Douluo Dalu Chapter 11-20

Chapter 11

Xiao Wu, So You Really Are A Rabbit

Xiao Wu glared at Tang San, recalling the last time she was mercilessly hit with stones, she was filled with anger,

“‘Wait’ what ‘wait’, who knew when you would return. Everyone bullying us. What that son of a bitch boss Xiao said about letting me be his pet rabbit, if I could still put up with that, my name wouldn’t be Xiao Wu.”

Tang San frowned, in his heart pondering, this how big a child had this kind of dirty idea, it seems, he really must teach them a lesson, let them know working students are not good at being taken advantage of.

Thinking like this, his fingers dragged across his waist, gaze changing direction to the battleground.

By now, a large area of Wang Sheng’s body was already purple. With unceasing tiger roars, his spirit power was already becoming weaker and weaker, and his opponent without being hit by him once, seemed like a cat playing with a mouse.

Wang Sheng’s attack pattern still was too single minded, the spirit power he took advantage of nearly exhausted. He launched a last offensive, approaching two steps, once again facing Liu Long pouncing, this time he already made a firm resolution, even if he was brutally beaten by the other party again, to give the opponent something to remember.

Liu Long and Wang Sheng coming into contact also wasn’t only once or twice, he naturally could not fail to see his goal. Watching Wang Sheng pounce, his facial expression also became imposing, brandishing the long staff in his hands, in succession three staff blows smashed at Wang Sheng’s head and both shoulders. As long as Wang Sheng this arrow at the end of its flight was beaten back, he could not again launch a decent attack.

But at this time, surprisingly, Liu Long felt like both his hands holding the staff were seemingly stung by a mosquito, and the attack he sent suddenly dulled.

His attack was originally considered good, but right now when dulled it immediately revealed a flaw. The first hit naturally struck Wang Sheng’s head, but Wang Shen stubbornly resisted and pounced onward, causing his last two hits to fall in thin air.

With a battle spirit master possessing a beast spirit close to the body, with regard to tool spirit masters using long weapons that absolutely was a devastating attack. Even if Liu Long’s strength was higher compared to Wang Sheng’s, the result would still have been this way.

Peng, Wang Sheng’s tiger claw clapped Liu Long on the head, and his entire person flew up from the slap. Immediately following his body turned upside down, and his right leg was caught at once and swung like a tiger tail whip heavily onto his back, he ruthlessly smashed to the ground.

Liu Long could not have resisting ability as good as Wang Sheng, his spirit power was all in the long staff. Its defensive power was not at all remarkable, and after Wang Sheng’s two attacks he was collapsing. Just as Liu Long heavily struck the ground, he was knocked unconscious.

Wang Shen excitedly roared up at the sky, s eemingly letting out these several years of resentment.

Boss Xiao was at first calmly and easy-going watching Liu Long make fun of Wang Sheng, but the spectacle circumstances suddenly taking a turn for the worse immediately caused him great shock.

One must know, Liu Long among his subordinates was ranked third in strength. If he did not already possess the first spirit ring, he also could not guarantee he could win against Liu Long.

Xiao Wu bantering said:

“‘Withered Willow’ sure enough is a ‘Withered Willow’, really can’t endure one hit. Boss Xiao, what do you say?”

Boss Xiao waved a hand, letting other subordinates urgently drag Liu Long off for treatment, they were only primary spirit master academy students, relying on that bit of spirit power still would not take a life.

“The first one counts as our loss. Ling Feng, you’re up.”

The second dispatched by boss Xiao was a thin and small higher grade student, small nose and small eyes, figure so slender nobody could see he is twelve years old. On the contrary more like he was in the same age group as Xiao Wu and Tang San.

“Call back Wang Sheng. I’m up.”

Tang San said in a low voice by Xiao Wu’s ear.

In Xiao Wu’s view also the matchup wasn’t bad, he naturally noticed this second opponent to enter the arena was an agility type spirit scholar, just in time to restrain Wang Sheng. Wang Sheng previous spirit power had also depleted greatly, he would without a doubt lose.

“Wang Sheng, you return. Leave this to little San. You can take a rest.”

Wang Sheng right now still had not completely recovered from the previous excitement over defeating Liu Long, when hearing Xiao Wu’s voice and discovering Tang San had already returned at some unknown time. He knew his circumstances, although he defeated Liu Long, he truly did not have the strength for another fight. He also knew, if not for Tang San stealthily shooting out three small pebbles and restricting Liu Long’s attack, how could he also obtain the first victory.

“You’re a working student?”

Ling Feng looked at Tang San, his eyes revealing a hesitant expression.

Tang San only nodded in reply,

“Please begin.”

Although Ling Feng’s stature was thin and small, it would be a bit taller compared to the first year Tang San’s height. This was a quick fight related to which of both sides could become student boss, he also no longer thought much of it, after again giving a look at Tang San’s belt, leapt up, nimbly vaulting overhead, both arms extended, unexpectedly gliding two metres, pouncing towards the top of Tang San’s head.

Beast spirit, Tang San saw in a glance what the opponent’s spirit was. These several days Grandmaster instructed him could not be a waste. This Ling Feng was an agility type battle spirit master. His beast spirit should be a flying animal. From his neither strong nor fierce exterior nor attack pattern, it should not be a raptor. Then, it should be a swallow or crow type animal.

Watching the other side pouncing at him, Tang San remained motionless, seemingly treating the other party as if he fundamentally did not exist.

Ling Feng’s speed was very quick; among sixth year students, by speed acclaimed as the first person. He was boss Xiao’s sworn follower, and his figure was also extremely dexterous. Watching the soon reaching Tang San in front, suddenly, his body unexpectedly flipped again, both arms flapping beneath, force changing direction, arriving behind Tang San, meanwhile brandishing both arms, arms chopping towards the two sides of Tang San’s neck.

Until Ling Feng turned over on top of his head, Tang San did not move at all, confronting the opponents unknown ability, to not change his response ten thousand times, was the best choice.

If it was before obtaining the first spirit ring, perhaps Tang San still could not have been this arrogant, but since obtaining the first spirit ring, his agility, strength, reaction, all natural abilities had leapt up. Tang sect disciples’ keenest abilities are senses and all kinds of reaction, agility was also an advantage; when comparing agility, who could he fear?

Ling Feng’s figure transforming in mid-air, must be an abrupt nature. Seeing Tang San, only a first or second year student, in his heart he also was somewhat belittling, planning a subduing attack to immediately force Xiao Wu to fight.

But, just as both his palms were close to joining together, about to close on Tang San’s neck, Tang San moved.

A phoenix nod, just enough to dodge away from Ling Feng’s both hands. Following the upper body bending forward, Tang San’s right leg as if snapping swung up fiercely behind him, in the whole process, he basically did not turn his head to look.

Quiet as a sleeping child, moving like a fleeing hare, Tang San by this bit deduced the perfect moment, and in a flash erupted in speed that among both sides watching the battle only a few could see clearly.

Tang San’s heel closely connected with Ling Feng’s chin, Ling Feng performed a third mid-air flip, and afterward still continuously kept spinning.

With a peng sound, he heavily tumbled several metres, stepping in Liu Long’s footsteps, immediately fainting. His jaw was already dislocated by Tang San’s kick. This was still under circumstances where Tang San did not use internal strength, otherwise this one kick could have at least shattered his chin.

A satisfactory reverse flying snap kick, a type of fundamental wushu leg technique, fitting Tang San’s sharp feeling, in a moment rapidly dispatching the opponent effectively.

The higher grade students on boss Xiao’s side practically simultaneously stared wide-eyed, they were fundamentally incapable of believing that what happened before their eyes was all fact.

Ling Feng who among their group, in actual strength was second only to boss Xiao, confronting that looking like only a first or second year student, could be knocked out by one kick, to the extent that even his most expert attack did not at all have time to reach.

Boss Xiao muttered:

“Fuck, must the Heavens change, how are the current plebs this ferocious?”

Since hearing the sound of Ling Feng hitting the ground, Tang San slowly withdrew the right leg raised high behind him, coolly saying:

“One down.”

Boss Xiao was shocked, Xiao Wu on the working students’ side was in her heart equally astounded. She had fought many times with Tang San, and right now again seeing him fight, she clearly realized Tang San had advanced not a little, and also, she also realized, Tang San entering a fighting state seemed to be different from him at peaceful times. At ordinary times Tang San looked like only a mild little child, but in a fight, his fighting became extremely swift and fierce.

Wang Sheng without paying attention to the pain all over his body, watching Ling Feng fly off from one kick by Tang San, raised a big laugh

of schadenfreude,

“How’s that, boss Xiao, convinced or not, our Tang San didn’t even use spirit power. I see you still got to admit defeat. Leave out suffering the pain.”

Boos Xiao walked out with a sombre face. After two consecutive defeats, he already reached a time with no choice but to enter the arena. He asked himself who on this side apart from him, also could compare to Ling Feng’s power. If he could not immediately retrieve the low morale, there would be no need to fight the remaining duels. By using a swift and fierce method to alone defeat this kid before him, and again defeating Xiao Wu, he could save face.

Boss Xiao looked coldly at Tang San, by now the contemptuous and disdainful expression on his face had already disappeared, replaced by dignity.

“Xiao Chen-Yu, sixth year student, spirit, wolf. Eleventh ranked first ring battle spirit master.”

Announcing his spirit and rank, was a kind of show of respect to the opponent.

While speaking, Xiao Chen-Yu’s entire body emitted blackish green light, within the blackish green glimmer, his body’s muscles began to swell, both eyes gradually becoming a pale green color, both arms slowly lifting, claws forward, talons becoming sharper. A white spirit ring rose up from underfoot, precisely the appearance of spirit body enhancement.

Xiao Chen-Yu as student boss, right now displayed his clever part. How many in Nuoding academy could not know what his spirit was, but the Tang San who confronted him was different, to his point of view, Tang San’s spirit right now was still a mystery. First announcing his own spirit, was exactly for the purpose of letting him know what spirit this Tang San he was about to fight had. In this way, he would also be able to plan somewhat.

Tang San had heard Grandmaster speak of this announcing spirit custom, only when one would not spare the opponent a glance, not fearing that the other party would forever become a mortal enemy, when confronting the other side announcing the spirit, like all must announce their spirits, expressing mutual respect, learning skill by exchanging pointers.

“Tang San, first year working student, spirit, blue silver grass. Eleventh ranked first ring tool spirit master.”

When Tang San announced his spirit was blue silver grass, behind Xiao Chen-Yu the higher grade students practically simultaneously roared with laughter, of the nervous expression on their faces there was immediately nothing left. Even to the extent of not hearing Tang San announcing his rank.

Blue silver grass was a useless spirit, this was long ago already completely universally acknowledged on the Continent. Even if Tang San’s own strength was not weak, the disparity of spirits still caused them to fundamentally not need to worry highly as before that boss Xiao could lose.

“You just now said, how high was your rank?”

Xiao Chen-Yu could not be as negligent as those followers of his, because the clamour behind made him unable to quite hear Tang San announcing his rank.

“Eleventh rank, first ring tool spirit master.”

While speaking, faint white light rose from Tang San’s body, lifting his right hand, faint blue silver grass grew from the center of his palm. Following a wave of his right hand, blue silver grass blue silver grass drifted away underfoot. A bright yellow spirit ring rose up around Tang San from underfoot, floating regularly up and down around his body.

The appearance of the yellow spirit ring, as if it was a heavy slap at those higher grade students’ mouths, immediately froze the laughter, some even gaping wide, looking Tang San like he was a freak.

“Hundred year spirit ring.”

Gasped Xiao Chen-Yu.

White represented a ten year spirit ring, yellow represented a hundred year spirit ring. The spirit ring differing by one level, under conditions where both sides had the same rank spirit power, this effect could be decisive.

This-, how could this be. The spirit ring appearing over Tang San’s body, could be said to overturn these students understanding of the opponent’s spirit. First year, stood for only six and seven year olds’ grade, a first year’s cultivation reaching spirit master realm, this had never happened in the entire history of Nuoding primary spirit master academy. Let alone, his spirit also being a known useless spirit blue silver grass.

“Boss, waste him, he only has a blue silver grass. How fierce can a spirit ring make him anyway?”

A higher grade student couldn’t help but say.

“Idiot, shut up!”

Xiao Chen-Yu roared, interrupting his subordinate’s words.

Only a blue silver grass? Xiao Chen-Yu thought in his heart that it absolutely was not that simple. Blue silver grass was beyond doubt a useless spirit, but a blue silver grass that had reached the spirit master realm was a bit different. And also on his body was a hundred year spirit ring. This he would be fundamentally unable to obtain on his own, and since he had people able to assist him in obtaining a hundred year spirit ring, and furthermore help him cultivate to the spirit master realm, then how big of an influence could be behind this first year kid before him?

Xiao Chen-Yu’s father was Nuoding city’s castellan, otherwise he too could not be this arrogant at the academy, including teachers very few could go against him. Since childhood seeing his father’s various acts of officialdom, he was also more or less tainted by some of the air of politics,

therefore he first of all thought of Tang San’s background. His father had a thousand times instructed him, ten thousand times warned him, that in this world, some great clans absolutely must not be offended. Even compared to the imperial household they were still more terrible. The imperial household should still have some scruples regarding reputation, but those great clans fundamentally did not need it. Provoking them, brought down calamity.

“You really are a working student?”

Xiao Chen-Yu couldn’t help but ask.

Tang San coolly nodded, after bringing out the spirit ring, the feeling like having his whole body filled with strength made his blood boil, right now he also wanted to find an opponent to properly measure his strength against. Checking what level his strength had actually reached after the fundamental change.

“Get on with it.”

Right now already reaching ‘an arrow fitted to the bowstring cannot avoid being discharged’ level, Xiao Chen-yu in his heart kept in mind, even if he won over this first year working student before him, he absolutely could not injure him.

If speaking of Ling Feng’s pounce as nimble, then, Xiao Chen-Yu’s pounce was explosively strong. Since he possessed the first spirit ring, his power was fundamentally uncomparable to Wang Sheng’s capabilities, even though Wang Sheng’s spirit was the king of animals, with his spirit on a lower rank he was still by far inferior to Xiao Chen-Yu.

Confronting Xiao Chen-Yu’s pounce, Tang San was as leisurely and carefree as when he did not respond to Ling Feng; possessing a spirit ring and without spirit ring, are two absolute concepts. Xiao Chen-Yu firmly threw himself forward, the spirit power leaking out from his body already enveloped a three square metre range around Tang San’s body, and this was a charge with absolute strength, fundamentally without any technique. Just looking to use force against force.

Force meeting force? Then come on. Although power was not at all Tang sect disciple’s expertise, just now Tang San thought to have a look at what level his Mysterious Heaven skill had actually reached. Instantly, gathering skill in both palms, slowly pushing out his chest. Meeting Xiao Chen-Yu’s wolf claws.

The subordinates of Xiao Chen-Yu by now all already wore triumphant smiles on their faces. What hundred year spirit ring, this idiot used his hands to meet Xiao Chen-Yu’s wolf claws, that simply was courting death. They had personally seen Xiao Chen-Yu after spirit body enhancement relying on the strength of the pair of claws to grab and crush chunks of stone.

Xiao Chen-Yu’s hands were much bigger compared to Tang San. He in his heart actually hesitated: should he use the strength of his claws or not? He believed that relying on the power of his claws he certainly could smash Tang San’s palms to pieces, this would also be considered ending the competition. But doing so, would the people behind him……?

Charging so fast, Xiao Chen-Yu without waiting to think clearly, both his claws and Tang San’s palms slammed together.

With a muffled peng sound, as blackish green and white coloured light shone brightly, a circle of air burst out and stirred the air current by the feet of the surrounding crowd of spectators.

Tang San’s stood there absolutely still with feet not perpendicular nor parallel, Xiao Chen-Yu’s upper body in a flash, after the shock fell backwards. Practically subconsciously, Xiao Chen-Yu’s wolf claws already struck at Tang San’s hands. Losing to the other side in spirit power caused him such shock and fury simultaneously that he already forgot his apprehension.

But, something occurred that caused Xiao Chen-Yu even more shock.

Just when his wolf claws grabbed at Tang San’s both hands, he clearly felt that Tang San’s both hands were as hard as iron: no matter how he used his strength, he was unable to shift them an iota. Immediately following, Tang San’s hands separated, forcibly taking them out from within his wolf claws, turning his hands to knead at Xiao Chen-Yu’s wrists, not letting him retreat from shock like that. Both hands pulling back the former bully’s figure, his right shoulder directly ramming against Xiao Chen-Yu’s lower abdomen.

Xiao Chen-Yu’s big body flew up from that direct strike, tumbling away more than three metres.

Xiao Chen-Yu’s underlings were only a moment ago preparing to cheer, seeing their boss tumble away, this time, the expression in their eyes looking at Tang San was thoroughly changed. Was this kid still a human?

The lustrous jade slowly receding from both hands, trying out if his Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength would be greater than the opponents eleventh ranked spirit power, Tang San coolly said:

“I’m still busy and have no time to play with you, so I will end it like this. Blue silver grass, bind.”

Xiao Chen-Yu had just a moment ago shot up from the ground - Tang San’s single strike without going full out, and in addition to his spirit body enhancement, his defensive power was without mistake considerable, and so received no injury - just in time to hear Tang San’s words.

More than ten thick blue silver grass completely without warning suddenly surged up from under his feet, spiralling up, without waiting for Xiao Chen-Yu to react, already firmly bound both his legs.

“What is this?”

Xiao Chen-Yu turned pale with fright. Struggling with all his strength, but since being upgraded that blue silver grass was extremely tough, regardless of how he used his strength he could not struggle free.

Tang San advanced step by step towards Xiao Chen-Yu,

“Don’t try it. You can’t struggle free. My first spirit ring was a datura snake, therefore, my blue silver grass has the datura snake’s toughness. Of course, it also has a bit of the datura snake’s venom. If you feel you still have more fighting strength, I don’t mind letting you sample the taste of the datura snakes venom. Oh, I should mention, I don’t have an antidote.”

There were also more than ten blue silver grass rising behind Tang San, the blades of grass suspended behind his back, as if they were more than ten datura snakes selecting people to bite.

A feeling of fear began to appear all over those higher grade students, some of Xiao Chen-Yu’s underlings were quickly retreating uncontrolledly.

Even if they had not encountered a datura snake, they had absolutely heard of it. Who would be willing to come into contact with this kind of horror snake venom?

“Don’t use snake venom. I admit defeat.”

Even though Xiao Chen-Yu was the boss among students, he was after all only twelve years old, and equally also could have childish fears, for a time already he was completely confused.

Actually, although Tang San’s blue silver grass was poisonous, it was after all only the first spirit ring. What was absorbed was also not even a more formidable datura snake, therefore the attached poison nature only had

a paralysing effect, nothing more. Certainly not a fatal hyper toxicity. But how could Xiao Chen-Yu dare use his own body to test that?

The blue silver grass quietly vanished from Xiao Chen-Yu’s legs, and on Tang San’s face was revealed the small gentle smile familiar to the working students,

“Since you already admitted defeat, then, follow what you and Xiao Wu previously agreed on.”

Xiao Chen-Yu dully looked at Tang San,

“Then I should recognize you as boss or recognize her?”

What he still did not believe was that Xiao Wu’s strength was able to exceed Tang San’s. A six year old spirit master, this already surpassed his imagination.

Tang San said with a slight smile:

“Of course Xiao Wu is your boss. I can’t win against her. Otherwise, room seven’s room senior would be me, not her.”

“Ah?”

Xiao Chen-Yu’s mouth opened in an O shape, his heart saying, ‘you are already this fierce, and she compared to you is still more terrible, you really are working students, really only six years old?'

Xiao Wu unhurriedly walked up by Tang San’s side, clapping his shoulder, adopting a big sister leader appearance,

“Little San’s display was not bad, you’ve worked hard.”

Tang san laughed, saying:

“Teacher still left me some matters to attend, the remaining business you sort out yourself. Afterwards you can be the academy’s Supreme Sister.”

Xiao Wu smiling thumped Tang San’s shoulder at once,

“Fine, you go, I’ll handle the rest.”

Finished speaking, her gaze shifted to Xiao Chen-Yu,

“What? You’re still not convinced? Fine. I’ll introduce myself once. I’m Xiao Wu, first year working student, spirit, rabbit, twelfth rank first ring battle spirit master.”

Let alone Xiao Chen-Yu, including the still not lingering Tang San was shocked, he also right now just realised Xiao Wu was unexpectedly equally a spirit master, and also compared to him one rank higher. But her age was about the same as his, meaning, she also had full spirit power?

A red light rose from Xiao Wu's body. Shrouded under the faint red light, her eyes began to turn red, ears slowly grew, standing up from the side of her head covered in soft white fur. Stature seemingly becoming a bit taller, a soft breath of spirit power seemingly undulated centring on her body. From underfoot rose a spirit ring unexpectedly with appearance as Tang San's, it too was a yellow hundred year spirit ring.

Xiao Chen-Yu exerted himself to clap his forehead at once,

“Xiao Wu Jie, I serve. Hereafter you are our Nuoding primary spirit master academy’s Supreme Sister. Everyone come, meet Xiao Wu Jie.”

A blue silver grass eleventh ranked tool spirit master was that fierce, this was a twelfth ranked first ring battle spirit master, and also had a hundred year spirit ring as well. Xiao Chen-Yu did not need to fight to know that he was not by any means Xiao Wu’s match.

Xiao Wu somewhat smugly looked at the higher grade students before her bowing in salute, darting a glance at the dazed Tang San there,

“Didn’t you have some matters? Why haven’t you left? You’re permitted to have innate full spirit power, but not I?”

Tang San started from his thoughts, looking carefully at Xiao Wu, raising his hand to stroke her long soft ears, nodding,

“Xiao Wu, so you really are a rabbit.”

“You……”

The rabbit ears were the most sensitive, transforming to become the spirit, the effect similarly appeared all over Xiao Wu’s body. The little girl’s beautiful face suddenly had two large daubs of blushing, raising her hand wanting to hit him, Tang San had already escaped like the wind.

Not speaking of what reparations to make on Xiao Wu’s side, after Tang San escaped the academy, his mind couldn’t help but be carefree for a spell. Other than Teacher’s poison injury making him worry, everything else compared to what he imagined was glorious. Mysterious Heaven skill’s cultivation problem was at long last resolved, and he also had this blue silver grass binding ability, his actual strength had made great progress. Tang San believed, he only must continuously make great efforts with cultivation, and his Mysterious Heaven skill would advance by leaps and bounds. In at most ten years, he only must be able to enter Mysterious Heaven skill’s fifth realm, and so be considered somewhat accomplished; when arriving at that time, in Mysterious Heaven Treasure Record were recorded the majority of hidden weapon use abilities.

Teacher did not say if this world had many spirit clan sects, could he not establish his own Tang sect afresh in this world?

On Douluo Continent, regardless of whether it was Heaven Dou Empire or Star Luo Empire, in any city Spirit Hall could be that city’s symbolic structure. Tang San only randomly asked a passer-by, and successfully found the location of Spirit Hall.

Just now helping the working students respond to the struggle had already delayed him for some time, and he still must return to bring Teacher midday meal, therefore Tang San used his fastest pace to run to Spirit Hall, not wanting to be delayed.

“Halt. Little friend, this is Spirit Hall, you can’t randomly rush.”

Tang San barely arrived at Spirit Hall, when he was stopped by the entrance guard.

Nuoding city’s Spirit Hall’s location was an immense dome structure. Just the width of the front must exceed a hundred metres, height reaching up to twenty metres, divided into three floors.

The entire building was brown, and the emblem on the front gate only had one longsword. From Grandmaster’s explanation, Tang San knew that an emblem with only one design, meant that Nuoding city’s Spirit Hall was a lowest rank Spirit Hall.

Chapter 12

Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method

The two entrance gate guards appeared to be twenty years old or so, the spirit power fluctuating on their bodies was not at all distinct, feeling as if neither had reached even spirit master level. It looked like Nuoding city indeed was remote, from the Spirit Hall’s level it could be seen that this city was of no importance in Tian Dou Empire.

“Uncle, greetings, I am a Nuoding primary spirit master academy first year student, Teacher told me to come here to measure spirit grade.”

Tang San indicated the school uniform he wore, speaking to the gate guard.

With a look at the Nuoding academy insignia Tang San wore, the two guards both subconsciously revealed an envious light in their eye. The guard who spoke first said:

“It turns out to be like this, then go inside. Reaching the first floor reception hall look for spirit grandmaster Ma Xiu-Nuo, he can help you.”

“Thank you.”

Tang San replied, and hurriedly walked inside Spirit Hall.

The two guards’ envious gazes followed him as he entered Spirit Hall, one of them said:

“Originally if I could on gain admittance to Nuoding academy, maybe right now I could become a spirit master. Hey, Nuoding Academy should have its own means to test spirit power, only coming here to us when advancing, why did this child come running to our Spirit Hall?”

“Who knows? No matter, this however old child, perhaps it’s his teacher letting him come with some message, and can’t speak clearly.”

The twenty metre high dome has a certain kind of atmosphere, just as Tang San walked into the Spirit Hall, he was immediately influenced by this kind of vast grandeur. The dome of the entire hall was completely covered with murals. In each and every little square was painted a variety of spirit depictions. On the bottom glittered brilliant gold, giving people a feeling of both gold and jade in glorious splendour and unadorned simplicity.

Spirit Hall had all around huge crystal windows, the sunlight passing through the crystal windows refracting onto the murals, golden light glittering giving people even more of a dazzling and stunning feeling.

Reception hall, where was the reception hall? Influenced by the atmosphere of the hall, Tang San began searching for the destination of this trip.

Not many people were within Spirit Hall, and around were only some servants cleaning. Since Tang San did not know how to find the reception hall, when he was preparing to approach some people to ask, he saw an acquaintance. Precisely that spirit grandmaster who assisted him in spirit awakening, lone wolf spirit possessing Su Yuntao.

Tang San quickly stepped up to him. Right now together with Su Yuntao was a female spirit master, her stature tall and slender but well developed, facial features also counting among beauties. Two people talking and laughing, not taking the least bit notice of this tiny Tang San approaching.

“Grandmaster Su Yuntao.”

Tang San called out.

Su Yuntao at this discovered his arrival, the female spirit master at his side making a surprised sound, saying:

“How come our Spirit Hall still has such a small child? What noble’s son has come to our Spirit Hall to undergo spirit awakening?”

Su Yuntao’s eyes also could not identify Tang San, after all, there were truly too many children undergoing his spirit awakening, and also Tang

San’s current style of dress was no longer in such dire straits as before.

“You are?”

Seeing Su Yuntao’s uncertain expression, Tang San hurriedly explained:

“Grandmaster Su Yuntao, I’m Tang San, the last time you in Holy Spirit village awakened that blue silver grass spirit, innate full spirit power Tang San.”

“So it turns out to be you, why are you running here.”

People with innate full spirit power were after all easy to remember, and Su Yuntao immediately recalled Tang San.

Tang San said: “Teacher let me come to Spirit Hall to undergo advancement appraisal, and in addition test spirit power rank.”

Su Yuntao was shocked,

“You already obtained the first spirit ring? How fast. This uniform is Nuoding academy’s, worthy of being Nuoding city’s best academy, the teachers truly take responsibility.”

Su Yuntao’s companion was seemingly somewhat dissatisfied over being neglected,

“Yuntao, aren’t you going to introduce me?”

Su Yuntao noticed his companion was seemingly somewhat annoyed, and hastily fawning said:

“Sisi, this is the child I mentioned to you with innate full spirit power, it’s too bad his spirit is blue silver grass. Otherwise the future prospects could be boundless, ah! He currently already obtained a spirit ring, so is also considered a member of spirit masters. I will trouble you to wait here for me a moment, I will go see he reaches grandmaster Ma Xiu-Nuo at the reception hall.”

Just when Sisi heard Su Yuntao speak of Tang San’s innate full spirit power, her eyes clearly lit up for a moment, but as she heard Tang San who had this innate full spirit power unexpectedly had blue silver grass spirit, the pleasant surprise on her face became a touch disdainful, nodding she said:

“You go, I’ll wait here for you.”

“Thank you.”

The impression Su Yuntao gave Tang San was still not wrong, and should be considered in Spirit Hall a conscientious attendant.

Su Yuntao brought Tang San along the side climbing a flight of stairs to the Spirit Hall second floor, reaching the second floor landing. Here Tang San could see was enclosed by rooms, and from here one also could directly see the first floor hall. With no need to ask, this should be Spirit Hall’s office area.

Su Yuntao was obviously impatient to go accompany Sisi, bringing Tang San with lightning speed to reach the door of a room, and without knocking, pushed the door and entered.

“Who is this, ah, how bold.”

A somewhat hoarse voice resounded from within the room. This was a well-lit office, and behind a spacious desk sat an elderly man, in neat and tidy spirit master dress, along with the three standard three swords symbol, showing he was a spirit grandmaster level battle spirit master.

“So it’s Yuntao, why are you kids so rash. For spirit master’s cultivation one must concentrate one’s attention, with a steady disposition. Otherwise, you will come to resemble me, somehow unable to advance past the thirtieth rank threshold.”

Su Yuntao somewhat grumbling said:

“Grandmaster Ma Xiu-Nuo, don’t be long-winded. This child has come to undergo advancement appraisal, I’ll trouble you with it.”

Su Yuntao’s relationship with this old spirit master was clearly very good, as the old grandmaster chuckled. Just as his gaze dropped to Tang San he couldn’t help but be somewhat astonished,

“Yuntao, are you certain this child has come to undergo advancement appraisal and not spirit awakening?”

Su Yuntao said with a wry smile:

“Of course I’m certain, this child’s spirit was awakened by me. He is that child I mentioned to you with innate full spirit power, whose spirit was blue silver grass. He already obtained a spirit ring, therefore I’ll trouble you. Sisi is still waiting for me, so I’ll leave first.”

Finished speaking, patting Tang San’s shoulder, he hastily walked out.

Looking at Su Yuntao’s departing back, the old spirit master Ma Xiu-Nuo couldn’t help but shake his head,

“Another youngster with his head turned by love. It’s a pity, Sisi doesn’t suit him at all. That girl’s heart is too big, how can you shackle her.”

Tang San stood before Ma Xiu-Nuo’s desk, hearing Ma Xiu-Nuo mutter to himself in his heart slightly impatient,

“Hello, grandmaster Ma Xiu-Nuo.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo smiled slightly looking at Tang San, saying:

“Child, no need to call me grandmaster, I cannot be counted as some grandmaster, you just call me grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo. This year I’m eighty one years old, going by age calling me equal to your grandfather should be no problem.”

The old man’s kind and affable voice immediately increased Tang San’s good impression of him, and hastily again called,

“Hello, grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo smiled slightly, saying

“Come, I’ll bring you to undergo advancement appraisal. You are a very polite child. It’s a pity, spirit being blue silver grass.”

While speaking, Ma Xiu-Nuo led his apparent pseudo grandson pulling Tang San by the hand to leave the office, walking along the second floor landing towards the inner side of Spirit Hall.

Just as they reached the end of the landing, three lofty vaulted doors appeared before Tang San.

Ma Xiu-Nuo said with a slight smile:

“Here is the actual spirit testing room for undergoing advancement appraisal. Come child.”

Speaking, he pushed open the leftmost door, bringing Tang San to walk inside.

Entering this room, Tang San had a kind of particular feeling; in his body Mysterious Heaven skill’s internal strength was moving slightly as if

following a kind of peculiar rhythm.

This room was very wide, and also very tall, as much as two hundred square metres, and an immense window provided ample lighting.

Tang San immediately found the cause affecting his internal strength: on all four walls, all around were inset uncountable fist sized black rocks, looking like the material should be the same as what Su Yuntao originally used for spirit awakening.

On the floor, was depicted an enormous token tile’s symbol, a long sword pointing down, pointing right at the gate entrance.

This symbol was like the one mounted outside Spirit Hall.

Grandmaster Ma Xiu-Nuo saw Tang San taking notice of the pattern on the floor, and said with a slight smile:

“We here are the lowest rank Spirit Hall, also known as a Branch Spirit Hall. On the Continent, even if it is the smallest city, they all have Spirit Hall on the same sale as ours. Above branch halls are Child Spirit Halls, and again a level higher is Lord Spirit Hall. Reaching the level of Lord Spirit Hall, they are all are placed in great cities. In the two Imperial capitals, there are fourth ranked Saint Spirit Halls. The fifth level is Papal Hall, there is our Spirit Hall’s most sublime place. Above Papal Hall, there is only the legendary Douluo Consecration Hall. Only a spirit master reaching Douluo rank, can have qualifications to enter there, and it is also the final destination of spirit masters possessing Spirit Hall registered rank above Douluo. It is the place all spirit masters long for.”

The six kinds of level of Spirit Hall which Ma Xiu-Nuo spoke of happened to correspond to the six kinds of signs Grandmaster spoke of, Tang San in his heart already understood this.

“Thank you for telling me about these, grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo, can we begin?”

Ma Xiu-Nuo smiled, and said:

“The youngsters today, ah, temperament is all impatient like that. Very well. Then we will begin now. Give your spirit free play, release your spirit ring.”

Tang San walked over to stand in the centre of the symbol, raising his right hand, with complete concentration and calm breath, Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength combined with blue silver grass to produce a warm current slowly rising from the centre of his palm.

Thick and sturdy blades of blue silver grass swarmed out, within an eye blink already hanging down on the floor, the bright hundred year datura snake spirit ring rising from under Tang San’s feet, centred on his body, moving up and down.

Ma Xiu-Nuo at first wore a mild smile, when he saw the blue spirit grass surging out from Tang San’s hand, his expression already became stunned,

“This-, this is blue silver grass?”

In Tang San’s eyes glimmered a faint blue light, this was the characteristic effect of using blue silver grass spirit,

“Is there a problem? Grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo rubbed his eyes, certainly he had not seen wrong, right now, his attention shifted to the yellow spirit ring on Tang San’s body,

“Hundred year spirit ring, it’s actually a hundred year spirit ring. No wonder, this great change could occur even in blue silver grass. Child, I still do not know what your name is.”

“I’m called Tang San.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo exhaled a long breath, calming the agitation in his heart,

“I can confirm, you have a pretty good tutor at Nuoding academy. However, Nuodings academy’s tutors ability to help you accomplish hunting a hundred year spirit beast is already very difficult. It’s too bad blue silver grass growth potential is too poor, speaking otherwise, perhaps you truly could become a mighty spirit master, after all your spirit has just now only been awakened for several months’ time.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo picked up a yellow crystal ball from a table to the side and walked over in front of Tang San,

“Infuse your spirit power within, let me have a look at what level you have reached. According to theory, you should be eleventh……”

Ma Xiu-Nuo’s one ‘rank’ word had still not been spoken, as the crystal ball he placed in Tang San’s hand already shone progressively brighter with a yellow misty radiance. The radiance could not be considered very powerful, but it was extremely clear.

“This-, this is……, thirteenth ranked spirit power.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo looked at Tang San a little bit as if seeing a little monster,

“Could it be because the spirit ring itself is powerful, incidentally increasing spirit power, but, it still should not skip two ranks, ah? Child, could you tell me, your spirit ring was hunted from what spirit beast?”

Tang San without holding back, said:

“It was a datura snake.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo was greatly shocked,

“No wonder, no wonder, unexpectedly it’s the among lower level spirit beasts most troublesome datura snake. Even is a hundred year datura snake, so that’s why it has this kind of effect. No, not right, ah, your spirit is from the plant system, how can it use an animal system spirit ring? Child, you can’t lie.”

