Chapter 607 – Molten Iron Fist
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
"What leads do you have?"
Suo Ya asked. He had extremely stiff short hair and dense eyebrows, his squarish face looked to be chipped by a hatchet, his lips were thick and deep, and his skin was tan. No matter where he was, he gave off the feeling of being as steady as a mountain.
He was the commander of the 1st Army, and also the most trusted right hand of the Continent Lord, and was most illustrious powerful figure of the White Sands Continent.
"It's Lian Bo Jun." his subordinate reported respectfully: "We have spent a lot of effort and managed to bribe some pirates, and found that out on one of their replenishing boats. They have quite a few frigates that had suffered damages, and are in repairs now, and their losses were not small this time."
"Lian Bo Jun?" Suo Ya frowned, the pirates were mostly ill disciplined people who grouped together, they were unorganized and would fall from the first blow. But there were also elites amongst the real pirates, which had strict regulations and discipline that were not inferior in any respect when compared to a regular army. These types of pirates were not good to provoke, and were the overlords of the Pirate world.
The [Black Mountain] that Lian Bo Jun commanded was one of them.
(TN: Lian Bo Jun's ship was Black Dragon, but the chinese here is Black Mountain, if it ever changes I will let you all know.)
Suo Ya was one of the few that knew of Lian Bo Jun's background. He was a genius military leader that graduated as the third place in the Sky Forest Academy, and regardless of whether it was strategizing, guts or decisiveness, Suo Ya respected Lian Bo Jun in all aspects.
The Black Mountain Pirates, from nothing to something, from being extremely weak to a strong fleet, everything was created from this junior's hands. And the Black Mountain Pirates, although they plundered and robbed, but they never willfully killed innocents, it seems that at least, he still abides and holds to some baseline.
But, the person who had defeated his junior brother and even caused such loss to him, it seems his standard isn't low either.
"Who was the one who fought them?" Suo Ya asked.
"It was a small team comprising of 46 men, and the leader is a man called Meng Nan, they boarded the ship halfway in the journey, and said that they were coming to the White Sands Continent to run errands." His subordinate replied respectfully.
"Run errands?" Suo Ya laughed, then said: "Check on him."
What kind of joke is this? Even if it was me, I would not be able to make Lian Bo Jun retreat with just 46 men, what kind of powerful people would come here to run errands?
"Yes!" The subordinate replied.
Suo Ya nodded his head, and then continued: "Pay attention to the security of the city, recently there are too many people in the city, and it is extremely crowded, get everyone to caution up."
"Yes Master!" His subordinate complied.
"Go on then."
When the subordinate left, Suo Ya remained deep in thoughts, If Lian Bo Jun is involved, then this matter is definitely not simple. He took out a message plate and imbued energy into it, a few seconds, a calm voice came out: "Senior Suo Ya."
(TN: This senior is in terms of schoolmates, junior calling seniors. Lian Bo Jun and him came from the same school. That is why Suo Ya called Lian Bo Jun as a junior.)
"Bo Jun, why are you attacking Qin Yu Ran?" Suo Ya asked.
"Senior, are you here to criticize me?" Lian Bo Jun did not seemed surprised, his voice was extremely calm.
"No, I just think that the matter is not that simple, that's all." Suo Ya answered.
Lian Bo Jun did not answer.
"If I'm not wrong." Suo Ya's tone went back to normal, but a cold glint flashed past his eyes: "There are people that want to make a move on the White Sands Continent?"
"You are truly senior brother." Lian Bo Jun praised.
"What are the conditions that they gave you?" Suo Ya asked.
Lian Bo Jun started to become cheeky: "Is senior trying to bribe me?"
"Yes." Suo Ya admitted straightforwardly: "Why can't I? I believe that White Sands can give you equivalent offers. And I believe that compared to other people, my trustworthiness is better."
Lian Bo Jun kept quiet for a moment, then said: "I'm sorry."
Suo Ya was not angry, he nodded: "Oh, It seems like it's not about the money. If it is not about the money, to be able to move you, that's really interesting."
"Senior, please be careful." Lian Bo Jun said quietly, without any undulation.
"Thank You Bo Jun." Suo Ya said courteously.
With that, he ended the communication, Suo Ya remained deep in thought. In the dark, a light aura flashed past his eyes.
He Ying's bodyguards were all strong martial artists bought by money, and were all known experts. They were not proficient in battle formations, but all of them were strong individually, and even He Ying who was a prestigious military leader praised them to the skies. In the past few years, they had made He Ying's name flourish, causing envy from the other army commanders. In times of need, they would be the vanguards, and like heavy axes, they were unstoppable, and one of their ultimate moves of the 2nd Army.
