‘Chances of survival: 5.15%. No plan available other than the reserved one.’ Zero’s reply made Angele lose all hope.
Angele wasn’t surprised at the result, but it seemed as if he would have to use the reserved plan as his last resort. He had plans on increasing his growth speed using the special energy, also deciding to save the energy for future research. However, he probably had to use it now, otherwise, he would just have himself killed here. Angele wanted to at least slow them down.
‘Commence the plan,’ Angele said. He was lying on the ground and staring at the sky. Several clouds moved slowly and a black bird flew over while chirping.
‘The sky looks like a pure gem…’ Angele thought.
‘Wait, gem?’ Angele stopped thinking for a second as he remembered the magical word.
“Manss!” Angele didn’t think too much and yelled out the word.
Suddenly, intense green light covered him and made him look like a shining sun – a scene strange enough for one to witness.
“Enchanted item! Back off!” The two bandits looked surprised that they even backed off right away. It was as though they had seen something horrifying.
Time ceased its incessant passing as everything turned black and white. The bandit was frozen in his motion with one of his feet still in the air. The leaves that were falling off the tree hadn’t reached the ground. One mounted bandit was still aiming his crossbow at Angele. The golden sunlight turned into a black and white flash. No sounds could be heard, and even then, the wind that should’ve been blowing came to a halt.
Angele laid on the ground quietly. Green light perpetually emanated out of his body. Everything around him had come to a stop, such that the only thing in motion was nothing. Angele could somewhat smell something fishy, reminding him of the smell of the sea. He felt his body being covered by gentle wind.
‘Warning! Warning! Radiation is infecting your body. Stored energy is being consumed quickly… 10%, 9%, 8%, 7%…’ Zero kept reporting. Angele finally realized that he was still alive, and then he stood up quickly. Successive ripples flowing like the waves of the sea was the current state of the green light on his body. Then, he walked toward the two bandits.
Suddenly, the monochromatic state of black and white returned to its former hue, and even the movements of all things returned. The footsteps of the bandits, the noise of wind blowing through the trees, and the chirping of birds – all came back like nothing happened. The green light dissipated from Angele’s body, and the world was once again dyed in its original color.
The two bandits were still retreating, but their heads suddenly dropped to the ground and rolled backward. Blood spurted out of their necks, and the remains of their existence dropped to the ground.
“That was the power of… wizards?” Angele was completely dumbstruck and he couldn’t believe what he just did. He looked at the two decapitated heads that had their eyes still open.
‘Energy level reduced to zero.’ Zero reported. Angele thought for a moment that he’d only been dreaming however fleeting of a moment it was. Still, he lowered his body quickly, evading three crossbow bolts that flew over his head. He retrieved his daggers and threw it toward the remaining mounted bandits. One of the mounted bandits screamed in response to being struck while the other three fled on their horses with fear in tow.
Angele looted the money pouch on the two dead bandits and headed back to the caravan. He felt his body paralyzed, unable to feel pain from all the wounds he had. However, he felt pain coming constantly from his brain. His vision was already too blurry, yet he ran onward to the direction of the caravan to return.
Angele thought that the power he wielded was different to the one he had before, but he was more confounded at the fact that time had been frozen still. The power was too great and mysterious that it made him feel more fearful. He kept on running, uncertain of how much time had passed. Finally, from Angele’s hazy vision, he saw someone he was familiar with.
“Angele! God!” The baron’s voice was shaky.
Angele saw the surprised expression of the baron after he slumped on the latter’s arms. The baron looked very nervous, and even people around them were screaming. Angele felt the pain in his brain getting worse. He saw his own reflection in the baron’s eyes.
Blood was coming out of Angele’s orifices. His face was pale, eyes unfocused. The chip was sending information to him, but he could only hear nothing. The pain coming from his brain hindered him from thinking.
Fifteen days later.
In the endless plain, three black carriages were slowly advancing through the grass like ants. The wind was blowing across like the billowing waves of the sea. In the carriage at the forefront, a teenager with brown hair was looking outside the window. His body was covered with gray bandages and his face looked pale.
“Angele, are you feeling any better?” A man asked with a deep voice.
“Much better, Father. I think I will fully recover shortly.” Angele nodded and said.
“That’s good. Next time, I am not letting you fight alone.” The baron looked relieved as he said this.
Angele smiled with mixed feelings. It had been 15 days since they left the forest. He was in a coma for two days, but he slowly awakened. According to the chip, his muscle was badly injured, and he lost a lot of blood. The bone in his both arms were fractured, and also had moderate concussion and stroke.
People in this world had general better physiques than the ones on Earth. It only took Angele 15 days to recover from such injury, instead of taking at least two months in the hospital on Earth. He was recovering very fast with the fruits of his daily training giving him assistance. Angele put his hand on the edge of the window and looked at the beautiful scenery. Although in reality, he was checking some information on the chip. He spent a long time trying to find out what actually happened that day.
He had a general idea about the situation. The ring was found on Dice’s body, but he never used it before he died. If he had used the energy, Angele would’ve been dead for sure. He spent several days on analyzing the energy consumption and compared it to the moderate use he did before. Angele finally understood why Dice did not activate the ring.
‘The radiation energy can only be used if the owner already has a certain amount of similar energy in the body, and it could only be activated using the command. The first time, the ring only brought some green light and agility enhancement, but it was nothing like that after. I guess the ring must have some sort of system to limit its power output.’ Angele thought.
Angele used the radiation power to increase his attribute, and his chip helped him store a certain amount of the power in his body, which fitted the condition for using the ring. The chip extracted all the power and broke the limitation set on the ring. That day, he successfully activated the power by yelling the proper command. The radiation power was released from the chip in full and consumed it all. The result was strong but horrifying.
‘Dice probably had only obtained it recently, or else he could’ve used the power before he died. Obviously, he could not activate it himself, so he kept it with him to store some radiation power into his body to fulfill the requirement of utilizing the ring.’ Angele guessed.
‘I finally understand why Dice didn’t use the ring. The horrifying power damaged my muscle that day, probably due to the freezing of time. My speed was boosted to an impossible level, making me faster than time itself. Why did everything become black and white though? Maybe it was the radiation that changed the color around.’ The carriage was moving slowly with Angele still making conjectures.
‘Zero, show me the light spectrum that day.’ Angele ordered.
‘The color of the sunlight was removed by the radiation energy, leaving nothing but white. The shadows remained black, so you could only see black and white.’ Zero reported and showed a graph of light spectrum to him. The columns on the graph kept changing to demonstrate the changes during that time.
‘Why were there green lights on my body?’ Angele asked.
‘You were the source of those lights.’ Zero reported. It could analyze Angele’s questions quickly, so it instantly sent the conclusions to him.
Angele nodded his head slowly, finally having a general idea of the power. However, he used up the stored radiation energy.
‘If the chip did not extract the energy, I wouldn’t be able to use the ring myself. It requires the owner to have the similar energy as the ring, which means the owner must be a source of such energy already. People with such energy must be the Wizards.’ Angele thought as he grabbed the ring on his necklace.
‘It’s most likely the case that the ring can only be activated by wizards. The two bandits spoke of it being an enchanted item. It might be the name for treasures such as this.’ Angele looked at the ring carefully while using his finger to rub the emerald gently. Chapter 30: Sequela (1)
Translator: Leo Editor: DarkGem/Frappe
Angele played with the emerald ring for a while and tied it back to his necklace. He tried to hide the whole thing inside his clothes. The carriages were moving forward ever so slowly, constantly bumping by the small stones on the road.
The baron sat opposite to Angele in the leading carriage while holding a black canteen full of wine.
“It’s nice that we found a river to wash ourselves and our clothes. Otherwise, the whole caravan would not smell good.” The baron drank some wine from the canteen and laughed after.
“Our water supply is still limited. It would be lucky for us if we could find another river in ten days. I can now smell the sweat from everyone the caravan.” Angele laughed too.
“Well, according to the map, we are already on a shortcut to another river.” The baron tried his best to find the best route. Angele looked at his father’s tired face. The baron was still strong, but the wounds and the sequela were affecting his mental state. He had lost everything and all his friends had betrayed him not so long ago.
Angele sighed. He knew Knight Audis’s betrayal was a big shock to the baron, but there wasn’t much he could do. Only time could heal the baron’s broken heart.
“Father, I am going to check the other carriages.” Angele said with a light tone.
“Sure, just don’t do any intense activities.” The baron nodded before saying. Angele nodded in response and looked at the baron’s face for a second. He opened the door and jumped off the carriage.
The sunlight poured into the carriage after Angele opened the door, making the baron’s hair look darker than before. He was looking at somewhere far outside the window as though he was reminiscing about the past. Angele somehow felt a bit sad after looking at his father, so he just walked towards the second carriage quickly.
“Hi, Young Master Angele.” One of the guards greeted.
“Want some fresh air, eh?” Another one greeted him. Angele liked those guards more than the post knights and he trusted them more. Angele nodded and smiled before jumping onto the second carriage. Maggie’s mother, Mrs. Jacklyn, was driving the carriage. This middle-aged woman was not attractive anymore, and Angele could see the wrinkles over her face. She looked like any other women in their mid-forties.
In The Dragon Ball Universe With The Summoning System “Young Master Angele, you are here.” Mrs. Jacklyn smiled and greeted.
“Yea, are they ready?” Angele opened the door and asked.
“I heard they’re prepared.” Mrs. Jacklyn answered.
“Good.” Angele nodded and got inside the carriage.
The carriage was big, about the size of a large RV on Earth. It was like a large bedroom. Maggie, Celia and seven other people – 10 in total including Mrs. Jacklyn – could easily stay in the carriage together.
Angele had been surprised when he first saw one of those carriages, but he understood the reason when he realized that the size of a horse here was twice that of the ones on Earth. In the carriage, Maggie and Celia were organizing plucked flowers in the corner. They also caught insects and picked up fruits on the way. Those insects and fruits were piled up at the corner, emphasizing their colorful features. As Angele glanced around, he also saw other people sitting in other corners.
Besides Maggie and Celia, there were Maggie’s father, Celia’s mother, and three other children of the baron: two boys and one girl. The children were playing with some ants. A pharmacist named Henry was also on the carriage sleeping with a tired face. Cecilia, who was covered with a blanket, was sleeping as well in the corner.
The three children were Angele’s brothers and sister, but they lowered their heads to greet when they saw Angele going in. I still love you dear brother-in-law It was their show of respect to him, especially when they were made aware of how strong Angele was after the recent events.
“Angele!” Celia and Maggie put down the purple roots in their hands and came over to greet him.
“How’s the collection going?” Angele had a glance on the random things in the corner.
“As you ordered, we collected hundreds of different plants and insects these days. Everything is here besides the toxic ones.” Maggie proudly answered before Celia could even talk.
“You two did a great job.” Angele kneaded Maggie’s butt and also kissed Celia on her lips after praising the two of them. He didn’t care what the spectators would think anyway.
“You two can take a good rest now.” Angele put those plants and insects into a larger bag. He then jumped off the carriage and got into the last one. The last carriage’s coachman was Captain Mark, but no one else was in it. It was carrying all the supplies, such as food and water.
“Did my father come by recently? With Miss Katyusha?” Angele asked.
“The baron looked depressed recently, and Young Master, you should talk to him about it if you got time.” Mark shook his head and said. Angele nodded. Miss Katyusha was the mother of Celia; she was wise and sexy. There were many beautiful ladies in the castle, but only she chose to stay with the baron when the baron asked this time. The baron began to like her more after that, and they even had some good time in the third carriage on the way. After Angele became injured last time, the baron barely came to the third carriage with her.
“Father is a bit stressed recently. Don’t worry, he will get himself together.” Angele said.
“Yea…” Mark sighed and stopped talking after. Angele opened the door and got into the carriage. Besides the supplies, there was an empty space in the middle. Angele sat down by a wooden box and put down the bag in his hand. He took some purple leaves out of the bag and put them into his mouth. Angele’s face scrunched after chewing those leaves since it didn’t taste quite well. He looked disappointed after a while as he spat everything out on a piece of cloth he prepared earlier. Angele then grabbed a large green caterpillar that looked exactly like the ones on the earth, but it had two heads. It looked like a forked branch, but with its heads moving around in Angele’s heads and it having a lot of wrinkles on its skin, it looked very unappetizing.
Angele felt a bit sick. He applied a bit of strength on the caterpillar. The caterpillar died in a second and some of its green juice oozed out of its body. Angele dipped his finger in the juice and put it into his mouth.
“Crap!” Angele’s eyebrows scrunched, still looking disappointed. He kept trying different plants and insects, and it took him a while to empty the bag.
“Found two useful ones.” Angele said with a light tone. He put some black tree berries back into the bag and some triangle leaves as well.
He discovered about twenty different things that could increase his attributes, and he tried about thousands of different plants and insects. 4 out of 20 had no side-effects while the others all had something that would make Angele sick, so he only took the 4 with him. However, all the information was still stored in the chip including the useless ones. He merely wanted to keep adding things to his database that might be useful to him later on.
He spat out the remaining of the things he tried on a piece of cloth beside him, and dumped all of them onto the ground outside after.
‘How much information was recorded, Zero?’ Angele asked.
‘About 2341 types of plants, 49 types of insects, 21 types of animal tissues.’ Zero reported precisely.
“That’s a lot…” Angele took a deep breath and started thinking.
“Angele? Are you there?” Maggie’s voice came from outside.
“Come in.” Angele stopped thinking and said. A girl got inside the carriage quickly. Maggie’s body looked very attractive for her age, and yet only she was about 13 years old. Angele thought she looked like an 18-year-old girl on the earth. Additionally, she had decent sized breasts, attractive butt, and a slim waist. She was only wearing a gray one-piece and a pair of boots, but she still managed to show off what she was proud of. Her legs were fair and they looked shiny under the sunlight.
“Angele, I am here to change my clothes.” Maggie’s voice was very faint as she stood in front of Angele.
“Changing your clothes?” He whispered beside Maggie’s ear. Angele felt a bit aroused, but he still asked Maggie to sit in front of him.
“Yea… Changing my… underwear… if you are asking.” Maggie was blushing. Obviously, she wanted something else. Angele touched her long hair around her shoulder and smelled the fragrance on her.
“I will leave you here then.” Angele smiled and said in a light tone.
“Could you… do it for me?” Maggie shook her head, her expression very bashful. Chapter 31: Sequela (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: DarkGem/Frappe
Two months later. Somewhere in the endless Anser Plain.
Three black carriages with an insignia of an “eagle around thorns” engraved on both sides were moving slowly against the wind. The sun was in its highest as it was midday. Billowing clouds were obscuring the sky and even deterring the sunlight from pouring down the earth. Blustery was the wind that was blowing all over the grass throughout.
Angele was sitting in the leading carriage looking outside the window. It was as though he was thinking of something. He used the plants and insects he had collected to slowly boost his attributes, but the sequela from his last injury brought him inconvenience. Though his body was strengthening according to the data, his limbs sprained several times during recent practices. The doctor informed him that he had osteoporosis after check-up and would take about a month for him to recover.
Angele, who was wearing a black hunting suit, sat by the window of the carriage. He was learning to distinguish different sounds from the outside and catch the crucial information from the noises through the chip’s assistance. He foresaw many possible bandit attacks, which helped their caravan to tread upon a safer path.
They encountered several bandit groups, both big and small, but most of them were cleared by the baron. Larger bandit groups were all avoided because of the warnings given by Angele.
About five or six encounters with the bandits went terribly bad. In one of these encounters, one of Angele’s brothers took an arrow to his neck and died right away. That was the worst experience they had. During that fight, the bandits were robbing a noble convoy. They had mounted archers, and they were quite agile and proficient in executing the orders of their leader. Angele also took an arrow to himself as he witnessed the knights of the noble convoy being slain in an onslaught of countless arrows.
The knights had attempted to charge forward, but many of them died from the shower of arrows. Several guards in the noble convoy burst out their potential in the final exchange, successfully driving away the bandits. Angele’s caravan could’ve been wiped off the face of the earth if they were the ones targeted by those bandits.
On the way, Angele’s caravan passed by many remnants of battlefields that were full of corpses. He could imagine just how intense the fights were. The baron also saw the corpse of someone he once knew, a grand knight from the capital city. The people in their caravan had become very scared after seeing those gruesome scenes, but after about ten days, they finally calmed down,
Angele finally grasped the gist on how strong he actually was in this world. In the best fight he had, Angele slew 28 bandits with his bow and arrows and his sword all by himself. It was an impressive feat, but he still couldn’t deal with mounted archers. He killed about 15 bandits in the fight that also had mounted archers in their ranks. He kept doing damage to them until he took an arrow to his right arm. The mounted bandits were very fast and agile as they kept on dodging the arrows upon the horses, making Angele use all of his arrows. Angele wouldn’t have secured so many kills without the help of the chip.
They had also been attacked by soldiers masquerading as bandits. The leader of those soldiers was a knight, and he shot multiple arrows that took out eight guards in the baron’s caravan. He, however, was still slain with the coordinated attacks of the baron and Angele.
‘Knights in this world are like the generals in ancient China. Just one of them can deal with hundreds of regular soldiers, though they still need good equipments. Without it, they are weak and they cannot deal with great numbers of ranged weapons.’ Angele thought as he had now a better idea of knight-level warriors.
‘Well, basically, knights are strong people with better fighting skills. However, I am still not the best.’ Angele concluded, thinking that he wouldn’t be able to contribute to anything in a real war.
Next Chapter The crowd felt disbelief upon seeing the abnormal sign that hid the sky and covered the earth.
