On the other side, Tien Shinhan left the mountain village with Chiaotzu's support. It was dark when they finally arrived at a building. This building was the base of the Crane School, where its members lives.
"Master!" Tien Shinhan called out.
Soon, the door of the building opened, and a blue-haired crane-faced old man dressed in a green martial arts robe came out. He was slightly startled at the sight of his injured student, and his expression immediately became gloomy.
"What happened to Tien Shinhan? I had you go look for InoShikaCho, so how did you get so seriously injured?" Master Shen inquired while somewhat angry.
"Master, when we rushed over, InoShikaCho had already been killed by someone. Tien Shin wasn't an opponent of the perpetrators… and was defeated!" Chiaotzu was afraid that Master Shen would get angry, so he hurriedly explained.
Master Shen's countenance changed greatly, and a terrifying, bloodcurdling aura erupted out from his body.
"Hehehe, who dares to oppose our Crane School? Was it someone from that old turtle's side? Well…Tien Shinhan, tell me everything in detail." Master Shen's hands were behind his back, and the veins on his fists twitched—revealing the anger in his heart. But as the master of a huge school, Master Shen didn't lack patience.
"Yes!" Tien Shinhan replied, and then he explained everything that happened when they encountered Xiaya. Especially when he described Myers, it made Master Shen, who was listening, somewhat frightened.
After he had listened to Tien Shinhan's narrative, Master Shen sucked in a breath of cold air and said: "Are you sure that the little girl who defeated you is the same age as you? And, the person who had killed InoShikaCho has an aura more powerful than Master's?"
"Yes, Master!" Tien Shinhan spoke without hesitation.
Regarding the strength of Blonde-haired Launch, Tien Shinhan could still make some judgment, but the one who had taken action at the start, Myers, was like a deep cave, and Tien Shinhan couldn't determine her real strength.
In his opinion, even his master's aura was far from her equal.
"Oh, by the way, Master, that person also mentioned Korin Tower. What does Korin Tower refer to? Is it a Martial Arts School like Orin Temple?"
"Korin Tower ah…"
Master Shen murmured, reminiscing. He seemed to have returned back to the days of his youth, when he followed his teacher, Master Mutaito, to train.
Upon seeing this, Tien Shinhan realized that "Korin Tower" must be a mysterious place. He was just about to speak when he saw Master Shen raise his hand, stopping him.
Master Shen shook his head and said: "This Korin Tower is the most sacred place of martial arts on earth. Whether it is me or that old turtle, we had both undergone its challenge when we were young; however, those who could successfully climb the Korin Tower are very few, ah!"
Speaking this, Master Shen muttered to himself: "Since the other person knows the name of Korin Tower, he must not be an ordinary person…"
On Earth, only the famous old schools were privy to the secrets of Korin Tower. Ordinary people only knew of an extremely tall divine tower in the forest of the northern hemisphere, but they don't know what it represents.
Master Shen was a martial artist who had lived for several hundred years, after all. Although his personality was somewhat sinister, he didn't lack the wisdom of a martial artist. He muttered to himself for a while and said: "You should first go down and treat your injuries, and wait a few days for your martial uncle Mercenary Tao to come; we'll talk more about it then!"
Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu responded and withdrew with belly-full of doubts.
A few days later, they were informed by Master Shen that the number one assassin on earth, Mercenary Tao, had arrived at the base.
"What? Tien Shinhan was injured by someone! Do you want me to go and kill that person?"The moment Mercenary Tao came in through the door, he was already speaking of "Killing someone". Regarding his martial nephew Tien Shinhan, Mercenary Tao was quite concerned.
"The person who injured Tien Shinhan is not ordinary!" Master Shen sat upright on a bench and held a pot of tea in his hand.
"Why do you say that?" Mercenary Tao asked with astonishment.
Naturally, as the earth's number one assassin, Mercenary Tao's fighting ability was one of the best on earth. In his eyes, there weren't many people who could go head to head with him, except for his older brother Master Shen, and that old turtle who pursues fame and compliments.