White Sands City was a strategic location and flourished in terms of trade, as countless experts would come to try and make a fortune.
Money, position, power, all of the experts placed themselves above the rest and looked for higher goals.
It was survival of the fittests, and the bodyguards who stood by He Ying, would continuously change in batches, and each one getting stronger and stronger. In the White Sands Continent, the 2nd Army's "The Vanguard Battalion" was a name known to everybody.
The strength of the Vanguard Battalion made He Ying run amuck for many years without restrain.
But the scene before everyone, shocked them all.
Tang Tian did not even think, He Ying was a trash that he did not like, and the crazy young lad always beat first before talking. To think about the consequences, and the circumstances, opportunities, such troublesome high end problems, to the crazy young lad was simply too high end for him to look up to it as a need, oh, and he might not even be looking up to it.
Compared to that, he preferred to use battles to solve problems.
Tang Tian who took the first move, moved extremely quickly, and in a blink of an eye, he arrived in front of a huge sturdy man.
This huge sturdy man was extremely tall, although he was not frightened, he continued to rush forward, his arms trembling and borrowing the momentum, he roared, and shot his hands out like a cannon!
A scarlet light aura suddenly lit up from his body, and started to congeal into a state like molten iron, flowing all around his body slowly, like a molten iron armor, the temperature of the air around rose sharply, and the floorboards beneath his feet started to melt, the qi around his body rising to maximum.
His fist was like an artillery shooting out from the cannon.
Tang Tian's eyes lit up, this was the first time that he have met a person that used fist techniques in Sacred Saint Galaxy!
He also raised his right fist.
Null Flames coiled and quickly revolved around his fist, zzzii zzzi zzzi, the Null Flames revolved faster and faster, transforming into a grey vortex.
Null Flame·Spiralling Energy!
This young lad has no time to waste on being fanciful.
He stepped forward, his body was the bow, and his fist was the arrow.
The fist that held the grey flames clashed directly with the scarlet red energy fist light aura.
Tang Tian stepped three steps back and stabilized himself, his arm was feeling extremely limp and painful, as though he could not raise it up, but his face revealed a look of excitement. The saints of the Sacred Saint Galaxy, although they do not have marvelous spirit techniques, but their usage of energy is more direct and even more explosive.
The Fist Saints of Heaven's Road won in terms of techniques, but the energy accumulated in the fist in front of him far exceeded that of any fist techniques Tang Tian had ever seen before.
Even for Tang Tian's sturdy body, he had suffered still.
He stretched his arms, and took a cold breath in: "Hey, it's numb, hehehe, you're powerful! You're strong! Very strong!"
The sturdy man stared intently at him, his eyes were filled with a complicated mix of disbelief, caution and fear, the scarlet red molten metal energy around his body had lessened by a great amount, and his right hand, all the way to his chest, were exposed.
What fist energy was that?
My own energy was actually destroyed! Completely suppressed and destroyed!
The strange energy was like a needle that bore into his arm, it was unstoppable, and other than that, all of his energy were destroyed. What made him even more fearful was that the parts where his energy was destroyed, felt as though they were in an extremely toxic and corrosive environment, his energy was unable to restore itself and inch forward.
He knew how scary that was!
The intense ripple when the two fists collided swept throughout like a hurricane.
But there were many experts on scene, as though it was nothing, they released a few palms, and caused the ripple to dissipate.
The White Restaurant, being the best restaurant in White Sands City, had customers that were all known figures in White Sands Continent. And because of the arrival of Qin Yu Ran, there were even more famous and powerful figures from various other continents that had come into the White Sands Continent, and thus led to the White Restaurant to be filled everyday.
The Boss of White Restaurant naturally will not not have a backer. If it were other people, he would had thrown them out. But on one side it was Ling Xia, and the other was He Ying, so he dare not do anything. Ling Xia was about to become the Commander of the 5th Army, and the Ling Family had deep connections everywhere, while He Ying was a powerful and authoritative figure, he was crafty and sly, if he were to remember to debt, it will not only lead to the downfall of the restaurant, but the danger of having families killed.
Both sides came from huge backgrounds, and thus no one dared to do anything.
The clash of the fists caused everyone to be shocked and moved.
