Chapter 360 – Cooperation
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN, XRCO, and DeAndreR
“Uncle Noel!” Angelina shouted out in a pleasant surprise.
Noel smiled at her: “My little princess, you don’t have to worry anymore, Master has already received the news, I didn’t expect that I was still one step too late! Luckily you’re alright, if not I would have been chopped up by them!”
Seeing that Angelina was safe and sound, Noel heaved a sigh of relief. Under the Master’s orders, he made haste under the night, and didn’t expect himself to still be one step too late, and became extremely anxious. If something were to have happened to Angelina, he truly would be unable to redeem himself even if he died.
Her taut heart was finally able to relax, Noel was her father’s number one fierce general, he was powerful, and was not inferior to Ba Fu. The reason why Noel was not famous was because he had always been in the army, and never displayed his strength to the public.
Noel’s gaze landed back on Tang Tian, and said: “My Friend, Please show your real face to us.”
Tang Tian seemed to be completely unaware.
Noel grinned, his gaze instantly become fierce: “My Friend, it seems that you are not giving face, then don’t blame I, Noel for being rash!”
Angelina became anxious, she was about to open her mouth, but decided to keep mum. She was extremely curious about the mysterious and powerful swordsman, and after everything that had happened throughout the journey surfaced in her mind, she chose to keep quiet.
Noel took a big stride and rushed towards Tang Tian, opening his five fingers like a palm leaf fan, he grabbed at Tang Tian.
A gloomy low whistling sound enveloped Tang Tian, Noel’s claw was plain and simple, but it gave off a feeling of being unable to escape.
Tang Tian’s body suddenly bent back like bow, his right hand at his chest, was holding the slender rapier, the sword tip aimed at the front.
The light in Noel’s eyes exploded out, the opponent was just executing his sword move, but he could feel an extremely sharp cold sword intent, piercing towards his forehead.
“Good skills!” He praised, his expression was solemn, not changing the stance on his right palm but his body shifted, like an angry tiger pouncing on his food. The most spectacular thing was, the afterimage he had conjured was a fierce tiger ready to pounce.
The silent bellow, poured into Tang Tian’s ears, causing his eardrums to vibrate.
Tang Tian’s state of mind did not undulate at all, his pupils turned cold, the sword in his hands did not even move, but the sword tip seemed to have disappeared, and was left with only half of the blade.
The unprecedented spit sound came out, the top half of the sword blade of the rapier was vibrating at an astonishing frequency, at the same time it disappeared, it spat out like a poisonous snake, the dangerous and cold Qi, drilled into their hearts.
The rapier effortlessly pierced into the palm, accurately striking the tiger’s forehead.
Noel’s body slugged, his palm had a sharp pain, the cold sword intent had pierced into his palm. His face changed, the hairs on his body standing, without thinking, his left hand formed a fist, straight towards Tang Tian.
When he changed to the fist, the tiger form changed, the right palm that was the tiger, condensed all of it’s power into his left fist.
The spirit tiger roared out again, Noel’s left fist, was wrapped with the apparition of a tiger head. With it’s angry gaze, the tiger opened it’s mouth, intending to devour Tang Tian whole. It’s faintly discernible body was formed around Noel’s body, the hazy tiger body, moved smoothly, full of explosive power.
The slender rapier in Tang Tian’s hand disappeared again.
The shrill sound of cutting through the air, changed its soft and reserved demeanor.
Tang Tian was using the rapier like a whip, his elbow dropped, suddenly pulling out from a slanted angle.
The curved rapier accurately struck the tiger’s head, Bang! The tiger’s head immediately crumbled, Noel groaned, his tall and sturdy body flashed suddenly. An extremely dark power flowed into his meridians through the rapier.
The True Power was as thin as a hair, but was extremely dark and dangerous, upon entering his meridians, it was actually going against the flow of his energy.
Noel wanted to force the strange True Power out of his meridians, but realized he was unable to use any True Power in his body at all. The fine True Power was extremely sinister, through any gaps, it would continue to drill deeper.
He was already regretting his moves, and wished to increase the distance to call for a stop.
But, Tang Tian did not seem to have the intention to stop.
Even with the black flame mask, Noel could still feel the ice cold stare from beneath was filled with danger and offense. Noel felt that he had actually sought trouble from nowhere, actually finding trouble with such a person.
He had no choice but to adopt a defensive stance.
The fierce tiger changed once again, in a guarding manner.
Chi chi chi!
The sound of his palm being pierced was very concentrated. This damn swordsman, he is so fast, faster than I thought. Noel only felt that his arms were being put into a hornet’s nest, the rocks and bricks beneath him were all collapsing.
Suddenly, the torrential attacks disappeared.
Noel heaved a sigh of relief, the opponent did not want to take his life, he wanted to speak, but suddenly the True Power that had drilled into his body suddenly moved, causing his face to become pale, his mouth immediately tasted the sweet taste of blood, and he spurted out a mouth of blood.
Angelina was shocked, she shot forward, and held onto the swaying Noel. She turned and screamed in anger: “Why are you so cruel with you actions….”
Her voice abruptly stopped.
The cold shard sword edge, was against her throat, causing her entire body to freeze.
“I can save you, or I can kill you.”
The cold and hoarse voice, was like a bucket of ice water, pouring from head to toe, causing Angelina to be fully awake, she bit tightly on her lips, not saying a word.
Noel knew he messed up, he inhaled deeply, and said: “My Friend, I have no malice towards you.”
