hacked at Ninth's spear in an instant, then pierced his Dantian.
in a daze. That was where his Nirvana Fire was stored. If the fire burned, he
Yet now he
felt Chen Ming's blow pierced it. The fire was out. He was no longer undying.
burned with rage and blood trickled from his mouth. Even robed of his undying
body, fear never seemed to seize him.
retaliated with a fist at Chen Ming's shoulder, staggering him as he roared,
"Sun God's Brilliance!"
entered her carriage when she heard his cry. He saw Ninth unable to recover and
was fighting with everything he got.
triggered Ninth Crown Prince's action?
A golden glow
flashed from Ninth's hand as he released it on Chen Ming. The Sun God's
Brilliance pierced Chen Ming's Allheaven Stellar Array's barrier. It cracked
like glass and flew straight at him.
Chen Ming eyed
it, With Sun God's Brilliance's speed, I can't dodge.
couldn't dodge, they had to attack.
He gripped Two
Year Cicada two-handed as stars gathered within. He struck.
I was his
united saber against one of the ten grand immortal arts, Sun God's Brilliance!
With a loud
sound, as if a sun craked open next to Chen Ming, the earth melted and left a
crater hundred zhangs around him.
In the endless
sunlight, nothing could be seen.
cultivators witnessed Sun God's Brilliance's power. Such a move would kill a
Celestial Immortal, not to mention an Earth Immortal.
Star Dragon Crown Prince?"
one of the ten grand immortal arts?"
middle of the burning sun, Chen Ming walked out covered in scars and released
black smoke from his mouth as he cursed, "Blast it, it hurts!"
He knew he was
looked for his opponent, only to find surrounded by Heavenly Court's team as
they pulled back.
laughed, "Yeah, you better run..."
knew this was his win. Star Dragon Crown Prince proved he was a living legend!
Ninth lifted fiends spirits, "Star Dragon Crown Prince won!"
Court's Ninth Crown Prince is beneath our prince!"
Dragon Crown Prince is matchless."
watched him whit a deep look, "He defeated Ninth Crown Prince..."
Crown Prince said, "It can be said he's on par with us."
Shengxiao's gaze was complicated, unknown as to what she was plotting.
Chen Ming won
yet was a wreck. He couldn't fight even one, least of all nine.
Truth be told,
surrounded by all geniuses was a scene worthy of a great boss!
Before a true
boss' performance, all had to feel fear and dread. He would never be defeated
in duels and only surrounded would he fall.
made the great boss miserable, but one thing was certain, a grand boss' power
was to be feared.
Just that I
am not quite there yet.
He knew he
couldn't stay here for long and left as he took a recovery pill. The good thing
was no one made it hard for him since they needed to kill the offender.
returned to Vitality Burning Constellation and focused on recovery. He also
began to think of how to pass the Untold Tribulation.
was incomparable with the Heavenly Tribulation.
First was the
His train of
thoughts led him thinking that killing a genius in an instant would cower the
rest. At the least, he'd still need to face the danger of one of the ten grand
To face one
his body had to be incredibly resilient or use a move to counter it.
discarded the first from the start. Hardship cultivation was of no use to him.
Since it could only go as far as Dao Comprehending realm and neither had he
Zhuo Qingyao's 81 meridians.
Comprehending realm hardship cultivation was less than a percent of Sky
He was left
with the second option.
He had one
problem to solve in this case. Training in one of the ten grand immortal arts
was close to impossible to him.
first-hand knowledge of how much spiritual power it used up and if he used it,
he'd be wrung dry. Forget about recovery arts, he wasn't Ling Xian. It wasn't
like he could use Conquering Immortals Art like no tomorrow. Ling Xian relied
on Dao Bones Aura and Dao Body Aura to absorb spiritual energy and refine it in
I rely on the
number of Dao Palaces. My spiritual power is greater than other thanks to that
and can make up for the difference between spiritual power and immortal power
with the King Slayer Aura.
But it could
only get him so far.
Even if he got
his hands on one of the great ten and could release it 2-3 times, it wouldn't
change anything. I'll still need to kill ten Ninth Crown Princes to
make it count.
Even if he
cowered the rest with Ninth's death, god knew how wretched his tribulation was.
Mortal Tribulation followed Heavenly Tribulation of course.
