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    One thing that I notice LXH never have to fight more than one move/stance, after one move his enemies either die or lost his kung-fu. Does he know other Kung-fu?
    I never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Great stuff Meh, and a happy Chinese new year to all here at Spc! </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Happy Chinese New Year to you too, and everyone else who's been reading.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">((btw, is this the guy with the Solar Apex Sword? I don't think Gu Long put to many sword users in the book simply he wanted to show that in JiangHu theres all kinds of people and all kinds of weapons. So this guy, Ah Fei and Jing Wu Ming would be 3 swords. One more thing, how good is Jing Wu Ming? Is he like a refined Ah Fei? If he isn't listed like Ah Fei then I really have no Idea how good he is, better than this guy?)) </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    GL has plenty of sword users. Not as many as JY, but he has noted(in some of his books) that the sword is the best weapon of all the weapons.

    As for Jin Wu Ming, he'll show up in about 4-5 chapters. Then you'll get to read Li Xun Huan's own feelings on this guy. At the latter part of the book, you'll find his true 'rank'.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1"> One thing that I notice LXH never have to fight more than one move/stance, after one move his enemies either die or lost his kung-fu. Does he know other Kung-fu? </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    There have been at least one fight earlier in the book where you get to see his defensive skills. But his opponent wasn't all that great.

    You'll get to see a lot more prolonged fights later on(in fact, as early as next chapter <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">). However, GL doesn't like to describes fight details in general(at least with his later novels), so you'll never see detailed descriptions of each moves like JY does. GL fights have more of a 'comic book' feel to it, as if everyone has super powers. It's this uniqueness that really seperates him from traditional wuxia writers.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Wow. Killed two people without even moving his position. Who else could of done that besides Dagger Li. The way it was described, it seems his dagger is as fast as a bullet. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Gu Long once said that LXH's dagger was the only weapon he never described in any way. You've probably noticed that there has not been ANY description of how the dagger is thrown, when it's thrown, or from which position. The dagger simply disappears from LXH's hands and land in the opponent's throat.

    Another thing is that LXH tends to have any many daggers as needed. GL gave the impression that he only carries one dagger. But there are fights(like the one I just translated) where he really needed more than one dagger. Again, lack of details.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">for some reason, whenever shi lin appears, I feel rather annoyed - that could be because her son was a brat and I can't stand brats..

    and Yeah! Li is great. there are times that he seems to bluff a lot but when he came to action, he was so wonderful! </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Totally agree on LXY being a brat. He really irks me, probably more so than any other villain. Not really deep hatred, but just overall annoyance.

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    Thanks Meh, great explanation and thank you for the translation
    I never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

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    on shi lin's son, it ruins my watching God of Sabre a little, learning that one of Qingqing's servants was his granddaughter.

    Does that mean he grew up, learning flying dagger from Li and took revenge or killed many people afterward???
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">"GL has plenty of sword users. Not as many as JY, but he has noted(in some of his books) that the sword is the best weapon of all the weapons." - Meh</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Do you really think so? It seems like GL has an Army of Swordsmen compared to JY.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">"on shi lin's son, it ruins my watching God of Sabre a little, learning that one of Qingqing's servants was his granddaughter.

    Does that mean he grew up, learning flying dagger from Li and took revenge or killed many people afterward???" - Goofy</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I think Li gave a Dagger to the family and it got passed down, but he never taught them how to use it.

    His only student was Yip Hoi.

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone too! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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    The black-robed man waited till he disappeared, then turned around and faced Li Xun Huan. “I’m so glad we met today,”

    Li Xun Huan stared at his sword, then suddenly asked, “Solar-Apex Iron Sword*?”

    The black-robed man said, “I am indeed Guo Song Yang*.”

    *Note: Someone who made some playing cards of Gu Long characters translated ‘Song Yang’(Guo Song Yang’s first name) as Solar-Apex for the sword name. This translation doesn’t seem too correct to me, but it does sound cool. Anyway, just keep in mind that the name of the iron sword is the same as the first name of its owner.

