Chapter 252 – The gains of victory
Translated by: YX
Edited by: XRCO, Earl, Natsuriayuko and De Andre
A flash of a green shadow flew past and crashed into the wall with a loud thud.
A countless amount of cracks appeared and were spreading across his body. The impact also caused the walls to shatter. The sight of it was magnificent. The green from the grass liquid and the red from his flesh blood splattered across the entire wall.
Tang Tian panted coarsely. The Thousand Crane Clones Converging Slay coupled with the explosive burst was almost more than he could handle., and he could only hold himself there gasping for breath.
The warehouse was in a mess.
The floor, pillars and walls were all covered by minute needles. The sight of it was terrifying. Even Sai Lei’s body was covered in tiny holes
Mo Wei Tian and Mo Leng stood dumbfounded as they saw Scarecrow’s body hanging lifelessly among the cracks on the wall.
“He he he….” Mo Wei Tian felt that his tongue was numb.
“He is dead.” Tang Tian panted coarsely again while keeping his Blood Rush Shield. Fortunately He had the shield on hand, if not, he would have been in deep trouble. The Fire Scythe Ghost Claw was sharp and it was powerful, but this mechanical weapon was not suitable for defence. Tang Tian regretted that he did not strike Scarecrow immediately when he appeared, even allowing Scarecrow to converse with him. Had he struck him early, they would not have ended in such a state.
He did not know that the force of impact on Mo Wei Tian and the rest was very powerful.
Scarecrow was one of the strongest fighters on the Heavens Road List. Though the Mo family was hailed as the mechanic aristocratic family, they were nothing but troublemakers and they did not possess a single Heavens Road List fighter, only members who had similar names to those fighters on the List. Whenever the Mo family needed help, they would seek help from others. Those that would reach out to help them did it as only a sign of respect.
The aristocratic clan sounded well regarded. But to the millions and millions of stars on the Heaven Road, there were countless other aristocratic clans.
But for the Heaven Road List martial artists, they are the first 10,000 on the Heavens Road List!
In Mo Wei Tian’s eyes, fighters on the Heaven Road List were highly regarded. That was why when Scarecrow appeared, one can well imagine that Mo Wei Tian was shocked. But to witness the demise of a Heavens Road List fighter in front of them, he was left bewildered.
As Tang Tian absorbed the experience of what had transpired over the battle, he looked down at Sai Lei and felt at peace since she was not injured. He then remembered the 3 bronze beasts that were summoned.
The 3 bronze beasts credits did not go unnoticed after their victorious win.
The bronze mountain goat was there dragging his hoofs and the bronze squirrel looked in amazement at the damage sustained by his big tail. The bronze turtle slowly crawled his way out from a thick pile of grass.
Suddenly, YaYa appeared out of the blue and started charging towards the 3 bronze beasts.
The mountain goat turned his body around, arched his back, and lowered its horns as it prepared its battle stance.
The squirrel shifted its attention towards YaYa. But once he saw YaYa, it then stared in astonishment.
And the turtle slowly made his way out of the grass pile.
YaYa kept moving the small flag that was placed on his butt while letting out squeaking sound repeatedly. Using its small hand, YaYa kept gesticulating.
“YaYa!” Sai Lai shouted in amazement. She had recovered from the shock during the battle with Scarecrow.
Hearing Sai Lai shouts, YaYa turned its head towards Sai Lei and began charging towards her. The small flag on her butt kept waving back and forth as it ran.
Tang Tian pointed at the 3 bronze beasts and asked Sai Lei, “What are these 3 beasts?”
“Mechanical beasts.” Sai Lai replied as she kept kneading and pinching YaYas cheeks. “They are mechanical beasts that are infused with martial spirits. Can’t you tell?”
Tang Tian was astonished, “Even mechanical beast can have martial spirit in them?”
“Why not?” Sai Lei replied. After witnessing the battle performance of the 3 beasts, Sai Lei was proud of her creation, “How are they? Not too shabby right! That time I was bored and had the time to come out with these creations. Mountain goat is the smartest but loves combat. Turtle was the laziest and Squirrel was always bewildered. Since I am alone most of the time, having the companionship of these 3 beasts could soothe my boredom.”
Mo Leng listened intently at Sai Lei and could not resist to reply: “This type of mechanical beast is far superior to the average mechanical beasts! They are definitely able to beat the current generation of mechanical beasts!”
Sai Lei replied proudly, “Of course! Sai Lei’s goal is to become the world’s greatest machine engineer!”
She suddenly realized it was Mo Leng grandmaster who was talking to her. It’s all over! How could she have sputtered those claims with such arrogance in front of a grandmaster.
It was all Tang Tian’s fault.
She blamed it on Tang Tian’s influence after being with him for so long.
Tang Tian did not know that Sai Lei was secretly berating him for her misstep. He had just brought Scarecrow down from the wall. Scarecrow’s silver aquarius cabinet was smaller than the one Tang Tian had. Inside the cabinet was a mess. Tang Tian did not look closely what was inside the cabinet as his attention was fixated on another item that was on Scarecrow.
It was a silver medal that was engraved with the word ‘Pictor’.
Tang Tian recognized this drawing. It was the Pictor Constellation!
Tang Tian held onto the silver tightly and infused True Power into it. A smile soon appeared on his face.
[Scrawled Silver Hand]. It was a silver treasure from Pictor Constellation.
When Tang Tian infused True Power into the silver medal, his entire True Power seemed much easier to control. It allowed him to use his True Power in ways he previously was not able to do. This silver medal seemed to be hiding an invisible hand that allowed for unrestrained control over True Power. No wonder Scarecrow was able to control the grass blades and also complicated transformation of the True Power. It was all due to the [Scrawled Silver Hand].