Chen Ming was
a cautious man. Knowing one's gonna die and still went for it, well that was
plain stupid. He needed a particular move, one that didn't put much stress on
spiritual power usage and yet had the power to back it up.
Chen Ming saw
the vegetation around him wilting. The sudden wild environment around him gave
him an idea. Land of Eternal Rest has a nice ring to it.
He didn't need
Two Year Cicada but a Four Year Cicada, even five. And he also needed to turn
this speed into an attack.
Chen Ming felt
his insight in Time Dao was skin deep. Its secrets were unimaginable once one
ventured deeper. The mysticism of all was how little spiritual power it needed.
laughed at the Sacred Mountain, "Don't you worry, the grand boss you've
all been waiting for will soon arrive."
walking closer to Destiny Star.
A week later
found him setting foot on that star. He looked at the Star Chart then at a huge
tree in the distance, "This is the place, and that must be the legendary
So this is
the Land of Eternal Rest.
towards the Red Toon. It looked close yet oh so far. It took him no less than
half a year to reach it. The star itself was gigantic!
In fact, Azure
Dragon Star, Heavenly Court's Big Dipper and Destiny Star were close in size.
Yet why, you'd
ask, the travel speed on them was so fast? Simple really, because of
Star was barren of cultivators and animals.
proved to show how large Red Toon was.
the fantastic mahogany. It was the only tree immune to the erratic flow of
time. Eons passed yet the majestic tree remained tall.
instinct led him to think of the Trees of Martyrs. It can
be such a tree, just that it's too bizarre.
And yet he
hadn't even found its effect.
Like his and
the four Great Immortal Domains' trees, each had a mystical effect. Yet the Red
Toon in front of him didn't seem to.
His mind ran a
mile a minute. The only Trees of Martyrs he saw were in the fourth stage.
With such a
tree, the Domains established a long-lasting empire, supporting their future
for generations to come. And that was just the fourth stage. His instinct
screamed at him the Red Toon was in the fifth stage.
The Tree of
Martyrs grew in power beyond the cicada race's control, throwing the time in
chaos. This was the cause of their extinction.
countless vestiges on his journey. Some were even strange to him, made from foreign
refining methods. They were once buildings!
He could guess
as to why everything was refined. It was to build a flying city.
In the ancient
history of the Destiny Star lived a cultivating civilization who ended up lost
in the ebb of time, all because of this tree.
approached it, Chen Ming noticed the leaves were as big as an island.
beneath the tree, observing the land rich in ancient remnants, rotten under the
endless passing of eons. The entire place went through countless changes making
it impossible to know how it used to be.
recalled how the Land of Eternal Rest was beneath Red Toon. But where's
Whit how big
it was who knew where the entrance was.
based on my calculations, Red Toon is an ancient cultivator civilization's Tree
of Martyrs. They must have tampered the tree so there's no need to go around it
to look for the Land of Eternal Rest.
There had to
be plenty of entrances.
A sudden cry
reached his ears, "Help!"
turned towards its direction, That's a sign of life. There's a survivor?
towards it and found a child stuck under a dead tree.
watched the fruit he was holding with shock; it didn't rot.
The child too
could fight against the chaotic time.
He could guess
what happened. The child took advantage of the time the tree matured and
climbed it for the fruit. When the time withered the tree, it fell and trapped
gaunt child, Chen Ming felt sympathy. Since his children, Pei, that's
not it! his disciples weren't few. He helped remove the dead tree.
The child was
courteous, "Thank you, uncle."
getting up but his leg was broken.
crouched next to the bloody leg and spoke softly, "Don't move. I will heal
Illustrious Casket and covered the child's leg with his spiritual power,
healing it in no time at all.
The child was
a mortal, and this was a simple task for Chen Ming.
He found with
shock that auras enveloped him. And these auras were outrageous in power!
'Last Cicada Aura
Ages ago, the cicada race ruled the Galaxy, then calamity struck. They breached
the doors of Time and overcome this ordeal, becoming their undoing. When all
hope was lost, luck intervened and a single cicada survived. Being the sole
survivor of his kind, this worked to strengthen him.