"Who is that? He's actually so strong!" Duke Ming was shocked, he was the White Sands Older Generation's elder, and for the current Continent Lord to be in his position today, was because of Duke Ming's support. He was one of the oldest resident of White Sands, and knew of He Ying's Vanguard Battalion, seeing that people did not recognize them, he explained: "That boxer is called Xi Ao."
"Molten Iron Fist Xi Ao!" Someone exclaimed.
Initially those people who were still objecting to the quarrel immediately became gloomy.
Bai Yue spoke out: "The famous fist aura of Xi Ao, congeals into a state like molten iron, and to finally see it today, it truly lives up to its name."
Duke Ming nodded his head and praised: "Xi Ao had trained his fists in an extremely novel way, he started out by training inside the lava of a volcano, and then inside molten iron, and finally gaining great success, thus having a fist that is praised for burning 14 Continents. Amongst the Vanguard Battalion's influential generals, he is definitely one of the top five, I never expected him to see him lose out in a fist battle. But this old one is curious, who is that kid?"
Bai Xiao watched in dumbstruck, Xi Ao's prestige as not as known as him, but in terms of strength, Xi Ao was definitely not lacking. Xi Ao had had fought his way up the ranks from the bottom, his one fist had burned down 14 Continents. It could be said that he earned his name through wars and battles, and in three years, he had challenged all the experts from the 14 continents, causing a sensation.
But Xi Ao was actually losing!
He could not believe his own eyes. Tang Tian was at the other side thoughtlessly waving his hands about, muttering here and there, completely without the vibe of an expert. But Xi Ao was standing there with fear in his eyes, his completely visible molten iron like energy armor had a chunk bitten off.
No matter how hard Xi Ao remained his steadiness, but people who had eyesight could tell that Xi Ao had lost in that exchange.
Hearing Duke Ming ask "Who is that kid", he finally reacted, and was about to reply, when Tang Tian started to yell out towards Xi Ao.
Tang Tian roared, causing the entire place to hear him.
Xi Ao's eyes revealed a trace of fear, at the moment, a figure suddenly snorted: "You don't know your place!"
Xi Ao relaxed, he knew his friend's strength, and moved sideways to give space, a sword light swept past his body, and flew towards Tang Tian.
Silver light auras flew in and out of the sky, the dense sword concept enveloped Tang Tian.
The familiar yet foreign qi caused the hairs on Tang Tian's body to erect, it's laws!
This sword has the hint of laws.
Tang Tian's eyes immediately contracted.
Chapter 608 – Silver Winged Swordsman
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Tang Tian was surprised and frightened.
Although the light aura was not dazzling, but when the sword was released, the looks on everyone's face changed. Saints who did not have sufficient strength would not understand what laws were, they only felt as though their state of mind were completely attracted to the sword, their bodies froze, their minds drawn into a blank, unable to draw up any bit of resistance
And for the people who knew what it was, were unable to maintain their calm, all of them suddenly stood up.
He Ying actually had a swordsman who was enlightened on laws!
Duke Ming who initially thought that he had deep understanding of He Ying was completely stunned. To have enlightened on any law, in any domain, it meant that they had attained the next level.
A Silver Saint's goal was Energy Transmutation, but it also showed how much energy they could use. And when the saint, in his own respective domain had deep attainments and comprehension, laws would be another goal.
Tang Tian was also shocked.
He had finally understood the difficulty of attaining laws in the Sacred Saint Galaxy was at a much higher difficulty than in Heaven's Road. The energy in the Sacred Saint Galaxy was too abundant, to the point that it was like thick snow, and have covered up the laws to a huge extent. People who were able to be enlightened on laws in the Sacred Saint Galaxy were all powerful figures!
It was truly a surprise, it was Tang Tian's first time meeting a saint who had been enlightened on laws in the Sacred Saint Galaxy.
The silver sword light aura brought forth a cold intent, like the autumn wind, caused the entire hall that was being roasted like a furnace by Xi Ao's Molten Iron Fist to become as cool as autumn.
Tang Tian immediately calmed down and retracted his gaze.
Others might revere laws, but to Tang Tian, it was something that he was too familiar with. Jing Hao, Crane, Ling Xu all had enlightened on laws, and in Heaven's Road, enlightenment on laws was a requirement to be bestowed as a Saint.
Even if the laws displayed here are stronger, laws are in the end still laws.
Suddenly, Tang Tian thought of the other advantage that Heaven Road held, that was laws!
But, it isn't the time to think about such things
Tang Tian took a deep breath. Facing the incoming silver sword light aura, he moved his feet, extending out his hands, the grey Null Flames coiled around his hand and around his 10 fingers.
