Chapter 741 – Returning to Purple Cuckoo City
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
“Echo Hill Castle is still closed?”
Xue Ye’s tone was one of anxiousness, it was not only him, the other people’s faces were filled with worry. The resultin front of them was not what they had expected.
Ambushing the Qin Family did not take much of out them, without Qin Zhen, and with only two generals out of theFour Great Generals surviving, and the absence of Qin Zi Zhen’s Archer unit, the Qin Family was at its weakest, sohow could they stop the attacks from the four families?
The Qin Family was completely wiped out by them, they even obtained the Null Division Prisoners, and immediatelysent people to Echo Hill Castle pleading for Ghost Face Mask to return to Purple Cuckoo City. The Qin Familymembers were all plucked out, and the four families were relying on Ghost Face Mask, meaning that Purple CuckooCity was changing Masters.
But what they did not expect was that Echo Hill Castle would close their doors, and even after their men shoutedoutside the castle for half a day, they did not open the gates. Only Ming Zhu replied them once, saying that MasterGhost Face Mask was in closed door training and they would not open the castle until he came out.
When their subordinates returned, everyone looked at each other, at a loss of what to do.
The situation had quickly became subtle. Qin Zheng would definitely be rushing back to Purple Cuckoo City, and ifGhost Face Mask were to return first, they would no longer need to be worried for their safety. Ghost Face Maskwas able to kill Lu Tian Wen, meaning Qin Zhen would not be able to do anything to him.
But who would have known that in such a crucial period, Ghost Face Mask would go into closed door training!
Without the protection of Ghost Face Mask, they did not have any confidence in fighting against Qin Zhen. In the past, they had never truly witnessed any experts on the list of Powerhouses fighting, although they knew that Qin Zhen was much stronger than them, but they never felt pressured.
Until they witnessed The battle between Lu Tian Wen and Ghost Face Mask. They finally understood how powerfulthose on the List of Powerhouses was. Lu Tian Wen was ranked 39 on the list, Qin Zhen was ranked 43, with adifference of only 4 rankings, their standard would not differ much.
If Qin Zhen was to rush back, their four families would be helpless against him, and their four families would end uplike the Qin Family, every single member pulled out and killed, their entire family eradicated.
Everyone turned to look towards Victor.
Victor waved his hand and spoke with a look of innocence: “Although I was the one to come up with the idea, but youguys agreed to it willingly. Furthermore, even if we failed, will my family be spared? My family will not be able toescape his hands.”
Roland Su was the first to stand up for Victor: “That’s right! It isn’t the time to find someone to shirk theresponsibility to, everyone chose this willingly, we should now be sticking together and finding out how to survivethis.”
Ben Sen nodded his head and replied: “We best get prepared.”
Everyone calmed down and kept quiet, they knew what Ben Sen meant by “getting prepared”.
Just at that moment, a scout suddenly flew in to report with an excited expression: “There are people coming fromthe Echo Hill Castle!”
Everyone was immediately roused, the boulder of pressure finally lifted off their chests. At this time, everyone wasfeeling alive again. The feeling of having a powerful expert from the list of Powerhouses coming to kill them atanytime was extremely pressurizing, that formless pressure choked everyone, causing them to be unable to eat andrest well.
Ming Zhu looked at the newly repaired city gates and the people outside welcoming them, feeling extremelyemotional.
On the day where Tang Tian had destroyed the city gates with one punch, she had brought her family out of therubbles with heavy emotions. On that day, she was filled with fear and was in a state of lost, the future in her eyesextremely bleak. At that time, they were all fugitives not knowing whether they would see the light of a new day.
But in the next few days, they had actually returned as victors, and were being welcomed with grandeur back totheir Xue Residence.
Ming Zhu could not help but turn to look at Ghost Face Mask.
It was him who changed everything.
Looking at Xu Ye and the other’s respectful smiles towards them, Ming Zhu was filled with even more complexfeelings. She had never thought that there would be such a day, and she believed they did not either. Ben Sen neverthought that after fighting with Ghost Face Mask, he would now be welcoming him back by standing outside thecity. When Xu Ye and the rest talked about Ghost Face Mask in the past, they too would have never imagined thatthey would become his subordinates.
This man, is very powerful.