Against Adversity Aura
So what if you're strong? So what if you're unbeatable? So what if you flip the
heavens? So what if you lift the earth? Strength against adversity is the
intrinsic quality of the strong! The strong never fear anyone!
the moment the fight begins, strength rises with time.
perhaps out of carelessness, or ignorance, time overlooked him.
certain chance to be overlooked by awareness.
As a race that once ruled the Galaxy eons ago, the fate at the Emperor title
rests solely on him.
In Chen Ming's
heart, Oh my f*cking god!
He is a complete
and utter monster!
fact that freaky Strength Against Adversity Aura changes in mid-battle, the
Imperial Right Aura just screams at you he's outstanding!
The meaning of
strength against adversity was quite simple, it was a Main Character that was
no match for the villain yet grew as he fought and killed the baddie in the
outstanding(2), it was way easier. It was safe to say this kid was a Main
Character. He could make all those officials in power bow before him!
it is a Chinese mahogany from a fable, one that
lived for eight thousand years.
it has a double meaning in Chinese. One is
outstanding and the second that his poise is that of an MC in web novels.
fellow was but a three-year-old boy.
Chen Ming rose
with a smile, "What's your name?"
"Me, I'm Chen Ming."
asked, "Uncle, where's mom and dad? Where are the others? Why can't I see
any of them ever since I woke up?"
Imperial Right Aura interfered and judged you. Because of your King Slayer
Aura, Imperial Right Aura's judgment is void."
How could the
Imperial Right Aura ever affect King Slayer Aura?
said, "They're all gone. I do not know what happened. We are the same, you
and I. We awoke after countless eons in an alien world."
Luo Muye said,
"Does that mean we're the only cicada left?"
nodded solemnly, "Yes, us alone."
Luo Muye was
stunned and balled up on the ground in tears.
dad said a great disaster was coming, that everything will be destroyed. And
now the cicada race is gone."
my fault... I'm so useless..."
kid was miserable, being the only survivor of a race that ruled the Galaxy,
with friends and family gone, Chen Ming couldn't quell a feeling of
ridicule. Is this a Main Character's so-called logic?
three-year-old, just what could you have done in the first place?
How did it
end up being your fault?
Characters just loved to pile so-called responsibilities on their shoulders,
regardless if it was related to them or not. They would use these duties to
march ever forward.
of yourself Immortal Master Chen, Yan Mountain Mountain Lord? You're but a
child, of course your useless...
But he liked
spoke, "Yes, it's all on you, a three-year-old child. You should have
fought at the time and let the enemy reap another child's head."
snapped, "That's not it!"
it, what can you do?"
froze, Yeah, what can I do?
Chen Ming went
on, "In truth, this is the dark world's cruelty. And you should take heed
and learn from the hardships of the living. As such, there is no need for you
to bear such responsibility."
continued, "Let's go to the Land of Eternal Rest."
turned to him. Maybe because he believed Chen Ming to be a cicada that he
trusted him. He was but a child, the last of the cicada race. Who then could he
rely on if not the apparent cicada race expert
A child could
do what only I child could.
Chen Ming was
walking and Luo Muye ran to block his path, "What's the big idea?"
that's the wrong way."
eyelid twitched ever so faintly. I don't know it in the first place.
The child does seem to know things.
He was a
cicada, part of a race that ruled the Galaxy. Such a clever brat had to be the
type that spoke at birth, a veritable bundle of joy.
gestured and the five-colored cloud rose beneath him, "Get on."
pointed out the way and Chen Ming arrived at the entrance to the Land of
Eternal Rest. He heard chirping and since he learned the cicada language a long
time ago, he could understand it.
has been laid to rest. All in this world entered eternal sleep, be it you, be
A tunnel led
further in, one that looked as if it was made yesterday, likely because of the
frozen time in the moment of cicada's extinction.
the walls and found arrays echoing with chirping which told Chen Ming of the
path to take.
laughed, Wow, that's a neat trick. None but cicada can enter.
One wrong step
and you'd wiped off this world.
walked under their guidance for ten li and came upon a gate. The gate separated
like a pair of cicada wings and he came down from the cloud. Luo Muye skipped
ahead of him; no danger here.
cicada fell under Red Toon's power and the bark around us tells we're under it.
followed the empty path, when Luo Muye said, "There's nothing around, just
followed him for a while until he arrived at an armor. It had saber marks, like
those from Two Year Cicada. Yet he knew this armor, it was Jade Lake's from
said, "Brat, have you heard of Jade Lake?"
