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    B2C15: The Xiuzhen world (2)

    Holding a teacup in his hand, but Qin De is looking outside through the window.

    Xu Yuan, that Shangguan Hong has already come as well, hasnt he? Qin De slowly asks.

    Standing in the dark behind Qin De, Xu Yuan says with a nod: According to intelligence, North Vanquishing Prince Shangguan Hong has already arrived. Since tomorrow is the day of negotiation, given this Shangguan Hongs foxiness, he definitely cant arrive on the last day.

    Xu Yuan suddenly says: Your Highness, there are still 3 years until our great undertaking is started, why do you want to meet Shangguan Hong this urgently?

    Xu Yuan also knows that South Vanquishing Princes Mu clan is very loyal and will definitely stand by the Xiang royal clan. East Vanquishing Prince Qin De simply has no hope that he will be able to persuade South Vanquishing Prince to join him. Only a fence-sitter like North Vanquishing Prince can be persuaded. Therefore, he wants to draw the Shangguan clan to his side.

    Qin De puts the teacup down. The corners of his mouth slightly curve upward: Xu Yuan, theres no other way. Today leader of the Xiang clans secret service in the 3 Eastern region counties has been replaced with Zhen Xu.

    Zhen Xu! Xu Yuan immediately has a mental picture of an eerie cold pair of eyes.

    Yes, its exactly Zhen Xu. In the past I knew very clearly about the level of that leader. He definitely wouldnt be able to find out the real power of our army. But this Zhen Xu isnt useless like him. In my estimation, a half year will already be enough for him to discover the real number of troops we have in the 3 Eastern region counties, says Qin De with a somewhat solemn expression.

    Xu Yuan is also very intelligent so he instantly understands what Qin De means.

    Your Highness, then this time isnt your trump card in negotiation In his mind, Xu Yuan cannot help admiring Qin De.

    Yes, its just like that. Qin Des face only has a smiling expression. After seeing his reactions following this event Ill have to decide which side this Shangguan Hong will go to and seek refuge with. Of course, we mustnt entrust our hope to him regardless.

    Xu Yuan nods and says: To be able to make Shangguan Hong remain neutral will already be enough.

    Your Highness, I still have a piece of good news. Xu Yuan is all smiles as he hands Qin De a letter.

    Oh! Qin De receives the letter. As soon as he looks at it, his eyes brighten. He then laughs out loud: Yuer has been a big help to me. Its such a big chunk of ore, and its even the high Xian-grade. Many superb weapons can be forged out of such a big chunk of ore. This is really good news.

    This letter was written by Lian Yan. Lian Yan also wrote for Qin Feng and Qin Zheng, who then returned to the princely mansion. However, Qin De has not returned because of an important matter. He simply does not know that the flaming red crystal is definitely not a high-Xian-grade ore. Rather, it is In-rock Flaming iron, which is even much more precious than high-Xian-grade ores.

    Good, good, when I return Ill definitely give Yuer a handsome reward. Qin De is immediately in high spirits. Xu Yuan, you go make careful arrangements for tomorrow event once again. There mustnt be a mistake.

    Yes, I take my leave! Xu Yuan folds his hands and says. Then he leaves the room.

    Qin De grasps the letter in his hand. His face has a faint smile of an affectionate father.

    In Yan City, in Fengyuzis specialized secret forging room in East Vanquishing Prince mansion,

    The roof of the secret room is a dome and its floor is square, implying the notion that the sky is round and the ground is square. In the center of the room, there is a gold-plated symbol of the Eight Diagrams. Various rays of light are moving between the Eight Diagrams. A billowing current of air is naturally spreading out from the symbol and sweeping through the entire secret room. There are 3 bulrush mats outside the 8 Diagrams. At the moment, Fengyuzi is sitting on the middle mat while Qin Yu is sitting on one side.

    Go! Fengyuzi points with a hand and the In-rock Flaming iron chunk is sent flying directly into the center of the 8 Diagrams. As it arrives, he withdraws his internal energy. That chunk of In-rock Flaming iron unexpectedly keeps floating above the 8 Diagrams as if being supported by a miraculous power from the gold-plated 8 Diagrams.

    Seeing this miraculous scene, Qin Yu is very shocked and becomes even more curious about the world of Shangxian.

    Flying swords, Jindan-stage Xiuzhenists, the Samadhi flame, and the miraculous 8 Diagrams before him

    Any of those things makes Qin Yu wonder in curiosity what the world of Shangxian actually is.

    Xiao Yu, you found this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron so its naturally yours. I wonder if I can take a small piece of it, about the size of a fist, say Fengyuzi in a somewhat embarrassed manner. As a Shangxian, he is very ashamed to ask his junior for a piece of the treasure.

    However, Fengyuzi really thirsts for a piece of In-rock Flaming iron. Even though his flying sword is pretty good, in terms of material, it cannot compare with In-rock Flaming iron. To Xiuzhenists, both medicinal pills and good crystals are the most desirable things.

    Of course you can. Just take as you wish, Uncle Feng. Qin Yu is no longer a kid. He understands very well that this Fengyuzi is the ultimate expert on his fathers side. Moreover, if Fengyuzi has an even better flying sword, his overall power will increase. In addition, since the chunk of In-rock Flaming iron is so large, Qin Yu does not care about a piece as small as a fist.

    Of course, since I can take a piece of In-rock Flaming iron the size of a fist, I now owe you a great favor. If you have any request, just say it. Uncle Feng will promise you anything, says Fengyuzi hurriedly. As a Shangxian no less, he naturally has to return the favor after being given a piece of treasure by another person.

    Any request is possible? Qin Yus eyes brighten.

    Fengyuzi nods smilingly: Yes, any request that I can fulfill is possible.

    Then please tell me about the world of Shangxian. Youve mentioned things like Xiuzhenist and Samadhi flame, Im very curious about them, says Qin Yu hurriedly.

    Only this request? Fengyuzi is startled.

    Qin Yu says smilingly: Yes, only this request. In fact, what I want the most is that my dantian will become normal so that I can accumulate internal energy and become a Xiantian expert, or even a Shangxian. Uncle Feng can pick one of these 2 requests. Qin Yu gives a he-he laugh.

    Fengyuzi shakes his head with a forced smile.

    I too can do nothing about your dantian. Alright, then Ill explain the world of Xiuzhenists to you. Fengyuzi arranges his mind a bit then says: Actually, the so-called Shangxian on the Qian Long continent are not real immortal beings at all. They are merely Xiuzhenists, that is, people who seek to become immortal beings.

    Xiuzhenists? Qin Yu says doubtfully.

    Fengyuzi says: Yes, if a mortal wants to become an immortal, hell have to go through countless tribulations. At the completion of the Xiantian level he will encounter the 4-in-9 Minor Heavenly Tribulation. If he can overcome this minor heavenly tribulation, he will join the ranks of Xiuzhenists and become a Jindan-stage Xiuzhenist. Your Uncle Feng is none other than a Jindan-stage Xiuzhenist.

    4-in-9 Minor Heavenly Tribulation? Qin Yu does not understand this name at all.

    Fengyuzi says with a smile: Practicing is an act of rebellion against Heaven so the practitioner of course must endure heavenly tribulations. The 4-in-9 Minor Heavenly Tribulation is even much easier than the succeeding 2 major heavenly tribulations. The extent of Xiuzhenists power is divided into the Jindan stage, the Yuanying stage, the Dongxu stage, the Kongming stage, the Dujie stage, and the Dacheng stage. Each stage is divided into 3 phases: early, middle and late. Only by going through countless tribulations and reaching the Dacheng stage will the practitioner be able to ascend to a higher world and finally become an immortal. To be frank, Ive joined the ranks of Xiuzhenists for only a short time, but on the Qian Long continent Im already called Shangxian. Im really deeply ashamed.

    Only now does Qin Yu understand. It turns out these experts who are thought to be Shangxian on the Qian Long continent are merely Jindan-stage Xiuzhenists. They are still a long distance from becoming immortals.

    The path of a Xiuzhenist is beset on all sides by dangers. After going through the 4-in-9 Minor Heavenly Tribulation, his lifespan will increase to over 1000 years. A Yuanying-stage Xiuzhenist can live more than 5000 years. After reaching the late phase of the Yuanying stage, upon his completion of this phase, he will call forth the 6-in-9 Major Heavenly Tribulation. Only by overcoming this 6-in-9 Major Heavenly Tribulation can he enter the Dongxu stage, where his yuanying and his soul can merge together. Only from this point can his yuanying leave his body, which makes him practically immortal. Fengyuzis eyes glitter.

    Pity the 6-in-9 Major Heavenly Tribulation is too terrifying. Moreover, the 6-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation is not something everyone can encounter. To reach the Dongxu stage from the Yuanying stage, the practitioners soul must experience the most fundamental transformation. Many experts have reached the late Yuanying stage for several thousand years. Eventually they will only die if they cant make a breakthrough in their souls and call down the 6-in-9 Major Heavenly Tribulation, says Fengyuzi with a sigh.

    Qin Yus mind is in turmoil.

    A thousand years?

    A Xiuzhenists lifespan is counted by the thousand and upon reaching the Dongxu stage he is practically immortal. What kind of world is that?

    End of b2c15.

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    B2C16: The Xiuzhen world (3)

    Moreover, the 4-in-9 Minor Heavenly Tribulation and the 6-in-9 Major Heavenly Tribulation simply cant compare with the last one, the 9-from-9th Heaven Tribulation. The terrifying dangers of the 9-from-9th Tribulation simply arent what a little Jindan-stage Xiuzhenist like me can imagine. Dujie-stage experts all have enough power to shake the world, but under the 9-from-9th Heaven Tribulation, there may not be even 1 who can definitely survive it in every 10 of them. Failure means that their souls will be destroyed completely and they will never be reincarnated. Fengyuzis eyes are full of fear.

    According to his schools elders exaggerations, the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation is an absolute disaster.

    Less than 1 out of 10 survives? Complete destruction of the soul?

    Qin Yu is totally shocked. Now he totally understands what kind of being Xiuzhenists are. They are a group of people who go against Heaven. In order to overcome the human limits, they fight Heaven and Hell. They are not afraid of anything.

    When tribulations descend from the sky, Xiuzhenists can only risk their lives to endure them. If they succeed, they will continue to advance on the way to the ultimate universal principle. If they fail, their souls will be destroyed completely.

    Having totally understood, Qin Yu cannot help sighing: Jindan stage, Yuanying stage, Dongxu stage, Kongming stage, Dujie stage and Dacheng stage, it seems to be difficult to break through any of them. To enter the Jindan stage, one must endure the Minor Heavenly Tribulation. To enter the Dongxu stage, he must endure the Major Tribulation. When he reaches the Dujie stage, he must endure the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation. With the 3 heavenly tribulations blocking the 3 critical points on the road of Xiuzhen, perhaps only very few people can finally become real immortal beings.

    Hearing Qin Yus words, Fengyuzis indignation seems to be aroused. He says with a cold laugh: Its far worse than there being only very few of them. All who want to overcome the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation to become immortals are extremely talented but they still have to protect themselves with top-grade holy weapons and use holy pills and so on. But how can ordinary people obtain top-grade holy weapons and a large number of holy pills? When I reached the Jindan stage, my school bestowed a flying sword on me but it was merely a low-grade holy weapon. To someone like me, overcoming the later major heavenly tribulations is no more than a dream without high-grade holy weapons. But I dont have an advantaged background. In my school Im only an insignificant disciple, how can I obtain a high-grade holy weapon?

    As soon as Qin Yu hears that he totally understands. He thinks to himself: Looks like Uncle Feng was not valued while practicing in the Immortal Islands originally.

    These holy weapons and holy pills, what are they actually, Uncle Feng? asks Qin Yu.

    Fengyuzi takes a deep breath to calm down then says: Xiao Yu, theres a similarity between a Xiuzhenists power and a martial artists internal power to the extent that you can make a comparison between holy weapons and normal weapons. With a good holy weapon, the overall power will increase greatly.

    Qin Yu totally understands this analogy.

    It is just like when he fought that mounted bandit leader Wu Tuan at the age of 13. His overall power was obviously inferior to Wu Tuans, but thanks to the Yuchang sword, eventually he was able to penetrate Wu Tuans body-protecting internal energy and kill him directly. This is the benefit of weapons.

    Xiuzhenists use very many weapons. Most of them are flying swords but there are also some strange weapons. All of them are uniformly called holy weapons. Holy weapons are divided into 4 grades: low grade, middle grade, high grade and top grade. As for holy pills, they are various kinds of medicinal pills with different effects. When undergoing a tribulation, your bodys elemental energy will be drained most seriously, so its best to take medicinal pills to replenish it. Similarly, holy pills are divided into 4 grades: low, middle, high and top. Fengyuzi explains carefully.

    Qin Yu absorbs every bit of information about Xiuzhenists power stages, the subdivision of the stages and the effects of holy weapons and holy pills while continuously arranging them in his mind. He remembers clearly that there are 3 heavenly tribulations and there are 6 stages from the Jindan stage to the Dacheng stage.

    Elemental energy? Could it be how the energy of a Xiuzhenists body is called? asks Qin Yu.

    Yes, upon forming the jindan, a Xiuzhenists internal energy will transform from Xiantian energy into elemental energy, says Fengyuzi smilingly. Then he says with a sigh: Xiao Yu, the world of Xiuzhenists isnt as nice as you think. In the Xiuzhen world, they can kill each other because of natural treasures or because of a piece of a good ore. For example, this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron can even lead to a great battle between many Xiuzhenists. A great battle between Xiuzhenists, especially those experts who have reached the Dongxu stage or the Kongming stage, can turn the ocean over and shake the world. Natural treasures, holy pills, holy weapons and so on can all drive Xiuzhenists crazy, says Fengyuzi with a smile.

    But Qin Yus mind is in turmoil.

    He is totally imagining how a great battle between Xiuzhenists looks like. When a Jindan-stage Xiuzhenist is already so formidable that he is absolutely invincible on the Qian Long continent, then how terrifying will a great battle between Xiuzhenists of the Yuanying stage, the Dongxu stage, or even the Kongming stage, the Dujie stage and so on, be?

    Once a Xiuzhenist gets so furious that he goes on a killing spree, mountains will collapse and the ground will crack, rivers and the ocean will be turned over, and countless mortals will die as well.

    Even if a Xiuzhenists hands are tied, flying his sword, he can soar to the 9th level of the sky and disappear on the horizon, and mortals simply cannot catch up with him.

    To sum up,

    Xiuzhenists and mortals are basically on 2 different levels. Regardless of who a Xiuzhenist wants to kill, mortals have absolutely no way to resist.

    Perhaps in the eyes of Xiuzhenists, the people on the entire Qian Long continent are no different from ants. These are 2 different worlds. The world of Xiuzhenists is about pursuing the endless Way of Heaven and striving to overcome tribulations to become immortal whereas mortals kill each other for power, thinks Qin Yu emotionally to himself.

    Qin Yu has totally understood what a Xiuzhenist is. At the same time his mind has been broadened.

    The Qian Long continents Shangxian? They are no more than some most common Jindan-stage Xiuzhenists from the Overseas Immortal Islands. In the world of Xiuzhenists, the Jindan stage is merely the lowest level, yet these few Jindan-stage Xiuzhenists are called Shangxian and are supreme beings on the Qian Long continent.

    An idea suddenly springs to Qin Yus mind.

    Uncle Feng, as far as I can see, Xiuzhenists seem fight Heaven and Hell to overcome the human limits. But, to pursue the human limits, is the way of entering the Jindan stage then forming the yuanying as you said the only way? Could there be another way? says Qin Yu doubtfully.

    According to his thinking, because Xiuzhen is about pursuing the human limits, there should be various ways.

    Uncle Feng thinks for a while then shakes his head and says with a smile: Xiao Yu, forget about it. I dont know who the first Xiuzhenist was. Perhaps there were already Xiuzhenists several million years, or even several tens million to 100 million years ago. You mentioned different ways. There are different ways. Humans can choose either Xiuxian or Xiumo while most animals take the Xiuyao way. Xiuxianists and Xiumoists go different ways but they all form the jindan then the yuanying. Animals form the neidan, but I dont know too well about the Xiuyao way.

    Is it a must to form the jindan then the yuanying? Qin Yu whispers.

    Could this be a manifestation of the fact that different ways lead to the same ultimate universal principle?

    Ah, right. Fengyuzi suddenly says. Xiao Yu, a long, long time ago, of course I hadnt been born at that time, a great incident happened on the Qian Long continent -- the War of Immortals. Perhaps that mysterious man who fought in the War of Immortals didnt follow a way of practice which forms the jindan and yuanying.

    End of b2c16.

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    B2C17: The 3 diagrams

    War of Immortals? Qin Yu asks doubtfully.

    With his eyes glittering, Fengyuzi says: Yes, I heard about it from my seniors when I was still practicing in the Overseas Immortal Islands. The participants in that event consisted of several loose immortals and several tens Kongming stage and Dujie stage experts. Their leader was even a Dacheng stage Xiuzhenist

    Hold on, whats a loose immortal? Qin Yu says hurriedly.

    Fengyuzi shakes his head and says with a smile: I even forgot to talk about loose immortals. While enduring the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation, some Xiuzhenists knew they wouldnt be able to overcome it so they tried their best to save their own yuanyings and souls. Because their physical bodies then got destroyed, they could only keep practicing as loose immortals. You should know that loose immortals are very powerful. Generally theyre a bit more powerful than even Dujie-stage experts.

    Loose immortals are this powerful? A Dacheng-stage Xiuzhenist, who had overcome all the tribulations, several loose immortals, and even several tens Kongming-stage and Dujie-stage experts, why did they gather together? asks Qin Yu.

    To kill a man. Only to kill a man. Fengyuzis expression becomes solemn.

    To kill a man? So many experts only to kill a man? Qin Yu cannot imagine that so many people gathered just to kill a man.

    Who was this man? Qin Yu even thinks about a real immortal.

    Fengyuzi says with a nod: Yes, according to the Xiuzhen worlds legends, that mysterious man basically wasnt a yuanying Xiuzhenist. In the end, he went mad and burst forth an incandescent kind of energy, as if he was ... the Sun. This energy was world-shattering. It killed all of that many experts at that time including the Dacheng-stage Xiuzhenist! Saying to here, Fengyuzi even becomes excited.

    Xiao Yu, do you know what happened next? Do you know? Fengyuzis entire body has become excited. He holds Qin Yus shoulders with a movement and asks him while staring at him.

    Qin Yu hurriedly shakes his head.

    He cannot imagine there was such a powerful person, who could kill even a Dacheng-stage expert in addition to several loose immortals.

    Those weak Xiuzhenists who were hiding very far away unexpectedly discovered that after killing so many people that mysterious man started to undergo a heavenly tribulation. It was the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation. My goodness, he killed a Dacheng-stage expert, he killed so many loose immortals and Dujie-stage experts, but that mysterious man hadnt even gone through the last tribulation! Fengyuzis entire body becomes excited. He hadnt gone through the last tribulation, Xiao Yu. Without going through it his power was already at such a great level. If he had overcome the tribulation then

    Qin Yu is also shocked.

    Who would have thought that a man who had not experienced the last tribulation would kill a Dacheng-stage expert and even kill so many loose immortals and several tens Kongming-stage and Dujie-stage experts? This is simply unimaginable. If he had been practicing the jindan-yuanying way like the other people, how could the difference between their power levels have been so enormous?

    Countless elders have confirmed one thing: This mysterious man was also a Xiuzhenist, but he definitely wasnt a Xiumoist, a Xiuxianist or a Xiuyaoist. He was a new kind. The Sun-like incandescent energy he burst forth from his body in the end alone simply isnt something Dujie-stage experts are capable of. Even if Dacheng-stage experts faced such a great power, they would also get killed. Fengyuzi seems to be imagining the War of Immortals that year.

    Qin Yu is also imagining it.

    After a long time, Fengyuzi slowly calms down. He looks at Qin Yu and says smilingly: Xiao Yu, the story about this War of Immortals has always been circulating. The people in the Overseas Immortal Islands all seem to know about it. Even many people on the Qian Long continent also know about this event.

    Oh, many people on the Qian Long continent know about this? Qin Yu is slightly startled. If it had not been for Xiuzhenists narration, how could people on the Qian Long continent have known about it?

    Fengyuzi nods and continues: Dont worry. At that time many Overseas Immortal Islands elders were watching from afar and saw with their own eyes how this mysterious expert underwent his tribulation.

    Did he overcome it? Qin Yu somehow is somewhat worried about this mysterious man.

    Fengyuzi shakes his head and says: He failed. When the 9 From 9th Heaven Tribulation came down, the mysterious mans entire body turned into a sun. Unlike the other Xiuzhenists, who use holy weapons and so on to resist heavenly tribulations, he always used his own bodys power to resist the tribulation directly. After fighting several tens Xiuzhenists in a great battle, this mysterious man basically had to endure the heavenly tribulation without being able to take a break. When the 9th thunderbolt struck down, the mysterious man couldnt persevere anymore. His body was shattered and his power suffered a huge loss.

    But he didnt die immediately. He gathered the last bits of energy and gave his final talk to the entire Qian Long continents population including the Xiuzhenists around -- Fengyuzi seems to be enwrapped in his memories.

    Qin Yu does not dare to disturb Fengyuzis recollection but he is curious about it.

    Ive been roaming the boundless space and experiencing the cosmoss evolution. Ive been drifting around for some thousand years and visited countless celestial bodies. How come today my soul is falling apart? Heaven doesnt help me. Stellar transformations! How can the Sun be the final destination? How?! How?! Everyone on this continent listen, today Ill leave behind the 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams. Anyone who can obtain them and figure out their secret will inherit my technique. Ha-ha O blessing, O disaster

    With an indistinct voice, Fengyuzi recites every sentence.

    Qin Yu continuously ponders about the meaning of these few sentences. What is the boundless space? What is the cosmos? What are celestial bodies? And what are stellar transformations? He cannot understand their meanings but he understands the meaning of the mysterious mans last sentence. Obviously those 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams contain the mysterious mans entire technique.

    However, what is the meaning of the O blessing, O disaster exclamation afterwards? Could it be obtaining this technique is also a disaster?

    Before the mysterious man died, using a great amount of energy, he created 3 diagrams. They were none other than the 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams. The 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams were scattered on the Qian Long continent. As countless years went by, even people from the Overseas Immortal Islands were able to collect the 3 diagrams. For so many years, so many people have also been able to bring the 3 diagrams together. But no one has ever been able to discover the secret of these 3 diagrams and obtain the mysterious mans legacy, says Fengyuzi with a sigh.