However, as the abnormal sign continued to hang in the sky, they soon had no choice but to believe it to be real.
Even though they were still shaken by it, the shock in their hearts was gradually suppressed.
They began to stop pondering why the abnormal sign would appear to focus on the circumstances within the Purple Star Variance Realm.
Soon, the crowd discovered that the person that mysterious blue-gowned old man was boasting about the entire time, Chu Feng, was not in the Purple Star Variance Realm at all.
In fact, not even the Chu Heavenly Clan was present in the Purple Star Variance Realm.
This made the crowd feel very puzzled.
My 100-Day Secret Marriage With The Boss Could it be that the Chu Heavenly Clan had not entered the Purple Star Variance Realm?
At the time when the crowd were confused, the upper echelon of the Purple Star Realm gave permission, and the people from the Purple Star Realm began to mention what had happened to the Chu Heavenly Clan.
Upon learning that the Chu Heavenly Clan had escaped from the Purple Star Variance Realm immediately after they encountered dangers, and that Chu Feng had pretended to be ill and never once showed himself, the crowd’s impression of Chu Feng fell enormously.
The Chu Heavenly Clan and Chu Feng soon became the target of the crowd’s criticism.
Even that blue-gowned old man who had proclaimed that Chu Feng was an extraordinary genius was being verbally attacked by the crowd.
The crowd felt that the blue-gowned old man was deliberately deceiving them.
They felt that Chu Feng was no genius at all, and the Chu Heavenly Clan was out-and-out trash.
It had been over a dozen days since the ten overlord powers entered the Purple Star Variance Realm.
It had been over twenty days since Chu Feng lost consciousness.
Finally, Chu Feng gradually regained his consciousness.
When he regained consciousness, the poisonous substance that had been affecting him disappeared completely, and his mental state was even better than before the poison flared up.
Furthermore, there was even a look of joy on Chu Feng’s face.
‘Truly never would I have expected to actually profit from a disaster,’ Chu Feng gasped in his heart.
He had indeed profited from a disaster.
When Chu Feng was first being tormented by the poisonous substance, he was unable to handle it because of how intense the poison was, so much so that he’d ended up losing consciousness.
During that period of time, Chu Feng lost his connection with everyone around him. Pain was the only sensation he felt.
However, later on, the world spiritist bloodline within him actually emerged to protect him. His bloodline began to fight the poison.
The confrontation between his bloodline power and the poisonous substance was intense, but not only did it not endanger Chu Feng’s life, but it instead slightly suppressed the poisonous substance’s power.
That said, the poisonous substance was simply too powerful. Acting on its own, while his bloodline power was able to suppress the poisonous substance, the effect was not particularly good.
That said, it still managed to allow him to gradually regain consciousness.
When Chu Feng realized that his world spiritist bloodline was able to take on the poisonous substance, he began to control his world spiritist bloodline to contend against it. He wanted to suppress the poisonous substance completely.
Nii-chan is The Best During this period of time, a strange thing happened.
Chu Feng felt that special existence again.
That existence was concealed deep in Chu Feng’s spirit world.
He had only sensed it when he’d broken through to Dragon Mark Saint-cloak World Spiritist.
That existence had the appearance of a dragon. Yet, it was not a dragon. It emitted a very sacred aura, and contained enormous power.
Most importantly, Chu Feng felt an enormous enticement from it.
When Chu Feng had first discovered it, he had wanted to link up with it. Yet, he was immediately attacked and was nearly paralyzed the moment he had touched it with his spirit power.
Ever since that happened, Chu Feng no longer dared to attempt to sense it, much less connect with it.
He never would’ve expected that mysterious existence to suddenly appear while he was controlling his bloodline to suppress the poisonous substance.
This brought great panic to Chu Feng.
However, a scene that surprised Chu Feng occurred.
That mysterious existence no longer only appeared faintly discernible, but instead approached Chu Feng of its own accord. Furthermore, it no longer had any hostility, and was instead filled with goodwill.
Because of that, Chu Feng realized that the mysterious existence could very possibly be planning to help him.
With that, Chu Feng decided to take a risk.
He decided to attempt to link up with the mysterious existence again.
Surprisingly, the attempt was a smooth success. He really managed to link up with that mysterious existence.
With the help of that mysterious existence, Chu Feng began to suppress the poisonous substance completely.
When the poisonous substance was completely suppressed, the mysterious existence actually fused with Chu Feng and became a part of his world spiritist bloodline.
When Chu Feng fully regained consciousness, he was able to sense how powerful that mysterious existence was.
That mysterious existence not only aided him in suppressing the poisonous substance, but it had also strengthened his entire body.
Ordinary Dragon Mark Saint-cloak World Spiritists only had a battle power on par with a rank one Utmost Exalted.
However, Chu Feng now possessed battle power on par with a rank two Utmost Exalted.
Adding on the Nine Dragons Saint Cloak and his bloodline power, Chu Feng’s world spirit techniques now possessed a battle power on par with a rank four Utmost Exalted.
The reason for this change was all because Chu Feng had assimilated with that mysterious power.
But, if it wasn’t for the poisonous substance torturing him that caused his bloodline power to protect him autonomously, then perhaps the mysterious power would not have come to his aid at the crucial time.
In turn, it would’ve been impossible for him to gain control over that mysterious power in such a short period of time.
“What’s going on?!”
However, right after Chu Feng regained consciousness, he immediately closed his eyes again.
The reason for that was because he sensed the existence of that mysterious power again.
Like the time when he first discovered it, that mysterious existence was still very imposing and divine, so filled with mysteriousness and only faintly discernible, like it could disappear at any moment.
“What’s happening? I’ve clearly grasped it. I’ve clearly fused with that power. Why would it suddenly appear here? Could I have failed? Could it have escaped from my body?” Chu Feng had a scare.
He thought that he had failed to grasp that power.
However, he soon discovered that the power he had grasped and assimilated was still inside his body.
But, since that mysterious power had assimilated with him, what was the mysterious power that appeared now?
“Wait, this mysterious existence is many times more powerful than the one I’ve assimilated with.”
“Even its shape is different. It’s more immense than the one I assimilated with.”
“Could this be a completely new power?”
“If that’s really the case, then if I’m able to assimilate with this new power, wouldn’t it mean that my battle power will increase again?”
“Could this be the true power of Dragon Mark Saint-cloak World Spiritists?”
“The battle power of Dragon Mark Saint-cloak World Spiritists is not confined to being on par to a rank one Utmost Exalted at all. Instead, they’re able to gain even stronger power?”
When this thought came to his mind, Chu Feng began to carefully examine things.
Finally, Chu Feng confirmed his guess.
This made him extremely excited.
Naturally, he wanted to grasp this even stronger power.
The battle power of his world spirit techniques had increased after he had grasped a single mysterious power.
Chu Feng wanted to know how far his world spirit techniques’ battle power would increase should he grasp another mysterious power.
Even though Chu Feng had reached a bottleneck in terms of his martial power, and was unable to make a breakthrough, he would be equally happy should he be able to increase his world spirit techniques’ battle power.
Faced with such enticement, Chu Feng decided to act.
Using his spirit power, he carefully attempted to connect with that mysterious power.
Furthermore, after experiencing the lesson from the first time around and the experience from assimilating with the mysterious power, Chu Feng felt that his bloodline power might possess great attraction toward the mysterious power.
As such, Chu Feng not only released his spirit power, but he also integrated his bloodline power into his spirit power. Using that, he attempted to connect with the even more powerful mysterious power.
Yet, Chu Feng was attacked the moment he came in contact with it.
Not only did he find his entire body feeling paralyzed, but even his soul was attacked.
At that instant, Chu Feng felt that he had touched the fringe of death.
Due to things being too painful, Chu Feng even let out a scream of pain.
The impact of the attack this time around was much fiercer than last time.
It was so strong that Chu Feng lost consciousness…
After a long time passed, Chu Feng gradually regained consciousness.
When he regained consciousness, a familiar voice sounded by his ears.
“Chu Feng, what happened?”
“Are you alright?”
Chu Feng immediately opened his eyes when he heard that voice.
That was when he discovered that he was lying inside a bedroom, and Chu Hanpeng was standing before him, looking at him nervously.
“Lord Supreme Elder, I’m fine,” said Chu Feng.
“You’re fine now? That’s great! Chu Feng, you’ve finally woken up.” The cold and detached Chu Hanpeng was actually weeping.
“Lord Supreme Elder, don’t cry. Didn’t I wake up?” Chu Feng comforted him.
“Right, I’ll stop crying. I’m too old, I’ve grown useless.” Chu Hanpeng wiped his tears away and forced a smile.
Perhaps even he didn’t know how enormous of a pressure he was under during this period of time.
The wind affinity came from the ring, but it seemed that he was born with fire affinity and the strongest spell he could cast was in the Fire category.
‘So the Mask of Black Wing will be able to buff my spells from time to time, and as an advanced meditation technique, it can help me increase my affinity with one of the four energy particles.’
Angele had already noticed where the problem lay.
The forcefield from the Metal Mastery could help him both defensively and offensively during a battle. He thought that this Talent Spell was powerful but using it was hard in a practical sense. The spells that focused on either offense or defense were stronger than the forcefield he had.
The metal skills only helped him initiate a battle and protect his body. The illusion signet was the deciding factor in the outcome of the battles.
Angele did not think too much about the affinity with the energy particles but then the situation changed.
He was not born with the metal affinity but came from the Metal Mastery. It seemed like the power of the forcefield was not as strong as he had initially thought but Zero had modified the Talent Spell to make it stronger. Angele wondered if an average Fire spell would help him more in a fight.
‘Should I increase my fire affinity and stamina using the advanced meditation technique instead?’ Angele rubbed his chin and pursed his lips.
He finally made up his mind after thinking for half an hour. He decided to increase his affinity with the Fire energy particles.
Angele had made the wrong decision while choosing the Talent Spell before, so he decided to be more prudent this time.
He checked the defensive matrix around the house and returned to the center of the potions room.
Angele sat on the floor with his legs crossed and started meditating.
Time flew past.
One hour later.
A thin layer of black smoke appeared on Angele’s face.
The black smoke was moving around, releasing a distorted energy wave.
The smoke became increasingly thicker as time passed.
It then turned into a solidified black mask and covered Angele’s face.
The mask was simple; there was no complicated pattern or rune painted on it.
Another half an hour passed.
Suddenly, a red light dot appeared between his eyebrows.
The red dot turned into a small fireball and it was surrounded by a red glow.
The fire extinguished by itself after about ten minutes.
The black mask broke into countless pieces and slid down Angele’s face.
The broken mask turned into black smoke and vanished into the air before it hit the floor.
Angele opened his eyes and raised his right arm, chanting the incantation of the Lesser Fireball slowly.
Countless red light dots gathered on Angele’s palm like fireflies.
A ball of fire was formed quickly.
The fireball had the size of a human’s head. Several seconds later, the fireball shrank and turned into a walnut-sized red bead floating above the center of Angeles’ right palm.
Angele looked at the modified Lesser Fireball and scanned it using the biochip.
The spell could deal around 40 degrees of damage, but it had already reached its limit.
There was only so much a level 1 spell could do.
However, the amount of damage the spell could deal was increased to 50 degrees after the meditation.
‘So this is the result of increasing my fire affinity?’ Angele finished the analysis and the blue light dots vanished into the air.
‘What about level 2 spells? I’m at the Crystal stage right now. I can learn one level 2 spell, but I don’t have any spell models in my possession. Seems like I must acquire one from the Dark Wizard Tower or from Henn.’ Angele blinked his eyes.
The fire bead turned into countless red light dots and disappeared into the air. The temperature in the room was increased by several degrees Celsius.
‘Do you really think that’s all the black mask can do?’ Henn’s voice echoed in his ears.
‘I thought you were going to have a good rest.’ Angele was surprised.
Henn sneered. ‘I told you already that the Mask of Black Wing is a great advanced meditation technique. This technique has five stages. You have just started the first stage. When you actually complete the first stage, you will acquire a special forcefield just like the one from your Talent Spell, and you can increase an energy affinity again. The next four stages are the same. You’ll be able to increase the affinity of your choice twice at each stage. The higher the stage you’re trained in this meditation technique, the higher your selected affinity will be increased.’
Angele was getting confused.
‘How is that even possible? This advanced meditation technique exceeds my expectation a whole lot now…’ he responded.
‘…You missed the point,’ Henn explained. ‘You’ll reach rank 3 if you can complete the third stage in 300 years and you’ll already be considered a genius. Kid, you need a high mentality level to train in advanced meditation techniques and the technique might increase your chance of advancing to the next rank. That’s the reason why there are more wizards in the central continent than the other areas. The best advanced meditation technique could increase the chance by half!’
‘What? Only half?’
‘What do you know…? The higher a wizard’s rank is, the harder the progression will be. If you fail to advance to the next rank, it will cost you a huge amount of resources to fix your body. Arisma is assisting Stigma right now but I think her meditation technique is at the same level to the one I have given you, unless they decided to use some special methods…But there will be side effects.’
Angele scrunched up his forehead.
‘So you’re saying that the advanced meditation technique will help a wizard progress to the next rank and that’s how wizards in the central continent advance?’
‘Yeah, you’re correct.’ Henn confirmed Angele’s assumption. ‘Wizards in other regions have to waste a significant number of resources but we have a clear direction. That’s the biggest difference.’ Chapter 559: The bloody female wargod’s tears (II)
The Holy War had gone on for close to two years, and both parties’ consumption was very large. Originally, the demon army seemed to be rather more restful, only occasionally launching some symbolic offenses. The Southeastern Fort took advantage of that to rest its troops, but for some reason no one knew, the demon army once again made an all-out offense one week ago, and this attack was even fiercer than the past ones. Immediately, all the powerhouses of the Southeastern Mountain Pass had to join the battlefield, and an unstoppable battle followed then. The whole fort was now full of the stench of blood.
Wang Yuanyuan was still standing on the first row of the battlefield, defending the walls. Compared to the time of the Holy War, her shield and blade had gained a dense layer of blood color. That not only was due to piercing the enemies, but furthermore, it carried a fierce aggressivity, born from countless slaughters.
Wang Yuanyuan’s appearance wasn’t much different from before, but her manners had undergone an earth shattering change; she was extremely cold and steady. Even in the midst of slaughters, her appearance didn’t change at all despite that her whole body was suffused with reeking blood. Even those veterans from the Warrior Temple couldn’t compare with her fierce and ruthless moves.
And Wang Yuanyuan’s cultivation made rapid progress. From the continuous slaughter, she accumulated a large amount of killing intent, and by some unknown method she made continuous breakthroughs thanks to the stimulation of her Gigantic Divine Soul Shield. Now, her cultivation had already exceeded Zhang Fangfang whose breakthrough to the seventh step happened a long time before.
Her dedication moved every higher-up of the Warrior Temple.
Fifth rank of the seventh step: that was the level currently reached by Wang Yuanyuan’s internal spiritual energy. Adding to that the terrifying weapons of slaughter in her hand, she would definitely fully deserve to be called a slaughter god if such an election were to take place. From the start of the Holy War to the current time, she had never missed any battle. At most, she could sometimes remain fighting in the fort’s area for five days and five nights before fainting due to exhausting her physical force and being carried away. After coming back to her senses, she would, regardless of anyone’s obstruction, stand back on the Southeastern Mountain Pass.
By now, Wang Yuanyuan was acclaimed as a hero for the Southeastern Fort since long before, as well as an idol for the overwhelming majority of the warriors.
Zhang Fangfang didn’t have his own Demon Hunt Squad anymore, and had been following Wang Yuanyuan’s side silently all the time. He had tried many times to convince her, and many times jumped in front of her to block the enemies for her sake, yet Wang Yuanyuan had never listened to his persuasion.
At last, Zhang Fangfang’s attitude also came to change gradually. His feelings actually didn’t weaken from seeing her determination, but instead became even stronger. And furthermore, he also started to get influenced by Wang Yuanyuan, changing his ways from a Guardian Knight to a Retribution Knight, achieving his share of frantic kills, although quite slower than Wang Yuanyuan.
At the moment, Zhang Fangfang was standing beside her, his armor covered in multiple colors since long before. The heavy sword he had in one hand was dedicated to killing the enemy, and the shield in his other hand was entirely dedicated to blocking the attacks aimed at Wang Yuanyuan. The two of them were walking their way out of mountains of corpses. If not for the protection of the spiritual stoves at their disposal and the meticulous watch of the Warrior Temple’s higher-ups, who knew how many times they would have already died in the battlefield by now.
Three immense Demonic Bears, who had been catapulted directly to the fortress, went after the two of them, waving large hammers, and met with Wang Yuanyuan’s attacks.
Bang! The first Demonic Bear’s attack met with the parry of Zhang Fangfang’s shield as a second one was met with his heavy sword.
With a stuffy groan, Zhang Fangfang spit some blood. He had already stopped counting the number of times he sustained such wounds, and even started to grow accustomed to it.
In a violent clash, the two Demonic Bears were forced away. Everything Zhang Fangfang did was in order to stall for time for Wang Yuanyuan’s sake.
The Divine Soul Shield smashed the two hammers, and the result that followed conformed with Bloodstorm’s name.
On the fortress, another carnage followed. Even with the Demonic Bears’ great violence, the other two couldn’t help but display some fear at the sight of their partner being cut off by Bloodstorm. In panic, they lost the will to keep advancing as they didn’t dare confront the slaughterer Wang Yuanyuan was.
The Gigantic Divine Soul Shield supported on the ground, Wang Yuanyuan took large gasps for breath. Aiming an almost blood colored look at Zhang Fangfang, he nodded lightly to her.