That boss Xiao before was after all only a child, regarding spirits his understanding still could not be thorough, but this Ma Xiu-Nuo who had worked as attendant at Spirit Hall for several tens of years, regarding spirit ring rules he was quite clear, at once becoming aware of the crux.

Tang San shook his head, saying:

“Grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo, I’m not lying at all. Why can’t plant system spirits use animal system spirit rings? Under certain conditions, this can be carried out. My Teacher calls it the spirit mimicry principle.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo’s expression changed greatly,

“May I ask, who is your teacher?”

Tang San said:

“Everyone calls him Grandmaster.”

“Grandmaster? Is it that Grandmaster who once published the spirit ten great core competencies, and afterwards was expelled from Spirit Hall? He’s unexpectedly in Nuoding city?”

Hearing Ma Xiu-Nuo’s words, Tang San only now learned that Grandmaster unexpectedly had come from Spirit Hall, for a moment did not know how he should reply.

Ma Xiu-Nuo’s expression suddenly became serious,

“Tang San, would you be willing to join Spirit Hall.”

Tang San was dumbfounded for a moment,

“Grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo, am I not already registered in Spirit Hall?”

Ma Xiu-Nuo shook his head, saying:

“No, this is different. Registering at Spirit Hall, is a matter the overwhelming majority of spirit masters will do. Thus obtaining the national stipend. But joining Spirit Hall, means becoming Spirit Hall’s exclusive spirit master. Spirit master cultivation is also carried out by directly entering a Spirit Hall special institution.”

Tang San shook his head, saying:

“That probably is impossible, I have already started studying at Nuoding primary spirit master academy.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo sighed, saying:

“Indeed it is a step late, considering our Spirit Hall without justification can’t force people away from the academy. Forget about it. This is all to blame on that kid Su Yuntao, he originally should have taken you directly to Spirit Hall. Perhaps Grandmaster also would not consent you joining Spirit Hall, after all……”

Tang San smiled slightly, and said:

“Do not speak like this, if I had to come to Spirit Hall, maybe I could not obtain such a good spirit ring. What do you say, grandpa Ma Xiu- Nuo.”

Ma Xiu-Nuo was dumbfounded for a moment, smiling said:

“What you say is true. Well, your advancement review survey is concluded. Starting from now, you are a Heaven Dou Empire honoured spirit master. Be well received in the ranks of spirit masters. Hereafter you every month can rely on the badge issued you in a moment to draw a stipend at Spirit Hall, a spirit master’s stipend is every month one gold spirit coin. When you reach spirit grandmaster level, the stipend will become ten gold spirit coins. Regarding the matter with an animal spirit ring used on a plant spirit, I will as quickly as possible report to a higher authority.”

“Thank you.”

When Tang San left Spirit Hall, within his Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges he already had a Spirit Hall specially forged badge. The badge was round, on the back was carved his name, and on the front was carved two intertwined brambles, symbolizing spirit master level. Even Tang San who was descended from a blacksmith couldn’t at all see what metal had been used to forge the badge.

After Spirit Hall, Tang San quickly ran in the direction of Nuoding academy, following Ma Xiu-Nuo’s directions, and this time taking a shortcut, he could cut down on the time by at least half.

When he in a moment would reach the academy, suddenly, Tang San heard a familiar sound. His pace subconsciously coming to a stop.

Dingdang, dingdang, dingdang……

A hammer symbol, a large somewhat rough building, from inside a rhythmic beating was heard, this was precisely a smithy

From looking at the outside, this extent of this smithy was much bigger than Tang San’s home, having not a few visitors coming and going.

The smithy, Tang San could not help but recall his father’s words: Tang Hao once said to him, to later let him find work at a smithy to pay for his livelihood.

Only, right now having to do working student’s work, did he still have time to come here to work?

From growing up in a smithy, concerning the occupation of blacksmith, Tang San could be considered as having some attachment, keenly looking at the smithy, then running off towards the academy.

For Grandmaster’s body to quickly recover, Tang San used the money Grandmaster gave him to buy some food from the dining hall and bring it back, accompanying Grandmaster and eating together. Grandmaster right now could already walk, and told him he need not look after him. Sending him for these days first to regular classes. Moreover to take a look at that book Grandmaster gave him.

Leaving Grandmaster’s room, Tang San returned to the working students’ dormitory. This time room seven wasn’t again deserted, the working students were basically all there, speaking about something with dancing eyebrows and radiant faces.

“Little San, you’re back.”

Xiao Wu was sitting leaning back in bed. Of course, her back was leaning on Tang San and her currently common quilt.

“Xiao Wu, bring me to the place we should sweep. I’ll keep my promise, starting from today, give the sweeping assignment to me.”

Abiding by promises was the foundation of manners. This bit Tang San all along did very well.

Xiao Wu darted a look at him, saying:

“Still sweeping something, ah, how cheap for you, hereafter all need not sweep.”

Tang San was taken aback, and said:

“Why?”

Xiao Wu a little smugly said:

“Do you think I this Xiao Wu Jie does something for no reason? That fellow Xiao Chen-Yu is arranging for people to do our working student work. Afterwards we need not do it, but still as before take the pay. You count for a lot of strength, this time you come cheap.”

Although Tang San stood by his promises, he also absolutely was not an inflexible person, chuckling, he said:

“This turned out pretty good. Hereafter you are the entire Nuoding academy’s Xiao Wu Jie.”

Xiao Wu sat upright, hugging her knees, little face flushed pink and curiously looking at Tang San, saying:

“What was the result like of your going for Spirit Hall appraisal?”

Tang San said:

“Done. I’m right now already a spirit master.”

The other working students around revealed an envious light in their eyes. Of course, it was only envy, nothing more. The scene today of Tang San’s strength when defeating Xiao Chen-Yu was deeply branded in their minds, especially Wang Sheng, who admired him endlessly. Reaching the conclusion that even after obtaining a spirit ring he still might not be able to win.

Xiao Wu full of curiosity asked:

“What good is becoming a spirit master? It can’t be just getting some empty title.”

Tang San chuckled, saying:

“There are still some benefits, at least in the future I can eat some good things. Spirit masters get a one gold spirit coin stipend every month.”

“One gold spirit coin? This much.”

Xiao Wu by now also understood the importance of money, even though Xiao Chen-Yu already said in the future the working students food expenses were all on him, having money in her hand was always better than other people.

While speaking, Xiao Wu leapt up off the bed, excitedly running out.

“Xiao Wu, where on earth are you going?”

“I’m going to register at Spirit Hall, one gold coin can buy so many delicious things, ah.”

“Then there’s no need to hurry like this.”

“How can I not hurry, have you forgotten today is the end of the month? Going now, including next month, maybe I can get two gold spirit coins.”

“But, you could at least put on shoes before going.”

“Eh……”

Xiao Wu eventually still left energetically for Spirit Hall, Tang San was secretly laughing in his heart, perhaps that grandpa Ma Xiu-Nuo would return from shock. After all, Xiao Wu would be a genuine animal spirit battle spirit master. Comparing innate qualifications, this must be much better than his bogus full spirit power.

Not needing to do working student work again, Tang San‘s mind immediately returned to thoughts of that clear and melodious beating sound. Village elder Jack once said, later on the intermediate spirit master academy would have a not small fee, he should also trade for very many things for home, and so having many little ways to earn money would naturally be good. And also, this was father’s requirement. Still more importantly, only at smithy would he have the chance to increase his armaments. As a result of forging the sleeve dart with his own hands, Tang San discovered, when a

hidden weapon was completely made by himself personally, the sense of familiarity regarding the hidden weapons would become even more powerful.

“Tang San, I apologize for the matter that day, you won’t still take offence right.”

Just in the middle of Tang San’s pondering, Wang Sheng came up to his side, speaking with a sincere expression.

Seeing Wang Sheng with a simple and honest smile, Tang San shook his head, saying with a slight smile:

“Offence to what, I’ve long since forgotten. Wang Sheng dage, I must go out a while, I’ll probably come back in the evening.”

Wang Sheng nodded, and said:

“You go. Right, congratulations on becoming spirit master.”

Tang San said with a slight smile:

“It won’t be long, and you’ll also make a breakthrough.”

Once again leaving Nuoding academy, Tang San felt a little tired. After today returning with Grandmaster, still without a proper rest, he also fought some with Xiao Chen-Yu’s group. Even though his Mysterious Heaven skill already entered the second tier, a tired feeling still appeared.

However, going to the smithy was still an important matter, at worst he would just start work from tomorrow again. What feared the most Tang San right now, was everyone not accepting him this little blacksmith.

Arriving at the smith, Tang San walked inside straight away. Entering, the heat blew in his face; any smithy was like that, of course, but at Tang San’s home that shabby smithy the temperature was much lower than here.

Entering, was a wide hall, on the right side of the hall hung a variety of well forged iron tools, here were not only farming implements, but further all kinds of armor and weapons. After all, in this world spirit masters were only a small minority. And the price of the weapons naturally had to be much higher than farming tools.

Seeing these weapons, Tang San couldn’t help but recall the work he did in his previous life. At that time, Tang sect manufactured mechanism type hidden weapons could be said to be Tang sect’s pillar of income. Tang sect had a lot of rules, even though they traded mechanism type hidden weapons outside, they also only sold non-poisonous and some ordinary goods. Genuinely secret lore was impossible to take out. Even though it was like that, Tang Sect produced hidden weapons were still in short supply in Jianghu.

If he in this world also started a hidden weapon manufacturing mill, what kind of income could it bring?

“Little friend, whyever have you come here, for buying things call over your family’s adults. Quickly get out, here is dangerous.”

Right in the middle of Tang San’s deep thoughts, a loud and clear voice interrupted his pondering.

Looking up at a bare chested burly fellow looking straight at him, swarthy skin over bulging lumps of muscle, looking extremely solid, in his hand holding a large sized forging hammer, his forehead completely covered by sweat.

“Uncle, greetings. I thought to come inquire whether or not here needs apprentices.”

Tang San’s young, clear and melodious voice, even though the smithy was extremely noisy with beating steel and iron, still was clearly heard by everyone.

The majority of smiths stopped work with hands raised, looking at Tang San revealing somewhat good intentioned smiles. Blacksmith could be considered the humblest vocation, all were people with impoverished backgrounds, relying on physical strength and craftsmanship to eat, although they appeared rough, the majority were extremely good and honest.

The big fellow who spoke before measured Tang San up and down a few times, and said:

“Little friend, don’t go in for it. Quickly leave. Here isn’t safe. Is your style of dress like a blacksmith’s appearance? Moreover, our place also

doesn’t take in apprentices this small. You would probably be unable to raise the forging hammer. Ha-ha.”

Tang San realized that he still wore his neat and tidy school uniform, yeah, how could he be regarded as a blacksmith wearing this.

“Excuse me, uncle, I’ll be back in a moment.”

Finished speaking, he turned and ran outside.

The smithy was very close to Nuoding academy, when Tang San once again returned, he had already changed into his original clothes, all over big patches covering small patches, this style of dress, even if eating hundreds of meals there was no need for make-up.

Entering, Tang San did not look for someone else, again looking for that previous uncle,

“Uncle, do you see that I like this can be regarded as an apprentice?”

The big fellow looked at Tang San all over wearing a hundred stitches, and was immediately stunned a moment,

“Little friend, you aren’t making fun of me, right.”

Tang San honestly said:

“Of course not. Uncle, it’s like this. I’m a Nuoding academy working student, every day I have spare time in the afternoon, my father was a

village blacksmith. From little I studied forging with father, and thought to come to you here to earn my meals.”

Hearing Tang San’s words, the big fellow’s expression immediately softened. They all came from poor families, so in their hearts they immediately felt great sympathy; moreover, this child still attended Nuoding academy. The big fellow simply said:

“Very well. If you want to come, then come. There are some odd jobs to do for us, you can always carry tea and hand out water. However, wages won’t be too high, but food can be guaranteed. How’s that?”

“That’s alright, no problem.”

Tang San rejoiced, and hurriedly replied.

The blacksmiths all smiled good-naturedly towards Tang San, the big fellow glared at the bunch, saying:

“What are you looking at, don’t you need to work. Hurry up, tonight I’ll invite everyone to drink ale.”

Hearing the big fellow’s words, the blacksmiths’ enthusiasm immediately greatly increased, each and every one swung their hammers and continued their work.

The big fellow lifted the forging hammer in his hand, forging pig iron before him to one side, saying to Tang San:

“I’m called Shi San, Shi of rock, you can call me uncle San. This smithy is my inheritance. Hereafter you come to work for me here, I’ll guarantee every day’s midday meal and supper, and give you ten copper spirit coins, that’s also a silver spirit coin. If you’re efficient, I’ll give you a bit more. Oh, that’s right, what’s your name?”

“Uncle San, I’m called Tang San.”

“Tang San? Ha-ha, good, both our names have a “San”, seems this truly is predestined. What village did you come from?”

Tang San said:

“I’m from Holy Spirit village.”

Shi San said:

“You just now said you studied forging with your father from childhood. You are this small, what could your father have taught you?”

Tang San said:

“Of course forging. Uncle San, you must not see me as small, but I have the strength, forging pig iron is no problem.”

Shi San laughed loudly,

“Brothers, our new little assistant says he also can forge. You believe it?”

The blacksmiths immediately roared with laughter. Tang San looked like a six or seven year old, this was even after obtaining the first spirit ring when his stature grew somewhat. From looking at his outward appearance, who could believe he could forge?

Being looked down on by people always felt bad, Tang San said:

“Uncle San, I really can forge, if you don’t believe it, you let me have a go.”

Shi San stopped his work at hand, leaning the forging hammer on the ground,

“Like this then, if you can pick up my hammer, I’ll believe you.”

As he spoke, he passed the hammer handle to Tang San. Because the hammer head was in contact with the ground, he did not fear Tang San would be unable to hold it up and be smashed.

“Uncle San, you are ridding this piece of pig iron of impurities. I’ll help you accomplish it well.”

Tang San took the forging hammer handle from Shi San.

With Shi San’s inborn extraordinary strength, this forging hammer he used was clearly bigger compared to other peoples’. Compared to Tang San’s height it was taller by half a chi or so. Right now, he again had become the focus of the entire smithy, the blacksmiths watching him all appeared to have laughing expressions. But, they very quickly stopped smiling, because, Tang San already lifted that forging hammer, and also was smoothly raising it before him.

Compared to ordinary forging hammers its weight it was thirty percent more, Tang San judged as the forging hammer parted from the ground. Although somewhat heavy, considering him before he obtained a spirit ring, he still could use it with an effort, let alone right now.

Seeing Tang San slowly lift the forging hammer, Shi San was also staring wide eyed, gasping in admiration,

“Good strength, worthy of the son of a blacksmith.”

Tang San with eyes brilliant stared fixedly at the pig iron in the furnace, breathed out loudly, and fiercely swung Shi San’s forging hammer.

“Hei.”

Soles firmly gripping the ground, lower legs abruptly generating force, strength passing up, Tang San’s body half turning, and the huge forging hammer swung completely around obliquely, heavily striking on that chunk of pig iron.

The great clanging sound, already made the blacksmiths’ smiling expressions become stunned. Immediately following, in pace with the iron hammer’s rebound, Tang San quickly made a turn, the iron hammer in his hands once again swung, again making a loud sound, the iron hammer compared to before falling even more heavily on the red hot pig iron.

“Uncle San, I’ll trouble you to help me draw the bellows. The temperature is not enough.”

Tang San said quickly, his third blow again already swinging up. This time, the forging hammer’s power was even more violent, bringing a wuwu wind sound.

Shi San was still an old blacksmith, and naturally understood the consequence of insufficient temperature, and hurriedly squatted to one side, pulling up the bellows.

The following scene made a lifelong impression on the blacksmiths present. That heavy forging hammer seemed to be alive in Tang San’s hands, it drew one circle after another in the air, imbued with rhythm, beating sounds just like a violent storm acting within the smithy.

Nobody paid attention to Tang San’s both hands that already became shining white like jade. Accompanying the clanging sounds, that chunk of pig iron continuously pulsated under the forging hammer.

Shi San on one side was drawing the bellows with full strength, on one side closely staring at Tang San swinging the hammer, his expression was already beyond shocked.

The other smiths all knew Shi San’s hammer was very heavy, and naturally knew the difficulty of continuously beating. Especially being like Tang San this kind of heavy hammer, it was even more difficult in the extreme.

Clang. The last beat completed, Tang San brought the forging hammer to its former place after turning two circles, diffusing the hammer’s momentum. The big hammer head downward, again dropping to the ground, causing the smithy and blacksmith’s hearts simultaneously a moment of shock.

Twenty seven blows, a full twenty seven continuously sustained beats, before Shi San’s forging that chunk of pig iron had not changed its appearance an iota, but was now reduced to a circle.

Tang San doing this, Shi San knew he could also do himself, but would an entire day’s time. One must know, Shi San had formally been a blacksmith for fifteen years’ time already.

Seeing the slightly panting and forehead appearing sweaty Tang San, Shi San stuttered:

“Tha-, that couldn’t have been Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method? Among forging arts the most powerful continuous forging art?”

Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method? What’s that?”

Tang San said uncertainly.

Shi San’s cheeks were already flushing red because of excitement,

“What is called Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, is a kind of continuous beating forging method, leveraging force, able to most perfectly bring out us blacksmiths’ physical strength. It is said the most awesome smiths can continuously swing eighty one times, directly having a chunk of pig iron take on the appearance they want. Most importantly, Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method is the most powerful technique for driving out impurities in metal, I still thought it was lost long ago, I didn’t expect to see it today in your hands.”

Chapter 13

Father’s Message

Was it truly Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method? Before Tang San’s eyes floated the dispirited figure of his father, could it actually be said his father originally was an outstanding blacksmith?

“Uncle San, I also don’t know whether this is Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, this is something father taught me.

Shi San exhaled a long breath, then said with a big hearty smile:

“It looks as if, this time we picked up a treasure. The employment conditions just now are void: for the time being you first will be paid the same as everyone, every month one silver spirit coin. If business is good, you take an additional percentage.”

Just like this, Tang San formally became a member of Shi San’s smithy, beginning to live a full life.

The academy’s curriculum certainly was not a necessary place to him, Grandmaster’s instruction was much more useful than the academy teachers in relating basic theory.

He also carefully read that book Grandmaster gave him. Just like he expected, the spirit power cultivation methods Grandmaster put forward were very similar to the internal strength cultivation movement routes. Of course, this after all was only Grandmaster’s theoretical designs, and compared to genuine internal strength cultivation methods was still a certain distance apart, not to speak of Tang sect’s finely tempered Mysterious Heaven skill.

Xiao Wu smoothly obtained the spirit master title, and after becoming the academy’s generally accepted Xiao Wu Jie, the working students’ lives became relaxed and comfortable.

Early morning every day, Tang San would take advantage of the new- born sunrise to cultivate his Purple Demon Eye, in the morning attend regular classes, in the afternoon labour in the smithy, in the evening again listen to Grandmaster’s instruction. At night cultivate Mysterious Heaven skill. It could be said that every day to him was absolutely full.

At Shi San’s smithy, Tang San only needed a very short time to gain everyone’s approval. Shi San gave him the assignment of refining metal, and in the remaining free time, Tang San used some discarded bits and

pieces to refine on his own, starting his great hidden weapon production undertaking. Of course, he was only producing some components in the smithy, genuinely assembling after returning to the academy.

Xiao Wu relying on her own tyrannical strength with Xiao Chen-Yu’s assistance, very quickly became approved as the entire Nuoding primary spirit master academy’s students boss, and compared to Tang San she passed the time very leisurely, sometimes even to the extent of not going to class. Tang San did not even see how she cultivated. But Xiao Wu’s actual strength continuously elevated steadily.

At Nuoding primary spirit master academy, one semester was one year’s time, in the entire year students were not permitted to return home, but family members could come to visit. Tang San more than once expected his father to come, but until the end of the semester, still did not see a trace of Tang Hao. Fortunately his life was sufficiently full, and he did not have too muc h time to long for it.

As for Spirit Hall, not long after Tang San underwent spirit master review, Spirit Hall’s people came to Nuoding academy to look for Grandmaster, Grandmaster never told Tang San what they discussed, and Tang San also did not ask. But from Grandmaster’s face compared to normal was much more smiling, and Tang San guessed the relationship between Spirit Hall and Grandmaster should have become a lot better.

“Xiao Wu, for tomorrow’s holiday, will you return home?”

Tang San said to Xiao Wu while packing his luggage.

One school year had passed, and he was finally able to return home and see his father. This afternoon at the smithy he had already asked Xhi San for a leave of absence. Also specially bought a brand new forging hammer, intending to bring back to give to his father.

Since Tang San joined Shi San’s smithy, making the quality of the various kinds of weapons and equipment produced in the smithy rise one grade, business became better, and right now Tang San’s wages already reached five silver spirit coins every month, equivalent to half a spirit master’s stipend.

Xiao Wu leaned on the bed, her eyes revealing some loneliness, entirely different from her usual liveliness,

“I’m not going home. Maybe, just stay at the academy.”

Tang San was dumbfounded a moment,

“All year, you won’t return to see your family?”

Xiao Wu’s eyes suddenly lit up, saying:

“Little San, your family isn’t far from the academy is it? Otherwise, I’ll follow you to return and play, how about that? Anyway Wang Sheng and Xiao Chen-Yu are both going to participate in the intermediate spirit master academy examination, there’s nobody to accompany me to play.”

Tang San smiled, after passing one year together, he could be considered as having some comparative understanding regarding Xiao Wu could. This

little girl was lively and energetic, always appearing motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos; when acting gentle and soft, she somehow appeared like a lovely doll, but a moment later became a violent whirlwind. That Nuoding Xiao Wu Jie title of hers was exactly called in vain. In the entire academy, who knew how many students had already tasted bitterness from her.

“My family can be very poor, without anything good to entertain you.”

Xiao Wu with both hands akimbo, and big eyes glaring at Tang San said:

“Every month you saved so much of your stipend, so reluctant to spend, but still fear entertaining me?”

Tang San wearing a slight smile extended his right hand,

“Speaking of stipends I suddenly recall, a certain person still appears to owe me six silver spirit coins.”

Xiao Wu was dumbfounded a moment, her fair and tender little face revealing some embarrassment. A stipend of one gold coin every month could definitely not be regarded as little, however, her spending was truly extravagant, if seeing something good coming back to buy it, not taking into account a bit whether or not it was useful. By now she long ago already had her own bedding, not having to share with Tang San. Never able to manage her finances, in a short time asking Tang San to lend spending money, already became habit.

“Not exactly six silver coins? Wait for me to get the stipend to pay you. You still haven’t said, if you after all are willing to let me come along with you.”

Tang San said with a slight smile:

“You want to go then go. Only, my dad’s temperament can be bad.”

Xiao Wu not in the least fazed said:

“Someone this lovely, your dad will happily approve of me.”

While speaking, still assuming a gentle and soft appearance asking Tang San with blinking eyes.

Other people might be fooled by her outward appearance, but Tang San had seen too many scenes of her true volcanic eruptions. He could not help but shake his head, still not a bit swallowing her cover.

“You need not use your honey trap on me. Fortunately you will appear seven years old, if a bit older, perhaps you truly would have a little fox spirit talent.”

“Fox spirit? What’s that?”

Xiao Wu full of curiosity asked.

Tang San smiling said:

“It’s a kind of spirit beast turned into a demon, specializing in seducing men.”

Xiao Wu was stunned a moment, her gaze at Tang San suddenly became somewhat strange, between eye blinks, her mood abruptly became agitated,

“You drop dead, daring to call me a fox spirit, I’ll definitely fight you.”

While speaking, she already baring fangs and brandishing claws leapt up from her bed, charging at Tang San.

The other working students regarding this scene no longer wondered at the sight. The noise of fighting between Xiao Wu Jie and Tang San to their point of view, long ago became accustomed to; if some day those two were not fighting several times, on the contrary perhaps they instead would feel uneasy.

Early the next day, as Tang San set out with that very bouncing and vivacious young girl at his side, wearing Nuoding academy’s uniform, leaving Nuoding city, and heading towards Holy Spirit village.

This past year, to Tang San’s point of view, had been extremely rich, and also extremely satisfying. Breaking through Mysterious Heaven skill’s first tier bottleneck, under assiduous cultivation, Mysterious Heaven skill had made rapid progress. On the basis of his own calculations, by now he should already be reaching the upper middle second tier’s strength, on the basis of spirit power calculations, he should have about sixteenth rank approaching seventeenth rank.

In the academy, people able to compare spirit power with him, only had a Xiao Wu: even though he never saw her cultivate, when the two compared spirit power the difference was never far. Sometimes Tang San had the upper hand, sometimes he was reversely surpassed by Xiao Wu. Although both were children, to the two who refused to give in, exchanging points like this was hard to avoid.

Just when starting, Xiao Chen-Yu and Wang Sheng, these higher grade students occasionally joined in, but along with Tang San and Xiao Wu spirit powers’ lightning fast rise, there were no people who again came to disturb them. One could ask: who would hope to become like a sandbag’s existence?

Therefore, although Xiao Wu was nominally the boss of Nuoding’s students, in practice, when Xiao Chen-Yu’s group addressed Tang San, he was also called little San Ge.

When Tang San exchanged pointers with Xiao Wu, he always losing more than he won. Xiao Wu’s fighting techniques emerged in an endless stream, especially her Soft Skill gave people a kind of New Year cake like feeling, if in circumstances where both sides did not draw support from spirit ring powers, Tang San was practically certain to lose. Even if using spirit rings, relying on blue silver grass binding and paralysing effects, the most he could accomplish when battling Xiao Wu was a draw.

As for Tang San’s secretly practiced hidden weapons these were certainly not used when exchanging pointers, first was because the hidden weapons’ killing power was too great, too easy to injure a person, and second, he was

still hoping to temper his own close combat strength through exchanging pointers with Xiao Wu. Perhaps it was because of the two mutually acting as sparring partners giving rise to an accelerating effect, but in respect to fighting, they advanced side by side. The academy’s teachers were all already disinclined to be in charge of them, and in Nuoding, although Tang San and Xiao Wu were still only first years, they already became the academy’s famous geniuses.

“Is it still far ah?”

Xiao Wu looked east, then gazed west, offhandedly asking.

“We’ll arrive soon. See that hilltop over there? Our Holy Spirit village is at the foot of the hill.”

About to arrive home, Tang San couldn’t help his mood being somewhat excited, if not for the Nuoding academy regulations he would have returned to stay at home at night, without the teacher making the rounds every day, maybe Tang San long ago would have returned home to look in on his father. ‘Not meeting for a year, dad, are you still well?’

Perhaps it was because of being an orphan in his last life, this life, Tang San all the more especially treasured that family love.

Touching Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges at his waist, there he had brought the iron hammer for his father, brand new clothes, and even some bottles of pretty good wine.

The little mountain village where he lived for six years was already in view, not knowing why, in Tang San’s heart a kind of indescribable feeling gradually appeared. If insisting on using words to describe it, then he would say, the feeling of having family was truly good. Even if that family only was him and his father.

Very quickly, the two already walked into Holy Spirit village. Tang San’s home was at the edge of the village, raising his hand to indicate the roof with that dilapidated sign, Tang San smiled at Xiao Wu and said:

“Look, that’s my home.”

Home before his eyes, Tang San’s mood subconsciously became excited, underfoot his steps increasing pace, three steps and two more and he reached the door of his home.

The front door exactly alike as when he left certainly didn’t matter, this was Tang Hao’s habit all along. After all, this smithy did not have anything that could be stolen.

“Dad, I’m back.”

Tang San excitedly shouted.

Xiao Wu from never having Tang San this excited, stood at his back looking at him somewhat curiously. In her impression, Tang San was a very gentle friend, usually not saying much, but always with a busy feeling, always having some matter to attend. Only in their exchanging of pointers

could his serious side be seen. And even if seriously losing to her, one still never saw his angry or even agitated appearance.

While calling, Tang San walked inside with quick steps.

Everything seemingly had not changed, the smithy was still in turmoil, even more so compared to before he left, a hideous mess of things left all over, a broken tattered and worn out feeling, bringing Tang San even more familiarity.

“Oh, little San, you’re back.”

A mild voice rose. From inside a person walked out.

Seeing him, Tang San couldn’t help but be stunned,

“Grandpa Jack, you also, ah, then my dad?”

Walking out from inside was exactly Holy Spirit village elder old Jack, on his face a somewhat wry smile, he handed over a paper in his hand to Tang San, saying:

“You have a look, this is your father’s message. Earlier I came to find him, originally thinking to have him and me go meet you, not thinking you would already have returned.”

A nervous feeling appeared in Tang San’s heart, hurriedly taking the paper old Jack held out and lowering his head to read.

On the paper were only a few simple lines, handwriting somewhat sloppy, but concealing a bold and unconstrained spirit.

“Little San:

When this letter reaches you, I will have already left. Do not look for me, you will not be able to find me.

Although you are still young, you have the strength to provide for yourself. A young falcon must first spread its wings on its own before soaring.

You need not worry about me. In your nature is a great deal of your mother’s delicacy. Dad is a useless person. You gradually grow up, dad has to go get back some things that originally should have belonged to me. Inevitably one day, we two father and son will again see each other.

I hope you become formidable, but I also do not hope you become formidable. You choose your own path.

If one day you feel the spirit master vocation is not good, then return to Holy Spirit village, and like me, work as a blacksmith.

Do not miss me.

Tang Hao”

Reading the letter in his hand, Tang San’s entire person was already stunned, the joy filling his chest in an instant changing into helpless loss.

Dad left, dad, why must you leave?

Old Jack saw Tang San in low spirits, and with a wry smile said:

“Tang Hao this fellow left without any warning. The day before yesterday I came to have him forge some farm tools. With him leaving like this, we must again find a blacksmith later. This fellow, truly too irresponsible.”

Tang San slowly returned from his absentmindedness,

“Grandpa Jack, you’re saying, dad would have left in only these two days?”

Old Jack nodded.

“Should have left in these two days. Little San, don’t feel sorry, this kind of a father is unworthy of it. Come with grandpa, we’ll go to my home.”

Tang San silently shook his head, with the greatest care folding the letter in his hands, placing it in his bosom.

“Thank you, Grandpa Jack, but my home is in this mess, I must decline and remain. I still have to put it in order at once.”

Old Jack was stunned a moment, he had not thought the very small Tang San unexpectedly would send him off, with a sigh, he said:

“Very well. Only, if you need anything, do not hesitate to come find me.”

With no choice but to shake his head, he turned towards the outside and left.

As old Jack left, within the smithy remained only the two people Tang San and Xiao Wu. Tang San did not open his mouth, then began tidying up the messy room, clearing away the room’s different things.

Unusually, the ordinarily lively and energetic Xiao Wu right now kept silent, walking to Tang San’s side, calmly helping him put various things away, and bringing scoops of fresh water from the water jar outside, helping him wipe the dirt within the room.

……

Nuoding primary spirit master academy.

Grandmaster was in his room reading. Little San having returned home, his heart was empty. Knowing him for a year’s time, even though he never said so aloud, but his attachment to this child constantly deepened.

Until this morning when Tang San left, he still hesitated whether to go to his home to have a look. Finally Grandmaster still vetoed this notion of his. There were very many reasons, even to the extent that including himself was unable to explain clearly.

Peng, peng, peng, at this time, a knocking sound suddenly rose.

Grandmaster’s brows knitted, normally besides Tang San, there were basically no people that would come here.

“Please come in.”

Grandmaster put down the book in his hand, speaking coolly.

Opening the door, a large figure entered from outside. He wore a simple grey robe, messy black hair hanging loosely down to the shoulder, hoary face carved full of the vicissitudes of life, a pair of muddy eyes as if already

like a candle guttering in the wind, his appearance didn’t at all correspond to his fifty or so years of age.

“Hello, Grandmaster.”

The visitor’s voice was deep and hoarse.

No knowing why, when this person entered the door, Grandmaster’s entire body subconsciously tensed, even unconsciously spreading spirit power all over his body.

“You are?”

Slowly standing up, Grandmaster’s eyes revealed some uncertainty.

The grey clad person coolly said:

“Speaking of, we should not have met for twenty years, right. With this current appearance of mine, it’s no wonder you do not recognize me. I’m Tang Hao.”

“Tang Hao?”

Grandmaster’s ‘old well makes no waves’ expression suddenly changed greatly, eyes focusing in practically an instant, rigidly staring at this person before him, both hands clutching the table, fingers already becoming pale,

“You-, you are Hao……”

Tang Hao waved his hand, stopping Grandmaster from speaking, coldly saying:

“Past titles need not be brought up again. In those days, for however many reasons, other people would perhaps consider you as only a madman, but I know you are a persistent person.”

Grandmaster gradually calmed down, rigid face somewhat affected at once,

“It seems as if my conjecture was not mistaken, as expected you are Tang San’s father. He already returned home, why would you be here?”

Tang Hao lowered his head, coolly saying:

“Precisely because he returned home, I would be here. I know you accepted him as apprentice. As father, I should have come to see you long ago. I must leave, my only worry is just him, therefore, I hope to entrust little San to you.”

“You must leave? Go where? He is your son.”

Grandmaster glared rigidly at Tang Hao, the expression in his eyes somewhat fierce.

Tang Hao still had a cold appearance,

“He is still your disciple. I have to leave, there are very many matters that are necessary to attend to. Following me, he cannot obtain

happiness. I have no other requests, his life, he must choose by himself. Ten years, I have already left this world for ten years, by now he has already grown up, so I have some business that I have to deal with.”

Grandmaster drew a long breath,

“I do not know what happened to you, but, I can see little San is very reluctant to part from you, you do not feel that this kind of departure is too cruel to him?”

Tang Hao coolly said:

“He decided on his own to walk an extraordinary path; being together with me would be cruel to him. Well, I’ve said what I had to say, no matter when, please remember, he is my son.”

Having said this, Tang Hao waved his raised hand, a jet-black token tile dropped onto Grandmaster’s desk with a clanking sound, the token tile was impressively similar to the one Grandmaster originally brought with Tang San to enter Spirit Hunting Forest, only, in this token tile’s pattern were all six……

Peng, the door closed, Tang Hao’s large figure had already disappeared. Looking at the door, Grandmaster stood there for a long time without any movement.

After a good while, he could slowly lower his head, gaze falling on that token tile, the corners of his mouth revealed a slight wry smile,

“I would not have thought, my idol unexpectedly already became like this.”

……

Sunlight slanting from the west, side by side in front of the smithy’s door sat two petite figures. They were dressed in similar clothes, sitting quietly.

The glow of the setting sun coloured them faintly red, seemingly branding their bodies a golden red.

The girl on the left inclined her head, looking at the boy, both hands poking her chin, wanting to say something, but she endured in the end.

On the contrary it was the boy who opened his mouth, in his hands holding a brand new forging hammer,

“Xiao Wu, thank you.”

“Thank me for what?”

Xiao Wu full of curiosity asked.

“Thank you for keeping me company all along.”

Tang San lowered his head, looking at the ground underfoot, the expression in his eyes somewhat misted, also somewhat hazy, but in the end without tears falling.

Xiao Wu giggled, pushing Tang San’s shoulder with great force, nearly pushing over Tang San,

“Don’t be gloomy. Your dad only left temporarily, that’s all. Inevitably one day, you will meet again. Maybe, his leaving was only in order to let you grow even better, let you gain even more power. If you again became down like this, wouldn’t it disappoint his efforts?”

