Book 7 Chapter 47 Nanshan City
Nanshan City, also called the Great Yu City and Godly Axe City. When Duanmu Yu unified the continent, Nanshan City was established as its capital and,Duanmu Continent’s number one city.
Teng Qingshan and his cohorts arrived at Nanshan City around noon the next day.
On Nanshan City’s main street, two Scarlet Wind War Horses were pulling a luxurious carriage forward slowly.
“Wow! This Nanshan City is so big!” Li Jun looked through the carriage door curtain, clicking her tongue as she praised the city.
As he drove the carriage, Old Wang chuckled and said, “Nanshan City is divided into the inner city and the outer city. When the Thunder Blade Deity unified the continent, he expanded Nanshan City. The inner city is like an ordinary major city. However, after the outer city was added, the city can now accommodate a population of four to five million. It is the largest city in the world!”
“It is very big!” Teng Qingshan exclaimed in admiration.
If such a big city were in the nine prefectures, it would be comparable with Yuzhou’s capital city.
TLN: Yuzhou’s capital is Emperor Yu’s City.
“There are so many people.” Little Ping’s eyes beamed as she looked through the carriage door curtain.
“As expected of the continent’s number one major city—there are numerous travelling martial practitioners.” Teng Qingshan praised. Martial Experts, who wore cotton coats and carried war blades or huge axes on their back, could be seen all over the street.
“Clop! Clop! Clop!”
Rapid clip-clop sounds rang out as a few Hunchbacked Beasts dashed through the middle of the street, forcing the pedestrians to get out of its way.
“They are riding so fast! Aren’t they afraid of running into people?!” Li Jun humphed.
“No matter where we are, there will always be powerful, influential, and arrogant people,” Old Wang said with a laugh. “It’s alright. This street has a width of ten Zhang. As long as we walk by the side..…. and as long as it’s not a large troop, we won’t be affected.”
“Godly Axe Mountain is northwest of Nanshan City…” Teng Qingshan then looked up at the color of the sky and said, “Indeed, it is no longer early. How’s this? We can go to Rising Sun Restaurant for lunch first and then head to Godly Axe Mountain after that.”
“Yes, Boss,” Old Wang replied respectfully.
After eating the food from Rising Sun Restaurant once in Danyang City, Teng Qingshan had to admit that the food they served was of good quality. Therefore,Teng Qingshan and his cohorts would usually dine at Rising Sun Restaurant if they weren’t in a rush!
There were many people on the street, and Teng Qingshan and his cohorts didn’t want to charge violently into the middle of the street, so the carriage’s speed was rather slow.
“Hya! Hya! Hya!”
Suddenly, shouts rang out in succession, and the ground trembled slightly. A group of people were seen riding War Hous. Almost all of them were riding on Azure Unicorn War Hous, however, the person in the lead was mounted on a Trampling Cloud Golden Hou. This group dashed rapidly through the middle of the street. Three to four War Hous were galloping side by side with at least ten people riding them.
The group took up an area of almost four to five Zhang on the street.
“Quick, get out of the way!”
The street was in a state of chaos. The travelling experts and young girls dodged hastily to the sides.
“Riding at such a fast speed, they can easily run someone over and kill them,” Teng Qingshan said with a frown.
“This group of riders are all riding War Hous. They are not ordinary,” Old Wang said.
While they were talking, a girl, dressed like a maid, was pushed to the ground by the great number of people moving to both sides of the street. She was even stepped on by the scurrying crowd.
“Hya! Hya! Hya!”
The group of War Hou riders were still dashing at a rapid speed. As the crowd on the street dispersed, the young maid, who had been trampled by the crowd, was left behind on the ground. However, the group of War Hou riders didn’t stop and fear could be seen in the young maid’s eyes.
“Big Brother Teng!” Li Jun, who was by the roadside, saw this scene and shouted hastily.
Teng Qingshan disappeared into thin air from the front of the carriage, leaving behind an afterimage. He then appeared immediately at the center of the street. Teng Qingshan stretched out his right arm and wrapped around the young maid’s waist. With a whirl, he lifted up the young maid quickly while simultaneously protecting the young maid with his body.
At the same time, he swung his left arm and positioned it horizontally, blocking the leading Trampling Cloud Golden Hou like a fence.
“Bang!” The Trampling Cloud Golden Hou struck into Teng Qingshan’s arm, yet Teng Qingshan’s arm didn’t even move. Meanwhile, a burst of powerful Qi could be seen faintly.
“Roar~~~” The Trampling Cloud Golden Hou emitted a deep roar and was forced back because of the impact.
“Stop!” The war-cloaked man, who was riding on the Trampling Cloud Golden Hou, shouted as he stretched out his hand.
Hearing the continuous, deep-sounding shouts, the dozen War Hous stopped immediately. Each and every one of the riders stared at the white cloaked figure protecting the young maid.
“That’s a real man!”
Immediately, many people on both sides of the street began exclaiming and shouting, which caused the expression of the war-cloaked man, who was riding the Trampling Cloud Golden Hou, to appear ghastly. He was a person with high status, but…… after getting obstructed while he was riding his War Hou freely on the street and running into the pedestrians… he felt very embarrassed.
“Isn’t that person the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan?”
“Yes, it is the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan.”
“That young man is so unlucky; he actually provoked the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan! In Nanshan City, the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan is the despot.”
Mounted on the Trampling Cloud Golden Hou, the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan immediately scanned the surroundings when he heard that, and the passersby at the side of the road immediately became silent.
“Who are you?” Murong’s Second Young Master shouted in a superior tone.
“I am just a passerby.” Teng Qingshan cast a glance at him and asked back, “Are you Murong’s Second Young Master?”
“Yes.” Murong Clan’s Second Young Master said.