Zhang Fangfang then forced a smile, “I’m alright. You go take a little break, I will be standing on guard.”
Wang Yuanyuan remained silent. Many times, camaraderie didn’t require words, but engraved feelings.
Right at this time, a golden pillar of light appeared out of nowhere, encompassing Wang Yuanyuan inside. Then came another one landing on Zhang Fangfang.
A dense warmth and very pleasurable light rapidly provided nourishment for their bodies. In the midst of sweet sounds, two golden angels appeared out of nowhere, flapping their sets of six wings, and held Zhang Fangfang and Wang Yuanyuan from behind.
They had already been fighting on the Southeastern Mountain Pass for three days and three nights and were quite tired and wounded. Their spiritual energies were already close to collapse, so this time, these two powerful healing spells were no less than the perfect help they needed. Both their physical force and spiritual energy recovered at astonishing speeds.
Most of all, Zhang Fangfang was greatly shocked to see how pure the golden radiance shining upon Wang Yuanyuan was. Aside from a golden color, that image of angels faintly let out a pure and holy aura. The blood color filling Wang Yuanyuan’s eyes unexpectedly disappeared rapidly on her embrace. Which was to say, she was not only healing her wounds, but furthermore soothing her soul full of murderous spirit. This was the first time Zhang Yuanyuan saw such a use of Angel’s Embrace, healing both the body and the spirit.
Subconsciously, Zhang Fangfang and Wang Yuanyuan raised their head, to see four figures rushing to them from the sky. The two knights in the lot were the users of Angel’s Embrace.
As they landed swiftly on the ground, a large amount of fireballs came out from the Fire Cloud Crystal Staff of the mage clad in fire-red color, getting rid of the demons in a large area be they on the ground or in the skies. These blue fireballs produced a dense smell of charcoal, obviously from the demon soldiers’ scorching.
Some rather stronger ones escaped this fate, including the previous two Demonic Bears that had just escaped from the side, but they all died in the midst of grey flickers of light. Almost within the time of one breath, the portion of the wall assigned to Zhang Fangfang and Wang Yuanyuan became a lot more tranquil.
Han Yu stepped forward, waving his heavy shield, which blocked in front of him. Lin Xin arrived onto his back, without stopping the attacks from his staff in the slightest. The powerful offensive strength of a fire mage came into full display: in front of his powerful magic onslaught, no demons were-for the moment-able to approach them.
“Han Yu, Lin Xin, Cai’er?” Wang Yuanyuan had a hoarse voice, full of disbelief. Ever since the start of the Holy War, this was the first time the hands gripping her weapons trembled.
“Yuanyuan, I’m here too.” From behind the Golden Foundation Armor’s mask came Haochen’s voice.
Clangclang. The weapons on Wang Yuanyuan’s hands were dropped at the same time as her body swayed, on the edge of collapsing, but Zhang Fangfang hastened to support her.
“Boss… Boss, you guys finally came.”
On the Southeastern Fort, Wang Yuanyuan, that tough beyond compare and bloodily attacking bloody war goddess, actually lost control of her feelings and burst into tears.
Long Haochen stepped forward and gave him a vigorous hug without care for the bloodstains on her, “We arrived. And now, we have to go gather with Ying’er and Sima. The sixty fourth commander grade Demon Hung Squad is reforming. No, the day it will reform, it will be at the king grade.”
“Mh, mh…” Wang Yuanyuan was empty of words, as her tears flowed uncontrollably.
Because of her lack of confidence, she was probably the one who had the most painful times in the team: for close to two years she struggled to the brink of death almost every day, finding breakthroughs in desperate battles. This was so that she wouldn’t be left behind by the others, for the day they would be able to reform their team.
Long Haochen came, and Cai’er, Han Yu, Lin Xin as well. They haven’t forgotten me, and they came for me. So our Demon Hunt Squad is finally reforming! This instant, Wang Yuanyuan felt totally emptied of force, finally relaxing her stretched mental state, unable to control her emotions anymore.
Long Haochen returned her to Zhang Fangfang’s arms, “Brother Zhang, thank you.”
Zhang Fangfang sighed lightly, “All I did regarding Yuanyuan was only for my own sake. I haven’t been able to protect my comrades, so if I am not even able to protect her, then I can only follow her in that fate.”
Long Haochen said next, “While Yuanyuan is unstable emotionally, I’ll be leaving her to brother Zhang’s protection. Let’s have a chat after this battle is over.”
As he raised his right hand, Rippling Light appeared in his grasp. The extremity of his foot tapping onto the ground, Long Haochen arrived at Han Yu’s side in one movement.
By simply observing the situation, one could see that Lin Xin and Cai’er were on the offense, with Han Yu standing on defense. As long as no enemy powerhouse over the eighth step came, this defensive front would hardly be broken.
Long Haochen drew back rapidly, reached Han Yu’s back, and then started chanting resonantly.
Ever since coming out of seclusion, Long Haochen often became closer to a light elemental mage. Furthermore, his light elemental spells were far more powerful than mages’. The affinity of a god’s chosen one with his element made him frequently able to unleash magic far above his own rank.
At the time he studied in the cave, Long Haochen focused mostly on defensive Guardian Knight abilities and healing ones. By relying on his great advantages as a god’s chosen one, he could even maintain a domain for some time, just like a Holy Knight of the ninth step. This was also where those few forbidden spells of light element came from. Book 35, The Aeonian Race, Chapter 16 – A Calamity Descends
The black-robed Primaltwin Ji Ning spent all of its time within the Three Realms, accompanying his family members and enjoying a life of leisure. Ning’s true body, however, continued to fearless advance and improve, not slacking off in the slightest! If he had, he wouldn’t have reached such a terrifying level of power.
A young man and a woman were standing at the prow of a large ship that was cruising through the waves of a vast sea.
“Senior apprentice-brother, you’ve grown much more powerful and have reached the Foundation stage. You’ll definitely be ranked in the top three within our clan’s tournament. In fact, you might even take first place!” the green-robed woman said excitedly.
“I was able to reach the Foundation stage, but the others might have made breakthroughs of their own. The clan competition will have three thousand disciples competing within it. Seizing first place is not going to be an easy task,” the black-robed youth said. His words were modest, but a hint of a smile was playing at his lips.
He truly had made tremendous gains this time. He had no idea who that old fisherman was, but the man was incredibly powerful. That casual finger-wave had contained unfathomably profundity within it.
Sanchuan sighed again: “You are too upright and frank. First, you have offended the Seventh Hall, and just now, you ended up killing four more geniuses from the Tenth Hall. Even a half-Giant would die if they caused so much trouble.”
There was a saying: if the heretical schools want someone dead, not even the king of hell can save them.
“You think I’m someone who is afraid of trouble?” Feng Feiyun was annoyed to see the white daoist robe under Lu Sanchuan’s black cloak. A great prodigy had such a weak mind that he willingly became a slave for the heretical schools while murdering his own peers.
Sanchuan shook his head: “If you were someone who was afraid of trouble, you wouldn’t be standing here right now. However, I don’t think you see the overall picture too well. Allow me to elaborate. There was a Divine Commander under the Omni-Heaven Marquis with peerless fighting prowess named Ji Moba.”
“His fighting abilities surely must be peerless if he became a Divine Commander.” Feng Feiyun revealed a shocked and excited look befitting a Thousand-man Commander when listening to a story about a Divine Commander.
A Divine Commander was in charge of one million, a rank countless times higher than a Thousand-man Commander.
Lu Sanchuan insipidly said stated: “Yes, but he is now dead because he offended an elder from the Seventh Hall half a year ago. In the middle of a dark night in January, all 3,873 members in his mansion were massacred. 3,854 were cut down, and even his head was chopped off and hung at the entrance.”
Ji Moba indeed died half a year ago. Someone slaughtered his entire mansion overnight. This had been a mystery so far, so if Sanchuan didn’t reveal it just now, no one would know that it was the heretical schools who committed the deed.
Feng Feiyun smiled in response: “Well, nineteen people are still alive! It looks like the heretical schools can’t do whatever they want, some still managed to escape.”
Sanchuan shook his head: “The nineteen who survived are suffering even more. Five of them are Moba’s concubines while the other fourteen are his daughters. They are imprisoned at the Lust Palace back in the Seventh Hall. Any disciple who gained some contribution would be able to enjoy them. After half a year, only seven are still alive. Of course, they were broken and used, so they were sold to a brothel a while ago.”
Feng Feiyun turned silent for a moment before bursting out in laughter: “Haha! But I am alone without a wife or daughter.”
Sanchuan glared at him for a bit and became exasperated: ‘Motherfucker, this Feng Daniu is such an idiot, that’s not what I’m insinuating at all!’
He snorted: “I am simply telling you the truth. Offending our Seventh Hall carries grave consequences.”
Feiyun replied: “It does seem pretty serious from what you have said.”
Sanchuan sneered in his mind: ‘Looks like this guy still knows fear. That is for the best then.’
He continued on: “Our lord wishes to recruit you for our Seventh Hall to become her protector. All of the previous grudges can be forgotten, what do you think, General Feng?”
He finally got to the crux of the matter!
Feiyun revealed a contemplating expression, so Sanchuan stood there waiting silently. He believed that even if he was slow-witted, he would still be afraid of death.
“Impossible. My responsibility is to purge heretics like you to maintain justice and peace, so how can I be in cahoots with you? Your Seventh Hall isn’t shit! Anyway, the deed is done. If you want to kill me, you will have to ask my fist first.” Feng Feiyun declared this with a righteous and cool demeanor. He spat out his saliva more than ten meters away, splashing all over Sanchuan’s face.
“Well said!” The Young Marquis couldn’t help but cheer from the distance.
He had been in the martial army’s camp for some time during his trips. Even though the soldiers there were all hot-blooded heroes, very few of them had Feng Daniu’s firm courage.
His desire to recruit this person grew even stronger.
“It is the dynasty’s fortune to have such a great soldier. This Feng Daniu shall be mine.” The princess firmly spoke, showing her great evaluation of this Thousand-man Commander while not allowing outsiders to meddle.
The commander himself was exceedingly rare. He had a fearless heart and a never-bowing head on top of being loyal to the dynasty. In her mind, if she could recruit him and train him as her confidant, he would be even more valuable than Shi Yelai.
She was telling him that she had his back since he was a soldier of the dynasty and that there was no need to be afraid of the heretical schools. Of course, this was also her warning to everyone here to not have any ideas about him since she has chosen him.
Despite her lofty status and position, she couldn’t suppress everyone. After all, there were many young scions here with great identities. They began to think about a backup strategy since it was impossible to give up on such an invincible genius.
The most important part was that this genius was fearless yet principled. Anyone would want to have a subordinate like him.
The Tenth Lord was also tempted and secretly sent a message to Nalan Xuezang. Xuezang’s ears slightly twitched after hearing this, then he revealed a gloomy smile: “Daniu, there are two paths before you.”
Feng Feiyun asked: “And what might they be?”
“The first is to submit to my Tenth Hall, the second is to die to my hands.” Xuezang gently rubbed his palms while smirking, but this expression was quite frightening.
If he couldn’t be recruited, then he must be eliminated.
Feng Feiyun became even more unruly with his response: “Your father is already angry and only came to kill some heretical bastard. If I were to join the heretical schools, won’t I become a bastard as well?”
All of the pagoda’s disciples stood up and loudly applauded. They were full of admiration and goodwill for this Thousand-man Commander.
Sanchuan scowled; he knew that the commander was cursing them: “Ignorant madman, if you want to die, then I’ll help you out.”
He clearly received the same order as Xuezang, and that was to kill Feng Daniu if he didn’t submit.
A chilling cloud emerged above his head. The temperature suddenly plummeted by a dozen degrees. The delicate apricot flowers froze and became harder than iron. Three large icebergs flew out from this cloud.
The tip of these icebergs was even sharper than a sword. The temperature dropped once more, causing the ground to crack.
“Hell-Ice Technique’s sixth level, Hell Iceberg!” Mu Tantian was startled since he knew that this was Sanchuan’s ultimate art.
This youth was initially a supreme genius from the pagoda with talents only below Shi Yelai. Two years ago, Tantian fought against him and lost after just nine moves. At that point, Sanchuan was only at the fifth level of his technique.
After two years, he opened 330 meridians and his cultivation rose countless times. He was only one step away from having all 360 meridians.
A disciple from the pagoda wanted to test the power of these icebergs, so he threw a medium-level treasure in the form of an iron jewel towards the sky.
“Boom!” However, this jewel only managed to reach ten meters before it started cracking from the cold temperature. Lines similar to spiderwebs appeared on the surface.
Sanchuan might be weak-willed, but his talents were indeed frightening and infinitely close to the Grand Historical level. He could rival Chengfeng and Ji Feng.
Feng Feiyun fiercely stomped on the ground in order to leap up and unleashed a white wave of energy more than thirty meters long like a round moon illuminating the sky. Its blinding brilliance made it difficult to keep one’s eyes open.
The cold energy couldn’t stop this slash from Feng Feiyun! The wave split into thirty-six rays of energy and darted through the air while cutting apart the wind.
“Boom!” The three icebergs fell down and turned into little icy blocks like a swarm of meteors, creating many pits on the ground.
Feng Feiyun landed with his saber. The black armor on his body had a thick layer of ice on it while his weapon had a crack, indicating that it was damaged.
“Pa! Pa! Pa!” A string of cracking sounds came about. This saber shattered shortly afterward; only the hilt was left in his grasp. One could see just how cold the temperature of the Hell Iceberg technique was!
“Haha! Feng Daniu, you are no stronger than this. How are you going to fight me now without a blade?” Sanchuan mockingly smiled: ‘This is the limit of this Thousand-man Commander.’
Many people didn’t like looking at this heretical servant. A lot of the female disciples from the pagoda had been caught because of Sanchuan’s tip-offs.
A piece of scum willingly becoming a servant and killing his own peers was even worse than the heretical disciples.
Some disciples of the pagoda wanted to take out their weapons in order to help the Thousand-man Command kill this dog. However, Feng Feiyun politely refused.
“So what if I don’t have a weapon? I’m even stronger unarmed!” Feng Feiyun’s forty divine intents condensed in his mind with a rotating radiance that eventually erupted from his body.
A black divine light hovered in the sky with fire and lightning jumping inside.
“Minor Change Art, Heaven Punishment Hammer!” A hammer several hundred meters high appeared once more along with his surging battle intent. It looked like a thunder god had descended in order to slam this divine hammer down on Sanchuan. Chapter 307: Nine Swords Protection
Sanchuan cast his Hell Iceberg again in order to stop the incoming hammer. Three icebergs towered in the sky, but they were easily shattered by the hammer.
Nothing could resist this Heaven Punishing Hammer.
“Boom!” A trail of blood ran down Sanchuan’s fair arm. His body sank into the ground as if he was being buried alive.
This hammer was too powerful. With the Minor Change Art, one could borrow a sliver of this legendary forbidden weapon for their own use. Techniques from heavenly scriptures were not necessarily a match for it.
Feng Feiyun had learned five percent of the Minor Change Art and could use two different techniques. The Heaven Punishing Hammer was one of them. A forbidden weapon from the old era was unstoppable. Even a mere shadow of it could break all the laws in this world.
Lu Sanchuan jumped out of the mud and took out his white daoist robe. It spun around in the sky with white, snakeskin patterns and turned much larger just like a spatial pouch.
It was full of talismans written from the powders of spirit stones inside this robe. There was a total of 720 talismans that flashed bright lights like heavenly lamps. They had turned this robe into its own world. No wonder why after joining the Seventh Hall, he still didn’t take off this daoist robe. So it had such a mysterious usage.
Feng Feiyun flipped over his palm for another attack. A black ray rushed out while the hammer slammed down. The majestic power of an iron mountain shattered dozens of talismans in the robe, but it didn’t break through completely. The attack was akin to throwing a rock at a net made out of yarn.
The white robe with blue clouds floating around it wrapped around Feng Feiyun.
“Haha! This is too easy. You really are a brute who can’t do anything else.” Sanchuan sneered. A light flashed in his palm as he recalled the robe to his hand.
This robe could contain an entire domain so it was only natural that it could also take in a person.
The pagoda’s disciples had ugly expressions. Feng Daniu had also lost to this dog Sanchuan, even his body was taken into his spatial robe. It was all over this time.
“Boom!” The white robe quaked intensely and swelled into the size of a hall. It seemed to be on the verge of exploding.
“This bastard…” Sanchuan was aghast and quickly unleashed his ice technique in order to freeze the spatial pouch, but it was too late. The pouch was shattered by the spirit vessel that has expanded to more than seventy meters long.
While wielding a corner of the vessel, the Thousand-man Commander rushed forward like a mountain and directly slammed it on Sanchuan’s head. A piece of his skull flew out along with half of his head.
“Boom!” Sanchuan spun around five times in the air before rolling on the ground.
“Son of a bitch, killing your own sect members is punishable by death!” Feng Feiyun thunderously roared and continued to attack with his vessel. Sanchuan desperately resisted and summoned five different treasures. Alas, they were shattered by the light of the vessel and turned into powder.
“Crack!” One of Sanchuan’s thigh broke as the vessel slammed into him again, sending him flying with blood splashing all over his clothes. The black cloak on his body became tattered like fluttering black butterflies.
“Die, you cowardly traitor!” The rusty vessel slammed down again and shattered his arm, leaving behind a bloody gap on his shoulder.
The power of the vessel was too mighty; just one blow was enough to kill him. However, Feng Feiyun didn’t want him to die this easily.