    It is not difficult for Xiuzhenists to gather the 3 diagrams but no one has been able to figure out the 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams secret.

    Your ancestor Qin Shi Huang once gathered all the 3 diagrams as well but he couldnt find out their secret either. If he had been able to figure out the secret, perhaps he wouldnt have died, says Fengyuzi with a smile.

    Qin Yu, however, is having a sudden impulse. That is a yearning from the bottom of his heart, a yearning for the world of Xiuzhenists.

    Xiuzhenists can fly their swords to the 9th level of the sky, or dive into the boundless deep ocean, or explore the Immense Wilderness, or fight the Wildernesss demonic beasts. Ordinarily, they absorb the worlds holy energy. To pursue the human limits, they fight Heaven and Hell. Disregarding live and death, they fight experts of the same level. This kind of life is really enjoyable, thinks Qin Yu and sighs emotionally. Having heard about the world of Xiuzhenists, he yearns for it badly from the bottom of his heart.

    Qin Yu heaves a sigh.

    After withdrawing his mind from this description of the Xiuzhen world, he understands he is merely a mortal. Worse still, he has not reached the Xiantian level. Even among the Qian Long continents 10 billion mortals, he cannot be considered a figure on the top of the pyramid either.

    He needs to be realistic because those 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams or something are very vague. At the moment Qin Yus greatest pivots are -- the Meteoric Tear and his own effort. Relying on the fantastic Meteoric Tear and his own effort, he must reach an unprecedented level in external practice, the Xiantian level.

    Xiao Yu, what holy weapon do you want? Ill forge it for you. Fengyuzi looks at Qin Yu and asks.

    The things regarding the Xiuzhen world are just like an indistinct legend to Qin Yu. At the moment he is still very, very far from that world. He is only a son of the Chu kingdoms East Vanquishing Prince on the Qian Long continent and a common expert who does external practice, the most painful path in martial arts, and has not even reached the Xiantian level.

    Holy weapon? Qin Yu is startled.

    Weapons forged out of In-rock Flaming iron are certainly holy weapons. But you dont have elemental energy so you can only make use of a holy weapons physical sharpness without being able to alter its size or use some special strikes. Fengyuzi shakes his head and says. But a holy weapon can fuse with the body. Moreover, its sharpness is far superior to that of you mortals weapons. Having a holy weapon you wont have any problems protecting yourself. I think youd best forge a suit of armor as well.

    Qin Yu says with a smile: Thats not necessary. Please help me forge a short sword based on the Yuchang swords measurements. Also, please forge a pair of gloves to protect the knuckles for me. And just forget about the other things. I want to leave my father a bit more.

    Only these? Fengyuzi asks in disbelief.

    A short sword and a pair of gloves use very little In-rock Flaming iron whereas, after all, this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron belongs to Qin Yu.

    Theyre already enough. I practice external techniques. If I depend too much on external objects, it wont be good for my training. Uncle Feng, I wont bother you anymore. Im leaving first. Qin Yu immediately bows then turns around and leaves.

    Fengyuzi follows Qin Yus back with his eyes. Only now does his mind become clear. He immediately says: Itll take quite some time to forge these weapons, about 35 days. After Qin Yu has left, Fengyuzi lets out a sigh: Perhaps this brat wants to forge only a few things just to give his father a bit more of this In-rock Flaming iron chunk.

    After exiting the secret room, Qin Yu looks skyward. It is dark at the moment. Cold gusts of wind are blowing.

    Ive never helped father in anything since childhood. This can also be counted as the first time Ive helped him. Qin Yus face has a faint smile. It then disappears suddenly. Well, there are still 35 days. During this period of time Ill still have to train hard and, moreover, with an extremely heavy training load. I want to see if I can reach the Xiantian level through external practice or not.

    With that thought in his mind, Qin Yu immediately gives a long whistle. In a short while, a black eagle dives down. Qin Yu gets on its back in a jump. They then leave the princely mansion and Yan City directly.

    End of b2c17.

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    B2C18: Stratagems (1)

    The Chu kingdom is the number 1 kingdom on the Qian Long continent. At the moment, the clan heads of Qin clan and the Shangguan clan among the 4 big clans are in a secluded small courtyard.

    Qin De is sitting at a stone table with a calm expression on his face. Xu Yuan standing by his side is also waiting calmly.

    Ha-ha ... Brother Qin De. Long time no see. A white-haired old man walks to him in strides. This old man is unexpectedly wearing a pair of gold earrings. His eyes are very cold and sinister. However, at this moment they are full of enthusiasm.

    Qin De stands up, points to one side and says smilingly: Brother Shangguan, please sit down.

    Shangguan Hong, the Chu kingdoms North Vanquishing Prince, controls the 2 Northern region counties. At the moment, there are 4 people in the courtyard including Qin De and Xu Yuan. The other 2 people are Shangguan Hong and his subordinate Zhuang Jun. However, outside the courtyard, a large number of experts are secretly guarding it.

    Brother Qin De, why do you look for an old man like me this time? Only after slightly fixing his silver hair does Shangguan Hong sit down. Obviously he cares a lot about his own hair. His subordinate Zhuang Jun stands behind him.

    Qin De says smilingly: Im not going to beat around the bush. Please help me. Well seize the Chu kingdom together.

    Shangguan Hong is startled. He did not think that Qin De would be so straightforward even though he has already guessed why Qin De secretly meets him this time. Shangguan Hong then bursts out laughing: Brother Qin De, you shouldnt joke like this. This can cause you to lose your head. I can act as if Ive never heard about this matter.

    Qin De slowly shakes his head and says: I ask you, youll do it or not?

    Shangguan Hong, however, does not reply. Only after pondering for a long time does he raise his head and ask: Even if we join forces, how much certainty will you have?

    80 percent! says Qin De indifferently.

    But Shangguan Hong says laughingly: Brother Qin De, dont fool me. That Mu clan has 600,000 troops. The 4 Western region counties have even more than that, 800,000 troops. They amount to 1,400,000 troops. My 2 Northern region counties only have 400,000 troops altogether and yours have no more than 600,000. So how can you be 80 percent certain?

    I want to destroy the Xiang clan so I can only show 600,000 troops, says Qin De with a smile.

    Shangguan Hongs eyes glitter: Oh? It seems brother Qin De also has quite a lot of troops in secret. But the Xiang clan and the Mu clan have 1,400,000 troops together. How many troops do you have in secret that you dare to say youre 80 certain? Moreover, when your troops secretly increased, how could this have escaped the detection of the Xiang clans intelligence service? Shangguan Hong is obviously very unconvinced.

    I still have 200,000 troops in secret. Qin De says with a smile. This brings the total amount to 800,000 troops. My Fierce Tiger Corps is only 50,000 strong but in terms of real offensive power it is equal to 200,000 to 300,000 troops.

    Shangguan Hongs eyes brighten.

    He certainly knows how formidable the Fierce Tiger Corps is. He calculates in his mind at once then says with a smile: If we only talk about quality then your 3 Eastern region counties army is the best. If you really have 200,000 troops in secret then well still have some hope. But according to what I know, 200,000 troops must be used to threaten the bandits in the Black Water mountain range. Otherwise, those bandits will wreak havoc on the 3 Eastern region counties and plunge your den into chaos.

    Qin De says in a totally unconcerned manner: You neednt worry about this. Theyre merely bandits. Its hard to exterminate them because the Black Water mountain range is so vast, but the thing is the Black Water mountain ranges bandits are no more than bandits. We only need to negotiate with them and give them some benefits, they will quiet down.

    Qin Des eyes suddenly brighten: So, my entire army can attack. You must know that my 3 Eastern region counties are next to the Wilderness and my army often trains here. Compared to the attack of the Wildernesss demonic beasts, the army of the 4 Western region counties, which hasnt fought a real battle for several decades to 100 years, means absolutely nothing.

    Qin De is very confident.

    Shangguan Hong nods his confirmation.

    Indeed, among the armies of the 4 big clans, the 3 Eastern region counties army is definitely the strongest in terms of fighting power. The reason for this is that the 3 Eastern region counties army is based in the Immense Wilderness and often fights the Wildernesss ferocious beasts so its troops have really experienced bloodshed.

    In contrast, the armies of the Xiang clan, the Mu clan and the Shangguan clan have never seen real action for several decades to 100 years.

    Shangguan Hong keeps thinking nonstop. After a while he raises his head and says: Then how am I going to benefit from this? How can you assure me that you wont destroy me after destroying the Xiang clan?

    Qin De smiles slightly: Very simple, among the 4 Western region counties, the 2 counties next to the ocean in the North will go to you. Together with your 2 original counties, youll have 4 counties in total. None of these 4 counties is separate from the rest and, moreover, the ocean is behind them. Youll have these 4 counties and have the ocean at your back, so you dont have to worry that Ill go back on my word. What do you think?

    The 4 counties next to the ocean? Shangguan Hongs eyes glitter. Obviously his interest has been aroused.

    These 4 counties are linked together. If they all go to him, even if Qin De later wants to eliminate him, it will be a difficult thing to do. After all, when having the natural barrier which is the ocean at his back and holding the 4 counties in his hands, at least defending himself will not be a problem. Moreover, after the war, the Qin clan will probably not have enough power left to deal with him next either.

    Then if the Han dynasty takes advantage of this and attack, what can we do? Shangguan Hong continues to ask.

    Qin De stands up and says with a wave of a hand: You dont have to be worry about this. The Han dynasty will definitely have no chance to interfere. As for the Ming dynasty, I believe that weak kind of dynasty which has only got attacked and has never dared to attack wont ask for much.

    Shangguan Hong considers.

    After a long time, he nods: I promise you my support. But my 2 Northern region counties troops definitely wont be the vanguard.

    Good, that settles it.

    Qin De and Shangguan Hong slap each others hands to pledge allegiance.

    Ha-ha Qin De and Shangguan Hong look at one another and burst out laughing. However, nobody knows what these 2 men are actually thinking. Must a pledge made by slapping hands definitely be fulfilled? On the Qian Long continent, no one believes in making a pledge by slapping hands.

    The next day, in a manor, Shangguan Hong is sitting at an escritoire and writing fast. Zhuang Jun is standing respectfully on one side.

    After a while, Shangguan Hong finishes writing. He reads everything carefully once and cannot help feeling satisfied.

    Humph, that idiot Qin De actually wants to rebel. He even wants to pull me into the water. Wont it be very good for me if I keep contentedly being North Vanquishing Prince? 4 counties are also very attractive, though. What a pity. Looking at the sheet of paper on the escritoire, Shangguan Hong cannot help bursting out laughing.

    Zhuang Jin on one side says: Your Highness, this Qin clans offer is not bad. Moreover, its sincere. Are you really not giving them a chance?

    Shangguan Hong turns his head and looks at Zhuang Jun. He then burst out laughing: Zhuang Jun, we cant lose. Do you understand? Therefore we must put money on both sides. It doesnt matter if the Qin clan wins or the Xiang clan wins, well always benefit.

    Zhuang Jun still does not understand.

    Shangguan Hong gives a smile. Zhuang Jun is his most loyal subordinate and is also the number 2 man in the 2 Northern region counties. He has saved Shangguan Hongs life twice so Shangguan Hong naturally values him to the utmost.

    Zhuang Jun, I feel certain about this matter. You neednt worry. You can leave now. Shangguan Hong says with an indifferent smile.

    I take my leave. Zhuang Jun immediately leaves the room.

    Shangguan Hongs face suddenly turns cold: Deliver this letter to the Emperor. A black silhouette suddenly flashes by and the letter on Shangguan Hongs escritoire has already disappeared.

    Shangguan Hong narrows his eyes and looks outside through the window. He thinks to himself: Qin De, you simply cant imagine the relationship between my Shangguan clan and the Xiang clan. You can only blame your bad luck. Even if I dont help either side, how can your clan contend against the Xiang clan and the Mu clan? After the 3 Eastern region counties are exterminated, maybe Ill gain some benefits.

    Shangguan Hongs thinking is so optimistic but will the Qin clan entrust its hope to him?

    End of b2c18.

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    B2C19: Stratagems (2)

    In the study of the imperial palace in the capital,

    Ha-ha Grasping 2 letters in his hand, Xiang Guang cannot help laughing out loud.

    Zhen Xu really doesnt disappoint me. 200,000 more troops in secret, with so many troops, their expenses alone amount to a huge number. If Qin De didnt have it in mind to rebel, why would he play with so many more troops? Could it be he dislikes having a lot of money? Xiang Guang laughs coldly.

    Zhen Xu has been in charge of the intelligence service in the 3 Eastern region counties for only a half year but he has discovered the truths behind many things.

    Your Majesty, by now that Qin De has secretly recruited 200,000 more troops but the Black Water bandits have been keeping him at bay. He wont dare to mobilize his entire army. Otherwise, the Black Water bandits will plunge his den into chaos. So, basically we dont have to be worried about anything, says the hook-nosed man from a dark corner behind him.

    Xiang Guang puts the letter in his hand down and says: What do you know? Even though the Black Water bandits leadership has been rendered ineffectual by unruly subordinates, they are after all merely bandits. He only needs to give them some benefits and they wont cause any trouble. That Qin De can still declare war on the Xiang clan with 800,000 troops.

    Your Majesty is brilliant. The hook-nosed man bows and says.

    Zhen Xu has found out the evidence that in the 3 Eastern region counties army provisions, materials and so on have all been prepared to a certain extent. Add to that 200,000 more troops have been enlisted and, moreover, they have been enlisted for over 5 years and have become crack troops, everything shows clearly that Qin De really wants to rebel! Xiang Guangs eyes immediately radiate cold rays of light.

    The hook-nosed man does not dare to make a sound.

    Very well, this is rebellion. Xiang Guang unexpectedly has a hint of satisfaction on his face. Remember, immediately send someone to negotiate with the Black Water bandits, offering them gold, jewels, or treasures and so on and telling them to plunge Qin Des den into chaos when war breaks out!

    The hook-nosed man thinks for a while and says: What if those bandits are too greedy?

    Idiot! Xiang Guang suddenly turns around and stares at the hook-nosed man. No matter the price, you must make them agree. You can even promise to give them a county after the war.

    Offer a county? The hook-nosed man is startled. Then he also understands. Your subordinate already understands. Even if we give it to them, they wont have the luck to enjoy it. Having been following Xiang Guang for so many years, he knows very well about Xiang Guangs character.

    Xiang Guang nods in satisfaction: Youre clever. After Qin De has been removed, theyll be no more than a gang of insignificant Black Water bandits. I only need to give an order and theyll be wiped out, only that I can make use of them at the moment.

    Your Majesty is brilliant. Now I already know what to do. The hook-nosed man responds.

    Xiang Guang reads the other letter and says: Uncle Shangguans letter has also confirmed everything Zhen Xu has found out.

    The hook-nosed man moves his eyes in a circle then suddenly says: There is an alternative, Your Majesty. To catch the rebels we had best catch the leader first. We can secretly send someone to assassinate Qin De. In this way, they will be a group without a leader, so if we send our army out next, we can surely destroy the Qin clan easily.

    Stupid! Xiang Guang says with a cold laugh.

    The hook-nosed mans body immediately trembles.

    If we sent an assassin now, needless to say we wouldnt even sure he would succeed, even if he succeeded, the Qin clan could change its head immediately. According to what I know, among his 3 sons, except for the 3rd son, who isnt up to much, the other 2 sons both are really outstanding. Moreover, when the assassination happened, the Qin clan would go mad and attack. Its 800,000 strong army is really no joke, says Xiang Guang with a cold laugh.

    Moreover, if we assassinated him, the Qin clan would definitely suspect that Shangguan Hong has sold them down the river so we would lose more than we gain. Do you understand? Xiang Guang stares at the hook-nosed man and says.

    I have been an imbecile! The hook-nosed man hurriedly says.

    A hint of complacency appears on Xiang Guangs face: We wont assassinate him. Well let the Qin clan rebel and let the Shangguan clan help them. After the Qin clan has totally put their guard down, the Shangguan clan will suddenly switch sides at a crucial moment during the war and stab the Qin clan hard in the back. Humph, lets see if that Qin clan will still be able to avoid destruction!

    The hook-nosed mans eyes brighten at once. He says hurriedly: Your Majesty is brilliant. If we give them a stab in the back at a crucial moment during the war then attack with our armored cavalry we will be able to destroy the Qin clan easily.

    Xiang Guang is very satisfied with his own stratagem. He nods and says indifferently: All right, you should go do your work now. Try every means to pull in the Black Water mountain ranges bandits. Gold, jewels, beautiful women, treasures and so on, anything can be used. You must make them agree to wreak havoc on the Qin clans den during the war. As for the Qin clan and the Shangguan clan, well just pretend we know nothing.

    I understand. I take my leave. The hook-nosed man bows and says. Then his body disappears like a flash.

    After a while, the hook-nosed man appears in a manor.

    You have returned, darling. A beautiful married woman walks to him.

    Daddy, a lovely boy also runs to him. The hook-nosed man lifts his son up in a hug. He also hugs his wife and says: Honey, lets go back to our room. Its cold out here. Every servant in the manor is very respectful to him.

    After entering the room, the beautiful married woman quietly asks: Hasnt the Emperor asked you to do something, darling? When can you decline to do what youre told? Its always like this and I always feel anxious.

    The hook-nosed man tenderly embraces the beautiful married woman to his bosom and says: Dont worry, honey. How cant I know that this work is dangerous? But I know too much about the Emperors secrets so I absolutely cant refuse to do what Im told. Dont worry. Given that Xiang Guang has so little wisdom, Im still certain I can deal with him.

    The hook-nosed man suddenly frowns and ponders: Judging by Xiang Guangs character, when he knew that Qin De would rebel for real, he wouldve sent someone to assassinate Qin De early. How come this time he unexpectedly calmed down and even pretends not to know anything to let the Shangguan clan eventually switch sides?

    As the chief of Xiang Guangs secret service, how can the hook-nosed man really be such an idiot?

    Everything he did in the imperial study was just an act. If he wants to be trusted by Xiang Guang, he has to let Xiang Guang detect his weaknesses. However, how can he really let the Emperor detect his own weaknesses? Therefore, it is best to deliberately pretend that he has some weaknesses.

    The hook-nosed mans guess is correct. There is actually still someone behind Xiang Guang. If Xiang Guang was really this intelligent, he would not have done that idiotic thing in the past.

    In the previous courtyard, Qin De is looking into the sky with his hands folded behind his back.

    Given Xiang Guangs character, perhaps hell try to kill me directly. Qin De gives a smile. In his mind, Xiang Guang is absolutely not worthy of attention. Even though Xiang Guang is not a fool, in terms of strategy, he is still very far from being considered an expert.

    Xu Yuan on one side says: Your Highness, even if that Xiang Guang sends an assassin, we still cant tell if the Shangguan clan is unreliable. Because that Zhen Xu can find out some information, Xiang Guang can also conclude from what Zhen Xu finds out that we want to rebel and sends someone to assassinate Your Highness.


    Even if there is an assassination attempt, it will still be impossible to say that the Shangguan clan has betrayed them.

    Do we need to know for sure if the Shangguan clan will betray us? Qin De says with a smile.

    Xu Yuan also bursts out laughing.

    Yes, do they have to know clearly about that?

    The goal of this negotiation is not to pull in the Shangguan clan but to create some diversions. It only needs to produce the effects desired by the Qin clan.

    Xu Yuan nods and says: Indeed, we came to this negotiation only to cause some diversions. It doesnt matter if the Shangguan clan will betray us or not because this clans ending has been decided. We arent going to give the Shangguan clan any chance to stab us in the back during the war.

    It does not matter what happens, the Qin clan does not tolerate mistakes. It is not going to take a chance on the Shangguan clan.

    In my estimation, Xiang Guang will offer the Black Water bandits some materials and so on, says Qin De with a laugh.

    Xu Yuan also laughs.

    There is a secret letter from the princely mansion, Your Highness. A man runs into the courtyard and hands over a secret letter. Xu Yuan immediately receives it then passes it to Qin De.

    Whats happened in the mansion again? Qin De opens the secret letter and glances at it. His eyes immediately brighten: Ha-ha, Heaven has helped me. This time Yuer has done me a great service. Ive always been worried by the Xiang clans 2 Shangxian. Now, having such a priceless treasure, Im assured. Ha-ha, this is really wonderful.

    At this moment, Qin Des excitement is simply indescribable.

    Has something very exulting happened? Xu Yuan on one side is very curious. Qin De immediately gives him the letter to read. As soon as Xu Yuan reads it, he is very happy. He says at once: Congratulations Your Highness. Congratulations Your Highness.

    Qin De laughs out loud and says: This time Yuer has done me such a great service. When I return Ill definitely reward him very nicely. Well, Xu Yuan, quickly dispatch people. Were returning to the princely mansion at once.

    Yes! Xu Yuan immediately bows and says. Qin De cannot help laughing. He never thought that his 3rd son would give him such a great pleasant surprise. At first he thought it was only a chunk of a high Xian-grade ore but now it turns out to be a treasure which can be forged into holy weapons.

    Holy weapons, no less!

    Xu Yuan on one side totally understands how important this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron is to Qin De. In terms of importance, it is even equal to 200,000 troops, so how can Qin De not get excited like crazy?

    End of b2c19.

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    B2C20: Completion of the holy weapons (1)

    The East Vanquishing Prince mansion is full of carved railings, marble steps, pavilions, terraces and towers. It is really imposing and magnificent. Every one of its guards is glancing around its surroundings while leading along a Fierce Tiger. One can deduce from this how strictly the mansion is guarded. It is late at night right now. A man and an eagle are sitting on the top of a pavilion. Even though the guards know about this, they pretend not to see anything.

    Ive been training hard for 3 days, but my bodys power has increased just a little. Qin Yu groans in his mind.

    He has been training hard alone since Fengyuzi started to forge the weapons. He knew Fengyuzi would need 35 days to forge them therefore he trained hard outside and did not return until 3 days ago. For the last 3 days, Qin Yu has been at his utmost limit, training desperately. Despite having the recovery power of the Meteoric Tear, his body still has not made much progress.

    He knows very well that he has truly reached the peak of his Houtian level.

    Xiao Hei, in internal practice, one can consult various methods left by his seniors when advancing to the Xiantian level from the Houtian level. But I practice external techniques, what method should I use to make a breakthrough? I cant consult any seniors methods. Qin Yu talks to Xiao Hei beside him. Even though he asks Xiao Hei, is it any different from asking himself?

