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    Thanks!

    Curious - (or is this a slip up on the part of the author?):

    The Little Old Man said, Butterfly sharks were super abundant ten million years ago, but recently extinct.

    In the old days, the west believed the earth was a few thousands years old.
    Did the Chinese already knew the earth was millions of years old then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycb5959 View Post
    Thanks!

    Curious - (or is this a slip up on the part of the author?):

    The Little Old Man said, Butterfly sharks were super abundant ten million years ago, but recently extinct.

    In the old days, the west believed the earth was a few thousands years old.
    Did the Chinese already knew the earth was millions of years old then?
    Most probably so. In their legends, the Jade Emperor cultivate his Tao on the Bright and Fragrant Cliff. After 1,750 kalpas, each kalpa lasting for 129,600 years, he attained Golden Immortality. After another one hundred million years of cultivation, he finally became the Jade Emperor (using the given figures, this period before his becoming the Jade Emperor lasted for a total of about 326,800,000 years.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace High View Post
    Most probably so. In their legends, the Jade Emperor cultivate his Tao on the Bright and Fragrant Cliff. After 1,750 kalpas, each kalpa lasting for 129,600 years, he attained Golden Immortality. After another one hundred million years of cultivation, he finally became the Jade Emperor (using the given figures, this period before his becoming the Jade Emperor lasted for a total of about 326,800,000 years.)
    Thanks for the interesting tidbit.
    [Earth is supposed to be 4.5 billion years old - 4,500,000,000]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycb5959 View Post
    Thanks for the interesting tidbit.
    [Earth is supposed to be 4.5 billion years old - 4,500,000,000]
    There is another legend regarding how many years the Jade Emperor cultivate his Tao. In that legend, he meditate and passed 3,200 trials, with each trial lasted 3 million years (9.6 billion years in total).

    As such, the concept of the earth was already of millions or even billions of years was already known to the Chinese (more or less).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace High View Post
    There is another legend regarding how many years the Jade Emperor cultivate his Tao. In that legend, he meditate and passed 3,200 trials, with each trial lasted 3 million years (9.6 billion years in total).
    lol - he must have been meditating in empty space as the earth did not exist yet!

    I just don't understand chinese mythology - the Jade Emperor cultivated for so long (I presume, longer than Buddha?).
    Yet in the face of the monkey king (born of stone, less than 500 years old), he was helpless...

    Maybe cultivation has nothing to do with 'power' or 'martial arts' but on spiritual wisdom? To what end then?

    Sorry to hijack this thread. Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycb5959 View Post
    lol - he must have been meditating in empty space as the earth did not exist yet!

    I just don't understand chinese mythology - the Jade Emperor cultivated for so long (I presume, longer than Buddha?).
    Yet in the face of the monkey king (born of stone, less than 500 years old), he was helpless...

    Maybe cultivation has nothing to do with 'power' or 'martial arts' but on spiritual wisdom? To what end then?

    Sorry to hijack this thread. Just curious.
    Hard to say, because the Journey to the West novel itself was not consistent in that regard. Sun Wukong sometimes met enemies stronger than himself and have to request help from others, despite being hyped very much in the earlier chapters.
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    Presumably, whoever came up with the story of the Jade Emperor being helpless in the face of the Monkey King was not the same persons as the guy who came up with the Jade Emperor cultivating for 326.8 million years.

    This is probably the answer to 80% of contradictions in mythology.
    Reverend Rongku prepared himself.

    Suddenly, he toss his hands and screamed: "I am not human! I am an animal!"

    The crowd startled at such a bizarre beginning to the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2Grey View Post
    Presumably, whoever came up with the story of the Jade Emperor being helpless in the face of the Monkey King was not the same persons as the guy who came up with the Jade Emperor cultivating for 326.8 million years.

    This is probably the answer to 80% of contradictions in mythology.
    That's a given since the Journey to the West was written during Ming Dynasty (published 1592) while Jade Emperor's myths probably has been around since at least the 9th century because that's when he became the patron deity of the Chinese imperial family.
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    Foxs, you are translating way too fast! I can't keep up! Keep up the great work!

    Looks like the Old Man is trying to recruit LXF to be a killer.

