as giving up.
 Just because the other party isn’t a person one can’t use the excuse of it being a different kind. Even looking at people, there are four races as well, elves, humans, demons and beastmen.

 No matter how strong she is I can’t leave a girl frightened like that, can I?
 Good grief, for me to become such a busybody.

“Well, don’t worry. Nothing bad will happen”

 I gathered the tableware and stood up.
 If it’s simple water magic for daily life use, even I can use it.
 When receiving a free meal, washing the dishes is the least one can do.

“Ah……It’s okay, with just that much I–”
“No no, I’m not comfortable with being a freeloader, so let me at least do this much.”

 When I stood up with everyone’s dishes in both my hands, Cheryl lifted her body from the chair and floated to my side.
 Looks like she intends to come with me. When Cheryl turned the doorknob one step ahead of me my facial expression relaxed.

“Thank you, Cheryl”
“Cause, I want to talk……”

 When we stepped through the door Cheryl opened she grasped the knob with both her hands and shut it.
I wanted to pet her head for that cute gesture, but unfortunately, both my hands were occupied so I couldn’t.
 However, looks like she turned out well. Doesn’t look like that idiot grandpa spoiled her that badly. Watching her growth since we met reminds me of the days I spent with Alma.

“Certainly, around this area–”

 Since I’ve already cleaned the dishes many times in Sonia’s house, I knew where to find a brush and metal basin for that purpose. I put away the dishes and crouched down.
 Using the brush I invoked the water magic and saved the water in the metal basin. After that, while dunking the tableware into the water I removed the dirt by strongly scrubbing them. If the dirt collects in the water, I would exchange the water and repeat the same process again.
 Washing dishes is a monotonous work which feels troublesome to do every day but occasionally it’s also unexpectedly fun.

“Alright, well then–”

 After I finished cleaning all the dishes, I refilled the water in the basin. This time I put my hand into it and activated fire magic.
 The heat born from the fire changed the water into hot water.
  I’ve asked my master and it looks like it’s said that heat has the effect of killing the origin of diseases. It’s not a well-known method, but I heard there are places where this is commonly done. I can’t prove the effect, because I don’t understand the theory behind this, but I don’t think it’s wrong, as it’s something my master told me.

 When the hot water reached a temperature that would injure the skin without magic protection, I finally stopped boiling the water and pulled out my hand.
 After boiling it for a while, it’s fine to leave it like that for some time.
 ……Suddenly, when I looked up at the sky, it was completely dark.

“It’s, beautiful, right?”

 Cheryl who sat down and hugged her legs put some ripples in this silence.
If one looked up, one would see a sky filled with countless stars.
 It had the innocence and disorder of a black canvas studded with one’s favourite colour and yet its magnificent brilliance was breath-taking.
“Yeah, it’s beautiful”

 I don’t have a profound knowledge of art, so the words I can use are limited, but that doesn’t mean it would spoil this beauty.
 –I looked at the sky together with Cheryl for a while.
 Now that I think about it, it has been a long time since it was just me and Cheryl. Recently there were always Sonia or Monica close by.
 As I separated my eyes from the sky, I saw Cheryl looking up at it with a loving gaze.
 When Cheryl noticed my eyes she looked directly into them and her gentle smile became stronger.

“Slava-kun”
“What is it?”

 Entwining her elegant, thin fingers with mine, our hands connected.
 I widened my eyes in surprise when I felt the cool and girlish softness from Cheryl’s fingers entwined with mine.

 I don’t feel the usual grip strength from Cheryl’s hand gently holding mine.
 Compared to the force a normal girl of marriageable age can gather, this degree of grip strength was enough to let someone feel a lot of pain if one didn’t train oneself, you know?

“Thank you, Slava-kun”

 A gentle smile reflected in my wide open eyes.
 Cheryl, who tilted her head to look into my eyes which looked like circles, slowly let out a voice as if trying to persuade me in the darkness of the night.

“I, was able to become a little gentle, right……?
 ……It’s all, thanks to Slava-kun”
“……Not at all. It’s been thanks to Cheryl’s hard work”
“No, that’s not it……If you didn’t give me a chance and didn’t practice together, with me I wouldn’t have made it, so it’s thanks to Slava-kun……That’s why, see?”

 She put a little power in the hand that held mine.
However, it wasn’t enough to hurt me– Well, this is how that child turned out.

“……Lets look, at lots of the world– foreeever together……?”

 She turned her strong-willed eyes towards me while I felt her soft hands quivering slightly.
 ……I see, that child is probably worried.
 The girl, which ran rampant when she threw a tantrum, grew up a little.
 As I thought, it’s good witnessing someone’s growth. Especially if it’s a childhood friend.

 If that’s the case, then I want to forever be able to watch that child’s future.

“Rest at ease, that’s what I intended to do all along.”

 The hand I wiped is already dry.
 When I gently stroked Cheryl’s hair, which was as light as a feather, with my empty right hand, her sharp eyes sleepily narrowed.

“I’m not going to lose. This journey of training still has to continue. Let’s explore the world together”
“……Yes!”

 Yes, this journey isn’t just about training.
 Its purpose is to let this girl see a lot of different things as well.
 For that reason–I didn’t intend to let some demon delay us, but doesn’t that mean we shouldn’t take any chances?
 It has been such a long time that I truly wanted to do something for someone like this.

 Martial arts used not just for oneself.
 I think that those called martial artists are selfish beings, until the end.
 To gain something, to protect something — Whatever the purpose, it’s impossible to avoid hurting anyone in order to reach one’s goal. No matter how important or righteous that purpose might be this fact will never change.
 However, it strongly shook my heart to use my fists for somebody else.
“Well then, let’s go to bed for today. We have to get up early tomorrow, Cheryl.”

 I threw away the hot water which was in the basin and wiped the dishes with a dishcloth.
 I piled up the cleaned dishes which were still hot and returned to Sonia’s house.
 As Cheryl’s expression relaxed and followed me with a springy gait, I incidentally looked up, my expression pregnant with thoughts.

“(The meaning of wielding a fist, is it?)”

 The fist I just kept swinging in pursuit of becoming the strongest.
 That purpose hasn’t changed. It doesn’t change the fact that being the strongest is supreme to me.
 However, if it’s within the reach of those hands can’t I reach them out to protect those around me as well — I wonder if I can be that greedy?

“I won’t lose anymore, absolutely”

 Those words, I don’t know how many times I swore them, melted into the sky.
 Those words which should have felt worn out strangely heated up my body.

 ──With that heat dawn came, the time of the decisive battle arrived.



References

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[Vol. 2] Chapter 30 – Sharpening one’s Fangs



Dark clouds filled the sky.
 In the lands of Natosha, which we visited again, two girls faced each other.
 One party swung that familiar silver hair, her crimson eyes gently shaking, and the other party wore a bird mask covering her face, making one unable to see her expression.
 In spite of that, I concluded that those two girls were —
Doing nothing much, because those two were good friends.

 Cheryl and Sonia. Neither of those two female martial artists took a stance.
 At first one couldn’t find a common point in their pose, but it’s interesting for them both to completely relax as if they agreed upon that prior to this.

“Looks like you’re ready”
“Yes”
“Perfectly”

 When I called out to those combat ready people from a place slightly away from them, both of them answered at the same time.
 As Sonia hid her face behind a mask I couldn’t see her expression, Cheryl’s expression, on the other hand, was easily understood. In her usual calm expression resembling drowsiness, one could see a belligerent twinge.
 That reminds me, she didn’t get to do any sparring recently. Although Cheryl’s face looks considerably more girlish than when I met her, at times like this when she’s excited about fighting a strong opponent one can see that she’s that man’s grandchild.

 Fumu, delaying this anymore would just be cruel then.
 It’s like being hungry and having a feast which could make one forget everything in front of one’s eyes. Looks like it’s that child’s limit soon.

“Then — Begiiin!”

 I moved to a place where I’m not in their way, but even with that distance my voice was loud enough to resound through this place.
–In the next moment, that signal shout was overwritten by the scream of the ground Cheryl kicked.

 She’s completely like a carnivorous animal. As is expected of Chester’s beloved grandchild. She fully inherited that guy’s aggressiveness and youth became the launching pad for said aggressiveness.
 The distance, which should have been enough to carry out a martial arts match, was destroyed like a hindrance and she approached Sonia with a gale coiling around the girl’s delicate arm.

 However, Sonia also wasn’t someone to be taken lightly. She easily handled Cheryl’s splendid rush, which would even let a lion’s charge appear like a snail’s pace, and her hammer like fist swinging down.

“–Aha, as I thought, Sonia’s great”
“Cheryl-chan, too!”

 Despite that, they still had some spare energy left.
 Although Cheryl’s slugfest seemed disorderly at first glance, ever blow compared to those other martial artists’ attacks is nothing to be ashamed of and has reached an incredibly high level. Speed, power and precision. This form is what any normal martial artist is yearning for.
 However, I cannot but say that Sonia who avoided every of those powerful and complicated blows is out of the ordinary as well. She keeps on avoiding Cheryl’s “Transparent Fist” easily, which had a high speed and was even difficult to dodge with high visual acuity, without relying on her vision at all.

 Good grief. Those girls are still considered young elves, I don’t know if I should laugh or cry.
 That Chester called himself a man only talented in putting in effort, but if these geniuses get stronger at the same pace as that idiot, I wonder to what heights they will rise.

“I can’t get too careless, huh?”

 As I observed those two young people’s battle unfolding in front of my eyes I sighed.
 In preparation for the upcoming battle against Tarisberg, Sonia sealed her magic in this match.
 Having crossed fists with both Cheryl and Sonia, I believe that the current Cheryl still isn’t a match for Sonia.  That’s why I suggested they shouldn’t use direct magic attacks, though I didn’t tell them my reasons, but — I see, in those circumstances their strength is equal to some extent.
 How do I put this? Someone with equal strength is the best opponent for a match. Of course, it’s important to fight stronger opponents to be able to understand the flow of a battle, which is as profound as the ocean is deep, but it’s just as important to fight slightly weaker ones to review the basics.

“Ii……!”

 Well, well, while I was thinking about these things, it seems like this match reached a turning point.
 Sonia’s palm strike charged with magical power hit Cheryl’s abdomen. Her delicate body was blown away as if it got dragged away by a storm.
 Other than the Shijima style’s “Valiant”, which involved letting one’s magical power explode, and that wind blast I saw before, this one hit held that much destructive power while needing little magical power — that had to hurt.
 Sonia’s palm strike — Kuku, looks like it was effective. Even without her using wind magic, this should probably be enough to flip Cheryl’s switch.

“Did I go a little too far……?”
“What’s the matter? You don’t have to worry. Cheryl’s over there”

 I replied Sonia, who worried about Cheryl’s small body, so smoothly one might think I prepared it beforehand.
 The moment she made a small “Mu” sound behind her mask and turned her attention to me she instantly turned towards Cheryl.

 There, Cheryl, who held her abdomen and looked down, slowly raised her face.
 Naturally, there was an aggressive, wide smile on her face.
 Sonia, who restored her posture, started to mutter.

“I see — it’s like that”

 If one only knew the Cheryl from before one would certainly be surprised which is what leaked out from behind her mask.
 That magical power which was mixed with joy and hostility but still remained innocent. One can’t imagine this from the usually quiet Cheryl.
It’s been a long time since I last saw Cheryl like that, but looks like it hasn’t been cured, huh? Maybe I didn’t see her like this while we were sparring because Cheryl restrained herself as it was necessary to think about more things.

“It’s fun, It’s fun, Soniaaaa! Hey, Slava-kun, it’s fine, right? I can give it my all, right?”

 In any case, I can’t bring myself to restrain her young self anymore.
 That said, let’s have her borrow Sonia for a little.

“Yeah, you should give it your all. I’m sorry, but could you please try to receive the blows, Sonia?”
“Don’t just say whatever you want……But I just can’t refuse a request from Slava-kun”

 A sulky voice swelled out from beneath the mask.
 This certainly feels a little irresponsible, but it’s also a form of trust born from having crossed fists with her.

“Aah, there are only few who can serve as Cheryl’s opponent. That means I’ve recognized your strength, Sonia”
“……Good grief, didn’t even forget to say some sweet lines. As I thought, you’re cunning”

 Sonia spat some poisonous words at me in a childish voice, followed by ones that seem like she prepared beforehand.
 Fumu, the winds have changed.
 The outcome has already been decided, huh? Well, let’s leave it to Sonia.

 I, who tried to predict the match’s future outcome, turned my back to Cheryl and Sonia and took some distance from them.
 This match took place for training purposes. I didn’t particularly want to conceal myself anymore, so just staying here should be fine, but I wanted to avoid getting in their way.

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“Well then, Shall we start?”

 I stopped walking and charged my magical power after what felt like a minute.
 I let my magical power boil inside my body to enhance my physical ability. — From this point on it was the same as always.

 As the pale, cherry blossom coloured light ball of magical power leaked out of my body, whose functions gradually sharpened, I stopped pouring magical power into it and breathed out.

“This …… is my limit, huh?”

 Compared to my peak was it the same or slightly weaker? –Knowing my limit, I closed my eyes.
 I tried to make this small body adapt to this technique. With the difference in body and mind I tried to polish that skill, but even in my golden days, it didn’t even exceed the thickness of a thin skin.

 Therefore I’m required to set foot in domains I didn’t step into before, in my previous life.

 ”Cherry Blossom Prototype” was, in fact, the first step.
 Even though I said I created this technique together with my master, I only used it three times, the fight with Sonia included.
 Naturally speaking, this technique is accompanied by extreme pain and could nearly be labelled as a suicide attack. I don’t want to use it as much as possible.
 However, now that I caught up with the past Slava Shijima I have to push myself to reach higher places in this new life– as Slava Marshal.

 I poured more magic power into my body after I sighed and used healing magic on it at the same time.
 The ball of light leaking out of my body gained in intensity, it danced like falling cherry blossoms and sparked like a fire flower.
 As the strengthening rate was more subdued than at the time I showed it to Sonia, the pain was less extreme as well.

“……I heard a little about it, but it’s really dreadful”

 As I thought about raising the rate and tried to add more magic power — I stopped my movements in quiet surprise at the sounds coming from behind.
 This unknown voice with some childishness still remaining it seemed to belong to someone I encountered recently. I was familiar with it.

“– Monica, is it? What brings you here?”

 It’s Alfareia’s talented woman, Monica Renfield.
 Although we parted with her at the research institute, she followed us to Natousha one day later as she was worried that something might happen.
 It’s largely thanks to her that we are able to practice like this.
 If she didn’t investigate the ground directly we wouldn’t be able to tell when Tarisberg might appear and all we could do was silently wait.

“I heard from Sonia that you went in this direction. Additionally, I was interested in those tremendous waves of magical power.”

 To have come all this way, did she have some business with me?
 As I continued “Cherry Blossoms Prototype” Monica seemed like she wanted to ask something but lowered her gaze with hesitation.
“I wanted to report the results of today’s investigation, I confirmed that Tarisberg’s appearance will be after approximately two to three days. …… Ehm”
“Mu? What’s the matter?” 
“Aren’t you scared? Speaking of Tarisberg, it’s the most frightening existence any elf without exception is afraid of, you know?”

 With her shoulders shaking, Monica directly looked into my eyes.
 ……I don’t know how many times Sonia asked me this already.
 I realized that “Tarisberg” holds a special place in an elf’s heart. In a bad way.
 But my answer doesn’t change.

“It’s probably something I can only say because I didn’t experience it, but I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Alma defeated that Tarisberg which appeared before, right? Then there’s even less reason to be afraid.”
“Alma, is it? You say the elves’ hero’s name so casually, don’t you?”

 Mu, I’m speechless. Was it a little unnatural for a kid like me to mention Alma’s name without honorifics?
 Well, I have to think about how to reply to that, but that child’s really smart. Even if I try to keep this up I’m afraid I’ll be found out.

“She’s an alumni of my school so we are acquainted. I’m sorry if I offended you”

 I couldn’t really come up with a good excuse so I decided to tell her the truth together with an apology without any resistance.
 Monica quickly waved her hand to me who lowered his head.

“I, it’s nothing, I certainly do respect Miss Alma. However, as there’s nothing more to it I don’t intend to blame you. So, please raise your head. I’m just a little curious……”
“That’s good then. –Well then, there’s a skill I’d like to practice right now. It’s dangerous so please step back”

 I pretended to not notice Monica who seemed to want to hear more and changed the topic.
 Monica didn’t seem convinced but she followed my words.
 ……I think I don’t particularly mind talking about it, but I had not just a little influence on the world in my previous life. It’s not something I can just tell anyone. Well, I wouldn’t believe it either if I were in their place.

 Anyway. I can finally test “that”.
 It’s the culmination of Shijima style’s “Surging Waves” stance I reached after much hard work in my previous life — “Inconceivable Change”.
  

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“Wha, what was that, just now–!?”

 Frowning from that acute pain, I put my hands on my knees and try to steady my breathing.
 The effects of “Cherry Blossoms Prototype” have already been lifted, but the healing magic still continued to heal the physical damage.
 That severe pain gradually softened due to the healing magic, but this couldn’t even compare to the time with Sonia.
 Kuku, this, indeed, is all the burden this body can endure. Hopefully, there won’t be another opportunity to use it in the next ten years.

 ──However, I comprehended it. Shijima style “Surging Waves’” pinnacle “Inconceivable Change”!
 Although intense pain was tormenting me and agony was running through my body, I clearly felt my face dyed with delight.

 The secret technique I only succeeded to use one time in my previous life before I was afflicted with disease, inconceivable change.
 It seems like Slava Marshal, who caught up to my previous self, is somehow able to use that skill.
 It was the sign that I had taken the first step on this new road — meaning I caught up and exceeded the previous me at my strongest.

 Looking at these facts in front of my eyes, the force with which I clenched my teeth in pain lessened.

 –The place I’m training in now is inside the forest close to Natousha.
 I wasn’t that deep inside, but the trees still blocked the sun’s light making the place shadowy even at noon.

 Now, however, the brightly shining sun was reflecting inside my eyes when looked up at the sky.
 I reflexively closed my eyes from that radiance and turned my gaze down again out of fatigue.
 Thereupon, the trees, which obstructed the view to the sky not long ago — turned into splinters and scattered.

“Wha, what was that sound just now, Slava-kun –Tha, that’s…..!?”

 As soon as that pain subsided, having heard the noise that was resounding all the time until now Sonia carrying Cheryl on her back appeared.
 Cheryl, who probably got knocked unconscious by Sonia, breathed softly but contrasting that Sonia seemed awfully surprised.
 Well, looking at this situation that’s not surprising. Only I, who used “Inconceivable Change”, could understand — what kind of method could cause such a disaster.

“Kuku, hey, Sonia”
“– What is it?”
“Making progress — is a good thing”

 After having confirmed the progress I made for the first time in several decades, I showed an exhausted smile.
 I don’t feel like I’ll lose to anything if it’s the current me. Even that Chester.

 Even if it’s a dragon or a behemoth, it doesn’t matter what it is, come at me.
 While being wrapped in the biggest satisfaction of this life, I fainted and fell down.



References

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Chapter 240 – Masterplan



Part 1

There would inevitably be a day when young eagle had to spread their wings and fly towards their own world, distancing themselves from their parents. From then on, the lone eagle would take to the sky and travel far away.

There would also be a day when men reaches adulthood. Everyone had their own different paths. For their dream, for their future, they would pave their own path. A day would come when they had to leave their family and friends.

Twenty three to twenty four years were the golden age for practitioners. To hone their skills, they would travel to foreign land without looking back. Doing so would make themselves stronger, both physically and mentally.

“Maybe… I will stay in the Shang Dynasty for a very long time. Three years ago, during the Celestial City’s warbeast tournament, the third princess had graced us with her presence. I was already acquainted with her at that time, but I didn’t know she is a princess. When I arrived at Yindu this time, she invited me to stay for a few months.” The beautiful Yan Qingcheng said with slight sentiment, “I wonder if we’ll have a chance to meet up again in the future.”

That’s right, it was hard to promise anything, because the immortal’s mainland was really too vast. Who could be sure that no accident would occur during their journey?

“My first destination is definitely the Shang Empire.” Lazio wanted to learn how to recite poet and travel all over the world. Then he continued, “The Shang Dynasty is one of the five major states, it has occupied at least sixteen percent of the entire territory. I think I will be staying at the Shang Empire for a really long time.”

“So are we.” Aqua, Frosty, and Tenvis nodded at the same time.

“I will travel to various regions of Shang Dynasty.” Dugu Jianmo announced. Then he looked at Xiao Chen and said, “Xiao Shishui, you ought to leave soon. There’s a ‘strong tiger’ in Yindu. If you are too late, you might run into trouble.”

“I already know that. When I just entered the Lunar Pavilion, I’ve already heard people talking about it.” Xiao Chen downed one cup by himself, and said, “So what if he is a strong tiger. If he dares to find me, I intend to take his head with me.”

Hearing these, the expressions of everyone in the private room changed.

Dugu Jianmo looked at him and didn’t say anything.

The blue-haired pretty boy Lazio said with a grave expression, “I heard that person might have entered the realm of demigod already. Even if you have powerful divine abilities, there differences in level are still too much. I fear that it will be extremely difficult to take him down.”

Windfeathers nodded and said, “It is better to withdraw temporarily. The people from Tiger clan is very venomous. Xiao Chen should have learned his lesson from three years ago.”

Hearing the name, Yan Qingcheng felt somewhat unnatural as she recalled certain events of the past.

“It won’t hurt. With me and Dugu Jianmo combined, it should be enough I suppose.”

“The two of you combined?” Everyone at the scene was very surprised. Even Dugu Jianmo himself was shocked. He never expected Xiao Chen would say something like this.

“What, all of these started because of you, how can you pull out at times like this?” Xiao Chen looked at Dugu Jianmo with a smile.

“Very well, I will not leave Yindu for at least one month.” Dugu Jianmo didn’t hesitate and made such a promise.

Windfeathers and the others asked, “Is there anything we can do to help?”

Xiao Chen shook his head, and said, “The two of us should be enough.”

Part 2

“We are not in a rush anyway. We won’t be leaving that soon. Getting rid of a demigod before departure could be considered a beautiful tale.” Lazio added.

Xiao Chen continued, “You guys belong to a faction, unlike me and Dugu Jianmo, who are all alone. If this matter become known, it will stick to you for a lifetime.”

“Hehe, no matter. Let’s talk about this again when the time comes.”

Because of this matter, the sad atmosphere of parting had momentarily been dispelled.

There was no such thing as a never-ending banquet in this world. In the end, everyone became a little drunk. Even beauties like Yan Qingcheng and Frosty had a flush on their lily-white faces.

The time for parting had arrived. Only that, they were stunned the moment they pushed the door open. The stairs leading downstairs had been filled to the brim. Bosch, Chen Hanggin, Yin Feng, and many others had been waiting for a long time.

Xiao Chen even noticed Chulain at the back of the crowd. It was the very same Chulain who possessed the outstanding Destiny Twin divine ability. And beside him was a handsome youth with indistinguishable power.

“Brother Xiao, wait a minute. Let us have a little chat.” Bosch walked over.

“Brother Dugu, our meeting must be the work of fate. Please, come over here.” Chen Hanggin stepped forward.

“Miss Qingcheng and Lady Frosty are as beautiful as the fairies. Please, have a sit here.” Yin Feng also called out intimately.

A group of people encircled them. Their aim was clearly to retain Xiao Chen’s group.

“He-he-he…” Chulain laughed and walked forward with Yanzalp. Other than the few from supreme clans, the others involuntarily get out of the way. Yindu’s Heroic Four had shaken the imperial capital, who was not afraid of them?

“No discord, no concord. How about coming to my mansion for a while?” Chulain was calm and easygoing. He didn’t bear the shame of a loser.

“Okay, but not today.” Xiao Chen tactfully refused.

Yanzalp looked at Xiao Chen, then he looked at Dugu Jianmo. His eyes emitted a sharp glint, but he only nodded without saying anything in the end. On the contrary, he seemed more interested in Yan Qingcheng and Frosty. He actually ordered someone to go and prepare gifts for them.

“Brother Xiao…”

Just at this time, one guy pushed through the crowds, and he even crossed over Chulain and Yanzalp.

“It’s you.” Xiao Chen shot a cold glare at him. He recognized this person. He was Yutong, the bodyguard of the third princess. That night, he led a group of people to block his path in the sky. At that time, he was very arrogant and despotic.

“Brother Xiao, please forgive me.” Yutong bowed awkwardly and said, “Brother Xiao, I beg your forgiveness. Please let bygones be bygones. Today, I am here on behalf of the third princess to send an invitation Brother Xiao and Brother Dugu.”

Dugu Jianmo was very silent. From start until now, he didn’t say a single word.

Xiao Chen shook his head and said, “We still have matters to attend to, maybe next time.”

Hearing these, the bodyguard panicked and almost knelt down on impulse, “Brother Xiao, it is my fault. I was too rude three days ago. I will apologize to you here and now. Please, you have got to help me. Otherwise the third princess will kill me. She only wanted to invite you all to a simple gathering. There are no ulterior motives.”

Part 3

Seeing that Xiao Chen remain unmoved. Yutong lowered his voice and whispered, “The third princess had already made the ‘strong tiger’ to back out. I know Brother Xiao can handle the situation by yourself, but this is after all, the kind regards of the princess, so please…”

This news was very unexpected to Xiao Chen. He nodded in the end and said, “Alright.”

“Brother Dugu…” Following that, Yutong walked in front of Dugu Jianmo and whispered something.

“Hmph, I don’t need any sword manual!” Dugu Jianmo snorted.

“Rather than a sword manual, it is a…” Yutong hurriedly tried to explain.

“Fine, I’ll go.” Out of everyone’s expectation, Dugu Jianmo actually agreed to go with a nod.

It was obvious that Yutong had made preparations beforehand. Next, he also made Lazio, Windfeathers, and the others agreed to go with him.

The rich kids of Yindu were all dumbstruck, this… third princess really knows how to play her hands, she actually caught all of them in one go and invited them to her residence.

In fact, everyone only had eyes for Xiao Chen and Dugu Jianmo. As for Windfeathers and the others, they were only for the purpose of putting the two at ease. Of course, it was a different story for Yan Qingcheng and Frosty due to their good looks.

Even if it was just a vacation home, it was very impressive. How could the residence of the third princess not be so?

Walking on the path laid out by cobblestones, they passed through the garden, crossed over a stone bridge, and arrived at a lotus pond. Following the winding path on the surface of the pond, they arrived at a pavilion.

There, they found a girl in white dress sitting in front of the musical stage. Although she her face was covered by a veil, it was easy to guess how beautiful she was with that delicate body of hers, as well as that pair of clear eyes. Moreover, her beauty might possibly be at divine level.