    Xiao Hei pats Qin Yu with its huge wings while staring at him. Qin Yu also feels Xiao Hei consoling him. He smiles because Xiao Hei seems to also know that his sprits have sunk to the bottom.

    Suddenly, Qin Yu is startled.

    Consult, ah, thats right. His eyes suddenly brighten. He gives his own head a fierce slap and says: Qin Yu, youre such a fool. You cant consult any external seniors, but you can still learn from internal practitioners and how they break through to the Xiantian level in internal practice.

    Some sentences Lian Yan once said to Qin Yu immediately echo in his mind -- To become a Houtian expert, one only needs a suitable practice method. But to become a Xiantian expert, it is extremely difficult. There are 2 requirements that must be met to become a Xiantian expert: First, you must complete your Houtian level. And second, you must have some intuitive enlightenment on the Natural Way of Heaven.

    Qin Yu talks to himself in a low voice: Complete the Houtian level; my current level in external practice can also be regarded as the complete Houtian. As for the intuitive enlightenment on the Way of Heaven this is really mysterious.

    Qin Yu does not know how to have intuitive enlightenment on the Way of Heaven. It is simply unable to be explained in words. If it could be imparted, Xiantian experts would not be so rare, so precious on the whole Qian Long continent. Qin Yu continuously ponders.

    Intuitive enlightenment on the Way of Heaven, intuitive enlightenment on nature, alright, Ill try feeling what nature actually is.

    Suddenly, Qin Yu closes his eyes. His entire body and mind enter a state of vague blankness just like when he was trying to feel his internal energy in the past, only that he does not absorb the worlds holy energy this time. In this state of blankness, Qin Yu starts to feel the natural airflow.


    As every second goes by, Qin Yu remains motionless. His body is motionless and his mind is motionless ..

    He does not hear, does not smell, does not see

    Qin Yu does not notice that, slowly, as he seems to become completely nonexistent, various streams of holy energy deliberately converge at his body. To be exact, they converge at the Meteoric Tear. Qin Yu thus has become the center of a maelstrom.

    He has a wonderful feeling, as if he is soaking in the hot spring. He can even feel the holy energy streams in his surroundings. That feeling of closeness is so captivating. While Qin Yu, with his mind cleared of all thoughts, is immersing himself in that wonderful, warm feeling --

    The Meteoric Tear sends out a warm stream of energy.

    This energy stream is different from the clear energy streams in the past. It is a warm stream of energy. Like a warm stream of water, it slowly enters Qin Yus mind. In the depths of his mind, there is a mass of energy which looks like a disc. Moreover, various electric sparks are zigzagging around that disc. It is none other than the most basic component of the human body -- the soul!

    As a person trains, his soul becomes stronger and stronger. Qin Yu has been doing limit training since he was little so his soul is much stronger than ordinary peoples.

    In a short while, this flowing-water-like stream of energy has already arrived at the depths of his mind. As soon as his soul comes into contact with this stream of energy, it seems to get excited and continuously gobbles up this energy. In just a short while, that disc has become even deeper in color and also more materialized.

    Originally the disc was merely rather indistinct but now it radiates clear seven-colored rays of light and is also somewhat real. The electric sparks around the 7-colored disc have become more powerful as well.

    2nd brother, that lowlife Xiang Guang has made Zhen Xu the head of the intelligence service in the 3 Eastern region counties. This has made it a bit hard for us to act. That Zhen Xu also has a gang of specialized subordinates. They are very formidable in investigation. Worst of all, our activities will get bigger with time, so it will be really difficult to escape their detection in the future!

    Big brother, dont worry. When father went out this time, he mustve had a solution to this problem. However, this Zhen Xu fellow is really quite difficult to deal with. He just sticks to us like a plaster.

    Qin Yu suddenly wakes up with a start.

    The moment he opens his eyes, the holy energy in the surroundings goes back to normal and Qin Yu can no longer feel it clearly. At the same time the Meteoric Tear reverts to its usual form and that warm energy disappears. But Qin Yus body has undergone a huge transformation.

    Good ears and keen eyes, this is an expression which describes a person who can hear clearly and see very far.

    But the current Qin Yu can even hear clearly what his big brother and 2nd brother are saying quietly from several tens meters away and the sounds of an earthworms movements from afar. Moreover, his eyes can even see clearly every movement of the earthworm. So, can the good ears and keen eyes expression still be used to talk about him?

    Big brother, 2nd brother, they For the moment, Qin Yu still does not notice this. His mind is full of his big brothers and 2nd brothers words.

    Qin Yu knows that his fathers plan is to destroy the Xiang clan to seize the kingdom of the Chu dynasty. But now, it seems the chief of the Xiang clans intelligence service in the 3 Eastern region counties is a difficult person to deal with.

    For a moment, Qin Yu thinks about many things. He considers what his big brother and 2nd brother have said. His fathers departure, the relationships between the 4 regions and that intelligence chief, his mind has made a complete and clear list of all of these matters.

    I. Qin Yu is immediately astonished because in just a moment ago he unexpectedly thought about many things. Since when has my mind become so quick?

    He finally discovers that he himself has undergone a huge transformation. As he looks around, he is dumbstruck.

    What happened just now? How come Ive transformed so much? Only now does he notice his astonishing transformation. After a long time, he finally calms down. He lowers his head and looks at the Meteoric Tear mark on his chest. He then shakes his head and jumps down from the top of the pavilion.

    His whole body flashes through the air, creating 2 afterimages. He has already landed on the ground.

    I can feel wind several times more clearly than in the past as well. Qin Yu feels that his body-maneuvering skill has become even more perfect. Moreover, my bodys flexibility and toughness and so on are much better than they were.

    It is impossible for other people to know, but Qin Yu himself knows how natural his movements were and how relaxed his body was when he finished just now. The whole thing was like a walk in the park. He can feel that a fundamental transformation has occurred in his body.

    Could it be I have touched the door between the peak of the Houtian level and the Xiantian level? Qin Yu thinks to himself. But he has no way to confirm it because he still cannot feel Xiantian energy being generated in his body.

    Suddenly his eyes turn to a courtyard far away. There is a secret room under that courtyard, which is none other than Fengyuzis secret forging room. Just now, Qin Yu unexpectedly heard the sound of that secret rooms door opening.

    Have the holy weapons been completed? Qin Yu immediately goes to that courtyard.

    End of b2c20.

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    B2C21: Completion of the holy weapons (2)

    No sooner does Qin Yu enter the courtyard than Fengyuzi comes out of the secret room. Because he immediately sees Qin Yu, he cannot help feeling stupefied. He then says with a smile: Xiao Yu, what a coincidence. I just finished forging and you immediately appeared.

    As soon as Qin Yu hears that, he becomes excited.

    Holy weapons, no less! These are the weapons which only Shangxian possess. When Qin Yu is getting excited, Qin Feng and Qin Zheng quickly come out of the room on the side. Seeing Fengyuzi, the 2 of them immediately say with their faces full of excitement: Uncle Feng, have Xiao Yus weapons been completed?

    Completed, completed, Xiao Yu, these are the gloves to protect the knuckles and the Yuchang-sword-like short sword that you want. Fengyuzi extends his hand and a pair of gloves and a short sword immediately fly toward Qin Yu.

    The gloves are dark red and even have light-colored flames on their surface. The short sword is also dark red but the flames are condensed inside completely. Its surface absorbs and emits sword air just like a normal flying sword.

    Thank you Uncle Feng. Suppressing the excitement in his heart, Qin Yu receives the gloves and short sword.

    Fengyuzi says with a sigh: Xiao Yu, Uncle Fengs power is limited and the level of my Samadhi flame is insufficient, so, even with such a precious chunk of In-rock Flaming iron, I can only forge middle-grade holy weapons from it. If a Dongxu-stage expert came here to forge, hed surely be able to make high-grade holy weapons. Also, holy weapons are different from mortals weapons. Just drop your blood on them and youll be able to suck them into your body. They will appear on your hands entirely as you wish.

    In-rock Flaming iron is indeed a precious forging crystal. Fengyuzi is merely at the middle phase of the Jindan stage so his Samadhi flame is still at the weakest level. Therefore, naturally, he cannot bring forth the efficacy of In-rock Flaming iron completely, and can only forge middle-grade holy weapons.

    Thats enough. Middle-grade holy weapons are already enough for me. Qin Yu knows what middle-grade holy weapons mean in the Xiuzhen world. Even Fengyuzis flying sword in the past was merely a low-grade holy weapon.

    What makes Qin Yu excited the most is that after establishing his ownership of them by blood he can suck them into his body as he wishes.

    Xiao Yu, why dont you forge a suit of armor? Qin Zheng says while slightly frowning.

    Qin Feng also says: That chunk of In-rock Flaming iron is so large, even if you forge a suit of armor, perhaps 3 tenths of it will be enough. With the suit of armor, most of your bodys vital points will be protected. Why did you forge a short sword? And why a pair of gloves which only protects your knuckles, and not that kind of glove which covers the whole fist? Together these 2 things will only take a little more In-rock Flaming iron.

    To Qin Feng and Qin Zheng, the most important thing in the world is this 3rd brother of theirs. Their mother passed away early and, moreover, Qin Yu cannot practice internal techniques so the 2 brothers naturally care a lot about Qin Yu.

    Xiao Yu wants to use a bit less In-rock Flaming iron so that he can leave his father a bit more of it. Fengyuzi on one side says. Qin Fengs and Qin Zhens bodies tremble. They are immediately speechless and can only look at Qin Yu. Their eyes have slightly reddened.

    Qin Yu says with a smile: Big brother, 2nd brother, theres no problem. Both of you also know that I practice external techniques. If Im protected by armor, my progress in practice will naturally slow down. So, its better not to wear armor. Moreover, having a pair of gloves and a short sword is already enough.

    This is fooling himself and others.

    Qin Feng and Qin Zheng both are outstanding people so naturally they are not fooled by such simple reasons given by Qin Yu because it is a holy-class suit of armor they are talking about. If he does not want to be protected by it, it would be sucked into his body. And if he encountered unavoidable dangers, he could protect his body with it.

    Qin Feng and Qin Zheng both can see through Qin Yus mind.

    Xiao Yu, you found this chunk of ore so its yours. It doesnt matter how many holy weapons you want to forge, no one will say anything about that. Not even father will say anything. Qin Zheng says while staring at Qin Yu.

    Qin Yu shakes his head with a smile but he says nothing.

    Holy weapons are really outstanding. Qin Yu laughs out loud and changes the subject of the conversation. By now he has already dropped some blood on the gloves and the short sword respectively. In just an instant, as soon as he thinks about them, the gloves and the short sword completely disappear in his hand.

    For the present, Qin Feng and Qin Zheng also shift their attention onto the holy weapons.

    Theyre really formidable. In a fight, if your hand which is empty at first suddenly has a weapon out of thin air, you can definitely take the opponent by surprise and kill him. Qin Fengs eyes brighten. He has figured out the benefits of holy weapons at once.

    Qin Yu can feel clearly that the gloves and the short sword are in the immense space of his dantian.

    The dantian is only a small component of the human body but it works according to the a grain of sand, a world principle. Just like the reflections of the Sun and the Moon in a lake, the gloves and the short sword are only some points in a corner of the dantian.

    Qin Yu suddenly clenches his fists and the gloves immediately appear on his fists. These dark red gloves are protecting his knuckles.

    The optimum offensive parts of a fist are the knuckles. With the protection of these middle-grade holy gloves, Qin Yu can meet some superb weapons head on using his fists without worrying about hand injuries. What makes Qin Yu feel most comfortable is that the gloves are like skin and do not hinder the flexibility of the knuckles in the slightest.


    A shaft of black light flashes by but Qin Yus hand is still empty as before. Just a moment ago, a black short sword suddenly appeared on his hand then disappeared.

    They were forged from In-rock Flaming iron so these gloves will be called Flaming Gloves and this short sword will be called Flaming Sword, says Qin Yu smilingly. At the moment, his heart is filled with excitement. To a martial artist, obtaining his favorite weapons is definitely a very happy occasion.

    Fengyuzi says with a smile: Xiao Yu, I carved some restrictive spells on that short sword so its radiance disappeared completely, giving it a dark color. Alright, Im returning to the secret room to continue forging. This time Fengyuzi returns to the secret room to forge a flying sword of his own.

    Having obtained In-rock Flaming iron, his original low-grade holy flying sword can already be abandoned.

    Xiao Yu, Qin Feng and Qin Zheng look at Qin Yu.

    Big brother, 2nd brother Qin Yu cannot help giving a forced smile as he sees his big brothers and 2nd brothers expressions. He immediately says: Xiao Hei, lets return. A black eagle dives down from the sky at once. Slightly pushing his feet, Qin Yu jumps on its back. They then leave the princely mansion as if fleeing from a calamity.

    Qin Feng and Qin Zheng give each other a look, feeling powerless.

    Weve been caring too little about Xiao Yu. Qin Feng lets out a deep sigh. Qin Zheng says nothing either. As big brother and 2nd brother, together with their father Qin De, they have always been busy with their own matters and have not had time to care for this 3rd brother.

    Were Qin Yu finding In-rock Flaming iron this time not such an important matter, perhaps Qin Feng and Qin Zheng would still be busy doing their own things right now.

    3 days later,

    With his face full of gladness, Fengyuzi comes out of the room. He has finally finished forging his own flying sword. This sword is a middle-grade holy weapon. Even though there is only a one-grade difference between the middle grade and the low grade, their power levels are several times different. With this middle-grade holy weapon, Fengyuzi can even give late-Jindan-stage experts a good fight, of course, provided that those late-Jindan-stage experts use low-grade holy weapons.

    Brother Feng, congratulations, congratulations. Qin De folds his hands and says to Fengyuzi. He returned to the princely mansion last night.

    That dark-red flying sword hovers around the top of Fengyuzis head then fuses with his body directly.

    Ha-ha, Your Highness, I must thank Xiao Yu for this. Only by having In-rock Flaming iron could I forge this treasure. Fengyuzi is obviously very excited.

    Qin De also nods.

    Fengyuzi continues: Your Highness, youve been worried by the 2 Shangxian on the Xiang clans side, havent you? One of these 2 fellows is at the middle Jindan-stage and the other is at the late Jindan-stage. With this In-rock Flaming iron weapon, I can handle that lowlife Wu De. As for that middle-Jindan-stage Wu Xing, letting several Xiantian level experts attack him together using middle-grade holy weapons will be just as effective, says Fengyuzi smilingly.

    Whether an expert is at the Jindan-stage or at the Yuanying stage, if his physical body is destroyed, his soul, whose existence is dependent on this body, will automatically break apart. Only when he has reached the Dongxu stage, at which his soul can merge with his yuanying, can he live practically forever.

    However, without their physical bodies, even Dongxu-stage experts, Kongming-stage experts and Dujie-stage experts can only keep practicing as loose immortals. Therefore, physical bodies are very important to Xiuzhenists.

    Fengyuzis meaning is that they can send some Xiantian experts to attack middle-Jindan-stage Wu Xing together using middle-grade holy weapons to destroy his physical body. If those experts succeed, Qin Des great undertaking will be successful as well. A Xiuzhenists body-protecting elemental energy cannot be breached with normal weapons but with middle-grade holy weapons they can defeat it.

    The chunk of In-rock Flaming iron Qin Yu found is as important as 200,000 troops.

    Xiao Yu has done a really great service this time. Ive always been worried by the enemys 2 Shangxian but now Im somewhat assured, praises Qin De highly. Then he responds: Xiao Yu, why hasnt he come out?

    When Qin De just returned, he sent people to find Qin Yu.

    Xiao Yu rode his black eagle back to Misty Villa once. After that no one knows where he went. That black eagle can fly very high and very fast so its simply impossible to trace Xiao Yu, replies Lian Yan on one side immediately.

    Qin De nods: This time I must reward Xiao Yu very nicely. Qin De suddenly turns to Fengyuzi and says: Brother Feng, how much of the In-rock Flaming iron is left? Have we still got half of it?

    Xiao Yu and I together used no more than a fifth of it. Fengyuzi makes a movement with a hand. A stream of elemental energy flies directly towards the secret room at once. Then, with a sound of its door opening, the chunk of In-rock Flaming iron flies out. One can deduce from this scene how magnificent a Xiuzhenists abilities are.

    The chunk of In-rock Flaming iron looks a bit shorter but in the other aspects it basically has not changed.

    What did Xiao Yu choose to forge? How did he use so little ore? Qin De asks doubtfully.

    In Qin Des opinion, this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron was found by Xiao Yu so it will be pretty good even if he uses a half and leaves his father the other half. However, Qin Yu used so little ore, which baffles Qin De.

    Xiao Yu only wanted a short sword and a pair of knuckle-protecting gloves. He didnt even want a suit of armor, Qin Fen says with a sigh.

    He just wanted to leave father some more of the In-rock Flaming iron. Qin Zheng sighs and says. But Xiao Yu even said he wanted to train his body so being protected by a suit of armor would make it hard for him to improve.

    All of the people present are extraordinary people so they naturally know a middle-grade holy suit of armor can be sucked into the body. Moreover among the most powerful experts of external practice, has there ever been anyone whose bodys defense can match that of a middle-grade holy suit of armor?

    At the peak of external practice, the bodys defense is still not as good as a middle-grade holy suit of armor, then why did Qin Yu act like that? This question simply does not need answering.

    Everything he did was only for the sake of his father Qin De.

    A wave of mixed emotion surges uncontrollably in Qin Des heart. This chunk of In-rock Flaming iron is such a priceless treasure but his son did not care about it and only used a little ore, leaving most of it to him.

    Xiao Yu, Qin De is also speechless for the moment. He remembers when he told Qin Yu his secrets in that secret room, Qin Yu strongly asked for his permission to join the army so that he could also fight but was not allowed to do so by him. Qin De can remember clearly how lonely his sons back looked when he was leaving that room.

    This son of his has always been training hard since childhood. In fact, he has suffered a lot more than his big brother and 2nd brother have.

    I hate Heaven for being so unfair. Even if Yuer trains harder and reaches the peak of external practice, he still cant become a Xiantian expert. According to Zhao Yunxings estimation, Xiao Yus current external power is only around the Houtian levels middle phase. Qin De groans in his mind.

    Other people can estimate the power level of an internal expert based on his internal energy. But even Xiuzhenists cannot guess how much power an external expert has in his muscles. After all, it is really difficult to estimate how strong or weak the muscles power is. It can only be estimated based on how many jin the expert can lift with one arm.

    In Qin Des mind, his 3rd son Qin Yu is only a child who works hard in external practice but eventually will not succeed.

    Find Yuer and tell him to come to see me. As for what to forge from this chunk of In-rock Flaming iron, lets discuss again in the evening. As Qin De finishes saying, he turns around and leaves immediately. At the moment, his mind is a bit confused

    End of b2c21.

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    B2C22: Gold-card mission (1)

    It is late at night. Qin Yu is sitting with legs crossed on the back of the black eagle, which is flying through the clouds.

    Cold winds are whizzing and hitting Qin Yu in the face like sharp blades but he remains motionless. His whole body is being surrounded by thick holy energy streams which are astonishingly real and look like smoke. The worlds holy energy continuously permeates into Qin Yus entire body.

    Using the method of the Ancestral Dragon Art, he transforms the holy energy in his body into internal energy then lets it permeate through his entire body. Every fiber in his entire body, and even every cell of his body, is transforming nonstop. His body is undergoing changes which other people cannot know.

    This kind of change has started since he absorbed that warm stream from the Meteoric Tear on the top of a pavilion in the East Vanquishing Prince mansion that day

    Suddenly, Qin Yu opens his eyes, shooting out 2 fierce rays of light which are extremely shocking.

    What a wonderful feeling. Qin Yus eyes glitter. This is a kind of feeling he has never experienced before. As an external practitioner, he has always been pursuing this feeling. However, by now he has already found it. My entire body has achieved unity. Flexibility, toughness, strength, sensitivity and so on, everything everything has been united into one. Now everything is in the palm of my hand!

    Control, Qin Yu is having a feeling of control.

    Even if his body is trained better, his strength is greater, and his bones are tougher, it will be pointless if he cannot make good use of them. Therefore, Qin Yu has continuously been training his flexibility and toughness so that he can control his every movement more easily. However, after experiencing that indescribable transformation, the current Qin Yus flexibility and toughness have reached a level which Qin Yu himself considers perfect.

    Everything in his body is just like one thing. When he throws a punch, his bodys entire power can be concentrated in a point. His control of the body has reached a new level.

    Xiao Hei, go down. Qin Yu suddenly burst out laughing. The black eagle immediately dives down. Gradually, Qin Yu sees a huge city below. He once bought a house in this city under a false identity.

    All of a sudden, the muscles and bones in Qin Yus entire body start moving slowly. His faces muscles, however, only move a bit. In a short while, he has changed from a manly, sunny, 1.8 m high young man into a 1.75 m high cold man.

    The Appearance and Bone Changing art!

    Xiao Hei, you can go play alone, but dont expose my identity, ha-ha ~~ Qin Yu gives a laugh then jumps down from several hundred meters high in the air.

    He would not have been able to jump down from such a height in the past. However, now he is very confident of himself.

    He closes his eyes, enjoying the winds of his extremely fast fall.

    Suddenly, with a swaying movement, Qin Yus body starts drifting in the air like a falling leaf. His terrifying falling speed unexpectedly decreases in an instant. Qin Yus body then makes another swaying movement and he unexpectedly accelerates again. Moving extremely fast and slowly alternately, Qin Yu, however, is coming down without causing any wind sounds.

    Qin Yu, whose eyes have always been closed, suddenly opens his eyes.


    Like a sharp arrow, he shoots down toward the ground directly in a completely straight line, causing a sharp whistle through the air. At this moment, he is simply not using his body-maneuvering skill. The moment Qin Yu lands, he props a hand on the ground skillfully and easily like a wild cat.

    By simply discharging the kinetic energy into the ground through the muscles of his legs and hand, the pressure of the dive on his entire body is unexpectedly removed completely.

    Indeed, I can control every muscle in my entire body finely. Qin Yu looks at his palm. A happy expression appears on his face. If Zhao Yunxing were here, he would have totally understood how formidable this move by Qin Yu was. This is also Zhao Yunxings idea about the peak of external practice but it is a pity that he has never been able to reach this level for several decades.

    By simply using the muscles of the legs and a hand, Qin Yu could even neutralize the impact force of such a dive. This shows that his control of the muscles has reached an extremely high level.

    The feeling at the Xiantian level is really different. Qin Yu gives a faint smile. Suddenly, he slightly frowns because he hears clearly a bandit running toward him very fast from several hundred meters away. Not wanting to meet this person, his body immediately disappears like a flash on the street in the middle of the night.

