Chapter 180 – Bu Zhou Mountain
Translated by: Ting
Edited by: TranslationNations, Leo and De Andre
When Tang Tian walked out of the room, the sunlight outside made him stop in his tracks. He quietly stood there, bathed in the sunlight, and experienced indescribable wistfulness.
The path of cultivation pursued power, pursued strengthening, but in the end, it all boiled down to the pursuit of self-perfection, humanity’s innermost desire of progression.
This type of drive was akin to the hundreds of millions of Stars in the Heaven’s Road, eternal forever, from the day humans were born, it had already existed.
What a truly beautiful world.
Tang Tian’s eyes shone with heartfelt joy and happiness.
Ling Xu who was carrying his silver spear and walking into the yard with his head hung low, incidentally raised his head to see Tang Tian with his head tilted slightly upwards in the sunlight, and he involuntarily shuddered, with a face of shock. Tang Tian, in the sunlight, seemed to be merged in the sun, although he was within close reach, he could not feel Tang Tian’s breath.
Tang Tian suddenly came to his senses, and woke up from the magical state just now, he instantly noticed Ling Xu’s existence, and broke into a wide smile, “Little Xu Xu, I’m level six now oh, you must work harder, lad!”
Ling Xu came back to his senses and resumed his usual demeanour, the orangey-red eyes had a pulse of flame, and snorted, “Lose to you? Dream on!”
After which he turned and walked out.
He had decided to spend the day doing extra training.
When Tang Tian appeared before the crowd, Di Heng Zhan was the first to detect Tang Tian’s change, his thick brows twitched, he instantly stood up, and asked almost in disbelief, “Has Master Tang managed to breakthrough?”
Master Tang… …
Tang Tian halted in his steps, this address made his entire body have goosebumps, he tried to beat around the bush, “Just calling me Ah Tian will do! Erm, uhh, I just broke through level six.”
“It’s better to address you as Master Tang.” Di Heng Zhan was insistent. He dared not call him Ah Tian, for the Princess’ teacher must be well-respected. He was full of surprise, “Is Master Tang aged over 25? Being able to enter level six at such a young age, really puts us all to shame.”
Gu Xue’s eyes curved, and tried to hold her laughter.
Tang Tian replied honestly, “I’m 17 this year.”
Di Heng Zhan’s expression froze on his face, and a few others as well. Those who only heard that a formidable lad was the Princess’s teacher, but after this conversation, they were all astounded.
Level six at seventeen years of age… …
The glances they casted at Tang Tian were akin to looking at a monster. To enter level six at age seventeen, what was he if not a monster?
And to think that such a monster still had the silver armor and double blood meridians, everyone was aghast, the entire hall even rang with a silent gasp.
The gazes converged on Tang Tian, instantly changing from curiosity, scouting, to fear and respect.
No wonder he could become Princess Ming Zhu’s teacher… …
Everyone’s mind was put at ease.
Princess Ming Zhu’s eyes were bright, a 17-year-old level six was really rare. However, upon thinking of the impending adventure, her eyes shone even more, and her heart was filled with much expectation.
Once the party was over, the little girl started to plan for the adventure trip.
As to what he promised earlier, Tang Tian was very cool about it, “Where do you want to go?”
“Bu Zhou Mountain.” The little girl cheered loudly, and jumped with excitement. Di Heng Zhan and Qing Luan at the side looked at each other helplessly. When they first found out that the Princess had sneaked out, they were extremely anxious. Yet they did not dare to make a commotion, and searched along the way, luckily, they found the Princess soon after.
“Bu Zhou Mountain?” Gu Xue’s expression was slightly odd.
“You know this place?” Tang Tian was curious, “Anything special?”
“Mmm.” Gu Xue nodded, her expression grim, “That’s a rather spooky place. Bu Zhou Mountain is huge, every night, there will be weird noises, no one knew where the noise came from. There used to be a rumour that there’s an expert living in seclusion on Bu Zhou Mountain, this rumour has been spreading for a very long time. There also used to be someone who wanted to explore Bu Zhou Mountain, but there will always be people who go missing in there, very dangerous.”
Tang Tian turned over, and asked the little girl in wonder, “What makes you want to explore this place?”
“This is one of the biggest discoveries!” The little girl raised her head, and proudly said, “Once, I accidentally came across the records of Bu Zhou Mountain in a travel book. The person who wrote the book had personally explored Bu Zhou Mountain, and wrote about many interesting happenings inside. He suspected that there could be Treasures in there. He even searched massively for information. In history, there was once a formidable expert who lived in seclusion there. And that expert was emotionally hurt, thus he would wail sadly every night. The name of Bu Zhou Mountain, was given by him.”
“There’s Treasures?” Tang Tian was piqued.
“Umm, very likely. Because this martial artist had no students, so he lived his whole life alone there.” The little girl was very well-prepared, “I have been wanting to explore Bu Zhou Mountain, you never know, there might be Treasures hidden inside!”
When she spoke about it, her face was full of yearning.
