Chapter 274 – Silver Frost and Black Feathers
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: XRCO, Natsuriayuko and De Andre
Ling Xu noticed Crane’s expression, stared intently at him, his palm involuntarily grasping the silver spear tightly.
Crane knew what was that!
Crane’s expression changed, he took a deep breath and nodded his head slowly, “I know this song.”
Ling Xu’s heart jumped immediately, hearing Crane’s confirmation.
“This song is from Aries constellation of The 12 Ecliptic Palaces, Silver Frost Mount’s troop song.” Crane’s expression become dull, exposing a pondering expression, “The 12 Ecliptic Palaces, had its ups and downs, prosperity and honor, decline and disgrace, some disappeared and some were destroyed, but there were those who rose up again. Very few people knew what exactly the 12 Ecliptic palaces were. The 12 ecliptic Palaces, does not only point to 12 constellations, it represents the 12 strongest types of Legacy, 12 long established Legacies.”
“Legacy? Is it a martial technique?” Tang Tian could not resist to ask.
“It can be considered to be.” Crane knew it was complicated, and Tang Tian would definitely not understand, so he continued, “Constellations would be destroyed and disappear, but these legacies, would be passed down.”
“Even the recently established Leo Constellation, although Lion King Lei Ang is famous in the Heaven Road, but in truth very few people know that Lion King Lei Ang succeeded the Leo Constellations legacy. The old Leo Constellation was already destroyed for who knows how long, but when the Leo Constellation Legacy was passed down, it landed in Lei Ang’s hands. Lei Ang has great ambitions and high goals, with his own power, he created a brand new constellation in Heaven Road, which is how the strong Leo Constellation is one of the current 12 Ecliptic Palaces today. In this way, any undertaking that is placed in any generation would become the top amongst the rest. But for Aries Constellation, it is slightly different.”
No one would have thought that Crane would start on the topic of history, but they were still deeply absorbed into Crane’s stories.
“I have to say, when I saw the records, I always felt that Aries Constellation was a weird constellation. Aries Constellation had always been very strong, but, they had never been a Heaven Road Overlord. This was related to their philosophy, they firmly believed in the axiom of justice, so every generation of the Masters in Aries were all righteous and benevolent people. Although the Masters of Aries were always the weakest in the 12 Ecliptic Palaces, the weird thing was weird, no one looked down on Aries Constellation, and that was because the Guardians of the Aries Constellation were the Silver Frost Mounts.”
Ling Xu’s breath suddenly quickened.
Crane glanced at Ling Xu, and continued, “Silver Frost Mounts, donned silver armor and silver spears, rode on Sword horned Snow sheep. They were the strongest army in every generation. The history of the Silver Frost Mounts was as long as the Aries Constellation itself, and they should be the true successors of the Aries Constellation legacy. Until now, the Silver Frost Mounts had produced 296 spear saints. Spears from Aries, this phrase had been used in every generation, and was never wrong.”
Tang Tian and Ling Xu’s mouth and eyes were wide open.
Spear saints, were an honored position, whichever generation it was in, the number of them could be counted with one hand. Who knew that the term “Spear Saint” would actually be given to over a hundred people.
An oppressive feeling choked everyone of them.
Crane exposed a bitter smile, and waved his head, “Very scary right! The Silver Frost Mounts ruled that only spear saints had the qualifications to lead the troops. The generation in which the silver frost mounts were the strongest, they actually had nine spear saints! In the history of Aries Constellation, before 300 years ago, they were hailed as the [Silver Frost Generation].”
Everyone were flabbergasted, and could not say anything.
“But 300 years ago, there was finally a change.”
“What change?” Ling Xu asked anxiously.
“Roughly around 300 years ago, two spear geniuses appeared in the Silver Frost Mount. Gu Nan and Lian Yu, both of them were outstanding geniuses, and since birth, they were as close as brothers. The future master to wield the power of the Silver Frost Mounts, everyone always thought it would be contested between the two of them. But Life is always unfair, in one of the missions, Gu Nan died, and his body was not found. Lian Yu became the master of the Silver Frost Mounts in the end, and three years later, the Master of Aries Constellation Sang Ming Kong died of an illness, and his barely 19 years old son became the Master of Aries Constellation. Since that went against the tradition of the Aries Constellation, it caused many people of the Silver Frost Mounts to be unhappy. Two years later, Aries Constellation had a war with another constellation, and the Silver Frost Mounts were caught in an ambush, resulting in the destruction of their army. Lian Yu was sorrowful, but decided to set up a new army, called the Black Feathers Mount. 46 years later, Lian Yu became sick. Three months before he passed away, the Sang family place broke out in fire, and no one escaped. Six months later, Lian Yu’s son Lian Yong Cheng, was pushed to be the master of Aries Constellation.”
“Lian Yu was very ambitious, and his spear techniques far exceeded ordinary saints. For the sake of weakening Aries Constellations legacy power, he created the [Black Feathers Spirit Subduing Spear], which became Black Feathers Mount’s legacy, and Silver Frost Mount’s legacy slowly disappeared. After him, Aries Constellation entered the [Black Feathers Generation], and the current Aries Constellation is under the hands of Lian Yu’s descendants. In the [Black Feathers Generation], Aries Constellation became more vicious, with rapid growth, and is currently one of the strongest Constellations. Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, it is now ranked third.”
