Chapter 106 – Ha! Army’s Chief Military Instructor?
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
“Woah! This room is huge!”
“Woah, woah, woah! I like it. This is a high class martial arts ground!”
Shangguan Qian smiled at Tang Tian. Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu, who were following behind Tang Tian, heard his occasional gasps, and were beaming with glee. Instead, they felt even more intimate.
Son-in-law indeed was a person who worked in solitude… Son-in-law was indeed sincere… Son-in-law indeed was a straight forward person…
No matter how the two looked, they felt that Tang Tian was great.
On the road, the disciples of the Shangguan Clan all looked at him in awe and respect. Tang Tian displayed strength and ferociousness during the battle that had shocked and impacted them. After two years of leadership under Shangguan Qian Hui, this Shangguan Clan was oddly united.
Uncle Qian led Tang Tian around once, before they found a place to sit down.
“Uncle Qian, what exactly is happening?” Tang Tian decided to ask after he sat down.
Uncle Qian sighed lightly: “The story is long. We have to start from the Immortal Constellation’s origins first.”
Tang Tian was shocked. He remained quiet and listened patiently. Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu at the side were both surprised and curious. They knew a few things about their clan’s benefactors and enemies, but they never thought they could trace back history to that time.
“The first generation Immortal Queen found the Immortal Constellation and expanded it. During that time, the Patriarch of the Shangguan Clan, Shangguan Hong, was the Queen’s trusted subordinate. The ancestors built the current Immortal Constellation alongside the Queen. And at that point in time, the Yu Family’s Patriarch was the Queen’s important minister. At the time, although Immortal Constellation was not the strongest constellation, it was powerful. Outsiders dared not look down on us. The Queen’s power was profound and unpredictable. The strongest Star Treasure of Immortal Constellation Mountain was the Immortal Crown, which was in the hands of the Queen.”
“After the death of the Queen, the Immortal Constellation started to decline. Everyone thought the Immortal Kings of her descendants were not capable enough. It got worse after each generation. Yet, very few people knew this had to do with the Immortal Crown. After the Queen died, the Immortal Crown and its martial spirit unknowingly got weaker. Until just about a hundred years ago, the Immortal Crown actually became a silver ranked Star Treasure. And just thirty years ago, the glorious Immortal Crown became a bronze treasure.”
Tang Tian was dumbfounded. It was the first time he heard that a Star Treasure’s level could actually decline. Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu were both in disbelief. It was the first time they had heard behind-the-scenes story.
“The decline of the Immortal Crown was a disaster to the Immortal Constellation. The other Immortal Constellation Star Treasures’ levels also started to slide. Our Shangguan Clan’s inheritance treasure, Immortal Green Needle’s level started to drop. The entire power of the Immortal Constellation Mountain declined rapidly and everyone was in fear. Five years ago, a group of powerful, unpredictable thieves broke into the Imperial Palace and tried to steal the Immortal Crown. They abducted the Immortal King, but they never thought that they would not be able to find the Immortal Crown. The Shangguan Family saved the King, but he was wounded. All of the experts almost lost their lives. The Wang Clan lost badly and was massacred. The opponent was beyond cunning. The Patriarch was worried that Miss would be implicated, so five years ago, Miss and I went to Star Wind City to look for shelter.”
Tang Tian then saw the light. No wonder Qian Hui would visit Star Wind City.
“The Immortal’s King was not found. The Immortal Constellation was also in chaos. The relationship between our clan and the Yu Clan became strained. And as the Star Treasures’ strength slid continuously, the young lads of the Immortal Constellation, who had a future, all went to more glorious and vibrant constellations. The power of Immortal Constellation Mountain is now very weak.”
Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu were silent. They were sensitive to matters regarding the Immortal Constellation’s weakness.
“This thing only happened two years ago. The change was sudden.” Uncle Qian looked excited.
“Two years ago?” Tang Tian was surprised and asked cautiously: “When Qian Hui came back?”
“That’s right!” uncle Qian was happy: “Two years ago, the martial spirits of Immortal treasures started to turn stronger. Such a change was not big, but it was real.”
“Unless…” Tang Tian had other thoughts.
“Everyone guessed that someone found the Immortal Crown and that it was recovering.” Uncle Qian was slightly annoyed: “And all this had to happen when Miss went to the ruins of the Imperial Palace. So there was a rumour saying that Miss had gotten the Immortal Crown.”
“Qian Hui got the Immortal Crown?” Tang Tian was energetic: “That’s great!”
Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu were excited too. The Immortal Crown was the strongest treasure in Immortal Constellation Mountain. If Miss got it…
“I’m not sure if Miss has it or not.” Uncle Qian smiled bitterly: “But Miss has been performing well with great strength. The rumours got even more believable, to the extent that many thought Miss would be the one to revive the Immortal Constellation Mountain. So all along, all the clans kept coming to us. The Yu Clan wanted to know the truth, so they have been hatching plans all along. It was just that Miss was too strong. If they were to challenge Miss, they would end up dying. Aye, these two years, Miss has been holding on for the Shangguan Clan.”
Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu looked guilty. If it was not for son-in-law today, the battle would have costed the Shangguan Clan a lot. Uncle Qian stated the truth.
All the burdens of the Shangguan Clan were on Qian Hui’s shoulders.
Tang Tian’s heart cringed. In the letters that Qian Hui wrote to him, she had never mentioned any of this. She would only say she was living well and tell him of all the interesting things she had seen. He never expected…
Subconsciously, he clenched his fist tight.
“It’s possible that these guys were the rascals five years ago.” Uncle Qian looked solemn: “Miss has long suspected that the Yu Clan was in cahoots with them five years ago. If I am right, then they are definitely after the Immortal Crown.”