“If you had, you would already be dead.”
That was the cold reply to him. Noel’s body shivered, but the sword edge that was extremely pliable swept past him, he felt his body becoming light, all the evil poison True Power sweeping away from his body.
Noel heaved a sigh of relief, and could not help but praise: “My Friend, you have good skills!”
He had been in the army for so long, and was direct and outspoken, his praise for Tang Tian was heartfelt. In the army, only the captain could have him sincerely convinced to concede.
Normal armies did not have slender rapier martial artists, but on the contrary the Fairy Palace had a few. The Court’s swordsmen were the ones who used the slender rapiers. They were the swordsmen who walked and guarded the court, the amount of decorations on their rapiers was far more than its usage capability.
Noel used to look down on these court swordsmen, because he thought they were people who had handsome exteriors but were hollow inside, and were a group of sissies. And the famous court swordsmen, were all beaten up by him before.
It was not the rapiers that were weak, it was the sissies that were useless.
Noel looked at Tang Tian, a face of admiration, and did not even care about his injuries. In the time that he had been in the army, getting injured was as common as having meals, he was used to it, all the minor injuries, were non existent to him.
The rapier in Tang Tian’s hands disappeared.
“My Friend, we need to get right to the point.” Noel was roughed up, although he did not know anything about who Tang Tian was till now. But without question, the mysterious and strong swordsman who saved Angelina, was definitely not by chance.
“My target is Qiu Shan.” Tang Tian found a good reason for himself.
Noel was not someone who easily believed anything, but he did not stupidly question further: “Then we have the same common enemy. I have just reached Fairy City, and am still having difficulty understanding the situation, My Friend, what suggestions do you have?”
Tang Tian did not mind Noel’s guard against him. He did not speak nonsense, and to him, time was most crucial. He did not have any time for the meaningless probings.
“I need to get a few questions sorted, why Ta Dun?” Tang Tian immediately shot the question.
Noel’s face congealed: “That’s right, we have previously discussed that. Before coming here, the army had an armed rebellion, but Master managed to resolve everything, and destroyed all the rebels. Till now, the reason for the uproar is unknown, and the news we have right now is that, the people involved, are the second in line of successor-ship, Kylie, and her family, and a great clan elder, as well as chief imperial guard Ba Fu.”
Angelina hatefully said: “If not for the involvement of Honorable Martial Group, they would not dare do anything. But it is obviously, Honorable Martial Group who have given them their confidence.”
She was getting clearer and clearer on the situation, and had personally experienced it, she could dare confirm, Noel’s words were completely correct.
“I have two questions.” The hoarse and cold voice suddenly rang out.
“Speak.” Noel said generously, the man was mysterious, maybe he had gathered some other information.
“Firstly, what’s Qiu Shan’s goal?”
Noel and Angelina were startled by Tang Tian’s words. Angelina was the first to suddenly realize, that’s right, she actually ignored Honorable Martial Group. Qiu Shan’s involvement was definitely for a reason. With Qiu Shan’s position, an ordinary benefit would definitely not be able to make him move.
So what did the great clan elder and Kylie actually offer?
Or did they sell out Andromeda Constellation?
“Qiu Shan is one of the successor to Honorable Martial Group, to him currently, the most important thing is to be able to raise his own position in the competition. And right now there is friction between Honorable Martial Group and Leo Constellation, and a war is about to break out. If that is the case, Qiu Shan will need some contributions.” Angelina talked to herself, she had somehow grasped the faintly discernible line, and continued to figure it out: “Regular and small contributions are useless to Qiu Shan. So what made him come to Andromeda Constellation at this time, it must definitely be a big scheme. And the first thing he does is to go against Father. Wait, I know!”
Angelina’s eyes shone brightly, her beautiful face was glowing with intellect and light, along with the excitement.
“Father is the captain of Plateau Army, and it is garrisoned at the Orion Starry door, which goes to Orion Constellation. Orion Constellation is Lion King Lei Ang’s firm ally, and is situated behind Leo Constellation. Master had once saved Brother Jin Zhen’s life. Brother Jin Zhen is Orion Constellation’s first in line successor, and is the current Constellation Master’s son, who is deeply loved. Honorable Martial Group is definitely planning to use that. I never thought that, such secret information would have been caught on by the Honorable Martial Group. Yes, Kylie knows too, that’s how! First, they will have to secretly control Andromeda Constellation, then slowly infiltrate Orion Constellation, with a needle secretly at the back of Leo Constellation that will deliver a fatal strike at the crucial moment!”
Angelina kept talking, fear creeping into her eyes.
Noel’s face changed, fear also in his eyes. He had stayed in the army for a long time, and was much more clear and understood more deeply about wars than Angelina. He knew, for something so deep and thoroughly plotted out, it could change the situation currently.
If Qiu Shan really does it….
Noel shivered, but not due to cold. He immediately said: “We must inform Master immediately!”
Tang Tian was surprised, Angelina’s quick thinking surprised him. Regarding the matter, he had roughly guessed about 80 to 90%, other than the fine details in which he did not know.
But to quickly think that far, seems like Angelina was not just a pretty face….
If Angelina knew what Tang Tian was thinking, she would definitely be ashamed to death.
“Second question, is Asda dead or alive?” Tang Tian threw out his second question.
Noel who was just about to run out to deliver the message stopped in his tracks.
Angelina gasped, and stared blankly at Tang Tian.
The faces of the other two, were overwhelmed with shock.