    Li Xun Huan took a deep breath, said, “Solar-Apex Iron Sword really is as good as they say!”

    Guo Song Yang looked at his own sword. “But I wonder how it does against Little Li’s Flying Dagger.”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled. “Actually, I would rather not know the answer.”

    “Why?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Because… if we do try to find the answer, one of us will regret doing so.”

    Guo Song Yang raised his head.

    A hint of gratitude appeared on his face. He said loudly, “But we’ll need to know sooner or later, right?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I can only hope it’s later.”

    Guo Song Yang said soundly, “But I prefer to know sooner.”

    “Really?”

    Guo Song Yang said, “Until the day we figure out the winner, I will not rest peacefully.”

    Li Xun Huan thought for a while, then asked, “When do you want to settle this?”

    Guo Song Yang said, “Today!”

    Li Xun Huan asked, “Right here?”

    Guo Song Yang looked around, then laughed coldly, “This used to be your home. If we fight here, you already have the advantage of knowing the surroundings.”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled. “You’re right. Just by your last sentence, you truly deserve to be considered a top level fighter.”

    Guo Song Yang said, “But since I decided the time, you should decide the place.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “That won’t be necessary.”

    Guo Song Yang also thought for a long time, then said, “Fine. If that’s the case, follow me!”

    Li Xun Huan said, “After you.”

    He walked forward a couple of steps, couldn’t help but look back at the Cold Fragance, and saw Long Xiao3 Yun staring at him, his eyes filled with venom.

    Nothing, not the marvelous Guo Song Yang’s sword strokes, not the deaths of ZhuGe Gang and the others, moved this young kid.

    But once he met Li Xun Huan’s gaze, he instantly smiled, and bowed. “Uncle Li. How are you doing.”

    Li Xun Huan sighed inside, while smiling. “Hello.”

    Long Xiao3 Yun said, “Mother thinks of you at every moment, you really should come visit us more often.”

    Li Xun Huan forced a chuckle.

    He almost always has trouble answering this kid.

    Long Xiao3 Yun went up to him, grabbed his robe, and whispered, “That person looks scary. Uncle you shouldn’t go with him.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You’ll understand once you grow up, sometimes you must do things that you would not want to do.”

    Long Xiao3 Yun said, “But… but… what if uncle you die, then who will take care of mom and I?”

    Li Xun Huan froze.

    After who knows how long, he raised his head, and saw Lin Shi Yin standing on top of the steps, looking at them.

    She looked worrisome, but also showed much happiness.

    Li Xun Huan only felt a stab in his heard, lowered his head again.

    Long Xiao3 Yun yelled, “Mom. Look, Uncle Li just came, but now has to go.”

    Lin Shi Yin forced smile. “Uncle Li has business to attend to, he… he has to go.”

    Her smile looked so fragile, so forced, had Li Xun Huan saw this smile, his heart would’ve broke.

    Long Xiao Yun said, “Mom, don’t you have some things you want to say to Uncle Li?”

    Lin Shi Yin’s mouth kept trembling. “That can wait when he comes back.”

    Long Xiao Yun’s lips curled up, and blinked his eyes. “But… I think once Uncle Li leaves today, he’ll never come back.”

    Lin Shi Yin said in almost a whisper, “Shush! Come on back up so Uncle Li can leave.”

    Long Xiao Yun finally nodded, released Li Xun Huan’s robe, and said, “You can go now, Uncle Li. Don’t worry about us, mom and I are used to being alone anyway, you don’t have to worry.”

    He wiped his eyes, seemingly on the verge of tears..

    Guo Song Yang is already near the bridge, looking at them.

    Li Xun Huan finally turned around.

    He never did look up, nor said any words.

    At this moment, any more words would be pointless. Besides, he doesn’t know what to say anyway.

    If a person becomes too sentimental, he actually looks heartless instead.

    Outside the walls, the signs of autumn seem more apparent.

    Both of Guo Song Yang’s hands rest in his sleeves, he walked slowly in the front.