Xiao Chen and Dugu Jianmo didn’t have the intention to show any courtesy, the third princess also didn’t mind. She smiled and invited them to sit down. She even intimately invited Yan Qingcheng to sit beside her.

“I had wanted to recruit all of you as my servants, but I’ve changed my mind. Everyone here is an elite, how would you all willingly agree to serve other people. I, Yinying, only wish to make friends with all of you.”

“The princess is too courteous. To be able to make friends with the princess is our honor.” The blue-haired pretty boy Lazio smiled. His handsome face was filled with a calm expression. He came from a major clan in the Southern Wasteland, he was most familiar with this kind of strategy to get closer by pushing the others away.

“Hehe, Lord Lazio is really extraordinarily handsome. If you were to visit the major clans in Yindu, I’m afraid that the standard for choosing a spouse among the ladies will increase by several levels.” The third princess smiled lightly and said, “I have news that Lord Lazio might be particularly interested in. The fairy Lan Nuo had once showed up in my Shang Dynasty. I have already invited the person in the know. If Lord Lazio wanted to know more, please go and ask him in detail.”

“Many thanks!” Lazio expressed his heartfelt gratitude and left with the guidance of a maid. Even Xiao Chen was surprised by this news. If not for hiding his identity, he would have follow after them to inquire.

“Windfeathers, you are an outstanding person among mankind. Although you have suffered crushing defeats in Yindu, I want you to believe me that the men in my Yindu do not have evil intention. They are only a little rough with their ways. I beg you to forgive them. I know you have outstanding talent. Only a few can reach your level, and you even train in the Demon Beast Art. That is a secret art that once lord over the whole world. The only reason you lost is because you don’t have a powerful beast soul. If you have the help of a quality beast soul, I fear that only a few among the youths can match up to you. I have a rare beast soul sealed in my mansion house, don’t refuse, you can go and have a look first. Who knows, you might be able to reap some benefits.”

Windfeathers saluted and left.

Xiao Chen couldn’t help but let out a sigh. This third princess really knows how to play her hands.

Part 4

The third princess smiled lightly. She faced Tenvis and said, “I know you came from the Cloudfire Hall of the West. Not long ago, someone had given me a treasure. It is said that the divine pearl came from the Cloudfire Hall.”

Tenvis jumped up with in shock and said with shaky voice, “Is it the Cloudfire Pearl?”

“Maybe… you can go take a look yourself.”

Tenvis bowed deeply and left in a hurry.

“Young Frosty, I have a lot of moisturizer here, it can make you look young forever.”

“Eh, really?” Frosty’s pretty face immediately welled up with envy.

“Of course it is true. Come, sit beside big sister. Later, I will give you and Sister Qingcheng three bottles each. Frosty walked with graceful steps and moved towards the third princess with a smiling face.

Aqua frowned and wanted to condemn his younger sister. However, he couldn’t do it in front of so many people. This girl… she actually got bribed by three bottles of moisturizer. Seriously… it made him feel so speechless.

“Brother Aqua, I have a complete copy of the Water God Style here…”

“Really?”

Aqua no longer rebuked his younger sister as he quickly left with a palace maid.

The third princess looked at Xiao Chen with a smile, then she looked at Dugu Jianmo. She sighed and said, “The both of you are wise and able persons. The two of you have a really promising future. I really wanted you both to stay behind and serve me, but I know that your ambition is not the position and wealth of the secular world. Sigh, it really is such a pity.”

The two of them didn’t have anything to say in response.

“Three years ago, when I visited the Celestial City. I have asked one man if he was willing to come to the north with me. I can give him riches and honor beyond his wildest imagination. Looking at the both of you, I started to recall his appearance as he refused without the slightest hesitation. It was such a pity. If he is still alive, I think he wouldn’t be weaker than any of you…”

Speaking until here, the third princess felt a little regretful.

Dugu Jianmo kept his silence. Xiao Chen on the other hand, had a different feeling. He was already sure of it, the third princess was the owner of Goldie. The past events from three years ago quickly flooded his mind.

Yan Qingcheng could guess who the third princess was referring to. She opened her mouth, but didn’t say anything in the end.

“Many thanks to the third princess for hindering that strong tiger.” Xiao Chen cupped his hands to express his gratitude.

“No need to thank me, I just don’t want… the tragedy from three years ago to happen again. Personally, there are some clans that I don’t like.” The third princess heaved a sigh.

Xiao Chen had no choice to admit that the third princess might really be sincere. Or perhaps her acting was just too perfect. These simple words had already cleared all of his misunderstanding. The good opinions of the third princess continued to rise.

Of course, this was not the passionate feeling between man and woman. This was but the feeling of admiration for someone capable.

With a flash of gold light, Goldie appeared in the pavilion as if it had just teleported here. It circled around Xiao Chen three times and scratched its cheeks afterward. It had a dubious expression and looked somewhat amusing.

Part 5

On the other hand, Xiao Chen shivered with cold, He hastily restrained all of his aura.

“Hehe…” Seeing his expression, the third princess giggled and called out, “Goldie, come over here…”

Goldie appeared in front of the third princess with a whoosh. After receiving the Amethyst Ginseng from the third princess, it immediately gnawed on it.

Xiao Chen was speechless. So that’s why, not only did Goldie manage to redevelop its Shadow Partner, it even became more powerful. It was because the third princess always feed it with these kind of thing. Even when compared to Keke’s snacks, it was not to be outdone.

Looking at Goldie, he started to miss Keke and wished that the little beast could come back soon.

“Brother Xiao, although I have already send someone to warn the strong tiger, you still need to be more careful. After all, this clan always conduct their activities without qualms. You need to be more vigilant against them.”

“Thanks, I know.” Xiao Chen nodded.

“Brother Dugu, I know that sword is your everything.” The third princess smiled and continued, “I know that you do not cherish any sword style. That’s why I’ve specifically searched for three different records of swordplay, personally left behind by Zhang Sanfeng.”

Hearing that it was left behind by Zhang Sanfeng, not only Dugu Jianmo, even Xiao Chen was moved.

“There are three ancient statues, each of these stone statue has three sword scars.” The third princess clapped her hands. Two warrior carefully moved one of the ancient statue into the pavilion.

The stone statue was marked by the passing of time. It had clearly experienced the wear and tear of endless years.

The sword scars at the head, chest, and leg immediately attracted Dugu Jianmo’s attention. He walked over with large strides.

“Hehe… back then, when a sword master faced one of these stone statues, he trained for thirty years straight. Therefore, I have only moved one stone statue here today. If Brother Dugu wants to see the other two statues, you are free to do so at any time.”

Dugu Jianmo could no longer register anything she said as he inspected the stone statue carefully.

Xiao Chen knew that Dugu Jianmo had also fallen into the hands of the third princess.

The third princess Yinying smiled lightly. Soon after, she turned her head to face Xiao Chen and said, “Brother Xiao is currently training his heart in the secular world?”

“That’s right.”

“My teacher told me once. To train the heart in the secular world, a man must go to the battleground. If a man didn’t get to experience the mass slaughter of the battlefield, that would be a lifetime of regret.”

“The battleground is not the only place to train the heart. As for regret… everyone’s life is filled with regret. It is unavoidable. There is no need to meticulously spread out my path so long as I continue going forward without flinching.”

Although that’s what he said, Xiao Chen couldn’t help but admit going to the battleground was the dream of every man. He felt that he really need to enter the battleground for his next stop, but he didn’t want to go there by means of the third princess.

Xiao Chen left the third princess’ residence by himself. The others had been retained by the third princess’ clever ploy. And since he owed the third princess a favor, it was impossible for him to walk away from it.

Just at this time, someone rushed over quickly and said, “Lord, someone made me deliver this letter to you.”

Xiao Chen opened the letter, there was only one sentence: The moment you leave Yindu is the moment you die.

The inscription is the image of a tiger.

Xiao Chen laughed out out, then his expression turned cold and said to the delivery boy: “Tell him, don’t wait outside of Yindu, I will certainly take his head in this city within ten days!”

The same thing happened again, but Xiao Chen was no longer the same Xiao Chen from back then. At worst, he would just retreat, change his appearance again, and hide among the multitude of people.



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Chapter 239 – Mental State



Part 1

Xiao Shishui defeated Chulain of the Heroic Four. This news was like a gale as it spread throughout the Shang Dynasty’s capital city in a single night. This was undoubtedly a sensational news.

The Heroic Four were almost unrivalled among the youth generation. The names had shaken the Shang Dynasty for several years. They were invincible and practically unparalleled. Even those who were one generation older than them might not necessarily be able to win against them.

The Warbeast Palaces, casinos Spellbind Castle, Moonflower Castle… and all the practitioners were talking about this matter. The travelling artist Xiao Shishui had become famous in Yindu overnight.

In particular, the grown-up generation was more concerned about this matter after learning the news. Chulain was a prominent figure among the youth generation, for him to lose like this, it was definitely a major event.

“The Destiny Twins are known to be invincible. With the Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel paired up, just how many people can stand up against them? However, he was defeated by a travelling artist who appeared out of nowhere. We must him that artist at all cost.”

“Let’s see if we can make use of this Xiao Shishui.”

After they received the report, many clans issued orders with similar meaning. A youth expert like this would definitely become an absolute powerhouse in the future. If he was educated efficiently, it was extremely possible for him to stand at the top among his peers. How could these major clans not recruit him?

Eightfold Worlds had only been revealed to the public eyes for the first time, and it had already become well known in this region.

In addition to that, Xiao Chen’s origin had become all the more mysterious due to his proficiency in various seal techniques. These five powerful seal techniques possessed indescribable power and had once shocked the heaven and earth.

Not only that, the extremely destructive Telepathic Sword Wave had once intimidated the whole world during a certain era. Adding on to that, there’s even the Yin-Yang Seal. All of these seemed to indicate that… Xiao Chen’s origin was very complicated. He should have the backing of several world-renowned experts, otherwise how could he have learned all of these long lost skills?

This was a very restless night for Yindu. Regardless of the casinos or the brothels, every practitioner was discussing about this matter.

And it was also during this night that everyone learned of another matter. Yanzalp of the Heroic Four would be back in three more days. The urgent letter Chulain received in the middle of the fight was delivered by him.

This news made everyone very excited. Chulain of the Heroic Four had been defeated, would Yanzalp stick out for him? Not for vengeance, but to give him some face.

After all, the Heroic Four were close friends to begin with. Since Yanzalp would be coming back, how could he look on without lifting a finger? Since that was the case, the following days in Yindu would definitely be very fantastic.

Furthermore, there was still one more piece of news that only the scions of renowned clans knew of. There was a “strong tiger” from Middle Earth’s Tiger clan in town. Once he learned that two “young tigers” were killed, they believed that the “strong tiger” from the world-renowned Tiger clan would not be able to sit still much longer…

Many people were bound to suffer from insomnia this night. That was because of their expectations for the following days.

The lakeside had already quieten down. Everyone had left a long time ago. It was already very late at night.

The bright moonlight shone upon the lake. A soft and gentle radiance circulated in the clear Moon Lake. It looked like a piece of shiny gem. With the reflection of the moonlight, this place had been shrouded by a layer of faint mist. It was beautiful beyond words.

A small boat was slowly drifting on the Moon Lake, creating ripples as it drifted. The ripples broke the reflection of the moonlight into tiny pieces of jade.

Part 2

Xiao Chen sat at the bow of the boat all by himself, admiring the moon as he drink. What was absent was the joy of victory, the only thing present was a feeling of emptiness. When everyone was making a racket out there, he was at the Moon Lake alone.

During the battle, he did indeed felt a surge of strong emotion. At that moment, he was full of mettle. He wholeheartedly devoted his life to the passionate confrontation, allowing his flower of life to bloom fully. During that life and death confrontation, he tasted the true meaning of life and death. He felt a passion and caused his blood to race.

However, after the extreme showdown was over. When his strong emotion gradually waned, when his thrilling sensation gradually cooled down, all he felt instead was tiredness and emptiness.

Everyone was making a racket out there, yet he was all by his lonesome self.

Even if the whole world was cheering for him, his lonesome feeling still couldn’t be changed.

Fame, he already attained it. Money, he easily obtained.

However…

An exciting but a lonely life, that’s what he was feeling right now.

His back leaned against the boat’s railing. With the bronze cup in hand, he faced the moon and drank. Xiao Chen’s face was full of loneliness and solitude.

He was already a little drunk. While facing the hazy moonlight, he felt a little lost.

What is the meaning of immortality? Being invincible and living an eternal life might not really be a fortune. In those long years, what they might face were nothing but hardship and loneliness.

Perhaps, attaining immortality before the age of forty and “returning home” to take a look was his only pushing force.

However, thinking about it carefully, his white-haired parents were not that healthy to begin with. Would he still be able to meet them if he were to return twenty years later?

And his ex-girlfriend in the human world, who would be her partner after twenty years?

[I used up my youth to train, but I can’t see nor predict the future… is this worth it?]

Xiao Chen silently gazed at the moon by himself. He felt very tired all of a sudden. It was as if there was an invisible chain firmly tying him up.

[Should I go back…?]

Imagining the scene twenty years later, he suddenly felt his conviction collapsing. That all of his effort and struggle were in vain. His hope had turned into illusions. While facing these depressing fragments… he wondered if he should still continue to struggle.

He was drunk!

Xiao Chen was drunk indeed.

His mind was in disorder and he started to let his imagination run wild. His hardened heart was softened at this moment.

He actually started to doubt if there was any meaning behind his training.

Immortality? Live as long as the heaven and earth, shine as bright as the sun and moon, never dying and overlooking all living things.

Part 3

However, apart from these, was there anything else?

Loneliness and isolation were always one’s companion. Would these be the ultimate conclusion?

The world of mortals was full of charm and vitality. As such, was there any meaning to pursue immortality? Perhaps, just living a simple life and live out this life happily would be for the best.

[Who cares about heaven’s collapse or the underworld’s upheaval. Who cares about the death of ancestor gods or the calamity to enfold. I will just live my life free and unfettered, that will be more than enough.]

The the center of the Moon Lake, Xiao Chen gazed at the bright moon alone. After the midnight, this place appeared particularly unfrequented. It was extremely quiet.

The boat drifted with the waves.

Since who knows when, Xiao Chen suddenly heard the sound of swords clashing in his dreamy state.

Lifting his head to take a look, a girl actually flew past the lake. Although her posture was graceful, her killer move was launched straight towards the sky.

“♪♪♪…”

The beautiful yet heart-wrenching singing voice spread throughout the surrounding. It immediately caused Xiao Chen to sober up. For some reason, it felt as if he could see a very powerful army. His cooled down blood suddenly began to boil again.

“♪♪♪…”

It was as if Xiao Chen had been struck by lightning. His blood began to race in a flash. He was moved by the song and magnificent aspiration actually welled up in an instant. He felt as if he could go and shake up the ancestor gods between heaven and earth.

The intermittent song seemed to have ignited Xiao Chen’s fighting spirit. It caused the perplexed him to find his ego once more. This was a battle song for the men. It immediately boosted his morale.

Although the lyrics was awkward, that kind of artistic conception was already enough to cause his blood to boil and completely recover his mind.

Life was like a song. How could a man hesitate and be at a loss? They must allow the flower of life to bloom. They must be full of fighting spirit and stand upright between the heaven and earth. They must make their life brim with magnificent colors.

It didn’t matter what the future held, it was fine to disregard the conclusion. The most important thing was that he had already tried his best.

Xiao Chen hardened his heart and decided to continue moving forward without changing his direction. Unwavering from start to finish, continue to press forward.

Everyone was like this, it was impossible to stay simple and pure. Everyone had a complicated mind. And Xiao Chen was also the same. After a brief moment of loneliness, he began to feel hot blooded again, feeling even more confident than before.

The song slowly came to a stop. And that dream-like beauty also disappeared from the Moon Lake.

“Qing Qing… is that you?”

Part 4

“After the battle, I actually got possessed by the devil and narrowly destroyed my mind, that was too close!” Xiao Chen lamented.

He stood at the bow of the ship and looked at the starry sky alone. His gaze was firm and his will was as hard as steel. Xiao Chen was full of vigor. He was currently at the peak of Historia Sixth Celestial Layer, though it felt as if he could breakthrough at any time.

“Train the mind at the human world, that is a wise decision indeed.”

Xiao Chen felt convinced. He decided to vigorously continue this path down the human world. Hundred forms of life were waiting for him.

Three days passed in the blink of an eye. Xiao Chen tossed the evil twin’s head into the Moon lake. Chulain’s evil counterpart immediately showed up. He cupped his hands at Xiao Chen and left as though he was flying.

Although three days was a very short duration of time, it was more than enough for Xiao Chen to become the most well-known figure in Yindu.

Chulain’s evil twin was really sealed for three days. While everyone was shocked, they also couldn’t help but to admire his courage. He was really extraordinary to have the guts to restrain a young lord.

After quietly meditating at the Moon Lake for three days, Xiao Chen’s mental state had once again advanced by one level. His Spiritual Power had broke through to Historia’s Seventh Layer before his physical power’s advancement.

He jumped up suddenly and left the boat behind him. With the Eightfold’s extreme speed, Xiao Chen instantly appeared on Yindu’s main street. The sky was still the same, the clouds were no less different, but what changed was his mental state. These three days felt like a snap of the fingers.

Some of the supreme clans desired to settle in Yinxu City, but there were many things to consider. Apart from strategic location and economy, the most important factor was the ancient secrets.

According to legend, ancestor gods like Fuxi had once settled in Yinxu City during the distant past. The historical remains they left behind were long lasting.

Reportedly, this place had a hidden treasure. It might also be the burial ground of the gods. Above the sky, the dragon-qi lingered on. Below the ground, the dragon vein was ingrained.

Xiao Chen didn’t plan to leave Yindu for a short period of time. He had already visited the historical site of Fuxi. He still wanted to visit the other historical sites.

Unconsciously, Xiao Chen had arrived at the Lunar Pavilion again. He laughed involuntarily. A human’s habit sure was a scary thing. He had only been here twice, but under an aimless circumstances, he actually arrived at this place.

Since he was already here, there was no reason not to go in.

The instant he arrived at the ninth floor, Xiao Chen suddenly realized. Xiao Shishui could be considered as a celebrity now, if he was to go up like this, wouldn’t it be inappropriate?

However, it was already too late. Everyone’s gaze was already focused on him. The originally noisy building suddenly turned deadly silent.

Following closely, friendly words of greetings were spat out:

“Brother Xiao, this way please…”

“Greeting to Brother Shishui, please come over…”

A group of rich kids instantly encircled him. Many people wished to invite him as a guest. He had been missing for several days, just to appear at this place all of a sudden, how could they not step forward to worm their way into being friends.

This was but the expert who defeated Chulain. He wiped out the Destiny Twins with Eightfold Worlds. He was worthy of the supreme clan’s attention.

Part 5

The people at the pavilion were still the same. Xiao Chen saw Yin Feng, Bosch, and Chen Hanggin. He also saw Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, Frosty, Aqua, Tenvis, and the others in a certain private room.

However, it was a little different today. The rich kids of Yindu was no longer overbearing. They did not ridicule the experts from other continents anymore. The battle three days ago had completely crushed their arrogant attitude. First, several powerful experts were single-handedly defeated by Dugu Jianmo. Following that, Xiao Chen defeated Chulain, who was one of the Heroic Four.

“Xiao Shishui, come over here.”

The door to one of the private room opened. Dugu Jianmo carried the ******* sword on his back and leaned on the door.

Xiao Chen smiled as he cupped his hands at everyone. Then he walked towards Dugu Jianmo and entered the private room with him.

The ninth floor suddenly became noisy. Dugu Jianmo was also one of the target everyone was looking for. They didn’t expect that he was also at the Lunar Pavilion. Bosch, Chen Hanggin, Yin Feng, and the others each had their own plan.

And the door of another private room also closed at this moment. Yanzalp of the Heroic Four faced Chulain and asked with a smile, “So it is him? The one who can kill your Destiny Twin.”

Yanzalp had a slender build and looked extremely handsome. It was not an exaggeration to say that he was an absolute lady killer.

“It is him.” Chulain nodded and said, “I want to pull him into the army, what do you think?”

“If he is willing, of course it’s a good thing.” Yanzalp rocked the golden liquid in his wine cup and said, “I’m only afraid that he frivolous and didn’t want to enter the battlefield”

Chulain shook his head and said, “Not so, I feel that he is currently undergoing training. It might be possible to recruit him to the battlefield. This should be an unprecedented experience for him. Millions of soldiers facing each other in the battleground, that kind of genuine massacre, it should be very fitting to him.”

“How about I beat him and dispel his arrogance first.” Yanzalp had a sharp glint in his eyes.

“Haha…” Chulain laughed and said, “I’m afraid you might end up like me. Arrogance, I didn’t detect any of it from him. However, I do sense a lofty attitude from him. If you use force, it will only make him feel disgusted with us. It’s better to just go along with the flow.”

Yanzalp just thought of something and asked, “I heard that a ‘strong tiger’ is in the imperial capital. Do you think that tiger will leave the matter at that?”

In the other private room, Windfeathers, Dugu Jianmo and Xiao Chen faced each other silently and downed a cup of wine. After that, the door was pushed open. Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, Frosty, Aqua, and Tenvis walked in.

Other than the three from the West Border, the few from Southern Wasteland had gathered once more. Xiao Chen felt a little awkward.

After a short period of silence, everyone began to chat. Even the habitually silent Dugu Jianmo joined in on the conversation.

Yan Qingcheng asked, “Dugu Jianmo, what will you do from now on?”

“I will travel to the other end of the world with my sword. I will only live for the sword. Everything else is of no concern to me.”

“How about you?” She then proceeded to ask Windfeathers.

“I… am just a loser. I’m going to go to the Southwest border, enter the Beastmen’s Sacred Mountain, and find an ancient beast king’s soul. After that, I will return to Yindu again.” Windfeathers looked as if he was making an oath.

With regards to Windfeathers, Xiao Chen still sympathized with him more or less. He was originally a powerful warrior at one corner of the world, but nevertheless, he was an unlucky person to run into more powerful opponents consecutively and suffered crushing defeat several times. To him, Xiao Chen could only offer words of comfort, “To experience defeat in the early stage is not actually a bad thing. While you face the sun, the shadow is always behind you.”

“Thank you.” Windfeathers nodded.

“No need to ask me.” Seeing that Yan Qingcheng was about to open her mouth,” Lazio spoke by himself, “The immortal’s mainland is so vast. There are all kinds of races standing in great numbers. There are ancient clans who can stand up to gods, there are high human clan with exceptionally good looks. I will leave my mark in those places. I will climb over thousand of mountains and cross over a great number of ocean. I am going to travel the whole world.”

“What about brother Xiao?” Yan Qingcheng asked.

“I… am going to train my heart in the human society.”

Frosty, Aqua, and Tenvis also declared their own future plans.

The private room had fallen into silence for a brief moment. It had become very quiet for a moment.

All of them knew, after the gathering today, they might not see each other again for dozen of years, or maybe even for a lifetime. This could very possibly be their last meeting. Each person had their own future and their own path to take.

The room was faintly flooded with a sad atmosphere of parting.



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Chapter 238 – Heaven and Hell



Chulain did not believe Xiao Chen’s words in the slightest. Just who would be capable of sealing the twins in Heaven and Hell respectively? There was definitely no such person among the youth generation.

The Destiny Twins, one evil one just, one body two identity. They’re unable to be killed, they cannot be destroyed!

Black cloud surrounded the evil twin. The black aura of the netherworld caused the sky to turn into total darkness, the moon and the stars were hidden from view. The Deathgod’s Scythe was bursting with a destructive power which caused everyone to be terrified.

On the other hand, the virtuous twin scattered holy light and enveloped the surrounding area with divine splendor. That area seemed like an Elysium, it was peaceful and auspicious. The Heavenly Wheel floated above his head and scattered dense holy aura in all directions.

“The one capable of killing the Destiny Twins among the youth generation has yet to be born!”

Chulain’s purple gown fluttered as the twins descended to earth as if they were the Buddha and Asura. From their loftiness and temperament, it seemed like they had already overstepped the category of humans.

Xiao Chen didn’t say much as his surroundings began to turn blurry. It was as if a few pictures were revolving around him, yet it also seemed like they were the portal to eight different worlds. Each of his leisure step in the illusory space was as if he was flying at extreme speed.

With barely any effort, he continuously changed his positions over and over again. It was as if he was teleporting. It was an incomprehensible speed. Everyone got dizzy just from trying to figure out his current location. Even Chulain puckered up his brows.

However, Xiao Chen didn’t choose to go on the offensive for the time being. He only ran in a circle around the Twins.

Chulain sneered and said in a cold voice, “Even if you have extreme speed, you still can’t change the fact that I am invincible.” Then he shouted, “Heavenly Wheel!”

As one of the Heroic Four, he became incredibly powerful after learning the Destiny Twins technique. Although he was only at the peak of Historia’s Sixth Celestial Layer, he could kill an expert one level stronger than him. Even an Eight Celestial Layer warrior might not necessary be his equal.

The Heavenly Wheel shone gloriously. It was as of the revered Buddha was sitting upright in the sky. The aura it dispersed instantly submerged the surrounding area as the space shattered noiselessly. It was easy to imagine just how much power it contained.

However, Xiao Chen already possessed extreme speed at the moment. He shifted one thousand feet horizontally in fractions of a second and dodged to the side.

The Wheel followed Xiao Chen relentlessly. It pierced through the vast sky like a fire whirl and left behind a trail of gorgeous light in the night sky. The glaring light scattered down once more. It looked as beautiful as countless fireworks exploding at the same time. However, regardless of which, it was still a deadly attack. After the dazzling display of fireworks signified the beginning of a catastrophe.

Xiao Chen originally didn’t plan to make his move hastily. He wanted to continue probing his opponent. However, as the Heavenly Wheel continued to close in, he decided to make a counterattack for now.

He clenched his right fist and firmly sent a punch towards the sky. Rather than forming a destructive sphere, the Telepathic Sword Wave soared into the sky like the curvy Yellow River. The sword wave about the size of a water jar wriggled towards the sky like a silver dragon and clashed with the Heavenly Wheel.

“Cla-a-a-a-ank!”

An ear-splitting sound transmitted outwards, the Telepathic Sword Wave was broken, and the Heavenly Wheel was knocked back from the crash. It spiralled in the sky before it swoops down again, aiming to kill Xiao Chen.

The Heavenly Wheel was unlike the Destiny Twins. It seemed to be indestructible. It shone so brightly as if there were countless stars falling from the sky.