"I heard from Tien Shinhan that it was a child who injured him. Additionally, the one who attacked earlier than that even possesses skills above us." Master Shen said in a gloomy voice.
"Ha ha ha, how is that possible…" Mercenary Tao laughed disdainfully, but he recalled something, suddenly, and asked doubtfully: "You are saying that a child injured Tien Shinhan?"
"Boy or girl?"
"Tien Shinhan was wounded by a blonde girl amongst those people."
"What skills can a little girl have… wait, you just said 'among those people'. Wasn't the other person alone?" Mercenary Tao asked with a frown.
Master Shen nodded, "There were four people altogether: three females and one male. The man, and one female were slightly older while the other two females were little girls. Tien Shinhan said that it was one of the little girls who attacked him."
"There was a boy!"
Mercenary Tao's countenance immediately turned gloomy. He recalled his experience in that small town, two years ago. At that time, he was sent flying from just a palm wind by a seemingly very ordinary boy.
This was a thorn in the heart of earth's number one assassin, and the only experience that made him feel fear. According to Tien Shinhan, that boy, who was traveling together with the person who had injured Tien Shinhan, was probably the one who had sent him flying that day.
"Why? Do you know something?" Perceiving the change in Mercenary Tao's countenance, Master Shen asked.
"Umm, there is a clue. If it is really that person, I had better not go look for them to take revenge." Mercenary Tao words were evasive, and then he spoke of his encounter two years ago.
After listening to Mercenary Tao's recounting, Master Shen eyes widened. He somewhat didn't dare to believe what he had just heard.
"Where the hell did these people come from? That person you spoke of just now defeated you with only a palm wind?" Master Shen asked gloomily. Suddenly, he realized that the martial arts world that he was familiar with had, at some unknown time, become unfamiliar.
If the assassin widely known as earth's number one could be easily defeated by someone, then what would he and Master Shen be counted as in the eyes of others?
"I don't know; that person is of mysterious origin. I later searched, but there was no such person in the martial arts world." Mercenary Tao sighed. The most powerful and greatest schools in Earth's martial arts world were the Turtle School and the Crane School, inherited from Master Mutaito. Many experts could be found in both these schools.
"Sigh, one of them mentioned Korin Tower. Do you think they came from Sacred Land of Korin?" Master Shen asked.
"Is that the tower that guy, Master Roshi, climbed? How can there be someone in that place." Mercenary Tao sneered. The fact that the Sacred Land of Korin was regarded as the sacred land of martial arts wasn't baseless because many schools have originated from there; however, Mercenary Tao doesn't believe that Korin Tower is magical.
Only Master Roshi, that fool would have climbed Korin Tower. But, Mercenary Tao didn't know that Master Shen had also attempted the tower's challenge when he was young but gave up halfway.
A few days later.
"Master, I want to go out with Chiaotzu for a period of time for training." Tien Shinhan bowed to Master Shen.
"Hmm?" Master Shen held a teacup and took a sip of tea. He nodded: "Although it has not been many years since you joined the school, your innate talent is outstanding, so you have learned everything there is to learn. Therefore, it may not be a bad idea to go out and train for a period of time."
Master Shen was very satisfied with his two students. His older student Tien Shinhan had only joined the school for a few years, but he has already learned the Crane School's secret skill, "Dodon Ray", which was comparable to Master Roshi's legendary level technique, "Kamehameha".
It couldn't be considered training if one doesn't experiences several decades of hardship.
Therefore, when Tien Shinhan proposed to go out on his own, Master Shen readily agreed.
"After you go out, speed up your training, and if you run into someone from the Turtle School, ruthlessly teach them a lesson for me!"
Tien Shinhan nodded vigorously, walked out from the entrance of the building together with Chiaotzu, went down the spiraling mountain road, and quickly disappeared into the hazy mist.
