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The two of them left the secret room.
Su Clan's Ah Shilu lead the way, while Song Shuhang followed behind, to the living room.
On the sofa, the Immortal Farming Sect uncle opened his eyes, gazing coldly at the two. "So you finally came out. I already long since knew that you two had never left this apartment."
He had guessed that the two were somewhere in the apartment. If taking apart the building wouldn't have attracted the attention of all the normal people in this block, he would have long since started to take apart this apartment.
"You shouldn't have stayed behind." Su Clan's Ah Shilu's voice was cold as she said indifferently.
"Bullshit! Why shouldn't I have stayed behind!" The Immortal Farming Sect uncle rose to his feet, roaring.
At the same time, his bones let out cracking sounds, and his hands became claws. Every finger was releasing True Qi, and were as sharp as the edge of a knife.
Su Clan's Ah Shilu's face was calm. She gently raised her right hand, using her palm as a sabre. "Come then."
Compared to the Immortal Farming Sect uncle, her figure seemed small, and seemed so frail that it wouldn't even be able to block the wind. But when she raised her right hand, a tyrannically imposing manner seemed to emanate from her.
That jade white palm1 seemed to transform into the divine weapon that had split the heavens and the earth2, a radiant sabre light shining.
The Immortal Farming Sect uncle was pressured by her imposing manner, and roared as he leapt into the air. He was like a falcon who had spread his wings, attempting to use a rushing attack to break through Ah Shilu's oppression.
When ordinary fighters entered close combat, what they were most wary of was being in mid-air with nowhere to leverage their strength. However, these actions of the uncle seemed to go against this common sense, and while his body was in mid-air, swift and fierce claw attacks continuously rained down, transforming into layer upon layer of illusionary claws that clustered over her head as it descended.
Su Clan's Ah Shilu didn't make any flashy movements. Using her palm as a sabre, she used that sabre to chop at the layers upon layers of illusory claws.
In that moment, sabre light flashed, and the force behind that sabre was like the tempestuous waters of the Yellow River as it surged forward!
The uncle's claw technique was definitely unordinarily fierce and swift. However, it was difficult to use the power of a person's claw attacks to resist the might of the surging Yellow River.
The swift and fierce claw attacks was forcibly broken through by that sabre light, and the uncle's hands were covered by a bloody haze, and his figure was sent flying. He crashed into the household decorations on the way, heavily crashing onto the ground.
A Rank 3 Houtian was completely out of the league of a Rank 2 True Master. Even if the Houtian was heavily injured, as long as they could launch an attack, defeating a True Master was as easy as turning over their hand.
After Su Clan's Ah Shilu had chopped out with this sabre, her face became pale, and her breathing became hurried.
The Immortal Farming Sect uncle climbed to his feet slowly, his hands trembling, and flowing with fresh blood.
"I've already held back with this sabre strike…In three days time I will bring Su Clan's Ah Qi over, and clarify matters with your Immortal Farming Sect to settle our karma. Before that, behave yourself. Go, I won't take your life for now." Su Clan's Ah Shilu said in a low voice.
"Impossible! As long I'm not dead, I won't leave!" The uncle's gaze was ferocious. "I'll bet my life on it to capture you! Also…after chopping out with that sabre, how much True Qi could you have left?"
Su Clan's Ah Shilu frowned, then said impatiently, "Then go and die."
She detested this kind of stubborn old fogeys. That jade-like hand raised again, sabre light flashing.
Did he really think she was a rottenly good person like that Song Shuhang behind her? If he really wanted to court death, then she'll grant his wish!
"HAH!" The uncle roared as he leapt forward, his legs bursting with True Qi, His body revolved, and was like a poison dragon making a drill attack on Su Clan's Ah Shilu.
The two sides closed in on each other again, their True Qi both bursting out, creating terrifying booming and thunderous roars.
"Ahahahah!" Now, the uncle's mouth began to make strange cries. Immediately afterwards, his entire body drew a strange arc as he shot towards the balcony.
Bang! The balcony's decorations were smashed into pieces.
In the next moment, the uncle dragged his heavily injured body, and jumped off the balcony. He left a last parting shot, "You wait Su Clan descendant! I'LL BE BACK!"
Having said so, he escaped into the distance without even turning his head back.