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    Anh, you are welcome. Ycb, Ace, K2Grey, when I looked at this thread, I was kinda 'wow! so many traffic!' which is unusual, because normally we have only two or three comments. Interesting discussion. The original text was 千万 - ten million / countless. My personal take? This is just a fiction, you should not treat it as scientific article. Sometimes Chinese uses superlative like that, like 'ban shang' - half an afternoon to denote a long time (more than few seconds anyway). Sky, you are absolutely correct. Here is the end of Chapter 7.


    The Little Old Man replied, Only in a life and death crisis would a man display his entire ability; hence I must let him meet all kinds of danger.

    Lu Xiaofeng said, Are you saying that you need to have all kinds of people to plot against him?

    Correct, the Little Old Man replied.

    At last Lu Xiaofeng understood. Those people who plotted against Yue Yang, did you send them out to test him? he asked.

    Thats right, the Little Old Man replied.

    Lu Xiaofeng said, If he did not pass the test, wont he die under those peoples hands?

    The Little Old Man flatly said, If he could not stand all those tests, and then later on he died in a mission, it would be better if he died early, so as to avoid implicating other people.

    Lu Xiaofeng said, That one-eyed old fisherman and that horse-faced man, were they your subordinates?

    The Little Old Man said, They were no more than the shell outside the walnut, the skin outside the fruit. They would never be able to come in contact with the core.

    Your daughter killed them, Lu Xiaofeng said, It was because they revealed their identity in my presence?

    The Little Old Man sighed and said, My daughter is very talented, her only flaw is that she likes to kill people too much.

    What about Minister He? Lu Xiaofeng asked.

    The Little Old Man said, I told you: she is very talented, especially in dealing with men.

    Lu Xiaofeng finally understood. Minister He wanted to kill him, it was only to curry Beef Soups favor.

    The Little Old Man said with a bitter laugh, Its just that this kind of talent is purely an inborn talent; in some places she is not like me at all.

    Lu Xiaofeng said, But her Adaptable Orchid Hand cant be an inborn talent.

    Adaptable Orchid Hand and Bone-transforming Cotton Palm are the same, both require long training where someone must pass on the secret theory behind it. Recently, not only nobody in Jianghu was able to use it, nobody has even seen it either.

    The Little Old Man took a sip of his wine again before replying unhurriedly, Her aptitude in learning martial art is not bad, its just that her strength is a bit too weak; therefore, I only taught her one or two martial art skills.

    Lu Xiaofengs heart was moved, You taught her the Adaptable Orchid Hand? he asked.

    The Little Old Man smiled and said, This martial art skill is not difficult at all. Some people would never master it even if they train forever. But as long as you understand the key, plus a bit of intelligence and patience, you would be able to master it at most for five years.

    Lu Xiaofengs voice cracked, Only five years and she already mastered it?

    The Little Old Man said, In the old days, when the Ruyi Fairy, who was equally famous with Huagu Deity[5], trained this martial art, she only spent three years. My daughter loves leisure and hates hard work, yet she only trained for five years.

    Ruyi Fairy was an unequalled talent of the Wulin world; no matter which school or sects martial art, as long as she saw it twice, she would master it. But when her own daughter practiced this Adaptable Orchid Hand, she spent the whole thirty years, before finally she became both mentally and physically exhausted, threw up some blood, and died. Beef Soup only trained for five years to master it, it could already be considered a wonder.

    Lu Xiaofeng could not help not to ask, When you train this martial art, how long did you take to master it?

    I was a bit quicker, the Little Old Man replied.

    How much quicker? Lu Xiaofeng asked.

    The Little Old Man hesitated, as if he was reluctant to say it; however, Lu Xiaofeng was insistent, he simply must have the answer [orig. smashing an earthenware pot, asking to the end].

    Finally the Little Old Man laughed and said, It took me only three months.

    Lu Xiaofeng stared at him blankly.

    The Bone-transforming Cotton Palm is a lot harder, the Little Old Man said, I had to train for more than a year before mastering it somewhat. Finger Blade and Hazy Strength Skill are not easy either. As for those martial art that rely on style variation to score a victory, all of those are no more than cheap trick that the children use.