Lake? Jade Lake's head was one of our four' Great Kingdoms' commanders.
is in on this.
touched the armor, only to crumble to dust. It had been far too long.
Jade Lake rose
against the cicada race. An outline of a picture formed in his mind. Just as
the disaster befell them, they were forced to rise Red Toon to the fifth stage
and with its power, they vanquished a catastrophe. However, they lost control
of Red Toon and backfired; this was also the moment the four Great Kingdoms
rose their banners against their ruler which led to today's Great Immortal
Chen Ming held
Luo Muye's hand as they walked further. He saw a mural on the wall, depicting
him and the child holding hands.
stunned. It was their spitting image, down to the last detail. Luo Muye was
startled, "How strange! This image is of me and uncle!"
looked further to see a dozen more, yet just when he was about to catch a
glimpse of their contents, they decayed into nothing.
knew, Future is undecipherable and only the present is known.
walked before the doors of a hall when Luo Muye said, "There are many
slender black sabers inside. As I was too small then, they never let me in."
pushed the door open and the dust seeped in from outside. He felt as if he
opened an array.
explained, "This hall contains our secret array. If the door is closed,
everything inside grows to a halt. If it's open, it will return to normal."
Chen Ming saw
countless black sabers at the sides.
He picked one
up, a Two Year Cicada.
forward for ten li, surrounded by black sabers. Chen Ming picked another, Three
blades must lay further in.
If I give
them to my disciples and to Duan Shou to instruct the most powerful assassins,
their power will reach impressive heights.
But how can
I make it so those blokes can use these?
told him the cicada would soon tell him.
himself trained in the Instant Dao Seed and could just have his people change
to cicada's cultivation method.
They'd use the
blades like this.
glee was, however, regarding whether cicada's cultivation method was for
hardship cultivator or spiritual cultivator. As everyone knew, these paths
could be treaded at the same time. Just take Li Suyi. This bloke was a dual
As to why,
Chen Ming who was a disciple-conning Master, didn't give him a too good a
cultivation method. His hardship cultivation could neither beat Zhuo Qingyao,
nor could his spiritual cultivator defeat Ling Xian. As such, the kid went for
double cultivation. Adding to this his talent on the demonic path, and Heart
Enlightenment Fruit's effect, it took him on further along this entwined and
when Chen Ming cultivated the Instant Dao Seed, this was a dual cultivation
method. It could train the body at the same time and use the extra speed of
these black blades, turning one into the strongest hardship cultivator this world
had ever seen!
In a fight
between hardship cultivator and spiritual cultivator, if the first got close,
it was tantamount to the death of the later. But if you were to add the speed
of the black saber, he'd be a monster.
beasts on the Desolate Star would dry up at some point, though they could still
be considered his main force for now. However, to pit them against the four
Great Immortal Domains would be possible if the Desolate Star had a
beast-matching Tree of Martyrs.
speaking, this was impossible as the cicada race's Red Toon went out of their
control because it grew to the fifth stage. If even cicada with their special
traits fell, there was no need to mention other cultivators.
With Red Toon
unhinged, he didn't need to think regarding the one on the Desolate Star.
If only Zhuo
Qingyao could cultivate the Instant Dao Seed, she'd be stronger than ever.
It's so sad
her body is weird, blocking her from taking the spiritual path...
heard a gurgling and looked to see Luo Muye hungry.
He took out
some food and ate together before walking ahead. Going for five lis, he met
with Five Year Cicada, six, and then seven.
they were the lesser their number and it was also around this time Chen Ming
reached the end. An intact body was up ahead, holding a meter-long slender
blade with an eight-inch hilt.
designs covered its length and the handle even had them in golden.
holding the blade had his eyes fixed on Chen Ming.
His body wore
hemp clothes, and despite old, it was clear to tell he was a strong man in his
approached, eyes on the blade, My, what an eye-catching weapon. The
blade traced a perfect arc, glinting with coldness.
steeped to make a bow, "Greetings Emperor Qin Qiu!"(1)
ignored it. As a king slayer, he bowed to no one. He reached for hilt to take
it out of the Emperor's hand.
Truth be told,
the black blade's killing move complemented an array's pressure. It was Chen
Ming's most suited battle art.