His expression turned serious, and cold light appeared in his eyes.
The 10 fingers stretched, forming a line of sparks that blossomed out from his fingertips. In a blink of an eye, the air seemed to be combusting, crackle crackle crackle crackle, countless of bright lit dotted auras gradually floated in the air, dancing in the sky like fireflies in the summer. It was like a dream, enveloping the entire hall.
If the law in the silver light sword aura caused people to feel shock, then this completely different martial technique, caused everyone to become completely emotionally immersed in it. How could they have ever witnessed such a meticulous martial technique before?
It was so beautiful, that it looked like an art painting.
Bai Xiao's expression looked as if he had seen a ghost, if he was not personally witnessing it, even if people beat him up death, he would never believe it. The beautiful and exquisite martial technique that caused people's hair to stand, actually came out from Meng Nan's hands.
Shouldn't this guy be someone who has muscles of the devil, transform into a rapacious aggressor with veins popping out all over his body with strength like a bull, shaking the earth with every step he took?
But the current Tang Tian was not in the least bit sinister, he did not roar, his expression was indifferent, not one hair out of place, he was calm as water, as though he had transformed into another person.
The fireflies that filled the sky, in the beauty, held an extremely dangerous killing intent.
Bai Yue stared intently at the floating dotted regiments. The light regiments that were the size of beans, were releasing a gently light aura, and did not have any surprising light or warmth.
But Bai Yue's expression continued to change, inside the warm light aura, he could sense a whiff of Energy Transmutation.
Energy Transmutation, the mark of a Silver Saint.
It was not only Bai Yue's face who changed, He Ying's eyes had a trace of shock. Although He Ying was domineering, but there was no doubt to his strength, he himself was in the silver realm.
Military generals who were in the silver realm held outstanding commanding power, and was able to greatly raise the strength of their armies.
And saints who were in the silver realm were terrifying killing machines, they were extremely dangerous and the sharpest of blades.
The sky filled of fireflies flew towards the silver light sword auras, the sky suddenly lit up with countless of light streaks, the fireflies that were like raindrops or snowflakes, the light streaks formed strands and weaves, the light auras were enchanting and beautiful.
When the rain of light entered the sword auras, the sword auras buzzed gently, as though a proud wild beast had been enraged, and was releasing a enraged roar. Yet, the fireflies continued to dance gracefully, continuously pouncing on the sword auras.
Amidst the buzzing hums that caused people's heart to shake, the sword auras were being melted at a speed noticeable by the naked eye, and the remaining strands of faint transparent light streaks trembled in the air.
Their trembling attracted even more fireflies, and the fireflies shuttled back and forth, pa, they exploded into formless ripples and disappeared.
What remained in the hall were the floating fireflies, without any smoke or fiery qi.
A tall figure, with a handsome appearance walked out from the crowd, and asked clearly: "I am Qiao Yi An, may I ask of sire's great name?"
Everyone burst into a hoorah, they were all shocked, Silver Winged Swordsman!
Silver Winged Swordsman Qiao Yi An!
Ling Xia's face changed, she never expected that He Ying would actually be able to recruit the Silver WInged Swordsman. The Silver Winged Swordsman was one of the most famous swordsman of the Southern Region. He was extremely powerful, stepping into the realm of the Silver Saints at 30 years old, he was currently 35, and at the peak of his time.
Everyone was in shock. Previously, people were guessing what powerful swordsman had arrived, but no one would had thought that it was Qiao Yi An.
To be able to block Qiao Yi An's sword, everyone's gaze towards Tang Tian changed.
"I'm Meng Nan!" Tang Tian spoke casually, but he was excited: "Hey, are we fighting or not?"
Although he did not know what kind of Saint Qiu Yi An was, but he could clearly sense that the sword from him was played down and not his full force. Tang Tian's battle intent was strong, he did not want to just stop.
Qiu Yi An was startled, and immediately laughed out in self ridicule: "To make friends through a an exchange of blows, To be able to meet Brother Meng, It is my honor. At the moment we are just swapping pointers, why don't we do it again next time? So as not to sweep away the crowd's interest."
Tang Tian thought about it, yeah, if we are to fight here, we will most likely destroy the restaurant. More importantly, once my battle intent goes away, my hunger will make my legs go weak.
He swallowed his saliva with difficulty: "Alright! Let us eat first!"
Bai Xiao then raised his hand and shouted: "Brother Meng!"