In the early hours of a slightly cold autumn's day, a cold wind blew. Together with the perplexing gloomy weather, tiny lights flickered in the middle of the mountain.
As time flew by, the passing of spring signaled the imminent arrival of winter.
In the blink of an eye, it had been five years since the Saiyans moved to Planet Hongshan. In these past five years, the most remarkable change was the experiences of the Saiyans who had come from Planet Vegeta.
That year, when the Saiyans fled to Planet Hongshan in panic, their numbers were trifling—less than 15,000. However, after five years of development, and as more and more babies were born, the number of Saiyans began to rise gradually. Now, they had a population of 18,000 people. As the young children will grow up, the number of adult Saiyans will increase.
Naturally, other than the population increase, the overall strength of Planet Hongshan had also undergone earth-shattering changes.
Planet Hongshan had a lot of outstanding Saiyans who—in the past five years— had benefited from the excellent training environment on the planet and increased their strength greatly.
As the members of the 12 divisions of the Special Battle Squadron grew up, which includes Xiaya, Xiling and the others, there are currently, on Planet Hongshan, 7 Saiyans at the Super Warrior level, and 300 Saiyans at the Elite Warrior level.
This extent of growth, though compared from two years ago has slowed down, however compared with the peak period of Planet Vegeta's time, not only has their strength fully recovered, but it couldn't even be compared to that time.
Planet Hongshan's strength had now stabilized, and they would require a special opportunity, so they could keep growing stronger in the future. Otherwise, they won't make any more major breakthroughs.
In the boundless night sky, the stars were numerous—like beans scattered on a black screen; their glow was resplendent and crystal-clear. Starlight flickered about haphazardly, like a picture scroll slowly being unfurled.
In the quiet darkness.
Suddenly, a bright light streaked across the night sky; it was a small silvery grey spaceship.
Muying was a Saiyan who has just recently reached adulthood. His latent talent was average—just enough to be considered middle level. But, this didn't stopped him from working hard for his future because he believes that his hard work would surely net him satisfactory results.
On Planet Hongshan, this point had already been proven many times. A lot of warriors who didn't have good latent talents still became Elite Warriors after hard work. The great Sir Xiaya and the Saiyan hero, Mr. Bardock, were the best examples.
Both sirs latent talent couldn't be said to be outstanding, especially Mr. Bardock, it is said that he was born as a "Low-level Warrior", but now he was one of the few Super Warriors among the Saiyans best warriors.
"Right, last time, when Sir Xiaya had given a lecture to everyone, he had said 'When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on a person, it will first fill his heart with suffering, toil his sinews and bones, and expose his body to hunger.' Mr. Bardock had undergone such tempering and grew from a 'Low-level Warrior' to his current Super Warrior level!"
However, the term 'Low-level Warrior' was considered strange, so no one called it that; instead, everyone uses the term 'Ordinary Warrior'!
Muying found the term "Ordinary Warrior" much more pleasing.
Warriors were judged based on their strength and not the grade of their bloodline. Although outsiders may consider the aforementioned method of classification as simple and crude, and not practical and realistic, however different civilizations have different way of thinking. In Muyang's view, this method was the best to judge.
Six years ago, Muyang was still quite young, only twelve years old. As he was born a Low-level Warrior, he only had battle power around 500, which was considered average amongst Low-level Warriors.
However, Muying was very fortunate that great Sir Xiaya included his family in the first group of people to transfer to Planet Hongshan.
Muying could still recall that day; it was a scorching hot noon, and the air was a little dry.
Back then, he had just returned after completing a Squad mission when his parents asked him to follow them to a hot and dry oasis on Planet Vegeta. They arrived and proceeded to wait there.
The weather was hot and the wait was boring.
However, there were a lot of Saiyans waiting around the same spot. It was as if something big was going to happen!
Muying could still clearly recall everything that happened that day. Now, thinking about it, he felt that he had been really very lucky that day.
