Chapter 697 – Test
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Ping Xiao Shan did not speak, even when Tang Tian used the Golden Steel Threads to tie his hands behind his backand around his neck to the point that he looked like a dumpling. The time that both parties exchanged moves wasextremely short, but in that bout, he had already suffered a crushing defeat, he knew of the disparity between bothparties, and knew that the other party’s strength far surpassed his.
In front of such an opponent, playing petty tricks would just humiliate himself.
~If he wanted to kill me, I would not be alive now.~
If course, from his perspective, the other party did not have a need to tie him up, he himself was unable to escape.But the other party’s serious attitude made him choose to remain quiet.
~He looks so young…..~
Ping Xiao Shan was inwardly surprised, he secretly sized Tang Tian up, guessing his background. ~Could he be ahidden expert from the Xue Family? I have never heard about him before, that old foggy in the Xue Family had beenstolen from countless times already.~ Inside Purple Cuckoo City, it was not only one family wishing to steal from theXue Family. ~Such a young yet powerful martial artist, he must be from some great family, not only does he need tohave talent that surpasses others, but he needs a lot of natural resource as well.~
~Could it be that the Xue Family have caught onto something and requested powerful backup from somewhere?~
~That is the most reasonable guess, the Golden Steel Threads are worth a lot of money, if Old Granny Xue uses it asa bargaining chip, there will be many great families willing to help. Although everyone in the Sin Domain are alldisappointments, but they still have their glorious histories and their well versed tricks in politics. Suchcollaborations, compromises, underhand battles are all very frequent.~
Ping Xiao Shan’s mind worked extremely quickly, and first got rid of the Purple Cuckoo City. Although they were not weak, but they were not the strongest family in Sin Domain. Ping Xiao Shan knew of all the powerful martial artists of the Purple Cuckoo Family.
~Then who is it?~
~He uses his fists, the great families in the Sin Domain that specializes in fist techniques are the Lie Family with theTyrannical Fists, the Chi Lei Family with their Musical Fists and the Mu Family with their Mu Family Fists. TyrannicalFists’ laws are extremely forceful and fierce, seeking to only push and never retreat, to either kill or be killed. TheChi Lei Family’s Musical Fists walks on the path of music laws and have unfathomable variations. The Mu Familyfists are the most mysterious, the laws that they use have been speculated but no one has ever dared to confirm it.~
Thinking about that extremely simple and unadorned yet heart palpitating fist, Ping Xiao Shan felt that he was mostprobably from the Mu Family. Regardless of whether it was the Tyrannical Fists or the Musical Fists, their laws wereextremely obvious, and Tang Tian’s fist did not match with them.
If the Xue Family had found a backing in the Mu Family, then no one would dare to lay their hands on the Xue Familybusiness.
The old lady in the Xue Family truly has something up her sleeves, without anyone knowing, she found her way tothe Mu Family.
Tang Tian did not know that Ping Xiao Shan had thought so far, both parties had only exchanged in a short bout, butthe consumption of stamina was great, and his physical strength was at a low. He clumsily tied Ping Xiao Shan up,then sat down on the floor and gasped for breath.
He had just stepped into the realms of laws and knew little about them, so he was even more unfamiliar toconfronting laws. If not for his recent enlightenment, adding his sharp senses and extraordinary strength, he wouldnot be able to grab Ping Xiao Shan.
The first battle in the Sin Domain had left some fear in Tang Tian. In the Sacred Saint Galaxy, warships ruled thespace and with the dense energy, the barrage of attacks that came down like red was a spectacular sight. But in theSin Domain, it was just an inch of difference with regards to laws that were even more dangerous, unpredictable andunfathomable, if caught unprepared, it would lead to death on the spot.
Ping Xiao Shan also noticed Tang Tian gasping for breath and perspiring all over, and heaved a sigh of relief. Although the other party was strong, but it was a level in which he could deem as acceptable.
“What’s your name?”