    He played down his achievements, but Lu Xiaofeng listened to him with his eyes opened wide and his jaw dropped.

    If a man was really proficient in those martial arts, it was indeed a miracle of miracles; it was simply inconceivable.

    Lu Xiaofeng could not help asking, Those martial arts that you mentioned, do you master all those?

    I cant really say that I master them, the little old man said, I only know very little about them.

    Lu Xiaofeng said, Minister He, the moustache, and the others, did you teach them martial arts?

    The little old man said, They only know a bit of superficial skill, it cant be considered anything.

    Lu Xiaofeng sighed; forcing a smile, he said, Their martial art skills, I have seen those. Any one of them can be considered a martial art expert in Jianghu. If even they cannot be considered anything, wont those famous heroes in Jianghu become rubbish?

    The little old man indifferently said, Those people are indeed rubbish.

    If other people said those words, Lu Xiaofeng would definitely think that he was an arrogant lunatic. But since those words came from the little old mans mouth, Lu Xiaofeng could only keep his mouth shut.

    The little old man poured a cup of wine for him. He said, I know that you made your name very early, and now you are even more famous. There is something Ive always wanted to ask you.

    If I know the answer, I would definitely answer it, Lu Xiaofeng said.

    In your opinion, the little old man said, If someone wants to be famous, is it extremely difficult?

    Lu Xiaofeng did not need to think; he immediately replied, Not difficult.

    The little old man asked, People like you and me, if we want to stay nameless forever?

    Lu Xiaofeng replied, That would have been very difficult.

    Sometimes fame is just like disease, when it wants to come, nobody can resist it.

    The little old man chuckled and said, You are a smart man, thats why you are able to say that. Seeking fame is indeed not difficult; if I had that desire, I could have shaken the world before I was sixteen.

    Lu Xiaofeng only listened in silence.

    The little old man continued, By now you should have understood why I told you all these things.

    Lu Xiaofeng took a deep breath. You want me to join you in this line of business? he said.

    The little old man said, Your fame is precisely your cover. Just like you said, other people only see you as Lu Xiaofeng, nobody would see you as a murderer.

    Without waiting for Lu Xiaofeng to reply, he added, The people that I want to kill are all the people who deserve to die; I would never let you to have a guilty conscience. Your talent and intelligence far surpass Yue Yangs. I do need people like you, but I never wish to force you against your will.

    Lu Xiaofeng exhaled slowly. Do I have a choice in this matter? he asked.

    Of course you do, the little old man replied, Not only that, you may take your time to consider it carefully. Once you are convinced, you may give me your answer.

    He smiled, and then continued, Right now you are a very wealthy person, I am sure you will enjoy living here. I can guarantee you that from now on, nobody will give you any trouble.

    Is it alright for me to take more time to consider? Lu Xiaofeng asked.

    The little old man replied, Of course you may. I will not give you any time limit at all, I will not limit your movement either. Whatever you wish to do, wherever you wish to go, you may go.

    He stood up, but suddenly laughed and said, I only want to warn you of one thing.

    What is it? Lu Xiaofeng asked.

    The little old man said, Beware of the honeybee.


    [5] Ruyi means as one wishes, which I translated as adaptable in the Adaptable Orchid Hand. Huagu means bone transforming. Actually, the original uses Xianzi for Ruyi, and Xianren for Huagu. Both means deity or celestial being or Daoist immortal.

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    Thanks for another update.
    I like how the story is turning.

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    Lu Xiaofeng could not help not to ask, When you train this martial art, how long did you take to master it?
    ...

    Finally the Little Old Man laughed and said, It took me only three months.
    :O
    I bet this old man could easily beat Ximen Chuixue
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    Thanks foxs

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    Thanks for another update foxs. This Old Man is getting more and more mysterious. Wonder what else he's hiding.
    Quote Originally Posted by ycb5959 View Post
    I bet this old man could easily beat Ximen Chuixue
    Isn't XMCX on the same level as LXF??