That was the first time he saw Sir Xiaya, who was younger than him yet had extraordinary abilities. Muying had no idea what training Sir Xiaya had undergone, as before that day he hadn't imagined that Saiyans could become so powerful.
Sir Xiaya had used a magical ability to bring everyone to their current home—Planet Hongshan.
Immediately after he arrived at Planet Hongshan, its immense gravity almost caused Muying to faint—his body couldn't even move. It took him a long time before he could finally adapt to the pressure.
Sir Xiaya said that this was the new home of Saiyans!
When he heard Sir Xiaya's words, Muying could only feel his doomsday approaching.
After that he began to live on Planet Hongshan.
Until, a year later, a large number of Saiyans appeared on Planet Hongshan. They brought the news that Frieza had destroyed Planet Vegeta.
When Muying heard this, he heaved a sigh of relief, and had lingering fears. Only 10,000 out of a million Saiyans escaped. Truly tragic ah!
Afterwards, Sir Xiaya publicly announced that he would gather Planet Hongshan's Guardian Corps and train special battle squadrons. Unfortunately, at that time, Muying's strength was too weak, so he didn't qualify for the selection. Hence, he immersed himself in training for many years, and as a result, Muying's Battle Power continued to rise steadily.
And just a year ago, a new opportunity appeared before Muying.
Sir Xiaya and Planet Hongshan's top-level personnel jointly announced that they would hold a planet-wide Martial Arts Assembly in ten years and another in twenty years. The top three would receive, in addition to generous rewards, a bottle of mysterious spring water.
Although Muying had no idea what the spring water was, he still decided to firmly grasp the opportunity.
For Saiyans, pursuing honor is different from ordinary people.
There are many Saiyans who have same plans as Muying. Since the announcement, every Saiyan had been filled with a sense of urgency, so they all trained fiercely with all their strength, so they could win the Martial Arts Assembly being held in ten years!
In reality, there had been many impressive examples of people with "poor bloodline succeeding in turning the tables", and these had greatly motivated Muying. He believed that he could become a powerful warrior, like Bardock and other heroes, as long as he works hard enough.
So, in order to temper himself, Muying is currently carrying out a mission outside with his father and uncle.
"Clang clang clang!"
The sounds wine glasses knocking against each other jolted Muying out of his reverie. He turned around and saw several middle-aged Saiyans, who were brimming with energy, drinking wine and eating meat.
They were Muying's father and several uncles. They had carried out several missions together.
Muying's father and uncle had violent temperaments, and their most favorite things to do were: drinking alcohol, eating meat, and fighting! Although they looks like messy drunkards, they became dazzling unsheathed swords when they are fighting.
"Muying, don't just sit there and think, come over and drink together with us. Are there really Saiyans as shy as you are?" Muying's father yelled at him when he noticed him sitting alone, lost in thoughts.
This time, after they complete this mission, they would get a generous reward which would be enough for them to be unrestrained for a period of time
Nowadays, Planet Hongshan has the support of Feidaya people in technological field, while in the economic field, Planet Bakuf's Hoi-Poi Capsule business was getting more and more popular, gradually becoming famous in the East Area.
The Saiyans of Planet Hongshan could now afford to eat, drink and enjoy fights, whenever they wanted. The level of comfort that they enjoyed was apparent.
This couldn't be compared to their time on Planet Vegeta.
All Saiyans, including Muying's father, were very satisfied with their current life.
"Really? I won't drink alcohol. I would rather spend the time training a little more!" Muying spoke solemnly.
The spaceship that they are using to carry out this mission had been bought with the commission they earned from previous several missions. The silvery-gray spaceship was the latest product of the Feidaya people. Not only was it fully equipped for living, but it also has a hibernation cabin installed. Additionally, it also has a Gravity Machine used for training. It was equivalent to a Basic-level training room that had been adjusted to 20x gravity.
It was suitable for Muying whose Battle Power had reached 5000.