Chapter 189 - The Four Great Clans
A moment later, news regarding Qin Nan’s return was spread among the Qin Clan, throughout Linshui City, resulting in a great shock.
Who was Qin Nan?
Everyone from the Qin Clan or the wider Linshui City knew him well.
Since young, he had displayed a legendary talent, and was referred to as the top genius of Linshui City. At the Martial Spirit Awakening Ceremony, he ended up awakening a first-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, causing his reputation to drop rapidly, bearing the title of ‘trash’. Following this, the Mystic Spirit Sect came to recruit disciples, and the Fang Clan appeared to have the upper hand while the Qin Clan faced destruction, and in the nick of time, Qin Nan stepped forward and unleashed an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, and instantly turned the tides around, saving the Qin Clan and becoming a disciple of the Mystic Spirit Sect!
Everyone knew about the story, and was extremely respectful toward him.
As such, when the crowd heard the news that Qin Nan had returned, they immediately headed to the Qin Clan, causing the entrance of the Qin Clan to be fully crowded with people.
...Meanwhile, in the Qin Clan, in the Conference Hall...
After a short period of astonishment, the elders were asked to leave the Conference Hall.
Only Qin Tian and Tie San stayed inside the hall.
“Qin Nan, tell me now, what stage has your cultivation reached?” Tie San gazed at Qin Nan up and down. He could feel a terrifying force being concealed inside his body, which definitely did not belong to a cultivator of the half-Xiantian Realm.
“Sixth-layer Xiantian Realm.”
Qin Nan let out a smile, with no intention of hiding the truth.
Qin Tian and Tie San wore dumbfounded expressions on their faces.
Sixth-layer Xiantian Realm?
Qin Nan is now at the sixth-layer Xiantian Realm?
After all, Qin Nan’s cultivation base was only at the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm when he left the Qin Clan. Did that mean that his cultivation had improved to the sixth-layer Xiantian Realm in just a period of three months? Even if he possessed an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, it shouldn’t be this shocking!
That being said, Qin Tian and Tie San had no idea that Qin Nan’s Martial Spirit was now a Xuan-ranked Martial Spirit.
Not only that, Qin Nan’s name was well known among the top four sects, as he was now considered a real super genius, grabbing the attention of countless cultivators.
If they knew the truth, they would surely have lost their minds.
“Nice, nice, very nice, as expected of my son!” Qin Tian could not help but laugh loudly.
Every father was keen to see their children having a bright future. Now that he had seen such a great achievement from his son, how could he not be happy!
“By the way, Qin Nan, this is…” Qin Tian glanced toward Princess Miao Miao standing beside Qin Nan, and his eyes were filled with astonishment. Although Princess Miao Miao was only a little girl, he could sense an natural, elegant aura from her. Despite her age, her facial features were exceedingly attractive, enough to attract everyone’s attention.
Such a gorgeous little girl, is she Qin Nan’s future cultivating partner?
“Oh, I forgot to mention.” Qin Nan slapped his forehead and said, “This is the Honourable Elder of the Mystic Spirit Sect, with the name Princess Miao Miao. Her cultivation is on par with the Sect Leader and the Great Elder of the Mystic Spirit Sect.”
Qin Tian and Tie San were both dumbfounded.
This gorgeous little girl has a cultivation on par with the Sect Leader and the Great Elder of Mystic Spirit Sect?
Even though Qin Tian and Tie San were not knowledgeable, they clearly knew that the Sect Leader and Great Elder of Mystic Spirit Sect were included among the strongest cultivators of Luohe Kingdom, possessing terrifying strengths.
“A senior she is, I beg your pardon for not acknowledging your presence previously.”
Qin Tian and Tie San immediately brought their fists together and said after collecting their thoughts.
“Greetings.” Princess Miao Miao was unhappy as her presence was ignored in the first place, and raised her jaw and said in an icy tone, “The Princess is just passing by, you guys don’t need to care about me.”
Qin Tian was first to nod his head, despite being cautious, he did not show any sign of being intimidated, displaying his demeanor.