Tang Tian wiped off his perspiration and asked, in the battle, Tang Tian’s laws enveloped the entire warehouse, anddid not reveal any sounds. Tang Tian had somewhat comprehended something, if energy was a solid, then laws waslike an abstract principle, like an invisible hand. This invisible hand could not only control energy, but could controlair, sound, light and darkness, etc.
~No wonder Laws are a higher level of strength, although it isn’t as prestigious as spirit techniques, but it’svariations are unfathomable.~
“Ping Xiao Shan.” Ping Xiao Shan answered honestly.
“You came to steal the Golden Steel Threads?” Tang Tian asked.
“Yep.” Ping Xiao Shan admitted.
Tang Tian rubbed his head, he did not know how to continue interrogating him. Such things were usually left forBing. Bing’s thoughts were meticulous and crafty, to play tricks and tell lies in front of him was to ask for trouble.
~I cannot not ask anything….if not….wouldn’t it seem that I am failing as a guard?~
Tang Tian racked his brains and finally thought of something: “What technique did you use to try and escape justnow?”
Ping Xiao Shan was startled: “My Ping Family’s stealth techniques.”
“Ping Family stealth techniques?” Tang Tian heaved a sigh of relief inwardly, and smiled: “It’s name isn’t that unique.But it can actually use spatial laws, it is very powerful, can you teach it to me?”
Ping Xiao Shan looked at Tang Tian’s eager expression, and was speechless.
~This guy…what is he thinking?~
Seeing that Ping Xiao Shan was not speaking, Tang Tian immediately added: “If you are willing to teach me, I will letyou go. Of course, you cannot come back and steal the Golden Steel Threads in the future.”
Ping Xiao Shan looked at Tang Tian in disbelief, he would not lose out by imparting the stealth techniques, althoughthe Ping Family stealth techniques were unique, but if the other party was someone from the Mu Family, it wouldnot count as well. What made him confused was that, if the other party wanted some secret techniques, he couldsimply torture and get it out from him, to give such an advantageous condition to him made Ping Xiao Shan skeptical.
Tang Tian patted his chest: “A real man will do what he say!”
Ping Xiao Shan was quiet for a moment: “R–really?”
“Really, really!” Seeing that Ping Xiao Shan was interested, Tang Tian became ecstatic and said: “Why would I lie toyou?”
Ping Xiao Shan felt the same, the other party did not need to lie to him. ~Alright, even if he cheats me, I can’t doanything, my life is in his hands.~ Upon thinking about that, Ping Xiao Shan nodded: “Alright.”
A few hours later.
(TN: This few hours might translate to few hours, the term used in chinese is an old way of interpreting time, inwhich 1 时辰 is our current 2 hours, so it is extremely vague.)
Ping Xiao Shan watched in dumbstruck at the figure that flickered around, disappearing and appearing, in just a fewhours, Tang Tian was fluently utilizing the Ping Family’s stealth techniques. Although there were many flaws, but hemerely took a few hours. Ping Xiao Shan remembered when he trained in the stealth techniques when he was young,and suffered a long time before becoming better.
~He learned it in just a few hours….~
~Alright, if he is the Mu Family disciple, there isn’t anything strange….~
“What? Your last name is Tang?” Ping Xiao Shan was stunned, ~Not last name Mu, he was not from the Mu Family!~
“Yea.” Tang Tian already had his arms around Ping Xiao Shan’s shoulders as though they were extremely familiarwith each other: “You taught me the stealth techniques, from now on you are my good brother. If there is anything,just say my name…..”
Tang Tian suddenly remembered that he was not in the Shang Continent or the Ursa Major Constellation, andimmediately changed his words and said: “And come and find me.”
Ping Xiao Shan looked blankly at Tang Tian, he felt that the person in front of him seemed to have a problem in hishead. ~We are enemies, we were just fighting a few hours ago, and I was even…..oh, I am still tied up.~
Tang Tian followed Ping Xiao Shan’s gaze, and noticed that Ping Xiao Shan was still tied up, he immediately laughed:“Oh I forgot all about it.”