Xiao Chen, still trying to probe the opponent, dodged continuously with extreme speed.

It seemed like Chulain didn’t want to waste any more time. The evil twin started to move and split the sky with the Deathgod’s Scythe in his hands. The huge scythe was jet-black. Only the bladed part of the scythe was reflecting bright light, which signified its sharpness. It was especially dazzling in the dark fog.

The magic fog overflowed and submerged Xiao Chen in a split second.

“Clank! Clank! Clank!”

Xiao Chen cladded his fists with the Seal of Leo and launched a barrage of punches. However, he was forced backward with each punch. The Deathgod’s Scythe was unstoppable. And the Heavenly Wheel was also closing in. With the combination attacks of the two, Xiao Chen was practically unable to resist.

He must admit it, the Destiny Twins was indeed a powerful technique. With a divine ability like this, Chulain does have the right to show disdain for the youth generation.

As eight illusory worlds appeared, Xiao Chen narrowly escaped from the brink of the death.

“Is that all you got?” Chulain’s let out an ice-cold voice.

And now that Xiao Chen had accessed the Destiny Twins several times, he already had some understanding of this technique. He finally prepared to make his move and shouted, “I will now proceed to seal your technique!”

Xiao Chen clapped his hands to activate the Seal of Leo. A Golden Lion King appeared in the sky. Its three heads faced the sky and let out a world-shaking roar. The golden light dispersed the dark fog and lit up the night sky. The materialized Golden Lion abruptly threw itself at the Destiny Twins.

After that, Xiao Chen formed another seal with his hands.

The Seal of Immortal King was formed. A giant Immortal King stood behind him and one of its huge palm was already swatting at the Destiny Twins. It kept producing a rumbling sound and the space was already twisted.

The Seal of Flora came next. In the hand of the huge shadow that appeared, a mysterious flower bloomed and its petals scattered everywhere, causing the moon and the stars in the sky to lose their splendor. Countless sparkling petals flew forward and clashed with the Heavenly Wheel. A burst of resounding noise kept ringing with each clash.

The Seal of Aquarius followed after that. A huge crystal vase appeared atop Xiao Chen’s head. The vase released a violent energy beam towards the Destiny Twins. The holy light brushed the Deathgod’s Scythe and produced an ear-splitting sound.

The last one was the Everlasting Seal. One light beam after another were launched unceasingly. Shadows that looked similar to Xiao Chen were materialized and pointed the seal forward. All of them made a direct hit with the Heavenly Wheel. The Heaven and Earth were in turmoil.

Five powerful seal techniques were launched consecutively. Everyone was overwhelmed with horror from the world-shaking display of power. If it was another person, perhaps their body and soul would already be extinguished in its entirety.

However, Chulain’s Destiny Twins had actually received all of those attacks. Under the protection of the Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel, the Twins remained safe and sound.

But this was already enough for Xiao Chen. In the brief moment when Chulain’s weapons were stopped, he had found an opportunity to make this move.

The Seal of Yin and Yang. This was a god-sealing technique he learned from the Pure Land. Xiao Chen had never revealed this technique all along, and now he’s going all-out.

Along with Xiao Chen’s hand movements, the Yin-Yang symbol was generated. It instantly enlarged to the size of a house. The black and white contrasting light launched in a straight line towards the evil twin of the Destiny Twins.

“This is…” The evil twin turned pale with fright. He seemed to have called something to mind, and shouted in alarm, “The Yin-Yang Seal!”

Without giving him time to think, the Yin-Yang symbol had already covered up the sky and the moon as it fell down.

After the virtuous twin finally shook off the last of the Everlasting Seal, he hastily flew over to assist with the Heavenly Wheel in tow. However, it was impossible for Xiao Chen to give him that kind of chance. He launched the Telepathic Sword Waves with two hands. Two light beams danced in the sky like two huge dragons and twisted the space around them. The virtuous twin was instantly destroyed by the sword wave. However, the Heavenly Wheel was still in good condition. After the first clash, it continued to charge into the sealing location.

“Seal!”

Xiao Chen shouted out loud. At long last, before the Heavenly Wheel was able to reach him, he managed to seal the evil twin in between the dimensional cracks.

And the virtuous twin’s invincible body finally regenerated at this time. The Heavenly Wheel had already returned to the position above his head. Chulain was furious. Even if that was his benevolent side, he was still filled with sinister aura. For his evil twin to be sealed like this. There’s no way he wouldn’t be furious.

Xiao Chen executed the Eightfold World’s extreme speed technique. He fluttered in the wind like an agile exiled immortal as he said, “I told you that I can seal you.”

In reality, the so-called underworld and heaven were only a denomination. Whether they truly existed or not was hard to say! After going to the underworld personally, Xiao Chen had a renewed understanding of the heaven and hell. The legends were not necessarily true.

According to his speculation, he only needed to pull the evil twin and virtuous twin into different dimensions. He only needed to severe the connection of the yin and yang.

“Heavenly Wheel!”

Chulain didn’t want to speak anymore and directly went fo rthe kill. The Heavenly Wheel released millions and millions of holy radiance.

Every spectator was dumbstruck. The evil twin of the Destiny Twins was actually sealed! Was there a possibility that it had already been killed? The restless crowd started to make a commotion.

It was especially so among the rich kids of Yindu. Their minds were in an extremely excited state, could the invincible legend of Chulain be broken today? One must know that during all these years Chulain’s name had shaken the imperial capital, nobody among the youth generation had been capable of actually killing the Destiny Twins. Nobody was able to break through this rare divine ability.

The third princess even left her seat and walked forward with more than ten young ladies by her side. They watched the battle from the frontmost of the crowd.

Maybe… a certain legend would finally be broken tonight. The invincible Destiny Twins might possibly be killed.

It was full of commotion at the lakeside.

Xiao Chen continued to dodge with extreme speed and fend off the Heavenly Wheel by means of Telepathic Sword Wave. He was looking for an opportunity to strike back once more.

However, just when everyone was starting to get excited, the space in a certain part of the battlefield was shattered as a huge scythe made its way out. As the space split open and the evil twin walked out with the Deathgod’s Scythe in hand.

“What just happened…” This was very much unexpected to Xiao Chen. His body transformed into a streak of light as he flew to the side of the battlefield.

“Haha…” The evil twin laughed out loud. He said while holding the scythe, “What can a mere seal do to me? I told you before, unless you forced me into heaven and hell respectively, I am invincible.”

The Destiny Twins stood back to back. The frightening fluctuation released by the Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel caused people’s heart to palpitate.

The noisy lakeside immediately calmed down. Everyone was aghast. The Destiny Twins were really too powerful. He actually broke through the space by himself and returned to the battlefield as if nothing had happened.

It was especially so for the rich kids of Yindu. They felt deeply just how formidable was Chulain. His existence was like a mountain weighing down on their heart.

“Chulain really deserved to be called one of the Heroic Four!” Even the third princess had no choice but to spit out such a complain.

“Hehe…” One of the beauties beside her giggled and said, “Princess… is he not deeply attached to you? He had courted you for three years, and even today, he returned just for you.”

“Don’t speak out of turn.”

“Hehe…”

Although each of these beauties had their own thoughts, they looked pretty relaxed on the surface.

At this moment, there was no longer a single person who believed Xiao Chen could win anymore. Those who wanted to recruit him only wished that he could live on to see tomorrow. As for the rest, they believed that this battle was already set in the stone.

The Destiny Twins stood with their backs touching against each other. One looked like the Buddha, one looked like the Asura, it was that extraordinary. Everyone had no choice but to admit Chulain’s martial prowess.

“Xiao Shishui, with your skills, I won’t make things too difficult for you. Surrender and pay allegiance to me, then I will forgive all your offense.” The twins spoke simultaneously and swept their eyes all over the place. Nobody dared to look him in the eyes.

Xiao Chen stood at the side of the battlefield in silence, as if he was in deep thought. Finally, he walked towards the center of the battlefield.

“You still want to fight? Then don’t blame me for being ruthless.” The twins continued with ice-cold voice, “There is no such thing as compassion in the battlefield. It would be a pity for someone as strong as you to die.”

“Let’s do it, I might not necessarily be defeated.” Xiao Chen was as calm as a gentle ripple.

These words caused everyone to be dumbstruck. Could he still have something up his sleeves at this point of time? Unless a miracle took place, how was it possible to defeat the unparalleled Destiny Twins?!

“Deathgod’s Scythe!”

“Heavenly Wheel!”

The Destiny Twins shouted at the same time and shook the vast sky with their voices. It was as if the howling of the underworld and the chorus of the heaven spreading out simultaneously. Their voices echoed in the night sky for a very long time, as if the king of hell and Buddha had really descended upon the mundane world themselves. The sheer pressure intimidated everyone to their core.

The evil twin and the virtuous twin rushed over with the Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel respectively. Just from the energy fluctuation they released while they were rushing over, it was already enough to twist the space.

With speed surpassing the light, Xiao Chen instantly disappeared from his original location and re-appeared in the sky. After that, one after another incomprehensible screen appeared in his surroundings. The sky, earth, water, fire, lightning, mountain, wind, and lake; eight varied scenes appeared around Xiao Chen in succession. Eight illusory worlds appeared in eight different location, and Xiao Chen stood in the middle of them all.

Xiao Chen finally revealed the other aspect of the Eightfold World technique.

This divine ability was still far from perfect, but since he was forced, he had no choice but to reveal this technique sooner than he intended to. Xiao Chen had a high expectation for this Eightfold World. He wanted to fully master this technique and surpass the Six Cycles, a legendary divine ability that was said to be unrivalled.

Qian represent Heaven, Kun represent Earth, Kan represent Water, Li represent Fire. Zhen represent Thunder, Gen represent Mountain, Xun represent Wind, and lastly, Dui represent Lake. The imprint of the Eight Trigrams was already erased from Xiao Chen’s heart a long time ago. The only thing left behind was his very own Eightfold Worlds.

“He still has more divine ability?

“What kind of technique is this?”

Numerous thousand of people raised their head to look, bearing doubts in their heart.

“This is where you die today!”

As soon as Chulain said those, the Destiny Twins soared up at once. The space around the Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel were twisted.

“It’s still hard to say who will end up dead!” This time, Xiao Chen didn’t retreat and faced Chulain directly with the eight illusory worlds.

The skys itself was shaking with a rumbling sound, and the space was constantly shattered. The eight illusory worlds actually looked as if they had materialized. Along with their movements, the space was shattered.

The sound of gasping could be heard from below. Everyone poked their eyes out in shock. That was actually… not an illusion but a bizarre divine ability with formidable might.

The Deathgod’s Scythe dived into the fire zone. In that illusory world, the torrent of fire rose into the air right away and illuminated the entire night sky. Half of the sky was dyed red through and through. The inexhaustible dark fog were all dispersed. The Deathgod’s Scythe kept launching one slash after another in the fire zone, but the divine fire couldn’t be extinguished.

The Heavenly Wheel dived into the lightning zone. It caused that area to be filled with lightning momentarily. One purple lighting after another leaked out from the zone and struck the Heavenly Wheel, causing it to release a “ringing” noise.

The eight worlds started to rotate.

Xiao Chen provided impetus to the eight illusory worlds and engaged in a fierce fight with Chulain in the sky.

The dazzling radiance caused the moon and the stars to lose their light. The entire sky region was shaking.

Xiao Chen’s body transformed into a streak of light as he clashed with the twins. Although most of his power were used to sustain the Eightfold Worlds, the Destiny Twins’ Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel were trapped within. Therefore, Xiao Chen and Chulain were evenly matched at the moment. There looked like three streaks of light tangling together.

The Seal of Leo, the Seal of Immortal King, the Seal of Flora, the Seal of Aquarius, and the Everlasting Seal; five powerful seal techniques were launched in succession. The twins also danced madly and launched a fierce move, causing the sky to shatter unceasingly.

It was as if the galaxy had fallen down, as if the vast ocean and covered the entire sky, this area was in complete shambles. The energy waves rushed towards the endless horizon from time to time.

In the blink of an eye, they had already exchanged hundred blows. Chulain and Xiao Chen were still evenly matched. It was hard to determine the victor.

The space shattered, and murderous aura soared directly towards the sky.

The moon and the stars lost their splendor, and the surrounding area dimmed as a result.

Everyone on the ground was so shocked that their jaw slackened. Xiao Chen was actually able to hold up Chulain with the “Eight Picture Scroll”. He was fearless of the Destiny Twins. This result was way beyond everyone’s expectation.

“There is actually someone who can confront the Destiny Twins!”

“Chulain has finally run into a well-matched adversary.”

“He is actually holding back one of the Heroic Four.”

The clamor started up again.

Bosch, Chen Hanggin, and the others were extremely excited. While they felt that Chulain was powerful, they also thought that Xiao Chen was too scary.

Perhaps, the legend might really be broken tonight.

Three hundred moves, seven hundred moves… after half an hour later, Xiao Chen and Chulain lost count of how many rounds they had fought. They were still unable to determine a victor and the fierce battle continued in the sky.

Over there, the Telepathic Sword Wave and Seal of Aquarius were launched unceasingly. After losing their weapons, the Destiny Twins gradually became unable to endure. They were on the losing side.

And Xiao Chen also felt exhausted. After all, the majority of his power were used to support the Eightfold Worlds.

“Pfff!”

The virtuous twin was beheaded. Although it was revived again, it was clearly very strenuous for Chulain to do so in the eight illusory worlds. His resurrection wasn’t going smoothly.

“Die!” Two divine radiances emitted from Xiao Chen’s eyes.

In that very instant, the Eightfold Worlds started to rotate at high speed. They became more distinct, as if there were really eight worlds descending upon the earth.

The eight worlds revolved around Xiao Chen.

In the end, the Deathgod’s Scythe was thrown into the lake zone. The terrifying scythe sunk into the swamp and it was actually unable to struggle free. The scythe had been completely sealed in the lake zone.

The water, fire, lightning, mountain, and wind zone moved simultaneously and trapped the Heavenly Wheel. The mountain suppressed its power, the lightning broke down its form, the water dissolved its nature, the fire extinguished its divinity, and the wind eliminated its spirit. The Heavenly Wheel… actually broke into pieces. It was melted into nothingness in the five zones.

“Sky zone as Heaven’s host!”

Xiao Chen shouted loudly. The sky zone immediately enlarged and pounced at the evil twin, trapping him within.

“Earth zone as Hell’s host!”

Xiao Chen shouted once more. The earth zone flew over and instantly confined the virtuous twin.

The eight worlds revolved in the sky. It was as if there were eight giant picture scrolls spreading out in the sky.

Everyone on the ground was stupefied. The area was filled with absolute silence. All of them were flabbergasted. The “eight scrolls” actually sealed the Destiny Twins!

And now, even the Deathgod’s Scythe had been thrown into the five worlds. The water, fire, lightning, mountain, and wind zone moved simultaneously. The mountain suppressed its power, lightning breaking down its form, fire extinguished its divinity… and it was completely destroyed.

“Evil twin — cleave!”

Xiao Chen’s muffled voice clearly transmitted throughout the night sky.

The Telepathic Sword Wave spread out and the evil twin’s body was crushed by the destructive sphere. Only his head was left behind on Xiao Chen’s hand.

Virtuous twin — cleave!”

As the sword wave spread out, other than the head, every other parts of the virtuous twin were crushed. Even a drop of blood was not left behind.

Numerous thousands of people at the lakeside were fossilized. After the Destiny Twins were beheaded, they didn’t show up again!

After a moment of complete silence, the sound of shouting abruptly burst out.

“My god, Chulain was beheaded.”

“The Destiny Twins actually got killed.”

“Tonight, the legend of the twins’ invincibility has been broken.”

The rich kids of Yindu were all shouting. Nobody other than them knew just how terrifying were the Destiny Twins, but now, it seemed like they had really been cut down by others!

Perhaps, even the other three of the Heroic Four couldn’t accomplish such a feat? The reason they were stronger than Chulain was because they could suppress him with their divine ability. It was not as if they could really kill Chulain’s Destiny Twins.

“This…” The third princess never imagined it’d turn out like this. Chulain was beheaded… she didn’t wish to see any casualties. No matter which of them died, it was still a loss for her.

And among the dozen of beauties, some of them were fans of the Heroic Four and immediately weeped at the death of Chulain. The others had complicated expressions. They were even more determined to get Xiao Chen now.

Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, Windfeathers, Tenvis, Aqua, and Frosty involuntarily clenched their fists. The name Xiao Shishui had been engraved deeply in their hearts.

Xiao Chen stood there in the sky with two heads in hands. And with the eight worlds revolving around him, he looked like a god-slayer that’s out of the order of the world. This indelible scene had been deeply carved in everyone’s mind.

The eight picture scrolls dimmed as the eight worlds faded away. Xiao Chen tossed the heads in his hand into the space. No long later, the twins re-appeared.

“What’s going on?”

“Oh my god, could it be that the Destiny Twins were not dead and revived again?”

In the next instant, the noise immediately settled down as everyone watched nervously.

“You can’t be lenient in the battlefield. You didn’t kill me, and now you have already lost your chance.” The Destiny Twins uttered cold words.

“I didn’t kill you because of your identity, that’s all.” Xiao Chen’s voice was flat.

His words were very clear. The reason he didn’t kill Chulain was because he had qualms about the supreme clan backing him up. If it was not because of that, he would have been killed a long time ago.

“You…” Chulain was furious. This was a total disrespect.

“If I can kill you once, the I will be able to kill you ten times, hundred times!” Xiao Chen’s cold and emotionless voice clearly resounded in the sky.

All the spectators were so frightened that the covered their mouths at once and silently looked at the two person in the sky.

The Destiny Twins were furious and rushed forward at the same time. However, the eight worlds appeared in the blink of an eye. The virtuous twin was sent flying by Xiao Chen with the Seal of Immortal King. And he trapped the evil twin in the earth zone. Without any qualms, he used Telepathic Sword Wave to crush his body, leaving only his head behind.

“You win…” The virtuous twin appeared somewhat powerless. After getting killed once, he couldn’t even summon the Heavenly Wheel and Deathgod’s Scythe. How would he be able to fight against Xiao Chen’s eight worlds in this condition? He had no choice but to admit his complete defeat.

The entire area turned noisy, Chulain had personally admitted defeat. This was definitely a sensational news. They believed it would spread throughout the entire Yindu district in a single night.

Xiao Shishui’s name would definitely shake up the Shang Dynasty.

“Please feel assured, the men in Shang Dynasty are all brave men, we from the Chu clan won’t bother you because of this matter. I won’t even try to seek revenge against you. Only if you…” Chulain wanted to say only if you follow me, but he couldn’t bring himself to say it. He just got beaten, so how could he say something like this?

“I didn’t kill you, not because I am afraid, but rather I am not willing to invite trouble.” Xiao Chen stood silently in the sky. He looked at the virtuous twin and said, “I will seal your evil twin for three days as punishment.”

Everyone was dumbstruck. This Xiao Chen was really too powerful. He put away the head of the evil twin and threatened to seal it for three days. He was really too… cool!

He didn’t kill because he didn’t want to invite troubles, not because he was afraid.

As he finished his words, Xiao Chen moved ever so leisurely, but his light steps in the eight illusory worlds were as swift as the flickering light. It was as if he was teleporting through space. Such extreme speed caused the noisy crowd to turn even noisier.

Chulain silently nodded his head and flew towards the ground.

However, at this time, more than ten figures flew up and chased after Xiao Chen.

“Leave the young master’s head behind.”

“Halt!”

With their speed, how could they ever hope to catch up? However, Xiao Chen stopped on his own accord and swept his eyes over them coldly, “Who dares to stop me?”

“Die, you *******!”

More than ten Spiritual Master and Spell Master charged over altogether. Chulain’s virtuous twin wanted to stop them, but it was already too late.

As the Telepathic Sword Wave spread out, all of them were instantly sent flying while coughing out blood. Xiao Chen didn’t want to kill more than necessary. Seeing as how they were all loyal and devoted, he didn’t kill but injure them instead.

As such, Xiao Chen let out a cold snort and flew towards the sky again.

“Wait a moment” The lovely third princess shouted. She didn’t want to let this expert get out of her reach.

The young bodyguard beside her even brought along a few Spiritual Master and Spell Master to chase after Xiao Chen.

“Princess’ order, please come with us.”

Xiao Chen ignored the overbearing bodyguard and directly flew towards the distant sky. However, his path was suddenly cut off. It turned out that the bodyguard had already deployed his men to intercept him at an earlier time.

“Please turn back.”

The imperial bodyguard let out a sarcastic smile.

“If I really wanted to leave, whom around here can stop me?”

“Seize him!” The imperial bodyguard shouted.

Everyone charged forward simultaneously.

The third princess was very angry. How she wished she could immediately behead this imperial bodyguard. Previously, this arrogant guy had suggested to make a move against Dugu Jianmo. He was coldly reprimanded by the third princess. And now he actually did such a thing. It caused the third princess to be extremely resentful.

She was most worried about such an event. Xiao Chen hated this kind of guy the most. He only left a single sentence, “All who stops me will face death!”

He executed the Telepathic Sword Wave. Although it couldn’t kill the Destiny Twins, it was still one of the most powerful attack skills. The reason it couldn’t kill the Destiny Twins was not because the sword wave was lacking power. On the contrary, it was because the twins were too abnormal and were capable of revival.

These people before him didn’t have the power of resurrection. The hundred meter destruction sphere showed up as the terrifying sword waves spread out.

“Pfff!”

“Pfff!”

The color of blood dyed the sky as more than ten people were crushed to nothingness.

Everyone at the lakeside cried out in alarm.

Xiao Chen left as though he was flying.

The imperial bodyguard immediately turned ashen-faced as he shouted in anger, “You actually dared to make a move against the princess’ guard?!”

“Yutong, if you can’t get him to return, then you can just wait for your punishment.” The third princess’ cold voice transmitted from below.



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Chapter 237 – Destiny Twin



Part 1

The sunset glow dyed the western part of the sky red. The lake also shone with a bright red tint. The ripples on the lake looked like red crystals breaking apart. The beautiful lake was gleaming reflection of waves in sunlight.

At the lake side, there was a boiling cauldron of voices. Xiao Chen killed the Sixth Level Huzuni with just a lift of the hand. He killed the Tiger Clan’s expert like slaughtering chickens. Everyone in the park was dominated by his sheer power.

“Impossible!”

“This is the one who fought the Southern Wasteland’s number one expert to a draw? Perhaps he wouldn’t even lose against the Heroic Four of Yindu!”

Thousand plus people got excited over this and started to discuss spiritedly.

The scions of some supreme clans involuntarily took a few steps forward to take a closer look at that majestic and unmoving figure.

The third princess and dozen other beauties also stood up from their seats to look at the powerful youth in the middle of the battlefield.

Dugu Jianmo still remained as silent as ever. Only that his entire person released a razor sharp aura. The surrounding people were frightened by him and quickly moved to the side.

Lazio and Windfeathers had complicated feelings as they clenched their fists tightly.

Yan Qingcheng revealed a doubtful expression as she looked at the figure suspiciously. She kept having this feeling that she had seen this man before. But of course, Xiao Chen was the last thing that would come to mind. After all, their fighting styles were completely different.

“Xiao Shishui!!!” Kazeni rushed over with a roar, but all he could see was the head that got crushed by the Telepathic Sword Wave.

The pale-faced Kazeni looked gentle and reserved on the outside, but now, he looked exceptionally fierce. He transformed into a streak of light and charged at Xiao Chen while gnashing his teeth.

Xiao Chen suddenly lifted his head as his eyes emitted two glaring light. The golden light that was as thin as needles shot straight at Kazeni.

“AHHH!!” Kazeni covered his two eyes and screamed. However, due to his sharp intuition, he instantly fell back. He arrived fast, but he retreated even faster.

Xiao Chen didn’t even move, he just stood there and looked at Kazeni.

Kazeni flew back for several tens of meter until he crashed into the ground with a thump. Blood leaked out from the space between his fingers, that were still covering his eyes, as he groaned in pain.

When he finally put down his hands, everyone involuntarily sucked in cold air. Kazeni’s eyes were actually bleeding. The golden light shot out from Xiao Chen’s eyes earlier were no illusions, they were actually real and dealt heavy damage to Kazeni!

Fortunately, he missed a little and didn’t hit the pupil. However, the scleras were pierced and two bloody holes were visible on the eyelid.

Everyone at the lakeside shivered in fear. Even the eyes could be targeted, this was just too terrifying!

Only those who had profound abilities knew, what Xiao Chen used earlier was not any particular divine ability. Due to his strong confidence and extreme disdain of his enemy, he brazenly condensed his battle aura and used it directly.

Part 2

The two golden lights were completely formed by a portion Xiao Chen’s energy. He released the said energy from his body and retracted it immediately after injuring the opponent’s eyes.

“Xiao Shishui…” The Kazeni who nearly lost his eyesight due to a fit of anger finally calmed down. He gnashed his teeth and said, “You forced me to do this. Today, you must die!” Speaking until here, he retrieved a crystal clear bottle gourd from his bosom. The gourd was only one inch long. He twisted off the lid the poured the content into his mouth.

Those who had sharp eyes could see red liquid flowing into his mouth.

“White Tiger’s Blood?”

“It should be, looks like he’s going to stake everything in this fight!”

It was a common knowledge, the founder of the Tiger clan was a genuine White Tiger. Due to his union with mankind, his offsprings were all in human form. And as a result of continuous propagation, the White Tiger’s bloodline was getting thinner and thinner.

To this end, he once chose a few descendants with extremely huge potential and baptized them with its blood. As a result, their bloodline got closer to the White Tiger’s and their power increased to the point that they even surpassed some of the ordinary White Tigers.

Although only a limited few could enjoy this blessing, the Tiger clan had thought of a way to benefit the later generations. They diluted the remaining blood bestowed to them by the old ancestor and passed them to the important members of the clan. It was to be used as a last resort to save their life.

Due to the tiny portion of diluted blood, it was impossible for any physical changes to occur. However, it was still capable of granting a power up for a short duration. The liquid Kazeni drank was precisely the diluted blood of the Holy Emperor. He appeared extremely fierce at the moment and actually let out a tiger-like roar before throwing himself at Xiao Chen again.

His speed was so fast that it seemed as if a streak of lightning had tore through the sky.

“Historia’s Seventh Layer!”

Bosch, Chen Hangging, and the other supreme clan candidates sucked in a breath of cold air. Experts on their level could tell Kazeni’s current strength from just a glance.

“Roar!!!”

That roar came from a real tiger. In front of Kazeni, the shadow of a White Tiger appeared from thin air and pounced at Xiao Chen. The enormous White Tiger was at least ten meters long. The way it brandished its claws looked really threatening.

