Chapter 157 – Five Statue Gestures
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin and De Andre
A carriage with the symbol of the Excellency Xu Shi Group was flying in the air.
“Are you sure it is the mechanical weapon of the Southern Cross Army?” A huge statured individual asked with red wine, the food in front of him was not touched, he was concentrating on tasting the red wine that was transforming in his mouth, his expression constantly changing.
His face was squarish, his small eyes disallowed people to see whether he was happy or angry. He wore a clean pure white robe, seated perfectly straight even while sipping on red wine.
Yan Xia, Excellency Xu Shi Group chief deacon.
“Absolutely sure.” Gong Yi Xiu laughed lightly, his tone serious: “It is called the Saber Toothed Tiger, Bronze rank, it definitely is a mechanical weapon from the Southern Cross Army. After so many years, the number of mechanical weapons from them, are so pathetic, this is such a good chance, if we let go of it, we deserve to be struck by lightning!”
Gong Yi Xiu’s appearance was handsome and delicate, his face always holding on to an indistinct smiling expression, he sipped on his wine, patiently looking at the ribs, piece after piece he cut them up, and then used a fork to put it into his mouth. He was very fussy and full of etiquette, his body language was very intimate.
“I heard that the Hua Brothers died in their hands.” A big person with a full face of beard, looking very fierce said: “To be able to get rid of the Hua Brothers, their strength is not weak!”
The Big person was called Wu Nan, he was Humble Forest Planet 39th strongest.
“Leave it to Big Brother.” A voice that did not seem to care said out from the corner. It was from a frail figure, one hand holding onto a lamb leg, the other hand gulping down wine with all his might, his cheeks were very red, eyes intoxicated and hazy, his whole body was soaked with oil.
Suo Guang, Humble Forest Planet ranked 52nd.
“That’s true!” Gong Yi Xiu nodded his head in agreement: “For a brat like me ranked 79th, I can honestly just eat soft rice in the corner.”
Yan Xia was awoken from his daze in drinking the good wine, he was not modest and casually remarked: “If you screw it up, you’ll have it real bad.”
Yan Xia’s tone was very cold, he had sufficient power to say so, he was ranked 20th in Humble Forest Planet, even compared to Master Deacon, he was just 7 ranks short.
Gong Yi Xiu laughed bitterly as he waved his hand: “Big brother, you actually have no confidence in me, you have hurt me so badly!”
So Guang who was in the corner stuffed with meat, said with his mouth full: “machine techniques whatsoever, Ah Xiu can be reliable.”
Wu Nan nodded his head: “That’s right, but Ah Xiu, you sure you are able to create copies?”
Gong Yi Xiu patted his chest, his tone filled with a strong sense of self confidence: “That’s right, as long as you give me the real mechanical weapon from Southern Cross Army, I can definitely create copies of it successfully! In truth, all my copies are already very close to the real thing.”
“I have seen your work before, it’s really not bad.” Yan Xia opened his eyes and nodded: “I have talked about this business with the Master before, he supports it very much. You all also know that Master has very deep connections with Onyx Soul, for him to support us, we are not some small fries anymore. But, the profits are split 70% to the master, and the rest is shared among us.”
Suo Guang mumbled to himself: “The master is taking too much!”
“Shut up!” Yan Xia snorted, the atmosphere and temperature of the room dropped, Suo Guang’s body froze. Yan Xia shot him a glance, and said coldly: “I do not want to hear those kind of words. Our movements this time round, are taboo. The Gu Family’s contributions are very ample every year. The Xu Shi Group never meddled with other families internal affairs, if we were to aggravate all the old people from families, at that time our master will not help us.”
The rest of them were silent.
As though Yan Xia did not see anything, he continued: “With Master’s interference, the mechanical weapon can then be sold to every part of Onyx Soul, 30%, is more than enough for us to spend. Also, 70% seems like a lot, but above Master, who else is there that he has to give to?”
Gong Yi Xiu laughed lightly, he broke the silence: “That’s right, who knows, I can even be the first mechanical engineer.”
Wu Nan’s expression came back to natural, and he said: “Let’s just hope the Gu Family will see the same as us.”
Yan Xia sipped on his red wine, after a while, he asked: “Do they have the rights not to?”
“The four people coming are The Chief Deacon of the Xu Shi Group, Yan Xia, Wu Nan, Suo Guang and Gong Yi Xiu.” Mu Lei’s face was dark, although only four out of the entire Xu Shi Group was coming, but anyone who saw the list of names that were coming, will not feel lucky at all.
This person’s power was enough to sweep the entire Gu Family. He was very ruthless, unreasonable, and hands were soaked with fresh blood.
Although the difference between the ranks of 20 and 50 is 30, but the 2 martial artists are of different grades. The Hua brothers together, are still not worthy of fighting Yan Xia. Let’s say, if the top 50 martial artists are at the top of the food chain of Humble Forest Planet, then Yan Xia is at the peak of the top.
He was at the highest point, which also just a step away.
Gu Xue’s expression became better, the arduous and painful torment she had been through forged her heart to become stronger, she was able to resist the despair and oppress the emotions in her heart, as she did her best to calm herself down: “Have you found out what is their motive?”
“No.” Mu Lei shook his head, his gaze at a loss.
Do the heavens want the Gu Family to die…
Tang Tian was immersed in the five strange hand gestures, to the point that he forgot about everything else. The five hand gestures, each of them had their own marvels, Tang Tian had decided to differentiate them as grasping flower gesture, weeping sword gesture, angry fist gesture, formless spirit gesture, imposing gesture.
These five hand gestures, as compared to the current martial techniques, were entirely different. Each of the hand gesture, corresponded to a meridian, and the five hand gestures, corresponded to five different meridians.