“Please stop, I beg you!” Sanchuan was indeed a coward and began to beg without the backbone of a cultivator at all.
The entire scene was filled with jeers. It wasn’t just the disciples from the pagoda, even the heretical members from the Seventh Hall were embarrassed and glared at him with disdain.
Despite being ferocious and evil, the heretics were courageous. Huang Daonan and Hei Fengyan died to Feng Feiyun without uttering a single plea.
Cultivators shouldn’t only have pride, courage was necessary as well. Otherwise, what was the point of cultivating if you were to prostrate and beg for mercy after taking two hits?
“Hitting you will only dirty my hands, but I must make a display of killing a dog like you.” Feng Feiyun’s red eyes were full of murderous intent; he truly wanted to kill.
Sanchuan naturally felt this bloodthirst and knew that begging was useless. He gritted his teeth and stood with one leg while intending to fight to the very end.
“You leave me with no choice! Oh heavens, take my boiling blood and grant me strength!”
Blood stopped flowing from his severed arm since it began to boil in the air. His 330 meridians spun like vortexes as they crazily absorbed the spirit energy in the surroundings.
“Seventh level Hell-ice Technique, Ice World!” This was Sanchuan’s final card. He burned up half of his lifespan in order to utilize all of his potential for this Ice World technique.
The area turned into a world of ice. The sky was blue; even the air turned blue as numerous floating icebergs engulfed the Apricot Mansion. The trees here were frozen completely.
This Ice World technique was five times stronger than the Hell Iceberg.
“Don’t even think about it.” Feng Feiyun was completely frozen with a thick layer of ice over his arms, but this didn’t diminish his bloodthirst. The other hand controlling the vessel moved even faster. A large section of the Ice World was smashed open.
He withdrew the vessel and directly jumped into the Ice World. Next, he lifted Sanchuan up above his head and mercilessly slammed him into the ground, splitting his body into several pieces. Blood splashed all over Feng Feiyun’s armor and began to drip down.
“Boom!” Sanchuan has been smashed to death!
The Ice World collapsed, exposing a man wearing blood-stained armor standing in the chilling wind with his stalwart pose.
This picture looked like the last soldier on the battlefield. There were corpses all over him, yet he didn’t falter. No one could take him down.
Even a great genius like Lu Fengcheng felt suffocated. Where did this butcher come from? Will he not stop until he kills every single heretical disciple?
Ji Feng intensely stared at this commander with a glimmer in his eyes. He felt that this scene was very familiar. Feng Feiyun was also the same as he led others to their deaths. After all, many geniuses had fallen to Feiyun’s hands as well.
“This Daniu is too badass, he even took down Sanchuan.” Although the pagoda’s disciples all hoped for Sanchuan to die, they were still caught off guard by this scene. After all, Sanchuan was famous at the pagoda for many years, so people felt that his death was unreal.
The smile on Nalan Xuezang’s face disappeared long ago. He stared at Feng Feiyun and considered him to be a formidable foe. The nine swords floating behind his back continuously jittered.
“Swoosh!” All nine swords left their sheaths at once and hovered in front of him while their tips still issuing metallic rings pointed at Feiyun.
This was a phenomenon called “nine swords protecting their master”. Even the swords felt pressured in the face of a supreme opponent and automatically flew out to protect Xuezang.
“Return!” Xuezang shouted and the nine swords flew back into their sheaths like obedient children.
Feng Feiyun naturally saw this. To be able to train his swords to this degree, this Xuezang wasn’t simple at all. Who knows how much effort he had spent in order to reach the level of “swords as slaves”?
However, Xiao Chen found it hard to smile. The Twin-Armed Demonic Ape had already returned. He would not be able to avoid a fight.
A soft but sharp sound of air breaking came from behind him. He clenched both his hands tightly and quickly circulated one thousand tons of force into a fist.
The moment Xiao Chen turned around, he sent out a punch. A loud sound rang out; this punch managed to intercept the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape’s palm strike.
A surging force poured out wildly, moving like sharp blades into the surroundings. Several towering trees fell over as a result.
Xiao Chen did not budge at all, but the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape flew back for a hundred meters, screaming in pain. Then, it nimbly flipped in the air and turned into a black shadow charging at him again.
He smiled coldly and circulated the Dragon Claw Fist. An azure-colored Dragon Head roared and burst forth with a ferocious force, knocking the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape back a second time.
This time, Xiao Chen took the initiative to charge over without giving the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape time to recover. An Azure Dragon image appeared under his feet and carried him like a strong wind to the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape.
Then, he sent out another Berserk Dragon Claw at the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape, leaving five claw marks on its chest with an azure-colored Dragon Claw.
Xiao Chen frowned slightly. Unexpectedly, the Berserk Dragon Claw did not even injure the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape. Its defense was preposterous.
The Twin-Armed Demonic Ape roared and charged over again.
Xiao Chen formed a Dragon Head with his left hand and a Dragon Claw with his right, creating a complete dragon image. Then, he pushed both his hands forward.
“Berserk Dragon Break!”
A dragon image formed of pure Vital Qi quickly clashed with the Twin-Armed Demonic Ape, knocking it back once more.
Not even bothering to observe the results, Xiao Chen immediately turned around and fled. The Twin-Armed Demonic Ape had an absurdly strong defense; dragging the fight out would not have a good ending.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!”
Xiao Chen just flew straight on, crashing through the trees in his way and turning them into sawdust.
Such a commotion startled all the Demonic Beasts in the forest. Before long, a huge army of Demonic Beasts was chasing after Xiao Chen. If they caught up, they would tear him to bits.
Xiao Chen executed his Movement Technique to its limits, dodging all the attacks and reaching the outskirts of the forest with much difficulty.
A scarlet light flickered on his forehead, and the scarlet throne appeared. He quickly leaped onto it and turned into a beam of scarlet light moving into the distance.
I finally escaped. Xiao Chen released his bated breath. Then, he could not help but say to Ao Jiao, who was planting the Lunar Cassia Tree sapling, “You say that this Lunar Cassia Tree is a sapling. How long will it take to mature?”
Ao Jiao replied, “Not long. Under normal circumstances, it should just take two or three hundred years. However, for it to reach flowering age would probably take five hundred years.”
Five hundred years…
After fighting so hard to obtain it, he could profit from it only five hundred years later. Xiao Chen nearly vomited blood at that thought. Fortunately, he could console himself with the notion that it would be useful in the future.
At first, he could have simply obtained the Monarch Blood Grass and left quickly. Now, he had exerted so much effort, but he could avail of the thing he got only after five hundred years.
Xiao Chen felt somewhat dissatisfied as he asked, “In that case, what value does this Spirit Tree have? How can it be used?”
Within the Immortal Spirit Ring, Ao Jiao’s heart filled with joy. As she cared for the Lunar Cassia Tree sapling, she smiled and replied, “The Lunar Cassia Tree will produce Lunar Cassia Flowers. With just one flower, you will be able to recover from any sort of internal injury right away.
“As for the Lunar Cassia Fruit that forms after a thousand years, it has an even greater effect. It can increase a cultivator’s recovery ability permanently. Don’t forget that most cultivators do not temper their physical bodies.”
A permanent increase in recovery ability held a strong attraction for cultivators who did not temper the physical body. Even if Xiao Chen had no use for the Lunar Cassia Tree, he could sell its flowers and fruits to obtain more resources. In the future, he would not lack Spirit Stones.
However, it took five hundred years to flower and another five hundred years to bear fruit. Xiao Chen could only slowly wait for this absolute treasure to form, holding on for a thousand years.
When Ao Jiao saw Xiao Chen’s appearance, she covered her small mouth with her hands and giggled. “Hehe! Don’t feel down. Since I got you to do it, how could I make you wait for a thousand years?”
Hope kindled in Xiao Chen’s heart. He asked, “Could there be some way to speed up the growth of the Lunar Cassia Tree?”
“Naturally there is. Don’t forget that your Immortal Spirit Ring is a peak grade Immortal Spirit Ring. It descended from the Immortal Epoch in its complete form. Compared to the latter imitations and mended ones, it is much, much stronger.”
Ao Jiao continued unhurriedly, “As long as you obtain a Spirit Vein of a higher rank, any Spirit Trees, including the Lunar Cassia, will grow faster.”
A Spirit Vein was not that easy to obtain. However, at least he had a strategy now. At any rate, he would not really have to wait for a thousand years.
Xiao Chen could not help but ponder this problem. Then, as he took out the Monarch Blood Grass, his downcast face finally revealed a smile.
Regardless, he had managed to obtain the precious Monarch Blood Grass.
He rinsed the Monarch Blood Grass and immediately placed it in his mouth to chew slowly. Then, he refined that ancient sovereign’s bloodline within it bit by bit.
Xiao Chen’s blood surged as if it was lava. He could distinctly feel his Qi and blood continuously growing stronger, his aura becoming more refined and powerful.
The vast, respected, ancient sovereign’s bloodline slowly changed his state of mind and aura.
After that, he managed to obtain nine more Monarch Blood Grasses from other forbidden lands with the aid of the Savage Battlefield map, getting through daunting experiences without mishap.
After consuming ten Monarch Blood Grasses in the Savage Battlefield, Xiao Chen felt his physical body undergo an internal renewal.
Such a renewal did not refer to an enhancement of the bones, skin, or internal organs, or an increase in his physical strength. Instead, it was more of a feeling of vitality.
In the past, Xiao Chen’s body had only been close to a Rank 1 Sage Body. Now, he had completely attained the standards of a Rank 1 Sage Body. Furthermore, he far exceeded the standards in certain ways.
The way Xiao Chen viewed particular problems unconsciously changed somewhat as a result of the wondrous feeling that came with the advancement of his physical body.
As for the remaining Monarch Blood Grasses, obtaining them would be rather hard. They were either too far or would take too much effort to get. Furthermore, doing so would be more dangerous.
Hence, Xiao Chen gave up on this thought. Besides, he was already very satisfied with the ten Monarch Blood Grasses.
In the past, when Nuan Muyun obtained a Monarch Blood Grass, she could not even bear to use it. However, Xiao Chen consumed it like he was eating a regular meal, ingesting ten Monarch Blood Grasses in quick succession.
If this were known, it would be really interesting to see the scared expressions of some people.
We should go to the True Dragon Cave next, right? They have probably arrived at the core zone already, Ao Jiao said from the world in the Immortal Spirit Ring.
At this moment, Xiao Chen was just a peak Medial Grade Martial Monarch. Compared to the sect disciples who were here for experiential training, he would be considered nothing. There were at least eight hundred, if not a thousand, people with cultivations higher than his.
However, after consuming the ten Monarch Blood Grasses, no matter how much Xiao Chen withdrew his aura, he gave off a feeling that would evoke irrepressible fear in the depths of one’s heart.
He intended to use his aura first to suppress his opponent and take the initiative.
Xiao Chen said calmly, “There is something that I need to do. It is time to take out the Netherworld Flower in the Immortal Spirit Ring.”
Since he was going to the True Dragon Cave, if he did not have sufficient trump cards that could shock others, no matter how many treasures there were, he would not be able to get any.
Ao Jiao, who was within the Immortal Spirit Ring, had been prepared long ago. She gently waved her right hand, and the white flame within the Netherworld Flower’s core slowly drifted out of the ring.
A white light in Xiao Chen’s left eye flickered as he released the pearl-sized Lunar True Flame’s Origin Flame. Then, he began the process of absorbing the Netherworld Flame.
Among the Yin-attributed flames, the Netherworld Flame ranked quite highly. After swallowing it, Xiao Chen’s Lunar True Flame would improve remarkably.
In the past, for the sake of ensuring a balance between Yin and Yang, Xiao Chen had to suppress the Purple Thunder True Fire’s Origin Flame somewhat, because the Lunar True Flame was too weak.
As a result, Xiao Chen could not bring out the true might of the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram.
The pearl-sized Lunar True Flame’s Origin Flame swallowed the Netherworld Flame, continuously giving off sizzling sounds. The white Origin Flame grew visibly larger bit by bit.
Knowing that he could not rush the process, Xiao Chen controlled the Lunar True Flame leisurely; he was neither anxious nor nervous.
Time slowly went by. When the Lunar True Flame finished swallowing the Netherworld Flame, its pearl-sized Origin Flame had grown to the size of a baby’s fist.
The pale-white flame floated in the air, giving off a ghastly aura. Even though the temperature did not drop, it made others tremble despite the lack of chill.
Then, with a thought, a beam of purple light quickly came out from Xiao Chen’s right eye. At this moment, he released the Purple Thunder True Fire’s Origin Flame without holding back.
Suddenly, the purple and white flames started to chase each other quickly. Soon, a Taiji Diagram appeared.
At this moment, Xiao Chen perfectly merged the strong Yin and Yang flames. His Mental Energy drained continuously.
Yinyang, four divisions, the eight trigrams, and other scenes appeared around the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram. Taiji gave birth to Yinyang, which produced the four divisions; the four divisions gave birth to the eight trigrams, which created everything.
The Taiji Diagram formed by the Yin and Yang flames was the crystallization of the ancient Chinese sages’ wisdom. The Taiji Diagram materialized the scene of creation and how everything came about from nothing.
[TL Note: One version of the creation story from the ancient Chinese is the story of Pangu. The scene of creation referred to here is that story. Rather than spend multiple pages explaining it, here is a wiki link for the explanation:
Amidst the darkness, Xiao Chen seemed to have witnessed creation, a panorama of everything arising from nothing. All sorts of scenes of the mortal world unfolded. The Taiji Diagram contained everything.
After the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram achieved the perfect balance, it advanced to a whole new level, undergoing a significant qualitative change.
Xiao Chen stretched his hand out and pushed forward. In that instant, space and time froze as the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram moved forward. Heaven shook, the earth rumbled, space trembled.
It seemed like the entirety of space moved. At this moment, even if there were a mountain in front blocking him, the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram would completely uproot it.
Suddenly, the Taiji Yinyang Flame Diagram gave off a bright golden light illuminating the dark space as bright as day.
In the next moment, the flame diagram exploded. A horrifying energy wave spread in all directions, forming golden ripples.
The air seemed like water undulating outwards. The golden light was like paint. Space shook violently.
Only after a long time did the horrifying energy waves slowly fade. The golden light vanished. However, transparent ripples remained visible in the air, flickering nonstop.
When Ao Jiao, who was in the Immortal Spirit Ring, saw this scene, she exclaimed in shock, “This move is becoming more and more powerful. No wonder you have the confidence to challenge Bai Wuxue in half a year!”
Purple and white lights flickered and returned to Xiao Chen’s eyes. Then, he said, “Let’s go. Right now, I should have no problems escaping any of the seven giants.
“If I run into Bai Wuxue this time, I will not need to rely on First Senior Sister again. If he wants to take forcible action, I will not mind giving him a shocking surprise.”
The Dragon Burial Mound, where countless True Dragon Caves hid under a vast mountain range:
This place had existed for a very long time, for several myriads of years or even more. It was impossible to see or guess the splendor of this place in the past.
It seemed like a faint voice of a True Dragon sang the legends of old together with a dignified poetic saga.
How long precisely were ten thousand years? How many days had to pass?
No matter how glorious this race was or how long its legend descended, in the end, it was now just a pile of dirt. As time passed, it became only a myth for the later generations to reflect upon.
The resting place of the ancient True Dragons should be serene, solemn, and peaceful. Now, it was dilapidated; signs of the cultivators’ destruction were visible everywhere.
A scarlet light flashed in the horizon. A sovereign’s aura spread out, blowing away the clouds in front and lingering for a long time.
Occasionally, some foolish Demonic Beasts would howl at the scarlet light, wanting to eat the white-robed man on the throne.
However, before these Demonic Beasts got close, a bright purple light would appear. As electricity flickered, it turned into thousands of sharp sabers, filling them full of holes.
When the scarlet light flashed by, it would immediately crush the mutilated body into a clump of blood fog vanishing into the air.
As the scarlet clouds carried the throne, a long meteor tail trailed behind in the air, not scattering for a long time. Seen from the ground, it looked like a long rainbow slashing through the air as fast as lightning.
Long Bing suddenly held her stomach. “Ah, my stomach is hurting all of a sudden. I have to go to the washroom. Yu-Yan, you go let Xia Lei out.” She turned and ran off once she finished speaking.
“Huh? Hey!” Tang Yu-Yan was nonplussed.
Shi Bo-Ren coughed. “What are you standing there for? Go.”
“Why me?” Tang Yu-Yan looked gloomy. Whoever went to let him out would bear the brunt of his anger. She wasn’t even the one who started it, so why her?
Shi Bo-Ren put on a stern face. “Not you? Is it going to be me, then? Now, don’t mention me to him. If he asks, tell him I went on business to Russia yesterday.”
Tang Yu-Yan was speechless. Chapter 278 – Philanthropist
The concave metal door was suddenly opened and the refreshingly sexy Tang Yu-Yan walked into Xia Lei’s view. He had no smile for her.
“What the hell’s this?” said Xia Lei angrily, “What are you guys doing? Are you treating me like a criminal?”
Tang Yu-Yan put on a smiling face. “Mr Xia, my sincerest apologies… This was a misunderstanding.”
“Misunderstanding?” Xia Lei snorted. “You think I’m a three-year-old?”
Tang Yu-Yan bit the bullet and explained, “This really was a misunderstanding. This room is our… multi-purpose guest lounge. It’s still in the beta phase. Long Bing went out for an urgent mission so she got me to come take care of you.”
Lies like these could only appease three-year-olds but she had no better excuse. Her rating of Long Bing and Shi Bo-Ren fell to the pits as she spoke.