    The Xiantian level,

    After leaving the princely mansion a few days ago, Qin Yu guessed that his sudden transformation could mean he was on the threshold of the Xiantian level but he had no way to confirm it. Afterwards, he remembered that Xiantian experts are capable of one thing -- Xiantian Fetus Respiration.

    Qin Yu immediately jumped down to the bottom of a lake and held his breath. However, he did not know that in fact he had barely reached the threshold of the Xiantian level. He held his breath until his entire face was very red. Eventually, he could only rely on his willpower to persevere. He then even felt dizzy at the bottom of the lake to the extent that he lost his sense of direction. When his mind was in a state of extreme confusion and obliviousness, his entire body finally shook once. Every single pore in his body seemed to open wide and started to absorb the worlds holy energy. Qin Yu had finally transcended that limit.

    Qin Yu does not know at all that, even though his soul was very strong thanks to his external limit training, only after his mind inexplicably entered a state of vague blankness in the mansion, causing the fantastic Meteoric Tear to send out a stream of a mysterious warm energy and allowing his soul to absorb that energy stream, did he start to undergo very fast transformations.

    Qin Yus soul was very strong, even stronger than ordinary Xiantian experts souls therefore, in theory, had things gone on like this, he would have been able to enter the Xiantian level after some time. But Qin Yu was so impatient that he forced himself to that extent at the bottom of the lake. Luckily for him, he succeeded in the end.

    Thus, Qin Yu became the first Xiantian external expert in the history of the Qian Long continent.

    How powerful is a Xiantian external expert? No one on the Qian Long continent knows the answer to this question, not even Qin Yus father Qin De. At the moment, because of Zhao Yunxings estimation, Qin De even thinks that Qin Yu is merely a common external practitioner who can lift about 300 jin at most with one arm.

    Not even Xiuzhenists can estimate how strong the muscle power of an external expert, especially Qin Yu, is. His muscles have been absorbing internal energy and the Meteoric Tears miraculous clear streams so their power is concentrated inside completely. Judging by his appearance alone, one can only say that Qin Yu looks powerful like a leopard.

    Qin Yu stops outside a grand residence. At the moment, he is wearing a silvery mask.

    Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! ......

    After he knocks several times, a person opens the entrance in a short while. Seeing Qin Yus silvery mask, they instantly stand aside to let him come in. This grand residence is none other than a relatively important branch of the no. 1 assassination organization -- the Heavenly Net.

    So powerful, there are 5 Xiantian experts and many Houtian experts as well. As soon as Qin Yu comes in, he senses that there are some experts in the grand residence.

    When his soul absorbed that mysterious stream of energy in the princely mansion, Qin Yus perception became much stronger than before. Now, no one can escape his sense within a radius of several hundred meters, except when that person has a better sense than his.

    Qin Yu does not know that this marvelous kind of perception is none other than the holy sense, which can only be seen in Xiuzhenists.

    The Heavenly Net has made several important large branches of its known to the public, one of which is this place. However, for over 1000 years, no one has ever been able to find out the location of the Heavenly Nets headquarters. At the moment, because there are already 5 Xiantian experts in this important branch alone, Qin Yu can imagine how powerful the Heavenly Net actually is.

    When Qin Yu is still shocked by the true strength of the Heavenly Net, he has already entered a specialized small courtyard where assassins receive their missions. There is a stunning woman in the center of the courtyard.

    Silver card assassin, this is the list of missions. You can choose one you like, says the stunning woman in a very cold and clear voice while putting a list of missions before Qin Yu, who immediately opens the list of missions.

    A silver card assassin can receive any gold card mission. If he succeeds, he will become a gold card assassin. Of course silver card assassins generally do not risk their lives doing so because gold card missions are all claimed by the Heavenly Net to be achievable only to Xiantian experts.

    Today, Qin Yu turns directly to the Gold Card Missions section.

    There are not many gold card missions, only 13. Among them, only 5 are Chu-kingdom-based missions. And there is only one of these whose location is in the 3 Eastern region counties --

    Zhen Xu! Qin Yu raises his eyebrows.

    He immediately remembers the discussion that day between his big brother and 2nd brother, which he overheard without doubt. This Zhen Xu is obviously the intelligence chief of the Xiang royal clan in the 3 Eastern region counties. However, there is very little information in this missions introduction to Zhen Xu.

    After reading the data on Zhen Xu, Qin Yu slightly frowns. This mission is really very difficult. In principle, as someone who just reached the Xiantian level, he should perform a simple mission first, but after thinking for a while, he says coldly: The 12th gold card mission.

    As soon as the stunning woman hears that, her eyes brighten. She then says smilingly: Please wait a minute. Im sorry. The information about Zhen Xus movements isnt at my place. Almost as she finishes saying, an old man appears. He gives Qin Yu a look then puts a letter before him.

    This is the information about Zhen Xus movements in the last few days. Tut-tut challenge a gold card mission. Too bad this mission is very difficult. A gold card assassin even died while carrying it out. Do you want to give up? says that old man while staring at Qin Yu.

    Qin Yu takes the letter and gives the old man a cold look. He then turns around and leaves immediately.

    The beautiful woman takes out a black book whose front cover has 2 words -- Liu Xing!

    On the 8th of the 11th month, at 2.10 am, assassin Liu Xing received a gold card mission -- to kill Zhen Xu! A beautiful line of a small regular handwriting appears on a new page.

    End of b2c22.

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    B2C23: Gold-card mission (2)

    In a gloomy room of an old house, there is a candle on a desk. The candle, with its dusky light, is shining on one side of the face of a man who is sitting at the desk. Under the flicker of the candlelight, that mans face is only a vague shape.

    The only exception is that pair of eyes -- a pair of eyes which radiate so much eeriness and grimness that they are both pronounced and frightening. At the moment, this pair of eyes is staring at the top of the desk where a hand is writing nonstop with a pen.

    After a while, the pen is put down.

    Suddenly, the candles flame brightens, lightening the face of this man clearly -- it is a handsome and pale face. At first sight, even though this man is already in his forties or fifties, there is an air of a sickly beauty about him. However, when coupled with that pair of eyes, the entire bearing of this man changes.

    This man is none other than Zhen Xu, the absolute genius of the Xiang royal clans intelligence service. Even the head of the intelligence service will tremble upon seeing him. He is also the one person Xiang Guang appreciates the most.

    Zhen Xu takes out from his bosom a square block of jade, which radiates gentle rays of light. There seems to be some marks on this square block of jade. Zhen Xu examines the marks carefully then slightly shakes his head and says: Trans-Heaven diagrams. This is the first Trans-Heaven diagram. Pity after a half year of research I havent achieved anything. I better give it to the Emperor. Perhaps Ive been delaying for so long that he cant wait anymore.

    Zhen Xu gets an iron case from the side of the desk. At the same time he puts the secret letter and the square jade black in it. Then he closes the lid of the iron case and locks it up using a key.

    Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!

    Suddenly Zhen Xu continuously pokes the iron case several times. The case gives a series of clacking sounds then the key hole disappears. This case uses the same security mechanism as the iron case the Qin clan used to keep the secret books. Someone who does not know the method of opening simply cannot get anything from it.

    However, at this moment outside the room, a silvery-masked man is standing in the center of this old houses courtyard.

    Qin Yus eyes are closed.

    Trans-Heaven diagrams. Qin Yus interest is aroused. His marvelous perception allows him to sense clearly everything happening in the room which is several tens meters away from him, including the several places Zhen Xu poked at on the iron case. Qin Yu commits them to his mind completely.

    Thanks to the benefit of the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yus soul is now as strong as a Xiuzhenists. His strong soul has given him a marvelous perception, which is also a Xiuzhenists holy sense. As the soul becomes stronger, the range of the holy sense will also become longer.

    Qin Yu does not make any wind sounds when walking and he is holding his breath so, for the moment, Zhen Xu in the house actually does not know that he is outside.

    Little brother, take this iron case into the palace at once. You must be quick and this key must be hidden carefully. Theres a Trans-Heaven diagram in the case so you mustnt be careless, says Zhen Xu suddenly.

    A man who has been staying in a dark corner walks out. This man will make other people feel as if he is a juvenile. However, Zhen Xu knows this juvenile-looking man is already over 40 years old because he has been following him for more than 20 years.

    Zhen Xus 2 subordinate generals -- Nalan Feng and Nalan Dan.

    The Nalan brother and sister are very weird. Despite being in their 40s, they still look like juveniles. According to the Nalanss guess, this has something to do with their eating a kind of holy fruit during their adolescence. The Nalan brother and sister only listen to Zhen Xus orders and do not even care about Emperor Xiang Guang in the slightest.

    Dont worry, big brother. Ill attach this key to my key chain. Nalan Feng takes out a key chain and strings the iron cases key on it. He also suddenly takes another key out from the key chain and puts it in his chest as if it is very important.

    Little brother, youre still the same, says Zhen Xu smilingly.

    Nalan Feng raises his eyebrows and says: Big brother, precautions avert perils, right? Even if someone killed me, he would surely think the key in my chest is the right one and wouldnt think that the real key is on my key chain. Moreover Ill even let a subordinate of mine carry this key chain.

    Feng, youre always thinking that youre so clever. A cold and clear voice rises. A grim girl also comes out from a dark corner of the room. She sticks her tongue out and gives her palm a lick. In the palm, there is

    A heart! Outside the room, Qin Yus body suddenly trembles once. A hint of solemnity flashes in his eyes uncontrollably. Through his holy sense, Qin Yu knows clearly what that young girl is holding in her palm.

    It is a very small heart and cannot be the heart of an adult.

    Nalan Feng slightly frowns and says: Dan, cant you change your habit? When you eat a childs heart, dont eat it in front of us, okay? Ive been telling you so for so many years but it has all come to nothing.

    You know it is useless then why bother saying it? Moreover, youve been saying it for so many years. You seem to have never stopped for the last 22 years. Feng, youre really ridiculous, says Nalan Dan coldly.

    Pal, why have you come to my place in the middle of the night? Zhen Xu says coldly all of a sudden. His loud and clear voice resounds through the entire house. However, the strange thing is that every servant in the house is still sleeping like a log and no one wakes up.

    Qin Yu gives a faint smile. Just now because his holy sense discovered that there was a childs heart in the palm of the young girl, he was shocked and his breathing was disrupted. Zhen Xu, therefore, immediately detected him.

    Why? Im a Heavenly Net assassin. You think why Ive come here? says Qin Yu coldly. Since he started to undertake assassination missions, he has never assassinated anyone sneakily. He has always killed his targets fair and square. This time is no exception even though Qin Yu has discovered that Nalan Feng and Nalan Dan are also Xiantian experts.


    The rooms door suddenly opens. A black silhouette shoots up into the sky then lands on the center of the courtyard. It is a black-clad juvenile. At the same time, another black silhouette shoots up into the sky then lands beside the black-clad juvenile. It is none other than a black-clad young girl.

    Afterwards, a while-clad, pale-faced, handsome middle-aged man slowly walks out. At first sight, his entire body seems to be very weak, but when combined with that cold grim pair of eyes he looks like a frightening lone wolf.

    Silver card assassin? Zhen Xu slightly frowns while looking at Qin Yu.

    To be exact, its silver card assassin Liu Xing, says Qin Yu coldly. He has never been afraid of telling his opponents his assassin name. After all, they will all die at his hands soon, so he should let them know who will kill them, should he not?

    Liu Xing? The corners of Zhen Xus mouth slightly curve upward into a smile. You dare come to kill me and just now you even stayed in the courtyard for so long without being detected so you should be a Xiantian expert, right? But thats strange. Who wouldve thought I wouldnt be able to see through you? says Zhen Xu in a slightly amazed manner.

    Qin Yu casts a glance at the Nalan brother and sister then looks at Zhen Xu and says: Im also amazed. Its already unbelievable that a Xiantian expert took up a lowly post like the intelligence head of the 3 Eastern region counties. But he even has 2 Xiantian experts as subordinates. There are no more than 100 Xiantian experts in the entire Chu kingdom, but you even have 3 here.

    You talk too much. Nalan Dan suddenly says. Assassins shouldnt talk too much.

    Assassins shouldnt kill people fair and square either, right, Miss Baby-heart-eater? Qin Yu says laughingly. Ah, right, you must actually be older than a miss. Perhaps I should call you auntie.

    Nalan Dans face immediately changes color. What she loathes the most is that other people mention her real age.

    Qin Yu takes a look at that room whose door is wide open. He knows there is an iron case on the desk in that room which contains a Trans-Heaven diagram. Of course, in order to obtain that Trans-Heaven diagram, he must kill all of the 3 people before him. Worse still, they are all Xiantian experts.

    Nalan Dan casts a look at Zhen Xu, who slightly nods.

    Assassin Liu Xing, right? Too bad, the life of a meteor is always very short. Nalan Dan laughs coldly then, with a movement of her body, she seems to turn into a gust of cold wind and sweeps across Qin Yus surroundings completely. For the present, there are unexpectedly several afterimages in his surroundings.

    This is the 1st time Qin Yu has had a death match against a Xiantian expert but there are even 2 other hostile Xiantian experts watching on one side.

    End of b2c23.

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    B2C24: Liu Xing rises

    Nalan Dan is using her body-maneuvering skill, which is what she most excels in, to move around Qin Yu very fast. She wants to make it impossible for Qin Yu to tell where her body actually is. But Qin Yu is still standing stock still. Because he is wearing a silvery mask, other people simply cannot see that he is giving a faint cold smile.

    Competing in speed?

    As a result of Qin Yus body training, speed has always been his strongest point. When he was 13, he could only lift 100 jin with one arm but his speed was already superior to that of an ordinary Houtian expert. The current Qin Yu just became a Xiantian expert at one stroke and his entire bodys muscles and cells have been undergoing transformations since. When he was still at the peak of the Houtian level, he could already lift 1500 jin with one arm. Now, his one-armed strength must not be lower than 2000 jin, then what level has his speed reached?

    Moreover, in terms of control, muscles are naturally easier to control than Xiantian energy. And in terms of endurance, muscle power is much more durable than Xiantian energy as well.

    I detest being called auntie the most. Nalan Dans ice-cold voice comes into Qin Yus ears. Using her beautiful hands, with which she rips babies hearts out, she creates countless illusions, which together look like a full-blown lotus, and attacks Qin Yu.

    How great is the strength of the 1st Xiantian external expert since antiquity? Qin Yu thinks to himself. He then smiles as he looks at the countless attacking illusions. Im testing it on you now. He immediately throws a punch with his entire power.

    Straight line!

    Whizz ~~~ An extremely sharp whistle rises. Qin Yus right fist comes at Nalan Dan directly with a mountainous force.

    As Nalan Feng and Zhen Xu hear that terrifyingly sharp whistle, their faces change color. When Nalan Dan is still unprepared, the fist has already come close to her face. The wind of the punch hurts her face like needles. Having no time to think much, she suddenly withdraws the full-blown-lotus-like illusion into her hands and starts to madly channel the Xiantian energy in her body to the midpoint between her hands. But she basically cannot concentrate more Xiantian energy at the midpoint because the fist has already arrived!


    It hits the midpoint between Nalan Dans palms fiercely like a smash of a great iron hammer. Nalan Dans body swiftly retreats but her expression has become very ugly.

    Qin Yu has over 2000 jin of strength in one arm and yet he executed this one punch with all his might. Strength in fact has never been Nalan Dans strong point and, moreover, she is only at the early phase of the Xiantian level so this punch has hurt her arms to the point where they tingle. All of a sudden Nalan Dan does not dare to continue her attack.

    This bloke is a freak. Hes too strong, says Nalan Dan in a frightened voice.

    Zhen Xu says with a faint smile: With so much strength, he must be a Xiantian expert who has been practicing a technique which puts emphasis on strength such as the Impertinent Bull Power. If Qin Yu did not exist in the world then Zhen Xus conjecture would probably be correct. After all, it is extremely hard even for Xiantian experts to reach such a terrifying level in strength.

    Little brother, little sister, both of you must attack together. Zhen Xu gives an order.

    After circulating her Xiantian energy, Nalan Dans arms are no longer in pain. Even though they are still a bit uncomfortable, she can continue to fight with them. Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng exchange a look then suddenly turn into 2 blurs and attack Qin Yu again, only that this time they both use weapons -- scimitars.

    The scimitars are crescent-shaped and radiate ice-cold rays of light.

    Qin Yu slightly narrows his eyes. At the same time, he suddenly clenches his fists and throws 2 fierce punches in 2 different directions. Carrying the extremely great power of a Xiantian external expert, his fists seem like 2 aquatic dragons coming out of water. Afterwards, with 2 bangs, Qin Yus fists smash on one side of the scimitars precisely.

    Bang ~~~

    Nalan Dans and Nalan Fengs bodies get a shock.

    Dan, how can this scumbag be just a silver card assassin? Even among gold card assassins, this bloke would definitely be considered a high-class figure, says Nalan Feng using controlled sound transference. At the moment he also feels that his opponents punch carried a terrifying force. That fierce strike has made him feel uncomfortable in the chest.

    Feng, lets use speed. We can only rely on speed. Nalan Dans voice is transferred confidentially to him.

    Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng are very distressed.

    Qin Yus fists are really too heavy. Being hit with a punch from him is as uncomfortable as being smashed on by a huge rock. When a 2000 jin rock smashes down, at least the interface will be very large. But Qin Yu focuses the force equivalent to the weight of 2000 jin in a fist so the impact pressure he causes is even stronger.

    Qin Yu still remains motionless despite 2 people moving extremely fast around him.

    Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!

    Qin Yu is punching in a relaxed manner but every punch from him is heavy like a huge rock falling or an iron hammer smashing. Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng are about to go mad because whenever they approach him to attack, he sends them backing off with a punch each, forcing them to keep moving so fast all the time, which has also been causing them to consume huge amounts of Xiantian energy.

    By contrast, Zhen Xu is coldly watching. There are only images of Qin Yus strikes in his pupils. It is impossible to know what he is thiking.

    I just reached the Xiantian level. In principle, Im also at the early Xiantian level, but Im an early phase Xiantian external expert. Youre merely early phase Xiantian internal experts. Qin Yu thinks. But theyre too weak. Alright, lets finish them off quickly.

    Qin Yu has always been fooling around. After all, this is the 1st time he has fought a Xiantian internal expert.

    However, Qin Yu is wrong. It is not that the opponents are too weak but that a Xiantian external expert is really so extraordinary. To other external practitioners, being able to lift 700 to 800 jin with one arm at the peak of the Houtian level is already an outstanding achievement. But Qin Yu could lift 1500 jin with one arm at the peak of the Houtian level.

    Now that Qin Yu has reached the Xiantian level, how can ordinary early phase Xiantian experts compare with him?

    Lets end this! Qin Yus eyes suddenly shine brilliantly.

    No good! Only at this moment does Zhen Xu discover that everything is far from all right. But it is already too late.

    He only sees Qin Yus body turn into several afterimages then the afterimages merge into one. Qin Yu is still standing at his original place, as if he has never moved. But Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng are now motionless like 2 statues. Suddenly --

    Thud! Thud!

    Nalan Feng and Nalan Dan unexpectedly fall on the ground directly. The reason is that in just a moment ago Qin Yu, like a flash, used his spear hands to smash 2 vital points of the twos throats, killing them instantly.

    Actually my strongest point isnt strength at all, but speed! Qin Yus indifferent voice rises in the silent courtyard.

    Little brother, little sister. Looking at the dead Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng, Zhen Xu slowly says in a low voice which has a note of extreme grief. Then he raises his head and stares at Qin Yu. The coldness radiated from his eyes makes Qin Yus whole body feel chilly. At the same time, his entire bearing suddenly becomes fierce.

    Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng have been following Zhen Xu for over 20 years. During these years, the Nalans only listened to Zhen Xus orders. The 3 of them have been treating each other like real brothers and sister. But just now Qin Yu attacked too fast so, when Zhen Xu to reacted, it was already too late.

    A deep and low yowl of extreme hatred rises.

    Boom ~~~

    The air suddenly starts to vibrate. Zhen Xus hairband breaks abruptly. His long hair starts to flutter freely. An extremely terrifying force bursts forth from inside his body like a volcano eruption. A furious Xiantian energy then spreads over the outside of Zhen Xus body. Under the covering of the Xiantian energy Zhen Xus entire body is only a blur, but his ice-cold eerie eyes still look frightening.

    Even though Zhen Xu is not the chief of the Xiang royal clans intelligence service, his status is not lower than the chiefs in the slightest. For so many years he has never disappointed Xiang Guang and Xiang Guang also always believes in this mysterious general to the utmost.

    However no one knows his real power. How powerful is this sickly-looking man actually? Zhen Xu stares at Qin Yu like a viper and only says curtly: Prepare to die.


    The air shakes quickly for a short while and becomes chaotic like ripples. Zhen Xus body suddenly disappears then appears again at Qin Yus face.

    Bang! Qin Yu is totally astonished. At the same time he retreats extremely fast. A raging force hits his body squarely. The silvery mask he is wearing is broken into pieces at once with a bang. At the same time, the coat on Qin Yus body is reduced to shreds, which scatter all over in the air. After backing away a long distance, Qin Yu looks at Zhen Xu in front of him in astonishment.

    With just a strike, there is only the black gold undershirt left on Qin Yus body. Even his mask has been destroyed.

    Very fast speed and very terrifying energy; with such strong body-protecting energy, he must be a late phase Xiantian expert. Qin Yu confirms in his mind. Even if Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng faced Zhen Xu together, they would still get killed with 2 blows. This Zhen Xu is really too formidable.

    2 early phase Xiantian experts are simply no match for a late phase Xiantian expert.

    Zhen Xu stares at Qin Yu and says coldly with a smirk: Your speed is not bad. What a pity, your fastest speed is inferior to mine. Your strength is pretty good but when I attack with Xiantian energy, my offensive force is even stronger than your punches. In offense, speed and defense youre far inferior to me, this time youll surely die.

    Zhen Xu has declared his judgment.

    My speed is only not bad? Qin Yu suddenly laughs. Sorry, please wait a minute.

    As Zhen Xu watches in amazement, Qin Yu takes off the black iron arm guards and leg guards on his arms and legs. Bang! He throws the black iron arm guards and leg guards on the ground, causing a series of heavy deep metallic noises. This shows that the guards are very heavy.

    Zhen Xu is astonished.

    Only now does he understand that even though Qin Yus original speed was so fast, it was merely his speed while carrying the black iron arm guards and leg guards. After taking them off, how much faster has Qin Yu become?

