Not long after Hai Yun Fan entered the Garden of Peaches, the third wave of visitors appeared.
This didn’t come as a surprise to Wang Lu – there was an incredible number of geniuses and young heroes present at the beginning of the Celestial Gathering. Apart from himself, there were probably quite a few other people who were not too far from Hai Yun Fan’s level.
As such, Wang Lu and Hai Yun Fan had anticipated that the present peace and quiet in the Garden of Peaches would soon become chaotic and disorderly.
“The hell? What’s up with this place?”
“Shouldn’t there be the Red Ridge Mountain, or Frozen Wind Valley, or something like that? Why’s there a random village here?”
“This is different to what we were told…”
Three new people arrived on the afternoon of the same day. They were all descendants from famous Xiuxian families allied together, with impressive backgrounds and a considerable amount of talent. Even Hai Yun Fan needed to treat them with courtesy.
Before the Celestial Gathering, Hai Yun Fan had prepared to face them as his greatest rivals. But with Wang Lu, a rogue element, at his side, he no longer needed to feel anxious.
Upon seeing the three enter the village, Hai Yun Fan coldly laughed in his heart. “Things are going to get interesting soon.”
On one side was the mysterious and legendary village boy, Wang Lu. On the other, were the haughty descendants of Xiuxian families. This little village would not be able to contain so many people with such an ego. A battle was probably going to occur. Perhaps this was the Spirit Blade Sect’s objective?
However, this didn’t matter much to him. He was going to be a bystander, enjoying the amusing display. And he didn’t have to wait long either.
“You, move out from here.”
In the courtyard of the Village Chief, the youth from the Hearing Rain Pavilion’s Xie family of the You Region pointed at Wang Lu with a face full of contempt.
While chewing on an ear of corn, Wang Lu lazily replied, “Who the hell are you? Are you retarded?”
Xie Qian Long became furious. “You dare disrespect me?! Do you know who I am?!”
“I only asked because I didn’t know! So you really are retarded.”
Xie Qian Long unconsciously reached for something in the inner pocket of his clothing, as if he wanted to take something out, then paused.
“I am a fourteenth generation descendant of the Xie Family, of the Hearing Rain Pavilion in the You Region.”
“Hello, descendant, what do you want from me?”
A vein appeared on Xie Qian Long’s head. “I already said it. I want you to move out from here.”
“Move out? Why?”
“Because I want you to move out.”
“Heh, you’re quite an open one, saying “I want you” to another guy.”
Xie Qian Long became enraged, and was about to become violent towards Wang Lu. His two companions impatiently walked in. “Young Lord Xie, why’s it taking so long?”
“Is that kid causing you trouble?”
“Stay out of this, you two.”
Wang Lu starting munching on his corn again, looking at the three people indifferently.
“Little Hai, what’s with these three?”
Hai Yun Fan silently cursed. He didn’t think that Wang Lu would be able to spot him hiding behind the tree. He had been brought into the conflict now.
Seeing as he had been spotted, Hai Yun Fan confidently walked out, and greeted the three people.
“Young Lord Xie, Young Lord Yun, Young Lord Li.”
The three people were very shocked. “Hai Yun Fan? Is that you?”
Wang Lu was also shocked. “Little Hai, it seems that these people don’t think much of you.”
Hai Yun Fan once again silently cursed in his mind. “No shit. We’re in Xiuxian territory right now… being a prince means nothing. Plus, with the three of them combined, my status is far inferior. Stop creating awkward situations for other people, you idiot!”
However, Hai Yun Fan was indeed Hai Yun Fan. He smilingly ignored Wang Lu’s comment and said, “Just then Young Lord Xie asked you to move out of the Village Chief’s house.”
Wang Lu glanced at Xie Qian Long, and asked Hai Yun Fan. “Why?”
Hai Yun Fan looked at the three Young Lords. It seemed that none of them were going to waste any of their breath on him, and only waited for him to agree.
Hai Yun Fan cleared his throat. “Ahem. Well, it’s quite simple. Young Lord Xie comes from a very famous and influential Xiuxian family, while brother Wang, although you’re very talented, you’re still a country boy……”
Hearing this, Wang Lu became annoyed. “It’s not like I fancy his mum or anything. What does his family have to do with this?”
“Well… you, who does not have an influential background, are living in the best place in the village, whereas Young Lord Xie and his companions are living in normal villager’s residences. This is a bit… not too fitting.” Hai Yun Fan then added, “Of course, I’m just explaining their intentions, this doesn’t represent my own views.”
Having explained everything clearly, Hai Yun Fan fell silent, and waited for Wang Lu’s reply.
Xie Qian Long became increasingly impatient. “Boy, what the hell do you want? Can you pay the price for wasting our precious time?”
Wang Lu laughed. “I get it now. You’re all the mediocre types that left home in order to prove yourselves to the rest of your families. Little Hai, you know quite a bit- if I have not guessed wrong, these guys had quite the low status in their families right?”
