Book 9 Chapter 3 Li Residence
“The Great Prairie!’ For a moment, Li Jun also felt a complicated feeling surged into the surface of her heart.
“Bladelike Chi, let’s go.” Teng Qingshan patted the Six Legged Bladelike Chi as he spoke.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi immediately roared excitedly and ascended rapidly, soaring towards the sky.
On the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, Teng Qingshan gazed down at the many yurts of a tribe. In the past, he had perambulated the Great Prairie. He created the Earth Element Fist and begged many tribes for food and water. The life like that of an ascetic monk flashed through his mind.
“Teacher, is this your hometown?” Yang Dong looked down and exclaimed in admiration, “This Great Prairie is such a huge place, yet there are actually so little people. If it’s a population of several billion, how big will the grassland have to be? The Nine Prefectures is enormous!”
“Yes,” Teng Shou nodded.
“Ah Dong, Ah Shou.” Teng Qingshan looked southward and said with a smile, “This Great Prairie is just somewhere north of the nine prefectures. My hometown is the most flourishing place at the center of the nine prefectures—Yangzhou! It is roughly twenty thousand Li away from this Great Prairie. However, with the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s speed, we will be able to reach Yangzhou by tomorrow.”
Teng Qingshan turned and looked towards Li Jun as he said, “Little Jun…”
“Yes?” Li Jun looked towards Teng Qingshan, puzzled.
“Should we go to Yangzhou or the God of Heaven Mountain?” Teng Qingshan asked. Teng Qingshan really didn’t want to reveal his whereabouts. However, the Heavenly God Palace was his wife’s sect. If his wife, Li Jun, wanted to go take a look at her sect, Teng Qingshan would not stop her.
Although he wasn’t willing to expose his whereabouts, the Heavenly God Palace was a great sect in concealment and definitely wouldn’t leak his whereabouts.
“No, let’s go to Yangzhou.” Li Jun smiled and shook her head. She knew clearly of Teng Qingshan’s thoughts.
“Aren’t you going to visit your teacher?” Teng Qingshan asked with a smile.
“I’m not in a hurry,” Li Jun smiled and said, “The base of the Heavenly God Palace is in the nine prefectures, not the Great Prairie. The God of Heaven Mountain is just a branch of the Heavenly God Palace. The God of Heaven at the mountain is my senior, but he is not my teacher. My teacher lives in Qingzhou.”
Teng Qingshan understood and nodded his head. In the Heavenly God Palace, the ones closest to Li Jun were the teacher which had taught her the cultivation method and the one who taught her the language of beasts, the King of Beasts Wu Hou.
At high altitudes, above the cloud layer, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was flying southward at an incredibly fast speed.
On August 12th, Teng Qingshan fought the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
August 13th, Teng Qingshan and his cohorts rode the Undying Phoenix and the Six Legged Bladelike Chi and departed the Duanmu Continent.
August 28th, after flying on the Six Legged Bladelike Chi for half a month and crossing around a sea region of a hundred thousand Li, Teng Qingshan and his cohorts finally arrived the northern coastline of the Great Prairie in the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
After a one-day flight across the ten thousand Li Great Prairie, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi rested for two hours before it continued flying past Yanzhou and Yuzhou within one breath. The afternoon of the next day, they finally arrived above Yangzhou.
“There are so many people. So many.”
“The Yu City that we had just seen was really huge. It’s even bigger than our Nanshan City,” Teng Shou and Yang Dong remarked as they gazed downward from amidst the clouds.
Yet, Teng Qingshan and Li Jun were discussing.
“Qingshan, we have arrived Yangzhou. What should we do now?” Li Jun asked.
Teng Qingshan gazed down and his eyes became misty as he replied, “Actually, the only thing I want to do right now is to see my parents, my teacher, my sister Little Yu, and the Teng Clan members!” Teng Qingshan longed to return home. He had left for almost four years and now, he finally returned!
“However, I know that I can’t go meet them openly.”
Teng Qingshan’s eyes darkened as he said deeply, “Because I deliberately caused damage, Qing Hu Island lost half of their Innate Experts at Great Yan Mountain. Twelve died and nine remained! Qing Hu Island had suffered such great losses, therefore, it definitely wishes to kill me in order to gain satisfaction! The fact that they pursued me endlessly all over the Land of the Nine Prefectures was proof!”
Maybe it has been long enough and they have stopped pursuing me. However, they will definitely keep watch of the Gui Yuan Sect and the Teng Clan. They will definitely search the entire land for me!” Teng Qingshan clearly understood this fact.
Li Jun nodded and said, “Yes, Qing Hu Island has indeed been searching for you. Qing Hu Island was still searching even when you fled to the Great Prairie.”
“I don’t care about anyone in Qing Hu Island but one—the legendary Blind Swordmaster that had reached Emptiness Culmination!” Teng Qingshan’s eyes turned sharp as he spoke solemnly, “Currently, I am still no match against the Blind Swordmaster, therefore, I cannot openly return to the Gui Yuan Sect!”
“When I was in Wu City, Yuzhou, Zhao Danchen and the three Golden Dan Innate Experts of Emperor Yu’s Hall pursued me at the same time, but I escaped. I even fought Zhao Danchen that time!”
“He must have thought that I reached the Golden Dan of the Innate Realm!”
“An eighteen year old Golden Dan Innate Expert! I am sure the Island Lord of the Qing Hu Island and the Blind Swordmaster will never forget my existence,” Teng Qingshan said coldly. This was undoubted fact. For example, if there was an eighteen years old Golden Dan Innate Expert in Qing Hu Island, Teng Qingshan himself would not feel relieved!