He wanted it!
pulled, yet found Emperor Qin Qiu's grip was a vise, not budging an inch.
Nine Year Cicada is assessing. Due to King Slayer Aura, the assessment is
terminated. Judging... due to possessing the Instant Dao Seed it reached 20%.
Due to having Altruist Aura, King Slayer Aura's assessment is reevaluated. King
Slayer Aura's assessment is reinstated. Judging reached 100%, you earned Nine
Year Cicada's approval."
obtained the soul weapon Nine Year Cicada."
Qiu loosened his grip and Chen Ming took the blade.
He just stared
at it in his hands. This is a first, who knew Altruist Aura had such
must be on the righteous side, and instead of doing like Heavenly Wolf Bow, it
voided King Slayer Aura's assessment. Then came Altruist Aura to the
rescue and saved his image in Nine Year Cicada's eyes.
It came to the
conclusion he was a nice guy, killing only tyrants and all.
It fits. I
always seem to kill despots.
He went and
fiddled at Emperor's waist, if not for other reason than for its belt, who
carried Nine Year Cicada's sheath.
As he put it
on, he found a pair of cicada wings on it and chains decorating it. Nine Year
Cicada's scabbard was at the back. He gripped it and sheathed the blade.
With his left
resting on the hilt, I say, I strike quite the handsome pose.
worn at the back were usually for the backhanded style. They were drawn very
fast, with an even quicker attack, saving time in launching deadly moves.
As for the backhanded
style and the righthanded style, their difference laid in the grip. With the
left on the handle and the body straight, lead to the righthanded style, the
edge facing the enemy. In case of the backhanded style, the edge faced the
style was known as the fast blade, quick to move in for an attack.
Lit. spring and autumn which has multiple
meanings. It can be the seasons, annals, a person's age, or even a particular
period in Chinese history.
Its cicada is two pointed sword like in shaolin movie? Or like a usual saber?
speed-based weapon like Nine Year Cicada, it only fit the backhanded style.
To top it all
off, it was a soul weapon!
Since he had
its approval, he knew of its characteristics.
1. Quick and
2. Hard and
nine times speed amplification.
effect was obvious. When it killed, the man would have no way of becoming an
eternal Martyr, swallowed whole by the Nine Year Cicada.
a Martyr was eternal with soul weapons as their sole weakness.
cursed inside, Simply cruel.
effect was also plainly obvious. Just how Chen Ming's ex-blade had twofold
speed, this one was just far faster and sharper.
were strong yet Chen Ming's level wasn't enough to use them to their potential.
didn't think Chen Ming's act tarnished Emperor Qin Qiu. Weren't they the only
survivors? Was he to let an outsider take it?
leaned on relying on Chen Ming. He was but a child and Chen Ming was the only
adult. He was meant to live under his wing.
blade fits uncle's celestial warrior look!"
Chen Ming took
a long look at him, What dark truth are those words hiding? "Anyone
can see they are fake. Don't say them again."
nodded meekly, "Uh, yes uncle."
He needed to
get cicada's good stuff back home and expand Yan Mountain's power. However,
they all belonged to the kid and Chen Ming wasn't a petty senior, but a man of
upstanding morals and ethics. How could the peace-loving Yan Mountain Mountain
Lord possibly do such a despicable act?
auras were not bad at all. If he could con him into the fold, then it'd be a
done deal. How could his filial disciple ever conceive the thought his Master
would take his things by force?
said, "With us as the only survivors, we can only look after each other.
As of now, you will come with me."
nodded, "Yes, uncle."
didn't put the cart before the horse and spoke of apprenticeship. He wasn't in
the habit of taking initiative in getting disciples, it was they who wailed
before him in tears and snot to take them. This rule was set in stone.
said, "You're still too young. Wait for a bit and I'll give you a knife.
You are unable to use these."
Luo Muye was
excited, "Awesome. The next time I go for fruits I can avoid climbing them
only to fall on me. I can cut them down!"
Chen Ming had
the urge to roll his eyes, Such pure thoughts!
Then again, it
was expected for a three-year-old to have them.
With Luo Muye
in tow, he went to check if he could open a few more doors, and stuff his
pockets while he was at it.
This was the
homeland of the last Emperor of the Galaxy. It had to be packed.
and the like was our dear Immortal Master Chen's greatest thrill.