Five completely unknown and mysterious meridians, Tang Tian had never heard of them before. He went to ask Bing, to which Bing too shook his head, he had not heard of them before either.
If Tang Tian revolved his True Power while his hands formed the gestures, it would lead to him bringing his True Power to the corresponding meridian. Each of the hand gestures had totally distinct results. The grasping flower gesture would cause his entire body to feel very warm, very comfortable, and it was Tang Tian’s favourite hand gesture. The weeping sword gesture caused him to be immersed in a dull sense of grief, and even his True Power brought about the same dull sense of grief. Angry fist gesture caused his whole body to feel that it was going to combust, feeling no fear and becoming high in fighting spirit. Formless Spirit gesture made him feel that his state of mind had become formless and quick-witted, all his five senses heightened by a substantial amount. While the imposing gesture, made him feel like his heart was so strong that it had a diamond boulder like determination.
The five gestures were constantly circulating, growing without end.
Tang Tian was very curious about the Red Eyed Planet that was like a shooting star. What kind of planets would actually give birth to such strange martial techniques.
On the third day, Tang Tian opened his eyes.
His eyes were filled with a revolving faint layer of light aura. After a while, the jade light, gradually came back in.
“Seems like you gained a lot from it.” Bing’s tone had a slight ridicule in it, but curiosity could still be heard in his tone.
“A strange and interesting martial technique.” Tang Tian’s tone was filled with surprise: “If there is a chance next time, and I can find the Red Eyed Planet, I will definitely go there to admire the place.”
The five gestures were really extremely weird and very interesting,
All the other martial techniques, always followed the rule of gaining experience from the unfamiliarity, to becoming familiar, a structured upgrade phase, But the five gestures did not have that. Ever since the five meridians were opened up, the five gestures powers immediately erupted, after that there was no sign of improving.
The five meridians all had a common characteristic, they were extremely remote, neglected and narrow.
The employment of the five gestures were felt out by Tang Tian. The weeping sword gesture and the angry fist gesture were undoubtedly most suitable for battle, while the grasping flower gesture aided a lot in training True Power, the imposing gesture tempers the person’s willpower, these two gestures usage were extremely effective in the day to day training, and had long lasting effects. The formless spirit gesture was the one that surprised Tang TIan the most, it could increase the user’s intuition, in the short three days, Tang Tian’s intuition had actually increased from thirteen folds to eighteen multiplier folds of standard!
(TN: So from 1-15, it’s called folds, above 15 it’s multiplier folds)
Once the intuition has reached the average martial artist’s level of fifteen folds, then it would be termed as multiplier folds, according to Bing.
Eighteen multiplier folds of intuition!
When Bing heard about it, his entire person was stunned. Bing’s dumbstruck appearance, made Tang Tian have a hidden pleasure inside of him which he could not say. But Tang Tian knew that, the increase of his intuition from the formless spirit gesture had reached its limit, and would no longer increase.
Such strange martial techniques, were indeed unimaginable.
Tang Tian had decided to call them the Five Statue Gestures.
But Bing, was after all more experienced, and he very quickly straightened out his attitude, and did not continue to ponder on the Five Statue Gestures’ weirdness, but to consider the change in intuition, the implications that it brought.
“I hate it that my own formulated plans were interrupted.” Bing’s tone had some dissatisfaction, but he continued: “Seems like you need a new short term training, to take on the possible battle that is coming.”
Tang Tian had a huge surge in self confidence in his own power.
His intuition had increased by five multiplier folds, he could feel that it brought about a huge change in him. The world around him, was totally different now, it was exceptionally clear, everything appeared very fine to him. Tang Tian’s sixth senses all improved to a whole new level.
Tang Tian could feel the gain in strength, humph, the Xu Shi Group better not find trouble, if they were to come, they would get their asses whooped until they became so swollen like popcorn!
“I need two hours.” Bing said straightforwardly: “Come again after two hours.”
Tang Tian did not disturb him, and left the recruit camp.
He thought of Ling Xu, the Five Statue Gestures, other than the weeping sword gesture and the angry fist gesture, which were unsuitable for Ling Xu, the other three gestures, Ling Xu could learn them as well.
“Hey, Little Xu Xu!”
Tang Tian found Ling Xu, his voice acting like the boss: “Come here, let me teach you a few interesting martial techniques!”
Ling Xu rolled his eyes, he could not be bothered with this idiot.
“No way, Little Xu Xu, you don’t even dare to try techniques? Are you afraid that you cannot learn and thus throw face? Oh my god! You don’t have to be so scared and so cowardly right?” Tang Tian had a surprised expression.
Hong, Ling Xu’s eyes blazed up, he stopped and turned around, anger obviously shown on his face as he rushed over: “Scared? You’re talking about yourself! Come! Let me see, what dog shit martial techniques!”
Upon seeing that Ling Xu was hooked, Tang Tian laughed in his heart, his face became serious, and he showed the grasping flower gesture.
Ling Xu snorted, without hesitation he did the same thing, after a while, he impatiently stared at Tang Tian: “You messing with me?”
Tang Tian was stunned, no reaction? He immediately changed to the formless spirit gesture, and said: “Try this!”
Ling Xu followed exactly the same as him, but there was not even a slightest bit of reaction, Ling Xu’s eyes twitched, the temperature of his body rising, in a moment he burst out in anger: “You are messing with me! YOU DARE TO MESS WITH ME….”
“Last style!” Tang Tian broke Ling Xu’s shout, and showed the imposing gesture: “If this has no effect on you, I admit defeat!”
Ling Xu laughed sinisterly: “You’re brave! Wait for me to poke holes into you like a bee hive!”
He casually performed the imposing gesture, although it was just a copy, but his actions were extremely accurate.
When the imposing gesture was completed, an unforeseen thing was born!