Chapter 026 – Let’s Fight Then!
Translated by: BerrryBunz.
Edited by: Robin and Boost Turtle.
Tang Tian’s [Aerial Wood Stake] improved very quickly, as the rank two [Aerial Wood Stake] was mostly comprised of footwork, and it was extremely fundamental to use qi, the training difficulty was not high, equal to the Floating Palm.
Tang Tian practised [Aerial Wood Stake] very diligently, where his footwork was his weak point. In a battle, the importance of footwork goes without saying.
He did not spend too much time on Floating Palm, as he only cultivated it to be able to cultivate the rank three [Broken Shadow Palm].
Tang Tian spent all his Hardship Training time on [Minute Collapsing Fist], as the recount of [Great Avalanche] from Stone Head left a deep impression on him.
That fist, was truly too powerful!
It was so strong to the point that as Tang Tian recalled, he could not stop his own heart from trembling.
It was the first time that Tang Tian saw a martial art, that gave rise to an intense longing for. That was real strength, a real and actual powerful strength! If he could learn the [Great Avalanche], it would be so cool that it would cause everyone to be in a daze!
All the previous times of Hardship Training, although he did not slack off, most of it was clenching his teeth and persevering. Yet this time, inside his body was a flame, combusting with rage.
He practised with all his might, spending all the time of Hardship Training on practising the Minute Collapsing Fist.
The degree of difficulty was high for training the [Minute Collapsing Fist], and compared to Flash Fist, the number of repetitions needed to complete it was much higher. 400,000 repetitions of Minute Collapsing Fist, which was two times of what was needed for the Flash Fist Technique. And to attain [Great Avalanche], it had a requirement of a whopping 1,000,000 repetitions of [Minute Collapsing Fist]!
If not for witnessing the power of [Great Avalanche] with his own eyes, Tang Tian would actually have ignored it. 1,000,000 repetitions, how long would that take?
But now, Tang TIan only felt enthusiasm.
Wasn’t it only 1,000,000 repetitions? 1,000,000 repetitions of [Minute Collapsing Fist] to exchange for such a formidable killing technique, it’s too profitable already!
The golden card on the Cross Door was spotted by him, the fog wall that was broken by the [Slaying Lightning Bolt], was spotted by him too. Yet the only thing Tang Tian had in his head was the [Great Avalanche]!
The fog wall that was broken slightly dropped a piece of ‘wall’, showing another floor.
So the fog can be destroyed.
Tang Tian was surprised for a while, before immersing himself into the fierce harsh training of [Minute Collapsing Fist]. Maybe the place had a lot more mysteries, but at this point in time, nothing was more attractive to Tang Tian than achieving [Great Avalanche].
After 20 days of training, adding on the Hardship Training, Tang Tian had completed 80,000 repetitions of [Minute Collapsing Fist].
Han Bing Ning came to Jaded Swamp Sea of Bamboos just as usual. The Star Wind Martial Meet was approaching. She had to make use of the time she had to cultivate her light body arts. She specialized in sword arts. She mastered the graceful water element sword technique [Unremitting Rain], and was known as the top notch expert in Northern Yan Academy.
Crystal Sky’s Sima Xiang Shan, Northern Yan’s Han Bing Ning and Beast’s Liang Qiu were top three in position amongst the hundreds of academies in Star Wind City. When Qian Hui left, they stood in their position and no one was able to take over.
Among the three, Northern Yan was probably the most unique academy as it was an all-girls academy. Every student in that academy was female.
Han Bing Ning was known for her beauty. Countless suave young lads boasted to have a thing with her but they were all rejected by her. The way she did things was very similar to Qian Hui and thus, people called her “Little Qian Hui’. Han Bing Ning also stated herself that Qian Hui was her idol.
Han Bing Ning travelled empty handed. She gracefully flew through the sea of bamboos swiftly, her body looked graceful and intelligent.
