Published at 19th of November 2020 09:36:57 PM
He sneered inside . You treat me as an enemy, so why wouldn’t I treat you the same? I’ll definitely kill my way into the Black Wind stronghold and claim the head of the renowned master of the stronghold . I will make him pay for his crimes with a horrible death . Only then would Li Qingshan be delighted .
Why had he worked so hard on his ability? It was precisely to kill all of his enemies . However, before that, he needed to make some preparations .
He did not even have a suitable weapon with him . He would suffer too much if he went bare-handed . Even a lion would use its full strength to catch a rabbit, not to mention that the two hundred bandits of the Black Wind stronghold were not two hundred rabbits . Every single one of them were murderers and extremely fierce .
Once he charged in there, it would no longer be a skirmish of the jianghu . It would almost be a struggle on the battlefield . If he were too cocky and careless, something would be wrong with his head .
The Arsenal of Arms in Qingyang city was an extremely famous armoury . He planned on going there to have a look, but he needed money to buy a weapon . Right now, not only was he penniless, but he did not even have a proper set of clothes .
His clothes were in rags, and his chest was bare, attracting the attention of passing people . Wouldn’t he freeze to death dressed like that in this weather?
Li Qingshan trained within the icy pool on a daily basis, so why would he be afraid of this slight chill?
However, no one treated him like a beggar, as he did not possess the look of someone penniless . Such a look would consist of misery and inferiority, but he exuded great confidence . It was as if he could deal with any problems that came his way with his two hands .
He looked around as he walked, admiring the city of classical design . He did not purposefully try to hide the truth of being a country bumpkin .
A horse carriage suddenly rushed over, and the driver called out as he waved his whip, “Move! Move!” As he watched the pedestrians avoid the carriage frantically, he laughed out complacently .
Looking at the carriage that rode away, everyone was furious, but no one dared to say anything . The carriage belonged to a major aristocrat of Qingyang city . Let alone scaring away people, even if the carriages of the Zhang estate killed someone in a crash, they would just have to cough up some money at most .
People called out to warn him as well . Just when the carriage was about to run over the beggar, the beggar twisted to one side and dodged it by a hair’s breadth .
Before the carriage driver could even react, the carriage came to a sudden halt, and he flew off into the air .
The interior of the carriage descended into a mess, and a woman’s scream followed .
The two fine horses pulling the carriage reared up, while the carriage seemed to be under a spell as it froze there . There were creaks, but it did not inch forward at all .
The driver stood up with a kick up . He was actually a practitioner of martial arts as well . Just when he was about to curse aloud, he saw the pedestrians on the two sides of the street staring at the back of the carriage dumbfoundedly .
Li Qingshan grabbed the frame of the carriage with one hand . His feet were deeply rooted in the ground without moving at all . If he did not move, the carriage obviously could not move either .
The driver gulped . What kind of strength was that?
A young man in embroidered robes, reeking of alcohol, leapt out of the carriage . “Laifu, what the hell are you doing?” However, all he saw was Laifu pointing at Li Qingshan, so he cursed, “You damned beggar, get away from my carriage . I’ll cut your hand off if you touch it!” He was drunk, so he missed the fact that Li Qingshan was grabbing his carriage .
“I’m not a beggar . I’m Li Qingshan . ” Li Qingshan stated his name, wanting to punish this wastrel and his haughty servant .
“What Li… Qingshan!” The young man’s eyes were lost and filled with disdain, but when he reached the end, his tone suddenly changed . It was as if someone had grabbed him by the throat . He sobered up as well . “W- which Li Qingshan…”
Li Qingshan asked in bewilderment, “You know me?”
The driver wailed, “Young master, i- it’s the Descended Tiger!” His flushed face suddenly became pale-white .
“Descended Tiger? What’s that?” Just as Li Qingshan furrowed his brows, the young master dropped to his knees with a thud . “This young master, no no no, this lowlife has offended you . Please forgive me, young hero!” Afterwards, he removed the money pouch from his waist and offered it up with both hands . “Please take this money as my compensation to you!”
The bystanders had never seen the young master of the Zhang family behave in such a degrading manner . They all looked at one another, but when they heard the two words, ‘Descended Tiger’, they immediately changed the way they looked at Li Qingshan . Their gazes contained fear and admiration .
Li Qingshan weighed the money pouch . There really was quite a lot in there, enough for him to buy a proper set of clothes, eat a filling meal in the best restaurant in the city, and get some proper sleep in an inn .
But it really was strange . It’s not like I planned on killing anyone . I’ll just punch you gently once or twice . I won’t even use strength, so why’re you so afraid?
His instincts told him that all this fear did not originate from the skills he had demonstrated from stopping the carriage with a single hand . However, when he saw how the young master had been frightened out of his wits, he lost interest in teaching the fellow a lesson . He left with the pouch of money .
Only when he saw Li Qingshan walk away did the young master climb to his feet as his legs trembled . He glanced at the intersection in utter fear . That Li Qingshan was actually just standing right in front of him . He was a terrifying figure who had killed several dozen people . No matter how arrogant he was, he would never act up in front of such a person .
His face reddened from the mocking smiles of the bystanders . He turned around and saw the driver hiding to one side, so he became even more infuriated . He went up and kicked the driver . “Hmm? You’re bold enough to hide? Why don’t you keep hiding! So much for driving properly!” Although the driver possessed martial arts, he did not dare to avoid the strikes . He only grovelled and apologised quietly .
Li Qingshan carried the pouch of money and felt even more at ease inside, even though the money had come rather strangely . Suddenly, he remembered that the priority right now was to investigate and understand if anything happened involving the Black Wind stronghold . He just happened to have a fellow villager in Qingyang city who was also a member of the jianghu, so after asking several people, he arrived in front of the Iron Fist school .
At the entrance were two large, bald men who stood like iron towers . Their arms were as thick as the thighs of normal people . They watched people pass by with shining eyes . Even before pedestrians had gotten anywhere close to the entrance, they would downright avoid it, walking on the other side of the street . This was the might of the Iron Fist school .
As they watched a ‘beggar’ in rags arrive at the entrance, one of them said rudely, “Move . This isn’t a place for you to beg!”
The other man stopped his companion and studied Li Qingshan . He mocked, “Kid, you do look like a practitioner of martial arts, so how did you end up like this?” He could see that Li Qingshan’s body was sturdy and unaffected by the cold .
Li Qingshan said, “I’m looking for someone . Please help me pass on a message . His name is Li Long . You can tell him that I’m from the same village as him and that I’m Li Qingshan . ”
The two men were originally unconcerned, but they only grew prudent when they heard ‘Li Long’ . He was the beloved disciple of the school’s master . Once they heard ‘Li Qingshan’, both of their faces changed drastically . “The Descended Tiger, Li Qingshan!”
Only then did Li Qingshan understand that he was the ‘Descended Tiger’ . He grumbled inside, What kind of nickname is that! The people of the jianghu were uncultured . He did not want to be lumped together with those wolves, tigers, and leopards .