    Taking off 200 jin of weights has lightened my entire body by half. Even if my speed cant double, at least it mustve increased by 50%. Now I can nearly match that guy in speed. Lets not take off this black gold undershirt. Reducing 200 jin is already enough. Moreover, this black gold undershirts defense is very strong as well. Qin Yu thinks to himself.

    Looks like I have to reassess you, says Zhen Xu with Qin Yus body reflected in his pupils but his mind is scheming precisely.

    Qin Yu, by constrast, is staring at Zhen Xu before him with full attention.

    Shua! Shua!

    The 2 bodies suddenly disappear. At the same time, an extremely urgent wind whistle starts to be heard. Yes, there is exactly only one whistle. Even though Zhen Xu is moving extremely fast and his body-maneuvering skill can also be considered ingenious, he is experiencing an extremely strong wind resistance, which is causing the whistle. Qin Yu, however, is moving fast like lightning without causing any sounds.

    The 2 of them are chasing each other, but because of the wind resistance, Qin Yu is slightly faster than Zhen Xu.


    Qin Yu suddenly utters a low shout. He executes a lightning kick with his right leg and hits the side of Zhen Xus left leg directly. Even though Qin Yu has 3000 jin of strength in one leg, after shaking for a while, Zhen Xus body-protecting energy has unexpectedly withstood Qin Yus heavy kick.

    Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!

    Sharp noises of the air being pierced through can be heard. Qin Yus face changes color: Concealed projectiles! This is Qin Yus first reaction. However, his holy sense discovers clearly what caused those piercing noises -- the fingers of Zhen Xus sharp claw.

    A claw looks like that of an eagle. Zhen Xus left hands 5 fingertips are all radiating golden rays of light and are piercing through the air to come at him.


    Qin Yu throws a palm strike and backs away very fast.

    Whizz! Qin Yu hears 5 sharp whistles. His holy sense discovers clearly that the light on Zhen Xus fingers has unexpectedly left the fingers. 5 golden shafts of light are continuously shooting at him at an extreme speed. Qin Yu is fast, but even if he was faster he would not be able to outstrip those shafts of light. He only has enough time to make a movement.

    Among the 5 shafts of light, 2 miss but the other 3 hit Qin Yu in the stomach.

    The black gold undershirt really deserves to be called a defensive treasure. Even though the shafts of light hit it with a bang, it unexpectedly remains intact. However, the impact force still penetrates the black gold undershirt and gives Qin Yus body a shock.

    Your power is not bad, worthy of my using weapon. This is a high Xian grade weapon -- the Bloody Soul Claw. This claw is made from a claw of a demonic beast in the Wilderness. It could only be completed after going through several tens forging procedures, says Zhen Xu suddenly. A huge blood-red claw appears on his right hand.

    Qin Yu slightly narrows his eyes. That claw is really forged from a demonic beasts claw and not from ordinary steel ore and the like.

    Theres only one chance. I must grab it. Qin Yu thinks to himself.

    Ha-ha, Ill let you taste my strongest special skill -- the Heart Piercing Ten Thousand Claws! In only an instant, Zhen Xus eyes have reddened like blood and have the same color as that Bloody Soul Claw. At the same time, the fingertips of the Bloody Soul Claw shoot out various shafts of light.

    Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!

    Using some unknown technique, Zhen Xu continuously shoots the surging Xiantian energy in his body out from the fingertips of the Bloody Sould Claw in the form of golden shafts of light like spraying bullets. In an instant, several tens shafts of light have been shot out.

    The strangest thing is that those shafts of light seem to be controlled by Zhen Xu.

    What technique is this? Qin Yu simply cannot understand how it works. Forget it. Theres no time left. He clenches his teeth. His body suddenly dashes obliquely in a different direction. Then he pauses and dashses in another direction.

    Qin Yu is moving like lightning but he does not cause any wind sounds. However, with time there are more and more shafts of light attacking him. Even though these shafts of light cannot penetrate his black gold undershirt, his head is unable to resist them. Therefore, Qin Yu can only keep moving like a flash with all his might to evade them. Whenever he cannot dodge, he uses the black gold undershirt to defend.

    The final blow! Qin Yus eyes suddenly brighten.

    His entire body turns into a beam of light and charges directly at Zhen Xu.

    Ha-ha, instead of running away using your speed, you come to get killed. Zhen Xus heart is extremely excited. He cannot help having a faint complacent smile on his face. The Bloody Soul Claw pierces the air and comes at Qin Yus head. Qin Yus eyes flash.

    Flaming Gloves!

    A light flashes on Qin Yus hands. The gloves suddenly protect the surface of the fists. With a movement, he extends his left hand and boldly moves it on a collision course with the Bloody Soul Claw.

    Just a death-wish, thinks Zhen Xu disdainfully. His Bloody Soul Claw is high Xian-grade, why should he be afraid? He even accelerates the Bloody Soul Claw a bit.


    Zhen Xu is shocked all of a sudden because Qin Yus left hand has unexpectedly grasped the Bloody Soul Claw on his right hand. The glove on Qin Yus left hand seems to be very strange. Not even the extremely strong tearing force of the Bloody Soul Claw can damage it in the least. Moreover, at this moment, Qin Yus right fist has already got close to him in a strike.


    Zhen Xus left hand also blocks Qin Yus right fist with a movement. However, there is a Flaming Glove on Qin Yus right fist whereas Zhen Xu can only use his vigorous Xiantian energy to defend.

    Brat, you think this can stop me from killing you? The corners of Zhen Xus mouth suddenly have a faint smile. Golden shafts of light again appear between the Bloody Soul Claw and Qin Yus left-hand fingers, which are in a deadlock with each other. At such a close distance, when those shafts of light are shot out, Qin Yu simply cannot dodge.

    Zhen Xu cannot help getting excited. He seems to be picturing Qin Yus head being shot into pieces on the spot.

    Qin Yus eyes suddenly brighten -- the middle-grade holy-class Flaming Sword!


    Ah! cries Zhen Xu miserably.

    Just now a dark short sword suddenly appeared in Qin Yus right hand, which was being locked in a stalemate originally. The dark short sword, which is extremely sharp, unexpectedly cut off Zhen Xus left hand in a slash and, moreover, it is proceeding to slash at his throat. Zhen Xu simply has no way to dodge it at such a close distance. He utters a loud shout and chokes back the agony of having a hand severed. His body-protecting energy suddenly intensifies.

    Die! Zhen Xus eyes flash with fierceness.

    Knowing it is too late to dodge, he can only rely on his own body-protecting energy. Moreover, as Zhen Xu becomes ruthless, the golden light on the Bloody Soul Claw becomes more luminous and shoots out at Qin Yus head ferociously. Naturally, Qin Yus head cannot withstand such sharp golden shafts of light.

    At this moment, when his fate is hanging in the balance, Qin Yu resolutely and ruthlessly cut through the body-protecting energy using the Flaming Sword then slashes at Zhen Xus throat. At the same time, using his left hand, which is wearing a Flaming Glove, he executes a strike with the most powerful penetrating force -- a spear hand strike -- and aims directly for the center of the Bloody Soul Claws palm.


    Blood splatters!

    It is the blood spouting from Zhen Xus slashed throat. At the same time, it also contains the blood spouting from the holes on Qin Yus pierced left arm. There is also the blood spurting from Qin Yus mouth in it.

    Just a moment ago, relying on a Flaming Glove, Qin Yu executed a spear hand strike and gave Zhen Xus palm in the Bloody Soul Claw a shock. Naturally, the Bloody Soul Claw was affected and the direction of those shooting shafts of light was also suddenly altered. 2 of them hit Qin Yus left arm while the others hit him in the chest.

    2 holes immediately appeared on his left arm, spurting blood. Moreover, even though his chest is protected by the black gold undershirt, because this time the distance was too close and the impact force was too strong, Qin Yu was still injured internally and could not help spouting blood from his mouth.

    So dangerous. Qin Yu looks at Zhen Xu, who has already died because his throat was cut, and takes a deep breath. He channels the fresh air into his stomach then heaves a sigh of relief.

    The Flaming Sword must be used at the right time. If Qin Yu had used it from the beginning, given Zhen Xus sharpness, he surely would not have given Qin Yu any chance to harm him with the short sword. Qin Yu succeeded in killing Zhen Xu also thanks to the Flaming Gloves and the Flaming Sword appearing in quick succession near the end of the fight, which caught Zhen Xu off guard. Even so, Qin Yu was almost finished.

    Xiao Hei! Qin Yu suddenly sees a black eagle appear in front of him. The eagle is staring at Qin Yu.

    When Qin Yu and Zhen Xu fought just now, the distance between them was so short and life and death were decided in just a moment so the black eagle simply could not come in time to help Qin Yu. However, as an exceptional animal, it knows that Qin Yu was in serious danger and now it feels unhappy because it could not help him.

    Xiao Hei, Im all right. Ss ~~ Qin Yu draws a cold breath and takes a look at the holes on his arm. His internal injury is not bad but it is very difficult to tell if such serious wounds as the 2 holes in his left arm can heal. Moreover, Qin Yu feels that it seems his left arms bones, tendons and channels have all been seriously damaged.

    After casting a look at the 3 dead bodies, he quickly gets the iron case which contains the Trans-Heaven diagram and the key to it. Then he takes Zhen Xus head and gets on the black eagles back. With a shake of its wings, the eagle soars directly towards the horizon, leaving this city.

    In the depths of a nameless canyon, there is a manor with a great number of experts, including more than 10 Xiantian experts. Outside the manor, there is a bamboo forest and a creek. A middle-aged man is sitting in a bamboo chair beside the creek, quietly drinking tea and enjoying the scenery. No one can know what he is thinking.

    Suddenly, a gray-clad old man and a blue-clad old man approach the middle-aged man from behind. The shocking thing is that these 2 old men are late-phase Xiantian experts.

    Leader, Zhen Xu is already dead, says the gray-clad old man respectfully.

    Oh? The teacup in the tea-drinking middle-aged man slightly jerks. Tell me the facts in detail.

    Leader, at the place where Zhen Xu was killed, there were also the corpses of his 2 subordinates Nalan Dan and Nalan Feng. Moreover, there were even fragments of a silvery mask where this incident took place. It must have belonged to silver card assassin Liu Xing, who was on the mission, says the blue-clad old man.

    Silver card assassin? Liu Xing? That middle-aged man puts the teacup down and stands up. Well, no, now that Liu Xing should already be considered a gold card assassin. You two quickly check the data on him once.

    Even the head of the Heavenly Net is interested in such a gold card assassin who killed 1 late phase Xiantian expert in addition to 2 early phase Xiantian experts.

    Leader, but assassin Liu Xing still hasnt submitted the head to complete the mission ever since. Morever, an examination of the blood at the scene showed that it contained the blood of another person besides the 3 dead people. We are sure that Liu Xing was seriously injured, says the blue-clad old man while bowing.

    Oh, but he could leave the scene so hes obviously still alive. This kind of person wont die so easily, says the middle-aged man with an indifferent smile. Then he says indifferently: All right, get ready at once. Its time I returned to Yan City.

    Yes! The 2 old men bow and take the order.

    The middle-aged man mumbles in a low voice: Yuer has gone out for so long. Why isnt there any news about him? He turns around while still frowning. This mysterious leader of the Heavenly Net is shockingly none other than East Vanquishing Prince -- Qin De!

    End of b2c24.

    End of book 2.

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    Book 3: Four-in-Nine Heavenly Tribulation

    B3C1: The 1st Trans-Heaven diagram (1)

    Trash! Trash! Trash!!!

    Bang! The ink stone is thrown on the ground fiercely and shatters completely.

    Xiang Guang stares at the hook-nosed man like a wild beast that wants to swallow people and angrily rebukes: You piece of trash. Even Zhen Xu has already been killed. What happened actually? You must tell me everything in detail. Otherwise you wont be the secret services head anymore.

    Xiang Guang is so angry that he has become muddled.

    The hook-nosed mans heart skips a beat. As a secret service chief who knows a lot of secrets about the Emperor, if he no longer held this postion, there would be only one result -- he would be erased! An idea springs to his mind. He immediately bows and says: Your Majesty, according to my investigation, killing Zhen Xu was exactly one of the Heavenly Nets gold card missions. Even though we dont know who undertook the mission, judging by the scene of the incident, we can confirm one thing, that is, the murderer of Zhen Xu is a silver card assassin!

    Trash, I know very well about Zhen Xus power, silver card assassin? Bullshit, even his subordinates, the Nalan brother and sister, wouldve been able to deal with a silver card assassin easily. Both of them were Xiantian experts and Zhen Xu was even much stronger than them in overall power. You said such 3 people had been killed by a silver card assassin. Do you think I can believe it? Or perhaps, you think Im an idiot, says Xiang Guang while staring at the hook-nosed man.

    The hook-nosed man smiles bitterly in his mind. He told the truth but the Emperor does not believe it.

    Your Majesty, Zhen Xu was extremely powerful. His personal security was totally taken care of by himself so I know nothing about it. This time there was the mask of a silver card assassin left at the scene after he was killed, but I think the murderer must be a gold card assassin who confused Zhen Xu by wearing a silvery mask. Zhen Xu was only murdered after being led to underestimate his enemy, says the hook-nosed man hurriedly.

    Xiang Guang ponders for a long time. Seeing that Xiang Guang seems not to believe him, the hook-nosed man comes up with an idea and says: Your Majesty, there is another possibility, that is, East Vanquishing Prince Qin De disliked being hindered by Zhen Xu so he sent top-class experts to kill him. Even those fragments of a silvery mask were probably used by East Vanquishing Prince to confuse us.

    The hook-nosed man thinks to himself: East Vanquishing Prince, sorry. At this crucial moment I can only force everything on you. The hook-nosed man understands very clearly that, because Xiang Guang has always been suspicious of Qin De, if he blames everything on Qin De he will probably succeed.


    Correct. It mustve been Qin De. He wants to rebel but he worried that Zhen Xu would find out about this so he sent someone to kill him. He was afraid that I would discover this is his deed so he tried to fool me with a broken silvery mask. Humph, this idiot, why didnt he use a broken golden mask? Wouldnt it have made the whole thing more believable? Xiang Guang talks to himself, his eyes glittering with coldness. However, Im not that easy to deceive. Qin De, you want to rebel, I have no doubts about this. This time you killed Zhen Xu, breaking one of my wings. Good! Good!!!

    Xiang Guang is extremely furious.

    Zhen Xu was very important to him. During the last over 20 years, whenever Xiang Guang experienced difficulty in finding out if someone was disloyal or hostile to him or had a great treasure and so on he always sent Zhen Xu to investigate and handle the matter. And Zhen Xu never disappointed him. Having Zhen Xu, Xiang Guang could just sit back and relax.

    Despite Qin Des artifices, Zhen Xu was still able to find out many secrets of East Vanquishing Prince. Zhen Xu was obviously very important to Xiang Guang.

    However, Zhen Xu is already dead.

    Even though there are still many spies under the command of the intelligence chief, these spies are far less formidable than Zhen Xu. To Xiang Guang, the death of Zhen Xu is equivalent to the loss of one wing so how can he not be furious? How can he not gnash his teeth? Moreover, he directs all of this intense hatred of the murderer towards Qin De.

    He has been suffering from a recurring nightmare for so many years. Then recently he discovered that Qin De wants to rebel. Now the person he values the most, Zhen Xu, has also been killed by Qin De.

    Qin De, if I dont destroy your Qin clan, how can I be satisfied? Xiang Guang crushes the teacup in his hand with a firm grip. His eyes are blazing with fury. At this moment, Xiang Guang makes another decision in his mind. Tell Yi Yan to come to my place. You can leave first.

    The hook-nosed man secretly lets out a sigh of relief because Xiang Guang obviously will not take out his anger on him because of this matter. To him, being in a mornarchs company is just like being in a tigers company. Every time he does something near the Emperor, he must be extremely careful.

    Yes, I take my leave. The hook-nosed man bows and says.

    Xiang Guang then stays motionless in the imperial study, staring at the shattered ink stone. Even though his eyes are focusing on the shattered ink stone, he is obviously thinking about something else. In a short while, footsteps can be heard outside.

    Yi Yan, come on in. Xiang Guangs voice rises.

    The door opens and an unusual-and-evil-looking young man comes in. This is none other than Yi Yan, the head of the Dominant Dragon Corps. While those spies only investigate and gather information, this Dominant Dragon Corps is the secret force which destroys every single enemy of the Xiang royal clan in the dark.

    Yi Yan looks extremely evil and unusual. He has the face of a young man but actually he has reached the Xiantian level for over 40 years. This is mostly because a Xiantian expert can live 500 years and once they reach the Xiantian level their aging will slow down.

    Your Majesty. Yi Yan slightly bows and says.

    Xiang Guang thinks for a while then gnashes his teeth and says: Alright, tell that Zhu San that I have agreed. But every material in the body of that demonic beast saber-toothed tiger must go to me, especially those 16 sharp swords. Not even one of them can be missing.

    Yi Yan raises his eyebrows. With the corners of his mouth slightly curving upward, he bows and says: Your Majesty is brilliant. That Zhu San has guaranteed that as long as he has a Trans-Heaven digram he will deliver the whole corpse of the demonic beast saber-toothed tiger without keeping anything back.

    This is good. Xiang Guang gives a cold smile. I dont think that Zhu San will dare to pull any tricks on me.

    Zhu San is known by reputation as the no. 1 magnate on the Qian Long continent and is based in the Ming kingdom. His business has spread all over the whole Qian Long continent. His influence is extremely great. Using some unknow method, a group of his elite subordinates was able to kill a demonic beast.

    A demonic beast saber-toothed tiger looks like a huge tiger with 16 sword-like sharp spikes on the back. All of the spikes are extremely sharp and can match high Xian-grade weapons in power. Furthermore, the sharp claws of a saber-toothed tiger can be turned into weapons. Therefore, killing a saber-toothed tiger is just like finding a living treasure store.

    Perhaps only Shangxian can be as formidable as saber-toothed tigers. Heaven knows what method Zhu San used to kill one.

    Your Majesty, Magnate Zhu San has a whole lot of secret bases. Because this time they killed the saber-toothed tiger in the Wilderness, they are currently staying in a secret base in a city near the Wilderness. They cant openly transport the tiger to the Ming dynasty so they will have no choice but to cut it up in that city first then bring the body parts back in turn. However, that city is located in none other than the 3 Eastern region counties. Yi Yan bows and says.

    Hearing this, Xiang Guang also understands that this matter is rather troublesome.

    The Immense Wilderness is in the easternmost part of the continent and the Chu kingdom is next to the Wilderness. The 3 Eastern region counties of the Chu kingdom are the 3 counties adjacent to the Wilderness. Generally, anyone who wants to enter the Immense Wilderness will have to pass the 3 Eastern region counties. However, these 3 Eastern region counties are under Qin Des control.

    In the past Qin De would not have dared to snatch the tigers body openly but it is hard to tell what the current Qin De will do.

    Yi Yan, tell your father Elder Yi to personally lead a group of experts to the 3 Eastern region counties and trade with them. Xiang Guang solemnly gives an order. Yi Yan says respectfully at once: Yes, as long as my father goes into action, nothing can go wrong.

    Xiang Guang suddenly bursts out laughing: Ha-ha, I only have the 2nd Trans-Heaven diagram. Without gathering all 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams, its simply impossible to find out that vague mysterious technique from it. Moreover, throughout history, many talented people including even Xiuzhenists have obtained the diagrams or collected all 3 of them but no one has ever found out their secret. I only have 1 diagram so its useless. Trading 1 useless Trans-Heaven diagram for a saber-toothed tiger can also be considered something worth doing.

    Yi Yan bows and says: That Zhu San is just fond of collecting treasures. He only wants to collect 1 diagram to satisfy his curiosity.

    Alright, Yi Yan, there must be no mistake this time. By getting that saber-toothed tiger, Ill have quite a lot of high Xian-grade weapons. Not only Elder Yi, you must also dispatch several more Xiantian experts. Remember, there must be no mistake, says Xiang Guang again.

    If the saber-toothed tigers body is snatched by Qin De, it will be no different from Xiang Guang himself giving Qin De a wedding present. Giving Qin De a batch of good weapons instead of getting them for himself, Xiang Guang definitely cannot allow this possibility to happen.

    Dont worry, Your Majesty. When my father goes into action, he shall not disappoint you. Yi Yan bows and says.

    Thinking about Yi Yans father Elder Yi, Xiang Guang also feels assured.

    End of b3c1.

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    B3C2: The 1st Trans-Heaven diagram (2)

    In a town of the 3 Eastern region counties there is a small private house bought by Qin Yu. When he became a silver card assassin he had earned a lot of money so he bought more than 10 dwellings in the 3 Eastern region counties in order that ordinarily they would provide housing for him.

    Auntie Zhang, theres no need to bring it into the hall. Just put it directly on this stone table. Today Ill have dinner in the courtyard, says Qin Yu with a smile. By now Qin Yu has already changed back to his real appearance. The black eagle, however, has gone somewhere to find food.

    An auntie dressed in a large white cotton-padded jacket puts the meal on the stone table beside Qin Yu while smiling broadly: Xiao Yu, then enjoy your meal here. Im going back now.

    This Auntie Zhang is from a nearby hotel. When Qin Yu stays here for his body to recover, he usually tells the people of the hotel to bring the meals to his house directly. He is also very free. After all, his father Qin De, his big brother and his 2nd brother are making preparations for the army together whereas Qin Yu simply cannot take part in it.

    Luckily I have the Meteoric Tears mysterious clear streams. Otherwise Heaven only knows when my left arm will be able to recover. Qin Yu cannot help groaning in his mind as he takes a look at his own left arm.

    Qin Yus left arm was pierced 2 holes by the light Zhen Xu shot out from his fingers before his death. These injuries were very serious, but thanks to various clear streams from the Meteoric Tear permeating through the arm, these shocking injuries unexpectedly recovered very fast. In only 3 days, there are only shallow scars left on Qin Yus left arm and not 2 shocking holes as in the past.

    Not long after he finishes dinner, the black eagle returns.

    Xiao Hei, you still remember to return, brat? You went out yesterday but only now do you get back. Really, you found a pretty female eagle, didnt you? Seeing a female eagle, you forgot me instantly. Youre really a perverted eagle. Qin Yu strikes the black eagles head with a chopstick and says laughingly.

    As soon as the black eagle hears that, it cannot help raising its head, looking very disdainful.

    It is obvious that the black eagle simply looks down upon ordinary female eagles.