She looked below casually, everybody living here specialized in catching bees. She did not like to come into contact with others and so she always avoided any eye contact.
Out of the blue, her gaze froze.
The empty land beside the Jaded Swamp Sea of Bamboos, a man was cultivating light body arts. Han Bing Ning could recognize instantly that the man was cultivating the rank two light body technique, [Aerial Wood Stake]. His footwork seemed tart. In her eyes, the body stances were awkward.
She did not leave, she knew this man.
In the whole of Star Wind city, the only one that could make Qian Hui smile was this lad. When Qian Hui was in Star Wind City, Han Bing Ning just enrolled into the academy. At that time, she respected Qian Hui a lot.
Qian Hui was perfect in her heart. She did not even notice that many of her own doings and personalities, she had learnt and mimicked from Qian Hui subconsciously.
There was just one thing Han Bing Ning could not understand till date, and that was Tang Tian.
Han Bing Ning could not understand why a person so perfect like Qian Hui would see something in such a useless man!
Even for such a simple second level [Aerial Wood Stake], this man was having trouble. What could he rely on to get Qian Hui to favour him?
Han Bing Ning stood on a bamboo, deep in her thoughts.
Suddenly, the tree branch underneath her leg shook and Han Bing Ning came back to reality all at once, face full of alarm. The tree branch shook continuously. A faint rumbling sound could be heard from afar.
Han Bing Ning who was full of experience knew immediately that there was a gigantic beast somewhere near.
But she had a tinge of suspicion, it was rare for gigantic beasts to appear on the Jaded Swamp Sea of Bamboos, as this entire place was a swamp. Han Bing Ning’s gaze was calm. Amongst the sea of dense bamboos, she started searching slowly.
Unexpectedly, her pupils restricted.
A lost and confused petite shadow flew between the bamboos. The little girl was only seven-eight years old, her hair was combed into plaits and her flushed face hung two streaks of tears. Her face was pale as she bit onto her lips tightly with her small mouth. She ran with all her might.
Han Bing Ning recognized the little girl. She must belong to the clan of people who caught bees. The period where she had been in this sea of bamboos cultivating her light body techniques, Han Bing Ning had seen her a couple of times.
There must be some sort of beast behind her!
Han Bing Ning bent her waist and was just about to run over but at this time, a black gigantic animal suddenly dashed out from the forest of bamboos.
Hong long long! [Robin: Weird sounds are weird, just roll with it]
The bamboo Han Bing Ning was standing on shook uncontrollably. She lost her balance, but quickly stabilised herself again.
Ink Black Iron Rhinoceros!
There was a slight change in Han Bing Ning’s expression. Why would such a high level beast appear here at the Jaded Swamp Sea of Bamboos.
Han Bing Ning was halfway through the fourth level of True Power, and was in her optimum condition, but it was difficult to claim victory. What’s worse was that she did not bring her sword out today.
The Ink Black Iron Rhinoceros had a huge stature like a small mountain. Its body was covered in green-inked scaly armour which was very hard to be pierced by swords. It had a vicious disposition. Ink Black Iron Rhinoceros body was gigantic, but it was not clumsy at all. The sound it produced when it ran was frightening. It did not care about the bamboos and ran straight, trampling all the bamboos.
The little girl’s tears streamed down even faster, yet she was extremely sensible. She did not cry, and only ran as if her life depended on it.
However, the distance between the two of them shrank more and more.
Han Bing Ning gritted her teeth and rushed down.
Tang Tian was cultivating Aerial Wood Stake, practising Minute Collapsing Fist in Hardship Training, and practised light body techniques in the day. That kind of life, was very engaging.
Suddenly, he felt tremors rippling from below his feet.
Tang Tian had suspicions and stopped, and at that moment, he saw a petite figure rushing out of the sea of bamboos.
It was a little girl, whose face was full of panic, and just when she rushed out, she saw Tang Tian.
“Big brother, hurry, run!”