Not only was he powerful, even his progress was so fast, in the blink of the eye, they had already been thrown farbehind
Upon finishing his training, Tang Tian was dumbstruck when he heard Ming Zhu’s report, and was instantly excited.He was thinking about how to save the Null Division Prisoners out from the Qin Family, but did not expect that XuYe and the rest would have already done it for him.
Without further ado, Tang Tian immediately decided to return to Purple Cuckoo City.
He did not care about what the families were thinking of, but as long as he could save all of his brothers, even if theywanted to use him, he did not care.
The change in Purple Cuckoo City had shocked everyone as well, and the first to react was naturally Nie Qiu. Righton the spot, he immediately understood what had happened, and had judged and gauged the situation
But in the considerations of safety, the entire Null Division was mobilized.
The Null Division members all had a great increase in strength.
Han Bing Ning had ignited her Primordial Fire Origin, becoming the only member of the Null Division to have doneso, and also the only one who had enlightened on the Law Surface. In the entire Sin Domain, it was extremely rarefor a person to have both.
Ah Mo Ali’s strength had increased as well, he had taken full control over the Null Flames released all around hisbody and became reserved, even his aura had completely changed, from the initial recklessness, he had becomeeven more reserved, and had the bearing of a great general.
Nie Qiu’s Yin Yang Formation had already reached preliminary achievements, his formation already possessed anembryonic form. As for the Null Division Members, all of them were all high spirited and were extremely fierce.
Xu Ye and the rest who were at the entrance waiting for Tang Tian were all shaken by the scene of themapproaching.
They could not grasp Ghost Face Mask’s depth, but they were able to sense the difference of the rest. When Xu AnZhong saw Han Bing Ning, he almost could not believe his eyes, since when had a swordsman ignited theirPrimordial Fire Origin? ~A swordsman who has ignited their Primordial Fire Origin, t–t–this…..~
Ah Mo Li’s change also shocked Roland Su. She had a very deep impression of him amongst the Prisoners, onereason being obviously the leader of the group, the other was that he was very straightforward and blunt, wheneverhis companion was being bullied, he was the first to rush over.
Although he was an impulsive person, but as someone who cared deeply for his friends, Roland Su admired.
But after the few days of not seeing him, Ah Mo Li seemed to have changed into a completely different person, hewas very steady and reserved, not emitting any power at all, obviously he had gone through a huge transformationand increase in strength.
Xu Ye and Victor looked at each other, they could see the shock in each other’s eyes.
Army formation and tactics have long disappeared in Sin Domain. The current Sin Domain was extremely foreign towards the so called army. But, Xu Ye and Victor were people who came from strong families, and although they were unfamiliar with armies, they still had the knowledge of such.
Over 60 men with a powerful unified aura formed one whole body.
Their breathing tempo were in sync, and if the patriarchs of each families were to close their eyes, they wouldmistake them to be an ancient desolate beast taking in breaths.
When has such an imposing aura appear in the Sin Domain before?
“Where are they?” Tang Tian turned his head and asked.
Xu Ye and the rest immediately awoke from their daydream. Xu Ye immediately said: “Master, please follow me.”
When Tang Tian appeared at the barracks which held the prisoners, the dense mass of prisoners became silent for amoment, before erupting into a thunderous roar, shaking the entire city.
Ah Mo Li rushed in excitedly and started patting them here and there. Even the ice cold Han Bing Ning was excited.Even more of them rushed in and started helping their companions remove the light needles from their bodies.
There were many prisoners coming from the Qin Family, other than their original 227 men, the Thiopiate Family had42, the Lu Family had another 200, totalling up to 469 men.
The Xu Family had 92 prisoners, adding Tang Tian’s subordinates of 65 men, they had a total of 626 men.
Tang Tian’s subordinate’s strength immediately swelled, their numbers multiplying by a full 10 times. Nie Qiu’sconfidence swelled by the same amount, to any military general, 60 men and 600 men was totally different figures.
In Heaven’s Road, an ordinary standard army had roughly 2000 men, thus 600 could be considered a third of a fullarmy. Of course, for Leo Constellation, their armies usually held more people, but kept it within the thousands.
Nie Qiu finally had the feeling that he could be of use, the scale of 600 men was where he could design war tactics,and the power he could mobilize was much greater.
After probing around the Yin Yang Formation for the past few days, he had some new breakthroughs.