    Hah, youre still so arrogant. Ah, Ive been recovering for the last 3 days so I havent examined that Trans-Heaven diagram. Qin Yus eyes brighten. He immediately goes inside the house. The black eagle blinks curiously a couple of times and also follows him inside the house.

    Hah! Qin Yu extends his hand and forms a claw. He makes a grab at a huge brick-like stone on the floor of the house. With an easy wave of the hand, the stone block is thrown on one side. Under the original place of the stone block, there are 2 iron cases. Qin Yu takes out one of them.

    Trans-Heaven diagrams, Ive heard of them but Ive never seen any. Qin Yu gives a ha-ha laugh. His hand continuously pokes the iron case several times. Following a clack, a keyhole appears on the iron case.

    Qin Yu raises his eyebrows and smilingly takes out from his bosom a key, which was taken from Nalan Fengs body. When Nalan Feng was hiding this key at that time, he saw very clearly. After inserting the key in the keyhole, Qin Yu gently turns it.


    Hearing the expected sound, Qin Yu gives a smile. After opening the iron case, he sees 2 things inside. One is a confidential letter and the other is a square jade block. That jade block radiates a gentle multicolored light and is obviously different from ordinary jade blocks. It is very extraordinary.

    A secret letter? To Xiang Guang? Qin Yu rips the envelope open and takes out the letter.

    As he reads the letter, his face slightly changes color. The contents of this confidential letter are mostly about 2 things. First is the Trans-Heaven diagram. And second is Qin Des rebellion. It describes in great detail some rebellious acts by Qin De and even has information about some special armies of the 3 Eastern region counties.

    Qin Yu thinks with a sigh: Phew, really dangerous. This Zhen Xus investigation is very clear and detailed. There are many things that even I dont know about. If Xiang Guang knew about them, itd be terrible. Luckily I stopped this letter.

    Qin Yu, however, does not know that generally Zhen Xu could only review his information and write a confidential letter about his investigations most recent results after quite some time. The account of some special armies of the 3 Eastern region counties in this letter intercepted by Qin Yu is Zhen Xus greatest achievement during his stay in the 3 Eastern region counties.

    Some special armies will produce special effects in war. A surprise army must catch the enemy unawares. However, if the enemy knows about the existence of these armies and makes preparations first, then the element of surprise will no longer exist.

    Too bad, Xiang Guang will never know these pieces of information.

    After all, Zhen Xu is already dead and this letter was also intercepted. Even if he sends someone else to the 3 Eastern region counties to be the intelligence head here, it will be difficult for them to find out something. The fellow who is Zhen Xus predecessor was the intelligence head of the region for over 10 years but he could not gather any important information. It is very hard to find an espionage genius like Zhen Xu.

    Wham ~~

    His right hand makes a grasp. A powerful blast of air encircles his palm and turns the letter into powder.

    The letter has been destroyed. That dirty dog Xiang Guang will never know jack about it, thinks Qin Yu. His eyes cannot help radiating coldness. He knows his mother was murdered by that dirty dog Xiang Guang and he must avenge his mothers death, how can he not detest Xiang Guang?

    Bang! Bang!

    2 loud and clear noises rising arouse Qin Yus attention. As soon as he takes a look, he becomes very worried: Xiao Hei, dont mess around. Your beak is very sharp. Do you want to smash this Trans-Heaven diagram? As Qin Yu is saying he makes Xiao Hei move away with a push.

    Good, its not broken. Qin Yu looks at the Trans-Heaven diagram. Only when he sees that the square jade block of this Trans-Heaven diagram still remains intact does he secretly let out a sigh of relief. He turns around and looks angrily at Xiao Hei. However, Xiao Hei flaps its wings a couple of times and shakes its head, looking very self-satisfied.

    The 3 Trans-Heaven square jade blocks have been around for Heaven knows how many years. These treasures are not ordinary jade so they will not be destroyed that easily.

    I wont waste time on you. Now Im going to research this Trans-Heaven diagram once. Holding the Trans-Heaven diagram, Qin Yu comes out of the room and enters the courtyard. At night, he likes to be bathed in starlight the most. Staying under the starry sky late at night gives him a distinct feeling.

    It got dark not long ago but Qin Yu has no problem seeing the Trans-Heaven diagram.

    This is the Trans-Heaven diagram. Whats the big deal? Theres nothing else except for some pictures. Qin Yu looks at the diagram carefully for a long time and even performs a minute examination of it with his holy sense but he finds nothing other than those pictures on its surface.

    The surface of the square jade block has the words -- First Trans-Heaven Diagram --, which are even written in the common language of the Qian Long continent.

    There are various small pictures on the square jade block below those words, 36 unusually small pictures altogether. Each picture is a man performing a movement. All of the movements are very strange. At least Qin Yu thinks so.

    Except for these 36 pictures, there is nothing else.

    What is this Trans-Heaven diagram actually? The 1st Trans-Heaven diagram has only 36 pictures. The man in these 36 pictures doesnt even have any paths for internal energy circulation. There are only 36 strange movements. Could it be I only need to learn these movements? says Qin Yu doubtfully.

    He knows that for so many years the 3 Trans-Heaven diagrams have come into the possession of countless people but no one has ever found out their secret. If the secret was merely to learn the movements in the pictures, perhaps it would have been mastered in less than a year.

    Qin Yu racks his brains and tries every means to research the diagram but by the time the Moon rises above the trees he still has not come up with any solution after wasting half an entire night.

    Forget it. Lets try learning these movements first to see if they have any benefits. Qin Yu suddenly stands up.

    Thanks to his formidable holy sense he remembers every single movement of the 36 pictures completely. He starts to learn those movements in proper order at once. His bodys flexibility and toughness are absolutely very good.

    But even so, he still feels very strange as he learns these strange movements.

    However, he controls his temper and learns one movement after another. Because his bodys flexibility and toughness are extremely good, even though these movements are strange, he learns them very fast. One after another, the movements are executed

    Whats going on? Whats happened to the worlds holy energy? Qin Yu is shocked to discover that, as he performs the movements with his body, various streams of holy energy enter his body from all directions then permeate through his flesh and bone directly.

    The absorbtion speed is extremely fast, much faster than the speed of absorbing internal energy.

    When his internal energy disperses from the dantian, his flesh can only absorb some of it. By contrast, the worlds holy energy is permeating through his body directly and basically does not disperse.

    What is actually happening? Is the secret of the Trans-Heaven diagram so simple?

    Qin Yu does not know the answers to those questions. But he knows one thing -- at least, he likes these movements.

    End of b3c2.

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    B3C3: A bolt from the blue (1)

    The human body is a treasury. Many people have failed to completely unravel its mysteries in their lifetimes.

    In the depths of Qin Yus body, his most basic cells are already different from those of ordinary people. He has been doing limit training for so many years, added to that his body has been absorbing internal energy and those fantastic clear streams from the Meteoric Tear, therefore his bodys cells have undergone some miraculous transformations.

    However, as Qin Yu continuously performs those movements, his cells unexpectedly absorb the worlds holy energy nonstop and start to transform again.

    Every single cell is like a bottomless pit because the holy energy streams which swarm into his body are swallowed up instantly. Even though holy energy is engulfing Qin Yu and has even turned into mist around him, so much holy energy is still very far from enough for his body to absorb.

    There are so many cells in Qin Yus body and each of them has been absorbing so much. This goes to show that a human has limitless potential.

    These 36 mysterious pictures of this Trans-Heaven diagram are really miraculous. Qin Yu restrains the excitement in his heart and concentrates his entire mind and energy on learning the 36 movements. He tries to perform every single movement to perfection, including the subtle movements of his fingers. He wants his movements and the pictures to be exactly alike.

    Qin Yu discovers that, the more precise his movements are, the greater his holy energy absorption speed is.

    He felt very awkward when he started to learn these 36 movements. However, as he continuously performs these movements, they become more and more perfect and eventually he finds doing these 36 movements so much comfortable, even to the point where all of the muscles and bones in his body feel comfortable inside out.

    The Moon slowly goes down from above the trees and it gradually gets light but Qin Yu is still immersing himself in this set of movements. His movements are also becoming increasingly natural. Even though the movements are strange, Qin Yu no longer feels awkward or strange performing them.

    Flowing and natural,

    Qin Yu finally has this wonderful feeling. He has reached the most basic level in performing the 36 movements, where everything is flowing and natural. At this moment, the thing which shocks Qin Yu the most is that the holy energy engulfing him has transformed.

    It is no longer a mist as in the past. Rather, it has formed 36 streams which are as thick as a human arm and are permeating into his body at a speed much faster than before. However, by the time he reaches the level where the holy energy around him turns into 36 arm-sized streams, it has been

    3 nights and 3 days!

    3 whole nights and days, Qin Yu has not eaten for such a long time, totally immersing himself in this set of movements. Moreover, only when he stops now can he feel clearly his bodys changes.

    Im fresh and cool and not hungry at all. This kind of feeling is pretty good. Qin Yus eyes glitter. At this moment his heart is extremely excited. It doesnt matter what the secret of this Trans-Heaven diagram is, those pictures on its surface alone have already made me undergo such a great transformation. Im already very satisfied.

    Now, even without the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram, Qin Yu will not care about it, because he has already learned by heart those 36 pictures.

    Of course, Qin Yu does not believe that the secret of the Trans-Heaven diagram is those 36 simple pictures. If simply learning the pictures could lead to success, someone would definitely have found out the secret early. Moreover, Qin Yu does not believe that training his body alone will help him reach the level of that legendary man in the past.

    Xiao Hei! Qin Yu looks at the black eagle, which is dozing in the courtyard, and calls laughingly.

    Xiao Hei suddenly opens its eyes. Seeing that Qin Yu has finally stopped training, it flaps its wings in excitement. For the last 3 days it has been bored to death because of Qin Yus nonstop training.

    Its been such a long time. I should go finalize the mission. If I keep delaying, perhaps the Heavenly Net will think that Ive failed the mission, thinks Qin Yu to himself. He immediately gets the iron case containing Zhen Xus head then sits on the black eagles back and leaves this small town.

    The black eagle is flying at an extremely fast speed, like lightning.

    Now Im also a gold card assassin. Qin Yu, disguised thanks to the Appearance and Bone Changing art and wearing a golden mask, puts a large bunch of bank notes into his bosom and leaves a Heavenly Net branch. Ha-ha, when that Heavenly Net executive knew that I was assassin Liu Xing, he unexpectedly got so enthusiastic. This has never happened before.

    Qin Yu thinks emotionally.

    Just now when he submitted the mission, that executive treated him with real ardor. But after Qin Yu finalized the mission, the executives face turned ice-cold and served monotonously as usual. No wonder Qin Yu is so emotional.

    Qin Yu, however, does not know that a gold card assassin has an extremely high status. Moreover, even gold card assassins are divided into high-class, middle-class and low-class.

    An assassin who has killed an early phase Xiantian expert, an assassin who has killed a middle phase Xiantian expert, and an assassin who has killed a late phase Xiantian expert are all gold card assassins. However, these 3 gold card assassin, of course, cannot be valued the same.

    By killing Zhen Xu, a late phase Xiantian expert, Qin Yu has become a first-class figure even among gold card assassins. And a lowly branch executive naturally wanted to serve one of the best assassins like him with extreme exuberance.

    When Qin Yu has just left the Heavenly Net branch, the branch executive says coldly at once: Assassin Liu Xing has just left. Quickly investigate his identity.

    Even though it is a rule of the Heavenly Net that it shall not investigate the identities of any Outer Net members, a gold card assassin is a Xiantian expert and, moreover, the Heavenly Net leader has personally given an order to find out assassin Liu Xings identity, therefore the Heavenly Net naturally has to investigate. However, when they just want to follow him, they discover that

    Sir, assassin Liu Xing isnt in East Street.

    Sir, assassin Liu Xing isnt in West Street.

    That executive immediately becomes doubtful: Thats strange. That Liu Xing cant fly into the sky or go underground. How cant we find him?

    Indeed, Qin Yu can fly into the sky. At the moment he is sitting on the back of the black eagle, flying on the 9th level of the sky, and people on the ground simply cannot even see his silhouette. The black eagle is flying extremely high and extremely fast so investigating his identity is as hard as climbing the sky.

    Qin Yu is enjoying the strong winds on the 9th level of the sky.

    Father has always been refusing to let me take part in his plan. Now Im already a Xiantian expert Qin Yus heart is endlessly excited at the moment. As soon as he thinks about his father knowing he is a Xiantian expert, he becomes extremely excited. Moreover, Qin Yu is even the 1st, the unprecedented Xiantian external expert in the history of the Qian Long continent.

    When Qin Yu was little, still lacking good judgment, he thought his father did not love him and, as a result, he trained very hard. When he grew up, he knew the truth, that is, his father had devoted his entire mind and energy to the plan to destroy the Xiang clan. His big brother and 2nd brother were also taking part in the plan. Qin Yu extremely wanted to help his father but was turned down for the reason that he had not reached the Xiantian level.

    Finally Qin Yu became a Xiantian expert.

    Xiao Hei, fly directly to Yan City. Qin Yu pinches the golden mask to pieces, drops all of the objects which can expose his assassin identity and starts using the Appearance and Bone Changing art. This time he switches back to his original appearance. His heart has already become a bit too impatient to wait.

    Xiao Hei seems to understand Qin Yus feelings. With a sharp cry and a shake of the wings, it accelerates again and flies toward Yan City like a black beam of light.

    End of b3c3.

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    B3C4: A bolt from the blue (2)

    It is deep in the autumn at the moment. Autumn winds are blowing and dried leaves are falling. Today the tranquil town Baisha welcomes several special guests.

    In an ancient house, subordiates of the Qian Long continents no. 1 magnate Zhu San and the group of experts sent by the Chu Emperor Xiang Guang are gathering. Both sides are very cautious. But they are basically on different levels in power. For some unknown reason, Zhu San sent a group including only one Xiantian expert and, moreover, this is only an early phase Xiantian expert.

    By contrast, all of the people Xiang Guang sent are experts, quite a few of whom are Xiantian experts.

    Im Yi Feng. Weve brought our thing, how about you? says directly a handsome man with an evil, strange smiling expression. This Yi Feng is none other than the younger brother of Yi Yans, the leader of the secret force the Dominant Dragon Corps. He is also the vice leader of the Dominant Dragon Corps.

    Zhu Sans side is led by a fat old man, who says smilingly: You dont have to be worried, gentlemen. We only have so few people but we dont dare to deceive you. The corpse of the demonic beast saber-toothed tiger is intact. Bring it out!

    This fat old man shouts loudly. 4 large men immediately carry out from a room the corpse of a dark red tiger which is 5 meters long. Those 16 sharp spikes identify this tiger as -- a demonic beast, a saber-toothed tiger.

    A demonic beast is really a demonic beast. Who wouldve thought its corpse wouldnt stink after such a long time? says Yi Feng with a smile.

    The fat old man says with a shake of his head: Mr. Yi, the body of a demonic beast is of course exceptional. Itll only stink after a very long time. But only because we sprinkled this saber-toothed tigers corpse with some Billow Drying Powder hasnt it rotted in the slightest.

    Tut-tut, Billow Drying Powder, the no. 1 magnate is really worthy of his reputation. Yi Feng clicks his tongue while praising highly. Alright, weve seen your product. You can also see ours. Yi Feng makes a wave of his hand and a person behind him immediately holds out a jade case with both hands.

    After the case is opened, there is a square jade block which radiates a multicolored light inside.

    The fat old man slightly narrows his eyes and takes a look at the square jade block and its multicolored light. In a moment he raises his head and says smilingly: Theres no need to examine carefully. We believe in the royal clans reputation. Good, if everyone is happy to cooperate, in the future our boss will also work together with the Xiang royal clan in many business activities.

    Yi Feng nods with satisfaction.

    Go get that saber-toothed tigers corpse. Yi Feng gives an order. 4 people come out from behind him at once and lift the huge corpse up with a grab. The fat old man has also received the Trans-Heaven diagram. Both sides are cooperating sincerely and very happily.

    However, at this moment, various wisps of a light-colored, near invisible smoke drift by. Many of the people present fall down immediately. The 4 large men who are carrying the saber-toothed tigers coprse also fall down in an instant then blood flows out from their ears, eyes, mouths and nostrils. They die on the spot.

    No good. The smoke is poisoned. The fat old mans voice rises loudly at the same time.

    In just a while, the people on the fat old mans side have all died of poison except for the fat old man himself. As for Yi Fengs side, despite most of its men have fallen down, 8 people are still standing. These 8 people are none other than the Xiantian experts of the group that came here this time.

    These Xiantian experts can hold their breaths and execute the Xiantian Fetal Respiration technique therefore the poisonous mist naturally cannot affect them. Moreover, even if they inhale some poison, they can channel their Xiantian energy to quickly expel the poison from their bodies.

    Its Qin Des men. Yi Feng says in an ice-cold voice. Qin De, you even dare to meddle in His Majestys business. Could it be you want to rebel?! says Yi Feng very loudly, sending his voice to the outside of the courtyard directly.

    This place is on the 3 Eastern region counties soil, except for East Vanquishing Prince Qin De, nobody should know about this matter. Even if someone else knew, they would not have the nerve to meddle in this business.

    Rebel? That lowlife Xiang Guang was helped by Zhen Xu, he must know about His Highnesss affairs. Even though things have reached this level, we still have to maintain a faade of unity so we wont destroy the Xiang clan for a while. However as long as all of you are eliminated, Xiang Guang wont have enough evidence. An aged voice rises.

    With Lian Yan being the leader, 3 people then enter the courtyard. As they seem unafraid of the poison mist, they are obviously Xiantian experts. However, they only have 3 people whereas Yi Fengs side has 8 people and that fat old man is also a Xiantian expert.

    But even Yi Fengs expression is very ugly at the moment.

    East Vanquishing Prince, our boss is The fat old man wants to say something, but


    A cold shaft of light flashes by and the fat old man dies instantly with eyes wide opened. A black-clad old man behind Lian Yan gives a grim laugh. He just killed a Xiantian expert directly with one strike, and that fat old man simply could not resist in the slightest.

    East Vanquishing Princes side has 3 people altogether.

    2 of them are late phase Xiantian experts and Lian Yan is even a super expert who has completed the Xiantian level. At the peak of its late phase, the Xiantian level is completed. Once an expert achieves the completion of the Xiantian level, he will undergo the 4-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation soon.

    East Vanquishing Prince is really powerful. But by robbing us with only 3 people, he has looked down on us a bit too much, says Yi Feng coldly.

    There are 7 people at Yi Fengs back, one of whom is a late phase Xiantian expert while the others are middle phase Xiantian experts and early phase Xiantian experts. Yi Feng himself is just a middle phase Xiantian expert as well. Therefore, in terms of overall power, the 3 people sent by Qin De, especially peak Xiantian-level Lian Yan, are much superior to them.

    Gentlemen, dont waste time talking to them. Lets get started, says Lian Yan indifferently.

    Yes, Senior Lian! The 2 black-clad old men bow and say. Among Qin Des subordinates, Lian Yan has the highest status. Every expert will address him as Senior Lian upon seeing him. This is not only because Lian Yan is the most powerful among them, but also because he is a person of great character and experience.

    Yi Fengs eyes flash with coldness: Lets attack together. Kill the late phase Xiantian experts first.

    Immediately --

    The 8 Xiantian experts including Yi Feng charge at Lian Yan and his 2 comrades. Lian Yan, however, stands still with a faint smile. The 2 black-clad old men behind him charge forward side by side like lightning.


    With a dash, Lian Yans body disappears into thin air.

    The only late phase Xiantian expert among the 8 people on Yi Fengs side suddenly feels that there is something wrong. Prompted by the fear in his heart, he fiercely executes a backward diagonal slash of his knife without delay. Bang! With a loud noise, Lian Yan appears in front of him and slightly smiles: Your reaction was pretty quick.

    Suddenly, an effulgent shaft of light of a knife expands vigorously.

    This late phase Xiantian expert hurriedly raises his knife to block it. However, a sharp Xiantian energy stream goes through the knife, penetrates into his body and attacks his insides. Then, with a bang, the body of this Xiantian expert shatters violently.

    Because the only late phase Xiantian expert has died, Lian Yan cannot help giving a faint smile.

    However, before Lian Yan can withdraw the knife, his face changes color. His body instantly dashes away a long distance like a flash. But a sharp whistle still rises. A linear bloodstain has appeared on Lian Yans face. The brawl stops at once.

    A pink-clad middle-aged man is looking at Lian Yan smilingly.

    Qing Yu, its you. Lian Yans eyes radiate fierceness.

    Father. Seeing this pink-clad middle-aged man, who is his adopted father, Yi Feng hurriedly bows and says. This middle-aged man is none other than the real leader of his group Elder Yi, who is also the father of the Dominant Dragon Corps current leader Yi Yan and is the previous leader of the Dominant Dragon Corps.

    Yi Qing Yu is the real name of this Elder Yi.

    Lian Yan, youre really as impressive as in the past. I got into action just a bit late but you had already killed a late phase Xiantian expert. However you wont escape this time. Yi Qing Yu gives a faint smile, which is effulgent like glamorous peach blossoms.

    A cold light is twinkling between those delicate fingers.

    End of b3c4.

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    B3C5: A bolt from the blue (3)

    Lian Yan takes a look at Yi Qing Yu. His eyes glitter like never before. If Qin Yu were here, he would definitely find this strange because Lian Yan is generally very calm and, when he was staying at Misty Villa, he spent most of his time sitting quietly and rarely got excited, especially excited as he is at the moment.

    Qing Yu, do you still remember what happened 160 years ago? asks Lian Yan with a smile.

    Yi Qing Yu ponders for a while then bursts out laughing: Lian Yan, you still remember that battle 160 years ago? But at that time your power was too weak to even protect your daughter and wife. Luckily for you, East Vanquishing Princes men came and saved your life. This time you wont escape.

    Upon reaching the Xiantian level, a practitioners lifespan will increase to 500 years. This Yi Qing Yu and Lian Yan both have been living for several hundred years and have achieved the completion of the Xiantian level. However, they have yet to undergo the 4-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation. There have been people who had to face the 4-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation the very days they reached the peak of the Xiantian level, but there have also been people who lived out their lives at the peak of the Xiantian level waiting for the 4-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation. The visitation of the 4-in-9 Heavenly Tribulation depends on a practitioners intuitive enlightenment and has nothing to do with his desire at all.

    Escape? Why should I escape? Ive been wating for over 100 years for this one day. Lian Yans eyes suddenly flash with fierceness. You two kill all the other people. Let me handle Yi Qing Yu.