Xiao Chen didn’t move a muscle, as if he had no intention of dodging at all. His hands quickly formed the Seal of Leo. A burst of world-shaking lion roar transmitted outwards as he clapped his hands. The figure of the Golden Lion King emerged as three heads faced upward and let out a roar.

Golden divine light illuminated the entire area. The golden light spread out in all directions like a ripple.

The Golden Lion King soared high into the sky and rushed towards the enormous White Tiger.

“Roar!!”

The roars of the tiger and lion resounded simultaneously as disastrous energy wave engulfed the battlefield. The glaring light made it hard for everyone to keep their eyes open, and they were forced to step back due to the violent energy wave.

“Crack! Crack!”

The sound of space collapsing could be heard. Following immediately, as if the world itself was turned upside down, the lake water started to surge up violently and the earth began to shake.

Part 3

“BOOM!”

Nobody left was able to look at the battlefield. The brilliant rays were a hundred times more intense than the lightning. It caused everyone to tear up and unable to open their eyes.

Along with the weakening of the tiger roar and the disappearance of the lion howl, the battlefield was finally observable to the audience. The first thing they saw was the blood leaking out from the corner of Kazeni’s mouth. He was looking at Xiao Chen with baffling expression, as if he had never thought the result would end up like this. Xiao Chen actually crushed the attack of a Historia’s Seventh Layer expert.

Xiao Chen still stood at the same spot calmly.

Kazeni broke out in cold sweat. Even with the power of Historia’s Seveth Layer, he was still unable to deal any damage to his opponent. This made him somewhat discouraged, but since the arrow had already been nocked, it was impossible to stop anymore. Since he had already issued the challenge, he couldn’t fall back now, he had no choice but to clench his teeth and rush forward.

As he executed the Asura’s Avenger, a long sword appeared in front of Kazeni. This was a divine ability he cultivated by condensing his battle aura. The Asura’s Avenger was not the same technique as External Incarnation, but it had far surpassed the External Incarnation.

Asura’s Avenger produced one sword wave after another, it was like thousands of ocean waves stacking up.

Not only did Xiao Chen not fall back, he dashed forward instead. He activated the Seal of Leo and clashed with the Asura’s Blade with his fists, giving off sonorous clashing noise.

Kazeni coughed out blood unceasingly as he was forced to fall back again and again. In the end, he received a direct hit to the chest by Xiao Chen’s Lion Fists. At this moment, he could clearly hear the cracking sounds of his breastbone. Even the arteries connected to his heart were snapped.

Since he knew he was about to die, Kazeni laughed hysterically. He did a flip in the sky before hitting the ground with his legs, then he darted at Xiao Chen like a wind. His clothes shattered in that instant and his body turned almost transparent. His veins and bones could be seen clearly through his flesh.

He planned to self-destruct and pull Xiao Chen along with him in death.

But how could Xiao Chen let him do as he wished?

Xiao Chen cast a cold glance at him, then he calmly formed the Seal of Aquarius. A huge crystal vase appeared atop him as it radiated with divine light.

“Boom!”

The crystal vase spit out a dazzling rays of light and made contact with Kazeni in a flash.

“Pfff!”

Blood splashed forth as Kazeni’s body was crushed by a mountain-like force. His lower body had been turned into meat paste. As for his upper body, it had already flipped over.

The place was in absolute silence. Everyone felt deeply just how strong and formidable this traveling artist was. Moreover, he didn’t even bat an eye while killing his opponent. If this kind of man was to become an enemy, that would definitely be a nightmare.

The sun sets in the west as the lakeside became dusky. Only the smell of blood drifted in the air. The audience only regained their composure after a long time later.

“How scary!”

“I definitely don’t want to make him my enemy.”

Chulain had a very ugly expression. The two brothers were dead, and this gave him a severe headache. Just how should he explain this to that old tiger in town?

Part 4

“You…”

Kazeni, who no longer had a lower body, still managed to keep on to his consciousness. He pointed at Xiao Chen with resentment and fear. It seemed like he wanted to say something, but was unable to spit out the words.

Seal of Immortal King!

Xiao Chen formed the seal and launched it forward.

A giant figure appeared behind him. Its huge palm slapped down along with his movement.

“BOOM!”

The Immortal King’s palm was as big as a house. The moment it hit the ground, Kazeni’s body was turned into meat paste and blended with the soil.

He killed a Seventh Celestial Layer expert like slaughtering dogs! It seemed like it was nothing special to him.

“Want me to spare you? It’s unlikely.” Xiao Chen sighed softly. It was not a pretentious sigh, he truly felt remorseful. He originally didn’t want to kill ordinary members of the Tiger clan, but the other side was simply courting death. He had no choice but to kill.”

The surrounding area turned deathly silent. Many people felt endlessly shocked, especially the scions of the Shang Dynasty’s clans. They always thought the most powerful experts only existed in the five great nations, and that the Shang Dynasty’s experts ought to be at the top of the chain. However, the traveling artist in front of them had crushed their confidence.

“I’m definitely keeping this guy!” The Shang Dynasty’s third princess had sparkles in her beautiful eyes. Her words contained conviction, as if warning the beauties around her not to scheme anything.

However, those young ladies were not stupid either. Although they didn’t say anything, they already had a plan of their own devices. They must spare no effort to enlist an expert as powerful as this to their clan.

Chulain took large steps forward, but when three of his subordinates noticed it, they made a move first. They were loyal and devoted. After seeing Xiao Chen’s strength, they were afraid… they were afraid that Chulain would die in the upcoming match, so they wanted to diminish a portion of Xiao Chen’s strength first.

Seeing those three charging into the battlefield in succession, many people were triggered. This was clearly not fair. Even the third princess frowned at their action. Just when she was about to order someone to stop them, Xiao Chen spoke up at this moment.

“Three are not enough…” His voice was full of compassion. However, since the other party had chosen to attack him, he wouldn’t go easy on them either.

Hearing these, everyone was overwhelmed with shock. The third princess even choked on her words.

The scions of Yindu’s supreme clans were getting more shocked than ever. That was because with their powerful ability, they could tell the strength of the three who rushed into the battle. Those were Historia’s Fourth to Fifth Celestial Layer experts. Not one, but three! If they had grasped some special divine abilities, a youth expert wouldn’t be able to take them head-on.

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

The trio were lightning fast and got within attacking range in a flash. One after another dazzling rays of light were launched forward like meteor shower and Xiao Chen’s location was quickly submerged by the flood of light.

Part 5

A melodious ringing sound reverberated. Xiao Chen bent his forefinger, middle finger and ring finger at the same time, then he flicked them in the twinkling of an eye. Telepathic Sword Waves spread out with ringing sound like it came from the bell of the Grim Reaper.

Although the sword waves spread out like a calm ripple, in the eyes of everyone else, it was as terrifying as the sickle of the Death God!

An eighty meter sphere formed with Xiao Chen at the center. Although the sword waves seemed gentle at first glance, everything in its vicinity were disintegrated with no exception!

“Thump!”

The subordinate at the frontmost position was killed in the first moments. Not even a drop of blood remained. His entire person disintegrated into dust directly, an insignificant dust!

The second one wanted to get out of the effective range, but it was already too late as he looked at his body disintegrating bit by bit. Starting with his legs, then his chest, and finally his head.

It was like two rays of light suddenly disappeared. The instant that the light dulled, two lives were reaped.

The last one was a little luckier, he still didn’t get into the effective range of the sword wave.

He tried to fall back, but Xiao Chen wouldn’t give him the chance to retreat. Since the other party wanted him dead, then they were already his mortal enemy. There was no mercy in the battlefield. In order to live, one only had to be firm!

“Swish!”

He rushed forward like a streak of light.

As a matter of fact, that guy still had the intention to kill Xiao Chen. After escaping this calamity, he would find another way to kill him. However, he never thought that Xiao Chen would be this fast and already got before his eyes in an instant.

“I’ll kill you, no discussion!”

After saying these, the Telepathic Sword Waves spread out once more. In such a close range, the third subordinate was instantly turned into specks of dust and dissipated in the air.

In just a moment, three Historia Fourth to Fifth Celestial Layer experts were all turned into dust and disappeared from the lakeside.

Even Bosch and Chen Hanggin had a pale complexion. An opponent like this made them feel very agitated.

Chulain walked into the battlefield with large strides. Regarding the death of the duo from Tiger clan, although he felt troubled, he was not distressed. However, the death of the trio made him feel bitter. After all, they were his loyal subordinates.

“Still want to continue?” Xiao Chen’s voice was very cold.

In fact, Chulain had finally revealed a grave expression. He vaguely felt that he might not necessarily be capable of killing Xiao Chen.

However, once he rode a tiger, it’s hard to get off. The bold and visionary words he said before still vaguely echoed at the lakeside.

He said that he would kill Dugu Jianmo within eighty moves. He said that he would kill the number one expert of Southern Wasteland in ninety moves. He said that he would kill Xiao Shishui in front of everyone and let all the outsiders tremble with fear at the news…

If he was to withdraw now, he wouldn’t be able to show his face in Yindu anymore.

Part 6

“Fight!” Chulain only uttered one word. His entire body surged with energy as his purple gown fluttered.

The bright moon was high in the sky and scattered its moonlight down. The faintly discernable mist drifted atop the Moon Lake. It looked as though it was a fairyland. This place was the best location to admire the full moon.

Xiao Chen didn’t say anything and walked forward. It was as if the person he was facing was not an opponent, but a commoner instead.

Chulain’s eyes shone with purple light as he split into two person in seconds. One of them seemed forlorn and wore a merciful face. The other one was wearing a baleful look and was cladded in a dark aura.

“Divine Ability — Destiny Twin.”

“This is claimed as one of the peerless Divine Abilities!”

Everyone talked about it in whispers, but soon after, they closed their mouth and looked at the battlefield tensely.

One body splits into two, the Destiny Twin; it represented the good and the evil. This was a rare Divine Ability. Even in history, only a few practitioners had ever mastered this ability. Its power was unimaginable!

The only reason Chulain stood at the top of the youth generation in Shang Dynasty was because of this divine ability. Even Bosch and Chen Hanggin’s cousins, those who were seven to eight years older than them, had suffered defeat from this ability.

Even while facing two Chulains, Xiao Chen was not fearful. He activated the Telepathic Sword Wave in an instant. A hundred meter sphere was formed and the sword waves spread out quickly.

Every spectator had a change of expression. Every time the Telepathic Sword Wave was activated, all enemies within its range were crushed. The impression it left behind in the mind of every audience was too deep.

At first, the ripples were gentle, then it suddenly turned berserk. The sword waves disintegrated anything within fifty meter radius. Without anything unexpected happening, the Destiny Twins disintegrated and transformed into dusts wordlessly.

It’s over already?

Everyone didn’t dare to imagine it. Could it really be? Chulain, whose name had shaken the imperial capital as one of the Heroic Four. Did he really lose in one hit and turned into dust?

Xiao Chen didn’t seem to be wearing the expression of a victor. He immediately flew away from his original position.

Without any sound, the evil counterpart of the Destiny Twin appeared at where Xiao Chen was standing earlier, and the space around that part was twisted. If Xiao Chen was one step slower, his body and soul might already be obliterated.

As soon as Xiao Chen stabilized his steps, he changed his position again.

And again, the good counterpart of the Destiny Twin appeared at that location and shattered that space.

Everyone sucked in a breath of cold air, this was just too terrifying! They clearly saw it with their own eyes when the Destiny Twins were turned into dusts by the Telepathic Sword Wave, but why did they appear again?

So this was the true power of the Heroic Four, it was terrifying indeed! It was only rightfully so for their names to have shaken the imperial capital for countless years.

Xiao Chen stood in the battlefield and gazed at the Destiny Twins. His body moved according to his heart, the seal formed along with his body. The formation for the Perfected Seal of Aquarius was completed as a huge crystal vase appeared above his head. A dazzling radiance was circulating in the crystal vase and leaking out holy energy fluctuation.

The Perfected Seal of Aquarius was unleashed!

Part 7

A dazzling divine light gushed out from the huge crystal vase. Its target was the Destiny Twins.

“Boom!”

An explosive noise rang out. Though the violent energy did not make any contact with the ground, it actually caused the meadow to crack up. One after another two meter wide crack spread out far away.

The lakeside was full of chaos. Everyone retreated at once, but even so, many of them still fell into the huge crack and called for help.

And the Moon Lake was even more frenzied; the lake water surged up violently and caused the reflection of the moon to break up into many pieces of fine jade.

The Seal of Aquarius was incomparably powerful. This was the technique developed by Granny Phoebe of the Jungle Tribe. The Destiny Twins were destroyed in an instant and left nothing behind.

But Xiao Chen was still on full alert. He left behind an afterimage and hastily soared into the sky, then he landed on the other side of the crack.

And sure enough, the Destiny Twins reappeared, they were reborn again!

Everyone cried out in fright. This was too terrifying, the powerful Destiny Twins actually couldn’t be killed!

Only the people of Yindu knew just how terrifying the Heroic Four were.

In regards to the Destiny Twins, they’ve already heard of the rumors; that they cannot be killed! It was equivalent to possessing an immortality spell. Die once, reborn again, and their strength were not diminished in the slightest. Even those who were much stronger than Chulain had suffered losses due to this rare divine ability.

“The Twins cannot be killed.”

“They can keep coming back to life no matter how many times you kill them.”

Bosch, Chen Hanggin, and few other scions of the supreme clans were having discussions in a low voice.

As for the rest of the spectators, they were already holding on to their breath and paid close attention to the battlefield. This kind of battle was too spine-chilling and exciting.

The evil twin had a sinister look as he threw himself at Xiao Chen. Baleful aura lingered on his body like he was a Death God.

The virtuous twin wore a merciful face, but he was just as ruthless when making his move. Purple light flickered as he swept it at Xiao Chen.

Xiao Chen formed the Seal of Leo and faced the Destiny Twins in a fierce battle.

This was undoubtedly a fierce battle between dragon and tiger. Xiao Chen and Chulain’s speed were fast to the extreme point. They clashed unceasingly and had already exchanged more than a hundred blow in a blink.

The sky was filled with brilliant lights and vibrant colors. Those were the energy beams released by the two fighter’s attacks. The fierce and desperate battle continued on.

Xiao Chen was finally certain that, the Destiny Twins really couldn’t be killed!

This was the first time he felt his life was threatened today. In this battle, the other side had already seized the supremacy. If this were to continue, he would be defeated if he just received one hit from the opponent. That is unless he didn’t make a single mistake. It was impossible for him to revive over and over again like the opponent.

Part 8

“And here I thought you still have a more powerful divine ability up your sleeves? If you have none, then you won’t be able to beat me.” The Twins spoke in sync.

Xiao Chen remain unmoved. Indeed, he still had more divine abilities up his sleeves, but he reckon those wouldn’t be able to kill the Destiny Twin either. As such, he didn’t rashly expose his abilities.

Seal of Flora!

Xiao Chen quickly formed the mysterious seal. A ten meter figure that looked like him appeared behind him. The exotic flower in its hand bloomed instantly. For a moment, it overshadowed the splendor of the moon.

As the mysterious flower bloomed, the petals scattered everywhere.

Initially, the petals floated down gently, then their speed suddenly increased as they flew toward the Destiny Twins.

Each and every one of those sparkling petal contained unbelievable amount of power. The head of the twins were crushed, and their body chopped in half.

“I cannot be killed!”

As expected, the twins were revived. Chulain was extremely resentful due to the fact that his bodies were constantly crushed. He sneered and said, “I guess you are more or less done. In that case, it’s my turn!”

Baleful aura surged up violently around the evil twin. The purple light dispersed gradually as they were replaced by an endless black fog. The aura of the netherworld had encircled him and a huge sickle appeared in his hands. It was indescribably eerie as it emitted a fluctuation that caused people’s heart to palpitate.

As for the virtuous twin, the purple brilliance was replaced by a holy light. That place seemed so sacred and auspicious. A Heavenly Wheel appeared atop his head. The immeasurable energy fluctuation was similarly terrifying.

“It has come, it has finally come.” Bosch whispered to himself softly.

“The Light possessed the Heavenly Wheel, the Dark possessed the Deathgod’s Scythe. With two opposing elements, their power are unimaginable!” Chen Hanggin also muttered to himself.

The scions from various supreme clans widened their eyes and looked over the battlefield without blinking. The Heavenly Wheel and Deathgod’s Sickle allowed Chulain’s Destiny Twins to show disdain for the youth generation of Shang Dynasty! It was very hard to find a divine ability that was just as strong.

“Deathgod’s Scythe!”

As Chulain shouted, the evil twin struck Xiao Chen with his sickle. The dark energy was tyrannical. It was impossible to stop. Xiao Chen was sent flying by the sickle for tens of meter. Blood leaked from the corner of his mouth.

“Heavenly Wheel!”

Chulain shouted again and the wheel atop the virtuous twin emitted millions and millions of divine splendor. All the frenzied holy power were concentrated on Xiao Chen.

Without any choice, Xiao Chen executed the Eightfold World. With speed as fast as lightning, he finally managed to dodge it.

Everyone sucked in a breath of cold air. The Deathgod’s Scythe and Heavenly Wheel were too formidable. They were practically unstoppable. With such a divine ability, who could ever hope to best Chulain?

Nobody else thought highly of Xiao Chen, especially those who knew full well of Chulain’s terrifying ability.

Xiao Shishui, just admit defeat, you won’t be able to defeat me!” The Destiny Twins spoke with grim voice, “Follow me, and I will forgive all your offense.”

At this moment, Chulain’s virtuous twin shone with holy aura, as if he was the incarnation of Buddha himself. And the evil twin was surrounded by fiendish aura, as if the king of hell himself had descended upon the mundane world. No matter how they see it, Chulain no longer looked like a normal person. He was more like the Buddha and Asura themselves.

Regarding these, Xiao Chen didn’t say anything and continued to fight.

The third princess of the Shang Dynasty had already stood up. She was fully aware of the Heroic Four’s power. If the talent she took interest in was killed , that would be a huge loss. She wanted to stop this battle, but was unable to open her mouth.

Windfeathers, Lazio, Yan Qingcheng, Frosty, Aqua, Tenvis, and all those who were not from Middle Earth were extremely nervous. They wanted to see Xiao Chen prevail over the Middle Earth’s experts. Dugu Jianmo seldomly revealed a grave expression as he silently looked on.

Bosch, Chen Hangging, and the others from the supreme clans were talking about it in a low voice. For the past many years, it seemed like nobody had ever managed to kill the Destiny Twins. It was even more impossible to destroy the Heavenly Wheel and Deathgod’s Scythe

During the past few years, only the other three of the Heroic Four could keep Chulain under control with even more terrifying abilities. Apparently, there was really no one else who could possibly win against him.

“It is impossible to kill the Destiny Twins. Unless you can force the evil twin into the Heaven, and the virtuous twin into the underworld, how could you possibly hope to defeat me? Who can possibly stop the Heavenly Wheel? Who can repel the Deathgod’s Scythe?”

Chulain attacked Xiao Chen in a display of wild manners.

This was something everyone in Yindi knew about, but just who was strong enough to do exactly that? If they could, they would be able to kill the Destiny Twins directly and need not to bother with sealing techniques.

However, after hearing these, Xiao Chen who was passively defending had a shine in his eyes. Then he said in an indifferent voice, “Very well, then I will force the Destiny Twins into Hell and Heaven respectively!”



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Chapter 236 – The Battle… Intensified!



Part 1

The Sword Demon who had suffered hardship since childhood had only ever lived for the swords. However, because the Southern Wasteland’s experts were being insulted, he stepped forward bravely and faced outstanding heroes with his ******* sword. He triumphed over the Amethyst Prison and Hades’ Wheel, defeated the key figures from several supreme clans, and had dominated every experts in the surroundings.

And now, one of the strongest four in Yindu had returned. He declared he would defeat Dugu Jianmo within eighty rounds, seemingly looking down on the barbarians of the Southern Wasteland.

Chulain’s purple gown flapped along with the wind as he surged up with violent energy. The rich kids around him were forced to fall back. His eyes were emitting two seemingly materialized purple rays of about two meters long.

Many of the weaker practitioners nearby let out a miserable shriek as they hastily shut their eyes. During that instant just now, whether it was due to the purple rays, or because of Chulain’s sky-high killing intent, plenty of people in the surroundings were trembling as if they had been struck by a lightning.

One could easily imagine just how powerful this Chulain was. The reputation of the Heroic Four had already shaken the imperial capital for numerous years, it was absolutely no undeserved!

Xiao Chen was as still as a pine and seemed to be at peace despite the fact that the murderous aura had already surged towards him like a violent wave. The dense murderous aura had almost drowned him, yet he stood there like an unmovable boulder.

At this time, he was the focus of everyone’s attention.

It was very rare for the third princess to remove her veil, but she lifted her veil and revealed half of her charming face. Her fixed one of her beautiful eye on the esteemed expert recommended by Dugu Jianmo. The other young ladies also looked at this mysterious expert with glittering eyes.

Bosch and Chen Hanggin gazed at Xiao Chen without batting an eye. Dugu Jianmo himself had dominated everyone at the Sword Verse Tea Party with his ******* sword, and yet he pronounced this person to be stronger than him. Just what kind of person was he?

Their eyes were bright, as if they wanted bore through Xiao Chen’s body with their gaze and examine him thoroughly.

The surrounding was very quiet. Only the feeble sound of breathing could be heard. Everyone’s gaze was completely focused on that sole figure.

At a distant location, Yin Feng’s eyes lit up as he said, “It’s him, he’s finally here.”

They once had a battle at the Lunar Pavilion, Yin Feng was fully aware of this mysterious expert’s power. Perhaps he might even stand toe-to-toe with Chulain. As for the outcome, he did not dare imagine it. After all, Yindu’s Heroic Four had left a lasting impression in their mind.

Yan Qingcheng revealed a hint of doubt in her beautiful eyes, how come it’s him again? This person was an expert from the South? How come she’ve never heard of him? Could he be the mysterious Zhao Chongyang?

Xiao Chen had changed his appearance and restrained his aura. He was already not at all the same compared to his former self, she couldn’t recognize him at all.

Lazio and Windfeathers also had doubts in their heart. They knew that this person was definitely not Zhao Chongyang, because they once had an encounter with him.

They were unable to guess who it was. Nobody from the Southern Wasteland knew of this youth’s identity.

“You are the strongest expert from the Southern Wasteland?!” Chulain raised his sword-like brow. His entire person released an indescribable aura, it was a fitting aura for someone who had been through a real battlefield. It caused everyone heart’s to race faster.

His heroic figure even caused some of the young ladies to cast him a sidelong glance. After all, he was Yindu’s Heroic Four and was once admired by many women.

“I am not.” Xiao Chen answered calmly. While facing the gazes of experts from all direction, he seemed relaxed and easygoing. He stood there calmly like an evergreen pine tree.

Part 2

“You are not?!” Chulain raised his sword-like brows.

Countless people raised an uproar, could it be that he recognized the wrong person, or was Dugu Jianmo just making fun of them? Confusion started to spread.

Even the third princess revealed a doubtful expression as more people made a racket. Many people started to point their gaze towards Dugu Jianmo.

“I am a travelling artist.” Just at this time, Xiao Chen spoke up. With this one sentence, he became the focal point of everyone again.

Dugu Jianmo followed up, “I did not say he is the strongest one in the Southern Wasteland. I only said that he is stronger than me. He had once fought with the strongest expert of the Southern Wasteland for one night. The outcome was a draw.”

The lakeside was brimming with noises of everyone discussing spiritedly. All the while looking at Xiao Chen with shocked expression. Now that they thought about it, Dugu Jianmo indeed did not say this person was the strongest in the Southern Wasteland, he only said that this person was stronger than him. They’ve all been led to a false conclusion.

To fight to a draw with the Southern Wasteland’s number one, and to draw this much respect from Dugu Jianmo, Xiao Chen had become the focal point of everyone here.

Regarding these, Xiao Chen did not continue to deny it. He only looked at Dugu Jianmo quietly.

“Haha… That means defeating him is equal to defeating the strongest one in Southern Wasteland?” Chulain laughed out loud, he was brimming with confidence.

Thousands of people were getting roused up. They were looking forward to the battle between one of Yindu’s Heroic Four and the travelling artist who tied with Southern Wasteland’s number one. After all, this was bound to be a confrontation between the top!

“Who is Southern Wasteland’s strongest?” Seemingly still possessing a slight doubt, Chulain turned around to face Dugu Jianmo and asked him this question.

“He is no longer in this world.” Dugu Jianmo hadn’t spoke as much as today compared to the past year. Especially when the Southern Wasteland’s strongest was mentioned, Dugu Jianmo no longer kept his mouth shut.

“Who is it?” Chulain seemed to be very interested.

Everyone was hooked by what Dugu Jianmo about to say. Everyone at the lakeside wanted to know who that person was. After all, Dugu Jianmo himself had admitted he was no match for this so-called number one expert.

Even Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were paying close attention. They wanted to know the definite answer.

“Xiao Chen.”

With only these two words, Dugu Jianmo finished with what he had to say and left with large strides.

“Xiao Chen…” Everyone was reciting this name. A moment later, many of them gasped in shock, especially the rich kids of Yindu. They were well-informed and naturally knew of the event that took place in Southern Wasteland before.

Even Yin Feng had mentioned his name once at the Lunar Pavilion. Only Xiao Chen from the Southern Wasteland could stand a sliver of chance against the strongest of Yindu.

Bosch and Chen Hangging even had a hint of flash while astonished. Without any exception, all the supreme clans knew of the bloody event that took place at Celestial City.

Part 3

The Shang Dynasty’s third princess seemed to be recalling an event from the past. Then she heaved a sigh in pity and whispered to herself, “So it is him…”

The beauties surrounding the princess were not stupid either. One of them asked with a smile, “The princess had seen that person before?” ⌈1

The third princess shook her head with a smile, no longer saying a word.

After hearing this, Yan Qingcheng was stunned momentarily as she memories from her past resurfaced. That guy from three years ago… she felt a little complicated, but calmed down soon after.

Lazio and Windfeathers even had a hint of flash. Especially Windfeathers, since he had suffered a crushing defeat under Xiao Chen’s hands before. However, now that he thought about it calmly, he couldn’t help but admit it. That year, he did not lose the fight unjustly.

“Haha…” Chulain faced the sky and laughed out loud, “And here I thought who is it, so it’s that guy. I’ve once heard of him. If that guy is truly the strongest, then I must say, this is all the Southern barbarian could amount to!”

“How arrogant!”

“This guy is much too arrogant!”

There were many people who hailed from the West, the North, and the South at this Sword Verse Tea Party. All of them were extremely angry and disgusted with his display of arrogance.