All war tactics principles were identical, and that was to be more efficient in using power. For Nie Qiu, anoutstanding military general, he had some profound achievements in this, although the form of his power hadtransformed, but the principles of tactics had never changed.
Without any hesitation, he brought out a few training requests.
Just like the past, there were no problems, his suggestions were all accepted.
Immediately, Ah Mo Li and Han Bing Ning began to walk into the field, and split the large group into two, each ofthem taking one. They were not not embarrassed at all, unwilling to pass on their own responsibilities to others. Thetwo immediately ordered the members to do thorough check ups with each other, and then to form their ranks.
10 Minutes later, two neat square formations appeared before everybody.
In another two minutes, the two of them brought their own subordinates to choose their own encampments.
The entire process was extremely smooth, there was no noise, no talking, no push and pulling, other than Han BingNing and Ah Mo Li’s voice, no one in the barracks made a sound, they lowered their heads and inspected themselves,and occasionally there would be a few who would raise their hands to report their own injuries.
Other than that, there was no other hoorah, if they did not personally witness it, none of them would have thoughtthat there was actually 600 people in the barracks.
Their swift and decisive reactions, coupled with their spontaneous yet silent movements, revealed their disciplineand power, causing Xu Ye and the rest to feel a tightness in their chests. They did not know what an army was, butthe quiet and disciplined scene in front of them had greatly shocked them.
Compared to the elites that they have seen before, the people in front of them were weaker. But if they were to be lined up in a row, they would be quarreling and squabbling with each other, finding faults amongst each other. And unlike the army in front of them, the elites that were stronger usually needed reason and monetary rewards to be propelled to do something.
But the troops in front of them, did not even make a sound, they were calm and quiet, and every movement wasstraightforward and clear.
Han Bing Ning and Ah Mo Li brought their men and left, they needed to grasp every second that they could. Seeingthe two groups leaving quietly, Xu Ye and the rest could not help but remain silent.
~Maybe this group of people can truly change the Sin Domain.~
Chapter 742 – Old Friend
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Tang Tian’s subordinates formed their own system, and thus there was no need for him to worry about the mattersof the Null Division, and as for the matters of Purple Cuckoo City, Tang Tian left it to the Four Families. To him,Purple Cuckoo City was just a temporary holding which he would not stay long. The Four Families were locals andwere much more experienced in handling the affairs than him.
In the blink of the eye, Tang Tian realized that he had time for himself again, and he could train again.
“Roland Su stepped forward and spoke respectfully: “Master, we have another captive.”
Tang Tian was startled: “Captive? Is he one of us?”
Roland Su shook her head: “No, he is the Second General under Qin Zhen. When we attacked the Qin Family, shewas always in a coma. Furthermore, her situation seems to be even stranger, does Master want to take a look?”
Xu Ye was helpless against Roland Su’s perseverance, to him, the Second General should be killed. Since they werethe arms and legs of Qin Zhen, recruiting them would have no meaning, and thus killing them would be the rightchoice. But Roland Su was a kind person at heart, and seeing that the Second General was also a lady, she wanted toprotect her.
It was a pity that despite trying different methods, Roland Su could not wake the girl up.
“Even stranger?” Tang Tian became somewhat interested.
Roland Su heaved a sigh of relief, she was afraid that Ghost Face Mask was actually a ferocious and murderousperson, and might be extremely impatient, but he was instead very different from the rumors, and was much kinder,so she immediately replied: “Yes, this subordinate feels that the lady was confused by others, and killing her wouldbe a pity.”
Victor was standing by the side, and said: “Her background is mysterious, she is not from Purple Cuckoo City, whynot take a look at her, Master.”
Without hesitation, Tang Tian nodded his head: “Let’s go take a look.”
Roland Su took the lead, and Tang Tian followed them and arrived deeper in the City Master’s home. At that time,only Zong Zheng Yan Mei was left out of the entire Qin Family, and the resistance the four families met was weak, sothey did not afflict too much damage on the City Master’s home, and it was rather well maintained.
Although she was in a coma, but Roland Su dared not be careless, and got many people to stand guard for her.
Upon entering the room, Tang Tian frowned, the air had a unique aura emitting from it.
On the bed lay a lady donning a silver mask, and a blue mist coiled around her entire body.
As expected, when Tang Tian entered the room, he immediately sensed the aura belonging to that of the sound mistand blue flames. Compared to the thread of law imprint in him, the mist on the lady was much heavier, to the pointthat her entire body was enveloped with the blue mist.