“When do we set off?” Tang Tian asked impatiently. He just broke through level six, and he wanted to show off his powers.
Tang Tian and gang, came to the foot of a towering mountain. The mountain was bare, full of rocks, overgrown with weeds and shrubs, and seemed extremely barren, not in the least beautiful.
“This is Bu Zhou Mountain?” Tang Tian was curious, this huge mountain, from afar, did not seem in the least odd. He bent and picked up a brown stone from the ground, the stone was heavy, and extremely hard. But what aroused Tang Tian’s attention was, this rock, could actually slightly stir the True Power in his body.
Tang Tian was stirred, “This stone is odd!”
The others also picked up brown stones and held them in their hands, Ling Xu and the rest, all had slight changes in expression. Everyone’s gazes were cast on the huge mountain before them, and their expressions were bad. Especially Di Heng Zhan and Qing Luan, looks of hesitation instantly surfaced.
“Missy, there’s something weird here!”
Di Heng Zhan was still trying his best to the end.
The little girl pouted, “If there’s nothing weird, what exploring would we do?” She paused, and continued, “This type of brown stone is known as Brown Muscovite, but their quality are all average. Brown Muscovites of good quality are almost half-transparent, and are extremely pricey. Sister Xue, there might even be Brown Muscovites mines here!”
Gu Xue was suddenly interested, pure Brown Muscovites were extremely pricey. If they have a mine producing good quality Brown Muscovites, then the Gu Family would never be in need of money again. Most importantly, Bu Zhou Mountain was ownerless, this place did not belong to any clans.
“If it’s true, then it’s really awesome.” Gu Xue smiled, “If we could really find it, that would be due to everyone’s efforts, and everyone could have a share.”
The little girl was surprised. Gu Xue’s background was far worse than her, but Gu Xue’s intelligence made the little girl astonished. The little girl has seen all kinds of plots and wrangles, and was extremely sensitive to such areas. If there was really a mine of Brown Muscovites, of everyone present, only the Gu Family had the ability to develop it. Because only local forces, like Gu Family, had the ability to mine. And everyone would not fight with Gu Xue, on account of Tang Tian.
Besides, with the wealth of Wu Hou government, a mere Brown Muscovites mine was peanuts to the little girl. Yet Gu Xue could personally propose it first, which made the little girl feel extremely commendable.
“Thanks Sister Xue.” The little girl smiled sweetly.
Di Heng Zhan was aroused, he was different from Qing Luan. Qing Luan was an orphan since young, and was considered a true member of the establishment, thus monetary issues did not mean anything to her, while Di Heng Zhan had his own clan, so his unavoidable duty was to let his clan lead a better life.
The clan has immense need for money as well. If they could develop a stable source of income, it would be great news to the clan. However, he was amazed by Gu Xue’s hospitality too, if it was mentioned by those old fogeys who were well-versed in worldly matters, he would not have been so surprised. But Gu Xue was so young, yet she was so seasoned, the future of Gu Family, will be great!
Di Heng Zhan laughed, “Then we must find it! Even I am hooked.”
Only Ling Xu seemed uninterested, he carried his silver spear on his shoulders, a face of displeasure. Actually, he had no wish to come along, for Tang Tian’s breakthrough to level six made him extra stressed, thus these few days he has been training hard.
At this time, to go on an adventure with a little girl was such a waste of time!
But Tang Tian insisted that he came along, and he was rather helpless towards Tang Tian’s antics. This fellow was an unscrupulous bastard, to make mischief during one’s training was definitely more than possible.
“Hmm?” Ling Xu’s gaze was suddenly transfixed.
Everyone was attracted by Ling Xu’s exclamation, and turned around. Ling Xu has already carried his silver spear and walked straight towards a patch of thick shrub, that shrub seemed perfectly normal, and grew on a steep slope.
Ling Xu had cleared away the shrubs with his silver spear and revealed a flight of abandoned stone steps.
Everyone crowded over.
“Eh, there’s still stone steps here?” Tang Tian was amazed, “Seemed like someone really lived here before, even specially making a flight of stone steps.”
Ling Xu hugged his silver spear and squatted down, carefully inspecting.
Suddenly, his pupils constricted, and said in a deep voice, “This was hacked using a sword.”
Tang Tian was stunned, and moved closer, “Eh, it’s true. This person is so formidable, actually able to hack a flight of stone steps using a sword!”
Visible sword marks could still be seen on the stone steps.
Ling Xu suddenly removed his silver spear, and aimed it the brown stone nearby.
Sparks flew everywhere, and left only a shallow dent the size of a yellowstone.
Everyone gasped, everyone knew very well Ling Xu’s prowess. Even Ling Xu’s face, looked bad, for the solidness of the brown stone, was far more than he imagined. To be able to hack step by step using a sword on such solid brown stones, how challenging it must be.
The martial artist who hacked these stone steps, was far more formidable than every one of them.
As they looked at the rising stone steps in the middle of the shrubs, everyone suddenly realized, this adventure was not so easy as they had thought.