Chulain looked at the surrounding people with cold gaze, then he said, “I heard that he grasped some sort of secret arte. By burning his own life force, he managed to kill some demigods. What about it? That’s not his own power. If he don’t use this kind of self-harming technique, what would he amount to? Would he dare to face me in that condition? I will finish him off in ninety rounds!”

Chulain’s personality was like this. He might have a foul mouth, but he was not a reckless person. He always looked down on his opponent and believed that he was the strongest, but once they’re truly engaged in a battle, he would never get careless.

“Hmph!”

He cast a chilly glance at everyone and said while pointing at Xiao Chen, “You guys don’t believe it? Then look at how I defeat him.”

Now, Dugu Jianmo had arrived in front of Xiao Chen with his ******* sword tightly secured on his back. Then he whispered in Xiao Chen’s ear, “Now I am certain… it’s you.”

Three days ago, when Dugu Jianmo saw Xiao Chen at the Lunar Pavilion, he already had a slight suspicion. Today, he arrived early at the Moon Garden and waited until Xiao Chen showed up.

People once said those who truly understood you was your not friend, but your enemy instead. Perhaps it really had some basis behind it. Dugu Jianmo and Xiao Chen couldn’t really be considered friends. In Dugu Jianmo’s heart, Xiao Chen was only a powerful opponent.

He couldn’t have guessed his identity from his aura nor his appearance, Dugu Jianmo only recognized him due to some kind of intuition.

Xiao Chen was speechless.

Dugu Jianmo left and become one of the many spectators.

Chulain walked forward with large strides. He stood face-to-face with Xiao Chen. Then he swept his gaze over the Yindu’s rich kids and said, “I will recover the disgrace you guys brought to Yindu today by beheading him.”

The surrounding immediately quietened down, Madman Chu versus the Traveling Artist, this was a battle worth looking forward to.

“Are you prepared?” Chulain gazed at Xiao Chen with overbearing attitude.

Part 4

“Why should I fight with you? I don’t want to do it.” Although he was in the middle of a whirlpool, Xiao Chen was as easygoing as ever.

“Because I want to fight with you!” Chulain’s aura was overbearing. His power was obvious to all, “You have no choice but to fight!”

“Who gives you the right?” As if he was making fun of him, Xiao Chen spoke calmly. Then he turned around and walked away.

“Haha…” Chulain laughed, “Want to leave? That’s not possible!”

“Boom!”

He instantly waved his palm with lightning fast movement. The surrounding energy seemed to be boiling up as layers purple energy waves started to roll up.

The energy wave was about to swallow up Xiao Chen, but he did not even bother to turn around. He only bend his fingers and lightly flicked it.

Telepathic Sword Wave. This technique passed down by Elder Rhino of the beastman was not any ordinary sword-qi. With Xiao Chen as the center, the ripples started to spread out.

It seemed very weak at first glance, but once it made contact with the purple-qi, the sword wave immediately went wild like thousands of sea waves rolling over and over. A loud rumbling sound resonated at the lakeside.

Everyone could see it clearly, the light source with one hundred and thirty feet diameter was raging like the ocean wave! And in the heart of the light source was Xiao Chen.

All the purple-qi had been routed up. Chulain was even sent tumbling away from the forty meters huge circle.

Although his reaction speed was fast, he couldn’t get away from the huge circle in time and half of his long sleeves were turned into dust.

One move had forced Chulain to fall back. Everyone was endlessly shocked. Countless people had their jaw dropped.

Some quick-witted practitioner tried to do a little experiment and threw a training sword into the light source. The forty meter sword waves had yet to disappear, and although the ripples had become weaker than before, it still crushed that training sword in an instant and turned it into dust.

Thousands of people were dumbstruck. The Telepathic Sword Wave was really too formidable! No wonder Chulain were sent flying away in the first moments.

Could this be the experts that Dugu Jianmo revered? The one who fought the Southern Wasteland’s strongest to a draw?

The third princess and dozen of other beauties jumped up from the seats without exception. Bosch, Chen Hangging, and the other supreme clans candidate were so shocked that they took a few steps forward.

Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were all endlessly shocked. Aqua, Frosty, and Tenvis from the West were just as amazed.

There was none who were not shocked. The entire place had entered a moment of deathly silence. This mysterious travelling artist seemed to possess unimaginable strength and attracted everyone’s attention.

Chulain did not feel awkward at all. On the contrary, he nodded and said, “It seems like I’ve looked down on you before. You are better than I thought.”

“And your name is?” Only now did Chulain finally ask Xiao Chen for his name.

Part 5

Everyone was feeling apprehensive in their heart. This madman was really too arrogant. Only now did he finally recognize the other as his equal. Putting that aside, everyone was equally interested to know the mysterious travelling artist’s name.

Xiao Chen looked all over the place before he said, “I am called Xiao Shishui. The reason I came here is not to fight, I don’t want to fight with anyone.”

“Telepathic Sword Wave had once shook the whole world in a certain era, and now it make an appearance once more, how can this make me disappointed?” Chulain sneered and said, “Today, I will take back what I said, I will not kill you, so just go ahead and fight with ease of mind.”

Chulain’s arrogance and confidence could be said to be a little too much.

Xiao Chen stared at him coldly. He did not want to get into a quarrel, but that didn’t mean he was afraid to get into trouble. Now that he had learned Eightfold World, he was confident in his speed. Regardless of its might, just from its speed alone, he was confident that even an Immortalis expert couldn’t block his escape route. So even if he really did get into a quarrel, he had enough confidence that he could get away.

“Don’t force me to kill you.”

Just as these six words left Xiao Chen’s mouth, not only did Chulain black out momentarily, even the thousands of spectators were dumbstruck.

This guy… seemed to be even more powerful!

These six words made it clear, it was not that he was scared to fight, it was just that he was not willing to do. Because, once he made a move, he would go for the kill!

Everyone was completely stupefied. This travelling artist was really a big shot, he was even colder and fiercer than Dugu Jianmo, and even madder than Chulain. Under the cover of his calmness, there was the heart of a combatant.

Xiao Shishui, this name had been engraved deeply into everyone’s mind at the moment.

“Let’s fight!”

“Travelling artist versus Madman Chu!”

Everyone shouted in succession, they were all the more looking forward to this fight.

Chulain smiled grimly, not minding what Xiao Chen said before, he rushed forward as though he was flying and shouted, “Let me see whether you’ve understood the real essence of the Telepathic Sword Wave.”

Chulain rushed over in an instant, his body was like a screw as he revolved in midair. Purple light lingered all over his body, then they condensed and transformed into a divine sword in his hand as he slashed it downward.

Xiao Chen was as steady as a boulder; majestic and motionless. However, his eyes were emitting two light beams that danced in the sky like lightning.

This time, he did not use the Telepathic Sword Wave. Xiao Chen moved his body as his heart desired. His hands moved to form an indescribable maneuver. He used his body to form a connection with the heart, and the magic circle formed by itself.

The Seal of Leo!

The powerful force from his punch felt as if the comet was about to ram into the mother earth. It left a dazzling ray of light as he lifted his fist upward. It clashed with the purple divine sword with a loud clank.

He was like a pine tree as he remained motionless, but he was like a gale once he moved.

Xiao Chen soared up and instantly exchanged hundreds of blow with Chulain. They left behind one afterimage after another. The Seal of Leo had brought Xiao Chen’s raw power to a whole nother level.

Part 6

After the two had hundreds of exchange, they landed at each side respectively.

Chulain raised the sword and rushed forward. He made his moves boldly and slashed at Xiao Chen. The divine sword constantly shook the very space itself. The power it contained was obvious to all. It kept giving out a faintly discernable “Woong— Woong—” sound as it was waved around, each slight movement caused the earth to shake.

Xiao Chen was not fearful. With the execution of the Seal of Leo, his body was like a phantom. He was as quick as the wind, and as frantic as the lightning.

“Clank! Clank!”

Xiao Chen clashed with the divine sword with his bare hand. The clash between the two caused sparks to fly off like meteor shower.

Xiao Chen finally clapped his palms together. A world-shaking lion roar transmitted outward. The shadow of a three-headed Golden Lion King actually showed up and pounced at Chulain.

This was the true essence of the Seal of Leo!

The shadow of the lion had extreme resemblance to that three-headed Golden Lion King from Celestial City’s Warbeast tournament three years ago!

The Seal Technique was a skill Xiao Chen picked up from the Pure Land. Granny Phoebe who passed this technique to him had combined the Profound Mystery of Supreme Buddhism and the Secret Artes of Jungle Tribe to create her own unworldly technique. However, she had never forgotten those divine abilities from Buddhism and passed them to Xiao Chen.

After practicing the Seal of Leo, Xiao Chen once had a suspicion that the Golden Lion King from the Warbeast Tournament might really be an ancient Buddhist!

“Roar!!!”

The Golden Lion seemed to have materialized completely. Three of its head faced upward as it let out a roar before pouncing at Chulain. Glaring gold light burst out and forced everyone to cover their eyes.

It was as if the earth and sky had turned upside down, the energy waves kept pouring out and caused even the water in the lake to roll over and over. Many of the spectators were getting unsteady on their feet and some of them even fell on the ground.

That lasted until the brilliant rays were totally dispersed. The Golden Lion King was gone, and Chulain’s divine sword was totally crushed by the Seal of Leo.

Everyone was very shocked. This travelling artist Xiao Shishui was really too strong. They originally thought the Telepathic Sword Wave was his thrump card, but it seemed like he had more than one divine ability.

“Hmph!”

Chulain snorted and stepped forward. At the same time, purple brilliance circulated around his hand with a resounding noise, and the purple divine sword was reformed.

Xiao Chen just stood there and looked on with a cold gaze as Chulain closed in. The seal technique he executed this time was not at all the same.

Seal of Immortal King!

This time, Xiao Chen clapped his palms together at once. The shadow of a powerful entity showed up and its huge figure blocked half of the sky. With a loud rumble, it swatted the ground with his huge palm and caused an earthquake.

“Boom!”

It crushed the purple divine sword and swept across Chulain, causing him to flip away in an awkward position.

Part 7

A commotion broke out soon after. It wasn’t that they hadn’t thought about how powerful was Xiao Chen, it was just that his skill was so powerful that none of them could believe it.

After Chulain hit the ground, instead of feeling awkward, he was feeling more competitive. He had an imposing expression as he stood on the ground. Seeing how Xiao Chen had used his divine abilities consecutively, he finally decided to stop holding back. He’s about to unleash his power that secured his top position of the youth generation!

“Report!”

Just at this time, a yell could be heard from a distant as a full plated soldier ran over. He knelt down with one knee touching the ground and reported to Chulain, “It’s an urgent message!”

Chulain fell back and left the battlefield.

The duel had been interrupted.

Before Chulain had the time to open the envelop, two practitioners surrounded him.

“Brother Chu, allow us to take him down in your stead.”

One of them was tall, about three heads taller than an ordinary person. His gaze was chilly. One look and you could tell he was an untamed beast. The other one had a pale face with gloomy expression, tall stature and looked somewhat frail, yet he gave of a gentle impression.

“No, just let me read the letter first, then I will continue.” Chulain firmly refused.

“We insists!”

Everyone saw how the three of them were arguing and began to wonder about the two person’s identity. They actually dared to speak to Chulain like this, they must be anything but ordinary.

One of them even ignored Chulain’s protest and charged into the battlefield. He soon appeared in close proximity of Xiao Chen.

Chulain was furious, but in the end, he forcefully restrained his fury. These two were guests that he just recently invited. Their identity were extraordinary. They were from the powerful yet mysterious Tiger Clan of Middle Earth.

The White Tiger shan’t be easily provoked. If not because he was apprehensive of their identity, and that the two were indeed very powerful, Chulain would have already ordered someone to kill them.

However, after he tore the envelope and read the content of the letter, his mood brightened up again. He laughed and said, “Hahaha, this scoundrel is also back? He actually tried to play tricks on me by using an urgent message. This should be interesting, hehe…”

The tigerman was tall and untamed. One look and you could tell that he was a person you wouldn’t want to provoke. He stared at Xiao Chen and asked, “You once had a duel with Xiao Chen three years ago?”

“What do you want to know?” Xiao Chen looked at him calmly.

“You guys fought to a draw?”

Xiao Chen declined to comment by letting out a snort.

“Then does that mean you guys have some friendly relations?”

“What about it?”

Part 8

“I knew it, you guys befriended due to your bullshit camaraderie. Then you won’t have to feel wronged if I kill you today!” The tall and savage tigerman roared at the top of his lungs.

“Who are you, what makes you say this?” Xiao Chen looked at him coldly.

The wild and untamed giant restrained his voice and said, “My name is Huzuni. Three years ago that damned Xiao Chen killed one of our brother. He even killed two demigods from our clan! Us brother had vowed to destroy his everything! If he is still alive, he will definitely show himself if you kill you.”

“What kind of logic is that?” Xiao Chen’s gaze gradually turned colder as he said, “This is not the Tiger Clan’s territory. If you die here, nobody Will be able to speak up for you!”

“Haha!!!” Huzuni faced upward and laughed out loud, “In the face of the Tiger Clan’s divine skill, you think you stand a chance? Moreover, I have half of the White Tiger’s bloodline within me.”

Xiao Chen smiled and said indifferently, “Then how about we prove it with action?”

He actually ran into someone from the Tiger Clan. Xiao Chen originally did not plan to kill the innocent ones. He did not want to involve the Tiger Clan’s common disciple. However, after seeing the other side’s attitude, he instantly changed his mind.

Want me to let you go now? In your dream!

You’re dead, no discussion!

Even if Huzuni wanted to avoid the battle, Xiao Chen wouldn’t let him go anymore. He had already given him the death penalty. Xiao Chen decided to show all his hands, without holding anything back!

“Swish!”

Like the flickering light, Xiao Chen disappeared from his original spot. He executed the Telepathic Sword Wave taught by Elder Rhino, no holds barred!

He flicked his forefinger and middle finger simultaneously. A sixty meter destructive circle appeared. The ripples were fluctuating at a terrifying rate.

“Open!” Sensing the danger, Huzuni roared loudly, His entire body flickered with white ray as a White Tiger manifested behind him. It was baring its fangs and burst forth with unparalleled power. He launched a single punch, and there were actually lightnings scattering everywhere. This was his divine ability — Destruction Lightning.

However…

It didn’t even stand one nanometer of a chance. The lightnings were instantly destroyed by the sword waves.

The sword waves continued to ripple. It was emitting a faintly discernable ringing sound like that of a bell.

“Ri-i-i-i-i-ing…”

The lingering sound lasted for a long time.

“Ah!!!”

Huzuni screamed miserably. Both of his legs were turned into dust in a fraction of a second. He flew towards the sky in fright and barely kept on to his dear life.

Although he had escaped from the effective area of the huge circle, with two of his legs gone, how fast could he be? Xiao Chen sneered; he left an afterimage in his originary location and rushed over there.

Part 9

The most profound technique passed to him by granny Phoebe.

The Seal of Flora!

A huge shadow appeared in thin air. The figure possessed extremely similar poise as Xiao Chen and wore a faint smile despite the uncaring expression. There was a flower of unknown origin in the hand of said figure.

“Swish!”

The mysterious flower left its hand and transformed to the size of a house. The crystal clear petals fell from the sky like countless razor-sharp blades.

“Pfff—!”

Blood splashed forth as Huzuni’s two arms and chest were broken into pieces. Not even a single piece remained as they all wafted in the air as bloody mist.

The only thing remained was his head full of frightened expression. It floated in the sky, among the flower petals.

Not far away, the pale-faced Kazeni almost fainted. Not only did his cousin suffered a crushing defeat, he was even killed within the blink of an eye. He almost couldn’t believe his own eyes as he instinctively rushed over while letting out a furious roar.

A little further away, Chulain saw it all happened with his own eyes. Even if he was feeling anxious, there was nothing he could do about it. It was already too late to stop them.

“Damn it! These two bastards… are they that eager to die?! ****… there’s even a strong tiger in town, they’re only inviting trouble for me!”

Chulain felt very remorseful, he shouldn’t have received these two as his guests. They were very strong, but now that a problem had occurred, their backers… definitely wouldn’t sit tight.

Huzuni’s head that was still floating among the flower petals wore a frightened expression. He transmitted his thought filled with unwillingness, “****! ****! ****! ****! ****! I am an expert who just tapped into Historia’s Sixth Celestial Layer. How can I be killed!!!”

“The end result will be the same even if you are at the Seventh Layer!”

Xiao Chen’s ice-cold voice was the last time he heard. Before Kazeni could get close enough, Xiao Chen bent his ring finger and flicked it lightly.

The head was crushed by the sword waves with a “bang”!

The lakeside was completely filled with noise as several thousand people cried out at once. Xiao Chen’s performance was really too shocking to them.



References


  1. Oh… was the princess the one who tried to invite Xiao Chen to her nation before? The one who came with Goldie (I believe)? 

34 Is it Afternoon?



「How are we going to duel?」

「Let’s see. When it comes to being the Guardian Deity, one must have the strength to protect the village. So let’s compete in arm wrestling! 」

「Okay」

It might have been problematic if the topic was about mental calculation.
However, when it comes to brute strength, Iris didn’t plan to lose to anyone on this earth.

「If you are doing arm wrestling that desk should do」

Sheryl brought a small desk from the depths of the church.
Muriel and Iris clenched their fist on top of it as they assumed an arm wrestling posture.

「Well then, start!」

With Eclipse’s sign, the arm wrestling match began.
At first, she was worried whether this ancient desk could withstand a demon and the Guardian Deity arm wrestling — but that was a needless worry.
Muriel was indescribably weak.
The match was settled before the desk had a chance to break.

「No jaaaa! You are too strong! 」

「No…..you are too weak. Try doing it with Sheryl」

「Even This Mistress won’t lose to a normal human」

「That’s right. I’m just a frail maiden」

「Yeah, sure. Indulge me」

Iris tried to compare the two against each other.
In the end, Sheryl won.

「…….My arm strength is actually god-class!?」

Sheryl opened her eyes wide and stared at the hand that defeated Muriel.

「Wrong, wrong. Muriel was just too weak」

「Uuu…….This Mistress has materialized only recently, so I can’t bring out much of my ability…….besides, arm wrestling has nothing to do with being a Guardian Deity!」

「You were the one to bring this up」

「Just a little mistake! Strength is important…….but it should be determined through the real fight! So let’s fight! 」

There was a broom on the wall that Sheryl always used to clean the church.
Muriel took it and used it as a sword.
Since it couldn’t be helped, Iris took Sheryl’s mop as well.

「Take this」

Muriel attacked with the broom.
However, she was slow enough to put one to sleep.
Iris casually knocked the broom away with the mop.
The broom fell on the floor and sadly rolled away.
And while Muriel was spacing out, Iris lightly struck her on the head with the mop.

「I-It hurts…….」

Muriel had tears in her eyes as she rubbed the spot where she was hit.

「Big Sister Iris, you can’t bully the weaklings」

「That’s right, Iris-sama. Please get along with Muriel-sama」

「I didn’t intend to bully anyone…….sorry. Alright, alright. Let the pain go away」

As she said that, she used recovery magic on Muriel’s head and Muriel stopped crying.

「Oh……..it doesn’t hurt anymore」

「I didn’t hit you that hard in the first place. So, is it okay to consider it my win? 」

「Mumu…….apparently, you are slightly stronger than This Mistress」

「Slightly or not, since it’s my win, is it fine with you that I’m the first? Give Punigami back」

Muriel was sitting on Punigami since a while ago.
Punigami’s squishy body was good for hugging, lying, and sitting, almost omnipotent. The desire to monopolize him was completely understandable.
That’s precisely why Punigami was so precious to Iris.

「No, not yet! This Mistress haven’t lost yet! A Guardian Deity’s worth isn’t determined by strength, but by how much he makes his people happy! So let’s compare our contributions! 」

What a sore loser of a goddess.
That being said, how does one even measure contribution?
As Iris wondered about it, Marion stopped by.

「Iris, are you awake? You are awake! Eh, is it afternoon already!?」

Marion is a dragon normally living in the human form.
But since she was not proficient in it, she had horns on her head and a tail sticking out her rear.
Marion, who faltered upon seeing Iris awake, had not only her expression but even her tail swaying in confusion.

「It’s morning, morning. Why does everyone get so surprised that I’m awake in the morning? 」

「No, no. It is pretty surprising. So, who’s that sitting on top of Punigami? She doesn’t look human」

「Y-You are the dragon girl, Marion. This Mistress is this land’s Guardian Deity, Muriel. Worship me! 」

「Asking to worship on our first meeting………I feel a whole different kind of danger」

Marion too made a long face.
Most likely ten out of ten people will react the same.

「Muriel. You should probably stop asking strangers to worship you. They will definitely think of you as a weirdo. They need to know that you are the Goddess first」

As Iris advised, she thought that telling strangers『I’m the Goddess』is rather suspicious too.
However, with Muriel being the real Goddess, she had to make people believe.

「I-Is that so…..? Then let This Mistress explain. This Mistress is the Guardian Deity! 」

「Uwaa…….」

Marion’s expression was that of pity.
She didn’t believe Muriel at all.
Which wasn’t surprising.
There wasn’t enough context.
Muriel lacked the attitude to make others believe.

「Stop with that look! This Mistress is going to explain, so listen」

Muriel explained her backstory for the third time.


A little more until 20000 points ٩( ‘ω’ )و
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References



  1. Author’s message (stating obvious, as always). 

33 For Good Night’s Sleep



It was hard to get bored with watching Muriel when she behaved like that, but, at this rate, the conversation won’t proceed.
So Iris decided to restrain her and get to solving the problem.

「Eclipse. Let’s match our timing. One, two…..」

「Ei!」

The sisters cooperated as they put a blanket around the ecstatic Muriel.
Immediately after–.

「Waaaa, what is this?! Everything suddenly went dark! 」

Muriel struggled beneath the blanket.
Utilizing this, they wrapped the blanket around her, tied it up with a string made of magical power, and threw the roll on the bed.

「Punini」

Punigami rejoiced at being liberated from Muriel.

「Oh!? What are you planning to do!?」

Muriel, who stuck out her feet and head from the sides, recognized that she was bound and wiggled like a caterpillar.

「Even though you brought this up, you didn’t get to the main part after all this time, so I tried binding you for the time being」

「For the time being」

「I understand……..wait, it was you who brought this up! This Mistress has been here since a long time ago」

Muriel struggled intensely as she screamed.
But even faced with such violent struggles, the string didn’t show any signs of breaking.
Iris and Eclipse could easily throw this blanket off, though.
For someone calling herself the Guardian Deity, she was far too weak.

「Tell me about that in more detail. I understand that you aren’t a human, but for you to be the Guardian Deity…….」

「If Big Sister Iris isn’t afraid of you then you definitely aren’t human」

「E-Eclipse, you don’t need to mention the embarrassing parts!」

「Eeeh. Big Sister Iris is so cute」

「Punipuni」

Being teased by your little sister, how miserable, Punigami said in frustration.

「You are going to hear everything in detail! This Mistress was born about three hundred years ago. In other words, when this land was only in the early stages of its development –」

Spoke Muriel in a serious tone.
In the past, this land, while it wasn’t a wilderness, had a shortage of rains and the soil was unsuitable for cultivation.
And Muriel was a being “manifested” from the prayers of the resident of the Silverlight Barony.
Muriel responded to the prayers as she created rains, diverted storms, and made the soil fertile.

「However, on a certain day, out of nowhere, This Mistress lost her divine powers……….because of that, this land wasn’t able to provide for the people and they left……..eventually, This Mistress couldn’t maintain her corporeal form and, with time, even her consciousness dimmed…….oyoyo」

Muriel burst into tears as she told her story.
「Good girl, good girl」Eclipse patted such a Guardian Deity.
Eclipse was one such good girl.

「Hahah…..that’s why we couldn’t find you with our detection magic」

「That’s right. However! Because you settled in this church and let out gigantic amounts of magical power, This Mistress managed to regain her consciousness and restore a fraction of her power」

「Hee…….so you were the cause behind all those earthquakes? 」

「Earthquakes? What are you talking about? This Mistress squeezed out all of her power to just shake this bed. This Mistress didn’t have the power to cause an earthquake! However, were you scared so much to mistake it for an earthquake? Fufufu, how was it, were you scared? Perhaps, you were a few earthquakes away from leaving this place……….how regrettable. You caught This Mistress」

Who would’ve thought?
Iris and Eclipse both thought it was an earthquake, but it was only their bed shaking.
Those living below the hill had no way to know.

「Why did you shake the bed? Don’t be a bully」

Eclipse poked at Muriel’s cheeks as she muttered so.

「I-It’s not bullying! This church belongs to This Mistress, the Guardian Deity is This Mistress. But when I regained my consciousness…….Iris is worshipped as the Guardian Deity, the altar was replaced with a bed……uu……..it’s horrible……….」

「Hahah, I see. In other words, you want to drive us out to become the Guardian Deity once again」

「Of course! This Mistress won’t be able to manifest herself unless someone worships her! 」

「You materialized through my magical power, though?」

「Oh? Oh! Indeed! Y-You’re amazing! 」

「You’re welcome. So there is no more need to drive us out, right? 」

「Muu……However, This Mistress in the true Guardian Deity. No matter how outstanding…….aren’t you a demon, Iris?!」

「That might be true……but everyone just worships me on their own……」

「How enviable. This Mistress wants to be worshipped too」

Muriel let out a miserable voice as she rolled all over the bed.

「Big Sister Iris. Let’s do something. She’s too pitiful」

「Let’s see…….we can’t really make people worship her by ourselves, perhaps it’s better to consult with Sheryl…..」

Just as Iris thought that, the Lord, Sheryl, coincidentally came to the church.

「Good morning! It’s morning, please wake up…….wait, Iris-sama is awake even before I came to wake her up?!」[1]

Seeing Iris’ face, Sheryl faltered, went outside, and looked at the sky.

「Ah, yes. Properly in the morning. There is a little something that required me to wake up in the morning」

「Haa, is that so……..that being said, even though you are awake in the morning, you aren’t even drowsy…….」

「Sheryl. I’m not oversleeping because I’m tired. I’m sleeping because I want to. That’s why waking up in the morning is not a big deal」

「A puny human like myself can’t possibly fathom your sense of values……..」

Sheryl muttered with a slightly dull expression.
She was definitely restraining herself from saying「this sloth」out loud.
Iris herself was aware of being a sloth, so she decided not to think too deeply about it.
However, no matter who and what thought as such, she had no intentions to quit being a NEET.

「By the way. Who could that person that keeps rolling on the bed be? 」

When Sheryl looked on top of the bed, Muriel, hearing herself becoming the topic of the conversation, wiggled in joy.

