Chapter 725 – Echo Hill Castle
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Tang Tian’s movements at the city gates were too huge, and it naturally spread around to others, for example XueMing Zhu.
At the start, Ming Zhu was caught in a daze, but the Old Granny’s shout immediately brought her back to her senses,and knowing that the Xue Family were currently one leg into the problem, her resolve became apparent.
Other than finding Tang Tian, she had made another decision, that was to move the entire Family out of the city.
The Purple Cuckoo City belonged to the Qin Family, if they continued to stay in there, they would still end up beingthe ingredients on the Qin Family’s dinner plate. And even if she found Tang Tian, he could not return to the XueResidence, as it was simply him, the sheep, entering the tiger’s den. Fighting the Qin family in Purple Cuckoo Citywas too stupid.
Outside of the city, the Xue Family had a castle called the Echo Hill Castle, which was built by the first generationXue Family when they entered Sin Domain. At that time, there was no Purple Cuckoo City, the castle was verysimple and crude, but the living environment outside was cruel and harsh, so after the construction of the PurpleCuckoo City, the Qin Family did their utmost to invite everyone to join, and thus the Xue Family moved into the city,and the castle was left to rot.
But at the moment, it was their best course of plans. Ming Zhu had been to the Echo Hill Castle before andunderstood the terrain well. The Echo Hill Castle was situated at the top of a mountain which was easily guardedand difficult to attack. In the past, due to the harsh living environment, wild beasts roamed the land, and to defendagainst them, Echo Hill Castle was constructed to be extremely sturdy, with its own water supply.
Ming Zhu’s decision was supported by the Old Granny, who was experienced through her time, and thus knew thatthere was no time for hesitation.
Ming Zhu could rejoice, before all of this, as the Xue Family was in a severe
predicament, they had long madepreparations to leave Purple Cuckoo City as they looked for support from others, thus all of their important baggagewas packed. If not, all of the baggage would take them a few days to finish packing.
Ming Zhu’s judgement on the opportunity was extremely precise.
Qin Zhen was not around, Mu Ze and Wei Han was dead, Qin Zi Zhen’s Archer Unit was defeated. The Qin Familyhad not suffered such a huge loss before, and the entire family was in panic mode. Being a cautious person, ZhongZheng & Yan Mei decided to activate their defenses, retracting all of their forces to defend, and await thereturn of Qin Zhen. His idea was simple, if the prisoners held by the Qin Family were taken, then the last hope of theQin Family would disappear. So long as Qin Zhen returns, they could obtain back whatever they had lost.
And that was why, there was not a shadow of the Qin Family elites.
Ming Zhu immediately saw through Qin Family’s fear, and without hesitation, she got the Xue Family to load upeverything and move the carriages. Ming Zhu, brazenly bet for the safe evacuation of the caravans, without meetingwith any obstruction.
When Ming Zhu and the group arrived at the destroyed city gates, upon seeing the scene which had not beencleared, she was overwhelmed with shock. She could imagine the intensity of Ghost Face Mask’s battle.
Ming Zhu immediately understood that Ghost Face Mask was their last hope.
But they did not expect to chance upon Tang Tian and his group as they left the city, causing the entire Xue Family torejoice out loud.
“Master Ghost Face Mask, Ming Zhu has eyes but no foresight, and has neglected Master, and deserve ten thousanddeaths! But I hope for Master to give the Xue Family a chance, for us to serve under Master, to redeem our sins! Myentire Xue Family offers ourselves to you!”
Seeing Tang Tian, Ming Zhu immediately kowtowed without hesitation.
If they were to enter the Lu Family, their end was definite, it would definitely be tragic, and they themselves wouldbe subjected to being playthings for the people in the Lu Family. The Xue Family would also be disbanded, thesecrets of the Golden Steel Silkworms would land in the hands of the Lu Family.
When Ming Zhu thought about the pros and cons, she was shocked to realise that it looked risky relying on GhostFace Mask, but in truth, it was one of the better options. Ghost Face Mask had lived in the Xue Family for many days,with his strength, provided that he had ulterior motives, no one would have escaped his grasp. But Ghost Face Maskdid not even make a move, and seeing Han Bing Ning who was so beautiful, Xue Ming Zhu became even moreassured.
Ghost Face Mask was powerful, he defeated Ben Sen, killed Wei Han and Mu Ze, and destroyed the Archer Unit, allof this signalled that even if he was not comparable to Qin Zhen, he was still a top grade powerful martial artist.Furthermore, Ghost Face Mask was the leader of the Null Division, and as long as he could save his subordinates, hisstrength would swell even more.
The more she analyzed it, the more Ming Zhu became shocked, she actually realised that Ghost Face Mask actuallypossessed the possibility to change the entire situation of Sin Domain.
Tang Tian was startled for a moment, he did not agree instantly, but asked: “What happened?”
Ming Zhu then explained everything that had happened in simple terms, and spoke honestly: “We have no other wayout, no matter how we think, only being with you, Master, can make us feel more assured. We will be relying onMaster for your protection, so all of our wealth, our assets, our manpower, everything will be usable by Master, Ihope that master will give us a chance.”
Tang Tian was just thinking about how to obtain the Golden Steel Gravel from the Xue Family, it truly was sodifficult to obtain in the past, but now it was all gifted right to his doorstep.
He immediately agreed: “Fine! Right, did you bring the Golden Steel Gravel?”
Ming Zhu heaved a sigh of relief, and said: “We brought everything.”
“That’s great!” Tang Tian revealed a look of joy.