The two closed
the door behind them and walked further in. There weren't many doors he could
open though. Besides the black sabers' hall, only three more were opened.
Staying a day
in the black saber warehouse of a hall, Luo Muye grew tired, "Uncle, I'm
Chen Ming took
out a bed, "Sleep."
tucked himself in and peaked at Chen Ming, "Uncle, I can't sleep. Tell me
thought, Eh? The dark life of raising a child begins. It was hard
enough raising those five broken toys and here comes another one to torture me!
I, Immortal Master Chen, have so many children, one or two extra would hardly
began, "Then I shall begin. This story is called Sleeping Beauty. Once
upon a time, there was a princess who grew into an amazing beauty. She was one
day cursed, and only a prince's kiss could wake her... Finally, the prince and
the princess lived happily ever after."
said, "Now that you heard it, what have you learned?"
ponder for a while before answering solemnly, "To kiss the sleeping beauty
as many times as I can?"
Chen Ming: ...
can't lower myself to a brat's level. "Did you think this was
what I wanted to tell you?"
Luo Muye said,
"Are you speaking of doing unto others as you would have done to you, yet
no one does it?"
wrong, in fact, right on the mark.
shook his head, "What I'm trying to tell you is, the reason why a prince
could wake sleeping beauty through a kiss is because she's a princess, and also
beautiful. If she was a crone and neither a princess, no one would throw
themselves into danger to rescue her."
nodded with conviction, "I see, Uncle. If you wish to be kind and to
resist the clutches of evil, you will die one day. And the dead kindhearted are
only good to stir tears and sympathy."
said, "Such a thing cannot give your life back. The thing I truly want to
say is that a brat like you who no one likes will one day be caught by a bad
man if he isn't careful, or poisoned. There's a saying in the Crownless
Assembly, a toast for the dead, a toast for long life, and the final toast to
myself. Although Crownless Assembly's lands are chaotic, I do believe these
words make sense. Life, we cannot control. Death, we cannot control either. But
we have the time between them in our hands. We are our own masters!"
asked, "Uncle, if a bad man takes me, will you save me?"
pondered, "I will."
smiled, "Who else will save you if not I?"
nodded, "I see."
were the last of the cicada. If not Chen Ming, who then would come to his
Ming's grim fairy tales whispering in his ear, Luo Muye's breath evened out.
Chen Ming lied down on the bed, gripped by a sudden longing for those broken
toys on Yan Mountain. It meant nothing else, it was just because they called
him Master. They are my only family, walking the same road of
how are those brats doing.
It was the
dead of night and Wan Baqian sat in his little shop, his fingers flying over
the abacus. He was tacking stock of today's profit, "A
ten-thousand-year-old immortal herb, hmm, that's dozens of time the profit,
poor. I got quite a few cultivation methods and I'll give them to Master once
he's back since he likes them so much."
He heard a
noise coming from Chen Lingyu's littlest shop. He peeked over in passing, not caring
in the least.
you know. Any who looks to trouble fourth senior sister doesn't know the
meaning of death.
To have the
balls and go to fourth senior sister at night, you have my deepest respect.
better think of a few lines for his gravestone next year. "Unruly
flowers almost overwhelms the eye; shallow grass hides the horse's hooves
fleeting by.(1) Not bad at all. By this time next year, it's going to be the
beginning of spring. These verses are a perfect description for pushing up daisies."
Qiao followed by a detail of a hundred Earth Immortals looked around and seeing
no one, "Seal off the area!"
moved and trapped Chen Lingyu's littlest shop inside.
vigilant to their surroundings. A quack had a rotten character, but the number
she saved wasn't small.
If she found
out, things would go from bad to worse.
could be rated as divine. Even the dead were brought to life. Who wouldn't be
tempted to take such a person as a retainer?
Long Qiao had
no right to mess with such a divine quack. But since it was Yan Shengxiao's
before the shop and saw Chen Yu threading needle as she worked on a brocade
under the warm candlelight.
"Fairy Star Dragon invites healer for a talk."
swiveled her eyes over, hardly caring, "Like I said, if you want healing,
you're more than welcome. I'm not in the habit of making house calls."