The strange blue mist was coming out from the lady’s body, it swirled around like a living thing, and then returnedinto her body.
Everyone’s face turned serious, Xu Ye gave a glance at Roland Su. He trained in the Life and Death Laws, and wasextremely sensitive towards the aura of death, but he had never seen or felt the blue mist before, and had difficultyjudging what it truly was.
That was why he would rather kill her, the blue mist was strange and not stable, it had the probability of affectingothers, and for the sake of this captive, it was not worth it. He had his worries, and was not happy with Roland Suand Victor, if something were to happen to the Master, who would be able to bear the consequences?
Xu Ye remained silent.
Tang Tian’s eyes lit up, although the blue mist was like poison to others, but it was a huge nourishment for him. Theblue flames and the sound mist on the Demon Figure’s hands were too little.
He walked to the bed, the Demon Figure congealed in his mind, and at the same time, his hands formed the GraspingFlower Seal.
Everyone was experts, and immediately sensed the aura around Tang Tian immediately changing. With thecompletion of the hand seal, a warm, gentle, and still aura emitted out from Tang Tian, making it as though he was acompletely different person without any killing intent.
~What technique is that?~ Everyone was spooked, they did not sense any undulation of Laws. ~Without the undulation of Laws, how could his aura change?~ And they had never seen such a warm and gentle aura before, suddenly, they felt as if they were basking under the sun. They were all strong seniors with powerful willpower, they were startled for a moment before regaining their consciousness, but their hearts were overwhelmed with shock, immediately thinking that Tang Tian was unfathomable.
Xu Ye heaved a sigh of relief, although he did not know what inheritance Tang Tian had obtained, but for it to be ableto unravel the blue mist in front of them, then it was good.
A sound came out, everyone watched as the swirling blue mist was being attracted by something, and transformedinto a slender smoke arrow that entered Tang Tian’s fingertip.
Tang Tian was immersed in the Grasping Flower Seal, his expression was gentle, his face revealing a smile.
In his mind, the gigantic Demon Figure appeared behind him, with the same posture. The Blue Mist entered his bodyand flew onto the Demon Figure’s Grasping Flower Seal fingertip. The blue flames became ablaze, and the initialbean sized small blue flames gradually became the size of a candlelight, quietly floating on its finger. The sound miston the other hand also swelled quickly, its size becoming multiple times larger, and the thread of music also becamemuch louder.
For an hour, Tang Tian sat there unmoving like a statue.
The blue mist curling around grew lesser and lesser, and the figure of the lady on the bed became clearer, the silvermask being an eyesore.
When the last trace of blue mist entered Tang Tian’s fingertips, he opened his eyes, a faint look of joy flashing past.The blue flames on the Demon Figure’s palm was already close to the size of a fist, while the sound mist on the otherpalm was around the thickness of a finger.
Even the dumb Tang Tian knew that these were useful to the Demon Figure.
After releasing the Grasping Flower Seal, he got out of the strange state of mind, and his gaze landed on the lady onthe bed. ~Mask?~ Thinking about his own Ghost Face Mask, Tang Tian became pleased, ~Seems like everyone likesto wear a mask now.~
Since she was a captive, Tang Tian was not polite at all, without saying a word, he took the mask off, revealing abeautiful face.
Tang Tian was startled, but in the next second, he blurted out: “Gu Xue!”
Xu Ye and the rest were dumbstruck, but in the next moment, everyone could not help but look at each other, withfear in their eyes. ~Master recognizes…..Master actually recognizes the lady!~
Xu Ye subconsciously wiped the perspiration off his forehead, unknowingly, there were droplets there. His heartjumped, ~Lucky for me, I did not stop them, If I had killed this girl….~
Thinking about the consequence, his heart trembled.
The young lady on the bed could vaguely hear someone shouting for her, she slowly opened her eyes, and whatentered her vision was the face that she had thought of for days and nights.
~I’m dreaming again.~
She chuckled, then closed her eyes.
“Hey hey hey, Gu Xue, wake up!”
She then felt as someone pulled her up, shaking her vigorously.
~This dream is a bit too intense.~
Gu Xue continued to smile, and continued to brew over her sleepiness, she wanted to sleep.