Her young and soft anxious voice, entered Tang Tian’s ear.
Around the same time, a gigantic black shadow, actually noisily rushed out of the sea of bamboos, the bamboos against the shoulders of the black shadow were frail like paper, in the blink of an eye broken down into pieces and scattering everywhere.
A wild beast that Tang Tian had never seen before, so violent!
Tang Tian’s pupil contracted, the little girl was trying to lure the wild beast away, into another direction, but because of that, she was delayed for a moment and instantly the wild beast got closer to her.
Such a kind hearted young girl….
The Ink Black Iron Rhino suddenly stomped with its hind feet, rushing towards the little girl.
At the same time, Tang Tian leaped out without the slightest hesitation.
He was like a pouncing cheetah, strong burst of explosive power, portraying a brilliant movement. As the distance between them shortened, and considering that Tang Tian’s reaction was very quick, he was already in the close proximity of the Ink Black Iron Rhino in a blink of an eye.
Tang Tian’s body outline, suddenly disappeared.
A beam of silver colored fist aura, similar to a streak of lightning, ripped apart the sky.
[Slaying Lightning Bolt]!
Silver colored lightning made a direct hit on the Ink Black Iron Rhino’s body.
The humongous body of the Ink Black Iron Rhino, instantly splashed to the side.
Tang Tian who was in mid air, took the chance to grab a leaping fish, the other hand holding on to the girl, and rolled away.
Hu, hu, hu, Tang Tian was breathing heavily, expended energy to climb straight up, bent his head to look at the little girl in his embrace. She had tightly shut her eyes, face filled with terror.
“Hey, hey, hey, are you ok!”
Tang Tian rocked the little girl in his arms, as the little girl who had tightly pursed her lips, could not take it anymore, and cried loudly.
Tang Tian was at a loss: “Hey, hey, hey, don’t cry don’t cry, are you hurt anywhere?”
Suddenly the floor vibrated, and was coming from behind them.
Tang Tian was startled, and the little girl’s cries stopped after a while.
Tang Tian turned his head, to see the Ink Black Iron Rhino taking some effort and once again crawling back up. Tang Tian gasped in cold air, and his skin and hair felt numb.
[Slaying Lightning Bolt]!
That was the Flash Fist Killing Technique: [Slaying Lightning Bolt]!
[Slaying Lightning Bolt] could even explode the misty wall behind the door. This animal ate one of my attacks yet it remained completely fine?
Tang Tian placed the little girl behind him in a flustered and muttered: “Quick, run!”
“Big brother, let’s run together!” the little girl tugged onto Tang Tian’s clothes.
Brother would like to run too…
Tang Tian’s heart was bitter and astringent. He thought about his lousy light body technique, he knew he could never outrun this beast.
Tang Tian noticed the little girl looking at him impatiently, aye, if he explained to her that way, he would be so embarrassed…
Without further ado, Tang Tian grabbed onto the little girl, sucked in a deep breath, stared with his eyes wide opened. His arms muscles started bulging and he exhaled a sigh. He pulled out all his forces and threw the girl to one side as though she were a sandbag.
The little girl up in the air anxiously waved her arms and legs, while making thick sobbing sounds.
Suddenly a graceful and intelligent silhouette flew from the sky, grabbed hold of the girl, turned her body, and once again flew up another bamboo branch.
Tang Tian saw that it was a lady that he did not know, but he felt slightly better. Turning back and facing the Ink Black Iron Rhino, his expression turned ferocious and vicious, he tore apart his clothes, showing off the bare muscles on his body.
‘Since I cannot run, let us fight then!’
Hua, He pulled back his right leg like an iron plow drawing a deep groove in the ground, bending his waist to a horse stance, spread open his two arms, stretching open his ten fingers, then pointing to the Ink Black Iron Rhino, with a fearless look on his face.
“Come on! Stupid big cow!”
Tang Tian’s roar resounded through the forest of bamboos.