Ping Xiao Shan looked in shock as Tang Tian untangled the ropes. Tang Tian’s excitement made him feel confused,~This…..is not normal!~
Ping Xiao Shan did not say it out, but he felt extremely uncomfortable.
“I can go?” Ping Xiao Shan asked carefully.
“Yeah you can.” Tang Tian said as a matter of factly: “Remember, if you have anything, you can come and find me.”
Ping Xiao Shan asked with a dazed expression: “What’s your name?”
“Tang Tian!” Tang Tian patted his chest happily: “You can also call me the godlike young lad.”
~Godlike young lad…..~
Ping Xiao Shan’s face distorted, he felt extremely confused with everything that had happened. ~I guess life is likethat, unpredictable and confusing. But, everything was because of this lunatic.~
But for some reason, Tang Tian’s extremely simple fist surfaced back in his mind. It seemed to have been ingrainedinto his mind, he stared at Tang Tian, he was unable to see through him, how could such a crazy lunatic release sucha stunning fist?
And just by spending a few hours, he was already playing with the Ping Family’s stealth techniques, such a talent wasbeyond astonishing.
~A fake! He must definitely be a fake!~
Ping Xiao Shan’s mind was roused, Tang Tian’s brainless actions, after interpreting them, he became serious. ~Thisguy must be planning something big, what Ping Family stealth techniques, he must be acting, he must definitely havesomething planned, that’s why he did not kill me. Why won’t he kill me? Because he has some treacherous plot athand!~
It was as though Ping Xiao Shan had caught onto an invisible net that had quietly enveloped the entire Xue Family,causing him to quiver. Tang Tian’s naive and harmless smile had become extremely terrifying in his eyes.
Ping Xiao Shan’s expression started to become colder and colder the more he thought, causing him to forget wherehe was.
“Eh, you’re still not going?” Tang Tian noticed Ping Xiao Shan standing there in a daze and felt strange.
Ping Xiao Shan jolted, he regained from his senses and immediately replied: “I’m just about to!”
With that, he escaped without hesitation.
Tang Tian looked at Ping Xiao Shan’s pitiful figure, and could not help but remind him: “Hey, you’re going in thewrong direction!”
Ping XIao Shan: “.......”
After Ping Xiao Shan left, Tang Tian continued to train. After the battle, he had been enlightened, afraid that as timepassed, he would forget it, so he immersed himself back into practise.
In the morning, a group of women rushed over to the warehouse.
“Ming Zhu Jie Jie, did Old Granny really say that? Oh my, how is this a good thing!”
(TN: Jie Jie is older sister)
“What’s bad about it? Didn’t Old Granny investigate already? He is very strong and is a brave and fearless man, maybe you will like him instead!”
“I am afraid he is too vulgar, our Xue Family is still an aristocratic family with position, how can we be so casual? OldGranny has gone overboard this time…..”
Ming Zhu could no longer hold back and shouted: “All of you, shut up! Since when did thea Old Granny’s decisionmaking become something you all can comment about?”
The group of ladies kept quiet obediently, but a few of them revealed looks of unhappiness.
“Guarding over the warehouse through the night is the most difficult. And furthermore the warehouse is filled withGolden Steel Threads, the value of it is known throughout the cities, for him to keep watch over it, it is also a test ofhis character.” Ming Zhu looked around, seeing that the other ladies were looking on thoughtfully, she snorted:“How can all of your foresights compare with our Old Lady? By asking him to keep watch over a few nights, we willbe able to see his character.”
Hearing that, the ladies nodded their heads.
“Once we go and take a look, won’t we know everything?” Ming Zhu said.
Just nice, they arrived before the door of the warehouse. Ming Zhu pushed open the door, and lit up the interiorwith sunlight.
The warehouse was in a mess, Golden Steel Threads were laid all over, a figure slept extremely soundly, his snoresas loud as thunder.