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    Ycb, IMHO, intelligence can't necessarily win all the time. Usually in Gu Long's world, 'man and sword is one', 'his heart is pure', yada ... yada ... and then in just one strike Simon Blow Snow's sword pierced the opponent's throat ... Anh, you are welcome. Sky, there is one question that has been bugging me so far: how in the world did LXF maintain his martial art skill without practicing? You can argue that Gu Long did not mention it, and that he practiced in his spare time. But he was always busy doing this and that, and Gu Long practically narrated LXF's life on day-to-day basis. I mean, compared to Ximen Chuixue who led a secluded life, and thus devoted his life in achieving perfection in his art. So ... I don't think LXF is XMCX's level in 'real' fight, I mean, not just one strike and LXF catches XMCX's sword with his two fingers. What's your opinion?


    Chapter 8 A beautys favor
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    Eighth day of the sixth month, night.

    The main hall of the Twelve-Dock Alliance headquarter was brightly lit, the security outside the hall was very tight. After going the affair of the Duanyang Day of the fifth month, the number of guards and checkposts was doubled, especially today. The three different teams who were sent to investigate have returned, the leaders were now assembled in the main hall, one by one they reported the result of their investigation.

    The first to stand up was Xiong Tianjian. He led the first team back to the little town at the foot of Taihang Mountains. After spending thirty-tree days on open enquiries and secret search, this was the result:

    The inn where the escort warriors spent the night is called Yue Lai [lit. pleased to come]. Because it is a remote area, land is of little value, hence the inn is built over a large tract of land. Altogether there are thirty nine rooms.

    We have carefully searched every inch of all thirty-nine rooms, there is no bloodstain at all, there isnt any vestige of weapons or secret projectiles either. It can be said that there is nothing suspicious at all.

    The locals consist of a hundred and seventy-eight households. Most of them are native born and bred, we investigated every house and asked if there was any suspicious people in the vicinity a few days before and after the incident.

    The only thing that can be considered suspicious was that the morning before the incident, there was a group of carpenters arrived, with several large carts of wood. They said the wood was to make Buddha statues and wooden fish.

    But these people were gone by that evening. We followed this clue and found out that these people were actually the carpenters from the Taiping Princes Mansion; there is nothing suspicious at all. Hence, the result of this investigation is just like there is no result at all.

    It was the same with the second team, led by Ye Xingshi, all the renowned experts of Jianghu who were adept at using blades, within the four hours [orig. two sichen] of the morning of Duanyang, no one was within five hundred li of the Twelve-Dock Alliances territory. Moreover, every single one of them had strong alibi.

    Finally the third team, led by Wang Yi, showed a bit of result, but the distance toward the thirty-five million taels was still very far away.

    Therefore, everyones hope was placed on Ying Yan Laoqi. Right now it was only seven days away from the time limit set by the Heir Apparent.

    Ying Yan Laoqis news was even more discouraging. Lu Xiaofeng has gone out to sea on a long journey, I am afraid hell never come back.

    After leaving the Crouching Cloud Building, he immediately went to the port in that coastal area to make inquiry.

    He found the Fox Den.

    But on the day of his visit, this place, which was a world-famous amorous place, was cold and cheerless.

    Because the news of their boss ship capsized has arrived. Reportedly everybody on board perished, not a single soul survived.

    Ying Yan Laoqi was unwilling to give up; he inquired further, Have you seen any man with four-eyebrows?

    They have, and they remembered.

    People whose moustache and eyebrows looked the same are not many. It has always been very easy for Lu Xiaofeng to leave deep impression of other peoples mind.

    That man also boarded our boss ship.

    The ship that capsized?

    Thats right.

    Unexpectedly, the result of the three teams was totally nothing. Those hundred and three astute, capable and experienced escorts, plus thirty-five million taels worth of goods, were just like a stone thrown into the ocean, it disappeared without a trace.

    The seven days deadline would pass in the blink of an eye. Everybody looked at each other in dismay, nobody knew what to do.

    Ying Yan Laoqi suddenly said, There is one thing we can do.

    What is it? everybody immediately asked.

    Ying Yan Laoqi stood up; he looked at the stone pillars outside the main hall, and slowly said, We can strike our heads against the pillar over there.

    When Lu Xiaofeng came out of the little old mans private room, it was precisely early morning of the eighth day of the sixth month. The sky was sunny and cloudless, the sun was shining brightly, although the sea breeze was blocked by the mountain peaks on all sides, the weather was still cool and pleasant.