「You are the current lord, right? It’s great that the Silverlight bloodline still continues. Now then, worship This Mistress like you ancestor did! 」

「Eh…….what’s wrong with this person? Immediately asking to worship when we’ve just met…….」

Sheryl retreated with a pale face.
It wasn’t hard to understand.
Muriel’s speech and manners were that of a weirdo unless you were aware of the circumstances.
No, even Iris, who knew the circumstances, couldn’t see her as anything but a weirdo, as for Sheryl, she probably wanted to run away right this moment.

「Did you know? Long long time ago, Muriel was the Guardian Deity of this land」

「The Guardian Deity of a long long time ago? What do you mean? 」

「Oh, so you’ve listened. Three hundred years ago –」

And Muriel repeated her story once again.
Having heard this, Sheryl sat on the floor and bowed towards Muriel.

「For me to not recognize the Guardian Deity, who watch over this land from my ancestor’s generation……I was incredibly rude. Please forgive my conduct」

「Umu. You are quite devoted. Since This Mistress wasn’t angry in the first place, you can raise your head. While at it, This Mistress will appreciate if you remove this blanket」

「Understood. Ei, Ei…….I can’t get it off! 」

「Ah, this blanket is bound by my magical power, it’s impossible for Sheryl」

「Iris-sama, please unbind her! Muriel-sama could be said to be Iris-sama’s senior! 」

「I don’t know about any seniors……but I guess I have no reason to keep her restrained anymore」

When Iris undid the magical string, Muriel rolled out of the blanket as it unwinded.
And for some reason, she sat on top of Punigami.

「Punini?」

「This Mistress likes it here. It’s quite comfortable」

「Puni」

Punigami wasn’t against being praised, so 「then you can sit for a while」he said.

「Anyway, Sheryl. Muriel wants to be worshipped by everyone in the village, do something」

「I see. Then let’s introduce her to everyone! The more Guardian Deities there are the better it should be! Iris-sama, together with Eclipse-chan and Muriel-sama are invincible! 」

「Sounds sketchy………but, perhaps, there might be some sense to it」

「Am I a Guardian Deity too?」

Eclipse tilted her head in wonder.

「That’s right. Since you are Iris-sama’s little sister, it’s a matter of course. In the first place, Eclipse-chan’s cuteness is god-class. You being a Guardian Deity is decided! 」

「So that’s how it is. Then I’ll be a Guardian Deity so give me chocolate」

「Yes」

Sheryl took out chocolate from a pocket on her skirt and handed it over to Eclipse.

「Waai」

Munch munch.
Eclipse’s adorable face was graced with an even more adorable smile.

「Wait a minute. Having three Guardian Deities is still passable. However, there is a need to decide for is the greatest! 」

「Eh, who cares about that」

「Munch munch.  Since I’m the little sister, Big Sister Iris is superior. Chocolate is tasty」

「In that case, Iris. It’s a showdown! 」

Muriel pointed at Iris with her finger.
What a bother, she thought, before deciding to display her strong side, or there was a chance she won’t return Punigami.
For the sake of good night’s sleep, Iris decided to accept the duel.



References



  1. Oh, horror. 

Chapter 235 – Dispute



Part 1

The experts that were cut down were in unknown conditions. Bosch hastily ordered his men to the rescue. Only until he received a definite news did he finally heave a sigh of relieve. It seemed like the other party knew when to hold back. He didn’t really want the Southern Wasteland and Yindu to be at odds with one another.

Bosch walked to the center of the battlefield with large strides. He knew that he had no other choice but to take up the challenge himself. Sending more people would only result in more injuries and deaths.

“Come down and fight me!” Bosch faced upwards and shouted loudly. He was not a Spiritual Master, so he didn’t have the ability to fly.

The shadow in the sky raised its sword and flew straight at Bosch. The sword left a long yet beautiful and magnificent light in the sky as it was dropped down in a straight line.

He didn’t waste time on any unnecessary words. The iron sword represented his will and intention.

“Clank! Clank!”

The ear-splitting noise spread across the entire place. Bosch’s fists were flickering with exquisite light as he bombarded the iron sword with countless of punches. The clash between the two caused sparks to scatter around. The powerful energy waves even forced everyone around the battlefield to fall back.

The showdown between two experts standing at the summit was indeed, too shocking for words.

Bosch was well known for his prowess in Yindu. Even if he was not number one, he was still one of the top ranked experts.

“Reveal your real body, you won’t best me in this state.” Bosch shouted coldly. His entire body was glowing with endless light, it was as if he was the incarnation of a heavenly sword himself.

As if it was only natural, the shadow beside the iron sword slowly faded away, and a figure from among the crowd walked into the battlefield with large strides.

Everyone turned pale with fright. They never thought that the powerful master of the iron sword was just beside them. They hastily made way for him.

The new arrival had a tall and slender build, black long hair, and eyes as sharp as the sword. His expression was cold and seemed to possess an extremely peculiar aura. His entire person had the same aura as the iron sword floating in the sky, as he if had truly devoted his soul to the sword.

“You can call my Bosch, may I know who am I facing?”

“Dugu Jianmo of the Southern Wasteland.” As he spoke, the iron sword flew towards his palm.

“So it was indeed someone from the Solitary clan!” Bosch nodded.

At a distant place, Yan Qingcheng and the others were really excited. Although they had long guessed it was him, they were still unable to remain calm. Regardless of their former relation, they were still from the same place after all. When Windfeathers suffered a crushing defeat before, the rich kids of Yindu ridiculed the experts of Southern Wasteland, it made them feel extremely humiliated and angry.

Part 2

But now, Dugu Jianmo had stood up for them and swept everything before him with his iron sword. They felt extremely moved and delighted.

Yan Qingcheng firmly grasped for fists. Lazio heaved a long sigh of relieve. And Windfeathers even laughed out loud. There was joy, there was zeal… but even more was the feeling of bitterness. Yindu had brought about too much disgrace and humiliation upon himself. He vowed that he would surely return to pay them back for this disgrace!

Far from the battlefield, the third princess of Shang Dynasty had already jumped up of her seat. It was obvious to all that she was extremely interested in Dugu Jianmo. And the young ladies beside her each had their own plans. Such an excellent youth, even the princess had to fight over him. If their family had one more friend like this, it meant that they would have one more top-level expert on their side in the future. It was impossible to hire him as a servant. After all, The Solitary clan of the South was not just any clan.

Xiao Chen saw everything with his eyes, yet he was very calm. Three years ago, Dugu Jianmo was equally matched with him, with his talent and nature, it would be strange if he had yet to reach this stage.

These past three years, because of degraded lifespan, his training progress was not very smooth. However, precisely because of this, his mental state had experienced a great change. It was really hard to say whether he gained more or lost more.

However, Xiao Chen had become more confident compared to three years ago. Even if facing Dugu Jianmo who made great progress.

How would the two fare against each other? It was hard to say…

Without any words, Dugu Jianmo and Bosch had already engaged in a fierce fight.

This was a showdown of the strongest!

Their power level as well as control over the divine abilities were crucial factors that would determine their victory or defeat.

In a certain sense, once a person had entered the Historia realm and unlocked their divine abilities, it could provide them with endless possibilities. It was no longer a dream. With a powerful divine ability, one could possibly defeat a warrior of higher realm.

The two powerful experts were evenly matched. It was a really intense battle.

Bosch emitted two rays of purple light from his eyes. His movements were as quick as lightning. Hazy purple clouds were lingering around him. The sword in his hand projected several light beams that raged on like a large sea wave, it was unstoppable.

And Dugu Jianmo seemed like the incarnation of the god of sword itself as he split the space with his iron sword. The sword rays scattered in all directions. It was as if a comet had streaked across the sky, it was bright and gorgeous.

In the blink of an eye, they had already exchanged more than a hundred blow. However, it seemed like they were still evenly matched.

At a distant location, the peers were discussing among themselves.

“Indeed, the Solitary clan of the South can never be underestimated.”

“Dugu Jianmo would be ranked in the foremost even in my Great Shang Dynasty.”

“It seems like the stupid badly has improved again. His family’s Amethyst Cloud technique really lived up to its reputation.”

Part 3

“It is hard to predict the outcome of this battle.”

After two hundred exchanges, Bosch sneered and said, “Don’t you have any divine ability?”

Dugu Jianmo replied in a cold tone, “One iron sword can best every divine abilities that ever existed!”

“Haha…” Bosch laughed out loud and said coldly, “In that case, this battle ends here!”

All of a sudden, the purple clouds filled the entire sky. The endless Amethyst Clouds submerged the entire battlefield. Everyone could only hear the ice-cold voice of Bosch, “Amethyst Prison!”

It was as if the space was frozen as the endless purple clouds trapped Dugu Jianmo within. Although Bosch was not proficient in the law of space, this very divine ability possessed countless connections with the law. It could seal off an area of space.

Dugu Jianmo had been trapped.

Many startled voice could be heard from beyond the battlefield.

“That is the stupid baldy’s original divine ability.”

“There were already many experts who fell in the hands of the Amethyst Prison.”

Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were most anxious. For Dugu Jianmo to be trapped like this. Was that not tantamount to a fish lying on a chopping board?

Even the third princess of the Great Shang Dynasty and those young ladies revealed anxiety on their beautiful faces. They didn’t wish for anything to happen to Dugu Jianmo. After all, he had already exhibited such an extraordinary strength. If he was defeated by Bosch and got killed in the process, that’d be such a pity.

Xiao Chen watched everything calmly, he already bent the middle finger of his right hand in preparation of launching the Telepathic Sword Wave. That was a mysterious skill passed to him by Elder Rhino of the Pure Land. However, he quickly loosened up his finger.

“The sword is equivalent to your life, since it has already left your hand, Dugu Jianmo, it’s your loss!” Bosch’s callous voice transmitted outwards as he fiercely squeezed the Amethyst Prison.

Inside the Amethyst Prison, the purple radiance had almost liquified. The iron sword was forcefully shaken off and was sealed in the corner of the prison. And Dugu Jianmo was completely restrained. It was hard just to move a finger. Even his long black hair was standing on end. Blood already started to leak out from his nose and mouth as the purple force continued to squeeze him. The bones all over his body were giving off “creaking” noise.

At a glance, everyone was sure that it was already Dugu Jianmo’s defeat. No one thought he could get out of this alive. However, just at this time, Dugu Jianmo’s voice was like a sudden clap of thunder as he shouted, “Break!”

He ignored the iron sword floating at one side of the sky as he silhouette suddenly became faint. But instantly afterwards, his body burst forth with brilliant rays!

“Crack! Crack!’

And followed by the sound of violent collision between bones.

Part 4

Dugu Jianmo’s body was actually changing shape right before everyone’s eyes! His flesh and blood body actually became as thin as paper in that instant. Everyone was at a loss for words, they couldn’t find a word to describe the current situation.

Dugu Jianmo’s body was as thin as a piece paper. It shone with brilliant rays that were unpleasant to the eyes. He launched forward as if he was a divine sword himself!

A small crack appeared in the Amethyst Prison due to the raw power.

That’s right, he treated his own body like a sword and split open the Amethyst Prison. He rushed out from the prison and left a streak of light in his trail.

The swift and violent charge felt as if the meteorite was about to struck the earth!

He charged straight for Bosch. The divine rays pierced the sky, the entire area was instantly illuminated by the blazing rays.

“BANG!”

Bosch was sent tumbling away in the sky by this shocking attack.

“Pfff!”

At the same time Bosch was sent tumbling away, he spat out vapours of blood and fell into the pool of blood.

Such an unforeseen event caused everyone to be dumbstruck.

The power Dugu Jianmo flaunted earlier, it was plainly unstoppable!

Soon after, the lakeside was completely filled with noise.

Today, at the Maritime Moon Garden, other than gifted scholars and beautiful ladies, many invitees were genuine practitioners. After witnessing that battle at close distance just now, none was more clear of just how terrifying was Dugu Jianmo.

Even the experts from some of the strongest clans revealed grave expressions without a single exception.

The stupid baldy was actually defeated, I don’t believe it…”

“The Amethyst Prison, nobody in Yindu actually dared to try and break free from it, but today…”

Bosch exerted himself to stand up slowly. He wiped the blood off the corner of his mouth and his white teeth were exposed. Due to the effect of the bloodstain, the scar on his face made him look somewhat frightening. He looked over his shoulder like an eagle watching its prey, and swept his eyes in all directions. The clamor immediately died down.

As the descendant of one of the strongest clans in Yindu, Bosch had amassed might and prestige among the youth generation. He was well known for his strength and ruthlessness. For the general populace, he was someone to be avoided at all cost.

“Dugu Jianmo, you are very strong. Is that your divine ability?”

Dugu Jianmo was very indifferent as he said, “Is it now? I do not know. All I know is that everything that composed the world, be it the blades of grass or the trees, everything is my sword. Of course, that includes me, and if necessary, you as well.”

Part 5

It was seldom for the silent Dugu Jianmo to say this much.

“Cr-crack! Cr-crack!”

Dugu Jianmo’s flesh and bones moved accordingly and quickly reformed his original form. It was hard to imagine how did he manage to turn his body paper thin width earlier.

At the distant place, the third princess of Shang Dynasty already jumped up from her seats with glistening eyes and gave a few orders to the palace maids. And beside her, those young ladies each had their own plans. However, one thing was for sure, all of them had the intention to recruit Dugu Jianmo.

The palace maid ran towards Dugu Jianmo with a jade tray in hand. There was a cup atop the tray. The palace maid respectfully stood in front of Dugu Jianmo and said, “This fragrant tea is an offering from the third princess.”

“Offering? I don’t need any offering from anyone!”

As he said these, an uproar broke out.

Everyone felt that this guy was really too full of himself. He actually dared to reject the tea offered to him by the third princess. For an ordinary person, this would have been the greatest honor, and yet he took up such an attitude.

Dugu Jianmo was a lone wolf. He only lived for the sword. To him, there was no difference between a princess and the common people. If he went berserk, he wouldn’t even recognize between allies or foes. He hated this “offering” word. Other than the sword in his hands, he never respected anyone else.

The third princess frowned, but she smiled again soon after. Although her beautiful face was covered by a veil, it was easy to imagine just how charming her smile was.

The noble girls at the side gently covered their mouths as they looked at each other. Since Dugu Jianmo did not give any face to the princess, they smiled at the thought that they might still stand a chance.

Another palace girl ran over hurriedly and said respectfully, “The third princess ask of Lord Dugu to have a cup of fragrant tea first before you leave.”

Without saying anything, Dugu Jianmo lifted the cup and gulped it down with one breath. Then he carried the sword on his back and left with large strides.

How could they let him leave so easily? Many people were enticed by his impressive martial prowess.

Before the third princess could order someone to pass on her message, Bosch had spoken out,

“Wait, please stay for a bit longer.”

Dugu Jianmo did not say a word, he halted his steps and faced Bosch with his back.

“Brother Dugu is indeed a towering figure. I highly respect you. How about we become friends?”

Dugu Jianmo remained as silent as ever. However, Windfeathers shouted from far off, “Didn’t you call us the Southern Barbarian?!”

Part 6

“Haha…” Bosch laughed with a clear and bright tone as he said, “In the face of Brother Dugu’s martial prowess, even I will be forced to take back my previous insult. There are indeed talented individuals hiding in the Southern Wasteland. With Brother Dugu around, who who dare to say there are no experts in the South?!”

Dugu Jianmo continued to move forward without saying anything.

Bosch shouted out loud from behind, “Don’t leave yet Brother Dugu, please listen to what I have to say first.” He explained earnestly, “Our Shang Dynasty’s citizens are open-minded people. All the good men here are capricious. Because we are rather frank, it is hard to avoid hurting others with our words. What I want to say is, we are honest to a fault and will never stab you behind your back. We are only a little too straightforward and easily offended the others. Please pardon us if we had somehow offended you before. I want to make friends with you. I swear on my name that I will never belittle the Southern Wasteland ever again.”

As the later generation of a noble clan, he knew how to put it behind him after picking a fight. Despite losing the fight, Bosch still intended to treat Dugu Jianmo as a friend.

Although his speech was very impressive, that scar on his face as well as his mean-looking eyes made people associate Bosch one of those ambitious and ruthless character.

“I will only devote my life to the sword.” As he was unwilling to say more than this, Dugu Jianmo was about to distant himself after saying only that much.

Far away from that place, many rich kids were in the middle of a hot discussion.

“Looks like it will not be easy to make this Dugu Jianmo submit.”

“Since we can’t employ him anyway, why not get an old ******* to kill him.”

“Nonsense! Did your brain get kicked by a donkey? What are you going to do when dozens of those crazy bastards from the Solitary clan come knocking on your front door?!”

The Solitary clan of the South. Although this clan was very low-key, nobody dared to look down on them. When their later generation went out to the world to gain experience and were killed honorably by their peers, they wouldn’t get involved in it. In fact, they wouldn’t even care. However, if the older generation experts were to make a move and killed their later generation in the process, then what awaits them was only a storm. Someone had once provoked the Solitary clan before. As a result, more than ten people carrying ******* swords came knocking on their doors and exterminated the entire clan in a single night.

They were such an abnormal clan, even the supreme clans in the Great Shang Dynasty were unwilling to rashly provoke them.

If they didn’t follow the rules and recklessly played their cards, the Solitary clan would pursue and kill them, without exception!

The third princess dispatched someone to stop Dugu Jianmo, she wanted to have a chat with him at the lakeside. And there were even more people waiting for their chance at the side. All of them wanted to recruit this youth with seemingly unlimited potential.

On the other side, the supreme clans were also having a heated discussion.

Just when the third princess was about to go speak with Dugu Jianmo personally.

“Dugu Jianmo, wait a minute!” A loud voice transmitted from the crowd as a ray of blue light flew towards him.

Dugu Jianmo turned around and looked at him indifferently.

Part 7

“Defeating Bosch does not mean you have defeated the true expert of Yindu. I will defeat you here and now!” The blue-clothed man was very handsome. Even when compared to some of the girls, they would still be overshadowed by his beauty.

At another location, Bosch’s faction was extremely furious.

“He’s from the Qiwang Faction, how dare he ridicule us. Although Bosch was defeated, he is still one of the strongest in Yindu. This guy has a really foul mouth.”

“I will challenge you to a duel today, remember my nam—” Before the blue-clothed man could finish his words, Dugu Jianmo’s ******* sword was already in front of his face. The entire area was illuminated by the stream of light.

“Clank! Clank! Clank!”

Following the clashing sounds of the ******* sword, a miserable shriek followed soon after. The ******* sword had cut the blue-clothed man into half. His dead body fell on the lawn, and bright red blood gused out non-stop.

Only now did Dugu Jianmo finally opened his mouth, “Dead man needs no name.”

“Nice kill!”

“I really can’t stand that spoiled kid. That idiot was always yapping all day long. His strength was clearly on the lower side, yet he always thought there were only a few who could match up to him.”

As for the man who was just killed, even among the rich kids of Yindu district, not many sympathized with him.

Every supreme faction other than the Chen faction laughed as they bore witness to this outcome.

Chen Hangging asked in a cold voice, “Who let that idiot go out?”

“He wanted to seek fame for himself, we didn’t have enough time to stop him.”

“That f***king *******!” Chen Hangging was a little enraged. Even Bosch was not Dugu Jianmo’s match, yet this idiot dared to jump into the fray.

Chen Hangging fixed his eyes on Dugu Jianmo, whose ******* sword was dripping with blood. Finally, he made an unexpected decision and walked towards the combat zone with large strides.

“Brother Chen, you can’t—!”

“It won’t hurt!” Chen Hangging firmly interrupted the words of the few people behind him and continued to stride forward.

Chen Hangging didn’t look one bit like a practitioner. He was not all too handsome, and his skin tone was pale. From the outside, he looked like a gentle and quiet man, but those who were well acquainted with him knew he was a very shrewd and ruthless man despite his young age.

“Dugu Jianmo, how about we make a bet.”

Dugu Jianmo only looked at him coldly.

Part 8

“The loser will unconditionally do a favor for the victor to the best of their ability, how about it?” Chen Hangging calmly called his stake.

Regarding this, Dugu Jianmo answered directly with his sword.

On the other hand, Bosch had a really ugly expression as he shouted in anger, “How shameless! Chen Hangging must have noticed it already. Although Dugu Jianmo broke free from my Amethyst Prison, he himself had suffered some injuries.”

“What, Dugu Jianmo is already wounded? This weasel sure know how to exploit an advantage.”

Everyone in Bosch’s faction was all really angry. One of them even shouted in anger, “Little Hang Hang, wetting his bed at ten years old…”

His words clearly resounded in the ears of countless people. It immediately caused everyone to roar with laughter.

Just like how Bosch had tasteless nickname like stupid baldy, Chen Hangging had also been called as Pigtail by others. That was because he was still wetting his bed at ten years old. Therefore, the rich kids in Yindu always made fun of him like this behind his back.

“Little Hang Hang, wetting his bed at ten years old…”

Immediately afterwards, a few people jeered in succession from several directions.

All the rich kids in Yindu were already swaying to and fro as they laughed out loud. Even the third princess of the Shang Dynasty was trying to hold back the laughter. As for those young ladies beside her? Needless to say, their shoulders were already trembling and tears almost leaked out from their eyes.

Chen Hangging’s white cheeks had instantly turned red. He coldly swept his eyes over the countless thousands of people. It immediately caused many of them to lower their heads in apprehension. Nobody dared to make anymore noise and laugh at him.

Due to this distraction, Dugu Jianmo managed to cut into his sleeve. One of his arms was almost crippled as a result.

“Nine Hades’ Wheel!” Chen Hangging was indeed furious. The mockery earlier made his mood especially agitated, and that caused him to use his most powerful technique from the get-go.

All of a sudden, black clouds started to rumble in the sky. The black fog had instantly enveloped the entire battlefield. The millstone-sized wheel among the darkness was as blazing as the sun. It emitted countless rays of light and all of them were aimed at Dugu Jianmo.

The scions from some of the supreme clans jumped up from shock.

The Grand Nine Hades, that was the undisclosed technique of the Chen faction. And Chen Hangging even developed his own unique ability — The Nine Hades’ Wheel. Ever since he successfully developed this skill, none had yet to last for more than a quarter of an hour under the might of the wheel.

The radiance emitted by the wheel in the dark fog was especially bright. The rays of light were omnipresent and even Dugu Jianmo was almost swallowed by the light.

His ******* sword moved non-stop in an attempt to stop the divine rays. Dugu Jianmo trembled with fear in his heart. He knew that if just one of those rays were to hit him, he would be in grave danger.

Part 9

“Hades’ Wheel!” Chen Hangging shouted loudly. His pale cheeks were colored in red. The millstone-sized wheel in the sky instantly grew to the size of a house as it descended slowly.

The earth shook violently and terrifying cracks appeared on the ground in a split second later. It was brought about purely by the pressure of the wheel.

The Hades’ Wheel was only three feet above Dugu Jianmo. All the rays of light were launched towards him simultaneously and trapped him within. His ******* sword had already been separated from his hands a long time ago. If he didn’t shield himself with a protective barrier in the first moments, his body might already be turned into mincemeat.

Chen Hangging sneered, “Dugu Jianmo, it’s your loss!”

All the spectators were overwhelmed with shock. The Hades’ Wheel was really too powerful. Even some of the scions from the supreme clans had a change of expression.

“This gigolo is about the same as the stupid baldy before, but it looks like he had made a breakthrough. I’m afraid that he might have reached the peak of Historia Fifth Celestial Layer already. Or perhaps he has already reached the Sixth Celestial Layer. I fear that he is way ahead of the stupid baldy by now.”

“That is indeed the case, the Hades’ Wheel is as powerful as expected.”

Regarding these, Bosch did not mind about it. They were always competing against one another and forged ahead like this. Just because they fell behind today, it didn’t mean tomorrow would be the same. He was more concerned about whether Dugu Jianmo could endure this or not.

Dugu Jianmo’s body was turning light in color. His bones were giving out creaking noises and his body was becoming thin rapidly!

“You want to force your way out with Swordification? It’s pointless!”

“Pfff!”

Dugu Jianmo coughed out a big mouthful of blood. The Swordification had failed. A powerful pressure was constantly crushing him and forced his transformation to fail.

“You lost!” Chen Hangging sneered.

“It is you who lost!” Just at this time, Dugu Jianmo actually opened his mouth.

Chen Hangging shouted “not good” in a loud voice, then he abruptly jumped back. At the same time, he quickly destroyed his robe. Despite that, his shattered robe flew towards him like countless flying swords.

He immediately erected a protective barrier and blocked those countless “tiny swords”. However, he had lost control of the Hades’ Wheel. The rays of light dimmed and dissipated at lightning speed. Dugu Jianmo rushed over like a ray of death as he sent Chen Hangging flying away in the blink of an eye.

Everyone was impassioned, Dugu Jianmo actually turned the situation around in the most critical moment and landed a clean hit. Many people started to cheer.

“Cough…”

Part 10

While coughing out blood, Chen Hangging stood up unsteadily and asked in distress, “How did you do it?”

“Everything in the world, be it the grass or the tree, everything is my sword. Not only does that include my body, it also includes your body.” Dugu Jianmo wiped the blood stain at the corner of his mouth, then he grabbed the ******* sword floating beside him.

Once at the pinnacle, he could even use other’s body as his sword, just how much more freakish and terrifying could it get!

“Speak, what do you want me to do for you.”

Dugu Jianmo didn’t say anything, he just turned around and walked away with the ******* sword on his shoulder. He won against key figures from two supreme clans and had suffered grave injuries, he couldn’t continue to fight.

The third princess of the Shang Dynasty walked over here personally, along with all the noble ladies of Yindu.

The surrounding was in a clamor. Many ordinary practitioners were looking at Dugu Jianmo as if he was a god.

“Hahaha… the Sword Verse Tea Party organized by the third princess, how can I not come? I’ve finally arrived!” The sound of laughter transmitted from outside the Maritime Moon Garden. A group of rich kids walked over with large strides, all the while surrounding a certain youth.

“Wheeze…”

Wheezing sounds could immediately be heard from the surroundings. Evidently, a lot of people were able to recognize that youth, and they seemed to be very apprehensive of him.

“Why is he back to the imperial capital already? Didn’t he lead an army to war?”

“This ferocious man is one of the Imperial Capital’s Heroic Four!”

“Chulain… one of the four most terrifying men in Yindu. He has been trying to court with the third princess for not just one or two years already. He will definitely cause a huge upheaval again. Hehe, I look forward to it!”

“Chulain, how come you’re back?” The third princess walked with graceful steps. Her slender body had the right curves in the right place. Despite the fact that her face was covered by the veil, it was easy to imagine just how peerless her appearance was just from her beautiful eyes.