He had fled. He had fled just like that?
He had been so lofty and heroic before, welcoming death unflinchingly. In the next moment, he had ran off after delivering a parting shot.
"Amazing!" Song Shuhang sighed internally. Just now when the uncle and Ah Shilu had fought, he couldn't even make out the moves made out by both sides clearly. That speed had far exceeded the theoretical limit of the human body.
The sabre light on Ah Shilu flickered unstably, and she had a look of suspicion on her face.
In the second attack, her attack had only lightly brushed against the uncle's legs. The uncle had then detonated his own True Qi, creating fierce collision sound effects…then he had let out a miserable shriek as he had retreated, and escaped from the balcony.
Was the uncle bluffing and blustering, and taking the opportunity to escape?
Or, was there a scheme?
"Do you know any spiritual energy detection techniques?" Ah Shilu neared Song Shuhang, and used a soft voice only the two of them could hear.
If it was possible, secret arts of the secret sound transmission type would have been more suitable.
But unfortunately, it was a pity that her current state wasn't good. Even standing was taking a lot of effort. Now, even activating a spiritual energy detection technique was beyond her, to say nothing of a secret sound transmission.
Song Shuhang nodded slightly, activating his spiritual energy. He used an omnidirectional detection technique to spread out his spiritual force.
After detection, there were no abnormalities and no gains from the scan.
But…Song Shuhang heart's suddenly felt a sense of unease. This unease was very strong, and he was unable to ignore it.
Song Shuhang frowned, and used detection techniques and alert techniques again.
There wasn't any gains again. His spiritual energy was very weak, and the radius he could detect within was very small.
The more it was like this, the more unease he felt in his heart.
"Are there any abnormalities?" Ah Shilu asked in a low voice.
"I can't sense anything, but…"Song Shuhang stopped halfway, and his mind flashed.
His spiritual energy revolved in a different way, and a different spiritual energy technique was used.
[Imprint Sensing Art]
This was the technique sent to him over the internet by Great Master Tongxuan's disciple 'apprentice brother Threedays', which could sense that stolen flying sword of Great Master Tongxuan.
When this [Imprint Sensing Art] was spread out, Song Shuhang immediately sensed the coordinates of the imprint.
On this block's third floor, a seemingly ordinary resident was walking up the stairs. He had a guitar case on his back…which contained the stolen flying sword of Great Master Tongxuan!
The figure was climbing up the stairs…neither slow nor showing any flaws.
His body actually had some aura concealing technique or treasure. If not for the imprint on the flying sword, Song Shuhang would never have noticed him.
Was it a partner of the Immortal Farming Sect uncle?
Or…was it the oriole stalking the cicada from behind?
"What did you discover?" Ah Shilu sat on the sofa, trying her best to recover the spent True Qi.
"Someone's coming." Song Shuhang said softly. "He's nearing. Can you still make a move?"
At the same time, he took out his handphone and quickly typed. No longer in the secret room, his signal was no longer blocked. Wasn't this the time to call for backup?
He quickly left a message to senior Northriver, giving a summary of the situation as well as his position. He asked senior Northriver to quickly contact Su Clan's Ah Qi, just in case.
"Because of my internal injuries, my True Qi won't recover so fast." Ah Shilu bitterly laughed.
"Then…should I go ask the seniors in the group how to prepare a last will?" Song Shuhang laughed as he closed his phone.
As he spoke, various thoughts appeared in Song Shuhang's head.
The man carrying the flying sword who was hiddenly approaching, was the senior apprentice brother from the Moonsabre Sect! This was the Moonsabre Sect disciple who had seized the godly invisible sword from his apprentice brother who led a hard life.
That apprentice brother who led a hard life now even had his legs broken, and was being detained by Sima Jiang.
"That fellow from the Immortal Farming Sect and the Su Clan's Ah Shilu have already come into contact and exchanged moves. It's time to act. A chance has come." The smiling expression of the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother was that of one who completely had the situation under his control. He slowly got nearer to Ah Shilu's and Song Shuhang's position.
There was only one order he had received from the higher ups of the Moonsabre Sect…When the people from the Immortal Farming Sect had come into contact with the Su Clan descendant, kill the Su Clan descendant!