“No need!” Xia Lei strode towards the lift, looking like he didn’t want to hear any explanation.
“You…” Tang Yu-Yan didn’t know what to do.
Xia Lei ignored her and bumped her shoulder as he swept past her.
Tang Yu-Yan suddenly reached out and grabbed his arm.
Xia Lei stopped in his tracks and looked at her. His face was still dark with anger. “What do you want?”
“Don’t be mad. You’re not a kid, right? If you’re a kid then I’ll buy you sweets, okay?” Tang Yu-Yan smiled and put some sugar in her voice.
Acting cute and sweet was the most effective method for a woman to use on an angry man.
Xia Lei’s expression softened. He didn’t want to take it out on Tang Yu-Yan either but it was necessary. He wanted Shi Bo-Ren, Long Bing and Tang Yu-Yan to know that he had a temper and if something like this happened again, he wouldn’t just throw a simple fit like this. He would say ‘bye bye’ to Bureau 101!
“You’re not mad anymore?” Tang Yu-Yan asked tentatively.
A small smile appeared in the corners of Xia Lei’s mouth. “I’ll let it slide this time. I won’t come here ever again if you guys close me up again.”
This line was for Tang Yu-Yan to hear, and for Long Bing and Shi Bo-Ren too.
“Look at you. Don’t be so petty, okay?” Tang Yu-Yan grinned. “I told you, this was a misunderstanding.”
“What mission did Long Bing go on?” said Xia Lei.
“She… Uh, we received a report that two terrorists sneaked back to the country. She went to clear it up.”
“And Boss Shi?”
“My godfather, he… he went to Russia on business. Our countries have been exchanging some information recently.” Tang Yu-Yan lied without batting an eye.
“Then there’s no need for me to stay here. Send me out. I can’t go out without the passwords,” said Xia Lei.
“Okay, I’ll treat you to a drink.” Tang Yu-Yan deliberately acted all chummy with him. “I haven’t thanked you yet for modifying that sniper rifle for me. I happen to have no tasks today. Let’s have a good drink, my treat.”
“Okay, but I want to go to Angel Orphanage first. Want to come with me?” said Xia Lei.
“No problem, I’ll go with you,” said Tang Yu-Yan with a smile.
Shi Bo-Ren and Long Bing watched the monitors in an office. The monitors showed Xia Lei and Tang Yu-Yan walking towards the lift.
Shi Bo-Ren frowned. “Will he believe a lie like that?”
Long Bing smiled wryly. “He’s a smart guy. You think he’ll believe it?”
“Then why doesn’t he expose the lie?”
“He’s letting us step out of an embarrassing situation, Boss Shi. Didn’t you hear his last sentence? If we close him up again he won’t come back. This was him hinting that if we do this to him again he’ll quit,” said Long Bing.
“Then again, we did go overboard this time. He has contributed so much to the nation and we haven’t given him anything. Instead we investigate him. I’d be uncaring too if it were me,” said Long Bing.
“This is our duty.”
“Duty.” Long Bing repeated the word, her expression sombre.
Shi Bo-Ren sighed. “He’s strong. He can be a pillar of the nation if trained well. If he’s tempted by the enemy and steps into the wrong camp – there will be trouble then.”
“He is not that sort of person,” said Long Bing.
“You must always remember that nothing in this world is permanent, especially a person’s feelings. You need to watch over him and make sure he is not negatively influenced. The Gu clan has collapsed so he has no opponents in China. He can build his military factory in peace. Bring him out on missions when his military factory’s operating normally. You need to polish this gem; train him,” said Shi Bo-Ren.
Long Bing paused. “Bring him on missions. He… He has money, he has men. Would he go on dangerous missions with me? I think not.”
Shi Bo-Ren gave Long Bing a glare. “You have blocks for brains sometimes. You’re a woman, remember? Is it difficult for a woman to get a man to do something? Look at Yu-Yan. The punk melted when she acted cute. Can’t you learn that?”
Long Bing was speechless.
Shi Bo-Ren folded his muscular arms. “Try it on me.”
“I… need to go to the washroom again.” Long Bing turned and walked off.
Acting cute like Tang Yu-Yan was something less acceptable than death for Long Bing.
A Chevrolet Suburban stopped outside the gates of Angel Orphanage half an hour later. Xia Lei and Tang Yu-Yan alighted. Xia Lei felt a twinge of melancholy as he looked at the old and broken orphanage and thought of Sang Qing-Xin and Sang Yue-Yue.
He did not know what happened to Danny in the end but he could foresee that Sang Qing-Xin and Sang Yue-Yue would only be able to reunite with him after many years, even if he did not die. Sang Yue-Yue would be a mother herself by that time, wouldn’t she?
The world was like this. A kind woman like Sang Qing-Xin was not able to have her happiness, and an innocent, adorable child like Sang Yue-Yue was not able to have her father around while growing up, yet those vile, greedy people led superior lifestyles, had luxurious cars and riches. It wasn’t fair.
Xia Lei found Sang Qing-Xin in one of the run-down classrooms teaching Chinese to a group of about ten grubby children. She held pictures of a bird, a fish, the sun and so on for the word-matching lesson. Sang Yue-Yue was also in the classroom. She stayed in a corner, playing with a tattered teddy bear.
The children had not one stitch of decent clothing on them. The clothes were all donated – some too big, some too small. The sight of them made one’s heart ache.
The children were learning earnestly and Xia Lei and Tang Yu-Yan’s appearance disturbed their learning. The children looked at them and smiled, saying in chorus, “Hello Uncle, hello Auntie.”
Their smiles pulled at Xia Lei’s heartstrings. “Hello, hello.”
“Mr Xia, Miss… Hello.” Sang Qing-Xin greeted them too.
“I hope I’m not disturbing you?” said Xia Lei politely.
“It’s all right. Children, please do your own activities.” Sang Qing-Xin left them with an instruction and walked out of the classroom.
Xia Lei and Tang Yu-Yan went with her.
“Come have a seat in my office,” said Sang Qing-Xin politely.
“No thanks. Take us around your orphanage and we can chat as we go,” said Xia Lei.
“Okay, please come with me.” Sang Qing-Xin brought Xia Lei and Tang Yu-Yan around the orphanage.
Angel Orphanage had no support from charitable organisations and no governmental assistance. It relied on the kindness and donations of others and thus was very simply set up and had almost no decent facilities. Xia Lei’s heart ached at the sight.
“Is my husband’s wounds any better, Mr Xia?” Sang Qing-Xin had been dying to ask him that.
Tang Yu-Yan opened her mouth to say something but Xia Lei moved in front of her to cut her off. He nudged her toes with his heel. “Nn, much better. We’ve the best doctors in the nation looking after him. He will recover quickly.”
“Can I see him?” Sang Qing-Xin looked relieved. “I miss him a lot and Yue-Yue too. She keeps asking to see her Daddy.”
“This…” Xia Lei said, “He is still in the Intensive Care Unit. You won’t be able to see him even if you went.”
Sang Qing-Xin was disappointed. “Then when can I see him?”
“Soon, soon, don’t worry.” Xia Lei changed the topic. “Director Sang, I actually came here to see you as the Chairman of Thunder Horse Manufacturing. I want to talk to you about building a new orphanage.”
“Huh?” Sang Qing-Xin stared blankly.
Xia Lei continued, “I want to set up a charity fund for Angel Orphanage. I would like to build a state-of-the-art orphanage for you and the children, will all the facilities. The children will have their own library, bright and spacious dormitories and a cafeteria, and a computer room…”
“Mr Xia, you…” Sang Qing-Xin couldn’t help interrupting but she didn’t know what to say.
Xia Lei smiled. “You’re a good person. You should have some recognition and repayment. I’ll build a new orphanage for you and the children, and I’ll give you fifty million in charity funds. You will have all rights to the money and you can do whatever you want with it.”
“Th, this…” Sang Qing-Xin was so emotional she could not speak.
“Please keep your mobile phone line clear for the next few days. I’ll send someone to contact you and talk to you about building the orphanage and the charity fund,” said Xia Lei.
“Mr Xia, I, I’m not dreaming, am I?” Sang Qing-Xin held her cheeks, suspecting that this was a dream.
“Director Sang, I believe that good things come to good people. Our company, Thunder Horse Manufacturing is going to walk hand-in-hand with you. You will not be alone in your journey of doing good for the community.” Xia Lei reached out a hand to Sang Qing-Xin.
Sang Qing-Xin took his hand with both hands, and tears of gratitude fell from her eyes. Her voice grew husky too. “Mr Xia, no, Chairman Xia, thank you…. Thank you…”
Xia Lei wiped discreetly at the tears in the corners of his eyes after leaving Angel Orphanage.
He didn’t feel bad for a person like Danny but he felt terrible for Sang Qing-Xin, Sang Yue-Yue, and the poor orphans there. Sang Qing-Xin and the children touched him and this was why he was building them a new orphanage on top of the fifty million. The fifty million was because of the deal he had made with Danny and building a new orphanage for the children was because of his kindly feelings.
“I couldn’t tell that you were this sort of person,” said Tang Yu-Yan softly.
Xia Lei looked back at her with a faint smile on his lips. “What sort of person am I?”
“A kind person.” Tang Yu-Yan giggled. “A philanthropist.”
“Don’t make fun of me. I’m no philanthropist.”
“How not? There are many billionaires and gazillionaires in this world and compared to them you’re a poor man. But what you did today is something a lot of billionaires aren’t willing to do. What are you if not a philanthropist?” Tang Yu-Yan stared steadily at Xia Lei, as if she could see his other face.
Xia Lei laughed uncomfortably. “Don’t put a top hat on me. Didn’t you say you’d treat me to a drink?”
Tang Yu-Yan grinned. “I heard Long Bing say your culinary skills are the best. How about this – go to my place and you cook. We’ll have a good meal. We’ll learn from each other afterwards.”
The smile on Xia Lei’s face froze. Chapter 279 – Predator and Meat
The original plan was to first return to Haizhu but Xia Lei changed his mind and went straight to Sichuan. He stayed in the city for two days, inspecting the construction site of the new factory and taking care of the paperwork. Zhou Xiao-Hong had done a good job; she was a local and handled local matters well. With Yin Hao helping, Xia Lei didn’t really have much to worry about as boss.
Xia Lei returned to Haizhu two days later.
Lu Sheng had been discharged and was back at work. Lu Sheng personally opened the gates for Xia Lei when he drove to the company and the two of them chatted for a bit.
Xia Lei called Qin Xiang to his office when he got in.
Guan Ling-Shan made tea for them both. “Have some tea, Chairman Xia, Big Sister Xiang.”
Qin Xiang didn’t mind Guan Ling-Shan calling him ‘Big Sister’ – he looked quite happy about it and had a bashful smile on his face. When Guan Ling-Shan put the cup of tea before him, he reached out and brushed his hand against hers, and a small item in her suit-jacket was transferred to his hand.
Guan Ling-Shan did not discover anything but Xia Lei had seen everything. Qin Xiang had actually stolen a sanitary pad.
Qin Xiang seemed to have been bitten by the item he stole and he threw it at Xia Lei’s leg.
Xia Lei acted like he’d been prodded by electricity and quickly snatched up the sanitary pad. He stood and patted Guan Ling-Shan on the shoulder. “Ling-Shan, it’s been hard on you.”
The rookies were completely shocked.
“This silly buffalo actually can run so fast?”
“Fuck, this isn’t scientific. He’s like a buffalo but he runs faster than a rabbit!”
“Ye Jiaquan, we have underestimated him. We thought he was just a silly buffalo with brute strength, who knew that he was a scud missile.”
The rookies were extremely shocked. Wang Lin and Xiang Wu’s gaze also turned solemn, because they had to admit that with their speeds, there was a high chance that they could not keep up with Ye Jiaquan!
Even Riko was slightly startled, “Indeed, birds of a feather flock together. How can people who hang out with Shi Xiaobai be normal? This ‘Raging Bull Steps’ has the style of ‘Wind Walk’.”
Yama Minamiya nodded and said, “It looks like the quality of rookies in this [Annihilation] batch is not bad. This child’s ‘Raging Bull Steps’ is about to break through to the Exemplary Mastery realm. He is a rare talent.”
While everyone was marveling at Ye Jiaquan’s sudden burst of speed, someone was feeling speechless.
Shi Xiaobai cracked the corner of his lips. He had only wanted Ye Jiaquan to lead the way so that he could retrieve the letter in the rookie dormitories. He never expected Ye Jiaquan to be the one rushing out, as though he would sacrifice his life to bring the letter back.
Of course, this was all his fault for not making things clear, but…
Why is this Steel Ox running so slowly?
“No, this won’t do. It will be too late if this goes on.”
With Shi Xiaobai’s eyes focused, he raised his feet and chased at full speed with Crab Steps. He found Ye Jiaquan’s speed too slow, so a lot of time would definitely be wasted if he waited for Ye Jiaquan to retrieve the letter and return.
As Shi Xiaobai charged out, a scene that made everyone nearly pop their eyes out happened.
Everyone saw Shi Xiaobai take a step forward with his right foot and then another step with his left. He clearly did not seem to take wide strides nor was the frequency very high, but his figure seemed to instantly traverse distances of more than ten meters with each stride. In just a few seconds, he had caught up to Ye Jiaquan. With a pinch of Ye Jiaquan’s arm, he proceeded forward with Ye Jiaquan. The two people rapidly disappeared below the horizon.
This scene was just like a motorcycle cruising. A person who was riding a bicycle was lamenting how fast the motorcycle was, when suddenly a Ferrari charged forward, blocking the motorcycle. At a speed several times faster than the motorcycle, the Ferrari refreshed the person’s world view.
At this moment, everyone was in a daze. They couldn’t even shout out “holy shit”.
Riko was close to tears. Shi Xiaobai’s “Crab Steps” had reached the Dominating Refinement realm, a realm higher than her Meteor Steps!
Yama Minamiya also confirmed his guess that Shi Xiaobai was “IChooseDogLeading”!
And at this moment, the rookies that wanted to beat Shi Xiaobai up immediately broke out into cold sweat. This little bitch was still the same old person that loved to act the pig in order to eat tigers. They had nearly fell for his machination!
… Chapter 126: The adorable you
Under Ye Jiaquan’s guidance, the duo proceeded extremely quickly with Shi Xiaobai’s maniacal “Crab Steps”, surprising many passers-by.
Thankfully, the rookie dormitories were built not far from the training grounds. The two of them spent only three minutes to arrive at the rookie dormitories.
Ye Jiaquan did not dare delay any further and immediately located the letter Chen Lingcun had left for Shi Xiaobai.
When Shi Xiaobai received it, he tore it open while feeling a little nervous.
As he slowly looked at the letter, a handwriting as delicate as a girl’s came into view, but when he saw the first line, Shi Xiaobai was left stunned.
“Dahei…No, I think I should address you as Shi Xiaobai. Sorry, I have been lying to you.”
Shi Xiaobai’s eyebrows gently trembled, but he quickly took a breath and continued reading.
To be able to see through This King’s identity, you are indeed worthy to be one of This King’s most loyal fanatics!
“I saw through you from the very beginning, so I had made many lies, including…the words of respect for ‘Shi Xiaobai’, including that ‘Shi Xiaobai is the hope of all humanity’ line, as well as “maybe Shi Xiaobai has always been by our side’…they were all faked.”
Shi Xiaobai’s eyes stared and felt his breathing stifled. He nearly tore the letter apart.
“Calm down, calm down. This King needs to calm down.”
Shi Xiaobai gritted his teeth to force himself to calm down before he continued reading the letter.
“But I wished everything would be true.”
Shi Xiaobai was slightly stunned as his taut face finally relaxed.
This little Snack sure was naughty.
He kept saying otherwise verbally, but he was honest in his heart. Since he had the heart that aspired to be This King’s follower, he deserved earning the forgiveness of This King.
“Then here comes the question. Which of the above sentences is the truth and which is the lie?”
Shi Xiaobai’s curled his mouth and crumpled the letter into a ball with a deadpan expression.
Ye Jiaquan asked nervously from the side.
“Nothing, This King’s hand was a bit itchy.”
Shi Xiaobai sighed and then spread out the crumpled letter again. He then continued reading the next line.
“Sorry, forgive me for my naughtiness because you are just too adorable, so adorable that I can’t help but want to ‘tease’ you.”
Shi Xiaobai was too deep for tears. He was too bold to actually dare to “tease” him, a King of kings.
Fuck, [Kill Chen Lingcun] might as well be chosen the next time.
Shi Xiaobai kept feeling that this letter did not seem like it was written by Chen Lingcun. The words seemed to permeate a “wretched” flavor. He remembered that Snack was not such a Snack.
Were his true colors exposed because he was leaving?
Shi Xiaobai shook his head and continued reading.
“Forgive me for using the word adorable, because there is really no way for me to find another descriptive word to describe the feelings you give me. In fact, I pondered over the written sentence for a very long time. I thought of countless words but finally still chose the word ‘adorable’.”
“Do you know, when I realized that you were an existence that could remember me, I really felt that you were world’s…fifteenth adorable person,”
“Out of the fourteen people before you, twelve of them are no longer alive. One of them is hiding somewhere I can’t find, and another one is Silly Ye, so…the people that can remember me in this world are only limited to you and them, a total of three people.”
“This is my fate, and also my retribution, so I am not sad because of it. Instead, I am happy from the bottom of my heart because of your appearance.”
Shi Xiaobai was slightly stunned when he read this. He finally understood why dozens of rookies claimed to never have heard of the name “Chen Lingcun”.