Tang San’s face revealed a trace of a wry smile,

“Maybe so, but, why did he not let me see him again. Xiao Wu, did you know, dad is my only family. Home without dad, is also no longer a home.”

Xiao Wu flung back her head, tossing her long scorpion braid in front,

“Without dad, you still have me this friend, right. If you absolutely want to find family, I wouldn’t mind being your older sister. Quickly, let me hear you call me Xiao Wu Jie. Everyone calls me that, only you are an exception.”

Looking at Xiao Wu’s lovely and smart appearance with that evening sunset glow illuminating her flushed little face, Tang San couldn’t help but smile. Just when a person’s heart was the weakest having by his side a person for company, was an extremely happy matter.

“If you want to become my little sister, I won’t be opposed. I remember what was said: although we are of the same year, it seems you compared to me must be a few months younger. I was born on the first month, you on the eighth month, correct.”

“Don’t imagine that’s possible. I will only be the older sister, I’m unsuitable to be the younger sister.”

Xiao Wu angrily raised her hand to knock Tang San’s head.

Tang San’s body in a flash had already leapt up, standing three meters in front of Xiao Wu,

“Xiao Wu, follow me onto the hill, I will show you some things.”

Tang San’s expression was very earnest, seemingly like having decided on something.

Xiao Wu also did not again play, on her little face revealing cleverness, nodding towards him.

Tang San took the initiative and pulled Xiao Wu by her delicate hand, and ran for the small hill outside the village. The two’s shadows under the illumination of the setting sun gradually lengthened on the ground.

Tang San brought Xiao Wu continuously running to the hilltop before coming to a stop, under conditions of fully pushing Mysterious Heaven skill, he could not help but pant slightly.

Standing on the hilltop, Tang San faced the setting sun, both eyes already filled with purple,

“Xiao Wu, this is my former practice place. I am very seriously asking you a question, and I hope you can seriously answer me.”

Xiao Wu bit her lip,

“Don’t you know, your current appearance is very like that old fogey at the academy?”

Tang San slowly turned around, seriously looking at Xiao Wu,

“Are you willing to be my little sister? I truly hope to be able to again have a family member.”

Xiao Wu was about to say something, but was stopped by Tang San,

“First listen to what I have to say. I have nothing, you have also seen my family’s circumstances, and I am only descended from impoverished commoners. I cannot give you wealth and also cannot give you power. You also have innate full spirit power, but you and I are not alike, I can see your life’s experiences should have some story. But I never asked, because I feared that our backgrounds disparity is too great, and we could not even become friends. But, I truly hope to be able to have a little sister like you, although I am unable to give you what nobles possess, I can give

you my promise. I will always protect my little sister, will not let her come to the slightest harm.”

Seeing teardrops glimmer in Tang San’s eyes, Xiao Wu’s eyes gradually reddened,

“If one day, there are very many people wanting to kill me, and you are unable to defeat those people, then what?”

Tang San unexpectedly revealed a tiny smile,

“Then let them to first step over my corpse.”

Xiao Wu was silent, Tang San also did not speak again, and the red of the setting sun gradually slipped away, by now in the sky above stars already softly emerged.

“Ge.”

Xiao Wu simply used one word to break the silence between the two.

All along holding back tears, as this moment finally fell, Tang San’s shaking hands, raised Xiao Wu’s hands,

“Thank you, little sister.”

Father left, but he also had a little sister. Tang San raised his head to gaze at the sky, to the stars in the sky silently making a lifetime oath.

At nightfall, the two children sat on the hilltop, feeling the gentle mountain breeze, looking at the stars and moon in the sky, the tranquil atmosphere and inviting fresh air, without exception produced a comfortable feeling.

“Do I have to call you big brother?”

Xiao Wu turned her head to look towards Tang San at her side.

Tang San was dumbfounded,

“Why?”

Xiao Wu’s face revealed a slight blush,

“How to say, I am also the boss of Nuoding’s students, abruptly having a big brother, how will they see me?”

Tang San smiled,

“Well, you still just call me little San. As long as I in my heart know you are my little sister, what relevance is forms of address?”

While speaking, Tang San raised his hand, pulling down his sleeve, and removed the sleeve dart on his left wrist.

“Having become my sister, I without any valuable things, this is a present to you for defending yourself. It is my first work.”

Xiao Wu curiously looked at the sleeve dart Tang San handed over,

“What is this?”

Chapter 14

Evil Eye White Tiger Dai Mubai

Tang San smiled slightly, saying:

“I call it a sleeve dart, it’s also known as a silent sleeve dart. It only requires using a switch and three darts inside will shoot according to your control. It can fire one, and also can fire all three at once. Because the noise of launching is very small, it’s not easy for the opponent to detect, therefore, when confronting enemies on par with you, it’s able to produce very good effect.”

Xiao Wu astonished said:

“Before when we exchanged pointers, how come I did not see you using this kind of thing?”

Tang San smiled calmly, saying:

“Blockhead, we are fellow students, and also friends. How could I use this kind of deadly weapon? Still remember that time I used stones to hit you? You think, that was only coincidence? Look, over there is a mosquito.”

Xiao Wu followed the direction of Tang San’s finger, three metres away, sure enough was a buzzing mosquito flying, and it could with difficulty be seen with the aid of moonlight.

“If I told you I could hit its left wing, and not kill it, what would you say?”

Xiao Wu stared at him saying:

“Are you joking?”

Purple light flashed in Tang San’s eyes, abruptly raising his right hand, a faint shadow softly passed, and that mosquito disappeared in thin air.

Pulling Xiao Wu’s hand, Tang San said:

“Follow me.”

Pulling her to walk a short distance to stop before a large tree, not needing Tang San’s finger, Xiao Wu also could distinctly see, on the tree trunk was a three cun long steel needle, glittering under the illumination of starlight.

Nailed by the needle to the tree, something seemingly struggled with all its effort.

Xiao Wu lowering her head for a careful look, and could not help but shocked make a strangled sound. Under that needle was nailed that same mosquito, the steel needle piercing the mosquito’s left wing, firmly sewing it to the tree, and by that mosquito’s thrashing about, obviously without danger to its life.

“Ho-, how did you do this?”

Xiao Wu gasping with astonishment looked towards Tang San. If not because she had all along been together with Tang San, she even would have thought this was prepared in advance.

Tang San pulled out the steel needle, when he again opened his hand, the steel needle had already disappeared,

“This is my secret, I call it hidden weapons, even dad doesn’t know. I only want to tell you, I have the strength to protect my own little sister.”

Regarding new things, Xiao Wu was always very interested, excitedly shaking Tang San’s hand and saying:

“Good big brother, can’t you teach me that.”

Tang San said with a wry smile:

“W ith your violent tendencies, if you also learned hidden weapons, who knows how many people would suffer disaster. And also hidden weapon cultivation is not an overnight matter. The sleeve dart I gave you is also a kind of hidden weapon, so first grasp using it well.”

Wanting to study Tang sect hidden weapons certainly was not easy, first of all one must have Mysterious Heaven skill as foundation, and Xiao Wu’s spirit power already was not weak, cultivating Mysterious Heaven skill anew was clearly impossible. Tang San had already secretly resolved, afterward he would make some mechanism type hidden weapons equipment for her body. This should also be considered as sufficient.

Tang San personally put on the sleeve dart on Xiao Wu’s left arm, properly adjusting the sleeve dart’s size, completely fitting to Xiao Wu’s wrist, afterwards he explained once the silent sleeve dart’s use method details to Xiao Wu, letting her try it out several times. Xiao Wu was practically immediately in love with this treasure.

As Xiao Wu left to one side to try shooting the sleeve dart, Tang San slowly raised his head, watching the stars overhead, saying to himself:

“Dad, do you truly fear I would be unable to become strong at your side? You be at ease, I will work hard at cultivation, become a true man. Inevitable one day, I will become your pride.”

“Tang Sect, I already left you for six years, but I will always be a Tang sect person, in this Douluo Continent, I definitely will carry on Tang Sect’s everything to new heights.”

A pair of hands like shining white jade suddenly threw out, light like countless threads of silvery light towered up, and in Tang San’s eyes already was a purple radiance.

……

Five years later.

Balak Kingdom, located in south Heaven Dou Empire, bordering with Fasinuo Province. Speaking of this kingdom, its actual area was only four thirds of Fasinuo Province, subordinate to Heaven Dou Empire. Within the borders of Heaven Dou Empire it was one of four great kingdoms. Balak’s king Kundela was the current Heaven Dou Empire’s king Aokula’s younger cousin.

Southern Balak Kingdom bordered directly on Star Luo Empire, consequently, among Heaven Dou Empire’s four kingdoms, Balak Kingdom’s military strength was the most powerful, and it could also be said to be the gateway to Heaven Dou Empire.

Heaven Dou Empire originally had ten provinces that were later divided among the four great kingdoms forming six powers: the Empire itself directly controlled five provinces, the four great kingdoms each controlled one, and there was still one duchy second only to kingdoms, occupying the smallest province on the Empire’s eastern side.

On the surface, the four great kingdoms and one duchy must all be subject to Heaven Dou Empire’s rule, but in fact, these five states long ago already became nations within a nation, besides the necessary tribute, they were all entirely independent. If not for Heaven Dou Imperial Family controlling a large number of troops, perhaps a civil war would long ago already have appeared.

Star Luo Empire also had similar circumstances, consequently, while the two empires looked to be strong forces, in fact both were in decline. If someone spoke badly, that day the entire Continent’s situation would abruptly transform.

Within Balak Kingdom were two most important cities, one was Balak king Kundela’s resident capital Balake City, here was the heart of the entire Balake Kingdom’s politics and industry. And the other city was located at the richest granary within the borders of Balak Kingdom called Suotuo City.

These two cities both had massive garrisons, and were the entire Kingdom’s highest priority.

Suotuo City was a large city, this bit could be seen from Spirit Hall’s allocated as the third ranked Lord Spirit Hall.

Currently just past noon, the blazing sun shining fiercely, at Suotuo City’s west gate entered two youths. By looks, they both only appear to be ten-some years old, not carrying any luggage, one boy and one girl.

The boy’s clothing was simple, looking like twelve or thirteen years old, about one metre seventy tall, wearing a pale blue fresh attire, very neat. Around his waist a belt inset with twenty four pieces of jade, black hair hanging halfway down to his shoulders, facial features although not considered handsome, gave people a kind of very easy to get along with feeling. At the corners of his mouth he continuously wore a slight smile.

If saying of the boy looked gentle and ordinary, then, the girl at his side looked not as common.

Silky smooth black long hair combed out into a neat scorpion braid, even though it was a braid, it still hung down to her lower back, compared to that boy she must still be a little bit taller, wearing small pink clothes, tightly covering a figure already begun developing, if speaking of chest still said to be inadequately developed, but her slender small waist could cause countless women envy.

Tall and slender taut legs wrapped up in trousers, perfect golden ratio proportion, even though her age appeared not old, her face was still childish, but a perfectly round little buttocks were already somewhat hinted at.

The natural shape of curved eyebrows, a pair of bright and intelligent big eyes matching a somewhat round soft and fair little face, not only pretty, also giving people a somewhat charming feeling, the word lovely seemingly made to measure her. That boy standing at her side, was long ago concealed by her intangible radiance.

The girl raised her hand, wiping her slightly moist forehead, and somewhat grumbling said:

“Finally reached this Suotuo City. I truly don’t know how Grandmaster thought, obviously quite a few intermediate spirit master academies expressed they would unconditionally recruit us, yet he asked you to come take the examination here at that not even separating grades worn down academy.”

The boy smiled slightly, saying:

“Teacher asked me to come take the examination, but did not ask you to come, who asked you to insist on following. Fortunately Balak Kingdom borders on Fasinuo Region, if not wouldn’t you have to be complaining even more?”

The girl stared coldly at the boy,

“Truly without conscience, everything is not for your sake. Who asked you to be my big brother? Anyway the day after tomorrow we can take the examination. No matter what, you must accompany me to play in Suotuo City for these two days, make good the injuries to my young and small heart.”

The boy couldn’t help but laugh and said:

“The formidable Nuoding academy’s supreme sister for six years in a row, still has a young and small heart? Let those younger brothers of yours see that, I do not know whether they would immediately go jump into the river.”

This boy and girl, were exactly Tang San and Xiao Wu from Nuoding primary spirit master academy.

Five years’ time had passed, and they at long last successfully graduated from Nuoding primary spirit master academy. Of course with their talents, Nuoding academy intended to recommend they immediately enter intermediate spirit master academy, even to the extent of having several famous academies issue invitation letters, giving an abundance of places to choose from.

But Grandmaster demanded Tang San turn down the invitations, and go to this south Suotuo City place known as Shrek Academy to enter for examination.

Six years of instruction, regarding Grandmaster, Tang San long ago already respected him like a father, let alone understanding him, what Grandmaster asked him to do this it was certainly for his good. Therefore, he complied without the slightest hesitation.

Over the past six years, Tang San and Xiao Wu’s relationship long ago became close like blood siblings; if Tang San chose here, then Xiao Wu naturally also followed.

When leaving the academy, Grandmaster told Tang San he must go to the imperial capital, then afterward would come find them.

The six years in Nuoding, was to Tang San an extremely rich six years: morning classes, afternoon work, evening cultivation, practically without free time. At twelve years old he already no longer resembled that originally frail look. Working in the smithy every day, gave him a healthy and strong physique, although looking at him he could not be considered majestic, the body covered by the fresh clothing was full of explosive force muscle.

Xiao Wu pouting said:

“Regardless, do you promise?”

Tang San laughed, saying:

“As you want. Only, having travelled so far, aren’t you tired? We should first find a place to stay and speak again. Also it’s almost noon, so eat first, right.”

Xiao Wu smiling said:

“This is just about right.”

Tang San very rarely went against her words. Ever since the two people established a sibling relationship, he all along took care of her like a big brother, although he was very busy, the unexpectedly displayed consideration still gave Xiao Wu a pleasurable kind of feeling.

Suotuo City compared to Nuoding City must be much bigger, and naturally also must be much livelier. On the street, everywhere could be seen patrolling soldiers, a bustling stream of people were passing by nonstop.

The two first simply ate some small things, and afterwards looked for a place to stay. Soon Xiao Wu discovered a very unique hotel.

The hotel was three floors tall, and although the size could not be considered too large, the exterior adornment was completely rose red, the entire hotel building style was like an enormous rose, very easily able to give people looking at it a certain feeling.

“Rose Hotel. Little San, we’ll stay here.”

Xiao Wu pointed.

Tang San unnecessarily said:

“I hear you.”

Working these several years, adding to the stipend given by Spirit Hall, he by now could be considered as having some savings. Xiao Wu never cared about amounts of money, spending extravagantly, so in order to not let her overspend, she simply let Tang San hold her income, letting him put it away. Having him control some, she still could save a little.

Walking into the Rose Hotel, the first sensation was a smell of rose fragrance, a scent penetrating deeply into the heart and bringing a somewhat hidden warmth feeling, making people’s hearts free from worry.

The interior decorations of the hotel only had three kinds of color: white, silver and rose red, warm and unique, very easily giving people a good feeling.

Tang San walked up before the counter,

“Trouble you to give us two rooms.”

The clerk behind the counter hastily stood up, taking a look at Tang San, again looking at Xiao Wu, eyes revealing some envious light,

“Sir, must it truly definitely be two rooms?”

Tang San nodded,

“Is something wrong?”

The clerk’s eyes showed some uncertainty,

“I’m sorry, we only have one room remaining here.”

“One room?”

Tang San frowned, as a two lifetimes person, the little time sharing a bed with Xiao Wu did not feel significant, but after all by now these two had gradually both gotten grown up figures, he could still very clearly remember the words about no direct contact between men and women.

The clerk said with emphasis,

“Yes, ah, only one. However you be at ease, all our rooms are very big, and the facilities have everything one might expect, more than sufficient for staying two people.”

Speaking, he also gave towards Tang San an expression that could only be sensed and not explained in words. Of course, Tang San was unable to make sense of it.

Xiao Wu said with a big grin:

“That one room is fine. When we were at Nuoding, didn’t we always stay in the same dormitory? Like this. We can still save a little money to buy beautiful clothes.”

Tang San couldn’t help but shake his head, he was not an obstinate person, at worst he would sleep on the floor, at night would also cultivate, that could be the best sleep.

“Fine, I’ll trouble you to give me this room.”

Just when the clerk was helping Tang San put in order the formalities, a voice out of nowhere interrupted the clerk’s actions.

“I say, this room should belong to me, right.”

Tang San and Xiao Wu simultaneously turned around to look, only to find three people appeared behind them, walking over towards the counter.

These three people were one man and two women. The two girls gorgeously dressed, looking to be seventeen or eighteen years old, figures tall and slender, compared to Xiao Wu still must be a bit taller, but what caused the most surprise, their features were unexpectedly exactly alike, they were actually twins.

But, Tang San’s gaze did not fall on those two stunning beauties, what attracted his attention was the man walking in the middle.

The man was about one metre eighty tall, compared to him would be half a head taller, appearing not old, even to the extent that he must be a bit younger than the two young women behind him, broad shoulders, features handsome and somewhat resolute, a head of long golden hair unrolling behind him, falling down nearly to his waist. His hair did not curl, and hung straight down.

Most eye catching were his eyes, those were a pair of evil eyes, both eyes unexpectedly had twin pupils, within the deep blue eyes was a very cold gaze, a kind of icy cold evolving from the depths of the heart, an evil light glimmering between half open eyelids, under his gaze, the whole body felt like cut by a sharp sword.

With extremely handsome features matching this kind of pair of eyes, this kind of man, regardless of where would be a focus of people’s

attention.

He was very powerful, this was Tang San’s first thought after seeing this person.

The twin young women held the arms of that twin pupil man, he also took no notice of Tang San, his gaze after sweeping across Xiao Wu’s body, flashed out a trace of astonished light, but this was only a passing glimmer, nothing more.

Walking up before the counter, looking at the clerk, the youth said:

“You are newly arrived, right. Unaware to nevertheless leave one room here for me?”

The clerk was stunned a moment, and probingly asked:

“You are?”

The twin pupil man somewhat impatiently said:

“Call out your manager.”

The clerk under the twin pupil man’s gaze, heart felt a peal of cold, hurriedly went in back to call his superior.

Tang San coolly said:

“Elder brother, seems we were here first.”

The twin pupil man did not even turn his head, only coldly said:

“So what?”

He habitually did not face people explaining.

Tang San’s temperament was considered mild, but Xiao Wu could not that well be bullied, in a flash she already came to Tang San’s side,

“No how, so you scram.”

The twin pupil man finally turned, ice-cold evil gaze falling on Xiao Wu, nodding,

“Very good, for a very long time there was nobody who dared speak like this to me. Your bodies also have spirit power fluctuations, should be spirit masters. Then you together, if strike me I will immediately leave, otherwise, you please demonstrate at once this scramming.”

Hearing the words of the twin pupil man, the twin young women at his side couldn’t help but have silly smiles, appearing to have not a bit of worry, cutely letting go of the twin pupil man’s arms, retreating to one side.

Just at this time, that previous clerk already brought out a middle aged man from the back, he had obviously heard the twin pupil man’s dialogue

with Tang San and Xiao Wu, face wearing an anxious expression,

“Let me speak, let me speak, by no means fight.”

The twin pupil man gave him an oblique look,

“Manager Wang, you are currently more willing to do business, ah?”

Manager Wang wiped the sweat on his head, with a smile said:

“Young master Dai, by all means do not say so, it’s all a no good subordinate, this kid just came yesterday, unaware of the rules, please excuse me, please excuse me. I will immediately arrange a room for you.”

Speaking, he turned his head towards Tang San and Xiao Wu, his whole face apologetic saying:

“I beg your pardon, two visitors. That room was booked by young master Dai, please choose another store.”

If it was according to Tang San’s temper, he would let it be. With so many hotels, he did not care about changing stores. But Xiao Wu’s temperament was motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos and would not so easily compromise.

“We will not yield, so what? Bloody snobby creatures. Do not think we will be bullied because we’re young.”

Young master Dai snorted coldly,

“Even if you wanted to yield it is also not so easy, cursing me, wanting to leave can’t happen.”

“Young master Dai, young master Dai, you……”

Manager Wang was greatly anxious, face had a pleading expression.

Young master Dai’s eyes held a fierce light,

“Less nonsense. Consider all damages on me.”

Used to being regarded as Nuoding academy’s big sister leader, Xiao Wu seeing the other side with this kind of arrogant expression, was immediately about to rush out and hit.

Tang San caught Xiao Wu’s shoulder,

“Leave it to me.”

Xiao Wu discontentedly said:

“Why? I will do it myself, I will hit him so his even mom doesn’t recognize him.”

Tang San wrinkled his brow, saying:

“As a girl, your language should be a bit neater. Did you forget what I said before, I will always protect you. This is a matter between men.”

He did not let Xiao Wu go fight, first because he felt the other side was formidable, fearing Xiao Wu would come to harm. Second, if they really lost, he would rather be humiliated himself, could not let Xiao Wu be humiliated by the other side.

Hearing the words ‘I will always protect you’, Xiao Wu’s indignant expression relaxed, looking at Tang San she said:

“Then you be careful.”

“No need to argue, I said, you two together.”

Young master Dai said impatiently.

Tang San free from conceit and arrogance took two steps forward,

“Kindly advise me.”

Young master Dai with an evil light in his eyes, right fist suddenly lifted, accompanying a frontal rush, going straight for a strike at Tang San’s chest. His movements were very simple, without any flourishes, but Tang San’s expression changed. Because the opponent’s fist’s momentum in a flash already reached the peak effect of physical force and speed. Without plentiful combat experience how could this bit also be possible.

This time Tang San could in no way retreat, the opponent’s momentum could thereupon suddenly rise, so only would cause this fist’s power to further increase. Therefore, he not only did not retreat, on the contrary moved forward. Right foot in a flash advancing a step, this step cut across as much as three metres, immediately drawing close to his opponent, Tang San’s goal was very simple, he must disrupt the opponent’s offensive rhythm.

Similarly wielding his right fist, Tang San’s hand in an eye blink became smooth and milky white like jade.

With a muffled peng sound, young master Dai’s forward rushing body came to a sudden stop, but Tang San uncontrolledly had to withdraw four or five steps backward to be able to come to a stop.

Young master Dai’s eyes revealed an astonished light, he clearly had not thought this before him that looked like compared to him still must be several years younger junior would be able to stop his fist.

Making young master Dai most astonished was Tang San’s fist, in attack power he clearly held the advantage, but currently his right hand ached to the point of splitting apart, Tang San’s fist seemed to be as hard as copper moulded on cast iron.

Would Tang San not also be astonished? One must know, his fist not only included Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength, but his physical power in itself also did not in any way match his age, working as a blacksmith for

years made his physical strength far above the average person, adding onto Mysterious Jade Hand’s properties, three great advantages mixing, and he still lost.

The opponent’s physical power was very strong, but not that that kind of fierce strength, rather a condensed strength, as if all the physical power he possessed was condensed into the size of a fist, in a flash erupting in a shocking force that already caused the qi and blood in Tang San’s body to roil.

“Good. Able to receive my fist, you have the qualifications to be my opponent.”

Young master Dai coldly shouted, body again put into action. This time, his attack was not so simple: his entire person flew forward, instantly already reaching Tang San, four limbs bizarrely spreading open, looking like the whole body up and down was full of openings, but his four limbs all moved slightly, seemingly having boundless later moves.

Tang San’s expression already became extremely imposing, both knees slightly bent, toes simultaneously buckling in, left arm from outside circling in, right arm from inside pushing out, adopting a very peculiar posture.

This strike of young master Dai’s could be said to be the unique skill that made his name, regardless of how the opponent tried to resist the attack, he had many methods to respond, within the seemingly full of openings movements was contained a profound attack technique, all four limbs could turn into weapons.

But when his attack was ready to unfold, unexpectedly, an intangible force came through from underneath. That power seemed very tenacious, without any powerful force of impact, but pure toughness. Young master Dai was in mid-air with nowhere to borrow force, so only felt his body to his surprise forcibly brought to deviate from his original course by that force, falling to one side, his attack naturally lost its aim.

What was this force? The amazed thought flashed past in young master Dai’s mind. But his fighting experience was extremely abundant, with a tiger waist twist in mid-air, body revolving sideways all the way around, he firmly landed on the ground.

But at this time, Tang San’s attack started. He chose just the right moment, exactly in the moment young master Dai’s legs touched down, which was also when it was the most difficult to issue strength.

Using Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, looking like three disjointed steps, Tang San already reached young master Dai’s side, both palms simultaneously clapping out, moving towards young master Dai’s both shoulders.

In young master Dai’s eyes flashed an evil light, the four pupils seemingly simultaneously glittering at once. With an exhaling sound, both shoulders shrugging back, both fists then striking out, simultaneously lifting, and striking towards Tang San’s elbows. Unyielding fist strength in mid-air repeatedly issuing audible cracks, one could see these two fists contained great physical strength.

At the same time as both fists struck, young master Dai’s right leg shot up in a flash, under these close range circumstances, he unexpectedly kicked directly at Tang San’s chin, one could see how good his flexibility was. Whether his pair of fists or right leg, had any one attack hit, as he exceeded Tang San’s attack strength, he would immediately make Tang San loose fighting strength.

But, could Tang San let him have his wish? Don’t forget, this could be Tang San’s specialty.

The palms pushing down towards young master Dai’s both shoulders lost their aim along with the other side withdrawing his shoulders, but Tang San’s hands did not withdraw, only simultaneously swiped downwards. In the wiped area, the tough hidden force young master Dai felt before appeared once again, and his upper arms were at once driven out to two sides, both fists exploding out also glanced off Tang San’s arms to the side, unable to hit their goal.

At the same time as wiping with both hands, Tang San’s left leg in a flash stepped ahead one step, body inclining to one side, shoulder striking straight at young master Dai’s chest, he in this way sideways, also at the right moment let young master Dai kick up that leg, everything seemed to be calculated well.

Right now, young master Dai’s leg, already without space to dodge, also experienced the other side’s attack with both hands erasing physical force, and immediately was at a disadvantage.

With a muffled peng sound, Tang San’s shoulders abruptly rammed young master Dai’s chest, as the spectating twin young women cried out in alarm, young master Dai’s body in a flash flew back, facing upwards, issuing a backward somersault movement, flying out no less than five meters before falling down.

Tang San without following up, calmly looked at young master Dai fallen on the ground. From coming into contact with the other party’s chest he knew, he certainly did not hold much of an advantage.

The moment he was struck, young master Dai’s chest muscles abruptly became hard as iron, although because of the advantage young master Dai was thrown, from that hard meeting hard his own shoulder also had a burning ache.

Young master Dai’s expression was somewhat embarrassed, he had no choice but to admit that just now he took the enemy lightly. This juvenile looking like compared to him still must be several years younger before him, actual power was much greater than what he imagined.

“Still want to go on?” Tang San calmly asked.

Young master Dai’s evil eyes rose,

“Of course. Very good, you can force me to use spirit power, this competition is already my loss. However, properly measuring strength

against you a few times, how can I not be willing? Regardless of the results of competition, afterwards today I give this room to you.”

Young master Dai’s evil eyes revealed not anger and hate, but a kind of peculiar light, if insisting on using words to explain it, the four words ‘thrill of the hunt’ was perhaps the most suitable. His current expression was like seeing a beautiful woman, shoulders quivering minutely, both arms lifting.

Tang San’s eyes were also gradually brightening. He realized, young master Dai in front of him was alike, if before calling him ice-coldly disdainful, then, the current him was all over filled with fiery battle anticipation.

“White tiger, body enhancement.”

A layer of intense pale light abruptly erupted out from all over his body, young master Dai’s both arms simultaneously spread to either side, throwing out his chest, the entire body’s skeleton making a cracking sound, muscles abruptly swelling, filling out the clothes to the point of bursting. Every muscle under the clothes became exceedingly distinct, even the atmosphere at his side seemed to already become irritable.

The full head of blonde hair in an eye blink changed to alternating black and white, white constituting the majority, in its several black locks especially clear. On his forehead appeared four faint lines, three horizontal and one vertical, just right to form the character for ‘king’.

His hands changed the most, to no less than twice the size compared to before changing, white fur covered the entire back of the hand, shooting

from the ten fingers short dagger-like talons continuously stretched out and withdrew from within the hand. Each talon was like the edge of a knife, length no less than eight cun. Glimmering with a dim dazzling gleam.

Young master Dai’s body slowly bent over, four pupils all becoming thoroughly deep blue, giving people a feeling like of a killing machine.

Under his feet, three glittering rings of light rose up in succession, quietly ascending, two yellow and one purple, spirit rings moving around, surging spirit power forming like waves and blowing out.

“Thousand year spirit ring.”

Xiao Wu cried out in alarm, expression immediately somewhat flustered. Wanting to advance to fight shoulder to shoulder with Tang San, but stopped by Tang San.

Among spirit rings, white represented ten year, yellow represented hundred year, purple represented thousand year. This youth before them called young master Dai, actually already possessed a third spirit ring, and also among them still had what was a thousand year existence. One must know, looking on the surface, his age compared to Tang San and Xiao Wu was merely three or four year’s older, that’s all.

Three spirit rings meant that young master Dai’s rank had at least reached thirty, also to say, he was a spirit elder, and was a battle spirit elder possessing a powerful beast spirit.

“Dai Mubai, spirit: white tiger, thirty seventh ranked battle spirit elder.
Kindly advise me.”

Among the domineering power, Dai Mubai announced his spirit and rank, this represented a desire for a formal challenge.

Before the tremendous pressure, Tang San also started becoming different, the violent impulses hidden deep in his heart gradually emerged, eyes covered by a layer of faint purple, slowly raising his right hand.

Deep blue light suddenly surged out, a cluster of deep blue grass abruptly grew from his palm, each blade of grass very tenuous, but on the surface covered with serpent lines, the blades of grass no longer had the previous flat shape, but became cylindrical, and if watching carefully, one was able to clearly see on these blades of grass, were covered with fine little thorns.

Milky white light rose up from all over Tang San’s body, and as if those deep blue blades of grass received some stimulation abruptly enlarged, in the blink of an eye already became as thick as a person’s arm, just like rattan. The black snake lines glimmered with faint light, moving quickly like ten big snakes spiralling around Tang San’s body.

Two yellow spirit rings simultaneously rose up from under Tang San’s feet, orbiting his body.

“Tang San, spirit, blue silver grass, twenty ninth ranked tool spirit grandmaster. Kindly advise me.”

Dai Mubai’s eyebrows that like his hair had turned white rose at once,

“Your spirit is only blue silver grass?”

Tang San spoke Grandmaster’s original words:

“‘There are no good-for-nothing spirits, only good-for-nothing spirit masters.’”

Since Tang San entered Nuoding primary spirit master academy, Dai Mubai was the second powerful spirit he encountered. Only originally the Nuoding academy dean, under Grandmaster’s invitation at the time helping him together obtain the second spirit ring revealing the actual strength of a forty second rank tool spirit ancestor. But that dean’s age long ago already exceeded fifty, and Dai Mubai before him, probably was sixteen or seventeen years old, that’s all.

No wonder, no wonder his relying on physical strength and internal strength adding to Mysterious Jade Hand when first colliding with him fell short, this was the absolute gap of physical strength.

This person before him, could be said to be the most formidable opponent Tang San had encountered, Tang San was very clear on the large difference of one spirit ring, especially when the opponent’s third spirit ring was a thousand year level. Whether added property and ability, it was all not something his two rings could match. This fight, Tang San was without any certainty, perhaps, let him put to use his most secret ability, he could then have the power to contend.

“Well spoken, ‘there are no good-for-nothing spirits, only good-for- nothing spirit masters’. I have been instructed, this blue silver grass spirit of yours is so peculiar.”

Dai Mubai moved, after spirit body enhancement, he seemingly completely became another person, white hair just now fluttered up, his that body brimming with explosive power already reached in front of Tang San.

Both hands ten fingers’ talons simultaneously emerged, raking towards Tang San’s body.

Tang San practically without hesitation retreated lightning quick, using Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, dodging Dai Mubai’s attack by a hair’s breadth, and simultaneously, his released blue silver grass spirit also very quickly moved up, a circle of blue and black thick vines spiralling out, from all directions surging towards Dai Mubai’s body. But Tang San himself, like he was hidden among the vines quietly disappeared.

In Dai Mubai’s evil eye light flashed continuously, entire body covered by surging spirit power, both hands dancing beneath, the vines rushing to his side one by one cut open.

He originally intended to directly cut off these blue silver grass thick vines, but he realized with a shock, these vines were unexpectedly extremely tough, with his added thirty seven ranked spirit power’s tiger claws when swinging at the vines he could only cut halfway through, and

was unable to completely cut free. But in a very short time of the vines leaving the tiger claw’s range, it could very quickly heal itself.

A faint sweet tea fragrance spread among the vines. These vines were seemingly inexhaustible, unceasingly welling out from all directions, even though Dai Mubai’s strength and speed both were substantially increased under the effect of the spirit, he still could not rush out of the range of the vines.

This was blue silver grass? Dai Mubai was greatly astounded, he had never thought that blue silver could be this fierce, the opponent compared to him had one less spirit ring, yet blue silver grass was able to temporarily tangle him, if their spirit rings were equal, then this fight’s victor would be very hard to tell.

Dai Mubai never was a patient person, and his love to outshine others was particularly powerful, his intense gaze abruptly shone, Dai Mubai’s evil eyes suddenly became white, among the three spirit rings over his body, the first spirit ring abruptly radiated greatly, taking the form of a white light cover, blocking the vines around him so they were unable to approach his body.

Immediately following, the second spirit ring on his body also shone, a huge white light in a flash condensed, accompanying Dai Mubai a tiger roar, and a milky white ball of light shot out of his mouth.

The abilities which Dai Mubai’s first two spirit rings added, were separately White Tiger Shield Body Barrier as well as White Tiger Intense

Light Wave, right now launched simultaneously, instantly unfolding their terrible might.

Looking from outside, Dai Mubai’s body was already surrounded by the enormous vines, but just when Xiao Wu slightly relaxed her breath, suddenly, countless white light from in the crevices of the vines abruptly shot out, immediately following, a dull roar abruptly exploded.

The blue silver grass forming vines scattered broken in all directions, a formidable shock wave swept across the Rose Hotel hall in complete disorder.

The spirit was one with the host, Tang San’s expression instantly paled, retreating a step to be able to stand steady.

The white light gradually disappeared, revealing Dai Mubai’s majestic figure, tattered blue silver grass also began to condense again by Tang San’s side, but the quantity compared to before was already a lot less.

“Tang San, beast spirits’ attack strength will always be more powerful compared to tool spirits. Although the power of your blue silver grass surprised me, in the end it still is unable to pin me down.”

Tang San smiled weakly, saying:

“That is certain.”

Suddenly, on Tang San’s body the second spirit ring abruptly shone, Dai Mubai’s body abruptly stiffened at once, a layer of fine vines that had appeared on his body at some unknown time, following Tang San’s second spirit ring’s great release of light, in a flash grew, firmly binding Dai Mubai’s body therein.

The piercing thorns on the vines although only very short, continuously tightened down bringing Dai Mubai’s whole body severe pain, at the same time, he realized his body unexpectedly began to go numb.