Chapter 122-The imprint from the flying sword
1: It appears! The legendary jade white skin!
2: This is a reference to the Chinese legend of Pangu splitting the Heavens and the Earth and thus creating the world
Chapter 123- Text Redacted
This Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother had obtained information on the Su Clan descendant from the higher ups of the Moonsabre Sect. Su Clan's Ah Shilu, Rank 3 cultivation and heavily injured from a failed Heavenly Tribulation.
"After waiting for so long, the Immortal Farming Sect fellow has finally made contact with Su Clan's Ah Shilu."
The time for him to complete his mission had finally come!
This Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother stroked the guitar case. With this recently acquired 'godly invisible sword' and together with the treasure talisman the sect had given him, assasinating Su Clan's Ah Shilu would be easy as stretching his hand, and the entire matter would be settled.
Very quickly, he reached the Ande Block nineteenth floor.
Without hiding, he walked calmly to Su Clan's Ah Shilu's apartment like an ordinary passer-by.
In the long hallway, as the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother walked, he retrieved the guitar case from his back. When the guitar case opened, what was revealed was an ordinary inside of a guitar case as well as a 'godly invisible sword'!
He lightly grasped the godly invisible sword, and closed the guitar case before slinging it on his back again.
Lifting his head, then adjusting his breathing. The True Qi in his dantian was activated, slowly gathering in his legs. When he neared his target, he would stab out with his strongest sword attack!
Step step step… suddenly, hurried steps sounded out. The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother lifted his head, and saw a youth carrying a large cardboard box as he approached him.
The cardboard box was very large, and covered half of the head of the youth.
It was an ordinary person. None of the aura of a cultivator could be sensed on him. Was he a resident here?
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother maintained his strict caution, and shifted to the side. He only had one target now, Su Clan's Ah Shilu. Now wasn't the time to cause other problems!
The cardboard box carrying youth brushed against him…
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother continued to maintain his strict caution, approaching Su Clan's Ah Shilu's apartment.
After walking for five or six metres, the youth behind him gasped for air, and his whole face was full of sweat. He placed the cardboard box on the floor.
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother paused, and no longer took note of the youth behind, because he had seen his target! Ah Shilu's face was pale, and was sitting on her sofa recovering her True Qi.
Ah Shilu was completely unprepared!
This was a true heaven sent chance!
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother's eyes shined. He grasped the 'godly invisible sword', and threw the guitar case to the side.
His killing intent exploded!
The long since gathered True Qi in his legs exploded, and his body tilted to the front. He was about to pierce out with a magnificent sword attack and seize Su Clan's Ah Shilu's life!
But, he didn't notice that that cardboard carrying youth behind him made a series of complicated hand seals, and was at the same time silently chanting an incantation…
When the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother shot out, that youth shouted out, "Abbot Tongxuan is… The! Most ! HANDSOOOMMMMEEEE!"1
The voice reverberated in his ears…
What nonsense is this?
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother's mind felt some suspicion rise.
But at this moment, the godly invisible sword in his hands suddenly radiated out a pale golden sword light. Then, the sword suddenly began to tremble madly in his hands!
A powerful force was transmitted from the sword, and the godly sword came to life. It wanted to extricate itself from his grasp!
Suddenly pulled by this unexpected force, the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother almost got dragged along on the ground. He hastily manipulated the True Qi gathered on his legs to stabilise his figure.
Feeling something wrong, he immediately let go, letting the godly invisible sword fly out of his grasp.
At the same time, he looked back, looking at that youth who had brushed against him…It had been after he had shouted that the godly invisible sword had changed so!
What he saw now frightened him out of his wits.
He saw the youth clasping one of his hands on his chest, making a remote sword hand seal. His other hand used a finger as a sword, lightly slashing towards him, "Chop!"
In mid-air, the godly invisible sword couldn't be seen as usual, and only the pale golden light it emanated could be seem.
The sword light flashed, and like lightning, the sword violently chopped down towards the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother.
"Remote sword arts!"
"Rank 4 cultivator!"
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother shouted.
Only after a Rank 4 cultivator condensed all their True Qi in their body into a True Origin, could they remotely control flying swords, and use swords to achieve flight! This seemingly ordinary youth was actually a Rank 4 cultivator senior?!