“Haha… greeting to third princess. Elder Shuai specifically sent me back to Yindu, he didn’t want me to miss the Sword Verse Party organized by the princess.” Chulain had a valiant appearance. He had a confident aura like that of a general.

However, Bosch and Chen Hangging seemed like they detest him as they secretly let out a few cold snort.

The third princess revealed a faint smile and said, “You must be tired after the long journey, why don’t you go sit at the side and rest a little.”

“No, not at all. Just looking at the princess, all the hardships of travel seemed to have dissipated.” This guy was extremely daring and had irritated much too many people. However, nobody dared to say anything. The Imperial Capital’s Heroic Four, they could be said to be the fiercest of the fiercest. Let’s not mention the Shang Dynasty, even after scouring the whole world, they would still be unparalleled.

Part 11

The third princess no longer paid any attention to him and walked towards Dugu Jianmo with some of the young ladies.

Chulain laughed out loud and was one step faster than the princess. Then he said, “So, you are Dugu Jianmo of the Southern Wasteland? The one who defeated our Yindu’s experts consecutively…” Speaking until here, he swept his gaze all over and snorted, “After we Heroics Four departed from Yindu, you guys had really brought a huge shame to our Great Shang Dynasty. You actually lost to a barbarian from the Southern Wasteland, how shameful!”

Everyone was triggered by him as he said these.

“You mother f**ker, if my brother is still alive, you will be dead!”

“What are you acting all high and mighty for, it’s not like you’re really the strongest in Yindu!”

Even Bosch and Chen Hangging were extremely angry. However, they could only swallow their discontent, nobody dared to face him directly.

Although he had left Yindu for a period of time, his prestige still remained. Chulain swept his gaze over the crowd, but nobody dared to provoke him under his gaze.

“If I did not come back, the Shang Dynasty’s face would be sullied by you jokers.” Chulain sneered. Then he turned around and said to Dugu Jianmo, “If I can’t kill you within eighty rounds, I rather kill myself.”

Looking at the man blocking his path, the silent Dugu Jianmo only looked at him coldly, then he moved his eyesight to the crowd.

“How shameless! ‘Stupid Baldy’ and ‘Bedwetter’ had already inflicted grave injuries on Dugu Jianmo. It is not fair at all to challenge him now.”

“Only now did you show your face, how shameless can you get!”

“Bullcrap Yindu’s Heroic Four.”

Whether it was really because the Shang Dynasty’s people were really that open-minded and frank, or that these people just hated Chulain that much. Even though it was trying to maintain the face of Yindu, he had to receive a torrent of curses.

Chulain did not get angry as everyone expected, he only snorted and said, “When I, Chulain, challenge others to a duel, have I ever been unfair?”

Everyone immediately turned silent.

“Hmph. Bring me the Seven Revolution Gold Pill, give one to Dugu Jianmo. It will ensure his full recovery in an instant. Only then will I fight with him!”

Everyone finally quietened down. Although many people dislike the Yindu’s Heroic Four, they couldn’t help but to recognize their strength.

“There’s no need.” Just at this time, the silent Dugu Jianmo suddenly began to speak, “I’ve said it before, I am not the strongest in the Southern Wasteland. Since you guys want to vie for that false reputation, I will let someone stronger fight in my stead.”

The surroundings immediately rose to a clamor.

Everyone was incomparably shocked. Dugu Jianmo was already this strong and had dominated everyone on the scene. Then just how powerful would the strongest of the Southern Wasteland be? Could he really be a match for Yindu’s Heroic Four?

More importantly, the strongest of the Southern Wasteland had also arrived here?

And now, even the third princess revealed a hint of surprise on her face. Her beautiful eyes sparkled as she looked left and right. The other beauties were no exception.

Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were shocked. They could hardly imagine who Dugu Jianmo was referring to. Could it be the most mysterious Zhao Chongyang?

This piece of news was really too unexpected! After the clamor, everyone became silent in anticipation.

“Oh? The strongest expert of the Southern Wasteland has also arrived? How come I’ve never heard of such a person?” Chulain’s eyes shone brightly as he continued, “Where is he?”

“Over there!” Dugu Jianmo pointed his ******* sword in the front.

“Swish!”

The spectators there immediately split into two sides. Stop joking around! If they got falsely recognized, they wouldn’t even know how they die!

On that spot, only a youth with tall stature was left behind.

Everyone’s gaze was focused on that very spot.



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Chapter 234 – Unshakeable Sword!



“I am also not the strongest in the Southern Wasteland.” The cold voice was ruthless. Despite the coldness, he was very calm.

Once he declared that, everyone turned pale. An expert this powerful was still not the strongest in the South? Could it be that the South was not as simple as it looked on the surface? There was still an expert hiding in the South?

However, the youths of Yindu were unwilling to lose their limelight.

“Haha…” Many of them started to laugh out loud.

“You dare to be this arrogant when you are not even the strongest in the South?”

Although that’s what they were saying, no one dared to look down on him. After all, two experts were beheaded just now.

As some of the scions waved their hand, a group of people besieged the sword. Few of the Psychics took off to the sky in attempt to seal off the sword.

Two of them took the initiatives and launched their divine abilities at the iron sword floating in the sky. They wanted to seal off the iron sword just like this, and force the one hiding into the open.

Without any unnecessary word, the iron sword directly pierced through the sky. The master of the sword didn’t seem to attach any importance to them.

“Swish!”

With a flash of light, the iron sword looked like a dragon waving its tail in midair. It turned around and did a diagonal slash. The two had only just threw themselves over, yet the divine abilities they launched had instantly shattered into small pieces like a broken glass.

With two “swish” sound from the sword, blood splattered everywhere. The fresh blood dyed the grassland with its color. Two guests were chopped in half at the waist, and their corpses fell on the ground.

The remaining guests shouted simultaneously as they charged altogether, some released glaring sword-qi, while others released bizarre artes. Their target? The iron sword.

And the outcome was just as disappointing.

The iron sword was unstoppable, it transformed into a streak of light in the sky, dashing all over the place and cut up all the guests. Everyone only saw a streak of light flickering before the blood sprinkled everywhere.

The blood had dyed the vast sky red…

No matter how complex was your spell, no matter how tyrannical was your energy, you still couldn’t resist one strike from the iron sword!

The iron sword swept across all directions and instantly killed more than ten guests, leaving their corpses behind on the spot.

The blood gushed not non-stop, dying the grassland red. Even the sky was filled with bloody mist.

The facial expressions of everyone immediately changed due to the death of many practitioners. This Sword Verse Tea Party was a convention to pick out geniuses. Although they had expected a fight to break out, nobody had ever imagined someone would go on a killing spree without any qualms in such a situation.

At the distant, many of the beauties turned pale. Each and everyone of them was so scared that they dare not utter a single word.

The third princess of Shang Dynasty and a few dozen young ladies of Yindu were attracted by the iron sword in the battlefield. Although they were all outstanding beauties, they were not frail either. They had bountiful of experiences, their father and elder brothers were all experts of high calibre, so they were not scared at all.

“Princess… shall we go search for him and teach that arrogant boy a lesson?” Someone put forward a suggestion to the third princess.

She turned around and glared at that imperial bodyguard. The masked third princess said in a cold tone, “I will behead anyone who dares to act arbitrarily! An expert like this, must be recruited at all cost, don’t act recklessly.”

That imperial bodyguard backed away in embarrassment.

Not only the third princess, the other noble ladies beside her also had the same line of thought. All of them wanted to recruit this peak-level youth expert.

Just at this time, Bosch laughed heartily and said, “Do you dare to challenge me?” He walked into the battlefield as he said this. Such a provocative word could only serve to rouse up the crowd and made him the sole target.

“Stop!”

Someone stopped him and said, “Bosch, let me test out his strength first.”

Bosch turned around and saw that it was his good friend, Xushan. He knew that Xushan was worried about his well being and wanted to test out the opponent’s strength first.

“I don’t think it’s necessary.”

“No, that guy is too formidable. Let me test him first.” Xushan was around twenty six to twenty seven years old. His appearance was very ordinary. Although he was a clansman of the East, his hair was tinged with blond. He said with a very serious expression, “Let me go first. Yindu’s strongest clans are waiting to see us make a fool of ourselves. You are the strongest among us. If you were to lose in the hands of this South barbarian, we will become a laughing stock and lose our face.”

Bosch silently nodded in the end. The power structure in Yindu was very complicated. Although they were all loyal to the imperial household, the powerful clans were endlessly clashing with one another. They were split into a few major clans and their relationship were far from harmonious.

Back in those days, the Lord of Shang Dynasty was only a king in name. However, as their territories expanded, he began to consider himself as an emperor. Nobility was bestowed to the powerful clans which existed since a millennium ago.

As long as there were people, war ensued. Moreover, this was one of the most intense battlefield. For as long as a millennium, these power clans never stopped clashing against one another.

These clans possessed tremendous strength, each and every one of them was in possession of an ungodly expert. After so many generations, their foundation was already deep-rooted. If not because of the support of some renowned figures, the imperial family of Shang Dynasty would already fall in the hands of these powerful clans.

The Bo family was one such powerful clan, and Bosch was the leading youth of their clan.

Xushan entered the battlefield with large strides. He faced the iron sword and shouted, “Please show yourself, let us have a fair duel!”

“Needless!” The cold voice spread to the whole audience. It was brief and clear, as if there was no need to say more than that; the cold voice was brimming with strong confidence.

Xushan was furious. He was not an ordinary man, he was one of the experts in Bosch’s party and came from a prestigious house. He soared into the sky and spread out his arms. It was a very bizarre sight as two black clouds seemed to be pressing against the iron sword. His sleeves were enlarging and enveloping the iron sword.

He was a powerful Spiritual Master, his divine ability was known as Astina Universe. At peak power, this ability could transform the very nature itself. It was a really terrifying forbidden technique.

Precisely because of this ability, he was thought of highly by the older generation. Without a doubt, he had a bright future ahead of him. He would undoubtedly become a prominent figure in the future. Although his power level was only at Historia’s Fourth Celestial Layer, Xushan had enough powerful to face experts of Sixth Celestial Layer.

“Crack! Crack!”

The powerful pressure felt like Mt Tai weighing down on the ground. It caused a fissure on the ground below. The sleeves had already expanded to the size of a hill. It was scattering black clouds and mist as it pressed down.

It felt as terrifying as the birth of a Great Demon. It was easy to imagine just how powerful was this Astina Universe.

Many people who were sitting around the battlefield were sent flying away by the pure pressure.

This caused confusion and disorder at the site. However, it was rather fortunate that everyone here was not an ordinary group of people. They quickly calmed down after the brief disturbance.

A shocking event occurred right at this time. The iron sword remained motionless under the mountain-like pressure. The moment that the sleeves started to fall, the iron sword rose into the sky like a streak of rainbow. It broke into the rolling black clouds and flew up in a straight line.

“Hmph!”

Xushan let out a snort. The might of the Astina Universe was unpredictable. With a ferocious swing of the sleeves, the mountain-sized sleeves discharged endless black fog and rose in a circular moment in a flash.

With a loud explosive noise, the omnipresent sleeves gathered in one spot and received the attack head-on. The black fog covering more than half of the sky was gradually shrinking along with the sleeves. Eventually the black cloud finally dispersed.

“Haha…”

The rich kids of Yindu laughed out loud.

“Is that all you got? Ridiculous!”

“This is the so-called expert from the Southern Wasteland?”

“His weapon was taken away so easily, and here I thought he was oh-so-powerful!”

However, everyone’s smile froze in an instant, the laughter came to a sudden stop. A streak of divine ray streaked across the sky and forcefully broke free from the huge iron sleeve.

The sleeve broke into pieces and danced lightly in the air like butterflies. That sharp iron sword broke through by force!

It had completely triumphed over the Astina Universe.

The iron sword was like a rainbow. After breaking through the Astina Universe, it transformed into a light beam and headed straight for Xushan.

Although Xushan was an expert, even he had lost the power to retaliate in the face of such a matchless iron sword. He used whatever remained of the sleeves to counter the iron sword without rest. Every time the sleeves and iron sword made contact, they produced a thunderous noise. It sounded just like a divine iron being struck by a huge hammer. The sonorous noise continued to linger on.

This outcome caused huge commotion among the numerous spectators. Everyone cried out in surprise one after another.

The master of the iron sword was too strong. He actually broke through the Astina Universe without breaking much of a sweat. His confidence and strength made everyone gasp in surprise.

“Get back!” Bosch shouted out loud from below. Just as he wanted to rush in, someone beside him pulled him and already soared into the sky by himself.

After all, Bosch was the leading person of their clan’s youth generation. He must not be defeated so easily. Their side didn’t wish for him to participate in a battle with uncertainties.

Although the person who rushed in was very fast, he was still not as fast as the iron sword. After a few strikes from the dazzling sword-qi, Xushan’s hair was already dishevelled. Half of his long hair was cut by the iron sword as they were carried off by the wind.

He had received two terrifying wounds. Although he was only lightly poked by the iron sword, the blood was already flowing like rapid water. Eerie white bones could be seen beyond the wound.

“Pfff!”

Xushan spat out a big mouthful of blood. He clamped down the resplendent sword ray with Astina Universe with all his might. After he did so, he was sent flying away by the violent force of the sword strike, leaving behind a huge quantity of blood spatter.

With a loud “bang”, Xushan crashed onto the ground.

The rich kid who just flew into the sky was also a Spiritual Master. His power was without a doubt on the higher tier. Those who walked together with Bosch were all the cream of the crops.

Seeing that another foolish guy had come forward, he didn’t say anything and sent the iron sword flying towards him. The sword-qi was as thick as a water jar, and the pressure was as heavy as a lofty mountain. The iron sword cut through the sky and engaged in a fierce battle with that Spiritual Master.

“Pfff!”

That Spiritual Master was overwhelmed with shock. Although it was just an iron sword, it contained power beyond imagination. The shockwaves caused him to spat out blood on the spot. As his injuries accumulate, he became unable to keep up with his spells.

Finally, when the sword hurled at him, he was so terrified that he immediately rolled his body in the sky without paying any heed to his posture. He rolled away just as such and narrow avoided life-threatening attack. His hair was a royal mess and fresh blood dripped from his neck. Just a little bit more and his head would already be detached from his body.

His eyelid became heavy as the Spiritual Master fell from the sky.

The iron sword was ruthless and went after the fallen target. It wanted to deprive the target of its life in the sky. A few silhouettes from below immediately rushed to the rescue. Even with their combined forces, it was only barely enough to stop the iron sword. However, it was fortunate that they were able to save their comrade.

“Don’t run away, why don’t you come at me all at once?!” The cold and ruthless voice contained strong confidence.

The iron sword flew in circles, streaking across all directions as it unleashed a blazing sword-qi. Murderous aura filled the air.

“How arrogant!”

“Don’t be so full of yourself!”

When they heard the provocative words, all of them were furious and jumped into the fray altogether.

Just who was this ferocious man? All the spectators were totally overwhelmed. A youth expert of this level could be ranked in the foremost even in this Great Shang Dynasty.

And he had said it himself… that he was not the strongest of the youth generation from the Southern Wasteland.

Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were really excited. Especially Windfeathers, due to his excitement, his entire body was shaking. It was as if he was fighting those experts from Yindu himself. It was as if his former humiliation had been washed off.

At a distant place, the third princess of Shang Dynasty and dozens of other beauties had glittering eyes. As far as they were concerned, they must recruit a youth expert of this level by all means.

Some of the young ladies were already in a world of their own imagination…

Although the confrontation in the sky was very intense, it only lasted for a short duration. Nobody was actually capable of stopping the iron sword’s path. In only a dozen or more rounds, three of them already spat out blood and fell from the sky.

As if it was only natural, the iron sword was grabbed by an illusory hand at this time. The mysterious master of the sword showed a shadow of himself. However, this made everyone ever more shocked because that hand was completely made out of one’s Qi Energy. It was not External Incarnation, it was completely materialized with the will and qi of the sword.

With a sword in hand, it swept through all directions!

The materialized figure held the sword and went on a massacre all over the place. In the next instant, everyone was cut and fell from the sky.

His might had intimidated everyone. None of the young experts in Bosch’s party were actually capable of standing up to him.



References

  1. N/a

Chapter 233 – Eightfold Worlds



Shang Dynasty, just from the north to south measured four thousands of miles, and east to west were no less than 5 thousand miles. Its territory was wide beyond your wildest imagination.

In such a boundless sovereign state, its capital city was naturally just as grandiose. Not only were more than half of the wealthiest in the Great Shang Dynasty gathered at this place, even most of the super-powerful families were assembled here.

Yindu was one of the ten most famous cities in the whole world. The total population within the city wall and beyond added up to a several million. It could be counted as a magnificent city.

Xiao Chen already arrived at Yindu for more than half a month, yet he still hadn’t visited every corner of this huge city. There were quite a number of scenic spots in the flourishing Yindu district, including many mysterious ruins of the respectful deities.

As for the bustling place within the city wall, there were too many to count. The casinos, brothels, wrestling rings, restaurants, etc… Industries of the same trade were often crowded together and occupied few of the main streets.

Moreover, these could even be said to be the highest quality ones, such as:

The Odyssey Warbeast Castle that shook the whole world. It was already established by the time the Great Shang Dynasty was founded. The Warbeast Castle had countless millennium of history. Legend has it that the founder of Odyssey Warbeast Castle was a Beast God.

The Flowing Cloud Casino was also established eons ago. It was one of the must-go area in Yindu district. Reportedly, the stake at this casino was tremendously high and had even attracted the Immortalis experts to come and bet their magic weapons on the line.

The headquarters of the Spellbind Castle and Moonflower Castle were located at Yindu district. The ones in Celestial City were merely one of the many branches. The glamorous Flower Overqueen and Flower Empress lived in Yindu district. When they only slightly revealed themselves in the Celestial City, it already gave rise to a huge chaos.

The Maritime Moon Garden, it was as elegant as it was majestic…

And there’s still more……

The melodious sound of bell reverberated, the sound of prayer spread out from the Bronze Dragon Temple. This old Buddhist temple was located in the Yindu district. It was usually covered in smoke due to the incense burning in front of the temple. It was like an extremely blissful Buddhist nation.

Xiao Chen didn’t come here in order to burn incense and worship Buddha. After going around the Buddhist temple, he arrived at the rear mountain.

The rear mountain was the very depiction of a beautiful spring day. The scenery was extremely beautiful. However, this was nothing strange in the huge Yindu district. Many historical sites were like this, the mountains and rivers were interdependent, as though it was a fairyland. The reason why Xiao Chen arrived at this place was because they said that the ancestor god Fixu had carved the eight divinatory trigrams somewhere around here.

This was no big secret, every practitioner in Yindu district knew about it. Moreover, many practitioners had gained a little benefit from this place since time immemorial.

Climbing up the three hundred meter tall rocky mountain, A towering limestone stood firmly on top of the flat ground. A hint of spiritual energy was leaking from the ancient limestone. The longer one fixed their gaze at the limestone, the more extraordinary it feels. Along with the elapse of time, it actually started to become fuzzy.

Apparently, the green-colored monolith had already blended into this space. As faint as it was, the monolith had already become a part of the “truth”, it was possessing an indescribable aura.

This made Xiao Chen complimented it inwardly. He was exclaiming in his mind the extraordinariness of this object.

He did not get stirred up at all because of this scene. Xiao Chen took large strides forward and got in front of the green monolith. He jumped onto the monolith and examined it with a normal attitude. He did not look upon it with admiration just because it was engraved by an ancestor god.

Although the notches on the ancient limestone were carved countless years ago, they were still be seen clearly. As everyone knows, the eight trigrams were used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality. From these molding, one could easily imagine the figure of Fuxi sitting at this place cross-legged all those years ago.

For the eight trigrams, Qian represent Heaven, Kun represent Earth, Kan represent Water, Li represent Fire. Zhen represent Thunder, Gen represent Mountain, Xun represent Wind, and lastly, Dui represent Lake ⌈1⌋.

Xiao Chen sat on top of the limestone, using his finger to stroke the notches and traced over where Fuxi’s fingertips had likely touched.

A lot of people had gained benefits from this place. Of course, it varied from person to person, everyone had different realization.

Xiao Chen’s thoughts wandered far away. Over and over, he gently stroked the notches on the eight trigrams. Gradually, he started to feel the scenery in front of him becoming fuzzy. It was a spacious space as vast as the ocean. It was as if he had arrived at another dimension.

The rocky mountain, the limestone, the flowers and plants, as well as the Bronze Dragon Temple and sunset glow, they all disappeared before his eyes. Xiao Chen sat upright at that place, as quiet and as still as a rock.

The night arrived, and the starlight shone upon the mundane world.

Xiao Chen was still as motionless as ever. He was immersed in an illusory land of nothingness. He kept forging ahead and ahead, but still couldn’t find a way out.

He only woke up from the dream-like state after noticing a flowing light streaking across the void sky. He raised his head to look up at the sky, and found that the notches of the eight trigrams was floating on the vast sky.

Qian, Kun, Kan, Li, Zhen, Gen, Xun, Dui, these eight symbols were actually connected to eight different sliding doors.

Xiao Chen was very surprised. He felt that there were eight different worlds behind those sliding doors. He didn’t rush up there due to impulse. He just stood on the ground and calmly looked up at the doors. The eight trigrams became fuzzy and regressed to its original form. After that, starting from the initial state, it began to revolve until it became distinct.

From nothingness to existence, and then from existence back to nothingness. It evolved in such a way. Xiao Chen remained motionless and continued to watch calmly.

All of this, could only be described as broad and deep. The more he watched, the more complicated Xiao Chen felt it was. The eight trigrams contained the truth of the world. That was accumulation of ancestor god Fuxi’s wisdom.

Only until the sun rose from the East did Xiao Chen finally return from the illusory land.

The mountain was still that mountain, the water was still the very same water, and the mossy stone was still that mossy stone.

The only thing different was Xiao Chen’s current mental state. He felt that his spiritual power had become more condensed. He could see a hint of the ancestor god’s Imprint of Truth from the evolution of the eight trigrams. This night was very invaluable to Xiao Chen.

They said that, many practitioners had once reaped great benefits at this place. Xiao Chen now believed those were not empty words. He did indeed received no small amount of enlightenment. Jumping down from the limestone, he stood atop the rocky mountain and waved both of his hands. The evolution of the eight trigrams, this was the realization he acquired. It was fundamentally different from the original meaning of the eight trigrams.

Heaven, Earth, Water, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Wind, and Lake, these eight phases were brilliant and varied as they appeared in Xiao Chen’s surroundings unceasingly. In the end, it was as if eight illusory worlds were lingering around Xiao Chen.

The more he practiced, the more insight Xiao Chen gained. In the end, even the entire mountaintop was shrouded by the drizzling radiance.

Divine Ability!

Xiao Chen found to his surprise. The eight trigrams actually had the probability of evolving into a Divine Ability.

The sun rose and set, Xiao Chen spent three peaceful days on top of the rocky mountain. The eight phases really seemed like they contained eight different worlds. They gradually came into existence from nothingness, and floated all around Xiao Chen.

On the evening of the third night, Xiao Chen opened his eyes. The notches of the eight trigrams had completely been erased in his mind, the only thing remaining was the Eightfold Worlds.

Like the flickering light and passing shadows, Xiao Chen instantly disappeared from the rocky mountain, and abruptly appeared on the bustling main street of Yindu. The divine ability, “Eightfold Worlds,” was still at the initial stage, its power was still unknown. However, his speed had increased by an unimaginable level.

The Eightfold Worlds seemed to be capable of twisting reality. He only needed to take a single step in one of the eight illusory worlds, and it was as if he was flying past the skies in reality. It could even be said to be extremely fast!

This was an unimaginable divine ability. It was poles apart from Fuxi’s truth. The true meaning was completely different from the eight trigrams. This was Xiao Chen’s sudden insight, which ultimately evolved into his very own “truth”. It brought about a new divine ability with unpredictable power.

Now, even without the Undying Wings, he could freely fly in the sky.

Xiao Chen took a light step, and soar through the sky with extreme speed.

Eightfold Worlds. A divine ability with unimaginable power, and it was still at the initial stage. It could already be classified as one of the rare exclusive divine ability!

The streetlights of Yindu district were dazzling. It was the peak hour for the Flowing Cloud Casino, Spellbind Castle, and Moonflower Castle…

Xiao Chen returned to the tavern. He continued to meditate and immersed in an ethereal state.

They said that, there was a divine ability called the Six Cycles. It possessed tremendous power once trained to the pinnacle. Xiao Chen had some kind of hope, he wanted to surpass the Six Cycles with Eightfold Worlds.

Early morning, the sunrise illuminated the Yindu district. A new day had begun. It was a little different today compared to the past. The youngsters walking on the main street had clearly increase by many folds. Many gifted individuals and beautiful ladies were making their way toward the Maritime Moon Garden, in fear that there wouldn’t be any leftover seats if they were just slightly late.

Maritime Moon Garden, that was a park full of picturesque charm. The Moon Lake ⌈2⌋ in the center of the park was a very famous spot. If one didn’t come to the Moon Lake to admire full moon, their trip to Yindu was as good as wasted.

Today, the beautiful third princess of the Great Shang Dynasty was going to host the Sword Verse Tea Party at Maritime Moon Garden. The talented youth all over Yindu districted had received invitation. Even the noble daughter of many aristocratic families were attending. These made the tea party especially conspicuous.

It was obvious to everyone, for the devastatingly beautiful third princess to make an appearance personally, it was to attract the talented individuals to the Great Shang Dynasty. Regardless if they were a peerless youth or a saintly senior, they would rush over like moth attracted to light.

Early in the morning, the Maritime Moon Garden was already packed with a sea of crowds. Fortunately, the park was large amount to contain all these people.

More than half of the most influential families in the Shang Dynasty were gathered in Yindu district. The scions of these families naturally wouldn’t want to miss this kind of occasion. Except for the ones who were far away from Yindu, almost every youth in the city had arrived.

As Yin Feng and his company intimately greeted the scions of some aristocratic families, they kept searching for Xiao Chen’s figure in the crowd. However, the sun was already high up in the sky, and the Sword Verse Tea Party was about to start, they still couldn’t find a single trace of Xiao Chen.

“Brother Yin, your eyes keep wandering around, and your subordinates too are looking all over the place, are you looking for someone? Should I lend you a hound dog? Haha…”

A youth laughed brazenly as he walked over. He had a big stature and a scar on his face. There were also some rich kids following behind him. It was as clear as day that this group of people were at odds with Yin Feng and company.

“Bosch, just mind your own business! Or else…” Someone behind Yin Feng shouted in rage.