Seeing Ling Xu’s pale face, Crane sighed, “Ling Xu, if I did not guess wrong, you are possibly from Gu Nan’s lineage. At that time when I was reading the records, I suspected that Gu Nan did not die. Since this is so, your Pointed Sea Spears could possibly be Aries Constellation [Aries Spears of Stars].”
“Aries Spear of Stars?” Ling Xu was stunned, and he suddenly turned to Bing.
Bing had said that name before.
Bing’s voice came out from Sky Tiger, “That’s right. In my time, the Aries Spear of Stars was the Aries Constellations strongest martial technique.”
“I think your teacher changed its name in hopes that you do not attract the attention of Aries Constellation.” Crane spoke gently, “Lian Yu purged all of Silver Frost Generation’s scars and traces. And because the damage was too severe, Aries Constellation spent a long time recovering. Although the it has already been 300 years after Lian Yu, I feel that the Lian family descendants are all guarded against the Aries Spear of Stars, and would never overlook anything. So your teacher changed it to Pointed Sea Spears. But there is also the possibility that your teacher does not know anything, Gu Nan had been gone for so long, Aries Spear of Stars, this name, would only provoke more murders and disasters.
“Why didn’t Gu Nan take revenge?” Tang Tian did not understand: “That Lian Yu Definitely did something.”
“Who knows.” Crane sighed: “Maybe he suffered an injury, Lian Yu’s was meticulous in his plans, and once he set them in motion, it was difficult to escape from them.”
Ling Xu was shocked.
He had never thought that his own Pointed Sea Spears would have such a connection with the current Aries Constellation, and with such a deep blood feud and vengeance, his teacher had never spoke to him about it before.
“Little Xu Xu.” Tang Tian looked at Ling Xu with a worried look.
Ling Xu regained his senses, the shock on his face disappeared, and he recovered his determined look: “I do not know If what I am training is the Aries Spear of Stars. Whatever history it was, it has no connection to me. My goal is to personally destroy that traitor, and seek revenge for teacher.”
Tang Tian immediately patted his chest, “Relax, Little Xu Xu, Crane and I will definitely help you!”
“I know of your good intentions.” Ling Xu shook his head, “But, I must be the one to personally finish him off! Using the silver spear in my hands, using the Pointed Sea Spears my teacher taught me, I will destroy him!”
His expression was determined.
“Let me be your training partner!” Tang Tian raised his hands excitedly.
Ling Xu’s face contracted, after being slammed in the face with Tang Tian’s shield, he still had some lingering fear, and awkwardly replied, “It’s ok, Tang Yi is enough.”
“Then what do we do now?” Crane looked at them, and waved his hand, “I am afraid we cannot meet the timing for the second wave of sneak attack!”
Bing prudently replied, “No matter, we will find another chance.”
Tang Tian’s face displayed a excited look, “No! We will not do anymore sneak attacks! Change it to a direct attack! We have become stronger, and don’t need to sneak around anymore, let us straight go up front to them and fight! That is more fun!”
“What about your eyes?” Ling Xu was worried about him, he was moved by Tang Tian’s brave suggestion, as he could clearly feel himself becoming stronger, but how strong he was, he needed to test it out in a real fight.
Tang Tian was extremely pleased, “Hey, I thought of something, I will wear an eyepatch over my right eye, so I will not be influenced by it!”
Crane did not object, “Everyone sit down and recover your True Power, we will move out in 2 hours.”
Yu Shun’s green expression showed how badly they suffered. In such a short exchange, they had lost 16 men, 7 who were heavily injured. That was roughly ⅕ of their strength. While the opponents did not have any losses.
“Who exactly were those guys?” Shui Cheng’s sharp voice asked, a thread of fear could be heard. The black robed young swordsman who exchanged swords with him, did not even unsheathe his sword from start to end, and could suppress him to the point he was already gasping for breath.
“The spirit general who used the blade, his blade technique is most probably grandmaster grade.” Yong Qiu’s face congealed.
Both of them shuddered.
Yu Shun’s face changed, “You guys did not see wrongly?”
Yong Qiu laughed bitterly, “With me and Feng Chou fighting together, we had no way of suppressing it, with this kind of rank eight spirit general, other than a grandmaster martial technique, I don’t know where else it got its power from.”
Yu Shuns heart jumped, for a spirit general to have grandmaster martial technique, it was the most terrible news to them. A Gold spirit card was already extremely expensive, and a grandmaster spirit card was basically too exorbitant a price which they could never afford. Grandmaster spirit card, meant that a martial artist who had a grandmaster martial technique created the spirit card, and far exceeded the existence of gold ranked spirit cards.
A grandmaster spirit general card, was the most perfect martial technique spirit card.
Very few people would actually summon the spirit general from the grandmaster spirit card as it was too extravagant!
The martial technique contained in a grandmaster spirit card was a grandmaster grade which was meant to be learnt, so it was extremely expensive!
“Could it be from the clan union?” Shui Cheng asked.
“From the start, it only used one blade technique.” Yong Qiu shook his head, “Although the spirit generals of the Clan Union are strong, this spirit general was using another type of strength. They usually have a few different martial techniques.”
Shui Cheng sighed, amongst the three, Yong Qiu was the most familiar with spirit generals.
Yu Shun decided to call the discussion off, “I will take guard tonight! Everyone have a good rest!”
Shui Cheng shook his head, “Let me guard, my hearing power is the best.”
Yu Shun nodded, “That’s good!”
The three of them realized, this fight was bound to be much more difficult than they had imagined.