Long ago when Tang San still had not reached the twentieth rank, Grandmaster already thought well on from what kind of spirit beast his second spirit ring must be hunted.

Tang San’s second spirit ring was from a kind of plant system spirit beast called ghost vine, the second spirit ring’s highest assimilation spirit ring age was seven hundred sixty four years, this ghost vine spirit ring Tang San’s obtained, at least surpassed six hundred years cultivation.

Ghost vine was a kind of exceedingly horrifying plant system spirit beast, it had extremely powerful nerve poison, one need only be stung by on its piercing thorns, and poison would immediately circulate, until dissolving into pus water, becoming the ghost vine’s fertilizer. And also, what spirit masters feared the most, was the ghost vine’s parasitic ability. When it attacked, it would by its own accord send out countless minute seeds, directly attach to the victim’s body, ghost vine alone provided enough capabilities, or else as these seeds absorbed sufficient nutrients, they would grow on the parasite host’s body, and as nerve poison spread in a short while, the effect would be the same.

Obtaining this more than six hundred year ghost vine spirit ring, even if it was Nuoding academy’s dean, that forty second rank tool spirit ancestor, also took a lot of trouble, relying on himself rather than mutually restraining spirit, could not easily subdue it, letting Tang San accomplish the final killing strike.

After obtaining the ghost vine’s spirit ring, Tang San’s own properties substantially elevated on all sides, blue spirit grass became even tougher, and also turned similar to ghost vine’s outward appearance, only the color and veined pattern maintained its original appearance. And its poison also became nerve paralysing, its effect greatly increased, even if it was in the air the volatile smell could also give rise to a certain effect.

And the ability the ghost vine’s spirit ring gave Tang San, was parasite.

By infusing spirit power, ghost vines parasite ability activated effect still must surpass the original ghost vine itself, under spirit power infusion, parasite seeds would grow in an instant, being unable to guard against. Could be said to be an extremely insidious control ability.

Both blue silver grass’ toughness, from that thirty seventh rank Dai Mubai with white tiger blade was unable to completely cut apart could be seen, he in the end was still underestimating Tang San, underestimating blue silver grass, therefore at the end of the road.

Seeing at Dai Mubai with an astonished light in his eyes, Tang San said:

“My blue silver grass is poisonous, before you should already have inhaled some, also launching emitting powerful sprit power attack abilities to cut open my blue silver grass binding, was sure to cause your internal blood and qi to circulate faster, causing the poison to take effect even faster. Like this, although you yourself did not feel anything, in fact the surface of the skin already began to become somewhat numb, unable to discover the blue silver grass parasite seeds. Therefore, you lose.”

Dai Mubai looked at Tang San, right now other than his head, his entire body was already wrapped under blue silver grass, in his evil eyes an ominous glint continuously sparkling,

“Good, what a blue silver grass. If I same as you only had two spirit rings, then I really would have lost, as my body is already numb, it’s very difficult to struggle free from the blue silver grass. But, after all compared to you I have one more spirit ring. I will still let you have a look at my third spirit ring ability.”

The purple ring of light flashed alight in an eye blink, around Dai Mubai’s body the air became distorted, his evil eye suddenly turning blood red, immediately following, the blue silver grass binding his body suddenly expanded, and with a loud bang, all the blue silver grass binding him, consisting of parasite blue silver grass seeds, completely burst into broken bits.

Dai Mubai’s body, unexpectedly appeared to have changed a second time.

Tang San inhaled a cold breath,

“Is this a thousand year spirit ring ability?”

Chapter 15

Thousand Year Spirit Ring Ability, White Tiger Vajra Transformation

When Dai Mubai was pinned by Tang San’s spirit blue silver grass’ second ability, he finally used his third spirit ring’s ability.

Right now, Dai Mubai appearing before Tang San and Xiao Wu had again changed appearance, the original body because of spirit white tiger body enhancement became majestic once again expanded, its muscles bulging exaggeratedly, the clothes on his body completely bursting, exposing horrifying muscle contours, but most abnormal was, all over his skin appeared black striation, if he wouldn’t have been without fur, it would have been without any difference to a tiger.

The pair of tiger paws again enlarged, on the surface ejected sharp swords all turned shining silver, most peculiar was, his entire body up and down was enveloped in a layer of intense golden light, like it was gilded itself. The blood red pair of evil eyes revealed a bloodthirsty light, the entire body up and down all bringing a kind of king among beasts tyranny.

Although Tang San did not know what a transformation like this before him represented, but this was the third spirit ring, and also an ability bestowed by a thousand year spirit ring.

Equally feeling the crisis Xiao Wu practically immediately released her spirit ring, and like Tang San, two yellow rings of light appeared around her body, that pair of lovable white ears also rose up, originally already very beautiful, she right now looked like her figure seemingly became softer.

Beast spirit body enhancement, unlike beast spirit effect, like Dai Mubai’s white tiger body enhancement, would make him become even more ferocious and strong, what Xiao Wu’s rabbit spirit body enhancement gave her was an even softer figure, along with both legs becoming even longer and more slender. Closer to a rabbit’s characteristics.

Not even Tang San knew from what spirit beast Xiao Wu’s spirit ring was, Tang San and Xiao Wu in that end of year leave when Tang San under Grandmaster and the Nuoding dean’s assistance obtained his second spirit ring, Xiao Wu at that time then returned home, when she again came back, had already obtained the second spirit ring, also was a hundred year spirit ring.

Blue and black blue silver grass shot out from around Tang San’s body, the spirit was not required to only emerge from the palm, bringing sharp thorned vines rapidly rushing out in mid-air, obstructing Dai Mubai’s line of sight, simultaneously twining out towards his four limbs and neck. At Tang San’s own spirit power, under the pressure of Mysterious Heaven skill’s

internal strength, the first spirit ring’s binding ability he currently already brought out to the limit.

At the time of launching the attack, Tang San held back Xiao Wu who wanted to rush out, shaking his head toward her.

Other people could not interfere in a fight between men, otherwise only would be looked down on by the other side. Tang San’s mental age could not match his exterior mere twelve years old, and deeply understood this bit. Even more since, although he from Dai Mubai’s body could sense ice cold and tyranny, but not at all hostility.

When Tang S an held back Xiao Wu, his pupil also abruptly contracted at once, mouth issuing a muffled snort.

Ten silvery lights flashed crisscrossed in mid-air, the rapid blue silver grass vines abruptly halted in mid-air. Immediately following, these blue silver grass with incomparable toughness, just then completely turned into small pieces dissipating in mid-air, Dai Mubai’s majestic body walked step by step towards Tang San’s body, the silvery blades on his tiger claws continuously moving in and out, releasing astonishing pressure.

“Your blue silver grass is indeed not bad, its toughness far exceeds my expectations. Even if it was my normal spirit power, it was to cut them open with the first attack. But, right now I’m using my third spirit ring ability, White Tiger Vajra Transformation. Originally, in order to obtain this spirit ring, I could be said to experience hardship and peril, in the end hunted down a thousand year vajra tiger spirit beast. It not only

substantially increased my physical strength, attack and defence, but at the same time also bestowed on me this White Tiger Vajra Transformation ability.”

Dai Mubai’s steps halted when the distance to Tang San and Xiao Wu still was ten metres, without continuing to attack.

“My White Tiger Vajra Transformation can maintain half an hour of body transformation, in this half hour, in my exceptional state resistance along with attack power, defence, and physical strength simultaneously increase twofold. With my thirty seventh ranked spirit power, under this amplification effect, your poison is still insufficient to harm me. Granted that your spirit ability is exquisite, its control system spirit effect is also not bad, but in the end it still isn’t my match. This is the absolute difference in strength.”

In Dai Mubai’s evil eyes continuously glinted red light, suddenly, the strong muscles on his body gradually contracted, the red light in his eyes also quietly dispersing. On his body the effects of white tiger spirit body enhancement quietly vanished.

The current Dai Mubai would seem somewhat ridiculous, without any clothes intact, jacket completely burst, trousers also very seriously damaged, from the previous sharp thorns of blue silver grass vines, the shredded area of the clothes he wore was not small.

Evil eye having returned to normal, Dai Mubai looked deeply at Tang San and Xiao Wu,

“I think, we very quickly will meet again. Going to Shrek Academy, if someone gives you trouble, give them my Evil Eye White Tiger Dai Mubai’s name.”

Finished speaking, he beckoned to that pair of twin young women, taking the lead to leave the hotel.

Xiao Wu couldn’t help but say at the figure of Dai Mubai’s back:

“How did you know we are going to Shrek Academy?”

Dai Mubai stopped walking, coldly said:

“You are only about twelve years old, at this age, possessing more than twentieth ranked spirit power, at this time, if not coming here to sign up at Shrek Academy, then what ever for? Twelve years old, ha-ha, twelve years old, I’m already fifteen year’s old. Tang San, I’ll await you at Shrek Academy.”

Final words fading, Dai Mubai’s already left the hotel.

Looking at his departing back, Xiao Wu somewhat unconvinced snorted,

“This person really is fishy. By one look is not some good person. Little San, hereafter even if we go to Shrek Academy, still must not have dealings with him.”

Tang San smiled faintly, he similarly looked towards the departing Dai Mubai,

“Why? I feel this person still isn’t bad. Although a bit cold on the surface, very straightforward.”

Xiao Wu said unhappily:

“Not bad? What I see as bad cannot be mistaken. You tell me, he brought two girls to rent a room at a hotel, still capable of what good deed? Calling out prostitutes in the middle of the day, still is a good person? What Evil Eye White Tiger, I see as more like Lewd Tiger.”

Tang San wrinkled his brows,

“Xiao Wu, I find you understand more and more.”

Xiao Wu did not see Tang San’s eyes a trace discontented, instead proud of herself said:

“Of course, do not forget, I am indeed Nuoding academy students’ boss.”

Helplessly shaking his head, Tang San said:

“Dai Mubai’s private preferences are not for me to evaluate. But I came to see from this fight with him just now, his each aspect is not bad. His strength is above ours, but does not use it to bully others. Not only

giving us his room, before leaving meaning seemingly would look after us in the Academy.”

Xiao Wu doubtfully said:

“Oh, that’s right, just now he all along said we are twelve years old, he fifteen years old, also, he previously said he already lost, those were what you meant?”

Tang San said:

“Before using spirit he said he already lost, first was because I beat him with skill, second, and should be because of our age. After we both used spirits, he also repeated the same words, still emphasizing age gap. If my guess isn’t incorrect, his strength at twelve years of age, should not fall short of us right now, therefore he said he already lost. Grandmaster once said, innate talent over spirit master skill, before twenty years old, each year is of extraordinary importance. Differing one year of age, the cultivation gap would be very large. We with him have three year’s gap, but strength gap is not as much as the age, therefore he believed it was his loss, this still was a place he was eager to win.”

Xiao Wu stopped her spirit body transformation, unexpectedly saying in a low voice:

“Ge, just now if he truly beat you, then must we really get lost?”

She still had not forgotten Dai Mubai’s previous arrogant words.

Tang San calmly said:

“Even if getting lost, it would only be by myself. This was also the reason why I did not let you enter the fight. He correctly said, with a difference of one spirit ring, the difference in strength is immense. Regardless of spirit power or spirit ring bestowed properties he was still above us with that thousand year spirit ring ability. After using White Tiger Vajra Transformation, even if we two joined together, we still might not be his match. Could I really see you lose? If he insisted on that, then I also only could mutually kill each other. In strength, I am inferior to him, but if at full power, I have seventy percent certainty to have him die together with me.”

Having said this, Tang San walked over towards the counter, fortunately, his fight with Dai Mubai had not continued too long, after Dai Mubai used White Tiger Vajra Transformation he also had not attacked with full strength, otherwise, this rose hotel would not like right now only just have some damage to the decor.

Xiao Wu looked at Tang San walking towards the counter, lowering her head, in a low mutter repeating his previous words,

“Mutually kill each other. For dignity.”

That manager Wang stuck his head out from behind the counter, seeing Tang San walking over, he hurriedly showed a smiling expression,

“Young man, you truly are awesome, ah, including young master Dai all agree with letting you the room. Fortunately you did not receive any injuries, otherwise we certainly would be at a loss to account for it.”

Tang San of the hall’s mess, with a wry smile said:

“Manager, how much will it be to restore here?”

Manager Wang hurriedly shook his head, saying:

“No, no, with you it doesn’t matter. Young master Dai previously said, these are all considered on him. He is our distinguished guest, need only register the bill. Before truly is embarrassing, when delaying two customers, still almost caused two customers harm, I certainly will subtract two customers’ three days rent, if two customers at our place stay less than three days, no need to pay.”

While speaking, he held out a brilliantly golden key handing it to Tang San, smiling apologetically.

Tang San was dumbfounded a moment, the hotel’s damages did not matter to him, Dai Mubai clearly was a wealthy person, but rent reduction he found somewhat found, after all, he had still destroyed someone else’s hall.

“How is this embarrassing? We still are good to pay as before.”

Manager Wang hastily shook his head saying:

“How is that possible, we already brought two customers very great inconvenience. Hereafter two customers need only have time to grace this store with your presence even more, alone is greatest assistance to us. Two customers’ room is at the top floor, the door plate is red ocean.”

Tang San helpless, could only nod, saying:

“Then thank you.”

Going through a twisting and turning, Tang San also felt somewhat weary, turning around and bringing Xiao Wu walking towards the upper floor.

Ever since reaching Suotuo City, also fighting with Dai Mubai, whether mental pressure or internal strength consumption, he needed to rest. After all, with blue silver grass being destroyed several times by Dai Mubai his internal strength consumption was not little.

Looking at the two people going to the next floor, manager Wang could at last let out his breath, muttering:

“At last it’s resolved.”

Turning his head to look at the at his side innocent appearing clerk, with a sigh, said:

“My fault, forgetting to tell you. Other rooms are all still fine, only red ocean cannot be casually let to other people that is under young master Dai’s long term reservation.”

The clerk said:

“Going through, our red ocean’s room charge for one day is ten gold spirit coins, you let those two children live for free like this? Young people

today still truly are unrestrained, only twelve or thirteen year’s old, unexpectedly……”

“Less nonsense, take care as trouble issues from the mouth.”

Manager Wang slightly angrily said:

“What do you understand, spirit masters are what kind of noble existences, did you not see just now on those two children’s bodies both already possessed two spirit rings? So young and already are spirit grandmasters, their future prospects should be boundless. Maybe comes from a great clan, cannot be offended by us.”

Rose Hotel’s decor easily gave people a very good feeling, color matching simple and cosy, within the hotel was that faint rose fragrance, putting people at ease.

Farthest inside the top floor, Tang San found the Red Ocean door plate. The top floor altogether only had a few rooms, that’s all. The previous door plates were some Blue Beauty, Pink Gentleness, Yellow Sincerity, White Purity, and Green Separation and so on. Furthest in, was this Red Ocean. Later he learned, the door plate names, also represented the color of different roses.

The door color was the same as the door plate name, on the crimson door was a beautiful dark red crystal rose decoration, beside the red crystal rose was also a line of vertical block print characters, ‘Red Ocean, Ocean of Love’.

Even if Tang San was more slow witted, he would currently still feel a bit strange, turning his head to look at Xiao Wu, discovering Xiao Wu was also looking at him, somewhat awkwardly said:

“This hotel couldn’t specialize in being a place for lovers’ engagements.”

Xiao Wu blinked, snatching the key from Tang San’s hand,

“Doesn’t matter, having a place to stay will do.”

While speaking, she directly opened the door and walked inside.

Tang San followed behind Xiao Wu into the room, but did not expect, just before him Xiao Wu suddenly came to a stop, his body immediately bumped into Xiao Wu’s back, a softly elastic obstruction.

“Why don’t you walk?”

Tang San hastily drew back a step, pulling open a distance between him and Xiao Wu. Just as he had finished asking this, he had actually already found the answer to his question.

Even though he had some mental preparation, when he got his first look at this room, Tang San still was filled with a stunned feeling.

The room was very big, just the living room in front exceeded fifty square metres area, within the big lounge, was furniture without exception silver coloured, carved with delicate designs, a big red carpet was covered with a red rose pattern, but making them the most shocked, was in the middle of the big hall, was used a vast pile of roses to accomplish a huge red heart symbol.

The entire heart symbol’s area approached two square metres that must take at least a thousand roses to be able to accomplish. Above hung a fine silk ribbon, on which was written some characters, ‘One Thousand And One, You Are My Only One’.

Apart from these one thousand one roses, the room was everywhere arranged with elegant vases, all holding fiery red roses, a heavy rose fragrance covered every corner of the room, charming and gently dazzling.

Tang San said with a wry smile:

“Apparently I guessed correct. No wonder that Dai Mubai would bring girls here. Xiao Wu, if you don’t like this smell, I‘ll let the clerk remove these.”

Xiao Wu by now had also already gotten over the shock, turning her head to stare coldly at Tang San, beautiful eyes fully enchanted,

“Ge, you really are stupid, do not girls like roses? If you do not understand this, how can you later find a wife?”

Tang San rubbed his nose,

“I’m only twelve, right now saying this is too early.”

Xiao Wu walked forward, picking up a rose, moving close to sniff it,

“This room is arranged beautifully, I find, I’m already somewhat fond of it. Ge, later we will come here often all right?”

Tang San frowning said:

“All right what. We are siblings, what does coming to this kind of place count as. Well, hurrying while travelling is also tiring, rest a while.”

Looking at Tang San walking towards the bedroom, Xiao Wu at his back charmingly stretched out a delicate tongue, but nevertheless followed.

Coming to the bedroom, the two once again were shaken a moment. Within the bedroom as expected, only was one bed, but this seeming to occupy half the total area of the room big bed was actually heart shaped. Pale red muslin curtains hung down from the ceiling, obstructing the space occupied by the heart shaped big bed, giving people a kind of dreaming fantasy type sense of beauty.

Red rose bedding, red rose decorated pillows, everything, brought a layer of strong ambiguity, accelerating people’s blood flow.

Tang San turned his head to Xiao Wu and said:

“I find, listening to you coming here truly was a mistake. You rest here, I will go outside to the sofa.”

Xiao Wu did not obstruct Tang San, with cheering sound, a rabbit at once finally pounced on the huge flexible heart shaped bed, excitedly tossing and turning on top, indescribably excited.

Seeing her appearance, Tang San’s face couldn’t help but slightly smile, a little girl after all was a little girl. In passing closing the bedroom door, walking out to sit cross legged on the sofa, immediately beginning to exercise harmonizing breath.

For these several years, although Tang San passed a monotonous life, it also made him form very good habits, not only was strength promoted, his will also became even steadier. Even if he was still only twelve years old, he already conducted himself somewhat as an adult person. Of course, in Xiao Wu’s description, he was aging prematurely.

Pure Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength slowly flowed within the body, Tang San’s mind began replaying the details of his fight with Dai Mubai. Repeating the scene of the fight, clearly paying attention to the wins and losses of the fight, this was an inner quality Grandmaster instructed him was necessary for a battle spirit master to conduct. Ordinarily, he was practically always training with Xiao Wu, this time facing an opponent who still was compared to him a more formidable opponent. Although the hand to hand fighting process was not at all long, it still had not a few advantages to Tang San’s battle experience.

With the fantastic diversity of spirits, with many spirit masters possessing every kind of spirit, hand to hand fighting was extremely important.

Gradually recalling the scene of Dai Mubai using White Tiger Vajra Transformation, Tang San in his heart thought to himself, White Tiger Vajra Transformation’s attack could reach what unknown degree, but after that defence increase, on the body added golden light should be similar to the Body Protecting Big Dipper Tail qi. Among his hidden weapons were a few kinds that specialized in breaking Big Dipper Tail qi, unknown to him whether they were useful.

Blue silver grass was not what Tang San relied on the most, hidden weapons was. In these several years, along with inner strength elevating, his hidden weapons cultivation also increased substantially, in Hidden Weapons Hundred Separation, he already had not few kinds of hidden weapons he could use. But he never dared neglect the guiding principles taught in Mysterious Heaven Treasure Record: in anything less than a moment of crisis, absolutely cannot lightly use, nothing more. This was his secret, even if it was Xiao Wu, also only knew one and understood half.

This time Tang San’s cultivation continued for a very long time, only midway casually eat a bit of dinner with Xiao Wu. The cultivation time length, first was because his Mysterious Heaven skill already reached equivalent to twenty ninth ranked spirit power late stage, almost entering thirtieth rank threshold. Therefore his cultivation took particularly great effort, in order to as quickly as possible break through the thirtieth rank to go look for his third spirit ring.

An additional reason, closely related to his hand to hand fight with Dai Mubai, Dai Mubai reminded Tang San that even better skill was also necessary support to power. Like the fight between them, at the beginning when neither used spirit, Tang San relied on exquisite Controlling Crane Capturing Dragon with Mysterious Jade Hand’s properties, making Dai Mubai have a bit of disadvantage. But just after Dai Mubai used spirit white tiger body enhancement, Tang San’s Controlling Crane Catching Dragon was very difficult to get to act. This was just the gap of power.

After careful analysis determining Dai Mubai’s power, Tang San found, if he basically wanted to defeat him, the best means was to as quickly as possible upgrade his spirit power, letting his spirit power approach Dai Mubai, he must also at least possess the third spirit ring ability to be able to contend with him. Even if it was hidden weapons, Mysterious Heaven skill support had even higher importance, as power would also substantially increase.

“Little San, Ge, accompany me to go out to play, all right? Always in this room, don’t you find it unbearable stuffy?”

Early morning, Xiao Wu took advantage of Tang San being busy eating breakfast’s and unable to complain.

Tang San smiled slightly saying:

“You and I are not alike, your innate talent is intrinsically different: while without cultivating your strength can continuously rise, I still am a clumsy bird flying early, ah. You also saw, Dai Mubai was also a Shrek Academy’s student, what was his strength? Since having this kind of strength, maybe ranked second or third. This Shrek Academy cannot be like our original Nuoding, it will not again be your mouthpiece. Without

as much as possible elevating strength, afterwards how can I honour my promise to protect you?”

Xiao Wu discontentedly pouted, without speaking, pulled on Tang San’s arm, big eyes brimming with hidden complaints gazing at him. Abundant ‘if you do not promise to accompany me to go out, I will not let go’ meaning.

Tang San held by her truly was without any method, helplessly nodding, said:

“Very well, anyway tomorrow we go to sign up at Shrek Academy. In a moment I will accompany you to go out to stroll, only must return by noon, in the afternoon you cannot again disturb my cultivation.”

“Fine.”

Xiao Wu’s melodious voice was brimming with elation, the hidden complaints in her eyes also swept away as if by magic, this acting skill of hers, long ago already reached the degree of bright green stove fire.

Rose Hotel’s service was extremely good, just when Tang San and Xiao Wu went out, they happened to see a servant pushing a fresh rose cart, and on asking, found out the red roses in this Red Ocean room were unexpectedly replaced every day. Even if roses were of little value, with these amounts, the cost still was not small. Tang San tried to ask the cost of the room, and at this discovered, how much of a wise decision was his agreement yesterday to that manager Wang letting them these few days for free.

Out of the Rose Hotel, Tang San asked Xiao Wu:

“Where do you want to go?”

Xiao Wu put on an indifferent expression,

“Strolling at random, going wherever. So long as not being stuffed into the room it’s all well.”

ly at Nuoding, she ordinarily had a big crowd of young brothers around for escort, like that indeed a Little Overlord existence. Originally that former student boss Xiao Chen-Yu although long ago graduated to go to intermediate spirit master academy, but his family’s influence in Nuoding City was not small, so since he sincerely admired Xiao Wu, naturally also had the people at his home look after her, consequently, living in Nuoding Xiao Wu could be considered being like a fish in water.

Used to noise and bustle, right now at her side only having one Tang San, she naturally was somewhat unused to.

The two strolled towards the inside of the city walls, Suotuo City was worthy of being a Lord level city, although it was still morning, it was already an extremely bustling scene.

The rhythm of life in the city clearly was much faster compared the leisurely Nuoding City, the pedestrians coming and going for the most part had a busy appearance.

A variety of shops were like glittering jewels to delight the eye, after Tang San was pulled by Xiao Wu to turn into several clothes shops, he already had a feeling somewhat like fainting with blurred vision.

Fortunately, Xiao Wu sufficiently displayed reflection on strolling without money, only looking not buying, not letting the two’s common purse deflate.

Suotuo City’s prices were at least thirty percent higher compared to Nuoding City, especially on goods was this even clearer, but the quality also was somewhat better compared to Nuoding City. Of course, this still was because Nuoding City was a border city market, if it was an interior small town market, then it would be even more distant from being able to compare to Suotuo City.

“Yi, little San, look there.”

Xiao Wu called out amazed. Outside, she generally would call Tang San as little San, only when it was only the two of them would she call him Ge. To call it by a glorified name, this was a secret between two people. Tang San also did not care about these, she had her reasons.

“What clothing shop is it now, ah? Great young Miss, should we not find some place to eat, then afterwards go back?”

Xiao Wu pulled at his hand, bouncing and vivacious saying:

“Look, ah, quickly look. Over there seems spirit master related.”

Tang San’s gaze followed the direction of her finger, only seeing a distant shop, front not very large, but the store’s suspended signboard stood out from the masses.

On the shop sign was portrayed a round mark, with several unusual symbols above. Ordinary people might not understand the meaning of these symbols, but Tang San and Xiao Wu knew. Because some of the symbols were the same as on the Spirit Hall token tiles.

Respectively they were a sword, a hammer and a blue lightning tyrant dragon. Three symbols fitted together, like Grandmaster’s Spirit hall license token tile. For some reason appeared on a shops signboard.

“Let’s go have a look.”

Tang San brought Xiao Wu towards the shop.

The shop’s door was open, inside looking somewhat dusky, as the two entered, an unusual energy fluctuation immediately attracted their attention, and this kind of energy fluctuation very similar to within Spirit Hall, but it was weaker. Through Grandmaster’s instruction, Tang San knew, this was caused by spirit tools.

Among spirit tools all possessed spirit power fluctuations, if not used by people and bound by their spirit power, spirit power would appear in all

circumstances.

Spirit tools for the most part did not possess offensive effects, and could only manage some simple assistance, despite this, spirit tools were also extremely rare. Passed down spirit tools could be all said to be antiques, because its manufacture method was already lost.

Inside the shop was only one person, they also did not see a counter, on the walls on three sides hung some articles, looking like already very old, also not appearing a but valuable.

That one person sat in a wooden deck chair, rocking the chair with eyes closed.

He appeared to be around fifty years old, although not young, his stature was very thick and strong, swaying along with that sturdy looking deck chair, under his weight issuing a creaking sound.

This person’s face was very characteristic, chin somewhat prominent, cheek bones very wide, in addition a bit aquiline nose. If insisting on using a kind of thing to describe him, then, one could only say his face had some similarity to the sole of a shoe. Although the eyes were closed, he seemingly had a somewhat devious feeling.

On his face was a set of black framed crystal glasses, frames with a kind of rigid squares, when looking, all had a kind of strange feeling.

Tang San and Xiao Wu entering inside the shop was unable to wake him, he still breathed evenly swaying on his deck chair.

Xiao Wu was curiously looking everywhere,

“Little San, are these all spirit tools?”

Tang San’s gaze shifted from the middle aged man to the goods hanging on the wall, nodding, said:

“This I also don’t know, unless I brought down each to test with spirit power, only using eyes to look I can’t make it out at all.”

While speaking, he walked up to a wall, gaze falling on a chunk of crystal the size of a person’s head. Gaze immediately freezing somewhat.

That chunk of crystal looked entirely unremarkable, it was transparent, the inside having large yellow impurities. Hanging closest to the door. But this chunk of crystal made Tang San’s heartbeat speed up in a moment, a light in his eyes continuously shining. How he also didn’t anticipate, unexpectedly would in this kind of shop, this kind of place, see this kind of crystal.

Xiao Wu naturally discovered Tang San’s change,

“Little San, whyever are you looking at that crystal for? It wouldn’t be easy to find a crystal inside more lacking than this one. This crystal has

not a bit of lustre, transparency is also lacking, also without additional color, purple crystal is the most precious. You aren’t planning to buy this thing, right?”

What Xiao Wu didn’t expect was, Tang San unexpectedly nodded confirmation,

“I will buy this crystal, only I do not know the price.”

“Not so expensive, one hundred gold spirit coins.”

Lazily, a bit magnetic hoarse voice rose. Not knowing whether it was because this speaking owner had a bit of a lisp, his words were somewhat inarticulate. Fortunately only Tang San and Xiao Wu were here, inside the store was very quiet, able to clearly distinguish what he said.

Tang San did not say anything, but Xiao Wu fiercely turned her head,

“This broken crystal, still is a hundred gold spirit coins, you might as well rob us.”

The middle aged man in the deck chair opened his eyes, without at all leaving his seat,

“One hundred gold spirit coins, already is my most inexpensive offer. If buying then at once take out the money, if not buying then please leave.”

Finished speaking, he again closed his eyes.

Xiao Wu angry, would step forward, but was grasped by Tang San,

“Fine, I’ll buy it.”

In these several years, Tang San also had certain savings, his expenses were ordinarily very small, and the majority of his income was all saved up. In particular since reaching spirit grandmaster level, the stipend he received every month from Spirit Hall became ten gold spirit coins, right now Tang San plus Xiao Wu’s net worth, also was more than seven hundred gold spirit coins.

“Tang San, are you all right?”

Xiao Wu raised her hand to feel Tang San’s forehead, making sure he did not have a fever.

Tang San made an expression towards Xiao Wu, again softly shaking his head, right hand lightly touching Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges at his waist, a purse just right to fit one hundred gold spirit coins appeared in his grasp. Turning around to walk to that middle aged man and handing it over.

The middle aged man’s eyes didn’t open,

“Your money is not enough.”

Tang San said:

“This is one hundred gold spirit coins right enough.”

The middle aged man’s indistinct voice indifferently said:

“But my crystal is going for two hundred gold spirit coins.”

This time Xiao Wu could no longer show restraint,

“This is extortion, just now you still said one hundred, and then it also became two hundred. No wonder you have no business. Little San, we won’t buy it, let’s leave.”

Tang San shook his head towards Xiao Wu, looking at the middle aged man said:

“You definitely won’t alter it again?”

Perhaps that crystal to other people’s point of view was without any use, but to his eyes, compared to Heavenly treasures it was still more important. Let alone two hundred gold spirit coins, even if it was ten thousand gold spirit coins, as long as he had it, he would definitely buy it.

The middle aged man lazily said:

“Fine, five hundred gold spirit coins, won’t change. Fish out the money and you take it away right now, otherwise please leave.

From one hundred going to two hundred, also from two hundred going to five hundred, this time, including Tang San’s endurance was somewhat unable to brace. Putting away his purse, towards Xiao Wu he said:

“We’re leaving.”

Xiao Wu ferociously glared at that middle aged man,

“Already should have left, dealings with this kind of deceitful geriatric, practically is an insult to our intelligence.”

Chapter 16

Tang San did not take out five hundred gold spirit coins, he and Xiao Wu were on the verge of entering Shrek Academy, after passing, would need to use money in all respects. They still did not know how much Shrek Academy was. He could not because of this cause effect he and Xiao Wu’s entering the Academy. After all, this time they already no longer were reduced tuition working students.

Somewhat reluctant to part with the sight of that muddy crystal, Tang San sighed in his heart, he could only later again look for an opportunity. Like this he walked towards the outside.

“If you are leaving because you don’t have the money, I can accept the previous two hundred gold spirit coins, and slowly pay the remainder. Every month pay ten. No more than ten percent interest.”

Xiao Wu found his lisping voice very disagreeable,

“Profiteer, why don’t you drop dead? Practically even in the coffin holding out your hand, charging the dead.”

Xiao Wu was easily riled, but Tang San was not an impulsive person, hearing that middle aged man’s words, in his heart he was slightly startled, every month paying ten gold coins? Could he know I am a spirit grandmaster level spiritmaster? Otherwise, why just right to match my income?

Tang San could be sure, in previous course of events, that middle aged man’s body had not released a trace of spirit power, it would be impossible to examine his and Xiao Wu’s spirit power intensity, if under these kinds of circumstances he could determine his and Xiao Wu’s spirit level, then, this person was too scary.

If speaking of Dai Mubai giving the feeling he was sharply radiating all around, then, this person seeming like a crafty middle aged person actually was incomprehensible

Tang San grabbed Xiao Wu’s shoulder, shaking his head towards her, indicating she must not be impulsive, he once again walked into the shop, up to that middle aged uncle saying,

“Deal.”

“Little San——”

Xiao Wu discontentedly called out, Tang San’s right hand shook behind him at her, indicating she must not say anything.

The middle aged man’s eyes finally opened once again, looking right at close range at Tang San, his gaze fell on Tang San’s waist,

“Yi, where did you get this belt from?”

Tang San’s heart moved,

“My Teacher gave it to me. You recognize this belt?”

The middle aged uncle sat up in his deck chair, looking at Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges on Tang San’s waist, eyes twinkling with an odd light, for a long time did not utter a word.

“You will not think to change price again, right.”

Xiao Wu unhappily poked out from behind Tang San’s back. The odd look in the middle aged uncle’s eyes gradually faded,

“You unexpectedly are his disciple. You just take that crystal, then.”

Tang San inwardly breathed out, right hand touching Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges, taking out two pouches of gold coins and handing them to the middle aged man,

“Afterwards I will come deliver ten gold coins every week.”

The middle aged man waved his hand, again lying back down in the deck chair,

“No need, the crystal is a gift to you. That originally was not some expensive thing. You leave, don’t disturb my sleep.”

Gift? Tang San was dumbfounded a moment, this middle aged person before and after difference was too big, previously still asking sky high prices, right now instead would present it as a gift. Subconsciously, Tang San already understood, the before him appearing a crafty middle aged man should be familiar with Grandmaster.

While Tang San pondered, Xiao Wu with no trace of politeness already held that crystal to her chest,

“Little San, we’re leaving, sparing certain people regret.”

Tang San somewhat without knowing whether to laugh or cry looked at her, saying:

“How can we casually demand someone’s things? This uncle, you still are saying no price, right.”

The middle aged man’s deck chair was once again rocking, this time not even speaking, and basically not paying attention to him.

Tang San looked at the crystal at Xiao Wu’s chest, again looking at the middle aged man, if according to his disposition all along, he certainly was unlikely to demand this crystal, but, regarding this crystal before him, it really was too important, to miss this opportunity, just in case other people bought it, he was afraid he would later regret it for a lifetime.

Every kind of thought flashed through his mind like lightning, finally stealthily left the two pouches of gold coins in his hand on the floor, like this able to depart the shop with Xiao Wu.

Only after the two had left did the middle aged man once more open his eyes, the crafty expression on his face fading away, frustrated saying to himself:

“His apprentice unexpectedly came to Suotuo City, this time, with spirit power like this. Apparently, they must be going to Shrek Academy. Grandmaster, ah, Grandmaster, you this fellow will not hide from me this time?”

Outside that odd shop, Xiao Wu at last could not help but ask:

“Little San, you why did you have to have this crystal? I still have never seen you longing so to obtain a thing. This crystal’s quality is so lacking, what use can it have to you?”

Tang San took the crystal from Xiao Wu’s hands, taking advantage of the surrounding people not paying attention, and quickly put it inside his Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges, pulling Xiao Wu’s hands, saying:

“Walk quickly, let’s first return to the hotel and speak again.”