    He did not come out the same way he came in at all. Hence he did not go through the room full of wooden fish, and he did not need to swim through the pond.

    The exit of this tunnel was located near the lotus pond under the nine-bend winding bridge. When he was already out, he suddenly remembered that he forgot to ask the little old man one important question: If I want to sleep, where should I go?

    The little old man apparently believed that he would be able to deal with this kind of matter; hence he did not even mention it. Perhaps he did not realize that sleeping is just like eating, both are vital to living human beings.

    Right now Lu Xiaofeng only hoped that he could find Yue Yang. Although it was unlikely that Yue Yang would find him a place to sleep, he could at least lead him back to his own small thatched hut.

    Golden house or silver house, nothing is as good as his own dog house; besides, there was an old friend whose mouth was always wide open.

    Remembering this old friend, he suddenly remembered something else, I wonder if there is also someone inside the old friends big tummy? This man did not have any beef soup; I wonder if he is already died.

    Remembering this little fact, Lu Xiaofeng wanted to go back even more.

    Lu Xiaofeng was homesick. Thinking about it, he himself could not help feeling amused.

    Too bad that he could not find Yue Yang, but he saw Sha Man instead.

    Hundreds of flowers in full bloom, under the sunny sky it looked even more gorgeous. Sha Man was standing in the middle of a cluster of flowers, wearing a light and soft gown, without any makeup on her face. Next to her, the hundreds of flowers seemed to lose their splendor.

    She just stood there, without moving or opening her mouth.

    Unable to restrain his emotions, Lu Xiaofeng walked toward her.

    Suddenly she turned around and walked away. Lu Xiaofeng followed her involuntarily, through a flowery footpath paved with vermillion stones, ahead was a tall cluster of Chinese rose, almost like a canopy, and there was a tiny cabin in the middle.

    She pushed the door open and walked in. Undoubtedly this little cabin was the place where she stayed.

    Lu Xiaofeng suddenly remembered the Mansion of Spirits. Form the look of it, this place seemed to have so many places that were similar to the Mansion of Spirits [see Book 5: Mansion of Spirits still work in progress at the time of this writing], yet essentially it was completely different, Lu Xiaofengs experience were also different.

    Before he went to the Mansion of Spirits, he had had emotional preparation, he was aware early on what kind of place the place was.

    All the people in the Mansion of Spirits had been dead once, and then living incognito over there. But the people in this place were all virtually nameless.

    Although the Old Sabre Honcho was an amazing character, this little old man was a strange character without equal in this age, with a frighteningly sharp intelligence, so deep and immeasurable. Compared to him, the Old Sabre Honcho was no more than a small stream next to the ocean.

    The cabin door was still open, there was no sound at all from the inside.

    Lu Xiaofeng finally could not help walking in. Sha Man was waiting behind the door, she closed the door, and wrapped her arms around her.

    Her lips were burning hot, her body was fiery.

    By the time Lu Xiaofeng awoke, it was almost dusk.

    She was standing at the window, with her back toward him. Her slim waist stretched down toward her well-rounded buttocks, her long, slender legs were perfectly straight.

    Lu Xiaofeng could not keep his eyes off of her; he nearly lost his mind.

    It felt like a dream, an absurd yet sweet dream; he could never have imagined why she would treat him like that.

    He wanted to sit up, to walk over and embrace her again, but his limbs felt weak and devoid of any strength, he could not even move.

    She did not turn around, but she must be aware that he was awake. Suddenly she asked a very strange question, Did you kill Fei Tian Yu Hu? [see Book 4: Silver Hook Casino, Flying Jade Tiger, lit. jade tiger flying to the sky.]

    At this moment, nobody could have imagined that she would ask such question.

    Fei Tian Yu Hu was crafty and cruel, in the battle at the Silver Hook Casino, Lu Xiaofeng were nearly killed under his hands. Lu Xiaofeng could not imagine that she would ask such question either. You know him? he could not help not to ask.

    Sha Man still has not turned around, but her shoulders were trembling, as if she was deeply shaken.

    After a long time, she finally said slowly, His real name was Jiang Yufei, my original name is actually Jiang Shaman.