What was more important was…the flying sword in his hand belonged to this Rank 4 cultivator?
That stupid apprentice brother screwed me over!
All these thoughts were just the thoughts that appeared in his mind in just a split second.
Then, the small iron sword that had been mistaken as a godly invisible sword chopped viciously into his chest.
Neither able to avoid nor resist.
Because the sword was so fast that it had no equal! When Song Shuhang had just finished saying 'chop', it had already landed on its target!
Fresh blood sprayed out… and blood splattered all over.
The small iron sword cut halfway through his body. That one strike had caused all his ribs to be cut through, and his internal organs to be heavily injured. With just the fleshy body of a Rank 2 cultivator, it wasn't possible to block the sharpness of a flying sword.
The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother landed with a loud crash, painfully wailing, "Senior… let me off! I know my wrongs senior…let me off!"
Song Shuhang's face was peaceful, and didn't seem to care about the other side's miserable shrieks. The other side vastly surpassed him in strength, and wasn't any weaker than Altar Master. Song Shuhang couldn't help but be careful. His left hand maintained the connection with the iron flying sword, while he used his right hand's finger as a sword, waving it four times.
The iron flying sword withdrew from the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother's wounds, and fresh blood splattered. Then, the flying sword chopped out four times, severing his four limbs.
"AHAHAHAAAAHHHH!" The Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother continuously wailed, and turning into a human stick, but had no ability to resist.
"Return." Song Shuhang said lightly, and the small iron sword flashed, scurrying back to him and stably floating in mid-air.
Song Shuhang extended his hand, and the small iron sword landed softly in his hand.
[Temporary Remote Sword Art]. This was the revised work from a time Great Master Tongxuan had failed.
When Song Shuhang had brushed against the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother, he had confirmed whether the iron flying sword had the [Temporary Remote Sword Art] formation of Great Master Tongxuan on it. If there hadn't been, he would have been forced to use his remaining two Sword Talisman. However, he lacked the confidence to finish him off with two sword talismans. He had needed three on a poisoned Altar Master that time after all.
Fortunately, this small iron sword had the ability of the [Temporary Remote Sword Art] on it!
As for that line 'Abbot Tongxuan is… The! Most ! HANDSOOOMMMMEEEE!', that was the incantation to activate the [Temporary Remote Sword Art].
To think that this shameless incantation would come from the Great Master Tongxuan who was training silent meditation. Or perhaps…because he had been silent for so long, he had become outwardly cold but deep and passionate inside?
Lightly stroking the small iron sword, the spiritual energy left behind by Great Master Tongxuan had been almost exhausted. It could no longer activate the [Temporary Remote Sword Art].
Song Shuhang recalled that beautiful experience of controlling the sword. The ability to sever the head of an enemy from a thousand miles away, that was simply too beautiful to be described with words.
His heart involuntarily formed an incomparably ardent wish.
Rank 4 cultivation, and remote sword arts!
After experiencing the [Temporary Remote Sword Art], it was just like watching a spectacular movie advertisement, where one only felt an itch in their heart to watch the movie immediately.
Song Shuhang truly wanted to immediately become a Rank 4 cultivator, remotely control swords, and step onto sword light and soar into the sky!
In the apartment, Ah Shilu rose to her feet, her pale face having recovered some colour.
She came before the Moonsabre Sect senior apprentice brother, saying, "Out with it. Who are you? Why did you want to kill me?"
She had felt clearly that moment of killing intent.
She had originally thought that the enemy was together with the Immortal Farming Sect uncle. Now it seemed that this wasn't the case. The Immortal Farming Sect had wanted to capture her alive, and seek redress from Ah Qi.
But the assassin before her wanted to kill her.
Chapter 123- Incantation: Abbot Tongxuan is… The! Most ! HANDSOOOMMMMEEEE!
1: The most direct translation would just be 'Abbot Tongxuan is the most handsome!' However, I felt that this wouldn't convey how ridiculous the incantation was and how it wasn't as particularly funny as it should be like this. Since the whole point was to translate the humour, I didn't just literally translate it, and I took the liberty to play around with the punctuation. However, I'm not particularly satisfied with it yet. Any better suggestions, that could make it funnier and more ridiculous?