The two did not even eat a noon meal, Tang San all the way hurriedly brought Xiao Wu to hurry back to the hotel. By now his mood was extremely excited, the palm pulling Xiao Wu’s hand already covered with a layer of perspiration.

Although Xiao Wu was ordinarily somewhat noisy, when Tang San was serious, she became very well behaved, following Tang San together returning to Rose Hotel.

Properly closing the door, Tang San quickly pulled the curtains all around,

“Come, follow me to the bedroom.”

Xiao Wu unfathomably mystified walked together with him to the bedroom, Tang San pulled the bedroom window curtains, shutting the door well, again unable to mask the excitement on his face. Revealing a somewhat obsessed expression, his face appearing a trace flushed.

Xiao Wu subconsciously tugged at her lapel, a thought flashing in her heart, he could not be influenced by the mood of this hotel, becoming a large beast, right? No, he certainly would not, he is just twelve years old. What am I thinking, ah, he is my Ge, how could he have this kind of filthy intention.

Tang San naturally did not know Xiao Wu was letting her imagination run wild because of his weird actions, and taking out that precious and heavy head sized chunk of crystal from Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges, he placed it on the bed. Softly caressing the crystal’s uneven and jagged surface, just like he was caressing a most cherished treasure.

Xiao Wu knew Tang San was not an impulsive person, since he regarding this crystal attached importance like this, presumably it would contain some secret. Crouching down at his side, she waited for his explanation.

“Among crystals, purple crystal is not the most precious.”

Tang San after a long time just spoke this sentence. Xiao Wu inquisitively said:
“Then what kind of crystal is that precious?”

Tang San solemnly said:

“It’s hair crystal[1].”

“Hair crystal? What’s that?”

Xiao Wu looked astonished at him, she had never heard this term before.

It was no wonder Xiao Wu did not know, this concept originally was not part of this world. Rather Tang San knew from Tang sect.

When at Tang sect, besides being responsible for making mechanism type hidden weapons, Tang San was also sometimes responsible for helping inner sect disciples forge every kind of hidden weapon, so regarding hidden weapons materials research as well as every kind of precious material he was extremely clear.

“What is called hair crystal, is a natural crystal that under certain circumstances, receiving outside influence, inside the crystal emerges some golden thread-like substance, this kind of golden thread is known as crystal hair or called hair gold, looking like the crystal’s hair. Regardless of what color crystal, as long as within it appears a crystal hair, its value also exceeds the best natural crystal of the same weight. A crystal that has crystal hair, is called a hair crystal.”

Although Xiao Wu was impulsive, she was also very smart, looking at the big crystal rock in Tang San’s hands, saying:

“You aren’t telling me, this chunk is hair crystal, right. How come I’ve never seen ‘oh, ah, gold thread’, and also, I never heard people saying they had any hair crystal, even if it is, without people recognizing it it’s the same as useless. Those two hundred gold coins you spent cannot be worth it.”

Tang San wearing a smile, said:

“No, this is not a hair crystal, it’s exactly a plate crystal[2], among hair crystals the best quality.”

Xiao Wu curiously asked: “What is plate crystal?” Tang San patiently explained:

“Among hair crystals the hair gold is all in a disordered mess and the quantity is scarce. But hair crystals that have existed particularly long, have the opportunity to increase hair gold quantity. As hair gold quantity reaches a certain degree, within the crystal they gather together, the gold hair seemingly forming plates, this kind of hair crystal is known as plate crystal. The reason is that the golden hair quantity within is numerous, and also has an extremely regular pattern, therefore, hair crystal is known as the best quality among hair crystals.”

“Although on the surface this crystal looks muddy, if looking carefully, one can discover within a glimpse of golden light, the inside of this golden plate crystal is actually covered by impurities, but I can be almost certain, within it is contained gold hair quantity in excess of ten thousand. That this existing for at least ten thousand years or more plate crystal could possibly appear is a miracle. Let alone two hundred gold spirit coins, as long as I have it, even if it is twenty thousand gold spirit coins, it would still absolutely be worth it. Why I want it, is not at all to resell it for money, it has special importance.”

Tang San did not directly say what that special importance was, and from Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges took out his forging hammer.

His forging hammer was twice the size of what ordinary blacksmiths used, after the first time using this kind of oversized forging hammer at San Shi’s store, Tang San had not changed it.

“Xiao Wu, you keep away little.”

Tang San lowered his voice.

Xiao Wu moved to the side. Tang San placed that plate crystal on the floor in front of him, faint white light slowly rushed out, from both his hands pouring into the forging hammer, his expression already becoming extremely focused, in a flash, Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength already elevated to his final limit.

“Tang San, are you……”

Xiao Wu looked shocked at him, she already had a premonition of what Tang San would do, but was not clear on why he would do it like this.

Lower legs abruptly generating force, body half turning, Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method’s first swing abruptly descended, this was a swing with Tang San’s entire internal strength. The white light on the forging hammer was magnificent, the air transmitting a succession of cracks. The tremendous hammer head smashing one after another onto that chunk of crystal.

Xiao Wu subconsciously covered her ears.

Peng——, with a loud sound, the entire Rose Hotel shook a moment, a ringing breaking sound rose under the iron hammer, striking with Tang San’s full strength, that plate crystal was immediately smashed to pieces.

But at the same time as the plate crystal was smashed to pieces, an odd scene appeared, countless flecks of golden light surged out from within the crystal, fluttering about within this large heart shaped bed bedroom. As if the entire room was covered by a layer of golden lustrous mist.

Xiao Wu was startled, hastily using her spirit power, blocking the golden flecks, fortunately, and those golden light launch power was not at all strong, and did not bring her any harm.

The dazzling beauty of all the flecks of golden lights gave people a kind of dazzled and stunned like feeling, with a tinkling sound melodious and beautiful, some colliding with the wall, some colliding with the door shutters, also some falling directly on that heart-shaped big bed, the entire bedroom, was completely covered by a layer of golden light.

The crystal turned into small pieces, but as the golden light in mid-air gradually dropped, Xiao Wu realized, the room’s floor and bed all had a layer of golden light flecks. Perhaps saying it was a layer of golden grains.

The size of each golden grain was unusually even, about the same as a grain of rice, and perfectly round, glimmering faintly with golden light, Xiao Wu subconsciously picked up a grain and pinched it in her hand,

discovering this golden grain was somewhat soft, but completely flexible, even with her spirit power, she was still unable to pinch it completely flat.

“Ge, these couldn’t be pure gold, right. And even if it was pure gold, it would still not as valuable as your two hundred gold spirit coins.”

Tang San was very excited, truly very excited. After arriving in this world, this still was the first time his mood had been in this excited state, even more excited than when he obtained the first spirit ring making Mysterious Heaven skill break through the bottleneck.

Because, he could finally obtain a hidden weapon ranked in the top ten in Mysterious Heaven Treasure Record Hidden Weapon Hundred Separation. And also, the quality was still this high. Even if it was originally at Tang sect, nobody could possess hidden weapons made from plate crystal with such quality.

“Xiao Wu, quickly, help me gather these golden grains together, not one must get away, I will explain it to you later.”

While speaking, Tang San took action, under the effect of internal strength, using Controlling Crane Catching Dragon, sweeping the floor of the room, where he passed, those golden grains were one by one sucked into his palm, and afterward put into Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges without releasing anything in mid-air.

Not long after, outside was suddenly heard a knocking sound.

“Respected guests, I would trouble you a moment.”

Tang San knew, this was the effect of his hammer just now, fortunately, emitting strength on that plate crystal, he used the vibration force, without causing the floor any damage.

“What’s the matter?”

The servant outside said:

“Just now within the hotel was an unusual sound, respected guest, did you hear?”

The servant was instructed to come ask by manager Wang, after all, that big sound just now, could not be made by an ordinary person.

Tang San calmly said:

“We heard, only do not know what the matter is.”

In order to keep the treasured object, he had no choice but to lie this time. Without telling the servant more, he could not allow entry to inspect.
The amount of golden grains that appeared was much greater than Tang San expected, he carefully examined every corner, doing his utmost to not let any golden grain escape, and very carefully they were completely gathered within his Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges, on the basis of his own conservative estimate, this time’s harvest exceeded at least twenty thousand golden grains.

“Ge, in the end what is this thing, making me nervous like this.”

Xiao Wu held the last golden grain in her palm, looking at Tang San.

Having properly gathered all the treasure, Tang San also at last loosed his breath, plucking that golden grain from Xiao Wu’s hand,

“Still remember I spoke with you of hidden weapons? Hair gold inside hair crystal, can make an extremely potent hidden weapon, and also is naturally formed. The hair gold quantity within this plate crystal is so much, it completed my collection for this hidden weapon. Look.”

Spreading his palm, Tang San set the golden grain in the center of his palm, Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength rushed out, with milky white light appearing on his palm, an odd scene appeared. That golden grain under Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength infusion suddenly slowly extended, in a moment’s work, it already transformed into a thin golden thread like hair. Compared to real hair it still looked several times

thinner, with a length of three cun[3]. Fortunately it was in itself gold, and could easily be distinguished in Tang San’s palm.

“So this is the hair gold you spoke of.”

Xiao Wu said astonished. Tang San nodded, saying:
“That’s right, this is hair gold, leaving the protection of the crystal, hair gold will automatically curl up, forming a grain. Under spirit power infusion, it can once again reform as hair gold. If losing spirit power infusion, it also will curl up once more.”

Xiao Wu unconvinced said:

“This also has some significance?”

Tang San smiled slightly, continuing to infuse spirit power, picking up the hair gold, lightly pricking his finger, immediately, a bead of blood gradually flowed out.

“Hair crystal this fine, its tip compared to a needle is naturally much sharper, so piercing power after spirit power infusion can become extremely powerful. Its volume is also small, imagine a moment, if it pierced into the body, what effect it could have.”

While speaking, Tang San withdrew his internal strength, letting the hair gold return to its previous golden grain appearance, afterwards turning his palm, the golden grain disappearing in mid-air.

“How did it disappear?”

Xiao Wu saw this at such close range, but still could not discover how Tang San was turning that hair gold to nothing.

Tang San smiled calmly, lifting his right hand, middle finger suddenly extending, only saw a tiny quiet golden flash, silently entering within the bed.

Strange circumstances appeared, along with that golden thread shooting in, the quilt suddenly twisted rapidly, in the blink of an eye, already appeared a bulging protrusion.

“Hair gold is extremely durable, and has astonishing flexibility, if leaving spirit power support, it will once again curl up on its own.

Xiao Wu suddenly understood, she pounced onto the bed, grabbing that distorted protrusion in the quilt, forcefully pressing down, exposing a bit of golden light, using fingernails to pinch the golden light, striving to infuse spirit power, again slowly it pulled out, with a light tinkling sound, a golden grain once more appeared in her palm.

“This-, if this shot at a human body……”

Tang San coolly said:

“As one can imagine. And also, I can be certain, after shooting into a human body, it is certainly impossible to find it and extract the source. When wanting to take it out, then, one can only cut apart the entire chunk of curled up muscle and flesh together.”

Xiao Wu finally knew why Tang San wanted this crystal so badly, such a vicious and terrifying hidden weapon, let alone seeing, she did not even want to hear it.

“Ge, this kind of hidden weapon is too malicious.”

Xiao Wu realized, her voice was trembling somewhat, in her mind already imagining the terrible effect it brought after it was absorbed in a human body.

Tang San picked up the golden grain from Xiao Wu’s hand, saying:

“I call it Dragon Beard Needle[4]. In this world, whether my hidden weapons are malicious, is not for the weapon itself to decide, rather the reason for its use is decided by people, using it virtuously, using it

nefariously. If using it to punish evil people, wouldn’t it be only suitable?”

What he did not say was, Dragon Beard Needle, within Mysterious Heaven Treasure Record Hidden Weapon Hundred Separation, ranked the eighth, and also, this was still not the most ruthless of needle type hidden weapons. After all, as long as Dragon Beard Needle did not shoot at vital points, it was unable to cause a person’s death.

In Hidden Weapon Hundred Separation annotations was this kind of description of Dragon Beard Needle: ‘expert in breaking big dipper tail qi, requiring enough internal strength to launch, attacking the enemy off guard, giving the enemy immense suffering. Only the material is difficult to obtain, internal strength consumption also large, requiring sufficient internal energy to first support continuous effect.’

With Tang San’s current internal strength, he could only guarantee Dragon Beard Needle’s attack potential within three metres range. Beyond three metres, Dragon Beard needle before hitting the enemy could shrink back because of lacking internal strength. And as the attack distance increased, the internal strength requirement would also be higher and higher. This kind of astonishingly powerful and one hundred percent overbearing hidden weapon, could not be so easy to use.

But in the end a ranked in the top ten of inner sect hidden weapons, Tang San was confident that within a certain distance, even if it was Dai Mubai’s White Tiger Vajra Transformation it would still be unable to resist Dragon Beard Needle’s piercing.

Tang San’s fingernails were not at all long, but concealing a Dragon Beard Needle within each fingernail was absolutely no problem, in a short range fight, this was a killer of killers.

Of course, Dragon Beard Needle still was not the hidden weapon he yearned for the most, ranked in the top three of Hidden Weapon Hundred Separation hidden weapons, all required Mysterious Heaven skill attaining

the seventh tier or higher to be able to use, this still required long term effort for cultivation.

“Little San, do you know what I’m thinking?”

Xiao Wu’s big eyes blinked, seeing Tang San a little flustered.

“Thinking what?”

Xiao Wu giggled, saying:

“I’m thinking, whether to abandon my spirit power, and study your hidden weapons. These things of yours are fantastic oddities of every description, truly are amusing.”

Tang San was speechless, ‘amusing’, those could all be killing weapons. Tang sect’s hidden weapons, how was the word ‘amusing’ able to describe them.

Seeing Tang San’s helpless expression, Xiao Wu giggling, said:

“Ge, put away your sour face, I am making fun of you. I could not give up my painstakingly cultivated spirit power.”

“Painstaking? You?”

Tang San looked Xiao Wu up and down as if discovering a new continent.

Xiao Wu resentfully said:

“What are you looking for? Don’t tell me I don’t try hard at cultivation? You just haven’t paid attention, that’s all.”

Looking at her adorable appearance, Tang San couldn’t help but laugh loudly. Obtaining a precious plate crystal, thereby possessing the first internal strength level hidden weapon, made his current mood very good.

Early the second day, the two left Rose Hotel after staying for two days, and from Suotuo City’s southern gate, heading towards their destination.

The impression Rose Hotel gave Tang San’s was still pretty good, only the price was actually somewhat expensive. As he and Xiao Wu left the hotel, the damage in the hotel hall had already completed repairs.

Regarding Shrek Academy, Tang San and Xiao Wu did not have any understanding, Grandmaster only told Tang San, asked him to come here to proceed with studying, all without saying more. But judging by Grandmaster’s expression at that time, Tang San was able to vaguely feel that the relationship between this Academy and Grandmaster seemed somewhat uncommon.

Going by age, Tang San and Xiao Wu should go to intermediate spirit master academy, but with their current strength, let alone intermediate, even if it was advanced spirit master academy the distance to graduation still would not be far. If this Shrek Academy only was an intermediate spirit master academy, then was it still necessary to come here?

Tang San believed, Grandmaster absolutely would not do pointless matters, since he asked him to come here, certainly Grandmaster had reasons.

“Little San, you know where Shrek Academy is?”

Out of Suotuo City, following the road straight southward, on both sides of the official road was a wide expanse of farmland, Suotuo City being famous for acting as Balak Kingdom’s granary could not be more clearly said.

But, besides the wide expanse of farmland, as far as the eye could see, within the reach of eyesight, certainly was not any building resembling an academy.

The address Grandmaster gave Tang San, was outside Suotuo City south gate would see Shrek Academy not far away.

“I also am not too clear on the specifics, we continue southward, we’ll always find it. Since that Dai Mubai was a Shrek Academy student, proves this Academy indeed exists.”

“Ge.”

Xiao Wu suddenly softly called out.

Tang San seemed to understand her meaning very well, helplessly saying: “You are also a grown up, still without walking will not get anywhere.” Xiao Wu giggled, saying:
“No matter, who asked you to be my Ge.”

While speaking, with a run-up, suddenly pounced at Tang San.

Tang San was long ago accustomed to her actions, both hands supporting, upper body slightly bent forward, already carrying Xiao Wu on his back.

Xiao Wu’s body was very light, to Tang San she basically would not be any burden. But Xiao Wu’s cultivation was not second to Tang San, naturally would not feel exhausted because of walking, but she still never tired of happily having Tang San carry her. Happy and content on Tang San’s back and gesticulating at the surroundings, laughter bringing to mind silver bells in the air.

Whenever this happened, in Tang San’s heart would bubble up a kind of warmth, which was a kind category of family warmth. Bodies touching, gave a kind of feeling hearts being close, he would feel his heart was very rich, at least this proved, he was not all alone.

In the past six years, since the first time leaving Holy Spirit Village for Nuoding primary spirit master academy to study until now, Tang San had not seen his father again. Tang Hao left for these six years, not only without returning, but also completely without letters.

Whenever in the dead of night Tang San thought of his father, his heart would ache dully. Even though he was a person of two worlds, regarding family love he still had an uncomparable thirst.

But Xiao Wu in Tang San’s heart, was equivalent to filling the gap left by Tang Hao. Regarding Xiao Wu, Tang San was extremely doting, like she was his flesh and blood little sister. Before when at Nuoding, Tang San’s only way of resting was watching Xiao Wu. Whatever she did, he all along silently watched her, enjoying that warmth in his heart.

Xiao Wu’s happy smile brimming with sunshine, happiness coming from the heart, always infected Tang San’s heart. Even if cultivation again was dull, as long as he saw Xiao Wu’s smile, any fretting in Tang San’s heart immediately disappeared.

“Ge, look at the village over there.”

When Xiao Wu was carried by Tang San was also when she was the sweetest, this moment she was sure to call Tang San ‘big brother’, and not just ‘little San’.

Tang San followed the direction of Xiao Wu’s finger with his eyes, but only saw approximately one li ahead, had a small village. Relying on Purple Demon Eye’s eyesight, he was able to clearly make it out, that village was about a hundred households or so, compared to Holy Spirit village’s scale it was a bit smaller. Surrounding the village was a wooden fence, seemingly used to guard against wild animals. At the village entrance there seemed to be good deal of people gathered, for some unknown purpose.

Tang San slightly smiled, saying:

“For our previous question, perhaps the people of this village will know where Shrek Academy is. A spirit master academy should be very famous, right.”

Xiao Wu pointed ahead, laughingly saying:

“Ge, go faster.”

Grumpily Tang San lightly swatted her bottom with the back of his hand once, underfoot slightly exerting himself, rapidly advancing in the direction of that village.

Coming near, Tang San and Xiao Wu both discovered something abnormal, at the village entrance indeed a lot of people were gathered, the majority youngsters similar to their age, among them a large portion followed by parents.

At the village entrance was arranged a desk, behind the desk sat a sixty- something old man, making Tang San and Xiao Wu dumbstruck was, over the arched village entrance made using logs was suspended a seemingly somewhat worn-out board, on it was simply engraved two words, ‘Shrek Academy’[5]. Above these two words was also a green portrait, looking similar to a kind of humanoid monster’s head. Bright green, a little cute. On the chest of the old man behind that table, also wore a similar green round emblem. It should be Shrek Academy’s crest.

“No way.”

Xiao Wu hopped down from Tang San’s back, staring shocked at the board, again turning her head to look at Tang San, the two in their hearts both somewhat stunned.

Even Nuoding primary spirit master academy’s scale would be much bigger compared to this, and also, this clearly looked like a common little village, the entrance’s arched door was not only wooden, but also still not even a third as large as Nuoding Academy’s. Could this still be called a spirit master academy?

“Ge, wasn’t Grandmaster mistaken? However I look, I still do not think this is like an academy. Probably wouldn’t be a scam, right.”

Tang San said with a wry smile:

“Come on, have a look before saying so again.”

Right now, lined up ahead of them, were approximately less than a hundred applicants, among them were not a few people with wrinkled brows, clearly in their hearts holding a similar opinion as Xiao Wu.

Ahead of Tang San and Xiao Wu in the line was a youngster followed by parents at his side, they just heard that youngster’s mother say:

“Isn’t this a mistake, this spirit master academy, possesses the reputation that on graduating the academy one can successfully become an imperial viscount?”

The youngster’s father somewhat uncertainly said:

“This is what Spirit Hall’s people said, should not be a mistake. But this academy truly is a bit worn down.”

The youngster said:

“Dad, I mustn’t study here, it’s too shameful. I still could go to Suotuo intermediate spirit master academy, right. How to say, at junior academy I was also considered a talent.”

The youngster’s father frowned, saying:

“Since we’ve already come, let’s wait a minute, right, maybe this is a kind of test. The genuine academy not here at all.”

Similar dialogue was absolutely not rare in the lined up crowd, the majority of the faces of the youngsters and parents displayed a strong disappointment.

Tang San’s gaze did not stay on these applicants for too long, his gaze looked ahead of the queue, to the application place. Eyesight and hearing promoted under the effect of Mysterious Heaven skill, he was vaguely able to hear the dialogue there.

The old man sitting behind the desk accepting applications looked to have a lazy appearance, to speak a bit pleasantly about his clothes they were

simple and unadorned, what he saw, was like an elderly villager, even without the lively look of Holy Spirit village’s old Jack.

At this moment, a youngster came before the table to apply. The old man lazily said:

“Application fee is ten gold spirit coins, put it in that chest.”

The parents following the youngster hastily fished out ten gold spirit coins and placed them in the nailed together wooden chest to the side.

“Extend just a hand.”

The youngster as told extended his hand before the old man, the old man kneaded the hand a little while, shaking his head towards him, saying:

“Your age is wrong, you can leave.”

The youngster was stunned a moment, turning his head to look at his parents, more than ten years old children as precocious as Tang San could be not many.

His father hastily fixed a smile saying:

“Teacher, my son has only recently passed his thirteenth birthday, you see, couldn’t you be flexible once?”

The old man a bit impatiently said:

“Don’t affect later people. Do you not know the Academy’s rules? Our place only accepts children under thirteen years old. Exceeding thirteen years of age, without exception are not accepted. You can leave.”

The youngster’s father said:

“Then our application fee……”

The old man without a trace of politeness said:

“An application is generally not refunded.”

A clay figurine still was three tenths a warrior, the youngster’s father could not help but angrily say:

“This clearly is a swindle for money. Withdraw our application fee, if not we will not leave. Had I known earlier this Shrek Academy was this rotten, we should not have come.”

The old man shot him a glance, indifferently saying:

“Mubai, someone wants their application fee back, you handle it at once.”

On the ground to the side, a person’s figure suddenly leapt up,

“Wanting the application fee back, after beating me, the whole amount is returned.”

This person was exactly Dai Mubai, before because of sitting to the side, obstructed by the crowd, Tang San had not seen him. From that day when Tang San with Xiao Wu met him he was somewhat different, right now his expression was rather grudging.

Dai Mubai also did not speak nonsense, directly using his spirit power, releasing two hundred year and one thousand year altogether three spirit rings. Surging spirit power radiated out intangible pressure in the air, in the evil eyes a cold light continuously flashing, regarding that father and son.

[1] (发晶) Literally “Hair Crystal”, is a naturally occurring crystal with needle or hair like filaments of mineral embedded. It’s generally a translation for rutile quartz, but could also refer to other similar mineral formations like actinolite quartz. Supposed to have energizing properties.

[2] (板晶) Google Translate has this as “platelet”, and apparently platelet crystal is sort of a thin only different, but a Chinese search only gives fiction and pictures of really dense rutilated quartz.

[3] 3⼨ = 10 cm
[4] Long Xu Zhen (⻰须针) alternatively “Dragon Mustache Stitch”.
[5] Originally of course “five characters, Shi Lai Ke Xue Yuan”

Chapter 17

Between spirit masters, spirit rings were eternally the best word of authority, seeing that one thousand year spirit ring among three spirit rings on Dai Mubai’s body, the youngster’s father’s complexion changed greatly, and leaving behind a sentence regarding ‘our bad luck’, pulled his son and quickly left.

Dai Mubai returned to his seat, evil eyes sweeping over the youngsters and parents there for signing up, threatening meaning abundantly clear. The oppressive force produced by the three spirit rings could not be endured by ordinary people. The current him was no longer like a wealthy spendthrift, but on the contrary like a hired thug.

After this scene, the lined up waiting people immediately reduced by a third, who still wanted to spend money in vain, let alone, when this Shrek Academy exterior before them made people not dare compliment.

Again an applicant youngster came before the old man, he was followed by both parents, his mother full with confidence placing ten gold coins in the wooden chest, the youngster smartly extending a hand.

The old man kneaded his hand, faintly yellow gaze looking at the youngster, saying:

“Exactly twelve years old. Release your spirit, let me have a look.”

The youngster nodded, faint green spirit power releasing from within his body, a hundred year spirit ring rhythmically hovering up and down his body.

The hundred year spirit ring’s atmosphere was not weak, spirit appearing, a crude long vine spiralling around his body.

This spirit somewhat resembled Tang San’s blue silver grass, only, his spirit was not a grass, but directly was a vine, similar to Tang San’s second spirit ring’s ghost vine, merely lacking the ghost vine’s poison.

The old man shook his head, saying:

“Not qualified, you can leave.”

The youngster’s parents’ originally filled with confidence expressions, hearing the old man say their child was not qualified, the expressions on their faces immediately froze, his mother couldn’t help but ask:

“Why? My son in primary spirit academy was a student of great ability. Did you not see his spirit ring is a hundred year? Spirit masters possessing a hundred year spirit ring can not be many.”

The old man indifferently said:

“The first spirit ring being a hundred year spirit ring is naturally pretty good, only, he is only an ordinary person.”

The youngster’s father frowning said:

“I do not get your meaning.”

The old man somewhat impatiently got up from behind the desk, not only facing the youngster’s parents before him, but simultaneously also towards the applicants lining up behind them saying:

“Coming to our Shrek Academy, you should first be clear on the regulations. Without being clear and coming here, you are only delivering

the registration fee in vain, nothing more. Right now there is still time to regret. Do you not know the meaning of ‘Shrek’ in our Shrek Academy?”

The majority of the applicants on hearing the old man’s words had blank expressions.

The old man coldly said:

“Shrek is a kind of monster, even among spirit beasts it is still an odd existence. Our Shrek Academy’s meaning, is an academy only for monsters. One could also say, we only accept monsters, do not accept ordinary people. If age surpasses thirteen years of age, or spirit power does not reach over the twentieth rank, need not waste time here.”

Tang San originally was of the same mind as Xiao Wu, regarding the Shrek Academy somewhat disappointed, but hearing this old man’s words, the interest in his heart ticked up, an academy only for monsters? The other meaning of this word ‘monster’, wasn’t that genius?

While speaking, the old man’s body suddenly released an incomparably tyrannical atmosphere, with Tang San and Xiao Wu’s strength both could not help but shiver all over, intense red light abruptly released from the old man’s body, a longstaff possessing countless fine patterns appeared in his right hand, most terrifying was, altogether six spirit rings rose up from under his feet, their dazzling beautiful light immediately became the focus of the everyone present.

The six spirit rings’ colors were respectively one white, one yellow, three purple, one black. Also meant one ten year spirit ring, one hundred year spirit ring, three thousand year spirit rings and one ten thousand year spirit ring. This looking like a common farmer old man, unexpectedly was a sixtieth rank or more spirit emperor level super strength.

Sixtieth rank, that indeed was sixtieth rank, ah, even in the entire Balak Kingdom, spirit masters ranked like this also absolutely could be counted on one’s fingers.

The longstaff in the old man’s hand, rung with a deep muffled sound out in all directions, practically making all the people stagger once.

Facing the dumbstruck three before him and waving his hand,

“.”

The light of the spirit rings vanished, all the spirit power also disappeared in a flash, the old man again resumed his previous lazy appearance, as if he had not at all just released that previous spirit emperor atmosphere.

If there were still some parents unsatisfied because of the old man’s words, then right now they appeared to all be keeping quiet out of fear, who dared offend a spirit emperor level force? Also a spirit emperor who possessed a ten thousand year spirit ring.

One must know, in battle, a spirit emperor’s strength, would be at least equal to a thousand elite soldiers.

In the eyes of the parents and applicant students the disdain and contempt in an instant vanished completely, a responsible for applications teacher was an at least sixtieth ranked strength, then, the strength of the faculty at this Shrek Academy must be to what degree?

But, very quickly the majority of parents’ faces all revealed regretful sighing expressions, silently bringing their children to leave.

Twelve years old attaining twentieth ranked spirit power or more, like what the old man said, that perhaps also was talent truly reaching a monstrous level.

Of the originally hundred long queue in an eyeblink only remained ten- something applicants.

The old man did not seem to mind the number of students, and started back with his application work.

The people able to stay behind, clearly were confident to pass this old man, and following were several applicant youngsters whose spirit power

surpassed twentieth rank, possessing two spirit rings. After handing over the ten gold coin application fee, the old man told them their first entrance exam was passed, and could enter the Academy’s second entrance exam. The parents could not follow the examinees inside the Academy.

While looking at the applicant before them, Xiao Wu’s mood already became excited, in a low voice next to Tang San’s ear saying:

“This Academy looks very amusing, especially what that teacher said about only accepting monsters not ordinary people, truly was most smart.”

Tang San smiled slightly saying:

“Right now you can’t doubt Grandmaster’s urging, right. This Shrek Academy is in no way ordinary.”

As a result of already lining up in front, they naturally also were able to closely see Dai Mubai seated behind the old man. Dai Mubai not only was in charge of settling arguments, he was equally responsible for bringing eligible exam students into the Academy.

Dai Mubai currently also finally saw Tang San’s pair, grim face exposing a slight smile, nodding towards them, again pointing at the teacher, spreading both hands, making a helpless expression. Clearly was telling them, ‘this application must rely on your own effort, I am unable to help’.

While using expressions to mutually communicate, suddenly, a light yi exclamation pulled back Tang San’s gaze.

The old man responsible for receiving applications face revealed a bewildered indefinite expression, right now, in front of him stood a young lady, just withdrawing the hand held out.

This young lady had no parents for company, only was alone. Wearing a simple white long skirt giving people a very neat feeling. Short ordered hair

cut evenly with her ears, height compared to Xiao Wu must be about half a head shorter, because of having her back to Tang San and Xiao Wu, they did not see her appearance, but from the skin at her neck were able to discover, that young lady’s was extraordinarily fine, extremely delicate.

“May I ask, can I pass the preliminary exam?”

The young lady’s voice was gentle and pleasant to listen to, somewhat lacking in spirit, but sounding like velvet, making people have a kind of soft feeling.

Tang San from Dai Mubai’s gaze looking towards that young lady was able to determine this girl was certainly very beautiful, because Dai Mubai in those evil eyes no longer revealed ice cold, but a wolfish light. Of course, it was that kind of wolf color.

The astonishment on the old man’s face gradually vanished, saying with a frown:

“You coming here, do the people at your home know?”

The young lady without directly answering his question, only slightly smiled and said:

“All say teaching has no category[1], as long as I meet the Academy’s demands, you have no reason not to accept me, right.”

The old man seemingly hesitated a moment, only then waving his hand to Dai Mubai, saying:

“Bring her inside.”

The wolf light in Dai Mubai’s eyes rapidly faded, recovering his cold expression, bringing the young lady walking into the Academy.

The remaining students very quickly passed through the old man’s first test, finally reaching Tang San and Xiao Wu’s turn. By now, after Dai Mubai sent through several examination students, also already returned to the old man’s side.

Tang San suddenly realized, Dai Mubai’s expression transformed, with fixed eyes staring in the direction behind his back, as if seeing some unimaginable thing.

Tang San subconsciously turned around to look, although not forgetting his manners like Dai Mubai, his heart still was secretly shaken.

Behind him and Xiao Wu, the remaining exam students were down to one, and also seemed to have just arrived not long ago, that also was a girl, looking like compared to him and Xiao Wu seemingly still must be a little younger, black long hair scattered over her shoulders, face slightly lowered, height not much different from the previous white skirt young lady, skin also similarly fair. But, this young lady gave people a kind of standing out from the masses feeling.

An extremely well developed figure that was actually somewhat inconsistent with her age, if not seeing her face, very likely one would believe she was an adult young lady, especially that imposing bosom, even more could attract all men’s attention. A standard for baby-faced boobs.

In contrast with her fiery figure, the young lady’s facial expression was very indifferent, that was a kind of chill rising from the heart, pure cold, a pair of black eyes that did not hold even a trace of vitality. Somewhat clashing with her originally extremely beautiful face.

All four limbs well proportioned and slender, Both hands hanging naturally to either side, body releasing that kind of deathly still ice chill making people very uncomfortable.

“Are you applying or not? If not applying you must not obstruct here.”

The old man’s voice pulled Tang San back from his train of thoughts. Tang San’s hand stung, when turning his head to look, he discovered Xiao Wu fiercely glaring at him.

“We’re applying together.”

Tang San with effort resisted the pain in his hand, having long since prepared twenty gold spirit coins he dropped them in the wooden box. Together with Xiao Wu holding out their hands.

The old man first kneaded Xiao Wu’s hand, with a nod, saying:

“Your age is suitable.”

As his hands shifted to Tang San’s hand, the previous light yi sound could not help but again reappear.

The old man as if in disbelief seemed to knead Tang San’s hand again, the expression on his face immediately becoming odd. Raising his head to look at Tang San, saying:

“Is your hand practiced in some spirit ability?”

The reason he must knead the applicant’s hand, is to recognize the applicant’s true age by the bones in the palm, as this could not be faked. Kneading Tang San’s hand was extremely tough, so his sense of the state of the bones was still unclear.

Tang San trembled in his heart, nodding, said:

“Yes.”

The old man wrinkled his brow,

“Hold up your calf.”

Tang San as instructed lifted his calf. Leaving the table, the old man raised the trouser on his calf and kneaded a few times, Tang San immediately felt a tingling.

The old man nodded at Tang San, saying:

“Muscle development is not bad. Bone age suitable. Good, release your two spirits.”

Tang San and Xiao Wu looked at each other, simultaneously urging the spirit power within their bodies.

Blue and red light simultaneously leapt out, hundred year spirit rings simultaneously spiraling up.

Rabbit ears standing up, white fluffy fur growing on the backs of Xiao Wu’s hands, body subsequently also becoming even more slender. Spirit jade rabbit body enhancement.

In Tang San’s palm grew a most ordinary blue silver grass, along with spirit ring effect infusion lightning quick transforming into that grass vine like that day he fought Dai Mubai.

The old man only gave Xiao Wu a casual glance, gaze falling on Tang San’s body,

“Unexpectedly it’s blue silver grass. Blue silver grass can also cultivate this quickly?”

Tang San faintly smiled, saying:

“Teacher, aren’t you only accepting monsters here? Don’t I count as a monster[2]?”

The old man’s face revealed a rare smile,

“It indeed is a small monster. Mubai, bring them inside.” “Yes.”
Dai Mubai came to meet them, revealing a smile towards Tang San, but his gaze seemed to still be fixed behind Tang San’s back.

Led by Dai Mubai, Tang San and Xiao Wu followed him together to enter Shrek Academy, which also was that village.

Dai Mubai said:

“I knew you would be able to pass smoothly. The later tests should also not be any problem.”

While speaking, he still could not help turning his head to look at the Academy gate opening.

Xiao Wu unhappily said:

“Looking at what? Still thinking of that disaster girl?”