In actuality, the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan was slightly afraid of the person before his eyes and thought to himself, “My Tramping Cloud Gold Hou is a first class War Hou. With such a high speed, the force of the impact produced just then was definitely over ten thousand Jin. Yet this mysterious person could actually block my Trampling Cloud Golden Hou with one arm. He even made the War Hou unable to move one step forward! Such power….”
Murong’s Second Young Master already had his speculations.
To be able to do this with only one arm meant the strength of that one arm was over ten thousand Jin.
“He is definitely a Martial Saint!” Murong’s Second Young Master was slightly angry as he cursed inwardly. “So f*cking unlucky… I actually encountered a Martial Saint!”
“Second Young Master of the Murong Clan, there are many people walking on the street. It wouldn’t be good if you killed someone.” With this, Teng Qingshan released the young maid he protected. At this moment, Teng Qingshan finally got the chance to look at this young maid. Dressed in a small green cotton coat, the young maid looked skinny and weak but had a pair of clear eyes.
The tight-fitting cotton coat pressed tightly against the girl’s body, outlining her bulging chest. At this moment, she stared at Teng Qingshan with a peculiar light in her eyes, which were also filled with tears.
“In the future, be careful when you’re on the road. Go home.” With this, Teng Qingshan turned and walked toward the side of the street.
The young maid glanced at Teng Qingshan’s back.
“Get out of the way!” Second Young Master of the Murong Clan, who was mounted on the Trampling Cloud Golden Hou, shouted. Although he was angry, he didn’t dare to simply charge forward, since it was very unwise to offend a Martial Saint.
The young maid then came back to her senses and promptly moved to the roadside.
The sounds of hooves resonated as the Second Young Master of the Murong Clan and his group left rapidly.
“Just now…..” The young maid stared at Teng Qingshan’s back until Teng Qingshan entered a carriage. “He… really, really looks like……. my father!” The young maid remembered distinctly the scene from just a moment ago. Just when she felt despaired and alarmed, a tall figure had lifted her up and protected her with his body.
The sense of security she felt caused her to recall a scene from an incident which had happened when she was young—the scene of her father rescuing her.
“Ah, Father will definitely find out that I sneaked out. I must go back quickly. So unlucky. I actually almost got run over by a War Hou.” The young maid looked up at the color of the sky and rushed hastily into an alleyway, leaving at a soaring speed.
On the carriage—
“Big Brother Teng, the hero that saved the beauty.” Li Jun teased.
“You are making fun of me too.” Teng Qingshan laughed as he glanced at Li Jun.
Li Jun laughed and looked at the alley opposite as she said, “I saw it very clearly just now. That girl kept on staring at you, and she continued staring until you entered the carriage.” Teng Qingshan shook his head and didn’t continue the conversation with Li Jun.
Through this event, Teng Qingshan also discovered Li Jun’s temperament. Regarding the bandits and robbers, Li Jun has only one thought—kill! Li Jun was fiercer than Teng Qingshan.
Yet Li Jun had a very soft spot for weak girls and orphans.
If a girl was interested in Teng Qingshan, Li Jun would feel slightly jealous.
“Old Wang, speed up. Hurry and get us to Rising Sun Restaurant so we can eat lunch.” Teng Qingshan instructed promptly.
Nanshan City was the world’s top major city. Even until now, none of the clans had managed to dominate the city.
TLN: The raws wrote world, but world kinda refers to the continent because they don’t know about the existence of the land of the nine prefectures.
However, there were three very promising major clans which might be able to occupy Nanshan City.
The three major clans were large families with roots in the Nanshan Region. This was why the three clans dared to have such thoughts about Nanshan City. One of the three clans was the Wang Clan!
Nanshan City’s inner city, Wang Residence:
A young maid dashed by the entrance of the Wang Residence and was about to sneak in through the side door.
“Eh! Xiao Yan!” A frivolous voice rang.
The young maid looked over and saw a noble young master, dressed in a luxurious azure fur coat, walking over with several servants behind him.
“Xiao Yan, why were you out?” The noble young master asked.
“Greetings to Third Young Master.” The young maid bowed slightly.
“Xiao Yan, there’s no need to be so courteous with me.” As he said this, the noble young master stretched his hand and touched the young maid’s small hands. The young maid named Xiao Yan avoided his hands hastily. At this moment, the young master frowned as he asked in shock, “Xiao Yan why are there footprints on your body? What happened? Tell me. I will get revenge for you!”
“There’s no need for that. I have to go back. I need to make food for my father.” The young maid bowed slightly and promptly ran away.
TLN: The raws wrote Adoptive father, but if we directly translate it to adoptive father, it would be a bit weird.
The noble young master stared at the girl’s distancing back and smelled his hand, “Tsk, tsk. Smells so good!”
“Third Young Master.” Behind the noble young master, there was a young man with sunken eyes and an appearance like that of a venomous snake. The young man whispered to the noble young master, “Third Young Master, about this young lady, Xiao Yan, if the Third Young Master wishes…… this little one, I, may be able to help?”
The noble young master shook his head promptly and exclaimed, “Don’t act so recklessly. If we enrage her adoptive father and my father finds out, he will definitely be furious, and he will definitely break my legs!”
At this moment, the noble young master saw several figures before them and shuddered involuntarily.
“Father!” The noble young master bowed hastily.
The leader of the group of people was a fair-skinned and beardless middle-aged man dressed in luxurious fur coat. The middle-aged man knitted his brows and scolded, “Hong, what are you doing here?”
“I just wanted to go out for a stroll.” The noble young master didn’t dare to say much.
“Don’t cause me any trouble for the next few days. Do you understand?” The middle-aged man frowned and said, “Alright, your father can’t talk for too long. I still have to meet Mister Fu.” With this, the middle-aged man led his subordinates and left.