    Li Xun Huan followed behind.

    The road is long, and quite narrow, with no end in sight.

    The autumn wind blows by, leaves all turning into brown.

    Although his steps are slow, Guo Song Yang’s steps are wide.

    Li Xun Huan stared intensely at his steps.

    The ground is quite soft, so each step left a footprint, his footprints all have the same depth, all equidistance apart.

    Although he looks like he’s just walking casually, he’s actually gathering a special type of inner energy, his whole body harmonizing, which is why his steps are the same.

    When he has gathered all his energy, when his body is in perfect harmony, he will immediately stop… that is the end of the road.

    End of Chapter 31

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    I can't wait to read how Li fell in love with the ponytailed girl...

    seem as if he is so near death and it sounds so ironic to pair him with a beautiful young girl.. There must be at least more than ten years difference in their ages. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but Li strikes me as a man who loves sophisticated woman like lin shi lin...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">"Does that mean he grew up, learning flying dagger from Li and took revenge or killed many people afterward???" - Goofy</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I forgot to add that although the little brat didn't learn the Dagger technique, his martial development took on a different path..one more "appopriate" to his character considering the source of the knowledge.

    And although he can be very annoying, especially in the adaptations, I can't help but give him some respect. He has all the necessary ingrediants to become a very formidable villain when he grows up. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">I forgot to add that although the little brat didn't learn the Dagger technique, his martial development took on a different path..one more "appopriate" to his character considering the source of the knowledge. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    *chuckles* So true. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Li Xun Huan did want to teach the dagger, though. Lin Shi Yin stopped him(this is from another book so it's not a spoiler).

    Btw, any other Priscilla Chan fans here? I think I'll translate the next chapter tonight with her greatest-hits(for me anyway <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">) in the background. Old songs are the best.

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    Good work Meh.. I am looking forward to the next translation.

    One comment that I have is that all the duels in this book always end with death. Most fights in other stories (JY, CLH) usually end with one side admitting defeat and the fighters (the good and bad guys) live until the final fight. It is just interesting that a character shows up only for a short time before getting killed.

    LXH ends up with the pony tailed girl.. WOW... that's a spoiler...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by optimus:
    <STRONG>Good work Meh.. I am looking forward to the next translation.

    One comment that I have is that all the duels in this book always end with death. Most fights in other stories (JY, CLH) usually end with one side admitting defeat and the fighters (the good and bad guys) live until the final fight. It is just interesting that a character shows up only for a short time before getting killed.

    LXH ends up with the pony tailed girl.. WOW... that's a spoiler...</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yes. This book does indeed end in a lot of bloodshed, more so than most other GL books, too. But it can't be helped considering the fighting style of LXH and Ah Fei. Both either try to avoid a fight, or leave their opponents dead.

    *Sighs* I guess there's been a few too many spoilers on this thread lately. Guess it can't be helped, since we're into the meat of the story. Everything up to the events at Shaolin is like an introduction.

    However, I do think people, including myself, should start putting
    SPOILER titles on subjects that haven't been translated yet. This has been kind of lacking because most wuxia plots are pretty well known. But all translations from now on has not been made in any adaptations, so anyone who can't read Chinese would not know about it.

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    A lot of what makes GL stories good are the surprises, so I try to circumvent questions about things that haven't been translated yet (or word it so vaguely that no one can understand it anyway <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">).

    Another idea apart from putting 'SPOILER', is to just send a private message if you're really curious as to what happens.

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    hey, sorry for babbling out the spoiler on Li's love life. Frankly, I thought everyone knew it from some series. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/blush.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">

    shutting my mouth now and will concentrate on reading....
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    Meh, I like your translation. Thank you for doing this for us. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> But I don't have any money to pay you. Sorry. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

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    Chapter 32: The Understanding Mortal Enemy

    Once there, one of their lives will end!

    Li Xun Huan obviously realizes this.

    Guo Song Yang really is an intimidating enemy.