Dai Mubai’s brows wrinkled, saying:

“What do you understand. I feel the atmosphere on that girl’s body is very like mine, not only is it similar, but also still has a kind of complementing effect feeling. Among spirits, thinking to encounter a complementing spirit is extremely difficult. But if meeting, if joining hands, one’s spirit strength would increase twofold. This is the so-called Spirit Harmonization ability.

Xiao Wu involuntarily laughed saying:

“Then that means, that girl’s spirit should be a tigress[3]?” Dai Mubai’s face revealed some embarrassment, saying: “It’s possible.”
Entering the village, they were able to see, it was all wooden buildings, using the words ‘simple’ and ‘unadorned’ to describe the buildings here was only appropriate.

Not walking far, Dai Mubai brought them to an open space. Around were wooden buildings, this vacant land appeared to be about five hundred square metres or so, Just at the centre of Shrek Academy.

The previously passed preliminary exam students were before them, distinct spirit power fluctuations making the air shiver irregularly.

Dai Mubai pointed at the lined up exam students ahead, saying:

“You take the second exam here, the teacher will tell you how to do it. I still must go out to take a look, if that girl’s spirit truly agrees with mine, in which case I also must capture her.”

Finished speaking these lines, Dai Mubai hurriedly left, Tang San and Xiao Wu according to what he said like that reaching the end of the exam student line ahead.

Meanwhile, a soft voice resounded.

“Selling sausage, selling sausage. Have a gander, have a look, passing by or passing through you must not miss it. Oscar brand sausage, tastes beautifully fragrant and sweet. Price convenient, quantity yet ample. Only five copper coins for one. Eat Oscar brand sausage, guarantee you will even easier pass the entrance exam.”

Tang San and Xiao Wu inclined their heads to see, only saw alongside not far away, a man pushing a wagon where he peddled. A burst of meat scent disseminating from the wagon, already already some of the lined up students had bought.

The man standing behind the cart wore simple grey clothes, neat short hair, across his entire face a full beard, but having a pair of peach blossom eyes, gaze roaming between, especially towards the girls in the exam student ranks. Xiao Wu naturally also difficult to escape his scanning gaze. Very difficult to believe, that such a soft feminine voice would issue from a like this straightforward adult.

Tang San said to Xiao Wu:

“There are still several people ahead of us, you also did not eat much for breakfast, do you want to eat a sausage?”

Xiao Wu inclined her head saying:

“It smells pretty good. Let’s try that.”

Tang San nodded, letting Xiao Wu stand in line, he walked in the direction of the cart on his own.

Coming close, he was able to see that sausage salesman’s height was not much different from his own, on the cart was also nailed a board, on which was carved two words, ‘Sausage Monopoly’.

The salesman seeing a person approach, immediately enthusiastically said:

“Come for sausage? Oscar brand sausage, offering sincere treatment to all. Flavour guaranteed.”

Tag San with a slight smile said:

“Uncle, I’ll trouble you to give me two.”

That salesman’s expression suddenly became rigid,

“You-, what did you call me?”

Tang San was also stunned,

“I called you uncle, ah, is there a problem?”

The salesman said with a bitter laugh:

“Of course there’s a problem, and still a huge problem. Little brother, this year I am just fourteen years old, yet you unexpectedly call me uncle?”

“Eh……, you are just fourteen?”

Tang San shocked looked at this person before him. The salesman confirming said:
“That’s right, I’m Oscar[4], this year I’m fourteen years old, a Shrek Academy junior student, you can’t call me uncle just because my hair is a

bit lush.”

Tang San was speechless, looking at Oscar’s that large thick beard on his face, in his heart secretly saying, ‘someone this hairy could not be described as just a bit lush’.

“You really are only fourteen years old?”

Tang San could not help but ask. Oscar nodded confirmation, saying:
“Of course, I am an Academy student, anyone you ask all know I’m fourteen.”

Tang San in his heart secretly said, ‘worthy of being a Monster Academy, a fourteen years old youth whose beard could unexpectedly reach this kind of length, also absolutely counts as out of the ordinary’.

Oscar picked up two bamboo skewers from his cart, piercing two ten centimetre sausages and handing them to Tang San, the two sausages were previously roasting together on a charcoal brazier on the cart, emitting a rich aroma.

Tang San took out a silver coin and handed it to him,

“Senior, truly am embarrassed, just now was my lack of manners.”

Oscar softly said:

“It doesn’t matter, afterwards many many times visit my sausage cart is fine.”

Tang San straightforward said:

“No problem.”

“Tang San, what are you doing?”

Dai Mubai was bringing the last exam student, who also was that ice cold young lady he previously stared at for a long time.

Oscar gave Dai Mubai a look, immediately revealing a painful expression,

“Dai Mubai, have you come to eat sausage?” “Drop dead.”
Dai Mubai gave him an unhappy glare,

“You really cause the Academy to lose face, I seem to have warned you many times, do not sell sausage in the academy. It couldn’t be you want to let people vomit? Tang San, you can’t eat this sausage.”

Tang San puzzled asked:

“Why?”

Dai Mubai’s facial expression became somewhat odd, “Little Ao[5], you take out the source of new sausage.” Oscar’s expression immediately became awkward,
“Boss Dai[6], there’s no need, right. We even have been fellow students for several years, like this you will let newly arrived little juniors to have complaints of me.”

Dai Mubai coldly snorted, saying:

“I am only giving Tang San a warning, that’s all, Tang San is my younger brother, and cannot be your equal. Hurry up, don’t make me hit you.”

Oscar clearly dared not provoke Dai Mubai, helplessly extending his right hand, somewhat wretchedly using his that soft voice to call out.

“I your father[7] has a big sausage.”

Yellow light suddenly condensed in his hand, two yellow rings of light rose up from under Oscar’s feet, immediately following, an exact copy of the sausages Tang San held appeared in his palm.

“Eh…..”

As Tang San heard Oscar’s line “I your father has a big sausage’, his entire person somewhat froze. This line indeed had too many possible meanings. Before speaking of the quality of these sausage, or whether edible. Only Oscar having spoken that line he still dared not eat. Especially, as this sausage was bought for Xiao Wu.

Sensing Tang San’s gaze starting to become angry, Oscar hurriedly explained:

“There is nothing I can do about this. When using food system spirits, wanting to let food change, one must join with different spirit incantations, these incantation words, are not something I want to shout out. And also, the quality of my sausage is by no means an issue.”

Tang San lightning quick returned the sausages in his hand to the stove,

“Your sausage, still is leaving you to your eating. Dai Dage, thank you for the warning.”

Monster, indeed a monster. Tang San somewhat did not know whether to laugh or cry, fortunately he had not eaten that sausage, otherwise this face would certainly lose greatly.

The ice-cold young lady Dai Mubai brought in was only coldly looking at Oscar, walking towards the queue. Oscar innocently shrugged at Tang San,

“Have pity on my delicious sausage, unexpectedly nobody eats. Ai.”

Dai Mubai glared at him,

“You be a bit careful, go selling sausage outside the Academy. Tang San, I bring you to pass the exam.”

The two returned to within the queue, Xiao Wu looked at Tang San’s empty hands,

“My sausage?”

Tang San shared a look with Dai Mubai, both unable to help it, the two immediately burst into laughter.

The ice-cold young lady stood behind Xiao Wu, in her eyes flashed a trace of a smiling expression, coolly saying in a low voice:

“Silly.”

Xiao Wu was unable to make heads or tails of their laughter,

“In the end what’s the matter? Don’t tell me that sausage wasn’t tasty?”

Tang San covered Xiao Wu’s mouth, pulling her to his side, in a low voice recounting the previous affair next to her ear.

Hearing Tang San’s words, Xiao Wu’s beautiful face immediately turned a deep red,

“You boys, really is mortifying. How could there be this odd spirit.”

Dai Mubai smiling said:

“This is Monster Academy, spirits naturally have fantastic oddities of every description. However, Oscar this fellow in the academy is also considered out of the ordinary. His that spirit is without any potential for attack, but among food system spirits, it’s classified as top quality. After all, he can supply meat. Only when this fellow uses his spirit, those incantations really are too disgusting. People familiar with him,

absolutely will not eat those sausages he produces. I do not know whether it is because of the food system spirit, but his hair is much more lush compared to ordinary people, beard in one day of not shaving will become like right now, therefore, in the academy he also has a Big Sausage Uncle nickname. He himself runs what he calls the Sausage Monopoly.”

This time, even Xiao Wu could not help but laughing, “Big Sausage Uncle, it truly is an interesting spirit.” Dai Mubai clapped Tang San’s shoulder, saying:
“Walk, I bring you to pass the test. No need to line up.”

Tang San said:

“That is no good.”

Dai Mubai said:

“Be at ease, I am not favoring, this is your deserved treatment.”

While speaking, he brought the two towards the front of the line.

Responsible for the second exam also was a senior teacher, because of previously buying sausage, Tang San still had not had time to see what the contents of this exam were.

Dai Mubai walked up to that teacher’s side, muttering several lines next to his ear, also indicating Tang San and Xiao Wu.

The teacher nodded, saying:

“All right, you bring them directly to the fourth hurdle. Passing enrollment.”

Dai Mubai returned to Tang San and Xiao Wu’s side, about to bring the pair to go inside the Academy. But the lined up examinees were not satisfied.

One male exam candidate said:

“Teacher, what’s going on? Why can those avoid the test to enter the fourth exam. Yet we must pass through?”

The senior teacher calmly said:

“If your spirit power is also over twenty fifth rank, then, you can also directly enter the fourth exam, need not waste time here with me. But if you right now when testing spirit power only have twenty first rank, then, you have to test one by one.

The male student unconvinced said:

“Their spirit power is over twenty fifth rank? That’s impossible. We all are just twelve years old, how can such high spirit power appear.”

Able to stand here, all had spirit power over twenty first rank, and also age not higher than thirteen year’s old youngsters. Originally at junior academy, existences like them, undoubtedly all had roles in the academy like stars around the moon[8]. But reaching this Shrek Academy and repeatedly hitting a wall, their frame of mind could not help but have some changes.

Dai Mubai snorted coldly,

“You won’t do, but don’t think other people also won’t do. When I entered the Academy, my spirit power was twenty fifth rank. Tang San, give them a look at your spirit power.”

While speaking, he picked up a white crystal from the desk and tossed it to Tang San.

The testing crystal was different based on level, its color also different, this kind of white crystal tested only the thirtieth rank or lower, if spirit power exceeded thirtieth rank, then the crystal would immediately burst.

Tang San at this understood why Dai Mubai persuaded him that this test was blow their status, of course, this test was to measure the candidate’s

precise spirit power.

At that moment, he also did not speak, holding the white crystal and directly infusing it with his Mysterious Heaven skill internal strength.

In a split second, only saw a brilliant white light released in Tang San’s hand, white crystal became as resplendent as a diamond, the intense brilliance filling every corner of the crystal, this clearly was evidence of spirit power on the verge of reaching thirtieth rank.

The teacher in charge of the test showed a pondering smile,

“See, our Shrek Academy this year again will receive a pretty good little monster.”

Tang San wore a slight smile, handing the crystal in his hands to Xiao Wu, he could not wish for other people to complain about Xiao Wu, regarding Xiao Wu, he had absolute confidence.

Equal white light once again shone, thoroughly blocking the other exam candidates’ mouths, looking at Tang San and Xiao Wu in their eyes also immediately became monsters.

Twenty ninth rank, twelve years old attaining twenty ninth rank spirit power, was this a level humans were capable of reaching?

However, this monster title did not only appear among the two Tang San and Xiao Wu.

A melodious voice rose,

“Teacher, I think, I should also be excused from the second and third tests.”

The speaker was the young lady who before Tang San and Xiao Wu registered to test, also caused the first teacher bewilderment. Right now Tang San and Xiao Wu just truly saw her appearance. Level with the ears

short hair, extremely fair delicate skin, although her figure was unlike the ice cold young lady’s heat, yet unusually harmonious, her entire person looked to give people a kind of earthy feeling. Somehow looked like she was a highly educated noble young lady.

If speaking of that last to enter young lady as an iceberg, then she was a warm spring wind, her gentle and beautiful smiling expression infecting everyone in her surroundings.

With a slight smile walking up in front of Xiao Wu, nodding towards her.
Xiao Wu subconsciously handed her the crystal.

Bright white light once again appeared, although it did not have the intensity of Tang San and Xiao Wu, it still absolutely surpassed twenty fifth rank spirit power level, appearing to be about twenty sixth rank or so.

Just when she thought to inquire from the testing teacher whether she also could directly go to the fourth test, she suddenly discovered, the crystal in her hand was missing. Another figure had already quietly appeared at her side, immediately following, shining white light once again radiated. The light compared to when she infused spirit power still must be a bit more powerful, even to the extent of twenty seventh ranked spirit power.

This sudden appearance, was exactly the ice cold young lady last to follow Dai Mubai here.

The testing teacher’s face was repeatedly covered by surprise,

“Monsters one after another, this year especially many. All of a sudden there are four. Good, good, apparently, I have water to ask for a raise. Mubai, you bring these four together to the fourth test.”

“Yes.”

Dai Mubai respectfully answered, evil eyes with a complex expression looking at the ice cold young lady, then turning around and walking towards the inside of the academy. This time, no students again raised an issue. Strength was sufficient proof.

Among the four exam candidates, only Tang San and Dai Mubai had a relationship regarded as pretty good, while following him inside, asked:

“Dai Dage, the entrance exam altogether only has four tests?”

Dai Mubai nodded, saying:

“Altogether four tests. The first you already went through. It was to reject applicants with spirit power short of twenty first rank, or possibly age exceeding thirteen years old. This filters out most people. The second test is conducted to appraise spirit power and spirit. Merely having great spirit power is not sufficient to prove future growth potential, this test mainly tests the spirit, only spirits possessing sufficient growth potential, furthermore previous cultivation developing in a proper direction spirit masters can enter the third test. Of course, if the spirit is extremely extraordinarily freakish, one is also able to be chosen. In this way little Ao originally passed.”

Regarding Dai Mubai’s words, Tang San very easily understood, after all, Grandmaster in this respect already instilled in him thoroughly. Equal spirits, but picking different development directions, means future results are also different. This second test mainly was filtering out those examinees spirit who also had the first two spirit rings where later conflicts with cultivation could occur.

“Dai Dage, but my spirit is blue silver grass. It should belong to the least growth potential spirits. Why……”

Dai Mubai smiled straightforwardly, saying:

“You also need not be modest, how would I still not know your strength? The Academy provisions, if an applying exam candidates spirit power exceeds twenty fifth rank, then, no matter what the spirit is, can directly pass the second and third trials. Like one strength subduing ten, even if your spirit’s quality is somewhat lacking, but your spirit power is far above, relying on spirit power superiority, still will become a formidable spirit master.”

Xiao Wu could not help asking:

“What is the third test?”

Dai Mubai said:

“The third is to test the examinee’s own spirit application level. Only having spirit power and growth potential won’t do, simultaneously still need to controle the own spirit’s strength. the higher rank of the spirit the more difficult to control, this very easily becomes an issue. If regarding spirit’s control one cannot attain a certain degree, then, this proves the spirit master is insufficiently diligent. Students like this we also do not accept.”

Tang San immediately understood his meaning, Dai Mubai said, a spirit somewhat hard to control, like his second spirit, that monstrous hammer, its weight was incomparably oddly great, and also along with his spirit power increasing, that hammer’s weight also unceasingly increased. Tang San thought to himself, even if using Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, under peak conditions, he still only could swing that hammer three times.

Not waiting for Xiao Wu to ask again, Dai Mubai continued with the fourth test,

“The fourth is to test the examinee’s actual combat experience. Some students own spirit is not bad, regarding spirit control also not bad. But from childhood living in a noble family, long in a privileged environment. Fundamentally without any understanding of the outside world, let alone fighting. This kind of student, the Academy also won’t accept. The Dean said, ‘pampered and spoiled since childhood absolutely refused’.”

[1] ( 有 教 ⽆ 类 ) Literally “having teaching no category”, idiom: “education for everyone, irrespective of background”. I guess maybe “education is blind”.

[2] (怪物) Can also be translated as “freak” or “eccentric”.

[3] With much the same euphemisms as in English.

[4] (Aosika 奥斯卡)
[5] Xiao Ao (⼩奥), Ao is the first character in Oscar.
[6] (⽼⼤) “Eldest”, or in informally as boss.
[7] He refers to himself as (⽼⼦), an excessively arrogant way to refer to oneself. Something like “I’m your daddy” baked into a formal personal pronoun.

[8] Idiomatic expression, the academy revolved around them.

Chapter 18

Hearing Dai Mubai’s words, the four people following him were silent for a time, it was still Xiao Wu who couldn’t help but first open her mouth,

“You are picking students like picking a wife. This also is too strict. It’s no wonder that teacher at the entrance said only monsters are accepted here. People able to pass these four exams, maybe also only are monsters. I very much want to ask once, how many students does Shrek Academy currently have? Every year recruits how many students?”

This time it was Dai Mubai’s turn to show a wry smiled.

“Our Shrek Academy from founding until now, in twenty years, has altogether enrolled forty two students. An average year has a little more than two students. This year all four of you might be recruited, which must be considered setting a record. Before this, the Academy already had two years without accepting any students. Currently, in the academy in the process of studying students counting me altogether are still three.”

“Three?”

Apart from the ice cold young lady, Tang San, Xiao Wu and that beautiful young lady practically cried out simultaneously.

Dai Mubai laughed mockingly at himself,

“In the entire Douluo Continent, we can be considered as the only Academy where there are more teachers than students. Even after enrolling

you, our Academy’s students numbers will in no way surpass the teachers.

Tang San said:

“Like this, how can the Academy continue existing? Without a supply of students, it should be without income.”

Dai Mubai said:

“Why else do you think the Academy would be such a small village? It’s because of the lack of funds. If not for my home still sponsoring some, the Academy might have closed down last year. If this year again was without recruits, then, us three people studying, would be Shrek Academy’s last students.”

“Then why did the Academy not relax some when people tested to apply? The applicant people I saw also could not be regarded as few.”

The gentle and beautiful young lady said doubtfully. Dai Mubai exposed a reverent expression,
“The Dean said, better to have nothing, no matter when, even if it meant closing Shrek Academy, than to accept rubbish. Only monsters. You know what the Academy’s graduation requirements are? This is already not an intermediate spirit master academy, nor an advanced spirit master academy. Because our requirements are different from theirs. We only want students thirteen years old or under, who also must be true genius. But the Academy’s graduation requirements, are to exceed fortieth rank, and moreover before being twenty years old exceeding fortieth rank, attaining spirit ancestor level just to permit graduation.”

“The Academy in total has enrolled forty two students, but truly graduating, only has fourteen people. After these fourteen people left the academy, not one was a person unable to receive worldwide attention. Among them are the most remarkable, right now already Spirit Hall’s youngest elder, authority and prestige second only to the pope. The rest who did not graduate, were unable to before twenty years of age attain

fortieth ranked cultivation or were killed while hunting spirit beasts. The Dean said, insufficient to reach forty first rank, must not go out and make him lose face.”

Saying this last part, Dai Mubai’s mood clearly became excited, concerning that Shrek Academy’s dean, he cl early was extremely reverent.

Tang San smiled, saying to Dai Mubai:

“I’m very glad, to be able to come here.”

Dai Mubai sighed, saying:

“Balak Kingdoms royal family originally planned to sponsor the Academy, but demanded the Academy’s graduates must swear fealty to the royal family, and were immediately refused by the Dean. Our Shrek Academy is also incompatible with other academies, in no small measure pushed aside, therefore just becoming this current appearance.”

Tang San suddenly found, he very much longed for being able to meet that dean Dai Mubai spoke of, he very much wanted to see, after all what kind of person, was able to for twenty years continuously persist in establishing this kind of academy.

“We’ve arrived.”

Dai Mubai halted his steps. By now, they had reached another open space. This compared to that previous second exam location was much smaller, only two hundred square metres or so. One looking like he was over fifty years old middle aged man sat napping on a chair.

“Teacher Zhao, I’m bringing people to take the fourth exam.”

“En? This year there is a fourth exam? Unexpectedly it’s still four people.”

The middle aged man opened hazy sleepy eyes, somewhat surprised looking at the four male and female youths before him, as if coming across some manner of inconceivable affair.

Dai Mubai said:

“Not only are there four people for the fourth exam, but they still also were all excused from the second and third tests.”

Teacher Zhao’s eyes shone, standing up from the chair, his stature was not tall, and appearance very ordinary. But looking extremely rugged. Compared to twelve years old Tang San he still was somewhat shorter in height but unexpectedly gave people a majestic feeling.

Wide shoulders resembling city walls, jacket basically unable to cover his whole body that was like cast from steel full of powerful muscles, although the expression on his face was amiable, the sturdy stature virtually gave people a kind of intense pressure.

“Four surpassing twenty fifth rank, not bad, not bad, apparently this year there are not few little monsters. Mine is the last hurdle, passing my trial, you will be able to formally become members of Shrek Academy. However, my trial cannot be so simple to pass. Real combat experience is necessary for every spirit master to possess. What I examine, is your capability in this respect.”

Smiling his gaze swept from Tang San across the others, mildly looking at them,

“I’m called Zhao Wuji[1], since you four are all excused from the second and third exams, I will personally accompany you to play. Right now I give you one stick of incense of time to come to a mutual understanding and discuss. After one stick of incense, the test begins. The test contents, are for the four of you together to withstand my attack for one stick of incense of time. With only one person able to persevere to the end, it counts as you all passing. I hope you understand, don’t try cheap tricks, there are no people able to use speed to escape this range. At the same time, I can also advise you, relying on one person’s power to obstruct my attack is also impossible. Mutually coordinating together is your only chance of success.”

“Teacher Zhao, this is not so good.”

Dai Mubai hesitatingly said. Zhao Wuji started at him, saying:
“What isn’t good. The dean’s not here, in the Academy I’m the greatest, what I say is good is good. Good, I will light the incense. Your time is not much, make your preparations. Little Bai, you also can also tell them about my strength’s properties, let them have a little preparation.”

Having spoken these lines, from somewhere he pulled out a stick of incense, fingers pinching over the tip of the incense, unexpectedly directly igniting the incense, in an instant, the incense was already stuck in the ground, and moreover did not have the slightest tremble.

Having finished this, Zhao Wuji again sat back down on his chair closing his eyes to continue sleeping.

Tang San’s four had not had any particular feeling because of this teacher Zhao’s suggested testing method, on the contrary Dai Mubai’s face was solemn, towards the four saying:

“You come over here a bit.”

The four crowded at his side.

Dai Mubai said with a grave expression:

“This time I also am unable to help you. Didn’t expect teacher Zhao to suddenly personally do this.”

Xiao Wu smiling said:

“This teacher Zhao could not also be like that old man by the gate, a spirit emperor level strength.”

Dai Mubai shook his head, saying:

“No.”

Xiao Wu smiling said:

“Then don’t worry. How to say, we four also all have close to thirtieth ranked strength, with four to one, as long as strength gap is not too wide, don’t tell me one stick of incense of time won’t do?”

Dai Mubai looked at her, expression a bit like he was looking at an idiot,

“If you think teacher Zhao is that good at holding back his attack, then then you’re gravely mistaken. Correct, teacher Zhao certainly isn’t a sixtieth ranked layer spirit emperor grade spirit master, he is a seventy sixth ranked spirit sage. Beast spirit, battle spirit sage. He is the academy’s deputy chairman, composite strength second only to the Dean.”

Tang San’s four people’s pupils practically contracted simultaneously, seventy sixth ranked? In their impression, let alone the less than thirtieth ranked them, even if it was confronting a ten thousand man army, a spirit sage level spirit master was still able to move unhindered with ease.

Xiao Wu not daring to believe said:

“He is seventy sixth ranked? But compared to that gate old man he looks much younger.”

Dai Mubai calmly said:

“Age can never completely represent the issue. There’s not much time, I simply tell you teacher Zhao’s expert abilities, afterwards you must immediately design a strategy to counter him, otherwise, let alone one stick of incense, being able to withstand his first attack counts as not bad.”

Tang San’s four peoples’ expressions became solemn, facing a seventy sixth ranked spirit sage level, that could not be a joking amusement.

Tang San who was from Holy Spirit village had the legends of a spirit sage, that only was legends, nothing more, but before his eyes this spirit sage was near now, and also still became their test advancement examiner.

Dai Mubai said with a wry smile:

“Originally teacher Zhao only was the proctor responsible for the fourth test, nothing more, your adversary should be me. Only must be able to endure my attacks for one stick of incense of time, considered passing. But who knew today he would be that abnormally strung, unexpectedly would personally put his hand to it.”

“Teacher Zhao’s spirit is a Vigorous Vajra Bear[2], it’s a kind of powerful beast spirit. The whole body does not have any weakness, defensive power is extremely terrifying, even if it was a spirit master of the same level, would still be very difficult to cut open his defense to cause him harm. Even though speed is not what teacher Zhao is expert in, between you and him the spirit power gap really is too big, in this respect also cannot compare to his even higher speed. Teacher Zhao’s most is powerful in physical attack power and defense power. In the Academy he’s nicknamed Motionless Bright King. Let alone you four, even if adding me, still might not be able to obstruct his attack for one stick of incense, right now I only hope teacher Zhao when attacking you will not take it so seriously.”

Has no weak point. Four simple words already declared Zhao Wuji’s formidable area.

The short haired beautiful young lady suddenly cried out,

“He unexpectedly is Motionless Bright King Zhao Wuji. On the Continent missing for ten years, didn’t expect him to be a teacher at Shrek Academy. Originally, Motionless Bright King Zhao Wuji with Spirit Hall had a disagreement, Spirit Hall wanted to punish him, but he simply rushed through from within sixteen bishops’ siege. Afterwards that matter also was left unsettled. Spirit Hall’s bishops, are all at least sixtieth ranked or more spirit emperor level, that time Zhao Wuji should also only

have been sixty something ranked. Right shouldn’t he be more difficult to deal with.”

Dai Mubai silently nodded, saying:

“At least, I never saw teacher Zhao’s appearance at all his strength. Therefore, you hope for the best. Among teacher Zhao’s seven spirit rings, the first two are hundred year spirit rings, the third spirit ring and the fourth spirit ring are thousand year, the later three spirit rings are entirely ten thousand year. And also, the seven spirit rings are adding both attack and defense. You should be able to imagine his frightfulness. Right now, you first get familiar with each other, announcing your names and abilities, having a look how you should best match abilities to withstand Zhao Wuji’s exam.”

Tang San first opened his mouth,

“I’m Tang San, tool spirit blue silver grass, twenty ninth ranked control system battle spirit master.”

Xiao Wu looking at Tang San speaking, second said:

“Xiao Wu, beast spirit rabbit, twenty ninth ranked assault system spirit master.”

The level with her ears short hair young lady hesitated a moment, then spoke:

“Ning Rongrong[3], tool spirit seven treasure glazed tile pagoda, twenty sixth ranked auxiliary system spirit master.”

Finally the ice cold young lady as before cold and detached, indifferently said:

“Zhu Zhuqing[4], beast spirit hell civet[5], twenty seventh ranked agility attack system spirit master.”

Just as the four people left their introductions, including Dai Mubai, among the four people’s gazes focused on one person. This person

attracting the other’s attention, was that short hair young lady Ning Rongrong.

Tang San shocked said:

“Your spirit is seven treasure glazed tile pagoda. That means, you come from the Seven Treasure Glazed Tile School?”

Seven treasure glazed tile pagoda this kind of spirit according to legend, on the entire Douluo Continent, could only be possessed by children directly related to the Seven Treasure Glazed Tile School.

Master of that seven treasure glazed tile pagoda this tool spirit could be evaluated with only simply one line: In all the Continent, the most formidable auxiliary tool spirit. The best companion for all fighting system spirit masters.

Among Spirit Hall’s six signs, not among the three signs on Grandmaster’s token tile, among them was the seven treasure glazed tile pagoda.

Ning Rongrong stuck out a cute little tongue, saying:

“Don’t stare, I’m no different from ordinary people. I’ve stealthily run away from home. Let’s first speak of our present test again. My spirit is seven treasure glazed tile pagoda, two spirit rings. Able to variously increase everyone’s speed and strength attributes. Amplification about thirty percent. Sustaining until one stick of incense goes out is no problem.”

Thirty percent amplification, this already was a considerably good number, but Tang San knew, the reason Grandmaster named this seven treasure glazed tile pagoda the most powerful auxiliary system spirit existence, was because of for every spirit ring upgrade, not only able to evolve the upgrade of a kind of attribute, simultaneously, still would allow each preceding spirit ring’s attribute upgrade to increase ten percent again.

Also to say, if Ning Rongrong’s spirit power attained thirtieth rank or above, not only could she increase one more type of attribute, but also the possessed attribute amplification effects would become forty percent. And so on. At seventieth rank able to in a moment increase seven types of attributes by eighty percent. It was this kind of terrifying effect.

If having this kind of seven treasure glazed tile pagoda spirit master auxiliary, practically could by itself in a moment double their actual strength. Regarding surpassing strong spirit masters, seven treasure glazed tile pagoda’s amplification effect was in that case even higher.

In either of the two heavenly imperial regions, only having Seven Treasure Glazed Tile School’s spirit masters appear, immediately all would become a spirit master organization fighting for the goal. Receiving ten thousand peoples’ attention.

Fortunately, seven treasure glazed tile pagoda’s amplification effect did not stack, in other words, if having two seven treasures glazed tile pagoda spirit masters, the amplification would only be according to the effect of the highest spirit power.

Seven treasures glazed tile pagoda’s biggest weak point was having no firepower, requiring gathering battle spirit masters to defend. But volunteers to become seven treasure glazed tile pagoda’s protector was definitely not few. Among them including at least two among spirit masters top level existences, title Douluo. On the entire Continent, seven treasure glazed tile school was absolutely ranked in the top three schools.

As for what kind of amplification effect would emerge on seven treasure glazed tile pagoda finally reaching eightieth rank and ninetieth rank, only their school’s inner core members were able to know. All along it was Seven Treasure Glazed Tile School’s biggest secret.

Dai Mubai drew a deep breath, saying:

“You four’s matching is contrary to what one might expect pretty good, without duplicate system spirits. How to resist teacher Zhao’s attack, you decide on your own.”

Tang San considered, saying:

“Ning Rongrong is in charge of supporting us three, then, Xiao Wu is in charge of the main assault, I’m in charge of controlling teacher Zhang’s attack, restricting him as far as possible, simultaneously supporting Xiao Wu’s frontal charge. Zhu Zhuqing, I’ll trouble you with the flank, relying on your speed to pin him down.”

Xiao Wu and Ning Rongrong nodded, Zhu Zhuqing looked at Tang San, and finally also nodded slightly, having agreed with his proposal.

Within this short time, they could only use this kind of simple tactics. As for the result, they could only use actual combat to test it. No matter how to put it, they all had never run into such a formidable opponent, the opponent’s strength reaching what degree they still could only fight to find out.

“Discussion is over.”

Zhao Wuji’s resonant voice resounded, the four people turned to look, that stick of incense on the ground had already burnt to the end.

“Teacher, we can begin.”

Dai Mubai nodded towards Zhao Wuji, quickly stepping back to spectate on the side. Even though this was an abnormal fight, to see Zhao Wuji put out his skill, as a strength domination type of spirit master, he naturally would not let slip this learning opportunity.

Zhao Wuji once again stood up, both hands grasping each other, loosening his wrists, creating repeated sounds of cracking bones making peoples’ teeth ache, the intangible pressure suddenly increasing even more.

Zhao Wuji in his hand once again held out a stick of incense, without waiting he ignited it, Ning Rongrong already taking the lead for action.

“Seven treasures glazed tile pagoda.”

Body floating in the air spinning all the way around, dazzlingly beautiful seven colored light immediately released from inside her body, only seeing that seven colored light condensing, within Ning Rongrong’s right palm already sat a one cun[6] tall seven colored pagoda.

The treasure’s light flickering, noble air pressing, Ning Rongrong wore a slight smile, entire person looking to float in the air like an immortal. Two yellow spirit rings rose up from underneath, quietly hovering around her body.

“Seven treasure words, first spoken: Strength.”

The first spirit ring rose up, enveloping the seven colored pagoda, at Ning Rong Rong’s left hand’s directions, three streams of bright light simultaneously shot out, separately enveloping the bodies of Tang San’s three people.

Immediately, a warm energy bubbled up from the four limbs hundred bones, three people suddenly felt like their whole bodies were brimming with strength, spirit power continuously rushing up within like it was boiling.

Zhao Wuji somewhat shocked looked at Ning Rongrong,

“Man, among this year’s examinees there’s unexpectedly one of the seven treasures glazed tile clan. Pretty good, pretty good, that old ghost Flender[7] must be excited this time.”

While speaking, he effortlessly threw the already ignited incense in his hand, sticking in the ground.

“Seven treasure words, second spoken: Speed.”

Again three streams of bright light floated out, Ning Rongrong’s second spirit ring also displayed its effect.

The body’s lightness made Tang San feel like he had lost his weight, in his heart secretly gasping in admiration, seven treasures glazed tile pagoda

sure enough was not named in vain, worthy of being called the first spirit in auxiliary system. Speed and strength simultaneously increasing thirty percent, immediately made him feel like his power had greatly increased.

Right at this time, Zhao Wuji moved, not at all rushing over towards Tang San’s four people, instead both legs half crouching, both fists simultaneously pounding the ground.

“Not good.”

Tang San cried out, the moment Zhao Wuji started his attack, he already understood what the opponent would do.

Grandmaster once said, if one day encountering an opponent from Seven Treasures Glazed Tile School, then, within the first moment, must first dispose of the Seven Treasures Glazed Tile School spirit master.

Zhao Wuji’s attack clearly was not directed at Ning Rongrong alone, but this area attack of his clearly was for the purpose of first interrupting Ning Rongrong’s seven treasures glazed tile pagoda auxiliary effect.

One blue and black long vine abruptly flew out, on the vine were not sharp thorns, because it only had the effect of Tang San’s first spirit ring, the long vine twisting like lightning around Ning Rongrong’s waist, Tang San simultaneously leaping up himself, also bringing Ning Rongrong’s body into the air.

With a dull rumbling sound, the earth shook violently, a wave of yellow earth abruptly released along the ground towards Tang San’s four people.

Xiao Wu and Zhu Zhuqing responded very quickly, Xiao Wu jumping ahead, Zhu Zhuqing leaping to the side, simultaneously sweeping past the quake, Tang San jumped at practically the same time as Xiao Wu, including jumping height there was not much difference.

“Xiao Wu, above.”

Tang San shouted, lifting both hands and pushing from his chest.

Xiao Wu basically did not need to look with her eyes, she still knew the location of Tang San’s hands, the two had been together for six years, and long ago already attained complete understanding. Both feet stepping in Tang San’s palms, with the help of Tang San’s pushing strength, abruptly shooting just like an arrow towards Zhao Wuji below.

Attacking was the best defense, at this time passively taking a beating, letting Zhao Wuji display his complete power, they definitely would not have a chance. On the contrary it would be better to replace guarding with attacking, and perhaps still be able to delay for a little time.

Zhao Wuji looking at his fists hammering the ground did not react, on the contrary smiling widely. In a moment Xiao Wu pounced at at him, he still did not dodge, both hands on the contrary behind his back, making a show of allowing Xiao Wu’s attack.