Ming Zhu found it strange, ~Why does Master Ghost Face like the Golden Steel Gravel so much?~ The last time,when he was willing to exchange the Black Iron Stones for the Golden Steel Gravel, she did not think much about it,but now, knowing his identity, and him asking about it again, she found it extremely strange that he viewed themwith such importance.
If Tie Xie could hear Ming Zhu’s thoughts, he would definitely be boiling with rage. ~The person who was shatteringthe black Iron Stones was me, was me, was me…….~
Old Granny Xue heard the conversation between the two, and came down from the carriage: “I heard that Master istalking about Golden Steel Gravel?”
“Hello Old Granny.” Tang Tian nodded his head: “Yes I did.”
The Old Granny was curious, she first got everyone to retreat, then asked: “Can I know what does master want theGolden Steel Gravel for?”
“I want it because of the Life Origin Essence.” Tang Tian did not hide anything.
Xue Ming Zhu’s eyes opened wide, her face filled with disbelief, she exclaimed out: “ Life Origin Essence? How is thatpossible? How can there be Life Origin Essence inside the Golden Steel Gravel?”
She was extremely familiar with the Golden Steel Gravel, since young, she knew that they could be used to createweapons, but she had never heard of them actually containing Life Origin Essence!
Tang Tian looked at Ming Zhu who was overreacting, and found it strange: “You guys don’t know about it?”
“Heaven has opened its eyes! Heaven has opened its eyes!!” The Old Granny started to repeat herself excitedly, hereyes flowing with tears: “The heavens does not want my Xue Family to die! The heavens does not want my XueFamily to die!”
Tang Tian stared at the two of them, he could not understand the situation.
After the Old Granny calmed down, she asked: “Does Master have any place to reside?”
Tang Tian shook his head: “No, I wanted to ask you if you had any. You guys are more familiar with this place, do youhave any place to stay?”
“Not far from here, our Xue Family ancestors have an ancient castle called the Echo Hill Castle. As long as we cleanup a bit, it will serve as a good place to stay. Its defense is still rather intact, what does Master say?” Old Granny Xueasked.
“There’s such a place? That’s great!” Tang Tian immediately cried out in joy.
“Then we will head towards the Echo Hill Castle, Master surely has many doubts, when we reach and settle down inthe Echo Hill Castle, will you accompany this Old Granny then?” The Old Granny was overly excited, due to her oldage, fatigue was written all over her face.
“No worries, no worries.” Tang Tian waved his hand: “You do not need to tell me your secrets. Let us quickly headtowards the Echo Hill Castle.”
With the Null Division members joining the caravans, their movement speed increased greatly. The entire XueResidence then understood why they were so greatly sought after. The journey was rugged and hard to move, andthe caravans moved at turtle speed, but the Null Division proved their immense strength as they easily controlledand moved the caravans.
What was even more terrifying was the man who looked like a barbaric cow, talking loudly non–stop, but he wasable to pull a cart that was filled to the brim with one hand.
All the wild beasts they encountered on the road were sliced into pieces, thus the journey was unnaturally smooth.
When they were able to see the mountain of Echo Hill Castle, the people on the caravans cried out in joy.
The Echo Hill Castle was covered with weeds, vines twisting everywhere, with one look, everyone could tell that noone had stayed for a long time. But Tang Tian and his company were ecstatic to see it, although the stone castle wasruined, but its entire body structure was maintained rather intact. And furthermore, they could see that thedesigner who planned the castle had placed a lot of thoughts into it, there were many deployments laid out thatcontained profound principles.
It was a perfect place for them to stay.
Tang Tian had discussed over with Nie Qiu on the road, the current Null Division was unable to supply enoughfighting power. They had not been enlightened on laws, and Nie Qiu required time to grasp how to fight. If it wasTang Tian alone, he could cause a ruckus in Purple Cuckoo City with no problems, he could casually find a place tohide and the Qin Family would have difficulty finding him.
But they were now 60 odd men strong, if they were in the castle, the target which was too huge could not be concealed that easily. If they were to be found by the Qin Family, they would be placed back to square one.
And as Tang Tian’s movements and actions were too huge, the Qin Family would have definitely learned from it, touse the same method to sneak an attack, the possibility of succeeding was lower. And flipping over, the Qin Familythat had suffered such huge setbacks, would no longer take such risks and make such mistakes in their futurebattles.
Their most urgent need was to find a suitable place to stay.
With a suitable place, they would have time to rest and train. Tang Tian would be able to teach everybody on how to quickly be enlightened on laws, on how to handle the powerful martial artists of Sin Domain. Due to their lesser numbers, they could not bear to sustain too severe injuries, and as long as they grasped their own proper path and techniques, they would be even stronger.
Tang Tian felt that Nie Qiu made sense.
If he was alone, he would not be afraid challenging Qin Zhen, as he could simply run if he could not defeat him. Butwith more than 60 men, it would be difficult to fight the same way.
But, he was still filled with confidence.
Ah Mo Li and the rest had Zero Energy Bodies, the Sin Domain was their natural fighting environment, and they only need a short time to become comfortable in it. Furthermore, there was the Golden Steel Gravel, with the replenishment of the Life Origin Essence, they could become even stronger.
Each and everyone of them, were courageous and fearless. Each and every one of them, were filled with fightingspirit.
~My battles alone has finally ended, now, we can all fight side by side.~
Tang Tian observed the desolate and ruined stone castle, his heart filled with deep spirits.
Ursa Major Null Division, Mission: Conquer Sin Domain, begin!