    In Li Xun Huan’s whole life, perhaps this is the first time that he has met a truly worthy opponent.

    Many fighters ‘seek a loss’ because they think that as long as they meet a worthy opponent, even if they lose, they would be happy.

    But Li Xun Huan is not happy at all.

    His heart is pounding.

    He knows that in his current condition, he would most likely lose.

    Once this road ends, so could his life!

    This could be his road to the underworld.

    He’s not really afraid to die, but how can he die right now?

    The surroundings became more and more barren, he can see a forest up ahead.

    The autumn leaves as red as blood.

    Could that be the end of the road?

    Guo Song Yang’s steps became bigger and bigger, his footprints shallower and shallower, showing that his inner and outer energy are combing to reach the apex.

    At that time, his concentration, power, body, will all combine with his sword. At that time, his sword will no longer be a piece of metal, but will come alive.

    At that time, the power of his sword will be limitless, nothing will stand in its way!

    Li Xun Huan suddenly stopped walking.

    He did not speak, or make any other noise, but Guo Song Yang noticed it.

    He did not turn around, instead simply said, “Here?”

    Li Xun Huan remained silent for a long time, then said, “Today… I can’t fight you.”

    Guo Song Yang turned around, like daggers his eyes pierced into Li Xun Huan, he said loudly, “What did you say?”

    Li Xun Huan lowered his head, his head ached.

    He knows that this was a cowardly act, something he never dreamed of doing.

    But now he must do this.

    Guo Song Yang said, “Did you say you can’t fight me?”

    Li Xun Huan could only nod.

    Guo Song Yang asked, “Why?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Because I admit defeat.”

    Guo Song Yang looked at him in amazement, as if he’s never met this person before.

    After a long time, Guo Song Yang took a deep breath. “Li Xun Huan, Li Xun Huan, you really are a true hero!”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled. “Hero? A man like me can be a hero?”

    Guo Song Yang shook his head and sighed. “Perhaps you are the only true hero in this world!”

    Li Xun Huan did not speak, as Guo Song Yang continued, “You just admitted defeat. I know how difficult this can be. It’s something perhaps I would rather die than say.”

    He smiled and continued, “It’s actually quite easy to die, but to admit defeat in order to help others, that’s a sign of a true hero, a true man!”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You…”

    He only felt incredible warmth in his heart, and he couldn’t finish his sentence.

    Guo Song Yang said, “I understand you, you can’t fight me because you still cannot die, because there are still people who rely on you.”

    Li Xun Huan still could not speak, but tears of joy almost came out from his eyes.

    Sometimes, it’s your best friend who can become your mortal enemy, while sometimes, it’s your most fearful enemy who truly understands you.

    Because only a worthy adversary is worthy of being your friend.

    Because only a worthy adversary can truly understand how you feel.

    Li Xun Huan doesn’t know whether to be happy, sad, or gracious.

    Guo Song Yang then said, “But we must fight today!”

    Li Xun Huan was taken aback, “Why?”

    Guo Song Yang smiled. “How many Li Xun Huans are there in the world? If we do not fight today, I might never again find another worthy opponent.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Once I have taken care of my business, I will fight you any time you wish.”

    Guo Song Yang shook his head. “Unfortunately, by that time, we might not have another chance to fight.”

    Li Xun Huan asked, “Why?”

    Guo Song Yang looked afar, he then said slowly and clearly, “By that time, we might already be friends.”

    Li Xun Huan thought for a long time. “You’d rather be my enemy than my friend?”

    Guo Song Yang’s face instantly became serious, he said loudly, “I have devoted my whole life to my sword, how could I have time to find friends? Besides…”

    His voice became noticeably softer as he continued, “It’s easy to find friends, but almost impossible to find a truly considerate and thoughtful enemy.”

    ‘Considerate and thoughtful’ are words that tend to describe friends, so his usage here to describe an enemy seem quite strange.

    But Li Xun Huan understands what he means.