Tang Tian looked towards the direction of the voice, and his eyes lit up: "Ha, Xiao Bai!"
Bai Xiao immediately regretted, Why did I shout out like that. Everyone's gaze turned towards him. There were already a few female customers giggling, Young Master Bai Xiao, a distinguished and confident person, to actually be called Xiao Bai that sounded like a pet name.
Ling Xia noticed Bai Xiao's table and immediately walked over and bowed: "Duke Ming, General Bai, Young Master Xiao."
The silk pants behind her all kept quiet out of fear, and followed along to greet them.
Tang Tian looked at the table filled with food. He was already to the point that his hands and legs were trembling from hunger, and shouted: "Xiao Bai, I'm eating first, I'm famished!"
With that, he immediately stuffed his face impolitely.
Tang Tian's actions once again shook everyone, the silk pants were almost to the point of worshipping him. Big Brother, how fierce are you truly, do you know who are those people that are seated?
Ling Xia's complexion changed, Duke Ming viewed customs and etiquette very heavily, and even the sons of various Continent Lords dared not act recklessly in front of him. And for General Bai Yue, he was one of the influential generals, far more than what the armies of White Sands could be. The power of the Bai Family, regardless of where they went, would be treated as honored guests with utmost respect.
"You're still in the growing phase, eat more!" Duke Ming was full of smiles and said amiably, and even turned: "Waiter, serve us more meat dishes!"
His happy appearance caused Ling Xia's eyes to almost drop onto the ground. Even the silk pants behind her revealed looks as though they had seen a ghost.
Tang Tian had currently stuffed his mouth full with food, and kept out making out inaudible sounds.
"One cannot function properly on an empty stomach, to be so good at eating, you are definitely a great man!" Bai Yue praised.
Bai Xiao watched quietly, if his cousins heard what their father had said, they would definitely spit out blood.
"How hungry can you be." Bai Xiao poured Tang Tian a glass of water: "We haven't seen each other for just two days, and you're already like that, if Yu Ran were to see this, she would scold me again."
"Wu wu wu!" Tang Tian did not even lift up his head.
Duke Ming's expression twitched, he asked in surprise: "Could it be that you guys were on the same boat? Could it be that the rumored person who pushed away the pirates is this Junior Brother Meng."
"Duke Ming's eyes are sharp!" Bai Xiao praised: "Brother Meng's skills are unique, his subordinates are all heroes as well. Without Brother Meng's help this time, I and Yu Ran would had been in danger."
"Wu wu wu!" Tang Tian continued to eat.
Bai Yue was moved: "With 46 men to push back a fleet of 10 frigates and a warship, that is truly inconceivable. Even If I had personally took charge, I would not dare to say I could do the same."
"Wu wu wu!" Tang Tian did not seem to have any intention to stop and continued to eat.
Just then, He Ying, Qiao Yi An and the few others brought their glasses over.
"I never thought that Duke Ming and General Bai was here, We have interrupted your state of mind, He Ying apologizes to the two sires." He Ying said with an apologetic look.
Duke Ming Laughed: "General He, why do you say such things? To be able to witness such a spectacle of a battle, We have truly gained something from it."
Bai Yue laughed: "That's right, our trip has been worthwhile just from that battle."
Everyone were engaging in laughter and talks, and only Tang Tian was busy stuffing himself with food. After a while, everyone seemed to have forgotten about his existence, and no one talked about him.
He Ying brought Qiao Yi An and turned to return to their table, his complexion becoming gloomy at once.
"How's his strength? Do you have confidence?" He Ying spoke softly.
"He is not that strong, but more strange. He had just touched upon the threshold of the realm of the Silver Saints, but his style and approach is unconventional and he has plentiful of changes and movements. What this subordinate cannot understand is, when he was fighting just now, he actually did not have any energy undulations. This subordinate has checked Xi Ao's injury, that grey flame is extremely insidious, with an extremely strong destructive ability, I do not know if Doctor Xu will have any ideas about it. This unknown flame is the most dangerous." Qiao Yi An laughed bitterly.
Doctor Xu was the most powerful Doctor of the 2nd Army, his medical techniques were considered top notch.
"Could it be Destructive Energy?" He Ying was shocked, he as a silver military general, and knew that Destructive Energy could cause a lot of harm to saints. Injuries sustained from it were extremely difficult to recover from, and he had never heard of anyone's martial techniques that could produce destructive energy capabilities.
His expression became gloomy.
He suddenly had this premonition that the fellow would be big trouble.