So that was the case. But what was the reason why no one else but Ye Jiaquan and him were able to remember Chen Lingcun?
“As for why only you and Silly Ye can remember me, I’m sorry. I’m not sure either. If I know the reason behind it…I probably…probably can’t change anything.”
“Alright, the nonsense and whining above is really not my style. Forgive me for my excited mood when I was writing this letter because I will immediately be looking for someone I have to find. It really can’t wait, so while I’m trying to finish this letter as fast as possible, I still have many things I want to say to you…Next, please read it very seriously and remember it well and keep it on your mind.”
“Shi Xiaobai, do you know why I know you are Shi Xiaobai?”
“That’s because I can smell the odor of a Celestial. Don’t ask me where my nose was manufactured, nor should you ask me what brand of perfume the odor of a Celestial is. In short, your body has a very, very thick odor of a Celestial.”
“The biggest proof is your possession of the Perception of God, but the Celestial odor on you is just too thick, so I believe you might have two or more Six Senses of God. And for a human to have two Six Senses of God…that is already an existence that blasphemes the grace of gods.”
“That is to say, if the Celestials were to discover your existence…Then…they will come to the human world to kill you for the glory of ‘god’.”
“Upon reading to this point, you would likely ask…what is a Celestial? Is it the lackey of a god under This King?”
“Forgive me for writing that as I accidentally laughed.”
“You are really…very adorable.”
“The Celestials are actually just a bunch of aliens. A bunch…of aliens much stronger than humans. They have even ruled over the human world for a period of time. However, after the second apocalypse, large numbers of Celestials were wiped out, so they escaped back to their planet and have considered this planet as a forbidden zone.”
“Haha, actually this matter is taught many times in history classes during middle school. However, the lack of common knowledge you display makes me seriously suspect if you are illiterate, so I specially explained what Celestials are.”
“Shi Xiaobai, the Celestials might view this planet as a forbidden zone, but they have been constantly observing this planet. Once a human with two or more Six Senses of God appears, the human will be considered a threat. They would send people to kill or take the human back, so as to prevent their ethnic blood to live on in the human world.”
“Also…I actually smell a hint of an Infernal from you. I wish that is just my imagination or your enemy will not be limited to the Celestials, but all alien races that fill the vast universe.”
“So, you are currently in grave danger.”
“You need help.”
“No, you need protection.”
“You need a strong person to be your guardian to withstand against ordinary Celestial race members. And the most likely guardian you can find now will be-the three powerhouses of [Gaia].”
“Instructor Hisith’s personality is too weird, and you have already infringed his taboo…Right, I’m really curious about what you were thinking… To actually ask Instructor Hisith for his underwear…”
“Let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about the next powerhouse-Her Excellency Kali.”
“Her Excellency Kali…is rumored to be very old and very ugly. Furthermore, she is very bad-tempered and has a rather odd character. Also, she is the strongest amongst the three powerhouses that even Instructor Hisith does not dare mess with her. She is an old witch that strangers keep away from. Even people familiar with her would not approach her. I believe you will have to thank your lucky stars to be able to speak to her.”
“So, it’s best you choose His Excellency One-Pun. Since His Excellency One-Pun is willing to choose you to be a protectee of his ‘God’s Guardian’, it means the degree of attention he awards you is extraordinary. Maybe he will be willing to help you fight against the Celestial killers.”
“Use every means you have to make His Excellency One-Pun protect you at all costs, then desperately become stronger. Make yourself so strong that normal Celestials can’t do anything to you…This is the only suggestion I can give you.”
“Shi Xiaobai, I will treat the sentence ‘This King is the weakest person’ that you once said as the best present, and also treat it as a most precious memory.”
“Also, you are the…strongest person I have ever seen. Maybe you will one day become a kind of King. When the time comes, will I be able to hug onto your thigh and be a good-for-nothing favorite subject of a King?”
“Live on. If there comes a day, we meet again…I will reluctantly satisfy you by calling you ‘King’.”
“If that day ever comes.”
“Then…goodbye, adorable Shi Xiaobai.”
… Chapter 127: This is the reason why you are enduring?
After Shi Xiaobai finished reading Lingcun’s letter, his heart felt slightly heavy. It was not because of the Celestials and Infernals Lingcun mentioned in his letter, but because there was no information he desperately needed in the letter. He still had no idea where Lingcun had gone.
Furthermore, after reading the letter, Shi Xiaobai was more determined to [Save Chen Lingcun].
“This King will definitely make you be perfectly willing to bow and address This King as ‘The Great King’.”
Shi Xiaobai felt mixed emotions as he looked at the last line in Lingcun’s letter-Live on. If there comes a day, we meet again…I will reluctantly satisfy you by calling you ‘King’.
Ye Jiaquan noticed how Shi Xiaobai’s face was sullen after reading the letter, so feeling an ominous sense of foreboding, he immediately asked, “How is it, Brother Dahei. Can this letter save Lingcun?”
Shi Xiaobai remained silent for a while before sighing. He then looked at the letter in his hand once again and began reading it carefully.
Read it again, there might be an inkling!
Suddenly, Shi Xiaobai’s gaze stopped.
“Alright, the nonsense and whining above is really not my style. Forgive me of my excited mood when I was writing this letter because I will immediately be looking for someone I have to find.”
Shi Xiaobai’s eyes slightly lit up. This line was the main reason why Chen Lingcun had left. He had left because he was looking for somebody.
Shi Xiaobai immediately looked at Ye Jiaquan and asked, “Has Lingcun ever mentioned how he has always been looking for someone?”
Upon hearing this, Ye Jiaquan immediately frowned. He racked his brains and kept pondering over it. He knew every answer of his determined Lingcun’s outcome, so even if he had to tear his brains apart, he did not dare to honestly say “Me don’t know” again.
Moments later, Ye Jiaquan suddenly said in excitement, “Me remembers…Lingcun previously asked Instructor Hisith about a person’s whereabouts in class…Could it be that person?”
Shi Xiaobai was slightly startled and immediately recalled what had happened that day in class. Back then, Chen Lingcun and Hisith had mentioned about a particular person. Chen Lingcun had asked Hisith about the person’s whereabouts in an agitated manner and finally said that he would find Hisith alone.
If that was the case, Lingcun must have asked about the person’s whereabouts from Hisith before deciding on leaving Steel City to search for that person.
Liu Hongxian starts to eat like she is a hungry ghost. Her eating manner shocked Liu Yi.
Is this is Liu Hongxian that I see usually? Did she get possessed by second senior bother!
“This is the most delicious hot pot that I had ever eaten in this lifetime…”
As Liu Hongxian eats the hotpot, she starts opening the beer and starts drinking carefreely. “Indeed drinking beer while eating hot pot is the best!”
“Eat slower…no one is snatching from you…”
While Liu Yi watches Liu Hongxian eats he is actually thinking of other things.
While Liu Yi helps Liu Hongxian continue to add meat into the pot, he asks, “Leader you say, why did the Yamaguchi Group people come and find trouble for us?”
“Is there even a need to say. When you are chasing Yunsen Akemi did Wakabayashi Ryo see it?”
As Liu Hongxian drinks her beer, she drawls, “That Wakabayashi Ryo chases after Yunsen Akemi crazily. Furthermore, he is the son of the current head of the Yamaguchi Group. I guess that it is he who is finding trouble for you.”
“What the, this fellow is from the Yamaguchi Group?! What an asshole ah!”
Liu Yi’s mouth twitches, “This task is too fraudulent already! So be it if I have to pick up the daughter of the big missy of Glorious Sun Conglomerate, I still need to become enemy of Yamaguchi Group! What kind of strategy is this ah, this is also too difficult already…”
“No choice. Do you think that it is that easy to save China?”
Liu Hongxian shrugs her shoulder, “For this task, I already prepared myself to die. Liu Yi, you also should have this awareness.”
“I am not afraid of dying.”
Liu Yi tells Liu Hongxian, “I only feel that this task is too fraudulent that’s all. Picking up girls is originally not my forte. If you let me go and deal with Glorious Sun Conglomerate or Yamaguchi Group, I would not say anything and immediately slaughter my way over. But making me cheat the feelings of a girl, alas…”
“Forget it, do you think that you are Ultraman, still want to flip over two major groups.”
Liu Hongxian rolls her eyes, “Even if you are really an Ultraman after you had flipped over the two groups, you might not even find where the laboratory is. The moment they bring the virus source to our country, it will be the doomsday of our china. Picking up a girl is not the main point. The main point is to find the location of the virus source. You can only get close to Yunsen Oishi through Yunsen Akemi. There is no other way.”
They do not know where Yunsen Oishi is hidden now. Not even the 12th military intelligence department is able to find his location.
The breakthrough method is Yunsen Akemi, this girl.
Alas…even if I cannot bear it, Yunsen Akemi will still become a sacrifice victim.
If she wants to blame, she can only blame that she was born in the wrong family.
“You actually have protective feelings for the fairer sex?”
Truenamer While Liu Hongxian eats she criticizes Liu Yi.
“I am not cold blooded okay!”
Liu Yi is rather helpless, “I feel like doing this thing, in the end, I will definitely enter hell.”
“You stinky scumbag originally was already unable to enter heaven!”
“Luckily I do not believe in god….”
Liu Yi lets out a sigh of relief making Liu Hongxian rolls her eyes.
“Anyways, this task is definitely not that easy. We need to make surefire preparations.”
Liu Hongxian suddenly claps her hands in delight, “Gods, I suddenly forgot a matter! Such an important matter I actually forget about it! Too scary already!”
Liu Yi also becomes anxious as he stares at Liu Hongxian.
Liu Hongxian says in annoy, “I actually forgot to add hot pepper oil!”
“No wonder there is no taste after eating for a while! Quickly, Liu Yi! Go and take for me, no spice is not joyous!”
“What the….you are tricking me!”
Liu Yi got emotional earlier, these are emotions.
“Isn’t eating spiciness a big matter? Don’t you know that I am a Sichuan person?”
“What the…boss I’ll go and take it for you!”
Liu Yi can only stand up, “Where did you place it?”
“The third door of the cupboard, it is inside there!”
Liu Yi searches around for a while but is unable to find the hot pepper oil.
“Don’t have ah, did you forget it?”
“Not possible! My memory is perfect!”
“Sometimes there might also have errors, it is really not here!”
“Not possible, it is definitely there! You are too trashy already, let me go and find…”
Liu Hongxian stands up.
But her leg is quite swollen. The moment she stands up, her leg is unable to support herself and causes her to topple.
She lets out a shriek but she is quite agile and her reactions are rather quick. She immediately grabs hold of the table in front to support her body.
But her hand actually press against the side of the pot, causing the hot pot to flip over and all of the soup water inside slashes on to Liu Hongxian’s body.
Konosuba In real Life Liu Hongxian lets out a shriek and falls on her butt, “Scalded me ah!”
The water in the hot pot is already quite scalding. Luckily Liu Hongxian is wearing clothing…otherwise, she would have been scalded!
But her situation is nowhere good. Currently, her body is completely covered with hot pot soup. Her shirt and pants are dripping wet. There is also a piece of mutton, vermicelli and the likes covering it!
A crab is also hanging from the top of her pants, swaying around.
“My leader ah….you, you did not get scalded right?”
“Wuwuwuwu…why am I so unlucky today ah…”
Liu Hongxian is about to cry, “My clothing is completely dirty and I need to immediately wash it…..gods……how, how am I able to wash ah…..” At this moment Liu Yi sees that Liu Hongxian had not only completely dirtied her clothing, one of her hand had turned red from being scalded.
Luckily Liu Hongxian is not like a small girl. She is a female hero, otherwise, she would have started crying loudly.
“My right hand is quite badly scalded.”
Liu Hongxian sits there wretchedly as she blows on her slightly red and swollen right hand, “Really is unlucky all the way to home!”
“Take off your clothing.”
Seeing Liu Hongxian completely wet appearances, Liu Yi feels that the atmosphere is slightly charming. “Let me help you wash your clothing. You go and take a bath first.”
Currently, Liu Hongxian’s body is covered with the smell of the hot pot. She is almost about to disdain herself.
“How can I take off my clothing! My right hand has no feeling!”
While speaking, Liu Hongxian’s works carry a trace of anger, “Why is it that after meeting you I became so unlucky, unhappy, damn unhappy ah!”
“Then let me go then….”
Liu Yi can only dejectedly turn around and walks away.
Liu Hongxian shouts behind him, “You scumbag, you made me so miserable and you are going to not care about me? Heartless rat! Chen Shimei!”
“What the heck, why does your scolding sound a bit wrong ah!”
Hearing this Liu Yi retorts, “What is the heck with Heartless rat and Chen Shimei ah? You say it like I did something to you!”
Liu Hongxian asks, “You made me so wet, is there anything wrong with making you responsible?”
Liu Yi nearly collapses, is this lass doing it on purpose or not, what she says really want my life ah…
Really make me unable to look at her in the face. it really makes people think wrongly ah…
“What do you mean….by making you so wet ah?”
Liu Yi can only turn around and looks at Liu Hongxian who is sitting there speechlessly.
“You irresponsible scumbag!”
Liu Hongxian sits there as she points at Liu Yi and scolds, “Didn’t you make me like this, could it be that I cause it on my own?”
You yourself caused it, would it be….self….coughs already….
Liu Yi’s heart turns wicked a bit as he coughs and shrugs his shoulders asking, “Then what do you want me to do?”
“You….today I’ll let you take advantage!”
Liu Hongxian lets out a breath, blowing away the bangs on her forehead, “You help me fill the bathtub with water!”
Liu Yi nods his head, this is not a bard thing to so.
He immediately walks to the bathroom and starts filling the bathtub with warm water.
The water heater in Liu Hongxian’s house had always been turned on. Thus there is no need to first heat the water which is rather convenient.
From outside comes Liu Hongxian’s shout, “Are you done already, it is damn difficult to bear!”
“Okay, okay, it is done now.”
Liu Yi swings away the water droplets on his hand before walking to the living room.
Liu Hongxian is still sitting there not moving. The expression on her face is very twisted.
“Water is done, you can go and bathe.”
“Have you seen before people wearing clothing and bathing?”
Liu Hongxian glares at Liu Yi fiercely.
Liu Yi says jokingly, “Then what yo do…could it be that you want me to help you take off my clothing?”
“You….you are not allowed to secretly look….”
Out of his expectations, Liu Hongxian actually agree to it!
What the heck!
She agreed to it?!
“You’ve already told me,” Grandon said, shaking his head. “Lord Saul was my greatest supporter. Do you know how anxious I am now that Christian’s real identity is revealed?”
“I’m not talking about that time,” the old mage said. “I’m talking about this time.”
“None of those three you’ve invited are people who can be easily convinced,” the old mage reminded Grandon. Chapter 307: Best out of 36 Strategies
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Anfey, should we go?” Christian asked quietly.
“Are we that hungry? Do we need this dinner that bad?” Anfey smiled.
“Of course not. Who cares about this dinner?” Blavi burst into laughter.
“Then we are not going to his dinner.” Anfey looked firm about this decision.
“Is it appropriate?” Riska said hesitantly. “Prince Granden would feel embarrassed and get mad if we do not go.”
“We are madder than him!” Blavi said. He looked like a person who just worried that the world might not be in a chaos. That way he would have no entertainment to watch.
“I agree with Blavi. Christian, if you go, Granden would look down upon you even more. We need to let him know that it is not that easy to make up for what he did. Next time, he would think more carefully before he made a similar mistake,” Anfey said calmly.
“Right! If we just let it go and forgive him this time, he would ask us to forgive him again next time.” Blavi was so excited that he jumped on the chair after he received support from Anfey. “We need act to show him he should stop dreaming that we would forgive him so easily.”
“Ok. We are not going.” Christian had decided not to go. His announcement meant everything.
“Send a servant to tell them that we got stuck with something right now and could not go. As for the reason we cannot go…just pick any reason.” Anfey suddenly remembered something. “Oh, right. Hagan, can you unlock an Element lock?”
“Element lock? Did you see an Element lock?” Hagan asked.
“Yes. Can you unlock it?” Anfey asked.
“Yes. In fact, it is pretty easy. As long as you have the spells, you can easily unlock it,” Hagan said.
“Why would I ask you if we had the spells?” Anfey shook his head. “Can you unlock it without spells?”
“No. If Master Jacob is here, he may be able to unlock it. If we want to force it open, we have to know the permutation of the elements. Do you think I can do that?” Hagan smiled bitterly. “Where did you see the Element lock?”
“In a secret chamber,” Anfey said.
“Secret chamber?” Hagan was intrigued. “What’s in the chamber?”
“We have taken out all the other stuff. Only a big case is left. It is locked with an Element lock,” Anfey said.
“What’s in the case?” Hagan asked.
“Are you stupid?” Blavi could not help yelling at Hagan. “The Element lock is not unlocked yet, how could we know what is inside the case?” Blavi glanced at Anfey. In fact, he did know what was in the case. Suzanna had made it very clear that secrets should be kept among them and they should not let anyone else know about it. Anfey also stressed that they could not let anyone else know about it, so Blavi spoke before anyone else could because he was worried someone could have talked about the secret by accident.
“Hagan, can you unlock it?” Anfey repeated the same question.
“Without spells, we cannot unlock an Element lock, but I should be able to move the Element lock,” Hagan said.
“If you can, say you can. If you cannot, then just say you cannot. What do you mean when you say you should be able to?” Anfey frowned. This was a big deal. He had to get an accurate answer.