Xiao Wu naturally would not let slip such an opportunity, pouncing body in midair curling up, rolling forward, when about to reach Zhao Wuji, this delicate body stretched open, within a short time, she already underwent a complete midair spirit body enhancement process, both feet simultaneously stepping on either side of Zhao Wuji’s neck.

With two muffled simultaneous sounds, Xiao Wu’s both feet accurately stepped on Zhao Wuji’s shoulders, but Zhao Wuji did not even sway, grinning,

“Seems to be without any strength, little girl.”

Xiao Wu snorted coldly, without strength? ‘Then I’ll let you have a look at strength.’ Both her feet as if glued to Zhao Wuji’s shoulders, toes suddenly turning in, separately pointing at the main arteries on Zhao Wuji’s neck, delicate body twisting with all her strength, turning in midair.

If it only was Xiao Wu’s physical strength, she seemingly would be unable to drive Zhao Wuji’s body, but right at this moment, more than one person could take part.

Zhao Wuji suddenly felt his whole body tighten, full of sharp thorny vines already frantically twining around his body, regardless of arms or legs, the binding was completely sturdy. The vines were extremely tight, intense paralysing poison abruptly discharging. Simultaneously, vines welling up from the ground pushed at his body, making both his feet leave the ground.

While one person’s strength is big, without feet on the round he was unable to stabilize his body. Zhao Wuji’s body under the driving force of Xoai Wu’s feet was immediately brought to revolve in midair. Currently, his body still was bound full of Tang San’s blue silver grass, like a blue and green giant cabbage roll.

Having Ning Rongrong’s seven treasures glazed tile pagoda support, no matter if it was Tang San or Xiao Wu, right now they displayed spirit power already surpassing the thirtieth rank level. Xiao Wu’s body revolving quickly in midair abruptly flipped back, forcibly driving up Zhao Wuji’s body.

Both hands supported on the ground, she directly made a scissor motion with her legs, if this was an ordinary person, first of all the neck would by Xiao Wu’s both feet directly snap, finally further even drop on their head.

Relying on the substantial backflip, for this time’s drop Xiao Wu already used her full strength.

“Spinning and spinning is also quite amusing.”

Zhao Wuji’s muffled voice resounded in midair, Xiao Wu suddenly felt her rapidly rotating body suddenly be unable to move, both legs unexpectedly again unable to drive the opponent down, with an abrupt vigorous sound, her originally backfliping body was unexpectedly forcefully brought back up.

With a peng sound, the vines over ZHao Wuji’s entire body burst, scattering in all directions, both legs again stably settling on the ground.

But at this time, Zhao Wuji’s expression suddenly transformed slightly, with a low roar, his body abruptly expanded. The entire body originally frightfully muscled practically expanded to twice its size, even height in a split second also grew by one metre, the whole person becoming extremely powerful.

Seven dazzling spirit rings simultaneously appeared, just like what Dai Mubai said, two yellow, two purple, three black, seven terrible spirit rings attaching to his body.

Dingdingdingdingdingdingdingding——

A repeated concentrated crisp sound rose from Zhao Wuji’s back, Xiao Wu using this chance, toes lightly pointing at Zhao Wuji’s shoulders, lithe body sticking close to Zhao Wuji flipping back down, scorpion braid stretching out, like a quick serpent winding around Zhao Wuji’s left ankle, entire body simultaneously exerting.

That concentrated clear sound, was Zhu Zhuqing launching her attack.

When she first began dodging, she already completely displayed her speed, worthy of being called an agility attack system battle spirit master, her speed was so rapid, even Dai Mubai somewhat gasped in admiration. Most dreadful was, Zhu Zhuqing’s motions were without a trace of sound, entire body quietly leaping up, quietly attacking, without any wasted energy, also without spirit power piercing sound.

Dai Mubai after spirit body enhancement, had ten fingers extending sharp blades like tiger claws, but Zhu Zhuqing after undergoing spirit body enhancement, her cat claws were shaped like spikes.

After body enhancement, Zhu Zhuqing’s both eyes simultaneously changed, left eye dark green, right eye clear blue, long hair naturally docile on her back, body in the course of moving left a slight mirage, making it very difficult for people to catch her precise location. But her attack also

had extreme attraction. Sharp claws specially looking for vitals, to the extent that Zhao Wuji had no choice but to release his spirit.

Zhu Zhuqing’s timing for entering the battle was beautifully grasped, just right when Zhao Wuji sent out power to destroy Tang San’s blue silver grass, and moreover after pulling back Xiao Wu’s body appeared a moment of relaxing his strength. Otherwise, her attack power also would have been insufficient to split open Zhao Wuji’s attack.

But, after Zhao Wuji completed spirit body enhancement, Zhu Zhuqing’s attack could no longer so easily produce effect. Zhao Wuji’s body was like cast from steel, under her cat’s claws full strength strike, also could only puncture Zhao Wuji’s clothes.

Xiao Wu’s Soft Skill was stopped for the first time. No matter how she used force, she was unable to make Zhao Wuji’s body move a hair’s breadth. Even after her backflip, both hands striking Zhao Wuji’s knee joints, still was equally unable to produce effect.

Xiao Wu in her heart was greatly worried, but right now she completely lacked the means to hold the opponent.

In fact, it wasn’t that Xiao Wu’s soft skill wasn’t strong, but was because her soft skill being completely restrained just enough by Zhao Wuji. Xiao Wu’s first spirit ring’s added ability required the body’s flexibility to control stop the opponent to be able to release, classified as a one hit certain kill effect. But right now the gap between her and Zhao Wuji’s strength were indeed too far, even if it was under Tang San’s assistance, it was still impossible to contain Zhao Wuji. Unless her spirit power was able to reach close to Zhao Wuji’s level, to Zhao Wuji this kind of single-minded physical strength spirit master, her soft skill effect was the worst.

By breaking blue silver grass, Tang San’s expression immediately became pale, but at this time he without a trace of hesitation, already dashed forward a sudden big stride, thick vines once again appearing on Zhao Wuji’s body, delaying his preparations to send out strength a moment, precisely blue silver grass second spirit ring ability, parasite generation effect.

With the help of this moment’s opportunity, Tang San already arrived before Zhao Wuji, and Zhu Zhuqing also quietly appeared at Zhao Wuji’s back, of the two cat claws one grabbing at his throat, one at his ear, searching for the human body’s weakest regions.

Taking advantage of the opportunity of Zhao Wuji not yet having struggled free of blue silver grass, Tang San’s fist abruptly aimed at Zhao Wuji’s stomach.

Zhao Wuji laughed heartily, also not hurrying to throw of blue silver grass, stomach bracing, very clearly, he was thinking to have a look at how much strength Tang San had.

In Tang San’s eyes flashed a light, Zhao Wuji’s laughter suddenly stopped, because he astonished discovered, Tang San’s fist seemingly at full strength striking his stomach was light as if nothing, but he because of by spirit power concentrating on his stomach, immediately a feeling appeared somewhat as if using the wrong force.

With Tang San and Xiao Wu’s strength of course was insufficient to force Zhao Wuji’s body, but if it was his own power, it was different.

Tang San’s swinging right fist suddenly became a palm, the palm absorbing, in an instant exerting Controlling Crane Catching Dragon’s reverse force, pulling Zhao Wuji’s body to stagger forward. Simultaneously stretching his right leg forward, kicking at Zhao Wuji’s toes. Even if Zhao Wuji’s spirit power was tyrannical, under circumstances like these he lost balance.

Tang San’s grasp of timing was also not inferior to Zhu Zhuqing, relying on Controlling Crane Catching Dragon’s ingenuity, he was adding Zhao Wuji’s own strength to his own to drive Zhao Wuji’s body.

“Rise.”

Tang San shouted loudly, both arms exerting, unexpectedly by Zhao Wuji’s body abruptly lifting.

“Xiao Wu.”

The moment Zhao Wuji was completely off the ground, Xiao Wu’s ability also finally displayed its effect.

Two slender thighs in a flash twined around Zhao Wuji’s waist, both hands grabbing his ankle, on her body the first spirit ring releasing light, then bringing Zhao Wuji’s body to fiercely rotate three times in midair, placing Zhao Wuji’s head downwards, heavily striking towards the ground.

Zhao Zhuqing’s previous attacks although without damaging effect, still imperceptibly interfered with Zhao Wuji’s adaptability, together three people’s strength, finally completed this attack.

A thick blue silver grass vine formed at Xiao Wu bringing Zhao Wuji’s body about to strike the ground an instant before twisting around her waist, Zhao Wuji head down, rotated again towards the ground, but Xiao Wu by Tang San’s blue silver grass was abruptly brought up, twisting cleverly in midair without dropping.

Hong——

Zhao Wuji’s after spirit body enhancement huge body heavily rammed the ground. The entire head unexpectedly sinking completely into the soil.

Xiao Wu nimbly dropped down, just onto Tang San’s shoulders, sole foot on Tang San’s right shoulder, both arms stretching levelly to maintain her body’s balance, gasping big mouthfuls of air.

She already used her full strength with the attack just now, if not for Tang San’s ingenious Controlling Crane Catching Dragon, she would still be unable to complete her focused two spirit ring ability’s Soft Skill Certain Kill Drop.

“Little San, we didn’t do it too heavily?”

Xiao Wu somewhat nervous asked. Tang San shook his head,

“Zhao Wuji still hasn’t used a spirit ability.”

He glanced at the side on the ground. Right now, that stick of incense had only burned one third, that’s all. But under the previous joint attack, the three Tang San, Xiao Wu and Zhu Zhuqing could say had spared no effort, using all they had.

Parasite blue silver grass on Zhao Wuji’s body was rapidly withdrawn by Tang San, he could not want his blue silver grass again being burst by the opponent, even though blue silver grass consumed not much spirit power, always when it was destroyed its spirit power consumption was unusually large.

Zhao Wuji’s both arms pushed on the ground, pulling his head out.

ly they hadn’t looked carefully, right now could see clearly his appearance after spirit body enhancement.

Zhao Wuji’s entire body was covered by a layer of thick brown fur, his height unexpectedly already surpassing two metres fifty, the muscles on his whole body coiling like dragons, light brown revealing a tyrannical atmosphere, seven spirit rings continuously rhythmically revolving around his body.
[1] (赵⽆极) “Zhao Everlasting/Unbounded”.
[2] (⼤⼒⾦刚熊)
[3] (宁荣荣) “Peaceful Glory”
[4] (朱⽵清) “Vermillion Bamboo Quiet”
[5] ( 灵猫) A civet is a kind of mongoose like mammal. Could also translate as “quick cat”.

[6] 1尺 = ⅓ m

[7] Fu Lan De (弗兰德)

Chapter 19

Zhao Wuji’s pair of hands became especially massive, just like big palm leaves.

Just as Tang San said, previously Zhao Wuji had not used any of his spirit power, before when Zhu Zhuqing was attacking his weak points, even he all had not thought he must use spirit body enhancement.

Speaking of him as a seventy sixth ranked spirit sage, several twenty something spirit grandmasters truly were too puny. He was only toying with these children, loosening up his body, that’s all.

But, generally one often must pay the price, precisely because he underestimated them, again adding Tang San’s three people to Ning Rongrong’s seven treasures glazed tile pagoda amplification their actual strength already exceeded thirtieth ranked level, though they still did not have that corresponding perfection from practicing, immediately let this Motionless Bright King eat his fault.

Zhao Wuji patted the dirt from his head, unhappily saying:

“Truly fuck his eighty year old mother to be tripped by children, apparently, at odds with you at several serious points were on the point of death. Little Bai, what are you laughing at, tomorrow come find me for a real combat lesson.”

“Eh……”

Watching from the sides apparently Dai Mubai had been laughing in his sleeve at Zhao Wuji’s appearance with head and shoulders covered with dirt, right now hearing Zhao Wuji’s words, the smile did not appear again.

“Children, come. We’ll continue.”

Zhao Wuji advanced with large strides, walking straight in Tang San and Xiao Wu’s direction. The two’s previous implicit recognition matching had given him a remaining profound “impression”.

“Xiao Wu, meteor person hammer.”

Tang San called out.

Xiao Wu’s toes on Tang San’s shoulders, once again pounced, merely this time she no longer was going hands first, but became feet first, kicking straight for Zhao Wuji’s head.

At the same time, ten blue silver grass simultaneously surged out from around Tang San’s body, from different directions tangling around Zhao Wuji.

Zhao Wuji raised his hands to smack towards Xiao Wu, but who could have imagined, Xiao Wu’s body still had not reached before him, but suddenly changed direction, this palm of his naturally only clapped the air. Xiao Wu swept across from the side, one leg kicking at Zhao Wuji’s shoulders.

Originally, the so called meteor person hammer, was hidden weapon Meteor Hammer’s clone, reying on blue silver grass binding, Tang San controlled Xiao Wu’s body moving nimbly in midair, launching an attack. Unfortunately, the defense power of Zhao Wuji they faced was truly too unreasonable, even if his dodging ability didn’t matter, wanting to touch his body could not be so easy.

Common hidden weapons were divided into four main categories, hand thrown, mechanism launched, wire system, drug spray. Like a Meteor Hammer, Red Holding Lasso, Flying Claw, these were all classified as wire

systems. Although less secret than other types of hidden weapons, other hidden weapons were unable to have the same extraordinary attacking power.

Zhao Wuji also looked distracted by this kick, in the light brown eyes finally revealed a somewhat serious expression. These several children could all become his students, if again letting them make this kind of display, he would lose too much fac e, how could he still later instruct them?

Zhu Zhuqing would not stay idle, in a moment of Zhao Wuji advancing on Tang San’s pair, on her body the two yellow spirit rings also simultaneously shone up, one blue one green both eyes pupils abruptly stood up, quietly accelerating forward, body in a flash soaring, entire person under spirit power was wrapped midair into a ball, rapidly rotating dashing towards Zhao Wuji.

Within her that round silhouette, only saw claw images one after another, exactly her second spirit ring ability, Hell Hundred Claws[1]. Relying on the body’s rapid rotation and cat claw’s penetrating attack power, in an extremely short time inflicting a hundred attacks on the enemy, furthermore attacking the same location, its formidable power extremely astonishing.

When Zhao Wuji was hit by Xiao Wu’s kick, also exactly the moment Zhu Zhuqing’s Hell Hundred Claw struck his back. Hell Hundred Claw was like a rapidly rotating saw toothed gear, lightning fast cutting Zhao Wuji’s back.

“Hou——”

A bellow abruptly resounded, in Zhao Wuji’s eyes a cold light released, both fists abruptly gripping tight. Among the seven spirit rings on his body, the first yellow spirit ring in a flash shone up.

Intense golden light exploded out in practically a split second, fully engaged in Hell Hundred Claw Zhu Zhuqing was immediately sent flying, in midair issuing a wretched groan.

Dai Mubai strangely quickly appeared where she was about to drop, catching her in his arms. Discovering Zhu Zhuqing had already passed out from the jolt, and both arms also already dislocated.

Simultaneously suffering calamity still was Xiao Wu, her kick at Zhao Wuji, body only just brought up by Tang San’s blue silver grass, as Zhao Wuji’s attack unleashed, on Tang San’s body blue silver grass also flew out just in time to bind Zhao Wuji’s body.

In that intense golden light, this all became useless effort. Although Xiao Wu was not in as close contact as Zhu Zhuqing, still flew up from the jolt, Tang San’s blue silver grass whether it was close to the body or still not close to the body, each within three metres around Zhao Wuji’s body completely rebounded back, and near the body even more was smashed to pieces.

Three muffled sounds practically simultaneously resounded. Receiving the biggest wound was Zhu Zhuqing, next was Xiao Wu.

Violent shaking force caused Xiao Wu in midair to spout out a mouthful of blood, whole body tingling, directly blue silver grass brought her to drop in Tang San’s arms.

Although Tang San received the lightest wound, only was under blue silver grass pull by the shock suffering burning agony, but Xiao Wu’s injuries caused him again to be unable to maintain his calm.

Zhao Wuji’s display, was precisely his first spirit ring ability, Motionless Bright King Body[2]. Despite that only being a hundred year spirit ring, the same spirit ability, used with different spirit power, the effect also was different. Relying on seventy sixth ranked spirit power, this hundred year spirit ring’s bestowed ability reached ample effect. Attack and defense integrated, immediately breaking Tang San’s trio’s joint attack.

This was power, a spirit sage’s true strength

Ning Rongrong was also greatly anxious, right now that stick of incense had just burned down half, but while her seven treasures glazed tile pagoda

included every kind of auxiliary attribute, it did not incorporate any treatment. She only had two spirit rings, additional effects also only were that many, again feeling anxious and useless.

Zhao Wuji’s speed suddenly became faster, in seemingly only one step reaching before Tang San, immense palm lifting, the second spirit ring on his body simultaneously shining, bursting into loud laughter, the palm under spirit ring’s infusion in a flash became golden, its bulk magnifying to twice its size, directly swatting at Tang San.

Xiao Wu was currently still at Tang San’s chest, Tang San naturally could not let her take his place to obstruct this palm, and he hastily pulled her away, but it was not a simple action, making him lose his own opportunity to evade.

But at this time, on Xiao Wu’s body the second spirit ring shone, both her eyes suddenly turning blood red, with fixed eyes gazing towards Zhao Wuji.

Zhao Wuji only felt a spell of dizziness in his brain, startled, this descending palm naturally also became slow moving, spirit power also weakening more than half, golden light releasing in his eyes,

“Good, unexpectedly has a confusion type spirit ability.”

The red light in Xiao Wu’s eyes contrasted with the golden light in Zhao Wuji’s eyes, suddenly groaning loudly, she directly fainted at Tang San’s chest. Mouth and nose simultaneously overflowing with blood.

Tang San was practically subconsciously drawing support from this opportunity, using Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, breaking away from Zhao Wuji’s attack range.

Zhao Wuji’s palm also did not truly clap down, he furthermore had unexpectedly harmed these children.

“Xiao Wu, Xiao Wu.”

Tang San anxiously called out several times, hurriedly imparting Mysterious Heaven skill within Xiao Wu. But Xiao Wu did not react at all.

Zhao Wuji did not pursue and attack again, standing there, saying

“She will be fine, although the confusion type spirit ability has good effect, the gap between her spirit power and mine is too big, suffering her own spirit power backlash, naturally also can only have this result. Same as your that blue silver grass incidentally being ineffective on me. Let her sleep one night, tomorrow she’ll wake up recovered.

Gaze shifting to Ning Rongrong, Zhao Wuji slightly smiling said:

“I need not have another shot. Seven treasures glaze tile school little girl. You lose. You several still are too lacking. Even unable to resist for my one stick of incense of time. This is the disparity of actual strength.

Hugging the soft like silk Xiao Wu, Tang San slowly raised his head, his black pupils without any emotion, completely abstruse.

Holding Xiao Wu he slowly turned, walking in front of Ning Rongrong,

“Could I trouble you, first help me take care of Xiao Wu a moment.”

Ning Rongrong stared blankly a moment, removing her seven treasures glazed tile pagoda spirit, receiving Xiao Wu into her arms. Although her spirit was auxiliary nature, spirit masters all had spirit power, their bodies were naturally much stronger than ordinary people, holding Xiao Wu one girl counted as nothing.

Having delivered Xiao Wu to Ning Rongrong, Tang San turned and walked towards Zhao Wuji.

Zhao Wuji was stunned a moment,

“What, you still want to continue? I’m afraid that you could not receive my attack even once. My second spirit ring ability Vigorous Vajra Palm can’t be so easy to withstand.”

Zhao Wuji of course could not because that stick of incense had not completely burned out refuse these four children before him to enter Shrek Academy, in fact actually the opposite. The strength which these children displayed made him greatly pleasantly surprised. Not only did each one’s actual strength all have characteristics, but also under the prerequisite of not previously exercising together unexpectedly were able to coordinate with this implicit understanding. The limits of their future prospects could not be measured. With the Academy only were three students to compare, only strong or not.

The reason his last words were a bit unkind, was hoping these children because of their talent would not come to be haughty, previously Shrek Academy was not at all without cases where because of pride lead to later strength progress being slow-moving. Zhao Wuji could not hope for these several good saplings before him to walk a crooked road. Only he didn’t expect, Tang San unexpectedly would walk back, alone being this courageous already made Zhao Wuji greatly admire him.

Tang San shook his head, saying:

“I am not at all asking to continue with your present exam.”

Zhao Wuji somewhat disappointed said:

“Then you are saying, you will concede?”

Tang San again shook his head,

“No, I hope I can with you fight earnestly one bout. Everything starting afresh. Please again ignite a stick of incense. If I persevere for one stick of incense of time, then, please permit us four to simultaneously enter Shrek Academy.”

Zhao Wuji like smiling yet not smiling looked at Tang San, saying:

“Then if you cannot persevere? Do not forget, just now you four people together, ultimately still lost.”

Tang San could on his behalf make the decision, even could on behalf of Xiao Wu at present make the decision, but he could not substitute for the additional two. Turning his head to look at Ning Rongrong and Zhu Zhuqing.

Currently, Zhu Zhuqing’s dislocated arms were already taken care of by Dai Mubai, herself also coming awake, only was breathing weakly, although unexpectedly remained at Dai Mubai’s chest, she at present was already without strength to stand up.

Ning Rongrong slightly smiled towards Tang San,

“Tang San, we are comrades in arms. From childhood my father instructed me, one cannot abandon comrades in arms. Worst comes to worst we will leave together, in any case we already failed the test. The imperial capital’s academy certainly will not reject us.”

Tang San again looked towards Zhu Zhuqing, Zhu Zhuqing seemingly without strength to speak, but strongly bracing her body, nodded to Tang San.

Even though today just was the first meeting, his comrades’ trust, as if bestowing Tang San incomparable strength. Turning around, once again facing Zhao Wuji,

“If I lose, then we together will leave.”

Zhao Wuji looked at the several children before him, the more he saw the more he liked, bursting into loud laughter saying:

“Good, good, then let me have a look, what power you still possess to ward off my attack. As you wish.”

Zhao Wuji once again ignited a stick of incense, sticking it in the ground.

Tang San’s both feet stood in a not 丁 not ⼋ stance, over the whole body power slowly condensing. Finally this time, he already did not plan to
conceal his actual strength. Xiao Wu being wounded to unconsciousness to his mind brought about enormous provocation, deep in his heart he was even more brimming with self incrimination. As a big brother without protecting well his younger sister, if he could not on behalf of his little sister retrieve justice, then for what reason could he still be called big brother?

Although it was the first time meeting Ning Rongrong and Zhu Zhuqing, their trust made Tang San resolve to let them see his true power. As for Dai Mubai, for some reason, regarding that compared to his own spirit power more formidable youth, Tang San from the beginning had a kind of trustworthy feeling.

Tang San still deeply remembered Mysterious Heaven Treasure Record’s overall key lines, one forever must not try to disguise as a hog eating tiger, otherwise one very easily will really become the hog.

Currently he only just completely understood the meaning of these words. If just now they faced not Shrek Academy’s teacher, but an enemy. Then, perhaps Xiao Wu would have found it very difficult to escape. And if his genuine unique skill still had not been used, wouldn’t it have become a lifelong regret? Therefore, Tang San resolved to no longer hide, he also realized this Motionless Bright King Zhao Wuji before him came to see what degree his actual strength actually reached.

Without Seven Treasures Glazed Tile Pagoda amplifying strength and speed, Tang San clearly felt his body was a bit heavy, both arms slightly trembling, letting his body as soon as possible adapt to the current state of affairs. Simultaneously, both his hands already gradually became white, a white lustre like jade. Between the ten fingers, faint streams of qi seemingly moved. Head lowered, making the opponent unable to see his already completely turned purple pair of eyes.

Zhao Wuji clearly felt Tang San’s body atmosphere have some slight transformation, clearly spirit power did not at all consequently strengthen, but he did not know why, at his Spirit Sage level actual strength he felt some danger.

One twenty ninth ranked child unexpectedly would let him have a feeling of danger? Zhao Wuji somewhat disbelieving, pressed to use his first spirit ring ability Motionless Bright King Body, walking towards Tang San with large strides. His speed was not at all fast, but his pace was extremely steady, under each step, the ground would faintly tremble.

“Teacher Zhao, take care.”

Tang San suddenly ferociously raised his head, in his eyes a purple light abruptly rich and powerful, seeing his those purple eyes, Zhao Wuji was immediately startled, underfoot pace also slowing. After all, relying on eyesight confusion attacks, was among spirit abilities the most difficult kind to resist. ly when clashing with Xiao Wu he nearly got the worst of it.

But very quickly Zhao Wuji realized, in Tang San’s eyes the purple light did not at all have any attack effect. And at his this slowing. Tang San’s hands hanging on either side of his waist swiftly rose.

Chichichichichichichichichichi……, Ten cold lights at Tang San’s both hands’ ten fingers lightly twirling burst forth, separately shooting towards Zhao Wuji’s eyes, shoulders, throat, heart, knees, genitals and abdomen. The ten cold lights’ attacking locations unexpectedly were not the same, furthermore aiming for all the vitals.

The ear piercing air splitting sounds startled Zhao Wuji, in all his ability, nimbleness was his least expert kind, after spirit body enhancement, although his speed increased somewhat, because of the huge build, added to its astonishing defensive power, when facing enemies he would choose to the way of meeting force with force.

To suddenly be confronted by the extremely accurate ten cold lights, Zhao Wuji reacted very quickly, a pair of bear paws one up one down, above obstructing his eyes, below obstructing his lower body. With a deep

roar, on his whole body spirit power burst forth, Motionless Bright King Body’s full power pressed into use.

Tang San after emitting the ten cold lights, body had not paused the slightest amount, using Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, lightning quick retreating backwards.

Ten cracking sounds echoed practically simultaneously, the ten cold lights pierced Zhao Wuji’s body, but in the tyrannical golden light, they all bounced back, and furthermore did not cause Zhao Wuji any harm.

Tang San in his heart was secretly shocked, one must know, what he shot was ten Penetrating Bone Nails[3], among small scale hidden weapons, Penetrating Bone Nails weight was considered a heavy kind, again adding his internal strength’s urging to the Penetrating Bone Nail’s penetrating properties, unexpectedly still could not give Zhao Wuji a trace of an injury, one could clearly see how tyrannical Zhao Wuji’s defense was. Dai Mubai saying he completely lacked weak points, certainly had not been without justification.

Figure turning, again throwing out an additional ten cold lights.

Completely lacking weak points? In Tang San’s eyes flashed a trace of cold, possessing complete lack of weak points, in fact the whole body was a weak point. Only breaking one point, only was his opportunity location.

In retreating, between Tang San’s hands like butterflies passing flowers generally throwing in front or shooting, together continuously shooting out cold lights from his hands, starting to specially search Zhao Wuji’s body for a vital spot.

In Zhao Wuji’s heart the shock compared to Tang San was still bigger, it was still his first time encountering an opponent like this. If both sides’ actual strength had been equal, he knew he would already have lost. Tang San was shooting hidden weapons not only accurately, but also simultaneously attacking many different locations, dodging was extremely difficult.

Willow Leaf Knife, Flying Locust Rock, Gold Coin Dart, Penetrating Bone Nail[4], a variety of hidden weapons blooming in Tang San’s Sky Filling Flower Rain[5] technique, flying straight, flying slanted, spiralling behind, but the final target was only one, that was Zhao Wuji’s body.

Zhao Wuji clearly felt these hidden weapons extreme penetrating strength, if not at full strength operating Motionless Bright King Body, even he might very possibly be injured therein.

However, undergoing high speed contact, Zhao Wuji also resigned himself to clearly feel out Tang San’s this hidden weapon attack power, whole body glittering with Motionless Bright King Body’s golden light, with large strides rushing over to Tang San.

In a moment Zhao Wuji rushed at him, that enormous Vigorous Vajra Palm again lifted, he without the slightest trace of hurry. Underfoot becoming lightning quick withdrawal, Blue Silver Grass already spreading floating in the air, obstructing Zhao Wuji’s road forward.

The tough Blue Silver Grass was completely insufficient to stop Zhao Wuji, but it was still able to delay him for a moment, omnipresent bindings, each time only a Blue Silver Grass hindered Zhao Wuji’s foot, already slowing down his speed, also as far as possible saving his internal strength.

Relying on Blue Silver Grass and Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, although Tang San’s absolute speed was not equal to Zhao Wuji’s, Zhao Wuji still was chasing after not on him, Vigorous Vajra Palm several times swatting empty air.

But after Tang San fired the first round of hidden weapons, he also did not again continue with the hidden weapon attack, moving around the space, dodging Zhao Wuji’s attacks.

The reason why Tang San asked for his one on one battle with Zhao Wuji, first was because fearing hidden weapons accidentally injuring the

other people, second, also was because one person’s dodging space was even larger, also without any concerns.

Right now, the surrounding several people spectating all looked somewhat straight, especially the period of time when on Tang San’s body hidden weapons were unceasingly flying out, in their hearts all full of astonishment. Whether it was Zhu Zhuqing and Ning Rongrong, or Dai Mubai. In their hearts all could not help but secretly feel a chill, they realized, if exchanging themselves for Zhao Wuji, perhaps, long ago already run away.

Tang San’s hidden weapons were fantastic oddities of every description, flying routes also extremely weird, wanting to dodge, was really too difficult.

Even if born from the Seven Treasures Glazed Tile School, experienced and knowledgeable Ning Rongrong still did not know his hidden weapons were classified as what clan’s attack method. But completely able to feel these hidden weapons’ power.

Incense unwittingly burning, this moment, already burned down by one third of its length.

Zhao Wuji chasing Tang San suddenly stopped his feet, smiling scolding:

“Fine you little monkey, still truly slippery. Want to delay like this?
Can’t be that easy. Third spirit ring ability, Gravity Increase.”

The third spirit ring on Zhao Wuji’s body, a purple thousand year spirit ring abruptly magnified, but it was not an ability infused within his body, but was floating downward, directly merging into the ground.

Suddenly, Tang San only felt his legs seem to sink into a swamp, body abruptly becoming heavy, as if his body weight had increased to twofold. But Zhao Wuji clearly did not suffer a shadow, with big strides dashing towards Tang San, in his eyes bringing a faint smiling expression, seeming to say, ‘I would see where you still will run now’.

A truly powerful spirit ability. Under the effect of gravity, Tang San’s speed clearly dropped, even though Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track steps were exquisite, under the influence of gravity again dodging Zhao Wuji’s attack already was somewhat pulling the lapels exposing the elbows[6]. Several times dangerously avoiding Zhao Wuji’s Vigorous Vajra Palm.

Zhao Wuji glanced at the burning incense, the incense had already quickly burned halfway. In his heart also could not help but be somewhat anxious.

His majestic Motionless Bright King, handling one just twelve years old child unexpectedly was this strenuous, if this spread to the other teachers’ ears, how couldn’t he become a laughing stock? If this child was stopped. However, this exam also should be finished then.

Thinking of this, on Zhao Wuji’s body the fourth spirit ring also lit up.

Purple light glittering, making people wonder was, on Zhao Wuji’s body the fourth spirit ring unexpectedly flew out, like it was a long loop, overtaking Tang San’s body, directly covering him.

What was the meaning of this? Tang San’s heart was cold. But after this purple thousand year light ring covered his body, it did not give him any unwell feeling.

Zhao Wuji laughed loudly,

“Should be time to finish, able to force me to use my fourth spirit ring, you are qualified to enroll.”

Speaking, he that sturdy pair of legs abruptly used strength, entire person jumping off the ground.

Tang San hurriedly shifted his location, but he shocked discovered, that jumping in midair Zhao Wuji unexpectedly followed his movement and direction, still coming in his direction.

He did not know that this was Zhao Wuji’s fourth spirit ring ability, Position Trace. In a short time of his fourth spirit ring locking on, then, within a hundred metres, he all could rely on jumping strength to in a flash pull into close range.

This ability to others cultivation patterns Spirit Masters point of view might not be of any use, but to physical strength type Zhao Wuji it was not merely useful. Relying on Position Trace to pull close to his opponent, his physical strength and attack had the biggest room to develop. To as quickly as possible end the battle, he just simply used this ability of his.

In Tang San’s eyes released a cold light, apparently, his plan could only advance.

Soon unable to hide from Zhao Wuji’s falling body, he simply no longer dodged. In a moment Zhao Wuji dropped towards him, he immediately launched his second spirit ring ability, Parasite.

When previously Blue Silver Grass obstructed Zhao Wuji’s advancement, parasitic seeds already stealthily nestled on Zhao Wuji’s body, by now abruptly unleashed, suddenly appeared Blue Silver Grass immediately in midair sturdily binding Zhao Wuji.

The timing Tang San chose for unleashing Parasite was perfect, just the moment Zhao Wuji was about to fall to the ground, like this, Zhao Wuji was unable to after hitting the ground to first launch an attack.

Tang San’s both hands simultaneously rose, only hearing clanging sounds simultaneously rising, six cold lights spit out from within his sleeves, powerful crossbow bolts created ear piercing air splitting sounds, shooting straight for Zhao Wuji’s face.

Athough Zhao Wuji’s defensive strength was powerful, these suddenly appearing crossbow bolts still startled him, Motionless Bright King Body in a flash unleashing. Loud peng sounds. Within the spreading golden light, not only struggling free of Blue Silver Grass bindings, also repelling the six crossbow bolts shot towards him.

What was Tang San’s most expert skill? At least until now, it absolutely was not hand thrown type hidden weapons, just what he studied all his previous life was mechanism type hidden weapons.

The sudden start from the crossbow bolts made Zhao Wuji’s body break out in cold sweat, although his Motionless Bright King Body could repel the crossbow bolts, the crossbow bolts force of impact was extremely painful on his face, it could clearly be seen how powerful the force of the bolts was.

Simultaneously using Controlling Crane Catching Dragon, drawing support from the impulse released by Zhao Wuji’s Motionless Bright King Body, Tang San’s body once again leapt back, staying out of range of Zhao Wuji’s empty slap.

Restraining within both arms, chest muscles flexing, a buzzing sound immediately echoed from Tang San’s stomach. Glittering like frost and snow a steel needle brought a thick fog puffing out from Tang San’s stomach, just right to meet the charging Zhao Wuji.

Tang San could also be considered the great master of a generation in mechanism type hidden weapons, the mechanism type hidden weapons he made could not need any power switch, relying on muscle contraction to start. Impossible to defend against.

The tea fragrant mist made Zhao Wuji’s brain dizzy, Motionless Bright King Body’s defense naturally also dropped a bit. At this moment, Zhao Wuji clearly felt his chest ache. Lowering his head to look, horrified discovered, that steel needle fired from Tang San’s chest unexpectedly penetrated his Motionless Bright King Body’s defense, fully piercing his chest.

A paralysingly painful feeling in a flash transmitted via the nerves to Zhao Wuji’s brain.

“Poisoned.”

Zhao Wuji in his heart was shocked. Hurriedly once again pressing his Motionless Bright King Body, forcing the steel needle to jolt outside his body. But, the poison already transmitted within his body by the double effect of breath and blood.

Tang Sect could not only be about hidden weapons, Tang Sect’s poison was equally absolute. Even though Tang San these several years had not any chance to gather poisonous substances, he could not waste that original Datura Snake from the Datura Snake venomous fangs for use on that hidden weapon on his stomach, at the crucial moment, displaying its biggest effect. On his stomach this hidden weapon, also was on his body one of very few kinds of hidden weapons capable of breaking Body Protecting Big Dipper Tail Qi. Called Powder Shooting Shadow[7].