Qiao smiled and watched her peach flower embroidery, "Such an elegant
Chen Yu didn't
even look at him, "You can see, right?"
is that way. You know the drill."
does not wish to come?"
Chen Yu didn't
even deign a response and continued her work.
Master a peach blossom sachet(2) and now I need to give head senior
said, "Since healer does not wish to be courteous, I am forced to do it
Chen Yu sent
seven embroidering needles into his body, stopping him dead in his tracks.
What was even
scarier was that his immortal power was sealed.
glanced at him, "As one who knows how to save a life, I also know how to
tender smile plucked at one's heartstrings. Long Qiao was sweating buckets,
soaking his clothes and dripping on the ground. Pain wracked his body, yet he
couldn't budge an inch, and even speaking was impossible.
It was like
being touched by death itself, making him collapse.
skill was insane!
She could not
only save a life but also take it!
Chen Yu said
flatly, "A long time ago, I forgot the meaning of time, I had no concept of
it. I stood there beneath a peach tree, listening to Master's tale. It was
called The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
upon a time, there was a little boy who liked to play a lot and shouted at the
villagers 'Woof! Woof!' The people rushed to drive the wolves away only to find
there was none. The boy was thrilled and cried a second time. The villagers
came out again yet no wolf in sight. The third time, the wolves came and when
the boy cried, no one believed him. The wolf entered the village and ate the
boy, while also harming the others."
Long Qiao was
clueless about where she was going with this. Is there a connection?
continued, "From that moment on, I understood something."
Qiao wanted to say, Don't lie?
continued, "How could I let other people sleep next to me on a narrow
bed?(3) If there's a wolf, kill it! This way the following wouldn't happen. I
don't like the ending and rather think that beating the wolf dead is
like you, just like the one behind you. I need to give him a fitting
Chen Yu fished
out a needle, "Now tell me, who sent you? You heard this tale and should
know what it means to tell lies, no?"
found he could speak, "Fairy Star Dragon!"
thought, It's the one who is unclear about Master, yet also avoid him!
Master is good, but this unclear part, is the worst. Chen Yu said,
"Come, we're going to see that Fairy Star Dragon."
plucked the needles and prince Long Qiao fell like a ton of bricks. For no less
than two hours he was intimately aware of Chen Yu's skills. Her power was
Long Qiao was
meek as he led her to Yan Shengxiao, not a peep all the way.
This is no
Chen Ling'er found herself out of her element. She turned to ask prince Long
Qiao, "What am I doing here?"
inside, Even her memory is divine. But Chen Yu's threat still
lingered in his mind, "Doctor wants to see Fairy Star Dragon and I am
taking you to her."
understood, "Oh, so that's how it is. Let's go, now I know what Chen Yu
later at noon, Long Qiao said, "We'll arrive in one hour."
turned to the sky, This looks like trouble. I can't go now. I'd better
leave it to that murderous Chen Yu.
Long Qiao was
stunned, "We'll rest here then."
When the sun
set for good, Chen Yu took in the camp around her, "How long before we
nodded, "Lead the way. How strong is Fairy Star Dragon? She can't be trash
like you no?"
It is Bai Juyi’s poem, “A Visit to Qiantang Lake
in Spring.” Bai Juyi (772–846) was a government official. Whole version here:
https://bagofanything.com/2014/09/10/i-visit-qiantang-lake-in-spring/ , or
another one here https://ajmccready.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/a-visit-to-qiantang-lake-bai-juyi
It is an ancient custom pertaining being in a
relationship. Chen Ming is oblivious since he came from the 21st century.
It means to protect your interest and benefits,
to not let others steal your hard work.
the fiend camp, Chen Yu was led to Yan Shengxiao's tent.
Long Qiao was thinking, Once
Fairy Star Dragon moves, you will know the true meaning of genius!
entered when Yan Shengxiao spoke, "Is this the famous younger sister
Chen Yu looked
her over, "No."
turned to Long Qiao, who nodded.
smiled instead, "Younger sister is so unruly."
Chen Yu said,
"I meant the seniority is dubious. With how old you are, I should call you
Shengxiao's eyelids twitched, Old? Auntie...
"Such an adorable little sister healer."