“Don’t push me too hard. I am just an alchemist.” Hagan smiled bitterly. “Theoretically, I can make the volatility of elements freeze for a short amount of time, but I have never dealt with an Element lock before. How could I be too sure about it?”
“Will you possibly fail?” Riska asked.
“Yes,” Hagan said.
“What would happen if you failed?” Riska asked.
“You will never see me.” Hagan heaved a deep sigh. He chose to be an alchemist because the timing had been right and he was timid. He neither wanted to face death in battle nor see those evil-looking magic beasts. Being an alchemist was not only a safe job, but also had a lot of benefits. Alchemists received more respect than mages. They had poor ability to protect themselves. However, people rarely gave alchemists a hard time. Hagan never thought he would become an “EOD expert.” The power of an Element lock would be the same as the power of more than a dozen intermediate magic arrays of Chaos together. He definitely would disappear if he failed.
“Anfey, do we have to move the Element lock?” Christian asked.
“Yes, this time is different than last time. We secretly left Sacred City last time, but we have received others’ attention this time. There must be many people stalking us. The secret of the secret chamber will leak, so we have to move that case away from the chamber,” Anfey said.
“Let’s kill all those stalkers!” Blavi said with hatred. They used to be a group of kids only knowing about practicing magic, but now they talked about killing all the time. On the bright side, they had matured. On the other hand, it showed the pathetic side of human nature. This group of kids had learned sometimes it is better to kill others before they could get killed themselves.
“What if the king sent them? Do we kill them? Do you want to rebel against the king?” Zubin asked.
Blavi did not know how to respond for a second. “What good ideas do you have?”
“How about letting me read through Master Jacob’s scripts to see if there is anything about the Element lock,” Hagan said. “Even if there is nothing about an Element lock, Master Jacob is coming to Sacred City in a few days. I could ask him in person and learn something new. I would be more confident when I have to move the Element lock.”
“Hagan, you have to be more alert. Ok? Don’t mention anything about treasure. Just tell him you are interested in an Element lock,” Anfey said.
“Don’t worry. I am not a little kid.” Hagan suddenly remembered something. “Anfey, are we leaving Sacred City for sure?”
“Yes,” Anfey said.
“How about my lab?” Hagan felt pained when he thought about how much time and effort he had put into the lab. He spent a couple of sleepless nights building the lab. He finally built his first lab. Before he could enjoy it for a few days, they had to leave. No matter what others would think, Hagan really did not want to leave.
“It was not a long term plan to have a lab in Sacred City, because we have to leave here soon or later,” Anfey said slowly. “Don’t worry. Either in Violet City or Sword Tomb Principality, we definitely will build a new lab for you. For the next few days, you can take down anything you feel will be useful.”
“Ok.” Hagan helplessly nodded.
Anfey looked around. “I think you guys could tell Sacred City is getting more complicated. It would not do us any good to stay here. Prince Granden thinks we are causing trouble for him. Prince Wester thinks we would be his opponents and never get along with him. We will have trouble sooner or later if we stay here. Christian, if you have decided not to fight for the throne, you should make it more clear and look more determined. You’d better leave Sacred City and get away from the troubles.”
Zubin cleared his throat, “Anfey, Wester is not quite like you think he is.”
“Oh?” Anfey said.
“Today I met two mages. They were very nice to me and wanted to be friends with me. They also let me know they are with Prince Wester. It seems that Prince Wester wanted to make friends with us,” Zubin said.
“Why didn’t you say it earlier?” Blavi said, frowning.
“Anfey called us over and started talking about Granden’s invitation right away. I did not get a chance,” Zubin said.
“This only makes the situation even more complicated,” Anfey said quietly. “We are not going to keep neutral in Sacred City. In addition, we might make our professor take on more weight. If something happens to us, the professor would have to take care of us. If we leave, the professor does not have to worry about us.”
“I agreed with Anfey from the beginning. I think we all can agree on this. I just do not know what choice the others would make.” Christian sighed. This conversation involved Suzanna, Hui Wei, and six others, not even half of the legion. It was hard to know what the other half of the legion would choose because they would not want to leave Saul. Choosing the right teacher was important in terms of magical study, and sometimes could be a determining factor.
“Christian, can you represent us and talk to the professor about how we see the situation. As long as the professor supports us, they would come with us,” Anfey said.
“Ok.” Christian nodded.
“If we leave Sacred City now, there is another benefit for us,” Anfey said, smiling.
“What benefit?” Christian was shocked.
“Leaving Sacred City means you have no interest in the throne,” Anfey said. “Right now the king should feel the most secure about you. I think he knows what happened on your birthday. We should not say Granden and Wester had any evil intentions towards you, but at the very least they were not nice to you. How would you protect yourself in the future?” Anfey said.
“Didn’t you say we are going to build our own Sword Tomb Principality?” Christian asked.
“We think so.” Anfey smiled. “The king should have made one, or even a few, plans for you, because he is your father. I think it will not take long after we reach Violet City for the king to ask you to take over Sword Tomb Principality. We have nothing right now, but once we are in charge of Sword Tomb Principality, we will be in much better shape.”
“I see,” Christian said.
“When we leave, we’d better ask Brother Entos to go with us,” Anfey said.
“I overheard the conversation between Brother Entos and Marino. They were discussing the time to go back to the Country of Mercenaries. I do not think Bro Entos would come with us,” Christian said.
“Christian, we need you to talk to our professor. You’d better make us look really sympathetic. If our professor asks him to go with us, then he does not have a say where he wants to go.”
“Good idea.” Christian’s eyes brightened. “Brother Entos has been travelling for so many years. He is a lot more experienced than us. He has been senior magister for a long time, so we can ask him if we have any question about magic.”
“Anfey, it would be even better if you could ask Master Ernest to join us,” Blavi blurted out.
“Well…I will try.” Anfey slowly nodded. Chapter 308: Changes
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Yolanthe’s court began to change when Sacred City welcomed the first snow of the year. After the war, Yolanthe and his cabinet had been debating how to reward those who had served the nation well. However, no decision had been made yet. Everyone had been waiting for the final decision.
Saul received the best reward. Saul had forced the leader of Dark Moon Magic Legion, Newyoheim, to fight with him and won the battle. He set up a large magic array that spanned a fifty miles radius. This saved Maho Empire’s army from Newyoheim’s forbidden spell and saved thousands of lives. Yolanthe decided to make Saul a marquis. This decision became the item everyone was talking about immediately after it was announced. There hadn’t been a new marquis in a century. Even though a marquis title like Saul’s could not be passed down to Niya, it was still a major event. A number of people thought perhaps the title was too great a reward, but no one objected, not even Philip. Saul was a popular person both among the nobility and among the commoners. Objection would not only alienate Saul, but also Yolanthe. No one wanted to offend their king.
Another one rewarded was Baery. He had led his Roaring Death Legion to cut off Ellisen army’s retreat route and prevented Ellisen army from overpowering Maho army. Yolanthe did not give Baery a noble title. Instead, he made Baery a head general and placed him in charge of the legions. This decision shocked Yolanthe’s court. Normally, the king would not give the role of general away until he was ready to pick an heir. This meant that Yolanthe was slowly giving up power. The legions could work together because the different legions respected each other. Now that all the legions had the same general, it would be harder for anyone to take the throne.
A lot of people had been trying to figure out why Yolanthe had named Baery the head general. In reality, Yolanthe’s intention was very simple. There were only two people fit to become head general, Baery and Miorich.
Baery had spent most of his life fighting foreign enemies and was known for his mercilessness. He was very just and popular among his soldiers. He was experienced and knew how to use his power.
Miorich, on the other hand, was less successful than Baery when it came to strategizing. He did not have Baery’s reputation, either. When Miorich arrived at Blackania City with his army, he actually fought the Shansa army. If Baery had been there, the Shansa army would not have fought him. This was because they all knew how good a general Baery was.
Baery was also well-known because he would spare any army that surrendered to him without a fight. If his opponent harmed even one of his soldiers, he would kill everyone he could capture. Of course, he would always spare the nobility because they were worth more than normal soldiers. After all these years, no armies would fight Baery unless they were certain that they could win the battle.
Due to Baery’s reputation, the polarization of Shansa army became more and more apparent. Whenever there was a conflict, the soldiers who would fearlessly charge at their opponents tended to be of noble descent, but the commoners would be more hesitant. In the past, they had a general who was even better than Baery. Now, after the old general’s death, Shansa Empire had yet to find a general who could defeat Baery. Even though Shansa Empire tried to restore its armies to its former glory, its soldiers were still terrified by the Maho general. Shansa Empire found itself more and more on the defensive.
Even though he did not have Baery’s reputation, Miorich was still rewarded. Yolanthe made Miorich a count and turned him into a landholding noble. He also made Miorich vice general.
There were other countless heroes as well. For example, Huni, who was in charge of the army at Blackania City, fought for more than a week and a half and held off Shansa army’s advance until Miorich’s arrival. When he went to greet Miorich, he collapsed and died of exhaustion in Blackania City. Yolanthe made him a count posthumously and his son a viscount as a reward.
The former military affairs minister, August, was made general of Blackania City for his work coordinating supplies.
Prince Grandon had been in charge of supervising the armies and was able to calm the anxious soldiers in times of crisis. Yolanthe made him the new military affairs minister and placed him in charge of supervising the empire’s military.
Former Finance Minister Constantine supported the military financially and subsidized families of dead soldiers. Yolanthe made him a viscount in charge of Swordbury Principality.
Prince Wester was able to take charge in Sacred City during Yolanthe’s absence and was named the new finance minister.
Both princes were given positions of power and became part of Yolanthe’s cabinet. However, Wester was given the better position. The military minister’s job was to train new recruits and ready supplies. The real power lay with the generals. Military ministers tended to make more money, especially during wartime, but Grandon had no need for money, since he was a prince and was already rich. Wester’s position seemed much more powerful to him.
The most interesting appointment went to Saul, who was named a marquis. He was a honorary marquis, and the only way he could become a hereditary marquis was to fight in another war. This meant that Yolanthe not only wanted another war, but he was actively preparing for a war.
Baery becoming the head general meant that Yolanthe was ready to pick an heir. This meant that those in court would soon find themselves facing the difficult choice of which prince to support.
Constantine becoming the minister of Swordbury Principality was the strangest appointment. Constantine was not well-known, but his older brother Baery was world famous. Now that it was revealed that Christian was the third prince, it was also revealed that Wester, Grandon, and Christian were born of the same father but not the same mother. Wester and Grandon had no relation to Baery and Constantine, but Christian was their nephew. This appointment was clearly meant to give Christian another chance.
There was an unknown power within Swordbury Principality as well. The army within Swordbury could only be activated when the empire was toppling. No one knew if Yolanthe would trust Christian with this legendary army.
Yolanthe took a step back and only made Anfey an honorary count. If Anfey did not continue to serve the empire, the right to Violet City would return to the king after his death. His descendants could become viscounts, but a viscount with no land was no different from a commoner.
Likewise, Duke of Swordbury could only be the king’s brother and child. The king was free to name new dukes after the old Duke’s death.
After the storm had calmed, Saul’s home became very busy. Countless people came to congratulate him on his appointment. Chapter 309: Grand Gathering
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“It looks busy in the front yard,” Suzanna murmured.
“If you would like, we can walk around out there for a little while,” Anfey said cheerfully.
“No, thank you.” Suzanna shook her head. “This little guy seems anxious. Others have no control over him. If we go to the front yard, what would we do with the little unicorn?”
That day, Saul was hosting a grand party. He had prepared this party very early. There were so many people coming that Saul could not handle all of the arrangements. Luckily, Yolanthe sent about a hundred palace maids and servants to help, and some government officials also sent their family servants over, which barely succeeded in making the party run smoothly. The huge front yard and the main building were lit up. People were walking everywhere. Saul’s house seemed to be highly secured. If today someone successfully attacked Saul’s house, he could have destroyed almost the whole upper class of Maho Empire. No one could let anything slip this time.
In fact, the chance that anyone could successfully attack Saul’s house was very, very slim. Even Philip, who did not see eye to eye with Saul, came for this party. The five top powers in Maho Empire were all here; Saul, Steger, Baery, Mioritch and Philip. In addition to the five top powers, Ernest, Bruzuryano, Manstuly, Jacob, and the old servant of Yolanthe were in the party. All top powers had gathered here. Facing such powerful opponents, even the craziest assassin would give up the idea of assassinating anyone that evening.
Maybe because so many top powers were present, the little unicorn had been looking nervous. He followed after Anfey closely. If the talking or laughter from the front yard were a little loud, the little unicorn would have a chill.
“This little guy is too timid. He should be better when he grows up a little bit more.” Anfey smiled. His smile looked forced. He had been waiting for news from afternoon till evening. He had not heard anything yet. When he went to the front yard to take a look, no matter whether it was Saul, Bruzuryano, or Manstuly, they were all talking and laughing together. He could not tell anything from their looks. Anfey actually felt quite nervous at that moment.
“Too timid?” Suzanna could not help rolling her eyes at Anfey. “Top powers are gathering here. Like the little unicorn, I even feel nervous. As far as I know, it is rare to have three or five top powers at one party. Right now there are nine. It has been a long time since we have had such a grand party on Pan Continent.”
The King of Hell Palace was suspended above dark waters. Lin Feng and the others arrived by their skyboat. They looked at the vast palace in front of them; it looked like Hell, and it rather unreal.
The palace in front of them was floating above the water and kept flickering as if it was shaking. In front of the main gate, there was a bridge, and the bridge was floating in the air too.
“King of Hell Palace.” Lin Feng read the letters at the top of the gate. It looked incredible. Lin Feng thought that that place was probably a small world, including the murky waters.
“Let’s go!” said Lin Feng, jumping onto the bridge.
After a short time, he arrived in front of the main gate of the King of Hell Palace. Some guards were there, wearing dark metal armors. They looked at Lin Feng and asked, “Who are you?”
“I’m Jun Mo Xi’s friend. If we can’t go in, we can also wait for him here,” answered Lin Feng patiently. He had already contacted Jun Mo Xi using their talismans anyway.
“I see, please wait here,” replied one of the guards coldly. Not just anyone could get into their territory.
Very quickly, Jun Mo Xi arrived. He smiled at Lin Feng and Huang Fu Long. “Huang Fu Long, you came to the Holy City as well!”
“Right! And you became the Prince of Hell of the King of Hell Palace, that’s incredible!” exclaimed Huang Fu Long enthusiastically. “By the way, this is Tantai the Idiot, a new friend of mine.”
“Tantai the Wise!” said Tantai furiously. That bastard, how dare he say such an insulting thing?
“Oh man!” sighed Jun Mo Xi, glancing at Huang Fu Long. He then glanced at Tantai and said, “Brother Tantai, come to the King of Hell Palace.”
The friends headed along the main road of the King of Hell Palace. There were many palaces as it was gigantic, and the Qi there was pale but everywhere, like water.
“The King of Hell Palace is a cold place, Ice Hell,” exclaimed Tantai. He felt cold even though he was extremely strong. It meant that the energies here were terrifying.
“It’s cold here, it’s normal,” said Jun Mo Xi with a smile. The palace was beautiful, but still cold.
“Prince of Hell!” greeted someone, bowing before Jun Mo Xi on the way. Jun Mo Xi smiled back.
After a short time, they arrived in front of an ancient pavilion, Jun Mo Xi took some Hot Unit bottles from Lin Feng and grinned. “We haven’t drunk together for such a long time. Now, the four of us can have a drink!”
“Hehe, unfortunately, a girl is not here,” chuckled Huang Fu Long.
Lin Feng smiled at him and asked, “Do you miss Tian Chi Xue?”
“How could I? In the great world, there are many amazing women, how could I miss her?”
“Huang Fu Long, I’ll help you, I’ll introduce you to beautiful women. In the Holy City, there are many of them, and they’re very strong on top of that,” Jun Mo Xi smiled. He was the Prince of Hell of the King of Hell Palace. He knew the Holy City quite well already. He probably knew many geniuses.
“That’s…” Huang Fu Long looked confused and embarrassed, Lin Feng and the others just grinned at him.
“Come, have a drink.” Jun Mo Xi raised his glass and everybody downed their drinks. “Did you come here to go to university? In a month, the exams will start. Which university do you want to go to?”
“Champion University!” Lin Feng grinned.
“Champion University is not bad, but Lang Ye will go to Four Seasons University, he wants to learn everything,” Jun Mo Xi told him.
“Four Seasons University!” repeated Lin Feng: “It reminds me of Chu Chun Qiu. Of course, Chu Chun Qiu will probably go to the Ancient University.”
(Translator’s note: Chun Qiu means four seasons in Chinese, and the university is called Chun Qiu Xue Yuan). Chapter 1188: War in the Sky Connecting Realm
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
In the Heavenly Dao Sacred Academy, many experts tried to investigate the reason behind the academy’s anger. They soon discovered that it was because the Southern Phoenix Clan and White Tiger Race had broken the rules. A holy maiden had transformed into a droplet of nirvanic blood while a white tiger had been slaughtered.
Hence, in order to punish them, the sacred academy exempted the White Tiger Race and the Southern Phoenix Clan from the rules. They were no longer under the academy’s protection and could kill each other if they wanted to.
During their combat, it was rumored that the devil-cultivators of the Myriad Devil Islands had also participated. But among the rumors, of particular interest was the fact that there were two factions of devils that stood in opposition to each other. The two devil factions were reputed to be extremely powerful, and it was reported that their leaders were prominent figures that carried great influence in the Myriad Devil Islands. One was a devil child while the other was a priestess.
Naturally, with regards to the division of power among the devil cultivators, the vast majority of geniuses in the academy were unaware of the finer details. It was likely that only a few elders from each sect or clan would have knowledge pertaining to the Myriad Devil Islands.