Of course, Zhao Wuji’s Motionless Bright King Body defensive power was too strong, Powder Shooting Shadow’s sixty four steel needles also only could with difficulty puncture his skin, nothing more.

But like this was already sufficient. Datura Snake’s speed although not sufficient to make Zhao Wuji lose capability to resist, forced him to divide spirit power to block the poison from spreading. This gave Tang San even more time to catch his breath.

However, Zhao Wuji’s pause did not at all let Tang San continue running, he on the contrary met Zhao Wuji’s charge face to face. Ten fingers simultaneously ejecting, ten minute golden rays flashed through the air. If not watching attentively, one would even be unable to discover their existence.

As a hidden weapons master, with certainty shooting hidden weapons timing naturally was extremely important, Tang San undoubtedly accomplished this bit, the time he chose was just while Zhao Wuji urged Motionless Bright King Body to jolt out the steel needle, for a moment defensive power was weak.

Relying on Purple Demon Eye to see clearly, Tang San was not only able to see clearly the opponent’s every move, he was even able to see around Zhao Wuji’s body spirit power’s fluctuating intensity. Otherwise how could

he also in this way just perfectly look for the opponent’s weak points? This was Purple Demon Eye’s biggest effect.

Ten golden hair rays force had penetrated Motionless Bright King Body’s defense and quietly engraved on Zhao Wuji’s body, boring within.

Zhao Wuji only felt numerous simultaneous stinging pain reach his body, to his strong mental state, still could not help but draw in a breath, sore whole body spasming.

“You……”

Zhao Wuji somewhat angrily, on his lips emitting a low howl, the fifth spirit ring, that glittering deep black spirit ring abruptly shone. An intense bellow made the entire Shrek Academy shudder.

Tang San only felt all around simultaneously an immense sound pressure, his body uncontrolledly rising towards Zhao Wuji, from his body’s surroundings the sound pressure seemingly must force his body to break into pieces, this power already was not something he was capable of contending with.

Zhao Wuji’s Vigorous Vajra Bear spirit’s fifth spirit ability, Gravity Crush[8].

Did Tang San surrender like this? Of course not.

He sharply lowered his head, following a crisp crackling bursting sound, an extending seven cun[9] crossbow bolt from his back abruptly shot out, shooting straight for Zhao Wuji’s bellowing mouth. Under circumstances where he himself was already controlled by the other side, still able to maintain such accuracy, making people gasp in amazement.

Tense Back Flower Adornment Crossbow[10], a medium sized crossbow bolt. Shot with back muscle control. Only had one shot. But because the crossbow bolt was big, mechanism’s elastic force excessive, the destructive force among mechanism type hidden weapons belonged to the extremely powerful. By far could not be compared to Sleeve Darts.

Simultaneously, Tang San’s both feet knocked together, on the tip of each foot stretched out a three cun long sharp blade, one flying kick towards Zhao Wuji’s throat, another only following noiselessly to kick at his lower vitals, under these disadvantaged circumstances, he still could respond by putting out such attacks, absolutely regarded as terrible.

Tense Back Flower Adornment Crossbow’s launch speed was incomparably fast, Zhao Wuji did not even have time to raise his hands, Motionless Bright King Body’s defense forcefully passed through by the crossbow bolt, shooting straight for his mouth.

In a desperate situation, Zhao Wuji displayed the formidable combat experience of a Spirit Sage, not at all frantic, his teeth closed, just in time to bite Tense Back Flower Adornment Crossbow’s bolt in his mouth.

Tense Back Flower Adornment Crossbow’s force of impact was extremely tyrannical, although Zhao Wuji bit it to a stop, his teeth by the shock loosened. Simultaneously, a sweet fragrance transmitted in his mouth from the crossbow bolt, managing to immediately make his brain go dizzy a spell.

Tense Back Flower Adornment Crossbow only had one bolt, how could Tang San possibly not do the above? The crossbow bolts hollow interior, inside contained a little bit of Datura Snake venom, once the bolt entered the enemy’s body, venom would immediately inject. Although currently the crossbow bolt had not pierced Zhao Wuji’s body, Zhao Wuji’s teeth also gave it sufficient pressure effect, this mouthful of venom, also naturally unrestrained delivered to him.

“Pah!”

Zhao Wuji spat out the mouthful of crossbow bolt, simultaneously both hands warding above and swatting down, resolving Tang San’s two legged attack, currently, Tang San already squeezed before him.

“Are you a hedgehog?”

Zhao Wuji snarled. However, because of eating the mouthful of Datura Snake venom, his tongue was a little numb, speech somewhat inarticulate.

Let alone after entering Shrek Academy, even if previously when mixing in the Spirit Master realm, he also had not eaten such a loss. An ominous glint momentarily flickered in his eyes, about to flare up.

However, Tang San’s attack still had not completely concluded, at some time, in his left hand suddenly appeared a hammer, a pitch black small hammer. After Zhao Wuji blocked his legs, the left hand’s hammer smashed towards Zhao Wuji’s face.
[1] (幽冥百⽖)
[2] (不动明王⾝)
[3] (透⾻钉)
[4] 柳叶⼑、⻜蝗⽯、⾦钱镖、透⾻钉
[5] 漫天花⾬
[6] Idiom: Unable to make ends meet.

[7] (含沙射影) “Containing Powder Shooting Shadow”, but it’s also an idiom for attacking someone by innuendo.
[8] (重⼒挤压) “Gravity Squeeze” is less impressive.
[9] 7⼨ = 23.3 cm
[10] (紧背花装弩)

Chapter 20

”Still not done.”

Zhao Wuji in his heart was secretly furious, resolving to give this little hedgehog before his eyes a bit of a lesson, right hand blocking in front of his face, left hand’s palm slapping at Tang San’s chest. Of course, this palm of his did not use any amount of strength, only was because of his eating such a big loss, not once retaliating a little, his heart truly was uneasy. Of course, when this palm slapped out, he already withdrew his ten thousand year spirit ring ability Gravity Crush, or else Tang San simply would be directly crushed to death by this ability.

Pengpeng, two sounds echoed simultaneously.

Tang San’s body flew out by Zhao Wuji’s palm slap, among them one sound naturally was produced by him, body flying in the air, belching out a mouthful of blood.

His previous attack, could even be said to have exhausted his thoughts and ingenuity, exhausting his mind and internal strength, right now already was exhausted like a lamp dried up of oil, also how he endured this slap of Zhao Wuji’s. Not passing out from the shock was already pretty good.

Dai Mubai released Zhu Zhuqing on the ground, figure flashing, moving like flying to receive Tang San’s fall.

The other muffled sound belonged to Zhao Wuji. Originally he thought this only was another hidden weapon of Tang San’s, nothing more, his blocking Tang San’s hammer was that not very effortless? But, as that hammer smashed on his palm, he already felt mistaken.

That seemingly very small hammer’s power was deeply profound, even though Zhao Wuji promptly pressed his spirit power, he after all because of previously, under the double influence of Datura Snake venom and the pains over his body, his spirit power was somewhat insufficient.

The hammer smashing his palm, the palm again struck his face, blood immediately flowed from Zhao Wuji’s nose, again adding to that palm rubbing, immediately like opening a dyed cloth, his face bloomed like a great flower. The entire person a bit smashed senseless.

But that black little hammer after smashing him, quietly disappeared.

Tang San supported by Dai Mubai, again coughed up a mouthful of blood, even though his injuries were not light, if only looking at the exterior, who would not believe just now this fight was Zhao Wuji’s win.

Of course, this was not to say Zhao Wuji’s strength was not powerful. He after all was fighting with exam students, by fearing to truly injure Tang San somewhat bound hand and foot, simultaneously he also thought to have a look at what level Tang San actually reached. He was also expert in physical strength, not expert in pursuit. Again adding Tang San’s hidden weapon’s sudden nature truly was too big, also among every kind of exquisite calculations, this just let the underestimating the enemy Zhao Wuji to eat a big loss. This also counted as greatly losing face. If it was a true fight, Zhao Wuji need only directly activate his fifth spirit ring ability, and Tang San would directly have been killed by him. The difference in actual strength was after all too large.

If it only was a test, Tang San naturally would not be so desperate, but Xiao Wu’s losing consciousness aroused the bloodthirst in his heart. Again adding Zhao Wuji’s giving him enormous pressure, immediately made him erupt. Let alone the several clear-headed people here, even if it was Xiao

Wu she also had not seen Tang San’s th is day’s kind of full strength fighting appearance.

Dai Mubai looked at Zhao Wuji’s all over bloodstained face, wanting to smile but again not daring, hurriedly loudly shouting,

“Oscar, Oscar, quickly come. You have vitality.”

By means of spirit power pressing the voice, only had to be within this academy, probably nobody wouldn’t hear.

Several years later, when in the capacity of Shrek Seven Devil Boss Evil Eye White Tiger Dai Mubai already won success and recognition, was asked, among Shrek Seven Devils, who was actually the most terrible?

Dai Mubai without the slightest hesitation answered, it was Soft Bones Douluo Xiao Wu, for a very simple reason. Because she was Thousand Hands Douluo Tang San’s trigger[1]. Directly provoking Tang San might not at all be serious, but if provoking Xiao Wu and arousing Tang San’s fury. Then, terrible matters would appear, Tang San in that case no longer was Thousand Hands Douluo, but was Thousand Hands Asura.

Dai Mubai all through his life was passionately romantic, even to the extent that within Shrek Seven Devils he was jokingly known as the Unrivalled Slut, but he had never teased Xiao Wu. Because he was an intelligent man, he absolutely did not want to confront a furious Tang San. And all this, was because before him occurred this scene to remind him.

“Vitality where, vitality where?”

Oscar’s very characteristically soft voice somewhat excited came from far and near, very quickly, he appeared before everyone.

Maybe it was because he was too impatient, he even abandoned his cart, like this running over by himself.

“Little Ao, come over.”

Dai Mubai called towards him.

Oscar hurriedly ran over,

“Boss Dai, were you calling me?”

Dai Mubai nodded, saying:

“Hurry, take out several sausages. They all sustained injuries.”

Oscar was greatly happy,

“Five copper spirit coins per sausage, finally do not forget to settle accounts with me. I your father[2] have a big sausage.”

During that monstrous spirit incantation, in his hand light flashed, immediately a savory sausage appeared.

Dai Mubai signalled to Tang San with his eyes,

“Eat. Although this fellow’s words are a bit nauseating, his sausages indeed have very good effect. This is the first spirit ring added sausage, can accelerate the body’s recovery of injuries.

The sausage did not matter, but Tang San recalling that line of Oscar’s, at once could not help but have his stomach roll, hastily waving his hand,

“My injury is not serious, only am somewhat out of strength. I will be fine if resting a moment. You still let him give sausage for others to eat.”

Finished speaking, he immediately sat crosslegged upright, circulating his breath.

Tang San not eating, did not mean other people also did not eat. For instance, someone who greatly lost face.

“Oscar, come over, sausage, give me each sausage.”

Zhao Wuji’s voice was somewhat fuzzy, also it’s no wonder he would be like this, although he relying on pure spirit power to compel the poison not to spread, in a flash by the poison hitting, his tongue was still swelling.

Oscar blinked at him with those peach blossom eyes,

“Who are you, ah? How did you enter our Shrek Academy, and still know my name.”

“Scoundrel, you want to receive punishment? I am Zhao Wuji.”

From Zhao Wuji’s anger, a mouthful of air almost didn’t come up, narrowly spouted blood.

At present this loss eater shouted loudly, he currently only wanted to quickly treat the injuries on his body well, after that acting threatening before several children must not get out. Otherwise he this Motionless Bright King later would be unable to get along.

“Eh……”

Oscar very much wanted to ask Zhao Wuji how he would become like this, what Zhao Wuji’s actual strength was he could be very clear. But he very quickly saw Dai Mubai giving him a meaningful glance, as an extremely acute person, Oscar immediately withdrew the astonishment on his face, as if it had never been there, groveling coming before Zhao Wuji, handing over that sausage he took out just a moment ago, simultaneously chanting an incantation making everyone present not know whether to laugh or cry.

“I your father have a little sausage.”

Even if Oscar himself did not look so wretched, as this spirit incantation of his appeared, whether being wretched could no longer be significant..

One sausage only the size of his little finger appeared in his grasp, quickly handing it to Zhao Wuji.

Zhao Wuji also impolitely, one by one ate and swallowed the fresh sausage and cured sausage. Complexion immediately becoming much better looking.

Dai Mubai with difficulty resisting a smiling expression walked back over to Zhu Zhuqing’s side. Immediately receiving Zhu Zhuqing’s extremely chilly glance.

Zhu Zhuqing’s injuries were not light, but she clearly was using her expression to inform Dai Mubai, ‘you would dare let that vulgar Big Sausage Uncle bring over that sausage, you will definitely die’.

Dai Mubai gave a helpless gesture, shaking his head towards her,

“Be at ease. I absolutely would not make you eat that fellow’s thing. I could not bear it.”

In Zhu Zhuqing’s eyes was cold expression, closing her eyes, looking yet not looking at Dai Mubai.

Eating Oscar’s big fresh sausage and little cured sausage, Zhao Wuji’s complexion immediately looked much better, the clothes on his body had in the previous fight already become very damaged, directly he tore off a strip, wiping the dripping blood from his face.

Oscar’s big fresh sausage had a treatment effect, the little cured sausage consequently was dispelling abnormal states, these two kinds of food’s effect both were extremely practical. The paralysing feeling brought by the Datura Snake venom gradually faded, but acute pain made Zhao Wuji’s facial muscles twitch. Bowing his head to look, he discovered on his body’s skin had many swellings, twisted each and every one a walnut sized bulge, bursts of unbearable acute pain was coming from these bulges.

“Teacher Zhao, did we in the end pass or not?”

Standing to the side, among the four exam candidate’s the only one completely intact Ning Rongrong pointed behind Zhao Wuji’s back, asking towards him.

Zhao Wuji turned his head to look, his burning incense had long ago already gone out. Angrily snorting,

“Counts as you passing.”

He currently also did not want to again remain, the feeling of being looked upon as laughingstock could be uncomfortable. Turning around about to leave.

“Teacher Zhao, wait a moment.”

At this time, a somewhat weak voice rose, Zhao Wuji turned his head to look, the speaker was just now still circulating breath Tang San.

After a moment at rest, Tang San’s consciousness apparently was a bit better, with difficulty standing up from the ground.

“Little hedgehog, you still have what matter? I already passed you for the test.”

Zhao Wuji looked at this youngster before him, in his heart was both hate and affection. Although he lost to this grownup, he still managed to inflict minor injuries, the fighting potential and fighting will this child displayed, absolutely was a monster among monsters.

Tang San said:

“Teacher Zhao, I am sorry. Just now I was too impetuous. However, your actual strength to my point of view is too formidable, I had no choice but to make an all-out effort. I will help you take out the hidden weapons within the body. Otherwise, perhaps they would affect your body to some extent.

The concealed in Tang San’s fingernails ten Dragon Beard Needles were currently all on Zhao Wuji’s body, that swelling condition could not be casually resolved. For Dragon Beard Needle to take its golden natural form, although it was classified as metal, it was not capable of magnetic attraction, again adding to piercing inside the body already being twisted up. Even if it was Tang San personally putting his hand to it, still must be under conditions not long after the injuries to be capable of removing, otherwise, in a short time deeply penetrating the flesh, in that case one could only completely cut open the injuries.

Fortunately, Zhao Wuji’s Motionless Bright King Body’s defense was astonishing, when fully using Dragon Beard Needle, Tang San’s internal strength was also already somewhat insufficient, therefore, Dragon Beard Needle only injured his skin, otherwise, if Dragon Beard Needle shot into the body, that could not be able to saved.

Hearing Tang San’s words, Zhao Wuji’s complexion looking somewhat well, face also could not help but redden so, after all, he was a Spirit Sage. Confronting a still less than thirtieth ranked child, he unexpectedly ended up using his fifth spirit ring. This clearly was the old taking advantage of the young. However, this little hedgehog also truly was difficult to deal with, that attack of fantastic oddities of every description, also truly opened Zhao Wuji’s eyes.

Tang San came over before Zhao Wuji, first making certain at once on his body the locations of Dragon Beard Needles, seeing the Dragon Beard Needles for the most part were tangled under the skin, without any penetrating deeply. He also breathed out.

After fighting Zhao Wuji with all his strength, the fury in his heart already faded. He instead was more or less regretful, after all the other person was a teacher, certainly not his enemy, yet he went at it rather seriously. Of course, under those kinds of circumstances before, confronting Zhao Wuji bringing that matchless valiant pressure, not using all his strength would be impossible.

Right hand once more becoming a white jade color, his fingers lightning quick pointed on Zhao Wuji’s injuries in succession, Controlling Crane Catching Dragon energy touching the area, a golden needle point already came out from under the skin. Tang San pinched each needle point and with an effort pulled, taking out a Dragon Beard Needle.

Zhao Wuji at this certainly received hellish suffering, after Dragon Beard Needle pierced the body it immediately curled up, intertwining together with his skin and muscles, this pulling outside, actually produced pain even if it was the insensitive Motionless Bright King, on his face could not help but twitch.

After Tang San completely extracted the Dragon Beard Needles, on Zhao Wuji’s body already emitted a layer of dense steam, the whole body already covered by sweat amidst the acute pain, however he also could be considered unyielding, and unexpectedly had not uttered a groan.

Again he ate a sausage supplied by Oscar. The open injuries on Zhao Wuji’s body began to rapidly heal, the pain also reducing correspondingly.

Tang San had just now not recovered much of his internal strength and was once again exhausted, this time he did not even speak, just directly passed out, fortunately Oscar at his side, hurriedly caught him.

Zhao Wuji’s strength was formidable, on his body the injuries were all on the surface. Under the use of Oscar’s fresh sausage and dried sausage, in a moment’s work he already recovered ninety percent.

Looking at the unconscious Tang San in Oscar’s arms, Zhao Wuji’s brows wrinkled minutely, saying:

“Mubai, you are in charge of getting these four new students settled. Tomorrow the term starts. You must not move the hidden weapons this Tang San littered all over, some are poisoned, wait until he wakes up and let him gather them himself.”

Leaving behind these sentences, Zhao Wuji at this just turned and left.

Following Zhao Wuji walking in the distance with his eyes, Oscar supporting Tang San reached Dai Mubai’s side, letting Tang San also lean to the side. Looking at Tang San, again looking at the not lightly wounded Zhu Zhuqing and on the other side the unconscious Xiao Wu in Ning Rongrong’s arms. Could not help but say:

“What’s going on with teacher Zhao today? Menstruation came[3]?
What’s he up to making life difficult for a few freshmen?”

Dai Mubai unhappily said:

“Can you speak a bit louder, let teacher Zhao hear you better. Right now I reckon he is holding back a bellyful of fire, just don’t know who he will find to vent on. Menstruation? I see you’re menstruating. Thirty days a month. Approximately still can rest one day, barring February, still must lack two days.”

Oscar somewhat resentfully said:

“Don’t say it so lewdly all right, there are still girls present.”

“Get lost, you have your Big Sausage Uncle place, can you still lack lewdness? We’ll first settle down these few and then speak again.”

While speaking, Dai Mubai stood up with Zhu Zhuqing from the ground, regarding Zhu Zhuqing’s ice-cold murderous gaze, he seemed to basically just not see it.

Oscar looked at Dai Mubai, again looked on the other side at Ning Rongrong, whispering,

“Why are you holding those beautiful girls, while I’m carrying a guy?”

Dai Mubai’s evil eyes swept across,

“This is a question of character.”

When Tang San awoke from his sleep, outside the sky was already gradually darkening, somewhat drowsily opening his eyes, he discovered he was lying in a wooden house.

The room was not big, about than ten or more square metres, apart from the bed he was lying on, to the side was still another bed. Oscar sat on it, muttering something unknown to himself.

“Where is this?”

Tang San’s voice was a bit hoarse, within his body continuously had an empty feeling.

Oscar saw him awake,

“This is our dorm, hereafter it’s you and me together. You’re called Tang San, right. Today you were truly awesome, even a fierce person like that teacher Zhao ate a loss from you.”

Oscar’s peach blossom eyes blinked, looking at Tang San, in his eyes clearly expressing an excited light.

“Xiao Wu? How is she?”

This was Tang San’s most important question. Oscar said:
“Be at ease. She’s all right. She and that beautiful Ning Rongrong live together. Should recover from sleeping for a night. That Seven Treasures Glaze Tile School’s Ning Rongrong is truly beautiful.”

Speaking, he still swallowed saliva. Peach blossom eyes shining repeatedly.

Tang San propped himself up to sit, after consuming a great amount of internal strength he most feared relaxing, if he did not promptly recover, it was very possibly could lower his cultivation.

“Hey, Tang San. From now on we are roommates. How about first getting to know each other? My self-introduction. This one is Oscar[4], twenty ninth ranked Tool Spirit Master, Spirit: Sausage. Nicknamed Sausage Monopoly. You can call me Sausage Monopoly Oscar. You can also directly call me little Ao.”

Tang San smiled, saying:

“It’s not Big Sausage Uncle then?”

“Pei, pei,[5] what big sausage uncle. Tomorrow I shave my beard. Let you have a look at my handsomely natural, outstandingly elegant, refined wind side. The Academy got several pretty juniors, I can’t again be so

dejected. Dai Mubai that fellow clearly fancies that ice cube beautiful woman, Xiao Wu is yours. Then I also only can only make an effort with that difficult to pursue Ning Rongrong.”

“Me and Xiao Wu are only friends.”

Tang San frowned, Oscar’s speaking pattern more or less suited him. Oscar smiled vulgarly, saying:
“Come on, don’t pretend. We’re both men, who doesn’t understand who, ah. Didn’t expect, you at such young age, unexpectedly picked up a beautiful young lady. You a lone man and lone woman coming all the way to the Academy, what can’t have happened? Boss Dai said, exactly because Xiao Wu was injured you just went at Zhao Wuji like it was your life. You say you are only friends, who will believe it? Be at ease, I little Ao am very principled, what is called ‘friend’s wife is impolite’, eh, no, it’s ‘should not covet your friend’s wife’[6]. I absolutely will not have notions regarding your Xiao Wu.”

Seeing the strange light continuously in Oscar’s peach blossom eyes, Tang San was speechless. He also didn’t feel like explaining anything again, directly entering cultivation state, beginning his internal strength recovery.

In the dead of night, the entire Shrek Academy was completely quiet. In the day’s exam, just like what Dai Mubai anticipated, besides Tang San’s four, there was not one exam candidate that could pass the third test. And this still was several years since, the most students Shrek Academy accepted in one year.

Zhao Wuji as deputy chairman, naturally had his own residence, and was right now alone within a room somewhat sulky.

He already changed into clean clothes, the wounds on his body had also healed, those minor injuries naturally could not be regarded as anything, but the blow to his mental state could not be small.

How could he have expected, he originally only was scratching an intention to exercise his body, yet greatly lost face. If it was before, he would not even have thought about it, Tang San would immediately have died by his hand. But right now their position was different, he was an Academy teacher, Tang San was a student. He could only swallow this smothering air.

Simultaneously, he also greatly appreciated Tang San, from seeing his talent this Tang San would be more powerful than even to Dai Mubai. Only his Spirit was innately somewhat weak, otherwise, maybe in the future he would be an exceptional power.

Right hand making a fist, hitting his left palm, Zhao Wuji said with a helpless sigh:

“Counts as my bad luck. Why did I encounter this little hedgehog, apparently, hereafter I still must properly instruct him. Uncut jade won’t make a tool.”

Speaking the last line, Zhao Wuji couldn’t help but display a somewhat vicious smile.

“Zhao Wuji.”

While Zhao Wuji thought about how to properly drill Tang San in the future, a suddenly appearing voice made the smile on his face freeze in a moment.

One must know, he was a seventy sixth ranked Spirit Sage, in the entire Douluo Continent Spirit Master realm, all high level existences, with spirit power already formidable were able to form around their bodies a fantastic qi, able to clearly discover the sound of tree leaves floating down within a radius of a hundred metres of his body. But right now, he had not at all sensed someone around him, and this voice even more was stabbing into his ear, sounding like it was spoken next to his ear. This kind of strength

already made Zhao Wuji greatly alert, he did not at all recognize this voice, but he could be certain, the visitor’s strength was in no way beneath his.

“Who?”

Fiercely springing up, in Zhao Wuji’s eyes released a cold light. Originally in the Spirit Master realm his reputation was not too good, enemies not few. These years hiding within Shrek Academy had been tranquil, he had not expected this suddenly appearing powerful opponent.

“Come out.”

A wisp of faintly discernable qi locked on Zhao Wuji’s body.

Zhao Wuji without the slightest hesitation pierced through the window shutters, arriving outside. Spirit power abruptly elevated to the peak, cautious and solemnly on guard, simultaneously searching around him for activity.

Who was Zhao Wuji? Motionless Bright King originally also murdered countless sons, being provoked by an unknown opponent like this, adding to the day’s depressed stuffy air on his mind, immediately made his rage bubble up. Underfoot using strength, pulling towards that qi at high speed. In a moment’s work he already reached Shrek Academy’s edge, arriving in a grove outside. That trace of qi also finally faded away here.

“Come out. I know you’re here.”

Zhao Wuji’s deep voice shouted loudly. Simultaneously, he immediately completed his Spirit Body Enhancement, seven spirit rings rhythmically revolving up and down around his body, flickering with dazzlingly beautiful light, especially those three black ten thousand year spirit rings, looking even more astonishingly abstruse.

A black silhouette unhurriedly walked out from behind the trunk of a big tree. This person’s whole body was shrouded in black clothes, even to the extent that the head had a black covering, from the exterior appearance, one could only see he was a large man.

“Who are you?”

Zhao Wuji coldly shouted, having completed Spirit Vigorous Vajra Bear Transformation, his whole body released a coarse and wild atmosphere, not anger from power.

The black clad man did not directly answer his words, only coolly said:

“At this minor place meeting the Motionless Bright King, I am only thinking to exchange pointers with you. Quite a while without exercising the body.”

While speaking, the black clad man slowly raised his right hand. Immediately, a black light condensed in his hand, transforming into a huge tool, at the same time, a whole nine spirit rings quietly appeared on his body. Two yellow, two purple, five black. Nine spirit rings not at all like Zhao Wuji’s moving with that kind of rhythm, but were distinctly calmly still on the black clad man’s body, completely enveloping his body within. Nine spirit rings were an extremely terrible existence, especially his that last spirit ring, within the black faintly penetrated red.

If Grandmaster was here, he certainly would see, while it equally was ten thousand spirit ring, the disparity was still huge. For instance, a cultivating for ten thousand years spirit beast’s spirit ring with a cultivating for ninety thousand years spirit beast’s spirit ring, how they possibly still be alike. That rosy within black color, represented that spirit ring had attained at least the ninety thousand year level.

Seeing the black clad man before him release nine spirit rings, Zhao Wuji felt like he was splashed with cool water, whole body shivering. As a Spirit Sage level Spirit Master, he understood the disparity between higher level Spirit Masters. Reaching sixtieth rank or higher, let alone the gap between one stage, even if it was only one rank’s difference, the strength had a certain difference. On the surface it would appear, he should have a hap of about twenty ranks with the black clad man before him, but he was very clear on, the gap between him and this black clad man, it was bigger than even compared to the gap between him and Tang San.

“Title Douluo.”

With difficulty spitting out these two words, Zhao Wuji’s Motionless Bright King Body somewhat trembled, if speaking of him as a high level existence among Spirit Master, then Title Douluo was an apex existence among Spirit Masters.

The previous words’ aggressiveness were like blown off the face of the earth, Zhao Wuji hurriedly stooped in salute,

“May one ask who visiting Senior might be. Please do not play a joke on this one[7]. How could I join in exchanging pointers with You.”

The black clad man coolly said:

“What joining or not. When you today was bullying those several children was it not also done very well? I discovered, bullying people apparently feels pretty good. Let me also bully you. Of course, you can consider me like this as the strong mistreating the weak.”

Without emitting any atmosphere of strength, the black clad man’s hands grasped that immense implement, walking step by step towards Zhao Wuji.

Zhao Wuji’s mind worked like lightning. On the Continent, Title Douluo could be counted on the fingers, and each one was of a famous family, this Title Douluo before him clearly had a Tool Spirit, Tool Spirit cultivating to Title Douluo level were even fewer, in the end who was he?

Suddenly, the black clad man at a ten metre distance from Zhao Wuji stopped his steps,

“Since coming, at once come out. One or two, still there is no difference, right?”

With a flicker, at Zhao Wuji’s side suddenly stood a person. When this person appeared, Zhao Wuji’s expression immediately relaxed a bit,

“Boss, this Senior……”

The new arrival waved his hand to Zhao Wuji, indicating he must not open his mouth. Confronting the intangible pressure, the arrival had no choice but to release his spirit.

A pair of huge wings stretched open from his back, the whole body covered by a layer of feathers, pupils standing upright in a pair of orange yellow eyes, seven spirit rings appearing with colors like Zhao Wuji’s, rhythmically revolving up and down his body.

“One greets His Eminence Hao Tian[8].”

This person was not only without any intent to fight, but on the contrary respectfully saluted the black clad person.

Zhao Wuji drew in a sharp breath, hearing his comrade’s words, he at last knew who this person before him was. His heart contracting, Heavens, at what time had he committed an offense against this terrifying fellow. This person before him, could be regarded as the Spirit Master realm’s number one strongest power Title Douluo. Direction of spirit’s development completely the same as his, but comparing his own power with his, he was only the light of a firefly.

The black clad man coldly said:

“You need not be over-courteous, I have come looking for trouble. Cats Eagle Spirit, seventy eighth rank, worthy of originally being known as Golden Iron Triangle’s Lord of Battle Flender[9]. This Shrek Academy should be yours.”

Flender nodded, saying:

“Yes, Your Eminence. I am unaware of in what respect Zhao Wuji committed an offense against the Lord[10] Eminence. Is it possible to somewhat let me save face.”

The black clad man coldly said:

“Less nonsense, stand aside. Otherwise I will break you together. Zhao Wuji, I give you this opportunity, I won’t use my spirit. If you can persevere against me for one stick of incense of time, I will not say more and leave immediately. Otherwise, you must stand in for me to handle a matter.”

Zhao Wuji said with a bitter smile:

“Lord Eminence Hao Tian, I truly do not understand where I have offended you. Perhaps You could first tell me clearly.”

His meaning was very clear, ‘even if dying still must let me die understanding’.

But at Zhao Wuji’s side Flender without any spirit of loyalty immediately got out of the way to the side, clearly not intending to care about Zhao Wuji again.

The black clad man coldly snorted,

“Still need me to say it? Beating the young, the old naturally must come to recover justice. This is a matter of heaven’s law and earth’s principle. Get to it.”

The immense implement in the black clad man’s hands along with the nine spirit rings on his body simultaneously faded away, but in a moment, he had already arrived before Zhao Wuji.

Peng peng, hong hong, ah——[11]

The sound of impacts, sound of air strength surging, muffled groans, blood-curdling screams, right now those sounds were concealed by the grove.

To the side the two-winged Flender could not help but cover his eyes and tilt his head, not having the heart to look again.

Basically there was no need to light a stick of incense, the entire fight was already finished between ten breaths.

The black clad man stood holding his hands, seeming as if nothing had happened, not even a trace of creasing had appeared on his black clothes. But the pitiful Zhao Wuji right now lay on his stomach on the ground, his head swollen round, two eyes even more became black. The corners of his mouth dark red with blood, he lay on the ground gasping big mouthfuls of breath.

“Zhao Wuji, do you understand?”

The black clad man coolly said.

Flender just now dared to come over, supporting Zhao Wuji up off the ground, what was beyond expectation was, Zhao Wuji’s face was full of gratitude,

“Many thanks for the directions Your Eminence Hao Tian.”

The black clad man nodded to the pair, lips humming, in a low voice speaking several sentences.

Zhao Wuji and Flender simultaneously nodded, their faces showing earnest expressions.

“Those just now, is considered to be your compensation. I’ll trouble you hereafter.”

The black clad man’s voice was no longer cold, but still very calm. Behind the black clad man’s mask, his pair of hidden eyes revealed a faint warmth. Finished speaking these last words, figure flickering, he already quietly disappeared.

Zhao Wuji stood there with Flender the two people for a long time did not move, his body also must be supported on Flender’s arm to be able to stand stably.

“Flender, you this fellow are truly without loyalty. Other people ask you to stand aside and you at once stand aside? Were it not for His Lordship

Eminence not having any evil intention. Perhaps my dead body would have cooled.”

Zhao Wuji grumbled.

Currently, the two men’s spirits had both been withdrawn, standing at Zhao Wuji’s side was a large old man, regarding his words, slightly lisping. If Tang San and Xiao Wu were here, they certainly would recognize, this old man was from that day they spent two hundred gold spirit coins to buy the hair crystal, exactly that deceitful business proprietor.

Flender snappily said:

“What do you understand. If he truly had evil intentions, just adding me alone, don’t tell me we at once would not have died? Have you not heard of his martial reputation? Including the Pope and all people that dare fight, he would abstain from what? He just now already said, if he won he let you take his place to handle a matter, so naturally he would not truly injure you. Otherwise how would you substitute for him to handle that matter? You do not understand this. Only, I just didn’t expect he actually was……”

Zhao Wuji said with a wry smile:

“How could I be unable to tell your reason, you did not want to infuriate him. Only, after me being beaten this wretchedly, won’t you let me grumble a few words? However, his power actually is too terrifying. Even without being under Spirit Body Enhancement, I was still by far not a match. I see, his spirit power perhaps already surpassed ninety fifth rank. The distance to the Doutian hundredth rank is already quite close. Maybe on all the Continent, there still would not be even a few people able to contend with him.”

Flender said:

“What part of Title Douluo is also good to provoke? This time you still count as fortunate. Walk, we’ll return. Although you are a bit wretched

today, able to obtain his directions, with a similar type spirit power, to you the benefits are still very big.”

The night was already deep, within were Shrek Academy’s students, who also did not know this seeming tranquil night already held such events. As for Zhao Wuji being beaten to a pig face, this time he could not be able to recover so quickly.

[1] (逆鳞) Actually “opposing scale”, as in rubbing someone the wrong way, which doesn’t have a good noun in English.

[2] He refers to himself as (⽼⼦), an excessively arrogant way to refer to oneself. Something like “I’m your daddy” baked into a formal personal pronoun.

[3] Alternatively “Great aunt came”, but this probably refers to the slang interpretation.

[4] He’s using a very humble form to refer to himself.

[5] (呸) Spitting sounds.

[6] He’s quoting an idiom (朋友妻不可欺), but first accidentally says (所谓朋友妻不客⽓) which is pronounced almost exactly the same - ending with bùkèqì instead of bùkěqī.

[7] He’s using a subservient form of referring to himself.

[8] Hao Tian Mianxia ( 昊 天 冕 下 ) The name is literally read as “Boundless Heaven”, the suffix ( 冕 下 ) is a theocratic appellation of worship/respect and it seemed Eminence was an appropriate analogue.

[9] ( ⻩⾦铁三⾓中主战的弗兰德) It could also be “Flender of the Golden Iron Triangle Lords of Battle”. Feel free to make better sense of this.

[10] Daren ( ⼤⼈) Literally “Great Person”, a title of respect towards one’s superiors. They’re basically stacking terms of respect by now.

[11] Onomatopoeia for slamming, exploding and screaming sounds.

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