    Lu Xiaofeng was shocked, So you were brother and sister? he asked.

    Thats right, Sha Man replied.

    Lu Xiaofengs heart sank. Suddenly he understood why she treated him like that. Turned out it was because she wanted to exact revenge for her older brother.

    But she did not have any confidence that she would be able to deal with Lu Xiaofeng, hence she could only use the womens most primitive weapon.

    Such weapon has always been very effective.

    Right now his limbs were soft; presumably he had fallen into her evil scheme in his dream after his soul was captured in ecstasy by her charm.

    Lu Xiaofeng could only comfort himself in his heart, I am able to make it this far, I am already lucky. To be able to die at the hands of such woman, it could be considered very lucky. What am I complaining about?

    As long as one is free of worried thoughts, there is nothing in the world complaining or losing his sleep over.

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    The way I see it: as long as LXF is always busy, he gets the chance to use his wugong all the time (like everyday on the job) - it's as good as practicing... maybe even better. Therefore his wugong won't get rusty.

    On another note: I can't seem to recall seeing a Gu Long protagonist's wugong evolve through time. E.g. Li XunHuan, Lu Xiao Feng, Fu HongXue, Ye Kai... they all started off badass, and they remained the same constant badass throughout. You don't see them "improving" their wugong to reach new levels. Wouldn't it be cool to see Lu Xiao Feng's wugong reach new heights? Like he's badass now already, but then suddenly he makes a new breakthrough in his skills and becomes even more badass.
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    Thanks!

    "...and then in just one strike Simon Blow Snow's sword pierced the opponent's throat..."



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    Quote Originally Posted by muliono View Post
    The way I see it: as long as LXF is always busy, he gets the chance to use his wugong all the time (like everyday on the job) - it's as good as practicing... maybe even better. Therefore his wugong won't get rusty.

    On another note: I can't seem to recall seeing a Gu Long protagonist's wugong evolve through time. E.g. Li XunHuan, Lu Xiao Feng, Fu HongXue, Ye Kai... they all started off badass, and they remained the same constant badass throughout. You don't see them "improving" their wugong to reach new levels. Wouldn't it be cool to see Lu Xiao Feng's wugong reach new heights? Like he's badass now already, but then suddenly he makes a new breakthrough in his skills and becomes even more badass.
    How about Ah Fei? He started with a metal strip as a sword, then changed to sharpened bamboo strips and finally a wooden stick.
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    These are novels, and the author can create imaginary outstanding swordsmen whose skills are nearly divine.


    There are many antagonists with near-divine skills in this series. Even LXF is shocked.
    Yet, as with LXF other series, I suspect our hero will overcome all...(the author will come up with something...)

    This is not much of a spoiler as you can locate the infor in wikipedia (google "Lu Xiao Feng", and you'll get a synopsis of the story). I would advise against it (or reading the spoiler) as it would spoil the ending:

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    The title, "The Phoenix dances in the nine heavens" refers to LXF's ultimate skill


    PS: I have always been impressed by the character Ah Fei - his last appearance in Ye Kai story, where Ah Fei demolished (in an instant) an arrogant swordsman ranked almost as high as Ye Kai, made my eyes bulged. Even Ye Kai approached Ah Fei with deep respect (Ye Kai was very worried for the swordsman during that 'duel'). You can imagine XL flying daggers skill by that time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycb5959 View Post
    PS: I have always been impressed by the character Ah Fei - his last appearance in Ye Kai story, where Ah Fei demolished (in an instant) an arrogant swordsman ranked almost as high as Ye Kai, made my eyes bulged. Even Ye Kai approached Ah Fei with deep respect (Ye Kai was very worried for the swordsman during that 'duel'). You can imagine XL flying daggers skill by that time...
    The one Ye Kai was worrying about was Fu Hong Xue, while the arrogant swordsman was Lu Xiao Jia. Lu Xiao Jia knew who Ah Fei was and very scared of Ah Fei (which is understandable, since his own teacher lost to Ah Fei). Up until Lu Xiao Jias sword been snapped half by an aspen stick, Fu Hong Xue was still sceptical on Ah Feis ability.
    You plant a garden and the flowers do not bloom, you poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree

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