Chapter 256 – Let’s go! The next destination, Lupus Constellation!
Translated by: YX
Edited by: XRCO, Earl, Natsuriayuko and De Andre
Countless bronze mirrors were placed in the large hall. Every mirror was the size of a basin and was placed on top of a frame with the height of a grown man. Every frame had a number, from one to ten thousand. Every mirror was facing the centre of the hall, forming a circular formation.
The tons of mirrors formed into ten thousand dimensions.
Right in the middle of the formation, there was a three metre tall large mirror embedded on the dome of the hall. This large mirror was one of the treasure that the Immortal Martial possessed, called the Reflective Martial Copper Mirror.
Spheres of radiance orbited around the surface of Reflective Martial Copper Mirror. The Mirror radiated rays of bright light. Every ray landed on a bronze mirror that circulated the hall. Then, a name would appear on the surface on the bronze mirror. You could see countless Immortal Martial Disciples drifting back and forth across the mirror formation.
The sound of chatter among the Immortal Martial Disciples rose and fell in succession. It was a mess within the hall.
Number 9928, Fire Crow Executioner, Guo Dong, fell to his demise.
Number 9736, Five Hitmen Squad leader, King Qilin, fell to his demise.
Number 9814, Five Hitmen Squad member, Cavalry, fell to his demise.
Number 9867, Five Hitmen Squad member, Python Blade, fell to his demise.
Number 9889, Five Hitmen Squad member, Old Croc, fell to his demise.
Number 9903, Five Hitmen Squad member, Arctic Fox, fell to his demise.
“Oh my! What is happening? Everyone in the Five Hitmen Squad is now dead?”
“Could it be a war has been waged? Is a war ongoing? Why are so many martial artists on the Heaven Road’s List dead?”
“No, I haven’t finish saying those who are dead!!”
A member blared out: “Numer 9854, Scarecrow Mu Zi, fell to his demise.”
In one month, 7 members of the Heaven Road’s List were dead. When was the last time that happened?
Suddenly, a member suddenly saw the front of its mirror and was left stunned, “Wait a minute! Number 9637, Tang Tian. Where did this guy come from…”
The hall was now dead silent.
The New Army Camp.
The Spirit General standing in front of Tang Tian had a masculine structure and was taller than him by the length of a head. The General looked tall and steady, similar to Ah Mo Li, and had a solemn expression. He had a retro bowl-shaped hair that seemed to float in mid air. He was wielding a scary looking Zanbato.
(Let 斩马刀 be called Zanbato – it is a long single bladed sword with a long handle used to slay calvaries)
Tang Tian mouth was gaping wide as he looked on in amazement at the fierce looking Spirit General. He then said, “Tang Yi? Staff Sergeant?”
Bing replied, “You are the owner of this encampment. Hence, all the Spirit Generals conceived on this encampment are named Tang. Staff Sergeant is his rank. If only he could swallow 3 more cards, that would have been much better.”
“Why?” Tang Tian asked.
“If he had devoured more cards, he would have risen by a rank, to a Master Sergeant. His strength would have been more formidable.” Bing explained: “However, his current strength is not weak either. He is now a Gold Ranked Staff Sergeant!”
Bing was taken by surprise, “The willpower of the Ghost Claw, as expected, he was definitely valiant.”
“Gold Ranked Staff Sergeant?” Tang Tian asked.
“Yes. If you notice his neck, there is an insignia of the Southern Cross Constellation, which is gold in colour. It is rare to see a Gold Ranked Staff Sergeant. They are much stronger than the average Staff Sergeants you see. The encampment has changed drastically. There are a lot of places that I am not familiar with. You can test his strength to see how formidable he is.
At the Testing Ground.
“He is indeed powerful!” Tang Tian eyes sparkled. With each wave of his weapon, Tang Yi unleashed the sound of thunder. His power is formidable.
“He is not bad.” Bing nodded. “His power should be around that of a Rank 8. Although he is not very bright, but he has a staunch willpower and also specializes in a formidable grandmaster grade martial technique. This is why he’s a Gold Ranked Staff Sergeant.”