The only weakness was that the medal required True Power infused into it before it could work.
There’s no doubt of the functionality of the Scrawled Silver Hand, but during normal training, it was of no use since it would make one overly reliant on it. Just after wielding it for a short while, Tang Tian was already attracted to its power.
But Tang Tian was quick to recover to his senses and was aware of the dangers accompanied with the Scrawled Silver Hand.
“Never did I think that, little brother is also a Heaven Road Grade martial artist. I apologize for disrespecting you!” Mo Wei Tian apologized.
“You are too polite!” Tang Tian beamed at the compliment showered on him.
Mo Wei Tian felt as eased and was amazed as it was his first time meeting a fighter featured in the Heaven Road List. Furthermore, Tang Tian was of such young age. His future was bright.
Mo Wei Tian’s mind was instantly stirred. Mechanic aristocratic clans had enormous financial resources, their popularity were low, which made them unable to attract fighters from the Heaven Road List. After all, the Mo family mechanical technique did not fall too far behind and were hailed as the aristocratic clan. But when compared to the entire Heaven Road, they were of no match to the more superior fighters that were out there.
Mechanics was a small circle.
But to be able to control the Mo family, Mo Wei Tian was naturally not a simple man. The mechanical spirit weapon could one day transform the awkward situation that the mechanic technique was suffering from.
The combination of a machine grandmaster engineer brimming with talent and a fighter from the Heaven Road List was formidable.
Reminiscing the battle just now. Mo Wei Tian was astonished when he realized it was the immature looking youth that took on the leadership role during the phases of the fights.
Sai Lai did not mass produce mechanic spirits, hence there was no conflict between Mo Family and her.
Mo Wei Tian was already starting to ponder how to make it up to Sai Lei and Tang Tian. The first thing he thought of was money. Since before the fight with Scarecrow, Mo Wei Tian felt that both of them was lacking in money. Though the Mo family influence was weak due to its presence in the mechanic aristocratic clan, but they had a formidable strength, which was that they had loads of money.
Mechanic aristocrat clans had various connections to sources of resources. Even though the combat power of their mechanical beasts was low, they had a knack at mining resources. Though the clan did sell mechanical weapons, they made little money from it since it was mainly used to maintain their reputation in the Heaven Road. The harvest of mineral resources was the actual reason why the mechanic aristocrat clan was wealthy.
Mo Wei Tian was more than willing to offer generous amount of money to Tang Tian and Sai Lei as he could see the enormous potential that both of them possessed.
But, how should I give it to them?
Mo Wei Tian felt awkward even though he had cooperated with them just now and had reach an agreement. Only a little while had past since then and he had already failed to come out with an excuse to give them the money.
Had Tang Tian known what Mo Wei Tian was thinking of, Tang Tian would have dashed out to him with open palms.
Unfortunately, Tang Tian did not know.
“Why did this guy wanted to pick a fight with us?” Tang Tian pointed at the lifeless Scarecrow and asked.
Mo Wei Tian did not hesitate, “Because he is one of the Blood Armor Clan members.”
Mo Wei Tian explained to Tang Tian the full details of Blood Armor Clan and their clan’s objectives. Without a doubt, Mo Wei Tian was now completely siding with Tang Tian. This was because Blood Armor Clan had rules that were much harsher than what Tang Tian’s group had and Tang Tian was also a fighter on the Heaven Road List!
Losing Scarecrow was a great loss for Blood Armor Clan, and the clan will definitely want to seek revenge for his death. For any clan, losing a fighter who is on the Heaven Road List is always a great loss.
Mo Wei Tian then told Tang Tian of his concerns.
Tang Tian told him that once he had successfully delivered the Corvus Gold, Tang Tian would return to the Three Spirits City. He would then continue his journey towards the Southern Cross Constellation in search of Shangguan Qian Hui.
Tang Tian believed that throughout their journey, there was no chance for them to cross paths with the Blood Armor Clan.
Tang Tian reminded Mo Wei Tian, “They won’t vent their anger on you guys instead right.”
Mo Wei Tian let out a loud laughter, “Don’t worry. Although the Mo Family does not have Heaven Road List fighters, we are not easily bullied. Unless the Blood Weapons Group is willing to risk everything. And their clan is also lacking financial resources. So if they were to pick a fight against us, they are bound to lose!”
Tang Tian was filled with envy.
Listen to that heroic spirit Mo Wei Tian had. It sounds so much more impressive to use money to smash enemies to bits than to hack them to death!
When can I reach that level of wealth? Tang Tian eyes shimmered like Star Coins.
Mo Wei Tian then said, “Please come to our residence to stay for 2 nights. The situation involving Zi Yu and Mo Liu was Mo Family’s fault. Do allow us to make amends!”
Mo Leng replied, “Though we Mo Family have some secret techniques used in our mechanical weapons, they are still no match to Miss Sai Lei’s. But if Sai Lei is interested, she is welcome to browse over our weapons collection.”
Mo Wei Tian was surprised since Mo Leng seldom spoke. What an ingenious plan by Mo Leng.
Sai Lei, after listening to Mo Leng’s offer, was filled with joy. She turned her head slowly to look at Tang Tian, hoping to get his approval.
Tang Tian smiled: “Sorry to disturb you then!”
“No worries!” Mo Wei Tian replied hastily as he beamed with happiness.
“Let’s make our way back.”
Tang Tian lifted the dead Scarecrow on his back. As he walked towards the door, he let out a chilling stare as his killer instinct acted up.
He wanted to show the Blood Weapons Group, what he was capable of.