    Guo Song Yang said, “You are not the only person in the world who’s my equal in fighting, but even if someone is ten times better than me, I still won’t think much of him, and I don’t think I’d die happily in his hands.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You’re right. It really is hard to find a considerate and thoughtful enemy.”

    Guo Song Yang said, “That’s why we must fight today. Even if I die in your hands, I would have no regrets.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “But I…”

    Guo Song Yang cut him off. “I know your feelings. If you die in my hands today, I will finish everything you could not complete. I would protect anyone you wish to protect.”

    Li Xun Huan looked at the ground, then said, “If that’s the case, then I can certainly die without regret… Thank You.”

    He has never said the words ‘thank you’ before in his life. This ‘thank you’ came truly from the bottom of his heart.

    Guo Song Yang said, “Thank you for granting me this duel. After you!”

    Li Xun Huan said, “After you!”

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    TigerWong: That's not a bad idea. I almost never use the PM thing, so I tend not to think about it.

    Melanie: You could at least pick a better time to say that you have 'no money'. I mean, it's kind of hard for someone in this forum to have no money right after Chinese New Year, don't you think? <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

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    It’s not a big deal when a friend cares for you, but when an enemy does it, it’s so much more special, so much more heartwarming.

    Unfortunately, it’s a feeling others will never experience!

    The wind blew past by, carrying the dried leaves with it.

    The air filled with stench of death.

    Guo Song Yang pulled out his sword, held it at chest height, his eyes never left Li Xun Huan’s hand.

    This really is a scary hand.

    Li Xun Huan had seemingly turned into a different person, his hair is still disorganized, his robe still ragged, but he no longer looked fragile!

    His face brightened dramatically!

    These past two years, Li Xun Huan’s life is akin to a sword in the sheath, biding its time, not showing its full potential, its true nature!

    But now, sword has come out!

    As he held up his hand, a dagger appeared!

    One dagger across the throat, the dagger that never misses, Little Li’s Flying Dagger!

    Guo Song Yang’s iron sword followed the wind, a streak of darkness quickly reaching Li Xun Huan’s throat, in front of the sword is the sword stream, demolishing its surroundings.

    Li Xun Huan’s foot stepped lightly, his whole person quickly retreated ten meters, his back now touching a tree behind him.

    Guo Song Yang’s sword also changed directions, following his steps just as quickly.

    Li Xun Huan could not retreat anymore, but his body suddenly shot up the tree.

    Guo Song Yang flew into the sky, his sword followed like a streak of rainbow.

    His body and sword are one.

    The punishing sword stream pushed away all the leaves from the trees.

    The scenery is just amazing!

    Li Xun Huan flew past the sword stream, following the red leaves, floating down to the ground.

    Guo Song Yang did not let up, back-flipped in mid-air, his sword suddenly turned into infinite streaks and shadows, coming towards Li Xun Huan.

    No one can deny the incredible power of this attack.

    Even meters away, Li Xun Huan could feel the pressure of the surrounding sword stream, no matter which way he dodges, he will still be hit.

    Only to hear a ‘ding’ sound, sparks flew.

    Li Xun Huan’s dagger hit perfectly into the tip of the sword.

    The sword streams disappeared, the calm returned. Guo Song Yang stood there, still holding his sword.

    Li Xun Huan still has his dagger, but the tip is now broken.

    He looked silently at Guo Song Yang, Guo Song Yang also looked silently at him.

    Neither showed any expressions.

    But both of them know that Li Xun Huan’s dagger can no longer leave his hand.

    Little Li’s Flying Dagger, fast as lightning. But after it’s used to break apart the sword stream, the tip broke, greatly reducing its speed.

    Even if the dagger leaves his hand, it can no longer harm people!

    The dagger that has never lost, has now lost.

    Li Xun Huan put his hands down.

    After the last leaf fell, the forest became silent again.

    As silent as death itself.

    Although still expressionless, Guo Song Yang’s eyes flickered. He said, “I lost!”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Who says you lost?”

    Guo Song Yang said, “I say I’ve lost.”