Qin Nan rolled his eyes at Princess Miao Miao, before he smilingly said, “Father, Uncle San, I’m here because I’ve accepted a quest, and will be heading to the Longhu Mountain Rage to hunt some beasts. I’ll spend more time with you two after I finished my task.”
Due to his debts, although Qin Nan had just returned to his clan, he could not help but focus on paying his debts first, as he would feel better if he was debt free.
“You are heading to the Longhu Mountain Range?”
Qin Tian was slightly startled, who then shook his head firmly and said, “No way, you can’t go to the Longhu Mountain Range now. The entire mountain range is sealed by the Four Great Clans. If they see you there, they will kill you on the spot.”
“The Four Great Clans?”
Qin Nan frowned his eyebrows.
Since when had these Four Great Clans appeared in the Luohe Kingdom?
Beside him, Tie San nodded his head and said with a sigh, “Yeah, the Four Great Clans have existed since the Luohe Kingdom was established. As these Four Great Clans have been guarding the boundaries of the kingdom for a long time, they were conferred the titles of the Four Great Clans, changing their surnames to Dong, Nan, Xi, and Bei. Although these Four Great Clans are incomparable with the top four sects, each clan does have a Martial Emperor Realm expert, not allowing ordinary people to trouble them.”
Qin Nan instantly came to a realization.
In the Luohe Kingdom, apart from the top four sects, there existed Martial Clans of different scales, and these Four Great Clans were considered to be situated at the top of the hierarchy among these Martial Clans.
“Father, Uncle San, don’t you worry. These Four Great Clans would not dare to hurt me due to my identity as a disciple of the Mystic Spirit Sect.” Qin Nan let out a calm smile, as he could ignore the presence of the Four Great Clans with his current identity.
Qin Tian and Tie San both shook their heads after hearing the words.
Qin Tian spoke straight away, “Nan’er, you’re wrong this time. Normally, the Four Great Clans would not dare to offend you, but it is different this time. A while ago, a phenomenon consisting of cries of dragons and roars of tigers took place in the Longhu Mountain Range. The Four Great Clans immediately sent their whole clans over to the mountain range after knowing about the incident. From the looks of it, even if the outer disciples of the top four sects forced their way into the Longhu Mountain Range, although your life wouldn’t be endangered, you would still have to suffer physically if they caught you.”
Qin Nan ignored the rest of the explanation as his eyes flickered with excitement.
The Longhu Mountain Range was named this way a long time ago because the cries of dragons and roars of tigers could be heard from it.
Since then, the multitudes only treated it as a legend, instead of believing it to be the truth. However, it seemed like there really was a phenomenon consisting of the cries of dragons and the roars of tigers?
“Something extraordinary is definitely taking place in the Longhu Mountain Range. Such a phenomenon was a sign of opportunities to find rare treasures…” Qin Nan said to himself.
Previously, he had obtained the Divine Battle Spirit at the Longhu Mountain Range, and now with this Longhu Phenomenon taking place, it could not only be a mere coincidence.
At that instant, Princess Miao Miao, who was quiet throughout the whole discussion suddenly spoke, “Hehe, what Four Great Clans, to have the guts to seal the mountain range? How daring! Patriarch Qin, Elder Tie, don’t you worry, these mere Four Great Clans are nothing before the Princess!”
Qin Tian and Tie San shuddered violently.
They were so worried about Qin Nan that they had ignored the presence of Princess Miao Miao. If she were to be involved, the Four Great Clans would surely no longer be a threat.
However, the two were unaware of the change in Princess Miao Miao’s tone, who had even addressed them with their titles.
There was no doubt that Qin Nan was aware of the change, who came to a realization as he spoke, “Father, Uncle San, don’t you worry. Now that Princess Miao Miao is here, there is no reason to be scared of the Four Great Clans.”
 TL Note: Dong, Nan, Xi, and Bei means East, South, West, and North, but since they are referring to the surnames of the clan, I am using their pronunciations instead of translated words, because there is no doubt that ‘Dong Clan’ sounds better than ‘East Clan’.
 TL Note: Longhu is a combination of Long and Hu, where Long means dragon and Hu means tiger.