Hai Yun Fan smiled bitterly. “Do you really expect me to say such offensive things?” Let alone low status, being able to make it to this point was already evidence that they were all geniuses… but just like Wang Lu had said, they all had their own unfortunate circumstances.
Xie Qian Long became furious, and could not hold back anymore. “You bastard, you brought this on yourself, so don’t blame us!”
“Hmph, what a reckless idiot!”
“Just because you got good results in the Cloud Wave Map, you think you’re so special?”
The three people all prepared to attack. Xie Qian Long reached into the inner pocket in his clothes, the Young Lord from the Yun family put his hand on the hilt of his sword, and the Young Lord from the Li Family stood with his arms behind his back, his long hair moving despite there being no wind.
Hai Yun Fan’s heart quivered- these children of Xiuxian families indeed were not ordinary. They each had treasures given to them by their families… and they were all fairly high-grade treasures!
What sort of place was the Spirit Blade Mountain? How could the Spirit Blade Sect allow people to casually bring Xiuxian tools and treasures that would give them an unfair advantage? On the Golden Bridge, most magical tools had already been confiscated. The only things that would be able to get past the Golden Bridge and the Cloud Wave Map were probably magical treasures!
Even if they were from a third-rate Xiuxian family, they would not casually give out magical treasures. It seems that these three peoples’ statuses were much higher than the reports had stated. However, with their magical treasures, these eleven or twelve year old kids could easily destroy 100 elite soldiers of the Cloud Mountain Empire. Hai Yun Fan wondered how Wang Lu was going to block this.
Hai Yun Fan had long since known of Xie Qian Long’s arrogant and malicious personality. The large Xiuxian families all viewed ordinary mortals as ants. However, the three families these youths came from barely qualified as a ‘righteous sect’. In fact, they could be even considered an ‘evil sect’ within the ‘righteous sects’.
To them, Wang Lu who did not have any influential background or power, but only raw talent, could only be described with one word: dead.
As for Wang Lu… although there were many special things about him, he was still from a little mountain village. It was simply impossible to compare him to Xie Qian Long and the others. How would this fledgling genius deal with the danger in front of him?
As a bystander, Hai Yun Fan was incredibly curious.
It wasn’t impossible for Hai Yun Fan to stop the battle. Although the three people did not take him too seriously, if he used his trump card, he would definitely be able to do something about it. However… he was not very close with Wang Lu, and thus had no reason to use his trump card for him.
Moreover, if Wang Lu couldn’t even deal with this sort of situation by himself, then Hai Yun Fan had overestimated him, and was not worth his time.
“Tell me your answer, Wang Lu…” Hai Yun Fan thought as he stood by the side.
Wang Lu calmly drummed his fingers on the table. “Could it be… that you want to beat me up using an unfair advantage in numbers?”
The three youths looked at each other, and the Young Lords from the Yun and Li families stepped back.
Since this whole situation started because of Xie Qian Long, he should have been the one to end it. Even though Xiuxian families viewed mortals as ants, they still had to follow certain moral codes. If word got out that three youths from Xiuxian families beat up a single mortal, they would become laughing stocks.
As for Xie Qian Long, he couldn’t help but laugh hysterically. “One person or three – what’s the difference? The outcome will always be the same!”
Wang Lu also laughed. “Hah, you’re all pretty impatient. To be honest, beating you one by one would take too much time, so you might as well all come at once.”
“What did you say!?”
Wang Lu looked at them with a serious expression. “I’m saying, against rubbish like you, I don’t think I’d break a sweat. In fact, all it would take is one sentence from me.”
Everyone become speechless.
Hai Yun Fan, who was watching from the side, felt his heart speeding up in anticipation of the battle.
Even if he was bluffing, Wang Lu’s performance caused all to be extremely shocked. Moreover, Hai Yun Fan did not believe that Wang Lu was simply bluffing, and thought that the three youths were finished.
As for Xie Qian Long and his companions, they simply could not take Wang Lu’s humiliation anymore… it was time for him to die!
“Frozen Seal Downpour Talisman!”
“Flowing Cloud Invisible Sword!”
“Blood Red Energy!”
The three people all revealed their magical treasures at the same time, and their killing intents could be felt by all in the immediate area. Although the three people had yet to truly start cultivating, and could only use an extremely small fraction of their magical treasures’ powers, that was enough to completely annihilate Wang Lu.
As for Wang Lu, he spoke his sentence, “Village Chief, there are people causing trouble here.”
As he finished speaking, a black shadow broke through the window and rushed towards Xie Qian Long and his companions.
Faster than lightning, the shadow’s feet and fists blurred as it flew towards the three people, causing them to erupt in pitiful noises.
“Adadadadadadadadadadada!” [TLN: sound of being repeatedly hit].
In just moments, the three people and their magical treasures fell to the ground, which was sprayed with their blood.
The black shadow immediately left through the window right after it had completed its job, leaving Wang Lu and a very stunned Hai Yun Fan.
Afterwards, Hai Yun Fan heard Wang Lu dismissively say, “These trash who rely on their tools want to pick a fight with me, the Grandmaster of Reporting? Who do they think they are!”