“Several years ago, in the Sky Connecting Realm, Qin Wentian displayed his tyrannical might by roasting White-eye, ruined Huang Youdi, and ultimately defeated the Thundergod’s Child, Lai Ba. Since all the powers involved wanted to focus on their cultivation at the academy, they could only choose to suppress their hatred. Instead of allowing their animosity to erupt, it only continued to fester. To think that the White Tiger Race could no longer endure it-the resulting eruption happened overnight and with such fearsome intensity that even the sacred academy chose to give up on them. Regarding this decision, it’s likely that many geniuses will die in the academy sooner or later.” Many people, who knew of the story of the past, mused silently.
For that battle, many powers were involved. Right now, as long as they participated in this war of the White Tiger Race versus the Southern Phoenix Clan, the rules of the academy would no longer apply to them and they could slaughter and be slaughtered at will. There was no doubt that this slight change would affect the entire situation. The various major powers would step forward to declare their sides and prepare for an all-out war once again.
In truth, matters were unfolding according to expectations. After that battle, the peerless and arrogant white tigers started to seek out allies and came into contact with Huang Youdi of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. After that, they also contacted Lei Ba of the Thundergod Hall and seemed prepared to form an alliance.
In the past, the white tigers had incomparably brazen attitudes, and they treated all humans as lowly beings. They proclaimed hegemony on the Western Regions of the immortal realms and took human males as slaves, and human females as their playthings-who would dare to stand against them? But during their time in the sacred academy, the White Tiger Race kept suffering defeat after defeat. First, Qin Wentian had cooked and eaten some of their members, some of them were killed, and White-eye was trampled upon by Qin Wentian during their fight. Their confidence dwindled with each successive loss and it had reach the point where they had put down the pride in their hearts and initiated an alliance with humans.
After that battle at the Stonebell Rampart, many powers had participated in the proceeding conflict. They sent their experts to hunt down Qin Wentian, and chief among them was Huang Dangtian, a prince character from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire, as well as top-tier experts from both the Paragon Sword Sect and the Violet Emperor Sect. Yet these experts had all vanished and hadn’t appeared even to this day. Most probably, all of them had already died. Although nobody could be certain of the details, it was clear that their disappearance had something to do with Qin Wentian. Hence this time around, the White Tiger Race led the pack. Since they all had a common enemy, they would ensure that they all had a common objective-to kill Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian must die for sure.
Huang Youdi’s hatred for Qin Wentian has already seeped into his bones. He naturally wanted nothing more than to kill him. Only by siding with the White Tiger Race would they too be exempted from the no-killing rule and allowed to freely slaughter Qin Wentian. Because they knew that Qin Wentian would definitely be on the side of the Southern Phoenix Clan. He too, wouldn’t be protected by the academy’s rules.
The experts from the Violet Emperor Sect, the Skymist Immortal Empire, the Paragon Sword Sect and even the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect had all decided to join in, preparing to take Qin Wentian’s life.
Many days had passed since the alliance had been formed, and it had established a fearsome army. Of course, such a large commotion couldn’t stay hidden from others in the academy. This incident shocked the hearts of everyone who heard of it.
This was the first time the sacred academy didn’t open up a place for a life-and-death battle, and the absence of this custom served as the catalyst that caused all this to occur. Most likely, the sacred academy would soon be the site for the largest battle ever to be witnessed.
How could such a significant matter stay hidden from the Southern Phoenix Clan? They all felt worry in their hearts but luckily, the experts from the Battle Saint Tribe, disciples of Matriarch Ji, experts from the Evergreen Immortal Empire, the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect, and some disciples of the Heavenly Talisman Realm had also gathered together in the Sky Connecting Realm, preparing to fight back.
These two terrifying factions of power both contained fearsome might. Even the three monks of the Askheart Temple arrived in the Sky Connecting Realm. Unicus: Memories of Us; Only Remembered by Me However, they expressed no intent in joining the Southern Phoenix Clan. After all, to the three monks of the Askheart Temple, they didn’t have too deep a connection with Qin Wentian. The relationship between them wasn’t enough for them to participate in this life-and-death war.
In addition, everyone knew that there was still a terrifying character who stood at the pinnacle of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. Although he had yet to appear, nobody knew if he would end up participating in this war.
Huang Shatian’s existence was simply too threatening. In the previous battle, he had fought solo against five powerful experts, and their fight had ended in a draw. After so many years, he had remained immersed in his cultivation and it was rumored that he was one of the rare few who had already come into contact with the gate leading to the immortal king realm. This achievement had established him as one of the strongest individuals in the sacred academy currently.
At this moment, the images of several experts were displayed on the Supreme Might Rankings on the Sky Connecting Immortal Rock. Aside from Qin Wentian, who had maintained his position, Huang Shatian was obviously also there.
Right now, there were over ten experts on the Supreme Might Rankings. Other than the strongest character from the first to the eighth level of immortal-foundation, there were quite a few experts at the ninth level, including Huang Shatian. These people were currently the strongest cultivators in the entire sacred academy.
In front of the immortal rock, the Southern Phoenix Clan and their allies sat around the stone pillars and quietly cultivated, the entire atmosphere seemed to be strangely peaceful. However, everyone knew that this was simply the calm before the storm.
Only to see that at this moment, several experts appeared, causing the wind to whistle at their arrival. They stood at a far distance and stared at those by the pillars.
The experts from all the major powers had arrived, including people from the Senluo Immortal Empire, the Shooting Sun Immortal Empire, the Sky Roc Race and several others. Those surrounding the stone pillar knew that these powers were here to spectate as the war unfolded.
Despite knowing this, the silence in the air was still as terrifying as ever.
“Amitabha. This monk loves a lively situation the most.” A voice rang out as three monks appeared. They were none other than the monks from the Askheart Temple, and their presence caused everyone to have expressions of interest on their faces. Would these three monks participate in the war as well?
“Interesting, who do you think will win this war?” The prince of the Shooting Sun Immortal Empire asked his younger sister.
“The White Tiger Race’s alliance ultimately chose not to wait for Huang Shatian and decided to proceed with the war. Both Huang Shatian and Qin Wentian are currently cultivating in the second level of the Sky Connecting Realm-they’re probably unaware of the upcoming war. As for who will win or lose, it’s tough to say. If the three monks of the Askheart Temple choose to participate, both sides will have a 50% chance of victory. The strength of each alliance is truly fearsome but naturally, that’s assuming that there are no other unexpected factors. After all, nobody can predict the future.”
“Sadly, that fellow isn’t out yet.” Li Yufeng and Beiming Nongyue stood together.
“Even if he did come out, he wouldn’t be able to affect the war from happening, right?” Beiming Nongyue’s voice was extremely mesmerizing.
“Since this war is going to take place in the Sky Connecting Realm, it will give each faction a chance to feel each other out, so there won’t be any immediate casualties. After all, if the death toll is too high, it might truly invoke the wrath of the peak powers in the external world. I believe that there’s only one person that the white tigers wish to kill the most. They want to defeat all of these people first and when Qin Wentian finally appears, it will be easier to kill him then.” In the direction of the Jiang Clan, Jiang Ziyu examined the situation. He’d vastly improved after entering the academy and was now extremely strong. His eyes could see through everything and right now, he was peering at the horizon, listening to the conversations within the white tiger alliance.
The Monk Bujie closed his eyes and smiled. Reign of the Phoenix “They’ve decided to kill you all by sending you guys out of the Sky Connecting Realm before they conduct a hunt in the Sky Connecting Realm. They will first target Qin Wentian and the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect. Their second target will be the Southern Phoenix Clan. The experts of the Southern Phoenix Clan will be dealt with exclusively by the white tigers.”
The eyes of everyone gleamed. The Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect represented by Qin Wentian was actually their main target. However, there was no denying that the sect was extremely strong as their forces also contained disciples from the Heavenly Talisman Realm as well as experts from the Battle Saint Tribe. The white tiger alliance wanted to kill them first because they weren’t worried about offending the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect. Since they were going to offend the sect no matter what, they might as well act more ruthlessly and kill all their members. In comparison, the Southern Phoenix Clan had an extremely deep foundation in the immortal realms. It was still best to leave the hunting of the holy maidens to the white tigers. As for the disciples of Matriarch Ji, they weren’t prepared to kill them at all. Everyone knew how powerful Matriarch Ji was-she was someone who ranked at the absolute peak of the immortal realms.
Although the sacred academy no longer offered them protection and allowed them to freely slaughter each other, both factions still had some considerations in their hearts. After all, only the White Tiger Race had suffered a casualty, and Qin Wentian was clearly involved with the disappearances of those experts that had pursued him back then. The humiliation of Huang Youdi and Lei Ba was also because of Qin Wentian. Hence, their main target this time around was the sect that Qin Wentian originated from-the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect.
“You shouldn’t join this battle.” Qing`er’s beautiful eyes glanced at Mo Qingcheng. As long as Mo Qingcheng didn’t participate, the other faction wouldn’t dare to kill her since she would still be under the academy’s protection. Mo Qingcheng’s current strength was simply too weak; she shouldn’t participate at all.
“Mhm.” Mo Qingcheng nodded. She knew that if she joined the battle, she would only be a liability and wouldn’t be of any help. She naturally understood that this wasn’t the right time to let her emotions affect her decisions.
Finally, a stifling pressure from afar gushed forth, enveloping the entire space. For a moment, the wind and clouds shifted, painting the skies black. That overwhelming might from the combined auras seemed so powerful that they could collapse the sky.
The experts of the Battle Saint Tribe rushed forth, standing in the front. They stood in a row as battle light frenziedly gushed forth from them, forming phantoms of divine apes that towered up into the skies. They were the first line of defense.
“Today, we are here because of the war between the White Tiger Race and the Southern Phoenix Clan. Those who stand on the side of the Southern Phoenix Clan will no longer be protected by the academy’s rules. Kill them all without mercy.” Huang Wudi stood by the forces of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. He floated in the air, emperor light glowing brilliantly around him.
The Southern Phoenix Alliance was so silent that it was unnerving. Nobody replied to Huang Wudi’s words, but the experts of the alliance all released their immortal foundations, causing their tyrannical auras to gush forth, fighting back against the pressure from the White Tiger Alliance! The auras of both factions collided, the clashing might soared up into the sky, sweeping through everything in the Sky Connecting Realm! Chapter 1189: Jun Mengchen’s Humiliation Avenged
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The strongest force in the White Tiger Alliance was the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. As for the Southern Phoenix Alliance on Qin Wentian’s side, the strongest force was clearly the experts from the Battle Saint Tribe.
Huang Wudi stood in the direction of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire’s forces. Since Huang Shatian wasn’t present, the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire would naturally follow his orders. He was currently one of their strongest experts.
“Release your human-emperor glow,” Huang Wudi ordered. In an instant, the experts from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire all released their immortal foundations, manifesting human-emperor silhouettes that encircled them. The emperor light converged together with a brilliant glow, wanting to slice apart the sky that was covered with dark clouds.
The experts from the Battle Saint Tribe stood side by side, all of them unleashing the power of the Battle Saint Art. A barrier of light then formed, like an unbreakable wall that stood protectively before them. The experts from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire also stood together. Their cultivation techniques were similar to each other and this was the case for the Battle Saint Tribe as well.
“KILL!” Huang Wudi commanded. Both parties didn’t waste any words and immediately started the battle. Since they’d decided to join the White Tiger Alliance, all words were useless now. By fully suppressing their opponents through a show of strength, killing them, and obtaining victory, only then would that confirm their true intentions. Their final aim was to cleanse their hatred and humiliation by shedding the blood of their enemies. They will take the lives of Qin Wentian’s comrades and use this incident as a warning to anyone foolish enough to antagonize their Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire.
As the sound of his command rang out, the emperor light converged together, transforming into destructive beams of light that shot forward. The barrier formed from the combined efforts of the Battle Saint Tribe flashed brilliantly, standing tall and unyielding before the beams of emperor light. The experts from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire couldn’t break through the barrier at all.
This was the first time for both factions to clash with the other. They were making every effort to defeat their opponents.
Huang Wudi waved his hands, manifesting a thousand swords amidst the sound of humming in the air, each blade floating behind him. Huang Wudi then pointed forward and the human-emperor swords shot out one after another, intent on destroying everything. At his signal, the experts from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire provided support by infusing their sword intent and sword might behind his attacks. With so much power, how could they fail to slash through their opponents’ defenses?
As expected, the protective barrier generated by the line of divine apes soon cracked under the pressure. Qi Da coldly snorted. He lifted his palm and slammed out with a gigantic palm strike. The other experts from the Battle Saint Tribe mirrored his actions, each of them sending out palm imprints containing an indomitable force to clash against the human-emperor swords. The swords couldn’t withstand the might unleashed by the Battle Saint Tribe. The swords’ light dimmed as the palm imprints continuously launched forward, breaking through with ease.
However, the humming of the swords didn’t let up and they actually also generated enough pressure to cause the palm imprints to shatter apart.
“The Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire is merely so-so in strength.” A mocking voice rang out, causing Huang Wudi’s face to twist with displeasure. He then stepped forward, actually choosing to act himself.
In the direction of the Battle Saint Tribe, Qi Da stared as Huang Wudi walked forward, and without any hesitation, he stepped out as well. When Qi Da saw the supreme human emperor, Huang Wudi, slashing out with his human emperor sword, his arm expanded in size in response. It resembled the powerful arm of a divine ape that contained a might which could destroy the heavens, and he slammed out to meet Huang Wudi’s attack.
The two of them stood in opposition, fighting as equals.
Upon seeing this scene, the experts from both factions finally moved. The experts of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire pressed forward, the white tigers fought against the Southern Phoenix Clan, the people from the Violet Emperor Sect fought against the disciples of Matriarch Ji, and the members of the Heavenly Talisman Realm obstructed the paths of the experts from the Skymist Immortal Empire and the Paragon Sword Sect… A war had completely broken out.
The battlefield instantly expanded. The entire space had been cleared out for the two factions, and the spectators had retreated to a safe distance. This war was simply too ferocious and at too great a scale.
Huang Youdi knew that Qin Wentian wasn’t present. His eyes flashed when he finally found an opponent, rushing towards Jun Mengchen. Jun Mengchen had the same thoughts as well, and he released his immortal-foundation that was in the form of an entire world, and with a single punch, the entire space around him trembled violently. Every casual strike he unleashed held the force of his innate techniques, powered from the energy of his world-type immortal-foundation. Even human emperors were forced to bow before his might.
The two of them fought in close combat, their movements both violent and crazed. Jun Mengchen, after stepping into the fifth level of immortal-foundation, didn’t fear Huang Youdi at all. Their cultivation bases weren’t at the upper three levels, but their combat skills were simply earth-shattering. Their attacks littered the battlefield with overwhelming explosions, and the resulting aftershocks turned their surroundings into dust.
“Senior Brother, do you feel that they’re bullying the Southern Phoenix Alliance?” the monk Bujie asked his senior brother Buchen.
“Both factions willingly entered the war, so it cannot be considered a case of bullying. Although there are more forces siding with the White Tiger Alliance, but when you look at the situation, they are not gaining an advantage at all,” Buchen spoke in a light voice. His entire person appeared unblemished, and he was incredibly handsome. Such a handsome monk was truly a rare sight in this world.
“Senior’s judgment is much more accurate than mine. In that case, does that mean we don’t need to act?” Bujie asked.
“If Huang Shatian had joined this battle, then that would be a true case of bullying. Given Hua Shatian’s strength, there’s probably no one who can stand up to him.” Buchen spoke again. But he showed no intention of participating.
Buchen’s judgment was truly accurate. The heaven’s chosen around the area spectated the battlefield, all feeling shock in their hearts. The White Tiger Alliance was made up of many peak powers in the immortal realms, and those geniuses were all exceptional individuals with remarkable power. However, despite the Southern Phoenix Alliance having a disadvantage in terms of numbers, they could still fight equally against their enemies. Their individual combat prowess was truly outstanding.
“The Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect of the Eastern Regions was only recently established, but they have so many heaven-defying supreme geniuses among the immortal-foundation realm?” Many in the crowd couldn’t believe their eyes. The experts from the Battle Saint Tribe had always followed Qin Wentian, and they used the identity of the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect when they entered the sacred academy. Also, several disciples from the Heavenly Talisman Realm were included as well. There was naturally no need to doubt their strength.
For example Lei Ba, the Thundergod’s Child. He had cultivated the heaven-defying might of lightning and thunder. Although Qin Wentian defeated him, it didn’t affect how strong he was. Yet now, there was an expert form the Battle Saint Tribe on the same level as him, and that expert was actually obstructing him.
Huang Wudi and Qi Da’s battle was naturally witnessed by all. Even Huang Youdi, who claimed to be a match for everyone underneath the heavens, was still in fierce combat with the fifth-level Jun Mengchen. Despite his strength, he was unable to take down his opponent.
The Skymist Immortal Empire also had their own outstanding character, but all of them were blocked by experts from the Southern Phoenix Alliance. This was a shocking sight to the spectators when they realized the true strength of the Southern Phoenix Alliance.
“This is an iron board; it’s not so easily swallowed up by others.”
The experts of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire’s thought that theirs was a sure victory, but they didn’t expect that the strength of their opponents would be so formidable.
A moment later, a deafening boom rang out. An expert from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire was killed by an expert of the Battle Saint Tribe, causing the Sky Connecting Realm to expel their body out of this realm.
The first to die was actually someone from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire.