Book 9 Chapter 31 The Nine Wolf Island
General Li had received news that Qing Hu Island had conquered the Nine Wolf Lake and had deployed a huge army to station there before Teng Qingshan accept the island. On that very same day, Teng Qingshan and General Li mounted the Dark Demonic Horses, which Qing Hu Island had prepared, and galloped towards the Nine Wolf Lake.
Of the lakes in the entire Yangzhou, the Nine Wolf Lake was the largest lake by the surface area! Although the surface area of the lake was extremely great, the Lake Heart Island was much smaller than Qing Hu Island. This was also why the founder of Qing Hu Island chose Qing Hu Island as the base of the sect.
Located to the east of the Nine Wolf Lake was the number one mountain range of Yangzhou, extending for a distance of six hundred Li—Tai Ah Mountain Range!
Situated at the junction of the Tai Ah Mountain Range and the Nine Wolf Lake was a tall mountain approximately one hundred Zhang high. Several hundred courageous-looking bandits hid amidst the forest of this mountain. Dried bloodstains could be seen on the clothes which many of them donned. The several hundred people were currently looking down from the tall mountain.
“There are so many soldiers.”
“Why did the motherf*cking Qing Hu Island deploy so many Silver Scale Guards here?”
The bandits cursed softly.
Below the mountain, beside the dock at the shore of the Nine Wolf Lake, there was a grandiose gathering of numerous soldiers.. Every soldier wore black heavy armor, which was permeated with the smell of blood. Silver linings emblazoned the edges of the heavy armor, helmets, and war boots they wore. It was apparent that this great army was the elite troop of the Qing Hu Island—Silver Dragon Guards!
The Silver Dragon Guards were all as ferocious as beasts. However, these beasts stood in an orderly manner and only occasionally conversed in low tones.
“Young Leader, why did Qing Hu Island destroy my Nine Wolf Gang? Perhaps they fancy this Nine Wolf Island?”
“Hmph, don’t even mention the ‘Nine Wolf Gang’ anymore. The Nine Wolf Gang no longer exists. We are now the Blood Wolf Gang!” Dressed in thick cotton coat, a strongly built man with a pair of moustaches shouted, “Many gangs held grudges against our gang. We won’t be able to survive if they know that we are reestablishing the Nine Wolf Gang.”
The bandits beside mustachioed man responded.
“F*ck, Why did Qing Hu Island eradicate my Nine Wolf Gang and conquer the Nine Wolf Island for no reason? What is Qing Hu Island trying to do?” The surviving young leader of the Nine Wolf Gang roared loudly. He had suppressed this anger in the pit of his stomach.
Eight days ago, Qing Hu Island had sent a messenger to transmit an order, notifying the Nine Wolf Gang to move out of the Nine Wolf Island. The Nine Wolf Gang was a huge gang with one hundred thousand courageous men. They were used to acting outrageously. Moreover, they didn’t believe that Qing Hu Island would battle one hundred thousand people for a single island. Therefore, the Nine Wolf Gang ignored Qing Hu Island’s message.
However, the Silver Dragon Guards actually came to the Nine Wolf Lake. They sailed a great number of warships and attacked the Nine Wolf Island.
This battle caused the Nine Wolf Gang to fall apart. Their men were slaughtered.
How could some bandits and robbers compete with the Silver Dragon Army? The Nine Wolf Gang lost approximately twenty thousand people. Most of the other members fled. Most importantly, when the Silver Dragon Guards arrived, they killed the elites of the Nine Wolf Gang as well as the nine leaders of the Nine Wolf Gang!
When the leaders were killed, the Nine Wolf Gang fell apart.
As for the members of the Nine Wolf Gang that fled? Due to the deaths of the nine leaders, many ambitious figures began gathering people, endeavoring to establish a gang of their own. Immediately, the other gangs on the Tai Ah Mountain Range also began recruiting the members of the Nine Wolf Gang, offering many different benefits.
Within merely one or two days, the Nine Wolf Gang which had dominated the Tai Ah Mountain Range for several hundred years vanished like smoke in thin air.
“Young leader, look.”
To their astonishment, the bandits and robbers saw two blurred figures heading over at an extremely rapid speed. The several thousand Silver Dragon Guards that stood in an orderly manner became completely silent. None of the soldiers dared to make any sounds. The two fuzzy figures then stopped. It became clear that the two obscure forms were two people riding on war horses.
“It’s the Dark Demonic Horse!”
“Yes, those two horses are the Dark Demonic Horses. I have seen these horses before. Who are those two? Why are they able to make the several thousand Silver Dragon Guards wait?” To the group of bandits, the Silver Dragon Guard was an absolutely haunting existence.
Teng Qingshan leaped off his Dark Demonic Horse, while General Li followed beside Teng Qingshan in a respectful manner.
“Commander Wang.” General Li quickly shouted.
The Commander of the Silver Dragon Guard wore gloomy blue war armor. At this moment, he was seen running over like an steel ox, a demonic beast. He then stopped and said respectfully, “Senior Jing, I was commanded by the Island Lord to welcome you with six thousand Silver Dragon Soldiers. The warship is ready.” The six thousand Silver Dragon Guards were completely silent like a serene and quiet body of waters.
“Hm.” Teng Qingshan scanned the Silver Dragon Guards. None of them dared to look at Teng Qingshan.
“Let’s go.” Teng Qingshan said and immediately walked towards the warship.
Commander Wang and General Li followed hastily behind. At the side, Commander Wang explained, “Senior, there are still two thousand soldiers guarding the Nine Wolf Island. We have removed most of the old residences, leaving only a few of the better ones. We also built a mansion for Senior to get some rest.”
The army deployed by Qing Hu Island eradicated the Nine Wolf Gang, cleaned and renewed the entire island, and built a mansion.
All of these happened within only nine days.
“Who the f*ck is that? Why is the Commander of the Silver Dragon Guard acting like a bitch before that guy?” The young leader’s eyes widened. Earlier, Commander Wang had spoke to Jing Yi loudly. Even the group of bandits on the mountain could hear Commander Wang. “Why did he call that person Senior Jing? That guy did not seem like a member of the Qing Hu Island.” Because of the recent crisis in which the Nine Wolf Gang had suffered, the young leader had not interacted with the outer world. Thus, he did not know that Jing Yi had stirred up a ruckus in Qing Hu Island.
“So majestic.” Some bandits commented as their eyes beamed with admiration.
“I can die without any regret if I can make the Silver Dragon Guard respect and serve me like bitches one day.” Most amongst this group of bandits were not afraid of death, but they dreamt of being admired by all.
The Nine Wolf Island was located at the center of the Nine Wolf Lake. The entire island had a perimeter of around ten Li.
Teng Qingshan stood at the shore of the Nine Wolf Island. There were many trees at the side and snow could be faintly seen. The snow that from two days beforehad not completely melted.
“The view is great,” Teng Qingshan remarked as he stared at the wide lake. A smile crept onto his face. “The Nine Wolf Island has a perimeter of ten Li. I will stay here from now on. I can even move the entire Teng Clan here in the future.”
“Senior.” Commander Wang and General Li came over.
“Senior, do you have any orders? I will try my best to complete it.” Commander Wang said respectfully.
“Hm. Just take your men and leave,” Teng Qingshan replied with a faint smile. He really couldn’t be bothered with asserting his authority over people with the rank of Commander or General.
Commander Wang pondered and said, “Senior, although the Silver Dragon Guard successfully conquered Nine Wolf Island, some large gangs in the Tai Ah Mountain Range will attack with the purpose of seizing this island. After all, the Nine Wolf Island is a strategic location and is also near the Tai Ah Mountain Range.”
“Got it.” Teng Qingshan said as he waved his hand, asking them to leave.
Commander Wang then bowed and saluted. Together with General Li, he led the remaining Silver Dragon Guards away from the Nine Wolf Island and rapidly departed on a warship.
Two hours later, Teng Qingshan became the only one left in the entire Nine Wolf Island.
“I should bring Xue Xin, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, and Little Grey here.” Teng Qingshan moved one step and immediately arrived on the rippling lake surface. As his body blurred again, he completely vanished.
It was nighttime.
An enormous creature was flying rapidly in the night sky. Teng Qingshan and Xue Xin sat on the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s back, while the Whole Gale Eagle soared and swooped leisurely around the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, appearing very excited.
“Xue Xin, your two Martial Brothers are now in the Tai Ah Mountain Range.”
Teng Qingshan looked down from the high altitude. The Tai Ah Mountain Range extended a distance of six hundred Li. Presently, as the Six Legged Bladelike Cho was flying at an altitude of a mere several Li, Teng Qingshan could naturally see everything below clearly.
TLN: Even if the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was not flying at a low altitude, Teng Qingshan would still be able to see everything clearly. >.>
“Where are my two Martial Senior Brothers?” Xue Xin asked excitedly.
“Let’s go to the Tai Ah Mountain Range first.” Teng Qingshan patted the Six Legged Bladelike Chi and pointed the way.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi nodded slightly as it flew in the direction Teng Qingshan had indicated.. As it soared above the Tai Ah Mountain Range, Teng Qingshan could easily feel the numerous auras of the living creatures that inhabited the Tai Ah Mountain Range. “I can’t believe there are actually Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts in the Tai Ah Mountain Range!”
“Eh? Stop.” Teng Qingshan patted the Six Legged Bladelike Chi softly.
As the Six Legged Bladelike Chi comprehended Teng Qingshan’s gesture, it halted in mid-air.
“Eh? What a coincidence! Interesting.” Teng Qingshan could distinctly hear conversational sounds in the mountain. According to the voices he heard, he deduced—
By this time, his two disciples, Teng Shou and Yang Dong, were fighting with another gang over the remaining members of the Nine Wolf Gang.
“Teacher?” Xue Xin looked towards Teng Qingshan in confusion.
“Let’s go and meet your two Senior Martial Brothers.” Teng Qingshan grabbed Xue Xin’s hand and leaped off from the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. As they descended, Teng Qingshan flicked a glance at the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. Through the expression in Teng Qingshan’s eyes, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi understood that Teng Qingshan had asked it to stay at the same spot.
The two descended rapidly like meteorites.
“Tea-Teacher.” Xue Xin couldn’t even talk because of the violent stream of air whooshing towards him. His face turned pale. It was obvious that the descent from the high altitude was terrifying.
“Haha, don’t worry.” Teng Qingshan assured as he laughed.
When the two descending ‘meteorites’ drew close to the ground, the speed decreased drastically and continuously. When they reached the ground, the impact was very small. It was as though they had jumped down from an altitude of several Zhang.
The mountain was pitch-black during night time. Teng Qingshan and Xue Xin walked surrounded by the great mountain.
“Teacher, there’s light in front.” Xue Xin said joyously.
“Your two Senior Martial Brothers are there.” Teng Qingshan said.
As they approached, they could hear the voices coming from the location of the light.
“Haha, Old Third of Wang Clan! You sure are brave. How dare you contend with the Xiong Shou Gang over the former members of the Nine Wolf Gang… Why? Do you think you can just leave after doing that? If we let this slide, how are we, the two brothers of the Xiong Shou Gang, going to earn any respect in the Tai Ah Mountain Range?” When Teng Qingshan heard this, he laughed. The person that spoke was his Second Disciple ‘Yang Dong.”
“Second Leader Yang, I was the one at fault this time. Tell me how you wish to settle this matter.” A ghastly voice rang out.
“Hmph, it’s easy. I don’t want your money… I heard that you robbed some good wine a few days ago. I heard that the Zhu Clan had stored this wine for fifty years? I don’t need a lot. Just give me three jars and I will forget about this.”
“Three? Second Leader Yang Er, you…”
Teng Qingshan stopped listening to the negotiating voices, because the ‘good wine’ they mentioned reminded Teng Qingshan of something.
“Good wine?” Teng Qingshan recalled the best wine he had ever heard of—Scarlet Fruit Wine!
The Scarlet Fruit Wine on the Steeled Arms Monkey Mountain!
“The Scarlet Fruit Wine made by the Steeled Arm Monkeys is not only delicious, it also possesses magical effects. Just a sip could allow one’s physical strength to increase drastically.” Teng Qingshan rubbed his head and laughed as he thought to himself, “Haha. In the past, I was forced to jump off the cliff because of that Monkey King. That jump also crippled me. If it weren’t for what they said, I would have forgotten that it’s time to go to the Steeled Arm Monkey Mountain. I remember there is a stone pit filled with the Scarlet Fruit Wine.”