“Why is it a sword technique?” Tang Tian asked, “Since I practice claw techniques instead.”
“When the 16 devoured Spirit Cards combined together, no one could know what the martial technique that will be conceived would be.” Bing explained: “Hence, not a lot of people would have done the way you did it because the chances of obtaining the power of a Spirit Card that suits you is very low. We do not lack Spirit Generals and that should be good news to you. To have Tang Yi at your side, I am definitely relaxed. To possess a grandmaster grade sword technique and in the realms of the rank of eight, he is much more skillful than you. In addition, you will never need to doubt his loyalty to you.
“That is good!” Tang Tian said in excitement.
“Let’s not waste time. We should rush to Southern Cross Constellation,” Bing shouted. “Leave Three Spirits City to me.”
“Sure!” Tang Tian nodded fervently.
Tang Tian discovered that he did not need to go to a shop to find Purple Gold Grade Spirit Cards. There were people residing in the Honorable Martial Group that were selling them. They accepted Star Coins too. Tang Tian bought 2 Spirit Cards, one was the [Air Shield Strike technique], the other was the [Wind Concealment] technique.
These two Purple Gold Ranked Spirit Cards costed Tang Tian 500 million.
Both cards were peripheral martial techniques. Shield Type Techniques were normally peripheral in nature since only people from the Scutum Constellation practiced them. As for the Wind Concealment, it was an effective technique that helped control your breathing, and its output was extremely good, but it exhausted True Power very quickly. It was normally not recommended for those Ranked 6 and below to use it. As a person increased in rank, he would be able to master a better and a larger variety of Martial Techniques.
500 million worth of Purple Gold Grade Spirit Cards is certainly not cheap. But to Tang Tian, these two cards are suited for him. He wielded the Blood Rush Shield, which was a large killing weapon but had no knowledge in shield type techniques.The Air Shield Strike technique should help him with that. The Wind Concealment technique was also what Tang Tian needed.
The seller already treated Tang Tian as the god of fortune, since he was willing to splurge 500 million on 2 Spirit Cards, he was surely considered wealthy beyond measures. Tang Tian also bought a pile of Star Rocks. He also intended to buy a Gold Treasure but decided not to after looking at the price.
He only saw a piece of Gold Treasure. But its price reminded Tang Tian that he was still considered poor despite the fortune he had.
Hence, he went in search of a person that was poorer than him, “Brother Wu, I got a business idea. Are you interested?”
Once Wu Gang heard that there was a business opportunity, he blurted out excitedly: “Yes yes, Brother Tang’s business is my business too! That is without question!”
Tang Tian explained: “No, this is not my business. It is the business of the Mo Family from the Ink City. The other party is the Blood Weapons Group. The Mo Family is willing to spend 500 million to defeat the Blood Weapons Group. I just had a fight with the Blood Weapons Group and killed of one of their members called Scarecrow.”
“Scarecrow!” Wu Guang was shocked, “He is a fighter on the Heaven Road’s List! You should behave yourself. Having left only a few days ago and you have already killed a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist. Why do I feel that your killer instinct is so much stronger than mine.”
Tang Tian replied, “There’s nothing I can do. It was Scarecrow who wanted to find trouble with me.”
“How did the Blood Weapons Group have a Heaven Road’s List martial artist in their ranks?” Wu Guang asked solemnly.
“I think they are related to the Onyx Soul. They invented a new form of mechanical weapon that Uncle Bing said was very powerful.” Tang Tian replied.
“It isn’t t common for Bing to say something is powerful.” Wu Guang agreed, “I will do a background check on them. Don’t worry Brother Tang. The bad blood between the group and you shall also be my business! However, since it is the Mo Family who is giving the bounty, then I shall not charge any less.”
“They are local strongmen.” Tang Tian nodded in agreement.
Wu Guang laughed: “I shall handle the rest. I will send my man to talk to the Mo Family.”
“That’s great!” Tang Tian smiled. He was only responsible to link up the Mo Family and Wu Guang. The rest was up to them to decide on the next course of action.
After returning to the Xie Village, Tang Tian was generous in giving Ling Xu and Crane 200 million of Star Coins each.