“Haha… just by you? Come back after you train for a few more years.” The youth known as Bosch had eyes as sharp as the eagle. Moreover, the scar on his face made him look indescribably keen.

Looking at Bosch leading a few people away, Yin Feng clenched his fists tightly. The rich kids behind him were also extremely angry. One of them even cursed, “That arrogant baldy!”

Bosch could be considered as one of the top experts in Yindu. Hardly anyone among the younger generation dared to irritate him. He had a brother one year older than him, but he was taken away by a senior monk not long after being born. Because of this, he was nicknamed — Stupid Monk. As time passed, those who hate him called him stupid baldy behind his back.

Even until the very last minute, they didn’t see Xiao Chen rushing over. Yin Feng and company were very disappointed. They seriously didn’t understand, was that youth actually this indifferent? Even this kind of party couldn’t attract his attention, could this be the disposition of a true expert?

They did see Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, Windfeathers, Aqua, Frosty, Tenvis, and the others entering the park. However, to them, the two grandeur of the two beauties couldn’t even be compared to Xiao Chen at the moment.

“Sigh, let’s go in. I suppose we will see the stupid baldy and the others showing off again.”

The few of them entered the Maritime Moon Garden with disappointment.

Xiao Chen had indeed forgotten about the Sword Verse Tea Party today. To him, this was not an important matter. The reason he left the Pure Land was to travel all over the world, and to train his heart in the human society. He didn’t have the intention to serve a nation or country.

After analysing the Eightfold Worlds for one night, the sun was already three poles high. Only then did he leisurely left the tavern, ate some stuffs, and took a stroll at the main street.

He only recalled what Yin Feng told him when noon was fast approaching. There was a party today, and all the distinguished youths in Yindu district would gather at Maritime Moon Garden.

To see how profound were the abilities of the Great Shang Dynasty’s youth experts, Xiao Chen walked over to Maritime Moon Garden unhurriedly.

Nobody blocked his path. The Maritime Moon Garden was open to the public today. Walking past a rose garden, pushing his way through a Stone Forest, climbing over two short hill, passing through a canyon, and entering a grass field, Xiao Chen finally arrived at the side of the Moon Lake after going forward for two miles.

Maritime Moon Garden took up a huge space. This was definitely not an ordinary place. The land could be said to be extremely expensive in Yindu City. This made Xiao Chen clicked his tongue unconsciously.

Beside the Moon Lake, more than a thousand people were gathered, and everyone was sitting on the ground.

Xiao Chen didn’t squeeze into the crowd. He just sat at the back, far away from the crowd. He was practically unable to see anything inside clearly, not to mention the rumored third princess.

Gifted scholar and beautiful ladies reciting poem and painting, he was interested to appreciate them, yet he had no interest to compete. Confrontation between the practitioners, he also want to watch, but not willing to make a move. He only came to enjoy watching the bustling scene today.

Just at this time, Xiao Chen saw a familiar face; a golden figure was jumping all around at the lakeside. Although it was very far from the crowd here, Xiao Chen recognized it at first glance. It was actually that warbeast who participated in the finals of the Warbeast Tournament in Celestial City, Goldie!

Three years had passed. It didn’t grow any much taller, but a dozen or more golden figures appeared in its surroundings. Aren’t those the Nine Lives Shadow Partner? Not only had it restored them, it even increased the amount of shadow partners.

Soon after, Xiao Chen found the multicolored Peacock King dancing in the sky not far away.

“How come they are here?” Xiao Chen had some doubts.

The two sacred beasts seemed to have felt something and looked towards Xiao Chen’s direction with a puzzled expression.

Just at this time, a commotion broke out in the crowd ahead. After that, Xiao Chen could hear Windfeather’s angry voice.

“You dare to insult us…”

The fight had already begun. Xiao Chen stood up in a hurry, and walked towards the crowd.

Looking from afar, Windfeathers was already covered in blood from head to foot. With his trembling body, he pointed at the group of youths in front, and said, “Everyone is equal, you guys think too much of yourself! If you keep looking down on the Southern Wasteland, someday, a hero will rise up and defeat all the youth experts in Yindu! You guys are the ones who are truly ignorant and narrow-minded, not us! You will inevitably suffer from the consequences of your own action!”

It was as clear as day, the violent-natured Windfeathers had clashed with the scions of Yindu district again. Still suffering a crushing defeat as before, he had been shamed mercilessly.

Xiao Chen was speechless.

Windfeathers was such a pitiful man. Back in those days, he was one of the strongest four in the Southern Wasteland. As a result, he was defeated by Xiao Chen at Exuvia Ninth Celestial Layer. After he advanced to Historia Fifth Celestial Layer, he came to Yindu, only to suffer a crushing defeat under the Fourth Celestial Layer Hellfire. And now, he suffered yet another crushing defeat. It was not that he was not strong enough, it was just that his opponent was getting more terrifying one after the next.

An arrogant laughter resounded, “Haha… This is the funniest joke I’ve ever heard in my life. Alright, I will make an exception today and spare your life. I will wait for you here in Yindu to take revenge. Remember my name, it’s Bosch.”

“He’s called the stupid baldy.” Nobody knew who it was, but someone among the crowd was jeering.

“Haha…” Everyone laughed out loud.

Far away, many of the palace beauties couldn’t refrain from covering their mouth and sneaked a smile. That place was where the Shang Dynasty’s third princess and Yindu’s beauties were seated.

Bosch was angry. The scar on his face trembled violently, and terrifying rays of light transmitted from his eyes. It caused everyone to hold back their laughter immediately. It became quiet in but a moment.

“Hmph! It’s not that I am underestimating the Southern Wasteland. There is really no one among the youth generation that is worth my time.” Bosch paid no attention to the ashen-faced Windfeathers and returned to his own seat.

Yan Qingcheng and Lazio stepped forward to support Windfeathers, and led him back to the seat.

“Yan Qingcheng, one of the Southern Wasteland’s twin pearls, she is indeed very stunning…”

“Haha… The title is fully justified. Lady Qingcheng, this way please. There are many towering figures in my Shang Dynasty, there is sure to be someone suitable for you.

The youth of Yindu laughed without restraint.

No matter what was said and done, Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers were from the Southern Wasteland. This moment could even be said to be joining in opposition against the same adversary.

“I, Windfeathers, will remember the disgrace today. I only lost because I don’t have a suitable beast soul and compatible Demon Beast Art. If I find a suitable beast soul, I will definitely come back to Yindu to wipe out my disgrace!” Windfeathers was extremely angry. He already vowed in his heart, that he would travel to the deep mountains and tame a primal beast soul.

Although he was not a beastman, the Demon Beast Art he practiced need a powerful beast soul to serve as the vessel. If he could find a primal beast soul to serve as the vessel, his ability would become much stronger than it is now. After all, the Demon Beast Art had once shook the entire world.

“Haha… Although brother Bosch said he won’t kill you, from your fierce remark just now, I have no intention of letting you off. It’s better to send a barbarian like you off as soon as possible. It’s not that we are afraid of your revenge. Rather, we just don’t want to deal with you again in the future.”

One youth from Yindu laughed out loud, and stepped forward with taunting words.

However, his laughter came to a halt in an instant. That was because a sword ray flashed by, and his head was cut off. The blood sprinkled everywhere as the corpse fell on the ground.

Everyone turned pale with fright, causing the meeting place to fall into chaos.

Few of the youths jumped up immediately. One of them walked into the crowd and shouted, “Who is it? Come out! You dare to injure someone behind their back? Come out and fight!”

“Pfff!”

The blood burst forth. This youth was also beheaded by a sword ray, and his corpse fell to the ground.

“Idiot, just my sword alone is enough. If I come forth personally, you guys wouldn’t even be able to stop me!” A cold voice resounded, but there was only an iron sword floating in the field.

“Who are you?”

The youths of Yindu looked as if they were about to face a strong enemy as they swept their gazes all over the crowd.

Bosch, who just returned to his seat, had a rare smile on his face. He was already on his two feet. He felt that this was definitely one of the top youth experts. To achieve this level of Airborne Fencing, he must be a formidable opponent.

At a distant place, Yin Feng and company also stared fixedly at the scene. However, they did not have a grave expression. After all, that person was pointing his sword at Bosch’s group.

Everyone was searching for the master of the sword.

Even the third princess of Shang Dynasty was startled. She was watching from the sidelines with other gorgeous beauties.

“Just who is it? Come out and fight with me.”

“I am one of the Southern barbarians you guys spoke of. However, I will return your words to you. You guys are ignorant and narrow-minded, you don’t know how high the sky is, nor how deep is the earth!”

The ice-cold voice reverberated at the side of the Moon Lake.

“Haha…” Bosch laughed in anger, “I admit you are strong, but just like me, we are ranked in the hundreds. I am not the strongest in Yindu, but in our eyes, the South is indeed no good!”



References


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagua 
  2.  I’d love to use Crescent Lake instead, since it sounded better aesthetically, but Crescent is bow-shaped and we don’t know the shape of the lake… it would be wrong to call a lake that’s not bow-shaped, a Crescent Lake… 

Chapter 232 – Perfected Aquarius!



It was naturally impossible for anyone to miss the the slender and elegant Yan Qingcheng. The rich kids looked at her, and said, “This must be one of the rumored Twin Pearl of the South, Lady Yan Qingcheng, correct? You are every bit as beautiful as the rumor made you out to be.”

As Yin Feng, who was at the foremost position, heard his close friend’s evaluation, he restrained his killing intent and said to Windfeathers, “In respect for the two beautiful ladies today, I will not kill you.”

Soon after, the rich kids yelled toward everyone upstair, “Clear the way, we want to invite the two ladies for a small chat. Everyone, please don’t make things too difficult for them.”

Although they didn’t drive the crowd away forcefully, one could still feel a hint of arrogance from their muffled laughter.

It was very obvious that a fight would break out if they go against them.

“Don’t you guys think this is too much?” One frail looking man pushed his way out from the crowd. His entire body was flickering with red light. That was actually a genuine flame, and not a layer of protective barrier.

“How so? Didn’t we ask of everyone kindly? Hehe, don’t worry, we won’t flaunt our family’s power, that is too tasteless. You guys can treat me the same as everyone else, we are all practitioners. As long as you can defeat me, not only will we not hold a grudge, we will even give you a beautiful woman, and treat you as a VIP.”

The rich kids were very direct in their speech.

“Very well, I will challenge you to a duel.” The frail looking man stepped forward. He looked gentle and quiet, although his stature was not really tall, he’s very handsome. Moreover, he had a refined air around him. He pointed at Yin Feng, and said, “I will challenge you. You are practicing the Hellfire, and the one I’m practicing is the Divine Fire. As such, let us compete to find out which is superior.”

“Divine Fire?”

The rich kids had doubt in their eyes. On the other hand, Yin Feng had a dignified expression as he asked, “You are from the Cloudfire Hall of the West?”

“That’s right.”

“What is your name?”

“You can call me Tenvis.” The frail-looking, yet refined and handsome young man directly walked to the side as he pulled some distance away from Yin Feng.

“Black Lotus!” Yin Feng used a secret art as soon as the match started, one could tell he was wary of Tenvis.

The black sun instantly transformed into a lotus. The throbbing-inducing lotus petal spread out one after another, in order to envelop Tenvis.

“Brilliant Red Lotus!” Tenvis shouted softly. Glaring red flame began to rush out from his body. They gathered on top of his head and formed one red lotus after another. Following his light motion, the lotus petal flew in all directions. They rushed towards the hellfire, and after the collision with the black flame, an explosive noise resounded.

All the spectators had extremely grave look on their faces. A battle like this was very dangerous. If just a little bit of flame ran wild, the entire floor would be burned to cinders. As such, it was easy to imagine how powerful was the Divine Fire and Hellfire.

These two flames of completely opposite elements transcended even the True Flame of Samadhi. Just a slight contact with the flame would lead to one’s dead, they were one such terrifying divine abilities!

“Pssh! Pssh” That sound fell incessantly on the ear. Everyone had no choice but to fall back. The blackish hellfire made the place Yin Feng was standing pitch-black, as if he was standing in the underworld. The blazing Divine Fire emitted brilliant rays, lighting up the place Tenvis was located.

The flame was surging up violently in between the two. In the end, they directly jumped out from the window, and continued their fight in the sky. That was because the violent flame was almost out of their control. If they didn’t leave the Lunar Pavilion soon, perhaps the entire building would be burned down.

The overflowing conflagration dyed half of the sky in red. And the other side was as dark as black ink.

This was an evenly matched battle.

“Heh! I wonder who was the ignorant and narrow-minded prick who thought true expert could only be found at Yindu district.” Now, it was the turn of those who were not from Middle Earth to ridicule them.

There was finally someone who could resist the expert among the rich kids.

“Everyone, let’s stop watching. This is a battle without any suspense, let’s just go down.”

The remaining rich kids were hardly concerned about the battle in the sky, as they lightly advised everyone to go down.

While speaking, they stepped forward and erected an invisible domain, forcing everyone ahead to fall back involuntarily.

Windfeathers had a very ugly expression. If not because Aqua and Frost were restraining him, he would have rushed forward already.

On the other side, Lazio and Yan Qingcheng also had ugly expression on their faces. Had they ever been scorned by others like this in the Celestial City of the South? They were the focal point no matter where they went. However, everything changed as soon as they entered the Shang Dynasty.

Just at this time, the overflowing flame in the sky died out abruptly. Tenvis returned with staggering steps, his complexion looked somewhat pale. Yin Feng flew in with a composed look. The battle between the two Psychics ended just like this. It was clear that Tenvis was defeated.

“You are very strong, why don’t you follow me. I will definitely treat you with due respect.” Yin Feng said to Tenvis.

“Hmph!” Tenvis only let out a cold snort before he mixed into the crowd.

“We tried to invite you, and yet you act so rude?” One of the rich kids said ruthlessly.

“This is the level of the South and West!”

Yin Feng stopped them, and said, “Tenvis was very strong. I only win by a hair’s breadth.”

The rich kids paled, but they recovered quickly and said to everyone, “Please go down everyone. Haha… Lady Frost, Lady Qingcheng, please stay behind. We sincerely hope to invite the two of you to stay.”

Frivolous and unbridled laughter spread throughout the ninth floor.

Aqua finally lost it, they actually dared to assail his sister with obscenities. His took large strides and stepped forward. Windfeathers also parted from the crowd once again. Yan Qingcheng was gnashing her teeth, and unsheathed her sword. Looking at her like this, Lazio also parted from the crowd.

Aqua, Frost, Windfeathers, Yan Qingcheng, and Lazio stood side by side, facing the five rich kids in front of them.

“Haha… beauties with such characters, I like!”

“Heh heh… the reason why stunning beauty is stunning, that’s because they have characters. If they just have a pretty face with no intelligence, I wouldn’t even cast a second glance at them.”

As they were giving their evaluation, their words were extremely giddy and showed no qualm.

Frosty and Yan Qingcheng were most upset, and made their moves first.

An invisible domain spread out. As the domain from both sides merged, ten experts gradually vanished within the domain.

If they didn’t erect a domain, the Lunar Pavilion would be turned into dust. The power of Historia level expert was nothing to scoff at. Destroying a tall building like this with their power was nothing difficult.

The energy surge within the domain was very violent. Although their vision was blocked by a layer of black light, and they could only see fuzzy figures moving about, everyone knew the battle was very intense.

Just when everyone was watching closely and speculation, a crack formed on the domain. Windfeathers was kicked out, while throwing up big mouthful of blood. Following closely, Aqua and Frosty were also kicked out. Their faces was deathly pale, without any hint of red.

Finally, the blue-haired pretty boy Lazio was also sent flying away. Half of his aqua-blue long hair was cut off. There was a faint scar on his neck. It seemed like he was almost beheaded.

As the domain faded away, Yan Qingcheng’s figure finally became visible. Her delicate body was completely drenched in sweat. She was kneeling on the ground with one foot and supported her body with a longsword. Her eyes were burning with fury as she stood up with difficulty.

The experts from the West and South suffered a crushing defeat!

Nobody could believe how powerful these rich kids from the Yindu district actually were. They completely crushed their opponent!

The five of them didn’t take their surrounding into consideration and laughed. One of them said, “Sorry, for inflicting light injuries on the two beautiful ladies. However, this is a battlefield, I cannot show mercy to my opponents. In a while later, we will formally apologize to the ladies.”

Although they were arrogant, they had the rights to be arrogant. Even as Windfeathers and the others were furious, they couldn’t do anything about it.

The people at the rear felt equally furious. Those rich kids were really too strong to a terrifying degree, some people even guessed they might be the strongest youth experts in Yindu district.

Lazio flapped his lips, but he didn’t say a word. He was not fearful of the other party, but during the melee earlier, they showed incredible might. If their own side was not powerful enough, he wouldn’t have been able to do anything.

“Everyone, please!”

The five of them pressed forward.

“The two ladies are our guest, they can stay. As for the rest, please go downstair.”

All practitioners are unyielding, nobody took a step.

“You guys are only the second generation scions, if not because your family is powerful, would you be this arrogant?”

“This brother, you are wrong. We have never relied on our family, nor have we ever bullied the weak. You’ve seen it just now, it was not us who made a move first. It was legitimate self-defense. If you are not satisfied, feel free to come forward and kill me. We will absolutely not utilize the power of our family. If anyone can defeat us, we will certainly treat you as our guest.”

The five of them said so indifferently. Their air of arrogance was clear and easy to see.

The powerful domain pressed onward, forcing everyone to retreat.

“Alright, since you guys are unwilling to leave, I will personally see you off.” As Yin Feng spoke until here, the hellfire ignited immediately, causing all the practitioners to dodge with fright immediately.

Xiao Chen was very calm, he didn’t have the intention to make a move. What does the South and West had anything to do with him anyway, if they lost, then so be it. He didn’t plan to stick out for them. Since he came out from the Pure Land, he only wanted to tour all over the world, to train his heart in human society. He didn’t want to stir up trouble again.

However, the other side was clearly very sharp. It seemed like he could tell Xiao Chen’s power was extraordinary. The hellfire was launched straight at him, in order to force him to make a move.

“Swish!”

Leaving an afterimage behind, Xiao Chen blended into the crowd, and waited to go downstair just like this.

However, Yin Feng firmly locked onto him. The hellfire followed him closely like a shadow. Then, it overtook him and cut off his path. The practitioners at the side were shocked as they tried to get out of the way, in fear that they might be caught up in the flame.

Xiao Chen was no longer intending to leave. Turning around, he looked at Yin Feng calmly. It was not that he was afraid of getting into trouble, if that was the case, the bloody night at Celestial City wouldn’t have occurred.

Since the other party was intentionally testing his patience, Xiao Chen walked back without fear.

“Boom!”

The blackish hellfire rushed towards Xiao Chen wildly like a flood.

Xiao Chen waved his hands rapidly, his body moved according to the heart, the heart gave form to the seal. The supreme technique of the Jungle Clan, the perfected Seal of Aquarius was taking form in his two hands. A glorious crystal vase appeared and stayed afloat between his hands.

It was as if the hellfire was attracted by something, all of them were charging toward the translucent crystal vase. Like the rivers running into the sea, the crystal vase actually absorbed all of the hellfire.

The almost transparent crystal vase flickered with brilliant rays. One could clearly see the hellfire rumbling within the vase. In the end, the hellfire was compressed until it became a lump of black ball.

Everyone gasped for air!

The invincible hellfire was actually restrained by that man so easily. This was really a little frightening. The power of the hellfire, that was obvious to all. Yin Feng consecutively defeated Windfeathers, Tenvis, and the others with the hellfire. The rich kids even revealed that Yin Feng could completely subdue a Historia Sixth Celestial Layer expert.

And now…

Everyone looked towards Xiao Chen. Looking at his ordinary figure, nobody would have thought he was such a powerful expert.

Windfeathers and Lazio knitted their brows. They could vaguely feel something familiar about that man, but they were unable to recall that figure from their memories. Very quickly, they cast off that idea. The other party’s Aquarius Seal was so powerful, yet they had never experienced it previously. There’s no way he was an acquaintance.

A weird feeling welled up in Yan Qingcheng’s heart. Although there was no trace of the other party’s figure in her memory, she kept having this feeling that they were already acquainted.

Since Xiao Chen vajra technique had improved drastically, shapeshifting was an easy matter. At present, he looked ordinary and mediocre. His appearance was far from how he looked before. Moreover, even the secret art he executed was so profound. It was impossible for even his former acquaintance to recognize him.

“It seems like I made an error in judgment!” Yin Feng still wore a faint smile, and said, “So, it turns out, you are really an expert. Let’s try that again.”

Yin Feng executed the Black Lotus technique, the pitch-black flame instantly turned the area above into a hell-like domain. The flame was rumbling like the tide as they charged toward Xiao Chen.

With both hands raised, and the crystal vase in hand, Xiao Chen naturally aimed the mouth of the vase in the front. The hellfire in the vase erupted instantly.

“Boom!”

A violent clash! Hellfire against hellfire! Everyone turned pale with fright. Like this… wouldn’t the entire Lunar Pavilion turn into ashes?

However, out of everyone’s expectation, XiaoChen perfectly controlled the Aquarius seal. He only routed the Black Lotus and didn’t let a tiny bit of flame to run wild.

Yin Feng’s complexion turned somewhat pale as he fell back seven steps. He looked at the youth in front with unfathomable gaze. He never would have thought the other party would be THIS strong.

“Very strong! But don’t get cocky, I am going for the kill, you better use your most powerful technique. It will be too late for regret otherwise.” Yin Feng’s tone turned cold, his expression became very grave.

One Black Lotus after another blossomed at his side, the terrifying black flame was raging fiercely. A death god-like scythe appeared in his hand, that sickle was completely materialized by the hellfire. It was emitting a heart palpitating fluctuation.

Not only the people behind Xiao Chen, even the rich kids behind Yin Feng also had ugly expressions. They were indeed very strong. However, they rarely ever fought with their lives on the line. Seeing Yin Feng was seriously going to use his strongest technique, they knew that they had run into a powerful opponent. They also prepared to engage in battle at a moment’s notice. If Yin Feng was no match for him, they definitely had to jump in.

The death god’s scythe gradually took shape. That was a concentrated essence of hellfire, there was no need to doubt its power. Everyone could already feel the power behind the scythe. It even made those who were slightly weaker to tremble in fear.

And Xiao Chen was just as calm. He moved his hands, with the heart as the guide, and the body as the seal, the perfect Seal of Aquarius was completed. A huge crystal vase appeared above his head. Although the crystal clear vase didn’t emit the slightest energy fluctuation, nobody dared to look down on it.

The brilliant light emitted by the crystal vase above Xiao Chen’s head illuminated the entire Lunar Pavilion.

At this time, Yin Feng finally completed his preparation. He held the huge scythe in his hands and brandished it at Xiao Chen. The edge of the blade seemed terrifyingly sharp, and it was emitting a heart palpitating black flame.

Everyone knew, just a slightest bit of contact with this kind of hellfire would leave a bloody hole in the body. Even the bones and flesh would be burned to cinders.

“Boom!”

The huge crystal vase above Xiao Chen had already materialized long ago. Just at this time, it suddenly poured down a torrent of dazzling light that surged forward violently.

The entire Lunar Pavilion was shaking!

That black scythe was instantly disintegrated. Furthermore, the endless amount of hellfire was as if they were cleansed by the holy water, all of the were extinguished in a split second.

And on Yin Feng’s side, it was as if he was struck by lightning and was sent flying. One of the rich kids behind him tried to grab him hastily. However, the huge impact was unimaginable. He was actually sent flying along with Yin Feng.

“Bang!”

The window shattered and turned into dust. The two of them were sent flying by the Seal of Aquarius.

And the three rich kids at the side also suffered the aftereffect. One of them fell on the floor, and the other two unsteady on their feet. They only managed to stabilize their footing by applying spiritual power hastily.

Everyone turned pale with fright, this was practically unbelievable. The Seal of Aquarius was actually this strong, the seemingly invincible Yin Feng from a moment ago was sent flying away so easily. Nobody dared to believe it.

Moreover, even the other rich kids were affected.

One strike from the crystal vase defeated five people at once.

Yin Feng coughed out a mouthful of blood. With the other rich kid that were sent flying along with him, they flew back into the Lunar Pavilion via the window.

The four rich kids that didn’t participated in the fight earlier were all eyeing Xiao Chen. They wanted to challenge him.

Yin Feng shook his head, and said, “Forget about it, we are no match for him. Seal of Aquarius… I remember it now, the perfect Seal of Aquarius… an unparalleled secret art!”

After that, he turned around to face Xiao Chen and said, “I said this before, those who can defeat us will be treated as our guest. Please feel at ease, Yin Feng is not a trash who don’t keep his words.”

The four at the side also seemed to have sobered up. One of them rushed to speak, “With your distinguished skill, perhaps even when compared to my Shang Dynasty’s youth expert, you might be ranked at the very front. We admire this kind of brave figures the most. If you don’t mind, how about we make friends?”

“How about serving our country?”

Everyone behind Xiao Chen was dumbstruck, just what were these rich kids planning?

Without any exception, Windfeathers, Lazio, Frosty, Aqua, and Tenvis were all looking at Xiao Chen. The Seal of Aquarius from just now gave them too much shock. Its power was unimaginable.

And Yan Qingcheng was more puzzled than ever. She kept having a feeling that this top class youth expert was very familiar.

Xiao Chen didn’t say anything, he only shook his head calmly and turned around to leave.

Everyone involuntarily stepped aside and made a path for him. For a youth expert like this, even if they remained silent, they could also give people a powerful mental pressure. Some practitioners didn’t even notice this themselves, but at this very moment, they were actually… admiring him.

Yin Feng shouted from behind, “We really don’t have any other intention, we only want to make friend with you.”

Seeing that Xiao Chen walked downstair without even turning back, Yin Feng shouted again, “Three days later, my Shang Dynasty’s third princess will host a Sword Verse Tea Party at the Maritime Moon Garden, promise me you will come.”

Following that, he turned around and said to everyone upstairs, “Ladies and Gentlemen, if you feel that you have talent, you are also free to come three days later.”

Even after Xiao Chen’s figure had disappeared for a long time, everyone upstair was still in a daze.

“He left…” Aqua pulled on Frosty’s sleeve.

Only until this moment did the practitioners finally go downstair.

The three experts from the South; Yan Qingcheng, Lazio, and Windfeathers had ugly expression on their faces.

Yin Feng and his four brothers also had complicated expressions. Only after a long time did they finally go downstair.

“He will go right? It is the tea party organized personally by my Shang Dynasty’s third princess. If this party is open to public, it will certainly attract all the gifted personnel in the district. And he… is a youngster after all. He probably wouldn’t miss this kind of party.”



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