Chen Yu was
blunt, bypassing Yan Shengxiao's pointless rabble, "Is this going
sister healer's reviving skill is divine, though one must also understand that
talent sparks envy. With such skill in healing, if there's no one there to
protect you, someone might come to take you away and force little sister into
working to the bone."
sister doesn't dare claim to be the best, but I am confident of being among the
first geniuses. Under my wing, little sister will live unharmed."
Chen Yu rose,
"What you're saying is, your power is enough?"
was confident, "With my power, I can go around Sacred Mountain as I wish;
of course it's enough."
case, I don't need your protection."
was caught off guard, What does that mean? "Someone does
Chen Yu shook
her head, "No, but I can take care of myself."
Shengxiao's eyes ignited with fury, Star Dragon Crown Prince was the
same, looking down on me! Now this missy, a mere healer, does the same!
Prince, Moon Palace's Crown Prince and even head princess Jin Xiangyu show me
respect, yet this missy and Star Dragon Crown Prince dare slight me!
said, "Did little sister healed for so long it turned you foolish? Not
anyone can have a genius' power."
flashed between Chen Yu's fingers, "Wanna try?"
Chen Yu sent
needles into Yan Shengxiao's three major acupoints. She felt Chen Yu's skill
was high. This move alone caused a light wound, despite her constitution!
shook and the Star Dragon flew from her bearing down on all creations and
blasting the tent open. It also worked to remove the needles.
were in a panic, "Who's fighting Fairy Star Dragon?"
Star Dragon Crown Prince a better match?"
here, so only Fairy Star Dragon is left!"
Court, Jade Lake, and Moon Palace camps also received notice about the signs of
battle. They rushed to a mountain outside the fiend camp to observe.
Jin Xiangyu said,
"Who is it this time that came to mess with a Star Dragon? Don't they know
its power? Even Ninth Crown Prince fled from its path."
Prince snapped, "That was only because I was unclear of Star Dragon's
skills while knew everything about mine. Next time will be his head
Crown Prince said, "It's the quack."
was confused, "Quack?"
And so was
Ninth, "Isn't that a healer? How is she fighting Fairy Star Dragon? How is
she matching her?"
Crown Prince looked closer, "That's not it, the quack has a small
advantage on Fairy Star Dragon."
turned to fiend camp to see Draconic Influence flaring out of Fairy Star Dragon
and the Star Dragon rising behind her. Chen Yu smiled. If it were day, she'd be
stumped to face it, but since it was night, it was a whole nother matter.
at the Star Dragon and launched threaded needles in the form of a net. The
silver needle net spread and cut the stars around her to pieces.
dragon-like this should just die."
threaded the sky and struck at the dragon's weak point, sealing it.
felt a peculiarity about Chen Yu, that she could find the weakness of her Star
Dragon. Chen Yu's magical art resembled the Slaughtering Dragon Art she knew!
Star Dragon was from the dragon race, and fiends' only art among the ten grand
immortal art was the Slaughtering Dragon Art!
logic was simple. They were the strongest race in the world and their
restraining art was bound to be the strongest too.
Slaughtering Dragon Art was to suppress fiends' dragon race.
needle net spread around Fairy Star Dragon, close enough for her to fell the
touch of death lingering on them. Chen Yu's immortal power was just as overbearing
Dragon took a slender sword to attack yet found fine strings closing in and
strong they were, if she tried to force her way through, she'd end up sprawled
on the ground in a million pieces.
Dragon's power changed, boiling with freezing killing intent,
"Slaughtering Dragon Art!"
became dragons in her eyes and hacked them with an onslaught of slashes. Each
attack pinpointed the weakness in the strings, only this worked to cut them.
The three up
in the mountain were startled. Jin Xiangyu said, "Fairy Star Dragon can
unleash the Slaughtering Dragon Art!"
scrutinized their exchanges, "Their battle is wrought with danger, one
slip and either may fall."
Crown Prince's eyes flashed, "They're using their best moves, each dancing
along the blade's edge. Just how is this quack so strong?"
smiled, "Is that the best killing intent you can come up with? Child's
Asura lvl 6 enabled!
single exception, all of them felt killing intent locking them in place, as if
a million demons were about to be unleashed on their being.
as the killing intent gathered and became visible on Chen Yu, a spiraling red
Chen Yu looked
around, "Well, well, well. We have an audience. No point in playing then.
The fiends will gape as I leave you a corpse, uh, leave you with a