    Yes! The 2 black-clad old men bow and say at once.

    Lian Yan then stares at Yi Qing Yu. A fierce aura expands swiftly and ruthlessly toward Yi Qing Yu. The knife on Lian Yans waist also starts to tremble. Yi Qing Yu slightly wrinkles his eyebrows then, adopting a hand posture in which the thumb and the middle finger are squeezed together, he confronts Lian Yan with a smile.

    The 2 of them are facing each other but neither one rushes into attacking.

    The peak of the Xiantian level, if a practitioner cannot obtain some natural treasure or top-class superb technique, it will take him at least over 100 years to reach that point. Only if he practices a top-class technique such as the Ancestral Dragon Art or comes into possession of some treasure from the Wilderness can he reach that point within several tens years.


    A miserable cry rises but the noises of the fighting do not stop. The 2 black-clad old men are carrying out an onslaught against the other 7 people including Yi Feng. Severed limbs fly up in the air and blood splatters over the ground. The 2 black-clad old men have suffered some injuries but, even under the joint attack of 7 people, they have killed one opponent and wounded another.

    Yi Qing Yu and Lian Yan, however, simply do not look at those people.


    The knife on Lian Yans waist suddenly comes out of its sheath. A vertical shaft of light expands forth. In the blink of an eye it has already arrived at Yi Qing Yus face and slashes at his torso. Lian Yan then extends his hand and takes the knife in a grasp. Following the shaft of light, he also charges at Yi Qing Yu like a flash.

    After the shaft of light flashes by, the body vanishes into thin air.

    The shaft of light created by the knife went through Yi Qing Yus body like that but his body just turned into nothingness.

    Ah! A black-clad old man suddenly utters a miserable cry. A small hole has already appeared at the midpoint between his eyebrows. He is immediately cut into pieces by Yi Feng and his comrades. Yi Qing Yus body then appears on the other side of the battlefield. He is gently twiddling an embroidery needle between his middle finger and thumb.

    Lian Yan, you should know I have the fastest speed, right? Why used a strike like that? says Yi Qing Yu with a slight wave of his sleeve. Suddenly his face changes color because he discovers Lian Yan has disappeared. Yi Qing Yu immediately shuts his eyes.

    In the blink of an eye, his body suddenly disappears as well. At the same time, a series of metallic clangs rises. The 2 of them then appear before other people but they disappear again in an instant

    Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! ......

    Only many series of clashes can be heard because they have reached their highest speeds, which are basically beyond the visual capability of the human eye.

    Ha-ha-ha thrilling, this is thirlling! Lian Yan suddenly laughs out loud. His laughter is filled with lordliness and heroism.

    Lian Yan, I didnt think youd really have some skills. Yi Qing Yus slightly sinister soft voice rises. Droplets of blood are drifting in the air but they are still moving extremely fast. The other people basically cannot see them clearly. Suddenly --

    The 2 bodies appear and stand facing each other.

    A small hole has appeared on Lian Yans chest and blood is trickling out from it. Yi Qing Yu no longer looks free and easy either. At the moment, his hair is messy and his stomach has a clear cut caused by the knife, from which blood is also dribbling out.

    Ha-ha Lian Yan suddenly turns his face upward and gives a long laugh. Flowers bloom and wither. Seasons come and go. After waiting for so many years, Ive finally had this day. When Li died in my bosom, I already lost interest in life. Without affections in life, what have I been living for? Money, power, I dont care about them in the slightest. Since Li died, Ive been living in this world only to cherish my memories and to kill you. But youve always been hiding in the den of the Dominant Dragon Corps for so many years. This time

    Lian Yans eyes totally focus on Yi Qing Yu: Heaven has helped me. Ive finally found you. Ha-ha, Yi Qing Yu, come, lets have a thrilling fight!

    A dazzling golden light bursts forth from inside Lian Yans body. Then his entire body becomes dazzling like the Sun. The outside of his body is now covered in a layer of body-protecting energy, which is much more vigorous than Zhen Xus body-protecting energy.

    Feeling Lian Yans lordliness and indomitable spirit, Yi Qing Yu slightly frowns.

    Youre very troublesome, old geezer, says Yi Qing Yu impatiently. His body starts to radiate various black rays of light. His hair also starts to flutter about in the air. An intense light is twinkling on every strand of his hair. That embroidery needle in Yi Qing Yus hand, however, becomes very indistinct.


    The air suddenly explodes with a boom. Everything within a 10 m radius of Lian Yan and Yi Qing Yu has exploded.

    The only black-clad old man left on Lian Yans side is being ganged up on by 4 opponents with Yi Feng being the leader. Just now, when killing one person on their side, he was seriously injured. These 4 people are all middle phase Xiantian experts so, even though he is a late phase Xiantian expert, it is difficult for him to kill any of them. After all, he is fighting against 4 after getting badly injured.

    Suddenly --

    There is a series of explosions. The entire surface of the courtyard has been blown up and dust is surging in the air. The raging force of the explosions causes Yi Feng, his 3 men and the black-clad old man to retreat to one side uncontrollably. For the moment, the fight has stopped. They all look at the center of the courtyard.

    Heart-Piercing Ten Thousand Arrows!

    Yi Qing Yus sharp voice rises. Every strand of his silver hair, which covers his entire head, is thrusted directly at Lian Yan before him like an arrow. There is a hint of superiority on Yi Qing Yus face. It is impossible for him to give every single strand of hair enough power to break Lian Yans body-protecting energy.

    His real killing blow is the embroidery needles hidden in the silver hair.


    Lian Yans battle knife slashes down. Yi Qing Yu winds a long bundle of his hair around it and Lian Yans downward slash is stopped. At the same time his countless strands of silver hair are thrusted directly at Lian Yans entire body in every place like sharp arrows. Moreover, the 10 silver embroidery needles hidden among them also come at Lian Yan with a terrifying force while blending in with the strands of hair.

    Lian Yan has detected those embroidery needles but he does not dodge them. He does not want to dodge them because after getting his revenge, even if he lives, he will be spiritually exhausted.


    Lian Yan suddenly turns his face skyward and gives a long laugh, which shakes the air.


    With a miserable cry, Yi Qing Yus head shoots up in the air. Those wide opened eyes are filled with disbelief. His hair is also cut off. Yi Qing Yus head then tumbles on the ground and becomes covered with dust. The people who are watching the fight on one side such as Yi Feng are all dumbfounded.

    10 holes have also appeared on Lian Yans chest. Those 10 embroidery needles have penetrated into his body but he is still laughing. At this moment, his hand is holding a dark red battle knife.

    This battle knife is none other than a middle-grade holy weapon forged from In-rock Flaming iron that Lian Yan has always been keeping inside his body. In the beginning of the fight, he used his former weapon, but at the crucial moment, he suddenly took out the middle-grade holy weapon and, with a slash, cut off the silver hair and beheaded Yi Qing Yu.

    Yi Qing Yus speed was extremely fast. Had he known early that Lian Yan had such a holy-class battle knife, perhaps he would have fled immediately.

    Sitting on the back of the black eagle, Qin Yu is flying extremely fast on the 9th level of the sky.

    What a strong aura. Xiao Hei, stop! Qin Yu feels clearly a terrifyingly strong aura on the ground below him. He is flying very high in the sky but this aura is really so strong that any Xiantian expert can feel it even at such a long distance, not to mention Qin Yu, whose senses are so extraordinary.

    Its Granpa Lians aura. Qin Yu analyzes the aura and instantly discovers whose it is.

    Xiao Hei, come down! says Qin Yu immediately without thinking much. The black eagle dives down at once. In just a while, Qin Yu has arrived in the small courtyard from the sky. At this moment, Lian Yan beheads Yi Qing Yu with a slash of his battle knife.

    Ha-ha-ha Lian Yan turns his face skyward and laughs out loud. However, tears are streaming down from his eyes.

    With a look, Qin Yu sees every hole in Lian Yans chest. Those are the holes pierced by the 10 embroidery needles. As someone proficient in the art of medicine, Qin Yu immediately judges that these holes have been pierced precisely in vital points of the human body. As Qin Yu looks at one hole after another, he seems as if he has been struck by a bolt from the blue. His entire body has been frozen with stupefaction.

    End of b3c5.

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    B3C6: Buried with the dead (1)

    Qin Yus mind has gone blank completely. A suffocated feeling surges up, causing his head to start spinning. Only after a while, which in Qin Yus mind seems to have been an extremely long time, does he fully come to his senses.

    Grandpa Lian! Qin Yu suddenly says in a hoarse voice. At the same time, he jumps down directly from the back of the black eagle. In an instant, he has arrived at Lian Yans side.

    Lian Yan raises his head and sees Qin Yu jump down. There is a hint of a kind smile on his face: Xiao Yu, even you have come here. Its great I can see you before I die. Heaven really isnt mean to me. Even though he has been mortally injured, judging by how he is talking alone, no one would see any signs of his serious injuries.

    Granpa Lian Qin Yu does not know what he should say. Seeing those terrifying injuries, tears stream down from his eyes.

    Xiao Yu, dont cry. Birth, aging, sickness and death are very normal things. Ive been living long enough so it doesnt matter if I die now. Lian Yan wipes the tears from Qin Yus face and advises him. Suddenly Lian Yan slightly frowns and plunks himself down on the ground.

    Grandpa Lian, lets go, Ill take you to a doctor, says Qin Yu while trying to carry Lian Yan onto the black eagles back.

    Dont worry yourself, Xiao Yu. I know youre very good at the art of medicine. Seeing my injuries how cant you know that Im dying? Your Grandpa Lians current internal injuries are extremely serious. I have to rely completely on my vigorous Xiantian energy only to say some words to you, says Lian Yan with a smile.

    Qin Yu nips his lips. Even though he does not want to accept it, he also knows that his Grandpa Lian is right. The only thing which is keeping Lian Yan alive is the Xiantian energy inside his body.

    Ah ah ~~~ Father All of you come forward for me. Lets kill this black-clad geezer first then finish that damned geezer off later. Yi Fengs voice rises loudly with hatred. Yi Feng has also noticed that Lian Yan has been mortally wounded and basically has no power left to resist.

    Qin Yus eyes flash with coldness.

    Xiao Yu, dont act on impulse. Run immediately. The 4 of them are all Xiantian experts. That black-clad old man is your father subordinate but today he has already suffered so many injuries, says Lian Yan hurriedly to Qin Yu. Even though Qin Yu has reached the Xiantian level, Lian Yan simply cannot notice that.

    Every expert on the Qian Long continent judges their opponents overall power based on the opponents internal energy. If the opponent has reached the Xiantian level then there will be Xiantian energy inside their body. It is this simple. However, Qin Yu is different from the other Xiantian experts because there is no Xiantian energy inside his body.

    His strong points are his body, his strength and his agility. Therefore, even Lian Yan cannot tell how powerful Qin Yu really is. After all, it is difficult to judge precisely how much muscle power a person has.

    Dont worry, Grandpa Lian. Im confident I can deal with them. Ill tell you a secret, Grandpa Lian. Ive already reached the Xiantian level through external practice. The Xiantian level of external practice is totally different from the Xiantian level of internal practice. Its much more powerful. At this moment Qin Yu only wants to make Lian Yan feel a bit happier.

    Lian Yans eyes brighten: Reaching the Xiantian level through external practice? There has never been anyone who could reach the Xiantian level via external practice but, seeing Qin Yus eyes, Lian Yan knows Qin Yu does not deceive him. As a dying person, this news is also a consolation to him, and he calms down very fast.


    A miserable cry is heard. The black-clad old man, who was badly injured earlier, has been killed by 4 Xiantian experts.

    Ha-ha, old geezer, who couldve thought youd kill my father? Ill definitely cut you into pieces alive. I wont let you die a nice death, says Yi Feng to Lian Yan with extreme hatred. His entire handsome face becomes ferocious.

    At the moment, Lian Yans face starts to go pale. Qin Yus face changes color. He knows Lian Yan can no longer hang on so he embraces Lian Yan.

    Shut up! All of a sudden, Qin Yu coldly shouts at Yi Feng and his men. The coldness in his eyes is focused on Yi Feng like a sharp knife. He does not want Lian Yan to be disturbed in his dying moments. Yi Feng is startled by Qin Yus shout, and that look in Qin Yus eyes even makes him freeze with stupefaction.

    Qin Yu looks at his Grandpa Lian. At this moment, all he can do is let Grandpa Lian leave this world in peace.

    Lian Yan looks into the sky but his eyes see hallucinations. He remembers the 1st time he and his beloved met each other at Lake Jinfeng: 露花倒影,烟芜蘸碧,灵沼波暖。金柳摇风树树,系彩舫龙舟遥岸。千步虹桥,参差雁齿,直趋水殿 。绕金堤, 曼衍鱼龙戏,簇娇春罗绮,喧天丝管炎京城,金凤池,伊人倩影依旧 His voice gradually lowers.

    When Lian Yan dies, there is even a smiling expression on his face.

    Qin Yu is still young and inexperienced so he does not understand Lian Yans feelings. But he can feel that his Grandpa Lian was calm and relaxed at the moment of his death and was not grieved at all.

    Grandpa Lian, says Qin Yu in a shaky low voice.

    Since he was little, the person Qin Yu has actually spent the most time with was Lian Yan. When he was still living in the princely mansion, Lian Yan looked after him. After he moved to Misty Villa, Lian Yan looked after him as well. It can be said that Lian Yan even spent much more time with him than his father Qin De has.

    Brat, are you done with mourning? says Yi Feng with a cold laugh.

    Qin Yu simply cannot bear looking at this Yi Feng. However, Yi Feng is extremely furious. Just now he was unexpectedly stupefied by Qin Yus thunderous shout so naturally he has become furious out of embarrassment. But he is not a useless profligate son and, moreover, the person he currently hates the most is Lian Yan.

    This is because Lian Yan killed his father!

    Father, Im an undutiful son. Now Im avenging your death! says Yi Feng while kneeling in front of Yi Qing Yus body. He then stands up and coldly orders: Kill that brat. That geezer killed my father so I must cut him into pieces and torture his corpse to the utmost to avenge my fathers death!!!

    Yes! The 3 middle-phase Xiantian experts immediately bow and say. In their eyes, Qin Yu is no more than a brat who is unworthy of their attention.

    What did you just say? Qin Yu gently puts Lian Yans body down and slowly stands up. He fixes Yi Feng with an ice-cold fierce look.

    Yi Feng slightly narrows his eyes: Cutting that geezer into pieces, so what? There is a hint of an evil, strange smile on his face. He then stares at his 3 subordinates: The 3 of you let that brat know the consequences of messing with other peoples business!

    My 2 brothers, theres only one bloke, I alone can handle him, says a short man with a ha-ha laugh.

    Qin Yu slightly narrows his eyes, which then glitter with coldness.

    Die, brat! With a shake of his body, the short man slashes the long knife in his hands at Qin Yu. He is much faster than the Nalan brother and sister. Too bad, Qin Yu has improved a lot since the day he killed Zhen Xu.

    A dark red pair of gloves suddenly appears on Qin Yus fists. They are middle-grade holy weapons -- the Flaming Gloves!

    Qin Yu makes a movement with his body. 3 afterimages appear instantly. At the same time, a metallic bang rises and that Xian-grade battle knife is unexpectedly shattered. The fist which has just shattered that battle knife is then thrusted directly at the short mans throat like a beam of light.

    Piercing spear hand strike!

    The short man, who is still shocked by the disintegration of his battle knife, simply has no reaction. Qin Yus spear hand strike concentrates the force equivalent to the weight of several thousand jin completely in one point. Bang! With a bang, a hole appears instantly on the short mans throat.

    Thud! With a loud sound and eyes protruding, the short man falls on the ground for good. His wide opened eyes show that he still cannot seem to believe what happened is real.

    Yi Fengs and the other 2 middle-phase Xiantian experts jaws drop for the present. They look at Qin Yu in shock then look at the middle phase Xiantian expert on the ground, who is already dead. In their minds, they are replaying Qin Yus shocking speed and his great might when he shattered the Xian grade battle knife just now.

    The 3 of you prepare to be buried with my Grandpa Lian! Qin Yu unleashes the entire power of his body. Even the power in the depths of his cells starts to surge forth. As he is a Xiantian external expert, how devastating his most powerful attack will actually be?

    End of b3c6.

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    B3C7: Buried with the dead (2)

    Qin Yus eyes are cold and radiating killing intent. He stares at the 3 people in front of him.

    Lian Yans death has filled his heart with bitterness and unwillingness. And now the 3 people people in front of him have obviously become the targets for him to give vent to his feelings on. Moreover, these 3 people are also on the same side as Yi Qing Yu, the murderer of his Grandpa Lian.

    Phew, hes merely a brat. Just now Shorty was too careless. Dont be scared by him. Yi Feng suddenly tosses his head then stares firmly at Qin Yu like a viper. Thinny, Ugly, the 3 of us must charge together and kill this brat directly.

    Hearing Yi Fengs order, his 2 subordinates also coldly nod at once. Just now they were shocked by the fact that Qin Yu had killed their comrade with 1 blow. Now, only by joining forces can they have enough courage. Yi Feng and his 2 comrades all stare firmly at Qin Yu. The Xiantian energy in their entire bodies starts to be activated.

    The auras of the 3 of them all expand and engulf Qin Yu, who at the moment is like a turtle trapped in a jar.

    Thud! Thud!

    The black iron arm guards and leg guards have been taken off and tossed casually to one side. As they fall on the courtyard they produce heavy sounds. The faces of Yi Feng and the other 2 changes color. Just now Qin Yus speed was already so fast, yet he was even carrying weights.

    Grandpa Lian, please wait for a while. After killing them all, Xiao Yu will take you home, says Qin Yu sadly.

    Qin Yus mind cannot help remembering the occasions when he was with Lian Yan from his childhood to his adulthood. When he was a little child, he stayed by Lian Yans side all day long, asking Lian Yan to tell him stories. Time after time Qin Yu entered his dreamland while listening to Lian Yans stories.

    Once upon a time, there was a gifted scholar. He studied very hard for 10 years

    Every time Lian Yan told a story, he always started with once upon a time, there was a Even with his eyes closed, Qin Yu can still remember the scenes of Lian Yan telling stories beside his bed until he fell asleep. Those scenes are so warm and sweet, but from today onwards, he will never see that kind Grandpa Lian again.

    Qin Yus eyes cannot help becoming somewhat moist.


    With a shake of his body, Qin Yu disappears without any sounds of wind.


    Qin Yu clenches his teeth and smashes a punch on Thinnys stomach with all his power. Currently Qin Yu can lift 2000 to 3000 jin with one arm but this punch thrown by him carries a force equal to the weight of over 10,000 jin, which is a terrifyingly strong offensive force. Bang! Thinnys stomach gets a violent shake but unexpectedly does not burst. However, his eyes protrude and blood starts to flow out from his ears, eyes, mouth and nostrils. In fact, his internal organs have been completely pulverized by the impact force of this 10,000-jin punch from Qin Yu.

    Under the attack of a near 10,000-jin impact force, not even Thinnys Xiantian energy could resist.

    With a punch, a middle-phase Xiantian expert has been killed.

    Qin Yus mind, however, cannot help remembering those warm, sweet and familiar scenes one after another. From now on, he will never forget them in his lifetime.

    Grandpa Lian, hurry up and open the door. Im Xiao Yu. I have something to talk to you about. Quickly open the door, shouts Qin Yu hurriedly. After a short while, there is lamplight in the room. Xiao Yu, your grandpa fell into sleep just a moment ago, but you already woke him up, says a benign voice. Then the door opens.

    A kind old man in his sixties wrapped in a coat appears before Qin Yu.

    That night, his Grandpa Lian talked to him carefully about the difference between internal practice and external practice, and between Houtian experts, Xiantian experts and Shangxian. That night, Grandpa Lians kind words revealed to Qin Yu the world of practice.

    A hint of a smile appears on Qin Yus face. He looks as if he has travelled back to that night in the cabin wherein there is kind Grandpa Lian.

    Be careful, Ugly!

    Yi Feng shouts loudly. A cold shaft of light shoots at Qin Yu directly from his hand. Qin Yu simply does not avoid it. He throws a punch and, with a metallic clash, that embroidery needle is shattered. Then his body arrives at Uglys side like a gust of wind.


    Ugly fiercely slashes his knife at Qin Yu.

    Ah! Ugly suddenly utters a miserable cry. Just now Qin Yu executed a straight kick, whose terrifying force snapped Uglys knee violently. He then formed a claw with a hand and grabbed a vital point of Uglys backbone directly. The force of his fingers went through the Flaming Glove and affected that vital point squarely.

    Ugly, with a miserable shrill cry, falls on the ground powerlessly. His entire body convulses nonstop and many streams of blood ooze out of his mouth.

    The scenes of the times Qin Yu was with Lian Yan from his childhood to his adulthood keep flashing through his mind one after another. He cannot help giving a smile which looks like that of a child meeting an elderly close relative. It is a smile from the bottom of his heart.

    Qin Yu raises his head and looks at Yi Feng with that smile: Youre the only one left.

    Seeing Qin Yus heartfelt smile, Yi Feng, however, gets a chill down his spine. In mere moments, 2 middle-phase Xiantian experts have been killed with such ease, but Yi Feng himself is no more than a middle-phase Xiantian expert as well. Therefore, Yi Fengs reaction is --

    To run!

    Before long, the mental image in Qin Yus mind suddenly changes. He now remembers that scene a short while ago in which, from the black of the black eagle, he saw the 10 terrifying holes on Lian Yans chest. His face immediately changes color. He then stares at Yi Feng before him.

    With a movement of his body, Qin Yu creates several afterimages.

    Die! Dont chase me! Die! shrieks Yi Feng in terror. At the same time he shoots one embroidery needle after another at Qin Yu.

    Looking at the cold-light-radiating embroidery needles which are coming at him, Qin Yus eyes suddenly glitter with coldness, as if he is seeing how his grandpa Lian Yan was pierced so many holes in the body by needles.

    Ah ~~~

    A hoarse yowl rises. Yi Feng, however, instantly quivers because he can feel clearly that the yowl is approaching him extremely fast. Even if he activates more Xiantian energy in his body, his will still be far slower than the person who is chasing to kill him.

    Because Yi Feng cannot run, he ferociously utters a piercing cry then suddenly turns around and thrusts the embroidery needles in his hands at Qin Yu.

    Bang! Bang! Bang!

    The needles are shattered!

    The arms are smashed!

    There are also those two eyes which are wide opened with disbelief!

    A continuous series of bams can be heard along with Yi Fengs miserable cry.