If such talented genius was not killed, how could he feel relief?
“Moreover, I have reached the Emptiness Realm!”
Teng Qingshan shook his head and said, “If that Blind Swordmaster of Qing Hu Island knew that I reached the Emptiness Realm! A twenty-one year old Emptiness Realm Expert? Haha…Such a thing has never happened before in the history of the nine prefectures. I am afraid that Blind Swordmaster will be so scared that he won’t be able to sleep. He will definitely destroy at all cost!”
“If the other sects knew that there was a twenty-one years old Emptiness Realm Expert… even if they don’t attack me, they will not help me!”
The phenoms were praised by everyone.
However, if it was someone that had surpassed the geniuses, then that someone would be seen as a monster!
“I understand.” Li Jun took a deep breath.
“Therefore, I must keep my identity a secret first. I can only make arrangements secretly, meet my parents secretly, and contact teacher secretly.” Teng Qingshan sighed and immediately smiled as he said, “Now that I have reached the Emptiness Realm and my Spirit has harmonized with the Metal Element and Fire Element, my aura has changed drastically. Even the God of Heaven will not be able to confirm my identity. The Blind Swordmaster and the others have never seen me before, not to mention recognize me.”
Teng Qingshan was very confident.
After three to four years, especially after attaining Emptiness Realm and his Spirit harmonized with the Metal Element and the Fire Element, Teng Qingshan’s aura changed drastically. As for his appearance? During these recent four years, Teng Qingshan’s appearance had only changed slightly. However, with the use of a few tricky methods, no one would recognize him.
“What should we do now?” Li Jun asked.
“The first thing we should do is get money!” Teng Qingshan gazed down towards the great Yangzhou and said, “Everything will be convenient if we have money!’
Teng Qingshan then casually strolled in the city of the Xuyang County at Yangzhou alone. The stationary point of Qing Hu Island at Xuyang County City was a residence of the Xuyang County Official. With Teng Qingshan’s ability, he managed to plunder the entire residence of Xuyang County Official within less than one hour and left quietly with a big bundle.
On the morning of August 30th:
At the Nanxin County City of Yangzhou:
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun were like a couple from a rich family as they donned luxurious clothes. Their appearance appeared slightly different. They stood before a grand mansion, while seven people stood beside them. A slightly chubby yellow cloaked elder said with a smile, “Master Li, the furnishings of this house are all new. I had just renovated this house the year before last year. If it weren’t because I urgently needed money for my business, I wouldn’t sell this house.”
“Master Li, this house of Master Wang is already considered the top quality in Nanxin County City.” The middleman at the side grinned as he added, “If it weren’t because he has this urgent need, the price would never be this low. Master Li, if you miss this opportunity, it will be very difficult to find another good place like this.”
“Aren’t you eloquent?” Teng Qingshan gazed at the middleman with a smile and replied, “How about this, I will give one hundred and twenty thousand taels of silver. This will be paid in silver notes, Yangzhou Bank’s and Yanzhou Bank’s silver notes. What do you think about this price? If you agree, then we will sign today. I will pay with the silver notes.”
The yellow cloaked elder laughed and remarked, “Master Li is really good at bargaining. Alright, since Master Li is so straightforward, the price will be one hundred and twenty thousand taels!”
The middleman appeared very happy. It was a very large transaction. Although he still had to pay a great amount of tax to the County Official, he would still be earning a lot.
The deal was done.
All the maids and guards remained in the mansion. However, during that same night, Teng Qingshan modified the entire mansion slightly. He tore down the walls of one of the courts and transformed it into a huge training field. He then ordered that none of the maids and guards are allowed to enter the inner court of the mansion.
Violators will be killed and will not be forgiven!
“Where did our master came from?”
“Who knows? I heard that this Master Li of ours didn’t even hesitate when he bought this mansion and he even paid the full amount.” The patrolling guards discussed softly, “Just now, Little Cui forgot the rules and actually headed towards the inner court. Just when she was about to reach the doors of the inner court, she was kicked out by beast-like man. Thank goodness she kept her life.”
The Li Residence was modified slightly by Teng Qingshan. Usually, Teng Qingshan, Li Jun, and the others would live in the inner court, while the maids and the guards lived in the outer court.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun would normally eat meals by the garden lake in the outer court.
The training field in the inner court of the Li Residence was extremely spacious. There was even a huge hole in the corner of the training field. This huge hole was simply build to shield against the wind and rain. A gigantic and ferocious demonic beast Six Legged Bladelike Chi slept in this great hole. Everyday, it would only wake up to spectate when Teng Qingshan came to practice his fist art in the training field.
In a quiet room by the training field.
Li Jun and Teng Qingshan both sat cross-legged.
“It’s done. Qingshan, this lotus seed is too magical. The first layer of Innate True Origin has already formed in my Dantian.” Li Jun opened her eyes in surprise as she exclaimed to Teng Qingshan.
When Teng Qingshan heard, he couldn’t help but grin, “Little Jun, in the history of the Duanmu Continent, only one of the 42 people that consumed the lotus seeds didn’t reach the Innate Realm…Which meant that as long as your Spirit isn’t exceedingly weak, you will be able to reach the Innate Realm.”
“Qingshan, did your body reach a state of harmonization with the heavens and earth?” Li Jun asked.
“Soon,” Teng Qingshan smiled as he answered, “The moment I attain the harmonization of the body with the heavens and earth, will be the moment I return to Gui Yuan Sect!”