Tang Tian took a deep breath and loosen his grip. He looked up and revealed a cheerful smile. Yet, his eyes were blazing with fire: “Don’t worry, Uncle Qian. If this group of bastards dare to come again, I will beat the shit out of them!”
Such ferocious words came out from Young Master Tian. Uncle Qian was lost for a moment. Young Master Tian was indeed not like the past him..
On the contrary, Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu eyes lit up once they heard it, looking at Tang Tian in awe.
Back in his room, Tang Tian was deep in thoughts. Without Qian Hui, the Shangguan Clan seemed like they were in deep trouble. He got to think of something.
Suddenly, his expression turned odd. With a thought, a rascal jumped out from the Aquarius Martial Cabinet.
Yaya jumped onto the table, hands stuck on his waist. She clenched her teeth and held her head high. She stared at Tang Tian unhappily then she raised the bow in her tiny hands and pointed at Tang Tian. She was in a state of disorder, her mouth spouting out ‘yi yi ya ya’ sounds in anger.
Raising his arms like he was surrendering, Tang Tian admitted: “My bad, I have completely forgotten about you…”
Yaya was even more angry now. Her face was fuming red. She pointed her bow at Tang Tian acting like she was going to attack him.
Tang Tian saw and without saying a word, there was a spirit nucleus in his hands.
Yaya froze and her eyes lit up. Her fuming red face and anger all disappeared. Tang Tian slapped, and the spirit nucleus strew a graceful arc line: “Go and play on your own.”
Yaya bounced on the table and grabbed the spirit nucleus which was flying in mid air. Then she ran around happily in the hut.
Seeing Yaya, Tang Tian slapped on the back of his head. How could he forget Bing. For a thing like this, Uncle Bing should have a way.
Uncle Bing heard what Tang Tian had to say and shook his head: “This matter is too complicated. I won’t be able to help. During that year, the army’s plans were all settled by the leader, Ah Ze and the rest who were cunning to settle matters.”
Tang Tian was utterly disappointed. Not sounding nice, he said: “You don’t know this nor do you know that. What do you know, Uncle?”
“Training soldiers.” Uncle Bing shrugged both his hands and said irresponsibly: “I am the chief military officer of the army. I just need to know how to train soldiers.”
“Train soldiers?” Tang Tian was shocked, his eyes glistened: “Then we can help Qian Hui train soldiers, no? Haha! I’m so smart! Yes, it’s good to train up Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu to bring up the Shangguan Clan powers. When Qian Hui comes back, she would be in for a treat!”
Bing ridiculed: “Don’t daydream. With the Shangguan Clan’s standard, even if they train, they would only become a pile of cannon dust.”
After hearing that, Tang Tian mocked him back: “Uncle Bing, can you? I asked you so many things, and you don’t know shit. Now, there’s something for you that you are capable of, but you’re being picky and fussy. If you can’t do it, then just say it. What chief military officer of the army, ha!”
With that last sentence, Bing’s hair stood. The smile on his face froze: “Rascal, you better take back your last sentence!”
Tang Tian would not back down. He glared at him with an even more sarcastic voice: “Hey, Uncle, don’t be terrified. Aren’t you the chief military officer of army? Don’t tell me you gave yourself that name?”
The two looked at each other in anger as if they were cocks fighting. Neither was willing to back down.
“Don’t think you can use such despicable methods to lure me!” Bing gritted his teeth and said.
“Ha! Chief military officer of army!” Tang Tian opened his eyes wide and said.
Bing’s thick eyebrows trembled. He answered coldly: “Don’t agitate me!”
Tang Tian still enunciated word by word and ridiculed him: “Oh! Chief. Military. Officer. Of. the. Army!”
Bing was boiling. Finally, he engulfed his rationality and roared, pouncing towards Tang Tian.
Tang Tian did not retreat. Instead, he went forward.
The two started fighting.
Yaya’s eyes lit up. She murmured at the side excitedly. Her small face was all joy. Occasionally, she would brandish her bow and cheer for both parties.
The next morning.
When Tang Tian left his room with his bruised face, and was seen by Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu, they were both shocked.
“Son-in-law, this is…” Shangguan Zhu could not help but ask
Tang Tian clenched his teeth and muttered: “I accidentally injured myself while I was cultivating yesterday…”
Shangguan Wei and Shangguan Zhu were in awe.
Indeed, he was truly Qian Hui’s man. Even when he was just cultivation on the usual basis, he gave his all! No wonder son-in-law was so powerful!
Seeing these two looking back at him so passionately, Tang Tian coughed lightly and said solemnly: “I thought about it yesterday. The Shangguan Clan can’t just rely on Qian Hui alone. The disciples of the Shangguan Clan need to be of more use.”
The two immediately felt guilty; son-in-law was right!
“So, to increase your powers. I have decided to teach you my cultivation method.” Tang Tian said seriously.
The two raised their heads in disbelief.
Shangguan Wei could not resist: “Son-in-law, this…”
Tang Tian waved his arms like he was devoting his righteousness that inspires reverence: “Okay, don’t say anything more! I’m doing this so Qian Hui can relax! The both of you, gather all the other disciples at the martial arts ground. But I’m going to lay it all down, this entire training process, everyone has to take my commands!”
Shangguan Wei was so excited. Half a second later, he calmed down and said with a resolute voice: “Son-in-law, don’t worry. If anyone dares to defy son-in-law’s command, I’ll not let him off the hook!”
Shangguan Zhu was even stern: “I will pinch the death of him if he doesn’t listen to son-in-law!”
Seeing the two silhouettes as they took off. Tang Tian caressed his swollen and bruised face, he immediately pulled back, sssss, it was so painful that cold air was emitted from it.
That asshole was sure vicious with his methods!