    After destroying the embroidery needles, Qin Yus fists smashed Yi Fengs 2 arms. Qin Yu then slightly opens his right hand, forms a spear hand, and hits Yi Feng directly in the midpoint between the eyebrows. The powerful penetrating force goes inside the head immediately.

    He then withdraws the hands, turns around and goes to Lian Yan without looking at Yi Feng.

    Thud! Yi Feng falls down with a loud sound. Various streams of blood slowly come out from his mouth and nose. He is already dead.

    In mere moments, 4 middle-phase Xiantian experts have been annihilated by Qin Yu.

    Since he started to practice the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram Qin Yu has improved a lot in power, but even with his middle-grade holy weapons, he is only equal to Zhen Xu at most. Because there were 4 middle-phase Xiantian-level opponents, theoretically he should not have won so easily.

    However, Qin Yus strongest point is fighting multiple opponents. He is simply unafraid of being outnumbered by the enemies. Even though there were 4 opponents, thanks to Qin Yus body maneuvering skill, every time he really attacked, he faced only 1 of them.

    Grandpa Lian, Im taking you home now. Qin Yu goes to Lian Yans side and says tenderly. The way he talks is just like how he usually talked to Lian Yan. It looks as if he still thinks that Lian Yan is alive.

    End of b3c7.

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    B3C8: One man, alone (1)

    At this moment, hurried footsteps suddenly rise outside the courtyard. Along with wind sounds, a blue-clad old man leads a group of people into the courtyard. As this blue-clad old man looks at the scene in the courtyard, his face changes color. Qin Yu slightly raises his head and gives this blue-clad old man a cold look. Seeing Qin Yus face, the blue-clad old man instantly kneels and says: Third Prince, your subordinate has come late.

    Come late? Qin Yu repeats in a low voice, but his heart is full of indignation.

    If they had come a bit earlier, perhaps his Grandpa Lian would not have died. However, the fact that they are late cannot be changed. Moreover, Qin Yu has seen this blue-clad old man beside his father before so he knows this old man is one of his fathers trusted subordinates.

    All of you take everything here back to the princely mansion. As for Grandpa Lian, Im taking him back myself. Qin Yu says coldly without any emotion.

    After putting on the black iron arm guards and leg guards, he embraces Lian Yan to his bosom. Following a long whistle by him, the black eagle dives down like a black beam of light. With a shake of his body, Qin Yu gets on the eagles back.

    Xiao Hei, lets return to the mansion, says Qin Yu softly.

    The black eagle seems to feel that Qin Yu is sorrowful and not playful as usual so, with a shake of the wings, it rushes to Yan City with its fastest speed.

    After watching Qin Yu disappear together with the black eagle on the horizon, the blue-clad old man slightly frowns then orders his subordinates: Quickly lift the saber-toothed tiger up and hurry it to the princely mansion immediately. The blue-clad old man however gets the 2nd Trans-Heaven diagram himself.

    Lian Yan is already dead but Yi Qing Yu is also dead so its not too bad. But His Highness has a deep affection for Lian Yan The blue-clad old man frowns deeply. He obviously feels that things are not too encouraging.

    In the princely mansion in Yan City,

    Qin De and Xu Yuan are sitting facing each other under an old tree, quietly playing the game of Go.

    Your Highness, youve lost. Xu Yuan lightly puts a chess piece down and says smilingly.

    Qin De looks for a long time then shakes his head and says with a smile: Xu Yuan, your chess skill has become more and more profound. Even I am no match for you. Xu Yuan looks at Qin De then says with a shake of his head: Its not that my chess skill has improved but that today Your Highness cant calm your mind down.

    Qin De says with a sigh: Thats right. Today my heart is beating very fast and cant calm down. Ive been worried by the matter Uncle Lian handles this time. In theory, with Uncle Lians current power in addition to 2 late-phase Xiantian experts, he should have no problem resolving this matter.

    Dont worry, Your Highness. Senior Lian is extremely powerful. Theres no one on Xiang Guangs side who can harm him, says Xu Yuan with a smile.

    Suddenly, Qin De stands up and looks up into the sky.

    A black eagles dives down, heading for Qin Des place extremely fast. Qin Yu is sitting with legs crossed on the back of the black eagle. Qin De immediately bursts out laughing. He has been waiting for Qin Yus return. Qin Yu left him so much In-rock Flaming iron, which is really a huge treasure to him, so he naturally wants to reward Qin Yu.

    However Qin Des smiling expression freezes because he sees the person Qin Yu is carrying in his bosom.

    Thud! Qin Yu jumps down on the ground directly from the back of the black eagle.

    Carrying Lian Yan, Qin Yu stands still and looks Qin De in the eye. As Qin De looks at Lian Yan in Qin Yus bosom, his face goes pale instantly. He tries to control himself to come to Lian Yan step by step. Lian Yans pale smiling face then comes into his sight.

    Father, Grandpa Lian is already dead. Qin Yus calm voice has a note of extreme sorrow.

    How is this possible? Uncle Lian got a holy weapon, didnt he? Qin Des eyes become moist in an instant. After a while, Qin De suddenly asks Qin Yu: Yuer, I ask you, there was a man called Yi Qing Yu on Xiang Guangs side, right?

    Qin Yu says with a shake of his head: I dont know. I dont know those peoples identities.

    Qin De looks at the holes on Lian Yans chest successively and says with a sigh: These are embroidery needle wounds. The only person on Xiang Guangs side who can use embroidery needles and injure Uncle Lian with them is Yi Qing Yu. Uncle Lian has finally been liberated.

    Qin De has experienced a lot of things in his life so naturally he can understand Lian Yans feelings.

    The murderer of Grandpa Lian was already killed by him with a knife slash, says Qin Yu directly. When flying on the back of the black eagle he was attracted by the aura of the great fight between the 2 of them, and he came down just in time to see Lian Yan kill his opponent then turn his face skyward and give a long laugh.

    Qin De takes a deep breath and slightly nods: Uncle Lian has been freed. Yuer, you dont have to be too grieved. Instead, you should feel happy for your Grandpa Lian.

    Qin Yu, however, does not say anything and only looks at Lian Yan in his bosom. After a while, servants of the princely mansion come and take Lian Yans body. Qin Yu watches them carry Lian Yans body away but he remains silent for a long time. Afterwards he says indifferently: Father, Im not in a good mood. Ill take a break first. Dont let anyone disturb me.

    As he finishes saying, he turns around and goes directly toward the courtyard house which belongs exclusively to him.

    In the courtyard house,

    Qin Yu sits quietly on a stone bench and looks at the willow in front of him. As the willows branches flutter, Qin Yu seems to see the scene of him larking about with Lian Yan here in his childhood.


    With a movement of his body, Qin Yu unexpectedly starts to dance about in the courtyard. He is totally using the 36 movements of the pictures on the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram. He simply does not think about anything and just performs those movements extremely fast nonstop.

    The 36 arm-sized streams of holy energy twine around each other and form a circle around him, which looks like a suit of armor covering Qin Yu. Then these holy energy streams permeate into his body.

    Qin Yu is weeping silently.

    His speed becomes faster and faster. He is basically giving vent to his feelings rather than practicing so naturally his movements become faster with time. Qin Yu performs the 36 movements increasingly faster. Eventually his entire body seems to turn into a gust of wind flashing about in the courtyard house.

    The holy energy around Qin Yu becomes more and more vigorous. The faster he moves, the more vigorous the holy energy becomes. Finally, when Qin Yu starts to waft around like a clear wind, the 36 holy energy streams unexpectedly start to radiate a dull silvery light. When the energy streams which contain the silvery light fuses with Qin Yus body, the muscles of his entire body suddenly quiver.

    Ah ~~~

    Feeling a stabbing pain inside his body, Qin Yu stops abruptly. His facial muscles tremble and tears stream down from his eyes. Without any restraint, he turns his face skyward and gives a long roar. Nobody can know if he is roaring because of the tearing pain inside or because of his heartache. Qin Yu keeps roaring like this. Only when he has no breath left does he stop. Then he gasps for breath loudly.

    Yuer Qin Des voice rises outside.

    Qin Yu takes a deep breath, tries to calm down and says: Father, give me some time to calm down. During this time dont let anyone disturb me. Just give me some time, all right? The outside of the courtyard house falls silent for a long time then the footsteps of someone slowly leaving can be heard.

    End of b3c8.

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    B3C9: One man, alone (2)

    Qin Yu is sitting stock-still at the stone table in the courtyard house.

    He has been sitting like this for a whole day and night. During this time he has smiled and sorrowed alternately. However, at the moment, Qin Yu suddenly gives a faint smile which, like a breeze, blows away all his grief and sorrow. He slowly stands up and looks up at the sky.

    Hes already dead. Its pointless to keep grieving. Grandpa Lian, you must be watching from the sky, I definitely wont disappoint you. Qin Yu thinks to himself calmly. Then he smiles as he hears a gu-gu rumbling. I forgot I havent eaten for a day and night. My stomach is pretty hungry.

    As he finishes saying, he immediately tells servants to bring him some food.

    Qin De is staring at the military map on the wall inside his room.

    Your Highness, Xiao Yu just told servants to bring him some food. Judging by Third Princes tone and expression, he should have almost recovered. Xu Yuan comes to Qin Des side and says smilingly.

    Oh? Qin De relaxes his deeply furrowed brows. A smiling expression appears on his face. Yuer is tough-minded. He wont immerse himself in grief like a worthless person. Hearing this news, Qin De also feels like a rock has been taken off his mind.

    All right, now we dont have to be worried about Yuer. Xu Yuan, you see, here, if we send 30,000 Fierce Tiger troops to here Qin De immediately starts to discuss with Xu Yuan.

    As Qin Yu eats his sumptuous precious meal, his mind thinks about other matters.

    Ill definitely take part in fathers great undertaking. In the past he turned me down for the reason that I wasnt a Xiantian expert. Now Ive become a Xiantian expert and, moreover, Im even the unprecedented Xiantian external expert. If father knows about this Qin Yus eyes flash.

    He has been trying hard for so many years only to wait for his fathers approval.

    Being a Xiantian external expert should be enough for Qin Yu to astonish his father and be praised by him, should it not?

    Right, when I just returned to the courtyard house that day, it seemed while executing the 1st Trans-Heaven diagrams 36 movements, when I reached an extremely high speed the holy energy streams unexpectedly radiated a silvery light. That silvery light was even acutely painful. Qin Yu remembers that scene.

    Even though Qin Yu noticed this occurrence at that time, he has been too immersed in his sorrow over Lian Yans death to consider it carefully.

    Moreover, it seemed that during practice, the faster my speed was, the more vigorous the holy energy I absorbed was. Well, lets try again and see! Qin Yu immediately makes a decision. He quickly finishes his meal and casts the chopsticks aside. Then his body starts to flash around in the courtyard house like a gust of clear wind.


    As Qin Yu executes those movements faster and faster, the 36 holy energy streams intertwine with each other and become a suit of armor engulfing Qin Yu. As his speed increases, those energy streams become more and more concentrated and materialized.

    Eventually, some points of a silvery light are produced. There are very few of them and they are scattered in the energy streams.

    Its this speed!

    Qin Yus eyes brighten. He stops increasing his speed at once. He feels clearly that, when the holy energy which contains those silvery points of light fuses with his body, it causes his flesh and even his cells to transform hurriedly. His cells start to be torn apart, but they are then restored once again.

    A sharp pain coming from the depths of his cells makes Qin Yus face go pale uncontrollably.

    Luckily Qin Yu did not increase his speed again. The current level of the silvery light is very good because it causes such a pain in only a few places, which Qin Yu can still endure. If there were too much of the silvery light, his entire body would suffer from such a pain. Perhaps not even Qin Yu would be able to survive that kind of agony.

    Qin Yus whole body continuously absorbs one silvery light point after another. He discovers that those silvery light points seem to be a kind of energy which is much more refined than holy energy. As the training and transformation of his body progress at a noticeable rate, the energy streams replenish themselves with holy energy and fuse with Qin Yus body nonstop.

    Very good, this Trans-Heaven diagram really isnt simple. How can it possibly absorb just a little holy energy? But what secrets do the 2nd and the 3rd Trans-Heaven diagrams have, I wonder? Qin Yu thinks to himself. However, the speed of his movements is slightly increased again.

    Instantly, the number of light points floating and twinkling in the energy streams goes up. The pain in Qin Yus body also intensifies. He slightly frowns, but there is a hint of a smile on his face.

    Time goes by. After 2 days, by now those silvery light points seem to have flowed through Qin Yus entire body. When the silvery light goes through the places it has gone through before, he only feels a slightly tingling sensation rather than pain. However, his muscles are also no longer improved as fast as in the beginning.

    After practicing for only 2 days, the power of Qin Yus muscles has definitely increased by over 100%.

    Speed, lets increase it again! Qin Yu continues to exercise. He has been exercising nonstop for 2 whole days but he does not feel hungry at all because absorbing so much holy energy like this has been sufficiently making up for his bodily energy consumption. Following Qin Yus acceleration, the energy streams silvery light increases once again.

    Hu hu ~~

    After an energy stream which contains the silvery light goes through his skin, it will move quickly from one muscle to another until it is completely absorbed.

    However, is it true that the faster he moves, the more that special silvery light is generated?

    Whats going on? My current speed is faster than before, why is there less of the silvery light instead? Qin Yu has finally discovered this problem. His current speed is simply not his limit. One should know that at this moment he is still carrying weights.

    All right, lets keep this speed. Qin Yu no longer accelerates. He continuously performs the movements at the optimum speed.

    Following Qin Yus movements, the 36 energy streams which contain the silvery light continuously permeate into his body, causing many bursts of a wonderfully numbing sensation. The muscle power of his entire body is also improved little by little. When Qin Yu is immersing himself in this kind of wonderful feeling --

    Xiao Yu, its been 3 whole days. Why havent you eaten anything? Xu Yuans voice rises outside the courtyard house.

    As soon as Qin Yu hears that, his attention cannot help getting distracted and his movements speed naturally decreases. However, the moment he slows down, the silvery light in the 36 energy streams engulfing him suddenly intensifies greatly. Its density even increases by 100%.

    Uncle Xu When Qin Yu has just said this much, he discovers that the numbing sensation inside his body has heightened greatly and also discovers the shocking change just now.

    Whats going on? Just now wasnt I using the optimum speed? How did the silvery light increase so much the moment I slowed down? Qin Yus eyes suddenly brighten like a torch in the night. His heart suddenly has a surge of excitement.

    Apparently the movements of those 36 pictures are not so simple at all.

    Xiao Yu. Xu Yuans voice rises again. Qin Yu hurriedly says: Uncle Xu, Im focusing on practice. Please dont worry. I still have some food and water in here. Uncle Xu, Im not leaving this courtyard house. Please dont let anyone disturb me. I must focus on practice Im doing closed-door training now!

    Regarding closed-door training, to avoid being disturbed, generally experts will prepare some food and water, but they will find a secluded place before starting to focus on training.

    Closed-door training? Xu Yuan is somewhat stupefied. However, he is not an ordinary man so he says smilingly: All right, Xiao Yu. Ill order the servants to prepare some food and water for you. Dont worry about training here. No one will disturb you.

    Thank you, Uncle Xu. After saying, Qin Yu waits for the servants to bring him food and water. Then he starts to undergo closed-door training alone to research carefully into the secret of the 1st Trans-Heaven diagrams 36 pictures.

    End of b3c9.

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    B3C10: Explode (1)

    In Qin Yus courtyard house, there is absolutely no one around to disturb him. Qin Yus entire body has turned into several illusions which are moving nonstop in the courtyard house.

    Strange, I have slowed down, why hasnt the density increased? But just now Qin Yu frowns deeply. At the moment he is performing the movements of the 36 pictures at a slower speed than before but the 36 energy streams engulfing him do not even have any silvery light.

    However, it is very clear to him that just now when he heard Xu Yuans voice and started to slow down, the density of those holy energy streams suddenly increased and those silvery light points fused directly with his body like flowing sand in that moment.

    Could it be? Qin Yu suddenly thinks of one possibility.

    He increases the speed of his movements at once. Various silvery light points once again appear in the 36 intertwined energy streams and continuously fuse with Qin Yus body. This is the speed Qin Yu originally thought to be the optimum speed. Suddenly he slows down.

    The wind rises and the holy energy in his vicinity vibrates for a short while. The density of the silvery light in the 36 energy streams surrounding Qin Yu suddenly increases.

    Qin Yus eyes pop out of his head. This concentrated silvery light is fusing with his body like concentrated silvery sand. One after another, these silvery light points are fusing with the flesh, bones and channels of his entire body. An extremely numbing sensation spreads throughout his body.

    Amazing! Qin Yu cannot help uttering a loud shout.

    This kind of sentation is really giving Qin Yu an unprecedented intense pleasure. It is 10,000 times more enjoyable than getting massaged. However, in just a while, the density of the silvery light points suddenly drops to the extent that it is even lower than when Qin Yu started to exercise at that normal speed.

    Whats going on? Qin Yu finally stops. His mind is completely puzzled.

    Judging from what has happened today, it seems being fast all the time is useless, and being slow all the time is even worse. But when I moved fast from the beginning then suddenly slowed down at the 16th movement, the result was extremely good Qin Yu ponders.

    Could it be Qin Yus eyes brighten. Could it be I must adjust my speed properly while executing these movements so that Im fast when it should be fast and slow when it should be slow? Is combining swiftness with slowness the most suitable way?

    As soon as Qin Yu comes up with this idea, he starts to try it at once.

    First, he performs the movements at a constant fast speed. Then upon reaching a certain movement he suddenly accelerates or decelerates. Using this method, he can determine whether a certain movement should be executed fast or slowly. However, as Qin Yu researches more into these movements, he starts to find this troublesome because

    Take the 16th movement, for example. He should slow down at this movement, but to what extent must he slow down? How much must he slow down at this movement in the end? And it is the same with when he must speed up. Moreover, successive movements must harmozine with each other and the transition from one to another must be smooth.

    For example, when he changes from the 3rd movement, in which his right hand is in a low position, to the 4th movement, in which the right hand is in a high position, even the path travelled by his hand must be researched carefully. Different paths will produce different results.

    In short, to figure out the perfect technique based on only these 36 mysterious pictures is after all truly a screaming problem.

    Every time Qin Yu researches into the movements, he experiences them with a completely calm and collected mind. Time goes by. Only after a whole month can Qin Yu finally almost figure out the right practice method of this technique. A brand new Trans-Heaven-diagrams-based technique appears.

    A month later,

    Qin Yus body is wafting about in the courtyard house like a breeze.

    When he moves fast, he appears to be slow.

    But when he moves slowly, his entire body creates various afterimages.

    Strange, this is extremely strange.

    The strangest thing is that there is a silvery suit of armor enfolding Qin Yu. No, it is not a silvery suit of armor. Rather, it is an armor-like mass of energy formed by the 36 pure silvery energy streams intertwining with each other around Qin Yus body. These 36 silvery energy streams are continuously permeating into Qin Yus body. At the same time, they are absorbing the worlds holy energy to replenish themselves.

    Hah, amazing! Qin Yu suddenly stops. His entire body shakes for a short while. The 36 silvery energy streams also vanish away.

    In the beginning, the silvery light points were sparse, but now any energy stream is made up almost entirely of the silvery light points. For the last month, Qin Yus body has been transforming quickly with each passing day. Both his strength and speed have increased by several times.

    Qin Yu slightly closes his eyes.

    The 36 pictures have formed a perfect set of movements. And Qin Yu is executing one movement after another in his mind, sometimes fast, sometimes slowly. The 1st technique of the Trans-Heaven digrams has finally been figured out by Qin Yu.

    Qin Yus eyes suddenly open wide, glittering dazzlingly.

    I wonder what secrets the 2nd and 3rd Trans-Heaven diagrams have. He starts to look forward to the other diagrams. He fully enjoyed this wonderful feeling of nonstop improvement in his body. Therefore, he naturally has high expectations for the other 2 diagrams.

    I remember Qin Yu suddenly recalls that, in the courtyard where Lian Yan was killed, when he was beside Lian Yans body, his holy sense swept around and discovered the aura of another Trans-Heaven diagram. However, Qin Yu was too immersed in mourning at that time to take notice of this.

    After getting that Trans-Heaven diagram, father mustve put it in the Secret Treasury. Qin Yu immediately beams because he is eligible to enter the Secret Treasury. Even if he wants to take out a treasure, he will only need to let Qin De know about it.

    Qin Yu takes out from his bosom the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram and says smilingly: This first Trans-Heaven diagram is no longer very useful to me. Lets quietly put it in the Secret Treasury.

    Qin Yu does not want to let his father know that he is assassin Liu Xing so, even though Qin De may not know that assassin Liu Xing took the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram, he will have to quietly conceal it in an unobtrusive place in the Secret Treasury just in case.

    For an entire month, Qin Yu has been training without eating anything.

    Now thinking about this, Qin Yu is extremely astonished because, to his knowledge, to reach the level where food and drink are no longer needed, at least a practitioner must be able to absorb holy energy at a shocking speed. Thanks to the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu can already absorb holy energy extremely fast. In addition to that, he has been practicing the secret technique of the 1st Trans-Heaven diagram, so currently the holy energy he absorbs even turns into silvery light points.

    Its good to progress so fast in practice. It doesnt matter if the cause of this is the mysterious Meteoric Tear or the Trans-Heaven diagrams secret technique, its principle isnt something I can guess, says Qin Yu with a smile.

    Then Qin Yu leaves the courtyard house at once and hurriedly heads for Qin Des place. At least it will not be late for him to enter the Secret Treasury after greeting Qin De first.

    Third Prince, say the 2 guards of Qin Des place after getting down on one knee.

    Please tell father that I want to see him, says Qin Yu immediately.

    A guard says: Third Prince, His Highness has been undergoing closed-door training for a half month and still hasnt come out. His Highness has given the order not to let anyone disturb him during this closed-door training session. Hearing this, Qin Yu cannot help being stupefied by the fact that even his father is undergoing closed-door training.

    Alright, then you two keep guarding. Qin Yu gives a smile then turns around and goes to the Secret Treasury. There will not be any serious problems even if he does not tell Qin De about this.

    There are obviously many guards in the corridor outside the Secret Treasury. However, seeing Qin Yu, they do not obstruct him in the slightest. Qin Yu thus goes into the most distant attic. After entering a side room in the attic, he activates a device.

    With a clack noise, a stone door appears on the wall of the side room this is the stone door leading to the Secret Treasury. Qin Yu goes into the Treasury instantly. The stone door then moves and shuts again.

    End of b3c10.

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