Tang Tian saw the smile on Gu Xue’s face, and sensed something wrong, ~Is Gu Xue injured somewhere? Or did I notremove the Law Imprint properly?~ In the anxiousness, Tang Tian’s eyes became furious, he roared out: “Gu Xue!”
His roar exploded suddenly, causing the air inside the room to be lifted and churned endlessly.
Xu Ye and the rest felt their eardrums buzzing, their brains stupefied.
Gu Xie was completely awakened by the furious roar, she opened her eyes in a daze, but the face in front of her didnot disappear, but looked at her anxiously, she was stunned, and after a moment, she muttered with uncertainty:“Tang Tian?”
Tang Tian was immediately ecstatic, he laughed out loud: “Hahahaha, Gu Xue, It’s me! You finally recognize me!That’s great!”
~How can I not recognize you…..even if you became ash, I will still recognize you….~
Gu Xue’s face suddenly blossomed out an enchanting smile, and her pupils became two bright vortices, like rainbowssuddenly twirling, the room was suddenly filled with rainbows, and Gu Xue who was on the bed started to float inthe air.
Everyone were stunned by the scene before them, Roland Su subconsciously reached for the rainbow in front of her,but grabbed nothing.
“Let us retreat.”
Tang Tian kept his smiles, his tone of speech was filled with joy, he never thought that he would be able to meet GuXue, and furthermore, after saving her, he also did not expect her to actually break through at such a time.
Xu An Zhong’s face was overwhelmed with shock, sword concept!
~Inside these rainbows, there is actually sword concept!~
~It isn’t cold at all, but illusory and warm, what kind of sword concept is this?~
After leaving the room, Tang Tian noticed a gigantic rainbow appearing in the sky above Purple Cuckoo City,causing the surprise of countless of people. Sin Domain did not have a sun, so naturally they could not haverainbows, and only heard of such an event from their ancestors, about the beautiful rainbows.
Every citizen of Purple Cuckoo City walked to the streets and raised their heads, to look at the unprecedentedbeautiful rainbow.
Tang Tian looked at the rainbow above him, the warm and illusory sword concept, made him reminisce.
Monarch Yearning Strike Sword!
Gu Xue looked as though she was basking in the sun, being cleansed by the blue sky, rainbows after rainbowsappeared in the sky, her face maintained a satisfied smile.
~Monarch Yearning Strike, my yearnings will never be destroyed.~
~The rainbows are my yearnings.~
Inside the blue mist imprisonment that confused her state of mind, she was in a half lucid state, dreaming and havingillusions. But she had never given up, she had personally experienced the destruction of her family, and had topersonally build her family back up from scraps, so she was not one with a weak personality.
She knew that she was lacking far behind Tang Tian, she knew of the minute help that she could provide him. He waslike the hero that could subdue Heaven’s Road, and she was just part of a small family in a small planet.
~But like what Tang Tian said, so what?~
~If I am weak, then I just have to become strong, strong enough to help him, just like how he helped me.~ She arranged everything in her family until they were stable and safe, before leaving on a journey without hesitation.
She had unintentionally wandered to Sin Domain, and was controlled by Qin Zhen’s blue mist, but her state of mindthat was imprisoned never gave up. For herself, for the figure that she was chasing, for the rainbows, for the manymore.
~If it’s him, he will definitely not give up.~
That was how she encouraged herself countless of times.
The resistance in her mind was extremely difficult, because in a person’s mind, nothing could be hidden, nothingcould be covered up, nothing could be avoided. Like how a bayonet could easily draw blood, she was beaten blackand blue, but she never gave up, and never subdued to it.
~I am the young lady of rainbows, How can I ever yield to them? How can I give up?~
The illusions from the blue mist, and the confusing riddling music, made Gu Xue feel extreme pain, but at the sametime it benefited her.
The Monarch Yearning Strike was an extremely unique martial technique, it embodies thoughts, emotions,conviction, trust, and thus her state of mind was being sharpened, causing her enlightenment and understanding ofMonarch Yearning Strike to become even more unfathomable.
She had unknowingly surpassed the Demon Slayer Wang Yong a long time ago.
Until finally, when she opened her eyes and saw Tang Tian, all the accumulations from the sharpening, all the scarsand wounds in her mind, and all the rainbows that never disappeared, finally found the perfect converging point, andfused together, allowing her to step into a new realm.
~The rainbows are my yearnings.~