“This is earned from selling the Corvus Gold. It is also reward for your hard work.” Tang Tian told them. And with a forceful and slightly arrogant tone, he added, “If you want any Spirit Cards or star treasures, don’t hesitate and just tell me.”
Ling Xu shaked his head, “I am not interested in other forms of martial techniques and also in star treasures.”
Crane replied: “I want to propel the Crane Sect Martial Technique to fame, but I do not require any star treasures.” Crane was wielding a Crane Blade, which was a Gold Ranked Star Treasure. Crane was not even able to unleash the full power of the Crane Blade. That was why he did not want to shift his focus to other star treasures.
“Mr. Perfect” who held billions of Star Coins to sleep everyday, what was a puny hundreds of millions of Star Coins to him? (I’m assuming this is sarcasm)
Tang Tian was disappointed when he saw the lack of reaction from both of them after receiving the money. He expected something more.
“Hey, what a powerful Spirit General you are!” Crane smiled while giving a glance at Tang Yi.
Ling Xu also glanced at Tang Yi, who was wielding the Zanbato that was the size of a large wooden door. He had a fearsome aura. Ling Xu then said, “Tang Tian, why don’t you let Tang Yi and I have a sparring match?”
“Are you sure? Tang Yi’s strength is formidable!” Tang Tian said.
“I am more scared that he isn’t as strong as you said he is!” Ling Xu licked his lips in gratifaction.
“No problem! Tang Yi, you need to teach him a lesson on how formidable you are.” Tang Tian smirked.
Tang Yi suddenly took a step forward and wielded his long blade.
Once Tang Yi unleashed his blade, everyone’s expression changed. Crane was stunned beyond disbelief: “Grandmaster Grade!”
Tang Yi’s blade looked ordinary in appearance beside the slight radiance that it emitted. With just a wave of his blade, the Pointed Sea Spear in the sky disappeared. His bold and tyrannical aura began engulfing the air around them.
Within that blade technique, Tang Yi was able to moderate his breath efficiently. This must be a Grandmaster Grade blade technique, without a doubt.
Tang Yi’s blade technique could only be explained in two words – Oppressive and tyrannical.
It was truly oppressive and tyrannical!
Ling Xu was completely overwhelmed, His spear technique was normally the unreasonable bully, but he actually met an even more unreasonable power. No matter if it was the rank or attainments in martial techniques, Tang Yi was better than him, causing Ling Xu to be pressured entirely.
Xie Qing was dumbfounded.
It was only a few days since Tang Tian left, and now he possessed such a formidable Spirit General. Where did he get him? Xie Qing had never seen a Spirit General possessing a grandmaster grade blade technique. Even though Xie Qing just inherited the Crypto-Sword Current, his skills were still far from what Tang Yi had achieved.
Xie Qing, you need to work much harder!
Xie Qing clenched his fist tightly. That was the reason why he rejected the invitation from Tang Tian. He knew that the outside world was filled with surprises, but he felt that he was not as smart as the rest of them and hence had always progressed much slower too. He knew that he had to put in much more effort than the rest!
Ling Xu was defeated in an instance without much surprises.
Tang Tian was finally going to bid farewell to Xie Qing.
“We will make a move now! We will pass the Lupus Constellation. If you all have any troubles, Bing will be at Three Spirits City!” Tang Tian waved goodbye to Xie QIng.
Xie Qing looked on at Tang Tian and his gang. He felt a reluctance to part. Without the assistance of Tang Tian and his friends, besides Xie Qing not being able to obtain the Crypto-Sword Current, the village might not have survived.
He shouted at Tang Tian: “Tang Tian, wait for me to master the Crypto-Sword Current. I will find you guys then!”
Tang Tian let out a bright smile and waved passionately at him as the silver chariot rose up into the sky.
Xie Qing looked in a daze as the silver chariot slowly disappeared into the sky. In his heart, he secretly told his inner self.
Tang Tian, I am unable to help you guys now due to my lack of skills. But in the future, after mastering my sword technique, I would definitely be able to assist you all!
Tang Tian, this is my oath to you!