    He chuckled. “You know, I thought I’d die before I would ever say this, but now that I’ve said it, I feel great, feel great…”

    He looked up at the sky and laughed.

    In the midst of his laughter, he turned around and left the forest.

    Li Xun Huan watched as he disappeared, then began to cough.

    At this time, someone suddenly appeared, clapping. “Incredible. Amazing. Absolutely Amazing…”

    The voice is crisp and clear.

    Li Xun Huan raised his head, found that the speaker is that old storyteller’s granddaughter.

    Her big, bright eyes carried an innocent smile, said, “To be able to see today’s fight, even I can die peacefully!”

    Perhaps Li Xun Huan still doesn’t feel like talking, so he did not respond.

    The ponytailed girl said, “Once upon a time, Mr. Lan Da and Xiao Sun dueled at the peak of Mount Tai, Mr. Lan Da used a hundred pound Iron Hammer, while Xiao Sun simply used a silk belt, using soft to counter hard, and they fought for the whole night, some say they changed the night sky into day.”

    She chuckled. “Do you think this fight is amazing?”

    Li Xun Huan also smiled, “The way young lady speaks about it, even I thought I was at Mt. Tai’s peak, witnessing this great duel between Xiao Sun and Mr. Lan Da.”

    The ponytailed girl twitched her mouth. “I can’t believe your mouth is even more powerful than your dagger.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Really?”

    The ponytailed girl said, “Although your dagger can take a man’s life, but your words can take a lady’s heart. Don’t you think that it’s much harder to receive a woman’s heart than a man’s life?”

    With those big eyes looking at him, even Li Xun Huan could not help but feel drawn towards her. He never thought this young girl can be so intimidating.

    She asked again, “So do you think this battle was amazing?”

    Li Xun Huan doesn’t dare to respond elaborately again, so he only smiled and nodded. “Quite amazing.”

    The ponytailed girl said, “Although this battle was very famous, and became a folklore, it’s still nothing compared to the fight that just ended.”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled. “Although I’m not a humble person, I’m at least not full of myself. Young lady you must be exaggerating.”

    The ponytailed girl said seriously, “I only said the truth. You had three chances to kill him, yet did not take his life at each opportunity. Eventually you lost your killer instinct, and the tip of your dagger. At this moment, Guo Song Yang could’ve killed you, but instead he admitted defeat…”

    She sighed. “It’s people like you who are real man. Had you killed him, or had he killed you, no matter how great your kung fu are, I still wouldn’t have been impressed.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You’re right. Guo Song Yang really is a great hero.”

    “What about you?”

    Li Xun Huan shook his head. “Me? I’m nothing.”

    The ponytailed girl said, “Let me ask you something. What was the first stroke he used?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Flowing Wind Twirls Cloud.”

    The ponytailed girl said, “What about the second stroke?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Shooting Stars Follow Moon.”

    The ponytailed girl said, “As he changed from ‘Flowing Wind Twirls Cloud’ to ‘Shooting Stars Follow Moon’, he switched too quickly, opening himself up in the process. If you had released your dagger at that moment, couldn’t you have taken his life?”

    Li Xun Huan could not respond.

    End of Chapter 32

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    Well, the first batch of videos are coming in today. Too bad LOCH won't be among them, since they had some inventory problems with it. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

    But I'll probably be spending all my spare time for the rest of the week watching them. It's been sooooooo long since I've seen a wuxia serial that I'm in desperately need of a little fix. Good lord, it's like drugs. You get mentally annoyed if you go a long time without it. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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    Aww. That was it? He ran around for 10 seconds and threw his dagger. End of fight. I was expecting earth-shattering, season-changing, bone-crushing, sword-breaking [oh wait, that did happen - to the dagger..nvm], and all-around great fight. But I guess I can't expect too much. Pretty hard to describe an exciting gun fight and that's what Dagger Li fight likes.

    Hope you enjoy your series Meh. That means no update for a while. Now if only we can get Lanny to update Smiling Proud Wanderer.
    I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code.

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